Week of April 20-24, 2015

Friday, April 24

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day -  8.10.7 Explain how the war affected combatants, civilians, the physical environment, and future warfare.

4/24 Our learning goal today is to know: Women helped make war supplies, worked as spies, nursed the wounded, and even fought on both sides of the Civil War.

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

Today we will learn about the role of women in the Civil War.  We will read pgs. 599 – 600 and watch this video clip: Women Soldiers in the Civil War 6 mins

Next you will work on the Ch. 13 pages of your Active Reading Workbook and on your binder papers.

You can also  study for next week’s Ch. 13 test. To review, you can play the Rags to Riches Ch. 13 review

At the end of the period we will hear Gettysburg Recitations.

7th grade social studies

Standards of the day -7.7.1 Study the locations, land forms, and climates of Mexico, Central America, and South America and their effects on Mayan, Aztec, and Inca economies, trade, and development of urban societies. 7.7.2 Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery. 7.7.3 Explain how and where each empire arose

4/24 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1325 the Aztecs saw their promised sign, an eagle with a snake on prickly pear cactus, on a soggy island in a lake in Mexico.

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

Today we will learn about the Aztec people. We will begin by discussing this PowerPoint: The Aztec.

Then we will read pages 460 - 461 in our textbook.

Next you will work in your Active Reading Workbook to pg. 145 - 154.

Afterwards you will begin work on the Maya Life Magazine.  It is next Thursday.  These websites might be of help: Maya Kids website and Ancient Maya

 

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 rehearsing our plays .  

 


 
Thursday, April 23

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.

4/23 Our learning goal today is to know:  Five days after the war ended Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and Andrew Johnson became president.

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

Today we will learn about the death of Abraham Lincoln.  We will read pgs. 612 – 613 and watch this video clip on the assassination of Pres. Lincoln.

Then you will read pg. 598 on the lives of the soldiers and draw a two-part picture of their lives. This will be a binder paper. You can also work on the Gettysburg Address Recitation.

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbooks pgs. 230  - 256.

Ch. 13 test is early next week. To review, you can play the Rags to Riches Ch. 13 review

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day-7.7.2 Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery. 7.7.4 Describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations. 7.7.5 Describe the Meso-American achievements in astronomy and mathematics.

4/23 Our learning goal today is to know: The Maya, who were most powerful between AD 250 - AD 900, were no longer a powerful civilization by the time the Spanish explorers arrived.

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

Today we will wrap up the Mayas by watching and taking notes on this video overview of their civilization: VideoAncient Civilization: Part One

Then you will answer pgs. 146 - 153 in the Active Reading Workbook.

Next you will work on the Mayan Life Magazine. It is due next Thursday. These websites might be of help: Maya Kids website and Ancient Maya,  

 

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 rehearsing our plays .  

 


 
Wednesday, April 22  Minimum Day Schedule

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.

4/22 Our learning goal today is to know: Sherman “broke” the South with "total war". Grant captured Richmond. April 9, 1865 Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox; his men were allowed to go home.

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

Today we will learn about the end of the Civil War.  We will read pgs. 610 – 612

Next you will work on a new binder paper and on memorizing the Gettysburg Address opening.

You can also answer pgs. 230 - 243 and pgs. 252 - 256 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies

Standards of the day -7.7.2 Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery.7.7.4 Describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations. 7.7.5 Describe the Meso-American achievements in astronomy and mathematics.

4/22 Our learning goal today is to know: The Maya created Pok a Tok, a 365 day calendar, could predict eclipses, invented the zero & complex math, & a hieroglyphic system for writing.

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

Today we will learn Maya advances in science, math, and writing. We will begin by reading page 458 in our textbook. (The Maya  slides 18 - 22)

Then we will learn about Maya ideas of beauty. We will use this PowerPoint to help us: MAYAN BEAUTY

Then you will answer pgs. 146 - 153 in the Active Reading Workbook.

 

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 critique each other’s plays and offer suggestions.


  
Tuesday, April 21

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  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.

4/21 Our learning goal today is to know: The Gettysburg Address motivated the North to keep fighting. Union Generals Grant & Sherman worked together. Grant took Virginia and Sherman crushed the Deep South.

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

Today we will first finish up yesterday's topic by watching this video: The Impact of Antietam and Gettysburg 6 minutes

Then we will move on to the final phases of the war. We will read pgs. 607 - 608.  Next we will watch two short video clips about Sherman's March to the Sea - one from a Union perspective, one from a Confed. perspective.  (Sherman'sTerrifying Tactics 3:25)

Next you will begin work on memorizing a portion of the Gettysburg Address. (flipchart)

You can also work on answering pgs. 230 - 243 and pgs. 252 - 254 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day-7.7.2 Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery. 7.7.4 Describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations.

4/21 Our learning goal today is to know: Maya rulers were god-kings who taught the people that the gods controlled everything that happened & that human sacrifice was a way to please them.

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

The Ch. 8 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are now worth 60% credit.

Today we will more about Maya Culture. We will begin by reading a story about the Maya gods and a ball game.

Next we will look at this PowerPoint: Pok a Tok

Then you will answer pgs. 146 - 152 in the Active Reading Workbook.

 

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 rehearsing and finish our character slam-down.  

 

 

Monday, April 20

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 his" House Divided" speech (1858), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and inaugural addresses (1861 and 1865). 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.

4/20 Our learning goal today is to know: After Confederate victories in Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville, a turning point happened with Union victories at Gettysburg & Vicksburg.

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

Today we will learn about the tide of the war turning towards the North. We will read pgs. 605 - 606.

Then we will watch this video clip on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Afterwards we will read the Gettysburg Address given by Pres. Lincoln. (pg. 856)

Then you will answer pgs. 230 - 243 in your Active Reading Workbook and work on your binder papers.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day-7.7.2 Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery. 7.7.4 Describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations.

4/20 Our learning goal today is to know: The Maya controlled the Yucatan Peninsula, building many city-states with large ceremonial city centers and large pyramids.

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

The Ch. 8 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 3 days late. The Reformation brochure is 4 days late.

We will begin today by watching a short presentation of the Maya myth of creation

Next we will learn about the land of the Mayas ( Maya forests and cenotes) and their cities. We will use part of this PowerPoint to help us:  The Mysterious Maya.  We will also read our textbook on pgs.457 - 458.

Then work on Active Reading Workbook pgs. 146 - 152.

 

Speech and Debate Collaboration activity today.

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 rehearsing and finish our character slam-down.