Posted by Jay McGaughy on 2nd December 2013
Monday, Dec. 2
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 140 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.
In Class: Students continued writing their supporting details for one of two prompts:
- As a young person, would you rather be raised in Sparta or in Athens?
- Who would win a war if Sparta and Athens were to fight one another?
Students received approval of their supporting details.
Students then wrote their concluding sentences.
Students received approval of their concluding sentence.
Students also began writing their final drafts today in class.
The FCA’s for this writing assignment are as follows:
- Topic Sentence – 4 pts
- 5-6 Supporting Details – 12 pts.
- Concluding Sentence – 4 pts.
No specific supporting detail ideas were given as students conferenced one-on-one with the teacher.
Assignment: Write or type fyour final draft and submit it tomorrow.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 143 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.
In Class: Students read The Persian Empire on pages 132-133.
Students then completed a Leadership Profile for the following leaders:
- Cyrus the Great
- Leaders after Cyrus
The Leadership Profile was completed by dividing two sheets of paper (front and back) into quadrants:
- Upper-left – Write the leader’s name.
- Upper-right – Provide contextual evidence for the Persian Empire in which the leader led.
- Lower-right – List the leader’s accomplishments.
- Lower-left – Draw a picture that represents the leader; this is not a portrait, but a picture that helps you remember the historical significance of the the leader.
Students will have time in class to finish this activity. We will begin a new activity tomorrow once this activity is finished.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 144 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.
In Class: Students worked with a partner to discuss the Leadership Profiles they completed in class yesterday.
Students remained with their partner and read The Persian Wars on pages 134-137.
Students then created Visual History Film Drawings to represent the following four battles of The Persian Wars:
- Battle of Marathon
- Battle of Thermopylae
- Battle of Salamis
- Battle of Plataea
Students colored their pictures and were also allowed to write brief descriptions of the portrayed events under each event.
Assignment: Topic 7 Pre-Test (Quizzes on Chapter 4, Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4) will be next Tuesday, Dec. 10. Students should prepare for these quizzes as they would prepare for Topic 7 Test.
Thursday, Dec. 5
Friday, Dec. 6