Monday, December 15, 2008


Monday, December 15, 2008

1. Intro to the Renaissance

HW. Read Ch 17 Section 1. Take notes from the reading.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1. Intro to Humanism: Petrarch and Machiavelli

HW: Read, “Machiavelli and The Prince.” Take notes. You have a quiz on Thursday. You may use your notes on the quiz.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

1. Video: Great Books: The Prince. Take notes on the movie, you will be able to use notes on tomorrow’s quiz.

HW: Finish reading and taking notes on the Machiavelli reading

Thursday, December 18, 2008

1. Quiz: Machiavelli and  The Prince
2. Other writers of the Renassiance

HW: Read Chapter 17, sec 2. Complete reading guide for Monday, January 5

Friday, December 19, 2008

The History of Christmas. Fa la la la la…la la la la.

HW: finish reading guide


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


In order to help you prepare for Friday's test, here are a set of flashcards for the vocabulary in Unit 4.  Click on the link to take you to the cards.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Reading Guide for Middle Ages (Chapter 14, section 4)

If you did not get a copy of the Middle Ages reading guide today, it can be downloaded here.


Monday, December 8, 2008

1. ACT Magna Carta reading, plus questions
2. Lecture: The Rise of France

HW. Read p. 398-403. Complete reading guide for tomorrow.  Download the reading guide here.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1. Lecture: The 100 Years’ War

HW: Study.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

1. Finish the unit.
2. Review

HW: Study

Thursday, December 11, 2008

1. SOPHOMORE COURSE REGISTRATION. You will be meeting with your counselors.

Test tomorrow

Friday, December 12, 2008

Test: Middle Ages.

HW: None.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Monday, December 1, 2008

1. Cathedrals: Bibles Made of Stone

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1. Lecture: The Black Death, part 1

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

1. Lecture: The Black Death, part 2

HW: Bring book tomorrow

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1. Read p. 387-403. Complete reading guide for Monday.

Homework: Reading guide due Monday

Friday, December 5, 2008

1. Lecture: The Rise of England

Homework: Finish reading guide. Test next FRIDAY!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


Monday, November 17, 2008

1. Quiz: The Byzantine Empire and Islam
2. Lecture: The Dark Ages: The Rise of Christianity

HW: Read Chapter 13, Section1 (p. 353-357). Take notes for Wednesday’s Quiz

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1. Lecture: The Dark Ages: The Rise of the Franks, part 1

Quiz tomorrow.  take notes!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

1. Quiz: Chapter 13, Section 1
2. Finish Lecture

HW: Read p. 382-385. Complete reading guide for Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2008

1. Lecture: The First Holy War

Homework: Reading guide due tomorrow. Also, Bring Book tomorrow!

Friday, November 21, 2008

1. Lecture: Feudalism
2. Start working on Middle Ages packet. Due Wednesday.

Homework: Middle Ages packet due next Wednesday.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Monday, November 10, 2008

1. Lecture: Art in the Byzantine Empire

HW: Read Chapter 10 (p. 263-279) Complete reading guide for Thursday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran’s Day. No School.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1. Lecture: The Rise of Islam

HW: Finish reading guide for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

1. Video: Islam: Empire of Faith

Homework: No Homework. Bring book tomorrow.

Friday, November 14, 2008

1. Go over reading guide.
2. Map of Islamic world; complete in class.

Homework: Quiz over the Byzantine Empire and Islam on Monday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1. Lecture: The Fall of Rome

Homework: Test on Thursday-----STUDY, STUDY, STUDY

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

1. Lecture: The Significance of Rome
2. Discuss Test

Homework: Test Tomorrow

Thursday, November 6 2008

1. Test Unit 3 ANCIENT ROME

Homework: No Homework

Friday, November 7, 2008

1. Lecture: The Byzantine Empire

Homework: Read p. 301-306. Write Cornell notes, noting the vocabulary and people for the unit.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Monday, October 27, 2008

1. The Use of historical facts to support arguments
2. Lecture: The Good Emperors

Homework: Read Chapter 6, section 3. Complete reading guide for Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

1. Lecture: The Rise of Christianity

Homework: Finish reading guide. Bring book tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

1. Finish discussing Christianity
2. Activity: Sequencing Christianity

Homework: Read Ch 6, sections 4-5. Complete reading guide. Due Tuesday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

1. Lecture: The “Fall of Rome”

Homework: Continue working on reading guide

Friday, October 31, 2008

1. The “Haunted History of Halloween”

Homework: Finish reading guide for Tuesday.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Monday, October 20, 2008

1. Lecture: the Punic Wars and the Rise of Julius Caesar

Homework: Read pages 160-165. Complete reading guide (Chapter 6, Section 2) for Wednesday.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1. Lecture: The Fall of Julius Caesar and the Rise of the Empire

Homework: Finish reading guide.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1. The Roman Emperors: Scavenger Hunt activity

Homework: Finish activity if needed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

1. Lecture: Roman Emperors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Homework: None

Friday, October 24 2008

1. Video: Gladiators: The Real Story with video sheet

Homework: None

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1. Go over test

Homework: None

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1. Greco-Roman Art Forum. Meet in Black Box

Homework: None

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1. Introduction to Rome

Homework: Map of Ancient Rome

Friday, October 17, 2008

1. Lecture: The Roman Republic

Homework: “When Roman Law Ruled the World.” Complete questions for Monday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Test On Friday

The test on Friday is over Unit 2---Ancient Greece.  If you don't have a unit sheet, you can download one here.  You can also download a blank map to help you study.

Remember, the purpose of the test is not to test how much you have memorized.  It is designed to test your understanding.  In other words, it is not enough to know that Pericles was a ruler in ancient Athens.  You need to know that his significance involved bringing more democracy to Athens.  

Likewise, it is not important to know that the Greeks won the Persian Wars.  You need to understand why the Persian War were important.  What did the victory do for the Greeks and, more specifically, to Athens?

Here are some questions you should be able to answer:

1.  How did the geography of ancient Greece affect its history?
2. What did the Minoans and Mycenaeans contribute to ancient Greece?
3. What were the differences between Athens and Sparta?  How did their views on life affect the way they lived?
4. What does The Odyssey and The Illiad tell us about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?
5. What is the significance of the "polis?"  What did the polis mean to the ancient Greeks?
What were the important characteristics of democracy in Athens?  What did it mean in Athens to be a citizen?
6.  What is the significance of Alexander the Great?

So, when you go through the vocabulary and people---think about the importance of those terms and how it relates to the unit.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Frank Sinatra

Hi everyone.  We have a test coming up.  Here is a good article about Frank Sinatra.  Nudge, nudge, hint, hint.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Monday, October 6, 2008

1. Lecture: Alexander the Great

Homework: Read pages 146-149. Complete reading guide for tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1. Finish Alexander the Great
2. Lecture: Hellenic v. Hellenistic Greece

Study for test. Test Friday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1. Go over reading guides.
2. Review for test. Tie up any loose ends.

Homework: Test on Friday.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yom Kippur

Friday, October 10, 2008

1. Test: Unit 2

Homework: Read p. 155-159. Complete Cornell Notes for the section. Due on Tuesday.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Monday, September 29, 2008

1. Lecture: Aristotle.

Homework: Read p. 134-139 in textbook (Chapter 5, section 3). Write Cornell notes for the section, noting vocabulary and significance of the events/people discussed. You will have a quiz on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No School! Happy New Year! Year 5769!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

1. Video: The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization, Part 3

Homework: Finish Cornell Notes for Chapter 5, section 3

Thursday, October 2, 2008

1. Quiz: Chapter 5, Section 3
2. Finish video. Discuss.

Homework: Read Chapter 5, sec 4. Complete reading guide. Due Monday.

Friday, October 3, 2008

1. Forum on Greek Citizenship. Meet in Black Box!

Homework: Reading guide due Monday. Test over Unit 2 on Wednesday, next week.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Monday, September 22, 2008

1. Video: Greeks: Crucible of Civilization, Part 1

Homework: Complete reading guide for Chapter 5, section 2. Due Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1. Lecture: Athens and Sparta

Homework: Entire reading guide due tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

1. Lecture: The Persian Wars

Homework: No homework

Thursday, September 25, 2008

1. Introduction to Philosophy

Homework: Read article on Socrates. ANNOTATE.

Friday, September 26, 2008

1. Lecture: Socrates and Plato

Homework: Read article on Plato. ANNOTATE.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Monday, September 15, 2008

1. Sophomore Reading Assessment
2. Start Reading Packet for Chapters 3 and 4

Homework: Finish at least 2 pages for tomorrow. Bring book to class tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1. Work in class to complete reading guide.

Homework: Entire reading guide due tomorrow. Bring book again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1. Quiz: Chapters 3 & 4
2. Intro to Greek Geography

Homework: Map of the Ancient Greek World

Thursday, September 18, 2008

1. Introduction to Homer (D’oh!)

Homework: Read p. 123-126. Complete “Cornell Notes” for the section.

Friday, September 19, 2008

1. Quiz over the reading (?)
2. Lecture: Greek Life----The POLIS!

Homework: Read article on Greek Democracy. Annotate and prepare for a possible quiz.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Monday, September 8, 2008

1. Finish film. Discuss
2. Lecture: Myth and Time

Homework: Finish Chapter 2 Reading Guide, sections 3-4

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

1. Go over “Civilizations” Reading Guide
2. Lecture: Fertile Crescent, Part 2

Homework: Test on Friday. Start studying.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

1. Lecture: Fertile Crescent, Part 3
2. Go Over Chapter 2 Reading Guide

Homework: Study

Thursday, September 11, 2008

1. Go Over map
2. Review

Homework: Test Tomorrow

Friday, September 12, 2008

1. Test: Unit 1

Homework: Bring Book on Monday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cave of Lascaux

Want to learn more about early cave art? Then visit the official site to the world's most famous cave: the Cave of Lascaux, in France.

You can visit the site here:


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

1. Lecture:  The Origin of Art

Homework: Reading Guide, “Civilization.” Read p 19-23 and answer the questions for tomorrow

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1. Lecture: Early River Civilization of Mesopotamia
2. Discussion: The importance of heroes

Homework: Read “The Hero Cycle” Annotate and answer questions---due Friday.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

1. The Importance of Star Wars
2. Video: Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed

Homework: Finish reading guide for “The Hero Cycle”

Friday, September 5, 2008

1. Finish Video
2. Discuss/collect video sheet

Homework: Complete Reading Guide: “Egypt, India and China”—Due Tuesday,
September 9, 2008 (Chapter 2, sections 2-4)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today, we watched a music video from the band, R.E.M.  The video for the song "Losing My Religion" contains numerous allusions to art from various periods of history.  Your job, if you choose to accept, is to find the sources for the allusions.  Print out a copy of the art and give it to me in 148A sometime before 7:30 am tomorrow morning.  I have a sheet available with some screen shots from the video to help you if you want.  You can view and/or print that document here.

Also, here is the music video if you want to see it again:

Enjoy...And good luck!

Oh and here's a hint:  "If it's not baroque, don't fix it."

Friday, August 22, 2008

World History Schedule: WEEK 1

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Course Introduction

Homework: Read and annotate, “What is Art?” by Leo Tolstoy (You can download or read the document here)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1. Quiz/Discussion of reading
2. Lecture and video: “Know Art? The importance of Art and History in Pop Culture--from Ferris Bueller to the Simpsons”

Homework: Read “A Very Old man With Enormous Wings”

Thursday, August 28, 2008

1. Discuss story (quiz?)
2. Allusion Quest: “R.E.M.—Losing My Religion” with extra credit opportunity
3. Lecture: Symbolism and Art: Part 1

Homework: None

Friday, August 29, 2008

1. Lecture: Symbolism and Art: Part 2
2. Map: Early River Civilizations----BRING YOUR BOOK TODAY!

Homework: Complete map for homework

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome Back!

Well, the 2008-09 school year is about to begin. This is a new addition to the class this year. On this blog, I will post the weekly schedules and homework information (and perhaps some hints to extra credit questions as well!) Stop by often.