Week of November 3-7, 2014

Friday, November 7

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.3.4 Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties

11/7 Our learning goal today is to know: During Pres. Adam's term, the threat of war with France led to the passage of the Alien & Sedition Acts, which the Democratic-Republicans strongly opposed.

  

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

 

Today we will learn about the Alien and Sedition Act and our dealings with France. We will begin by reading pgs. 295 - 297.

 

Next you will finish your "test-style" questions for each learning log entry and you will also finish your Active Reading Workbook  pages 78 - 92.

 

We will have a mini-test on chapter 5 on Wednesday and you will turn in your binder papers and your Active Reading Workbook pages as well.

 

 

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.

11/7 Our learning goal today is to know: The Mongols, who were herders living north of China, were so skilled in horseback riding & war that they conquered northern China in 1211.

 

Write down today's learning goal in your new learning log

 

We will start class today with a short video clip on Chinese porcelain.

 

Then we will learn about the Mongols and how they took over China. We will read pgs. 268 – 270 in our textbook

 

Next you will work in your Active Reading Workbook up to pg. 61.

 

You will also work on your In My Time project. It is due on Wednesday. 

Review your first 8 Learning Log entries in order to be prepared for a quiz at the end of class on Monday.

 

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 you will continue to research your topic. You might also want to step outside to practice and time yourselves.

 

 

Thursday, November 6

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.2 Explain the policy significance of famous speeches (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address) 8.3.4 Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties

11/6 Our learning goal today is to know: The Federalist Party favored: strong federal govt. & big business. The Democratic-Republican Party favored: strong state govt. & farmers. John Adams, a Federalist, became the 2nd president.

 

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

 

Today we will learn more about our first political parties and our second presidential election.  We will read pgs. 292 – 293.

 

Next you will work on the new pages of your Active Reading Workbook, pages 78 - 90

 

We will have a mini-test on Ch. 5 on Wednesday.  To help prepare you will create a binder paper of "test-style" questions and answers for each of your learning log entries.


 

7th grade social studies:

7.3.2 Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. 7.3.5 Trace the historic influence of such discoveries as tea, the manufacture of paper, woodblock printing, the compass, and gunpowder.

11/6 Our learning goal today is to know: Under the Tang & Song, China had a “golden age” of art (landscape paintings, calligraphy, & porcelain) and literature, especially poetry.

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

We will begin today learning about the arts and literature of China. We will read pgs. 264 – 266 in our textbook.

Next you will work on our new project, the “In My Time Letter”.  It is due on Wednesday.

You can also continue to work in your Active Reading Workbook.  Our goal is to be done through pg. 58.

 

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 you will meet with your team to research your topic.


 

 

Wednesday, November 5

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day- 8.4.2 Explain the policy significance of famous speeches (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address) 8.3.4 Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties.

11/5 Our learning goal today is to know: Washington's Farewell Address influenced foreign policy encouraging America to stay out of foreign affairs when possible; it also warned against the divisions caused by political parties.

 

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

 

Today we will learn about the importance of Washington’s farewell address. We will use pg. 289 in our textbook to help us.

 

Then we will learn about the first two political parties in America. We read pgs. 291 - 292.

 

Next you will work on another new binder paper and the Chapter 5 pages of your Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.3.2 Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. 7.3.5 Trace the historic influence of such discoveries as tea, the manufacture of paper, woodblock printing, the compass, and gunpowder.

11/5 Our learning goal today is to know: The Chinese invented: steel, paper, woodblock printing, paper money, movable type, gunpowder, ship's rudder, and the compass.

 

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

We will begin today by finishing yesterday's topic on new technologies in Tang China. We will read pg. 262 - 264.  We will also video these video clips on How is coal mined 2:00 mins and printing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y57rUeCHoXg

Next you will the “In My Time Letter”. It is due on Wednesday.

You can also continue to 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 you will meet with your team to research your topic.


 

 

Tuesday, November 4
8th grade history:

8.4.1 Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents. 8.4.2 Explain the policy significance of famous speeches.

11/4 Our learning goal today is to know: Washington proclaimed U.S. neutrality in Europe's wars. Britain impressed U.S. sailors into their own navy.

 

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

 

Today we will begin by watching a video clip on one of the challenges faced by President Washington.
 
Then we will learn about our nation’s first problems with Europe. We will read and discuss pg. 288 for this.

 

Next you will complete pgs. 78 – 84 in the Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies:
7.3.2 Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. 7.3.5 Trace the historic influence of such discoveries as tea, the manufacture of paper, woodblock printing, the compass, and gunpowder.

11/4 Our learning goal today is to know: The Tang dynasty improved China's economy with better rice, tea, silk, and porcelain trade.

 

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

 

We will begin today by reading pgs.261 - 262 about farming and trade in Tang China. As we read, we will stop to view the following short video clips: How rice is made 3:08mins., How tea is made 1:36 mins., Silk Road Silk Making 3:06 Porcelain making 2:56mins. How is coal mined 2:00 mins.

Next you will begin work on a new project, the “In My Time Letter”. It is next Wednesday.

 

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 our self-numbered teams and then decide which teams are debating which argument. 

 

Afterwards you will meet with your team to begin your research.

 


Monday, November 3

8th grade U.S. history:

8.3.5 Know the significance of domestic resistance movements and ways in which the central government responded to such movements (e.g., Shays' Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion). 8.4.1 Describe the country's physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

11/3 Our learning goal today is to know: The Whiskey Rebellion was crushed showing that the new govt. maintains order. Native Americans, encouraged by the British & Spanish, battled U.S. settlers over frontier land.

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

 

The Ch. 4 binder papers and workbook pgs. are now worth 60% credit.

 

We will begin today by creating a chart to help us learn the differences between Hamilton & Jefferson's approaches to government. We will do this as a group and you will make a copy for your own binder.

 

Then we will read pgs. 286 – 287 in our textbook on today's new topics

 

Next you will complete pgs. 78 – 84 in the Workbook.

 

    

7th grade social studies:
Standard of the day-7.3.1 Describe the reunification of China under the Tang Dynasty and reasons for the spread of Buddhism in Tang China, Korea, and Japan.

11/3 Our learning goal today is to know: Buddhism offered the Eightfold path to rise above suffering & gain Enlightenment.  Neo-Confucianism offered rules to live by for a good society.

 

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

 

The Ch. 3 binder papers and workbook pgs. are now worth 60% credit.

We will begin today with a quick review of Buddhism which you learned about last year.

Then we will learn Neo-Confucianism in China by reading page 258 in our textbook and, if needed, looking at this PowerPoint: Teachings of Confucius.

Next you will work on a new binder paper. You can also work on your Ch. 4 Active Reading Workbook pages.

                     

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