Monday, September 26, 2011

1st Quarter Project

We will be starting our first quarter project tomorrow, September 27, 2011.  Students will be placed into groups to further study one of the early civilizations we've looked at in class this far.  In this group they will be creating an ancient newspaper.  Each student will be responsible for writing one article and creating one additional item for the newspaper (i.e. comic strip).  Students will receive each class period this week to work on completing their work.  The final project will be due at the end of their class period on Friday.  This assignment is worth two test grades and falls under our summative category (65% of quarter grade).  Please encourage your student to put together a quality piece of work.  Although it is a group assignment, each student will actually only be graded on their portion of the paper.  This means their grade is completely up to them!

If you would like a copy of the assignment emailed to you, please email me at and I will gladly reply with the attachment.

First quarter ends on October 14th!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Unit 2 Test

We will be starting Unit 2 this Monday.  Unit 2 covers the classical period of Ancient Greece and Rome.  In our textbook it is chapters four and five.  The unit test is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2011.  The students will receive a study guide to prepare.  Please help remind them of the test the weekend before, so they come to class prepared.

Intertwined into this unit we will also be celebrating Freedom Week in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  We will focus on the foundation of our country as well as the sacrifices we have made since then to remain a free democracy.

Following Unit 2 we will have our quarter project.  This project will be worth two test grades.  Information to follow...