You will find easy access to all of your first semester coursework here. If you miss a day, or we fall behind, you will still be responsible for the topics listed for each day/week. This is an IB class with a set amount of curriculum/topics that we must cover before the Mock Exams next March. That means we will never slow down simply because you are absent. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check and keep up with the work.

WEEK 1 (Sep 7-10)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Sept 7
Quote analysis
Intro/Course and Wiki Intro
Tarr: "Why study History?"
None
Wednesday, Sept 8
Discuss Tarr's Article
Intro to IB Course and Curriculum
Understanding Historiography / Assign group presentations
Zinn: "Why Students Should Study History?"
Tarr Article read and ready to discuss
Friday, Sept 10
Discuss / Compare History Articles
Historiography presentations
Assign Books and 1st assignment
Blue Book pgs 613-621

Zinn article read and ready to discuss
Historiography presentations & 2 source bibliography handed in

WEEK 2 (Sep 13-17)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Sept 14
Background / Roots of WWI and Imperialism
European Affairs at the Turn of the Century
Blue Book pgs 633-642

Blue Book reading
Summer essays posted on blogs, all parent and individual contact info provided.
Wednesday, Sept 15
Background / Roots continued
Africa and Asia
Blue Book pgs 642-656

Blue Book Reading
Partner Blog essay Graded!!!
Friday, Sept 17
Background / Roots continued - Russo-Japanese Relations and the War
Blue Book pgs 657-663

Blue Book Reading
Web quest Presentations Ready

WEEK 3 (Sep 20-24)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Sept 21
Wrap UP: Pre-WWI world
Bismark Source work
None, take a lil break!!! - Simply review your notes and coursework up to this point.
Blue book Reading.
Ready to discuss all previous assignments. Possible QUIZ!
Wednesday, Sept 22
Wilhelm and Weltpolitik Imperialism as a cause of WWI -discussion
Reasons for War

OPVL study of Bismark source
Friday, Sept 24
The 4 Ideological Causes of WWI -
Complete definitions web quest
Blue Book pgs 663 - 666

Webquest Presentations

WEEK 4 (Sep 27-Oct 1)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Sept 28
Debate and Essay Plan - Ideological Causes of WWI
Your Own Notes
Finish Webquest Presentations and discuss
Blue Book pgs 663-666
Wednesday, Sept 29
Alliance Systems & The July Crisis

Essay Plan for causes of WWI
Friday, Oct 1
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL


WEEK 5 (Oct 4 - 8)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Oct 5
July Crisis continued/a look at sources
Austria-Hungary's Ultimatum to Serbia
The 'Willy-Nicky Correspondence'
Minimum 7 Paragraph Essay must be posted to your blog.
Question: What was the leading cause of WWI?
- you cannot be on the fence, you must form an opinion!
Wednesday, Oct 6
Documentary Work and Map activity
None - Review and organize your notes. Take a look at others' blogs/essays to get an idea of how others are writing and what arguments they have developed
Ultimatum Summary/"Willy-Nicky' Questions
Friday, Oct 8
Who is to Blame for WWI?
DISC Sourcework LOOK OVER Section V in your wiki links to the left (Socratic Seminar) to get an idea of what will be happening in class on Tuesday
Color Coded Map & Timeline of Events

WEEK 6 (Oct 11 - 15)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Oct 12
Discussion of Who is to Blame for WWI. Intro to Socratic Seminar Process
Socratic Seminar Documents - Review all course notes for a possible quiz related to WWI causes and the July Crisis
DISC Source work Completed (Except Concluding Essay) and Ready to discuss/debate
Wednesday, Oct 13
Finish Socratic Seminar and discuss process.
Assign practice IA (research to begin on Monday)
World War One Flash Timeline. Link found here

Completed DISC chart to be handed in
Friday, Oct 15
ASSESSMENT DAY!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!- You MUST bring all rubrics to class with you. We will be looking at all of your grades thusfar (Quizzes/Essays/Practice Sourcework/OPVL) and examining our work in relation to IB Exam Papers 1,2,&3
Blue Book pgs 666-669

Timeline worksheet due

WEEK 7 (Oct 18 - 22)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Oct 19
Discuss real versus auspicious.
Examine sources and reasons for Italy's entrance
Begin Research for Practice IA
Treaty of London
Blue Book pgs 666-669
Wednesday, Oct 20
Parent Teacher conferences/No School
NONE
NONE
Friday, Oct 22
Country Entrances into WWI
Sourcework and MLA Citation for practice IA
Internet/Postcards website to add information for discussion
Research Question and Plan of Investigation Due

WEEK 8 (Oct 25 - 29)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Oct 26
Battles of WWI/Perspectives and experiences chart
Internet research
Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct 27
Discuss country entrances and evaluate their positions. Watch documentary to add information to the Ottomans
Zinn Chapter on wiki (B. WWI Unit - #5) not due until Tuesday, Nov 2nd (but start early, it is long!)
Battle Posters and Country Charts
Friday, Oct 29
Present the battles charts and share/discuss the role of human experience in our interpretation of the war.
Continue/complete Zinn for Tuesday
Preliminary Bibliography Due

WEEK 9 (Nov 2-6)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Nov 2
Discuss "Summary of Evidence" Section of the practice IA. Grade Practice paper and examine rubric.
US entrance into the War/ real and auspicious reasons. Add Ottoman chart

Zinn Ch 12
Wednesday, Nov 3
US entrance into the War/ real and auspicious reasons. Examine / Evaluate the Zimmerman Telegram's importance
Sources on the Zimmerman Telegram

Friday, Nov 5
Brief look at Russian defeat
Discuss sources related to Germany's decline/failures.
Classifying terms note taking based on Germany's decline
Analysis section of Practice IA
Blue Book pgs 671-678

Summary of Evidence section due

WEEK 10 (Nov 8-10)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Nov 9
Discuss Images posters and Trench Warfare
Begin Final Stages of War
Picture Posters
Categorized Lecture

Wednesday, Nov 10
EARLY DISMISSAL / NO CLASS

Work on practice IA
Friday, Nov 12
NO SCHOOL

Work on practice IA

WEEK 11 (Nov 15-19)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Nov 16
Discuss OPVL and the Evaluation of Sources Section
Examine "German Mistakes" Sources
Finish discussion on Final Stages of War
Blue Book pgs 678-681

Analysis section and final MLA Bibliography due (by email)
Blue Book pgs 671-678
Zimmerman/German Mistakes Source Questions
Wednesday, Nov 17
Essay Planning Exercise: Why did Germany lose WWI?
Course notes and texts (use all you have at your disposal to work through the essay plan)
Full Essay to be posted on your blog THIS EVENING!
Blue Book pgs 678-681
Friday, Nov 19
Art in WWI - Webquest poetry & Literature analysis
Chapters 6 & 7 of "All Quiet on the Western Front"
Sections 2 & 8 need to be done at home.
This is a LOT of homework, so do not wait!!!
Evaluation of sources due - Full draft is complete - MOVED to Tuesday, but do NOT delay!!!
Due for today, when I wake up in Skopje I will check to see if everyone has a full 5 paragraph minimum essay posted on your blog!

WEEK 12 (Nov 22-24)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Nov 23
Art, Poetry and Literature Quiz
Discussion of Various elements of Art as Historical sources

Art Webquest
"All Quiet" packet and questions
Practice IA Part C: Evaluation of Sources Due
Wednesday, Nov 24
Assessment Day!!! - Return and discuss all work. Examine the IA Process and answer questions and doubts. You must bring all 3 IB rubrics with you to class (IA, Paper 1, Paper 2&3)


Friday, Nov 26
NO SCHOOL
Complete Final Practice IA


WEEK 13 (Nov 29-Dec3)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Nov 30
Sharing results/findings of the practice IA. Grade Sample 2.

FINAL PAPER DUE - results to be shared in class.
Essay must be printed and ready to hand in, NO EXCUSES, NO you may NOT go print!
Wednesday, Nov 31
Historiography Exercise - Review WWI

Blue Book pgs 681-687
Friday, Dec 2
Review WWI



WEEK 14 (Dec 6-10)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Dec 7
WWI Exam


Wednesday, Dec 8
Introduction to Paper 1 and Unit 2
Identifying the Postwar problems of Europe
IB Curriculum
Paper 1 Rubric
Take home sources section of the exam
Friday, Dec 10
Aims of the Participants at Versailles -
Lecture notes and sources
Blue Book Section

Wiki video (#2)
Pre-Versailles worksheet

WEEK 15 (Dec 13-17)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Dec 13
Wilson's 14 points Analysis
Wilson's 14 points
Blue Book pgs 678-696
wiki Video
Wednesday, Dec 14
Chart and discussion summary of the challenges and Results of Versailles
OPVL practice of sources
Interpretations (Different Judgments) of Versailles (Wiki #5)
14 points analysis activity
Friday, Dec 16
The 'other' Peace Treaties
Introduction to the Internal Assessment
Powerpoint template assignment
Sample IA #2
Different Judgments chart - wiki #5

WEEK 16 (Dec 20-22)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Dec 21
Research and discussion of IA -
Individual Meetings
IA Topic Due upon return from break
Shared IA ideas/discussion
Wednesday, Dec 22
NO CLASS/HALF DAY


Friday, Dec 23
NO SCHOOL



WEEK 17 (Jan 10-14)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Jan 11
Briefly discuss IA
Review/Examine the results at Versailles
Anglo - American Guarantee and the U.S. abandonment of Versailles
Anglo-American Guarantee Chapter (Wiki # 7)
IA Topic Sign-up
Wednesday, Jan 12
Presentation of "other" treaties

Power point slides for assigned Treaty
Friday, Jan 14
Discuss Anglo-American Guarantee
Map Activity and discussion/ Analysis of treaties
Map activity
Conclusions at Versailles Chart
Anglo-American Guarantee Chapter (Wiki # 7)

WEEK 18 (Jan 17-21)
Date
Topic/Activity
Course Readings
Work Due
Tuesday, Jan 18
PRACTICE PAPER 1
You may have your rubric in class if you choose...nothing else
Blog Essay on Treaties (Monday evening) - NOTE THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY!!!
Wednesday, Jan 19
Mandate System Intro and discussion
Blue Book Mandate System:

Friday, Jan 21
Mandates follow up
Mandates Historiography Article here:

Blue Book pg 690