8/25-8/26 Notes, Assignments & YouTube

Class Notes

We finished our lecture on the early development of man and concluded with the rise of civilizations. Your first test will be next Wednesday and Thursday, (9/02-03/09) depending on the day of your block. It will cover everything from the first lecture to civilizations. (5th hour will have it Thursday)

Here is a handout with a few important points  from today’s lecture.

Key points to Neolithic Revolution lesson (Click on this link)

Class Assignment, Essay  & YouTube

Our first essay is assigned for Thursday and Friday this week. To help our students, I gave them a compare and contrast assignment using a  “T bar” organizer (similar to a Venn Diagram for concrete sequentials) to compare and contrast Neanderthals and Cro Magnon.

To help students better understand the differences and similarities of Cro Magnon and Neanderthals,  Shea (My TA) found an interesting video that we know will help.  Shea, watched the entire series of segments and strongly recommends it. Please take a few minutes and watch it . There will be a discussion in class about it, and maybe a quiz. You only have to watch the FIRST segment but, if you want to watch more, feel free.  Shea and I will be happy to discuss it with you. Watching more of these segments definitely will help you with your essay.

Notes from your TA

Topic: If You Missed A Class.

In class today a question was brought up about missing class and what to do about it. To help you keep up with classwork, follow Shea’s helpful tips.

1. Always check the website. We use this site for your benefit. It should be a lifeline for you.  Even if you DON’T miss a class, you should always check this site.

2. Talk to a Friend. If you have a friend in your class, or another class that Mr. Falvo teaches, talk to them and see if you can get the notes from them.

3. Come talk to us. Both myself and Mr. Falvo are here for you. if you miss class and want the notes, email us or come see us. Even if you miss class, you will be responsible for the notes you have missed.

It is your responsibility to get your missed work. We will not come and find you if you miss a class. The only way Mr. Falvo or I  can help you is if you contact us. I am on campus Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mr. Falvo is here from 7:15AM-4:30PM every day.

My email address is APWorldHistory2009@gmail.com Please email me with any questions. I know a few students have already done so, and I hope to see more of you emailing me with questions, concerns, or anything else you need. I do check it every few hours, and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. If I don’t get back to you that night, come see me in Mr. Falvo’s room. You can also email Mr. Falvo at pfalvo99@yahoo.com or come see him in his room. Please, do not be afraid to come talk to us.


Please try to get The Princeton’s Review’s “Cracking the AP World History” book as well. We will be using this book this year. You will be getting textbooks soon.

Summer Homework Reminder… again.

Don’t forget about doing your summer homework. I know it’s not due for over a month, but it shouldn’t be put off until the last minute or the night before. The questions are based on Prologue and Chapters 1-3 in “Guns, Germs, and Steel” By Jared Diamond. You will need to buy the book and it is available at Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million. We will be reading selected chapters throughout the rest of the semester, so hold on to it. The summer homework handout can be found at www.ofalvo.com and is due September 28th.

See you in class!



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Teach AP History teacher at William T. Dwyer High School...AP World History, AP US History, and AP European History.
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