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The Week of October 20

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 20th October 2014

Monday, Oct. 20

Bell Ringer: p. 183; Biography: Emperor Shi Huangdi; Drawing Conclusions; Complete Sentence(s)

In Class: We read selections from the classroom text and answered on the line, between the line, and beyond the line questions to prompt discussions.

Any student who was absent must see a classmate to get notes from today’s discussions.

Assignment: The Qin Dynasty Quiz on Edmodo. Liu Bang Biography.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 185; Interpreting Maps; list your answer #1-3

In Class: We read selections from the classroom text and answered on the line, between the line, and beyond the line questions to prompt discussions.

Any student who was absent must see a classmate to get notes from today’s discussions.

Assignment: The Han Dynasty Quiz on Edmodo. Wudi Biography.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Bell Ringer: EXPLORE TEST!

In Class: EXPLORE TEST!

Assignment: EXPLORE TEST!

Thursday, Oct. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 194; Interpreting Maps; list your answer #1

In Class: We completed a skills-based Pre-AP activity today in class.

Any student who was absent should meet with a classmate to discuss this activity.

Assignment: Han Contacts with Other Cultures Quiz on Edmodo. Topic 5 Test is tomorrow!

Friday, Oct. 24

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: Topic 5 Test; PERIOD: Your Class Period; DATE: 10/24/14

In Class: Students completed Topic 5 Test today in class.

Students read, worked on assignments from other classes, or rested after the test.

Assignment: Topic 5 Test is today! Week 12 Bell Ringer Quiz on Edmodo.

 

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The Week of October 13

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 13th October 2014

Monday, Oct. 13

Bell Ringer: No School Today!

In Class: No School Today!

Assignment: No School Today!

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 176; Analyzing Primary Sources; list your answers #1-3

In Class: Students copied tonight’s assignment for tonight.

Students then completed the The Zhou Dynasty 3-Minute Pause activity. There are three (3) different subheadings and students completed the same activity for each of the three subheadings.

Assignment: Geography and Early China Quiz on Edmodo due tomorrow. The Dynastic Cycle of the Qin Dynasty Bonus Opportunity due tomorrow by 8:00am. Information on Edmodo.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 175; Biography: Confucius; Drawing Inferences; Complete Sentences

In Class: We finished the The Zhou Dynasty 3-Minute Pause activity today in class.

We then read and discussed Confucius and Society and Daoism and Legalism. Any student who was absent will need to see a classmate to get today’s notes based on our discussions.

Assignment: Complete Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism Quiz on Edmodo. Also, complete The Teachings of Confucius and Laozi Primary Source Activity.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Bell Ringer: p. 177; Biography: Laozi; Drawing Inferences; Complete Sentences

In Class: We discussed the The Teachings of Confucius and Laozi Primary Source today in class.

Students should change their tab dividers in their binders as follows: 1. Bell Ringers, 2. Notes, 3. Enrichment, 4. Pre-AP, and 5. Previous Topics.

We then completed a The Qin Emperor’s Strong Government Cost-Benefit Analysis. Students who were absent should complete this activity.

Assignment: The Zhou Dynasty and New Ideas Quiz on Edmodo.

Friday, Oct. 17

Bell Ringer: p. 179; Interpreting Maps; list your answer

In Class: Students completed the A Unified China 3-2-1, Magnet Summary, and GIST.

Any students who were absent should see a classmate to get the remainder of the notes from our class discussions.

Assignment: Week 11 Bell Ringer Quiz on Edmodo due Monday. Cost-Benefit Analysis Skill Practice due Monday.

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The Week of October 6

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 6th October 2014

 Monday, Oct. 6

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name, TEST: 1st 1/4 BE, DATE: 10/6/14

In Class: Students completed their First Quarter Benchmark Exam.

Students then studied/prepared for remaining benchmark exams.

Assignment: 1st 1/4 Benchmark Exam today. Bring textbook to class tomorrow!

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Bell Ringer: p. 167, Interpreting Maps, list your answer 1-4

In Class: Students returned old textbooks today and received their new textbooks.

We then discussed some of the shifts in learning that students can expect.

Assignment: Bring old textbook to class tomorrow to receive new textbook.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 168, Geography and Living, list your answer 1-3

In Class: Students completed the China’s Physical Geography – Anticipation Guide. Students then answered a variety of ‘on the line’, ‘between the lines’, and ‘beyond the lines’ questions after completing the aforementioned activity. Students who were absent will need to see a classmate to discuss these questions and answers and the thought processes utilized in answering the questions.

Students then completed the Civilization Begins – ABC Brainstorm. We began by collaboratively completing the activity with attributes that applied to all of the first four civilizations we have learned about to activate prior knowledge. After completing the prescribed reading, we began completing the activity a second time using only attributes that apply to China. We fill finish this activity tomorrow in class.

Assignment: Use your username and password to access your new textbook online. Students wrote their username and passwords on the inside front cover of their agendas or binders. Click here to access the new online textbook.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 170, Interpreting Maps, list your answer 1.

In Class: We finished the Civilization Begins – ABC Brainstorm today in class. After completing the prescribed reading, we began completing the activity a second time using only attributes that apply to China. We fill finish this activity tomorrow in class.

We then began completing the China’s First Dynasties Preview and Predict Activity. We began by exploring Chapter 6, Section 1 and then moved our predictive focus to the section entitled China’s First Dynasties. I modeled six predictions for the students and how to make the predictions using headings, subheadings, maps, pictures, and charts. We will read the subsection tomorrow to determine whether or not our predictions were accurate.

Assignment: None

Friday, Oct. 10

Bell Ringer: p. 173, Interpreting Maps, list your answer 1.

In Class: Students received chromebooks and completed their Week 10 Bell Ringer Quiz on Edmodo. This will be the students’ last grade for first quarter. Students will complete Bell Ringer Quizzes on Edmodo for the remainder of the school year. Students may use their bell ringer answers from class and their textbooks when completing these quizzes. Quizzes will be released each Friday and are due before students return to class the following Monday.

We then finished the China’s First Dynasties Preview and Predict Activity. Students then answered a series of questions. Any student who was absent should see a classmate to discuss these questions and answers.

Students received their copy of History and Geography: Shang China Skills Practice Activity. Students were instructed to finish this activity in Advisory today.

Assignment: Complete your History and Geography: Shang China Skills Practice Activity by Monday. Any student who was absent today needs to complete the Week 10 Bell Ringer Quiz by Monday.

 

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The Week of September 29

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 29th September 2014

Monday, Sept. 29

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 204 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

Students then completed the Hinduism and Buddhism Chart. Students will have time tomorrow in class to complete the chart before we review the central aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Assignment: Indian Civilization Quiz #2 on Edmodo is due tomorrow. Topic 4 Test is Thursday! See the Topic 4 Test Preparations post above this post.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 206 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students had about 20 minutes to complete the Hinduism and Buddhism Chart.

We then discussed the Completed Hinduism and Buddhism Chart.

Assignment: Hinduism & Buddhism Quiz on Edmodo is due tomorrow. Topic 4 Test is Thursday!

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 210 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students completed the India’s First Empires Note Sheet in class today.

Assignment: India’s First Empires Quiz on Edmodo due tomorrow. Study 6.3 Guided Reading from your Topic 4 Guided Reading. India’s First Empires Note Sheet due tomorrow. Topic 4 Test is tomorrow!

Thursday, Oct. 2

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 4 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 10/2/14 on the DATE line of Side 2 (the green side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 4 Test today in class.

Students then copied their First Quarter Benchmark Exam Study Guide. This study guide will be available on the side board today and tomorrow.

Assignment: Print Topics 1 (you can find this one on the classroom blog), 2, 3, and 4 (you can find these either in your Google Drive account or in your Edmodo Back Pack) Guided Readings and bring them to class tomorrow.

Friday, Oct. 3

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 213 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

Students received back their Topic 4 Test scores.

Students organized their binders as we have done following the previous three topics.

Students copied or finished copying their First Quarter Benchmark Exam Study Guide from the side board.

Those students who completed last night’s homework assignment began studying for their First Quarter Benchmark Exam.

Assignment: First Quarter Benchmark Exam is Monday, October 6. STUDY!!!

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The Week of September 22

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 22nd September 2014

Monday, Sept. 22

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 98 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

Students were divided into EXPERT groups based on the headings and subheadings from Chapter 3, Section 3.

Students worked with a partner to become and EXPERT on their assigned topic.

Students were then divided into two SHARE groups in which EXPERTS shared information on their respective topics.

We will finish this JIGSAW group activity tomorrow in class.

Assignment: Tomorrow is the last day to submit the three (3) quizzes associated with Chapter 3, Section 2 Activities. Quizzes will not be accepted after students’ respective class times. Quizzes submitted by the students’ class times tomorrow will be worth 60% of the earned grade in accordance with the EAET policy.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 102 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students returned to their SHARE groups and EXPERTS continued teaching their respective topics.

In classes where students finished SHARING before class ended, students had time to study for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Prepare for Topic 3 Test.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 3 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 9/24/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 3 Test today in class.

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

Assignment: Topic 3 Test is today!

Thursday, Sept. 25

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 195 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students organized their binders today using the sheet protector organizational system to keep their binders current.

Students received their Topic 3 Test scores today.

Students copied tonight’s and Friday night’s assignments.

We then began our study of Indian Civilization by discussing The Land of India, Civilization Emerges on the Indus, Sophisticated, Planned Cities, and City of Harappa.

Assignment: Topic 4 Guided Reading assigned question(s) due by the time students return to class on Monday. Students’ answer documents can be accessed through either their Google Drive account or through their Edmodo BackPack which we have linked to Google Drive. Also, Indian Civilization Quiz #1 on Edmodo is due by the time students return to class on Monday.

Friday, Sept. 26

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 198 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

We then discussed Harappan Culture, Indus Valley Culture Ends, The Aryans Invade, The Aryans, and The Aryans Bring Change.

Assignment: Indian Civilization Quiz #2 on Edmodo is due by the time students return to class on Tuesday.

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The Week of September 15

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 15th September 2014

Monday, Sept. 15

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 83 and answer the DBQ’s.

In Class: Students received their respective question(s) to answer for Topic 3 Guided Reading.

Students received back their Topic 2 Test scores.

We then began our study of Judaism by beginning the Interactive PowerPoint Presentation for Judaism.

Students should click on the following links and follow the directions for each activity:

Assignment: Answer your assigned question(s) for Topic 3 Guided Reading by class on Wednesday. You can access the Topic 3 Guided Reading answer document through either your Google Drive account or through your Edmodo account (recommended).

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 89 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Due to a wonderful professional development opportunity today, I was not here for 1st – 4th periods. 5th period did the same activities in class today that 1st – 4th periods.

We will review today’s bell ringer tomorrow in class.

Students received a handout with the following activities. Students were not expected to complete all these activities in class today. We will review the activities that students did complete tomorrow in class and then continue on with our lessons as usual. The activities are as follows:

Assignment: Who Were the Israelites? Quiz on Edmodo due tomorrow.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 85 and answer the question written in red that is below the Alphabets chart.

In Class: We reviewed both yesterday and today’s bell ringers in class today.

We then reviewed the following activities that students completed yesterday in class:

Assignment: Read Chapter 3, Section 1. You also need to review/study all of your Activities for Chapter 3, Section 1. You will take five (5) quizzes on Edmodo tomorrow in class.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 90 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students received chromebooks today in class.

Students then logged in to their Edmodo accounts and completed five (5) different quizzes based on the activities that were completed Tuesday in class and that we reviewed extensively in class on Wednesday.

Any student who did not complete the Who Were the Israelites? Quiz by class today was allowed to do so in class for 60% of the earned score.

Any student who did not answer his or her Topic 3 Guided Reading question(s) was allowed to do so in class today.

Once students completed their quizzes, they accessed this classroom blog and began completing the following activities:

Students will have time tomorrow in class to complete the aforementioned activities. We will review students’ activities tomorrow in class.

Assignment: 3.2 Activities today in class. Quizzes on these activities tomorrow in class. Students will have time to complete these activities tomorrow in class before completing the quizzes. Any quizzes not submitted in class on Friday are due by class on Monday.

Friday, Sept. 19

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 91 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

We reviewed the Topic 3 Test Preparations Post which can be found above this post.

Students then had time to complete the following activities:

Students then accessed their Edmodo accounts and completed three (3) quizzes. Any quizzes not submitted today in class are due by class on Monday.

Assignment: Topic 3 Test will be Wednesday, September 24! Any quizzes not submitted in class on Friday are due by class on Monday.

 

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The Week of September 8

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 8th September 2014

Monday, Sept. 8

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 71 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

We then completed the The Legacies of Two Pharaohs T-Chart Activity that we began in class on Friday.

We then discussed Ramses II, History’s First War Treaty, Valley of the Kings, and Decline of the Egyptian Empire.

Assignment: NONE!

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 74 and answer the Review Vocabulary questions #1-7. You only need to write the letter of the correct answer.

In Class: We discussed the Topic 2 Test Preparations post which can be found above this post.

Students then received a copy of the The Civilization of Kush Pamphlet. We discussed how to complete the pamphlet and students received thr following grading rubric:

  • 4 facts per subheading (.5 pts per fact for a total of 2 pts. per subheading)
  • 1 pt. per picture (required to have one picture per box)
  • 1 pt. per picture colored

Students had the remainder of the period to complete their pamphlets.

Assignment: The Civilization of Kush Pamphlet is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 75 and answer the Geography Skills questions #21-23.

In Class: Students submitted their The Civilization of Kush Pamphlet at a value of 20 points.

Students received a copy of the Ancient Egypt Webquest.

Students accessed the classroom blog and clicked on the following link to complete the Ancient Egypt Webquest:

Students had the remainder of the period to begin completing this WebQuest activity. Students will have the entire class period to complete the WebQuest activity tomorrow after we grade this week’s bell ringers.

Assignment: Topic 2 Test is Friday!

Thursday, Sept. 11

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 75 and answer the DBQ questions #28-29. We actually will not have a Bell Ringer today since we will be in the B-11 Computer Lab. Bell Ringers will be submitted today at a value of 20 points.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

Students then accessed the classroom blog and clicked on the following link to complete the Ancient Egypt Webquest:

Students had the remainder of the period to complete this WebQuest activity. Students will have the entire class period to complete the WebQuest activity.

Students should also access Edmodo and complete the Ancient Egypt WebQuest Quiz. Instructions for completing the quiz are on a Note in Edmodo. Students should read the Note first and then complete the Quiz. The Quiz is due tomorrow.

Assignment: Ancient Egypt WebQuest Quiz on Edmodo is due tomorrow.

Friday, Sept. 12

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 2 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 9/12/14 on the DATE line of Side 2 (the green side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 2 Test today in class.

Students were allowed to read, work on assignments from other classes, or rest after the test.

Assignment: Topic 2 Test is today!

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The Week of September 1

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 2nd September 2014

Monday, Sept. 1

Bell Ringer: Labor Day! – No School

In Class: Labor Day! – No School

Assignment: Labor Day! – No School

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 44 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: Students received back last week’s bell ringers and other papers and filed them accordingly in their binders.

We then reviewed Geography of Egypt and Gift of the Nile and Upper and Lower Egypt.

We then discussed Unified Egypt, Theocracy, and Pyramids.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 62 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: I was not here today, but Ms. Faust, your substitute teacher discussed with you A Polytheistic Religion, A Mobile Social Hierarchy, Hieroglyphics and Papyrus, and Rosetta Stone.

Assignment: Finish the Old Kingdom section of the Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Front and Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Back if you did not finish this today in class.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 64 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: We reviewed notes on Unified Egypt, Theocracy, and PyramidsA Polytheistic Religion, A Mobile Social Hierarchy, Hieroglyphics and Papyrus, and Rosetta Stone.

We then discussed Egyptian Science and Technology.

Students then had the remaining time in class to begin completing the Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Front and Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Back. All instructions are included on the handout.

Assignment: Finish all of the Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Front and Three Kingdoms Graphic Organizer – Back if you did not finish this today in class.

Friday, Sept. 5

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 70 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

We then discussed the quizzes and bonus opportunity that students have for this weekend on Edmodo. See the Note in Edmodo for further information.

Students then participated in the Egyptian Book of the Dead simulation.

We then discussed The New Kingdom, Hatshepsut, and Thutmose III.

Students began the The Legacies of Two Pharaohs T-Chart Activity. We will continue this activity on Monday.

Assignment: Complete quizzes and bonus opportunity on Edmodo by Monday.

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The Week of August 25

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 25th August 2014

Monday, Aug. 25

Bell Ringer: Take a copy of the The First Empires Pamphlet from the tray below and write and MLA heading below The First Empires. Sit quietly and wait for instructions.

In Class: Students copied tonight’s assignment into their agendas.

Students received back Week 3 Bell Ringers at a value of 20 points.

I then provided instructions on how to complete the The First Empires Pamphlet. Students were provided with the following rubric:

  • 4 facts per subheading (.5 pts per fact for a total of 2 pts. per subheading)
  • 1 pt. per picture (required to have one picture per box)
  • 1 pt. per picture colored

Students received back their Sumerian Civilization quizzes at a value of 20 points.

Students who owed make-up work submitted assignments today.

I shared with every student his or her current class average.

Assignment: The First Empires Pamphlet is due tomorrow. Topic 1 Test is tomorrow. STUDY!

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Bell Ringer: Write your name on NAME line, Topic 1 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 8/26/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.

In Class: We completed SGA elections today before the test.

Students completed Topic 1 Test today in class.

We answered one Matching, one Multiple Choice, three Reading Comprehension, and one Reading Charts, Maps, and Graphs question today before the test to model how students should approach answering the aforementioned types of questions.

Students will receive their grades for this test tomorrow in class.

Students submitted their The First Empires Pamphlet today at a value of 20 points.

Students were allowed to read, complete assignments from other classes, or rest once they finished their tests.

Assignment: None! We will begin our study of Egyptian Civilization tomorrow.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 39 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students received back any papers they have submitted for Topic 1.

Students also received back their The First Empires Pamphlet.

I taught students how to keep their binders current by using the sheet protector organization method. Students should place everything related to Topic 1 into a sheet protector, tape the top closed, and write Topic 1 on the sheet protector with a Sharpie.

While students organized their binders, I showed them their scores for Topic 1 Test. Students performed very well on Topic 1 Test and I am very proud of their efforts. Students who earned an ‘A’ on Topic 1 Test received a Recognition Notice. I collected these notices and will turn them in to the office for the students. Students will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the semester.

We then assigned students certain questions to complete from Topic 2 Guided Reading. Students will access their Google Drive accounts to complete their question(s) collaboratively with their classmates. Answers are due Friday!

We then began our study of Egyptian Civilization by discussing Geography of Egypt and Gift of the Nile.

We also began the reading portion of the Gift of the Nile A-B-C Brainstorm Activity. We will finish this activity tomorrow in class.

Assignment: Answer your assigned question(s) for Topic 2 Guided Reading by accessing your Google Drive account. Click on Shared with Me and you will find a document entitled Topic 2 Guided Reading by _your_ class period. Simply type your answer(s) below your assigned question(s). An unlimited number of students may edit the document, unlike titanpad.com, so you do not have to worry about having more than a specified number of people editing the document. Also, all work is saved automatically. There is no need to save your work. Answers are due Friday!

Thursday, Aug. 28

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 41 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: We reviewed our notes on the Geography of Egypt and Gift of the Nile that we discussed yesterday.

Students then completed a pop quiz comparing and contrasting the influence of geography on Sumer and Egypt.

We then continued and completed the Gift of the Nile A-B-C Brainstorm Activity.

I collected make-up work from students who have been absent or who needed to redo assignments per our EAET policy.

We then discussed Upper and Lower Egypt.

Assignment: Set up new Edmodo accounts. Use the Group Code you copied in class and enter the remaining information as suggested in class today. Click https://shelbyed.edmodo.com/?language=en&auto_selected_lang=true&logout=true to set up your new Edmodo account. You do not have to complete this assignment tonight at home. We will set up new accounts tomorrow in class!

Friday, Aug. 29

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to pages 42 and 43 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Students submitted bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.

Students then received a Chromebook and students set up Edmodo accounts and students linked their Google Drive accounts to Edmodo.

Assignment: Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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The Week of August 18

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 19th August 2014

Monday, Aug. 18

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 33 and answer the DBQ questions #24 and 25.

In Class: We began class today by grading Topic 1 Guided Reading that the class completed collaboratively via titanpad.com.

We then reviewed Geography of the Fertile Crescent that we discussed on Friday. Some classes watched the second video today because they did not view it on Friday.

Due to our lack of time, we had to skip ahead and discuss Sumerian City-States.

We will go back and discuss the Challenge and Response Theory for the development of civilization tomorrow after we complete the tape and balloons activity.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 32 and answer the Get Ready to Read questions #15 and 16. You may simply write the letter of the correct answer.

In Class: Students received back their Week 2 Bell Ringers and their Paleolithic vs. Neolithic Quizzes. Students placed the bell ringers in the Bell Ringer section of their binders and the quiz in the Activities section of their binders.

Students then participated in the tape and balloons activity. Students had 10 minutes to construct the largest tower possible.

We then discussed the Challenge and Response Theory and related it back to the tape and balloons activity.

We then reviewed Sumerian City-States and watched the video in the classes that did not get to view it yesterday.

We then discussed the Development of a Dynasty and related the development of government and the change in leadership to the challenge and response theory that we learned about earlier in class.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 32 and answer the Review Vocabulary questions #2, 3, and 4. Follow the directions from the textbook.

In Class: We began class by discussing the Tape and Balloons Activity from yesterday as it relates to the Challenge and Response Theory for the development of civilization with emphasis on the development of government.

Students then wrote a response to the following prompt:

  • Explain the tape and balloons activity you participated in yesterday as it relates to the challenge and response theory for the development of civilization with special emphasis on the development of government.

Students had the following Focus Correction Areas:

  • Topic Sentence (1pt)
  • Activity Description (2pts)
  • Relation to Theory (2pts)
  • Development of Civilization (2pts)
  • Development of Government (2pts)
  • Conclusion (1pt)

Students had 10 minutes to answer the question. Students then swapped papers with a neighbor and graded one another’s responses based on the Focus Correction Areas. Students scored each Focus Correction Area and also wrote a reflective response for the person’s paper they graded.

We then reviewed the Development of a Dynasty.

We covered new information on Cultural Diffusion and A Polytheistic Religion.

Assignment: Study all notes related to Sumerian Civilization. Quiz on Friday!

Thursday, Aug. 21

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 33 and answer the Linking Past and Present question #23. You may simply make a list.

In Class: Students received back their Challenge and Response Theory writings from yesterday at a value of 10 points.

We then discussed Polytheistic Religion, Sumerian Society, Sumerian Contributions, and Empire Builders.

Students will complete a Sumerian Civilization Quiz tomorrow in class. Students should study the following notes in preparation for the quiz:

  • Sumerian City-State
  • Cultural Diffusion
  • Development of a Dynasty
  • Polytheistic Religion
  • Sumerian Society
  • Sumerian Civilization
  • Empire Builders

Assignment: Sumerian Civilization Quiz tomorrow! Study your notes.

Friday, Aug. 22

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 32 and answer the Critical Thinking question #13. Use your notes to answer this question.

In Class: We graded bell ringers at a value of 20 points.

We then reviewed Polytheistic Religion, Sumerian Society, Sumerian Contributions, and Empire Builders notes from yesterday.

Students then completed the Empire Builders Magnet Summary.

Students then completed the Sumerian Civilization Quiz.

We then discussed the Topic 1 Test Preparations post.

Assignment: Topic 1 Test will be Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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