Week of August 25-29, 2014

Friday, August 29th

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1: Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8/29 Our learning goal today is to know: The New England Colonies had small farms, ships, fish, trade; Middle Colonies had lg. farms, lumber, mining, trade, manufacturing; Southern Colonies had large-scale plantations.

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

 

We will continue to learn about the growing colonies and how their economies differed. We will do this by reading and discussing pages 126 - 127 of our textbook. We will also look at this website: Triangular Trade

Then you will answer pgs. 26 – 27 of the Active Reading Workbook.

Next you will work on your Three Colonial Regions brochure. It is due on Wednesday.

Lastly you will review all of your learning log entries to be ready for a short quiz on your Learning Log entries on Tuesday.  

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople

8/29 Our learning goal today is to know: Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire was a blend of Roman, Greek, and other eastern cultures.

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

Today we will finish up our notes on Constantinople. We will use these two PowerPoints to help us: Constantinople and Byzantine Trade

Then we will continue learning about Constantinople by reading pages 157 - 158 in our textbook. 

Afterwards you will work on pg. 12 of the Active Reading Workbook (pgs. 2, 3, 4, 5, & 8 should be completed).

You will also finish your one page poster on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell. It is due at the end of the period for p.4, on Tues. for p. 3.

If you are all caught up, you can work on the Map of the Roman Empire on the back of your Contributions chart. 

 
On Tuesday we will have a short quiz on all of our current learning log entries.
 

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities

Our learning goals today are identify and use techniques used in an effective oral presentation/speech. 

 

We will begin today with a few minutes for review your script for your presentation. (Remember you will script out when you will include at least one movement, two gestures, and 3 points of eye contact.)

 

Then we will watch each other’s presentations.


Thursday, August 28th

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1: Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8/28 Our learning goal today is to know: The Southern colonies were: MD., VA., N.C., S.C., & GA. Most of the 13 colonies were started for financial gain or religious freedom.

 

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

 

Today we will review the Southern colonies which you studied in 5th grade. We will do this by reading pages 123 - 124 of our textbook.

 

Then we will learn about how life differed in each colonial region.  We will use pg. 126 in our textbook to help us with this.

 

Next you will continue to work on your Three Colonial Regions brochure. It is due on Wednesday.

 

You can also work on pgs. 21 - 24 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.2 Discuss the geographic borders of the empire at its height 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople

8/28 Our learning goal today is to know: Constantinople was located in an area which was good for trade and easy to protect.

 

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

 

Today we will continue yesterday's discussion of Constantine and Constantinople. We will use this to help us: Constantinople PowerPoint

Next you will work on your one page poster on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell. It is due at the end of the period tomorrow.

 

You can also work on labeling the Map of the Roman Empire on the back of your completed Contributions Chart

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities

Our learning goals today are identify and use techniques used in an effective oral presentation/speech. 

 

We will begin today with a few minutes for you to finish and practice your two minute speech. Remember you will script out when you will include at least one movement, two gestures, and 3 points of eye contact.

 

Then we will watch each other’s presentations.


 

Wednesday, August 27th

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1: Students understand the major event preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8/27 Our learning goal today is to know: The New England colonies were: Mass., N.H., Conn., R.I. The Middle colonies were: N.Y., Penn., N.J., Del.

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

 

We will begin today by watching a short video clip on the Puritans and Separatists (Pilgrims): The Establishment of Plymouth Colony (5:13)

 

Then we will review the New England and Middle colonies which you studied in 5th grade.  We will do this by reading pages 121 - 122 of our textbook

 

Next you will work on pgs. 21 - 24 of the Active Reading Workbook.

If time allows, you will also work on your Three Colonial Regions brochure. It is due next Wednesday.


7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of
the new capital in Constantinople

8/27 Our learning goal today is to know: Emperor Constantine moved the Roman capital from Rome in the west to Byzantium/Constantinople in the east.

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

 

Today we will learn about the attempts that were made to save the Roman Empire prior to its fall. We will begin by reading pages 147 and 148.

 

Then you will finish work on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 of your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Next you will work on a one page poster on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell. It is due at the end of the period this Friday.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities

Our learning goals today are identify and understand techniques used in an effective oral presentation/speech. 

 

We will begin today by reading and discussing an article on how to deliver a good speech.

 

Next we will watch a speech given by a senior in a mock trial: Rebecca Martin 4:40

Then you will begin work on a short speech about your favorite thing to do and you will script out when you will include movement, gestures, and eye contact.

 

Tuesday, August 26th

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1: Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8/26 Our learning goal today is to know: The Virginia House of Burgesses & the Mayflower Compact both allow colonial self-government.

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

 

We will begin today by watching a short video clip on Jamestown, Virginia: The First American Settlement (8:07)

 

Then we will read about the Virginia House of Burgesses on pg. 119 and about the Pilgrims on pgs. 120 & 851 of our textbook.

 

Next you will work on pgs. 2, 4,10, 21 – 22 of your Active Reading Workbook.

 

If time allows, you will also work on your map labeling the states.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1,1 Rome's ultimate internal weaknesses.

8/26 Our learning goal today is to know: Rome was invaded by Germanic barbarians who were fleeing the Huns and seeking a better life.

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

Today we will quickly review the first three reasons why Rome Empire fell by using this PowerPoint. Then we will learn about the fourth reason - barbarian invasion. We will use pages 149 – 151 in our textbook to help us. (Germanic invasion map)

Next you will work on pgs. 2, 3, 4, and 8 of your Active Reading Workbook.

You can also finish up the Contributions from Rome chart if you haven’t already.

If time allows, we will begin discussing the one page poster you will create on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities

Our learning goals today are identify and understand techniques used in an effective oral presentation/speech. 

 

We will begin today by going over the good and bad points of yesterday’s introductory speeches.

 

Then we will read and discuss an article on how to deliver a good speech.

 


Monday, August 25

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1.4 Describe the nation's blend of civic republicanism, classical liberal principles, and English parliamentary traditions.

8/25 Our learning goal today is to know: The first permanent English settlement in North America was Jamestown, Virginia.

We will begin class today by discussing why kingdoms wanted to colonize and how this fits with the economic idea of mercantilism.

Then we will read about the "lost colony" of Roanoke and the Virginia Colony of Jamestown. We will use page 119 of our textbook. We will also use this PowerPoint: Roanoke Island.

Afterwards you answer pg. 2, 4, and the top of pg. 10.

Then you will begin labeling a map of the states.

 

7th grade social studies:
Standard of the day: 7.1.1 Rome's ultimate internal weaknesses.
8/25 Our learning goal today is to know: Rome fell due to poor leadership, social problems, a bad economy, and barbarian invasion.

We will start class today by filling in a chart on the Roman Contributions that we learned about last Friday.

Then we will begin our new topic by reading pages 145 - 146 of our textbook about the fall of the Roman Empire.

Next you will work on pgs. 2, 3, and 4 of the Active Reading Workbook. You will also complete your chart on Roman Contributions.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: Comprehension and Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication - Demonstrate active listening in oral presentation activities

Our learning goals today are to participate in an oral presentation and to actively listen to presentations done by our classmates. 

We will start today by taking a few minutes to meet with partners and decide which partner will speak first. Remember that your introduction must include at least 15 details about your partner.

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