Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Just a friendly reminder that the B1 Midterm will be tomorrow, Wednesday, for all of B Block. Don't forget to check out the Midterm talking points on the blog.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


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Mongolian children at the Ice and Snow Festival learn of the newly released DBQ and come running!

Here is your assignment:
1. Do your Mega-chart. Seriously. I mean it. Use this gift of time. Your future pre-finals self will thank you.
2. Read the DBQ packet and complete the Document Analysis Chart. If you would like to get ahead of the game, complete the Document Grouping Chart as well and take a stab at a thesis.
Document Analysis Chart LINK
Document Grouping Chart LINK

Thursday, January 4, 2018


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Mongolian Ice and Snow Festival.  May your spirit banner fly free during the bombegenisis of 2018.

Here is your Blizzard Bag Assignment WHAPsters:

1. Read and complete the Focus Questions for Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World. 

2.Visit the newly minted DBQ page on the Blog. I have included samples of successful rubric point sections from our last round of papers.

3.Complete the linked DBQ Activity HERE.                             

4. Make sure to read and be prepared to discuss the Primary Sources assigned from the Weekly Agenda. You do not need to turn anything in BUT I expect you to have thought about the questions associated with the selections. Here is a recap of what those are:
 * Primary Sources: 12.3 and 12.4 Russian and Chinese perceptions of the Mongols
 We are going to look at Point of View. What is the historical context of the documents (aka.     Strayer's little intro). Who wrote the piece? Why? Who was the intended audience? 

 * Visual Sources: 12.1, 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4 Black Death and Religion in W. Europe
 We are going to practice using visual sources as evidence in an historical argument. Consider how each of these pieces of art articulate a European response to the impact of the Black Death (claim). Imagine you are writing a DBQ or SAQ in which you had to answer the question: WHAT WERE EUROPEAN RESPONSES TO THE BLACK DEATH? Be prepared to discuss how you would use specific elements of each art piece support your claim.

EXTRA CREDIT: Check out this Podcast on the Timurid Empire. This was the final flourishing of the Central Asian pastoralist power. History of the World in 100 Objects: Jade Dragon Cup AND read the National Geographic article On the Ancient Silk Road. The article is linked through the Twitter feed on the blog OR you can access it here Silk Road. For the extra credit please write a one page journal entry commenting on how pastoralists and trade networks have shaped World History. You may also reflect on what you found interesting or surprising about the information from these two sources. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Here is the movie I would like you to watch for a snow day treat. I am having difficulty uploading the powerpoint with this embedded. We will talk about it on Wednesday. Be sure to read the chapter for Destiny Disrupted for tomorrow as well. Keep plugging along on your study guide and chapter packet. Enjoy!