Thurs. Nov. 15

Summit 8: next week, we go into the computer lab to put the finishing touches on your projects.  You should have all your notes prepared for Monday!

Summit 9: your term test on England and France is Tuesday the 27th.  We will continue Les Mis next class.

Summit 10: skits are to be presented Monday!


Tues. Nov. 13

Summit 8: as the TOC said, your civilizations magazine/scrapbook is due on Tues. Nov. 27.  You will have Thursday’s class to work on it, as well as 3 computer lab sessions next week.  Use these in-class periods for your research.  The computer lab days are there for you to make your project presentable.

Summit 9: your primary source questions are all due next class.  We will watch a movie for the next two classes to sum up our unit on the French Revolution.

Summit 10: you have all been assigned a section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to demonstrate to the class.  I forgot to inform the TOC that next class (Thursday), I have a district AD meeting in the afternoon so you will have your 2.4 class with Ms. Beaucock.  Everybody who was supposed to do their current events presentations this week will go Monday.  Your skits will be presented on Monday.

Wed. Nov. 7

Summit 8: for homework, go through the chapter assigned to your civilization and determine “how religion influences a civilization.”  Start by taking notes about the religion(s) that were influential in your civilization.  You do not need any external sources.  Just use your textbook.

Summit 9: complete questions #1-12 in the source package in point form.

Summit 10: complete pages 42 and 43 in the package by using p. 19-21 in the workbook as a source.

Mon. Nov. 5

Summit 8: we will have 15 minutes next day to finish our sharing groups!  Otherwise, no homework!

Summit 9: thanks for your heartfelt emotional pleas on the future of the French government!  Next class, we will talk about how the people who led the revolution end up turning on each other, devouring their own!


Thurs. Nov. 1

Summit 8: today, we talked about Charlemagne and the Carolingians and how they led the Frankish Empire to be the most powerful in Europe.  Your task is to go through your assigned chapter and record who the leaders were in your civilization.  For each leader, determine in your opinion what he or she is known most famously for.  This can be done in note form.

Summit 9: prepare your arguments for the National Assembly role play next class.  Each speech should be 30-60 seconds.  You will be evaluated on your strength of argument and persuasion (emotion!)

Summit 10: thanks for the mock parliamentary debate.  No homework for Monday.  Please stay in the gym after 3rd period for the volleyball game.

Tues. Oct. 30

Summit 8: great job in our discussion today about the necessities of life.  Now, use the following pages in your textbook to determine why people in your civilization live in the areas that they do: China: p. 73-74.  India: p. 340-342.  Islam: p. 107-108, 113-114.  What is so important about a water source?  Or being at the mouth of a river in a delta?  Or climate?  Or natural features like mountains, plateaus, or valleys?

Those who STILL haven’t done their project reflections:

Summit 9: today, you learned about the reasons why people in France were so unhappy that they revolted against the king and government.  Next class, we will enter a role play about the march to Versailles.

Summit 10: “be it resolved that the minimum wage across the country be increased to $13.90.”  Start formulating your debate arguments in preparation for our mock parliamentary session next class.  Be prepared to present and debate your arguments.

Fri. Oct. 26

Summit 8: take a look at your maps that you have created and try to figure out the location(s) of where your civilization first started.  Why do you think it started there?  Hint: remember our discussion about what civilizations need to get started.  Nomadic tribes stop moving from place to place for a reason.

Summit 9: complete the worksheet about Louis XIV, XVI, and Marie Antoinette.

Summit 10: complete the chart about how a bill becomes a law.  Use the workbook on page 15.