Monday, June 04, 2007

Pilgrimage Journal- Final part 2

FINAL EXAM—SEMESTER 2--- Pilgrimage Journal



1. Go to your next stop.

2. Go to this link: and explore books that were written in the medieval period. Then, pick a book you find interesting from the synopsis and write the name of this book in your answer.

3. Then find a location at your stop that you are visiting (like a historical landmark, garden, church/temple, library, etc) and write an entry in which you find the book you like from the above site. Where do you find it? What do you do with it? (be specific and use your imagination—your discussion should be several paragraphs).



  1. You have made it to your final destination (phew!).
  2. Please summarize what you did to get from the last stop (medieval books) to your final destination…this could include having to cut your trip short in order to get there.
  3. Do some mild research on your final destination. You will need to bring a minimum of three pics from your place to the final exam.
    1. one pic showing physical geography
    2. one pic showing historical landmarks
    3. one pic showing a spiritual/religious place of interest (temple, shrine, mosque, etc)

  1. Attach and label pics to your journal. Provide an explanation about what you did while you were at your final destination. What have you learned while on your journey?

Please bring this page, plus your journal and any other item you need to complete your entries, to the exam.

You *may* complete the Medieval Books entry at home, but the final stop entry should not be completed until the exam time.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Final Exam Study Guide

Your final will be 90 minutes long and will consist of two sections. It is 20% of your Semester II grade.

Here are the details:

Part One:
Standard test on Medieval Europe with matching, multiple choice, and short answer/fill in the blank. Most of the questions will be taken from the book test, but there is a short section on cathedrals that will be my creations. In the cathedral section you must identify type of cathedral and label certain parts of it.

This part of the test will take approximately 45 minutes (more or less).

Part Two:
Readying the Pilgrimage Journal to turn in for final grade and answering one final question. You will be able to prep this minimally ahead of time. The details on this one will be given this week in class.

This part of the exam will take approximately 45 minutes (more or less).

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tonight's HW

1. Finish class work (it will be checked by me tomorrow).

2. Prep for the SAME kind of quiz for section 4 tomorrow.

3. FIND THAT PILGRIMAGE JOURNAL! (If you cannot find it, we will chat about alternatives tomorrow)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Ch. 6; 1 Read/Review The Early Middle Ages

Please read SECTION 1 of Chapter 6. Make sure you read carefully. This weekend I will have you answer ALL of the questions in the Section 1 review on page 333...that's right questions 1-7. All of them should go in your spirals.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

For Quizam Monday

Your Quizam will be OPEN BOOK/NOTE

There will be a few short-answer questions and some objective questions. It will only be 45 minutes long.



No other civilization/information will be tested for this quizam.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Test on Americas-- next Monday 5/7

There will be a quizam on the Americas next Monday 5/7.

Begin prepping for it this week. Details to follow and study guide posted later.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Five Themes of Geography-- Americas

It is time to consider the Five themes of geography for the American civilizations:
Consider making a new chart in your spiral like this:

Maya Aztec Inca

Location: Exact countries

Place: (describe what its like there; their cities/temples/type of vegetation, etc)

Region: (part of world-- Mesoamerica, etc)

Human-Env. Interaction (How does each culture interact with their environment)

Movement (what kinds of movement is there within each civ; what is moving (people/ideas, etc)


QUIZ: Thursday April 26th

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Study for Quiz-- Ch. 9; 2

Study for your quiz tonight.

It will be 10 questions on Chapter 9, section 2.

Good Luck tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Preview Ch. 9

1. Finish previewing Chapter 9 in your new textbook...remember this includes WRITING down what was interesting (min: 5 items), summarizing what the chapter is discussing in one paragraph or so. Put that in your spiral and bring it tomorrow.


3. What NEW items have you learned in this preview that was not presented in the other textbook? Explain in paragraph format.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Monday Night HW 3/19

Please go to the following link on the Mongolian Empire:

Write 5 questions about the Mongol Empire in your spirals

What surprises you about the Mongol Empire? Why?

Why do you think the Mongol Empire is only discussed for a few paragraphs in your textbook?

DUE: Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

For Quiz tomorrow

Please review information on Forest Kingdoms and Ethiopia for tomorrow's quiz.

They can be found on pages 48-49 (forest civs) and 52-54 (Ethiopia).

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Study Guide-- Africa Exam

The study guide was given in class today.

Please see the notebook if you were not in class today.

No HW.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No HW, but some INFO

I will be dropping your first Africa quiz. However, you will retake it as a class tomorrow. I will give you about 5-10 minutes of study time, and then we will take it. Same subject matter, but not the same questions...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Unique Proverb

Here are your options for the proverb assignment tonight:

Keep in mind that a unique proverb would be one that wouldn't normally be found in multiple cultures.

1. Find a unique American proverb. Why is it unique?

2. Find a unique proverb for your ethnic background. Why is it unique?


3. Find a unique proverb for some culture you are interested in. Why is it unique?

HINT: There are many books devoted just to proverbs. Be careful though, most of them are collections of many countries-- not just English ones. Also, there are culture-specific collections as well (ie: Irish, etc)

You could try this link if you like:


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Africa Exam Coming Soon!

There will be an exam on African Kingdoms/African Geography soon!

Expect it to be the week of March 12th.

Begin prepping for the geography section now! :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

PJ #10-- Finding the Mystery Postcard

1. Go to your next stop in your PJ.

2. Describe what you find at your next stop (this means you must look it up) in one paragraph (pictures optional).

3. At this stop you get a mystery postcard. Please describe how you react to getting this postcard and then write down the country/ies you think it might be.

4. Somehow attach the postcard in your PJ with an envelope or some other method that allows me to view both sides of the postcard.

DUE: Tomorrow

Monday, February 12, 2007

Vocab sheet

1. Finish all class work.

2. The vocab sheet (put in spiral) is homework due tomorrow.

Bring all tomorrow.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Mystery Postcard


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Ch 2 (all sections)

Please read Chapter 2 (all sections) tonight.

When you find something new you didn't know before AND it was interesting to you , please write it in the L section of your KWL chart.

Then, complete the following activities in your spiral on a new page:

a) complete the task titled TAKING NOTES at the top of p. 36 (put it on a page of your spiral).
b) answer both questions in the MAP MASTER skill activity section on p. 37 (also in spiral).

Monday, January 29, 2007

Study Guide for Islam Exam

TEST DATE: WED. JAN. 31, 2007

Type of questions:
  • multiple choice
  • true/false (modified)
  • short answer
  • identifications
  • vocab (chapter 2; mystic/mysticism)
  • Geography of Arabian Peninsula (coastal plains, deserts, mountains, oases, major cities)
  • Islamic History/Beliefs:
    • Muhammad's life/call (know dates!)
    • Chapter 1 (section 2)
    • Similarities of three religions (Judaism/Christianity/Islam)
    • Five Pillars (know order; Arabic names/English names; description)
    • How muslims pray (see handout)
  • Islamic Culture:
    • Golden Age (ch. 2; 3-- achievements in music/art/literature/architecture/science, etc)
    • Poetry (history of poetry; Islamic poets of Golden Age-- Rumi, Khayyam, Hafiz)
    • Mosques (style; features (interior/exterior); be able to identify pictures

Monday, January 22, 2007


1. Finish the pillars/poetry handout. Make sure you complete Part II #1 (poem) by tomorrow.

2. Define: mysticism and mystic

Due: Tomorrow...

Friday, January 19, 2007


1. Complete both handouts over the weekend (Harun ar-Rahshid, Vocab)...due Monday

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Final Exam Question # 2

PJ # 9-- Mosques of the World

1. Go to your next stop (after Gardens of the World)
2. Go to archnet (link below) to choose a mosque CLOSEST to your stop.
3. Print several pictures to put in your journal.
4. Answer the following questions in NARRATIVE format as if you are touring the site:

a) Name of mosque/place
b) Describe your experience in the mosque (what does it look like inside/out; what do you think about it, etc)
c) How is this mosque similar or different to the mosques we have studied in class?
d) Which FEATURES of the mosque did you find particularly interesting? Why?
e) In what ways does this mosque resemble other places of worship that YOU have visited in your life?
f) Have a conversation with a muslim you meet in your mosque. What FIVE things have you learned while visiting this mosque (and meeting this person)?

(2 pages minimum excluding photos)


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Final Exam Question #1

There will only be two questions for your final. Here is the first question:




  • Go to your next stop.
  • Locate a natural garden/forest/park at your stop that has been set aside for citizens to visit for pleasure.
  • Describe the place and make sure you include at least one picture of it.
  • How is this place similar/different to a traditional Japanese garden? (If you happen to be IN Japan, then find a place that is special, but is NOT a traditional Japanese garden.)

(1 page minimum excluding the photographs)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Mosque HW

  • Finish reading mosque handout.
  • Try to complete the "Mosque Treasure Hunt" (first two columns, not the third) tonight.
  • We will fill in third box tomorrow.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ch. 1, Section 3

  • Finish handouts.
  • Quiz first thing tomorrow.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


  • The final exam for semester 1 will be open note/open book.
  • All questions will be related to the pilgrimage journal. Some questions will require you to think about cultures we have already studied, and some questions will make you look for new information.
  • You will receive all questions ahead of time and may prepare the questions as I explain in class.
  • This means that study time is low, prep time might be about 2 hours max.