World back to school fall 2013

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World back to school fall 2013

  1. 1. World History Honors! 2013-2014 Mr. Dunne
  2. 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. 3. What we’ll cover… SOUTH AFRICA the rise, the fall, and the legacies of apartheid
  4. 4. What we’ll cover… CHINA from empire to republic to communism; the political and economic legacies of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping
  5. 5. What we’ll cover… RESEARCH UNIT An intensive focus on the research process, from topic selection to final draft
  6. 6. What we’ll cover… THE MIDDLE EAST Islam, Arab nationalism, the Iranian revolution, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  7. 7. We will work on skills… reading comprehension note-taking analytical thinking and writing oral discussion and presentations group efforts
  8. 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. 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. 10. Essential rules THAYER HONOR CODE integrity responsibility mutual respect
  11. 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. 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!

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