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June 05, 2012

Sample SAT and ACT prompts

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June 04, 2012

Grading Guidelines for most recent DBQ

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May 11, 2012

Article: "Oscar Wilde, Roman Catholic" [READ BEFORE STARTING TAKE-HOME ESSAY]

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May 09, 2012

World War II Reading for HISTORY

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Students:

You need to read all of the following articles by Monday, May 14th.  Each one is fairly short.  You can click on the first article ("The Start of the War") and just click on "next section," until you have read the final one ("The German Retreat from Russia").

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section1.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section2.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section3.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section4.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section5.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section6.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section7.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section8.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section9.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section10.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section11.rhtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section12.rhtml

April 16, 2012

Reading Schedule: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Monday, April 16 (in class): Introduction, Preface, Chapter 1, pp. 247-250

for Wednesday, April 18: Chapters 2 and 3, plus pp. 253-264

for Monday, April 23: Chapters 4-8

for Wednesday, April 25: Chapters 9-11, plus pp. 265-278

for Friday, April 27: Chapters 12-14

for Monday, April 30: Chapters 15-17, plus pp. 281-290

for Wednesday, May 2: Chapters 18-20,  [TEST]

 

March 30, 2012

HISTORY TEST ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH

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The test on Wednesday is a major grade for the 4th Quarter (100 points).

There will be three sections:

I. Geography: Use the midterm exam section and the recent quiz to locate the capital cities, rivers, and mountain ranges that we have studied.

II. ID Terms: Of these ten, I will select four that you will need to answer in a single paragraph identifying who, what, where, when, why, and how.

Marxism, New Imperialism, Nationalism, Triple Alliance, Triple Entente, Bolsheviks, Treaty of Versailles, Otto von Bismarck, Queen Victoria, and "trench warfare"

III. Essay Questions: I'll randomly select one of the following questions:

1. One of the most important historical themes to consider is the relationship between the individual and the state--often depicted as being the balance between liberty and order.  This has become particularly important when contemplating the proper role of the state (i.e. "the government") in regulating the economy.  For example, late 19th and Early 20th Century Europe witnessed significant alterations to the traditional ways in which that balance was kept, because the Industrial Revolution, Marxism, and even Romanticism had significant impacts.  Between 1871 amd 1918, which countries were the most important "hot spots" for these alterations in how the state interacted with the individual, especially in economic matters?  Be sure to support your response with a clear thesis, strong evidence, and clear logic.

2. "World War I was inevitable because of the imperialism and nationalism during the period 1871-1918."  Is this statement true?  How so--or not?  Why?   Be sure to support your response with a clear thesis, strong evidence, and clear logic--and keep in mind that inevitability is a high historical and logical standard.

March 15, 2012

HISTORY & LITERATURE LINKS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16

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LITERATURE: Read 5 of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poems:

http://poemhunter.com/percy-bysshe-shelley/poems/

 

HISTORY:

1. Statistical Overview of Imperialism: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pol116/colonies.htm

2. John Hobson, "On Imperialism," (1902): http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1902hobson.asp

March 05, 2012

POETRY READING FOR WEDNESDAY

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Samuel Taylor Coledridge, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

http://www.bartleby.com/101/549.html

March 01, 2012

BE SURE YOU'VE READ THE FOLLOWING FOR MONDAY'S QUIZ:

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Here are the two article links:

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/lecture23a.html

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/lecture24a.html

From The Communist Manifesto:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/manone.asp

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/manfour.asp

Jan. 18, 2012

Reading Schedule for Les Miserables

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For Friday, Jan. 20: "Waterloo" and "Ship Orion."  Quiz in class.

For Wednesday, Jan. 25: "Fulfillment of the Promise to the Departed" and "The Old Gorbeau House."

For Monday, Jan. 30: "A Dark Chase Needs a Silent Hound" and "The Convent."  Writing Exercise in class.

Reading Quiz on Wednesday, February 1, on "Fantine" and "Cosette."

For Wednesday, February 8: "Marius" [reading quiz in class on that section]

For Friday, February 17: "St. Denis" [reading quiz in class on that section]

For Monday, February 27: "Jean Valjean" [Reading Test on entire book]

For Friday, March 2: Analytical Essays due

Dec. 14, 2011

Link for Sample Admissions Essays

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http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills/

Oct. 25, 2011

Link for Adam Smith Reading

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http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/adamsmith-summary.asp

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