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Category Archives: social studies

Geography of Greece

Today we spoke about how the geography of Greece affected settlement. We discovered how the seas and mountains affected the early settlers. 

We completed the READING NOTES 25 and began working on PROCESSING 25.  You should complete the Processing Assignment for homework.


Theseus and the Minotaur

For those of you that were in school today, you should be working on any scripts for your presentations tomorrow.

If you were not in school and actually checking the website, then please print out one of the Theseus and the Minotaur comic strips and complete for homework.

Theseus comic and rubric

Ancient Greece – Vocabulary

Here is a list of vocabulary word that we’ll be discussing over the next few weeks.
Greece Vocabulary

I’ll distribute these in class on Thursday.

Here’s some light reading to get you in the Greek mood:


New Schedule

Because of the snow, we will have to shift around our schedule.  Hopefully, this will be an easy fix.


Continue to work on Projects


Continue to work on Projects


Review Session

Vocabulary Due


Ancient China Unit Test

Study Guides Due


Field Trip

China Discovers Old Bricks

Check this out!! They found 7,000 year old bricks in China that date back to before the Shang Dynasty.


Silk Road Billboard

Whoa…another homework assignment!!  Don’t worry these are easy.

Please follow all direction on the sheet to complete a billboard for the Silk Road.

If you need the chapters…you know where to find them.

Here are the directions: Silk Road Billboard

The China Game

I’ve stumbled across this little quiz game. The goal is to beat the dragon through China by correctly answering questions.

Give it a shot!! What do you have to lose?

China Papermaking Video Clip

For those of you who missed the video clip or just want to watch again, check it out here:

The Real King Tut Revealed

This news article came to me from a few directions. Thank you Ally and Erica for pointing me in the right direction!!  

The article reveals mysteries about King Tut that were previously discussed among many different scientists and archeologists.

The CURRENT EVENT tells of the “real” reason for King Tut’s death.

Click here to view the entire article.

Topics for Shang and Zhou Dynasties

Our class took an expectedly unexpected pause on the storybooks and digital stories today as we took our second benchmarks. I don’t see it as being a big issue for our overall timeline for this in-class project.

For those of you researching images at home, here are the topics that were on the board over the past few days:

Shang Dynasty

oracle bones

bronze (weapons or vessels)


Huange He River Valley

Shang social classes

ancestor worship

animal mask

end of the Shang

Zhou Dynasty






Mandate of Heaven

“The Analects”



Han Feizi

end of the Zhou