Class Announcements


Wrapping Up Rajah Before Moving to China

posted Mar 18, 2019, 1:53 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Rajah Project Week

posted Mar 11, 2019, 2:10 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Mauryan & Gupta Empires, And Projects, Too

posted Mar 4, 2019, 1:48 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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! 

Mauryan and Gupta Empires

posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:22 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Hinduism and Buddhism

posted Feb 11, 2019, 2:04 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Indus & Aryans, then Hinduism

posted Feb 4, 2019, 2:05 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Indus Valley Civilization and the Aryan Migration

posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:05 PM by Warren Wannamaker   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 2:06 PM ]

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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!

Beginning Our India Unit

posted Jan 22, 2019, 2:08 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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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!

Egypt's Art, Religion, and Economy

posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:12 PM by Warren Wannamaker

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Hi, 

Students will spend the week learning about Ancient Egypt's art, religion, and economy. We'll then start preparing for our quiz. Students may take the quiz on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. 

Students also received their grades on last week's quiz. Students with any questions or concerns about their grade should see Mr. Wannamaker before or after school. 

Have a great week!

Egypt's Culture

posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:19 AM by Warren Wannamaker

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Hi!

Since returning from break, students have been learning about the culture of Ancient Egypt. We conducted a brief overview of Egypt's formation under the Scorpion King and Narmer; then we started looking at the social groups, daily life, and writing of Egypt. We'll have a quiz on these ideas this coming Thursday, January 10. 

We'll then start looking at the art, religion, and economy of Ancient Egypt. That will bring us into next week, when we'll most likely quiz on those topics. 

Have a great week!

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