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.