Week of September 15-19, 2014

Friday, September 19

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.3.1 Analyze the principles and concepts codified in state constitutions between 1777 and 1781 that created the context out of which American political institutions and ideas developed. 8.3.2 Explain how the ordinances of 1785 and 1787 privatized national resources and transferred federally owned lands into private holdings, townships, and states.

9/19 Our learning goal today is to know: The Articles of Confederation were weak because Congress couldn't: tax, enforce laws, or make changes without each state approving it. They did pass the Northwest Ordinance to fairly divide up the Northwest Territory.

 

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

 

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

 

Today we will learn about the Articles of Confederation and the Northwest

Ordinance by reading and discussing pages 180 - 182 in our textbook.

 

Then you will work in your Active Reading Workbook on pgs. 43 – 46.

  

We will end class today by hearing our final recitations for the Dec. of Indep.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.4 Discuss the expansion of Muslim rule through military conquests and treaties, emphasizing the cultural blending within Muslim civilization and the spread and acceptance of Islam and the Arabic language.

9/19 Our learning goal today is to know: Arabs spread Islam through teaching, conquest, and trade.

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

 

We will begin class today by watching a short video clip on the Islam: History and Teachings (3:22 minutes) (Or Beginners Guide to Islam 3:53)

 

Then we will learn about how Islam spread after the death of Muhammad.

 

We will do this by reading pgs. 182 - 184 in our textbook.

 

Next you will work on pgs. 18 - 23 of 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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today we will continue reading about debate protocol in our textbooks.

If time allows, we will watch a sample debate.

 


Thursday, September 18

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.3.1 Analyze the principles and concepts codified in state constitutions between 1777 and 1781 that created the context out of which American political institutions and ideas developed.

9/18 Our learning goal today is to know: After the Declaration of Independence, the 13 states wrote their own constitutions. To unite all 13 states the 2nd Continental Congress created the Articles of Confederation.

 

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

 

The Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook are due today.

 

We will start today by going over the answers to yesterday's test.

 

Then we will begin our new chapter on forming a government. We will look at the overview on pg. 175; then read pgs. 179 - 180.

 

Next you will answer pages 43 - 45 in the Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.

9/18 Our learning goal today is to know: The 5 Pillars of Faith = belief in 1 God, prayer 5 times a day, fasting during Ramadan, charity, the Hajj to Mecca.

 

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

 

We will begin class today by reading pg. 180 and then discussing this PowerPoint: Five Pillars of Islam.

 

Next we will read about the spread of Islam on pgs. 182 – 183 in our textbook.

 

Then you will work pgs. 17 - 23 of 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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today we will continue reading about debate protocol in our textbooks.

If time allows, we will watch a sample debate.

  

Wednesday, September 17  Today is a Minimum Day Schedule

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day - Today we are assessing all aspects of the standards under 8.1.

9/17 Our goal today is to show your mastery of the standards under 8.1

 

The Graffitied Travel Poster is now worth 60% late credit.

 

There is no new learning goal to write in your learning log today.

 

Today we will take our first chapter test. You will have the first seven minutes to review. You can review by:

        Taking one last look at your Learning log entries.

By having someone at your table quiz you.

By using the online Rags to Riches Chapter 2 Review Game

 

Then we will take the test.

 

After the test you will turn in your Binder Papers and your Active Reading Workbook pages. Both are due today.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad,including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.

9/17 Our learning goal today is to know: Muslims, followers of Islam, believe in one God, practice the 5 Pillars of Faith, and have two holy books: the Quran and the Sunna.

 

The Constantinople Travel Poster is 3 days late.

 

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

 

Today we will learn about the religion of Islam. We will begin by reading pages 177 -180.

 

Then you will work in our Active Reading Workbook on pgs. 18 – 21 and finish work on your Timeline with 6 events from the life of Muhammad.

 

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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today we will continue reading about debate protocol in our textbooks.

If time allows, we will watch a sample debate

  

Tuesday, September 16

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: 8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France.

9/16 Our learning goal today is to know: The American Revolution inspired the French people to have their own revolution in 1789.

 

The Graffitied Travel Poster is 3 days late.

 

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal at the bottom of your learning log.

 

Today we will wrap up chapter one by reading pg. 157.  We will also watch 2 short video clips that quickly review the main ideas of the chapter:  No More Kings & Shot Heard Round the World (6 mins. total)

 

Next you will make sure you are done with all binder papers and assigned pages of the Active Reading Workbook. Both are due tomorrow.

 

Our chapter test is tomorrow. To help you study you can

Play Rags to Riches Chapter 2 Review Game

Review with the Presentation Plus PowerPoint

Take the Self-Check Quiz

Use Study Central

Play the Crossword Puzzle

Use the People, Places, and Events e-flashcards

Study your learning log entries!

 

You can also work on your Declaration of Independence recitation piece. It must be recited this week.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.

9/16 Our learning goal today is to know: The prophet Muhammad brought the message of Islam to the people of Arabia in the year 622.

 

The Constantinople Travel Poster is 2 days late. Chapter 1 Binder Papers and Workbook pgs. are now worth up to 60% credit.

 

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

 

We will start today by reviewing yesterday’s Mecca PowerPoint.

 

Then we will learn about Muhammad, a member of the Quraysh tribe in Mecca by reading pgs. 176 - 177 in our textbook.

 

Next you will use pgs. 176 – 178 to create a timeline with events from the life of Muhammad. This will be one of your binder papers for chapter 2.

You will also work in our Active Reading Workbook on pgs. 18 – 20.  

 

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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today we will continue reading about debate protocol in our textbooks.

If time allows, we will watch a sample debate

 
Monday, September 15
8th grade U.S. history:
 

Standards of the day: US 8.1.2: Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence, with an emphasis on government as a means of securing individual rights 8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France.

9/15 Our learning goal today is to know: The American victory at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 led to peace negotiations and the Treaty of Paris in Sept. 1783 which recognized the U.S. as an independent nation and ended the war.

 

The Graffitied Travel Poster is 2 days late.

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

Today we will learn more about the American Revolution. We will use pgs. 155 - 157 in our textbook to help us.

Then you will work on the Active Reading Workbook to pg. 42.  On Wednesday you will turn it in, along with your Binder Papers.

You can also work on your Declaration of Independence recitation piece. It must be recited this week.

Our chapter test is this Wednesday. Study your learning log entries a little each night so you will be well prepared! Today you can also begin using this review game: Rags to Riches Chapter 2 Review

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.1 Identify the physical features and describe the climate of the Arabian Peninsula, its relationship to surrounding bodies of land and water, and nomadic and sedentary ways of life. 7.2.5 Describe the growth of cities and the establishment of trade routes among Asia, Africa, and Europe, the products and inventions that traveled along these routes and the role of merchants in Arab society.

9/15 Our learning goal today is to know: Makkah (Mecca) was an important town because it: was on 2 main trade routes, had fresh water, the Quraysh tribe kept it safe, it was a holy site.


The Constantinople Travel Poster is 1 days late. Binder Papers and Workbook pgs. are 3 days late.

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

Today we will start class by further discussing Bedouin life and the importance of the camel in the desert.

Then we will learn about the Arabian town of Makkah (Mecca) and why it was such an important place. We will begin by reading pages 175 - 176. 

Next you will answer questions in your Active Reading Workbook on pgs. 18 - 19.  You can also work on the chapter map on the back of the Video Questions worksheet you received on Friday.

 

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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today we will discuss debate protocol.

 

Then you will meet with your partner to solidify your argument in preparation for a first mini-debate.