• 1st quarter Classroom assignments and homework

    Week 4:  August 12th- 16th

    Learning goal:  Students will make a specific claim answering the compelling question that is supported by relevant evidence from 
        historical sources.

    Monday August 12th: Students will practice the ACAPS process as they examine a photograph.

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  "What is a reaction you have to the Quote of the week?"  ("True compassion means not only feeling another's pain, but also being moved to help relieve it."- Daniel Goleman)

         2.  Please tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to your Table of Contents as shown in this August 12th chart.

         3.  Review ACAPS process using this ACAPS intro sheet

         4.  Practice ACAPS process (individiually and then as a group) using a photograph.  (Note:  There is nothing to turn in for this)

     

    **Note:  This Wednesday August 14th is the deadline to turn in all missing work for the first half of the quarter!!

     

    Homework:  a.  Complete current event #1- due next Monday August 19th!

                         b.  Study for your world map quiz next Thursday August 15th by playing the games on the Links section of my website (left tab) and by studying your answer key of world map activity.

     

    Tuesday August 13th:   Students will practice the PERSIA process by applying it to the U.S.

    Schedule: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "Using the ACAPS process, what is the significance of the following 2017 photo

      2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown in this August 13th chart.

      3.  Review for map quiz on Thursday!

      4.  PERSIA organizer- passed out and explained.  Please highlight 2 key phrases from each section as you read through it. 

      5.  PERSIA organizer with U.S. as example- please complete.  

     

    Homework:  a.  Complete current event #1- due next Monday August 19th!

                         b.  Study for your world map quiz next Thursday August 15th by playing the games on the Links section of my website (left tab) and by studying your answer key of world map activity.

     

    Wednesday August 14th:   Students will practice the PERSIA process by applying it to the U.S.

    Schedule: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "Using the ACAPS process, what might be a general purpose of a people's protest? 

      2.  Review for map quiz tomorrow=

      3.  PERSIA organizer with U.S. as example- please complete and turn in when you return to school! 

      4.  CNN 10 broadcast (if time) 

     

    Homework:  a.  Complete current event #1- due  Monday August 19th!

                         b.  Study for your world map quiz tomorrow by playing the games on the Links section of my website (left tab) and by studying your answer key of world map activity.

     

    Thursday August 15th:   Students will complete a world map quiz.

    Schedule: 

      1.  Complete map quiz- Note:  If you are absent today, I will have you make this up when you return.

      2.  Complete warm up (3 sentences):   "Are people mostly "good" but sometimes do bad things?   Or are they mostly "bad" but sometimes do good things?"  Please explain your answer.

     

    Homework:   Complete current event #1- due  Monday August 19th!

     

    Friday August 16th:   Students will interact with their notes on the Enlightenment Era. 

    Schedule: 

    1.  No warm up today

    2.  Turn in warm ups for this week

    3.  Enlightenment intro notes.  Please use this Enlightenment intro power point to fill in.   Also, make sure you write the 3 questions that are in the power point on the left hand side of your notes and label them as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3- as shown in the powerpoint.

    4.  Complete a 2-3 sentence summary (with a main idea and key details) at the bottom of your notes.  If you are having a difficult time, here is a sample Enlightenment summary.

            

    Homework:   Complete current event #1- due  Monday August 19th!

                         

     

    Week 3:  August 5th- 9th

    Learning goal:  Students will make a specific claim answering the compelling question that is supported by relevant evidence from 
        historical sources.

    Monday August 5th: Students will summarize their notes on physical, mental, and visual models. 

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  "What are some ways that people can seek to conquer their fears?"  

                               ("I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man [woman] is not he [she] who does not feel afraid, but he [she] who conquers that fear."- Nelson Mandela) 

         2.  Complete world map activity.   When you are done, please check your answers with this answer key of world map activity.

         3.  Complete remainder of Models of Understanding notes by using this Models of understanding power point part 2

         4.  Write in the following models summary on your Models of Understanding notes (on page 2 of notes at the bottom).   Note: Eventually, you will be writing your own summaries, but we are practicing this one together.

     

    Homework:   None 

     

    Tuesday August 6th: Students will create a flow chart of major changes brought about by the Scientific Revolution.

    Schedule: 

         1.  No warm up 

         2.  Please write out the following summary on the back side of your physical, mental, and visual models that we took in class.   “Models are used by historians to better understand what stays the same (continuity) and what changes throughout history.  Physical, mental, and visual models allow them to represent objects and ideas in different ways, whether with objects or in the mind.   These models only work when they agree with what is true about the world.  If they do not agree, they must be either modified (changed) in some way or gotten rid of all together.”   

        3.  Read the Scientific Revolution text and do the following with it:

    1. Highlight names of key people during this time.
    2. Underline key phrases of the changes they are helping to make (You will use this info for a flow chart.)
    3.  Respond to the question at the bottom of the page.
    4.  Complete this flow chart of the Scientific Revolution.    For each person listed, write down 2 bullet points of key ideas they had about the universe and then draw a small picture in the box as well which represents those ideas.     

     Homework:   None 

     

    Wednesday August 7th: Students will collaborate with their group to complete a narrative of historical thinking skills. 

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  "What are some ideas that we know about the universe which ancient scientists may not have known?" 

         2.  Tape in the following document and add to your Table of Contents as shown on this August 7th chart

         3.  Complete flow chart of the Scientific Revolution using the Scientific Revolution text

         4.  Complete historical thinking skills narrative.  

     Note:  When you are done, please check your answers with this historical thinking skills key.

     

    Homework:  Study for your world map quiz next Thursday August 15th by playing the games on the Links section of my website (left tab). 

     

    Thursday August 8th: Students will practice the ACAPS process as they examine a photograph.

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  "How might a photograph of an historical event be very valuable for an historian in ways that a written document might not be as much for an historical event?"

         2.  Please tape in the following document to your composition book and add to your Table of Contents as shown in this August 8th chart.

         3.  Complete historical thinking skills narrative.  

     Note:  When you are done, please check your answers with this historical thinking skills key.

         4.  Complete the following primary and secondary sources practice sheet- turn in when you are done!

         5.  ACAPS intro sheet- read over this and highlight one phrase from each section of the notes that stand out to you as being important to know.

    Homework:  Study for your world map quiz next Thursday August 15th by playing the games on the Links section of my website (left tab).

     

    Friday August 9th:  No lesson for today- pool party instead

     

     

    Week 2:  July 29th- August 2nd: 

    Learning goal:  Students will make a specific claim answering the compelling question that is supported by relevant evidence from
        historical sources.

    Monday July 29th: Students will set up their composition book in class. 

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:   "How can you apply the Quote of the week to your life?"   ("Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another"- Napolean Hill) 

         2.  Set up composition book.  (Note:  This process will be added on a tab for my main web page.)  

         3.  View video clip on Why history matters. 

         4.  Read text of Why history matters (page 1 of handout)  Put a * next to phrases that stand out to you.   

         

    Homework:  None

     

    Tuesday July 30th:  Students will begin a reader response journal regarding why history matters. 

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:   "Which part of history that you have learned about in the past do you enjoy learning about the most?  Why?" 

         2.  Complete text reading of Why history matters (page 1 of handout). 

         3.  Read over, and highlight key portions, of the Quarter 1 content guide.

         4.  Complete the pre-rating for Question #1 (at the bottom of Quarter 1 content guide.).  Note:  Do not worry about the 2nd side of the document right now. 

    Homework:  Complete reader response journal (page 2 of handout)

      

    Wednesday July 31st:  Students will examine historical maps to discover examples of continuity and change.

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  "What are different ways in life that the word model is used?"

         2.  Please tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to your Table of Contents as shown on this July 31st chart.  (Note:  Both of these documents have already been given out to you.)

         3.  Complete part I of these Models of Understanding notes by using the following Models power point (Note:  Not all of the notes will be filled out today.) 

         4.  Examine historical maps by using this historical map examination form.  (Note: I cannot post the maps online but will provide you with a copy of them when you return.) 

    Homework:  Complete reader response journal (page 2 of handout)- due on Friday!

     

    Thursday August 1st  Students will examine historical maps to discover examples of continuity and change.

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up: "What are some examples in your life of continuity and change?  What has stayed the same and what has changed?" 

         2.  Examine historical maps by using this historical map examination form.  (Note: I cannot post the maps online but will provide you with a copy of them when you return.) 

                       Note: We will complete this activity today in class and you will be turning it in for classwork credit. 

         3.  Complete the world map activity using online resources.   (Hint: If you use the search of “maps showing major seas”, ( then, click on images) you should be able to fill in much of the map). 

    Homework:  Complete reader response journal (page 2 of handout)- due tomorrow!

     

    Friday August 2nd  Students will use technology to locate various places on a world map.

    Schedule: 

         1.  Complete warm up:  Examine the “Why history matters” text on page 8 of your composition book. Which of the 4 listed reasons do you think is the most important reason to learn history? Why?"

         2.  Turn in warm ups for this week!

         3.  Turn in reader response journal homework!

         4.  Turn in historical map examination form (classwork) 

         5.  Begin world map activity  using online sources (Hint:  If you do a Google search of “maps showing major seas”, ( then, click on images) you should be able to fill in much of the map :) 

     

    Homework:   None

     

     

     

    Week 1:  July 23rd- 26th

    Learning goal for this week:  Students and teacher will build a classroom community of enthusiasm and respect for one another.

     

    Tuesday July 23rd:  Students will participate in a student scavenger hunt to get to know their classmates.

    Schedule: 

               1.  Student opening prompt- Please turn in!

               2.  Teacher introductions of himself and class

               3.  Student scavenger hunt

     

    Homework:  Complete student questionnaire- due tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday July 24th:  Students will participate in a team building activity demontrating respect for the viewpoints of others. 

    Schedule: 

                     1.  Turn in student questionnaire homework

                     2.  Complete warm up:  "What would make 7th grade an enjoyable and satisying experience for you?"  Why?"

                     3.  Discuss class syllabus

                     4.    Complete 4 Corners team building activity in class

    Homework:  Complete template about yourself- due on Friday!

     

    Thursday July 25th:  Students will reflect upon key questions concerning kindness.

    Schedule: 

                   1.  Complete warm up: "What was something your teacher did last year that really helped you to learn?   Why do you think it helped you?"

                   2.  Complete 4 Corners team building activity in class- 1st period only

                   3.   Discuss class syllabus- 3rd- 5th periods only

                   4.  View TED talk on kindness

                   5.  Complete kindness reflection and discuss as a class.

    Homework:  Complete template about yourself- due tomorrow!

     

    Friday July 26th:  Students will introducte a partner to the class to help build a classroom community.

    Schedule: 

                   1.  Complete warm up: "What is your greatest strength as a student?  What is one area that you struggle with?" 

                   2.  Turn in warm ups for this week. 

                   3.  Students introduce a partner to the class.  Turn in template about yourself when finished.   

                   4.  Discuss classroom community agreements

    Homework:  Bring a composition book to class on Monday to set up!