Block 3

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FINAL EXAM
Block 3 - Wednesday, June 12 - 10:00-11:30 am






Monday
June 10
No class - Underclass awards - YPAC






Friday
June 7
In class:
• Review for final exam






Thursday
June 6
In class:
• Review for final exam
• Link to GoogleDoc to review VoiceThreads
• Review sheet







Tuesday
June 4
In class:
• Leonardo!
- Link 1
- Link 2
- Link 3






Monday
June 3
In class:
• Current events quiz
• Continue artwork annotation presentations

Homework due June 4
• No homework.




Friday
May 31
In class:
• Artwork annotation presentations

Homework due June 3
• Study for a current events quiz over recent presentations (quiz will cover presentations highlighted in green font).




Thursday
May 30
In class:
• Continue Medici video - segment 2
• Take your measure - the Vitruvian person

Homework due May 31
• Be ready to present your assigned Renaissance artwork using Khan Academy video resources. Each person (or team, if more than one person assigned) will have 3 min. max to present each artwork, so be prepared to share the most important ideas about the artwork.
Rubric for presentation:





Tuesday
May 28
No class - 9th grade community service day






Friday
May 24
In class:
• Current events - Ben and Tristan
• Introduce important changes in Renaissance art (handout)
• Continue Medici video - segment 2

Homework due May 31
• Finish reading handout on Renaissance art and be ready to share your knowledge of your assigned artist (Khan Academy video) on Friday, May 31.




Thursday
May 23
In class (sub in for Ms. Sanders):
• Please bring headphones to class if you have them.
• Student Senate speeches
• Read handout on Renaissance art
• Work on your assigned annotation brief and watch/listen relevant Khan Academy segment

Homework due May 24
• No homework




Tuesday
May 21
No class - 9th grade digital citizenship discussions






Monday
May 20
In class:
• Current events - Campbell, Emma, and Susannah
• Continue documentary on Medici family in Florence.

Homework due May 23
• Read one another's notes from the chapter on the Era of the Medici. Post a question or comment on the bottom of at least one (or more) of the notes pages (see your class links here). Please be sure to include your first name (ex. Amy: Do you know if Botticelli worked with either Brunelleschi or Donatello?)




Friday
May 17
In class:
• Begin watching documentary on Medici family in Florence.

Homework due May 20
• Polish your section from Medici text and be ready to share with classmates in class.




Thurs
May 16
No class - 9th grade digital citizenship discussions






Tuesday
May 14
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?

• Share outlines in small groups introducing important ideas from the Renaissance.

Homework due May 17
• 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 Friday.

Please COLOR CODE text by individual so it will be clear who added text to your document.




Mon
May 13
In class:
• Debrief MFA field trip.
• Finish VoiceThread quiz.
• Brainstorm what we know about the Renaissance.
• Write a concise, 1 page outline using introductory information from this website and from the Britannica resource that follows--> Please go to the library homepage; using Marvel, search the "Bs" for Britannica Online School Edition (K-12) and search the high school section for "European Renaissance." You should see a 5 pg. article about the Renaissance.

Homework due May 14
• Complete outline; please print before coming to class.




Fri
May 10
Field trip to MFA Museum in Boston.

Homework due May 13
• No homework.




Thurs
May 9
In class:
• Review each group's VoiceThread and take an "open note" quiz as you review each project.
• Prep for MFA field trip.

Homework due May 10
• No assigned homework.
• If you would like to redo your Virgin and the Dead Christ art annotation, this is due on Friday, May 17. In order to receive additional credit, you must: 1) redo/add missing pieces to your original assignment; 2) turn in your original rubric when you resubmit your work; 3) email the corrected assignment.




Tues
May 7
In class:
• Record VoiceThread, which must be COMPLETE by the end of class. Be sure you've made the correct sharing settings and emailed the link to me using these instructions.


Homework due May 9
• Complete MFA art annotation.





Mon
May 6
In class:
• Cody & Jack's current events presentation.
• Record VoiceThread in small groups.


Homework due May 7
• Continue to polish notes, scripts, and images.
• Work on MFA art annotation (due May 9).




Fri
May 3
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.
• Assigned individual art annotations for MFA field trip on Friday, May 10.

Homework due May 6
• Continue to polish notes, scripts, and images. Add information and image for annotated artifact relating to the civilization you're studying.




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 3
• Continue to polish notes, scripts, and images. Add information and image for annotated artifact relating to the civilization you're studying.




Tues
Apr 30
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 2
• Continue to polish notes, scripts, and images. Add information and image for annotated artifact relating to the civilization you're studying.




Mon
Apr 29
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 April 30
• 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 April 29
• Continue research and reading about your topic. Look for additional resources and links for your topic (scroll to find) here.




Thurs
Apr 25
In class:
• add comment(s) to one or more blog pages:


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.





Link for Medieval world
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Thurs
Apr 11
In class:
• Film, Joan of Arc

Enjoy your spring vacation!




Tues
Apr 9
In class:
• Film, Joan of Arc

Homework due Apr 11
• Art annotation #2 DUE




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

• Continue work on art annotation #2




Fri
Apr 5
In class:
Test 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 11
• Begin work on art annotation #2 (due 4/11) linked from MFA website.

• Annotate at least 6 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: Block3 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.




Thurs
Apr 4
In class:
• Discuss homework reading
- Learning more about the Black Death - Plague Symptoms

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

Homework due Apr 5
• Study for test on Medieval Europe




Tues Apr 2
No class - presentation for 9th grade in YPAC during block 3






Mon
Apr 1
In class:
• Share art annotation #1 in class and revise work
• Begin reading chapter on the decline of Feudalism in Europe
• Supporting ideas with evidence: Magna Carta

Homework due Apr 4
• Read chapter on decline of feudalism in 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 1
• Annotate artwork and be ready to share with others in class. Please be sure to share your Google Presentation with me.
• I'm including a peek at another student's work so you can see how you might set this up and get started, It may give you an idea of how much text to include. Honors students should include annotations on at least 6 aspects of this work, and may or may not highlight the same aspects as this student.





Thurs
Mar 28
In class:
• Discuss homework/take reading quiz
• Brief lecture on influence of Catholic Church in Medieval Europe
• View this image of The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece by Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden
• Annotate this painting by making a copy of this Google Presentation , adding text boxes for each of the seven sacraments, and then sharing it with me.

Homework due Mar 29
Actively read chapter on the Crusades and be prepared for reading quiz over material. I encourage you to take notes as you read, but will not collect your notes.




Mon
Mar 25
In class:
• Debrief field trip
• Discuss homework/take reading quiz
• Learn more about different social classes
- Nobles
- Knights
- Clergy
- Tradesmen
- Peasants
• Simulation on feudalism!

Homework due Mar 28
Actively read chapter on The Roman Catholic Church in Medieval Europe and be prepared for reading quiz over material. I encourage you to take notes as you read, but will not collect your notes.




Mon
Mar 18
In class:
• Quiz on Byzantine Empire, Islam, and Islamic Empires
• Survey on course this year (student feedback is anonymous):
- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFJCJ6S
• Survey on April research project - link

Homework due Mar 19 (March 25 if snow day)
Actively read chapter on the development of Feudalism in Western Europe and be prepared for reading quiz over material. You may wish to take notes as you read, but I will not collect your notes.




Thurs
Mar 14
In class:
• Learn about Pope Francis
• Review for quiz about Byzantine Empire and Islam

Homework due Mar 18
• Study homework/classwork on Byzantine Empire and Islam/Islamic empires in preparation for quiz on this material.




Tues
Mar 12
In class:
• Learn about selection of new Pope - CNN link
• Share ideas about Muslim contributions to world civilization - including new exhibit at London's Science Museum
• Continue video - When the Moors Ruled Europe

Homework due Mar 14
• No homework.




Mon
Mar 11
In class:
• Finish stars...
• Take a virtual tour of the al-Haram al-SHarif
• Video - When the Moors Ruled Europe

See below.




Fri
Mar 8
In class:
• Current events presentation
• Review homework

• Learn about architecture of mosque & Islamic art


• Watch Khan Academy video on Mihrab
• Create your own star for our mosaic

Homework due Mar 12 (TUESDAY)
• Read Ch. 11, Section 3 (pp.282-288) and develop your Top 10 List (formatted however you'd like) of important advancements during this time period (#1 should be the most important development).




Tues
Mar 5
In class:
• Discuss important ideas in Islam
• Watch video about the Hajj
• Work on map - spread of Islam

Homework due Mar 8 (no class Mar 7 because of One Act Play)
• Complete text chapter, map, and questions about the spread of Islam and Muslim empires.




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

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




Fri
Mar 1
In class:
• Peer edit/print Infographics
• Watch 60 Minutes segment on homelessness and hunger in the US
• Watch TED Talk on fortifications around Constantinople

Homework due Mar 4
• Read/skim (see handout for directions) text chapters about the Byzantine Empire.





Thurs
Feb 28
In class:
• Continue to work on your infographic.

Homework due Mar. 1
• 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:
• Current events quiz
• Learning about hunger


• Overview of Infographics


• 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 Feb. 28
• No homework. We'll work on infographics in class on Thursday.




Mon.
Feb 25
In class:
• Background on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Homework due Feb. 26
• Study for current events quiz (all presentation links/files uploaded on current events page of the wiki). Please review Even, Joey/Alex, and Erik/Bailey/Lucas presentations.




Thurs.
Feb 14
In class:
• Unit test on ancient Rome.

Enjoy your February break!




Tues.
Feb 12
In class:
• No class - Power of One assembly for 9th graders

Homework due Feb. 12
• Study for unit test on ancient Rome.




Mon.
Feb 11
In class:
• Current events presentation - Erik, Bailey, and Lucas
• Review for unit test on Rome.


Homework due Feb. 12
• Study for unit test on ancient Rome.




Fri.
Feb 8
In class:
S N O W D A Y

Homework due Feb. 12
• Study for unit test on ancient Rome.




Thurs.
Feb 7
In class:
• Decline of the Roman empire - DBQ and text

Homework due Feb. 8
• Within your small group, find data/chart about a contemporary issue facing the US to share with the class.
• Begin studying for unit test on ancient Rome (2/14).
Review sheet -




Tues.
Feb 5
In class:
• Shortened class because of Hector Hebert assembly.
• Time to work on reading and notes due Feb. 7.

Homework due Feb. 7
• See below




Mon.
Feb 4
In class:
• Christianity under the Romans - working with Document Based Questions (DBQ)
• Diocletian splits empire
• Emperor Constantine adopts Christianity
• Emperor Constantine enters Rome

Homework due Feb. 7
• Read 2nd section of text packet and take notes using one of the 5 note-taking methods. You may choose to try a different method from the 1st round or use the same method that you used with Part I.




Fri.
Feb 1
In class:
•Map quiz - ancient Rome
• Discussion - Foundations of Christianity
• Watch portions of a video - The Search for Jesus

Homework due Monday, Feb. 4
• Read and answer questions about religious tolerance and persecution in the Roman empire. (Handed out in class; file included below if absent.)





Mon.
Jan 28
In class:
• Finish video - Rome: Engineering an Empire
• Begin discussion - Foundations of Christianity

Homework due Friday, Feb. 1
• Study for a map quiz of ancient Rome (review your big map and try practice sheets handed out in class).




Fri.
Jan 25
In class:
• Current events presentation - Alex and Joey
• Continue video - Rome: Engineering an Empire

Homework due Monday, Jan. 28
• See below.




Thurs.
Jan 24
In class:
• Continue video - Rome: Engineering an Empire

Homework due Monday, Jan. 28
• See below.




Tues.
Jan 22
In class:
• Continue debrief of emperors
• Begin video - Rome: Engineering an Empire

Homework due Monday, Jan. 28
• Begin reading Chapter 6: The Pax Romana up to p. 175 (stop at section heading: Rome in Disarray)
• Take notes on your reading using one of the methods outlined in this handout (choose one method to use for note taking):





Fri.
Jan 18
In class:
• Debrief Emperors!
• Annotated Art link
- this is a new link to a Google Presentation, so you'll be able to add text boxes.

Homework due Jan. 23
Complete annotated art assignment about Augustus... be sure to read the text on the Khan Academy site AND watch the video. Please be sure to share your Google Presentation slide with me.




Thurs.
Jan 17
In class:
• Discuss homework on the end of the Roman Republic
• Begin work on emperors!


Homework due Jan. 18
• Complete brief (max 3 slide) presentation about an important Roman emperor. Be prepared to present to the class key information from the note taking guide (Emperor History Hunt).
- Please include an image on each slide - this might be artwork/sculpture or a map if the emperor conquered some new territory to expand the empire. Please cite images with URL next to image.




Tues.
Jan 15
In class:
• Read about Roman expansion and challenges to the Roman Republic (finish as HW)


Homework due Jan. 17
•Complete text reading and notes on the expansion and crisis in the Roman Republic.




Mon.
Jan 14
In class:
• Work with Preceden timeline, adding info about Greece & Rome
• Debrief homework
• Watch part of chariot races scene from the film, Ben Hur

Homework due Jan. 15
• No homework.




Fri.
Jan 11
In class:
Open this document and follow the links to learn about daily life in Rome.


Homework due Jan. 14
Complete Daily Life in Rome assignment. Please print before coming to class.




Tues.
Jan 8
In class:
• Watch remainder of ancient Carthage video about Punic Wars.
• Review foundation of Roman Republic notes (class Keynote).

Homework due Jan. 11
• No homework. No class on Jan. 10 because of Poetry Out Loud assembly.




Mon.
Jan 7
In class:
• Watch first part of video about ancient Carthage, rival to Rome

Homework due Jan. 8
• Read class handout on foundations of ancient Rome.
• Complete vocab. and answer reading questions from this handout. Please print before coming to class.





Fri.
Jan 4
In class:
• Work on map of ancient Rome using guidelines handed out in class.

Homework due Jan. 7
• Finish labeling and shading in map of ancient Rome.




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

Homework due Jan. 4
• No homework.




Tues.,
Dec. 18
In class:
• Make peace flags - focusing on messages of peace, compassion, and kindness.
• Begin film, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Homework due Dec. 20
None - enjoy the winter break!




Mon.,
Dec. 17
In class:
• Debrief homework on Tibet.
• Read some of the Dalai Lama's messages and teachings at his website:
http://www.dalailama.com/messages
• Create a peace flag that shares your message of hope, peace, or compassion

Homework due Dec. 18
No homework.




Fri.,
Dec. 14
In class:
• Debrief Spread of Buddhism homework.
• Read about history of Tibet and profile of the Dalai Lama



• Watch TimeLife video segment on Buddhism in Tibet

Homework due Dec. 17
Learn more about current issues in Tibet by opening this Pages document and following prompts on the page.





Thurs.,
Dec. 13
In class:
• Current events quiz
• Read and discuss Buddhist teachings and Buddhist morality (please see me for class handout if absent)
• This website is a helpful resource for information about Buddhist beliefs and teachings
• Please open this Pages document to read about the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia and to start homework assignment (scroll to page 2 for directions)


Homework due Dec. 14
Finish "Spread of Buddhism" homework.




Tues.,
Dec. 11
In class:
• Review Hinduism homework on Diwali.
• Discuss current events guidelines and sign up for presentations.

Homework due Dec. 13
Watch CNN student news for Dec. 11 and be ready for a current events quiz:





Mon.,
Dec. 10
In class:
• Go over ancient Greece tests.
• Discuss early civilizations in India - visit http://www.timemaps.com/history - 2500 BCE Indus River
• 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. 11
Option 1: Learn more about the Hindu festival of Diwali. 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

Option 2: Learn more about Hinduism and art/architecture. Create a Pages document to share key ideas you learned and annotate images.
- Link 1
- Link 2

Option 3: Learn more about a Hindu-American's efforts to share the stories and artistic traditions he's grown up with in a new way. (The Pixar veteran brings a modern twist to gods and demons of Hindu mythology.) Create a Pages document to share key ideas you learned and annotate images.
- Link 1
- Link 2




Fri.,
Dec. 7
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!

Homework due Dec. 10
• Begin reading and learning about Hinduism. Please type your responses and print before coming to class.





Tues.,
Dec. 4
In class:
• Complete test on ancient Greece.

Homework due Dec. 7
• No homework.
• No class on Dec. 6 because of assembly - please go directly to the YPAC. (I will be there helping our guest speaker to set up.)




Mon.,
Dec. 3
In class:
• Take geography portion of test on ancient Greece.
• Continue studying for historical content portion of ancient Greece unit test.

Homework due Dec. 4
• Study for all other portions of unit test on ancient Greece. Please be sure to review class handouts, Great Greek notes, and materials on Ancient Greece page of the website.




Fri.,
Nov. 30
In class:
• Debrief homework on Alexander the Great's conquests
• Discuss & take notes on philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
• Begin review for unit test on ancient Greece.


Homework due Dec. 3
• Study for GEOGRAPHY PORTION of unit test on ancient Greece. Please be sure to review class handouts/maps and materials on Ancient Greece page of the website.




Thurs.,
Nov. 29
In class:
• Share work about Greek art from Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods.
• 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 Nov. 30

• Complete annotated map of Alexander the Great's conquest through North Africa and Asia.




Tues.,
Nov. 27
In class:
• Finish Great Greek presentations
• Learn about Greek art - the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenstic periods
• Please open this Pages document to explore art interesting to you (watch one of the Khan Academy videos on pg. 3).

• Add analysis of an art piece interesting to you on this Google Presentation (need to be signed into your Gmail account).

Homework due Nov. 27
• Watch one Khan Academy video from pg. 3 of the Pages document uploaded at left.
• Choose one of the pieces of art included in the video & find a photograph of it.
• Upload the photograph to the class Google Presentation linked at left and add some information either about the piece of art or about the time period (Archaic, Classical, or Hellenistic) it was produced. (Full instructions on pg. 3 of the Pages document.




Mon.,
Nov. 26
In class:
• Continue Great Greek presentations
• Finish work on Peloponnesian War

Homework due Nov. 27
• Finish homework on Peloponnesian War.




Tues.,
Nov. 20
In class:
• I'm out of school on a field trip with the Turkish students
• Please download and open the file PeloponnesianWar12. This is a web-based assignment to help you learn about the war between Athens and Sparta.

• You may also wish to borrow a classroom textbook (page numbers listed on your assignment). Please return borrowed texts.
• You may work quietly with others as you read and discuss, but your answers should be in your own words. You should email me your document at the end of class.

Homework due Nov. 26
• No homework because of Thanksgiving; enjoy the holiday!




Mon,
Nov. 19
In class:
• Great Greek presentations
• Turkish students visit

Homework due Tues., Nov. 20:
• None - we'll continue Great Greek presentations after Thanksgiving. (I will be out on a field trip with Turkish students on Tuesday.)




Fri.,
Nov. 16
In class:
• Great Greek presentations!

Homework due Mon., Nov. 19:
• None - we'll continue Great Greek presentations in class.




Thurs.,
Nov. 15
In class:
• Club time - no class






Tues.,
Nov. 13
In class:
• Work day on GreatGreek project.
• Here's a CD template if this is helpful for your project (could annotate in Preview):
http://www.crystalclearcds.com/artspecs/templates/cdinsert.php

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




Fri.,
Nov. 9
In class:
• Please go to class for attendance (sub will take attendance).
• Go to YPAC for 9th grade assembly.

Homework:
• See below.




Thurs.,
Nov. 8
In class:
• Continued library research on Great Greeks and begin work on GreatGreek project.
• Template for CD cover -

Homework due Tues., Nov. 13:
• Notes and bibliography on GreatGreek due.




Tues.,
Nov. 6
In class:
• Continued library research on Great Greeks.

Homework due Thurs, Nov. 8:
• Continue research/reading/notes from online library sources (see below). You should have approximately 4-5 sources to build knowledge about your Great Greek.




Mon.,
Nov. 5
In class:
• Library research on Great Greeks.

Homework due Tues., Nov. 6:
• Continue research/reading/notes from online library sources (see below).




Fri.,
Nov. 2
In class:
• Reflect on 1st quarter work habits and class participation
• Go over Great Greek quizzes
• Learn about creating an online citation, choose a Great Greek to study.

Homework due Mon, Nov. 5:
• Get started on your research on your Great Greek.
• Choose 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."
Screen shot 2012-11-02 at 9.11.02 AM.png

• 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 to show me on Tuesday. (You do not need to print - I'll circulate to check your notes on your computer).
• Add notes to your Great Greek Note sheet to show me on Monday. (You do not need to print - I'll circulate to check your notes on your computer).




Thursday,
Nov. 1
Add to our yellow timeline of ancient Greek history
• Learn about different styles of Greek architecture
• Apply what you've learned in this virtual tour of the Lincoln Memorial: what kinds of columns do you see?
• Explore inside the Parthenon
• Begin PBS/Nova video of the construction and reconstruction of the Parthenon in Athens.

Homework due Fri., Nov. 2:

• No homework.
Tuesday,
Oct. 30
No class - school canceled because of storm


Monday,
Oct. 29
No class - ReadiStep testing






Friday
Oct. 26
In class:
• Discuss/debrief homework reading on the Persian Wars (text pp. 120-122)
• Read additional handout on Persian Wars
• Watch segment on Persian War from "Engineering an Empire"

Homework due Tues.,Nov. 3:
(no class on Oct. 29 because of RediStep testing)
• Find/analyze current event of interest to you and add cartoon or news analysis to this Google Doc:


Thursday
Oct. 25
In class:
• Discuss/debrief homework reading on the Polis (text pp. 112-114), discussing early economic and political development in ancient Greece.
• Read together in class and discuss development of Sparta and Athens ("Rivals," pp. 115-119) and discussion of democratic reform in Athens (see Google presentation linked here).
Homework due Fri.., Oct. 26:
• Read about Greek-Persian Wars:
- text, pages 120-122


Tues,
Oct. 23
In class:
• Read about the expansion of ancient Greek city-states, economic development in the region, and early political development. Read pages 112-114 in your text and define/explain the following terms in this Pages document -
• Read about the Greek gods/goddesses on pages 110-111 of your text. Add information to this Pages document using the link on the top of the right-hand column.

Hephaestus link - http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/olympian.html#Hephaestus
Homework due Tues., Oct. 23:
• Finish any of the work above that was not completed in class.


Mon,
Oct. 22
In class:
• Reading quiz on "Legacy of Greece" handout
• Mapping the geography of ancient Greece
Homework due Tues., Oct. 23:
• Finish your map and answer the questions at the bottom of the golden yellow page about how geography affects the development of ancient Greece.


Friday,
Oct. 19
In class:
• Go over Ancient Middle East test
• Watch portions of a video on Minoan and Mycenaean cultures
Homework due Mon., Oct. 22:
• Actively read "The Legacy of Greece" class handout in preparation for a reading quiz. Try these techniques to zero in on how ancient Greece has influenced (broadly) Western civilization:
  1. Underline or highlight key words and phrases as you read. When you return to it later on, you can easily see which points you identified as important. Be selective - too much highlighting won't help.
  2. Make annotations in the margin to summarize points, raise questions, challenge what you've read, jot down examples and so on. This takes more thought than highlighting, so you'll probably remember the content better. (Use sticky notes if you don't want to mark the text.)
  3. Test yourself by reading for half an hour, putting the text away and jotting down the key points from memory. Go back to the text to fill in gaps.
  4. Look for 'signposts' that help you understand the text - paying attention to headings and in-text phrases like 'most importantly', 'in contrast', 'on the other hand'.
  5. Explain what you've read to someone else.


Thursday,
Oct. 18
In class:
• Discuss/debrief Presidential debate
• Introduce Ancient Greece unit
• Read class handout from textbook on Aegean societies, adding to map and timeline

Homework due Fri., Oct. 19:
None


Tuesday,
Oct. 16
In class:


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

Fill in preferences for current events:
https://docs.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlTOWd3X2F4MmJ3ZF92aURJd1BMeGc6MQ
Monday,
Oct. 15
In class:
Discuss elections

Homework due Oct. 16:
None


Thursday,
Oct. 11
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.

Homework due Oct. 15:
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/


Tuesday,
Oct. 9
In class:
• Review for unit test on ancient Middle East -

Homework (due Oct. 11):
• Study for unit test. Review sheet -


Friday,
Oct. 5
In class:
• Judaism vocab quiz
• Judaism lecture

Homework due Oct. 9:
• Read Judaism handout and be familiar with terms/concepts from reading. This vocabulary resource may be helpful to you as you read.


Thursday,
Oct. 4
In class:
• Finish video about ancient Egypt
• Debrief topics studied in last class. Each student will receive a set of all the notes from each small group work (stapled packet).

Homework due FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (same as Oct. 2 below):
Read about the origins of Judaism in the textbook, pages 83-86. Take notes (you may wish to write out definitions, make flash cards, and/or make a quizlet) on the following terms for a short matching (vocab) quiz.
  • monotheism
  • prophets
  • covenant
  • Abraham
  • exodus
  • Moses
  • David
  • Jerusalem
  • Solomon
  • exile
  • diaspora
  • Jewish Scriptures


Tuesday,
Oct. 2
In class:
• Club Fair (9:30-10:00)
• Review homework.
• Watch video about ancient Egypt (King Tut and Ramses), the pyramids, and the Rosetta Stone.

Homework due FRIDAY, Oct. 5:
Read about the origins of Judaism in the textbook, pages 83-86. Take notes (you may wish to write out definitions, make flash cards, and/or make a quizlet) on the following terms for a short matching (vocab) quiz.
  • monotheism
  • prophets
  • covenant
  • Abraham
  • exodus
  • Moses
  • David
  • Jerusalem
  • Solomon
  • exile
  • diaspora
  • Jewish Scriptures


Monday,
Oct. 1
In class:
• Review homework.
• Dive deeper into a topic of interest to you by downloading one of the topic sheets below. Choose to work on your own or with a partner/small group.
Farming -
Army -
Costumes -
Pyramids -
Government -
Death/Burial -
Gods/Goddesses -
Entertainment -

Homework due Oct. 2:
• Complete questions on part 3 of Egypt textbook homework (pink handout) - section that says "For Honors Sections Only."


Friday,
Sept. 28
No class because of Dick Beardsley presentation in YPAC. Please see homework listed on 9/27.


Thursday,
Sept. 27
In class:
• Continue with portions of National Geographic video, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and discuss the development of early farming communities in the Middle East.
• Begin work on homework (below)

Homework due Oct 1 (no class on 9/28 because of all-school assembly):
• Complete Parts 1 & 2 of Egypt textbook homework (pink handout) - assignment and 1st example -

• For Part 1, as you read locate the items on the list (ex. building pyramids) and place that phrase into either the Old, Middle, or New Kingdom column. Then provide a very brief explanation of that event/person.

• For Part 2, define the vocab. words and explain the concepts listed. For the levels of society question, illustrate the hierarchy of Egyptian society in the form of a pyramid (as in example on handout). There is a chapter subheading on Egyptian society that will help you with this information.


Tuesday,
Sept. 25
In class:
• Arab Spring open note quiz.
• Watch portions of National Geographic video, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and discuss the development of early farming communities in the Middle East.

Homework due Sept. 28:
• Get started on Egypt textbook homework (see above).


Monday
Sept. 24
In class:
• Presentations and updates on Bahrain, Syria, and Libya from Round 2 of Senet game.

Homework due Sept. 26:
No homework - we'll have an open note quiz on the Arab Spring in our next class.


Friday,
Sept. 21
In class:
• Debrief Senet game -
https://docs.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/document/d/1Ci89HNpmNrjcneiuLroewDUh1jotZa7fsG3lWjsQU3U/edit

Homework due Sept. 24:
Pairs of students will update the class on the Arab Spring in the country they played during the second round of the Senet game. Pairs should go into Google Drive and create a short Google Presentation of 6 slides plus a title slide. Please be sure to share this presentation with each other and with me. Be sure to indicate who composed each slide. On every slide please include:

• Image (photos, maps and/or political cartoons)
• Under 20 words of text written in bullet form
• citations for all images with the URL under the image
• add a final slide with the full URLs of the news sources you referenced

Resources that may be helpful:
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/arab-unrest/index.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/mar/22/middle-east-protest-interactive-timeline?fb=native (find your country's "path" on the map)

New York Times topic page:
- Syria: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/syria/index.html

- Bahrain: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/bahrain/index.html

- Libya: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/libya/index.html


Thursday,
Sept. 20
In class:
• Play Senet game - Bahrain, Syria, or Libya version

Homework (due 9/21):
• No homework.


Tuesday,
Sept. 18
In class:
• Middle East map quiz
• (shortened class due to 9th grade speeches in auditorium)

Homework (due 9/20):
• No homework.


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

Homework (due 9/18):
• Study for map quiz of Middle East. You will have a word bank to use for the quiz.
• Map games (may not match up exactly with your map... you're just responsible for items on your map review)
  1. online map game (countries) - http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
  2. online map game (cities) - http://www.mapquiz.net/en/geography/middleeast01_ca_en/t1.html
  3. another game (you choose countries/cities): http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/middle-east-puzzle.html
  4. and another! - http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/mideastcapquiz.html


Friday,
Sept. 14
In class:
• Discussion of causes of 9/11 and current unrest/violence in Arab countries targeting US Embassy/Consulate
• Watch segments of documentary, "Beyond Belief" about two women widowed on 9/11 and their efforts to help women in Afghanistan
• Discussion of techniques editorial cartoonists use

Homework (due 9/17):
• Complete analysis of two editorial cartoons from class handout. Directions are in middle of front page.
Homework (due 9/18):
• Study for map quiz of Middle East. You will have a word bank to use for the quiz.
• Map games (may not match up exactly with your map... you're just responsible for items on your map review)
  1. online map game (countries) - http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
  2. online map game (cities) - http://www.mapquiz.net/en/geography/middleeast01_ca_en/t1.html
  3. another game (you choose countries/cities): http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/middle-east-puzzle.html
  4. and another! - http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/mideastcapquiz.html


Thursday,
Sept. 13
In class:
• Debrief HW reading on causes 9/11
• Discuss how 9/11 changed US (keynote)

Homework:
• None


Monday,
Sept. 10
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
• Watch and discuss - Growing up in the Shadow of 9/11 (American University): http://www.growingup9-11.com/?page_id=14

Homework due Sept. 13 (no class on Sept. 11 because of summer book read discussions):
• Actively read class handout, "What Were the Causes of 9/11?"
- circle and look up new vocabulary words - write definitions on the handout
- underline or highlight key points
- write a ? mark next to ideas that need clarifying or that you wonder about...


Thursday, Sept. 6
In class:
• Watch: Miniature Earth
• Work on Middle East map

Homework due Sept. 10:
• complete Middle East map, labeling countries, physical features, and major cities
Tues.,
Sept. 4
In class:
• Here is an overview for the course:
• Quiz- Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Homework for Thurs., Sept. 6:
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).