Week 4: September 17 to 23, 2018



The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

Monday, September 17, 2018 / Early Release Schedule


Classic Rock and Roll Monday:  The Clash / London Calling (1980)


Released in January 1980, with the decade but a pup and the new year in gear, London Calling was an

emergency broadcast from rock's Last Angry Band, serving notice that Armageddon was nigh, Western society

was rotten at the core, and rock & roll needed a good boot in the rear. Kicking and screaming across a

nineteen-song double album, skidding between ska, reggae, R&B, third-world music, power pop and full-tilt p

unk, the Clash stormed the gates of rock convention and single-handedly set the agenda — musically, politically

and emotionally — for the decade to come.


Due Today


• Cerritos Conference: Article Synopsis 4 to 6.

• DBQ #3.


Conference Preparation


A bit of time will be taken to clarify and amend any assignments for the upcoming Prep and Cerritos Conference.


MUN Conference Overview: The Opening Session


We'll be spending the next few days preparing you for what is to come in MUN by focusing on your arrival at a conference, the opening ceremonies and the first 45 minutes or so of committee.


News Review


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Classical Tuesday:  Pyotr Ilyich Tchailkovsky (1840-1893 / 1812 Overture (1882)


The 1812 Overture, was written to commemorate Russia's defense of its motherland against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812.  The overture debuted in Moscow on September 20, 1882, under a tent near the then-unfinished Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, which also memorialized the 1812 defense of Russia.  The overture is best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes, and brass fanfare finale. It has also become a common accompaniment to fireworks displays at outdoor concerts throughout the world. The 1812 Overture went on to become one of Tchaikovsky's most popular works, along with his ballet scores to The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake.


MUN Conference Overview: Debate


The overview of an MUN conference continues with your learning about the main part of a conference, the debate session. You'll learn about the difference between general debate and substantive debate, comments on speeches, and what they'll be looking for during this time.


Presentation: The Cold War


A formal presentation on the Cold War.  You’ll be taking notes on this material for credit based on the note-taking format you learned in week 1.


News Review


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Movie Soundtrack Wednesdays:  Good-Bye Lenin / Yann Tiersen (1970-     )


Good Bye Lenin! is the original soundtrack album of the film of the same title starring Daniel Brühl and Katrin Sass. The music is composed by Yann Tiersen, with the exception of the non-instrumental version of "Summer 78" sung by Claire Pichet.  Parts of the soundtrack are reminiscent of Yann Tiersen's best known film work, the soundtrack for Amélie, which was in turn strongly influenced by French music. In fact, one of the songs on Amélie, "Comptine d'un autre été : L'après-midi", was also used on Good bye, Lenin! during the scene of the family's first East-West Berlin outing, although it does not appear on the soundtrack album.


MUN Conference Overview: Debate II & Closing


More on what goes on in committee as we continue with debate. You'll learn about resolutions, voting blocs, the closing

ceremony, and recognition for a job well done!


Presentation: The Cold War


Continuing with our formal presentation


News Review




Study pages 875 to 878, “Origins of the Cold War.”  (Don’t go beyond “The Globalization of the Cold War.)  Prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus on Friday.


Worksheet: Origins of the Cold War (to be provided).  This is due on Friday.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Opera Thursday:  Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) / La Cenerentola (1817) / Act II:  "Siete voi?...Questo e un nodo avviluppato…Donna sciocca."


La Cenerentola (Cinderella) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini is based on the familiar fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. The opera was first performed in Rome's Teatro Valle on 25 January 1817. / Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. La Cenerentola, which he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. / The Act II sextet "Siete voi?...Questo e un nodo avviluppato…Donna sciocca,” occurs just after the Prince (tenor Lawrence Brownlee) has revealed himself to Cinderella (mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča), her father, and her two ugly stepsisters.  All bewildered and shocked, they remark on how confused they all are as the Prince reins them all in with a golden ribbon.


MUN Conference Overview: Preparing for an MUN Conference


Resolution Writing. You will learn what goes on to create a resolution in MUN.


Speech Writing. Your introduction to speech writing.


News Review


Friday, September 21 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 explicits and in good taste.  And it has to appeal to SiR's standards.


Due Today:


Worksheet: Origins of the Cold War.




Text pages 875 to 878, “Origins of the Cold War.”


Friday Advise


Presentation: The Cold War


Continuing with our formal presentation.




• Cerritos Conference: Article Synopsis 7 to 9.  They are due on Monday


Conference Deadline Reminders


• Cerritos Article Synopsis 10 to 12: Monday, September 24

• Delegate contributions due without penalty: Thursday, September 27

• Last day to request a conferences scholarship: Thursday, September 27

• Prep conference position paper: Friday, September 28











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