Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 24


What strategies do you use when reading a textbook?

A special thank you to all students who shared their TDC paragraphs on exploration. Your writing continues to impress, and the comfort with which you presented was very impressive!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 23

In what way is greed connected to the Age of Exploration?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 22

European Explorers: Discoverers or Conquerors?

While the question is provocative and forces each of us to examine our personal point of view, I think it is helpful to examine exploration with a critical lens and from multiple perspectives.


Why do people explore?
What would lead you to risk your life to explore a foreign land?
What can happen to a culture when it is exposed to another culture?
Is the exchange of culture always positive?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008