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Tuesday, February 6

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

Warm Up: Please close read – underline, highlight, annotate – Indian Ocean Trade quietly and independently.

Class Work: East Asian Trade: Swahili Notes, notebook p. 14.

Close read – underling, highlight, annotate – Kilwa, a Swahili Trading StateThen write a gist statement (a one sentence summary) of what you’ve just read on the back of the reading packet. Then close read The Nation of Zimbabwe and write a gist statement of this article. Share your gist statements with your table partner.

Kilwa/Great Zimbabwe Notes, p. 14.

Use the sources on the white board (listed below) to help you complete the Standards 5.3/5.4 Review.

Standards 5.3/5.4 Quiz, Thursday, February 8.

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Monday, February 5

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

Warm Up: Please use the article titled Trans-Saharan Trade you close read Friday to help you respond to the comprehension questions on the table in front of you quietly and independently.

Class Work: Share your warm up responses with your assigned travel partner.

What is Currency? Notes, notebook p. 12.

Respond to the question, How did Mansa Musa contribute to Afroeurasian trade? on p. 13 as we view Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa.

Study this primary document about Mansa Musa. Explain what this image from the Catalan Atlas can tell us about Mansa Musa and Afroeurasian trade on p. 13.

Standards 5.3/5.4 Quiz, Thursday, February 8.

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Friday, February 2

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

Warm Up: Please finish your Afroeurasian Trade Map/Chart if you haven’t already done so. You MAY need to visit yesterday’s agenda on my website for the information needed.

Class Work: 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. 11 of your notebook quietly and independently.

Standard 5.4 Wealth presentation/discussion.

Close read – underline, highlight, annotate – Trans-Saharan Trade.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 on p. 11 of your notebook.

 

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Thursday, February 1

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

Warm Up: Please open your notebook to p. 10 so we’re ready to continue with Stump the Champ questions for China: Dynasties of Power we began yesterday.

Class Work: Finish viewing China: Dynasties of Power with Stump the Champ questions, p. 10.

Please use the atlas on your table to help you locate and label the following cities on your Afroeurasian Trade Map:

  • Baghdad (p. 152, NDA; p. 86, NWA)
  • Beijing (p. 153, NDA; p. 86 NWA)
  • Mumbai (p. 152, NDA; p. 86, NWA)
  • Kashi (p. 168, NDA)/Kashgar

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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Wednesday, January 31

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

Warm Up: What do you believe is the most important contribution each Chinese dynasty we have studied invented, produced, or generated as an idea? Use the skill of contextualization to identify what the most important item would have been during that place and time (rather than which is most important/significant today). Write your response, including your rationale for your choice, on p. 9 of your notebook.

  • Han Dynasty – ?
  • Tang Dynasty – ?
  • Song Dynasty – ?

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

View China: Dynasties of Power with Stump the Champ questions, notebook p. 10.

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Tuesday, January 30

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

Warm Up/Class Work: Please work with your assigned group to access Google Classroom and complete the Walking Gallery activity we began yesterday.

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Monday, January 29

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

Warm Up: Please close read – underline, highlight, annotate – the article entitled Song DynastyAfter you have close read this article, please describe how the Song contributed to global trade in a paragraph at the bottom of the article.

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

Add these Tang Dynasty Notes to p. 7 of your notebook.

Use the the Song Dynasty article to help you complete the Song Dynasty column of the Silk Road Trade graphic organizer.

Add these Song Dynasty Notes to p. 7 of your notebook.

Attach your completed Silk Road Trade graphic organizer to p. 8.

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

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Friday, January 26

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

Warm Up: 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.

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

Han Dynasty Notes, p. 5

Complete the Tang Dynasty column of your Silk Road Trade graphic organizer.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence each on p. 6 of your notebook.

 

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Thursday, January 25

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

Warm Up: Please use the Han Dynasty article to help you complete the corresponding column on your Silk Road Trade graphic organizer quietly and independently.

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

View I Have a Dream presentation.

Complete the Cornell Note-Taking process on p. 4 as we finish viewing Treasure Seekers: The Silk Road.

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Wednesday, January 24

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

Warm Up: Please title p. 4 of your Social Studies notebook, Treasure Seekers: The Silk Road, and create the Cornell Note-Taking format there.

Class Work: Take notes in the “field” (Step 2) on p. 4 as we view the video of the same title.

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