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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everyone

Yesterday at lunch a few teachers, myself included, completed the #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE.

It's pretty cold. If you happen to have a video of the recording (BLAKE) let me have access to it on YouTube or some other form social media.

























If you've been challenged by someone you know (or someone you don't) I encourage you to get involved and take on the challenge... 
Modern World History

On Thursday we are going to meet in room 520 to work on our personal history essays. We had to ditch last week's effort because the computers were not working properly. So, on Thursday, don't meet in 639, or you'll be all alone. 
Quick-write #11:



Objectives:
  • Analyze the actions of groups and individuals and groups in the absence of leadership.
  • Reflect on your actions during yesterday's class activity.
  • Review the location of major landmasses and oceans of the world.

    Quick-write #8:



    Objectives:
    • Analyze the spread of Agriculture from 10,000 BCE to 600 BCE.
    • Analyze the development of early civilizations from approximately 3,000 BCE to 600 BCE.
    • Write a thesis statement and two direct comparisons for a given prompt.
    • Compare the impact of the environment on Early River Valley Civilizations.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Everyone

    Yesterday our administrators completed the #ALSicebucketchallenge. It was a spectacle, for sure. See the video here. So, I think it's all going down today at lunch, but I'm not 100% sure. I just know I'm bringing a change of clothes, just in case things get real.

    Other schools in our district are doing the ICE Bucket Challenge as well. You should consider doing it, to help raise money and raise awareness for for ALS. Some people very close to our school have lost family members and friends to the disease.

    Hang around the practice field at lunch to see me (possibly) get doused with some ice water.

    Modern World History

    On Thursday we are going to meet in room 520 to work on our personal history essays. We had to ditch last week's effort because the computers were not working properly. So, on Thursday, don't meet in 639, or you'll be all alone. 
    Quick-write:



    Objectives:
    • Analyze the actions of groups and individuals and groups in the absence of leadership.

      Quick-write:

      No quick-write today- Get into groups for Doing World History

      Objectives:
      • Analyze the spread of Agriculture from 10,000 BCE to 600 BCE.
      • Analyze the development of early civilizations from approximately 3,000 BCE to 600 BCE.








      Saturday, August 23, 2014

      Friday, August 22, 2014

      Everyone

      We have a rally today. Welcome back, everyone.

      Also, you need to be sure to get in your syllabus signature and your "What's in a Syllabus?" sheet.

      AP, videos for next week's notes are below.... watch them. Get your mind right, yo.

      Modern World History

      Quick-write:
      None


      Objectives:
      • Identify claim, counterclaim, and supporting evidence in a paragraph.
      • Write a complete correct topic sentence, 2 evidence and commentary sentences, and 1 counterclaim evidence and commentary sentence.

        AP World History

        Quick-write:

        No quick-write today

        Objectives:
        • Summarize he SPICE categories in 140 characters or less.






        Thursday, August 21, 2014

        Thursday, August 21, 2014

        Everyone

        Late today... oh well. Take your quiz, do your notes. See you tomorrow.
        Modern World History
        Objectives:
        • Identify claim, counterclaim, and supporting evidence in a paragraph.

          AP World History

          Quick-write #:

          No quick-write today

          Objectives:
          • Understand the format and reason for a direct comparison.
          • Explain the causes, effects, and major changed and continuities associated with the spreading of the human population round the globe until 10,000BCE.

          Wednesday, August 20, 2014

          APRQ Ch. 2- Due Sunday, August 24, 2014 by Midnight

          So, once again, we're here. Time to watch a video and take a quiz. Get ready to write a little bit too.

          CLICK HERE to take the quiz. However I suggest you watch this video first.

          Yes, I know it's the same one as last week. No, I'm not dumb. Yes, I want you to watch it again.

          Sincerely,
          Markstone

          Wednesday, August 20, 2014

          Everyone

          Dear WiFi,

          It's 2014. You should work seamlessly. Businesses should have you. Schools should use you, and shops offices all over the world should proudly give patrons access to you, for free. 

          We already have a Tooth Fairy, an Easter Bunny, and Santa Clause. Can we get a WiFi Fairy? They could come during the middle of the night and fix access issues all over. I'd even sleep with a router under my pillow if that's what it took. I'm just sick of trying to work in buildings where the WiFi doesn't. WiFi, I need you. I don't want to run 8 computers on my phone's WiFi because a building/company doesn't have adequate WiFi to support "that many" computers running basic web browsers...  

          On that note, below is a video I would like you all to watch. It's by a man named David Christian. He's a historian from Australia, and the co-author of a fascinating course called Big History. Here he gives a TED Talk on the history of the world... in 18 minutes. Get your pop corn and cover your room in plastic, Dexter style. Your mind is going to blow...okay, maybe not, but it's pretty interesting.
          Modern World History

          Quick-write #7:

          Objectives:
          • Write a complete, correct topic sentence, including a valid a claim and counter claim.
          • Use evidence to substantiate your claim.
          • Write an evidence and commentary sentence for your claim and counterclaim.

            AP World History

            Quick-write #6:


            Objectives:
            • Understand the required elements of a thesis statement.
            • Explain the causes, effects, and major changed and continuities associated with the spreading of the human population round the globe until 10,000BCE.
            • Explain the SPICE categories in 140 characters or less.

            Tuesday, August 19, 2014

            Tuesday, August 19, 2014

            Everyone

            So, it's Tuesday. This is the first day it's been hard to wake-up. #thestruggle is real. Today we are going to focus on writing in all three classes. We have some work to do on topic sentences and thesis statements. Get ready to write.

            On a completely unrelated note, I agreed to do some ridiculous 30 day "plank challenge" with my wife... I'm expected to plank for 5 minutes at the end end of 30 days... 5 minutes! That's just ridiculous. It's day 9 and I want to choke someone.

            Modern World History

            Quick-write #6:

            Objectives:
            • Define "Continent"
            • Write a complete, correct topic sentence, including a valid a claim and counter claim.
            • Use evidence to substantiate your claim.

              AP World History

              Quick-write #5:


              Objectives:
              • Understand the required elements of a thesis statement.
              • Explain the causes, effects, and major changed and continuities associated with the spreading of the human population round the globe until 10,000BCE.