Thursday, 12 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students presented their cultural presentations
  • We watched some YouTube clips on different cultural aspects beyond the world

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • See "homework"

HOMEWORK
  • Please make sure you have everything turned in. I'll accept late/missing work and extra credit until Friday after school.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS

Wednesday, 11 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students presented their cultural presentations
  • We watched some YouTube clips on different cultural aspects beyond the world

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • See "homework"

HOMEWORK
  • Please make sure you have everything turned in. I'll accept late/missing work and extra credit until Friday after school.

Tuesday, 10 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students presented their cultural presentations
  • We watched some YouTube clips on different cultural aspects beyond the world

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Please have your presentation ready to go tomorrow
  • See "homework"

HOMEWORK
  • Your warmup packet is due tomorrow. You are responsible to complete all warmups, even on days you were absent. See the slideshow embedded at the top of this page.
  • Bring Euros to turn in tomorrow
  • If you haven't presented yet, please be ready to go tomorrow

Monday, 9 January

See Thursday, 5 January

Friday, 6 January

See Thursday, 5 January

Thursday, 5 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about the packet from last time
  • We started talking about American Indians

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Make sure you get the packet on US cultures completed and turned in. (Posted on Tuesday, 3 January if needed.)
  • Start working on your cultural presentation! Here's the assignment sheet if needed:

HOMEWORK
  • We will start presenting cultural presentations next Tuesday. Get ready!
  • Your warmup packets are also due on Tuesday
  • Please also bring in any Euros to turn in on Tuesday
  • As a reminder, extra credit is available (posted below under "Extra Credit Options")

Wednesday, 4 January

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students completed the packet from last class

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Complete the packet from last time (posted on 3 January if needed)

HOMEWORK
  • Complete the packet from last time (posted on 3 January if needed)

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

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We looked at holiday traditions around the world

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch the clips posted below under "Materials Used in Class"

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS











Thursday, 15 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Watched more of the Bollywood film Amal

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Ask a classmate what you missed in the film

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 14 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Watched more of the Bollywood film Amal

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Ask a classmate what you missed in the film

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 13 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We started watching the Bollywood film Amal

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Ask a classmate what you missed in the movie

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 12 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked more about India, including looking at news, talking about Bollywood, and learning about Cricket

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS



Friday, 9 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked more about Hinduism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • At this link, look at the sections "Salvation Through Renunciation" and "Epilogue--Lord Krishna's Last Sermon"

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 8 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about daily life, clothing, and marriages in India

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the information posted at the following links:
  • Watch at least 10 minutes of the clip posted under "Materials Used in Class" (it shows an Indian wedding)
  • Answer the following:
    • 1. Name three things you learned
    • 2. Would you be willing to have an arranged marriage? Why or why not?
    • 3. 90% of Indian weddings are arranged, and approximately 1 in 1,000 end in divorce (in the US, 40-50% of marriages end in divorce--which is closer to 500 in 1,000). Why do you think this is? Name at least three reasons. You should have at least one that's negative and one that's positive.

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 7 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about Hinduism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch the video posted under "Materials Used in Class"
  • Spend some time looking up more information about Hinduism
  • Think about what you've learned about Hinduism. What is similar to your own beliefs and culture? What is different? Create a Venn diagram (two large circles that overlap in the middle). Where the circles overlap, write things that you have in common. On the sides, write things you learned about Hinduism, and, on the other side, write about your own beliefs and culture. Turn this in when you get back.

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Tuesday, 6 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Reviewed for the test
  • Took the test on Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Study for the test. To study, look at the slideshow posted on 22 November and the study guide posted on 5 December.
  • You need to make up the test. Come in after school or during mentoring.

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 5 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Reviewed for the test tomorrow

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • Study for the test tomorrow. To study, look at the slideshow posted on 22 November and the study guide (posted above)

Friday, 2 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Worked on a map of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Complete and turn in the assignment wc.africa.mapproject.docx (posted on 1 December)

HOMEWORK
  • Your test on the Africa unit is next Tuesday. To study, look at the slideshow posted on 22 November.

Thursday, 1 December

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about religious death traditions in Zimbabwe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK

Wednesday, 30 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We worked on the kente cloth craft

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • You need to finish the art project!

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 29 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We finished talking about food
  • We talked about kente cloth
  • We started a kente cloth-inspired craft

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the slideshow posted on 22 November. Look at the new information and click the links (and read) about kente cloth

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 28 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about food in different regions of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the new information in the slideshow posted on November 22nd
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK
  1. Choose a region of Africa (norther, 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
  • Students finished sharing their part of the packet on regions of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the new information in the slideshow posted below

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Monday, 21 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students started sharing their part of the packet on regions of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Continue with the packet on regions of Africa when you get back to class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Friday, 18 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students continued working on the packet on regions of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Continue working on the packet when you get back to class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 17 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students looked at information about different regions in Africa. We did this jigsaw style, so each student only looked at part of the information, and they will present what they learned tomorrow.

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • At this link, choose one region of Africa (north, south, east, west, or central) and look over the information about that region. Come to class ready to share what you learned.

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 16 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We looked at news articles
  • Students' groups presented on the news articles

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 15 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY

  • 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 two questions for the person in the articles you looked at in class today

Monday, 14 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about storytelling and oral traditions in Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Look over the information at this link
  • Do today's warmup (after you read through the link)
  • Watch the story in the video posted below
  • Do the homework

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 presented the infographics
  • We looked at products and practices that come from the African continent

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Turn in your infographic
  • Read through the information at this link

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 10 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We looked at some more information about Africa
  • We worked on creating an infographic with information about the African continent

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You need to make an infographic with facts about the African continent.
    • For examples of infographics, see the slideshow posted on 9 November
    • There are links posted on 9 November to start learning facts about Africa

HOMEWORK
  • You need to finish your infographic if you didn't finish it in class

Wednesday, 9 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Today we started a new unit: Africa
  • We started working on creating an infographic about the African continent
  • We talked about how to make infographics
  • We looked at some information about Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Read through the slideshow posted below under "Materials Used in Class"
  • Look at the other material (about Africa) posted under "Materials Used in Class"
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK
  • You will work on creating your infographic tomorrow in class. If there's more information you'd like to know about Africa to make it, spend time at home looking that information up and writing notes on it.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Links:


Tuesday, 8 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Reviewed for the test
  • Took the test on Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Watched some clips about cultural differences

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You need to make up the test. Come in during mentoring or after school as soon as possible.

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS





Monday, 7 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Reviewed for the test

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Review the information in the slideshow on Eastern Europe and Russia--it's posted on 19 October

HOMEWORK

Friday, 4 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We continued looking at information about Eastern European countries

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the new information posted in the slideshow on 31 October

HOMEWORK
  • You'll have a test on Eastern Europe and economics and governmental terms on Tuesday. Look over the slideshow posted on 31 October.

Thursday, 3 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Today students spent time learning about individual countries in Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Use the same form that you did for homework yesterday (posted on 2 November under "Homework"). Fill it out for either Russia, Georgia, or Tajikistan (these are the countries that we looked at in class).

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 2 November

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We watched another clip about the Cold War
  • Students answered questions about the clip
  • Students started reading in groups about individual countries from Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch the clip posted under "Materials Used in Class" and complete the questions posted in the document on 1 November
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK
  • Today we started looking at more individual countries in Eastern Europe
  • Your homework is to choose a country in Eastern Europe and find out more about it. Use this document:

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)
  • Questions for these video clips:

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 31 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students learned about prison camps in the USSR--they read a selection from a book about the topic and answered questions about it

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup (posted in the slideshow at the top of the page)
  • You'll need to get the excerpt from the book and the paper with questions on it in class.

HOMEWORK
  • Homework was to finish the class assignment if you didn't finish it already

Friday, 28 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Today students finished looking at documents about capitalism and communism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup (see the slideshow at the top of the page)
    • Study the following terms
      • Capitalism
      • Socialism
      • Communism
      • The Communist Manifesto
      • The Wealth of Nations

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 capitalism and communism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup (see the slideshow at the top of the page)
  • Look up the following terms online and familiarize yourself with them:
    • Capitalism
    • Socialism
    • Communism
    • The Communist Manifesto
    • The Wealth of Nations

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 26 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about some vocabulary from the article we read:
    • Serfdom
    • Subsistence
    • Autonomy
    • Commune (mir)
    • Elite
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Hemophilia
  • Talked about reasons for the Russian Revolution

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Tuesday, 25 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about Russia's history, specifically the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the USSR with the Russian Revolution

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Get a warmup packet. Download and print one off here, or pick one up in class.
  • Do today's warmup (see the slideshow at the top of the page)
  • Look at the new information in the slideshow posted on Wednesday, 19 October, including watching the videos

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 19 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We watched the news
  • We learned about the Cyrillic alphabet
  • We talked more about Russia

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Look at the slideshow posted below. Look through new information.

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Tuesday, 18 October

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about the biomes of Russia
  • We talked about the US-Russia relationship and Vladimir Putin

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Look at the new information in the slideshow posted on 17 October
  • Turn in any missing work

HOMEWORK
  • GET LATE OR MISSING WORK IN. The last day is tomorrow. After that, your grade is set. Sorry.