The Reformation

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: Cornell Notes + Martin Luther

Now that we have finished our lightning fast tour of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, it is time to get into perhaps the most important result of the Renaissance, the Reformation. The Catholic church had long dominated Europe in all aspects of life. However, as people’s thinking started to change based on Renaissance ideas, more and more of them started to question the power and wealth of the Catholic Church. Initially, the Catholic Church was able to crush dissent as it popped up, but eventually one stubborn monk would use the new technology of the printing press to turn Europe on its head. But before we get into the life of Martin Luter, let’s take a look at what caused the Reformation. 

Assignment: Martin Luther: Angel or Devil?

Jump on over to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Martin Luther: Angel of Devil. In the assignment we are going to look at what Martin Luther did and how he was perceived by both the Catholics and the newly emerged Protestants. 

Additional Resources:

Here is a great video that details Martin Luther’s life and his impact on the Reformation. 

What to Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

The Northern Renaissance (cont’d)

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: Finish the Northern Renaissance

We started our exploration of the Northern Renaissance yesterday and today we are going to finish it up by focusing on just a few more paintings and then we are going to get into some examples of literature from famous Northern writers like Erasmus, Thomas More, and Shakespeare. 

Assignment: Art and Literature of the Northern Renaissance Part 1

Head on over to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Arts and Literature of the Northern Renaissance.

As we look at the last couple famous pieces of art from the Northern Renaissance, use the table in part 1 of the assignment to indicate which characteristics of Northern art are present in each piece of art. Once we have finished looking at the last piece of art, head on into part 2 and pick two quotes from famous Northern writers to look at in more detail.  

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

Northern Renaissance

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Northern Renaissance + Cornell Notes

As we have been learning over the past two days, the Renaissance and its new ideas made a big splash in Italy between the years 1350 and 1450. However, it didn’t take long before these dangerous new ideas started to move north into the rest of Europe. Today we are going to learn about how Northern Europe took many of the same ideas started by the Italian Renaissance, but also put their own spin on them to very different effect. 

We’re going to start with some more Cornell notes, so get out your pencils and notebooks, or open up a new google document and let’s see what happened during the Northern Renaissance.

Assignment: Art and Literature of the Northern Renaissance Part 1

Once we are done with our notes, head on over to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Arts and Literature of the Northern Renaissance.

As we look at some famous pieces of art from the Northern Renaissance, use the table in part 1 of the assignment to indicate which characteristics of Northern art are present in each piece of art. Don’t worry about part 2 today, we will cover Northern literature tomorrow. 

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

The Italian Renaissance (cont’d)

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Italian Renaissance Art + Literature

Welcome back to Mr. Hines’ Renaissance museum. Let’s jump back into our tour of Italian Renaissance art where we left off yesterday. Remember, as we discuss each piece of art, make sure you are recording which characteristics of Italian art can be seen in them.  

Assignment: Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance

Go to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Arts and Literature of the Italian Renaissance.

As we look at some famous pieces of art from the Italian Renaissance, use the table in part 1 of the assignment to indicate which characteristics of Italian art are present in each piece of art. Once we have finished looking at all of the art, use the rest of class time to complete part 2 of the assignment. In part 2 you will be choosing a couple quotes from influential Italian Renaissance writers to look at a little more closely. 

What to Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

The Italian Renaissance

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Italian Renaissance + Cornell Notes

Happy Monday and welcome to the Renaissance! Today we are finally shifting our focus to Europe to see how some strange new ideas coming out of Italy are about to turn Europe on its head. Get your notebooks or google documents ready because it’s time for some good old Cornell notes. 

Assignment: Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance Part 1

Once we are done with our notes, head on over to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Arts and Literature of the Italian Renaissance.

As we look at some famous pieces of art from the Italian Renaissance, use the table in part 1 of the assignment to indicate which characteristics of Italian art are present in each piece of art. Don’t worry about part 2 today, we will cover Italian literature tomorrow. 

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

Themes of the Renaissance

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: Finish Safavid Rug + Themes of the Renaissance

Great work on your Safavid Rugs so far, they are looking awesome! Keep up the good work and don’t forget to include elements of all three cultures in your design and make sure they are labeled clearly. Also, don’t forget to answer the two Think About It questions at the end of the assignment. 

Now that we have finished our exploration of the Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids, we are going to switch our focus again to what is going on in Europe during this time period. Starting around the year 1350 in Italy, a new movement was quickly gaining momentum, and spreading throughout the rest of Europe, the Renaissance. Primarily focused on four themes: Humanism, Literature, Education, and Scholarship, the Renaissance in many ways laid the foundations of much of the world that we see around us today.  Today we’re going to explore those themes to get a better understanding of what the Renaissance was all about.

Assignment: Themes of the Renaissance

Grab a piece of paper and divide it up into four sections, one for each of the four themes: Humanism, Literature, Education, and Scholarship.

Next we are going to go through the following Slides presentation step by step, first brainstorming what we think each theme means, then rewriting the official definitions in our own words and finally writing some examples of how we can still see the themes affecting our lives and the world around us today.

To complete the assignment, draw an illustration for each theme to go along with all your writing. 

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

The Safavid Empire

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Safavid Empire

Sandwiched between the Ottoman Empire to the west and the Mughal Empire to the East, the Safavid Empire might not have been the most likely candidate for success. However, thanks to their acceptance of cultural blending in some areas and ruthless suppression of it in others, they were able to build a successful empire between a proverbial rock and a hard place. Today we are going to take a deeper look at what causes cultural blending and what the effects of cultural blending often are.

Assignment: Cultural Blending and the Safavid Empire

Head on over to Google Classroom and open up today’s assignment: Cultural Blending and the Safavid Empire. Use the indicated pages in the class textbook (512-515/632-635) to answer the questions on today’s assignment. 

After completing the questions, it’s time to let your creative side out because we will be creating our own Safavid rug designs!

Here is a copy of the assignment:

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

The Ottoman Empire (cont’d)

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EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Ottoman Empire 

Today we are going to continue our activity learning about the Ottoman Empire. 

Assignment: Ottoman Empire Timeline Activity

Log in to Google Classroom and pick up where you left off on Monday using the text Patterns of Interaction pgs. 507-511 and the provided resource powerpoint.

Option 1: Complete the assignment on the document provided on Google Classroom.

Option 2: Draw the timeline and hand write information on a piece of paper or notebook. Take a clear picture of your work and attach to the assignment in Google Classroom.

Part 1: The Timeline

Resource PowerPoint

Part 2: The Story

Now that we have a list of significant events for the Ottoman Empire, we can put it all together to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Empire. The story will be in the form of an FRQ response. Structure your story so that the P outlines the scope of your story, rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, and the E, A, and S track how it happened:

P (outlines the scope of your story) – Once upon a time the Ottoman Empire rose to power in the Middle East, but then ultimately declined. (Feel free to use this sentence or make up your own.)

E – (Important events in the story of the Ottoman Empire from your timeline) In… [insert several events related to the rise and fall of the empire from your timeline].

A – (Why those events relate to the rise and fall of the empire) These events were important because… [insert your analysis here].

S – (Why the Ottoman Empire is important in terms of the cycle of rise and fall of empires or how the Ottoman Empire was so influential) This is significant because… [insert your own thoughts and ideas here].

Make sure that your answer is at least 8-10 sentences long, and I highly recommend color coding your PEAS to make sure that your story contains all the necessary elements. As always, if you get stuck on any part of the assignment feel free to ask for help.

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.

My AP Registration

What We Did Today

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Obejctive: Register on My AP and discuss AP Test Registration.

EQ: How do I register or opt out of the AP Exam?

Agenda: Register on My AP

We took some time today to get registered on My AP, a student portal that will help you register for the AP Exam, but also take part in practice tests.

We often use this site to take unit tests, so it’s important to create an account!

Click on this link: My AP Create an account. Be sure to write down the info in the reference section of your notebook. You must create an account in order to take tests!

Register for our Class Section with the code I provided in an email I sent to you earlier this week. If you were absent, check your email to get the code. Please set up an account as soon as possible.

What To Do Tonight

Finish up registering for My AP.

The Ottoman Empire

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Nice hat! 😂

EQ: What is a Renaissance?

Essential Skills: 

KC-4.3.II.B Land empires included the Manchu in Central and East Asia; the Mughals in South and Central Asia; the Ottomans in Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; and the Safavids in the Middle East.

I can explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Agenda: The Ottoman Empire

Today we are going to be talking about another Islamic empire, but we are going to shift our focus west from India to the Middle East. One of the longest lasting empires in history, the Ottoman Empire, ruled much of the middle east for over 600 years. 

Although it is little discussed today, the Ottoman Empire had a profound impact on the history of our world. Their capture of Constantinople finally ended the last remnants of the Roman Empire (called the Byzantine Empire at the time) and closed off Europe from the Silk Road. Desire for access to the rich Asian markets would drive European countries to search for alternate routes and ultimately lead to the creation of large trade empires. But now we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Today’s assignment is going to be to create a timeline charting the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. 

Assignment: Ottoman Empire Timeline Activity

Log in to Google Classroom and complete the assignment below using the text Patterns of Interaction pgs. 507-511 and the provided resource powerpoint.

Option 1: Complete the assignment on the document provided on Google Classroom.

Option 2: Draw the timeline and hand write information on a piece of paper or notebook. Take a clear picture of your work and attach to the assignment in Google Classroom.

Part 1: The Timeline

Resource PowerPoint

Part 2: The Story

Now that we have a list of significant events for the Ottoman Empire, we can put it all together to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Empire. The story will be in the form of an FRQ response. Structure your story so that the P outlines the scope of your story, rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, and the E, A, and S track how it happened:

P (outlines the scope of your story) – Once upon a time the Ottoman Empire rose to power in the Middle East, but then ultimately declined. (Feel free to use this sentence or make up your own.)

E – (Important events in the story of the Ottoman Empire from your timeline) In… [insert several events related to the rise and fall of the empire from your timeline].

A – (Why those events relate to the rise and fall of the empire) These events were important because… [insert your analysis here].

S – (Why the Ottoman Empire is important in terms of the cycle of rise and fall of empires or how the Ottoman Empire was so influential) This is significant because… [insert your own thoughts and ideas here].

Make sure that your answer is at least 8-10 sentences long, and I highly recommend color coding your PEAS to make sure that your story contains all the necessary elements. As always, if you get stuck on any part of the assignment feel free to ask for help.

What To Do Tonight: 

Finish up anything you weren’t able to complete in class and catch up on any assignments you are still missing.