Block 2W - CP World History

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FINAL
EXAM
Block 2W - Tuesday, June 11 - 8-9:30 am






Monday
June 10
In class:
• Review for final exam






Thursday
June 6
In class:
• Review for final exam






Tuesday
June 4
In class:
• Renaissance artwork oral presentations (3 min. max for presentation)
• Please make a copy of this document (includes all of the artwork images) to use for note taking.






Friday
May 31
In class:
• Current events - Musseit
• Current events - Keirstin
• Current events - Noah
• Hands-on history: Leonardo da Vinci
• Hands-on history: Leonardo da Vinci
- Link 1
- Link 2
- Link 3

Homework due June 4
• Continue to prepare/be ready to present assigned artwork using Khan Academy video resource.





Wed.
May 29
In class:
• Read one another's GoogleDocs about important people in the Medici era.
• Continue watching documentary about Medici family and important artists/architects in Florence and Rome.

Homework due June 4
• Prepare/be ready to present assigned artwork using Khan Academy video resource.




Friday
May 24
In class:
• Current events - Jacob
• Share GoogleDocs about important people in the Medici era:
- Cosimo de Medici
- Brunelleschi
- Donatello
- Botticelli
- Masaccio
- Lorenzo de Medici
• Documentary on Medici family in Florence.

Homework due May 29
• Get started: on June 4, you will be presenting a famous Renaissance artist/sculptor's work(s) to the class. Please see this page of the wiki for more explanation and for a link to a brief video about that artwork.




Wed.
May 22
In class:
• Discuss factors that led to major changes in Medieval Europe and opened the door for the Renaissance.
• Why Italy? What were some of the major changes taking place in Europe?


Homework due May 24
• Please read these links to get more of an introduction to the Renaissance and Renaissance art.
- Link 1
- Link 2
• Add notes to your section from Medici text to a GoogleDoc and share it with me. Please add images of important artwork mentioned in your text relating to your section and notes to help explain that section of text to your classmates.




Monday
May 20
In class:
• Current events - Stephanie
• Current events - Angela, Aizhan, and Katie
• Finish VoiceThread quizzes

Homework due May 22
• Begin reading assigned section on the Medici family and important artists in Florence, Italy. Make a GoogleDoc and share it with me. Please add images of important artwork mentioned in your text relating to your section. We'll continue to add to this, so just a draft due on Wednesday.




Thurs
May 16
In class:
• Take VoiceThread quiz. Links:
Japan - https://voicethread.com/share/4544842/
China - http://voicethread.com/share/4544846/
West Africa - https://voicethread.com/share/4544859/
Maya -https://voicethread.com/share/4544892/
Inca - https://voicethread.com/share/4544844/

Homework due May 20
• No homework.




Tues
May 14
In class:
• Record VoiceThread.
• Please be sure to follow these directions for sharing/permission settings.


Homework due May 16
• Finalize/polish VoiceThread.




Fri
May 10
Field trip to MFA Museum in Boston.






Wed
May 8
In class:
• Finalize scripts/record VoiceThread.







Mon
May 6
In class:
• Current events presentations.
• Work on MFA art annotation (due next class).

Homework due May 8
• Complete MFA art annotation.





Thurs
May 2
In class:
• Work in class by reading print resources and adding notes to your group GoogleDoc. Please be sure to cite sources using MLA formatting and add citations your group's bibliography.

Homework due May 6
• Continue to polish notes, scripts, and images.
• Begin work on MFA art annotation (due May 8).




Tues
Apr 30
In class:
• Work in library by reading print resources and adding notes to your group GoogleDoc. Please be sure to cite sources using MLA formatting and add citations your group's bibliography.

Homework due May 2
• Finish research and notes before coming to class. Begin looking for an artifact that represents something important about your society/civilization. More directions and links here.




Fri
Apr 26
In class:
• Work in library by reading print resources and adding notes to your group GoogleDoc. Please be sure to cite sources using MLA formatting and add citations your group's bibliography.

Homework due Apr 30
• Continue research and notes about your civilization (finish reading packet). We'll be in the library for research on Tuesday.




Wed
Apr 24
In class:
Continue work on reading texts and adding notes to group Google Doc.

Homework due Apr 26
• Finish reading text and taking notes on your group's Google Doc. We'll be in the library for research on Friday.




Mon
Apr 22
Link for Medieval world

Inca-
Maya-
Ghana-

Homework due Apr 24
Japan resource links/houses and castles:
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/house/
http://www.gojapango.com/travel/japanese_castles_architecture.html
• architecture - http://library.thinkquest.org/27458/nf/architecture/history.html and http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/japan/architecture.htm

• Finish reading first chapter of text and adding notes to your group's Google Doc.




Wed
Apr 10
In class:
• Film, Joan of Arc






Tues
Apr 8
In class:
• Film, Joan of Arc

Homework due Apr 10
• Finish work on art annotation #2.




Thurs
Apr 4
In class:
• Review and take quiz on Medieval Europe
• Annotate Virgin and the Dead Christ, MFA
• These links may help you in your art history detective work to understand the symbolism in the artwork
- Link 1
- Link 2
- Link 3

Homework due Apr 10
• Begin work on art annotation #2 (due 4/11) linked from MFA website.

• Annotate at least 4 elements of the art work; make an educated argument even if you're not sure about someone/an object in the painting. You should include annotations about St. Benedict & St. Scholastica. Be sure to reference the rubric.

• You may choose to do this in a Google Presentation or Pages document. Naming Protocol: 2W Annotation2 LastName.

• Remember to read the text associated with the painting; this might help you with ideas about research you might do to unlock the mysteries of the painting.

• You can collaborate with another student in the research phase, but each person should submit work in his/her own words.




Tues
Apr 2
In class:
• Debrief/add to annotated artwork
• Discuss reading
- Magna Carta
- Learning more about the Black Death - Plague Symptoms

- Learning more about the Black Death - Causes and Treatments
- Black Death Interactive Map
- Hundred Years War map

Homework due Apr 4
• Study for quiz on Medieval Europe.




Fri
Mar 29
In class:
• Discuss homework/take reading quiz
• Learn about Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic art
• Annotate artwork
MFA link for art work
• These links may help you in your art history detective work to understand the symbolism in the artwork
- Link 1
- Link 2
- Link 3

Homework due Apr 2
Actively read chapter on the Decline of Feudalism in Medieval Europe.




Wed
Mar 27
In class:
• Discuss homework/take reading quiz
• Learn more about different social classes
- Nobles
- Knights
- Clergy
- Tradesmen
- Peasants
• Simulation on feudalism!
• Begin discussion about role of church

Homework due Mar 29
Actively read chapter on Life in Medieval Towns. I encourage you to highlight and take notes as you read, but will not collect your notes.




Mon
Mar 25
In class:
• Debrief World Religions field trip
• Review & take quiz on Islam and Islamic empires
• Begin reading about feudalism in Europe

Homework due Mar 27
Actively read chapter on the development of Feudalism in Western Europe and be prepared for reading quiz over material. I would encourage you to highlight and take notes as you read, but I will not collect your notes.




Thurs
Mar 21
No class - Power of One






Tues
Mar 19
No class - snow day






Thurs.
Mar 14
In class:
• Current events presentation - Mari and Anna
• Learn about selection of new Pope - CNN link
• Continue video - When the Moors Ruled
• Share ideas about Muslim contributions to world civilization

Homework due Mar 19
• Study homework/classwork on Islam & Islamic empires in preparation for quiz on this material.




Tues.
Mar 12
In class:
• Learn about selection of new Pope - CNN link
• Keynote of Umayyad and Abbasid empires

• Take a virtual tour of the al-Haram al-Sharif (be sure to go to #26, the al-Aqsa mosque)
• Video - When the Moors Ruled

Homework due Mar 14
• Read Ch. 11, Section 3 (pp. 282-288) and develop a Top 5 List (formatted however you'd like) of important advancements/ideas during this time period (#1 should be the most important development).




Fri.
Mar 8
In class:
• Learn about architecture of mosque & Islamic art


• Watch Khan Academy video on Mihrab
• Begin map work on the spread of Islam

Homework due Mar 12
• Read text chapter (pp. 277-281) about Islamic empires/spread of Islam and complete the first 3 questions on map label sheet.




Wed.
Mar 6
In class:
• Begin lecture on important history and beliefs related to Islam.
• Video clip on the Hajj Pilgrimmage

Homework due Mar 8
• Read text chapter and complete class handouts ("star") about the 5 Pillars of Islam.




Mon.
Mar 4
In class:
• Please click on this link to add your thoughts to a Google Form.

Homework due Mar 6
• Watch CNN Student News segment; we'll have a brief current events quiz over the broadcast next class.





Thurs.
Feb 28
In class:
• Examples of infographics related to education:
http://rossieronline.usc.edu/u-s-education-versus-the-world-infographic/

http://blogs.hrblock.com/2012/08/30/infographic-what-it-costs-to-send-a-kid-to-school

• Make your own infographic related to food and hunger using one or more of these data sources (or ask me about another source):
Global - http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-things-you-need-know-about-hunger-2013
Global - https://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats
Global - http://www.fao.org/hunger/en/
US - http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/hunger-and-poverty-statistics.aspx
Maine - http://gsfb.org/hunger/

Homework due Mar 4
• Complete a draft copy your infographic. Please DO NOT print before coming to class; we'll do some peer review and revision before printing final copies.




Tues.
Feb 26
In class:
• Background on Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Homework due Feb. 28
• Have your entrance slip ready to explain about your chosen organization's work on food and hunger issues.




Fri.
Feb 15
In class:
• Quiz on Christianity and Decline of Roman Empire
• Explore the news and choose a current events story you're interested in - it could be a local, national, or international story (wide choice)
• Follow directions here

Enjoy your February break!




Wed.
Feb 13
In class:
• review the political, economic, military, and social causes for the decline of Rome
• Revisit paintings of decline in Thomas Cole's Course of Empire series - http://beyondthenotes.org/empire/paintings.html
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/CrissCrossSetupForm.asp

Homework due Feb. 15
• Study for a quiz on Christianity and the Decline of the Roman Empire.





Mon.
Feb 11
In class:
• Discuss chapter reading on the decline of Rome.
• Meet in small groups to discuss the political, economic, military, and social causes for the decline.

Homework due Feb. 13
• No homework.




Thurs.
Feb 7
In class:
• Watch CNN Student News broadcast
• Complete notes on foundations of Christianity
• Watch segments from video, The Search for Jesus
• Begin reading about decline of Roman empire

Homework due Feb. 7
• Read photocopied text chapter on decline of Rome, answering each of the essential questions after you read.
• Please also click through the maps on this link, which will help give you important visuals as you read.




Tues.
Feb 5
In class:
• Take Roman Empire quiz
• Watch CNN Student News broadcast
• Begin study of foundations of Christianity

Homework due Feb. 7
• No homework.




Fri.
Feb 1
In class:
•Take geography quiz Part 2
• Share/review emperor trading cards
• Review for quiz on the Roman empire

Homework due Feb. 5
• Study for a quiz on the Roman empire - review sheet handed out in class.





Wed.
Jan 30
In class:
• Take geography quiz Part I
• Finish emperor's notes
• Work in pairs on emperor trading cards



Homework due Feb. 1
• Study for a map quiz (part 2) on ancient Rome by reviewing your big map of Rome and working with practice maps handed out in class.




Mon.
Jan 28
• Finish video - Rome: Engineering an Empire

Homework due Jan. 30
• Study for a map quiz (part 1) on ancient Rome by reviewing your big map of Rome and using the practice maps handed out in class.




Thurs.
Jan 24
In class:
• Debrief homework on transition from Julius Caesar to Augustus Caesar
• Continue video - Rome: Engineering an Empire


Homework due Jan. 28
• Read about the emperors Nero & Vespasian using the links on your EmperorHistoryHunt handout. Add notes about each emperor's accomplishments and downfall.




Tues.
Jan 22
In class:
• Go over quizzes
• Debrief Julius Caesar homework
• Start video - Rome: Engineering an Empire

Homework due Jan. 24
• Read about Julius Caesar, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, Roman leader Marc Antony, and Octavian (later renamed Augustus Caesar). Click on these links (link 1 and link 2). Create an annotated timeline in Pages that shows the relationship between these four individuals - and will end with Augustus Caesar as Rome's first emperor.




Thurs.
Jan 17
In class:
• Quiz over the early foundations of Rome and the Roman Republic
• Read text chapter on transition from Roman Republic to Roman Empire, focusing on the life of Julius Caesar.

Homework due Jan. 17
Using the application Comic Life, construct a cartoon strip on Julius Caesar. Create an 8 panel cartoon about Julius Caesar and includes at least 5 facts from Caesar's life in the cartoon.




Tues.
Jan 15
In class:
• Keynote presentation - development of Rome
• Shared class notes - life in ancient Rome

Homework due Jan. 17
Review following for quiz on early Roman history:
• photocopied text chapter on early development of Rome (geography and early Republic).
• Carthage video notes
• class review notes from Keynote today
• class debrief/notes about daily life in Rome




Fri.
Jan 11
In class:
• Current events preferences
• Current events quiz - CNN Student News
• Finish video about the wars between Carthage and Rome
• Read about 2 aspects of daily life in ancient Rome


Homework due Jan. 15
• Read about and take notes on the Pages doc on 2 aspects of daily life in ancient Rome. Be ready to share your knowledge with other students on Tuesday.




Wed.
Jan 9
In class:
• Review homework
• Create online timeline with major events from Greek and Roman history (we'll continue to add events as we talk about Roman history)

Homework due Jan. 11
• Watch CNN Student News broadcast in preparation for a current events quiz.





Mon.
Jan 7
In class:
• Finish ancient Rome maps
• Watch first part of video about ancient Carthage, rival to Rome
• Begin learning about development of ancient Rome (class handout reading)

Homework due Jan. 9
• Read class handout on foundations of ancient Rome.
• Complete vocab. and answer reading questions from this handout. Please print before coming to class.





Thurs.
Jan 3
In class:
• Introduce ancient Rome unit
• Small group analysis & discussion of Thomas Cole's paintings, Course of Empire
• Begin map work on ancient Rome

Homework due Jan. 7
• Please work on your ancient Rome map - using the labeling guidelines handed out in class - for 20 minutes. Skip over anything you get stuck on; you'll have an opportunity to ask questions in class on Monday.




Fri.,
Dec. 21
• No class - Asia Day activities for all 9th graders.






Wed.,
Dec. 19
• Watch film, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama.

Homework due Dec. 19
None - enjoy the winter break!




Mon.,
Dec. 17
In class:
• Read the Dalai Lama's message of compassion -
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion
• Make peace flags - focusing on messages of peace, compassion, and kindness.
• Continue documentary on Tibetan civilization.

Homework due Dec. 19
No homework.




Thurs.,
Dec. 13
In class:
• Learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali. Text link and video link.
Video about Bodh Gaya - site in India connected to birth of Buddhism
• Review/learn about key aspects of Buddhism
• Discuss spread of Buddhism throughout Asia


Homework due Dec. 17
• Please complete the Spread of Buddhism homework if you have not already done so. (Download Pages document at left.)

• There was a mixup with homework posting last class. If you did not complete the homework about the Hindu festival of Diwali - you may do so for extra credit. Create a Pages document to share key ideas you learned and add some images to illustrate important aspects of this cultural festival.

- Link 1

- Link 2




Tues.,
Dec. 11
In class:
• Go over ancient Greek tests.
• Discuss Hinduism textbook homework and learn about historic development and key aspects of Hinduism.
• Video - Hindu temple
• Video - Hindu holy city of Varanasi

Homework due Dec. 13
• No homework.




Fri.,
Dec. 7
In class:
Greek Travel Brochure
Create a travel brochure to Greece. You have a limit of $5,000 per person airfare and transfers included for a 1-week stay. Make sure you have spending money for food and other activities.

Use a template from the Pages program to make a tri-fold brochure.
1. Airfare- Expedia

2. Transfers - do you need to fly into Athens and then get on another flight to get to the location you want to visit?

3. Hotel - Where would you stay? Tripadvisor has reviews of hotels and sites to visit.

4. Currency Exchange Rate - What is the money system used in Greece? How much will your trip cost? Check out this converter.

5. Excursions - detail some of the major activities you plan to do on your trip.

-Please be sure to add a citation (URL in small font is fine) of any photographs/images you find.

Website that might be helpful to choose a site - or visit the brithplace of your Great Greek?: http://www.historvius.com/ancient-greek-sites-and-ruins/pe113

Print and hand in whatever you have done at the end of class... have fun planning your adventure!

-Please be sure to add a citation (URL in small font is fine) of any photographs/images you find.

Homework due Dec. 11
• Begin reading and learning about Hinduism. Please type your responses and print before coming to class.





Wed.,
Dec. 5
In class:
• Test on ancient Greece.

Homework due Dec. 7
• No homework due Friday... get started on your ancient Greece travel brochure (see Friday's class description.)




Mon.,
Dec. 3
In class:
• Review for ancient Greece test. Review sheet posted to the Ancient Greece page of the wiki.

Homework due Dec. 5
• Study for ancient Greece test.




Thurs,
Nov. 29
In class:
• Apply what you've learned in this virtual tour of the Lincoln Memorial: what kinds of columns do you see?
• Read about Alexander the Great. Annotate on your map the route and key locations of his conquests.
• Also read text on this link (10 Reasons Why Alexander the Great was Great) and provide brief annotation on your map (starting at #6) about what happened at each of the locations mentioned on this website.

Homework due Dec. 3
• Finish annotation of Alexander the Great's conquest and empire.




Tues,
Nov. 27
In class:
• Finish GreatGreek presentations
• Discuss Peloponnesian War (class handout)
• Learn about Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods of Greek art
- Keynote:
- Khan Academy analysis video

Homework due Nov. 29
• No homework




Tues,
Nov. 20
In class:
• Learn about the Parthenon by watching a NOVA special on the restoration of the Parthenon.
• When finished with the video, please click on this link (http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/treasure-wars/elgin-marbles-tw/) to watch a brief video about controversy regarding marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon. Answer the questions on the back of the handout. Please turn this handout in to the sub at the end of class.

Homework due Nov. 27
• No homework because of Thanksgiving; enjoy the holiday!




Fri.,
Nov. 16
In class:
• GreatGreek presentations!

Homework due Nov. 20
• None. We'll continue Great Greek presentations after Thanksgiving. (I will be on a field trip on Tues., Nov. 20, so will not be in class.)




Wed.,
Nov. 14
In class:
• Work day in class on GreatGreek project.

Homework due Nov. 16
• Finish work on GreatGreek project and be ready to present in class on Thursday.




Fri.
Nov. 9
In class:
• Continued library research on Great Greeks and begin work on GreatGreek project. (Please also see online sources in right-hand column.)
• Template for CD cover -

Homework due Nov. 14
• Continue research on ancient Greece.
• Notes and bibliography on GreatGreek due Nov. 14.




Wed.
Nov. 7
In class:
• Continued library research on Great Greeks and begin work on GreatGreek project.

For Nov. 9...
• Continue research on ancient Greece.
• You may want to look at least one online resource from this subset of library online resources. You may need to click on a link that says "Access Gale Virtual Reference Library here."
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• Enter yarm56728 for both username and password.
• Look for the search bar at the top of the web page to add your search term) to learn more about your Great Greek.
• Add notes to your Great Greek note sheet.




Mon.
Nov. 5
In class:
• Add notes from your library research to your Great Greek Note sheet.


Homework due Nov. 7
• No homework - we'll continue research in the library on Wednesday.



H
Thurs,
Nov. 1
In class:
• Debrief homework about how societies formed differently in Sparta and Athens
• Read class handout and discuss Persian Wars and view video clip on Greek use of triremes to defeat Persians.

Homework due Nov. 5
• Actively read (highlight, look up new vocabulary words, add notes to margin) class handout on development of democracy in Athens. You may wish to open this version if you prefer to read on your screen and/or if you prefer to listen to the reading.





Tues,Oct. 30
No school because of the storm.





Fri.,
Oct. 26
In class:
• Debrief daily life in ancient Greece from students' independent readings
• A view into a house in ancient Greece - http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/challenge/cha_set.html

Homework due Oct. 30 (revised to 11/1 because of the storm)
• Read Section 3 - Rivals (pp. 115-119) about different societies that formed in Sparta and Athens. The Pages document below is the SAME as your text reading. You may wish to open this version if you prefer to read on your screen and/or if you prefer to listen to the reading. (Ask me if you need help setting up this option on your computer.

• Whichever reading option you choose, please answer these questions:

1) What factors contributed to a militaristic society in Sparta?
2) What factors contributed to the rise of democracy in Athens?
3) As you read about Draco, Solon, Peisistratus and Cleisthenes, what major trends do you notice about economic reforms and political reforms? (Give this answer a try... we'll also be talking about this together in class.)
Wed.,
Oct. 24
In class:
• Read and discuss the foundation of ancient's Greece's economy and political structure (Text Sec 2: The Polis pages 112-114) and identify key vocabulary terms
• Hand out choice reading to learn more about daily life in ancient Greece

Homework due Oct. 26
• Be ready to discuss/share choice reading about daily life with classmates - pull out the key information to share.


Mon,
Oct. 22
In class:
• Discuss current events stories and upcoming presidential debate
• Label a map with key locations in ancient Greece
Homework due Oct. 24
Learn more about Greek gods and goddesses -


Thurs,
Oct. 18
In class:
• Read together and discuss foundations of Greek civilization by studying the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures.
• Watch "Aegean" video
Homework due Oct. 22
Read about a current event issue related to the elections. You could look for a news article or political cartoon related to the Presidential campaign, the campaign to fill Olympia Snowe's Senate seat, or another state or local election. Some ideas for links for news stories and cartoons are on the top of this Google Presentation, but you may use others as well.
• You will need to sign in to your Gmail account to access the document.
• Read the directions on the first 3 slides & choose if you want to analyze a news story or a cartoon.
• Copy and paste the template from either the news OR cartoon slide into the slide with your name on it.


Tues,
Oct. 16
In class:
Discuss important issues related to national, state, and local elections.


Homework due Oct. 18
None, but please watch the Presidential debate on Tuesday evening if you can.


Friday,
Oct. 12
In class:
• Test on ancient Middle East (Egypt, ancient Israelites, and Judaism)
• Read class handout, "Electoral College 101"
• Learn more about the political parties and the candidates by opening the link to this Google Doc. You'll need to make a copy of the document and then share your document with me. Include URLs for images and information.

Homework due Oct. 16:
Finish completing Google Doc... please be sure to share it with me!

ISSUES LINKS. Learn more about the candidates’ positions on certain issues by clicking on these links:

http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/campaign-issues.html (recommended) or
http://www.usatoday.com/interactives/news/politics/candidate-match-game/ (click on "What They Said") or
http://timelines.latimes.com/central-issues-election-2012/


Wednesday,
Oct. 10
• Review for unit test on ancient Egypt and ancient Israelites.
• Jeopardy review -


Homework (due Oct. 12):
• Study for unit test


Friday,
Oct. 5
In class:
• Finish lecture/guided notes on Ancient Israel and Judaism
• Watch videos related to Rosh Hashannah, Passover, and worship in a synagogue

Homework (due Oct. 9):
• No homework. Enjoy the long weekend!


Wednesday,
Oct. 3
In class:
• Lecture/guided notes on Ancient Israel and Judaism
• Create a Star of David

Other resources to help with our study of Judaism and to reinforce your learning:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/judaism/ (see also links at the bottom of the website)
http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/judaism/intro.htm


Homework (due Oct. 5):
• Please open this document for links to learn more about major Jewish holidays and to share your reflections on what you have learned.


Monday,
Oct. 1
In class:
• Review homework and share interesting knowledge about ancient Egypt.
• Watch video about ancient Egypt (King Tut and Ramses), the pyramids, and the Rosetta Stone.
• Go and play the game Pyramid Challenge- BBC and pay attention to 5 things you learned about the construction of Pyramids in Ancient Egypt. Create a Pages document, and using complete and well written sentences, list 5 things you learned about building a Pyramid. Add an image to your page to illustrate one of the ideas you learned. Write a caption and cite the image source.


Homework (due Oct. 3):
• Finish up your work from the Pyramid Challenge if not completed in class.


Thursday,
Sept. 27
In class:
• Review homework and explore map.
• Explore an aspect of Egypt interesting to you. Links below are interesting ones to explore. On a Pages document, record 10 new, richly described facts about Egypt, including images! Please be sure to cite images with a URL next to the image.

• British Museum - __http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html__
• BBC History - __http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/__
• Canadian Museum of Civilization - __http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egypte.shtml#menu__
• PBS - Egypt’s Golden Empire - __http://www.pbs.org/empires/egypt/index.html__
• Cargengie Museum of Natural History - __http://www.carnegiemnh.org/online/egypt/index.html__
• NOVA - Inside the Pyramids - __http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/__
• PBS/NOVA - Explore Ancient Egypt - __http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html__
• National Geographic/King Tut - __http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2005/06/king-tut/williams-text__
• More information on King Tut - http://www.kingtutone.com/tutankhamun/enter/

Homework (due Oct. 1):
• Complete 10 new facts about ancient Egypt. Be sure to write complete sentences about what you've learned and include images with citations.


Tuesday,
Sept. 25
In class:
• Time to read text and complete handout on ancient Egypt's Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.
• Class activity on work and society in ancient Egypt

Homework (due Sept. 27):
• Complete Egypt textbook homework (pink handout)


Friday,
Sept. 21
In class:
• Watch Segment 1 from Guns, Germs, and Steel

Homework (due Sept. 25):
• No homework


Wednesday,
Sept. 19
In class:
• Watch CNN student news about events in Egypt & Libya
• Discuss current events approach this year, including student choice to find issues/cartoons interesting and relevant to you. Click on this link to access the Sept. 19 current events Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/presentation/d/1LDL3FKfEgpA2MO4EUVEVqnMMaDQSUROYoFhVoGQw45E/edit

Homework (due Sept. 19):
• Complete current events story


Monday,
Sept. 17
In class:
• Map quiz on Middle East
• Discuss controversial anti-Islamic film and protests it has sparked in Middle East.
• Play Egypt version of the Senet game.

Homework (due Sept. 19):
• Please watch this CNN Student news video, which includes discussion of the recent violence in Libya. We will discuss these stories in class.


Thursday,
Sept. 13
In class:
• Keynote presentation - "How US changed as result of 9/11" -
• Video segments and discussion of documentary, "Beyond Belief"

Homework (due Sept. 17):
• Study for a map quiz on the countries and bodies of water in the Middle East. You are responsible for the material on your map that you labeled in class. You will have a word bank to use on the quiz. These online map games may be helpful as you study:
  1. online map game (countries) - http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
  2. another game (you choose countries or cities): http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/middle-east-puzzle.html


Tuesday,
Sept. 11
In class:
• Discuss - What do you know/What do you want to know about 9/11
• Read class handout, "What Happened on 9/11?"
• Watch video segment about Portland Jetport from Zero Hour
• Watch History Channel timeline of what happened in New York - http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks/videos#911-timeline
• Growing up in the Shadow of 9/11 (American University): http://www.growingup9-11.com/?page_id=14

Homework due Sept. 13:
• No homework


Friday,
Sept. 7
In class:
• Watch: Miniature Earthand Did You Know?
• Work on Middle East map
• Discussion of political cartoons and cartoon elements

Homework due Sept. 10:
• complete Middle East map, labeling countries and bodies of water
• complete analysis of two (out of four) political cartoons from class handout -
Wednesday,
Sept. 5
In class:
• Here is an overview for the course:
• Watch: Miniature Earth and Did You Know?

Homework for Friday, Sept. 7:
1. "About You" assignment. Write about and annotate 3-5 objects important to you as an individual. Feel free to be creative (illustrating objects is optional).