Mr. Farrington's WORLD HISTORY TO 1600 Assignments
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Final Exam on Rome, Middle Ages, & Renaissance



Final Exam on History and Current Events

Due Wed., 6/8
OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT: Read the excerpt from The Da Vinci Code and Elizabeth Lev's short essay "Leonardo's Real Intention."
  • On a Google doc, annotate the alleged "clues" in Da Vinci's Last Supper. For a zoomable image go here.
  • On a second page of the doc write a paragraph that explains the "secret" the painting reveals (according to the novel) and summarizes Lev's response.
Use the "Homework Submission" link to share with me.

Due Wed., 6/8
OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT: Read the excerpt from The Da Vinci Code and Elizabeth Lev's short essay "Leonardo's Real Intention." * On a Google doc, annotate the alleged "clues" in Da Vinci's Last Supper. For a zoomable image gohere.
  • On a second page of the doc write a paragraph that explains the "secret" the painting reveals (according to the novel) and summarizes Lev's response.
Use the "Homework Submission" link to share with me.
Due Mon., 6/6
1) Quiz on Map of Europe (final try)

2) Read p. 34-37 in "The Renaissance" packet. Go to your class blog and post your response to the prompt that appears there.
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1) Quiz on Map of Europe (final try)

2) Do a mini-annotation of the painting you chose from the MFA gallery by showing how it uses at least 2 of the "4 breakthroughs" from the Keynote slides we went over in class. (If you don't know which MFA painting you chose, go to the Web Gallery of Art, click on "Artists", select the period "High Renaissance", and find a painting by one of the artists listed there.)
Due Thur., 6/2
1) Quiz on Map of Europe (first try) Most of the countries are found here.
There are some good map review gameshere.
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2) Read p. 32-33 in "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting." Choose one of the three artists described in the reading and do the following:
  • Go either the Web Gallery or the Artchive
  • Select a piece by the artist (choose something that is not shown in the packet)
  • Copy & paste an image of the piece into a Google doc (or a Pages document that you will upload to Google) and add brief annotations that show how this piece illustrates the characteristics of early Renaissance art that are described in the reading. Use the "Homework Submission" link to share with me.

Due Thur., 6/2
Quiz on Map of Europe (first try) The countries can be found here.There are some good map review gameshere.
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Due Thur., 5/26
Read the "Reconquista and Crusades" packet and complete the attached assignment.


Due Thur., 5/26
Read about the Crusades from textbook pages 318-321, then answer the following on a Google doc:
  1. Why did Europeans go on Crusades?
  2. Give one example of European success in the Crusades and one example of European failure.
  3. Describe 2 effects the Crusades had on Europe (see p. 321.)

Share your doc with me and submit it using the "HOMEWORK SUBMISSION" form above.
Due Fri., 5/20
MFA Altarpiece
The link above takes you to a medieval altarpiece that you will see Friday at the MFA. Take some notes about this piece so you can contribute to a discussion when you see it. Use the museum's online info as a starting point, then find some additional details from other sources. For example, the MFA site identifies St. Benedict and St. Scholastica as the figures in black. Who were they? Find out. The altarpiece also includes St. George, Mary Magdalene, and St. Christopher. Look these saints up (see sites below), take notes on who they were & what they were known for, then see if you can figure out where they are on the altarpiece .

Illustrated Guide to Saints
Symbols of the Saints in Art

Bring your notes with you to Boston.

Due Fri., 5/20
MFA Altarpiece
The link above takes you to a medieval altarpiece that you will see Friday at the MFA. Take some notes about this piece so you can contribute to a discussion when you see it. Use the museum's online info as a starting point, then find some additional details from other sources. For example, the MFA site identifies St. Benedict and St. Scholastica as the figures in black. Who were they? Find out. The altarpiece also includes St. George, Mary Magdalene, and St. Christopher. Look these saints up (see sites below), take notes on who they were & what they were known for, then see if you can figure out where they are on the altarpiece .

Illustrated Guide to Saints
Symbols of the Saints in Art

Bring your notes with you to Boston.
Due Mon., 5/16
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1) News Quiz - Review the last 5 stories from your class wiki.
2) Continue working on your annotated MFA artwork. You will have some time in class as well.

Due Mon., 5/16
1) News Quiz - Review the last 5 stories from your class wiki.
2) Continue working on your annotated MFA artwork. You will have some time in class as well.
Due Thur., 5/12
Read the packet on medieval art & architecture and use the online Homework Submission form to hand in a Google doc with answers to the questions from the salmon sheet. There will also be a visual quiz on the differences between Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Due Thur., 5/13
Read pages 26-29 of the medieval art & architecture packet and use the online Homework Submission form to hand in a Google doc with answers to the questions from the salmon sheet.
Due Tues., 5/10
Bring in signed permission form and $7 for MFA trip.

Due Tues., 5/10
Bring in signed permission form and $7 for MFA trip.
Due Fri., 5/6
For each topic, read the textbook section and create a graphic organizer that assembles the relevant information you would need to write a constructed response. (You do NOT need to write out the full response.)
  • Byzantine Empire (p.246-250) -Explain how the Byzantine Empire was both a continuation of Rome and a distinct civilization.
  • Islamic Caliphate (277-281) -How did the Islamic empires of the 600s to the 1200s deal with the ethnic and religious diversity of the populations they ruled over?
  • Franks (294-297) - Describe the rise of the Frankish Empire and explain why it failed to unify Europe.
  • Roman Catholic Church (303-307) - How did the Church exercise spiritual, political, and cultural power in medieval Europe?

Due Fri., 5/6
Read about the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages on textbook pages 303-307 and use the attached chart to list examples of how the Church had spiritual, political, and cultural power in Europe.

Due Mon., 5/2
Read about the origins of Christianity in the textbook, pages 171-174 (including the "Characteristics of Christianity" on p. 174.) You will have a quick matching quiz on these terms:
  • messiah
  • Jesus
  • Pontius Pilate
  • disciples
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • martyrs
  • Constantine
  • bishop
  • pope
  • New Testament
  • Trinity


No homework tonight
Due Thur., 4/28
Read the handout "Religious Tolerance and Persecution in the Roman Empire." Create a Google doc with answers to the following questions:
  1. The Romans were tolerant of most religions in their empire. Explain two reasons for this tolerance.
  2. If the Romans were tolerant, why did they come into conflict with Jews and Christians?
  3. Why did Jews in the empire rebel against Roman rule?
  4. Why did Tiberius originally tolerate Christianity?
  5. What event prompted Nero to begin persecuting Christians? How did rumors make Christianity an easy target?
  6. Give examples from the period of Trajan through Diocletian of how the treatment of Christians in the empire varied.
  7. Give two examples of how the empire changed after Christianity became Rome's official religion.
Follow the directions under "Homework Submission" above to turn in your finished doc.

Due Thur., 4/28
Read about the origins of Christianity in the textbook, pages 171-174 (including the "Characteristics of Christianity" on p. 174) You will have a quick matching quiz on these terms. (We will do a quick review in class first if you have questions about any of them.)
  • messiah
  • Jesus
  • Pontius Pilate
  • disciples
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • martyrs
  • Constantine
  • bishop
  • pope
  • New Testament
  • Trinity
Due Thur., 4/14
Read the handout on "Age of the Conquerors: Roman Art." Take notes on the concepts listed below to prepare for a graded architectural identification activity on Thursday. [I'll explain more about this assessment in class on Tuesday.]
Architecture:
  • Greek influence on Roman style
  • Roman adaptations
  • Roman innovations
  • arch
  • keystone
  • barrel vault
  • groin vault
  • concrete
  • domes
  • aqueducts
  • baths
  • Circus Maximus
  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • basilicas
  • triumphal arches
Sculpture & painting:
  • Roman portraits contrasted with Greek portraits
  • murals

In class, Fri. 4/8
Finish any research you need to do to get notes on the three items below, then use that info to create a Comic Life story.
The first bullet from below should be one panel, the second bullet should be two or three panels, and the last bullet should be one panel.

Here's the simple example I showed you last class (yours will probably need a little more text.)


And here's a site with some helpful hints on using Comic Life.

When you have finished the comic, you must save it properly so you can send it to me in a readable form, so please follow this procedure:
  • Under "File" select "Export" then choose "Export Fixed-Resolution pdf file."
  • Name it "Lastname.Emperor.pdf" and send it to me as an email attachment.
Due Fri., April 8
Read the handout from Chapter 6: The Pax Romana. Use bullets or simple charts to organize information in response to these questions. PLEASE PRINT YOUR RESPONSES AND BRING THEM TO CLASS.

1. Offer examples of both the successes and failures of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian emperors (165.)

2. How did the emperor's role evolve during the period of the "Five Good Emperors?" (166-7)

3. Describe changes within the Roman army during the post-Augustan era (167.)

4. In what ways were the residents of the city of Rome dependent upon the emperor? (167-170)

5. What political and economic factors led the empire into disarray? (175-177)

6. How successful were the reform and reconstruction efforts undertaken by Diocletian and Constantine? (177-183)

Due Fri., April 8
Use World Book or other sources to help you take notes on
  • how the emperor you've chosen gained power
  • the major accomplishments & challenges of his reign
  • and how his successor was determined.

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Due Wed., April 6
Use the link List of Emperors to choose the two or three Roman emperors you are most interested in learning more about and do some background reading on them. Then create a Google document with the names of your chosen emperors and a brief explanation of what interests you about their lives and accomplishments. (Remember to cite your information sources.) Share the Google doc with me, then use the homework submission form above to turn it in.
Due Thur. Mar.31
Read the short biography articles on Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar.
Pompey.pdf
Crassus.pdf
Julius Caesar: Historical Background
[Two political terms terms used but not defined in the readings:
"Optimates" = supporters of traditional privileges for the senatorial class
"Populares" = supporters of the interests of "the people"]
Take notes on the following for a matching/multiple choice quiz in class:
  • magnus
  • triumph
  • Pompey's military campaigns
  • First Triumvirate
  • Spartacus
  • Parthian empire
  • Cato
  • Caesar's Gallic campaign
  • crossing the Rubicon
  • policy of clemency
  • Cleopatra
  • veni, vidi, vici
  • Mark Antony
  • Caesar's reform program
  • customs of Hellenistic monarchs
  • Brutus

Due Thur. Mar.31
Read textbook pages 162-164. Take notes on the following names & terms for an in-class quiz. You will NOT be able to use notes on the quiz.
  • Julius Caesar
  • triumvirate
  • Pompey
  • Celts
  • "crossing the Rubicon"
  • Caesar's reforms
  • Caesar's death
  • Octavian
  • Mark Antony
  • Cleopatra
  • Augustus
  • Pax Romana
Due Fri., Mar. 25
Watch the 3-part video on the Punic Wars and take notes on the following points:
  • Why Rome & Carthage went to war
  • How Hannibal was able to be so successful in fighting the Romans
  • How Rome was finally able to defeat him

Due Fri., Mar. 25
Watch the 3-part video on the Punic Wars and take notes on the following points:
  • Why Rome & Carthage went to war
  • How Hannibal was able to be so successful in fighting the Romans
  • How Rome was finally able to defeat him
Due Wed., Mar. 23
Finish Rome map

Due Wed., Mar. 23
Finish Rome map (bottom section is optional)
Due Mon., Mar. 21
Read the articles in the packet and demonstrate your understanding as follows:
  • "A Genuis for the Practical" - Use any print or online source to find a specific example that illustrates the author's claim that the Romans had "a profound ability to adapt the best ideas and inventions of others" (10.) Remember to cite your source.
  • "Legends Describe the Founding of Rome" - Read these legends (stop when you reach "The Villages Merge") and briefly explain what you think these stories were meant to say to the Romans about who they were as a people.
  • "Legacy of Rome", "Law", "Legions" - Answer the questions that follow each reading.
Please put all your responses into one Google doc called ClassPeriod.RomeReadings.Lastname.

Due Mon., Mar.21
The Romans had two different legends about the founding of their city, though they eventually blended them together:
xx-The legend of Romulus and Remus
xx-The legend of Aeneas
Find a good clear description of each of these stories in an online or print source, then
  • Create a Google doc [ClassPeriod.Rome.Lastname.]
  • Write a brief (3-4 sentences) summary of each legend (keep the summary focused on the founding of Rome)
  • Add an image to illustrate each legend
  • Remember to cite your sources for both information and images.
Due Wed., Mar.16
No homework

Due Wed., Mar.16
No homework
Due Mon., Mar. 14
Greece Unit Test


Due Mon., Mar. 14
Greece Unit Test

Due Tues. Mar.8
Read the handout from the AP textbook on "Alexander & Hellenism" and complete the study questions from the attached document. Print your responses before class.


Due Tues. Mar.8
Read about Alexander the Great and his empire on p. 140-144 in the textbook and take notes on these items for an open-note quiz:
  • Philip II
  • Alexander
  • Olympias
  • Demosthenes
  • Darius III
  • Alexander's imperial goals
  • The divided domain
  • Hellenistic cities
Due Thur.,Mar. 3
Login to Greecebook and complete the Great Greeks assignment described in the linked document below:


Due Thur.,Mar. 3
Login to Greecebook and complete the Great Greeks assignment described in the linked document below:

Due Wed., Feb. 16
Socratic Seminar on Greece



Due Wed., Feb. 16
Socratic Seminar on Greece



Due Tues., Feb. 15

Using Pages, write a draft of your Great Greek's "About Me" autobiographical sketch (350-450 words.) Include in-text citations and a Works Cited list, following MLA format. See the sample "About Me" attached below.


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PRINT YOUR DRAFT AND BRING IT TO CLASS.


Using Pages, write a draft of your Great Greek's "About Me" autobiographical sketch (300-400 words.) Include in-text citations and a Works Cited list, following MLA format. See the sample "About Me" attached below.


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PRINT YOUR DRAFT AND BRING IT TO CLASS.
Due Thur., Feb. 10
Read the excerpt from Plato and answer the questions from the back page.


Due Thur., Feb. 10
Read the article attached below and answer these questions:
  1. What does it mean to say Socrates was a "gadfly?"
  2. Name a person you think is a gadfly in today's world and explain why.
  3. Compare the way modern society has treated this person with the way the Athenians treated Socrates.

Due Tues., Feb. 8
Read "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato (green handout.) Summarize the story by drawing a cartoon consisting of 4 to 6 panels. Each panel should represent one scene from the story. Your drawing is not expected to be of professional quality, but you should take enough care and time that the objects in it can be easily identified. You may choose whether or not the cartoon includes written captions.

Due Tues., Feb. 8
Using your second online source (not Britannica), fill in all the information on this Website Evaluation Form.
Due Thurs., Feb. 3
Find two additional online sources besides Britannica and complete a note sheet for each.

Due Thurs., Feb. 3
Find one additional online source besides Britannica and use it to take notes (see left column for the note sheet.)
Due Tues., Feb. 1
Read Pericles' "Funeral Oration" and George W. Bush's address to the nation on the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Then cite specific examples of how each speech deals with any 4 of the following themes:
  • invoking past heroism of the people
  • commending the conduct of citizens
  • praising the openness of society
  • calling his society an inspiration to others
  • rallying citizens to fight
  • pledging to honor the dead

Your may either organize the information into several paragraphs or create a table.



Due Tues., Feb. 1
Read "Lord Elgin - Saviour or Vandal?" and write
  • a short summary of what Lord Elgin did and why it has caused a controversy (about 50-75 words)
  • two arguments given by those who want the sculptures to stay in London
  • two arguments given by those who want the sculptures returned to Greece
Please print your response and bring it to class.
Due Fri., Jan. 28
Read over the list of choices for the Great Greeks project. Choose 3 people from the list who you think would be interesting to learn more about, then
  • Look each person up and learn a little about his or her life and accomplishments.
  • Create a Pages document and for each of your 3 choices write a 30-40 word explanation of what interests you about him or her.
  • Print the document and bring it to class.

I will be using your explanations as a basis for assigning the topics.


Due Fri., Jan. 28
Read over the list of choices for the Great Greeks project. Choose 3 people from the list who you think would be interesting to learn more about, then
  • Look each person up and learn a little about his or her life and accomplishments.
  • Create a Pages document and for each of your 3 choices write a 30-40 word explanation of what interests you about him or her.
  • Print the document and bring it to class.

I will be using your explanations as a basis for assigning the topics

Due Wed., Jan. 26
Read p. 89-103 in the "Greek Art" packet. Prepare for a QUIZ that focuses on the following:

Architecture - main features of temple construction (platform, column, entablature, pediment), unique characteristics of the Parthenon, three orders of decorative style

Sculpture - characteristics of & specific examples from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods


No homework for Wednesday
Due Mon., Jan.24
Read the full article you've chosen from the list (see Jan. 20) and use Google docs to write:
  • A 1-sentence statement of the thesis or main point of the article
  • A 200-250 word summary of the article
  • Three "fascinating facts" about some aspect of Greek culture or history that you learned from the article.


Share your doc with me using the title "ClassPeriod.GreeceArticle.lastname".

Due Mon., Jan.24
Choose one article from the list below, read the full article, and use Google docs to write:
  • A 1-sentence statement of the thesis or main point of the article
  • A 200-250 word summary of the article
  • Three "fascinating facts" about some aspect of Greek culture or history that you learned from the article.

Share your doc with me using the title "ClassPeriod.GreeceArticle.lastname".





Due Thur., Jan. 20
1) Add the cities and battle sites to the Greece map (see Jan. 5 for the list of map items.)

2) Choose one of the journal articles below and be prepared to tell me in class which one you've selected.







Due Thur., Jan. 20
Add the cities and battle sites to the Greece map (see Jan. 5 for the list of map items.)
Due Tues., Jan. 18
Finish the video on the Battle of Marathon.

Due Tues., Jan. 18
Finish the video on the Battle of Marathon.
Due Thur., Jan. 13
Download and read the document on the Persian Wars. Create a Pages document and use the information in the reading to create a one-page timeline of the Persian Wars that includes these events (with brief descriptions):
  • Persian conquest of Ionia
  • Ionian Revolt
  • Battle of Marathon
  • Xerxes' invasion
  • Battle of Thermopylae
  • Battle of Salamis
Your timeline should also have at least two illustrations (maps, artifacts, etc.) Remember to cite your sources for images!
external image pdf.png ThePersianWars.pdf

Due Thur., Jan. 13
Download the document on the Persian Wars and read about Events A, B, and C. Open the Pages document and use information from the reading to put these events with brief descriptions onto the Persian Wars timeline. Add one relevant image and cite your source for the image.
  • Persian conquest of Ionia
  • Ionian Revolt
  • Battle of Marathon
external image pdf.png ThePersianWars.pdf

Due Tues., Jan. 11
Read the attached short article on the polis, then textbook pages 115-119. Use Google docs to create a table that compares Sparta and Athens in their location, ancestry, values, government, and education/training system,. Be sure to incorporate information from both the article and the textbook selection.



Complete the attached chart using info from textbook pages 115-119.


Due Fri., Jan. 7
1) Read pages 106-111 in the textbook. Take notes on the following terms for a short matching quiz.
  • Crete
  • Minoans
  • Mycenaeans
  • "dark age"
  • Homer
  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Trojan horse
  • Zeus
  • Apollo

2) Complete the bodies of water and the landforms on the Ancient Greece Map.


Due Fri., Jan. 7
Read pages 106-111 in the textbook. Take notes on the following terms for a short matching quiz.
  • Crete
  • Minoans
  • Mycenaeans
  • "dark age"
  • Homer
  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Trojan horse
  • Zeus
  • Apollo
Due Wed., Jan. 5
Read "The Legacy of Greece" (handed out in class.) Choose 5 specific Greek contributions from different categories (Language, Art & Architecture, etc.) Create a Google doc [name it ClassPeriod.Greece.Lastname] and for each contribution you've chosen:
  • Quote a statement from the article about that contribution.
  • Add an image that illustrates the contribution (be sure to cite your image source.)
  • Here's an example:
external image x-zip.png LegacyExample.pages

Due Wed., Jan. 5
Complete the bodies of water and the landforms on the Ancient Greece Map.

Due Mon., 12/20
Test on Hinduism / Ancient China
Review these materials:
  • Hinduism Keynote packet
  • Terms from 12/02 homework
  • China video notes
  • Dynastic Cycle chart

Due Mon., 12/20
Test on Hinduism / Ancient China
Review these materials:
  • Hinduism Keynote packet
  • China video notes
  • Discoveries from 12/14 reading
  • Dynastic Cycle chart
Due Thurs., 12/16
Current events quiz - Review your class newscasters (see left column) and the stories in the cartoon handout from class

Due Thurs., 12/16
Use the info from this site and the textbook to fill in the Chinese Dynastic Cycle chart for your assigned dynasty.
  • Zhou (p. 220-221)
  • Qin (p. 221-222)
  • Han (p. 222-224)
  • Sui (p. 346)
Due Tues., 12/14
Use the info from this site and the textbook to fill in the Chinese Dynastic Cycle chart for your assigned dynasty.
  • Zhou (p. 220-221)
  • Qin (p. 221-222)
  • Han (p. 222-224)
  • Sui (p. 346)

Due Tues., 12/14
Read the article below and make a list of at least 15 Chinese discoveries or inventions. Your list must include at least 2 items from each section of the article ("Medicine", "Agriculture", etc.)

Due Fri., 12/10
China map

Due Fri., 12/10
China map
Due Wed., 12/08
Go to this site to read about Neolithic China, then answer these questions on a Google doc.
1. Describe how two typical activities of the Neolithic Period - agriculture and domesticating animals - appeared in early China.
2. Explain how two important products - silk and pottery - were produced.
Follow the link to "Xia Dynasty":
3. What does the evidence about the Xia Dynasty show about their forms of government and religion?
Follow the link to "Shang Dynasty":
4. Describe the important role played by "oracle bones" in Shang civilization.
5. In what ways did Shang society show unequal treatment of people?

Due Wed., 12/08
Go to this site to read about Neolithic China, then answer these questions on a Google doc.
1. Describe how two typical activities of the Neolithic Period - agriculture and domesticating animals - appeared in early China.
2. Explain how two important products - silk and pottery - were produced.
Follow the link to "Xia Dynasty":
3. What does the evidence about the Xia Dynasty show about their forms of government and religion?
Follow the link to "Shang Dynasty":
4. Describe the important role played by "oracle bones" in Shang civilization.
5. In what ways did Shang society show unequal treatment of people?
IN CLASS THURSDAY 12/02

Due Mon., 12/06
Click here to visit an online exhibition of photos on Hinduism. The directions for what to do once you're there are on the document below.

Print your finished document and bring it to class on Monday.

IN CLASS THURSDAY 12/02

Due Mon., 12/06
Click here to visit an online exhibition of photos on Hinduism. The directions for what to do once you're there are on the document below.

Print your finished document and bring it to class on Monday.
Due Thurs., 12/02
1. Do Hindus believe in one god or many?
2. What do Hindus believe about the life of the human soul?

Use a Google doc to answer the questions above in a paragraph each. Within your paragraphs you should incorporate each of the following terms:
  • Brahma
  • Brahman
  • Atman
  • Shiva
  • Vishnu
  • Avatars
  • Krishna
  • Samsara
  • Moksha

You'll find information on these BBC sites: "Hinduism at a Glance", "Beliefs" and "Concepts."
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Share your Google doc as "ClassPeriod.Lastname.Hinduism."

Due Thurs., 12/02
Read the section on Hinduism in the "How the World Worships" document below. Create a Google doc that lists and briefly explains:

1. Three Hindu beliefs
2. Three Hindu practices

Name your Google doc "ClassPeriod.Lastname.Hinduism" and share it.









Due Tues., 11/23
Go to the BBC site called Inside Tibet. Read the sections entitled "Introduction," " History," and "Religion." This will give you some background on the Tibetan situation. Then read "Tracking the Buddha," linked below, a journalist's account of his visit to Tibet. We will discuss these in class as preparation for the Period 5 assembly with Khen Rinpoche.



Go to the BBC site called Inside Tibet. Read the sections entitled "Introduction," " History," and "Religion."
Due Fri., 11/19
Early Civilizations Unit Test

Due Fri., 11/19
Early Civilizations Unit Test
Due Wed., 11/17
Finish and print your Annotated Artifact with Works Cited.


Finish and print your Annotated Artifact with Works Cited.
Due Mon., 11/15
1) Work on your Annotated Artifact (will be due Wed., 11/17.)
2) Start reviewing for the Unit Test (will be on Fri., 11/19.) The review sheet is in the left column under Ancient Middle East.

Due Mon., 11/15
1) Work on your Annotated Artifact (will be due Wed., 11/17.)
2) Start reviewing for the Unit Test (will be on Fri., 11/19.) The review sheet is in the left column under Ancient Middle East
Due Tues., 11/09
No homework

Due Tues., 11/09
No homework
Due Fri., 11/05
Answer questions on the reading on the Persian Empire from the AP textbook handout (see document below for questions.)
external image x-zip.png PersianEmpire.pages

Due Fri., 11/05
World Map Test
In class Wed., 11/03
1) Use online resources such as Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, CNN , or other sites to complete as much of the Election Results chart as possible, since some races ares still undecided. You may work with a partner.

2) Answer questions on the reading on the Persian Empire from the AP textbook handout (see document below for questions.) Complete this assignment for Friday.

In class Wed., 11/03
1) Use online resources such as Portland Press Herald,Bangor Daily News, CNN , or other sites to complete as much of the Election Results chart as possible, since some races ares still undecided. You may work with a partner.


2) Take the World Map Practice Test and study for Friday's Map Test.
Due Wed., 11/03
Follow the state & national election results.


Follow the state & national election results
Due Mon., 11/01
Annotated Artifact: Finish your first annotation ("Physical Characteristics") with in-text citations and a "Works Cited" list.


Annotated Artifact: Finish your first annotation ("Physical Characteristics") with in-text citations and a "Works Cited" list.
Due Thurs., 10/28
1) After finishing your map test, read the except from the Epic of Gilgamesh below, then go to your class blog via the yarmouthschools.org site and participate in the discussion there.
external image pdf.png Gilgamesh.pdf

2) Use information from the textbook to finish the Mesopotamian Civs chart for the Babylonian and Hittite civilizations. For both civilizations, include at least 3 dates on the timeline, list 2 contributions, and find 2 images (remember to cite your sources for images.)

Due Thurs., 10/28
1) Use information from the textbook to finish the Mesopotamian Civs chart for the Babylonian and Hittite civilizations. For both civilizations, include at least 3 dates on the timeline, list 2 contributions, and find 2 images (remember to cite your sources for images.)

2) Finish taking notes for your Annotated Artifact in the library.
Due Tues., 10/26
World Map Test - Review all the items from your freehand map assignment.

Due Tues., 10/26
Bring your textbook to class.
Due Fri., 10/22
Use information from the textbook to complete the section of the chart for Sumerian civilization. Include at least 8 contributions and 2 images. Remember to cite your sources for images.


Due Fri., 10/22
Use information from the textbook to complete the section of the chart for Sumerian civilization. Include at least 5 contributions and 2 images. Remember to cite your sources for images.

Due Wed. 10/20
1) Finish the Egypt timeline. If you can't sign in under the "dfarrington" username, try signing in with my email: david_farrington@yarmouth.k12.me.us
Password is still the same.
2) Create a Google drawing and insert an image of your assigned Ancient Artifact. Paste the URL address directly below the image. Save the drawing document as ClassPeriod.AnnotatedArtifact.lastname.

Due Wed. 10/20
1) Finish the Egypt timeline. If you can't sign in under the "dfarrington" username, try signing in with my email: david_farrington@yarmouth.k12.me.us
Password is still the same.
2) Create a Google drawing and insert an image of your assigned Ancient Artifact. Paste the URL address directly below the image. Save the drawing document as ClassPeriod.AnnotatedArtifact.lastname.
Due Mon. 10/18
Go to Preceden.com and log in with the username & password
you received in class. Create a new timeline named ClassPeriod.AncientEgypt.lastname. Create three "Layers" -
Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom. Using
information from textbook pages 47-51 and/or from your class presentation, add "Events" for the following items in the
appropriate location within the layers. Include in the “Notes”
section a brief explanation (max. 2 sentences.) For at least six
items, you should also include an image. {To add an image, copy and its URL address into the "Notes" with an exclamation point before and after the address.}

Unification of Egypt
Building of the Pyramids
Capture of Nubia
Hyksos invasion
Ahmose
Hatshepsut
Thutmose III
Akhenaton
Tutankhamen
Ramses II
Battle of Kadesh

Timeline will be graded on these criteria:
  • Items are placed accurately
  • Info is focused on key concepts
  • Spelling is correct
  • Images are relevant & a source is credited

Due Mon. 10/18

Add the red events from the list to your timeline for Thursday's class.
Go to Preceden.com and log in with the username & password
you received in class. Create a new timeline namedClassPeriod.AncientEgypt.lastname. Create three "Layers" -
Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom. Using
information from textbook pages 47-51 and/or from your class presentation, add "Events" for the following items in the
appropriate location within the layers. Include in the “Notes” For at least six
items, you should also include an image. {To add an image, copy and its URL address into the "Notes" with an exclamation point before and after the address.}
Unification of Egypt
Building of the Pyramids
Hyksos invasion
Ahmose
Hatshepsut
Thutmose III
Akhenaton
Tutankhamen
Ramses II
Due Tues. 10/12
Finish your Egypt slides.

Due Tues. 10/12
Finish your Egypt slides.
Due Thurs. 10/07
Freehand map due
Link for CIA World Factbook

Due Thurs. 10/07
No homework
Due Tues. 10/05
Start working on your freehand world map. The completed map will be due on Thursday.

Due Tues. 10/05
You will be responding to a writing prompt in class Tuesday. The topic is "the impact of geography on early civilizations." To prepare for this prompt, you should review your notes and the readings (see left column) so you will be able to incorporate evidence from at least 2 of the early civilizations (Egypt, Fertile Crescent, or China.)
Due 10/01
You will be responding to a writing prompt in class Friday. The topic is "the impact of geography on early civilizations." To prepare for this prompt, you should review your notes and the readings (see left column) so you will be able to incorporate evidence from at least 2 of the early civilizations.

Due Fri. 10/01
Read the document on China under "Early Civs" and use information from the reading to complete both sections of the chart for China.
Due Wed. 9/29
Current Events Quiz
Review your notes on these topics:
  • Timeline of U.S./Arab relations
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the lawmaking process (filibuster, etc.)
--from CNN Student News, Sept.17
  • Economy
  • Severe storms
--from CNN Student News, Sept. 27
  • Middle East tension (Israeli/Palestinian conflict)
  • Chilean miners rescue capsule
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Optional: Revise your Agricultural Revolution constrcuted response.

Due Wed. 9/29
Current Events Quiz
Review your notes on these topics:
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the lawmaking process (filibuster, etc.)
--from CNN Student News, Sept.17
  • Economy
  • Severe storms
--from CNN Student News, Sept. 27
  • Middle East tension (Israeli/Palestinian conflict)
  • Chilean miners rescue capsule
Due Mon. 9/27
1) Use the chart attached below to take notes on the impact of geography on the early civilization you were assigned. (The readings on each civilization are in the left column of this page under "EARLY CIVS.")


2) If you have time, read the article from 9/23 that you were not assigned before.

Due Mon. 9/27
1) Finish your document on the Stone Age site.
2) Read the document called "Egypt" (located in the left column of this page under "EARLY CIVS") and fill in the information for the first column on the attached chart.

Due Thurs. 9/23
  • Read your assigned article thoughtfully. (linked below)
  • Using your own words, summarize in 1 sentence the author's basic argument.
  • List several pieces of evidence the author uses to support that argument.




Create a document for your assigned Stone Age site (see list below.) On your document:

1) Paste an image of the site
2) List its basic characteristics (location, materials, size)
3) Describe how it was set up or arranged.
4) Explain at least one theory about how it was used in prehistoric times.
5) Cite all your sources.

  • Stonehenge (England)
  • Carnac stones (France)
  • Newgrange (Ireland)
  • Avebury (England)
  • Gobleki Tepe (Turkey)
Due Tues., 9/21
Go to the Agricultural Revolution module at this site and
read the following sections:
  • Hunting and Gathering, pages 1-4
  • Emergence of Agriculture, pages 1-6
  • Social Consequences, pages 1-4

Use information from this reading to help you compose a 250-300 word constructed response to this prompt:

How did the development of agriculture lead to revolutionary changes in human life?

Use Google docs and name this document B2(or B4).Agriculture.Lastname before sharing it with me.

Due Tues., 9/21
Read pages 29-31 in the textbook and make a list of at least 6 ways people's lives changed after the Neolithic Revolution. Use Google docs and name this document B5.Neolithic.Lastname.
Due Fri., 9/17
Read the attached excerpt from The Cave Painters by Gregory Curtis, then go to your class blog (check the documents in your Google account) and respond to the prompt there.


Due Fri., 9/17
Go to this site and read Lesson 1 about the Cave at Altamira. Then go to your Google docs account and open a new document. Answer questions 1-6 on that document, name it B5.Cave.yourlastname and share it with me.

1. Who was the first person in 1879 to realize that there were paintings in the Cave at Altamira?

2. What were the paintings of?

3. How old are the paintings?

4. Who painted them?

5. Name two interesting features of the paintings.

6. Which of the theories about the meaning of the paintings seems most plausible to you? Why?
Due Wed. 9/15
1) Finish watching the Roots of 9/11 video
2) Read "An Apology from an Arab" (see left column under-------9/11)
3) Complete the chart called "Explaining 9/11" found in your Google docs. Add info for all 4 sources, save a copy, name it "ClassPeriod.911chart.Yourlastname", [see below] and share it with me in Google docs.

Example of proper naming: 2B.911chart.Jones

If Google docs doesn't work use the Pages version of the chart linked below.



Due Wed. 9/15
1) Watch the rest of the Roots of 9/11 video (about 30 minutes)
2) Finish the section entitled "Causes of 9/11 attacks" under the Roots of 9/11 on the Causes of 9/11 chart called "Explaining 9/11" found in your Google docs. Save the document with the name "ClassPeriod.911chart.Yourlastname" [see below] and share it with me in Google docs.

Example of proper naming: 2B.911chart.Jones

NOTE: If Google docs doesn't work use the Pages version of the chart linked below.


Due Mon. 9/13
Read the first two documents under 9/11 in the left column of this page. For each document, write the following:
  1. A 75-100 word summary of the author's explanation of why terrorists attacked the U.S. on 9/11 and how the U.S. should respond.
  2. One "key quotation" that illustrates the author's argument.
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Please print your completed assignment.

Due Mon. 9/13
Read the first document under 9/11 in the left column of this page. After reading it, write the following:
  1. A 75-100 word summary of the author's explanation of why terrorists attacked the U.S. on 9/11 and how the U.S. should respond.
  2. One "key quotation" that illustrates the author's argument.
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Please print your completed assignment.
Due Thurs. 9/9
1) Read pages 20-29 in the textbook and examine the chart on p. 30.
2) Either by hand or using the Google Drawing tool (or Pages if you can't access Google docs) create an illustrated, annotated diagram that features the following hominids:

  1. australopithecus
  2. homo habilis
  3. homo erectus
  4. Neanderthals
  5. homo sapiens sapiens

For each hominid species, be sure to include the following:

  • an image (with the source cited)
  • approximate dates
  • physical characteristics
  • noteworthy skills or abilities

Please print your diagram and bring it to class. YOU WILL HAVE A SHORT QUIZ IN CLASS OVER THIS INFORMATION. You will NOT be able to look at your diagram.

Due Thurs. 9/9
1) Read pages 20-29 in the textbook and examine the chart on p. 30.
2) Either by hand or using the Google Drawing tool (or Pages if you can't access Google docs) create an illustrated, annotated diagram that features the following hominids:

  1. australopithecus
  2. homo habilis
  3. homo erectus
  4. Neanderthals
  5. homo sapiens sapiens

For each hominid species, be sure to include the following:

  • an image (with the source cited)
  • approximate dates
  • physical characteristics
  • noteworthy skills or abilities

Please print your diagram and bring it to class. YOU WILL HAVE A SHORT QUIZ IN CLASS OVER THIS INFORMATION. You will be able to look at your diagram.
Due Tues. 9/7
Read Genesis 1-11 and respond to questions 1 through 8 with 1-2 sentences each. For the bulleted questions, jot down some notes so you will be prepared to participate in class discussion.

Due Tues. 9/7
Finish your Gathering Blue constructed response on the theme you've chosen.
Due Thurs. 9/2
1) Write your introductory letter
external image x-zip.png OpeningLetter.odt

2) Choose one of the 4 concepts from Gathering Blue
and review your notes to be sure you can identify some specific passages from the book that deal with that theme. You will be writing a timed constructed in class. Be sure to bring your book to class!

Due Thurs. 9/2
1) Write your introductory letter
external image x-zip.png OpeningLetter.odt

2) Choose one of the 4 concepts from Gathering Blue and review your notes to be sure you can identify some specificpassages from the book that deal with that theme. You will be starting work on a constructed next class. Be sure to bring your book to class!






NAVIGATION

GOOGLE DOCS

www.yarmouthschools.org

NEWSCASTER
CNN Student News
Newscaster Presentation Dates
Overview & resources

Period 2 Blue
Period 4 Blue
Period 5 Blue
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HONORS FINAL REVIEW

Rome Review images
Medieval/Renaissance images

MFA TRIP


http://www.mfa.org/collections


RENAISSANCE


MIDDLE AGES

ROME



ANCIENT GREECE










ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST





Egypt presentation (CP)
Egypt presentations (Honors)
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EARLY CIVS







Lascaux cave


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