Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Global Studies: Wed. 10/18/2017

Today in class:
  • Minimum Day Schedule
  • Log in to Google Classroom and complete the Skills Review Unit 2: Complex Civilizations
    • Look at the documents
    • Answer the questions on your own sheet of paper
    • Make sure your paper has a heading, title, and that the questions for each document are clearly labeled
      • Ex: Document 1
        1) Your answer
        2) Your answer
Homework: Finish Complex Civilizations- Religion 1-Pager by midnight and submit to Google Classroom (do not share it with me or email it to me!).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Global Studies: Tue. 10/17/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish Complex Civilization- Religion 1-Pager by midnight on Wednesday. Turn in your 1-Pager in Google Classroom by attaching it. Make sure the document's name includes the names of both partners.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Global Studies: Mon. 10/16/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish the CNN 10 Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How video notes and answer the two key questions using A and B statements.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Global Studies: Fri. 10/18/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish an A and a B statement for each of the prompts linked above in the AB Writing Practice.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Global Studies: Wed. 10/11/2017

Today in class:
Period 5 only: Our HOW rep will be announced in class tomorrow.  We also have an alternate in case the rep is absent or can not attend for some other reason.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Global Studies: Tue. 10/10/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish the Achieve 3000 Five Step assignment from today.

Period 5 only: Complete the HOW candidate form in Google Classroom if you are interested in becoming an HOW representative.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Global Studies: Mon. 10/9/2017

Today in class:
  • Five Themes presentations (around 4 or 5)
  • CNN 10- Monday, October 9, 2017
    • Key Questions: (Write these at the top of your paper, before you start Cornell Notes.)
      • How has Hurricane Nate impacted the United States?
      • What impact has North Korea’s recent nuclear test had on neighboring countries in the region?
      • CNN Heroes: How has Los Angeles Children's Project affected LA’s youth?
Homework: Finish watching CNN 10 and complete your who, what, when, where, why/how notes.  Leave a space after each article for your A (Answer the prompt) and B (Back it up with evidence) sentences.  We will write the A and B instead of a summary this week.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Global Studies: Fri. 10/6/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish questions for the primary source document we read and annotated in class. Review ABC writing for the three prompts we started on Monday.  Review your Five Themes presentation if you have not yet presented.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Global Studies: Thu. 10/5/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish CNN 10 notes and summary.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Global Studies: Wed. 10/4/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Complete Activities and finish the Informal Assessment (You must be logged in to your Google account to access this link.)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Global Studies: Tue. 10/3/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Finish Achieve3000- Ancient Middle East: Who Built the Pyramids? Now We Know!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Global Studies: Mon. 10/2/2017

Today in class:
Homework: Try to complete the A & B for prompts 2 and 3 on your own.  We will review when I return on Friday.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Global Studies: Thu. 9/28/2017

Today in class:
Homework:

  • Collect all parts of your homework packet (look at the cover sheet!) and bring to class tomorrow!
  • Finish your Test Corrections. The forms are on Google Classroom. I will collect them tomorrow.
  • Finish reading Ch. 1.3 in the online textbook 

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Global Studies: Wed. 9/27/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Finish reading Ch. 1.2 in the online textbook and complete the PERSIA chart from the Ch. 1.2 assignment linked above. (DUE tomorrow)

    Continue Test Corrections
    Form 1
    Form 2
    Test Corrections are DUE on Friday, 9/29.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Global Studies: Mon. 9/25/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Test Corrections are DUE on Friday, 9/29.

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Global Studies: Thu. 9/21/2017

    Today in class:
    • Reviewing Maps, Graphs, and Charts
    • Reviewing the Five Themes of Geography
      • In your group analyze your document for evidence of each of the Five Themes
      • Reference the Five Themes Lecture Notes and take notes for your document
      • Present your findings in front of the class.
    • Five Themes of Geography (Know these!)
      • Location
        • Absolute Location
        • Relative
      • Place
        • Physical Characteristics
        • Cultural Characteristics
      • Human-Environment Interaction
        • Rely
        • Modify
        • Adapt
      • Movement
        • People, Products, Ideas
          • Transportation
          • Communication
          • Migration
      • Region
        • Geographic/Physical
        • Political
        • Cultural

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Global Studies: Tue. 9/19/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Finish Achieve3000- The Old City is New Again

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Global Studies: Mon. 9/18/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Add the countries from today's presentations to your map.
    If you have not presented, practice your Geographical Me presentation at home in front of a parent, sibling, or friend.

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Global Studies: Fri. 9/15/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Add the countries from today's presentations to your map.
    If you have not presented, practice your Geographical Me presentation at home in front of a parent, sibling, or friend.

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Global Studies: Thu. 9/14/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Add the countries from today's presentations to your map.
    If you have not presented, practice your Geographical Me presentation at home in front of a parent, sibling, or friend.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Global Studies: Wed. 9/13/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Practice your Geographical Me presentation at home in front of a parent, sibling, or friend.

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    Global Studies: Mon. 9/11/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Bring your CHARGED Chromebook to school tomorrow!!

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    Global Studies: Fri. 9/8/2017

    Today in class:
    • Flocabulary: The Week in Rap!
      • Classroom Teams Competition
    • Continue work on Geographical Me assignment (Due Monday!)
    Homework: Finish Achieve3000- Clean Water for All by tonight, Finish Geographical Me and turn in to Google Classroom before 8:25 a.m. on Monday morning.

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Global Studies: Thu. 9/7/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Finish Achieve3000- Clean Water for All by Friday night, continue working on Geographical Me (Due 9/11)

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Global Studies: Wed. 9/6/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework: Finish Achieve3000- Clean Water for All by Friday night

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Global Studies: Fri. 9/1/2017

    Today in class:
    Homework
    • Finish Absolute Location Practice in Google Classroom
    • Finish Achieve Level Set
    • Begin/continue Geographical Me project 
      Reminders:

      Thursday, August 31, 2017

      Global Studies: Thu. 8/31/2017

      Today in class:
      Homework
        Reminders:

        Wednesday, August 30, 2017

        Global Studies: Wed. 8/30/2017

        Today in class:
        Reminders:

        Tuesday, August 29, 2017

        Global Studies: Tue. 8/29/2017

        Today in class:
        Reminders:
        • Join Remind and Google Classroom (Class Codes)
          • Please be logged in to your GUHSD account for full access to the linked document

        Monday, August 28, 2017

        Global Studies: Mon. 8/28/2017

        Today in class:
        • Review Week 3 Calendar
        • Join Remind and Google Classroom (Class Codes)
          • Please be logged in to your GUHSD account for full access to the linked document
        • CNN 10- August 28, 2017
        • Continue working on incomplete assignments from last week
          • Homework Packet #1 is due on Friday
            • Maps, Graphs, and Charts
            • Textbook scavenger hunt
            • Geography Skills Handbook
            • The Valkyries and Valhalla
            • CNN 10- August 28, 2017
        Reminders:
        • Tomorrow is make up picture day in Room 301 at break or lunch

        Friday, August 25, 2017

        Global Studies: Fri. 8/25/2017

        Happy Odin's Procession!!

        Today in class:
        • Listen, Sketch, Retell: The Valkyries and Valhalla
          • Listen to the story
          • Sketch a scene from what you heard
            • Fold a piece of white paper into 8 rectangles
            • Sketches in boxes 1-6
            • Bullet point summary of each sketch in boxes 7 & 8
            • Heading in box 8 (if room) or on the back
          • Turn to a partner and retell the story using your sketch!
        Reminders:
        • Buy your planner from Mrs. Naah in Room 207 for $8

        Thursday, August 24, 2017

        Global Studies: Thu. 8/24/2017

        Today in class:
        Reminders:
        • Buy your planner from Mrs. Naah in Room 207 for $8
        • Wear your ORANGE for Odin's March tomorrow!

        Wednesday, August 23, 2017

        Global Studies: Wed. 8/23/2017

        Today in class:
        • Return Maps, Graphs, and Charts and the Textbook Scavenger Hunt with stamps
          • Please make any corrections
          • Complete both assignments before turning them back in for points
          • Stamped assignments will be collected all together in a packet at a later date
        • Join Google Classroom (See Classroom Codes for your class period)
        • Introduce Geography Homework style and begin first assignment on page SH24 (in the Skills Handbook)
        Reminders:
        • Buy your planner from Mrs. Naah in Room 207 for $8
        • Start planning your spirit outfit for Odin's March on Friday!

        Tuesday, August 22, 2017

        Global Studies: Tue. 8/22/2017

        Today in class:

        Reminders:
        • Buy your planner from Mrs. Naah in Room 207 for $8
        • Start planning your spirit outfit for Odin's March on Friday!
        Homework: Bring a CHARGED Chromebook to school tomorrow!

        Monday, August 21, 2017

        Global Studies: Mon. 8/21/2017

        Welcome to our classroom blog!! Check here for each day's agenda as well as links to class documents!

        Today in class:
        • DUE: Syllabus signature sheet AND your introductory letter to me
        • Work on Maps, Graphs, and Charts assignment in class
        • Make sure to see me if you are interested in transfering to Pre-AP
        • Buy your planner from Mrs. Naah in Room 207 for $8
        • Start planning your spirit outfit for Odin's March on Friday!
        Homework: Finish your Map, Graphs, and Charts assignment from class

        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

        Today's Recap, 4/25

        Today in Class:
        • Lecture NotesNew Nations of Southeast Asia (Finish slides up to Africa)
        • Video: Africa- State of Independence (No Notes)
        • Homework: Complete Ch 16.4 KT/Making an Argument
          • Making An Argument: “Conflicts over religion are the basis of MOST problems in the Middle East.” (AGREE or DISAGREE)

        Monday, April 24, 2017

        Today's Recap, 4/24

        Today in Class:
        • Review Week 14 Calendar
        • Stamp Ch. 16.3 KT/Making an Argument (Stamp 16.1 & 16.2 if needed)
        • Return Papers
        • Lecture NotesNew Nations of Southeast Asia
        • Homework: Begin Ch 16.4 KT/Making an Argument
          • Making An Argument: “Conflicts over religion are the basis of MOST problems in the Middle East.” (AGREE or DISAGREE)

        Monday, March 20, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/20

        Today in Class:
        • Review Week 11 Calendar
        • Stamp Ch. 15.4 KT/AB3 and Cold War Research (Specific and General)
        • Lecture Notes: Korea & Vietnam
          • Notes on Vietnam slides to end of slides
        • Homework: Begin Ch. 15.5 KT/AB3 and continue working on the Cold War project (Videos due Friday morning.)

        Friday, March 17, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/17

        Today in Class:

        Thursday, March 16, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/16

        Today in Class:

        Wednesday, March 15, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/15

        Today in Class:
        • Turn in Chapter 15.3 KT/AB3
        • View Crash Course: The Cold War
        • Begin work on your individual research for the Cold War project
        • Meet in your Cold War groups and discuss your plan for the presentation
        • Homework: Begin Cold War research questions (both general and specific) 

        Tuesday, March 14, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/14

        Today in Class:

        Monday, March 13, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/13

        Today in Class:
        • Stamp 15.2 KT/AB
        • Review Week 10 Calendar
        • Review Dress Code
        • Flocabulary- The Cold War
          • Read the lyric notes
          • Complete Exit Ticket in Google Classroom
        • Homework: Begin Chapter 15.3 KT/AB3

        Friday, March 10, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/10

        Today in Class:
        • Holocaust Art Project Walk-around
          • Create a chart with 38 rows and four columns, similar to this:

        #
        Focus
        Creativity
        Effort/Quality
        Comments
        1




        2




        3




        4




        5




          • Review each piece of artwork and answer the following questions as yes, no, or partially
            • Focus: Does the project communicate a message (not just a picture)?  Does it convey emotions related to the Holocaust?
            • Creativity: Does this piece show originality & uniqueness?
            • Effort/Quality: Does the piece show that the artist spent time and effort in creating an aesthetically pleasing project?
        • Homework: Complete Chapter 15.2 KT/AB3, finish Achieve 3000 article by Saturday if necessary
        **IF YOU MISS THE WALK AROUND TODAY:
        For those students who will be absent for the art walk around, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

        Thursday, March 9, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/9

        Today in Class:
        **IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS THE WALK AROUND FRIDAY:
        For those students who will be absent for the art walk around on Friday, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

        Wednesday, March 8, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/8

        Today in Class:
        **IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS THE WALK AROUND FRIDAY:
        For those students who will be absent for the art walk around on Friday, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

        Tuesday, March 7, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/7

        Today in Class:
        • Chapter 14 Test
        • Turn in Notes Packet
          • Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (Video)
          • From Hate to Genocide (PPT)
          • Lightning War (Video)
          • WWII Overview (PPT)
        • Turn in Homework Packet (KT/SecQs)
          • 14.1: From Appeasement to War
          • 14.2: The Axis Advances
          • 14.3: The Allies Turn the Tide
          • 14.4: Victory in Europe and the Pacific
          • 14.5: The End of World War II
        • Homework: Begin Ch. 15.1 KT/AB3 and continue working on the Holocaust Art Project.

        Monday, March 6, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/6

        Today in Class:

        Friday, March 3, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/3

        Today in Class:

        Thursday, March 2, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/2

        Today in Class:
        • Junior Class Elections Campaign Video
          • Vote Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday via tallyspace.com (search "Valhalla" and follow the directions)
        • Video Notes: Lightning War
          • 20 bullet point notes (don't focus on the details about the weapons, pay closer attention to the war strategy of both sides. What were their strengths? Weaknesses?
        • Homework: Complete Ch. 14.3 KT/Section Q’s 2-5, continue working on the Holocaust Art Project

        Wednesday, March 1, 2017

        Today's Recap, 3/1

        Today in Class:

        Tuesday, February 28, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/28

        Today in Class:

        Monday, February 27, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/27

        Today in Class:
        • RSVP Bell Schedule 
        • Review Week 8 Calendar
        • Interactive WWII Map
        • Begin Lecture Notes: Hatred to Genocide
        • Period 5 only- RSVP- Raising Student Voices Through Participation (in class discussion about recommendations for improving student culture at Valhalla.)
        • Homework: Begin Ch. 14.3 KT/Section Q’s 2-5

        Friday, February 24, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/24

        Today in Class:
        • Media Literacy Project
          • Stamp the first two columns of the chart on page 2 and your completed checklists
          • Complete the second two columns in the chart on page 2 of the packet
        • Video Notes: Apocalypse- The Rise of Hitler
          • 15-20 bullet point notes
        • Homework: Complete Ch. 14.2 KT/Section Q’s 2-5, finish all Media Literacy activities for history (collected Monday)
        Announcements:
        We will have a modified bell schedule on Monday, February 27.  Please see the RSVP Bell Schedule for more information about when classes will start and end this coming Monday.

        Thursday, February 23, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/23

        Today in Class:

        Wednesday, February 22, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/22

        Today in Class:
        • Pass back papers/review calendar
        • New Homework Style!
          • Continue doing the Key Terms for each section
          • Also complete the assessment questions at the very end of the section (different from the standards checks.)
        • Media Literacy Day 3
          • Read the articles and complete notes according to the directions linked above
          • Have your completed assignment stamped
        • Homework: Begin Ch. 14.1 KT/Section Q’s 2-6 (Due Friday), Finish Media Literacy Day 3 assignment if not completed in class

        Tuesday, February 21, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/21

        Today in Class:
        • Unit 4 Writing Exam!!
        • Turn in answers to all Mini-Q packet activities (Hook activity, Background Essay questions, Document questions, etc.)


        Friday, February 17, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/17

        Today in Class:
        • Unit 4 Multiple Choice Exam!!
        • Homework: Review for Unit 4 Mini-Q Writing Exam (Review PPT)
          • Complete all document questions
          • Finish all Mini-Q packet activities
        Announcements:
        Parent Night is on Tuesday evening!  Sophomores meet with counselors to determine Fall 2017 classes in Room 301 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more information!

        Partner with counselors and learn step-by-step how to assist your student with their Fall 2017 course selections and 4-year plan. Counselors will cover grade level course offerings, graduation requirements, "a-g" college entrance requirements, honors and AP recommendations, math and science levels and sequencing, AND MORE!  Please plan to attend the breakout session designated for your student's current grade level. Course information will be tailored specifically for that grade. Students are welcomed to attend with their parents!  

        Thursday, February 16, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/16

        Today in Class:

        Wednesday, February 15, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/15

        Today in Class:
        • Continue Mini-DBQ (no link, email me if you need the packet)
        • Homework: Complete Chapter 13.5 KT & Making an Argument 
          • “Fascism or Democracy: Which form of government was BEST for Germany?"
        • View Totalitarianism PPT and add notes from slides 4-7 to the notes we took in class.

        Tuesday, February 14, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/14

        Today in Class:
        • Stamp Ch. 13.4
        • Introduction to Mini-DBQ (no link, email me if you need the packet)
        • Lecture NotesTotalitarianism
        • Homework: Begin Chapter 13.5 KT & Making an Argument 
            • “Fascism or Democracy: Which form of government was BEST for Germany?"

        Friday, February 10, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/10

        Today in Class:

        Thursday, February 9, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/9

        Today in Class:
        • TEST CORRECTIONS TODAY
        • Listen, Sketch, Retell: Totalitarian Handbook
          • Fold a piece of paper into six squares
          • Listen to the story (linked above)
          • Sketch a drawing that will help you remember the characteristics of a Totalitarian Dictator
          • Retell your story to a partner, and have them tell their story to you
        • Flocabulary- The Dictators
        • Homework: Finish Achieve by Saturday
          • Complete Chapter 13.3 KT & Making an Argument 
            • “Fascism under Mussolini brought POSITIVE changes to Italy.” Agree or Disagree?

        Wednesday, February 8, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/8

        Today in Class:

        Tuesday, February 7, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/7

        Today in Class:

        Monday, February 6, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/6

        Today in Class:
        • Stamp 13.1 KT/Arg (Key Terms and Argument)
        • Review "Making an Argument" Homework Style 
          • 13.2: “Economic problems were the BIGGEST issue nations faced after WWI.”  Agree or Disagree?
        • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.2 Key Terms and Argument

        Friday, February 3, 2017

        Today's Recap 2/3

        Today in Class:
        • Flocabulary: Week in Rap
        • Intro to "Making an Argument" Homework Style (see images below)
          • 13.1: “The changes in Western society and culture after WWI were POSITIVE.” Agree or Disagree?
        • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.1 Key Terms and Argument

        Thursday, February 2, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/2

        Today in Class:
        • Chapter 12 Test
        • Turn in Notes Packet
        • Turn in Homework Packet
          • 12.1: Struggle in Latin America
          • 12.2: Nationalism in Africa and the Middle East
          • 12.3: India Seeks Self-Rule
          • 12.4: Upheavals in China
          • 12.5: Conflicting Forces in Japan
        • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.1 and start key terms only! (No Standards checks!)

        Wednesday, February 1, 2017

        Today's Recap, 2/1

        Today in Class:

        Tuesday, January 31, 2017

        Monday, January 30, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/30

        Today in Class:
        • Stamp 12.4 KT/AB3
        • Review Week 4 Calendar
        • Finish Mural Presentations
        • Homework: Complete Ch. 12.5 KT/AB3

        Friday, January 27, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/27

        Today in Class:
        • Stamp 12.3 KT/AB3
        • Mexican Murals (PPT)
          • Each group takes notes on one mural to present to the whole class (Mural Info)
          • Students take notes on this Graphic Organizer
          • Turn in your Graphic Organizer with your Notes Packet on test day
        • Homework: Complete Ch. 12.4 KT/AB3, Finish Achieve article by Sunday

        Thursday, January 26, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/26

        Today in Class:

        Wednesday, January 25, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/25

        Today in Class:

        Tuesday, January 24, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/24

        Today in Class:

        Monday, January 23, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/23

        Today in Class:
        • Chapter 11 Test
        • Turn in Notes Packet
          • MAIN Causes of WWI
          • Trench Warfare
        • Turn in Homework Packet
          • 11.1: The Great War Begins
          • 11.2: A New Kind of War
          • 11.3: Winning the War
          • 11.4: Making the Peace
        • Turn in WWI Simulation Packet (All items on checklist, including timeline and journals)
        • Homework: Begin Ch. 12.1 KT/AB3  (Due: Wednesday)

        Friday, January 20, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/20

        Today in Class:
        • Battle #6 Results
        • Simulation Battle #7
        • Period 5: See journal prompt posted yesterday
        • Kahoot
        • Homework: Complete WWI project packet, Review Study Guide

        Thursday, January 19, 2017

        Today's Recap 1/19

        Today in Class:
        • DUE: Ch. 11.4 KT/AB3 (Stamp) 
        • WWI Project Journal Entry #6: If you recently had been victorious in a long bitter war, how would you feel about your enemy? After the war would you be more concerned with punishing your enemy, or preventing future conflicts by creating an equal peace agreement? Explain.
          • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
          • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
            • Clearly answer the  prompt
            • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
            • Be persuasive, explained completely
            • Be well-ordered and organized
        • Battle #5 Results
        • Simulation Battle #6
        • Homework: Begin WWI project timeline requirements (DUE: Monday)
        Announcements:

        Wednesday, January 18, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/18

        Today in Class:
        • CAASPP Schedule (Reversed Minimum Day)
        • Lecture Notes: Trench Warfare Power Point (Finished)
        • WWI Project Journal Entry #5: What do you think is the SINGLE most important change in warfare (specific weapon; specific way of fighting; who is fighting) in the last 300 years? Why?
          • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
          • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
            • Clearly answer the  prompt
            • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
            • Be persuasive, explained completely
            • Be well-ordered and organized
        • Battle #5 Results
        • Simulation Battle #6
        • Homework: Complete Ch. 11.4 KT/AB3 (DUE: tomorrow) and review WWI project timeline requirements (DUE: Friday)
        Announcements:

        Tuesday, January 17, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/17

        Today in Class:
        Announcements:
        • CAASPP testing schedule tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday (Bell Schedule)

        Monday, January 16, 2017

        Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1/16

        No school today!

        A look at the life of Martin Luther King Jr.


        The Meaning of the King Holiday
        BY CORETTA SCOTT KING

        The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

        We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. Yet, Dr. King knew that it wasn’t enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. And so we commemorate on this holiday the man of action, who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day, the man who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans.

        The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality.

        On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America.

        It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.

        We commemorate on this holiday the ecumenical leader and visionary who embraced the unity of all faiths in love and truth. And though we take patriotic pride that Dr. King was an American, on this holiday we must also commemorate the global leader who inspired nonviolent liberation movements around the world. Indeed, on this day, programs commemorating my husband’s birthday are being observed in more than 100 nations.

        The King Holiday celebrates Dr. King’s global vision of the world house, a world whose people and nations had triumphed over poverty, racism, war and violence. The holiday celebrates his vision of ecumenical solidarity, his insistence that all faiths had something meaningful to contribute to building the beloved community.

        The Holiday commemorates America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence — the man who taught by his example that nonviolent action is the most powerful, revolutionary force for social change available to oppressed people in their struggles for liberation.

        This holiday honors the courage of a man who endured harassment, threats and beatings, and even bombings. We commemorate the man who went to jail 29 times to achieve freedom for others, and who knew he would pay the ultimate price for his leadership, but kept on marching and protesting and organizing anyway.

        Every King Holiday has been a national “teach-in” on the values of nonviolence, including unconditional love, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation, which are so desperately-needed to unify America. It is a day of intensive education and training in Martin’s philosophy and methods of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation. The Holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to fight evil, not people, to get in the habit of asking themselves, “what is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?”

        On the King Holiday, young people learn about the power of unconditional love even for one’s adversaries as a way to fight injustice and defuse violent disputes. It is a time to show them the power of forgiveness in the healing process at the interpersonal as well as international levels.

        Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service. All across America on the Holiday, his followers perform service in hospitals and shelters and prisons and wherever people need some help. It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can’t read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, consoling the broken-hearted and a thousand other projects for building the beloved community of his dream.

        Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we “will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life’s most persistent and nagging question, he said, is `what are you doing for others?’” he would quote Mark 9:35, the scripture in which Jesus of Nazareth tells James and John “…whosoever will be great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever among you will be the first shall be the servant of all.” And when Martin talked about the end of his mortal life in one of his last sermons, on February 4, 1968 in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, even then he lifted up the value of service as the hallmark of a full life. “I’d like somebody to mention on that day Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others,” he said. “I want you to say on that day, that I did try in my life…to love and serve humanity.

        We call you to commemorate this Holiday by making your personal commitment to serve humanity with the vibrant spirit of unconditional love that was his greatest strength, and which empowered all of the great victories of his leadership. And with our hearts open to this spirit of unconditional love, we can indeed achieve the Beloved Community of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.

        May we who follow Martin now pledge to serve humanity, promote his teachings and carry forward his legacy into the 21st Century.