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The Week of May 2

Posted by Jay McGaughy on May 2nd, 2016

Monday, May 2

Bell Ringer: p. 577; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Popes and Kings Rule Europe”:

  • A-B-C Brainstorm
  • X Marks the Spot (must get text from teacher to complete)
  • A-B-C Brainstorm

Presentation Slides #2, 3, 4

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Popes Fight for Power”:

  • Anticipation Guide (must get handout from teacher to complete)
  • Margin Notes (must get text from teacher to complete)
  • Anticipation Guide (must get handout from teacher to complete)

Presentation Slides #4, 5, 6

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment: NO

Tuesday, May 3

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:          HOME

Wednesday, May 4

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:               WORK

Thursday, May 5

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:                    THIS

Friday, May 6

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:                         WEEK!!!!!

 

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The Week of April 25

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 25th, 2016

Monday, April 25

Bell Ringer: Page 562 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their manor projects (Project Rubric Here). The students also began their writing prompt that is due tomorrow. They will be writing a “letter” from the perspective of someone in the manor system (ex: lord, serf/peasant, noblewoman). The rubric for this prompt is attached below.

Assignment: Complete writing prompt (here).

Reminder: The Chapter 17 test is this Friday.

Tuesday, April 26

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: The students turned in their “letter” writing prompts, and we began Section 4 of Chapter 17. The students took brief notes on Japan and completed a graphic organizer on Japanese feudal society.

Assignment: No homework

Wednesday, April 27

Bell Ringer: Page 567 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their bell ringers. Afterwards, we reviewed the feudalism in Japan and Europe. The students then completed a writing prompt comparing and contrasting the feudal societies of Japan and Europe (writing prompt available on slide 53 here)

Assignment: Section 4 Assessment (Page 567) – don’t do number 4 or 1c

Thursday, April 28

Bell Ringer: 566 Bell Ringer

In Class: We graded bell ringers and reviewed for tomorrow’s test. The students also turned in their Section 4 Assessments.

Assignment: Study for the test. Here are some study tools: QuizletClass Jeopardy (the Quizlet will be completed by 6pm)

Friday, April 29

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:

 

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The Week of April 18

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 19th, 2016

Monday, Apr. 18

Bell Ringer: Describe the climate/geography of Northern and Southern Europe

In Class: We continued our unit on the Middle Ages by taking notes on the Frankish Empire and Charlemagne. The students began their Facebook Project.

Assignment: No homework

Tuesday, Apr. 19

Bell Ringer: Page 555 Reading Check

In Class:  The students completed and turned in their Charlemagne “Facebook” Project. We then took some notes on Feudalism and completed a graphic organizer.

Assignment: No homework

Wednesday, Apr. 20

Bell Ringer: Page 559 Reading Check

In Class: We reviewed the information from our previous lessons and then completed a “feudalism simulation”. Afterwards, we took notes on William the Conqueror and the introduction of feudalism in England (Notes here). There will be a quiz on Feudalism and the Frankish Empire (Clovis & Charlemagne) tomorrow.

Assignment: Study for the quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, Apr. 21

Bell Ringer: Page 560 Reading Check

In Class: The students took a quiz on the Frankish Empire and Feudalism. They then began their group “manor” project. They are working together and using their textbook to create their own manor on a poster-board.

Assignment: No homework

Friday, Apr. 22

Bell Ringer: 1. In what year did William the Conqueror invade England? 2. In what battle did he defeat the British?

In Class: We graded bell ringers and the students continued their work on their manor projects

Assignment: No homework.

 

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The Week of April 11

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 11th, 2016

Monday, Apr. 11

Bell Ringer: Page 524 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their bell ringers and turned in the Section 2 Assessment from this chapter. The students also finished their comic strip project. We then took notes on the Fall of the Inca Empire (Slides 42-46). Afterwards we played a review activity.

Assignment: Complete Section 2 Assessment if not already completed.

Reminder: Your Functional Reading Quiz is due on Wednesday!

Tuesday, Apr. 12

Bell Ringer: Page 525 Reading Check

In Class: We completed multiple review activities to prepare for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Study for test & Complete the Functional Reading Quiz on Google Classroom.

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Bell Ringer: None

In Class: The students completed the test on the Early American Civilizations (Ch. 16).

Assignment: Complete the Functional Reading Quiz on Google Classroom (if not already turned in).

Thursday, Apr. 14

Bell Ringer: None

In Class: The students counted box tops for Mr. McGaughy.

Assignment: None

Friday, Apr. 15

Bell Ringer: In what year did the Roman Empire fall?

In Class: We graded the three bell ringers from the past week. The students then completed a map activity to introduce our unit on the Middle Ages. The students then completed notes and read in their textbook to answer questions.

Assignment: Have a good weekend!

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The Week of April 4

Posted by Jay McGaughy on April 4th, 2016

Monday, Apr. 4

Bell Ringer: Using pages 510, 516, and 521, define the geographic location of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Empires.

In Class: Students took notes on the beginnings of the three Early American Empires. Afterwards, the students analyzed artwork from the three empires and wrote down their assumptions about their cultures and societies. The students worked on completing the art handout with the remaining time in class.

Assignment: Finish Art Handout if not finished in class. Read “The Classic Age” on page 511 of textbook (as a reminder, there will be a 5 question quiz on this reading tomorrow).

Artwork from class available here.

Tuesday, Apr. 5

Bell Ringer: Page 510 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a graphic organizer on Maya, Aztec, and Inca social structure and religion.

Assignment: Read “The Aztecs Build an Empire” page 516-517.
Complete Graphic Organizer if not finished in class.

Wednesday, Apr. 6

Bell Ringer: Page 514 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a reading quiz on the reading from last night’s assignment. We then took notes on the achievements of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca empires (Slides 12-26). Afterwards, the students completed a writing prompt. (located here).

Assignment: Read “The Incas Create an Empire” pages 521-522; Finish writing prompt if not completed in class.

Thursday, Apr. 7

Bell Ringer: Page 517 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a reading quiz on last night’s reading assignment. We then took notes on the fall of the Maya Empire and completed the Section Assessment on page 515.  We finished class with a Kahoot review.

Assignment: Section Assessment (if not completed in class)

Friday, Apr. 8

Bell Ringer: Page 522 Reading Check

In Class: We began class by grading this week’s bell ringers and returning assignments from this week. We then took notes on the fall of the Aztec Empire. The students then began their comic strip project.

Assignment: Section Assessment on Page 520 (don’t do questions 4 or 5)

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The Week of March 21

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 22nd, 2016

Monday, Mar. 21

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

Students completed writing prompts #’s 5 and 6.

Students took The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz if not already completed.

Students then received and began completing writing prompts #’s 7-10.

Assignment: Complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 426.

Tuesday, Mar. 22

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students submitted Section 3 Assessment.

I continued to read students’ writing prompts #’s 7-10 today.

Any student who finished all of the aforementioned writing prompts then took the Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz. Any student who did not take this quiz today may do so tomorrow.

Assignment: Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz is today!

Wednesday, Mar. 23

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students completed writings prompts #’s 7-10.

Students then took the Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz if they did not take it yesterday.

Once students completed the aforementioned assignments, they could get a chromebook and complete the Functional Reading/Reading Comprehension Quiz on Google Classroom.

Students who had already submitted this assignment could complete Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 431.

Any student who has completed all of the aforementioned began studying for his/her test.

Assignment: Complete Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 431. 

Thursday, Mar. 24

Bell Ringer: No bell ringer today!

In Class: Students were assigned groups and accessed a Google Slides presentation via Google Classroom. Students found their names and completed the slides in which they were assigned.

Students then used the class-created presentation to study for their quiz.

Students completed the Historical and Artistic Traditions Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Once all of the aforementioned activities were completed, students began studying for tomorrow’s Early African Civilizations Test.

Assignment: Historical and Artistic Traditions Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz is today!

Friday, Mar. 25

Bell Ringer: No bell ringer today!

In Class: Students completed the Early African Civilizations Test.

Students were given the opportunity to take their tests on Thursday if they knew they would not be in class on Friday; therefore, any student who is absent today will take the Early African Civilizations Test in class on Monday following Spring Break.

Assignment: Early African Civilizations Test is today!

 

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The Week of March 14

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 15th, 2016

Monday, Mar. 14

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 412, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students organized their binders today in class.

We began our study of Early African Civilizations today. Students received three writing prompts for Geography and Early Africa. I modeled completion of the writing prompt using the RACES acrostic and using this “outline” to write a paragraph.

Assignment: Functional Reading/Reading Comprehension Quiz is due via on Google Classroom by the time you come to class on March 25.

Tuesday, Mar. 15

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 412, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: I modeled today how to use the FCA’s to peer edit a partner’s paper.

We then worked together as a class to complete the second writing prompt. Again, we used the RACES acrostic to create an “outline” for our paragraph. We also worked together to peer edit our paragraphs using the FCA’s.

Assignment: Complete Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 415.

Wednesday, Mar. 16

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 414, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students submitted Section 1 Assessments, #’s 1-4.

Students clicked here to vote for freshman SGA officers for next year at OMHS.

Students then completed writing prompt #3 for Geography and Early Africa. Complete the RACES graphic organizer on the front of your page and then write your paragraph on the back of your page.

Students swapped papers with a neighbor and peer edited one another’s paragraphs.

Students concluded class by completing the Geography and Early Africa Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Geography and Early Africa Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz today. No Word Bank.

Thursday, Mar. 17

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 418, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students received writing prompts #4, #5, and #6. Students no longer need to complete the RACES graphic organizer, but may use the FCA’s as an outline for their paragraphs.

Students brought their paragraphs back to me or Mrs. Tice for us to read and to make comments.

We will continue this same activity tomorrow.

Assignment: Complete Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 421.

Friday, Mar. 18

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 420, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students received writing prompts #4, #5, and #6. Students no longer need to complete the RACES graphic organizer, but may use the FCA’s as an outline for their paragraphs.

Students brought their paragraphs back to me or Mrs. Tice for us to read and to make comments.

Students then completed The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz once all writing prompts had been completed. Students who did not take the quiz today may do so in class on Monday.

Assignment: The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz today.

 

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The Week of March 7

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 7th, 2016

Monday, Mar. 7

Bell Ringer: Answer the following questions: 1) Who was the first caliph? 2) When and where was Muhammad born? 3) What is the Sunnah?

In Class: We reviewed the students’ work from the activity on Friday. Afterwards, we took notes on the cultural achievements of the Islamic Empires (Section 4 of Ch. 12; slides here).

Reminder: The test on Islam will take place on Thursday, March 10. All work needs to be made up by this date – please see me if you have work that needs to be completed.

Assignment: Section Assessment on Page 403

Tuesday, Mar. 8

Bell Ringer: Answer the following questions: 1) What is the central teaching of Islam? 2) Why is the leader, Akbar, significant?

In Class: Students turned in their Section Assessment homework. We then began a project on the cultural achievements of the Islamic Empires. This project and its rubric are located in Google Classroom (rubric also available here). If you were absent today, please look into this assignment. It will be due by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Assignment: none

Wednesday, Mar. 9

Bell Ringer: Answer the following question: Who were Mehmed II, Suleyman I, Esma’il?

In Class: Students completed and submitted the Muslim Cultural Achievements project assigned yesterday. This assignment needs to be submitted in Google Classroom.
We also reviewed for tomorrow’s test. A Quizlet and Kahoot review have been provided in Google Classroom.

Assignment: Study for Islam test tomorrow!

Thursday, Mar. 10

Bell Ringer: No Bell Ringer

In Class: The students completed their Chapter 12 Test on the Islamic World. All make up work must have been submitted by the end of the day.

Assignment: Have a great long weekend!

Friday, Mar. 11

Bell Ringer: Teacher Workday – No School!!!

In Class: Teacher Workday – No School!!!

Assignment: Teacher Workday – No School!!!

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The Week of February 29

Posted by Jay McGaughy on March 1st, 2016

Monday, Feb. 29

Bell Ringer: p. 387; Reading Check: List 2 characteristics of each lifestyle.

In Class: The students took notes and read through the textbook to finish up Section 2 on Islam (slides 12-24)

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Mar. 1

Bell Ringer: List the 5 pillars of Islam

In Class: Students worked on Google Classroom to complete 3 different assignments. All assignments (with instructions) are in Google Classroom.

Assignment: Finish assignments

Wednesday, Mar. 2

Bell Ringer: Page 395 Reading Check

In Class: Students completed a Kahoot review. We then went through slides on Section 3 (here). Students then completed the section Assessment on page 399.

Assignment: study for quiz on Chapter 12, sections 1-3

Thursday, Mar. 3

Bell Ringer: Pg. 399 Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed a quiz on Sections 1-3 of Chapter 12. Afterwards, the students worked on the “Christian” and “Islam” sections of their World Religions chart.

Assignment: none.

Friday, Mar. 4

Bell Ringer: Pg. 398 Interpreting Maps

In Class: We graded bell ringers and reviewed the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Afterwards, the students completed a Venn Diagram comparing Islam and Christianity.
Finally, the students rotated around the room in groups to view and answer questions on different Muslim cultural achievements.

 Assignment: none

 

 

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The Week of February 22

Posted by Jay McGaughy on February 22nd, 2016

Monday, Feb. 22

Bell Ringer: Read the first 2 paragraphs on page 372 and explain how geography helped the Byzantine Empire thrive.

In Class: Students worked in groups to complete the Byzantine Google Slides Project. Students were assigned and researched one of the following topics: Byzantine Art, Byzantine Religion, Emperor Justinian. This project will be completed and submitted on Tuesday. The topics and requirements for this project are available in Google Classroom.

Group & Topic Assignments are available here.

Assignment: If necessary, work on Byzantine Google Slides project outside of class.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Bell Ringer: Question 2 of Case Study Assessment on Page 377 (answer can be found on page 376)

In Class: Students continued work on their Google Slide Presentations and submitted them in Google Classroom. Afterwards, we took notes on Justinian, Byzantine Religion, and Byzantine Art.

Assignment: Begin studying for the exam on Thursday.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Bell Ringer: Pg. 365 Reading Check

In Class: We finished up our notes on the Byzantine Empire (here). The Students also completed a writing prompt on the topic they researched Tuesday and Wednesday. The writing prompt requirements can be found on the last slide of today’s presentation (link above). Finally, the students completed the Section Assessment on page. 365

Assignment: Study for Test (know important dates and people!)

Thursday, Feb. 25

Bell Ringer: none

In Class: Students took the Chapter 11 Test on Rome and the Byzantine Empire

Assignment: none

Friday, Feb. 26

Bell Ringer: Pg. 387 Interpreting Maps

In Class: We began class by grading bell ringers and organizing binders (material from Chapter 10, Chapter 11, and the Byzantine Empire were grouped together). Students then took a Kahoot Pre-test on the Islamic Empire (not for a grade & does not need to be made up).
We then began our notes on the Islamic Empire (slides 1-10)

Assignment: none

 

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