June 1, 2017 – Gettysburg Address and Newspaper Project

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Gettysburg Address Activity
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Summarize the meaning of the Gettysburg Address
  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 474-480, answer 1-5 on 480
  • Read 481-487, answer 1-4 on 480

Day in Review:

We began class with a short video (found below) on the Civil War.  We then had a short activity around the Gettysburg Address. We discussed the ideas that Lincoln evoked in his address and the connections to the Revolution. We examined repeating ideas, areas that stand out, and the idea of what the address asked Americans to do.

Following the activity students were given the remaining time to work on their group projects.  As a reminder, each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas Corpus. Papers are due next Friday and should plan accordingly to ensure the project is complete.  No late assignments will be accepted.


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May 31, 2017 – Dynasty Awards, and Rome Intro

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Dynasty Awards Presentation
  • Roman Republic Introduction
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • I can evaluate the contributions that dynasties made to Chinese civilization
  • I can explain the formation of the Roman Republic
  • I can describe the geographical and cultural influences to Roman civilization

Homework:

  • Any China make up work is due Monday, June 5

Day in Review:

We began our day with groups presenting their Dynasty awards that they have been working on over the past few weeks. Following presentations we had a brief introduction into Rome and how it relates to previous units, as well as our own country. Students then began a guided reading activity for our chapter Rome: Republic to Empire, which we will continue on Friday.


Assignments and Resources:

  • None

May 30, 2017 – Emancipation Proclamation

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Summarize the meaning and result of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Explain the goals and consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 465-471, answer 1-5 on 471

Day in Review:

We began class with a short video (found below) on the Civil War.  We then had a short activity around the Emancipation Proclamation. We discussed the goals of the proclamation, the political realities that influenced the scale and scope of the it, and the results.

Following the activity students were given the remaining time to work on their group projects.  As a reminder, each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus. Papers are due next Friday and should plan accordingly to ensure the project is complete.  No late assignments will be accepted.


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May 26, 2017 – Newspaper Project

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 458-464, answer 1-4 on 464

Day in Review:

Today students were introduced to our final project on the Civil War. Students will produce a newspaper that has various stories about life during the Civil War. Each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus.


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May 25, 2017 – Dynasty Award Work Day

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Dynasty Awards Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • I can summaries the key contributions of various emperors to Chinese civilization
  • I can evaluate the contributions that dynasties made to Chinese civilization

Homework:

  • Work on dynasty project – DUE TOMORROW!

Day in Review:

Today we continued our Dynasty Award project, which will be due Friday, May 26th.  Student will create awards for each dynasty and explain why that dynasty received the award.  Student have an option of creating a 3-d version of their award if they choose. Awards will be presented in class on Friday the 26th.


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May 23/24, 2017 – The Civil War Newspaper

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 452-457, answer 1-4 on 457

Day in Review:

Tuesday and Wednesday students were introduced to our final project on the Civil War. Students will produce a newspaper that has various stories about life during the Civil War. Each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus.


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May 22, 2017 – Dynasty Awards Work Day

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Dynasty Awards Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • I can summaries the key contributions of various emperors to Chinese civilization
  • I can evaluate the contributions that dynasties made to Chinese civilization

Homework:

  • Work on dynasty project – DUE FRIDAY!

Day in Review:

Today we continued our Dynasty Award project, which will be due Friday, May 26th.  Student will create awards for each dynasty and explain why that dynasty received the award.  Student have an option of creating a 3-d version of their award if they choose. Awards will be presented in class on Friday the 26th.


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May 19, 2017

7th Grade

7th Grade had time to work on their China Dynasty projects in class. Projects are due next Friday, where groups will present their awards in front of the class. Students have the option to draw a picture of their awards, or to construct an actual award for each of the dynasties. Homework is to work on the project, and to make up any missing assignments that students have.

8th Grade

8th grade worked on a group project dealing with the causes of the Civil War. Students worked with partners or in groups of three to answer a series of questions about the Civil War. These will be finished up next Tuesday, and we will go over the answers and then move onto the events of the Civil War.  Homework is to read pages 433-438, and then answer questions 1-6 on page 438; Due on Tuesday.

May 18, 2017 – The Civil War

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • The Civil War Video
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain the events that contributed to the sectionalism prior to the civil war
  • Describe the early battles of the Civil War and their outcomes

Homework:

  • Read 433-438, answer questions 1-6 on page 438

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today we watched an episode of the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War.  We covered the issues that led to the Civil War and the responses to secession. Students used a guide while they watched, which we will go over on Thursday.


Assignments and Resources:

  • None

May 17, 2017 – China Notes and Dynasty Awards

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Ancient China Notes
  • Dynasty Awards Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • I can summaries the key contributions of various emperors to Chinese civilization

Homework:

  • Read page 292-299, answer questions 1-5 on page 299.

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today we began class with a vocabulary builder activity. We then continued our notes on ancient China. Following notes students were introduced to the Dynasty Award project, which will be due next Friday, May 26th.  Student will create awards for each dynasty and explain why that dynasty received the award.  Student have an option of creating a 3-d version of their award if they choose. Awards will be presented in class on Friday the 26th.


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