Week of February 2- 6, 2015

Friday, February 6

Tuesday, February 11

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day 8.8.1 Discuss the election of Andrew Jackson as president in 1828, the importance of Jacksonian democracy, and his actions as president

2/6 Our learning goal today is to know:  S. Carolina passed the Nullification Act refusing to pay the high tariffs Congress placed on foreign goods. Pres. Jackson, to preserve the nation, got Congress to pass the Force Act to make them.

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

The Plantation Life Poem assignment is 1 day late.  The chapter 9 binder work and Active Reading workbook pgs. are 2 days late.

Today we will begin with a review of how the Electoral College works.

Then we will focus on today's new topic, the tariff debate. We will read pgs. 450 - 451.

Next you will answer pgs. 166 -171 in the Active Reading Workbook and work on a new binder paper.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day - 7.6.6 Discuss the causes and course of the religious Crusades and their effects on the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish populations in Europe, with emphasis on the increasing contact by Europeans with cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean world.

2/6 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1071 the Muslim Turks attacked and took over part of the Byzantine Empire causing the Byzantine emperor to ask the pope for help.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are worth 60% credit.  

Today we learn about the biggest wars of the middle ages - the Crusades. We will start by discussing why Jerusalem was important to European Christians, Byzantine Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Arabian Empire Muslims.

Then we will read page 352 in our textbook.

Afterwards you will answer pgs. 98 - 101 in the Active Reading Workbook.

Make sure you have also completed the Magna Carta chart.

 

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 through voice and actions.

 

Today we will work on a pantomimed mirror activity. 


 

Thursday, February 5

U.S. History

Standard of the day - 8.8.1 Discuss the election of Andrew Jackson as president in 1828, the importance of Jacksonian democracy, and his actions as president

2/5 Our learning goal today is to know: Andrew Jackson was for the “common man” & democracy, extended voting to white men without property, gave ordinary people govt. jobs, & got rid of the caucus system.

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

The Chapter 9 binder papers and Active Reading workbook pgs. are 1 day late.

Today we will start by reviewing yesterday's Mini-Test.

Then we will watch a short introductory video on Andrew Jackson 9:42

Next we will read pgs. 448 - 449.

Then you will answer pgs. 166 - 169 in your Active Reading Workbook.

Finally you will turn in the Plantation Life Poem Assignment. It is due today.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day - 7.6.3 Understand the development of feudalism, its role in the medieval European economy, the way in which it was influenced by physical geography (the role of the manor and the growth of towns), and how feudal relationships provided the foundation of political order.

2/5 Our learning goal today is to know: French kings, conquered lands held by the English & set up a parliament system of government. The Mongols destroyed Kievan Rus & the Slavs created Russia.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 3 days late. 

Today we will finish up talking about England by reading the last paragraph on pg. 349, then we will learn about the kingdoms of France and Russia by reading pgs. 350 – 351.

Then you will answer pgs. 98 - 101 in the Active Reading Workbook.

Make sure you have also completed the Magna Carta Chart and the Domeday paper.

 

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 through voice and actions.

 

Today we will work on a pantomime activity. 


 

 

Wednesday, February 4

 8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.8.1 Discuss the election of Andrew Jackson as president in 1828, the importance of Jacksonian democracy, and his actions as president

Today you will 7 minutes to review your learning log entries for today’s mini-test.

Next you will take the Ch. 9 Mini-test.

Then you will turn in your Chapter 9 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages.  They are due today.

Next you will write the new 2/4 learning goal: In 1824 the House of Reps. chose John Q. Adams as the 6th Pres. though Jackson (7th Pres.) won the popular vote. This "corrupt bargain" led to mudslinging in 1828.

 

Then we will begin Chapter 10 on The Age of Jackson. We will review our first 5 U.S. Presidents and then read pgs. 447 - 448.

 

Afterwards you will work on your Plantation Life Poem Assignment. It is due on tomorrow.

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day - 7.6.5 Know the significance of developments in medieval English legal and constitutional practices and their importance in the rise of modern democratic thought and representative institutions

2/4 Our learning goal today is to know: England developed: a common body of law, the use of juries, the Magna Carta - giving people rights & limiting government power, and Parliament - representative government.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 2 days late. 

Today we will continue to learn about England. We will begin by reading pages 348 - 349 and discussing this PowerPoint: Magna Carta.

Then you will fill in the Magna Carta chart. This will be a new binder paper.

Next you will work in your Active Reading Workbook on pgs. 98 - 99.

 

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 through voice and actions.

 

Today we will work on a pantomime activity. 


 


Tuesday, February 3

 8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.7.2 Trace the origins and development of slavery; its effects on black Americans and on the region's political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development; and identify the strategies that were tried to both overturn and preserve it

2/3 Our learning goal today is to know: Solomon Northup, kidnapped into slavery, and Harriet Tubman, "underground conductor", became leading abolitionists in the North.

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

Today we will read and discuss the primary source article on pg. 434 of the textbook about Solomon Northup.

Then we will watch a video clip called Follow the Drinking Gourd which talks about how runaways could find their way to freedom.

Then you will finish Active Reading Workbook pgs. 152 - 164.  They are due tomorrow.

Next you will work on the Plantation Life Poem Assignment. It is due in final copy form on Thursday.

Tomorrow we will take the Mini-test on Ch. 9.  Study your learning log entries.

 

7th grade social studies

Standard of the day - 7.6.3 Understand the development of feudalism, its role in the medieval European economy, the way in which it was influenced by physical geography (the role of the manor and the growth of towns), and how feudal relationships provided the foundation of political order.

2/3 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1066 William of Normandy conquered the Anglo-Saxons and became the new king for England – merging Norman & Anglo-Saxon culture.

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

The Ch. 6 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 1 day late.

We will start class today by going over the answers to the Ch. 6, Part 1 test.

Then we will learn about England in the Middle Ages. We will begin by reading pages 347 and then watching this video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLy1LskT6Y8.  Then we will read pg. 348 and discuss this site: http://home.nordnet.fr/~rmaufroid/pupitre/words/norman/norman.html and a PowerPoint on the Domesday book.

Next you will answer a worksheet on this topic. This will become your first binder paper for Ch. 6, Part 2.

 

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 pantomime skills.

 

Today we will work on a new drama activity. 


Monday, February 2

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.7.2 Trace the origins and development of slavery; its effects on black Americans and on the region's political, social,religious, economic, and cultural development; and identify the strategies that were tried to both overturn and preserve it

2/2 Our learning goal today is to know: Open slave rebellion was rare, work slow-downs common. The Underground Railroad, a network of safe-houses, helped Upper South slaves escape to the north or Canada.

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

Today we will learn Harriet Tubman the Underground Railroad by discussing a PowerPoint.

Then we will watch this video clip on the Underground Railroad 9:37.

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 152 - 164.

Then you will begin work on your Plantation Life Poem Assignment. It is due on Thursday.

We will take a Mini-test on Ch. 9 this Wednesday.  Study your learning log entries.

We will finish the period by hearing any re-recites of the Seneca Falls Declaration recitation.

 

7th grade social studies

Today we are assessing standards 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3, Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.

2/2 Our learning goal today is to show mastery of the standards under 7.6.

Today we will take the test on the first half of chapter 6 Medieval Europe. You will have the first 10 minutes to review. You can review by:

reading over your learning log entries

playing the Europe rags to riches

using Study Central

Then you will take the test.

Afterwards you will turn in the Ch. 6 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages.  They are due today.

If time allows, we will end class with a short video clip on King Arthur.

 

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 through voice and actions.

 

Today we will finish our drama centered introduction activity.