Friday, April 28, 2017

Selected Works of the Renaissance FINAL DAY - 4/28/2017

HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-8 by Friday.
You do NOT have to complete Blog Post #7 if you need tech help. Mr. Ippolito can provide that when he returns on Monday.

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND: Read 18:1 and 18:2. As always, there's a possible quiz.

AGENDA for 4/26 through 4/28 (Mr. Ippolito will be gone Thursday and Friday)
  1. You will NOT be doing any filming of our linear perspective videos for Blog Post #7 while Mr. Ippolito is away. Please wait until Monday if you need to finish filming. Blog Post #7 will not be included in your progress report grade.
  2. After you watch the YouTube video, work independently on Blog Post #8. Finish up any other blog posts you may still have left to do.
  3. Watch "The many meanings of Michelangelo's Statue of David" today as a warm-up. For discussion, talk about how the LOCATION of a piece of art affects how people enjoy it or perceive it.
BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

Selected works of The Renaissance
The Last SupperLeonardo da Vinci (1495-1496) - Article and Image and Video
David, Donatello (~1408) - Article and Images and Video
Christ Giving the Keys of the Kingdom to Peter, Perugio (1481-83) - Article and Image
The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1508-1512) - Article and Image and Video
Sistine Madonna, Raphael (1512) - Article and Image
The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger (1533) - Article and Image and Video
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486) - Article and Image and Video
Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano (1423) - Article and Image and Video
The School of Athens, Raphael (~1509-1511) - Article and Image and Video
David, Michelangelo (~1501) - Article and Images and VideoVideo 2
    MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
    Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

    BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
    BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
    BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
    BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
    BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
    BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)
    BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.
    BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Selected Works of the Renaissance continued - 4/27-28/2017

    HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-8 by Friday.
    HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND: Read 18:1 and 18:2. As always, there's a possible quiz.

    AGENDA for 4/26 through 4/28 (Mr. Ippolito will be gone Thursday and Friday)
    1. You will NOT be doing any filming of our linear perspective videos for Blog Post #7 while Mr. Ippolito is away. Please wait until Monday if you need to finish filming. Blog Post #7 will not be included in your progress report grade.
    2. After you watch the YouTube video, work independently on Blog Post #8
    3. Watch "Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait" today as a warm-up. For discussion, talk about something NEW you learned about the portrait you hadn't thought about before.
    BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

    Selected works of The Renaissance
    The Last SupperLeonardo da Vinci (1495-1496) - Article and Image and Video
    David, Donatello (~1408) - Article and Images and Video
    Christ Giving the Keys of the Kingdom to Peter, Perugio (1481-83) - Article and Image
    The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1508-1512) - Article and Image and Video
    Sistine Madonna, Raphael (1512) - Article and Image
    The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger (1533) - Article and Image and Video
    The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486) - Article and Image and Video
    Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano (1423) - Article and Image and Video
    The School of Athens, Raphael (~1509-1511) - Article and Image and Video
    David, Michelangelo (~1501) - Article and Images and Video, Video 2
      MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
      Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

      BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
      BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
      BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
      BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
      BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
      BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)
      BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.
      BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      Selected Works of the Renaissance - 4/26-28/2017

      HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-8 by Friday.
      HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND: Read 18:1 and 18:2. As always, there's a possible quiz.

      AGENDA for 4/26 through 4/28 (Mr. Ippolito will be gone Thursday and Friday)
      1. Finish production on your "Linear Perspective" video and Blog Post #7 (Wednesday) 
      2. Check out the Smarthistory YouTube Channel about Renaissance; they have two playlists
        1. 1400-1500: Renaissance in Italy and the North
        2. 1500-1600: End of the Renaissance and the Reformation
      3. BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.
      Selected works of The Renaissance
      The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1496) - Article and Image
      David, Donatello (~1408) - Article and Images
      Christ Giving the Keys of the Kingdom to Peter, Perugio (1481-83) - Article and Image
      The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1508-1512) - Article and Image
      Sistine Madonna, Raphael (1512) - Article and Image
      The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486) - Article and Image
      Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano (1423) - Article and Image
      The School of Athens, Raphael (~1509-1511) - Article and Image
      David, Michelangelo (~1501) - Article and Images

      One example of the videos on the Smarthistory YouTube Channel from Khan Academy

      The first half of the Renaissance - a playlist

      Second half of the Renaissance - a playlist

        MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
        Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

        BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
        BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
        BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
        BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
        BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
        BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)
        BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.
        BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

        Linear Perspective - 4/25/2017

        HOMEWORK: Read 18:1 and 18:2 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz TOMORROW.

        TODAY'S AGENDA
        1. 17:3 and 17:4 Quiz - A PERIOD ONLY
        2. Be present at break times
        3. Examples of student blogs
        4. Linear Perspective 
        5. BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.


          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
          Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

          BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
          BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
          BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)
          BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.

          Monday, April 24, 2017

          Vitruvian Man - 4/24/2017

          The Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci, ~1490

          HOMEWORK: Read 18:1 and 18:2 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz WEDNESDAY.
          NOTICE: I plan to put Blog Posts #1-3 into Infinite Campus today.

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. 17:3 and 17:4 Quiz - a 6-8 Quiz!!
          2. Review of what we have learned/discussed so far about the Renaissance
          3. Watch the video on Vitruvian Man and complete Blog Post #6


          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
          Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

          BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
          BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
          BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)

          Friday, April 21, 2017

          Cover up there, buddy! - 4/21/2017

          The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Masaccio, 1426-27

          HOMEWORK: Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz MONDAY.
          NOTICE: I plan to put Blog Posts #1-3 into Infinite Campus by the end of this weekend.

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. The Nude in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
            1. Read the ARTICLE HERE
            2. Check out these two slides HERE (they are also in the slideshow below)
            3. Respond to Blog Post #5
          2. Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook (quiz Monday) - book scans HERE

          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
          Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

          BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
          BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
          BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)

          Thursday, April 20, 2017

          Renaissance Quiz - 4/20/2017

          HOMEWORK: Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz MONDAY.

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. 17:1 and 17:2 Quiz
          2. Catch-up Day - Catch up on all your blog posts; I will begin checking and grading this weekend
          3. Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook (quiz Monday)
          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - always respond using complete sentences except where given different directions
          1. BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          2. BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          3. BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          4. BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434)Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.

          Wednesday, April 19, 2017

          Renaissance Realism - 4/19/2017


          HOMEWORK: Read 17:1 and 17:2 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz TOMORROW.

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. Read 17:1 and 17:2 in the textbook by tomorrow (quiz tomorrow)
          2. BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
          3. Do you REALLY want to zoom in on the portrait? Check out the painting HERE at London's National Gallery of Art.
          4. You can take a screenshot by using CTRL-SHIFT-WindowSwitcher

          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - always respond using complete sentences except where given different directions
          1. BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          2. BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          3. BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          4. BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434)Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.

          Tuesday, April 18, 2017

          Ugly Medieval Babies


          The Renaissance: Was It a Thing? - 4/18/2017


          HOMEWORK: Read 17:1 and 17:2 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz on Thursday.

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. Was the Renaissance a thing? - CrashCourse World History
          2. BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about architecture, art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG
          1. BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          2. BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          3. BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.


          Monday, April 17, 2017

          Starting Your History Blog - 4/17/2017


          HOMEWORK: Answer the following question in your Learning Blog (due Tuesday). Use complete sentences. As a bonus, include at least one image!
          "BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?"

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. What's good?
          2. Creating our fourth quarter history learning blog
            1. Visit www.blogger.com
            2. Follow the prompts to create your very own blog
            3. Create a title
            4. Select your design
            5. Visit your blog and copy the URL from the Omnibar at the top of your browser
            6. Fill out the form below to tell me your blog URL
          3. BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
          MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG
          1. BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
          2. BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.

          Thursday, April 13, 2017

          Black Death Quiz - 4/14/2017


          HOMEWORK: Answer the following question in your Learning Blog. Use complete sentences. As a bonus, include at least one image!
          "What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?"

          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. Still have an "Events That Changed the World" presentation? - Arrange a time with Mr. Ippolito
          2. Congratulations to everyone who earned a spot on the Principal's Honor Roll
          3. Creating our fourth quarter history learning blog!
            1. Visit www.blogger.com
            2. Follow the prompts to create your very own blog
            3. Create a title
            4. Select your design
            5. Visit your blog and copy the URL from the Omnibar at the top of your browser
            6. Fill out the form below to tell me your blog URL
          4. Black Death Quiz


          Wednesday, April 12, 2017

          Finish Black Death Writing - 4/12/2017

          TODAY'S AGENDA

          HOMEWORK: Complete and print your "Black Death Real World Writing Prompt."
          HOMEWORK: Read pgs. 456-459 in the textbook (by Friday).
          HOMEWORK: Be ready for your Black Death Quiz on Friday (this will NOT be open note).
          1. We will finish "Events That Changed the World" presentations tomorrow; if you visit Infinite Campus and you have BLANKS for the first three assignments of the school year, then you have not yet presented
          2. As I have mentioned the last two days, you should now have the following resources:
            1. The Plague in Siena: An Italian Chronicle
            2. The Boccaccio reading (an excerpt from The Decameron)
            3. The Black Death digital packet
            4. The Black Death images we looked at
            5. The videos we watched:
              1. BrainPop - The Black Death
              2. Mankind: The Story of All of Us - Ep.5: Plague - watch 21:37-31:35
          3. Review the instructions again for the Black Death Real World Writing Prompt
          4. Finish your writing today
          5. Your letter is due by the start of class TOMORROW
          All finished with everything?

          • Create a Kahoot account and create your own Kahoot game on the Black Death. If you create one with at least 10 questions, we might just play it in class tomorrow!
          • Watch Crash Course: World History - "Disease"--John Green is always awesome!

          Tuesday, April 11, 2017

          Begin Black Death Writing - 4/11/2017


          TODAY'S AGENDA

          You should now have the following resources:
          The Plague in Siena: An Italian Chronicle
          The Boccaccio reading (an excerpt from The Decameron)
          The Black Death digital packet
          The Black Death images we looked at
          The videos we watched:
          BrainPop - The Black Death
          Mankind: The Story of All of Us - Ep.5: Plague - watch 21:37-31:35
          Review the instructions again for the Black Death Real World Writing Prompt
          Begin your writing today
          Your letter is due by the start of class on Thursday
          Your letter should contain your first and last name, period, and due date in the upper-right corner. It should contain a proper heading at the top-center, and should follow the format for a formal letter (see below)
          Sample format for formal letter writing:

          Monday, April 10, 2017

          Black Death Real World Writing Prompt - 4/10/2017


          TODAY'S AGENDA
          1. Welcome back! - The Zoo and the Assignment from Friday
          2. You should now have gotten the following resources:
            1. The Plague in Siena: An Italian Chronicle
            2. The Boccaccio reading (an excerpt from The Decameron)
            3. The Black Death digital packet
            4. The Black Death images we looked at
            5. The videos we watched:
              1. BrainPop - The Black Death
              2. Mankind: The Story of All of Us -  Ep.5: Plague - watch 21:37-31:35
          3. Go over the Black Death Real World Writing Prompt
            1. Plan out your writing today
            2. You will begin writing tomorrow in class
            3. Your letter is due by the start of class on Thursday