Today we spent the period working towards our World History Research paper. You have work days everyday this week with half of your note cards being due on Friday.
Today we talked about the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of European imperialism in China. We talked about the Century of Humiliation, the Opium Wars, and the subsequent rebellions that followed such as the Taiping and the Boxer Rebellion.
Then, we talked about the importance of slogans in marketing. In order to refresh ourselves on each dynasty that we've studied we started writing a single slogan for each dynasty. These slogans are due Monday.
Also, your signature sheet for the World History paper is due in class on Monday. Parts 1 and 2 (from yesterday) are due on TurnItIn.com before class on Monday.
Today we will spend some time working on our preliminary research for our World History Research Project.
Here is the document for Parts 1 and 2, which is due to TII before class on Monday.
Today we started talking about the Qing and the Ming dynasties. Then we introduced our semester two papers!
Your first few steps (linked here) are due on Monday to TII.com
Here are the other documents:
Today we spent a lot more time talking about bows and Mongol war strategy. We also finally saw John Green talk about the Mongols!
Your homework is to skim read this article. As you read, highlight (in two different colors) evidence that prove the Mongols are barbaric as well as evidence that proves that they were civilized.
Then, write a thesis statement for the following prompt:
What should be the legacy of the Mongols?
After you write your thesis, identify 3 specific pieces of evidence that would support this thesis.
Today we spent some time refreshing about Chinese dynasties and remembering everything we forgot over break! It was great.
Then we started talking about the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongols! It was thrilling.
You have no homework tonight.
Today we discussed the transition of power from the Qinto the Han! We also evaluated the dynastic cycle further and finished our documentary from Wednesday.
You have no homework, enjoy your break!
Today we talked for a bit more about the Qin dynasty and emperor Shi Huangdi. We looked at methods he used for control, discussed the dynastic cycle as a whole, and evaluated the scope of Chinese history.
Then we used this reading to answer the following questions for tomorrow:
Today we continued our evaluation of Chinese Dynasties with a visit from our old friend, Peter Weller. We watched the first half of a documentary that evaluated Chinese engineering and the dynastic cycle. As we did, we started working on this viewing guide.
The philosophical narrative that we started yesterday is due tomorrow.