Agenda: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011

Quote of the Day: "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."  - Maya Angelou 

Learning Targets:
      •  To make students aware of classical civilizations that evolved outside of the more well-known civilizations of Eurasia
      •  To explore the development of civilizations in Africa and the Americas
      •  To consider the factors that make civilizations develop in some regions but not in others
      •  To raise the possibility of complex civilizations without any recognizable centralized control

1. DO NOW Question - Big Picture Question #1 (we didn't finish it entirely on Monday): 
Chapter 7 – Classical Era Variations - Big Picture Question #1
“The histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era largely resemble those of Eurasia.” 
Do you agree with this statement? Explain why or why not.

2. The Olmecs Video.

3. Engineering an Empire - Maya. 

For the TEST on Friday, students will answer one of the 3 big picture questions for this chapter. They must bring the essay into class to be turned in before the test. Students may do the other two essays for extra credit on the test. 

Check out Engineering an Empire - Maya by clicking the link below: