CHW 3M: The Power of Curiosity

According to a recent study, being curious about things (even boring things) makes your brain establish more permanent connections. The parts of your brain that control pleasure and reward respond differently to the information, making it easier for you to recall it later on; “Say you’re watching the Breaking Bad finale,” (researcher Charan) Ranganath explains.…

CHW 3M: Preparing for Remembrance Day

Over the next few days, we will attempt help create a documentary-style narrative for Remembrance Day. The video production will be in the fine hands of Mr. Santarella and his co-op students; we are responsible for the narratives that will form the basis for the video. Let’s consider some possible sources today. We will need…

CHW 3M: Old Rome, New Rome, Same Problems

Imagine that a new power has arrived on the international scene. This democratic nation shows great promise, and yet world leaders fear that this nation’s great promise may morph into something much more worrisome. These leaders call on you, the students of room 221 at Holy Cross, to study history in order to gain valuable insight into this…

Tweets from Ancient Rome

Today, we will tweet about Life in Ancient Rome. First, however, you need to become experts in one of the following: Conflict at Home, specifically the Gracchus brothers (PG 176) Citizenship in Italy (PG 176-177) Twelve Tables (PG 177) Military Reform, specifically Gaius Marius (PG 178-179) Pompey to Caesar (PG 179-180) Other things to remember: The characteristics…

ENG 2D: Writing Instructions

Today, you will attempt to write instructions for a simple task that you know how to do. The task can be anything that has multiple steps. Here are some possibilities: how to tie your shoes how to download an app how to apply makeup how to draw a human figure how to make kraft dinner…

ENG 3U: Taxonomy Day!

Your goal today is to create a short, point-form taxonomy of your own. Your taxonomy should include 4-5 items, each featuring 3-4 supporting points to explain each item. This important step will serve as the early stage of an essay you write over the coming weeks; while you are not stuck with the choice you…