Here are links to all of the Dynasty Power Points
Qin (see below)
Yesterday was our last in-class work day on our papers. Today we began watching To Live, and filling out our viewing guides. This will continue through Thursday - Friday we will learn about the South China Sea, and next week we will be prepping for a Socratic Seminar to finish out our China unit.
Yesterday we had our first three presentations, and they went fantastically well.
Today we spent the period in the library, working on our research for the Spring paper.
A sign up sheet is available outside my window for students to get additional help with the paper.
Today I introduced the Spring paper and answered all questions. Most questions can be answered by going to the slideshow and working through it. I will put up the sign-up sheet for meetings with me about the paper tomorrow.
The rules are as follows:
You may sign up for ONE spot in each "section" (one for thesis, one after outline)
If you miss your appointment, you may not sign up for another
Once you've signed up, you may not change your appointment time.
Today we began a new unit! China!
We started by discussing Taoism, and students read an article and responded to it in writing. The article can be found in the files section.
We will go more in depth with Taoism, and begin Confucianism tomorrow.
You can't really play bingo alone, but...I'll go ahead and post the questions/answers so that you can see them. the whole thing can be found here:
Your test will be fill in the blank, multiple choice, and short answer.
Today was a work day for your LA papers, but tomorrow is the graded discussion.
Graded Discussion: Focus on the WHEN, HOW,WHY, and OUTCOMES of international intervention in African conflicts/problems. Does it help for the U.N. or other international groups to get involved? what is the ultimate outcome? What might help more? Are there other options? IS NOT ACTING/GETTING INVOLVED EVEN AN OPTION? Think about: What is the western world's responsibility to these nations? Did we create these problems? Do we have an obligation to help solve them? What about the idea of sovereignty?
Today we reviewed the context for the Rwandan genocide before beginning the film. There are some good slides to go over the basics in my slideshow, so if you missed it, make sure you go back and review those.
in addition, we went over the requirements for a modern Africa Problems research assignment. They are on slide 176 of the Africa slideshow - take a look and ask any questions you may have.
Students had most of the class period to work on their Independence movements project.
We discussed the plan for the remainder of our time before Spring Break.
Today we finished up our discussion of South Africa and Apartheid, drawing parallels between the US and South Africa. We focused fairly specifically on the laws of Apartheid, and went back and covered a bit more information on South Africa that had been gone over very quickly yesterday.
We also signed up for an individual project where students need to create a visual representation of an independence movement in a specific country in Africa.