Week 35: May 20 to 26, 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, May 20, 2019 / Early Release Schedule

 

Class Rock and Roll Monday: Queen / A Night at the Opera (1975)

 

A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 21 November 1975.  It was reportedly the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album's title is taken from the Marx Brothers film of the same name. / The album was recorded at various studios across a four-month period in 1975. Queen employed a complex production that extensively used multitrack recording, and the songs incorporated a wide range of styles, such as ballads, music hall, dixieland, hard rock and progressive rock influences. Aside from their usual equipment, Queen also utilized a diverse range of instruments such as a double bass, harp, ukulele and more. / Upon release, the album topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart and became the band's first Platinum-selling album in the US. The worldwide sales for the album are over six million copies. It also produced the band's most successful single in the UK, "Bohemian Rhapsody", which became their first UK number one and one of the best-selling singles in both the UK and the world. / Contemporary reviews from critics were mixed, with praise directed toward its production and the diverse musical themes, as well as recognizing it as the album that established Queen as superstars. In 1977, it received two Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus and Best Arrangement for Voices. Retrospective reviews have hailed it as Queen's magnum opus, and one of the greatest albums in rock history.

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet to Chapter 10, Section 1 of the old Textbook

 

Quiz:  Chapter 10, Section 1 of the old Textbook

 

Presentation: Imperialism

 

A formal presentation, with notes, on Imperialism, covering chapter 11 of the text in good detail.

 

Homework

 

Read chapter 10, section 2 of the old textbook, “Self-Rule for British Colonies”.  Download and complete the worksheet for this section.

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus question on this material tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesday: Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) / Boléro (1928)

 

Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel's most famous musical composition.  /  Boléro epitomizes Ravel's preoccupation with restyling and reinventing dance movements. It was also one of the last pieces he composed before illness forced him into retirement. The two piano concertos and the song cycle Don Quichotte à Dulcinée were the only completed compositions that followed Boléro.

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet to Chapter 10, Section 2 of the old Textbook

 

Quiz:  Chapter 10, Section 2 of the old Textbook

 

Presentation: Imperialism

 

Continuing with the formal presentation, with notes, on Imperialism, covering chapter 11 of the text in good detail.

 

Homework

 

Read chapter 10, section 3 of the old textbook, “War and Expansion in the United States”.  Download and complete the worksheet for this section.

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus question on this material on THURSDAY.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Broadway Musical Wednesday:  Hair (1968) /Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot

 

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of "rock musical", using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a "Be-In" finale.  /  Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifist principles and risking his life.  /  After an off-Broadway debut on October 17, 1967, at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and a subsequent run at the Cheetah nightclub from December 1967 through January 1968, the show opened on Broadway in May 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances. Simultaneous productions in cities across the United States and Europe followed shortly thereafter, including a successful London production that ran for 1,997 performances. Since then, numerous productions have been staged around the world, spawning dozens of recordings of the musical, including the 3 million-selling original Broadway cast recording. Some of the songs from its score became Top 10 hits, and a feature film adaptation was released in 1979. A Broadway revival opened in 2009, earning strong reviews and winning the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In 2008, Time wrote, "Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever."

 

Activity: The Imperialism Game

 

In this lesson  you’ll play a game in which you’ll assume the roles of the various colonizers in Africa.  Working in groups, you’ll review a map of Africa’s natural resources and determine which areas you would like to claim for your country.  A winner will be determined in each group.  The lesson concludes with a discussion of the imperialist land grab in Africa and the subsequent results.

 

Your objective:

 

• To examine the extensive competition among European nations for colonies in Africa

• To note how completely Africa was colonized

• To recognize that many colonial boundaries were drawn without any consideration for the culture of the local people

 

Homework

 

Read chapter 10, section 3 of the old textbook, “War and Expansion in the United States”.  Download and complete the worksheet for this section.

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus question on this material tomorrow.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday: Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)  / L'Italiana in Algeri—Finale, Act I (1813)

 

L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca. It premiered at the Teatro San Benedetto in Venice on 22 May 1813. The music is characteristic of Rossini's style, remarkable for its fusion of sustained, manic energy with elegant, pristine melodies.

 

Due Today:

 

The worksheet to Chapter 10, Section 3 of the old Textbook

 

Quiz:  Chapter 10, Section 3 of the old Textbook

 

Presentation: Militarism and Alliances, The Origins of World War I

 

A look at the conditions that led to the First World War.  Notes need to be taken for this.

 

Homework

 

Read chapter 10, section 4 of the old textbook, “Nineteenth-Century Progress”.  Download and complete the worksheet for this section.

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus question on this material tomorrow.

 

Friday, May 24, 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 to Chapter 10, Section 4 of the old Textbook

 

Quiz:  Chapter 10, Section 4 of the old Textbook

 

Friday Advise

 

Presentation: Militarism and Alliances, The Origins of World War I

 

We’ll continue with the conditions that led to the First World War.

 

Homework

 

Read chapter 11, section 1 of the old textbook, “The Scramble for Africa”.  Download and complete the worksheet for this section.

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus question on this material on Tuesday.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

The Long Beach Polly MUN Conference

 

Meet at Long Beach Polly at 8:30.  You will directed where to meet.  Pick up time is 4:45.

 

 

 

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