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May 12-16
Due Date: 5/16/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World   History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Review concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec   2, 3, 4, & 5 (Feudalism, English & French Leaders, Crusades, Catholic   Church, Black Death)

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec 3, 4, &   5 (English & French Leaders, Crusades, Catholic Church, Black Death)

Describe how between the 14th   and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of   literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Describe how between the 14th   and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of   literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Describe how between the 14th   and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of   literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Review: Ch. 15 Crossword Review 

SMART Response Review

Bellwork: study for test  

Assessment: Ch. 15 Sec. 2, 3, 4, & 5 Test 

After Test: Vocabulary Sketches   (Definition and Image)

 

Bellwork:

Why is there a need for a Renaissance   (rebirth) in medieval Europe?

 

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1 

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table 

Guided Reading 17.1

Video Clip

Bellwork: Turn in sketches  

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1 & 17.2   Artists of the Renaissance

 

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table

Bellwork: EQT Review 

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1 & 17.2

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table

Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

Finish Sketches

No Homework

Study for Ch. 17 Quiz


April 21-25
Due Date: 4/25/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World  History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how feudalism   developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning,   loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

Discuss how feudalism   developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning,   loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

Explain how England   developed a system in which the king’s power was shared with Parliament.

 

 

Describe how European   crusaders captured Jerusalem   but were later driven out by the Muslims

Describe how European   crusaders captured Jerusalem   but were later driven out by the Muslims

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner  

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec.   2-Feudalism

Graphic Organizer:   Feudalism

Video Clip w/questions: Mr. Corwin

 

Guided Reading 15. 2

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica  

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec.   2-Feudalism

 

Graphic Organizer:   Feudalism

 

Video Clip w/questions: Mr. Corwin

Guided Reading 15. 2

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas   Activity  

PowerPoint: Ch.   15 Sec. 3 

Graphic Organizer:   England and France in Middle Ages  

Guided Reading 15.3

 

 

Video Clip: The Knight

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

Quiz: Feudalism 

PowerPoint: The Crusades 

Video Clip: Mr. Corwin   drawings

Student Drawing maps of   the Crusades

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas   Activity 

PowerPoint: The Crusades 

Student Foldable:   Crusades

 

Video Clip: You Tube   History Teacher 

Guided Reading:   Ch.   15 Sec. 3

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz on   Feudalism

No Homework

No Homework


April 7-11
Due Date: 4/11/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace the steps of the Carolingian dynasty as they began their conquest of European lands

Describe how the Vikings, a group of people from Scandinavia, swept through Europe to ransack towns in search of treasures

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Review concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec 1 for the test

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec. 1 (The Early Middle Ages)

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner 

Video Clip: The History Channel  

Video Questions

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity-Vikings Impact On Europe 

SMARTboard: Vikings

Graphic Organizer: Vikings

Stratalogica Atlas Activity

Bellwork: Guided Reading 15.1

PowerPoint: The Rise of the Catholic Church  

Graphic Organizer: Pope Gregory

G. R. 15.1

Bellwork: Interpreting Charts

Moodle Review for Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Who am I? review game

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Ch. 15 Sec. 1 Test

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for test

No Homework


March 31-April 4
Due Date: 4/4/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Create a mosaic that is representative of one of the icons of in the church

Locate on a map the locations of Germanic societies in Europe.

 

.

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how the Franks, Angles, and Saxons of Western Europe built new societies and defended them against Muslims, Magyars, and Vikings.

Describe how the Vikings, a group of people from Scandinavia, swept through Europe to ransack towns in search of treasures

Assignments

Bellwork:
Weekly Planner

Finish Mosaics

 

 

Bellwork: Vocabulary Sketches 

Map Activity: European Geography

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: European Geography  

Guided Reading 15. 1 #1 & #2 

SmartBoard HotSpots

Bellwork: Finish Guided Reading

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Who were the Franks?

 G. R. 15.1  #3-#6 

Video Clip: Charlemagne

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity

SMARTboard: Vikings

Graphic Organizer: Listening Check

 

G. R. 15.1 #7  

Fjords virtual tour

Homework

You can login to moodle and begin selecting topics for your 4th QTR project at 2:30

Finish Sketches

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


March 24-28
Due Date: 3/28/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

 

Create a mosaic much like those found in the early Christian Churches

Create a mosaic representative of their life much like those found in the early Christian Churches

Review material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity

 

Create a mosaic representative of their life much like those found in the early Christian Churches

Evaluate student understanding of material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity (Jesus, 1st Christians, persecution, early church hierarchy, Christian ideas)  

Assignments

Bellwork:  Weekly Planner  

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas

 Eastern Orthodox v. Roman Catholic

Video Clip: Roman Catholic

Bellwork: Finish Eastern Orthodox v. Roman Catholic Chart

Guided Reading 10.3

PowerPoint: Early Christian Church Mosaics

 Student Created Mosaics

Bellwork: Guided Reading 10.3

PowerPoint: Early Christian Church Mosaics

Vocabulary Sketches: Mosaic

 Student Created Mosaics

Bellwork: How would you have handled it if you were a Christian and people began to persecute your religion?

Student Created Mosaics  

Highlight in notebook things to study for test

Bellwork: Study for Test

Assessment: Ch. 10 Test w/ Moodle 

Finish Mosaics

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework


February 3-7
Due Date: 2/7/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Analyze the impact that Greek literature has had on other countries.

Analyze the impact that Greek drama and architecture has had on other countries.

Analyze the impact that Greek drama and architecture has had on other countries.

Explain how Greek philosophers developed ideas that are still used today.

Trace the conquests of Alexander the Great as he conquered the Persian Empire and spread Greek culture throughout southwest Asia.

Assignments

Bellwork: Guided Reading 5.1 #1-6 

SmartBoard: Ch. 5 Sec. 1(Direct Instruction)  

Graphic Organizer: Literature, Architecture, and Religion

(Guided Practice)

Video Clip: Troy, Oedipus Rex 

Literature Reading: Oedipus Rex (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Prepare a list of place around Mobile that you have seen Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian columns

SmartBoard: Ch. 5 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction)  

Graphic Organizer: Literature, Architecture, and Religion (Guided Practice)

Temple Drawing (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Guided Reading 5.1

Finish Temple Drawings

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

Assessment: Sec. 1 Quiz

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 2

Guided Reading 5.2

Foldable: Greek Philosophers

Bellwork: Have you ever wanted something because you neighbor/friend had it? Explain

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Alexander the Great conquests

(Guided Practice) 

Stratalogica Atlas Activity (Independent Practice)

Homework

No Homework

 No homework

Study for a quiz on Sec. 1 

No Homework

No homework


January 6-10
Due Date: 1/10/2014
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Teacher Work Day

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations

Describe how the Minoans and the Mycenaeans were the first peoples to settle the peninsula of Greece.

Compare and contrast the Athenians and the Spartans.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SMARTBoard: Pre Quiz (DI)

 Organize Notebooks 

Vocabulary Sketches (IP)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

SMARTBoard: Geography of Greece(DI) 

Map Activity: Ancient Greece (GP)


Guided Reading 4.1 Part 1
(IP)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity: “Gathering the Facts”

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 1 (DI)

 Graphic Organizer: Foldable(GP)

Guided Reading 4.1 Part 2(IP)

Bellwork: You make the choice… 

Assessment: Map Quiz

 SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 2(DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Athens and Sparta(GP)

 

Guided Reading 4.2 Part 1 (IP) 

Video Clip: The 30o

Homework

 

Finish Sketches

No Homework

Study for Map Quiz

No Homework


December 9-13
Due Date: 12/13/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how Arabs spread the Islamic religion following the death of Muhammad.

Discuss how Arabs spread the Islamic religion following the death of Muhammad.

Review material covered in Ch. 11: The Rise of Islam

Evaluate students ability to maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch.11-The Rise of Islam.

Review material covered in 2nd QTR for the EQT.

 

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner

Guided Reading 11. 1

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Spread of Islam

 

 

 

 

Bellwork:

Map Activity w/moodle

What is Islam video 

Bellwork:

Guided Reading 11.2

2nd QTR Notebook Check 

Ch. 11 Review on moodle 

Bellwork:

Ch. 11 Test

EQT Review

Bellwork: 

EQT Review online 

Homework

Finish sketches

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework


November 4-8
Due Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe the distinctive features of the geography of China.  

Analyze how the Huang He & Chang Jiang Rivers have impacted Chinese life for thousands of years

 

Describe the distinctive features of the geography of China.  

 

Analyze how the Huang He & Chang Jiang Rivers have impacted Chinese life for thousands of years

Understand how during the Zhou dynasty rulers believed that the heavenly laws gave the rulers power.

 

Describe the three main classes in Chinese society and the role of each member of the family

 

Describe the three main classes in Chinese society and the role of each member of the family

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1   (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: China’s Geography (GP)

 

Map of  China (IP)

 

 

Bellwork: Finish Sketches

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: China’s Geography (GP) 

 

Map of China (IP)

 

 

Bellwork: What would be the effect of having a society that developed separate from its neighbors? 

 

Finish Maps

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP)

 

Literature Reading: Soo Tan the Tiger and the Little Green Frog (IP) 

 

Bellwork: Create your own Chinese Ideograph to represent you

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP) 

 

Dynastic Cycle (IP)

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

 

Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Quiz

 

Graphic Organizer: Classes in Chinese Society (IP)

 

Graphic Organizer: Chinese Family (IP)

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

Study for quiz on Ch. 7 Sec. 1

No Homework


Week of October 22-25
Due Date: 10/23/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

TEACHER WORK DAY

EXPLORE TEST

 

Analyze the candidates running in the upcoming presidential election

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations. 

Determine how climate and geography influenced the rise of India’s first civilizations.

Discuss how the Aryans introduced new ideas and technology to India.

 

Argue whether the Aryans had a positive or negative impact on the Indians.

Trace how Hinduism grew out of the ancient belief of the Aryans.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Clean out 1st QTR workbook

 

Organize 2nd QTR Workbook

 Vocabulary Sketches

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

India Foldable (GP) 

Map of India Labeling Activity (IP)

 

Video Clip: India Geography

 

Vocabulary (Exit)

Bellwork: How would you feel if you were not given the ability to choose your career? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

India Foldable (GP) 

Video Clip: Untouchables 

Guided Reading 6.1 (IP)

Bellwork:  Why do people try to do good deeds for others?

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 6 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Hinduism (GP)

 

Hinduism Reading (IP)

 

Homework

 

No Homework

No Homework

Finish Sketches

No Homework


Week of September 30-October 4
Due Date: 10/4/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how the Israelites believed in one God who set down moral laws for his people.

Explain how the Israelites believed in one God who set down moral laws for his people.  

Describe Moses escape to Freedom

Trace how Israelites had to fight the Canaanites for return to the promised land.  

Discuss how the Israelites chose a king to unite them against their enemies.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 3 Sec. 1 

Describe how Religion shaped the Jewish way of life.

Describe how Religion shaped the Jewish way of life.

Assignments

Bellwork: Prepare a list of 5 rules that you value and explain why?

 PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: “Israelites & The Exodus” (GP)

 

Guided Reading 3.1 (IP)

Bellwork: Literature Reading “Escape to Freedom”

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 Continued (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: “Israelites & The Exodus” (GP)

Literature/ Primary Source Reading: Exodus 3:1-12 (IP)

Bellwork: Interpret the following quotations… 

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Early Israelite Leaders (GP) 

Primary Source Reading: Proverbs

 

Writing: create our own proverb (IP)

Bellwork:  Interpret the following quotation… 

Assessment: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 Quiz 

SmartBoard: Ch. 3 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: A Troubled Time (GP)

Bellwork:  Where have you ever heard the word “Kosher?”

 SmartBoard: Growth of Judaism (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Fishbone Jewish Life (GP) 

Guided Reading 3.3 (IP)

 

Homework

Vocabulary Sketches

No Homework

Finish proverbs

Study for Quiz

No Homework


September 23-27
Due Date: 9/24/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how pharaohs of the New Kingdom acquired new territory and gained more power.

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.  

Create a Bubble Map that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

World of Opportunities Field Trip

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.  

Create a Bubble Map that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

Evaluate student understanding of topics covered in Ch. 2: Ancient Egypt

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner  

SmartBoard: Pharaohs of the New Kingdom (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Pharaohs (GP)

 

Video Clip: King Tut, Amenhotep, and Ramses

 

You Tube: Guided Reading 2.3 (IP)

Bellwork: Identify a pharaoh that you would like to create a bubble map about

 Bubble Map Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

Using Bubbl.us 

World of Opportunities Field Trip

Bellwork: Log into moodle and get started on your Bubble Map

 Bubble Map Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

Using Bubbl.us

 

Submit your Bubble Map through moodle. mcpss.com

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

 

 

 

Ch. 2 Test w/Moodle

 

Ch. 3 Vocabulary Sketches

Homework

No Homework

No homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework


September 16-20
Due Date: 9/20/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how Egyptian civilization began in the fertile Nile River valley, where natural barriers discouraged invasions.

Evaluate students ability to locate on a map cultural hearth of civilizations.

 

Constitution Day

Analyze the government, religion, and ways of life of the Egyptians during the Old Kingdom.

 

Explain how Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses.

Acquire an understanding of the process by which Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife.           

Evaluate student understanding of the geography of the Nile river.

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.

 

Create a Glog that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: The Nile River (GP) 

HieroglyphicWriting Activity (IP)

 

Bellwork:  Study for map quiz

 

Map of Egypt Quiz 

Constitution Challenge 

YouTube clip: Too late to apologize 

Bellwork: Compare and contrasts the rivers of Egypt and Mesopotamia

 

SMARTBoard: Egypt’s Religion (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Pharaohs, Mummification, and Pyramids (GP)

 

Literature Reading: Isis and Osiris (IP)

Bellwork:  Book of the Dead Excerpt 

Interactive Activity: Student Mummification 

Assessment: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Quiz

Bellwork: Review project instructions

 

 

Glogster Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

Homework

Study for quiz

No Homework

Study for quiz

No Homework

No homework


September 9-12
Due Date: 9/13/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Debate the appropriate and inappropriate actions of Hammurabi, the king of Babylon

Review concepts covered in Ch. 1

 

Evaluate students ability to maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in

Ch. 1 (Timelines, Tigris & Euphrates, Mesopotamia, Hammurabi, Assyrians & Chaldeans)

Locate on a map cultural hearths of civilization

Describe how the Nile River was a source of life to the people of Egypt

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Hammurabi’s Code

 Primary Source Reading

 Hammurabi’s Code: Was it Just? Essay

Bellwork: Put the following dates in chronological order

 

SMARTBoard Review Game

 Review Activity on moodle.mcpss.com

 Notebook Check

Bellwork: Study for test

  Assessment: Ch. 1 Test

 Ch. 2 Vocabulary Sketches

Bellwork:

 Map Activity: Nile River

 SMARTboard: Locate game

 Arizona Smith Video

Bellwork:

 SMARTboard: Ch. 2 Sec. 1

 

IMAX video: The Nile

 

Graphic Organizer

Homework

No Homework

Study for test

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


September 2-6
Due Date: 9/6/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

 

Explain who Hammurabi was and how he influenced Mesopotamia.  

Analyze the DBQ question.

Evaluate primary sources to determine whether or not Hammurabi’s code was just.

Develop an argument for or against the code of Hammurabi

Create an essay that answers the DBQ questions. Hammurabi’s Code: Was it Just?

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Hook  

Background Essay 

Understanding the question 

Video Clip

Bellwork: Vocabulary Sketches 

Document Analysis (Primary Sources) A-C

Analysis Sheet

Bellwork:  

Guided Essay 

Class Discussion 

Bucketing Graphic Organizer

Bellwork:

Mini Q #1: Essay Writing 

Submit Essay via Moodle.mcpss.com

  

Homework

 

No Homework

Document Analysis D & E

No Homework

No Homework

 

Week of August 26-30
Due Date: 8/30/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how during the Neolithic Age, people started farming, building communities, producing goods, and trading.

 

Compare and contrast Neolithic and Paleolithic Ages

Discuss how the discovery of Otzi has helped out knowledge of the Stone Age.

 

Assess student understanding of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age.

 

Describe how civilizations in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates River

 

Locate on map cultural hearths of civilizations.

Analyze historical documents to determine whether or not Hammurabi’s Code was just or not

 

Mini Q #1

Analyze historical documents to determine whether or not Hammurabi’s Code was just or not

 

Mini Q #1

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SMARTBoard: Neolithic Age

Graphic Organizer: Classifying the Stone Age

 

Guided Reading 1.1

 

BBC Video: The Iceman Discovered

Bellwork:Study for quiz

 

Section 1 Quiz

 BBC Video: The Iceman Discovered

 

Bellwork:Compare and contrast Paleolithic and Neolithic Map 

SmartBoard: Ch. 1 Sec. 2

 

Map Activity: Mesopotamia  

Map Questions

 

 

Bellwork: What is Justice?

 

Hammurabi’s Code Background Discussion

 

Background Essay Questions

Understanding the Question and Pre Bucketing

 

 

Bellwork: From the Code

 

Document Analysis A & B

Document Analysis Questions

 

Document Analysis Sheet

Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

No Homework

PTA Open House

No Homework


April 8-12
Due Date: 4/12/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how the Vikings, a group of people from Scandinavia, swept through Europe to ransack towns in search of treasures

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

 

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

Assignments

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity-Vikings Impact On Europe

 

SMARTboard: Vikings

Graphic Organizer: Listening Check

Stratalogica Atlas Activity

Fjords virtual tour

Bellwork: Study for Quiz

 

Assessment: Ch. 15 Sec. 1 Quiz w/Moodle

 

PowerPoint: The Rise of the Catholic Church

 

Graphic Organizer: Pope Gregory

G. R. 15.1

Bellwork:

 

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec. 2-Feudalism 

Graphic Organizer: Feudalism

Video Clip w/ questions: Serfs

 

 

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity: 

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec. 2-Feudalism 

Graphic Organizer: Feudalism

 

Video Clip w/questions: The Noble 

Guided Reading 15. 2

Bellwork:

Stratalogica Atlas Activity:  

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec. 2-Feudalism 

Graphic Organizer: Feudalism 

Video Clip w/questions: The Knight

 

Guided Reading 15. 2

Homework

Study for a quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


Week of April 1-5
Due Date: 4/5/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate on a map the locations of Germanic societies in Europe.

 

.

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how the Franks, Angles, and Saxons of Western Europe built new societies and defended them against Muslims, Magyars, and Vikings.

Describe how the Vikings, a group of people from Scandinavia, swept through Europe to ransack towns in search of treasures

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Assignments

Bellwork:  Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: European Geography

 

Map Activity: European Geography

(Independent Practice)

SmartBoard HotSpots

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: European Geography  

Guided Reading 15. 1 #1 & #2

(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: How did the geography of Europe influence where people settled?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Who were the Franks?

G. R. 15.1

 

Video Clip: Charlemagne

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity-Vikings Impact On Europe 

SMARTboard: Vikings

Graphic Organizer: Listening Check  

Fjords virtual tour

Bellwork:  Study for Quiz 

Assessment: Ch. 15 Sec. 1 Quiz w/Moodle 

PowerPoint: The Rise of the Catholic Church  

Graphic Organizer: Pope Gregory

G. R. 15.1

 

Homework

Finish Sketches

No Homework

No Homework

Study for a quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework


March 18-22
Due Date: 3/22/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how while the Romans ruled Judaea, many rebelled.

 Describe how Jesus of Nazareth preached of God’s love and forgiveness but was crucified for his teaching.

Discuss how Jesus’ life and a belief in his resurrection led to a new religion called Christianity.

 

Describe the life and teaching of Paul of Tarsus

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 10 Sec. 1

 

Analyze two documents to determine “Why did Christianity take hold in the Ancient World?”

Discuss how the early Christians set up a church organization and explained their beliefs.

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1  

Graphic Organizer: Life of Jesus

 

Vocabulary Sketches

Video Clip

Bellwork: If you could give someone advice on how to behave, what would you tell them?  

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1

Guided Reading 10.1

Stratalogica Map Activity

 

Bellwork: Study for Quiz  


Assessment: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 Quiz w/ Moodle 

Document Based Discussion on Moodle.com forums

 

 

Bellwork: Venn Diagram Judaism v. Christianity 

SmartBoard: The Christian Church

Ch. 10 Sec. 2: Student Created Foldable

Guided Reading 10.2

Bellwork: Stratalogica-Byzantine Empire 

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas

Video Clip: Roman Catholic

 

G.R. 10. 2

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


Week of March 4-8
Due Date: 3/8/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace how poor leadership, a declining economy, and attacks by Germanic tribes weakened the Roman Empire. Understand rise in Byzantine Empire

Trace how poor leadership, a declining economy, and attacks by Germanic tribes weakened the Roman Empire. Understand rise in Byzantine empire

Understand the rise of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora

Review material covered in Ch. 9: The Roman Empire

 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 9: The Roman Empire

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SMARTboard: Ch. 9 Sec. 2

 

Graphic Organizer: Problems in Roman Empire

Guided Reading 9.2

Bellwork: Greek or Roman Art Quiz 

SMARTboard: Ch. 9 Sec. 2

 

Graphic Organizer: Problems in Roman Empire

 

Map Activity: Germanic Invasions

Bellwork:  Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

PowerPoint: Ch. 9 Sec. 3

Graphic Organizer: Byzantine Empire

Guided Reading 9.3

Bellwork: EQT Review 

Ch. 8 & 9

Notebook Check

 

Crossword Puzzle Review on Moodle

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Ch. 9 Test 

EQT Review

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on sec. 2

No Homework

Study for Test

5th and 6th period study for EQT


February 18-22
Due Date: 2/22/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how Italy’s geography played an important role in the rise of Roman civilization

Trace how Rome slowly destroyed the Carthaginian Empire and took control of the entire Mediterranean region in the Punic Wars

Explain how Rome’s republic was shaped by a struggle between wealthy landowners and regular citizens as it gradually expanded the right to vote

Explain how Rome’s republic was shaped by a struggle between wealthy landowners and regular citizens as it gradually expanded the right to vote

Discuss the expanding within the empire under Augustus.

 

Describe the Pax Romana, Roman Peace that ensued with emperors following Augustus.  

Assignments

Bellwork:  Weekly Planner  

SMARTBoard: Ch. 8 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction)

 Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 8.1 (Independent Practice)

 

Video Clip: Arizona Smith

Bellwork: Stratalogica  

PowerPoint: Punic Wars (Direct Instruction)

 

Student made Punic Wars Foldable (Guided Practice) 

SmartBoard: Punic Wars Review Activity(Independent Practice)  

Guided Reading 8.2 Part II (Independent Practice)

Bellwork:        Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 2 & 3 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Plebians & Patricians (Guided Practice)

 

You be the Roman Judge (Independent Practice)

 

 

 

Bellwork: G. R. 8.2 Part I 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 2 & 3 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Caesar-reformer? (Guided Practice)

 

G. R. 8.3    (Independent Practice)

 

Interpret Literature: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”

Bellwork: What makes a good or a bad leader?  

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 4 (Direct Instruction)  

Graphic Organizer: Augustus & The Good Emperors (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 8.4 (Independent Practice)

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Friends, Romans, Countrymen vocabulary

No Homework

No Homework


January 22-25
Due Date: 1/25/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

MLK Jr. Holiday

Discuss how the Greeks believed that gods and goddesses shaped their lives and how Greek poetry and fables taught Greek values.

Analyze how Greek poetry and fables taught Greek values.

Analyze how Greek poetry and fables taught Greek values.

Research and create a PowerPoint presentation on a Greek god, goddess, or hero.  

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Greek Mythology & Aesop’s Fables 

 

Summarizing Fables

Video Clip: Aesop’s Fables

Bellwork: “The Moral of the Story” Activity

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: Iliad and Odyssey Main Idea

 

Video Clip: Troy

 

Guided Reading 5.1

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity  

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 1   

Graphic Organizer: Iliad and Odyssey Main Idea

 

Video Clip: Troy & the Odyssey

Guided Reading 5.1

 

Bellwork: Read the instruction page for your PowerPoint project


Webquest: Greek Mythology 

Activity sheet for research

Homework

 

No Homework

No Homework

Choose on Moodle the god you would like to do you project on

No Homework


January 14-18
Due Date: 1/18/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace the events that led to the Persian wars and discuss the 4 main battles between the Persians and the Greeks.

Describe how under Pericles, Athens became very powerful and more democratic

Make a foldable to depict the events of the Peloponnesian wars.

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 4: Ancient Greece

Create vocabulary sketches for the significant words in Ch. 5

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

PowerPoint: Ch. 4 Sec. 3

Graphic Organizer: Persian Wars  

Sequencing Events & G.R. 4.3

Video Clip: The 30o

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

PowerPoint: Ch. 4 Sec. 4 on Moodle

Graphic Organizer: Achievements of Pericles & Daily Life in Athens

 

 

Bellwork: Create a graphic organizer to support what city state you think is more effective…

Athens or Sparta. This will be your essay for the Ch. 4 Test

PowerPoint: Peloponnesian War

Create a foldable to depict the events of the Peloponnesian Wars

Bellwork: Study for Test

Ch. 4 Test w/essay(Assessment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: 

Ch. 5 Vocabulary Sketches 

Video Clip: Greek Mythology

Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework

Ch. 4 Crossword Puzzle Review

No  Homework

No Homework


January 7-11
Due Date: 1/11/2013
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how the Minoans and the Mycenaeans were the first peoples to settle the peninsula of Greece.

Compare and contrast the Athenians and the Spartans.

Compare and contrast the Athenians and the Spartans.  

Debate the effectiveness of each civilization.

Trace the events that led to the Persian wars and discuss the 4 main battles between the Persians and the Greeks.

Describe how under Pericles, Athens became very powerful and more democratic

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: Foldable  

Guided Reading 4.1

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity: “Gathering the Facts” 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 2

 

Graphic Organizer: Athens and Sparta

 

Guided Reading 4.2 Part 1

Video Clip: The 30o

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity “Places, Regions, and Landscapes”

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 2 Continued (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Athens and Sparta

 

Assessment: Writing Activity “Argue which civilization will be most effective”

 

Bellwork: Study for Quiz

 

Assessment w/moodle Section 2 Quiz   


PowerPoint:  Ch. 4 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: Persian Wars  

Sequencing Events  

Video Clip: The 30o

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

PowerPoint: Ch. 4 Sec. 4 on Moodle 

Graphic Organizer: Achievements of Pericles & Daily Life in Athens

 

 

Homework

No Homework

Finish Vocabulary & Maps

Study for Quiz on Sec. 1 & 2

No Homework

No Homework


December 10-14
Due Date: 12/14/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how deserts, coastline, and oases of Arabia helped shape the Arab way of life.  

Describe how the prophet Muhammad brought the message of Islam to the people of Arabia.

Discuss how Arabs spread Islam through preaching, conquest, and trade.  

Complete SAS Curriculum Pathways on the Five Pillars of Islam

Trace the process by which Muslims split into two groups.  

Explain how the Turks and Moguls built Muslim empires in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Explain how the Turks and Moguls built Muslim empires in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Create a bubbl.us graphic organizer on the Muslim contributions in math, science, and the arts.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: The Middle East (GP)

 

Map Activity 11 Questions (IP)

 

 

Bellwork: Guided Reading 11.1

 

PowerPoint: Muhammad Ch. 11 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Muhammad (GP) 

SAS Curriculum Pathways: Five Pillars of Islam(IP)

Bellwork: Define Caliph, Sultan, Mosque, Bazaar, Minaret, Crier in notebook

 

Map Activity: The Spread of Islam

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Quiz 

11.1 Quiz

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Spread of Islam (GP) 

Guided Reading 11.2(IP)

Bellwork: Log on to Bubbl.us

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 3 (DI) 

Bubbl.us Graphic Organizer: Muslim Way of Life (GP)

 

Guided Reading: 11.3 (IP)

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz on 11. 1

No Homework

No Homework


December 3-7
Due Date: 12/7/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Create a graphic organizer using bubbl.us to explain how China developed new technologies such as steelmaking and printing

Create a graphic organizer using bubbl.us to explain how China developed new technologies such as steelmaking and printing

Discuss how Ming rulers strengthened China’s government and brought back peace and prosperity 

Trace the voyages of Zheng He as China sent a fleet to explore Asia and East Africa

Review material covered in Ch. 12: China in the Middle Ages 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 12

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 12 Sec. 2

 

Graphic Organizer using bubbl.us

 Guided Reading 12.3

Bellwork: Study for quiz

 

Assessment w/Moodle: Ch. 12 Sec. 3 Quiz

 

Graphic Organizer using bubbl.us

 

Bellwork: Frayer Method census & barbarian

 

Ch. 12 Sec. 4 PowerPoint

 

Graphic Organizer: Ming Dynasty

 

Guided Reading 12.4

Bellwork: Guided Reading 12.4 

Ch. 12 Notebook Check

 

Ch. 12 Crossword Review on moodle.com 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Assessment: Ch. 12 Test 

Ch. 11 Vocabulary Sketches

 

 

Homework

Study for quiz on Sec. 3 Genghis & Kublai Khan

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework


November 26-30
Due Date: 11/30/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how during the Sui and Tang dynasty people reunited and rebuilt China after years of war

Discuss how China developed new technologies such as steelmaking and printing

Trace how Genghis Khan and his sons built the Mongol Empire, which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe.

Trace how Genghis Khan and his sons built the Mongol Empire, which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe.

Discuss how Ming rulers strengthened China’s government and brought back peace and prosperity

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

Ch. 12 Sec. 1PowerPoint (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Rebuilding China(GP)

 

Vocabulary Sketches (IP)

 

 

Bellwork:  Guided Reading 12.1

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 12 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Foldable: Chinese Society (GP) 

w/moodle

Bellwork: Guided Reading 12.2

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 12 Sec. 3 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Genghis Khan (GP)

 

Map Activity: Conquest of the Mongols

Bellwork:  Study for quiz on Sec. 1 & 2

 

Ch. 12 Sec. 1 & 2 Quiz 

National Geographic Video: Genghis Khan

 

Video Questions

Bellwork: 

 

Ch. 12 Sec. 4 PowerPoint (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Ming Dynasty (GP) 

Guided Reading 12.3 (IP)

Homework

Finish vocabulary sketches

No Homework

Study for a quiz on sec. 1 & 2

No Homework

No Homework


November 13-16
Due Date: 11/16/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Veteran’s Day

Trace the developments during the Han dynasty that led to an improved life for all Chinese.

Discuss how three Chinese philosophies, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, grew out of the need for order.

 

Review concepts covered in Ch. 7: Early China

 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 7: Early China

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 7 Sec. 3 Continued (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Han Dynasty developments (GP) 

On the Silk Road (IP)

 

Bellwork: Guided Reading

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Three Chinese Philosophies (GP)

 

Confucius says (IP) 

Guided Reading 7.2 (IP)

Bellwork: Are harsh measures, including loss of individual freedoms, ever necessary in running a country? 

Notebook Check 

Crossword Review Game on Moodle

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

Jeopardy CPS Review Game

 

Ch. 7 Test w/Moodle

 

Ch. 12 Vocabulary

 

Homework

 

No Homework

Organize Notebook

Study for Test

No Homework


November 5-9
Due Date: 11/9/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe the distinctive features of the geography of China.

 

Analyze how the Huang He & Chang Jiang Rivers have impacted Chinese life for thousands of years

Discuss how rulers know as the Shang became powerful because they controlled land and had strong armies.

Understand how during the Zhou dynasty rulers believed that the heavenly laws gave the rulers power.

 

Describe the three main classes in Chinese society and the role of each member of the family

 

Discuss how three Chinese philosophies, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, grew out of the need for order.

 

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1   (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: China’s Geography (GP) 

Map of China (IP)

 

Bellwork: What would be the effect of having a society that developed separate from its neighbors? 

Finish Maps 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP)

 

Literature Reading: Soo Tan the Tiger and the Little Green Frog (IP)

Bellwork: Create your own Chinese Ideograph to represent you

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP)

 

 

Dynastic Cycle (IP)

 

Bellwork: Study for quiz

 

Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Quiz

 

Graphic Organizer: Classes in Chinese Society (IP)

 

Graphic Organizer: Chinese Family (IP)

Bellwork: Interpret a Confucius quote 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Three Chinese Philosophies (GP) 

Confucius says (IP) 

Guided Reading 7.2 (IP)

Homework

No  Homework

Complete your map on the election

Study for quiz on Ch. 7 Sec. 1

No Homework

No  Homework


October 29-November 2
Due Date: 10/29/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace how Hinduism grew out of the ancient belief of the Aryans.

Evaluate student understanding of the geography of India & the origin of the Aryans.

 

Research how Buddhism was founded and the key principles of the religion.

Research how Buddhism was founded and the key principles of the religion.

 

Create a modern story that depicts the story of Siddhartha Gautama

Evaluate the contributions made by the Gupta and Mauryan in literature, mathematics, and science.

 

 

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in

Ch. 6 (India’s geography, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mauryan & Gupta Empire)

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

SmartBoard: Ch. 6 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Hinduism (GP)

 

Hinduism Reading (IP) 

Video: What is Hinduism?

Bellwork: How does this quote relate to karma? “Before you seek revenge, dig two graves”

 

Assessment: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 Quiz w/Moodle

 

Digital Project: Buddhism Webquest (IP)

 

Bellwork:  Guided Reading 6.2 


Digital Project Continued: Buddhism Webquest (IP) 

Writing Activity: Rewrite the story of Siddhartha Gautama using modern terms

 

Bellwork: Guided Reading 6.2 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 3 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: India’s Empires (GP)

 

Video Clip: Literature  

Guided Reading 6.3 (IP)

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Assessment: Ch. 6 Test w/Moodle  

Ch. 7 Vocabulary Sketches

Homework

Study for Quiz on 6.1

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Ch. 6 Test

No Homework


October 22-26
Due Date: 10/24/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations.

 

Determine how climate and geography influenced the rise of India’s first civilizations.

EXPLORE TEST 

Analyze the candidates running in the upcoming presidential election

Discuss how the Aryans introduced new ideas and technology to India.  

Argue whether the Aryans had a positive or negative impact on the Indians.

Trace how Hinduism grew out of the ancient belief of the Aryans.

Explain how Buddhism was founded and the key principles of the religion

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI) 

India Foldable (GP)

 

Map of India Labeling Activity (IP)

 

Video Clip: India Geography

 

Vocabulary (Exit)

8th Grade Explore Test

 

For classes that meet! 

Digital Project: Analyze the presidential candidates 

Isidewith.com

 

 

Bellwork: How would you feel if you were not given the ability to choose your career? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

India Foldable (GP)

 

Video Clip: Untouchables

 

Guided Reading 6.1 (IP)

Bellwork: Why do people try to do good deeds for others? 

SmartBoard: Ch. 6 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Hinduism (GP) 

Hinduism Reading (IP)

 

Bellwork: Does Karma affect your progress to the afterlife?

 

SmartBoard: Buddhism (DI) 

Video Clip: “Little Buddha” 

Graphic Organizer: Buddhism (GP) 

Buddhism/Hinduism Classification (IP)

 

Vocabulary (Exit)

Homework

Watch the Debate!

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


October 8-12
Due Date: 10/12/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how the Israelites chose a king to unite them against their enemies.

 

Trace how the Israelites were conquered and forced to leave Israel and Judah.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Describe how Religion shaped the Jewish way of life.

Describe how Religion shaped the Jewish way of life.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 3: The Early Israelites

Describe how the first people in the Americas came from Asia during the Ice Age.

 

Explain how the invention of farming led to the rise of civilizations in the Americas.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Early Israelite Leaders (GP)

 

Primary Source Reading: Proverbs 

Writing: create our own proverb (IP)

Bellwork:  Interpret the following quotation…

Assessment: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 Quiz

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 3 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: A Troubled Time (GP) 

Bellwork:  Where have you ever heard the word “Kosher?”  

SmartBoard: Growth of Judaism (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Fishbone Jewish Life (GP)

 

Guided Reading 3.3 (IP)

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

Ch. 3 Test

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 16 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: Ch. 16 Sec. 1

 

Bellwork: How did the change from hunting & gathering to farming affect people’s diets?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 16 Sec. 1 Continued(DI)


Graphic Organizer: The First Americans
(GP) 

Guided Reading 16.1 (IP)

Homework

Study for Quiz & Finish Sketches

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

6th and 1st Period Study for EQT


September 24-28
Due Date: 9/28/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Acquire an understanding of the process by which Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife.

           

 

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.  

Create a Glog that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

World of Opportunities Field Trip

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.  

Create a Glog that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

Research the pharaohs of the old, middle, and new kingdoms.

 

Create a Glog that identifies significant aspects of your assigned pharaoh’s life.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Interactive Activity: Student Mummification

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 2 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Pharoahs (GP)

 

Guided Reading 2.2 (IP)

Bellwork: Predict people’s reaction if someone from Egypt tried to encourage its citizens to be monotheistic  

Glogster Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

World of Opportunities Field Trip

Bellwork: Study for Quiz on Ch. 2 Sec. 2 

Assessment: Ch. 2 Sec. 2

 Glogster Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

Bellwork: Grab a computer and get logged in to glogster

 


FINAL DAY for Glogster Project: Egyptian Pharaohs

Homework

No Homework

No homework

Study for Quiz on Ch. 2 Sec. 2

No homework

No homework


Septemer 17-21
Due Date: 9/21/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how Egyptian civilization began in the fertile Nile River valley, where natural barriers discouraged invasions.

Discuss how Egypt united into one kingdom around 3100 b.c.

Analyze the government, religion, and ways of life of the Egyptians during the Old Kingdom.  

Explain how Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses.

 

Acquire an understanding of the process by which Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife.

     Evaluate student understanding of the geography of the Nile river.

Acquire an understanding of the process by which Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife.

 

 

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner 

SmartBoard: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: The Nile River (GP)

 

HieroglyphicWriting Activity (IP)

 

Bellwork: Finish your hieroglyphic writing 

SmartBoard: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 continued (DI) 

Foldable: The Nile River (GP) 

Guided Reading 2.1 (IP)

Bellwork: Compare and contrasts the rivers of Egypt and Mesopotamia

 

SMARTBoard: Egypt’s Religion (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Pharaohs, Mummification, and Pyramids (GP) 

Literature Reading: Isis and Osiris (IP)

Bellwork: Book of the Dead Excerpt 

 

Interactive Activity: Student Mummification 

 

Assessment: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Quiz

Bellwork: Bellwork collection day 

Egyptian Mummification Webquest

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz

No Homework

No Homework


September 4-7
Due Date: 9/7/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

 

Discuss how during the Neolithic Age, people started farming, building communities, producing goods, and trading.

 

Compare and contrast Neolithic and Paleolithic Ages

Assess student understanding of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age.

Describe how civilizations in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates River

Describe how civilizations in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates River 

Classify the characteristics of the civilization in Mesopotamia

Debate the appropriate and inappropriate actions of Hammurabi, the king of Babylon

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

Youtube Clip: Iceman

 

SMARTBoard: Neolithic Age(DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Classifying the Stone Age (GP)

 

SMARTBoard: Classifying Paleolithic or Neolithic Age (GP) 

Guided Reading 1.1 (IP)

Bellwork: Vocabulary Sketches

 

Section 1 Quiz w/moodle 

Introduce Mesopotamia w/glogster (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Mesopotamia(GP) 

Literature Reading: Epic of Gilgamesh (IP)

 

Bellwork: 

SMARTBoard: The Fertile Crescent (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Mesopotamia (GP) 

Literature Reading: Epic of Gilgamesh (IP)

 

 

Bellwork: Pollev.com

 

SmartBoard: Hammurabi’s Code (DI)

 

Primary Source Reading (GP) 

VoiceThread Debate (IP)

 

Homework

 

Study for quiz on Section 1

Finish Sketches

No Homework

No Homework

75 Minute Classes

Map of Mesopotamia


Week of August 20-24
Due Date: 8/24/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Homeroom Orientation

Explain the rules and procedures in class as well as provide an orientation to what we will cover in World History

Acquire student passwords and logins for various sites that will be used in 8th grade World History

 

Explain the expectations that come along with a our class since we will utilize technology daily

Acquire student passwords and logins for various sites that will be used in 8th grade World History 

Explain the expectations that come along with a our class since we will utilize technology daily

Recognize why historians rely on calendars and the dating of events to measure time.  

Construct timelines explaining knowledge of how we date events.

Assignments

n/a

Bellwork: Bellwork Setup

 

About Me Presentation

 

Notebook Setup 

Interactive Timeline Activity

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Finish Notebook Setup

 

Computer Usage

 Students Usernames and Passwords

Bellwork: Pollev.com question

 

Finish Notebook Setup

 

Computer Usage

  Students Usernames and Passwords

Bellwork: On your Moodle

 

SMARTBoard: Archaeology (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram (GP)


http://quizlet. com/2512580/job-characteristics-flash-cards/ (GP)

 

moodle.mcpss.

com (IP)

Homework

No Homework

Get syllabus signed

Remind parent to sign up for remind101.com

If you have questions see my homepage for detailed instructions!

No Homework

No Homework


May 21-25
Due Date: 5/22/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History & World Geography

Monday, May 21st: Make up day (all work must be made up TODAY)

Tuesday, May 22nd: Review for EQT

Wednesday, May 23rd: Review for EQT

Thursday, May 24th: 4th QTR projects are due (instructions are under the "projects" heading)

Friday, May 25th: 2nd Period EQT

Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 29th: 3rd & 4th Period EQT's

Wednesday, May 30th: 5th & 6th Period EQT's

Thursday, May 31st: 1st Period EQT

 


May 14-18
Due Date: 5/15/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how between the 14th and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Describe how between the 14th and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 17 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Allow students to use their personal technology to research the person, civilization, or event for their 4th QTR Project

Allow students to use their personal technology to research the person, civilization, or event for their 4th QTR Project

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner  

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1 & 17.2

(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table(Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 15.5 (Independent Practice)

 

Bellwork: Why is there a need for a Renaissance (rebirth) in medieval Europe?

 

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1 & 17.2 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table(Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 15.5  (Independent Practice)

 

Bellwork: Study for quiz

 

Ch. 17 Quiz

 

Review for EQT

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

4th QTR Project Work Session on person, civilization or event in World History

 

Option 1: Write & perform a song


Option 2: Make a movie poster

 

Option 3: Make a comic strip

 

BRING PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY TO SCHOOL

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

4th QTR Project Work Session on person, civilization or event in World History 

Option 1: Write & perform a song


Option 2: Make a movie poster
 

Option 3: Make a comic strip

 

 

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on Ch. 17

4th QTR project due  5-24

4th QTR project due   5-24

4th QTR project due 5-24

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 11 and Ch. 12: North Africa and Southwest Asia

Allow students to research the landforms, climate, resources, and economic activity of their country for the 4th QTR Project

Analyze the impact that early Egyptian people had on life in Egypt today.

Allow students to research the landforms, climate, resources, and economic activity of their country for the 4th QTR Project

Review concepts covered in QTR 4 for the EQT

Assignments

Bellwork:Study for Test

 

Ch. 11 & 12 Test 

After test: Literature Reading -TIME Perspective

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

Cereal Box Project Research

 

BRING PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY TO SCHOOL

Bellwork:  EQT Chart Review

 

 

Video: Mysteries of Egypt

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity  

Cereal Box Project Research

 

BRING PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY TO SCHOOL  

Bellwork: EQT Chart Review

 

SMART VE Review Activity  

EQT Review: Will the Winner Lose Review Game

Homework

4th QTR project due  5-24

4th QTR project due  5-24

4th QTR project due  5-24

4th QTR project due  5-24

4th QTR project due 5-24


May 7-11
Due Date: 5/8/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how the Catholic Church played an important role in medieval Europe and used its power to uphold its teachings

 

Analyze the two types of medieval architecture that was found in Catholic churches

Describe the terrible plague, known as the Black Death, that swept through Europe in the 1300s killing millions 

Analyze the long term effects of the plague

Evaluate students ability to maintain a proper notebook

 

Review concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec 2, 3, 4, & 5 (Feudalism, English & French Leaders, Crusades, Catholic Church, Black Death)

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec 3, 4, & 5 (English & French Leaders, Crusades, Catholic Church, Black Death)

Describe how between the 14th and 16th centuries Europeans experienced a “rebirth” of literature, visual arts, and philosophy

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15.4(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram Romanesque v. Gothic(Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading: 15.4(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Plague Reading

 

PowerPoint: The Black Death(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Spreading of the Plague(Guided Practice)

 

Stratalogica Maps(Guided Practice)

 

Video Clip: Monty Python 

Smart Response Review(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: SMART Board sequencing activity on board

 

Assessment: Notebook Check

 

 

SMART Response Review

Bellwork: Log into your Moodle account

Moodle.mcpss.com  

 

Assessment w/ moodle: Ch. 15 Sec. 2, 3, 4, & 5 Test

 

After Test: Vocabulary Sketches (Definition and Image)

 

 

Bellwork: Why is there a need for a Renaissance (rebirth) in medieval Europe? 

PowerPoint: Renaissance 17.1(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Renaissance Table(Guided Practice)

 Guided Reading 15.5 (Independent Practice)

 

Homework

No Homework

Bring your own technology to school for review

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe the physical geography, government, economy, religion, and daily life of countries in North Africa today

 

 

Describe the government, economy, religion, and daily life of countries in North Africa today

 

 

Assess how money from oil exports has impacted the people living in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.

Explain how Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan have recently fought wars and have undergone sweeping political changes.

 

Describe the government, economy, religion, and daily life of countries in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan today

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 11 and Ch. 12: North Africa and Southwest Asia

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: North Africa Today(Guided Practice) 

GIST Summary of Egypt Newspaper Articles(Independent Practice)

 

 

Bellwork: What is a similarity between China and Egypt?

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 2(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Libya and the Maghreb(Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 11.2(Independent Practice)

 

Video Clip: North Africa Today

Bellwork: Analyze Rock the Kasbahs lyrics 

Assessment: North Africa Quiz

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 12 Sec. 3(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Benefits of oil to Arabian Peninsula(Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 12.3 (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity  

Graphic Organizer: Country Profiles (Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan)

 

Video Clip

 

Concept Cards for Test

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Will the Winner Lose Review Game

 

Ch. 11 & 12 Test 

After test: Literature Reading -TIME Perspective

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

Study for Test-Test MOVED to MONDAY


April 30-May 4
Due Date: 5/1/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how England developed a system in which the king’s power was shared with Parliament.

 

 

Describe how European crusaders captured Jerusalem but were later driven out by the Muslims

Discuss how the Catholic Church played an important role in medieval Europe and used its power to uphold its teachings

Evaluate student understanding of topics covered in Ch. 15 Sec. 1, 2, 3, & 4

8th Grade Awards Day

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: England and France in Middle Ages  (Guided Practice)

Guided Reading 15.3 (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip: The Knight

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

PowerPoint: The Crusades (Direct Instruction)

 

Student Created Foldable: Crusades(Guided Practice) 

Video Clip: You Tube History Teacher

 

Guided Reading: Ch. 15 Sec. 3(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Have you ever noticed how many things in society have been influenced by religion? Give examples? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15.4(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: The Church and Society (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 15.4(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

Assessment:  Ch. 15 Test

 

  

Ch. 17 Vocabulary

Makeup work day

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate and label on a map the major physical and political features of North Africa and SW Asia

Understand common elements of the region of N Africa and SW Asia

Compare and contrast the three of the world’s monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-that developed in SW Asia

Describe the physical geography, government, economy, religion, and daily life of countries in North Africa today

 

 

Describe the government, economy, religion, and daily life of countries in North Africa today

 

 

Describe how money from oil exports has boosted standards of living in most countries of the Arabian Peninsula.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Regional Atlas: N Africa and SW Asia (Direct Instruction)

 

Map Activity: North Africa and South West Asia(Guided Practice)

 

Bellwork: pg. 306  

Assessment: N. Africa and SW Asia Map Quiz 

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Foldable: “World Religions”(Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 10.1(Independent Practice) 

Video Clip: The Hajj

Bellwork: What is a similarity between China and Egypt?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: North Africa Today(Guided Practice)

 

GIST Summary of Egypt Newspaper Articles(Independent Practice)

 

 

Bellwork: Guided Reading 11.1

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 2 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Libya and the Maghreb(Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 11.2(Independent Practice)

 

Video Clip: North Africa Today

Bellwork: Rock the Kasbahs lyrics 

Assessment: North Africa Quiz

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 12 Sec. 3(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Benefits of oil to Arabian Peninsula(Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 12.3 (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip

Homework

Study for Map Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


April 23-27
Due Date: 4/26/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Expand your understanding of life in medieval times through a book study of Catherine, Called Birdy

Expand your understanding of life in medieval times through a book study of Catherine, Called Birdy

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

 

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

 

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 2 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Power In Europe?(Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 15.1 (Independent Practice)

 

Introduce Catherine, Called Birdy

Bellwork: Guided Reading. 15. 1

 

Catherine, Called Birdy: September & October

 

Literature Packet: Monthly Questions

Bellwork: Make sure you have a book entitled Catherine, Called Birdy 

Catherine, Called Birdy: November, December, & January

 

Literature Packet: Monthly Questions 

Graphic Organizer: Society v. Catherine’s View

Bellwork: Catherine Questions

 

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec. 2-Feudalism(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Feudalism (Guided Practice)

Video Clip w/ questions: Serfs(Independent Practice)

 

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity: Feudalism and the Holy Roman Empire

 

Smartboard: Ch. 15 Sec. 2-Feudalism(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Feudalism(Guided Practice) 

Video Clip w/questions: The Noble(Independent Practice) 

Guided Reading 15. 2

(Independent Practice)

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Review your notes on Catherine

No Homework

No Homework

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Participate in the “Will to Wait” program with Crittendon Youth Services

Participate in the “Will to Wait” program with Crittendon Youth Services

Participate in the “Will to Wait” program with Crittendon Youth Services

Participate in the “Will to Wait” program with Crittendon Youth Services

Participate in the “Will to Wait” program with Crittendon Youth Services

Assignments

 Pre Program Survey

 

Daily Topics: Goal Setting and Introduction into the course 

  

Daily Topics: Media influence

 

 

Daily Topics: Harmful substances(alcohol, drugs, etc.) Social & Peer Pressure

  

Daily Topics: STD’s and Pregnancy

 

 

Daily Topics: The Future

 

 End of Program Rally

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

No Homework

 

No Homework 

 No Homework

 


April 2-6
Due Date: 4/3/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate on a map the locations of Germanic societies in Europe.

 

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how the Franks, Angles, and Saxons of Western Europe built new societies and defended them against Muslims, Magyars, and Vikings.

Describe how the Vikings, a group of people from Scandinavia, swept through Europe to ransack towns in search of treasures

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1 

Graphic Organizer: European Geography

 

Map Activity: European Geography

 

SmartBoard HotSpots

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1 

Graphic Organizer: European Geography

Guided Reading 15. 1 #1 & #2

 

Bellwork:How did the geography of Europe influence where people settled?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Who were the Franks?

 

G. R. 15.1      #3-#6

Video Clip: Charlemagne

Bellwork: Stratalogica Map Activity-Vikings Impact On Europe

 

SMARTboard: Vikings

 

Graphic Organizer: Listening Check

 

G. R. 15.1 #7

 

Fjords virtual tour

Bellwork: Study for Quiz 

Assessment: Ch. 15 Sec. 1 Quiz w/Moodle

 

PowerPoint: The Rise of the Catholic Church

Graphic Organizer: Pope Gregory

G. R. 15.1      #8-#12

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how while Japan’s people have few mineral resources they have built a prosperous country.

Use ultra computers to gain an understanding of daily life in Japan

Use ultra computers to gain an understanding of daily life in Japan

Evaluate students ability to maintain a proper notebook  

Review material covered in the cultural region of Asia

Evaluate students understanding of material covered in the cultural region of Asia

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 18 Sec. 1


Graphic Organizer: Japan’s geography, government, history, economy, and people

 

Guided Reading 18.1

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

 

Web quest: Life in Japan

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

Web quest: Life in Japan

Bellwork: Create a foldable with these four headings (Geography of Asia, People of Asia, China, & Japan) 

Assessment: Notebook Check

 

 

Asian Region Foldable Review

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Assessment: Region Test-Asian culture region 

After Test: Map Activity-North Africa & Southwest Asia

 

 

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework


March 26-30
Due Date: 3/26/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Create a mosaic representative of their life much like those found in the early Christian Churches

Review material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity (Life of Jesus, first Christians, persecution of Christians, early church hierarchy, spread of Christian ideas)

Evaluate student understanding of material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity (Life of Jesus, 1st Christians, persecution of Christians, early church hierarchy, Christian ideas)  

Create a mosaic representative of their life much like those found in the early Christian Churches

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner  

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas

(Guided Practice) 

Eastern Orthodox v. Roman Catholic (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip: Roman Catholic

Bellwork: Draw a sketch of the mosaic you want to make  

PowerPoint: Early Christian Church Mosaics (Direct Instruction)

 

Vocabulary Sketches: Mosaic (Guided Practice) 

Student Created Mosaics (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: How would you have handled it if you were a Christian and people began to persecute your religion? 

Assessment: Notebook Check #1 

Jeopardy CPS Review for Ch. 10 Test

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Assessment: Ch. 10 Test w/ Moodle

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity  

Finish Student Created Mosaics (Independent Practice)

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Explain how while Japan’s people have few mineral resources they have built a prosperous country.

Use ultra computers to gain an understanding of daily life in Japan

Use ultra computers to gain an understanding of daily life in Japan

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Three Gorges Dam Project (Guided Practice) 

Classroom Debate: For or Against the Dam (Cooperative Learning)

Finish Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Three Gorges Dam Project (Guided Practice) 

Classroom Debate: For or Against the Dam (Cooperative Learning)

Finish Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

Bellwork: Locate and Label your Map of Japan

Assessment: China

PowerPoint: Ch. 18 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Japan’s geography, government, history, economy, and people (Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 18.1 (Independent Practice)

Bellwork:Based on the map on 525 how would you describe the geography of Japan? 

Webquest: Life in Japan

Bellwork:Japanese Origami 

Webquest: Life in Japan

Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


March 19-23
Due Date: 3/23/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how while the Romans ruled Judaea, many rebelled. 

Describe how Jesus of Nazareth preached of God’s love and forgiveness but was crucified for his teaching.

Discuss how Jesus’ life and a belief in his resurrection led to a new religion called Christianity.

 

Describe the life and teaching of Paul of Tarsus

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 10 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Discuss how the early Christians set up a church organization and explained their beliefs.

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Life of Jesus (Guided Practice) 

Vocabulary Sketches (Independent Practice)

 

Video Clip

Bellwork: If you could give someone advice on how to behave, what would you tell them?  

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Guided Reading 10.1 (Guided Practice) 

Stratalogica Map Activity

(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Study for Quiz

 Assessment: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 Quiz w/ Moodle 

SmartBoard: The Christian Church (Direct Instruction)

 

Ch. 10 Sec. 2 Student Created Foldable (Guided Practice)

 

 

 

Bellwork: Judaism v. Christianity

 PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas (Guided Practice)  

Video Clip: Roman Catholic  

G.R. 10. 2 (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: How would you have handled it if you were a Christian and people began to persecute your religion? 

Guided Reading 10.3 

Video Clip: What is Christianity?

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8th grade!!!

Here is the link you requested for Ch. 10 Vocabulary

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/efcwin.php?qi=10627

 http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078603072/student_view0/unit3/chapter10/vocabulary_eflashcards.html

 

7th grade!!!!

Practice locating countries in Asia: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Asian_Geography.htm

 Find "Countries" click on "Level 1"

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Identify political boundaries and physical features of the Asian region.

 

Describe the similarities and differences between the countries that live in Asia.

Identify political boundaries and physical features of the Asian region.  

Describe the similarities and differences between the countries that live in Asia.

Explain how China-the third largest country in the world-has very diverse landforms.

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Trace China’s changes from a government of dynasties in power to the rise of the communist government.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Regional Atlas (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Regional Atlas (Guided Practice)

 

Map Activity: Asian Region (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Google Earth: What are physical features of the Asian region?

 

Stratalogica Atlas Activity: Asia w/ Ultra Computers

 

Moodle Assessment: Cultural Region of Asia

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

Assessment: Map of Asia

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 17 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: China’s Land and Economy (Guided Practice)

 

G.R. 17.1 (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip: China’s Sorrow

Bellwork: What is hydro electric power? How does it work?

 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam (Direct Instruction)

 

Pre reading and summarization activities 

Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

 

Graphic Organizer: TDG

Bellwork: Define Dynasty 

PowerPoint: Ch. 17 Sec. 2 & 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Foldable: China’s Government Dynasties to Communism (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 17.2 (Independent Practice)

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study map of Asia

No Homework

No Homework


February 27-March 3
Due Date: 2/28/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

 

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how Italy’s geography played an important role in the rise of Roman civilization

Trace how Rome slowly destroyed the Carthaginian Empire and took control of the entire Mediterranean region in the Punic Wars

Explain how Rome’s republic was shaped by a struggle between wealthy landowners and regular citizens as it gradually expanded the right to vote

Explain how Rome’s republic was shaped by a struggle between wealthy landowners and regular citizens as it gradually expanded the right to vote

Discuss the expanding and reorganization within the empire under Augustus.  

Describe the Pax Romana, Roman Peace that ensued with emperors following Augustus.  

Assignments

Bellwork:  Weekly Planner  

SMARTBoard: Ch. 8 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram (Guided Practice)

Guided Reading 8.1 (Independent Practice)

 

Video Clip: The Legend of Romulus & Remus

Bellwork: Locate and Label Italy  

PowerPoint: Punic Wars (Direct Instruction)

Student Made Punic Wars Foldable (Guided Practice)

 

SmartBoard: Punic Wars Review Activity(Independent Practice)

Guided Reading 8.2 Part II (Independent Practice)

Bellwork:  Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 2 & 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Plebians & Patricians (Guided Practice) 

You be the Roman Judge (Independent Practice)

 

 

 

Bellwork:G. R. 8.2 Part I 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 2 & 3 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Caesar-reformer? (Guided Practice) 

G. R. 8.3 (Independent Practice) 

Interpret Literature: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” 

Video Clip: Caesar

Bellwork: What makes a good or a bad leader?  

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 4 (Direct Instruction)  

Graphic Organizer: Augustus & The Good Emperors (Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 8.4 (Independent Practice)

 

 

Homework

No Homework

D.G.M. 1-5

D.G.M. 6-10

Finish Literature

No Homework

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the Italian and Balkan Peninsula

Explain how France and Benelux countries are important cultural, agricultural, and manufacturing centers of Europe

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the Iberian Peninsula 

Evaluate students ability to locate on a map countries in Europe

Describe how Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are known for their mountain scenery and prosperous economies

Review student understanding of material covered in Ch. 6: European Countries

 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Assignments

Bellwork:   Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 4(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Southern Europe (Guided Practice)

Guided Reading 5:7-20 (Independent Practice)

Small group SMARTboard review: Europe

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

PowerPoint: France (Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: France and the Benelux Countries (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 2 (Independent Practice)

Small group review at SMARTboard of Europe

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity 

Assessment: Map of Europe 

PowerPoint: Spain & Portugal (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Spain & Portugal (Guided Practice)

Guided Reading 5: Southern Europe (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

Foldable: Ch. 6 Sec. 3 Germany and the Alpine Countries (Cooperative Learning) 

Guided Reading 3 (Independent Practice)

SmartBoard Review of countries covered to this point

Bellwork: Reteaching Activity: Western Europe Today

 

Notebook Check 

SMART response Review Game

Homework

Study your map of Europe

Study your map of Europe

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

ALCOS Standards:

2.0: Analyze regional characteristics for factors that contribute to change and for their relative importance

4.0: Locate cultural hearths in Europe, Asia, and Africa on maps, globes, and satellite images

5.0: Identify physical, economic, political, and cultural characteristics of selected regions in the E. Hemisphere

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the Italian and Balkan Peninsula

Explain how France and Benelux countries are important cultural, agricultural, and manufacturing centers of Europe

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the Iberian Peninsula

 

Evaluate students ability to locate on a map countries in Europe

Describe how Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are known for their mountain scenery and prosperous economies

Review student understanding of material covered in Ch. 6: European Countries

 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Assignments

Bellwork:   Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 4

(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer:

Southern Europe (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 5:

7-20 (Independent Practice)

 

Small group SMARTboard review: Europe

Bellwork:

Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

PowerPoint: France

(Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: France and the Benelux Countries (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 2 (Independent Practice)

 

Small group review at SMARTboard of Europe

Bellwork:

Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

Assessment: Map of Europe

 

PowerPoint: Spain & Portugal (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Spain & Portugal (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 5: Southern Europe (Independent Practice)

Bellwork:

Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

Foldable: Ch. 6 Sec. 3 Germany and the Alpine Countries (Cooperative Learning)

 

Guided Reading 3 (Independent Practice)

 

SmartBoard Review of countries covered to this point

Bellwork: Reteaching Activity: Western Europe Today

 

Notebook Check

 

SMART

response Review Game

Homework

Study your map of Europe

Study your map of Europe

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

 


February 13-17
Due Date: 2/14/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Objective

Analyze the impact that Greek drama and architecture have had on other countries.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 5 Sec. 1

Explain how Greek philosophers developed ideas that are still used today.

Trace the conquests of Alexander the Great as he conquered the Persian Empire and spread Greek culture throughout southwest Asia.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 5: Greek Civilization

 

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

SmartBoard: Ch. 5 Sec. 1(Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Literature, Architecture, and Religion (Guided Practice)

 

Greek Temple Drawings (Independent Practice) 

Video Clip: How to draw the Parthenon

Bellwork: Prepare a list of place around Mobile that you have seen Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian columns

 

Quiz: Ch. 5 Sec. 1 (Assessment) 


Greek Temple Drawings (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Math Integration: Complete the problem on the SMARTboard 

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 2 (Direct Instruction) 

Foldable: Greek Philosophers (Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 5.2 (Independent Practice)

 

Bellwork: Have you ever wanted something because you neighbor/friend had it? Explain 

PowerPoint: Ch. 5 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Alexander the Great (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Practice 5.3 (Independent Practice

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

 

Ch. 5 Test

 

 

Ch. 8 Map Activity

 

Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

 

75 Minute Class Period

Section 1 Quiz

Temple Designs

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Create a brochure using Microsoft Publisher that describes the following elements of a European Country-Land, Language, Location, Religion, Climate, Government, and Tourist Information

Create a brochure using Microsoft Publisher that describes the following elements of a European Country-Land, Language, Location, Religion, Climate, Government, and Tourist Information

Introduce students to the geography and peoples of Europe. Identify important countries in Europe.

 

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Discuss the economy, government, history, and culture of the Iberian Peninsula   (Italy & Greece)

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Microsoft Publisher Project on a county in Europe (Independent Practice)

 

Technology Learned: Microsoft Publisher, Digidrive, student logins

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity on SMARTboard

 

Microsoft Publisher Project on a county in Europe (Independent Practice)

 

Technology Learned: Microsoft Publisher, Digidrive, student logins

 

Bellwork: Map Activity

 

SmartBoard; Regional Atlas (Direct Instruction)

 

Unit 2 Graphic Organizer (Guided Practice)  

Stratalogica Atlas Activity “Locations”

(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Predict why Ireland is divided into two countries

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1U.K. (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: United Kingdom (Guided Practice)

 

G. R. 6.1 (Independent Practice)

Bellwork:   Look at your European Map TOC #2. How would you describe the shape of Italy? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 4(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Southern Europe (Guided Practice 

Assessment: Map of Europe Quiz

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study map of Europe

Study map of Europe

No Homework


January 30-February 3
Due Date: 1/28/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how under Pericles, Athens became very powerful and more democratic

Trace the events that led to the Peloponnesian war when Athens and Sparta fight for the control of Greece.

Make a foldable to depict the events of the Peloponnesian wars.  

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Review material covered in Ch. 4: Ancient Greece.

 

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 4: Ancient Greece

Assignments

Bellwork:
Weekly Planner

 

Guided Reading 4.3

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 4 Sec. 4

 

Graphic Organizer: Achievements of Pericles & Daily Life in Athens   

Guided Reading 4.4

 

 

Bellwork: Define representative democracy and direct democracy. Draw an illustration to help you understand the difference between the two.

 

SmartBoard: Peloponnesian War

Graphic Organizer: Events of the Peloponnesian War 

Guided Reading 4.4

Bellwork: Create a graphic organizer to support what city state you think is more effective…Athens or Sparta. This will be your essay for the Ch. 4 Test

 

Notebook Check #1 for 3rd QTR

 

Foldable: Create a foldable to depict the events of the Peloponnesian Wars

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

TOC #29.1 “Thinking about History”

 

 

Ch. 4 Review: Crossword Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

 

 

 

Ch. 4 Test (Assessment)

 

 

 

 

Ch. 5 Vocabulary Sketches

Homework

No Homework

Organize Notebook

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework



World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe the 8 elements that define culture and explain how people usually live with others who follow similar beliefs learned from the past.

Explain how the world’s population is growing rapidly, and how and where people live are changing too.

Classify the world into different climate zones.

Review student understanding of material covered in Ch. 2 & 3 for test

 

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of material covered in Ch. 2 and Ch. 3.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

Independent Project: create a Culture Wheel to describe yourself 

Guided Reading 3.1

Bellwork: Stratalogica: Map Skills Review TOC #10 Part 7

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 2

 

Graphic Organizer: Population Patterns

 

Classroom Movement: Population Density

 

Guided Reading 3.2

Bellwork: Stratalogica: Map Skills Review TOC #10 Part 4 

PowerPoint: Ch. 2 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: Mapping Climate Zones

 

Video Clip: Climate Zones  

G.R. 2.3

Bellwork: Organize Notebooks

 

Notebook Check

 

 

Ch. 2 & 3 Crossword Review

Bellwork: Study for test

 

Test Ch. 2: Water, Climate, and Vegetation & Ch. 3: The World People

 

After Test: Regional Atlas: Europe

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Organize Notebooks

Study for test

No homework


January 17-20
Due Date: 1/17/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

MLK

Review material covered in Ch. 13 The African Civilizations

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 13: The African Civilizations

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations

Describe how the Minoans and the Mycenaeans were the first peoples to settle the peninsula of Greece.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

Jeopardy Review Game (Guided Practice)

 

SMART response(independent practice)

Bellwork: Interpret the chart on the SMARTboard

 

Ch. 13 Test(Assessment)

 

After Test: Ch. 4 Vocabulary

Bellwork:Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

SMARTBoard: Geography of Greece(Direct Instruction)

 

Map Activity: Ancient Greece (Guided Practice)


Guided Reading 4.1 Part 1
(Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 4 Sec. 1 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Foldable (Guided Practice)

 

Guided Reading 4.1 Part 2(Independent Practice)

Homework

 

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

MLK

Describe the major components of the solar system as well as their impact on Earth.

Trace how the mountains, deserts, and other landscapes were formed as a result of forces acting below the earth’s surface.

Locate on a map the major landforms and waterways at exist in the world.

Locate on a map the major landforms and waterways at exist in the world.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

PowerPoint: Ch. 1 Sec. 2 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: The Solar System (Guided Practice)

 

Model: Sun & Moon Interactive 

Computer Interactive: Blue Planet-the seasons

 

G.R. 1.2 (Independent Practice)

Bellwork: Haitian earthquake article  

SMART Response Assessment: Solar System 

PowerPoint: Ch. 1 Sec. 3 (Direct Instruction)

 

Graphic Organizer: Plate Tectonics (Guided Practice)

 

G.R. 1.3 (Independent Practice)

 

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Activity TOC #8 “Relative Location”

 

SMARTBoard: Ch. 1 Sec. 4 (Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Landforms Bingo (Guided Practice)  

G.R. 1.4 (Independent Practice)

 

Bellwork: Map Activity: Labeling Landforms

 

Landforms Bingo (Guided Practice) 

SMART Response Assessment: Plate Tectonics, Landforms and Waterways

 

Homework

 

Study for Quiz

No Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework


January 9-13
Due Date: 1/13/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how the kingdoms in of the Rainforest and East Africa led to advancements for all Africans

Trace the growth of West African empires that were led by a centralized government with kings.

Describe how the religion of Islam spread from the Middle East into the West African Kingdoms.

Explain how an African culture developed among the Bantu peoples and spread throughout Africa.

Describe how the African slave trade changed greatly when Muslims and Europeans began taking captives from the continent.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner


Finish: Songhai from Friday
 

SmartBoard: Kingdoms of Rainforest and East Africa(Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: African Kingdoms

(Guided Practice)

Guided Reading 13.1(independent practice)

Bellwork:African Religions Today-Interpret Map 

Assessment: Section 1 Quiz w/SMART response

PowerPoint: Government of Ghana, Mali, & Songhai

(Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: African Government(Guided Practice) 

Guided Reading 13.2 (#1-6)(independent practice)

 

Bellwork:Predict why the dominant religion in Northern Africa is Islam but not throughout Africa.

PowerPoint: Government of Ghana, Mali, & Songhai

(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Effects of Islam on Africa(Guided Practice)

Mancala Game

 

 

 

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Questions

SmartBoard w/CFU’s: Bantu Migrations w/ Map Activity(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Bantu Migrations

(Guided Practice)

Literature Reading: Brer Rabbit meets a Tar Baby & Why do Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears 

Guided Reading 13.3

(independent practice)

Bellwork: Who started the slave trade in Africa?  

SmartBoard w/CFU’s: African Slave Trade(Direct Instruction) 

Graphic Organizer: Slave Trade(Guided Practice)

Map Activity: Triangular Trade(independent practice)

Homework

Study for quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how cartographers use mathematical calculators to turn a globe into a flat drawing of the Earth

Create a globe to understand the location of the hemispheres, equator, prime meridian, international date line, latitude and longitude

Create a globe to understand the location of the hemispheres, equator, prime meridian, international date line, latitude and longitude

Review the parts of the Geography Handbooks for test tomorrow

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in the Geography Handbook.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

SmartBoard: Map Projections (Direct Instruction)

Graphic Organizer: Map Projections (Guided Practice) 

Interactive World Map (independent practice)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Questions pg. 7 Part 1 A-F

WK 1 Quiz

Stratalogica Locate and Label (Direct Instruction)

Balloon Activity: Identify Hemispheres, Prime Meridian, Tropics, & Equator (Guided Practice)

Exit Activity on Globes (independent practice)

Bellwork: Stratalogica Atlas Questions pg. 7 Part 2 A-E 

Stratalogica Locate and Label (Direct Instruction) 

Balloon Activity: Identify Hemispheres, Prime Meridian, Tropics, & Equator (Guided Practice)

CFU: Locating Points Independent Practice

(independent practice)

Bellwork: Geography Handbook Questions #1-8

Cooperative Learning: Making a Human Globe

SMART Response clickers review game

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Geography Handbook Test

 

 

 

Homework

Study for Quiz on WK 1 Material

No Homework

TOC #6 Latitude and Longitude Practice

Study for Test

No Homework


January 3-6
Due Date: 1/6/2012
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Teacher Work Day

Explain how Africa has a vast and varied landscape

Explain how African has a vast and varied landscape.

Discuss how African empires grew rich from trade.

Trace the growth of West African empires that were led by a centralized government with kings.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Map Activity:

Geography and Climate Zones in Africa 

Vocabulary Sketches

 

CFU: Popsicle Sticks

Bellwork: Why do you think that the Sahara Desert is called the “death road?”

 

SmartBoard w/CFU’s: Ch. 13 Sec. 1 The Rise of African Civilizations

 

Graphic Organizer: African Geography

 

Google Earth Interactive Program

Bellwork:What would you rather have-a pound of gold or a pound of salt?

 

SmartBoard w/CFU’s:

Rise of Ghana & Mali & Songhai

 

Graphic Organizer: Kingdoms in Africa

 

Video Clip: African Civilizations

Bellwork:What do you think makes a system of government effective?

 

Assessment: Ch. 13 Sec. 1 Quiz

 

SmartBoard: Kingdoms of Rainforest and East Africa

 

Graphic Organizer: African Kingdoms

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 1

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Teacher Work Day

Examine the World Geography Textbook and material that will be covered in QTR 3 & 4

Discuss the five themes of geography to develop an understanding of how the study of geography takes place

Discuss the five themes of geography to develop an understanding of how the study of geography takes place

Develop an understanding of the many parts of a map as well as the types of maps

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Textbook Scavenger Hunt

 

Assessment: Geography Pre-Quiz

Bellwork: What is geography?

 

SmartBoard w/CFU’s: 5 Themes of Geography

 

Graphic Organizer: 5 Themes

 

 

Bellwork: Describe the relative location of your desk.

 

SmartBoard: 5 Themes of Geography review 

Cooperative Learning: Identifying the 5 themes in National Geographic Magazines 

CFU: Cooperative Learning Presentations

Bellwork: Identify the difference between a map and a globe

 

SmartBoard: Parts of a map

 

Video Clip: map components

 

Graphic Organizer: Types of Maps

 

CFU: Independent Practice

Homework

n/a

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Independent Practice

 


November 7-10
Due Date: 11/8/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how Qin Shihuandi used harsh methods to unify and defend China.

Trace the developments during the Han dynasty that led to an improved life for all Chinese.

Review concepts covered in Ch. 7: Early China

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Review concepts covered in Ch. 7: Early China 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 7: Early China

Veteran’s Day

 No School

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 3 (DI)

Graphic Organizer: Qin Shihuangdi (GP)

Video Clip 

Pro/Con of Qin (IP)

Bellwork: Are harsh measures, including loss of individual freedoms, ever necessary in running a country? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 7 Sec. 3 Continued (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Han Dynasty developments (GP)

On the Silk Road (IP)

Bellwork: Organize notebooks 

Notebook Check

CPS Review Game

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Jeopardy CPS Review Game 

Ch. 7 Test

Ch. 12 Vocabulary

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Review concepts covered in Ch. 10 Judicial Branch.

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 10: Judicial Branch. 

Evaluate student’s ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Describe the two types of laws as well as how laws affect every aspect of your life.

Examine the problem of crime in the United States.

Identify the types and causes of crime.

Veteran’s Day 

No School

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Review

Ch. 10 Crossword Review

Notebook Check

Bellwork: Study for test

Ch. 10

Notebook Check (if time permits)

Bellwork:  My Place or Yours?  

SmartBoard: Ch. 19 Sec. 3 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Civil and Criminal Law (GP) 

Civil or Criminal (IP)

 

 

Bellwork: Evaluate why people commit crimes 

Ch. 19 Sec. 3 Kinds of Laws

SmartBoard: Ch. 20 Sec. 1 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: 5 times of crime (GP) 

Video Clip

 

Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


October 31-November 4
Due Date: 11/4/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how rulers know as the Shang became powerful because they controlled land and had strong armies.

Understand how during the Zhou dynasty rulers believed that the heavenly laws gave the rulers power.  

Describe the three main classes in Chinese society and the role of each member of the family

 

Discuss how three Chinese philosophies, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, grew out of the need for order.

Describe how Qin Shihuandi used harsh methods to unify and defend China.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Finish Maps

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP) 

Literature Reading: Soo Tan the Tiger and the Little Green Frog (IP) 

Bellwork: Create your own Chinese Ideograph to represent you 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Foldable: Chinese Dynasties (GP)

 

Dynastic Cycle (IP)

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Quiz 

Graphic Organizer: Classes in Chinese Society (IP)

 

Graphic Organizer: Chinese Family (IP)

Bellwork: Interpret a Confucius quote

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Three Chinese Philosophies (GP)

 

Confucius says (IP) 

Guided Reading 7.2 (IP)

Bellwork: Are harsh measures, including loss of individual freedoms, ever necessary in running a country?

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 3 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Qin Shihuangdi (GP)

 

Video Clip 

Pro/Con of Qin (IP)

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on Ch. 7 Sec. 1

No Homework

Finish Guided Reading 7.2

No Homework

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe the organization and function of the federal court system

Describe the organization and function of the Supreme Court 

Describe the organization and function of the Supreme Court.

 

Analyze a case heard by the Supreme Court

Explain the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the rights of citizens

Discuss and debate a case heard by the Supreme Court in 2002: Board of Education v. Earls

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner 

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: The Role of the Federal Court System (GP)

 

LRE website interactive: Branches of Government (IP) 

 

Bellwork: What is the most important job of the Judicial Branch? 

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Federal Court System (GP)

 

What court would have original jurisdiction? (IP)

Bellwork: Study for quiz 

Ch. 10 Sec. 1 Quiz  

Graphic Organizer: The Supreme Court

 

Literature Reading: You be the judge

Bellwork: Define the word Precedent using the Frayer method 

PowerPoint: Ch. 7 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: The Role of the Supreme Court (GP)

 

Guided Reading Ch. 7 Sec. 2 (IP)

 

 

Bellwork:Study for quiz 

Ch. 10 Sec. 2 Quiz

 

Cooperative Learning: “Case in Point”

 

Current Events Study: Board of Education v. Earls

 

 

Homework

No Homework

Study for quiz on Sec. 1 (#11 in notebook)

No Homework

Study for Quiz on Ch. 10 Sec. 2

No Homework

                     

 


October 24-28
Due Date: 10/28/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how Buddhism was founded and the key principles of the religion

 

Compare and contrast Buddhism & Hinduism

Evaluate the contributions made by the Gupta and Mauryan in literature, mathematics, and science.  

Review concepts covered in Ch. 6: Early India  

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 6: Early India

(India’s geography, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire)

Describe the distinctive features of the geography of China.  

Analyze how the Huang He & Chang Jiang Rivers have impacted Chinese life for thousands of years

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Hinduism/ Buddhism (DI) 

Buddhism/Hinduism Classification (GP) 

Guided Reading 6.2 (IP)

 

Video Clip: What is Buddhism? (if time permits)

Bellwork: Interpret how the following quote relates to Karma. “Before you seek revenge, dig two graves”

 

Quiz: 6.2  

Foldable: India’s Empires (IP)

 

Guided Reading 6.3 (IP)

Bellwork: Guided Reading 6.3 

Smartboard: Ch. 6 Review (DI) 

Jeopardy Review Game w/Smartboard (GP) 

Notebook Check #1

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

 

Ch. 6 Test w/essay

 

 

Ch. 7 Vocabulary

Bellwork: What would be the effect of having a society that developed separate from its neighbors? 

SmartBoard: Ch. 7 Sec. 1   (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: China’s Geography (GP) 

Map of China (IP)

Homework

Study for quiz on Ch. 6 Sec. 2

No Homework

Study notebook for test

No Homework

No Homework

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss why the Framers created the office of the President with limits.

 

 

Classify the various Presidential duties and/or responsibilities

 

Demonstrate one of the ways the Executive and Legislative Branches interact with one another 

Review concepts covered in Ch. 8 & 9-The Executive and Legislative Branch.

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch 8 & 9-The Executive and Legislative Branch (qualifications & responsibilities of Congress, how a bill becomes a law, qualifications to run for President, duties and/or responsibilities of the President)

Describe the organization and function of the federal court system.

 

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner  

Quiz: 8. 2 

Intro Ch. 9 w/ Interesting Facts about the President

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 9 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Roles of the President (GP) 

Presidential Powers (IP)

Bellwork: Interpreting Charts and Graphs: limiting power

 

Graphic Organizer: Roles of the President Classification (IP) 

Video Clip: History Channel “Presidents Book of Secrets”

Bellwork: When the President invited Alabama’s National Championship football team to the White House he was demonstrating what “Presidential Role”

 

Smartboard: Legislative & Executive Branch (DI) 

House and Senate Debate over student written bills (GP) 

Crossword Puzzle Review (IP)

Bellwork: Study for Test 

Ch. 8 & 9 Test: Legislative and Executive Branch

 

Ch. 10 Vocabulary

Bellwork: Commonly missed test questions

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: The Role of Federal Courts (GP)

 

 

Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 2

No  Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework


October 17-21
Due Date: 10/21/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate on a map the cultural hearths of civilizations.

 

Determine how climate and geography influenced the rise of India’s first civilizations.

Discuss how the Aryans introduced new ideas and technology to India.

 

Argue whether the Aryans had a positive or negative impact on the Indians.

EXPLORE TEST

Trace how Hinduism grew out of the ancient belief of the Aryans.

Explain how Buddhism was founded and the key principles of the religion

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI) 

India Foldable (GP) 

Map of India Labeling Activity (IP)

 

Video Clip: India Geography 

Vocabulary (Exit)

Bellwork: How would you feel if you were not given the ability to choose your career but rather had the same job as your mother or father? 

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

India Foldable (GP) 

Video Clip: Untouchables

 

Guided Reading 6.1 (IP)

 

 

8th Graders sit for the EXPLORE TEST

Bellwork: Why do people try to do good deeds for others? 

SmartBoard: Ch. 6 Sec. 2 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Hinduism (GP)

 

Hinduism Reading (IP)

 

Bellwork: Does Karma affect your progress to the afterlife?

 

SmartBoard: Buddhism (DI)

 

Video Clip: “Little Buddha” 

Graphic Organizer: Buddhism (GP) 

Buddhism/Hinduism Classification (IP)

 

Vocabulary (Exit)

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Identify the requirements, salaries, and benefits for being a representative or senator.

List and describe the powers given to Congress.

Trace the process in which a bill becomes a law.

Trace the process in which a bill becomes a law.

Discuss why the Framers created the office of the President with limits.  

Describe the various roles of the President.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Organize Notebooks


Video Clip Intro: Three Ring Circus-School House Rock
 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 1 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Legislative Branch (GP) 

Vocabulary(IP)

Bellwork: In your opinion is a 25 year old qualified to serve as a member of the House of Representatives.

 

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 8 Sec. 2 (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: Responsibilities of Congress (GP)

 

Guided Reading 8.2 (IP)

Bellwork:

Pg. 217 Section 1 Assessment Questions 2, 4, 5 

Quiz: 8.1 

Bellwork: Senate v. House Classification Activity 

Website Interactive: Kids in the House (DI)

 

Graphic Organizer: How a Bill becomes a Law (GP) 

Making Laws (IP)

Video Clip: I'm Just a Bill

 

Bellwork: Make a list of one power of the president.

 

Primary Source Reading: The Constitution Article II

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 9 Sec. 1 (DI) 

Graphic Organizer: Roles of the President (GP)

 

Roles of the President (IP)

Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


Week of October 3-7
Due Date: 10/4/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how Religion shaped the Jewish way of life.

Review concepts covered in Ch. 3: The Early Israelites

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 3: The Early Israelites

Describe how the first people in the Americas came from Asia during the Ice Age.

 

Explain how the invention of farming led to the rise of civilizations in the Americas.

Discuss how the Mayans adjusted to life in the tropical rain forest and built a culture based on their religious beliefs.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Guided Reading: 3.2

SmartBoard: Growth of Judaism

Graphic Organizer: Fishbone Jewish Life

Video: What is Judaism?

Bellwork: What types of things influence the way you live?

Guided Reading 3.3

Jeopardy CPS Review

Crossword Review

Bellwork: Study for Test

Ch. 3 Test

PowerPoint: Ch. 16 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Ch. 16 Sec. 1

 

Bellwork:Compare and contrast how the change from hunting/gathering to farming affected people's diets.

PowerPoint: Ch. 16 Sec. 1 Continued


Graphic Organizer: The First Americans

Foldable: Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and North Americans

Bellwork: Map Activity

PowerPoint: Ch. 16 Sec. 2 Mayans

Foldable: Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and North Americans

 

Homework

No Homework

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

4th Period: Study for EQT

 

 

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Objective

Analyze case studies to determine if they violate the freedoms guaranteed in our Amendments

Describe the process of interpreting rights.

Review material covered in Ch. 6 & Ch. 7: Amendments to the Constitution

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 6 and 7: Amendments to the Constitution.

Explain who runs the state government and how citizens play and active role in the law making process of the state.

Review material covered in the 1st QTR for the CRT

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in QTR 1 (2nd Period)

 

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Cooperative Learning: Interpreting Amendment Scenarios

Notebook: Our Amendments at Work

 

 

Bellwork: Section 2 Assessment in notebook: Protections in the Bill of Rights

SmartBoard Activity: Amendments Review

Review Game: Who has...I have...

Bellwork: Study for Test

SmartBoard Activity: Amendments Review

Ultra Computer: Amendments Test

Primary Source Reading: 1901 Constitution

Bellwork: What amendment gives rights to the states?

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 2 & 3

Graphic Organizer: State Government

Political Cartoon: Redistricting

2nd Period: EQT

3rd Period: Jeopardy CPS Review: 1st QTR Material

 

Homework

No Homework

FINISH HAT PROJECT

No Homework

2nd Period: STUDY FOR EQT

3rd Period: STUDY FOR EQT


September 26-30
Due Date: 9/27/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how the Israelites believed in one God who set down moral laws for his people.

Explain how the Israelites believed in one God who set down moral laws for his people. Describe Moses Escape to Freedom

8th grade Field Trip to Career Expo

For students that stay behind: Review material covered in Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Explain how Israelites had to fight the Canaanites for return to the promised land.

Discuss how the Israelites chose a king to unite them against their enemies.

Trace how the Israelites were conquered and forced to leave Israel and Judah.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Assignments

Bellwork: Prepare a list of 5 rules that you value and explain why?

Vocabulary

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: "Israelites & The Exodus"

Bellwork: Literature Reading "Escape to Freedom"

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1 Continued

Guided Reading 3.1

Literature/Primary Source Reading: Exodus 3:1-12

Bellwork: No bellwork

Smartboard Activities: Sequencing Events, Vocabulary Review

Online Textbook: Multiple Choice Review Game

Bellwork: Interpret the following quotations...

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Early Israelite Leaders

Primary Source Reading: Proverbs

Writing: create our own proverb

Bellwork: Make a list of the positive and negative aspects of paying taxes

Quiz: Ch. 3 Sec. 1

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: A Troubled Time

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Finish proverbs writing activity if not finished in class

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Compare and contrast the opinions of the federalists and the anti-federalists

Explore the articles of the Constitution. 

Review concepts covered in Ch. 5: Creating the Constitution

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 5: Creating the Constitution

Explain how the Bill of Rights protects people against abuse of power by the government.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Sec. 2 Quiz "The Struggle for Ratification"

Smart Board: Ch. 5 Sec. 2

Venn Diagram: Federalists and Anti-Federalists

Independent Activity: What Amendment Does it Relate to?

Bellwork: Predict what the legs of the "Constitution Bug" represent.

Primary Source Reading: The Constitution

Graphic Organizer: Constitution "Bug Hunt"

Music/Video Clip: School House Rock "The Preamble"

 

Bellwork: Charts and Graphs Focus

SmartBoard:Ch. 5 & Bill of Rights Review

Index Cards-Bill of Rights

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

Ch. 5 Test

Life w/o the Bill of Rights Video

Bellwork:

PowerPoint: Ch. 6 Sec. 2

Index Cards: Other Amendments

Independent Activity: Our Amendments at Work

Homework

No Homework

Crossword Puzzle Review

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

 


September 19-23
Due Date: 9/19/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses.

Demonstrate how Egyptians prepared their bodies for the afterlife.

Discuss how Egyptians of the Old Kingdom build huge stone pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs.

Describe how the middle kingdom was a golden age of peace, prosperity and advancements.

Explain how pharaohs of the New Kingdom acquired new territory and gained more power.

Review material covered in Ch. 2: Ancient Egypt

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of topics covered in Ch. 2: Ancient Egypt

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Primary Source Reading: 

Book of the Dead

SmartBoard: Egypt's Religion

Graphic Organizer

Student Mummification

Bellwork: Guided Reading 2.2

PowerPoint: Ch.2 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: The Pyramids

Video Clip: Egyptian Pyramids

Quiz: Sec. 2

Bellwork:Predict people's reaction if someone from Egypt tried to encourage its citizens to be monotheistic.

SmartBoard: Pharaohs of the New Kingdom

Graphic Organizer: Pharaohs

Guided Reading 2.3

Bellwork: Charts and Graphs Review

Notebook Check

Jeopardy CPS Review Game

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

Ch. 2 Test

Ch. 3 Vocabulary

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Guided Reading 2.3 if not completed in class

No Homework

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how the Americans organized a new government that initially is going to incur problems.

Follow the debate among delegates over the king of national government that was needed

 

Compare and contrast the opinions of the federalists and the anti-federalists

Compare and contrast the opinions of the federalists and the anti-federalists

Explore the articles of the Constitution. 

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner

PowerPoint: Articles of Confederation

Graphic Organizer: Shay's Rebellion

Interpreting Charts and Graphs: Problems with Articles of Confederation

Bellwork:
Homecoming Votes Scenario

Smart Board: Constitutional Convention

Graphic Organizer: Compromises

Video Clip: Shh..We're writing the Constitution

Guided Reading 5. 1 (if not complete, do for homework)

Bellwork: Study for Quiz on Sec. 1

Sec. 1 Quiz "The Constitutional Convention"-MOVED TO THURSDAY

Smart Board: Ch. 5 Sec. 2

Venn Diagram: Federalists and Anti-Federalists

 

Bellwork: Guided Reading 5. 2

SmartBoard: Ch. 5 Sec. 2

Venn Diagram: Federalists and Anti-Federalists

Primary Source Reading: Bill of Rights Focus

 

 

 

Bellwork:

Why did the anti-federalists push so strongly for a Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution? Think about events from the past...

Sec. 2 Quiz "The Struggle for Ratification"

SmartBoard: Constitution "Bug Hunt"

Music/Video Clip: School House Rock "The Preamble"

Graphic Organizer: Caterpillar Constitution

Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 1 -MOVED TO WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK

No Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 2

No Homework

 

 

 


September 12-16
Due Date: 9/13/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how Egyptian civilization began in the fertile Nile River valley, where natural barriers discouraged invasions.

Discuss how Egyptian civilization began in the fertile Nile River valley, where natural barriers discouraged invasions.

Discuss how Egypt united into one kingdom around 3100 b.c.

Explain how Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses.

Demonstrate how Egyptians prepared their bodies for the afterlife.

Acquire an understanding of the process by which Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife.

 

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

Nile River Map Activity

Smart Board: Interesting Facts about Egypt

Bellwork: Map Questions

Smart Board: Map Quiz & Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Notes

Graphic Organizer: Nile River Valley

Hieroglyphic Writing

Bellwork: Finish hieroglyphic writing

Graphic Organizer: Egyptian Social Classes

Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Quiz

Bellwork: Book of the Dead Reading

SmartBoard: Egypt's Religion

Student Mummification

Literature Reading: Isis and Osiris Story

Bellwork: No bellwork prepare for student computer activity

Mini Computer Web Quest

MsWord: Guided Notes

PowerPoint: Vocabulary

Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Sequence the clash of events that brought the colonists into open conflict with England.

Summarize the Declaration of Independence

Summarize the Declaration of Independence

 

 

 

Describe how the Americans organized a new government that initially is going to incur problems.

Review concepts covered in Ch 4

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 4 (Forms of Government, Steps toward independence, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation)

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

PowerPoint: Steps Toward Independence

Graphic Organizer: Sequencing

School House Rock "Fireworks & No More Kings" music video 

Bellwork: Declaration of Independence Vocabulary

Vocabulary: D of I

Video Clip: Celebrity Reading of the Declaration of Independence

SmartBoard: Parts of the Declaration

Bellwork:Vocabulary

PowerPoint: Articles of Confederation

Graphic Organizer: Problems with the Articles of Confederation & Shay's Rebellion

Bellwork: Organizer Notebooks

Notebook Check

Jeopardy CPS Review Game: Ch. 4

Bellwork: Study for Test

Ch. 4 Test

Constitution Day Activity

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Ch. 4  Study Guide

Study for Test

No Homework


August 29-September 2
Due Date: 8/30/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

 

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Describe how civilizations in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates River

Describe how civilizations in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates River

Debate the appropriate and inappropriate punishments of the ruler of Babylon known as Hammurabi

Compare and contrast the Assyrians and the Chaldeans

Analyze whether or not the environment of Mesopotamia was a blessing or a burden.

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

SmartBoard: Ch. 1 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Mesopotamia


Video Clip

Bellwork: Primary Source Reading "The Epic of Gilgamesh"

SmartBoard: Ch. 1 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Mesopotamia


Cuneiform Writing Activity

Bellwork: Interpret Quote "Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth"

Cooperative Learning: Hammurabi's Code

Hammurabi's Laws PowerPoint

Bellwork: Study for Quiz

Quiz: Ch. 1 Sec. 2

Guided Notes: Assyrians and Chaldeans

Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram

Bellwork:Guided Reading 1.3

Ultra-Computer Activity: SAS Curriculum Pathways "Mesopotamia"

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Sec. 2 Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explore some of the many rights guaranteed to American citizens.

Explain some of the responsibilities of citizenship.

Describe how the colonists acquired a voice in their government.

Explore the roots of individual freedom in America.

Explain why the colonists looked to ancient Greece and Rome for models of government.

Explain why the colonists looked to ancient Greece and Rome for models of government.

Understand how philosophers and historical documents influenced the Founding Fathers to create a gov. to protect the freedoms of its people.  

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities

Cause & Effect Independent Practice

Bellwork: What is the most important right guaranteed to U. S. citizens?

Roots of American Government: Vocabulary Best Guesses

Primary Source Reading: Mayflower Compact

Bellwork: Charts and Graphs Review

Quiz: Ch. 3 Sec. 2

SmartBoard: Roots of American Government

Graphic Organizer: Ancient Greece and Rome

Bellwork: Video Clip Interpretation

Powerpoint: Ch. 4 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Steps toward limiting the power of a Monarch

Independent Activity: Create a separation of powers

ex. School- (Teacher, Principal, Student)

 Bellwork: What is the historical significance of the Magna Carta

Graphic Organizer: The Constitution of the United States

Graphic Organizer: Monarchy vs. Representative Government

Homework

No Homework

Study for a quiz on Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework


Week of August 23-27
Due Date: 8/24/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

 

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how during the Neolithic Age, people started farming, building communities, producing goods, and trading.

Compare and contrast Neolithic and Paleolithic Ages

Explain the discovery of Otzi the Iceman that was found in the Alps in 1991.

Review concepts covered in the Tools of Historians section as well as Ch. 1 Sec. 1

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in the Tools of Historians section as well as Ch. 1 Sec. 1

Be able to locate on a map cultural hearths of civilizations

Assignments

Bellwork:Weekly Planner

PowerPoint: Neolithic Age

Graphic Organizer: Compare & Contrast

Smartboard Review: Paleolithic/Neolithic Review

Bellwork:Map Activity

National Geographic Video:

Otzi the Iceman

Graphic Organizer: Otzi video questions

Bellwork:

Analyze reading on SmartBoard

Quiz: Ch. 1 Sec. 1

Otzi Discussion

Jeopardy & CPS Review

Notebook Check

Bellwork: Study for Test

Test #1: Tools of a Historian, Ch. 1 Sec. 1

Bellwork: Commonly Missed Questions

Map Activity: Mesopotamia

Primary Source Reading: Epic of Gilgamesh

Homework

No Homework

Crossword puzzle review

Study for Test

No Homework

No Homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Role play the three most common forms of government and evaluate how each would handle a situation.

Discuss who a citizen is and how a person becomes an American citizen.

Explore some of the many rights guaranteed to American citizens.

Explain some of the responsibilities of citizenship.

Review concepts covered in Unit 1: The Foundation of Citizenship

Evaluate students ability to keep and maintain a proper notebook

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Unit 1: The Foundation of Citizenship

Assignments

Bellwork:

Weekly Planner

Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Quiz: Forms of Government

Project Based Learning: Types of Government

Bellwork: Citizenship questions

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Citizenship Process

Quiz: Ch. 3 Sec. 1

Bellwork: Would I be an American citizen.....

Scenarios

PowerPoint: Ch. 3 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities

Cause & Effect Independent Practice

Bellwork: Interpreting an immigration map

Jeopardy CPS Review

Notebook Check

Bellwork: Study for TesT

Unit 1 Test

Homework

Citizenship Test

No Homework

Crossword Puzzle Review

Study for Test

No Homework


Week of August 15-19
Due Date: 8/15/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Homeroom Orientation

Explain the rules and procedures in class as well as provide an orientation to what we will cover in World History

Develop an understanding of how the textbook is organized.

Discuss with students how their notebook is going to be arranged.

Recognize why historians rely on calendars and the dating of events to measure time.

Construct timelines explaining knowledge of how we date events.

Recognize why historians rely on calendars and the dating of events to measure time.

Construct timelines explaining knowledge of how we date events.

Assignments

n/a

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

About Me Presentation

Interactive Timeline Activity

Set up notebooks

Textbook Scavenger hunt

Explain Garbage Dig

PowerPoint: Tools of the Historian

Graphic Organizer

Cooperative Learning: Timeline Contest

PowerPoint: Tools of the Historian

Graphic Organizer

Cooperative Learning: Timeline Contest

Homework

No homework

No homework

Get your syllabus signed

No homework

No homework

 

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Homeroom Orientation

Explain the rules and procedures in class as well as provide an orientation to what we will cover in Civics

Develop an understanding of how the textbook is organized.

Discuss with students how their notebook is going to be arranged.

Describe the basic values that unite us as a nation.

Role play the three most common forms of government and evaluate how each would handle a situation.

Assignments

n/a

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

About Me Presentation

Find someone who...

Set up notebooks

Textbook Scavenger hunt

PowerPoint: Ch. 1 Sec. 3

Graphic Organizer: Basic American Values

Video Clip: Housing Commercial

PowerPoint: Ch. 2 Sec. 4

Types of Government Role Play

Cooperative Learning Activity

Homework

No homework

No homework

No homework

No Homework

Citizenship Test

 


5/2 - 5/6
Due Date: 5/6/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

 

Junior Achievement

 

 

Understand common elements of the region of N Africa and SW Asia

 

Describe the physical geography, government, economy, religion, and daily life of  countries in North Africa today

Explain how countries of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco share a desert environment and a mostly Arab culture.

Explain how Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan have recently fought wars and have undergone sweeping political changes.

 

7th Awards

Evaluate the successfulness of steps that have been made in the fight for peace in Southwest Asia.

 

 

Assignments

 

Bellwork:
Weekly Planner

 

Graphic Organizer: Regional Atlas

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Ch. 11 Foldable: North Africa Today


Newspaper Article: GIST activity

Bellwork:

 

 

 

Newspaper Article: GIST activity

 

Graphic Organizer:

11. 2

 

 

Discuss Guided Reading: Ch. 11 Sec. 2

 

 

Bellwork:

List three ways in which the Islamic religion affects people's lives in the Arabian peninsula.

PowerPoint: Ch. 12. Sec. 4

 

Graphic Organizer:

Country Profiles

 

Video Clip

 

TIME report

 

 

Bellwork:

How effective do you think the war in the Middle East has been?

 

Newspaper Article:

TIME Magazine Exploring Word Issues

 

Graphic Organizer: Middle Eastern Countries

8th Awards Day

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Newspaper Reading: Current Issues in Egypt Today

North Africa and SW Asia Quiz

 

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Objective

Crest project

Explain how England developed a system in which the king's power was shared with Parliament.

 

Discuss how French kings called the Capetians conquered lands held by the English in western France and set up France's first parliament

Describe how European crusaders captured Jerusalem but were later driven out by the Muslims

Discuss how the Catholic Church played an important role in medieval Europe and used its power to uphold its teachings

Describe the terrible plague, known as the Black Death, that swept through Europe in the 1300s killing millions

 

Assignments

Bellwork:

Weekly Planner

 

Last day on Crest Project

Bellwork: Do you know anyone who has had to go to court or has served on a jury?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: England and France in Middle Ages

Bellwork:

PowerPoint: The Crusades

 

Ch. 15 Sec 3 Foldable: Crusades

 

Video Clip

 

Guided Reading: Ch. 15 Sec. 3

Bellwork: Have you ever noticed how many things in society have been influenced by religion? Give examples?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15.4

Guided Notes

Bellwork: Plague Reading

 

PowerPoint: The Black Death

 

Video Clip: Monty Python

 

Graphic Organizer: Spreading of the Plague

 

Homework

No

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study Guide Part 1

No Homework

 

75 Minute Class Period

Make Up Days for Class work


4/25-4/29
Due Date: 4/29/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

 World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate and label on a map the major physical and political features of North Africa and SW Asia

 

Understand common elements of the region of N Africa and SW Asia

Understand common elements of the region of N Africa and SW Asia

 

Compare and contrast the three of the world's monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-that developed in SW Asia

Describe the physical geography, government, economy, religion, and daily life of  countries in North Africa today

 

Be able to locate on a map countries in North Africa and SW Asia

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Achievement

Describe the physical geography, government, economy, religion, and daily life of  countries in North Africa today

 

Be able to locate on a map countries in North Africa and SW Asia

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Map Activity: North Africa and South West Asia

 

Regional Atlas: N Africa and SW Asia

Bellwork:

pg. 306 Questions

#1-#3

 

Graphic Organizer: Regional Atlas

 

Foldable: "World Religions"

 

Video Clip: The Hajj

Bellwork: What is a similarity between China and Egypt?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Ch. 11 Foldable: North Africa Today

 

Map Quiz: N. Africa and SW Asia

 

 

 

 

Bellwork: What is a similarity between China and Egypt?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 11 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Ch. 11 Foldable: North Africa Today

 

Map Quiz: N. Africa and SW Asia

Homework

No Homework

Study for Map Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

 

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Discuss how feudalism developed in the Middle Ages and was based on a system of landowning, loyalty, and the power of armored knights on horseback.

.

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 15 Sec. 1 & 2

 

Explain how England developed a system in which the king's power was shared with Parliament.

 

Discuss how French kings called the Capetians conquered lands held by the English in western France and set up France's first parliament

Describe how European crusaders captured Jerusalem but were later driven out by the Muslims

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Finish Vikings Notes

 

Graphic Organizer: Power In Europe?

 

Bellwork:

 

Ch. 15 Sec. 2 Foldable: Feudalism

 

Video Clip: Serfs

 

Video Questions

 

 

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

 

Ch. 15 Sec 1 & 2 Test

 

Bellwork:

PowerPoint: The Crusades

 

Ch. 15 Sec 3 Foldable: Crusades

 

Video Clip

 

Guided Reading: Ch. 15 Sec. 3

Bellwork: Have you ever noticed how many things in society have been influenced by religion? Give examples?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 15.4

Guided Notes

 

 

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Concept Cards

Concept Cards

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

No 75 minute classes due to testing


4/4- 4/8
Due Date: 4/4/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

 World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Locate on a map the locations of Germanic societies in Europe.

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how geography influenced where medieval Europeans settled and what they did.

Explain how the Franks, Angles, and Saxons of Western Europe built new societies and defended them against Muslims, Magyars, and Vikings.

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Trace the steps by which the Catholic Church spread Christianity through Western Europe.

Assignments

Bellwork:

Weekly Planner

Map Activity:  European Geography and Germanic Kingdoms

Map Questions: Germanic Kingdoms

Geography of Europe Video Clip

 

Bellwork

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: European Geography

Bellwork

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Graphic Organizer: Who were the Franks?

Video Clip: Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

Bellwork: What was the effect of Charlemagne's death upon the empire?

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Power In Europe?

Bellwork: What was the effect of Charlemagne's death upon the empire?

PowerPoint: Ch. 15 Sec. 2

Graphic Organizer: Power In Europe?

Video: Roman Catholic Church

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Video Clips on Europe and the Catholic Church

 

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Explain how while Japan's people have few mineral resources they have built a prosperous country.

Explain how while Japan's people have few mineral resources they have built a prosperous country.

Compare and Contrast the geography and the political and economic systems of North Korea and South Korea

 

 

Junior Achievement

Compare and contrast the culture of Japan to the culture of the United States

Assignments

Bellwork:

Weekly Planner

 

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 18 Sec. 1

 


Graphic Organizer: Japan's geography, government, history, economy, and people

Bellwork: Based on the map on 525 how would you describe the geography of Japan?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 18 Sec. 1


Graphic Organizer: Japan's geography, government, history, economy, and people

Bellwork:

Where was the line of division that was drawn between North and South Korea? (pg 533)

 

PowerPoint Ch. 18 Sec. 2

 

 

Create a Venn Diagram on North and South Korea

 

Bellwork:

 

 

Ultra Computer Activity

 

Life in Japan Web Quest

Homework

Study for China Quiz

China Notebooks due on Wednesday

No Homework

No Homework

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Venn Diagram/ WebQuest


3/28-4/1
Due Date: 3/29/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

World History

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Discuss how the early Christians set up a church organization and explained their beliefs.

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 10 Sec. 1 & 2

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Review material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity (Life of Jesus, first Christians, persecution of Christians, early church hierarchy, spread of Christian ideas) 

Evaluate student understanding of material covered in Ch. 10: The Rise of Christianity (Life of Jesus, 1st  Christians, persecution of Christians, early church hierarchy, Christian ideas)  

Assignments

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Go Over:

Ch. 10 Sec. 2 Notes

 

 

Bellwork:

 

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas

 

Video Clip: Roman Catholic Church

Bellwork:

How would you have handled it if you were a Christian and people began to persecute your religion?

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 10 Sec. 3

 

Graphic Organizer: The Spread of Christian Ideas

 

Quiz: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 & 2

Bellwork: Finish Concept Cards

 

Go over concept cards

 

Jeopardy CPS Review Game

Bellwork: Study for Test

 

Ch. 10 Test

 

Turn in Notebooks

Homework

No Homework 

No Homework

Complete Notebook

Study for Test

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Review

Notebook Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Trace China's changes from a government of dynasties in power to the rise of the communist government

Trace China's changes from a government of dynasties in power to the rise of the communist government.

Junior Achievement

Assignments

Bellwork:

Three Gorges Dam Reading

 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam

 

Pre reading and summarization activities

 

Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

Bellwork:

Weekly Planner

 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam

 

Classroom Movement: Agree, Disagree, Strongly Agree, Strongly Disagree

 

Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

Bellwork:

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 17 Sec. 2 & 3

 

Graphic Organizer: China's Government

 

Video Clip: China's government

Bellwork:

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 17 Sec. 2 & 3

 

Graphic Organizer: China's Government

 

Video Clip: China's government

 

Quiz on China

Junior Achievement

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Study for China Quiz

No Homework

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Agree/Disagree Activity

China Quiz


3/22-3/25
Due Date: 3/25/2011
Subject: Social Studies - 8

Objective

Teacher Work Day

Explain how while the Romans ruled Judaea, many Jews opposed rule peacefully, others rebelled.

 

Describe how Jesus of Nazareth preached of God's love and forgiveness but was crucified for his teaching.

Discuss how Jesus' life and a belief in his resurrection led to a new religion called Christianity.

 

Describe the life and teaching of Paul of Tarsus

Discuss how the early Christians set up a church organization and explained their beliefs.

Discuss how the early Christians set up a church organization and explained their beliefs.

 

Evaluate student understanding of concepts covered in Ch. 10 Sec. 1 & 2

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

SmartBoard: Ch. 10 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: Life of Jesus

 

Video Clip: What is Christianity?

 

Bellwork:

If you could give someone advice on how to behave, what would you tell them?

 

Graphic Organizer: The Biography of Paul

 

Video Clip: What is Christianity?

Bellwork:

Map Activity

 

Pg. 352: Rome Adopts Christianity

 

Ch. 10 Sec. 2

Foldable

 

 

Bellwork:

 

Go Over:

Ch. 10 Sec. 2 Foldable

 

CPS Quiz: Ch. 10 Sec. 1 & 2

Homework

 

No Homework

No Homework

Study for Quiz on Sec. 1 & 2

No Homework

75 Minute Class Period

Video: What is Christianity?

Quiz: Sec. 1 & 2

 

 

World Geography

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Objective

 

Teacher Work Day

Identify political boundaries and physical features of the Asian region.

 

Describe the similarities and differences between the countries that live in Asia.

 

Identify political boundaries and physical features of the Asian region.

 

Describe the similarities and differences between the countries that live in Asia.

 

Explain how China-the third largest country in the world-has very diverse landforms.

Argue for or against the development of the Three Gorges Dam that was created to control mass flooding difficulties throughout China.

Assignments

 

Bellwork: Weekly Planner

 

Map Activity: Asian Region

 

 

Graphic Organizer: Regional Atlas

 

Bellwork:

Google Earth: What physical features of the Asian region can you identify on Google earth?

 

Map Quiz: Asian Region

 

PowerPoint: Regional Atlas

 

Graphic Organizer: Regional Atlas

Bellwork:

ClassZone Map Question

 

PowerPoint: Ch. 17 Sec. 1

 

Graphic Organizer: China's Land and Economy

 

Video Clip: China's Sorrow

Bellwork:

Three Gorges Dam Reading

 

Newspaper Reading: Three Gorges Dam

 

Pre reading and summarization activities

 

Video Clip: Three Gorges Dam

Homework