Day 30: The Byzantine Empire is Coming! (9/30/2011)

Aim: The historians of 2017 will be able to take detailed Cornell notes from a presentation on the Byzantine Empire.

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


3. Make a copy of this document. We will be using this to keep track all the history badges you've earned and which you have yet to unlock.

4. Complete your popplet and post it to your portfolio. Track Mr. Sanders as he introduces you to the Byzantine Empire. We will be watching a clip from YouTube to get us excited for our lesson on Monday.

5. Track the board as we watch CNN Student News.

Homework: Complete the event description and illustration form. The homework is on paper only.

Day 29: Quiz on the Roman Empire (9/28/2011)


Aim: The historians of 2017 will demonstrate their mastery of key concepts of the Roman Empire. In order to earn the achievement badge for each category, the students will need to answer four out of five questions correctly for each of the topics.

Technology Goal: The historians of 2017 will create a popplet account and create their first popplet summarizing the information on the Roman Empire.

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

2. Quick Question: Track me and wait for directions before you start the quick question. Today it will be done a little differently. In your opinion, what is the best way to study for a test?

3. Take your quiz on the Roman Empire (a new post will become available when its time to take the quiz).

4. Go to popplet.com and create an account using your class e-mail address and password. Track Mr. Sanders as he shows you how to create a popplet.

5. Add three or more thought bubbles to each of your Roman Empire main ideas on your popplet. Make sure you save it before loggin out.

Homework: Complete the pre-reading activity and the questions for the Byzantine empire so that you're ready for us to start our next unit tomorrow.

Quiz on the Roman Empire

Directions: Today's quiz has three parts, the founding of the Roman Empire, Roman contributions, the fall of the Roman Empire. You can earn a badge for each of the different parts.

Day 28: Virtual Gallery Walk (9/26/2011)

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to use their teammates presentations to learn about different aspects of the Roman Empire (day 2).

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one
reason.
4. There are three major social levels in the Roman Empire.
5. The Roman Empire influenced many cultures in many ways.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will be able to review and write comments in Blogger.

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


3. Make a copy of this graphic organizer (some of you already created a copy on Friday) and complete the information as you visit the history portfolios of your teammates. Make sure you leave a positive comment on each history portfolio that you visit.

To find the blogs of any teammates that didn't fill out the form yesterday, you can check here to see if they've added their blog today. Once you finish

5. Once you complete visiting the presentations of your teammates. Here are your options for academic free time:
A. Check you grades for all your classes to make sure you aren't missing any important information.
B. Review your notes on the Roman Empire for Wednesday's quiz.
D. Create an account and learn how to use Popplet. We will be using this in class on Wednesday.

Day 27: The Finishing Touches to the Presentations (9/23/2011)

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to use their teammates presentations to learn about different aspects of the Roman Empire.

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one
reason.
4. There are three major social levels in the Roman Empire.
5. The Roman Empire influenced many cultures in many ways.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will be able to review and write comments in Blogger.


2. CNN Student News and follow up discussion.

3. Track Mr. Sanders as he shows you some tricks and tips for customizing your presentation. You will have time here to finish your presentation and post it to your portfolio. Don't forget to check the presentation requirements to make sure you don't forget any important details.

4. Make a copy of this graphic organizer and complete the information as you visit the history portfolios of your teammates. Make sure you leave a positive comment on each history portfolio that you visit.

To find the blogs of any teammates that didn't fill out the form yesterday, you can check here to see if they've added their blog today.

Homework: Complete a new current event for Monday. We will have a wrap-up quiz on the Roman Empire wednesday. Make sure you review your notes on the Roman empire.

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Day 26: Getting Things Done (9/22/2011)

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to complete and publish their presentations on the Roman Empire to their history portfolio.

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one
reason.
4. There are three major social levels in the Roman Empire.
5. The Roman Empire influenced many cultures in many ways.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will be able to find the url to their history portfolio and share it with Mr. Sanders here.

1. Submit your homework


3. To Do list:
A. Complete your Roman Empire Social pyramid (list of what needs to be on it can be found here).
B. Embed your Roman Empire Social Pyramid on your History Portfolio.
C. Complete your Roman Empire presentation and embed it on your portfolio.
D. Make sure you've turned in your guest teacher packet. That will be going into the grade book this weekend!
4. Track Mr. Sanders as he goes over the tricks and tips to make your presentation amazing. Don't forget to go back to the directions for the assignment to make sure you're not leaving out any of the important parts.

Day 25: The Roman Calendar (9/21/2011)


Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one
reason.
4. There are three major social levels in the Roman Empire.
5. The Roman Empire influenced many cultures in many ways.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to evaluate their notes on the Roman Empire and create the body of the Google Presentation.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will create a Google presentation with custom backgrounds, images, text and video.


Task 3: Make a copy of this pyramid and wait for directions (some of you already did this from yesterday). Read through this website as you're waiting for us to get started. We will be using it as one of our sources to create our social pyramid.

Task 4: Track Mr. Sanders as he shows you how to use the information in your notes to create a great presentation. He will also be going over some tricks and tips within Google Presentation.

Task 5: Use this time to work on your presentation. Make sure you are looking at the requirements for how you will be graded below.

Requirements of the project and how you will be graded can be found here. Start working on your presentation. Your final presentation must be complete and added to your history portfolio at the end of class on Thursday.

Homework: Roman Empire Wrap Up. Tonight's homework is on paper only (no online version).

Day 24: Roman Empire Social Pyramid (9/20/2011)

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one
reason.
4. There are three major social levels in the Roman Empire.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be able to describe the different levels of the Roman Empire social structure.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will create a graphic of the Roman Empire social structure using Google Draw.


Task 3: Submit your work from yesterday here. This will be a counted for a participation grade on tomorrow's progress report!

Task 4: Make a copy of this pyramid and wait for directions.

Task 5: Track Mr. Sanders as he reviews the requirements for your presentation on the Roman Empire.

Requirements of the project and how you will be graded can be found here. Start working on your presentation. Your final presentation must be complete and added to your history portfolio at the end of class on Thursday.

Day 22: Creating your first presentation! (9/15/2011)

Standard 7.1.2: Discuss the geographic borders of the empire at its height and the factors that threat­ened its territorial cohesion.

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one reason.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be to synthesize information from a text and create a presentation incorporating the information they extracted about different aspects of the Roman Empire.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 create a Google Presentation that includes pictures, text, and video.


Task 3: Track Mr. Sanders as he goes over the lesson for the day. If there is enough time we will watch CNN Student News today (no promises).

Task 4: Use these new websites to dig a little deeper into your investigation topics. Find five new pieces of information or facts about your topic.


Task 5: Create a new presentation in your Google Docs. Title the presentation the topic your chose to investigate. For example, if you chose to investigate Roman Government, title your presentation "Roman Government (first name)". Mr. Sanders will show you how to start creating your presentation.

If you're done early: A look back. We're going to use this time to review the difference between architecture and engineering. Use each word in a sentence, demonstrating that you understand the difference between the two.

Homework: Complete a new current event. You must include a copy of the article! It can be cut out of an old newspaper (with your family's permission), or printed off the computer.

Day 21: Independent Investigation (9/14/2011)

Standard 7.1.2: Discuss the geographic borders of the empire at its height and the factors that threat­ened its territorial cohesion.

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one reason.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be to read a text about the Roman Empire and pull out five or more key pieces of information.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2017 will be able to embed Google Draw documents in a blogger post.

Task 3: Open your Double Bubble Map form yesterday. Track Mr. Sanders as he demonstrates how to add your portfolio post to your history portfolio. Post your double bubble mind map to your history portfolio. Add a description that describes the double bubble mind map for your visitors.

Task 4: Choose one of the topics that you're interesting in learning a little more about:

Task 5: Create a new Google document and title it: "Roman Empire Independent Investigation (first name)". Create a list of important information and/or facts from the text that you read. You should have at least 5 have at least five facts or pieces of information, written in your own words.

Task 6: A look back. We're going to use this time to review the difference between architecture and engineering. Use each word in a sentence, demonstrating that you understand the difference between the two.

Day 20: What the U.S. can learn from the Roman Empire (9/13/2011)

Standard 7.1.2: Discuss the geographic borders of the empire at its height and the factors that threat­ened its territorial cohesion.

Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire started in Rome and grew into a large empire.
3. The Roman Empire collapsed for more than one reason.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be to compare and contrast the collapse of the Roman Empire with the current problems in the United States.

Technology Learning Goal: The historians of 2016 will be able to use Google Draw to create double-bubble mind maps.


Task 3: Open your Notes on the Roman empire and track Mr. Sanders during his presentation on the geography of the Roman Empire.

Task 4: Make a copy of this double bubble mind map. Use your knowledge of the problems currently facing our country from the quick question and what you already know about problems within the Roman Empire to complete the double bubble mind map.

Task 5: Track Mr. Sanders as he demonstrates how to add your portfolio post to your history portfolio. Post your double bubble mind map to your history portfolio. Add a description that describes the double bubble mind map for your visitors.

Your history portfolio should have the following items:
  1. A background of a college
  2. Your post on Roman contributions in San Francisco
  3. Roman Empire, United States double bubble mind map with a description.

Day 19: Roman Contributions in the Western Addition (9/12/2011)


Key Points:
1. The Roman Empire lasted for hundreds of years.
2. The Roman Empire contributed to western culture in many ways
3. Roman architectural contributions can be seen around our community.

AIM: The junior historians of 2017 will be to create a portfolio post that the showcases three Roman contributions in the Western Addition of San Francisco.

Task 2: Track Mr. Sanders as he reviews the submitted late or missing work. Every time you submit an assignment late, you must complete the 'Late or Missing Work' for to receive credit.

Task 3: Go to this link and add the 'Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate' extension to your account. After installing it, open this picture of the Western Addition of San Francisco.

Task 4: Track Mr. Sanders as he introduces today's lesson, reviews the critical information of Roman contributions, and demonstrates how to do the activity.

Task 5: Complete your first history portfolio post (this portfolio post is due Wednesday). All the directions for completing the post can be found here.


Homework: For homework tonight you'll be reviewing the fall of the Roman Empire. Read this text about the Fall of the Roman Empire and complet the questions.
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