Monthly Archives: December 2014

  1. Beginning Unit 5: Medieval Europe

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    December 23, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Congratulations on completing Unit 4: Post-Classical Asia and Africa! When we return from Holiday Break (Monday 1/5/15), we will officially begin …
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  2. DBQ Essay: Spread of Religions

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    December 21, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How can we write the perfect DBQ essay?   Essay Materials: DBQ Writing Guide – Islam and Buddhism DBQ …
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  3. Study Tunes Unit Four: Masters of the Kora – Like Father Like Son & Harmony of Cultures

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    December 20, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    I thought you guys would appreciate this. We learned about West African griots, storytellers who passed down history through song, and …
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  4. Review – Unit 4 Test: Post-Classical Asia & Africa

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    December 19, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    This Monday is your Unit 4 Test. It will consist of both multiple choice and short answer questions. The review sheet …
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  5. Debates Unit 4

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    December 15, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How can we conduct research more effectively? Classwork: Debate Unit 4 Class 94 Debate Unit 4 Class 95 Debate Unit …
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  6. Lesson – Heian and Feudal Japan

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    December 12, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Was Japan truly feudal during the Tokugawa Shogunate? PowerPoint:  Classwork: Feudal Japan Diagram Sheet The Four Tiered Class System of …
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  7. Interim Assessment #2 Complete!

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    December 11, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

    Homework: Cultural Developments in East and Southeast Asia 5th Period: Finish Spread of Islam & Buddhism

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Globally, democracy is in decline. Only 22 countries were classified as full democracies. Our country was not one of them.
How the Crusades began... #PopeUrbanII #AlexiusI #Seljuks #Crusades #FirstCrusade #Clermont #Jerusalem #Constantinople #CatholicChurch #Pope #Papacy #Medieval #MedievalHistory
Monks hard at work in the Scriptorium of the Monastery, copying important texts from old withering parchment to new fresh parchment. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the Gregorian Chant.
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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