Week 15: December 10 to 14, 2018

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9th grade wORLD HISTORY / MODEL UNITED NATIONS

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

OPERATION

CHRISTMAS!

OPERATION

CHRISTMAS!

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Monday, December 10, 2018 / Early Release Schedule

 

Classic Rock and Roll Monday:  Bob Dylan / Blonde on Blonde (1966)

 

Critics often rank Blonde on Blonde as one of the greatest albums of all time. Combining the expertise of Nashville session musicians with a modernist literary sensibility, the album's songs have been described as operating on a grand scale musically, while featuring lyrics one critic called "a unique mixture of the visionary and the colloquial".  It was one of the first double albums in rock music. The album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, where it eventually was certified double platinum, and it reached number three in the UK. Blonde on Blonde spawned two singles that were top-twenty hits in the US: "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" and "I Want You". Two additional songs—"Just Like a Woman" and "Visions of Johanna"—have been named as among Dylan's greatest compositions and were featured in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

 

Review: The Cold War /  Day one of two

 

We’ll review the material about the Cold War in class for participation points.

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesday:  Johann Gottfried Piefke (1817-1884) / Preußens Gloria (The Glory of Prussia) (1871)

 

Preußens Gloria, is a well-known military march of the 19th century, composed by Johann Gottfried Piefke (1817–1884).  It was written in 1871 after the Kingdom of Prussia's victory in the Franco-Prussian War, which led to the unification of the German states into the new Prussian-led German Empire. As part of the victory parade of the returning troops, the march was performed for the first time in public in Frankfurt (Oder), where Piefke's garrison was based.  As Piefke only performed it on important occasions, the march was unknown to a broader public for a long time. In 1909 the manuscript of the almost forgotten tune turned up and was reworked by army-musical inspector Prof. Grawert. Shortly afterwards it was included in the collection of Prussian army marches. Today it is one of the best known German army marches. It is often played by the Bundeswehr at official ceremonies and state visits. It is also a standard tune in many international military bands. In Germany it is often played by non-professional bands due to its popularity. It has also been adopted by units in other armies, for example by the First Squadron, Honourable Artillery Company. The song is often played by marching bands in Northern Ireland. Also, it is played in the Militar Parades of Chile, performed by the Chilean Army.

 

Review: The Cold War /  Day two of two

 

We’ll finish the review on the material about the Cold War in class for participation points.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Broadway Musical Wednesday:  Hamlisch, Kleban, Kirkwood, and Dante / A Chorus Line (1975)

 

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

 

Due Today:

 

Notes: Cold War

Notes: The United Nations (seems SiR forgot to ask for these)

 

Assessment: Cold War

 

A test on the Cold War with about 25 or so multiple-choice questions and a short essay question.  You have until the end of the period to finish.

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday:  W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911) Libretto, and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), Music / Patience (1881)

 

Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster.  First performed at the Opera Comique, London, on 23 April 1881, Patience moved to the 1,292-seat Savoy Theatre on 10 October 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. Henceforth, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas would be known as the Savoy Operas, and both fans and performers of Gilbert and Sullivan would come to be known as "Savoyards."  Patience was the sixth operatic collaboration of fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan. It ran for a total of 578 performances, which was seven more than the authors' earlier work, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the second longest run of any work of musical theatre up to that time.

 

Assessment: Cold War / Make-up exam

 

If you missed yesterday’s exam, don’t fret, you’ll be making it up today.

 

Assessment: Cold War / Review of exam

 

Those of you who took the exam will get their material back from yesterday for review.

 

Friday, December 14 2018 / Winter-Formal Assembly 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.

 

Friday Advice

 

Presentation: The Middle East

 

A formal presentation about the Middle-East begin.  Take notes in class for full credit.

 

Homework:

 

New Textbook: Study “The Ottoman Empire in Decline”:  pages 722 to 727.  Prepare for a five-question, plus bonus quiz on Monday.

 

 

 

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