Friday, May 27, 2011

Election Results

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!

First, I would like to say how proud that I am of everyone who ran for Student Council. Everyone's dedication to the cause was fantastic and it really was amazing how much effort everyone put into their campaigns. Posters were fantastic and speeches were inspiring. When I counted the ballots, I can also say that the election was extremely close and that everyone that ran really would have done a fantastic job and were worthy of the position that they were running for.

With that said, Student Council for next year is:

President: Deyanira Bazan
Vice President: Justine Plummer
Secretary: Megan Dougherty
Treasurer: Nijah Green
Public Relations: Amber Chabus, Amanda Valazquez, and Amirah Whitfield
Historians: Ryan Kelly and Claire Meehan

Have a great rest of the weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

World War II and Test

Hey everyone. This is just a reminder that your homework is to read pp. 931-935 and pp. 940-947 and complete the worksheet that I have handed out. I will check this next class.

Also, your air raid projects are due next class. Please make sure you complete this and email me if you have any questions.

Lastly, your test is going to be on Thursday (B Day) and Friday (A Day) of next week. Please complete the study guide and hand it in on the day of the test. For A Day students, I have emailed you the study guide. If you have any questions or would like any clarification on any topics, please feel free to email me or stay during co-curricular or after school.

Have a great Memorial Day! Congratulations to all of the Freshmen who ran for a position in Freshmen Student Council!

~Mr. Mazur

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Air Raid Writing Assignment

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! During last couple classes, we discussed the impact that World War II had on ordinary citizens. We discussed the beliefs of the Nazi Party in Germany, the result of the Blitz on British citizens, and the impact of the attack of Pearl Harbor on the United States. For homework during the next week, you are to write a short story or scene relating to the air raids and the emotional impact that these had on ordinary citizens. Please read the assignment details on the project worksheet and email me if you have any questions. Remember that the assignment will be due on May 31 and June 1 (whichever day I see your class after Memorial Day).

Have a great rest of the weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Journal Entry: Pre-WWII

Hey everyone. Today we discussed how a country's beliefs influences their actions during wartime. We looked at several instances before World War II: Japan during the Nanking Massacre, Italy and Germany in their expansion in Africa and Europe, and Great Britain and France in their appeasement of Nazi Germany.

For homework, you are to make a journal entry and take the role of someone who was living during one of the events we discussed. You can take on the role of a Nanking citizen or a Japanese soldier during the Nanking massacre, a Jewish citizen of Austria during the Anschluss, a British citizen responding to his/her country's actions toward Germany, etc.

Please make sure the journal entry is appropriate. Remember that this is a school assignment.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stalin and the Soviet Union

Today we discussed how Vladimir Lenin began transforming Russia after the Russian Revolution in 1917. We discussed how he instituted a policy with a mix of capitalism and communism (New Economic Policy) in order to stabilize the war-torn economy. When Lenin died, the newly formed Soviet Union was passed down to Josef Stalin (his general secretary).

For homework, you are to read pp. 874-879 in your textbook and fill in the graphic organizer that I handed out at the end of class. We will be starting World War II during next class.

Have a great weekend and congratulations to the dancers for a fantastic show!

~Mr. Mazur

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rise of World Dicatators

Hey everyone! Today we reviewed the Treaty of Versailles and discussed briefly the economic effects that it had on Europe (especially Germany). For homework, I gave you a specific leader to research. As we know, many radical political parties are going to rise because of the severe economic hardships within Europe. For homework, you are to research your person and explain within a paragraph or two how and why that person rose to power. The three people are:

1.) Adolf Hitler
2.) Benito Mussolini
3.) Emperor Hirohito

For those of you that did not do well on the pop quiz today, this is a sign that you should study the information. A great strategy is to study a little every day so that you do not forget the information. Also, remember that if you have any questions, email me or see me after class! Lastly, if you missed a class, it is your responsibility to get the work you have missed. There is no excuses that you did not learn the material! It is your responsibility when you are absent!

Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur