Friday, August 16, 2019

What does it mean to be an American? - August 16-19, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What prior learning do we need to be successful this year?
ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does it mean to be an American?
HOMEWORK: Finish the map portion of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader"
HOMEWORK: Download the Google Classroom app

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Welcome & Attendance
  2. Mr. Ippolito's Class Syllabus - HANDOUT HERE
  3. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Seating Chart Survey - seating chart begins next week
  5. What does it mean to be an American?



HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader - HANDOUT HERE
  2. Mr. Ippolito's Class Syllabus - HANDOUT HERE

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? - August 14-15, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How should we treat each other in this class and at this school?
ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What prior learning do we need to be successful in this class this year?
HOMEWORK: Finish "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" front and back AND download the Google Classroom app on your phone (if you have one)

TODAY'S AGENDA

  1. Welcome & Attendance
  2. What to expect in Room B-5 this year
  3. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader - HANDOUT HERE
  4. What can we learn from the movie Cars



HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader - HANDOUT HERE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Welcome to Your First Day of School! - August 13, 2019

HW: Take home your Team Amazon supplies list

Today's Agenda:
  1. Welcome to Room B-5
  2. Attendance
    1. What's your spirit animal?
    2. What's your favorite dessert?
  3. Team Amazon supplies list
  4. Get to know your partner
  5. Celebrating what's right with the world
  6. Why are we here? - Grow Minds, Have Fun, Love People



Thursday, May 30, 2019

HIST7 - Q4 Final Exam Review

HIST8 - May 30, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What is the message of the Gettysburg Address, what were the circumstances surrounding the Address, what inspired the Address, and why is it considered the greatest speech in American history?

HOMEWORK: Now that you have examined Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, create your own Address for a sacred, or “hallowed,” space on the Rio Norte campus--a space you wish to remember here at this school after you leave. Your address should capture Lincoln’s in style, length, and structure, but of course the content and tone will be determined by the place you choose. Take a photo of your location to have on display in the background as you deliver your Address to the class (background photo is optional). As an alternative to a live presentation, you could also have someone shoot video of you delivering your Address at the place you have chosen. Include captions if you think it would make the video of your Address easier to understand.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. In case you were wondering, the Illustrated Timeline assignment is cancelled
  2. The Gettysburg Address
    1. The story, from Google Arts and Culture HERE
    2. Handout and text of the address HERE
    3. SOAPSTONE activity HERE
  3. Did Lincoln really write the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope?
  4. Learn more from Smithsonian's "Search for Lincoln" (OPTIONAL READING)
  5. YouTube Live Final Exam Review - SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 7:00PM




HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  7. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - Slideshow HEREhandout HERE
  8. The Southern Class System - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE
  9. 7:3 and 8:2 Reading and Notes
  10. African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE
  11. Growth of America Illustrated Timeline - CANCELLED
  12. Gettysburg Address Handout and text of the address HERE
  13. Gettysburg Address SOAPSTONE activity HERE

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

HIST8 - May 28, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Why is the Gettysburg Address considered the greatest speech in American history?
HOMEWORK: Now that you have examined Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, create your own Address for a sacred, or “hallowed,” space on the Rio Norte campus--a space you wish to remember here at this school after you leave. Your address should capture Lincoln’s in style, length, and structure, but of course the content and tone will be determined by the place you choose. Take a photo of your location to have on display in the background as you deliver your Address to the class, or have someone shoot video of you delivering your Address at the place you have chosen. Include captions if you think it would make the video of your Address easier to understand.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. The Gettysburg Address
    1. The story, from Google Arts and Culture HERE
    2. Handout and text of the address HERE
    3. SOAPSTONE activity HERE
  2. Did Lincoln really write the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope?
  3. The Growth of America Illustrated Timeline
  4. Learn more from Smithsonian's "Search for Lincoln"




HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  7. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - Slideshow HEREhandout HERE
  8. The Southern Class System - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE
  9. 7:3 and 8:2 Reading and Notes
  10. African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE
  11. Growth of America Illustrated Timeline
  12. Gettysburg Address Handout and text of the address HERE
  13. Gettysburg Address SOAPSTONE activity HERE

Monday, May 20, 2019

HIST7 - May 20, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Read and take notes on Chapters 7, 8, and 9. You will take a team quiz on Wednesday to determine how many gold pieces your team will earn.

AGENDA
  1. Collect Mesoamerica vocabulary
  2. If you need to turn in anything for your Exploration Movie Elevator Pitch, please submit using Google Classroom at the VERY beginning of the period
  3. BrainPop - "Inca Civilization" - VIDEO HERE
    1. Previously we watched Maya Civilization and Aztec Civilization
  4. Team Quiz on Wednesday will cover
    1. Chapters 7, 8, and 9
    2. BrainPop vids on Maya, Aztec, and Inca
    3. Mesoamerica vocabulary
  5. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. Video presentations begin today
MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE
ASSIGNMENT 14.6 - Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 16, 2019

HIST7 - May 16, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
HOMEWORK:  Prepare to turn in your Mesoamerica vocab on Monday. 

AGENDA
  1. If you need to turn in anything for your Exploration Movie Elevator Pitch, please submit using Google Classroom at the beginning of the period
  2. BrainPop "Maya Civilization" - VIDEO HERE
  3. Go over vocab questions today - you will turn it in on Monday
  4. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. Live presentations begin today
    2. Resources are in this FOLDER HERE
    3. For those doing a VIDEO presentation, the due date is MONDAY, MAY 20
MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE
ASSIGNMENT 14.6 - Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

HIST7 - May 14, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
HOMEWORK:  Finish work on your Exploration Movie Pitch project. 

AGENDA
  1. Intro to our final unit: Mesoamerica - CLICK HERE FOR BRAINPOP
  2. Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  3. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. All resources have now been handed out (Project Instructions, Script Template, and Movie Pitch Notes)
    2. You can find them all in this FOLDER HERE
    3. For those doing a LIVE presentation, the due date is THURSDAY, MAY 16
    4. For those doing a VIDEO presentation, the due date is MONDAY, MAY 20
    5. Use your time wisely today
MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE
ASSIGNMENT 14.6 - Mesoamerica Vocabulary - CLICK HERE

Monday, May 13, 2019

HIST8 - May 13, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What events led to the Civil War?
HOMEWORK: Complete your Antebellum America Illustrated Timeline.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Quiz - 7:3 and 8:2 - CLICK HERE FOR THE QUIZ
  2. School Climate Survey - TAKE AS SOON AS YOU FINISH THE QUIZ
  3. VIDEO - Ken Burns' Civil War - "The Cause"
  4. Review African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE
  5. Antebellum America Illustrated Timeline
HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  7. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - Slideshow HEREhandout HERE
  8. The Southern Class System - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE
  9. 7:3 and 8:2 Reading and Notes
  10. African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE
  11. Antebellum America Illustrated Timeline

Friday, May 10, 2019

HIST7 - May 10, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Continue work on your Exploration Movie Pitch project. 

AGENDA
  1. Take time at the start of class for students to do some review for the 19:1-19:3 Quiz RE-TAKE
  2. To the students who scored above an 80% on the quiz the first time, you have my permission to grab a Chromebook and check your Gmail during the quiz re-take. I have a question for you that I emailed to you earlier this morning.
  3. Everyone else--take the 19:1-19:3 Quiz Re-Take
    1. All quizzes should be taken silently and individually
    2. The re-take is a PRIVILEGE and a courtesy offered by Mr. Ippolito. Any students abusing the privilege will lose the privilege and their original score will stand.
  4. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. All resources have now been handed out (Project Instructions, Script Template, and Movie Pitch Notes)
    2. You can find them all in this FOLDER HERE
    3. For those doing a LIVE presentation, the due date is THURSDAY, MAY 16
    4. For those doing a VIDEO presentation, the due date is MONDAY, MAY 20
    5. Use your time wisely
MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

HIST8 - May 9, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What was the nature of slavery in the Antebellum South?
HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 7:3 and 8:2 in the textbook. Prepare for a quiz at some point.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. First, thank you.
  2. Catch me up on what you have learned the last two classes
    1. You've been learning about the differences between North and South
    2. Crash Course US History - Slavery (did you finish this already?)
    3. You did The South interactive slide lecture
    4. You worked on The Southern Class System independently (let's go over this today)
  3. VIDEO - "All Night Forever" - CLICK HERE
  4. African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE
  5. 7:3 and 8:2 - What Mr. Ippolito thinks is important - READING PAGES HERE
HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  7. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - Slideshow HEREhandout HERE
  8. The Southern Class System - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE
  9. African-Americans Resist and Adapt to Slavery - HANDOUT HERE and SOURCES HERE

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

HIST7 - May 8, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Continue work on your Exploration Movie Pitch project. 

AGENDA
  1. Hand back and go over 19:1, 19:2, 19:3 Quiz
  2. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. Review the instructions and the goal of the project
    2. Hand out "Script for Exploration Movie Pitch"
Map of European Colonies by 1700


Italy did not become a united country until 1870:

MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

HIST8 - May 7, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How was the antebellum South different from the antebellum North?
HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 7:3 and 8:2 in the textbook. Prepare for a quiz Thursday, which may include the reading, as well as what you learned from Friday's three videos.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - TEACHER WILL GO OVER THIS WITH STUDENTS
    1. Slideshow is HERE
    2. Notes sheet is HERE
  2. VIDEO - "The Differences Between the North and South Before the Civil War"
    1. Warning: there are some rather cheesy moments that this history teacher includes in this video (Abraham Lincoln singing "White Christmas," for example) but it's full of REALLY good information!!
  3. The Southern Class System - STUDENTS WILL WORK ON THIS INDEPENDENTLY
    1. Slideshow is HERE
    2. Notes sheet is HERE
  4. If needed, finish Crash Course US History: Slavery questions from last class
    1. The video is HERE
    2. The assignment is in GOOGLE CLASSROOM


HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  7. The South Interactive Slide Lecture - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE
  8. The Southern Class System - Slideshow HERE; handout HERE

Monday, May 6, 2019

HIST7 - May 6, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Begin work on your Exploration Movie Pitch project. 

AGENDA
  1. 19:1, 19:2, 19:3 Quiz
  2. Exploration Movie "Elevator Pitch" Project
    1. Explain the project
    2. Watch "Make Your Perfect Pitch" video
    3. Give time for students to get into groups and brainstorm potential subjects
    4. Draw for your group's historical figure
    5. Give time for students to begin brainstorming their project
  3. List of potential figures in the Age of Exploration
    1. Amerigo Vespucci
    2. Elizabeth I
    3. Christopher Columbus
    4. Vasco da Gama
    5. Ferdinand Magellan
    6. Prince Henry the Navigator
    7. Bartolomeu Dias
    8. Francisco Pizarro
    9. Hernan Cortes
    10. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    11. Hernando de Soto
    12. Jacques Cartier
    13. Henry Hudson
    14. John Cabot
    15. John Rolfe
    16. Juan Ponce de Leon
    17. Leif Ericsson
    18. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
    19. Sir Walter Raleigh



MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - respond using complete sentences unless told otherwise
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? 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, upload that video to Google Drive, SHARE that video publicly, then embed that video into your 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. - CLICK HERE
BLOG POST #8 - Think of the things that could use improvement here at Rio Norte. 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 many people in the United States celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 of each year? Is Columbus a man worth celebrating? Using evidence from the videos I have curated for you (the BrainPop video, the TED-Ed video and the History.com video), respond in a paragraph of 4-5 sentences--should we or should we NOT celebrate Columbus Day, and why?
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 have learned about Christopher Columbus, should he be considered a hero or a villain? Explain why. Respond to all of these in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences.
ASSIGNMENT 14.5 - Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Watch HERE and answer questions HERE.

Friday, May 3, 2019

HIST8 - May 3, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What was the nature of slavery in America?
HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 7:3 and 8:2 in the textbook. Prepare for a possible quiz as early as Tuesday, which may include information from the textbook, as well as what you learned from today's three videos.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. As a class, ask yourselves the question, "What was the nature of slavery in America?" This is the question we will be wrapping our brains around for the next week. Today is the day you get introduced to slavery, so pay close attention to what you see, hear, and read today.
  2. Crash Course US History: Slavery
    1. Watch the video
    2. Answer the questions in Google Classroom during and/or after watching the video
    3. Go over the answers to the video questions as a class
  3. Watch "The Atlantic Slave Trade" video, then answer these questions:
    1. What did you learn from this?
    2. How does this better help you understand the nature of slavery in America?
  4. Finally, watch "Roots: The System of American Slavery," then answer these questions:
    1. What did you learn from this?
    2. How does this better help you understand the nature of slavery in America?
  5. Begin reading homework on 7:3 and 8:2
    1. This can be done silently and individually at your desk
    2. Prepare for a quiz next Tuesday covering these videos and the reading





HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes
  2. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT HERE
  4. Antebellum America Vocabulary - CLICK HERE
  5. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  6. Crash Course US History: Slavery - GOOGLE CLASSROOM