Week of December 1-5, 2014

Friday, Dec. 5

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.5 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic.

12/5 Our learning goal today is to know: U.S. foreign trade depended on being able to sail the seas freely. U.S. ships had trouble with Barbary Pirates & with the warring French & British.

 

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

 

The Ch. 6 Binder papers and the Active Reading Workbook pages are 1 day late.

 

Today we will begin chapter 7. We will begin by watching this video on the United States and the Barbary Coast 9:54.

 

Then we will read pages 339 - 341.

Next you will turn in your Uniquely American Culture Collage assignment. It is due today.

Then you will work on the Ch. 7 Active Reading Workbook pages.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.5.1 Describe the significance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea and the intellectual, linguistic, religious, and philosophical influence of those countries on Japan. 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.

12/5 Our learning goal today is to know: During the 700s, Japan built a strong national government at Nara where the emperor gave jobs to nobles of powerful families.

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

 

Today we will begin by watch this video on: Shintoism (6 mins.)

 

Then we will learn about the early government of medieval Japan. We will begin by reading pages 303 - 304.

 

Next you will complete pgs. 70 - 76 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Afterwards you will work on your Shinto One-Pager assignment. It is due at the end of class 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 spend time with our teams researching our topics.

Thursday, Dec. 4

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - All aspects of the standards under 8.4

12/4 Our learning goal today is to show mastery of the standards under 8.4.

There is no new learning goal for today.

Today you will have the first ten minutes to review Chapter 6 for today’s mini-test with: your learning log entries, the Concentration game for Ch. 6, the Self-Check Quiz for Ch.6, or Study Central.

Then you will take the mini-test.

Next you will turn in your Ch. 6 Active Reading Workbook pages and your Ch. 6 Binder papers. Both are due today.

Then you will finish your Uniquely American Culture Collage assignment. It is due tomorrow.

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.5.2 Discuss the reign of Prince Shotoku of Japan and the characteristics of Japanese society and family life during his reign.

12/4 Our learning goal today is to know: Prince Shotoku created Japan's first constitution & helped spread Chinese ideas. The Japanese religion of Shinto is based on nature spirits.

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

 

The Ch. 4 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are now worth 60% credit.

 

Today we will begin by discussing Prince Shotoku by using pg. 299 in our textbook.

 

Then we will learn about the religion of Shinto. We will use an article to help us with this.

  

Next you will work on a One-Pager assignment about the religion of Shinto. It is due at the end of class on Tuesday.

 

You can also work in your Active Reading Workbook up through pg. 73.

 

 

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 discuss the idea of doing one last MSPDP style debate for the benefit of our new members and/or moving straight into a two person team with American Parliamentary Debate.

 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 3

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - Today we reviewing all aspects of the standards under 8.4

12/3 Our learning goal today is to take one final look at the standards under 8.4.

 

There is no new learning goal for today.
 

We will begin using our textbook pages 307 - 329 to do a quick review of Chapter 6.

Then we will play a whole class review game using information from the chapter.

Next you will make sure that you have all of the Ch. 6 Active Reading Workbook pgs. 94 - 108 and the binder papers ready to turn in tomorrow

Then you can review some more for tomorrow’s mini-quiz with: your learning log entries, the Concentration game for ch. 6, the Self-Check Quiz for Ch.6, or Study Central OR you will work on the Uniquely American Culture Collage assignment. It is due on Friday.
 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.5.1 Describe the significance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea and the intellectual, linguistic, religious, and philosophical influence of those countries on Japan.

12/3 Our learning goal today is to know: Japan's earliest settlers came from northeast Asia and believed their emperor was descended from the sun goddess; his family still rules Japan today.

 

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

 

The Ch. 4 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are 3 days late.

 

Today we will learn about the first settlers of Japan and about the myth of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess. We will read page 298 in our textbook and watch part of a video clip.

 

Next you will read about an early Emperor of Japan by reading pages 89 – 92 of the purple book. When you are done, you will answer the five “Reading Check” questions from pg. 92. These answers will be a binder paper.

 

If time allows, you will then work 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 finish watching and discussing the online debate we started yesterday. Our goal is to allow our new classmates to see what we have been working on and give our original classmates a chance to reflect upon their debate skills in comparison with others.

 

Then we will discuss two-person team American Parliamentary debate.


 

 

Tuesday, December 2

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

12/2 Our learning goal today is to know: In the 1800s many Americans began to move west by horse, wagon, & boat to claim new land or to escape the population, taxes, and laws of the East.

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

Today we will why some Americans were moving west. We will use pgs. 328 - 329 to help us.

When you are done you will work on your Uniquely American Culture Collage assignment. It is due on Friday.

Review your learning log entries to prepare for Thursday’s mini-test on Ch. 6. 

 

 

 7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.5 Students will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the civilization of Medieval Japan.

12/2 Our learning goal today is to know: The sea is important to Japan because it: provides much of their food, is used for transportation, and keeps Japan separate from others.

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

The Ch. 4 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are 2 days late.

Today we will learn about the influence geography has on the foods of Japan. We will use this video to help us: There is no food like my food - Japan.

Next you will finish your worksheet on Japan's Geography and the map of Japan.

You will also work on page 70 of 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 watch and critique an online debate done in the Middle School Debate format.  This will allow our new classmates to see what we have been working on and allow our original classmates a chance to reflect upon their debate skills in comparison with others. 


Monday, December 1

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

12/1 Our learning goal today is to know: In the 1800s most people lived in rural farming areas. Northerners were crowded on small farms, towns, & big cities. Southerners were spread out on small farms, towns, & big plantations.

 

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

Today we will learn about the daily life of early America. We will use pgs. 326 – 327.

When you are done you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 94 - 108.

Then you will begin work on the Uniquely American Culture Collage assignment. It is due on Friday.

Review your learning log entries to prepare for Thursday’s mini-test on Ch. 6. 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.5 Students will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilization of Medieval Japan.

12/1 Our learning goal today is to know: Japan is an underwater volcanic mountain range with over 3,000 small islands and 4 big ones: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu.

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

 

The Mongols Making Headlines assignment is now worth 60% credit. The Ch. 4 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are 1 day late

We will begin today by going over the answers to the test on China.

Then we will begin our new unit on medieval Japan. We will start by looking at this Japan by Satellite PowerPoint and by reading page 297 in our textbook

Next you will use this PowerPoint: Japan's Geography to answer questions about Japan's Geography

You can also answer p. 70 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Speech and Debate You will work with the Collaboration Monday guest teacher on an alternative topic for today.