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  • 1. World History Honors! 2013-2014 Mr. Dunne
  • 2. Does History Matter? “[T]he experience of the past can find its highest relevance in the guidance it offers in living with the problems of the present.” —David Potter, historian
  • 3. What we’ll cover… SOUTH AFRICA the rise, the fall, and the legacies of apartheid
  • 4. What we’ll cover… CHINA from empire to republic to communism; the political and economic legacies of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping
  • 5. What we’ll cover… RESEARCH UNIT An intensive focus on the research process, from topic selection to final draft
  • 6. What we’ll cover… THE MIDDLE EAST Islam, Arab nationalism, the Iranian revolution, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • 7. We will work on skills… reading comprehension note-taking analytical thinking and writing oral discussion and presentations group efforts
  • 8. so you will be able to… prepare for success ask good questions prepare effective answers gather and present information draw meaningful conclusions collaborate effectively
  • 9. iPads will help us... follow current events in countries we study organize notes, “handouts,” and other resources collaborate on projects prepare for tests lighten our backpacks!
  • 10. Essential rules THAYER HONOR CODE integrity responsibility mutual respect
  • 11. Classroom necessities… be on time observe the dress code turn off your cell phones respect other people’s belongings be prepared to be a student— and to enjoy learning history!
  • 12. Parental roles be supportive and talk with your children about what they are learning let them take responsibility for their work contact me by phone or e-mail if issues emerge watch them grow!