March 21, 2016:
Students will turn in completed work for Chapter 20 Section 1-4, if they have not already done so. The teacher will issue notes and review for a test on Tuesday.
March 22, 2016:
Test over Chapter 20.
March 23, 2016:
The teacher will be out due to District UIL competition. Mrs. Kronenberger will be in the class to schedule students for their Junior year in high school.
March 24, 2016:
Students will complete Chapter 21 Section 1 work:
Describe Spanish power under Philip II.
Identify major figures from the Golden Age of Spanish art and literature.
Describe the birth of the Netherlands.
Explain the origins of absolute monarchy.
Critical Thinking Questions:
What are benefits and drawbacks for society when a ruler monopolizes important decision-making ?
What non-religious factors might have provoked Philip II to send the Armada against England?
Why might an artist like El Greco distort human figures rather than paint them realistically?
Why might readers still take an interest in the 400 year old novel Don Quixote?
What measures might Spain have taken to restore its economy?
Could Philip II have pursued other policies in the Netherlands that would have resulted in a better outcome?
Do you think a wealthy society is necessary for the production of great art?
Why might an absolute monarch view a republic such as the Netherlands, as a political threat?
How might limitations demanded by parliament and nobility have differed?
March 25, 2016:
No school. Bad weather day.