The final is on Wednesday, 6/15, at 10:00. You should prepare for the final exam by organizing your notes according to the review sheet and creating notes for any topics on which you are shaky. Review slides, which include lists of helpful papers are available on the Final Exam Review page.

for Thursday 6/9

Your review slides for your assigned topic should be emailed to Mrs. Ruthman before class.

for Mon. 6/6

China Unit Test- study! Study Guide:

Papers/files you should study:

China Map
China Geography Notes (below the map labeling list)
Bachground Notes on China
Video: China Under Mao
Cultural Revolution HW
China Under Deng Xiaoping Notes
Tank Man Video Notes
One Child Policy HW
Tibet HW
Two Perspective on Tibet- keynote slides on China page
China vs. US chart BRING THIS, you may use it on the test

for Fri 6/3


For Thurs 6/2

Tibet (links are on China page of you only need the links):

for Tues 5/31

One Child Policy HW

For Thurs. 5/26

Cultural Revolution questions:

Here are the links you need:
Part 1:
Part 2:

For Tues 5/24

Finish labelling your China map if you did not finish in class. Maps to use are here.

for Mon 5/23

Quiz on the Cold War- STUDY the pink packet.

for Fri. 5/20

Your Cold War Comic Life piece will be due at the end of class on Friday. The expectations and exemplar for the Comic Life assignment are here. You will not have the entire period to work on it, so make sure you have already made some progress.

for Thurs. 5/19

Finish the Cold War packet- notes/summaries for the 6 big events. Info for the events is here.

for Tues 5/17

Answer the questions on page 2 of the Cold War packet. This is the section titled:Soviet Expansion in Eastern Europe

for Mon. 5/16

No hw.

for Fri 5/13

1. Finish your second blurb for the WW2 Project You must have both done because you will be putting your timeline together with your partner(s)

2. Bring your notes for an open-notes WW2 quiz. Here's what you'll want to have with you: Communism vs. Fascism Chart, Weimar Germany packet, Stalin Video Questions, Blue WW2 notes packet.

for Thursday 5/12

WW2 Timeline Project: Event blurb for one of your 2 events must be complete and printed.
The second one will be due Friday.
The details on events and suggested sources are here: WW2 Project

for Tues. 5/10

Be working on your event blurbs for the WW2 Project

for Mon 5/9

No hw!

for Fri 5/6

Current Events Quiz over CNN 5/4 and this presentation:

for Tues. 5/3

Complete Step 1 described on page 1 of the Weimar packet for HW. The information you need to fill in the chart can be found on the first 2 pages of this file:

for Mon. 5/2

No hw!

for FRIDAY 4/29

1. Finish your Rwanda summary (Option 1 or 2 or 3 from this page)
2. Be ready for a graded discussion on the Rwandan genocide which will focus on the movie questions for Hotel Rwanda (pink sheet) and what you watched or read about for HW.

for Thurs. 4/27

No new hw.

for Tues. 4/26

No new HW. We will finish the movie.

for Thurs. 4/14

1. Current Events quiz on CNN 4/13 and Jon M's presentation

2. Finish the Rwandan Genocide questions. Here are the links you need: AND
Here are the questions if you want to type:

for Tues. 4/12

We will be finishing the test in class and then moving on!

for Monday 4/11

WWI UNIT TEST! Study Guide:

for Fri. 4/8

Do Part 4 in the Peace Process packet.
Here is the link you need:

for Thurs 4/7

1. Current Events quiz on Tyler's presentation & CNN 4/6
2. Finish 1918 map (on back of packet)

no class Tuesday 4/5

for Mon 4/4

NO HW- except TYLER- be ready for your Current Events presentation!

for Tues 3/29

No new hw

for Mon 3/28

Fill in the Russian Revolution HW questions using this timeline:

Here are the questions if you want to type:

for Fri. 3/25

Reading/Questions on the Armenian Genocide. Reading handed out in class. If you want to type the questions:

for Thurs. 3/24

Finish the worksheet on the online Life in Trenches activity. Link to activity:

for Tues. 3/22

1. Current Events Quiz (Asa & CNN MONDAY 3/21)
2.finish the online simulation worksheet: Was Germany to Blame for WWI? if you didn't finish it for Monday

for Mon 3/21

finish the online simulation worksheet: Was Germany to Blame for WWI?

For Thurs. 3/17

WWI work- packet and map!

For Tues. 3/15

1. Bring your Imperialism Notes (pink notes sheet and Imperialism Background & Mapwork sheet) and HEADPHONES for an open-notes, open-voicethread test.
2. The WW1 work (packet and map) will be due Thursday

For Mon 3/14

Your Voicethread should be complete and shared with Mrs. Ruthman following the directions given out in class on Friday.

Livingstone & Stanley:


Suez Canal:****

Cecil Rhodes:

British India:


Spanish-American War:

Panama Canal:


For Friday 3/11

-Current Events Quiz (Kyler's presentation & CNN 3/9)
-Script must be complete- you will be recording your VoiceThread in class. It is a great idea to get your script done by Thursday and turn in a copy to me for feedback!

For Tuesday 3/8

You should be working on the script for your VoiceThread. Here is an optional template to use:

For Monday 3/7

Individual research notes for ALL 6 SOURCES due:
-2 books
-3 websites from the Imperialism page


Individual Research notes for Britannia and ONE online source (links on Imperialism page) due.

In Class Fri 2/18:

Here are the projects to look at to answer the test questions. They are posted here in the same order they appear on the test:










For Thursday 2/17

Africa country project due at the BEGINNING of class.

For Tuesday 2/15

Be ready for a make-up of either the Northern or Southern Africa countries quiz if you are interested.
Your Africa Country project is due Thursday.

For Mon 2/14

Current Events Quiz on Ethan's presentation & CNN from 2/9

For Fri. 2/11

1. Study for the Southern Africa countries quiz- See the links below for study suggestions.
2. Finish the Egypt Protests work if you didn't finish in class Tuesday.
3. I will also be collecting the Imperialism Background/Map work that was due Tuesday, so make sure that's done>

in class on Tues. 2/8

After the Northern Africa countries quiz you should be working on the Egypt Protests stuff. The links you need are on the Egypt protests page here

If you finish the Egypt work, start studying for the Southern Africa countries quiz which will be on FRIDAY. See the links below for study suggestions.

for Tues 2/8

1. finish the Imperialism Background work (including shading the Africa map on the back)

2. Quiz on the countries of North Africa (see the North Africa list for the specific countries) Here are some suggested study methods:

a. I gave a practice quiz in class- use it (with the North Africa countries list) after you have studied.

b. Here is a drag and drop game to practice NOTE the way the countries are divided up in this game does not match our lists perfectly, so to be prepared for our North Africa Quiz you have to do the North and West games to be prepared, and for our Southern Africa Quiz you have to do the South and West games.

c. Here is another type of game- again the regions are not divided up the same way as our quizzes so you either need to do all the countries of Africa at once or practice with multiple regions:

for Mon 2/7

-Label the countries of modern Africa (map below to use) use the lists handed out in class as a guide for what to include. There will be map quizzes starting next week (probably Tuesday).
Here is a link for a site to start studying for the map quizzes:

for Fri 2/4

Current Events Quiz (Jon D's presentation & CNN 2/2)

for Thurs. 2/3

Unit Test on Industrial Revolution. Study Guide:

or Tuesday 2/1

finish the Marx quote translations if you did not finish in class.

for Mon. 1/31

Karl Marx Reading and questions. Hard copies available in class or:

for Fri. 1/28

Current Events Quiz (Andrew's presentation & CNN 1/26)

for Thurs. 1/27

Adam Smith reading and questions. Hard copies available in class, or:


for Tues. 1/25

No HW due

for MONDAY 1/24 (this was postponed from Friday because of the snow day)

Current Events Quiz on Izik's presentation and CNN from Wed. 1/19

for Thurs. 1/20

Finish your child labor speech and biography. Here is the link:

for Tues. 1/18

Complete the 2 charts on the second page of the Industrial Revolution packet. Here is the link you need:

for Thurs. 1/13

Current Events Quiz on
Brandon's presentation
CNN for 1/12

for Tues. 1/11

Bring all your notes for an open-notes Haitian Revolution quiz.

Link for interview:

for Mon 1/10

No HW- ignore what I said in class!!

for Fri. 1/7

Be prepared for your role in the class discussion/simulation about the Haitian Revolution. If you are a "citizen" have your speech and questions ready. If you are in one of the options groups be prepared to speak in the presentation and answer questions- know your option well!

for Thurs. 1/6

Study Guide- Part II on Haiti- reading and study guide are hard copies handed out in class

for Tues. 1/4

No hw due.

for Tues.12/21

No HW!

for Fri. 12/17

Test on the Enlightenment & French Revolution. Study Guide:

for Thurs 12/16

Current Events Quiz on CNN from 12/8 and 12/15

for Tues 12/14

No HW.

for Mon 12/13

No HW.

or Fri 12/10

French Revolution Reading Guide #2. The reading is a hard copy you got in class. Here is an electronic copy of the questions if you want to type them:

for Thurs. 12/9

French Revolution Reading Guide. The reading is a hard copy you got in class. Here is an electronic copy of the questions if you want to type them:

for Tues. 12/7

Current Events Quiz- on Cam's presentation and CNN from Thursday, 12/2

for Mon 12/6

finish the worksheet for the online simulation on the French Revolution. You need to do parts 1 and 2. Here is the link to the simulation:

for Fri 12/3

Three Estates Chart:

for Tues. 11/30

Enlightenment Political Philosophers HW.
Here is the reading you need for parts 2 & 3:
Here are the questions:

Happy Thanksgiving- NO HW!!!

The unit test will be TUESDAY (Nov. 23rd) Review Sheet:

For Fri. 11/19
Slavery HW:
Here is the link you need:

For Thurs. 11/18
Mercantilism Terms charts (handed out in class). Here are the readings you need to fill in the chart:

For Tues 11/16
No new hw due.
Note that there will be a unit test next Monday, Nov. 22nd. Review Sheet:

For Mon. 11/15
Current Events Quiz. Study:
-Nik's Presentation
-CNN 11/10

For Mon 11/8
Conquistadors HW:
Here is the link you need:

For For 11/5
Columbus Reading & Questions

For Thurs. 11/4
Study for Afghanistan Quiz. You should study the following:
-Afghanistan/Pakistan Map
-Background: The War in Afghanistan
-Current Status of the War in Afghanistan
-Notes on the 60 minutes video- Goals/Challenges/Strategies Here is the link to the video:

No new HW for Tues. 11/2

For Monday 11/1
Follow the directions on the Google Site to post a reflection about Friday's assembly on your page.

For Thurs. 10/28
1. Current Events Quiz on Ally's Presentation & CNN from 10/20 & 10/27
2. Finish Governor's race assignment:

For Tues. 10/26
Finish Afghanistan Geography and Afghanistan Background:
Links needed for Background stuff:

For Mon 10/25
If you didn't finish the website evaluation post on the Google Site, finish it! Details here

For Thurs 10/21:
1. Sudan Reading and Questions

For Mon. 10/18
Background on Darfur, Sudan:external image x-zip.png SudanBackground2010.pages
Link needed:

For Fri 10/15
Be ready for the Open-Notes Iraq test- Bring all these key resources- and be sure they are complete and printed:
a. Map of Iraq
b. Sheet with key vocab. (matching) on one side and the Shia/Sunni/Kurd chart on other side
c. Regime Change in Iraq homework questions
d. Saddam's Reign of Terror Video Notes
e. Bush’s War Video questions
f. Impact of the Surge Chart
g. Notes on the 60 Minutes Clip (may be on back of your surge chart)
h. Iraq Lessons packet/notes

For Thurs. 10/14
1. Iraq Lessons assignment
2. Study for Current Events Quiz (CNN 10/13 & Evan's presentation)

For Tues. 10/12
Study for current events quiz (Claire's presentation & CNN from 10/6)

For Thurs. 10/7
Finish the Bush's War video work. Here is the website you need:
Here are the questions:

For Mon. 10/4
Iraq Reading and Questions:

For Fri 10/1
1. Study for Current Events quiz on Gage's presentation and CNN for Wed (9/29)
2. If you were in class Thursday, be sure to do your post on the GoogleSite (link at left). If you missed class due to the Ocean Lab I will check in with you tomorrow.

For Thurs or Fri 9/30 or 10/1 (whichever day you will not be at the Ocean Lab)
1. Study for Current Events quiz on Gage's presentation and CNN for Wed (9/29)
2. Finish the ONE round of the PeaceMaker Game (at ) Follow the directions handed out in class- don't forget to write summaries as you play:

For Tues. 9/28
Finish Iraq Map work.

For Mon. 9/27
Test on Israel/Palestine. Review sheet:

Chart for taking notes on presentations:external image x-zip.png [[file/view/ObstaclesChart2010.pages|ObstaclesChart2010.pages]]

West Bank Settlements:
Security & Borders:

for Fri. 9/24
Finish your presentation if you haven't already!
Test on Israel/Palestine will be MONDAY. Review sheet:

for Thurs 9/23
1. Current Events Quiz on Ethan's presentation and CNN from Wed. 9/15 and 9/22
2. Finish your presentation. Details here.

For Tues. 9/21
Finish step one (notes on your 3 sources) of the research assignment. Details here.

no HW for Monday 9/20

for Fri. 9/17
Read your "character" sheet to be ready for the "interview"

for Thurs. 9/16
Whose Jerusalem:
Note: the reading to go with this was handed out in class.

HW for Tues 9/14
Finish the Israel map work. There is a map to use on the Israel/Palestine page on this wiki (see left).

In class 9/13:
Watch this video about how the health and economic status of countries has changed over the last 200 years.
In a Pages file:
1. identify 5 insights into global development over the past 200 years. These could be examples of how the world has changed/not changed, how specific countries or regions changed/didn't change, why certain changes occurred, etc.
2. Identify what the video says the probable impact of our current economic downturn will be.
3. Write one question this video made you wonder about.

HW for Mon. 9/13
Study for a current events quiz. The quiz will cover Mrs. Ruthman's presentation and the CNN Student News broadcast from Tuesday 9/7. You can find Mrs. Ruthman's presentation on your class Current Events page (at left). You can get to CNN Student News from the link on the left. To get to Tuesday's show, go to shows archive which looks like this:


In class 9/9

Link to mosque article:


For Thurs. 9/9
Cartoon Analysis:external image msword.png [[file/view/CartoonAnalysis2010.doc|CartoonAnalysis2010.doc]]

For Thurs. 9/2
Read the Thomas Friedman article "Globalization: The Challenge to America" and complete the outline.
Link to article:
Outline file:external image msword.png Globalization.doc