APUSH: Unit 7 Supplemental Reading Analysis, due 1/27


Please post here for your supplemental reading analysis.  You should explain the following:

1.  The author’s thesis–remember, after reading it, ask yourself, “What was the point?” And if you don’t know, either reread and/or come in for help during seminar!

2.  Give at least 3 pieces of evidence to support what you think the thesis is.  Don’t just copy and paste quotes here!  Be sure to analyze the author’s words and put your own analysis in there.  Again, see me if you need some help.

Use your name, school email, and leave “website” blank here.  Due Tuesday at class time.

World History: WWI Helpful Information


Here is everything you need to succeed on the WWI Unit in World History!

Our study guide for our test on FEBRUARY 11: NEW WWI Study Guide

Notes for our unit can be found here:

From January 21:  How WWI Starts! and our assignment due 1/24:  WWI A New Kind of War Ch 14 Sec 2 and 3

From Thursday, 1/23: World War I weapons, trenches, and tactics. Click here for a video explanation of these notes (watch out for the trench foot! Ewwww)

Examples of Propaganda for our assignment 1/26:  WWI propaganda posters and an extra copy of the assignment:  Propaganda assignment and HERE IS A LINK TO THE VIDEO that explains propaganda.

From 1/28:   Russian Revolution notes and here are the questions that are due 1/29: The Russian Revolution Questions

From 1/30:  World War I Ends

And here’s a little video that sums up a lot of the causes and effects of the war:

As always, come on in during seminar or after school for some extra help if you need it!


APUSH: Unit 7 Helpful Information


Here is a current syllabus for Unit 7: Unit 7 NEW

Here is a great website on the Collinwood School Fire tragedy.  Think about how this event shaped reforms in schools and public buildings.

Here are some helpful notes on Chapter 21 and Chapter 22

Here are the Supplemental Readings for Unit 9: USDA Government Inspected and MIrror With A Memory


And now, how about a dance break?

APUSH: Election of 1896 Campaign Commercial!

Using your assigned political party, view the Party Platform in 1896 and be ready to summarize the major parts of your party.  What are their ideals?  Why?  Which candidate are they supporting in the Election of 1896?  Why do they think the other candidates are WRONG?

In class, we’ll put together a campaign commercial that would have aired in 1896.  It should not only highlight your party, but take a few swings at the other parties, too!  Think about important facts and details you can add to your campaign commercial.

REPUBLICANS: Please view the following to gather information:
Republican Platform, William McKinley’s Acceptance Speech, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

SILVER DEMOCRATS: View the information here, the Silver Democrat Platform, and Bryan’s Acceptance Speech 

POPULISTS: People’s Party Platform, Speech by Mary Ellen Lease

SOCIALISTS: Socialist Labor Party Platform, Speech by Daniel DeLeon


World History: Imperialism (Chapters 12 and 13)

So WHAT’S THE WHOLE POINT?  Here’s what you should know after studying this unit!

Essential Question: What is the impact of imperialism upon the world?

1. I can list the political and economic motivations behind imperialism in Japan and in Europe in their quest to dominate Asia (China, Taiwan, and Korea) and Africa.

2. I can compare and contrast the effects that direct and indirect rule had upon the spread of Western values in the colonies.

3.  I can present how the consequences of imperialism were viewed differently by the colonizers and the colonized.

Now, here is everything you need to succeed on the Imperialism 1850-1914 Unit (which will be on the MIDTERM)! 

“TEMPLATE” Document to help you study can be found here: Chapters 12 and 13 PRACTICE for the test

Study guide here, and it is due Friday 1/9:  Imperialism Prior to WWI

Notes on Resistance to Colonization: page we worked on 1/5/15 can be found here:  Resistance to Colonization Questions

Here is a copy of the notes from class on our INTRODUCTION to Colonization, including African Partition at the Berlin Conference: Notes Intro to Colonization

Here is a copy of the notes from class discussing RESISTANCE to Colonization: Resistance to Colonization

Here are the discussion questions on Chinese and Japanese Involvement with the West that we will look at on 1/9 and 1/10: Chinese and Japanese Involvement with the West

And here are the notes from class that help you answer those questions (alongside the book, of course!): Japanese Modernization

Here are the notes from our discussion of Egypt and the role of the Suez Canal: Egypt and Suez Canal

Check out this video on the role that opium played in China and how it set up the spheres of influence!

Then, click here to see the resulting Boxer Rebellion in China.

World History: Homework due 1/9

You have two things due on 1/9:

1.  Your YELLOW study guide for Chapters 12 and 13.  An extra copy can be found here:  Imperialism Prior to WWI

2.  Using your BLUE sheet on China and Japan, answer the last question HERE by clicking on the comment bubble above this post using your name, your school email, and leaving the “website” blank.  This is due by class time on Friday, 1/9.  An extra copy of the assignment can be found HERE:  Chinese and Japanese Involvement with the West


Here is a copy of the Midterm Study Guide: World History Study Guide Midterm

Please come in for some extra help to prepare, divide it up and review with friends, and review a little at a time!  Do NOT save it for the night before…or, if you do, don’t blame me!  Remember–you knew all this stuff before, so now it’s just a matter of bringing it back.  Your old study guides will be very helpful!

World History: Pictures of the Year

Here is a link to the 2014 CNN’s Pictures of the Year slideshow.  View the pictures and think about which ones shocked you, moved you, or inspired you. Which pictures relate to things we’ve learned about so far in World History?

PICK ANY 10 PICTURES and LIST the title/date of each.  WHY did they INSPIRE you, MOVE you, or SHOCK you?  Make your own “TOP TEN LIST.”  Share with paper or GoogleDocs!