Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TUE 2-28


America: Story of Us (Cities)

3rd / 7th / 8th : Take-home quiz due tomorrow

9th only : Take-home quiz due Thursday; finish video and notes
(start at 26:39)

Monday, February 27, 2017

MON 2-27


  • Reconstruction Vocab Chart (draw detailed picture for definition of each of the 12 terms)
  • This + last week's reconstruction notes (4 pages) will count as a CW grade (to be checked on Tuesday)
For homework:
  • Take-home Quiz due Wednesday (except for 9th - these students will get theirs tomorrow and it will be due on Thursday)
    • open-notes but complete *on your own*
    • pick *one* of the six characters' points-of-view to read and base your answers on
    • final paragraph should be 6-8 solid sentences that pull details from the character description AND your vocab/powerpoint notes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TUE 2-21

In-class and for HW:

Finish study guide and review for test tomorrow!

If you finish study guide, email me for link to review Quizizz game.  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

MON 2-20

Today in-class:
1) Go to Google Classroom and open today's assignment (Google Doc titled "Study Guide - Civil War Unit." If you have not joined for SS yet, the codes are listed below.
2) Refer to the table-of-contents below to locate and organize your Civil War documents/handouts/etc.  
3) Use these materials to fill in the study guide - type your answers directly in the Google Doc. 

  • Work on study guide for at least twenty solid minutes.  Plan to come to class Tuesday with at least 3 of the 4 sections completed.
  • Your unit test is Wednesday.
Civil War Table-of-Contents:
Google Classroom Codes:
Period 3: gtqm05
Period 7: 39zsrk
Period 8: kotrfnf
Period 9: gfjp57 

FRI 2-17

  • Students were given time to work on their one-pager - due Tuesday!
  • We finished class with a discussion of 9 major takeaways of the historical significance of "Glory."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

WED 2-15 & THU 2-16

  • We finished the movie "Glory."
  • Students began a one-pager assignment to demonstrate their understanding of several important concepts throughout the movie.
    • The quotes for part two of the assignment can be found here:
    • *Due Tuesday 2/21*

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TUE 2-14


Glory - Day 2 of 3

  • Unit Test on the Civil War will be next Tuesday 2/21
  • Study guide will be given in class on Thursday

Monday, February 13, 2017

MON 2-13

In-class: students with permission began watching Glory.  
No HW tonight.

Alternative assignment for movie
1) View the tabs on the left (Introduction, Task, Process, etc.) and follow the directions in each section.  Make sure you complete tasks *in order*.  
2) For steps 1-3 (under "Process"), type your research/responses in a Google Doc and share it with me.  Make sure you at least look at/gather some info. from each link.
  • Draw your recruitment poster on a piece of printer paper.
  • Type your final column piece (cite your researches at bottom) on a separate Google Doc - be sure to find pictures (and cite them) to add to your piece.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

THU 2-9

* CNN Student News
* Discussion of America: Story of Us (episode 5) guiding questions
* Timeline: "Who Freed the Slaves?" - Students took turns sharing their assigned event from the timeline; students recorded the missing words on their own sheets as they were shared.

Permission slip (if needed)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WED 2-8

  • CNN Student News
  • America: The Story of Us (Civil War)
    • went over first 1/2 of the questions 
    • we'll go over the second 1/2 tomorrow

  • Finish at least 80 percent of viewing guide 
  • Get permission slip for movie signed

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TUE 2-7

*Stations Quiz
*America Story of Us Episode 5 (Civil War)

Glory Permission Slip due Thursday
(bring it by tomorrow for movie treats)

*If you lost yours, you may write (with pen) or type the following message, so long as the parent's signature is handwritten in ink.

"I give/don't give my student __________________(insert student name) permission to watch Glory (rated "R") in social studies in honor of Black History Month and to wrap up our unit of study of the Civil War.  I understand that scenes of war violence that contribute to the "R" rating will be skipped in class. 
Parent Signature ___________________________"

Monday, February 6, 2017

MON 2-6

Students finished filling out their stations sheets using the sources pictured below.

Homework: Finish stations if needed; quiz tomorrow on main idea of each picture

* if you tried to access pictures earlier, my apologies for them not loading.  I've put them all in a Google Doc (link below)

Civil War Stations Readings (google doc)
Civil War Stations Readings (PDF)

Friday, February 3, 2017

FRI 2-3


  • Students turned in article-of-the-week from Monday
  • CNN Student News
  • Students finished labeling map from yesterday.
  • Students began station 1 of 7 using the handouts pictured below.  The seven documents to read can be found on my next post.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

THU 2-2


  • CNN Student News
  • Students finished their guided notes from yesterday - "War Erupts" and we went over as a class
  • Students colored and labeled a map of Civil War states / divides