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Welcome Back to school!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

 Topic: Welcome to United States History - Everyone has a story!

 

 Today's Goal:  Welcome to your first day of United States History.  Today we will meet some remarkable people

 from the past and share their fascinating stories with the class!   

 

  *Assignments:

 

 Please use the links below to complete the "About Your Child Survey" (Due Friday, August 18) 

 

 Welcome Parents Letter and About Your Child Assignment

        

 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

 

 Topic: Welcome to United States History  - Historical Investigation: "What is your story?"

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will begin to learn how historians discover facts about the past. Students will be

 conducting historical interviews with a classmate in order to discover some fun and interesting facts about their 

 classmates.  

 

   *Assignments:

 

   With a partner, please conduct a historical interview by completing the handout below: 

    What is your story?  Historical Interview Activity 

 

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 Friday, August 18, 2017

 

 Topic: Chromebook Distribution! - The first step in creating our digital classroom!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will be given their shinny new Chromebook for use in class this year.  Please be sure you have your AUP agreement signed by your parents or guardians. 

 

 

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 a few minutes to complete and go over the:

       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. 

 

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

 

 3.  Ace the "What is History Quiz!" 

 

 Have a great weekend!

 

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Monday, August 28, 2017  

 

 *Greetings High Quality students!  I am sorry that I am unable to be with you today.  Please behave

  for the sub and complete the assignments listed below.  We will begin the presentations during the

  second half of class tomorrow.   

 

 Topic: Building your own colony assignment   - What type of settlement will your group create? 

    

 Today's Goal:  Today students will begin to learn about the concept of "colonies."  A "colony" is a group of

 people who are settled in a distant land but who are still governed and connected to their homeland.  Students

 will be working together to complete an assignment in which they must create their own colony.  Each group will

 present their colony to the class on Tuesday. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Take two minutes to watch the short "What is a Colony" Video. 

 

      

 

 2.  Participate in a class discussion about the video and our hypothetical Mars Colony.   

 

 

 3.  Each table should now work together to complete the:

 

       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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 Tuesday, August 29, 2017

 

 Topic: Building your own colony activity - What type of settlement will your group create?

 

 Today's Goal:  Students should work to complete their Building your own colony activity today with their group. 

 Each group will present their colony to the class during the second part of class today. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

  1.  Each table should now work together to complete the:

 

       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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 Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

 Topic: What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? - Solve the age old mystery!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will learn about England's first attempt at a an English colony in North

 America.  In 1587, 117 English men and women left their homes in England and built a settlement off the coast of

 what is now North Carolina known as Roanoke.  Just a few years later, all of the settlers, as well as their

 buildings, had vanished!  Complete the assignment below to help find out the truth about what happened to the

 Lost Colony of Roanoke!   

 

  *Assignments:

 

 1.  With your group, present your colony Slides presentation to the class. 

 

 2.  Discovering the Lost Colony Of Roanoke
      Learning Target:
I can RESEARCH facts about the Lost Colony of Roanoke to DETERMINE
      what happened to the lost colony.

 

 

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

 Topic: What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? - Solve the age old mystery!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will begin learning about how to use their digital Social Studies binder.  Students

  should follow directions and begin completing the LiveBinder Practice activity below. 

   

*Assignments:

 

 1.  With your group, present your colony Slides presentation to the class. 

 

 2.  Discovering the Lost Colony Of Roanoke
      Learning Target:
I can RESEARCH facts about the Lost Colony of Roanoke to DETERMINE
      what happened to the lost colony.

 

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 Friday, September 1, 2017

 

 Topic: Getting Started With Your Digital Binder

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students should complete their practice LiveBinder activities.  The class will go over the

 information about the Lost Colony of Roanoke and the Columbian Exchange. 

 

 

*Assignments:

 

 1.  Mr. Gigliotti will be going over some very important information about your digital Social Studies

      binder.  Mr. G will also be providing you with information about how to login to your account. 

 

 2.  With the guidance of Mr. G, complete the LiveBinder Practice Activity below:   

 

     LiveBinder Practice Activity
      Learning Target: I can CREATE a LiveBinder to showcase my Social Studies achievements.

 

 

  Have a great 3 day weekend!

 

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Monday, September 4, 2017  

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 Topic: Labor Day - No School

 

  

    

 Today's Goal:  Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 No homework or activities!

 
 
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 Tuesday, September 5, 2017

 

 Topic: Getting Started With Your Digital Binder - The Lost Colony of Roanoke and the Columbian Exchange

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students should complete their practice LiveBinder activities.  The class will go over the

 information about the Lost Colony of Roanoke and the Columbian Exchange.

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

  1.  Log into your LiveBinder account we created last week. 

 

  2.  Complete parts 5, 6, 7, & 8 of the white assignment in your LiveBinder tab 

 

       LiveBinder Practice Activity
      Learning Target: I can CREATE a LiveBinder to showcase my Social Studies achievements.

 

 

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 Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

 Topic: What Is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown- Can you unravel the mystery?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will work together to unravel the Jamestown Mystery.  Jamestown was the first

 successful colony set up by the English.  However during its first 20 years, over 80% of the people who went

 there died!  The king has chosen you and your group to solve this mystery. 

 

  *Assignments:

 

 1.  With your group, follow the directions to complete the assignment below.  Every student will need to complete

      the work in their LiveBinder. 

 

 The Jamestown Mystery
 
Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died using
 clues and primary sources.

 

 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

 Topic: What Is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown? - Looking at the evidence

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will continue to work together to unravel the Jamestown Mystery.  Jamestown was the first successful colony set up by the English.  However during its first 20 years, over 80% of the people who went there died!  The king has chosen you and your group to solve this mystery.  Today we will be examining the clues.  

   

*Assignments:

 

 1.  With your group, follow the directions to complete the assignment below.  Every student will need to complete

      the work in their LiveBinder. 

 

    The Jamestown Mystery
 
   Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died using
    clues and primary sources.

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 Friday, September 8, 2017

 

 Topic: What Is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown? - conclusion

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will continue to work on the Jamestown Mystery.  Students will be writing a final hypothesis and a letter to the king.  The class will go over the exciting conclusion of the mystery today after we write our letters to the king!

 

*Assignments:

 

1.  With your group, follow the directions to complete the assignment below.  Every student will need to

     complete the work in their LiveBinder. 

 

    The Jamestown Mystery
 
   Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died 

    using clues and primary sources.

 

Monday, September 11, 2017  

 

 Patriot's Day! 

 

  

   

 Topic: Meet the Pilgrims! - Ever wonder why we celebrate Thanksgiving?

 

 Today's Goal:  In just a few weeks you will be sitting down to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast with

 your friends and family.  Have you ever wondered why Americans enjoy getting together on Turkey day

 to eat and watch football?  Today we will begin to learn how that tradition began by learning more about

 a famous group of people in American History known as the Pilgrims!  Students should complete at least

 Part 1 today in class.

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  A moment to reflect on the events of 9-11-01

 

2.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 1 in your LiveBinder.  If there is time

     you may also begin working on parts 3 and 4. 

 

     The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving
    Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my Thanksgiving

    dinner this year.

 
 
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 Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

 Topic: Meet the Pilgrims - Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students should complete at least parts 2 and 3 of the Pilgrim activity in class. 

  We will be going over all of the information as a class.  Students who do not finish this assignment

 should complete it for homework.

 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 1 in your LiveBinder.  If there is time

     you may also begin working on parts 3 and 4. 

 

     The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving
    Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my Thanksgiving

    dinner this year.

 

 

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 Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 

 Topic: Let's Have some Puritan Fun!- What was life like for a teenager in Colonial America?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will learn about the Puritans.  The Puritans were one of the earliest groups

 to come to America for religious freedom.  Students should complete part 1 of the activity in class today. 

 We will be going over part 1 as a class. 

 

  *Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 1 in your LiveBinder.

 

     Puritan Fun!
     Learning Target: I can ANALYZE what it would have been like to have been a teenagers in
     Puritan Society. 

 

 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

 

 Topic: Early English Colonies Review Activity - Getting Ready for the quiz

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will complete several review activities for tomorrow's quiz. 

   

*Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the Early English Colonies Review Activity .  The activity will open    

     in PowerPoint.  Students will be given time to move the words from the word bank into the correct

     colony's column.

 

    Download the Early English Colonies Review Activity 

 

 

2.  Review for tomorrow's quiz using the review materials

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 Friday, September 15, 2017

 

 Topic: Quiz Day and Colonial Geography - Happy Friday!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will be given some time to review for the Early English colonies quiz. 

 Students will then take the quiz and begin working on the 13 Colonies Geography activity. 

 

*Assignments:

1.  Review for tomorrow's quiz using the review materials

 

2.  Ace the Early English Colonies Quiz!

 

3.  Learn about the most famous event in Puritan History: The Salem Witch Trials 

 

     

 

4. Discuss how a feeling of "hysteria" can effect a society.  Has something like the Salem Witch Trials ever

    happened since?  Could it happen again?

 

5.  Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 18, 2017  

 

   

 Topic: Colonial Geography - Find your way around the 13 Colonies!

 

 Today's Goal:  This week students will be introduced to the 13 English colonies that eventually become the

 United States of America.  Before learning about why each colony was founded and what it was like to live in

 those colonies, it is important for students to be able to locate each colony on a map.  Maps are much like

 graphic organizers.  They take abstract concepts and place them into an easily interpreted image.  Complete

 the assignment below to learn more about Colonial Geography! 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Today you should complete parts 1, 2, and 3 of the 13 Colonies Geography assignment below in your

     LiveBinder.  You will only have one day in class to complete these parts so please work vigorously. 

 

      The 13 English Colonies Geography Activities
      Learning Target: I can LOCATE important locations found throughout the 13 colonies.

 

2.  As a class, help identify locations in the 13 Colonies! 
 
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 Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

 Topic: Let's Play Musical Colonies! - The New England Colonies

 

 Today's Goal:  Get ready to rock out with some of your favorite English colonies!  Today we will be learning

 about why each of the New England Colonies were founded.  Students will complete a chart and then

 summarize what they have learned in their LiveBinder textbox. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 1 of the assignment in the digital

     worksheet and in your LiveBinder. 

 

  Let's Play Some Musical Colonies!
  Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY and SUMMARIZE characteristics of each of the original 13 
  colonies.

 

2.  The class will present their summaries to the class. 

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 Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

 Topic: Let's Play Musical Colonies - The Middle Colonies

 

 Today's Goal:  We will be rocking out to the Middle Colonies today!  Today we will be learning

 about why each of the Middle Colonies were founded.  Students will complete a chart and then

 summarize what they have learned in their LiveBinder textbox. 

 

 

Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 2 of the assignment in the digital

     worksheet and in your LiveBinder. 

 

  Let's Play Some Musical Colonies!
  Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY and SUMMARIZE characteristics of each of the original 13 
  colonies.

 

2.  The class will present their summaries to the class. 

 

 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Topic: Let's Play Musical Colonies - The Southern Colonies

 

 Today's Goal:  We will be rocking out to the Middle Colonies today!  Today we will be learning

 about why each of the Middle Colonies were founded.  Students will complete a chart and then

 summarize what they have learned in their LiveBinder textbox. 

 

 

Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 2 of the assignment in the digital

     worksheet and in your LiveBinder. 

 

  Let's Play Some Musical Colonies!
  Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY and SUMMARIZE characteristics of each of the original 13 
  colonies.

 

2.  Complete ALL three paragraphs in your LiveBinder.  You can use my Colonial Regions chart for extra help.

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 Friday, September 22, 2017

 

 Topic: Life in the 13 Colonies - Colonial Trades!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will explore job opportunities in Colonial America.  Students should complete part 2 on the Life in the 13 Colonies assignment below.  You will only have today's class to complete this activity. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Periods:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Part 2 of the assignment in the digital

     worksheet and in your LiveBinder. 

 

  Life in the 13 English Colonies
  Learning Target: I can EVALUATE which colonial region I would like to live in if I was a teenager
  living in Colonial America.

 

2.  The class will present their summaries to the class.


Monday, September 25, 2017  

 

   

 Topic: Heat Day - Stay Cool

 

 Today's Goal:  Stay cool!

 


 
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 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

 Topic: Heat Day - No School

 

 Today's Goal:  Stay cool!

 

 

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 Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

 

 Topic: Slavery in the Colonies - Why did slavery begin in America?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be learning about the difficult topic of slavery.  We will be going over how

 and why slavery began in America. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  The class will watch the Introduction to slavery video below:

 

    

 

2.  Today you should complete part 1 of the blue assignment below in your LiveBinder.  You will only have

    one day in class to complete these parts so please work vigorously. 

 

       Slavery in the 13 English Colonies
       Learning Target:  I can IMAGINE what the Middle Passage must have been like for enslaved
       Africans on their way to Colonial America.

 

2.  The class will go over Part 1 and the start of slavery in America. 

 

 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

 Topic: Colonial Economics - Mercantilism

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be looking at how the American colonies made money for England through a

 system of controlled trade.  

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete Parts 1 & 3 of the blue assignment in your

     LiveBinder.  You will only have one day in class to complete the assignment so please work vigorously. 

 

     Economics in the 13 Colonies
   
Learning Target: I can ROLE Play various roles in the Colonial American economy.

 

2.  The class will go over the concept of Mercantilism.

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 Friday, September 29, 2017

 

 Topic: Democracy in the Colonies - How did examples of democracy in the colonies lead to our system of

 government today?

 

 Today's Goal:  The United States is the oldest democracy in the world.  Our tradition of freedom, rights,

 and civic participation dates back to Colonial America.  Today we will be looking at example of democracy in

 the 13 colonies. 

 

 

Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete parts 1, 2, and 3 of the assignment in the digital

     worksheet and in your LiveBinder. 

 

  Democracy in the 13 Colonies 
  Learning Target: I can ANALYZE how democratic practices in Colonial America led to our
  modern American democracy.



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Colonial America LiveBinder - Due September 29, 2017

  Tab #1: Learning Targets
 
  Tab #2: The Jamestown Mystery  (should be completed by 9/8)

  Tab #3: The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving (Part 1 - white)

  Tab #4: Puritan Fun! (Part 1 only - white)

  
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  Tab #5: The 13 English Colonies Geography Activities (Parts 1, 2, & 3 white)

  Tab #6: Let's Play Some Musical Colonies! (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

  Tab #7: Life in the 13 English Colonies (Part 2 - white)
               * 7th and 8th periods are excused from this assignment

  Tab #8: Slavery in the 13 English Colonies
(Part 1 - Blue)

  Tab #9:
Economics in the 13 Colonies   (Part 1 & 3 Blue)

  Tab #10:
Democracy in the 13 Colonies   (Parts 1, 2, & 3 Blue)
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***Colonial America Test NEXT TUESDAY OCTOBER 3!***

 Study, Study, Study!!!  Colonial Regions chart  and the

Quizlet Digital Flash Cards and Games

 

LiveBinder Tabs 5-10 will be graded this Friday.  Be sure these assignments have been completed.  Use the LiveBinder self assessment

tool to help you assess your work. 


 Monday, October 2, 2017  

 

 Topic: Review and Competition Day - Review for the test and complete any unfinished work

 

 Today's Goal:  We Today we will be reviewing for the Colonial America Test.  Students will also have time

 to complete any uncompleted work in their binders.  Binder pages 5-10 will be graded on Friday and must 

 be completed.  Please check the LiveBinder self assessment to be sure all your work is complete. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Complete any incomplete assignments in your Colonial America LiveBinder.  You can use the

     LiveBinder self assessment to be sure your work is completed.  Mr. G will be grading Tabs 5-10 on 

     Friday.  Each assignment is work 20 points. 

 

2.  Take some time to study for tomorrow test using either of the following resources:

 

     1. Colonial Regions chart     

 

     2. Quizlet Digital Flash Cards and Games

 


 
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 Tuesday, October 3, 2017

 

 Topic: Colonial America Quiz - LiveBinder Self Assessment and Quiz Day

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will complete a LiveBinder self assessment.  They will then be given time to

 study for today's test.  Before the end of the period, all students will take the Colonial America test. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE the LiveBinder self assessment.  You will received 20 points for

     taking time to complete this activity.

 

2.  Take some time to study for the test using either of the following resources:

 

     1. Colonial Regions chart     

 

     2. Quizlet Digital Flash Cards and Games

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3.  Ace the Colonial America quiz!

 

 

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 Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 

 

 Topic: Let's Research and Present a "BIG QUESTION" - Why do nations go to war?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will begin a new unit called The American Revolution.  In order to better 

 understand many of the topics we will be covering in this unit, students will be collaborating, researching,

 and presenting  their discoveries about the BIG QUESTION: "Why do nation's go to war?"

 

**Did you miss the quiz yesterday?** Colonial America quiz

 

**Need some extra points after taking the test?  Complete the

 Colonial American Test Enhancement Activity to earn an additional 20 points on your test.    (DUE by FRIDAY OCT 6)

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1. Be sure to choose your roles within your group.  (Recorder, Researchers, & Presenters) 

 

2.  Real BIG Question Group Activity!    Today's BIG Question: Why do nations go to war?

 

3.  Complete the Have you learned from History? exit slip!

 

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

 Topic: The French and Indian War - Predicting the Outcome of the French and Indian War

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be examining resources to determine the outcome of the French and Indian

 War.  We will also be previewing the content by completing and advanced organizer.

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Today, you should complete parts 1 and 2 of the white

      assignment in your LiveBinder. 

 

  The French and Indian War Begins!
  Learning Target: I can ANALYZE why England and France fought a series of war for control of
  North America before 1763.

 

 2. The class will go over the information in the activity including the French and Indian War maps. 

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 Friday, October 6, 2017

 

 Topic: The French and Indian War Begins - How did George Washington start a world war?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students should complete parts 3 and 4 of the French and Indian War Begins activity. 

 We will be going over how George Washington's actions near the Ohio River led to a world war between

 England and France!

 

 

Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Complete part 3 of the assignment in your   

     LiveBinder. 

 

  The French and Indian War Begins!
  Learning Target: I can ANALYZE why England and France fought a series of war for control of
  North America before 1763.

 

2. The class will go over the events which led to the French and Indian War (Seven Years War)

 

3.  Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 9, 2017  

 

 Topic: The French and Indian War - The French and Indian War Begins Review

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be going over the French and Indian War Begins Activity.  Students will have

 time following the discussion to begin working on the French and Indian War assignment. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1. The class will go over the information in the French and Indian War begins activity. 

 

 2.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Today, you should have completed parts 1, 2, and 3

      (white) of the  French and Indian War begins assignment in your LiveBinder.  You should also begin

      working on the French and Indian War activity (parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 of the white activity). 

 

  The French and Indian War Begins!
  Learning Target: I can ANALYZE why England and France fought a series of war for control of
  North America before 1763.

 

   The French and Indian War 
   Learning Target: I can DETERMINE how the results of the French and Indian War led to the  

   start of the American Revolution.

 

 2. The class will go over the information in the activity including the French and Indian War maps.


 
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 Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

 Topic: The French and Indian War - Battles and Results

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students should work on completing the French and Indian War activity.  The class

 will be going over parts of the activity together in class.

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  You should complete the French and Indian War activity

     (parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 of the white activity). 

 

 

  The French and Indian War 
   Learning Target: I can DETERMINE how the results of the French and Indian War led to the  

   start of the American Revolution.

 

 2. The class will go over the information.

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 Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

 

 Topic: French and Indian War - Review

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we complete any missing parts of the French and Indian War activities.  We will also

 be reviewing for tomorrow's French and Indian War Quiz. 

 

  

1.  Click on the link below to access the assignments.  Complete any missing parts of these assignments. 

 

  The French and Indian War Begins!
  Learning Target: I can ANALYZE why England and France fought a series of war for control of
  North America before 1763.

 

   The French and Indian War 
   Learning Target: I can DETERMINE how the results of the French and Indian War led to the  

   start of the American Revolution.

 

2.  Review for the French and Indian War quiz by writing a question for the answers below.  You can use a

    google doc or Word document.  Quiz a friend when you have completed the assignment. 

 

   Answers:

 

   England vs. France

 

  Control of North America

 

  Seven Years War

 

  George Washington 

 

  Ohio River

 

  Pittsburg   

 

  Fort Necessity

 

  Albany Plan

 

  Ben Franklin

 

  William Pitt

 

  Battle of Quebec

 

  "We do not need England anymore" 

 

  Treaty of Paris 

 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

 Topic: The French and Indian War - Quiz day

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will be given sometime to review for the quiz using the questions they

 created yesterday.  Students will then take the quiz.  If time permits, we will begin thinking about the

 "Patriot's Pen" essay. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Complete the French and Indian War assignments and review for the French and Indian War

quiz digital flash cards and games.

 

 2. Ace the French and Indian War quiz

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 Friday, October 13, 2017

 

 Topic: No School - Enjoy your weekend!

 

 Today's Goal:  Enjoy your weekend. 

 

 

Today's Assignments:

 

 Have a great weekend!


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