Monday, Feb. 3
Bell Ringer: Complete last week’s Bell Ringers:
- 1/27 – p. 271 – Connecting to the Past
- 1/28 – p. 274 – Using Geography Skills
- 1/29 – p. 282 – DBQ
- 1/30 – p. 288 – Understanding Charts
- 1/31 – p. 291 – Connecting to the Past
In Class: Students had 15 minutes to complete the aforementioned bell ringers. We then graded the bell ringers at a value of 20 points.
Students then copied assignments for tonight and tomorrow night.
Students then voted whether or not to take Topic 9 Test. If YES, we will take Topic 9 Test as usual. If NO, students’ scores for Topic 9 Guided Readings, the previous two weeks of bell ringers, and tomorrow night’s Good and Bad Roman Emperors Identification assignment will all be averaged and the percentage will be applied towards a Topic 9 Test score.
Students in 1st period completed a Read First, Open Sort Word Sort activity after reading Rome Becomes an Empire on pages 282 and 283.
Students in 2nd, 4th, and 5th periods completed a Read First, Closed Sort Word Sort activity after reading Rome Becomes an Empire on pages 282 and 283.
Students in 6th period completed the Julius Caesar readings and videos from last Tuesday. These students will complete the Read First, Closed Sort Word Sort activity after reading Rome Becomes an Empire on pages 282 and 283.
Assignment: 8.3 and 8.4 Guided Readings are due tomorrow. Topic 9 Test will be Wednesday if voted for by the students.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 292-293 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions and to page 297 and answer the Geography Skills questions #19, 20, and 21. Date 292-293 for Monday, Feb. 3 and 297 for Tuesday, Feb. 4.
In Class: Students copied tomorrow’s assignment.
We then graded 8.3 and 8.4 Guided Readings at a value of nine points each.
Students were given the option to take Topic 9 Test tomorrow. Students reviewed their grades for 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 Guided Readings, Week of 1/20 and 1/27 Bell Ringers, and considered the completion of Rome’s Good and Bad Emperors effort assignment which is valued at 20 points in determining whether or not they wished to take Topic 9 Test. Only students who signed up today to take Topic 9 Test are allowed to take the test. For students who chose not to take Topic 9 Test, their test grade will be determined by adding the points of all of the aforementioned assignments.
Students are to read Chapter 8, Section 4 in the context of Rome’s Good and Bad Emperors and their postive or negative impact on the Pax Romana. Students should list the positive or negaitve impacts of the following emperors:
- Antoninus Pius
- Marcus Aurelius
This assignment is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. This is an effort-based grade valued at 20 points. Due to this assignment being an effort-based grade, no EAET’s will be issued.
Students choosing not to take Topic 9 Test must have something to occupy their time in class tomorrow. We discussed several options in class today.
Assignment: Rome’s Good and Bad Emperors Identification due tomorrow.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 9 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 2/5/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.
In Class: Students who signed up to take Topic 9 Test did so today in class.
Other students used their time wisely in class.
Assignment: Topic 9 Test today for those that wish to take it.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Bell Ringer:Open your textbook to page 304 and answer the DBQ questions.
In Class: Students copied their assignments for tonight and tomorrow night.
Students completed a pretest for Topic 10.
We then read together Chapter 9, Section 1 and viewed the Prezi (http://prezi.com/iphelohg2ste/all-roads-lead-to-rome/) to further highlight and discuss some of the aspects of Roman Life and Culture.
Students then completed a quick-write describing what they saw and how they felt as one of the people attending or participating in the gladiator contests at the Colosseum.
Assignment: Print Topic 10 Guided Reading.
Friday, Feb. 7
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 306 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.
In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.
We then finished reading together Chapter 9, Section 1 and viewed the Prezi (http://prezi.com/iphelohg2ste/all-roads-lead-to-rome/) to further highlight and discuss some of the aspects of Roman Life and Culture.
Students then began working on their Roman gods and goddesses collages by clipping pictures from magazines and gluing them to a piece of construction paper. Students were encouraged to find pictures that represented the areas of life that the god or goddesses that they chose reigned over.
Assignment: Roman gods and goddesses collage is due Monday. 9.1 Guided Reading will be due Tuesday.