Mr. Buker was gone yesterday, but fortunately we had the knowledge and prowess of Mr. Berner to get us through the day!
We started by watching The Columbian Exchange from Crash Course (linked below).
After that, we used this reading to answer these 10 questions on the Columbian Exchange.
Today, we debrief the reading and finish Guns, Germs, and Steel. You Have no homework! Have a great break!
Today we had the upmost pleasure of watching Episode 2 of Guns, Germs, and Steel with our friend and hero Jared Diamond. We'll be finishing this video on Wednesday, but I've linked it below just in case.
Today we condensed all of our knowledge of the Inca into a letter to Francisco Pizarro, which is due Monday.
Here is the assignment form
Today we talked about the Age of Exploration in Europe as well as the fall of the Aztec Empire. We looked at Cortez, La Malinche, and the impact language played on this collapse.
Your homework is to read this short reading and answer the following questions:
What advantages did Cortes have?
What advantages did the Aztecs have?
Write a 5-step set of instructions for how Cortes conquered the Aztecs
Today we talked in-depth about the Inca Empire and their phenomenal ability to adapt to geographic disadvantages. We also looked at their human sacrifice practices, compared their religions, and talked about llamas...
You have no homework tonight!
Using what you know about the Inca...
Create a product to sell 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, justification (why would this sell?), and slogan
Your ad needs to demonstrate an understanding of the society.
Today we continued our exploration of the Aztec with a detailed conversation about their religion, sacrifices, military power, and government!
You have no homework!
Today we talked about the Aztec capital city, Tenochtitlan! We read an excerpt from Cortes' diary, and drew our imagination of the city!
Today we finished our brief foray into Mayan History! We discussed possible explanations for their collapse, evaluated our theories, and began building our own theories of the Mayan Collapse.
To do this, we completed this graphic organizer using this reading.
Make sure to include specific evidence from the reading in the first column!