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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 17 December 2014


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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: ANTHONY J. RAMIENSKI
ADDRESS: TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL, 5312 BALLINGER CREEK, FREDERICK MD 21703
PHONE: 240-236-6400 (School-emergencies)--240-236-6489 (NEW NUMBER 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 1st Semester 2014
Block 1- Modern World History(Honors)
Block 2- PLANNING
Block 3- Modern World History (Honors) - 2nd lunch
Block 4- World War II

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
FIRST PRACTICE IS TUESDAY, 7 October ROOM B218
 
Academic Team Flier

MODEL UNITED NATIONS- INFORMATION


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

Next Model UN meeting at THS: Wednesday, 8 OCTOBER 2014
September 5, 2014 Packet sent to principals, curriculum offices, and advisors.
October 4, 2014 FCPS, 191 South East Street Board Room – 9:30 am to noon.
Organizational / Orientation meeting
December 9, 2014 Position papers due to Advisors
December 11,12,15, 2014 Position Papers will be picked up by Mr. Bunitsky, from advisors.
January 10, 2015 Model UN General Assembly Conference Whitaker Center, Hood College

January 17, 2015 Snow Date – Rosenstock Hall, Hood College



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:

FCPS BYOD SITE:
https://sites.google.com/a/fcps.org/byod/


MY SITES/ACCOUNTS
Follow RamienskiMWH on Twitter
https://twitter.com/RamienskiMWH
Follow Ramienski on Tumblr
http://anthonyramienski.tumblr.com/



Modern World History


MWH General Course Information

Course syllabus - Fall 2014

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

Term 1

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 26 August


HW3 The Silk Road Reading and Questions due 
28 August

ANCIENT MAPEX-due with first quiz Sept 2014

HW4 Vocabulary and Personalities
-due 2 September  
(See References above for flash cards-http://quizlet.com/

HW5 Wonders and Whoppers Marco Polo- due 4 September

HW6 Who Really Discovered America? Reading and Questions-
due 10 September 2014 
The Vikings Readings and Website

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

HW8 Renaissance People due 15 September 2014


The Columbus Project
Essay and Worksheet due THURSDAY, 4 September 2014

The Columbus Project Rubric
The Columbus Project Worksheet

Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/10/14/christopher-columbus-3-things-you-think-he-did-that-he-didnt/?wpisrc=nl_cuzheads

The Columbus Project Documents and Sources
The Columbus Project Research Web Sites
The Columbus Project Class Closure hand in before the end of class
MR RAMIENSKI WILL HAND OUT-don't down load

INCLASS PROJECTS
ANCIENT MAPEX
Exploration/Colonial MAPEX


UNIT 1 and 2 ASSESSMENTS
UNIT 1 and 2 QUIZ-ON LINE  Friday, 5 September  due 2:30 pm Monday, 8 September-Hand in Scantron only-WARNING DO QUIZ MARKED "FALL 2014"

UNIT 1 and 2 TEST-ON LINE  Wednesday, 16 September -DUE Tuesday, 23 September 2014-Remember the current test is FALL 2014-don't do any other!! Hand in Scantron, Essay Rubric and Essays.

Unit 1 and 2 Google Docs Site
https://drive.google.com/a/fcps.org/#folders/0BzsDRi2EF_hKakcxcnFCN3BkWEU

Unit 3 Absolutism, Enlightenment and Revolution

Unit Review sheet-FALL 2014

HW9 Absolute Monarchs
due  23 September 2014 

HW 10 Machiavelli Love or Fear due 
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 

HW11 Philip II of Spain Essay due 29 September 2014
 

PROJ Louis XIV Timeline Project due 6 October 2014

HW12 Peter the Great due 3 October 2014


HW13 Main Events in 17th Century English History
due 7 October 2014

HW14 Enlightenment Personalities
due 8 October   

PROJ Enlightenment Social Contract In-Class Projects
due 15 October-with Unit 3 test

 
HW15 French Revolution People and Ideas due 9 October 2014  
French Revolution Reading

The Absolute Monarchs Project-Due Thursday,
2 October 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 "FALL 2014"on assessment
UNIT 3 QUIZ---due Monday, 6 October 2014 

Unit 3 TEST -due Wednesday, 15 October 2014  
Make sure you are doing the FALL2014 version
Enlightenment Project Part 1 and 2 are also due on 15 Oct

Unit 3 Google Docs Site
https://drive.google.com/a/fcps.org/#folders/0BzsDRi2EF_hKakcxcnFCN3BkWEU

Unit 4 The Industrial Revolution and Victorian Age

Unit Review Sheet

HW16 Industrial Age Personalities - 15 October

The Darwin Project-
Due Thursday 6 November 2014
Count for Term 2 
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 22 October 2014    -get scantron from Mr. R

UNIT 4 TEST
due 28 October -NO EXTENSIONS
get scantron from Mr. Ramienski



CRES REVIEW
FCPS APPROVED CRES-20 October 2014
PART "A" REVIEW Packet


Term 2   Term 2   Term 2   Term 2

BEGINS WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2014 !!!!
 



Unit 5 Nationalism and Imperialism
Unit Review Sheet

HW 19 Nationalism Personalities and Terms - due 12 November 2014    


HW 20 German Empire Cartoon -due 13 November 2014 


Men of Daring Project-
due WEDNESDAY, 12 November 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 21 November 2014 


HW21A British Empire Exercise-due 24 November 2014 

HW22 Gandhi Reading and questions-not issued Spring 2014 

ASSESSMENTS
Unit 5 Quiz due Monday, 17 November 2014 
Make sure this says FALL 2014 on Quiz

Unit 5 Quiz German Map in Color

UNIT 5 TEST due MONDAY, 1 December 2014 
See Mr. R for scantron

Unit 6 The Wars of the World

Unit Review Sheet

HW23 Causes for WWI -due 25 November 2014 -

HW24 Vocabulary and Personalities -due 2 December 2014  

HW25 Battle analysis-see Mr R for reading-due 5 December 2014
 
HW26 Reasons for the US Entry into WWI- due 8 December 2014 

HW27 Russian Revolution 
-not assigned FALL 2014

HW28 WWII Vocabulary and Personalities- due 15 December 2014

HW29 Fascism Communism comparison-Due 16 December 2014

HW30 Kellogg Briand Treaty-due 17 December 2014

HW31 Hitler Essay-Not assigned FALL 2014 

HW32 Allied Conferences due  18 December 2014 
  

WWI Poetry Project-
due Thursday, 4 December 2014
  

Poetry Project Rubric

Poetry Project Worksheet

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


Unit 6 WWI Test - due 11 December 2014  

UNIT 6 WWII TEST- due Thursday, 8 January 2015  
special scantron required see Mr. R



Unit 7 The Contemporary Era
Unit Review Sheet

The Truman Project (2 June 2014)

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 Wednesday 4 June 2014   

CRES-B Review Package            
 

The World War II Course

Starting 25 August  2014

General Information:
Syllabus with Grading Policies for Fall 2014
C. L. Sulzberger-Author of Text-Biography-Fall 2014
World War II by C. L. Sulzberger-Review-Fall 2014

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 26 August

Homework HW3 Textbook and Author Assignment-due 27 August

Homework HW4 Questions for World War I Summary Reading (see above for document)
-due 2 September  (GWU?)

Homework HW5 US Entry into WWI
- due  5 September 2014

The Origins of Doughboy

Homework HW6 Definitions- due 8 September 2014 

Homework HW7 Thomas A. Bailey Reading- due 10 September 2014
Get reading from Mr. Ramienski

Homework HW8 Definitions
-due Tuesday, 16 September 2014 


The Munich Project--Due Wednesday, 4 September 2014
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

Munich at 50

ASSESSMENT
UNIT 1 TEST- USE SCANTRON for Multiple Choice Questions 
Test is due
by 15 September

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 Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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 29 September

Homework HW10 - Duus Reading Questions --Monday, 22 September 2014


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 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 

German Specialist Terms of the Weimar Period

Homework HW12 Rempel The Nazi Road to Power 
HW12 GRADED AS A TEST-due 6 October

Homework HW13 Edward Earle Meade Reading-need to get reading from Mr. R
HW 13 Graded as a Test-8 October 2014 

Homework HW14 John Lukacs The Coming of the Second World War
-due Monday, 13 October 2014

Homework  HW16 Weinburg Article Questions and Reading

-due Wednesday, 15 October 2014

KNOW YOUR NAZIS PROJECT
Due THURSDAY 18 September 2014
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-Monday, 20 October 2014

"Fall October 2014"
 

 

 

Blitzkrieg Project-Due 2 OCT 2014 
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 tbd
Get Scantron from Mr. R

Hitler's path to War
Homework HW17 Kahn -Questions-get article from Mr. R
DUE Thursday, 23 October 2014


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

Homework HW18 -QuestionsDone in class 
Homework HW18 Vichy France Reading 
Homework HW18 Vichy France Map
Homework HW18 Colaborationist Reading






The Churchill Project: Brillant or Bluster?
Project Rubric      SEE 1940 TEST
Churchill Obituary NYT
Churchill is Dead NYT

TERM FINAL
WWII FIRST TERM FINAL
DUE WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2014
-GET Scantron from Mr. R

InterTerm ASSESSMENT
1940s TEST and Churchill Project
UNIT 4 "1940 TEST"-get scantron from Mr. R-
DUE Thursday, 6 November 2014

SECOND TERM

Barbarossa
Homework HW19 Josef Stalin and June 22 1941-get article from Mr. R
DUE  10 November 2014


KNOW YOUR AMERICANS PROJECT
US Military Leaders-due 12 November 2014 
HW 20 scored as a project RUBRIC

Project Study Guide for GWU


THREE BATTLES: Barbarossa, Midway, Singapore

Homework HW21-Three Readings -Three Battles-17 November 2014 
You must get two of the readings from Mr. R


Barbarosa Reading

UNIT 5 TEST aka Three Battles TEST-use scantron
DUE: 1 December 2014



European War MAPEX-due 12 Nov
MAPEX-not issued 2014

Allied and Axis Military Leaders Project
-due 20 November 2014 
Axis and Allied Leaders Project

Allied and Axis Military Leaders Review sheet

War in the Pacific
PEARL HARBOR PROJECT
Not done in 2014
Pearl Harbor Project Rubric
Pearl Harbor Project Closure

The Philippines-1941
Homework HW22 MacArthur Reading-21November 2014
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 2 December 2014 

Homework HW 24 "War of the Worlds" Questions and Reading
Due 3 December 2014 

RACE WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST
Other Race War Work

Homework
HW 25 African Americans during WWII-9 December 2014 

Homework HW26 Auschwitz Articles Questions
get articles from Mr. R
-
Due 16 December 2014

UNIT 6 TEST Holocaust and Race War
-get scantron from Mr. R-Due 7 January 2015


Homework 29 Allied conferences-due 18 December   
(HW27-28 not issued)


Unit 7 and 8 TEST -NA


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/