Week 12: November 12 to 18, 2018

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9th grade wORLD HISTORY / MODEL UNITED NATIONS

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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Students and parents are prohibited to text SiR at his personal home number except during a Model United Nations conference.  Contact him via email or school phone only.

Monday, November 12, 2018 / Memorial Day

 

No Classes Today

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesday:  Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) / The Blue Danube ("An der schönen blauen Donau") (1866)

 

"The Blue Danube" is a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed on 15 February 1867 at a concert of the Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was considered only a mild success. After the original music was written, words were added. Strauss adapted it into a purely orchestral version for the 1867 Paris World's Fair, and it became a great success in this form. The instrumental version is by far the most commonly performed today.

 

Due Today

 

  • Homework Worksheet: Old Textbook,  17, Section 2 “Communists Take Power in China.”
  • Tustin article synopsis 10 to 12
  • Quiz 17.2

Activity: Cold War Crisis Simulation / Day 2:  Saturday, April 7, 1984.

 

The USSR has just invaded Iran.  What is their goal?  How should the rest of the world react?  What will the United States do in response?  We’ll see today.

 

Homework

 

Download and complete worksheet 17.3 based on the reading in the old textbook “Wars in Korea and Vietnam.”  Study and prepare for a 5-question quiz plus bonus based on the reading.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday:  John Williams (1932) / Star Wars (1977)

 

Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score to the 1977 film Star Wars, composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack album was released by 20th Century Records as a double-LP record in the United States in June 1977. The album's main title peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, with a disco version of the film's theme by Meco becoming a number one single hit in the United States in October 1977. In 2004, it was preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry, calling it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2005, the American Film Institute named the original Star Wars soundtrack as the most memorable score of all time for an American film.

 

Due Today

 

  • Homework Worksheet: Old Textbook,  17, Section 3 “Wars in Korea and Vietnam.”

Quiz 17.3

 

Activity: Cold War Crisis Simulation / Day 3:  Sunday, April 8, 1984.

 

The crisis continues.  Nothing can be revealed here, of course, because it would spoil the scenario.

 

Homework

 

Download and complete worksheet 17.4 based on the reading in the old textbook “The Cold War Divides the World.”  Study and prepare for a 5-question quiz plus bonus based on the reading.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday:  Richard Wagner (1813-1883) /  Die Walküre (1869) / Act III: “Walkürenritt: Hojotoho! Heiaha!”

 

The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.  /  As a separate piece, the "Ride" is often heard in a purely instrumental version.  In the Walküre opera, the "Ride", which takes around eight minutes, begins in the prelude to the third act, building up successive layers of accompaniment until the curtain rises to reveal a mountain peak where four of the eight Valkyrie sisters of Brünnhilde have gathered in preparation for the transportation of fallen heroes to Valhalla. As they are joined by the other four, the familiar tune is carried by the orchestra, while, above it, the Valkyries greet each other and sing their battle-cry.

 

Due Today

 

  • Mira Costa Final fees / fee waiver due.  Late fees receive penalty.
  • Homework Worksheet: Old Textbook,  17, Section 4 “The Cold War Divides the World.”
  • Mira Costa Article synopsis 9-10 [topic 1] and 11-12 [topic 2] due

Quiz 17.4

 

Activity: Cold War Crisis Simulation / Day 4:  Monday, April 9, 1984.

 

The crisis continues.  Nothing can be revealed here, of course, because it would spoil the scenario.

 

Homework

 

Download and complete worksheet 17.5 based on the reading in the old textbook “The Cold War Thaws.”  Study and prepare for a 5-question quiz plus bonus based on the reading.

 

Friday, November 16, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Whatever Friday

 

Whatever Fridays are reserved for...well...whatever!  It might be a classic music video, a clip from an old film, something totally weird, or something quite pedestrian and everyday.  You can help program Whatever Fridays by submitting a request at steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us   Mind you, it need to be free of explicit language and be in good taste.  And it has to appeal to SiR's standards.

 

Due Today

 

Homework Worksheet: Old Textbook,  17, Section 5 “The Cold War Thaws.”

 

Quiz 17.5

 

Friday Advice

 

Model United Nations: Tustin

 

Tustin Conference hints, tips, and reminders

 

News Review (if time)

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

The Tustin Model United Nations Conference!

 

Arrive at the front of the school at 7:00.  We expect to return between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.  Good luck!

 

 

 

S. Rosenberg  /  Whitney High School  /  16800 Shoemaker Avenue  /  Cerritos, California 90703  /  562-926-5566  x22361  /  steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us