Monday, June 13, 2011

Honors World History II: 13 June 2011



Saving Private Ryan (edited out before 2:05, Language), 3:30

Useful Dog Tricks performed by Jesse, 3:12

Presenting, Useful Dog Tricks!! Whoever said tricks can't be useful? Jesse loves helping around the house, and I just love his happy attitude and smile on his face =o)

*Our relationship is based on mutual respect, understanding, and trust. We have a wonderful relationship and bond, and that is the foundation of our training. We train all behaviors through the use of positive reinforcement*

Jesse chooses to do the behaviors in this video, and has so much fun bringing smiles to people's faces. He gets treats for doing his tricks, and enjoys learning new things. Tricks are just one of the activities we enjoy doing together. When not doing tricks, Jesse can be found playing with his cuz ball, chasing squeaker tennis balls, digging in search for lizards, de-fluffing stuffed toys, swimming, and a companioning me on outings. Jesse loves adventure, and lives each and every day to its fullest. Jesse is my best friend, heart dog, and truly a member of the family, and I love him with every beat of my heart.
~Heather and Jesse~

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Two Part Quiz

First, a Quiz, then, we will have a pop music Quiz about school songs.

I'm The Teacher, 4:03

(Ian Hunter)

The question's arisen is this a prison
Some say it is, some say it isn't
Why do I try? nobody listens
I pass by like an intermission

If there's just one weed in this flowerless grave
If there's just one seed I can save
I'm going to reach ya
Pleased to meet ya, I'm the teacher

Outlaws, cruisers, junkies, boozers
Take a back seat, with the three time losers
They're all having a ball, down at juvenile hall
By looking so small they must be victims of the system

I've been inside, (where the lies are hide)
Are you satisfied I never should have tried to beat you
I beseech you, sad little freaker
Pleased to meet you, I'm the teacher

They can snap your soul, blow it away
Like a fragile leaf on a windy day
Can you read? can you write? they couldn't care less
You can graduate on American Express, no personal checks

What do I do to get through to you?
Somebody sue the suit, don't let em eat ya
Don't you let 'em defeat ya Don't let 'em mistreat ya
'Cause sooner or later
They're going to cheat ya
Pleased to meet ya, I'm the teacher

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1. What does the "S" in President Harry S. Truman's name stand for?

Harry S. Truman's parents chose "S" as his middle name in an attempt to please both of Harry's grandfathers. The initial did not actually stand for anything, a common practice among the Scots-Irish. Truman did not have a middle name, only a middle initial. In his autobiography, Truman stated, "I was named for ... Harrison Young. I was given the diminutive Harry and, so that I could have two initials in my given name, the letter S was added. Truman's bare initial caused an unusual slip when he first became president and took the oath of office. At a meeting in the Cabinet Room, Chief Justice Harlan Stone began reading the oath by saying "I, Harry Shipp (his grandparent's name) Truman, ...". Truman responded: "I, Harry S. Truman, ...".

2. What University did Dr. Smith attend?

UCLA Pregame Cheer, :51

Quiz: So you think you know UCLA History?
3. In what department?


4. What state has the most top colleges/Universities?

5. How many top institutions does this state have? Name the top colleges in this state.

6. Which state has the second highest number of top colleges/Universities?

7. How many top institutions does this state have?

8. Name them.

9. What are the two most important guides for college applications?

U.S. News and World Report annual rankings (comes out in September)

Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward Fiske (comes out annually)

10. What are the two books listing the secrets for college applications?

What High Schools Don't Tell You: 300+ Secrets to Make Your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know): 272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid into the Top Schools, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

Name the top "school" songs from the 1950s to the '70s:

Chuck Berry - School Days (1986), 2:41

Keith Richards invited a roster of great musicians to honor Chuck Berry for an evening of music to commemorate Berry's 60th birthday.

The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School, 2:08

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Back To Schooldays, 2:46

Graham Parker and the Rumour performing "Back To Schooldays" from Rockpalast in 1978.

Alice Cooper - Schools Out, Top of the Pops, 1972, 3:17

"School's Out" became Alice Cooper's first major hit single, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and propelling the album to #2 on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart. The song reached #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks in August 1972.