Monthly Archives: September 2013

  1. Lesson – Indian Empires

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    September 30, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How did Maurya and Gupta rulers achieve peace and order for ancient India? PowerPoint: Indian Empires Classwork: Maurya and Gupta Empires Homework: Rise …
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  2. Lesson – Dharmic Religions of India

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    September 27, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Why do Hinduism and Buddhism (and Jainism) have so much in common? PowerPoint: Dharmic Religions of South Asia Classwork: Jainism Nunc …
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  3. Lesson – Ancient South Asia

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    September 25, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How did the collapse of the Indus civilization change South Asia? PowerPoint: Ancient South Asia Classwork: Indus and Ayran Civilizations Ancient …
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  4. Lesson – The Israelites and the Roots of Judaism

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    September 24, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How different were the Israelites from their neighbors? PowerPoint: The Israelites and the Roots of Judaism Classwork: Code of Hammurabi VS …
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  5. Lesson – Ancient Egypt

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    September 23, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Did Egypt experience more continuity or change over the course of its history? PowerPoint: Ancient Egypt Classwork: Egypt Continuity & Change Articles Egypt …
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  6. Lesson – Middle Eastern Empires

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    September 20, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Which Middle Eastern power was the greatest? PowerPoint:  Classwork: Southwest Asian Empires Questions Phoenician Alphabet The Persian Empire Violent Kings …
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  7. Lesson – Mesopotamia

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    September 19, 2013 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Why is Mesopotamia called the Cradle of Civilization? PowerPoint: Mesopotamia Classwork: War and Order and Writing Gilgamesh Excerpt The Reign of …
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Sage advice from the scholars of second period. #FollowFriday #FF
#ChemicalWeapons #WorldWarI
👑💩🚽 The Groom of the Stool (formally styled: "Groom of the King's Close Stool") was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in excretion and ablution (ie pooping and wiping). The physical intimacy of the role naturally led to him becoming a man in whom much confidence was placed by his royal master and with whom many royal secrets were shared as a matter of course. This secret information—while it would never have been revealed, to the discredit of his honour—in turn led to him becoming feared and respected and therefore powerful within the royal court in his own right. #RoyalPoop #JobFair . . . 📷: A Close-Stool c.1650. Hampton Court collection 📷: The 1st Earl of Holland, Groom of the Stool to Charles I, until 1643.
#WorldToiletDay 🚽
We’re still a few weeks away from studying the Romans, but I just couldn’t help but share this beautiful image of the ruins of the Roman Forum. It’s amazing to see multiple levels of history in one place.
#ReturnOfTheKing In honor of the end of my leave, I wanted to share this beautifully done medieval style artwork depicting King Elessar Telcontar, Elfstone Strider, Aragorn son of Arathorn, the King of Arnor and Gondor, Heir of Isildur son of Elendil of the Faithful of Westernesse. “The hands of the King are the hands of a healer.” 🍃 (Artwork by Jay Johnstone)
Second and third sons of noblemen can sure be trouble, eh? 🏰 Great clip from a Spanish show called El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) that highlights the way that the inheritance system among nobles in Medieval Europe left most land and wealth to first and maybe second sons of the landowning elites, leaving any younger sons to either join the clergy, join a monastery, or become knights, who were often just armed thugs, either in service of some lord or simply in service of themselves. Remember, weapons cost money, so the wealthy had an advantage in power over the common folk. Tales of chivalry were often more aimed at encouraging good and valiant behavior rather than reflecting actual common practice. #Chivalry #Nobility #TimeTravel #Subtitles (btw the show is on Netflix if you’re interested!)

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