Week 1: August 27 to 31, 2018


9th grade wORLD HISTORY

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities


Monday, August 27, 2018 / Special Schedule


Classic Rock and Roll Monday:  Top 10 Hits of 1984


The top hits of 1984 begin our Rock and Roll Mondays because it is the year SiR finished his formal education and started his years of substitution work before landing a job at ABCUSD.  We got a rotation of the top five hits.  #1 is Prince’s “When Doves Dry,” #2 is Tuna Turner’s “What’s Love Got to do With it?”  #3 is Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson with “Say, Say, Say,” and #4 is Kenny Loggins and “Footloose.”  To round it all up, Phil Collins at #5 with “Against All Odds.”  Enjoy responsibly.


First Day for Students


Welcome Back!  Hope you all had an amazing summer and are prepared for an even more amazing year.  Mr. Rosenberg (SiR) will be taking role and then he'll give you an overview of the class and basic class rules.  We’ll review the class syllabus, get your email address and put you in for automatic texting.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Classical Tuesday:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) / String Quartet No. 6 in B flat


A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group. The string quartet is one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music, with most major composers, from the mid to late 18th century onwards, writing string quartets.   Quartet composition flourished in the Classical era, with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert following Haydn in each writing a number of quartets.  Today's music is one of the six string quartets, composed by Mozart in late 1772 and early 1773. Because they were composed in Milan while he was working on his opera Lucio Silla, they are popularly known as the Milanese Quartets.




Seating Chart and Best Practices for lecture notes and worksheets.


  • To begin with, we’re going to settle on the class seating chart.  SiR has made up a seating chart from a random number generator.  Of course, there’s no guarantee that you’ll stay in that seat forever, as he reserve the right to move overly social folks from one another, students who should be in the front because of academic challenges, etc.;
  • Next, you’ll get a handout and instructions on best practices and rules for homework worksheets so that you can start off running on these assignments.



  • Download and print worksheet 6.1 "The Scientific Revolution."  Fill out in full following the instructions.  This is due tomorrow.  Please note that if you don't have access to a computer or printer that SiR will be happy to provide you with a copy IN ADVANCE.  You can also do the homework on a regular sheet of lined paper if you like, so long as you keep the formatting intact.
  • Prepare for a five-question multiple-choice quiz plus bonus question on the reading for 6.1 tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Country Music Wednesday:  Dolly Parton (b. 1946) / Jolene (1974)


Jolene is Dolly Parton's 13th solo studio album.  The title track, "Jolene", tells the tale of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress who she believes is having an affair with her husband. It became Parton's second solo number-one country single; it also was a moderate pop hit for her, and also did well in the United Kingdom. It has been covered by numerous performers.  One of the album's songs, "I Will Always Love You" has become a number-one country single. In 1992, Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" was a mega-hit pop ballad.


Due Today:


Homework worksheet 6.1 "The Scientific Revolution" is due at the start of the period.


Quiz 6.1:


Your first reading comprehension quiz based on the reading.  Five questions plus a bonus will be given based on key facts and terms from the reading.  Each question will be projected on the board as they are written.  The bonus question is more difficult and is used to help supplement your score.  Answers are given immediately after the quiz.  Quizzes cannot be made up, but if legitimately absent count for no credit (NC) on ABI.  Students who come in late after the test begins get an automatic “zero” without a legitimate WRITTEN excuse from the office or your last teacher.


Best Practices:


SiR will be sharing with your the lecture note taking format in this class and will review it with you so that you’ll have the best practices down.


Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Opera Thursday:  Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)  /  The Barber of Seville (1816) / Act I: "Largo al factotum della citta." (5)


An opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775).   Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work.  /  You'll be watching and listening to "Largo al factotum" the character Figaro's entrance (sung by baratone Peter Mattei), one of the most famous pieces of music of all time, and, in its own way, an ancestor to modern rap music!


Activity.   The Scientific Revolution:  The Search for Meaning (Day 1 of 2)


The objective of this lesson is to help you to recognize the wider implications of the Scientific Revolution.  There will be a short presentation about the events leading to the Scientific Revolution.




Read the handout you’ll get at the end of the period titled “The Scientific Revolution—The Search for Meaning.”  Be prepared to discuss the questions on both side of the paper.


Friday, August 31 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.


Activity:  The Scientific Revolution:  The Search for Meaning (Day 2 of 2)


We finish up the activity with a discussion about the two primary source readings from the activity in order to help you get a better understanding of the steps you need to go through to better understand and interpret primary sources.




  • Download and print worksheet 6.2 "The Enlightenment in Europe"  Fill out in full following the instructions.  This is due on Monday.  Please note that if you don't have access to a computer or printer that SiR will be happy to provide you with a copy IN ADVANCE.  You can also copy the material on to regular sheets of paper.
  • Prepare for a five-question plus bonus on reading 6.2 for next time.






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