Mr. Farrington's WORLD HISTORY TO 1600 Assignments
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Blogs: --2 Blue----- 4 White

HOMEWORK SUBMISSION: PERIOD 3- 5 5 WHITE
Step 1: Share your Google document with Mr. Farrington.
Step 2: Click on your class link above and follow the directions.

Blogs: --Period 3----5 White










Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, 6/6
See Period 2 Blue assignment for 6/1.

Period 3
Due Thursday, 6/7
  • Europe map quiz retake
  • Submit Da Vinci Code assignment
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 6/5
Read the section in the handout "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting" for your chosen artist [Da Vinci = p. 34-35 or Michelangelo = p. 36-37.]
Make a list of his 5 most impressive accomplishments, then print your list and bring it to class.

Period 3
Due Tuesday, 6/5
Read p. 34-37 in the handout "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting" then go to your class blog (the link is above) and add your comment to the post titled "Leonardo & Michelangelo."

In-class: Work on the Da Vinci Code assignment listed for Period 5 White on 6/6. (Due Thursday - not an optional assignment for your class :)
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 6/1
Read p. 32-33 in the handout "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting" then
  • Go either the Web Gallery or the Artchive
  • Select a piece by one of the artists described in the reading (Masaccio, Donatello, or Botticelli)
  • Copy & paste an image of the piece into a Google doc or Pages doc.

Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 6/6
1) Quiz on map of Europe (first try) Most of the countries are found here or here.
There are some good map review games here.

2) 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. [If you prefer, you can create a Pages doc then upload a screen shot of it to Google docs.] 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.
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 5/31
See Period 2 Blue assignment for 5/30.

Period 3
Due Friday, 6/1
Europe map quiz (first try)
Period 2 Blue
Due Wed., 5/30
Complete the Chinese Dynastic Cycle chart using the information from your assigned dynasty.

Period 3
Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 5/31
Read p. 32-33 in "The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting." Choose one of the three artists described in the reading (Masaccio, Donatello, or Botticelli) 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 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.

For Friday, 6/1 [Period 3] / Wednesday, 6/6 [5 White] - Quiz on Map of Europe (first try) Most of the countries are found here or here.
There are some good map review games here.
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, 5/29
Complete the China map. (The last set of bullets is optional.)

Period 3
Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 5/29
Read textbook p. 404-408. Based on the information in the reading, submit a Google doc with a paragraph of 150-175 words that answers this question:

-------Why did the Renaissance begin in Italy?
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Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 5/25
Complete the China map. (The last set of bullets is optional.)

Period 3
Due Friday, 5/25
Complete the China map.
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 5/24
See Period 2 assignment for 05/23.

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 5/24
Complete the China map.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, 5/23
Go to this site on China's Terra Cotta Soldiers and read the first 8 paragraphs (the last one ends with the words "people who come from different regions of China.")

Period 3
Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 5/22
Read Chapter 10, "Tomb of 10,000 Warriors" in Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History.
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, 5/22
Finish reading the packet on Joan of Arc, and complete the written assignment by adding one more example of accuracy (for a total of 3) and one more example of inaccuracy (for a total of 2.) For each example remember to include both a statement from the packet and a short explanation from the movie.



Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 5/20
See Period 4 White assignment for 5/17.



Period 4 White
Due Friday, 5/17
Read the first 4 pages in the packet on Joan of Arc, then...
  • copy 2 statements from that portion of the packet that deal with parts of Joan's story that the movie tells accurately, then copy 1 statement from the packet that the movie does not tell accurately (it is either left out of the movie or told in a way that contradicts the reading.)
  • For each of the statements, write a short explanation of how the movie portrays this part of Joan's story.

Period 3
In class - Thursday, 5/16
Use the link above to go to your class blog, then log in and complete the activity posted there. Due Friday if you do not finish it in class.
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 5/17
Read the first 3 pages in the packet on Joan of Arc.

Period 5 White
In class - Wednesday, 5/16
Use the link above to go to your class blog, then log in and complete the activity posted there.

Due Friday, 5/18
Watch this video presentation on the Hundred Years War (No, that's not me talking in the video). You can stop at the 16:00 minute mark.
Period 4 White
No homework

Period 5 White
Due Monday, 5/14
Watch this video on the First Crusade (stop at the 19:00 minute mark.)

Due Wednesday, 5/16
See Period 3 assignment for 5/15.
Period 2 Blue
No homework

Period 3
Due Monday, 5/14
Watch this video on the First Crusade (stop at the 19:00 minute mark.)

Due Tuesday, 5/15
Read p. 268-286 from the "Reconquista & Crusades" packet, then create complete this 2-part written assignment on a Google doc that you share & submit.

Part A: Define the following terms from the reading:
  1. Crusades
  2. infidels
  3. anathema
  4. Pope Urban II
  5. indulgence
  6. Crusader states
  7. Saladin
  8. Pope Innocent III
  9. Albigensians
  10. Inquisition
  11. Knights Templars

Part B: For each of these prompts, create a chart or table that succinctly compiles and sorts the information needed to answer the question effectively:

  1. What factors motivated European clergymen, kings, and knights to participate in the Crusades?
  2. What were the major successes of the Crusades? What factors were most responsible for their ultimate failure?
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 5/10
Read textbook p.298-302 and take notes on the following terms for a quick open-note matching quiz:
  • feudalism
  • fiefs
  • nobles
  • knights
  • castles
  • chivalry
  • peasants
  • manorialsm
  • serfs
  • three-field system

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 5/10
1) Review Romanesque & Gothic styles for a visual quiz.
2) Read textbook p.298-302 and take notes on the following terms for a quick matching quiz:
  • feudalism
  • fiefs
  • nobles
  • knights
  • vassals
  • homage
  • castles
  • chivalry
  • peasants
  • manorialsm
  • serfs
  • three-field system



Period 3
Due Thursday, 5/10
Watch this video presentation on the Hundred Years War (No, it's not me talking in the video). You can stop at the 16:00 minute mark.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, 5/9
Read about medieval England from textbook p. 308-top of 311. Name the major events that happened on the following dates and explain how each event affected England's system of government:
1. 1066
2. 1215

Period 3
Due Tuesday, 5/8
Read about medieval England from textbook p. 308-top of 311. Name the major events that happened on the following dates and explain how each event affected England's system of government:
1. 1066
2. 1215
3. 1295
Submit a Google doc using the Homewrok Submission form.
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, 5/8
Print your finished MFA Annotated Artifact document with bibliography.

Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 5/8
Print your finished MFA Annotated Artifact document with bibliography.
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 5/7
1) Print your finished MFA Annotated Artifact document with bibliography.

2) Read textbook p.298-302 and take notes on the following terms for a quick open-note matching quiz:
  • feudalism
  • fiefs
  • nobles
  • knights
  • castles
  • chivalry
  • peasants
  • manorialsm
  • serfs
  • three-field system

Period 3
Due Monday, 5/7
1) Print your finished MFA Annotated Artifact document with bibliography.

2) Read textbook p.298-302 and take notes on the following terms for a quick matching quiz:
  • feudalism
  • fiefs
  • nobles
  • knights
  • vassals
  • homage
  • castles
  • chivalry
  • peasants
  • manorialsm
  • serfs
  • three-field system
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 5/3
Finish the research & annotations for your MFA project.

Period 3
Due Thursday, 5/3
  • Finish the research & annotations for your MFA project.
  • Review Romanesque & Gothic styles for a visual quiz.



Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 5/2
See Period 3 assignment for 5/1.
Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, 5/2
Finish the research & annotations for your MFA project.

Period 3
Due Tuesday, 5/1
Read "The Middle Ages: The Reign of Religion" packet and use the Homework Submission form to hand in a Google doc with answers to the questions from the sheet.



Period 5 White
Due Monday, 4/30
See Period 3 assignment for 4/27.
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 4/27
See Period 4 assignment for 4/26.

Period 3
Due Friday, 4/27
Read about the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages on textbook pages 303-307. Use the attached chart to list examples of how the Church had
  • spiritual power (influence on people's religious beliefs and practices)
  • political power (influence on government)
  • cultural power (influence on education and art.)

Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 4/26
Read about the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages on textbook pages 303-307. Use the attached chart to list examples of how the Church had
  • spiritual power (influence on people's religious beliefs and practices)
  • political power (influence on government)
  • cultural power (influence on education and art.)


Period 3
Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 4/26
For each of the two topics below, read the textbook selection and create a graphic organizer (a T chart, Venn diagram, bulleted list, etc.) that assembles the specific, relevant information you would need to write a detailed constructed response to both prompts. (You do NOT need to write out the full responses.)
  • Byzantine Empire (p.246-250) -Explain how the Byzantine Empire was both a continuation of Rome and a distinct civilization.
  • Franks (294-297) - Describe the rise of the Frankish Empire and explain why it failed to unify Europe.

Submit your Google doc through the Homework Submission form.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday. 4/25
Finish the first text box on your MFA project. This box should have the information about the dimensions, materials, date, etc.
When the first box is complete, begin taking notes on your object's other characteristics. (See the rubric for the kind of information you should look for.)






Period 3
In class Thursday, 4/12
Read the attached interview, then go to the class blog and join in the conversation.


Due Tuesday, 4/10
Read these backgound sources on Buddhism:
Life of the Buddha
Basics of Buddhism
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 4/9
Watch this video about Hinduism then go to the class blog (the link is above) and post your response to the prompt there.

Period 5 White
Due Friday, 4/6
See Period 3 assignment for 4/9.

Bring your signed permission form if you haven't yet!
Period 4 White
Due Friday, 4/6
Study the Five Pillars slides for a short quiz.

Bring your signed permission form if you haven't yet!



Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 4/5
1) Bring signed permission slip for World Religions field trip.
2) Study the Five Pillars slides for a short quiz.



Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, 4/4
Bring signed permission slip for World Religions field trip.

Period 3
Due Monday, 4/9

Bring your signed permission form if you haven't yet!

Submit a Google doc that answers the following questions in a paragraph each:

1. Do Hindus believe in one god or many?
2. What do Hindus believe about the life of the human soul?

Within your paragraphs you should incorporate each of the following terms:

• Brahma
• Brahman
• Atman
• Shiva
• Vishnu
• Avatars
• Krishna
• Samsara
• Moksha
• Karma

You'll find information on these BBC sites: "Hinduism at a Glance", "Beliefs" and "Concepts."
Period 2 Blue
Tuesday, 4/3
No assignment - Check PowerSchool for any missed work from 3rd quarter.

Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 4/4
See Period 3 assignment for 4/3.
Period 4 White
Due Monday, 4/2
Go to this site and complete the assignment on the document below.


Period 3
Due Tuesday, 4/3
Go to the "Religion of Islam" site to read about the Five Pillars of Islam. Create, share, and submit a Google doc that:
  1. Lists the Five Pillars
  2. Describes three similarities and three differences between an aspect of any of the Five Pillars and any practice or teaching of Judaism or Christianity.
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 3/30
Go to this site and complete the assignment on the document below.


Period 5 White
Due Monday, 4/2
Go to this site and complete the assignment on the document below.






Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 3/29
See 2 Blue assignment for 3/28.

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 3/29
See Period 3 assignment for 3/29.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, 3/28
Print out the slides for the Basics of Christianity, then watch the video. Use the list of terms to help you fill in the blanks on the printed slides. Both the slides and the terms are in the left column of this page under "World Religions."

Period 3
Due Thursday, 3/29
Print out the slides for the Basics of Christianity, then watch the video. Use the list of terms to help you fill in the blanks on the printed slides. Both the slides and the terms are in the left column of this page under "World Religions." Bring headphones to class!
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, 3/27
Read Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" on p.14-17 in the World Religions Reader, then go to the class blog and participate in the conversation there.

Period 3
Due Tuesday, 3/27
Write your "Autobiography of a Saint" and use GarageBand to record yourself reading it. Follow the directions below and post it to the Saints page.


Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 3/26
Read Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" on the handout, then go to the class blog and participate in the conversation there.

Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 3/27
Make a copy of the Autobiography of a Saint presentation page, type in your finished first-person report, add a picture, cite your sources, and share it with me.




Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 3/21
See Period 3 assignment for 3/22
Period 4 White
No homework unless you need to finish test corrections with me.

Period 3
Due Thursday, 3/22
Read Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" on p.14-17 in the World Religions Reader, then go to the class blog and participate in the conversation there.
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 3/20
See Period 4 White assignment for 3/19.


Due Monday, 3/19
Find info and fill in the blanks for Judaism slides up through "Sabbath"
Period 4 White
Due Monday, 3/19
Read the sections on Judaism and Christianity in "How the World Worships" and fill in the chart on the your copy of the assignment doc for both religions.

Period 5 White
Due Monday, 3/19
See Period 3 assignment for March 15
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, March 15
See Period 4 White assignment for March 14.

Period 3
Due Thursday, March 15
Read about the early history of Judaism on p. 83-86 in the textbook and take notes on these terms:
  • monotheism
  • prophets
  • Abraham
  • covenant
  • Moses
  • exodus
  • Ten Commandments
  • David
  • Jerusalem
  • Solomon
  • exile
  • Diaspora
  • Jewish Scriptures
You'll have a quick open-note quiz in class.
Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, March 14
1) Take the "U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz, a 15-question survey that will only take a few minutes to complete. When you finish, take a screen shot of the chart that compares your results with the general population, insert the image into a Google doc, and share it with me.

2) Read the introduction on page 1 of the article "How the World Worships" and answer questions 1 and 2 on the assignment doc. [Don't worry about the chart yet.]


Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, March 14
1) See #1 for Period 3 below.

2) Read the story of the Covenant with Abraham on p. 1-2 of the World Religions Reader. Go to the Period 5 Blog and complete the assignment there. Note: Before you post to the blog you should edit your profile by adding a recognizable username.
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, March 13
Rome Unit Test

Period 3
Due Tuesday, March 13
1) Take the "U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz, a 15-question survey that will only take a few minutes to complete. When you finish, take a screen shot of the chart that compares your results with the general population, insert the image into a Google doc, share & submit it.

2) Read the story of the Covenant with Abraham on p. 1-2 of the World Religions Reader.
Period 4 White
Due Monday, March 12
Rome Unit Test

Period 3
and
Period 5 White
Due Monday, March 12
Rome Unit Test
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, March 6
Finish your Letter to the President and share it with me.

Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, March 6
See Period 3 assignment for March 2.
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, March 5
See Period 4 White assignment for Feb. 29

Period 3
Due Friday, March 2
Read "Remembering the Roman Republic" [linked in the left column of this page] and use the homework submission form to complete a Google doc in which you:
  • Summarize in 75-100 words the author's main point
  • List 3 questions you have about his arguments or examples
Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, Feb. 29
Choose any two of the 14 possible "Causes of the Fall of the Roman Empire" (see the document below) and create a Google doc where you
  • identify two similar issues that are affecting present-day America
  • for both issues, find and link to a recent article about how it is affecting America


Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, Feb. 29
See Period 3 assignment for Feb. 28.
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, Feb. 16
See Period 2 Blue assignment for Feb. 15.

Period 3
Due Tuesday, Feb. 28
This video shows a talk given by Cullen Murphy, author of the book Are We Rome? Watch the section from 4:30 to 26:20 and make note of two seemingly valid comparisons he makes between Rome & America and one that you're not sure about.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, Feb. 15
Read this description of Roman Art & Architecture, then complete the assignment explained on the document below.
RomanArt&Architecture.pages

Period 3
Due Friday, Feb. 17
See Period 5 White assignment for Feb. 16.
Period 4 White
Due Tuesday, Feb. 14
See Period 2 Blue assignment for Feb. 13.

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, Feb. 16
Read the handout on "Age of the Conquerors: Roman Art" and be able to identify the following terms & concepts for a visual Roman Art & Architecture 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
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, Feb. 13
Finish research & writing for your emperor poster. You will be putting the poster together during the first part of class.

Period 3
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Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, Feb. 14
Read the article linked below, then share & submit 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.
Religious Tolerance and Persecution in the Roman Empire.pages
Period 4 White
Due Friday, Feb. 9
See Period 2 Blue assignment from Feb. 9.

Period 3
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Period 5 White
Due Friday, Feb. 10
Read p.175-184 from the "Pax Romana" handout and take notes on the following themes:
  • The threats of "domestic upheaval" and "foreign invasion" in the 3rd century
  • Successes and failures of Diocletian's attempt at political restructuring
  • Changes in agricultural life
  • The emergence of Christianity as a force in Roman culture
Review these notes and your notes from the first section of the reading in preparation for an in-class essay.
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, Feb. 9
Take notes on these aspects of your emperor:
  • important dates in his life (at least 4)
  • how he became emperor
  • what he was known for/ what he accomplished

Be sure to keep track of the sources you use.

Period 3
Due Thursday, Feb. 9
See Period 5 White assignment below.
Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, Feb. 8
See Period 2 Blue assignment below.

Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, Feb. 8
Read p.165-175 from the "Pax Romana" handout (stop at "Rome in Disarray") and take notes on the following themes:
  • The successes and failures of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian emperors
  • How the emperor's role evolved during the period of the "Five Good Emperors"
  • What life was like in the city of Rome and throughout the Roman Empire
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, Feb. 7
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 on this form list the names of your chosen emperors and a brief explanation of what interests you about their lives and accomplishments.

Period 3
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Period 5 White
Due Monday, Feb. 6
Go to the online summary of "The Roman Revolution" and read sections 27 through 37.
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, Feb. 2
See assignment below for Period 2 Blue.

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, Feb. 2
See assignment below for Period 3.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, Feb. 1
Read textbook pages 162-164. Take notes on the following names & terms for an open-note quiz. Print your notes before class.
  • Julius Caesar
  • triumvirate
  • Pompey
  • Celts
  • "crossing the Rubicon"
  • Caesar's reforms
  • Caesar's death
  • Octavian
  • Mark Antony
  • Cleopatra
  • Augustus
  • Pax Romana

Period 3
Due Thursday, Feb. 2
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



Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, Jan. 31
See assignment for Period 3 below.
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, Jan. 30
Read the story of Cincinnatus then use this site
http://goanimate.com/
to make a short movie that tells the story and shows why he was considered the "ideal" Roman dictator.

Period 3
Due Friday, Jan. 26
Read the story of Cincinnatus then use this site
http://goanimate.com/ to start making a short movie that tells the story and shows why he was considered the "ideal" Roman dictator. When your movie is finished, save it, make it public, then copy & paste the URL into the Assignment Submissions form.
Period 4 White
Due Friday, Jan. 27
Read the story of Cincinnatus then use this site
http://goanimate.com/
to make a short movie that tells the story and shows why he was considered the "ideal" Roman dictator.

Period 5 White
Due Friday, Jan. 26
Complete the Rome map
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, Jan. 26
Complete the Rome map



Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, Jan. 25
Complete the Rome map

Period 3
Due Thursday, Jan. 26
Complete the Rome map
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, Jan. 24
See assignment below for 4 White.

Period 3

Period 5 White
Due Monday, Jan. 23
Read "The Rise of Rome" and take notes on the following items.
  • Gauls
  • Roman citizenship
  • SPQR
  • patricians
  • plebeians
  • senate
  • comitia centuriata
  • concilium plebis
  • consuls
  • quaestors
  • praetors
  • censors
  • ius civile
  • ius gentium
  • ius naturale
  • Struggle of the Orders
  • tribunes
  • paterfamilias
  • Pyrrhic victory
  • Carthage
  • First Punic War
  • Second Punic War
  • Hannibal
  • Scipio

There will be an open-note quiz in class, so if your notes are on the computer, print them before class.
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Period 4 White
Due Monday, Jan. 23
The Romans had two different legends about the founding of their city, though they eventually blended them together:
xx-The legend of Aeneas
xx-The legend of Romulus and Remus

Find a good clear description of each of these stories in an online or print source, then
  • Create a Google doc [ClassPeriod.Rome.Lastname] and share it with Mr. Farrington.
  • Write a brief (2-3 sentence) summary of each legend. Keep the summaries focused on the founding of Rome.
  • Add an image to illustrate each legend.
  • Remember to cite your sources for both information and images.

Period 5 White
Due Thursday, Jan. 19
See assignment for Period 3 below.



Period 3
Due Thursday, Jan. 19
Read the articles in the packet and demonstrate your understanding as follows:
• "A Genius for the Practical" - Use any print or online source to find two specific examples that illustrate the author's claim that the Romans had "a profound ability to adapt the best ideas and inventions of others." For each example include a brief description and a picture. Remember to cite your sources.
• "Legends Describe the Founding of Rome" - Read these legends and a) find three images that each illustrate some aspect of the stories (cite your sources) then b) briefly explain what you think these stories said to the Romans about who they were as a people.
All sections
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Greece Socratic Seminar
Bring all handouts, readings, notes, etc. from the Greece units in both history and English.

All sections
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Greece Socratic Seminar
Bring all handouts, readings, notes, etc. from the Greece unit in both history and English.
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, Jan. 13
1) Finish Greece test corrections
2) Add a third cause of hunger and image to your Glog.



Period 4 White
Due Thursday, Jan. 12
See Period 2 Blue assignment for Jan. 11



Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, Jan. 11
On the Glogster site, create a Glog and
  • choose a wall background
  • add a text heading ("Causes of Hunger" or something similar)
  • post the first two causes that are desrcibed on the site linked below and add a suitable image for each.
What Causes Hunger?

Period 3
Due Friday, 01/13
On the Glogster site, create a Glog and
  • choose a wall background
  • add a text heading ("Causes of Hunger" or something similar)
  • for any two of the causes that are descibed on the What Causes Hunger? site , add info and images about a specific country where that cause is creating hunger. The links below can help you find examples of countries with hunger issues:
http://www.wfp.org/countries
http://www.wfp.org/news/hunger-in-the-news
http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies
Period 4 White
Tuesday, 01/09
Greece Unit Test

Period 5 White
Tuesday, 01/09
Greece Unit Test
Period 2 Blue
Monday, 01/09
Greece Unit Test

Period 3
Monday, 01/09
Greece Unit Test
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 01/05
Greece review crossword puzzle

Greece Unit Test = Monday, Jan. 9

Period 3
Due Thursday, 01/05
Greece review crossword puzzle

Greece Unit Test = Monday, Jan. 9
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 12/20
See assignment for Period 5 White, 12/19.



Period 4 White
Due Monday, 12/19
Read "The Legacy of Greece" (handed out in class.) Choose the "Top 5" specific Greek contributions from different categories (Language, Art & Architecture, etc.) Create a Google Presentation and make a slide for each contribution you've chosen. Each slide should include:
  • A quote from the article about that contribution.
  • An image that illustrates the contribution (be sure to cite your image source.)
  • An explanation of why you chose it as one of the top contributions.



Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 12/15 [start in class]
See assignment for Period 2 Blue, 12/14.

Period 5 White
Due Friday, 12/16
See assignment for Period 3, 12/12.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, 12/14
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. Your notes must be printed before class.
• Philip II
• Alexander
• Olympias
• Demosthenes
• Darius III
• Alexander's imperial goals
• The divided domain
• Hellenistic cities

Period 3
Due Thursday, 12/15
Finish the "Alexander & Hellenism" reading and add your responses for questions 3 and 4 to your Google doc.
Period 4 White
Due Tues., 12/13
See assignment for Period 2 Blue, 12/12.

Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 12/13
See assignment for Period 3, 12/12.
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 12/12
Choose one article from the list below, read the full article, and write:
  • A 1-sentence statement of the thesis or main point of the article
  • Five "fascinating facts" that you learned from the article.






Period 3
Due Monday, 12/12
Read p. 89-98 of the handout from the AP textbook on "Alexander & Hellenism" and use a Google doc to complete questions 1 and 2 from the attached assignment.Turn it in through the homework submission form above.

Period 2 Blue
Thursday, 12/8 - No homework

Due Tuesday, 12/6
Finish posting the following on Greecebook:
  • Your "About Me" [paste it in the Description section of your Greecebook profile]
  • At least 4 photos, each with a description and the URL for the source

Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, Dec. 7
Greecebook

1) Complete the first two parts of the Great Greeks assignment described in the linked document below:


2) Read the attached selections from Plato and Aristotle. Create a Google doc and use it to answer the questions from both readings, then hand it in through the Assignment Submission form above. [Remember to also share the doc with me.


Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, Dec. 7
Greecebook

Complete the first two parts of the Great Greeks assignment described in the linked document below:


Period 3
Thursday, 12/8 - No homework

Complete the Great Greeks assignment described in the linked document below:
Greecebook login

For Tuesday, 12/6
Read the attached selections from Plato and Aristotle. Create a Google doc and use it to answer the questions from both readings, then hand it in through the Assignment Submission form above. [Remember to also share the doc with me.]


Period 2 Blue


Period 3
For Monday, 12/5
Finish posting the following on Greecebook:
  • Your "About Me" [paste it in the Description section of your Greecebook profile]
  • At least 4 photos, each with a description and the URL for the source
Period 4 White
Due Monday, 12/5
Finish the "About Me" section for your Great Greek,
including the Works Cited list and at least one in-text citation for each paragraph.

Period 3
Due Friday, 12/2
Finish the "About Me" section for your Great Greek, including the Works Cited list and at least one in-text citation for each paragraph.
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 12/2
Finish the "About Me" section for your Great Greek,
including the Works Cited list and at least one in-text citation for each paragraph.

Period 5 White
Due Thurs., 12/1
Work on a draft of the "About Me" section for your Great Greek. (See the sample in the left column of this page.) Remember to cite all sources.
Period 4 White
Due Thurs., 12/1
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.









Period 2 Blue
Due Wed., 11/30
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.


Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 11/22
Read Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and retell the story in your own words by either
a) creating a comic with 6 to 8 panels (worth 8 points.)
-----OR
b) making a 2 to 3 minute video (worth 15 points.)




Period 3
Due Monday, 11/21
Read Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and retell the story in your own words by either
a) creating a comic with 6 to 8 panels (worth 8 points.)
-----OR
b) making a 2 to 3 minute video (worth 15 points.)


Due Friday, 11/18
Read about Lord Elgin and the Parthenon and write
  • a short summary of what Lord Elgin did and why it has caused a controversy (about 50-75 words)
  • one point made by people who want the sculptures to stay in London
  • one point made by people who want the sculptures returned to Greece
Please print your response and bring it to class.

Period 5 White
Due Friday, 11/18
Read 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
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 11/17
Find at least two online sources with detailed information on your Great Greek and take notes using the attached note sheet.


Period 3
Due Thursday, 11/17
Read 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



Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 11/16
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.


Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, 11/16
Find at least two online sources with detailed information on your Great Greek and take notes using the attached note sheet.




Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 11/15
Read about Lord Elgin and the Parthenon and write
  • a short summary of what Lord Elgin did and why it has caused a controversy (about 50-75 words)
  • one point made by people who want the sculptures to stay in London
  • one point made by people who want the sculptures returned to Greece
Please print your response and bring it to class.

Period 3
Due Monday, 11/14
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.

Period 4 White
Due Monday, 11/14
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.



Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 11/10
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.

Period 5 White
Due Monday, 11/14
Read Pericles' "Funeral Oration." [See left column under Ancient Greece.]
Copy & paste into a Pages doc specific examples of how his speech addresses 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
Period 4 White
Thursday, 11/8
No homework - You will work on your Comic Life projects on the Battle of Thermopylae.

Period 3
Thursday, 11/10 - No homework
Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 11/8
Finish your Comic Life project on the Battle of Thermopylae. Print the comic and bring it to class.

Period 3
Due Tuesday, 11/8
Read Pericles' "Funeral Oration." [See left column under Ancient Greece.]
Copy & paste into a Pages doc specific examples of how his speech addresses 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
Period 4 White
Due Monday, 11/7
Read about the Battle of Thermopylae in the Persian Wars handout and textbook p. 121, then write a short plan for your Comic Life project on the Battle of Thermopylae. Explain what each of your panels will say and what pictures you want to use. You can use the attached document as a planner.

You will have time to work on the comic itself next class.

Period 5 White
Due Monday, 11/7
Read the article "American Democracy Through Greek Eyes" [attached in the left column of this page.]
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 11/4
Read about the Battle of Thermopylae in the Persian Wars handout and textbook p. 121, then write a short plan for your Comic Life project on the Battle of Thermopylae. Explain what each of your panels will say and what pictures you want to use. You can use the attached document as a planner.

You will have time to work on the comic itself next class.

Period 3
Due Friday, 11/4
Read the article "American Democracy Through Greek Eyes" [attached in the left column of this page.]
Period 4 White
Due Thursday, 11/3
Watch parts 1 and 2 of "The Battle of Marathon." [We'll watch Part 3 in class.] Fill in information for the first three columns on the chart below:


Period 5 White
Due Thursday, 11/3
Read the article "Spartan Stand at Thermopylae" [attached in the left column of this page.]
Period 2 Blue
Due Wednesday, 11/2
Watch parts 1 and 2 of "The Battle of Marathon." [We'll watch Part 3 in class.] Fill in information for the first three columns on the chart below:


Period 3
Due Tuesday, 11/1
Read the article "Spartan Stand at Thermopylae" [attached in the left column of this page.]
Period 2 Blue
Due Monday, 10/31
Complete the "ATHENS" column on the attached chart using info from textbook pages 115-119.

Period 5 White
Due Tuesday, 11/1
Download and read the document on the Persian Wars. In Google documents, create a new drawing and construct a timeline of the Persian Wars that includes these events with brief descriptions (approx. 30-40 words each):
• Persian conquest of Ionia
• Ionian Revolt
• Battle of Marathon
• Xerxes' invasion
• Battle of Thermopylae
• Battle of Salamis
Your timeline should also have at least three illustrations (maps, paintings, artifacts, etc.) Remember to cite your sources for images!
When you finish, use the Assignment Submission form above to share your Google drawing document.




Period 3
Due Monday, 10/31
Watch parts 1 and 2 of "The Battle of Marathon." [We'll watch Part 3 in class.]



Period 3
Due Friday, 10/28
Download and read the document on the Persian Wars. In Google documents, create a new drawing and construct a timeline of the Persian Wars that includes these events with brief descriptions (approx. 30-40 words each):
• Persian conquest of Ionia
• Ionian Revolt
• Battle of Marathon
• Xerxes' invasion
• Battle of Thermopylae
• Battle of Salamis
Your timeline should also have at least three illustrations (maps, paintings, artifacts, etc.) Remember to cite your sources for images!
When you finish, use the Assignment Submission form above to share your Google drawing document.

Period 4 White
Due Friday, 10/28
Complete the "SPARTA" column on the attached chart using info from textbook pages 115-119.


Period 5 White
Due Friday, 10/28
Read the handout from Chapter 3 of the AP text and take notes on the following terms:
  • polis
  • chora
  • acropolis
  • agora
  • hoplites
  • monarchy
  • tyranny
  • democracy
  • oligarchy
Please print your notes and bring them to class.
Period 2 Blue
Due Thursday, 10/27
Complete the "SPARTA" column on the attached chart using info from textbook pages 115-119.




Period 4 White
Due Wednesday, 10/26
Complete the map of Ancient Greece. [You can find most of the map items on the textbook maps on pages 107, 114, 121, 124, and 141.]



Also: Find two different versions of the story of what happened to Helen after the Trojan War. Use this online form to submit your summaries of the two versions.

Period 5 White
Due Wednesday, 10/26
Complete the map of Ancient Greece. [You can find most of the map items on the textbook maps on pages 107, 114, 121, 124, and 141.]

Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 10/25
Complete the map of Ancient Greece. [You can find most of the map items on the textbook maps on pages 107, 114, 121, 124, and 141.]


Period 3
Due Tuesday, 10/25
Read the handout from Chapter 3 of the AP text and take notes on the following terms:
  • polis
  • chora
  • acropolis
  • agora
  • hoplites
  • monarchy
  • tyranny
  • democracy
  • oligarchy
Please print your notes and bring them to class.



Period 3
Due Monday, 10/24
Complete the map of Ancient Greece. [You can find most of the map items on the textbook maps on pages 107, 114, 121, 124, and 141.]

Period 4 White
Due Monday, 10/24
Find two different versions of the story of what happened to Helen after the Trojan War. Use this online form to submit your summaries of the two versions.

Period 5 White
Due Mon., 10/24
Read the chapter on "Troy" in Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History.



Period 3
Due Friday, 10/21
Read the chapter on "Troy" in Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History.
Period 2 Blue
Due Friday, 10/21
- On page 1 of the Pages document you created in class,
write a 2-3 sentence summary of the Legend of Atlantis then write the question Is there historical evidence about Atlantis? and leave the rest of the page blank.
- On page 2,write a 2-3 sentence summary of the Trojan War then write the question Is there historical evidence about the Trojan War? and leave the rest of the page blank.

Use this source for Atlantis:

Use a book or online source of your choosing for the Trojan War.

Period 5 White
Due Thurs., 10/20
UNIT TEST
Period 4 White
Due Thurs., 10/20
UNIT TEST


Due Friday, 10/21
Read the chapter on "Troy" in Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History.
Period 2 Blue
Due Wed., 10/19
UNIT TEST






Period 3
Due Tues., 10/18
UNIT TEST
Period 4 White
Due Tues., 10/18
Finish the notes on the Persian Empire slide we started in class ("Satraps", etc.) You do not need to do the last slide.
UNIT TEST is Thursday.

Period 5 White
Due Tues., 10/18
Write a 2-3 sentence response to any 2 of the bulleted prompts at the top of the Unit Test review sheet.


Period 2 Blue
Due Mon., 10/17
Find at least 20 terms on the Early Civilizations crossword puzzle.
UNIT TEST is Wednesday.

Period 3
Due Fri., 10/14
Write a 2-3 sentence response to any 2 of the bulletted prompts at the top of the Unit Test review sheet.
UNIT TEST is Tuesday.




Period 3
Due Thurs., 10/13
Use info from the textbook to take notes on the
Key Ideas & People for the Chaldeans (p. 89-90) and the first slide for the Persians (p. 91-93.)
Period 4 White
No homework



Period 2 Blue
Due Tuesday, 10/11
Annotated Artifact is due. Please print the full document with Works Cited page.

Period 5 White
Due Fri., 10/14
Use info from the textbook to take notes on the
Key Ideas & People for the Assyrians (p. 78, 89), Chaldeans (p. 89-90) and the first slide for the Persians (p. 91-93.)



Period 3
Due Tuesday, 10/11
Annotated Artifact is due. Please print the full document with Works Cited page.





Due T 10/4 - 2B
Put the information you have about your artifact's physical characteristics (size, materials, dates, location, etc.) in an annotation text box on the same document as the image you found for the 9/28 assignment.

Due M 10/3 - 5W
Modern Middle East Geography Quiz (1st attempt)
Due F 9/30 - 2B
------M 10/3 - 4W
Use info from textbook pages 46-53 to take notes on the Key Ideas & People for the "Egyptians" slide in the Ancient Middle East Notes document. [Don't worry about "Artistic conventions" - we'll do that one in class.]

Due F 9/30 - P3
Read about Ancient Egypt's artistic conventions, then select any 2 works from the MFA's Egyptian collection and submit a Google doc through the Homework Submission form in which you:
  • give the name of each object
  • explain how it follows some of these conventions.
Due Th 9/29 - 4W
Use the information from pages 58-61 in your textbook to finish the notes on the Key Ideas and People for the "Sumerians" slide.

Due Th 9/29 - P3

Th 9/29 - 5W
Use info from textbook pages 46-53 to take notes on the Key Ideas & People for the "Egyptians" slide in the Ancient Middle East packet.

For Mon., 10/3-P3, 5W: Modern Middle East Geography Quiz (1st attempt)
Due W 9/28 - 2B
1) Create a Pages document and put a picture of your artifact in the center. Below the image, copy & paste the URL for the site where you found the image (use small font.)
2) Use a thorough online source and find at least 5 facts about your artifact. List these on a separate document, and copy & paste the link to the site you used.



Due M 9/26 - 2B
------ T 9/27- 4W
Revise Gathering Blue responses

Due T 9/27 - 5W
Geography Terms quiz (see document in left column)
Due Th 9/22 - 2B
-----Fri. 9/23- 4W
Quiz on basic geography terms (see the document in the left column)

Due F 9/23 - 5W
------M 9/26 - P3
Read the attached article thoughtfully (linked below), then create a Google doc and:
  • Using your own words, summarize in 1 sentence how a recent discovery has led some scholars to call for a "remaking" of the history of early human civilizations.
  • List at least three details from the article that demonstrate why the new discovery conflicts with the account that scholars have generally accepted up to now.
Use the Assignment Submissions link to hand it in.

Due Tue 9/20 - 2B

-----Wed. 9/21 - 4W
Finish your three-paragraph written response on your Gathering Blue theme.

Due Th 9/22 - P3

------W 9/21 - 5W
1) 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?

Save your response as a Google doc and follow the directions under "Homework Submissions" above to hand it in. [This assignment is worth 10 points.]
2) Period 3 only -Review geography terms for Friday's quiz (see left column.)



Due M 9/19 - P3
------M 9/19 - 5W
Read the attached excerpt from The Cave Painters and contribute to your class blog (in your Google docs.)

Period 3 Blog
Period 5 White Blog
Due Fri 9/16 - 2B
------Thu. 9/15 - 4W
Finish the Gathering Blue written response organizing chart you started in class.




Due Wed 9/14 - 2B
Thu. 9/15 - 4W
Bring your copy of Gathering Blue and any notes you took on themes.

Due Thur. 9/15 -P3
Thu. 9/15 - 5W
Notes on hominids (see assignment)

Due Mon. 9/12 - 2B
Tue. 9/13 - 4W
Watch one of the TV specials about the 9/11 attacks & the aftermath.

Due Mon. 9/12 -P3
Tue. 9/13- 5W
Watch one of the TV specials about the 9/11 attacks & the aftermath.