Thursday, November 30, 2006

Quiz Postponed Until Monday

For those of you who see this tonight-- the quiz is postponed until Monday.

Tomorrow in class you will be studying for it with a revised Study Guide.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

For Quizam

You should be comfortable with these items for the Quizam:


  • Dates for all dynasties
  • What each dynasty was known for (highlights)

Other items that will be tested (you will get notes tomorrow):
  • Taoism
  • Confucianism
  • Legalism

Monday, November 27, 2006

Work on Poster if you Need to Only

Tonight's home work is only to work on the poster project if you NEED to. Some groups might, and others might not.

Posters MUST be finished by the end of tomorrow's class (total time=45 minutes).

Monday, November 20, 2006

Ancient China HW + Finish PJ

Please finish the PJ assignment due for tomorrow.

Please click on the link below. Explore and discover what's happening in Ancient China.

Write about 5 things you didn't already know about China. Also write about 5 things that you find very interesting about China. These should be different than the things you didn't know.

Ancient China Link

DUE: Tomorrow...there will be NO hw over the holiday. Happy Turkey Day!

Friday, November 17, 2006

PJ # 6- Meeting a Hindu/Buddhist traveler

You are at your first stop getting ready to move on to your next stop when you meet a Hindu or Buddhist traveler. Answer the following prompts within a narrative journal entry. You MAY use imagination, but this entry will be graded on how accurate you are in discussing the traveler and what you talk about.

a. Describe where you meet the traveler (cafe, library, historical landmark, mountain pass, etc)?
b. Make sure you state which religion they are...
c. Describe the conversation you have (which needs to include details about the religion-- your choice).

Be imaginative! You may talk as if it is the past (ancient-medieval world) or present (now), but you may not talk as if it is the future.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cheat Sheet for Quizam

Please prep for your Ancient India Quizam by working on your cheat sheet.

The Quizam will be THIS friday (Nov. 17).

Things to Study:
  • Geography (5 Themes; features, etc)
  • Mohenjodaro/Harappa (city info, etc)
  • Aryan migrations (what did they bring, etc)
  • Hinduism (monotheistic [1 god/many forms], caste, 4 aims/4 stages, # of followers, karma/reincarnation, ahimsa, vegetarianism, the cow, etc)
  • Buddhism (nontheistic, who was the founder? what was his story? 4 Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, Mahayana/Theravada/Tibetan, Nirvana, non-violence, vegetarianism, How is it different from Hinduism?)
Questions? email me

Monday, November 13, 2006

PJ #5-- The Journey Begins!

And we're off!

1. This is for your first stop.

2. Describe what your first stop is like using the FIVE THEMES of GEOGRAPHY. You must have a picture for each theme and an explanation as to why each picture works for each theme.

3. Discuss what you found intriguing/interesting/exciting about this first stop.

DUE: You should have completed 3 out of 5 pictures/explanations by tomorrow...the rest will be due on Wednesday.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Weekend HW

Now that you are familiar with Hinduism and Buddhism, please explore the following link (a timeline of Indian history):

Answer these questions in your spiral:

1. Click on a few hyperlinked items between the years 0-1500 CE/AD. What were some of the things going on in India at this time?

3. What do you find interesting or surprising? Why?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Buddhism HW

1. Please finish answering the question you began in class: What would you give everything up (family, material possessions, pets, etc) for? Why? Or conversely, why could you not do this?

2. Please read the handout you were given in class (begin on p. 205-- Buddhism).

3. In your spirals, complete the following tasks:

A) Critical Thinking question # 3 on page 208 of handout (Compare/contrast)
B) What do YOU think makes a person both
free AND happy? Why?
C) How is Buddhism DIFFERENT from Hinduism?


Monday, November 06, 2006

Hinduism HW

I gave you the wrong number of how many Hindus there are in the world today-- there are closer to 1 billion Hindus today! (Tomorrow I will update your list of numbers-- as population grows so does the number of people in the various religions)

Please visit the link below to see where Hindus live in the world today.

1. What part/s of the world have the most Hindus?

2. Are there Hindus in our country? How many?

3. What are the top ten places in the world where Hindus live?

4. Is anything surprising to you about this? Why?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Weekend HW

1. Read the handout from The Upanishads very closely.

2. Paraphrase each paragraph (in your own words) in the blank space next to the paragraph.

3. So what similarities to things you have seen/heard/believe do you notice? (You may make a list on the page or your spiral).

4. What is your overall impression of the readings? (like/dislike/cool/etc) Full paragraph answer or more please.