Welcome to Mr. Jacobs 2016-2017 Homework Link
Friday, 3/10/17 is Checkpoint #1 = (The first 10 assignments complete plus any other 5) from the list below:
Friday, 3/17/17 is Checkpoint #2 = (The first 10 assignments plus any other 10) from the assignment list below.
Friday, 3/24/17 is Checkpoint #3 = (The first 10 assignments plus any other 15) from the assignment list below.
CHIVALRY Assignment Page Name:____________________ Period:_____
Please read these instructions carefully!!
RECORD MY DUCHY NAME HERE:____________________________________________ (and spell it correctly!!!)’
A. In order to earn "A" for the Middle Ages, I get to complete at least 25 assignments neatly, thoughtfully, and completely.
B. For each assignment, I will be CREATIVE!! Pretend that I am there, PARTICIPATING “IN” the Middle Ages. Do an interview, be a knight, create a letter, make a diary entry, etc. I won't just write a boring report. A boring report WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. I will be PROUD of all my assignments. (And I know I will be in serious trouble if I copy anything from a kid or any source including the internet!)
C. In order to receive full credit, each hand-written assignment will be at least 2 FULL PAGES in length—and in INK.
(Note: A complete assignment on computer will be 1 page if single-spaced and a font size of about 12 or smaller.)
D. Unless otherwise noted, an assignment may only be done once. Each member of the duchy may do each assignment below.
Each assignment is worth 25 wealth.
E. All work must be written in ink or done on computer. I will put my name, period, and the assignment number (in a at the top ) RIGHT CORNER of each assignment I complete. All drawings, “certificates”, and scenes must be colored.
F. On the final day of the game, I will place all assignments in my beautifully neat and well organized packet--with an amazingly creative and beautifully stunning cover (#49 below)---so that I can present it proudly to the Mighty Merlin in order to earn my “A”.
The following 10 ASSIGNMENTS ARE REQUIRED. (“IN” means that I am a participant IN the story that I’m writing):
1. Complete the map of Europe. Label in ink. (Use page 4 in the text.) Color.
2. Pgs. 19-23 in text. Describe, underline: barbarians, Rome fell, Christianity, need for order/protection, Vikings, feudalism, monarch, fiefs, manors, nobles, Duke William. “IN” 2 pgs
3. Using pages 24-29 in text, describe & underline: manor houses, castles, lords’ jobs, women’s jobs, knights, chivalry, peasants’ lives, etc. “IN” 2 pages
4. Pgs. 31-3, 35-7,40: Discuss & underline: Church, center of life; clergy, pope, power of Church, excommunication, pilgrimages, crusades, cathedrals, illuminated manuscripts. “IN”
5. Pgs. 43-45, 48-9, 56-7. Describe, underline: towns, guilds, apprentice, journeymen, disease & leprosy, bleed, crime, Bubonic Plague, black death, impact of plague. “IN”
6. Use pg. 143 in D/K & 153 in Kingfisher: carefully sketch a castle on white page, color, label at least 15 parts of the castle. Not “IN” (unless you want to be!)
7. Complete the 4-paneled story. (Label in ink.) Color the pictures about the Viking invasion during the Dark and Middle Ages that we started in class. Use white paper.
8. Highlight the 4-page handout on the Middle Ages. Take a good set of notes from the slides in class on castles.
9. Create my own Coat-of-Arms. Use blank white paper. Draw a shield; divide into 4+ parts. Draw animals & symbols that are very special/important to me (& my family) to design and create this symbol of my life. Use few words---remember, few people could write in the Middle Ages. Color. Make this something to save! (See pg. 513 in old blue text for actual medieval coats-of-arms.)
10. Write a letter to my duchy teammates, explaining to them all the ways I plan to be helpful, how hard I will work on assignments, how I will help the team make tough decisions, what helpful ways I will try to solve problems, how I will try to not argue, and what I expect of my team. (Spell my duchy’s name correctly here: ________________________________________) 2 pages “IN”
>>>> Use the green assignment page to record all the assignments as I complete them, making sure the Mighty Merlinettes sign my green page as the assignment is paid and collected from me.
>>>I MAY NOW CHOOSE TO DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, in any order I wish: Remember, most assignments must be 2 pages if handwritten, & in ink.
11.Read any of these sections in D/K. Then write a 2 page story: 108: Sack of Rome/ 111: Charlemagne/ 141: Church life/ 158: 100 Years War & Secret Weapon. 142: Battle of Hastings “IN” (each story counts as an assignment)
12. Read any of these sections in KINGFISHER. Write a 2-page story: 82: Barbarians/ 102-3: Monasticism/ 150-151: KNIGHTHOOD! (a good one!)/
178-9 Black Death 150-151: VIKINGS! (another good one!) “IN” (each story counts as an assignment)
13. Text, page 38 & 39: What were education and holidays like in the Middle Ages? “IN” 2 pages
14. Page 46 & 47: What were trade and homes like in the Middle Ages? “IN” 2 pages
15. Page: bottom of 58 & top of 59: Describe my life as (or with) Joan of Arc. “IN” 2 pages
16. Page 54 (bottom)-55 top: Describe the “Magna Carta”, and how it changed history forever. “IN” 2 pages
17. Page 40-41: Describe “your” life as a monk, a friar, or a nun in the Middle Ages. “IN” 2 pages
18. Pages 121-2: Describe my participation on one of the Crusades. “IN” 2 pages
19. Page 298 in the Old Text: (blue). Draw a crusading knight in detail, labeling all the "parts" (in ink). Add my own original sentences and thoughts under some of the labels. (Use white paper from Merlin, not lined paper.) (Color.) (I may do this only once.))
20. Using the information between pages 18-59 of our new text, write 20 "challenge" questions AND their answers, AND the page on which I found each question. (No number or date questions, please.) Each time I write 20 good questions & their answers & the page number on which I found each question, it will count as an assignment. I may write up to 4 sets of questions (80 questions)! (Oh So Mighty and Merlin’s hint to Duchies: divide up these pages between members of your Duchy b/c…)
21. Page 124: Discuss how the Crusades affected Western Europe. 2 pages
22. Choose 20 terms about the Middle Ages (feudalism, chivalry, crusades, etc.) Define them well in my own words, and then use each of them in a clever, intelligent sentence. (Twice.)
23. Page 56. Sketch neatly (on white, non-lined paper), label in ink, and carefully color this map. Be sure to draw the arrows for the spread of the plague. Label the countries & cities in ink. (Add for Merlin's amusement some cute little Viking ships, castles, churches, etc.) (Once)
24. Get a book on "fashion" or costumes from the Middle Ages. Draw the clothing of the Middle Ages for a knight or duke or peasant. (Use white paper.) Color. Remember: Like most assignments, I may only do this assignment Once.
25. Make up a creative story about the knight, the king, and the queen in the tournament on page 27. “IN” 2 pages (Once)
26. Make a LARGE flag or banner of either cloth or paper that I will be proud to hang above my duchy. This flag will be very colorful; have a design or picture of a spiffy castle, coat of arms, scene from the Middle Ages; a slogan; and the name of my duchy on it. (Once)
27. Make one set of 10 beautiful, colorful "battle flags" for my duchy to be used on the War Board. I must bring the straight pins to which I will tape these little flags. My duchy must agree on the colors and design before I do them. (All duchy members’ flags must look the same. Yes, this breaks our rule about not copying! But this is so all your duchy’s flags are the same on the War Board.) I may do this ONCE.
28. Write a script (1+ page) and put on a short (3 minutes+) play, demonstrating through clever dialogue and acting some event during the Middle Ages. Actors must be members of my duchy. Costumes will be a clever addition…...and scenery, too? Anyone who helps write the script & acts in the play will receive credit. Once
29. Make a beautiful and accurate diorama of a scene from the Middle Ages. (Once)
30. AFTER we have played the game for 10 days or so, evaluate "Chivalry": how authentic is it, what is going well for me and my duchy, what problems am I having, what problems are we having as a duchy, what would I do to improve the game, etc.? 2 pages MERLIN WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. Once.
31.Make a cartoon strip of 5 or more panels about any event during the Middle Ages. Color! (Once)
32.Make an editorial cartoon about any event during the Middle Ages. (Remind Merlin to show you some examples.) (Once)
33.Make a good crossword puzzle with at least 20 terms AND definitions ( in my own words) from the Middle Ages. (I will not waste my time making a word search.) (I may do this twice, if I use different words.) Make my own grid, or use the free website “Armored Penguin” to help you. (Make your OWN definitions.)
34.Carefully sketch and then color beautifully (or even paint) any scene from the Middle Ages. (Use white paper.) I may do this once.
35.Write a creative biography about ANY person during the Middle Ages, including Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, King Louis of France, King Richard of England, Robin Hood, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Arthur, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Merlin (I like to read about myself J),etc. 2 pages “In”
36. If the treasurer OR scribe keeps 2 complete, written pages of records of their duchy, we will count it as 1 assignment. (Twice)
37.Using the slides seen in class, describe what I see at Mt. St. Michel. (Remind Merlin to show these slides!) 2 pages
38. Use ANY book on the Middle Ages (Merlin’s, mine, or the library’s)---or the Internet. Read some interesting pages about any spiffy topic concerning the Middle Ages: King Arthur, a castle, armor, crusades, Merlin, Robin Hood, Joan of Arc, etc. Write a 2+page story with me “IN” the story, using information I just learned from the book or Internet site. I may do this assignment as often as I wish, as long as I write about different topics & use several different books or sites for information. “IN”
39.After reading a source on castles, design my own castle, labeling in ink at least 10 different parts. Color the banners, etc. (Use white paper.) (Once)
40.Sketch and color a section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry (use pg. 23 in brown text) or the tournaments (pg. 27, brown text). Use white paper. (Once)
41.Come accurately dressed as a person from the Middle Ages--a duke, scribe, knight, lady--and describe my costume to the class. 2-3 minutes (Once)
42. Look carefully at the castle door in Room 2. Describe the 19 “hidden” objects/creatures: describe where they are, why they were included in this picture of the Mid Ages, what my favorite one was, find any other objects that only I can see, etc. Then to fill up my 2 pages, make up a story about the things in the painting to finish my 2 written pages. (Once)
43.Make "badges" for all members of my group: the duke, treasurer, merchant, scribe, and knight. Each badge should be beautifully colored, identify my duchy, and have the name and title of each person. They can be any shape, but at least 2 inches large. Bring pins or tape so everyone can wear their badge every day. (once)
44. Write my own 25+ line poem about the Middle Ages. Include things I’ve learned about castles, knights, crusaders, etc. (Once)
45.Memorize a poem or "chanson" written during the MA, then present it to the class. (Ex: Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, etc.) It should be about 15+ lines in length.
46.Bring in an instrument or music from the Middle Ages and play it for us or sing it to us, either by myself or with some friends. (Ex: Gregorian Chant, “Greensleaves”, Scarborough Fair etc.) (See Mr. Bixler for help.) (Once)
47. Make a beautiful "certificate of trade" AFTER they have been auctioned off during the second week of the game. Each certificate I make counts as one assignment. I may make a total of SIX that count for my assignments, but each must have a completely different picture AND a different paragraph of information to count. ***Each certificate will include: the title, a beautiful drawing in color, a complete paragraph of information. For the paragraph, include real facts, put into my own words! Write the SOURCE of my paragraph information.) Somewhere on my certificate, be sure to include my name, period and duchy name. Please HAND DRAW the picture; don’t just download from computer. (See examples in class.) Reminder: I may only create the certificate(s) that my duchy has “bought” the right to make from the auction in class. Record here the ones my duchy can make: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
48.Put on a short play about the Middle Ages in French or in Spanish. This should be at least a 1 page script, and take 3-4 minutes to perform. Once.
49.Create a beautifully designed and illustrated cover for my Chivalry Packet. Use medieval creatures, castles, knights, other subjects; color or paint. Make this a wonderful cover of which I can be very proud. It will be the cover for my Chivalry packet. (Once)
50.Read any of the Canterbury Tales and rewrite one as if I were a part of the story. “IN” 2 pages
51.Describe the weapons used during the Middle Ages. (I may wish to illustrate them, too.) Remember: 2 written pages (Once)
52. Write a 2- page story as if I were a kid living in the Middle Ages. Include as many interesting facts as I can; be creative and clever. 2 pages. Twice.’
53. Practice calligraphy in class with the Mighty Merlin. Write a full page in calligraphy AFTER practicing with Merlin in class. Write a letter, a poem in praise of Merlin, the alphabet, etc. Experiment with different kinds of fonts. Use a calligraphy pen (if you can get one), AND special lined paper available from Merlin. (Once)
54.Take an excellent, complete set of notes from Mr. DiMercurio’s (“Brother Dominic’s”) brilliant presentation on Illuminated Writing.
>>>>>>For the following four assignments, go to the malibuhigh.org teacher homework link for Mr. Jacobs, then click “Illuminated writing”. Follow the directions for the assignment, being sure to write a full 2-handwritten pages for each assignment:
55. Lesson on Illuminated Manuscripts 56. Lesson on Illuminated Manuscripts 57. Lesson on Illuminated Manuscripts 58. Lesson on Illuminated Manuscripts
59. Complete the back-to-back page of Illuminated Writing provided by Brother Dominic. Carefully draw and color.
60. Using any of the Illuminated Writing books (in the MHS library), re-create a beautiful page of medieval writing. Use a calligraphy pen. 1 page, but colored and beautifully written in ink.
61. Read part of Mists of Avalon (Bradley), Joan of Arc (Brooks), Doomsday Book (Collins), etc. See Merlin for a special way to earn credit for these fine books.
62. Draw & label a “Venn” diagram, showing at least 12 differences and 12 similarities between the Middle Ages and my world today. For the 12 differences and 12 similarities, write out at least a sentence of explanation, not just 1 or 2 words. Once.
63. Write a 2-page summary describing the many differences between us today and life in the Middle Ages. Once
64. Read ANY of these sections from the great World In Transition book, available in class. (These are all great stories!) Write a 2-page story, including the interesting information you find: Vikings, pgs. 103-7; Plague, pgs. 108-15; Women, pgs. 118-23; Children’s Crusade, pgs. 124-7; Armor, pgs. 131-4. “IN”
65. Check out from our library any of these great books & write a 2-page story from the info: Marco Polo, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Dante, and Chaucer. 2 pages. IN
66. Write 2 pages of thoughtful Cornell notes on any section of any of Merlin’s books on the Middle Ages. Include 5 high-level questions. I may do this 4 times.
67. Participate in a dinner/evening at “Medieval Times” in Buena Park’. Write 2 pages on your experiences, describing how accurately the MA were represented. I
68. Make up at least 10 “nicknames” that truly apply to myself: Jade the Artistic, Jake the Jubilant, Jessica the Fierce Cat, Dana the Cheerleader, Tom the Athlete, etc. On white paper, calligraphy your 10 nicknames into 10 separate “banners” or “flags”, and add colorful flowers, designs, and unicorns. Once.
69. Sketch, color, and write an interesting’ paragraph about any 10 mythical medieval animals. (Dragons, unicorns, griffins, assorted gargoyles, etc.) Once.
70. The last week of the game, ask Merlin how to make the “We Won Chivalry Certificates”! Once.
****71. Make up my own assignment about the Middle Ages. (These may NOT be more drawings, pictures, or illustrations, however.) NO models or weapons of any kind. Sorry! Have Merlin approve my own project BEFORE I do all the work, too.
>>>To find information, type into “Google” or “Bing” or “Ask Jeeves” or “Yahoo” the term “Middle Ages”, and then whatever topic about which you want information: kings, castles, Black Plague, etc. .>>>Another good site is: “Medieval-life.net”
DUE MONDAY FEB. 13th, 2017
China/Japan Packet will consist of the following : Stapled (bound) and in order:
PACKET IS DUE MONDAY, FEB. 13th, 2017 (same day as exam)
ALSO HAVE COMPLETED MAP READY FOR TURN IN - BUT NOT PART OF PACKET
China Review Questions
Japan Notes for Packet and Exam
ANCIENT CHINA: (Not mandatory to complete, but very helpful!!)
1. Briefly describe the term “dynasty”. 180
2. Why were the trade routes to China important? *What is the “Silk Road”? What “stuff” was traded? 206, & map on 206 Who was Marco Polo?
3. How do the Mongols affect ancient China? 184, 208-9
4. Describe the person we know as Confucius. 183
5. What were the main ideas of Confucius? 183
6. Why were the ideas of Confucius so important to Ancient China? 183
7. Use the map we sketched to explain how the Himalayas, the flat northern plains, and the ocean in east would affect the history of China.
8. Describe 10 of the most important discoveries and inventions—and their importance-- of ancient China. 196-203
MEDIEVAL JAPAN: (“Mt. Fuji Notes” - Mandatory!!)
MONDAY DECEMBER 12, 2016
ISLAM EXAM AND "GUIDE"
1) Unit EXAM for Arabian Peninsula
& ISLAM - MONDAY, 12/12/16
MY GUIDE TO ISLAM will contain the following items:
_____A. Map 1 of Arabian Peninsula (Zones) ____B. Map 2 of Islamic Expansion
_____C. Camel sketching with labeling
_____D. Arabian Peninsula Travel Story & ( TYPED paragraph about importance of location)
_____E. Story of Muhammad
_____F. Story with Islamic terms
_____G. Great accomplishments of Islam
_____H. Five Pillars
_____I. Compare Shi’ite to Sunni (1/2 page)
_____J. Arabic language NAME
_____L. ***5 things I will never forget of ISLAM
NOTE CARDS FROM CLASS:
(FRONT SIDE OF CARD)
Describe the desert of the Arabian Peninsula (where Islam begins) (3)
(BACK SIDE OF CARD)
· Hot during day, cold at night
· Very little rain
· Windstorms bring blowing sand
(FRONT SIDE OF CARD)
What are the adaptations (how humans learn to fit in) to the desert? (3)
(BACK SIDE OF CARD)
· NOMADS move often
· Must find OASES for water
· Wear long robes, headdresses to keep sand from eyes
(FRONT SIDE OF CARD)
What are NOMADS?
(BACK SIDE OF CARD)
· People who continually move, searching for grass for their animals
· Live in tents so they can move easily, quickly
(FRONT SIDE OF CARD)
Describe an OASIS (3)
(BACK SIDE OF CARD)
· A place where water bubbles up, water available, plants can grow
· Nomads can stop wandering, become SEDENTARY
· Can build homes & villages, grow crops
(FRONT SIDE OF CARD)
What does the term “SEDENTARY” mean?
· To settle and live in one place.
Describe the environment of the Coastal Plains. (3)
· Rocky cliffs and flat plains
· Damp, moist
What does the term “irrigate” mean? (1)
· To bring water to a dry place for farming
Explain the Mountain Environment (3)
· Changing altitudes
· Fertile land
What are 3 main adaptations to living in the mountains?
· Houses of mud bricks
Explain the idea of a “terrace” (2)
· Cutting into the side of a mountain to make flat spaces to grow crops
Muhammad was born in what year? (1)
In what holy Muslim city was M born?
· Makkah (Mecca)
What is a “prophet”? (2)
· A person sent to earth as a “messenger of God/Allah”.
· Ex: Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad
Describe Makkah in the time of M: (3)
· No farming
· A wealthy trading city
· Abraham had built the Ka’ba (w/ statues of many gods)
When M was sent out into the desert, what did he learn? (1)
· Arab traditions, such as being kind to strangers, homeless or orphans
What special name was M given b/c he was so honest & trustworthy?
Where did M receive Allah’s message?
· While he was in a CAVE in the mountains
In the cave, the angel Gabriel told M he was to (2):
· Be the messenger of Allah
· RECITE Allah’s words
Explain M’s Night Journey: (3)
· M taken to Jerusalem
· M “met” Jesus & Abraham & Allah
· (The DOME OF THE ROCK was built on this place)
The battle between M and Makkah
· M leaves Makkah & forms an army
· Makkah eventually surrenders to M
· M destroys the statues of the many gods in the Ka’ba
#? What do Muslims call their House of Worship?
· Mosque (w/ towers called “minarets”)
#? What is the “Qur’an”? (2)
· The Muslim holy book.
· It’s the most widely read book in the world b/c Muslim kids learn to read from it !
#? List 4 similarities between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity:
· all 3 are monotheists
· Abraham an important prophet for all
· The same God
· The city of Jerusalem is holy for all 3
#? The term “jihad” means to
· strive or struggle in life to become better
#? Terrorists use the term “jihad” to mean
· holy war against non-believers
#? What does the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” mean?
· God is most Great!
#? What does Ramadan celebrate?
M receiving messages from Allah.
#? What is a “hajj”?
· A holy pilgrimage or peaceful journey to Makkah, made once in a lifetime.
1. City Building and Architecture:
· mosques, palaces, city of Baghdad
2. Scholarship and Learning:
· schools; libraries;
· translation of Greek, Persian, Indian, and Chinese texts; philosophers such as Al-Kindi and Ibn Sina
3. Science and Technology:
· study of zoology and astronomy,
· underground wells, water wheels
4. Geography and Navigation:
· travel writing, calculation of Earth’s circumference;
· algebra, zero, Arabic numerals;
· the discovery of bacteria as the cause of infection,
· The Canon of Medicine;
7. Bookmaking and Literature:
· bookmaking, epic poems, storytelling,
· Arabian Nights, Sufi poetry;
8. Art and Music:
· decorative art, geometric designs, arabesque,
· calligraphy, fine textiles, conservatories;
FALL SEMESTER 2016
Africa Unit Packet Due FRIDAY 11/4:
1) 2 Maps 1. Political & 2. Climate
2) Chapter 12 terms and questions.
3) Chapter 15 terms and questions.
4) 6 review paragraphs
5) Gods Must be Crazy Note sheet
6) Notes from Brooks our Safari Guide Visitor from Africa!
7) One typed Paragraph of what impresses him about the lives of the Bushmen of the Kalahari (last question from Gods Must be Crazy note sheet.)
AFRICA EXAM 11/2 and 11/3
Maps: Political/Physical - 27 Countries and other places
yes know spelling
Geography Terms Quiz Friday Oct. 7th, 2016
1st EXAM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 9/21 and 9/22 - 2016
Unit One – Know Your Home
WORLD MAP Identifications (ID’s)
Know where ALL of these places are located to earn an ‘A’ and more importantly gain WISDOM about the world we live in.
Seas and Gulf Miscellaneous
12. North Sea 35. Lake Victoria
13. Baltic Sea 36. Equator
14. Mediterranean Sea 37. North, South, East, West
15. Black Sea 38. The City of Mecca
16. Caspian Sea 39. The City of Jerusalem
17. Red Sea 40. The United States
18. Persian Gulf 41. Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
*Ex. Cr. Seattle, Washington - USA (The home of Pearl Jam)
24. Mt. Everest
25. Mt. Kilimanjaro
33. Cape Horn, 34. Cape of Good Hope
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