Just a heads up…

Hi guys! I’ve some sad news. My husband’s dad, who’s stepped in for my Dad for the last four years, died last night.

I am going to be less available this week. My room is closed for hanging out during lunch and after school, since I will not be able to work as much at home.

If you’d like to come into 406 during lunch or after school for tutoring, please let me know and I’ll write you a pass.

And seriously, only come for work stuff, okay? I promise I’ll be normal next week.

I will be out on Monday for a teacher’s conference and might be out later in the week, depending on the arrangements.

I adore you, my little scholars. Even when I’m cranky and stuff, I want you to know that being your teacher is so amazing.

Sorry for the mush. Go read the homework I sent you.

See you Tuesday.

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Studying for the Key Concept Quiz?

Here are some exciting study guides! Key Concept 1
Key Concept 2.1
Key Concept 2.2
Key Concept 2.3

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Key Concept 2.3 The Development of Land and Maritime Trade Routes and Technology and The Spread of Crops and Disease Pathogens Along Classical Trade Routes

Reading Assignment: Bentley pgs. 288-294, 300-302; Andrea and Overfield pgs. 161-163

Don’t have Andrea yet? (WHY, you’re killing me!!)

Pliny the Elder, Natural History

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Imperial Collapse: Internal and External Problems in Han China and the Roman Empire

Assigned Readings

Bentley pgs. 302-303, 305-308; The Fall of Rome [HANDOUT]

Lose your handouts?

These are a close version of your handout. They are NOTexactly the same, but can work in a pinch.

Marcellinus, “The People called the Huns.”

Rutilius Numantius, “Give ear to me Queen of the world

College Board Standards

IV. The Roman, Han, Persian, Mauryan, and Gupta empires created political, cultural, and administrative difficulties that they could not manage, which eventually led to their decline, collapse and transformation into successor empires or states.

A. Through excessive mobilization of resources, imperial governments caused environmental damage (such as deforestation, desertification, soil erosion or silted rivers) and generated social tensions and economic difficulties by concentrating too much wealth in the hands of elites. 

B. External problems resulted from security issues along their frontiers, including the threat of invasions. (such as between Han China and Xiongnu; Gupta and the White Huns; or between Romans, and their northern and eastern neighbors)

Helpful Links

World History Crash Course: The Fall of Rome

World History Crash Course: The Roman Republic, The Roman Empire

World History Crash Course: China

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Athens: Cities in the Shadow of Empire

Reading for tomorrow:

Bentley pgs. 236-237, 272-277 Andrea pgs. 105-111

Don’t have an Andrea and book for tonight’s reading? Read a version of Pericles’ Funeral Oration online here. 

College Board Standards to help you study.. 

III. Unique social and economic dimensions developed in imperial societies in Afro-Eurasia and the Americas.

A. Cities served as centers of trade, public performance of religious rituals, and political administration for states and empires (such as ATHENS that you’re reading about tonight). 

B. The social structures of all empires displayed hierarchies that included cultivators, laborers, slaves, artisans, merchants, elites or caste groups.

C. Imperial societies relied on a range of methods to maintain the production of food and provide rewards for the loyalty of the elites including corvée, slavery, rents and tributes, peasant communities and family and household production. 

D. Patriarchy continued to shape gender and family relations in all imperial societies of this period. 

Helpful Links:

Author John Green does a pretty decent review of Greek history in his World History Crash Course video series. 

John Green on Alexander the Great

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Check out this mix on @8tracks: “Studying “

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CP World History

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Class Notes for 8/28

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The Ghost Town of Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Hundreds of cities and towns across Europe was devastated by loss of life and destruction of property during World War II. The village of Oradour-sur-Glane in central France was no exception.

On June 10th 1944, only a few days after the Allied landings in Normandy, German troops entered the village of Oradour-sur-Glane and rounded up as many men, woman, and children that they could find. Within hours 642 of the villagers lay dead and dying. The men were massacred by machine gun fire in cattle sheds and the woman and children were locked in a church that was set on fire (picture 3 shows the remains of the church). After the massacre, the SS set fire to the rest of the village. Despite a trial at Bordeaux, the SS unit that massacred the town was never brought to justice. 

After the war, the president of France, Charles De Gaulle, declared that the village of Oradour should be rebuilt next to where the town had previously stood. They wanted the burnt-out remains of the old village to be preserved and stand as a poignant reminder about the atrocities of war. In 1999 French president Jacques Chirac dedicated a memorial museum, the Centre de la mémoire d’Oradour, near the entrance to the Village Martyr (“martyred village”).

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Thomas Peter’s blog on Poolside floods

“At some point the helicopter made a right turn, dipping the side I was sitting on deep below the horizon. And there it was right below me, the epitome of the absurd flood picture: the baby-blue oval of a swimming pool evenly surrounded by muddy water. I trained my 300mm lens straight down and composed as well as I could, which was a challenge in the soaring air stream that nearly snatched my camera out of my hands. I fired off some 10 frames before the chopper leveled out. The picture was gone. No one else on board had seen it.”

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