March 20 – 24, 2017

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Agenda for the weekWe are moving into Chapter 13 – The Civil Rights Movement this week.  We will be learning about key civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Dennis Banks, and Cesar Chavez.  We will also examine how Americans responded to racism and prejudice against minorities during the 1950s and 1960s.

Civil Rights Movement Key Terms:  Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock Nine, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Sit-in, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, Freedom Rides, March on Washington, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Great Society, Black Power, United Farm Workers, National Organization for Women, Equal Rights Amendment, American Indian Movement, Disabled in Action (16 total words)

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Chapter 13 Key Terms (in notebook).

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 2 & 3 homework handout – Due Friday!

Wednesday: Finish Key Terms & homework handout.

Thursday:  Finish Key Terms & homework handout.

Friday:  None / Enjoy the your Spring Break holiday!!!

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***REPORT CARDS are due back in by this Wednesday signed by a parent.

***Spring Break holiday is all next week March 27 – 31

March 13 – 17, 2017

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Agenda for the week: The students will be working on creating a nuclear “fallout” shelter in class this week (Monday – Wednesday) as a result of our learning about the Cold War.  Along with their depiction, students must create a list of at least 8-10 necessary items that they will be taking into the shelter with them.  In addition, we have a key terms quiz this Thursday in class and a Korean War notes quiz on Friday as well.

Cold War Era Key Terms:  Nuremberg trials, United Nations, Cold War, Truman Doctrine, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 38th Parallel, arms race, Sun Belt, beats, brinkmanship        (10 terms total)

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Chapter 12 – Section 3 handout by this Friday!!!

Tuesday:  Review your key terms for the test this Thursday.  Practice on Quizlet!!!

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 3 handout and review the key terms on Quizlet.

Thursday:   Study your Korean War notes for a quiz tomorrow in class!

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy the weekend.

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***REPORT CARDS GO HOME THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 17!!!!

***Chapter 12 Key Terms Test is this Thursday!  Korean War Quiz on notes is this Friday in class too!

March 6 – 10, 2017

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Agenda for the week

Cold War Era Key Terms:  Nuremberg trials, United Nations, Cold War, Truman Doctrine, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 38th Parallel, arms race, Sun Belt, beats, brinkmanship        (10 terms total)

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Section 2 handout for Chapter 12 (Cold War Era) & complete the defining of all ten terms by tomorrow in your notebook.

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 2 handout by this Thursday!

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 2 handout by this Thursday!  ***Review Quizlet or Notes to prepare for Trial Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!!!

Thursday:   None tonight / Enjoy your long weekend!

Friday:  TEACHER WORKDAY / NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!!!

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322              h2z5e

***REPORT CARDS GO HOME MARCH 17!!!!

***Chapter 12 Key Terms are due this Thursday in class!!!

February 27 – March 3, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  Students will begin sharing their projects starting on Monday and hopefully we will be finished sharing them by Wednesday.  The Chapter 11 (WW2 Test) is this Tuesday for a gold grade.  We will then start transitioning into Chapter 12 (Cold War Era) and will read and discuss section 1 at length and introduce the key terms for this new unit.

Cold War Era Key Terms:  Nuremberg trials, United Nations, Cold War, Truman Doctrine, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 38th Parallel, arms race, Sun Belt, beats

Homework for the week:

Monday: Study your study guide for Chapter 11 (WW2)  Review your notes!

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 1 handout for Chapter 12 (Cold War Era)

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 1 handout for Chapter 12 (Cold War Era)

Thursday:   Complete the Section 1 handout for Chapter 12 (Cold War Era)

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your weekend.

***European Country Project is due on February 27 (Monday)!!!  Projects will be shared over a 2-3 day span.

***The WW2 Test for a Gold Grade will be this Tuesday, February 28th!!!

February 20 – 24, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week is a short week due to being out of school on Monday for President’s Day! Students need to focus the rest of the week on filling out their study guides for next Tuesday’s WWII Gold Grade Test (2/28)!!!  In addition to preparing for the test, students must finalize their European Country projects on Google slides.  They must do the rest of the work in the media center or at home on a computer. We start presenting these next Monday in class and all students must be prepared to do so.

World War II Era Key Terms:  Totalitarian, fascism, Nazis, Axis Powers, appeasement, Allied Powers, Lend-Lease Act, Tuskegee Airmen, zoot-suit riots, internment, D-Day, Bataan Death March, island hopping, kamikaze, Holocaust, genocide, atomic bomb

Homework for the week:

Monday: No School – President’s Day!

Tuesday:  Finish up with your European Country Project and work on the WW2 Study Guide given last week.

Wednesday:  Bring a device this Thursday in class as we will play a 30 question KaHoot study game!

Thursday:  Finalize your European Country Project and finsh up your study guide!

Friday:  Continue to work on your project if it’s still incomplete.  Review the study guide for WW2 Test!

***European Country Project is due on February 27 (Monday)!!!  

***The WW2 Test for a Gold Grade will be on the 28th of next week (Tuesday)!!!

 

February 13 – 17, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in class the students will begin work on their European Country Project.  All classes will meet in the media center this Monday to gather information on their countries.  I will have the chromebooks in my classroom this Thursday and Friday for the students to begin creating their Google Slides project.  The students are allowed to gather information and work on their project outside of school as well.  In addition to working on our project this week, we will also be covering section 5 of Chapter 11 (WWII).

World War II Era Key Terms:  Totalitarian, fascism, Nazis, Axis Powers, appeasement, Allied Powers, Lend-Lease Act, Tuskegee Airmen, zoot-suit riots, internment, D-Day, Bataan Death March, island hopping, kamikaze, Holocaust, genocide, atomic bomb

Homework for the week:

Monday: Study for the Chapter 11 – Key Terms Test!  (17 works total) ***Use Quizlet link to study!!!

Tuesday:  Gather information for the European Country Project!

Wednesday:  Gather information for the European Country Project!

Thursday:  Gather information for the European Country Project!

Friday:  Continue to work on your project if still incomplete.  Review the study guide for WW2 Test!

***European Country Project is due on February 27 (Monday)!!!  WW2 Test will be on the 28th!!!

***World War II Key Terms Test will be this Tuesday!!!   (Silver Grade – 85 points)

***Chromebooks will be used this Thursday & Friday in class for European Country Project!!!

February 6 – 10, 2017

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Agenda for the week:

We will be covering sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 11 in the text this week.  This covers pages 337 – 346.  The students will have a double sided worksheet that is due on Friday that addresses this material as well. Students will also be given information concerning a technology-based project that involves them researching a country in Europe.

World War II Era Key Terms:  Totalitarian, fascism, Nazis, Axis Powers, appeasement, Allied Powers, Lend-Lease Act, Tuskegee Airmen, zoot-suit riots, internment, D-Day, Bataan Death March, island hopping, kamikaze, Holocaust, genocide, atomic bomb

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Section 3 & 4 worksheet handout (double-sided) – due on Friday!

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 3 & 4 worksheet handout (double-sided) – due on Friday!

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 3 & 4 worksheet handout (double-sided) – due on Friday!

Thursday:   Complete the Section 3 & 4 worksheet handout (double-sided) – due on Friday!

Friday: Study the 17 Key Terms and use the practice tests online with Quizlet to prepare!

***Progress reports for the 3rd Nine Weeks will be sent home this Friday from school!!!

***Students will take the ACT ASPIRE “READING” in social studies class this Monday!

***Chapter 11 Key Terms Test will be next Tuesday!!!  (Gold Grade – 85 points)

January 30 – February 3, 2017

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Agenda for the week:

We will be moving into Sections 2 & 3 of Chapter 11 (WWII unit).  The key terms for the entire unit are on the board in class now and the students have been told that the definitions will be checked this Friday in class. Students were also issued a Section 2 handout “The Home Front” today in class and it will be due this Friday as well.

World War II Era Key Terms:  Totalitarian, fascism, Nazis, Axis Powers, appeasement, Allied Powers, Lend-Lease Act, Tuskegee Airmen, zoot-suit riots, internment, D-Day, Bataan Death March, island hopping, kamikaze, Holocaust, genocide, atomic bomb

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Section 2 handout using the text.  Define the Chapter 11 Key Terms!

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 2 handout using the text.  Define the Chapter 11 Key Terms!

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 2 handout using the text.  Define the Chapter 11 Key Terms!

Thursday:   Complete the Section 2 handout using the text.  Define the Chapter 11 Key Terms!

Friday: None tonight.  Enjoy your weekend.

***There is a Quizlet link posted on Google Classroom for the students to use in order to help them study for the vocabulary  associated with World War II.

January 23 – 27, 2017

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Agenda for the week:

We will be moving into Chapter 11 – World War II this week in class.  Students will be asked to start identifying the Axis vs. Allied Powers during this war.  Also, students will be using a map of WWII Europe to become better familiar with the countries involved and the continent in general.

Great Depression Era Key Terms:  Buying on Margin, Business Cycle, Bonus Army, Fireside Chats, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, New Deal, Social-Security Act, Sit-Down Strike, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Homework for the week:

Monday: Study the Chapter 10 Key Terms listed above for a Silver grade in class this Thursday!!!

Tuesday:  Study the Chapter 10 Key Terms listed above for a Silver grade in class this Thursday!!!

Wednesday:  Study the Chapter 10 Key Terms listed above for a Silver grade in class this Thursday!!!

Thursday:   None tonight!

Friday: None tonight.  Enjoy your weekend.

***New Deal Programs:  CCC, SEC, FERA, AAA, TVA, NIRA, NRA, PWA, FDIC, SSA (10 TOTAL)  The test was today in class and was counted for 70 points!

***There is a Quizlet link posted on Google Classroom for the sutdents to use in order to help them study for their vocabulary test this Thursday!!!

January 16 – 20, 2017

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Agenda for the week:

We are covering Section 3 of the Great Depression era “Americans Face Hard Times” located on pages 308-312 of the text.  Students will be given a secondary source “Dust Bowl” packet this week to read and discuss in small groups. It concludes with them being tested on relevant information from the packet this Thursday. The test (multiple choice) will be a silver grade and will count 60 points!  The school reading specialist will be here on Friday to perform an activity with the students to better help them prepare and understand the New Deal programs we discussed last week.  The New Deal Programs Test is next Monday!!! (Matching – silver)

Great Depression Era Key Terms:  Buying on Margin, Business Cycle, Bonus Army, Fireside Chats, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, New Deal, Social-Security Act, Sit-Down Strike, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Homework for the week:

Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday / No school today!

Tuesday:  Complete the Chapter 10 (Great Depression) handout for Sections 3 (double-sided handout)

Wednesday:  Review your New Deal Programs Chart for upcoming quiz.

Thursday:   Complete homework handout for the week and review your New Deal Programs Chart for upcoming test next Monday!

Friday: Study the New Deal Programs for a test on Monday!

***New Deal Programs:  CCC, SEC, FERA, AAA, TVA, NIRA, NRA, PWA, FDIC, SSA (10 TOTAL)

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