We finished our Laguna Maps for the first 20 minutes and then turned them in. Make sure your NUMBER, NAME, and DATE are on the back of the map in the top right hand corner.
Then, students completed a REFLECTION about their map project on Edmodo.com. Here's the link to answering my essay question. BE SPECIFIC in talking about your map and answer the question CAREFULLY!!!!
Students collaborated in 4 person groups today around building questions that we could ask as historians when we're looking at the picture on our worksheet and on the TV's. I posted a picture from the Lascaux Caves and students worked together to ask 4 questions each that would gather information to figure out these curious paintings.
We used the worksheet below to guide our discussions and all students had to participate and share their ideas. It was really fun and great job finding deeper and deeper questions to ask!
Today, I reviewed how we approached HOW we study history with the Lascaux Cave Investigation and now we'll be talking about WHY WE STUDY HISTORY. I gave them 10 basic reasons we might study history and why it matters so much to us. Then, students worked on a worksheet that addressed WHY we study history and then completed it for homework.
Thursday/Friday 10/6 & 10/7
STudents will do a Google Slide and here's the template:
To begin the class today, I lectured about what exactly B.C. and A.D. are and how A.D. stands for Anno Domini and NOT After Death. We discussed how the Roman Catholic Church began this mechanism of keeping time through history and recently now, they came up with a new system that takes religion out of the picture.
So B.C. has been replaced by B.C.E. or Before the Common Era and A.D. has been replaced by C.E. or the Common Era. Here is the powerpoint I used to tell this story:
Click on the Calendar to find the homework!