World History 2 Take-Home Final (Due Date – Monday, December 18 at Noon)

Link to Assignment on Google Docs

Take-Home Semester Final

World History 2

Submit Responses Through Google Docs to istewart@discoveryschool.edu.hn

Due Date – 12 Noon, Monday, December 18, 2017

 INSTRUCTIONS: Choose any TWO of the following FIVE numbered prompts and write a comprehensive response to each. 

  1. THEME – Inventions

Choose ANY TWO inventions from among those we discussed in class this semester. For EACH invention you select, you should do the following:

  • Explain what the invention is. How did this invention improve upon how things were done prior to the creation of this invention?
  • How did the presence of this invention impact the lives of TWO distinct groups of people? Make sure you are careful, clear, and thorough in your discussion.

2.  THEME – Actions of Individuals

Choose the actions taken by TWO distinct individuals we studied this semester. For EACH individual you select, you should do the following:

  • Describe the action taken by the individual. Be careful, clear, and thorough in your explanation.
  • How did this person’s action(s) impact the lives of TWO distinct groups of people? Make sure you are careful, clear, and thorough in your discussion.

3.  THEME – Turning Points in History

A turning point is an event that radically changes the direction of history or introduces pathways that were not present before. While making sure that you are not simply re-creating your response to another question on the final, you should do the following:

  • Explain what the turning point is.
  • Explain WHY this event/invention/action should be considered a turning point by discussing the turning point’s impact on TWO distinct groups of people. Make sure you are careful, clear, and thorough in your discussion.

4. THEME – Speaking Truth to Power

History is full of examples of people who take the courageous/foolish action of speaking out against the powerful forces that control much of the society in which that person lives. These examples of “speaking truth to power” do not always yield the same results.

Choose ANY TWO examples from history that involve someone speaking out against powerful forces of his/her time. For EACH example you select, you should do the following:

  • What situation was the protagonist of your story facing? What were the political/social conditions that the protagonist was confronting with his/her words/actions?
  • What happened to this person as a consequence of his/her actions? Why do you think those in power reacted in the way that they did?
  • To what degree was the protagonist successful in creating/inspiring the change that he/she set out to achieve? Evaluate whether the consequence the protagonist suffered was “worth” the results that came out of the effort.

5.  THEME – An interesting contrast

Part of what we do in history is to judge/evaluate the actions of historical figures. Because we cannot help but exist in the time and circumstances in which we live, we can sometimes fall into the trap of evaluating past actions against the background of our moral sensibilities.

Explore this idea by examining the stories of Cleopatra and King Henry VIII of England. For EACH of the two figures, start off by doing the following:

  • Give a summary of the actions that each ruler took that make each of them noteworthy figures in history. (What did they do?)
  • How are the two leaders alike? Think about what they are doing and why they are doing it?
  • Why might these two leaders be judged differently from each other? Do you believe that one leader is treated more “fairly” than the other? Why would this be true?
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Art Dec. 12-15

Science Display Boards and Scrapbooks

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In collaboration with Science Class and Language Arts Class, students have been asked to apply Elements and Principles of Art to their Science Display Boards and their Language Arts scrapbook. Both projects should be turned in for grading this week.

Language Arts. December 11th – 15th

This week, will continue to prepare for the final exam (Wednesday), which covers material from the first two partials. Students have already been given a copy of a review guide and we reviewed it thoroughly last Friday. In response to the school cancellation, there will be a more detailed study guide that will be posted to the class Google Drive folder and shared to each student via email. This will be posted as early as possible, Monday morning. I will also update this blog post with a direct link when the document is available.

Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to me and ask any questions pertaining to the class materials. I understand the difficulty in having a final exam review via the web, but unfortunately this situation beyond our control. Again, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached via email at: gpappas@discoveryschool.edu.hn

I am always available.

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday / Tuesday (December 11th/12th)  – Review for final exam. Updated / Revised study guides to be posted online and emailed to students.

Wednesday (December 13th)  – Final exam.

Math 1 Week of Dec. 11-15, 2017

 

DATE LESSON/ACTIVITY CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK QUIZ/TEST/PROJECT ETC…
Mon.

12/11/17

Tues.

12/12/17

Review & Practice

Online Virtual Classroom (if you have questions I will be available from 8 am -12 pm)

https://meet.google.com/cjx-itgw-tsi

Practice Ch 5 Review on Pearson Realize

Practice Ch 6 Review on Pearson Realize

1.8 Reateach WS (optional)

M1_0108RE

1.9 Reteach WS (Optional)

M1_0109RE

2.6 Reteach WS (optional)

M1_0206RE

2.7 Reteach WS (optional)

M1_0207RE

IXL Due

Get Cheat Sheet Ready (must turn in with semester Exam)

Wed.

12/13/17

Thurs.

12/14/17

Fri.

12/15/17

SEMESTER EXAMS Notebooks Due Day of Semester EXAM

Turn cheat sheets in with semester exams

Week of Dec. 4-8

We will continue with flipped classroom this week.

 6.4 Scatter Plots and Trend Lines

IN p 102: 6.4 Notes on key concepts  and EX.1-5

IN p 103: 6.4 VWS M1_0604VS

IN p 104: 6.4 PWS M1_0604PRG

IXL: Algebra 1 KK.8, KK.9, KK.10

EC IXL: Algebra 1 KK.12, KK.13, KK.14

6.5 Two Way Frequency Tables

IN p 105: 6.5 Notes on Key Concepts and Ex. 1-3

IN p 106: 6.5 VWS M1_0605VS

IN p 107: 6.5 PWS M1_0605PRG

IXL:  none

Review for Semester Exams:

Lessons 1.8, 1.9, 2.6, 2,7, Ch 5 and Ch 6.

Complete Pearson Realize reviews, and reteach WS.

Notebook due Day of Math Semester Exam

Biology- December 4th-8th

To continue with our online learning, please watch the following videos and write a paragraph response to answer the question- “Why Are Cells Small?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xx5v3PKZZM&t=187s

 
As well, the science fair presentations schedule has been modified to meet the shortened schedule that will begin on Wednesday.  Please see this Google Doc with the new schedule. 

Language Arts – December 4th – 8th

Please note, this is a continuation of the blog post from last week with a few date changes. 

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week:

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter 6 (as assigned in class on Tuesday, November 28th)
    • We will review the chapter when we return to school on Wednesday.
  • Students have been sent a Take Home Test via email and it is also shared on the class Google Drive. This is due on Thursday, December 7th. 
  • Read the following article online here about Of Mice and Men. Think about #10 from the list. Does this surprise you? Why?
  • Scrap book checks (75%) to be checked on Thursday, December 7th (originally scheduled for Friday, December 1)

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Mr. Pappas

Language Arts Updated – November 27th to December 1st

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week:

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter 6 (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Students have been sent a Take Home Test via email and it is also shared on the class Google Drive. This is due on Tuesday, December 5th.
  • Scrap book checks (75%) to be checked on Tuesday, December 5th (originally scheduled for Friday, December 1)

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Mr. Pappas