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Interwar Research Project

Interwar Research Project

World War I was an event that changed the way that people in many nations thought about a number of different things. After the war, some people wanted to remember the war in order to prevent it from happening again. Other people preferred to distract themselves with new ideas in the sciences, art, music, and with cultural movements that they believed would move the world forward, rather than looking back. This assignment will require you to perform research and write a short thesis paper regarding developments in science, art, music, or culture that took place during the Interwar Period.

Recommended Databases

Recommended Websites

  • NoodleTools
  • Turnitin
  • The Library of Congress: American Memory
  • The Business of America and the Consumer Economy (1908-1935) - Once available only to the elite, automobiles became more affordable with the mass production of the Model T. Scientific management designed to increase efficiency and production resulted in higher wages and more leisure time. The rise of the automobiles led to more gas stations and motels. Other automobile companies joined the industry with different colors and installment plans. Investigate the trickle down theory of economics to justify tax cuts to the rich, and protective tariffs to make American goods cheaper to buy. Prosperity became part of the American Dream as consumerism dawned and advertising spread. Soon, it all crashed.
  • Becoming Modern: America in the 1920s - Examine how the 1920s were different from the decades before and after. Looking back from nearly a century later, the beginning of the Modern Age seems both familiar and old-fashioned. Bobbed hair, forbidden dances, and women's sports were seen as a little too modern by some. Political cartoons, newsreels, animations, and subway posters provide a glimpse back in time. The automobile evolved from a luxury item to mass production. Radio evolved from military to household use. Airplanes evolved from entertainment to a travel option. The Roaring Twenties was seen as a Golden Age until the Stock Market crashed.
  • America in the 1930s - This web site features America in the 1930's. The purpose of this site is to shed light on the 1930's and to focus on its importance in American thought and culture. You can learn about this famous decade by exploring one of the five sections on this site, which are: on film, in print, on display, on the air, and through the timeline.

Important Documents

Bombard

Historical Diary

Historical Diary Research Project

Assignment

Note-Taking Strategy

Sample Notecard


Resources: Books

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate resource list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.


Resources: Databases

Daily Life Through History
(username: shslibrary)

Exploring the Middle Ages
(username: shslibrary)

Ancient and Medieval World
(username: shslibrary)

World Book Student Online Encyclopedia
(username: simsburyps)

World History in Context
(ID="school password")


Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castles on the Web: Photo Archive - English Castles is an image gallery of English castles. Some include brief historical facts about the castle. Beware to cite the image and look for modern conventions (i.e. cars, modern houses, people in modern clothing) to evaluate a photo before using it.
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series, Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

Thesis Paper

Issues in a Global World

You will write a 4-6 page thesis paper (typed, double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font) that is intended to convince members of the United Nations to hold a particular viewpoint about a critical issue in our modern world. Your position must be supported with in-depth research, not just your own opinions, and you must include a list of works cited that contain at least five sources with at least one of each of the following: print source, website source, database source. A list of questions that your paper may answer will be provided.

Assignment: Research Paper Assignment 2017


Recommended Books

You may search the school library's online catalog of print and electronic materials by clicking the appropriate Destiny @ School or Destiny @ Home links. We suggest browsing our Resource Lists for collections of print materials focused on a particular topic or subject.

You may also search for print materials using the online catalog for the Simsbury Public Library. You may borrow these books with your public library card.


Recommended Databases

Daily Life Through History
(Username: shslibrary)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
(ID = "school password")

SIRS Researcher
(Username: shslibrary)

World History in Context
(ID = "school password")


Research in Context
(ID = "school password")

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
(Ask teacher or library media specialist for log-in)

SIRS Discoverer
(Ask teacher or library media specialist for log-in)


Online Resources

You can search for suggested academic websites related to your chosen topic by using the WebPath Express feature in Destiny.

CARRDSS Website Evaluation (video)

CARRDSS Evaluation Tip Sheet

CARRDSS Presentation

NoodleTools

Turnitin

Curtiss

Medieval Research

Medieval Project (Middle Ages Snapshot)

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clciking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series, Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

Assignment

Historical Fiction…Everyday snapshots of a Medieval Culture

Grading Rationale for Everyday snapshot of a Medieval Culture


You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

Medieval Occupations http://members.tripod.com/hkcarms/occ.html

Renaissance Art Research

Assignment

Renaissance Magazine Article

Developing a Research Question (Video)

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to access online information about your artist. You may use any database, but the following are recommended:

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books about your artist and his work. Use the Visual Search tab to locate books about Renaissance Artists.

Resources: Free Internet

Use the WebPath Express feature in Destiny and/or any of the following web sites:

deVecchis

Historical Diary Research Project

Assignment

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate resource list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Databases

Daily Life Through History
(username: shslibrary)

Exploring the Middle Ages
(username: shslibrary)

Ancient and Medieval World
(username: shslibrary)

World Book Student Online Encyclopedia
(username: simsburyps)

World History in Context
(ID="school password")

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castles on the Web: Photo Archive - English Castles is an image gallery of English castles. Some include brief historical facts about the castle. Beware to cite the image and look for modern conventions (i.e. cars, modern houses, people in modern clothing) to evaluate a photo before using it.
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series, Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

Evans

No library lessons posted at this time.

Gesualdi

Aztec, Inca, Maya Exhibit Brochure

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Use Destiny to find books about your people and their empire. Use the WebPath Express option on the left to search for credible preselected websites on your topic.

Recommended Software

You will be using Microsoft Publisher to create a colorful, double sided, single page brochure. You may not hand in 2 separate pages.

Recommended Free Internet

Aztecs


Mayans

  • Maya Ruins - Provides and overview of the extent of Mayan Territory; it also includes photos, maps, and historical information.
  • Mesoweb: An Exploration of Mesoamerican Cultures This site is "devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Teotihuacano, Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and others." Find photos, map, animations, videos, rubbings of Maya sculptures, and an illustrated encyclopedia.
  • Collapse of the Maya Civilization - A site full of information over the collapse of the Mayan civilization.
  • Ancient Mayas - All about ancient mayan culture- with several links.

Incas

Ancient Mesoamerica

Realms of the Sacred in Daily Life: Early Written Records of Mesoamerica:Explores shared aspects of Mesoamerican culture, including daily life, the role of sacrifice, and the ritual ball game.

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations - This site compares and contrasts several different mesoamerican civilizations.

Ancient Civlizations - A general overview of different ancient civilizations.


Assignment: World Civilization I-II The Maya, Aztec, and Inca


Capital Punishment

CRIMINAL LAW AND JUVENILE JUSTICE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT POSITION PAPER

Capital Punishment Outline

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Use Athena to locate books on your topic. Click on Visual Search. Click on the Capital Punishment icon.

Recommended Software

Use Noodletools to cite in MLA format and/or to take notes electronically. Use http://www.rapidcite.com to cite in Chicago format.

Recommended Free Internet

http://www.streetlaw.com

Assignment

For this assignment, you will be required to write a 2-3 page persuasive paper on the following topic: Do you support or oppose capital punishment?

As you research information on capital punishment, pro and con, be sure to consider the issues listed below. Do not, however, limit your research to these issues. The issues listed below simply provide a starting point from which you can begin to acquire information.

1. Statistical information on death row inmates:

  • number of "innocent" persons that have been on death row -
  • number of juveniles, women, insane, mentally-challenged presently on death row
  • average IQ of inmates on death row
  • number of poor on death row
  • "racial" breakdown of death row inmates
  • number of "victims" of violent crimes

2. Also consider the following issues:

  • the relationship between deterrence and capital punishment
  • the relationship between retribution and capital punishment
  • the cost associated with keeping inmates on death row
  • the constitutional issue regarding "cruel and unusual punishment" (the methods of execution)
  • the appeals process as it relates to capital punishment
  • the competence of both prosecutors and defense attorneys
  • Brainstorm a strategy
  • List the sources
  • Gather the sources
  • Take notes
  • Combine the information

Sources: A works cited page should appear at the end of your essay. The sources you consult should be listed in proper format. Your research should reflect an integrated number of sources not only from the Internet, but from print sources as well. Attention should be given to the most recent information, particularly regarding the collection of statistical data.

Parenthetical Documentation:Sources that require documentation should be cited using parenthetical documentation. Papers without documentation will not be accepted for credit and will receive a grade of zero.

Assess the product and the process: Evaluation

Content
1. Introduction and conclusion
2. Clearly stated position
3. Clearly stated and developed arguments with sufficient supportive evidence (Students should not only discuss arguments supporting their position, but students should also identify and explain why arguments for the opposing side are not credible.)

Mechanics
1. Double-spaced typed paper
2. Proper format-Title page
-Proper margins
3. Sentence structure/delivery
4. Grammar, spelling, punctuation
5. Proper use of works cited page and parenthetical documentation

Papers that are not handed in at the beginning of the period on the day they are due will not be accepted for full credit.

This paper should reflect the sole effort of the individual student.

DUE DATE:

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS:

Case Brief

Click here to download the word document: Case Brief

Constitutional Issues

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Use Athena to locate books on your topic. Click on Visual Search for some constitutional issues bibliographies.

Resources: Software

Use Noodletools to cite sources used, to take notes electronically and to generate a MLA "Works Cited" page.

Resources: Free Internet

Assignment

Family Law/Tort Law

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Use Athena to locate books on your topic.

Resources: Software

Use Noodletools to cite sources used, to take notes electronically, generate an annotated bibliography and to generate a MLA "Works Cited" page.

Resources: Free Internet



Assignment

Medieval (Middle Ages) Research

Resources: Databases

Daily Life Through History
(Username: shslibrary)

Exploring the Middle Ages
(Username: shslibrary )

World Book Student Online Encyclopedia
ID= "school password"

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clciking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castle Wales
  • Castles on the Web: Photo Archive - English Castles is an image gallery of English castles. Some include brief historical facts about the castle. Beware to cite the image and look for modern conventions (i.e. cars, modern houses, people in modern clothing) to evaluate a photo before using it.
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French chevalfrom the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series,Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

News Commentary

Click here to access news commentary form.

Renaissance Artists

As curator of a museum, you are hosting a special exhibit on Italian and Northern Renaissance art at your museum. A curator is the person in charge of the museum’s collections. As part of the exhibit, you plan to include a brief slide show with images and information relating to the artists.

Renaissance Artist Presentation

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to access online information about your artist. You may use any database, but the following are recommended:

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books about your artist and his work. Use the Visual Search tab to locate books about Renaissance Artists.

Resources: Software

You will be using Google Classroom to submit a shared presentation about your artists and artwork.

Resources: Free Internet

Use the "Web Express" feature in Destiny and/or any of the following web sites:

Jeffers

AP Economics: Poverty Project

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to search many SHS databases simultaneously. Make sure to explore the topic features in:

Recommended Books

Go to Destiny. Click on Power search. Search by keyword. Check "include online resources." Online resources tab accesses database results. Library materials tab accesses book results.

Recommended Software

Use NoodeTools for parenthetical documentation and to create your "Works Cited" page. You may take notes electronically.

Resources: Free Internet

Assignment

Poverty and the inequitable distribution of wealth and resources is a given. What is important is to understand why it happens, how it affects society and what can be done about it. The purpose of studying poverty, or any topic for that matter, is not to condemn nor excuse it, but to ascertain the facts as well as to determine which solutions work and which ones do not achieve a degree of progress that will make the solution worthwhile.

The class will be divided into four groups. Each group will have one area of focus that they will research and then create a presentation that will be delivered to the rest of the class. Research will be done using the scientific method and quantification of data should be completed as carefully as possible. All assertions must be supported by solid factual evidence. Anecdotal evidence is fine, but you must demonstrate that it is the rule and not the exception.

Groups

What are the causes of poverty in the United States? What evidence demonstrates that these are the root causes and not merely the surface manifestations of poverty and inequality? What are the demographics of the poor? Who are they? What historical trends can be observed?

What programs and policies (public as well as private) have been used over the course of US history to address the problem? How successful have those attempts been? Which ones work for resolving the actual root causes? How many just address the surface issues? What has been done in other countries to address their issues of poverty and inequality? How successful have those programs been? Could something along these lines be done in the United States?

What issues exist in the United States in terms of healthcare and medical costs? What are the origins of the current practices and what are the positives and negatives? What have other countries done to address these same issues? What are the positives and negatives of those practices?

What are the effects of discrimination in the US economy? Consider the different forms of discrimination as well as statistical discrimination, in looking at its impact on the US economy. Also look at discriminatory practices over time and see what long term as well as current short term impact they have had. Are there certain industries, sectors of the economy, geographic regions or socio-economic areas where discrimination is more or less pronounced?

The questions posed are intended only as a starting point and not the entirety of the project. You must develop some of your own questions once you begin the research and delve into the topic. Each group will submit one 3-4 page written report (typed, double spaced in size 12 font) as well as a 20 minute presentation to the class. Each part of the project is worth 40 points.

Search Google effectively using the strategies you have been taught.

Aztecs, Mayans, Incas, Explorers

Age of Discovery - Aztec

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Go to Athena. Click on Visual Search tab. Click on the Aztec icon to view a list of recommended titles.

Recommended Software

You will be using Microsoft Office PowerPoint as your presentation tool. You will be taking all your notes in the "note field."

Recommended Free Internet

Ancient Mexico: maps, gods, conquest, timelines, history
http://www.ancientmexico.com/

The Ancient Aztecs
http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/

The Aztecs/ Mexicas
http://www.indians.org/welker/aztec.htm

Nahuatl Language of the Aztecs
http://www.indians.org/welker/nahuatl.htm

Aztecs
http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/latam/aztec.html

Aztec Calendar
http://www.azteccalendar.com/introduction-to-the-aztec-calendar.html

Social Organization of the Aztecs
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/nahuatl/organiza.html

Aztec Physical Appearance
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/nahuatl/physical.html

Aztec Personal Cleanliness
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/nahuatl/cleanlin.html

Aztecs Cosmetics
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/nahuatl/cosmetic.html

Aztec Warfare
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/nahuatl/warfare.html

Law in Mexico Before the Conquest This site explores Aztec and Mayan law through images and brief overviews of topics such as warfare, courts, attorneys and judges, property law, family law, punishment, drunkenness, and slavery. Includes a small collection of annotated links on Aztec, Mayan, and other Mesoamerican civilizations. From the Jamail Center for Legal Research, University of Texas School of Law. http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/rare/aztec/

Mesoweb: An Exploration of Mesoamerican Cultures This site is "devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Teotihuacano, Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and others." Find photos, map, animations, videos, rubbings of Maya sculptures, and an illustrated encyclopedia. http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?tn=1title,description,publisher,creator,allTags,keywords,extra_words,searchableid&tv=mesoweb&ss=1

Realms of the Sacred in Daily Life: Early Written Records of Mesoamerica:Explores shared aspects of Mesoamerican culture, including daily life, the role of sacrifice, and the ritual ball game. http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?tn=1title,description,publisher,creator,allTags,keywords,extra_words,searchableid&tv=sacred%20life&ss=1

The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame Explore the Mesoamerican world and the history of this ancient ball game from over 3000 years ago. here is a timeline displaying what was simultaneously occurring around the world. http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?tn=1title,description,publisher,creator,allTags,keywords,extra_words,searchableid&tv=ballgame&ss=1

Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Accounts of the first meeting between Cortez and Montezuma and of the Tenochtitlan massacre, from 'The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico' (Beacon Press 1962). Part of Prof. Paul Halsall's Internet History Sourcebooks.http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/aztecs1.html

Lesson: Age of Exploration - Aztecs

You will be researching information about the Aztecs and their society. You will need to find out about their history as well as their culture. You will need to find out about where they came from, what they did, as well as what impact they had on their neighbors.

Moreover, you will need to find out about their culture. What religious practices did they follow? What was their system of writing and language: What did they contribute to the world (For what were they known?)

Each slide must include an image to support the descriptions of the topics below. Your PowerPoint presentation must include:

  • 1. A map of their area
  • 2. Description about their contributions and achievements
  • 3. Description of their religion
  • 4. Description of their lifestyle and how their community was organized
  • 5. Description of their written language
  • 6. Description of their weapons
  • 7. Description of their food, clothing and housing
  • 8. Description of their government
  • 9. Description of their tools and technology

You must place the descriptions in the note field of your presentation, not on the slide.


Age of Discovery Assignment

Age of Discovery Checklist

Modern Africa

Resources: Databases

Culture Grams

Resources: Software

You will be creating a 3 column, double sided document using Microsoft Publisher. The storyboard for this is included in the assignment. You will also be citing your source.

Crew and the Ship

AGE OF EXPLORATION RESEARCH PROJECT

Assignment: The Crew and the Ship

You will be researching information about what the life of a sailor was like during the Age of Exploration (1200'2-early 1600's). You will want to find out about what it was like to be sailing on the ship, how you would have spent your time, what kind of training and knowledge you needed to be a sailor, as well as why you became a sailor.

You will also be researching the boats that they used. You will need to know the names of the different types of sailing vessels as well as what their characteristics were. You will need to find out what equipment was on board, as well as the size and layout of the ship.

Your power point presentation will include:

  • Pictures / drawings of the actual ships (labeled if possible)
  • Imagers showing the layout of the ships
  • Pictures / descriptions of equipment the crew required for sailing
  • Descriptions of the foods sailors ate while they were at sea, including the variety and quantities.
  • How sailors spent their time on boards--what were their duties, what did they do for free time, what were their quarters like
  • Explanation of why people became sailors
  • Definitions of all terminology used

The Mariners' Museum Age of Exploration On-line Curriculum Guide
http://www.mariner.org//educationalad/ageofex/

For pictures of the interiors and exteriors of ships, food and activities on ship go here http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/activities.php

Kids Domain: Columbus Day
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/columbusday.html

Discoverers Web
http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/

Decades Wiki Project

Assignment

Your group will be creating a Google Presentation and wiki page on a selected decade. Use the resources below to help with research and note-taking.

Resources: Databases

Recommended Books:

Go to Destiny. Click on Power search. Search by keyword.

Recommended Software

  • Use WikiSpaces to create your group's wiki page. Log in with the same student ID and password that you use to log into school computers.
  • Use NoodeTools for parenthetical documentation and to create your group "Works Cited" page. You may take notes electronically using the notecard feature.
  • Use Google Docs to create your group presentation.
  • Insert videos by searching YouTube for historical, cultural and music videos to embed within your Google Presentation.

Economics: Banking and Federal Reserve Project

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to locate books. Click on Visual Search. Click on Banking and Federal Reserve icon.

Resources: Free Internet

Assignment: Banking and Federal Reserve Project

The purpose of this project is to enhance your understanding of the functions and purposes of a central bank (the Federal Reserve), how fractional reserve banking operates and also a current and significant issue, in banking today. The fiduciary system in the United States today is the product of experience as well as carefully crafted legislation to produce a system that ensures a stable money supply (and thus the stable purchasing power of the dollar) and ensure the potential for long term growth within the economy.

This project will require you to apply concepts learned in class to events that are occurring. Although economics as a discipline may appear abstract and theoretical, all of the concepts and ideas are based upon the analysis (often quantitative) of actual events. All economic models are the result of something that has happened.

Group 1 Bear Stearns and the credit crunch

  • What has happened with credit in general?
  • What happened at Bear Stearns in particular?
  • Will there be any impact in commercial banking?
  • Which parts of the market have been affected? Which have not?

Group 2 Federal Reserve policy

  • What is the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy?
  • What has the fed been doing recently/ which of its tools has it used?
  • What indications has it given for future action?

Group 3 Banking industry/home mortgages

  • How do mortgages work for both the borrowers and the lenders?
  • What has been happening with mortgage foreclosures over the past year?
  • What has caused (root causes) this to happen?
  • How has this impacted banking and borrowers (people)?
  • Is there a need for banking reform?

The questions posed are intended only as a starting point and not the entirety of the project. You must develop some of your own questions once you begin the research and delve into the topic. Each group will submit one 3-4 page written report (typed, double spaced in size 12 font) as well as a 20 minute presentation to the class. Each part of the project is worth 40 points.

Economics: Corporate Profile

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to locate books on or about your company.

Resources: Free Internet

Economics: Economists and Their Theory

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to access online information about your economist. You may use any database, but the following are recommended:

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books about your economist and his work. Use the e-Book link on the library page to access electronic books.

Resources: Software

You will be using Noodletools to create a "Works Cited" page. You may use any word processing program.

Resources: Free Internet

Use the "Web Express" feature in Destiny to locate recommended web sites about your economist.

Assignment

Economics: International Trade

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Use Destiny to locate books on your topics

Recommended Software

Use Word to format a two column document for your video script.

Recommended Free Internet

Elements of a Video Script

Task

Research a topic in international trade with your partners. Your team will create a video broadcast showcasing your new knowledge.

Time line:

  • Research
  • Research
  • Completion of Script
  • Taping

Economics: Research Project

Assignment

Economics Research Project

Apply analytical skills and economic knowledge you have developed towards analyzing a recent event or situation (Within the past five years if not current).


Resources: Databases

Resources: Online Newspapers

Resources: Internet

Final Review

Assignment: Final Exam Review ~ Jeopardy

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Go to Destiny. Click on Visual Search. Click on the icons for any subject you studied this year in World Civilization.

Recommended Software

Use the Jeopardy Gameboard template after creating your questions and answers for the game.

Recommended Free Internet

Use the web links recommended from the database publishers.

Assignment

Your team will construct a jeopardy game to help the class review for the final exam. There will be three different teams, each one with a different section from the final.

Topics

  • Protestant Reformation / Scientific Revolution
  • Enlightenment / English Civil War
  • French Revolution

As a team, you will produce a Jeopardy game using the template on the network.

Game

  • Your game must be organized into five categories, just like the ones we have played in class. That means that all questions in a given column must have some connection among themselves.
  • In addition all members of the groups must know the questions and answers so you can run the game effectively; knowing when some one has given you a correct versus an incorrect answer.

Grade

Game is together and can be played by June 3 ______/10 points

  • nothing missing by end of class on June 3
  • this is an all or nothing grade

Game is organized _____/ 40 points

  • answers and questions match and are correct
  • each category has a name (title)
  • all questions in a category have a connection
  • there is a final jeopardy question and answer
  • two points off for each mistake

Team played a trial run of their game on June 4 ____/10 points

  • this is an all or nothing grade

Game is appropriately challenging / helpful ____/30 points

  • answers are not trivial
  • clues are taken from review packet
  • two points off for each answer/question that is trivial or poorly worded or confusing

Team members are knowledgeable _____/10 points

  • all members know all questions and answers
  • if an incorrect answer is given, team members know it without revealing the answer (other team gets a chance to steal)
  • two points off for each time a team member fails to know a correct/incorrect answer

Total ____/100 points

French Revolution

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Go to Destiny. Click on Visual Search. Click on the French Revolution icon.

Recommended Free Internet

Elements of a Video Script

Use the links recommended by the databases.

Assignment

Working in small groups, you will compile, edit and present a "newscast" of something that might have been on the evening news at the time of the French Revolution itself, as well as the events leading up to and those proceeding from the revolution itself.

You could:

  • Interview members of the Third Estate as they form the National Assembly
  • Cover the storming of the Bastille
  • Sit down for a one-on-one interview with Napoleon, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette or some other well known person
  • Report on the progress of the war

The key is to use your imagination as well as apply your knowledge of the history of the time period.

Preparation: This is where I must sound a note of caution. A project like this has many small pieces (research, script, who will be doing what, etc) that need to be synchronized and planned for well in advance in order for the final product to be solid. Therefore it is important that all members of the group be clear on their assignments and faithfully executes them according to the prescribed timelines. When it is time to film, everything must be done and in place!

The pieces: Each group must have a script that clearly indicates who is saying what. The script must contain cues for any visuals, and the visuals must be saved in a separate file, preferably as a jpeg.

The proper format for the two files should be as follows:

  • The script should be saved as last names of group members, per 3 script
  • The images should be saved as last names of group members, per 3 images

Timeline:

Thurs.5/29 Scripts and Images are done, ready to film ____10 points (This is an all or nothing grade)

Fri. 5/30 through Wed. 6/4 Film your segment ____/10 points (This is an all or nothing grade)

Thur. 6/5 1)Turn in one completed script per group _____/35 points

(These points will be the grade for the script itself, not the fact that it was handed in on time)

{10% will be taken of for each day script is late}

2) Editing video

Frid. 6/6 Enjoy watching video _____/40 points

Video itself is worth the 40 points

Medieval Letter Research Project

Assignment

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate resource list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Databases

Daily Life Through History
(username: shslibrary)

Exploring the Middle Ages
(username: shslibrary)

Ancient and Medieval World
(username: shslibrary)

World Book Student Online Encyclopedia
(username: simsburyps)

World History in Context
(ID="school password")

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castles on the Web: Photo Archive - English Castles is an image gallery of English castles. Some include brief historical facts about the castle. Beware to cite the image and look for modern conventions (i.e. cars, modern houses, people in modern clothing) to evaluate a photo before using it.
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French chevalfrom the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series,Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.


Medieval Towns and Cities

Recommended Databases

Assignment: MEDIEVAL TOWNS AND CITIES

Name:___________________________________

Object:

The goal is to learn about how a town or city came to be, what resources it had, and what people did in it.

Towns/Cities to choose from:

London, Paris, Cologne, Genoa, Venice, Florence, Milan, Troyes, Brussels, Oxford, Amsterdam, Naples, Constantinople, Lyon, Chinon, Bruges

Information to discover:

1.Location

Country:

What is near it (water, routes, physical characteristics):

2.History

Why was the city founded?

What types of trades/activities occurred there originally?

Are there any unique facts about the town/city?

Mings

Age of Discovery: Mings

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Go to Destiny. Click on Visual Search tab. Click on the Ming icon to view a list of recommended titles.

Recommended Software

You will be using Microsoft Office PowerPoint as your presentation tool. You will be taking all your notes in the "note field."

Recommended Free Internet

Condensed China: Chinese History for Beginners An overview of Chinese history, from the origins of Chinese civilization through the early 1990s. Includes bibliography. http://condensedchina.com/

The Glory of Chinese Printing Containing hundreds of images, this extensive exhibit details the significance of printing in China, tracing its development from block printing to the invention of movable wood type, brass plates, and two-color techniques. Available in English and Chinese. The site may load slowly but is worth the wait.
http://www.cgan.com/english/english/cpg/indexen.htm

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization "The goal of this 'visual sourcebook' is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society." Features a timeline with links to information and images, and essays on topics such as ancient tombs, Buddhism, clothing, and gardens. Includes maps, discussion questions, and bibliographies. From the University of Washington.
http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations Provides basic information and links for the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, and the Pacific Northwest Coastal Indians, with an additional section on Early Man. The information is suitable for elementary students, and there are lesson plans and classroom activities for teachers. Created by two social studies teachers.
http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html

The Silk Road This site provides information on the history, culture, and development of the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea, from the early times to the present day. It discusses the rise and decline of the Silk Road as well as the impact of the Mongols and other foreign influences. Includes photos and a bibliography. Created and maintained by a China enthusiast (and research scientist).
http://www.ess.uci.edu/~oliver/silk3.html

Lesson: Age of Exploration - Mings

You will be researching information about the Mings and their society. You will need to find out about their history as well as their culture. You will need to find out about where they came from, what they did, as well as what impact they had on their neighbors.

Moreover, you will need to find out about their culture. What religious practices did they follow? What was their system of writing and language: What did they contribute to the world (For what were they known?)

Each slide must include an image to support the descriptions of the topics below. Your PowerPoint presentation must include:

  1. A map of their area
  2. Description about their contributions and achievements
  3. Description of their religion
  4. Description of their lifestyle and how their community was organized
  5. Description of their written language
  6. Description of their weapons
  7. Description of their food, clothing and housing
  8. Description of their government
  9. Description of their tools and technology

You must place the descriptions in the note field of your presentation, not on the slide.


Photostory 3: Enlightenment

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Go to Destiny. Search for books on your person or event.

Recommended Software

Use PhotoStory 3 to produce a movie that tells a story about the people and/or events you researched.

Recommended Free Internet

Use the links recommended by the databases.


Assignment: PhotoStory 3 Project

PhotoStory 3 Project Groups


Renaissance Art Research

Assignment

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to access online information about your artist. You may use any database, but the following are recommended:

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books about your artist and his work. Use the Visual Search tab to locate books about Renaissance Artists.

Resources: Free Internet

Use the WebPath Express feature in Destiny and/or any of the following web sites:

Research Question Article

Formulating a Research Question

This assignment builds off of the skills we have been developing on previous projects. This time you will formulate your own research question. The research question is what you are trying to find out or prove about your topic. Remember, a good research question is:

1) broad enough that it requires sustained research because it does not have a simple answer,

2) and it also drives the research itself because it encourages you to think about your topic in ways that lead to other questions that you will answer as part of answering the research question itself.

Your research question can come from any of the units we have done since the Renaissance, so you can choose a topic from:

  • Age of Exploration / European sailors
  • China
  • Africa
  • Reformation
  • Scientific Revolution

Assignment Resources

Recommended Databases

Scientific Revolution: Annotated Bibliography

Recommended Databases

Use Destiny to access online information for your annotated bibliography. You may use any database to locate your information, but the list below includes the various databases we have used thus far in the library media center.

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books in our library media center. Remember, you can get additional information about each book by clicking on the cover of the book.

Resources: Software

You will be using Noodletools to create your annotated bibliography. You will create citations and then complete the annotation by typing a brief summary about what information is in the source and why it is helpful to you, the researcher. Annotated bibliographies are not written in the first person, so no use of the pronoun "I."

Resources: Free Internet

Use the "Web Express" feature in Destiny to locate recommended web sites. You can alos use any recommended sites from the databases as well as Google books and Google Scholar.

U.S. History Thesis

U.S. History Thesis

Resources: Databases

Databases: Simsbury High School

American History

SIRS Decades

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Navigate to --> Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

  • Introduction to the Gilded Age
  • The Gilded Age
  • Introduction to the Progressive Era
  • The Progressive Era

Discovery Education – Video database; you will have to log in

Databases: iCONN

U.S. History in Context – Browse topics or use a keyword search. This database includes reference sources, primary sources, news items, featured content, videos, audio file, images and related topics.

Biography in Context

Discovering Collection

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "Public List" tab. Click on the "U.S. History Thesis" list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "Public List" tab. Click on the "U.S. History Thesis" list. Click on the "Online Resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

American Memory Timeline (Library of Congress)

Access to Archival Databases - The National Archives (Primary Sources)

The Digital History - An Online American History Textbook

Links are in chronological order, so scroll down past “Reconstruction.”

U.S. History

Links are in chronological order, so scroll down to #36 Gilded Age through #47 Old Values vs. New Values.

IMPORTANT:

Click on the “Online Resources” tab in the “U.S. History Thesis” resource list in Destiny for other useful web resources.

Additional web sites:

Assignment

U.S. History Thesis Guidelines*

*Please print as DUPLEX or DOUBLE-SIDED!*

U.S. Presidents

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny. Click on Resource List titled Presidents. Click on the "library materials" tab.

Resources: Software

You will be using PowerPoint to create a Face Book page. Use the note field for your narrative. Use Noodletools to create a "Workd Cited" page, then copy and paste the "Works Cited" page onto a slide.

Resources: Free Internet

Assignment

Martocchio

Ancient Greek Orientation

Resources: Recommended Databases

Search Destiny to locate databases which contain your term. The following are recommended:

Recommended Book

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch REF 973.03 HIR

Recommended Software

You will be using Noodletools to create a citation and print out a "works cited" page.

Resources: Free Internet

  • Follow the links recommended by Destiny OR
  • Search Google using this phrase etymology of (your term) OR
  • Use the Online Etymology Dictionary


Orientation Handout

Ancient Rome/Time Capsule

Time Capsule on the Roman Empire (PowerPoint)

Recommended Books:


Use Destiny to search for books on your topic. Use the Resource list in Destiny to locate recommended titles.

Recommended Databases:

1. Daily Life Through History
2. History Resource Center

Recommended Software:

Use Noodletools to create a "Works Cited" page. Use the One Search feature in Destiny to search all our databases.

Recommended Internet Sites:

Use the Resource list in Destiny to access recommended web sites. Use the Web Express feature of Destiny to search other web sites. Use these web sites on Ancient Rome

Assignment: Introduction

It is 476 and Rome is under attack from the Visigoths. Emperor Romulus Augustolus has given you the task of preserving Roman artifacts. You'll need to obtain pictures of artifacts that tell you something about life in the Roman Empire. He also wants biographies of famous Roman rulers. Once you gather these artifacts you will place them in a time capsule which will be buried in the center of the city with the hope that future generations will uncover it and be able to appreciate all the glory of the Roman Empire. Emperor Romulus has emphasized that all things selected must be good examples of Rome's past; therefore you will need to justify your selection. If you cannot do this task you will be sent to the front lines to face the Visigoths. You must not fail your emperor. Infantry duty awaits.

Tasks

  1. 1. You will work in a group to create a time capsule containing artifacts from the Roman Empire. Your time capsule is in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. 2. As a group you will discuss your virtual time capsule with the class and justify all the artifacts presented in your virtual time capsule. In your justification, you might want to include information about some of topics listed below.

Definition: An artifact is a relic, a work of art, an object that is representative of a civilization. You cannot find the real artifact but you can find a picture of an artifact.

Technology Tips:

  • Have a title slide with the names of the group members.
  • Have at least one picture of one artifact per slide.
  • Limit text to labeling of picture.
  • Create notes in the note field for each slide for your group presentation to the class so that you can use to justify why you included the artifact in the time capsule.
  • Have at least ten (10) artifact slides for each group that is working on one of the following categories.
  1. Political Achievements
  2. Roman Society
  3. Roman Economy and Technology
  4. Roman Culture, Art and Music
  5. Religion


You will need to export and print a "Works Cited" page using Noodletools as a source citation tool.

Click on these links for other technology tips:

Potential presentation information for Political Achievements

Political achievements include: war, maps, emperors, and laws. Political achievement is about government. Give a brief biography of a famous ruler stating what makes them significant and the dates that they ruled.

Describe an important battle and state why it is important.

Potential presentation information for Roman Society

Society includes how people lived: food, clothing, and housing. Society includes what people do for fun and what they do for work. Describe popular forms of Roman entertainment. Your description should include sports and games. Describe the social classes. Describe food. Describe clothing. Describe housing. Describe the different experiences of boys and girls growing up concerning expectations, jobs, education.

Potential presentation information for Roman Economy and Technology

Economy includes money, buying and selling, and trading. Describe life in Rome and tell why it was a wealthy city. Describe what products were traded, describe trade routes and state the countries traded with the Roman Empire. Find examples of money

Potential presentation information for Roman Culture, Art and Music

Describe how Roman sculptures were made in terms of material and technique. Include the different subjects of the sculptures. Include a Roman painting. Include examples of Latin literature. Include an example of Roman architecture. Find out about Roman glass. Describe Roman music.

Potential presentation information for Religion

Describe Roman mythology. Find out about gods and goddesses. Include information about religious rituals. Describe the Pantheon's architectural features and why it was built

Roman Empire Time Capsule PowerPoint Score Sheet

Medieval

Medieval Project (Middle Ages Snapshot)

Resources: Databases

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clciking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series, Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment



Assignment

Historical Fiction…Everyday snapshots of a Medieval Culture

Grading Rationale for Everyday snapshot of a Medieval Culture


You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

Medieval Occupations http://members.tripod.com/hkcarms/occ.html

Renaissance Artists

Resources: Databases

Use Destiny to access online information about your artist. You may use any database, but the following are recommended:

Resources: Books

Use Destiny to find books about your artist and his work. Use the Visual Search tab to locate books about Renaissance Artists.

Resources: Software

You will be using Microsoft Publisher to create a double sided, single page brochure. You may not hand in 2 separate pages.

Resources: Free Internet

Use the "Web Express" feature in Destiny and/or any of the following web sites:


Assignment: Renaissance Artist Brochure

Renaissance Artist Brochure Scoring Sheet

U.S. History Thesis

U.S. History Thesis

Resources: Databases

Databases: Simsbury High School

American History

SIRS Decades

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Navigate to --> Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

  • Introduction to the Gilded Age
  • The Gilded Age
  • Introduction to the Progressive Era
  • The Progressive Era

Discovery Education – Video database; you will have to log in

Databases: iCONN

U.S. History in Context – Browse topics or use a keyword search. This database includes reference sources, primary sources, news items, featured content, videos, audio file, images and related topics.

Biography in Context

Discovering Collection

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "Public List" tab. Click on the "U.S. History Thesis" list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny. Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "Public List" tab. Click on the "U.S. History Thesis" list. Click on the "Online Resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

American Memory Timeline (Library of Congress)

Access to Archival Databases - The National Archives (Primary Sources)

The Digital History - An Online American History Textbook

Links are in chronological order, so scroll down past “Reconstruction.”

U.S. History

Links are in chronological order, so scroll down to #36 Gilded Age through #47 Old Values vs. New Values.

IMPORTANT:

Click on the “Online Resources” tab in the “U.S. History Thesis” resource list in Destiny for other useful web resources.

Additional web sites:

Assignment

U.S. History Thesis Guidelines*

*Please print as DUPLEX or DOUBLE-SIDED!*

McKay

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Osborne

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Rogers

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Russell

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Interwar Research Project

Interwar Research Project

World War I was an event that changed the way that people in many nations thought about a number of different things. After the war, some people wanted to remember the war in order to prevent it from happening again. Other people preferred to distract themselves with new ideas in the sciences, art, music, and with cultural movements that they believed would move the world forward, rather than looking back. This assignment will require you to perform research and write a short thesis paper regarding developments in science, art, music, or culture that took place during the Interwar Period.

Recommended Databases

Recommended Websites

  • NoodleTools
  • Turnitin
  • The Library of Congress: American Memory
  • The Business of America and the Consumer Economy (1908-1935) - Once available only to the elite, automobiles became more affordable with the mass production of the Model T. Scientific management designed to increase efficiency and production resulted in higher wages and more leisure time. The rise of the automobiles led to more gas stations and motels. Other automobile companies joined the industry with different colors and installment plans. Investigate the trickle down theory of economics to justify tax cuts to the rich, and protective tariffs to make American goods cheaper to buy. Prosperity became part of the American Dream as consumerism dawned and advertising spread. Soon, it all crashed.
  • Becoming Modern: America in the 1920s - Examine how the 1920s were different from the decades before and after. Looking back from nearly a century later, the beginning of the Modern Age seems both familiar and old-fashioned. Bobbed hair, forbidden dances, and women's sports were seen as a little too modern by some. Political cartoons, newsreels, animations, and subway posters provide a glimpse back in time. The automobile evolved from a luxury item to mass production. Radio evolved from military to household use. Airplanes evolved from entertainment to a travel option. The Roaring Twenties was seen as a Golden Age until the Stock Market crashed.
  • America in the 1930s - This web site features America in the 1930's. The purpose of this site is to shed light on the 1930's and to focus on its importance in American thought and culture. You can learn about this famous decade by exploring one of the five sections on this site, which are: on film, in print, on display, on the air, and through the timeline.

Important Documents

Medieval Research Project

Assignment

Resources: Books

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "library materials" tab on the top right of your desktop. You will then see titles of recommended books.

Resources: Databases

Daily Life Through History
(username: shslibrary)

Exploring the Middle Ages
(username: shslibrary)

Ancient and Medieval World
(username: shslibrary)

World Book Student Online Encyclopedia
(username: simsburyps)

World History in Context
(ID="school password")

Resources: Free Internet

Go to Destiny.Click on the Resource List tab. Click on the "public list" tab. Click on the appropriate medieval list. Click on the "online resources" tab on the top right of your desktop. Names of recommended sites on the web will be followed by annotations explaining what type of information is available at the site. Clicking on the title will take you directly to that website.

Comprehensive sites / General indexes

Philosophy / The Church/ Religion

Castles / Knights / Chivalry

  • Castles on the Web Glossary of terms
  • Castles on the Web: Photo Archive - English Castles is an image gallery of English castles. Some include brief historical facts about the castle. Beware to cite the image and look for modern conventions (i.e. cars, modern houses, people in modern clothing) to evaluate a photo before using it.
  • Castle Learning Center includes sections on castle types, construction, and daily life.
  • Chivalry Chivalry is derived through the French chevalfrom the Latin caballus. The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time.
  • Medieval Siege This is the companion Web site to the NOVA program which broadcasted on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series,Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
  • Life in a Castle Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian featured in the NOVA film "Medieval Siege," talks here about everyday life in a medieval English castle, giving a sense of how lords and ladies, archers and engineers, cooks and carpenters lived their lives behind castle walls.

Daily Life

  • Middle Ages: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? The pageantry and the peasantry. An online exhibit inspired by a video series on the Western Tradition.
  • Medieval English Towns History of several particular towns, plus a great bunch of links to other boroughs, background on medieval towns, fiefdoms and daily life.
  • GodeCookery.Com This site includes authentic recipes for beverages, breads, cakes, pastries, cheese, dairy, eggs, desserts, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, pastas, meat, nuts, poultry, soups and sauces.
  • Medieval Gastronomy Online exhibition from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Footwear of the Middle Ages To the end of the 16th C.
  • Laws and Punishment The basic principle of the law was that 'denial is always stronger than accusation', so, in most cases, the defendant would be allowed to bring forward an oath to prove his innocence.

Science / Technology / Warfare

Literature/Music/Drama/Games/Entertainment

You will need to know where people lived, i.e. a manor, town or castle, to be able to describe what their home and daily life was like. Click here to see a list of where people lived. Determine whether the person was a commoner or a noble.

Middle East Thesis Paper

You will write a 3-4 page thesis paper that is intended to argue your particular viewpoint about a world issue. Your position must be supported with in-depth research, not just your own opinions, and you must include a list of works cited that contain at least four sources.

Assignment

Recommended Databases

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Recommended Websites

Roman Emperors Presentation

You will have an opportunity to learn more about ONE of the major emperors of the Roman Empire. You will research the emperor with a partner, and create a short Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation to share with the class in a 3-5 minute presentation.

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(To access from home, ID= School Password)

Recommended Websites

Important Resources

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