January 19, 2018
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1/19 -- Your Shark Tank Team should have assigned the 1st 3 questions from the directions. Answer the one(s) you were assigned in a full detailed paragraph(s), using persuasive speech (sales pitch). Print it out in large font and be ready to glue it to your board.

              Your team needs to get a presentation board.

          Presentations will be 1/24 & 1/25.

          SG for test on 1/26.

1/18 -- Timeline and Content Vocab., -- phrases OK.

       NT 4-2, assigned since last week, due.

       Work on finishing SG for test on 1/26.

       We begin Shark Tank Project on 1/18. Presentations and boards due 1/24 & 1/25.

1/17 -- GR 4-4 -- Read Ch. 4-4 and answer GR 4-4 in CS.

           Admiral Zheng He  -- read and answer in CS.

           Keep up with SG and Binder. Test on Jan. 26th.

1/16 -- 3 Biographies -- Empress Wu (use CS), Marco Polo (use CS), and Genghis Khan.

            SG (Study Guide) for test on Ch. 4.

            Keep Binder #2 updated.

1/12 -- Read Ch. 4-3 and answer GR 4-3 on Mongols in China.

           Finish Map pages from class. USE ALL MAPS passed out in class to answer Map Overlay. Use the article at the top of the page and the map provided to answer The Mongol Empire page (2-sided).

          Work on SG.

          Keep Binder #2 caught up.

1/11 -- Read Ch. 4-2 and answer GR 4-2 T/F. Correct false to make them true.

           NT Wkbk. 4-1 due. Use lecture notes for the answers.

          Work on SG.

1/10 -- Using Ch. 4-1 again, answer GR 4-1, China Reunites. Sp./cap. matter.

           Confucius Packet -- change #10 across to 4 letters by deleting the 1st box.

          Using Day 2 Lecture Notes, answer Notetaking Wkbk. 4-1. Use the textbook for any answers I did not cover.  Due Thursday.         

          New SG and Binder List #3 went home Monday. Don't wait!!

          Watch Shark Tank for our Shark Tank Chinese Inventions Project coming up!!

1/9 -- Read Ch. 4-1 and answer p. 259, #1-7 in CS, except #3 -- finish Venn Diagram with 1 fact in each section.

         Finish Mapping Questions if you did not finish in class.

         New SG and Binder List sent home.

         Watch Shark Tank on TV or online to get used to format for our project on Chinese Inventions. You will be both a "shark" and someone pitching a product.

12/20 -- HW Amnesty until 12/20. NO STORE FOR ANYONE WITH MISSING WORK FOR Q2.


12/15 -- Using white packet I gave you, answer all 39 bulleted points, in the style of giving advice, in the green packet. If green packet not done, no Sahara Survivor Game.

12/12 -- Study for test using your Study Guide (SG) assigned since 11/27.

              The Ghana Quiz retake will be 12/14, for people who earned D's and F's (such as those who walked out with the quiz instead of turning it in). No grade will be higher than a C, as it is the 2nd time you have taken it. Remember to have both the Ghana articles that were listed on the board all week before, and on the test day, to use, and are again listed on the board.

12/11 -- Using 3 articles from class, write a 1 paragraph (5 sentences minimum) blog pretending to be Leo Africanus. Describe 3 adventures/experiences you have had. One experience MUST be about your trip to Timbuktu. Write in 1st person, be detailed, and be kinda a braggart.

         NT Wkbk. assigned since 12/4 is due.

         SG must be done to play Review Game. SG will be collected 12/12 for the test.

12/8 -- Using lecture notes, the 2 biographies we went over together, and the 3 Songhay articles, write 8 text messages (4 each) between Sunni Ali and Askia Muhammed arguing over who was the best leader of Songhay. Remember, in texting, it is a conversation, with each person responding to what the other said and then providing a new fact as to why they were the best ruler. Use POV, 1st person.

          See 12/6 for more info on what is due.

For some reason, about 20 students out of 170 kept their open-article quizzes on Friday instead of turning them in at the end of the period. This means they earned a zero out of a normally 45 point quiz. Some periods were perfect (Period 6) and followed the verbal and written directions to turn in the quizzes before leaving. In each of the other periods, 2 to 10 students per period ignored directions and really hurt their grades. Not good choices. 

12/7 -- Content Vocabulary -- use all of Ch. 3. Seventeen answers for 9 questions.

           Timeline -- phrases ok.

           See 12/6 for other assignments due.

12/6 -- 2-sided Mali: A Later Empire II and Mali: Growth & Development -- READ the ARTICLES!!!

          Packet Mansa Musa

          All Mali articles will be used for the quiz tomorrow.

         NT Wkbk. due Monday, 12/11.

        SG for Review Game on 12/11, for test on 12/12.

12/5 -- Mali: A Later Empire -- READ the article FIRST!!

           GR 3-2 -- Read Ch. 3-2 and answer the questions while you read.

           NT Wkbk. 3-2 due Monday, 12/11.

           SG must be done for Review Game on 12/11. Test = 12/12.

12/4 -- If you did not finish GR 3-1 T/F in class, then it becomes HW.

12/1 -- NT Wkbk. 3-1, assigned Monday, due.

           Read and answer Ghana: Trade and Development -- need to have it done to help with your quiz tomorrow. Phrases/short answers fine. You will be using Ghana: An Early Empire (from Wednesday) with your quiz also.

          Reread Kingdom of Ghana -- 2 questions, use CS.

          SG for test on 12/12.

11/30 -- Mapping Questions -- use pre-printed Physiographic Map passed out Day 3 (11/29) to answer in phrases. Sp./cap. matter. All 18 labels on map used once on answer sheet.

             Read article on Ghana, answer questions with CS. DO NOT use another paper to write your answers on.

             Map assigned Day 2 due 11/30. See below for info, plus should have been copied in your planner.

             Work on SG for test on 12/12.

             NT  3-1 due Friday, 12/1.

11/29 -- Grasslands of Africa -- read and answer in CS.

             Due Thursday -- Physiographical Map of Africa -- no regular pencil visible, 17 labels (sp./cap. matter), use Regions pages for map info. No blank area on map. 

11/28 -- Read Ch. 3-1, answer p. 214, #1-6 in CS, except #3, use phrases.

No HW until the night of Nov. 27th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and help your family with chores to show thankfulness!!

11/17 -- Test day! NT Wkbk. 2-1 and 2-3 due. SG due.

11/16 -- If you did not finish GR 2-3 in class, it is now HW.

             SG must be done for tomorrow's Review Game. I only grade the answers you need to look up. Learn ALL the info, given to you by me or looked up by you. 

             NT 2-1, 2-3 collectd on 11/17.

            Test on Ch. 2, The Islamic Empires, is on 11/17.

11/15 -- Content Vocab. (CV) -- use Ch. 2, sp./cap. matter. Make sure SG and NT Wkbk. words are done too (lots of overlap with CV).

              Texts -- 8 total, 4 each, between Suleiman and Akbar -- Who was the greatest leader of an Islamic Empire? Use the 2 articles for Suleyman, 1 for Akbar, to find 4 facts for each leader to support their claim of being the best.  Do not write the texts on the articles, use notebook paper or type. Remember to use the leader's POV (point of view). 

             SG for 11/16 Review Game.

             NT Wkbk. 2-1, 2-3 will be collected 11/17, day of the test. Skip 2-2.

11/14 -- Finish classwork: Chart answers, Baghdad, Expansion of Islam. Phrases ok. Worth prizes if 100% finished.

             NT Wkbk. 2-3 & SG due day of test, 11/17.

            SG must be finished to play Review Game on 11/16.

            EVERY TABLE GROUP has a hole-punch on it now, so Binder work should be hole-punched daily and immediately. If you need a binder, see me ASAP.

11/13 -- GR 2-2 Islamic Empires T/F -- use textbook, correct/edit false sentences to make them true.

             NT 2-3 due 11/17, day of the test on Ch. 2. NT 2-1 will be graded then too (should have been finished on 11/9). 

             SG must be done by 11/16 to participate in the Review Game. SG collected on 11/17, day of the test on Ch. 2.

11/9 -- Finish Timeline from class. Phrases OK.

           Using 2 biographies you annotated in class, write 8 text messages (4 each) between Abu Bakr and Umar, discussing which one was the best caliph. You may use  abreviations. EACH TEXT/MESSAGE needs to have a different fact from the articles supporting the speaker's claim. You must think Point of View (POV) of the speaker, and the time period they are from, when creating your arguments. Use regular lined notebook paper or type them. Only messages with facts in them will earn points. No points for "Hi" or "How are you?" Pretend they are already in the middle of their conversation.

           NT Wkbk. 2-1, assigned last Thursday, is due. Follow the assigned bulleted format or lose points.

          SG for test on 11/17. Only 14 have items to look up, 15 are items you memorize (there is overlap in the questions, some are both).

11/8 -- Read Ch. 2-2, answer p. 189. #1-6 in CS. Number 3 = finish diagram in phrases.

           NT Wkbk. 2-1 due Thursday.

          New SG went home for test on Islamic Empires on 11/17.

11/7 -- Using textbook Ch. 2-1, answer GR 2-1, The Rise of Islam, in CS. If you didn't finish your SG for quiz, answer it as you do GR 2-1, they cover the same info.

           Bio -- Khadija -- answer ALL questions in CS.

          Quiz on 11/7. Can use SG during quiz, just like the last quiz.

          NT Wkbk. 2-1 due 11/9 (assigned 11/2).

11/6 -- Questions from Deserts, Oases, Coastal Plains, Mountains pages due. Please staple the regions pages in that order for turn-in. Use yellow packet for answers. Have had these 9 questions assigned since Halloween. Answering in phrases/short answers OK.

           Finish Study Guide vocab. words for Tuesday's quiz on 11/7. SG passed out Weds., 11/1. 

           NT 2-1 due 11/9. One week to do it. Passed out 11/2.

11/3 -- Binder #1 due tomorrow. Follow directions from 10/26.

           Multi-colored pages (Deserts, Oases, Coastal Plains, Mountains, passed out Weds., 11/1) questions due Monday, 11/6. Phrases ok. Use yellow packet (passed out Tuesday, 10/31) for answers.

            SG for Islam Vocabulary Quiz passed out, Quiz on Tuesday, 11/7.

            NT Wkbk. 2-1 due 11/9.

11/2 -- Using the 4 colored sheets on regions in the Arabian Peninsula (Deserts, Oases, Coastal Plains, Mountains), draw a 4-layered map of the area. Use the white map paper we started in class. No regular pencil visible on the final map, and it is fine to leave the Wasteland area white. You should have 17 labels on your map, all spelled and capitalized correctly (labels from the 4 colored regions pages).

          The questions on the 4 colored regions pages are not due until Monday. Just do the map tonight.

           IMPORTANT -- Get parent to sign gradesheet (PS on GS) for extra credit.

           11/3 -- Binder due. See 10/26 for Binder #1 turn-in information.

10/30 -- Finish The Fall of Rome Chart & Questions from class -- phrases OK.

            See 10/27 for SG/Quiz info, and 10/26 for Binder #1 info.

10/27 -- Using textbook, answer GR 1-3 T/F, The Byzantine Empire. Edit all false statements to make them true.

      LN's today covered answers for 6 SG #3 terms for Monday's quiz. Define those terms tonight. Quiz = 10/30.

     See 10/26 for Binder #1 info, due 11/3.

     HW Amnesty is 10/30 thru 11/3.

10/26 -- Bio -- Belisarius -- use CS, and change script to a 1 sentence description/"pitch" you would give to sell your script idea.

             Constantinople Map -- Follow directions #1-5 step by step (notice the clues!!). Answer the 4 questions on the back in quick phrases.

            SG #3 for quiz on 10/30 -- answer #1-5 tonight.

            Binder #1 due 11/3. Cover info posted on board on Weds.

Binder rules -- Cover = no regular pencil. Binder Lists should be in front of each section they cover (Binder List @1 before Day 1, Binder List #2 before Day 11, etc.). NO papers in inside cover pockets = -2 pts. each. Papers need to be in the order they are listed on the Binder Lists. Lecture Notes are obviously suppose to be included (look at the lists). NO BLANK NOTEBOOK PAPER ALLOWED. ONLY the papers listed on the list, or passed out in class, should be in Binder. 

10/25 -- Read Ch. 1-3 on the Byzantine Empire (should have started in class), and answer questions on p. 165, #1-7 in CS on a lined piece of paper. For question 3# -- draw the diagram and use phrases to answer it (4 answers). You NEVER write the questions.

           New SG for Byz. Emp. quiz on 10/30 will be passed out Weds.

           Binder #1 will be due 11/3, a week from Friday.

10/24 -- SG #2 should be done, STUDY for test. You have had 24 days to do 15 questions.

             NT Wkbk. 1-1 and 1-2 due, been assigned since 10/11.

10/20 -- Make sure your group has AT LEAST 25 reasons/supporting details for why Rome fell. Tonight, go thru all your notes and info from Day 18 thru Day 23 to get as many more reasons as you can so your team earns full points and hopefully some extra credit!

             SG #2 must be done by Monday, 10/23 to play the Reviw Game for prizes.

           SG #2 (passed out 10/4) and NT Wkbk. 1-1 & 1-2 (passed out 10/11) are due 10/24, same day as the test.

10/19 -- Read 4 articles from today, plus lecture notes from Day 18 thru 21, textbook Ch. 1-2, and all info given, and organize reasons for the Fall of Rome for your group project graphic. Come with a complete list (at least 25 reasons/support) for your team.

             SG #2 (assigned since 10/4) and NT 1-1 and 1-2 (assigned since 10/11) are due 10/24, day of the test. So the students have 20 days to answer 15 SG questions and 13 days to do their workbook, including the 3 class days I was gone. 

10/18 -- Content Vocabulary (CV) -- use textbook, SG, and NT Wkbk answers. Sp./cap. matter.

             Timeline (TL) -- use timeline as your resource. Phrases ok.

            SG #2 must be done for 10/23 Review Game.

            SG #2 and NT 1-1, 1-2, due 10/24, day of the test.

10/13 -- GR 1-2, use CS and textbook Ch. 1-2. You had all period in class Thursday to do this, it is only HW if you didn't finish after 50 minutes.

              SG #2, and NT Wkbk. 1-1 & 1-2, both due day of test, 10/24.

10/12 -- Map & Timechart: Barbarian Invasions (2-sided) -- use phrases.

              Bio. -- Attila the Hun -- use CS. #3 = 3 sentences.

              SG #2 -- #5, 10, 13 recommended for tonight.

              Test = 10/24. SG should be done by 10/23 to play the Review Game. SG collected on the test day.

              Notetaking Wkbk. (NT) 1-1, 1-2 -- due 10/24. Students should have annotated it today, 10/11, with the directions. Phrases fine, but lines should be filled in with DETAILS. NT Wkbk. & SG VERY similar questions, so I recommend as you do one, have the other open next to you to do at the same time. Do a little each night.

HW AMNESTY FROM 10/3 -- 10/11.

10/6 -- Using the LN's, answer SU 9A. Sp./cap. matter.

            "Time Travel to Ancient Rome" Brochure due. Been assigned since 9/15. Use both sides and all directions on the blue directions sheet.

10/5 -- Using the LN and illustrations/map, answer SU 8A.

            Read the biography of Diocletian and answer all 3 questions in CS.

            Brochures due 10/6. Been assigned since 9/15. Use blue directions page.

            Binder List #3 & SG #2 went home.

10/4 -- Read the 2 articles and answer questions in CS: "Roman Empire in All its Glory," and "The Middle East and the Roman Empire." 

            Brochure due 10/6, use the blue sheet of directions (2-sided).

OK, Parents, some commentary is needed -- The Study Guide (SG) was not "Weekend HW," but has been assigned nightly since 9/11, the 1st day we started Rome. Students were suppose to answer the question(s) that applied that night based on what we covered in class. I went over which ones to do each day the 1st week, then made them figure it out after that. The final day the needed info was gone over was 9/25, which is the day the students should have finished their SG's.....and yet, over a 3rd of each class came in with the SG not done, with most not even started. 


The test is Tuesday, 10/3 (tomorrow). Students who finished their SG's rocked the Review Game, and are hopefully fine-tuning their studying, which is the HW for 10/2. For those students who have barely started their 100 pt. SG assignment they have had for 22 days (to answer 12 questions, 37 total answers), maybe it is time you got to work.

    Brochures are due 10/6. They have been assigned since 9/15. Check how your child is doing, please.

10/2 -- STUDY GUIDES MUST BE DONE to play the Review Game for the test. SG's will be collected for a grade (worth 100 pts. of HW) on test day, 10/3.

           Early turn-in for extra credit of brochures = 10/2. DO NOT turn in incomplete brochures.

           Time Travel to Ancient Rome Brochure due 10/6. Been assigned since 9/15. Use the blue directions page.

9/29 -- Using your lecture notes, answer SU 8A. Sp./cap. matter.

            SG should be done for Review Game on 10/2, or you will not participate for prizes.

            Test in on 10/3, SG's will be collected right before test.                 

            Brochures due 10/6. Follow the 2-sided blue directions page.

9/28 -- Using lecture notes, answer SU 10A on Roman Law.

            Finish SG for Review Game on 10/2. SG due 10/3 on test day.

            Brochure Project -- use blue directions page, due 10/6 (XC Early turn-in = 10/2).

9/27 -- Read textbook Ch. 1-1, Life in Ancient Rome, and answer Guided Reading (GR) 1-1, Life in Ancient Rome, while you read. Spelling & capitalization matter. REMEMBER WE CROSSED OFF THE BACK, SU 6A ON RELIGION. We will do that page together on Friday, as notes for your project.

            Read the 4 articles I passed out and annotate them as though you were going to use that subject for your project, 4 facts with details for: Art, Architecture, and Domestic Life.

            See 9/26 for test and project info.

9/26 -- Read article, "The Rhine River: Border of the Roman Empire," and answer all questions in CS. Use the map, with the annotations we made, for # 4 & 5.

            Read the article "The Mighty Roman Army," and annotate for 4 facts w/ details you could use for your brochure.


           SG must be done by 10/2 to play Review Game. SG will be turned in for a grade on test day, 10/3.

9/22 -- Using your illustration and lecture notes (LN's), answer SU 3A. 

           Bio. -- Marcus Aurelius -- Use CS.

           Test is on 10/3, Review  Game on 10/2. SG must be done by 10/2 to play Review Game.

           Pamphlet Project due 10/6. Early turn-in for XC = 10/2. Follow directions page.

9/21 -- Using your lecture notes, answer SU 2A. Spelling and capitalization matter.

            Map of the Stages of Rome's Growth -- Follow directions from class and on the sample map (orange page). Remember to color in the map key with the correct colors and make the waterways all blue.

                Test is on 10/3. SG's must be done by 10/2 to play the Review Game for prizes.

           Time Travel to Ancient Rome Brochure is due 10/6. Project may be turned in early on 10/2 (if completed) for 10 XC pts.

           Keep Binder put together daily. We just finished Day 7.

9/19 -- Using the illustration and Lecture Notes (LN's), answer SU 1A on Octavian Augustus. Sp. & cap. matter in the Word Bank section.

           Bio -- Octavian Augustus -- Use Complete Sentences (CS) or lose points. Answer ON the page, NOT on another paper. Answer #1-3 only in CS.

           Finish reading "Politics & Citizenship" article.

           Brochure's 1st 4 pages, on tan directions page, should be done by Friday so you do not get behind.

           Keep working on SG, and do Binder daily.

9/15 -- Using the LN's and the back of the illustration from Day 3, answer SU 12A on Julius Caesar. For the middle section, you can write in paragraph format to describe 5 events in JC's life, OR you could pretend you are an interviewer and JC is answering your questions, OR you could have JC writing it as a blog (remember to use JC's voice -- ARROGANT!), OR you could write it as though it is an article in a Julius Caesar fan magazine, OR...anything you can come up with. BUT make sure the events are from Day 3 & 4 LN's and use details.

         Last section -- write in the style of a journalist, first person on the scene of the assassination. Be creative but historically accurate.

        Keep SG and Binder updated.

9/14 -- Using LN's and illustration, answer SU 5A.

           SG/Binder  -- keep updated.

           Read p. 8, "Poli. & Citi.".

           9/13 -- The students need to work on following directions and writing MORE details and info in their answers.

            Using the chart on the 3 branches of Roman government, do SU 4A. Use the lecture notes too for the bottom section.

            Read and annotate p. 7 of "Politics and Citizenship".

           SG -- answer questions on 509 BC, consul, Senate, patrician, plebian.

           Have Day 2 organized in your Binder.

9/12 -- Using the Map Illustration, answer Study Unit (SU) 1A.

           Using the Lecture Notes (LN's) and Etruscan Heritage Illustration (on back of Map Illustration), answer SU 2A (on back of 1A).

          Read and highlight the article "The Rise of Rome" for interesting facts and new info. Skip the activities.

          Do Study Guide (SG) #4 and define the Apennine Mts. for #9.

          Hole punch and put Day 1 papers in Binder behind Binder List (BL) #1.

         New students to class -- read the orange syllabus with your parents and return signed bottom section. Worth 2 tickets.

9/8 -- Read over orange syllabus, and fill out the bottom and return it to class for tickets. Get your 1" Binder by Monday.  




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