Inclement Weather Assignment: Classical Greece!

All right, lovely AP World folks– it would appear that we’ve run directly into one of the joys of Spring semester: the snow day.  And while I sincerely hope you all enjoy your day and get a chance to rest up a little, I also need to ask you to get some work done for me today.

Here’s what you’re going to do today:

  1. Download and review the following PowerPoint on Classical Greece: Ancient Greece.  Make sure you read over the notes carefully; you can print them out if you like.  If you’re still unclear on the highlights of Classical Greece when you finish with the PowerPoint, please download these chapter notes and review them– the portion on Classical Greece starts with the yellow highlight.  (The earlier portion focuses on the Persian Empire.)
  2. Then, please watch the Crash Course video embedded below:

  3. Once you have finished reviewing the content for the day, get out a blank sheet of paper.  You are going to create a Mind Map, which is a visual means of organizing information using text and illustration.  You will need the content from your PowerPoint to help you complete your Mind Map.  Download the instructions for your Classical Greece Mind Map here— and remember, you should complete the assignment on a SEPARATE sheet of paper (not the instruction sheet), and you MUST use color in your completed work. YOUR COMPLETED MIND MAP IS DUE AT THE START OF OUR NEXT CLASS.

Here are two examples of how past students have organized Mind Maps, but please be aware that the most important aspect of this assignment is that your information be THOUGHTFUL and ACCURATE:

 

 

IMPORTANT: Early Release on 1/22

As you have no doubt learned already, Cobb County schools will dismiss two hours early tomorrow, January 22nd.  I’m sure Twitter is a-buzz.  However, please keep in mind that:

  • You will, as far as we know right now, have ALL of your classes tomorrow, even if they are shortened.  Mr. Horton has just emailed the faculty to let us know that the administration is working on an alternate bell schedule for tomorrow, so you should prepare as you normally would for ALL of your classes.
  • Barring a sudden and unexpected transportation to the planet Hoth, YOU WILL STILL HAVE A READING QUIZ TOMORROW.  Reading quizzes take half an hour; if I have you for thirty minutes, you’re taking a quiz.  Sorry.  (Or should that be #sorrynotsorry?  I get so confused by what The Youth are currently saying.)

If you had planned to stay after school to make up any work, or to attend a club or sporting event, please know that they have all been cancelled, and make your plans accordingly.