5 1/2 hours is the amount of class time that was dedicated as “work time” last week. Students had access to research books, iPads, and laptops in addition to ample amounts of work time. The Medieval unit is big – there is a great deal to be accomplished in relatively short order. The first deadline is this Wednesday when students should turn in the rough draft of their essays. I am looking forward to lots of reading over the Thanksgiving break. We will workshop essays next week in order to create a polished draft by December 5th. 3-D visuals and works cited (or bibliographies) are also due on December 5th.