Sunday, January 30, 2011

Marie Antoinette

Hey everyone! Sorry for the late post!

Today we learned about the conditions in France directly before the French Revolution. First, we learned about the Old Regime, divided up into estates in which the poorer classes picked up the economic burdens of the country. Second, we learned about the extreme poverty and starvation occuring during the late 18th century. Lastly, we learned of the spending habits of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette during this period.

Everyone knows the story of Marie Antoinette. She has always been represented negatively throughout history, although many of it may be unjustified. For homework, you are to read the article I gave in class on Marie Antoinette. When you are done reading, write a paragraph arguing whether you believe the attacks on Marie Antoinette are justified or were they exagerrated throughout history. Good luck!

~Mr. Mazur

P.S.- You may also want to brainstorm ideas for your comic book project. Remember that you only have your next class to complete it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Enlightenment Ideas and America homework

Hey everyone. Today we went over the causes of the American Revolution. Please read carefully what your homework is (the classes are different).

Period 7/8 (B Day): You are to read the Bill of Rights and explain what Enlightenment ideas are shown in it.

Period 9/10: You are to read the Declaration of Independence and explain what Enlightenment ideas are shown in it.

Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur

Friday, January 7, 2011

Applying Enlightenment Ideas

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend!

I wanted to remind everyone to complete the homeowork assignment about applying Enlightenment arguments to school or national issues. Please make sure you read the directions on the assignment. You need to write two paragraphs and use the ideas of two Enlightenment philosophers.

Also, remember that we will be having a quiz on Thursday (B Day) and Friday (A Day) Make sure that you study! Now would be a great time to start!

Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Mazur

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hobbes and Locke Comparison

Hey everyone! Today we debated the ideas of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. For homework, you are to make a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the ideas of these two philosophers.

Remember, I want you to compare and contrast their ideas. Please do not put that they were both from England or they both were philosophers. That is just stating the obvious.

Again, we will be having a quiz on absolute monarchs, the Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and the American Revolution next Thursday (B Day) and Friday (A Day). Please make sure you start studying. If you need help with anything, please email me, see me during co-curricular, ask me to stay during lunch, or see me after bus duty.

Also, the midterm schedule for me is below these comments. Please start studying. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE BECAUSE THAT WILL NOT HELP. The study guide will be given to you next week. A good way of studying is to review some of the old tests that we took, look at whats in your notebook, and use flashcards! If you do not know a term, put it to the side to go over again!

Thursday, January 20, 9/10 A Day exam (1:10-2:50)
Monday, January 24, 7/8 B Day exam (1:10-2:50)
Tuesday, January 25, 7/8 B Day Exam (1:20-2:50)

~Mr. Mazur

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Religion v. Science: A Day homework

Hey everyone! Today we discussed the controversy between the feud between the Catholic Church and science during the Scientific Revolution. For homework, you are to research a scientific fact or observation that is disputed by religion. I want you to find the article, read it, analyze it, and bring me one paragraph on how you think the issue should be handled. A good example of a scientific principle that is disputed is evolution.

You must staple the article to the paragraph and hand it in on Thursday.

Have fun and email me if you have any questions!

~Mr. Mazur

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sermon Against Scientists: B Day homework assignment

Hey everyone. Today we learned a little more about the scientists of the Scientific Revolution. We learned that the Catholic Church hated these new ideas and openly condemned them (as shown in the case of Galileo). For homework, you are to write a 3-paragraph sermon against at least 3 different scientists that we read about or we learned about in the Scientific Revolution. Your focus is to prove to people in the sermon that these scientists are wrong and that they are a threat to the religion. Be creative and make sure you follow the directions!

Good luck!

~Mr. Mazur