Summer Reading

Complete list of all Social Studies AP/Dual Credit Summer Reading (as linked to on the AHS website all summer)


This summer AP Psychology students should read:

Students can find information to help them as they read the book here:
AP Psychology Summer Reading

Duez Lecture & Introduction to 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Notes - 50 Great Myths - Summer Presentation


There will be a quiz and test over the book during the first two weeks that we return from summer. This book is a fantastic introduction to psychology because it tackles many of the common misconceptions about psychology. If you have heard that it is easy because it is all "common sense" -- well, you heard wrong. However, because psychology runs counter to many of the assumptions we hold about human behavior, the class is endless interesting as a result.

The book is easy to read because it is partitioned in a way in which students can pick it up and read for only a few minutes at a time and truly chip away at it. There aren't characters or a story line to concern yourself with while reading 50 Myths.

Plus, almost every single myth is actually something we will need to study and learn this year in AP Psychology. It is well worth the effort. Students who have read this book and learned it have scored much better throughout the year and on the day of the AP Exam.

If you have any questions or concerns, email me:
David.Duez@HumbleISD.net

AHS Graduation - Valedictory Address from Logan Brabson

I wanted to post this here in case anyone could not attend graduation or did not get the opportunity to see Logan's address.

Inspirational.

Logan was the best student I have ever had in class. In a two year period in both AP World History and AP Psychology, he missed only one quiz question. We take quizzes for each chapter in each class. His intelligence is unquestioned, obviously. However what most did not see on a daily basis is how much time and effort he put into the classes. And interestingly enough, he was in bed early every night. Sleep was important to him and it made a very big impact in his performance, obviously.

We could all learn some lessons from all Logan has accomplished and all he has overcome.

"For me, my stutter has long defined who I am. Those close to me have asked how I plan to overcome this for graduation. Although I am grateful for their concern there is no reason to be fearful of a condition out of my control. I'm giving voice to the 70 million people who stutter."

Logan Brabson Valedictory Address - Class of 2017 - NRG Stadium, Houston, Tx - Saturday, June 28

Agenda: Last 2 Weeks of School - May 22 through June 2nd, 2017

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Review for Final; Video Project Presentations; 
WEEKS at a Glance:
Tue May 24 - Thu June 2
MON - Mr. Duez was out. Sub showed Brain Games
TUE - Video Project is due. We will work on exemptions for seniors. And watch video projects. :)
WED/THU - Thu: No late arrival, but early release; Senior Finals; College discussion with juniors; 
FRI - Review for Final Exams & Mr. Duez's Last Lecture

Article: The Science of Inside Out
VIDEO PROJECT IS DUE ON WED/THU MAY 25 & 26

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:
SENIOR FINALS
WED, May 24: 2-5-7
THU, May 25: 3-4-6

Last week of the school year...
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUE - Finals 1-2-5
WED - Finals 3-6
THU - Finals 7-4
DONE! 

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

1. Mr. Duez was out - sick. 
Sub played a number of Brain Game videos
Students wrote summaries over each episode.

Video Project - Due on Wed/Thu
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prepare video project to turn in to Mr. Duez

2. Exemptions for Seniors

3. Video Project 

4. Psychology TedTalks:
Elanor Longden - The Voices in My Head
Published on Aug 8, 2013
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 & Thursday, May 25, 2017
Quote"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

Agenda:
1. Prep Extra Credit and Video Project to be turned in to Mr. Duez 

2. REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAMS.

3. "Positive Psychology" 

4. College Discussion
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Quote"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Any questions for the final exam? 

2. Last class before the final exam.

3. Mr. Duez's Last Lecture & Discussion.

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Monday, May 29, 2017
MEMORIAL DAY! 
NO SCHOOL
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- Friday, June 2, 2017 
Quote“As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green

Thanks for a GREAT YEAR! 

Agenda:
1. Final Exams

Agenda: May 15-19, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP Psych Party - Review for Finals - Senior Finals
Week at a Glance:
MONMovie: A Beautiful Mind - with Questions to Answer & Discuss
TUE:  Movie: A Beautiful Mind - with Questions to Answer & Discuss
WED/THU: Movie: A Beautiful Mind  - with Questions to Answer & Discuss
FRIParty to Celebrate the AP Test & A Great Year!

ASSIGNMENTS:
Party on Friday
Video Project is due next Tuesday. You can turn it in early though. 
Sr. Finals next Wed/Thu/Fri
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Monday May 15, 2017
Quote: "Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task." - William James

1. DO NOW: Pick up Movie questions for A Beautiful Mind (if your class still hasn't finished the movie, most classes are done - a couple need to finish 5-10 minutes because of shortened classes last Friday)

2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind - with Questions to Answer & Discuss

ASSIGNMENTS:
Party on Friday
Video Project is due next Tuesday. You can turn it in early though. 
Sr. Finals next Wed/Thu/Fri
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt

1. DO NOWPick up Movie questions for A Beautiful Mind (if your class still hasn't finished the movie, most classes are done - a couple need to finish 5-10 minutes because of shortened classes last Friday)

2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind - with Questions to Answer & Discuss
ASSIGNMENTS:

Party on Friday
Video Project is due next Tuesday. You can turn it in early though. 
Sr. Finals next Wed/Thu/Fri
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 & Thursday, May 18, 2017
Quote: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

1. DO NOWPick up Movie questions for A Beautiful Mind (if your class still hasn't finished the movie, most classes are done - a couple need to finish 5-10 minutes because of shortened classes last Friday)

2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind - with Questions to Answer & Discuss

ASSIGNMENTS:
Party on Friday
Video Project is due next Tuesday. You can turn it in early though. 
Sr. Finals next Wed/Thu/Fri
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Quote: "We are like islands on the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. PSYCHOLOGY PARTY! :)
Celebrate the AP Test. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
Party on Friday
Video Project is due next Tuesday. You can turn it in early though. 
Sr. Finals next Wed/Thu/Fri

Agenda: Week of May 8-12, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Video Project, A Beautiful Mind
Week at a Glance:
MON: Video Project: Discuss, Watch examples. Proposal due Friday; Movie: Inside Out; Inside Out Questions
TUE: Movie: Inside OutInside Out Questions
WED/THUMovie: Inside OutInside Out Questions
FRI: Turn in Video Project Proposal.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Video Project Proposals due: This Friday, May 12
VIDEO PROJECT DUE: TUE. May 23rd

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Quote"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Pick up questions for the movie: "Inside Out"

2. Movie: Inside Out

If you are absent, Mr. Duez has sent out an email with a link to the video so that you can watch it to keep up.

3. Discuss Movie Questions as we go.


ASSIGNMENTS:

Video Project Proposals due: This Friday, May 12
VIDEO PROJECT DUE: TUE. May 23rd
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

Agenda:

1. DO NOW QUESTION: How is your group progressing with regard to the video project? Any issues or concerns?
Pick up questions for the movie: "Inside Out"

2. Movie: Inside Out

If you are absent, Mr. Duez has sent out an email with a link to the video so that you can watch it to keep up.

3. Discuss Movie Questions as we go.


ASSIGNMENTS:

Video Project Proposals due: This Friday, May 12
VIDEO PROJECT DUE: TUE. May 23rd
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 & Thursday, May 12, 2016
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

Agenda:

1. DO NOW QUESTION: How is your group progressing with regard to the video project? Any issues or concerns?
Pick up questions for the movie: "Inside Out"

2. Movie: Inside Out

If you are absent, Mr. Duez has sent out an email with a link to the video so that you can watch it to keep up.

3. Discuss Movie Questions as we go.


ASSIGNMENTS:

Video Project Proposals due: This Friday, May 12
VIDEO PROJECT DUE: TUE. May 23rd
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Friday, May 9, 2016
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

Agenda:

1. DO NOW QUESTION: Video Project Proposal is due. Have it ready to go. 

Pick up questions for the movie: "Inside Out"


2. Movie: Inside Out

If you are absent, Mr. Duez has sent out an email with a link to the video so that you can watch it to keep up.

3. Discuss Movie Questions as we go.


After Movie: 

NerdWriter on YouTube: Inside Out - Emotional Theory Comes Alive


ASSIGNMENTS:

VIDEO PROJECT DUE: TUE. May 23rd