June 9, 2014



Wednesday: 6/11/14
  1. Go over directions for making African soccer balls.
  2. Work with a partner to help each other tie the twine around the plastic bag "ball".
  3. See the PROJECT DIRECTIONS page.
HW: Finish making your soccer ball and bring it back to school for Thursday's "tournament".

Tuesday: 6/10/14
  1. Take the World Religions quiz.
  2. Check the quiz.
  3. Review the directions and videos for making African soccer balls. See the Project Directions page for directions on this project.
HW: NONE

June 2, 2014

Videos of the Week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kRwJJwxGZE&list=PLC9A12DF6E62D6F74&feature=share&index=8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6snVyK6gQCE&feature=share&list=PLC9A12DF6E62D6F74&index=9

Test on World Religions on Tuesday: June 10, 2014
WORLD RELIGIONS STUDY GUIDE:





Thursday: 6/5/14
  1. Intro to Islam



HW: Bring in 30 plastic grocery bags for Tuesday: 6/10


Wednesday: 6/4/14
  1. Finish lecture on Christianity. (See PowerPoint notes.)


HW: Finish ISN pages 224-225, prepare for World Religions quiz on Tuesday, June 10 (Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islan

Tuesday: 6/3/14
Allow work time for completion of ISN: Geography of Ancient (pages Rome.Introduce Chapter 36: The Rise of Christianity
HW: None
Monday: 6/2/14
  1. Introduction to the geography of Ancient Rome (text book page336)
  2. Discuss and work on ISN pages 227.
HW: None


Week of May 26, 2014

Videos of the Week: http://www.neok12.com/Democracy.htm

Turning Points in History - Democracy in Greece
More social studies lessons on Democracy at NeoK12.com  

Friday: 5/30/14
  1. Introduce Picto-Word Vocabulary Activity. (Directions in doc below.)
  2. Choose one form of government to create your pictoword.
  3. Allow class time to work.
HW: Pictoword assignment due Monday.

Thursday: 5/29/14
  1. Introduce Chapter 26: Rise to Democracy
  2. Discuss four types of government found in different city-states in ancient Greece.

HW: None

Tuesday and Wednesday: 5/27/14 and 5/27/14
  1. Work time for the Poem for Two Voices activity: Athens vs. Sparta assignment - DUE AT THE END OF CLASS WEDNESDAY 5/28/14
HW: Athens vs. Spartan poem + 3 sources cited using Easybib.com and then post to the wiki on your portfolio page.

Resources: (Don't forget to cite them using Easybib.com)

Lecture Notes:


Example:


Project description & Template


Athens vs. Sparta Poetry Rubric




Week of May 19, 2014

Videos of the week:
Who Were the Greeks?
Athens vs. Sparta PBS Resources: http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/
British Museum:http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/story/sto_set.html
Ancient Greece: http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/menu.html
Ancient Greece for Kids: http://greece.mrdonn.org/



Thursday: 5/22/14
  1. Finish note-taking on the Athenians
  2. Introduce the Poem for Two Voice: Athens vs. Sparta assignment

Example:


Project Description & Template


Poem for Two Voice: Rubric






HW: Gather research information for the Athens vs. Sparta Poem for Two Voices
Wednesday: 5/21/14
  1. Complete ISN pages 189 - 194 with the guest teacher.
  2. Any pages not finished should be finished for homework.
HW: None
Tuesday: 5/20/14
  1. Read through the video viewing guide. This will help you be more alert to the questions for note-taking.
  2. Write your name, course, date at the top of the page.
  3. Return to the teacher at the end of class.
HW: Enjoy one more day of no homework. You will have homework on Wednesday and Thursday.

Monday: 5/19/14
  1. Note-taking: The Story of Greece
  2. Essential Questions: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?
HW: Enjoy the sunshine outside this evening
Spartan Parent Teacher Conferences



Athens vs. Sparta



http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/


Week of May 12, 2015

Game of the Week: The Silk Road game: http://www.stanford.edu/group/spice/SilkRoad/SilkRoad.html
QUIZ: THURSDAY 5/15 on Chapter 24.

Friday: 5/16/14
  1. Allow students to finish any part of the Ch. 24 quiz or begin the quiz (If absent yesterday).
  2. Check the objective part of the quiz.
  3. Check in homework. Continue 5-8 in the ISN pages (176-177) together.
HW: None

Thursday: 5/15/14
  1. Chapter 24 Quiz
  2. Check objective portion of quiz
HW: Complete ISN pages 176-177 (Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only). You must use your text book to help you (Read pages 268 & 269.)

Wednesday: 5/14/14
  1. Play the Silk Road simulation in class!
HW: Prepare for the Ch. 24 Quiz
Answer Key for Study Guide:


Tuesday: 5/13/14
  1. Complete side 2 of your Study Guide.
  2. Review Study Guide responses.
  3. Finish any last work for the Silk Road simulation with your group.
HW: Bring props for Silk Road simulation. Prepare for Ch. 24 Quiz on Thursday.
Monday: 5/12/15
  1. Meet for 5-10 minutes in your Empire teams to complete the 1/4 sheet Prop Responsibility Form.
  2. Return the form to your teacher.
  3. You may work to complete your Empire Team crest IF NEEDED, otherwise please complete the Study Guide for Ch. 24 with a partner. It is due 5/15. The Study guide is not optional.
  4. Be mindful in your effort and achievement today. HW: Bring props for Silk Road simulation. Ch. 24 Quiz on Thursday.
Empires:

SS – 2nd Period

Group 1: Robbie, Jillian, Maria, Erin (China)
Group 2: Sydney, Anna, Halle, Clark (Rome)
Group 3: Maya, Julia, Gavin, Dylan (Rome)
Group 4: Kennedy, Jessica, Briyani, Tommy (Persia)
Group 5: Jack, Emma, Sydni B., Katie (Persia)
Group 6: Janel, Marcus, David, Lucas, Blake (India)

SS – 3rd Period

Group 1: Joe S., Lily,Reigan, Samantha (Rome)
Group 2: Alyce, Morgan, Siraaj, Brandon (India)
Group 3: Emily, Max, Aeric, (Rome)
Group 4: Dylan, Autumn, Alison, Jordan (India)
Group 5: Michkaela, Cormac, Angelo, Alex (Rome)
Group 6: Layla, Zoe, Caleb, Dominic (China)
Group 7: Collin, David, Sofia, Joe C. (Persia)
SS- 4th Period
Group 1: Ella, Adolphus, Cole, Ani (China)Group 2: Emma, Mike, Ava, Lydia, Jaden (China)Group 3: Trinity, Eve, Sena, Sean (India)Group 4: Graham, Cameron, Sara, Chloe (Rome)Group 5: Alston, James, Brendan, Gabby (Rome)Group 6: Charlie, Wyatt, Xiomara, Ruby (India)Group 7: Lexie, Tyler, Samantha, Ellie, Olivia (Persia)
SS- 5th Period
Group 1: Rachel, Elijah, Aerin, AJ (China)
Group 2: Brina, Michael, Thomas, Olivia (Persia)
Group 3: Devin, Neve, John, Keyami (Rome)
Group 4: Charlie, Love, Lyric, Julia (Rome)
Group 5: Nicole, Devin, Fernando, Reese (Persia)
Group 6: Gracen, Brett, Trevor, Damon (India)
Group 7: Justin, Jordan, Yosei, Layla (India)
SS-6th Period
Group 1: Daija, Josh,Philip, Patrick (Persia)
Group 2: Alex A, Rochelle, Olivia,Arius (India)
Group 3: Ashley, Andrew S,Maddy, Joe D (China)
Group 4: Andrew A, Sarah, Cariel, Kylie. (Rome)
Group 5: Raiylah,Jasmine,Charlise, Pierre, Chike. (Rome)
Group 6: Briyanna, Jonah, Ian,Jeff, Teddy (Persia)







Week of May 5, 2014

Videos of the Week:
  1. http://history.howstuffworks.com/7249-china-silk-road-video.htm
  2. http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/videos/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us-the-silk-road
  3. http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/discovery-atlas-china-revealed-silk-road.htm
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfe-eNq-Qyg
  5. https://natgeotv.com/uk/lost-in-china/videos/silk-road
  6. http://www.silk-road.com/artl/carrhae.shtml
EXTRA MILE: Play the online Silk Road game: http://www.stanford.edu/group/spice/SilkRoad/SilkRoad.html

Thursday 5/9/14 and Friday 5/10/14
  1. Review Study Guide directions for Chapter 24 Quiz
  2. View first half of Room to Breathe video with Mr. Stearns' class.
  3. Work on planning and Empire Crest for the Silk Road simulation.
HW: Prepare for Chapter 24 quiz on 5/15/14 (Complete Study Guide below)


Wednesday: 5/7/14
  1. Take the oral quiz on the Calliope Silk Road reading.
  2. Create your Empire Crest and select your simulation country.
HW: Prepare for Chapter 24 quiz on 5/15/14 (Complete Study Guide below)



Tuesday: 5/6/14 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband - MR. BABICH!)
In your Empires (teams), please complete the following:
  1. Read the Calliope booklet, The Silk Road (pages 4-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 34-37.
  2. Decide upon the philosophy of your group: (Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism - Create a Pro/Con page to support your reasoning.
  3. Turn this Pro/Con page into Mrs. Babich before leaving today.
  4. HW: Please finish any late chapter 21.3 ISN work (for 50% credit)

Monday: 5/5/14
  1. Intro to Legalism (final philosophy)
  2. Form Empires (random grouping)
  3. Begin working on the Caliope booklet: The Silk Road in your empires.

HW: Please finish any late chapter 21.3 ISN work (for 50% credit)


Week of April 28, 2014

Video of the week: http://youtu.be/9YkrojbbwiA
Kentucky Field Trip link: http://kentuckyber.weebly.com/

Friday: 5/2/14
  1. Intro to Daoism
  2. Lecture notes:


3. Tai-Chi - How does it fit in with Daoist beliefs.
HW: Please finish any late chapter 21.3 ISN work

Wednesday, Thursday 4/30/14 & 5/1/14
  1. Work on ISN online during class. Complete Chapter 21.3. (Be sure to SAVE after every entry.)
HW: Complete whatever you have not finished in Chapter 21.3

Tuesday: 4/29/14
  1. Finish and display the China 3-D map project
  2. Finish China: Engineering an Empire
  3. Submit notes from the video prior to leaving class
HW: NONE
Monday: 4/28/14
  1. Finish and display the China 3-D map project
  2. Finish China: Engineering an Empire
  3. Submit notes from the video prior to leaving class
HW: None unless you have not finished work from last week.



Week of April 21, 2014

Mohenjo-daro Challenge Work http://mohenjodarocity.blogspot.com/p/measurement.html
Mrs. Babich's Good News: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Hilton-Teacher-Treks-Program/2014-Grant-Recipients


Thursday & Friday: 4/24/& 4/25/14
  1. In your assigned team, please use your direction packet to help you create your 3-dimensional map of China.
  2. Your map, data sheets, and title should be glued/taped to the large paper/poster board in an attractive, organized manner.
  3. Groups who do not finish will need to come in at lunch to finish.
TCI online Reading Challenge and Ch. 16 Quiz

Wednesday:4/23/14
View & Discuss: China: Engineering an Empire
HW: Finish Mandala + TCI online Reading Challenge and Ch. 16 Quiz
Tuesday: 4/22/14
  1. Check ISN pages 114 - 117
  2. Review HW due dates.
  3. Introduce Chapter 19: Ancient China
HW: Finish Mandala + TCI online Reading Challenge and Ch. 16 Quiz
Monday: 4/21/14
  1. Finish ISN pages 114 - 117
  2. Complete Mandala
  3. Complete online Reading Challenge and online practice quiz by Wednesday 4/24/14.
HW: Finish #1 & #2 #3 Assignments from above.




Week of April 14, 2014

Videos of the Week:
http://youtu.be/ga5s_qYgJS8
http://youtu.be/10084L3Pqsc
https://sites.google.com/site/worldreligionsforkids/buddhism

Boom Boom Card Information:



Tuesday: 4/15/14
  1. Read and discuss Chapter 16 (Pages 169 - 175)
    1. http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/buddha/home_set.html
  2. Work on ISN pages 113-118 during class time.
  3. Presentations
  4. Mandala work
HW: None (In honor of the celebration of Passover)
Monday: 4/14/14
  1. Finish remaining Presentations
  2. Intro to Buddhism: Chapter 16: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/001bio.htm
  3. Mandalas: http://www.mandalaprimitivepop.com/what%20is%20a%20mandala/Whatisamandala.htm
HW: None (In honor of the celebration of Passover)




Week of March 31, 2014

Video of the Week:

Indian Summer: http://youtu.be/3PruuM-cGzw

Ch. 15 Power Point notes:


Friday: 4/4/14
  1. Ch. 15 Quiz
HW: Please enjoy your break with family and friends!

Thursday: 4/3/14
  1. Presentations
  2. Review Game for Ch. 15 Quiz

HW: Prepare for Ch. 15 quiz on Friday.


Wednesday: 4/2/14
  1. Presentations
  2. Finish checking ISN pages
  3. How to study for the quiz
  4. Fixing your Portfolio Page (See Project Directions page)

HW: Prepare for Ch. 15 quiz on Friday.


Tuesday: 4/1/14
  1. Finish notes for Ch. 15
  2. Presentations today

HW: Prepare for Ch. 15 quiz on Friday.


Monday: 3/31/14
1. Check ISN pages 108 - 111 with this Answer Key:

2. Watch the video Indian Summer. In what ways is this camp similar to "traditional" summer camps?
3. Complete the Social Studies skills activity.

HW: Prepare for Ch. 15 quiz on Friday.


Week of March 24, 2014

Informational Guide to Hinduism:


CHAPTER 15 QUIZ ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH


Friday: 3/28/14
Note-taking on Brahma, varna, following one's dharma, how dharma influences karma, samsara
HW: ISN pages 108-111 and Persuasive Letter + Key Terms flash cards due 3/28 if you have not finished

Thursday: 3/27/14
  1. Mindfulness refresher class today
HW: ISN pages 108-111 and Persuasive Letter + Key Terms flash cards due 3/28

Wednesday: 3/26/14
  1. Lecture notes on Hinduism (Vedas, deities, Brahmanism, dharma, Varna)
  2. Work Time (15-minutes). You may work on:
    1. ISN pages, Persuasive letter for Trust Level, or Ch. 15 Key Term flash cards
    2. Organize digital portfolio (see Project Directions for how to organize)
HW: ISN pages 108-111 and Persuasive Letter + Key Terms flash cards due 3/28

Tuesday: 3/25/14
  1. Students may work on one of these items during the first 20-minutes of class:
    1. ISN pages 108 - 111
    2. Persuasive Letter for Trust Level change (everyone must submit). See Project Directions page for examples.
    3. Flash cards for Chapter 15 Key Terms. (Words in blue in text or found in the ISN pages on 107.)
  2. Students Presentations for Pure India project.
HW: ISN pages 108-111 and Persuasive Letter + Key Terms flash cards due 3/28

Monday: 3/24/14
  1. Pure India Project presentations begin today.
  2. Intro to Hinduism
  3. Persuasive letter for Trust Level can be found in Project Directions page
HW: ISN pages 108-111 and Persuasive Letter due 3/28

Week of March 17, 2014

Please post to Mr. Jackson's blog: http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/jackson/

Video of the Week: Travel Guide: India: http://youtu.be/w7NA50Mo6E8

Wednesday: 3/19/14
Work Day for project. Use the check list to review your project when you are finished:
  • Ask yourself:
    • Is the overall appearance of my project eye-catching, engaging, and demonstrate thoughtful completion?
    • Have I corrected spelling, grammar, punctuation errors?
    • Are my images clear?
    • Have I provided information about each feature that is specific? (Example: The Himalayas are beautiful vs.There are approximately 15,000 glaciers located throughout the Himalayan range.)
    • Does my project MEET, EXCEED or FALL BELOW objectives?
HW: India Project due 3/20 + post to Mr. Jackson's blog while he is in Ghana.

Monday: 3/17/14 through Wednesday 3/19/14

  1. Use class time to work on India Project.
  2. Gather pictures of the 5 different geographical features you've chosen.
  3. Make sure you've created a new project ("Bob's India Project") on Easybib.
  4. Cite all of your pictures and any other material you use through Easy bib.
HW: India Project due 3/20 + post to Mr. Jackson's blog while he is in Ghana.


Week of March 10, 2014

Videos of the Week:
The Caste System
India: A Travel Guide

Friday: 3/14/14
Work Day for India project. Please see Project Directions page for specific information about our "Pure India" Project.
HW: India Project due 3/20

Thursday: 3/12/14
  1. Correct ISN pages 96-98 as a class. (Get your red pen!)


  1. Introduction to the Sights and Sounds of India: Quick video link from National Geographic
  2. )
  3. Read Kids Discover magazine "INDIA" together.
    1. Complete Worksheet and Comprehension Quiz individually.
HW: India Project due 3/20

Wednesday: SNOW DAY

Tuesday: 3/11/14
  1. Work Day: You Choose -
  2. Complete ISN pages 96-98
  3. India Project
    1. Begin a new project on Easybib
    2. Gather photos of the five geographical features you've chosen for your project. Don't forget to cite them using Easybib!
HW: ISN pages 96-98 due Wednesday 3/12 + India Project due 3/20

Monday: 3/10/14
  1. Introduce Project: "Pure Ancient India" Campaign (Choose Project Directions menu option for further information.) (DUE 3/20)
  2. Complete ISN pages 96 - 98 in class.
  3. Sign up for an Animoto account or open Publisher to choose a design.
  4. Choose the geographical features you wish to include in your travel brochure.
  5. Start saving jpg pictures to a Powerpoint slide or they won't transfer into Animoto or Publisher properly.
HW: Complete ISN pages 96-98 by Wednesday.


Week of March 3, 2014

Friday: 3/7/14
  1. Introduce Project: "Pure Ancient India" Campaign (See Project Directions menu option for further information.)
  2. Complete ISN pages 96 & 97 in class.
  3. Create Animoto account using the Passcode.
  4. Check to make certain this is all complete:
    1. V2V Project (posted to your portfolio page)
    2. Voice Thread project (posted to portfolio page)
    3. Checked ISN pages 92-94
    4. Create Animoto account. (Technical difficulties today - we will do this on Monday.)
    5. Complete ISN pages 96 & 97 & 98 in ISN [You must have these completed prior to starting project next week!)

HW: None unless you are not finished with V2V project, voicethread, or ISN pages 92-94

Thursday: 3/6/14
Essential Question: How did geography influence where people settled in ancient India?
Class discussion: See, Think, Wonder (Ch. 13 photographs)
Work on ISN page 95 and 97 in ISN
HW: None unless you are not finished with V2V project, voicethread, or ISN pages 92-94

Wednesday: 3/5/14
  1. Today is the last Work Day to finish up these assignments:
    1. V2V Technology (Is your PMI document and citations posted to My Portfolio page?)
    2. Voice Thread project (Have you added captions and voice recording?)
    3. "Better Late than Never" assignments [Book of the Dead notes, Current Events for 1/31 and 2/7/14]
  2. If you are done with the above assignments, please use the Answer Key to check your ISN pages. (Teacher has Answer Key.)



HW: None, unless you did not finish steps 1,2 or 3

Monday and Tuesday: 3/3 & 3/4/14
Catch-UP Day!
  1. Have you finished the V2V Technology Research activity? (See Project Directions for explanation.)
  2. Have you finished your VoiceThread project?
  3. ISN pages 92 - 94 (due Wednesday at the end of class)
  4. Better Late than Never Assignments: Remember 50% is better than 0%!
    1. Book of the Dead notes (Find the video in two parts on January 27th lesson plans below)
    2. Current Events 1/31/ & 2/7 ??? Cited and posted to wiki?
HW: If you have not finished activities 1 and 2, you will want to spend some time on one of these activities tonight.



Week of February 24, 2014

Video/ Website of the Week: The Dead Sea Scrolls http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/
Friday: 2/28/14
  1. Complete the Chapter 11 & 12 Quiz.
  2. When finished with quiz, finish your VoiceThread project.
  3. When finished with VoiceThread project, please finish your 2nd article for the V2V current events project. (See lesson plans for 2/26/14 for directions.
HW: None


Wednesday 2/26/14
  1. We have many loose ends right now. Please use today as "catch-up" day. Complete these tasks in order:
  2. Log in to your TCI account.
  3. Complete
    1. Reading Challenge
    2. Practice Test for Chapter 11 (Textbook and ISN use allowed)
  4. When finished, log out of TCI.
  5. Open Flocabulary(js11bps@gmail.com) from February 7 and sign into Easybib.
  6. With your assigned partner, use Research Beta to find two other V2V current events articles. (Each of you should read a different article from the other.)
  7. Read the article.
  8. Cite the 2nd article using Easybib.com. (Be sure to check the V2V project so the citation is saved in the correct project.)
  9. Add information from 2nd article into your Plus, Minus, Interesting (PMI) chart. ( It's a Word doc you created in class on February 13th.)
  10. Save your PMI chart to your H-Drive.
  11. Type the essay and short answer from the film The Prince of Egypt on a Word doc and upload it to you My Portfolio page like this:
February 26, 2014
The Prince of Egypt Essay
<Upload word doc here. Be sure it is saved as a UNIQUE name.>
HW: Prepare for Ch. 11 & 12 quiz on Friday. Bring 4 pictures of YOU(digital only) on a flash drive for Thursday!

Monday and Tuesday: 2/24/14 and 2/25/14
  1. Review "I Am" assignment directions.
  2. Continue watching "Prince of Egypt video and completing note-taking template
HW: Chapter 11 & 12 Quiz on Friday + "I AM" assignment + 4 digital photos due Thursday
Review Power Points for Ch. 11 &12 Quiz





Week of February 10, 2014

Video of the Week: National Geographic: Judaism: Inside the Torah http://youtu.be/fAJ6dBXbIvs

THERE WILL BE NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED OVER MID-WINTER BREAK. ENJOY!


Thursday: 2/13/14 AND Friday, 2/14/14
  1. Go to Project Directions page and follow the directions for the "Triangulating the Truth assignment.
HW: Chapters 11 & 12 quiz on Friday: February 28. BONUS VIDEO ASSIGNMENT DUE 2/28.

Wednesday: 2/12/14
  1. Finish ISN pages 85 & 86. Skip pages 87 & 88.
  2. Finish posting Current Events 2/7/14 to the Portfolio page.
HW: Chapters 11 & 12 quiz on Friday: February 28 + "new" Feb. 7 Current Events activity to be posted to wiki by Thursday, 2/13/14.
Tuesday: 2/11/14 (Guest Teacher)
  1. Welcome the guest teacher!
  2. Begin Chapter 12. Read Chapter 12.1, 12.2 & 12.3 in your History Alive text book.
  3. Complete the corresponding pages in the ISN with the sections 12.1 + 12.2 + 12.3.
HW: Chapters 11 & 12 quiz on Friday: February 28 + "new" Feb. 7 Current Events activity to be posted to wiki by Thursday, 2/13/14.

Monday: 2/10/14
  1. Check ISN pages 79 - 82.
  2. Introduce Current Events 2/7/14 assigment.
  3. Review how to post Current Events 2/7/14.
  4. Bonus: Watch the video: Inside the Torah. Take notes on 20 key facts for the 45-minute video. Submit for bonus by 2/24/14. See "Project Directions" for further information.
HW: Chapters 11 & 12 quiz on Friday: February 28 + Feb. 7 Current Events activity to be posted to wiki by Thursday, 2/13/14.



Week of February 3, 2014

Video of the Week: World Religions Overview - http://youtu.be/m6dCxo7t_aE

Friday: 2/7/14
  1. Check and check in ISN pages 78. Continue with history of Hebrew civilization lecture/note-taking.
  2. Pass out chapter 9 quizzes.
  3. Current Events review - Flocabulary
HW: Current Events assignment MUST be posted on your Portfolio page by Monday 2/10/14. See "Project Directions" menu option if you need help. QUIZ for chapter 11 has been CANCELED and will be rescheduled after the break due to the heavy scheduling of tests in other classes.

Thursday: 2/6/14
Delayed Start: Work time and ISN correction
HW: ISN pages 77-82 and Ch. 11 flash cards for Key Terms due 2/6/14 + Quiz on Ch. 11 reading on Wednesday 2/12/14.
Wednesday: 2/5/14
  1. Group 2 will learn how to cite a source using Easybib.com
  2. Group 1 will work on ISN and flash cards and watch World Religions video individually with headphones.
HW: ISN pages 77-82 and Ch. 11 flash cards for Key Terms due 2/6/14 + Quiz on Ch. 11 reading on Wednesday 2/12/14.

Tuesday: 2/4/14
  1. Group 1 will learn how to cite a source using Easybib.com
  2. Group 2 will work on ISN and flash cards and watch World Religions video individually with headphones.
  3. Tomorrow we will switch.
HW: ISN pages 77-82 and Ch. 11 flash cards for Key Terms due 2/6/14 + Quiz on Ch. 11 reading on Monday 2/10/14.

Monday: 2/3/14
1. Intro to the Ancient Hebrews and Origins of Judaism: note-taking
HW: ISN pages 77-82 and Ch. 11 flash cards for Key Terms due 2/6/14 + Quiz on Ch. 11 reading on Monday 2/10/14.


Week of January 27, 2014

Videos of the Week:
1.) Egyptian Book of the Dead Part I - http://youtu.be/OwkHnjS4_yo
2.) Egyptian Book of the Dead Part II - http://youtu.be/flXCZb00sB0
3.)British Museum - Book of the Dead: http://bri.mu/tktLfn
For more information: http://www.britishmuseum.org/channel/exhibitions/2011/book_of_the_dead.aspx

CHALLENGE WORK: Visit this site and complete one of the hands-on projects:
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/5449-ideas-for-egypt-projects
http://www.artyfactory.com/egyptian_art/egyptian_art_lessons.htm

Friday: 1/31/14
  1. Lesson: How to make a "new project" on Easybib.
  2. Discussion: Chapter 11 and the World Religions End-of-the-Year common assessment
  3. Work time: Chapter 11 ISN (pages 77-82), Key Term flash cards
HW: Video notes from Book of the Dead Parts 1 & 2 - 20 facts in bullet points either hand-written or typed due 2/3/14 + On Easybib.com, create a "new project" and name it <Current Events 1/31/14>. Use this powerpoint for help:


Wednesday: 1/29/14
  1. Chapter 9 Reading Quiz
  2. Check objective part of Chapter 9 Quiz
HW: Video notes from Book of the Dead Parts 1 & 2 - 20 facts in bullet points either hand-written or typed due 2/3/14 + Current Event article assignment due Friday 1/31/14

Tuesday: 1/28/14 - SCHOOL CANCELED
Monday: 1/27/14
  1. Complete and check ISN pages (66-69)
  2. Watch Egyptian Book of the Dead video - take notes {10 facts from each section}
  3. Familiarize yourself with Egypt by investigating these interactive sites: http://interactivesites.weebly.com/ancient-egypt.html
HW: Prepare for Chapter 9 Quiz by reviewing the main ideas of Chapter 9. (Hint: Use TCI online to review main ideas.)


Week of January 20, 2014



Videos of the Week:
1.) Awful Egyptians: http://youtu.be/OipmPbe1ezs


Thursday: 1/23/14
  1. Read Chapter 9 and complet accompanying ISN pages 65 - 69.
  2. Make flashcards for Ch. 9 (see blue key terms in text book)
  3. Prepare for Ch. 9 comprehension quiz by studying the main ideas of each section. (Hint: Use the online text book. It highlights the main ideas in blue and gives the key term definitions in green when you click on them!)
HW: Complete any work that was not finished in class today.

Wednesday: 1/22/14
  1. Introduce Chapter 8: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (begins on page 91 in text)
  2. Interactive site for Egypt: http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/MidElem_Home.html
  3. Flash cards for Key Terms
  4. Social Structure Assignment (introduced if time)
HW: Flash cards (online or self-created) due Friday 1/24/14

Tuesday: 1/21/14
  1. Quiz on Chapter 7
HW: none or finish any incomplete work


Week of January 13, 2014 (Ch. 7 Quiz on Tuesday 1/21)



Wednesday: 1/15/14
  1. Submit flash cards
  2. Read and discuss pages 72 & 73 in text book and complete pages 52 & 53 in ISN.
HW: Finish for homework: Quiz on Tuesday 1/21 + video notes due Friday

Tuesday: 1/14/14
HW: Make flash cards for vocabulary: topography, vegetation, Nile River, Jordan River, Canaan, Egypt, Mediterranean Sea, Kush due Wednesday 1/15 + Video notes due 1/17
Directions: Please watch this series from the History Channel. There are a total of 7 clips for this series on Egypt.
1. Egypt: Engineering an Empire: DUE FRIDAY, FRIDAY: 1/17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADc_YVbVGBI&feature=share&list=PLF6676EE2EC21D3B1&index=37

2. Look for the answers to these questions when viewing the video segments. You will:
  1. Create your own Word document
  2. Copy these questions onto your document
  3. Use bullet points to jot down information from the video that applies to each question.
  4. "Save As" your Word document like this <First Name + Last Initial + Egyptempire> [Example = MikeB Egyptempire]
  5. Questions:
    1. UNIT #1 River Valley Civilizations The Egyptians: Engineering an Empire

      1. Briefly describe King Menes of Egypt. Who was he? What did he accomplish?
      2. What were the early tombs of the pharaohs like? What were they made of? What was their purpose? What did they contain?
      3. How did the ancient Egyptians build the 100 plus pyramids? How did they organize?
      4. Who was Joser? What was he known for? How did he do it?
      5. What is it like inside and underneath the first stone pyramid?


Videos of the Week: [Please watch these two videos by Friday 12/20/13]

Dr. Maya Angelou Tribute to Nelson Mandela

http://flavorwire.com/newswire/watch-maya-angelous-moving-poetic-tribute-to-nelson-mandela/

Xosa Language Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZlp-croVYw&feature=share&list=PLHPJIZSWSTHPno9wkPJwxgr2fPSqtsphS&index=1
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Lesson Plans for the week of December 16, 2013


Thursday: 12/19/13 and Friday 12/20/13
1. Self-reflection and peer feedback for projects.
2. Complete graphic organizer


HW: None - Enjoy your break!

12/16/13 through 12/18/13: (Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday)
1. Read pages 68 & 69 in text book.
2. Complete the ISN pages 48, 49, and 50. Use colored pencils to color in the map and for labeling.
HW: Nelson Mandela: Current Events article + questions due Tuesday 12/17. [Handout given to students in class.] + ISN pages are due Wednesday 12/18/13.



Biography of Nelson Mandela


Week of 12/9/13
We are finishing our Story of Civilization projects this week. Due date is Friday, December 13, 2013 to earn +2 bonus points. Students who turn it in after Friday and before class on Monday 12/16 are considered "on time".
Culture Survey for students:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QGWDZSX




Entire Week of 12/2/13
  1. Time in Media Center to work on Story of Civilization Project. Check in Storyboard for Story of Civilization project. [GO TO PROJECT DIRECTIONS PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS & RUBRIC!]
  2. Choose format (PowerPoint, Photostory, Animoto, Prezi, Short Story, Script, Cartoon, Graphic Story, etc...)
  3. a4ebabi80cf7e = code
  4. Check in ISN pages.
HW: Continue work on Story of Civ project due December 12th.



LESSON PLANS FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Tuesday: 11/26
1. Intro: how to save pictures in H-Drive for Story of Civilization project, creating a folder for your project on the H-Drive, return Key Terms quiz
2. Did you fix your test corrections? If not, complete those. You will find an example of an outstanding essay to use as a guide if you click here and go to the Project Directions page. You will find it under the Story of Civilizations project on the Project Directions page.
HW: None - Enjoy your break!

Monday: 11/25
  1. Mindfulness Training
  2. Chapter 4 & 5 Key Terms Quiz
  3. Check quiz in class
HW: Story of Civilization storyboard + test corrections {Rewrite essays 15.5 & under. Find page # and paragraph # in text for multiple choice questions that are wrong.

PowerPoint of the Week: 11/18/13

Lesson Plans for Week of November 18, 2013

Thursday: 11/21/13 and Friday: 11/22/13
  1. Introduce Story of Civilization Project and Storyboard (pre-planning)
  2. Students should review the project description and rubric for the project below.
  3. Students must complete the storyboard before choosing a presentation tool. Partnerships must be approved by both parents and teacher.
  4. Students should review student examples below for hints on the final product.
HW: Study for Chs. 4 & 5 Key Term Quiz on Monday 11/25 + complete the storyboard for Story of Civilization Project by Tuesday 11/26



Examples:
The Story of Gilgamesh


Student Examples:
Claire
http://app.sliderocket.com/app/fullplayer.aspx?id=1AE42D23-7AE1-132E-7F36-94D4CFC1ED1E

Elana and Lizzie


Griffin


The Fictitious City of Thebina
http://youtu.be/ZUNCsXi2XF0

The Fictitious Civilization of Umahark
http://youtu.be/48DzHWXlOus

HW: Review Examples of Story of Civilization Projects. ISN pages & Current Events 2 has to be completed before you can start your project. Partners must be approved by Mrs. Babich and parents.

  1. Wednesday: 11/20/13 = CATCH UP DAY
  2. Have you finished Current Events #2?
  3. Have you posted Current Events 2 to your My Portfolio page on the wiki?
  4. Have you completed all your ISN pages (33 -37)?
  5. Have you completed "Crack the Code" for Chapter 5 on TCI?
  6. Have you studied for the Key Term quiz for Chapters 4 & 5 on Monday 11/25?
HW: Complete any of the above assignments that have not been finished.

Monday: 11/18/13 and Tuesday: 11/19/13
  1. Review Characteristics of Civilization PowerPoint
  2. Complete ISN pages 31 & 32 together as a class.
  3. Complete ISN pages 33 - 37 in small group or individually before you may begin Story of Civilization Project. (Show Mrs. Babich for credit.)
HW: ISN pages 33- 37 due at end of class on Wednesday. Current Events #2 must be posted to "My Portfolio" page BEFORE CLASS Wednesday. Key Term Quiz for Chapters 4 & 5 on Monday 11/25.


Videos of the Week: 11/11/13

Mesopotamia #2: http://youtu.be/w8v2vRlLL58

What is a Civilization?:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpny3cvwWPE
  2. History of the World's Civilizations in 2 Minutes http://youtu.be/pkV7XPh20ng
  3. 8Features of Civilization http://youtu.be/18WHbJ9E9l0
  4. Civilization: Harajuku Girls http://youtu.be/c1g60SSGmeY

Lesson Plans: Week of November 11, 2013

Friday: 11/15/13
Current Events: Watch This Week in Rap at http://www.flocabulary.com/week-in-rap-november-15-2013/
  1. Select an event from the lyrics by clicking on the blue event link.
  2. Read the summary of the event.
  3. Open and download the Current Events docx below. Save it to your H-Drive or Flash drive as First Name, Last initial + Current Events 2.

  4. Finally, on the same Word doc, paste the bold "What do you think question" from the event summary on Flocab. Write a well-thought out 7 -10 sentence paragraph response to the "What do you think" question at the end of the event summary. Have someone proofread your work before you upload it to your "My Portfolio" page. Remember, it must be:
    1. Written in complete sentences (correct punctuation, capitalization
    2. State your claim in the topic sentence
    3. Provide three examples (evidence) for your claim
    4. Provide concluding statement that "wraps up" your paragraph
  5. Upload it to your "My Portfolio" page.
HW: Read Chapter 5 in your History Alive text book. Complete the Reading Challenge (Crack the Code) for Chapter 5 - Your score will be recorded as a Comprehension Quiz.
Thursday: 11/14/13
  1. Mindful Training
  2. Check ISN pages
  3. Characteristics of Civilization Powerpoint

HW: Complete the Reading Challenge for Chapter 5 - Your score will be recorded.
Wednesday: 11/13/13
1/2 Day for Conferences
  1. Review Mesopotamia video links below:
    1. What are five main ideas from each video. Complete on lined paper and submit.
  2. Read and Discuss chapter 5: Characteristics of Civilization
Tuesday: 11/12/13
  1. Mindfulness Training
  2. Work time with ISN pages 23 - 27
Monday: 11/11/13
  1. Veterans Day Video & Discussion: http://youtu.be/ymCa1eB_qLA
  2. Check in Current Events Homework
  3. Discuss Perspective Question posed in Warm-up. {Should stores be open on Thanksgiving?}
  4. Lesson Intro: What is a "Civilization"?
HW: Complete ISN pages for Chapter 4 by Wednesday 11/13:
Pg. 23 - 4.2 Question (Answer in complete sentences)
Pg. 24 - Numbers 1 + 1 & 3
Pg. 25 - Numbers 1 & 2 + 1 & 3
Pg. 26 - Numbers 1 + 1 &3
Pg. 27 - Numbers 2 + 1 & 3




Lesson Plans: Week of November 4, 2013

November 8, 2013
  1. Current Events:
  2. Check multiple choice for Chapters 1 and 3
HW: Flocabulary - This Week in Rap. Complete the first page of the Current Events handout using the Flocabulary site. (The password and username were given to you in class.) Choose one of the events to read about and complete the first page (only) of your Current Events handout. NO HOMEWORK FOR 6TH HOUR.

November 7, 2013
  1. Submit evidence folder.
  2. Mindfulness Training Info
  3. What are the Seven Characteristics of Civilization:
HW: Watch Meopotamia #1 video

November 6, 2013
  1. Finish testing + check multiple choice responses
  2. Work time: Complete persuasive letter for evidence folder or work on homework
HW: Persuasive Letter & Evidence folder due 11/7 + Read pages 33, 34, and 35 in text book (Chapter 4.1, 4.2, & 4.3)

November 4, 2013
TEST: CHAPTERS 1 & 3
HW: Persuasive Reflection Letter + completed Evidence Folder due 11/7/13




10/28/13
DON'T FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR PERMISSION FORM FOR MINDFULNESS TRAINING!
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTERS 1 & 3 TEST ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH!






Catalhoyuk

Lesson Plans for Week of October 28, 2013
*Level Change Request: only for students who wish to request a trust level change by 11/1.


Friday: 11/1/13
Test Review - See the top of this page for the study guide for Chapters 1 and 3 Test on Monday, 11/4/13
HW: Prepare for Chapters 1 & 3 Test
Thursday:10/31/13
Create and organize Evidence Folder.
Check to make sure there are no mistakes on Power School.
HW: None
Wednesday: 10/30/13
  1. Claim/Evidence Writing Lesson: Restating the question and offering evidence
  2. Graphic Organizer for writing claim/evidence:

HW: Finish the graphic organizer for the question: How did the development of agriculture change daily life in the Neolithic Age? Gather all assignments for the evidence folder and Prepare for test on Chapters 1 & 3
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Tuesday: 10/29/13

  1. 2nd, 4th, & 6th Hours take MEAP online test - Part II)
  2. Claim/Evidence Writing Lesson: (Thesis + Support)
HW: Prepare for test on Chapters 1 & 3 on 11/4 + gather all assignments for the evidence folder by Friday 11/1
Monday: 10/28/13
  1. 3rd & 5th Hour take MEAP online test)
  2. Check in and correct pages 18 - 21 in ISN workbook
  3. Discuss Mindfulness Program. Parent letter goes home and permission form goes home.
HW: Return signed permission form for Mindfulness Program.**


Videos of the Week: 10/21/13

:This Week in Rap



Catalhoyuk


CHALLENGE WORK - GOING THE "EXTRA MILE":
1. Explore the Catal Hoyuk Interactive: http://www.smm.org/catal/
2. View the Catal Hoyuk video above.
3. Create a Prezi, PowerPoint or use a favorite presentation tool to teach 5 Main Ideas you learned from either OR BOTH of the Challenge Activities listed above.

Lesson Plans for the week of October 21, 2013

Friday: 10/25/13
  • 2, 4, and 6th Hours: Taking online MEAP SS PILOT TEST in lab today: Part I
  • 3rd & 5th Hours: Complete pages 17, 18, 19 20, 21 in ISN workbook for Monday.
HW: Complete page 22 in ISN workbook and any other pages you did not finish: due Monday: 10/28
11/4 - TEST ON CHAPTERS 1 AND 3
Thursday: 10/24/13
  • 3rd & 5th Hours: Taking online MEAP SS PILOT TEST in lab today: Part I.
  • 2, 4, & 6th Hour: Complete pages 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 in ISN workbook for Friday. HW: Complete any ISN pages you did not complete in class this evening.
Wednesday: 10/23/13
1. Review procedures for MEAP ONLINE SS PILOT TEST. ( Periods 3 & 5 test on 10/24 & 10/28. Periods 2,4 & 6 test on 10/25 & 120/29.)
2. https://mi.misttest.com/practice
3. Read pages 29, 30 and 31 in text book. (Online version = 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and Chapter Summary)
4. Review the MAIN IDEAS in the online version of the text.
5. Complete ISN pages 18, 19, 20 & 21 by Friday 10/25.
HW: ISN pages must be completed by Friday 10/25 at the end of class.
Tuesday: 10/22/13**
  1. Complete page 17 in the ISN thoughtfully and carefully.
  2. Underline the Key Terms you use in the written responses for 3.2 on page 17.
  3. Continue with next segment of Nat Geo video: Birth of Civilization. Complete notes using the guide.
HW: read pages 27 & 28 in text book. (Online version = Sections 3.3 & 3.4)
Monday: 10/21/13
  1. Video: National Geographic: Birth of Civilization : "National Geographic journeys back 15,000 years to trace humankind's incredible journey through time. The film chronicles milestones such as hunter-gatherer, farmer, builder and city organizer...and explores the motivation of early humankind and its epic transformation into the invention of civilization."
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HW: Read Chapter 3.1 & 3.2 ( pages 25 & 26)


Lesson Plans for the Week of October 14, 2013

Friday:10/18/13
Video: National Geographic: Birth of Civilization : "National Geographic journeys back 15,000 years to trace humankind's incrediblejourney through time. The film chronicles milestones such as hunter-gatherer, farmer, builder and city organizer...and explores the motivation of early humankind and its epic transformation into the invention of civilization."
HW: None
Thursday: 10/17/13
Ch. 1 Quiz
HW: None
Wednesday: 10/16/13
1. Review Activities for Ch. 1 Quiz. (" Crack the Code" can be found on the TCI online textbook under Reading Challenge.)
2. How do I log into TCI and find my account? Click on the TCI LINK on the left side menu options.)
3. "Analyze the Trash" activity.
HW: Prepare for Chapter 1 Quiz:
  1. Know, understand and be able to explain the difference between an historian, geographer and archaeologist.
  2. Know which questions each type of social scientist would ask or be interested in knowing.
  3. Be able to analyze an artifact through the perspective of each type of social scientist.
  4. Understand the time period we are studying in Ch. 1 and the main ideas from the text.
  5. Use your online text book for help. Use the games, the main idea highlighter and the flashcard tool for your key terms.
  6. Know your Key Terms.

Tuesday: 10/15/13
1. MEAP TESTING
2.Quiz: Chapter 1 - Review Games
  1. Know, understand and be able to explain the difference between an historian, geographer and archaeologist.
  2. Be able to know which questions each type of social scientist would ask or be interested in knowing.
  3. Be able to analyze an artifact through the perspective of each type of social scientist.
  4. Understand the time period we are studying in Ch. 1 and the main ideas from the text.
  5. Use your online text book for help. Use the games, the main idea highlighter and the flashcard tool for your key terms.
  6. Know your Key Terms.
HW: Prepare for Ch. 1 Quiz on 10/17 + page 10 in your ISN
Challenge Work on Lascaux Cave (OPTIONAL) See last Thursday's lesson plan for the handout and link to the site.

Monday: 10/14/13
Follow the same plans as Friday 10/11/13
HW: Key Terms posted to "My Portfolio" page or submit a hard copy to Mrs. Babich





The Lascaux Caves Virtual Tour site: http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/?lng=en#/en/00.xml


Lesson Plans for the Week of October 7, 2013


Wednesday and Thursday and Friday: 10/9/13 - 10/11/13
This Week in Rap: http://www.flocabulary.com/week-in-rap-october-11-2013/
1. Complete ISN pages 6,7,8 and 9.
2.Choice: Complete the Key Terms chart OR begin the virtual tour of the Lascaux Challenge I Activity using the link above.
3. If you do the Lascaux Challenge activity: Download and save the Lascaux Challenge document to your H-Drive as <Your Username> Lascaux Challenge. (Remember, it must be a unique name! Next, open the document from your H-Drive and complete the Lascaux Cave Challenge I document. Then post this completed document to your wiki. (Directions are on the document itself.)


HW: Ch. 1 Vocabulary Chart posted to your individual "My Portfolio" page on the wiki. Please create your own Vocabulary Chart using these key terms: archaeologist, anthropologist, geographer, historian, artifact, prehistoric, ritual. You must find the GLOSSARY DEFINITION, USE IT IN A SENTENCE, AND INCLUDE A CLIP ART IMAGE, or a CITED PHOTO OR a VIDEO LINK. (Choose one of those three.)


Tuesday: 10/8/13 (MEAP DAY)

1.Due to the shortened class periods today, students will continue individual work on the ISN pages 6,7,8 and 9 in class.
2. Students may also work on the Vocabulary Chart in class as well.

Monday: 10/7/13

  1. Submit Persuasive Letter
  2. Review directions for ISN pages 6, 7, 8 & 9
  3. Review Vocabulary homework for this week (due Friday)
  4. Make a chart or use the template provided below.
    1. Complete the Ch. 1 Vocabulary chart and post it to your "My Portfolio" page on the wiki.
    2. Label the post like this:
10-11-13
Ch. 1 Vocabulary Chart
HW: Ch. 1 Vocabulary Chart posted to your individual "My Portfolio" page on the wiki.






Weekly Plans
Week of September 30, 2013
Friday: 10/4/13
  1. This Week in Rap.
  2. Persuasive Letter due on Monday. See example below.
  3. Visit Media Center for Research Skills Pre-test and book check-out.
  4. How to format a block style letter: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/BusLetter_Block.html

Assignment Description

HW: Persuasive Letter due by Monday, October 7th.
Thursday: 10/3/13
  1. Check in page 4 of ISN.
  2. Question: How do social scientists interpret the past?
  3. Complete page 5 in the ISN.
  4. Gallery Walk: Students view eachother's work and discuss observations
HW: If you did not finish page 5 in the ISN, please finish for Friday. We will be in the media center on Friday for research skills.

Wednesday: 10/2/13 COUNT DAY!!
  1. Cave Art video
  2. HW check-in (pages 2 & 3 in ISN)
  3. Read pages 5 & 6 in class.
  4. Complete page 4 in ISN. (Directions for page 4 in ISN)
HW: Read pages 7 - 11 in text book for Thursday
Tuesday: 10/1/13
  1. Review expectations for ISN workbook EFFORT & ACHIEVEMENT:
    1. Accurate and adequate information
    2. complete sentences, capital letter, end mark, complete thought
    3. Neat, easy to read
    4. Uses color for pictures and labeling
    5. Completed with thoughtful attitude
  2. Begin work on pages 2 & 3 in your ISN workbook (Numbers 1-8)
  3. Use text book pages 2 & 3 for help with your mapping activity. (Both maps AND the reading)
HW: Finish numbers 1-8 in your ISN book (page 3)
Monday: 9/30/13
1. Take pre-test for Unit 1, Chapter 1
2. Check pretest.
3. Pass out parent newsletter
HW: Parent newsletter goes home for signature and returned on Tuesday.



Week of September 23, 2013
This Week in Rap:
http://www.flocabulary.com/week-in-rap-september-27-2013/
Friday: 9/27/13
  1. We will be going to the media center today. If you have not gotten an Easybib account, please see me.
  2. Creating your digital portfolio page:
    1. Log into my wiki
    2. Select the hour of your SS class
    3. Click on the link "Student Portfolios"
    4. Follow the directions EXACTLY to create your student portfolio page.
  3. HW: See Thursday for your homework. This is due on Monday. There will be a short quiz regarding your observations from your work on this website.
Thursday: 9/26/13
1. Horrible Histories: Why do we think this video is funny? Put yourself back in time, why might ancient humans have thought this way? What evidence do we have that ancient humans actually did this?
1A. ESTABLISH COMPUTER AND CART PROCEDURES
2. Take turns registering for TCI and joining the correct class hour.
3. HW: Go to this link, select "Launch Mapping Our World". Complete/Play the first three lessons: http://www.digital-week.info/education/mapping_our_world/mapping_our_world/l/lesson1/index.htm
Wednesday: 9/25/13
1. Introduction: Perspectives/Point of View Lesson
2. What might influence a person's point of view on a topic/situation/event?
3. How might the British have viewed the colonists' "Declaration of Independence"?
HW: My Way worksheet




Tuesday: 9/24/13
Monday: 9/23/13

Week of September 16, 2013

Friday: 9/20/13

1. Review This Week in Rap video.
2. Complete the Challenge Work & Vocabulary Crossword.
3. Finish Mind Map with your partner. (Magazine is below.)
HW: Mind Map and Crossword Puzzle


Thursday: 9/19/13
1. Finish Mind Map on Colonial Life in your small group.
HW: None today

Wednesday: 9/18/13
  1. Go to Media Center.
  2. Register for an Easybib account.
  3. Review and learn about the features of Easybib for Current Events and research projects.
HW: None
Tuesday: 9/17/13
1. Consitution Day Activity: Please read the Preamble on page 5 of this document. What do YOU think the purpose of government is?
2.



3. Consitution Day Materials: http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/

4. Continue with Mind Mapping Activity in small group: Colonial America
HW: Complete the Consitutionhandout & crossword puzzle. You may use either of the two sources above for help with this worksheet. Due Wednesday 9/18.
Monday: 9/16/13
1. This Week in Rap:Current Events
2. Connector Activity with Mr. Stearns' class
3. Continue work on Mind Map for Colonial America
HW: None for today


Friday: 9/13/13
1. Stations: Rtate with your group
1) Work with Mrs. Rowe on technology (joining wiki
2) Work with Mrs. B on Mind-Mapping & Remind 101
3) Work in small groups to complete Colonial Mind Map.
HW: Perform one unselfish act of kindness for someone. Be ready to share out Monday.

Thursday: 9/12/13

1.Attendance (Copy HW?)
2.Collect today’s HW.(Name, Course, Date?)3.Trust Levels
1.In Class/In seat/Solo
2.In Class/May work with friend
3.Hallway (no past Mr. Stearns or Mr. Jackson’s room)
4.Media Center with a pass only
4.Mind Mapping Activity: Colonial America: Big Ideas!

HW: What to bring for class tomorrow:
1.Cell phone (in pocket or purse)
2.Paper Bag or Duct Tape
3.Coloring materials IF you have them...



Wednesday: 9/11/131. Patriot's Day - Discussion
2. NORTH, SOUTH, WEST, EAST, Leadership Activity
3. What are problems we encounter when working in groups?
4. What is your learning style?
HW: Learning Style think sheet due 9/12

Tuesday: 9/10/131. Pick up ISN book.2. Check "How America Works" packet.3. MEAP REVIEW: What are the three branches of the U.S. Government?
HW: Cover your ISN text book with duct tape by 9/13

Monday: 9/9/13
Review Entering/Exiting Procedures
  1. Check in text book covers
  2. Student Inventory page
  3. "How America Works" Kids Discovery Magazine - complete & check as a class
  4. Pass out ISN work book. Must be covered with duct tape. (Clear or colored)
HW: Assignment #2: Cover your ISN with duct tape by Friday 9/13



Thursday: 9/5/131. Collect information sheet
2. Pass out text books.
3. Review "Assignment #1: Covering Your Text Book"












3. Complete text book SEARCH activity in class.
HW: Cover text book by Monday, 9/9. See "How To" video on Assignment Directions page + Information Sheet by Friday, 9/6


Tuesday & Wednesday: 9/2/13 and 9/3/13

  1. Introductions:
    1. Mrs. B & Family Info card
    2. Attention Signals (5,4,3,2,1 & Chimes/Bell)
    3. Name Game

  2. Review Attention Signals, Listening, Speaking, Entering & Exiting the Classroom Procedures (Negotiable vs. Non-Negotiable)
HW: Family Info card is due 9/6/13 & Find a Paper Grocery Bag

Monday: 9/2/13 - NO SCHOOL/ HAPPY LABOR DAY!