Agenda: Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi

Learning Targets:
* Understand the steps involved in the "Dynastic Cycle"
* Explain the transformation between the Qin and Han Dynasties.  How did the Han differ from the Qin?
* Understand the geography of Japan and how it influences the culture and tradition of the country.

We will watch and discuss CNN Student News today.  This is a sad time in our country because of the terrible tragedy in Arizona.

1.  Collect Human Rights Packet.  Discuss the agenda for the week - Tue - Homework, Wed/Thu - Quiz, Friday - Test Chapters 3, 8, 16, & 22 China & Japan.
2.  Review the "Dynastic Cycle" and finish Ch. 3 & 8 China with the Silk Road, Han Dynasty and the Great Wall of China.  Can you see the Great Wall from space?
3.  Introduce Japan from Chapter 3 and 8.  We will focus on the geography of Japan and how it impacts the life and culture there.

If you want to practice for the vocabulary quiz on Wed/Thu, here is some help:

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