Extra Credit/Earn More Euros


Thursday, 18 May

INFORMATION ABOUT THE END OF THE TERM
  • I am finalizing your grade on Thursday, May 25th
  • How to improve your grade:
    • Turn in any missing assignments (look on Aspire and this website for what you're missing and how to make it up)
    • Make sure your warmup packet is complete and turned in. You can still make up the warmups.
    • Do extra credit. See the link at the top of the page.

Wednesday, 17 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Worked on missing work
  • Corrected and turned in warmup packet

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Turn in your warmup packet

HOMEWORK
  • Any missing work


Tuesday, 16 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about respect

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • Any missing work
  • Warmup packets are due Wednesday. You need to have all the warmups completed, even if you were absent. See the slideshow at the top of the page.
  • Euros are due Wednesday.
  • Any missing work and extra credit is due by Thursday, 25 May. I will be finalizing grades that day.

Monday, 13 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about Arcadian culture

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • Any missing work
  • Warmup packets are due Wednesday. You need to have all the warmups completed, even if you were absent. See the slideshow at the top of the page.
  • Euros are due Wednesday.
  • Any missing work and extra credit is due by Thursday, 25 May. I will be finalizing grades that day.

Friday, 12 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked a little more about Roma-American culture

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • Any missing work

Thursday, 11 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Learned about Roma-American culture

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look over the "Roma" section of the slideshow posted under "Materials Used in Class"

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Wednesday, 10 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Learned about American Indians

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • Any missing work

Tuesday, 9 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about diversity in the United States

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 8 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Watched students' presentations
  • Finished the documentary about marriage in India

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK
  • Look up three news articles about things happening in India. Write a paragraph summarizing each.


Thursday, 4 May



Wednesday, 3 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Did a review game
  • Signed up for presentation topics

HOMEWORK
  • You will present on Monday. Your presentation should:
    • Last five minutes
    • Include a visual aid
    • Include three quiz questions about your topic (write them down and give them to Ms. Gold)


Tuesday, 2 May

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We began talking about India

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch the clip under "Materials Used in Class"
  • Answer the following questions and turn in your paper when you get back to class

1. What are castes?
2. What is “dharma”?
3. In Buddhism, what happens to you when you die?
4. What is “karma”?
5. Who was Siddhartha?
6. Fill in the following Buddhism principles:a. All life is _.
b. The source of suffering is _.
c. To stop suffering, you must rid yourself of _.
d. To do this, you must follow the _.
7. True or false? India has always been one country.
8. True or false? Hinduism believes gods can take many forms.

HOMEWORK



Monday, 1 May

If you missed class today, you don't need to make anything up


Friday, 28 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Took the Africa test

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Turn in the homework that was due today (a summary of a news story concerning somewhere in Africa)
  • Come in and make up the test during mentoring or after school

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 27 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about some more information for Africa in general, then students broke into teams to look at specific regions.

HOMEWORK
  • Find a news story or current event that's happened in Africa. Write a paragraph summarizing it. Write down your source.
  • Finish the worksheet for the region you were assigned if you didn't finish it in class.

Wednesday, 26 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We watched some of another documentary (below)

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch enough of today's documentary (posted below) to write at least a half page of notes. Turn in the notes when you get back to class.

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Tuesday, 25 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Looked at information about Nelson Mandela

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • No warmup today
  • Read this article and answer the following questions:
    1. Who was Nelson Mandela?
    2. Where was he from?
    3. Why is he famous?
    4. Why did he spent time in prison?
    5. How did he help his country?
    6. Nelson Mandela saw something was wrong with his country, and he worked hard to try to fix it. Think about your country. Name one thing that needs to be changed, why, and how someone could change it.

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 24 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We watched more of a documentary about tribal life in Burkina Faso

HOMEWORK
  • Choose two countries in Africa. Write 10 facts about each.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Friday, 21 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students presented the interviews from last class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 20 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Looked at daily life for people in some parts of Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Turn in your kente cloth project if you haven't already
  • Find a news article that focuses on a person or group of people somewhere in Africa. Read the article and answer the following:
    • What is the article about?
    • Who is the article about?
    • Where do the people in the article live?
    • Why does the information in the article matter?
    • Imagine you're interview the person or a person the article is about. Write 10 interview questions you could ask them, and answer them with how you think the person would respond.

HOMEWORK
  • None


Wednesday, 19 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Finished our kente cloth craft

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You'll need to finish the kente cloth activity on your own. If you were also gone yesterday (so you haven't started the craft yet), come talk to the teacher about what to do.

HOMEWORK
  • Finish your kente cloth project if you didn't finish in class. Remember you also need to write a few sentences explaining what your cloth's colors and pattern mean.

Tuesday, 18 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked about kente cloth
  • Started a craft project about kente cloth

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Go through any information in slides 27-36 in the slideshow posted on 12 April that you haven't seen yet. Be sure to click on all the links.

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 17 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked a little more about African food
  • Talked about kente cloth

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Go through slides 27-36 in the slideshow posted on 12 April, including clicking on all the links

HOMEWORK
  • None

Friday, 14 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Played some children's games from Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Watch two of the videos posted below (your choice which)

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS

Ampe (Ghana)
https://www.africa.com/top-african_games/
This is a game best played with a group of four or more, but just two people will do, too. It’s an active game, with so much clapping, singing, and jumping involved that it almost looks like a dance. It’s a game that’s been past down from generation to generation. A leader is chosen and the rest of the group either stand in a semicircle or split into groups of two. The leader begins by jumping, and when you land from your jump, you place one leg forward. Points are earned depending on which leg (left or right) meets the opposite leg of your opponent first. Everyone gets a chance to be the leader and usually the first person to reach 10 points wins!




Nyama (Kenya)
https://www.africa.com/top-african_games/
This game is similar to "Simon Says"

The word literally means “meat” in Swahili. In nyama-nyama-nyama you stand in a circle, with a leader in the middle. The group jumps up each time an animal is named.




Kudoda (Zimbabwe)
https://www.africa.com/top-african_games/
This game is similar to "Simon Says"

There’s a few variations of this game, all which need at least three players to make it fun. In Kudoda, players sit in a circle around a wooden or metal bowl filled with 20 to 30 small stones or marbles. The first player picks up one of the stones and throws it up in the air. It’s all about quick fingers. Before it drops down, the player tries to pick up as many other stones in the bowl as he/she can. Once all players have had a chance, the stones are counted and the one who collects the most is the winner.


Mancala



Thursday, 13 April

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

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at the information on slides 6-20 in the slideshow posted on Wednesday, 12 April, including looking at the links and videos

HOMEWORK
  • Last time's homework if you haven't turned in yet

Wednesday, 12 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about Africa's oral tradition

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at slides 2-4 in the slideshow posted under "Materials Used in Class," including clicking on the links
  • Do the homework

KENTE CLOTH ASSIGNMENT
  1. Read slides 30-36 in the slideshow embedded below under "Materials Used in Class"
  2. Draw and color your own kente cloth design
  3. Write a paragraph explaining what your design and colors mean. You can stick to the traditional meanings described in the slideshow, or you can create your own.

HOMEWORK
  • Go home and find out a story about someone in your family. Write it down and bring it back to class. It should be something you didn't know before about your family, or something you had heard about but didn't know much about. If you and your family are having a hard time of thinking of a story, try some of the following questions:
    • Where and how did your parents or grandparents meet?
    • Do you have a member of your family who served in the military? What were some of their experiences?
    • What did your parent, guardian, or other family member think of high school? What's a memory they have from that time?
    • What's the story of what happened when you were born?
  • Students might talk to family or a legal guardian. If you aren't able to talk to someone in your own family, talk to someone outside of your family about a story from their family.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS



Tuesday, 11 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Completed infographics about Africa in class (they were due at the end of the period)

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • You need to make an infographic about Africa:
    • Look through the examples and information in the slideshow posted on Monday, 10 April, including clicking on the links
    • Choose a theme for your infographic (something like "animals," "demographics," "countries in Africa," etc.)
    • You may need to look up more facts on your own
    • Your infographic must have at least 8 facts and 4 images or graphs
    • Turn it in when you get back to class

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 10 April

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked about infographics
  • We looked at facts about Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look through the information in the slideshow posted in "Materials Used in Class," including looking through the links on the last slide
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK
  • Look up any extra facts about the topic you want to do your infographic on. Bring these to class tomorrow so you can complete your infographic.

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS


Friday, 31 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Started talking about Africa

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup

HOMEWORK
  • None

Thursday, 30 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Took the test on Russia and Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Come in during mentoring or after school to make up the test

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 29 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Reviewed for the test

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Review your notes and the "Eastern Europe" slideshow posted below

HOMEWORK
  • Prepare for the test tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Played a couple Russian games

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Do the homework

HOMEWORK

Monday, 27 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Students read an excerpt from the book The Endless Steppe and answered some questions about it

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Friday, 24 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • We talked more about Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Make sure you've gone through all the information in the slideshow posted on 22 March

HOMEWORK
  • Choose two Eastern European countries, write down ten facts about each
  • We will have a test on Russia and Eastern Europe next week. It will include political and economic terms. Study the slideshow posted on 22 March, your notes, and your assignments.

Thursday, 23 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Talked more about Russia and Eastern Europe

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at slides 43-59 of the slideshow posted on 22 March

HOMEWORK
  • None

Wednesday, 22 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Watched some clips about the USSR

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Do today's warmup
  • Look at slides 35-38 of the slideshow posted under "Materials Used in Class"

HOMEWORK
  • None

MATERIALS USED IN CLASS











Tuesday, 21 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Read an article about Russia

IF YOU MISSED CLASS

HOMEWORK
  • None

Monday, 20 March

WHAT WE DID TODAY
  • Passed out new warmup packets and Euros for hall passes
  • Talked about Russia, the USSR, and communism

IF YOU MISSED CLASS
  • Be sure to get a new warmup packet and hall passes when you get back

HOMEWORK
  • None