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How familiar are you with some of the 'units' that relate to world history to the 16th century (ie. 1500s)? Which ones interest you the most? There are many historical subjects that I am familiar with. I have a small knowledge base of Ancient Egypt, the Vikings, Great Britain, France and Israel. I am quite familiar with the history of Ancient Greece and Rome, including an extensive knowledge of their Mythology. I am looking forward to learning about the importance of writing in history, the rise and fall of the roman empire, the impact of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons on England, the Crusaders, the role of women throughout history, and the history of China and Japan. I would like to expand my knowledge of the ancient world. * Do you have a special interest in particular ancient civilziation / person / time period / event? Explain. I have a great interest in the ancient civilization of Greece and Rome. From their culture, government, traditions, social hierarchy and wars. * Which ancient civilization are you looking forward to studying? Why? I am looking forward to studying all world history because I think that it is important to have a knowledge base of all civilizations. I am especially looking forward to studying the ancient civilizations of Asia. * Why is it important to study ancient history? What value does it hold to the modern world? Studying Ancient history helps us understand the world around us and allows us to comprehend our roots. We study the past to understand the present. * If you could 'meet' any historical figure from ancient history, who would it be and why? If I could meet any historical figure from ancient history I would probably want to meet Alexander the Great. He was a very educated figure (taught by Aristotle) and we could have discussed his explorations and discoveries. It is hard to chose someone to meet because I don’t know how they would react upon seeing a teenage, jewish girl. Having an intellectual discussion would probably be unthinkable. * Have you seen any recent movies that depict an event / person / civilization in ancient history? For example "Gladiator", "Troy", "300", "Alexander", or "Kingdom of Heaven". What did you enjoy about them? Do you view these movies as 'historically accurate' or pure entertainment? The only movie that I have recently viewed that depicts an ancient civilization is the IMAX movie Jerusalem. * Have you ever travelled to areas that are rich in ancient history? Explain. If not, where would you like to travel and why?

I have travelled to Italy, Israel, France and Great Britain. All of these countries are rich in ancient history and when I was travelling, my family made it a point that we learnt about the history of the region. * What are your strengths as a student? What are your areas of growth that you need to work on? How can I support you as your teacher? My strengths as a student include taking risks, my determination and my perseverance. I will need to improve my organization, time management and writing skills. * What will you contribute to the class, lessons and learning environment? I will contribute my knowledge of history, and my enthusiasm for the subject. I will do my best to help my peers when they are in need and try my hardest to understand the subject matter so that we can go through the whole curriculum. I will question what we are learning and try to debate different subjects. * What is the meaning of Aldous Huxley's quote: "The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consists in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." Do you agree / disagree? I interpret Aldous Huxley’s quote as saying that everything that happens in history is repeated but as history goes on, it changes. People are born, discoveries are discovered, things are created and the world goes round, but people learn from the mistakes of others, rules are put in place and the world slowly evolves. I agree with the statement to a certain degree.