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Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, 2020

 

Quiz 4:

 

A five-question quiz and bonus based on the following material in your textbook.

 

Life During Wartime

  • Introduction / 867
  • Occupation, Collaboration, and Resistance / 867-868
  • Exploitation / 868
  • Atrocities / 868-869
  • Resistance / 869

 

Model United Nations Preparation:  The Article Synopsis

 

You will get started on your preparation for the upcoming prep conference by learning what an article synopsis is.  You will learn:

 

• Why article synopses are an excellent preparation strategy;

• How to properly format an article synopsis;

• Choosing the best resource to analyze;

• How to write a synopsis;

• Talking points;

• Reliable sources vs unreliable sources

 

A copy of a reliable article based on prep conference’s topic will be given to each of you to analyze as homework.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 869 to 875 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

The Holocaust

  • Introduction / 869-870
  • The Final Solution / 870
  • Jewish Resistance / 870-871

Women and War

  • Introduction / 871
  • Women’s Roles / 871, 874
  • Comfort Women / 874-875

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz and bonus given the next class period

 

Homework:

 

Finish with your presentation about World War II.  It is due by THIS SUNDAY, September 20, on or before 6:00 PM.

 

You must turn the following in on the Google Classroom link:

 

  • Your written three to four minute script
  • Your Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation

 

Only one copy per group need to be turned in.  Remember to include all your names on the script and presentation.

 

Your material will be presented by all members of your group next Monday or Tuesday.

 

Homework:

 

Choose three major articles that you would like to make the basis of your first article synopses  Don't write the article synopses---yet.  SiR wants to review your choices first in order to steer you in the right direction.

 

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news

 

Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, 2020

 

Quiz #3

 

You will get a five-question plus bonus on the reading you were assigned last week:

 

Battles in Asia and the Pacific

  • Introduction / 862
  • Pearl Harbor / 862-863
  • Japanese Victories / 863-864

Defeat of the Axis Powers

Introduction / 864

  • Allied Victory in Europe / 864-865
  • Turning the Tide in the Pacific / 832-866
  • Iwo Jima and Okinawa / 866-867
  • Japanese Surrender / 867

 

The Prep and Cerritos Conference: Information Gathering

 

A few minutes will be taken to find out who among you will be going to the Prep Conference on Saturday, October 3 and how many of your are going a week later to the Cerritos Conference (Saturday, October 10).  Students who do not commit can still attend, but they will get “last picked” assignments.  Students who drop out after committing will review a lesser priority for assignments next time.

 

MUN Prep Conference XXVI: Assignments

 

The Whitney Model United Nations Independent Study class will be hosting a practice MUN conference on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00 to 2:00 virtually.  While you are not obligated to attend, it is highly recommended that everyone does attend as it is an excellent way to learn how an MUN conference works by doing.  It is also an excellent way to meet some of your MUN leaders, who will directing this short conference.  There are no fees.

 

Everyone in class will be given a country and a committee assignment, regardless of whether you’ll be going or not.

 

Model United Nations Preparation: Preparing for a Conference, Day 1 of 2

 

This is the first part of an overview of how a Model United Nations conference works and what to expect from it.  This overview will cover:

 

• How Model UN Conferences work

• Preparing for a Conference

• Conference and Committee Levels

• Signing up

• Parent Permission sheets

• Conference Fees

• Committee assignments

• Country Assignments.

 

News Review (if time)

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 867 to 869 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Life During Wartime

  • Introduction / 867
  • Occupation, Collaboration, and Resistance / 867-868
  • Exploitation / 868
  • Atrocities / 868-869
  • Resistance / 869

 

Prepare for a five-question quiz and bonus given the next class period

 

News Review (if time)

 

Homework:

 

Finish with your presentation about World War II.  It is due by THIS SUNDAY, September 20, on or before 6:00 PM.

 

You must turn the following in on the Google Classroom link:

 

  • Your written three to four minute script
  • Your Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation

 

Only one copy per group need to be turned in.  Remember to include all your names on the script and presentation.

 

Your material will be presented by all members of your group next Monday or Tuesday.

 

Homework:

 

Download and print the topic synopsis of your Cerritos Conference committee

 

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news

 

Thursday / Friday, September 10 and 11, 2020

 

Quiz 2:

 

A five-question quiz will be given on the following reading at the start of the class:

 

Pages 860 to 862 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Blitzkrieg: Germany Conquers Europe

Introduction / 860

The Fall of France / 860-861

The Battle of Britain / 861

The German Invasion of the Soviet Union

Introduction / 861

Operation Barbarossa / 861-862

 

New Review

 

Lesson 1:  World War II, Total War from Guernica to Nagasaki / Day Three

 

In-class work for your group's presentation.  SiR will circulate in your break-out rooms.  Just text him to get specific help.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 862 to 867 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Battles in Asia and the Pacific

Introduction / 862

Pearl Harbor / 862-863

Japanese Victories / 863-864

Defeat of the Axis Powers

Introduction / 864

Allied Victory in Europe / 864-865

Turning the Tide in the Pacific / 832-866

Iwo Jima and Okinawa / 866-867

Japanese Surrender / 867

 

Prepare for a five question quiz on this material when we meet again.

 

Monday / Tuesday, September 7 and 8, 2020

 

Quiz 1:

 

A five-question quiz will be given on the following reading at the start of the class:

 

Pages 856 to 859 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Origins of World War II

Introduction / 856

Japan’s War in China / 856-857

The Rape of Nanjing / 857

Chinese Resistance / 857

Italian and German Aggression / 858

Italy / 858

Germany / 858-859

Peace for Our Time / 859

 

News Review

 

Lesson 1:  World War II, Total War from Guernica to Nagasaki / Day Two

 

In-class work for your group's presentation.  SiR will circulate in your break-out rooms.  Just text him to get specific help.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 860 to 862 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Blitzkrieg: Germany Conquers Europe

Introduction / 860

The Fall of France / 860-861

The Battle of Britain / 861

The German Invasion of the Soviet Union

Introduction / 861

Operation Barbarossa / 861-862

 

Prepare for a five question quiz on this material when we meet again.

 

Thursday (period 5) and Friday (period 4), September 3 and 4, 2020

 

News Review

 

Lesson 3: The United Nations, day 2 of 3

 

Finishing with the presentation about the United Nations.  Scheduled for today:

 

•    The Trusteeship Council

•    The Secretariat

•    A brief timberline of United Nations accomplishments and failures

 

You will need to take formal notes on this material which you will be turning in later in the unit.  SiR is NOT looking for a word-by-word transcript, but an interpretation based on your understanding.

 

Lesson 1:  World War II, Total War from Guernica to Nagasaki / Day One

 

You will be researching topics in preparation for four-minute presentations on aspects of total war.  We’ll discuss related issues and will write two letters—one from a civilian point of view and the other from a military perspective—on the bombings of Dresden.  To conclude, we’ll discuss the meaning of total war and the difficulty an historian faces in humanizing history and then write your own thesis on total war as it was applied in World War II.

 

Our objective: To understand the implications of total war

 

Today, after being introduced to the lesson, then will be asked to get started with your groups.

 

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news

 

Homework:

 

Rewatch the two "World War II Simplied Videos" which you can find on the video link on this website.

 

Homework:

 

Study pages 856 to 859 in your textbook Traditions and Encounters.  The reading covers the following:

 

Origins of World War II

Introduction / 856

Japan’s War in China / 856-857

The Rape of Nanjing / 857

Chinese Resistance / 857

Italian and German Aggression / 858

Italy / 858

Germany / 858-859

Peace for Our Time / 859

 

Prepare for a five question quiz on this material when we meet again.

 

Monday (period 5) and Tuesday (period 4) August 31 and September 1, 2020

 

News Review

 

Lesson 3: The United Nations, day 2 of 3

 

Continuing with the presentation begun last week about the United Nations.  Scheduled for today:

 

•    The Security Council

•    The International Court of Justice

•    The International Criminal Court

•    The Trusteeship Council

You will need to take formal notes on this material which you will be turning in later in the unit.  SiR is NOT looking for a word-by-word transcript, but an interpretation based on your understanding.

 

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news

 

Thursday (period 5) and Friday (period 4), August 24 and 25, 2020

 

Lesson 3: The United Nations, day 1 of 3

 

A presentation for the next few days to acquaint you to the structure and purpose of the United Nations and its branches.  Among material taught will be:

 

•    The need for an international organization to keep the peace

•    The founding of the United Nations Organization

•    The Charter of the United Nations

•    The General Assembly

•    The Security Council

•    The International Court of Justice

•    The International Criminal Court

•    The Trusteeship Council

•    The Secretariat

•    A brief timberline of United Nations accomplishments and failures

 

You will need to take formal notes on this material which you will be turning in later in the unit.  SiR is NOT looking for a word-by-word transcript, but an interpretation based on your understanding.

 

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news

 

Monday (period 5) and Tuesday (period 4) August 31 and Setember 1, 2020

 

Class Introduction

 

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.

 

You can find the class introductory video at the video tab.

Homework:

 

Read or watch the day's news