November Calendar

Big Idea: Ancient Greek society provided the ideological and political foundation for modern Western society.

The School Of Athens, Raphael (1483-1520)
Scuola di Atene, Raffaello Sanzio
The School of Athens portrays Plato, Aristotle, and other ancient philosophers engaged in philosophic inquiry.
 
For more detail on individual philosophers, click on the image above.

N0VEMBER 2008 A

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  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Transitions
Formatting and block quotes
Passive Voice
Introducing quotes
Ambiguous Pronouns
That vs. which
Topic sentences. (1, and 2)
MLA citations

Thesis Power Point: This is for AP writing but it could be useful if you are struggling with how to organize the intro/thesis.

Ten Commandments on Good Historical Writing

 

A       

Seminar Debrief

Rome: "Hellenistic culture in Latin dress"

Rome Map

HW: Unit Reflection

Bring your SS Binder to class Wednesday - Clearly identify 3 of your "best works"  homework assignments (10 on the homework rubric) with a post-it.

Please Purchase a 4" 3- Ring Binder to be kept in class and used as your Social Studies Writing Portfolio

          

4 5 A

Unit Assessment/Binder Check

HW: Roman Values: Cato the Elder

6 7 A

Roman Values: Cato the Elder

 

  10 11 12 13 A

Power Point: Rome from Village to Empire

PPT Notes

Roman Values Continued

 

 

 

HW:

Early Roman Republic

Text reading/qs

14
  17A

I am home sick today. Please finish the values jigsaw and use the text to answer posted qs Text reading/qs

Discuss The Early Roman Republic

Discuss Rome/US Comparison

Review for Quiz:

Citizens of Rome

Intro Essay

18 19A Merk's B-Day!

I will be at a history department workshop today

Roman Society

 

 

HW:

Roman Society

Roman Slavery, Gladiators, & the Spartacus Revolt

Reading Questions

20 21A

Students will know the political, social, and economic conditions that lead to the fall of the Roman republic

Discuss:

bulletThe Early Roman Republic
bulletRome/US Comparison
bulletRoman Society
bulletAnalyze the 12 Tables and ID Social, Political, Economic  laws intended to maintain order. Predict if the identified laws will effect citizens as the Republic expands.

HW:

ABC-Clio Username: kcrowe Password: cowboys

bulletRead the Gracchi Overview - People and complete the activity for the Gracchi (individually)

The fall of the Republic Power Points: Identify key people, places and events and know their historical significance in relation to the fall of the Republic

bulletPolitical (Carthage/Punic War)
bulletSocial/Economic

 

 

 

 

24 25A

Roman Republic Quiz

 

 

   Thanks Giving Break

Enjoy!

 

October Day A

N0VEMBER 2008 B

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Transitions
Formatting and block quotes
Passive Voice
Introducing quotes
Ambiguous Pronouns
That vs. which
Topic sentences. (1, and 2)
MLA citations

Thesis Power Point: This is for AP writing but it could be useful if you are struggling with how to organize the intro/thesis.

Ten Commandments on Good Historical Writing

 

3 4 B

Seminar Debrief

Rome: "Hellenistic culture in Latin dress"

Rome Map

HW: Unit Reflection

Bring SS Binder to class Thursday - Clearly identify 3 of your "best works"  homework assignments (10 on the homework rubric) with a post-it.

Please Purchase a 4" 3- Ring Binder to be kept in class and used as your Social Studies Writing Portfolio

5 6 B

Unit Assessment

HW: Roman Values: Cato the Elder

 

7
  10 11B 12B

Roman Values: Cato the Elder

What do these ideals reveal about Roman society? What did the Romans value and how does it compare to what the Greeks value?

 

 

HW:

Roman Values

 

13 14B

Power Point: Rome from Village to Empire

PPT Notes

 

Early Roman Republic

 

 

HW:

Roman Government

Text reading/qs

  17 18B

Discuss Roman Republic/Government

Discuss Rome/US Comparison

Review for Quiz:

Citizens of Rome

Intro Essay

19 20B

Early Roman Republic

 

 

 

HW:

Roman Society

Roman Slavery, Gladiators, & the Spartacus Revolt

Reading Questions

 

21

 

 

24B

Roman Government Quiz

Students will know the political, social, and economic conditions that lead to the fall of the Roman republic

Discuss Roman Society Docs and qs

ABC-Clio Username: kcrowe Password: cowboys

bulletRead the Gracchi Overview - People and complete the activity for the Gracchi -

 

HW:

Gracchi

The fall of the Republic Power Points: Identify key people, places and events and know their historical significance in relation to the fall of the Republic

Political (Carthage/Punic War)

Social/Economic

 

25

 

 Thanks Giving Break - Enjoy!

 

October Day B

 

 

2007

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chapter 3

Classic Greece

 

   

 

 

 

1

Prepare for Seminar: All questions presented on Athenian democracy are open for discussion

 

2

Prepare for SS

Chapter 3

Classic Greece

5 Seminar Prep

 

HW Rubric

6 Socratic Seminar: What is the true nature of democracy?

Period 6 Shadow Rubric

HW: Reflection

HW: The legacies of Plato and Aristotle: Read chapter 9 of Ancient Greece to page to 185.

Due Friday

 

7

Question to consider: To what extent was philosophy intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Socrates: From  philosopher to Greek Hero

HW: The Last Days of Socrates Listen to  Apology (29d-30c) what is  his  philosophical mission? Why is he not willing to change his ways?

Listen to Socrates' Debate with Crito, Crito (54b-54d)  Why Socrates believes it is wrong to flee?

 

8

To what extent was philosophy and  intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Focus: The teachings of Plato and Aristotle

 

9

To what extent was philosophy and  intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Focus: The Allegory of the Cave

Allegory Excerpt

HW: Illustrate the Allegory of the Cave

Consider the following:

  1. What is the only thing the prisoners can see?
  2. What is the central image mentioned in paragraph one.
  3. For the prisoners, what constitutes the truth?
  4. According to Plato, in the world of knowledge what idea "appears last of all"?
  5. Why is Homer referenced?
  6. What are the two kinds of "bewilderments of the eyes" that Plato describes? What are their two causes?
  7. Describe the process a liberated prisoner undergoes. What changes in perception take place? What happens when he goes back down to the cave?

 

Hellenistic Greece

Greek Chronology 1200-300BC

Map of Alexander's Conquest 336-323 BC

Alexander pix

 

 

12

No School

13

Discuss The Cave

HW: How is your high school experience like the cave?

 

Allegory Explained

14

Greek Theater: Question to consider: To what extent was theatrical performance and production the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

 

Lecture: Significance of theatre and  the role of the  playwright in Classic Greece

 

HW:  Antigone excerpt

 

 

View the Fire of Greece series on The Greek Tragedy

HW: Film Response

15

To what extent was war and conquest the most enduring aspect of Greek culture?

Bust of Alexander, Musei Capitolini, Roma (Italy). Photo Jona Lendering.

Alexander the Great 356-323 BC

 

 16

Assign Paper! Due 11/30

For Monday:
bullet time line (see Greek Chronology link) of military conquest (Persian Wars through Alexander the Great)
bullet Map of Alexander's Conquest 336-323 BC
bullet Alexander pix
bullet Aristotle and Alexander

 

  1. Follow Aristotle link below and above: be able to explain how Aristotle influences Alexander and why Aristotle is considered "one of the three greatest[philosophers]"

Bust of the Macedonian philosopher and scientist Aristotle. Palazzo Altemps, Roma (Italy). Photo Jona Lendering.

Aristotle (384-322 BC)

2. Text 97-104 - Hellenistic Greece to Culture Due Tuesday

3. Reading Packet -- Due Tuesday

 

Thesis Power Point: This is for AP writing but it could be useful if you are struggling with how to organize the intro/thesis.

Ten Commandments on Good Historical Writing

19 Merk's B-day!

Alexander the Great

20

Writing Workshop:

Intro/Thesis

Essay Exemplar

 

23 No School 24 No School

Happy Thanksgiving!

25 No School
Chapter 4

Writing "How to" Links:

Transitions
Formatting and block quotes
Passive Voice
Introducing quotes
Ambiguous Pronouns
That vs. which
Topic sentences. (1, and 2)
MLA citations

26Writing Workshop:

Intro/Thesis Due/support due

In Class: Transitions and Conclusion

 

27  Writing Workshop

 

 

 

28

Rough draft due - Peer Edit

 29

Paper Due

Unit Reflection

30

   ROME!!

Map Activity

HW: Roman Values: Cato the Elder Due Monday

Text reading/qs Due Wednesday

2006

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chapter 3

Classic Greece

 

    1  

Question to consider: To what extent was philosophy intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Socrates: From  philosopher to Greek Hero

HW: The Last Days of Socrates Listen to  Apology (29d-30c) what is  his  philosophical mission? Why is he not willing to change his ways?

Listen to Socrates' Debate with Crito, Crito (54b-54d) and discuss why Socrates believes it is wrong to flee

 

 

 

2

Discuss Apology and Crito -- How does Socrates emerge as the new heroic archetype?

 

Period 2: View the Fire of Greece series on The Greek Tragedy

Film Response

HW: The legacies of Plato and Aristotle: Read chapter 9 of Ancient Greece

Notes!

3

To what extent was philosophy and  intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Focus: The teachings Plato and Aristotle

 

Chapter 3

Classic Greece

6

 

7 Assign Paper

To what extent was philosophy and  intellectualism the most enduring Greek Cultural Innovation?

Focus: The Allegory of the Cave

Allegory Excerpt

Allegory Explained

8 Early Dismissal

 The Allegory of the Cave

LHS: The Cave

9 No School 10 No School
Hellenistic Greece

Greek Chronology 1200-300BC

Map of Alexander's Conquest 336-323 BC

Alexander pix

 

13  

To what extent was war and conquest the most enduring aspect of Greek culture?

bullet time line (see Greek Chronology link) of military conquest (Persian Wars through Alexander the Great)

HW: write a paragraph discussing the major consequences of Alexander’s death and determine if he was promoting the expansion of Greek Civilization or a war mongrel who craved conquest.

 

14

 

 

15 Assign Paper!
  1. LHS: The Cave
  2. To what extent was war and conquest the most enduring aspect of Greek culture?: Review time line
  3. Aristotle and Alexander

HW:

  1. Finish Reading Packet - Notes on Alexander; brainstorm ideas for essay
  2. follow Aristotle link below and above: be able to explain how Aristotle influences Alexander and why Aristotle is considered "one of the three greats[philosophers]"

Bust of the Macedonian philosopher and scientist Aristotle. Palazzo Altemps, Roma (Italy). Photo Jona Lendering.

Aristotle (384-322 BC)

 

16   

 To what extent was war and conquest the most enduring aspect of Greek culture?

Film: Alexander the Great Biography

Bust of Alexander, Musei Capitolini, Roma (Italy). Photo Jona Lendering.

Alexander the Great 356-323 BC

17   Film: Alexander the Great Biography

 

HW: Rough draft intro with thesis  statement

Pericles Exemplars

Thesis Power Point: This is for AP writing but it could be useful if you are struggling with how to organize the intro/thesis.

Ten Commandments on Good Historical Writing

20

 

21 Rewrites Due

Writing Workshop:

bullet Intro with clear thesis statement
bulletoutline of support paragraphs with clear transitional sentences
22 No School 23 No School 24 No School
Chapter 4 27Paper Due

 

28

 Unit Reflection

29

 

30 Reflection Due

Map Activity

H

Discuss Roman Values

HW: Text reading/qs