This page is for those students who missed class and/or are unsure about homework, class work, etc. It will have the general topics/ activities of what we did in class, and what responsibilities you have coming up (homework, upcoming assessments, longer term projects, etc).

KEEP IN MIND I have 3 sections of Asian History- 1 on A days (1a) and 2 on B Days (2b and 4b). Be sure you are looking at the right section/ day.



IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION: For those interested in taking an AP History class next year (APUSH or AP World) there is a MANDATORY diagnostic that will be given next Tuesday Feb. 5th after school. Please see my BLOG for details.


Wednesday 2/6 (1a)

In class:
  • watched movie on Perry
  • discussion of what 'Modern' means. (Meiji Restoration 'modernized' Japan...)
  • Review of the Charter Oath of Meiji (p. Document A p.24)
  • handed in writing assignment (paragraph on Documents B & D)
Next Class:
Homework
  • Study for Friday quiz. See above for Study Guide and feudal information

Tuesday 2/5 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • watched movie on Perry
  • discussion of what 'Modern' means. (Meiji Restoration 'modernized' Japan...)
  • Review of the Charter Oath of Meiji (p. Document A p.24)
  • handed in writing assignment (paragraph on Documents B & D)
Next Class:
Homework
  • Study for Thursday quiz. See above for Study Guide and feudal information

Monday 2/4 (1a)

In class:
  • review of SOAPS chart for documents B and D on pp. 17-18 for paragraph writing
  • sort activity/ model paragraph addressing the writing prompt
  • short lecture on end of Tokugawa/ beginning of Meiji Retsoration
Next Class:
  • hand in paragraph writing
  • Discussion: What does it mean to be 'Modern'?
  • we'll review choices of activities for Meiji Unit
Homework
  • Paragraph on Documents B and D (see Activity 3 on p. 18 for the prompt)
  • What does it mean to be modern (1b)
  • NOTE: Tokugawa quiz on Friday

Friday 2/1 (1b and 4b)

In class:
  • review of SOAPS chart for documents B and D on pp. 17-18 for paragraph writing
  • sort activity/ model paragraph addressing the writing prompt
  • short lecture on end of Tokugawa/ beginning of Meiji Retsoration
Next Class:
  • hand in paragraph writing
  • Discussion: What does it mean to be 'Modern'?
  • we'll review choices of activities for Meiji Unit
Homework
  • Paragraph on Documents B and D (see Activity 3 on p. 18 for the prompt) due Tuesday Feb. 5th
  • Review Chapter 8/ pp. 19-20 (4b)
  • What does it mean to be modern (1b)

Thursday 1/31 (1a)

In class:
  • group work re choices the Japanese had as a result of Perry's letter
  • SOAPS document analysis lecture/example (see Japan page 'DBQ writing assignment' for SOAPS handout)
  • discussion re DBQ writing assignment (Activity 3 on p. 18)
    1 paragraph answering this prompt: What do Documents B and D (pp. 17 & 18) reveal about the respective positions of Japan and the U.S. in the world in 1853 (at the time they were written)?
Next Class:
  • discussion re effects of Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan.
  • review of SOAPS document analysis (DBQ) and begin writing paragraph
  • discussion: What does it mean to be 'modern': Beginning of Meiji Restoration
Homework
  • 2 SOAPS charts analyzing Document B and D on pp. 17 & 18 of Japan book
  • 1 paragraph on DBQ writing assignment due Wednesday Feb.6th

Wednesday 1/30 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • group work re choices the Japanese had as a result of Perry's letter
  • SOAPS document analysis lecture/example (see Japan page 'DBQ writing assignment' for SOAPS handout)
  • discussion re DBQ writing assignment (Activity 3 on p. 18)
    1 paragraph answering this prompt: What do Documents B and D (pp. 17 & 18) reveal about the respective positions of Japan and the U.S. in the world in 1853 (at the time they were written)?
Next Class:
  • discussion re effects of Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan.
  • review of SOAPS document analysis (DBQ) and begin writing paragraph
  • discussion: What does it mean to be 'modern': Beginning of Meiji Restoration
Homework
  • 2 SOAPS charts analyzing Document B and D on pp. 17 & 18 of Japan book
  • 1 paragraph on DBQ writing assignment due Tuesday Feb.5th


Tuesday 1/29 (1a)

In class:
  • handed in writing paragraph (if not already handed in) re feudal v. Tokugawa Japan
  • discussion re overview of Tokugawa as a 'bridge' to the modern (Meiji) world
Next Class:
  • discussion re effects of Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan.
  • review of SOAPS document analysis (DBQ)
  • discussion re DBQ writing assignment (see Japan page): 1 paragraph answering this prompt: What do Documents B and D (pp. 17 & 18) say about the U.S. and Japan's place in the world at the time
Homework
  • read pp. 15 (Decline of Tokugawa system) through p. 18 of the Japan book

Monday 1/28 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • handed in writing paragraph (if not already handed in) re feudal v. Tokugawa Japan
  • discussion re overview of Tokugawa as a 'bridge' to the modern (Meiji) world
Next Class:
  • discussion re effects of Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan.
  • review of SOAPS document analysis (DBQ)
  • discussion re DBQ writing assignment (see Japan page): 1 paragraph answering this prompt: What do Documents B and D (pp. 17 & 18) say about the U.S. and Japan's place in the world at the time
Homework
  • read pp. 15 (Decline of Tokugawa system) through p. 18 of the Japan book
  • Due: Tues Feb 5 (for 2b and 4b); Wed, Feb 6th (for 1a)

Friday 1/25 (1a)

In class:
  • Writing workshop
  • paragraph draft(s)
Next Class:
  • hand-in paragraphs
  • lecture/ discussion end of Tokugawa
  • DBQ review, documents B and D on pp. 17 and 18 of Investigating Japan
Homework:
  • complete paragraphs

Thursday 1/24 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • Writing workshop
  • paragraph draft(s)
Next Class:
  • hand-in paragraphs
  • lecture/ discussion end of Tokugawa
  • DBQ review, documents B and D on pp. 17 and 18 of Investigating Japan
Homework:
  • complete paragraphs

Wednesday 1/23 (1a)

In class:
  • Reviewed GREASES chart & posters for Tokugawa/ comparison
  • choosing GREASES topic for paragraph writing
  • choosing main idea for writing
Next Class:
  • writing workshop
Homework:
  • complete first draft: 1 paragraph comparing Pre-Tokugawa & Tokugawa Japan

Tuesday 1/22 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • Reviewed GREASES chart for pre-Tokugawa
  • lecture on Tokugawa (alternate attendance, rise of merchant economy, samurai, etc)
  • group work to fill-out GREASES chart for Tokugawa
Next Class:
  • Analysis of Tokugawa society
  • Discussion of importance of Tokaido road, alternate attendance system, castle towns
  • Pre-writing and draft for paragraph comparing pre and Tokugawa Japan
Homework:
1b: 1st draft of paragraph
4b: Complete GREASES chart for Tokugawa Japan

UPCOMING WRITING DUE Monday 1/28 (final draft): 1 paragraph comparing Pre-Tokugawa & Tokugawa Japan

Monday 1/21 (1a)

In class:
  • Reviewed GREASES chart for pre-Tokugawa
  • lecture on Tokugawa (alternate attendance, rise of merchant economy, samurai, etc)
  • students prepared pre and Tokugawa 'posters'
Next Class:
  • Analysis of Tokugawa society using GREASES framework
  • Discussion of importance of Tokaido road, alternate attendance system, castle towns
  • Pre-writing and draft for paragraph comparing pre and Tokugawa Japan
Homework:
Using the G-GREASES chart fill out G-GREASES chart for Tokugawa Japan

UPCOMING WRITING DUE Friday 1/25: 1 paragraph comparing Pre-Tokugawa & Tokugawa Japan

Friday 1/18 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • Reviewed Tanka's on Japan's cultural diffusion
  • Lecture on Japan Themes for the country (.pdf on Japan wiki page)
  • Watched part of the movie: Japan Secret Empire
Next Class:
  • Analysis of pre-Tokugawa and Tokugawa society using G-GREASES framework
  • Discussion of importance of Tokaido road, alternate attendance system, castle towns
  • Video
Homework:
Using the G-GREASES chart (under Documents Section towards top of the Japan page)
  • review 1-2 of the 'pre-Tokugawa' and 'Tokugawa' documents
  • use information to begin to fill out G-GREASES chart
UPCOMING WRITING DUE Monday 1/28: 1 paragraph comparing Pre-Tokugawa & Tokugawa Japan

Thursday 1/17 (1a)

In class:
  • Reviewed homework on Japan's cultural diffusion
  • Short lecture on Japan Themes for the country (.pdf on Japan wiki page)
  • Watched intro to movie: Japan Secret Empire
Next Class:
  • Analysis of pre-Tokugawa society using G-GREASES framework
  • Discussion of importance of Tokaido road, alternate attendance system, castle towns
  • Video
Homework:
Using the G-GREASES chart (under Documents Section towards top of the Japan page)
  • review PPT on Feudal Japan and use information to begin to fill out G-GREASES chart

BELOW ARE ALL 1st SEMESTER CLASSES

Tuesday 11/27 (1a)

In class:
  • Reviewed Han Dynasty
  • Assigned Tang & Song readings (in groups)
  • Went over exam information
  • Dynasty Song
Next Class:
  • Finish Han
  • Discuss Tang & Song Dynasties
Homework:
  • Tang & Song readings to be discussed/ shared jigsaw-style
  • Fill out Dynasty Chart for Tang & Song

Monday 11/26 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • Confucius Quiz
  • Han Dynasty Reading
Next Class:
  • Review Han
  • Assign/ begin Tang & Song readings
  • for 1b show Han movie
  • Dynasty song
  • exam discussion
Homework:
  • Complete Han Dynasty information for Dynasty Chart
  • Shanghai reflection due
  • Dropbox/ hand-in Shanghai project

Thursday 11/22 (1a)

In class:
  • Confucius Quiz
  • Shanghai reflection
Next Class:
  • Dynasty work (chart, reading, movie)
Homework:
  • Look at 'Dynasty' page on wiki, review Han Dynasty information

Wednesday 11/21 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • reviewed projects (4b)
  • checked/ discussed the comparison religion chart and the Confucius worksheet
  • Reviewed the Tao of Pooh
  • Went through & discussed Buddhism (using class powerpoint- on wiki)
  • handed-out and/or received the 1 point back-up agreement
Next class:
  • Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Legalism QEST (Combination Quiz/ Test)
  • Drop-Box or hand-in Shanghai Day project
  • Discussion of final & remainder of semester
  • Dynasties: chart and resources
Homework:
  • study for quiz, including a review Buddhism ppt PJS (#7 of 'Other Resources' on religions wiki page)
  • Complete Venn Diagram (also on religions page. I have given you the words- you decide where they go)

Tuesday 11/20 (1a)

In class:
  • reviewed projects
  • checked/ discussed the comparison religion chart and the Confucius worksheet
  • handed-out 1 point back-up agreement
Next class:
  • Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Legalism QEST (Combination Quiz/ Test)
  • Discussion of final & remainder of semester
  • Dynasties: chart and resources
Homework:
  • study for quiz
  • review Stelzer Buddhism ppt (#7 of 'Other Resources' on religions wiki page)
  • Complete Venn Diagram ((also on religions page. I have given you the words- you decide where they go)

Monday 11/19 (1b- for 4b see below)

In class:
  • Reviewed projects
  • Daoism lecture
Next class:
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECT DUE (for those we reviewed)
  • Homework check (comparison chart and Confucius worksheet)
  • Tao of Pooh
  • Buddhism
  • discussion on meritocracy in China today
  • Promise sheet re backing up your hard-drive
Homework
  • Winnie Pooh reading
  • Daoism review
  • Buddhism introduction

Monday 11/19 (4b)

In class:
  • Homework check (comparison chart and Confucius worksheet)
  • Confucius quotes (individual and group)
  • Daoism lecture
  • handed out 1 point back-up 'promise sheet'
Next class:
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECT DUE (for those we reviewed)
  • review comparison chart and Confucius worksheet
  • 2 presentations to review
  • Tao of Pooh
  • Buddhism
  • discussion on meritocracy in China today
Homework
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECT DUE (for those we reviewed)
  • Winnie Pooh reading
  • Buddhism introduction

Friday 11/16 (1a)

In class we:
  • went over Confucius
  • reviewed Confucius quotes (individual and group)
  • lecture on Daoism
Next class:
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECT DUE
  • homework review (Religion Comparison Chart and Confucius worksheet)
  • Confucius social order (triangle)
  • review Daoism
  • Tao of WInnie the Pooh
  • Buddhism lecture
  • Promise sheet re backing up your hard-drive
Homework:
  • SHANGHAI PROJECT DUE
  • Daoism and Buddhism readings
  • complete two worksheets (see homework review above)
  • 2 presentations to review

Thursday 11/15 (1b & 4b)

In class:
  • today was spent reviewing projects.
  • You have a WEEK to revise/ improve upon what you completed for today
Next Class
  • finish any presentations from Shanghai Day
  • Discussion of Confucius' social order (rank)
  • Confucius quotes
  • Daoism
  • Buddhism (if we get to it)
Homework
  • READ 'Introduction to Buddhism'
  • Complete Confucius Worksheet
  • Continue filling in Philosophy Comparison Chart
  • QUIZ on Tuesday 11/20: Confucius and Daoism (mostly the former)
  • Remember: 1 bonus point for backing-up computer

Wednesday 11/14 (1a)

  • today was spent reviewing projects.
  • You have ONE WEEK to revise/ improve upon what you completed for today (until Thurs. 11/22)
Next Class
  • finish any presentations from Shanghai Day
    Discussion of Confucius' social order (rank)
  • Confucius quotes
  • Daoism
  • Buddhism (if we get to it)
Homework
  • READ 'Introduction to Buddhism'
  • Complete Confucius Worksheet
  • Continue filling in Philosophy Comparison Chart
  • QUIZ on Tuesday 11/20: Confucius and Daoism (mostly the former)
  • Remember: 1 bonus point for backing-up computer


Tuesday 11/13 (2b & 4b)

  • Confucius lecture (main ideas)
  • discussion of Confucius' impact on China (government, civil service exam, bureaucracy)
Next Class
  • Discussion of Confucius' social order (rank)
  • Confucius quotes
  • Daoism/ Dao of Winnie the Pooh
Homework
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECTS DUE Thursday 11/15
  • Complete Confucius Worksheet
  • Continue filling in Philosophy Comparison Chart
  • QUIZ on Monday 11/19: Confucius and Daoism (mostly the former)
  • Remember: 1 bonus point for backing-up computer

Monday 11/12 (1a)

  • Confucius lecture (main ideas)
  • discussion of Confucius' impact on China (government, civil service exam, bureaucracy)
Next Class
  • Discussion of Confucius' social order (rank)
  • Confucius quotes
  • Daoism
Homework
  • SHANGHAI DAY PROJECTS DUE Wednesday 11/14
  • Complete Confucius Worksheet
  • Continue filling in Philosophy Comparison Chart
  • QUIZ on Friday 11/16: Confucius and Daoism (mostly the former)
  • Remember: 1 bonus point for backing-up computer