Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

June 1, 2015

Essential Question: How did Islam originate and spread over time?

Video of the Week:
History Channel: Muhammad the Prophet
https://youtu.be/7w4TH-giaps

Tuesday: 6/2/15 and Wednesday: 6/3/15
  1. Create Key Term flash cards : Muhammad, Muslim, Mecca, prophet, Ka'bah, Qur'an, mosque, imam

  2. Read and highlight main ideas in the Islam packet
  3. Muhammad the Prophet video notes
HW: Quiz on Islam (Friday June 5th)

Monday: June 1, 2015
  1. Collect ISN pages 254 - 255.
  2. Introduction: The Five Pillars of Islam

HW: Quiz on Islam (Friday June 5th)


Week of May 25, 2015

Christianity Quiz on Thursday
HW: ISN pages 248 - 250 should be completed and used as your study guide. Ch. 36 Quiz on Thursday5/28.

Week of May 18, 2015

Ancient Rome Video (Khan Academy): https://youtu.be/VAgA6G75XsI
TCI Chapter 36 Notes: This is from my class lecture on the key ideas of TCI: Chapter 36 - The Origins and Spread of Christianity

Thursday: 5/21/15
  1. The Story of Christianity: https://youtu.be/pKr2G5fYdi8
  2. Finish Picto-Word and ISN pages 248-250.
  3. Complete Ch. 36 Reading Challenge (online TCI). This will be taken for a grade. You MAY use your text book to help you.
HW: ISN pages 248 - 250 should be completed today, if not finish for homework. Ch. 36 Quiz on Thursday5/28.

Tuesday: 5/19/15 and Wednesday 5/20/15
  1. Video Clip: The Rise of the Roman Empire https://youtu.be/osaCRlsRvk0
  2. Note-taking: See the TCI Ch. 36 Power Point file above if you miss anything due to testing
  3. Work time: Choose in order
    1. check page 236 using Answer Key and turn in to basket
    2. Complete ISN pgs.248 - 250
    3. Pictoword
HW: ISN pages 248-250 + PictoWord due 5/21

Monday: 5/11/15
  1. Finish ISN pages 236 and check with answer key
  2. Check objective part of Ch. 25 & 26 Test
  3. Work on Pictoword assignment (due Thursday 5/21/15)
  4. View "Ancient Rome" video clip above
HW: PictoWord due 5/21


Week of May 11, 2015

Greek Government video: https://youtu.be/4JWGBMAgjq
VIDEO: Rise & Fall of Rome time lapsed: https://youtu.be/osaCRlsRvk0
"Free-Range" Assignment: Picto-Word Assignment (due Thursday 5/21)



Friday: 5/14/15
  1. Check objective portion of test
  2. ISN pages 236. Use text book pages 353 - 355 to help you complete this assignment
  3. Start this week's CHALLENGE WORK
HW: ISN pg. 236

Thursday: 5/14/15
TEST DAY - NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT

Wednesday: 5/13/15
Completing the study guide.


Practice map for Greece physical features:

HW: Prepare for chapter 25 & 26 Test on Thursday: 5/14. Write a practice 5-paragraph essay answering the Essential Question: How did geography influence settlement and way of life in ancient Greece?


Tuesday: 5/12/15
Complete ISN pages 184 & 185 and check them.
HW: Key Term Flash cards for chapter 26 + Chapter 25 & 26 Test on Thursday: 5/14

Monday: 5/11/15
Types of Government in ancient Greece: note-taking

HW: Chapter 25 & 26 Test on Thursday: 5/14


Week of May 4, 2015

Essential Question: How did geography influence settlement and way of life in ancient Greece?
https://youtu.be/4JWGBMAgjqs

Monday: 5/4/15
HW: Watch the 9-minute video on the Geography of Greece. Copy and answer the three comprehension questions in your SS notebook. Due Wednesday. https://youtu.be/5FVpL4ma8nQ



Week of April 27, 2015

Videos of the Week:

https://youtu.be/eZ5Bu-eqVZM
https://youtu.be/IndRAsYX4W4
https://youtu.be/oaPArd_6XWw

Monday 4/27/15 ---Thursday 4/30/15
  1. Complete the Silk Road journal (processing activity - use ISN p172 questions.)

2. Begin "Processing" page (p. 172 in ISN + add "How did the Silk Road promote an exchange of goods and ideas?")

HW: Silk Road journal due Thursday


Week of April 20, 2015 [Friday, April 24th is the Silk Road simulation]

Essential Question: How did the Silk Road promote an exchange of goods and ideas?

Wednesday 4/22/15 & Thursday 4/23/15:
  1. Work on responsibilities for the Silk Road simulation.
    Complete "The Spread of Religious Beliefs" in Caliope booklet.
HW: do your assigned responsibility for your Silk Road clan.

Tuesday: 4/21/15
1?)
  • trading items (~ 12 items)
  • crests & clothing choices (optional)
  • fun facts for your clan according to origin
  • language skills (hello, good-bye, thank you)
HW: do your assigned responsibility for your Silk Road clan.

Monday: 4/20/15
HW: ISN pg. 168 (1-3 only) + Know key terms


Friday: 4/17/15

Overview video: http://www.history.co.uk/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/videos/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us-the-silk-road

1.) https://youtu.be/vn3e37VWc0k
2.) https://youtu.be/vfe-eNq-Qyg
a.) https://youtu.be/neFd2PeI7wg

Extra Challenge
2.) https://youtu.be/vn3e37VWc0k

3.) https://youtu.be/LowP8zYHDYA

4.) https://youtu.be/LowP8zYHDYA?list=RDLowP8zYHDYA





Thursday: 4/16/15

Video of the Week:https://youtu.be/OusKEeUQbgI?list=PL103D019EAAB89CC9
https://youtu.be/neFd2PeI7wg
  1. Read pages 2 - 13
  2. CHALLENGE WORK: Complete ONE of the activities for the Silk Road booklet:





ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Research Project due April 1, 2015

Week of March 30, 2015

  1. Finish up research project.

  2. ISN PAGES 132 - 134 ARE DUE TUESDAY APRIL 14TH.
  3. Watch parts 1 & 2 of Engineering an Empire - China.

1. Part One: Engineering an Empire - CHINA
https://youtu.be/ux5g3yfI-gM

2. Part Two: Engineering an Empire - CHINA
https://youtu.be/hSOdv-2InF8

HW: NO HOMEWORK unless you did not finish your research project - FINISH IT PLEASE.

Week of March 23, 2015

video of the week: https://youtu.be/f4XSgLMEFoc


Wednesday: 3/25/15
1. Map-making with your team
HW: Research project - What do YOU need to do by April 1st due date?

Tuesday: 3/24/15
Research Work Day - Please go to the Wacky Research Project page for today's lesson.
HW: Research project - What do YOU need to do by April 1st due date?

Monday: 3/23/15
Map-making with your team

HW: Research project - What do YOU need to do by April 1st due date?


Week of March 16, 2015

Video of the week: http://youtu.be/znM9YD2J3Cw


Thursday: 3/19/15
Research Work Day - Please go to the Wacky Research Project page for today's lesson.
HW: Research project - cite your sources using Easybib.

Wednesday: 3/18/15
Map-making Teams: Making a topographical map of China.
HW: Research project - cite your sources using Easybib.

Tuesday: 3/17/15
Research Work Day - Please go to the Wacky Research Project page for today's lesson.
HW: ISN page 136
Monday: 3/16/15
  1. Chapter 16 Quiz
  2. Read pages 201 - 211 in text book. (Chapter 19.)
  3. Complete ISN page 136 ONLY.
    1. Essential Question: "How did geography affect ancient life in China?"

HW: Make sure your Friday "Self-Reflection" post is on your wiki page.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Research Project due April 1, 2015
  • Chapter 16 Quiz: Monday, March 16

Week of March 9, 2015


Thursday: 3/12/15 and Friday: 3/13/15

HW: Chapter 16 Study Guide & Quiz on Monday 3/16 and continued work on research project.


Wednesday: 3/11/15
  1. Return Ch. 16 ISN pages
  2. Work Time for Study Guide
  3. Reading Challenge Game (partners)
HW: Chapter 16 Quiz on Monday 3/16 and Ch. 16 Study Guide due on quiz day.

Tuesday: 3/10/15
  1. Research Work Day - Please go to the Wacky Research Project page for today's lesson.
HW: Chapter 16 Quiz on Monday 3/16 and continued work on research project.

Monday: 3/9/15
  1. Discuss the "Eight-fold Path" of Buddhism
  2. Check ISN pages 114-117.
  3. Begin working on Study Guide
HW: Chapter 16 Quiz on Monday 3/16.


Week of March 2, 2015

Videos of the Week: http://youtu.be/AJ9wvHq3eQ8
"How does this act of destruction impact us as global citizens?"

The Story of Siddartha

http://youtu.be/nsN7NLs-0jI



Thursday: 3/5/15 & Friday: 3/6/15
Research Project Overview:


  1. GO TO WACKY RESEARCH PROJECT PAGE FOR TODAY'S SCHEDULE
  2. Turn in ISN pages (114-117)
  3. Research Project: : How might one individual impact the world?
    1. Choice Day: (historical figure, partner or individual)
    2. Check Easybib account (Do you have one? Is your account working?)
    3. Create TIK & W2L Chart and post on wiki page. (I Think I Know & I Want 2 Learn)

HW: Parent signature for Research Project+ finish any research project work that you did not complete in class.

Wednesday: 3/4/15

World News Videos | US News Videos
  1. Discuss the video (interview w/Barbara Walters)about the Dalai Lama.
  2. Does he consider himself a "god"?
  3. What is the Buddhist view of "heaven"?
HW: ISN pages 114-117 due Thursday.


Tuesday: 3/3/15
  1. Video of the Week discussion: **Dalia Lama:**
  2. Buddhism: pages 169-174 in text book.
  3. ISN pages 115: work time
HW: None


Monday: 3/2/15
  1. Intro to Buddhism
  2. Work time for ISN pages 114 - 116
HW: Trust level letter


Week of February 23, 2015

Chapter 15: Origins and Beliefs of Hinduism PPT

Video of the week:
http://youtu.be/lIfXlfsbYOw

Friday: 2/27/2015
  1. Turn in Mandala
  2. Intro: Step One of Wacky Research Project
  3. Please go to your class hour's page for today's directions. (Left hand side on menu options.)
  4. Complete the 7 steps for today. You will be choosing 3 people to research (non-American) who has made a difference in the world/influenced history in some way. You will choose 3 today, but will ultimately only research one person.
HW: Level change letter due 3/3/15

Thursday: 2/26/2015
Check Multiple Choice part of Ch. 15 Test
Intro to Buddhism

HW: Mandala due 2/27. (If you lost your mandala, check out mandala coloring pages online.)

Wednesday: 2/25/2015
  1. Chapter 15 TEST
  2. Turn in Ch. 15 Study Guide and ISN pages 108 - 112 before leaving today.
HW: Mandala due 2/27


Tuesday: 2/24/2015
  1. Practicing the long essay for Ch. 15 Test
  2. Check ISN pages 108-111
HW: Test on Chapter 15 on 2/25/15


Monday: 2/23/2015
  1. Ch. 15 Study Guide Day!
  2. Students work on the Chapter 15 study guide with a partner
  3. Check ISN pages 108 - 111
HW: Test on Chapter 15 on 2/25/15



Cartoon Template:



Week of February 9, 2015

Videos of the Week:
Caste System: The Caste System
National Geographic: Sights and Sounds of India: http://youtu.be/B_SXNcqugcI
What is a mandala?





  1. Work day for completing ISN pages.
  2. http://youtu.be/ga5s_qYgJS8
  3. Mandalas: What do mandalas represent in Hinduism and Buddhism?
    1. http://www.mandalaprimitivepop.com/what%20is%20a%20mandala/Whatisamandala.htm
HW: ISN pages 108-112 due on Monday: 2/23/15. Test on Chapter 15 on 2/25/15 (after mid-winter break)

Wednesday: 2/11/2015 and Thursday: 2/12/15
  1. Intro to Hinduism: "Dharma, Karma & Samsara and Deities"
  2. Catch-up Time: what do you need to work on?
    1. ISN pages 110 - 112
    2. Vocabulary Definitions
HW: Key Terms & Academic vocabulary definitions + Test on Chapter 15 on 2/25/15 (after mid-winter break)

Tuesday: 2/10/2015
  1. Check in homework. (ISN page 108)
  2. Introduction to Hinduism: Varna/Caste System
  3. The Caste System Video
  4. The Ramayana: http://youtu.be/HogVmTkhgcI

HW: Key Terms & Academic vocabulary definitions + Test on Chapter 15 on 2/25/15 (after mid-winter break)

Monday: 2/9/2015
  1. Return Chapter 11 & 12 Tests
  2. Reflection in notebook
  3. Continue with Intro to Hinduism note-taking
HW: Complete ISN p. 108


Week of February 2, 2015

Video of the Week:
NatGeo:Palestine/Israeli Conflict:
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/israel-palestine-conflict-zone/?ar_a=1
World Religions Website:http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/hinduism.htm
World Religions Website: https://sites.google.com/site/worldreligionsforkids/home/hinduism

Essential Question: How did geography affect early settlement in India?

Wednesday: 2/4/15 and Thursday: 2/5/15
  1. Finish watching NatGeo video "Conflict" and associated work from last Friday.
    1. Finish Friday's (1/30/15) activities. (Look below at last week's lesson plans.) This is the wiki discussion forum and answering the remaining questions posted on your wiki page 1-4.
  2. Using the online text book, read Chapter 13 and complete corresponding ISN page after each section. (due Friday 2/6/15)

HW: Complete ISN mapping sections 2 through 10 using the online text book for Chapter 13 by end of class Friday 2/6/15.



Week of January 26, 2015
Video of the Week: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JspuK7ekZUPmuN_dcB9v-onCX_UXOD6
Ch. 11 & 12 Test - Wednesday 1/28/18**

Essential Question: How might knowing the history of a nation allow us to understand its present day issues?


Friday: 1/30/15
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/israel-palestine-conflict-zone/?ar_a=1
  1. Recap: What did we see in the Nat-Geo video Conflict ?
  2. Use Firefox or Google Chrome to play the videos from our wiki.
  3. In the next three video clips, Abu Sarah talks with members of Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian protesters, who regularly engage in violent conflict with each other. Please watch all 3 clips before engaging in the online forum discussion.
    1. Read the question I've posed at the top of the forum.
    2. Post your response in complete sentences following all grammar rules.
    3. Respond to one other person's comment appropriately. Disagree peacefully.
    4. Finish responding to Thursday's questions 1,2 and 3 on your own wiki page.
HW: Read pages 132 & 133 in text book (Ch. 13) and complete the mapping activity in the ISN pages 92 & 93


Thursday: 1/29/15
  1. Set up wiki page for new marking period.
  2. Intro Essential Question: How might the history of a nation allow us to understand its present day issues?

  3. Watch video clip:http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/israel-palestine-conflict-zone/?ar_a=1
  4. Copy and paste the questions on the CLASS PAGE surrounding the video. Write your answers on your wiki page.
HW: Read pages 132 & 133 in text book (Ch. 13) and complete the mapping activity in the ISN pages 92 & 93.


Wednesday: 1/28/15
TEST ON CHAPTERS 11 & 12
HW: NONE

Monday: 1/26/15 and Tuesday: 1/27/15
Essential Question: "What are the central teachings of Judaism, and why did they survive to modern day?"
  1. Submit "Torah scroll" project
  2. Readers Theater Activity: 351 Years of History in 120 Seconds
  3. What is monotheism - note-taking for 12.2
Ch. 12 Note-taking guide due 1/27 + Ch. 11 & 12 Test on 1/28


Week of January 19, 2015

Videos of the Week: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr/videos/bloody-sunday

Friday: 1/23/15 (1/2 Day School + Records Day)
  1. Work Day
HW: Complete scroll by Friday 1/23/15 + Ch. 12 Note-taking guide due 1/27 + Ch. 11 & 12 Test on 1/28

Thursday: 1/22/15
  1. Finish working on scroll.
  2. Begin Ch. 12 (pages 121 - 127)
  3. Ch. 12 Note-taking Guide due Tuesday 1/27 (handout provided in class)
HW: Complete scroll by Friday 1/23/15 + Ch. 12 Note-taking guide due 1/27 + Ch. 11 & 12 Test on 1/28

Wednesday: 1/21/15
  1. Choose the individual who you think made the most significant contribution to Judaism. (Abraham, Moses, David or Solomon) State your claim and provide evidence and reasoning in a well-written paragraph. Follow the CERS format for this assignment.
  2. Save this document and upload it to your portfolio page following the format found in your hour.
HW: Complete scroll by Friday 1/23/15

Tuesday: 1/20/15
  1. Work time to create the Torah model. (You will also have Thursday and part of Friday to finish.)
  2. Assessed for level of effort in:
    1. Accuracy of information
    2. Overall appearance (neat, organized, eye-catching, use of color, fill the space)
    3. Conventions (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure when appropriate)
    4. Adequate information
    5. "Flair" or creativity
  3. A=Exceeded objectives, B= met objectives, C = met objectives but had "deficiency" with 1 or more areas
HW: Complete scroll by Friday 1/23/15

Monday: 1/19/15 - NO SCHOOL; In honor or the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
HW: Complete ISN pages 78 - 81 for Tuesday. Correct any mistakes on your Google map of Jerusalem by 1/20/15.

Week of January 12, 2015


Tuesday: 1/13/15 through Friday 1/16/15
HW: Complete ISN pages 78 - 81 for Tuesday. Correct any mistakes on your Google map of Jerusalem by 1/20/15.

Monday: 1/12/15
  1. Chapter 7 & 10 Test
HW: Read Chapter 11 pages 111-113 + make flashcards for 10 Key Term vocabulary words - due Wednesday 1/14/15


Week of January 5, 2015

Test: January 12, 2015 on chapters 7 & 10.
Video of the Week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AyimQ4Nx4o


Thursday: 1/8/15 and Friday 1/9/15
  1. Study Guide Creation:
  2. Students work in collaborative teams to respond to portions of the Study Guide for Chapter 10.

HW: Ch. 7 & 10 Test on Monday, 1/12/15

Tuesday: 1/6/15 and Wednesday 1/7/15
  1. Intro to Chapter 10
  2. How might location affect the development of a city, state or nation? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Us-mexico-border.jpg

  3. http://www.permanan.org/ancient-egypt-map-with-cities/
  4. Look carefully at the works of art. discuss your observations. Back up your ideas with evidence. Listen to and consider the views of others. Discuss many possible interpretations. Then, answer these questions in your notebook:
    1. What's going on in this picture?
    2. What do you see that makes you say that?
    3. What more can we find?

HW: Ch. 7 & 10 Test on Monday, 1/12/15

Monday: 1/5/15
Chapter 7 Review Game





Week of December 15, 2014

NO HOMEWORK OVER THE BREAK! ENJOY THE TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!



Friday:12/18/14
Circle of Viewpoints Activity
Scattegories:http://wheeldecide.com/?c21=A&c22=B&c23=C&c24=D&c25=E&c26=F&c27=G&c28=H&c29=I&c30=J&c31=K&c32=L&c33=M&c34=N&c35=O&c36=P&c37=R&c38=S&c39=T&c40=W&c41=&t=Scattegories&x=128&y=21

Tuesday:12/16/14
  1. Check in, discuss and correct ISN pages 48-55..
  2. Essential Question: How did geography affect early settlements in Egypt, Kush and Canaan?
  3. Take notes during video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RbO5tshuHs

HW: Ch. 7 Key Term Quiz

Monday:12/15/14
  1. Finish any work remaining. This is due Tuesday 12/16/14 at the beginning of class.
  2. Post the link of your map to your wiki page. (Follow the directions provided on your CLASS HOUR page.)
  3. Complete the ISN pages associated with this chapter. (51 - 55)
HW: Ch. 7 Key Term Quiz


Week of December 8, 2014

Video of the Week: "Horrible Histories - The Pharaoh Report" http://youtu.be/LaoGJUH_rY
"The Hieroglyphics Lesson" http://youtu.be/u4uYzysVF4A

Wednesday:12/8/14 through Friday: 12/12/14
  1. Complete your Map of Jerusalem and
  2. Post the link of your map to your wiki page. (Follow the directions provided on your CLASS HOUR page.)
  3. Complete the reading for Chapter 7.
  4. Complete the ISN pages associated with this chapter. (51 - 55)
    1. Outline map of Michigan & Vegetation map of Michigan to help you with ISN page 55.

    2. Check your answers to the ISN pages with the Answer Key provided
    3. Check Challenge work page.
    4. Finish viewing the Engineering an Empire video independently. Complete the video guide.
HW: Chapter 7 Flash cards if you did not finish turn them in today.


Tuesday:12/8/14

1. History Channel - Egypt: Engineering an Empire

2. Use the Video Guide to take notes, fill-in-the-blanks, and make predictions about the Engineering an Empire video.:

HW: Chapter 7 Flash cards due Wednesday 12/10/14

Monday:12/8/14
This week, students will be rotating through stations to complete these assignments:
  1. Complete your Map of Jerusalem and
    1. Post the link of your map to your wiki page. (Follow the directions provided on your CLASS HOUR page.)
  2. Complete the reading for Chapter 7.
  3. Complete the ISN pages associated with this chapter. (51 - 55)
    1. Vegetation map of Michigan to help you with ISN page 55.
    2. Check your answers to the ISN pages with the Answer Key provided
  4. Check Challenge work page.
HW: Chapter 7 Flash cards due Wednesday 12/10/14



Week of December 1, 2014


Friday: FIELD TRIP
HW: Complete #1 - 10 in the ISN (pages 49-51)

Thursday:12/4/14
  1. Use the "Making a Map Using Google" directions posted on the Project Info page.
  2. You will map a minimum of four different “stops” on your travel route around the old city of Jerusalem.
  3. Include 1-2 sentences about each attraction. (Use the sites I've created for you to gather information.)
  4. Add a picture and SAVE the URL for each photo for citing later.

HW: Complete #1 - 10 in the ISN (pages 49-51)

Wednesday: 12/3/14
  1. Introduction to Chapter 7: Ancient Egypt, Kush, Canaan
HW: Complete #1 - 10 in the ISN (pages 49-51)

Tuesday: 12/2/14
  1. Use the "Making a Map Using Google" directions posted on the Project Info page.
  2. You will map a minimum of four different “stops” on your travel route around the old city of Jerusalem.
  3. Include 1-2 sentences about each attraction. (Use the sites I've created for you to gather information.)
  4. Add a picture and SAVE the URL for each photo for citing later.
HW: Bring your text book, ISN and colored pencils to class tomorrow!

Monday: 12/1/14
  1. "Peach & Pit" - Share what was your "peach" about the break; then share your "pit" with people in your group.
  2. Stragglers who need to start/finish Unit 1 Test.
  3. Sign out an Ipad.
  4. Take a "walking tour" of the old city of Jerusalem using the "Old City" app on the Ipad.
  5. Take notes on three different sites you've visited today.
HW: None - Go to bed earlier tonight so you'll be well-rested for Tuesday!


Week of November 24, 2014

Videos of the Week:
http://youtu.be/euHh6fFwpFg
Jerusalem Videos of the Week: Please watch in preparation for next week's mini-project!
http://www.jerusalemthemovie.com/#/!?modal=0&page=videos

Tuesday: November 25, 2014
Finish Unit One Test
HW: Practice gratitude and random acts of kindness. Rest, have fun and enjoy the break!

Monday: November 24, 2014
  1. Unit One Test
HW: None


Week of November 17, 2014

This week we will work in teams to prepare for the Unit One Test on 11/24 and 11/25. If you know you will be absent, please notify me ahead of time so you may take the test early. It is a very long test and will probably take two days. Here are your goals for the week:
  1. Complete and post the Characteristics of Civilization chart (Inspiration) to your Portfolio Page on the wiki.
  2. Print out the chart for studying.
  3. Complete the Study Guide in class with your team in the manner that works best for you.
  4. Ask me questions about anything that does not make sense to you.
  5. Review the Standard of Ur video multiple times.
  6. Complete the pre-writing outline for your essay. (Due 11/24)

Unit One Study Guide


Standard of Ur video:
Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur: Standard of Ur, c. 2600-2400 B.C.E., 21.59 x 49.5 x 12 cm (British Museum) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris


HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 24th


Week of November 10, 2014


Friday: November 14, 2014 - Go to LAB 124A
  1. Use Webspiration: Create your own Characteristics of Civilization chart using Inspiration on the web.
  2. Include all 7 characteristics with pictures.
  3. Picture must be cited if it is NOT clip art.(Use Easybib.com)
  4. Save to your H-Drive. <Your Names COC chart>
  5. Post on each team member's Portfolio Page on the wiki
  6. HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 24th

Thursday: November 13, 2014
  1. Turn in Flash Cards for Ch. 5
  2. Finish: Birth of Civilization: National Geographic video

HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 24th

Wednesday November 12, 2014 - CONFERENCES 1/2 DAY (Periods 1,2,3 only)
  1. Use Webspiration: Create your own Characteristics of Civilization chart using Inspiration on the web.
    1. Include all 7 characteristics with pictures.
    2. Picture must be cited if it is NOT clip art.(Use Easybib.com)
    3. Save to your H-Drive. <Your Names COC chart>
    4. Post on each team member's Portfolio Page on the wiki.

    5. HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 24th + create Flash Cards for Ch. 5 Key Terms
Tuesday: November 11, 2014
Checking in: What did you accomplish yesterday?
  1. Review Power Point from Monday.
  2. Read Chapter 5 with your partner. (Pages 45 - 53.)
  3. If time sign out a computer with your partner OR begin working on flash cards for Chapter 5.
  4. Create a Word doc to house your pictures and link.
HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 19th + create Flash Cards for Ch. 5 Key Terms

Monday: November 10, 2014

Dear Students: I am sorry I cannot be with you today. Please carry on with your guest teacher by reviewing and taking notes on the Characteristics of Civilization Lesson (Power Point presentation) and viewing the short Standard of Ur video from the Khan Academy. I'm counting on you to take notes, discuss and be ready to share your learning with me when I return on Tuesday.

  1. Take notes

3. Standard of Ur: Khan Academy video.
Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur: Standard of Ur, c. 2600-2400 B.C.E., 21.59 x 49.5 x 12 cm (British Museum) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

HW: Unit Test for Chapters 1,3,4 &5 on November 19th,



Week of November 3, 2014

Friday: 11/7/14
  1. Easybib lesson:
    1. Please finish citing:
      your text book: History Alive: The Ancient World Chapter 3 [Make sure you cite the correct version!]
    2. an article from a website: timeforkids.com [title "African Lions in Trouble"]
  2. Researching your topic: School Uniforms
  3. Go to Opposing Viewpoints
HW: None OR...Self-evaluation & Evidence folder (all assignments in order) IF you did not turn it in today.

Thursday: 11/6/14
  1. Evidence Folder creation.
HW: Permission form for field trip due Friday 11/7. Self-evaluation due Friday with Evidence folder in order.

Wednesday: 11/5/14
  1. Key Term Quiz (Ch.4).
  2. Check in class.
  3. Standard of Ur - See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine.
HW: Permission form for field trip due Friday 11/7.

Monday: 11/3/14
  1. Review concepts of chapter 4 through ISN pages and discussion (pages 23 -28)
  2. Return ISN pages to teacher for recording purposes.
  3. Review for Key Term Quiz on the 8 Key Terms (vocabulary) for Chapter 4: [Mesopotamia, Euphrates River, Tigris River, Sumer, irrigation, levee, silt, city-state]
  4. Reminder: Flash cards are on the online edition of TCI: History Alive text boo
Ch. 4 Key Terms quiz Wednesday: 11/5. Know how to spell each word correctly and how to use each word properly in a sentence.

Mesopotamia Video


Week of October 27, 2014

Video of the Week: History of the World in 2-minutes http://youtu.be/pkV7XPh20ng

Friday: 10/31/14
Distribute traveling classroom permission forms and chaperone requests.
Review information for the IMAX field trip on Friday, December 5, 2014
Collect persuasive letters and ISN pages 23-28.
HW: Permission forms due 11/7!!! + Ch. 4 Key Terms quiz 11/5.

Thursday: 10/30/14
  1. Working on Easybib today:
  2. In your Practice Project, please cite:
    1. Social Studies lecture by Mrs. Teresa Sensenig: "Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Easybib".
    2. your text book: History Alive: The Ancient World Chapter 3 [Make sure you cite the correct version!]
    3. an article from a website: timeforkids.com [title Debate!]
HW: Perusasive Letter for Trust Level (optional due 10/31) + Ch. 4 Key Terms quiz on November 5th. Persuasive Letter Format: Go to the Trust Level Menu option

Wednesday: 10/29/14

  1. 15-minute work time for anyone needing to finish ISN pages.
  2. Mesopotamia video: Was Summer a Civilization?
    1. Notice: Meet in Media Center Thursday for more training in Easybib. (Citation tool)

HW: Perusasive Letter for Trust Level (optional due 10/31) + Ch. 4 Key Terms quiz on November 5th. Persuasive Letter Format: Go to the Trust Level Menu option


Tuesday: 10/28/14
  1. Submit Key Term chart (due today).
  2. Return Chapter 3 quiz to students and review.
  3. Any student who wishes to discuss individual quiz should do so before the next assessment.
  4. Work time for ISN pages due Wednesday.

HW: Perusasive Letter for Trust Level (optional due 10/31) + Ch. 4 Key Terms quiz on November 5th.

Monday: 10/27/14
  1. Read together and discuss text book pages35 & 36 in Chapter 4.
  2. Complete Section 4.3 (p.24) and 4.4 (p. 25) in the ISN together.
  3. Learn about the Trust Level routine.
HW: Key Term chart due Tuesday: 10/28 + Perusasive Letter (optional due 10/31)


Week of October 20, 2014



Friday: 10/24/14
CURRENT EVENTS: This Week in Rap: http://www.flocabulary.com/topics/week-in-rap/
  1. Watch today's This Week in Rap video, discuss and take the Challenge Questions together!
  2. Read together and discuss text book pages 33 & 34 in Chapter 4: The Rise of Sumerian City-States".
  3. Copy Key Terms in your notebook. (In blue in text book or on page 23 in the ISN.)
  4. Complete Section 4.2 (p.23) and 4.3 (p. 24) in the ISN together.
HW: Key Term chart due Tuesday: 10/28 or None

Thursday: 10/23/14
Courtesy of Mrs. Teresa Sensenig:


  1. Go to Media Center for practice using Easybib.com
  2. Log into your easybib account. (Be sure to use Firefox!)
  3. Create a "New Project".
    1. Name it Practice Project.
    2. Click the box next to your Practice Project so your citations will be stored there.
  4. Create citations for these four sources:
    1. novel: Pendragon
    2. article from a website: timeforkids.com [title Debate!]
    3. your text book: History Alive: The Ancient World [Make sure you cite the correct version!]
    4. Social Studies lecture by Mrs. Teresa Sensenig: "Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Easybib".
HW: None

Wednesday: 10/22/14
  1. Go to Media Center for training in Easybib.com
  2. Create a new project called "School Uniforms".
  3. Write your thesis statement.
HW: None

Tuesday: 10/21/14
  1. Chapter 3 Quiz
HW: Decide if you are For or AGAINST uniforms in school for tomorrow's activity.

Monday: 10/20/14
  1. Practice using Claim, Evidence, Reasoning and Synthesis/Conclusion in preparation for Tuesday's quiz on chapter 3.
  2. Key Term Bingo

HW: Chapter 3 Quiz on Tuesday 10/21/14 + Complete CERS Template + Bring finished ISN pages to class on Friday.


Week of October 13, 2014

Study Guide for Chapter 3 Quiz:


Thursday and Friday: 10/16/14 & 10/17/14
  1. Finish Catal Hoyuk activity
  2. Turn in Video Guide
  3. Complete "Reading Challenge" online TCI program (open book) Click on the link learntci.com
    1. My email is bbabich@birmingham.k12.mi.us
    2. Enter your username and password (probably your birthday)
    3. Scroll to Chapter 3 and open "Reading Challenge".
  4. Set up Portfolio page. (Look at your class period's instruction for directions. Yes, you may do the cool text AFTER you copy and paste the required information onto your page.)
  5. Download the Chapter 3 Study Guide to your H-Drive. Save as: Your Name Study Guide 3
  6. Study for your quiz.
HW: Chapter 3 Quiz on Tuesday 10/21/14 + Bring finished ISN pages to class on Friday.

Wednesday: 10/15/15
Media Center: View Part I of National Geographic's Birth of Civilization video
HW: Chapter 3 Quiz on Tuesday 10/21/14

Tuesday: 10/14/14
  1. Go to Catal Hoyuk interactive site: http://www.smm.org/catal/
  2. Complete Catal Hoyuk questions.
  3. Go to learntci.com, log in and complete the Reading Challenge for Chapter 3.
HW: Chapter 3 Quiz on Monday 10/20/14

Monday: 10/13/14
  1. Return Chapter 1 Tests
  2. Analyze each part of the test to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Set goals for future tests.
HW: Chapter 3 Quiz on Monday 10/20/14




Week of October 6, 2014

C3 Video Discussion: http://youtu.be/ALkLsz7SCJw

First C3 Representative meeting is October 15th.


Friday: 10/10/14
  1. Media Center: Join the class wiki.
  2. Click on your class hour.
  3. Follow the directions on your class hour to make and tag your own portfolio page.
  4. Go to: http://www.smm.org/catal/



HW: None - unless you did not finish ISN pages 19, 20 & 21 or did not submit your Key Term Chart today.

Thursday: 10/9/14
Stories From the Stone Age Part 1

Stories From the Stone Age: Entire Video


HW: Key Term Chart due Friday, 10/10. [See sample page on 10/7/14 agenda.]

Wednesday: 10/8/14
  1. Finish SWP Thinking Routine in teams.
  2. Begin modified ISN note-taking pages:
    1. p.19 - 1 & 3
    2. P. 20 - 1 & 3
    3. p. 21 - 2 & 3
HW: Key Term Chart due Friday, 10/10. [See sample page on 10/7/14 agenda.]

Tuesday: 10/7/14
  1. Sentence, Word, Phrase (SWP) Thinking Routine
  2. Read page 28 as a class.
  3. Discuss photos on page 28 & 29.
  4. Divide page 28 into four paragraphs. Each team member will take one paragraph and choose 1 sentence, 1 phrase, and 1 word that captures the main idea of the paragraph. Share with other team members through discussion.
HW: Key Term Chart due Friday, 10/10.
Sample:


Monday: 10/6/14
  1. Read and discuss pages 25, 26 & 27 in Chapter 3: From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers
    1. How did the development of farming change human life?
  2. Complete page 17 in the ISN together.
    1. What is the difference between the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age?
  3. Complete page 18 in the ISN together.
  4. View Catalhoyuk video
  5. Answer to last Friday's "See, Think, Wonder" Activity: Click on the picture below to learn more.
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Rambutan

HW: None, enjoy your evening with your family.



Week of September 29, 2014
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 1 TEST:


Friday: 10/3/14
Chapter One Test


Thursday: 10/2/14
  1. Game Day: Review for the test in a Jeopardy style game!
HW: Chapter 1 Test on Friday: October 3rd + parent signature on newsletter returned 10/3
Wednesday: 10/1/14
  1. Media Center: Sign up for Babich14 wiki
  2. Parent Newsletter distributed.
  3. Study Guide: Practicing the social studies essay.
  4. Use study guide to practice writing two essays for the social studies test.
  5. Receive feedback from teacher.
HW: Chapter 1 Test on Friday: October 3rd + parent signature on newsletter returned 10/3

Tuesday: 9/30/2014
  1. In partners, students will take the "scrimmage" test for Chapter One.
  2. Students should locate the answers for the multiple choice questions on the practice test in the History Alive text book.
  3. Next to each multiple choice answer, students should write the page number on which the answer was located in the text book.
  4. When appropriate, students will write short answer or essay responses in complete sentences.
HW: Chapter 1 Test on Friday: October 3rd. ISN pages 6-9 if you have not finished.

Monday: 9/29/14
  1. Writing the social studies essay on a test:

HW: Chapter 1 Test on Friday: October 3rd.ISN pages 6-9 due Wednesday if you have not finished.


Week of September 22, 2014
Video of the week: http://youtu.be/1Yd5-2AICFA
Virtual Tour: Want to take a virtual tour of the Lascaux Caves? Click here!
Challenge Work: Want to go the extra mile through Challenge Work? Click here!

Friday: 9/26/14
  1. CURRENT EVENTS: HEADLINES Thinking Routine
  2. Exploring the Lascaux Cave videos

HW: Chapter 1 Test on Friday: October 3rd. (Study Guide will be posted on wiki by Monday evening.)

Wednesday: 9/24/14 and Thursday: 9/25/14
  1. Class time is given so students may work individually or together in triads or partners to complete ISN pages 6, 7, 8, and 9.
HW: None, unless you have not finished ISN pages 6, 7,8 & 9.

Tuesday: 9/23/14
  1. Students receive and review ISN pages 2,3 & 4 feedback from teacher.
  2. Self reflect on progress and set intention for tomorrow's work.
  3. Discuss the role of a social scientist when viewing artifacts.
  4. Reminder to bring colored pencils to class tomorrow for ISN work.
HW: Make flash cards for the six Key Terms found on page 5 in the ISN workbook: (archaeologist, historian, geographer, artifact, ritual, prehistoric) You will need the definition on one side and the key term on the flip side. This will help you prepare for future quiz. Due 9/25.

Monday: 9/22/14
  1. Students will sign up for Easybib.com and for the online text book accounts in class today.



Week of September 15, 2014
Video of the Week:
http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/hall-pass/constitution-day-2011-freedom-of-expression

Friday: 9/19/14

Thursday: 9/18/14
  1. Take and check "baby quiz" on pages 5 & 6.
  2. Cornell Notes: Chapter 1 Investigating the Past in History Alive.
HW: Play outside (Enjoy the sunshine!)

Wednesday: 9/17/14 - CONSTITUTION DAY

HW: Read pages 5-11 in text book.

Tuesday: 9/16/14
  1. Check and submit ISN pages for a grade.
  2. Set up note-taking for Cornell Notes.
HW: Read pages 5-11 in text book.

Monday: 9/15/14
  1. Finish ISN pages 3 and 4
  2. Check ISN
  3. Brain Break
  4. Self-evaluate ISN pages.
HW: None


Week of September 8, 2014

Wednesday: 9/10/14
"Hump Day" video:
Horrible Histories: http://youtu.be/1Yd5-2AICFA?list=PLC9A12DF6E62D6F74

Tuesday: 9/9/14
Simulation: Thinking Like a Social Scientist group activity.
HW: None

Monday: 9/8/14


1. Understanding perspective/point of view.
2. Key Terms: Archaeologist, anthropologist, historian
HW: None



Week of September 1, 2014
Video of the Day:

Friday: 9/5/14
  1. Learning Style Inventory
HW: Have parents sign the Welcome Letter & return to school by Monday 9/8 +cover text book by 9/8/14

Thursday: 9/4/14
  1. 1. Text book Search activity
HW: Have parents sign the Welcome Letter & return to school by Monday 9/8 +cover text book by 9/8/14

Wednesday: 9/3/14
  1. Video/Seat assignment
  2. Review classroom procedures (entering/exiting/mindful thinking routine)
  3. Pass out text books
  4. 3x5 Card completion
  5. How to cover your text book. http://youtu.be/eu5A6Y9LTAk
  6. Q & A
HW: Have parents sign the Welcome Letter & return to school by Monday 9/8 +cover text book by 9/8/14

Tuesday: 9/2/14
  1. Review procedures
  2. Who is Mrs. Babich? Presentation
  3. http://prezi.com/qrnm_4ypqxm4/edit/#114_24309637
  4. Review suggested supplies and Welcome Letter


HW: Have parents sign the Welcome Letter & return to school by Monday 9/8

Monday: 9/1/14 - LABOR DAY