Today we started our new unit on the Renaissance (we will work on current events for our next two classes, and then return to the Renaissance). I am going to treat this unit differently than the others. I will pre-publish the study guides so that you can work at your own pace. After the recommended work is competed, students will have an opportunity to work on some self-directed inquiry focused on an aspect of the unit that interests them the most.
Today I issued 1) the Introduction reading and map; 2) a reading on money; and 3) a study guide on the Italian City States.
Since students will be working independently, there is no specific homework tonight. However, some students owe the castle design project and the Japan unit final activity (for Ms. Wagner).