Sunday, November 28, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have officially reached our unit on Greece. In the spirit of Socrates, students will be "teaching" their classmates. I will pose a question that each pair will have to research and create a mini-lesson for the class to present the answer. I am hoping that you find lots of interesting details to add to the GRAPES outline that covers our basic curriculum. (No, you can't all do the Big 3...yes, I saw Percy Jackson.)

To the right, I am posting a list of many sites you may visit for information. Each pair will have to create some kind of handout for the rest of the class. We will have 3-4 days in the computer lab to research and type. We will go over the details in class after we pre-assess our knowledge of ancient Greece.

Have fun!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Some Short Chapters...

Students -

We are covering 3 chapters in short, condensed weeks. These chapters are important for your overall class knowledge (there will be questions on the end of the year test), but not as crucial as our "BIG" units on Egypt, Greece, and Rome. We have covered/will be covering the following chapters before Thanksgiving:
Chapter 7: The Hebrews
Chapter 5: Ancient India
Chapter 6: Ancient China

We will review these civilizations and religions on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving together in class. After Thanksgiving break, we will begin our work on Greece. (Start studying for the pre-test...)