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Welcome to my web page. I will be providing documents, links, and information for students in my classes on this page. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

The best way to contact me is via email at londonderry.org  My user name is bmarzik.

If you prefer, you can also call me at (603)432-6941 extension 2827 to leave me a voicemail.                                  

 

 My schedule for the 2014- 2015 academic year:

A:  Civics, Room 621 (7:20 -8:05)

B: World History, Room 621 (8:10 - 8:55)

C:  Duty, 600s lobby (9:00 - 9:48)

D: World History, Room 621 (9:53 - 10:38)

E: (10:43 - 11:28)

F:  World History, Room 621 (11:33 - 12:18)

G: Civics, Room 621 (12:23 - 1:08)

H:  (1:13 - 1:58)

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WORLD HISTORYSTUDENTS: Please sign on to the World History online textbook at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com with access code.

Class access code (for all World History Classes, 2014 - 2015): 7515453CC2948A51FA20
 

 

X2 Codes: These are the X2 codes that will be used for my classes this year.

AB – Absent, counts as a zero

EX – Excused from the assignment, counts as no score

MI – Missing assignment, counts as zero

BG – Being graded, counts as no score

OP – Optional, counts as no score

PASS – Student has passed the competency assessment

FAIL – Student has failed the competency assessment

ANC – Assigned, but not collected / corrected

Students in these classes should be prepared for class with the following supplies:

  • Three-ring binder or folder and spiral notebook for class handouts and notes
  • Assignment notebook
  • Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters

Week of October 27 - 31

DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 27: Renaissance Scientists Chart. For each scientist, write nationality, area of achievement, and specific achievement.

IN CLASS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th: Paragraph Competency. Be prepared to write a clear descriptive S.E.A.L. paragraph about Renaissance Humanism in Renaissance art.

IN CLASS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th: Writers and Scientists Quiz.

DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th: Reflection on Castiglione or Macchiavelli. See full directions in class.

Renaissance Notes Packets are due in class Tuesday or Wednesday

ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

 

 

WEEK of October 20 - 24

DUE MONDAY, 10/20: Reflection #3. Use Elements of Renaissance Humanism in your discussion.

Due Tuesday, October 21: Chapter 1, Section 2. Complete the Notetaking exercise on page 56.

Due Thursday, October 23: Reflection #4. Write a S.E.A.L. paragraph discussing the Renaissance elements of your chosen work of art. Use more than one page if needed.

Friday, October 24th: Quiz on Renaissance Art. Review flash cards.

 

WEEK of October 14 - 17, 2014

DUE Wednesday, October 16: Reflection #2, Renaissance Reflections notebook. Use Renaissance Humanism characteristics in your reflection.

DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 17: Complete bibliography entries on NoodleTools for your first three (3) works of art. Make all corrections to existing entries.

 

WEEK of October 6 to 10, 2014

DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th: Renaissance Writers and Scientists Chart. USING THE TEXTBOOK ONLY, complete identifications of the top five names on each side (left and right). Identify these Renaissance men by writing nationality, area of achievement, and a specific achievement. For example, for Shakespeare: English poet and playwright who wrote "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet". All of these names are in the textbook, but not all are in Chapter 1, so please USE THE INDEX!!!!

Further assignments will be added throughout the week.

WEEK of September 29 - October 3, 2014

DUE Tuesday, Sept. 30: From your notes and reading, create a compare and contrast chart or Venn Diagram about Hinduism and Buddhism. You should have five (5) Characteristics about Hinduism ONLY, five( 5) characteristics of Buddhism ONLY, and three (3) characteristics they share (have in common).

DUE Wednesday (10-1): S.E.A.L. Paragraph-- re-write for one paragraph from your World Religions test last week. Choose the paragraph needing the most improvement and rewrite it according to the S.E.A.L. directions handed out in class.

DUE FRiday, Oct. 3: Read Chapter 1 in textbook (begins on page 48). Write definitions for the fist column of terms on page 48. You may use the glossary and text in Chapter 1, BUT DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SOURCES. Be prepared to hand the assignment in at the beginning of class.

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DUE September 22: Islam reading questions

REVIEW SHEETS HANDED OUT FOR WEDNESDAY'S BIG QUIZ (85 POINTS) -- Review Sheet is at the "Documents" tab

DUE September 23: Fill in correctly --- at least TEN boxes in Middle Eastern Religions Comparison chart

SEPTEMBER 24: BIG QUIZ on Islam, Judaism, and Christianity

 

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DUE SEPT 17: "Judaism" Reading Packet Questions

DUE SEPT 18: "Christianity" Reading Packet Questions

DUE SEPT 22: "Islam" Reading Packet Questions

PLEASE MAKE ALL CORRECTIONS ON NOODLETOOLS BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRIES THIS WEEK. SEE COMMENTS ON YOUR NOODLETOOLS PROJECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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DUE September 9 (Tuesday): At least two citations on NoodleTools for Library Orientation Middle Ages Poster Project

DUE September 10 (Wednesday): Be prepared to put together your poster in class. Paper, glue, scissors, markers, etc. will be supplied. Medieval Masterpieces poster assignment (due Wednesday, 9-10-14) can be found on "Documents" page.

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DUE September 4th -- Reading pages 26 to 29 in textbook. Complete the Homework sheet/ questions and definitions found under the "Middle Ages" Tab on this page.

DUE September 5th --- Illuminated Letter assignment. See assignment under "Illuminated Letter" Tab.

IN class on September 3rd: Medieval Culture PowerPoint slide show can be found under "Documents" tab.

Library Orientation activity is on "Documents" page (September 4 and 5).

Medieval Masterpieces poster assignment (due Wednesday, 9-10-14) can be found on "Documents" page.

 

ON-LINE TEXT BOOK ACCESS CODE: 7515453CC2948A51FA20

ON-LINE TEXT BOOK:  Pearsonsuccessnet.com

Due August 28- Introductory Letter

Due September 2 -- Signed Guidelines sheets

 

 

 

 


WEEK of OCTOBER 27 - 31

Current Events this Week: Use Option 2 or 3. Topics to choose from: International, Edication/ Schools, or Elections. Due Friday by Midnight.

Monday: NH Map

Tuesday: Conclude Claremont groupwork. Make final preparations for group presentation.

Wednesday: Claremont Project Presentations.

 

Week of October 20 - 24

No Current Events this week.

DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 --- CLAREMONT CASE ASSIGNMENT/ POSTER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 -- UNIT TEST:  School District Government Unit

 

Week of October 14 - 17

No Current Events this week.

Thursday, October 16:  Primary Documents competency; Alternatives to traditional education

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 6 to 10

DUE TUESDAY, 10/7: Complete preparations for mock School District Meeting

DUE TUESDAY, 10/7: ALL LATE GUEST SPEAKER FORMS ARE DUE. NONE WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER TUESDAY!!

DUE OCTOBER 8: FINAL PRIMER assignment is due. Late assignments receive a grade deduction per day late. None accepted after Friday, 10/10/14.

DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10: Current Events-- OPTIONs 1,2,or 3. Topics: Middle East, Londonderry, Campaigning for November's elections. Cancer awareness, Entertainment. For Names in the News, find one name in each topic. For Options 2 and 3, your assignment should be about one of these topics.

WEEK of September 29th to October 3rd, 2014

Current Events for October 3rd: You may choose Option 1, 2, or 3. All topics are your choice.

NEW ENGLAND PRIMER Education Philosophy and Poster assignment --- due Tuesday, October 7th at the beginning of class.

Guest Speaker Forms will be handed out in class and are due the day following a guest speaker's visit. Please fill out your forms neatly and completely. We have several guest speakers this week. Be sure to hand in the forms promptly!

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Guest Speaker Forms will be handed out in class and are due the day following a guest speaker's visit. Please fill out your forms neatly and completely.

New England Primer assignment will be starting this week. Information will be given to you in class.

Due Friday, September 26: Current Events-- THIS WEEK: Option 1 (Names in the News) -- Write clear descriptions for five names (person, place, or thing) which is in the news this week. The topics include Religion, Autumnal Equinox, Sports, International, Education, Banned Books, and Free Choice. Choose five topics and include Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How in your descriptions. Additional information about the Current Events assignment may be found at the Current Events tab.

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DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Current Events. Choose Option 1 or 2. Topics for Option 1: Education, Children, Sports, Government, The United States Constitution

                                                                                For Option 2: Choose an editorial cartoon on one of the topics listed for option 1.

Citizenship Unit Quiz and Rights/Responsibilities/Duties of Citizenship Competency: September 17 (Wednesday)

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NEW ASSIGNMENT DUE FRIDAY 9/12: CHOOSE one statement on illegal immigration (from Friday's in-class writing prompt), research it, and find documentation to support it. Bring original paper and research results to class on Friday.Be prepared to share.

 

CHANGED/DUE September 9, 2014: Read and answer questions for "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas. The reading is available in class or at this website. You will also need to do some research on the DREAM ACT.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Current Events. Choose Option 1 or 2. Topics for Option 1: Immigration; International; Elections; 9-11; Economy.

                                                                                For Option 2: Choose an editorial cartoon on one of the topics listed for option 1.

Unit Quiz will probably be on Tuesday, September 16.

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DUE September 3 -- Find an article about the rights, duties, and responsibilities of United States citizenship. Bring the article to class. You should be able to discuss at least three each of responsibilities, duties, and rights of United States citizenship.

Due September 5: Current Events Assignment -- Option #1 (Names in the News). Choose five current news stories, one in each of the five assigned areas. Review the Current Events assignment sheet (tab).

           Week 1 (Due September 5, 2014): you need to choose names in the following categories:

1 name from Londonderry (local)

1 name from New Hampshire (state) government

1 name from the Federal Government

1 free choice (any topic)

1 name from sports

TOPICS will be changed each week.

CHANGED/DUE September 9, 2014: Read and answer questions for "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas. The reading is available in class or at this website. You will also need to do some research on the DREAM ACT.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

 

 

Due August 27 -- List five requirements for American citizenship (for someone not born in the USA)

Due August 28 -- Signed Guidelines sheet

Due August 28 -- Editorial Cartoon

 


Civics- Semester 1, 2014 - 2015

Mrs. Marzik

 

Current Events Weekly Assignment
(due on Fridays)

 

Each week you will have a Current Events assignment due. You may choose among three main assignments.

 

1. NAMES IN THE NEWS:  This assignment will consist of five names (people, places or things) which are in the news during the week and their full definitions, including who, what, where, when, why, and how. This assignment should be handwritten and turned in on Friday at the beginning of class. However, if you choose to submit the assignment electronically (due by midnight), please type it. There will be requirements given for the topics each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Cartoon Interpretation: Find a current editorial cartoon from either a local or a national news source. Complete a form for interpretation of the cartoon, and turn this in with a copy of the cartoon neatly attached to a full-sized (9 x 11 inches) piece of paper. Be sure to follow instructions given in class. (Cagle. com has a large collection of these cartoons. Be sure to choose a recent one --no older than TWO weeks.)

 

3. NEWS STORY ANALYSIS:  From a print source, obtain a news story (not in sports or entertainment). Fill out the current events news story form and a copy of the article neatly attached to a full-sized (9 x 11 inches) piece of paper.

 

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You may choose one of these options each week, unless stated otherwise.
The assignment is due each Friday and is worth 10 points. No late assignments will be accepted unless you are absent on Friday.
This assignment will be accepted ONLY until Midnight on the date it is due (email submission – email a copy to yourself for verification)
The assignment is to be handwritten or emailed to me.


Artchive.com:  http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm

Web Gallery of Art:  http://www.wga.hu/

Uffizi Gallery, Florence:  http://www.uffizi.org/artworks/

WebMuseum, Paris: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/tl/it-ren/

National Gallery in London: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/