Today we talked about the Zhou and the Shang dynasties! Then we introduced the basic ideas behind philosophies that emerged during the Warring States Period in Ancient China.
Your homework (due Thursday) is to:
Today we introduced our China unit! We talked about the Xia Dynasty and began looking at major aspects of Chinese geography.
Your homework is to complete this reading guide and reading about ancient China.
Today we finished our journey through Hotel Rwanda. We finished the film, discussed some major themes, and then spent a bit of time reviewing for tomorrow's test.
Your viewing guide is due tomorrow. You also have a unit exam!
Today we continued Hotel Rwanda. It was intense.
There is a test on Friday. We have a review session tomorrow at 9am and afterschool in room 2216/2218!
Yesterday we built a definition of genocide as a group. Today we expanded that definition by evaluating the Rwandan genocide and the 8-Stages of genocide. It was a difficult conversation, but also gave us the historical context we need for Hotel Rwanda.
Your Africa unit test is scheduled for next Friday. There will be a review session before and after school on Wednesday the 27th. Here's a study guide!
Your homework over the weekend is to finish reading the 8-Stages of Genocide handout from today before re-writing each stage (1-2 sentences) in your own words.
Today we talked more about the Congo! We discussed the methods that Leopold used to "justify" his actions, the immediate and long-term impact of these actions on the Congolese people, and how journalists worked to disprove Leopold's claims and ultimately shed light on the wrongs of the Congo Free State.
You have no homework today!