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June 13

posted Jun 13, 2012, 7:47 AM by Peter Knowles

RE-WRITES may be turned in until MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)
If you have rewrites that have not been graded yet, or if you turn one in today or tomorrow, please email Mr. Knowles to remind him that they need to be graded. 

Don't forget to turn in your textbook today

Today's the last day of class, the date for your final. Here's the question again, with color coding to show how you need to think about the 4 different areas you need to discuss:
Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively
Here's a suggested format that would allow you to successfully address all 4 areas as you complete your assessment:
  • Introductory paragraph, ending in a thesis statement that clearly answers the key question: How did government decisions, economic challenges, geographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe? 
  • Body Paragraph 1: Discuss and support issues related to government decisions between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 2: Discuss and support issues related to economic challenges  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 3: Discuss and support issues related to geographic factors  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 4: Discuss and support issues related to causal factors of key events  between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Concluding paragraph, which summarizes or restates key ideas and gives a sense of closing/completion
  • Reference list with at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook, formatted correctly.
*Each body paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence that connects the paragraph's topic to the preceding information. Then you should include a few, well-chosen examples (with citations, of course) to help prove your claim in the topic sentence. Finally, add a concluding sentence that connects what you've just discussed with your thesis statement

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TODAY? 
Make a CHOICE and get to work. 

1) If you'd like to see how your final will be scored, look for a Google Document Template called Assess16. You'll see what you need to do to score well on the final.

2) If you'd like to keep collecting information for your assessment, keep working on your Assessment 16 Organization Chart; each box can become the basis of one of your body paragraphs. 

3) If you'd like to find outside information to include, try searching for relevant information using a search engine. You'll need at least 4 outside sources of information to add to the information from the textbook and class activities. Once you decide on a topic or particular example or detail to feature in your assessment, take some time to look for more information about it using an academic resource. 

For example, if I decided to discuss the Japanese search for a secure supply for raw materials to support its industry and military in my paragraph on economics, I might search for information using these key words:
Japan raw materials industry military pre world war II
The first few results are from Wikipedia and Wiki Answers, so I skip those and look for something that appears to be a solid academic source. The 4th item comes from "columbia.edu" and when I click on it I quickly learn it's from Columbia University's "Asia for Educators" site. It looks like it has information I can use, and it's from an academic source, so I begin looking for information that I'll need to cite it. The reference looks like this:
Asia for Educators. "Japan's Quest for Power and World War II in Asia." Columbia University. Web. June 8, 2012.
and the citations from that source would look like this:
(Asia).

4) If you'd like to use outside sources we've used or introduced in class, you can follow this link to the Assessment 16 page and look for the Resources section there. 


Before you turn your final assessment in, use this checklist to make sure you've done all you need to do: 
 Yes No Did you...
  Write clear & inviting introductory paragraph 
  Include clear thesis statement in response to key question  
  Use  effective transitions to move between paragraphs and sentences  
  Explain the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Explain the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Explain the geographic context of global issues  
  Address global aspect of question (Europe, Asia, and US)  
  Explain and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history  
  Address events across full time period (1918-1945)  
  Clearly connect examples to thesis statement  
  Finish with clear and authoritative conclusion  
  Use 4 or more references in addition to class text  
  Cite all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)  
  List all references used & use all references listed  
  Format all references and complete list correctly  
  Follow standard spelling & capitalization rules  
  Use complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)  
If you've done all those things well, you can't help but earn a strong grade on your final assessment.

Ask for help if you have questions.

June 12

posted Jun 12, 2012, 8:22 AM by Peter Knowles

RE-WRITES may be turned in until the day of your class final 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Today's the second-to-last day of class, the day before your final assessment is due. Here's the question again, with color coding to show how you need to think about the 4 different areas you need to discuss:
Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively
Here's a suggested format that would allow you to successfully address all 4 areas as you complete your assessment:
  • Introductory paragraph, ending in a thesis statement that clearly answers the key question: How did government decisions, economic challenges, geographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe? 
  • Body Paragraph 1: Discuss and support issues related to government decisions between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 2: Discuss and support issues related to economic challenges  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 3: Discuss and support issues related to geographic factors  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 4: Discuss and support issues related to causal factors of key events  between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Concluding paragraph, which summarizes or restates key ideas and gives a sense of closing/completion
  • Reference list with at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook, formatted correctly.
*Each body paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence that connects the paragraph's topic to the preceding information. Then you should include a few, well-chosen examples (with citations, of course) to help prove your claim in the topic sentence. Finally, add a concluding sentence that connects what you've just discussed with your thesis statement

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TODAY? 
Make a CHOICE and get to work. 

1) If you'd like to see how your final will be scored, look for a Google Document Template called Assess16. You'll see what you need to do to score well on the final.

2) If you'd like to keep collecting information for your assessment, keep working on your Assessment 16 Organization Chart; each box can become the basis of one of your body paragraphs. 

3) If you'd like to find outside information to include, try searching for relevant information using a search engine. You'll need at least 4 outside sources of information to add to the information from the textbook and class activities. Once you decide on a topic or particular example or detail to feature in your assessment, take some time to look for more information about it using an academic resource. 

For example, if I decided to discuss the Japanese search for a secure supply for raw materials to support its industry and military in my paragraph on economics, I might search for information using these key words:
Japan raw materials industry military pre world war II
The first few results are from Wikipedia and Wiki Answers, so I skip those and look for something that appears to be a solid academic source. The 4th item comes from "columbia.edu" and when I click on it I quickly learn it's from Columbia University's "Asia for Educators" site. It looks like it has information I can use, and it's from an academic source, so I begin looking for information that I'll need to cite it. The reference looks like this:
Asia for Educators. "Japan's Quest for Power and World War II in Asia." Columbia University. Web. June 8, 2012.
and the citations from that source would look like this:
(Asia).

4) If you'd like to use outside sources we've used or introduced in class, you can follow this link to the Assessment 16 page and look for the Resources section there. 


Before you turn your final assessment in, use this checklist to make sure you've done all you need to do: 
 Yes No Did you...
  Write clear & inviting introductory paragraph 
  Include clear thesis statement in response to key question  
  Use  effective transitions to move between paragraphs and sentences  
  Explain the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Explain the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Explain the geographic context of global issues  
  Address global aspect of question (Europe, Asia, and US)  
  Explain and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history  
  Address events across full time period (1918-1945)  
  Clearly connect examples to thesis statement  
  Finish with clear and authoritative conclusion  
  Use 4 or more references in addition to class text  
  Cite all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)  
  List all references used & use all references listed  
  Format all references and complete list correctly  
  Follow standard spelling & capitalization rules  
  Use complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)  
If you've done all those things well, you can't help but earn a strong grade on your final assessment.

Ask for help if you have questions.

June 11

posted Jun 10, 2012, 10:06 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 5:22 AM ]

RE-WRITES may be turned in until the day of your class final 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Don't forget to turn in your textbook today

Today's the last day of class, the date for your final. Here's the question again, with color coding to show how you need to think about the 4 different areas you need to discuss:
Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively
Here's a suggested format that would allow you to successfully address all 4 areas as you complete your assessment:
  • Introductory paragraph, ending in a thesis statement that clearly answers the key question: How did government decisions, economic challenges, geographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe? 
  • Body Paragraph 1: Discuss and support issues related to government decisions between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 2: Discuss and support issues related to economic challenges  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 3: Discuss and support issues related to geographic factors  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 4: Discuss and support issues related to causal factors of key events  between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Concluding paragraph, which summarizes or restates key ideas and gives a sense of closing/completion
  • Reference list with at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook, formatted correctly.
*Each body paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence that connects the paragraph's topic to the preceding information. Then you should include a few, well-chosen examples (with citations, of course) to help prove your claim in the topic sentence. Finally, add a concluding sentence that connects what you've just discussed with your thesis statement

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TODAY? 
Make a CHOICE and get to work. 

1) If you'd like to see how your final will be scored, look for a Google Document Template called Assess16. You'll see what you need to do to score well on the final.

2) If you'd like to keep collecting information for your assessment, keep working on your Assessment 16 Organization Chart; each box can become the basis of one of your body paragraphs. 

3) If you'd like to find outside information to include, try searching for relevant information using a search engine. You'll need at least 4 outside sources of information to add to the information from the textbook and class activities. Once you decide on a topic or particular example or detail to feature in your assessment, take some time to look for more information about it using an academic resource. 

For example, if I decided to discuss the Japanese search for a secure supply for raw materials to support its industry and military in my paragraph on economics, I might search for information using these key words:
Japan raw materials industry military pre world war II
The first few results are from Wikipedia and Wiki Answers, so I skip those and look for something that appears to be a solid academic source. The 4th item comes from "columbia.edu" and when I click on it I quickly learn it's from Columbia University's "Asia for Educators" site. It looks like it has information I can use, and it's from an academic source, so I begin looking for information that I'll need to cite it. The reference looks like this:
Asia for Educators. "Japan's Quest for Power and World War II in Asia." Columbia University. Web. June 8, 2012.
and the citations from that source would look like this:
(Asia).

4) If you'd like to use outside sources we've used or introduced in class, you can follow this link to the Assessment 16 page and look for the Resources section there. 


Before you turn your final assessment in, use this checklist to make sure you've done all you need to do: 
 Yes No Did you...
  Write clear & inviting introductory paragraph 
  Include clear thesis statement in response to key question  
  Use  effective transitions to move between paragraphs and sentences  
  Explain the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Explain the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Explain the geographic context of global issues  
  Address global aspect of question (Europe, Asia, and US)  
  Explain and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history  
  Address events across full time period (1918-1945)  
  Clearly connect examples to thesis statement  
  Finish with clear and authoritative conclusion  
  Use 4 or more references in addition to class text  
  Cite all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)  
  List all references used & use all references listed  
  Format all references and complete list correctly  
  Follow standard spelling & capitalization rules  
  Use complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)  
If you've done all those things well, you can't help but earn a strong grade on your final assessment.

Ask for help if you have questions.

June 8

posted Jun 8, 2012, 3:42 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jun 8, 2012, 2:14 PM ]

RE-WRITES may be turned in until the day of your class final 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Now, it's on to the final. Here's the question again, with color coding to show how you need to think about the 4 different areas you need to discuss:
Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively
Here's a suggested format that would allow you to successfully address all 4 areas as you complete your assessment:
  • Introductory paragraph, ending in a thesis statement that clearly answers the key question: How did government decisions, economic challenges, geographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe? 
  • Body Paragraph 1: Discuss and support issues related to government decisions between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 2: Discuss and support issues related to economic challenges  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 3: Discuss and support issues related to geographic factors  between 1918 and 1945  in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Body Paragraph 4: Discuss and support issues related to causal factors of key events  between 1918 and 1945 in a number of locations around the globe.*
  • Concluding paragraph, which summarizes or restates key ideas and gives a sense of closing/completion
  • Reference list with at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook, formatted correctly.
*Each body paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence that connects the paragraph's topic to the preceding information. Then you should include a few, well-chosen examples (with citations, of course) to help prove your claim in the topic sentence. Finally, add a concluding sentence that connects what you've just discussed with your thesis statement

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TODAY? 
Make a CHOICE and get to work. 

1) If you'd like to see how your final will be scored, look for a Google Document Template called Assess16. You'll see what you need to do to score well on the final.

2) If you'd like to keep collecting information for your assessment, keep working on your Assessment 16 Organization Chart; each box can become the basis of one of your body paragraphs. 

3) If you'd like to find outside information to include, try searching for relevant information using a search engine. You'll need at least 4 outside sources of information to add to the information from the textbook and class activities. Once you decide on a topic or particular example or detail to feature in your assessment, take some time to look for more information about it using an academic resource. 

For example, if I decided to discuss the Japanese search for a secure supply for raw materials to support its industry and military in my paragraph on economics, I might search for information using these key words:
Japan raw materials industry military pre world war II
The first few results are from Wikipedia and Wiki Answers, so I skip those and look for something that appears to be a solid academic source. The 4th item comes from "columbia.edu" and when I click on it I quickly learn it's from Columbia University's "Asia for Educators" site. It looks like it has information I can use, and it's from an academic source, so I begin looking for information that I'll need to cite it. The reference looks like this:
Asia for Educators. "Japan's Quest for Power and World War II in Asia." Columbia University. Web. June 8, 2012.
and the citations from that source would look like this:
(Asia).

4) If you'd like to use outside sources we've used or introduced in class, you can follow this link to the Assessment 16 page and look for the Resources section there. 

June 7

posted Jun 7, 2012, 5:39 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jun 7, 2012, 2:20 PM ]

RE-WRITES may be turned in until this Monday, JUNE 11th 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively

Using information from the last few nights' assignment, continue adding notes using your note-taking chart called Assess16 Organization Chart.  

Copy of Assess16 Organization Chart



Tonight's HOMEWORK Assignment (the last one for our course) is about the way the war came to an end, and what came next. Open a Google Doc Template called Home Front and Aftermath of the War and complete the questions there while you read the assignment. Be ready to hand it in/work with it in class tomorrow. 


June 6

posted Jun 6, 2012, 5:45 AM by Peter Knowles

RE-WRITES may be turned in until this Friday, JUNE 8th 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Key question: How did government decisionseconomic challengesgeographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively
**You may want to start organizing your notes using a Google Template called Assess16 Organization Chart

Today we'll start by checking your assignment from last night. Open your assignment from last night (Chapter 19.2) and complete this quick quiz.

After submitting your answers, turn your attention to the timeline at the bottom of your homework assignment/sheet.

timeline chart for WWII
  
We'll be reviewing events that you included on your chart, and collecting more from other students, so be ready to contribute. 
If you need more information than the book provided, take a look at one of these timelines of World War II from:


HOMEWORK: READ Chapter 19.3: The New Order and the Holocaust (638-643). Complete BOTH SIDES of Chapt 19-3 handout


June 5

posted Jun 5, 2012, 4:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jun 5, 2012, 6:06 AM ]

ALL LATE ASSESSMENTS WERE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 1st. 
RE-WRITES may still be turned in until this Friday, JUNE 8th 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Before we start with today's assignment, let's take a few minutes to look at the final assessment for this course:

Key question: How did government decisions, economic challenges, geographic factors, AND the consequences of earlier events help define the years following the First World War around the globe?  
Content: Include information from classroom assignments AND your own research to discuss events around the world from 1918 to 1945?
Research requirements: Correctly use and cite at least four (4) academic resources in addition to the class textbook. 
Standards assessed:
  • Civics 1.2- Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  • Economics 2.4- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  • Geography 3.3- Understand the geographic context of global issues.
  • History 4.2- Understand and analyze causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
  • Social Studies Skills 5.2- Use inquiry-based research.  
  • Writing 3- The student writes clearly and effectively


Yesterday we began looking at the movement toward World War II based on actions by the German and Japanese governments. Your homework was to read and summarize Chapter 19.1. Open your Google Document and, with a partner, use the information you collected to answer the following question:
What similarities can you see between the events in Germany’s and Japan’s movement toward regional control and world war?
Add your answer/discussion to your assignment, then share it with Mr. Knowles by putting a link in the DropBox (Be sure to set up your assignment so Mr Knowles can see and edit your work)


Once you've completed this in-class discussion and review, it's time to get started on tonight's HOMEWORK assignment:
Chapter 19.2: The Course of World War II (628-635) You'll find a copy of the assignment in the Google Docs Templates. It's due at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

June 4

posted Jun 4, 2012, 5:14 AM by Peter Knowles

ALL LATE ASSESSMENTS WERE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 1st. 
RE-WRITES may still be turned in until this Friday, JUNE 8th 
If you have any SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS that you'd like to improve, re-submit them by then. 
(Check your email daily to see when your assessments have been graded to see if you want to re-do them)

Now it's time to turn our attention to the next and final assessment, focused on Chapters 17 & 19 in the textbook. Last week we looked at life between the wars, from the economic highs and lows, to the emergence of dictatorial leaders, to the start of war in Europe and Asia, to the entry of the United States into the war. That's a lot to deal with (hope you kept up on all your assignments!) but this week we'll be adding more, by looking at the actual war events and the end to it, too.

We'll begin by watching a short video to see how Germany began to move out from under the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles and started moving toward what would become known as World War II. As you watch, think about this question:
How did people at the time (Hitler, other Germans, the British) justify changes to the Treaty of Versailles?

After the video, you'll have a chance to get started on tonight's homework, Reading Chapter 19, Section 1. And, as you read, create an outline of key ideas, people, events, and dates using a side-by-side table for the two areas discussed in the reading (Germany and Japan). You may want to use a Google Doc Template called "Chapter 19.1: Paths to War" to complete the assignment before class tomorrow.  
   

Aggressive moves by Germany and Japan set the stage for World War II. In 1935 Adolf Hitler began a massive military buildup and instituted a draft in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1936 Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland which alarmed France, but neither France nor Britain responded with force. In 1936, Germany and Italy became allies, as did Germany and Japan. Germany annexed Austria in 1938. Appeasement of Germany peaked at the Munich Conference where Hitler claimed he sought only one final territory, the Czech Sudetenland and Britain and France agreed to Hitler's demands. This soon proved false as Hitler continued his invasions. When Hitler signed the Nonaggression Pact with Stalin and invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Japanese expansion into Manchuria and northern China brought condemnation from the League of Nations. Japan was at war with China. In December 1937 Japan destroyed Nanjing and massacred 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war. Next, Japan was rebuked by the United States for its efforts to exploit resources in French Indochina. 

June 1

posted Jun 1, 2012, 8:05 AM by Peter Knowles

ALL LATE ASSESSMENTS ARE DUE TODAY, JUNE 1st. (RE-WRITES STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 8) 
DO YOU HAVE ANY MISSING SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS? 
IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO REMAIN ZERO, TURN THEM IN BY FRIDAY.

Turn in last night's homework assignment: 17.4: Cultural and Intellectual Trends (576-579)

This week, we've been watching videos, doing assignments, and discussing the time between the wars. 

Today we'll finish watching "The Road to War". As we watch a video in class today, look for the final answers to the questions in yesterday's document and record your answers there. 

After the video and discussion, we'll get a start on tonight's homework, a review of Chapter 17. Use the textbook to review material and answer the following four questions, giving specific examples to support each answer--
  1. Chapter 17.1: What were the causes of instability in the West after World War I?
  2. Chapter 17.2: Why did certain European countries become dictatorial regimes in the years after World War I?
  3. Chapter 17.3: How did Hitler and the Nazis gain power and rule Germany?
  4. Chapter 17.4: What were the main cultural and intellectual trends between the wars?

May 31

posted Jun 1, 2012, 8:05 AM by Peter Knowles

ALL LATE ASSESSMENTS ARE DUE TOMORROW, JUNE 1st. (RE-WRITES STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 8) 
DO YOU HAVE ANY MISSING SECOND SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS? 
IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO REMAIN ZERO, TURN THEM IN BY FRIDAY.


Last Friday, you had an in-class assignment on the League of Nations and the United Nations, as well as a homework assignment on the years following World War I. Then, we looked at the good times that followed WWI, known as the Roaring Twenties. Yesterday we watched a video that shows what happened when the good times came to an end. Today, we shift our focus to events across the Atlantic Ocean to see what was going on in Europe at the same time, and how the drift toward another war was picking up steam.

Open a Google Doc Template called "The Road to War". As we watch a video in class today, look for answers in the document and record your answers there. 

After the video and discussion, be sure to pick up tonight's homework assignment: 17.4: Cultural and Intellectual Trends (576-579) Worksheet. Be sure to complete the reading and worksheet before class tomorrow. 

In addition to this assigned homework, be sure to work on any late assessments you want to earn credit for. They're due on TOMORROW.

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