Big week! Hopefully you got it all done so this weekend can be more conducive to rest, relaxation, etc.! We'll quiz on Persia-China-India on Monday, Greeks & Romans on Wednesday or Thursday.
Wed. 9/28 - Albert.io Multiple-Choice Practice, then more analyzing of Classical China, India, & Rome.
Today we took a quiz (GetAFive) and had some work-time on test-corrections or any current (new or old) work that was out there...this doesn't happen often so hope you used it.
Tomorrow, back to the grind!
HW: See slides (below or on GDrive)
Have a great night!
PS - Check out these "Classical Era" Memes...bet you can't find/create better ones!
Thur. 9/22 - Really awesome team-meeting about "Grit" and "Positive Psychology", then we examined Classical China's belief systems and chronology.
We began today with an important, and predictably needed, team-meeting. It is about this time of year that students begin feeling overwhelmed, and naturally they begin to question the validity of what we are doing (i.e. "busy work", "too much work", etc.). So we focused on the concepts of "Grit" (see TED Talk embedded below) and "Positive Psychology" in terms of their importance not only to this course, but more importantly to life in general. The more of us, Bags included, that assert these ideals, the more successful and enjoyable this course/year will be. I'll keep you all on the path as best I can, I expect the same in reverse. Then we tried to fit in a quick viewing of Crash Course #7 "2000 years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius!", although we didn't have quite enough time to finish, hence...
HW: By tomorrow...
Note: The quiz was moved to Monday, so priortize the above and finish the GetAFives, other Crash Courses, and the reading packet after that is done (by Monday at latest but you'll get new work tomorrow so...).
Keep your heads up, be gritty, control what you can control, find the value in things!
I'll see you all tomorrow (don't forget test corrections at 7AM!).
Wed. 9/21 - "Learning Target" and "Read/Watch" packet discussion, then some video, notes and discussion on "Water & Classical Civilizations"
Today we started by examining the "Learning Target" and "Read/Watch" guides for Period 2 "Classical Era - Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies (600 BCE-600 CE). Then we discussed the importance of water to humans in the ancient world and hypothesized about its importance going forward. Then we examined Crash Course #222 "Water and Classical Civilizations" (embedded below) and discussed it. (Question of the day goes to Ella F., who said "This might be a dumb question, but why focus on Khmer and Maya?"...this is absolutely not a dumb question...thinking of the motives is essential! Atta kid Ella!
HW - GetAFives, Crash Courses (we will watch #7 China tomorrow in-class), the Reading Packet (Persia/Greeks part), and your cornell notes.
Test-Corrections in the AM!
Today we graded the Multiple-Choice portion of the first unit test, then examined the Test Correction process, and ended with choice work-time (either Test Corrections or other AP World work).
HW - Partner Choices GoogleForm (embedded below, in Unit Folder, and in Student Email), GetAFives, Crash Courses, and the Reading Packet (see slides below for details).
You guys rock!
Mon. 9/19 - Team meeting, chose teams for LT/Anatomy+Autopsy Projects, finished SAQs from the exam, analyzed/discussed the Key Concepts.
Today we started with a quick team meeting (see slides below...and don't forget to send in GoogleForm telling me who you are teaming with for the LT and Autopsy/Anatomy Projects). Then we finished the SAQ portion of the test and/or read/annotated the Key Concepts for this unit, and finished with a discussion of the unit as whole...its a cool one!
HW - GoogleForm, GetAFives, Crash Courses, Reading Packet (see slides for details)
- Your Benevloent Emporer and Demi-God Hammurabski
Have you watched/taken notes on all of these GetAFive Videos yet?...
Today we completed the Multiple-Choice section of the first test, and a few of you got some or all of the SAQs done. Those who didn't can have 10-15 min. on Monday to finish...those who are done can use the time to work on on-going and new stuff we'll begin that day.
HW - Set-up Unit notes (see slide marked "HW Part A" below), b) start reading (see slide marked "HW Part B" below), and c) the first two GetAFives (see slide marked "HW Part C" below)
Have a great weekend, keep the faith, and Go Cats! Go Dawgs! And Go Hawks!
Joe Baginski, AP World History Teacher