Unit #3

4/19/12:

1.  Review The Year One, p. 6-11
2.  Write a question which asks for a conclusion--with information drawn from 2 sources.
    Answer the question.
3.  Read p. 11-15
4.  Make an inference.
5.  Use your own thinking.
6.  UpFront Magazine
6.  Prep for Friday Test

4/18/12:  Open Notebooks.  Find any notes you may have on Roman City.

1.  Pre-writing activity
2.  Follow-up writing prompt: 
  • What have we learned from the Romans about cities?
  • Did they do anything better in their cities than we do?
  • Do we do anything better than them?
  • What could we improve about our cities today?

3.  The Year One

  • Check homework
  • Ask a "literal" (factual) question from p. 1-5
  • SSR:  Read (highlight and code) p. 6-11
  • Ask and answer a question that requires a conclusion.  p. 7-11

4.  Prep for testWrite definitions on cards.




4/17/12: 
UpFront Magazine:  Flip around, write a quick reflection in your journal.
    Note:  Test on Friday.  Test is attached to the left sidebar.  Same procedure as usual.

1.  The Year One
  • Read p (paragraphs) 1-2 in class
  • Read p 3-5 for homework
  • Mark important ideas with a highlighter (or underline)
  • Code text in margin:  !  ?  V
2.  Finish Roman City video
3.  Follow-up writing prompt:  (Share ideas)
  • What have we learned from the Romans about cities?
  • Did they do anything better in their cities than we do?
  • Do we do anything better than them?
  • What could we improve about our cities today?


4/16/12:  Find notes on Chap 6 Sec 4 (Christianity in Rome)
Test on Friday--Test attached on left sidebar.

1.  Quiz on 6: 4
2.  Finish Roman City video
3.  Follow-up writing prompt: 
  • What have we learned from the Romans about cities?
  • Did they do anything better in their cities than we do?
  • Do we do anything better than them?
  • What could we improve about our cities today?

4.  The Year One:  Pre-reading.  Groups of 4
5.  For HW:

4/13/12:  Open Notebooks.  Answer these current events questions:

1. 
Finish "Agnes" Guided Reading
Paragraph:  What laws should the government have about marriage, love, sex, child bearing?  What laws should they not have?  Use examples from Agnes' story to make your point.

  • What is the purpose of marriage?  Meghan
  • What thoughts should go into the decision to get married?  Damian
  • What are the responsibilities of married people to each other?  Niki
  • What moral rules should we have about marriage?  Leah
  • What laws should we have about marriage?  Allie
  • Should divorce be allowed?  If so, when?  Merima
  • What are the responsibilities of people to each other when they get divorced?  Alyssa
  • Who should be allowed to get married?  Kollin
  • Who should not be allowed to get married?  Mr. Desmarais


2.  Continue Roman City
3.  Write long, complicated paper.

4/12/12:  Open notebooks. Turn in maps.  Do Now:  What problems do cities in America face today?


1. 
SSR:  Christianity in Rome,  Chap. 6, Sec. 4  (25 min)
2.  Finish "Agnes" Guided Reading
3.  Video:  Roman City, preview questions, watch

4/11/12:  Open notebooks. Turn in essays.  Do Now:  Write some of your thoughts about marriage. 
  • What is the purpose of marriage?  Meghan
  • What thoughts should go into the decision to get married?  Damian
  • What are the responsibilities of married people to each other?  Niki
  • What moral rules should we have about marriage?  Leah
  • What laws should we have about marriage?  Allie
  • Should divorce be allowed?  If so, when?  Merima
  • What are the responsibilities of people to each other when they get divorced?  Alyssa
  • Who should be allowed to get married?  Kollin
  • Who should not be allowed to get married?  Mr. Desmarais
1.  Map of Rome
2.  SSR:  Christianity in Rome,  Chap. 6, Sec. 4
3.  Guided Reading:  Agnes


4/10/12:  Do Now:  Open and date notebooks.

1.  Write Pericles Essay.
2.  Finish Rome Video
3.  Map of Rome

4/9/12: 

1.  Quiz on Friday reading
2.  Pericles Speech:  Extra Credit opportunity
3.  SSR (if necessary)
4.  Continue Rome video
5.  HW: Prepare to write the essay on Pericles--you will answer it tomorrow in class.  Choose one of the following questions:

Essay:  Briefly summarize Pericles Funeral Oration and the things he admired about Athens.  To what extent might he be talking about the United States?  Comment on one section of the speech which you admire and one that you do not admire.

Essay:  Explain the context* of  Pericles Funeral Oration. Choose two things he admired about Athens and apply them to the United States today.  To what extent are American values similar to or different from ancient Greek values?

Essay:  In an essay, explain the context* of  Pericles Funeral Oration and summarize the values he admired in ancient Athens.  Use those values to either support or oppose the US war in Afghanistan.

     *Context means setting.  When, where and why did he give the speech?  In one or two sentences, tell what it was about.



4/6/12:  Sub Plan: 

1.  SSR:  Sustained Silent Reading
  • Students may choose either the maroon or the blue book, chapter 6 from the back shelf
  • Use outlines provided.
  • Read quietly, individually, and take notes for 30 minutes.
  • There will be a quiz on Monday on these notes.

2.  Video: Rome: The Ultimate Empire

  • Watch and answer questions


4/5/12  Open and date notebooks.  Review character lists from yesterday.

1.  One more character example

2.  Discuss character traits--compare to Buddhism, 10 Commandments.  How are these different?  Reflection:  describe one similarity and one difference between these values systems.

3.  Pericles presentations.
  • notes
  • discussion
  • prepare to write essay

Tomorrow (with sub): 

  • SSR Text on Rome
  • Video on Rome
  • Monday: Quiz on SSR notes
4/4/12:

1.  Finish Pericles summaries, posters
2.  Aristotle:  Character traits

4/3/12  Do Now:  Fill out card on yesterday's class:  On the Pericles Speech:  What went well?  What didn't go well?

1.  Finish Chapter 4, Section 4
  • at least 3 items per box
  • at least one name per box
  • after 10 minutes write a paragraph about Greek culture
  • you may wish to compare it specifically to our culture
2.  Review Cards
3.  Continue Pericles project
  • finish summaries, notecards, quote
  • begin posters

4/2/12 

1.  Pericles Funeral Oration:  details on project, sample presentation
2.  Begin individual, group work, turn in note cards
3.  SSR:  Chapter 4, Section 4, Map

3/30/12  Do Now:  Open and Date Notebooks.  What makes a speech effective, memorable, important? Respond to this video.

1.  Pericles Funeral Oration:  details on project, sample presentation
2.  Begin individual, group work

3/29/12
  Do Now:  Open and Date Notebooks.

1.  Textbook reading:  In your notebook,
  • Write down what happened in the Persian Wars and in the Peloponnesian War (2-3 sentences each)
  • Compare these wars (one for each) to something--anything--as long as it is a thoughtful comparison.

2.  What makes a speech effective, memorable, important?

3.  Pericles Funeral Oration:  details on project, sample presentation

4.  Begin individual, group work

    

3/28/12  Do Now:  Open and Date Notebooks.

1.  Greek Revival Architecture Quiz
2.  Review Maps
3.  Quiet Reading:  Your choice--read, identify, and comment on
as many topics as you can in 20 minutes.
 TopicBlue Book page
Maroon Book page
 Pericles 114-115 55, 63
 Democracy 114 55, 63
 Persian Wars
 113 60
 Marathon 113 60
 Thermopylae  (The 300)
 114 60
 Battle of Salamis
 114 60
 Golden Age of Athens or Age of Pericles
 114 62
 Thales ? 65
 Socrates 117 65
 Plato 118 65
 Aristotle 118 65

4.  Begin Pericles Project.

3/27/12  Do Now:  Open and Date Notebooks. 
  • 10 points if done within 1 minute
  • 0 points if not done within 1 minute

1.  Look over yesterday's reading and notes.  Write  a few sentences about what looks interesting and what does not look interesting about Greece.  Give reasons for your interest or lack of interest.
2.  Return HW, check grades.  Quarter Ends Friday!
3.  Continue Greek Revival Architecture

4.  Map of Greece


3/26/12: 
Do Now:  Open and date notebooks.  10 Point Notebook Entry:  Take UpFront Magazine.  Read the article on pages 6-7.  Answer the questions in your notebook.  You must be reading, and your answer to question 1 must be in your notebook by the time the song ends.

2.  SSR Ancient Greece. 
  • Make a prediction.  Guess the answer to the True or False questions before you read.
  • Then take a book and read the section.  Write down the correct True or False answers.
  • Write some information on each topic in the space provided.
3.  Greek Architecture

3/23/12:  Do Now:  Open and date notebooks.  10 Point Notebook Entry:  Listen to the music.  Answer this question:  Is this guy amazing?  Yes or No.  Your answer must be in your notebook by the time the song ends.

Leo Kotkke is playing at the Barre Opera House tomorrow night.

1.  Read Troy article,
answer questions 1-9, including #5 summary
        Note:  Read Question 8 on the screen.  I changed it.
2.  UpFront Magazine.  Flip around.  Find something interesting.  Write a short reflection in your journal.
3.  Return Tests, HW

3/22/12:  Open notebooks.  Prepare to write essay.

1.  Write essay: 
Describe 3 people.  To what extent do (did) these people live their lives according to Buddhist values?  Does it matter?  Answer in a thoughtful 5-paragraph essay:
  • Introduction
  • Body Paragraph 1
  • Body Paragraph 2
  • Body Paragraph 3
  • Conclusion (Does it matter?)

2.  Video clip: Troy
3.  Review Troy article vocabulary
3.  Read article, answer questions 1-9, including #5 summary

3/21/12:  No Class

3/20/12: 

1.  Unit test:  Do as much as you can in 45 minutes.
2.  Troy article:  pre-reading vocabulary
3.  Map:  Ancient, Modern Greece, the World
4.  Homework:  Prepare to write the essay.


3/19/12:  Watch this video clip.  Is it funny?  Why or why not?  Comment in your journal.

1.  When will you write the test essay?  Today? Tomorrow? Wednesday?

  • Test essay:  Describe 3 people.  To what extent do (did) these people live their lives according to Buddhist values?  Does it matter?  Answer in a thoughtful 5-paragraph essay.
  • Actually, there are two test grades: one is the terms and short answers tomorrow, the second is the poster, plus the presentation, plus the essay.

2.  Do you want time today to study for tomorrow's test?

3.  What do a Nautilus shell, the Barre Post Office, and The Wizard of Oz have in common?

4.  Introductory notes on Greece (10 minutes)

5.  Pre-reading: Trojan War article

6.  Map of Greece

7.  Homework:  Study for Test

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Gerald Desmarais,
Nov 10, 2011, 6:52 AM
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Gerald Desmarais,
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