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What we did today...a running blog-style commentary

6-11-12

posted Jun 11, 2012, 7:25 AM by Jon Whitney   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 8:22 AM ]

Final Exam detail attached.  This is the knowledge mastery list that I will draw the final exam questions from. 
 
Also attached is the first semester final.  You can see how I turn the statements into multiple choice and True/False questions.  As an added bonus...many of the questions on the first semester final will find their way onto the second semester final.  Don't miss the same question twice!

Friday 6-8-12

posted Jun 8, 2012, 12:40 PM by Jon Whitney

Today some students were able to present their findings on their final research assignment of the year.  Lots of interesting topics.

Next week we have finals.  I will explain the format on Monday and then the kids will have Tuesday and Wed. to prepare and practice for the "main event".

Almost done...stick in there.

Monday 6-4-12

posted Jun 4, 2012, 1:27 PM by Jon Whitney   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 1:28 PM ]

CE: Syrian rebels strike back against gov. forces & the Queen celebrates 60 years    
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18322412
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18313886

Today we took a geography quiz and then I set up the final assignment of the year.  It is attached below.

Wed 5-30

posted May 30, 2012, 1:52 PM by Jon Whitney

Current Event Day.  Tomorrow we will do a quick couple-day activity looking at the Ramayana & Hinduism.

Tuesday 5-29-12

posted May 29, 2012, 2:30 PM by Jon Whitney

CE: Syrian massacre & US denying paratroopers dropped in North Korea
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/28/children-shot-knifed-axed-to-death-in-syrias-houla-massacre-reports-say/?hpt=hp_c1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9296940/US-denies-reports-it-parachuted-soldiers-into-North-Korea.html

Today was a shortened day (EOC Biology testing for 10th graders).  We only had time to introduce the 4 Hindu goals.  We will do something with it on Thursday and Friday.

Reminder: Tomorrow is the final UN Current Event Day of the year.  The paperwork is in the section titled "Forms and Docs" to your left.

Friday 5-25-12

posted May 25, 2012, 2:18 PM by Jon Whitney   [ updated May 25, 2012, 2:19 PM ]

Today we learned a little about Hindu worship and prayer (Puja).

The 3 manifestations of Brahman assignment is due on Tuesday.  I have attached the readings.

Wed 5-23-12

posted May 23, 2012, 3:00 PM by Jon Whitney

CE: Egypt Presidential elections & Illegal mining problems in South Africa

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18167224
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18174513

Today I handed back some work and then we started with a little introduction to Hinduism by looking at the different manifestations of Brahman.  We will continue tomorrow with an assignment that looks at the symbolism of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Tuesday 5-22-12

posted May 22, 2012, 12:32 PM by Jon Whitney

CE: What's in your food & a cool LED light display in Belgium   

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/05/18/decoding-food-labels-gross-edibles?hpt=hp_bn15
http://freshome.com/2012/01/31/cathedral-art-installation-made-from-55000-led-lights-in-belgium-video/

Today we had our Zimbabwe quiz.  AP exams are winding down so I should be back to a regular posting schedule.

Monday 5-21-12

posted May 21, 2012, 2:11 PM by Jon Whitney   [ updated May 21, 2012, 2:12 PM ]

Quiz review.  Packets for review and quiz game notes attached.

Friday 5-18-12

posted May 18, 2012, 12:35 PM by Jon Whitney

AP exams are wrapping up, so I should be back to a more normal posting schedule.

I have attached the Zimbabwe reading packet, as well as the rubric.  It is due on Monday.

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