Today was a review day for our exam tomorrow.
Here is the Kahoot link if you want to go back through it:
Your study guide is also posted below.
Today we talked about logos, ethos, and pathos. We looked at how they enable persuasion, saw some examples of each, and watched a really sad Thai commercial.
Your homework is to prepare for a review period tomorrow.
Today talked about syncretism. We looked at multiple examples including Mestizos, Slamball, TacoBell, Voodoo, and Dia de los Muertos. Then we talked about the encomienda system. We looked at how the Spanish Crown determined that 1/5 of all precious metals in the America's belonged to them before looking at the Caste System that was established.
Your homework is to read the attached article and answer the embedded questions. You also have a test Thursday.
Today we talked about the Columbian Exchange. We looked at how it worked, discussed outcomes, and debated whether or not its effect was positive or negative on the World as a whole.
We also had a thesis throwdown during which we competed with our peers to write the strongest thesis statements possible.
You have no homework over break, but I've attached the study guide for your test next Wednesday. It is closed note, but you can use a 3x5 inch note card.
Today and yesterday we watched Guns, Germs, and Steel featuring the incomparable Jared Diamond. We filled out a viewing guide while we watched it.
Then we used our time in class to start working on tonight's homework, which is the attached reading and question sheet.
Today we talked about the story of Hernan Cortes. We saw how Cortes came to the New World in 1519, met the Aztecs, and took over their empire by 1521. We looked at his advantages including:
Then, we wrote thesis driven letters to Pizarro giving him some advice on how the Spanish Empire could come to dominate the Inca. Your homework this weekend is to finish the letter started in class. I've attached the template below.
Today we talked about the Age of Exploration. We looked at motivations and means of exploration, as well as changes that took place at the start of the 15th century.
Your homework is to finish your explorer worksheet. I've attached the reading needed as well!
Today we practiced our marketing skills (and demonstrated understanding of Latin America) by creating products to market to a Latin American civilizations.
Your advertisement is due tomorrow:
Using what you know about any of the 3 Mesoamerican Societies, develop a product you market to them.
What do they value?
What do they need?
What would make their lives easier?
For your product, create an advertisement with a drawing, written advert, product name, and slogan
Your advertisement needs to demonstrate an understanding of the society you select.
Today we talked about the Inca! We looked at how the Inca unified their empire, Incan geography, and watched a clip for The Emperor's New Groove. We discussed the purpose of public school, quecha, quipu, and chunos. We also talked about llamas and their purpose (or lack thereof)...
You don't have homework today.
Today we had a positive, constructive conversation about the election last week. We looked at local initiatives, the Senates, as well as exit-poll data and statistics!
Your homework is to read the attached chapter and answer the attached questions.