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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tweeting World History Bonus Stamp






Follow me on twitter @CoachRoberts25

Tweet me a link to an article, video, picture or some form of digital media (NOT JUST A WIKIPEDIA PAGE) @CoachRoberts25 that relates to the topics of study during the current 6-Weeks and receive a FREE STAMP on your Stamp Sheet.

3rd 6-Weeks Topics:

Middle Ages around the World (600-1450)
     -Feudal Japan
     -Tang/Song Dynasties
     -Mongols
     -Feudal Europe
     -African Empires

Renaissance/Reformation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Empires of Africa, 800-1500

 
Read this Chapter in Brief Packet, Societies and Empires of Africa, 800-1500.  Choose 2 of the regions of Africa to Compare/Contrast.  Create a Venn Diagram outlining a plan for a Comparison Essay featuring 3 comparisons.  Write a Intro Paragraph including your Thesis.  Write a body paragraph with at least 3 historical facts, a direct comparison sentence and analysis of the direct comparison.  The Venn Chart, Intro Paragraph, and Body Paragraph will be turned in on Fri/Mon 12/2-3.
Salt
 
Ghana
 
Mali
 
Songhai

SNAPSHOT III: The World Circa 1000

Read the directions carefully to complete this assignment.

Completed SNAPSHOT will be turned in on 12/8-9.

Use Ch. 12131417 & 18 to help you.


SNAPSHOT III: The World Circa 1000 C.E. Directions 


SNAPSHOT III: The World Circa 1000 C.E. Map 


SNAPSHOT III: The World Circa 1000 C.E. (backside of map)


Use a separate SPEC Sheet for each of the 6 Civilizations Circa 1000 C.E. 


BYZANTINE EMPIRE (Ch. 12) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 10/20-21.


ABBASID DYNASTY (Ch. 13) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 10/28-29.

TANG DYNASTY (Ch. 14) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 11/3-4.


FEUDAL JAPAN (Ch. 14) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 11/3-4.

YUAN DYNASTY (Ch. 17) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 11/11-12.

GHANA EMPIRE (Ch.18) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 12/2-3.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crash Course 206: Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age

Complete the Climate Change, Chaos and the Little Ice Age Questions for a STAMP on Mon/Tues 11/24-25.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Crusades DBQ



 
 
 

Complete this DBQ PREWRITE Packet for a stamp on Mon/Tues 11/17-18 and we will write the DBQ ESSAY in class for a grade.

End of Feudalism Activity

We will complete a poster about your topic in class on Wed/Thurs (11/19-20). 


Use these prezis to gather data about your group's topic that helped lead to the End of Feudalism.

End of Feudalism Questions will be turned in for a grade 11/21-24

Prezis for Research



Background, Church and Economic Effects



Political and Social Effects


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feudal Europe



Use the above prezi of Development of Feudalism in Western Europe to answer these questionsThese questions along with the 2 Feudalism Activities will be stamped in class on Mon/Tues 11/17-18.


FEUDALISM VENN DIAGRAM PREZI PRINTOUT submitted for a Stamp on Fri/Mon 11/21-24.

You need to sign up for a free version of the software by signing up for a public account at: http://prezi.com/pricing/edu/

Complete the Venn Diagram by using the notes we have taken over Japanese and European Feudalism

Click on the Prezi link below
  • Click on "Make a copy"
  • Once you are on "Your Prezis" open up the Feudalism Venn Diagram Prezi
  • Click on Edit Prezi
  • Place each of the terms or statements in the proper category
  • Input your name on the Prezi
  • Click on the Share button at the top right hand side of the page
  • Click on "DOWNLOAD AS PDF"
  • Print out PDF, STAMPED on Fri/Mon 11/21-24


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wait for it....THE MONGOLS!!



Use the above prezi of The Rise of the Mongols to answer these questions.  

This will be stamped in class on Thurs/Fri 11/13-14.



Monday, November 10, 2014

The Travels of Ibn Battuta




Go to the Travels of Ibn Battuta website:

http://ibnbattuta.berkeley.edu/

You will be assigned one of the “chapters” 1-13. Read through your chapter and select a location that Ibn Battuta visited during his travels…check with your “chapter partner” to make sure you each select a different location.

After reading the account, pretend that you are Ibn Battuta and send a postcard back home to Tangier (Morocco) - Ibn Battuta's home.

To make a postcard, you should click on the picture from his trip and "Copy the Image" onto a new page - use Microsoft PowerPoint and paste onto a blank slide.

  • Size and position your picture to cover approximately half of the slide, making sure to leave a caption (or catchy title) so we know where you are writing from 
The other half of your post card should be the message home. 
The post cards should include important information, like:
  • The means of transportation (horse or donkey, camel caravan, ship) 
  • The distances traveled and how long the trip has taken 
  • The weather or climate 
  • Unusual sights or dangers along the way 
  • A description of the picture in your Post Card 
  • Other personal or cultural information that you want to share 
Email the final project to brobert8@houstonisd.org
I will print them out in and post them around the classroom.






Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 Minutes

FOR A FREE STAMP

Tweet a response using #apwhmiddleages to @CoachRoberts25 commenting on an item of interest to you from the video.


Friday, November 7, 2014

3rd 6-Weeks Crash Course Videos

Please watch and complete questions for 5 Crash Course World History Videos.  
5 will earn you a 100, 8 will earn you a 130 in the gradebook. 

View the programs and answer the questions by Sunday 11/30.

DFTBA!!

















3rd 6-Weeks Get a Five Assignment

Receive 20 points (140 total) for each of the following units (1450-1750) you take the quiz over.  You must take each quiz until you get all of the questions right to receive credit.

Compete each quiz by 12/7.
 


Student instructions
1. Visit
getafive.com and click on "I'm a student".
2. On the students page, choose "AP World History".
3. On the AP World History page, click on the "Enroll now" button.
4. Create an account or log in if you're already signed up.
5. You're now in your personal Study Room.
6. Click on the "Join a Class" tab on the left and enter the code for your AP World History class period:

1st Period-43LJJ9B
2nd Period-Y4X8P42
5th Period-G27NV6E
6th Period-GMWY2TW
7th Period-9WE98C6

3rd 6-Weeks Topic/Reading Calendar

3rd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from
TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS
11/10-14-Mongols

Chapter 17
11/17-25-Western Europe

Chapters 16&19
12/1-5-Sub-Saharan African Kingdoms

Chapter 18
12/8-12-
Renaissance and Reformation
Chapter 21&Ch. 23 up to pg. 569

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Feudal Japan


Use the above prezi about Feudal Japan to answer Feudal Japan Questions and Timeline.  The handout will be STAMPED on Fri/Mon 11/7-10.

Read the Japanese vs. European Feudalism Packet and answer the questions that accompany the documents.  The packet will be turned in for a grade on Tues 11/7-12.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Islamic Civilization Activities


Use the above prezi about Islamic Empires to answer The Rise and Spread of Islam Questions. This handout will be STAMPED on Tues/Wed 10/28-29.


We will be reading this Islamic Civilizations reading packet and answering these questions in class on Tues/Wed 10/28-29.


We will watch this PBS video on Thurs/Fri 10/30-31.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Byzantine Empire

 
 
 
 
 
 
Complete Byzantine Empire through Primary Sources in class on Tues/Wed 10/22-23.  It will be turned in for a grade on Thurs/Fri 10/24-25.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

End of an Era Venn Activity


Read the packet about the downfalls of Rome, Han China and Gupta India and complete the Venn Activity comparing how each empire declined and eventually collapsed.  The Venn Activity will be stamped Mon/Tues 10/20-21.

Be prepared to complete a Decline of Empires Prewriting Activity on Mon/Thurs 10/20&23 that will require a Venn Chart, Introduction Paragraph including a Thesis, 3 Direct Comparisons with Analysis.  This Prewrite Activity will be STAMPED on Wed/Mon 10/22&27.

Annotated Map: The Silk Roads

 
 
Design an annotated map that shows your understanding of key economic and cultural exchanges in Eurasia due to the Silk Roads.

Annotated Map: The Silk Roads

In your annotation, DEFINE the feature (who, what, when, where, why) and EXPLAIN ITS SIGNIFICANCE. Annotations should be 1-3 complete sentences. You can write the annotations on the sides of your map (and number them) OR you use lines or arrows to point to the appropriate location on the map.

Use The Silk Roads in History Packet to help with your map.


Use the above Prezi over the Silk Roads to answer these questions.
Questions will be Stamped on Mon/Tues 10/13-14.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Silk Roads Questions


Use the above Prezi over the Silk Roads to answer these questions.  
Questions will be Stamped on Mon/Tues 10/13-14.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Classical Civilizations Comparison PMT

Working in groups, create a compare and contrast essay prompt that will lead to the writing of a Compare and Contrast essay as a group in class. Essay will be written as a group, while also writing individually. One essay from each group will be selected to be graded.
Prompt Framework:

Explain the similarities and differences in the (SPEC)* in two of the following Classical Empires:

India (Maurya/Gupta Empire)
China (Han Dynasty)
Mediterranean (Roman Empire)

*
S-Social Structure         
P-Political Control       
E-Nature of Trade          
C-Role of Religion
Classical Civilizations Compare and Contrast Venn Chart including a THESIS will be STAMPED on Thurs/Fri 10/9-10.

Monday, October 6, 2014

2nd 6-Weeks Get a Five Assignment

Receive 10 points (100 total) for each of the following units (600-1450) you watch and take the quiz over.  Get a five out of five for each quiz featured in each lesson by 11/2.



Student instructions

1. Visit getafive.com and click on "I'm a student".
2. On the students page, choose "AP World History".
3. On the AP World History page, click on the "Enroll now" button.
4. Create an account or log in if you're already signed up.
5. You're now in your personal Study Room.
6. Click on the "Join a Class" tab on the left and enter the code for your AP World History class period:

1st Period-43LJJ9B
2nd Period-Y4X8P42
5th Period-G27NV6E
6th Period-GMWY2TW
7th Period-9WE98C6

2nd 6-Weeks Crash Course Videos

Please watch and complete questions for 5 of the 8 C.C. World History Videos.
5 will earn you a 100 in the gradebook, 8 will earn you a 130.

View the programs and answer the questions by Sunday 10/26.



video
 









 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

2nd 6-Weeks Topic/Reading Calendar

2nd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from
TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS
10/13-17-Silk Roads
Chapter 11
10/20-10/24-
Byzantine Empire
Chapter 12
10/27-31-Islamic Empires
Chapter 13&15
11/3-11/7-East Asian Empires
Chapter 14

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Getafive.com Mediterranean Empires Lesson

For a Stamp on Tues/Wed 10/7-8 view the lesson covering the Mediterranean Empires from getafive.com and complete a set of Cornell Notes.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations

Read the directions carefully to complete this assignment.

Completed SNAPSHOT will be turned in on 10/7-8


Use Ch. 10,7,&8 to help you.


SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations Directions 


SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations Map 


SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations (backside of map)


Use a separate SPEC Sheet for each of the 3 Major Classical Civilizations. 


ROME (Ch. 10) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/16-17

HAN CHINA (Ch. 7) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/22-23
MAURYA/GUPTA INDIA (Ch. 8) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/30-10/1

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Movie Review EXTRA CREDIT

APWH Movie Review
Turnitin.com
Extra Credit Opportunity
SEE THE LIST OF MOVIES ON THE SIDEBAR UNDER THE BENTLEY CHAPTER LINKS
-To receive extra credit all 7 sections of the movie review must be completed.
-Reviews must be TYPED and formatted based on the requirements below.
-You may complete one movie review per 6-weeks. 
-Reviews are to be submitted to
turnitin.com NO LATER THAN the last day of the 6-weeks.
-You can receive a 100 in place of your lowest grade other than your STAMP SHEET.


For each movie review, please include all of the following information:

 

1. Name of movie
2. Year released
3. Director(s)
4. Main actors and their characters
5. Rating- “R” rated movies require a parent signature on the top of page 1.
6. The Summary & Review (750 words minimum; written in paragraph form; includes all of the following):
            a. Summary- a brief summary of the story, including the major characters and a POV STATEMENT
                 about each.
            b. Setting/Connection to History- Explain the connection this movie has to World History. (In what
                 place and time was the movie set?  What major events were occurring during this time period? 
                 Describe the global context).
            c. Movie Review- The purpose of a movie review is to inform a potential viewer about the movie by
                 offering your judgment and commentary. Include in your review your opinions about what worked
                 and what didn’t work in the film. Give positive commentary (praise for things you really liked about
                 the picture) and/or criticism and recommendations on things you would have liked to see
                 presented differently. Give specific examples from the movie to support your views. You need to
                 address the historical accuracy of the film.
7. “Critics Corner”- Your overall rating of the movie. You may assign it a letter grade, + and –ok (—ex: A-). 
      Award it the grade you feel it deserves, but support the letter grade with commentary that justifies your
      opinion.

1st 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

1st 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

9/2-5-River Valley Civilizations

Chapters 2,3,4,5

9/15-19-Mediterranean Empires

Chapters 6,9,10

9/22-26-Han China

Chapter 7

9/29-10/2-Maurya/Gupta India

Chapter 8


1st 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • 6 Glasses Study Questions
  • Student Information Form
  • Getafive.com Diagnostic Exam
  • SNAPSHOT I: Ancient Civilizations
  • Religions Mobile
  • Rome Ch. 10 Short Answer Writing
  • Map Activity
  • Han China Ch. 7 Short Answer Writing
  • Maurya/Gupta Ch. 8 Short Answer Writing
  • STAMP SHEET
  • Unit 1 Key Terms
  • Crash Course Videos

1st 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Prehistory, Migrators and Nomads
  • Student Information Form
  • The Nature of Civilization Questions
  • Bronze and Iron Age Venn Chart
  • Ancient Egypt/Mesopotamia/India SPEC Chart
  • SOAPS/POV Assignment
  • Ancient China and Americas SPEC Chart
  • Classical Persia SPEC Chart
  • The Persian Press
  • Classical Han China SPEC Chart
  • 6 Glasses Comparison Venn Diagram

2nd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

2nd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

10/13-17-Silk Roads

Chapter 11

10/20-10/24-Byzantine Empire

Chapter 12

10/27-31-Islamic Empires

Chapter 13&15

11/3-11/7-East Asian Empires

Chapter 14


2nd 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Age of Empires Recipe
  • Grading of Empires
  • Connections Across Land Video Questions
  • SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations
  • Intro to the Study of Women's History
  • Mental Map: Classical Age, A Cross Cultural Exchange
  • Islam Video Questions
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Key Terms
  • Crash Course Videos

2nd 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Classical India SPEC Chart
  • Buddhism in China DBQ Prewrite
  • Classical Greece SPEC Chart
  • Classical Rome SPEC Chart
  • SOAPS/POV Practice Exercise II
  • Matching Review Activity
  • Silk Roads Historical Marker
  • Byzantine SPEC Chart
  • Byzantine Empire Questions/Engineering an Empire
  • Constantinople Real Estate Ad
  • 5 Pillars of Islam Chart/Study Questions
  • Rise and Spread of Islam Questions
  • Abbasid Caliphate SPEC Chart
  • Questions about Islamic Civilization
  • Tang and Song Venn Chart

3rd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

3rd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

11/10-14-Mongols

Chapter 17

11/17-25-Western Europe

Chapters 16&19

12/1-5-Sub-Saharan African Kingdoms

Chapter 18

12/8-12-Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 21&Ch. 23 up to pg. 569


3rd 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Early Empires Video Questions
  • Crusades DBQ Essay
  • End of Feudalism Questions
  • Snapshot III: The World c.1000
  • Mental Map: Regional Networks of Exchange
  • Unit 3 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Crash Course Videos

3rd 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Tang Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • Feudal Japan SPEC Chart
  • Feudal Japan Questions/Timeline
  • Yuan Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • The Rise of the Mongols Questions
  • Feudalism Venn Diagram
  • Crusades DBQ Prewrite
  • Development of Feudalism in Western Europe Notes
  • Dev. of Feudalism Activities
  • Feudal Europe SPEC Chart
  • Africa: Mansa Musa, Independent Study
  • Africa Investigation
  • Ghana SPEC Chart
  • Renaissance & Reformation Questions
  • Renaissance & Reformation Venn Diagram

4th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

4th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

1/7-10-Chapters 20&22

1/13-17-Chapter 26

1/20-24-Chapter 27

1/27-1/31-Chapter 28

2/3-7-Chapter 29

2/10-14-Chapter 30

4th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Winter Break Test
  • PBS Islam, Part III: The Ottoman Empire
  • Snapshot IV Gunpowder Empires
  • French Revolution Fill in the Blank
  • Egalite for All Video Questions
  • Ideas Shape the World Video Questions
  • Historical Figure CCOT Prezi
  • Revolutions Test
  • Guided Readings
  • Unit 4 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet

4th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Winter Break Questions
  • DBQ Prewrite: Women in the Middle Ages
  • Aztec vs. Inca Independent Study/SPRITES Chart
  • Tokugawa Japan SPEC Chart
  • Qing Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • CCOT Pre-Write Homework Activity
  • Ottoman Empire SPEC Chart
  • Mughal Empire SPEC Chart
  • More Practice CCOT Pre-Write Gunpowder Empires
  • The Russian Empire Questions
  • Personal CCOT Pre-Write Activity
  • Personal Portion of CCOT Prezi
  • Revolutions: Compare and Contrast
  • Urban Game Student Guide
  • Industrial Revolution Questions
  • Industrial Revolution PICTOWORD
  • Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution

5th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

5th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

2/17-21-Chapter 32

2/24-28-Chapter 33

3/3-7-Chapter 34

3/10-14-Chapter 35

3/24-28-Chapter 36

3/31-4/4-Chapter 37

5th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Imperial Designs Video Questions
  • Snapshot V
  • Mankind: Revolutions Video Questions
  • Imperialism DBQ Essay
  • Mankind: Speed Video Questions
  • Interwar Years PhotoStory
  • World War II Map Activity
  • Imperialism and World Wars Test
  • Unit 5 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet

5th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Industrial Revolution Pictoword
  • Adam Smith & the Industrial Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution Questions
  • Imperialism Questions
  • Analyzing Imperial Motives
  • Imperialism DBQ Prewrite
  • World War I Questions
  • First World War Activities
  • Interwar Years Rough Draft
  • Russian Revolution Conditions and Results
  • French and Russian Revolutions Compared
  • 20th Century Revolutions Questions
  • 20th Century Totalitarians Questions
  • World War II Questions

6th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

6th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from

TRADITIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

4/7-11-Chapter 38

4/14-17-Chapter 39

6th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • People Shape the World Video Questions
  • 13 Days Viewing Guide
  • Challenges in our World Today Questions
  • Anti-Genocide Brochure
  • Globalization and Economics Video Questions
  • Global Pop Culture Video Questions
  • Word Association Review
  • STAAR Pictoral Review
  • History of the World in Two Hours Video Questions
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Advice Wordle

6th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Globalization CCOT Pre-Write
  • Genocide Comparison Practice
  • POV Practice II
  • DBQ Grading