Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, November 13th

Homework for Tuesday, November 13th: Yin and Yang

Homework for Monday, November 12th

Homework for Monday, November 12th: Wall of Wonder

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homework for Thursday, October 18th

Homework for Thursday, October 18th: Archaeological Site - Writing

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, October 17th

Homework for Wednesday, October 17th: Rock Carving - Writing

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, October 16th

Homework for Tuesday, October 16th: Comparing Old and New Stone Age:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Homework for Monday, October 15th

Homework for Monday, October 15th: Achievements of the Stone Age.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Heirloom Project due on Friday, October 12th

Heirloom Project due on Friday, October 12th:

Family Heirloom Project
Task: You are an archeologist cataloguing data on a family heirloom.

 Rubric:                            Possible         Earned

 Illustration or picture of Item
Neat and colorful                    10              _____

Explains why artifact
is important to your family     5                _____

How does the artifact
make you feel?                        5                _____       

Data about artifact is
accurate. (Proper names
included; correct units
of measure, etc.)                      10              _____

 Adjective List
Adjectives to describe
Artifact – 5-8 words               5                _____

 Primary Source
List person or persons
Consulted about
Background information        5                _____       

Total:                                      40              _____       

Here is an Example:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Study Guide for Mapping Test

Study Guide for Mapping Test - all answers are in the student's notes.

Mapping Quiz Study Guide

 1)    Define Globe: A model of Earth as seen from space.

 2)    List the seven Continents.

 3)    List the four oceans.

 4)    What does hemisphere mean?

 5)    What does the equator divide the Earth into?

 6)    What does the prime meridian divide the Earth into?

 The next three questions use the 1st page in the packet to study (Circle 1):

 7)    What hemisphere is shown on the globe?
8)    Label the five continents shown.

 9)    Label the four oceans.

 10)                  What are the two names for the lines running north and south on a map?
Longitude and Meridians.
11)                  What are the two names for lines running east or west on a map?
Latitude and Parallel
12)                  This question is a skill question finding latitude and longitude coordinates.

 13)                  Create a compass rose.

 14)                  What are the cardinal directions?

N, E, W, S
15)                  What are the intermediate directions?

Questions 16 – 19 are skill questions finding directions on a map.

20) What does scale do for you on a map?

       Helps you convert map distance to real distance.

Questions 21 and 22 are skill questions using scale.

 Bonus: What city does the Prime Meridian run through?

Homework for Monday, September 24th

Homework for Monday, September 24th: Using a Map Grid

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, September 11th, Wednesday, September 12th, and Thursday, September 13th.

The Learner Profile for International Baccalaureate

1. Reflective: Giving thought to your own learning and experiences; understanding your strengths and weaknesses

2. Balanced: Physically, intellectually, emotionally balanced

3. Thinkers: Think critically and creatively; make reasoned, ethical decisions

4. Risk Takers: Approach unfamiliar situation with courage and forethought; bravely and articulately defend one’s belief

5. Open-Minded: Understand and appreciate one’s own and other’s cultures, traditions, perspectives

6. Principled: Act with honesty and integrity; take responsibility for actions

7. Inquirers: Curious, Independent Learners; love learning

8. Communicators: Understand and express ideas confidently and creatively; work effectively and willingly in groups

9. Caring: Shows concerns, compassion, respect toward others; commit to service

10. Knowledge: Explore ideas, acquire deep knowledge, and develop understanding

The learner profile is a very important part of your work in the International Baccalaureate program. Your assignment will be to pick FOUR profile traits from above that you think are important. After you choose your traits you will find pictures that identify them. You may use magazines, the internet, or draw the illustrations yourself. After you find these you will write a short explanation on how the pictures explain that trait and why it is important to possess it in school and everyday life.

This mini project will account for 40 points. Your grade will be based on how your pictures represent the specific learner profile trait and how you explain why they are important to possess in daily life. Neatness, spelling, and grammar will be taken into consideration when grading the following mini project.

Possible Points
Student Assessment
Teacher Assessment
Profile 1 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 2 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 3 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 4 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.

Total                                                               40                                         



Level of Achievement
Students can use ideas correctly. Ideas are well developed and explained using many examples and details. The student can use ideas in a real life situation.
Students use ideas correctly.  Ideas are developed and explained using some examples and details. The student applies ideas to other situations.
Students use ideas correctly but it is basic. Ideas are described and make some connections to subject matter.
Students’ use of ideas is not always correct. Basic description of ideas.
Students’ use of ideas is not correct. Some of the ideas are described in a basic way.
The student does not reach is not a standard described by any of the descriptors.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Homework for Monday, September 9th

Homework for Monday, September 9th: Using a Global Grid

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, August 5th

Homework for Wednesday, August 5th: Understanding Longitude and Latitude

Homework for Tuesday, August 4th.

Homework for Tuesday, August 4th: Understanding Hemispheres

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, August 29th.

Homework for Wednesday, August 29th:  Continents and Oceans Part 1

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, August 28th

Homework for Tuesday, August 28th: Get "What's in a Name?" signed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Homework for Friday, April 27th

Homework for Friday, April 27th: There will be no homework over the weekend - Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th

Homework for Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th:  Economic Life in the Roman Empire

Use the map to answer the questions. This is assignment will be collected on Friday, April 27th.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, April 24th

Homework for Tuesday, April 24th:  Roman Empire

Roman Vocabulary

These are the words for the "Roman Vocabulary:"

Aeneas                            Romulus and Remus
Republic                          Dictators
Cincinnatus                      Plebeians
Patricians                         Magistrates
Consuls                           Roman Senate
Veto                                Latin
Checks and Balances        Forum
Legions                              Punic Wars
Hannibal                             Gaius Marius
Lucius Cornelius Sulla       Spartacus

Monday, April 23, 2012

Homework for Monday, April 23rd

Homework for Monday, April 23rd:  Geography of Ancient Italy

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Homework for the WEEK of April 2nd

Homework for the WEEK of April 2nd: The students will be working on their Athens vs. Sparta persuasive essay. Here is the schedule for homework/due dates:

Monday, 4/2: Rough Draft
Tuesday, 4/3: Rough Draft due - Revision for homework
Wednesday, 4/4: Revision Due - Final Copy for homework
Thursday, 4/4: Essay Due - the students should turn in their essay, graphic organizer, and rubric.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Homework for Friday, March 30th

Homework for Friday, March 30th: No homework this weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, April 28th

Homework for Wednesday, April 28th: Greek City-States

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, April 27th

Homework for Tuesday, April 27th: Finish Gods and Goddesses Advertisement

Monday, March 26, 2012

Homework for Monday, April 26th

Homework for Monday, April 26th: Settlements of Ancient Greece

Friday, March 23, 2012

Homework for Friday, March 23rd

Homework for Friday, March 23rd:  There is no homework over the weekend. Enjoy!

Quiz on Engrade

To All,

These are the steps to getting to the quiz on Engrade:

1) Log into your Engrade account.

2) Click on the link that says "Social Studies period ___"

3) On the left of the screen click where it says "More."

4) Click on the link that says "Quizzes."

5) Click on "Ancient Greek Quiz."

6) Click on "Start Quiz." Take the 5 question quiz. Make sure to click on "Submit Quiz" when finished.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Homework for Thursday, March 22nd

Homework for Thursday, March 22nd: A Princess and a Continent

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, March 21st

Homework for Wednesday, March 21st: From Flight to Fall

Engrade up and running....

To All,

I have started using Engrade. Parents and students can log on and check grades daily.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, March 20th

Homework for Tuesday, March 20th: Odysseus' Long Journey Home

Monday, March 19, 2012

Homework for Monday, March 19th

Homework for Monday, March 19th: Homer's Tale of Troy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Homework for Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th

Homework for Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th:


 Both will be gone over and collected on Thursday.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Homework for Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th

Homework for Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th: Chinese New Year.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Homework for Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th.

Homework for Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th: Wall of Wonder packet:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homework for Friday, January 13th

Homework for Friday, January 13th: Study for the Mid-term.
All students should be reviewing the study guide in preparation for the mid-term on Thursday.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 10th.

Homework for Tuesday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 10th: Start studying for the mid-term.

The students should take 5 or 6 things from the study guide and go over them each night.

Mid-term Study Guide.

Culture is beliefs, customs, and art of a group.

If a country wanted to make a better government what would be the best piece of information to use to start?    
You would look at past civilization’s documents.

A fossil is part or imprint in stone of something that once lived.

Which of the following would a physical geographer study?

Which of the following is an example of a physical feature?

Which of the following defines a hominid?
An early ancestor of humans

Which of the following defines Homo Erectus?
Upright man

Hunter- gatherers societies in the Old Stone Age had all the following except

Which of the following best defines a land bridge?
A strip of land that connects two continents.

Which of the following statements best summarizes why people learned how to make clothes and build shelters after migrating out of Africa?
They needed more protection to survive in colder areas.

What two land features gave Mesopotamia its name?
Euphrates and Tigris Rivers

What purpose did the wall around the city serve?

Scribes had power in the Sumerian society. What can you conclude from this?
People who could read and write were important.

Which of the following best describes cuneiform?
Uses wedge shaped symbols

The Nile River flows through two important regions in Egypt called  Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt

Pyramids are tombs that have four walls that meet together at a point.

The first pharaoh and rulers after him wore a double crown to symbolize they ruled over both Upper and Lower Egypt.

Who would the people of Egypt blame if crops did not grow or if disease struck? The pharaoh

Which of the following beliefs was central to Egyptian religion?

Vocabulary words for:

Studying the past:


Early Humans:

Ice ages

Social hierarchy
Fertile Crescent



42) Complete the table: List two examples of the following:

Primary Source
Secondary Source
Bow & arrows
Text book

43) What were the two problems that the farmers in Mesopotamia had and how did they solve them?

Flooding and drought.

Irrigation – irrigation canals, levees, and reservoirs.

44) What are the effects of having food surpluses?

Population goes up.
Specialization/division of labor.

45) What are the natural barriers that protected Ancient Egypt from invasion?

Western desert, Sahara Desert.
Eastern Desert & Red Sea

Mediterranean Sea