Modern Euro 1st Quarter

9/3-4: complete the Letter to Parents and Behavior Contract with a parent or guardian at home; read the Classroom Grading System and share with your parent/guardian; we completed the European History Scattergories activity in class; use the Who Am I Poster Guidelines to complete your poster (here’s my example: Who Am I? 2014)

9/5-8: we read Knowing History and Knowing Who We Are – McCullough together; we worked in small groups to read The Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome handout and complete the The Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome Reading Assignment; homework is to read The Byzantine Empire reading (pick up from class crate) and complete the The Byzantine Empire Reading Assignment

9/9-10: we completed a (mock) quiz, The Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome Quiz, together; we reviewed our Byzantine Empire readings together in groups and then handed them in; homework is to read The Byzantine Empire – Rome of the East and complete  The Byzantine Empire – Rome of the East Questions and to complete the Byzantine Map Activity by using the labeled Byzantine Empire Map as a reference to label and color a blank map (pick up from class crate)

9/11-12: we reviewed our maps and the Empire of the East readings; maps were kept to study for the map quiz next class; reading and questions was handed in; we talked a bit about the “big three” religions and completed the chart on the World Religions Questions sheet; homework is to complete the rest of the questions using the Intro to Religions Presentation; we started watching a film entitled “Islam: Empire of Faith” (will finish next class)

9/15: we completed the Byzantine Empire map quiz and handed in the labeled and colored maps; we watched the rest of the “Islam: Empire of Faith” video and handed in the the World Religions Questions sheet; homework was to complete the Muslim Towns and Trade in North Africa and The Islamic Conquest of Spain readings and questions

9/16: Assisted Study Hall Day: we completed the Byzantine Empire map quiz and handed in the labeled and colored maps; we used the remainder of the class to complete any necessary work – see Assisted Study Hall Guidelines; homework was to complete the Medieval Kingdoms in Europe Questions using a packet of reading that is available in the class crate

9/17: NWEA testing; no class

9/18: we completed the Byzantine Empire map quiz and handed in the labeled and colored maps; we watched the rest of the “Islam: Empire of Faith” video and handed in the the World Religions Questions sheet; homework was to complete the Muslim Towns and Trade in North Africa and The Islamic Conquest of Spain readings and questions

9/19: Assisted Study Hall Day: we completed the Byzantine Empire map quiz and handed in the labeled and colored maps; we used the remainder of the class to complete any necessary work – see Assisted Study Hall Guidelines; homework was to complete the Medieval Kingdoms in Europe Questions using a packet of reading that is available in the class crate

9/22-23: we completed a review game using the Medieval Kingdoms Vocab Matching; we completed the Medieval Life Presentation; use the Study List for First Quiz to prepare for our first content quiz next class

9/24-25: we took our Unit 1 Content Quiz in class; we read Medieval Jokes (for fun); we took notes on The Medieval Church Presentation; homework was to complete How the Pope Got His Political Muscle reading and writing assignment

9/26-29: we reviewed our corrected Unit 1 Content Quiz in class; we discussed the How the Pope Got His Political Muscle reading and writing assignment completed as homework; we read about St. Symeon the Stylite (for fun); we took notes on the Crusades Presentation; homework was to complete the Crash Course on the Crusades reading and writing assignment

9/30-10/1: Assisted Study Hall day; no homework

10/2-3: we reviewed the Crash Course on the Crusades reading and writing assignment due today; we took notes on the Hundred Years’ War Presentation; homework was to complete the Make Your Own Test Template using the directions on the Modern Euro Make Your Own Test Guidelines (we will be typing these rough drafts next class using computers in class – the template is available on your school GoogleDocs account – if you need help accessing it, use the Directions for Google Docs for Students)

10/6-7: we used the computers in class to type a rough draft of the Make Your Own Test Template hand written out as homework due today; homework for next class is to print out the test, hand write in the answers, and then ask someone to proofread this copy, making notations on the test with their suggestions and signing it (so I know who your proofreader was)

10/8-9: we used the computers in class to make final corrections to our exams based on the suggestions made by the proofreader; next class you will turn in THREE copies of your exam: the hand-written rough draft with answers, the typed copy with the answers that has been proofread and marked up, and the final copy with all the answers written in

10/14-15: we took the 20-question multiple-choice quiz that goes with the Make Your Own Test project; we used the class period to either put the finishing touches on the test or to work on the homework: Boccaccio – The Decameron

10/16-17: corrected MYOTest projects were handed back; we discussed the Black Plague Presentation; we worked in groups to complete the Black Death Economics Activity; homework was to complete Italy- Birthplace of the Renaissance Reading 1 and Italy- Birthplace of the Renaissance Reading 2

10/20-21: we discussed annotation using the Annotation Guidelines; we discussed the Ren – Intro Presentation; homework was to research the individual you were assigned using the RenManWmn Research Guidelines

10/22-23: we discussed the Ren – Humanism Presentation; we worked in groups to complete the Humanism Character Discussion; homework was to complete one of the following three readings: Erasmus Praise of Folly or Petrarch Letter to Posterity or Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel and to label, color, and study the Europe1500 map using the Renaissance Map Act guidelines and the Europe 1500 Labeled Map

10/24-27: we took our map quiz; we discussed the Italian Ren Art Presentation 1 and Italian Ren Art Presentation 2; we watched Sister Wendy’s Renaissance Video; homework was to complete the Da Vinci and Michelangelo Reading and The Myth of the Renaissance in Europe reading

10/28-29: Assisted Study Hall day; homework was to organize all coursework using the 1st Quarter Portfolio Directions and to read and complete the Election Info-Voting

10/30-31: we discussed the 2014 election; homework was to complete the The Northern Renaissance Reading