Monthly Archives: November 2014

  1. Current Events – Umayyad Mosque: Archaeologists left horrified historic 11th century minaret reduced to rubble

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    November 26, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    So today we learned about the Umayyad Dynasty, which was based in Syria and built many of the first grand …
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  2. Lesson – Spread of Islam and Muslim Rule

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    November 26, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How did the expansion of Muslim rule differ from the spread of the religion of Islam? PowerPoint: Spread of Islam and …
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  3. Lesson – Islamic Origins

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    November 25, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How is Islam similar to the other Abrahamic faiths? PowerPoint: Islamic Origins Classwork: Islamic Origins Notes Islamic Origins Notes ALT Sources …
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  4. Lesson – Justinian and the Byzantine Empire

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    November 24, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Was Justinian a good emperor? PowerPoint: Justinian and the Byzantine Empire Classwork: Justinian and the Byzantine Empire Notes The Legacy of …
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  5. Beginning Unit 4: Post-Classical Asia and Africa

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    November 21, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Congratulations on completing Unit 3: Classical Age of Greece and Rome! Next week (Monday), we will officially begin Unit 4: Post-Classical Asia …
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  6. Study Tunes Unit Three: Returns a King from 300

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    November 20, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Since you have all bravely soldiered through the study of Ancient Greece and Rome, here’s a song to close out …
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  7. Review – Unit 3 Test: Classical Greece & Rome

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    November 19, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    This Friday is your Unit 3 Test. It will consist of both multiple choice and short answer questions. The review sheet …
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Use your critical thinking when people in power call for war. They will use every trick in the book to convince you that war is a good idea. They will say it’s necessary. They will demonize “the other”. They will straight up lie to you. They will call those who disagree traitors who disrespect the troops. They will insist that you agree in the name of patriotism. They might say it will be quick and easy and that the people there actually want us to do it. If you need an example, look back to what was said about going into Iraq. Remember the billions of tax dollars that will be lost. Remember the lives that will be destroyed. Remember our shared humanity.
Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler: When our face-to-face intuition fails us... badly. @malcolmgladwell discusses his new book Talking To Strangers as it relates to History.
On #ThisDayInHistory December 27, 537, the first religious services were held in the newly built #HagiaSophia. Built under the reign of #Byzantine Emperor #Justinian, it was once the #GreekOrthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, briefly a #RomanCatholic cathedral, later an #Ottoman imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in #Istanbul, #Turkey, formerly known as #Constantinople. Built in AD 537 before the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of #architecture". You can see both the #Christian mosaics and the #Islamic calligraphy decorating the interior. The four towers, called minarets, were added by the Ottomans for delivering the five-times-daily call to prayer.
#Aramaic, the language spoken by #Jesus of Nazareth, along with most of the rest of the Middle East from the Iron Age until the early Middle Ages, still survives in this tiny town in #Syria. This is how it sounds.
#Confucius
#FlashbackFriday to the last day of school 2018! Epic rap battle between MC Hammurabi & DivineIntervention. My lyrics are recycled bars from the previous year’s talent show. His are straight #off the dome.
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Why Socrates Hated Democracy from The School of Life. This is one person’s reflection on one philosopher’s reflection on democracy. It doesn’t mean you have to agree with it. But it’s worth hearing a new perspective on something we often don’t stop to consider.

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