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Week 15: Ancient India/Snow Days!
This week we focus on early India. Please make sure to be current on both PowerPoint's that are covered in the World History Documents section. There is also the Early India Worksheet which covers the book readings and finishes with a graphic organizer that funnels down into an analysis paragraph. Below are the directions for Turnitin.com and papers submissions.
Early India Worksheet Turnitin.com Sheet
Week 14: Welcome Back! Mini Teach Week
This week we will be focusing on our mini teaching lessons about modern China. You have all selected dates to present. Please be ready present on that day as there will be no make-up days given. Your notebook check will be this Thursday/Friday and will include: Senkaku Islands summary, Hammurabi Packet, Visual or Chart, etc. Grades for scroll projects should be posted the following week.
India Map Assignment - Label using notability or hand draw
Emily/Sarah Mini Teach Article
Week 13: Happy Thanksgiving!!
This week we will cover the topic of Human Rights. Please take a look at the article below and respond to the questions it presents in your notebook. Also watch The Story of Human Rights - U.N/Amnesty (9min)
From Hammurabi to the Patriot Act The Story of Human Rights
Please make sure to read these two articles and have summaries for your next notebook check.
Week 12 - 13: Modern China/Silk Road Connections/UDHR
For the next 2-3 weeks we will focus on the issues that plague modern China. Each small student group will conduct a mini-teach on a topic of their choosing. During this period we will also map the Silk Road from Chang'an to Venice and beyond. Lastly, we will close with a short presentation on the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights. (Hopefully this will include a teacher compiled video like we viewed last week Link ) Topics for this upcoming mini-teach should be pertinent to modern China and could include anything from economics, growth, human rights, education, minorities, capitalism, military, or technological development. Here are some examples of articles or videos you may want to pursue:
This is my favorite Link
Video: Ted Talks: Eye on China East 101: China's Dirty Secret Cyber Warriors Whispers of Change Food Safety Ghost Cities Angola - Investment Influence of China in Africa - Guinea
More: Free Press Mining in Ghana Gold Mines BBC: World Have Your Say China on 4 Wheels
Gordon Ramsey: Shark Bait Cooking: Danger Zone China A Bite of China Food is Heaven
Ka-Ching Dynasty Never Say Die Chinese American's Santa's Workshop iPad: Horrors
Press: When China Met Africa China, Saudi Arabia Human Rights Seat China's Reform Package
Labor Camps to End Philippine Aid Controversy Aircraft Carrier Women's Education Reform
Week 11: Silk Road and Test Decompression
This week we will focus on the importance of trade as it transitions in in/out of China. We will look at the routes taken around great geographic obstacles and the cities that sprung up to nourish and entertain travelers. I hope to squeeze in some more travel documentaries and end with a Silk Road "Vacation" planned by you.
Week 10: Testing Week - Sections A/B
This week is fairly straight forward as we had discussed previously. You will take Section A (Multiple Choice) on Monday and Thursday/Friday you will take Section B (Writing Response). We will watch a brief travel documentary addressing the Silk Road and start work with Chicago Style Citations.
Hutchins Brothers - Lost in China Travel Documentary
Week 9: Test Prep and Scroll Project Conferencing
This week we will spend some time reviewing for the Unit 2: China Unit Test. The study guide will be available below. Go through your notes this week and make sure you are comfortable with the material covered. We will spend some time with the material in class and you'll have time to study with a partner or two. During the final days of the week we will be conferencing about your project - you need to have your calendar filled in and all (9) of your scroll project summary sheets complete. During this time I will also look over your notebook. You should have all of the following:
Also, please check your grades. If you are receiving a C+ or below please come see me.
Unit 2: China Preparation Guide Jeopardy #1 Jeopardy #2
Practice Test - Section B Bingo Sheet
Week 8: Dynasty Days - Yuan - Ming - Qing - Republic
This week will will focus on the later dynasties of China. Beginning with the largely misunderstood Yuan Dynasty and continuing onto the Ming and the Manchu Qing. We will look at the roles of when during this period and compare it to that of the early Han. We will also look at China's Republic period and work on understanding some of the modern implications of the "Spheres of Influence." Please don't forget your dynastic (4-corner) summary sheets. The link below to YouTube should cover those of you who are at outdoor school or absent that missed the "Republic Period of China." You should also be working on your scroll project and keeping the calendar schedule filled out. This will be checked next week along with your notebooks.
Empress Xu - Ming Ban Zhao - Early Han China in Revolution 1911 - 1949 Film
Week 7: Dynasty Days - Disunity Period - Sui - Tang - Song
This week we will introduce (4) new dynasties into the mix. Each will cover a period of increasing Imperiallization as China fights to keep itself together. Government should be your focus during this week as each dynasty has a very interesting story to tell. Also, (3) dynastic summaries will be checked this week. You may either type them into your iPad, use paper-printed sheets, or copy into your notebook.
Week 6: Introduction to China and the Scroll Project
This week we will begin to cover early Chinese dynasties and their impact on the formation of early Chinese civilization. You will be given the directions for our scroll project and a preliminary timeline of due dates and expected workload. We will also look at China as an emerging modern society if time permits.
Scroll Project - 4 corner Sheet Scroll Project Assignment Guide
Week 5: Neolithic Revolution and River Valley Civilizations
Bahrain maps due this Monday. This week we will explore the shift of hunter-gatherer societies to those who settle on the banks of a river and create the beginnings of civilizations. We will explore the physical and human qualifiers that can identify a civilization and study were exactly they arose.
Week 4: Comparing Thematic and Reference Maps
This week you will be presenting your Journey Maps to the class. Monday we will begin presentations and they will go throughout the week.
Bahrain Map - Assignment guide will be available Monday and the PowerPoint and Q & A session will be Tuesday/Wednesday of this week. The Completed Bahrain Map is due Thursday/Friday. Bahrain.docx
Week 3: Discussion on Human Geography!
Early India Worksheet Due: 12/16
Finish from Hammurabi Due: ??
Senkaku Islands Article Due: ??
Silk Road Map Due: 11/25
Modern China Topics Due: 11/19
Scroll Project Due: 11/14
Unit 2: Test Part A: Monday 11/4
Test Part B: Thur/Fri 11/7
- Discuss Insurance Points -
Government on Break!