Happy Trimester 2 :)
Week of 12/12 - 12/16
Monday - WARM UP: Number 1 - 13 on your warm up and fill in the postal abbreviation or write it out using this map. Then we practiced some more identifying the colonies using the online "Seterra Game". Practice at home! After that we used our notes to review by playing Kahoot! If you missed out and wand to review schedule a time before or after school or at lunch. Test Thursday/Friday!
Tuesday - WARM UP: Students wrote down the 4 questions that they answered at the end of class:
Wednesday - WARM UP: Students watched the flocabulary video (you will have to watch it at school when you return - there is a special log in) and reviewed the key ideas of the Declaration of the Independence. Then in class students played a review game for the test Thursday. HW: Test Thursday and Friday. Use the resources to the right to help you study! Here is a study guide.
Week of 12/5 - 12/9
Monday - WARM UP: Watch the video clips and answer the questions. 1) Battle of Trenton video - What was Washington's strategy at Trenton? 2) Battle of Saratoga video - What happened at Saratoga, NY? Why does this matter? Then students reviewed Section 4 of the notes and completed the readings/notes for Section 5 and 6. Use the resources on the right to help.
Tuesday - WARM UP: Watch the video clips and answer the questions. 1) Life at Valley Forge video - What was life like a Valley Forge? Provide a specific example. 2) Battle of Yorktown video - What happened at Yorktown? Why did the British surreneder? Then students reviewed Section 6 of the notes and completed the readings/notes for Section 7 and 8. Use the resources on the right to help. Finally students began drawing their "simile" for the American Revolution. An example is on page 4 of the blue "Information Master". In your notes, there are directions/a checklist for how you will be graded on page 8 under "Processing". HW: Bring your Yearlong Project Folder to class - we are researching Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday - WARM UP: Watch the video clip and answer the question. 1) Impact video - What was the global impact of the American Revolution? What effect did the American Revolution have on the rest of the world? Then students completed their notes and the "simile" for the American Revolution. An example is on page 4 of the blue "Information Master". In your notes, there are directions/a checklist for how you will be graded on page 8 under "Processing". HW: Bring your Yearlong Project Folder to class - we are researching Thursday and Friday. American Revolution simile due Friday/Monday at latest!
Thursday - WARM UP: Skim the historical context handout and answer the question - what is historical context? Then in class we reviewed and talked about examples of historical context. For example: if you were reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" would it be helpful to understand what Christmas is? Would it be helpful to understand the Grinch's history? Then students filled out the top right part of the handout: topic, timeframe and major location(s) for their project. They also answered one of the six questions as a "ticket to the library". We researched for the rest of class, about 30 minutes, in the library. You should have about 4-5 source cards and 15 notecards. HW: Turn in your Amerian Revolution simile Friday or Monday at the latest!
Friday - WARM UP: Students wrote down the 4 questions that they answered at the end of class:
We reserached for about 40 minutes. You should have 6 source cards and about 20+ notecards. Remember you have a Yearlong Project Folder in Google Drive with all handouts/rubrics/timelines through the end of December. Initial grades are going in. HW: Turn in your Amerian Revolution simile Friday or Monday at the latest! Test on the American Revolution next Thursday/Friday!
Week of 11/29 - 12 /2
Monday - No school for students
Tuesday - WARM UP:
Wednesday - WARM UP: Read the prompt and respond. John Adams once said, "America is a great unwieldy (unmangeable) body. Its progress must be slow." WHAT DO YOU THINK ADAMS MEANT BY THIS? DESCRIBE A CURRENT EVENT THAT PROVES THE STATEMENT TRUE OR FALSE. The rest of class students passed back papers and reflected on Trimester 1 using this handout.
Thursday - NO WARM UP. Students completed the "Preview" on page 1 of the Interactive Notebook. Then student went outside to play Capture the Flag. **IF you missed class make sure you complete the notes when you return and pick up the blue "Information Master" because it explains the entire game.
Friday - WARM UP: Using your notes and the blue "Information Master" answer the prompt: Describe how the Capture the Flag game related to the American Revolution. Then students began using the reading (top right) to fill out their notes. **ALSO students finished their trimester 1 SS reflections and put it in their Student Led Conference Folder along with a couple pieces of SS work.
TEST ON THE EVENTS LEADING UP TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!!