Welcome to Ninth Grade World History! Here you will find your assignments for the upcoming week.


NOTE: All dates listed are when assignments are DUE.


World History Current Events Assignments:
  • Zeta:

  • Alpha & Eta:


World History Maps of Era 1:



Intro to Psychology Empirical Studies Assignment:



Week of Sept 18-22, 2017

Fri, Sept 22
  • Alpha: Complete documents 3 and 4.
  • Eta: Annotate Document 7 in your Mongols DBQ packet (you don't have to answer the questions for Doc 7, we'll do that in class).
  • Psychology: Nothing is due today (your test over brain localization and neurotransmission will be on Tuesday of next week)

Thu, Sept 21
  • Zeta: Watch Crash Course World History: Mongols, and write down notes about the information presented.

  • Alpha: Make Your Own Quiz is due today; also, be sure that you finished Documents 1 & 2 of the Mongols DBQ packet!


Wed, Sept 20
  • Psychology: Summarize the notes and chart from today's class about neurotransmitters
  • Eta: Complete document 3 of your Mongols DBQ packet (and make sure Documents 1 & 2 are also completed)
  • Zeta: Make Your Own Quiz is due today


Tue, Sept 19
  • Eta: Watch Crash Course World History: Mongols, and write down notes (approximately 1 page) about the information presented.
  • Zeta, Alpha: Nothing is due today, but continue working on "Make Your Own Quiz"
  • Psychology: Complete Preparation for Test 1.1



Mon, Sept 18
  • Alpha, Zeta: Continue to work on "Make Your Own Quiz"
  • Eta: "Make Your Own Quiz" is due today!
  • Psychology: "Reading 1.4" Neurotransmitters


Week of Sept 11-15, 2017

Fri, Sept 15
  • Psychology: Reading 1.1 and 1.2 should be done by today!
  • Alpha, Eta: Nothing is due today, but work on "Make Your Own Quiz", due Monday (Eta)/Tuesday (Alpha)

Thu, Sept 14
  • Alpha: Nothing is due today, but work on your actions for hurricane relief, e.g. plan the busking!
  • Zeta: Quiz today over the maps of 600 and 800! See the maps at the top of the wiki.

Wed, Sept 13
  • Psychology: Nothing is due today, but start Reading 1.1

Tue, Sept 12
  • Zeta: Continue/start studying for Thu's quiz over the maps of 600 and 800!
  • Psychology, Alpha, & Eta: Read this article by Tim Duncan about responding to hurricanes:Article here

Mon, Sept 11
  • Psychology: Your "Brain Metaphor" project is due today!
  • Zeta: Draw the Era 1 Empires map of 1237. Make it neat!
  • Alpha, Eta: Quiz today over the locations of the empires of 600 and 800 CE! Practice maps are below...



Week of Sept 5-8, 2017

Fri, Sept 8
  • Psychology: Work on "Brain Metaphor" 'assignment
  • Alpha, Eta: Choose one empire that you heard about in class to learn more about. Write down what you find, and cite your source of information. Write down 3/4-1 page of notes.

Thu, Sept 7
  • Alpha & Zeta: Research your 2nd Era 1 empire!

Wed, Sept 6
  • Eta: Research your 2nd Era 1 empire
  • Zeta: Research your 1st Era 1 empire
  • Psychology: What is Broca's Area and Wernicke's Aphasia? What do they imply about brain localization, and how do we know about them? Write 1 page.

Tue, Sept 5

Week of Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017

Fri, Sept 1
  • Eta & Alpha: Summarize Notes 1.2, and write 2 questions you have at the end of the summary.

  • Psychology: Finish your analysis of the empirical study from Wed's class. What is the aim? the methods used? the findings? the strengths and weaknesses? Write down your answers.


Thu, Aug 31
  • Zeta: Written response: 1) What needs to happen in order for global unity to happen?
  • Alpha: Written response--what did you learn from Tuesday's class discussion about unity? How can one work towards global unity (think from micro and macro view)?

Wed, Aug 30
  • Eta: Written response--does unity mean uniformity? Why or why not?
  • Psychology: Finish article analysis
  • Zeta: Essential Question written response



Tue, Aug 29
  • Eta & Alpha World History: Essential Question written response

  • Zeta: There is nothing due today
  • Psychology: Re-watch Crash Course Psychology episode ( ) & complete writing assignment



Mon, Aug 28
  • World History: Summarize Notes 1.1, specifically the parts we went over in class.

  • Psychology: Bring in a psychology reading/article. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PRINTED COPY!

Week of Aug 23-25, 2017

Fri, Aug 25
  • World History: Have your syllabus signed by today, and finish your Diagnostic Exercise.
  • Psychology: Complete the Diagnostic Exercise you received in class on Thu. You'll need this video of Obama's mini-biography.



Thu, Aug 24
  • World History: Look on p. 3 of the syllabus, and choose your favorite class rule. Write half a page explaining why that rule is better than the others.

  • Psychology: Complete the "I" handout about yourself.


































Final Exam Study Guides
Beta, Epsilon:


Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta (HONORS):


Era 1 Maps:


Kahoots to practice!
World History Final Review: WH Final Review practice
African civilizations Review: African civilizations practice


Syllabus:


Current Events Assignment:
Beta/Eta


Epsilon/Alpha/Zeta


Live Binder for Current Events Sources (created by Ms Hamm): LiveBinder of news sources

Homework for May 22-26 & beyond
All Classes: Study!

Tue, May 23
  • Beta/Eta: Fill in the study guide for your exam review--I suggest you finish going over the dates.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Study!

Mon, May 22
Study for Final Exam (see review materials at the top of the wiki page)

Homework for May 15-19
Fri, May 19
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Reading 5.6

  • Beta/Eta: Annotate Notes 5.3 "Protestant Reformation"
  • Alpha: Was Europe really 'reborn' during the Renaissance? Write your thoughts on this question. and when possible refer to specific readings/details from class.

Thu, May 18
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Annotate Notes 5.3 "Protestant Reformation"
  • Beta: Reading 5.3


Wed, May 17
  • Alpha: Annotate Notes 5.3 "Protestant Reformation"
  • Eta: Reading 5.3

  • Epsilon: Look at Notes 5.2 "Machiavelli", and at excerpts 1, 2, and 3. On a separate sheet of paper, write down the meaning of those three excerpts.

Tue, May 16
  • Zeta: Reading 5.5 "Machiavelli"
  • Alpha: Look at Notes 5.2 "Machiavelli", and at excerpts 1, 2, and 3. On a separate sheet of paper, write down the meaning of those three excerpts.
  • Eta, Beta: Do the backside of Reading 5.2, which is to write a dialogue between Dorothy Mills and John Green. Here's the John Green video

Mon, May 15
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Reading 5.5 about Machiavelli
  • Zeta: Finish the charts for Reading 5.4 about Michelangelo and Da Vinci
  • Beta, Eta: Finish Reading 5.1 "The Spirit of the Renaissance"


Homework for May 8-12
Fri, May 12
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Annotate the text for Reading 5.4
  • Eta, Beta: Complete the timeline of Africa & Europe

Thu, May 11
  • Beta: To the best of your ability, match the correct years with the appropriate events in the Timeline of Africa


Wed, May 10
  • Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Alpha: Do Documents #1 and #2 of Reading 5.3

  • Epsilon: Reading 5.2 (only the front side!)... here's the vide

Tue, May 9
  • Beta, Eta: Unit 4 Test today!
  • Alpha, Zeta: Do the backside of Reading 5.2. Here's the John Green video

Mon, May 8
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Reading 5.1
  • Beta, Eta: Finish charts for Dahomey, Ndongo, Kongo, AND also be sure your entire Unit 4 Test review is done.

Homework for May 1-5

Fri, May 5
  • Beta: Finish #5-7 of Unit 4 Test Review
  • Alpha, Zeta: Nothing is due today
  • Epsilon: Unit 4 Quest is due today
  • Eta: Complete # 1-4 of Unit 4 Test Review

Thu, May 4
  • Alpha, Zeta: Unit 4 Quest is due today
  • Beta: Finish #1-4 of Unit 4 Test Review
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today

Wed, May 3
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Nothing is due today; keep working on Unit 4 Quest
  • Eta: Finish #1-4 of Unit 4 Test Review

Tue, May 2
  • Alpha, Zeta: Nothing is due today, but work on Unit 4 Quest.
  • Beta, Eta: Summarize what Episode #5 teaches us about Ndongo. Use these terms in your summary: Njinga, Matamba, Ndongo, slavery, defeat, victory, war, Portugal, Luanda, and the Dutch.

Mon, May 1
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Annotate the Njinga Mbandi packet
  • Beta, Eta: Summarize: what does Episode #5 teach us about Kongo? Use these terms in your summary: Nzinga Nkuwu, Afonso, Henrique, Portugal, Sao Tome, Principe, sugar Luanda, slavery, Christianity
  • Zeta: Summarize what Episode #5 teaches us about Ndongo. Use these terms in your summary: Njinga, Matamba, Ndongo, slavery, defeat, victory, war, Portugal, Luanda, and the Dutch.

Homework for April 24-28

Fri, April 28
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Annotate 'Africa's Great Civilizations', Episode #5 summary.


Thu, April 27
  • Zeta, Beta: There is nothing due today

Wed, April 26
  • Alpha: There is nothing due today
  • Epsilon, Eta: Finish the review sheets about the five places from 'Africa's Great Civilizations', Episode #4: Zanzibar, Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, Benin City, & Ethiopia


Tue, April 25
  • Alpha, Zeta, Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Beta: Finish the review sheets about the five places from 'Africa's Great Civilizations', Episode #4: Zanzibar, Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, Benin City, & Ethiopia


Mon, April 24
  • Beta, Epsilon, Eta: There is nothing due today
  • Alpha, Zeta: Finish the review sheets about the five places from 'Africa's Great Civilizations', Episode #4: Zanzibar, Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, Benin City, & Ethiopia

Homework for April 18-21

Fri, April 21
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: complete "word choice" writing about 'Africa's Great Civilizations'

  • Eta: Write a paragraph summary of the part of the film, 'Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode #4' we've seen so far.

Thu, April 20
  • Beta: Take-home quiz due today

  • Zeta, Epsilon: Test today over Indian Ocean Trade, the history of gunpowder, and Era 2 map

Wed, April 19


Tue, April 18
  • Alpha, Zeta: Look up the locations of places from "Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 4"


  • Beta, Eta: Reading 4.3--just do the "Journal!" Activity... do not do the last page, which says "Classwork".



Homework for April 10-14

Fri, April 14
  • Eta, Beta: Annotate Reading 4.2 "Spice It Up"

  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: "Indian Ocean Trade & Gunpowder" Review Questions


Thu, April 13
  • Beta: Watch the "Crash Course World History" video about the Indian Ocean Trade, and write down notes. Here's the video
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Complete Reading 4.3 "Europeans Join Indian Ocean Trade"


Wed, April 12
  • Epsilon: Complete "The History of Gunpowder" reading
  • Alpha: "Europeans Join the Indian Ocean Trade" reading & activity
  • Eta: Watch the Crash Course video about the Indian Ocean Trade for a 2nd time, and write down notes. Here's the video


Mon, April 10
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Reading 4.2
  • Beta: Nothing is due today
  • Eta: Watch the Crash Course video about the Indian Ocean Trade for a 2nd time, and write down notes. Here's the video


Homework for April 3 - 7, 2017

Tue, April 4
  • Eta, Beta: Summarize Notes 4.1
  • Alpha, Zeta: Create and answer 15 questions about the 4 maps of Era 2.

Wed, April 5
  • Epsilon: Create and answer 15 questions about the 4 maps of Era 2
  • Eta: Finish your 10 questions and answers about the maps of Era 2
  • Alpha: Summarize Notes 4.1 & 4.2

Thu, April 6
  • Epsilon: Review Notes 4.2, write a paragraph summary, including 2 questions.

  • Zeta: Describe political, economic, technological, and cultural/religious exchanges that took place among major parts of the world between 1400 and 1800. Write 1-2 pages handwritten, use Notes 4.1 and 4.2.
  • Beta: Nothing is due today, but study the locations on the maps of Era 2 (be ready for a quiz on Friday)

Fri, April 7
  • Eta & Beta: Know the locations of these empires from Era 2: Siam, Vietnam, Lake Kingdoms, Ottoman Empire, Ethiopia, Oyo, Benin, Korea. Be ready for a quiz.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Study the empires of Era 2 that endured throughout all 4 maps, and review the "Crash Course" about the Indian Ocean Trade video -- be ready for a quiz over these topics.


Homework for March 20-23, 2017

Mon, March 20
  • Zeta, Epsilon, Eta: Work on your role play; please be sure to show your progress in your Google doc.
  • Beta, Alpha: Work on your role-play about the misconceptions of Islam; share a Google doc with Mrs. Barroso to show what you have done thus far

Tue, March 21
  • Zeta: Your role play is due today!

Wed, March 22
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Eta: Your role play is due today!

Thu, March 23
  • Beta: Your role play is due today!

Homework for March 13-17, 2017

Mon, March 13
  • Beta: Nothing is due today
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Nothing is due today, but continue working on Misconceptions Poster
  • Eta: Crusades poem is due today


Tue, March 14
  • Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Beta: Summarize the part of Notes 3.6 we have talked about in class
  • Zeta: Work on Misconceptions about Islam poster
  • Alpha: Misconceptions about Islam Poster is due today


Wed, March 15

Thu, March 16
  • Beta: Summarize the part of Notes 3.6 we have talked about in class
  • Zeta: Misconceptions poster is due today at the start of class
  • Epsilon: Make sure you submitted your Misconceptions about Islam poster yesterday.

Fri, March 17
  • Beta: Email Mrs. Barroso to let her know who you're working with for your Misconceptions Role Play, and also tell her your top three choices of misconceptions
  • Alpha: Make sure you have your Misconceptions about Islam poster done!
  • Epsilon, Zeta, Eta: Work on your role-play about the misconceptions of Islam; share a Google doc with Mrs. Barroso to show what you have done thus far

Homework for March 6-10, 2017

Fri, March 10
  • Zeta: Summarize the part of the film you saw in class on Thursday.
  • Epsilon, Alpha: Work on your Misconceptions about Islam Poster
  • Eta: Continue to work on your Crusades poem
  • Beta: Crusades poem is due today


Thu, March 9
  • Zeta: Summary of Notes 3.6 (Women's Historical Role in Islam)
  • Beta: Quiz over Crusades Primary Sources today
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today, but you may wish to work on your Misconceptions about Islam Poster

Wed, March 8
  • Eta: Nothing is due today, but you may wish to work on your Crusades poem
  • Alpha: Nothing is due today
  • Epsilon: Crusades poem is due today!

Tue, March 7
  • Alpha, Zeta: Crusades poem is due today!
  • Beta, Eta: Make sure your Crusades Primary Sources handout is done

Mon, March 6
  • Eta: Crusades Primary Sources handout
  • Beta: Watch the excerpt from "Islam: Empire of Faith, Part 2" (minute 22-minute 49; you can skip minutes 36-40 if you like), and complete viewing guide.
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Nothing is due today; continue to work on your Crusades poem


Homework for Feb 27 - March 3, 2017

Fri, March 3
  • Epsilon: Annotate the documents in the Crusades Primary Sources handout


Thu, March 2
  • Epsilon: Finish the excerpt from "Islam: Empire of Faith, Part 2" (minute 22-minute 49; you can skip minutes 36-40 if you like), and complete viewing guide.
  • Zeta: Nothing is due today.
  • Beta: Summarize Notes 3.5, including why Jerusalem is important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Wed, March 1

Tue, Feb 28

Mon, Feb 27
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Research why Jerusalem is so important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Write it down, and record your source(s).
  • Eta, Beta: Find someone who is not a Washington Latin Upper School student (i.e. a parent, sibling) and explain to them what you know about the meaning of jihad. Write down a summary of your conversation, including with whom you spoke.



Homework for Feb 21-24, 2017

Friday, Feb 24
  • Beta: Annotate Reading 3.6 "Sacred Struggle"
  • Eta: Finish the chart of text excerpts for Reading 3.6 "Sacred Struggle"
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Find someone who is not a Washington Latin Upper School student (i.e. a parent, sibling) and explain to them what you know about the meaning of jihad. Write down a summary of your conversation, including with whom you spoke. .


Thu, Feb 23
  • Epsilon: Summarize Notes 3.4 "Understanding Jihad"
  • Beta:
    • For those who were absent on Tuesday, please do the following: From the 7th century to the 15th century, did Islam spread or retreat more? Where did it spread and retreat? Use examples from Reading 3.5. This should be 3/4-1 page.
    • For all, the HW due today is: Look up the meaning of 'jihad'. Write it down, and record your source(s).

  • Zeta: Annotate "Sacred Struggle"...there needs to be notes written in the margins!

Wed, Feb 22
  • Alpha: Summarize Notes 3.4 "Understanding Jihad"
  • Eta:
    • For those who were absent on Tuesday, please do the following: From the 7th century to the 15th century, did Islam spread or retreat more? Where did it spread and retreat? Use examples from Reading 3.5. This should be 3/4-1 page.
    • For all, the HW due today is: Look up the meaning of 'jihad'. Write it down, and record your source(s).

  • Epsilon: Finish Reading 3.4 "Chronology of the Spread of Islam", #1-3

Tue, Feb 21
  • Alpha, Zeta: Create and answer a short-answer question (1/2-1 page long) that is based on information from Reading 3.4 and Reading 3.5
  • Beta, Eta: Finish Reading 3.5 -- you only need to identify the location of each event (Africa, Europe, Middle East, or other part of Asia) and say it it's an example of "spread of Islam" or "retreat of Islam"

Homework for Feb 13-17, 2017

Fri, Feb 17
  • Epsilon: For today, make sure you have finished all of the questions for Reading 3.3 and summarize the entire reading.
  • Zeta, Alpha: Reading 3.4 "Chronology of the Spread of Islam", #1-2
  • Beta, Eta: Complete Reading 3.4 "The Spread of Islam Today: Pew Research Findings"

Thu, Feb 16
  • Epsilon: Summarie the first half of Reading 3.3 and complete #1-6.
  • Zeta: Nothing is due today
  • Beta: Summarize Notes 3.4 (about the Sunni-Shia split)


Wed, Feb 15
  • Alpha: Summarize the first half of Reading 3.3
  • Eta, Epsilon: Summarize the notes about Sunni-Shia split


Tue, Feb 14
  • Zeta: Summarize the first half of Reading 3.3
  • Alpha: Summarize Notes 3.3

  • Beta, Eta: Complete the "After Viewing" question from the Viewing Guide. We watched the last ten minutes of Part 1 of the film, link here, and the first twenty minutes of Part 2, link here.
Mon, Feb 13
  • Zeta: Summarize Notes 3.3
  • Beta, Eta: Briefly research the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam. Write your research and source(s).
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Complete the "After Viewing" question from the Viewing Guide. We watched the last ten minutes of Part 1 of the film, link here, and the first twenty minutes of Part 2, link here.

Homework for Feb 6-10, 2017

Fri, Feb 10
  • Zeta: Complete the Viewing Guide from yesterday's film, including the "After Viewing" question at the very end.
  • Alpha: Briefly research the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam -- write down what you research, and cite your source(s)
  • Eta, Beta, Epsilon: There is nothing due today

Thu, Feb 9
  • Epsilon: Briefly research the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam -- write down what you research, and cite your source(s)
  • Zeta: Summarize Notes 3.2 and your conclusions from the TED Talk
  • Beta: Study for quiz over Reading 3.2 and film about Muhammad's life

Wed, Feb 8
  • Alpha: Summarize Notes 3.2 & your conclusions from the TED Talk
  • Eta: Study for quiz over Reading 3.2 and film about Muhammad's life
  • Epsilon: Quiz over Reading 3.2 today; also, watch the TED Talk "A Tourist Reads the Qur'an", and take notes on what this talk tells you about the Qur'an
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Tue, Feb 7
  • Alpha, Zeta: Watch the TED Talk "A Tourist Reads the Qur'an" , and take notes on what this talk tells you about the Qur'an.
  • Eta, Beta: Answer the questions on the last two slides of Notes 3.2 You can find the answers in Reading 3.2


Mon, Feb 6
  • Alpha, Zeta: Quiz today over Reading 3.2
  • Eta, Beta: Annotate Reading 3.2
  • Epsilon: Tell someone about our huddle idea and get their feedback.

Homework for Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2017

Mon, Jan 30
  • Alpha: Finish annotating Reading 3.1 and the Five Pillars of Islam chart
  • Eta & Zeta: Quiz today on the Five Pillars of Islam--review your chart & Reading 3.1
  • Beta: Finish the Five Pillars of Islam chart
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today

Tue, Jan 31
  • Eta, Zeta: Nothing is due today
  • Alpha, Beta: Quiz today over the Five Pillars of Islam--review your chart & Reading 3.1

Wed, Feb 1
  • Alpha, Eta & Epsilon: Write a summary of the film (use your Viewing Guide for help) and include 2 questions you still have. This link may help you watch the film: film here

Thu, Feb 2
  • Epsilon: Work on annotating Reading 3.2
  • Zeta: Annotate your assigned section of Reading 3.2
  • Beta: Write a summary of the film (use your Viewing Guide for help) and include 2 questions you still have. (This link may help you watch the film: film here

Fri, Feb 3
  • Beta, Eta: There is nothing due today.
  • Zeta, Epsilon, Alpha: Annotate the rest of Reading 3.2

Homework for Jan 23-27, 2017

Fri, Jan 27
  • Eta: Finish annotating Reading 3.1 and finish the Five Pillars of Islam chart
  • Beta: Finish annotating Reading 3.1
  • Epsilon: Finish the Five Pillars of Islam chart (if needed) and be ready for today's quiz over the Five Pillars of Islam
  • Zeta: Bring a stamp and/or postcard to class today, and be ready for our letter/postcard writing. For ideas, you may wish to look at the platform of the Women's March on Washington here
  • Alpha: Be prepared for today's letter/postcard writing class, and either: write a postcard or letter to a law-maker of your choice about an interest of your choice OR write down ideas for our class' letter to a law-maker. For ideas, you may wish to look at the platform of the Women's March on Washington here


Thu, Jan 26
  • Epsilon: Finish annotating Reading 3.1
  • Zeta: Finish annotating Reading 3.1 and the study questions (on a separate sheet of paper)
  • Beta: Watch American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction, and take notes of information in the video that addresses our conceptions about Islam.

Wed, Jan 25
  • Alpha: Same HW as was due Tuesday.
  • Eta: Annotate Reading 3.1 up until "Zakah (Charity)"
  • Epsilon: Annotate Reading 3.1 up until "Zakah (Charity)"

Tue, Jan 24
  • Eta: Watch American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction, and take notes of information in the video that addresses our conceptions about Islam.
  • Beta: Read about the purpose of the Women's March on Washington here, and create a t-chart on a piece of paper, and write down what you "agree" and "disagree" with from what you read.
  • Alpha, Zeta: Annotate Reading 3.1 up until "Zakah (Charity)".

Mon, Jan 23

Homework for Jan 17-19, 2017

Thu, Jan 19
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Nothing is due today.
  • Eta, Beta: Your feudalism essay/podcast/video is due today at the start of class.

Wed, Jan 18
  • Beta, Eta: Continue working on your essay/podcast/video.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Your feudalism essay/podcast/video is due today at the start of class.

Tue, Jan 17
  • All classes: Work on your feudalism essay/podcast/video

Homework for Jan 9-13, 2017

Fri, Jan 13
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Work on feudalism project; read & annotate pp 56-60 of Packet #3 if you wish
  • Beta, Eta: Work on feudalism project

Thu, Jan 12
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Read pp 30-36 of Reading Packet #3
  • Beta: For approximately 20 minutes, research "Japanese Feudalism" using about.com Write down your notes.

Wed, Jan 11
  • Alpha: Read pp 30-36 of Reading Packet #3
  • Eta, Epsilon: For approximately 20 minutes, research "Japanese Feudalism" using about.com Write down your notes.

Tue, Jan 10
  • Alpha, Zeta, Eta, Beta: For approximately 20 minutes, research "Japanese Feudalism" using about.com Write down your notes.

Mon, Jan 9
  • Beta, Eta: Annotate pp 157-164 of "Western Europe in Era 1" Reading Packet #2 -- have at least 10 annotations!
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: For approximately 20 minutes, research "Japanese Feudalism" using about.com Write down your notes.

Homework for Jan 3-6, 2017

Fri, Jan 6
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Annotate until p. 165 of Mills.
  • Beta, Eta: Annotate pp. 149-157. Have at least 10 annotations!

Thu, Jan 5
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Annotate pp 153-161
  • Beta, Eta: Annotate pp. 144-149 of Mills in your "Western Europe in Era 1" big packet. For your annotations include: 7 summary/important information annotations & 3 questions.

Wed, Jan 4
  • Beta Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Read and annotate pp 144-149 of Mills in your "Western Europe in Era 1" big packet. If you have time/want, read until p. 152.

Homework for Dec 19-20, 2016

Tue, Dec 20
  • Alpha, Zeta: Nothing is due today
  • Epsilon: Concept map is due!
  • Beta, Eta: Be ready for Socratic Seminar today!

Mon, Dec 19
  • Zeta: Concept Map is due at the start of class.
  • Alpha, Epsilon: Work on your Concept Map
  • Beta: Finish pp 252-257 & chart (reading 2.7)
  • Eta: Annotate pp 252-257 of Reading Packet #1

Homework for Dec 12-Dec 16

Fri, Dec 16
  • Alpha: Seminar reflection--What should we keep and what should we "lose" from the education system of Middle Ages Europe?
  • Epsilon: Reading 2.7
  • Eta, Beta, Zeta: Nothing is due today

Thu, Dec 15
  • Zeta: Reading 2.7
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today
  • Beta: Reading 2.6


Wed, Dec 14
  • Alpha: Reading 2.7
  • Epsilon, Eta: Reading 2.6

Tue, Dec 13
  • Eta, Beta: Reading 2.5
  • Alpha, Zeta: Reading 2.6

Mon, Dec 12
  • Eta, Beta: Finish Reading 2.4 from Wednesday's class.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Reading 2.5

Homework for Dec 5-8

Thu, Dec 8
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today.
  • Zeta: In Cases #1 and #2, who had the most power: the popes, the king/emperor, or the people? Why? (Write a paragraph at least explaining your reason.)
  • Beta: Paragraph reflection about the Socratic Seminar from Tuesday: In Case #1 and #2, who had more power: the pope or the king? Why?

Wed, Dec 7
  • Eta: Paragraph reflection about the Socratic Seminar from Tuesday: In Case #1 and #2, who had more power: the pope or the king? Why?
  • Alpha & Epsilon: Reading 2.4

Tue, Dec 6
  • Alpha: Reading 2.3
  • Zeta: Reading 2.4
  • Eta: Reading 2.3 (all)
  • Beta: Finish "Case Study #1" of Reading 2.3... make sure you do the questions.

Mon, Dec 5
  • Alpha: Vocabulary 2.2
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Reading 2.3
  • Eta: Write a paragraph answering this question: "Could Western Europe have survived without the Catholic Church during Era 1?" Use what you learned from pp 135-137 in your packet to answer your question.
  • Beta: Reading 2.2 - Matching!


Homework for Nov 28-Dec 1

Thu, Dec 1
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Vocabulary 2.2
  • Beta: Finish Reading 2.2 & write a paragraph using these terms: Cistercian monks, Benedictine monks, Franciscan monks, Dominican monks, Inquisition; for extra credit, you may also include Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV

Wed, Nov 30
  • Epsilon: Reading 2.2 (use your packet)
  • Alpha: Summarize Notes 2.3
  • Eta: Finish Reading 2.2 (from Tuesday's class)

Tue, Nov 29
  • Beta, Zeta, Eta: Summarize Notes 2.3
  • Alpha: Review your class notes from Monday (about the different kinds of Christianity) and be prepared for a short quiz.


Homework for Nov 21-22

Mon, Nov 21
  • Beta, Zeta, Eta, Epsilon: Review your class notes from Friday (about the different kinds of Christianity), and be prepared for a short quiz.
  • Alpha: Research the difference between Catholic Christianity, Protestant Christianity, and Orthodox Christianity. Write down your research and source(s) of information.

Homework for Nov 14-18

Fri, Nov 18
  • Alpha: Finish Reading 2.1
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Research the difference between Catholic Christianity, Protestant Christianity, and Orthodox Christianity. Write down your research and source(s) of information.
  • Eta & Beta: Research the difference between a Catholic and Protestant. Write down your research and source(s) of information.

Thu, Nov 17
  • Zeta & Epsilon: Vocabulary 2.1 is due!

  • Beta: Reading 2.1 is due.


Wed, Nov 16
  • Alpha: Paragraph explaining the root cause(s) of the fall of the Roman Empire.
  • Epsilon: Reading 2.1

Tue, Nov 15
  • Beta: Write a paragraph explaining why (or why not) poverty and wars are the "root" of the fall of the Roman Empire.
  • Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Zeta: Reading 2.1
  • Alpha: "42 Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire" handout

Mon, Nov 14
  • Beta: "42 Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire" handout
  • Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Annotate Notes 2.2, and write a paragraph summary.

Homework for Nov 7-10

Thu, Nov 10
  • Beta: Finish "What is an empire?" chart and questions.
  • Epsilon, Zeta: "Forty-two Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire."

Wed, Nov 9
  • Alpha: Finish "What is an empire?"
  • Eta: "Forty-two Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire" handout. Write down your information!
  • Epsilon: Annotate "What is an empire?" handout and write a paragraph--Which is better for the people: an empire or a kingdom? Why? (Base it on the reading.)

Tue, Nov 8
  • Beta: Annotate "What is an empire?" handout
  • Alpha, Eta: Summarize Notes 2.1

Mon, Nov 7
  • Beta, Zeta: Summarize Notes 2.1

  • Alpha, Eta, Epsilon: Nothing is due today

Homework for Oct 31 - Nov 4

Mon, Oct 31
  • Beta, Eta: Annotate Notes 1.4 (1 question and 2 notes per slide)

  • Alpha, Zeta: Annotate Notes 1.4 (2 questions, 2 notes per slide)

  • Epsilon: Finish your timeline.

Tue, Nov 1
  • Alpha, Eta: Nothing is due today; keep studying for Test 1.2

Wed, Nov 2
  • Alpha, Eta: Test 1.2 is today!

Thu, Nov 3
  • Epsilon: Test 1.2 is today!
  • Beta, Zeta: Nothing is due today

Fri, Nov 4
  • Alpha, Eta: "Merchant's List" is due today
  • Beta & Zeta: Test 1.2 is today!

Homework for Oct 23-29

Mon, Oct 24
  • Beta, Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Complete #1-4 of "Wild Geese" reading packet

Tue, Oct 25
  • Beta, Eta: Finish all of "Part 2: Confucianism & Taoism: China in 500 BCE"
  • Alpha, Zeta: Finish classwork from Monday


Wed, Oct 26
  • Alpha: Finish all of "Wild Geese" packet
  • Eta: Write the dates for the events on the "Timeline of Events from 1st Quarter" sheet (you can just write the dates next the events as they're listed on the handout)

  • Epsilon: Finish classwork from Monday


Thu, Oct 27
  • Beta: Timeline of Q1 material is due today.

Fri, Oct 28
  • Epsilon: Finish all of "Wild Geese Cross Mountains" packet and write the dates next to the events on your timeline assignment
  • Eta: Timeline of Q1 material is due today
  • Alpha, Zeta: Finish all of "Wild Geese Cross Mountains" packet and complete your timeline.

Homework for Oct 17-21

Mon, Oct 17
  • Beta, Eta: What guidance would the holy texts (the 8 excerpts from last week's scored discussion) provide to the new future president of the U.S.? Explain your ideas in a thoughtful 3/4-1 page.
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Choose a current event and explain how the ideas in the holy text excerpts could provide guidance for how humanity could “deal” with or address the current event. Thoroughly and thoughtfully explain your ideas.

Tue, Oct 18
  • Beta: What guidance would the holy texts (the 8 excerpts from last week's scored discussion) provide to the new future president of the U.S.? Explain your ideas in a thoughtful 3/4-1 page.
  • Zeta: Choose a current event and explain how the ideas in the holy text excerpts could provide guidance for how humanity could “deal” with or address the current event. Thoroughly and thoughtfully explain your ideas.
  • Alpha: Complete up to #5 (don't do #5) of "Confucianism & Taoism: China in 500 BCE" packet
  • Eta: Complete up to #4 (don't do #4) of "Confucianism & Taoism:China in 500 BCE" packet

Wed, Oct 19
  • Beta, Eta, Alpha: Nothing is due today
  • Zeta: Complete up to #5 (don't do #5) of "Confucianism & Taoism: China in 500 BCE" packet
  • Epsilon: Reflect on Monday's class discussion, and answer(write in paragraph form) "What new ideas arose from our discussion?" & "What questions and wonders do you still have?"

Thu, Oct 20
  • Beta: Complete up to #4 of "Confucianism & Taoism" packet
  • Epsilon: Complete up to #5 of "Confucianism & Taoism" packet
  • Zeta: Nothing is due

Fri, Oct 21
  • Alpha, Eta, Beta, Zeta, Epsilon: Complete your "Confucianism & Taoism: China in 500 BCE" packet

Homework for Oct 11-14

Tue, Oct 11
  • Alpha, Beta, Eta, Zeta: Complete the charts in your scavenger hunt packet.

Wed, Oct 12
  • Epsilon: Complete the charts in your scavenger hunt packet
  • Eta & Alpha: Complete the first four excerpts of your "Holy Texts" packe
    • Regular World History:

    • Honors World History:


Thu, Oct 13
  • Beta: Complete the "Holy Texts" packet
  • Epsilon: Complete A, B, C, & D of "Holy Texts" packet
  • Zeta: Complete A, C, D, and E of "Holy Texts" packet

Fri, Oct 14:
  • Alpha, Beta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta: Which two holy book excerpts do you like the most? Explain why in a 5-7 sentence paragraph (or more).

Homework for Oct 3-7

Mon, Oct 3
  • Alpha, Zeta: Research your assigned belief system.
  • Epsilon & Beta: Summarize Notes 1.3

  • Eta: Nothing is due today.

Tue, Oct 4
  • Beta: Finish filling in the chart from Monday's class for "Christianity", "Buddhism", and "Hinduism."
  • Alpha, Zeta: Finish your scavenger hunt text and image.
  • Eta: Make sure you are done with the scavenger hunt!

Wed, Oct 5
  • Eta: Finish your scavenger hunt tables and response from yesterday's class.
  • Alpha: Nothing is due today. Be preparing for Friday's test.
  • Epsilon: Make sure your research on your belief system is done!

Thu, Oct 8
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Nothing is due today! Be preparing for Friday's test.

Fri, Oct 7

Homework for Sept 26-30

Mon, Sept 26
  • All Classes: Nothing is due today.

Tue, Sept 27
  • Zeta: "Make Your Own Quiz" is due today. For the quiz: 1) Base it on the information from classmates' research on the empires of Era 1 and/or the reading you did about the Mongols and Chinese; 2) Make the questions either multiple choice or short answer (or both); 3) Make an answer key; 4) Make your quiz neat--type it if your handwriting is not always legible; 5) have at least 20 questions, at least 2 of which are short answer.
      • RUBRIC for your quiz:
  • Beta, Eta: Quiz today over the empires of 600, 800, and 1237.

Wed, Sept 28
  • Alpha, Eta: "Make Your Own Quiz" is due today. For the quiz: 1) Base it on the information from classmates' research on the empires of Era 1 and/or the reading you did about the Mongols and Chinese; 2) Make the questions either multiple choice or short answer (or both); 3) Make an answer key; 4) Make your quiz neat--type it if your handwriting is not always legible; 5) have at least 20 questions, at least 2 of which are short answer.
    • RUBRIC for your quiz:


Thu, Sept 29
  • Zeta: Summary of Notes 1.3
  • Beta: "Make Your Own Quiz" is due today. For the quiz: 1) Base it on the information from classmates' research on the empires of Era 1 and/or the reading you did about the Mongols and Chinese; 2) Make the questions either multiple choice or short answer (or both); 3) Make an answer key; 4) Make your quiz neat--type it if your handwriting is not always legible; 5) have at least 20 questions, at least 2 of which are short answer.
      • RUBRIC for your quiz:


Fri, Sept 30
  • Eta, Alpha: Summary of Notes 1.3
  • Zeta: Nothing is due today.
  • Beta: Write a paragraph that answers this prompt: "God is..."
  • Epsilon: "Make Your Own Quiz" is due today. For the quiz: 1) Base it on the information from classmates' research on the empires of Era 1 and/or the reading you did about the Mongols and Chinese; 2) Make the questions either multiple choice or short answer (or both); 3) Make an answer key; 4) Make your quiz neat--type it if your handwriting is not always legible; 5) have at least 20 questions, at least 2 of which are short answer.
    • RUBRIC for your quiz:


Homework for Sept 19-23, 2016

Mon, Sept 19
  • Beta:
    • 1) Quiz over the map of the empires of 600. For the quiz, you will receive a blank map of the empires and a list of the empire names, and you will have to match the name with the location on the map.
    • 2) Research of your empire is due
  • Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Alpha, Epsilon, Zeta: Make sure you have completed the research for all of your assigned empires (if you haven't already done so).

Tue, Sept 20
  • Eta, Beta: Your classwork from Monday--"The Mongols" reading and questions-- is due!
  • Alpha, Zeta: "The Mongols" reading and questions is due; Also, quiz today over the maps of 1237 and 1400. The quiz will be the same format as last time. The attachment below is the list of empires that will be included for your specific class.


Wed, Sept 21
  • Alpha, Eta: Nothing is due today (you can work on the "Make Your Own Quiz" though! Details are under Friday's HW)
  • Beta: Quiz today over the map of the empires of 600 and 800.
  • Epsilon: Quiz today over the maps of 1237 and 1400. The quiz will be the same format as last time. The attachment below is the list of empires that will be included for your specific class.


Thu, Sept 22
  • Beta: Quiz today over the map of empires 600 and 800
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today, but you can work on the "Make Your Own Quiz" (details are under Friday's HW)

Fri, Sept 23
  • Eta: Quiz today over the map of the empires of 600 and 800.
  • Beta, Eta, Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Nothing is due today. Rather, continue working on your quiz (that you make) about the empires research! For the quiz: 1) Base it on the information from classmates' research on the empires of Era 1 and/or the reading you did about the Mongols and Chinese; 2) Make the questions either multiple choice or short answer (or both); 3) Make an answer key; 4) Make your quiz neat--type it if your handwriting is not always legible; 5) have at least 20 questions, at least 2 of which are short answer.
    • RUBRIC for your quiz:


Homework for Sept 12-16, 2016

Mon, Sept 12
  • Beta, Eta: Reconstruct the maps of the Empires of Era 1 (all three) are due. They must be on unlined paper, include the names of the empires, and the empires should be colored.

  • Epsilon, Zeta, Alpha: Reconstruct the maps of the Empires of Era (at least for 600 CE and 800 CE) are due. Also, complete the research about your first assigned empire.


Tue, Sept 13
  • Alpha, Zeta: Complete research about your second empire, and be ready to share.
  • Beta, Eta: Complete research about your assigned empire(s)
.

Wed, Sept 14
  • Epsilon: Complete research about your second empire, and be ready to share.
  • Alpha: Be ready to share research about your third empire.
  • Eta: Be ready to share research about your second empire.

Fri, Sept 16
  • Alpha, Zeta, Epsilon: Quiz today over the locations of the empires of 600 and 800. Also, your own drawings of all four maps (600, 800, 1237, 1400) are due today.
  • Eta: Quiz today over the empires of 600.

Homework for Sept 6-9, 2016

Tue, Sept 6:
  • Beta & Eta: Based on "Melian Dialogue", write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) answering this question: "The Athenians and Melians have different opinions about power. Who is right, the Athenians or Melians?"
  • Alpha, Zeta: Write 1 page: Discuss the forces that unite and divide people in "Melian Dialogue." Do these forces still unite and divide people today?

Wed, Sept 7:
  • Epsilon: Write 1 page: Discuss the forces that unite and divide people in "Melian Dialogue." Do these forces still unite and divide people today?
  • Alpha, Eta: Write summary of Notes 1.2 (the slides we went over in the previous class)

Thu, Sept 8
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Review all of Notes 1.2 and annotate the packet for places where you see opportunities for people to come together and/or forces bringing people together
  • Beta: Write a summary of Notes 1.2 (the slides we went over in the previous class)

Fri, Sept 9
  • Eta: Review all of Notes 1.2 and annotate the packet for places where you see opportunities for people to come together and/or forces bringing people together. Write a paragraph summarizing your annotations.
  • Beta: Nothing is due today.
  • Zeta, Alpha, Epsilon: Summarize all of Notes 1.2



Homework for Aug 29 - Sept 2, 2016

Mon, Aug 29:

Tue, Aug 30
  • Beta, Alpha, Eta, Zeta: Write a paragraph summary of the rest of Notes 1.1, and make sure to show you understand the difference between Era 1 and Era 2!

Wed, Aug 31
  • Epsilon: Write a paragraph summary of the rest of Notes 1.1, and make sure to show you understand the difference between Era 1 and Era 2!
  • Alpha & Eta: nothing is due today

Thu, Sept 1
  • Beta & Zeta: Write a paragraph answering this prompt: "The source(s) of power in our structures is..." In your paragraph, refer to what you observed in the structures that your classmates built.
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today.

Fri, Sept 2
  • Beta, Eta: Annotate "The Melian Dialogue." You do NOT have to answer the reading questions on the last page--we'll do that during class.

  • Epsilon, Alpha, Zeta: Annotate "The Melian Dialogue." You do NOT have to answer the reading questions on the last page--we'll do that during class.



Homework for Aug 24-26, 2016

Friday, Aug 26: Have your syllabus signed by today. Have your class binder or binder section organized.

Thursday, Aug 25: Write one paragraph explaining which class rule you think is best and why (see p. 3 of the syllabus for the class rules).


























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SY 2015-2016

Homework for May 2 - May 6, 2016


Due Monday:
  • All classes - Annotate Renaissance reading packet and write a 1 paragraph summary about what stood out to you.

Due Friday:
  • Delta, Eta - Have 1 major fact of your Renaissance individual ready to share with the class
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta - Have 2 major facts about your Renaissance individual ready to share with the class

Due Thursday:
  • Eta - No HW
  • Gamma - Annotate Ch. 18 of The Prince & write 1 paragraph summary
  • Zeta - Finish reading & annotating Ch. 18 of The Prince. Come prepared to discuss.

Due Wednesday:
  • Delta - No HW
  • Zeta - Write a 1 paragraph summary of the slides and videos. Also find 2 sources of information for your Renaissance person and create an annotated bibliography. Each source needs a 1 paragraph summary. Example of an annotated bibliography. (Remember, only 1 paragraph per source!)
  • Gamma - Write a 1 paragraph summary of the slides and videos
  • Epsilon - Read & annotate article "Why Machiavelli Still Matters"

Due Tuesday:
  • Delta, Eta - Choose 3 people from the list below (click on it to open it) and find at least 2 sources of biographical information for each of the 3 people you choose. You may include people that are not on the list, as long as they had some sort of impact during the Renaissance. Your sources must be turned in as an annotated bibliography. You may submit the assignment as a typed copy or by Google Docs. Make sure to use MLA format. Example of an annotated bibliography
    • Try to finish annotating the Machiavelli reading. If HW is taking too long, there will be 5-10 minutes at the start of Tuesday's class to finish annotating the reading.
    • - Machiavelli reading
  • Epsilon - Write a 1 paragraph summary of the slides and videos. Also find 2 sources of information for your Renaissance person and create an annotated bibliography. Each source needs a 1 paragraph summary. Example of an annotated bibliography. (Remember, only 1 paragraph per source!)

Machiavelli - The Prince video

Machiavelli - 8 Bit History video

- Machiavelli PowerPoint

Homework for April 25 - April 29, 2016

Due Monday:
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta - Choose 3 people from the list below (click on it to open it) and find at least 2 sources of biographical information for each of the 3 people you choose. You may include people that are not on the list, as long as they had some sort of impact during the Renaissance. Your sources must be turned in as an annotated bibliography. You may submit the assignment as a typed copy or by Google Docs. Make sure to use MLA format. Example of an annotated bibliography
  • Delta, Eta - Finish video on popes, write 1 page reflection on what you thought about the video and what you think it means to be a good pope (you can include ideas/info related to the Reformation and Counter-Reformation that might not have been mentioned in the video to support your response).

Renaissance Introduction Video

Due Friday:
  • No HW

Due Thursday
  • No HW

Due Wednesday
  • Zeta, Gamma, Epsilon - Read & annotate handout
    • Quiz Wednesday - on Reformation and Counter-Reformation (Martin Luther, Council of Trent, Inquisition, etc)

Due Tuesday
  • Delta, Eta - Read & annotate handout

Resources for April 25-29


British Royal Lineage Video

Religious Wars PowerPoint


Homework for April 18 - April 22, 2016


Due Monday
  • Eta, Delta - Read & annotate readings in packet - come ready to discuss on Monday
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta - Read & annotate readings in packet - come ready to discuss on Monday

Due Friday
  • Zeta, Gamma, Epsilon - Read & annotate Protestants & Catholics Packet, write 1 short summary for each reading or 1 long summary for all the readings.
  • Eta - Read & annotate Protestants & Catholics packet
  • Delta - Paragraph summary of Martin Luther PowerPoint


Due Wed, April 20
  • Epsilon - None
  • Zeta, Gamma - Paragraph summary of PowerPoint, Crash Course Video, and Reading
  • Delta, Eta - None

Due Tues, April 19

  • Delta, Eta - Primary Documents Packet
  • Epsilon - Paragraph summary of PowerPoint, Crash Course Video, and Reading

Resources for April 18 - April 22, 2016


Counter Reformation PowerPoint


Lutheranism PowerPoint


Was the Renaissance a Thing? - Crash Course video

The Renaissance - History of Ideas video

The Italian Renaissance Ideologies PowerPoint


Graphic Organizer - Secularism, Humanism, Individualism, Skepticism


Renaissance Primary Sources Packet


Homework for April 11 - April 15, 2016


Fri, April 15
  • Delta, Eta - Gunpowder Essay final drafts are due

Thurs, April 14
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta - study for test tomorrow

Resources for April 11-15

  • Gunpowder History PowerPoint



  • Gunpowder Video Questions

  • Unit 4 Study Guide


Current Events schedule and rubric for Q4:



Purdue OWL MLA Formatting Resource: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11/







Current Events Project assignment for Q3:

Homework for March 14 - March 18, 2016

Fri, March 18
  • Delta: "Spice It Up" assignment is due today.
  • Epsilon, Zeta, Gamma: Summary of Notes 4.1 is due today


Thu, March 17
  • Zeta, Gamma: Nothing is due today

Tue, March 15
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today
  • Delta, Eta: Finish Malacca Classwork assignment

Mon, March 14
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Test over the Rise of Islam is today! Look over your Test Preparation handout!

  • Eta, Delta: Complete Malacca case study


Homework for March 7 - March 12, 2016

Fri, March 11
  • Eta & Delta: Summarize Notes 4.2
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Work on Test Preparation 3.1 (define as many of the concepts as you can)

Thu, March 10
  • Eta: Summarize Notes 4.1
  • Zeta, Gamma: Summarize Notes 3.4 (about jihad)

Wed, March 9
  • Delta: Summarize Notes 4.2
  • Epsilon: Summarize Notes 3.4
  • Gamma: Summary of the first part of Notes 3.3 is due today.
  • Zeta: Write 4-6 sentences addressing this misconception: "The teachings of Islam oppress women."

Tue, March 8
  • Epsilon: Write 4-6 sentences addressing this misconception: "The teachings of Islam oppress women."
  • Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Delta: Summarize the first part of Notes 4.1

Mon, March 7
  • Delta, Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Nothing is due today (but make sure you submitted the final draft of your DBQ essay outline--it was due at 4pm on Friday, March 4)
  • Gamma: The final draft of your DBQ essay outline is due at 8 am today (Monday)! Please make sure your shared Google drive file is updated and polished!

Homework for Feb 29 - March 4, 2016

Fri, March 4
  • Zeta, Epsilon: Final draft of your DBQ essay outline is due by 4pm today.
  • Delta: Part 3 of your test on Islam is today.
  • Eta: Parts 1 & 2 of your test on Islam are today.
  • Gamma: The first draft of your DBQ essay outline is due by 8:00 am. Make sure you share it with Mrs. Barroso by then!

Thu, March 3
  • Gamma: Work on your DBQ essay outline
  • Zeta: The first draft of your DBQ essay outline is due by 8:00 am. Make sure you share it with Mrs Barroso by then!
  • Eta: Be studying for Test 3.1

Wed, March 2
  • Delta: Your test over Islam is today.
  • Gamma: Your thesis statement should be done by the start of class today. In addition, be working on the first draft of your essay outline.
  • Zeta: Work on your DBQ outline.
  • Epsilon: The first draft of your essay outline is due by 8:10 am. Make sure you share it with Mrs Barroso by then!

Tue, March 1
  • Eta: Poster and PSA due today!
  • Delta: Nothing is due today, but start studying for your test on Friday.
  • Epsilon: Work on your DBQ essay outline.

Mon, Feb 29
  • Epsilon, Zeta, Gamma: Work on your DBQ essay outline, which may include working on your introduction paragraph and/or annotating the documents.
  • Eta: Nothing is due today, but be working on your PSA and poster project.
  • Delta: Poster and PSA due today!

Homework for Feb 22-26, 2016

Fri, Feb 26
  • Eta, Delta: Work on "Misconceptions of Islam" project
  • Epsilon, Zeta: Re-read and annotate "document 1" from your DBQ Essay packet

Thu, Feb 25
  • Eta: Work on "Misconceptions of Islam" project
  • Gamma: Annotate pp 1-4 of "Tapestry of Travels"
  • Zeta: Finish the drawings for each section of "Tapestry of Travels"

Wed, Feb 24
  • Delta: Please email me your/your group's top three choices for the "Misconceptions of Islam" project.

  • Epsilon: Finish the drawings for "Tapestry of Travels"
  • Zeta: Annotate pp 1-4 of "Tapestry of Travels"

Tue, Feb 23
  • Delta, Eta: Finish annotating pp 1-4 and 9-10 of "Tapestry of Travels" plus drawing the main ideas per section.
  • Epsilon: Annotate pp 1-4 of "Tapestry of Travels"

Mon, Feb 22
  • Delta: nothing is due today.
  • Eta: Watch 20 more minutes at least of A Prince among Slaves (feel free to watch more and finish it!). The link to the film is here. Email me if you have any trouble accessing it, please.
  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Watch excerpt from Islam: Empire of Faith (part 2) until minute 22:30. Finish questions on the viewing guide as you watch. Link the to video is here.

Homework for Feb 16-19, 2016

Fri, Feb 19
  • Zeta: Make sure your "Spread of urbanization" maps assignment is complete.
  • Delta: Paragraph reaction to film from Wednesday's class A Prince among Slaves
  • Eta: Watch excerpt from Islam: Empire of Faith (part 2) until minute 22:30. Finish questions on the viewing guide as you watch. Link the to video is here.

Wed, Feb 17
  • Gamma, Zeta: Complete Reading 3.4 (the maps of urbanization)

Tue, Feb 16
  • Epsilon: Complete Reading 3.4 (the maps of urbanization)
  • Delta, Eta: Watch excerpt from Islam: Empire of Faith (part 2) until minute 22:30. Finish questions on the viewing guide as you watch. Link the to video is here.

Homework for Feb 8-12, 2016

Fri, Feb 12
  • Delta & Eta: Your Crusades poem is due today.
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Create a 5-10 question quiz about the "Spread of Islam", using Reading 3.3 (the timeline). Your questions should be multiple choice or true/false.

Thu, Feb 11
  • Eta: Your Socratic Seminar about the Crusades is today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Finish categorizing the events on the timeline from yesterday's class.

Wed, Feb 10
  • Delta: Your Socratic Seminar about the Crusades is today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Reading 3.2 is due today!
  • Epsilon: Finish categorizing the events on the timeline from yesterday's class.

Tue, Feb 9
  • Delta, Eta: Primary Sources about Crusades is due today.
  • Epsilon: Reading 3.2 is due today!

Mon, Feb 8
  • Delta, Eta: Watch John Green's "Crash Course" video about the Crusades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zudTQelzI As you watch, take notes on what John Green describes as the causes and effects of the Crusades.
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Study for Monday's quiz over the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Refer to you notes from Friday's presentations and reading.


Homework for Feb 1-5, 2016

Fri, Feb 5
Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Read and annotate two more sections from the class reading about Muhammad's life.
Delta, Eta: summarize notes 3.5

, Feb 4
  • Gamma, Zeta: Write a paragraph summary of Viewing Guide #2 (from Tuesday's class)
  • Eta: Why is Jerusalem an important place for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? (write your answers and sources.)

Wed, Feb 3
  • Gamma, Zeta: Find/research 4 new facts about the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Write down your facts and source(s).
  • Epsilon: Write a paragraph summary of Viewing Guide #2 (from Tuesday's class)
  • Delta: Why is Jerusalem an important place for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? (write your answers and sources.)

Tue, Feb 2

  • Delta, Eta: Find someone (i.e. a parent, sibling, non-9th grader from WLPCS) and explain to them what you're learning about jihad.
  • Epsilon: Find/research 4 new facts about the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Write down your facts and source(s).

Mon, Feb 1
  • Delta, Eta: Read and annotate "Sacred Struggle". Choose 2 excerpts from it to discuss with classmates on Monday.
  • Epsilon, Zeta, Gamma: Finish the new chart about the 5 Pillars of Islam (the chart that asks you about the "spiritual significance", "worldly significance", etc)

Homework for Jan 26-29, 2016

Fri, Jan 29

  • Delta, Eta: Summarize Notes 3.4
  • Zeta, Gamma, Epsilon: Finish "Student Handout 3.1" about ALL of the five pillars of Islam and ALL questions.

Thu, Jan 28

  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Read "Student Handout 3.1" about the first two pillars of Islam and questions.
  • Delta: nothing is due today
  • Eta: Summarize Notes 3.3

Wed, Jan 27

  • Epsilon: Summary of Notes 3.1
  • Delta: Summary of Notes 3.3
  • Zeta, Eta, Gamma: Nothing is due today.

Homework for Jan 19-22, 2016

Thu, Jan 21

  • Zeta, Gamma: Summary of Notes 3.1
  • Eta: Nothing is due today (just make sure you submitted the final draft of your essay outline).

Wed, Jan 20
  • Eta, Delta: The final draft of your feudalism outline is due by 11:59 pm today.

Homework for Jan 11-15, 2016

Fri, Jan 15
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: "Evangelical Wheaton College Suspends Professor for Saying Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God" article questions.
  • Delta, Eta: Continue working on DBQ essay outline!

Thu, Jan 14
  • Zeta: Test 2.1 today! Be ready.
  • Gamma: Nothing is due today.
  • Eta: Review documents for DBQ Essay Outline

Wed, Jan 13
  • Gamma & Epsilon: Test 2.1 today! Be ready.
  • Zeta: Make sure you're studying for Test 2.1

Tue, Jan 12
  • Delta, Eta: Finish map work about urbanization and Islam
  • Epsilon: Review for Test 2.1!

Mon, Jan 11
  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Make sure you submitted your final draft of the feudalism essay outline by 11pm on Sunday night.
  • Delta, Eta: Read the 2 excerpts you received in class on Friday, "Impact of Islam". Record textual evidence that reflects each of the headings from your 4 boxes ("urbanization", "increase of trade", "spread of knowledge", and "migration")

Homework for Jan 4-8, 2016

Fri, Jan 8
  • Delta & Eta: Short answer (3-4 sentences) these questions based on the "Chronology of the Spread of Islam" handout from last class: a) What patterns for the spread of Muslim rule do you notice? b) What patterns for the spread of Islamic belief do you notice? c) What patterns for the retreat of Islam do you notice?

Thu, Jan 7
  • Eta: Finish annotating "Spread of Islam" and answer study questions #1-4 (they're on the last page of the handout).
  • Gamma, Zeta: Have a first draft of your introduction paragraph for your essay outline.

Wed Jan 6
  • Gamma, Zeta: Thesis Statement Handout
  • Epsilon: Have a first draft of your introduction paragraph for your essay outline.
  • Delta: Finish annotating "Spread of Islam" and answer study questions #1-4 (they're on the last page of the handout).


Tue, Jan 5
  • Delta, Eta: Read "Spread of Islam" and annotate, particularly your assigned part.
  • Epsilon: Thesis Statement Handout


Homework for Dec 14-18, 2015

Fri, Dec 18
  • Delta & Eta: Read and annotate the parts of the class reading you did not do.
  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Your research and Venn Diagram (or chart) are due today at the start of class!


Thu, Dec 17
  • Eta: Research and write down (with your sources) 5 facts about the Prophet Muhammad
  • Gamma, Zeta: Work on research and/or Venn Diagram or chart about Japanese feudalism. Record what you did in your Work Log.


Wed, Dec 16
  • Delta: nothing is due today
  • Gamma, Zeta: Work on research about Japanese feudalism. Be sure to record what you did in your Work Log.
  • Epsilon: Work on research and/or Venn Diagram or chart about Japanese feudalism. Be sure to record what you did in your Work Log.

Tue, Dec 15
  • Epsilon: Work of research about Japanese feudalism. Be sure to record what you did in your Work Log.
  • Delta, Eta: Finish the Five Pillars of Islam chart


Mon, Dec 14
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Research, cite, and write down 3 facts about Japanese feudalism
  • Delta and Eta: Answer study questions for "Islamic Beliefs and Practices"--and for Eta, be sure to read and annotate the rest of the document.

Homework for Dec 7-11, 2015

Thu, Dec 10
  • Eta: Read "Islamic Beliefs and Practices", up until the start of "Zakah (Charity as Duty)". Annotate as you read!
  • Delta: Read and annotate all of "Islamic Beliefs and Practices"
  • Zeta, Gamma: Read the first two excerpts from "Chivalry Primary Sources" and complete chart.


  • Epsilon: Read and complete all of "Chivalry Primary Sources" and complete chart.

Wed, Dec 9
  • Eta: Review the events of last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California. Is the religion of the two shooters significant? Write your thoughts down; do not rush, aim to write approximately 3/4 of a page.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Summarize Notes 2.4

Tue, Dec 8
  • Epsilon: Summarize Notes 2.4

  • Delta: Review the events of last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California. Is the religion of the two shooters significant? Write your thoughts down; do not rush, aim to write approximately 3/4 of a page.
  • Zeta, Gamma: Reading 2.7. And, here's the link to the short video explaining feudalism: video



Mon, Dec 7
  • Epsilon: Reading 2.7


  • Delta, Eta: Test 2.1 is today! Below are the PowerPoints from the unit and the test preparation sheet.





Homework for Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2015

Thu, Dec 3
  • Eta, Delta: Essay outline about Japanese & European Feudalism due today by 3:30pm!
  • Epsilon, Zeta, Gamma: Quiz (multiple choice) over vocabulary about the Christian Church in Era 1 Western Europe.

Wed, Dec 2
  • Eta: Work on your essay outlines. Check in with your Writing Buddy!
  • Gamma, Zeta: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.3

Tue, Dec 1
  • Delta: Work on your essay outlines. Check-in with your Writing Buddy!
  • Epsilon: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.3

Homework for Nov 23-24, 2015

Mon, Nov 23
  • Delta: Socratic Seminar is today; have your Venn diagram completed by today too.
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta, Eta: Nothing is due today--unless you're presenting your current event!

Homework for Nov 16-20, 2015

Fri, Nov 20
  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Make sure Reading 2.4 is done by today.
  • Delta, Eta: Work on your research.

Thu, Nov 19
  • Gamma, Zeta: Case Study Reflection

  • Eta: Reading 2.10


Wed, Nov 18
  • Epsilon: Case Study Reflection

  • Gamma, Zeta: Bring any props or costumes for your skits that you're presenting today!
  • Delta: Reading 2.10


Tue, Nov 17
  • Epsilon: Bring any props or costumes for your skits that you're presenting today!
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.9 is due! Also, here is the link to the intro to feudalism video we saw in class Monday:Feudalism in Medieval Europe



Mon, Nov 16
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.8 and concept maps from Friday are due today!


  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Reading 2.3 (both Case Study #1 and #2) and your comic strip showing the events for one of the case studies is due today!


Homework for Nov 9-13, 2015

Fri, Nov 13
  • Eta, Delta: Reading 2.7 is due today

  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Complete Case Study #1 on Reading 2.3!


Thu, Nov 12
  • Eta: Finish Reading 2.6 by today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Reading 2.2

Wed, Nov 11
  • Gamma, Zeta: Write paragraph summary of Monday's class notes/lecture
  • Delta: Finish Reading 2.6 by today.
  • Epsilon: Finish Reading 2.2


Tue, Nov 10
  • Epsilon: Write a paragraph summary of Monday's class notes/lecture.
  • Delta, Eta: Briefly research 2 examples of new knowledge that has been created in the last 75 years. When did it occur? How did it impact people's thinking? Write down your research!

Mon, Nov 9
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Research--why is the pope so important to people? Write down your research and note your source(s) of information.
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.5



Homework for Nov 2-6, 2015

Fri, Nov 6
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Reading 2.1--use your reading packet!

  • Delta: Be ready to present your group skit on the pope case study!

Thu, Nov 5

Wed, Nov 4
  • Delta: Finish Reading 2.4--complete case study #2.
  • Epsilon: Rank the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire and write your thesis statement (see the last page of your packet from Tuesday's notes).

  • Gamma, Zeta: Research one reason for the fall of the Roman Empire (see handout from class).

Tue, Nov 3
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.4--only complete case studies 1 & 3!

  • Epsilon: Research one reason for the fall of the Roman Empire (see handout from class).

Mon, Nov 2
  • Zeta: Written response to these questions: 1) Which would YOU prefer to rule, an empire or kingdom? Why? 2) Which is better for the world, an empire or kingdom? Why? Refer to your notes and "What is an Empire?" reading from class.
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.3 is due.

  • Gamma, Epsilon: Nothing is due today.

Homework for Oct 26-30, 2015

Fri, Oct 30
  • Epsilon, Gamma: Written response to these questions: 1) Which would YOU prefer to rule, an empire or kingdom? Why? 2) Which is better for the world, an empire or kingdom? Why? Refer to your notes and "What is an Empire?" reading from class.

Thu, Oct 29
  • Eta: Nothing is due today
  • Gamma, Zeta: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.1


Wed, Oct 28
  • Delta: Nothing is due today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Nothing is due today
  • Epsilon: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.1


Tue, Oct 27
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today
  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.2



Mon, Oct 26
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: In-class essay is today! Remember to have your outline ready.

  • Delta, Eta: Reading 2.1 is due today!


Homework for Oct 19-23, 2015

Fri, Oct 23
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Test 1.2 objective portion is today!
  • Delta: Written response to this question--"What does it say about the effectiveness of empires and the strength of Western Europe in Era 1 that there were more kingdoms than empires?"
  • Eta: Written response to these questions--1) Which would YOU prefer to rule: a kingdom or an empire? Why? 2) Which type of political system is BETTER: a kingdom or an empire? Why?

Thu, Oct 22
  • Gamma, Zeta: Do your test study log and write your thesis statement for the in-class essay

  • Eta: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.1 is due today.


Wed, Oct 21
  • Delta: Paragraph summary of Notes 2.1 is due today.

  • Epsilon: Do your test study log and thesis statement due today!
  • Gamma, Zeta: Do your test study log & be ready to perform your skit next class.


Tue, Oct 20
  • Eta, Delta: Where does Western Europe start and end? Where does Eastern Europe start and end? Why? (Write your answers down on a piece of paper and note the source(s) of your information.)
  • Epsilon: Do your test study log & be ready to perform your skit next class.


Mon, Oct 19
  • Eta, Delta: Nothing is due today
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Nothing is due today, but be sure you have your "Trade Routes of Afroeurasia" handout done and in class today.


Homework for Oct 13-16, 2015

Fri, Oct 16
  • Delta & Eta: In-class essay today. You may bring in your thesis statement on a note-card, but nothing aside from your thesis should be on it.
  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Remember, current event presentations are today. Also, "Trade Routes of Afroeurasia" is due today.



Wed, Oct 14
  • Delta: Test 1.1 objective part is today! Know the empires and belief systems of Era 1.
  • Eta: Nothing is due today.
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Finish the religions of Era 1 timeline, maps, and observations handout


Tue, Oct 13
  • Eta: Test 1.1 objective part is today! Know the empires and belief systems of Era 1.
  • Delta: Write a thesis statement for this week's in-class essay

  • Epsilon, Zeta, Gamma: Finish categorizing "Merchant's List"


Homework for Oct 5-9, 2015

Fri, Oct 9
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Quiz today over the belief systems of Era 1. For each belief system, make sure you know 1) when it was founded, 2) where it was founded, 3) who the founder is, 4) if it's a religion or philosophy, 5) another fact about it (i.e. what it believes about life after death, empires associated with it, etc)

Thu, Oct 8
  • Eta: TBD
  • Gamma, Zeta: Paragraph summary of notes 1.4


Wed, Oct 7
  • Epsilon: Paragraph summary of notes 1.4

  • Gamma, Zeta: Nothing is due today--but you should be studying for Friday's quiz over Era 1 belief systems!
  • Delta: Finish "Trade Routes" handout


Tue, Oct 6
  • Epsilon: Nothing is due today--but you should be studying for Friday's quiz over Era 1 belief systems!
  • Delta: Finish categorizing "Merchant's List"

  • Eta: Finish "Trade Routes" handout


Mon, Oct 5
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Complete the front part of "What Makes a Text Holy?" You may wait until Monday's class to do the 2 discussion questions.

  • Delta: Write a paragraph summary of Notes 1.4

  • Eta: Finish "A Merchant's List" and your Socratic Seminar reflection!

Homework for Sept 28-Oct 2

Fri, Oct 2
  • Eta: Socratic Seminar today! Be prepared by viewing this video and reviewing classmates' written statements from last week's HW assignment about why there are so many different religions.


Thu, Oct 1
  • Gamma, Zeta: Finish the rest of "Religions of Era 1 Primary Sources" -- that includes doing part 2b) (see the instructions on the first page)! Be ready for our Socratic Seminar today.
  • Eta: Paragraph (with plentiful details) summary of Notes 1.4


Wed, Sept 30
  • Epsilon: Finish the rest of "Religions of Era 1 Primary Sources" -- that includes doing part 2b (see the instructions on the first page)! Be ready for our Socratic Seminar today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Read and annotate all of the excerpts from holy writings. Note: we will do the writing assignments in class today, to be ready for class, all you need to do is read and annotate!

  • Delta: Socratic Seminar today! Be prepared by viewing this video and reviewing classmates' written statements from last week's HW assignment about why there are so many different religions.


Tue, Sept 29
  • Eta, Delta: There is nothing due today (you might want to prepare for your Socratic Seminar though!)
  • Epsilon: Read and annotate all of the excerpts from holy writings. Note: we will do the writing assignments in class today, to be ready for class, all you need to do is read and annotate!


Mon, Sept 28
  • Delta, Eta: Be ready to discuss the beliefs systems primary sources packet!

  • Gamma, Zeta, Epsilon: Your entire scavenger hunt packet is due today--make sure ALL of it is complete!
    • Scavenger Hunt packet:

    • Scavenger Hunt info sheets that were on the walls around the classroom:


Homework for Sept 21-25, 2015

Fri, Sept 25
  • Gamma, Zeta, and Epsilon: Test today over the empires of Era 1 (all years--600, 800, and 1237).
  • Delta: Quiz today over the belief systems of Era 1 (date and place of origin, founder, polytheistic/monotheistic, holy text identification) AND empires of Era 1.
  • Eta: Quiz today over the belief systems of Era 1 (date and place of origin, founder, polytheistic/monotheistic, holy text identification)

Thu, Sept 24
  • Eta: Finish the Belief Systems of Era 1 primary sources handout!
  • Gamma: Nothing is due today!
  • Zeta: Paragraph summary of your class notes from today!

Wed, Sept 23
  • Gamma, Zeta: Paragraph summary over Monday's class notes is due AND be ready for a quiz over the Empires of 600, 800, and 1237.

Tue, Sept 22
  • Delta & Eta: What are the major differences and similarities among the belief systems of Era 1? Why do you think there are so many belief systems? Write 1 FULL, organized page.
  • Epsilon: Paragraph summary over Monday's class notes is due!

Mon, Sept 21
  • Epsilon: Quiz today over the empires of 600, 800, and 1237 C.E.!
  • Zeta, Gamma: Quiz today over the empires of 600 and 800 C.E.!
  • Delta, Eta: Nothing is due today.

Homework for Sept 14-18, 2015

Fri, Sept 18
  • Epsilon: Memorize the empires on the map of 800 C.E.! Be ready for a quiz over those empires today.
  • Gamma, Zeta: Memorize the empires on the map of 600 C.E.! Be ready for a quiz over those empires today. If you're good with those, start memorizing the empires of 800 C.E.
  • Delta: Nothing is due today!
  • Eta: Complete the "Details of Era 1 Belief Systems"


Wed, Sept 16
  • Gamma, Zeta: Research your 2nd assigned empire, and be ready to briefly tell the class about it!
  • Epsilon: Memorize the empires on the map of 600 C.E.! (Be ready for a quiz over those empires today.) If you're good with those, start memorizing the empires of 800 C.E.
  • Delta: Complete the "Details of Era 1 Belief Systems"


Tue, Sept 15
  • Delta, Eta: Write a paragraph summary of Friday's class notes about religion during Era 1. Include any questions you have about the topic.
  • Epsilon: Research your 2nd assigned empire, and be ready to briefly tell the class about it!

Homework for Sept 8-11, 2015

Fri, Sept 11
  • Delta, Eta: You have a quiz today over the empires from 600 C.E., 800 C.E., and 1237 C.E.!
  • Epsilon, Gamma, Zeta: Research your assigned empire. Be ready to briefly tell the class about what you learned, i.e. the dates of the empire's existence, the religion of the empire, and/or things for which it is famous.

Thu, Sept 10
  • Eta: Memorize 10-12 empires from 600 C.E. (just the name, date, and location)

Wed, Sept 9
  • Delta: Memorize 10-12 empires from 600 C.E. (just the name, date, and location)
  • Epsilon: Finish all three maps of the empires from 600 C.E., 800 C.E., and 1237 C.E. Remember to also put information about the climate and mountains and rivers on each of the maps.
  • Gamma, Zeta:
    • 1) Complete your three maps of empires during 600, 800, and 1237 (if you didn't in class). Remember to label all empires and add color.



Tue, Sept 8:
  • Delta, Eta: Finish your empire research and empire charts.



Delta, in case you forgot your assigned empires for research, here's a picture of the list from class:
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  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: 1) Complete your three maps of empires during 600, 800, and 1237 (if you didn't in class). Remember to label all empires and add color.





Homework for Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2015

Mon, Aug 31: Write ONE page: "What does it mean to be human?" (Think about what makes humans different from other animals--consider both our minds and emotions and spirit, as well as our physical bodies)

Tue, Sept 1
  • Delta, Eta, Epsilon: Your artwork about 'what it means to be human' is due today! Be ready to present at the start of class.
  • Zeta, Gamma: No class today!

Wed, Sept 2
  • Gamma: Your artwork about 'what it means to be human' is due today!
  • Zeta: Write ONE page: "What does it mean to be human?" (Think about what makes humans different from other animals--consider both our minds and emotions and spirit, as well as our physical bodies)
  • Epsilon: Write a paragraph--"Have humans changed for the better or for the worse over time?" (think about our class discussion on Tue!)
  • Delta: Write a paragraph--"Have humans actually changed over time?" (think about our class discussion on Tue!)
  • Eta: No class today!

Thu, Sept 3
  • Eta: Write a paragraph: "Do humans NEED to change?"
  • Gamma, Zeta: Write a paragraph: "Has what it means to be human REALLY changed over time? If so, is it for the better?"
  • Delta, Epsilon: No class today!

Fri, Sept 4
  • All classes: Write a paragraph summarizing your class notes from last class. Use specific details!


Homework for Aug 24-28, 2015

Tue, Aug. 25: Write a neat, well-organized paragraph that answers this question: Which class rule is the best, and why? The class rule are on the third page of your syllabus, and here is a copy if it helps:


Wed, Aug 26: Bring in your signed syllabus and class binder.

Thu, Aug 27: Review your class notes from today, and on a separate sheet of paper write a detailed summary of the notes. You may wish to include questions you have about the material.


Fri, Aug 28:
  • Gamma, Epsilon, Zeta: Read and complete questions for "Great Man Theory"

  • Honors: Annotate "Great Man Theory" (link here) and write paragraph response: Which argument seems to make more sense, Carlyle's or Spencer's? Explain.