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


Thursday, 16 March

Reminder: Term ends Friday. Any missing work, make up assignments, or extra credit you want to turn in is due by Friday at 2:00.


Tuesday, 14 March


WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students learned about the forces of a free market economy

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Students completed some information from iCivics on economics
    • The information we worked on is available at this website, though you have to create an account to log in. The unit is "Government and the Economy" (go to "Teach"-->"Curriculum Units"-->"Government and the Market"-->"Government and the Economy" then download Gov't&Economy.pdf"

HOMEWORK
  • We'll be correcting and turning in warmup packets on Thursday
  • The last day to turn in missing work, make up work, or extra credit is Friday at 2:00

Friday, 10 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about some economic terms
  • We did a simulation to learn about different types of economies

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • See the homework (below)

HOMEWORK
  • Your warmup packet is due Tuesday, 14 March. You are responsible for all the warmups, even if you were absent.
  • Any missing work and/or extra credit must be turned in by 2:00 on Friday, 17 March


Thursday, 9 March

No one came to class today! There's nothing to make up--we just pushed things to the next class.


Tuesday, 7 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about different kinds of governments

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Study the following terms. You should be able to define them.
    • Autocracy
    • Monarchy
    • Dictatorship
    • Democracy
      • Representative democracy, direct democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Junta
    • Theocracy
    • Anarchy
  • Pick up today's handout when you get back to class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 2 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Finished the documentary
  • Talked about what the political terms "right" and "left" mean

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Friday, 24 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 23 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students made up missing work

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • Please work on any incomplete work

Tuesday, 21 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students read selections from the Koran, Bible, and Torah
  • Students took the test for this unit

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • Please work on completing any missing assignments

Thursday, 16 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about Israel, Iran, and Palestine

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the material on Israel, Iran, and Palestine that's posted in the slideshow under "Materials Used in Class"

HOMEWORK
  • Choose two countries in the Middle East OTHER THAN Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran, Palestine, and Afghanistan. For each country:
    • Write down 10 facts
    • Write down 5 cultural tips (how to act/not act when in the country)
  • Study for the test! Look over your notes and the materials posted here.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


STUDY GUIDE
Be able to answer…
  • What are products, practices, and perspectives? What are some examples of each from the Middle East?
  • What is Zoroastrianism?
    • o What do they believe?
    • What is Islam?
      • o What do they believe?
      • o What is their holy book?
      • o How does this religion influence Middle Eastern culture? (Think about what they value)
      • o What do the different vocabulary words we discussed mean?
      • What is Christianity?
        • o What do they believe?
        • o What is their holy book?
        • o What are some names of different branches of Christianity?
        • What is Judaism?
          • o What do they believe?
          • o What do they value?
          • o What is their place of worship called?
          • What is an “Abrahamic religion”? Why are they called this?
          • Who is on the different sides of the war in Syria?
          • What are the following countries like? Be able to name several features of the country:
            • o Saudi Arabia
            • o Israel
            • o Iran
            • o Palestine
            • o Afghanistan
            • What are some contributions to our civilization that have come from the Middle East?
            • What is valued in the Middle East? What kind of practices show these values?
            • What advice would you give someone from your culture visiting the Middle East about how to act/behave while there?

Friday, 10 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • ** Students made timelines of the build up to the Syrian civil war

    IF YOU MISSED CLASS
    • Do the homework

    HOMEWORK
    Students got a photocopy of some pages from a textbook to read
    • It is a longer assignment, so it isn't due until Tuesday
    • Students should answer the questions on the last page
      • You can skip question #1

Thursday, 9 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • We wrapped up talking about Middle Eastern religions
  • We started talking about Syria


IF YOU MISSED CLASS

  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch the videos on slides #56 and #57. Take notes. We will use this information in class tomorrow to make a timeline of the events described.


HOMEWORK

Students got a photocopy of some pages from a textbook to read

  • It is a longer assignment, so it isn't due until Tuesday
  • Students should answer the questions on the last page
    • You can skip question #1

Tuesday, 7 February

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Continued learning about Islam, Christianity, and Judaism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Take a look at the slideshow posted on 30 January. Make sure you've watched the clips and gone through the information on Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.
  • We completed the second set of guided notes and turned them in. The document is posted on 31 January if you need a copy.

HOMEWORK
  • None


Friday, 27 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • We took the quiz
  • We watched CNN Student News


IF YOU MISSED CLASS

  • You need to come in after school or during mentoring to make up the quiz
  • Turn in your map assignment when you get back to class (if you haven't already)


HOMEWORK

  • None

Thursday, 25 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about statistics that describe the world
  • Started a documentary on refugees

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Review all the information in the slideshow posted on 17 January

HOMEWORK

  • We moved the quiz to tomorrow (Friday). Use the slideshow posted on 17 January to study.


Tuesday, 24 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked more about culture and about cultural sensitivity

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Go through the slideshow posted on 17 January. Study the information you haven't seen yet.
  • There is a TED Talk posted in the slideshow. Watch the clip and fill out this form. Turn it in when you get back to class.

HOMEWORK
  • You have a quiz on the introductory information on Thursday. Use the slideshow posted on 17 January to study.

Thursday, 19 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about why one should learn about culture
  • Looked at maps that depict different places and ideas

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup (posted at the top of the page)
  • Look at the slideshow posted on 17 January. Start at slide #7 and go through everything until the end, including looking at links.
  • Think of a holiday you celebrate. Write down the name of the holiday and some of the products, practices, and perspectives of that holiday. Turn this in when you get back to class.
  • Do the homework.

HOMEWORK
  • In class, we looked at a lot of maps that depicted different regions and ideas. Think of a way you can "map" or depict something about yourself or your culture.
    • Draw this (it's not an art class--I'm grading you on putting some thought into the assignment, not on your artistic ability)
    • On the back, write 3-5 sentences explaining what you drew and how it represents you

Tuesday, 17 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We started talking about what culture is

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Look at the slideshow posted below under "materials used in class":
    • Look at slide #2 and, like it says, explain each item--when would you see it? What would be the context? What would it mean? Turn this in when you get back to class.
    • You can probably explain the items from your culture, but it might be more difficult to explain the ones from other cultures. Culture helps tell you what's normal and how to interpret things! It does that for other cultures, too.
  • Write a paragraph answering the following: What is your personal culture? Turn this in when you get back to class.

HOMEWORK
  • Complete any of the above that you didn't complete in class

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS