Mr. Wannamaker's Class Updates

Class Updates

  • From China to Greece
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    Hi, 

    Students will finish up their Made in China projects this week. We'll go from finishing our scripts to recording by Wednesday, and then the final products should be ready to go for Friday. 

    We'll also begin our look at Ancient Greece. We'll start by looking at the Geography of the Mediterranean, and how Ancient Greeks interacted with it. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted May 6, 2019, 1:57 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Made in China - The Project
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week doing a few things:
    First, students should complete two activities: 
    1) The China Culture Quiz based on the activity list we finished before break.
    2) The Culture Application Activity. Students will take facts from our China unit and apply the Eight Traits of Culture to them.

    Students will also be working on their Made in China Project. Details can be found on the unit website (link to the right). Students have selected their topics, and will spend time this week researching their innovation or invention. Then, they will work in their groups to create an infomercial for their topic. 

    Have a great week! 
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 1:53 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • NJSLA Week
    Hi, 
    This week students will be participating in the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment. 

    Next week, students will take their assessment on the Culture of Ancient China. They will also be working on their "Made in China" projects. More info will be shared with the students next week. 

    Have a great, exciting testing week!
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 1:51 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Ancient China's Culture
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week looking at the culture of Ancient China. This week, we'll wrap up our focus on Government, Language, and Religion. We'll then prepare for a quiz on these topics. The quiz is 20 questions, and students will mostly be taking it on Thursday (Period 2 will take it on Friday, as they are missing Tuesday's class due to an assembly). 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 1:42 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • China's Geography and Culture
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    Hi, 

    Students will wrap up their look at the geography of Ancient China this week. This will culminate with a quiz. Students may take the quiz on Wednesday or Thursday this week. As always, students need to bring in a study tool and a pen on the day they plan to take the quiz. 

    We'll then start looking at the culture of Ancient China. This will include studying the government, writing system, and religion of the early dynasties. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Mar 25, 2019, 2:03 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Wrapping Up Rajah Before Moving to China
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    Hi, 

    Students will do a few things this week. 

    On Monday, they'll complete an activity where they apply the 8 Traits of Culture to Ancient India. 

    On Tuesday, any students who still need to take the Geography Application activity from Friday (or who need to retake it) will do so. The rest of the class will review and critique Rajah Projects from their classmates. This is always a great time for students to share their ideas and for students to see all of the hard work their peers have submitted. 

    On Wednesday, we'll start our new unit, on China. We'll start this unit by looking at the Geography of China, and how it influenced the earliest settlers of China. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 1:53 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Rajah Project Week
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week working on their Recommendations for the Rajah. In this project, students will create directions for a Rajah to maintain and support his newly-created empire. 

    More information can be found on the unit website. 

    Projects should be handed in at the beginning of class on Friday. 

    Students with any questions should see Mr. Wannamaker before, during, or after class. 

    Also, students should join us Thursday afternoon for the annual Hoops for Humanity game!

    Have a great week!
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 2:10 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Mauryan & Gupta Empires, And Projects, Too
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    Hi, 

    Students will wrap up their look at the Mauryan and Gupta Empires this week. We'll identify the achievements of the Gupta Empire, then we'll start preparing for a quiz on these Empires. That quiz will most likely be this Friday. 

    We'll also start working on our Recommendations for the Rajah Project. Students will be provided a task statement, the items that their projects should include, and how they'll be graded. Students will also learn who they'll be working with. That project, since it's fairly short, will be completed by the middle of next week. 

    Have a great week! 
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 1:48 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Mauryan and Gupta Empires
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    Hi, 

    Students spent part of class on Monday taking a quiz on Hinduism and Buddhism. Folks in Periods 1 & 2 need to finish the quiz tomorrow. 

    We'll also begin working on our last activity list for India. These activities will concern the Mauryan and Gupta Empires. We'll learn about their famous leaders, how they maintained control in India, and the achievements of the Empires. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:22 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week focusing on the development of Hinduism and Buddhism. We'll look at their origins and how they influenced Ancient India. 

    We'll then start preparing for a quiz on these two sets of beliefs. That quiz will most likely be next week after we return from our break. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 2:04 PM by Warren Wannamaker
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