Daily Assignments

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January 2012 calendar

To prepare for class on:
Assignment:
Friday,
Jan. 27
Read class handout on Afghanistan after 9/11 and assigned policy option in preparation for graded discussion on US policy toward Afghanistan.
Wednesday,
Jan. 25
Read pg. 70-102 of The Story of My Life and respond to the prompts on the gray sheet of paper (other side contains information about land mines in Afghanistan).
Monday,
Jan. 23
Read pg. 1-69 of The Story of My Life and choose 4 quotes (note sheet handed out in class) that resonated with you from that portion of the book.
Thursday,
Jan. 19
Study for quiz on Iran. Review sheet handed out in class... please also be sure to check the Iran page of the wiki for Keynotes, handouts, etc.
Tuesday,
Jan. 17
Complete the attached assignment, Becoming a Nuclear Power, in preparation for our work on understanding more about Iran's nuclear program.

Thursday,
Jan. 12
SNOW DAY.
Tuesday,
Jan. 10
No homework. Field trip to Harvard.
Friday,
January 6
1. Read class handout (data cards).
2. Create a Pages document that includes an image of Reza Shah Pahlavi (who replaced his father as Shah in 1941) and Mohammad Mosaddeq.
3. Below their images, include at least 3 bullet points of the most important ideas you gained from the text (in your own words). Please print before class.

Enjoy your winter break!
Wednesday,
Dec. 21
No homework.
Monday,
Dec. 19
Study for a quiz on our work on Iraq. Map resources are on the Iraq page of the wiki.
Thursday,
Dec. 15
No homework.
Tuesday,
Dec. 13
Complete "Bush's War" homework. Please print your responses before coming to class.
Friday,
Dec. 9
Begin work on "Bush's War" homework, which will require you to watch several short documentary clips and respond to questions using this handout: . Assignment is due on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the beginning of class.
Wednesday,
Dec. 7
Complete this handout (brief answers fine) about your knowledge about Iraq.

Read about another country different from the one you studied and read that GoogleDoc on the Arab Spring Blog. Add a comment to the blog, which may take the form of a question you have after reading the entry or may be a comment on the work (perhaps compare/contrast with the country you studied, etc.).
Monday,
Dec. 5
Please review for test on Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Review resources on the Israel/Palestine page of the wiki and the review sheet I gave you in class.
Thursday,
Dec. 1
On the Arab Spring blog,
1) Read a current news article about the country you studied for our Arab Spring project. Add a comment by writing a paragraph-long summary of the article and include the URL link for the article you read.

2) Read about a country different from the one you studied (ex. if you studied Tunisia, look for the Bahrain entry on the blog) and read that GoogleDoc. Add a comment to the blog, which may take the form of a question you have after reading the entry or may be a comment on the work (perhaps compare/contrast with the country you studied, etc.).

Remember that I'm moderating comments, so you may not see yours appear immediately.
Tuesday,
Nov. 22
Group presentations on current issues research due. We'll use class time on Tuesday for presentations.
Friday,
Nov. 18
Notes from three different research resources due (copy/paste template portion of document). Suggested links included on Research11 document below. You will have time in class on Friday to continue reading and to work on your group presentations.


Wednesday,
Nov. 16
Current conflict timeline due. (See Mon. 11/14.)
Monday,
Nov. 14
Open the Pages document below and click on the link to explore important events on a timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We'll focus on the last 10 years to round out our historical overview. Please read about the events listed on the document, and be sure to use your own words to describe your understanding of the event. Pages document will be due Wed., Nov. 16.

Wednesday,
Nov. 9
No homework - seniors will be at play for part of class.
Monday,
Nov. 7
To prepare for Day 3 of the simulation: complete reading (Summary of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict) photocopied on yellow paper... be sure to read both Israeli and Palestinian perspectives on these historical events. Your note taking sheet is included in the back of the packet, and should be completed before Monday's class.
Thursday,
Nov. 3
To prepare for Day 2 of the simulation: complete reading and handout (from class) on historic events after the creation of Israel in 1948.
Tuesday,
Nov. 1
Study for test on events in the Middle East during WWI and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the war. Please review class notes and the keynote on the Ottoman Empire page of the wiki.
Friday,
Oct. 28
No homework.
Wednesday,
Oct. 26
Page editors: Finish page edits for country pages.
Rest of class: Complete reflections on democracy questions.
Monday,
Oct. 24
In class: Please write reflection statements using this document.

Thursday,
Oct. 20
Add current events content to your country study (look at RSS feed on your country page or another source).
Tuesday,
Oct. 18
Add additional content to Arab Spring wiki.

IN CLASS:

Link 1
Link 2
Friday,
Oct. 14
Continue to add content to your country's GoogleDoc (linked form your country page on the wiki). Refer to the rubric on the back of your notes sheet for guidelines on how I will assess your contributions. Please be sure to add your first name/school code (ex. AmyYHS).
Wednesday,
Oct. 12
Research and add content to your country's GoogleDoc (linked from your country page on the wiki). I should see two substantive entries (text of about a paragraph and/or map, images, resources) by the start of class. Dig in, folks!
Content may include:
• information about the protest movement from your country study
• contributing information about key players
• defining specialized vocabulary
• adding high quality graphics and/or multimedia to enhance and clarify information
Please be sure to add your first name/school code (ex. AmyYHS).
• Refer to the rubric on the back of your notes sheet for how I will assess your contributions.

IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY

• I'm on the freshmen field trip, so don't have access to the internet today. Any questions... please feel free to email me.
• I would like each person to search for an appropriate news video (ex. 60 Minutes segment, BBC news, etc.) that highlights some aspect of the protest movement (current news or news from earlier in the protest movement). Watch the video and write a brief (2-3 sentences) annotation of the time period and content included in the video segment. In the "Helpful Resources" section at the bottom of your GoogleDoc, link to this video and add your annotation. I encourage you to coordinate this with others in your country group so that you're not posting duplicates. Please be sure to add your first name and school code next to your entry.
• Continue to add content about your research questions and/or about a key player, add images, etc. This is our week to add content to the GoogleDoc... it's important to fill out the story of what happened in your country.
Friday,
Oct. 7
Please wrap up edits on video introductions. We'll upload to wiki in class on Friday.
Wednesday,
Oct. 5
No homework - we'll continue filming and editing footage in class on Wednesday.
Monday,
Oct. 3
No homework - enjoy the weekend!
Thursday,
Sept. 29
Study for unit test on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Please see review resources at the top of the Three Religions page of the wiki.
Tuesday,
Sept. 27
Re-take Middle East map quiz (everyone).
Friday,
Sept. 23
a) Complete reading Islam handout and Islam column on Comparing Three World Religions handout.
b) Finish any remaining Islamic art work.
Wednesday
Sept. 21
Start reading Islam handout and work on Islam column on Comparing Three World Religions handout.
Monday,
Sept. 19
Read Christianity handout and complete Christianity column on Comparing Three World Religions handout.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Read Judaism handout and complete Judaism column on Comparing Three World Religions handout.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Map quiz on countries and bodies of water included in color map handed out in class. The map game (link: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html) includes some countries not on the quiz, but might be a fun way to quiz yourself. Practice blank maps also available in class.