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

10/31 – 11/4

On This Day…

WA STATE HISTORY:

We have started our Stations of Exploration. Please go to the main menu above and find the link. Inside you will find a PDF file that you can load, which will take you through the five stations (Sea & Land Explorers, Lewis & Clark, The Fur Trade, Christian Missionaries, and Pioneers & The Oregon Trail). Students should complete these in 6-8 weeks. Included in this page are the optional video links that accompany some of these optional assignments. Please note some assignments are mandatory.

WORLD STUDIES:

We continue with chapter 3, explorations of Canada’s 5 regions.

Stage 1 covers 3.1-3.3:

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Stage 2: 3.4-3.8 Map Station Game Activity. In this station students must keep a game journal. Here are the instructions:

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  2. Version 2:  capable-reader-game

HISTORY OF SCI-FI:

Please see the above menu for the STORY STATION: “There Will Come Soft Rains”. Several students began this reading activity last week.

10.24-27.16 (Last Week of the Quarter)

On This Day…

WA STATE HISTORY:

  1. Plateau Indian projects are due no later than Friday 10.28.16. No late will be accepted after this date.

WORLD STUDIES:

  1. Thematic Map Projects are past due. They will be accepted until Friday only.
  2. Those finished are working on Chapter 3 assignments. Click on the slideshow below for those.

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HISTORY OF SCI-FI:

  1. All work, late or not, is due no later than 10.28.16.
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