12/20/13

Half-Day (“A” schedule)

US HISTORY: (periods 1,2, 4)

We watched a History Channel documentary: “Christmas Unwrapped.”

WORLD STUDIES: (period 3)

Student of the Month Assembly

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! WE’LL BE BACK ON JANUARY 6TH!

12/19/13

US HISTORY:

“Preachers Stir Colonists into a Frenzy”

1) What does it imply about the colonial religion?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.6. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up the colonial view of religion.

“New England Schools Lack Spelling, Reading and Arithmetic”

1) What does it imply about colonial schools?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.7. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up the colonial view of education.

“American Wives Say They Work Harder Than Servants”

1) What does it imply about the colonial families?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.8. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up colonial families.

“Colonists Use Honeybees to Get Work Done”

1) What does it imply about colonial work habits?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.9. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up colonial work ethics?

WORLD STUDIES:

OUTLINE: 3. Support it: What three examples will I use? “To prove the Northern Region of Canada is harsh, difficult and frozen, I will use as my examples the highest summer temperature is 57 degrees, they live in igloos for homes, and there are few jobs.”

Main Body (paragraph):

1. In the first sentence, introduce your first piece of evidence. Begin with a sentence stem: according to, one of many, to understand, for example, in addition to that, one can see

2. After you introduce the example, you need to show it. “For example, the highest summer temperature in the Northern Region is 57 degrees.”

3. In the second sentence, explain the example so the reader understands how it supports your big point. “This not only means that summers are cool, it also means that summers are short and winters are very long and cold.”

 

 

 

 

 

12/18/13

US HISTORY:

“Colonists Ignore Principles of Self-Government”

1) What does the headline imply about the colonists’ view of government?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.4 Rights of Colonists. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up the colonial view of government.

“African Merchants Make Fortunes Trading Cloth for Rum”

1) What does the headline imply about how slaves lived?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.5 Life of African Americans. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up the life of African Americans in the colonies.

WORLD STUDIES:

Use your outline from yesterday (hook it/state it) to write the following paragraph:

INTRODUCTION (paragraph):

1. In the first sentence introduce your subject. How? Grab the reader’s attention with a hook. Mention a unique feature, like climate, housing or economic activity. You do this in a statement or by asking a question. Keep it brief. Don’t explain too much. Do not mention the name of the subject!

2. In the second sentence reveal more about your subject. Mention its name.

3. In the third and final sentence, state your big point as the last sentence of your introduction. (this is in your outline!)

 Due end of class. (It’s homework!)

12/17/13

US HISTORY:

Today we started the process of collecting evidence for a writing project we will start after Christmas break.

“Study Shows Farmers Spend Several Hours Playing Cards Each Day”

1) What does the headline imply about how farmers use their time?

2) Close-read as a class 4.2 Life on a Farm. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up farm life in the colonies.

“Unemployment Rises in Cities–Colonists Return to England”

1) What does the headline imply about the colonial cities?

2) Close-read in your groups 4.3 Life in Cities. How accurate is the headline?

3) Write a new headline that accurately sums up life in colonial cities.

WORLD STUDIES:

Today we finished our outlines for our essay on Canada’s Northern Region. We used the following format:

1. Hook it: What subject is my evidence all about?

“My essay is about _________________.”

2. State it: What big point do I want to make about the subject?

“__(subject)_______ is ____(big point)_____.”

3. Support it: What three examples will I use?

“To prove ______(big point)______ I will use as my examples _________________, _________________, and _________________.”

4. Conclude it: How do I remind the reader about the big point I was trying to make?

“As I have shown you, _________________.”

12/16/13

US HISTORY:

“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.”

Read the entire compact. Answer the following questions with complete sentences using direct quotes from the text as part of your answer. To zero in on the correct answers, use the quoted text in the questions to help you.

1.) For what reasons was it undertaken to “plant the first colony in…Virginia”?

2.) For what type of government do the Pilgrims “covenant and combine” themselves into, and for what purpose?

3.) What will this government “enact, constitute and frame”, and why?

WORLD STUDIES:

Please close-read about the climate (3.6), housing (3.7), and economic activity (3.8) of the Northern Region. Please provide at least two examples each for climate, housing and economic activity. Write your answers in complete sentences!

Use the information from Friday’s assignment to begin an outline for writing an essay.

1. Hook it: What subject is my evidence all about?

“My essay is about _________________.”

2. State it: What big point do I want to make about the subject?

“__(subject)_______ is ____(big point)_____.”

3. Support it: What three examples will I use?

“To prove _________________ I will use as my examples _________________, _________________, and _________________.”

4. Conclude it: How do I remind the reader about the big point I was trying to make?

“As I have shown you, _________________.”

 We will finish this assignment on Tuesday.

12/13/13

US HISTORY:

Finished and handed in the vocabulary assignment for chapter 4.

WORLD STUDIES:

Please close-read about the climate (3.6), housing (3.7), and economic activity (3.8) of the Northern Region.

Please provide at least two examples each for climate, housing and economic activity.

Write your answers in complete sentences!

 

12/12/13

US HISTORY:

Outlined Chapter 4 in our reading journals and began the vocabulary assignment for chapter 4.

WORLD STUDIES:

Review yesterday’s assignment (3.9): 

1.) Explain what climate zones are most likely to be found inside the global ecumene.

2.) What physical features are most likely to reside outside the global ecumene?

3.) How do people outside the global ecumene survive?

 

 

12/11/13

US HISTORY:

Completing Monday’s assignment. Due today. (See 12/9/13)

WORLD STUDIES:

We discussed 3.9 reading assignment, which was homework, and we handed it in. We next began 3.10 reading assignment.

Quietly read section 3.10 and study the map. Discuss possible answers to the following questions. Answer them in complete sentences.

1.) Explain what climate zones are most likely to be found inside the global ecumene.

2.) What physical features are most likely to reside outside the global ecumene?

3.) How do people outside the global ecumene survive?

 If it is not completed, it is homework.

 

 

12/9/13

US HISTORY:

Read sections 3.3-3.10. Describe in complete sentences the key features of each colony.

COLONY: (Name here)

Reasons for settlement (found in text):

Religion (found in sidebar):

Economy (found in sidebar):

Geography and Climate (found in sidebar):

Settlers (found in sidebar):

Government (found in sidebar):

WORLD STUDIES:

Homework assignment:

Reading Question: If ecumene is a region suitable for permanent settlement, what challenges to do the aborigines of Australia face as they live in remote deserts outside the ecumene? What benefit do they enjoy?

Quietly read section 3.9. Look for keywords like aborigine and desert. Discuss possible answers with your group. Please write down your answer in complete sentences before turning it in.