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MARCH 2017
3/23
SWBAT:
- identify the causes, course and effects of each battle of the Persian War
- summarize each battle of the Persian Wars
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday: Persian War chart (tonight do a draft in pencil)

Due Monday: read ch. 28 and complete ORC Read ch. 28 & complete ORC by Wed.
AGENDA:

Summarize the Persian Wars: Interactive Persian War chart

  

3/22
SWBAT:
- use notes to summarize the Persian Wars
- identify the causes, course and effects of the Persian War
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday: Persian War chart (tonight do a draft in pencil)

Due Monday: read ch. 28 and complete ORC
AGENDA:
1) end of term self summary
2) Persian War review chart
 

3/20 - 3/21
SWBAT:
- take notes on the Persian Wars
- identify the causes, course and effects of the Battles of Thermopylae, Salamis & Plataea
HOMEWORK:

start creating active study tool (NOT a sequencing BF) for the Persian Wars
AGENDA:

Persian Wars:
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Plataea
3/17
SWBAT:
- identify the causes, course and effects of the Battle of  Thermopylae
HOMEWORK:
start creating active study tool (NOT a sequencing BF) for the Persian Wars

Term Ends Friday - All missing work must be in!
AGENDA:

Persian Wars - Battle of Thermopylae
3/16
SWBAT:
- identify the causes, course and effects of the Battle of Marathon
HOMEWORK:
1) finish peer editing and make final revisions to your own  Greece Essential Questions
2) Vocab List # 9

Term Ends Friday - All missing work must be in!
Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:

Persian Wars Video & Notes: Battle of Marathon
3/15
SWBAT:
- take notes on events leading up to the Persian Wars
- identify the causes of the Persian Wars
HOMEWORK DUE FRI:
1) finish peer editing and make final revisions to your own  Greece Essential Questions
2) Vocab List # 9

Term Ends Friday - All missing work must be in!
Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:


Intro to Persian Wars Notes
3/13
SWBAT:
- read peer responses and make constructive comments using guide sheet and template
HOMEWORK DUE FRI:
1) finish peer editing and make final revisions to your own  Greece Essential Questions
2) Vocab List # 9

Term Ends Friday - All missing work must be in!
Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:


Greece Essential Question Peer Editing
  
3/10
SWBAT:
compare/contrast Athens and Sparta in terms of:
- the roles/responsibilities/treatment of women
- the education systems in Athens/ Sparta
HOMEWORK DUE MON. 3/13:
1. Complete Greece Essential Questions - see Greece page for link  (pacing recommendation: complete template by Wednesday)
2. Create Military, Women & Slaves BFs
3. Get Greece quiz signed and make corrections

Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:
Compare/Contrast Athens vs. Sparta:

1) review Women
2) review Slaves
3) review Education
3/9
SWBAT:
compare/contrast Athens and Sparta in terms of:
- the roles/responsibilities/treatment of women
HOMEWORK:

No Homework - Newton Unplugged
AGENDA:

Poem Presentations: Women in Athens vs. Sparta
3/8
SWBAT:
compare/contrast Athens and Sparta in terms of:
- the economic systems in Athens/ Sparta
- the roles/responsibilities/treatment of women
HOMEWORK
  
DUE FRI. 3/10:
read Women & Slaves and label the boxes for the BFs
 
DUE MON. 3/13:
1. Complete Greece Essential Questions - see Greece page for link  (pacing recommendation: complete template by Wednesday)
2. Create Military, Women & Slaves BFs
3. Get Greece quiz signed and make corrections

Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:
Compare/Contrast Athens vs. Sparta

1) review ECONOMY BF

2) Women Close Reading/Poem Activity
3/7
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast the governments in Athens/ Sparta
- compare/contrast military life in Athens /Sparta
- create a compare/contrast brainframe  
HOMEWORK DUE WED. 3/8
create Athens v Sparta compare/contrast BFs for EDUCATION and ECONOMY

DUE MON. 3/13:
Complete Greece Essential Questions - see Greece page for link  (pacing recommendation: complete template by Wednesday)

Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:
Compare/Contrast Athens vs. Sparta

1) Spartan Government Hierarchy notes

2) Military notes
3/6
SWBAT:
- to write two paragraphs using CER (claim, evidence & reasoning) template
- use a word bank, notes & text to guide CER  writing
HOMEWORK DUE WED. 3/8
create Athens v Sparta compare/contrast BFs for EDUCATION and ECONOMY

DUE MON. 3/13:
Complete Greece Essential Questions - see Greece page for link  (pacing recommendation: complete template by Wednesday)

Extra Credit Final Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:



Greece Essential Question CER template
3/3
SWBAT:
- compare/contrast the education system in Athens/ Sparta
- compare/contrast the economy in Athens /Sparta
- create a compare/contrast brainframe  
HOMEWORK DUE MON. 3/6:
Revise Egypt Essential Question (#1 only) and complete reflection

DUE WED. 3/8
create Athens v Sparta compare/contrast BFs for EDUCATION and ECONOMY

Final Extra Credit Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:
Compare/Contrast Athens vs. Sparta

1) label compare/contrast brainframe activity sheet for the EDUCATION in Athens vs. Sparta

2) label compare/contrast brainframe activity sheet for the ECONOMY in Athens vs. Sparta
3/2
SWBAT:
- participate in a class discussion
- discuss the formation, function, and failure of the four forms of government in ancient Greece
HOMEWORK DUE MON. 3/6:
Revise Egypt Essential Question (#1 only) and complete reflection

Final Extra Credit Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:

Oral Discussion Assessment # 3  
3/1
SWBAT:
- identify the details needed to discuss the formation, function, and failure of the four forms of government in ancient Greece
- create statements and questions to use in a class discussion assessment
HOMEWORK:

Government Discussion Assessment Thurs. 3/2
DUE THURSDAY:
1) finish discussion prep sheet
2) Athens vs. Sparta Government Compare/Contrast BF
3) Development of Democracy Sequencing BF

DUE MONDAY:
Revise Egypt Essential Question (#1 only) and complete reflection

Extra Credit Proposals Due 3/2
Final Extra Credit Projects Due 3/17
AGENDA:





Oral Discussion Assessment # 3 - Prep

FEBRUARY 2017
2/28
SWBAT:
- put the events leading up to the democracy into chronological order
- identify voting requirements in Athens
- identify the roles and responsibilities of the Council of 500 and the Citizens Assembly
- explain the motivation for and gradual progression toward democracy in Athens
- compare/contrast the roles/responsibilities of government in Athens and Sparta
HOMEWORK:


1) Revise Egypt Essential Question (#1 only) and complete reflection - DUE FRI

DUE THURSDAY:
2) Athens vs. Sparta Government Compare/Contrast BF
3) Development of Democracy Sequencing BF
Government Discussion Assessment Thurs. 3/2
   
Extra Credit Proposals Due 3/2
AGENDA:

1) Finish "Beginnings of Democracy" questions

2) Democracy Cloze reading - "exit ticket"

3) Review Development of Demo Sequencing BF key

4) Athens vs. Sparta - Government compare/contrast reading and activity  
2/27
SWBAT:
- put the events leading up to the democracy into chronological order
- identify voting requirements in Athens
- identify the roles and responsibilities of the Council of 500 and the Citizens Assembly
- explain the motivation for and gradual progression toward democracy in Athens
HOMEWORK:

1) Revise Egypt Essential Question (#1 only) and complete reflection - DUE FRI

DUE THURSDAY:
2) Development of Democracy Sequencing BF
Government Discussion Assessment Thurs. 3/2
   
Extra Credit Proposals Due 3/2
AGENDA:

1) Review "Beginnings of Democracy" questions

2) Democracy Cloze reading - exit ticket
2/17
SWBAT:
- reflect on and evaluate Egypt Essential Question writing criteria to identify areas for improvement
HOMEWORK:


AGENDA:

Egypt Essential Question Reflection



2/15
HOMEWORK:
"Beginnings of Democracy" questions (use article and Four Forms of Government: Democracy notes  as resources) - DUE FRI.
AGENDA:
1) Intro to Greece Quiz
2) "Beginnings of Democracy"  questions
2/14
SWBAT:
- read a document carefully
- "say something" (make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, etc... related to a reading)
- identify the steps involved in Athens becoming a democracy (key players and events)
HOMEWORK:

1) Quiz tomorrow

2) "Beginnings of Democracy" questions (use article and Four Forms of Government: Democracy notes  as resources) - DUE FRI.

RESCHEDULED Intro to Greece Quiz Wed 2/15
AGENDA:

"Beginnings of Democracy"  Say Something Routine
2/8
SWBAT:
- use knowledge of life in ancient Greece to vote on proposed law
- identify voting requirements in Athens
- identify the roles and responsibilities of the Council of 500 and the Citizens Assembly
HOMEWORK:

1) Due tomorrow -  Read and highlight "Beginnings of Democracy" article and do "Say Something" routine for each *  click here for "Say Something" rules

2) create an actively study tool for quiz
  • click here for criteria/directions
  • due Friday
  • this will count as part of your quiz grade
3) vocab # 8 (due Friday)

Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:

1) Athenian Voting Activity

2) Democracy Notes
2/7
SWBAT:
- use knowledge of life in ancient Greece to vote on proposed law
HOMEWORK DUE:
1) create an actively study tool for quiz
  • click here for criteria/directions
  • due Friday
  • this will count as part of your quiz grade
2) vocab # 8 (due Friday)

Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:


Athenian Voting Activity
2/6
SWBAT:
- explain how Greeks formed independent city-states
- explain how/why Greeks transitioned from a  monarchy, to an oligarchy, to a tyranny
HOMEWORK:
1) actively study for quiz
2) vocab # 8 (due Friday)

Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:

Four Forms of Government Notes
  
2/2
SWBAT:
- explain the details involved in the rise and fall of the Minoans and Mycenaeans civilizations (sequence)
- compare/contrast the Minoans and Mycenaeans
HOMEWORK:
Early Greeks Sequencing BF activity - CREATE THE FRAME
Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:
1) Early Greek Civilizations Slideshow (Minoans, Mycenaeans & Dark Age)
2) Review Greek Sequencing BF numbered boxes

JANUARY 2017
1/31
SWBAT:
- identify who the Greeks traded with and what they traded
- explain the details involved in the rise and fall of the Minoans and Mycenaeans civilizations (sequence)
- compare/contrast the Minoans and Mycenaeans
HOMEWORK:
Early Greeks Sequencing BF activity - JUST NUMBER THE BOXES, DO NOT MAKE THE FRAME
Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:
1) Review Greek Trading Partners
2) Early Greek Civilizations Slideshow (Minoans, Mycenaeans & Dark Age)
1/30
SWBAT:
- identify key traits of early Greeks
- explain how early Greeks developed from small villages into city-states
- practice mapping skills
- identify key locations & physical features in Greece
HOMEWORK Due Tuesday:
1) Read Ch. 25
2) Ch. 25 ORC (online reading challenge)  
3) Study for quiz - Friday 2/10
4) Create Trading Partners Categorizing BF
Intro to Greece Quiz Friday 2/10
AGENDA:

1) Early Greeks Outline
2) Greek Geography Scavenger Hunt
  

1/27
SWBAT:
- practice mapping skills
- identify key locations & physical features in Greece
- identify who the Greeks traded with and how these trading partners affected the Greeks
HOMEWORK Due Tuesday:
1) Read Ch. 25
2) Ch. 25 ORC (online reading challenge)  
3) Study for quiz - TBA

AGENDA:
1) Finish "Were Africans in Greece?" artifact activity 2) Self Assessment
3) Greek Trading Partners Scavenger Hunt
4) Greek Geography Scavenger Hunt

1/26
SWBAT:
- make observations about ancient Greek artifacts
- analyze the cultural diffusion that occurred between the Greeks and ancient African civilizations
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) Finish Greece Map
2) Vocab List # 7
3) "More Greek Geography" WS
4) Study Greek Geography (Quiz TBA)

Due Tuesday:
1) Read Ch. 25
2) Ch. 25 ORC (online reading challenge)
AGENDA:



"Were Africans in Greece?" artifact activity

1/25
SWBAT:
- identify key locations in ancient Greece on a map
- explain how rivalries among city-states over land caused war
- describe how geography caused isolation
- describe how geography encouraged overseas trade
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) Finish Greece Map
2) Vocab List # 7
3) "More Greek Geography" WS
4) Study Greek Geography (Quiz TBA)
AGENDA:
1) Debrief Geography and Settlement Simulation
2) Greek Google Earth Presentation
1/24
SWBAT:
- identify key locations in ancient Greece on a map
- explain how rivalries among city-states over land caused war
- describe how geography caused isolation
- describe how geography encouraged overseas trade
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) Finish Greece Map
2) Vocab List # 7
3) "More Greek Geography" WS
AGENDA:
Geography and Settlement in Greece Simulation

1/23
SWBAT:
- identify key locations (cities and bodies of water) in ancient Greece
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) Finish Greece Map
2) Vocab List # 7
AGENDA:
1) Label Greece Map
2) Start Vocab # 7
 

1/20
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions based on claim, evidence, and reasoning
- interpret historical quotes and apply them to previous knowledge about Africa
HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:

1) Comprehension question - edit/finalize  
2) Application question - edit/finalize
3) Analysis question - edit/finalize  
4) Synthesis question - edit/finalize  *
5) Evaluation question - edit/finalize  *

African History Quotes Project Due Mon 1/23
AGENDA:
African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes

AS A GROUP:
1) share BF/template ideas
2) create master BF/template & link it to the project document
3) write a response as a group (this MUST be a conversation/collaboration)

INDEPENDENTLY:
1) create your own BF/template
2) revise/edit written work
   

1/19
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions based on claim, evidence, and reasoning
- interpret historical quotes and apply them to previous knowledge about Africa
HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:

1) Comprehension question - edit/finalize  
2) Application question - edit written response
3) Analysis question - finish planning/edit written response
4) Synthesis question - planning *
5) Evaluation question - planning *

African History Quotes Project Due Mon 1/23
AGENDA:
African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes

AS A GROUP:
1) share BF/template ideas
2) create master BF/template & link it to the project document
3) write a response as a group (this MUST be a conversation/collaboration)

INDEPENDENTLY:
1) create your own BF/template
2) revise/edit written work
 
  

1/18
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions based on claim, evidence, and reasoning
- interpret historical quotes and apply them to previous knowledge about Africa
HOMEWORK:

1) Comprehension question - edit/finalize  
2) Application question - edit written response
3) Analysis question - finish planning/edit written response

African History Quotes Project Due Mon 1/23
AGENDA:
African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes

AS A GROUP:
1) share BF/template ideas
2) create master BF/template & link it to the project document
3) write a response as a group (this MUST be a conversation/collaboration)

INDEPENDENTLY:
1) create your own BF/template
2) revise/edit written work
 

1/17
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions based on claim, evidence, and reasoning
- interpret historical quotes and apply them to previous knowledge about Africa
HOMEWORK:

1) Comprehension question - revise  
2) Application question - finish BF/template
3) Analysis question - start your own BF to share with group tomorrow

African History Quotes Project Due Fri 1/20
AGENDA:
African History - Analyzing Historical Quotes

AS A GROUP:
1) share BF/template ideas
2) create master BF/template & link it to the project document
3) write a response as a group (this MUST be a conversation/collaboration)

INDEPENDENTLY:
1) create your own BF/template
2) revise/edit written work
 

1/12-13
SWBAT:
- work with group to answer questions based on claim, evidence, and reasoning
- interpret historical quotes and apply them to previous knowledge about Africa
HOMEWORK DUE FRI:
1) Egypt Quiz Signed & Corrected
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III Compare/Contrast BF
3) "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences

African History Quotes Project Due Friday 1/20
AGENDA:

Africa History - Analyzing Historical Quotes  

1/11
SWBAT:
- take notes while watching an educational video
- identify major details about Nubian history
HOMEWORK DUE FRI:
1) Egypt Quiz Signed & Corrected
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III Compare/Contrast BF
3) "Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video sentences
AGENDA:

"Black Kingdoms of the Nile" video
1/10
SWBAT:
- correct notes about Nubia
- identify key leaders and events in Nubian history
HOMEWORK:

DUE TOMORROW: revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions/checklist
DUE FRI:
1) Egypt Quiz Signed & Corrected
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III Compare/Contrast BF
AGENDA:

Comparing Egypt & Nubia:  Review Ch. 10 questions
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 TUES:  ch. 10 questions
DUE WED: revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions/checklist
DUE FRI 1/13:
1) Egypt Quiz Signed & Corrected
2) Hatshepsut/Thutmose III Compare/Contrast BF
AGENDA:
1) Review Ch. 8 outline
2) Hatshepsut & Thutmose III's family tree
1/6
SWBAT:
- read each other's writing and give constructive feedback
HOMEWORK

DUE TUES:  ch. 10 questions
DUE WED: revise Egypt Essential Questions using peer editing suggestions/checklist
DUE FRI 1/13: Egypt Quiz Signed & Corrected
AGENDA:

Peer Edit Essential Questions
   
1/5
SWBAT:
- identify & define new vocabulary
- actively read a section in a chapter and answer questions based on a reading
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) correct Israel quiz and get it signed
2) complete ch. 8 outline
3) Ch. 8 ORC (online reading challenge)  
4) Egypt Essential Questions

HOMEWORK DUE TUES:
ch. 10 questions
AGENDA:

1) Ch. 10 Active Reading Preview
2) start Ch. 10 questions
   

1/4
SWBAT:
- use notes/textbook to respond to essential questions about ancient Egypt  
- use evidence and reasoning to support a claim
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) correct Israel quiz and get it signed
2) complete ch. 8 outline
3) Ch. 8 ORC (online reading challenge)  
4) Egypt Essential Questions
AGENDA:

Egypt Essential Questions
1/3
SWBAT:
- identify the characteristics of ancient Egypt's three kingdoms
- identify key leaders in ancient Egypt
HOMEWORK:
DUE TOMORROW: get Hammurabi Essay Signed

DUE FRIDAY:
1) correct Israel quiz and get it signed
2) complete ch. 8 outline
3) Ch. 8 ORC (online reading challenge)  
AGENDA:


Ch. 8 outline: "The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs"

DECEMBER 2016

12/16 & 12/19
SWBAT:
- check answers/correct work/add notes when needed
- describe what it was like to live in ancient Egypt & why religion was so important
HOMEWORK:
1) all missing work due Wed
2) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz  

Egypt/Nubia Quiz WEDNESDAY 12/21
AGENDA:

Review Life (& Death) in Egypt
12/15
SWBAT:
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt
- identify key achievements of the ancient Egyptians (Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom)
- describe how the ancient Egyptian people lived & what they valued
HOMEWORK:
1) Lost City of the Pyramids video sentences due Fri
2) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz  

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Tuesday 12/20
AGENDA:
1) Review Gift of the Nile
2) Lost City of the Pyramids- Any Questions?
3) Life in Egypt (reading and questions)
12/14
SWBAT:
- identify the differences between social classes in ancient Egypt
- 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) Lost City of the Pyramids video sentences due Fri
2) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz  

Egypt/Nubia Quiz Tuesday 12/20
AGENDA:

1) Review Egyptian Social Pyramid/Hierarchy
2) Review Gift of the Nile

12/13
SWBAT:
- identify the differences between social classes in ancient Egypt
- describe the population distribution of Ancient Egypt's social classes
HOMEWORK:
1) Gift of the Nile questions due Wed
2) Lost City of the Pyramids video sentences due Fri
3) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz  
Egypt/Nubia Quiz Tuesday 12/20
AGENDA:

Egyptian Social Pyramid
12/12
SWBAT:
- identify key details about the pyramid builders
HOMEWORK:
1) Gift of the Nile questions due Wed
2) Lost City of the Pyramids video sentences due Fri
3) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz  
Egypt/Nubia Quiz Tuesday 12/20
AGENDA:

Lost City of the Pyramids Video
12/9
SWBAT:
- 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) Gifts of the Nile due Wed.
2) Actively study for Egypt/Nubia quiz

Egypt/Nubia Quiz TBA
AGENDA:
1) Geography of Ancient Egypt: Nile
2) Gifts of the Nile
12/7
SWBAT:
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt
- explain why the Nile River flows north
- identify the difference of Upper and Lower Egypt
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:
1) Answer questions on back of Geo of Egypt: Nile note sheet
2) Vocab # 6
AGENDA:
1) Cataracts Video Clip
2) Geography of Egypt: The Nile notes
   
12/6
SWBAT:
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK:
1) Egypt Map due Wed. (copy from answer key on Egypt/Nubia page)
2) Vocab # 6 due Friday

AGENDA:

Israel Quiz
12/5
SWBAT:
- make observations and draw conclusions based on pictures of locations
- identify key benefits of Nile River and the geography of Egypt
HOMEWORK:
1) actively study for Israel Quiz Tuesday 12/6
2) Egypt Map due Wed. (copy from answer key on Egypt/Nubia page)
AGENDA:
1) "Where in the world have you been?" results
2) Geography of the Nile Notes
 

12/2
SWBAT:
- match events in Israelite history to key details
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
- make observations based on pictures of locations
HOMEWORK:
1) Finish Israel sequencing BF due Monday
2) actively study for Israel Quiz Tuesday 12/6

AGENDA:
1) Make additions to History of the Israelites Sequencing BF  
2) Clarify questions about Ch. 11 outline
3) "Where in the World Have You Been?" activity
12/1
SWBAT:
- match events in Israelite history to key details
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK:
1) Ch. 11 outline due Friday
2) Finish Israel sequencing BF due Monday
3) actively study for Israel Quiz Tuesday 12/6

TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/2 - all missing work must be in
Extra Credit Due 12/2
AGENDA:

History of the Israelites Sequencing BF activity

NOVEMBER 2016
11/30
SWBAT:
- create an outline of a chapter
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK:
1) Ch. 11 outline due Friday
2) actively study for Israel Quiz Tuesday 12/6

TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/2 - all missing work must be in
Extra Credit Due 12/2
AGENDA:

Ch. 11 outline - Origins of Judaism
11/28 - 11/29
SWBAT:
- take notes from slideshow
- add thought bubble notes for clarity  
- identify key events/people in ancient Israel's history
HOMEWORK:
1) study Ancient Israel notes
2) see your teacher no later than Tuesday if you didn't do a binder "cleansing" and self-evaluation

TERM ENDS FRIDAY 12/2 - all missing work must be in
Extra Credit Due 12/2

Israel Quiz Tuesday 12/6
AGENDA:

Israelite Kings Notes
11/23
SWBAT:

HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:
1) read ch. 11 & complete ch. 11 ORC (online reading challenge)
2) vocab list # 5
3) finish Learning How to Outline notes - just copy these notes exactly on to your own paper - pay attention to spacing!  (click here)

Extra Credit Due 12/2
AGENDA:

Binder Organization
1) Self - Evaluation
2) Reorganize & storage
11/22
SWBAT:
- debate argument using CER
- meet debate expectations for good communication - create an outline following a specific format
HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:
1) read ch. 11 & complete ch. 11 ORC (online reading challenge)
2) vocab list # 5
3) finish Learning How to Outline notes - just copy these notes exactly on to your own paper - pay attention to spacing!  (click here)

Extra Credit Due 12/2
AGENDA:

1) finish Hammurabi's Code: Was it Just? Debate - closing statements

2) Self/Peer Evaluation of debate performance

3) Learning How to Outline notes
11/21
SWBAT:
- debate argument using CER
- meet debate expectations for good communication
HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:
1) read ch. 11 & complete ch. 11 ORC (online reading challenge)
 2) vocab list # 5

Extra Credit Due 12/2
AGENDA:

Hammurabi's Code: Was it Just? Debate
  

11/18
SWBAT:
- construct a debate argument using CER
HOMEWORK:
Finish all prep sheets for Hammurabi Debate (Mini Debate Group Form (all parts) & Opening Statement (Part III of the sheet from class today)

Hammurabi Debate Monday 11/21
Extra Credit Proposals Due TODAY
AGENDA:
1) Mini Debate Group Prep
2) Pass back quizzes - clarify corrections expectations
 

11/17
SWBAT:
- construct a debate argument using CER
HOMEWORK:
Mini Debate Group Form (Part I & II) due Friday

Hammurabi Debate Friday 11/18
Extra Credit Proposals Due 11/18
AGENDA:
1) Turn in Essay
2) Pass back quizzes - clarify corrections expectations
2) Mini Debate Group Prep
 
11/16
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:  none
Social Studies:
Hammurabi Essay Due Tuesday 11/17
Hammurabi Debate Friday 11/18
Extra Credit Proposals Due 11/18
AGENDA:

Gallery Walk: Examining Visual Sources

1) Share answers with group members
2) Develop a headline for image
3) Gallery Walk - write reflections on images
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 Due Wednesday:  Finish Quotes Primary Source Quotes WS on google docs (we started this in computer lab on Wed - click here for Mr. LaBrache's website materials)

Social Studies:
Hammurabi Essay Due Thursday 11/17
Hammurabi Debate Friday 11/18
Extra Credit Proposals Due 11/18
AGENDA:

1) finish discussion about continuum

2) Gallery Walk prep: examining visual sources
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 Due Wednesday:  Finish Quotes Primary Source Quotes WS on google docs (we started this in computer lab on Wed - click here for Mr. LaBrache's website materials)

Social Studies Due Tuesday: get Meso quiz signed and do corrections (see homepage for how to do corrections)

Hammurabi Essay Due Thursday 11/17
Hammurabi Debate Friday 11/18
Extra Credit Proposals Due 11/18
AGENDA:

1) Analyze Primary Source Documents - Opinion Activity/Discussion

2) Place primary sources on continuum of pro to anti-slavery
  

11/10
SWBAT:
- have a respectful discussion about politics and the presidential election
- explain why voting is an important civic responsibility
- identify where candidates stand on key issues in this election
HOMEWORK:

English Due Wednesday:  Finish Quotes Primary Source Quotes WS on google docs (we started this in computer lab on Wed - click here for Mr. LaBrache's website materials)

Social Studies Due Tuesday: get Meso quiz signed and do corrections (see homepage for how to do corrections)
Hammurabi Essay Due Thursday 11/17
AGENDA:

1) Quiz Corrections
2) Debrief Election
   

11/9


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:  None

Social Studies Due Tuesday: Finish Hammurabi  BF & bring in three highlighters
Hammurabi Essay Due Thursday 11/17
AGENDA:

1) Read primary source documents related to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

2) Begin Slavery Quote Activity Sheet # 1
 

11/8 - ELECTION DAY!
SWBAT:
- have a respectful discussion about politics and the presidential election
- explain why voting is an important civic responsibility
- identify where candidates stand on key issues in this election
HOMEWORK due Tuesday:
Finish Electoral College: A Numbers Game WS
AGENDA:
1) What is the Electoral College?
2) Time to VOTE
 

11/7
SWBAT:
- have a respectful discussion about politics and the presidential election
- explain why voting is an important civic responsibility
- identify where candidates stand on key issues in this election
HOMEWORK due Tuesday:
Finish Candidates & Issues chart (select 4 issues only)
AGENDA:
1) "say something" - What do Political Parties Stand For?"
2) Finish Election Vocabulary Slideshow
3) Researching the issues
 

11/4
SWBAT:
- have a respectful discussion about politics and the presidential election
- identify voting qualifications
- explain why voting is an important civic responsibility
- define key terms about the election
HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY:
1) Who Can Vote? What's a Political Party? WS
2) Presidential Election/Political Spectrum WS
3) "What do Political Parties Stand For?" read, highlight and write two "say somethings" (you decide where you want to do them)
AGENDA:

Election Vocabulary Slideshow
 

11/1
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify something, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK:
Due Wednesday - answer questions to documents C, D & E (complete sentences & use direct quotes)
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Document E  - "say something" routine & evaluation
2) Mini Debate Group assignments

OCTOBER 2016
10/31
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify something, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK:
Due Tuesday - "say something" for Doc E
Due Wednesday - answer questions to documents C, D & E (complete sentences & use direct quotes)
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
1) Document C - "say something" routine & evaluation
2) Document D - "say something" routine & evaluation
3) start Doc C & D questions
 

10/28
SWBAT:
- have a group discussion (demonstrate active listening skills)
- use "say something" routine to make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, clarify something, make a comment about a historical text
HOMEWORK:
1) Finish Doc B questions (complete sentences)
2) Doc C & D and "say something" (see Mesopotamia page for rules)- do not do the questions for these documents
AGENDA:
Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
Document B  - "say something" routine & evaluation
10/27
SWBAT:
- read a document carefully
- "say something" (make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, etc... related to a reading)
HOMEWORK - Due Friday:
1) Hammurabi Background Questions
(complete sentences)
2) "say something" and answer questions for document A (complete sentences)
3) read document B and "say something"
(see Mesopotamia page for rules)
AGENDA:
Mesopotamia Quiz
  

10/26
SWBAT:
- read a document carefully
- "say something" (make a connection, ask a question, make a prediction, etc... related to a reading)
HOMEWORK - Due Friday:
1) Hammurabi Background Questions
(complete sentences)
2) "say something" and answer questions for document A (complete sentences)
3) read document B and "say something"
(see Mesopotamia page for rules)
AGENDA:
1) Sourcing documents and bias
2) Hammurabi's Code: Was it just?:
Document A - "say something" routine
10/25
SWBAT:
- debate justice
HOMEWORK:

Due Wednesday:  Read Hammurabi Background Essay and highlight

Due Thursday:
1) Empires of Mesopotamia Sequencing BF
2) Mesopotamia video sentences CORRECTED

Due Friday: Hammurabi Background Questions

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Thursday, 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:

1) How to fix video sentences (making connections between quotes and class)
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 Thursday):
1) finish Empires of Mesopotamia Sequencing BF
2) use Mesopotamia video notes to write complete sentences for each quote

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Thursday, 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
  

10/21
SWBAT:
- take notes from video
- identify the contributions and achievements made by the first civilizations located in ancient Mesopotamia
HOMEWORK (due Thursday):
use Mesopotamia video notes to write complete sentences for each quote - due Thursday

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Thursday, 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 (due Friday):
1) vocab # 4
2) read ch. 6 and complete ORC (online reading challenge)
3) Sumer Categorizing BF

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Thursday, 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:

1) Finish Empires of Mesopotamia Slideshow Notes
2) How to actively study for quiz
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) vocab # 4
2) read ch. 6 and complete ORC (online reading challenge)
3) Sumer Categorizing BF

Quiz (Agricultural Revolution & Mesopotamia) Thursday, 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:
- 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) vocab # 4
2) read ch. 6 and complete ORC (online reading challenge)
3) Sumer Categorizing BF
AGENDA:
1) Rubric (self grading vs teacher scoring)
2) Sumerian Artifact Presentations
3) Six Characteristics of Sumer: A Categorizing Frame Scavenger Hunt
10/17
SWBAT:
- identify the difference between observations & interpretations
- use ancient artifacts as evidence to explain why Sumer is considered a civilization
HOMEWORK (due Friday):
1) vocab # 4
2) read ch. 6 and complete ORC (online reading challenge)
3) Sumer Categorizing BF
AGENDA:
1) Discussion Rubric

2) Analyzing Ancient Sumerian Artifacts Activity  
10/14
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
- define the Six Characteristics of Civilization
- 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 Monday):
1) check answers for "Land Between Two Rivers" on Mesopotamia page
AGENDA:
1) finish Agricultural Revolution Notes
2) Land Between Two Rivers (read, questions, clip)
3) Six Characteristics of Civilization
10/13
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK (due Friday):
1) Vocab List # 3
2) Mesopotamia Map - see answer key on Mesopotamia page
___________________________________________________
Optional Assignments (Due Friday):
1) Agricultural Revolution Effects BF - template on Early Humans page
2) Ch. 3 online reading challenge (ORC)
AGENDA:
1) finish group presentations

2) Review Ch.3 questions

3) Agricultural Revolution Notes

10/11
SWBAT:
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
- explain how farming changed life for humans
HOMEWORK (due Friday):
1) Vocab List # 3
2) Mesopotamia Map - see answer key on Mesopotamia page
___________________________________________________
Optional Assignments (Due Friday):
1) Agricultural Revolution Effects BF - template on Early Humans page
2) Ch. 3 online reading challenge (ORC)
AGENDA:
1) review ch. 3 questions and "Mankind" video sentences using sentences starter:

(echo quote & question) is important or relates to farming because...(use ALL key details in your reasoning)

2) group presentations
10/7
SWBAT:
- use quotes to take notes while watching a movie
- explain how humans evolved from hunter/gatherers to farmers
HOMEWORK:
1) finish ch. 3 questions (due Tuesday)
2) finish "Mankind" sentences WS (due Tuesday) - link to film on Early Humans page
AGENDA:
1) rafting survey
2) "Mankind: The Story of All of Us
10/6
SWBAT:
- answer questions using a text, giving specific examples, and writing in complete sentences
HOMEWORK:
1) finish reading chapter/lesson 3 (due Friday)
2) finish ch. 3 questions (due Tuesday)
AGENDA:
1) HW/Notes Table of Contents (binder organization)
2) Online textbook: overview of main features
3) Ch. 3 questions
10/4
SWBAT:
- have a discussion about based on essential questions
- use notes to support claims with evidence
HOMEWORK (due Friday):
1) create History Alive online textbook account (see homepage of website for link)
2) read chapter/lesson 3
AGENDA:
Discussion Assessment # 1
(last 2 minutes = open forum)
SEPTEMBER 2016
9/30
SWBAT:
- write statements & questions responding to essential questions to prepare for upcoming class discussion assessment
- use notes to find evidence to support claims
HOMEWORK:
Finish discussion prep sheet for Early Human assessment TUES. 10/4
AGENDA:
1) Neo - Farming
2) Discussion prep (Intro, Brainstorm, Independent, Polish/Expand)
9/29 - Early Release
SWBAT:
- compare and contrast the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras
HOMEWORK:


Early Human assessment TUES. 10/4 - all missing work must be in by Friday!
AGENDA:

Review Paleo/New compare and contrast BF

9/28
SWBAT:
- explain/demonstrate how a timeline works
- compare and contrast the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday:
1) finish "Early Hominids" sequencing brainframe
2) go to website and complete Paleo/Neo compare/contrast BF

Early Human assessment TUES. 10/4 - all missing work must be in by Friday!
AGENDA:
1) BCE/CE notes
2) Paleo/New compare and contrast BF

 
9/27
SWBAT:
- use documents to answer an open response question (on-demand writing)
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday:
finish "Early Hominids" sequencing brainframe (BF)

Early Human assessment Friday 9/30 - all missing work must be in by Friday!
AGENDA:
Document Based Question (DBQ):
Why should I study history?

 

9/26
SWBAT:
- create a sequencing BF
- match the key details involved in the evolution of early man
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday:

finish "Early Hominids" sequencing brainframe (BF)
AGENDA:
1) Early Hominids BF
2) Check HW: Africa Map, 1.5 flash cards, Vocab # 2

 

9/23
SWBAT:
- identify key locations on a map
HOMEWORK:

Due Monday:
- vocab # 2
- Africa Map
AGENDA:
1) Finish Vocab # 2 definitions
2) Africa Map
  

9/22
SWBAT:
- identify and define types of dating and sources
- identify the key details involved in the evolution of early man
HOMEWORK:
Due Friday: SEE 9/21
Due Monday:
- vocab # 2
- Africa Map
AGENDA:
1) Historical Evidence/Types of Dating Notes
2) Early Hominids Chart using Ch. 2 (skip 2.5)
3) Start vocab # 2
 

9/21
SWBAT:
- identify and define types of dating and sources
- give examples for each type of source
HOMEWORK - Due Friday:
create new flash cards for the following words (use class notes):
  • Oral Tradition (give example)
  • Ruins (give example)
  • Primary Source (give example)
  • Secondary Source (give example)
  • Scientific Dating
  • Cultural Dating
AGENDA:

Historical Evidence/Types of Dating Notes
 

9/20
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:
- study vocab list # 1
- study ARDI notes
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
  

9/19
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:
study vocab list # 1
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
 

9/16
SWBAT:
- correctly complete a vocabulary assignment
HOMEWORK:

AGENDA:
1) Opening Student Survey
2) How to Answer Questions (notes)
  

9/15
SWBAT:
- correctly complete a vocabulary assignment
HOMEWORK:
complete vocab list # 1
AGENDA:
How to do vocabulary assignments
 

9/14
SWBAT:
- analyze data and advice from pervious 7th graders about being successful in social studies
HOMEWORK:

AGENDA:
Success in 7th grade social studies
1) Analysis
2) Presentations
   

9/13
SWBAT:
- outline the expectations of the class
HOMEWORK:
get class contract signed by parent/guardian
AGENDA:
1) New seats
2) Set up binders/tabs
3) Class expectations/contract clarification
  

9/12
SWBAT:
outline the expectations of the class
HOMEWORK:
get class contract signed by parent/guardian
AGENDA:
Class Contract - Year Overview
9/9
SWBAT:
- define Multiple Intelligences
- identify their strengths
HOMEWORK:

bring binder and 3 dividers to class on Monday
AGENDA:
1) Identifying Your Multiple Intelligences PowerPoint
2) Intelligences and You debriefing questions

9/8
SWBAT:
- create GoogleDocs folders for 7th grade
- define Multiple Intelligences
- rank learning preferences
HOMEWORK:

AGENDA:
1) Finish GoogleDocs folders
2) Identifying Your Multiple Intelligences PowerPoint & Survey

9/7
SWBAT:
- list technology expectations
- update passwords and log into GoogleDocs
- create GoogleDocs folders for 7th grade
HOMEWORK:

AGENDA:
Technology Orientation

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