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Comparative Civilizations 12
- Wednesday, September 5 - Introduction. Expectations. Handouts: Course Outline, Why Study Art. Principles of Design. Terms. Intro to Civilization. If you get the chance, watch the 51 minute video by Michael Wood - Legacy; Origins of Civilization on Iraq, to get a wider perspective on the earliest civilizations.
- Thursday, September 6 - Art Analysis format and example. Egypt Package Assigned. Video – Legacy; Egypt; The Habit of Civilization. Work on package. Another interesting video overview is Civilisations; Egypt (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6) - note this is a French documentary and though the narration has been given in English, some of the interviewees, though not all, speak French and no sub-titles are given.
- Friday, September 7 - Episode 2 – The Western Tradition (register with PBS - free -- to access this and many other videos.)Introduction to Ancient Egypt handout. Work on package. Work on theEgypt package. Consider looking at the following if you have time on your hands: Ancient Art podcast; Walk Like an Egyptian part 9a andpart 9b - these deal with the Egyptian concept of Maat - cosmic order and justice. Also interesting are three episodes in the Egypt’s Golden Empire series: Pharaohs of the Sun, The Warrior Pharaohs, and The Last Great Pharaoh.
- Wednesday, September 5 - Introduction and Expectations. Course Outline. If time, we will watch James Nagle's short video: Why do We Study History. Unit 1 Plan. Topic #1 Questions and Map Assignment - use this map blank or locate one of your own.
- Thursday, September 6 - Historiography and Historical Interpretation PowerPoint. Go to The History Guide and look at their page entitled "A Student's Guide to the Study of History" for useful tips on how to approach this and other history courses. These are university level tips, but good advice for History 12 too.
- Friday, September 7 - Theories of History PowerPoint.
Social Studies 11We will begin with the Government unit and start with the old red text to deal with ideologies. You will get the Counterpoints text, which we will use for most of the semester, once we get past ideologies -- which Counterpoints does not deal with well.
- Wednesday, September 5 - Outline and expectations PowerPoints. Paper copy of the Final Exam table of specificationsourse. (link from here to additional exam material). Handout: What is Government? Complete the questions for next class.
- Thursday, September 6 - Hand out textbooks. Complete anything missed from yesterday's introduction. Discuss whether or not government is necessary. Introduction to the three branches of government. Read pp. 2-6 in redGovernment text. Do #1-4, p. 6.