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Friday, July 4

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    "BBC - History - Historic Figures: William Harvey (1578 - 1657)." Historic Figures. BBC. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/harvey_william.shtml>.
    Day. "Lesson Objectives." Schoolhistory.co.uk. Google. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. <http://tinyurl.com/29xmwja>.
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Thursday, May 31

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    it over?
    So now we want to turn our attention to a different kind of revolution, a revolution that was about to change life for everyone, not just in one country, or region, but for the entire world: the Industrial Revolution. Probably nothing that we have studied so far has had as great an impact on the life you life today.
    The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
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    Notice that none of these interactions are SUMMARIZING what's been said. The job of summarizing what's be read is done by the person to the left of the reader. Once a part of the reading (I suggest no more than 2 or 3 paragraphs) has been read, summarized and verbally annotated, switch roles and continue reading.
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    family alive.
    We are going to watch a short video on life before and after the industrial revolution. Make a note of the differences between the two. The video is available to you on the school server, but you will have to drag it to your desktop at school if you want to access it at home. Go to the KIS server/HS/World History 9th Grade/Living History: Living During the Industrial Revolution
    Read the handout, after pre-reading your task (Activity 1). You can do this with a partner.
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    Countries which embraced industrialization underwent dramatic economic, social and political change. How did people try to make sense of this rapidly changing world? Were they optimistic or pessimistic about the future? For better or worse, once it started, the genie of industrialization could not be put back into the bottle.
    We've already noted how Marx (and his friend Engels) responded to the misery and injustice he saw in Britain as it was swept up in the Industrial Revolution. We'll want to look at that in more detail, but first, let's look at the idea that drove the Industrial Revolution: Capitalism. Read what Adam Smith had to say about it. (Handout already given to you). Smith's ideas about the marketplace, competition, the "invisible hand", and human self-interest were the foundation of laissez-faire capitalism (see p. 270 old hard copy, or p. 303 online or new hard copy).
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    revolution world.
    They argued all societies went through natural stages of development:
    Feudalism => Capitalism => Socialism => Communism
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    hard copy).
    Map exercise: Formerly communist countries vs countries which currently identify themselves as communist
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    reform laws?
    Take a look at this article analyzing the 2010 US Census figures. Then look at the this forum on the Gini index, which measures the gap between the rich and the poor. What does this graph tell you?
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    MLA citation of all sources (including images)
    You will have the rest of today’s class to work on this project and the rest will be completed for homework. Please familiarize yourself with the assessment rubric below.
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    Class 9 G: 2/14, E: 2/15
    An Age of Democracy and Progress
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    With a partner, discuss what you can glean from examining these maps both individually and in relation to each other.
    Images of imperialism in various cartoons. Discuss the questions with your partner.
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    this way?
    Read and take notes on pp 10-16 in Bonnie G. Smith, Imperialism. This is available on the KIS server, and must be dragged to your desktop if you want to access it outside school.
    Class 10 G: 2/16, E: 2/17
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    of 1884-1885.
    The Berlin Conference was held partially as a response to King Leopold II of Belgium's claims over the territory of the Congo. Read this summary of a BBC documentary: Imperial Legacy of Misery to get a sense of the impact of Leopold's role in the region. Here's a link to the full BBC documentary Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death if you are interested (this is NOT mandatory).
    Using Michael Parenti's "Imperialism 101" as your source, answer the following questions on your gallery page: Imperialism
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Sunday, May 6

Wednesday, September 7

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    Class 33 11/9 both blocks
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    Write a paragraph (MLA format) which answers the question: Who benefited most from the contact between the Old and the New Worlds?
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    the Americas
    Watch the first 3 chapters of this documentary. Stop at 21:11 When Worlds Collide
    In MWH (old hard copy) read pp 115-119 about the slave trade (pp132-136 online or new hard copy)This 9 minute clip from the movie Amistad is OPTIONAL, as it presents a realistic, and therefore quite disturbing portrayal of the slave trade. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WATCH THIS. The movie tells the true story of a shipload of African slaves in 1839 who managed to wrest control of the ship they were being transported on from the Portuguese slave traders, only to end up in slave-owning America, where they fought a successful legal battle for their freedom. The video is quite distressing at times, and contains scenes of nudity, although it is not of a sexual nature.
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    Ed Wood. Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette. Touchstone, 1994. DVD.
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    of Exploration II
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    IIZhu Di's grand
    What kind of Muslim would Zheng He have been?
    Using Gavin Menzies' 1421, read about how Zheng He set sail on 2 February, 1421, from the coastal city of Tanggu (where Ms Boyle lived for 6 years!!) on p. 51 (from "Within 12 months...") to the top of page 53 (you've already read the paragraph beginning "As soon as he claimed the imperial throne..."). Then continue from p 64 (from "Admiral Zheng He, dressed in his formal uniform...") to p. 71. For all of the assigned readings for today, use a highlighter to identify the most important information.
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    Regional Geography Quiz #4
    Continue working on Explorer Maps (30 minutes)
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    out there?
    At the same time that Europe was moving out into the world, to discover new territories and claim them for their own purposes, other parts of the world were pulling back. Isolationism became the policy of both China and Japan, two nations which had the technological know-how to challenge European hegemony. The Islamic Empire had grown too large, had fractured into 3 major regional empires: The Ottoman (Middle East/S.E. Europe/N. Africa), Safavid (Iran/Afghanistan/Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan,parts of Pakistan) and Mughal (India/Nepal/Bhutan/Bangladesh/parts of Pakistan) Empires. See map in MWH p61 (old hard copy) or p71 (new or online). Each was so concerned with maintaining control of their own territories, they had no political will or resources to consider building a maritime (sea) empire.
    The Americas, Africa, Oceania, S.E. Asia -- none of these had the technology to build large ocean-going fleets to carry armies and settlers to new territories and to stake their claim.
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    You may have been to the library this week and seen the selection of books which have been, at one time another, banned for various reasons. Here are a few interesting quotes on the practice of banning books:"Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads."
    -- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic (1856-1950)
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    Fitzgerald Kennedy
    “Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” Potter Stewart quotes (American Judge and associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1958-81)
    “Censorship: the reaction of the ignorant to freedom.” Anonymous
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    From http://people.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/I_Transp/IO6_Shia.html
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    Western Europe
    Prior to the Renaissance, in what has been called the "Dark Ages", it is generally held that Western Europe's cultural and intellectual development was virtually at a standstill -- perhaps even regressing. So what was it that led them to break out of this period, and emerge into the new age of intellectual curiosity, the Renaissance?
    You have already learned about the impact of the plague and wars, which lead Europeans to question the effectiveness of their social, political and religious institutions in the 1300s. You have read about the importance of factors that combined in Northern Italy to create the conditions for change: an urban culture, a wealthy merchant class, and the inspiration of ancient Rome (and Greece) which was all around them. You know that scholars began to read again the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hypocrites and Ptolemy, and find in them an inspiration for a new way of thinking -- humanism. But how did Europe, which had for long valued only one kind of learning - scholasticism - begin to "open its mind"? What was the spark that re-ignited a spirit of intellectual curiosity?
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Monday, August 29

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    Unit 2: Global Power Shifts to Europe
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    European contact with the Americas
    Watch the first 3 chapters of this documentary. Stop at 21:11 When Worlds Collide
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    sexual nature.
    Amistad was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1997 and starred Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey and Anthony Hopkins.
    We will watch a short clip from Amazing Grace, about the struggle of William Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian, to abolish the slave trade.
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    Class 28 10/27 both blocks
    China's Age of Exploration II
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    territory! Smart, right? Itright?It worked so
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    What kind of Muslim would Zheng He have been?
    Using Gavin Menzies' 1421, read about how Zheng He set sail on 2 February, 1421, from the coastal city of Tanggu (where Ms Boyle lived for 6 years!!) on p. 51 (from "Within 12 months...") to the top of page 53 (you've already read the paragraph beginning "As soon as he claimed the imperial throne..."). Then continue from p 64 (from "Admiral Zheng He, dressed in his formal uniform...") to p. 71. For all of the assigned readings for today, use a highlighter to identify the most important information.
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    Europe in 1400
    Read the first paragraph of p. 45 Use this map, and the one in MWH p35, to identify where "the Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor of Byzantium (also called Constantinople), the Doge (ruler) of Venice, and the kings of England, France, Castille and Portugal" would have come from had they been invited to Beijing on 2 February 1421.
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    in Nanjing.
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    When Zhu Di came to power (his father gave the throne to his nephew instead of his son, so Zhu Di fought and defeated the second emperor), he decided to build a magnificent new capital, to be called the Forbidden City, in Beijing, to humiliate the Mongol leader Tamerlane, who dreamed of re-taking it.
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    The "Silk Road", along which Chinese traders journeyed to sell their silks, spices, porcelain and other valuable commodities, was actually a web of many routes that extended from Xi'an into the heart of the Islamic world.
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    the population".
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    Continue working on Explorer Maps (30 minutes)
    Why wasn't the rest of the world out there?
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    (sea) empire.
    The Americas, Africa, Oceania, S.E. Asia -- none of these had the technology to build large ocean-going fleets to carry armies and settlers to new territories and to stake their claim.
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    and Japan.
    As you watch this video about Japan's attempts to build an empire in the 16th century, answer these questions:
    1) Who was "the Bald Rat"?
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    2. Portugal
    3. France
    4. England
    5. The Netherlands
    Resources:
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    Henry the Navigator Video
    Why is his name in fact a misnomer (ie. it's a name he shouldn't have)?
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    "pull factors"?
    Read MWH pp 83-88 (old hard copy) or pp 95-101 (online or new edition) and take Cornell notes, remembering to highlight the most important information and summarize the main idea of the chapter. However far you have progressed at the end of class, I'd like you to email your work to me (or give me a photocopy if hand done) and then complete for homework.
    Class 23 10/13 (severely shortened due to PSAT), G: 10/14
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    Class 21 10/8 both blocks
    Regional Geography Quiz #3
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    Scientific Revolution
    With the rebirth of thinking and questioning their world in the Western European Renaissance, people began to really "think outside the box". They questioned their lives and how they were governed, they questioned the authority of leaders and the Church and they questioned how things WERE. All of this challenging also led to what is known as the SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION.
    Galileo questioned "scientific facts" which had been held unchallenged for hundreds of years:
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    Here's a list of the top 10 most banned books in American libraries: Banned Books
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    of banning books: "Censorshipbooks:"Censorship ends in
    -- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic (1856-1950)
    “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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    Class 18 E: 9/30, G: 10/1
    Cultural Interactions: The Islamic World and Western Europe
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    the Renaissance?
    You have already learned about the impact of the plague and wars, which lead Europeans to question the effectiveness of their social, political and religious institutions in the 1300s. You have read about the importance of factors that combined in Northern Italy to create the conditions for change: an urban culture, a wealthy merchant class, and the inspiration of ancient Rome (and Greece) which was all around them. You know that scholars began to read again the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hypocrites and Ptolemy, and find in them an inspiration for a new way of thinking -- humanism. But how did Europe, which had for long valued only one kind of learning - scholasticism - begin to "open its mind"? What was the spark that re-ignited a spirit of intellectual curiosity?
    Now read what several different historians have to say:
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    2) including detailed Works Cited page(s) so that a reader can check the accuracy of your citation if they want to
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    freshman courses.
    I, and possibly your other teachers, still require that you include URLs for all web sources, although MLA no longer does.
    MLA format tells you
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    The reasons for European dominance have their roots in shifts in thinking which had been occurring since the middle of the 15th century.
    Why was it Europe, rather than, for example China, which became the dominant force in the modern world?
    Learning Objectives:
    Understand how Renaissance humanism sparked a new opening of the European mind, and new developments in the arts and in political systems, was sparked by intellectual exchanges with the Islamic world, and through them, the Far East.
    Compare and contrast the European Age of Discovery and the Chinese Age of Discovery, both of which occurred in the 15th century.
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Wednesday, August 10

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    Judging from the photograph, I can infer that the government was very hostile toward Japanese Americans. I can see that the camp is not a pleasant place to live in, but a bare field with an unduly road. I can also see that this place is very crowded, which would not make a very sanitary or comfortable place. Because the government did not provide Japanese Americans with good conditions, I can tell that the government’s attitude was very bitter.

    Oral Quiz on Post WWII
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    Judging from the photograph, I can infer that the government was very hostile toward Japanese Americans. I can see that the camp is not a pleasant place to live in, but a bare field with an unduly road. I can also see that this place is very crowded, which would not make a very sanitary or comfortable place. Because the government did not provide Japanese Americans with good conditions, I can tell that the government’s attitude was very bitter.

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Sunday, June 12

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    1) What was Operation Sea Lion?
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    Vicky, you came to me after class as said the sound was poor, and I asked you if you had had problems with the sound in the past -- you said "no". Did you even LOOK at the feedback I gave you on previous recordings???
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    Interpretation and DBQ
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