Week of September 8-12, 2014

Friday, September 12

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard 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.

9/12 Our learning goal today is to know: The American Patriots had their first big victory at the Battle of Saratoga in Oct. 1777 and it also marked the beginning of France and Spain becoming American allies.

 

The Graffitied Travel Poster is 1 day late. 

 

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

 

Today we will learn about the American Revolution. We will use pgs. 153 - 155 in our textbook to help us.

 

Next you will begin memorizing a famous line from the Declaration of Independence.  You will recite this to the class next week for a grade. 
 
Then you will work on your Active Reading Workbook up to pg. 42.

 

Our chapter test is on Wednesday. Study your learning log entries a little each night so you will be well prepared

 

7th grade social studies:
Standards of the day-7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages. 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.
9/12 Our learning goal today is to know: Bedouins moved in caravans from oasis to oasis herding their camels, goats, and sheep and trading in villages or towns.  Their leader was a sheikh. 

 

Chapter 1 Binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pgs. are 2 days late.

 

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

 

Today we will start our new unit on Islamic Civilization by watching a short video clip on Islamic Trade Routes (6:50).  As we watch, you will answer some questions about it on the Islamic Trade Routes worksheet.

 

Then we will read pg. 175 in our textbook and answer pg. 18 in your Active Reading Workbook.

 

Next you will turn in your Constantinople Travel Poster. It is 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 learn techniques for making and answering arguments using sound reason and good evidence.

 

Today you will work in pairs looking for solid evidence to support a particular assertion.

 

Then we will share what you have found and discuss its merits.

 


Thursday, September 11

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard 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 (e.g., key phrases such as "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights").

9/11 Our learning goal today is to know: The Declaration of Independence used traditional English ideas that governments are not “all powerful” & rulers had to obey the laws & treat citizens fairly.

 

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

 

Today we will finish up yesterday’s pg. 150 discussion and then we will learn about the Declaration of Independence by reading and discussing pg. 152

 

Then you will work on pgs. 21 - 39 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

Next you will turn in the Graffitied Travel Poster. It is due today.

 

Our chapter test is next Tuesday or Wednesday. Study your learning log entries a little each night so you will be well prepared.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day -7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages. 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.

9/11 Our learning goal today is to know: The Arabian Peninsula is surrounded by the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf but it is mostly a desert.

 

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

 

Binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages are 1 day late.

 

We will begin class today by reviewing yesterday's Chapter 1 test.

 

Then we will start our new unit on Islamic Civilization. We will view and discuss this Arabian Peninsula PowerPoint.

 

Next you will finish work on your Constantinople Travel Poster. It is due tomorrow.  Make sure to attach the directions paper.

 

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 learn about evidence by reading pgs. 86 – 88 in our textbook.

 

Then you will work with a partner to complete a suggested exercise.

 


Wednesday, September 10

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.

9/10 Our learning goal today is to know: The 2nd Continental Congress began to govern the colonies & created a Continental Army with Washington as commander. Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" pamphlet convinced many to want independence.

 

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

 

Today we will begin by watching a short video clip on the first shots at Lexington and Concord: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUwfnC0jaDs  

 

Then we will read page 150 in our textbook.

 

Next you will work on pgs. 21 - 36 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

You will also work on the Graffitied Travel Poster. It is due on Thursday.

 

Our chapter test will be early next week. Begin studying your learning log entries a little each night in order to be well prepared.  

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - Today we are assessing all aspects of the standards under 7.1.
9/10 Our goal today is to show your mastery of the standards under 7.1

 

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 ten minutes to review. You can review by:  taking one last look at your learning log entries and map, or by having someone at your table quiz you.

 

Then we will take the test on a scantron form.

 

When you are done, you will turn in your Binder Papers and your Active Reading Workbook pages. They are due today.

 

Next you will finish work on your Constantinople Travel Poster. It is due 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 begin by discussing the reasons that partners gave to the assertions on pg. 85. We will also discuss. 

 

Then we will read about evidence by reading pgs. 86 – 88.  

 


Tuesday, September 9th

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.

9/9 Our learning goal today is to know: In 1775 the first shots between British soldiers and New England colonists were fired at Lexington and Concord.

The Three Colonial Regions brochure is now worth 60% late credit.

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

 

Today we will read pgs. 140 - 141 about the first armed conflict between colonial militia men and the British soldiers. We may also watch a portion of this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUwfnC0jaDs  

Next you will work on pgs. 30 -34 of the Active Reading Workbook.  

 

You will also work on our The Graffitied Travel Poster. It is due on Thursday.

 

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.

9/9 Our learning goal today is to know: The Byzantine Empire wasn't conquered until 1453 when it was taken over by the Turks.

 

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

 

Today we will talk about Constantinople's fall. We will watch this video clip as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtIuDaDBNh0 4:49

 

Next we will go over your Map of the Roman Empire and narrow down what you need to study for tomorrow's test.

 

Then you will make sure that you have all of your Binder Papers and Active Reading Workbook pages done. They are both due tomorrow.

 

Next you will review for Test:

 

You can use your Learning Log entries.

Play this review game: Fall of the Roman Empire/Rise of the Byzantine Empire

Try this Chapter 1 Self CheckQuiz.

Visit Study Central review specific sections of the chapter.


Your Constantinople Travel Poster is due 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 learn more about “assertion” and “reasoning” by reading and discussing pgs. 83 – 86 of our textbook.

 

Then you will then team up with a partner to do the suggested exercises.

 

Monday, September 8th

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

9/8 Our learning goal today is to know: The Boston Tea Party & the Intolerable Acts soon follow.(From Friday.)

In 1774 the colonies joined together in Philadelphia for a Continental Congress.

 

The Three Colonial Regions brochure is now 3 days late.

 

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

 

Today we will first finish our lesson from Friday. Then we will learn about the colonial "call to arms" by reading and discussing pg. 139.

 

Next you will work on pgs. 30 - 34 of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

Then you will work on your Graffitied Travel Poster. It is due on Thursday.

 

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.

9/8 Our learning goal today is to know: Trade, art, architecture, religion, and education were all highly valued in Byzantine civilization.

 

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

 

Today we will learn about Byzantine civilization. We will use pages 163 - 164 to help us.

 

Next you will make sure that you have all Active Reading Workbook pages and all Binder Papers done and ready to turn in on Wednesday.

 

Lastly you will work on your Constantinople Travel Poster project. It is due on Friday.

 

Study your learning log entries a little each night to prepare for Wednesday’s chapter test.

 

Speech and Debate
Today is a special meeting date for your teachers. You will have a special activity in place of our regular class.