What we did: Monday, February 24
--got our Aztec test results (posted in Aeries)
--watched CNN '10' news
--completed 12 vocabulary words from page 174 of text and turned it in
What we did: Friday, February 21
--watched a humorous short "Horrible Histories" video about the Aztec
--took Aztec test
--started Inca vocabulary on page 174 of textbook
What we did: Thursday, February 20
--filled out study guide
AZTEC TesT tomorrow (15 points)
What we did: Wednesday, February 19
--completed chapter 25 in packet
--completed side two of Aztec worksheet (25.7/8)
--received study guide for Friday's Aztec test (it's blue)
Homework: start getting ready for Friday's Aztec test
7th period: turned in side one of Aztec worksheet. Read 25.7
--received study guide for test
What we did, Tuesday, February 18
--finished watching the PBS show we started on Friday
--read 25.6 in packet and completed 25.6 on worksheet
--NO HOMEWORK for periods 2/3/5/6/8
HW: complete side one of Aztec worksheet (sections 25.3/4/5) due tomorrow
at start of class.
What we did: Friday, February 14
--all classes except 7th period turned in side one of Aztec worksheet
--watched PBS show on African-American geneology
What we did: Thursday, February 13
--watched short video about the lives of Aztec children
--read 25.3, 4 & 5 in packet
--worked on (but most did not finish) side one of Aztec worksheet
Homework (but not for period 7): complete side one of Aztec worksheet given in class today
What we did: Wednesday, February 12
--continue in packet, 25.2 (the Aztec hierarchy)
--filled out self-created Aztec hierarchy levels and what each group did
--7th period: Aztec videos
What we did: Tuesday, February 11
--new Aztec packet
--started Aztec packet and took a few notes on the Aztec (in the packet)
7th period: turned in Aztec flag with DoG. Reviewed 24.3 & 4 worksheets
What we did: Thursday, February 6
--turned in Aztec flag project (OK to turn in Friday w/a 'DoG' certificate)
--reviewed an earlier part of the chapter w/a 'get it done in class' worksheet worth 5 points
--7th period: rec'd Aztec flag project Due tomorrow or Tuesday with a DoG certificate
NO HOMEWORK UNLESS Aztec flag project was NOT turned in today.
What we did: Wednesday, February 5
--completed and turned in the jumbo w/s
--received Aztec flag project (all classes except 7th period)
--worked on project (but did not finish it)
--7th period read 24.4, completed and turned in 24.4 worksheet
HOMEWORK: complete Aztec flag project. Due tomorrow. Dog-able to Friday (all classes except 7th period)
What we did: Tuesday, February 4
--read 24.4 in packet/text
--completed all of jumbo w/s
--Period 7 read 24.3 and completed and turned in a regular-sized worksheet
What we did: Monday, February 3
--weekend (and Super Bowl) check-in
--read section 24.3
--did sections 24.2 & 24.3 on jumbo worksheet
--Period 7 re-read 24.2 and completed both sides of a different worksheet
What we did: Friday, January 31
--test results (in AERIES)
--start Aztec unit (packet)
--some classes saw about 10 minutes of an Aztec video
What we did in class: Thursday, January 30
--took Mesoamerica test
What we did in class: Wednesday, January 29
--went over the final Mesoamerican w/s
--reviewed (once again) the study guide for tomorrow's test
--MESOAMERICA TEST TOMORROW
What we did in class: Tuesday, January 28
--read pages 162-163; completed worksheet
--collected all the stuff we worked on during the Mesoamerica unit and stapled it together
(that's four pages of stuff--1 page of vocab and 3 worksheets)
--study guide for test on reverse of today's worksheet and on the 'class handouts' page of my website.
BECAUSE: There's a 15 point test on THURSDAY
What we did in class: Monday, January 27
--weekend check-in and CNN's 'The Ten' news
--review both sides of Maya worksheet
A test on Thursday, unless we don't finish pages 162-163 tomorrow
What we did in class: Friday, January 24
--read pages 158-159 in text
--completed #s 1-11 on side two of Maya worksheet and turned it in
(7th period completed side one of w/s; 8th period read pages 156-157 and completed side one of w/s)
EXPECT a TEST NEXT WEEK (stay tuned!)
What we did in class: Thursday, January 23
--continued Maya (pages 156-157 in text)
--completed and turned in side one of Maya worksheet
Seventh period reviewed Mesoamerica worksheet, read 156-157 and
only did the first four on the Maya worksheet
NO HOMEWORK today's worksheet can be found on the handouts section of this website.
What we did in class: Wednesday, January 22
--reviewed yesterday's Mesoamerican worksheet
--started Maya (text p 156, the first four paragraphs)
Seventh period finished watching last week's video due to lots of absences
What we did in class: Tuesday, January 21
--quick review of last week's material & reread page 155
--complete and turn in side one of Mesoamerica worksheet
What we did in class: Friday, January 17
--watched about 15 more minutes of the video
--read to page 152 in the text book
--completed numbers 1-13 on worksheet (also found on the handouts section of my website
NO HOMEWORK. Three day weekend :)
What we did in class: Thursday, January 16
--watched part of BBC video on the early people of Central America
--read pages 146-147 & page 150
What we did in class: Wednesday, January 15
--reviewed yesterday's 12 vocabulary words (some of the book's definitions had phrases added
in class to make those terms more complete and understandable. The list we used in class to review
and revise can be found on the "Class Handouts" section of my website)
What we did in class: Tuesday, January 14
--got test results (posted to AERIES)
--completed definitions for MesoAmerica. (textbook p.148, section1: The Olmec and Zapotec)
What we did in class: Monday, January 13
--took geography test.
What we did in class: Friday, January 10
--recopied our two-sided map onto a one-sided (and easier to read) map
--took a practice test
--the 'real' test is Monday.
HW: be ready for Monday's test.
What we did in class: Thursday, January 9
--completed (if necessary) filling in map (and coloring)
--watched this video to start memorizing countries we mapped
Practice test on map tomorrow. 'real' test on Monday (sorry about that)
What we did in class: Wednesday, January 8
--completed filling in a map of MesoAmerica and South America
What we did in class: Tuesday, January 7
--holiday check-in (1/2 sheet of paper, question on the board)
--review procedures and grading policy
--start geography of MesoAmerica (the only class that did this was 7th period)
What we did in class: Wednesday, December 18
--worked on Medieval unit project and turned it in.
IF a student did not finish it, it is due tomorrow at the start of the period
What we did in class: Tuesday, December 17
--completed and turned in questions we started in class yesterday
--received and started Medieval project Due at the end of class TOMORROW
--we'll be working on it in class the entire period tomorrow. It's the first assignment of
--the handout for the project can be found if you scroll down on the 'class handouts' section of this website.
What we did in class: Monday, December 16
--annotated an questions and an article about the plague in New Mexico
--worked on the questions from the same article.
What we did in class: Friday, December 13
--read and annotated 5.4 on jumbo handout
--completed 5.4 on worksheet
--turned in worksheet for grading
What we did in class: Thursday, December 12
--got test results
--learned about the ways feudalism started to fall apart
by reading and annotating 5.3 on the handout
--completed 5.3 on worksheet (NOT jumbo sized)
What we did in class: Wednesday, December 11
--took a test
--expect your student to know his/her grade tomorrow and to be posted
on AERIES by week's end.
What we did in class: Tuesday, December 10
--review ALL of jumbo worksheet
--review study guide for TOMORROW's TEST
HOMEWORK: Get ready for the test
What we did in class: Monday, December 9
--text packet 4.7 & 4.8
--complete jumbo worksheet
HOMEWORK: test on WEDNESDAY
--STUDY GUIDE GIVEN IN CLASS TODAY
What we did in class: Friday, December 6
--read about Medieval disease, including the Bubonic plague (pkt 4.6)
--watched a few short videos on the plague (below)
--completed 4.6 on jumbo worksheet
What we did in class: Thursday, December 5
--read section 4.4 of packet
--completed FRONT side of jumbo worksheet (that's 4.2,4.3 and 4.4) and turned it in
--then read section 4.5 of packet
NO HOMEWORK (but there's a test coming next week :)
What we did in class: Wednesday, December 4
--completed sections 4.2 and 4.3 on jumbo worksheet
What we did in class: Tuesday, December 3
--reviewed what we learned yesterday by watching this video
--continued in packet (page 45) and learned about guilds
--worked on jumbo worksheet, 4.2 and 4.3
What we did in class: Monday, December 2
--review of class behavior expectations
--start Medieval town chapter--picture and read two pages of packet
What we did in class: Friday, November 22
--took 'bonus test' (in Aeries)
--finished watching trebuchet video
Grades are up to date in Aeries
What we did in class: Thursday, November 21
--got our grade on yesterday's Middle Ages test (they weren't as good as hoped)
--those grades are now posted on Aeries
--watched a video on medieval war technology (Nova, PBS)
--got ready for tomorrow's BONUS TEST, worth up to 5 extra credit points.
What we did in class: Wednesday, November 20
--we took the Middle Ages test. That's it. Grades to be given in class tomorrow
and posted on Aeries by Friday afternoon.
What we did in class: Tuesday, November 19
--we finished the Magna Carta worksheet and went over it.
--we got out the yellow study guide given in class yesterday and started
filling it out using the three worksheets stapled to it.
MIDDLE AGES TEST TOMORROW. 15 points. Multiple choice.
What we did in class: Monday, November 18
--introduction/overview of the Magna Carta by watching this video by the BBC:
--read pages 308-309 in textbook and started Magna Carta worksheet which is on the back
of 'feudalism, part II' worksheet from last week.
--we watched this video, too:
--organized worksheets and rec'd study guide for Wednesday's test
HOMEWORK: Middle Ages TEST on Wednesday. Study guide handed out in class today (it's yellow)
What we did in class: Friday, November 15
--we read page 306 in the text book and learned about the conflict between
the 'cross and crown' in 1075.
--Competed and turned in Ticket Out question (5 points, to be graded as a test)
NO HOMEWORK< but there will be a test next week, I promise!
What we did in class: Thursday, November 14
--we watched this video podcast about the Medieval Roman Catholic Church
--we took notes on the video (the triangle, vocab words) on the reverse site of the JUMBO
worksheet that was done last week (and returned today)
What we did in class: Wednesday, November 13
--completed and reviewed worksheet from yesterday (not collected)
What we did in class: Tuesday, November 12
--completed the film notes worksheet from Friday
--read page 304 in textbook and
--started (probably didn't finish) worksheet from page 304
What we did in class: Friday, November 8
--continued (and almost finished) watching
the PBS NOVA video called "Secrets of the Shining Knight"
and though there was a worksheet of 'fill in as you go' notes, it was NOT turned in.
NO HOMEWORK. Grades are updated in Aeries, which includes the Coat of Arms assignment
that was turned in earlier this week.
What we did in class: Thursday, November 7
--turned in coat of arms project with DoG if not turned in yesterday
--did seven vocabulary words from page 292 in text book ('names and places' on lower half of page, starting with Crusades and ending with Reconquista)
--turned in the above seven vocabulary words
--started watching the PBS NOVA video called "Secrets of the Shining Knight"
What we did in class, Wednesday: November 6
--turned in coat of arms project
--finished reading packet
--completed jumbo-size worksheet and turned it in
--Homework: if you didn't turn in your coat of arms today, it's due tomorrow with a DoG certificate
What we did in class, Tuesday, November 5
--reviewed the steps to becoming a knight
--got coat of arms project and worked on it in class. No one finished the project.
--Homework: Coat of Arms project. Due tomorrow. DoG-able to Thursday. 15 points.
(handouts on 'class handouts section of webpage)
What we did in class, Monday, November 4
--watched an introductory video about medival knights (link below)
--read pages 26 & 27 in the packet
--continued working on the jumbo-sized worksheet
NO homework. (but tomorrow there will be!)
What we did in class, Thursday, October 31
--periods 5 & 6 turned in the redo of last week's 'ticket in'
--worked on jumbo-sized chapter worksheet of the packet
--watched a halloween cartoon (because today is Halloween)
--NO homework for any class. NO school tomorrow.
What we did in class, Wednesday, October 30
--periods 2 & 3 turned in redo of last week's ticket in
--finished Castle video and notes (then turned in notes)
Optional HW for periods 5 & 6 only today: redo Ticket In question from Friday. Due tomorrow. NOT dog-able.
What we did in class, Tuesday, October 29
--periods 7 & 8 turned in their redo of last week's 'ticket in'
--read page 25 of the packet
--watched some more of the "Castle" video.
--Optional HW for periods 2 & 3 only today: redo Ticket In question from Friday. Due tomorrow at the start of class. NOT dog-able.
(periods 5 & 6 will have this optional HW tomorrow)
What we did in class: Monday, October 28
--read page 24 of the packet
--watched about 15 minutes of "Castle" video and filled out #s 1 & 2 of notes worksheet
--OPTIONAL HW for periods 7 &8 only: redo Ticket In question from Friday. Due tomorrow at the start of class. NOT dog-able.
(other classes will get this optional HW throughout the week)
What we did in class: Friday (!) October 25
--watched yesterday's video again because
--ticket in question based on the video and yesterday's reading
(it will be graded as a five-point assessment)
What we did in class: Thursday, October 24
--read page 23 of packet (Battle of Hastings!)
--watched this video (and tomorrow there will be a 'ticket in' question on the information in the video)
What we did in class: Wednesday, October 23
--continued Middle Ages packet
What we did in class: Tuesday, October 22
--read Middle Ages packet
NO homework (and none this week at all due to the shortened day schedule)
What we did in class: Monday, October 21
--turned in Charlemagne project (w/DoG) if it wasn't turned in on Friday
--reviewed Friday's Middle Ages worksheet (graded and in Aeries)
What we did in class: Friday, October 18
--turned in Charlemagne project (if you didn't, it's due Monday w/a DoG)
--worked on and finished The Middle Ages worksheet (see class handouts section)
NO homework, unless you didn't turn in the Charlemagne project.
What we did in class: Thursday, October 17
--reviewed our "Charlemagne was..." notes
--received and started Charlemagne acrostic project (handout on 'class handouts' page)
Homework: Charlemagne project --due tomorrow or dog-able to Monday. Ten points.
What we did in class: Wednesday, October 16
--learned a lot about Charlemagne by:
--reading pages 296-297 in our text and page 20-21 in a handout
--took notes on "Charlemagne was..." by using the information in the two items above.
No homework (but no promise for the same tomorrow!)
What we did in class: Tuesday, October 15
--watched a video overview of the feudal system
--got a bright pink card with the website to sign in to the digital version of the textbook.
(that information can be found on the handout section of my website)
What we did in class: Monday, October 14
--reviewed class behavior expectations (see 'class handouts' page for what was reviewed)
--went over chapter 11 vocabulary from page 292 in text book
--read page 294-95 in text book
What we did in class: Friday, October 4
--revisited Hispanic Heritage Month by watching a video
--took notes on video (5 sentences or bullet points)
Nope, NO homework.
What we did in class: Thursday, October 3
--rec'd results of yesterday's test (and the grades were TERRIBLE)
--got introduced to chapter 11--feudalism
--did vocabulary words (chivalry to vassal & Charlemagne, Franks and Middle Ages)
What we did in class: Wednesday, October 2
--took Byzantine empire test.
What we did in class: Tuesday, October 1
--completed a practice quiz
--did question #1 (and only #1) from pages 49, 51 & 55.
TEST tomorrow on the Byzantine Empire. That's pages 42-55 in the text book.
12 points. Multiple choice. No retakes. This will be the first grade of the second quarter.
--study your chapter two notes, along with the two things we did in class today.
--->Hint for the test tomorrow: Turks, 1453, A. D. <------
What we did in class: Monday, September 30
--turned in Where I'm From poem with DoG certificate
--read the remainder of chapter 2 in our history books (pages 50-54)
--took notes on same (tho many classes didn't get to pages 53-54)
Expect a test on Wednesday. More on that in class tomorrow.
What we did in class: Friday, September 27
--turned in Where I'm From poem
--watched a few short videos that had nothing to do with history
--watched part of a PBS documentary on Hispanic immigration
Homework: If you didn't turn in Where I'm From poem today, it's due Monday with a DoG.
What we did in class: Thursday, September 26
--watched these videos to give us more ideas on our Where I'm From poem
Started our WHere I'm From poem, using both the yellow graphic organizer completed in class yesterday and our Who Am I? notes from last week (stapled together)
HOMEWORK: complete Where I'm From poem. Due tomorrow, Friday, September 27.
It is dog-able to Monday. If another handout is needed, refer to the handouts section of this website.
What we did in class: Wednesday, September 25
--continued and finished the yellow handout that will help build the
"Where I'm From" poem
What we did in class: Tuesday, September 24
--continue with chapter two notes (paper folded so there's four squares and labeled with each section we've covered thus far)
--read part of page 50.
What we did in class: Monday, September 23
--weekend check-in and a review of class procedures and behavior expectations
--Hagia Sophia video (this:)
--Chapter 2 notes
What we did in class: Friday, September 20
--returned/reviewed last week's Fall of Rome test
--made sure our chapter two vocabulary was correct (3 words on board: schism, Eastern Roman Empire, Justinian Code)
--watched this video about Justinian's rise to power:
--read pages 44-45
What we did in class: Thursday, September 19
--we continued looking at the question "Who Am I?" by reading a poem (actually,
we watched this video: https://youtu.be/ZdnHl_yW1dQW
--we worked on filling out (3 or 4 boxes) of the yellow worksheet, using adjectives and nouns
What we did in class: Wednesday, September 18
-watched this video: https://youtu.be/hMTBhz92xvU
--discussed "Who Am I?" and took notes on same
What we did in class: Tuesday, September 17
--finished yesterday's vocabulary (all words in both columns from page 40). If students completed it, there's a stamp on each page.
students are responsible for knowingthe definitions all words, whether or not they finished in class.
--text, pages 42-43
What we did in class, Monday, September 16
--Fall of Rome test results (posted on Aeries as of 3 pm today)
--a small bit of information on Hispanic Heritage Month
--Chapter two vocabulary (page 40)
What we did in class: Friday, September 13
--studied 4 minutes for the test
--took Fall of Rome test
What we did in class: Thursday, September 12
-reviewed 3.2 worksheet
--read page 37
--did 3.3 worksheet and reviewed it in class
--reviewed what tomorrow's test will be about and look like
(multiple choice, 12 questions)
What we did in class: Wednesday, September 11
---remembered 9/11/01 by watching a CNN "The Ten" video
--turned in 3.2 worksheet if not turned in yesterday
--looked at page 36 (the picture of Attila the Hun) and analyzed it
--received study guide for Friday's TEST
HW: begin getting ready for Friday's test on the Fall of Rome
What we did in class: Tuesday, September 10
--reviewed yesterday's vocabulary
--finished reading page 34-35
--worked on (but maybe didn't finish) 3.2 worksheet.
If worksheet wasn't completed in class, it's homework and due tomorrow. NOT dog-able
(worksheet it on class handout section of my webpage)
What we did in class: Monday, September 9
--finished page 32 and reasons why Rome fell (written on the right side of the paper we started on Friday)
--started page 34 and wrote down terms from the text that we didn't understand
NO Homework, but probably a test by week's end.
What we did in class: Friday, September 6
--reviewed last week's geography of Europe quiz
--wrote down six terms from yesterday's text reading that we didn't understand
--wrote down a few reasons for Rome's fall, taken from page 32 in textbook
What we did in class: Thursday, September 5
--turned in our personal timeline project
--heard a story about reading and why it's important
--started reading page 32 in textbook
What we did in class: Wednesday, September 4
--finished watching video
--had a bit more time to work on personal timeline project
--DUE TOMORROW (not Dog-able): Personal Timeline Assignment
What we did in class: Tuesday, September 3 (we were off y'day for Labor Day)
--some classes (2nd period) finished watching Rome video
--all the other classes, including 2nd period wroked on the rough draft of their personal timeline
--Homework: Personal timeline. Due Thursday, September 5. NOT dog-able
The handout for the assignment can be found in the 'handout' section of this webpage.
What we did in class: Friday, August 30, 2019\
--review of Rome by way of video
--started rough draft of personal timeline
What we did in class: Thursday, August 29, 2019
--got test results (on board and updated on AERIES)
--reviewed vocabulary terms
--started page 12 in text
What we did in class: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
--took the geography test
--finished vocabulary from yesterday if it wasn't completed yesterday
--NO homework unless you didn't (yet) finish your vocabulary. It's due tomorrow by the end of homeroom. No later.
What we did in class: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
--got a reminder that there's a geography test tomorrow (it's worth 15 points)
--worked on vocabulary from chapter 1 to review things (when completed, it was stamped and worth 5 points)
BE ready for tomorrow's geography quiz. 15 points. No retakes.
What we did in class: Monday, August 26, 2019
--completed filling out the map of Europe we started on Friday
--took a practice quiz on the countries and waterways of Europe
--YES, homework: On Wednesday, August 28 15 point quiz on the geography of Europe. No retakes.
What we did in class, Friday, August 23, 2019
--worked on filling out a map of Europe using the atlas (expect both a practice test and a real test on it next week)
What we did in class, Thursday, August 22, 2019
--completed textbook scavenger hunt
--many classes then self-corrected the worksheet
What we did in class: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
--started in the textbook--hurray!!
--started textbook scavenger hunt handout together to get familiar with the book
What we did in class: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
--complete side II of geography and turn in
--basic geography lesson--what do you know?
What we did in class: Monday, August 19, 2019
start geography--atlas, fill out blank map with continents and oceans