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CLASS BLOG

ASSIGNMENTS COLLEGE PREP PERIOD 5 BLUE

MON,
JUN 16

10am Final Exam

WED,
JUN 11
Review For Final Exam
MON,
JUN 9
Review For Final Exam

THR,
JUN 5
In Class:
Students Present Khan Academy Artworks
View: Michelangelo Revealed
Homework:
Watch this interactive video on the Sistine Chapel 3D and Saint Peter's Square 3D. Play each feature and be sure to select "autopilot."
This is a great resource to help you explore the Sistine Chapel in Detail
Create a Blog Post Michelangelo & The Sistine Chapel
1. List 5 true facts about Michelangelo
2. List 5 True facts about the Sistine Chapel. For 3 of the facts on the Sistine Chapel provide an Image.
TUE,
JUN 3
In Class:
View Part 2: Magnificent Medici
Homework:
Khan Academy Projects
FRI,
MAY 30
In Class:
Students Present:
7. Botticelli- Matt D, Jordan O.
8. Savonorola- Mr. Pearl
Review 4 Artistic Breakthroughs, Masaccio, Donatello and Botticelli

Part 1: Birth of a Dynasty
Homework:
Read pages 34-38 of The Annotated Mona Lisa and take notes using the attached reading guide. Please include images and a few notes for every artwork mentioned or shown in the text.
WED,
MAY 28
In Class:
Edit and Revise Presentations. Students Then Present.

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Part 1: Birth of a Dynasty
Homework:
Read pages 32-33 of The Annotated Mona Lisa and take notes using the attached reading guide. Please include images and a few notes for every artwork mentioned or shown in the text.


LONG WEEKEND

FRI,
MAY 23
In Class:
BOYD AWARD 1:45pm
Why did the Renaissance Begin in Italy?
Walls of Constantinople TED Education (4:17)

Homework:
Read "your" section from Era of Medici.
Your Section is below: You are creating YOUR OWN Presentation. (You can help each other if you like)
1. Cosimo- Nick & Theo
2. Donatello- Abby & Matt M.
3. Brunelleschi- Grace & Braelan
4. Masaccio- Jeanelle & Addy
5. Alberti- Cameron & Sophia
6. Lorenzo- Amanda & Cameron
Each section should construct a study guide in GoogleDocs. Students should make 2-3 Slides for each person. Limit of 20 words per slide. Put informative titles on each slide. Include relevant images with annotations on each slide. Students should be sure to put their names on the title page of the Google Doc. Students should be sure to share the Googledoc with me. The naming protocol for the Googledoc should be: Class.LastName.Artist (e.g. 2B.Obama.Donatello)

Add relevant images. Find images for all major architecture and artworks mentioned in the reading. Annotate each artwork.
Use these resources: http://www.wga.hu/index1.html and
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/renaissance.html

WED,
MAY 21
In Class:
Voice Thread Due on Tuesday- Voice Thread Quiz
JAPAN- https://voicethread.com/?#q.b5776968.i29586274
CHINA- https://voicethread.com/share/5776919/http://voicethread.com/?#q.b5776974.i29586301http://voicethread.com/share/5777082/http://voicethread.com/?#q.b5777012.i29586610
INCA- https://voicethread.com/?#q.b5776886.i29585898
MAYAS- https://voicethread.com/?#q.b5769832.i29550259
WEST AFRICA- https://voicethread.com/?#q.b5776884.i29586473
Homework:
complete the quiz
MON,
MAY 19
In Class:
Finalize Script
Start recording Voice Thread. You need to coordinate recording times because only one student can record at a time.

Homework:
Finish Voice Thread by Tuesday 5pm
THR,
MAY 15
In Class:
Complete Script
1. Make sure you work on your artifact and add it to your script.
2. Make sure you have excellent quality and relevant images.
3. Make sure your script always talks about the images
4. Make sure the script on each slide is not too long.
5. Make sure you can pronounce all names and vocabulary terms. Do not include names or dates unless they are super important.
6. Make sure you have a classmate edit your voice thread script by reading it to you out loud.
Homework:
Script needs to be 100% done by next class.
TUE,
MAY 13
In Class:
Exemplar: http://voicethread.com/?#q.b934834.i9490679
Create Story-Board for your Voice Thread
Start Script by going to googledocs and copying and sharing- Pearl 9th grade VoiceThread script template
Homework:
Work on Script
FRI,
MAY 9

FIELD TRIP TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Please remember to bring
• MFA annotation packet
• pencil
• binder or clipboard to write on
• your lunch and beverage in a clearly labeled bag
• If you indicated you are getting a school (bag) lunch on Friday, please pick up your lunch between 7:20 and 7:30 in the cafeteria
• Students should meet at the front doors of the school at 7:30 (do not go to advisor)
• please do not bring your laptop to school on Friday
WED,
MAY 7
In Class:
Library: Take notes Source 4: Library Book
Take notes in "bullet Form" in BLUE
Create an MLA Citation
Homework:
MON,
MAY 5
In Class:
Take notes on your Topic from Source 2: //Encyclopedia// Britannica k-12
Take notes in "bullet Form" in RED
Create an MLA Citation
Identify and research your Artifact
Homework:
Take notes on your Topic from Source 3 On-Line Resources for the Project
Take notes in "bullet Form" in GREEN
Create MLA Citation
THR,
MAY 1
In Class:
Collect Word Walls and Work in groups with Brainstorming
Groups Identify Major Geographic Locations. How did Geography impact and shape this civilization?
Homework:
Take notes in "bullet Form" in BLACK
Take notes on your google doc from Source 1: History Alive!. Make a Copy and title the Google Doc Lastname.Civilization.Class (Bolmer.Japan.5B). SHARE the document with me.
TUE,
APR 29
In Class:
Hand-Out MFA Permission Slips

Hand-out Middle Ages Readings and highlight and "Actively Read" on your topic.
China
Japan
Inca
Maya
West Africa
Homework:
Hand-in permission slip

In a pages document Create a vocabulary "Word Wall" and identify the 5 Most important things about your topic. What do you think should be the areas of focus for your research Project? What are the topics you feel are the most insightful, unique and interesting? Create a GRAPHIC ORGANIZER and label it with these major categories. PRINT PRIOR TO CLASS (remember to type name, date class and title at the top)

APRIL VACATION

THR,
APR 17
In Class:
Edit and revise and print MFA Artworks.
Create a Blog post with the title MT Athos. What is the Thesis of the story? Identify 5 facts about this monastery and the people who live there. Please include an image with a caption.
MT Athos 60 Minutes (14:23)
TUE,
APR 15
In Class:
Students will Annotated an MFA Artwork
MFA.ORG

Homework:
Complete First Draft of the Artwork
FRI,
APR 11
In Class:
Students will watch Building The Great Cathedrals NOVA (53:07) and create a Blog Post about Gothic Cathedral Construction.
1. Pointed Arches
2. Flying Buttresses
3. Ribbed Vaulting
4. Stained Glass
5. Holy Number
They will list 5 important and interesting facts that they learn about Gothic Cathedrals. They will include a relevant image with a caption for each term
Homework:
Complete the Blog Post.
WED,
APR 9
In Class:
Review and edit Catalonian Chapel
Annotate Virgin & The Dead Christ MFA
Use these resources to help: Identifying Saints in Art-
National Gallery of Art and Fish Eaters
Homework:
Complete and Print out in Color both Annotated Artworks
MON,
APR 7
In Class:
Birth of the Gothic- Abbot Sugar Khan Academy (5:18)
60 Minutes- God's Architect (13:46min)

Homework:

Complete an annotated artwork of the Catalonian Chapel MFA
Make sure you create boxes and add content on: Apse of a Romanesque Chapel , Byzantine Design, Fresco Method, 12 Disciples, 4 Gospels, What it says in the book Christ is holding.
THR,
APR 3
In Class:
Alterpiece
Read and take notes on Medieval Art & Architecture

After Each Section Lecture Medieval Art
Hagia Sofia (Start at 9:30)
Homework:
Complete Medieval Art Reading on Romanesque and Gothic
TUE,
APR 1
In Class:
Students will watch the DVD Medieval Siege. While watching the film students should take notes on the worksheet below.

Homework:
Using the notes taken during the film- students should construct a blog Post with title Medieval Siege. Describe on the Blog Post 5 of the most interesting things they learned about Medieval castles, Siege techniques, or Trebuchets. Please make sure you write using complete sentences and that you add detail. Please include an image with a caption.
FRI,
MAR 28
In Class:
Simulation: Feudalism & Manorialism

Dante's Inferno Visualized
Students will take time touring Dante's Inferno- A Virtual Tour of Hell
Homework:
Using a cartoon- Create your own level of Dante's Hell and put a contemporary sinner in the level of hell. Describe the level of hell and why the sinner is there. Describe how Dante's inferno gives us an insight into the how people in the Middle Ages viewed the world and how they feared the afterlife.
WED,
MAR 26
In Class:
Review Questions 8-13 on the Crusades
Crescent & The Cross
Homework:
Create a 6 Panel Cartoon on the Crusades. Include at least 5 True facts in the cartoon about the Crusades.
Use this resource: http://www.pixton.com/
MON,
MAR 24
In Class:
Map of The Crusades
Lecture and Review Vocabulary Terms and Questions 1-7- Early Middle Ages from Collapse to Crusades.
Crescent & The Cross
Homework:
Answer the rest of Questions 8-13 on the Crusades
THR,
MAR 20
In Class:
No Class- Power of One
Homework:
TUE,
MAR 18
In Class:
Quiz- Islam
- Division of empire
Lecture- "The 3 Heirs of Rome"

Video: Jerusalem- Center of the World
Homework:
Read about the Crusades and answer Questions 1-7 and vocabulary terms on page one covered while answering questions 1-7.
and use the Reading Guide handed out in class.

WINTER LONG WEEKEND

THR,
MAR 13
In Class:
http://vimeo.com/15034110 (7:15) Jerusalem in HD
• Take a virtual tour of the al-Haram al-Sharif (be sure to go to #26, the al-Aqsa mosque)
How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public Pew Research Jan 8, 2014
Muslim Comedian's Response to the Survey PRI
Dozens of Muslim Women Defy Saudi Government Ban on Women Driving The Guardian Oct 26, 2013
No Women, No Drive (4:15)
Lifting The Veil: Muslim Women Explain Their Choice- NPR
Why do Muslim women wear the hijab? (2:02)
30 Days- Muslims in America
REEL Bad Arabs- How Hollywood Make s Arabs Look Bad (35:00min)
Jihad
Homework:
Study for Quiz on Islam
TUE,
MAR 11
In Class:
Complete Islam and Review 5 Pillars of Islam.
Students will watch the DVD Muslims by FRONTLINE. Chapter 10 about Muslims in America only. (The video is about 30 minutes long)http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/
During the video students should take notes on 10 things they learn about being a Muslim in America.
Homework:
Student should read about a mosque and watch the video on a Mihrab.
Create a Blog Post- Inside a Mosque.
Identify the images of 5 Things you would see inside a Mosque. Below each image Include a short description of the object and its significance.

Khan Academy video on Mihrab (5:41)
Create a Blog Post- Muslims in America.
What did you find to be the 5 most interesting and surprising about being a Muslim in America?
FRI,
MAR 7
In Class:
Collect homework and 5 Pillar Comic Strip.
Lecture: Islam and the 5 Pillars of Islam
History of Religion in 90 seconds

Watch the video and identify 3 new things you learn about The Hajj to Mecca. (7:57)
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/hajj-pilgrimage-9084391
Homework:
Edit and improve your Comic Strip on the 5 Pillars of Islam.
WED,
MAR 5
In Class:
Pearl is Out.
1. Read A New Faith (Text Pages 270-276) and answer the questions on page 276. Make sure you type out your homework. Re-type the questions (and put them in bold) and make sure you answer the questions completely (in regular font). Please type your name, date, class and assignment on the homework. Print prior to next class.

When you are done with the text book assignment please start your homework.
Homework:
2. Construct a Comic strip that teaches the 5 Pillars of Islam. Be sure to write facts about the 5 Pillars of Islam IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Use this resource:
http://stripgenerator.com/strip/create/ or http://chogger.com/creator
~ Memorize the 5 Pillars of Islam. Be able to describe each. PRINT PRIOR TO NEXT CLASS.
MON,
MAR 3
In Class:
Reading on Decline of Roman Empire and the American Empire
Homework
When you are done with the text reading and using your headphones- watch this video and take notes. Homeless Veterans 60 Minutes (13:32)

Please construct a blog post. Include the title Homeless Veterans

1. What is the thesis (main idea) of this video?
2. What are the 5 most important things you learned from this video?
3. Include 2 images (a cartoon and a graph) with captions that explains the challenges of homelessness and PTSD facing veterans returning from serving overseas. .
THR,
FEB 27
In Class:
Present your NGO to the class.
Create your own InfoGraph
http://infogr.am/
Create Infograph on Hunger.
Example 1
Example 2

Homework:
Creating your Info Graphs and post them on your Blog.
TUE,
FEB 25
In Class:
Power of One Activity

Homework:

Create a Blog Post with Images and or Statistics (Charts) and be prepared to present your NGO next class. The title of your Blog Post should be the name of your Organization.

FEBRUARY VACATION

FRI,
FEB 14
In Class:
Quiz on Christianity
60 Minutes- Tell a story
Go onto your Blog and retell a story from 60 Minutes.
Main Idea
5 Important facts
image
link to the story
WED,
FEB 12
In Class:
Lecture Christianity
Watch the DVD: In Search Of Jesus with Peter Jennings and take notes on this worksheet:

Homework:
Study for Quiz on Christianity
MON,
FEB 10
In Class:
Lecture Christianity
History of Religion in 90 seconds

Homework:
Read about the origins of Christianity in the textbook, pages 171-174 (including the "Characteristics of Christianity" on p. 174.) Create flashcards that incorporates accurate info about all of the following terms:
  • messiah
  • Jesus
  • Pontius Pilate
  • disciples
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • martyrs
  • Constantine
  • bishop
  • pope
  • New Testament
  • Trinity
THR,
FEB 6
In Class:
Travel Brochure


Homework:
TUE,
FEB 4
In Class:
Quiz on Roman Cities and Areas.
Teenage Life in Rome TED Education (6:35)
Create a Blog Post with the title: Teenage Life in Rome.
List 3 things you learn about teenage life in Rome.
Include an image and a caption.
Homework:
Students will watch this short video on the
Pantheon: (8:07) https://www.khanacademy.org
and write 5 things they learn about the Pantheon. They should post this on their Blog under the title PANTHEON. They should upload 2 images of the Pantheon (one interior and one exterior) to their blog that relates to their notes. Please write a caption for each image.
FRI,
Jan 31
In Class:
Students will watch the following video (using their headphones- they can go to the library and borrow them if they have none) and identify 10 things they learn about the City of Rome. Students should write these notes in a Pages document so grammar and spelling is checked. Students will then go to their blog and create a new post with the Title CITY OF ROME and write those notes using complete sentences. Please upload a relevant image and add a caption.
City of Rome- Khan Academy (13:47)
Homework:
WED,
JAN 29
In Class:
Review Roma Empire Map
Engineering an Empire
Homework:
Study for map quiz on Bodies of Water and Mountains of Roman Empire.
MON,
JAN 27
In Class:
I will be out.
Quiz on Rome
Homework:
Complete Map of Rome
Map Resources
THR,
JAN 23
In Class:
Review Julius Caesar, Roman Sewers, Roads & Aquaducts
Engineering an Empire
Homework:
Study For Quiz on Julius Caesar and Roman Sewers, Roads & Aquaducts
TUE,
JAN 21
In Class:
Review Chapter IX- Caesar
Video- Julius Caesar (1956)
Engineering an Empire- (Roman Sewers, Roads & Aquaducts)
Homework


MLK WEEKEND

THR,
JAN 16
In Class:
Review Text Q 1-8
Continue to work on Lastname.Ceasar.5B notes on Julius Caesar Reading Q 9-15.

Rome- Engineering an Empire (Julius Caesar in Gaul Crossing the Rhine River)
Homework:
Rewrite Homework Q 1-15 in final draft form in Googledocs.Make sure you incorporate vocabulary terms into your study guide.
TUE,
JAN 14
In Class:
No Class- Power of One
Pearl covers Ruthman
Homework:
FRI,
JAN 10
In Class:
Read Pages 88-94 in the packet CHAPTER IX- Julius Caesar. Answer the questions 1-8 on page 100 of the packet. Type both the questions and your answers.
Homework:
Review Q 1-8 and take notes by creating Study Guide with Vocabulary, biographies. maps and images in Googledocs. Lastname.Ceasar.5B. Please SHARE with me. Use this to take notes.

WED,
JAN 8
In Class:
Thomas Cole
Homework:
In Google Docs Annotate a Thomas Cole painting and use content from the sources below. Title- Lastname.Cole.Period. Include 5 true facts about the painting and one fact about Cole's fear of Andrew Jackson. (demagogue)
Use this source for Cole: http://www.explorethomascole.org/tour/items/69/series/
Or This source http://beyondthenotes.org/empire/paintings.html
Use this source for Andrew Jackson: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/andrewjackson
MON,
JAN 6
In Class:
Start Map of Rome
Map Resources
Homework:
Carthage- From Engineering an Empire (44:00min)


WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

THR,
DEC 19
In Class:
Geography of China & Tibet
Tibet- End of Time
Homework:
TUE,
DEC 17
In Class:
Lecture Buddhism
Dharma of Star Wars
Luke Surprises Yoda (3:34)
Destruction of Death Star (4:02)


Homework:
Create a 6 Panel Cartoon that teaches about The Middle Path (Middle Path and Proper attachment) and the end of suffering. PRINT IN COLOR PRIOR TO NEXT CLASS
Use one of these sites below:
https://sites.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/tools-for-digital-creations/
FRI,
DEC 13
In Class:
Lecture Hinduism
History of Religion in 90 seconds
Watch this film and describe 2 insights you gain into the Caste System.
Indian Caste System (4:22)
Describe what insights you gain about death, funerals, and reincarnation from this short video.
Reincarnation in India (2:32)
Read about Buddhism

Homework:
Create a 6 Panel Cartoon that teaches about Reincarnation and how Maya, Meditation, Atman, Dharma and Karma can help you break the Cycle of Samsara (Moksha). PRINT IN COLOR PRIOR TO NEXT CLASS
Use one of these sites below:
https://sites.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/tools-for-digital-creations/
WED, DEC 11
In Class:
Blog Post- Remembering Mandela
1. Write 5 facts you learned about Mandela that gives us reason to admire him and his life's work.
2. Upload an image and add a caption.
3. Identify and write 2 facts you learn about mandela not covered in class. Cite you work with a "linked" URL.
Death of Nelson Mandela (12:00) NYTimes
Nelson Mandela in his own words 60 Minutes

Homework:
On your Blog create a Post with the Title- Hinduism. In complete sentences- 1. Write down 10 things you learn about Hinduism from the films below. (2 facts for each film) 2. Write down two questions you have after watching these videos. 3. Insert a relevant image with a caption.

Watch this video on Hindus living in America. Identify 4 things you should be aware of when you meet a Hindu.
Chicago Police Department Video- Hinduism (9;29)
Describe what are some rituals you will see if you visit Varanasi. What Hindu Deity is most worshiped here? Why?
Video- Varanasi (3:21)
What are some the typical physical features you would see in a Hindu temple? How is worship in a Hindu temple different from visiting a Jewish Temple or Christian Church?
Video- The Hindu Temple (4:50)
Watch this short video about the challenges of Hinduism in the modern world. What are three insights you gain about about the challenges this Hindu family and/or Hinduism faces in a modern society?
Hinduism in Modern India PBS (8:34)
MON,
DEC 9
In Class:
Test on Ancient Greece
Homework:

Please note you will not be able to define all of the terms or answer all of the questions on the worksheet. Not to worry, we will go over this worksheet next class and I will answer and questions you have. Hinduism is sometimes tricky to learn and this web-quest is a nice introduction. http://www.hinduacademy.org/schools/ks1-3.htm
Make sure you visit each page:
Introduction to Hinduism
Thinking of God
Hindu Beliefs
Hindu Practices
Interactive Worship
THR,
DEC 5
In Class:
Review for Test


Homework:
TUE, DEC 3
In Class:
Digital Citizenship 30 min- Digital Footprint
After the digital citizenship assignment students should read the article and visit the website below on Alexander The Great. Students should then create a document in Google Docs with the title Lastname.Alexander.5B and SHARE it with me.

On the document:
1. Insert a map that shows Alexander's Route of Conquest of the Persian Empire.
2. Create a time-line that has the following items on it. Write 1-2 sentences about each event on the time-line.
Bucephalus, Chaeronea, Assassination of Philip II, Crossing the Hellespont, Battle of Granicus River, Gordian Knot, Battle of Issus, Siege of Tyre, Pharaoh of Egypt, Alexandrias, Battle of Gaugemela, Persepolis Burned, Roxane, Battle of Hydaspes, Rebellion, Death.
Be sure to read the hand-out and web-site
Top 10 Reasons Alexander The Great Was Great Here is a map to help Alexander
Homework:
Study for Test using this study Guide. Organize and review your notes as they correspond to this study guide. Come to next class with any questions you might have or sections you would like for me to review again. Focus on making flash cards for the Great Greeks and the chronology. You may also want to study the geography.


THANKSGIVING

TUE, NOV 26
In Class:
Lecture- Greek Time-Line from Golden Age to Rome's Conquest.
Review: Greek Scuplture- Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic
Watch- Greece: A Brief Moment of Excellence
Homework:
You have no homework over the vacation.
If you do want to start studying for the test you can use this study guide.

FRI,
NOV 22
In Class:
Review the Parthenon and Greek Architecture: The Golden Ratio, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Columns.
Classic Architecture in Washington, D.C.- The Lincoln Memorial
Homework:
Read the two handouts below on Greek Art and Architecture. The second handout (13-Art HWCP) requires you to create a googledoc and study in detail one artwork. When reading focus on the items below:
Sculpture - know the characteristics of & one specific examples from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods

WED, NOV 20
In Class:
Present Great Greeks
Acropolis, Stoa, Agora, and importance of Theater (Tragedy, Hubris, Oedipus Rex and the tragic flaw)

Homework:

Construct a Blog Post on the Parthenon.
Remember that Blog posts are formal writing. Recopy all questions and write answers using complete sentences.
Watch the first 20 minutes of the Parthenon Video on NOVA.
How does the building and design of the Parthenon give us an insight into the "glory" of Athens during the Golden Age?

Take notes on:
1. Design and construction details about the Parthenon
2. What is the Golden Ratio?
3. Identify how the Golden Ratio was used in the construction of the Parthenon. Watch this short video (2:39) The Parthenon- An Optical Illusion

4. Please include an image and a caption to explain the use of the Golden Ratio in the Parthenon.
5. Include an image and two facts about Phidias' sculpture of Athena Parthenos.
MON, NOV 18
In Class:
Present Great Greeks
Students take notes in class (using GoogleDocs (CP) Great Greek Test Notes 2013) on great Greek presentations.
Homework:
Watch the first 20 minutes of the Parthenon Video on NOVA.
How does the building and design of the Parthenon give us an insight into the "glory" of Athens during the Golden Age?

Take notes on:
1. Design and construction details about the Parthenon
2. How the Parthenon reflected the Philosophy of Athens and Greek ideals.
THR,
NOV 14
In Class:
Students complete Great Greek research in the Library.
Homework:
Complete Great Greek Presentations in GoogleDocs. Be sure to practice your presentation during the weekend so you are ready to go on Monday.
TUE,
NOV 12
In Class:
Continue to work on your Great Greek project in the library. Today we will add content to our googledoc presentations. Final Presentations will begin on November 18th.
Homework:
Work on Presentations.

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND
THR,
NOV 7
In Class:
Great Greek


Homework:
TUE,
NOV 5
In Class:
Introduce Great Greek

Homework:

Read Britannica's World Book and take notes on your topic. Use this LINK
Take notes on Great Greek using GVRL: Link
FRI,
NOV 1
In Class:
Review and edit Persian War Time-Line. Hand-in.
Review Greek Democracy- Who Has Power? How are Decisions Made? Where do you see Checks and Balances to Power? How are minorities protected? How independent and fair is the Judicial System?
Homework:
Blog Post- Democracy in Athens and in America. Each answer should be 5-7 sentences. Make sure you use specific examples from the Greek system and a corresponding example from the American system.
What are the three different branches of government and what is there job? Who Has Power? How are laws made? Where do you see Checks and Balances to Power? How are minorities protected? How independent and fair is the Judicial System?
WED,
OCT 30
In Class:
Sparta v Athens Report Out

Essential Question: How did the small city-states of Greece defeat the mighty Persian Empire?
The Greek-Persian War Time-Line Text-120-122
Using Pages- Students will construct a time-line (with dates) that summarizes the Greek-Persian War. The Time-line will include important information. Use the text-book and the hand-out. The time-line should contain the following events: Be sure to refer to these maps

Here is a Persian War Video (9:15min)

1. Ionian States Revolt
2. Battle of Marathon
3. Xerxes Invades
4. Battle of Thermoplyea Pass (Battle of the 300)
5. Athens is destroyed
6. Battle of Salamis
7. Battle of Platea
8. Delian league is Formed

Homework:
Watch Sparta Videos and take notes on 5 Things you were able to add to your time-line. Indicate the new facts using a different color.
Also- Add a relevant image to your time-line and write a caption.
MON,
OCT 28
In Class:
Lecture- Macro Greek Time-Line from Minoans to Athens v Sparta

Jig-Saw Notes on Sparta v Athens
Homework:
THR,
OCT 24
In Class:
Review and work on Map
Homework:
Complete Map
Read and take notes on:

TUE,
OCT 22
In Class:
Test on Judaism
Homework:
Complete Map of Ancient Greece

Here are some helpful Map Resources LINK
FRI,
OCT 18
In Class:
Lecture- Judaism
Shofar at Sunrise (30 seconds)
Review Homework- Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.
Illustrate a Jewish temple. Watch this short video and illustrate and label a Jewish temple. Identify items in the temple and describe their religious importance. What do they symbolize?
Inside a Jewish Temple (8:17)
Homework:
Study for Test on Judaism.

Tour the Western wall in this animation. Identify 5 things you learn. Be prepared to share them next class.
Western Wall- 3D Tour
WED,
OCT 16
No Class- Geology Field Trip

COLUMBUS DAY
FRI,
OCT 11
IN CLASS:
Students will watch the DVD- Kingdom of David and take notes on the worksheet provided.
HOMEWORK:
Complete the assignment below.

WED,
OCT 9
IN CLASS:
Quiz- Budget Crisis & Government Shutdown
Lecture- Judaism

Video- Prince of EGYPT (2:52)
If Moses Had Facebook
HOMEWORK:

MON,
OCT 7
IN CLASS:
Quiz- Judaism
Current Events: The Budget Crisis & Government Shutdown
Government Shutdown, by the numbers NYTimes (1:45)
In House of Reps, Arithmetic Problem NYTimes
The Battle in Congress on Spending & Debt NYTimes Q&A
The Back And Forth Over the Government Shutdown- NYTimes (interactive)
Who Goes to Work, Who Stays Home? NYTimes (interactive)
History of Religion in 90 Seconds
HOMEWORK:
Quiz- Budget Crisis
THR,
OCT 3
IN CLASS:
YOU MUST PLAY IN CHROME browser. Go into this simulation http://playspent.org/ and "accept the challenge" and "find a job." Please spend 30 minutes carefully going through the simulation. Please make decisions that you think you would make if this was real. Please pay attention while you go through this simulation and write down 10 things you learned about the struggles facing a working poor family in America.When you are done with the simulation:

Go to your Blog and compose a post with the title "Spent." Answer the following questions:

1. What are 10 key insights you gained from this experience?
2. What was the most difficult decision you had to make? Why?
3. How did the simulation make you feel? Please explain.

Please remember that Blog posts are formal writing. Please edit your work and provide accurate and specific information as well as proper spelling and grammar. Please cite your work and provide insightful graphs, images, and/or cartoons. All images must have citations and captions.

HOMEWORK:
Read about the origins of Judaism in the textbook, pages 83-86. Take notes on the following terms for a short open note matching quiz. ++ Please print your notes prior to next class ++
monotheism
prophets
covenant
Abraham
exodus
Moses
David
Jerusalem
Solomon
exile
Diaspora
Jewish Scriptures
++ Print your notes prior to class ++
TUE,
OCT 1*
IN CLASS:
Watch the DVD: Discovery of the Rosetta Stone and take notes on the attached notes sheet. Please use these notes to do the homework.

HOMEWORK:
Create a Blog Post with the title Rosetta Stone. Upload an image of the Rosetta stone and cite your source. Be sure to copy these questions on your blog and to make them BOLD.
1. Briefly describe the competition between Jean-Francois Champollion and Thomas Young to translate the Rosetta Stone.
2. Why is the Rosetta Stone now in the British Museum if the French found it?
3. Why was the Rosetta Stone such an important artifact?
4. What obstacles did scholars have to overcome to decipher the stone?
Here are some resources
Rosetta Stone- Khan Academy (3:56)
The Rosetta Stone BRITISH MUSEUM
FRI,
SEP 27*
IN CLASS:
Egypt- Social/Economic
Watch the DVD Beyond the Pyramids and fill out the notes sheet handed out in class. Be sure to pause the DVD periodically to discuss.
Below is the note sheet.

When the DVD ends please have them hand in their notes sheet and begin the homework.
Homework:
Complete the second half of the Daily Life Chart.
WED,
SEP 25*
In Class:
Lecture- Egypt- Middle Kingdom to Old Kingdom

Complete this assignment and hand in next class. There are color pencils on my desk.
Homework:
Complete 1/2 of the Daily Life Chart.

MON,
SEP 23
CLASSWORK:
Egypt- Religion and Environment. Egypt was the "gift of the Nile."
Review homework on Egypt and Egyptian Time-line (there are lecture notes in (Googledocs)
HOMEWORK:
Open a google doc and Title the document Lastname.ValleyoftheKings.5B and share it with me.
Play the Pyramid Challenge below and identify 5 important things you learn about pyramid building. What were some of the challenges they faced and techniques they used? Play for about 20 minutes.
Pyramid Challenge- BBC (Interactive)
Visit the Theban Mapping Project and explore both the Atlas of the Valley of the Kings feature and the Atlas of the Theban Necropolis feature. Spend some time reading and watching video clips of important pharaohs and their tombs. Write a short summary on 5 of the most interesting things you learn and identify one thing you would like to know more about. Make sure you include an image and a citation.
Theban Mapping Project (interactive)
THR,
SEP 19
CLASSWORK:
Quiz- Countries, Capitals, Physical Features of the Middle East
HOMEWORK:
Start working on Text reading on Egypt pages 44-53.


TUE,
SEP 17
CLASSWORK:
Lecture- Roots of 9/11 by Thomas Friedman
Results of 9/11
Boston Marathon Bombing- Why did they do it? Watch Boston Marathon Bombing- 60 Minutes (12:39min)
HOMEWORK:
BRING YOUR TEXT TO NEXT CLASS
Study Map of the countries and Physical Features of the Middle East. There is a quiz next class.
This resource will help you: Map Game on Middle East
FRI,
SEP 13
CLASSWORK:
Computer Orientation- Bookmarks (For September 11th also), Folders For Units, Homework Calendar, Googledocs
Classroom Policies
Faces of the Dead NYTIMES (Oct 10, 2001-Current)
Cost of War National Priorities Project
HOMEWORK:
Open up a Pages document and title it 9/11 Research. Go to the websites below and spend some time exploring the sites and learning about September 11th. Write 20 facts (using complete sentences) that you learn about September 11th. Categorize your notes if they are from different aspects of this event (for instances notes about the memorial should go one heading and notes about the building's collapsing should go under a different heading.) Please include an image and caption, with cation. Cite all of your work with hyper-links. Please fit all of your work on one page and print prior to next class.

10 Years after 9/11 AP, 2011
Remembering 9/11-The History Channel (I suggest you watch the "102 Minutes that changed America" feature)
9/11 Memorial and NYTimes Interactive- Ground Zero
Feel free to check out the 9/11 wiki if you want more sources.
WED,
SEP 11
CLASSWORK:
Students will watch the following film on September 11th. Students should take notes from the film using the same worksheet they had for homework on Monday. Please collect after the film is over. You can show Part 1 and Part 2 of the film. With time remaining students can start homework.
Video- Inside 9/11
HOMEWORK:
Take notes on the worksheet provided using the handout What Happened on 9/11.


MON,
SEP 9
CLASSWORK:
Report-Out Editorial Cartoons (Think-Pair-Share)


Introduce September 11th- What do we know?, What do we think we know?, What do we want to know?

HOMEWORK:
Hand-Out Text Books
Map Modern Middle East

Complete labeling Maps of Middle East
This resource will help you: Map Game on Middle East
THR,
SEP 5
CLASSWORK:
Share out one interesting fact about someone else. (Two lies and one truth.)
Current Events Presentation- Syria (note-taking skills)

Introducing Editorial Cartoons

HOMEWORK:
Analyze 3 cartoons.

TUE,
SEP 3
CLASSWORK:
Here is the Course Of Studies Guide


Tolerance Activity

Watch: Miniature Earth (3:15) and Did You Know? (4:56) 7 Billion (3:00)
Think-Pair- Share
What was the Thesis?
What were the most important facts?
What were the most interesting facts?
How does this information pertain to me?

Homework:
1. Illustrate and Annotate one page that Summarizes and Describes you as an individual. Feel free to be creative- but try to make this informative (20 Minutes)
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