Week of August 20-22, 2014

Friday, August 22

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day: 7.11.3 Examine the origins of modern capitalism; the influence of mercantilism. 8.1. Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8/22 Our learning goal today is to know: The lands of the U.S. were originally colonized by the Spanish, English, French, & Dutch.

We will begin today writing down our 2nd learning log entry.

Then we will read and discuss pg. 117 in our textbook on the early settlements in North America.

Next you will receive your Active Reading Workbook (yeah!!) and we will define mercantilism on the top of pg. 10 and answer items on pgs. 2 & 4 .

Then you will finally begin labeling the states on a map of the USA.

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day 7.1.1 Study the early strengths and lasting contributions of Rome.

8/22 Our learning goal today is to know: Romans gave us contributions in art/architecture, literature, science, engineering, & religion/philosophy.

We will begin today by writing down our second learning log entry. Then with your table partner you will see what you remember from 6th grade s.s. about Roman contributions.

Next we will discuss a PowerPoint entitled Roman Culture.

Then we will finish the map from Thursday on what we study in social studies.  You will keep this until we finish the chapter. 

Next, you will receive your Active Reading Workbook and begin to answer pgs. 2, 3 and 4. 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities., Selecting Language Resources - use a growing set of academic words

Our learning goals today are to participate in an oral presentation and to actively listen to presentations done by our classmates; to add word meaning to this week's spelling words. 

We will start today by taking a few minutes to finish and review your partner interview answers.

Then you will write an introduction about your partner that you will present to the class.  In this introduction you will include details from 15 or more of the "All About Me" questions.  Your partner has the right to "forbid" you from including information from any 2 specific questions (or they may waive this right so you can select from any of the questions you find interesting.)

Then we will begin to introduce our partners to the class. 
 

 
Thursday, August 21

8thgrade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: 7.11.1 …development of a new European worldview 
8/21 Our learning goal today is to know: European nations sent explorers to find a new route to Asian silks & spices.

 
Today we will begin by discussing the daily learning goal and the purpose of keeping a learning log
 
Then we will review the “age of discovery” by scanning and talking about chapter 1 on pgs. 81 – 89 in our textbook.
 
If you have time left over, we will begin labeling the states on a map of the U.S. 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: SS 6.7.4 – Discuss the influence of Augustus in Rome.

8/21 Our learning goal today is to know: Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, began the Pax Romana (200 years of peace and prosperity).

We will begin today by mapping out the civilizations that we cover in 7thgrade social studies. You will keep this map as a binder paper to be turned in at the end of chapter 1.

Then we will discuss the daily learning goal and the purpose of keeping a learning log. You will use your learning log every day at the start of the period.

Next we will review the early years of the Roman Empire by reading and discussing pages 137 – 138 of our textbook.

Then you will receive your Active Reading Workbook and we will discuss how we will use it this year. You and your table partner will answer pg. 2.

If you have time left over, preview tomorrow’s topic by skimming through pages 139 – 143.

 Speech and Debate 

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities., Selecting Language Resources - use a growing set of academic words

Our learning goals today are to participate in an oral presentation and to actively listen to presentations done by our classmates; to add word meaning to this week's spelling words. 

We will start today by taking a few minutes to finish and review your partner interview answers.

Then you will write an introduction about your partner that you will present to the class.  In this introduction you will include details from 15 or more of the "All About Me" questions.  Your partner has the right to "forbid" you from including information from any 2 specific questions (or they may waive this right so you can select from any of the questions you find interesting.)

If time allows we will then begin introduce our partners to the class.

Wednesday, August 20

8th grade U.S. History
Standard of the day: US8.0 Students in grade eight study the ideas, issues, and events that occurred in America from its founding through the Industrial Revolution.

Our learning goal today is to know: Why we study history and that 8thgrade U.S. history covers the history of America from its founding through the Industrial Revolution. 

Welcome to eighth grade U.S. history!

We will start today by going over class expectations and our class communication signals.

Then we will look at our textbook and go over course content.

Next we will quickly review the reasons why we study history and then focus on the question of how we know what happened in the past.

If time allows we will then begin work on labeling a map of the United States of America. 

7th grade Social Studies

Standard of the day: SS 7.0 Students in grade seven study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500-1789.

Our learning goal today is to know: Why we study history and that 7th grade social studies covers the history of the middle ages in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. 

Welcome to seventh grade social studies!

We will start today by going over class expectations and our class communication signals.

Then we will look at our textbook and go over course content.

Next we will discuss the reasons why we study history.

Then you and your table partner will look through your assigned section of the book and find something that is an example of one of the reasons we study history.

Finally we will begin mapping out the civilizations that we study.

Speech and Debate

Standard of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Participate in social conversations with peers and adults on familiar topics by asking and answering questions and soliciting information.

Our learning goal today is to participate in social conversation with our classmates by asking and answering question so that we get to learn a little bit about them. 

Welcome to Speech and Debate!

We will start today by going over class expectations and course content.

Then we will begin an activity designed to help us get to know one another.