Prehistory--anything that happened before written history. We know about prehistory from artifacts, legends and myths, and pictures.
BC-- Before Christ. All events that happened before the birth of Christ are called BC.
AD--Latin for 'Anno Domini', meaning 'year of our Lord'. This is the year Jesus was born. All events that happened after the birth of Jesus are known as having happened in AD.
BCE---a new, politically-correct term for measuring time that means 'before current era'. It does not use any religious event, but means simply 'number of years before this year'.
- Tuesday, September 11
- Main Idea: We owe it to ourselves and others to do our best in the life we are given. Any less cheats the future.
- Epitaph: a short saying on a gravestone that tells something about the person buried there.
- Obituary: a short summary of a person's life that appears in a newspaper. It contains:
- when, where born
- parents, siblings
- interests and contributions
- location of funeral services and suggested gifts or memorials
- On Tuesday, we also had a lesson on 9/11/2001. We talked about causes of the attacks, how the attacks were planned and unfolded, and how they affected the U.S.
- Wednesday, September 12
Friday, September 14
Title: Fact, Opinion and Propaganda
Main Idea: If you are unable to distinguish fact from opinion, you let others think for you and you will be fooled often.
- Fact--A statement that can be proven. "Blue is a color."
- Opinion--a statement that cannot be proven. "Blue is the best color."
- Propaganda--the spreading of opinions and beliefs to sway or brainwash those who hear it.
- Source--Where one gets one's information (paper, TV, internet)
- Snopes.com--a website devoted to correcting false stories and propaganda
1. Glittering Generalities--using vague or broad statements that appeal to everybody. "I love America so vote for me."
2. Card-Stacking--only telling facts that benefit your side of the argument
3. Plain Folks--Trying to convince others that you are just like them
4. Symbol Transfer--Show yourself with a symbol that is atractive and have it rub off on you
5. Bandwagon--peer pressure. Be like everybody else.
Product Placement--companies pay huge sums of money to have their products placed in movies and television shows. You see these and subliminally desire the products because you see them as glamourous.
Four aircraft, all large commercial jets selected for having full fuel loads (bound for West Coast).
Four hijacking teams, trained in Afghanistan by Al Queda and Osama bin Laden, at Taliban camps.
Two planes departed from Boston, one from Newark, NJ, and one from Washington Dulles.
Hijackers were trained to fly planes in the United States.
Hijackers took over planes with box cutters and threats of bombs.
Passengers called family on ground with cell phones.
Two planes hit World Trade Center towers.
One plane hit Pentagon in Washington, DC.
One plane was crashed after passengers took control from the hijackers.
Over 3,000 dead total in attacks, both in buildings and on planes.
Forensic work to identify remains took months.
Tons of debris had to be sifted.
Response by FAA and military was slow.
Pres. Bush invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and we are still active in those nations.
We killed Osama bin Laden earlier this year.
9/11 led to increased security in the U.S. and more government supervision of the lives of citizens and visitors
Review Sheet for Test, given to students on Tuesday, September 18. Test is Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Students will go over review sheet on Tuesday in class and should study Tuesday evening for test.
Study Guide Test One----Morris 2012
Test One will be a short comprehensive test given on Friday, September 15. It will cover all of the following material.
Know the following for success:
· Fact and Opinion
iv. Types of propaganda
v. Ways to differentiate if something is fact or opinion
iv. Prime Meridian
1. Given two points on a map, student will be able to determine the straight-line distance between them using map scale.
ix. Compass Rose
1. Cardinal Directions
2. Intermediate Directions
3. Determining direction when only N is listed
x. Plotting Latitude and Longitude
1. Given latitude and longitude, student will give the city located there
2. Given a city, student will plot its latitude and longitude
· September 11, 2011