Monday, March 25, 2013
You MAY use highlighters or pens during the MCAS, so bring some if you like to mark up passages as you read them. You will be given a pencil, but you should bring your own #2 pencil, as it never hurts to have extra pencils during an exam.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are just about done with section one at this point. For those of you blogging, you should be working on entries about the geography of Greece, the isolation that led to city-states, and the access to the sea which led to trade and colonization.
The origins of Greek civilization are also important here, as the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations provide the foundations of early Greek culture and are windows into the earliest days of Greek civilization.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The first deadline has passed-you all have a topic and it's time to do some research. The next deadline is next Monday, March 18. You will need to present your research materials in class, and we'll get a better idea of what you have as we'll as what you still need for your paper.You can always move FASTER than the pace that I've outlined in the directions but don't fall behind. If you keep up with the timelines that I've set, you should be able to submit a complete your project on time.
Remember, books are a good resource (imagine that), so go to the library or a bookstore, or check out some online bookstores to find some books on your topic. The Internet is a great resource, but the volume of information can be overwhelming! Don't trust everything that you read-confirm your information in more than one place. If you find conflicting information, check another source. We are dealing with ancient times, so experts might disagree about things. You may very well end up sharing more than one opinion on a subject. If this confuses you, talk to me and we'll figure out how to word things in your paper.
We will try to go to the computer lab during our double periods, but don't expect that to be enough time to complete your project. Think of it as extra time to work, but the majority of your work should be done at home.