Thursday, April 17, 2014

APWH Assignments and Extra Credit Opportunities

Here are a couple of assignments, one of which offers an opportunity for extra credit.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11

  • students turned in the chapter 39 summaries
  • took 38-39 test
  • reading schedule for the week:
    • Fri 1131-1137
    • Sat 1137-1143
    • Sun 1143-1149
    • Mon 1149-1160
    • Tue 1161-1165
  • Get your summaries done early in the week and you won't have to stress about it later! 
  • Review session is going to be on Tuesday, April 15th at 1:00pm at Panera at Sierra Vista.
  • Also, the practice full-length AP test will be Saturday, May 3rd at 7:15am and will go until about noon.  Let me know as soon as possible if you may not be able to make it.
  • students took the WWII benchmark
  • Watched a video about the end of WWII and the start of the Cold War called The Century:  Best YearsPrint out the question sheet and watch the video below if you were absent.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10

  • Stations:
    • Notes on chapter 39. See Powerpoint below.
    • Multiple choice quiz from website
    • Matching game with key people from chapter 39

  • Took world war II test.  Make-up test will be Friday during class time.
  • Students turned in the study guide for the test as well.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wednesday, April 9

  • Notes on chapter 38-39. If you were absent, copy from a classmate.
  • Video excerpts from Gandhi and Story of India.  See Story of India episode below.  We watched the final 16 minutes in class.
  • Notes on Palestine/Israel.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tuesday, April 8

  • Brief discussion of the atomic bomb and whether or not the US should have used them.
  • Short video with Paul Tibbets, the man who flew the plane from which the bomb on Hiroshima was dropped.

  • Video about world war II from America:  The Story of Us.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Monday, April 7

Notes today on the attempts by the United States to contain communism.  Copy from a classmate if you were absent.

Key question: Did the U.S. have to drop the atomic bomb to end WWII?
  • Notes on the atomic bomb
  • Read a play about the bomb
  • Read an eyewitness account from a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing
  • Handed out the study guide for Thursday's test.
    • Due tomorrow (Tuesday) for 5 points then Mrs. Borges will return it to you
    • Final turn in will be on Thursday

Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday, April 4

  • Notes: Foundations of the Cold War
  • Chapter 37 Test
  • Students turned in chapter 37 summaries
  • Remember, on Friday, 4/11 chapter 39 (not 38) summaries are due.
  • Also, if you are attending the Asian student success conference on Friday, 4/11 you will be taking the 38-39 test on Thursday 4/10 and turning in summaries for 39 that day as well.
  • Showed musical tribute to the heroes of WWII shown in class today. Grab your tissues.

  • Notes on the Battle of Midway
  • Explored the USS Yorktown 16,000 feet under water
  • Took volunteers to read parts in an atomic bomb play that we'll read Monday. Extra credit for those volunteers.
  • Remember, we're planning to test on WWII on Thursday, April 10th. Start preparing!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thursday, April 3

  • Key question: How did the bombing of Pearl Harbor lead to the U.S. entering world war II?
  • Notes on Pearl Harbor
  • Video excerpt on Pearl Harbor
  • Listened to Franklin Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech
  • viewed the Pearl Harbor National Geographic website
  • Worked on the Pacific map.  If you were absent, see Mrs. Borges for a map.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Wednesday, April 2

  • completed notes on the European and Pacific theaters of WWII
  • watched excerpts from Ken Burns' The War
  • Reminder: we have a different chapter schedule coming up.
    -This Friday 4/4, it's business as usual; you'll turn in chapter 37 summaries and have the 37 test.
    -Next week you'll be reading through 38 and 39 but only doing summaries on chapter 39.
    -Friday, 4/11: chapter 39 summaries due, students will take chapters 38-39 test.
    -During spring break you'll work on chapter 40 and turn in those summaries the day we get back, Tuesday, 4/22
  • here's a musical tribute with scenes from The War that I'll be showing in class on Friday:

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Tuesday, April 1

  • Notes: Pacific theater of WWII.
  • Midway website: check out the Yorktown 16,000 feet under water!
  • Upcoming dates:
    • this Friday, April 4 chapter 37 summaries due, test on chapter 37
    • next Friday, April 11 chapter 39 summaries due (skipping summaries for chapter 38), test on chapters 38-39
    • Tuesday, April 22 chapter 40 summaries due

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31

  • Notes on the European theater of WWII.  If you were absent, copy from a classmate.
  • Watched a few clips of the video The Century--Over the Edge. Started at about 24:35


Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28

  • students turned in chapter 37 summaries
  • Students took the chapters 35-36 test.  If you were absent, the make-up will be Wednesday, April 2 at lunch in my classroom.
  • Reviewed the WWII events. 
  • Read a portion of 2 of Winston Churchill's speeches
  • Watched an excerpt of a video about the D-Day invasion

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27

  • Completed the video started at an earlier time entitled Over the Edge.  After finishing the sheet, students turned it in.
  • Worksheet: Hitler's Lightning War.  Completed in class then turned in.
  • Watched a video excerpt about the Miracle at Dunkirk.