Mon. Oct. 23

2.1 – Summit SS8: both your notes for Chapter 4 and your maps of the Middle East are due on Wednesday!

2.2 – Summit SS9: no homework!  We will start the French Revolution on Wednesday.

2.4 – Summit SS10: here is the assignment after the Gwynn Dyer talk: “In your opinion, what was the THEME of Dr. Dyer’s talk today?  Explain using examples from the talk.”

Have you ever been taught the PEE method for persuasive writing?

  • P: Point.  State your point!
  • E: Example/Evidence. Use an example (from the talk or from your own knowledge).
  • E: Explain.  Explain how your example/evidence relates to your point.

Please don’t ask how long it needs to be.  Just write and share your thoughts and ideas.  Quality over quantity!  Due Friday!


Thurs. Oct. 20

1.1 – SS9: on Tuesday, about half of you will be doing Safeteen workshops.  The other half that will be with me will be working on your projects in class (bring your own devices).  On Thursday, we will flip, so that those who were with me on Tuesday will now be doing Safeteen.  The difference is that Thursday’s class will be in the computer lab.  Communicate with your group members to figure out what you are going to do next week, especially if your group will be split up.

1.3 – SS9: next class, we will meet in the computer lab to work on your projects.

Wed. Oct. 18

2.1 – Summit SS8: continue practicing 2 column notes by completing chapter 4 in Pathways.  Your notes are due next Wednesday.  Next Monday, we will be working on a map of the Middle East in class.

2.2 – Summit SS9: your France maps are due on Monday!

2.4 – Summit SS10: please submit exercises 7 and 8 on Monday.  On Monday, we will be attending a presentation by Gwynn Dyer, who will be speaking about Trump and Brexit.  Most of you are familiar with Trump, but please come to class Monday with some kind of knowledge about Brexit so you won’t be lost during the presentation. Lastly, those of you who weren’t at the field trip today will be presenting your Charter of Rights and Freedoms skits right after the current events talks on Wednesday!

Tues. Oct. 17

1.1 – SS9: apologies for my unexpected absence.  I wasn’t feeling well.  Next class, we will meet in our classroom for some current events talks and then head to the computer lab to start your projects.  No homework for Thursday.

1.3 – SS9: apologies for my unexpected absence.  I wasn’t feeling well.  Next class, we will start discussing the class system of 18th century France.  No homework for Thursday.

Thurs. Oct. 12

2.1 – Summit SS8: the reflection for the project is due on Monday for those groups who presented today.  The reflections for the other groups will be due next Wednesday for groups who did not present today.  We will continue with presentations next class.

2.2 – Summit SS9: complete the fill-in-the-blank notes by accessing the textbook (Crossroads, Chapter 2).  Start at the section labelled “The Restoration” and continue until the end of the chapter.


Write a letter to a family member in France explaining what wondrous things have occurred in England.  You must include the English Civil War, the Lord Protector, the Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution.  The expectation is for you to include your personal thoughts and feelings.  It is a letter, after all, NOT a summary!  There is no word or page limit for this assignment.

Please e-mail me if you have any questions, especially because class ended so abruptly today.

2.4 – Summit SS10: your final answers for the Cabinet Game are due on Monday.  Good luck, Prime Ministers!