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.
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
-A Well-Organized Economy
-Life in the Inca Empire
Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting the notes that they missed. We will finish notes on the Incas tomorrow.
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:
-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:
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!!!