Agenda: Week of October 17-21, 2011

We are studying Post-Classical Era Commerce & Culture from 500-1500 Chapter 8 Strayer
Learning Targets
•To consider the significance of trade in human history
•To explore the interconnections created by long-distance trade in the period of third-wave civilizations
•To examine the full range of what was carried along trade routes (goods, culture, disease)
•To explore the differences between the commerce of the Eastern Hemisphere and that of the Western Hemisphere and the reasons behind those differences 

MONDAY - October 17, 2011
Quote of the Day: “Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.” - Henri L. Bergson

1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 8 Strayer. Students may use their notes for the quiz.
2. DO NOW QUESTION (after quiz):
What is the impact of long distance trade?
(make a list of the ways in which people and regions can be affected, directly or indirectly, by commerce.)

After the quiz Mr. Duez will introduce Unit 3 - An Age of Connections, 500-1500 and begin our discussion over Chapter 8 Strayer Commerce and Culture 500-1500.

TUESDAY - October 18, 2011
Quote of the Day: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”– Hellen Keller

1. DO NOW QUESTION: "What makes trade tick?" 
(What motivated and sustained the long-distance commerce of Silk Roads, Sea Roads, and Sand Roads?)
Discuss the Do now question after 5 minutes of individual writing time & 5 minutes of table discussion time.
2. “Crossing the World” (during the post-classical/pre-Columbian era)
15 minutes to work this group activity and discuss it.
At your table discuss this scenario:
Your group is comprised of followers of Ibn Battuta in the 14th century. You want to travel from:Timbuktu (West Africa) to Cholas (India). How would you do it? Consider: the various means of transportation you would need, your probable route, how long your journey would probably take
3. Students will then spend the remainder of the period reading Document 8.3 "An Arab Muslim in West Africa" - IBN BATTUTA, "Travels in Asia and Africa 1354" document on pages 363-366. Students will answer the bullet-ed discussion questions on page 362 after reading the text. They will need to bring those questions and notes to class on block day for further disucssion.

WEDNESDAY - October 19, 2011 & THURSDAY - October 20, 2011 BLOCK DAY

Quote of the Day: “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” - Josh Billings

1. DO NOW QUESTION: "What specifically does Ibn Battuta find shocking about the women he encounters on his travels in West Africa?" 
(Use notes from reading Document 8.3 on Tuesday in class)
Students will have 5 minutes to think and write, 5 minutes to discuss with partner.
2. Notes & Discussion Chapter 8.  Mr. Duez will discuss Chapter 8 with notes and discussion concerning the difference between Eastern and Western Hemispheres and commerce/trade. There will also be a focus on Western Africa and that travels of Ibn Battuta.
3. We will do a co-operative quiz over questions from Chapter 8.
4. Students will work in co-operative groups to consider the challenges of transportation and moving from one area to another (for example, from the Sahara to India). Students will also watch a video clip about the nature of the Silk Road and what it looks like today in China.
Video, "Driving Along The Silk Road.":
Video, "Following in the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta":

FRIDAY - October 21, 2011
Quote of the Day: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”- Dr Wayne Dyer

1. TEST Chapter 8 - Commerce And Culture 500-1500
2. After the test students will begin reading Strayer Chapter 9.

Quiz is on Monday for Chapter 9.