Week 27: March 18 to 24, 2019

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9th grade wORLD HISTORY / MODEL UNITED NATIONS

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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Monday, March 18, 2019 / Early Release Schedule

 

Classic Rock and Roll Monday:  Elton John (1947) / Goodbye Yellow Brick Wall (1973)

 

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by Elton John, released in 1973. The album sold over 31 million copies worldwide, and is regarded as one of John's best. Among the 17 tracks, the album contains the hits "Candle in the Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" plus "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Harmony". / In 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and number 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums.

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 3, "Napoleon Forges an Empire.”

 

Quiz 7.3

 

Model United Nations Debriefingv

 

Last Saturday's Marymount conference will be debriefed.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

Homework:

 

Study Chapter 7, Section 4, "Napoleon’s Empire Collapses," in your textbook.

 

Download the Chapter 7, Section 4 homework assignment. Read and complete. This is due next time. Prepare for a 5-question quiz plus a bonus question on the 7.4 material as well.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesdays: Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) / Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72 (1886)

 

The Slavonic Dances (Czech: Slovanské tance) are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Op. 46 and Op. 72 respectively. Originally written for piano four hands, the Slavonic Dances were inspired by Johannes Brahms's own Hungarian Dances and were orchestrated at the request of Dvořák's publisher soon after composition. The pieces, lively and full of national character, were well received at the time and today are considered among the composer's most memorable works, occasionally making appearances in popular culture.

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 4, "Napoleon’s Empire Collapses.”

 

Quiz 7.4

 

Video: A Brief History of the Napoleonic Wars

 

A quick seven-minute video about Napoleon’s rise and the wars he fought after the French Revolution.  If you want to watch it at home, just click on Napoloen above.  For more information about Napoleon, please check out the following links:

 

Napoleon.  A four-part documentary from PBS.  It’s probably the best thing out there.

 

Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

 

Napoleon.  A six-hour feature film about the life of Napoleon.

 

Waterloo.  A 1970 feature-film about Napoleon’s “100-Days”

 

Unit: The Industrial Revolution / Day 2 of 5

 

We’ll be continuing our look at Industrialization with emphasis on urbanization and its social and cultural effects as well as the economic.

 

Homework:

 

Study Chapter 7, Section 5, "The Congress of Vienna," in your textbook.

 

Download the Chapter 7, Section 5 homework assignment. Read and complete. This is due on next time. Prepare for a 5-question quiz plus a bonus question on the 7.4 material as well.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Broadway Musical Wednesday:  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"

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 5, "The Congress of Vienna.”

 

Quiz 7.4

 

Unit: The Industrial Revolution / Day 3 of 5

 

We’ll be continuing our look at Industrialization with emphasis on urbanization and its social and cultural effects as well as the economic.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 646 to 647 in the new textbook: “The Reign of Napoleon.”  Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus to be given tomorrow in class.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday:  John Adams (1947) / Nixon in China (1987)

 

Nixon in China is an opera by John Adams inspired by U.S. President Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972. The work premiered at the Houston Grand Opera on October 22, 1987. / Following the 1987 premiere, the opera received mixed reviews; some critics dismissed the work, predicting it would soon vanish. However, it has been presented on many occasions since, in both Europe and North America, and has been recorded twice. In 2011, the opera received its Metropolitan Opera debut, a production based on the original sets, and in the same year was given an abstract production in Toronto by the Canadian Opera Company. Recent critical opinion has tended to recognize the work as a significant and lasting contribution to American opera.

 

Quiz:  New Textbook, pages 646 to 647, “The Reign of Napoleon.”

 

Unit: The Industrial Revolution / Day 4 of 5

 

We’ll be continuing our look at Industrialization with emphasis on urbanization and its social and cultural effects as well as the economic.

 

Homework:

 

Study Chapter 8, Section 1, "Latin American Peoples Win Independence," in your textbook.

 

Download the Chapter 7, Section 5 homework assignment. Read and complete. This is due next time. Prepare for a 5-question quiz plus a bonus question on the 7.5 material as well.

 

Extra Resource: Simon Bolivar

 

For those of you who want to learn a bit more about Simon Bolivar and what happened in Latin American during this time, from Extra Credits, a YouTube site devoted to more obscure discussion of history, a six-part series devoted to the life and times of Simon Bolivar.  “Born to one of the wealthiest families in Venezuela, Simón Bolívar imbibed the ideals of revolution from a tutor who inspired him to travel to Europe as a young man. What he saw and learned, he would one day bring back to foment revolution in the Spanish colonies of Latin America.”

 

Part 1               Part 2                Part 3                Part 4                Part 5                Part 6

 

Homework:

 

Study Chapter 8, Section 2, "Europe Faces Revolution," in your textbook.

 

Download the Chapter 8, Section 2 homework assignment. Read and complete. This is due next time. Prepare for a 5-question quiz plus a bonus question on the 8.2 material as well.

 

 

 

Friday, March 22, 2019 / 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:

 

The worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 1, "Latin American Peoples Win Independence."

 

Quiz 8.1

 

Friday Advise

 

Model United Nations

 

With luck we’ll have the Huntington Beach assignments made out and distributed.  Regardless, you’ll be introduced to some of the changes we’ll be making on preparation beginning with Huntington.  Then, research preparation.

 

Homework:

 

Study Chapter 8, Section 2, "Europe Faces Revolution," in your textbook.

 

Download the Chapter 8, Section 2 homework assignment. Read and complete. This is due next time. Prepare for a 5-question quiz plus a bonus question on the 8.2 material as well.

 

Notice: There will be no formal comp next week in this class.  Instead, you will be preparing for the Huntington Beach MUN conference.

 

 

 

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