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All homework is due the day after it is listed. For example: The assignment posted on Tuesday is due Wednesday, etc…..Unless otherwise specified……..
Monday – TODAY – QUIZ on Bloom’s Taxonomy handout, words under the EVALUATION section only. Sentences using 6 words from each section are due today. This was started in class last week, but if students did not finish; please make sure the work is completed by Monday.
Monday night’s homework – – In the homework section of your binder or typed if you prefer and placed in the binder or folder, answer GQ’s on Stone Ages and Early Culture (Guided Questions) 1 – 3.
The following information could help you with tonight’s homework or at least until our workbooks come in :)
HUNTERS and GATHERERS – Hunter gatherers, with or without a dash, is the term used by anthropologists and archaeologists to describe a specific kind of lifestyle: simply, hunter-gatherers hunt game and collect plant foods (called foraging) rather than grow or tend crops. The hunter-gatherer lifestyle was what all human beings followed from the Upper Paleolithic of some 20,000 years ago, until the invention of agriculture about 10,000 years ago. Not every group of us on the planet embraced agriculture and pastoralism, and there are still small, relatively isolated groups today who practice hunting and gathering to one extent or another.
Hunter-gatherer societies vary in many respects: how much they relied (or rely) on hunting for game versus foraging for plants; how often they moved; how egalitarian their society was. Hunter-gatherer societies of the past and present do have some shared characteristics. In a paper for the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University, which has collected ethnographic studies from all types of human societies for decades and ought to know, Carol Ember defines hunter-gatherers as fully or semi-nomadic people who live in small communities with low population densities, do not have specialized political officers, have little defines hunter-gatherers as fully or semi-nomadic people who live in small communities with low population densities, do not have specialized political officers, have little status differentiation, and divide up required tasks by gender and age.
Remember, though, that agriculture and pastoralism weren’t handed to humans by some extraterrestrial force: the people who began the process of domesticating plants and animals were hunter-gatherers. Full-time hunter-gatherers domesticated dogs, and also maize, broomcorn millet and wheat. They also invented pottery, shrines, and religion, and living in communities. The question is probably best expressed as which came first, domesticated crop or domesticated farmer?
Vocabulary quiz on Bloom’s Taxonomy list, SYNTHESIS section, this Friday. Start studying now.
Tuesday – Answer GQ’s, 4-6
Wednesday – Answer GQ’s, 7-8
Thursday – Answer GQ’s, 9 – 10
Friday – QUIZ today on the terms under SYNTHESIS from the Bloom’s Taxonomy handout
TEST ON UNIT 1, STONE AGE AND EARLY MAN – Tuesday, August 28. Use GQ’s as a study guide and all notes from documentaries, class activities, and handouts.
Friday – Sunday – ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND !
8/13 – 8/17
I enjoyed meeting everyone who came to the parent meet and greet last night. We had a great turn out. Your children are off to a great start!
All classwork that is not finished during the allotted time must be completed for homework and presented the following day.
Monday, August 20 – Quiz on vocabulary from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Use your sentences and skits/poems/rap’s etc….to study. Make sure you finish your sentences (6 from each category on the pyramid sheet) by Monday. (You will be given time in class and your advisory to work on your sentences. Be able to use each work on the pyramid in a sentence in addition to the meaning of each term.
The quiz on Monday will be on the words from the EVALUATION section only.
Please see attachments below of handouts the students received on group work and Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Links to Packets and Handout