Week 36: May 21 to 27, 2018

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9th grade wORLD HISTORY / MODEL UNITED NATIONS

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

 

Monday, May 21, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Rock and Roll Mondays: Bruce Springsteen (1949) / Born to Run (1975)

 

Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. As his effort to break into the mainstream, the album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually selling six million copies in the United States. Two singles were released from the album: "Born to Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks "Thunder Road", "She's the One", and "Jungleland" became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points.

 

Quiz 11.4

 

News Review

 

WHSMUN XVI: Debriefing

 

We'll debrief last Saturday's conference, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and talk about your experiences as a chair or member of OPI.  Sure to be a lot of laughs today!

 

Presentations: Crash Course Histories

 

If time, we'll continue with the watching and assessment of your Crash-Course History videos and presentations.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 362 to 365 of your textbook, chapter 11, section 5, “Imperialism in Southeast Asia.”

 

•    Download and fill the worksheet based on this material, or you can copy the format by had and complete the assignment;

 

•    Prepare for a 5-question plus bonus quiz on this material next class session.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / Early Release Schedule

 

Classical Tuesdays: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) / Surprise Symphony

 

Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". Yet his music circulated widely, and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn. The Symphony No. 94 in G major is the second of the twelve London symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as the Surprise Symphony.  Haydn's music contains many jokes, and the Surprise Symphony includes probably the most famous of all: a sudden fortissimo chord at the end of the otherwise piano opening theme in the variation-form second movement. The music then returns to its original quiet dynamic as if nothing has happened, and the ensuing variations do not repeat the joke. In German, the work is referred to as the Symphony mit dem Paukenschlag, or, with the kettledrum stroke. The symphony is still popular today, and is frequently performed and recorded.

 

Quiz 11.5

 

Due Today:

 

Homework 11.5

 

Presentations: Crash Course Histories

 

We'll continue with the watching and assessment of your Crash-Course History videos and presentations.

 

Homework

 

Study pages 371 to 375 of your textbook, chapter 12, section 1, “China Resists Outside Influence.”

 

•    Download and fill the worksheet based on this material, or you can copy the format by had and complete the assignment;

 

•    Prepare for a 5-question plus bonus quiz on this material next class session.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Advisement Schedule

 

Broadway Wednesdays: My Fair Lady (1956) / Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

 

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The original Broadway and London shows starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a notable critical and popular success. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. My Fair Lady has frequently been called "the perfect musical"

 

Quiz 12.1, “China Resists Outside Influence.”

 

Due Today:

 

Homework 12.1.

 

Presentations: Crash Course Histories

 

We'll continue with the watching and assessment of your Crash-Course History videos and presentations.

 

Homework.

 

Study pages 376 to 379 of your textbook, chapter 12, section 2, “Modernization in Japan.”

 

•    Download and fill the worksheet based on this material, or you can copy the format by had and complete the assignment;

•    Prepare for a 5-question plus bonus quiz on this material next class session.

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursdays: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) / MacBeth (1847)

 

Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Verdi's tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage.

 

Quiz 12.2, “Modernization in Japan.”

 

Due Today:

 

Homework 12.2.

 

Assessment:  Vocabulary Quizzes

 

Vocabulary quizzes for chapters 9 and 10.  Both chapters will be tested, however, each section of vocabulary material will be separated from the other.

 

News Review (if time)

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 382 to 387 of your textbook, chapter 12, section 3, “U.S. Economic Imperialism.”

 

•    Download and fill the worksheet based on this material, or you can copy the format by had and complete the assignment;

 

•    Prepare for a 5-question plus bonus quiz on this material next class session.

 

Friday, May 25, 2018 / Advisement Schedule

 

Whatever Fridays:  Who Knows?

 

This is the day set aside for whatever meets SiR's fancy.  It could be Japanese Commercials, a cartoon from the 1930's, scenes from a classic film, a bunch of quirky videos, etc.  If you have something you think might fit in, please send SiR a note of what you might want, he just might play it.  Warning--his standards are high, so it should be something in the neighborhood of awesome!

 

Quiz 12.3, “U.S. Economic Imperialism.”

 

Due Today:

 

Homework 12.3.

 

News Review

 

Friday Advice

 

Presentations: Crash Course Histories

 

We'll continue with the watching and assessment of your Crash-Course History videos and presentations.

 

Study pages 388 to 393 of your textbook, chapter 12, section 4, “Turmoil and Change in Mexico.”

 

•    Download and fill the worksheet based on this material, or you can copy the format by had and complete the assignment;

 

•    Prepare for a 5-question plus bonus quiz on this material next class session.

 

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