Week of September 29- Oct. 3, 2014

Friday, October 3

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day - Today we are assessing all aspects of the standards under 8.2

10/3 Our goal today is to show your mastery of the standards under 8.2

 

There is no learning log entry for today.

 

Today is the Chapter 3 Test. You will have the first ten minutes to review. You can review by

Taking one last look at learning log entries.

By playing the Rags to Riches Chapter 3 Review Game

By having someone at your table quiz you

 

Then we will take the test.

 

Next you will turn in your binder papers and your Active Reading Workbook pages. Both are due today

 

Afterwards you will work on memorizing your recitation piece for next week.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - Today we are assessing all aspects of thestandards under 7.2

10/3 Our goal today is to show your mastery of the standards under 7.2

 

There is no learning log entry for today

 

The Speaking Tonight project is 4 days late.

 

Today is the Islamic Empire Chapter 2 Test. You will have the first ten minutes to review. You can review by:

Taking one last look at your learning log entries and map

By playing the Rags to Riches Islamic Arabia review game

By having someone at your table quiz you

 

Then we will take the test on the back of your last scantron form.

 

When you are done, turn in your binder papers and your Active Reading Workbook pages. Both are due today.

 

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 discuss strategy, prepare your speeches, and continue researching as needed.

 


Thursday, October 2

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day - 8.2.4 Describe the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution as specified in the Federalist Papers (authored by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay) 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.

10/2 Our learning goal today is to know: The Constitution was ratified with the provision that a Bill of Rights would be added to it in 1791 after the new government took office.

 

While I take roll you will write today's entry into your Learning Log.

 

We will begin today by watching a part of a video review of the Constitutional Convention. (6:50)

 

Then we will review for tomorrow's test by looking at this Review PowerPoint

 

Next you will make sure you are done with pgs. 44 -60 of the Active Reading Workbook and that you have your Binder Papers completed and ready to turn in tomorrow.

 

Then you will study for tomorrow’s test. To help you study you can:

Play Rags to Riches Chapter3 Review Game

Take the Ch. 3 Self Check Quiz

Use Study Central

Play the Crossword Puzzle

Use the People, Places, and Events e-flashcards

 

Afterwards you can work on memorizing your recitation piece.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day 7.2.6 Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.

10/2 Our learning goal today is to know: Muslim builders used geometric shapes and Arabic writing to decorate buildings. Palaces, domed mosques, tombs, & forts were common. 

 

The Speaking Tonight project is 3 days late.

 

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

 

We will begin by discussing Arabic Writing and some of the words that have come to us from Arabic: Arabian Words.

 

Today we will learn about Muslim art and buildings. We will read pgs. 196 – 197 and then watch this video clip: Islamic Architecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89th0ImN_4

 

Next you will make sure that you have all of your Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pages 17 – 32 completed. They are due tomorrow.

 

Then you will study for tomorrow's Chapter 2 test by reviewing your Learning Log entries and your chapter map. You can also review on the computer with:

 

Islamic Civilization Content Vocabulary-Columns

Five Pillars of Islam- put them in the correct order

        The Chapter 2 Self Check Quiz.

            Study Central for Unit 1, chapter 2

 
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 things your team needs to consider for the debate.

 

Then you will meet with your team to discuss research ideas and begin researching.

 


Wednesday, October 1

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.2.4 Describe the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution as specified in the Federalist Papers (authored by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay) 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.

10/1 Our learning goal today is to know: Federalists wanted a strong central government capable of handling problems both at home & abroad. Antifederalists felt a strong central govt. was a threat to liberty.

 

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

 

Today we will focus on the Federalists/Antifederalist debate by reading pgs. 208- 209. We will also discuss this PowerPoint: Federalist & Antifederalists: What's the Difference?.

 

Then you will work on a new binder paper.

 

Next you will complete your Active Reading Workbook up through pg. 60. It is due on Friday along with your Binder papers.

 

Then you can review for this Friday’s chapter 3 test. Study your learning log entries in order to be well prepared. You can also play the Rags to Riches Chapter 3 Review Game 

 

We will finish the period with you working on your recitation for the U.S. Constitution. 


7th grade social studies:

7.2.6 Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.

10/1 Our learning goal today is to know: Muslim writers wrote stories such as The 1001 Arabian Nights, great poems such as the Rubaiyat, and many history books.

 

The Speaking Tonight project is 2 days late.

 

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

 

We will begin today by going over your Arabian Empire Map and narrowing down what you need to study in order to do well on Friday’s test.

 

Then we will continue on with our topic of achievements in the Islamic Empire. We will read pgs. 194 & 196 in our textbook.

 

Next I will tell you one of the most famous stories to come out of the Islamic Empire, the story of Sheherazade and the 1001 Arabian Nights.

 

You will finish the period by completing all of your Binder papers which are due this Friday and by studying your Learning Log entries to prepare for Friday’s test.  You can use this Rags to Riches Islamic Arabia review game to help you study as well.

 

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 determine which debate teams have which topics.

 

Then you will meet with your team to discuss research ideas and begin researching.
 

 


Tuesday, September 30
8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.2.4 Describe the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution as specified in the Federalist Papers (authored by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay) 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.

9/30 Our learning goal today is to know: 9 states needed to ratify the Constitution. Federalists were for it, Antifederalists were against it.

 

Today we will learn about the debate over ratification. We will use pages 206 - 207 in our textbook to help us.

 

Next you will work in your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 44 - 60.

 

Then you will work on your recitation for the U.S. Constitution.

 

The chapter 3 test is this Friday. Start studying your Learning Log entries now. You can also play the Rags to Riches Chapter3 Review Game 

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.6 Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.

9/30 Our learning goal today is to know: Muslim scholars made the look of the numbers we use today popular.  They also proved that the world was round.

 

The Speaking Tonight project is 1 day late.

 

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

 

Today we will learn more about Muslim achievements/contributions by reading pg. 44 and pgs. 46 - 48 in the Content Area Reader. 

 

Then you will work on the Contributions worksheet from yesterday.  You can also work on the Active Reading Workbook chapter 2 pages. 
 
The chapter 2 test will be this Friday.  Start reviewing your learning log entries in order to be prepared.  You can also play the Rags to Riches Islamic Arabia game.

 
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 create an argument which stands up to attack in a debate situation.

 

Today we will read about using the Internet for research in our book on pg. 123.

 
Then we will decide on our first debate teams and topics.

 

Then you will begin to research your topic.

 


Monday, September 29

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day - 8.2.3. Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states, and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause.

9/29 Our learning goal today is to know: Federalism= sharing power between the national (federal) and state government. Our federal govt. is divided into 3 branches: legislative, executive, & judicial which check & balance each other.

 

Today we will learn about the Federal System. We will begin by watching this short video on Federalism (2:50).
 
Then we will read pages 204 - 205 in our textbook. 

 

Next you will then work in your Active Reading Workbook pgs. 44 - 58.

 

Then you will begin memorizing your new recitation piece from the U.S. Constitution.

 

7th grade social studies:

7.2.6 Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.

9/29 Our learning goal today is to know: Muslim scholars saved ancient knowledge, invented algebra & chemistry, and made advances in medicine.

 

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

 

Today we will learn about Muslim achievements/contributions especially in the areas of math and science. We will begin by reading pages 193 - 194 in our textbook.

 

Next you will work up through pg. 30 of your Active Reading Workbook and your new binder paper on Muslim Contributions & Achievements.

 

Afterwards you will finish and turn in the Speaking Tonight project. It is due today. 
 
Chapter 3 Test will be this Friday.  Start studying your 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 be able to chart a debate using a flowchart.

 

Today we will continue to watch a debate and take notes on it using a debate flow chart.

 

Then we will discuss the topics you found for us to debate.