Week of 9 January (last week of the semester)

This week, students turned in:
  • Warmup packets
  • Euros

Preparing for the end of the term:
  • Check if you have missing assignments
  • Gather all your Euros
  • Turn in your warmup packet
  • Complete all the extra credit you want

PLEASE TURN EVERYTHING IN BY FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL. I WILL BE FINALIZING YOUR GRADES BY 5:00 ON FRIDAY.

Thursday, 5 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Finished the packet from last time (about cultures in the US)

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Turn in the packet by next class (posted on 3 January if needed)

HOMEWORK
  • Your warmup packet is due next Tuesday
  • Please also bring in any Euros you'd like to turn in on Tuesday
  • Extra credit is available--see below

Tuesday, 3 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • Students completed an assessment about the India unit
  • Students worked on a packet about cultures within the United States


IF YOU MISSED CLASS


HOMEWORK

  • None

Extra Credit Options

Note: Please complete any missing work before doing extra credit.

Option 1: Watch a movie from another country (5 Euros)

To get credit:
  • Write the title of the film
  • Write a paragraph summarizing the film
  • Write down 5 cultural differences or similarities you saw in the film
  • You can also do a TV show from another country. Watch at least two hours, then complete the same information posted above.

Option 2: Try food from another culture (5 Euros, 7 Euros if you look up a recipe and cook it yourself)

To get credit:
  • You have to try something you haven't had before. Tacos won't work.
  • You can look up a recipe and cook or go to a restaurant (or have someone else cook for you, I guess)
  • Write what you ate and three things you learned about the food and/or the culture it came from.

Option 3: Interview someone from another culture (or who has spent a significant amount of time in another culture) (5 Euros)

To get credit:
  • Plan out your questions. Have at least 10.
  • Conduct the interview
  • Write down your questions and summarize the person's answers. Turn this in.

Option 4: Learn about current events in another culture (3 Euros)

To get credit:
  • Read/watch at least 4 separate news stories about the same culture
  • Write the title of each one down
  • Write three things you learned (three things total, not three things for each story)

Option 5: Celebrate a holiday from another culture (7 Euros)

To get credit:
  • Learn about the holiday--who celebrates it, how, what traditions there are, what food is eaten, etc.
  • Throw a party! Celebrate the holiday like someone from the other culture would. Be sure to include family and/or friends.
  • Write down what you did and who you did it with

Option 6: Read a book about another culture--non-fiction or a novel that takes place in another culture (12 Euros)

To get credit:
  • Choose a book that's at least 100 pages long
  • Read the whole thing
  • Write down the title of the book and a paragraph summarizing what happened and what you learned

Other options:
  • If you think of something else you'd like to do that would help you learn about another culture, write me a note explaining it, and I'll tell you if it will work or not.
  • Note: You won't get credit if it hasn't been approved.
  • You can email me at CGold@rockwellhigh.net

Friday, 16 December

  • We watched more of the movie today
  • No homework

Thursday, 15 December


WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • Learned about different components of Indian culture
  • Started watching the Bollywood film Amal


Tuesday, 13 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Learned about different components of Indian culture
  • Started watching the Bollywood film Amal

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
Look at the information at the following links:

HOMEWORK
  • Just make sure you're caught up on things you're missing. The quarter's ending soon!

Thursday, 8 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Took the Africa test
  • Talked about Hinduism

HOMEWORK
  • If you didn't finish your Venn diagram in class, bring it completed next time

Tuesday, 7 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about kente cloth and did a small craft project
  • Reviewed for Thursday's test

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Study for the test! Here's the study guide:
wc.africa.studyguide.docx
wc.africa.studyguide.docx
wc.africa.studyguide.docx

  • Also take a look at the slideshow posted below

HOMEWORK
  • Study for the test tomorrow.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Friday, 2 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Worked on the map project

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Bring your completed map project assignment next class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 1 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about African food

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK

Tuesday, 29 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Looked at information on the different regions of Africa

HOMEWORK
  1. Choose a region of Africa OTHER THAN the region you focused on in class. Options: Northern, southern, eastern, western, or central.
  2. Write down 10 facts about the region. Include information about what makes this region unique--how is it different from other regions?


Tuesday, 22 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about South Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 17 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students looked at information about the every-day lives of people in different places and circumstances in Africa and presented interview questions and answers about them

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 15 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • We talked about storytelling and oral traditions in Africa
  • Looked at examples of everyday life in different parts of Africa
  • Students started planning interview questions and answers based on news articles they read in class

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • Write down a story that gets told in your family about a grandparent, aunt or uncle--something that tells you about the history of your family
  • Talk to your family about it!
  • Of course not every student lives with their parents. Feel free to adapt the assignment if this is the case--you can get in contact with another family member, or talk to foster parents or guardians

Friday, 11 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We looked at products and practices that come from the African continent

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • Your infographic is due on Tuesday. See 10 November for more information.

Thursday, 10 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Took the test on Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Looked at some facts about the African continent
  • Looked at how to make an infographic
  • Started making an infographic about Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You need to make up today's test
  • Look through what's posted under "Materials Used in Class"
  • Work on the homework (creating an infographic)

HOMEWORK
  • Your infographic about Africa is due on Tuesday

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Links:

Tuesday, 8 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Study for the test (see below)

HOMEWORK
  • Review for the test. Look over your notes and the slideshow posted 25 October

Thursday, 3 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We learned more about specific countries in Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Look at the slideshow posted on October 25. Go through the new information.

HOMEWORK

Tuesday, 1 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Today we learned about life in the USSR

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup (at the top of the page)
  • Watch the following video clips (they're embedded in the slideshow posted on Wednesday, 19 October):
    • Soviet Union--Short History (on slide #35)
    • Life in the USSR (on slide #36)
  • Answer questions about the video here:
  • You'll need to get the excerpt from the book and the paper with questions on it in class.

HOMEWORK
  • The questions about the book if you didn't already finish

Friday, 28 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We looked at documents about and by capitalism and communism and Adam Smith and Karl Marx

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You'll need to complete the same assignment answering questions about these documents. The questions and the documents are available in class.

HOMEWORK
  • The packet we worked on in class ended with a question asking you to write about how you would plan the economy of a new country. Finish this page if you didn't already in class. Your answers should be three paragraphs long.

Thursday, 27 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about reasons for the Russian Revolution
  • Talked about capitalism, socialism, and communism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 25 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Took the quiz on economic and governmental terms
  • Continued talking about Russia and Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Get a warmup packet when you get back to class
  • Look at the information in the slideshow posted below

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Tuesday, 18 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Debriefed the bead activity
  • Reviewed command, market, and traditional economies
  • Reviewed terms for next class' quiz
  • Talked about supply and demand
  • Vocabulary:
    • Autocracy
    • Monarchy
    • Dictatorship
    • Representative democracy
    • Direct democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Junta
    • Theocracy
    • Anarchy
    • Market economy
    • Command economy
    • Mixed economy
    • Supply
    • Demand
    • Market forces
    • High demand: What happens to supply? Price?
    • High supply: What happens to demand? Price?
    • Scarcity
    • Opportunity cost
    • Consumer
    • Producer
    • Profit
    • Incentive/motivation

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Study the terms posted above
  • Watch the videos posted below

HOMEWORK
  • Study the terms posted above for a quiz next time

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS