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World History Spring 2020

You can still turn in "old" work! Take pictures of your old work, and explain what you want me to look at. Let's keep the work rolling in and bring up our grades! 
You can also do the work using the attachments on this site. Simply download the assignment, complete it, and share it with me! Wow! That was simple...and good!

You can turn in late, old, missing or incomplete work for all classes until
Friday 5 / 22 / 20

If you missed the classwork check, the assignments numbers were:
3rd period: 3, ,4, 9, 12, 16
5th period: 4, 12, 16, 17
Take a picture, send it (them) to me.

Wednesday 3/18/20

1. Finish "Killer Flu"
(see column to the right for the link to the clip. Click on link)

You can find the assignment on the World War I page, in the attachments section, titled "1918 Killer Flu"

3rd period - start at 36:00

5th period - start at 39:50

Take a picture of your film-sheet (all pages) and send the pictures to me (my email is on the home page of this site. You may also fill in the film sheet using Google docs, and then share the doc with me.

2. Lastly, complete the handout, "Casualties of the First World War".
You can find the assignment on the World War I page, in the attachments section, titled, "Casualties of the First World War". Download the assignment into Google docs and share with me when completed.

3. Work on your WWI study guide.

Friday 3/20/20

1. Complete the assignment, "A New Look for Europe". You can find the assignment on the World War One page on my site, in the attachments section. Share the assignment with me.

These maps will help with the assignment:

2. Continue to work on your WWI study guide.

Monday 3/23/20

If you have not completed the propaganda assignment (check Aeries), please finish the assignment, share your posters with me, and send me a picture of your handout.

Wednesday 3/25/20

1. Please check your progress on Aeries. Let's "clean-up" our grades by turning in the current assignments, while catching up on "older" and incomplete assignments.

2. Finish the WWI study guide, take a picture of each page, and send to me.
3. Find your geography trivia study guide (General Geography Final Study Guide), take a picture of each page, and send to me. WAIT! Don't stop reading! If you finish the study guide by adding the trivia to the Nations of the Former Soviet Union and Australia / Oceania / Antarctica, I'll give you EXTRA CREDIT for the assignment. The study guide AND the trivia can be found on the "Geography" page of this site.

Friday 3/27/20

It looks like many of you are keeping up with the work. Good. We should have most of our "loose ends" cleaned up at this point.

Remember when we did the letter home from the front prep a few weeks ago?
Here's a link to the assignment if you have forgotten:


Now we are going to write the letter.
The link to the assignment is here:


Follow the instructions on the handout. Don't forget to include a bibliography. Mrs. Martin has a clip on the assignment and the sources / citations for you to look at. You can find it here:


Here is a link to the library pathfinder:


Here is a link to the passwords for the library resources:


Regarding your TWO sources (your bibliography), please highlight EACH source (in the bibliography) in a different color.
Next, highlight "where" you used the information in your letter. Use the same color you used in your bibliography. I want to see where you actually used your sources, and I want to see if you actually used TWO sources.

Here is an example of a letter with the highlighting:


Remember, you are using TWO sources.

Remember to follow the assignment handout (please see above).
You are not writing an encyclopedia entry, or a script for a documentary about WWI. You are writing to someone you know. Write to them about your "experiences". If you describe what you are seeing, feeling, hearing..., you should be able to cover the four themes of the letter.

Normally, we would do this in one block period. This should not take too long. When finished, share the letter and your bibliography. If you have any questions, let me know, but look at the instructions, the library page, Mrs. Martin's clip, the example... before you ask.

That should "clean-up" everything that was "loose in our class.
More to come next week...

Monday 3/30/20 - Wednesday 4/1/20

1. Finish the letter (see above).

2. Do all old or missing work in Aeries. Think of this as an opportunity!

Friday 4/3/20

We will be on break until Monday 4/13/20. As always, no work assigned over the weekend, or breaks. Feel free to enjoy yourself. Keep your eye on Aeries and keep your grades up. See you in ten days.

Monday 4/6/20

Although there is no new work assigned this week, check Aeries. You can still work on “old” assignments and get credit for them. Don’t miss this great opportunity. For our class, it is really a once in a lifetime chance for points.

Friday 4/17/20

Although we are done with the "old work" that was left over from when we last saw each other, you may have noticed that there is work left for us on "Edgenuity". Please continue to get our work done. There is still credit out there.
Also, if you have not finished the old work, there is still time. We have six weeks left. Keep working. Keep raising your grades.
Talk to you soon.

Wednesday 4/22/20

This is what I sent you yesterday, Tuesday April 21, 2020; that is, if you got or checked your email:

"We have reached a point in the course where we have completed all of the "old" work that we still had in place before we stopped meeting in person. Many of you have done some or all of the old work. Nice going! Some of you are moving slowly, and you may have noticed the impact on your grade. If you are in this group, please get started. There is still time...but it is almost gone. Six weeks from today 6/2/20, is the last day of the term."

"In addition to the old work, you may have noticed that we have "new" work on Edgenuity. I want you to finish our old work (please see Aeries and  this page for details), but there will be credit for your work on Edgenuity. Don't think of this as hours of work every day, or even every other day, think of it as work to keep you moving forward in either economics or world history. Keep in mind that I want you to pass your classes. Please keep up with your school work, but also take care of yourself. Try to enjoy yourself. I am thinking of you often, and miss our time together."

I'll be watching my email and Edgenuity often. Let's go to work!

Talk to you soon,


Wednesday 4/29/20

Don't forget about the work for our class on Edgenuity. There is still credit to be earned as you work on this part of our course. If you have not completed our "old" work, please check this page, and Aeries, in order to make sure you are caught up. Please take this opportunity seriously. I want you all to pass this course. I want you to graduate.

Keep working.

Friday 5/8/20

You should be working on edgenuity at this point. Please remember, there are points for your effort. There are less than four weeks left to complete all of our work, please keep working.
Please check everything: Aeries, this site, and edgenuity as you complete the school year. Let's all pass our classes. There is really no reason not to pass.

Also, check this out from Mr. Palm:

We need all students to sign up for a check out time at the links below. 

Collect/Pick Up Process

  *   Students will be allowed to sign up for a time to come to campus to complete the following all at one time:

     *   Students Return Textbooks/Library Books

     *   Students Return English Novels

     *   Seniors Pick Up Graduation Purchases (If they haven’t already)

     *   Students Pick Up Medications

     *   Students will Clear Out All Lockers (Bring a bag to carry everything)

     *   Students Can Pay Fines

  *   Here are the days that each class will have to sign up.  The links below are how students sign up for a time to check out of school this year.  This link will be published and sent to our families today.  Please assist us and share this Check Out form with your students and encourage them to do this.

     *   Sophomores (May 19 & 20) https://forms.gle/D7rw3rypuGKLWNPi6

     *   Juniors (May 26 & 27) https://forms.gle/QpQYzfHQCXjPSQG56

     *   Seniors (May 21 & 22) https://forms.gle/dMRCu9UWLe1XGamC8

Take care of yourselves. I miss you and our time together. Email if you have any questions or concerns. Good luck in these last few weeks. Let's finish strong.


Wednesday 5/13/20

I hope you are all well. Three weeks from today, Tuesday 6/2, is the last day of the semester. I am putting the final touches on your grades in Aeries. There is still some credit for what you are doing in Edgenuity.

Please keep working.

The credit will be less for the Edgenuity work when compared with our "old" coursework. Now is the time to complete anything that you are planning to complete. There are many reasons why some of you have not been working. The time for not working is almost past.

Please keep working.

If you have still not sent me some of your work, please send it to me now. If you are not sure how to complete the work, please refer to my posts above. I would like to get you credit. I know that most of you want to pass the class. I am certain that some of you do not want to do the work, but I know that most of you want to pass the class. I am fairly sure that your parents want you to pass the class. Please finish the work and send it to me.

Please keep working.

I'll finish the way I finished last time,

"Take care of yourselves. I miss you and our time together. Email if you have any questions or concerns. Good luck in these last few weeks. Let's finish strong.


Thursday 5/28/20 - Friday 5/29/20

I hope that you are all well. I also hope that your classes went well. I realize that this could not be how you imagined the year ending. I had hoped that we could meet again in class, but this is the best that we could do. As I thought about the end of this school year, I fell back on something I think about often: song lyrics.

When all of this started, I went back and forth between how serious this situation really is. Sometimes I felt like some of the lyrics from "Mama Told Me Not To Come" by Three Dog Night. If you are not familiar with the lyrics, the part that I thought of goes like this,

"This is the craziest party that there ever could be, Oh don't turn on the light, 'Cause I don't wanna see"

After a few weeks, I started to feel like some of the lyrics from "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar. Here are the lyrics that I thought of:

"Well you're a real tough cookie with a long history

Of breaking little hearts like the one in me
That's okay, let's see how you do it
Put up you dukes, let's get down to it
Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away"

Honestly, I don't want to finish this school year thinking about viruses and distance learning. I want to think about things like this: If you don't know it, Bob Marley has a true classic that I believe sounds as fresh today as ever. The song is "Three Little Birds".

"Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying', (this is my message to you)
Singing' don't worry 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing' don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"

Lastly, I thought of an old song that most of you have never heard. Some of the lyrics sum up what I think of when I think of our time together in class. The song's name is "Thanks for the Memory".

"We who could laugh over big things
Were parted by only a slight thing
I wonder if we did the right thing
Oh, well, that's life, I guess"

"Awfully glad I met you
Cheerio and toodle-oo
Thank you
Thank you so much"

Thank you and if I see you again, I look forward to it. If not, good luck and have a nice life!

One last word from KISS and one of my favorite songs,

"I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day!"

Take care of yourselves -

mr-jenkins.com is an authorized Jenkins website. "I approve of this website" - Jenkins
All rights reserved.                                                         A mindless drone production.

"You wake up late for school, man, you don't wanna go"
- (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)

Good News! Now everyone can "play" world history at home.

Clips used in class!

Check this out! This message came from the district.
Students may choose to receive letter grades for the semester, or they may choose to receive a Pass/No Mark grade for the semester. The option for letter grades will be available to students who choose either distance learning option (online or paper packets). Universities and colleges are developing admissions policies for students earning pass marks instead of letter grades.  While the District does not control college admissions processes, it is our belief that colleges will develop policies that do not discriminate against students who receive pass marks instead of letter grades during the closure. UC and CSU campuses will not require a letter grade for the mandatory a-g courses taken in high school this year (2020) in winter, spring or summer. Families may choose the Pass/No Mark option anytime during the semester up until May 22, 2020. By mid-May, the District will receive written notification from most colleges as to their updated admission criteria.

The Pass Mark may be issued for any grades earned for the semester from A to D. F grades will be awarded No Marks for the semester. Students receiving No Marks will not earn credit. The Pass or No Mark will not be averaged into the students’ GPA. Counselors are finalizing the process by which families notify the District of their students’ grading option choice by course (letter grade or Pass/No Mark).