Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Countries of the world statistics

Use this site:
http://world-statistics.org/

http://www.nationmaster.com/ or this site http://data.worldbank.org/indicator or this site http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

Find the following information

-top 5 countries in terms of GDP
-Lowest 5 countries in terms of GDP
-Country with the highest population. list the number
-highest and lowest literacy rates
-highest and lowest mortality rates
-Highest and Lowest life expectancy of men and women
-find some other interesting statistics and report them

Think about the following:

What does this data show?
What can we infer about a country based on its GDP, literacy rate, mortality rate?

Current Event Sites

https://newsela.com/
http://www.dogonews.com/
http://gws.ala.org/category/social-sciences/news-current-events
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.bostonglobe.com/

Friday, December 5, 2014

Islam Project

Choice Board and Rubrics can be found here:
https://mrduffhistoryclass.wikispaces.com/Choice+Board+and+Help+Site


Islam Project

Directions:
You will be given a choice of partner, topic, and product for this project. Please choose wisely as this is an important grade for you this term. Choose an aspect of the Islamic Empires or the religion of Islam that we explored in class and make a choice board project to be presented to the class. Keep in mind the driving question for the unit: How has Islam impacted the world? Below are several possible projects. If you have one in mind, please see Mr. Duffany to have it approved.

Timeline for project:
2 class periods of research and preparation of the project.
Presentation will take place on the third class period.

Grading:
Projects will be graded according to the rubrics for the choice board which will be available in class and on Mr.Duffany’s wiki. Please follow them as this is how you will be graded.

Possible Topics: Chapter 9 will help with this

plan a pilgrimage to Mecca
education in medieval islam
Arabic language and numeral system
the Qur’an
Islam for Dummies book
Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem
Islamic scientists
Islamic Golden Age/innovations/inventions (choose 1 and research)
Sharia (Islamic Law)
The decline of the Islamic Empire
Islamic medicine
Islamic Art, Literature, Math
Avicenna
Ibn Rushd
Other ideas need to be approved

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Islamic World in the 1300's response

Please complete for the next class using the readings from class. The readings can be found below. Submit through Google Classroom

Monday, December 1, 2014

White Day classes

For all of the White day classes that met today...if you are able, please attempt the prompt based on the readings today. There will be no penalty if not completed however. We will go over this and discuss in class on Wed. See me tomorrow with any concerns