Ancient History
  • What is our goal?

    Our main goal is to study Ancient Civilizations so that we understand our Modern World.


    What Ancient Civilizations are we going to study?

    We will be studying the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, India, China, Greece, the Roman Empire, and Europe during the Middle Ages.


    How do we connect these Ancient Civilizations to our modern world?

    We will make connections by studying ancient achievements in these areas:

    • Languages and Writing
    • Farming and Agriculture
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Science and Technology
    • Mathematics and Engineering
    • Medicine and Healing
    • Military and War
    • Geography and Culture
    • Law and Politics
    • Hygiene and Beauty
    • Music and Art
    • Games, Sports, and Entertainment
    • And FOOD!


    How does this class work and how do I get good grades?

      1. ALL classwork will be graded!  
      2. Between 5 and 50 points, depending on the assignment.
      3. Will randomly be graded for either “completion” or “correction.”
        1. “Completion” – work is complete, you tried your best, and it looks good.
        2. “Correction” – work is complete and graded for accuracy
    1. HOMEWORK:
      1. EVERY homework assignment will be graded!
      2. Homework is issued as needed, possibly 1 to 3 times a week.
      3. ALL homework must be done using COMPLETE SENTENCES! (Subject, Predicate, Punctuation, Etc)
      4. Between 5 and 50 points, depending on the assignment.
      5. Will randomly be graded for either “completion” or “correction.”
      6. Types of homework:
        1. Maps, Charts, Graphs
        2. Worksheets
        3. Textbooks Assignments
      7. Homework will be used to practice skills and preview or reinforce information.
      8. Late homework will NOT be accepted and will receive a zero in the gradebook.
    1. QUIZZES:
      1. ALL QUIZZES ARE OPEN NOTEBOOK! (No  Your notebook.)
      2. Quizzes occur as needed; usually 1 to 2 times a week.
      3. Between 10 and 50 points, depending on the quiz.
      4. Information on quizzes include:
        1. Classwork and Homework
        2. Classroom notes and activities
        3. Maps, Charts, and Graphs
        4. Occasional extra credit
      5. Note: Quizzes are “recycled” to write the tests.
    1. TESTS:
      1. Tests are NOT open notebook. You actually need to know the material. 
      2. Tests occur as needed; usually once a quarter.
      3. All tests are 100 points, there is no extra credit on tests.
      4. Information on the tests come directly from the open notebook quizzes. Use them as your study guide.
      5. Every test also includes a short 3 to 5 paragraph essay question.
    1. PROJECTS:
      1. Projects are assigned throughout the quarter.
      2. Grading is always based on an established rubric or checklist.
      3. Projects are usually completed individually or in groups; however, each project will have an individual grading component.
      4. Types of possible projects:
        1. Travel Brochures and Newspapers
        2. Commercials
        3. Board Games and Comic Books
        4. Stories and Field Journals
        5. Videos, Skits, and Plays
        6. Group Presentations
        7. Battle Simulations
      5. BIG projects - - BIG grades:
        1. Veterans Day Interview - - Beginning of November
        2. Washington DC Project - - End of February
        3. Middle Ages Independent Study - - Middle of May
      6. Projects usually involve creating a finished product.