1.  Collect 5 artifacts that are significant to your life.  This can include a picture (please print).
  2.  Write the artifacts on the card given in class or separate sheet of paper.  One sentence explaining the significance of the artifact.  Example:  Harry Potter Bookmark shows that I am a Harry Potter Fan.
  3. Bring all the above to our next class!

Today we started class discussing the elements of a civilization.  Great work on the brainstorm.  We then worked on the mystery of Easter Island.  We used class time to work on perspective and I will review next day. If you didn’t finish the chart we will have time next class so don’t worry.


In modern times, we use the terms BCE and CE.  Why? This allows us to discuss dates in a more secular (non-religious) way so as to include people of all religious beliefs.

What about centuries? What does the 9th century mean? 800s or 900s? The general rule of thumb is as follows:

  • For dates with three digits, add 1 to the first number
  • e.g., 655 CE 6+1 = 7 7th Century CE
  • For dates with four digits, add 1 to the second number
  • e.g., 1066 CE 10 + 1 = 11 11th Century CE
  • *Note, if the date ends in 00, do not add 1
  • e.g., 500 CE is the end of the 5th Century, and 1900 CE is the end of the 19th Century. However, 501 CE would be the beginning of the 6th century, and 1901 would be the beginning of the 20th century.



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