2.13-17.17 (updated)

On These Days…

WORLD HISTORY:

  1. Students completed the Artifact/Trend Chart #1 using evidence from the packet and video notes. Students used their collected evidence to produce a mind map of the culture of the postwar America.
  2. Students began the second unit of World History by preparing for an archaeological “dig” at the Border Cave in South Africa. For the next few days students reviewed the basic of the Stone Age and principles of archaeology.
  3. Students read the article: “Early Human Culture” to prepare themselves for the artifacts they study at their first official “dig”.
    1. This assignment comes with a code & highlight analysis.
  4. Next is the race paragraph, to begin once the article is completed and analyzed.
  5. These assignments can be found at the main menu under “World History” under “Unit Two”.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. 4.4 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  2. 4.5 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  3. 4.6 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  4. NEW UNIT: Chapter 5 (pt. 1) (See URBAN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION up in the main menu for assignments)

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Classical Age: Roman Empire is PAST DUE
  2. Classical Age: Life in Rome is PAST DUE
  3. Classical Age: “True History” is PAST DUE
  4. Middle Ages: Characteristics is PAST DUE
  5. Middle Ages: Life in the Middle Ages is PAST DUE
  6. Middle Ages: “Beowulf” is PAST DUE
  7. Several students are completing the timeline of the Bronze Age, Classical Age and Middle Ages, which is a learning extension assignment.
  8. NEXT PROJECT: The Renaissance, which introduces the Scientific Age of Fiction, our next big unit. This is ready for students and is uploaded in our main menu.

2.6-10.17

On These Days…

WORLD HISTORY:

  1. Process of Discovery (pt 2)
    1. Students are to complete the See-Wonder-Think-Sketch handout (front and back) for 6 artifacts from the packet of 41 artifacts. PAST DUE 2.10.17
    2. Students are to complete a regular See-Wonder-Think in their notebooks for the remaining 35 artifacts. PAST DUE 2.10.17
    3. Students will watch the documentary “The 50s” and complete the video note assignment. PAST DUE 2.10.17
    4. Students will fill out their Artifact/Trend Chart #1 using evidence from the packet and video.
    5. Students will use their collected evidence to produce a mind map of the culture of the postwar America.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. 4.3 is PAST DUE but still need to be completed.
  2. 4.4 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  3. 4.5 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  4. 4.6 is PAST DUE (If this is the station they are working on it will be their last and will need to move on to chapter 5.)
  5. NEW UNIT: Chapter 5 (pt. 1)
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HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Classical Age: Roman Empire is PAST DUE
  2. Classical Age: Life in Rome is PAST DUE
  3. Classical Age: “True History” is PAST DUE
  4. Middle Ages: Characteristics is PAST DUE
  5. Middle Ages: Feudalism is due 2.13.17
  6. Middle Ages: “Beowulf” is due 2.15.17

1.30-2.3.17

This Week…

WORLD HISTORY:

  1. Process of Discovery (pt 2)
    1. Students are to complete the See-Wonder-Think-Sketch handout (front and back) for 6 artifacts from the packet of 41 artifacts.
    2. Students are to complete a regular See-Wonder-Think in their notebooks for the remaining 35 artifacts.
    3. Both are due 2.1.17, end of class.
    4. Students will fill out their Artifact/Trend Chart #1
    5. Students will watch the documentary “The 50s” and complete the video note assignment.
    6. Evidence from the video will be entered into the Artifact/Trend Chart #1.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. 4.3 is PAST DUE but still need to be completed.
  2. 4.4 is PAST DUE
  3. 4.5 is TBA
  4. 4.6 is TBA

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Classical Age: Roman Empire is PAST DUE
  2. Classical Age: Life in Rome is PAST DUE
  3. Classical Age: “True History” is PAST DUE
  4. Middle Ages: Characteristics is due 2. 1.17
  5. Middle Ages: Feudalism is due 2.3.17
  6. Middle Ages: “Beowulf” is due 2.7.17

1.24-27.17

On These Days…

WORLD HISTORY:

  1. Our first assignment is due Thursday by the end of class. (please see the assignment in the main menu under WORLD HISTORY. Click on Process of Discovery pt. 1)
  2. Two things are PAST DUE:
    1. SEE, WONDER, THINK
    2. RACE paragraph.
      1. Students can choose option a or option b

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. 4.1 – 4.3 are overdue but still need to be completed.
  2. 4.4 is due 1.26.17 (PAST DUE)
  3. 4.5 is due 1.31.17 (next Tuesday)
  4. 4.6 is due 2.3.16 (next Friday)

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Classical Age: Roman Empire is PAST DUE
  2. Classical Age: Life in Rome is PAST DUE
  3. Classical Age: “True History” is due 1.30.17
  4. Middle Ages: Characteristics is due 2. 1.17
  5. Middle Ages: Feudalism is due 2.3.17
  6. Middle Ages: “Be0wulf” is due 2.7.17

1.23.17 (new semester/3rd quarter)

On This Day…

WORLD HISTORY:

  1. We discussed/reviewed the Process of Discovery.
  2. You can find part 1 of the PDF for this unit in the main menu above under World History.
  3. We stopped with the handout of three toy guns from the 1950s and will review and resume from there tomorrow.

 

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. We pressed on, discussing 4.3. Turning in some late work which can only be accepted before noon 1.24.17 (tomorrow.)
  2. We will focus on completing chapter 4.4, 4.5, & 4.6 by next Friday 2.3.17.

 

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

We discussed the Bronze Age, Sumerians and Gilgamesh and how all three tied together, including its very loose connection to science fiction.

 

Revised: 1.17-20.17 (FINAL WEEK )

During this week…

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This is the end of the second grading period. We are soon halfway through the school year.

WA STATE HISTORY:

By the end of the week, 1.20.17, all five stations of exploration must be complete. No late work will be accepted. These assignments and their deadlines have been posted here and discussed each day of each week since Halloween. (New students in January are not held accountable for these deadlines and are assessed on an individual basis.)

On Monday, 1.23.17, World History will be begin.

WORLD STUDIES (REVISED):

We are attempting to complete our chapter four scientific research project on the Great Lakes. Our goal for the end of the grading period is to complete stations 4.1 – 4.3 by 1.20.17. The remaining stations (4.4 – 4.6) will be completed during the new grading period starting 1.23.17. Our goal is to have the remaining stations completed by 2.3.17 so we can all begin together our Urban Planning & Development Project the first full week of February.


THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

Our Bronze Age station is due no later than 1.20.17. Missing work will be reflected on the report card. (New students in January are not held accountable for these deadlines and are assessed on an individual basis.)

11.28-12.20 (updated)

On These days…

WA STATE HISTORY:

With the entry station long out of the way for most students, we are attacking the next three before Christmas break begins on 12.20.16. All three (Lewis & Clark; Fur Trade; Christian Missionaries) need to be completed by 12.19 in order to have the remaining station (Oregon Trail) completed upon return from Christmas break. There are informal deadlines along the way to ensure students are staying on task. The 2nd station should have been completed by 11.23.16. The 3rd station should be finished by 12.7.16. The 4th by 12.19.16. The final station, Pioneers & The Oregon Trail, is due 1.20.17. All 5 stations need to be completed no later than Jan 20th. (Please see the main menu for these assignments.)

For those who finish the 5 stations early, additional exploratory research into the covered material is provided.

WORLD STUDIES:

As more students complete the chapter 3 game journal and exit poster, we are ramping up our participation in our next major project: The Great Lakes Scientific Research Project. This will take many weeks to finish, perhaps into next quarter if needed. (Please see the main menu for these assignments.) Many students have completed stations 41., 4.2 and 4.3.

3 students still have not completed their chapter 3 game journal. This must be completed by the time we come back from Christmas break.

THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

The “What is Fantasy Fiction?” work station is long past due, but can still be completed for full credit. However, we are pressing on in our study of science fiction’s history by researching the development of fantasy fiction and how it slowly gave birth to science fiction. Currently students are exploring The Bronze Age, with two more to be explored: The Classical Age and The Middle Ages. (Please see the main menu for these assignments.)

Several students have finished the Bronze Age project and have begun the Classical Age project.

11.21-23.16

WA STATE HISTORY:

  1. Many students are STILL finishing the Entry Point Station: Sea and Land Explorers. This was due 11.10.16. It will be a zero in the grade book until it is completed.
  2. Those finished are completing the next of three stations: Lewis & Clark, The Fur Trade or Christian Missionaries. These three stations must be completed by 12.19.16.
    1. Video and Handout links to these stations can be found in the main menu.
    2. To maintain timely use of class time, a zero will be entered in the grade book if one of the three stations is not turned in by 11.23.16, and will stay a zero until completed.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. Students are working on the 3.4-3.8 map game and journal. This is due 11.23.16.
  2. The Exit Poster for Chapter 3 is due 11.30.16.
  3. Students who have completed ch. 3 assignments and projects are beginning chapter 4 Great Lakes Scientific Research Project. Access to the first 2 research stations can be found at the top menu of this website.

THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Some are wrapping up the Story Station for “There Will Come Soft Rains”.
  2. We beginning a new direction in the class. How did science fiction start?

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For the next several weeks we will explore how sci-fi started by exploring its beginnings as Fantasy Fiction, beginning with The Bronze Age. Access to this unit can be found in the main menu of this website: THE (REAL) HISTORY OF SCI-FI.

11.14-18.16

On These Days…

WA STATE HISTORY:

  1. Many students are working on Entry Point Station: Sea and Land Explorers. This was due 11.10.16, last week. It will be a zero in the grade book until it is completed.
  2. Those finished may start with the next of three stations: Lewis & Clark, The Fur Trade or Christian Missionaries. These three stations must be completed by 12.19.16.
    1. Video and Handout links to these stations can be found in the main menu.
    2. To maintain timely use of class time, a zero will be entered in the gradebook if one of the three stations is not turned in by 11.23.16, and will stay a zero until completed.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. Several students are struggling to get get caught up with late work, mostly 3.1-3.3. [UPDATE: all students have completed the 3.1 writing assignment!]
  2. Others are working on the 3.4-3.8 map game and journal. This is due 11.18.16
  3. The Exit Poster for Chapter 3 is due next Wednesday, 11.23.16.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Students continue working through the story station for “There Will Come Soft Rains”
    1. Setting-Plot handout is past due
    2. Character Map is past due
    3. Finding the Theme handout will be past due 11.10.16
    4. Connecting to History is due 11.15.16
    5. Thematic Analysis is due 11.18.16
  2. Students finishing this station are turning their attention to our next big shift.
    1. (SEE “The (real) History of Sci-Fi” in the main menu.)

11.7-10.16

On These Days…

WA STATE HISTORY:

  1. Many students are working on Entry Point Station: Sea and Land Explorers. This is due 11.10.16
  2. Those finished may start with the next of three stations: Lewis & Clark, The Fur Trade or Christian Missionaries. These three stations must be completed by 12.19.16.
    1. Video and Handout links to these stations can be found in the main menu.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. Several students are struggling to get get caught up with late work, mostly 3.1-3.3.
  2. Others are working on the 3.4-3.8 map game and journal.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

  1. Students continue working through the story station for “There Will Come Soft Rains”
    1. Setting-Plot handout is past due
    2. Character Map is past due
    3. Finding the Theme handout will be past due 11.10.16
    4. Connecting to History is due 11.15.16
    5. Thematic Analysis is due 11.18.16