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Quick reminder…part of the goal of being on the independent track is that you are able to pace yourself. It’s not about doing exactly what I ask the moment I ask it. Rather, it’s about knowing what you’re responsible for, and completing those responsibilities as you see fit in the overall time you have.

For us, that ‘overall time’ is going to be a week. Each week you’ll have a set of things you’re responsible for. You can turn any of them in at any time throughout the week, but they are due on Fridays, which is when I will be checking them for completion. Some items will only be checked for completion, others will be assessed for effort, quality, understanding, etc.

Naturally, you’re always welcome to work ahead if you like.

This Week’s Plan

The priorities for the week are explained below. Please remember that watching the videos BEFORE jumping in is critical, please do so in order to get clear about what is expected.

Complete Lesson 1.1 – Scale

Specific Instructions:

  • VIDEO: To Scale: The Solar System- REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Vocabulary – REQUIRED – but only to look through it and get familiar with the vocab resources
  • ACTIVITY: DQ Notebook – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: BH On A Football Field – NOT REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Scale of Human History on a String-  NOT REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Timelines and Scale – REQUIRED

Video Links:

Please click on the below link(s) – videos provide clear instructions for the things you’re required to complete this week. Please remember that you can change the speed of these videos if you’d like to go faster/slower. You can also re-watch videos as many times as necessary.

Instructions: BH Lesson 1.1 – Scale 

Complete Lesson 1.2 – Origin Stories:

Specific Instructions:

  • VIDEO: Big Questions, H2 – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Intro To Origin Stories – REQUIRED 
  • ARTICLES: There are 8, starting with the Modern Scientific, ending with the Efik – REQUIRED
  • ARTICLE: Cosmology and Faith – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: DQ Notebook – NOT Required

Video Links:
Please click on the below link(s) – videos provide clear instructions for the things you’re required to complete this week. Please remember that you can change the speed of these videos if you’d like to go faster/slower. You can also re-watch videos as many times as necessary.

Instructions: BH Lesson 1.2 – Origin Stories

Questions?

If you have questions at any time, please start with re-watching the instructions video(s), linked to above, or reviewing other videos in my Big History Playlist. Instructions and tutorials are added regularly. If that isn’t enough, ask your peers – they’re incredibly capable young men and women and they likely have the answers you need. If you still hit a dead end, please email me, or come see me. During class I may not be available to answer many questions, but you can always make an appointment with me before or after school, or during lunch.

Quote of the Week

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir

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