Wednesday, October 24

posted Oct 24, 2012, 2:00 PM by Warren Wannamaker   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 2:01 PM ]


Mr. Wannamaker was out of school today, at the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. It was full of Social Studies fun!

In his absence, students worked on their Culture and Fertile Crescent Activities, prepared for their quiz, and completed some supplementary materials, if there was time. 

Speaking of that quiz, students have the option of taking that quiz on Friday or Monday, based on how much of the content they have learned, how many of the activities they have completed, and how prepared they feel they are in regards to studying. Our classes discussed this self-scheduling concept in class on Tuesday, and will briefly reiterate it tomorrow in class.  

Speaking of that quiz and studying, students will be assessed on the activities they've been completing regarding Daily Life, Social Groups, and Language. This includes the presentation notes from class and the ways these traits apply to Egypt and Sumer. Among the rest of their notes, students should definitely know:
1) The definitions of Social Group, Majority Group, and Minority Group
2) The most and least powerful Social Groups in Sumer and Egypt
3) The largest Social Groups in Sumer and Egypt by size
4) Three ways that people communicate
5) The definition of dialects
6) What types of writing that were found in Sumer and Egypt, including what we call people who wrote in both cultures. 

Have a great evening!