Homework: Zaption on 20th Century Peace Movments

We’ve been all about war this unit, and that can’t be healthy.  So please watch the following Zaption and answer the associated questions.  If you have tech difficulties with this Zaption, please try to let me know by about 6:00 PM tonight.

Zaption: Peace Movements in the 20th Century

And  because we were discussing this in third period today, take a gander at the Chinese government’s recent video proposing their new, awesome, Five Year Plan!  (Yes.  Yes, they still have Five Year Plans.  And this video is INSANE.)

Homework: Zaption on Asian Responses to Imperialism

Sorry about posting this late, guys– I got distracted by the news out of Paris, sadly, and totally forgot I hadn’t put your Zaption assignment up on the blog yet.

Remember, you’ll need to read the document I handed out in class today, analyze it carefully, and answer the associated questions on a separate sheet of paper.  Then, please watch the Crash Course episode on Asian Responses to Imperialism included in the Zaption below:

Zaption: Asian Responses to Imperialism 

If you run into difficulties watching the Zaption, please check your browser– Zaption works best on Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.  It can work on Internet Explorer, so long as it is the most recent version– and the same goes for Safari.  If your browser hasn’t been updated in a while, start there– download a newer version of your browser, clear your cookies, and try again.

See you on Monday, guys.

Film Review: Extra Essay Assignment!

Are your essay grades less than desirable?  Do you need to do some grade repair?

Then you need to complete the Real to Reel: AP World History on Film assignment by Friday, November 13th!

As we discussed in class, remember that this assignment is NOT a simple bonus assignment– your work needs to be thoughtful, reasoned, and polished, and address all of the requirements described in the assignment sheet above.  Poor quality work will be graded as such.  This is, however, an optional assignment– you are not required to complete this review, and if you choose not to submit one, you will simply be given an exemption.

In order to help you make your selections for this assignment, I humbly present the original trailers to all most of the films:

The Young Victoria (2009), dir. Jean-Marc Vallee

Jodhaa Akbar (2008), dir. Ashutosh Gowariker

Last of the Mohicans (1992), dir. Micheal Mann

Les Miserables (2012), dir. Tom Hooper

Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Akira Kurosawa

 Have fun!

Reminders and Resources for Monday

Sorry for the late posting, guys!  I got distracted during my planning period yesterday and totally blanked on posting for the weekend.  Remember, for the first 45 minutes of class on Monday, we’ll be doing another ChalkTalk (conversation on paper), like we did on the topic of civilizations.  The topic this time will be on religions and belief systems in the Classical Age, so make sure you:

  • Finish reading and annotating the three articles on religious diffusion from last week.  You should have one on the Jewish diaspora, one on the spread of Buddhism, and another on the spread of Christianity.  You’ll be able to refer back to the texts during our exercise, so make as many notes as you like.
  • Review your textbook readings on Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Legalism.  I’ll be making comparisons to various belief systems in your prompts, so it’s good to be prepared.
  • Watch the following Crash Course videos to give you a little extra background on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.  I’ll also link to various other primary source readings you might find interesting at the underneath the videos, but please know that you are NOT required to read them.  I’m posting them only because I thought you might find them interesting.

Here are some further readings you might be interested in: Excerpts from The Analects (Confucianism), Daoism (writings of Lao Tzu), Hymns from the Rig Veda (Hinduism), Introduction to Buddhism (Buddhism), Judaism and the Law (Judaism), Sermon on the Mount (Christianity).

Additionally, don’t forget that you have your Unit Two test on Tuesday, so there will be an after school study session on Monday, August 31st from 3:40 to 4:40 PM in room 312.

Happy studying!

Movin’ on to Unit Two….

Nice job on the multiple choice portion of the test today, guys!  I haven’t looked at your short answers yet, and since there are a few make-up tests which need to occur, you probably won’t get your full test score until late next week at the earliest.

We’ll be starting Unit Two tomorrow, and will begin learning how to write the first of the three (3!) different types of essays, so this is the part where the course starts to speed up!

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome! I am Ms. Galloway, and if you are viewing this page you are likely a student or parent of a student currently enrolled in AP World History at North Cobb High School.  This blog is currently under construction, but everything should be up and running by August 3, 2015.

On this main page you will find my regular updates of what is going on in our class, including homework assignments and other reminders.  If you look at the header of this blog, you’ll see a number of drop-down tabs, including AP Exam Review Materials, AP World History Unit Materials, AP World History WebQuests and Projects, and Essay Writing Materials.  I try to make sure that as many useful resources are available to students throughout the year, so if you ever need study materials before a unit test, or need help studying for the AP exam, this blog and its associated pages are the first place you should go.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask a classmate or friend for help.  And if you still can’t find what you need, please send me an email at my school address with your question of concern clearly stated.  Please remember to use correct email etiquette when contacting me; this is a formal means of communication, and I expect your online conduct to be of the same standard I expect in class.

I strongly recommend that all students check the class blog at LEAST twice a week, if not on a daily basis.  A good portion of this class will require you to use various online or digital means of communication, collaboration, and production, and I expect you to check this blog and your email regularly in order to keep up with assignments and expectations.

***Remember, if you are currently registered for AP World History at North Cobb High School, you have a summer reading assignment, and I expect it to be completed on the first day of school.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the assignment.****

And now that I’ve frightened you a little, have a video: