Jeff Mahana

Social Studies- World Cultures and US History


Posted on February 15, 2018


Follow each step below to learn about Putin’s personality and politics and examine how the changes he has implemented have affected the Russian people. In a Google Doc, answer the questions listed under each link. Save your file in your Global folder on Google. 


Step 1 

First, get a snapshot of Putin’s lie by reviewing a timeline of Vladimir Putin’s life.  

  • When and where was Putin born? 
  • What did Putin say he wanted for Russia in his inauguration speech? 
  • What are some of Putin’s favorite sports/hobbies? 
  • In 2011 and 2012, demonstrators hit the streets to protest against Putin. What were their claims? 

Step 2 

Next, learn about the controversy when Putin ran for re-election for his third (non-consecutive) presidential term. 

  •  In what way do Putin supporters say he has helped Russia in his last president term? 
  • Why are his critics concerned about Putin serving 12 more years as Russia’s president? 
  • According to the article, why is important to Russia’s economy that Putin maintain good relations with the U.S.? 

Step 3 

Now, read what former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev said about Putin’s leadership in the article, “An Ailing Gorbachev Makes a Fierce Attack on Putin and His Restrictions 

  • Throughout the article, Gorbachev mentions several criticisms of Putin’s politics. List at least 4. 
  • How did Putin’s advisers and other members of the Russian government respond to Gorbachev’s criticisms? 

Step 4 

Finally, read Putin’s New Year’s Eve Speech of 2013. 

  • What does Putin say Russia achieved in 2013? 
  • What can you learn about how Putin feels about Russia from this speech? 


Posted on February 8, 2018

Friday World Cultures 2/9/2018

Posted on February 8, 2018

Friday World History – 2/9/2018


Posted on February 5, 2018

world history economic systems

  • Smith
  • Locke
Posted on February 1, 2018

Word History 2/1/18

Posted on December 18, 2017

World Cultures Monday 12/18/17

Treatment of Women Articles

Saudi Arabia-




Create a tri Chart comparing the similarities and differences of Freedoms of Expression, Association, and Belief, Women’s Rights, and Criminal Justice/ arbitrary detention.

Posted on December 11, 2017

Week of 12-11- 12-15

World Cultures

M- Venn Diagram Activity-


T-read page 190-193 partner read create 15 flash cards for vocabulary as a group.

W- War on Terror Notes

TH- WebQuest

F- WebQuest- Due Monday

World History

M- Frankish Vocabulary

T- Franks Doc

W- Frankish Kingdom notes

Th- Charlemagne notes

F- DBQ Act

Posted on December 3, 2017

Week of 12-4/ 12-8

Week of 12-4/ 12-8

World Cultures-

M- Death in Gaza finish

T- Intro Syria and Time Line

W- Syria Notes and Map Act-

Th- Syria BBC Movie

F- Finish Clip- Syria Close read

World History

M- Presentations- Intro Medieval Europe.

T- Continue Medieval Europe

W- What the Barbarians did for US

Th- Compare Contrast Romans Vs. Feudal era Europe

F- Close Read Middle Ages Documents and Questions.

Posted on November 27, 2017

update to Two People Divided Video

If students are using a chromebook they will not be able to view the video due to flash player problems. Bellow are screenshot to help answer the questions.

Two Peoples Divided

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