Happy Valentines Day, happy Friday, and happy almost break!
We have shortened classes today so be sure to come to class prepared and use your time very wisely. You are doing your summative CER today!
2/14 Quick Write: no new one!
Make sure your NAME is on top
There should be FOUR completed quick writes
Place QWs in the middle of the table
Have your Source Packet, CER outline and rough draft in front of you
After we turn in our Quick Writes, you will log into Google Classroom and write your critique of the Freer Sackler Gallery. You may use your Source Packet, your graphic organizer, your rough draft, and any other notes you took during this Investigation. You have approximately 40 minutes to type up a clear claim, relevant evidence, and a persuasive explanation of the evidence. Use your time well!
I know doing a summative assignment right before a break is difficult. It’s hard to focus when all we want to do is sleep in and relax! However, doing this CER now if far better than trying to remember everything after a week of being off.
Please be safe this break. Take care of yourself… get sleep, drink lots of water, and eat more than just hot cheetos! I will miss seeing your faces, and I look forward to hearing your stories when we get back! Cheers 🙂
After this, we will consider what the three sources have in common, how they are different, and if they’re reliable for learning about the Silk Road.
To do this, we are going to “Weigh the Evidence.” Essentially, I will ask you questions about the sources, and you will categorize the sources accordingly. In this way we can see how the sources interact with each other.
After this, we will review the assignment of this Investigation.
As we look at the assignment, start to compile a list of things you could critique, or argue against.
After we discuss whether these receipts are reliable or not, we will start (and perhaps finish!) our last source, a Khotanese-Sanskrit Phrasebook. Phrasebooks are used when people travel to places where they do not know the language. For example, if I were to travel to Mexico, I might use a English-Spanish phrasebook full of useful or common sayings to help me communicate.
Source #4 is from a phrasebook which used two languages: Sanskrit and Khotanese. More information about these languages can be found in the headnote and attribution. See Source 4 slides below.
Hi team. I learned some cool stuff during my observations yesterday, and I am excited to take on Investigation #3 with you all!
2/5 Quick Write:
Today we are officially introducing the Silk Road. We have mentioned the Silk Road many times in class, and yesterday’s assignment with the sub was to read about the Silk Road. Now we are looking at the various ways historians have collected evidence about what the Silk Road was like.
This introduction of the Silk Road is in preparation to begin our 3rd Investigation. This week we will read through historical sources, trying to tackle the question: What source is the most reliable for learning about the Silk Road?
Today’s slides are attached below, as is the Student Packet we are working on all this week and next.