Rodrigo Cohen's post. 9/17/10

What we did today.
-Collected Vocab that was assigned on Monday.
-We talked about Howard Spodek.
-Took the quiz's, "Which Founding Father Are You?" and "What's Your Constitution IQ?" because today is Constitution Day.
-Read a handout about Ghana.
-Filled out a chart about Ghana's Government.


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Howard Spodek

Homework
-Finish reading assignment #3 "What were the lasting legacies of Polynesian and Malaysian Trade?" Pg. 400-408.
Due Monday.


Article
Constitution Day Article
http://njtoday.net/2010/09/17/constitution-day-celebrate-the-bill-of-rights/


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Rodrigo Cohen's post 9/20/10

What we did today.
-Listened to a podcast about African Trade by a Stanford professor.
-Professor talked about camels, what was carried by the camels, and African kingdoms.
-Looked at the chart on Ghana that we did on Friday.
-Looked at a chart about African kingdoms and wrote down 5 questions.

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Link to the African Trade podcast.
http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/itunes.stanford.edu-dz.4393698471.04393698473 OR
Chapter 12 Africa/Islamic Trade Podcast Review Resource

HW
-Reading assignment #5 Pg. 415-421 1 1/2 notes of pages on the Mongols and their global impact. Compare and contrast the "Pax Romana" with the "Pax Mongolica".
-Notes due Friday.


Rodrigo Cohen's post 9/21/10

What we did today.
-Mr. Johns finished grading the summer moodle posts. Grades in parent portal.
-Took a look at African Kingdoms chart.
-Talked about why Ghana, Mali, and Songhai emerged in the same area.
-Looked at reading assignment #2 which is a chart about African and American trade.
-Talked about similarities and differences in African and American trade.
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HW
-Reading assignment #4 Due tomorrow.Pg 405-414 Describe the peak of Chinese global trade. What was unique about the Chinese regulation of trade under the Ming?
-Reading assignment #5 Due Friday. Pg 415-421. 3/4- 1 1/2 pages of notes on the Mongols and their global impact. Compare and contrast the "pax Romana" with the "pax Mongolica.

Matisse Dang's Post 9/22/10
What we did today.
-Read and discussed articles in the Intelligencer Journal.
Article Names: Is sharia law the new 'red menace'? and Drug-testing exemption sought
-Looked at and discussed Spodek's Outline for Asian Trade (Page 402-414)


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A Polynesian Jong or Junk




Article: Is sharia law the new 'red menace'?
-http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/20/AR2010092004257.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

Homework
-Reading Assignment #5 Due Friday. Page 415-421, .75-1.5 pages of notes on the Mongols and their global impact. Compare and contrast the "Pax Romana" with the "Pax Mongolica".


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Matisse Dang's Post 2/23/10

What we did today.
-Looked at and discussed Spodek's Outline for Asian Trade (Page 402-414) again.
-Went to Wayfinders and read links and played the game.
-Discussed the Jong or Junk through a picture.



Link to the Wayfinders Website:
-http://www.pbs.org/wayfinders/index.htm

Homework:
-Reading Assignment #5 Due Friday. Page 415-421, .75-1.5 pages of notes on the Mongols and their global impact. Compare and contrast the "Pax Romana" with the "Pax Mongolica".


Matisse Dang's Post 2/24/10

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-Looked at the Chapter 12 Free Response questions.
-Went over how to write an Essay.
-Went over the breakdown of grading.
-Completed the China Retreats From the World Worksheet


Homework
-Begin Reviewing for the Essay Wednesday





Matthew DePanfilis Post 9/27/10
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What we did today.
- Listened to an audio clip describing Zhang-He's fleet.
- Went over the Chapter 12 Vocabulary.
- Continued to work on the "China Retreats From the World" paper.

Homework
-Prepare for the Essay Wednesday.
-Finish the "China Retreats From the World" paper.








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What we did today.
-Mr.Johns collected the "China Retreats from the World" paper.
-Discussed different responses from the "China Retreats From the World" paper.

Homework
-Prepare for the Essay Friday (Essay changed from Wed. to Fri.)











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Matthew DePanfilis Post 9/29/10

What we did today.
-Went to the Library.
-Received a Mongol packet that we discussed about.
-Each group gave comments abut a certain section in the Mongol packet.

Homework
-Prepare for the Essay Friday.







Matthew DePanfilis post 9/30/10

What we did today.
-Watched a short clip about the Mongols.
-Finished discussing responses from the "China Retreats From the World" paper.
-Received the Chapter 13 vocab.

Homework
-Prepare for the Essay tomorrow. (Go to room 176 Friday)
-Chapter 13 vocab. due 10/7.
-Read pages 430-437 for 10/5. Take 1 to 1.5 pages of notes in your own form of note taking.
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Elissa Dommel's post-10/6/10

What we did today:
-Watched a video about the Vikings and participated in a live online discussion about the video.

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A Viking Ship


Homework:
-Chapter 13 vocab is due tomorrow (Thursday).
-Reading Assignment #2 is due Friday - Take 1-1.5 pages of notes on pages 430-437 using a note method of your choice.


Elissa Dommel's post-10/7/10

What we did today:
-Mr. Johns collected our Chapter 13 vocab.
-Based on what we saw in the video yesterday, we added information to Spodek's Chapter 13 outline.
-We looked at a Smithsonian Magazine article about the Vikings article at our tables and discussed what we read as a class. Link to article
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A Viking

Homework:
-Reading Assignment #2 is due tomorrow (Friday) - Take 1-1.5 pages of notes on pages 430-437 using a note method of your choice.


Elissa Dommel's-post 10/8/10

What we did today:
-We discussed Aristotelian Logic and why Aristotle was considered dangerous.
-Each of our tables got assigned a different section of the reading from last night, and wrote 3-4 bullet points of what were the most important pieces of information from that section. We plan on sharing what we found on Monday.
-Mr. Johns checked our notes we took from Reading Assignment #2.

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Aristotle


Homework:
-Reading Assignment #3 is due Monday-10/11 - Read pages 438-442 and make 3 lists: 5 artists and a work for each, 3 technological advancements, and 1 Church Reform.