CHW 3M: Origin Stories

Today, you and small group of intrepid peers will embark on a thrilling adventure: you will study a civilization of your choice for the next week or so. Where to start? Well, with origin stories. Whether it is Peter Parker’s encounter with a irradiated spider or humans being spun into existence on an Egyptian god’s…

CHW 3M: Greece Test Review

Ladies and gents, There will be 6 questions on the test. You will answer 5; each response will be a paragraph in length. During our Jeopardy fiasco, you may have noticed that there were 6 categories. Hmmmm…6 questions…6 categories….6 options below. Can it be a coincidence? Each group will write one question an answer it…

ENG 3U: What To Do Today

So, two of our Ocean at the End of the Lane groups have finished their novel. Thus, while the other groups complete their last literature circle discussions today, those who are finished are invited to do one of the following: watch Neil Gaiman’s famous commencement speech, Make Good Art Read this essay about “Memory and…

CHW 3M: Because Today is Not My Day

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: A Review…in 3D!

We have visitors today. Let’s show them what you can do, ladies and gents. Our goal today is to review what we have learned about ancient Egypt so that we are prepared for the test on Wednesday.  We will use a variety of 3D models to refresh our memories. Before we begin, please keep the…

CHW 3M: Test Prep

On Tuesday, October 2nd, we will have a test on what we have learned about Egypt. You need to know the following: geography and the founding of Egypt (esp. the Nile) The Faiyum (connected to geography) The Rosetta Stone The role of magic in Egyptian life (curses, health, etc) mummification practices the building of pyramids…

CHW 3M: For basketball players

Hope the game went well! Tonight, I’d like you to do the following: Start by exploring this interactive mummy making exercise. Please take point form notes that explain important elements of the process. For example, include the four organs that are placed in the canopic jars, but don’t worry about the gods responsible for each…

CHW 3M: Examining Primary Sources

Our goal today is to examine a few important primary sources. In order to do this, however, we need to understand how to use primary source questions in the first place. We will start by examining the Code of Hammurabi, the world’s first great legal code (written, as you might have guessed, by a ruler…