Monday, March 31, 2014

Roman Family

       Roman families were very caring for each other. Families were held together by fathers called  paterfamilias. They weren't just devoted to Sparta, they also cared about there families at home too! If they didn't belong to a patrician family they were known as a plebeian, and then the Republic was patricians. The Roman Republic was also like the Greek city-states. Everyone in a paterfamilias would leave the household upon marriage. Only a wife would not be completely subject to him, only if she was still subject to the authority of her own father. Fathers also were fathers of there city-states. Senators also addressed each other in a session called "conscript fathers." The Senate is an assembly of three hundred heads of patrician families. There were also consuls. Consuls were two of the senators. Fathers weren't just the only people helping out with the families. Motherhood was important too. A married women who was bore to her title was known as a matron. A matron was a lady mother. Roman families were very organized, loving families, and they were so different then what they are now.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Today in western civ we took our test on the Greeks, Spartans, people and places. I don’t know how I did on it, but it was hard to study the blog part because I didn’t know who had the right answer! I hope I did okay though I think I might have gotten a couple mixed up, but that’s all. I have to see if I mixed up Themistocles and Xerxes. I know I mixed up something on the back of the map, but I hope I got a good grade on it. Well that was all we did that class so I don’t know what else to say. Well goodbye! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Test Tomorrow

Today in west civ we just talked about the quiz tomorrow and what to study. I had to leave a little early so I don’t really know what else we did, but that was what we did when I was there. Our test is on the handout and our blog we did for cyber day. We also talked about watching part two of the video, but again I had left early so I didn’t know what we did for the rest of class. I really hope I do well on this test because you said this is like to boost our grades up to give them a kick start. I hope I do okay though and that all my studying will pay off because it is a lot! I wish it wasn’t so much, but that’s okay. Well I will see you tomorrow and I hope you have a nice night. Hopefully the snow will all be melted when we wake up.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Test Coming Up!

Today in western civ we went over the handout that we have been doing for a couple of weeks. We got it like 3 weeks ago and we just went over it. It was based on the video that we have also been watching for a while. We haven’t even finished the video yet. Otherwise that was what we did the whole entire time for the whole first period and you would go over the word when we would say the questions. I don’t really know what to say anymore because that was all we did. Oh and we have a test on Wednesday. It was going to be tomorrow, but we talked you out of it. I have a lot of homework tonight so I am happy that I don’t have to add an extra thing. Otherwise tonight I am going to write notecards and that stuff. Well Goodbye!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Back to the Movies

Today in western civ we like reviewed the videos that we made on Athens or Sparta. We only got to watch a few of the videos, but then we graded them on what we thought they deserved. We also said comments like what we thought they did well or what we thought they could have done better. I was really disappointed in my class today because Hanna and I good on this project and I thought our video was good too. People were giving us an 86 and I think we deserved better than that especially since we also did the story board pages. Also people were saying we had no description, but others didn’t have description either and they were getting better grades from people than us. It was very offending, to me and to Hanna. Well it honestly doesn’t matter at least we got a good grade on it and it moved my grade up a few points! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

You Came Back

Well you finally came back to class today. It has been like a week. I'm just kidding I don't know how long you were out, but it felt like a while. Well today we went over our cyber day homework from Monday. We also went over our paper that we have been doing for like two weeks now. We then find out that we have a test on Friday. It's on a lot I do have to say and we don't have class tomorrow so I don't really know what a the right answers are on the handout that we have. We also don't have class tomorrow so I don't really know how we are going to get them. I left class early because I had a lacrosse game and I might have missed like two minutes at the end of class so I am pretty sure I didn't miss much. Well have a nice night.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

You Left Us

Well today you were feeling better, but you left us again! You had an academic thingy to go to. I feel likes it has been a while since you have been at school. Anyways today we had Mr. Del Puppo as our sub. Well before you left you told us that we had to finish the questions, finish our handouts and that stuff, I had already finished all of that so I finished my other homework from my other classes. Mr. Del Puppo also said that he had tests and stuff to grade so the class was silent the whole time. It was too quiet. Also my computer died so I could not do much. I finished like more than half my homework so that was good. Especially since I had practice. Well I hope you come back tomorrow because all the classes that we have had have been boring because there is nothing to do!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cyber Day 3/17

1.) Mostly fertile land is not a characteristic of Greece.
2.) 3/4 of Greece is covered by mountains.
3.) The Greeks used Barbarians to describe barbarios.
4.) A megalithic structure had massive rough cut stones used to construct monuments and tombs.
5.) A tribe is a social and political unit consisting of a group of communities held together by common interests, traditions, and real or mythical ties of kinship. e all of the above
6.) They were governed by tribal leaders chosen by warriors. all of these
7.) The Greeks were the first European barbarians to make contact with civilization.
8.) China would not be considered a member of Western civilization.
9.) Ionian Sea was west of the Greek mainland.
10.) The Aegean Sea was east of the Greek mainland.
11.) The Aegean people lived on vine, grains, and olives
12.) The Mycenaean civilization arose on the island of Crete.
13.) The spartan civilization established settlements along the Greek mainland's southern shore and on some islands.
14.) The Mycenaean civilization built massive walls to protect themselves from attack.
15.) It was called the Dark Ages.
16.) The Greeks joined the Persians as the leading commercial and seafaring nation of the Mediterranean.
17.)The "c" means around.
18.) The coastlines around the Mediterranean Sea were called colonies.
19.) Ancient Greek city- states most likely resembled cities.
20.) An oligarchy is a form of government in which small group citizens dominated.
21.) A democracy was a form of government which decisions were made by the majority of adult male citizens.
22.) A tyranny is a form of government in which a self-proclaimed dictator held power.
23.) A monarchy is a form of government which is held by a single ruler, and is often passed along from father to son.
24.) Spartans used monarchy.
25.) They began military training at age 7.
26.) Athens was the wealthiest city-state in the ancient Greek World.
27.) The acropolis was the high fortified citadel and religious center of an Ancient Greece town.
28.) The southern peninsula was called Peloponnesus.
29.) Triremes were massive fighting ships with three banks of oars, used to ram or board enemies ships.
30.) A hoplite was a heavily armed soldier and armored citizen-soldier of ancient Greece.

1.) The time period was called the Dark Ages and it was from 1100 B.C. to 800 B.C.
2.) The two stories that Homer told about the Trojan War were called the Lliad and the Odyssey.
3.) It meant middle of the land. Meduis meant middle and terra meant land.
4.) Prominent and long established Athenian land- owners were called Aristocrats.

Friday, March 14, 2014

You Were Missing Again

Well yesterday in West Civ, you were absent once again. Where have you gone? Otherwise while you weren't there Mr. Teter watched over us. All we did was watch the video we have been watching for the past couple of days. At first we were supposed to work by ourselves and get headphones, but none of us had headphones. We tried to watch it on the screen, but we didn't know how to work it or something. So then we decided to get into groups and watch the video. Then we got out of groups because we tried to watch it on the screen again. It didn't work so then we just got back into groups and stayed that way the rest of the class. Well we are supposed to get snow on Monday so let's see what happens! I may see you late on Monday, you might see me on regular time, or you might not see me at all. Well have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watching the Videos

Well today in western civ we watched some of our videos that we all did for our projects. I think they all turned out pretty good. I was not there at class yesterday because I had a game (sorry about that). So I didn’t get to see some other videos so I am hoping that maybe we can watch some of the ones I missed on Friday because we don’t have class tomorrow. We watched like I think four or five videos today and some of them were pretty cool. Cough* Cough* especially mine and Hanna’s. People did a really good job on them and today we didn’t get very far, but we watched one video that is from another girl in another class. We didn’t get to finish it, but so far it was pretty good. Well I will see you on Friday with a brand new blog. Bye!

Monday, March 10, 2014

You Weren't Here

Well today I did completely nothing in class. Well I did, but then I didn't. You had assigned us to finish our projects or do that worksheet you gave us the other day in class. I have already finished both of those things so I just sat next to Hanna and we fixed up our project a little. I really don't know what else to say because we didn't do anything. Well some people finished things and some people didn't. We were supposed to watch all of our videos and present our projects today, but you weren't here. It's okay though we will present them tomorrow. I am excited to see everyone's videos and all there story boards. I personally think mine and Hanna's video and story board are pretty cool. We did a pretty good job and I hope you think so too. Well I will see you tomorrow and have a nice rest of your day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

More and More Videos

Well today you were not here at school today. So we had a substitute and so yeah. We watched the same video again, but this time we all watched it separately on our own laptops. Then we got out the papers and we answered the questions. That was all we did today. I almost finished the paper, but i didn't because we ran out of time. It was disappointing. I really wanted to finish today, but I didn't like I just a said. I had my wooden headphones today and they are really embarrassing. I only had to use them today though. Yeah so it is Friday and I am excited because I like Fridays. I am also upset though because we would have had a three day weekend, but we didn't because of the snow. That's okay though i would rather have school Monday than Go an extra day in the summer.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More of the Video

Well today in Western Civ we watched some of the video again. This time we got farther in though. We had once again another short class because today is Ash Wedsnesday! So we only got through like a couple minutes of the movie. We took some notes down and that kinf of stuff. We only took a few though. One thing was like there were I think ten thousand slaves in Greece. I don't remember I will have to look it up later. I felt like that was all we did I can't really remember anything else that happened. So yeah we just watched the movie and took notes today. Also I was having a nose attackand kept having to get up and get tissues. It was only like three times though my nose is fine now. Well I am going to go study for my tests and quizzes I have tomorrow! See you Friday because we don't have class tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


So today well we watched your video and we got  a quiz that turned out to be a study guide for us. Well that was all we did today basically. Well we watched some of a video, but not much. We only got past the like introduction. We had a two hour delay today which was great. I got to sleep in and classes were shorter. That is why we only got through the introduction of the video we were watching. The study guide goes with the video and we have to fill it out as we go along. We only got to fill in like two answers though. Well I am still working on that video and I think it is turning out pretty good. I still need to make a couple of changes and we are working on the story board, but that is it and it is going to be great!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Day Off

Well today we had a day off of school once again because of the snow! Then the teachers slammed us once again with homework and once again I was stuck inside all day doing it. Thank you for not giving us anything big that has to be turned in by the next day. I really don't like cyber day I think we should be able to have a day off, but I know that if we don't have cyber day we will be stuck in school till the middle of June. So for now I am okay with it, but I don't like it. My brothers sit at home and eat food and play video games all day while I am stuck up in my room doing work for five hours. It is not very fun and they both make fun of me for it. Oh well jokes on them because there going to have to go to school till late June and I am going to be on summer break. Otherwise Hanna and I are working together on this project and I think it is going well so far.