Week of October 20-24, 2014

Friday, October 24

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.3.6. Describe the basic law-making process and how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and to monitor and influence government.

10/24 Our learning goal today is to know: American citizens have the duty to: obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, serve on a jury, serve as a witness if needed.

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

 

The Bill of Rights Stamp Album Project is 4 days late. 

 

Today we will learn about the rights and duties of being an American citizen. We will use pages 235 - 237 in our textbook to help us.

 

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 -76 and on the binder papers you already have.

 

The Chapter 4 test is on Tuesday. Study your learning log entries and your Active Reading Workbook each night to prepare. You can also play this review game: Chapter 4 Rags to Riches review game

 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day- 7.4.1 Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires.

10/24 Our learning goal today is to know: Africans enslaved criminals & war captives but slave trade changed greatly when Muslims & Europeans began taking captives from the continent.

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

 

The Postcard from Ghana project is 4 days late.

 

We will begin today by going over your chapter map and narrowing down the places you need to study.

 

Then we will read about slavery in West Africa on pages 233 - 234 in our textbook.

 

Next you will work on finishing your Active Reading Workbook pages through pg. 48 and any binder papers that are not yet complete.

 

Afterwards you will study for Monday’s Tuesday's test. You can use these review activities:

 

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 begin researching your debate topic.

 

 

Thursday, October 23

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.2.6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

10/23 Our learning goal today is to know: The Constitution has 7 Articles. #1 – 3 the Branches, #4 State relationships, #5 Amendment, #6 Supremacy, #7 Ratification.

 

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

 

The Bill of Rights project is 3 days late.

 

Today we will learn about the remaining 4 Articles of the Constitution. We will use pages 257 - 259 and a PowerPoint to help us.

 

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 -75 and also on a worksheet about Articles 4 – 7 of the Constitution.

 

Next Tuesday we will take the chapter 3 test. Review your learning log entries each night to be well prepared. You can also play this review game: Chapter 4 Rags to Riches review game.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.2 Analyze the importance of family, labor specialization, and regional commerce in the development of states and cities in West Africa. 7.4.3 Describe the importance of written and oral traditions in the transmission of African history and culture.

10/23 Our learning goal today is to know: Family was the basis of African society & they educated kids with the help of griots (storytellers) and proverbs.

 

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

 

The Postcard from Ghana project is 3 days late.

 

Today we will learn about the importance of family and the role of griots in West Africa.

 

We will read page 231 in our textbook.

 

Afterwards I will tell you a West African proverb.

 

Next you will work in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

The Ch. 3 test will be on MondayReview your learning log entries each night to be well prepared. You can also play this review game: Medieval Africa-Rags to Riches

 

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 begin researching your debate topic.

 


Wednesday, October 22

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.2.6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

10/22 Our learning goal today is to know: The Judicial Branch hears and rules on cases. It includes the Supreme Court, appeals courts, and district courts. The Supreme Court has a special power of judicial review.

 

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

 

The Bill of Rights project is 2 days late.

 

Today we will learn about the Judicial Branch. We will begin by reading pages 230 - 233 in our textbook.

 

Then we will watch a short video clip on The Judicial Branch.

 

Next you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 -75.

 

The chapter 4 test will be next Tuesday.  Review your learning log entries each night to be well prepared. You can also play this review game: Chapter 4 Rags to Riches review game

 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.2 Analyze the importance of family, labor specialization, and regional commerce in the development of states and cities in West Africa.

10/22 Our learning goal today is to know: West African drums were used to please the spirits and also to communicate messages.

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

 

The Postcard from Ghana project is 2 days late.

 

Today we will learn about “talking drums” in West Africa. We will read the purple “World in Transition” books pgs. 58 – 62.

 

Then we will watch a video clip on West African drums and dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3D5Kt2nTEk.

 

Next you will answer any 4 of the 5 questions on pg. 62 of the purple book. Put your answers on lined paper and keep this as one of your binder papers for this chapter.

 

You will also work on your Active Reading workbook pages 33 -43. 

 
If you are all caught up, you can begin reviewing for Monday's test by studying your learning log entries and playing Medieval Africa-Rags to Riches

 

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 begin researching your debate topic.


 

 

Tuesday, October 21

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.2.6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

10/21 Our learning goal today is to know: U.S. citizens do not directly vote for the Pres. or V. P., the Electoral College does.  

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

 

The Bill of Rights project is 1 day late.

 

Today we will begin by finishing yesterday’s video clip on the other duties of the President: The Executive Branch

 

Then we will read Article II section 1 on the election of the President pg. 254 in your textbook.

 

Next we will look at a PowerPoint and also a video clip on this topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok_VQ8I7g6I&list=LPVbSDYA-PIMg&index=7&feature=plcp

 

Afterwards you will work a binder paper about the Electoral College.

 

You will also work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 -72.

 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.2 Analyze the importance of family, labor specialization, and regional commerce in the development of states and cities in West Africa.

10/21 Our learning goal today is to know: Traditional African religions share a belief in a supreme creator god, lesser gods or spirits, and the importance of ancestor worship.

(Mouse is gone) 

 

The Postcard from Ghana project is 1 day late.

 

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

 

We will begin today by watching the video clip on the Empire of Songhai that we did not get to see yesterday: video on Songhai (3:30 mins)

 

Then we will learn about traditional West African religions. We read pages 223- 224 in our textbook.

 

Next you will work on a binder paper about this topic.

 

You will also work on your Active Reading workbook pages 33 -43. 

 
If you are all caught up, you can begin reviewing for Monday's test by studying your learning log entries and playing Medieval Africa-Rags to Riches
 

 

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 begin researching your debate topic.


Monday, October 20

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.2.6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

10/20 Our learning goal today is to know: The President is the chief: executive, diplomat, commander, of state, & legislative leader. The V.P., executive offices & departments such as the Cabinet are also part of the Executive Branch.      

 

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

 

We will begin today by discussing your quiz results.

 

Then we will learn more about the Executive Branch. We will read pg. 230 in our textbook.

 

Next we will watch this video clip: The Executive Branch  (14 mins.)

Then you will finish and turn in your Bill of Rights Project. It is due today.

Afterwards you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 -71 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.1 Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires. 7.4.2 Analyze the importance of family, labor specialization, and regional commerce in the development of states and cities in West Africa.

10/20 Our learning goal today is to know: Songhai was the last and largest of the three West African kingdoms; it had the famous Timbuktu University.

 

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

 

We will learn about the fall of Mail and the rise of the third West African Empire, the Empire of Songhai. We will read pages 211 & 225 in our textbook to help us.

 

Then we will watch part of a video on Songhai so you can better see what the area looked like. (3:30 mins.)

 

Next you will finish and turn in the Postcard from Ghana project. It is due today.

 

You may also work on your Active Reading workbook pgs. 33-43.

 

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