Monday, Aug. 15
Bell Ringer: Why did equality exist between men and women during the Paleolithic Age?
In Class: Students copied tonight’s assignment.
I returned the students’ bell ringers from last week and the students’ The Stone Ages quiz. Students should place the bell ringers behind the Bell Ringer tab in their binders and place The Stone Ages quiz behind the Section Assessment tab in their binders.
We reexamined a cave painting that we viewed last week. Students had the same picture and were able to label what they saw. We then developed a theory as to why this particular cave painting was created. We then read about the cave painting and we read the theories that social scientist have advanced about this cave painting.
Students then went into the hallway and were able to examine five more artifacts from the same cave. The students labeled what they saw using the pictures of the artifacts on their sheets of paper. The students then developed their own theories about why the artifacts were created or what the artifacts were used for. Students then read about each artifact and read the theories social scientist have developed about each artifact. We then reviewed all of this information together.
Assignment: Begin studying for The Stone Ages and Early Cultures Test. The test will be either Wednesday or Thursday.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Bell Ringer: Why did the equality that existed between men and women during the Paleolithic Age erode during the Neolithic Age?
In Class: Students copied assignments for both tonight and tomorrow tonight.
Students then worked together to create clock appointments for future partner work that will be done in class.
We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Otzi the Iceman, Emergence of Civilization, Urban Focus, New Political and Military Structures, New Social Structure Based on Economic Power, and Development of More Complexity in a Material Sense).
Assignment: All students should have their binders, tab dividers, sheet protectors, paper, and novels in class tomorrow and every day thereafter.
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Bell Ringer: What do think about Otzi the Iceman and the theories about his life?
In Class: Students copied their assignments for the remainder of this week.
We then organized the students’ binders. Tab dividers should be labeled Bell Ringers, Notes, Literacy Activities, Section Assessments, and Previous Topics in that order.
We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Emergence of Civilization, Urban Focus, New Political and Military Structures, New Social Structure Based on Economic Power, and Development of More Complexity in a Material Sense, Distinct Religious Structures, Development of Writing, New and Significant Artistic and Intellectual Activity).
Students worked with their 12:00 appointments to write a 10-question test based on the provided objectives. Students will have time to finish this activity tomorrow in class.
Assignment: The Stone Ages and Early Cultures Test
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Thursday, Aug. 18
Bell Ringer: What did you think about the activity we completed in class on Monday (artifacts and theories)?
In Class: Students worked with their 12:00 appointments to write a 10-question test based on the provided objectives.
Students then returned to their respective desks and then swapped the tests they wrote with their 1:00 appointments.
Students completed the tests they received. Students attempted to answer all the questions without using their notes the first time. The second time, students used their notes to answer any questions they did not answer on their first attempt.
Students could either study for tomorrow’s test or read a novel with the time remaining in class.
Assignment: Study for The Stone Ages and Early Cultures Test. Test tomorrow!
Friday, Aug. 19
Bell Ringer: Explain how you studied outside of school for today’s test.
In Class: Students submitted this week’s bell ringers. Improper MLA headings resulted in a 10% deduction in score. Bell ringers were graded based on completion at four points each. This will be a 20 point, BRONZE grade.
Students worked with their 2:00 appointments to complete The Stone Ages and Early Cultures test. This will be a 100 point, GOLD grade.
Assignment: Have a great weekend!