CHW: Persia and Cyrus the Great

Before we launch into our examination of Ancient Greece, we need to understand its nemesis, Ancient Persia. I want you to understand how the version of the Persians depicted in the film 300 is a reflection of a graphic novel, and has nothing to do with the Persians who attempted to conquer Greece in the 2500…

CHW: Culminating at a Crossroads

Ladies and Gents, It has been a while. In fact, it has been so long that I fear we no longer have time to complete both the Age of Faith essay and the culminating activity (building a museum). Because I feel that both tasks are valuable, I’ve decided to leave the decision-making up to you….

CHW: Continuing with the Presentations

Ladies and gents, I have booked out this lab for you so that you have more time to work on your independent study task. Some things to keep in mind: you need to start working on your annotated bibliographies. In fact, you  will save yourself  tremendous amount of time of you work on them as…

3M: Bringing Out the Indy in All of Us

Today, we will continue with your research. I will check in with all of you several times to make sure that your work is progressing. Here are today’s guidelines: let’s start by accessing your email and your Skydrive, just to make sure they work. ( we will return to the Skydrive in the last 10…

CHW: Some Time to Study…

Ladies and Gents, We were supposed to have a test yesterday, but a bus cancellation prevented you from showing your brilliance. I’d have you write the test today, but I don’t like having students write tests when I am not around; thus, the test has been moved to Friday. Today, you will have the majority…

CHW: Independent Study

What you will do: Over the next two weeks, you will work with a partner to examine an event, period, person, or cultural practice from a civilization of your choice. Your choice must be from the 16th century or earlier You will produce an annotated bibliography that outlines the sources you consulted You will create an…

3M: Welcome to the Big Leagues, Kids

Welcome to the Big League, Kids. In the big leagues, facts aren’t enough. See, the players in the big leagues eat, drink, and sleep theory; try to impress them with a few tidbits about Actium, and they will send you right back down to the farm team. If you want to stay in the Bigs,…

CHW: Constantinople

Today, you will briefly consider the legacy of Constantinople, the eastern section of the Roman Empire. Your goal today is to track important points below; point form will suffice: (please write down these terms before watching the video; leave a few lines between each item for notes) The Aquaducts/providing fresh water Constantine/the spread of Christianity Theodosian Walls/defense…

CHW: The Fall of Rome

Stage 1: Research Let’s begin with the fall of Rome. You will consult at least 3 sources that provide explanations for Rome’s fall. Consulting three different reliable sources is important because there are numerous reasons why Rome fell (last time I checked, historians are still arguing about the top 5). Make sure you write down…

CHW: Terms for the Test

Terms: Romulus Sybil Remus Tarquin Numator Sabine Women Amulius Etruscan Palantine Hill First Punic War Aventine Hill Second Punic War Patricians Scipio Africanus Plebians Hannibal Barca Alps Battle of Cannae Third Punic War Cato Carthage Sicily Quinquereme Corvus Hamilcar Barca Tiberius Gracchus Gaius Gracchus Gaius Marius Sulla Social War Cicero Sextus Roscius Chrysogonus Triumverate Pompey…