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?
11/16: Today we worked with the primary sources that you read for homework. In groups you found examples of hard and soft power and analyzed how effectively Louis XIV used his power.
Homework: Takes notes on the Russia section of the text book. I've scanned the pages and posted them under the Absolutism tab. Your notes should focus on how the leaders are using their authoritarian power and what they are accomplishing for Russia. Due Monday.
11/14: Today we discussed the Our First Revolution critical reading and the significance of economic and foreign policy changes happening in England after the civil war.
No homework for tomorrow but I passed out the absolutism test study guide today. The test is scheduled for Wednesday 11/24.
11/13: Today we discussed Hobbes/Locke at table groups and as a full class before answering journal #2 (who do you agree with more Hobbes or Lock--on human nature and government structure). Then we had time to start the homework.
Homework: Critically read the excerpt from Our First Revolution due tomorrow. If you were absent I'll have extra copies in class tomorrow.
11/9: Today we took notes on Hobbes and Locke, two enlightenment thinkers who developed their ideas based on how they experienced the English Civil War. The power point is posted along with extra copies of the homework.
Homework: Read the excerpts from Hobbes and from Locke and either mark up according to the questions or write the answers to the questions in the reading. Due Tuesday.
11/8: Today we took a few notes on the aftermath of the English Civil War before completing an in-class writing assignment using the critical reading from yesterday. See English Civil War Power Point under Absolutism tab.
11/7: Today we discussed and reviewed the English Civil War using the critical reading that was due today. We broke down each phase and answered key questions in understanding the conflict. Tomorrow we will be using this information in an in-class writing assignment. Bring your signed critical reading back with you tomorrow.
11/6: Today we discussed different types of power with a table group activity and a few notes. There was time to work on the critical reading due tomorrow.
Homework: Critical reading on the English Civil War is due Wednesday.
11/5: Today we turned in the Fall Research Paper--yay! Then started our next unit with a journal (#10 what comes to mind when you think of an Absolute Ruler) and took some notes on the start of Absolutism.
Homework: Critical reading on the English Civil War is due Wednesday, you will have some work time in class tomorrow.
11/2: Today was our final work period for the fall research paper. Remember to look at the Final Instructions page (posted under fall research paper tab) for what you need to complete and bring for Monday. Papers are due Monday.
11/1: Happy November! Today we peer edited drafts, discussed introductions and conclusions, looked at works cited pages, and I handed out the Final Instructions for the paper. See extra copies of Final Instructions under the Fall Research Paper tab--sample works cited page is also posted there.
Homework: Final research paper is due Monday--see final instructions posted under research paper tab.
10/31: Today we had a work period on the fall research paper. Tomorrow we will peer edit drafts, talk about works cited pages and turnitin.com.
Homework: Drafts due at the start of class Thursday. Draft requirements: typed, MLA formatted, and minimum 600 words.
10/30: Today I signed off on outlines before we peer reviewed and self reflected on our progress so far. Tomorrow is a work period.
Homework: Drafts due at the start of class Thursday. Draft requirements: typed, MLA formatted, and minimum 600 words.
10/29: Today during our class you attended the Think Again assembly. We'll be back in class tomorrow.
Homework: A hard copy of your MLA outline for the paper is due at the start of class tomorrow with your final Thesis and BTS on the TRS worksheet.
10/26: Today was a work period. I returned your thesis statements with feedback and you had time to start working on outlines.
Homework: Your outline and Final Thesis (on the back of the TRS) are Due Tuesday. Use the MLA Outline Template posted under the Fall Research Paper tab.
10/25: Today we had time to write our first thesis statements for the fall paper. I collected them and will pass them back with feedback tomorrow in class.
Homework: Continue any additional research that you need for your paper.
10/24: Today we were in the library for research. I collected your note cards and works cited pages at the end of class. Review the due date power point under the Fall Research Paper tab.
10/22: Today was a work period on the research paper. You should continue working on your note cards outside of class--the minimum of 20 are due next Wednesday. See documents under Fall Research Paper tab for due dates and general assignment. Updates to the deadline calendar have been made and posted under in the Calendar under the paper tab.
10/19: Today we were in the library for research on the fall paper. You should continue working on your note cards over the weekend--the minimum of 20 are due next Wednesday. See documents under Fall Research Paper tab for due dates and general assignment.
10/18: Today was our first work period for the fall research paper--topics were chosen by the end of class. Tomorrow we'll be in the library. Be sure to bring note cards with you to start organizing your research.
10/17: Today I introduced the Fall Research Paper (see assignment sheet and calendar under Fall Research Paper tab). We will have our first work period tomorrow, please bring note cards for your research and narrow down the topic list so that you can pick one by the end of class tomorrow.
10/16: Today we took the Early Modern Europe test. If you were absent please check in with me to schedule a retake. No homework.
10/15: Today was a review period for your Early Modern Europe test tomorrow; we outlined questions at table groups and answered questions as a class. The study guide is posted and you will have the full period tomorrow if needed. Homework: Study for the test.
10/12: Today your groups had 30 minutes to wrap up your reformation visuals before peer review.
Homework: Study for your test which is on Tuesday--study guide posted under Early Modern Europe tab.
10/9: Today was a work period with your groups to plan to visual for your Spread of the Reformation project (see assignment sheet). Please be sure to bring any necessary materials for a work period Thursday. Make sure to revise and finish your content so it is ready to do for the final visual--remember that it needs enough context for someone without knowledge of your topic, it should tell the story of how the events unfolded. Bring a page with your citation on Thursday, I'll provided the textbook citations. I also handed back the MA flow charts today and a study guide for your unit test which will take place next Tuesday.
Homework: Bring your content and materials for the work period Thursday.
10/5: Today we were in the library so that you could continue research while I checked off note cards.
Homework: For Tuesday you would be putting your research in to an outline/timeline format and filling in any gaps with a third source (either a book or library database). Bring a hard copy with you to class on Tuesday.
10/4: Today was a work period in the classroom with our book sources for the Reformation Project. If you finished your ten note cards I checked them off and you were able to start organizing your research.
Homework: The minimum of ten note cards need to be checked off by me by the end of class tomorrow. Your typed and organized full research is due Tuesday.
10/3: Today I introduced the Spread of the Reformation project (instructions posted) and assigned topics. If you were absent I have a topic assigned to you when you return. We'll have a work period on research tomorrow.
10/2: Today we completed Journal #2 (see below), took some notes on the spread of the Reformation, and started a religious practices and divisions worksheet review tool. Tomorrow I will be introducing a project to wrap up the Reformation.
Journal #2: Why is Luther significant? What will be the long term impact of his stand against the church?
10/1: Today we finished the Luther film, started to debrief, and turned in viewing guides.
9/28: Today we continued our look at the Reformation with the Martin Luther film. We'll finish on Monday and start discussing the impacts. No homework.
9/27: Today we finished a few intro notes before starting a documentary on Martin Luther. We'll continue tomorrow; no homework.
9/26: Today we had class discussion based on what you read last night for homework before taking a few notes to introduce the Reformation (posted). We'll finish these up tomorrow before starting a film on Martin Luther.
No homework :)
9/25: Today we reviewed the big ideas of Italian Renaissance Art, took some lecture notes on the spread of Renaissance ideas to the rest of Europe, looked at Northern Renaissance art, and had some time to start homework.
Homework: Critically read the article on the Renaissance church. If you were absent I will have extra copies in class tomorrow.
9/24: Today with the sub you presented your Art Analysis in small groups to teach your group about the piece you researched before turning in your Analysis assignment. Then you took notes from the textbook on pages 418-421. Bring the notes that you were able to complete in class back with you tomorrow.
9/21: Today we were in the library working on the Art Analysis assignment that is due Monday. Don't forget to post your final work to turnitin.com (class registration information is on the assignment sheet). The MLA template is posted under class resources.
Homework: Art Analysis assignment.
9/20: Today we turned in Middle Ages Flow Charts, took notes on the start of the Renaissance, and I introduced the Renaissance Art Analysis assignment which we will work on tomorrow in the library. The assignment and power point of images is posted and I will post the notes power point as well. No homework unless you want to get a jump start on your Art Analysis.
9/18: Today I introduced the Middle Ages Flow Chart assignment and you had time in class to start working. This is a culminating assignment so the final product should be thoughtful and polished. You will have class tomorrow to work on the project as well--I'll provide the large paper and markers if you want to use them.
If you were absent today I will post the assignment sheet and extent the deadline to Friday--we can check in on Thursday for any clarifying questions you have before turning in the final.
Homework: Middle Ages Flow Charts due Thursday.
9/17: Today we debriefed the Plague activity from Friday with flow charts in groups and class discussion before taking a few notes on the Hundred Years War. No homework.
9/14: Today we were in the library for an introduction to library resources and a small research assignment. If you are completing the Plague Research Worksheet this weekend, you can access the databases at home by clicking on the black star on the library homepage--this will open a word document that has the username and passwords for the databases.
Homework: Complete the Plague worksheet front and back--Due Monday (extra copies posted)
9/13: Today we completed two journals (see below) as we debriefed feudalism and the crusades. We also took a few notes on what starts breaking down the feudal system and turned in the crusades critical reading. We will meet in the library tomorrow. No homework.
1. How does the feudal structure impact . . .
Movement of people—both within the structure and outside of the structure
The power of the king
2. Why is this system being used?
3. What will it take to break out of this system?
Why are the crusades important?
Think impact and relate to other things we’ve been discussing in class.
9/12: Today your groups had time to finish the Feudalism Visuals and then get started on the Crusades critical reading that is due tomorrow.
Homework: Crusades critical reading due tomorrow, extra copies posted.
9/11: Today we finished up a few notes from the lecture yesterday before starting on a table group activity (creating visuals that represent the feudal system). We will have part of class to finish these up tomorrow. I signed off and collected your feudalism critical readings. No homework.
9/10: Today we completed Journal #4 (see below, and check in with me about journals if you don't have Ms. Fry for English) as a review of last week. Then we took some notes on the Role of the Church during the Middle Ages (power point posted), and had time to start a critical reading on the Feudal System.
Homework: Finish the critical reading on the Feudalism for tomorrow (underline or highlight important points and write notes/questions in the margins). If you were absent I'll have a copy for you tomorrow in class.
9/6: Today we started content with group discussion and notes on the Roman Empire. I'll post this power point after we complete a wrap up journal either tomorrow or Monday. Homework: Syllabus signed by Friday 9/7, extra copies posted under class resources tab.
9/5: Welcome to World History! Today was introductions, syllabus overview, and discussion on why we should (or shouldn't) study history. Great job jumping right in today! Homework: Syllabus signed by Friday 9/7, extra copies posted under class resources tab.