Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WHO WERE THE NEANDERTHALS? DESCRIPTION


Do your research and write a descriptive essay in which you explain who exactly our Neanderthal grandfathers really were.
Warm up: Song
·         “Love Story – Neanderthal man” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGWaP7Q5vCI
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Neanderthal man”  https://prezi.com/9lgaogvwrmgc/neanderthal-man/
·         “Neanderthal man”  https://prezi.com/ajgimk-g2v63/neanderthal-man/  
Reading material to annotate:
·         “Neanderthals may have been artists too” http://www.history.com/news/neanderthals-may-have-been-artists-too
·         “What does it mean to be human? Homo Neanderthalensis” http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-neanderthalensis
Documentaries to watch and make notes on:
·         “Neanderthals decoded” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HeqPC8o7Lk
·         “Neanderthal: Episode 1 - Evolutionary History” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv3I22jsUEw


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

THE CAUSES OF SHYNESS


Shyness is a debilitating personal problem that has drastic effects on the sufferers’ relationships, social and work life causing them to miss opportunities and suffer in silence. What are the causes of this problem and how can it be tackled? Do your research and write an essay.
This task was prepared by my student Gamze Karabacak
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Shyness” https://prezi.com/elom_cyolptb/shyness/
·         “Overcoming shyness”  https://prezi.com/3wodjzpjyefj/overcoming-shyness/  
Reading material to annotate: causes
·         “Causes of Shyness” http://www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com/shyness/causes.htm
·         “Shyness – meeting people” http://www.shyness-meeting-people.com/causes-of-shyness.html
·         “Biological / social causes behind anxiety and shyness” http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f26/biological-social-causes-behind-shyness-and-social-anxiety-28067/  
·         “Shyness” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyness
Videos to watch and make notes on: solutions
·         “Shyness: mistake in how to overcome shyness and social anxiety” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMmlahznXPE
·         “How to overcome shyness – transform yourself into an extrovert” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMIRR_vT0Xc

·         “How to overcome shyness” http://findsocialfreedom.com/  

TELL THE HORRIFIC STORY OF THE LIVE ORCA TRADE


Killer whales, or orcas, are big business in places like sea world where millions go to watch them every day. This being the case, stocking these centers with whales is also big business. Do your research and tell the horrific story of the trade in killer whales.

Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Heart breaking real life catching of orcas” http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/orca-capture/ 

Reading material to read and make notes on:
·         “A whale of a business” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/whales/keiko/world.html
·         “ A surge in wild orca capture for killer whale shows” http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/Orcas-Captured-In-the-Wild-for-Aquariums-and-Water-Parks.html
“One man’s efforts to rescue killer whales helps shift tides in orca’s favor” http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/17/us/killer-whale-captor-rescuer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

Videos to watch and make notes on:
“2 Videos catch wild orcas at play with people” http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/2-videos-catch-wild-orcas-at-play-with-people

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TELL THE STORY OF THE INQUSITIONS


We have all heard of the infamous inquisitions of the middle ages but what exactly were they? Why were they established? Why were they allowed to continue for three hundred years? Do your research and find out; then write an essay.
We owe this interesting activity to my friend and colleague Çiğdem Dalay
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “The Inquisition – world history” https://prezi.com/urrwa6g3p0l2/the-inquisition-world-history/  
Reading material to annotate: less challenging alternatives
·         “What were the Inquisitions?” http://www.gotquestions.org/inquisitions.html
·         “The horrors of the Church and its holy Inquisition” http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican29.htm Make sure to check the links.
Reading material to annotate: more challenging alternatives
·         “A brief history of the Inquisition” http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=album10_xfactor/inquisition&lang=eng&link=albums
Documentary to watch and make notes on:

·         “Spanish Inquisition documentary” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwWXEV7MHgc

Monday, November 10, 2014

TELL THE STORY OF THE TOTEM POLE


The Totem Pole is seen as a hall mark of Indian culture but what exactly does it symbolize? Do your research and write the story of the Totem Pole.
This is a simple writing task
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Amazing Totem Poleshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=648gwElcPzU
·         An introduction to the Totem Poles at Sitka Natural History Park” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmdDzMc_fA
Reading material to annotate:
·         “Totem Poles” http://www.indians.org/articles/totem-poles.html
·         “Totem Pole Basicshttp://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/basics.htm
Videos to watch and make notes on:

·         “Art and Story in Totem Poleshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lht4XGkk0k

TELL THE STORY OF HAMMURABI’S CODE


Societies need regulation in order to enjoy peace and prosperity and this can be provided through laws. Some of the first written laws were produced by Hammurabi and was called Hammurabi’s code. Do your research and tell the story of this famous legal document.
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Hammurabi’s Code of Law” https://prezi.com/mrbk-5i-x-j4/hammurabis-code-of-law/ 
·         “Hammurabi’s Code” https://prezi.com/2snxuicfjbvd/hammurabis-code/
·         “Hammurabi’s Code” https://prezi.com/vpv4av8bw5ol/hammurabis-code/   
Reading material to annotate
·         “8 Things you may not know about Hammurabi’s Code” http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-hammurabis-code
·         “Hammurabi of Babylon: Code, Summary, Stele” http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/hammurabi-of-babylon-code-summary-stele.html#lesson
·         “Hammurabi” http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hammurabi
·         “Hammurabi’s code: an eye for an eye” http://www.ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp 
Videos to watch and annotate:
·         “Turning points in history – Hammurabi’s code of law” This video can be used to help write the introduction and conclusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDALXORbtR4
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