Monday, June 2, 2014

-Karma Comic of your myth is due Wednesday.


Friday, May 30, 2014

-Complete 1st page of your Myth Tracker -- Due Monday


Thursday, May 29, 2014

-Complete Notes on Polynesia -- Due Tomorrow


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

-Complete Notes on Melanesia and Micronesia -- Due Tomorrow


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

-Oceania Map due Wednesday

-Complete Notes on Melanesia and Micronesia by Thursday


Friday, May 23, 2014

-No HW...We are working on the Oceania Map...


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

-Quiz Tomorrow - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Study Guide

Notes and Materials


Monday, May 19, 2014

-Quiz on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Study Guide

Notes and Materials


Friday, May 16, 2014

-Quiz on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Covering India, Pakistan, Kashmir


Thursday, May 15, 2014

-Complete Jr. Scholastic Reading on India. List 10 facts and answer the map questions.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

-Complete the reading on your assigned caste. Make sure you complete the grid on the back of the worksheet.

-Caste Readings


Monday, May 12, 2014

-DBQs are FINISHED! (If you did not finish your DBQ, please see me before school or during your 4th period study Tuesday or Wednesday.)
-INDIA Map Due Wednesday (Word Version - PDF Version)


If you use the Word version of the map, you can save the finalized file as a PDF and email it to me or print the PDF. The MS word verision will likely be very large.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

All students are taking a DBQ on Kiribati. The video used in class today is posted below:

ABC - 2007 - Kiribati


ABC US News | ABC Business News



Thursday, May 1, 2014

All Periods: Read and take Cornell Notes for India's History and People, pp. 474-476.

Make sure you add caste and reincarnations as important vocabulary words. Due Monday.


Monday, April 28, 2014

All Periods: Newsela Articles - Should have been completed by today!!!

Here is your study guide.

Quizzes: Due to SBAC Schedules, I'm postponing the Quiz until Thursday, May 1st, for all periods. I will hold a review session Tuesday morning. Please make sure you study!!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

All Periods: Newsela Articles - Read the three articles added to your Newsela account. Take the two quizzes. Due Monday.

Here is your study guide.

Complete: TOCs 17 (Self-Criticism) and 18 (Paint and Meds)

--Per 2: Due Friday (I will distribute the TOCs to you tomorrow.)

--Per 3: Due Thursday

--Per 7: Due Friday

--Per 8: Due Thursday


Quiz on China will be on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week depending on the schedule.



Friday, April 11, 2014

No HW over break. If you get bored, check out the Newsela articles posted online.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

No HW...There are three extra articles on Newsela. They will be assigned after break. You can take them now.

If you have not registered, please do so.

Register for Newsela:

Period 3 Class Code: HYSTP
Period 2 Class Code: OJVVS
Period 7 Class Code: CMCBT
Period 8 Class Code: QXJYW


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In class work: Nova Video: World in Balance: China Revs

HW: Newsela Article on China and Farms.

Register for Newsela:

Period 3 Class Code: HYSTP
Period 2 Class Code: OJVVS
Period 7 Class Code: CMCBT
Period 8 Class Code: QXJYW



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Complete the reading on China's Special Economic Zones and answer the questions. (Reading and Questions)


Monday, April 7, 2014

Read your assigned policy. Find the following:

1. When did the policy start and end?

2. What was the goal of the policy?

3. What was the outcome of the policy?

4. Place the event on the China Population Graph.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Complete the Darien Population Chart. You were either given the data for 2000 or 2010 in class.

Download: Population Chart WS, Darien 2000 Census, Darien 2010 Census


Wednesday 26, 2014

China Map is due on Monday. Here is the map for editing in Word on a computer. Here are the directions.


Tuesday 25, 2014

Quiz Tomorrow.

China Map is due on Monday. Here is the map for editing in Word on a computer. Here are the directions.


Monday 24, 2014

Study Materials due tomorrow.

Make sure you know the following terms that were not on the Study Guide, but relate to what was recently covered: homelands, Afrikkans, Afrikaners, Boers

Here is the study guide.


Friday 21, 2014

Quiz on Wednesday covering Colonization, Decolonization, Rwanda, S. Africa.

Here is the study guide.


Tuesday 18, 2014

Read, "South Africa's History and People," page 439-441. Answer question guide.

Rwanda Classwork.


Monday 17, 2014

HW: Actively read the following sections about Rwanda: (Here is the reading.)

"All Rwandan's Are Affected"

"Lesson One: Unity is Our Strenght"

"Lesson Two: Crimes Against Humanity"


Feel free to read more. We will address some of the points from the story tomorrow. We will also answer the following question, "How did European decolonization lead to the Rwandan genocide in 1994?"



Friday 14, 2014

HW: Complete the Reflections WS on, The Man Who Shared His Hut, by Jomo Kenyatta.

Information on the Berlin Conf. of 1884-85 can be found here.

Cool Kid Video on Colonization and brief reason/outcome of Berlin Conf.: http://youtu.be/PvpDuNIBTKc


Thursday 13, 2014

If you were absent or had to leave for a music lesson, please make sure you watch the following video for the Smarter Balance Assessment:



Wednesday 12, 2014

We began the allegorical story, "The Man Who Shared His Hut." Make sure you know what the Hut, Jungle, Jungle Law, and Animals represent. We will finish it on Friday.



Tuesday 11, 2014



Monday 10, 2014

What do the differing perspectives between Stanley and Mojimba reveal about African-European relations?


What problems do you see with both sources?


Wednesday-Friday, March 5-7, 2014

No HW.

In class we reviewed the readings from Mon. and Tues. and compared the sources and points of view. On Friday we prepared sides for debating and started the first round. You may want to find out more about Mojimba and Stanley as you attempt to discredit them.


Inspiration Maps (Requires iPad app or Computer Software): Stanley --- Mojimba


Tuesday - March 4, 2014

Complete the 2nd reading and answer the following two questions:

1. How does Chief Mojimba explain why he and his men were going to Stanley?


2. What do the differences between Stanley and the Basoko account of the events tell us about the relationship between Europeans and Africans?


Monday - March 3, 2014

Complete the 1st reading reading and answer the following two questions:

1. How does Stanley View the Africans?


2. What does Stanley believe the Basoko are trying to do to him?


Friday - Feb 28, 2014

Complete the Online School Climate Survey. (Students only.)


The survey is required for the school district. No grade is assigned to the completion of the survey. The survey can also be found on the Middlesex School Webpage.


Thursday - Feb 27, 2014

Complete reading of, “The Scramble for Africa.” Complete Notes using the Cornell Note Taking method learned during the beginning of the year. (Documents from Tuesday and Wednesday.)


Wednesday - Feb 26, 2014

Complete reading of, “Trading with Europe,” up to, “The Scramble for Africa.” Complete Notes using the Cornell Note Taking method learned during the beginning of the year. (Documents from Tuesday and Wednesday.)


Remember, read a little of the paragraph and ask yourself what the MI is; you should find at least two supporting details per paragraph.



Tuesday - Feb 25, 2014

Complete Colonization of Africa Map...front only. Try to find out which countries did not get colonized.


Monday - Feb 24, 2014

Get quiz signed and return tomorrow.


Monday - Feb 10, 2014

We are working on the DBQ in class. If you were absent, please see me before school and/or during your 4th period study.


Friday - Feb 7, 2014

Take Home Quiz. - Note: Mid-Term DBQ Mon-Wed of next week. You cannot study for the DBQ.

Thursday - Feb 6, 2014

No HW. Here are some of the projects submitted.

  • Gameboard
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Tuesday - Feb 4, 2014

Create a Game Board based off of the Slave Trade, Ventrue Smith, or the other material that we have covered thus far about Africa and the Slave Trade. The gameboard can be of any design you want. Make sure you have questions that relate to the content we covered. Due Thursday.


Here are the completed Slave Notes if you need them.


Monday - Feb 3, 2014

Snow Day


Friday - Jan. 31, 2014

No HW -- Enjoy the Play over the weekend. We will continue looking at the Slave Trade, then Colonization, and the impact both had on Africa next week.


Thursday - Jan. 30, 2014

No HW -- Enjoy the Play!


Wednesday - Jan. 29, 2014

Complete Venture Smith Reading - Questions


Monday - Jan. 27, 2014

Complete Ocean Currents Map.


Friday - Jan. 24, 2014



Thursday - Jan. 23, 2014

Do you best to complete TOC 15, Africa Climate Zones. You need to determine what is geographic conditions are affecting the climate zones.



Tuesday - Jan. 21, 2014

Complete Africa Climate Notes (Don't worry about labeling the Hamburger. We will do that in class.)

Air Current Notes Completed from class.



Monday - Jan. 20, 2014



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Thursday - Jan. 16, 2014



Wednesday - Jan. 15, 2014

Take Notes on page 53-54, "The Sun and Climate."

Focus on the following:

1. How does the sun warm the earth?

2. What is important about the tropics?

3. What are the latitudes for the tropics and Arctic and Antarctic Circles?


Tuesday - Jan. 14, 2014

Quiz on Wednesday - Unfortunately, the quiz will have to be a paper quiz. I had difficulty finalizing the quiz on the server and time was running out...just as the flu is spread through my family. Sorry. It will be pencils and maps tomorrow!


Monday - Jan. 13, 2014

Study Guide - Lat and Long

Antarctica Lat and Long (Azimuthal Projection)

Quiz on Wednesday


Friday - Jan. 10, 2014

Complete the lat and long on Australia.

In class we completed lat and long of Africa.

Quiz Wednesday - Lat and Long


Thursdagy - Jan. 9, 2014

Complete Forestland - Lat and Long WS. We went to the Imaxx to watch a film about the Serengeti.



Wednesday - Jan. 8, 2014

Complete Forestland - Lat and Long WS.

If you were absent, here are the notes from the past two days.


Tuesday - Jan. 7, 2014!!!

Map Due Wednesday.


Monday - Jan. 6, 2014!!!

Map Due Wednesday. Also, get quiz signed! Students who scored below a 70% need to see me to review and learn the content by Wednesday.


Thursday - Jan. 2, 2014!!!

Work on the Africa Map. For those of you who were absent, you can download the map and work on it at home using a computer or print it. You need the directions and the map (Word format / PDF format). Map Due Tuesday.


If you have difficulty writing on the map, try using the Word Format on a PC, adding textboxes and copying the names from the direction sheet to the map. I can print the map on 11x17 when you finish so long as you bring it on a flash drive.

Thursday - Dec. 19

No HW - Abs. Students, please make sure you check the work for the days you were absent. It is important that you have the two articles and their summaries completed.


Wednesday - Dec. 18

Complete the Summary for Stop The Traffik - Ferrerro's Commitment

Article Summary Sheet (Some students wanted a more space to list the details, so extended it on to the other page. Article Summary Sheet - 2 Pages)

Article 2 - Ferrerro's Commitment


Monday - Dec. 16

Read the article from Stop The Traffik. Then, list all of the details you think are important in supporting the main idea. (Remember, the Main Idea will be hinted at by the title.)

Article Summary Sheet (Some students wanted a more space to list the details, so extended it on to the other page. Article Summary Sheet - 2 Pages)

Article 2 - Ferrerro's Commitment


Friday - Dec. 13

All Periods: Complete the Article Summary Sheet. You need to have the details listed on the left. Then, write the summary using transition words.

Article Summary Sheet

Article 1 on Tainted Chocolate

Transition Words (According to...,etc.)


Thursday - Dec. 12

Periods 7 & 8 Only...complete the left hand side of the Article Summary Sheet.

Article Summary Sheet

Article 1 on Tainted Chocolate


Wednesday - Dec. 11

Complete online Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G2GRQHF


Monday - Dec. 9

Quiz on Wednesday.
Study Guide

WS on Palestianian and Israeli Conflict


Thur & Friday - Dec. 5 & 6

Study Materials Due Monday, Dec. 9. Quiz Wed.
Study Guide

WS on Palestianian and Israeli Conflict


Tuesday - Dec. 3

Complete news article and answer questions, "Seeing the Funny Side of Islamic Law, and Not Seeing It."


Monday - Dec. 2

Complete reading and answer questions about Nomads. This is a worksheet that builds off of the class work.


Wednesday - Nov. 20

Complete your paragraphs for both perspectives. Make sure you are using ideas from the text. Below are the links to the padlets.

Women's Rights: http://padlet.com/embed/8quuoyl960

Democrative Values: http://padlet.com/embed/9a0f7gyrec

Water Issues: http://padlet.com/embed/4zhq8azjc8

Acculturation: http://padlet.com/embed/9e2wkdv6me

Settlements: http://padlet.com/embed/wtpc8iohnv

Immigration: http://padlet.com/embed/b05rx9tuqk

Nuclear Iran: http://padlet.com/embed/3dvq6vdoeq

Kurdistan: http://padlet.com/embed/p38y57g97a

Awesome Tools

Diigo is an annotation browser tool.  It can be used with Google Chrome and there is an iPad app.  Such tools are useful for research and similar abilities will be used on upcoming high risk state tests.  Check it out when you get a chance! https://www.diigo.com/

Current Unit

The Orange Team Students will be exploring Africa through December and January.  Keep up on those current events!