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JANUARY 2017
  

1/16
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions using C.E.R
- interpret historical quotes and disprove the quote using previous knowledge about ancient Africa civilizations
HOMEWORK due tomorrow:
1) "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences
2) Africa Quotes: complete planning template for # 4 (this is done individually, not as a group)  
AGENDA:

African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes
as a group:
1) review vocab from # 1
2) select "application" question - either # 2 OR # 3
3) build BF
4) write response  
  
  

1/12
SWBAT:
- work with group to define vocabulary and use it in context
- interpret historical quotes and disprove the quote using previous knowledge about ancient Africa civilizations
HOMEWORK:
 
Due Tuesday 1/16: Hammurabi Essay revisions (if you earned below 87%)

Due Wednesday 1/17: "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences
AGENDA:

African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes:

# 1:  Comprehension (defining vocab)  
1/11
SWBAT:
- correct notes about Nubia
- identify key leaders and events in Nubian history
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions & checklist
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III BF (optional)

Due Tuesday 1/16: Hammurabi Essay revisions (if you earned below 87%)

Due Wednesday 1/17: "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences
AGENDA:



Comparing Egypt & Nubia:  Review "Black Kingdoms" video & Ch. 10 questions
1/10
SWBAT:
- take notes while watching an educational video
- identify major details about Nubian history
HOMEWORK due Thursday:  
ch. 10 questions

Due Friday:
1) revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions & checklist
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III BF (optional)

Due Tuesday 1/16: Hammurabi Essay revisions (if you earned below 87%)

Due Wednesday 1/17: "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences
AGENDA:




"Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video
1/9
SWBAT:
- identify key details about ancient Egypt's three kingdoms
- identify key leaders in ancient Egypt
- compare/contrast the leadership styles and achievements of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
HOMEWORK due Thursday:  
ch. 10 questions

Due Friday:
1) revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions & checklist
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III BF (optional)

Due Tuesday 1/16: Hammurabi Essay revisions (if you earned below 87%)
AGENDA:

1) Review Ch. 8 outline
2) Hatshepsut & Thutmose III's family tree
1/8
SWBAT:
- read each other's writing and give constructive feedback
HOMEWORK due tomorrow:
Get Hammurabi Essay signed

Due Friday:
revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions & checklist

Due Tuesday 1/16: Hammurabi Essay revisions (if you earned below 87%)
AGENDA:



Peer Edit Essential Questions
 

1/3
SWBAT:
- use notes/textbook to respond to essential questions about ancient Egypt  
- use evidence and reasoning to support a claim
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) complete ch. 8 outline
2) Ch. 8 online lesson game
3) Egypt Essential Question (open response paragraph)
AGENDA:

Egypt Essential Questions
1/2
SWBAT:
- identify the characteristics of ancient Egypt's three kingdoms
- identify key leaders in ancient Egypt
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) complete ch. 8 outline
2) Ch. 8 online lesson game
AGENDA:

Ch. 8 outline: "The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs"

DECEMBER 2017

12/19
SWBAT:
- identify key benefits of Nile River
- identify key achievements of the ancient Egyptians (Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom)
- explain the "danger of a single story"
- make connections between a TED talk and this class
HOMEWORK:
1) all missing Egypt/Nubia work due Wed
2) make active study tool Egypt/Nubia quiz (criteria)

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:

1) Review "Gift of the Nile"  
2) Danger of a Single Story TED Talk
  

12/18
SWBAT:
- check answers, correct work/add notes when needed
- describe how the ancient Egyptian people lived & what they valued
- explain Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife
HOMEWORK:
1) all missing Egypt/Nubia work due Wed
2) make active study tool Egypt/Nubia quiz (criteria)

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:

Review Life (& Death) in Egypt
12/15
SWBAT:
- check answers, correct work/add notes when needed
- describe how the ancient Egyptian people lived & what they valued
- explain Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt
- identify key achievements of the ancient Egyptians (Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom)
HOMEWORK:
1) all missing Egypt/Nubia work due Wed
2) make active study tool Egypt/Nubia quiz (criteria)

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:
1) re-visit Life in Egypt reading (pay attention to images & captions)
2) Gifts of the Nile (reading & questions)
 

12/14
SWBAT:
- check answers, correct work/add notes when needed
- describe how the ancient Egyptian people lived & what they valued
- explain Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife
HOMEWORK:
1) all missing Egypt/Nubia work due Wed
2) make active study tool Egypt/Nubia quiz (criteria)

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:

Review Life (& Death) in Egypt
12/13
SWBAT:
- describe how the ancient Egyptian people lived & what they valued
- explain Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife
HOMEWORK:
1) pyramids video sentences (2-4 sentences per quote on a separate piece of paper) due Thursday
2) make active study tool Egypt/Nubia quiz (criteria)
Egypt/Nubia Quiz - Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:
1) "Lost City of the Pyramids"-  Questions? Connections?
2) Social Hierarchy (military, clarify simulation exit ticket)
3) Life in Egypt (reading and questions)
12/12
SWBAT:
- identify key details about the pyramid builders
HOMEWORK:
1) pyramids video sentences (2-4 sentences per quote on a separate piece of paper) due Thursday
2) Study for upcoming Egypt/Nubia quiz
Egypt/Nubia Quiz - Wednesday 12/20
AGENDA:

Lost City of the Pyramids Video
12/11
SWBAT:
- identify the differences between social classes in ancient Egypt
- describe the population distribution of Ancient Egypt's social classes
HOMEWORK:
1) finish social pyramid notes (see Egypt/Nubia page)
2) Study for upcoming Egypt/Nubia quiz
Egypt/Nubia Quiz - TBA
AGENDA:

Egyptian Social Pyramid
12/8
SWBAT:
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt/Nubia
- explain why the Nile River flows north
- identify the difference of Upper and Lower Egypt
HOMEWORK due Friday:
answer questions on back of "Geography of Egypt: Nile" note sheet
AGENDA:
Geography of Egypt: The Nile notes
12/6
SWBAT:
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) Egypt/Nubia map (see website for key & skip step # 4)
2) Vocab # 6
AGENDA:
Israel's quiz
12/5
SWBAT:
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt/Nubia
- explain why the Nile River flows north
- identify the difference of Upper and Lower Egypt
HOMEWORK:
Study for tomorrow's Israel Quiz  & bring hard copy of your active study tool
 
Due Friday:
1) Egypt/Nubia map (see website for key & skip step # 4)
2) Vocab # 6
 
Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:
1) Cataracts Video Clip
2) Geography of Egypt: The Nile notes
12/4
SWBAT:
- make observations and draw conclusions based on pictures of locations
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for Israel Quiz - Wednesday, 12/6
2) make an active study tool (due day of quiz) click here for criteria
3) finish Israel sequencing BF due Tuesday
4) Egypt/Nubia Map due Friday (copy from answer key on Egypt/Nubia page)

Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:


"Where in the world have you been?" results

12/1
SWBAT:
- make observations and draw conclusions based on pictures of locations
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for Israel Quiz - Wednesday, 12/6
2) make an active study tool (due day of quiz) click here for criteria
3) finish Israel sequencing BF due Tuesday

Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:

"Where in the World Have You Been?" activity

NOVEMBER 2017
 

11/30
SWBAT:
- identify how different leaders contributed to Israel's life-cycle
- put events in Israelite history in chronological order and match these events to key details
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for Israel Quiz - Wednesday, 12/6
2) make an active study tool (due day of quiz) click here for criteria
3) finish Israel sequencing BF due Tuesday

 
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
   
Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:


History of the Israelites Sequencing BF activity  
   

11/29
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow and add thought bubble notes for clarity  
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
- identify how different leaders contributed to Israel's life-cycle
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for Israel Quiz - Wednesday, 12/6
2) make an active study tool (due day of quiz) click here for criteria

 
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
   
Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:

1) finish Israelite Kings Notes - clarify questions
2) Life-Cycle of Civilization: Israel

* see me this week if you were absent for the binder organizing before break   
       
  

11/28
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow and add thought bubble notes for clarity  
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for Israel Quiz - Wednesday, 12/6
2) make an active study tool (due day of quiz) click here for criteria

 
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
   
Extra Credit Final Project Due 12/6 - no exceptions!
AGENDA:


Israelite Kings Notes


* see me this week if you were absent for the binder organizing before break   
        

11/27
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow and add thought bubble notes for clarity  
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK  due TOMORROW:
1) ch. 11 outline
2) ch. 11 Lesson Game (online textbook)
3) vocab list # 5
4) extra credit proposal due - optional
 
* see me this week if you were absent for the binder organizing before break   
   
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
   
Study for Israel Quiz - TBA
AGENDA:




Israelite Kings Notes
11/21
SWBAT:
- create an outline of a chapter
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK  due Tuesday 11/28:
1) ch. 11 outline
2) ch. 11 Lesson Game (online textbook)
3) vocab list # 5
4) extra credit proposal due - optional

* bring binder on Wednesday
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
AGENDA:

1) Ch. 11 outline - Origins of Judaism  

2) Vocab # 5

11/20
SWBAT:
- create an outline of a chapter
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK
 
Hammurabi Essay due TOMORROW!
 
due Tuesday 11/28:
1) ch. 11 outline
2) ch. 11 Lesson Game (online textbook)
3) vocab list # 5

* bring binder on Wednesday
TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/1 - all missing work must be in
AGENDA:

1) Learning How to Outline notes

2) Ch. 11 outline


11/17
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast differing opinions related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade
- cite evidence using primary sources to support a claim
- connect the actions and beliefs that went along with American slavery to the development of racist ideas in the United States
HOMEWORK:

English due Mon: finish slavery/racism summary paragraph (paraphrase what is there into your own words)  
______________________________________________
Social Studies:  revise final draft

Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/21
AGENDA:

Gallery Walk: Examining Visual Sources
1) Develop a headline and leading questions/statements  for image
2) Gallery Walk - write reflections on images
11/16
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast differing opinions related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade
- classify individuals' opinions on the slave trade and sort them on a continuum of opposition/favoritism
- cite evidence using primary sources to support a claim
- connect the actions and beliefs that went along with American slavery to the development of racist ideas in the United States
HOMEWORK:

English: None
______________________________________________
Social Studies:
1) bring highlighter tomorrow
2) continue to work on draft
3) get Meso quiz signed and do corrections (see "Quiz Corrections" page for directions)

Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/21
AGENDA:

1) finish discussion about continuum

2) Gallery Walk prep: examining visual sources
11/15
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast differing opinions related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade
- classify individuals' opinions on the slave trade and sort them on a continuum of opposition/favoritism
- cite evidence using primary sources to support a claim
- connect the actions and beliefs that went along with American slavery to the development of racist ideas in the United States
HOMEWORK:

English: None
______________________________________________
Social Studies due Thurs:
1) work on draft of essay
2) get Meso quiz signed and do corrections (see "Quiz Corrections" page for directions)

Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/21
AGENDA:

1) Analyze Primary Source Documents - Opinion Activity/Discussion

2) Place primary sources on continuum of pro-slavery  to anti-slavery
11/14
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast differing opinions related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade
- classify individuals' opinions on the slave trade and sort them on a continuum of opposition/favoritism
- cite evidence using primary sources to support a claim
- connect the actions and beliefs that went along with American slavery to the development of racist ideas in the United States
HOMEWORK:

English: None
______________________________________________
Social Studies due Wed:
1) revise planning page according to checklist
2) get Meso quiz signed and do corrections (see "Quiz Corrections" page for directions)

Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/21
AGENDA:

1) "Exit" Ticket (from yesterday)

2) Cloze Reading summarizing timeline discussion

  
    

11/13


SWBAT:
- compare/contrast differing opinions related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade
- cite evidence using primary sources to support a claim
- connect the actions and beliefs that went along with American slavery to the development of racist ideas in the United States
HOMEWORK:

English due Tuesday:  complete two of the four slavery quote questions on google docs - click here
______________________________________________
Social Studies due Tuesday:
complete essay planning sheet

Social Studies due Friday:
1) Get Mesopotamia Quiz signed by a parent
2) Everyone makes corrections to Mesopotamia Quiz - see "Quiz Corrections" page for directions

Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/21
AGENDA:

1) Discuss timeline of key events related to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

2) Begin Slavery Quote Activity Sheet # 1  
11/9
SWBAT:
- debate if Hammurabi's laws were just or unjust using CER
HOMEWORK due Friday (11/17):
1) Get Mesopotamia Quiz signed by a parent
2) Everyone makes corrections to Mesopotamia Quiz - see "Quiz Corrections" page for directions
 

Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
Need to fix your binder?  Stay after school today or Monday
AGENDA:
1) How to do quiz corrections (see website)
2) pre-debate huddle with mini group
3) Hammurabi Debate!
11/8
SWBAT:
- construct a debate argument using CER
HOMEWORK due tomorrow:
1) Polish statements/questions and finish Part V on  Mini Debate Group Form 2
2) get binder check slip signed by a parent TONIGHT
 

Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
Need to fix your binder?  Stay after school today, tomorrow or Monday
AGENDA:
Hammurabi Mini Debate Groups
1) Overview of debate format
2) Prioritizing questions
3) large debate groups work on opening statements
11/7
SWBAT:
- construct a debate argument using CER
HOMEWORK due tomorrow:
Work on Mini Debate Group Form - Finish Part I - Part IV
  

Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
AGENDA:
Hammurabi Mini Debate Groups
1) Share HW
2) Continue with Mini Debate Group Prep Sheet
3) Binder check
11/6
SWBAT:
- construct a debate argument using CER
HOMEWORK due tomorrow:
Work on Mini Debate Group Form
  • Part I - reasoning from multiple perspectives
  • Part III - 1 counter- question
  • Part IV - 1 opposition claim & your counter-claim
 
Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
AGENDA:
Hammurabi Mini Debate Groups
1) Share HW (reasoning for two laws)
2) Revise reasoning
3) Explain Mini Debate Group Prep Sheet
11/3
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills & build off each other's ideas)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK due Monday:
 
1) Doc E questions (complete sentences)
2) Select 2 laws from your assigned doc and write all the reasons why each law could help you prove your side

 
Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Hammurabi's Judges
2) Doc D -  finish discussion, evaluation & law clarification
3) Document E - discussion, evaluation & law clarification
4) Debate Group Assignments
  • Group 1 - Doc C Just/Fair
  • Group 2 - Doc C Unjust/Unfair
  • Group 3 - Doc D Just/Fair
  • Group 4 - Doc D Unjust/Unfair
  • Group 5 - Doc E Just/Fair
  • Group 6 - Doc E Unjust/Unfair
11/1
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills & build off each other's ideas)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK due Friday:
 
1) Doc E "say something"
2) Doc C & D questions (complete sentences)

due Monday: Doc E questions (complete sentences)
 
Hammurabi Debate Thursday, 11/9
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Hammurabi's Judges
2) Doc C -  finish discussion, evaluation & law clarification
3) Document D - discussion, evaluation & law clarification

OCTOBER 2017
10/31
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills & build off each other's ideas)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK:
 
due Wed:
1) "say something" Doc D
2) Doc A & B questions (complete sentences)
 
due Fri. -  Doc C & D questions (complete sentences)
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Sourcing a document & determining bias
2) finish Document B - discussion & evaluation
3) Document C - discussion & evaluation
  

10/30
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills & build off each other's ideas)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK:
 
due Tues. -  Doc C "say something" (see Mesopotamia page for rules) - do not do the questions for this document
 
due Wed. -  Doc A & B questions (complete sentences)
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Document B  - "say something"
2) What effective communication skills should be used in a discussion?
3) Document A & B discussion & evaluation
10/26
SWBAT:
- read a document carefully
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK due Thursday:

1) study for quiz

2) Hammurabi Background Questions &  "say something" for Doc A (see Mesopotamia page for "say something" rules)

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!
AGENDA:

1) Sourcing documents and bias

2) Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
  • Background Essay (highlighting)
  • Document A - "say something" routine
10/25
SWBAT:
- explore ways to actively study
- debate justice
HOMEWORK due Thursday:

1) Empires of Mesopotamia sequencing BF

2) study for quiz

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!
AGENDA:

1) How to study
  • creating your own practice map (need to know cities for quiz:  Assur, Babylon, Akkad, Ur)
  • turning a BF into a matching game
2) Hammurabi's Code: Was it just? Justice Activity
10/24
SWBAT:
- create a sequencing brainframe
- match the key leaders and details for the major empires of ancient Mesopotamia
HOMEWORK
  
Due Wednesday:
 AZ Smith video sentences (use Mesopotamia video notes to write complete sentences for each quote - connect quote to 6 Characteristics of Civilization)

Due Thursday:
Empires of Mesopotamia sequencing BF

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!

Progress reports are coming soon! Make-up any missing work ASAP!!!
AGENDA:



Empires of Mesopotamia Sequencing BF activity
  

10/23
SWBAT:
- take notes from video
- identify the contributions and achievements made by the first civilizations located in ancient Mesopotamia
HOMEWORK due Wednesday:

AZ Smith video sentences (use Mesopotamia video notes to write complete sentences for each quote - connect quote to 6 Characteristics of Civilization)

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!

Progress reports are coming soon! Make-up any missing work ASAP!!!
AGENDA:



Arizona Smith - Mesopotamia Video
10/20
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow
- identify the key leaders and details for the major empires of Mesopotamia
- explain how empires rise and fall
HOMEWORK:
Study for quiz

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!

Progress reports are coming soon! Make-up any missing work ASAP!!!
AGENDA:

Finish Empires of Mesopotamia Slideshow Notes

  

10/19
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow
- identify the key leaders and details for the major empires of Mesopotamia
- explain how empires rise and fall
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) read ch. 6 and complete online "Lesson Game"
2) Sumer Categorizing BF

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Friday, 10/27 - ALL missing unit work MUST be turned in by this day!

Progress reports are coming soon! Make-up any missing work ASAP!!!
AGENDA:

Empires of Mesopotamia Slideshow Notes
 
10/18
SWBAT:
- identify the difference between observations & interpretations
- use ancient artifacts as evidence to explain why Sumer is considered a civilization
- categorize key details about Sumer according to the Six Characteristics of Civilization
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) read ch. 6 and complete online "Lesson Game"
2) Sumer Categorizing BF - check answers on Mesopotamia page if you didn't finish in class
Progress reports are coming soon! Make-up any missing work ASAP!!!
AGENDA:
1) Analyzing Ancient Sumerian Artifacts Activity  (observations & presentations)
2) Six Characteristics of Sumer categorizing BF activity
10/17
SWBAT:
- identify and label key locations in and around Mesopotamia on a map
- explain how & why Sumerians developed irrigation and became the first civilization
- identify the climate and physical problems the Sumerians faced and their solutions
HOMEWORK due Wednesday:
Land Between Two Rivers worksheet

HOMEWORK due Friday:
read ch. 6 and complete online "Lesson Game"
AGENDA:
1) Label & color Mesopotamia map
2) continue to work on Land Between Two Rivers (read and answer questions)
10/16
SWBAT:
- explain how & why Sumerians developed irrigation and became the first civilization
- identify the climate and physical problems the Sumerians faced and their solutions
HOMEWORK due Tuesday:
vocab. list # 4

HOMEWORK due Wednesday:
Land Between Two Rivers worksheet

HOMEWORK due Friday:
read ch. 6 and complete online "Lesson Game"
AGENDA:

Land Between Two Rivers (read and answer questions)
10/13
SWBAT:
- translate the meaning of each characteristic
- find an example to match each characteristic
- define the Six Characteristics of Civilization
HOMEWORK due Tuesday:

vocab. list # 4
AGENDA:
Six Characteristics of Civilization
10/12
SWBAT:
- make a claim and support it with evidence and reasoning in a class discussion
- listen to their peers and build a conversation
- explain the daily life of early humans at various stages of evolution
- describe how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK
AGENDA:
Early Humans & First Farmers Discussion Assessment
   

10/11
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK due Thursday:
1) Early Humans/Farming discussion prep sheet
2) all missing work from unit must be submitted by Thursday

Early Humans Discussion Assessment Thursday 10/12
AGENDA:

Agricultural Revolution Notes

 

10/10
SWBAT:
- write statements & questions responding to focus areas/subtopics to prepare for upcoming class discussion assessment
- use notes to find evidence to support claims
HOMEWORK due Thursday:
1) Early Humans/Farming discussion prep sheet
2) all missing work from unit must be submitted by Thursday

Early Humans Discussion Assessment Thursday 10/12 - sign-up for a "check-in" time slot is posted outside the classroom (see homepage for options)
AGENDA:

Discussion Prep:
1) Intro to assessment
2) Identifying resources
10/6
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK due Tuesday:
Vocab List # 3   


Early Humans Discussion Assessment Thursday 10/12 - sign-up for a "check-in" time slot is posted outside the classroom (see homepage for options)
AGENDA:
How farming changes everything!  
1) review ch. 3 questions and "Mankind" video sentences using sentences starter:
2) group presentations
10/4
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- write complete using specific examples from text/movie to support claim
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) use "Mankind" notes to write complete sentences, incorporating quote and examples, on separate piece of paper- link to film on Early Humans page
2) finish ch. 3 questions  
AGENDA:
Choice work day/writing workshop
1) "Mankind" sentences
2) ch. 3 questions
10/3
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- write complete using specific examples from text/movie to support claim
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK due Friday:
1) use "Mankind" notes to write complete sentences, incorporating quote and examples, on separate piece of paper- link to film on Early Humans page
2) finish ch. 3 questions  
AGENDA:
1) clarify "Mankind" directions & show sample response
2) ch. 3 questions
10/2
SWBAT:
- use quotes to take notes while watching a movie
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
HOMEWORK due Wednesday:
use "Mankind" notes to write complete sentences, incorporating quote and examples, on separate piece of paper- link to film on Early Humans page
AGENDA:

"Mankind: The Story of All of Us" video

SEPTEMBER 2017

9/29
SWBAT:
- use documents to answer an open response question (on-demand writing)
HOMEWORK - Due Monday:

Read chapter 3 & complete "lesson game" (see online textbook)

field trip permission slip & waiver PAST DUE
AGENDA:

Document Based Question (DBQ):
Why should I study history?

9/28
SWBAT:
- explain/demonstrate how a timeline works
- compare and contrast the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras
HOMEWORK - Due Monday:

Read chapter 3 & complete "lesson game" (see online textbook)

field trip permission slip & waiver PAST DUE
AGENDA:

1) BCE/CE notes
2) Paleo/New compare and contrast BF

9/26
SWBAT:
- explain/demonstrate how a timeline works
HOMEWORK - Due Thursday:
1)  Africa Map
2) Vocab # 2
field trip permission slip & waiver due Wed. 9/27
AGENDA:

BCE/CE notes

9/25
SWBAT:
- identify and label key locations on a map
HOMEWORK - Due Tuesday:
1) study vocab # 1
2) finish hominids sequencing brainframe (BF)
3) create flash cards from "Historical Evidence" notes for:
  • oral tradition (add example to definition)
  • ruins (add example to definition)
  • scientific dating
  • cultural dating
HOMEWORK - Due Thursday:
4) Africa Map
field trip permission slip & waiver due Wed. 9/27
AGENDA:


Africa Map
9/22
SWBAT:
- identify and define types of dating and sources
- give examples for each type of source
- create a sequencing BF
- match the key details involved in the evolution of early man
HOMEWORK - Due Tuesday:
1) study vocab # 1
2) finish hominids sequencing brainframe (BF)
3) create flash cards from "Historical Evidence" notes for:
  • oral tradition (add example to definition)
  • ruins (add example to definition)
  • scientific dating
  • cultural dating
field trip permission slip & waiver due Wed. 9/27
AGENDA:

1) finish Historical Evidence notes

2) Making brainframes: Hominids Sequencing BF

 

9/20
SWBAT:
- identify the key details involved in the evolution of early man
- identify and define types of dating and sources
- give examples for each type of source
HOMEWORK - Due Friday:
1)  read ch. 2 and complete "Lesson Game" (part of the online textbook)  

2) Hominids chart

field trip permission slip & waiver due Wed. 9/27
AGENDA:
1) Review Hominids chart

2) Historical Evidence/Types of Dating Notes
9/19
SWBAT:
- create a list of questions based on a prompt (image)
- take notes from a slideshow
- identify the key details involved in the evolution of early man
HOMEWORK - Due Friday:

1)  read ch. 2 and complete "Lesson Game" (part of the online textbook)  

2) Hominids chart
AGENDA:

QFT (Question Formulation Technique)
1. ask questions (5 min)
2. revise questions (5 min)
3. prioritize top three questions & publish (5 min)
4. share out
5. notes

Hominids chart
9/18
SWBAT:
- create a list of questions based on a prompt (image)
- take notes from a slideshow
- identify the key details involved in the evolution of early man
HOMEWORK:
read ch. 2 and complete "Lesson Game" (part of the online textbook) by Friday
AGENDA:
QFT (Question Formulation Technique)
1. ask questions (5 min)
2. revise questions (5 min)
3. prioritize top three questions & publish (5 min)
4. share out
5. notes
9/15
SWBAT:
- correctly answer questions
HOMEWORK:
none
AGENDA:
1) How to Answer Questions (notes)
2) Opening Student Survey
  

9/13
SWBAT:
- analyze data and advice from pervious 7th graders about being successful in social studies
HOMEWORK:

Vocab List # 1 due Thursday
AGENDA:
1) You're a star (hang up stars)

2) Success in 7th grade social studies
  • Assign jobs
  • Analysis
  • Presentations

9/12
SWBAT:
- correctly complete a vocabulary assignment
- navigate the online textbook
HOMEWORK:

Vocab List # 1 due Thursday

AGENDA:
1) How to use the online textbook
2) How to complete a vocabulary assignment

9/11
SWBAT:
- define Multiple Intelligences
- rank learning preferences
- register for online textbook
HOMEWORK:
None

AGENDA:
1) Multiple Intelligences - finish PowerPoint
2) Multiple Intelligences & You debriefing sheet
3) Online textbook registration (see me if you need a hard copy of the textbook)

9/8
SWBAT:
- define Multiple Intelligences
- rank learning preferences
HOMEWORK:
None

AGENDA:
1) Multiple Intelligences Intro
2) Multiple Intelligences - ranking learning preferences

9/7
SWBAT:
- clarify class expectations
- identify locations of ancient civilizations
HOMEWORK:

bring 3 ringed binder w/ 3 LABELED dividers
  • HW/Notes
  • Vocab
  • Reference
and 30 sheets of white loose leaf paper tomorrow
AGENDA:
1) Contract clarification
  • late essay/project policy
  • extra help
  • website/extra copies bin
  • signing out
  • NO FOLDERS
2) Where is everyone? - an ancient world intro activity

9/6
SWBAT:
- outline the expectations of the class
- match key leaders of the ancient world to their civilization
HOMEWORK:
1) review social studies contract w/ parent/guardian and you both need to sign it
2) get 3 ringed binder w/ 3 dividers/tabs due Friday
AGENDA:
1) Who is who? -  an ancient world intro activity
2) Class Contract - Year Overview

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