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8th Grade - US History - Chapter 18, Lesson 3 and 4 - Reconstruction Ends
Due Date: 5/12/2016

Students follow the guidelines laid out in the slideshare below to complete pages 2-5 of their Interactive Notebook.  Cornell Notes from the lesson can be found in the File Manager section under the 8th Grade Interactive Notebook tab.



8th Grade - US History - Chapter 18, Lesson 1 - Planning Reconstruction
Due Date: 5/6/2016

Students follow the slideshare below to complete pages 0-1 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - Chapter 12, Lesson 3 - World Trade Changes
Due Date: 5/6/2016

Students follow guidelines in slideshare below to complete pages 4-5 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - Colonial Project
Due Date: 5/2/2016

Here is what we did in class today!

Directions:  You will be working in a group on a colony assigned to the group. New Orleans, New Amsterdam, Plymouth, St. Augustine, Jamestown, Roanoke Island

 

Step 1:   Research the colony.  EACH PERSON MUST TURN IN THEIR RESEARCH and include their sources.  This is the information that must be found on each colony.

 

- Which European country did the colonists come from?

- Why did they start the colony?  (What were the motivations of the leaders?  What were the motivations of the settlers?)

- What did the colony do to support itself?

- Was the colony successful?  What became of the settlement?

- Who were the leaders of the colony?

- What was the religion of the settlers?  What role did religion play in the colony?

- What are some interesting facts about the colony?

- Map of the colony

 

Step 2:  compile your research and create a 1 to 2 minute presentation for the class. PLUS an advertisement for the colony.  This may be done in either a poster format or a skit/commercial.  The advertisement should cover the positive things the colony offers, such as reasons why people would want to move there and what things they can expect there.

 

Step 3:  During the presentation each student will grade the presentations.  Did the group present all the needed material?  What is 1 positive thing to be said about the presentation and what is 1 thing they need to work on?  



8th Grade US History - Chapter 17 - Civil War Timeline
Due Date: 5/2/2016

Students use the slideshare below to complete timeline from class.



8th Grade - US History - Chapter 17 - Major Battles
Due Date: 4/28/2016

Students follow the guidelines from the slideshare below to complete pages 14-17 of the Interactive Notebook



8th Grade - US History - Chapter 17, Lesson 2 - The Early Years
Due Date: 4/26/2016

Students follow the instructions from the slideshare below to complete pages 10-13 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade - US History - Chapter 17, Lesson 1 - the Two Sides
Due Date: 4/19/2016

Students use the slideshare to complete pages 6-9 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Civil War Investigation
Due Date: 4/14/2016

Students should have developed a research question for their project.  Pages 1-3 of the handout should be filled out.



7th Grade World History - Enlightenment - pages 357-361
Due Date: 4/14/2016

Students should follow the slideshare to complete pages 10 and 11 of the Interactive Notebook.  Last slide "Questions from pages 357-361" are answered on page 11.



7th Grade World History - Enlightenment Notes
Due Date: 4/12/2016

Students wrote notes (page 9 of the Interactive Notebook) from the slides and used the last slide as a guide for page 8 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - the Scientific Revolution - Day 2
Due Date: 4/11/2016

Students follow the slideshare in order to complete pages 4-7 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 16, Lesson 3
Due Date: 4/11/2016

Students follow the guidelines outlined in the slideshare below to complete pages 4-5 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 16, Lesson 2
Due Date: 4/7/2016

Students follow slideshare below to complete pages 2-3 in the Interactive Notebook.  There will be a quiz on Thursday covering the first 3 pages of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 16, Lesson 1
Due Date: 4/5/2016

Students read pages 428-432 and complete page "0" of the Interactive Notebook.  See slideshare below.

Students watched the video below and took Cornell Notes (pg 1).



7th Grade World History - Homelessness Unit - Day 3
Due Date: 3/25/2016

Students follow guidelines in slideshare below to complete booklet on Homelessness.



7th Grade World History - Homelessness Unit - Day 1
Due Date: 3/24/2016

Students follow the guidelines in the slideshare to complete the assignments for Day 1.  Link to the video is in the slideshare.



7th Grade World History - Homelessness Unit - Day 2
Due Date: 3/24/2016

Students follow guidelines in class as outlined in slideshare below.  Journal entry required.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 14, Lessons 4 - Enslaved People
Due Date: 3/24/2016

Students follow guidelines in slideshare below to complete assignment.  7th Period students should see Mr. Poss before proceeding with anything that was begun in class.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 14, Lesson 4
Due Date: 3/14/2016

Students use the guidelines outlined in the slideshare to complete the booklet for the Interactive Notebook (pg 14)



8th Grade US History - Chapter 14, Lesson 1
Due Date: 3/8/2016

Students follow instructions on the below slideshare to complete pages 8-9 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - Reformation and the Reformation Booklet Instructions
Due Date: 3/4/2016

Students follow guidelines at the end of the slideshare to complete the booklet on The Reformation.  Make sure to go below this as well to see the maps of Europe's religions.

Below are two maps to be used to color in the religions of Europe.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 15, Lesson 3 - Commemorative Stamp
Due Date: 3/3/2016

Students follow the guidelines below to complete pages 6 and 7 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - Martin Luther and the Reformation
Due Date: 3/1/2016

Students watch the following video in class:



7th Grade World History - Engineering an Empire - Video Assignment
Due Date: 2/25/2016

Students follow the directions in the below slideshare to go along with the video that is below the slideshare instructions.

Engineering an Empire: DaVinci's World



8th Grade US History - Chapter 15, Reform Project and Chapter Outlines
Due Date: 2/25/2016

Students follow the guidelines outlined in the slideshare to complete sections of the Interactive Notebook and the Reform Project.  This will be an ongoing assignment.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 13, Lessons 2-3
Due Date: 2/22/2016

Students follow guidelines in slideshare to complete pages 16-19 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 12-13 Test Review
Due Date: 2/22/2016

Students complete a study guide for the test on chapters 12-13 using a 3x5 index card.  Topics were given out in class, but are listed below:

  • the Corrupt Bargain (1824 election) – the people and what went down
  • significant Supreme Court decisions
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • the National Bank – the people, the hatred, the reasons, the results
  • the Nullification Crisis (tariffs and the South)
  • the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830 and Georgia’s (and Jackson’s) motivations for removal
  • Worcester v Georgia – John Marshall’s decision vs Andrew Jackson’s response
  • Trail of Tears and Osceola (Seminole) reaction to removal
  • Panic of 1837
  • Whig Party and the election of 1840, similarities between the candidates
  • Texas independence – the people and the battles and the end results
  • Oregon Country and the Oregon Trail
  • Willamette Valley
  • Mountain men
  • “Fifty-four Forty or Fight”
  • Mexican-American War
  • California and the 49ers
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

 


PEOPLE

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Henry Clay
  • James K. Polk
  • John C. Calhoun
  • John C. Fremont
  • John Tyler
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Sequoya
  • William Henry Harrison
  • Winfield Scott

VOCABULARY TERMS

  • annex
  • assimilation
  • bureaucracy
  • depression
  • inflation
  • mudslinging
  • nullify
  • spoils system

 



7th Grade World History - Was the Renaissance a thing?
Due Date: 2/22/2016

Students follow the slideshare instructions to complete pages 6-7 of Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - The Oregon Country - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 2/18/2016

Students follow the directions on the slides share to complete pages 14-15 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 12, Lessons 1-3
Due Date: 2/16/2016

Students follow the guidelines from the slideshare to complete pages 8-13 of the Interactive Notebook.



7th Grade World History - Conflict in the Middle Ages - Book
Due Date: 2/11/2016

Students began working on the book, Conflict in the Middle Ages in class.  The schedule for completing it is as follows:

Thursday/Friday - (2/4 and 2/5) - Introduction to the project and research in class.

Monday (2/8) - Partial class time spent researching and completing book.

Tuesday/Wednesday (2/9 and 2/10) - MIST TESTING - alternative assignment following the testing in class

Thursday/Friday - (2/11 and 2/12) - Class time devoted to research and completing the book.  DUE BY THE END OF THE PERIOD

He is a look at the guidelines for completing the book.  Student were given a copy of the guidelines/rubric in class.  Points will be deducted for failing to turn in the guidelines/rubric with completed book.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 11 Test Review
Due Date: 2/8/2016

Students should go to the Quizlet that Mr. Chamberlain created to help review for the test on Monday.  Please remember that this is not ALL of the test. Read over your Interactive Notebook as well.  Quizlet link is 

https://quizlet.com/_1z12bu



8th Grade US History - Chapter 11, Lesson 3
Due Date: 2/4/2016

See the slideshare below for what we did in class.  We got through the first 5 Post-It Notes and will do the remainder and the Cornell Notes during the next class.  Students should work on the illustrations for the first 5 Post-Its for homework.



7th Grade World History - Warriors Video Notes
Due Date: 2/4/2016

Follow the slideshare below to see what we did in class.

Students watched the video below and answered quiding questions.  Questions found in the File Manager section under homework/classwork.  These questions were page 19 of the Interactive Notebook.  Page 18 is a student interaction with a focus on the notes and the questions posed in the slideshare above.



7th Grade World History - The Plague
Due Date: 2/2/2016

Students take Cornell Notes based on the information from the slideshare below - this is page 17 of the Interactive Notebook.  Page 16 of the IAN is a Student Response.



8th Grade US History - Cornell Notes - Chapter 11, Lesson 2
Due Date: 2/2/2016

Students complete pages 2-3 of the Interactive Notebook using the slideshare as a guide.  There will be a quiz on Chapter 11, Sections 1 & 2 in the next class period.



7th Grade World History - The Crusades
Due Date: 2/1/2016

Follow the Slideshare to see what was done in class today and what needs to be completed.  Students completed the Cornell Notes for page 15 of the Interactive Notebook.  This page was given out in class, but can be found in the File Manager section here in the Interactive Notebook tab.  Page 14 of the IAN should be a reflection on each student's group's PSA created.  This last part obviously will need to be completed AFTER the PSA is completed.  See slideshare below as well as the video we saw in class as well.

 

 



7th Grade World History - Europe in the Middle Ages - Kingdoms
Due Date: 1/28/2016

Students follow the guidelines to complete the assignment.  This was begun in class and should be finished at home as necessary.  Check for the updated Interactive Notebook Table of Contents in the File Manager section of this site.



8th Grade US History - War of 1812 PowerPoint
Due Date: 1/28/2016

Students complete page 14-15 of their Interactive Notebook with information from the slideshare below.  On page 15, students write down information in the following manner:

  • 5 things you didn't know about the War already (but, learned from the ppt + discussion)
  • 4 people who played a role in the War (and what role they served)
  • 3 battles that took place and the outcome of each battle
  • 2 causes of the War of 1812
  • 1 result of the War of 1812

Page 14 should be a timeline of events from the War of 1812.  Each of the entries should have a brief summary.



8th Grade US History - Test "Cheat Sheet"
Due Date: 1/28/2016

Students were given a 3x5 index card that can be used as notes for the test.  Both sides of the card can be used.  The Study Guide for the test on Chapter 9 & 10 is below, but was also given to them in class.  Time was spent working on notecards.  Test is Thursday/Friday this week.

This study guide points out key ideas that may be on the test, but DOES NOT represent everything on the test.

CHAPTER 9

  • George Washington’s presidency and farewell address 
  • Jay’s Treaty
  • Pinckney’s Treaty
  • Judiciary Act of 1789
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • John Adams
  • Alien & Sedition Acts
  • Tariff
  • Federalists’ and Democratic-Republicans’ views on government
  • XYZ Affair

 

CHAPTER 10

  • Thomas Jefferson’s actions and goals as President
  • Marbury v Madison (basic facts and impact of ruling)
  • judicial review
  • impressment
  • Embargo Act and Non-Intercourse Act
  • War Hawks
  • War of 1812 (key figures and battles)


8th Grade US History - The War of 1812 - video presentation
Due Date: 1/26/2016

Students take Cornell Notes from the video below.  This was viewed in class, but should be finished at home.  The Interactive Notebook should look like:

Page 10 - Student Response page for War of 1812 - Part 1

Page 11 - War of 1812 Part 1 (Cornell Notes from the beginning to about the 7:00 minute mark, where he shifts focus from CAUSES of the War to the War itself)

Page 12 - Student Response page for War of 1812 - Part 2

Page 13 - War of 1812 Part 2 (Cornell Notes from about the 7:00 minute mark to the end)

 

 



7th Grade World History - The Growth of Towns and Cities
Due Date: 1/26/2016

Follow the slideshow below in order to complete pages 10-11 of the Interactive Notebook.  Page 11 are Quadrant Notes and Page 10 is notes on the top half and guided student interaction on the bottom half.



7th Grade World History - Daily Life in the Middle Ages - Foldable
Due Date: 1/21/2016

Students worked in class to complete a foldable on daily life of separate categories of people from the Middle Ages.  PDFs of the instructions and fact sheets can be found in the File Manager section in the 7th Grade Homework/Classwork tab.  Everything needs to be finished by the next class period.



8th Grade US History - Jefferson and trade issues
Due Date: 1/21/2016

Students worked in class on the following assignment for their Interactive Notebook.  See below if you need to finish this assignment.



8th Grade US History - The Louisiana Purchase
Due Date: 1/19/2016

Follow the slideshare below to complete pages 6-7 of the Interactive Notebook.  See below for accompanying video.

National Geographic's video about the Lewis and Clark expedition, which was shown in class, is posted below:



8th Grade US History - A New Party in Power
Due Date: 1/14/2016

Students complete pages 4-5 of the Interactive Notebook (class time has been given for this)

In addition, students read the remainder of Chapter 10, Section 3 (through page 271) and watch the video below on Marbury v Madison.  There is a quizlet for this video at the following link:  

https://quizlet.com/114723072/flashcards

There will be a quiz next class period covering all of this.



7th Grade World History - The Feudal Order
Due Date: 1/12/2016

Follow the Slideshare below to see what was done in class on Monday (1/11).  Homework is to finish whatever was not completed in class.  Cornell Notes are found in the File Manager section in Interactive Notebook tab.

 



8th Grade US History - The Adams Administration
Due Date: 1/11/2016

Students fill out a guided reading sheet (in File Manager section) on page 3 of the IA Notebook.  Page 2 of the IA Notebook is comparing George Washington and John Adams.  Create a Venn Diagram on the top half comparing the two presidents and on the bottom half, answer the prompt: Would you rather have George Washington or John Adams as president right now?  Support your answer with how they would deal with today's issues based on what they believed and did back then.  See the sample below.



8th Grade US History - The Presidents video - Washington to Adams
Due Date: 1/11/2016

Students watched the following video and answered questions given out in class.  Watch only Washington and Adams.



7th Grade World History - Europe in the Middle Ages - Day 2
Due Date: 1/8/2016

Here is a recap of what took place in class and what you need to know.  We watched a Poss/Ling production explaining the beginning of the Middle Age in Europe and students were given notes.  Students should take Key Idea style notes in the blank spaces of the video notes page given out in class (page 3 of the IA Notebook).  They do an interaction with the notes on page 2 of the IA Notebook.  The video is here below and the notes are in the File Manager section of this website.

 

After the video, we took some other Cornell Notes and worked on the Student Interaction page for that.  It is laid out in the slideshow below:



8th Grade US History - Hamilton vs Jefferson video
Due Date: 1/7/2016

Students should watch the video below and be prepared for a 10 question quiz on it.  Students can review by following the link for a "quizlet."  Go to https://quizlet.com/_1vkegs for the review.



8th Grade US History - The Washington Administration
Due Date: 1/6/2016

Students finish the Cornell Notes given in class and follow the guidelines shown in the slideshare below.  Students should read pages "Challenges in the West" on pages 253-254, but do not have to take notes on it.



7th Grade World History - Europe in the Middle Ages - Maps
Due Date: 1/6/2016

Follow the instructions laid out in the slideshare below to complete the maps given out in class.  A chart of the Per Capita GDP can be found in the File Manager section.  Turkey is not on the chart, but it's per capita GDP is $10,972.



8th Grade US History - "Exam" assignment - What Have You Learned this Semester
Due Date: 12/14/2015

The End of the Semester assessment is a student open-ended assignment.  It will be graded on IB Criterion B – Investigating – strands i, ii and iv (see back of this for rubric)

Your job is to create a product that demonstrates what you have learned in the first semester.

The product’s form is completely your choice, but it must be approved by the teacher. It must cover information from the three different eras (Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary) that we have studied in class.

Examples of possible formats include: Speech, Presentation, Play, Diorama, Poster presentation, Paper, iMovie, Board Game, Web or Wiki site, Children’s Book, Painting, Songs, Collection of self-created poetry…the sky is the limit!!

It is an option that you can have up to three people as part of your project. If that is chosen then each person will need an outline, prior to beginning the project, of how he/she is going to demonstrate his/her learning as part of a larger project.  Simply holding a camera or acting in a skit someone else wrote does not demonstrate that you learned anything.

All topics must be preapproved by your teacher during a conference.



7th Grade World History - Native American Tribes iMovie
Due Date: 12/14/2015

The Americas iMovie Project

As a Group:

Create an iMovie 3-5 minutes in length detailing one of the Native American Tribes.

Have the following information:

  • Crops grown
  • Religious beliefs
  • Social  structure
  • Location
  • History (when did they begin and end)
  • Accomplishments
  • How was this group effected by the geography around them?

Individual Accountability:

1.     Research

Must have all the information from the movie with at least 2 sources cited in proper MLA format

2.     Information on iMovies watched

Each student will fill out information about the other tribes while viewing the videos.

 

Project will be graded on a year 1 IB Rubric for:

Criterion B: Investigating 

ii.    follow an action plan to explore a research question

iii:   use methods to collect and record relevant information

Criterion D:  Thinking Critically

i.     Identify the main points of ideas, events, visual representation or arguments

ii.    Use information to give an opinion



7th Grade World History - Aztec Movie Notes + Aztec Cornell Notes - 5th PERIOD ONLY
Due Date: 12/10/2015

Page 10 of the IA Notebook should be divided into 5 sections and notes will be taken on the video below.  The five categories are: Swamp to City, Aquaducts, Chinampas, Human Blood and Cortes.  Page 11 will be the Cornell Notes on the Aztec given out in class and also found in the File Manager section.  Students get key ideas and summary for that page.



8th Grade US History - Constitution Notes
Due Date: 12/9/2015

Students take notes given the handouts from class (also found in the File Manager Section) and the slideshare below.  This should be pages 20-21 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - 7 Principles of Government
Due Date: 12/7/2015

Students write summaries of the 7 Principles of Government taken from pages 206-209 and illustrate the principles.  Follow guidelines laid out in slideshare below.  Process begun in class.



7th Grade World History - The Americas - Day Two
Due Date: 12/7/2015

Follow the guidelines in the slideshare below for what was done in class.  The video that was watched is below as well.

Engineering an Empire - The Maya



7th Grade World History - The Americas - Day One
Due Date: 12/3/2015

Use the slideshare below as a guide on how to complete pages 6-7 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Constitutional Convention - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 12/3/2015

Students take Cornell Notes on the following:

  • pages 187-189 (page 15)
  • pages 190-191 (page 17)

Student pages format is student choice



8th Grade US History - Shays' Rebellion Cornell Notes + Questions
Due Date: 11/30/2015

Cornell Notes page on Shays' Rebellion was given out in class (found in File Manager).  Students read, annotate and complete Key Ideas and Summary section.  This is page 13 of the Interactive Notebook.

Students also answer questions that incorporate the two handouts in class, the one from above and the Jefferson primary source (found in File Manager).  Questions are found at the end of the slideshare below:



8th Grade US History - Creating a Constitution Video Questions
Due Date: 11/30/2015

In class, students watched the video posted below and answered guided viewing questions.  Questions are found in the File Manager section.



8th Grade US History - Articles of Confederation Explained Video
Due Date: 11/23/2015

Students watch the video posted below and take two pages of Cornell Notes:  Part 1 will be from the beginning to about 7:28 (where he discusses the "Bad."  This will be page 10 of the IA Notebook.  Part 2 will be from 7:28 to the end of the video.  This will be page 11 of the IA Notebook.  There is NO STUDENT INTERACTION.



7th Grade World History - African Governments and Culture
Due Date: 11/23/2015

Students follow the directions on the slideshare below to complete pages 4 and 5 of the Interactive Notebook.  Work done in class and finished at home as necessary.



Test Assignment
Due Date: 11/20/2015

Sign up and watch video



8th Grade US History - Articles of Confederation
Due Date: 11/19/2015

Students read pages 176-183 and take two pages of Cornell Notes.

  • pg 176-179 - Cornell Notes on page 7 of the Interactive Notebook
  • Student Response on page 6
  • pg 179-183 - Cornell Notes on page 9 of the Interactive Notebook
  • Student Response on page 8


7th Grade World History - Gold and Salt
Due Date: 11/19/2015

Students follow the assignment from the slideshare below to complete pages 2 and 3 of the Interactive Notebook.  Gold and Salt page is found in the File Manager section.



7th Grade World History - African Trade and Kingdoms
Due Date: 11/17/2015

Students use complete the assignments shown in the slideshare below:



8th Grade US History - How Does a Free Society Respond to ISIS Attacks
Due Date: 11/17/2015

Students watch the 11/16/15 episode of CNN Student News and do research to answer the following prompt (more detailed instructions found in the slideshare below): 

In light of what happened in France, what is a FREE society to do and what should be the responsible response from France and the United States?

Essays are written on page 3 of the Interactive Notebook.

 



8th Grade US History - The American Revolution - Foldable
Due Date: 11/16/2015

Students complete the foldable begun in class.  There will be a 10 question Socrative quiz on the foldable.  See slideshare below for instructions and notes.



7th Grade World History - African Beginnings
Due Date: 11/16/2015

Students should finish page "0" of the Interactive Notebook.  It is the back of the Table of Contents.  Instructions are found on the following slideshare.  ONLY DO PAGE "0."  We will work on the other page in class next week.



7th Grade World History - Shogun Warrior Interview - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 11/11/2015

Students take Cornell Notes based on the video presentation in class.  There is also a slideshare of what was covered in the video.

Slideshare is here:

 



7th Grade World History - Japanese Religion and Art - Student Interactive Page
Due Date: 11/9/2015

Students write a personal story using 5 haikus to tell the story.  Haikus go on page 22 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - IB for the Signal Mtn. Student
Due Date: 11/9/2015

Students answer the following questions based on their understanding of IB and the material given in class (page 1 of the IA Notebook):

  1. What are the three different programs of IB?
  2. List the eight classes that you have to take and include who teaches you each class.
  3. Describe one way you have learned with an international perspective in one of your classes.
  4. Rewrite each of the six unique approaches of an IB education in your own words.  You can skip International Mindedness since it was done as a warmup.
  5. Describe which of the six you feel is the most important to your education.

Describe in your own words how an International Baccalaureate is different from a traditional “American” style classroom.

On page "0," for the student interaction, students illustrate the 6 IB Aspects discussed in the material handed out

  • International Mindedness
  • Learner Profile Traits
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Global Context
  • Service as Action
  • Personal Project


8th Grade US History - Chapter 4 & 5 Study Guide
Due Date: 11/5/2015

Students finish preparing for test on Chapter 4 & 5.  Use the study guide given out in class and the Interactive Notebook as a guide.  Students can put any information on a 3x5 notecard (one was given out in class).  Study guide is below:

Chapter 4-5 Test Review

Ch4

Key Terms:

Subsistence farming, Cash crop, Diversity, Triangular Trade, Slave Codes, Representative Government, import, mercantilism, export, immigration, epidemic, militia, Iroquois confederacy, alliance

 

How did the geography of each colonial region affect its economy?

Why was agriculture so important to the Southern economy?

Why were enslaved Africans brought to the colonies?

What was the Middle Passage?

How did agriculture differ in each of the three regions?

Why are protected rights and representative government important principles?

Where did the colonists get their ideas and attitudes about government?

What was life like in the 13 colonies?

What was the Great Awakening? What did it emphasize? How did it affect the colonists as a whole?

What was the Enlightenment? What ideas did the enlightenment spread? What did John Locke say?

What was the result of the Peter Zenger Trial?

How did competition for land lead to the French/Indian war? What area were they competing for?

What happened at Fort Dunquesne? Who was there? What was his role?

Describe William Pitt and his involvement in the French/Indian War.

What ended the FR/Ind. War? What were the political/territorial results?

 

Ch5

Key Terms:

Revenue, writs of assistance, resolution, effigy, boycott, repeal, propaganda, committee of correspondence, Minuteman, loyalist, patriot

Describe the Proclamation of 1763 and its effects on the colonies.

Describe the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Act, Tea Act, Intolerable (Coercive) Acts, and Quebec Act

What role did the Sons and Daughters of Liberty play?

Describe the Boston Massacre and its effects. Who used it as propaganda?

Describe cause/effect of the Boston Tea party.

Describe the individuals and the events at the First and Second Continental Congress. What were the major accomplishments of each?

Describe the events of, the ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes, Lexington and Concord. Why were the British marching to Concord?

Describe the battle to seize fort Ticonderoga. Who was there and what happened?

What happened at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

Who was Thomas Paine and what did he do/ what did he accomplish?

What was the Olive Branch Petition?

Who were on the Committee of Five?

Be able to list and describe the 4 parts of the Declaration of Independence



8th Grade US History - The Road to Independence Paper - 5 Paragraph Essay
Due Date: 11/3/2015

Students write a 5-paragraph paper addressing the following topic: What three events or actions contributed MOST to the American Revolution?  The paper should be typed or written in blue or black ink and will be due on Tuesday/Wednesday.  Graded on IB Criterions A and D (first two strands).  A copy of the organizer can be found in the File Manager section of this website.



7th Grade World History - Asia Map
Due Date: 11/3/2015

Students complete "Asia" map given out in class.  Use the following guidelines to complete map.  Map can be found in File Manager section under "Homework."

 

Directions:

Label the map using specific colors where noted.

 

Label the following countries:

· China

· Japan

· Korea

· Taiwan

 

Color in a light BLUE the bodies of water and label the following:

· Sea of Japan (East Sea)

· South China Sea

· Yellow Sea

 

Outline in BLUE and label the following rivers:

· Yangtze River

· Yellow River

 

Highlight in BROWN and label the following landforms and mountain ranges:

· Hamgyong Mtns.

· Himalaya Mtns.

· Plateau of Tibet

· Gobi Desert

 

 Locate & label the following cities:

· Beijing

· Hong Kong

· Pyongyang

· Seoul

· Tokyo

 



8th Grade US History - Quadrant Notes for pg 128-133
Due Date: 11/2/2015

Students use pg 14 of the Interactive Notebook to take quadrant notes for pages 128-133 as shown below.  Quadrants are as follows:

  • Q1 (upper left) - 2nd Continental Congress - Who was there? When and where did it take place? What were some of their actions/goals?
  • Q2 (upper right) - Olive Branch Petition - describe and discuss its message vs. whether it was realistic or even valid.  Common Sense - Who wrote it? What was its message? Was it an effective tool?
  • Q3 (lower left) - Declaration of Independence - who worked on it and wrote it?  What were some of its main ideas and emphasis?
  • Q4 (lower right) - Illustrated answer to question 6 on pg 133

 



8th Grade US History - The Road to Independence Paper - Graphic Organizer
Due Date: 11/2/2015

By Monday, students complete the graphic organizer given in class in order to write a 5-paragraph paper addressing the following topic: What three events or actions contributed MOST to the American Revolution?  The paper should be typed or written in blue or black ink and will be due on Tuesday/Wednesday.  Graded on IB Criterions A and D (first two strands).  A copy of the organizer can be found in the File Manager section of this website.



7th Grade World History - Korea notes
Due Date: 10/29/2015

Students complete the Korea pages (handouts from class).  Guided Reading pages refer to the reading from pages 214-219.



7th Grade World History - North Korean Free Will
Due Date: 10/29/2015

Students watch the video "Inside North Korea" and write a 1-page paper addressing the prompt "Can the people of North Korea have freedom of thought without freedom of speech or freedom of the press?"  Cite examples from the movie that support your position.  See slideshare below for what was provided to the students.



7th Grade World History - Chinese Culture page
Due Date: 10/27/2015

Students worked on the assignment below in class and should finish it by Thursday/Friday.



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8th Grade US History - Rewriting the Declaration of Independence
Due Date: 10/27/2015

Students use pages 12 and 13 of the Interactive Notebook to rewrite the Declaration of Independence (found on pg 137-140 in the book) in their own words.  The basics should include the preamble + justification, a "top 5" list of grievances, and the actual declaring part at the end.  Make sure to include a fancy signature like John Hancock's!  You can see the Declaration of Independence "performed" in the video below.



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8th Grade US History - The Colonies Ignite - IA Notebook Assignment
Due Date: 10/26/2015

Students watched the video posted below and take notes using the guided viewing sheet "The Colonies Ignite," which can be found in the File Manager section.  This was done in class.  Notes go on page 11.  On page 10, students create a political cartoon that would have been printed during this time period.  DO NOT COPY one from that time period.  Create your own!

 



7th Grade World History - Ming Dynasty Foldable
Due Date: 10/26/2015

MING CHINA FOLDABLE

 

Fold an 8.5” x 11” piece of copy paper in half and then again in half.  There will be 7 panels to fill in.  These should be done in the following manner:

 

Panel 1

Label this as “Ming China – 1368-1644” at the top (colorful and neat) and draw and label the map found on page 203. Answer questions 1 & 2 on that page by writing the answers (RACE) in the approximate location of where you would find the answer.

 

Panel 2

Take notes on “The Rise of the Ming” by addressing the following:

·         Who was Zhu Yuanzhang (Hong Wu)?

·         What does Ming mean?

·         Where was the capital located?

·         What was Hung Wu’s leadership style (examples included)?

·         Who was Yong Le?

·         He moved the capital where?

·         Describe the Imperial City and the Forbidden City

 

Panel 3

Take notes on “How did the Ming Change China?” by addressing the following:

·         Civil service exams and the Ming

·         What is the census and why did they do it?

·         Describe the Chinese economy telling how and why was it better (make sure to include rice, silk and cotton)

·         More money in people’s hands meant what for the Arts?

·         Describe the change in Chinese Arts

 

Panel 4

Take notes on “Chinese Exploration” by addressing the following:

·         Why did the Ming want to explore?

·         What is a junk?

·         Who was Zheng He?

·         Describe his journeys (especially about his largest ship)

·         What did he bring back and how were these things used or influence China?

·         Describe the opposition to his voyages and ultimately what happened after his death.

 

Panel 5

Take notes on “Arrival of Europeans” by addressing the following:

·         Why is the year 1514 important?

·         Why did the Portuguese want to come to China (what did they hope to accomplish)?

·         What was the Chinese view of the Europeans who came to China?

·         Describe the success and failure of the Portuguese and overall whether or not they were successful.

 

Panel 6

Describe “The Fall of the Ming” by writing a 25-word summary of the section.

 

Panel 7

Write a four-sentence summary of the section on the Ming Dynasty.



7th Grade World History - Chinese Society - Cornell Notes + Student Interaction
Due Date: 10/20/2015

On page 9 of the IA Notebook (handed out in class), students fill in the Key Ideas and Summary section of Chinese Society.  On page 8 (Student Page), students write 5 quality multiple choice questions based on that handout.  Multiple choice questions should have three or four possible answer choices (you can add one silly one as well if you like).



7th Grade World History - Genghis Khan "speech" - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 10/20/2015

Students watched the video "speech" from Genghis Khan (see below) and took Cornell Notes on page 11 of the Interactive Notebook.  Each student should do a student interaction on page 10.



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8th Grade US History - Timeline of Colonial Anger
Due Date: 10/20/2015

On page 4 of the Interactive Notebook create a time line of events that build Colonial anger and resentment.

Each event needs a short 1-2 sentence “Cause and Effect” summary that lists: the reason the Act or event occurs (Cause) and the resulting reaction or response from the colonists (Effect)

Use these events/acts

  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Coercive Act
  • French/Indian War
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Quebec Act
  • Stamp Act
  • Sugar Act
  • Tea Act
  • Townshend Act


8th Grade US History - Boston Massacre on Social Media
Due Date: 10/19/2015

Students watched the first part of episode one of the John Adams miniseries and, on page 3 of the Interactive Notebook, take 10-15+ notes in the form of tweets.  On page 2, students create a social media page, similar to the examples in the slideshare below, that relate to what they have seen.  Social Media page doesn't have to be one of those done in the examples.



7th Grade World History - Tang and Song Dynasty Comparisons
Due Date: 10/19/2015

Students read and annotate the handout on the Tang and Song Dynasties.  Take notes using page 6 of the Interactive Notebook for Tang and page 7 for Song.  On the bottom 6 lines answer the following questions.

 

On the Left side of the notebook (under the Tang Cornell notes)

Question 1:  What actions, goals, and accomplishments, do the Tang and Song Dynasties share?

On the right side of the notebook (under the Song Cornell notes)

Question 2:  In what ways are the Tang and Song dynasties different in their actions, goals, and accomplishments?



7th Grade World History - China in the Middle Ages - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 10/15/2015

Students viewed the PowerPoint (Slideshare) and took one page of Cornell Notes (pg 5) in the Interactive Notebook.  Dynasties slide was added to the bottom of the sheet on Confusius, given out in class (pg 3).  On page 4 of the Interactive Notebook, students should answer the 10 questions at the end of the slideshow.

 



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8th Grade US History - Parliament's Taxes
Due Date: 10/15/2015

Students use the notes taken in class to create a foldable on various controls on the colonists (Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts).  The foldable will be pasted onto the center of page 1 in the IA Notebook and bordering it should be some brainstorming ideas about colonists' complaints to these controls and why.  On page 0 (Student Page), students write a letter to the King including reasons why they object (hint - there should be something about who has the power to tax and why).



8th Grade US History - Epic Movie - Topic 5
Due Date: 10/1/2015

 

 Students should have completed this portion of the Epic Movie by Thursday.  Final product is due by Thursday/Friday, Oct. 1/2 (depending on even or odd classes).

Directions for Topic 5- British and French Rivalry

Main Goal- This part of the project will be a series of reports from a “nightly news” show.  There will be one or two reporters who are the “anchors” (they are the people who sit at the desk and report the news.) Other actors will be needed to make the “in the field” reports. You can use still shots with voice overs and live action.

Make sure that you can understand and can hear what is being said by all actors.

Directions and mandatory information:

Go to the next blank page in the interactive notebook. Label it Topic 5.

Every team members notebooks will need to have the same information. (Information will vary from team to team.) This may take more than 2 pages- use as many as you need.

You must include 2 reports about the French and Indian war. (Marked with a **)

Pick 4 of the following topics to be covered in your news report-

·         Increasing tension/rivalry between the French and British causes fort building (who, what, where, why)

·         **Fort Duquesne (pronounced – “Doo-Kayn”) and George Washington’s battle there

·         Ben Franklin’s Albany Plan of Union

·         Attempting to make alliances with Native American tribes (Iroquois Confederacy)

·         **An Interview with William Pitt about his new strategy and how he will pay for it.

·         ** Report from the Battle of Quebec and its result.

·         ** The signing of the Treaty of Paris and include what it is, does for and gives to England

·         Pontiac’s war

 

Step 1- Story Boarding. Using the same technique from Topic 1, you are going to create stick figure story boards.

Now create stick figure comic strips that will be the “Story board”- (a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production). You will need to storyboard your reporter at the desk and the 4 reports from the field

Step 2- ScriptingUse however many pages you need. Decide and document who will be acting and what role they will be playing. (All students are expected to act somewhere throughout the project.)

Come up with a name for your talk show. The host of the show will ask the panel of experts about how the colonists got their political traditions and the economic policies of England at the time.

Step 3- Filming – Use your notebooks with the scripts to create your talk show and answer all of the questions above. Here you can be as creative as you want by using iMovie’s features to add in additional pictures to supplement your acting.

Once you have filmed what you need, add it all together in iMovie and preview it to make sure that you can understand it.

This is the end of the project. If you have made it this far, congratulations to you and your team!!! Make sure that you edit all 5 topics together if you can.



8th Grade US History - Epic Movie - Topic 4
Due Date: 9/29/2015

 Students should have completed this portion of the Epic Movie by Monday.  Final product is due by Thursday/Friday, Oct. 1/2 (depending on even or odd classes).

 

Directions for Topic 4 –English political traditions and Economic policies

Main Goal- This part of the project will create a TV talk show about the origin of and reason for Colonial political traditions and England’s economic policies.

You will script and film a “talking head” panel of expert speakers. There will be one “show host” who asks questions to the panel of experts (talking heads). You can add use iMovie’s features to put pictures in to enhance the viewers’ understanding of the topics. Make sure that you can understand and hear what is being said by all actors.

Directions and mandatory information:

Go to the next blank page in the interactive notebook. Label them Topic 4.

Every team members notebooks will need to have the same information. (Information will vary from team to team.) This may take more than 2 pages- use as many as you need.

You may want to create a seating chart to show where each “expert”/actor will sit.

Step 1- ScriptingUse however many pages you need. Decide and document who will be acting and what role they will be playing. (All students are expected to act somewhere throughout the project.)

Come up with a name for your talk show. The host of the show will ask the panel of experts about how the colonists got their political traditions and the economic policies of England at the time.

Question topics:

·         How did they get the tradition of protected rights?

·         What is the Magna Carta and where did it come from?

·         What form does Representative government take in England?

·         What is the English bill of rights and what is the history of its creation?

·         What are the different kinds of colonies and how are they run?

·         What is mercantilism and how does it work to enrich the home country (England) in this case?

·         Why did the England pass the series of laws known as the Navigation Acts?

·         How did the colonists feel about the Nav. Acts and what did they do to avoid them?

 

 

Step 2- Filming – Use your notebooks with the scripts to create your talk show and answer all of the questions above. Here you can be as creative as you want by using iMovie’s features to add in additional pictures to supplement your acting.

Once you have filmed what you need, add it all together in iMovie and preview it to make sure that you can understand it.



8th Grade US History - French and Indian War - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 9/28/2015

Students should complete the Key Ideas and Summary sections of the Cornell Notes pages given out in class.  Review for understanding.  There will be no Student Interactive pages for these, but they do go into the IA Notebook.  A copy of the notes can be found in the 8th Grade Homework file of this site in File Manager.



7th Grade World History - Islam Questions
Due Date: 9/28/2015

Read pages 115-119 and answer the following questions on page 6 of the Interactive Notebook.  Answers should restate the question. 

What are 3 reasons that Muslim traders were successful?
What role did Mosques play in Islamic life?
What was farming life like?
How was society organized?
What made slavery in the Islamic world different from other places?
Describe the contributions that Muslims made in the areas of science and math, medicine, and literature, and arts and architecture.


8th Grade US History - Epic Movie - Topic 1 & 2
Due Date: 9/25/2015

Students should have completed this portion of the Epic Movie by Friday.  Final product is due by Thursday/Friday, Oct. 1/2 (depending on even or odd classes).

 

Directions for Topic 1 Making a Living in the Colonies

Main Goal- This part of the project will need to have three separate clips. Each clip will represent/show the viewer/demonstrate how people typically made a living in each of the 3 colonial regions (New England, Middle Colonies, and Southern Colonies.)

Directions and mandatory information:

Go to the next two blank pages in the interactive notebook. Every team members notebooks will need to have the same information. (Information will vary from team to team.)

Step 1 Storyboarding- Divide the left page of the interactive notebook into three rows. Divide each row into a 3 cells.

Now create a page of stick figure comic strips that will be the “Story board”- (a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production). One three cell strip for each of the 3 clips about how people make a living in each region. Use iMovie’s caption feature to make a small caption on the screen that tells which region.

Step 2- Scripting -Go to the opposite page and begin writing a script for each of the 3 videos.

Use however many pages you need. Decide and document who will be acting and what role they will be playing. All students will be expected to act throughout the project.

Step 3- Filming – Use your notebooks with the scripts and storyboards to act out and video your clips demonstrating/explaining how people made a living in each of the colonial regions. Here you can be as creative as you want by using iMovie’s features to add in additional pictures to supplement your acting.

Once you have filmed what you need add it all together in iMovie and preview it to make sure that you can understand and hear it.

Directions for Topic 2 – Growth of Slavery and Triangular Trade

Main Goal- Use iMovie’s features to insert (at minimum) a picture of the map of Triangular trade from pg 88. Then the team will script and record a “voice-over” -the voice of an unseen narrator speaking (as in a motion picture or television commercial) explaining the growth of slavery and the exchange of goods, crops and people across the different legs of the trade routes. The “voice-over” will be recorded over the images placed into iMovie.

Use the next available page(s) in the interactive notebook

No storyboarding needed unless you want it (optional)

Step 1- Insert pictures that help explain Triangular Trade- At minimum take a picture or a screen shot of the map from pg. 88. You are welcome to include other pictures that will help enhance the viewers’ understanding of Triangular Trade.

Step 2- Create a script into the notebook (title it Topic 2 Slavery and Triangle Trade) and then record a “voice over” that explains: What triangle trade was, what was exchanged, what the “Middle Passage” was and what cash crops caused the demand for labor that created the growth of slavery in the Americas.

Remember at the end of the recording to go back and watch what you have made to check that you can understand everything and hear it.



8th Grade US History - Epic Movie - Topic 3
Due Date: 9/25/2015

 Students should have completed this portion of the Epic Movie by Friday.  Final product is due by Thursday/Friday, Oct. 1/2 (depending on even or odd classes).

Directions for Topic 3 “Meanwhile in the Colonies…”

Main Goal- This part of the project will need to have four separate clips. Each clip will represent/show the viewer/demonstrate how life in the Colonies was affected by each of the following: Epidemics, The Great Awakening, The Enlightenment and The Zenger trial and Freedom of Press.

Directions and mandatory information:

Go to the next 2 blank pages in the interactive notebook. Label them Topic 3.

Every team members notebooks will need to have the same information. (Information will vary from team to team.) This may take more than 2 pages- use as many as you need.

Step 1 Storyboarding- Using the same technique from Topic 1, you are going to create stick figure story boards.

Now create stick figure comic strips that will be the “Story board”- (a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production). One three cell strip for each of the 4 clips –Each clip will need to be at least 30 seconds long but remember that they shouldn’t last forever either- budget your time wisely!

Clip topics:

Epidemics

The Great Awakening

The Enlightenment

The John Peter Zenger Trial and the tradition of Freedom of Press

 

Step 2- Scripting -Go to the opposite page of the comic strip and begin writing a script for each of the 4 videos.

Use however many pages you need. Decide and document who will be acting and what role they will be playing. All students will be expected to act throughout the project.

Step 3- Filming – Use your notebooks with the scripts and storyboards to act out and video your clips demonstrating/explaining each of the influences on life in the colonies. Here you can be as creative as you want by using iMovie’s features to add in additional pictures to supplement your acting.

Once you have filmed what you need, add it all together in iMovie and preview it to make sure that you can understand it.



7th Grade World History - The Early Christian Church - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 9/24/2015

Students should complete the Cornell Notes given out in class.  Copies are found in the Interactive Notebook section of the File Manager page.  There will be a quiz given on the notes and the presentations done in class on the Early Christian Church.



7th Grade World History - Justinian Movie Trailer
Due Date: 9/17/2015

In class, we are working on the trailers, but the poster could be done at home.  Both are due by the end of class on Thursday/Friday.

 

Justinian – The Making of a Great Leader – the iMovie

Group Project (with an individual focus as well)

Group Aspect

As a group (up to 4 people), you will create an iMovie trailer that takes the position that Justinian was a great leader because… or that Justinian was not really a great leader because of...  The trailer can incorporate your group acting out or can be straight audio/video piece (examples will be seen in class).   Video requirements:

·        Approximately 2-3 minutes long

·        Thesis “statement” should be apparent

·        Contains 3 supporting points that are explained, not simply mentioned, in the video

·        Graded on creativity and message

 

Individual Responsibility

Each person within the group must create a movie poster that emphasizes the themes in the trailer.  Aspects of the movie poster

·        Drawn on an 8½” x 11” piece of paper

·        Includes movie title, picture that would be depicted in the movie and credits

·        Includes the supporting details from the trailer

·        Uses color, creativity and presentation skills



8th Grade US History - Navigation Acts - IA Notebook Assignment
Due Date: 9/17/2015

For page 2 of the Interactive Notebook, you are to write a letter using the following guidelines:

 

Write a full page letter to the king of England.

The letter argues against the Navigation acts described on page 95.

You are a hard working colonist that started off poor but built a business (you decide what kind) and are a success.

The letter must describe your business, where you live, how hard you had to work to become successful, what the navigation acts do and how you could benefit if you could trade with other countries without having to go through England first.

Be passionate and convincing. You are attempting to talk the King out of money. Explain how HE will benefit if YOU do.



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8th Grade US History - Colonial Economy - IA Notebook Assignment
Due Date: 9/15/2015

Read pages 84-89 and complete pages 0-1 in the Interactive Notebook.

For page "0," on the top half of the page, you redraw the map about Triangular Trade found on pg. 88.  (Be sure to be thorough).  On the bottom half, you will create a chart of the colonies with the following columns: Regions, Climate/Soil, Common Occupations, Industries/Products.  As you read, you will fill in the information where it applies.

For page "1," you take Cornell Notes for pages 84-89.  If you run out of space in your NOTES section, you should use post it notes.

 



7th Grade World History - Interactive Notebook - Table of Contents
Due Date: 9/14/2015

Go to the school website and find Mr. Poss' page.

Look in the File Manager Section to find the Table of Contents for 7th Grade Interactive Notebook.

Get your Table of Contents updated.  It will be checked on Tuesday/Wednesday.



8th Grade US History - 13 Colonies Map
Due Date: 9/10/2015

Students complete both sides of the map that was given in class.  Finish at home if necessary.  Map can be found in File Manager section.



8th Grade US History - Interactive Notebook collection
Due Date: 9/10/2015

Interactive Notebooks should be completed.  Table of Contents is as follows:

 

Date

Topic

Page

8/18/15

Student Response – World History Notes I

0

8/18/15

World History Notes I

1

8/18/15

Student Response – World History Notes II

2

8/18/15

World History Notes II

3

8/20/15

Personal Reflection – What is the role of Government and of Patriots?

4

8/20/15

What is the Role of Government and of Patriots?  Group Brainstorm

5

8/25/15

Comparing points of view – New Countristan

6

8/25/15

The Transition of New Countristan

7

8/25/15

Poster – Virginia Colony

8

8/25/15

Cornell Notes – “Roanoke and Jamestown” pg. 60-63

9

8/31/15

Differences in the colonies

10

8/31/15

New England Foldable

11

8/31/15

Student Response – Mr. Zoller Middle Colonies

12

8/31/15

Cornell Notes – Mr. Zoller’s Class – Middle Colonies

13

9/1/15

Student Response – Mr. Zoller Southern Colonies – VA & MD

14

9/1/15

Cornell Notes – Mr. Zoller’s Class – Southern Colonies – VA & MD

15

9/1/15

Student Response – Mr. Zoller Southern Colonies – Carolinas & GA

16

9/1/15

Cornell Notes – Mr. Zoller’s Class – Southern Colonies – Carolinas & GA

17



8th Grade US History - Chapter 3 Test Review
Due Date: 9/7/2015

Students should review for the test on Chapter 3 by looking over their Interactive Notebooks and work we have done in class.  Also, students can check out Mr. Chamberlain's webpage on the SMMHS website where he has created a Quizlett that will review the material.  There is a link on that page.



7th Grade World History - Interactive Notebooks
Due Date: 9/7/2015

Students should work on completing the Student Pages of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Southern Colonies Video - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 9/3/2015

Watch Mr. Zoller's YouTube video on the Southern Colonies, found in the Videos Section of this website and take a page of Cornell Notes for Maryland and Virginia (this will be on page 15 of the Interactive Notebook) and one page of Cornell Notes for the Carolinas and Georgia (this will be on page 17 of the Interactive Notebook).  Students should also work on the Student Response pages for these sets of notes.



8th Grade US History - Middle Colonies Video - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 9/1/2015

Watch Mr. Zoller's YouTube video on the Middle Colonies, found in the Videos Section of this website, and take 1 page of Cornell Notes (p. 13).  Complete a Student Response page as well (p. 12).



8th Grade US History - New Countristan reflection paper
Due Date: 8/27/2015

Students have been working in class in groups to answer questions posed in the New Countristan piece.  On page 6, each student should write a reflective paper addressing the questions on an individual basis which also recognizes various points of view.  Graded on IB "D" criterion.



8th Grade US History - Roanoke and Jamestown - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 8/26/2015

Students read pages 60-63 and take one page of Cornell Notes on page 9 of IA Notebook.  Page 8 should be a poster that encourages people to move to the new Jamestown colony and should reflect the readings and notes taken.  Assignment begun in class.



7th Grade World History - Ashton Kutcher speech - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 8/18/2015

Watch the Ashton Kutcher speech in the Videos section of this site and take one page of Cornell Notes.  This will be page 1 in the Interactive Notebook.  DO NOT do a student interaction for this!!!  We will begin that in class.



Syllabus - 7th Grade
Due Date: 8/14/2015

Review, sign and have your parents sign the syllabus.  Also, make sure to have a binder (1/2 to 1"), colored pencils, etc. to be prepared for the Interactive Notebook.



Syllabus - 8th Grade
Due Date: 8/14/2015

Review, sign and have your parents sign the syllabus.  Also, make sure to have a binder (1/2 to 1"), colored pencils, etc. to be prepared for the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Study Guide / Preparation Paper for Unit 04 Exam
Due Date: 5/12/2015

Directions: You are writing a summary of the events of the topics below as a guideline.  These papers will be used on and turned in with the exam and will be a separate test grade. Use the text and the power point/slideshows posted on the website to create your summaries. Each summary should be in paragraph form and include all the necessary information about the topics below.  Make sure to look at the information below the slideshare as it will be a study guide as well.

Civil War

·        Election of 1860 and Southern reaction

·        Secession and formation of the Confederate States of America (CSA) and why they have the right to secede.

·        Union Advantages/Confederate Advantages

·        Union War Plan/Confederate War Plan

·        Early Battles (1st Bull Run a.k.a. Manassas, New Orleans, and Antietam)

·        Emancipation Proclamation- What it was and how it changed the war

·        Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga

·        Grant, Sherman and Total war from Atlanta to Savannah

·        Robert E Lee and Appomattox Court House

·        13th, 14, 15th Amendments

·        Compile a list of major Union and Confederate Generals

 

 

 

FURTHER EXAM STUDY GUIDE

In addition to the above paper.  The topics below will be included on the Exam.

 

Jacksonian Era

·        Election of 1824 (Corrupt Bargain and effects)

·        Tariff debate/Nullification Crisis

·        Native American Removal (Trail of Tears)

·        War on the Bank

Manifest Destiny

·        Texas war for Independence (Alamo, Battle of San Jacinto)

·        Oregon and “Manifest Destiny”

·        American War with Mexico (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)

·        California Gold Rush

 



8th Grade US History - Chapter 16, Lesson 3
Due Date: 5/4/2015

Students read pages 439-443 and answer the Progress Checks and questions 1-6 on pg 443.  There will be a quiz on the section + notes from class.  Notes from the class are below in a slideshow.



8th Grade US History - Crash Course US History - Manifest Destiny
Due Date: 4/28/2015

Students watched the video on Manifest Destiny, posted below, and took 1 page of Cornell Notes (pg 19 in the Interactive Notebook).  It is posted here for anyone who needed another look at it.

 



7th Grade World History - Exploration Guided Reading
Due Date: 4/27/2015

Students read pg 333-339 to answer the following:  Be sure to write in complete sentences.

1.    What is a cash crop?

2.    What was one of the main reasons the French settled North America?

3.    Where did most of the French settlement occur, and what did they call this area?

4.    What was the English government interested in getting from the areas they colonized?

5.    Trace the development of cash crops in English settlements.

6.    Define: Mercantilism, Commerce, Entrepreneur, Invest, Cottage Industry

7.    Explain the “Columbian Exchange”



7th Grade World History - The Americas - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 4/23/2015

Students complete the "key notes" and "summary" section of Cornell Notes provided in class.  Copies can be found in the File Manager section.



7th Grade World History - North American Peoples
Due Date: 4/23/2015

Students read pg 169-171 and take Cornell Notes.  Student Interactive page on their own.



8th Grade US History - Jackson Quadrant
Due Date: 4/23/2015

Using Chapter 12, students quadrant off page 13 of the Interactive Notebook.  Each section should be a bulletted outline of one of the aspects of Andrew Jackson's run up to the presidency and his time in office.  The quadrants are:  Corrupt Bargain (modeled in class), Nullification Crisis, Indian Removal and War on the Bank.



8th Grade US History - Manifest Destiny Cornell Notes
Due Date: 4/23/2015

Students read pg 348-352 and take one page of Cornell Notes for this section.  This will be pg 15 of the Interactive Notebook.  Student Interactive page to follow.



8th Grade US History - Florida and Texas Statehood Cornell Notes
Due Date: 4/23/2015

Students complete the Key Ideas and Summary sections of the Cornell Notes on Florida and Texas Statehood handed out in class.  See File Manager for copy if needed.  This is page 17 of the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 10, Section 1 Review
Due Date: 4/21/2015

Students read page 324-329 and answer the three Guiding Questions and the three Progress Checks.  Also, answer questions 1-5 on page 329.  Answer should restate questions.



7th Grade World History - The Age of Exploration + Map Activity
Due Date: 4/20/2015

Students should highlight and underline the key points from the summary of the Age of Exploration that was given in class.  Map is on the back and instructions are included for completing the map.  File can be downloaded in the File Manager section of this website.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 11 Review
Due Date: 4/14/2015

Students answer questions 1-11 on pages 318-319.  For questions 1-8, students should write out the question and answer as it is written in the book.  For questions 9-10, students restate question in answer.  For question 11, students answer by creating a mind map that responds to prompt.



7th Grade World History - Enlightenment Review - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 4/10/2015

Students take Cornell Notes on the presentation of slides.  See Table of Contents for the page numbers.

 



8th Grade US History - How Technology Changes Society - paper
Due Date: 4/9/2015

How technology changes society

You will be comparing transportation technology advancements from the early 1800s to similar technological advancements today, based on a video seen in class (and posted on the website in the Video Section), with regard to the following statement:

How does technology change the lives of people and the focus of a society?

 

Step 1

Read pages 302-307 and take notes on the section that can be used to write your paper.  Describe the advances the section discusses and the ways it changed society.

Step 2

Watch the video on technological advances and take similar notes.

Step 3

Write paper (doesn’t have to be typed, but it needs to be neat):

Paragraph 1 – devoted to 1800s

Paragraph 2 – devoted to 2000s

Paragraph 3 – comparisons of the how these changes affected (or will affect) each society

 

Notes will be turned in with the final paper.  These notes are part of the grade.  The actual paper will be written in class the next class period.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 11, Section 1 Review
Due Date: 4/7/2015

Students read pages 296-301 and answer the guided questions as well as the progress checks before and after each section.  Also, questions 1-5 on page 301 should be answered.  Restate question in the answer.



7th Grade World History - The Age of Exploration Begins - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 4/7/2015

Students watch the video on Exploration (found in the Video Section) and take one page of Cornell Notes.  This will be on page 9 of the Interactive Notebook.  A student interactive page should be completed on page 8.



8th Grade US History - Era of Good Feelings Cornell Notes
Due Date: 3/26/2015

Students read handout on the Era of Good Feelings (found in File Manager Section) and take two pages of Cornell Notes.  Break is indicated on the handout.  Students also complete Student Pages for each.



8th Grade US History - Industrial Revolution Video - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 3/26/2015

Students take Cornell Notes on the video below.  Page 9 goes through the first 10 minutes and page 11 begins with the Cotton Gin.  A Student Page for each will also be required.



7th Grade World History - Scientific Revolution Baseball Cards - Research
Due Date: 3/24/2015

Students research for their chosen Scientist and Philosopher in order to put together their baseball cards during the next class period.  Students should come to class with notes ready to go.  Projects will be due by the end of the class period on Thursday (5th) or Friday (8th).  Guidelines for the Project are below:

The Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment: Baseball Cards Project

Each person will choose 4 people and create a “baseball” card for each historical person using the template provided.  2 should be scientists, and 2 philosophers.

Front of card:

On front of the card, put the person’s name in fairly large letters. Decorate to reflect the ideas of the person.  Each person should also play for a “team,” with the team name on the front of the card.  The team name should show reflection on that person’s contributions to the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (team name equals hometown + contribution such as Albert Einstein plays for the Ulm Isotopes)

 

Back of card:          

·        Major Achievements/Philosophy/ideas/Biography

·        Any Published Materials

·        Birthday (or year) and where they were from

 

Enlightenment Scientists


·        Nicolaus Copernicus

·        Galileo Galilei

·        Francis Bacon

·        Rene Descartes

·        William Harvey

·        Robert Hooke

·        Robert Boyle

·        Isaac Newton


 

Enlightenment Philosophers

·        Thomas Hobbes

·        John Locke

·        Baron de Montesquieu

·        Voltaire

·        Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

The Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment: Baseball Cards Checklist

Philosopher / Scientist identified on front and has a team name listed

Front is decorated nicely / cleverly

Back – major achievements / philosophy / ideas/Biography are listed

Birthday and hometown are listed

Published material is listed

Back of card is divided into sections

Back of card information listed includes the most important concepts of philosopher / scientist

Back of card organized and presented nicely

Cooperation and on task

All six cards are present in the deck



7th Grade World History - Scientific Discovery
Due Date: 3/19/2015

Read pages 348 – 350.

In your INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK divide page 1 into 4 quarters.  In each section put a summary of the achievements of each of the following: Copernicus, Ptolemy, Kepler, Galileo.

On Interactive Notebook page 0 (student page for pg 1), divide the page into 4 parts and draw a visual representation for each.



8th Grade US History - War of 1812 Notes collection
Due Date: 3/19/2015

Using the internet, research the War of 1812.  Notes should be brainstorming points rather than organized.  We will come together as a class to get a universal set of notes.   Use the following categories. 

Causes of the War

Significant battles and events like Fort McHenry, Battle of New Orleans, Lake Champlain, Treaty of Ghent, etc.

Turning points of the war and why they were turning points

Significant figures of the War like Oliver Hazzard Perry, Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, etc. and their contributions to the War

Results of the War – what did the US get out of it, both specific and broader aspects 



8th Grade US History - Chapter 10, Section 3 Review
Due Date: 3/17/2015

Students read Chapter 10, Section 3 (pages 278-284) and answer questions 1-6 on page 284.  Answers should restate question.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 10, Section 3 Cornell Notes
Due Date: 3/17/2015

Students take 1 page of Cornell Notes from pages 278-282 and another page of Cornell Notes from pages 282-284.  This was begun in class and should be finished at home as necessary.



7th Grade World History - UNIT 3 REVIEW
Due Date: 3/10/2015

Students complete the Unit Review sheet.  This can be used when taking the Exam.  File can be found in the File Manager section of this site.



8th Grade US History - Thomas Jefferson video - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 3/9/2015

Watch the presentation on Thomas Jefferson and take one page of Cornell Notes (pg 21 of the Interactive Notebook).  Video is below and also in the video section.

 



8th Grade US History - Chapter 10, Section 1
Due Date: 3/5/2015

Students read pg 268-271 and answer the following:

Progress Check on pg 270

Progress Check on pg 271

Questions 1-5 on pg 271

Students should restate Question in Answers.



7th Grade World History - Chapter 11, Section 4 Guided Reading
Due Date: 3/5/2015

Students read pages 310-315 and answer the guided reading questions that correspond to the reading.  Copy of assignment can be found in the File Manager section of this site.



8th Grade US History - Comparing Presidents
Due Date: 3/3/2015

Students are placed into four groups.

Each group will research one of the first four presidents. Your job will be to find out which president from the 20th century is most like the president your group was assigned.

 

Each group will compare issues that the presidents faced and their responses to those issues. Also, you will compare other topics such as problems with the economies, relations (good, bad, war) with other nations, trade issues, as well as personal traits like education, children and even pets.

 

Each group will create a set of notes for everyone to copy and a visual to present (paper or electronic) 



7th Grade World History - The Reformation - Religious Maps
Due Date: 2/25/2015

Students use the slideshare below to color in the maps on the booklet assignment.



7th Grade World History - The Reformation - beginnings
Due Date: 2/24/2015

Students take the notes presented in the PowerPoint presentation below.  Notes go on page 15 of the Interactive Notebook.  A Student Response will also be done.  DO NOT DO THE LAST SLIDE - THIS WILL BE EXPLAINED IN CLASS



8th Grade US History - Chapter 9 Test - Written Portion
Due Date: 2/24/2015

Students complete the written portion of the Chapter 9 Test.  Prompts can be found in the File Manager section (8th Grade History Tests tab) of this webpage.  Students should answer prompts in complete sentence format.



7th Grade World History - The Reformation - Religious Maps
Due Date: 2/23/2015

Use the slideshare to complete the maps for your "book" on the Reformation.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 9 Test Study Guide
Due Date: 2/17/2015

Students were given a study guide for the test that can be used as exta-credit on the test.  A copy of this assignment can be found in the File Manager section.  There is no late work accepted for this assignment as it is not required work, only extra credit.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 9, Section 2 Cornell Notes
Due Date: 2/9/2015

Students read page 252-255 and take ONE PAGE of Cornell Notes.



7th Grade World History - The Renaissance Begins Cornell Notes
Due Date: 2/9/2015

Students complete the 2 Cornell Note pages given out in class.  Page 11 is the page with "The Renaissance is born" as the top section and Page 13 is the page with "Venice: A City of Canals" as the top section.  Key Points section and Summary section should be accurately and properly filled out.  These will go in the Interactive Notebook and will need to have a Student Response page as well (the SR page won't be checked on Monday, only pages 11 & 13).  A copy of the two pages can be found in the Interactive Notebook file of the File Manager tab.



7th Grade World History - Chapter 11, Section 2 Guided Reading
Due Date: 2/9/2015

Students complete the Guided Reading for Chapter 11, Section 2 that was given out in class.  An extra copy can be found in the Assignments file of the File Manager tab.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 8, Section 2 Review
Due Date: 1/27/2015

Students read pages 212-215 and answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 on page 215.  Answers should restate question.



8th Grade US History - Principles of Government Interactive Notebook pages
Due Date: 1/26/2015

Page 6 of the Interactive Notebook will be sectioned off into 4 quadrants and page 7 is sectioned into three sections.  Page 6 should post one of the following in each of the quadrants: Popular Sovereignty, Republicanism, Limited Government and Federalism.  Page 7 should have Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Individual Rights.

For EACH section, students:

  • Define the principle (give a full description)
  • Illustrate the principle
  • Use the word in a sentence


8th Grade US History - Principles of Government Section Review
Due Date: 1/26/2015

Students read pg. 209-211 and answer questions 1-5 (restate the question in your answer) on page 211.



7th Grade World History - The Growth of Cities and Towns
Due Date: 1/12/2015

Students take Cornell Notes on the presentation below.  It is broken into two pages in the Interactive Notebook.  Page 1 is Agriculture and Trade.  Page 3 is Government and Life in the Cities.  Student pages (pages 0 and 2) for each should be completed as well.

 

 



7th Grade World History - The Rise of Feudalism
Due Date: 12/16/2014

This assignment was originally assigned earlier.  It is being reposted.

Use the first slide to take notes on page 29 of the Interactive Notebook and the remaining slides for page 31 of the IA Notebook.  The triangle chart at the end should go on page 30 of the student pages.



7th Grade World History - Unit 2 Exam preparation
Due Date: 12/11/2014

Students are allowed to bring a 3x5 index card (both sides) as an aid for the Exam.  ALL information must be able to fit on the index card.  Study guide was given out in class, but can be found in the File Manager section in the 7th Grade Homework/Classwork tab.



8th Grade US History - Unit 2 Preparation
Due Date: 12/11/2014

Students are allowed to bring the sheet given out in class to the Exam as an aid.  Students CANNOT use a different sheet, but can type, cut and paste as necessary.  EVERYTHING must be able to fit on the page given out in class.  Study guide can be found in the File Manager section in the 8th Grade Test tab.  To be turned in with the test.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 7, Lesson 3 Cornell Notes
Due Date: 12/9/2014

Read page 194-199 and take two pages of Cornell Notes.  Part 1 will go from page 194-196 down to "Government Structure."  Part 2 is from that point on page 196 to page 199.



8th Grade US History - Articles of Confederation Placemat
Due Date: 12/8/2014

Check out the video for an explanation of what was done in class Thursday and Friday (12/4 and 12/5).  Placemat will be due on Monday.



8th Grade US History - Creating a Constitution video questions
Due Date: 12/8/2014

Students watched the episode posted above and answered questions.  Video questions can be found in the file manager section of this web page under the 8th Grade Homework/Classwork tab.



8th Grade US History - Articles of Confederation for Dummies - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 12/4/2014

Watch the video below and take one page of Cornell Notes on page 31 of the Interactive Notebook.  It is a long video, but you will be weeding out what you have already learned and written in your Interactive Notebook.  No Student Response page required yet.



7th Grade World History - A Brief Look at Medieval Europe
Due Date: 12/1/2014

In class on Monday, students watched the presentation posted below and were to take 2 pages of Cornell Notes that follow the video.  Part 1 goes until the "Commercial" for Darren the Plumber and Part 2 going from that point on to the end.



7th Grade World History - European Map
Due Date: 11/24/2014

Using the map given in class (PDF in File Manager section) and the table from Jr. Scholastic (PDF in File Manager), label the maps as indicated in each page's margin.  Also, do the following:

Create a Key for the information below in the margin of the Political Map
Color code the countries (from the list) according to per capita GDP
Color A:  1,000 – 15,000
Color B: 15,001 – 30,000
Color C: 30,001 – 40,000
Color D: 40,000 +
You choose the colors
On a separate sheet of paper list the top 5 countries in Europe based on the following categories: Size, population, per capita GDP, oldest


8th Grade History Assignment - American Revolution foldable
Due Date: 11/24/2014

Students should complete the foldable worked on in class.  The slides are posted below.  Once finished, the foldable should go into the Interactive Notebook on page 25.  Page 24, the Student Page for this should follow the guidelines below:

Student response on page 24 is to choose one of the following

·      Write a full page letter from Benjamin Franklin to King Louis XVI detailing our successes (especially Saratoga) and requesting France aid the Americans in the war effort

·      Write a full page letter from George Washington at Valley Forge to the 2nd Continental Congress describing the conditions and the contributions of foreigners (Marquis de Lafayette and Friedrich von Steuben)

·      General Cornwallis writing back to the King about his entire involvement (from his success over Gates at Camden, problems with Francis Marion [the Swamp Fox], and his battle and eventual surrender to Washington and the French at Yorktown)

See Slideshow here:



7th Grade World History - Shogun Warrior Interview - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 11/12/2014

Student take Cornell Notes on pages 17 and 19 of the Interactive Notebook as they watch the video posted below.  Page 17 should cover information up to the commercial break and page 19 should cover material after the commercial break.  A Student page for each needs to be done as well.



8th Grade US History - Declaration of Independence - In your own words
Due Date: 11/11/2014

Declaration of Independence – In your own words

Students pair up to rewrite the Declaration of Independence in modern-day language.  While working together to come up with the wording, EACH person is required to write a finished product.  The final written piece will go on pages 18-19 of the Interactive Notebook.

Paragraph 1

This should follow the first two paragraphs of the Declaration summing up the basic rights of all mankind and setting the stage for how those rights have been violated.

Paragraph 2

This builds your case against the King (and Parliament).   Each piece will have a “top five” list of grievances that must be tied to events that explain exactly why the colonists would choose to list them.  An example would be listing “For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most … of our Governments” and saying that it was written because of the Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts) where the MA Charter was replaced with a more traditional form of royal government.

Paragraph 3

Tell us what you have done and how he has ignored your reaching out to keep the peace.  Finally, you have to state your independence for all the world to hear.



8th Grade US History - The Road to Independence Timeline
Due Date: 11/11/2014

Students create a 10-event timeline that explains the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence.  Guidelines are as follows:

  • Timeline should go across the pages 20-21 of the Interactive Notebook.
  • Title "The Road to Independence" shoudl be written at the top
  • Timeline should be drawn in proper format
  • Ten events should be included that show how the colonists decided to declare independence from Britain.  Each event should use the following guideline:
    • Name of Event
    • Date
    • explanation of event
    • description of why the event would have angered the colonists

 

 



8th Grade US History - Boston Massacre Social Media Style
Due Date: 11/6/2014

Following the viewing of an episode of John Adams about the Boston Massacre, students design a page from one of the social media websites that documents what went on with either the event or the trial.  Writings should be based off the tweets taken in class during the video presentation.



7th Grade World History - Inside North Korea - Writing Prompt
Due Date: 11/6/2014

Use the above slideshow in order to complete the day's work that goes along with the video "Inside North Korea" that was shown in class on Tuesday (11/4) and Wednesday (11/5).  Essay, along with the parts completed in class, are due on the following class meeting.  Video can be found on YouTube at the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMEP-wXpPV0 or by typing in "Inside North Korea National Geographic" into the YouTube search bar. 



8th Grade US History - A Call to Arms - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 11/4/2014

Students read pages 120-125 (Chapter 5, Lesson 3) and take Cornell Notes.  The notes should be split as Part 1 being from page 120-123 and Part 2 being from page 124-125.  There will be a quiz covering this section and the previous one (began Cornell Notes in class - should have finished at home as necessary).



7th Grade World History - Interactive Notebook Collection #1
Due Date: 10/30/2014

Interactive Notebook Collection #1 covers pages 0-9.



7th Grade World History - Chinese Culture Activity
Due Date: 10/28/2014

See file manager for guidelines for the Chinese Culture Activity

 



8th Grade US History - Interactive Notebook #1
Due Date: 10/28/2014

Interactive Notebook Collection #1 covers pages 0-9.



7th Grade World History - The Ming Dynasty foldable
Due Date: 10/27/2014

We are working on this foldable in class.  See the guidelines in the FILE MANAGER section of this website.



7th Grade World History - Buddhism in China - Questions from pg 182-185
Due Date: 10/23/2014

Students answer questions posted on the website.  View slideshow and make sure you have accurate answers to the Questions from pages 182-185.



8th Grade US History - The French & Indian War Explained: US History Review Video - Cornell Notes
Due Date: 10/23/2014

Take one page of Cornell Notes on the video on the French and Indian War (posted in the VIDEO section of this website).  These notes should go into the Interactive Notebook.



8th Grade US History - Chapter 4, Lesson 4 Review Questions (1-5)
Due Date: 10/21/2014

Read pg 101-105 and answer questions 1-5 on page 105.  Answers should be in complete sentence format and restate the question in the answer.



7th Grade World History - Chapter 8, Lesson 1 Questions
Due Date: 10/20/2014

Questions from pg 182-185

Answers should be in complete sentences restating the question in your sentence.

 

When and how did Buddhism spread into China?

What led people to follow Buddhism?

How did monks and nuns help the Chinese people?

Why did China become less supportive of Buddhism?

Trace Buddhism’s journey from China to Japan.

What was different about neo-Confucianism in relation to traditional Confucianism?

What did civil service exams hope to ensure?

Who was eligible to take the civil service exams?

Describe preparing for the civil service exam?

What did people do who didn’t pass the test?



8th Grade US History - Chapter 4, Lesson 2
Due Date: 10/16/2014

Read pg 92-95.  Be prepared for a Pop Quiz!



8th Grade US History - Chapter 4, Lesson 1
Due Date: 10/14/2014

8th Grade History - Read Chapter 4, Lesson 1 (pg 84-89) and take 1 page of Cornell Notes (begun in class).  Cornell Notes should focus up to "The Growth of Slavery" on pg 87.  Also, answer questions 1-5 on page 89.  Answers should restate the question in complete sentence format.



7th Grade World History - Confucianism
Due Date: 10/14/2014

Draw a poster (8.5" x 11" paper given out in class for assignment) that relates what Confucianism means.



7th Grade World History - Chapter 8, Lesson 1
Due Date: 10/14/2014

Read pg. 182-185



8th Grade US History - Thirteen Colonies - Southern Colonies
Due Date: 9/29/2014

Students take two separate pages of Cornell Notes based on the video lecture about the Southern Colonies seen below.  A Student Response page should be completed for each page of Cornell Notes.



8th Grade US History - Thirteen Colonies beginning
Due Date: 9/25/2014

Students should watch the video below (on Mr. Chamberlain's Flipped Classroom until I get it posted here) and take two separate pages of Cornell Notes.  Part One should stop at 6:47 into the video and Part Two should go to the end of the video.  We will work on Student Response pages in class later.

 

Students should also complete the map of the colonies based on the following guidelines (also found as a file in File Manager):

Directions for completing the map of the 13 Colonies

 

1.     Color-code or design-code the map

2.     Write “FRANCE” where the French established their colonies and “SPAIN” in the two areas where Spanish colonies were established.

3.     Label the following cities: Charleston, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Savannah (you may have to draw a line for some of them)

4.     Draw mountains and write “APPALACHIANS” where they are located.

5.     Label the Atlantic Ocean

 

 

The following key terms should be written in the margins with a brief explanation and connected to its colony.


·        Dissenter

·        Persecute

·        Tolerance

·        Puritans

·        Great Migration

·        Patroons

·        Quakers

·        Indentured servants

·        Bacon’s Rebellion

·        John Locke

·        Constitution

·        Eliza Lucas

·        Indigo

·        debtors





8th Grade US History - Jamestown notes
Due Date: 9/22/2014

On page 17 of the Interactive Notebook, students draw out the shape of the fort at Jamestown and, within the "walls," complete the notes on Jamestown (see slideshare).  Students should also complete the Student Response page 16 as well.



7th Grade World History - The Abrahamic Religions Foldable
Due Date: 9/22/2014

Students create a 3-part Foldable (given out in class) based on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Guidelines and worksheet found in the File Manger section of this website. 



7th Grade World History - Islam Continued slide show and guided reading
Due Date: 9/18/2014

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8th Grade History - Roanoke and Jamestown
Due Date: 9/18/2014

In class, we watched an episode of Digging for the Truth (video posted on this website in Video section) and completed an assignment (found in File Manager section) that goes along with it.  Students should read pages 60-63 and answer questions 1, 2 and 4 on page 63.  Assignment was begun in class and should be finished at home as necessary.



Early Christianity Cornell Notes
Due Date: 9/15/2014

Students finish the "main ideas" section of each page of the Cornell Notes (Ealry Christian Church and Two Christian Churches) that were given out in class.  Assignment was begun in class.  Students have each page in their Interactive Notebook.  Students should also work on their Student Response pages for each of these pages.



Chapter 1 & 2 Test Study Guide
Due Date: 9/11/2014

Students complete the Chapter 1 & 2 Test Study Guide (which can be used on the test).  Students may include ONE extra piece of paper in order to complete answers.  A copy of the Study Guide can be found in the File Manager section in the "8th Grade History Tests" tab.



Chapter 2, Lesson 4 Review
Due Date: 9/8/2014

Read pg 49-53 and answer questions 1-5 on pg 53.  Answers should be in complete sentences and restate the question in the answer.



The Spread of Christianity
Due Date: 9/8/2014

Students took Cornell Notes in the Interactive Notebook (pg 13) on the slideshow below.  They should complete their student response page (pg 12) outside of class.

 

 



7th Grade World History - T-Chart on Christianity and Judaism
Due Date: 9/4/2014

Students should complete the T-Chart on Judaism and Christianity found in the File Manager section.  Information comes from the text as well as internet sources.



8th Grade History - English, Spanish and French Settlements
Due Date: 9/4/2014

Make sure you have finished the 5-part foldable (information taken from the first 5 slides of the below slideshow) on exploration that was begun in class.  The foldable is glued onto page 11 of the Interactive Notebook.  Page 10 (Student page) should be a newspaper article (with a catchy headline) that summarizes the foldable.  Then, view the last three slides in the below slideshow and take one page of Cornell Notes covering the material presented.  This should be page 13 of your Interactive Notebook.  Complete the Student page on pg 12 for this.

 



8th Grade History - How Geography Shaped Native American cultures
Due Date: 9/2/2014

Students write a 5 paragraph essay responding to the Essential Question (Question# 1) on page 22 [How did geography shape the North American cultures?].  Students will work on an Outline, both in and out of class, that must be turned in with the paper.  Copy of the Outline can be found in the File Manager section of this website.



8th Grade History - Native American Tribes
Due Date: 8/26/2014

Read pg. 14-19 and answer questions 1-5 on page 19.  Students should use RACE format.  Students also complete a map activity on Native American tribes.  Map can be found in the File Manager section.



7th Grade World History - Interactive Notebook - Cornell Notes pg 66-69
Due Date: 8/26/2014

Students read pages 66-69 in class and take one page of Cornell Notes.  Student page to be completed at home (as necessary).



7th Grade World History - What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?
Due Date: 8/25/2014

Students write a half to full page paper answering what aspect of the Roman Empire (such as the idea of republican form of government or the system of roads or the Latin language, etc.) has had the greatest affect on future societies.



8th Grade History - The Greatest Mesoamerica Society Ever
Due Date: 8/25/2014

Students use the 8.5" x 11" copy paper given in class in order to create a "poster" promoting one of the Mesoamerican societies as the Most Influential Ever.  Poster should reflect the lessons on Mesoamerica as well as bring out key points from the guided readings and Interactive Notebooks.  A paper that would be an accompanying speech is also required (can be typed).  Alternative to writing the paper is to videotape yourself giving a speech nominating that society.



8th Grade History - Interactive Notebook - mesoamerica
Due Date: 8/19/2014

Complete the top two sections of the foldable started in class using the above slideshare about the Maya, Aztec and Inca Civilization.



7th Grade World History - Cornell Notes on the Roman Empire
Due Date: 8/19/2014

Students should view the video on Roman History found on the school website, Mr. Poss' page (in the Videos Section) and take a page of Cornell Notes from the video.



7th Grade World History - Primary Source Activity - Bias
Due Date: 8/18/2014

Students complete the handout "Recognize Bias."  Assignment begun in class.  Answers must be in RACE format.



8th Grade History - Interactive Notebook - World History Notes - first check
Due Date: 8/18/2014

Students should complete the Student Response pages for the three handouts on World History.  Assignment was begun in class.  Check is on Monday.



US History - Chapter 1, Section 1
Due Date: 8/18/2014

Students read Chapter 1, Section 1 (pg 2-7) and answer review questions 1-5 on page 7,  Answers should be in RACE format where applicable.



8th Grade History - Interactive Notebook - World History Notes
Due Date: 8/14/2014

Students should finish Page 1 (Rome, Islam, Africa, China) notes and Page 0 (student response page) that was begun in class.



7th Grade World History - Historical Perspective - Egg Drop
Due Date: 8/14/2014

Students should finish the taping of their group's statement about the "egg drop" from class.



7th Grade World History - Primary Source Activity
Due Date: 8/14/2014

Students should finish the handout from class about Primary Sources (The White House Renovation).



7th Grade World History - Timeline of Your Life
Due Date: 8/12/2014

Create a timeline using the following guidelines:

  • Timeline includes when and where you were born
  • Timeline shows 5 other events (where you were involved) that were significant in your life
  • Timeline shows 5 "World Events" that were going on around the same time as each of your life events included
  • Timeline follows the proper guidelines for creating timelines (spacing, layout, etc.)


Reconstruction
Due Date: 5/8/2014

Students answer the questions at the end of the summary of Reconstruction.  Summary is found in the File Manager section of this website.



TCAP Terms 76-100
Due Date: 4/8/2014

Complete Flash Cards for TCAP terms 76-100 (list is found in File Manager).  ALL FLASH CARDS MUST BE HAND WRITTEN.  There will be a quiz on 76-100 next class period.



TCAP Terms 26-75
Due Date: 4/7/2014

Complete Flash Cards for TCAP terms 26-75 (list is found in File Manager).  ALL FLASH CARDS MUST BE HAND WRITTEN.  There will be a quiz on 26-75 next class period.



TCAP Terms 1-25
Due Date: 4/3/2014

Complete Flash Cards for TCAP terms 1-25 (list is found in File Manager).  ALL FLASH CARDS MUST BE HAND WRITTEN.  There will be a quiz on 1-25 next class period.



Chapter 12, Section 3 Reading Guide
Due Date: 3/24/2014

Read Chapter 12, Section 3 and complete reading guide given out in class.  File can be downloaded in the File Manager section of this website.



Chapter 12, Section 1&2 Reading Guide
Due Date: 3/20/2014

Read Chapter 12, Section 1 & 2 and complete handout given in class.  We worked on the first part in class.  No PDF for this assignment.



US History - Chapter 11 Summary
Due Date: 3/18/2014

Students answer Prompt/Questions 1-22 on page 388-389.  Use RACE format when answering the questions.



The Factory System and the Lowell Girls
Due Date: 3/10/2014

Students take notes from the reading in class (pg 366-367) which go on page 61 of the Interactive Notebook.  They will also be given a set of primary sources related to women in the factories of the time period.  On page 62 of the Interactive Notebook, students should write either a letter home, poem, song, etc. that discusses their experiences as if they are one of the women working in the Lowell Mills or another factory.  Check the File Manager (Interactive Notebook tab) for a PDF of the handout of primary sources if you need a copy.



Crash Course History - Market Revolution
Due Date: 3/6/2014

Students will watch the Crash Course History #12 video posted on the Flipping the Class Page (or go to YouTube to view it). Take 1 page of Cornell Style notes for next class.



Corp of Discovery - Journal Entries
Due Date: 3/6/2014

Students write three separate journal entries as if they are members of the Corps of Discovery.  One should be from the beginning of the journey, another should be from the middle portion of the trip and the final should be from towards the end.  This should be the Student Response page (p60) in the Interactive Notebook.



Chapter 9, Section 2 Handout
Due Date: 2/20/2014

Students read pages 319-323 and answer guided reading page that can be found in the File Manager section.  This was begun in class.  Completed assignment will be attached to Interactive Notebook.



Washington's Firsts
Due Date: 2/17/2014

Assignment was explained in class, but directions can be found in the File Manager section of this teacher page.  Read Chapter 9, Section 1 (pg. 313-317) in order to complete assignment.



The Koreas Paper
Due Date: 2/14/2014

Students given guidelines and rubric in class.  Class time and time at home will be necessary.  See File Manager for copy of guidelines and rubric.



Bill of Rights
Due Date: 2/6/2014

We began this in class.  Any missing information can be found on Mr. Chamberlain's Flipping the Classroom section (that's where the PowerPoint is).  Remember that Amendments 1-5 go on page 43 and Amendments 6-10 go on page 45.  You are writing the Amendment number and the SUMMARY given in the PowerPoint.  Check the Interactive Notebook Table of Contents in my File Manager section to make sure you have everything.



Korean Map Questions
Due Date: 2/4/2014

Answer map questions begun in class.  Questions can be found in File Manager section of this site.



Korean Peninsula Map
Due Date: 1/28/2014

Complete the map of the Korean Peninsula found in my "File Manager" section.  Map was given out in class.



Constitution Presentation notes
Due Date: 1/28/2014

Complete the notes from the PowerPoint presentation on the Constitution.  To get the presentation, you should go to Mr. Chamberlain's page and find it in the "Flipping the Classroom" section.  Use the graphic organizer given in class to take notes.  This file can be found in my "File Manager" section.



Interactive Notebook - 7 Principles of Government
Due Date: 1/13/2014

Finish the Interactive Notebook pages that we began in class.  Updated Table of Contents is found in the File Manager section.  I modelled the process for taking the Cornell Notes in class.

Pg 33 - Cornell Notes on Principles 1-3

Pg 34 - Each Principle should be illustrated (student response page)

Pg 35 - Cornell Notes on Principles 4-7

Pg 35 - Each Principle should be illustrated (student response page)



UNIT 2 EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Due Date: 12/12/2013

The students will be given a Study Guide for the Exam.  The copy PROVIDED BY THE TEACHER will be the ONLY thing allowed to be used on the day of the Exam.



Creating the Constitution
Due Date: 12/9/2013

In class, we watched the video "Creating the Constitution," a film from the Annenburg Foundation, and answered questions that followed the video.  The video is posted in the "Video" section and the questions can be downloaded from the "File Manager" section.  The assignment is to put the answered questions on page 29 of your Interactive Notebook and write an "eyewitness" account on the Student Response page (30).  The account should be the full page and should include: what problems were being addressed at the Convention, a general description of the environment of the Convention and what came out of it (the Constitution) showing some detail.  There is also another video presentation of the Constitutional Convention just below the one from class on the Video section.  Watch it for a reinforcement of our Constitional Convention.



Articles of Confederation - Placemat
Due Date: 12/5/2013

Complete the placemat (found in the File Manager section) based on the reading from pages 235-239.  You could also use information from the flipped classroom video "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Articles of Confederation."



Articles of Confederation - Flipped Classroom
Due Date: 12/3/2013

Watch the video presentation on the Articles of Confederation and take a page of Cornell Notes that include the following topics (as explained on the video):  Federalism, Northwest Ordinance, Good-Bad-Ugly, Shays Rebellion.  This will go in your interactive notebook.  Video can be found in the "Videos" section of this website.



Eastern Europe Map Activity
Due Date: 12/3/2013

Students should complete the map activity on Eastern Europe that was given in class.  No electronic copy available



Declaration of Independence Questions
Due Date: 11/19/2013

Answer the questions found on page 188 that follow the reading of the Declaration of Independence.  These may have already been done in class - for homework if not finished in class.  Answers should be written in complete sentences.  The video of the reading of the Declaration of Independence can be seen in the "Videos" section of this webpage.



France and the Benelux Countries - Notes
Due Date: 11/18/2013

Copy the notes from the file in File Manager section



American Revolution Wiki
Due Date: 11/17/2013

Students create wiki pages on the "road" to the American Revolution.  Guidelines for project can be found in the File Manager section.



American Revolution: The Conflict Ignites
Due Date: 11/12/2013

The American Revolution:  The Conflict Ignites

Answer the questions / prompts that are found in the File Manager section



Chapter 6, Section 1 Guided Reading
Due Date: 11/7/2013

Students answer questions as they read Chapter 6, Section 1 (pg 157-159).  This assignment should have been completed in class.  Another copy of the guided reading can be found in the File Manager section.



Chapter 6 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Due Date: 11/7/2013

Students complete crossword puzzle (begun in class) based on guidelines given in class.  Extra copy of guidelines / words can be found in the File Manager section of this website.



Western Europe - Political Map
Due Date: 11/7/2013

Complete Western Europe Map given in class (can be found in File Manager section).  You are labeling the political map by number.



Europe Foldable
Due Date: 11/5/2013

Students complete the foldable on Europe that we have been working on in class.  There is a section that is my notes on Climate in the File Manager section.  Also, there is an outline for Resources in the same document (we began this in class).  That should be completed as well.



Latin America Map Test
Due Date: 10/30/2013

Reminder of the test on Latin America.  Homework map should be studied.  We reviewed in class previous to test.  Bring colored pencils to class (Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow and Purple).



Thirteen Colonies Map and Chapter 5, Section 3 Guided Reading
Due Date: 10/29/2013

Students complete both sides of Map and Guided Reading.  Download can be found in the File Manager in the Assignments link.



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Chapter 5, Section 1 foldable
Due Date: 10/15/2013

Students finish copying notes into their foldable (worked on in class for two days).  Look to the File Manager section of the website for notes on missing portion.



WRITTEN PORTION OF CHAPTER 3 TEST
Due Date: 9/30/2013

Questions given in class.  Papers must be neatly written or typed.  Guidelines are on the sheet given to students in class.  If lost, you can download another copy from the "File Manager" section of this website - look in "8th Grade Chapter Tests."  This MUST be completed to be turned in by the day of the test.  Late work is NOT ACCEPTED.



Canada Packet
Due Date: 9/30/2013

Packet will be completed mostly in class with a few assignments to be finished up at home if necessary.  Packet will be turned in on test day, Monday (9/30).  Packet follows along with a combination of in-class presentations and the book.  Packet can be reprinted by finding it in the File Manager section of this website.



Cornell Notes on the Southern Colonies
Due Date: 9/26/2013

Watch the video (podcast) on the Southern Colonies that is posted in the "videos" section of my website.  Take one (1) page of Cornell Notes on the Southern Colonies.  Remember to follow the guidelines for Cornell Notes.  The column on the right is for you to take notes as you go along with the presentation and the column on the left is for highlighted (key) points taken from the right hand side.  The left hand column should not be headings of what is on the right.  This will be page 19 of the Interactive Notebook.



Foldable for Middle Colonies
Due Date: 9/24/2013

Finish the foldable begun in class.  The foldable is broken down into "New Amsterdam," "Pennsylvania" and "Delaware and New Jersey."  On the inside of the flaps, you should have information from the readings from page 83-86.

Be prepared for a quiz on the section.



Government Diagram and Law
Due Date: 9/23/2013

On Monday, I will be collecting the Frayer Model for "free enterprise" that we completed in class.  For homework, you should finish the Triple Venn Diagram, about the 3 Branches of Government, that was begun in class using the chart on page 148 as a helpfull guide.  Remember that overlapping areas are where similarities should be indicated.  An outline is in the File Manager section.

Also, for Monday, write a proposed law that will be debated in class on Monday.  Law should be something reasonable like "the new voting age should be 13" and NOT something like "everyone should be required to wear hot pink pants on Thursdays."



foldable on New England Colonies
Due Date: 9/19/2013

Students should finish the foldable (panels 1-3) that was begun in class.  The inside panels are laid out as follows:

1 (Upper left) has the Puritas that was done in class.

2 (upper right) has Rhode Island (Roger Williams)

3 (lower left) should be split into three groups: Anne Hutchinson, New Hampshire and Connecticutt

4 (lower right) will be given to you in class



FDR / Bush Speech Paper
Due Date: 9/17/2013

Students choose between two speeches and make a case for their choice being the best at promoting nationalism, etc.  Guidelines given in class.  Only homework for those who do not finish in class.



MAP LABELING
Due Date: 9/16/2013

Label the map you got in class in two ways:

1.)  Write the 2-letter abbreviation in each state.  Example is to write "AL" where Alabama is on the map.  A helpful map can be found on page 121.

2.)  Color in the 4 regions of the United States.  There is a map of sorts on page 128-129 that shows the regions.  Color it as follows: YELLOW = West, RED = Midwest, GREEN = South, BLUE = Northeast

MAP (IF YOU LOST IT) CAN BE FOUND IN THE "FILE MANAGER" SECTION



Roll over from this week
Due Date: 9/16/2013

Redo the Interactive Notebook to be turned in on Monday for a Test grade.  We covered the expectations in class.  See my File Manager section if you need the table of contents for this.

Redo the Newscast on The Mayflower Compact and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.  Make sure to revisit Mr. Chamberlain's "Flipping the Classroom" for videos explaining this if you need questions answered. 



Mayflower Compact / Fundamental Orders Newscast
Due Date: 9/12/2013

Write transcript for a newscast or create a video newscast that explains how the Mayflower Compact and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (see pg. 74-75) did both of the following:

1)  Provided for self-government

2)  Laid the foundation for today's Republic (representative government in the US)

 

SEE MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S PAGE FOR AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON THIS ASSIGNMENT IN THE "FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM" SECTION OF HIS WEBPAGE



Mayflower Compact / Fundamental Orders
Due Date: 9/10/2013

Read pages 74-75 (Primary Sources - Mayflower Compact and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut) and answer the questions that are in the boxes in the margins of the readings.  There are 5 boxes.  Due next class meeting.



Text Reminders for History Class
Due Date: 9/3/2013

If you would like to receive text messages of important things going on in History Class, please send the text "@7a49f" to (865) 268-8901.  This will put you on the list for messages from me.  I do not believe you can respond to the text though.  If done by September 3rd (Tuesday), I will add extra credit to the first test.  Thanks.



Reminder 101 for Geography
Due Date: 9/3/2013

If you would like to receive text messages of important things going on in Geography Class, please send the text "@153a6" to (865) 268-8901.  This will put you on the list for messages from me.  I do not believe you can respond to the text though.  If done by September 3rd (Tuesday), I will add extra credit to the first test.  Thanks.



Slavery in the Americas
Due Date: 8/23/2013

View the link on Slavery in the Americas and take Cornell Notes on it.