Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HIST7 - April 30, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Read and take notes on 19:3. Prepare for a 19:1-3 Quiz at a later date. 

AGENDA
  1. Emperor Akihito abdicates the throne of Japan
  2. CAASPP testing today and Thursday


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, April 25, 2019

HIST7 - April 26, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Read and take notes on 19:3. Prepare for a 19:1-3 Quiz at a later date. 

AGENDA
  1. Mankind: The Story of All of Us
    1. Watch Episode 7: "The New World"
    2. Answer discussion questions - CLICK HERE
    3. Read and take notes Chapter 19, Section 3
    4. Bring a book to read quietly in our next class; you will be CAASPP testing next class
    5. If you have time at the end of class, choose one (or more) of the following TED talks






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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

HIST8 - April 25, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the similarities and differences between the North and the South in Antebellum America?
HOMEWORK: Antebellum America vocabulary - CLICK HERE (due MONDAY)

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Circle of Friends update
  2. Important CAASPP testing information
  3. Collect "The North" notes
  4. Continue ETSAN Presentations
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

HIST7 - April 24, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Read and take notes on 19:3. Prepare for a 19:1-3 Quiz next Tuesday. 

AGENDA
  1. WARM-UP - What's the deal with Amerigo Vespucci?
  2. Christopher Columbus on BrainPop
  3. Blog Post #14 - In 1959, Spanish painter Salvador Dali created his Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Examine the painting in detail, looking for the following:
  • 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.
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?

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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

HIST8 - April 23, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the similarities and differences between the North and the South in Antebellum America?
HOMEWORK: Antebellum America vocabulary - CLICK HERE

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Circle of Friends TODAY at lunch in the MPR
  2. Reform Movements of the North Interactive Slideshow - PPT HERE and HANDOUT HERE
  3. Continue ETSAN Presentations
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

Monday, April 22, 2019

HIST7 - April 22, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  Who were the explorers and what was their purpose?
HOMEWORK:  Be kind to others. Also, if necessary prepare for another 19:1/19:2 Quiz on Wednesday.

AGENDA
  1. 19:1 and 19:2 Quiz - CLICK HERE
  2. Grade Blog Posts #7-12
  3. Blog Post #13
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?

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?

Friday, April 19, 2019

HIST8 - April 19, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the similarities and differences between the North and the South in Antebellum America?
HOMEWORK: Finish your six pictures on "The North" slide notes
HOMEWORK: Antebellum America vocabulary - CLICK HERE

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Finish The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  2. Begin ETSAN Presentations
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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

HIST7 - April 18, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  What was the Reformation, where was it happening, and who were the leaders of the Reformation?
HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up through Blog Post #12. Be ready for a blog check on Blog Posts #7-12. Also, read and take notes on 19:1 and 19:2. We are next moving into the Age of Exploration!

AGENDA
  1. Mrs. Asplund's response to the 25 Theses - CLICK HERE
  2. Watch our 25 These VIDEO HERE
  3. Let's quickly review the Tudor Family Tree - CLICK HERE
  4. Now let's learn about Queen Elizabeth I 
    1. Check out the BrainPop story of Queen Elizabeth I
    2. Watch the mini-bio on Elizabeth I (scroll down for YouTube video)
    3. The Wit and Wisdom of Queen Elizabeth I.
    4. Queen Elizabeth was a highly intelligent woman!
    5. Start by examining each of the nine Queen Elizabeth Quotes below. 
    6. Read each one out loud as a class and discuss the meaning of each one as a class
    7. Once you have discussed all nine quotes as a class, complete Blog Post #12
  5. After finishing Blog Post #12, go back through your work and make sure you are ready to have Blog Posts #7-12 graded on Monday, 4/22. Finally, make sure you have also answered all the questions on "Discovering Anne Boleyn" since we may check that on Monday as well. I will be paying especially close attention to your answer to the LAST question down at the bottom.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH QUOTES



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 . . .

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 . . .

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HIST8 - April 17, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the similarities and differences between the North and the South in Antebellum America?
HOMEWORK: Have your "Events That Shaped a Nation" presentation ready for Friday

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Quiz - CLICK HERE
  2. Finish The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  3. How to Avoid Death By Powerpoint - What are the FIVE things that David JP Phillips says we need to consider when creating a slideshow presentation?

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

HIST7 - April 16, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  What was the Reformation, where was it happening, and who were the leaders of the Reformation?
HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up through Blog Post #11.

AGENDA
  1. Review answers to "Discovering Anne Boleyn" - HANDOUT HERE
  2. Before we get to the final question on that sheet, we should watch the conclusion of The Other Boleyn Girl
  3. Work on Blog Post #11
  4. Let's check out the BrainPop story of Queen Elizabeth I
  5. If we have time . . .
    1. Watch the mini-bio on Elizabeth I (scroll down for YouTube video)
    2. The Wit and Wisdom of Queen Elizabeth I.
    3. Queen Elizabeth was a highly intelligent woman!
    4. Start by examining each of the nine Queen Elizabeth Quotes below. 
    5. Read each one out loud as a class and discuss the meaning of each one as a class
    6. Once you have discussed all nine quotes as a class, complete Blog Post #12
  6. After finishing Blog Post #12, go back through your work and make sure you are ready to have Blog Posts #7-12 graded on Monday, 4/22. Finally, make sure you have also answered all the questions on "Discovering Anne Boleyn" since we may check that tomorrow as well. I will be paying especially close attention to your answer to the LAST question down at the bottom.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH QUOTES



BLOG POST #11 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Why would six different women want to marry him, and why did so many more want to be with him? Based on what you've learned, whose story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?
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 . . .

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 . . .

Monday, April 15, 2019

HIST8 - April 15, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the similarities and differences betwen ?
HOMEWORK: Prepare for 7:1/7:2 quiz on Wednesday; finish "The North" non-linguistic representations (the pictures, in a minimum of four colors each)

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Today begins our new unit: "Antebellum America"
  2. Artifact - Want to make an argument for more points?
  3. The North Interactive Slide Presentation - HANDOUT HERE & SLIDESHOW HERE
  4. Crash Course US History: The Market Revolution - HANDOUT 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

Friday, April 12, 2019

HIST7 - April 12, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  What was the Reformation, where was it happening, and who were the leaders of the Reformation?
HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-10.

AGENDA
  1. Let's review our list of grievances one more time - PROTEST LIST HERE
  2. Check out the Tudor Family Tree - it can definitely help to sort out all of the Tudor family craziness!
  3. "Discovering Anne Boleyn"
    1. HANDOUT HERE
    2. Take a moment to look over all the questions BEFORE we watch the video; you may either answer the questions during the video, or after it finishes
    3. Watch the first 18:05 of "Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History"--we will stop at the part where Anne Boleyn looks into the camera and says, "The time will come; I, Anne Boleyn"
  4. Watch the conclusion of The Other Boleyn Girl
  5. Work on Blog Post #11
  6. We need to be heading out the door at 11:55 a.m. so we can nail our list of grievances to the front of the school
BLOG POST #11 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Why would six different women want to marry him, and why did so many more want to be with him? Based on what you've learned, whose story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?



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?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

HIST8 - April 11, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Are we ready for Open House?
HOMEWORK: Read and take notes on 7:1 and 7:2.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Ten minutes left to complete your "Sweet Betsy From Pike" map portion of the exam
  2. Go over exam answers
    1. Sweet Betsy - DOC1 and DOC2
  3. "Be the Thing" and artifact are due TODAY
  4. Thank you notes to parent/guardian
  5. Turn in notes at the end of the period

HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. 7:1 and 7:2 Notes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HIST7 - April 10, 2019


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA:  What was the Reformation, where was it happening, and who were the leaders of the Reformation?
HOMEWORK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-10.

AGENDA
  1. We have ants in Room 301
  2. Circle of Friends - what is it, and how can you get involved?
  3. Preparing our list of grievances - PROTEST LIST HERE
  4. Who was Henry VIII? What do you already know about him?
  5. VIDEO - Biography Channel: Henry VIII
  6. Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer discussion questions for Blog Post #10
  7. "Discovering Anne Boleyn"
    1. HANDOUT HERE
    2. Watch the first 18 minutes of this video then answer the questions.
    3. 2. Take a moment to look over all the questions BEFORE we watch the video; you may either answer the questions during the video, or after it finishes
    4. Watch the first 18:05 of "Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History"--you will stop at the part where Anne Boleyn looks into the camera and says, "The time will come; I, Anne Boleyn"
  8. Watch the conclusion of The Other Boleyn Girl
  9. Finally--Check out the Tudor Family Tree - it can definitely help to sort out all of the Tudor family craziness!
BLOG POST #10 - Read "Letter from Catherine of Aragon to King Henry VIII" and answer the discussion questions using complete sentences.

BLOG POST #11 - In your opinion, what motivated King Henry VIII to act the way he did? Was his behavior justified? Why would six different women want to marry him, and why did so many more want to be with him? Based on what you've learned, whose story is more tragic: Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn? Why?



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?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

HIST8 - April 9, 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What do you need to know for the exam?
HOMEWORK: Practice kindness toward others.

TODAY'S AGENDA
  1. Turn in your map FIRST THING; Mr. Ippolito will give it back to you at the start of the exam
  2. Seating Chart change will take effect THURSDAY
  3. "Be the Thing" and artifact are due THURSDAY; both those items lose significant value if turned in after Thursday
  4. Manifest Destiny Unit Exam - CLICK HERE for multiple choice portion
  5. Manifest Destiny Unit Exam - "Sweet Betsy From Pike" Map Portion
  6. Turn in notes at the end of the period

HIST8 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. History in Art: American Progress - PAINTING HERE and QUESTIONS HERE
  2. Westward Expansion Map - MAP HANDOUT HERE and INSTRUCTIONS HERE
  3. Manifest Destiny Study Guide - HANDOUT HERE
  4. "One Family's Journey" - The Next Chapter
  5. 9:1 and 9:2 Reading and Notes
  6. Gold Rush, Women, Mormons, and Missions - READING HERE
  7. Texas War for Independence - HANDOUT HERE
  8. The Alamo Discussion Questions - HANDOUT HERE
  9. Remember the Alamo Historical Marker
  10. Events That Shaped a Nation - PROJECT
  11. 9:3 Reading and Notes (through 335)
  12. Two Manifest Destiny Wars - BUBBLE MAP
  13. Study for Manifest Destiny Unit Exam - STUDY GUIDE HERE
  14. Manifest Destiny Primary Sources - READING HERE and HANDOUT HERE