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.