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Anthony Ramienski

ANTHONY J.  RAMIENSKI
 

 It’s this simple: "Learn by doing, keep it moving and give a damn". 

Information as of 11 April 2014

Daily announcements are on the NEWS forum on the THS website.


SCHOOL CLOSINGS
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Snow Day Info
FCPS posted information on the callendar changes that have been made, and answers to frequently asked questions:


The 2013-14 School Calendar – Where Are We Now?-UPDATED INFO!!! READ!!!
http://www.fcps.org/Page/844

 


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: ANTHONY J. RAMIENSKI
ADDRESS: TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL, 5312 BALLINGER CREEK, FREDERICK MD 21703
PHONE: 240-236-6400 (School-emergencies)--240-236-6499 (Voice mail-checked once a day at best)
EMAIL:
ANTHONY.RAMIENSKI@FCPS.ORG (checked twice a day or more)
I PREFER EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
BA, History and Government, St. John’s University, NY
MA, History, Columbia University, NY
Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Maryland Advanced Professional Certification for Social Studies 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
United States Army Officer, 1979-2003
Summary:
    Twenty four years as a United States Army officer specializing in both tactical and signals intelligence.
    Served twice in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division. Rated master parachutist with 94 parachute jumps.
    Eight years of service with the National Security Agency, working in liaison, operations and doctrine
Social Studies Teacher, Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville MD, 2004-2005
    American History Teacher
Social Studies Teacher, Tuscarora High School, Frederick MD, 2005-Present
Ramienski Vitae

COURSES I AM PRESENTLY TEACHING:
MODERN WORLD HISTORY-MERIT AND HONORS
WORLD WAR II
UNITED STATES HISTORY, 1945 TO THE PRESENT
GLOBAL ISSUES

TEACHING SCHEDULE 2nd Semester 2014
Block 1- Modern World History(Honors)
Block 2- Modern World History(Honors
Block 3- Planning---4th lunch
Block 4- Modern World History(Honors)

TUTORING-Tutoring will be done on a case by case basis by appointment.
I am usually in my classroom every duty day until 2: 45 pm or later 


ACTIVITIES:
ADVISOR, TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC TEAM
ADVISOR, TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB

ACADEMIC TEAM- INFORMATION
2011 ACADEMIC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 
Academic Team Flier

MODEL UNITED NATIONS- INFORMATION


The FCPS Model UN simulation will be held this school year during the first semester.
 

Next Model UN meeting at THS: TBA
County Model UN Meeting at Hood College-December 7th



BLOGS AND REFERENCE SECTION:
GENERAL INFORMATION

BLOG: Ramienski's View of History and Critical Thinking
BLOG: RAMIENSKI'S "Three Secrets of the Teenage Brain"
BLOG: Ramienski's "Educational Philosophy"


REFERENCES
This Day in History courtesy of The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday
FCPS Research Portal:
http://www2.youseemore.com/FCPS/readyref.asp?
THS English Department Editing Standards--Use this for all writing assignments in my classes
THS English Department Outline Standard --Use this for all writing assignments in my classes
Need to make "flash cards"?
go here 
http://quizlet.com/


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COURSE WORK:



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Modern World History


MWH General Course Information

Course syllabus - SPRING 2014 

Patterns of Interaction Electronic Textbook Site: http://my.hrw.com/

Term 3

Unit 1 and 2 Trade, Travel, Renaissance and Reformation

Unit 1 and 2 Review Sheet-lists all quizzes, tests and projects
HW1 and HW2 Syllabus and Answer Three Questions due 15 January
HW3 The Silk Road Reading and Questions due  17 January

HW4 Vocabulary and Personalities
 
-due 27 January 
(See References above for flash cards-http://quizlet.com/
THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO SNOW DAYS

HW5 Wonders and Whoppers Marco Polo- due 28 Jaunary 2014

HW6 Who Really Discovered America? Reading and Questions-
due 29 January 2014 
The Vikings Readings and Website

HW7 Amerigo Vespucci Flimflam Man - Done in class (Spring 2014)

HW8 Renaissance Peopledue 4 February 2014

The Columbus Project-
Essay and Worksheet due THURSDAY, 23 January 2014

The Columbus Project Rubric
The Columbus Project Worksheet

The Columbus Project Documents and Sources
The Columbus Project Research Web Sites
The Columbus Project Class Closure hand in before the end of class


UNIT 1 and 2 ASSESSMENTS
UNIT 1 and 2 QUIZ-ON LINE  30 January due 2:30 pm 4 February

UNIT 1 and 2 TEST-ON LINE 6 February due 2:30 pm 11 February    

Unit 3 Absolutism, Enlightenment and Revolution

Unit Review sheet-Spring 2014

HW9 Absolute Monarchs
due 19 February 2014 

HW 10 Machiavelli Love or Fear due 20 February 2014 

HW11 Philip II of Spain Essay due 24 February 2014
 

PROJ Louis XIV Timeline Project due 28 February 2014

HW12 Peter the Great due 25 February 2014
 

HW13 Main Events in 17th Century English History due 4 March

HW14 Enlightenment Personalities due 5 March   

PROJ Enlightenment Social Contract In-Class Projects
due 11 March -with Unit 3 test

 
HW15 French Revolution People and Ideas due 11 March  
French Revolution Reading

The Absolute Monarchs Project-NOT ISSUED SPRING 2014
The Absolute Monarchs Project Rubric
The Absolute Monarchs Project Worksheet 
The Absolute Monarch Projects Project Closure-See Mr Ramienski


Unit 3 ASSESSMENTS
REMEMBER LOOK FOR "SPRING 2014"on assessment
UNIT 3 QUIZ---due Monday, 3 March 2014 

Unit 3 TEST -due Friday, 14 March 2014  
Enlightenment Project Part 1 and 2 are also due

Unit 4 The Industrial Revolution and Victorian Age

Unit Review Sheet

HW16 Industrial Age Personalities - 18 March 

The Darwin Project-Due 17 March
The Darwin Project Rubric

The Darwin Project Worksheet



Darwin and his Daughter
read this first

Darwin BiographyArticles
Darwin Bio NYT Obiturary
Darwin Bio Timeline
Darwin Bio Illness
Darwin Bio Atheism
Darwin Bio Inbreeding
Darwin Bio Darwin, wife and daughter

Darwin's Ideas
Ideas Relevant Terms
Ideas Origin of Species
Ideas Happy Birthday
Ideas Darwin's Legacy

Ideas Encyclopedia Article Evolution
Ideas Darwin's Finches

Intelligent Design, Creationism and Religion
Strengths Weaknesses
Thoughts about Evolution
Defending Evolution
Evolution and ID
Te
aching ID
Creationists and Smithsonian
Evolution or Creationism
Life's complexity

Map where evolution is taught or not taught
The Roman Catholic Church and Evolution
Creationists vs. Evolutionists: An American Story-

HW17 Child Labor Documents-due NA   
HW18  ISMs Identification-due NA 

ASSESSMENTS
Unit 4 QUIZ due 21 March 2014    -get scantron from Mr. R

UNIT 4 TEST
due 25 March-NO EXTENSIONS
get scantron from Mr. Ramienski



FCPS APPROVED CRES-1 April 2014
PART "A" REVIEW Packet


Term 4   Term 4   Term 4   Term 4

BEGINS Monday 31 March 2014 


Unit 5 Nationalism and Imperialism
Unit Review Sheet

HW 19 Nationalism Personalities and Terms - due 3 April 2014    

HW 20 German Empire Cartoon -due 7 April 2014 

Men of Daring Project-due MONDAY, 14 April 2014 
Men of Daring Project Rubric

Men of Daring Worksheet

Men of Daring Examples
Men of Daring Cartoon Rhodes
Men of Daring Cartoon Stanley
Men of Daring Rhodes Articles
Men of Daring Stanley Articles



IMPERIALISM  HWs
HW21 Personalities and Vocabulary-due 9 April 2014 


HW21A British Empire Exercise-due 11 April 2014 

HW22 Gandhi Reading and questions-not issued Spring 2014 

ASSESSMENTS
Unit 5 Quiz due Tuesday, 8 April 2014 
Make sure this says SPRING 2014 on Quiz

Unit 5 Quiz German Map in Color

UNIT 5 TEST due MONDAY, 21 April 2014 
See Mr. R for scantron

Unit 6 The Wars of the World

Unit Review Sheet

HW23 Causes for WWI -due 12 November 2013 -to be done in class Spring 2014

HW24 Vocabulary and Personalities -due 22 April 2014  

HW25 Battle analysis-see Mr R for reading
-due 18 November 2013
 
HW26 Reasons for the US Entry into WWI- due 19 November 2013  

HW27 Russian Revolution 
-not assigned Fall 2013

HW28 WWII Vocabulary and Personalities
- due 3 December 2013

HW29 Fascism Communism comparison-not assigned Fall 2013 
HW30 Kellogg Briand Treaty-not assigned Fall 2013 
HW31 Hitler Essay-Not assigned Fall 2013 
HW32 Allied Conferences due 11 December   
  
WWI Poetry Project-due Tuesday 29 April  
Poetry Project Rubric


Poetry
Project Worksheet

Poetry Project "The Red Poppy" In Flanders Fields
Poetry Project Web Sites


Unit 6 WWI Test - due 2 DECEMBER 2013  

UNIT 6 WWII TEST- due 16 DECEMBER 2013  
special scantron required see Mr. R



Unit 7 The Contemporary Era
Unit Review Sheet

The Truman Project (due 19 December 2013)
Truman Project Rubric
Truman Project Worksheet

Truman Project Reading A-Prompt and Utter Destruction
Truman Project Reading B- Thank god for the Atomic Bomb
Truman Project Reading 1-Truman Obituary
Truman Project Reading 2-Historical Review
Truman Project Reading 3-Two Time Survivors
Truman Project Reading 4-Decision to Drop A Bomb
Truman Project Reading 5-Decision to Drop A Bomb-Nagasaki
Truman Project Reading 6-Decision to Drop A Bomb- pro-con
Truman Project Reading 7-History of the Atomic bomb
Truman Project Reading 8-Stalin Ended the War

Unit 7 TEST-Due Thursday, 2 January 2014   

CRES-B Review Package             

The World War II Course
Starting 19 August  2013

General Information:
Syllabus with Grading Policies for Fall 2013
C. L. Sulzberger-Author of Text-Biography-Fall 2013
World War II by C. L. Sulzberger-Review-Fall 2013

World War II General Reference Documents
New York Times Index of WWII Articles:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/w/world_war_ii_/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier

Key Summaries
The Russian Revolution Summary
World War I -Summary History
World War II Summary History
World War II -Chronology-Time Line

WORLD WAR II in PHOTOGRAPHS
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/pages/ww2/

World War II Biographies
Top personalities of World War II
Mussolini
Stalin
Hitler
Roosevelt
DeGaulle

Chiang Kai-shek
Francisco Franco
George Patton

Douglas Mac Arthur

The Seeds of World War II
HOMEWORK
 HW1 and 2 Course Syllabus, What is History and Biography Essays-due 20 August

Homework HW3 Textbook and Author Assignment-due 21 August

Homework HW4 Questions for World War I Summary Reading (see above for document)
-due 26 August (GWU?)

Homework HW5 US Entry into WWI
- due 27 August

The Origins of Doughboy

Homework HW6 Definitions- due 29 August
  

Homework HW7 Thomas A. Bailey Reading- due 3 September


Homework HW8 Definitions-due 6 September


The Munich Project--Due Wednesday, 4 September 2013
The Munich Project Rubric
The Munich Project Wikipedia Reading-READ First
The Munich Agreement Germans in Czechoslovakia
The Munich Agreement
The Washington Post Churchill, Chamberlain and GW Bush
Yale University Actual Text of Munich Agreement
NY Times Article 1938 on Munich
Washington Post Why Munich Shouldn't be a Dirty Word
Time Magazine 1938-Chamberlain
Chamberlain "Peace in our time speech"
Ethnic Breakout Czechoslovakia
German Invasion Order-Operation Green-"Case Grun"
Munich Project Additional Websites
Munich Project Closure

ASSESSMENT
UNIT 1 TEST- USE SCANTRON for Multiple Choice Questions 
Test is due MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2013 

THE RISE OF FASCISM

ITALIAN FASCISM READINGS
Italia Irredenta Reading
Italian Empire Reading
Italian Fascism Introductory Lecture/ Reading
Five Initial Readings on Italian Fascism
The Black Shirts
The Origins of the Blackshirts-Arditi and Squadristri
What is Fascism? -Mussolini
Political Dictatorship Under Mussolini
14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism
Fiume Reading
Gabriele d'Annunzio-The First Italian Fascist?
Fiume area Map
Italia Irredenta Map

Homework HW9 Italian Fascism Readings HW
due Monday-9 Sep

Japanese Imperialism
Readings, Homework, and  Assessment


Readings:
Detailed Timeline of Japanese Agression
Origins of the Pacific War
Homework HW10 == Duus Reading Text-

Written Assignments and Assessment
TEST: 
Origins of the Pacific War Questions-Test--due Tues 24 Sep

Homework HW10 - Duus Reading Questions --due Thursday, 12 Sep


WHY WE FIGHT VIDEOS
Why We Fight by Frank Capra-Youtube Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrwT2K3SwGk

Use non-Fcps computer to access this site...

Why We Fight Article

Weimar Germany and the Rise of Hitler

Homework HW11 Von Seekt and the Fuhrerheer-due 18 September 2013 

German Specialist Terms of the Weimar Period

Homework HW12 Rempel The Nazi Road to Power 
HW12 GRADED AS A TEST-due 26 September 2013

Homework HW13 Edward Earle Meade Reading-need to get reading from Mr. R
HW 13 Graded as a Test-due 27 September 2013 

Homework HW14 John Lukacs The Coming of the Second World War
-get reading from Mr. R
-due 4 October

Homework  HW16 Weinburg Article Questions-
 
-due 9 October

KNOW YOUR NAZIS PROJECT
Due 19 September
PROJECT: 
"Know Your Nazis" Personality Cards

RESEARCH SITE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nazi_Party_leaders_and_officials

Unit 2 ASSESSMENT
European Fascism Test-due 8 October
 

 

 

Blitzkrieg Project-Due 3 OCT 2013 
Rubric 

The Blitzkrieg in Poland-Time Magazine article

Operational Art of the Blitzkrieg
First Use of Blitzkrieg in Time Magazine
Blitzkrieg A new Type of Warfare
Project Websites
Handbook on German Armed Forces
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Germany/HB/HB-4.html

GERMAN Strategy 1914 1940 A 1941 analysis of the 1939,1940 Campaigns


Closure
- See Mr Ramienski

ASSESSMENT
FOUR GUYS TEST-due 16 October 2013
Get Scantron from Mr. R

Hitler's path to War
Homework HW17 Kahn -Questions-get article from Mr. R
DUE Monday, 14 October 2013

The Start of World War II in Europe
The Fall of France
Phoney War-Mc Kinder's "Necessary War"

Homework HW18 -Questions- 17 October 2013
 
Homework HW18 Vichy France Reading 
Homework HW18 Vichy France Map
Homework HW18 Colaborationist Reading






The Churchill Project: Brillant or Bluster?
Project Rubric
Churchill Obituary NYT
Churchill is Dead NYT


WWII FIRST TERM FINAL
DUE WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2013
-GET Scantron from Mr. R

InterTerm ASSESSMENT
1940 QUIZ

UNIT 4 "1940 Quiz"-get scantron from Mr. R-
DUE WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2013

SECOND TERM

Barbarossa
Homework HW19 Josef Stalin and June 22 1941-get article from Mr. R
DUE 31 November 2013


KNOW YOUR AMERICANS PROJECT
US Military Leaders-due 7 November 2013 
HW 20 scored as a project

Project Study Guide for GWU


THREE BATTLES: Barbarossa, Midway, Singapore

Homework HW21-Three Readings -Three Battles-4 November
You must get the readings from Mr. R

Barbarosa Reading

UNIT 5 TEST aka Three Battles TEST-use scantron
DUE 21 November 2013



European War MAPEX-due 12 Nov
MAPEX-not issued 2013

Allied and Axis Military Leaders Project
-due 21 November 2013 

Axis and Allied Leaders Project

Allied and Axis Military Leaders Review sheet

War in the Pacific
PEARL HARBOR PROJECT
Not done in 2013
Pearl Harbor Project Rubric
Pearl Harbor Project Closure

The Philippines-1941
Homework HW22 MacArthur Reading-8 November 2013
see also Mac Arthur Obituary in Biography section above

The Solomons-Guadalcanal
Homework 23- "Hell's Point and Our Time in Hell"
get readings from Mr. R
-DUE 14 November  


Homework HW 24 "War of the Worlds" Questions and Reading
Due 20 November 2013 

RACE WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST
Other Race War Work

Homework
HW 25 African Americans during WWII-25 November 2013 

Homework HW26 Auschwitz Articles Questions
get articles from Mr. R
-
Due Wednesday, 4 December 2013

UNIT 6 TEST Holocaust and Race War
-get scantron from Mr. R-Due 13 December 2013


Homework 29 Allied conferences-due 11 December   
(HW27-28 not issued)


Unit 7 and 8 TEST -Due Thursday2 Jan 14


FINAL EXAM DUE 
Wednesday 8 January 2014 
use special scantron

United States History 1945 to the Present:
NOT TAUGHT SY 2011-2012 
General Information:

Syllabus with Grading Policies
About the textbook authors
Presidential Foreign Policy Doctrines
Internet Movie Data Base-IMDB---
http://www.imdb.com---(Is there a Ramienski in the IMDB?)
Public Broadcasting Video site-
http://video.pbs.org/subject/957382747/