Tuesday, November 27

posted Nov 27, 2012, 11:44 AM by Warren Wannamaker
Hello!

Students spent today working on a few things. First, we reviewed our Venn Diagram related to the religions of Egypt and Sumer. 

Then, students chose their next activities. Some students needed to finish the last activity or two on their Fertile Crescent and Culture Activity List. Other students worked on review activities for their upcoming quiz (more on that in a bit). Others completed their "Planning for Our Quiz" Sheet, to help select strategies for preparing and studying for their quiz. 

If any students did not complete this "Planning For Our Quiz" Sheet, they should do so at home. Remember that the Study Strategies can be found on the Team 6A Website. 

For our quiz, students will be quizzed on the remaining Five Traits of Culture: Economy, Art, Religion, History, and Government. 

For Economy, students should know the definition of Economy, as well as definitions for goods, services, imports, and exports. Also, students should know, and be able to explain, the Law of Supply and Demand. 

For Art, students should know the definitions of Art, Literature, Performing Art, and Decorative Art. 

For Religion, students should know the definitions of Religion, Monotheism, Polytheism, and Atheism. 

For History, students should know what History is, and should probably know what Primary and Secondary sources are. 

For Government, students should know what the definition of Government is, and the differences between Limited and Unlimited Governments. 

Students should also know how these traits relate to the Fertile Crescent. For Economy, students should know that Phoenicians were best know for setting up a trade network and a writing system (an alphabet). For Art, students should know the main types of art in Sumer and Egypt. For Religion, students should know how Egypt and Sumer's religions were similar. For History, students should know how Assurbanipal helped modern historians learn about the Fertile Crescent. And for Government, students should know what Hammurabi's Code is. 

All of this information should be on pages 46-59 of the Student Notebooks. 

We'll spend time in class tomorrow and Thursday preparing, and students can see Mr. Wannamaker before school on Wednesday, or either before or after school on Thursday, if they need any additional help. 

Have a great evening! 
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