Jeff Mahana

Social Studies- World Cultures and US History


Posted on October 12, 2017

Berlin Conference Activity WC 10-12/10-13

Answer the questions and and create your graphic organizers on a separate sheet of paper. We will attach the material to our Africa Portfolio.  Activity

Posted on October 1, 2017

Week of 10-2/ 10-6

World Cultures

M- 2 column note Work sheet to close out WW2 video-

T- History of the European Union DOC WS

W- Continue and Finsh

TH- Start Brexit Assignment

F- Finish

World History

M- Imperial China WS

T- Finish Reading and WS- Then Intro Imperial China Research Project

W- Paragraph Research

Th- Finish Research

F- Engineering and Empire China

Posted on September 29, 2017

South Asia Webquest


  1. Who is Brahma?
  2. What is the Rigveda?
  3. What does the term “Jati” mean?
  4. Explain the long-held theory about the origins of South Asia’s caste system..
  5. What was “The Aryan Myth”
  6. What are varnas?
  7. What are the four varnacategories? Briefly explain each..
  8. Who were the The Untouchables?
  9. What is the state of the caste system today?

  1. What is arguably the oldest religion on earth?
  2. Archaeologists have determined that highly developed civilizations flourished throughout the Indus Valley when?
  3. Archaeologists have discovered many artifacts of modern Hinduism that were not found in any Vedic civilizations, list them…
  4. What two belief systems were combined to for the foundation for Hinduism?
  5. Why does Hinduism stands apart from all other religions?
  6. What does Hinduism allows and even encourages individuals to choose?
  7. What was written around 1300 B.C.E?
  8. According to the Vedas, time and life are cyclical, Why?
  9. What is Karma?
  10. What is Dharma?
  11. List examples of traditional good conduct?
  12. How old are the Upanishads?

  1. Why was the Indus Valley civilization different than Egypt and Mesopotamia?
  2. Why do they think he Indus Valley civilization appears to have been a peaceful one?
  3. What was the first artifact uncovered in Harappa?
  4. Has the writing been deciphered?
  5. How do we know Harappan societies were well organized and very sanitary?
  6. What evidence of skilled craftsmanship and thriving trade existed in these societies?
  7. What did the swastika represent to the Aryans?
  8. Many believe that the decline of the Harappan civilization was a result of what?
Posted on September 24, 2017

Week of 9/25- 9/29

World Cultures-

M- Europe Key Terms

T- WW1 Notes



F- Key Terms Quiz

World History

M- Engineering an Empire Film/ WS

T- Continue

W- Turn in WS

TH- Early African Society Notes


Posted on September 20, 2017

World History Drop Box

Posted on September 18, 2017

9-18 9-22

World Cultures

M-Finish Industrial Revolution WS- Day Planner- Grade Check

T- Industrial Revolution Notes

W- Colonies/ Australia Notes

Th- Colonies WS

F- Summary Activity


World History

M- Work on Civilization Project

T- Mesopotamia Notes

W- Intro Gilgamesh

Th- Continue Gilgamesh

F- Quiz Mesopotamia


Posted on May 25, 2017

Dawes ACT webquest

Jeff Mahana's Schedule

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    World Cultures

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    World Cultures

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    World Cultures

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    US History

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    US History