2/28/14

US HISTORY:

Completing yesterday’s 8.1 reading assignment. Due at end of class for discussion. Answers go in reading journal.

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd period: Outlining chapter 5 in reading journals

8th period: Discussing concept of urban development, using topographical maps of Phoenix, Arizona. Discussing concepts of urban core, urban fringe and rural fringe.

2/27/14

US HISTORY:

We did a review of the last four chapters.

We played a game where the class pretended to be the new government of a new nation and attempted to vote on certain items, such as name of the country, national song and national food. This simulated the difficulties that the Congress faced under the Articles of Confederation. Each class could rarely come to a consensus on any vote.

We took notes on the following in our chapter eight reading journals:

Challenges faced by Congress under its first constitution after independence:

• Congress was composed of 13 states.

• Each state had one vote in Congress.

• Congress dealt with many problems, such as how to develop the western lands acquired from the British after the war.

• Congress failed to resolve disputes between states over taxes and boundaries.

• Many citizens were concerned that the government was too weak.

 We then began 8.1, which we will finish in class tomorrow:

• What task did state leaders face after the war’s end?

• Why did most members of the Continental Congress fear a strong central government?

• “On paper, the Articles of Confederation gave Congress several powers.” What are these?

• “In reality…these powers were limited…” Explain how.

WORLD STUDIES:

(3rd Period): 

Using the information you have collected, explain how freshwater shortages are hurting countries around the world. Explain your answer in ONE of the following ways:

1) Paragraph (sentences) 3 examples

2) Cartoon Strip (drawings, text, characters) 3 examples

(8th Period): We did reading journal outlines for Chapter 5.

2/25/14

US HISTORY:

Completed yesterday’s reading journal assessment.

Began journaling for Unit 3 overview, chapters 8-9.

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd period: Assembly

8th period:

Reading Journal review. 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6: What have I learned?

Quietly, or with a partner, read section 4.7, including graphics and pictures.

• Find 3-5 direct quotes that shows the problems countries face in managing freshwater ecosystems around the world. Explain these quotes in your own words.

Student Talk: What strategies can I use to help me complete this assignment?

Using the information you have collected, explain how freshwater shortages are hurting countries around the world. Explain your answer in ONE of the following ways:

1) Paragraph (sentences) 2-3 examples

2) Cartoon Strip (drawings, text, characters) 2-3 examples

2/24/14

US HISTORY:

Use your chapter 5 & 6 reading journals and explain how the colonists went from loyalists to rebels who declared their independence with pen and sword.

Explain your answer in ONE of the following ways:

1) Paragraph (Sentences): 4-5 examples

2) Graphic (words, phrases, sentences, pictures, and symbols, numbers, shapes): 3-4 examples

3) Cartoon (panel art, text, characters, setting): 3-4 examples

 Due tomorrow.

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd Period: Reading Journal review. 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6: What have I learned?

Quietly, or with a partner, read section 4.7, including graphics and pictures.

• Find 3-5 direct quotes that shows the problems countries face in managing freshwater ecosystems around the world. Explain these quotes in your own words.

Student Talk: What strategies can I use to help me complete this assignment?

 

Using the information you have collected, explain how freshwater shortages are hurting countries around the world. Explain your answer in ONE of the following ways:

1) Paragraph (sentences) 2-3 examples

2) Cartoon Strip (drawings, text, characters) 2-3 examples

8th Period: Revised first drafts of paragraphs using checklist. Final drafts due today. 

 

2/21/14

US HISTORY:

Film Quiz

Use examples from your notes to clearly show how the Colonial army changed from a band of undisciplined, unorganized men to a skilled and determined army who defeated the world’s greatest military superpower, Great Britain.

 

Explain your answer in ONE of the following ways:

1) Paragraph (Sentences): 3-4 examples

2) Graphic (words, phrases, sentences, pictures, and symbols, numbers, shapes): 2-3 examples

3) Cartoon (panel art, text, characters, setting): 2-3 examples

 WORLD STUDIES:

Our free-day period today in appreciation for their participation in the Smarter Balance Assessment three weeks ago. We resume on Monday.

2/20/14

US HISTORY:

Completed film and discussed film notes.

WORLD STUDIES:

(3rd P): Revised first draft paragraphs using a checklist. Final drafts written and turned in.

(8th P): 

“Based on your research of direct quotes in your two-sided journal, is the region of the Great Lakes improving, or is it still in terrible shape?”

Explain your answer in a paragraph. State your big point and explain it using a direct quote and an indirect quote from your collected evidence. Cite your evidence.

 

First draft due today

 

2/19/14

US HISTORY:

Chapter 6 Reading Journal: “What have I learned?”

In a few sentences each, explain in your READING JOURNAL what you remember about the following:

• 6.3: Olive Branch Petition & Common Sense

• 6.4: The Declaration of Independence

• 6.5: Jefferson’s anti-slavery passage

Learning Target: Understand how the colonists went from a disorganized band of militia men to a skilled and determined army able to defeat the world’s greatest military superpower.

Watch film: America, the story of us: Revolution

1. What serious obstacles does the colonial army face?

2. What tactics do colonial militias use in the American Frontier to bring the British army to its knees?

3. How did foreigner Major General von Stueben aid the colonial armies?

4. What tactic did Washington use to get the upper hand on the British Armies?

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd period:

“Based on your research of direct quotes in your two-sided journal, is the region of the Great Lakes improving, or is it still in terrible shape?”

Explain your answer in a paragraph. State your big point and explain it using a direct quote and an indirect quote from your collected evidence. Cite your evidence.

8th period:

• A indirect quote is when you take what someone said–from an interview, book, movie or song–and summarize it in your own words.

• When using an indirect quote in your own writing, you must always explain who said it, including the source and page number.

• Rewrite the direct quotes you’ve collected in your own words in the summary column of your two sided-journal.

• How are the conditions of pollution (4.4), invasive species (4.5) and habitat loss (4.6) improving in the Great Lakes’ region?

• Record 1-2 examples each and put them in your two-sided journal.

• Do these examples show improvement?

• Cite the chapter & section and page number.

• Summarize them.

 

 

 

 

2/18/14

US HISTORY:

Final versions of political sketches due today.

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd period: 

• How are the conditions of pollution (4.4), invasive species (4.5) and habitat loss (4.6) improving in the Great Lakes’ region?

• Record 1-2 examples each and put them in your two-sided journal.

• Do these examples show improvement?

• Cite the chapter & section and page number.

• Summarize them.

8th period:

Find 1 or 2 direct quotes that show how Invasive Species (4.5) & Habitat Loss (4.6) are affecting the Great Lakes’ ecosystem. Record them in your two-sided journal. Cite chapter/section and page number.

 

• A indirect quote is when you take what someone said–from an interview, book, movie or song–and summarize it in your own words.

• When using an indirect quote in your own writing, you must always explain who said it, including the source and page number.

 

• Summarize the direct quotes you’ve collected into your own words. Put these on the right hand side of the journal.

 

2/14/14

US HISTORY:

Revising rough sketches:

What do we focus on in order to move our rough sketch from 5-6,7-8 to 9-10?

1. Cartoon should express a strong opinion on the issue of slavery, as addressed in 6.5. (What is the cartoon’s overall message about slavery?)

2. Cartoon needs Northern & Southern Delegates and African Slave expressing their POV on slavery. (How are the characters contributing to the message in what they say and do?)

3. Cartoon needs setting (background, clothing, etc.) to set the time period in 1775. (How do I add this element?)

Final sketch is due end of class on Tuesday.

WORLD STUDIES:

Find 1 or 2 direct quotes that show how Invasive Species (4.5) are affecting the Great Lakes’ ecosystem. Record them in your two-sided journal. Cite chapter/section and page number.

Student Talk:

1. Where in 4.5 can we close-read for direct quotes on Invasive Species affecting the Great Lakes?

(find 1 or 2 direct quotes)

2. Are these quotes showing how Invasive Species affects the Great Lakes?

3. Have we properly cited the quote’s source and page #?

Repeat the previous steps to find 1 or 2 direct quotes showing how Habitat Loss (4.6) is affecting the Great Lakes’ ecosystem.

• A indirect quote is when you take what someone said–from an interview, book, movie or song–and summarize it in your own words.

• When using an indirect quote in your own writing, you must always explain who said it, including the source and page number.

• Rewrite the direct quotes you’ve collected in your own words in the summary column of your two sided-journal.