Friday, May 6, 2011

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance video link

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance Viewing Questions


1) Why is the Duomo (Dome) in Florence so significant?

2) What does Brunelleschi create in order to “unlock the secrets” of the Duomo?

(There are multiple things…)

3) How does the Albizzi family remove Cosimo from Florence?

a. Why does this backfire on them?

4) Why is Cosimo even more powerful than before when he returns to Florence?

5) What are some features that make Donatello's David sculpture so important?

6) In what ways does the Medici family encourage the arts, and act as patrons of the arts?

7) What steps did the Medici family use to rise from poverty and insignificance to become the most powerful family in Florence?

8) Why were art and architecture important to the rise of the Medici family?

9) What potential problems do you foresee for the Medici family? Why?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

10.3 Homework DUE Thursday

The assignment for 10.3 is as follows:

1. Complete the "Notetaking Chart" on Page 317
2. Checkpoint Questions on Pages 319 and 322
3. Assessment Questions #4 and #6


Monday, March 7, 2011

Test Review Sheet -- TEST FRIDAY 3/11

Here is a copy of the test review sheet for World History 9 Honors: REVIEW SHEET.

Your test is on Friday, March 11th. Your homework will also be due on this day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Umayyads and Abbasids - Read by Monday

Please read the following articles and take appropriate notes:

*Scroll down to the section titled "Umayyad Imperium" and read the final 4 sections
*Pay attention to the treatment of the "dhimmi" in the Umayyad Empire, Gender Relations, and reasons that to the fall of the Umayyads

*Read this full article
*Pay attention to the statement: "From Arab To Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era" and what this means, the shift of the capital to Baghdad, treatment of the Mawali, A Thousand and One Nights, Commercial Growth

Friday, February 25, 2011

10.2 Homework DUE TUESDAY

Chapter 10, Section 2 (Page 310-315)

Why is the “Dome of the Rock” an important location in the Muslim faith?

Create a T-Chart which shows the characteristics of Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims (Checkpoint, P. 312)

What were 3 reasons for the successes of Muslim conquests? (Checkpoint, P. 314)

How did the Umayyads treat “conquered people”? What advantages do you think this would this have?

What changes were made under the Abbasid Caliphate?

Why did the empire of the Abbasid caliphs decline and eventually break up? (Assessment #5)

Define: Caliph, Sufis, Umayyad Caliphate

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cornell Notes

Using the Cornell Notes system will allow you to retain information at a deeper level for a longer period of time. Use this document to read more about Cornell Notes and how they should be used. Remember that the key to the system is the Summary Area and Cue Column and continually going back to your notes throughout a unit/semester.

Your assignment is to read the "Origins of Islam" reading handed out in class today (2/14) and attempt to take Cornell Notes. Your notes on the reading will be due on Wednesday (2/16).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

Please use this reading to answer the following questions for class. This will serve as an introduction to class on Wednesday (2/9)

1. Why is “al-Jazeera” an incorrect name for the Arabian Peninsula?

2. Why might the geography of the Arabian Peninsula make it “a challenging place to live”?

3. What do you think an “adaptation” is?

4. Why would traveling in caravans increase trade across the Arabian Peninsula?

5. Describe how the location of the Arabian Peninsula made it ideal for trade. Use specific examples.