Saturday, February 26, 2011

B Day Periods 9-10: Living Conditions during the Industrial Revolution

Hey everyone! Today we discussed how people began to move into cities to be closer to the factories during the Industrial Revolution. Since cities were not prepared to cater to the large population coming in within a small period of time, they crowded them into tenement houses. During this time, overcrowding and lack of sanitation led to diseases spreading rapidly. Among these outbreaks were cholera and typhoid.

For homework, you are to finish your political cartoon packets so that you may understand the conditions during this time. Please make sure you answer each question fully. I will check it and discuss on next Thursday (I do not have class with you on Tuesday). Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Day: New Inventions

Hey everyone! Today we talked about how the agricultural revolution in Great Britain brought a huge increase in population and a need for more necessities. Your homework is to read pp.718-722 and write a paragraph on what you believe was the most significant invention out of the examples that they give. I will check this on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What is the most important inventions in the 20th century?

Hey everyone! Today we learned about the transition from cottage industry production to factory production. We talked about how a revolution in agriculture (new methods of agriculture and new inventions) ultimately led to a boom in population and a need for specific goods (such as textiles). To meet that demand, new inventions were created to increase the quanitity of good (sparking the Industrial Revolution).

We talked about how new inventions during these revolutions (inventions in agriculture, industry, and transportation) changed society. Your assignment is to research new inventions during the 20th century (1900-1999) and write a couple short paragraphs on which inventions were the most important to our society today and explain why. You must have 3 inventions in each of the following categories: agriculture, industry, and transportation.

Please remember to bring your comparison papers on the French Revolution and the current crisis in the Middle East. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Egypt Protests: B Day

Hey everyone! I just wanted to remind you of the assignment for the weekend (due on Wednesday).

You are to research the current crisis in Egypt. These events have many similarities with the French Revolution (which we have been discussing for the last 2weeks). You are to research these similarities and write a 1-2 page comparison of the two.

I will be grading grammar and spelling because this is a formal paper. Also, this assignment must be typed and printed. This will be worth 15 points. Email me with any questions you may have.

Have a great 4-day weekend everyone!

~Mr. Mazur

Friday, February 11, 2011

B Day Period 9-10: Latin American Revolutions

Hey Period 9-10! Today we began to talk about how the success of the American and French Revolutions spread to colonies in Latin America. For homework, you are going to read about several revolutions against Spanish rule in South America. Please read pp. 682-686 in your textbook (starting with the section entitled "Creoles Lead Independence") Please take brief notes on the 4 main countries that you learn about (Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil). Please focus on why the revolution started, who were the major leaders, and what was the impact of the revolutions.

Please email me if you have any questions. Remember that your test is going to be giiven on next Thursday (February 17). Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

B Day Homework: The Congress of Vienna

Hey everyone. Today we discussed what led to Napoleon Bonaparte's downfall. We analyzed key mistakes he made while trying to expand. We also briefly looked at Louis XVIII's rule and Napoleon's comeback (called the 100 Days). For homework, you are to finish the K-W-L chart on Napoleon. What did you learn about Napoleon during these classes? Use at least four examples.

Also, please read the textbook pages and fill in the worksheet that I sent you in your school emails. The page numbers are at the top of the worksheet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur

Monday, February 7, 2011

B Day Homework: Napoleon's Downfall

Hey everyone. Today we analyzed how Napoleon Bonaparte was able to gain the support the people in France and ultimately power. Today you will read further into his rule by reading pp. 665-671 in your textbooks. Please take notes and bring to class. I will be checking these the next class we have. Good luck!

~Mr. Mazur

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Public Executions

Hey everyone! Today we learned why the French Revolution turned more violent than the American Revolution. We looked at the Reign of Terror and how Robespierre used fear to keep order and prevent chaos in France from 1793-1794. We also discussed the usage of the guillotine for public executions and why it was used during the time period.

As we know, public executions still happen in many countries today. Your homework is to research a country that still uses public execution. Why do they use it? What do they do? Answer these questions within one or two paragraphs.

Also be safe while researching these. ONLY USE CREDIBLE WEBSITES OR NEWS SITES WHILE DOING THIS RESEARCH. I do not want you to research on youtube or any sites that may be inappropriate. Stick to any websites that have a .edu or .org in it. For news stories, stick to CNN, New York Times, Life, etc.

~Mr. Mazur

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

French Revolution Comic Book

The French Revolution comic book is due next class in the beginning of the period. We will not have any time to finish it during class, so make sure you finish it for homework or during co-curricular. Good luck!

~Mr. Mazur