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October 23

posted Oct 23, 2012, 6:05 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 23, 2012, 10:39 AM ]
Today's the due date for Assessment 3.  
Complete the assessment and turn in a copy that Mr. Knowles can edit using the class DropBox by midnight tonight. 

Here are some links that should help you complete the assessment on time if you haven't already completed it:

HOW TO ORGANIZE/STRUCTURE YOUR ASSESSMENT
Open a Google Doc called "Assess3Outline" to help you review your notes, organize your ideas, and begin planning the language you'll use in your assessment.
Open the scoring rubric that will be used to score your assessment and preview the key points and ideas there. 
(It's a view only template, but you can make a copy for yourself if you like).

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS if you need to go back and review material
October 17: Homework assignment review, Middle Ages & Agriculture (132-135)
October 16: World Book Online assignment about the development of coins and currency. 
October 15: African Civilizations (98-102)
October 10/11: Principles of Economic Reasoning & Hunters/Gatherers > Farming
October 8: Finding the author of web pages (and the web pages were about the history of money)

VOCABULARY TERMS that you should know and use in your assessment
barter, abundance, choice, commercial capitalism, consequences, costs, currency, debasement, incentives, money economy and opportunity costs.  
Use them in your assessment whenever you can. 

If you have decided to use information from the handout on hunters & gatherers becoming farmers with the principles of economic reasoning, here is the information you'll need to include on your list of works cited. 

Lee, Richard B. and Irven Devore, eds. "Which Would You Rather Be, A Nomadic Hunter / Gatherer or a Farmer?" World History: Focus on Economics. NY: National Council on Economic Education. 1998. Print. 

And you would cite it like this: (Lee and Irven 4) 
because all the information you might cite is on page 4. 

HOW TO complete some of the important organizational and research aspects of the assignment

ADDITIONAL websites that you might want to check out if you need more material to discuss
What would hunting-gathering societies look like? See what modern writers have to say about their diet, their education, and their hunting practices

What other trade routes were established to help societies use their abundance to get what they wanted or needed? 
Additional information about African Kingdoms can be found here
Learn about the History of Trade in general, or about the trade between East Africa and Asia (pgs 104-105 in your text), the Silk Road, the revival of Medieval Trade (pgs 134-135 in your text), or trade among early cultures of the Americas

Money solved a lot of problems facing civilizations as they tried to increase trade, but money has also caused problems throughout the years. Take a look at these resources to learn more about money in our modern lives.
ALREADY FINISHED? CHECK WHAT YOU'VE TURNED IN AGAINST THE SCORING RUBRIC, HELP OTHERS, OR WORK ON SOMETHING FOR ANOTHER CLASS. 
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