CHW 3M: Exam Review/CA Planning

Good day! I’ve put this list together earlier than usual to help you generate ideas for your Culminating Activity. A few things to consider: Remember that you can also use ideas/content from your group’s independent study (Maya, Japan, etc) Key Concepts Great Man Theory SPEAR  What to Know About the Early Civilizations Hammurabai’s Code  What…

CHW 3M: The Light of Learning

As we learned yesterday, there are numerous reasons why European history after the fall of Rome is called the Dark Ages. Still, labeling the entire  period as “Dark” is problematic: this terminology is used to describe events in Europe, not in the rest of the world. Thus, this is an example of Euro centrism. learning…

ENG 3U: Writing a Comparative Essay

We will dedicate this week to writing comparative essays. Understanding the Comparative Essay You should already have a copy of the  comparative essay infographic Still, I have attached one just in case.   Carefully review this media comparative essay rubric; note that the entire Application section deals with sourcing and MLA. I will ask you to…

CHW 3M: A Skype Call and Preparing a Big Map of Rome

We will begin today’s class with a short Skype call with Thomas Flynn, the Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab. What questions do you have for him? My questions include the following (feel free to steal them): What is your process for scanning an artifact? Do you see any gaps in Sketchfab’s historical repository? If so,…

ENG 3U: Motifs to Themes

Twelfth Night: Entire Play Love Melancholy (essentially, being a little emo) Madness Disguise/Performance/Trickery The Inversion of Normalcy The Carnivalesque: basically, the fools are in charge, and those with power are subject of jokes and ridicule Women of/with power

CHW 3M: Turning Points and the Fall

Today, the class will watch a video about the history of the Mayan empire.  In your notes, please track any examples that fit into any of the categories below; next week, we will apply these categories to our chosen civilizations: The Rise of Civilization (look for beginnings and growth) Turning Points:  (look for important changes,…

ENG 3U: Submitting Your Draft

Hi everyone! Over the next two days, you will submit a draft of your personal essay. A few things: please cross-reference your work so far with what you see on the rubric. No surprises, right? Did you find the specific references to organizing principles and anecdotal introductions? Good. That’s why I feel confident giving you…

CHW 3M: The Greatest Warriors?

Today, you and your team are facing a unique challenge: you need to prove that the warriors from your chosen culture are far superior to all others. You will have 50 minutes to conduct all of the research and planning necessary. In the last 20 minutes, each team will make its pitch. Questions that need…

Your Civilization and SPEAR

Today, you will apply one element of SPEAR to your chosen civilization. Don’t remember SPEAR? That’s okay. We talked about it at the very beginning of the course. SPEAR is an acronym we’ve invented to study the past: Society Politics Economics Arms Religion So, which one will you apply? It is up to you. Whatever,…

CHW 3M: Founding Your Empire

Yesterday, you learned about the creation myths and/or founding myths of the civilization you have chosen.  Today, you need to learn about how this society was actually founded. What you will do: Using traditional texts, databases, or reputable internet sources, find out what you can about the founding of your chosen civilization, Consider searching for…