Week 27: March 18 to 24, 2019


9th grade wORLD HISTORY

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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:


Homework Worksheet 16.2




Research-create visual timelines for 1939-1945, The Course of WWII


Timeline Activity:


You will be working in pairs to create a timeline of the course of WWII. Today you will create a rough draft timeline and include all events you think are important. Then you will select 8 items to represent this time period for your final timeline. Since you are limited in your events, be sure to think about the significance of each event you choose. Why did you choose this event and not another? Why were some events left out. Be prepared to explain your choices to the class. There is not a “right” or “wrong” choice. Instead our goal is to think about the significance or importance of certain events in the telling of history.


Your final product will be presented in a gallery walk on Wednesday. Each event will need a picture and notations explaining the event and why it is significant.




Print your events and pictures for your timeline


16.4 Reading.  Prepare for a quiz on this material tomorrow.


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:


Homework Worksheet 16.4


Quiz: 16.4


Timeline Activity:


Work on Timeline.  You should have finished your selections and your research and should be constructing your physical timeline.




16.5 Reading.  Prepare for a quiz on this material on Thursday.


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"


Timeline Activity:


Gallery WALK of our timelines and discussion.


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.


Due Today:


Homework Worksheet 16.5


Quiz: 16.5


Review for Test


The test will cover the Interwar Period to WWII (minus the Holocaust which will be taught and tested after COMPS in a unit addressing genocide)


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.




Interwar-WWII minus the Holocaust which will be taught and tested after COMPS.


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