5B CP History ARCHIVE 2013-14
June 16


June 11

In class:
• Review for final exam
This document may help you in your review of Christianity.
• Please remember to bring YOUR textbook to the final exam, or you may drop it off sooner on top of the counter near the microwave in my room.

June 9

In class:
• Freddie's current events presentation
• Review for final exam (shortened class for step-up day - meet 10:48--11:40)
• Add your image to this Google Presentation

Homework for 6/9:
• Complete your part of the jigsaw review by adding an image and being ready to explain it in class (see the Google Presentation linked at left).

• Study for the exam using the review packet. (Having an organized binder will help you prepare for the exam.)

June 5

In class:
• Zach's current events presentation
• Discuss final exam
• Renaissance art annotations/brief presentations to class
• Make a copy of this Google Doc

Homework for Monday, June 16
• Review sheet

June 3

In class:
• Leonardo da Vinci
- Link 1 (Notebooks)
- Link 2 (Mirror writing)
- Link 3 (Inventions)

• time to check in on art annotations/briefs

Homework for Thursday, 6/5:
• Finalize preparations for a 3-min. oral presentation on the Renaissance artwork you've been assigned. Please see bottom part of Renaissance page for your assignment, directions, and rubric. You are encouraged to have notes. Presentations will be on Thursday, 6/5.

May 30

In class:
• Current events quiz
• Finish Medici video
• Time to start on art annotations/briefs

Homework for Thursday, 6/5:
• Begin preparing a 3-min. oral presentation on the Renaissance artwork you've been assigned. Please see bottom part of Renaissance page for your assignment, directions, and rubric. You are encouraged to have notes. Presentations will be on Thursday, 6/5.

May 28

In class:
• Discuss outlines
• Start Medici part 2 video (Lorenzo de Medici)

Homework for 5/30:
• Study for a current events quiz.

May 23

In class:
• Read notes form groups about Cosimo, Donatello, and Brunelleschi
• Continue 1st segment of Medici film
• Early dismissal from class - Boyd Award

Homework for 5/28:
• Actively read (=mark up) the Annotated Mona Lisa chapter on Renaissance art and architecture.
• Write a 1-pg. outline summarizing what you consider to be the most important ideas from this chapter, focusing on new developments in Renaissance art & architecture and on key artists. You may use bullet points in your outline, but try to write complete thoughts (not just list "Michelangelo").

May 21

In class:
• Finish VoiceThread quizzes
• Intro to Renaissance - reading handout & chart
• Start Medici video

Homework for 5/23:
• Everyone should read the beginning of the Medici reading (through p. 54 "The Establishment of the Medici Bank").
• Read your assigned section of the text (see the Renaissance page of the wiki - left sidebar - for your assignment and instructions).

• Among your team, write a 1-paragraph summary of the most important ideas from your assigned section.
• Include images (with full URL citation) of any artwork or buildings mentioned in your assigned text section.
• Everyone in your group should contribute to your summary and images.

May 19

In class:
• Kacie's CE presentation
• VoiceThread quiz
- Mayas
- Incas (click on links below)
https://voicethread.com/share/5757189/https://voicethread.com/share/5757217/https://voicethread.com/share/5757164/https://voicethread.com/share/5756721/- West Africa
- Japan
- China

Homework for 5/21:
No homework.

May 15

In class:
• VoiceThread work in class (finalize project/recording)
• Sharing directions:

Links for 2nd part of class:
Link 1
Link 2 (click through image slides and read captions)

Homework for 5/19

Finish VoiceThread recording at home. (Remember, only one person should be editing your project at one time... sign out of the account when you are finished recording your script.) Designate one person in your group to follow the sharing directions in the VT-ShareDirections and send me your group's project link. This must be done by Sunday at 12:00 noon.

Please bring headphones to Monday's class for the VoiceThread quiz.

May 13

In class:
• Class time to finalize scripts in table groups
• Set up VoiceThread accounts

Homework for 5/15:
Finish VoiceThread recording at home. (Remember, only one person should be editing your project at one time... sign out of the account when you are finished recording your script.)

May 9

In class:
• Celia - current events presentation
• Class time to work on scripts in table groups.

Homework for 5/13:
A draft of all big topic scripts + images AND each group member's annotation should be complete before Tuesday's class.

May 7

In class:
• 1/2 class- working on notes
• One person in your group should open this document, make a copy, and share it with all members in your group.

Homework for 5/9:
For homework, each group member should find an object for an annotated artifact (can be small = an art object or big = a building or area). Add an image and text about your object in the annotation section of your VoiceThread script. Links for museums that might have a relevant image can be found here.

May 5

1/2 class - library
1/2 class - work on reading links/watching video

May 2

Please remember to bring
• MFA annotation packet
• pencil
• binder or clipboard to write on
• your lunch and beverage in a clearly labeled bag

• If you indicated you are getting a school (bag) lunch on Friday, please pick up your lunch between 7:20 and 7:30 in the cafeteria
• Students should meet at the front doors of the school at 7:30 (do not go to advisor)
• please do not bring your laptop to school on Friday

May 1


Apr. 29

In class:
• Complete geography assignment for civilization your group is studying.
• Continue notes from text reading.

Homework for 5/1:
Complete reading text chapter/sections and notes for those sections.

Apr. 17

• Project description

• Link for notes template

Apr. 15

In class:
• Work on MFA annotation #3

Homework for 4/17:
Finish MFA art annotation (#3) - due on Thursday, April 17.

Apr. 11

In class:
• Current events quiz
• Work on MFA annotation #3

Homework for 4/15:
Continue to work on MFA art annotation (#3). Will be due on Thursday, April 17.

Apr. 9

In class:
• PIRATES chart - feudalism in Europe
• Medieval Europe quiz
• Begin MFA art annotation in preparation for field trip

Homework for 4/10:
Study for current events quiz over Ian's, Michael's, Bennett's and Caleb's presentations.

Apr. 7

In class:
• Altarpiece annotation printed/handed in
• Finish reading on decline of feudalism/Hundred Years' War
• Watch video segment on medieval siege/catapults
• Review for Medieval Europe quiz

Homework for 4/9:
Study for quiz on feudalism and art/architecture in Medieval Europe.

Apr. 3

In class:
• Caleb's current events presentation
• Begin class reading on the decline of feudalism
- Magna Carta video
- Black Death interactive map
- Black Death interactive website
- Black Death video

Homework for 4/7:
Complete art annotation #2, Virgin and the Dead Christ.

Apr. 1

In class:
• Debrief annotation, Christ in Majesty, and revise / hand in

• 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
- Link 4


Learn about Medieval England

Homework for 4/3:
1. Complete work on Medieval England.

2. Begin work on art annotation #2 (due 4/4) linked from MFA website - annotation due April 7.

• 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: 4WAnnotation2 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.

Mar. 28

In class:
• Art in the Middle Ages keynote
• Art annotation rubric

• Annotate this 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
- Remember, you can also search in the Library's Marvel Database - Britannica K-12 School edition - for "Apostles" or conduct other internet searches. Be sure to keep track of sources for a bibliography that will accompany your annotation.

Homework for 4/1:
Complete art annotation for Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists.

Mar. 26

In class:
• Discuss homework / take quiz on life in Medieval Europe
• Crusades & their effects
• Video link: http://www.history.com/topics/crusades

Homework for 3/28:
Actively read chapter on art/architecture in the Middle Ages: The Reign of Religion. (No quiz this time!) We'll look at examples in our next class.

Mar. 24

In class:
• Debrief World Religions field trip
• Review key points - Catholic Church in Europe

• Reading quiz
• Seven Sacraments - close looking / art activity
- Link to art (make a copy) or another link
- Link to sacraments (please use your own words)

Homework for 3/26:Actively read chapter on life in Medieval towns and be prepared for a reading quiz over material. I would encourage you to highlight and take notes as you read, but I will not collect your notes.

Mar. 18

In class:
• Michael's current events presentation
• discuss reading / take reading quiz on feudalism

Homework for 3/24:
Actively read chapter on the role of the Catholic Church in Western Europe and be prepared for a reading quiz over material. I would encourage you to highlight and take notes as you read, but I will not collect your notes.

Don't forget: Test corrections for Roman Empire quiz are due. Please attach them to your quiz and bring them to class.

Mar. 13

In class:
• Quiz - Islam
• Preview field trip

Homework for 3/18:
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.

Mar. 11

In class:
• Debrief important advancements
• Check out this exhibit at London's Science Museum
• Finish video, spread of Islam and Muslim Spain

Homework for 3/13:
• Study for quiz over historical development of Islam, reviewing Keynote slides, "star" homework with 5 pillars and other key terms, map, and other class handouts.

Mar. 7

• Finish keynote on Islam
• 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)
• Create your own Islamic art
• Video - spread of Islam and Muslim Spain

Homework for 3/10:
• 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).

Mar. 5

In class:
• Review homework on 5 pillars of Islam
• Watch short video about the Hajj
• Learn about architecture of mosque and Islamic art.

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

Homework for 3/7:
• Read text chapter (pp. 277-281) and label map/respond to questions.

Mar. 3

In class:
• Continue to work on/print infographic
• Historical development of Islam

Homework for 3/5
• Read text pp. 270-276 and complete class handouts on Islam

Feb. 27

In class:
• Continue work on Hunger/Power of 1 - read handout on themes of compelling infographics.

Examples of infographics related to education:

Examples of infographics related to food and hunger (to help give you some ideas... but may not be copied):

• Make your own infographic related to food and hunger using one or more of these data sources (or ask me if you have identified another reliable 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/
Maine - http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=mpr
Maine - http://specialprojects.pressherald.com/aging/struggling-to-assess-whos-hungry-and-why/

Be sure to keep track of all sources used (you will create a list of sources cited/images used). Please do NOT print your infographic.

Homework for 3/3:
• Continue working on your infographic about hunger. Please do NOT print your infographic.

Feb. 25

In class:
• Start work on Hunger/Power of 1

Homework for 2/27:
• Finish "entrance slip" on organization addressing food and hunger issues (your choice of organization).

Feb. 14

In class:
• Test on Roman empire and development of Christianity

Feb. 12

In class:
• Debrief reading on decline of Roman empire
- Division of empire
• Review for quiz on Roman Empire & Christianity
- Thomas Cole paintings
- BBC resource on Christianity
- add review questions to class-generated review cards

Homework for 2/14:
Study for test on Roman empire and historical development of Christianity.

Feb. 10

In class:
• Current events quiz
• Current events presentation - Ian
• Video segment, The Search for Paul
• Review key questions about Christianity (review Christianity.pdf below and refer to this BBC resource)
• Review sheet for quiz on Friday

Homework for 2/12:
• Read text about decline of Rome and respond to essential questions.

Feb. 6

In class:
• Max's current events presentation
• Learn about historical roots of Christianity. For those absent, note sheet and presentation are below. Please review, complete note sheet, and be prepared to ask me questions.

Homework for 2/10:
• Study for a current events quiz over Derek's, Devin's, and Max's current events presentations. In your preparation, I would strongly encourage you to watch the video segments that accompany the presentations again. Link to presentations here.

Feb. 4

In class:
• Watch the following video (using headphones) and identify 10 things you learn about the City of Rome. Students should write these notes in a Pages document so grammar and spelling is checked. City of Rome- Khan Academy (13:47)
• work on travel brochure

Homework for 2/6:
• Finish travel brochure.

Jan. 31

In class:
• Geography quiz - Part II
• Work on travel brochure - ancient Rome

Homework for 2/4:
• Continue to work on travel brochure. You will have 1/2 class to work on Tuesday, and it will be due at the beginning of class on 2/6.

DO NOT PRINT your travel brochure - email to me instead with the naming protocol 5B-brochure-LastName in subject line.

Jan. 29

In class:
• Geography quiz - Part I
• Finish Engineering an Empire
• Chariot race - Ben Hur
• Debrief daily life in ancient Rome

Homework for 1/31:
• Study for Part II of map quiz on ancient Rome... Part 2 will cover regions and cities within the Roman empire.

Jan. 27

In class:
• Devin's current events presentation
• Continue with Engineering an Empire video

Homework for 1/29:
• Study for a map quiz on ancient Rome... We'll break this into two parts, with bodies of water and mountains on this quiz (revisit your pink label sheet or look at the file below to see what will be on the quiz).

Jan. 23

In class:
• Go over Roman Republic quiz
• Review 2nd Triumverate, reasons why is collapsed, and Octavian's rise to power as 1st Emperor of Rome
• Continue with Engineering an Empire video (for those absent, link to online version here). (In class, we started with Early Engineering and got to slave labor under Nero's reign.)

Homework for 1/27:
• No homework. We'll pick up with Engineering an Empire next week. Enjoy the weekend!

Jan. 21

In class:
• Roman Republic quiz
• When quiz completed, open this document, about the 2nd Triumvirate, make a copy, and follow directions on page (due Thursday).

Homework for 1/23:
• Complete 2nd Triumvirate assignment. If working from home, to access Marvel U: yarmouth PW: clipper.

Jan. 16

In class:
• Review homework
• Read next text section & discuss timeline
• Small group work (with roles) - discussing challenges of Roman Republic, Julius Caesar's rise to power, and his demise
• review for quiz over Roman Republic

Homework for 1/17:
Study for quiz over Roman Republic.

Jan. 14

In class:
• No class because of Hunger Banquet/Power of One work.

Jan. 10

In class:
• Discuss homework and government structure in Roman republic
• Video on Carthage/Punic Wars

Homework for 1/14:
• Read about daily life in ancient Rome (choose any 2 aspects that interest you most). Please print before coming to class.

Jan. 8

In class:
• Work on map of ancient Rome (map link here)
• Read about the founding of Rome and the Roman Republic.
Access .pdfs (13.1 and 13.2 at this link) and complete notes on tan classroom handout.

Homework for 1/10:
• Complete Rome map and tan classroom handout.

Jan. 6

In class:

• Analyze Thomas Cole's paintings
• Create a Google Presentation and choose one of Thomas Cole's paintings from his "Course of Empire" series to annotate. Use the naming protocol 5B.Lastname.Cole. Be sure to share your presentation with me. Open document below for very brief exemplar to get started.

Use content from the sources below. In your annotation, include 5 facts about the painting. Sources for Cole paintings: http://www.explorethomascole.org/tour/items/69/series/
and http://beyondthenotes.org/empire/paintings.html

Homework for 1/8:
• Complete art annotation (with 5 facts) about one of Thomas Cole's paintings. Please be sure to share this Google Presentation with me.

Dec. 17

In class:
• Debrief homework on China/Tibet
• Vocab game
• Video - "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama"

Homework for 12/19:
• Review Buddhism and Hinduism vocab terms for a vocab quiz (format: matching quiz).

Dec. 13

In class:
• Derek's current events presentation
• China/Tibet Keynote
• Read together brief history of Tibet

• Read about the Dalai Lama - http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/people/dalailama_1.shtml
• Video, Lost Civilizations: Tibet

Homework for 12/16:
• Read about current issues between China & Tibet, following directions on Pages document. Please do not print prior to class; email this document when complete.

Dec. 11

In class:
• Introduction to Buddhism

• Spread of Buddhism/Buddhist art - link:

• Choose one country whose art interests you and add picture and description of art in this Google Doc:

Homework for 12/13:
• Finish test corrections (due Friday). Remember to type and print your test corrections and staple them to your test.

Dec. 9

In class:
• Introduction to Hinduism (Keynote and card sort activity)

- Video 1 (Indian caste system)
- Video 2 (Reincarnation)

• Webquest on Essentials of Hinduism using this website:

Homework for 12/11:

• Finish work on the Essentials of Hinduism if you did not finish in class.

• Work on test corrections for homework. (Due 12/13)

Dec. 5

In class:
• Test on ancient Greece

Homework for 12/9:
No homework - enjoy the weekend!

Dec. 3

In class:
- Pericles (Hayden)
- Hippocrates (Ian)
• Class review - ancient Greece
• Digital Citizenship preparation

Study for unit test on ancient Greece.

Review cards (information you should know is in green font)

Thanksgiving Break!

Nov. 26

In class:
• Presentations
- Pythagoras (Devin)
- Alcibiades (Derek)
- Aeschylus (Ava)
- Alexander the Great (Henry)
- Elgin Marbles (Anne)
- Aristotle (Erin)

Nov. 22

In class:
• Presentations
- Phidias (Tucker)
- Greek theater (Celia)
- Sophocles (Sofie)
- Olympics (Zach)
- Archimedes (Max)
- Socrates and Plato (Ms. Sanders)
- Quotations page: http://quotationspage.com/

Homework for 11/26:
Study for a current events quiz (Ava's and Henry's presentations) linked here. Students in the play can arrange with me to take this later if they would like.

Look at the Quotations Page for a quote by Socrates, Aristotle, or Plato. Choose ONE quote (total) by one of these Greek philosophers that's meaningful to you and write it on a slip of paper before coming to class.

Nov. 20

In class:
• Presentations
- Themistocles (Bennett)
- Leonidas (Caleb)
- Greek army/warriors (Camden)
- Greek navy (Michael)
- Aspasia (Kacie)

Nov. 18

In class:
• Peloponnesian War
• Pericles' Funeral Oration
• Time to work on Great Greek project

Nov. 14

In class:
• Greek art & architecture
• Lincoln Memorial online link
• Time to work on Great Greek project

Nov. 12

In class:
• Work day - library research

Nov. 7

In class:
• Henry's current events presentation
• Library research for Great Greek project

Homework for 11/12:
• Continue research on your Great Greek. Access online library materials (no Wikipedia!) through the library homepage. Click on:

  • Marvel --> B --> Britannica Online School Edition K-12 (middle school and/or high school edition) and search for your topic

  • GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) --> LOTS of resources

Passwords available on the library home page if working from home; you need to be signed into your Yarmouth Schools gmail account to be able to view.

Please be sure you have shared your Google Doc notes sheet with me. You should have read and taken notes on two sources before class on Tuesday.

Nov. 5

In class:
• Complete timeline of ancient Greece
• Introduce Great Greek project

Homework for 11/5:

Nov. 1

In class:
• Ava's current events presentation
• Finish debrief on similarities/differences in Athens and Sparta
• Persian Wars - create timeline, annotate big map, and learn more about triremes (Link 1 video, Link 2 interactive map)

Homework for 11/5:
Watch Parthenon video and take notes on blue sheet. (Watch from 2:50 to minute 30:00). NOVA Parthenon video link

Note sheet:

Oct. 30

In class:
• Progression of government in some ancient Greek city-states (monarch - oligarchy - tyranny - democracy)
• Slide presentation on Greek tyrants who fostered democratic reforms
• Small group work on education, government, economy, and women/slaves in Athens and Sparta.

Test corrections for those who would like to improve their
scores on the Ancient Middle East test. Link with directions
and exemplar here.

Oct. 28

In class:
• Go over maps
• Learn about ancient Greek history (slide presentation)

Read handout: Ch. 27 - Life in Athens and Sparta and fill in
Venn Diagram as you read to record similarities/differences
in the two city-states.

Oct. 24

In class:
• Current events
• Read about how geography shaped ancient Greece
• Map work - ancient Greece. Go to this page for a number of maps to help you label your map. Please write neatly! Be sure to complete the back side of your pink sheet.

Finish any map work as homework.

Oct. 22

In class:
• Sofie's current events presentation
• What do you know about ancient Greece?
• Keynote/lecture on Greece's early history (stopped notes after Trojan War)

Study for a current events quiz. Please review Anne's, Tucker's, and Sofie's presentations found on the current events page of the website.

Oct. 18

In class:
• Unit test on ancient Middle East

None. Take a deep breath this weekend and be ready to head to Greece next week!

Oct. 16

No class because of 9th grade science field trip

Homework due Fri., Oct. 18:
Study for ancient Middle East unit test. Review sheet:

Jeopardy review:

Oct. 11

In class:
• Tucker's current events presentation
• Review for ancient Middle East unit test

Homework due Fri., Oct. 18:
Study for ancient Middle East unit test.

Oct. 9

In class:
• Finish Judaism Keynote
• Jewish worship -

Homework due Fri., Oct. 11:
Learn about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please email this document to me before/at start of class on Friday with "Yom Kippurr" in subject line.

Oct. 7

In class:
• Judaism vocab quiz
• Anne's current events presentation
• Development and spread of world religions in 90 seconds
• Start Judaism Keynote

Homework due Wed, Oct. 9:
Learn about Passover. Please email this document to me before/at start of class on Wednesday with "Passover" in subject line.

Oct. 3

In class:
• Set up Google Presentation sharing for current events
• Mid-quarter reflection on class participation

Click on this link to open document - make a copy and rename
• Rosetta Stone - what it is & why it's important
• Government in Egypt (read together)

• Recap Keynote
• Recap PIRATES chart for Ancient Egypt (next class)

Homework due Mon., Oct. 7:
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

Oct. 1

In class:
• Current events - partial government shutdown
• Book of the Dead (add notes)
Egyptian writing
• Spell your name in hieroglyphics! Link here and follow link to Kamose Stela.
Timeline link

Homework due Thurs, Oct. 3:
• Finish up Daily Life Chart and email it to me with the words
5B Daily Life Chart in the subject line of the email.

Sep. 27

In class:
Learn about gods/goddesses:

LINK HERE for gods/goddesses (make a copy)

Homework due Tues, Oct. 1:
• Complete Daily Life Chart. A helpful link for section on slavery :http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pharaohs/life_slave.html

Sep. 25

In class:
• Discuss homework.
Create a google doc and Title the document Lastname.Pyramids.5B and share it with me. Play the Pyramid Challenge below and identify 5 important things you learn about pyramid building. What were some of the challenges they faced and techniques they used? Play for about 20 minutes. Pyramid Challenge- BBC (Interactive)
• Start the webquest, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt:

Homework due Tues, Oct. 1:
• Complete Daily Life Chart.

Sep. 23

In class:
• Discuss map homework & images of the pyramids
• Begin text reading on Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms in Egypt (finish as homework if needed)

Homework due Sep 25:
• Finish reading overview of ancient Egypt and complete chart/answer questions.

Sep. 19

In class:
• Discuss interview with Syria's President Assad
• Watch video of President Obama's interview about the Syrian crisis and discuss
• Discuss PIRATES chart as framework for understanding civilizations we'll study this year
• Class time to work on map of ancient Egypt

Homework due Sep 23:
• Finish ancient Egypt map and questions.

Update: Please answer all the questions you can... you'll learn more from our next text assignment and from timelines handed out in class.

Sep. 17

In class:
• Middle East map quiz
• Introduction to development of first agricultural settlements in ancient times through video, "Guns, Germs, and Steel"

Homework due Sep 19:
• Watch a 60 Minutes interview with Syrian President Assad. The link is here and your assignment attached below.

• We will watch the interview with President Obama in class on Thursday.

Sep. 13

In class:
• Current events bingo
• 9/11 quiz
• review Middle East maps and begin to play review game

Homework due Sep 17:
Study for a map quiz on Middle Eastern countries.
Here is a link to a map game that may help you.
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html (works best in Chrome)
The map game includes MORE countries than will be on your quiz.
You are just responsible for the countries on your Middle East map that you completed.

Sep. 11

In class:
• Read in class and complete handout, "What Happened 9/11" and 9/11 Notes

Homework due Sep 13:
• Study for a brief quiz over materials related to 9/11.

Sep. 9

In class:
• Finish Syria current events
• 9th grade policies
• hand out textbooks
• work on map of Middle East

Homework due Sep 11:
• Label a map of the Middle East using the label list handed out in class, coloring in just around the border of each country..

Sep. 5

In class:
• Current events - explain editorial cartoon analysis and practice in class
• Current events presentation on Syria

Homework due Sep 9:
• Cartoon analysis - choose ONE cartoon element to analyze for three of the five cartoons on your homework page.

Sep. 3

In class:
• Introduction and course guide
• Globalization/current events explanation

Homework due:
• What's your story? Please spend 20 minutes (total) sharing information about you. You can write or draw your story.