• Classwork and Homework 2016-2017

     

     
    May 23-June 8
     
    Wax Museum Project!--Project Info--Research Guide
     
    Homework: Notebook check Tuesday, May 30th (A Day) and Wednesday, May 31st (B Days)
     
     
     
    May 19/22
     
    1.  Warm Up: Map of U.S.--powerpoint
    2.  Gallery Walk--gallery walk--chart
    4.  Begin recruitment poster (directions in ppt!)
     
    Homework: Finish recruitment poster 
     
     
     
    May 17/18 (A Day)--1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th blocks
     
    1.  Warm Up: What does a country need to win a war?--powerpoint 
    2.  Color graphs
    3.  Answer questions using graphs
     
    Homework: None
      
     
    May 16 (B Day) 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Create "slavery spectrum"--powerpoint
    2.  Simulation/discussion/video clips: How did the North and South compromise on slavery before the war?
    3.  Create political cartoon
     
    *video clips from The Abolitionists--available on amazon 
     
    Homework: finish political cartoon (directions in ppt!) 
     
    May 15 (A Day)
    1.  Warm Up: Visual Discovery--powerpoint 
    2.  Prepare for press conference on the eve of the Civil War
    3.  Press conference--chart 
    4.  Begin letter to Abe Lincoln
     
    Homework: Finish letter (directions in ppt!) 
     
     
     
    May 12 (B Day)
     
    English SOL 
     
     
    May 11 (A Day) 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Create "slavery spectrum"--powerpoint
    2.  Simulation/discussion/video clips: How did the North and South compromise on slavery before the war?
    3.  Create political cartoon
     
    *video clips from The Abolitionists--available on amazon 
     
    Homework: finish political cartoon (directions in ppt!) 
     
     
     
    May 9/10 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Use spokes diagrams to fill in chart--powerpoint
    2.  View spokes diagrams, fill in other side of North/South info and chart
    3.  Review differences between north and south
    4.  In groups: read about people with different opinions on slavery-chart--info
    5.  Line up: most for slavery, most against slavery
     
    Homework: North/South diagrams (directions in ppt!) 
     
     
    May 5/8
     
    1.  Warm Up: What is a civil war?--powerpoint 
    2.  Video clip: Why would people in the same country fight against each other?
    3.  In groups: Create spokes diagram of one region--North/South info and chart
     
    Homework: None 
     
     
    May 3/4
     
    1.  Warm Up: Abolitionist poster--powerpoint 
    2.   Read Aloud: Frederick Douglass
    4.  Read poem 
    5.  Begin writing poem 
     
    Homework: Finish poem 
     
     
    May 1/2
     
    1.  Warm Up: Slavery Memorial--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: Travel through the South--stations--chart
    3.  Begin journal entry
     
    Homework: finish journal entry 
     
     
    April 27/28
     
    1.  Warm Up: What is slavery?--powerpoint 
    2.  Read aloud/pictures: Middle Passage (if you were absent, just look it up!)
    3.  Video clip
    4.  Begin rat observation
     
    Homework: Finish rat observation (directions in ppt!) 
     
     
     
    April 25/26
     
    1.  Warm Up: Women's suffrage quiz--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: Read about a women's suffrage leader--Elizabeth Cady StantonLucy StoneSojourner TruthSusan B AnthonyGrimke Sisters
    3.  Create sensory figure
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    April 21/24 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Native American land map--powerpoint
    2.  Discuss Indian Removal
    3.  Simulation: How would the Cherokee and Seminole feel about Indian Removal? 
    4.  Read/look at paints of Trail of Tears--reading 
    6.  Begin memorial
     
    Homework: finish memorial 
     
     
    April 19/20
     
    1.  Warm Up:  Dos and Don'ts for pioneers--powerpoint
    3.  Perform mini-dramas 
    4.  Begin poem
     
    Homework: finish poem
     
     
     
    April 17/18
     
    1.  Warm Up: Manifest Destiny painting--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: look at placards, fill in dangers on the Oregon Trail--map
    3.  Discuss dangers on the trail 
    4.  Create "Danger Sign"
     
    Homework: Finish danger sign (directions in ppt) 
     
     
    Spring Break!! 
     
     
    April 5/6 
     
    1.  Warm Up: What is the furthest west you've traveled?--powerpoint
    2.  Video Clip: The West
    3.  Notes/color map of territories claimed
    4.  Video: America the Story of Us
     
    Homework: None 
     
     
     
    April 3/4
     
    1.  Warm Up: Study!--powerpoint 
    2.  Take Test 
    3.  Work on Westward Expansion Title Page (directions in ppt!) 
     
    Homework: Finish title page  
     
    March 30/31
     
    1.  Warm Up: Presidents review--powerpoint 
    2.  How did Hamilton die?
    3.  Work on study guides
    4.  Grungeball
     
    Homework: Test on Monday (A Days) and Tuesday (B Days), study guide due on test day!  Let me know if you have any questions about the study guide :)  
     
     
    March 28/29
     
    1.  Warm Up: Jefferson or Hamilton?--powerpoint 
    2.  Gallery Walk of the first five presidents--chart--gallery walk
    3.  Begin "Time: Person of the Year"
    4.  Pass out study guide 
     
    Homework: Test on Monday (A Days) and Tuesday (B Days), study guide due on test day, finish "person of the year" 
     
     
    March 24/27
     
    1.  Warm Up: Use visual to fill in your side of the chart--powerpoint 
    2.  View other half of visuals, fill in chart
    3.  Go over chart
    4.  Read quotes, decide if it is Jefferson or Hamilton
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    March 22/23
     
    1.  Warm Up: Jefferson and Hamilton--powerpoint 
    2.  In groups: Read biographical briefing: JeffersonHamilton
    3.  Create "visual representation"
     
    Homework: None (unless you haven't finished your visual metaphor or govt vocab!) 
     
     
    March 20/21 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Government Vocab--powerpoint
    2.  Discuss 3 branches of government--chart
    3.  3 branches game
    4.  Work on visual metaphor 
     
    Homework:  Finish metaphor  
     
     
    March 16/17
     
    1.  Warm Up: Make name tags--powerpoint 
    2.  Prepare for Convention/build alliances
    3.  Hold Convention
    4.  Vote
    5.  Debrief
     
    Homework: None 
     
     
    March 10/13
     
    1.  Warm Up: Compromises--powerpoint
    2.  Class Discussion/Notes: Compromises at the Convention
     
    Homework:  write convention speech  
     
     
    March 8/9
     
    1.  Warm Up: Articles of Confederation Review--powerpoint
    2.  Class discussion/pictures: Constitutional Convention--notes 
    3.  Begin Invitation (directions in ppt!)
    4.  Movie: A More Perfect Unionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsiPJDvV7gI
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    March 6/7
     
    1.  Warm Up: What type of govt would the founding fathers want?--powerpoint 
    2.  In groups: Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation--chart and placecards
    3.  Go over chart
    4.  T-chart: Old rules, new rules 
     
    Homework: None 
     
     
    March 2/3
     
    1.  Warm Up:  What is government?--powerpoint 
    2.  In groups: prepare for press conference
    3.  Press Conference
    4.  Begin letter to a founding father
     
     
    Homework:  finish letter (directions in ppt!)
     
     
    Feb 28/March 1
     
    1.  Warm Up: 5 minutes to study
    2.  Take test
    3.  Begin early government title page
     
    Homework: finish title page 
     
     
    Feb 24/27
     
    Review Day!  A Days: Grungeball, B Days: Johnny Tremain
     
    Homework: study guide due next class, test next class! 
     
     
    Feb 22/23
     
    1.  Warm Up: Treaty of Paris--powerpoint
    2.  Set up timelines--instructions
    3.  Timeline work time
     
    Homework:  Finish timeline, Revolutionary War Test Tuesday (A Days) and Wednesday (B Days)--study guide 
     
     
    Feb 17/21
     
    1.  Warm Up: Why is each army fighting?--powerpoint
    2.  Tug of War
    3.  Debrief tug of war
    4.  Read about each army/teach each other--chart
    5.  Paragraph 
     
    Homework: None 
     
     
    Feb 15/16
     
    1.  Warm Up: Who's who?--powerpoint
    2.  Perform skits/fill in chart/listen to songs 
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    Feb 13/14
     
    1.  Warm Up: Battle Paintings--powerpoint
    2.  Create battle skits
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    Feb 9/10
     
    1.  Warm Up: Join or Die--powerpoint
    2.  Read Aloud: Let it Begin Here
    3.  Notes: Dec of Ind
    4.  Discuss key philosophies
    5.  Begin pictures
     
    Homework: None
     
     
    Feb 7/8
     
    1.  Warm Up: Review of events of colonial rebellion--powerpoint 
    2.  Explain editorial instrucitons
    3.  In pairs: complete prewrite
    4.  Individually: write rough draft and final copy 
     
    Homework: Notebook check Thursday (A Days) and Friday (B Days); finish editorial 
     
     
    Feb 3/6
     
    1.  Warm Up: Revolution--powerpoint
    2.  Class discussion: what are the different perspectives of rebellion?
     
    Homework: Notebook check Thursday (A Days) and Friday (B Days)!
     
     
    Feb 1/2 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Your historical figure--powerpoint
    2.  Finish unrest station
    3.  Discuss/video clips of events causing unrest  
     
    Homework: Start looking over notebook--notebook check at the end of next week! 
     
     
    Jan 30/31 
     
    1.  Warm Up: which situation causes the most unrest?--powerpoint
    2.  Stations: Colonial Unrest 
     
    Homework: None
     
     
    Jan 25/26
     
    1.  Warm Up: King George III--powerpoint
    2.  Taxation w/o Representation
    3.  Revolution Vocab 
     
    Homework: Finish vocab 
     
     
    Jan 17/18
     
    1.  Warm Up: Is war justified?--powerpoint
    2.  French and Indian War reading and questions 
    3.  Revolutionary War songs
     
    Homework: Finish vocab 
     
     
    Jan 13/16
     
    1.  Final colonies assessment 
     
    Homework: Finish Revolutionary War Title Page  
     
     
    Jan 11/12
     
    1.  Warm Up: Look over notebook
    2.  In groups: social classes in the colonies
    3.  Grungeball 2.0
     
    Homework:  Begin preparing for final colonies assessment.  We will complete the final draft on Friday (A Days) and Tuesday (B Days).
     
     
    Jan 9/10
     
    1.  Warm Up: What does "freedom" mean to you?
    2.  Notes: Power Triangle 
    3.  Class Meeting: make 3 new rules
    4.  Compare class with history
    5.  Read Aloud: Anne Hutchinson's Way
     
    Homework: Begin preparing for final colonies assessment 
     
     
    Jan 5/6 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Colonial Regions--powerpoint
    2.  Gallery Walk--chart---gallery walk place cards 
    3.  Begin Journal Entry
     
    Homework:  Finish Journal Entry (directions in ppt)  
     
     
    Jan 3/4
     
    1.  Warm Up: Colonies Review--powerpoint 
    2.  Brochures Gallery Walk--handout
    3.  Compare/Contrast 3 colonial regions
    4.  Begin pictures
     
    Homework: Finish pictures (directions in ppt) 
     
     
    Dec 20/21
     
    1.  Warm Up: Find your materials and get started!
    2.  Finish brochures/watch movie: We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower 
     
    Homework:  Have a good winter break! -
     
     
    Dec 16/19
     
    1.  Warm Up: Facts about your colony--powerpoint 
    2.  Work on brochures
     
    Homework: None!  
     
     
    Dec 14/15
     
    1.  Warm Up: Color Map--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: Read Information about your colony
    3.  Create a persuasive brochure
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    Dec 12/13
     
    1.  Warm Up: Colonies vocab--powerpoint
    2.  Look at paintings/discuss--reading
    3.  Create "facial features"
    4.  Video: America the Story of Us 
     
    Homework: Finish "facial features" and vocab 
     
     
    Dec 8/9
     
    1.  Warm Up: Why did settlers come to America?--powerpoint
    2.  Video Clip: Roanoke Island
    3.  In groups: Look at clues (Clue Set 1, Clue Set 2, Clue Set 3 make hypotheses--notes
    4.  Begin Roanoke Diagram
     
    Homework: Finish Diagram
     
     
     
    Dec 6/7
     
    1.  Warm Up: Review for test--powerpoint
    2.  Take test
    3.  Work on 13 Colonies title page
     
    Homework: Finish title page (directions in ppt) 
     
     
     
    Dec 2/5
     
    1.  Warm Up: Pros and cons of exploration--powerpoint
    2.  Paragraph: Was exploration worth it? 
    3.  Work on Menu Project
    4.  Grungeball
     
    Homework:  Exploration Test AND menu project due Dec 6th (A Days) and 7th(B Days)--completed study guide--menu project rubric
     
     
     
    Nov 30/Dec 1 
     
    2.  Geography Bee
    3.  Introduce Exploration Menu Project 
    3.  Pass out study guide
     
    Homework:  Exploration Test AND menu project due Dec 6th (A Days) and 7th(B Days)
     
     
     
    Nov 28/29
     
    Field Trip!  Students who are here will watch America Before Columbus
     
    Homework: None
     
     
     
    Nov 21/22
     
    1.  Warm Up: Where have we been/where are we going?--powerpoint
    2.  Notes/map: European Explorers 
    3.  In groups: read explorer biographies, answer questions
    4.  Create historical head
     
    Homework: None!
     
     
     
    Nov 15/16 
     
    1.  Warm Up:  Different versions of history--powerpoint
    2.  Finish Trial
    3.  Begin trial write up
     
    Homework: finish trial write up 
     
     
     
    Nov 11/14
     
    1.  Warm Up: Share ship logs--powerpoint
    2.  Class Discussion: Columbus
    3.  Video Clip
    4.  Reading: Columbus
    5.  Prepare for trial 
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
     
    Nov 9/10
     
    1.  Warm Up: Marco Polo--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: Would you explore?
    3.  Present decision to the class
    4.  Notes: Motivations and Obstacles
    5.  Begin ship log 
     
    Homework: finish ship log
     
     
     
    Oct 27-Nov 2
     
    1.  Warm Up: Election Updates: powerpoint 
    2.  Work on Native American Projects
     
    Homework: Notebook check Thursday, Nov 3rd (A Days) and Friday Nov 4th (B Days)
     
     
    Oct 25/26
     
    1.  Warm Up: Johnny Jocca Intro--powerpoint
    2.  Project work time
     
    Homework: None! 
     
     
    Oct 21/24
     
    1.  Warm Up: Recycled materials--powerpoint
    2.  Short video: At the winter ice camp 
    3.  Discuss igloo construction 
    4.  Introduce Native American Culture Project
    5.  Project work time
     
     Homework: Bring in a book or article about your tribe!
     
     
     
    Oct 19/20
     
    1.  Warm Up:  Share diaries--powerpoint
    2.  Vocab: Resources  
    3.  In groups: Design a Netsilik Sled
    4.  Share sled designs
    5.  Video: How the Netsilik build a sled
     
     
     
     
    Oct 14/17 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Arctic Animal--powerpoint 
    2.  Discuss Netsilik migration pattern
    3.  Read Aloud: Antler and Fang
    4.  Create a plan for hunting caribou
     
    Homework: None!
     
     
    Oct 12/13
     
    1.  Warm Up: Cultural Traits of the Netsilik--powerpoint
    2.  Video: Fishing  at the Stone Weir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-cYeWjQsOE
    3.  Create Storyboard
    4.  Begin reading "The Arctic"
     
    Homework: Finish Storyboard;  Read "The Arctic," write 5 facts about the Arctic environment on page 22 of your notebook.
     
     
     
    Oct 7/11
     
    1.  Warm Up: What is Culture?--powerpoint
    2.  Class Discussion: What is your culture?
    3.  Introduce Netsilik Culture--notes
     
    Homework:  Archaeology project due Wed (A Days) and Thurs (B Days)
     
     
     
    Oct 5/6 
     
    1.  Warm Up:  Oldest artifacts?--powerpoint
    2.  Video: When did the first humans arrive?--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ZufQDYEJE
    3.  Go over video questions 
    4.  Create visual describing how and when the first humans arrived in America
     
    Homework:  Project due Wed, Oct 12 (A Days) and Thursday, Oct 13 (B Days);  Finish visual--instructions
     
     
     
     
    Oct 3/4 (1st block skip this!)
     
    1.  Warm Up: What's in the bag?--powerpoint
    2.  Discuss archaeology
    3.  Brainstorm: artifacts in 2016 
    4.  Paragraph: what do these artifacts tell us about life in 2016?
    5.  Introduce archaeology project: Trash Project (block 7) Trash/Survival Project (blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
     
    Homework:  Finish paragraph, Project due Wednesday Oct 12 (A Days) and Thursday Oct 13 (B Days)
     
     
     
     
    Sept 29/30
     
    1.  Warm Up: Study!--powerpoint
    2.  Geography Test
    3.  Work on title page  
     
    Homework: Finish title page, brochure due Monday (A Days) and Tuesday (B Days)!
     
     
     
    Sept 27/28
     
    1.  Warm Up: vocab pictures--powerpoint
    2.  Go over geography vocab 
    4.  GRUNGEBALL!!
    5.  If time: Read Aloud--The Camping Trip that Changed America 
     
    Homework:  
    --Test on Thursday (A Days) and Friday (B Days)--completed study guide
    --Travel brochure due Monday (A Days) and Tuesday (B Days) -- brochure instructions -- brochure instructions 5th block
     
     
     
    Sept 23/26
     
    1.  Warm Up: Geographic Regions Detective 
    2.  Introduce Travel Brochure 
    3.  Work time
     
    Homework:  
    Geography Test Thursday Sept 29th (A Days) and Friday Sept 30th (B Days)
    Travel Brochure due Oct 3rd (A Days), Oct 4th (B Days)
     
     
     
    Sept 21/22
     
    1.  Warm Up: Study for quiz
    2.  Take quiz
    3.  Notes: Waterways in American History,  Map of waterways
    4.  In groups: Create a river community
     
    Homework:  Start studying geographic regions!
     
     
     
    Sept 19/20
     
    1.  Warm Up: Color regions map--powerpoint
    2.  In groups: Look at pictures, guess your region
    3.  Share your region, take notes
    4.  Map Game!
     
    Homework:  None
     
     
     
    Sept 15/16 
     
    1.  Warm Up: Continents and Oceans Quiz--powerpoint
    2.  Mountains brainstorm
    3.  Mountains notes/ pictures
    4.  Mountain songs
    5.  Begin hikers journal 
     
    Homework: finish hikers journal!
     
     
     
    Sept 13/14
     
    1.  Warm Up: Timeline reflection--powerpoint
    2.  Color continents and oceans map 
    3.  Continents  and oceans review questions  
    4.  Map game!
     
    Homework: Continents and oceans quiz next class!
     
     
     
    Sept 9/12
     
    1.  Warm Up: 6th Grade--powerpoint 
    2.  Class Discussion: What do historians do?
    3.  Begin personal timelines 
     
    Homework: Finish timeline 
     
     
     
    Sept 7/8

    1.  Warm Up: Why study history?--powerpoint

    2.  Class Discussion-History

    3.  Notebook setup

    4.  Begin Timelines--brainstorm

    Homework: Finish brainstorming "Five Events"

     
     

    Sept 2/6

    1.  Warm Up: Think back to 5th grade--powerpoint

    2.  Write hopes and goals for 6th grade--goals handout

    3.  Create Class Rules

    4.  Human Knot

    Homework: None!

     

     

    Aug 31/Sept 1

    1.  Warm Up: Make nametags--powerpoint

    2.  Reminder of procedures

    3.  Share nametags

    4.  Go over "Interactive Notebook Guidelines"

    5.  BINGO!

    Homework: get "Interactive Notebook Guidelines" signed.

     

     

    August 29/30

    1.  Warm Up: Dot Game--powerpoint

    2.  Introductions

    3.  Name Game

    4.  Go over Course Overview

    Homework: Get course overview signed