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HWW- 9/28/12 September 28, 2012

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  • Take out your Do Now sheet and answer the following, “How do you define “truth.”  Is there such a thing as “absolute truth?” (3 minutes)
  • Pick up the Reformation packet and turn to the learning targets.  Answer the focus questions individually or with your elbow partner.  Discuss with the class. (10 minutes)
  • Turn to the research guide and use the sites listed to collect information to answer the research questions.
  • Reformation vocab sheet due Monday.
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APUSH- 9/28/12 September 28, 2012

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Students watched clips from 1776 to illustrate the issues and debates surrounding the Declaration of Independence.

HWW- Block Day, 9/26/12 & 9/27/12 September 27, 2012

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  • Take out your Do Now sheet and answer the following, “How was the Northern Renaissance different from the Italian Renaissance?” (5 minutes)
  • Turn to the learning targets on pages 2-3 of your packet and prepare to review.
  • Take the Renaissance test. Answer 3 of the 5 questions.
    • Question #1 should read “paradigm shift”
  • After finishing the test, turn your responses in to the tray by the door and pick up the Reformation vocab sheet.  This will be due on Monday, October 1.
  • Map quizzes will be due Oct. 5th. Be sure to print out your results pages as proof of your scores!

Block Day, 9/26/12 & 9/27/12 September 27, 2012

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We discussed the events leading up to the 2nd Continental Congress.

HWW- 9/25/12 September 25, 2012

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  • Take out your Do Now sheet and answer the following, “What would be the traits of the ideal man or woman of today?” (3 minutes)
  • Take out your Renaissance Figures reading. Use this along with the online readings on Schoolcenter to complete the Renaissance characters section of your packet. (20 minutes)
  • Pick up the Northern Renaissance study guide from the tray at the front of the room.  Use chapter 1, section 2 in your textbook (pages 45-51) to complete. (20 minutes)
  • Be sure to be working on your online map quizzes at http://www.sheppardsoftware.com. Print out the maps as you master them to turn in.  Due October 5.
  • Renaissance essay test on Block Day, September 26, 27!

APUSH- 9/25/12 September 25, 2012

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We discussed the roots of the American Revolution.

HWW- 9/24/12 September 24, 2012

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  • Pick up a new Do Now sheet and answer the following, “If you could only be one of these, would you rather be rich or famous (or neither)? Explain” (3 minutes)
  • Turn to the story notes page “Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance” in your packet.  Use pages 37-39 in your text to identify setting, characters, and plot. Use the questions in the left-hand column as a guide. (20 minutes)
  • Pick up the Renaissance Figures reading from the front of the room. You will use this along with the online readings at my schoolcenter page to complete the Renaissance characters section of your packet.
  • Be sure to be working on your online map quizzes at www.sheppardsoftware.com. Print out the maps as you master them to turn in.  Due October 5.
  • Renaissance essay test on Block Day, September 26, 27!

APUSH- 9/24/12 September 24, 2012

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Students worked on unit 1 test corrections.

HWW- 9/21/12 September 21, 2012

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  • Bring your textbook!
  • Take out your Do Now sheet and answer the following, “What is Humanism? How does it represent a paradigm shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance?” Turn in your Do Now sheets when you are finished. (5 minutes)
  • Pick up the Decline of Feudalism reading from the front of the room and us it, along with your textbook, to complete the notes on the decline of Feudalism and the Rise of the Renaissance from the Learning Targets Packet. (25 minutes)
  • Discuss (15 minutes)

APUSH- 9/21/12 September 21, 2012

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We continued to work through the unit 1 DBQ activity.  Students should complete the planning worksheet to turn in on Monday.