Week of Dec. 8-12, 2014

Friday, December 12

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.5.1 Understand the political and economic causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and know the major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace.

12/12 Our learning goal today is to know: Britain & the U.S. sign the peace Treaty of Ghent in 1814 (neither side gained any lands). Not knowing this, the Battle of Orleans is fought & the U.S. wins. Respect for the U.S. increases.

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

We will begin class today by reading pages 358 – 359 and the song The Battle of New Orleans.

Then you will work on the Found Poem assignment for the Star Spangled Banner. It is due Tuesday at the end of the period.

Next you will work your Active Reading Workbook, pages 110- 118. 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.5.3 Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century.

12/12 Our learning goal today is to know: Many samurai became vassals, swearing to fight for a daimyo in times of war & in return they received land. The bond of loyalty between a lord (daimyo) & a vassal (samurai) is known as feudalism.

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

The Shinto One-pager assignment is 3 days late

Today we will wrap up our discussion of samurai by discussing the bond of feudalism by reading pg.308

Then I will tell you the true story of the 47 Ronin.

You can work in your Active Reading Workbook OR you can use your 4-square notes about different aspects of samurai life to help you do a short Samurai assignment which we will be due on Tuesday.

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today we will talk about our next steps.


Thursday, Dec. 11

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.5.1 Understand the political and economic causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and know the major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace.

12/11 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1814 the British attacked Washington D.C. burning the Capitol & White House.  Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner as he watched the attack on Fort McHenry.

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

The Uniquely American Collage is now worth late credit.

Today we will learn more about the War of 1812. We will read pages 354- 358. (President's mansion pic.)

We will also look at the meaning of the Star Spangled Banner 

 

Then, if time allows, you will begin work on the Found Poem assignment for the Star Spangled Banner.

You can also work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 110- 118. 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.5.3 Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century. 7.5.6 Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.

12/11 Our learning goal today is to know: (the same as yesterday’s entry)

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

The Shinto One-pager assignment is 2 days late.

Then we will continue to learn about the increasing power of Japan's daimyo and the creation of the shogun. We will use pages 306 – 307 in our textbook to help us.

Then you will work on pgs. 70 - 79 in your Active Reading Workbook.

If time allows, you will begin work on a Samurai Tanka Poems assignment.

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today we will have our last Values Debate! Good luck. 

 

Then we will talk about our next steps.

 


Wednesday, Dec. 10  Min. Day Schedule

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.5.1 Understand the political and economic causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and know the major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace.

12/10 Our learning goal today is to know: Same as yesterday's entry.

There is NO new learning log entry for today.  We are still covering yesterday's topic.

The Ch. 6 Binder papers, Active Reading Workbook pages are now worth late credit.  The Uniquely American Collage is 3 days late.

Today you will work in table groups to look at and interpret primary source quotes on idea of the U.S. going to war in 1812.

If time allows, you can also work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 110- 118. 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.5.3 Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century. 7.5.6 Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.

12/10 Our learning goal today is to know: Shoguns (Great Generals) ran Japan's government for 700 yrs. Under the Ashikaga shoguns, powerful military leaders called daimyo rose to power & ruled various parts of Japan with their own samurai armies.

While I take roll, you will study for today's quiz.

The Shinto One-pager assignment is 1 day late.

We will start class today by taking a quiz on are first 7 learning log entries.  After the quiz, you will write down today's learning log entry.

Before we begin today’s new lesson, we will first finish up our Samurai notes from yesterday.

Then we will learn about the increasing power of Japan's daimyo and the creation of the shogun. We will use pages 305 – 306 in our textbook to help us.

Then you will work on pgs. 70 - 79 in your Active Reading Workbook.

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today we will have our next Values Debates! Good luck.

 


Tuesday, Dec. 9 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.5.1 Understand the political and economic causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and know the major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace.

12/9 Our learning goal today is to know: The War of 1812 between the U.S. & Britain began due to: impressment, fear of British aid to Native Americans, war hawks and their desire for Canada, national pride, & slow communication.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder papers, Active Reading Workbook pages, & the Uniquely American Collage are 3 days late.

Today we will finish up yesterday’s topic by watching this video clip on Chief Tecumseh 6:00 mins

Then we will learn about the push for war on pgs. 343, 345, & 354.

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 110- 116 for our new chapter.

You will also receive a binder paper for this chapter.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.5.3 Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century. 7.5.6 Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.

12/9 Our learning goal today is to know: Samurai warriors fought on horseback, followed the code of Bushido, pledged their loyalty to the Shogun, & were the leading group in Japanese society.

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

Today you will learn more about the samurai and the invention of the Shogun. We will take 4 -square notes starting with these 2 topics: Bushido, Samurai Training.

Then we will watch the part of this video clip and take notes on Swords and Armor: Secrets of the Samurai.

Next you will turn in your Shinto One-page Poster. It is due today.

Then you will work on pgs. 70 - 79 in your Active Reading Workbook.

Study for tomorrow's mid-chapter quiz. 

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today we will have our first two Values Debates! Good luck.


Monday, Dec. 8

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.5.3 Outline the major treaties with Indian nations during the administrations of the first four presidents and the varying outcomes of those treaties.  

12/8 Our learning goal today is to know:  The embargo with Britain and France hurt our economy, Britain impressed our sailors, and Chief Tecumseh and his brother tried to take back U.S. lands.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder papers, Active Reading Workbook pages are 2 days late. The Uniquely American Collage is 1 day late.

Today we will learn more about America's growing foreign conflicts by reading pgs. 340 - 342.

Next we will watch a short video clip on Chief Tecumseh 6:00 mins

Then you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 110 - 113 for our new chapter.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.5.3 Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century. 7.5.6 Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.

12/8 Our learning goal today is to know: At Japan's new capital of Heian/Kyoto, the emperors had no real power but instead allowed land owning nobles and their samurai warriors to control the land.

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

Today we will learn about the creation of powerful nobles and their samurai warriors. We will begin by reading pages 305 - 306 in our textbook.

Then you will work on pgs. 70 - 79 in your Active Reading Workbook.

Next you will finish your Shinto One-Pager. It is due tomorrow.

Review your learning log entries for Wednesday’s mid-chapter quiz.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today we will continue researching for values debate.