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Friday, February 1

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

Warm Up: Imagine you won $100 million dollars today. What is the FIRST thing you would do with your new-found wealth? Please respond to this scenario on p. 17 of your notebook quietly and independently.

Class Work: Standard 5.4 Wealth presentation/discussion.

Close read – underline, highlight, annotate – Trans-Saharan TradeThen compare Trans-Saharan trade with other trade routes we’ve studied. In what ways were Trans-Saharan trade methods, locations, goods, ideas, etc., alike and different. Write your response on p. 4 of the article.

Use the article titled Trans-Saharan Trade you close read to help you respond to the comprehension questions quietly and independently.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 on p. 14 of your notebook.

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Thursday, January 31

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

Warm Up/Class Work: Please work with your assigned groups to  complete the Walking Gallery activity we began Tuesday.

Chinese Dynasties Formative Assessment.

Please use pp 152-153 in the atlas on your table to help you locate and label the following cities on your Afroeurasian Trade Map:

  • Baghdad 
  • Beijing 
  • Mumbai 
  • Kashgar (Kashi, p. 168, NDA)

On the Afroeurasian Trade Chart, for “Goods Produced” and “Asia”, write:

  • Silk
  • Gunpowder
  • Cotton
  • Spices
  • Livestock

In the box on the chart for “Trade Routes” and “Asia”, write:

  • Beijing to Kashgar (land)
  • Kashgar to Baghdad (land)
  • Beijing to Mumbai (sea)
  • Kashgar to Constantinople (land)

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

 

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Tuesday, January 29

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

Warm Up: Please share your responses to the Song Dynasty tasks on your Silk Road Trade graphic organizer with your table partner.

Class Work: Attach your completed Silk Road Trade graphic organizer to p. 16.

Access the Walking Gallery on Google Classroom; work with your assigned group partners to complete the accompanying Walking Gallery packet.

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Monday, January 28

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

Warm Up: Use the sources (Tang Dynasty reading and Tang Dynasty Notes, p. 13) we’ve studied to help you complete the Tang Dynasty column of your Silk Road Trade graphic organizer. Complete the bottom part first, then decide which contribution you believe to be the most important (top part). Make your illustration colorful.

Class Work: Share your response with your assigned travel partner.

Close read – underline, highlight, annotate – the article entitled Song DynastyAfter you have close read this article, list the contributions made by the Song Dynasty to trade along the Silk Road.

Add these Song Dynasty Notes to p. 15 of your notebook.

Use the sources (Song Dynasty reading and Song Dynasty Notes, p. 15) we’ve studied to help you complete the Song Dynasty column of your Silk Road Trade graphic organizer. Complete the bottom part first, then decide which contribution you believe to be the most important (top part). Make your illustration colorful.

 

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Friday, January 25

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

Warm Up: Please attach your completed China: Dynasties of Power video guide to p. 12 of your notebook. No hinge necessary.

Class Work: Use the sources (Han Dynasty reading and Han Dynasty Notes, p. 11) we’ve studied to help you complete the tasks in the Han Dynasty column of the Silk Road Trade graphic organizer. Complete the bottom part first, then decide which contribution you believe to be the most important. Make your illustration colorful. Share your response with your assigned travel partner.

Please close read – underline, highlight, annotate – the Tang DynastyHow did the Tang contribute to global trade? Write your response at the bottom of the article. 

Tang Dynasty Notes, p. 13.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence each on p. 14 of your notebook.

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Thursday, January 24

Today’s Learning: How did the Han Dynasty contribute to Afroeurasian trade?

Warm Up: Please close read – highlight, underline, and annotate – Han Dynasty found on your table.

Class Work: Then list the inventions/achievements of the Han Dynasty at the bottom of the article. Share your list with your table partner.

Add these Han Dynasty notes to p. 11.

Complete your video guide as we finish viewing the video China: Dynasties of Power.

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Wednesday, January 23

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

Warm Up: Please close read – highlight, underline, and annotate – The Silk Road found on your table.

Class Work: Then use your Silk Road notes on p. 10 of your notebook to corroborate what you’ve just read. Write one fact about Silk Road trade from the article that agrees with your notes and one new fact from the article at the bottom of p. 2 of the article.

Share your corroborating evidence with your assigned travel partner.

Respond to the questions on this video guide as we view China: Dynasties of Power

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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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