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.
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

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 . . .

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