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: Players of the New Kingdom

Today, you will  investigate one of three pharaohs of the New Kingdom: Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, or Ramses II. Your goal is to provide a sophisticated and detailed answer to the following question: What does ___________  rule demonstrate about religion, power, and/or culture in ancient Egypt? You will form small groups. Wait…you are already in small groups.…

CHW 3m; The Mystery of Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut is one of the most intriguing figures in history. She built great temples, led a powerful empire, and circumvented centuries of tradition and belief with startling effectiveness. And yet, her own people worked diligently to wipe her from their collective memory. (Hint: if you “excavated” at Luxor, this story might sound a little familiar. Remember,…

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:…

ENG 2D 2016: Getting Closer…

So far, you have: identified the criteria for a form of writing (short story or article) read an exemplar cross-referenced the criteria and the exemplar to better understand the form What do we need to do today? Well, we have a few goals. Over the next two days, each of you will have a five…

ENG 2D 2016: Evaluating an Exemplar

Yesterday, you generated some criteria for effective short stories or magazine articles. Today, you will put these criteria to use: Choose a short story or an article that seems interesting. Remember that you will be working with this exemplar for at least one day, so you should choose something you find interesting Use strategies of…

ENG 1D: Introductions

Mr. Pedrech: I would like you to work on introductions today. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Overly Enthusiastic Student: Oh boy! It sure does! Student Who Asks Too Many Questions: Introductions for what? Why are learning about introductions? Can’t we do something else? Mr. Pedrech:  You should learn how to introduce your ideas effectively. Remember, you have…