Tues. April 24

2.1 – Summit SS8: you have now selected your explorers.  After the current events presentations, we will go to the computer lab the next two classes to work on your projects.

2.2 – Summit SS9: today, we talked about the beginnings of Upper Canada and the arrival of new colonists.  Next class, you will have time to interact and role play your characters for the New Home Project.

2.4 – Summit SS10: we will complete the A-bomb sourcework next class.  Remember to bring all the materials that you received today.


Mon. April 23

1.1 and 1.3 – SS9: today, we looked at the reasons why American colonists were so upset with England.  Next class, we will look at the actions of American colonists.

1.4 – Flex Hum 10: thanks for helping complete the Atomic Bomb study.  Keep working on your Holocaust projects in the meantime.  If you have not submitted your proposal, you MUST do that ASAP!

Fri. April 20

2.1 – SS8: If you didn’t complete the survey, please do so here: http://www.historyconcepts.org/survey using the token wmsb5j.

Finish the notes about ships and navigation tools. As you think about who you might want to study for our explorers project, here is a list for you as a starting point (you may choose someone else not on the list as long as he made his voyage during the age of exploration – 15th-17th centuries):

Ferdinand Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Giovanni De Verrazano
Leif Eriksson
Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot)
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Ponce de Leon
Hernando Cortes
Jacques Cartier
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Hernando de Alarcon
Hernando de Soto
Martin Frobisher
Samuel de Champlain
Henry Hudson
William Baffin
Jacques Marquette
Louis Jolliet
Sieur (Robert) de La Salle
Vitus Bering
Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Pedro Alvarez Cabral
Francisco Orellana
Willem C. Schouten
Juan Bautista de Anza
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Baron Alexander von Humboldt
Pedro Menendez de Aviles

2.2 – Summit SS9: no homework!

2.4 – Summit SS10: work on your projects!  Start brainstorming and write down questions you would ask in your interview that will help you with your project.

Thurs. April 19

1.4 – Flex Hum 10: if you haven’t submitted your project proposals, please do so ASAP.  Indicate your topic of interest and how you plan on presenting your project.  In the meantime, start tackling your project!  Find somebody to interview for your interview portion and come up with questions to ask that will help you with your topic.


Wed. April 18

2.1 – Summit SS8: today, we learned about King Henry VIII’s successors, specifically about Queen Elizabeth I and how she made England into a world superpower.  Finish the notes section about how she did this in the notes package.  Vocab quiz next class!

2.2 – Summit SS9: thank you to the “After the Fall” group for presenting today.  We will finish with the American Revolution and War of 1812 groups next class.

2.4 – Summit SS10: next class, we will use the class to work on our Holocaust projects.