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That was the longest “shortest” week in history. I’m so glad we’re back to our regular 40 minute classes. There just wasn’t enough time in a 26 minute class to get anything done. Now, its down to business…
Here’s our schedule for this week:
Monday, December 8
Do Now: Were the original Olympic Games played for fun or were they a form of battle?
- Olympics Discussion
- Herodotus vs. Thucydides Discussion
- RAFT Activity:
- Role – Olympian
- Audience – Your Army
- Format – Speech
- Topic – You just won the Olympic Games and now you must go back to war. You must rally your troops.
Homework: Second Section of your newspaper
Tuesday, December 9
- Read pages 180-181 – The section about the Greek Gods
- Read the Greek Gods handout
- Complete the Greek Gods in your People Log
- RAFT Activity:
- Role – Zeus
- Audience – Any other God or Goddess
- Format – Critique (at least 2 paragraphs)
- Topic – Tell that god or goddess how they can perform their job better.
Wednesday, December 10
Do Now: Where did the Greeks worship their Gods?
- Socrates, Plato, Aristotle Discussion
- Scientists/Mathematician Discussion
- Who was more important and why? (1 paragraph)
Science and Philosophy Notes <– download classroom notes here
Homework: Third Section of your newspaper is due tomorrow.
Thursday, December 11
Do Now: Who was more important? Why?
- Philip II – phalanx – Discussion
- Alexander the Great introduction
- Draw a picture of a Phalanx – Why do you think this military strategy worked?
Friday, December 12
Do Now: What type of ruler was Philip II of Macedon?
- Alexander the Great Discussion
- Video Clip
Philip and Alexander notes <– Download classroom notes here