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The Week of April 24

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 24th, 2017

Monday, Apr. 24

Bell Ringer: p. 554; Analyzing Primary Sources

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. We reviewed some of the information from the T-Chart we completed on Monday. Students need to have detailed information for monks and missionaries on their T-Chart.

We took notes on the following subheadings:

-The Franks Build an Empire

-Invaders Threaten Europe

Students worked on 17.2 Section Assessment #1-4 ONLY. Students who were absent need to see a classmate to get their notes from today.

Assignments: Study for 17.2 Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

Tuesday, Apr. 25

Bell Ringer: p. 555; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We reviewed Section 2 Assessment together and then students completed Section 2 Quiz.

Students then had time to complete Section 3 and 4 Assessments since Mrs. Prosch was out today.

Students who had make-up work completed and submitted those assignments.

Assignments: None

Wednesday, Apr. 26

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: 

Assignments: 

Thursday, Apr. 27

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: 

Assignments: 

Friday, Apr. 28

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: 

Assignments: Have a good weekend!

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The Week of April 17

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 17th, 2017

Monday, Apr. 17

Bell Ringer: p. 433; Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People #’s 1-8

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity. Students then got in their groups from Friday and finished their poster on the assigned subheading. The first four groups presented today.

Assignments: Early African Civilizations Test will be on Wednesday!

Tuesday, Apr. 18

Bell Ringer: p. 435; Standardized Test Practice

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity. The second four groups presented their posters. We reviewed answers for 13.4 Section Assessment and completed 13.4 fill-in-the-blank quiz. Students then used the rest of class to finish writing prompts and/or study for their test.

Students who were absent need to complete 13.4 Section Assessment and make up 13.4 quiz.

Assignments: Early African Civilizations Test is tomorrow!

Wednesday, Apr. 19

Bell Ringer: Fill out your answer document. Subject: Early African Civilizations

In Class: Students completed their Early African Civilizations Test

Assignments: None!

Thursday, Apr. 20

Bell Ringer: p. 549; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity. Students were given their tests back and organized their binders. Today we began a new unit- The Early Middle Ages. We completed an Anticipation Guide. We then filled out a graphic organizer together. Students completed a flipcard activity and worked on their 17.1 Section Assessment.

Students who were absent need to complete 17.1 Section Assessment.

Assignments: Study for 17.1 Multiple Choice Quiz

Friday, Apr. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 553; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activities and submitted their weekly bell ringers. We reviewed answers for 17.1 Section Assessment. Students then took their 17.1 Quiz. We began Section 2 today by taking a few notes and filling out a T-Chart to compare the roles of monks and missionaries in the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire.

Students who were absent need to make up their 17.1 Section Assessment, Quiz, and turn in bell ringers when they return to school. Students who were absent should also see a classmate for notes that they missed.

Assignments: Have a good weekend!

 

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The Week of April 10

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 10th, 2017

Monday, Apr. 10

Bell Ringer: p. 423; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students continued responding to the writing prompts for Early African Civilizations.

Assignment: Complete 13.2 Section Assessment, #1-4. True/False Quiz tomorrow!

Tuesday, Apr. 11

Bell Ringer: p. 425; Drawing Inferences

In Class: Students continued responding to the writing prompts for Early African Civilizations.

Assignment: None (Early African Civilization Test next Tuesday, Apr. 18)!

Wednesday, Apr. 12

Bell Ringer: p. 426; Reading Time Lines

In Class: Students continued responding to the writing prompts for Early African Civilizations.

Assignment: Complete 13.3 Section Assessment, #1-4. Fill-in-the Blank Quiz tomorrow!

Thursday, Apr. 13

Bell Ringer: p. 427; Identifying Points of View

In Class: Students completed the writing prompts for Early African Civilizations. Students took Section 13.3 Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Early African Civilization Test on Tuesday.

Friday, Apr. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 430; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity today and submitted their bell ringers for grading. Students formed groups of 4 and were assigned a subheading from section 13.4. Students created posters for their assigned subheading, and will present their section on Monday.

Assignment: Complete 13.4 Section Assessment, #1-3. Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz on Monday!

 

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The Week of April 3

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 3rd, 2017

Monday, Apr. 3

Bell Ringer: p. 413; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students organized their binders.

We discussed the writing prompts that students would complete for their study of Africa.

Students began completing the first of 10 writing prompts for their study of Africa.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Apr. 4

Bell Ringer: p. 417; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We completed a bell ringer activity.

Students continued writing prompts. Students worked on 13.1 Section Assessment when they completed writing prompt #3.

Assignment: 13.1 Section Assessment #1-3, Study for Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Wednesday, Apr. 5

Bell Ringer: No School

In Class: No School

Assignment: No School

Thursday, Apr. 6

Bell Ringer: p. 419; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We completed our bell ringer activity.

We then reviewed answers for 13.1 Section Assessment.

We took our 13.1 Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Students continued to work on writing prompts.

Assignment: None

Friday, Apr. 7

Bell Ringer: p. 420; Contrasting

In Class: We completed and submitted bell ringers for this week.

Students continued writing prompts on Early African Civilizations. The goal today was to complete #5, but students should work to complete as many as they can.

Assignment: None

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The Week of March 20

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 22nd, 2017

Monday, Mar. 20

Bell Ringer: p. 522; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We began class by reviewing the bell ringer for today. We then completed our study of the Aztecs by getting in our groups and finishing our reciprocal teaching notes. Students had time to finish their notes and the 16.2 Section Assessment. We reviewed the Section Assessment, then took our 16.2 fill-in-the-blank quiz. After students were finished with the quiz, they began working on a pre-reading activity called “First Line Predictions.” Students were given a worksheet with the first lines of each subheading on the sheet, and there was space for students to make a prediciton about the text, and ask a question that they hoped would get answered from the text. Students worked on this until class was over.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Mar. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 522; Drawing Inferences

In Class: We began class by reviewing today’s bell ringer. We then began our study of the Inca Empire. For this section, we will be taking notes. We reviewed first line predictions that should have been completed yesterday. After a quick review of that pre-reading activity, we began taking notes on the following headings:

-The Incas Create an Empire

-Central Rule

-A Well-Organized Economy

-Life in the Inca Empire

-Social Divisions

-Religion

Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting the notes that they missed. We will finish notes on the Incas tomorrow.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Mar. 22

Bell Ringer: p. 524; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity which we reviewed at the beginning of class. We then completed notes on the following headings:

-Religion

-Achievements

-Pizarro Conquers the Aztecs

These notes were the last that we had for our section on the Incas. After completing notes, students were given time to work on the Section Assessment. We reviewed answers for the Section Assessment at the end of class. Students who were absent should see a classmate to get notes that they missed. Absent students should also complete the Section 3 Assessment.

Here are the notes on our section covering the Incas —————–> The Incas

Assignment: Study for 16.3 Matching Quiz

Thursday, Mar. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 527; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Today we reviewed our bell ringer activity, then submitted them to be graded. We also took our quiz on Section 3- The Incas. After students completed the quiz, they worked on a study guide for the rest of class. The study guide is not for a grade but will be a great study tool for tomorrow’s test.

Here is a copy of the study guide:

The Early Americas Study Guide

Assignment: Study for The Early Americas Test

Friday, Mar. 24

Bell Ringer: Fill out the blue side of your answer document for the test. The subject is “The Early Americas.”

In Class: Today we completed our test on The Early Americas. Students who were absent will take the test on the Monday after Spring Break (4/3). 

Assignment: Have a great Spring Break!!!

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The Week of March 13

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 13th, 2017

Monday, Mar. 13

Bell Ringer: p. 511; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students were given back their benchmark exams, then organized their binders in preparation for the next topic. Students completed a bell ringer activity.

After the bell ringer, we began our new topic, “The Early Americas.” We completed an ABC Brainstorm and reviewed answers for the brainstorm. Students were to list all the letters A-Z and come up with as many words as possible for each letter, using knowledge that they have about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca.

We looked at a map of the Mayan Civilization, our first civilization of study. We discussed the geography and resources.

After introducing the geography of the Maya, we started making GIST summaries for this section. For each subheading, students are to complete a summary using only 20 words. Today’s subheadings to be completed are:

-Early Peoples of MesoAmerica

-The Classic Age

-Social Structure

We then reviewed and shared summaries with one another. At the end of class, we completed a 3-2-1 activity. Students listed 3 important details from today, 2 things that stuck out to them about class, and one question they still have about the material. Students who were absent need to make sure that they get their bell ringer and complete summaries for all of the subheadings in Section 1.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Mar. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 513; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. We then finished doing out GIST summaries for this section. Today’s subheadings are:

-Religion

-Achievements

-Decline of Maya Civilization

See Monday’s post for instructions on completing summaries. We shared and reviewed summaries as a class. Students worked on 16.1 Section Assessment and we reviewed answers for the Section Assessment as a class to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.

Assignment: Study for 16.1 T/F quiz

Wednesday, Mar. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 517; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity. We then took our 16.1 T/F quiz on the Mayan Civilization. After the quiz, we took a pre-assessment of the Aztec Empire.

Students then completed an entrance slip. We wrote down something we already knew about the Aztec Empire. Students shared some of their answers. Students kept their notecard in their notebook untill the end of class.

We then formed groups for Reciprocal Teaching. Students worked on Reciprocal Teaching until the end of class. At the end of class, students took out their notecard from the beginning of class, turned it over to the other side and completed their exit slip. Students wrote something they learned about the Aztec Empire from class today and turned it into the teacher.

Assignment: None

Thursday, Mar. 16

Bell Ringer: p. 518; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Today we completed our bell ringer activity, then formed our groups to continue working on our Reciprocal Teaching notes. Groups who complete Reciprocal Teaching then worked on Section Assessment for Section 2. We will have some time in class tomorrow to get everything completed for this section.

Assignment: None

Friday, Mar. 17

Bell Ringer: Write five words that describe Cortes’ conquest of the Aztecs. Use page 520 in your book if you need to.

In Class: Today we completed and discussed our bell ringer activity. We submitted our bell ringers from this week to be graded.

We did an activity on historical perspectives and did a class discussion on a primary source. The source was a letter from Hernan Cortes to Charles V. We did an analysis activity as a class. After we did the activity, we completed the post-assessment.

Students who were absent do not have anything to make up from today’s class. However, students must submit their bell ringers from this week to Mrs. Prosch when they return to school.

Assignment: Have a good weekend!

 

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The Week of March 6

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 6th, 2017

Monday, Mar. 6

Bell Ringer: List five (5) things you know about Judaism.

In Class: Students completed their world-religions-comparison-chart-1(b) for Christianity.

Students that needed to completed make-up work.

Students could study for today’s ELA benchmark or tomorrow’s science benchmark.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Mar. 7

Bell Ringer: List five (5) things you know about Hinduism.

In Class: Students completed their world-religions-comparison-chart-1(b) for Islam.

Students that needed to completed make-up work.

All make-up tests were completed today in class.

Students could study for today’s Science benchmark or tomorrow’s math benchmark.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Mar. 8

Bell Ringer: List five (5) things you know about Buddhism.

In Class: We reviewed the world-religions-comparison-chart-1 for Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam today in class in preparation for tomorrow’s benchmark exam.

Students then had the remainder of the period to study for tomorrow’s benchmark exam.

Students that needed to completed make-up work.

Assignment: Study your world-religions-comparison-chart-1 for tomorrow’s benchmark exam.

Thursday, Mar. 9

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: 3rd 1/4 BE – Major World Religions; PERIOD: 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 6th; DATE: 3/9/17

In Class: Students completed their Their Quarter Benchmark Exam.

Any student still needing to complete make-up work did so today in class.

Assignment: BENCHMARK EXAM TODAY!

Friday, Mar. 10

Bell Ringer: Teacher Workday!

In Class: No Students!!

Assignment: Have a great weekend!!!

 

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The Week of February 27

Posted by Jay McGaughy on February 27th, 2017

Monday, Feb. 27

Bell Ringer: p. 397; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. Students then read the first six subheadings of Section 12.3- “Islamic Empires.” For each subheading, students were to write down one or two questions that can be answered using the text. Students were then assigned to groups and groups were selected randomly to go to the front of the room. Other groups were given the opportunity to ask the group at the front questions that they had from their set of questions so that the groups could show off their expertise. This activity is part of a literacy strategy called “Professor Know-It-All.”

Students who were absent should make sure they read pages 395-396 so that they can understand the material.

Any students who have make up work from our Rome and Christianity Unit or The Islamic World should work on any missing assignments. We will be collecting grades from makeup work NEXT WEEK.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Bell Ringer: p. 397, Drawing Inferences

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. Students were given a note card and were assigned one of three empires- Ottoman, Safavid, or Mughal. For the first 10-15 minutes of class, students wrote down any information on their empire that they thought was important. After everyone completed their note card, students were to find a partner and talk about their empires. After 2 or 3 minutes of teaching each other about their new empires, students exchanged note cards with their partner then found a new partner with a different empire than their new note card. We did this exchange about 4 times, ensuring that every student had the opportunity to learn about their new empire.

Students then worked on the 12.3 Section Assessment. If you did not finish the Section Assessment, it is NOT homework. We will have time to finish and go over answers tomorrow. Students who were absent need to read and study all of section 3 so that they know the material.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Mar. 1

Bell Ringer: p. 398; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer assignment. After we went over the bell ringer, students were given time to complete their 12.3 Section Assessment. We reviewed answers for the Section Assessment and graded them. These were submitted for grading. We then did a took notes for test review. These notes will be very helpful for studying for the test! Notes can be found here—–> Chapter 12 Review Notes

Assignment: Study for 12.3 Matching quiz tomorrow!

Thursday, Mar. 2

Bell Ringer: p. 399; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer for the day and turned in this week’s bell ringers to be graded. We then took our Section 3 Matching Quiz. Students then worked on a study guide in preparation for the Islamic World test. Chapter 12 Study Guide

Assignment: Study for Chapter 12 test!

Friday, Mar. 3

Bell Ringer: Fill out the blue side of your answer document for the test. Subject: The Islamic World

In Class: Students completed their Chapter 12 Test on the Islamic World. Students who were absent should make up the test next week.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!!

 

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The Week of February 20

Posted by Jay McGaughy on February 21st, 2017

Monday, Feb. 20

Bell Ringer: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

In Class: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

Assignment: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 387; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Today we passed out the tests we took on Friday and organized our binders. IF YOU WERE ABSENT FRIDAY and did not take the test, you need to see Mrs. Prosch about making up the test on or before Friday 2/24.

Students completed a bell ringer activity and we went over it as a class. We then began our new unit, “The Islamic World.” We discussed the geographical features of the Arabian Peninsula, then made a graphic organizer on Nomadic and Sedentary lifestyles. After going over information on these lifestyles as a class, we took notes on the beginnings of Islam. Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting today’s notes.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Bell Ringer: p. 389; Reading Time Lines

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer at the beginning of class. We then took notes as a class on the rest of section 12.1. After taking notes, we worked on the Section Assessment and reviewed answers as a class.

Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting notes and should turn in the 12.1 Section Assessment to Mrs. Prosch when they return to school.

Assignment: Study for 12.1 Matching quiz

Thursday, Feb. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 392; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. Students then took their 12.1 matching quiz and turned in their Section 1 Assessment with the quiz. We got into groups and each group was assigned one subheading from Section 2- “Islamic Beliefs and Practices.” Each group came up with 3-5 bullet notes to share with the class. After 10 minutes, we collaborated on a class google doc with notes for Section 2. We then worked on the Section Assessment for Section 2.

Students can access the google doc from class today on google classroom. Students who were absent can use this to study for the material that they missed.

Assignment: Study for 12.2 T/F quiz

Friday, Feb. 24

Bell Ringer: p. 402; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students submitted their bell ringers for this week. Bell ringers were graded and returned to the students.

Students finished 12.2 Section Assessment.

Students then completed 12.2 T/F Quiz.

Students then completed a graphic organizer for 12.4.

Students then completed 12.4 Section Assessment. Students submitted 12.4 Section Assessment and it was graded and returned.

Students completed 12.4 Multiple Choice Quiz. It was graded and returned to the students.

Any student who did not submit his or her 12.4 Section Assessment or take his or her 12.4 Quiz will do so next week.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of February 13

Posted by Jay McGaughy on February 13th, 2017

Monday, Feb. 13

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: Students completed Interim III Assessment.

Assignment: Study for 11.2 Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 362; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed the bell ringer activity. After completing the bell ringer, students were given time to study for their 11.2 fill-in-the-blank quiz. Students took the fill-in-the-blank quiz.

After completing the quiz, we began Section 3- “The End of the Empire.” We will be working on the “Final Word” literacy strategy for the next 2 days. Today we began that strategy by working on the independent note-taking portion. For each of the 8 listed subheadings, students read the subheading, then wrote down what they feel like is the most important information from that subheading, and WHY they felt like that was most important. When students completed the note-taking, they began the 11.3 Section Assessment.

Students who were absent should see Mrs. Prosch ASAP about making up the 11.2 quiz. Absent students should also get today’s notes from a classmate.

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 364; Evaluating

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. After completing the bell ringer, we went over instructions for the Final Word literacy strategy. Groups were assigned to students. Students worked with their groups on the Final Word activity, then worked on their 11.3 Section Assessment as a group.

We reviewed answers for the Section Assessment as a class. This is a great resource to use to study for tomorrow’s T/F quiz. Students who were absent should turn in their Section Assessment upon their return to class.

Assignment: Study for 11.3 T/F Quiz.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Bell Ringer: p. 366; Practice and Apply the Skill (1-3 only)

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity and submitted bell ringers for the week. We then took our 11.3 T/F quiz. Students who were absent should submit bell ringers upon their return to class and make up the quiz as soon as possible.

To review for the test, we did a Kahoot test review. The link for the kahoot is https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/542f5750-ab9c-4db8-9387-f5ea0120c316 and you will need TWO devices if you want to play the kahoot- one device to lead and another to actually play. I would recommend using a computer to access the link, and your own device to answer the questions. This is a GREAT study tool!

Assignment: Rome & Christianity Test tomorrow!

Friday, Feb. 17

Bell Ringer: Label your answer document with your name, date, and period. SUBJECT: Rome and Christianity

In Class: We took our test on Rome and Christianity. Students who were absent should see Mrs. Prosch about making the test up.

Assignment: 3-DAY WEEKEND!

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