The Aztec and Inca Empires

Compare the Inca empire with the Aztec empire.  How were they similar?  How were they different?  Which civilization do you think was greater?  Why?  Answers are due April 2nd.


The End of the 3rd Quarter

There are two more weeks before the third quarter ends.  That means student-led conferences are coming up (April 5th – three days after report cards are passed out).  That also means that Miss Annable will be concluding her student teaching soon and returning to the Buckeye state.  It has been a big blessing having her instruct you guys.  Let’s finish strong, and show her how much we have appreciated her.


Future Plans

Last week Megan and I signed a work contract to stay here three more years which will keep us in Tianjin until at least June of 2010.  This is my fourth year in China (all in TJ), but Megan has now resided here for almost ten years (95-97 in Nanchang, 99-03 in Changchun, 03-04 year in Beijing and 04-today in Tianjin).  Had you asked me back in 2003 how long I thought I’d be in China, I wouldn’t have told you for at least seven years.  Starting this fall I will be teaching part-time and studying part-time.  I will continue to teach my Book classes, but I will no longer teach world history.  I will also increase my language studies in addition to enrolling in some Book classes.  After one year of being a part-time teacher and part-time student, I will return to my duties as a sixth grade Book and world history teacher.  I am excited about the opportunity to study more and look forward to what our Father will be teaching me.