Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Schedule December 14 - 18

Monday, December 14

DBQ Day!  Today, we will be working on our exploration DBQ. If you haven't finished the DBQ Exploration checklist in Schoology, DO IT!

Here is the powerpoint we used in class.  The DBQ is due on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday, December 15

1. Introduction to Unit 4
2. Lecture:  Absolutism

Wednesday, December 16

Lecture: Scientific Revolution, Part 1

Thursday, December 17

Lecture, Scientific Revolution, Part 2

Friday, December 18


Friday, December 4, 2015

December 7 - 11

Monday, December 7

Today, we will be watching the next episode of Mankind.  There is a sheet for this episode. Click here.

Tuesday, December 8

 Continue working on DBQ packet

Wednesday, December 9

1. Notesheet Quiz:  Africa, MesoAmerica and Exploration
2. Complete the Exploration DBQ Checklist in Schoology

Thursday, December 10

Review for the Unit 3 Test

Friday, December 11

Test: Unit 3

Monday, November 30, 2015

Schedule November 30 - December 4

Monday, November 30

Lecture: The Age of Exploration, Part 1. There is a sheet for this lecture, We will be talking about the reasons for exploration and looking at the world's first explorer: Zheng He.

Tuesday, December 1

Lecture: The Age of Exploration, Part 2. Today, we will be looking at Christopher Columbus--the Myth and the Legends

Wednesday, December 2

1. Lecture: The Columbian Exchange
2. Webquest:  Slavery.  For this webquest, you will be researching slavery using the following website: http://whslavery.weebly.com

Thursday, December 3

Continue working on the webquest. What you don't finish, you'll have to do on your own.

Friday, December 4

DBQ: The Effects of Exploration.  The packet will need to be completed so that you can write the DBQ. The DBQ will be part of your Unit 3 test.

Your notesheet quiz for this part of the unit will be on TUESDAY.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Schedule November 16 - 20

Monday, November 

Notesheet Quiz!

After the notesheet quiz, you can start working on the next World History Blog post. For this post, you will be describing how a Renaissance work of art represents either secularism, individualism or humanism.  Click here for the instructions.

You will need to pick a piece of art from this website:  http://eghsworldhistory.blogspot.com/p/renaissance-art.html

Tuesday, November 17

1. Pre-Quiz: Africa, America and Exploration
2. Africa Geography Activity. You will be filling out a map of Africa, labeling the early empires and cities in Africa.

You will be using

Wednesday, November 18

Lecture: The Empires of Africa.  There is a notesheet for this.

Thursday, November 19

Finish lecture.

Friday, November 20

Webquest: Ancient America--The Maya, Aztec and Inca

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Schedule November 9 - 13

Monday, November 9

Lecture: Humanism: The Heart of the Renaissance  There is a notesheet that goes with this lecture. Click here.

Tuesday, November 10

Renaissance Art Forum:  Meet in the theater today!

Wednesday, November 11

Lecture: Machiavelli and Politics.  You will continue taking notes on the notesheet from Monday.

Thursday: November 12

Lecture: An Introduction to the Reformation. There is a notesheet that goes with this. Click here.

Friday, November 13

Notesheet Quiz: The Renaissance and Reformation.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Schedule November 3 - 6

Tuesday November 3

1. Test Grades
2. Today, we will be starting Unit 3 by completing a Unit 3 Map Activity

Wednesday, November 4

1. Pre-quiz: The Renaissance
2. Book Activity: Renaissance Word Scramble. You will need to use Chapter 17 from your textbook for this activity. The password is "grens"

Thursday, November 5

1. Lecture: Introduction to the Renaissance.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

You will be reading a short article about the Renaissance and answering some questions. At the end of the period, you will need to do a quick exit slip in Schoology. The exit slip will be for points!

Friday, November 6

Lecture: Humanism: The Heart of the Renaissance  There is a notesheet that goes with this lecture.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Schedule October 26 - 30

Monday, October 26

Lecture:  The Rise of the Mongols. Here is the notesheet for this lecture.

Tuesday, October 27

BLACK DEATH DAY. Here is a notesheet for this lecture.

Wednesday, October 28

Notesheet Quiz: Crusades, Feudalism and the Black Death.

Thursday, October 29

Review, plus Kahoot!

Tonight, I'll be in the Chat Room for a study session. Be there!

Friday, October 30

Test: Unit 2

Don't forget: Fright Fest, 2015 is tonight!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Schedule October 19 - 23

Monday, October 19

1. Pre-Quiz: Crusades, Feudalism and Mongols
2. Lecture: Crusades and Cathedrals. There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Tuesday, October 20

1. Lecture: Feudalism.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Wednesday, October 21

Today, we will be discussing Feudalism in Japan and making comparisons with European Feudalism. You will be completing a Japanese Feudalism packet.

Thursday, October 22

Reading Benchmark Test. Today, we will be taking a times reading test, based on the ACT. This is the first of several for this year.

Friday, October 23

Lecture:  The Rise of the Mongols. There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Schedule October 13 - 16

Tuesday, October 13

1. Mini-Lecture: Monotheism: Putting it all together
2. Notesheet quiz: Religions

Wednesday, October 14

Lewis University Field Trip!

Thursday, October 15

Lecture: The Byzantine Empire and the Beginning of the Crusades.  There is a notesheet for this lecture. Click here.

Friday, October 16

Crusades: Documents and Activities. Today, you will be working on a packet regarding the Crusades. The packet contains primary sources, charts and maps.  You will also need to use Chapter 14 in the textbook.  The password is grens! (with the exclamation point)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Schedule October 5 - 9

Monday October 5

***If you did not finish "Three Religions, One God" on Friday, you need to do it on your own***

1. Pre-Quiz: Religions
2.  Lecture: Avatar and Hinduism.  There is a sheet that goes with this lecture. You can download it here.

Tuesday, October 6

1. Finish Lecture on Hinduism
2. Complete Christianity webquest. The webquest is for the site http://romechristianity.weebly.com/

Wednesday, October 7

Work on Christianity webquest in class.  The webquest is for the site http://romechristianity.weebly.com/

What you don't finish in class, will have to be finished on your own!

Thursday, October 8

1. Lecture: Buddhism. Here is the notesheet for the lecture.
2. Start Islam webquest.  The webquest is for the site http://foundationsofislam.weebly.com/

Friday, October 9

Work on Islam webquest in class

Tuesday, October 13

1. Mini-Lecture: Monotheism: Putting it all together
2. Notesheet quiz: Religions

Monday, September 28, 2015

Schedule September 28 - October 3

Monday, September 28

1. Set up History Chat
2. Discuss test and review.  You will be working on a review sheet for the test. The test is Wednesday. It is worth 100 points.

***TONIGHT*** I will be online starting at 8:30 in the History Chat Room to help with studying. This is a HUGE test.  Be there!

For the test, you will need

1. All of your notesheets
2. Unit 1 Overview
3. Unit 1 Terms Review

Tuesday, September 29


Wednesday, October 1

Test: Unit 1

Thursday, October 2

Introduce Unit 2: Religions, Feudalism and the spread of disease  Click here for the unit overview.

As we start Unit 2, we will watch Mankind: Empires.  There is a sheet that goes with this viewing.

Friday, October 3

1. Finish the film.
2. Complete article webquest. The sheet can be found here.  Go to this website to complete:


Monday, September 21, 2015

Schedule September 21 - 25


Monday, September 21

Today, you will be working on your Rome and Han China packet.  What you don't finish in class, you will need to finish on your own.  Click here for the packet.

We will also watch this clip in class to answer some questions in the packet:

Tuesday, September 22

Meet in the THEATER today for a FORUM on Greek and Roman Art

Wednesday, September 23

No School

Thursday, September 24

Lecture: Rome and China.  You will be completing a chart that looks at the similarities and differences between Rome and China

Friday, September 25

1. Notesheet Quiz: Rise and Fall of Empires.  Today, you will have a quiz over Persia, Greece, Rome and Han China.  You may use all of your notesheets on this quiz. Make sure everything is completed!

2. We will watch Mankind: Empires.  There is a sheet that goes with this viewing.

Monday, September 28

1. Finish Movie
2. Discuss the "History Chat"
3. Review Kahoot!

Tonight, I will be online starting at 8:30. I will go over the test in the History Chat Study Room. All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 29

TEST: Unit1   

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Editing You Blog Posts and Using the Blogger App

Below are two videos that walk you through how to edit your posts and how to use the blogger app.

How to Edit Your Blog Posts:

How to Use the Blogger App

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Schedule September 15 - 18

Tuesday, September 15

1. Pre-Quiz: The Rise and Fall of Empires
2. Start working on the first civilization document/activity packet on Persia and Greece

Wednesday, September 16

Continue working on packet in class. What you don't finish, you'll need to do on your own.

Thursday, September 17

Lecture:  Alexander the Great.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Friday, September 18

Start working on the next civilization packet: Rome and China. This will be due next Monday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Schedule September 8 - 11

Tuesday, September 8

1. Finish River Valley Civilizations lecture
2. Start working on River Valley DBQ packet

Wednesday, September 9

Continue working on River Valley DBQ Packet

Thursday, September 10

1. Notesheet Quiz:  Neolithic Revolution through River Valleys
2. Blog Post #2: What was the most important event in early human history?  This blog post will be due on Tuesday!

Friday, September 11

Today, we will be watching Episode 2 of Mankind: The Story of All of Us.  There is a sheet that goes with this.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How to Make a Blog

Here is a video that explains the blog making process.  It also explains how to make a post and insert images at the 11:48 mark.   Enjoy.

Schedule August 31 - September 4

Monday, August 31

Meet in Theater for Origins of Art forum.

Tuesday, September 1

Video:  Mankind, Episode 1.  There is a sheet for this video.  You will need to fill it out during the film.

Your first Blog post is due TOMORROW.  Be sure to have entered your blog information on the google form or it will not be graded.

Wednesday, September 2

1. Finish film, if necessary
2. Lecture: The Neolithic Revolution.  You will take notes.  Here is the notesheet.

Thursday, September 3

Lecture: Introduction to River Valley Civilizations. Here is the notesheet.

Friday, September 4

Finish lecture.  Introduce new Blog post: What was the most significant event in the early history of humans?   Blog post will be due on Tuesday.

Your notesheet quiz will be on Wednesday of next week.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Blogging Project--Don't forget to fill out the form!

You will have your first Blog assignment today.  Before you can do that, you need to give me your blog information by filling out the form.

Happy blogging!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Schedule August 26-28

Wednesday, August 26

Welcome back!  Today, we are going to get some odds and ends out of the way:
1. Course Overview
2. Seating Charts
3. Fill out Student information form

Thursday, August 27

Today, we are going to take a pre-quiz over the first half of this unit: Neolithic Age and River valley Civilizations. Then, we are going to set up our blogs for the blogging project.

When you set up you block, enter your blog url on this form.

Friday, August 28

Lecture:  Art, Allusion and History: How are They Connected? Today, we are going to look at why we study art and history.  You will take notes on this sheet. Then, you will write your first blog post! If you don't finish your blog post in class, it is due on Monday!

ATTENTION: On Monday, you will be meeting in the Theater, not in class!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!

Hi everyone.  I am so looking forward to this upcoming school year. This is the official website for my class.  You will find the weekly schedule here, and also links to the textbook and the notes and assignments.

We will also be using Schoology to take online quizzes, too.

If you have any questions, just ask. See you on Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Schedule May May 26 - 29

Tuesday, May 26

Lecture:  Rise of Fascism.  Here is the notesheet.

Wednesday, May 27

Lecture: Hitler's March of Conquest  Here is the notesheet.

Thursday, May 28

World War II QR Code Activity

Friday, May 29

1. Finish World War II QR Code Activity
2. Take Quiz over World War II events

Monday, June 1

Video:  Apocalypse: Inferno  You will complete a worksheet while watching the film.

Apocalypse The Second World War Ep 6 INFERNO by waja100

Tuesday, June 2

Review for Final Exams

Monday, May 18, 2015

Schedule May 18 - 22

Monday, May 18

Finish watching The Last Voyage of the Lusitania. There is a sheet that goes with this video.

Tuesday, May 19

Lecture:  The Allies Win  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Wednesday, May 20

1. Notesheet Quiz:  World War I
2. Map of Russia, Plus Russian Revolution Terms

Thursday, May 21

Lecture: Tsars and Holy Men.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Friday, May 22

Lecture: The Russian Revolution. There is a notesheet for this lecture.

We will finish up the lecture on Tuesday, then start World War II.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Schedule May 11 - 15

Monday, May 11

1. Pre-Quiz:  World War I
2. Map of Europe After World War I.  There is a notesheet for this.

Tuesday, May 12

Finish Map and discuss the Assassination of the Archduke

Wednesday, May 13

Lecture: World War I begins.  There is a notesheet for this.

Thursday, May 14

Lecture: Trench War and Submarine War. There is a notesheet for this.

Friday, May 15

Webquest:  World War I

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6

Hi guys.  I am not going to be in today.  Here's what you will be doing:

1.  You need to read an article about Sierra Leone today.  The article is called, "Sierra Leone's Diamonds Still A Source Of Contention" and can be found here.
2.  Go to Schoology to take the quiz on Blood Diamond and the article.  You can use the Blood Diamond packet on the quiz and any notes you may have.

IMPORTANT: most of the quiz is short answer. Make sure your answers are thoughtful and have examples.  Plus, you need to write the MelCon.   The Melcon is a compare and contrast.  So you need to identify ways in which Blood Diamond and the Belgian Congo are both SIMILAR and DIFFERENT.  (You can identify 2 similarities and 1 difference or 1 similarity and 2 differences)

Here is the Rubric:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blood Diamond

We have been watching Blood Diamond in class.  Here is the packet that goes with the film.  On Wednesday, we will have a quiz and you will need to write a paragraph comparing the situation depicted in Blood Diamond to that of the Belgian Congo.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Congo Video

On Wednesday, we are watching the following video in class.  This video shows the present state of Congo.  The sheet for this video can be found here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Africa Colonization Map Activity

Starting on Tuesday, you will be examining maps involving African imperialism.  First, you will need to download the African Map Packet.  Open it in Notability and color in the first map based on the European powers that took over Africa.  Next, you will need to answer questions based ont he two maps in the packet.


If you open up this document in the World History App, simply click on.  At the bottom, click on the link to Open in Safari. Then click on the the link "Open in..." and choose Notability or another app of your choice.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Schedule April 27 - May 1

Monday, April 27

Lecture:  Intro to Imperialism.  Here is the notesheet.

Tuesday, April 28

Lecture: Imperialism in Africa (Continue with the notesheet from yesterday)

Wednesday, April 29

Lecture:  The Congo Today.  You will watch a short film about Congo and compare maps of Africa today with Africa during imperialism,

Thursday, April 30

Movie:  Blood Diamond.  During class we are going to watch the film Blood Diamond, which is about a civil war in Sierra Leone during the late 1990s. Here is the analysis guide. You will need to compare this with what happened in the Belgian Congo 100 years earlier.  Then, you will be writing a MelCon.

Here is the trailer for the film.

Friday, May 1

Continue watching Blood Diamond

On Tuesday, we will be writing a MelCon in class and taking a short quiz over the film.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DBQ Presentation

This week we are working on a DBQ. You will need to turn the DBQ in during class on Wednesday.  To help with your writing of the paragraph, here is the Power Point instructions that we discussed in class.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Schedule April 20 - 24

On THURSDAY, you will have a test over Unit 7.  Here is the review sheet.  You can turn this in for some extra credit on Thursday.

Monday, April 20

1. Take short quiz over Friday's movie: The Worst Jobs in the World: Industrial Note: If you weren't here on Friday, you will need to watch the video and fill out the sheet in order to take the quiz)
2. Start on the DBQ.  Read through the documents and answer the questions.  You will need to open the documents in Notability in order to annotate and write.  Then, you will fill out the charts and write a thesis statement

Tuesday, April 21

Continue with the DBQ.  You will need to write a MelCon this time.  Here is the rubric.

Wednesday, April 22

Today, you will write and turn in your MelCon essay. This essay will count as a test. Here is the RUBRIC. Then, when you are done, you will work on the review guide for the Unit 7 Test tomorrow.

Thursday, April 23

Test: Unit 7.  The test is 40 questions multiple choice.

Friday, April 24

Intro to Unit 8: Imperialism.  Take Pre-Quiz.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Schedule April 13 - 17

Monday, April 13

1. Notesheet Quiz: Revolutions and Romanticism
2. Kahoot review over Ages of Art

Tuesday, April 14

Webquest:  The Industrial Revolution.  Today, you will be going to the following website to answer questions about the Industrial Revolution.  Bring earbuds so you can listen quietly to some video clips.  Here is a copy of the webquest.

Website:  Intro to the Industrial Revolution

Wednesday, April 15

Lecture:  The Industrial Revolution, Part 1.  Here is the notesheet for this lecture.

Thursday, April 16

Lecture, the Industrial Revolution, Part 2

Friday, April 17

Video:  The Worst Jobs in the World: Industrialism.  There is a sheet that goes with this.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Schedule April 7 - 10

Tuesday, April 7

Today, you will be working on a Latin American Revolution Webquest.  Use the following links to answer the questions.

Part 1: The Mexican War for Independence
Part 2: Cinco de Mayo v. Mexican Independence
Part 3: Causes and Effects of the Latin American Revolutions
Part 4: Find a Grave: Simon Bolivar
Part 5: Haiti and the United States
Part 6: The Haitian Revolution Toussaint Louverture

Wednesday, April 8

2nd Period: Finish Latin American Lecture from last Thursday
8th Period:  Forum on Romanticism.  Meet in Theater

Thursday, April 9

2nd Period: Forum on Romanticism.  Meet in Theater
8th Period:  Finish Latin American Lecture from last Thursday

Friday, April 10

Notesheet Quiz: Revolutions

Monday, March 30, 2015

Schedule March 30 - April 3

Monday, March 30

Welcome back!!!!

1. Pre-Quiz: Revolutions
2. Lecture:  From Reaction to Revolution.  Here is the notesheet.

Tuesday, March 31

Continue Lecture:  From Reaction to Revolution

Wednesday, April 1

Today, you will be doing an "Effects Activity" and complete a map of Latin America.  You will be using the maps in Chapter 24 to complete the activity.  Colored pencils will be available.

Thursday, April 2

Lecture: Latin American Revolutions. There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Romanticism Art Project

This week you will be creating a Romanticism Art project.  If you weren't here on Wednesday, you can view the powerpoint below.  The notesheet contains the instructions.

Romanticism Powerpoint
Notesheet: Romanticism plus Project Instructions/Rubric

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Schedule March 16 - 20

Monday, March 16

1.  Take NOTESHEET quiz.  This quiz covers the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, French Revolution and Napoleon
2. Review for tomorrow's test!

Tonight at 8:30, I will be online at 8:30--hanging out in the History Chat Room--for a review session!

Tuesday, March 17

Test: Unit 6

Wednesday, March 17

1. Introduction to Romanticism
2. Romanticism Project:  Each of you will be given a painting from the Romantic Period.  You will need to do the following:

  • research the painting and artist
  • create a notability presentation

This will be due on FRIDAY.  You will email it to me.

Thursday, March 18


Friday, March 19

Romanticism and the Horror Movie---We will watch several short horror movies

Monday, March 9, 2015

Schedule March 9 -13

Monday, March 9

Continue watching French Revolution video.  Here is the sheet.

Tuesday, March 10
Lecture:  The French Revolution.  There is a sheet that goes with this lecture.  
Wednesday, March 11
Finish French Revolution Lecture.
Thursday, March 12
1.  Introduce Napoleon. There is a notesheet for this. 
2.  Napoleon Tweets Activity.  You will read 12 "tweets" from Napoleon.  Using your book, identify each event and the date.  Then, go to Schoology to place the events in the correct order.
Friday, March 13
Finish Napoleon lecture.

Notesheet Quiz is on Monday.  This quiz will cover the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon.
Your Unit 5 Test will be on TUESDAY!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Schedule March 2 - 6

Monday, March 2

1.  Finish Lecture on Scientific Revolution
2. Start Enlightenment webquest.  For this webquest, you will be visiting the following websites in order to answer the questions.


You will also need to go to Chapter 22 in your textbook to answer some questions. You will have until Friday, 6 pm to complete a short check for understanding quiz on schoology.  You can take it as many times as you need, but need to get an 80% in order to get credit.

Tuesday, March 3

Testing Day

Wednesday, March 4

1. Finish the webquest
2. Start Lecture: From Enlightenment to Revolution. Click here for the notesheet.

Thursday, March 5

Finish Lecture: From Enlightenment to Revolution.  Click here for the notesheet.

Friday, March 6

Video:  The French Revolution, Part 1.  There is a notesheet for this video.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Schedule February 23 - 27

Monday, February 23

Video:  The Rise and Fall of Versailles, Part 1.  There is a sheet that goes with this.

Tuesday, February 24

1. Notesheet Quiz: Absolutism
2.  Lecture:  Introduction to the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Wednesday, February 25

1. Pre-Quiz:  Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Revolutions
2. Lecture: Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.  You will be finishing the notesheet from yesterday.

Thursday, February 26

ACT Reading Benchmark

Friday, February 27

Enlightenment Webquest

Friday, February 13, 2015

Schedule February 17 - 20

Tuesday, February 17

1. Pre-Quiz:  Absolutism  We will start the week with a pre-quiz for Absolutism, which is found in Chapter 21.  Those with the highest scores will spin the wheel!
2.  Introduction to Unit 6
3. Lecture:  Introduction to Absolutism---Get ready to sing!

Wednesday, February 18

Lecture:  Absolutism.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Thursday,  February 19

Activity:  Absolutism Chart and Map

Friday, February 20

Video:  The Rise and Fall of Versailles.  This video is about Louis XIV and his palace of Versailles.  The video is embedded below and there is a sheet (of course!).  If you miss this day, you will need to watch it.

Your first notesheet quiz for this unit will be on TUESDAY! covering Absolutism, the Chart and Map and the video guide.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Study Chat TONIGHT! New Time!

Tonight's online study session starts at a new time:  7:00 pm.  It will only last for an hour.

Click here to get to the chat room.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Schedule February 9 - 13

At the end of the week, you will have your first unit test of the semester. Look at your Unit 5 overview for questions and vocabulary.  There is also a Quizlet for this Unit.  On Thursday night, there is a review session online.

Monday, February 9

DBQ on Exploration.   You will create a chart based on the documents and then write a thesis statement based on the prompt.  This will be done in class and will count as a test grade. 25 pts.

(If you do not finish in class, it will be collected tomorrow.)

Tuesday, February 10

Lecture:  Introduction to slavery.  There is a note sheet for this.

Wednesday, February 11

Webquest on Slavery  Here is the website:  http://whslavery.weebly.com

Here is the webquest sheet.

Today, you will also be given a study guide for the test.  You can access it here.

Thursday, February 12

1.  Note sheet quiz:  Exploration and Slavery
2.  Review for test. Kahoot!

Tonight, at 8:30,  I will be in the World History chat room to review for the test.  Be there!

Friday, February 13

Test Unit 5!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Schedule February 2 - 6

Monday February 2


Tuesday February 3

Lecture:  The Age of Exploration: Columbus  Remember, there is a notesheet for this.

Wednesday February 4

1.  Lecture:  The Age of Exploration: The Columbian Exchange

Thursday February 5

Video:  Mankind: New World  We will start watching this video today and finishing it tomorrow.  There is a viewing guide for this video. If you are not here, you will still need to watch it.

Friday, February 6

1.  Finish the video
2.  Start the Exploration DBQ.  There is a document packet.  You will use your iPads to read and annotate the documents.  You will answer questions regarding the documents.

               Click here for the document packet

               Click here for the document questions.

What you do not finish today, you will need to complete for Monday.

Next week:

  • Notesheet quiz on Thursday
  • Unit 5 Test on Friday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Today, you will be working on a webquest for the African empires of Ghana and Mali.  If you cannot load the website, you may have entered the address wrong (there is no "www" on this address).  Click on the link below and it will take you right to the website.


(Note: there are two "a"s in the middle of the address)

If you installed a "VPN" on your iPad, you may have issues loading the site.  Disable the vpn  or delete the vpn and you should get it to work.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Schedule January 26 - 30

Monday, January 26

Lecture: African Empires, Part 1.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Tuesday, January 27

Today you will be working on a webquest about West African Empires.  You will have the entire period to work, but it is long so you will have to work hard to finish it in class.

Here is the link to the website:  http://ghanaandmali.weebly.com/

Wednesday, January 28

Lecture: African Empires, Part 2.  You will be finishing the notesheet given on Monday.

Thursday, January 29

1.  Notesheet Quiz.  This quiz will cover the notesheet on African Geography, the webquest and the African History notesheet.
2. Lecture:  Intro to Exploration.  There is a notesheet for this lecture.

Friday, January 30

1. Notesheet Pre-Quiz: This quiz will cover Exploration, the Columbian Exchange and Slavery. This can all be found in Chapter 19 and Chapter 20.
2. Lecture:  Exploration. Continue with the Exploration notesheet.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Semester, New Schedule

Welcome back!  This semester we will continue with what we were doing last semester with one important addition:  Pre-Quizzes!

Wednesday, January 21

1.  Intro to the New Semester
2.  Begin Unit 5 with a Pre-Quiz!
3.  Lecture:  Introduction to Africa

Thursday, January 22

1. New seats
2. Map of Africa Activity

For this activity, use Chapter 15 in your textbook and the following websites:

Friday, January 23

Meet down in the THEATER for a Renaissance Art Forum

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Final Exam Review

As you get ready for finals, there is a review sheet that you can fill out for extra credit.  Click on the link below to access the review.  You will eventually get a paper copy, but you can use this for now.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Schedule January 5 - 9

Monday, January 5

Welcome back!  Today, we will be finishing up the Reformation with a Notesheet about John Calvin and Henry VIII

Tuesday, January 6

Webquest: The Ancient Americas.  What you do not finish in class, you will need to do on your own.

Here are the websites that you will use:


Wednesday, January 7

Forum:  Art of the Renaissance. Meet down in the theater.

Thursday, January 8

Lecture:  Maya and Aztec

Friday, January 9

Lecture:  Incas

Monday, January 12

Notesheet Quiz:  Reformation and the Ancient Americas

Tuesday, January 13

Review for Final Exams

Wednesday January 14 - Friday January 16