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Hiroo Onoda’s Scrapbook – Practicing POV and Chronolization

April 8, 2015


This week in WHAP students are reading about Nation Building in east Asia and the Pacific rim post WWII.  In addition to the chapter reading, students read about Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who did not surrender his post in the Philopines during WWII until 29 years after the official end.  The NY times article (found […]

Harkness Discussion of Just War Theory and the World Wars

March 12, 2015


This past week in AP World History I introduced the concept of Just War Theory to the class as we explored Period 6 of the AP World History Curriculum.  Specifically, themes surrounding WWI and WWII.  Students engaged in a Harkness style discussion applying Just War Theory concepts to WWI and WWII.  To prep, I gave them a […]

Mapping the Columbian Exchange and Globalization – Mental Maps

December 23, 2014


I’ve found myself using mental maps with students quite more than I have in the past – asking them to visually represent a topic or idea we are working on in class.  There are some great digital tools to do this, however I’ve found that in a school that isn’t 1:1, students do best with making a […]