Day 14: The Beginnings of the Empire (9/1/2011)

Key Points:
1. The type of government in the Roman Empire changed.

2. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.

3. Creation myths are popular in many cultures.
4. Romulus and Remus are characters in the Roman creation myth.



Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to define creation myth and describe, in writing, the creation myth of the Roman Empire. The historians will also make connections between the creation myth of the Romans to other cultures.



Task 1: Submit your homework here. If you already submitted it online, you do not have to submit it again.



Task 2 Quick Question: How do you think empires, cities, or countries start? Think critically and creatively when answering this question.



Task 3: Track the video. As we watch the video we will be pausing and making sure we are getting the information we need. You may go back to the video on your own time after class.


Task 4: Open your notes on the Roman Empire so we can add notes for the founding of the Roman Empire.

Day 13: Fall of the Roman Empire in the West (8/31/2011)

Key Points:
1. The type of government in the Roman Empire changed.

2. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.

3. The Roman Empire fell for several reasons.



Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to describe why the Roman Empire collapsed and support their description with evidence.



Task 1: Submit your homework here. If you already submitted it online, you do not have to submit it again.



Task 2 Quick Question: These last couple years have been difficult for our country. Do you think things will get worse or better? Describe what you think will happen.



Task 3: Track the video. As we watch the video we will be pausing and making sure we are getting the information we need. You may go back to the video on your own time after class.


Task 4: Open your notes on the Roman Empire from yesterday and be ready to take notes with your teammates.

Day 12: All Roads Lead to Rome (8/30/2011)

Key Points:

1. Rome is a currently a city in the country of Italy.

2. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.

3. The Roman Empire still influences our society today.



Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to create Cornell notes from text information and use five Roman vocabulary words in a sentence.



Task 1: Submit your homework here. If you already submitted it online, you do not have to submit it again.



Task 2 Do Now: Complete this activity on words to know.



Task 3: We will finish setting up our history portfolios and changing the background image.


Task 4: In class we will read about the Legacy of the Roman Empire together.



Task 5: Make a copy of this document. We will use this to take Cornell Notes on the Roman Empire.



Homework: Read about the end of the Roman Empire in the west and complete the workbook page.

An Art Gallery Analysis


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One of my projects in my college art class is to visit art galleries and set the analysis to select a gallery and artists' work on display. I was talking about the benefits of selected works of art for all to see. As flows into the sea, east of Lewis Delaware, is a small gallery of ancient art in the left full-size marks on the reading room, "Peninsula Gallery." After parking at 520 Savannah Road and entered the shop, first find the owner and operator-friendly, Carol and Tony Boyd-Heron. Both individuals are well known in the arts and especially the clients they represent.Gallery consists of four main parts, the main gallery with works of art of the general election, a separate area of ​​the exhibition of artists and businesses two parts to build a frame and art restoration. Upon entering the gallery I was disappointed because I expect the larger company than they actually are. I felt incredibly small, but to be fair, there are some unique and interesting paintings on the walls of Delaware prominent local artists. I saw some scenes painted in acrylic port by Tara Funk Grime. His work attracted me, but the strange nature, my goal is to review the work of Frank Schoonover is scheduled to exhibit at the gallery between 02 February and 28. Unfortunately, the paintings Mr. Schoonover has not come to the gallery at the time of my arrival.Being a bit of an artist myself, I asked about the lack of a modern art galleries. In response, Mr Boyd-Heron said that customers who frequent the studio gallery is more conventional in their tastes, so that most contemporary art is often not available. Become a small gallery there is a special tool to guide one for each display significant. Instead of a central focal point, I must say that if art has great value on the other, it is likely that the person who occupies the front of the screen. This is the work first seen on entering the gallery.I followed a short walk through the main part of the gallery and turns occur in the work of Howard Eberle. I had not seen this kind all the arts. Although the composition of watercolor Mr. Eberle is generally a modest sea scenes, he produced several paintings that are very dramatic with a solid perspective and form the company. The more I looked at your artwork that I appreciate most is his style. He uses simple objects are simple in composition result in the spontaneous freshness and hinged closely with abstract style. Even Mr. Eberle refers to a particular painting style as "abstract realism". Seeing your work long gives a newfound peace for the soul.Some common characteristics of art objects, such as vane, an old rocking chair that was left, the bad weather the boat or other object is often overlooked by the artist's eyes. In art you can see an empty chair if they invited us to sit and watch the sea from the face of all types of real environments.Many of his projects a number of strong texture image features and a host of graphical effects possible as a result of the background is inspired architecture. I was very impressed with his use of light and shade of a project a sense of time in painting.Although Mr. Eberli has worked very well an art that you can choose to analyze and discuss've managed to break my only option. I will talk about watercolor is called the "Sunset Bay."This small box less than two meters by three meters, but packs great artistic power in small packages. It sits on the wall with other works of art from the collection Eberli. The data identified only by the work of art is a small card attached to the wall shows the artist's name. I was forced to carry out further research to accurately identify the work and place a special name.As with keeping with the practice of simplicity of the artist to see the white sand on the basis that the sun moves away. Horizonte is clearly shown, which shows the light color and night approached. Chair of the darkness in the foreground reveals not only the size of the image, but in contrast to the lighter shades of paint. Design aspects of the pieces fit perfectly and provide observers with a sense of closure and balance.When I saw this work first impressed me when my eyes drawn to the sun in the sky. The straight lines associated with solid stool praise we can see the sun disappearing. Horizontal and vertical lines are blended in harmony, while the artist has successfully transferred a sense of calm to the weak and the effects of dim light. This cold black shadow contrasts perfectly with the skylights seat warm tones. We can not look at this picture, not realizing what Eberli has had a lot of space on the canvas, but has a space that overlaps with the company, solid objects with exact proportions.When you look at the "Bay sunset" we realize how often we have been in a particular scene, without appreciating the impact of what we saw. They often take their own folding chairs garden, and visit the coastal towns along the coast of Delaware and sit quietly by the sea listening to the waves and seagulls in listening while watching the sun slowly goes far Beyond the Horizon. To do so, revealing a quiet life on the beach without human intervention I and Mother Nature. Actually I have to thank Mr. Eerlie bring good memories, so many of my senior year.Website for "Gallery of the peninsula" clearly laid out and easy to navigate without difficulty. In its pages you will find examples of artwork on display at the gallery and list of exhibitions to come. Assuming that the work has come to the gallery's website have proved useful planned for this trip. It is unfortunate that the site can give a better view of the explanation of art and refinement of the art in the gallery, it would be very helpful before my visit. However, the owners have done and can be expected and no problems experienced. Although exposure is not expected to present the experience was still pleasant and rewarding. I will probably visit in the future to see what is scheduled to visit the gallery and appropriate.

Day 11: Introduction to the Roman Empire (8/29/2011)



Key Points:


1. Rome is a currently a city in the country of Italy.
2. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
3. The Roman Empire still influences our society today.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to set up their history portfolio on blogger and change the background to an image of the college they want to attend.



Step 1: Submit your homework. If you already did your homework on the computer, you do not have to submit it again.


Step 2: Make a copy of this timeline and move the dots to the correct locations on the timeline for the events.


Step 3: Track the introduction to the Roman Empire Video (wait for me to show it in class, please don't start watching it now :) ).


Step 4 (finish up last weeks): Track Mr. Sanders as he demonstrates how to set up your history portfolio. We will also be looking at examples of history portfolios from past students.


Step 5: Complete your first history portfolio post.


Your posts should say "Welcome to my history portfolio! This is going to be the place where I post all my history projects. I hope you enjoy viewing my work.".


Homework: Read about 'Setting the Stage' to Europe during the Middle Ages and complete the assignment. You can do your homework online or on paper.

Day 10: Creating Your History Portfolio (8/26/2011)

Key Points:


1. Longitude and Latitude help determine geographic location.
2. We need a uniform system to describe where places are in the world.
3. Each location in the world can be described using longitude and latitude lines.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to set up their history portfolio on blogger and change the background to an image of the college they want to attend.



Step 1: Make a copy of this map and use the google draw tools to create a map using the information on your homework.


Step 3: Review Longitude and latitude homework.


Step 4: Track Mr. Sanders as he demonstrates how to set up your history portfolio. We will also be looking at examples of history portfolios from past students.


Step 5: Complete your first history portfolio post.


Your posts should say "Welcome to my history portfolio! This is going to be the place where I post all my history projects. I hope you enjoy viewing my work.".


Day 9: Longitude and Latitude (8/25/11)



Key Points:


1. Longitude and Latitude help determine geographic location.
2. We need a uniform system to describe where places are in the world.
3. Each location in the world can be described using longitude and latitude lines.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to locate historical locations using lines of longitude and latitude.



Step 1: Submit your homework. If you already completed your homework online, you do not have to submit it again.


Step 3: Track the video clip from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.


Step 4: Track Mr. Sanders as he explains how to play the Longitude and Latitude game.


After learning how to play, start playing :).


Step 5: Participate in the Summarizer activity where we play pin the Power Ranger on the Villan. This is an activity that we are going to complete together.


Homework: Complete the longitude and latitude practice homework.

Day 8: Understanding Centuries (8/24/2011)

Key Points:


1. History is broken up into centuries.
2. Each century has a name.
3. There is a system for determining the name of a century.


Objective: The historians of 2017 will be able to determine which century certain historical events happened using the year.


Task 1: Place your homework on your desk.


Task 3: Track Mr. Sanders as he shows you a clip from one of his favorite cartoons. After the clip we will start talking about historical time names.


Task 4: Create a copy of this document. We will use it to take notes today.




Day 7: Apps, Moderator, and Forms! Oh my! (8/23/2011)

Key Points:
1. Technology is a tool, not a toy.
2. We use technology tools to help us study the past.
3. Technology can help us think critically and be creative.


Objective: The historians of 2017 will be able to use common keyboard shortcuts that will make themselves more efficient when using computers.


Task 3: Track Mr. Sanders as he demonstrates how to add apps to your Google Chrome.


Once you understand how it works, add the following apps to your Google account:
  • 3DTin
  • Cloud Reader
  • Scratchpad
  • deviantArt Muro
  • TweetDeck
If you have extra time, explore 3DTin or deviantArt Muro.


Task 4: Track the BrainPop video on internet safety.


Task 5: Practice with Mr. Sanders as he goes through the different keyboard shortcuts.
  • Ctrl + (makes the window larger)
  • Ctrl - (makes the window smaller)
  • Ctrl c (to make a copy of something)
  • Ctrl v (to past what you copied)
  • Ctrl x (to cut what you selected)
Homework: Create your world map. You will be using this map in class tomorrow as a reference for your first Google drawing!

Day 6: Welcome to Chromebooks! (8/22/2011)

Key Points:

1. Technology is a tool, not a toy.
2. We use technology tools to help us study the past.
3. Technology can help us think critically and be creative.



Objective: The historians of 2017 will be able to set up a their e-mail account and add all their teachers' e-mail addresses to their contacts.


Step 1: Follow along with Mr. Sanders as he shows you the different parts to your Gmail account.




Step 2: Add the following bookmarks to your computer:
Step 3: Add all your teachers to your contacts. Follow along as Mr. Sanders demonstrates how.


E-mail Address
  • james.sanders@sfbayacademy.org
  • jason.boots@sfbayacademy.org
  • sarah.atkinson@sfbayacademy.org
  • melissa.crosby@sfbayacademy.org
Step 4: Send Mr. Sanders an e-mail. You e-mail must be written in complete sentences and say:


"Hey Mr. Sanders! My name is ________ and I am sending you an e-mail. My favorite food to eat is _________. Have a good day! (your name)."


Step 5: Discussion Question: Do you think computers will help you learn about history? Why or why not?


Homework: Complete the pre-technology survey.

Day 5: Current Events Introduction (8/19/2011)

Key Points:
1. Maps serve many purposes
2. Technology is a tool and must be handled with care.
3. Current events can help us make choices.

Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to evaluate and make connections to current events.


Task 1: Take out your homework and complete the do now.


Task 2: Track the video montage on the history of the United States "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly".


Task 3: Watch today's episode of CNN Student News.


Task 4: Participate in the discussion of CNN Student News.


Task 5: Practice entering and exiting the classroom with Chromebooks.


Homework: Create a political map of your house or a resource map of your neighborhood.


(image courtesy of paidcontent.org)

Day 4: Maps Maps Maps (8/18/2011)

Key Points:
1. Maps can serve many purposes
2. There are many different types of maps
3. Maps help us understand where history happened and what the geography was like.


Objective:

The junior historians of 2017 will be able to read and interpret resource, physical, and political maps with 80% accuracy.


Task 1: Take out your homework and complete the do now.



Task 2: Track the video of Switzerland. This will help us prepare for the virtual trip that we're going to be planning later!


Task 3: Track the BrainPop video on map skills. After the video we are going to be taking the BrainPop quiz!


Task 4: Help Mr. Sanders plan a trip to the Olympic National Forest and visit the setting of the book Twilight!


Task 5: Take your exit quiz.


Homework: Complete your map reinforcement homework.




Day 3: The Human Timeline (8/17/2011)

(Image Courtesy of the Memorial University)
Key Points:

1. Space between events on a timeline should represent the length of time between.

2. We use BCE and CE to classify events.

3. Events happened before and after the year zero.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to create a human timeline with historical events. The distance between events will represent the time between each event.


Task 1: Take out your homework and complete the do now.


Task 2: Track the video about the history of technology in education. After the video we will review the concept of 0 and how it relates to BCE and CE.


Task 3: Track Mr. Sanders as he explains the directions for the human timeline activity. Using your problem solving skills, create a human timeline in the hallway. Each of you will have an event and you need to line up chronologically. The distance between each person needs to reflect the time that passed between those two events.


Task 4: Participate in the post timeline summarizing activity.


Task 5: Complete the personal timeline activity. The directions for the assignment are on the handout.


Homework: Complete your illustrated timeline.

Day 2: Introduction to Timelines (8/16/2011)



Key Points:
1. Events happened before and after the year zero.
2. We use BCE and CE to classify events.
3. Historical events can be organized chronologically.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to label and place historical events and periods of time on a timeline demonstrating their understanding of the year zero.


Talk 1 Do Now: Students place their homework on their desk and complete the Do Now activity on their boardsheet.




Task 3: The students will be introduced to the concept of zero and how it relates to history.


Task 4: The students will complete an activity where we place historical events on a timeline in the front of the room.


Task 5: The students will complet a personal timeline where they use their birth as the year zero. They will convert the dates of the historical events to the number of years before or after their birth.


Homework: Complete your timeline homework where you put events on a timeline and draw pictures representing three or more of the events.

Day 1: Welcome to History with Sanders! (8/15/2011)



Key Points:


1. History is important to every profession.
2. We will use technology as a tool to study history.
3. We get better through our mistakes.


Objective: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to explain why history is important to every profession.


1. Students will find their new seats and learn the basic routines and procedures around entering the classroom and getting started.


2. Students will track Mr. Sanders as he uses a Prezi to tell an abridged version of his life story.


3. Activity where we learn about how history is important to every profession. When they are finished with the activity they complete a "one word" summary activity. (Video to introduce activity)


4. Students complete a short technology survey.


5. Students will complete a "3-2-1" summary for the day's lesson.






Miami Art Museum Starts Vertical Construction -- New Times -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog


Miami Art Museum Starts Vertical Construction at Museum Park

From the Article at Miami New Times Blog;

The new MAM is being designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the same Swiss firm that created the "house of cards" parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, often cited for its architectural bravado.


Their design plan for the museum includes a library, an auditorium, classrooms, art and digital media workshop spaces, and a café. The entire structure will sit on an elevated platform and below a canopy, both of which will extend far beyond the museum's walls, creating a shaded veranda and plazas.

They promise lots of natural light and views of the surrounding park and bay as well as innovative landscape integration that melds the tropical park and modernist building. In a crafty design trick, the main gallery level will appear to float between other transparent levels.

The high-concept design makes even us here at New Times, Miami's resident skeptics and cranks, feel inspired. With the foundation now in place, the construction team will begin going vertical, and frankly, 2013 can't get here soon enough.


This has been a long time coming and there were times we never thought the ground breaking would take place.  Two things that will tell if this cultural facility will become like all the others in Miami or will this be the beginning of a new era of responsible construction. The first sign will be if the project is finished by its due date and the other more important sign to the public will be if they can complete the project without huge cost overruns.  Too many times the public has been promised something only to be saddled later with an enormous unexpected bill.  If the local governments want to use public dollars for these new cultural facilities in South Florida they must be able to show responsibility going forward or else the public will forever be turned off to new projects. GL
Link to Article at Miami New TimesMiami Art Museum website

Saturday, August 27 - Wine/Beer Tasting and Art Auction - Dali Museum - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog



The Birth of Liquid Desires
Presented by The Zodiac Group
Formerly called Z-Grapes, this annual tasting and art auction is the Zodiac Group's largest fundraiser. Experience The New Dali indoors and out! Featuring tapas by Ceviche, tastings of fine Spanish wines and craft beers, live music and more.

Prices range from $50.00 to $75.00
Saturday, August 27
7:00 to 10:00 pm

Tickets are all-inclusive.
Additional details at Dali Museum website

Looks like a great event at one of my favorite museums in the Country!  GL

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