April 24 – 28, 2017

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Agenda for the week: This week we are wrapping up the unit on the Vietnam War Era.  Students will be asked to turn in a homework assignment this Friday for a silver grade and a key term extraordinaire handout by Friday as well.  The key term handout will be done in class.  Numerous video clips of the Vietnam War era will be shown in class (example: Tet Offensive and how it shifted public opinion)

Chapter 14 Vietnam War Era Key Terms:  Peace Corps, Cuban Missile Crisis, Domino Theory, Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Search and Destroy Missions, Tet Offensive, Doves, Hawks, Hippies, Vietnamization, Twenty-Sixth Amendment, War Powers Act

Homework for the week:

Monday: Chapter 14 Review, p. 455 (#1-6, #12) and Standardized Test Practice p.457 (#1-8)  Answers to both assignments must be on loose-leaf paper.

Tuesday:  Continue to work on the above assignment from Monday.

Wednesday:  Continue to work on the above assignment from Monday.

Thursday: Continue to work on the above assignment from Monday.

Friday:  None tonight!  Enjoy the weekend!

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***Progress Reports need to be signed and shown to teacher by Wednesday!!!

***Silver Grade Test next Thursday on the Key Terms from Chapter 14!!!

April 17 – 21, 2017

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Agenda for the week: We will continue to discuss the Vietnam War era.  Particular attention will be paid to Section 2 “Escalation in Vietnam” (pgs. 441 – 447).  I also updated Google Classroom with a link to all the key terms from this unit for study and practice purposes.  The reading specialist will also be in on Thursday of this week to teach a small-group lesson to the students.

Chapter 14 Vietnam War Era Key Terms:  Peace Corps, Cuban Missile Crisis, Domino Theory, Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Search and Destroy Missions, Tet Offensive, Doves, Hawks, Hippies, Vietnamization, Twenty-Sixth Amendment, War Powers Act

Homework for the week:

Monday: Complete the Chapter 14 homwork handout (Sections 2 & 3)

Tuesday:  Complete the Chapter 14 homwork handout (Sections 2 & 3)

Wednesday: Complete the Chapter 14 homwork handout (Sections 2 & 3)

Thursday: Complete the Chapter 14 homwork handout (Sections 2 & 3)

Friday:  None tonight!  Enjoy the weekend!

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***Gold Grade Chapter 13 Test will be Tuesday of this week!

April 10 – 14, 2017

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Agenda for the week: Students will begin learning about Chapter 14 “The Vietnam War Years” this week in social studies.  The key terms must be completed along with the homework handout by the end of the week.  Also, ASPIRE (state) testing will begin this week.

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: Study for the Chapter 13 Key Terms Quizlet Test tomorrow!

Tuesday:  Complete the Chapter 14 – Section 1 homework handout by Friday!

Wednesday: Complete the homework and Chapter 14 key terms by Friday.

Thursday: Complete the homework and Chapter 14 key terms by Friday.

Friday:  Complete the homework and Chapter 14 key terms by Friday.

 

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***Silver Grade Test on the Chapter 13 Key Terms will be this Tuesday!  Use Quizlet to take practice tests and help you study!

April 3 – 7, 2017

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Agenda for the week: This week we will be focusing on Section 3 of Chapter 13 “Civil Rights Movement” in class.  The students will learn about the key activists and organizations that fought for equality right here in the state of Alabama.  An emphasis will also be placed on key events and persons (Freedom Rides, Fred Shuttlesworth, SCLC, John Lewis, Bull Connor) associated with the civil rights protests in Birmingham.  We will also focus attention on the 13 Southern states.  I created a link on Google Classroom to help them learn the states and capitals.

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 Section 3 handout by this Friday!  Also, learn the 13 Southern States and be able to identify them by this Friday in class.

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 3 handout and study your Southern states!

Wednesday: Complete the Section 3 handout and study your Southern states!

Thursday: Complete the Section 3 handout and study your Southern states!

Friday:  Continue to use Quizlet to study your Chapter 13 Key Terms for the test next week!

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***Test on the 13 Southern States (identify the shape and location) this Friday!

***Silver Grade Test on the Chapter 13 Key Terms will be next Tuesday!  Use Quizlet!

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!!!

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