Week of October 6-10, 2014

Friday, October 10

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.

10/10 Our learning goal today is to know: Rights of the accused make sure that people accused of a crime are treated fairly.  Reserved powers are those rights reserved for the state and for the people.

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

 

Today we will continue to learn about the Bill of Rights. We will use pg. 260- 261 to help us.

 

Next we will work on our new partner project on the Bill of Rights. It is due next Fri.

 

Afterwards we will hear the remaining recitations of the Preamble.

 

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.

10/10 Our learning goal today is to know: West African kings settled arguments, controlled trade, protected the empire, and demanded complete obedience.

 

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

 

We will begin today by wrapping up yesterday’s topic of North African to West African trade.

 

Then we will read pages 227 - 228 in our textbook.

 

Next you will take notes about life in Ghana from a primary resource.


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 engage effectively in a debate and to use a flowchart to monitor the debate.

 

Today we will have our first debate.  Good luck to both sides!


 

Thursday, October 9

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.

10/9 Our learning goal today is to know: Amendments 1 - 3 are personal rights, 4 - 8 are rights of the accused, 9 - 10 are reserved powers.

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

 

The Chapter 3 papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are now worth 60% credit. 

 

Today we will continue to learn about the Bill of Rights. We will use pg. 260 and a PowerPoint to help us.

 

Next we will recitations of the Preamble.

 

Afterwards you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 - 64.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.4.3 Describe the role of the trans-Saharan caravan trade in the changing religious and cultural characteristics of West Africa and the influence of Islamic beliefs, ethics, and law.

10/9 Our learning goal today is to know: North Africans traded salt and cloth for West African gold and ivory; trade was done by silent barter.

 

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

 

The Chapter 2 Binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are now worth 60% credit.

 

Today we will learn about the empire of Ghana by reading page 210 in our textbook and this article.

 

Next you will work on page 35 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

You will also make sure that you are done with your map: Map of Africa, the Adapting to Africa worksheet.

 

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 plan and engage in an effective debate.

 

Today you will work with your team for the last time before your debate.

 

We will also determine today how we will select the first debate topic.

 


Wednesday, October 8  Minimum Day Schedule

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.

10/8 Our learning goal today is to know: The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. They protect our individual liberties.

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

The Chapter 3 papers and your Active Reading Workbook are 3 days late.

We will finish reading pg. 223 which will then focus us on the Bill of Rights. We will read pg. 260 and then use a PowerPoint.

Next we will hear seven people recite the Preamble to the Constitution.

If time allows, you will then work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 62 - 64.

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.

10/8 Our learning goal today is to know: The Sahara isolated North Africa from the rest of the continent until the Berbers crossed it for trade.

The Ch. 2 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 3 days late

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

Today we will read about the Bantu and Berber people on pg. 209 of our textbook.

Then we will do all of the remaining cross outs in our Active Reading Workbooks and you will make sure you have answered pg. 34.

Next you will finish yesterday’s worksheet with the map and the online questions about Africa.

 

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 plan and engage in an effective debate.

 

Today you will work with your team. Time your first speaker, second speaker, last speaker.


 

 

Tuesday, October 7

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.2.7 Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights.

10/7 Our learning goal today is to know: The Constitution rests on 7 major principles: popular sovereignty, republicanism, limited government, federalism, separation of powers, checks & balances, & individual rights.

The Ch. 3 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 2 days late.

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

Today we will learn about the 7 major principles of the Constitution using pgs. 222 -223 of the textbook.

You can also work on your new Active Reading Workbook pages.

 

Then we will hear recitations of the Preamble.

 

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.

10/7 Our learning goal today is to know: The Niger River was important to the West African empires providing them with water, fish, and a highway for trade.

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

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

We will begin today by finishing our 4 square notes from yesterday: Regions of the World: Africa.  (T431E-57D4, student student) and by watching a short video clip on Life on the Niger River, Africa (4 mins)

Then we will work on the Adapting to Africa worksheet and our chapter 3 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 plan and engage in an effective debate.

 

Today we will discuss how much more time teams need in order to be prepared to debate.

 

Then you will work with your team.
 

 


Monday, October 6

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.2.2 Analyze the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, and the success of each in implementing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.  8.2.4 Describe the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution as specified in the Federalist Papers and the role of such leaders as Madison, George Washington, Roger Sherman, Gouverneur Morris, and James Wilson in the writing and ratification of the Constitution.

10/6 Our learning goal today is to know: The Preamble to the Constitution describes 6 goals for the U.S. government.

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

The Ch. 3 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 1 day late

We will start class by going over the Chapter 3 test.

Next we will begin chapter 4 by focusing on the Preamble of the Constitution and its author on pgs. 219, 221 - 222 of the textbook.

Then you will answer pages 61 – 62 in your Active Reading Workbook

Afterwards we will hear any volunteer recitations. By tomorrow, people will be called on by random selection to recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.

10/6 Our learning goal today is to know: Africa has narrow coastal plains, large savanna grasslands, big deserts, and centrally located rain forests.

 

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

 

The Ch. 2 Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 1 day late.

 

We will begin class today by going over the Chapter 2 test.

 

Then we will start our next chapter on the gold kingdoms of West Africa by focusing on Africa's geography. We will read pages 207 - 208 in our textbook.

 

Next we will watch part of a video clip: Regions of the World: Africa.  (T431E-57D4, student student) You will take notes on this video in 4 categories:

 

Basic geography facts

Regions of Africa

Geographical features

Climate

 

Then you will answer page 34 in your Active Reading Workbook. If time allows, you will also begin work on the Africa Map.

 

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