Jeff Mahana

Social Studies- World Cultures and US History


Posted on November 27, 2017

update to Two People Divided Video

If students are using a chromebook they will not be able to view the video due to flash player problems. Bellow are screenshot to help answer the questions.

Two Peoples Divided

effects of the barrier


barrier types

Posted on November 27, 2017

Week of 11-27/12-1

World Cultures

Finish Web Quest By Wednesday

Israel Palestine Web ACT

Thursday-Friday- Death in Gaza Film

World History

Due Tuesday

Byzantine Empire


Byzantine Research Project

Students will chose a topic, write a 3 paragraph paper and create a presentation for their research project.

Posted on October 30, 2017

Week of 10/30- 11/3

World Cultures-

M- Short constructed response, in class write.

T- Apartheid Vocabulary- Timeline activity

W- Finish Timeline Project-

Th- Present to Class/ Apartheid Vocab Quiz

F- Apartheid Close Read

World History

M- Norse Mythology Notes/ Research Norse myth

T- Thor

W- Work on Myth- Toondoo presentation/ Thor

Th- Thor

F- Present/ Norse Myth Cartoon to class. Teach your myth.

Posted on October 27, 2017

Friday 10-27-17

Friday-10-27 Africa Conflict Minerals- WRAP UP ACTIVITY 

*Have this Completed by Monday for the short Write*

On your own sheet of Paper- We will use these on the writing prompt Monday

  1. Watch this short Video

Write a 5 sentence summary of the Video

  1. Read this article- Find 3 Main Ideas- and 1 detail for each MAIN IDEA – also define 3 vocabulary words you do not know.


  1. Read this article- Find 3 Main Ideas- and 1 detail for each MAIN IDEA  -also define 3 vocabulary words you do not know.

Posted on October 24, 2017

Week Of 10-23/ 10- 27

World Culture-

M- Blood Diamonds intro- Video WS

T- National Geographic-

W- Link Crew Activity

TH- Blood Diamonds Article

F- Finish Article


World History

M- Intro Vikings-

T- Nova Vikings-

W- Continue

Th- Web Activity Vikings

F- Quiz

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


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