Happy Friday!

That’s two weeks down, and sixteen to go!

You don’t have any assigned homework this weekend, but do remember that:

  • The Unit Two reading guide and vocabulary assignment is already up on the Unit Two materials page, and
  • Your Unit One reading quiz corrections are due on Monday, August 17th at 4:30 PM.

Also, if you’re confused about the process for writing the comparative essay we discussed today in class, please check the Writing Materials tab, and look in the section under Comparative Essay.  There are a few video resources as well as a copy of the generic rubric and the PowerPoint we used today in class.

Egypt and the Indus River Valley!

No homework tonight, guys!  (Well.  There’s always the unit reading.  And quiz corrections.  And you could probably stand to start reviewing for the Unit One test on Thursday.  But there’s no assigned homework, so that’s something at least.)

Today we finished up talking about ancient Egypt through the Old Kingdom.  If we didn’t get to it in class, you might like to watch the Crash Course episode on this subject as a means of review:

We also began working on identifying the major political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic accomplishments of the Indus River Valley civilization by comparing what various AP World History textbooks have to say on the subject.  We’ll be finishing this up tomorrow, and then moving on to China.

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Remember, if you were absent for the reading quiz on Friday, you need to schedule a make-up with me as quickly as possible.  Everyone else: you have until Monday, August 17th at 4:30 PM to get your quiz corrections completed.

Happy studying, guys!