Week of November 17-21, 2014

Friday, November 21

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.4. Discuss daily life, including traditions in art, music, and literature, of early national America (e.g., through writings by Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper).

11/21 Our learning goals today are to know:  U.S. poets wrote about nature & equality. U.S. paintings were landscape & daily life; music used banjos.

 

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

 

Today we will learn more about the development of a new uniquely American culture.

Then you will focus on the poem “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant. 

When you are done you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 94 - 106.

You can also work on your Hamilton & Burr paper.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- Today we are assessing all aspects of the standards under 7.3
Our learning goal today is to show mastery of the standards under 7.3.
 

There is no new learning goal for today.

 

The Mongols Sound Off assignment is 3 days late.

 

Today we will take the Chapter 4 test. You will have the first ten minutes to review. You can review by:

Taking one last look at your map and Learning Log entries.

By studying the Chapter PowerPoint

By using Study Central

By playing the Medieval China Rags to Riches game.

By having someone at your table quiz you.

 

Then you will take the test.

 

Next you will turn in your Chapter 4 binder papers and your Ch. 4 Active Reading Workbook pages. Both are due today.

 

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 second Values Debate! Good luck.


Thursday, Nov. 20

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.4. Discuss daily life, including traditions in art, music, and literature, of early national America (e.g., through writings by Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper).

11/20 Our learning goals today are to know:  In our new culture, literature gets “typically American” settings & characters. U.S. writers like Washington Irving & James Fennimore Cooper become famous.

 

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

 

Today we will learn more about the development of a new uniquely American culture. We will read about literature on pgs. 322 – 325 in our textbook.

Then we will watch Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVmu9RiZOeQ Or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmImfSZ6Nl8

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pages 94 - 106.

You can also work on your Hamilton & Burr paper if you are still not done.

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- 7.3 4 Understand the importance of both over land trade and maritime expeditions between China and other civilizations in the Mongol Ascendancy and Ming Dynasty.

11/20 Our learning goal today is to know: In the late 1400s China stopped Zheng He's ship trade & became more isolated. They did not trade again until 1514 when Portugal sailed over to them.

 

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

 

The Mongols Sound Off Assignment is 2 days late.

 

Today we will read about China becoming isolated and the last years of the Ming dynasty on pages 286-7.

 

Next we will go over your Map of China and narrow down what you need to study for tomorrow’s test.

 

Then you will finish questions on pgs. 50 - 68 in your Active Reading Workbook and make sure that you have all of your Binder Papers completed. Both are due tomorrow.

 

Next you can use these review activities:

Medieval China Rags to Riches.

China vs. Mongols

People, places, events flashcards

You can also try this Chapter 4 Self Check Quiz

visit Study Central

The chapter test is tomorrow. Study your learning log entries & your map.

 

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 form new teams and research our second values debate topics.


  

Wednesday, November 19

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.4. Discuss daily life, including traditions in art, music, and literature, of early national America (e.g., through writings by Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper).

11/19 Our learning goals today are to know:  During the first decade of the 1800s, a strong sense of national identity grew among Americans along with education & a 2nd Great Awakening.

 

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. 321 - 322 and discuss this 2nd Great Awakening PowerPoint.  Then we will watch the first 7 minutes of this video: The Unfinished Nation 

 

When you are done you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 94 - 106. You can also work on your Lewis & Clark paper and/or your Hamilton & Burr paper.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- 7.3 4 Understand the importance of both overland trade and maritime expeditions between China and other civilizations in the Mongol Ascendancy and Ming Dynasty.

11/19 Our learning goal today is to know: During the Ming dynasty, China sent a fleet of ships to explore Asia and East Africa.

 

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

 

The Mongols Sound Off Assignment is 1 day late.

 

Today we will learn about the Chinese explorer Zheng He. We will begin by reading pages 286 - 287. We will also look at this PowerPoint: Zheng He.

 

Next you will answer questions on pg. 50 - 68 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

You will also make sure that you have your map of China completed.

 

If you have any time left over, you can play this review game: Medieval China Rags to Riches. The chapter test is this Friday.  Study your learning log entries a little each night to prepare.

 

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 take the first ten minutes of class to finish planning with your group.  Then we will hear our first debate!  Time allotments are:  Speaker 1: 3 mins., Speaker 2:  3 mins., Speaker 3: 2 mins.  No POIs. 

 

Tuesday, November 18

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.1. Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

11/18 Our learning goals today are to know:  Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. This disgraced & weakened the Federalist party.

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

 

The Ch. 5 Active Reading Workbook pages and Binder Papers are now worth late credit.

 

Today we will discuss the duel between Burr & Hamilton. We will read page 317 and watch this short video clip: Hamilton & Burr: An Affair of Honor (6:00 mins.)

 

Then you will work on the Duel at Dawn reading/worksheet.

 

You can also complete yesterday’s activity on the Lewis and Clark expedition by using this website on the computers: Lewis and Clark Questions (http://emints4.purdyk12.com/lewisclark3.html). 

 

If time allows, you can also work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 94 - 102.

 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- 7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages. 7.3.6.Describe the development of the imperial state and the scholar-official class.

11/18 Our learning goal today is to know: The Ming dynasty built the Forbidden City, created a census, rebuilt farms, expanded the Grand Canal, increased trade, and encouraged writing and theater.

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

 

Today we will learn more about the Ming dynasty. We will read pgs. 283 - 4

 

Then we will talk about the Grand Canal and theater in the Ming dynasty. We will use this PowerPoint to learn more about the Grand Canal and this one about the art of Kunqu. Then I will tell you a traditional Kunqu tale, "The Peony Pavilion."

 

Next you will answer questions on pg. 50 - 66 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Then you will finish and turn in your Mongols Sound Off assignment. It is due today.

 

If you have any time left over, you can play this review game: Medieval China Rags to Riches. The chapter test is this Friday. Study your learning log entries a little each night to prepare.

 

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 single person debates versus speech options for the remainder of 2nd quarter.


 

 

Monday, November 17 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.1. Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

11/17 Our learning goals today are to know:  Jefferson sent Lewis & Clark and Zebulon Pike to explore and map it. Many Federalists feared the new Louisiana Territory lands would become all Republican.

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

 

The Ch. 5 Active Reading Workbook pages and Binder Papers are 3 days late.

 

Today we will discuss the expeditions sent by Pres. Jefferson to explore the new Louisiana Territory. We will read pages 315 - 317 to help us with this.

 

Then you will work on the Lewis and Clark assignment on the computers using Lewis and Clark Questions (http://emints4.purdyk12.com/lewisclark3.html).  This is a chapter binder paper.

 

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook, pages 94 - 102.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- 7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages. 7.3.6. Describe the development of the imperial state and the scholar-official class.

11/17 Our learning goal today is to know: The Mongol Yuan dynasty fell due to weak rulers and various groups wanting to break away; the Chinese Ming dynasty replaced it.

 

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

 
The In My Time project is 3 days late. 

 

Today we will learn about downfall of the Mongol Yuan dynasty and the rise of the Ming dynasty. We will begin by reading pages 282 - 283 in our textbook.

 

Then we will watch this video clip: Forbidden City 2:40.

 

Next you will work on your Mongols Sound Off assignment. It is due tomorrow.

 

If you have any time left over, you can play this review game: Medieval China Rags to Riches. The chapter test is on Friday. Study your learning log entries a little each night to prepare. 

 

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