Monday, February 22, 2010

Week of Feb. 22

Checked HW: Causes of World War One questions 1-6, levels 4, 5, and 6, and Causes of World War One crossword.
Read and discussed Four Steps to War, June-Aug. 1914.
Watch brief video covering European countries mobilizing (Strachan ~ 33:14 - end of To Arms).
Write a journal entry or letter as a soldier from a European country that is at war. Include 5 historical facts (highlighted) gleaned from the video and/or your WWI paperwork. At the top, say who you are and from what country. As we continue to cover WWI, this identity will change depending on what we are covering in class. Include the date. The entry should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a page in length.

Read and discussed more about the causes leading up to WWI (two handouts).
Complete the activities on both worksheets - in complete sentences except for the last one on each section [this can be bulletted]; complete crossword using the Causes of World War One handout. Learn terms/definitions from crossword.

Took the mid-point standards test and graded in class.
Date & Keyword (blue) handout relating to the causes of WWI. Find answers using worksheet from yesterday's simulation in the lab and the previous worksheets and packets you received on WWI. Work on this over the next few days.
Finish blue w/s by Friday. Study - will be on a future test.

In the computer lab, students tackled the intriguing question, "Was Germany to blame for WWI?" After working through the online simulation once, the did it again, this time filling in pertinent details about the history of the time.
Finish worksheet, if necessary, and begin studying the events (use as study guide for test).

Collected the "newspapers" on the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Reviewed WWI A-Z handout and noted which specific terms/definitions would be on a future test.
Graded Europe Overseas Quiz Part 1.
Mapwork: Pre-WWI Map of Europe. Shade the Allied (Triple Entente), Central Powers(Triple Alliance), and Neutral Powers.
Begin learning terms from WWI A-Z handout.