Mr. Samuel Bandstra



Degrees and Certifications:

BA, History, The College of William & Mary Social Studies 7-12 Tutoring: Fridays during Advisory and by appointment

Mr. Samuel Bandstra

AP/MYP World History
10th Grade Team Lead
Model UN Sponsor
US Girls' Volleyball Assistant Coach
Tutorials: Before (MTWTh) and after (MT) school by appointment (starting in November); Advisory in room 403 (Fridays)
Originally from Chicago, Mr. Bandstra moved to Dallas almost six years ago and has enjoyed his experience thus far in Texas; fried Oreos at the State Fair (just before Big Tex burst into flames!) have indubitably factored into his positive appraisal of his new location. When he isn't teaching, Mr. Bandstra enjoys agonizing rowing sessions and runs in the sweltering heat, reading just about anything historical, as well as experiencing the fantastic patios of Dallas. If you are especially blessed by the gods he may even tell you about his illegal excursion into China while abroad in Pakistan, or his encounter with the Secret Service during the 1996 Presidential Election. Keep an eye on bookstore shelves for the hardcover edition of "The Boy King and His Horse" about Alexander the Great and Bucephalus. Also check iTunes regularly for his upcoming album, Bandstratosphere: Flying High with Hits from History, featuring the singles "Jinshi," "Serf's Up," "32 (Alexander the Great)," "The Khan Song," and "The Fresh Prince of Nepal." Order now while supplies last.
1st 9-Week Syllabus (Subject to Change)
8/8 & 8/9: Syllabus, Classroom Procedures, Big Geography PPT
Homework: Signed syllabus, print Human Migration and Neolithic Revolution PPT
8/10 & 8/11: Human Migration and Neolithic Revolution PPT: Paleolithic Society
Homework: Study for World Regions Quiz, read and annotate Howells v. Diamond
8/14 & 8/15: Human Migration and Neolithic Revolution PPT: Neolithic Revolution
Homework: Print First Civs PPT, argumentation for Howells v. Diamond
8/16 & 8/17: First Civilizations PPT: Mesopotamia and Egypt
Homework: PERSIAN chart; read and annotate Uruk; read and annotate Life and Beliefs in Mesopotamia and Egypt
8/18 & 8/21: First Civilizations PPT: China, India, and other civilizations
Homework: Read and annotate Hammurabi v. Moses, River Valley Civs map
8/22 & 8/23: First Civilizations PPT: early civilization characteristics, review
Neolithic Revolution Cause and Effect Project due
Homework: study for Unit 1 Exam
8/24 & 8/25: Unit 1 Exam
Homework: Print Classical India PPT
8/28 & 8/29: Classical India PPT: Hinduism and Buddhism
8/30 & 8/31: Classical India PPT: Maurya and Gupta Empires
9/1 & 9/5: Classical China PPT: Qin and Han Dynasties
9/6 & 9/7: Classical China PPT: Confucianism and Daoism
9/8 & 9/11: Achaemenid Persian Empire PPT
9/12 & 9/13: Classical Greece PPT: Athens
9/14 & 9/15: Classical Greece PPT: Alexander the Great
9/18 & 9/19: Classical Rome PPT: Roman Republic & Empire
9/20 & 9/21: Classical Rome PPT: Roman Empire & Christianity
9/24 & 9/25: Classical American Civs PPT: Maya and other American civs
9/26 & 9/27: Unit 2 Exam
10/24 & 10/25: Islam and Islamic Expansion PPT
10/26 & 10/27: Islam and Islamic Expansion PPT
10/28 & 10/31: Islam and Islamic Expansion PPT
11/1 & 11/2: Islam and Islamic Expansion PPT
11/3 & 11/4: Byzantine Empire and the Eastern Orthodox Church PPT
11/7 & 11/8: Kievan Rus PPT and Short Answer Practice
11/9 & 11/10: Medieval Western Europe and the Roman Catholic Church PPT
11/11 & 11/14: Medieval Western Europe and the Roman Catholic Church PPT
11/15 & 11/16: Medieval Western Europe and the Roman Catholic Church PPT
11/17 & 11/18: Medieval Western Europe Quiz; CCOT Essay Practice
11/28 & 11/29: Tang and Song China PPT
11/30 & 12/1: Tang and Song China PPT
12/2 & 12/5: Medieval Japan PPT
12/6 & 12/7: Unit 3 Test
12/8 & 12/9: Mongols PPT
12/12 & 12/13: Global Trade Networks Project, CA Writing
12/14 & 12/15: Mongols PPT
1/10 & 1/11: Americas PPT: Aztecs
1/12 & 1/13: Americas PPT: Inca
1/17 & 1/18: Americas Quiz, Euro Exploration PPT
1/19 & 1/20: Euro Exploration PPT
1/23 & 1/24: Euro Exploration PPT
1/25 & 1/26: Euro Exploration PPT
1/27 & 1/30: Euro Exploration Quiz, African Slave Trade PPT
1/31 & 2/1: 
2/2 & 2/3: 
European Exploration and Colonization
African Slave Trade
Early Modern Asia
Early Modern Europe
Muslim Empires
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