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AP World History
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Resources: Please check under "Distance Learning Resources" for important updates and resources.

AP Exam: The AP exam has been rescheduled for May 21st at 2pm. You will have 45 minutes to write a modified DBQ (5 documents). Please check email or the 4-3-20 update for additional important details.

Survey: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6MQDKB6

Assignments: I will post a list of your weekly assignments right here on this website. Graded assignments will also be posted to StudentVUE and can be turned in via dropbox. All assignments for the week will be "due" by Sunday at 11:59 PM. 

Contact: Please email me at lsexton@rcps.info if you have any further questions or concerns. Also please join the class remind account by using the code @cb8cb2 on the app or texting the code to 81010. 

Assignments for Week of 3/16 - 3/20. All due by Sunday 3/22 at 11:59 PM:

1. Complete the 40 Maps on WWI assignment. Submit via dropbox on StudentVUE. 

2. Read pages 492 to 503 of AMSCO AND/OR pages 977 to 984 of Strayer. This is not a graded assignment, but highly encouraged.

3. Click through my PowerPoints on World War I and watch the following review video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3UjJ5kxiLI

4. Take the World War I quiz on quizizz.com. The code is 736052. You may retake as many times as you want.

5. Extra Credit: Research the 1918-19 influenza pandemic that followed World War I. Describe what made this pandemic so deadly, how it spread, and how countries responded. Compare this outbreak (and others, if you so choose) to the current COVID-19 pandemic. What lessons should we take from the past to help us better respond to COVID-19? Submit via email.

Assignments for Week of 3/23 - 3/27. All due by Sunday 3/29 at 11:59 PM:

1. On StudentVUE, download the file under the assignment Treaty of Versailles video. Click one of the two hyperlinks and watch the video. Answer the questions and submit via dropbox.

2. Read pages 985 - 996 of Strayer. If you don't have Strayer, read pages 511 - 526 of AMSCO. (The AMSCO book is a little more scattered on this topic). Click through my Interwar powerpoint under World Wars. 

3. Log in to goformative.com (class code PXZMNU) and complete the assignment Great Depression AP World.

4. Extra Credit: Compare the rise of right-wing authoritarianism in Italy, Germany, and Japan. How did it compare with the left-wing authoritarianism that developed in the Soviet Union? Submit via email (lsexton@rcps.info).

Assignments for Week of 3/30 to 4/3. All due by Sunday 4/5 at 11:59 PM: 

1. Go to the bus loop at P.H. between 12 and 1 and get the AP lockdown browser downloaded onto your laptop.

2. Log in to your AP account at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/. Complete the assignment entitled "Unit 1 Progress Check MCQ." This is a completion grade.

*** Due to the inability to get the lockdown browser downloaded due to building closure, your NEW assignment is to go to StudentVUE and complete the Unit 1 PowerPoint assignment. You will need to download the PowerPoint, read through the slides and listen to Mrs. Huffman's commentary. Then you will need to copy and paste pictures into each slide illustrating the key concept. When finished, save and upload via dropbox. 

3. Write me a letter letting me know how you have been doing the last two weeks and your thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic. Please be as detailed as you feel comfortable.
- I would like to know what you have been doing with your time, how you have been doing (physically, mentally, emotionally), what you miss/ what has disappointed you, but also what "silver linings" you have found. Have there been any positives for you during this crisis?
- While my main purpose in having you do this is to check in on you, my other purpose is to have you create a first-hand account of life in the time of quarantine. A historian a hundred years from now might use your letter as a primary source. With that in mind, what have been your observations so far about the pandemic? How have people responded (you, your family, your community, society, the U.S.)? What other things have you noticed? What has troubled and/or inspired you? How do you think this whole thing will end?
- Type up in a word document and email to me at lsexton@rcps.info. Minimum 1 page typed, single spaced.

Assignments for week of 4/14 to 4/19. All due by 4/19 (Sunday), midnight. 

1. Read over the new DBQ rubric posted in Distance Learning Resources. Make a list of questions to either email me or discuss in our Thursday zoom meeting. 

2. Download the Spanish Influenza DBQ documents and worksheet either from the Distance Learning resources or StudentVUE assignment. Follow instructions as stated. 

3. Zoom meeting will be Thursday at 2pm. I will post the link here and send out via remind:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96422164286?pwd=aFpjMHpoZVJocExlNTBpY09HbE90Zz09
Meeting ID: 964 2216 4286
Password: 018455

4. Continue to study for the AP exam using online resources and textbooks.

Assignments for week of 4/20 to 4/26. All due by 4/26 (Sunday), midnight:

Objective: This week, we're going to try to have some fun and learn about a very interesting event from the 20th century -- the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. I would encourage you to watch the HBO miniseries that came out last summer if you can. There is also a podcast that discusses each episode of the show. This topic allows us to investigate two of the most important developments of the 20th century: nuclear power and the Cold War. I hope you find it as fascinating as I do!!!

1. Required: Read over the Chernobyl DBQ. Watch the video and read over the timeline (links in document). Take notes, including any questions you might have. Ask your parents or grandparents what they remember from the event. 

2. Required: Participate in the Chernobyl discussion board on this website.

3. Highly Suggested: Read over my PowerPoint lecture on Chernobyl in the context of the Cold War. I will post this in StudentVUE under the DBQ assignment by Tuesday.

4. Optional: Participate in the Thursday zoom at 2pm to go over the documents or any other questions you might have.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98242369244?pwd=bTNLRG5UVEJqcUtSbjVSUVkwS29Fdz09
Meeting ID: 982 4236 9244
Password: 2CjHyY

5. Mandatory: Write the DBQ and upload by Sunday night.

6. Optional: Continue reviewing for the AP exam.

Assignments for week of 4/27 to 5/3:
Objective: This week, we will be learning about the history of Iran. The conflict between Iran and the U.S. has been in the news a lot this year, so hopefully this topic will be of interest!

1. Download the word document "Iran Timeline" from StudentVUE or this website (Distance Learning Resources). Read over the timeline of Iran's history, and use for reference (print if possible). 

2. Listen to both NPR podcasts. Type and submit summaries or reactions to both podcasts by Thursday at 2pm. Try going for a walk or cleaning your room while you listen! Look over my PowerPoint. 

3. Either attend the Thursday zoom, where I will provide an overview of Iran's history and answer any questions, or post to the discussion board giving your reaction to the podcasts. 
Zoom link: TBD

4. Demonstrate your knowledge of Iran by completing one of the following projects and submitting by Monday, 5/4/40
     A. Write a 5-paragraph research paper on the causes and effects of the Iranian Revolution. How did it compare to other revolutions we have studied? Use and cite a minimum of 4 sources. May include textbooks or podcasts. 
     B. Write a 5-paragraph research paper analyzing sources of tension between the U.S. and Iran, including the impact of the Soleimani assassination. Use and cite a minimum of 4 sources.
     C.  Create a short video (90 seconds to 3 minutes) on the history of Iran. I want you to focus on 1900 to the present, but you may reference earlier developments from the timeline. You can choose to focus on the Iranian Revolution or current events. Include narration or captions, as well as visual aids (pictures, timelines, quotes).

Assignments for week of 5/4 to 5/8:

Objectives: Prepare for May 21st AP exam. Write a DBQ on the Egyptian Revolution.

1. Review important updates regarding the AP exam. Check your email daily!

2. Read over the timeline and background information on the Egyptian Revolution. There are also several videos about the Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution on YouTube. Read over the documents.

3. Attend the Thursday 2pm zoom. Spoiler alert: There will be a surprise guest. Link will be posted below and texted via remind:

4. Write your modified DBQ (only 5 documents; only need 2 body paragraphs) and submit on StudentVUE using dropbox by midnight on Friday.

Assignments for week of 5/11 to 5/18:

Objectives: Prepare for May 21st AP exam. Write a practice DBQ in 45 minutes and revise.

1. Practice DBQ: You have 45 minutes to complete a rough draft of this essay from the time you open it. You must submit your first draft using dropbox on StudentVUE or via email (lsexton@rcps.info). This is for you to practice the modified AP World DBQ exam. I will only grade this for completion. You must include your start time and stop time. Due Date: Wednesday, 5/13/20 by midnight

2. After you submit your rough draft, I will provide feedback and answer questions. More questions will be answered at our Thursday 2pm zoom.

3. You must upload a final draft by Monday 5/18/20. I will grade this for quality as well as effort.

4. This is our last full week to prepare for the AP exam! 

Week of 5/18 to 5/22:

1. Revised DBQ on Christianity in Latin America is due by midnight Monday (5/18). See PowerPoint on StudentVUE for general tips and specific feedback via your school email if you submitted a rough draft.

2. Practice DBQ #2 on the Indian Ocean Trade is up on StudentVUE and this website. Time yourself... 45 minutes to write, 5 minutes to submit. I will grade for completion, but provide specific feedback if requested.

3. See email for important AP exam updates. 

4. AP Exam: Thursday, May 21st. Log in at 1:30; test starts at 2pm.

5. Extra Credit: Lagaan Movie. Instructions on StudentVUE and this website.