Week of September 2-5, 2014

Friday, September 5th
8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1: Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

9/5 Our learning goal today is to know: Colonists protested & boycotted British products. British soldiers sent to calm them cause the "Boston Massacre". The Boston Tea Party & the Intolerable Acts soon follow.

The Three Colonial Regions brochure is 2 days late

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

Today we will learn about protests in the colonies. We will do this by reading and discussing pages 137 - 138 of our textbook.

Then you will work on our first project The Graffitied Travel Poster. It is due next Thursday.

You can also work on your Active Reading Workbook through pg. 33.  

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople and the development of the Byzantine Empire, with an emphasis on the consequences of the development of two distinct European civilizations.

9/5 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1054 a permanent schism (split) happened between Roman Catholic Christianity and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

 

The one page poster on the four big reasons the Roman Empire fell is 3 days late for p. 3, 4 days late for p. 4.

 

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

 

Today we will finish talking about the Eastern Orthodox religion by discussing this PowerPoint:  The Byzantine Church

 

Next you will make sure you have finished answering all the assigned pages in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Then you will work on the Constantinople Travel Poster. It will be due next Thursday.

 

On Wednesday we will take a chapter test on all of chapter one. Start reviewing your papers both in your binder and in your Active Reading Workbook a little each night so that you will be prepared.

 

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 identify assertion, reasoning, and evidence in a commercial “argument.”

 

Today we will finish looking at and discussing the commercials you found on Wednesday. We will be looking for the assertion, reasoning, and evidence.

 

Next you will work with a partner to finish a short worksheet on the 3 elements of an argument. 

 


Thursday, September 4th
8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1.4: Describe the nation's blend of civic republicanism, classical liberal principles, and English parliamentary traditions.

9/4 Our learning goal today is to know: The Proclamation of 1763 stopped colonial movement west of the Appalachian Mts.; Britain taxed the colonists to pay off war debts.

 

The Three Colonial Regions brochure is 1 day late.

 

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

 

Today we will learn about trouble in the colonies. We will do this by reading and discussing the rest of pg. 131 and then pages 135 - 136 of our textbook.

 

Then we will begin our first project of the year, the "graffitied" travel poster.  It will be due next Thursday.

 

You can also work on pgs. 21 - 30 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople and the development of the Byzantine Empire, with an emphasis on the consequences of the development of two distinct European civilizations.

9/4 Our learning goal today is to know: The Byzantines created Eastern Orthodox Christianity and their church worked closely with their emperor.

 

The one page poster on the four big reasons the Roman Empire fell is 2 days late for p. 3, 3 days late for p. 4.

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

 

We will begin class today by going over the results of your first quiz.

 

Then we will focus on the Byzantine Church. We will read pages 161 - 162 in our textbook and discuss this PowerPoint: The Byzantine Church

 

Next we will start work on our first project - the Constantinople Travel Poster. It will be due next Thursday.

 

You can also work on your Active Reading Workbook pages.

 

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 identify assertion, reasoning, and evidence in a commercial “argument.”

 

Today we will look at and discuss the commercials you found yesterday. We will be looking for the assertion, reasoning, and evidence.

 

Next you will work with a partner to finish a short worksheet on the 3 elements of an argument.

 


Wednesday, September 3rd

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1.4: Describe the nation's blend of civic republicanism, classical liberal principles, and English parliamentary traditions.

9/3 Our learning goal today is to know: American colonies had limited self-government with white male property owners able to vote. But Britain still made many colonial laws especially about trade.

 

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

 

We will begin class today by watching the short video clip on the Great Awakening: http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/the-first-great-awakening-religious-revival-and-american-independence.html

 

Then we will learn about colonial government and British control. We will do this by reading and discussing pages 130 - 131 of our textbook.

 

Next you will turn in your Three Colonial Regions brochure. It is due today.

 

Then you will work the Active Reading Workbook up through pg. 30. 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople and the development of the Byzantine Empire, with an emphasis on the consequences of the development of two distinct European civilizations.

9/3 Our learning goal today is to know: The Byzantines created the largest domed church, the Hagia Sophia, and the first secret weapon, Greek Fire.

 

The one page poster on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell is 2 days late for p. 4. It is 1 day late for p. 3. 

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

 

We will begin class today by finishing yesterday’s discussion about the contributions of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora on the Byzantine Empire (pg. 159).  We will also look at this Hagia Sophia PowerPoint and this video clip of the church they constructed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng--WLT0Xjc

 

Next we will talk about the world's first secret weapon: Greek Fire  that was used so effectively during Justinian’s reign.

 

Then you will work on your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 12 & 13 or your Map of the Roman Empire on the back of your Contributions chart.

 

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 identify assertion, reasoning, and evidence in a commercial “argument.”

 

Today we will begin by looking at debate arguments with various pieces missing (the assertion, reasoning, or evidence).

 

Then you will use the computers to try to find a commercial which does an above average job with all three of those pieces in place.

 

If time allows, we will share our commercials with one another. 
 

 Tuesday, September 2nd

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day: US8.1.1: Describe the relationship between the moral and political ideas of the Great Awakening and the development of revolutionary fervor.

9/2 Our learning goal today is to know: The Great Awakening was a powerful religious revival that swept through the colonies and taught people to question & challenge authority.

 

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

 

Then we will learn about the Great Awakening movement and how it helped to create an "American" identity. We will do this by reading and discussing pages 128 - 129 of our textbook.

 

Then you will finish your Three Colonial Regions brochure. It is due tomorrow. You can also work in your Active Reading Workbook up through page 28.

 

We will finish the period by taking a short quiz on our first 7 learning log entries.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day: 7.1.3 Describe the establishment by Constantine of the new capital in Constantinople and the development of the Byzantine Empire, with an emphasis on the consequences of the development of two distinct European civilizations.

9/2 Our learning goal today is to know: Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora expanded the Byzantine empire, rebuilt Constantinople, & rewrote the law code.

 

The one page poster on the four big reasons that the Roman Empire fell is 1 day late for p. 4. It is due today for p. 3.

 

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

 

Today we will learn how Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora improved the Byzantine Empire. We will begin by reading pages 157 - 159. 

 

Then you will work on answering pgs. 12 - 13 in your Active Reading Workbook. You can also work on the Map of the Roman Empire on the back of your Contributions chart.

 

We will finish the period by taking a short quiz on our first 7 learning log entries.

 

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 understand the terms “debate” and “argumentation.”

 

Today we will read an introduction to debate.

 

Then we will focus in on argumentation.