Category Archives: Unit 3: Great Empires of Asia

  1. Alexander and the Later Persian Empire

    November 14, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Does Alexander deserve to be called Great? PowerPoint: Legacy of Alexander Classwork: Alexander and the Hellenistic World Alexander of Macedon …
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  2. Golden Age and Civil War in Greece

    November 13, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: Should the Fifth Century BCE be considered a Golden Age for Greece? PowerPoint: Golden Age and Civil War in …
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  3. Aegean Origins

    November 12, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How and in what ways did the Greek poleis develop differently? PowerPoint: Aegean Origins Classwork: Minoan Civilization Homework: The …
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  4. Persia and Imperial Centralization

    November 8, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: What methods of expansion and consolidation were employed by the Achaemenid Persian Empire? PowerPoint: Persia and Imperial Centralization Classwork: Persia …
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  5. Debates MP 2

    January 11, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How can we diversify our arguments and evidence to strengthen our debates? PowerPoint: Introduction to Debate Classwork: debate mp2 class …
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  6. Causation Essay Analysis

    January 3, 2019 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How can we improve our essay writing in response to feedback? Classwork: Causation Essay Feedback Homework: Islam, the Quran, …
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  7. Causation Essay – Imperial Expansion and Consolidation

    December 20, 2018 by mrcaseyhistory

    Quaestio: How did Classical Empires expand and consolidate? Materials: Causation Essay – Imperial Expansion and Consolidation Causation Essay Organizer AP LEQ …
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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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