Week 4: September 17 to 23, 2018


9th grade wORLD HISTORY

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 punk, 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


American Revolution worksheet


Review: Chapter 6


We’ll review the material from chapter 6 in class for participation points in preparation for the test on Wednesday.

Be prepared for some interesting questions.  SiR is looking forward to some great responses!


News Review (if time)


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.


Review: Chapter 6


Continued from yesterday.


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.


Due Today:


Notes on the Scientific Revolution

Notes on the Music of the Age of Enlightenment


Assessment: Chapter 6 Test


You will be tested on the material from chapter 6.  It will include the material from the presentation about the Scientific

Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the music of the Baroque and Classical periods.  It will consist of the following:


  • Matching Vocabulary, based on the bold-faced vocabulary terms from your textbook;
  • Multiple-Choice, based on the presentations and worksheets;
  • A short essay of a paragraph or two based on the class material.


If you are absent on the test day you can make up the test on the day you return for full cred.  You won’t get the same test

as the rest of the class but it will be comparable.


Good luck!


News Review (if time)


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.


Assessment: Chapter 6 Test Review


We’ll review the matching and multiple-choice questions from yesterday’s test.  Your short-

answers will probably not be ready until after the weekend.


Students who missed yesterday’s test can make up the exam in class at the start of the period.


Video: Crash Course History / The French Revolution


From the YouTube description: “In which John Green examines the French Revolution and gets into how and why it differed from the American Revolution. Was it the serial authoritarian regimes? The guillotine? The Reign of Terror? All of this and more contributed to the French Revolution not being quite as revolutionary as it could have been. France endured multiple constitutions, the heads of heads of state literally rolled, and then they ended up with a megalomaniacal little emperor by the name of Napoleon. But how did all of this change the world, and how did it lead to other, more successful revolutions around the world?”


News Review (if time)


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.


Friday Advise


Video: The French Revolution (Part 1 of 3)


On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's military stores. A decade of idealism, war, murder, and carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order. The French Revolution is a definitive feature-length documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, illustrations, and paintings from the era, plus revealing accounts from journals and expert commentary from historians, The French Revolution vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence, discontent, and fundamental change. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands in this essential program from THE HISTORY CHANNEL. The French Revolution explores the legacy that--now more than ever--stands as both a warning and a guidepost to a new millennium.


News Review (if time)









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