Final Exam Schedule
Tests are two hours long. Each test goes from 7:20 to 9:20 AM or 9:40 to 11:40 AM. You have 20 minutes between tests.
Friday - 1st and 2nd period
Monday - 4th period
We started our Final Exam Review. The review sheet and answers are posted below. 1st and 2nd period take their final on Friday, and 4th period has their exam on the following Monday. You CAN start studying the week before.
We are exploring the terrorist attacks from 9/11 by using interactive timelines as primary sources to answer questions. Students should understand what happened on that day, the aftermath, and how we have memorialized those that sacrificed their lives. They have a homework assignment that asks them to speak to a family member to get their perspective on that day. For extra info, watch the movie linked below, which explains every aspect of 9/11.
Interactive Timelines for 9/11
9/11 Memorial 3-D View
9/11 Memorial YouTube Page
We completed our lesson on Genocide in Rwanda. Check out the picture of Valentina above, who lost her family in a church where she hid for 43 days to survive.
We discussed the ongoing problems in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine. I showed them how many different groups have conquered this area and why all three major monotheistic religions claim the city of Jerusalem as sacred.
Check out the Holy Places of Jerusalem
We first did a mini-lesson on global warming or climate change. Pollution after the Industrial Revolution has increased the amount of greenhouse gasses in the environment.
We then did a specific study of the Rwandan Genocide. Students were put in groups and given a section of the information to learn and then teach the other students.
Hutu and Tutsi
We discussed decolonization and how it destabilized many parts of the world, especially Africa. This led to a lesson on genocide, since many of the existing problems in Africa that led to violence had started with imperialism.
Genocide is the planned and systematic destruction of an entire race, ethnicity, or religion. After the Holocaust and the killing of 7 million Jews we vowed "NEVER AGAIN." Despite that, genocides have occurred on almost every continent since then. We focused on Rwanda and the 800,000 Tutsi tribesman that were killed in 100 days.
Flocabulary - PostColonialism Rap (India and South Africa) - use "richmondcps" as password and login
We completed the video and had a discussion on reconciliation and healing after terrible treatment. We tried to relate the situation in South Africa to the United States after the Civil Rights movement, in which segregation and racism were prevalent. Students had time to work on their questions. They are due tomorrow for a grade.
We completed our discovery into what North Korea is like, and that the only Americans to have a diplomatic meeting with Kim Jong Un is Dennis Rodman and some Harlem Globetrotters. We discussed the fear of nuclear war and compared the free people of South Korea with the Communist dictator of North Korea. This is a result of a Cold War battle from 60 years ago. Then, we shifted into talking about apartheid, Nelson Mandela, and how a country can heal itself from years of racism and colonialism. We see this play out in India, South Africa, and even the United States.
We started watching the video "Invictus", after reading the poem of the same name. It's a movie about using sports to bring a country together after some of the worst racial segregation and strife the world has ever known. Students have an assignment of questions to answer during the video.
We talked about the Cold War engagements of the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, and Afghanistan War. This led to an interesting connection to the current leadership and politics of North Korea and how history has consequences.
Overview of the Vietnam War
Cuban Missile Crisis
DUE TUESDAY - TOPIC PROPOSAL
DUE WEDNESDAY - DAILY LOG SHEET
DUE THURSDAY - DAILY LOG SHEET
FRIDAY - MEET WITH MR. H ABOUT PROGRESS
MONDAY - START PRINTING AND SETTING UP DISPLAY
TUESDAY - PRINT AND CREATE DISPLAY, WW2 CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
WEDNESDAY - PUT PROJECT TOGETHER
THURSDAY - FINAL TOUCHES
FRIDAY - PROJECT DUE
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Complete the Project
Class Resource Page has numerous verified sites and true information.
Museum Research Sites is a collection of other sites that you can use to find primary sources.
EasyBib - You can do your whole annotated bibliography on this site. Every student has a login and can save projects. Username: student email address Password: bengals
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