Thursday, March 30, 2017

Black Death continues - 3/30/2017

TODAY'S AGENDA - (Club Photo Day)

  1. Go over the Black Death Real World Writing Prompt (we will actually write this after Spring Break)
  2. Mankind: The Story of All of Us - watch a clip from Ep.5: Plague - just watch 21:37-31:35 
  3. As a class, read and annotate the Decameron primary source reading
  4. If you have time, individually read Plague in Siena primary source
  5. Black Death Real World Writing Prompt (start brainstorming what you might write)



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More ETCTW Presentations - 3/29/2017

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Events That Changed the World Presentations continue
  2. Black Death Art
Events That Shaped the World Group Leaders


Monday, March 27, 2017

Continue ETCTW Presentations - 3/27/2017

HOMEWORK: Be a good human being.
TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Q4 Blazer Bucks - Get yours from Mr. Ippolito if you were absent Friday
  2. Intro to Black Death - BrainPop
  3. Events That Changed the World Presentations continue
PROJECT GRADING (keep in mind that grading is time-sensitive)
  1. ARTIFACT (15 points)
    1. turned in by Thursday - 15 points
    2. turned in after Thursday - 5 points
  2. "BE THE THING" WRITING (15 points)
    1. Print and turn in a HARD COPY on paper
    2. by brunch Thursday - 20 pts (BONUS!)
    3. end of class Thursday - 15 pts
    4. after Thursday - 5 pts
  3. SLIDESHOW - presentations begin Friday (20 points)
    1. Group leaders should turn in using GOOGLE CLASSROOM
    2. Ready when your group is called? Full credit.
    3. Ready on "second call" - up to 80% credit.
    4. After "second call" - up to 1/2 credit.
Events That Shaped the World Group Leaders




Friday, March 24, 2017

Events That Changed the World Presentations Begin - 3/24/2017

HOMEWORK: Be a good human being.
TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Open House Wrap-Up and thank you!
  2. Blazer Bucks for Q4 are here! - You can redeem up to 10 points at the end of Q4
  3. Events That Changed the World Presentations begin today
    1. We will go in numerical order
    2. If your presentation is DONE, but you just forgot to submit in Google Classroom, you should grab a Chromebook and click TURN IN now
    3. You know you can do this on your mobile device as well using the Google Classroom app
    4. How grading will work
PROJECT GRADING (keep in mind that grading is time-sensitive)
  1. ARTIFACT (15 points)
    1. turned in by Thursday - 15 points
    2. turned in after Thursday - 5 points
  2. "BE THE THING" WRITING (15 points)
    1. Print and turn in a HARD COPY on paper
    2. by brunch Thursday - 20 pts (BONUS!)
    3. end of class Thursday - 15 pts
    4. after Thursday - 5 pts
  3. SLIDESHOW - presentations begin Friday (20 points)
    1. Group leaders should turn in using GOOGLE CLASSROOM
    2. Ready when your group is called? Full credit.
    3. Ready on "second call" - up to 80% credit.
    4. After "second call" - up to 1/2 credit.
Events That Shaped the World Group Leaders





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Events That Shaped the World - 3/21-23/2017

HOMEWORK: Continue working on your "Events That Shaped the World" presentation.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Our new Seating Chart (Tuesday)
  2. Events That Shaped the World (all week)
    1. NAMES! NAMES! - Make sure names of everyone in your group are on both your "Be The Thing" writing assignment AND your artifact
    2. Please make sure your GROUP LEADER is on the spreadsheet below
    3. BONUS POINTS offered for Open House hosts
    4. Start your Q4 grade off on a positive note!
  3. Open House hosts
  4. Work on project
PROJECT GRADING (keep in mind that grading is time-sensitive)
  1. ARTIFACT (15 points)
    1. turned in by Thursday - 15 points
    2. turned in after Thursday - 5 points
  2. "BE THE THING" WRITING (15 points)
    1. Print and turn in a HARD COPY on paper
    2. by brunch Thursday - 20 pts (BONUS!)
    3. end of class Thursday - 15 pts
    4. after Thursday - 5 pts
  3. SLIDESHOW - presentations begin Friday (20 points)
    1. Group leaders should turn in using GOOGLE CLASSROOM
    2. Ready when your group is called? Full credit.
    3. Ready on "second call" - up to 80% credit.
    4. After "second call" - up to 1/2 credit.


Events That Shaped the World Sign-Ups






Monday, March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring and First Day of Q4 - March 20, 2017

HW: Begin research on your "Events That Shaped the World" presentation.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Happy First Day of Spring
2. Happy First Day of Q4
3. So what is the Vernal Equinox? Why do we care?
4. Our new Seating Chart will take effect soon. Still need to fill out the Seating Chart Survey?
5. Going over the Final Exam
6. Events That Shaped the World - choose groups today!
7. Check Infinite Campus and make sure your final grade is what you think it should be
8. Pick topics for Events That Shaped the World







Friday, March 17, 2017

Last Day of the Quarter - 3/17/2017

LAST DAY OF THE QUARTER!!
  1. Check out Infinite Campus first. Find out if this is a grade you are happy with. If you are NOT happy, then do something about it.
  2. Got below a 75% on yesterday's final exam? You can re-take the final for up to 75% credit. Ask Mr. Ippolito for the re-take as soon as he's done going over the agenda.
  3. HOW I CAN STILL IMPROVE MY GRADE THIS WEEKEND - You'll notice your final is worth 100 points (as it was in both Q1 and Q2--split in half as "Part 1" and "Part 2"). Part 2 can be bumped up to 100% with The Great Family Listen OR Events That Shaped The World. You must turn either of those in by Monday if you want them to impact your Q3 grade. Please note that you must sign up for an "Event That Shaped the World" with Mr. Ippolito so you don't duplicate someone else's artifact.
  4. Talk to Mr. Ippolito in person TODAY if you don't understand why you have the grade you have, or you have any questions. Please understand that Mr. Ippolito may not have time in class to play the "what if" game. If you want to do that, see him at lunch or after school.
  5. Turn in your Blazer Bucks as you walk out the door today.
Events That Shaped the World Sign-Ups

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Q3 Final Exam - 3/16/2017



When you're done, you could fill out the

You could also check out these videos:
















Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Final Exam Review - 3/14/2017


HOMEWORK:
Study for tomorrow's Final Exam - STUDY GUIDE HERE

AGENDA:
1. Reference Sheet Rules for tomorrow's exam

  • You may have ONE 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper of notes, front and back
  • You may not have any papers, Post-It notes, or anything else attached

2. Exam Review - Give One, Get One
3. Q3 Final Exam Review Study Guide - DOWNLOAD HERE
4. Do we need to go over any more of the Chapter 15 Wrap-Up?

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. President Obama's Farewell Address - SOAPSTone
2. 12:1 notes (optional)
3. 12:2 notes (optional)
4. Crash Course Japan (watch video and answer questions)
5. The Tale of Genji
6. 5-4-3-2-1 on 12:3
7. President Trump's Inaugural Address - SOAPSTone
8. Living Treasures of Japan
9. Japanese Feudalism
10. A Japanese Story: The Samurai and the Tea Master
11. Three Haiku Poems (GOOGLE CLASSROOM)
12. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed
13. 12:4 notes (optional)
14. Samurai Needed (Google Classroom)
15. 14:1 notes (optional)
16. The Rule of St. Benedict
17. 14:2 notes (optional)
18. European Kingdom Activity (instructions only)
19. BrainPop video and worksheet
20. BrainPop Vocab and Medieval Social Pyramid
21. 14:3 notes (optional)
22. 15:1 and 15:2 notes (optional)
23. A Short History of the English Language
24. The Vikings VIDEO STUDY GUIDE
25. BrainPop vocabulary (ONLINE on BRAINPOP)
26. The Catholic Church Hierarchy - all those readings are here
27. Sitting At a Medieval Dinner Table - all those readings are here
28. Does "Fate" exist? Writing Prompt (ONLINE submitted through Google Docs)
29. Chapter 15 Wrap-Up

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life of a Knight and Catch-Up Day - 3/9-10/2017

HOMEWORK:
Chapter 15 Wrap-UpHandout is on top of the Chromebook cart. DUE MONDAY.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS:
Can a person change their stars?
AGENDA:
1. Thursday and Friday are catch-up days. We will watch video clips from A Knight's Tale while you are working on getting caught up with any work you still may need to complete.
2. Samurai Needed poster

  • They were due a month ago, so I gave plenty of time to turn them in late electronically
  • At this point, you can still get credit, but now you have to print it out yourself
  • 10 points = you followed all instructions and exported to PDF; less than 10 points means you didn't follow all instructions


TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. President Obama's Farewell Address - SOAPSTone
2. 12:1 notes (optional)
3. 12:2 notes (optional)
4. Crash Course Japan (watch video and answer questions)
5. The Tale of Genji
6. 5-4-3-2-1 on 12:3
7. President Trump's Inaugural Address - SOAPSTone
8. Living Treasures of Japan
9. Japanese Feudalism
10. A Japanese Story: The Samurai and the Tea Master
11. Three Haiku Poems (GOOGLE CLASSROOM)
12. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed
13. 12:4 notes (optional)
14. Samurai Needed (Google Classroom)
15. 14:1 notes (optional)
16. The Rule of St. Benedict
17. 14:2 notes (optional)
18. European Kingdom Activity (instructions only)
19. BrainPop video and worksheet
20. BrainPop Vocab and Medieval Social Pyramid
21. 14:3 notes (optional)
22. 15:1 and 15:2 notes (optional)
23. A Short History of the English Language
24. The Vikings VIDEO STUDY GUIDE
25. BrainPop vocabulary (ONLINE on BRAINPOP)
26. The Catholic Church Hierarchy - all those readings are here
27. Sitting At a Medieval Dinner Table - all those readings are here
28. Does "Fate" exist? Writing Prompt (ONLINE submitted through Google Docs)
29. Chapter 15 Wrap-Up

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do you want to change your stars? - 3/8/2017

HOMEWORK:
Begin studying for your Q3 Final Exam. Study Guide will be released next week.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Does fate exist? Can you change your stars,
or is your future already written for you?

AGENDA:

0. Turning in late work and updating your grade in the last two weeks of the quarter - HAND YOUR WORK DIRECTLY TO MR. IPPOLITO TO GET THAT INTO INFINITE CAMPUS IMMEDIATELY. When Mr. Ippolito is sitting at his computer is a great time to turn that in.

1. The video below is produced by people who believe in astrology. We will discuss this in the context of medieval Europeans who also believed in astrology, and discuss whether or not someone's future can truly be "written in the stars":


2. WRITING PROMPT: Does fate exist? Can you "change your stars," or is your future already written for you?

(respond to this electronically, as a group, at the end of your Vocabulary assignment)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. President Obama's Farewell Address - SOAPSTone
2. 12:1 notes (optional)
3. 12:2 notes (optional)
4. Crash Course Japan (watch video and answer questions)
5. The Tale of Genji
6. 5-4-3-2-1 on 12:3
7. President Trump's Inaugural Address - SOAPSTone
8. Living Treasures of Japan
9. Japanese Feudalism
10. A Japanese Story: The Samurai and the Tea Master
11. Three Haiku Poems (GOOGLE CLASSROOM)
12. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed
13. 12:4 notes (optional)
14. Samurai Needed (Google Classroom)
15. 14:1 notes (optional)
16. The Rule of St. Benedict
17. 14:2 notes (optional)
18. European Kingdom Activity (instructions only)
19. BrainPop video and worksheet
20. BrainPop Vocab and Medieval Social Pyramid
21. 14:3 notes (optional)
22. 15:1 and 15:2 notes (optional)
23. A Short History of the English Language
24. The Vikings VIDEO STUDY GUIDE
25. BrainPop vocabulary (ONLINE on BRAINPOP)
26. The Catholic Church Hierarchy - all those readings are here
27. Sitting At a Medieval Dinner Table - all those readings are here
28. Does "Fate" exist? Writing Prompt (ONLINE submitted through Google Docs)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Our Favorite Vocabulary - 3/6-7/2017

HOMEWORK:
"Our Favorite Vocabulary Words" is due on Wednesday.

AGENDA:
  1. It's good to be back! - What I did last week.
  2. Checking work from last week
  3. Our Favorite Vocabulary Words - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
    1. Where did you find it? - it should be a page number or a specific textbook section (13:1) or the name of the reading you got it from
    2. NEW REQUIREMENT: at least eight of your terms should be from outside readings (not from the textbook)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. President Obama's Farewell Address - SOAPSTone
2. 12:1 notes (optional)
3. 12:2 notes (optional)
4. Crash Course Japan (watch video and answer questions)
5. The Tale of Genji
6. 5-4-3-2-1 on 12:3
7. President Trump's Inaugural Address - SOAPSTone
8. Living Treasures of Japan
9. Japanese Feudalism
10. A Japanese Story: The Samurai and the Tea Master
11. Three Haiku Poems (GOOGLE CLASSROOM)
12. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed
13. 12:4 notes (optional)
14. Samurai Needed (Google Classroom)
15. 14:1 notes (optional)
16. The Rule of St. Benedict
17. 14:2 notes (optional)
18. European Kingdom Activity (instructions only)
19. BrainPop video and worksheet
20. BrainPop Vocab and Medieval Social Pyramid
21. 14:3 notes (optional)
22. 15:1 and 15:2 notes (optional)
23. A Short History of the English Language
24. The Vikings VIDEO STUDY GUIDE
25. BrainPop vocabulary (ONLINE on BRAINPOP)
26. The Catholic Church Hierarchy - all those readings are here
27. Sitting At a Medieval Dinner Table - all those readings are here