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,…

CHW 3M: 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…

CHW 3M: Becoming a Monk

Becoming a Monk from Mr. Paiva)   Read pages 503-506 and complete one of the activities below. Please remember that this is an in-class task, so it does not need to have the level of sophistication of an assignment. Option 1: construct a small one-sided pamphlet that will entice others to join your Monastery. Include the following:…

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: Introduction to the Romans

On next Tuesday, you will all become Romans. You will need a toga.Any bed-sheet will suffice, but try to bring in something monochromatic; Today, our goal is to understand the basic principles, traditions, and values that lay at the heart of Roman society. Some Things You Need to Know About Romans: They valued reputation above…

CHW 3M: Test Review

We will have a test on Friday. The test will be a series of 6 questions; you will answer 5. Each question will be a statement with which you can agree or disagree; you will be required to answer in paragraph form, and provide specific evidence to support your claims. Being familiar with the terms below…

CHW 3M: The Olympiad

As you search for sources for your particular topic, keep the following in mind: Databases are your friends Learn 360 is also a friend Adding site:.edu to the end of any Google search  will return university/educational websites from the US. While this does not guarantee that the source will be good, it will help you eliminate…