October 23rd, 2014
The Scientific Revolution
If you didn't finish reading the article "Arab Spring: What's Next?" and answering the questions, please complete them before nest class. Moodle - General Information.
Then, read chapter 22 section 1 (22.1) The Scientific Revolution and complete the 22.1 Reading Guide HW questions and writing. Moodle 5.
October 21st, 2014
Study for Unit Test
Study for Unit test: Telescoping Exploration, Renaissance (17.1), and Telescoping Absolute Monarchy. Be familiar with the Classical, Medieval, & Renaissance Art Activity, exploration map, Guns, Germs, & Steel Viewers guide. Test October 21 & 22.
October 17th, 2014
Absolute Monarchs and their Palaces Project
Absolute Monarchs and their Palace Project due for in-class presentations on 10/17 & 20.
Name assignment and submit to Google Drive Folder using the following pattern:
Ch 22 PicCollage A Name of Monarch Example: Ch 22 PicCollage A Maria TeresaCh 22 PicCollage B Name of Palace Example: Ch 22 PicCollage B Schonbrunn
R1, G4, G6
Ch 22 Keynote Monarch Palace Example: Ch 22.Keynote.Louis XIV Versailles
Telescoping Exploration, Renaissance (17.1) and Telescoping Absolute Monarchy Test on Oct. 21 & 22.
October 14th, 2014
European Current Event
Complete the current event assignment found on Moodle 5. Pick an event from Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Russia, or England. Use one of the news sources listed on the assignment. Be sure to include the long- and short- term significance (underline the word short-term and long-term) and two summary questions. Attach hard-copy of article to your report.
We will finish preparing the group PicCollages (R3)/Keynotes (R1, G4, G6) in class on Tuesday and Thursday. Presentations will be on Friday 17 & Monday 20.
October 10th, 2014
Absolute Monarchs and their Palaces PicCollage Project
Read Absolute Monarchs and their Palaces PicCollage Assignment on Moodle 5. Then, read the section of chapter 21 associated with your absolute monarch. Highlight any information you think could be included in your group PicCollages. (Assigned readings are as follows: El Escorial and Philip II = Ch 21.1, Versailles and Louis XIV = Ch 21.2, Schonbrunn and Maria Theresa = 21.3, Sanssouci and Frederick the Great = Ch 21.3, Peterhof and Peter the Great = Ch 21.4, Hampton Court and William and Mary - Ch 21.5) Then, research, read and highlight one article from the internet on your assigned palace (this may be one from the assignment or another article you've found). Bring highlighted information to class on Friday/Monday to share with your group and recommend what to include in PicCollages. Collages will be built in class next class meeting. Presentations will be the following meeting.
Red 1, I slightly adapted the assignment after class on Wednesday, so please be sure to reread the assignment. Note for students who were absent: Henry P you are assigned Sanssouci Palace, Vivienne R. = Schonbrunn Palace and Liam K. = Peterhof Palace.
Other Absent student assignments:
Red 3 - Matt G. = Palace of Versailles and Louis XIV.
Gold 4 Caroline W. = Palace of Versailles and Louis XIV.
Gold 6: Emi H. = El Escorial Palace and Monastery and Philip II, Matthew O. = Peterhof Palace and Peter I (the Great).
October 8th, 2014
Absolute Monarchy in Europe, 1500-1800
Read Telescoping Absolute Monarchy in Europe reading and complete the Review questions and terms. Moodle 4. Use blue or black ink. Include the question in the answer. Leave a blank line between questions.
October 6th, 2014
17.1 Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance
Read chapter 17 section 1 and History Through Art, pp. 941-957, in preparation for our gallery walk activity comparing Classical, Medieval, & Rensaissance Art.
October 2nd, 2014
European Trade Posts and Land Claims Map
Complete the Trade Posts and Land Claims in Africa, Asia and the Americas Outline Map. Refer to the maps in textbook chapter 19, introduction p.1047, p. 1060, chapter 20 p. 1104, p. 1122 (2 maps - Europeans in North America 1754 & 1763)& p. 1122.
Note to Red 1: I apologize for printing a copy of the instructions with old page numbers. A PDF of the assignment with the correct page numbers may be found on Moolde 4. The correct page numbers for the iBook may also be found below.
PART A & B use pp. 1047 & 1060
PART D, E F & H use pp. 1060
PART G & I use p. 1104
PART J use p. 1122
(p. 93 = p. 1047, 100 = 1060, 121= 1104, 130= 1122)
September 30th, 2014
The Age of Exploration
Read Telescoping An Age of Exploration and the Atlantic World and answer questions Part A & B. Reading and questions found on Moodle 4. Due 9/30 & 10/1.
Be sure to bring your colored pencils to class on 9/30 & 10/1.
September 26th, 2014
Prologue: Rise of Democracy Test
Prologue Chapter: Rise of Democracy Test (Sec 1-3) on Sept. 26 & 29. Test will consist of 41 multiple choice and matching questions. Be familiar with reading, homework, bold faced vocabulary terms, and noted historical figures. Also, be sure to study class readings including "The Mind of the Ancient Greeks" & "Plato & Aristotle on Tyranny and the Rule of Law" and current events (as presented by teacher). Please note, some homework questions ask for three characteristics/causes/results of a historical event or movement. These types of questions often appear on tests as a multiple choice "except" question. An example might read, "All of the following are similarities of the Magna Carta and the US Bill of Rights, EXCEPT..." The test taker then has to determine which of the four choices is NOT a similarity.
September 24th, 2014
Democracy Hall of Fame Keynote
Finish Keynote assignment as described on the assignment found on Moodle 2. Be sure you have all the required components an use all the required resource materials. Use presentation guidleines as discussed in class (bullet-points; font size; complete and alphabetized bibliography entries).
The following is the MLA Bibliography entry for our Prologue chapter:
Beck, Roger B. et. al. Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston: McDougal Littell. 2009. Print.
Rise of Democracy test (Prologue.1-Prologe.3 & Sept. 11 Attacks) will be Sept 26 & 29.
September 22nd, 2014
English Documents & Democracy Hall of Fame
Read the Magna Carta and the U.S. Bill of Rights found on Moodle 2. Make a Venn Diagram (hard copy) with 3 similarities of the documents and 3 differences for each document. Use complete sentences.
Then, research your historical figure for your group Democracy Hall of Fame. Democracy Hall of Fame assignment is on Moodle 2. Bring to class an article you have read with highlighted information, including images, to include in your keynote (electronic article is okay).
Group Assignment for Red 1
A. Solon: Mac, Adam, Drew, Alexa.
B. Cleisthenes: Sydney, Henry, Stephanie, Vivienne.
C. Justinian: Nick, Lauren, Tommy, Kevin.
D. Pericles:Liam, Matt S., Jakob, Ryan.
E. Henry II:Ryan, Calvin, Aaron, Dane (?).
F. John I (Plantagenet): Kayla, Tyler, Nicole, Julianna.
G. Edward I: Pani, Tyler, Cameron.
September 18th, 2014
Prologue.3 Democracy in England
Read Prologue Chapter section 3 and complete the Prologue.3 Homework (hard copy). Both may be found on Moodle 2.
Copy and paste terms and questions to another page or write questions and answers on a separate sheet of paper. Do NOT try to fit answers into the small space on the worksheet.
September 16th, 2014
The Judeo-Christian Tradition
If you were not in class Friday, Sept. 12, the 9/11 letter homework is due in class (hard-copy) on 9/16 & 17.
Read Prologue Chapter: The Rise of Democracy section 2, The Judeo-Christian Tradition, and complete the Prologue.2 Homework. Both may be found on Moodle 2. Please read and follow the directions. Hard-copy due 9/16 & 17.
September 12th, 2014
Read 9/11 Activity assignment on Moodle General Information. Complete the noted readings and write a one-page letter to your future teenage child, including the 5 elements noted in the assignment. Hard copy due 9/12 & 15.
September 10th, 2014
The Mind of the Ancient Greeks
Read "The Mind of the Ancient Greeks: The Rise of Democracy" and complete the chart. Find the article and chart on Moodle 2.Due 9/10 & 11.
September 8th, 2014
Democratic Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome
Read Prologue section 1 The Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome and complete the Prologue section 1 Homework Guide. The reading may be found on Moodle 2 and is entitled "Prologue Chapter: The Rise of Democratic Ideas." The written assignment may also be found on Moodle 2 and is entitled "Prologue.1 Homework Guide." Please follow the format on the written assignment on your lined-paper. Either write the questions or include them in your answers. Also, using blue or black ink, leave a blank space between questions. This will provide you with a more readable study tool when you prepare for the unit test. Due 9/8 & 9
September 4th, 2014
Unit 1 Test
Finish World History Themes graphic organizer found on Moodle 2. label each box with theme, then describe each theme in your own words. Groups will present their assigned theme questions in class before test.
Study for Unit 1 Themes and Geography Test. Test will be 38 multiple choice and matching questions. Be sure to study the world physical map, Geography Skills Packet, 5 Themes of Geography, 8 World History Themes, and What is History (Historiography)? reading. Test 9/4 & 5.
September 2nd, 2014
Read article entitled How Do Historians Work? and, on lined paper, complete the associated terms found on Moodle, topic 1.
Also, read the article Why Do We Study History? and complete the associated "It's a Small World" chart and question. Also on Moodle, topic 1. Both due 9/2 & 3.
Unit 1 Geography and Themes Test on Sept. 4 & 5. Test will be 38 matching and multiple choice questions.
We are now two weeks into school. Please make sure you have a study buddy who can help you if you have been absent or if your home printer doesn't function properly.
August 28th, 2014
World Current Event
To become familiar with current issues in the world today and reinforce our world political map, complete a current event as described in class and in the Current Event assignment posted on Moodle, topic 1. To more easily find a world current event, most online newspapers have a "world" tab, which will take you to a page that will give you articles organized by continents. Due 8/28 & 29.
Gold 4: I've decided to postpone the "It's a Small World" activity. It will be rescheduled.
If you did not bring in a hard-copy prayer last class meeting, please bring in one this week for partial credit.
August 26th, 2014
World Political Map & Prayer
Complete the World Political Map distributed in class. Due 8/26 & 27.
Also, prepare a prayer or inspirational/motvational thoughts you will share iat the beginning of class throughout the school year. In a attempt to avoid repetition and develop a broader prayer toolbox, keep clear of standard Catholic prayers (Our Father, Hail Mary, etc). You may write your own prayer, research other prayers, or use a Bible verse. Use MLA heading (Name, Teacher name, Course & block, date). Typed hard-copy due 8/26 & 27.
A world physical outline map has been added to Moodle, Topic 1, if you would like to use it to quiz yourself.
August 22nd, 2014
Five Themes of Geography Collage & Course Materials 2/22 & 25
If not completed in class, finish the Five Themes of Geography Graphic Organizer. Label and synthesize by describing in your own words each of the themes.
Using PicCollage or paper/cut-and-paste, complete an 8" x 11" Five Themes of Geography Collage. Pick a country or US state as the subject to describe each theme (much like the in class reading used Singapore as the example). Be sure to look at the pictures and read the captions in the Five Themes reading.
Also due, signed Syllabus/Course Expectations, 3-ring World History binder, colored pencils, and fully functioning textbook (see IT Dept. if you're having problems with text; See instructions on how to obtain textbook on 8/20 homework).
August 20th, 2014
World Physical Map, due 8/20 & 21
1. Using reference map, complete physical map of the world. Please carefully read and follow assignment directions. Use colored pencils (not markers) as directed.
Use the following URL for a reference map for many of the oceans, seas, continents, mountain ranges, deserts and rivers. I recommend you find other maps or Goggle other physical features indivudually for reference.
2. Instructions to purchase World History iBook: Using iPad, go to CCHS home page -> Academics tab->Textbooks -> Social Studies Dept -> World History (Course #1621-1622)-> Submit -> itunes.apple.com -> enter name of text "World History: Patterns of Interaction" into search box -> purchase textbook.
Welcome back to CCHS. I hope you had a good first day and have an outstanding sophomore year!
Link to submit video project https://docs.google.com/a/cchsdons.com/forms/d/1sifiMQ_S_eR3J1uMUqTSdfK-H9k-mXyIoUlEp5yfWpo/viewform
Recommended U.S. Newspapers
New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/
Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/
Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/
San Diego Union-Tribune http://www.signonsandiego.com/
The North County Times http://www.nctimes.com/
Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/
Recommended U.S. News Magazines and Journals
Time Magazine http://www.time.com/time/
U.S. News and World Report http://www.usnews.com/
The Economist http://www.economist.com/
Recommended Online News Services
British Broadcasting Corp. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov
Life Magazine Photo Collection http://life.time.com/
MLA Research Paper 2013-2014 Due dates:
Jan 21: Introduction of paper and guidelines
Jan 27: Refined Topic, research question and signed contract due
Feb. 4: Thesis statement and Introduction Paragraph due
Feb. 12: Paper Outline due
Mar. 4: Rough Draft due in class for peer edit (1400-1600 word essay & Works Cited page)
Mar. 11 & 12: Final draft due to Turnitin.com by 12:00 midnight March 1; Final draft and approved non-CCHS database web articles due in class March 12.
Turnitin.com 2013-2014 Class ID & Password
Class ID Password
R1 7381667 Red1
R2 7381680 Red2
G4 7381684 Gold4
G5 7381701 Gold5
G6 7381704 Gold6