CHW 3M: A Warrior’s Journal

Today, you assume the role of either a Spartan or an Athenian hoplite during the Persian Wars. You will write a series of journals outlining your experiences in the crucial battles of this monumental conflict. As a nice bonus, you will learn the meaning of the name Kratos (God of War, anyone?). Each entry should be…

CHW 3M: Introduction to Greece

Today’s Goal: to understand the foundations of Greek culture. We will start with a short lecture about the foundations of Greek. This will give you some context for what is below.   If you wish to work individually, you may examine one of the following myths in detail. Next, write a one-page response in which you…

CHW 3M: Why Do Empires Fall?

Ladies and gents, Today, we conclude our study of Egypt. We need to understand how this empire that lasted for thousands of years came undone. Was it a single event? Was it slow? Who is to blame? Was it inevitable? Hopefully, we can answer these questions today. Each of you will become an expert in…

CHW 3M: Ka, Ba, and the Akh

Today, I’d like you to learn more about Egyptian beliefs of the afterlife. The Egyptian concept of the soul is complicated; it had three components, each with its own role and duties. As always, you can organize your ideas any way you wish. Given the complex nature of the Egyptian soul, I suggest creating a…

CHW 3M: What’s in a Game?

I’ve decided to present today’s lesson in script form. I hope you are ready… Mr. Pedrech: Hi class! Class: Hi Mr. Pedrech! (Please say with the same level of enthusiasm shown here) Student not named Timmy: What are we doing today, Mr. Pedrech? Mr. Pedrech: Glad you asked, Timmy. Student not named Timmy: But my…

CHW 3M: Something Big…

So, there is a new project we need to discuss. I’d like to explain the project in this blog entry but, unfortunately, I can’t. Too many eyes. Wait. That’s not true. No one reads my blog. Let’s start again. There is a new project we need to discuss. Let me tell you what I can:…

CHW 3M: What’s in a Story? The Epic of Gilgamesh

Today, I want you to learn more about the ancient land of Mesopotamia. Located in the same region as modern-day Iraq, Mesopotamia was crucial to Western development. Nothing indicates this more than its nickname: the cradle of civilization. Its key city, Babylon, was the epicenter of western civilization for over a thousand years. In particular,…