Students completed curriculum for the first term Friday by taking the Geography Unit test. I was happy that they did well, with most students receiving B’s and A’s for their scores. This understanding of geography will help them as we study ancient civilizations for the next three terms. Next week we will look at how time is measured in history (B.C./A.D.) and then view the geography of Mesopotamia which is considered the “cradle of civilization” for western civilizations.
Since this is a very short week because of in-service, Veteran’s Day, and a grading workday, students will be full of anticipation and excitement as the holiday season nears. However, it seems our ancient world history holds their attention. It is new and novel for them. This term we will be studying ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) and ancient Egypt. Sometime soon ask them what they are learning. I think it will surprise you what they will know.
Below are pictures of students hard at work thinking during the test.