Mr. Wannamaker's Class Updates

Class Updates

  • 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
  • Indus & Aryans, then Hinduism
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    Hi, 

    Students will start the week preparing for their quiz on the Indus Valley Civilization and the Aryan Migration. That quiz is currently scheduled for Wednesday of this week. 

    We'll then start looking at the early religious beliefs of the Aryans, which eventually develop into Hinduism. We'll learn about some overarching concepts, and how religious beliefs affected Aryan society. 

    And we have two days left for the Cereal Bowl! Make sure to bring in those last few boxes of delicious morning goodness! 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 2:05 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Indus Valley Civilization and the Aryan Migration
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week looking at the Indus Valley Civilization and the Aryan Migration. We'll learn about topics like how the Indus Valley had a central government; how life changed during the Aryan migration; and the social classes that formed during the migration. 

    We'll most likely quiz on these topics next week. 

    We've also had a great kickoff to the Cereal Bowl. Students (especially those in Mr. Wannamaker's Homeroom) should continue bringing in Cereal. The Bowl continues until Wednesday, February 6th!
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:06 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Beginning Our India Unit
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    Hi, 

    Students will begin our unit on Ancient India this week!

    To do so, we'll apply the Themes of Geography to Ancient India. We'll identify several major physical features, and how those features affected people interacting with them. 

    We'll then start looking at the Indus Valley Civilization, including the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. 

    We'll have a brief quiz on the physical features of Ancient India on Friday. This will be a small, 10-question quiz. 

    Lastly, students will received the grades they earned on last week's Egypt Quiz. If any students have questions regarding that quiz or their grade, they can see Mr. Wannamaker before or after school this week. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 2:08 PM by Warren Wannamaker
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