We started by learning with the four ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Yellow River, and Indus Valley. We used NoodleTools to help us organise our notes, that were based on the eight strands of a civilization. The strands are: Stable Food Supply, Social Structure, Government, Religion, Arts, Technology, Writing, and Geology. For each ancient civilization we researched and piled our notes into NoodleTools. After we had researched about the initiations, we picked one artifact or aspect from any of the four civilizations, and went deeper into it. Then we made a video and found images that match our aspect or artifact. I picked Hatshepsut, the first woman pharaoh of Egypt. I found images of her and put them into my video. Then we made a plaque about our aspect that explained a little bit of the research we did. We listed the strands of a civilization that our aspect matched too, and also wrote about their life. We learned how to cite our sources by scanning the barcode behind the books, and putting the link of the website at the end of our document, or notecard on NoodlTools.
Sources: Ancient Egypt and the near East: An Illustrated History. New York, Marshall Cavendish Reference, 2011
Dell, Pamela. Hatshepsut: Egypt’s First Female Pharaoh. Minneapolis, Compass Point Books, 2009
A couple of my strengths in organising are making sure that I have everything and am not leaving anything behind. For example, if I am doing my homework, I know that I need to put my iPad in my backpack because I write notes to myself on my hiteboard or in my agenda. I also put things in places where I can see them and find them easily. For example, in my locker I put my odd day books on one shelf, and even day books on the other. These are a few things that I think I do well in organisation.
A few things that I can improve in organising are, checking my calendar for notes or emails more often. I can also improve by setting remeinders for summative and formative assessments and also make sure that I double check my backpack for all my notebooks or other materials.
One goal I have for the rest of the year is to be able to keep my locker and iPad apps and notebooks and notes organised. It helps to get things faster, and it makes sure that I do not leave anything behind.
I hope I can keep my goal up!!!!!!!
1. What did you learn in this class?
I learned a lot about India through research projects. The projects were interactive and thats what made it very fun. For example, I made a Kahoot, and played others kahoots.
2. Write about the projects you made in this class.
I made a movie about Gandhi’s life which was one of my best projects from this class. I also made a poster about Delhi that was really fun.
3. Write about the field trips you went on in this class.
The field trips I went on this year were really fun. I enjoyed the metro ride and our trip to Dilli Haat the most. I also enjoyed going to Gandhi Smriti and learning about the Father of the Nation of my host country!
1. How is the host exploratory helping you in understanding host country historical background architecture, culture and traditions?
This exploratory is helping me learn about India because we are learning a new phrase each class period. We are also doing a lot of research projects about Delhi and India.
2. Express your views about the field trips you have been a part of so far.
I really liked the field trips because there were a lot of opertunities to learn about the culture of India. Also we got to go with our friends!!!
3. Describe one of your most exciting memories from class.
One of my favourite memories from class was to make my Kahoot!!!