Daily Review and Resources
This page will be updated daily with a review of class, homework, important dates, and additional resources. Please review this page regularly and check before returning from an absence. Documents will be posted under the unit drop down menu under your class title.
What did I miss today?
Friday 9/22: Today we took a few brief notes on architecture in pre-dynastic Egypt before completing a web exploration in pairs. If you were absent the web exploration is posted under the Prehistoric and Egypt tab(Nova Group Worksheet Egypt). We pushed discussion of the critical reading to Monday. No homework.
Thursday 9/21: Today we viewed the Ancient Near East poster projects and how they relate to what we will see in our study of ancient Egypt. Then we looked closely at the Palette of Narmer (if absent see me when you return for a handout).
Homework: Critically read the Into to Egypt on the back of the Palette of Narmer handout--If absent the critical reading can be found under the Prehistoric and Egypt tab.
Tuesday 9/19: Today we finished discussion of Stonehenge before I introduced the Ancient Near East group project. We'll have a work day tomorrow, come prepared based on what your group discussed today in class.
Journal #4: How will improving technology continue to influence archeological findings?
Think positive and negative. How does all of this research change how we view and interact with ancient monuments/art?
Monday 9/18: Today we took notes and participated in discussion about prehistoric sculpture. Journal #3 was completed in response to one of our examples of neolithic paintings--see me or Prehistoric Sculpture pp for image.
Friday 9/15: Today we finished Cave of Forgotten Dreams, turned in the viewing guide, discussed the film, and started notes on human representation in caves.
Thursday 9/14: Today we continued viewing Cave of Forgotten Dreams. We'll finish and discuss tomorrow.
Wednesday 9/13: Today we started with journal #2 before starting Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Journal #2: reactions to the story about Naruto the monkey and the lawsuit regarding his selfie.
Tuesday 9/12: Today we discussed the critical reading completed for homework and expanded on this information with notes/discussion of cave paintings. I collected the critical reading. No homework.
Monday 9/11: Today we finished discussion of Journal #1 on Raft of the Medusa and took notes on Questions Art Historians Ask.
Homework: Critically read the article on Cave Paintings for tomorrow.
Friday 9/8: Today we discussed the syllabus and completed Journal #1--if you were absent we will discuss the journal on Monday and you can complete a response in-class. In the future, missed journals must be completed outside of class and will be posted here. Journal #1 was a response to Raft of the Medusa using vocabulary terms from yesterday. No homework.
Thursday 9/7: Today we started working with some art vocabulary and analysis using samples from across the different movements. This was done through table group discussion and written response that was then collected.