Agenda: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quote of the Day: "In just 2 days, tomorrow will be yesterday." 

Target: Compare and contrast Egypt and Mesopotamia. Write a thesis statement.

1. Work on the writing of a thesis statement. What is a thesis statement? Why are they important? What is a good thesis? What is a poor one?
Answer the learning target question in 1st 5 minutes and discuss in groups and in a whole class environment.

2. Video - Engineering an Empire: Egypt
Students will take notes and then discuss afterwards:
I. Chapter 2 - Rise of Menes (10 minutes)
-How did Menes secure the city of Memphis?
II. Chapter 3 - Djoser (10 minutes)
-What was the impact of Djoser's rule?

Tomorrow - Chapter 2 "Early China, Nubia, Celtic, Olmec & Chavin"

Friday - Chapter 3 Reading Check Quiz
Also for Friday, compare and contrast two early civilizations, write a thesis statement.
We will finish Chapter 2 and begin Chapter 3 - Early Greece

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