Agenda - Week of November 14 - November 18, 2011

Chapter 12 - Pastoral Peoples "The Mongol Moment" 
To make students aware of the significance of pastoral societies in world history
To examine the conditions of nomadic life
To investigate the impact of the Mongol Empire on world history
To consider the implications of the Eurasian trade sponsored by the Mongols

Monday, November 14, 2011
Quote of the Day: "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

Mr. Duez will be out of school today.
Any student who needs to make up their test from Friday will take it on Tuesday during class, or after school in tutoring.

1. In what different ways did Mongol rule affect the Islamic world, Russia, China, and Europe?
2.How would you define both the immediate and the long-term significance of the Mongols in world history?
3. How would you assess the perspective of this chapter toward the Mongols? Does it strike you as negative and critical of the Mongols, as bending over backward to portray them in a positive light, or as a balanced presentation?
(see this link for possible answers: The Mongol Empire & Impact on Eurasia:

Students will write the question and their answer on a separate sheet of paper. They may pick up a text book from the back.

Collect their answers to the 3 questions at the end of the period. If students finish early, begin to read the documents at the end of the chapter. We will be working with them tomorrow and also using the documents on block day and Friday.

Vocabulary quiz is on block day and it is 15 questions. Students may use their notes to answer the questions and I will also allow them to also use their work from this class period on the quiz.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

1. Students will work in groups to summarize and analyze the first two documents from Chapter 12. See this link for more details.
Students will get their papers passed back from yesterday and discuss the answers to their questions in groups for 5 minutes.
2. Discussion, Notes, Video - The Mongol Moment

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 & Thursday, November 17, 2011
Quote of the Day: 
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

1. Quiz on Chapter 12
2. Students will have the remainder of the period to work on analysis of the documents in class.
3. If students finish early, we will discuss analysis points for each of the questions.

Friday, November 18, 2011
Quote of the Day: “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  - Edward Sandford Martin
1. Students will work in groups and peer assess/give advice on their answers regarding the document analysis from block day.
2. At the end of the period, we will discuss this question (along with the remainder of the documents): What accounts for the negative attitudes of settled societies towards that of the pastoral peoples?
Have a great Thanksgiving Break!