Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Is all your work complete and turned in? - 5/30-31/2017

Our last academic day of the school year is TODAY. Here's what should be complete:
  • Blog Grading #1, #2, and #3
  • Historical Figure Twitter Feed Project
  • Mesoamerica vocabulary assignment
I need our paper hander-outer to hand back assignments.

Today we are going to do two things:
  • Check out everyone's Historical Figure Twitter Feed Presentations
  • Catch up on any outstanding missing work
Let's make it a great day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Final Blog Check - 5/26/2017

HOMEWORK: Finish your Twitter Feed Project (due by tonight in Google Classroom).
  1. TEAM TRAILBLAZER AWARDS - Have you voted yet? If not, VOTE HERE.
  2. GRADE BLOGS - Blog Posts #11, #12, and #13
  3. PRESENTING TWITTER PROJECTS ON TUESDAY - there will be no final exam on Tuesday; in its place we will have optional Twitter Project presentations. The presentation cannot hurt your grade--it can only help improve it!! Please consider sharing your work with us!
  4. TWITTER FEED PROJECT
    1. I strongly suggest using Google Drawings. I finished my a TEMPLATE HERE. Open it, then go to File > Make a Copy OR you can create a copy on paper as well.
    2. Want to use the proper Twitter blue? It's called Steel Blue, and the color code is #319bc2. Ask Mr. Ippolito how to do this if you don't know what to do with it.
    3. Formatting, colors, etc. don't need to be perfect. Just make sure you include all the information required in the INSTRUCTIONS 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Age of Exploration - 5/25/2017

HOMEWORK: Prepare for Blog check (to happen some time this week).
  1. TEAM TRAILBLAZER AWARDS - Have you voted yet? If not, VOTE HERE.
  2. 19:1 and 19:2 QUIZ - this one is a "DING DING" Quiz
  3. FINAL EXAM UPDATE - there will be no final exam on Tuesday; in its place we will have optional Twitter Project presentations. The presentation cannot hurt your grade--it can only help improve it!! Please consider sharing your work with us!
  4. TWITTER FEED PROJECT
    1. I strongly suggest using Google Drawings. I finished my a TEMPLATE HERE. Open it, then go to File > Make a Copy OR you can create a copy on paper as well.
    2. Want to use the proper Twitter blue? It's called Steel Blue, and the color code is #319bc2. Ask Mr. Ippolito how to do this if you don't know what to do with it.
    3. Formatting, colors, etc. don't need to be perfect. Just make sure you include all the information required in the INSTRUCTIONS 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

19:1 and 19:2 Quiz - 5/24/2017

HOMEWORK: Prepare for Blog check (to happen some time this week).
  1. TEAM TRAILBLAZER AWARDS - Have you voted yet? If not, VOTE HERE.
  2. 19:1 and 19:2 QUIZ
  3. FINAL EXAM UPDATE - approx. 25-30 questions from Q4 given on Tuesday, 5/30
  4. TWITTER FEED PROJECT
    1. I strongly suggest using Google Drawings. I finished my a TEMPLATE HERE. Open it, then go to File > Make a Copy OR you can create a copy on paper as well.
    2. Want to use the proper Twitter blue? It's called Steel Blue, and the color code is #319bc2. Ask Mr. Ippolito how to do this if you don't know what to do with it.
    3. Formatting, colors, etc. don't need to be perfect. Just make sure you include all the information required in the INSTRUCTIONS 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finish Twitter project - 5/23/2017

HOMEWORK: Twitter Feed Project due by Wednesday.
HOMEWORK: Prepare for Blog check (to happen some time this week).
HOMEWORK: Read 19:1 and 19:2. Prepare for possible (open-note) reading quiz TOMORROW.
  1. TEAM TRAILBLAZER AWARDS - Have you voted yet? If not, VOTE HERE.
  2. TWITTER FEED PROJECT
    1. I strongly suggest using Google Drawings. I finished my a TEMPLATE HERE. Open it, then go to File > Make a Copy OR you can create a copy on paper as well.
    2. Want to use the proper Twitter blue? It's called Steel Blue, and the color code is #319bc2. Ask Mr. Ippolito how to do this if you don't know what to do with it.
    3. Formatting, colors, etc. don't need to be perfect. Just make sure you include all the information required in the INSTRUCTIONS 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Monday, May 22, 2017

Twitter Feed Project - 5/22/2017

HOMEWORK: Twitter Feed Project due by Wednesday.
HOMEWORK: Prepare for Blog check (11-13) tomorrow.
HOMEWORK: Read 19:1 and 19:2. Prepare for possible (open-note) reading quiz on Wednesday.
  1. Collect MESOAMERICA VOCABULARY
  2. TWITTER FEED PROJECT for a Historical Figure - Directions and Setup. Watch the video below to hear more instructions about how to complete the Twitter Project Setup Sheet. 
    1. Now that you have done all your research, you are ready to create your page.
    2. I strongly suggest using Google Drawings. I have started creating a template HERE. Open it, then go to File > Make a Copy OR you can create a copy on paper as well.
    3. Want to use the proper Twitter blue? It's called Steel Blue, and the color code is #319bc2. Ask Mr. Ippolito how to do this if you don't know what to do with it.
    4. Include all the information you have researched in your Twitter feed using the example in the images above.
    5. Formatting, colors, etc. don't need to be perfect. Just make sure you include all the information required in the INSTRUCTIONS 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Twitter Project, Blog Posts, Mesoamerica, and more! - May 17-19, 2017


HOMEWORK:  Get all your work done by the time Mr. Ippolito returns on Monday.
PLEASE HELP: Let's make sure the Chromebooks get returned and plugged in at the end of each day. That's B PERIOD on Wednesday and C PERIOD on Thursday. Thanks!

Hey friends! It's Mr. Ippolito. Here is what you should know/learn/complete while I'm away:
  1. ON THURSDAY ONLY - Watch the ASB campaign videos HERE at the beginning of the period
  2. SEATING CHART - The seating is set up in rows for the CAASPP testing. You will sit by your Chromebook number for these three days.
  3. TWITTER FEED PROJECT for a Historical Figure - Directions and Setup. Watch the video below to hear more instructions about how to complete the Twitter Project Setup Sheet. 
    1. You do NOT need to create the actual Twitter page this week. I just want you to do all the research, planning, and setup this week. I will work with you next week to actually create the "Twitter page." And of course, as I mentioned in class, this is just a simulated Twitter page. There is no need to sign up for real Twitter.
    2. Need the handout? CLICK HERE
    3. Forgot who your historical figure is? See all the sign-ups by CLICKING HERE
  1. BLOG POSTS #11-13 - Finished your Twitter feed setup and research? Then make sure all your blog posts are up-to-date. Directions to all blog posts are below. Plan on having a check for Blog posts #11-13 when I return.
  2. MESOAMERICA VOCABULARY - worth 15 points; due upon my return - GRADE YOURSELF when you finish it, and then I will check your assignment on Monday
    1. FIVE POINTS - each term is defined using a definition that makes sense in the context of history; you should be able to find all terms in the textbook (no Google needed)
    2. FIVE POINTS - each term has been used in a sentence that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word.
    3. FIVE POINTS - you have drawn a picture (using at least four colors) to represent each term. Drawing a multi-colored picture of an idea or concept accesses a different part of the brain and will help you learn the concept better! See my "chinampas" example below
  3. ALL DONE WITH EVERYTHING??? - If you are truly all done with everything, you can do work from another class, read your SRC book, or get an early start on next week's reading: 19:1 and 19:2. We will have a reading quiz (probably our last of the year) next Wednesday. You may want to take notes, because (for old times' sake), our reading quiz will be open-note.

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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Historical Figure Twitter Feed - 5/16/2017

REMINDER: Plainsman Progress Day today. Come after school to make-up work.
HOMEWORK:  Be up-to-date through Blog Post #13. Take home your ETCTW artifact.
HOMEWORK: Finish your Mesoamerica vocabulary AND your Twitter feed for a historical figure setup sheet (we got this in class on Tuesday, 5/16) this week.
AGENDA
1. Twitter Feed for a Historical Figure - HANDOUT HERE
2. Choose your historical figure
You can monitor this spreadsheet in real time by CLICKING 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Unlocking the secrets of Mesoamerica - 5/15/2017

HOMEWORK:  Be up-to-date through Blog Post #13. Be prepared for a blog check tomorrow. HOMEWORK: Take home your ETCTW artifact this week.
HOMEWORK: Mesoamerica vocabulary. Due Wednesday.
AGENDA
1. Go over this week's testing schedule and testing rooms
2. What and where is Mesoamerica?
3. BrainPop - Mesoamerica
4. Vocabulary - Mesoamerica - DUE WEDNESDAY

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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wit and Wisdom of Queen Elizabeth - 5/12/2017

HOMEWORK:  Be up-to-date through Blog Post #13. Be prepared for a blog check on Tuesday, 5/16. ALSO, make a plan to take home your ETCTW artifact next week.
AGENDA
1. Wrap-Up from yesterday--what questions do you have? What did we miss from yesterday's discussion?
2. Let's check out the BrainPop story of Queen Elizabeth I
3. Blog Post #13 - Quotes from Queen Elizabeth I: read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

4. If we have time, we can also watch the Mini Bio on Elizabeth I 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences (discussion questions are in the letter).
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
BLOG POST #13 - Read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (from the 5/12 lesson). Determine the meaning of each of these quotes, and then think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then start your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Death of Anne Boleyn - 5/11/2017

HOMEWORK:  Finish Blog Post #12.
AGENDA
1. Check out the Tudor Family Tree - it can definitely help to sort out all of the Tudor family craziness!
2. Finish "Discovering Anne Boleyn" - HANDOUT HERE
3. Watch the conclusion of The Other Boleyn Girl
4. BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Why would six different women want to marry him, and why did so many more want to be with him? Based on what you've learned, whose story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
5. Have time? Check out the BrainPop story of Queen Elizabeth I

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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #12 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Who's story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Discovering Anne Boleyn - 5/10/2017

HOMEWORK:  Make sure you are all caught up through Blog Post #11.
AGENDA
1. Discovering Anne Boleyn - HANDOUT HERE

2. Watch the first 18:05 of "Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History"

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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 11.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Catch-Up Day - 5/9/2017

HOMEWORK:  Make sure you are all caught up through Blog Post #11.
AGENDA
1. Today is a catch-up day--a great opportunity to catch up on any blog posts you may be behind on. If you would like to resubmit the first blog grade sheet, you can find that in Box #10 in the cubbies in front of my desk. For the SECOND blog grade sheet, go to Box #11.
2. All done with all your blog posts? Check out an interesting, educational, or inspirational video from my playlist 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)
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.
BLOG POST #9 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Sierra Vista. What's not working quite right? In what ways could our school be better? Discuss with a partner, then make a list of ten things you think could be better here at school. We will use these to build a "protest list" later this week.
BLOG POST #10 - Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Then answer this prompt: "The narrator and his uncle have already faced great danger in bringing Tyndale's Bibles into England. Think about the future dangers they might face. Then, write a short sequel to the scene. Tell what could happen when the narrator and his uncle try to bring the Bibles into London." Your short sequel should be a minimum of two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #11 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.