Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Project 2

Today we decided to draw characters and record it to make the video. I learnt a little bit about how to use iMovie so I hope it work well.
(2 brothers) - reform as limiting the size of estates and giving land to the poor.


Slave was forced to work
Small farmers found it difficult to compete
Senates feel threatened so they killed the 2 brothers

Project (Mar. 22nd)

We are one day closer to spring break!!!! But we have to do our project.
We don't know what will be good to present, at first we were going to do a powerpoint, but it was too boring but we don't have another idea about what to do. At last we decided to do a video about war between rich and poor.
I feel like I had missed a lot because of the play in all different subject. I have to find Mr. Low about the things that I didn't know.
I have a health test today which I didn't have class on because of the play so I feel so bad about it.
I had pass the geometry test so I can take honors pre culc next year, I just find the guidance about have honors chemistry next year and I have honors government and financial next year. I feel like I will have a had semester.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Roman Empire

 - civil war: the brothers made enemies of numerous senators, who felt threatened by ideas. Both met violent deaths -- Tiberius in 133 B.C. and Gaius in 121 B.C. A period of civil was, or conflict between groups within the followed their death.
 - Julius Caesar: in 60 B.C., a military leader named Julius Caesar joined forces with Crassus, a wealthy Roman, and Pompey, a popular general.
 - triumvirate: with their help. Caesar was elected consul in 59 B.C. For the next ten years, these men dominated Rome as a triumvirate, a group of three rulers.
 - Augustus: while he restored some aspects of the republic, Octavian became the unchallenged ruler of Rome.Eventually he accepted the title of Augustus, or "exalted one."
 - Pax Romana: Rome was at the peak of its power from the beginning of Augustus's rule in 27 B.C. to A.D. 180. For 207 years, peace reigned throughout the empire, except for some fighting with tribes along the borders. This Period of peace and prosperity is known as the Pax Romana.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

15 mins class (because the play)

Today is the first time we have the real performance. I'm a little bit nervous but it went ok. We spent a lot of time on this show. We always practice until 9:00 after school and still have to do homework and prepare for test and quizzes. I felt kind of stressful these days. But we finally have performance which means we don't have to practice until 9:00 anymore:)
Hope the performances went well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Today we listen to hiphop for the whole class. It's good because we won't have to learn a lot of information during class but a little bit too much for me. TOO MUCH HIP HOP!!!!!! I think Mr. Schick is very talented in music. I can't make my own lyrics for a song. The songs about the founding fathers that we listen during class are very good. At first I'm interested in the show but then I know that they have 42 hip hop songs I think it might be too much for me to listen in one time. I learn really fast in singing lyrics or listen to it, I can remember the lyrics really fast, so I hope I can learnt more from the Hip Hop song about Rome.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Roman Republic (Questions)

republic: is a form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right toot for their leader.
patrician: the wealthy landowners held most of the power.
plebeian: the common farmers, artisans, and merchants who made up the majority go the population.
tribune: Rome's leader allowed the plebeians to form their own assembly and elect representatives
consul: they commanded the army and directed the government.
senate: the aristocratic branch of Rome's government.
dictator: a leader who had absolute power to make laws and command the army.
legion: Roman soldiers were organized into large military unites called legion.
Punic Wars: in 264 B.C., Rome and Carthage went to war. This is the beginning of the long struggle
Hannibal: was a brilliant military strategist who wanted to avenge Carthage's earlier defeat.
They have strong military and and also their government are powerful are two key characteristic of the early Roman Republic.
They can't serve more than one year for one selection, the same person can't be selected for ten years and one consul can overrule the others.
All free people are protected by the law.
He made the attach a surprise.
I think its success is more formed by the army. They have a strong army so others can't invade them.
Yes, they structured the law.
By war, army fight.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Alexander Test

He was born in Pelia Macedonia
He became king at the age of 20
People influenced by Alexander George Washington, George Pattont, Julias Caesar
two of his role model: Illiad and Achille
what city did Alexander invaded for 7 months? Tyre
Gaza is the city Alexander killed everyone
What city Alexander did not conquer China
20,000 mountain: Hindu Kush
brought together Hellenistic: east and west
what did Alexander did after he came back from the study? exiled
How did he died? we don't know exactly, poison, over drunk...
circumstances led Alexander's father died
Who killed his Darius the third? his own man
how long did Alexander to quell and rebellion his first assumed power? 2 years

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Test Question

 - Who is is Alexander 's dad?
Philip the second.
 - What did Alexander learn from his father?
Military training and leadership.
 - Who is Alexander's mentor?
 - What happened while Alexander went away to study for 3 years?
His father married another women and had a son.
 -Why the body guard killed Philip?
We don't know because the man died immediately, it may be alexander and his mother plan to killed Philip.
 - How old when Alexander became the king
 - Why did one of Darius's man killed him?
Because he run away twice from the war with Alexander.
 - How did Alexander dies?
We don't really know, many people said he might died from alcohol and poison.
 - Who were influenced by Alexander?
George Washington,
 - What is the name of Alexander's horse?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Video 3

 - the Indian have amassed an army of 50,000 man. And they have a terrifying new weapon: 200 more elephant.
 - Alexander know every soldier by name
 - many people are influenced by Alexander
 - George Washington's strategies are a lot like Alexander's strategies
 - General from World War 2 is hero as Alexander who also was influenced by Alexander
 - Alexander the Great became the symbol of success
 - a legendary leader
 - we are still using his strategies now

Friday, March 4, 2016

Video 2

 - Egyptians surrendered and welcome Alexander in open arms.
 - Alexander allows Egyptian to keep their culture
 - then Alexander became to truly think himself as a living king
 - Oracle, could see the future
 - Darius ran away again  and one of his officers murdered him
 - Hindu Kush high mountain have to go cross the mountain to another world.
 - He asked his officers Persian Bride
 - He died at Babylon when he was 32

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Video: Alexander the Great The Man Behind the Legend

 - June 323
 - Alexander was born in 356 BCE, Philip the second is his father, Philip the second have scars all over his face and he also don't have right eyes.
 - Alexander learnt military training and leadership from his dad
 - Olympius is Alexander's mother. She drink a lot.
 - Dionysus the God of wine and celebration
 - alexander was 3 years away and his father married another young woman and had a son.
 - Philip was killed but don't know who was the person who really want him to die.
 - Alexander became the king when he was 20
 - a lot of people think Alexander was too young so Alexander killed then all.
 - Alexander fought Troy first then to Issus (where Darius ran away)
 - Darius the third ran away for the first time
 - They killed 15,000 people a day
 - calisthenes, people who especially write down about Alexander's greatness
 - 7,000 killed 30,000 slave (tire city)
 - Alexander killed every male in the town

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Spread of Hellenistic Culture

Cultural interaction:
 - hellenistic culture, a blend of Greek and other influences, flourished throughout Greece, Egypt, and Asia.

Setting the Stage:
 - Alexander's ambitions were culture as well as military and political. He started new cities as administrative centers and outposts of Greek culture. These cities, from Egyptian Alexandria in the south to the Asian Alexandrias in the east, adopted many Greek patterns and customs.

Hellenistic Culture in Alexandria
A vibrant new culture emerged. Greek culture blended with Egyptian, Persian and India influences. This blending became known as Hellenistic culture. Koine is the popular spoken language.
 - Trade and Cultural Diversity
    - among the many cities of the Hellenistic world, the Egyptian city of Alexandria became the foremost center of the commerce and Hellenistic civilization.
    - by the third century B.C., Alexandria had become an international community, with a rich mixture of customs and traditions from Egypt and from the Aegean.
 - Alexandria's Attractions
    - a much visited bomb contained Alexander;s elaborate glass coffin.
    - soaring more than 350 feet over the harbor stood an enormous stone lighthouse called the Pharos.
    - the lighthouse contained a polished bronze mirror that, at night, reflected the light from a blazing fire.

Science and Technology
Alexandrian scholar provided most of the scientific knowledge available to the West.
 - Astronomy
    - Alexandria's museum contained a small observatory in which astronomers could study the planets and stars.
    - Eratosthenes, the director of the Alexandrian Library, tried to calculate Earth's true size.
 - Mathematic and Physics
    - Eratosthenes and Aristarchus used a geometry text compiled by Euclid.
    - Euclid was a highly regarded mathematician who taught in Alexandria.
    - Archimedes of Syracuse, studied at Alexandria

Philosophy and Art
In the third century B.C., philosophers became concerned with how people should live their lives. Two major philosophies developed out of this concern.
 - Stoicism and Epicureanism
    - Zeno found the school of philosophy called Stoicism.
    - Epicurus founded the school of thought called Epicureanism.
 - Realism in Sculpture
    - the largest known Hellenistic statue was created in the island of Rhodes. Known as the Colossus of Rhodes, this bronze statue stood more than 100 feet high.
    - by 150 B.C., the Hellenistic world was in decline, a new city Rome, was growing and gaining strength.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Alexander the Great discussion

 - The kingdom of Macedonia, located north of Greece
 - in 359 B.C., Philip 2 became king of Macedonia
 - Macedonians soundly defeated the Greeks at Chaeronea and ended Greek independence.
 - Alexander was only 20 when he became king
 - Aristotle's teaching Alexander learned science, geography, and literature
 - Alexander smashed the Persian defenses.
 - Alexander marched into Egypt in 332 B.C.
 - 326 B.C., Alexander and his army reached Indus Valley.
 - The exhausted soldiers yearned to go home. Bitterly disappointed, Alexander agreed to turn back
 - He became seriously ill with a fever and died a few days later and he was just 32.
 - after his died, his Macedonian generals fought among themselves for control of his empire.
 - Antigonus became king of Macedonia and took control of the Greek city-state; Ptolemy seized Egypt, took the title of pharaoh, and established a dynasty; Seleucus took most of the old Persian Empire.