Skip to content


Monday, May 7

Today’s Learning: Who were the Maya?

Warm Up: Please complete a mosaic about the Maya. Combine visuals and words on individual “tiles” to represent the civilization of the Maya. Your mosaic should include the following:

  • An appropriate title
  • At least five colors
  • Five “tiles” that illustrate the Maya civilization

The size of each tile should match the importance of that topic

Each tile should contain a visual of something that is important to defining the Maya civilization

Key words or phrases that describe each visual

Class Work: Work on Maya mosaic assignment. Due at the beginning of class tomorrow, May 8.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Friday, May the 4th Be With You!

Today’s Learning: Who were the Maya?

Warm Up: Please use the Student Reading: Achievements of the Maya to help you complete the Achievements of the Maya – Learning Log we began yesterday.

Class Work: Share the information you wrote in the Arts and Architecture section ONLY on your learning log, along with the responses to the first Maya – What Happened to the Maya? video guide with your assigned partner.

Then share the information you wrote in the Language and Writing section ONLY on your learning log, along with the responses to the second Maya – What Happened to the Maya? video guide with your assigned partner.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence each on p. 55 of your notebooks.

Exit TicketWrite a response to the Standard 8.2 framing question: Who were the Maya? Your answer should be written in complete sentences and have at least THREE examples.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Thursday, May 3

Today’s Learning: Who were the Maya?

Warm Up: Please close read – underline, highlight, annotate – the Student Reading: Achievements of the Maya. Then write a one sentence summary at the bottom of p. 2 of the article.

Class Work: Share the summary you wrote with your table partner.

Complete the Achievements of the Maya – Learning Log quietly and independently.

Continue responding to the questions on the Maya- The Mystery – Viewing Guide as we view the video of the same title.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Wednesday, May 2

Today’s Learning: Who were the Maya?

Warm Up: Please complete the Ancient Artifacts you find on the table in front of you. Be sure to read and follow directions carefully. For Part 2, divide the back of your paper into quadrants/fourths, use the category headings provided, and place each artifact into its appropriate category.

Class Work: Discuss student responses to Ancient Artifacts as a class.

Respond to the questions on the video guide as we view Maya – The Mystery.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Tuesday, May 1

Today’s Learning: How did the geography of the Americas compare to that of Afroeurasia?

Warm Up:Please follow the directions on the Summative Assessment: How did people in the Americas interact with one another you find on the table in front of you to complete that activity quietly and independently. When you’re finished, make sure your name is on it and hand it in on the front table.

Class Work: Please close read – underline, highlight, and annotate – A Case Study: Doc A: The Ancient Maya: Economy and TradeThen respond to the corresponding close reading questions quietly and independently.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Monday, April 30

Today’s Learning: How did the geography of the western hemisphere affect how people interacted with one another?

Warm Up: Please use the World Studies: Latin America textbook on your table to help you quietly and independently complete the Geography of Latin America work that we began last week. IF you’ve already finished, find something else to do quietly while classmates finish up.

Class Work: Answer the questions found on Comparing the Geography of the Americas with Afroeurasia as we hear them on the excerpts from the video Guns, Germs, and Steel (Clip 1, Early Agriculture; Clip 2, Domesticated Plants and Animals; and, Clip 3, Trade and Geography).

Posted in Uncategorized.


Friday, April 27

Today’s Learning: How did the geography of the western hemisphere affect how people interacted with one another?

Warm Up: Please use the World Studies: Latin America textbook on your table to help you quietly and independently complete the Geography of Latin America activity on the table in front of you.

Class Work: Share the responses on your Geography of Latin America activity with your assigned travel partners.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence each on p. 54 of your notebook.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Thursday, April 26

Warm Up: Of the places in Washington, DC that you have seen this week, which spot would you most like to visit? Why did you choose that spot? Write your response on page p. 53(b if necessary) of your notebook.

Class Work: Class discussion of warm up responses.

Close Up presentation.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Wednesday, April 25

Warm Up: Please describe your favorite photo of Washington, DC we saw in class yesterday on page p. 53 of your notebook.

Class Work: Share warm up responses as a class.

Close Up presentation.

Posted in Uncategorized.


Tuesday, April 24

Warm Up: Please describe one thing you learned about Washington, DC during class yesterday on page p. 53 of your notebook.

Class Work: Share warm up responses as a class.

Close Up presentation.

Posted in Uncategorized.