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Welcome to Mr. Farrington's WORLD HISTORY to 1600 assignment page


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COLLEGE PREP SECTIONS


HONORS SECTIONS






Wed., 06/09 (2B)
-News Quiz (2B) - Brittany, Nick W., Nick L.



Fri., 06/04 (5W)
Mon., 06/07 (5B)
-OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT
See Raphael's School of Athens and also here.
Create an annotated artwork for the "School of Athens" by copying & pasting the picture then choosing any 3 figures in the painting (other than Plato or Aristotle) and explaining who each of the three was and why you think Raphael chose to include him in the group.

Mon., 06/07 (5B)
Tues., 06/08 (2W)
Read the excerpt from Machiavelli's The Prince (textbook pages 426-429) and respond to the following in 250-300 words:

How does Machiavelli's approach to politics illustrate the Renaissance effort to understand the world as it really is?
Wed., 06/02 (5W)
Thurs., 06/03 (2B)
-Europe map quiz - second try (2B)
-Read p. 32-37 in "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting." Choose one of the five 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 document and add annotations that show how this piece illustrates the characteristics of early Renaissance art that are described in the reading.

Thurs., 06/03 (5B)
Fri., 06/04 (2W)
1) News Quiz (5B - Sophia & Jake)
2) OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT: Read the excerpt from The Da Vinci Code and Elizabeth Lev's short essay "Leonardo's Real Intention."
  • Use the document below or create your own to annotate the alleged "clues" in da Vinci's Last Supper. For a zoomable image go here.
  • Write a paragraph that explains the "secret" the painting reveals (according to the novel) and summarizes Lev's response.

Tues., 06/01 (2B)
Europe map quiz - The countries can be found here.
There are some good map review games here.


In-class:
  • 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 document and add annotations that show how this piece illustrates the characteristics of early Renaissance art that are described in the reading.

Tues., 06/01 (5B)
Wed., 06/02 (2W)
Read p. 34-37 in "The Renaissance" packet. Go to your class blog at yarmouthschools.org and post your response to the prompt that appears there.
Thurs., 05/27 (2B)
Fri., 05/28 (2W)
Use the readings in the packet to find 10 specific examples of how the movie is accurate in the way it depicts either
  • Joan of Arc's life story
  • the 100 Years' War
  • life in the Middle Ages.

Use specific quotes from the reading and describe specific scenes from the movie,
EXTRA CREDIT: Add an example of something depicted inaccurately in the movie.

Thurs., 05/27 (5B)
Fri., 05/28 (2W)
-Quiz on Map of Europe (second try)
-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 document and add annotations that show how this piece illustrates the characteristics of early Renaissance art that are described in the reading.
Tues., 05/25 (2B)
Wed., 05/26 (2W)
News Quiz (2B - Eman & Sam)
• (2B) Map of 100 Years' War (use textbook and link in the left column under "Middle Ages"
• (5W) Europe map quiz - The countries can be found here.
There are some good map review games here.

Tues., 05/25 (5B)
News Quiz (5 Blue - Kevin & Sophia)
Quiz on Map of Europe (first try) Most of the countries are found here.
There are some good map review games here.
Fri., 05/21 (2B)
Mon., 05/24 (5W)
Finish your Student-Led Conference piece for World History.

Fri., 05/21 (5B)
Mon., 05/24 (2W)
Read the Chapter 12 packet and complete the assignment attached below.

Wed., 05/19 (2B)
Thurs., 05/20 (5W
Read the second section of the packet on Joan of Arc (start on p. 174 "Chapter XIV - The Hundred Years' War.") Take notes on these topics:
  • Causes of the Hundred Years War
  • Major battles
  • Joan of Arc's role in the war








Mon., 05/17 (2B)
Tues., 05/18(5W)
Read about the Crusades on textbook pages 318-321, then answer the following:
  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.)

Mon., 05/17 (5B)
Tues., 05/18 (2W)
Read the "Reconquista and Crusades" packet and complete the attached assignment.

Mon., 05/10 (5W)
Tues., 05/11 (2B)
Bring 2 PRINTED COPIES of your assigned MFA annotated artwork.

Mon., 05/10 (2W)
Tues., 05/11 (5B)
-News Quiz (5 Blue)
-Bring 2 PRINTED COPIES of your assigned MFA annotated artwork.
Thurs., 05/06 (2W)
Fri., 05/07 (5B)
1) If you have not handed in the annotated MFA Altarpiece, please PRINT and bring it.
2) Complete a draft Annotated Art for your assigned individual MFA object. You do NOT have to print this yet.

Thurs., 05/06 (2W)
Fri., 05/07 (5B)
1) If you have not handed in the annotated MFA Altarpiece, please PRINT and bring it.
2) Complete a draft Annotated Art for your assigned individual MFA object. You do NOT have to print this yet.
Tues., 05/04 (5W)
Wed., 05/05 (2B)
MFA Altarpiece


Create an annotated art work for the altarpiece from the MFA. (You should have at least 3 annotations in text boxes for this piece. Use the information on the MFA site as the starting point for your research on the altarpiece but consult other sources too.)

One possibility is to write annotations about some of the saints depicted in the piece. 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) and see if you can figure out where they are on the altarpiece and include an annotation about who they were and what they were known for.

Illustrated Guide to Saints
Symbols of the Saints in Art

Tues., 05/04 (2W)
Wed., 05/05 (5B)
MFA Altarpiece


Create an annotated art work for the altarpiece from the MFA. (You should have at least 4 annotations in text boxes for this piece. Use the information on the MFA site as the starting point for your research on the altarpiece but consult other sources too.)

One possibility is to write annotations about some of the saints depicted in the piece. 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) and see if you can figure out where they are on the altarpiece and include an annotation about who they were and what they were known for.

Illustrated Guide to Saints
Symbols of the Saints in Art
Fri., 04/30 (5W)
Mon., 05/03 (2B)
Read pages 26-29 of the medieval art & architecture packet and answer the questions from the front page on Romanesque and Gothic art.

Fri., 04/30 (2W)
Mon., 05/03 (5B)
-News Quiz (5 Blue)
-Read the packet on medieval art & architecture and answer the questions from the front page. There will also be a visual quiz on the differences between Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Wed., 04/28 (5W)
Thurs., 04/29 (2B)
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.



Wed., 04/28 (2W)
Thurs., 04/29 (5B)
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?

Please create all the graphic organizers on the same document to be submitted by email.
Wed., 04/14 (5W)
Thurs., 04/15 (2B)
SOCRATIC SEMINAR:
Wednesday, April 14 (5 White)
Thursday, April 15 (2 Blue)

Read the document below and be prepared to share your response:


Wed., 04/14 (2W)
Thurs., 04/15 (5B)
SOCRATIC SEMINAR:
Wednesday, April 14 (2 White, 4 White)
Thursday, April 15 (5 Blue)

Read the document below and be prepared to share your response:

Mon., 04/12 (5W)
Your assignment involves finding and sharing a recent news story that shows how religion has an effect on people's lives in the world today.

These sites have a good selection of up to date articles for you to consider:

Religion Review
Religion News Service
Latest 10 Religion News Headlines

After finding an article, post a comment under the "Religion in the News" topic on your class blog. Within your comment please:
  • Include the title of the article
  • paste a link to the article itself, and
  • write a 125-150 word summary of the article.

After posting your comment, choose at least one classmate's post, read their summary, use the link they provide to read their full article, then reply to their summary comment by posting something new (an example, an interesting quotation, etc.) that adds to their summary of the article.

Mon., 04/12 (2W)
Your assignment involves finding and sharing a recent news story that shows how religion has an effect on people's lives in the world today.

These sites have a good selection of up to date articles for you to consider:

Religion Review
Religion News Service
Latest 10 Religion News Headlines

After finding an article, post a comment under the "Religion in the News" topic on your class blog. Within your comment please:
  • Include the title of the article
  • paste a link to the article itself, and
  • write a 125-150 word summary of the article.

After posting your comment, choose at least one classmate's post, read their summary, use the link they provide to read their full article, then reply to their summary comment by posting something new (an example, an interesting quotation, etc.) that adds to their summary of the article.
Tues., 04/13 (2B)
News Quiz (Brandon & Ally)
Read the short collection of proverbs & parables from the major world religions in the document below. Find a common theme that appears in at least 3 traditions, give the theme a title (for example, "Generosity") and copy the sayings from each tradition under the title.


Tues., 04/13 (5B)
Thurs., 04/08 (2W)
News Quiz (Asa & Brittany)
In the religion readings packet (or in the document below) read the "Proverbs/Parables" section for each of the 5 religions. Find 2 common themes that appear in the sayings of at least 2 or 3 traditions, give each theme a title (for example, "Generosity") and copy the sayings from each tradition under the title.


Fri., 04/02 (2W)
Mon., 04/05 (2B)
Read pages 270-276 in the textbook, then make an annotated timeline of the early history of Islam that names and describes one important event that took place for the following years:
A.D. 570, 610, 613, 622, 624, 630, 632

Tues., 04/06 (2W)
Fri., 04/09 (5B)
Nine Muslims, in their own words, reveal a creative convergence of Islamic spirituality and American identity that is unfolding, largely unnoticed, in the United States ... giving shape to the nature and meaning of Muslim identity, and sharing how tricky it can be to unravel Islamic religious tradition from the many cultural traditions.

Your assignment is to go to the site for Living Islam and listen to the episode. [You can either listen via RealAudio or download an mp3 and use iTunes.] After listening, participate in the discussion on your class blog. Here are a couple of focus questions for the discussion to keep in mind as you listen:

  • What unique challenges are Muslims in the U.S. facing?
  • In what ways are Muslims finding themselves "at home" in the U.S?
Living Islam
Wed., 03/31 (5W)
Thurs., 04/01 (2B)
1) News Quiz

2) Return signed field trip permission form and $4.

3) Prominent Christians: For this assignment, you will be researching a leader who has influenced the history of Christianity. Choose one of the people from the list of names below and email me your choice by Monday.

You must utilize at least 2 sources of information to collect some notes on the basics of their life and accomplishments. After you have gathered the information, choose a specific time in the person's life when they faced an important decision or did something significant because of their religious faith. You will be writing the transcript of an "interview" with your person set at that specific time (400-500 words total.) See the brief example in the document below. Be sure the interview clearly connects their decisions & actions with their religious faith.

If appropriate, include an epilogue - a short final paragraph that provides additional information (for example, how the action they took resulted in something important happening.)

Finally, give credit to the sources you consulted for information, using proper citation format.


Wed., 03/31 (2W)
Thurs., 04/01 (5B)
1) News Quiz (2 White)

2) Return signed field trip permission form and $4.

3) Read pages 270-276 in the textbook, then make an annotated timeline of the early history of Islam that places and describes important events that took place in the following years:
A.D. 570, 610, 613, 622, 624, 630, 632



Mon., 03/29 (2W)
Tues., 03/30 (5B)
News Quiz (5 Blue)

Read the selection from Chapter 6 in the AP textbook then post a thorough response to each of the review questions using the Google form in your email. [I recommend that you compose your responses first on a document then copy & paste them into the form.]
Thurs., 03/25 (5W)
Fri., 03/26 (2B
Read Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" on the attached document, then go to your class blog at yarmouthschools.org and participate in the online discussion.


Thurs., 03/25 (2W)
Fri., 03/26 (5B)
Read Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" on pages 12-14 of the "Readings in World Religions" packet (or on the attcahed document), then go to your class blog at yarmouthschools.org and participate in the online discussion.

Tues., 03/23 (5W)
Wed., 03/24 (2B)
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

Tues., 03/23 (2W)
Wed., 03/24 (5B)
Read about the origins of Christianity in the textbook, pages 171-174 (including the "Characteristics of Christianity" on p. 174) AND the section on Christianity in the Roman Religion packet (pages 286- 289.) You will have a quick matching quiz on these terms:
  • messiah
  • Jesus
  • Pontius Pilate
  • disciples
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • martyrs
  • Constantine
  • bishop
  • pope
  • New Testament
  • Trinity
Fri., 03/19 (5W)
Mon., 03/22 (2B)
News Quiz (5 White)
Read pages 277-279 in the handout on Roman religions, then
  • identify 3 unfamiliar terms, write out their definitions, and cite the sources you used
  • write a one-sentence description of the basic Roman attitudes about religion.

Fri., 03/19 (2W)
Mon., 03/22 (5B)
Read the "Abraham and the Covenant" story in the religion reader then go to your class blog in www.yarmouthschools.org and complete the assignment posted there.
Wed., 03/17 (5W)
Read about the origins of Judaism in the textbook, pages 83-86. Write a summary paragraph in which you use all of the following terms:

monotheism
prophets
covenant
Abraham
exodus
Moses
David
Jerusalem
Solomon
exile
Diaspora
Jewish Scriptures

Wed., 03/03(2W)
Thurs., 03/18 (5B)
1) News Quiz (5 Blue)
2) Read pages 277-286 in the handout on Roman religions (stop right before the section on Christianity.) Use the information you've read to construct a response to this prompt:

Describe the overall Roman policy on religion and use 3 specific examples to illustrate; one example must involve Judaism.
Mon., 03/15(5W)
Tues., 03/16 (2B)
News Quiz (2 Blue)
Go to the site linked below and read the sections entitled Introduction, History, and Religion. This will give you some background on the Tibetan situation.
BBC Inside Tibet



Thurs., 03/11 (5W)
Fri., 03/12 (2B)
News Quiz
Read the section on "Roman Architecture" on pages 109-120 in the handout. You will be using the concepts listed below to complete an architectural identification activity in class on Thursday.
  • 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

Fri., 03/12 (5B)
Mon., 03/15 (2W)
1) Go to the site linked below and read the sections entitled Introduction, History, and Religion. This will give you some background on the Tibetan situation.
BBC Inside Tibet

2) Then read a short interview with the Dalai Lama at this site:
Dalai Lama interview
Wed., 03/10 (2B)
List of Emperors

Use World Book Online (username: yarmouth password: clipper) to search for information on your assigned emperor. Create a document and list the following info:
  • Years of his reign
  • How he came to power
  • A major issue or challenge he faced
  • What he is most remembered for
Then add at least two images associated with his reign. {Be sure to cite your sources for the images.}


Wed., 03/10 (5B)
Thurs., 03/11 (2W)
Read the packet "Age of the Conquerors: Roman Art" and focus on these items in preparation for a quiz.
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

For your assigned Roman emperor, create a document that includes at least one image and information that addresses:

  • Years of his reign
  • How he came to power
  • The major issues/challenges in the empire at the time
  • What he is most remembered for

Online index of Roman emperors
Tues., 03/09 (5W)
News Quiz

Fri., 03/05 (2W)
Mon., 03/08 (5B)
News Quiz (5 Blue)
Use any reliable source to help you compose a paragraph that answers the question: How did Octavian gain power after Caesar's assassination?
Be sure to cite your source(s)
Wed., 03/03(5W)
Thurs., 03/04 (2B)
News Quiz

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

Wed., 03/03(2W)
Thurs., 03/04 (5B)
Read the handouts 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
Tues., 03/02 (2B)
Mon., 03/01(5W)
Use textbook pages 159-162 to take notes on the main points for the topics in the handout.

Tues. 03/02 (5B)
Mon., 03/01(2W)
Finish reading Bleynat's "Remembering the Roman Republic," then listen to this 10 minute interview with Thomas Madden, author of the book Empires of Trust.

Write a one-page response in which you identify 3 or 4 points on which Madden and Bleynat either agree or disagree about the parallels between Rome and America.
Wed., 02/24 (2B)
Thurs., 02/25 (5W)
Read textbook pages 159-161.

Wed., 02/24 (5B)
Thurs., 02/25 (2W)
Read pages 1-11 of the attached article by Edward Bleynat.

Identify the most convincing parallel the author draws between Rome and America and the least convincing. Explain each choice.
Thurs., Feb. 11 (5W)
Legends of Rome's founding. 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 document
  • 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.

Thurs., Feb., 11 (2W)
Rome reading packet. 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 document.
IN CLASS -
MONDAY FEB. 8
You have 2 assignments to work on and you may choose which to do first. Whatever you are unable to finish during class should be done as homework for Wednesday.

1) Ancient Rome Map: Open the document below then use the links and the maps on textbook pages 156, 165, and 177 to complete the large map handout.

Online maps of Rome
Another map
Map with natural features

2) Legends of Rome's founding. 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 document
  • 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.

IN CLASS -
MONDAY FEB. 8
You have 2 assignments to work on and you may choose which to do first. Whatever you are unable to finish during class should be done as homework for Wednesday.

1) Ancient Rome Map: Open the document below then use the links and the maps on textbook pages 156, 165, and 177 to complete the large map handout.

Online maps of Rome
Another map
Map with natural features

2) Rome reading packet. 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 document.
Thurs., Feb. 4 (2B)
Fri., Feb. 5 (5W)
GREECE UNIT TEST


Thurs., Feb. 4 (5B)
Fri., Feb. 5 (2W)
GREECE UNIT TEST

Tues., Feb. 2 (2B)
Wed., Feb. 3 (5W)
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

Greece Unit Test will be on Thursday (Blue Day) or Friday (White Day.)

Tues., Feb. 3 (5B)
Wed., Feb. 3 (2W)
Read the handout from the AP textbook on "Alexander & Hellenism" and complete the study questions from the attached document.


Greece Unit Test will be on Thursday (Blue Day) or Friday (White Day.)
Fri., Jan. 29 (2B)
Mon., Feb. 1 (2W)
  • News quiz (2 Blue)
  • Read "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato (pink 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.

Extra credit if you use the Comic Life application to create your cartoon.
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Fri., Jan. 29 (5B)
Mon., Feb. 1 (2W)
  • News quiz (5 Blue)
  • Read "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato (green handout.) Summarize the story by drawing a cartoon consisting of 4 to 6 panels. [You may use Comic Life if you prefer.] 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.



Wed., Jan. 27 (2B)
Thurs., Jan. 28 (2W)
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.

external image pdf.png PericlesFuneralOration.pdf
external image pdf.png BushAddress.pdf
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No new homework, but your greecebook page should be completed if you did not finish it in class.


No new homework, but your greecebook page should be completed if you did not finish it in class.
Thurs., Jan. 21 (2B)
Fri., Jan. 22(2W)
Write a three-paragraph draft of the "About Me" section for your Great Greek.
  • First paragraph = a short overview of whatever is known about your background (place of birth, education, etc.)
  • Second paragraph = Major events & accomplishments
  • Third paragraph = Lasting contribution
Remember to write in first person and to include in-text citations and a list of Works Cited. [See the attached rubric under "Ancient Greece" in the left column of this page.] Any additional research necessary to complete this assignment should be done prior to class.

For help with citations, visit this site:
YHS Library MLA Citation Guide

Thurs., Jan. 21 (5B)
Fri., Jan. 22(2W)
1) Revise your Great Greeks "About me" as needed.

2) Read the AP textbook handout p. 72-74 and respond to the following:
  • List and describe 3 specific examples of how Athens began to act like an empire.
  • Choose 3 events that influenced the outcome of the Peloponnesian War and describe each in a sentence.
Tues., Jan. 19 (2B)
Wed., Jan. 20 (5W)
1) News Quiz (5 White)
2) Read the handout "Democracy in Athens" (both front & back.) Choose any 5 unique terms used in the article (for example, "strategoi") and explain what each term means based on your reading.

Tues., Jan. 19 (5B)
Wed., Jan. 20 (2W)
1) News Quiz (5 Blue)
2) Write a three-paragraph draft of the "My Biography" section for your Great Greek. Remember to write in first person and to include in-text citations and a list of Works Cited. [See the attached rubric under "Ancient Greece" in the left column of this page.] Any additional research necessary to complete this assignment should be done prior to class.

For help with citations, visit this site:
YHS Library MLA Citation Guide
Thurs., Jan. 14 (2B)
Fri., Jan. 15 (2W)
News Quiz (2 Blue)

Thurs., Jan, 14 (5B)
Fri., Jan. 15 (2W)
Answer the questions below based on a reading of The Democratic Experiment by Professor Paul Cartledge.

1. The author mentions numerous individuals who played a role in the development of democracy in Athens: Solon, Cleisthenes, Ephialtes, and Pericles. Choose one of them, do some quick research, and write 2-3 sentences explaining his contribution. [Be sure to cite your source.]

2. Identify & explain each of the "three key differences" beween Athenian and American systems of democracy.

3. Briefly describe the Athenian practice of "ostracism" and identify the American whose name you would choose to write down if we were to adopt this practice.

BONUS: Professor Cartledge refers at one point to "the increasingly harsh rule of Peisistratus' eldest son." Name that son and identify where in this unit we have previously encountered him.
Tues., Jan. 12 (2B)
Wed., Jan. 13 (5W)
Continue work on your Great Greeks research:
1) Finish the notes from your online encyclopedia source.
2) Find another online source and complete a notesheet for that source (remember to use MLA format for the web citation.)

Tues., Jan. 12 (5B)
Wed., Jan. 13 (2W)
1) News quiz (5 Blue)
2) Continue work on your Great Greeks research:
  • Finish the notes from your online encyclopedia source.
  • Find another online source and complete a notesheet for that source (remember to use MLA format for the web citation.)
Fri., Jan. 8 (2B)
Mon., Jan. 11 (5W)
Watch this short video on Greek sculpture and complete the worksheet below. [NOTE: It will be helpful to open the worksheet first and read through it so you know what to be looking for as you watch.]


Fri., Jan. 8 (5B)
Mon., Jan. 11 (2W)
Read p. 89-104 in the "Greek Art" packet. Prepare for a quiz to include 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
OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT

Due Jan. 15
Choose one of the articles below. Read it, then prepare a brief report that includes the following:
  • Author & title
  • A 1-sentence statement of the thesis or main argument of the article
  • A 150-200 word summary of the article
  • Three interesting facts from the article







OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT

Due Jan. 15
Choose one of the articles below. Read it, then prepare a brief report that includes the following:
  • Full MLA citation for the article (you may need to use the MARVEL database to find this.)
  • A 1-sentence statement of the thesis or main argument of the article
  • A 250-300 word summary of the article
  • Three interesting facts from the article.

external image pdf.png DelphicOracle.pdf
external image pdf.png MathematicalGreece.pdf
external image pdf.png Thermopylae.pdf
external image pdf.png WomenInAthens.pdf


Wed., 12/16(5W)
Thurs., 12/17 (2B)
1) (Period 2 Blue only) News Quiz
2) (Both classes) Download and read the document on the Persian Wars. Use the information in the reading to create a 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!


Wed., 12/16 (2W)
Tues., 12/15 (5B)
1) (Period 5 Blue only) News Quiz
2) (Both classes) Download and read the document on the Persian Wars. Use the information in the reading to create a 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!

Mon., 12/14 (5W)
Tues., 12/15 (2B)


Mon., 12/14 (2W)
Tues., 12/15 (5B)
1) News quiz
2) Read textbook pages 115-119. Use Pages to create a table that compares Sparta and Athens in their location, ancestry, system of government, educational system, and culture.
Thurs., 12/10 (5W)
1) News quiz (Period 5 White)
2) Read textbook pages 115-119. Use Pages to create a table that compares Sparta and Athens in their location, people, values, government, educational system, and culture.



Tues., 12/08(5W)
Fri., 12/11 (2B)
Read pages 112-114 in the textbook. Take notes on the following terms:
  • polis
  • citizens
  • colonies
  • aristocrats
  • oligarchy
  • democracy
3) Bring your textbook to class.

Tues., 12/08(2W)
Fri., 12/11 (5B)
1) News quiz

2) Read textbook pages 112-114 and the attached short article on the polis.
Take notes on important concepts.


3) Bring your textbook to class.
Fri., 12/04(5W)
Mon., 12/07 (2B)
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

Fri., 12/04(2W)
Mon., 12/07 (5B)
1) News quiz (5 Blue)
2) Read pages 106-111 in the textbook. You have a choice of how to demonstrate your understanding of the following terms:
  • Crete
  • Minoans
  • Mycenaeans
  • "dark age"
  • Homer
  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Trojan horse
  • Zeus
  • Apollo

You may either 1) ake a short quiz in class or 2) bring a rhymed poem that incorporates all the terms accurately.
Wed., 12/02(5W)
Thurs., 12/03 (2B)
1) Use the online maps linked below to help you complete the outline map of Ancient Greece.

Greece maps link

2) Read "The Legacy of Greece" (handed out in class.) Choose 3 specific Greek contributions from different categories (Language, Art and architecture, etc.) Create a document 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:

Wed., 12/02(2W)
Thurs., 12/03 (5B)
1) News quiz (Period 2 White only)

2) Use the online maps linked below to help you complete the outline map of Ancient Greece.

Greece maps link

3) Read "The Legacy of Greece" (handed out in class.) Choose 5 specific Greek contributions from different categories (Language, Art and architecture, etc.) Create a document 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:
Mon., 11/23(2W)
Tues., 11/24 (5B)
UNIT TEST
Use the crossword puzzle, AMEKeynote & notes, and document below to prepare.


Mon., 11/23(5W)
Tues., 11/24 (2B)
UNIT TEST (Period 5 Blue test = Dec. 1)
Use the crossword puzzle, AMEKeynote & notes, and document below to prepare.

Wed., 11/18 (2B)
Bring your textbook to class

Wed., 11/18 (5B)
Complete the attached homework on the Phoenicians and Lydians.

Mon., 11/16 (2B)
Tues., 11/17(2W)
Read about the Israelites in the textbook, pages 83-86. Take notes on the following terms for a short matching quiz. You will be able to use your notes:

monotheism
prophets
covenant
Abraham
exodus
Moses
David
Jerusalem
Solomon
exile
Diaspora
Jewish Scriptures

Mon., 11/16 (5B)
Tues., 11/17(2W)
1) News quiz
2) Read about the Israelites in the textbook, pages 83-86. Take notes on the following terms for a short matching quiz:

monotheism
prophets
covenant
Abraham
exodus
Moses
David
Jerusalem
Solomon
exile
Diaspora
Jewish Scriptures
Thurs., 11/05 (2B)
Fri.,10/23 (5W)
1) Your final Annotated Artifact is due. Your document should include
  • Page 1: an image (with source cited) and at least 3 annotations (with in-text citations)
  • Page 2: a full bibliography that follows MLA format.
You do NOT need to print the document before class.

2) Textbook homework on the Persian Empire is also due (see document below.)


Thurs., 11/05 (5B)
Fri.,10/23 (2W)
1) Your final Annotated Artifact is due. Your document should include
  • Page 1: an image (with source cited) and at least 4 annotations (with in-text citations)
  • Page 2: a full bibliography that follows MLA format.
You do NOT need to print the document before class.

2) AP textbook homework on the Persian Empire is also due (see document below.)

In class Thursday & Friday
You will be working in the library for the first part of the period, then coming back to the classroom to add to your annotations. For class next Mon./Tues. you should have your document created with an image and at least 3 draft annotations. Refer to the Sample Annotations document in the left column for a model.

In class Thursday & Friday
You will be working in the library for the first part of the period, then coming back to the classroom to add to your annotations. For class next Mon./Tues. you should have your document created with an image and at least 4 draft annotations. Refer to the Sample Annotations document in the left column for a model.
Wed., 11/04(5W)
Thurs., 11/05 (2B)
Prepare one draft annotation for your artifact. Include a heading (e.g., "Physical Characteristics"), detailed explanation, and a parenthetical in-text citation for each source used. [See sample annotations by opening the document in the left column under "Ancient Middle East."]

Wed., 11/04(2W)
Thurs., 11/05 (5B)
1) News Quiz (both classes)
2) Prepare two draft annotations for your artifact. For each, include a heading (e.g., "Physical Characteristics"), detailed explanation, and a parenthetical in-text citation for each source used. [See sample annotations by opening the document in the left column under "Ancient Middle East."]
Mon., 11/02 (5W)
Tues., 11/03 (2B)
1) News Quiz (Period 5 White only)
2) Go to this page that has info and articles about the ballot questions that Maine voters will be deciding on election day. Then:
  • Choose any 2 of the questions and use the Voter Guide and the articles to help you decide how you would vote on each.
  • Write a paragraph each for both of your choices explaining how you would vote and why.
  • Both paragraphs must include specific evidence from an article. Include an in-text citation using MLA format. (See your English binder.)

Mon., 11/02 (2W)
Tues., 11/03 (5B)
Go to this page that has info and articles about the ballot questions that Maine voters will be deciding on election day. Then:
  • Choose any 4 of the questions and use the Voter Guide and the articles to help you decide how you would vote on each.
  • Write a paragraph for each of your choices explaining how you would vote and why.
  • Each paragraph must include specific evidence from an article. Include an in-text citation using MLA format. (See your English binder.)
Thurs., 10/29(5W)
Fri., 10/30 (2B)
Use information from the textbook to complete the charts for Babylonian and Hittite civilizations. Include at least 3 dates on the timeline, 2 contributions, and 2 images (remember to cite your sources for images.)


Thurs., 10/29(2W)
Fri., 10/30 (5B)
Read the Epic of Gilgamesh, then go to your class blog via the yarmouthschools.org site and participate in the discussion there.

Tues., 10/27(5W)
Wed., 10/28 (5B)
Period 5 White - News quiz

No additional assignment

Tues., 10/27(2W)
Wed., 10/28 (5B)
1) Create a timeline that spans the civilizations of the Sumerians (p. 58-61), Babylonians (63-64), and Hittites (p.88.) Your timeline should include at least 10 events and at least 3 images. (Be sure to cite sources for any images found online.)
2) Period 2 White - News quiz
Fri.,10/23 (5W)
Mon., 10/26 (2B)
Read the chapter linked below and write a paragraph that explains how the art & architecture of ancient Egypt reflect the culture's beliefs about the afterlife. Give at least 3 specific examples.



Fri.,10/23 (2W)
Mon., 10/26(5B)
Read the chapter on "Egyptian Art" found in your yarmouthschools.org account. As you read, look for evidence of what ancient Egyptian art and architecture tells us about that civilization. Compose a paragraph in which you cite specific artworks and/or artifacts that illustrate particular aspects of the beliefs, system of government, and economy of ancient Egypt.
Wed., 10/21(5W)
Thurs., 10/22 (2B)
1) Read textbook pages 44-53 and complete the attached assignment on Egypt.


2) Period 5 White - News quiz
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Wed., 10/21(2W)
Thurs., 10/22 (5B)
Read textbook pages 44-53 and complete the attached assignment on Egypt.


Mon., 10/19(5W)
Tues., 10/20 (2B)
1) In-class prompt on the impact of geography on early civilizations (review your notes and the relevant "First Civilizations" readings in the left column.)

White Period 5: Study Indus and one other of your choosing.

Blue Period 2: Study Fertile Crescent and one other of your choosing.

Focus on these questions:
  • What were the main geographical features? (Rivers, mountains, deserts, climate, etc.)
  • How did these affect the civilization that developed? (Consider its agricultural practices, government, religion, writing system, etc.)

You may use your notes to help you write the essay.

2) BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS!

Mon., 10/19(2W)
Tues., 10/20 (5B)
1) News quiz- Review the presentation from your class under "Newscaster" in the left column.
2) In-class prompt on the impact of geography on early civilizations (review your notes and the four "First Civilizations" readings in the left column.) Focus on these questions:
  • What were the main geographical features? (Rivers, mountains, deserts, climate, etc.)
  • How did these affect the civilization that developed? (Consider its agricultural practices, government, religion, writing system, etc.)
Fri., 10/16 (2B)
Thurs., 10/15(5W)
1) World Map Test - use the practice test for review
2) Bring your completed freehand map to turn in.

Fri., 10/16 (5B)
Thurs., 10/15(2W)
1) World Map Test - use the practice test fpr review. [Remember, spelling counts!]
2) Bring your completed freehand map & printed paragraphs to turn in.
Fri., 10/09 (2B)
Tues., 10/13(5W)
Finish the freehand map.

Fri., 10/09 (5B)
Tues., 10/13(2W)
Finish the freehand map, including the paragraphs with statistical info from the CIA World Factbook.
Wed., 9/23 (2B)
Thurs., 9/24 (5W)
Complete at least half of the freehand map. (Bring your partially completed map to class.) Complete map is due Friday/Tuesday.


Wed., 9/23 (5B)
Thurs., 9/24 (2W)
Complete at least half of the freehand map. (Bring your partially completed map to class.) Complete map is due Friday/Tuesday.

Mon., 10/05 (2B)
Tues., 10/06 (5W)
Complete the seminar reflection.


Mon., 10/05 (5B)
Tues., 10/06(2W)
Complete the seminar reflection.

Thurs., 10/1 (2B)
Fri., 10/2 (5W)
Socratic Seminar in class

Use the docs listed in the left column under "Socratic Seminar" to help you prepare.

Thurs., 10/1 (5B)
Fri.,10/2 (2W)
Socratic Seminar in class

Use the docs listed in the left column under "Socratic Seminar" to help you prepare.
Tues., 9/29 (2B)
Wed., 9/30(5W)
No homework

Optional reading:


Tues., 9/29 (5B)
Wed., 9/30(2W)
No homework

Optional reading:

Fri., 9/25 (2B)
Mon., 9/28(5W)
Read the article that is attached below to learn about the discovery of prehistoric paintings in the Lascaux Cave. After reading, go to the official Lascaux site and "explore" the cave and its paintings.
Then:
  • Choose one of the paintings you find especially interesting
  • Paste its picture into a document
  • Write a brief explanation of why you chose this one.


Fri., 9/25 (5B)
Mon., 9/28(2W)
1) Read pages 80-91 of the attached excerpt from The Cave Painters by Gregory Curtis, then go to your class blog (check the documents in your Google account) and post a comment in response to the prompt there.

2) Read pages 92-100 from The Cave Painters then:
  • go to the official Lascaux site*
  • find a picture of one of the paintings described in the reading
  • paste the picture of that painting into a document
  • add annotations that explain the painting.


Wed., 9/23 (2B)
Thurs., 9/24 (5W)
Fill in the information for editorial cartoons #3-8. You may do this either on the paper copy or electronically.
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Cartoons on the web

Wed., 9/23 (5B)
Thurs., 9/24 (2W)
1) Fill in the information for editorial cartoons #3-8. You may do this either on the paper copy or electronically.
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2) Go to cagle.com, select a cartoon that deals with a current issue, and analyze it by answering the same 3 questions used throughout the packet. [Copy & paste the cartoon into the document.]
Mon., 9/21 (2B)
Tues., 9/22 (5W)
Download and read the article "Economics 101." You will have a short quiz in class over the blue vocabulary terms.



Mon., 9/21 (5B)
Tues., 9/22 (2W)
Download and read the article "Economics 101." You will have a short quiz in class over the blue vocabulary terms and other important concepts.


Thurs., 9/17 (2B)
Fri., 9/18 (5W)
No homework

In class:



Thurs., 9/17 (5B)
Fri., 9/18 (2W)
Read the excerpt about Summerhill School.


Period 2 White: Open the Blog document in your yarmouthschools.org Google account, click in the space below all the text , then click "Insert" and select "Comment" to post your response to the reading.


Optional: Here's a link to the full article on Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience.
Tues., 9/15 (2B)
Wed., 9/16 (5W)
Click on the "Assigned readings" link under the 9/11 heading to the left. Read your assigned article and do your best to fill in the two spaces on the chart with the appropriate information.

Tues., 9/15 (5B)
Wed., 9/16 (2W)
Click on the "Assigned readings" link under the 9/11 heading to the left. Read the three articles and do your best to fill in the spaces on the chart with the appropriate information.
Fri., 9/11 (2B)
Mon., 9/14 (5W)
Read "What Makes Us Different?" and respond to the questions on the homework sheet.



Fri., 9/11 (5B)
Mon., 9/14 (2W)
Read "What Makes Us Different?" and respond to the questions on the homework sheet.


Wed., 9/9 (2B)
Thurs., 9/10 (5W)
1) Read pages 20-29 in the textbook.
2) Either by hand or using an electronic tool (OpenOffice, Pages, OmniGraffle, etc.), create an illustrated, annotated diagram that compares the following hominids:
  • australopithecus
  • homo habilis
  • homo erectus
  • the Neanderthals
  • homo sapiens sapiens

Be sure to include a picture and information about the time period, physical characteristics, and noteworthy skills or capabilities for each species.
YOU WILL HAVE A SHORT QUIZ IN CLASS OVER THIS INFORMATION. You will be able to look at your diagram.

Wed., 9/9 (5B)
Thurs., 9/10 (2W)
1) Read pages 20-29 in the textbook.
2) Either by hand or using Google Drawing create an illustrated, annotated diagram that features the following hominids:

# australopithecus

  1. homo habilis
  2. homo erectus
  3. Neanderthals
  4. 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.
Fri., 9/4 (B)
Tue., 9/8 (W)
Write your 5-paragraph Gathering Blue essay on the theme you have chosen.

Fri., 9/4 (B)
Tue., 9/8 (W)
Read Genesis 1-11. On the question sheet, answer #1-8 with a sentence or two for each; for the bulleted questions, jot down a few notes so you'll be prepared for class discussion.


Wed., 9/2 (B)
Thurs. 9/3 (W)
1) Write your introductory letter


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 starting work on an essay next class. Be sure to bring
your book to class!

Wed., 9/2 (B)
Thurs. 9/3 (W)
Due Wed., 9/2 (Blue) Thurs. 9/3 (White)
1) Write your introductory letter


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 essay during class. Be sure to bring your
book to class!