Monday, april 18, 2016
Today, we began with a review of our Government systems: Monarchy, Oligarchy, Aristocracy, Tyranny, Democracy. We established how these governments slowly evolved into giving more power to the people resulting in the Direct Democracy of Athens.
Then, we had the entire class period to finish the Government page and work on any other pages that needed finishing. Not surprisingly, the homework was to give additional time for completing any and all pages for the Greece Book. We are nearing completion!!!!!!
We read a packet of information from the History Alive books that described the differences between the city-states of Athens and Sparta. Students took notes on this reading on a worksheet with a T Chart on the 2 city-states. Then, students pick a city they would like to live in the most and begin structuring a CER argument on why that city would be the best. The back side of the worksheet contains a CHART with CER so they can map out their Claim, Evidence and Reasoning. We will then write the essay out later.
Find the worksheet below and the History Alive pages below too!
Click on the Calendar to find the homework!
Students began work on their Sparta and Athens page. Same drill as the other pages but we'll write about Sparta on one side and Athens on the other side. Students should use their notes from this week and the above handout to illustrate each city and what special things were happening in each of these places. Generally 8 strong bullet points of information and pictures to complement the information.
thursday/friday 4/21 & 4/22
We began by splitting the class into two sections. Those who thought Athens was the best and those who thought Sparta was the best. Students shared out one at a time about their reasons for picking that side. Some students responded with a "counterclaim" to tell why the other side's reasons might be flawed. After sharing these ideas, we finished the essay we started the other day on which city-state you would prefer to live in. Students had ample time to finish the CER essay and then we spent a short amount of time working on the Athens/Sparta page.
And, I'll keep this great example of an awesome Greeks Book Project up here for your viewing :)