All textbooks are due to be turned in this Wednesday, May 15.
The Benchmark Test for World History is also scheduled for Wednesday, March 15. It will cover Chapter 13: Medieval Africa, Chapter 16: The Americas, and Chapter 15: Medieval Europe.
This test will be worth 100 points. We reviewed for the Benchmark Test today and will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14.
Below is a PDF link to the Study Guide for the 4th Nine Weeks Benchmark Test. It is a copy of the information that was listed on the whiteboard in class:
4th Nine Weeks Study Guide 2013
Alabama Reading and Math Test (ARMT) will be Monday through Thursday May 6-9 with Friday May 10 as a make-up day. Make sure you get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast.
All Visitor From the Past Projects were due on Wednesday May 1st but presentations will continue throughout this week during the shortened class periods. So far there have been some really good presentations!
On Friday May 10 there will be the final Bell-Ringer Quiz worth 100 points. Make sure you have all of your Bell-Ringers answered! They are all posted on this blog if you missed any.
The Benchmark Test for World History is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15. It will cover Chapter 13: Medieval Africa, Chapter 16: The Americas, and Chapter 15: Medieval Europe. This test will be worth 100 points. We will review for the Benchmark Test on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14.
CHAPTER 15 TEST MONDAY!
Visitor From the Past Presentations begin Wednesday, May 1!
Here are the bell ringers. I’ll add the rest next week.
Bell Ringers 4th 9 Weeks
1. What do you know about Africa?
2. How was Mali ruled differently from Ghana?
3. Why was honoring their ancestors an important part of African traditional religions?
4. How did exploration change the African slave trade?
5. How did the first Americans develop corn?
6. How did Pachacuti make sure local leaders would be loyal to him?
7. What do you know about Medieval Europe?
8. How did the mountains affect people in Europe and what did Europe’s seas and rivers provide for its people?
9. How did the pope obtain the Papal States?
10. What duties did monks have?
11. What is feudalism?
12. In what ways do you think the shift from a barter system to a money system changed medieval Europe?
13. How did the Magna Carta affect the king’s power?
14. How did King Philip II bring power back to French kings?
Presentations for the “Visitor from the Past Project” begin on Wednesday May 1, 2013. The following links are to the PDFs of the insrtuctions, rubric and video guidelines:
VISITOR PAST ASSIGNMENT 2013 PDF
VISITOR PAST ASSIGNMENT VIDEO PART B 2013
I am sorry but due to lack of interest the Italy 2014 trip with OMHS has been canceled.
Dark Ages Writing Assignment DUE MONDAY, APRIL 8!
Historians argue that after Rome fell Europe entered a “Dark Age.” They say it’s because nothing culturally important happened. In one paragraph (5-8 sentences) tell me your opinion. Is this really a Dark Age or was it a Middle Age between Roman civilization and the Renaissance. Support your answer with examples from the video!
Third Nine Weeks Benchmark Test will be Wednesday, March 13.
PDF copies of the Study Guides can be found at these links:
Third Nine Weeks Benchmark STUDY GUIDE Part I
Third Nine Weeks Benchmark STUDY GUIDE Part II
Start reviewing for Benchmark Test scheduled for Wednesday March 13. It will cover chapters 8 and 9 on Ancient Rome, 10 on Christianity and 11 on Islam.
11-3 Quiz Today!
Chapter 11: Islamic Civlization Test TOMORROW! STUDY!!
Bell Ringers 3rd Nine Weeks
- What do you know/recall about the ancient Romans from something you have read or seen in a movie or on television?
- Describe the geography of Italy and Rome.
- What event(s) caused the Romans to establish a Republic?
- Who were the patricians and the plebeians?
- Explain the importance of the Roman Army.
- Who was Cincinnatus?
- Who was Julius Caesar?
- Who was Octavian?
- What was the significance of the Battle of Actium?
- What was the significance of Julius Caesar “crossing the Rubicon?”
- How did Octavian’s government reflect the ideas of Cicero?
- What was the Pax Romana and how long did it last?
- How did Augustus make the empire safer and stronger?
- Who were the “good emperors” and what did they accomplish?
- What did the Romans admire about the Greeks?
- Describe the freedoms of upper-class women that were not available to women of other classes.
- How did Diocletian try to reverse the decline of Rome?
- Which event usually marks the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
- How did the Romans rule Judaea?
- Why did many Jews leave Judaea after the A.D. 132 revolt?
- What were the main ideas Jesus taught during his life?
- Who were Peter and Paul, and why were they important?
- Who did the early Christians use as a model to organize the church? How did the early Christians organize the church?
- What was the significance of the Edict of Milan?
- Why did the Byzantine Empire have such a blending of cultures?
- How did church and government work together in the Byzantine Empire?
- What do you know about Islam?
- How did geography shape life in Arabia?
- What role do the Quran and Sunna play in Muslim daily life?
- How did Muslims treat Christians and Jews that lived within their society?
- How did the Seljuk Turks take power?
- What discovery did Muslim scientists make using the astrolabe?