MS. DANNY

 

You can always check the left side of the blackboard.  Homework is always posted there.

Sociology

 

Daily homework assignments on board in class

 

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World Studies

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Currently studying East Asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Studies CP

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey several areas of the world: the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  We will examine each region’s history, geography, economics, and people in order to better understand the contemporary world.  There will also be an emphasis placed on the development and maintenance of social study skills.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, political, and cultural changes on different areas of the world

·        Explain the role geography plays in a region’s development

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives

·        Research a historical event and develop a thesis on its impact

·        Form relationships between historical and contemporary events

 

 

 

Essential Questions

·        Whose point of view matters?

·        Is geography destiny?

·        How do natural resources affect the course of history?

·        What is the power of one individual in creating change?

·        How are present events related to past events?

·        Why does a country reinvent itself?

·        Are we ethically responsible for resolving global problems?

Culture

Lessons:

1.     What is history? – Students write information onto charts from the overhead – discussing similarities & differences between geographer, historian, and archeologist

2.      What is culture? Students examine elements of culture and in groups conclude whether there is a global culture - Economies – Students fill out and analyze via a chart regarding types of economies that we will study 

3.      Governments –Students compare government types with economic systems 

4.      Students exploring Developed and Developing Country Characteristics and then analyze a cartoon using the information that they gathered.

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

eUROPE 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

Why do we fight wars?

1.   Geography

2.   Greek and Roman Ideas on Government

3.   Middle Ages Feudal Government

4.   Middle Ages Church Power

5.   Middle Ages Crusades

6.   Renaissance

7.   Age of Monarchs

8.   Scientific/Enlightenment Era

9.   French Revolution

 

 

Africa –

 

1.     Geography –Questions to Answer, Map of Africa, and Facts on Africa

2.     Patterns of Life

3.     The Slave Trade

4.     Age of Imperialism

5.     Winning Independence

6.     Changing Patterns of Life

7.     South Africa

8.     Africa Today: Regional and Global Issues

9.     Writing assignment – Darfur and Imperialism Story

 

 

Middle East 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

·        Why do we fight wars?

 

1.     Students work on maps of the Middle East and introduction to Middle Eastern culture

  1. Student PowerPoint on Geography of the Middle East
  2. Pair share activity analyzing and drawing conclusions from statistics from the CIA fact book in regards to the Middle East
  3. Students work on DBQ’s of Water Issues in the Middle East
  4. Working on charts in pairs students research the - Elements of Middle Eastern
  5. Students explore what is a stereotype and analyze a video
  6. Students explore stereotypes of the Middle East – rotating through stations
  7. Students are assigned groups and investigate - Land Resource in the Middle East -Activity PBS
  8. Using Venn Diagrams students explore - 3 Religions of the Middle East –- PBS Islam videos –
  9. Students watch a video on Islam and answer questions – followed by discussion of essential question
  10. Students work on a DBQ regarding - Militant Religion Fundamentalism – PBS
  11. Students rotate through stations in an activity on Oil
  12. Student play the Imperialism Game – followed by notes
  13. Working in groups of three student explore the idea of - Nationalism – in the Middle East– 3 leaders
  14. Changing US Foreign Policy PBS Activity – Pair Share
  15. Creating outlines students map the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
  16. Through a student PowerPoint student learn information about the Middle East Today
  17. Middle East Project 

 

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

 

 

Korea

 

1.     Geography – Worksheet

2.     Korea the Early Years - Worksheet

3.     Age of Imperialism – Worksheet

4.     Korea Today: Regional and Global Issues – Worksheet Chart

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

1.     Geography

2.     Feudal Japan

3.     Belief System

4.     Japan as World Power

5.     Government and Society

6.     Economy 

7.     Japan and the World

8.     Japan and the Arts

9.     Japan DBQ writing

 

 

China

1.     Philosophies

2.     Geography

3.     Early Civilizations

4.     Imperialism

5.     Leadership

  1. Current Issues

 

 

 

World Studies

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey several areas of the world: the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  We will examine each region’s history, geography, economics, and people in order to better understand the contemporary world.  There will also be an emphasis placed on the development and maintenance of social study skills.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, political, and cultural changes on different areas of the world

·        Explain the role geography plays in a region’s development

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives

·        Research a historical event and develop a thesis on its impact

·        Form relationships between historical and contemporary events

 

 

 

 

Essential Questions

·        Whose point of view matters?

·        Is geography destiny?

·        How do natural resources affect the course of history?

·        What is the power of one individual in creating change?

·        How are present events related to past events?

·        Why does a country reinvent itself?

·        Are we ethically responsible for resolving global problems?

Culture

Lessons:

5.     What is history? – Students write information onto charts from the overhead – discussing similarities & differences between geographer, historian, and archeologist

6.      What is culture? Students examine elements of culture and in groups conclude whether there is a global culture - Economies – Students fill out and analyze via a chart regarding types of economies that we will study 

7.      Governments –Students compare government types with economic systems 

8.      Students exploring Developed and Developing Country Characteristics and then analyze a cartoon using the information that they gathered.

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

eUROPE 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

Why do we fight wars?

1.   Geography

2.   Greek and Roman Ideas on Government

3.   Middle Ages Feudal Government

4.   Middle Ages Church Power

5.   Middle Ages Crusades

6.   Renaissance

7.   Age of Monarchs

8.   Scientific/Enlightenment Era

9.   French Revolution

 

 

Africa –

 

1.     Geography –Questions to Answer, Map of Africa, and Facts on Africa

2.     Patterns of Life

3.     The Slave Trade

4.     Age of Imperialism

5.     Winning Independence

6.     Changing Patterns of Life

7.     South Africa

8.     Africa Today: Regional and Global Issues

9.     Writing assignment – Darfur and Imperialism Story

 

 

 

 

Middle East 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

·        Why do we fight wars?

 

1.     Students work on maps of the Middle East and introduction to Middle Eastern culture

  1. Student PowerPoint on Geography of the Middle East
  2. Pair share activity analyzing and drawing conclusions from statistics from the CIA fact book in regards to the Middle East
  3. Students work on DBQ’s of Water Issues in the Middle East
  4. Working on charts in pairs students research the - Elements of Middle Eastern
  5. Students explore what is a stereotype and analyze a video
  6. Students explore stereotypes of the Middle East – rotating through stations
  7. Students are assigned groups and investigate - Land Resource in the Middle East -Activity PBS
  8. Using Venn Diagrams students explore - 3 Religions of the Middle East –- PBS Islam videos –
  9. Students watch a video on Islam and answer questions – followed by discussion of essential question
  10. Students work on a DBQ regarding - Militant Religion Fundamentalism – PBS
  11. Students rotate through stations in an activity on Oil
  12. Student play the Imperialism Game – followed by notes
  13. Working in groups of three student explore the idea of - Nationalism – in the Middle East– 3 leaders
  14. Changing US Foreign Policy PBS Activity – Pair Share
  15. Creating outlines students map the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
  16. Through a student PowerPoint student learn information about the Middle East Today
  17. Middle East Project 

 

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

 

Korea

 

1.     Geography – Worksheet

2.     Korea the Early Years - Worksheet

3.     Age of Imperialism – Worksheet

4.     Korea Today: Regional and Global Issues – Worksheet Chart

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

1.     Geography

2.     Feudal Japan

3.     Belief System

4.     Japan as World Power

5.     Government and Society

6.     Economy 

7.     Japan and the World

8.     Japan and the Arts

9.     Japan DBQ writing

 

 

China

7.     Philosophies

8.     Geography

9.     Early Civilizations

10. Imperialism

11. Leadership

  1. Current Issues

 

 

 

 

US I

 

 

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey American history from colonization to the Progressive Era while addressing freedom as the central theme.  The history of the United States is in part a story of debates and struggles over freedom.  Crises like the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the United States’ current involvement in Iraq have transformed the meaning of freedom.  By focusing our course of study on this theme, we will be able to make connections among the different periods of American history.

 

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Explain how the definition of “freedom” has evolved in America since the Revolution.

·        Form relationships between historical and current events.

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives.

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, and political changes on the nation.

·        Critically analyze history and the contemporary world

 

Essential Questions

·        What should be the role of government?

·        What role should the US play in world affairs?

·        What is social justice?

·        Is there or has there been social justice?

·        How does pop culture reflect a society’s view?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

·        What is liberty?

 

 

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US II

 

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey American history from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1900’s. 

The concepts to be covered this year include:

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Form relationships between historical and current events.

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives.

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, and political changes on the nation.

·        Critically analyze history and the contemporary world

 

Essential Questions

·        What should be the role of government?

·        What role should the US play in world affairs?

·        What is social justice?

·        Is there or has there been social justice?

·        How does pop culture reflect a society’s view?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

·        What is liberty?