Friday, 22 May 2015

Socials 8-1 and 8-2: Test prep

Today we started by creating an ending to this prompt:

"The Age of Exploration was..."

This forced us to synthesize all of our learning into a concise single idea. I suggest this is a difficult but useful exercise to test your understanding in any topic you study in the humanities (courses such as English and Socials).

Next, we watched a short clip on Barthalomew Dias and reminded ourselves about the technology and innovation involved in the construction and sailing of a caravel. We then watched two short videos that showed the ocean paths of trade ships and whaling ships in the 1700s and 1800s. We noted that winds and currents helped determine the seasonal trade routes.

On Monday you will have your test:

Page One 
1) Match ten terms to their sentences, and 
2) Fill in the blanks for five sentences.

Pages Two-Three 
Answer ten multiple choice questions.

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