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The Week of February 8

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 8th February 2016

Monday, Feb. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 346; Reading Check: How did Caesar gain power in Rome?

In Class: We discussed From Republic to Empire (11.1) (slides 15 – 21).

We learned about the conflict between Pompey and Caesar and the civil war that arose in Rome after Caesar crossed the Rubicon River (slide 16). We also went over the assassination of Caesar (slides 18-19).

Students reviewed 2 quotes providing differing opinions on Caesar’s death and answered the writing prompt found on slide 21.

Assignment: Study for quiz (focus on people we’ve learned so far) and finish writing prompt.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 347; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed the From Republic to Empire Check Quiz.

We discussed From Republic to Empire (11.1) (slides 23-35). These slides include content on Marc Antony & Octavian and how Octavian became Emperor Augustus. We also discussed Augustus’ reign as emperor and the impact of the Pax Romana.

Assignment: Quiz today! No homework.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment: No homework.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment: Study for quiz.

Friday, Feb. 12

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment: Quiz today! Have a great weekend.

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The Week of February 1

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 2nd February 2016

Monday, Feb. 1

Bell Ringer: p. 337; Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People

In Class: We graded last week’s bell ringers today.

We then graded the Interactive Reading Assignment that students completed on Friday.

We then discussed The Roman Republic (The Roman Army, The Punic Wars). We watched the videos in class, but they will not be available online.

Students then began writing three Tweets (one for each of the three Punic Wars). Students should finish this writing activity in Advisory today.

Assignment: Finish Punic Wars Writing Prompt in Advisory today.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Bell Ringer: p. 338; Reviewing Themes #’s 16-17

In Class: Three students were selected to share their Tweets on the First Punic War, three students were selected to share their Tweets on the Second Punic War, three students were selected to share their Tweets on the Third Punic War, and three students were selected to share their best and/or favorite Tweet on any one of the Punic Wars.

We then discussed and participated in a simulation entitled “Can You Save the Roman Republic?” from The Roman Republic presentation. Students did an amazing job with this simulation today!!!

Assignment: Study for The Late Republic True/False Quiz.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Bell Ringer: p. 339; Standardized Test Practice #’s 1-7

In Class: Students shared their ideas for solving the second issue facing the Roman Republic from the “Can You Save the Roman Republic?” simulation from yesterday.

We then read a few subheadings from The Late Republic.

We completed Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 335.

Students then completed The Late Republic True/False Quiz.

As a means of preparing for tomorrow’s test, we completed a TIMELINE to review the major events for The Roman Republic.

Assignment: Study for The Roman Republic Test.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: The Roman Republic; CLASS: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th; DATE: 2/4/16

In Class: Students completed The Roman Republic Test today.

Students could either read, work on assignments from other classes, or rest after the test today.

Assignment: The Roman Republic Test!

Friday, Feb. 5

Bell Ringer: List the problems that plagued Rome prior to the rise of Caesar. Which one do you think would be the most problematic?

In Class: We discussed From Republic to Empire (11.1) (slides 1-15) today.

We discussed four prominent individuals in Rome: Cicero, Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar. We reviewed who they were and why they are important in Roman history.

We also learned about the Triumvirate (the agreement between Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar to rule Rome).

Students also completed the writing prompt on slide 13.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

 

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The Week of January 25

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 25th January 2016

Monday, Jan. 25

Bell Ringer: p. 320; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students used the FCA’s for the writing prompt from Friday to peer edit and grade their partner’s paragraph.

Students shared their partner’s paragraphs that they deemed to be very well-written.

We reviewed discussed The Roman Republic (The Early Republic, Patricians and Plebeians)

We read together ‘The Early Republic’ on pages 320-321.

Students began completing Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 321.

Assignment: finish Section 1 Assessment; study for Geography and the Rise of Rome Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Bell Ringer: p. 326; Analyzing Information

In Class: We completed Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 321 together.

We then took our quiz together as a class.

We spent the remainder of the period reviewing and discussing The Roman Republic (The Twelve Tables, A Republican Government).

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Bell Ringer: p. 327; Analyzing Primary Sources

In Class: Students read ‘Roman Government’ on pages 324-327.

Students then completed a Venn Diagram based on certain attributes including executive office, leader of the army, advisors to the executive, length of terms, separation of powers, election, peoples’ involvement, and checks and balances.

Students then listed the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman Republic in a T-chart.

Students then read ‘The Roman Forum’ on pages 328-329.

Students then drew a scene from the Forum with a group debating an issue facing the Roman Republic. Examples included discussing the need for laws to be published for all to see, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the republic, or discussing the need for plebeian representation in Senate.

Assignment: Finish your Venn Diagram and Strengths and Weaknesses of the Roman Republic and your picture of conversations had in the Roman Forum dealing with issues facing the Roman Republic. Study for Government and Society Matching Quiz.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Bell Ringer: pp. 328-329; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We reviewed the Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting U.S. Government and Roman Government. We also reviewed the T-Chart listing the strengths and weaknesses of Roman Government.

Students then shared their conversations from the Forum.

We then completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 329 together.

Students then completed the Government and Society Matching Quiz.

I let the students know that there would be a sub with them tomorrow, reminded them of the expected behavior, and described the assignment the students would complete.

Assignment: None!

Friday, Jan. 29

Bell Ringer: You will complete the Interactive Reading Assignment for Section 3 today in class.

In Class: Students completed the Interactive Reading Assignment for Section 3 today in class.

Students who are absent today are not required to make up this assignment.

Students who are present today are required to complete this assignment before returning to class on Monday.

Assignment: Complete the Interactive Reading Assignment for Section 3 before returning to class on Monday.

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The Week of January 18

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 19th January 2016

Monday, Jan. 18

Bell Ringer: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! – No School

In Class: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! – No School

Assignment: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! – No School

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Bell Ringer: p. 295; Making Inferences

In Class: Students finished their Greek Achievements graphic organizers.

Students who finished their graphic organizers completed Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 294.

Students who completed the section assessment created a study plan for Thursday’s test and began studying.

Assignment: Study for ‘Greek Achievements’ Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Bell Ringer: p. 297; Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People #’s 1-8

In Class: Students were reminded that their Greek Achievements Graphic Organizers are due tomorrow.

We then completed together Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 294.

Students then took the Greek Achievements Quiz.

We then combined a GRAFFITI WALL (Key Vocabulary) with a Semantic Map in which students had to relate each vocabulary word to all the other vocabulary words and explain the relationship between them. Students should finish this activity as a means of preparing for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Study for ‘The Greek World’ Test. Also, your graphic organizer is due tomorrow.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: The Greek World; PERIOD: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th; DATE: 1/21/16

In Class: Students submitted their Greek Achievement graphic organizers.

Students completed ‘The Greek World’ test.

Students could either read a book, work on assignments from other classes, or rest today after the test.

Assignment: ‘The Greek World’ (Chapter 9) Test is today!!!

Friday, Jan. 22

Bell Ringer: p. 317; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We graded bell ringers today in class.

Students organized their binders today using the sheet protector method to keep their binders current.

Students received their The Greek World test scores today.

We then discussed The Roman Republic (Origins of Rome, Geography of Rome, The First Romans).

Students then completed the Writing Prompt from The Roman Republic. Students should use the FCA’s to complete the writing prompt.

Assignment: Finish Writing Prompt in Advisory today!

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The Week of January 11

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 11th January 2016

Monday, Jan. 11

Bell Ringer: p. 282; Interpreting Maps

In class: Students continued reading commentaries on Sparta and Athens in regards to each city-state’s government, values, economy, and treatment of women and slaves.

Students then read ‘Sparta and Athens’ on pages 278-283.

Students completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 283.

Quiz tomorrow!

Assignment: Study for Sparta and Athens Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Bell Ringer: p. 287; Interpreting Maps

In class: Students read ‘Sparta and Athens’ on pages 278-283.

Students then completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 283.

We reviewed the section assessment together.

Students then completed the Sparta and Athens Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Bell Ringer: pp. 290-291; Analyzing Visuals

In class: Students read the following article on Alexander the Great: historyofmacedonia.org-Alexander_the_Great_Alexander_of_Macedon_Biography[1].

Students then selected one adjective to describe Alexander the Great and wrote an 8-sentence paragraph citing specific textual evidence to support why they chose the adjectives that they did to describe Alexander.

Assignment: 8-sentence Alexander the Great ADJECTIVE paragraph due tomorrow.

Thursday, Jan. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 292; Analyzing Primary Sources

In class: Students graded one another’s Alexander the Great paragraphs using the Focus Correction Areas provided yesterday in class.

Students then shared the sentences from their paragraphs in which they explained why they felt the way they did about Alexander the Great.

We then read together ‘Alexander the Great’ on pages 284-288.

We then completed Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 288 together.

Assignment: Study for Alexander the Great True/False Quiz. Students should access the linked article from yesterday to study for tomorrow’s quiz and next week’s test.

Friday, Jan. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 293; Drawing Conclusions

In class: We graded this week’s bell ringers.

Students then completed the Alexander the Great True/False Quiz.

Students received a Greek Achievements graphic organizer and began completing it in class today.

Assignment: Study for Greek Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz. ALSO, THE GREEK WORLD TEST WILL BE WEDNESDAY,

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The Week of January 4

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 4th January 2016

Monday, Jan. 4

Bell Ringer: Teacher Workday – No School!

In Class: Teacher Workday – No School!

Assignment: Teacher Workday – No School!

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Bell Ringer: p. 273; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students organized their binders by taking everything out of their binders except for today’s bell ringer and their world religions comparison charts, placing all these items in a sheet protector, taping closed the top of the sheet protector, and writing Topic 8 on the outside of the sheet protector.

We then discussed The Persian Empire (Timeline, Background and Geography, Cyrus, Belief System, Cambyses, and Darius I). Please see a classmate to get these notes in the event you were absent today.

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Bell Ringer: p. 276; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We discussed The Persian Empire (Darius I, Empire Organization, Xerxes I, War Tactics, Important Battle, and The Persian Empire Falls). Please see a classmate to get these notes in the event you were absent today.

Assignment: Study for Greece and Persia Matching Quiz.

Thursday, Jan. 7

Bell Ringer: p. 280; Analyzing Point of View***No Bell Ringer today! Take out your notes and begin copying the slide you see on the screen.

In Class: We discussed The Persian Empire (War Tactics, Important Battle, and The Persian Empire Falls). Please see a classmate to get these notes in the event you were absent today.

We then read together ‘Greece and Persia’ on pp. 272-275.

We then completed together Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 277.

Students took the Greece and Persian Matching Quiz.

Assignment: None!

Friday, Jan. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 280; Analyzing Point of View

In Class: We graded this week’s bell ringers.

Students took the Greece and Persian Matching Quiz.

Students then selected one of four primary source readings comparing and contrasting either the governments, values, economies, or women and slaves of Sparta and Athens.

Students also received questions and writing prompts to correspond to the four aforementioned categories to compare and contrast Sparta and Athens.

Students will complete each of the four aspects of Spartan and Athenian society to compare and contrast these two city-states.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

 

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The Week of December 14

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 14th December 2015

Monday, Dec. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 265; Standardized Test Practice, # 1-7

In Class: Students were reminded of tomorrow’s Ancient Greece Test and shown the Study Plan for the test.

Students were also reminded that their Greek character poems are due on Wednesday.

Students then returned to their groups to complete Reciprocal Teaching.

Students completed Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 259.

Groups then completed the Greek Mythology and Literature Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Ancient Greece Test is tomorrow! – See Study Plan

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: Ancient Greece Test; PERIOD: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th; DATE: 12/15/15.

In Class: Students completed their Ancient Greece Tests today in class.

Students could then use their time to study for remaining benchmark exams.

Assignment: Ancient Greece Test Today!

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Bell Ringer: Have your Greek character poem out on your desk. Also, take one (1) BINGO card below.

In Class: Students stood before the class and read their Greek character poems.

Students in the audience attempted to identify the Greek character from the poem and find the character on their BINGO cards.

Once everyone read their poems, students had the remaining time in class to review for either their ELA or Science benchmark exams.

Assignment: Greek character poems due today – BINGO!

Thursday, Dec. 17

Bell Ringer: Log into the chromebook on your desk and search “mr mcgaughys blog” and scroll down to today’s post.

In Class: Click on the image below to complete the SpeakUp Survey.

 

Once you have completed the survey, click on Mrs. Graham’s Blog to complete the Hour of Code.

Assignment: Speak Up Survey today. Hour of Code today.

Friday, Dec. 18

Bell Ringer: Musical performances, class parties, and recognition drawing.

In Class: Musical performances, class parties, and recognition drawing.

Assignment: Have a Merry Christmas!

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The Week of December 7

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 7th December 2015

Monday, Dec. 7

Bell Ringer: pp. 252-253; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We discussed the week’s assignments.

Students received notes and completed two quizzes, a writing, and a drawing via nearpod as an enrichment activity for Government in Athens.

Assignment: Study for Government in Athens Matching Quiz.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 255; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 251.

We reviewed Section 2 Assessment together.

Students then completed the Government in Athens Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

During this time, students spun the wheel to select their Greek character.

Students were assigned to a group and began completing Reciprocal Teaching for Greek Mythology and Literature.

Assignment: Begin research for Greek character.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 256; Making Predictions

In Class: We discussed the Greek character poem (1/2 to full page). I answered students’ questions.

We then began Reciprocal Teaching for Greek Mythology and Literature.

Assignment: Write poem (half to full page) for Greek character. Poems are due Monday, Dec. 14.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Bell Ringer: p. 257; Drawing Inferences

In Class: Students continued completing Reciprocal Teaching for Greek Mythology and Literature.

Once students finished, they worked in their groups to complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 259.

Students in the group then received one copy of the Greek Mythology and Literature Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz to complete as a group.

Groups that do not finish all of the aforementioned activities will have time in class tomorrow to do so.

Assignment: Study for Greek Mythology and Literature Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Friday, Dec. 11

Bell Ringer: p. 265; Standardized Test Practice; #’s 1-7

In Class: Students continued completing Reciprocal Teaching for Greek Mythology and Literature.

Once students finished, they worked in their groups to complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 259.

Students in the group then received one copy of the Greek Mythology and Literature Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz to complete as a group.

Students then began working on Chapter 8 Review on pages 263-264, #’s 1-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 17-19.

We decided to change the Greek character poems due date to Wednesday to allow students time in class on Monday to finish Reciprocal Teaching, Section 3 Assessment, Greek Mythology and Literature Quizzes, and Chapter 8 Review in preparation for Tuesday’s Ancient Greece Test.

Assignment: Study for Ancient Greece Test. Test will be Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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The Week of November 30

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 30th November 2015

Monday, Nov. 30

Bell Ringer: p. 239; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students received back their test scores for the tests on China.

Students organized their binders by taking everything out of their binders except for today’s bell ringer and the world religions chart and placing everything in a sheet protector, taping closed the top of the sheet protector, and labeling it Topics 6 & 7.

We then worked together to complete the SURVEY portion of the SQ3R.

I then modeled the QUESTION portion of the SQ3R.

Students then worked with their assigned partner(s) to complete the QUESTION portion of the SQ3R.

Assignment: Finish writing “Questions” if not finished in class.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Bell Ringer: pp. 240-241; Early Trading Cultures Visual; For what did the Minoans and Mycenaeans use their ships?

In Class: Students worked with their partners to answer the questions they wrote in class yesterday.

Assignment: Study for the GatEG Quiz by completing “Review” of SQ3R.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Bell Ringer: p.242; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We began class by watching a video that summarized our learning from Geography and the Early Greeks.

Students then completed an skills-based enrichment activity examining the causes and effects geography had on the development of Greek civilization, which the video was also focused.

Once I read the student’s enrichment work, he or she completed Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 243.

Once I reviewed the student’s section assessment, he or she took the Geography and the Early Greeks Quiz.

I then graded students’ quizzes.

Anyone who did not finish working today will have time in class tomorrow.

Assignment: Geography and the Early Greeks Multiple Choice Quiz today.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Bell Ringer: pp. 248-249; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students had approximately 30 minutes to complete their Section 1 Assessments, #’s 1-5 on page 243 and take their Geography and the Early Greeks Quiz.

Students were then divided into EXPERT Groups to become experts on their assigned topics. Students received notes sheets for this JIGSAW Group Activity.

Assignment: None!

Friday, Dec. 4

Bell Ringer: p. 250; Analyzing Primary Sources

In Class: We graded bell ringers today in class.

Students were assigned to one of four SHARE Groups. Students shared with their peers the information they became experts on while working in their EXPERT Groups.

Assignment: Bring your mobile device to class on Monday!

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The Week of November 16

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 18th November 2015

Monday, Nov. 16

Bell Ringer: p. 194; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students continued racing today in The Amazing Race: China.

Assignment: Complete Chapter 6 and 14 Quizzes if not done over the weekend.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Bell Ringer: p. 445; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students continued racing today in The Amazing Race: China.

Assignment: Chapter 6 Test is Thursday. Chapter 14 Test is Friday. You will be allowed to use your section assessments and The Amazing Race: China website while taking both of the tests.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Bell Ringer: p. 447; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Mr. Respinto led test reviews for tomorrow and Friday’s tests. Test review page numbers and questions have been provided in class all week.

Assignment: Complete Chapter 6 and 14 Chapter Reviews (specified questions). You will be allowed to use both of these chapter reviews on your tests. Bring your mobile device to class tomorrow and Friday!!!

Thursday, Nov. 19

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: Ancient China; PERIOD: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th; DATE: 11-19-15

In Class: Students completed Chapter 6 Test (#1-10 Completion; # 11-20 and # 21-30 Matching; #31-50 True/False). Students could use their section assessments, chapter review, and The Amazing Race: China website while completing their tests.

Assignment: Chapter 6 Test is today!

Friday, Nov. 20

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: China; PERIOD: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th; DATE: 11-20-15

In Class: Students completed Chapter 14 Test (#1-10 Completion; # 11-20 and # 21-30 Matching; #31-50 True/False). Students could use their section assessments, chapter review, and The Amazing Race: China website while completing their tests.

Assignment: Chapter 14 Test is today!

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