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HONORS 4 BLUE

CLASS BLOG


MON,
June 15
12pm Final Exam
WED,
June 10
Step-up Day
Review for Final Exam
MON,
June 8
In Class:
Review For Final Exam

Homework:
THR,
June 4
In Class:

Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour
St Peter's Square Virtual Tour
Homework:
Review and Organize your notebooks
TUE,
June 2
In Class:
Present High Renaissance- Khan Academy
Last Supper- Monty Python
Watch the DVD Michelangelo Revealed (52:32) and take notes using the worksheet handed out in class.
Homework:
Leonardo- Mystery of a Masterpiece (52:52)
FRI,
MAY 29
In Class:
Lecture- Renaissance Art
Leonardo's Genius
The Math Behind the Beauty
Homework:

High Renaissance- Khan Academy Project. Be sure to go into google drive and add multiple images of your artwork, artifact or building to the class' google presentation. Please add your artist's images in the order listed on the assignment page. (For instance- Leonardo da Vinci the "Anatomist" is the first image in the presentation and Tintoretto "The Last Supper" should be the last few images in the google presentation.)
WED,
MAY 27
In Class:
End Presentations- Alberti, Botticelli, Lorenzo, Savonarola.
Read The Annotated Mona Lisa and take notes using the study guide shared with you in googledocs. Please include images and a few notes for every artwork mentioned or shown in the text. SHARE it with me with the title Lastname.MonaLisa.4B
Homework:
Study for Quiz on Era of Medici
MON,
MAY 25

MEMORIAL DAY

FRI,
MAY 22
In Class:
Students present Era of Medici

Homework:
Study for Quiz- Era of Medici
WED,
MAY 20
In Class:
Students work on presentations
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Part 1: Birth of a Dynasty
Homework;
Complete project
MON,
MAY 18
In Class:
Work to create a short Googledoc presentation on the Era of the Medici.
Use the title Artist.4B. Write using "bullet form," Include relevant images, artworks, titles for slides and 15 words per slide that include vocabulary.
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Part 1: Birth of a Dynasty
Homework:
Complete Research
Here is a Great Resource- Early Renaissance in Italy by Khan Academy
THR,
MAY 14
In Class:
The Math Behind the Beauty
Mini-DBQ: How did the Renaissance Change Man's View of Man?
Complete- Why did the Renaissance Begin in Italy?
Homework:
Read your assigned section on the Era of Medici and construct a a brief study guide (In Googledocs)on each person listed below. SHARE it with me (Lastname.Topic.4B) Identify all images mentioned in the reading and be able to annotate them. Be sure you Answer The Questions 1-12 on pages 71 and 72 that pertain to your section. Make sure you write complete answers. How is your person a HUMANIST?
1. Cosimo- Bennett
2. Lorenzo- Mac
3. Donatello- Hannah
4. Brunelleschi- Emilie H.
5. Masaccio- Sophia
6. Alberti- Olivia
7. Botticelli- Emilie M.
8. Savonarola- Jessica
TUE,
MAY 12
In Class;
What factors lead the decline of Medieval Europe and the birth of the Renaissance?
Da Vinci's World (44min)
Walls of Constantinople TED Education (4:17)
Why did the Renaissance Begin in Italy?
What is Humanism?
The Renaissance (3:06)

Homework:
Complete How did the Renaissance Change Man's View of Man?
FRI,
MAY 8
In Class:
Final Project Due
Class Constructs annotated bibliography of on-line sources
exemplar- Use On-Line Resources
Holy Grail
Homework:
none
WED,
MAY 6
In Class:
group work
Homework:
MON,
MAY 4
In Class:
Go to Room 410
group work
Homework:
THR,
APR 30
In Class:
Annotated Interview
Class begins to stitch together project
Homework:
TUE,
APR 28
In Class:
Our Mongol Project
Homework:

APRIL VACATION

THR,
APR 16
In Class:
Library
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zSJNIyu0DtUI.kJLFziByW5uk
ow.ly/Lsojh
Homework:
TUE,
APR 14
In Class:
Library- Locate two books and take notes
FRI,
APR 10
In Class:
Text Book Chapter
On-Line encyclopedia
GVLR
Homework
Watch this video on the The Secret History of Genghis Khan (48:34) and take notes in Videonot.es. Upload another good video if you have one and take notes. We are looking for content and clips.
WED,
APR 8
In Class:
Project on the Mongols
All of the documents you will need for this project are in google drive in the folder AAA Middle Ages
Close-Looking Assignment
Pre-search Work- PIRATES and First Draft of 2-3 Bloom questions.
Homework
Research on-line and take a few notes. Cite relevant sources using MLA format on the note-taking guide. Revise PIRATE and Bloom questions.
MON,
APR 6
In Class:
Watch God's Architect 60 MINUTES (12:39)
Complete the assignment- Copy of Black Death Web Quest
Homework:
THR,
APR 2
In Class;
Inquiry Project- Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1412-1416) What is the context between your image and the Middle Ages? Provide context and connections between your object and the PIRATES of the Middle Ages. Annotate the work. Cite all of your work using MLA format.
Homework:
none
TUE,
MAR 31
In Class:
100 Years War- Inquiry Project using PIRATES and Bloom's Taxonomy write 2 essential Questions each and answer them about the 100 Years War. Share with me in Google Docs with the title Lastname.100PIRATES.class. Cite all of your work using MLA format.
Homework:
Complete Lastname.100PIRATES.class. Add an image and Annotate it (write how this image is relevant to what you are writing about)
FRI,
MAR 27
In Class:
Power & Corruption in the Catholic Church

Mount Athos, Part 1 (14:20) 60 Minute
Homework:
Go into Googledocs and take notes on the document 15-100 Years War. Be sure to share it back with me.
WED,
MAR 25
In Class:
Crescent & The Cross
Review Crusades and refer to this map Map of The Crusades and this Interactive Map. and the Expulsion of the Jews below it.
Homework:
You will be assigned one of the articles below (1-3). Read and take notes on the a) Thesis of the Article and b) the 5 most important points you learn from the Article. What new insights do you gain about the Crusades? What do you learn about the Muslim view of the crusades? How was the fate of Jacques de Molay relevant today? Write your answers at the bottom of your
Chapter VIII- The Crusades homework.
1. Christians and Muslims are distorting crusades, says historian GUARDIAN June, 2010
2. A stain on history: the burning of Jacques de Molay Telegraph March, 2014
3. The Crusades, Even Now NYTimes Magazine 1999
ALL READ
Osama Bin Laden Against Crusades 2001
Osama Bin Laden Riles Against "Crusaders" 2006
French Women Defy French Ban on Veil BBC NOV 2013
MON, MAR 23
In Class:
Lecture- Time-Line Overview of Middle Ages
Where The Middle Ages Dark? (5:46)
The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 Minutes
What do you already know? What is new?

Read about The Magna Carter- The Great Charter
The Magna Carta (6:25)

Homework:
The Crusades Crash Course (11:32)
Go into Googledocs and complete the vocabulary and questions 1-13 of the study guide: Chapter VIII- The Crusades
FRI,
MAR 20

FIELD TRIP TO Museum of Fine Arts Boston

TUE,
MAR 17
In Class:
Quiz on Islam
Assign and Annotate your MFA artwork

Homework:
Annotate your artwork and Print in color Prior to next class
FRI,
MAR 13

WINTER LONG WEEKEND

THR,
MAR 12
In Class:
My Fellow American (6:22)
Maine Lacks Loan Options for Muslim Businesses PPH Mar, 2015
Islamic Spain and Reconquista Interactive Map

Homework:
Study for Quiz on Islam
TUE,
MAR 10
In Class:
Hand-Out field Trip Permission to MFA
Maine's Failing Bridges PPH Mar 2015
Read Spread of Islam (Text Pages 277-281) and answer the questions and fill-out the map on the worksheet below.

Homework:
Read about Muslim Inventions and identify what you think are the five most important inventions: How Islamic Inventions Shaped the World The Independent (19 inventions)
The Surprising Story Of 'Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an' NPR (5:46)
What do you learn about Islam from this story on Thomas Jefferson's owning a Koran?
Watch this film Jerusalem- In IMAX
Visit the Dome of the Rock- 3D Tour and identify 5 things you learned about this holy site.
FRI,
MAR 6
In Class:
Assess Prior Knowledge on Islam
Introduce Islam: History of Religion in 90 seconds
Lecture- Introduction to Islam

Map of Shia and Sunni
The Surprising Appeal of ISIS Boston Globe
Homework:
Go into googledocs and locate a document shared with you called 15-Islam Web Quest. Make a copy of the document, share it back with me, and complete the assignment. In addition, read the document below on the Anatomy of a Mosque.

WED,
MAR 4
In Class:
Hand in The Virgin & The Dead Christ
Lecture- Feudalism(scroll down the page to the Middle Ages and "click" on the Feudal System) & Manorialism
The Middle Ages Crash Course (12:07) (Feudalism & Manorialism)

Introduce Dante's Inferno and how fear of sin and hell dominated the medieval mind. Hand-out Dante's inferno diagram. Examine how sins of the flesh are not as bad as sins of the soul.
Homework:
Continue to Examine Dante's Inferno- A Virtual Tour of Hell and Dante's Inferno VisualizedThis is also a good resource: http://apliterature-sasd.wikispaces.com/home
Create a 6 Panel Cartoon on Dante's Inferno with contemporary people suffering for their sins. Put a contemporary famous person into Dante's Hell and 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.
Be sure to put in 5 true facts about Dante's Inferno. Use this resource: http://www.pixton.com/
MON,
MAR 2
In Class:
Hand-in your annotated The Catalonian Chapel
Watch the Birth of the Gothic- Abbot Sugar Khan Academy (5:18)
Watch the following video on Gothic Cathedrals and answer the questions on the worksheet below.
Building The Great Cathedrals NOVA (53:07)

Play with this Interactive- The Physics of Stone Arches- NOVA
Homework:
Read Art in The Middle Ages- Reign of Religion Pages 27-29 and answer the questions on Gothic Art
Annotate Virgin & The Dead Christ MFA Use these resources to help: Identifying Saints in Art- National Gallery of Art and Fish Eaters
Hand in Final Drafts Tuesday of Catalonian Chapel & Virgin and the Dead Christ. Printed Prior to next class.
THR,
FEB 26
In Class:
Christianity Quiz
Lecture- Introduction to Byzantine Art and Catalonian Chapel
Hagia Sofia (Start at 9:30)
Homework:
Read Art in The Middle Ages- Reign of Religion Pages 24-27 on Byzantine & Romanesque Art
Complete an annotated artwork of the Catalonian Chapel MFA. PRINT OUT PRIOR TO NEXT CLASS

TUE,
FEB 24
In Class:
Alterpiece & Last Supper
Review Christianity
Watch the DVD- 500 Years of Saint Peter's

Homework:
Study for Quiz on Christianity

FEBRUARY VACATION

FRI,
FEB 13
In Class:
I am Out- Christianity Watch the DVD- In Search of Jesus and take notes on the worksheet handed out in class.
Homework:
WED,
FEB 11
In Class:
Lecture- Christianity

Mount Athos, Part 1 (14:20) 60 Minutes
Homework:
Read Sermon on the Mount and identify the most important lessons from his Jesus' teaching
MON,
FEB 9
In Class:
Test- Ancient Rome
Homework:
"Actively Read" the handout Learning About Christianity. This requires you to highlight important information and to make some brief notes in the margins as you read. It should be obvious that you have read this article twice and are familiar with the key points. Focus on how Christianity is similar and unique when compared with Judaism.
THR,
FEB 5
In Class:
Review Decline of Roman Empire. How is America facing a similar Challenge as Rome? Can we avoid this? How? Include images and a graph. Make sure you share the document with me Lastname.RomeDecline.4B
Homework:
Study for Test on Rome
TUE,
FEB 3
In Class:
Pax Romana- Engineering an Empire
__America’s Declining Infrastructure__ 60 Minutes (14:07)
Homework:
Read this paper on the Decline of Rome and identify key reasons Rome collapsed and how America might be facing similar challenges. Make sure you circle back to the A.P. Decline reading to make sure you understand that Rome's decline was multi-faceted.

FRI,
JAN 30
In Class:
CE Quiz- Wheaton, Olney, Martin
Practice Quiz- Geography of Rome
Map of Roman Commerce
Amphitheaters of Roman Empire
Review Second Half of A. P. Pax Romana Reading- Rome in Disarray

Pax Romana- Engineering an Empire
Homework:
Study Geography of Roman Empire and read about how Roman Roads, Sewers and Aqueducts helped Rome expand.

WED,
JAN 28
In Class:
No Class- Snow Day
Homework:
MON,
JAN 26
In Class:
CE Present Wheaton
Complete Video Julius Caesar (1953)
Review Pax Romana Reading
Map of Roman Commerce
Pax Romana- Engineering an Empire
Homework:
Read 2nd 1/2 of Pax Romana using a second technique from the packet.
Study for CE Quiz Wheaton, Olney, Martin
THR,
JAN 22
In Class:
Review Julius Caesar Study Guide and questions 1-15 on page 100.
Video Julius Caesar (1953)
Homework:
Read 1/2 A.P. Text Pax Romana and take notes using one of the techniques in the handout below.

TUE,
JAN 20
In Class:
Complete a Map of the Roman World. Use colored Pencils and follow the directions on the worksheet.
Copy Roman Time-Line off The White Board
Homework:
Finish Map on Rome

MLK WEEKEND

THR,
JAN 15
In Class:
CE Present Olney
Copy Roman Time-Line off The White Board
Review Julius Caesar
Engineering an Empire- Julius Caesar
Homework:
Read Chapter IX- Julius Caesar and start the Study Guide and questions 1-15 on page 100.

This source might help The Roman Revolution by Prof Skip Knox Boise State University
TUE,
JAN 13
In Class:
Hunger
Homework:
none
FRI,
JAN 9
In Class:
Quiz- Genius for the Practical
Lecture- Founding of Rome to The Punic Wars

Review Republican Government

Homework:
Read the handout and answer the questions on Page 2 on how the Punic War undermined Roman society and how the Gracchi brothers tried to reform Roman Society. Be sure to master vocabulary and review how the Roman Republican government worked (or did NOT work!)

You may want to also read this essay on The Roman Revolution by Prof Skip Knox Boise State University
WED,
JAN 7
In Class:
Power of One Activity


Homework:
Read the packet A Genius for the Practical from Plight of the Plebians to the end and take notes in the note-taking guide handed out in class.
Be prepared for an open-note quiz next class.
MON,
JAN 5
In Class:
Thomas Cole
Homework:
Read the packet A Genius for the Practical up to the section Plight of the Plebians and take notes in the note-taking guide handed out in class.

WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

THR,
DEC 18
In Class:
Complete 7 Years in Tibet
Watch this short Video on the Siddhartha School.
http://siddharthaschool.org/ (5:20)
Homework:
TUE,
DEC 16
In Class:
CE Present Martin
watch and discuss- 7 Years in Tibet
Ken Rinponche Maine Today 2013

Homework:
Read about the Dalai Lama
FRI,
DEC 12
In Class:
survey-http://surveygoldcloud.com/s/065112FA4B674096/275.htm
Quiz on Buddhism
Read a selection from The Dharma of Star Wars and identify 3 Quotes that illustrate the Buddhist practice of Right Mindfulness and their belief of Impermanence.
Luke Surprises Yoda (3:34)
Destruction of Death Star (4:02)
Prayer Flags
Buddhist Quotes & Busshist Symbols-
http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/symbols.htm
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9074.Th_ch_Nh_t_H_nh
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/570218.Dalai_Lama_XIV
http://www.dalailamaquotes.org/__
http://www.do-meditation.com/enlightenment-quotes.html#sthash.KF4T8B0V.dpbs
Homework:
Read the short time-line on the history of Tibet.


WED,
DEC 10
In Class:
Quiz- Hinduism
Lecture Buddhism


Homework:
Study for Quiz on Buddhism
Memorize the 4 Noble Truths.
Read the articles below. What do we learn about the effects of meditation on the brain?
Meditation Alters Brain Structure
World's Happiest Man? GUARDIAN
MON,
DEC 8
In Class:
CE Present Leahy
Review Greek Test. Review Test Corrections process. Test Corrections are due by class on Friday.
Finish Lecture from Puja
Homework:
Study for Quiz on Hinduism
THR,
DEC 4
In Class:
Complete the Hinduism and Buddhism maps handed out in class. You will have to use your own websites to find the locations on your map. Please use colored pencils and color countries contrasting colors to make the maps good study guides. You should begin to study the geographic locations on this map for a quiz in a few days. If you finish this in class you can start the homework (you will need earphones)
Homework:
Go into your google drive and locate the document with the title Hinduism Web Quest.
Copy and Rename the document as YourLastName.Hinduism.5W and SHARE it back with me.
Answer all the questions completely
TUE,
DEC 2
In Class:
Hinduism K-T-W
History of Religion in 90 seconds
Lecture- Hinduism

Here is a great resource on Hinduism- Information on Hinduism by Primary Homework Help
Homework:
Read the text Pages 200-207 and Go to the website below to get a brief introduction to Hinduism. Take notes on the worksheet handed out in class. (at the bottom of the worksheet are two more websites to help you)

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

THANKSGIVING VACATION

TUE,
NOV 25
In Class:
Greek Travel Brochure. $5,000 and a 10-14 day trip to Greece. Use Pages to create a tri-fold brochure.
Homework:
FRI,
NOV 21
In Class:Test on Ancient Greece
Homework:
none
WED,
NOV 19
In Class:
Review Greek Art & Architecture


Parthenon
Lincoln Memorial Interactive
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
Please include an image and a caption to explain the use of the Golden Ratio in the Parthenon.
4. Include an image and two facts about Phidias' sculpture of Athena Parthenos.
Homework:
Study for Test on Ancient Greece

MON,
NOV 17
In Class:
CE Present Jessica
Review- Peloponnesian War & Complete Greek Time-Line
Lecture- Greet Philosophy- Socrates, Plato & Aristotle

Socrates- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Read this link on Alexander the Great and find out why he is one of the most famous men in history.
Top 10 Reasons Alexander The Great Was Great
Here is a map to help Alexander The Great
Homework:
Read the two handouts below on Greek Art and Architecture. The first handout (14-Art HWH) requires you to create a googledoc and study in detail one artwork. When reading focus on the items below:
Architecture - main features of temple construction (platform, column, entablature, pediment), unique characteristics of the Parthenon, the three orders of Columns and the decorative style
Sculpture - know the characteristics of & one specific examples from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods


THR,
NOV 13
In Class:
Present Great Greeks
Homework:
Watch these two videos about Sparta. How is their society different from the society of Athens? Why did they emphasize becoming a warrior above all else? Spartan Boot Camp (3:49)Spartan Ideals & Democracy (2:14)
Read about the Peloponnesian War and take notes on the worksheet handed out in class. Use this LINK to Professor Skip Knox's website. This simple Video The Peloponnesian War(2:22) will help you understand the War and this longer Video Peloponnnesian War (12:49) will help you also.




VETERANS DAY

MON,
NOV 10
In Class:
Present Great Greeks
Robert Kennedy: Delivering News of King's Death NPR (2:48)
Homework:
none
THR,
NOV 6
In Class:
CE Quiz Liv and Sophia
Research Great Greek
Homework:
For homework research your Great Greek using a website. This website must be an excellent source of information and reliable. When you have selected your website you must evaluate it using this Website Evaluation Form.
Complete Great Greek Research
TUE,
NOV 4
In Class:
CE Present Liv
Research Great Greek
Homework:
Study for CE Quiz Sophia & Liv
Work on Great Greek Project- start work on Great Greek Template (Master) found in your google Drive. Rename it and Share it with me.
FRI,
OCT 31
In Class:
Athenian Agora & Greek Democracy Khan Academy (4:39)
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?
I'm Just a Bill Schoolhouse Rock (3:00)

Homework:
Research Great Greek
WED,
OCT 29
In Class:
Research Great Greek
Legacy of Greece reading Comprehension
I
Homework:
Research your great Greek usingBritannica Online School Edition and resources from CVRL. take notes in google docs.
MON,
OCT 27
In Class:
CE Present Sophia
Review Persian War
Introduce Great Greek Project


Homework:
Go to googledrive and find the document "Copy Great Greek Topic Notes" and rename it and share it back with me.
Read and take notes using Britannica Online School Edition (K-12) Use this LINK
Take notes using GVRL: Link
THR,
OCT 23
In Class:
CE Quiz Emilie H and Hannah

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?
I'm Just a Bill Schoolhouse Rock (3:00)

Homework:
Read and create a time-line on the Persian War.
Using Pages- Students will construct a time-line (with dates) that summarizes the Greek-Persian War. The Time-line will include only important information. Use the text-book and the hand-outs. The time-line should contain the following events:

Be sure to refer to these maps and use this Interactive map of Persian Wars. Click boxes and wait to watch it fill in information.


1. Ionian States Revolt- What were the causes of the war?
2. Battle of Marathon- how did the topography and greek strategy win this battle?
3. Xerxes and the 2nd Persian Invasion- describe Xerxe's strategy and bridge over the Hellenspont
4. Themistocles' Wooden Wall (Oracle of Delphi)
5. Battle of Thermoplyea Pass- how did the topography influence this battle? who won and how?
6. Athens is destroyed
7. Battle of Salamis- how did the topography influence this battle? who won and how?
8. Delian league is Formed- what was this? What was it's purpose?
Essential Question: How did the small city-states of Greece defeat the mighty Persian Empire?

Homework:
Complete Time-Line on the Persian War
Here is a video about the Greek (Spartan) Hoplites, The Argive Grip and the Phalanx Implements of Death (2:30)
Here is a video link about triremes (3:00)
Deconstructing History- The Spartans (3:00)
TUE,
OCT 21
In Class:
CE Present Emilie H.
Review Geography of Greece and how geography shaped Ancient Greece.

Lecture- Macro Time-Line of Ancient Greece. You can see a copy of the lecture notes in GoogleDrive with the title of 14OverviewGreeceKN.key

Homework:
Study for Quiz Emily H. and Hannah
Read and take notes on the Democracy of Ancient Athens
How and why did democracy develop in Athens? Who has the 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? Where do you see connections or differences to the American democratic System?


FRI,
OCT 17
In Class:
Test on Judaism
Geography of Ancient Greece- Fill-out and complete the map handed out in class.


Here is a LINK to some great map resources

Homework:
Read this handout and complete the questions on the back of the handout Geography of Ancient Greece

WED,
OCT 15
No Class- Geology Field Trip
MON,
OCT 13

COLUMBUS DAY

FRI,
OCT 10
In Class:
CE Present Hannah
The Truth Behind Noah's Flood
Deluge Theory
Noah's Flood (45:00) OPTIONAL
Jewish Women Fight for Equality NPR (7:08)
Shofar at Sunrise (30 seconds)
Inside a Jewish Temple (8:17)
The Dead Sea Scrolls
City of Jerusalem for IMAX
Jerusalem- City of David 60 Minutes (13:40) Explores Jewish archeology below Arab East Jerusalem and what it means for peace.
Virtual recreation of Second Temple Mount (7:47)
Homework:
Study for Test on Judaism
WED,
OCT 8
In Class:
Finish Judaism Lecture from Kosher
Review Genesis
Jig Saw- Genesis in Art
Homework:
Study for Test on Judaism- Identify any questions you have.
Watch the videos below and take notes.
Shofar at Sunrise (30 seconds)
Inside a Jewish Temple (8:17)
Western Wall- 3D Tour
MON,
OCT 6
In Class:
History of Religion in 90 Seconds
Lecture:Judaism

Video- Prince of EGYPT (2:52)
Homework:
Read Genesis chapters 1-9 and complete the worksheet handed out in class. Identify the speaker and the significance for each.
THR,
OCT 2
In Class:
Watch the Film- Kingdom of David and take notes on the video guide handed out in class.
Homework:
1. Read the rest of handout Learning About Judaism and take notes using the study guide shared with you in Googledocs.
2. Complete the assignment in Google Docs called Jewish Holidays (Share it back with me with the title Lastname.JewishHolidays.4B)
TUE,
SEP 30
In Class:
Present Sustainable Solutions to Hunger in Malawi
In Class Essay- Sustainable Solutions to hunger in Malawi
Homework:
Read the first 1/2 handout Learning About Judaism and take notes using the study guide shared with you in Googledocs. SHARE it back with me Lastname.Judaism.4B. Read up to JEWISH BELIEFS.
FRI,
SEP 26
In Class:
Hunger Day 2
Homework:
Research Sustainable Solutions to Hunger in Malawi and present them next class. Create a google doc and SHARE it with me with the title Lastname.HungerSolution.4B
Your presentation should have 5 slides maximum. I cover slide (title, your name, picture) 2-3 Slides (Title, picture, bulleted 20 words max) 1 Slide Bibliography (You need to create a bibliography for images and resources.)
WED,
SEP 24
In Class:
Quiz Countries, and Geography of Middle East
Roll-Out Current Events
How ISIS Works NYTimes
Hunger Day 1- The Food They Eat in One Week TIME
Homework:
Identify Quotes from the Washington Post article and The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and complete the assignment in googledocs on Hunger in Malawi.
Optional Reading- Islamic State a magnet for the disaffected Press Herald Sep 21, 2014
MON,
SEP 22
In Class:
Quiz on 9/11
Study Counties, and Geography of the Middle East
Play these Map Games to start to learn your countries
Play this Rethinking Schools game as well. (countries)
Homework:
Study Countries and Geography of Middle East. Quiz Next Class.
THR,
SEP 18
In Class:
Watch Boston Marathon Bombing- 60 Minutes (12:39min)
Create a Blog Post- Boston Marathon Bombings
How were the reasons and perpetrators of the Boston Marathon Bombing attacks similar and different from the September 11th attacks?
Using information from 2 or more of the resources below write a well-developed paragraph that answers this question.
Please include an image with a caption and a proper citation. Cite all of your work with hyper-links.
Resources on Boston Marathon Bombing
Boston’s Terror and the Children of the Fault Lines Bloomberg April 19, 2013
Judgement Not Included- Thomas Friedman (April 2013)

Homework:
Study for Quiz on 9/11
TUE,
SEP 16
In Class:
Lecture- Results of 9/11
Go to your Blog and construct a post called Remembering September 11, 2001. List 5-10 facts (using complete sentences and in your own words) that you learn about the following two topics.
1. Why was America attacked on 9/11?
2. How was America changed after 9/11?
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Homework:
Read this brief overview of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Identify 2-3 questions you have about the bombing and/or how this bombing is similar or different from the attacks of 9/11.
Time-Line of Bombings Washington Post (April 2013)
FRI,
SEP 12
In Class:
Report out 9/11 Stories and Quotes
Read the article below

- Students will identify what they think is the most important information they learn from the article. Pay particular attention to the explanation on Why they attacked and America’s response.

- Students will identify questions from the article that they have. What don’t they understand? What do you want to know more about?

Lecture- Roots of 9/11
Watch some of this Video- Inside 9/11 and study the handout
HOMEWORK:
Watch the rest (most) of the video Video- Inside 9/11 and study the handout
You might find these resources interesting.
9/11 Memorial Timeline
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
WED,
SEP 10
In Class:
Quiz on Current Events on Afghanistan, Brazil, Nigeria, China, India
Present Syria & Brazil and Review Map of Summer Current Events
Laptop Orientation

Introduce 9-11 Assignment (2014)- What do we know?, What do we think we know?, What do we want to know?


Homework:
Look in Google Drive for 9/11 Assignment: Interview Someone- What do you remember about September 11th?
MON,
SEP 8
In Class:
Groups Present Summer Work and students take notes
- Afghanistan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Syria
Homework:
Study for Quiz on Summer Work Afghanistan, Brazil, Nigeria, China, India
THR,
SEP 4
In Class:
Map from Summer Work
Share out one interesting fact about someone else. (Two lies and one truth.)
Jig-Saw of Summer Work. Groups annotate a Map (5 Items) to be handed out to the rest of the class. As a class review Bloom's Taxonomy
Students produce 3 Posters per group.

1. Word Wall/ Important People and Constituencies (5 Words) 2. Time-Line (5 Events) 3. Bloom's Taxonomy (5 Questions)
Homework:
Finalize Posters
Tue,
Sep 2
In Class:
Course Overview

Tolerance Activity
Burial Boys of Ebola NYTimes (4:53)
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?

BEGIN SUMMER WORK-
Jig-Saw of Summer Work. As a group evaluate the most important story(s)
1. Word Wall/ Important People and Constituencies 2. Time-Line

Homework:
Review and gather extra information about your story(s) (20 Minutes)
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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