Monday, December 21, 2009

Rome Notes Filled In!

Click HERE for our Rome notes. Hope this helps with the photo journal, especially for those of you who were absent!


Test and Photo Journal for Rome due Wednesday. If you are missing your Rome packet, there is a blank packet posted on the blog. Also, we will be posting our notes packet for you today after school. This is a long photo journal, get started as soon as possible!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homework for the Week: 12/14

Due Thursday: Pg. 13 and 14 in packet. Use textbook. NO BLANKS ALLOWED!

Due Friday: Pg. 19 & 20 in the packet (Map). Use textbook. Make sure to color in your map. You can choose your colors.

Next Wednesday: Test on Rome and Photo Journals due. Photo Journal assignent is already in your packet. You can begin working on this at any time.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Caesar Clip 2

Caesar Clip 1

12/14 Homework

Due tomorrow: Pg. 7 in Rome packet="The Roman Gazette"

If you got your test back today or Friday, test corrections are due tomorrow. Write out the questions, answer, and why it is correct on a separate piece of paper for test corrections.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Test were handed back yesterday and today. If you received your test today, you can hand in your test corrections on Monday. If you received it yesterday, test corrections were due today.

DBQ's were due yesterday. For each day that it is late, you will lose 10 points!

Enjoy your weekend!

I will work on the video from the Athens vs. Sparta debate this weekend.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rome Packet: Blank Version

Click HERE for a blank Rome packet. If you lose your packet, you can reprint it from this link.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Greece DBQ Due Thursday

You had 3 class periods to work on your DBQ...Please make sure the DBQ is finished, typed, double speaced at the beginning of class on Thursday.
We recommend typing the DBQ on Google Docs using your school email account.

We preferred the DBQ be typed, but you can also hand write it, but please skip lines.

Next Unit... HELLO ROME!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Greece DBQ Assignment

Click HERE for Greece DBQ Assignment

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Test Tomorrow!

Greece test tomorrow!
  • Make sure that your photo journals are complete (pictures (2), all questions answered in complete sentences).
  • If you do not have your photo journal completed, you will take an essay test instead of the multiple choice test.
  • Make sure that your photo journal is printed and put together (pictures cut out and put onto the journal page) when you come into class.
  • If you cannot find an answer to a question on the photo journal in your notes...check the text book, the blog (our notes), the internet and if you still cannot find it-email us!
Good Luck! Study Hard!
We have also posted a review game for you that is based on the Photo Journal!
Click HERE to view the page.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12/1 In Class

Today in class we completed pages 13 and 14 in our packets. Keep in mind that Photo Journals are due on Friday and there will be a test on Ancient Greece.

Also, pgs. 15 & 16 in the Greece packet are due tomorrow 12/2. Use the textbook to complete these pages in your packet.

Monday, November 30, 2009

11/29 Today in Class

Today in class we used the Google Presentations located on our class website (on the blog in the upper righthand corner there is a link to our class website). When on the website go to the Ancient Greece page and use the Google Presentations to complete pages 17 &18 in the packet.

11/29 Greece Updates

Info for the week:

  • Tests were handed back today. Test corrections are optional, but recommended. The format for test corrections is: ON A SEPARATE piece of paper write the question, the answer and WHY the answer is correct.
  • Photo Journals for Greece will be due on Friday 12/4 which will also be the day of our Greece test.
  • Pg. 15 and 16 in Greece packet due this Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Olympics PPT

Math, Science Technology PPT

Drama Legacy PPT

Architecture PPT

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homework: 11/24

Pgs. 11 & 12 in Greece packet due tomorrow. Answer the questions based on the team you are on. Either Athens or Sparta. This is really important because tomorrow we will have a debate!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Greece Notes up to 11.23

Greece Version 1

11/23 in class

Today we looked at Ancient Athens. If you were absent, you should complete pages 7 and 8 in your packet. The information is guided and provided for you. If you have questions, please email us.

There is no homework tonight.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today in Class

There is no homework tonight. We will be checking your textbook homework from last night tomorrow in class. In class we handed out a new packet. We learned about Kings Darius and Cyrus. Use your textbook to review Persia and these rulers if you were absent today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homework: 11/18

Read pages 107-112
Answer questions 2,3,5,6 on page 112.

Welcome to Greece!


Test will be 11/18

Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Legalism, Chinese Dynasties, and Indian Empires will be on the test.

Photo Journals Due 11/18 as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Sounds of the Silk Road


Silk Road Maps

Link to Maps

Schooltube Video on Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty Video

Good video from How Stuff Works

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homework: 11/12

Pg. 11a in packet. Shi Huangdi's Eulogy

Good Site for Review of Qin Empire

Qin Empire

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

China: Notes Day 1

Monday, November 9, 2009

Due tuesday 11/10

page 3 & 4 "The Chinese Times" is due tomorrow tuesday 11/10

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Due Friday:
  • Scaffolding questions in complete sentences (DBQ-DO NOT DO THE ESSAY)
  • Your Rap: Can be recorded or brought in on paper. BE CREATIVE!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Today in class we assigned the rap song project. You are to complete the DBQ documents and then create a rap. Both the dbq and rap assignment sheets are posted below. Both are due this Friday 11/6.

Please email us with any questions.

DBQ Assignment

Peter John's River Valley Rap

Let's Make A Rap

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


River Valley tests were given back today. Test Corrections due tomorrow.

Buddhist Chanting


Notes are posted below.

Tests were handed back today. Test corrections are due tomorrow, friday.

If you emailed us your essay, you must print it and hand it in by tomorrow. You can do this in school in the learning center, resource room, computer lab or library. If you have any trouble see Ms. LaNoce 5th period in the Resource Room B166.

Hinduism/Buddhism Notes

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Buddhism Word Cloud

Buddhism Word Cloud

Wordle: Buddhism 2

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


  • In class we completed pgs. 5,7-10 This can be done on your own.
  • Use the scenario readings to complete the questions.
  • Then grade the Hindus on pg. 11 for homework.
  • Also complete the short reading with questions on pg. 12.

If you need copies of the packet or worksheets, email

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hinduism Stations: Done in class today


Final revision of the essay due tomorrow. Please make sure to hand in the peer revised essay along with your final version.

See Ms. LaNoce or Ms. Hahn for extra help after school today with any questions. Ms. Hahn is in rm. 127, Ms. LaNoce will be in Rm. B168.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


1. Test tomorrow on all 5 Photo Journals.
2. Three P.J.'s collected tomorrow (Hebrews, Indus, China)
If any of your photo journals are incomplete, you will write a DBQ instead of taking a multiple choice test.
3. Revised essay due Tuesday.
4. All make up work for River Valley's due tomorrow.
5. If you did not get your grade sheet signed last night, that needs to be done tonight (for period 6 only).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Photo Journal Assignment: Mesopotamia Due Tomorrow

Homework: 10/20

  • Essay due Thursday
  • Bring in 3 pictures (1 of Hebrews, 1 of China, 1 of Indus).
  • Complete the Hebrews Photo Journal

Hebrew Notes- Blank

Monday, October 19, 2009

Homework: 10/19

  • Pg. 2 in today's packet due tomorrow. Compare and Contrast the Indus River Valley to ONE of the other civilizations that we have looked at (Egypt, China, Mesopotamia.)
  • Hebrews homework is required for class tomorrow!
  • Essay due Thursday
We will be working on the Photo Journals in class on Wednesday in order to give you more time to write the essays.

If you are working on your essay and having trouble, come to extra help today or Wednesday.

You can also work on it in a google doc and then share with us (

There is a lot to do this week, make sure you are seeking help if you need it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hebrew Homework Assignment Sheet

Hebrew Homework

The Hebrew Homework Sheet is due on Monday 10/19
Use pgs. 43-45 in Textbook

Final version of Geographic Feature Essay due Wednesday. Must be typed and double spaced.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Notes Mesopotamia and Egypt Packet

Essay Assignment

Outline is due Friday 10/16
Final draft is due next Wednesday.

Come to extra help to work on these essay's!!!

Essay Assignment: Geography's Impact

Click HERE

Sunday, October 11, 2009


You do not have to write in full sentences for the quiz.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Photo Journal Assignment: Mesopotamia Due Tomorrow



* Mesopotamia and Egypt Online Quiz (posted below) due by Monday 10/12. If you are having trouble accessing the quiz, email us:

* PhotoJournal for Mesopotamia due tomorrow

* PhotoJournal for Egypt due Tuesday 10/13

* Follow the blog. There is a button on the right on the blog page that says FOLLOW. Click that and follow the steps to follow the blog.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Homework: 10/2

Finish summary questions on pg. 13
Complete pg. 14

Thursday, October 1, 2009


All revised essays due tomorrow.
Pg. 9&10 in packet due tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Homework: 9/30

Essays were given back yesterday and today. Students must revise/edit their essays. If there was a day and time written on the essay, the student is supposed to meet with Ms. LaNoce (B166) or Ms. Hahn (127) after school to make corrections.

These corrections are due tomorrow.

In class we are covering Ancient Mesopotamia. The notes that we have done so far are posted below.

Notes: Week of 9/29

mia PDF

Friday, September 25, 2009

Homework due: 9/29

Textbook Pg. 36
#'s 2-6

Thursday, September 24, 2009

9/24 Homework

Neolithic Revolution Essay:

For tomorrow you need:
*Your thematic essay to be finished (Intro, Bodies, Conclusion)
*Questions for documents completed (these questions are called scaffolding questions)

We will be working on including the documents in the essay tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Homework: 9/22

Complete essay outline for Neolithic Revolution essay. Bring to class. We will be writing the essay in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Early Man Google Presentation

Homework: 9/11/09

Finish page 8 of packet. Make sure to set up your gmail account if you haven't done so already.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gmail Email Set Up

Click Below to go to Bellmore-Merrick Website:
Bellmore-Merrick Website

When there, click on Student Email, which is in the bottom left hand corner. Your username and password is the same as you use to log into the computers at school.

Follow the steps to set up your student GMAIL account.

*Once your gmail account has been set up, send an email to to verify your email address. This is how we will know that you have completed your homework.

Class Syllabus

Class Syllabus 10