Week 22: February 11 to 17, 2019

RosenWorld

9th grade wORLD HISTORY

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

Monday, February 11, 2019 / LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY—NO SCHOOL TODAY

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesday:  Philip Glass (b. 1937) / String Quartet No. 2 (1983)

 

String Quartet No. 2, also known by its other title Company, is a string quartet by American composer Philip Glass. This composition was finished in January 1983 in New York City, and was expected to be a piece of instrumental music for Fred Neumann's adaptation of Samuel Beckett's 1979 novella with the same name.  This composition consists of four movements and takes approximately nine minutes to perform.  The main theme of this work is subjugated to arpeggios in minor keys all along the four movements. All of the movements of this monochrome work are highly and closely related to each other. This composition is written for string quartet, but has been performed by string orchestras.

 

Due Today:

 

Homework Worksheet, Chapter 13, Section 2.

 

Quiz 13.2

 

Day 3 Soldiers POV lesson-Review of “The Last Years” class discussion.

 

Colonial Soldiers Video watched in class and can be accessed via this link if you need to see it again to answer the questions.  You can find it HERE.

 

Homework:

 

DUE together “From Youthful Vision to Harsh Reality” + “The Last Years” and “Combat and the Colonies Video Handout”

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Jazz Wednesday:  The Late Trade (2017) / Denys Baptiste (1969)

 

From the review by Kevin Le Gendre:  I was fortunate enough to see the saxophonist perform this tribute to Coltrane at last year’s London Jazz Festival, and it was a five star night. The studio recording more than consolidates what was presented on stage, crucially retaining the spontaneity as well as the precision of the playing, and, courtesy of producer Jason Yarde’s careful mix, a sense of the ‘heaviness’ Baptiste is shooting for with an expanded ensemble. That was very necessary given the subject matter, which is an interpretation of the final phase of Ohnedaruth’s career, when his pursuit of music that evoked the infinite as well as the primeval took him to the outer fringes of sonic convention. Baptiste manages to create similar density with the doubling of instruments such as bass and tenor sax – from stellar guest Steve Williamson, who sounds quite glorious, his broad roar marking a fine contrast with Baptiste’s piercing cry – while retaining an accessible touch that reflects his own Caribbean and black British heritage. The slides into rumba and drum’n’bass don’t so much lighten a bulky sound as nudge it in a more danceable direction that in turn reminds us that the putative divide between avant-garde and pop culture was never unbridgeable for Trane. Baptiste leads this ensemble with great maturity, giving a sense of measure and focus to his improvisations, really capturing the lyricism of the source material all the while bringing his personality to bear on it. 2005’s Let Freedom Ring, his tribute to Martin Luther King, served notice of Baptiste’s imagination, and this laterally courageous take on Coltrane also underlines ambition to match a substantial talent.

 

Due Today:

 

  • “From Youthful Vision to Harsh Reality”
  • “The Last Years”
  • “Combat and the Colonies Video Handout”

 

Discussion “Combat and the Colonies”

 

Presentation-The End of the War-Redrawing Europe

 

Handout 222 Redrawing Europe in class / It is homework if not finished

 

Homework:

 

Study chapter 13, section 3 "A Global Conflict".  Prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz next time.

 

Download and complete handout 13.3 for homework.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday:  George Bizet (1838-1875) / Carmen (1875)

 

We return to Carmen, an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences.  Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, unaware that the work would achieve international acclaim within the following ten years. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the "Habanera" from act 1 and the "Toreador Song" from act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias.  The music of Carmen has since been widely acclaimed for brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere, and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.

 

Due Today

 

Homework worksheet, 13.3 "A Global Conflict"

 

Handout 222

 

Quiz 13.3

 

Activity: Discussion on the material from handout 222.  Participation points will be taken.

 

Activity: Treaty of Versailles Simulation / Day 1

 

You will work in teams to write a treaty that will be acceptable to your country. We will negotiate then compare our final treaties with the real Treaty of Versailles

 

Homework:

 

Study chapter 13, section 4 "A Flawed Peace".  Prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz next time.

 

Download and complete handout 13.4 for homework.

 

Friday, February 15, 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

 

Homework worksheet, 13.4 "A Flawed Peace"

 

Quiz 13.4

 

Activity: Treaty of Versailles Simulation / Day 2

 

You will work in teams to write a treaty that will be acceptable to your country. We will negotiate then compare our final treaties with the real Treaty of Versailles

 

 

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