Monday, August 23, 2010

New Blog for 2010-2011

Click HERE for new address for the 2010-2011 Blog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Final Exam/End of the Year

It's not over yet...

  • Your final exam for Global Studies 1 is on Monday, June 14th at 8:00 am. The majority of you will take the exam in the Gym. If you received a different room number and cannot remember it, please email us for this information (
  • Please log onto and practice answering questions. There is also valuable review material organized by subject which you can use to review (especially for essays).
We have had a great year together. I will post the class pictures soon! Good luck on the final exam. Please spend the next few days studying!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review Packet BLANK

Click HERE for a copy of the blank review packet!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review Packet

We are headed toward the finish line...

These are your final homework assignments for the ENTIRE YEAR!!!

Due Thursday 6/3: pgs 6-8
Due Friday 6/4: pgs 9-12
Due Monday 6/7: pgs 14-18
Due Tuesday 6/8: pgs 19-21
Due Wednesday 6/9: pgs 22-24

There will be in class quizzes that will go along with the assigned review pages.

Review Packet

Pgs. 2-5 are due Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5/25 Review and DBQ

  • Due today were pg. 25-29. If you did not complete them yet, they must be done by Friday which is the day of our EXAM. If the review pages are not done by Friday, you will take an ESSAY test!

  • Due Wednesday (tomorrow): All scaffolding questions & outside information.

  • In class on Wednesday and Thursday we will be writing the DBQ's.

  • Friday: TEST on Americas, Exploration and Absolutism. ***All make-up work due Friday

Absolutism: Blank

HERE is a blank copy of the Absolutism packet.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Exploration Packet Filled In

HERE is a copy of notes for the Exploration/Age of Discovery packet!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Absolutism HW

Due Friday (tomorrow): Pg. 3 of the Absolutism packet.

Due Next Tuesday: pg. 25-29 of the Review Packet. START EARLY! Please use notes and textbook when completing the review packet. There are copies of the packets posted on the blog-USE THEM!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Exploration Packet: Blank

HERE is a blank copy of the Exploration packet!

Americas Notes

HERE is a copy of my Americas Packet---filled in!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Exploration Homework

Due Tomorrow: Pg. 8 & 9 in the Exploration packet. If you are absent and need a copy of the packet, please email us and we will post it online.

Also, extra credit due tomorrow (Nazca lines theories).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Textbook Homework Due Tomorrow

Exploration Unit Started Today!

Textbook pg. 400 # 2-5 due Tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exploration Homework and Extra Credit Opportunity

Extra Credit Opportunity: Look up and bring in a theory as to why the Nazca civilization drew/etched pictures in the sand.

Pg. 400 #'s 2-5 in textbook.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

America's Packet: Blank

If you lost your packet...or need another for any other reason, you can print it from HERE

Friday, May 7, 2010

Test Corrections

Test corrections due on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Presentation for Tomorrow: AZTEC

Homework: The Americas

Due tomorrow: Page 3 in the new Americas packet. If you were absent, email us for missed work. (

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Homework: The Americas

Pg. 164 # 2-5 in the Textbook due tomorrow! New unit: The Americas begins tomorrow!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Protestant Reformation Notes

HERE is a copy of the Protestant Reformation packet FILLED IN!!!

Study, study, study! Test tomorrow...

Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, Counter Reformation Quiz/Test Tomorrow

  • Photo Journal Due
  • All missing homework's and assignments from this unit due tomorrow (last chance to make them up!)
  • Test on Renaissance, Reformations

Friday, April 30, 2010

In case you were absent...or lost your Photo Journal

HERE is a copy of the Renaissance/Reformation Photo Journal. Please have 1/2 done by Monday so that we can play a review game!

Upcoming Quiz...Renaissance and Reformation

Due Monday: Complete 1/2 of your Renaissance/Reformation Photo Journal. We will be reviewing in class!

Due Tuesday: The entire Photo Journal and this will be the day of your Quiz

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Prot. Reformation Advertisement HW

You must complete 1 more advertisement. Use page 10 in the packet for directions and an example. The ad must be for either Henry VIII or John Calvin.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Advertisment Homework

Due Tomorrow: The directions are on the top of pg. 10. You are to make a mini-advertisment for Martin Luther. There is an example on the bottom of pg. 10 which you may NOT copy!

In class today: Martin Luther vs. The Roman Catholic Church (Council of Trent)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Protestant Reformation Day 1/HW

Today in class we completed pages 3 and 4 in the new packet (which is also posted below). If you are absent, you can print those pages and answer the questions.

For homework: pgs. 1 and 2 and due Wednesday.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Protestant Reformation Packet

Click HERE for Protestant Reformation packet.

Homework: Due on Wednesday: Pgs. 1 & 2 in Protestant Reformation packet. Use textbook pgs. 353-357 to complete the homework.

Renaissance Blank Packet and Notes Packet

Click HERE for the Renaissance Blank Packet

Click HERE for the Renaissance Notes

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Northern Renaissance Homework

Complete the handout given in class. If you were absent, click HERE and choose 2 readings to complete.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Medici Homework

Due Thursday: Pg. 9 & 10 in the packet.

**Remember, the Renaissance Man Singles Ad is due tomorrow---this is EXTRA CREDIT! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Renaissance HW

Pg. 349 # 2,3,4 and 7 due tomorrow. Remember that number 7 is an activity!

Extra credit: bottom of page 6 in the Renaissance packet due Wed.

Extra credit: fashion show tickets, t-shirts

Renaissance Presentation for Tomorrow

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Renaissance HW

Read the section before the questions. Then on pg. 349 # 2,3,4 and 7 due Tuesday.

#7 is an activity---MAKE IT PRETTY & CREATIVE.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Turning Points Essay

Today we handed out the crusades turning point essay. Essay outline is due tomorrow (Wednesday): should include a lot of information! You will have in class tomorrow and Thursday to write your essay. You will hand in your essay on Thursday at the end of the class period. Extra help is Wednesday after school!

Click HERE for the essay assignment.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

4/8 Make-Up Work, Homework


Pg. 10 of the High Middle Ages Packet due tomorrow = Letter to the Pope about the Crusades.

Extra help after school today for those who need it--Rm. 127

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4/06/2009 High Middle Ages

Welcome back!

Pd. 6: DUE TOMORROW (WED) Grade sheets must be signed along with a note from your parent (something short to let us know they received it).

Due Thursday:
  • Test corrections from the Tang, Song, Mongol, Japan test.
  • Pgs. 6 & 7 in the High Middle Ages packet (about the crusades)
All make-up work for the quarter is due Friday: can always make up photo journals and homework assignments that have not been tested on. See us to find out what you can make up if you are unsure.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homework 3/25 Middle Ages

Due Tomorrow: Profile of Medieval Person-separate sheet given in class today. Read the document and answer the questions. Then begin outlining your argument. We will be doing advocate decision making tomorrow. It is very important that you complete this assignment tonight!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3/24 Homework

  • Due Tomorrow: pg. 13 in Middle Ages packet. Grade the Medieval Manor-Did it meet the needs of the people.
  • Post a comment in the discussion. You must have 3 by Friday. Do not wait until the last minute to post your comments!

Monday, March 22, 2010

HW: 3/22

-Pg. 2 & 3 in the Middle Ages packet (if you did not do so already)
-Textbook pg. 195 # 1,2,4

Post at least one MEANINGFUL comment on the Quicktopic today (if you have not done so already). You need a total of three comments by Friday.

Friday, March 19, 2010


  • Complete pages 2&3 in the Middle Ages packet
  • Make a MEANINGFUL post on the QuickTopic online discussion. The link is on the left side of this page.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Online Discussion

You must post at least three MEANINGFUL comments over the next week. The discussion will end next Friday. Please follow the instructions that I posted on the QuickTopic. It is important that you read what others have written in order to make this a discussion and not just a list of individual thoughts.

Click HERE for the link to the discussion. I will also post it on the side so that it doesn't move.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Japan Notes -Filled In!

Please print these notes if you lost your packet or would like to use them in order to complete your photo journal!

Click HERE for Japan Notes

Updates for the Week: 3/17/2010

Photo Journals (PJ's) are due this Friday and we will be having an IN CLASS test on Friday also.
You will be given some time to work on your PJ's in class tomorrow. Please bring anything that you have started so that you can continue working on it.

Enjoy your St Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jeopardy Review Game

  • My Jeopardy Template

    TO PLAY:
    1.)Click the link above
    2.)Choose the number of teams you wish to have (each person should be their own team)
    3.)Decide which team each person is on
    4.)Begin playing. If the person gets the question right, press the plus under their team. If they get it wrong, press the minus.
    5.)Have fun!

    If there is something that you do not know and need to study-write it down!

Monday, March 15, 2010


This is a new tool that I am testing out on the blog. It is called Apture. To try this out, I will make a post about Japan. So what I did was link different things to the words. For example, to the word Apture, I linked a definition. To the word Japan, I linked a video and a map. Please comment and let me know how this works! Comments can lead to extra credit!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Photo Journal Japan

Click HERE for the assignment. Get started early!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Pg. 6 in packet due tomorrow. Use class set given in class. If you were absent, we will try to post the class set today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


DBQ's are due on Thursday. Today was the last day in class to work on it. Students are encouraged to complete the DBQ tonight and then come to extra help tomorrow to go over it.
  • if you want to email your essay to us, you must do so tonight and then come to extra help tomorrow

***FOR PERIOD 3 ONLY--Grade sheets must be signed! This will count as a 10pt homework!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tang Song Mongol Notes-Filled In

Please click HERE for a copy of the Tang, Song and Mongol notes.

Thanks for the reminder, Anthony!

DBQ: Tang,Song,Mongols DUE THURSDAY

Here is the link to the DBQ documents and assignments if you have lost/misplaced yours or were absent. Click HERE. The documents and outline were due today. The essay is due by Thursday.


DBQ will be due on Thursday. 10 points will be deducted for each day late. Students are able to work on this at home and in class. Tomorrow will be the last day to work on this in class.

If you did not complete the online quiz, please do so immediately. If you made a mistake and need the quiz to be re-opened, please email us at

*Tara=please email me today to remind me to post the packets with notes!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Online Quiz-Now due Sunday by 11:59pm

The online quiz on Discovery Education is now due this Sunday at 11:59pm. The quiz deadline was extended due to difficulty with the internet in school. If you do not have a computer at home, make sure to make time to take it at school on Friday!!!

Lucas T's Music Video

Lucas T's Music Video: Click HERE

Lucas T's Commerical

Lucas Explosive Powder Ad from Amanda LaNoce on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Marco Polo Homework Assignment Link

Using the reading on pages 9 and 10 of your Mongol packet, go to this website (Click HERE) and answer the questions. You will be traveling with Marco Polo. When you have completed your journey, the website will congratulate you and you should print that final sheet as proof that you did your work!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Great Links

Mongol Chapter--very helpful maps, pictures and description of the Mongols. Click HERE

Online textbook: Can use for all topics. Has practice quizzes, chapters, and all sorts of great information! Can also download or listen to chapters being read. Great resource. Click HERE

Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Presentation: For use 3/3 in class

Monday, March 1, 2010

Advertisement Due Tomorrow!

Create an advertisement for one of the inventions created during the Tang and Song Dynasties in China. The ad should feature a slogan, picture and should be creative. You can have fine print at the bottom, blurbs and an intersting design.

For example: If you were to do the magnetic compass, you could write: "Get lost often? Get a magnetic compass and always find magnetic North!"
Keep in mind that your online quiz is posted and should be completed by this Friday.

Friday, February 26, 2010


On this snowy day take some time to do your advertisement for the Tang and Song Dynasties.

Here is the link to the blank Tang and Song packet. Click HERE . The assignment for the advertisement is on the bottom of the page that says We Owe China a Big Thank You. The advertisement is due Tuesday.

Enjoy your do off. Be productive!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Discovery Education Quiz

The Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasty Quiz will be available in your Discovery Education accounts starting this Friday and will be due the following Friday.

Discovery Education


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


  • Tang and Song Achievement Advertisement --Due Tuesday 3/2
  • Pg. 12 questions and reading due tomorrow

Monday, February 22, 2010

Homework: 2/22 Tang Dynasty Map

Complete the map on Pg. 5 in the new packet. This is due tomorrow, 2/23.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Africa PDF's

Africa Blank Packet => HERE

Africa Readings and Questions from today 2/9 (complete if you were absent)=> HERE

African Kingdoms Reading (to help with projects) => HERE

Africa Project Sheet => HERE


Homework: Africa Travel Guide OR Photo Album due FRIDAY!

This project will count as a 100 point test grade!

Any late homework for Africa due Friday also!


Islam Packet: Filled In

Here is a link to our NOTES

Monday, February 8, 2010

2/8 Homework

  • The online test for Islam is due tomorrow! Make sure you start this early in the day so that if you have questions, you can ask. We recommend extra help if you are unsure of how to do this assignment.
  • All make-up homeworks for the Islam Unit are due tomorrow.
  • If you did not do your Africa map, you should make that up as soon as possible.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Due Friday, now Monday--Map on pg. 1 & 2 of Africa Packet

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Homework 2/2

  • Islam Quiz on Discovery Education due: Tuesday 2/9

  • Map on pg. 6 of packet due: Wednesday (tomorrow)

Islam Quiz Links

Link to Discovery Education Accounts---> HERE

Log in to take the Islam Quiz!

Discovery Education Website

Monday, February 1, 2010

Muslim Achievement Project

DUE TOMORROW! Make sure you have your completed Muslim Achievement project in class tomorrow. This project is worth 100pts and is one of the first grades you will have for the 3rd marking quarter. If you cannot find your packet or have lost the assignment sheet, the whole packet is posted below. You can print a new page.

Please go to rm. 127 after school for extra help today!

Islam Packet: Blank

Click HERE for a blank copy of the Islam packet. You must print this out if you lost your copy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


In class today...

We read pg. 1 (Islam reading) and filled in the tombstone for Muhammad on pg. 5. Use the reading to fill this in if you were absent. Also, if you did not finish the tombstone in class, you need to do so for homework!

Work on your Muslim Achievement project over the next few days. The whole project is due on Feb 2 (next Tuesday).

Monday, January 25, 2010

Homework: 1/25

Due Tomorrow:

1. First look up your achievement in your textbook.
2. Then print out a page from the internet about your assigned achievement. (use the links below for good sites).
3. Handwrite a summary of the information that you have found in the textbook and on the internet about the achievement.

**Clean out your binders. Keep everything in a folder at home. In binder keep Islam packet and 5 Pillars packet.

Links for Research: Golden Age of Islam Project

We hope that these help! Start with Regents Prep and Grolier...

Regents Prep

Grolier Encyclopedia => This is a great site that the school subscribes to. The username and password are calhounhs. Once you are in the site, search for the achievement. Another way to search is by typing in Islamic Art and Architecture or Astronomy, etc.
***I think this is the best site to use because it has so much in every area. Definitely take a look at this!

More good sites by achievement: If there is not site below, you can search in google, but you should really use Grolier and Regents Prep also!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Today was the first day of the essay portion of the midterm exam. If you were unsure of some information, make sure to take some time to look that up tonight. You will NOT be able to bring in written notes to class tomorrow to use on your test.

Tomorrow will be the last day of the midterm exam! Study hard!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Midterm Moved Back!

We have decided to give you some extra time to study! You will be taking the Multiple Choice section of the Midterm starting this Tues 1/19, the Essay will be on Wednesday and Thursday.

Please use this time to study. Extra help today after school in B168 and 127.

Friday, January 8, 2010


  • Grade Summaries were handed out to students (pd. 3 yesterday, pd. 6 today). They must be signed by a parent. Students can make up Photo Journal Assignments.
  • Pg. 3 in Midterm Review Packet due Monday
  • Pgs. 4-7 are due Wednesday
  • Pgs. 8-11 are due Thursday

Midterm exam will be in class. Multiple Choice on 1/15, Essay on 1/19,1/20.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Midterm Review Packet: Blank Copies

Midterm Packet: HERE

Belief Systems Chart: HERE

River Valley Chart: HERE

Athens VS. Sparta Video

Link to Period 3's Video:

Willie D, Sarah L, and Blake K

Your passwords have been added to the google document. The link is in the discovery education assignment post.

Sorry about the mix up!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


  • Online quiz on discovery education due this Friday.

  • Pg. 1 & 2 of the Midterm packet due Friday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Discovery Education Assignment

Please wait for in class instructions before beginning this assignment. We will introduce this tomorrow.

Log in using your username and password which can be found HERE. Do not use anyone else's username and password.

You will watch the video and answer the questions in the quiz.

Docs and Resume Sheets

Click HERE

Homework: 1/5

In your packet, complete the Resume on page 7. The girls should do their resume on Theodora and the boys should do theirs on Justinian. In class tomorrow we will be have a debate--who was really resonsible for strengthening the Byzantine Empire?

If you were absent, complete the documents that begin on pg. 3 and continue to page 6. These will help you complete the resume on pg. 7.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Byzantine Empire

Here is the link to today's work. I will post the full packet later today. The readings are posted HERE along with the handouts that go along with it. The two pages at the end are what we completed in class today. If it wasn't finished, it is to be completed for homework tonight.