Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29

  • Period 1: Answered questions 1-3 on page 221.
  • Period 6: Answered questions 1-5 on page 221.
  • Period 7: notes on the March on Versailles
  • Notes on Ch. 12
  • Watched the first 21 minutes of The Story of India about the Spice Routes and Silk Roads.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday & Thursday, September 24 & 25


  • Notes and video excerpts on the French Revolution.  If you were absent, be sure to copy the notes from a classmate.
  • Reviewed the chapters 9-10 test
  • Graded the Connections sheet
  • Notes on Christianity in Rome
  • Viewed video excerpts from Mankind:  Empires.  See episode below.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23


  • Began our French Revolution simulation.  See me if you were absent.
  • Notes on Chapter 11.  Copy from a classmate if you were absent.  Rome map due Wednesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22

  • Students read about Louis XIV and France starting on page 164, then wrote down one key fact about France and two ways Louis XIV hurt democracy in France. 
  • We then looked at Louis XIV's residence, the Palace of Versailles.  Here is a link to a website that takes you inside the palace.  Click on any of the little red circles for an inside 360 degree look.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19

  • Reviewed the chapter 9 test
  • Students took the 9-10 test
  • Students turned in the chapter 10 summaries and the Connections sheet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday and Thursday, September 17/18

  • Students took the Democracy/6 Thinkers test.  If you have a cleared, excused absence, you will take it during class on Friday.
  • Began watching Mankind:  Pioneers.  Students took notes and will continue with them Friday.
  • Notes on Greece interspersed with video excerpts from Empires.
  • Students also compared and contrasted Greece and India.  See me if you were absent.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16

  • Reviewed test topics for Wed/Thurs test
  • Notes on democracy in England and the Enlightenment
  • Had a review session at lunch
  • Took notes on chapter 10: political aspects of Greece
  • Connections sheet due Friday along with chapter 10 summaries
  • Chapter 9-10 test on Friday

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15


  • Reminded everyone about Wed/Thur test.
  • Review session Tuesday at lunch in my classroom
  • Watched the last portion of On Native Soil.  No notes were taken except in 1st period.  If you had a cleared, excused absence, you will be excused from that assignment.
  • Students were to work on chapter 10 summaries and/or the Connections sheet for time periods 1 and 2. See me for the Connections sheet if you were absent.
  • Connections sheet will be due Friday along with your chapter 10 summaries.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12

  • Continued our 9/11 video On Native Soil
  • Continued India video (see below)
  • Took chapter 9 test.  If you were absent, the make-up will be in class on Tuesday.
  • Monday I will be absent for a meeting at the district office.  Do a great job for our substitute teacher.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday and Thursday, September 10 and 11


  • Reminder: Back to School Night on Monday, September 15th
  • Informational meeting for students and parents for our Europe trip will be Wednesday, September 17th at 5:30 in my classroom
  • Discussed 9/11 events
  • Completed 6 Thinkers chart
  • Began watching On Native Soil about the 9/11 attacks
  • If you did not take the Contract Quiz, don't forget that the ONLY time to make up that quiz is this Thursday, 9/11 at the beginning of lunch.
  • Notes on the economic, social, and cultural aspects of India from chapter 9
  • Watched excerpts from the video The Story of India.
  • Chapter 9 summaries are due Friday and the test on chapter 9 is Friday as well.
  • If you did not take the Contract Quiz, don't forget that the ONLY time to make up that quiz is this Thursday, 9/11 at the beginning of lunch.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Monday, September 8


  • Students turned in their homework, the Democratic Developments in England worksheet.
  • We reviewed the Contract Quiz.  If you were absent, you will take it Thursday, September 11 at lunch in my classroom.
  • Began the 6 Thinkers activity.  See me Tuesday if you were absent.
  • Students took the chapters 1-8 test. If you were absent, you will take it Thursday, September 11 at lunch in my classroom.
  • We then discussed the summaries for chapter 9 which will be due this Friday.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25

  • students turned in the summer work
  • discussed benefits of taking an AP class
  • students took map quiz
  • Ch. 1 homework: Using pages 7-20, what was the impact of early agriculture?  One paragraph, 6-8 sentences.
  • BFF activity

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27

  • WWI review sheet. Students completed it and we graded it in class.  See me for the handout.
  • Students worked on the next part of the final exam study guide.  See me for the handout.
  • Reminder: Time 100 project due at the beginning of the period on Thursday.  Be able to answer this question:  How is this person influential in today's world?
  • Final exam study guides are due on Monday, June 2.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22

  • Students selected their person for the Time 100 project.
  • Completed the video The Century--Then and Now
  • Russian Revolution review.  See Mrs. Borges for the sheet.
  • Study guide for the final was handed out. See Mrs. Borges for the guide.