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Weekly Course Work
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European Renaissance and Reformation
The Renaissance and the Reformation
We will use HA! Text for these two topics. Please see attachments below for access to text from home.
learn about the elements of classical, medieval, and Renaissance art.
identify the period—classical, medieval, or Renaissance—in which six
artworks were created.
explain the importance of the growth of towns, the rise of a money economy, and the development of independent city-states to the birth and spread of Renaissance ideas.
explore how humanism encouraged a new way of thinking that affected many aspects of life.
examine a map of Renaissance Florence.
describe Renaissance advances in architecture and engineering, paint-
ing, sculpture, literature, and science and mathematics.
describe Florentine politics as reflected in the work of Machiavelli, as
well as Florentine commerce and trade.
interpret quotations from Machiavelli.
research and organize ideas for an illustrated letter that expresses their
ideas clearly, demonstrating an understanding of grammar, structure, and the genre of letter writing.
explain how the Renaissance spread from Italy to other parts of
summarize key aspects of the lives and achievements of Renaissance
figures, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, and William Shakespeare.
describe key Renaissance advances in literature, the arts, and science that were made by 10 prominent figures.
identify corrupt practices and key events that weakened the Catholic Church.
describe the theological, political, and religious ideas of such early reformers as Jan Hus, William Tyndale, Catherine of Siena, and Desiderius Erasmus.
describe Martin Luther’s theological and political ideas and how they led to the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
identify factors that contributed to the spread of Protestant ideas throughout Europe.
identify and describe key beliefs and practices of Catholicism, Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism.
analyze how the Counter-Reformation revitalized the Catholic Church and slowed the spread of Protestantism.
identify and locate the European regions that remained Catholic and those that became Protestant.
describe the religious wars in Europe and some of the main conse- quences of the Reformation.
identify the location of Christian missions of the medieval and early modern periods on a world map.
We will be using the History Alive! Text to supplement our learning for this topic. Please use the .pdf to print out the text for these chapters.
Olde World Faire
Check here for all handouts, links, due dates, and updates!
Major DUE Dates:
- Final draft of Letter #1 w/ Annotated Bibliography DUE Tuesday, March 19
- Sketches of Costume and Barter Items to be approved by Thursday, April 11
- Final draft of Letter #2 w/ Annotated Bibliography DUE Tuesday, April 16
- Barter Item prototype to be approved by Wednesday, May 1
- Informational poster DUE Monday, May 13
- Visual Aids and Group Oral Presentation due Thursday, May 23
- Booth - Day of Faire, Friday, May 31
- Barter Items - Day of Faire, Friday, May 31
Feudal Europe and the Ottoman Empire
Chapter 9 - Feudal Europe
Ch Objective: Examine the rise of feudalism in Europe, the characteristics of European feudalism, and its similarities to Japan's feudal system.
Lesson 1 -
The Development of Feudalism
Lesson 2 -
Daily Life in Medieval Europe
Lesson 3 -
Feudalism in Europe and Japan
Chapter 10 - Medieval Europe and the Ottoman Empire
Ch Objective: Analyze the religious, political, and social institutions of the later medieval period and the circumstances that led to the emergence of modern states in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
- The Role of the Catholic Church
- The Crusades
- Plague and the Hundred Years' War
Lesson 4 -
Changes in Government and Economics
- The Ottoman Empire
Asian Civilizations - China
Standard Addressed: Analyze the geography, governments, economy, religious ideas, and social relationships of China during the Middle Ages.
(1) Identify and label the major physical features of and important locations Asia, and China in particular.
(2) Describe how China was reunified and how new religions spread.
(3) Identify and describe the importance of the many achievements of the Tand and Song dynasties.
(4) Explain the power of the emperor and the educated class.
The Growth of Islam
7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.
7.2.3 Explain the significance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah as the primary sources of Islamic beliefs, practice, and law, and their influence in Muslims' daily life.
Abrahamic Religions Mini-Unit
Three of the world's major religions - - the monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - - were all born in the Middle East and are all inextricably linked to one another. Christianity was born from within the Jewish traditions, and Islam developed from both Christianity and Judaism.
While there have been differences among these religions, there was a rich cultural interchange between Jews, Christians, and Muslims that took place in Islamic Spain and other places over centuries.
Election 2012 CAT youtube video
. Watch before you vote!Electoral College video explained
. U.S. Presidents are not elected directly by voters. Instead, the Electoral College elects each President based on how people vote in each state. States are given a certain number of electors based on that state’s number of Representatives and Senators. The more-densely populated states have more electors than less-populated states. In most states, the candidate who wins a majority of the popular vote wins all of that state’s electoral votes. There are 538 electoral votes, so a candidate must win just over half of them, 270, or more to win.
Watch the video before you complete your HW. The video is under video highlights toward the bottom of the page.
Veterans Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1938; originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. After World War II, the name was changed to Veterans Day. Congress declared it a day to honor all veterans in 1954. Canada honors its veterans on Remembrance Day, also celebrated November 11.
Currently, veterans make up about 30 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
Task: Write a friendly letter to express our appreciation of the veteran’s service.
Ch 2 - The Rise and Fall of Rome
Unit LEARNING Objectives
Study the early strengths and lasting contributions of Rome
- Significance of Roman citizenship
- Rights under Roman law
- Roman art, architecture, engineering, and philosophy
- Preservation and transmission of Christianity
- Rome's ultimate internal weaknesses --- rise of autonomous military powers within the empire, undermining of citizenship by the growth of corruption and slavery, lack of education, and distribution of news ---
Welcome to the 2012-13 School Year!
Welcome new students and families to the E-106 community! I am eager to meet you and make your acquaintances.
- Pencils - mechanical or hand sharpened
- Pens - two blue or black, two correcting (color: red, purple, green)
- Highlighter(s) - one or two of different colors
- Dry-erase pen - blue or black
- Lined paper - loose feaf or notebook
- A binder or folder - to organize handouts, resources, notes, homework, and quizzes/tests
- Reminder binder -purchased at orientation and delivered in class on the first day in first period
- Backpack - to carry and organize all materials
World history is a place for us to explore time, space and opinion. We will use the curriculum to gain mastery of literacy, writing, and speaking skills. I offer various forms of support in the classroom. I am available before and after school for one-on-one tutoring. Support at home is also crucial to achieving success. I am looking forward to a solid school-home connection.
Seventh grade at Lindero culminates with the Olde World Faire. The project starts at the beginning of the second semester and we will hold an informational parent night.