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: it will involve schools from across our board we must build an amazing contraption lots of people will be watching Though you will have lots of freedom to decide what we will build, I’d like  our build(s) to be, well, historical. This is History class, … Continue reading CHW 3M: Something Big…

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 an activity/lesson that will teach your fellow students about what you studied. Your activity must make connections between a historical school and your topic. The order of presentations will be decided according to topic. Once everyone has chosen a topic, I will do my best … Continue reading CHW 3M: Independent Study

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: An explanation of the spread of Christianity (remember that a good pamphlet might convert some of the local pagans…they need to know a little about your faith if they are to join) An explanation of monastic life in a Benedictine monastery The role of saints … Continue reading CHW 3M: Becoming a Monk

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. If you’re a huge fan of the show, you’re certainly really curious to know what happens to its main character, Walter White. “You’ll undoubtedly remember what happens in the finale,” he says, but you might also remember what you ate before watching the episode, and … Continue reading CHW 3M: The Power of Curiosity