Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Historical Figure Twitter Project - 5/16/2018

HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 20:3 and 20:4. Ask Mr. Ippolito about the special game show quiz happening tomorrow or Friday.

1. Screaming children and Bird Beaks
2. MIA Travel Poster - is yours missing in Infinite Campus?
3. Q4 Final Exam in Mr. Ippolito's class - Tuesday, 5/29
4. 20:3 and 20:4 - DIGITAL READING HERE and what the "high stakes" quiz will look like
5. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Fri, 5/25 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood - your family can get $10 group tickets from Mr. Ippolito! - INFO HERE
6. Historical Figure Twitter Feed Project - WE START TODAY!

  • Twitter Feed for a Historical Figure - HANDOUT HERE
  • Choose your historical figure

You can monitor this spreadsheet in real time by CLICKING HERE

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.
ASSIGNMENT 10.5 - This one is on paper. Discovering Anne Boleyn. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
BLOG POST #11 - 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 #12 - Quotes from Queen Elizabeth I: read and discuss each of the nine quotes from Queen Elizabeth I provided for you. Choose any FOUR of them, and write down the number and the meaning of each of those four. Next, think of which of these nine quotes is most interesting to you. Then conclude your blog post like this: I think Quote #____ from Queen Elizabeth I is the most interesting because . . .
BLOG POST #13 - Why do we read from the textbook at home? What kind of information does Mr. Ippolito look for when he is creating a reading quiz? What are the strategies that students use to better learn and understand the reading? What are some of the details you should be looking for in 19:1 and 19:2 in order to be successful on tomorrow's quiz?
BLOG POST #14 - In 1959, Spanish painter Salvador Dali created his Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Examine the painting in detail. What details do you notice? Is Dali's painting favorable or unfavorable toward Columbus? What evidence can you find? Based on what you know so far about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Respond in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.

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