Week of April 13-17, 2015

Friday, April 17

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day 8.10.5 Study the views and lives of leaders (e.g., Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee) and soldiers on both sides of the war, including those of black soldiers and regiments. 8.10.6 Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

4/17 Our learning goal today is to know: Once allowed 200,000 African Americans (both free and runaways) joined the Union Army and Navy. In 1865 the 13th Amendment outlawing all slavery was passed.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.  

 

The Civil War Project is now worth late credit.

Today we will start by reading pg. 594 and then watching this short video clip on the Emancipation Proclamation 2:14.

Then we will learn about African Americans in the war. We will read pgs. 595 - 596 and watch this short video clip about the 54th Massachusetts 

Next you will work with a primary source document from Frederick Douglass. This will be another one of your binder papers.

Then you will answer pgs. 230 - 243 in your Active Reading Workbook.

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day-7.7 Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations.

4/17 Our learning goal today is to know: Growing corn and other crops allowed Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec to develop.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

The Ch. 8 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 2 days late, the Reformation brochure is 3 days late.

Then we will begin today with a short video clip on the Geography of Central and South America 

Next we will learn about the earliest civilizations of the Americas. We will read pages 453 - 455 and discuss this Olmec PowerPoint if time allows.

Then you will work on the map of the Americas and begin work on Active Reading Workbook pgs. 146 - 149.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy, Public Speaking

Our learning goal today is to begin to gain a basic understanding of how to attach different meanings to words.

 

Today we will continue to work on learning our lines and blocking the play. We will also do a character slam-down.  


 

 

Thursday, April 16

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day 8.10.4 Discuss Abraham Lincoln's presidency and his significant writings and speeches and their relationship to the Declaration of Independence, such as Emancipation Proclamation (1863) 

4/16 Our learning goal today is to know: The bloody Battle of Antietam was barely a Union victory. Afterwards there was a change in the North's war focus which led to the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863 freeing all slaves in the Confederacy.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

Today we will learn about the single bloodiest day of battle - Antietam (Sharpsburg). We will read pgs. 582 - 583 and watch the Battle of Antietam 6 mins.

Then we will learn about how Pres. Lincoln's war focus moved to the issue of slavery. We will read pgs. 592 - 593 of our textbook.

Next you will work on your Major Battles binder paper and on answering pgs. 230 - 241 in the Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day-7.7 Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations. 

4/16 Our learning goal today is to know: People came to the Americas during the Ice Age; crossing the Bering Strait between Asia and North America in search of food.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your new learning log.

The Ch. 8 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 1 day late.  The Reformation Brochure is 2 days late.

We will start today by going over the answers to the Ch. 8 test.

Then we will begin chapter 9 on the Americas.  We will watch part of this video clip: The Earliest Human Migrations 4:49

Next we will read pages 451 - 452 in our textbook.

Afterwards we will begin work in our Active Reading Workbooks.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy, Public Speaking

Our learning goal today is to begin to gain a basic understanding of how to attach different meanings to words.

 

Today we will continue to learn our lines and block out the play.  


 

 

Wednesday, April 15

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day 8.10.5 Study the views and lives of leaders (e.g., Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee) and soldiers on both sides of the war, including those of black soldiers and regiments.8.10.6 Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

4/15 Our learning goal today is to know: Union Gen. McClellan had a chance to take the Southern capital of Richmond but hesitated. Confed. Gen. Robert E. Lee won the 2nd Battle of Bull Run & pressed into Maryland.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

Today we will start by watching part of this video clip on Guns of the Civil War .

Then we will learn more about the war by reading pgs. 580 - 581 of our textbook.

Next you will on a new binder paper.

Then you will answer pgs. 230 - 239 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies

Today we are assessing standards 7.9.1, 7.9.2, 7.9.3, 7.9.4, 7.9.5, 7.9.6, 7.9.7 Students analyze the historical developments of the Reformation.

Our learning goal is to demonstrate mastery the standards under 7.9

There is no new learning log entry for today.

The Reformation Brochure is 1 day late. 

Today you will begin with ten minutes to review for the test.  You can use:

Reformation game rags to riches

Reformation: Who did it game- Rags to Riches

Your learning log entries and map

Next we will take the Ch. 8 test.

Afterwards you will turn in the Ch. 8 binder papers and pgs. 130 - 143 of the Active Reading workbook - both are due today.

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy, Public Speaking

Our learning goal today is to begin to gain a basic understanding of how to attach different meanings to words.

 

Today we will continue to learn our lines and block out the play.  


 

 

Tuesday, April 14 Periods 1 & 2 are shortened today for an Assembly.

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day 8.10.5 Study the views and lives of leaders (e.g., Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee) and soldiers on both sides of the war, including those of black soldiers and regiments.8.10.6 Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

4/14 Our learning goal today is to know: Union General Ulysses S. Grant won the Battle of Shiloh to control the Miss. River.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

The Civil War project is 4 days late.  

Today we will read pgs. 579 about Union victories for control of the Mississippi River.

Next you will work on pgs. 230 - 237 in your Active Reading Workbook.

7th grade social studies

Standards of the day: 7.9.4 Identify and locate the European regions that remained Catholic and those that became Protestant and explain how the division affected the distribution of religions in the New World.

4/14 Our learning goal today is to know: Catholic missionaries spread their faith in Asia & the Americas.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

Today we will learn about the lasting effects of the Reformation in all of Europe. We will read pages 440 - 441 in our textbook.

Then we will go over the Reformation Map to narrow down what to study for the test.

Next we will use this Reformation Big Book to do a quick review of the entire chapter.

Then you will review on your own for tomorrow’s test.  You can use:

Reformation game rags to riches

Reformation: Who did it game- Rags to Riches

Your learning log entries.

Finally, you will turn in your Reformation Brochure.  It is due today.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy, Public Speaking

Our learning goal today is to begin to gain a basic understanding of how to attach different meanings to words.

 

Today we will continue to run lines and begin a little work on blocking our plays.  


 

 

Monday, April 13

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day 8.10.6 Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. 8.10.7 Explain how the war affected combatants, civilians, the physical environment, and future warfare.

4/13 Our learning goal today is to know: The 1st Battle of Bull Run was a Confed. victory under Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. To stop the coastal blockade, Confeds created the first "ironclad" warship, the Merrimack; the Union copied them with the Monitor.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

The Civil War project is 3 days late.  

Today we will begin with a review of the North v. the South by watching a video clip: The American Civil War (8 mins.)

Then we will read pgs. 577 – 578 about the first Battle of Bull Run and the war spreading to the sea and by watching a short clip on the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimack.

Next you will work on pgs. 230 - 237 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies

Standards of the day: 7.9.4 Identify and locate the European regions that remained Catholic and those that became Protestant and explain how the division affected the distribution of religions in the New World.

4/13 Our learning goal today is to know:  In the Reformation: northern Europe became Protestant, southern Europe stayed Catholic, wars happened, kings gained power, & the pope lost power.

While I take roll, write today's learning goal in your learning log.

Today we will with a quick review video of what we have learned about in the Reformation so far The Reformation (last 7 mins). 

Then we will learn about the lasting effects of the Reformation in all of Europe. We will read pages 436 - 440 in our textbook.

Next you will work on the backside of your last binder paper worksheet.

Then you will finish your Reformation brochure. It is due tomorrow.

You can also on the Active Reading Workbook pgs. 130 - 143.

The test is on Wednesday. Study your learning log and you can also play: Reformation game rags to riches or Reformation: Who did it game- Rags to Riches

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy, Public Speaking

Our learning goal today is to begin to gain a basic understanding of how to attach different meanings to words.

 

Today we will work on memorizing and blocking our scenes.