Mr. Gigliotti's United States History | Social Studies | Parma Senior High School | Parma, Ohio
   

 
           
 


Your Journey Through U.S. History Starts Here!

So do you want to be an archeologist? 
 



LiveBinder Tabs & Assignments  LiveBinder Instructions (PDF)

 Primary vs. Secondary Source Activity: Leif Erickson 
 
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE sources of historical information to determine if
  they are primary or secondary sources. 

DUE THURSDAY 24TH

  Word file must be emailed to Mr. Gigliotti at:   
   gigliottip@parmacityschools.org 

   Subject line: Explorers


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  Building Your Own Colony Activity!
 Learning Target:
I can work with my group to PLAN and CREATE a new colony
  and ENSURE it's survival. 




Listen to the Golden Voice Talk About History!

 

  Why Study History? 

 

  The Age of Exploration

 

 



Download Presentations and Class Notes For This Section!

How do we study History?



Self Assessment Materials and Exit Slips


 
How well can you make history?

Learning Target: I can CONDUCT an historical interview and CREATE a primary source.   

Learning Target: I can CONTRIBUTE to writing a classroom Constitution.

Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY how historians discover new information about the past
and EXPLAIN why it's important to learn about the events in the past.








Make Up Tests and Quizzes







   

Important Announcements!

 

Welcome to United States History with Mr. Gigliotti. 

I am so excited to have each of you in my class this year!

Quiz this FRIDAY!  Be Sure to Use the Review Materials

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"We the students . . . have ordained and established this
Classroom Constitution to ensure the best possible classroom for all!"

If you have been absent, please check to see what work you are missing.


Topics and Assignments (All Dates Subject to Adjustment)

 

 Monday, August 21, 2017  

 

 Topic: Writing a classroom Constitution - What type of social contract do we need to be successful? 

    

 Today's Goal:  Today students will explore some timely facts about solar eclipses that have occurred in the

 past.  The majority of our class time however will be spent working in small groups to help write a "classroom

 constitution" for this school year in order to make every student successful!

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Watch the short video about the History of Solar Eclipses:  

 

       

 

      Tables 1 and 2  

 

 2.  Choose ONE person at your table to be your group's "scribe".  As a group, read the information about

      George Washington and the Eclipse of 1777.  Discuss the article with your group.    

     

      As a group, contribute to a group summary explaining why George Washington felt it necessary to

      thank the "Pennsylvania Council of Safety."  Have your scribe type your explanation in Word using Microsoft

      360 on their Chromebook.  Be prepared to discuss your group's answer with the class.  

 

      Your summary should begin with a statement such as: "During the American Revolution, George Washington

      felt it necessary to thank the Pennsylvania Council of Safety because  . . . . "

 

      Tables 3, 4, & 5

 

      Choose ONE person at your table to be your group's "scribe".  As a group, read the information about

      Columbus and the Eclipse of 1504 at the bottom of the page. Discuss the article with your group.    

     

      As a group, contribute to a group summary explaining how Christopher Columbus used his knowledge of the  

      eclipse to his advantage.  Have your scribe type your explanation in Word using Microsoft

      360 on their Chromebook.  Be prepared to discuss your group's answer with the class.  

 

      Your summary should begin with a statement such as: "Christopher Columbus used his knowledge of a solar

      eclipse to . . . "

    

 

 3.  From the beginning of civilization, every society  around the world has established a system of "laws."  Laws

      form the basis of an orderly society, provide safety for all citizens, and creates a system of equality for all. 

      With your group, make a list of at least 3 "laws" we should have in our classroom this year in order to

      create the best possible learning environment.  Have ONE student within your group, email Mr. Gigliotti your 

      list before the end of class. 

 

     Email your group's work to: gigliottip@parmacityschools.org

     Use the subject line: Classroom Constitution - and ALL of your names 

       

       
 
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 Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

 Topic: What is History? - How do we study history and why is it important to learn about the past?

 

 Today's Goal:  Students took time yesterday to discuss, debate, and agree upon some rules, guidelines, and

  expectations we should have in our classroom this year.  The class will go over the final Classroom Constitution

  TOMORROW :-).  Students will also begin working on the How do we study history lesson on their

  Chromebooks.  Each table will receive a different assignment so that they may contribute to our class discussion. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Mr. Gigliotti will assign your table an assignment: red, white, or blue.  Follow the directions and work with

      your group to complete the activity.  You will want to save your work as you go.  Be prepared to present what

      you have learned with the class.  Use the link below to access the assignment and resources. 

 

   How Do We Study History?
   Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY how historians discover new information about the past
   and EXPLAIN why it's important to learn about the events in the past.

 

 2.  Be prepared to discuss what you have learned with the class.   

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 Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 

 Topic: You are the Historian Activity! - Learning about famous explorers! 

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will complete their discussion of how we study history but working on a "Primary

  and Secondary Source Activity."  Students will be working in groups to determine if historical evidence they

 discover is either a primary or secondary source.  In the process, students will be learning about two famous

 explorers Lief Erikson and Christopher Columbus.   

 

  *Assignments:

 

 1.  Go over our student created Classroom Constitution! 

 

 2.  Complete a Primary vs. Secondary Source Activity

 

 Each table will be assigned the assignment below.  Students should work together to complete the

 assignment by downloading the digital worksheet and completing the assignment in Microsoft Word.   

 

 Primary vs. Secondary Source Activity: Leif Erickson 
 
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE sources of historical information to determine if they are
 primary or secondary sources. 

        

 When you have completed your assignment, email you final copy to Mr. Gigliotti.  Be sure to use the correct

 subject line below. 

 

  Email Address: gigliottip@parmacityschools.org

 

  Subject line: Primary and Secondary Source Activity

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

 Topic: You are the Historian Activity! - Learning about famous explorers! 

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will complete the Primary and Secondary Source Activity.  The class will go over

 all of the information.  We will also review for tomorrow's short quiz over this weeks materials.

   

 

 *Assignments:

 

 1.  Each table will complete the assignment below.  Students should work together to

      complete the assignment by downloading the digital worksheet and completing the assignment   

      in Microsoft Word.   

 

 Primary vs. Secondary Source Activity: Leif Erickson
 
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE sources of historical information to determine if they are
 primary or secondary sources. 
        

 When you have completed your assignment, email you final copy to Mr. Gigliotti.  Be sure to use the 

 correct subject line below. 

 

  Email Address: gigliottip@parmacityschools.org

 

  Subject line: Primary and Secondary Source Activity

 

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 Friday, August 25, 2017

 

 Topic: How do we study History? - Conclusion

 

 Today's Goal:  Today you will take your first quiz over the material we discussed throughout the week.  Please take your time, check your answers and submit your quiz.  Following the short quiz we will begin to discuss the concept of a "colony."  Students will be working collaboratively to create their own successful colony. 

 

  *Assignments:

 

 1.  Take 5 minutes to study your materials from the week.  Use the review materials.

 

 2.  Ace the "What is History Quiz!" (The link will go live when the test begins)

 

 3.  Work with your group to complete the: "Build your own colony activity.

 

 Building Your Own Colony Activity!
 
Learning Target: I can work with my group to PLAN and CREATE a new colony and 
 ENSURE it's survival. 

 

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