Monday, May 21, 2012

Agenda: Week of Monday, May 21 - Friday, May 25, 2012

Quote of the Week: "There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help." - Paul Rusesabagina

Monday, May 21st, 2012 - Mr. Duez's Birthday.
Discuss the following items:
1. Book return is Wed/Thu. Bring  your book.
2. Digital Project is due on Tuesday, May 29 (seniors need to turn it in on Wednesday at the latest this week).
3. Final Exams - We will discuss a few questions regarding the final exam.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
1. Present Digital Projects.
2. Review for the final exam.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 - Senior Final, Digital Project Presentations & Book Return
1. Students will turn in their Weiten text.
2. Seniors will take their final exam.
3. While students are coming back from text book turn in, Mr. Duez will give them the video camera to record advice to incoming freshmen and final words of wisdom to be shared.
4. Review for final exam & present any projects that are ready.

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - Digital Project Presentations & Final Exam Review
1. Present digital projects & Discuss.
2. Final Exam Review, if time.

Monday, May 28, 2012 is Memorial Day. No School!
Remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect your freedom and liberty.
Digital Projects are due on Tuesday. 
Movie Extra Credit is due on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Final Exam Review
1. We will review for the final exam.
2. Finish any digital projects that need to present.

Final Exam Schedule:
Wednesday, May 30th: FINAL EXAM!

Have a fantastic summer! You earned it!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson Quote

If everyone was... what an awesome world it would be!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Agenda: Week of Monday May 14 to Friday May 18, 2012

Monday May 14, 2012
Quote: "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb
1. Discuss Digital Project.
2. Final Exam Review.

Tuesday May 15, 2012
Quote: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

1. Discuss Digital Project.
2. Final Exam Review.

Wednesday & Thursday May 16 & 17, 2012
Quote: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden
1. Discuss Digital Project.
2. Final Exam Review.

Good luck on your final AP Tests! You can do it.
Friday May 18, 2012
Quote: "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill
1. Rough Drafts & Presentations for Digital Projects.
2. Final Exam Review.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Video Project Rubric

We are going to work on the video project this week (and celebrate the end of the AP Test!).

A proposal is due on Friday that explains the topic you have selected and why you would like to do it. Please list each group member on your proposal.

Here is the rubric.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Agenda: Week of Monday May 7 - Friday May 11, 2012

AP TEST IS ON MONDAY MAY 7! We are finally here. You have worked very hard. Best of luck!

Crazy schedule this week. No late arrival at all. 1-2-3 periods each day of the week. 4th and 6th periods will not meet much at all, compared to the rest.

Monday May 7, 2012
Quote: "If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra
1. FINAL REVIEW FOR AP TEST. Bring your questions & answers with you.
2. We'll talk about tips and reflect back on the semester.

Tuesday May 8, 2012
Quote: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
1. Mr. Duez will introduce the project for the six week's period. It is a multi-media project and students will demonstrate a psychological study, effect, or survey. It would be best to video these and share the findings, but students could also do a power point or other multimedia presentation.
2. Discuss the rubric and project ideas.
3. Plan a party for WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday May 9, 2012
Quote: "You don't look up truthfulness in a book, you look it up in your gut." - Stephen Colbert
1. Party to celebrate the AP Test being finished.

Thursday  & 10, 2012
1. Work in groups to prepare the multimedia project.

Friday May 11, 2012
Quote: "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company." - George Washington
1. Work in groups to prepare the multimedia project.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Great Review Videos!

These are super, straight-to-the-point videos that cover some of the most difficult topics on the AP Exam. Definitely check them out for review this weekend.

Charles Schallhorn's Youtube feed for AP Psychology.

About Charles Schallhorn
This channel is devoted to Advanced Placement Psychology students. My goal is to make even the most complicated psychological concepts more understandable. Information about the AP Psychology course can be found at this link:­sychology-course-description.pdf
If you have particular concepts you'd like to see me address, please email me at

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


OK, I know I sent an email out earlier with this explanation, but I wanted to be clear about t-shirts. This post should give everyone a great opportunity to order if they would like. I understand if you aren't up for it or can't lay down the $ for one.

Part of the fun of celebrating the accomplishment of completing an AP course and preparing so hard for the AP Exam is purchasing a T-Shirt to wear with some pride. I came up with this design and hope you enjoy it.

Obviously, you guys can always come up with something on your own. I encourage it. The site I used to design and order them is fully customization. So there is an endless amount of things you could create.

They have free shipping through Thursday (check the top banner for details). And through this week they have a 15% discount on purchases with the mother's day code (also on the site).

Freud Chicken: 
Quote says: "Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy." - Sigmund Freud
To order this t-shirt, click here

I Survived Like Phineas Gage:
Link to order the shirt

AP Pass Calculator

This is pretty handy and might make you feel a little better. You can calculate out your scores. The picture below shows (basically) the bare minimum  you would need to get a "3" on the AP Psych exam.

Follow this link to check out the site and you can input your own scores and see where you would fall.