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5W Honors World History - Archive folder 2013-14
June 16

Final Exam

June 10

In class:
• Review for exam - make a copy of this document to take notes
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 6

In class:
• Current events quiz
• Leonardo da Vinci Link (Inventions)
• Finish art annotations/briefings

• Begin review for exam

We'll jigsaw out some of the image work related to our review. Each person or small group should:

A. Make a Google Presentation. Share it with each other and with me (yes I like the email notification).

B. Put your unit topic/title on the title slide (ex. Ancient Greece)

C. Find an image that connect to big ideas/topics from the unit. Put each image on a slide. There should be no text (other than your topic title) on the slide, just the image. You will present the images to the class, explaining:

- what the image is (what it shows, what it is about)

- big idea from the unit: explain the big idea and how the image connects

Each person will need to be able to explain his/her image clearly, accurately, and thoroughly to the class. You may use notes.

You will get a work habits grade out of 8 points.

Homework for 6/10:
• Complete your part of the jigsaw review by adding an image and being ready to explain it in class.

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

June 4

In class:
• Current events presentation - Chris R
• Present art annotations/briefs
- Make a copy of this Google Doc

Homework for 6/6:
Study for a current events quiz over 6 presentations in bold linked here. There will be 2 questions on each presentation and you will choose 1 political cartoon to analyze.

June 2

In class:
• Meet with Tibetan Buddhist monk, Khen Rinpoche - meet outside of YPAC for attendance

Homework for 6/4:
• Finalize notes/presentations on assigned Renaissance artwork.

May 29

In class:
• in preparation for Monday's meeting with Khen Rinpoche:
- http://www.freepanchenlama.org/
- http://www.honorpanchenlama.org/
- http://siddharthaschool.org/

• Discuss outlines
• Watch Medici part 2 video (Lorenzo de Medici)

Homework for 6/4:
• On Monday (6/2) - meet outside the YPAC for our visit with Khen Rinpoche.

• 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 Wednesday, 6/4.

May 27

No class - 9th grade community service day

May 22

In class:
• Read notes form groups about Cosimo, Donatello, and Brunelleschi
• Finish 1st segment of Medici film

Homework for 5/29:
• 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 20

In class:
• Matt CE
• Intro to Renaissance - reading handout & chart
• Start Medici video

Homework for 5/22:
• 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 16

In class:
• Listen to VoiceThreads and take quiz as you watch/listen.
West Africa

Homework for 5/20:
No homework - enjoy the weekend!

May 14

In class:
• Hayden and Tommy - current events
• Class time to finalize scripts in table groups
• Set up VoiceThread accounts & begin recording (if ready)

Homework for 5/16:
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 12

In class:
• Class time to work on scripts in table groups

Homework for 5/14:
A draft of all big topic scripts + images AND each group member's annotation should be complete before Wednesday's class.

May 8

In class:
• Share exemplar of VoiceThread presentation
• Time to brainstorm on topics - key ideas to share with class
• One person in your group should open this document, make a copy, and share it with all members in your group.
• Please review this rubric for the VoiceThread:

Homework for 5/12:
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. You also can Google an image, but be sure to locate relevant information about it. For that reason, the museum websites may be more helpful.

May 6

In class:
• Time in class to continue research for the civilization you're studying in the Middle Ages (resources from class web pages).

Homework for 5/8:
Continue reading sources/watching videos and taking notes.

May 2

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

Apr. 30

In class:
• Time in library to continue research for the civilization you're studying in the Middle Ages.

Homework for 5/6:
• Finish notes for Source 2 (library print source)
• Over the weekend, read and take notes on at least one of the sources from this page of the class website in preparation for class on Tuesday. Add notes from your source to the Source 3 box of the notes page.

Apr. 28

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

Homework for 4/30:
Complete reading text chapter/sections and notes for those sections.

Apr. 16

In class:
MFA art annotation due. Please print your art annotation before class if your annotation was done in Pages. If completed in Google Presentation, please be sure to share it with me and give me editing privileges.

• Please download, open, and read project description. (You don't need to memorize, just get a feel for our research process).

• Link for notes template - please follow naming and sharing protocols carefully. Take notes on your text chapter in Source 1 section of notes. You should do your best to finish reading and taking notes on your text chapter in class today. (If you finish your text chapter, read some of the sources related to your topic on this page of the website. Add notes to a new "Source" section for each source you read.)

Enjoy your April vacation!

Apr. 14

In class:
• Discuss jigsaw of upcoming study of regions
• Current events quiz
• Isabelle's current events presentation
• Cassidy's current events presentation
• work on MFA art annotation

Homework for 4/16:
Complete MFA art annotation (#3).

Apr. 10

In class:
• Quiz on Medieval Europe
• Begin work on MFA individual annotation (#3)

Homework for 4/14:
Study for current events quiz (Max H., Andrea, Breanna, Sophie, Chris G., Sydney) - will have choice of answering questions on 4 of 6 presentations.

Apr. 8

In class:
• Finish class reading on decline of feudalism - Bubonic Plague and Hundred Years' War
- Black Death interactive map
- Black Death interactive website
• Watch video segment on medieval siege/catapults
• Review for Medieval Europe quiz

Homework for 4/10:
Study for quiz on feudalism and art/architecture in Medieval Europe.

Apr. 4

In class:
• Sydney's current events presentation
• Hand out MFA field trip permission slips
• Decline of feudalism reading
• Open/make a copy of this document to work with a partner on Magna Carta
- Magna Carta video

Homework for 4/8:
• Study for current events quiz over Max H, Andrea, Breanna, Sophie's presentation (the other presentations will be on another quiz before April break).

Apr. 2

In class:
Learn about Medieval England

• Continue work on annotation of Virgin and the Dead Christ

Homework for 4/4:
• Complete art annotation, Virgin and the Dead Christ
• Complete work on Medieval England.

Mar. 31

In class:
• Chris G - current events
• 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

Homework for 4/2:

• Begin work on art annotation #2 (due 4/4) 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: 5W 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 one another student in the research phase, but each person should submit work in his/her own words.

Mar. 27

In class:
• Reading quiz, church in the Middle Ages
• 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 3/31:
Complete art annotation for Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists.

Mar. 25

In class:
• Debrief World Religions field trip
• Annotated Mona Lisa reading
• Art in the Middle Ages keynote
• Art annotation rubric

Homework for 3/27:
If you haven't already done so, actively read chapter on the role of the Catholic Church in Western Europe and be prepared for a reading quiz over material.

If you plan to do test corrections on your Islam quiz, please work on those. Test corrections due Monday, 3/31.

Mar. 19

In class:
• Video, Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque in Istanbul
• Islam 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 3/25:
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.


In class:
• Discuss reading on feudalism in Western Europe
• Reading quiz
• Discuss current events

Homework for 3/19:
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. 14

No class - inservice day

Mar. 12

In class:
• Read about Muslim contributions to world civilization from this exhibit at London's Science Museum
• Video on spread of Islam/city of Cordoba in Muslim Spain during Umayyad Dynasty
• Preview world religions field trip

Homework for 3/17:
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. 10

In class:
• Review homework on 5 pillars of Islam
• Learn about architecture of mosque and Islamic art
• Take a virtual tour of the al-Haram al-Sharif (be sure to go to #26, the al-Aqsa mosque)
• Keynote of Umayyad and Abbasid empires

• Create your own art!

Homework for 3/12:
• Complete map on spread of Islam.

March 6

In class:
• Christianity quiz
• Please click on this link to add your thoughts to a Google Form
• Historical development of Islam

Homework for 3/10:
• Read text pp. 270-276 and complete class handouts on Islam.

March 4

In class:
• Historical development of Christianity

• Read class handout on Christianity

Homework for 3/6:
• review for quiz on Christianity (vocab matching and true/false)

Feb. 28

NO CLASS - Spirit week assembly

Feb. 26

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 3/4:
• Finish your infographic about hunger. Please do NOT print your infographic.

Feb. 24

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

Homework for 2/26:
Fill out the blue 1/2 sheet distributed in class about one of the organizations listed in the Learning about Hunger handout (or one you wish to study). Be prepared to talk with me about the organization you chose.

Feb. 13


Enjoy your February break!

Feb. 11

In class:
• 1st draft of memo (solid draft) due at beginning of class
• peer review of memos
• explain Socratic seminar for Thursday

Homework for 2/13:
Finalize memo (due Thursday = entrance ticket)

Feb. 7

In class:
• library research (issues in Rome and/or US)
Continue research, adding notes and quotes to your Google Doc notes template. Notes & quotes (scaffolding document) due at the end of Friday's class.

Homework for 2/11:
Work on drafting memo, which should be printed and ready to hand in at the beginning of class on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
• in-text citations - link for examples

NEW! If you're still feeling stuck on ideas or information.... you might find something of interest here.

Feb. 5


If working from home and want to access Gale Virtual Reference Library, go to the library home page and click on passwords and home access (must be logged into your school email account):
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Feb. 3

In class:
• go over + "scaffolding" + draft memo
• As you continue research, continue to take notes and pull the most important/relevant quotes from articles into a document organized like the one in this "scaffolding" .pdf below. (Instead of creating a new document for quote, I would add important quotes below the notes boxes on your Google doc notes template.)

Use this Google Form to evaluate each website you use in your research.

Homework for 2/7:
• Evaluate, read, and take additional notes on current issues in the US and a similar problem in Rome - adding notes & quotes to your Google Doc notes template.

Jan. 30

In class:
• Assign government department & debrief in small groups the decline of Rome reading. What connections do you see to your topic?
• Create a nameplate of your executive branch agency in Google Docs as a team (1 per group). What are the key responsibilities of this executive branch agency? Be sure to share it with each other and with me.

• Begin research on contemporary issues facing the US based on the executive branch agency you've been assigned. Use this Google Form to evaluate websites you use in your research.

Homework for 1/31:
• Using a valid website (using the Google Form at left), read and take notes on one article relating to your topic. Take notes using this template.

Jan. 28

In class:
• Jigsaw/debrief chapter 6: Pax Romana chapter
• Finish Engineering an Empire

Homework for 1/30:
• Read about factors leading to the decline of Rome and brainstorm (on class handout) about possible connections to the United States.

Jan. 24

In class:
• Student survey
• Go over Roman Republic quizzes
• Andrea's current events presentation
• Debrief homework/notes process
• Continue with Engineering an Empire video - (For those absent, link to online version here). (In class, we watched segment on Vespasian, will pick up with Trajan.)

Homework for 1/28:
• Hand in test corrections using process on Test Corrections link in the left sidebar. You must hand in your quiz and corrections on Monday, Jan. 27.
• Finish reading second part of Chapter 6 text. You do not need to take notes on this section of the reading. Instead, be prepared to answer your assigned question from those listed below:
1. What political and economic factors led the empire into disarray? (pp. 175-177)
2. Describe the reform and reconstruction efforts undertaken by Diocletian and Constantine. How successful were the reform and reconstruction efforts undertaken by Diocletian and Constantine?
(pp. 177-181)
3. Why and to what extent were early Christians persecuted in the Roman Empire? (pp. 181-182)

Jan. 22

In class (substitute):
• Video: Engineering an Empire - Rome

• 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):

Be sure to include information about the following questions in your notes:
1. Offer examples of both the successes and failures of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian emperors (165)
2. How did the emperor's role and the Imperial Bureaucracy evolve during the period of the "Five Good Emperors?" (166-7)
3. Describe changes within the Roman army during the post-Augustan era (167)
4. In what ways were the residents of the city of Rome dependent upon the emperor? (167-170)
5. Describe how Roman civilization influenced life in the provinces. To what extent were they “Romanized”? (170-175)
Note: you do not have to answer questions 1-5 separately, but this information should be included in your notes no matter which format you use. We will discuss these questions in class on Friday.

Homework for 1/24:
• Complete reading assignment and notes on first part of Chapter 6 text. The goal is to be able to extract key information, rewrite it in your own words, and organize it. Aim for no more than a 1-pg., single spaced typed document. Please print before coming to class on Friday.

Jan. 17

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

• 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.

Homework for 1/22:
• Complete 2nd Triumverate assignment.
• Complete Augustus art analysis.

• Be sure to share both documents with me.

Jan. 15

In class:
• Review homework & 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. 13

In class:
• Max's current events presentation
• Review homework
• Discuss government structure in Roman republic
• Finish video on Carthage/Punic Wars
• Begin text reading on Rome's expansion.

Homework for Wednesday, 1/15:
Read Chapter 6, Section 2 "Expansion and Crisis" in your text and complete the questions below. Please print double sided before coming to class.

Jan. 9

In class:
• Text reading/notes on the Roman Republic, pp. 154-158. (Notes sheet and Republic government structure handed out in class.)
• Engineering an Empire: Carthage - video & notes.

Homework for Monday, 1/13:
• Complete Section 1 text reading & notes.

Jan. 7

In class:
• Work on maps of ancient Rome

• Analyze Thomas Cole 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 5W.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 and one fact about Cole's concern about Andrew Jackson. Sources for Cole paintings: http://www.explorethomascole.org/tour/items/69/series/
and http://beyondthenotes.org/empire/paintings.html

Source for Andrew Jackson (especially 1st two sections):

Homework for 1/9:
• Complete art annotation for one of Cole's paintings in his series.
• Complete Roman empire map.

Dec. 18

In class:
• Current events quiz
• Buddhism/Hinduism vocab quiz
• Dharma of Star Wars - read chapter
• Continue video, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
• Introduce Seven Years in Tibet & Asia Day

No homework - enjoy Asia Day and your vacation!
We'll head to Rome after the vacation.

Dec. 16

In class:
• Miles' current events presentation
• Discuss HW in small groups
• Begin vocab review in small groups
• Begin watching video, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Homework for 12/19:
• Review Sandra's and Miles' current events presentations
• Review Buddhism and Hinduism vocab terms for a vocab quiz (format: matching quiz).

Dec. 12

In class:
• 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. 10

In class:
• Debrief spread of Buddhism homework
• Watch brief video clips on Buddhism and share with classmates.
Link: http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/birth-and-youth/ (we watched segments on Enlightenment and Meditation together)

Homework for 12/12:
• No homework. Test corrections due on 12/13.

TEST CORRECTIONS DUE ON FRIDAY. You may do test corrections for all multiple choice, matching, and T/F sections. You may retake geography and chronology sections with me after school on Thursday.

Dec. 6

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

- Video 1 (Indian caste system)
- Video 2 (Reincarnation)
- Video 3 (Rituals at Varanasi)

• Webquest on Essentials of Hinduism using this website:

Homework for 12/10:
• Actively read (highlight key ideas & look up new vocab) handout on Buddhism (distributed in class or downloaded file below):

• Complete web-based assignment on the spread of Buddhism in Asia, focusing on Buddhist art. Please do not print, but do have homework ready for the start of class.

Dec. 4

In class:
• Test on ancient Greece

Homework for 12/6:
No homework.

Dec. 2

In class:
• Class review - ancient Greece
• Digital citizenship preparation - read articles at this site:

Study for unit test on ancient Greece.

Thanksgiving Break!

Nov. 25

In class:
• Current events quiz

• Presentations
- Aeschylus (Bre and Katie V.)
- Sophocles (Sandra)
- Euripides (Isabel & Sydney)
- Aristophanes (Cassidy)
- Phidias (Sophie)

Nov. 21

In class:
• Presentations
- Socrates (Chris R & Matt)
- Plato (Ms. Sanders)
- Aristotle (Max H & Tyler)
- Alcibiades (Abby & Katie)
- Sappho (Isabelle C)

Study for a current events quiz over Chloe and Katie V's presentations. Their presentations are linked on the current events page. Students in the play can arrange to take this quiz later.

Nov. 19

In class:
• Presentations
- Pythagoras (Chris G)
- Pericles (Max and Tommy)
- Alexander the Great (Andrea and Chloe)
- Archimedes (Miles)
- Art in ancient Greece (watch to 3:40)
- Khan Academy - link to analysis of mosaic of Alexander the Great's battle with Darius III of Persia

Nov. 15

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

Nov. 13

In class:
• Katie's CE presentation
• Greek art & architecture
• Lincoln Memorial online link
• Time to work on Great Greek project

Nov. 8

In class:
• in-class research on Great Greek using online library resources.

Homework for 11/13:
• 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-three sources before class on Wednesday.

Nov. 6

In class:
• Library research for Great Greek project.

Continue Great Greek research

Nov. 4

In class:
• Introduce Great Greek project & begin taking notes with library resources. Remember to look for project ideas, links to notes, and the project rubric on the Greece page of the website.

Homework for 11/6:
Use your computer to go to the library home page, click on Marvel, click on "B" for Britannica, and select the Online School Edition (K-12). (Remember passwords can be found beneath the Marvel link.) Click on the middle school and/or high school pages and search for your Great Greek. Read and add to the notes you started on your Google Doc before our next class.

Oct. 31

In class:
• Athens & Sparta - compare and contrast
• Persian Wars - create timeline, annotate big map, and learn more about triremes (Link 1 video, Link 2 interactive map)
• Start video on Parthenon

Homework for Monday, 11/4:
Watch Parthenon video and take notes on blue sheet. (Watch from 2:50 to minute 30:00). NOVA Parthenon video link

Note sheet:

Oct. 29

In class:
• Add to timeline
• Learn about democratic reforms in ancient Greece
• Read about Athens and Sparta - similarities and differences

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

Oct. 25

In class:
• CE quiz
• Read Legacy of Greece and respond to questions as you read
• Read about foundations of democracy and respond to prompts on graphic organizer

Finish reading about democracy & completing graphic organizer.

Oct. 23

In class:
• Isabelle C. current events presentation
• go over map homework
• geography reading
• lecture early Greek history

Study for a current events quiz over Tyler, Abby, Max, and Isabelle's presentations. Their presentations are linked on the current events page.

Oct. 21

In class:
• Max A. current events presenation
• What do you know about ancient Greece?
• Map work - ancient Greece

Finish map and reflection questions on back of blue sheet. Be ready with questions of any locations you couldn't find...

Oct. 17

In class:
• Unit test

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

Oct. 15

In class:
• Review for ancient Middle East unit test (make sure to look at resources on the Middle East page of the website)

Homework due Thurs., Oct. 17:
Review! Review! Review!

Oct. 10

In class:
• Finish Judaism Keynote
• Jewish worship -

Homework due Tuesday., Oct. 15:
Deepen your understanding about Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please email this document to me before/at start of class on Tuesday with "Judaismr" in subject line.

Oct. 8

In class:
• Judaism vocab quiz
• Start Judaism Keynote (ended at Torah slide)

Homework due Thursday., Oct. 10:
Read Judaism handout and be familiar with historical content and terms/concepts from reading. This vocabulary resource may be helpful to you as you read. Please mark up the text... underline or highlight key ideas and look up vocabulary words you're not familiar with and write definitions in the margins.

Oct. 4

In class:
• Mid-quarter reflection on class participation
• Abby's current events presentation
• Recap Keynote
• Recap PIRATES chart for Ancient Egypt
• Start text reading on Ancient Israelites and Judaism

Homework due Tues., Oct. 8:
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. 2

In class:
• Current events: partial government shutdown

Religious Beliefs
• Wrap up - Egyptian religion and belief in afterlife
• Please make a copy and rename this document
• Akhenaten & monotheism

Egyptian writing
• Spell your name in hieroglyphics! Link here and follow link to Kamose Stela.
Timeline link
• Rosetta Stone

Egyptian Government

Homework due Fri., Oct. 4:
Email me a copy (put 5W Daily Life in subject line) of your daily life chart.

Please bring your textbook to our next class!

Sep. 30

In class:
Beyond the Pyramids video segments
• Religious belief in ancient Egypt - open and make a copy of this document... we'll jigsaw these gods.

Homework due Fri., Oct. 4:
Email me a copy (put 5W Daily Life in subject line) of your daily life chart. Note that this is not due until Wednesday.

A helpful link for section on slavery:

Sep. 26

In class:
• Continue to work on text reading on ancient Egypt. Hand this in at the end of class.

• Create a google doc and Title the document Lastname.Pyramids.5W 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:

A helpful link for section on slavery: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pharaohs/life_slave.html

Homework due Fri., Oct. 4:
Email me a copy (put 5W Daily Life in subject line) of your daily life chart. Note that this is not due until Wednesday.

A helpful link for section on slavery:


Sep. 24

In class:

• Discuss political/editorial cartoons

• Begin text reading on Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms in Egypt

Homework due Sep 26:

• Work on text reading/homework questions about ancient Egypt.

Sep. 20

In class:
• Debrief interview with President Assad
• Watch interview with President Obama and discuss
• Follow sharing guidelines for Current Events/Google Presentations
• Begin map work on ancient Egypt using guidelines.

Homework due Sep 24:
• Complete Egypt map and answer questions on guidelines sheet.

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. 18

In class:
• Review 9/11 and take quiz.
• Syria current events presentation.
• Sign up for current events.

Homework due Sep 20:
• Watch a 60 Minutes interview with Syrian President Assad and record some key points from the interview.

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

Sep. 16

In class:
• Quiz on material covered in presentations of summer current events issues.
• Discuss 9/11 and issues connected to domestic and international response to the attack.

Homework due Sep. 18:
• Study for a brief quiz over materials related to 9/11.

Sep. 12

In class:
• Group presentations on summer current events issues

Homework due Sep 16:
• Study for a brief quiz over country issues presentations.

Sep. 10

In class:
• Continue work in summer assignment country groups on presentations.

Homework due Sep 12:
Prepare for presentations on country issues.

Sep. 6

In class:
• Work in country groups. Create 4 "posters" and prepare to present to the class about an important current issue or issues.
  1. Map
  2. Word Wall/ Important People and Constituencies
  3. Time-Line
  4. Pirates

Homework due Sep. 10:
• No homework. We'll continue group work on posters on Tuesday in class.

Sep. 4

In class:
• Introduction and course guide
• Summer work assignment - summary and analysis

Homework due Sep. 5:
• What is your story? Write or draw your story (20 min. max).