Mr. Duckworth's Social Studies Classes

I Keep Six Honest Serving Men

I keep six honest serving-men
  (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
  And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
  I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
  I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,
  For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
  For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views;
  I know a person small
She keeps ten million serving-men,
  Who get no rest at all!
She sends em abroad on her own affairs,
  From the second she opens her eyes
One million Hows, Two million Wheres,
  And seven million Whys!

 

SUPERSTITION...

a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.

13 Common (but silly) Superstitions To Savor

The Origins of 10 Ancient Superstitions We Still Follow Today

Egyptian Superstitions 

25 Weirdest Superstitions and Rituals in Sports

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326330

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-do-superstitions-come-from-stuart-vyse

 

Retirement Mornings With Dilly

NEW EMAIL

duckworthrobert8@gmail.com

WHY DO I MISS THIS?

How's Retirement Going Dilly???

 

 

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu ...

YOU SURVIVED

And Now ...

WOW what a great year Team Arete!  I hope you all had a nice transition into middle school ... don't blink it will go by in a flash. You were a fabulous group to end my teaching career with ...  Thank you!!! 

NEW EMAIL

duckworthrobert8@gmail.com

 

 

Leads to bad karma ... and an admonishment from Mr. D!

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schadenfreude

 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x71nq4g

WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

Go to @ Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

Read With A Purpose (No Mommy Reading)

"The Birth of the Modern World" & "The Cradle of the Renaissance"

 

 

TUESDAY HOMEWORK

Complete The "Black Death" Handout (4 Questions)

Study The Middle Age Timeline

 

THOSE WHO WERE ABSENT ... WATCH THE BBC DOCUMENTARY UP TO THE 30 MINUTE  MARK

CLICK ON THE PLAGUE DOCTOR PICTURE TO WATCH!

The Plague Doctor

THURSDAY HOMEWORK 

PERSONAL COAT OF ARMS DUE  TOMORROW

 

BYZANTINE WORD SEARCH WAS DUE TUESDAY

CLASS WORK ..............

DUCKSTERS

* TIMELINE

* FEUDAL SYSTEMS

*CATHOLIC CHURCH & CATHEDRALS

*MAGNA CARTA

 

WEEKEND WORK 

FINISH Reading About The Middle Ages & Complete Assessment (open book)

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

* Highlights of the Middles Ages

* At the Castle

* Life of a Knight

* Life In the Village

* The Church

* Life In the City

* The End of the Middle Ages

 

BYZANTINE WORD SEARCH DUE TUESDAY

 

HAGIA SOPHIA ... Byzantine Empire

Weekend Homework

Do something special for your Mom!!

Make Sure You've Read ... 

'Legacy of the Byzantine Empire' & 'Crossroads of the World'

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

****COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS****

 




 

 

THURSDAY HOMEWORK

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

Read ... 'Legacy of the Byzantine Empire' 

Video  ... Engineering An Empire ... The Byzantines



“By this symbol you will conquer.”   Battle of the Milvian Bridge

WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

Anyone who has not finished the Beginnings of Christianity Assessment needs to do so.

 

TUESDAY HOMEWORK

Complete Reading And Assessment

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

The Gospel of Mark

* The Decline of the Roman Empire

* Christianity and the Two Empires

* Rome’s Legacies

Assessment: Beginnings of Christianity

 

MONDAY HOMEWORK was to

FINISH READING THE FIRST FOUR SECTIONS IN THE UNIT

 'Christianity and Rome's Legacy'

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

  • Religions in Rome
  • The Jewish People Under Roman Rule
  • Christianity’s Beginnings
  • Christianity Catches On in Rome

Continue Rome Rapping Tomorrow .... Make sure you have a copy with the 8 reasons underlined or highlighted.

WEEKEND HOMEWORK

Make Sure You've Read & Take Some Notes On The

DECLINE & FALL OF ROME

PLEASE Revise & Finish Roman Rap/Song ... Be Ready Monday!

Must include references to the 8 reasons for decline and fall of Rome

 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/fall_of_rome.php

Augustus Duck

DU

THURSDAY HOMEWORK

Read and/or Review

Life of the Rich & Life of the Poor

Romans At Play

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

***Assessment on Friday***

Augustus Rubber Duck

LONG WEEKEND WORK

Make sure you've finished up timeline questions, Roman Numeral sheet and the Caesar Movie questions.

Julius Caesar Video

Rome TIZZ Make up

 

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond ...READ

Life of the Rich & Life of the Poor

Romans At Play

 

WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

Rest Up For Tomorrow ... Great job today!!!

CAESAR 

Death of Caesar

TUESDAY HOMEWORK

ROMAN REBUBLIC TIZZ TOMORROW ... WEDNESDAY

REVIEW NOTES, TIMELINE & QUIZLET 

Biography of Julius Caesar ... Ducksters

Take the 10 question quiz!

 

PUNIC WAR VIDEOS

Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle of Cannae

Decisive Battles Video- Battle of Cannae

Hannibal Barca Duckus

STUDY PICS FOR THE VISUAL LEARNERS!!!

ROMAN LAW ... Twelve Tables

Secrets To Success From Gladius Maximus

WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

Read Section In Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

The Roman Army 

**Review Notes & Timeline**

For Fun ... Most Amazing Facts About The Roman Army

Questions You Will Need To Be Able To Answer About The REPUBLIC

  • How was geographic location important to economic, social and political development of ancient Rome?
  • How did the government of the Roman Republic become more democratic in it’s decision making?
  • Why was Rome able to conquer Carthage and then go on to extend it’s influence across the entire Mediterranean basin and much of Western Europe?
  • Why did the Roman Republic fail to survive challenges by Julius Caesar?

TUESDAY HOMEWORK

Read the sections titled

Remarkable Rome & Master Builders.

Kid's Discover ... DuckPond

Interested In What A Decimation Is?

MONDAY HOMEWORK ... 

Rest Up For The Roman Republic !!!

 

 

THURSDAY HOMEWORK, per se

Research (and write down) ONE

Fascinating Fact About Ancient Rome



WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

None, Nada, Acun, Keine

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

*** LATE Gadfly Essay Due by Midnight ***



TUESDAY HOMEWORK ... 

... continuation of classwork 

 Go to Kids Discover ... Duck Pond ...

Finish Reading  Alexander Builds An Empire &  Read Greece's Legacy

  How Great Was Alexander the Great? ... DBQ

Read Background Essay and Answer Questions.

Study Doc A, Read Doc D & E ... Answer Questions.

Total of 15 Questons

Google Classroom Code ... anu01g9    ALEXANDER ANSWERS

Al

MONDAY HOMEWORK

TURN IN COMPLETED ESSAY TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

GADFLY ESSAY FOLDER  ... Class Code 8hmj4is

 

FINISH UP researching and writing about an issue that you think you could affect change by being a GADFLY.  

 

Thursday Homework 

SEE ABOVE AND TUESDAY BELOW

 

TUESDAY HOMEWORK

***FINISH UP MISSING/LATE WORK***

There have been a lot of absences due to illness and trips.

Please check parent portal and make up work. (See assignments from last week below.)

 

MONDAY/MARCH 18/HOMEWORK 

Complete the 3 ?'s  On The The Greek Philosophers Handout ...      

HANDOUT HERE

 

For Those Making Up Greece TIZZ ... STUDY QUIZLET

Check Kids Discover Assessments To Make Sure You're Up To Date

 

THURSDAY HOMEWORK was...

Complete The 'Pericles Funeral Oration' Handout ...

and be able to discuss. ... click here for Handout.

 


WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

Research the Ancient Greek intellectual advances across all disciplines.

(Mathematics, Science, Medicine, History, Astronomy, Theater, etc.)

List what you think are the TOP 10

 

TUESDAY HOMEWORK 

1) Get slip signed by parent.

2) In 'Kids Discover' Read The Golden Age of Athens and thoroughly answer the 'THINK PIECE' discussion question.

3) In 'Kids Discover' Read 'Greek Teaching and Learning'.

In the section on Socrates, look for the quote that begins

"there was only one good, ..."

Reflect on the quote and write a couple of sentences on what you think  Socrates

meant and whether you agree or not.  WHY ???  

4) Complete The Handout Titled ...

Questions for Answers -

Cause and Effect

IN KIDS DISCOVER READ THE SECTIONS ON 

The Life of the Poor & The Life of the Rich


 

 

Read First Four Sections 

SPEAK LIKE A GREEK ...   Great Job !!!   

More Pictures To Come This Weekend...

Καλή δουλειά

 

Battle of Salamis

Possible Essay ?'s  ...

1) Impact of geography on the deveopment of ancient Greece

2) The battle of Salamis

* There were some intermittent problems with the QUIZLET site that seem to to be fixed. If you can't access it focus on notes & the review study and movie guide.

Battle of Marathon

Decisive Battles - Battle of Thermopylae
 

Peloponnesian War

 

 

 

We have begun watching a PBS  Special called The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.

Most of the classes are now at about the 30 minute mark.

GREEKS: Greeks The Crucible of Civilization

GREEKS: Greeks The Crucible of Civilization ...WEBSITE

 

A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course ...

 

 

HELLAS

 

WORKING ON THIS IN CLASS

How reliable or trustworthy is a primary source.

How biased or one sided a source is.

You need to use background history knowledge.

Need to make reasonable inferences or logical conclusions.



 

 Kids Discover About Persia ... 

 ENTER CLASS CODE   7BD7D2

Then go to Duck Pond and click on assessments... 

Did You Read Persia Assessment?

 

* Complete Persia Assessment ... 

** A NUMBER OF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN THE AFRICAN ASSESSMENT ... Please Do So

 

*** WORK ON Mediterranean Map ... 

Due Wednesday

Mediterranean MAP TERMS

LIGHTLY shade in Light Blue … Label in Dark Blue

  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Aegean Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Ionian Sea
  • Black Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Caspian Sea
  • Straits of Gibraltar

LABEL In  Black

  • Persia
  • Phoenicia
  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Asia Minor/Anatolia
  • Macedonia
  • Peloponnese
  • Dardanelles
  • Crete 
  • Cyprus
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Alps

LABEL In Red

  • Italian Peninsula
  • Balkan Peninsula
  • Iberian Peninsula

 

 

History News...

New ‘curses’ emerge from Tut’s history-making tomb study

African Kingdoms

Trying To Get 'Out of Africa'

 

 

 

HOW BIG IS AFRICA?

 

 

 

INDIA

 

MONDAY HOMEWORK

HINDUISM & BUDDHISM QUIZLET

ANCIENT INDIA QUIZLET

Be Able To List The 4 Noble Truths

 

 

 

 

Kids Discover

 

THURSDAY HOMEWORK

*Finish Taking Notes On Hinduism & Buddhism

*COMPLETE THE STUDY GUIDE

Research Buddha 1               Research Buddha 2

'Roots of Hinduism'      'The Caste System'

STUDY

 

Video ... Indus River Valley Civilization

Video ... Hinuism 101

Video ... Buddhism 101

 

EXTRA CREDIT ... Listen to this song and tell me what it has to do with what we're studying!!

GREAT BATH OF MOHENJO-DARO


DILLY LOVES THE GREAT BATHS!!!

 

 

 

 

INDIA MAP

Label The Following Places On Your Map

IN BLUE
Brahmaputra River
Ganges River
Indus River
Bay of Bengal
Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean

IN BLACK or BROWN
Deccan Plateau
Eastern Ghats
Western Ghats
Himalaya Mountains
Hindu Kush Mountains
Thar Dessert

IN RED
Mohenjo Daro
Harrapa

 

 

China Map Terms

Yellow Sea

South China Sea

Bay of Bengal

Gobi Desert

Hindu Kush

Taklimakan Desert

Plateau of Tibet

Tian Shan

Kunlun Shan

Himalaya Mountains

YANGTZE RIVER  Chang Jiang

YELLOW RIVER/Haung He

India 

Mongolia

 

Many thanks to those parents that have completed their homework. I really appreciate the the thoughtful insights.

How Do You Eat An Elephant? A valuable lesson to learn!

Learning The SQ3R Reading Method

HOW TO TAKE CORNELL NOTES

Cornell Note Taking

STUDY WEBSITE

 




SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT HISTORY WE'VE CONSIDERED IN CLASS .

* What Is History?

◦ What do historians write about?

◦ What is the past?

◦ Is it possible to include all of the past in a history book? Why or why not?

◦ How many of the events during a given time period are left out of in a history of that time period?

◦ Is more left out than is included?

◦ How does a historian know what to leave out?

◦ How does a historian know what to emphasize?

◦ How is writing history like telling a story about the past?

◦ How is writing history like gossiping?

◦ What is the difference between telling a story and simply making a list of events in a time sequence?

◦ What would be the main differences between three histories written of your life: one by your bff, one by your worst enemy and one by your mother?

◦ Based on these differences, what questions should we ask as we read any historical account?

 

Focus on metacognition, listening skills and the the lost art of  attending!!

'Baking News'

14,000-Year-Old Piece Of Bread Rewrites The History Of Baking And Farming

 

LANFERSIEK LAND!!!



 
 

Mesopotamia Quiz


 

Reading & Studying Methods That We'll Be Using This Year!
WORD ORIGINS
 
 
Some Study Strategies 
http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/index.htmlSouth Carolina Social Studies Standards
http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/cege/resources/dailygeog/2011SocialStudiesStandards.pdf

 

Cuneiform Video

Return to Eden Video
MESOPOTAMIA MADNESS REDUX


"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery.

Today is a gift. 
That's why it's called the present!"

Dilly Dobbs Duckworth

R.I.P Dobbs Duckworth