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.
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Wednesday 11/22: Today we finished The Monuments Men and completed the journal below with discussion.
What did you think of the film? Why?
Early in the film Clooney says “Your lives are more important than a piece of art.” After the deaths of Donald and Jean Claude his perspective changes. He says that Donald would have felt it was worth it. What do you think about the mission they are on and the risk involved? Does it surprise you that people were willing to take the risk?
Is it realistic to try to preserve art during a time of war? What about frescos (Davinci’s Last Super)?
Why does Hitler issue the Nero decree?
Tuesday 11/21: Yesterday we started viewing The Monuments Men as a wrap up to our art heist project. We'll continue today and finish tomorrow with a journal and discussion.
Friday 11/17: Today we had an Art Heist presentation, discussed the fall of Constantinople, and colored our own illuminated manuscripts. No homework.
Thursday 11/15: Today we started with a brief conversation about the Da Vinci painting that sold yesterday for $450 million dollars and then looked at Byzantine icons and completed Journal #2.
Homework: Critically read the Romanesque worksheet for tomorrow.
Tuesday 11/14: Today we continued with Byzantine Art with a close look at mosaics. I handed back your Greece/Rome tests.
Monday 11/13: Today we started Byzantine Art as part of our Middle Ages unit. We completed Journal #1 and took notes on Hagia Sophia. A very abbreviated version of the power point with journal is posted--see a peer or me for a few extra notes.
Homework: Critically read the Byzantine Art article for tomorrow--Extra copies posted if absent.
Thursday 11/8: Today we wrapped up the Far East and Americas project by viewing and reflecting on the displays presented by your peers. If you were absent check in with me on Monday for the reflection worksheet.
No homework, we'll start our next unit on Monday.
Tuesday 11/7: Today was the last in-class work day for the Far East and Americas project. We'll be back in the classroom for Art Heist tomorrow and projects are due at the start of class Thursday.
Monday 11/6: Today was our second work day in the library for the Far East and Americas project. Tomorrow is our last work day for the project which is due at the start of class Thursday.
Friday 11/3: Today we were in the library for a work period on the Far East and Americas project.
Thursday 11/2: Today we took the Greece/Rome unit test and turned in journals. Tomorrow will be our first work day for the Far East and Americas project.
Wednesday 11/1: Today we had an Art Heist presentation and I introduced the Far East and Americas Project. Tomorrow is your Greece/Rome test and journals are due.
Tuesday 10/31: Today was a work period to prep for the test on Thursday. All late work and your journals are due Thursday.
Monday 10/30: Today we completed a Venn diagram for Greece and Rome to use as a review tool and reviewed for the test on Thursday. Tomorrow is a work day to prep for the test.
Journals are due Thursday
Friday 10/27: Today we finished notes on Rome with a look at Constantine and sculpture from Rome in decline (Journal #13--see Rome 3 PP it is labeled Journal 11 but is really 13). We also took some time to review the study guide and images for the test next Thursday.
Thursday 10/26: Today we continued with notes and film for the Roman Empire. The study guide and image review power point are posted for the test which is scheduled for Thursday November 2nd.
Wednesday 10/25: Today we had our first Art Heist Presentations. Great job to the groups that presented today!
Tuesday 10/24: Today we took a few notes on the transition from republic to empire and then continued with the Rome film.
Thursday 10/19: Today we started a documentary on the Roman Empire--we'll continue Tuesday.
Wednesday 10/18: Today was a work day in the library for the Art Heist project. This was the last work day, presentations start next week. Be sure you know which day you present.
Tuesday 10/17: Today we continued discussion of Classical Greek sculpture and compared it with Hellenistic sculpture using the critical reading and Journal #11 (see power point posted under unit tab). We are in the library tomorrow for Art Heist research.
Monday 10/16: Today we discussed the recent news about the Da Vinci painting going up for auction in November, debated the Elgin Marbles arguments from Friday, completed journal #10 in connection with the debate, and had time to look over the Prehistoric/Egypt tests.
Homework: Critically read the Classical/Hellenistic Greece article for tomorrow.
Friday 10/13: Today we finished the Secrets of the Parthenon video, completed journal #9 (below), and started a critical reading on the Elgin marbles for Monday.
Homework: Elgin marbles critical readin (pick up copies Monday if absent today).
Do you think it is a good idea to restore the Parthenon? If so, should they be adding new material/new marble?
Can restoration go too far? How important is it to match the precision of the ancient Greeks?
Thursday 10/12: Today we talked about the acropolis with the critical reading, took a few notes on columns, and then started a documentary on the Parthenon. No homework.
Tuesday 10/10: Today we started Classical Greece with journal #8 and some notes on Greek statues.
Homework: Critically read the Acropolis article handed out in class.
Monday 10/9: Today we worked at table groups to complete a journal that introduced archaic Greek art using power points posted under the unit tab and a critical reading handed out in class. Journal questions below:
1. Compare and contrast Minoan and Mycenaean architecture. How do these similarities and differences connect to each culture?
2. Is this art/architecture similar or different from your background knowledge on Greek art?
3. What are the similarities and differences with Egyptian art?
4. Choose either Bull-Leaping or Dolphin Fresco to analyze using the art vocab from the start of the year. What do you notice about line, color, composition? Why are they painting this subject matter?
5. Looking at the Kourous and Kore statues, compare and contrast to Egyptian statues. Also note your general observations.
Friday 10/6: Today we took the Prehistoric/Egypt test. No homework over the weekend, we'll start Greece on Monday.
Thursday 10/5: Today was a review day for the Prehistoric/Egypt test tomorrow. Be sure to review the image power point and study guide posted under the unit tab.
Wednesday 10/4: Today we finished New Kingdom Egypt with a look at the Rosetta Stone and an example from a book of the dead. Tomorrow we'll review for the test that is scheduled for Friday.
Tuesday 10/3: Today we continued discussion/notes on Egypt with journal #6 (how is the statue of Akhnaton different from others we 've seen so far) and a look at the Amarna period.
Monday 10/2: We moved the work day for Art Heist Projects to today because I was not in class. We'll continue with Egypt tomorrow. Test is Friday (see review materials under unit tab).
Friday 9/29: Today we continued New Kingdom Egypt with a look at temples. We'll wrap up Egypt next week and test on Friday. Study guide will be posted by Monday.
Thursday 9/28: Today we completed journal #5 in response to two images (see me for make-up) before taking some notes on the Middle Kingdom.
Wednesday 9/27: Today was a work day in the library for the Heist Project. We'll continue with Egypt tomorrow. No homework.
Tuesday 9/26: Today we continued our discussion of Egypt, I collected the critical reading from last week, and we took notes on the Old Kingdom.
Monday 9/25: Today I introduced the Heist Project with the example of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in 1990. We chose groups and topics in preparation for your first work day on Wednesday.
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.