Welcome to World Studies.  This year we will explore the fascinating story of humans. You will read, write, and discuss civilizations and human history chronologically  using the five themes: 

S.P.I.C.E. [Social; Political; Interactions between humans and the environment; Cultural; Economic] 

Remember to cooperate and go with the flow. You will be successful if you do your work in class, study for tests, and turn your work in. 

Your positive attitude is appreciated! 

Wednesday 9/27/2017
Rome Test

Read Chapter 6 and answer 1-5 for each section. Show all class notes on Friday. Study for the text on September 27. 


Assigned: Monday 10/16
Due: Friday 10/27
End of Rome and World Religions

Welcome back from fall break. We will wrap up the Roman Empire by focusing on Monday and Tuesday the Anglo and Saxons. We will look for and document Epic Poem Characteristics from an excerpt of Beowulf. 

Then we will dive back into the textbook and focus on the characteristics of World Religions. 

Check in on Friday with your religion cube and the Beowulf worksheet. 

Assigned: Monday 9/18
Due: Wednesday 9/27
Ch 6 Rome

Read Chapter 6. Complete questions 1-5 at the end of each section. Be prepared to show class notes on Friday. 

Assigned: Tuesday 9/5
Due: Friday 9/22
Greece! Chapter 5

We will be exploring Chapter 5, learning about the city states of Greece, the different types of government they established and aspects about their legacy including drama, government, architecture, Spartan war tactics, and Alexander the Great. 

Check in on Friday with: 

1. graphic organizer of governments

2. Chapter 5 packet


Assigned: Monday 8/21
Due: Thursday 8/31
Chapter 2, River Valley Civilizations

Read Chapter 2 thoroughly. Fill out packet for Chapter 2. 

Turn in Friday 8/25: 

Egyptian essay and packet for Chapter 2. 

Assigned: Monday 8/14
Due: Friday 8/18
Chapter 1 & 2

We complete Chapter 1 with a review worksheet over the sections. Then, we move on to Chapter 2 and start studing the cultural achievements and aspects of the River Valley Civilizations. The focus will be on Egypt. We will watch a documentary that focuses on their engineering feats. 

Check in on Friday: 

1. Chapter 1 review packet. 

2. Chapter 2 reading packet

3. Engineering an Empire notes and response essay

Assigned: Monday 8/7
Due: Friday 8/11
Chapter 1

This week we are examining the origins of humans, their migration patterns, what are hunters and gatherers, what's a complex society found in Chapter 1. Please check in on Friday: 

1. Chapter 1 terms, page 11

2. #3,4,5 from Main Ideas, pg 11