Thursday, February 21, 2013

TEST chapter 15    TUESDAY Feb. 26  Please study tonight and this weekend
This is a copy of what I gave you on Thursday
Instructions.  Read through section 5 pg 554-558 fill in the blanks on your notesheets in notebook. THEN check them with the list below….. yes some of them are used more than once !! Be careful read it to make sure you are on the correct blank.     TBEdwards

Section 5

#  1.



Black Death

Bubonic Plague















# 2.

Hundres Years



Joan of Arc


France (yes France is answer again)



English (yes this is used again)

#  3.











These are the Matching terms for the Quiz and Test....25 Quiz matching terms and 20 Matching terms …..Remember just because a word is not listed in the quiz matching list or test matching list does not mean it is not on the test there are plenty of terms found in the multiple choice I am just trying to pick apart the test and help you out.  
take the practice quiz on the textbook site and email it to

Quiz....fjord, excommunicate, concordat, Aachen, Otto I, fief, knight, serf, Venice, Flanders,grand jury, trial jury, clergy, Normandy, Saladin, heresy, anti-Semitism, theology, scholasticism, vernacular, plague, Reconquista, Crecy, Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castile 
Test ....Gregory the Great, vassal, King John, anti-Semitism, Fransis of Assisi, Thomas of Aquinas, Joan of Arc, Alps, Celts,  Code of Chivalry,  King Clovis,  Edward I, English Chanel,  Henry II, Domesday Book,  Hildegard of Bingham,  Vikings,  Kievan Rus,  First Crusade,  Black Death
Short answer help/hints
List three to four groups who settled in these regions and where
Papal States
Names for Vikings, area of france they settled
the title Pope granted to Charlemagne and Otto
a few parts of the castle
what is feudalism and who are who were nobles, vassals and knights 
know a few of the Code of Chivalry
Magna Carta
Rep. Gov't of "Angleland"
Rep. Gov't. of France
the Rus
Holy Wars
order of monks
Notre Dame
first universities
local/regional language
Black Plague
Hundred Years War
how Spain was formed


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I am posting a list of items for our troops with a note from Pam Rossi, Biology teacher in our high school.  This is not mandatory please just do what you can, anything you send will be greatly appreciated.  My son has been deployed twice and says anything from home is always a morale booster and makes for a little better day.  Theresa Edwards
Dear GWA family,
     I am writing to ask for your assistance with a school-wide project; preparing care packages for two Army engineer companies recently deployed to Afghanistan.  My connection to the units is that my son, John (a 2004 GWA graduate), is the rear detachment company commander for the two companies.  That means he will handle all of the problems and issues that arise stateside for these guys while they serve 9-month tours in the country.  The companies are the 40th MAC and the 595th Sapper from White Sands Missile Range, NM.  The two companies are in different regions of Afghanistan, but both are performing Route Clearance missions, clearing roads of IED's, booby traps and mines, so others can travel the roads safely.  The 40th MAC is the unit John previously deployed with as a Platoon Leader. 
Pam Rossi
Categories for care packages for the troops

Fun and Games: Puzzle books, word finds, cards, small board games (travel size), cards, poker chips, dice, dominoes
Reading ready: paperbacks, magazines, newspapers, (do not have to be new, just current)

Personally yours: (taken by NHS) Toiletries of all sorts from deodorant to toothbrushes, including foot & baby powder

Feed me: one box could be all salty snacks, another could be all sweet, individually wrapped hard candy and cookies; then protein bars, trail mix, beef jerky, pop tarts.  They should all be individually wrapped and personal size.  Obviously foods cannot be homemade or out of manufacture wrapper    
Feed me too: some of the more hardy foods to supplement rations in the field,  ramen noodles, dry soup mix, tuna in foil pouches, microwave food such as Mac’n Cheese (snack for when back at base)
Liquid refreshment: Individual servings of powdered drinks for water bottles, such as lemonade, Gatorade, Crystal light, Gatorade, Propel… anything like that.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness:  laundry detergent, air fresheners, baby wipes, hand sanitizers, tissues, soap, body wash
Movie night: DVDs (used is fine) the more current the better, plus popcorn

Worldly pleasures: hand warmers, disposable cameras, batteries (AAA, AA, C), pens & pencils, music CD’s, small battery operated fan, bug repellent, flash drives, thumb drives, writable CD’s
Sports stuff:  Nerf footballs, Frisbees, Whiffle balls, tennis balls, hackey sacks, sports equipment, yo-yos

Here’s to your health : Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, moleskin, shoe insole cushions, Tums, Rolaids, sinus stuff, Chapstick, Blistex, sun screen, vitamins, icy hot patches, cough drops, lozenges
Miscellaneous mixture: Koozies for cans, paper plates, small flashlights, big Ziploc bags for storing things out of the weather, duct tape (black or green), small battery or wind up alarm clocks, inflatable pillows, thumb tacks


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chapter 15 is an exciting study of Medieval Time period.  We worked on chapter worksheet packets in class this week and have started the vocabulary.  Our class discussions about this period of time make the students aware of the "real" issues that affected their daily life such as serfdom and the Black Plague.  This is quite a big chapter and our weeks are broken up with a holiday on Monday and the exciting trip to Medieval Times on the 22nd.  The students always look forward to this trip with their class.  Our next test (Ch 15) is planned for Tuesday Feb. 26th. Have a "Gooday My Ladies and My Lords."

Monday, February 4, 2013

I am sorry my posts have not appeared this past semester therefore I deleted all my old posts and I am starting new this week.

We completed chapter 10 on Christianity a couple weeks ago and they scored extremely well on the Test as they usually do on the Christianity chapter test.

I usually update for each chapter and give dates of TESTS or Quests.  We are currently studying Ancient Africa chapter 13.  It is a short chapter and we will have a "Quest" this week, either  Thursday 2/7 or Friday 2/8.  Please check their planners if you have questions. This Quest grade will be added to the Quest points earned last week on Ancient Arabia to form a TEST grade for combined chapter 11 and 13.  (hope that makes sense)