Friday, April 20, 2018

Discovering Anne Boleyn - 4/20/2018

HOMEWORK:  Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-10.
Also, be ready for that 18:3 make-up quiz on Monday.
AGENDA
1. Discovering Anne Boleyn - HANDOUT HERE

2. Watch the first 18:05 of "Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History"
3. When have completely finished "Discovering Anne Boleyn," show it to the teacher and then you may:

  • Get a Chromebook to continue work on your blog
  • Get a textbook to study 18:3
  • Do other work or read quietly and independently 
MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
BLOG POST #8 - 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #10 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

King Henry VIII - 4/19/2018

HOMEWORK:  Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-10.
AGENDA
0. We have ants in Room 301
1. 18:3 Quiz
2. Who was Henry VIII? What do you already know about him?
3. VIDEO - Biography Channel: Henry VIII

4. Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer discussion questions for Blog Post #11.

MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
BLOG POST #8 - 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.
BLOG POST #10 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

William Tyndale and the Northern Reformation - 4/18/2018

HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 18:3. Prepare for a reading quiz as early as tomorrow. Also be sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-9.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Watch the brief YouTube video on William Tyndale.
2. Next, review the story excerpt from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day on pages 510-511 in the textbook. Explain to me (or to my sub) what the story is about, and how it connects to what is going on in the early 1500s in England. Need to look at the story? You can use the textbook, or just check out the scans here.
3. Finish working on Blog Post #9 (instructions at the bottom of this agenda)
4. All done with Blog Post #9? Make sure all other blog posts are done, and then you can start reading and taking notes on 18:3. There is a strong possibility there will be a quiz tomorrow! :)




MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
BLOG POST #8 - 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day - 4/17/2018

HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-9.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Brainstorm - What are some things that need improvement here at Sierra Vista? Policies? Facilities? Schedule? Procedures? What changes would you make to help move us toward "the perfect school"?
2. Read the passage from The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day on pages 510-511 of the textbook
3. Work independently on Blog Post #9

BLOG POST #8 - 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? Write down 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.

MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
BLOG POST #8 - 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Intro to Martin Luther - 4/16/2018

HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-8.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1.  Find a partner sitting near you and grade each other's blog honestly

2. CrashCourse World History: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation (watch 0:00 to 10:00, and then skip to 12:30 and watch to end)

3. With a partner sitting near you, work on Blog Post #8

BLOG POST #8 - 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? Write down 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.


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 - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
BLOG POST #8 - 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 #9 - 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 about two paragraphs.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Finish Blog Posts #1-7 - 4/13/2018


HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-7 by today. We will be grading these blog posts in class on Monday.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Use your time wisely to finish blog posts #1-7
  2. I will use my time wisely to call students to my desk to do a blog pre-check
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 - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Selected Works of the Renaissance - 4/12/2018

HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-7 by Friday. We will be grading these blog posts in class on Monday.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. How does the placement of a piece of art affect how we perceive and enjoy it? - WATCH "The Many Meanings of Michelangelo's David"
  2. BLOG POST #7 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you (see below). 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.
    1. REMINDER - How to post a video to your blog (in case you still need this for Blog Post #6)
      1. STEP 1 - Upload the video to Google Drive from your device
      2. STEP 2 - Visit Google Drive on your Chromebook. Change the Share settings on the video so the video is now open for everyone to view.
      3. STEP 3 - Preview your video. Click the three dots in the upper-right, and select "Open in New Window."
      4. STEP 4 - Click the three dots again, and this time choose "Embed item." Copy that HTML code.
      5. STEP 5 - Create a new blog post in Blogger. Give it a title. Click HTML, and paste your code into the content box of your blog post. Click the Compose button to verify that you embedded correctly.
      6. STEP 6 - PUBLISH. You've successfully embedded a Google Drive video into your blog! 
    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 - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
    BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
    BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
    BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
    BLOG POST #6 - 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 #7 - 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: In your opinion, what is the most interesting or thought-provoking part of the painting or sculpture? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the piece is interesting.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    "Events That Shaped the World" presentations conclude - 4/10/2018


    HOMEWORK: Read 18:1 and 18:2 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz coming very soon. CLICK HERE FOR TEXTBOOK READING

    TODAY'S AGENDA
    1. The 18:1 and 18:2 quiz could happen as early as tomorrow, so be prepared
      1. It's an awesome quiz!!
      2. I make the best quizzes
      3. Right now eight questions, multiple choice
    2. Complete ETSTW Presentations
    3. Finish your linear perspective video
      1. You will shoot video using your phone or your Chromebook
      2. If you use your Chromebook, I still recommend Kwiius--it's a great tool for recording Chromebook video! https://videorecorder.kwiius.com/
      3. Examples of student blogs are still available if you wish to check them out
    MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
    BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
    BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
    BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
    BLOG POST #6 - 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 9, 2018

    Linear Perspective - 4/9/2018

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

    TODAY'S AGENDA
    1. Welcome back from Spring Break!
    2. Be present at break times
    3. Examples of student blogs
    4. Linear Perspective - Brunelleschi's Experiment
    5. BLOG POST #6 - 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.
      1. You will shoot video using your phone or your Chromebook
      2. If you use your Chromebook, I still recommend Kwiius--it's a great tool for recording Chromebook video! https://videorecorder.kwiius.com/
    6. We will finish presentations tomorrow



    MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless otherwise directed
    BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you have learned in history so far this year? What are you looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
    BLOG POST #2 - Complete this sentence: "When I think of the word Renaissance, I think of . . ."? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
    BLOG POST #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Pay close attention to the video titled, "How to recognize Italian Renaissance art." What is the most interesting thing you learned from this video today? Explain in a 2-3 sentence response. Find the part of the video that you found most interesting, pause the video at that point, then take a screenshot of it. Include that screenshot in your blog post.
    BLOG POST #6 - 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.