Today we talked about the origins of Western political philosophy and their application in American Civics!
Your homework today is to complete the "Enlightenment Snapchat" assignment we started in class. For each of the 4 listed philosophers, draw a visual representation of their main idea. Then, justify each drawing with textual evidence and analysis.
Today we took a quiz. It was thrilling.
Your homework this weekend to to critically read the article below. Please leave at least 2 comments/questions/connections per page.
The Enlightenment in Europe
Today we spent the period reviewing for our quiz tomorrow.
Using the 5-themes of geography and specific evidence (examples), write an explanation of how geography could impact each of the 8 cultural universals
Science and Technology
The physical characteristics of a place directly impacts the development of science and technology based on available natural resources and scarcity. If a place is rich is natural resources such as coal and natural gas, societies will develop technology to harness that power. Further, if place lacks fertile soil or water, technological innovations become necessary to meet the needs of the population.
Additionally, here are the various documents you may use:
8-Traits of Culture
Guns, Germs, and Steel Viewing Guide
5-Themes of Geography
Here are the instructions for today. Please write your answers on a separate piece of paper. These responses are due Friday after your quiz.
Take a look at these personality types. Be sure and read some specific descriptions.
Take the survey.
Review your results and answer the following questions:
Yesterday we talked a little about the historical development of agriculture in order to begin our analysis of Jared Diamond's central question: How can we explain the roots of inequality in the modern world?
Today we watched the fantastic documentary, Guns, Germs, and Steel. You do not have homework tonight, but you have an open note quiz on Friday.
Here is the viewing guide
Today we talked about the 5 Themes of Geography before we started practicing the application of these themes to the 8 Traits of Culture.
You do not have any homework this weekend.
Today we talked about the 8 Traits of Culture and the impact they have on the world around us. We defined culture, discussed its universal nature, and how it manages to be involved in all that we do. We identified and evaluated the 8 Traits of Culture in order to effectively discuss the world around us.
Your homework is to apply these 8 traits to Sammamish and yourself using the attached chart.
Cultural Universals in Sammamish Chart
Today we learned an important lesson about cultural bias and ethnocentrism by completing a "fake test". We futilely arranged countries while also determining abstract value criteria.
You have no new homework, but your Maslow Narrative from yesterday is still due tomorrow.
Today we spent quite a bit of time recapping the events of September 11th, the change it created in foreign policy, and the reactive nature that followed. We looked over hate-crime data in the US since 2001, evaluated the impact September 11th had on American families, and discussed our roles as individuals when it comes to generalizations. Then we looked at Maslow's Theory some more and applied it to our own lives!
Your homework is to:
Write a narrative of your average day evaluating how you progress from the bottom of Maslow’s pyramid to the top (or as far up as you get)...
As you go, color code (or label) what enables you to progress from each step in order to identify how innovations play a role in our lives.
Maslow Reading and Response Sheet
We're spending the entire day today in the computer lab working through these instructions. Your homework tonight is to finish whatever you didn't finish in the lab.
Here are the instructions for your Tech Day