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Friday, January 18

Today’s Learning: How did ancient China contribute to global trade?

Warm Up: Please open your Chromebook, login to Classroom, and read Last Day in China as an introduction to this topic. 

Then summarize your “last day in China” by describing in a paragraph what life was like on the Silk Road on p. 10 of your notebook. Include what you think Gregory and Nestor were trying to steal in your paragraph.

Class Work: Share your warm up response with your assigned travel partner. Discuss as a class.

Turn to p. 10 of your notebook. Title that page The Silk Road. Add the following notes to p. 10.

Describe each story you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence on p. 7 of your notebook.

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Thursday, January 17

Warm Up/Class Work: Please use the sources listed below to make any and all corrections to your Standards 5.1/5.2 Quiz. Cite the source and indicate the correct answer for each of those you missed originally and hand in on the front table. Then find something quiet to do until you receive further instructions.

Activity Schedule due to MLK, Jr./SMS Wall of Honor assembly.

View I Have a Dream presentation.

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Wednesday, January 16

Today’s Learning: Show what you know about how Europe contributed to global trade during the Middle Ages.

Warm Up: Please meet your travel partner at Petra (notebook, p. 1) and share your completed Standards 5.1/5.2 Review so that you’re ready for our quiz. When you are finished sharing, return to your assigned seat.

Class Work: Standards 5.1/5.2 Quiz.

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Tuesday, January 15

Today’s Learning: How did Europe contribute to global trade during the Middle Ages?

Warm Up: Please open your notebook to p. 9. Share your responses to the Life in the Middle Ages: The Merchant video guide with your table partner.

Class Work: Use the sources below to help you complete the Standards 5.1/5.2 Review you were given yesterday quietly and independently. IF you should finish before the end of class, please read your book.

Standard 5.1/5.2 Quiz, Wednesday, January 17.

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Monday, January 14

Today’s Learning: How did Europe contribute to global trade during the Middle Ages?

Warm Up: Please find your Why Did the Feudal System Eventually Go Away? graphic organizer.

Class Work: Illustrate the reasons why the feudal system came to an end in Europe on the graphic organizer. Make your illustrations colorful. When you have finished, please attach to p. 8 of your notebook with a hinge.

View Life in the Middle Ages: The Merchant with video guide. Share your responses with your table partner at the conclusion of viewing. Then attach your completed video guide to p. 9 of your notebook.

Use the sources below to help you complete the Standards 5.1/5.2 Review quietly and independently.

Standard 5.1/5.2 Quiz, Wednesday, January 17.

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Friday, January 11

Today’s Learning: How did Europe contribute to global trade during the Middle Ages?

Warm Up: Please make sure both sides of your Italian Trade Interactive Reading Guide is complete and accurate. IF you’re finished, find something quiet to do.

Class Work: Share your warm up responses with your assigned travel partner. Then attach your completed Italian Trade Interactive Reading Guide to p. 6 of your notebook with a hinge.

Afroeurasia Trade Map/ChartUse pp 134-135 (or 70-71) in the atlas on your table to locate and label (do NOT use blue or green to label) only the following EUROPEAN cities:

  • -London
  • -Paris
  • -Genoa
  • -Venice
  • -Constantinople (Istanbul)

On the chart on the back, in the box for “Trade Routes” and “Europe”, write:

  • -London to Genoa (sea)
  • -Paris to Genoa (land)
  • -Paris to Venice (land)
  • -Genoa to Venice (sea)
  • -Venice to Constantinople (sea)

Then, use  a colored pencil to trace those routes on the map, using dashed green lines for land routes and solid blue lines for sea routes.

On the chart on the back of your Afroeurasian Trade Map in the box for “Goods Produced” and “Europe”, write:

  • -Wool, textiles, iron ore, lumber

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 to p. 7 of your notebook.

Standards 5.1/5.2 Quiz, Wednesday, January 16.

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Thursday, January 10

Today’s Learning: How did Europe contribute to global trade during the Middle Ages?

Warm Up: Please close read – underline, highlight, annotate – Italian City-States and Afroeurasian TradeThen summarize what you’ve read in a one sentence gist statement at the bottom of p. 3 of the article.

Class Work: Share your gist statement with your table partner.

Use the information in Italian City-States and Afroeurasian Trade to help you complete the Italian Trade Interactive Reading Guide.

Standards 5.1/5.2 Quiz, Wednesday, January 16.

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Wednesday, January 9

Today’s Learning: How did Europe contribute to global trade during the Middle Ages?

Warm Up: Please find your Why Did the Feudal System Exist in Western Europe graphic organizer. We need to finish it today.

Class Work: Discuss the reasons why the feudal system existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Illustrate with color.

Decide which of the four factors – de-centralized power, geography/isolation, transportation, poverty – contributed the most to creating a feudal system in Western Europe and write one sentence justifying your answer in the middle of your graphic organizer. Discuss as a class.

 

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Tuesday, January 8

Today’s Learning: Describe feudalism during the Middle Ages in Europe.

Warm Up: Please find your video guide, Life in the Middle Ages: The Serf we began yesterday. We need to finish it up today. Be sure to respond to EACH of the questions on the guide.

Class Work: Respond to the questions on the Life in the Middle Ages: The Serfs Video Guide as we view the video of the same name. Share your responses with your assigned tour partner. Then attach your completed video guide to p. 4 of your notebook.

Please review the sources we’ve used to study the Middle Ages in Europe (European Trade During the Middle Ages Student Reading, People of the Feudal System Notes on p. 2 of your notebook, Feudal System Chart, p. 3, and Life in the Middle Ages: The Serf, p. 4). Then respond to the questions below on p. 5 of your notebook in complete sentences, restating the questions in your responses:

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the feudal system?
  • Do you think the system was fair? Why or why not?

Share your responses with your table partner.

Discuss the reasons why the feudal system existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Illustrate with color.

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Monday, January 7

Today’s Learning: Describe the feudal system of the European Middle Ages.

Warm Up: Please remove the sources we’ve used to study the Middle Ages in Europe (People of the Feudal System Notes, p. 76 and Feudal System Chart, p. 77) from your notebook. We’re going to organize a new Social Studies notebook for 2nd Semester.

Class Work: Second Semester Social Studies Notebook organization. Remove the self portrait you created First Semester and attach it to the first sheet of notebook paper in your new notebook in the same spot.

New Afroeurasia TourWhen it is completed, please attach it to p. 1, the FIRST page after p. vi of your Table of Contents. This should be on the right-hand side of your notebook. Then attach People of the Feudal System Notes (p. 76 of your old notebook) to p. 2 and Feudal System Chart/Notes (p. 77) to p. 3.

Respond to the questions on the Life in the Middle Ages: The Serf video guide as we view the video of the same title.

 

 

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