Modern World History Assignments

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Final Exam
DUE MON, JUN 15
Study For Final Exam- The final Exam will be cumulative and will include current events. You may use your notes on the final exam. However, the test has a time limit of 90 minutes. It is important that you organize and review your notes in preparation for the Exam.

DUE THR, JUN 11
Genocide in Darfur. Complete The Study Guide handed out in class. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/interactives/sudan/
Feel free to consult my class wiki for Sudan more terrific resources.

In Class you will begin to work in groups to create study guides for the final Exam.
HW- Study For Final Exam
DUE TUE, JUN 9
No Homework
DUE FRI, JUN 5
Start studying for the final exam.

DUE WED, JUN 3
Read Text 901-905. Answer the questions on the attached worksheet. Please bring your text book to class. I will collect them.
In class we will study the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Read about the current situation in the Swat Valley of Pakistan http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/pakistan/northwest-pakistan/swat_valley/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=swat%20valley&st=cse

Video of Swat Valley http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/pakistan802/video/video_index_swat.html
DUE MON, JUN 1
Test on World War II.
Text 824-851

http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/World+War+II
DUE THR, MAY 28
If you have not gone already: be prepare to present your events on the WWII time-line to the class.
Study for Test on WWII http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/World+War+II
Be Sure to study your notes from The Price For Peace film on the American experience in the War in the pacific.
Text 824-851
DUE TUE, MAY 26
Study for Test on WWII http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/World+War+II
Text 824-851

MEMORIAL DAY
DUE THR, MAY 21
Prepare to Present your events on the WWII time-line to the class.

Study For Test on World War II http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/World+War+II
DUE TUE, MAY 19
PRINT PRIOR TO CLASS
In class we will glue events on to the time-line
DUE FRI, MAY 15
NO CLASS- CEP
DUE WED, MAY 13
NO CLASS- CEP
DUE MON, MAY 11
Read Hitler: Land Without Justice. Using the Chart- take notes on the reading that illustrate how Hitler's government was Totalitarian.


In Class: Begin World War II Project http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/World+War+II


DUE THR, MAY 7
Read and take notes on Q 10-18 on Hitler's Path To Power. Review notes from the film: Nazis: Helped to Power

DUE, TUE MAY 5
Read and take notes on Q 1-9 on Hitler's Path To Power. Review notes from the film: Nazis: Helped to Power
DUE FRI, MAY 1
Read about the handout on the Spanish Flu of 1918. Take a page of notes that examine the effect of the Flu on 1. The World 2.The United States 3. Maine http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/1918%20Pandemic%20Flu%20in%20Maine%20Web%20Version.htm4. Yarmouth. In addition, take notes on what you think are the 5 most interesting facts about the pandemic.

Read about the recent outbreak of the Swine Flu. Identify 5 most interesting facts about the predicted pandemic. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/27/us/20090427-flu-update-graphic.html or this article http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/science/28flu.html?scp=6&sq=spanish%20flu&st=cse
DUE WED APR 29
Read and take notes on- Treaty of Versailles- Factors of The Peace Proccess


DUE MON, APR 27
No Homework

APRIL VACATION
DUE WED, APR 15
No Homework
DUE MON, APR 13

Test: World War I

Map of Alliance System- countries of Europe. Alsace & Lorraine
Causes of World War I
Maps & Battles
Gallipoli
Armenian Genocide
WWI Video Notes
Life in the Trenches: http://www.activehistory.co.uk/
DUE THR APR 9
FAQ's about the Armenian Genocide http://www.armenian-genocide.org/genocidefaq.html#What
Read about President Obama's recent visit to Turkey. Why is this visit important to Turkey and to the U.S.?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/world/europe/07prexy.html?_r=1&hp Visit this site and understand why the American government is reluctant to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2572667.stm
Listen to this story about President Obama's Town Hall visit in Turkey. NPR-http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102821470
DUE TUE, APR 7

DUE FRI, APR 3

DUE WED, APR 1

DUE MON, MAR 30
Teaching: The Conflict in The Congo. Your job is to produce notes on- 1.) Background history of the conflict in the DR Congo.This should include the causes for the conflict. This should also include the different phases of the conflict 2.) People involved in the conflict in the DR Congo 3.) Recommendation to the president of the United States for helping stop the conflict in the DR Congo.

Use this resources: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=2829&l=1
and this resource http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/War in the Congo to guide your research.
DUE THR, MAR 26
Watch the Video Clips on the Lord's Children.
Watch Part 1: Aaron Brown Introduces The Lord's Children http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/lords-children/video-full-episode/2188/
Watch Part 2: Jennifer's Storyhttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/lords-children/video-full-episode/2188/

Write 5 questions you have about the situation in Uganda and/or about the Lord's Children.
DUE TUE, MAR 24
No homework! However, we will retake the quiz on Rwanda next class!
DUE FRI, MAR 20
1.)Why did the United States and the United Nations not step in and stop the Genocide. Read one of these interviews and summarize their argument. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ghosts/themes/response.html
A) Samantha Power
B) Michael Sheehan
C) John Shattuk
D) General Romeo Dallaire
E) Alison des Forges
F) Madeleine Albright
G) Mark Doyle
H) George Moose

2.) Examine the role that Somalia had in the United States' reluctance to get involved with stopping the genocide in Rwanda. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ambush/etc/synopsis.html

3) Bring earphones to class to take the Voice Thread Test.
DUE WED, MAR 18
Read about the Genocide in Rwanda. Please take notes on important information. Be able to answer all of the questions posed in the BBC Articles.
BBC- How The Genocide Happened
BBC- Rwanda's Long Search For Justice

Quiz on Countries of West Africa.
http://www.maps.com/games/africa.html


DUE MON, MAR 16
Voice Thread is due prior to class.Make the Voice Thread Public. Then- invite me: David_Pearl@yarmouth.k12.me.us

Quiz on Countries of East and South Africa.
http://www.maps.com/games/africa.html
DUE THR, MAR 12
Quiz on Countries of North Africa. use the link below to study.
http://www.maps.com/games/africa.html

3 questions for Voice Thread Test

Bibliography- Follow MLA format
DUE TUE, MAR 10
2nd draft of script is due at end of class

Continue research using 2-4 on-line sources. Notes should be written in your own words (do NOT cut and paste). Notes should be in bullet form. Bibliographical reference must be on the top of each page. Use a different page for each source.
DUE FRI, MAR 6
1st Draft of Script is due at end of class.

1 Page of Notes from Text Book
1 Page of Notes Britannica On Line
1 Page of Notes Book in Library
1 Page of Notes Book in Library

4 pages of notes from 4 different reliable resources from Yarmouth School Library.

Notes should be written in your own words (do NOT cut and paste). Notes should be in bullet form. Bibliographical reference must be on the top of each page. Use a different page for each source.
DUE WED, MAR 4
1) Read and answer Questions 7-15: Africa for Europeans

2) Begin Research for your Imperialism Project. Begin research by taking notes from your Text Book and from World Book and Britannica on-line. Be sure to take notes in "bullet" form and in your own words. Also, please write the bibliographical source at the top of each note sheet. You will be required to produce a proper Bibliography following MLA format at the end of the project. You can go to the Citation Machine to help you do this.




3) Study for Quiz on Physical Geography of Africa.
DUE MON, MAR 2
Snow Day
DUE THR, FEB 26
Read and answer Questions 1-7: Africa for Europeans
Study Physical Geography of Africa
DUE TUE, FEB 12
No Homework
DUE THR, FEB 12
Child Labor Power=Point is due at the beginning of class. Be prepared to present to the class on your country.
DUE TUE, FEB 10
Research Child Labor in your country. Take notes based on the worksheet provided in class.
DUE FRI, FEB 6
Read about Marxism and fill-out worksheet of questions.

Read and take notes on the first page only of the Understanding Child Labor worksheet.
DUE WED, FEB 4
Read about Marxism and fill-out worksheet of questions.
DUE MON, FEB 2

Quiz on Economics:

Sole Proprietership
Partnership
Corporation
Stock
Interest
Dividend
Monopoly
Cartel
Business Cycle
Recession- NY Times 2009, Stimulus Pie Chart,, PBS- When will the Recession End? Video PBS- Obama Pushes GOP for Support
Depression
Dow Jones
Interest Rates
Inflation/deflation
GDP
Unemployment
Fiscal Policy
Monetary Policy
DUE THR, JAN 29
Read about the Current Economic Situation: Washington Post Jan 27, 2009 and NY Times Jan 27, 2009
DUE TUE, JAN 27
Take notes in outline form from text 607-611. Please do not write in complete sentences but use "bullets." Define all important terms and know why inventions were important. Be sure to read the section on Steel. Notes are not to exceed one page (12 point font, 1 1/2 line spacing and 1 inch margins). Print notes prior to class. You can use your notes for an in-class quiz.
DUE FRI, JAN 23
Quiz: Neoclassic Art and Quiz: Factors of Production, 3 Economic Systems (Traditional, Command, Market) & Why did the Industrial Revolution Begin in England?
DUE WED, JAN 21
No Homework.
DUE FRI, JAN 16
Read Text 573-578 and answer questions.
DUE WED, JAN 14
Web Quest on French Revolution Active History Website
User ID- Yarmouth Password- Yarmouth e-mail results to david_pearl@yarmouth.k12.me.us
DUE MON, JAN 12
Quiz on the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
DUE THR, JAN 8
Make flash cards for the Scientists of the Scientific Revolution. Take notes on the Philosophers of the Enlightenment.
DUE FRI, DEC 19

DUE WED, DEC 17
TEST: Mumbai and the historical conflict between India and Pakistan. Study your class lecture notes. They are in your e-mail under MYCLASSES. Be sure to know the MAP!
DUE MON, DEC 15
No Homework
DUE THR, DEC 11
No homework
DUE TUE, DEC 9
Read these articles about the attacks in Mumbai. Know why this is a difficult times for Pakistan and India. Describe the attack. Who was targeted? Why was the attack so devastating? Why did the terrorists attack? Who are they? How has this impacted Indian-Pakistan relations? How has it effected U.S. relations with India and Pakistan? What is the U.S. Position?
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/world/asia/04pstan.html

Read Text 558-563 Type a study guide of notes with the following headings: (Limit 1 page) Print it prior to class.

French Society Divided
First Estate
Second Estate
Third Estate
Growing Unrest
Calling the Estates Together
A Call To Revolt
The Fall Of The Bastille
Violence in the Countryside
DUE FRI, DEC, 5
Bring Text Book To class. There will be a text book check.

DUE WED
DEC, 3
Take Notes on the Mercantalism Terms. Understand How all of the terms are used to desribe how Mercantalism works.
DUE MON DEC, 1

DUE MON, NOV 24
Test: Age of Discovery
DUE THR, NOV 20
Read "The MIssion" video notes, Study for Test: Inca, Maya, Columbus HW, Map Of South America, Explorers, Conquistadors, "The Mission."
DUE TUE, NOV 18
Read and take notes about the Incas. Focus on learning more about Machu Picchu and the Ice Maiden from visiting the Wiki on the Incas
DUE FRI, NOV 14
Read article: When Worlds Collide. Complete the Columbus Homework. Finish the map of South America Go to the Wiki for map help
DUE WED, NOV 12
Test On Reformation. Study Guide: Video Notes, Images of Reformation, Lecture Notes, Mannerist and Baroque Art.
DUE THR, NOV 6
Quiz on the results of the election and cartoons. Who won Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Ill, Indiana, NH, Pennsylvania.The quiz will also be on the Editorial Cartoons. . Election 2008
DUE, TUE NOV 4
What are the "hot" current topics and breaking news. What are the latest numbers and prediction in key states of Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Ill, Indiana, NH, Pennsylvania. Read the packet on Editorial Cartoons for October 2008 and know issue and point of view.

Take notes from "Luther Sparks the Protestant Reformation" and answer the questions on the attached worksheet.

DUE, FRI OCT 31
"Actively Read" and take notes on the Reformation.
DUE MON, OCT 27
Test on Iraq.
DUE THR, OCT 23
Option 4 in Iraq
DUE TUE, OCT 21
Read and take notes on Key Players in Iraq. Use the attached worksheet with links.
DUE FRI, OCT 17
Typed notes on Al -Jazeera. Visit the Al-Jazeera website. Write a paragraph that answers the essential question: What is the role of a free press during war and how can the free press help transform the Arab world? In class today you will read the packet Regime Change and answer questions on the worksheet.
DUE WED, OCT 15
Study for Quiz on Iran-Iraq war and geography of Iraq and neighboring countries. Know where the Kurds are. Shiites and Sunnis. Oil. Iraq Vocabulary terms. Arable land. No-Fly zones. Shat a Arab waterway.
DUE FRI, OCT 10
Same as Wed. We did not go over the Iran-Iraq war in class because most students were absent for the Biology Field Trip.
DUE WED, OCT 8
Read Text 958-960. Type a Study Guide and save it as (Lastname.Text958-960.doc). Go to the Wiki link on the War In Iraq. Read the links that pertain to the Iran-Iraq War. Add these notes to the Study Guide you made from the text (using a different color font). Be sure to pay particular attention to I. Causes of the War II. Horrors of the War III. U.S.A's and USSR's roll in the War IV. Effect of the War on Iraq.
DUE MON, OCT 6
Test on Israel.
DUE THR, OCT 2
Quiz: Arab-Israeli Conflict. Study in-class lecture notes on Israeli-Arab conflict. Study Map of Israel and surrounding countries and geographic locations. Go to the Wiki and read breaking news about the situation in Israel.
DUE TUE, SEPT 30
No Homework Due