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What We’re Reading: World History

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What our freshmen students are reading in World History and AP World History.

World History:  Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy 

Teacher Commentary: Takes place in England and France during the early period of the French Revolution. It is the story of a beautiful French actress who becomes the wife of a wealthy Englishman. The story is filled with the various plots of the Scarellet Pimpernel to free the aristocrats of Paris who are being guillotined daily.

AP World History: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Teacher Commentary: The story focuses on pre- and post-colonial life in late nineteenth century Nigeria. The novel is divided into three parts, with the first describing Okonkwo’s family, personal history, and the customs and society of the Igbo people. The second and third sections introduce the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on the Igbo community.


Freshmen Amanda Myers and Joshua Andrews

Freshmen Amanda Myers and Joshua Andrews

Museum Madness

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Some impressive 3D designs!

“Museum Madness” in World History! At the completion of the study of the Roman Empire, students presented a 3D image of their given topic, as well as a 1-2 page explanation of the impact and importance it had on Roman society. During their presentation students attempted to convince the class that their exhibit should be a part of the Roman Museum.

World History and their museum exhibits!

Renaissance Art

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At the completion of their study of the Renaissance, World History students tried their hand at reproducing a work of art from either the Netherlands, Italy, Germany or France. Check out some impressive replicas below!








World History: Ancient Greece

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During the World History unit on Ancient Greece, everyone chose an individual project to highlight one aspect of the Greek culture.  Below you can see student work from the following scholars: Noah Pratt made a cornicopia of things that the Greeks contributed to modern day culture, Taylor Foglio made a replica of the crown that was awarded to the winner of the Olympics, and Lucas Walter constructed the three type of pillars used in Greek architecture.

In an impressive demonstration of creativity and talent, Esther Nor-Ashkarian composed and performed a rap you may play below!



Noah Pratt, Taylor Foglio, and Lucas Walter showing off their great work!

AP World History: Projects Complete!

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The AP World History students recently completed class projects that were worked on while studying ancient China. Some of the subjects included the Chinese dragon, a pagoda, landscape, ancient Chinese container and dragon burner. This is a great supplement to the reading and class discussion about ancient China.

Take a look at the finished products below!



AP World History: Ancient China

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AP World History students are currently studying ancient China. They are creating various items that depict the ancient Chinese culture. Some of the subjects include the Chinese dragon, a pagoda, landscape, ancient Chinese container and dragon burner. This is a great supplement to the reading and class discussion about ancient China.



Davis Raz, Jingjing Liu, and Joseph Fruehauf



Rachel Hultgren hard at work



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