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  • February 24-28

    West African Empires Areas of Focus

    If it doesn't help answer these questions, don't highlight it.

    1.  In chronological order, when did the three main West African Empires exist and in what areas?

    2.  What were the main things that were traded between the African Empires and the Muslim traders?

    3.  Why were those things what got traded the most?

    4.  How did Arab Muslims change the culture of the West African Empires?

     5. Why were slaves traded so much along the trade routes?

    6. What is Silent Barter and how did it work?

    M- New Poem, HOW TO: Highlight Text, READ and Highlight p1 of Text Packet

    HW- READ and Highlight p1 of Text Packet

    T- Review p1, Life in the Desert, READ and Highlight p2-3 Ancient Ghana

    HW- READ and Highlight p2-3 Ancient Ghana

    W- Review p2-3 Ghana, READ p4-6  Mali  Highlight

    HW- READ p4-6  Mali  Highlight

    R- Review p4-6 Mali, READ p7-8  Songhay, 

    HW- READ p7-8  Songhay

    F- Review p7-8 Songhay, READ p9-10  Slave Trade, Silent Barter  Highlight

    HW- READ p9-10  Slave Trade, Silent Barter  Highlight

    Look Ahead- TEST Ch 11 TUESDAY

    Yes, this is a really fast chapter.

     

  • February 17-21

    M- NO School- Presidents Day

    T- Complete Ch 10 Sec 3 Review

    HW- Test Ch 10 Wednesday

    W-  Ch 10 Test

    HW- NONE

    R- Finish Ch 10 Test

    HW- NONE

    F- Video- Empire of Faith: Islam

    HW- NONE

  • February 10-14

    M- Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 through the end p299 (Include Focus on Bedouin Life)

    HW- Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 through the end p299 (Include Focus on Bedouin Life)

    T-  Ch 10 Sec 2  Review In Class

    HW- None

    W- Complete Ch 10 Sec 2 Review in class

    HW- None

    R READ all of Ch 10 Sec 3.  Complete Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 3 ALL

    HW- READ all of Ch 10 Sec 3.  Complete Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 3 ALL

    F- Ch 10 Sec 3 Review in class

    HW- None

    Look Ahead-  Ch 10 Test Wednesday, 2/19

    • February 3-7

      M-  Review Ch 10 Sec 1 in class

      HW- NONE

      T-   Review Ch 10 Sec 1 in class

      HW- NONE

      W- READ Ch 10 Sec 2,  Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 p292-295 Stop at Red Title Muslim Belief

      HW- READ Ch 10 Sec 2,  Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 p292-295 Stop at Red Title Muslim Belief

      R- Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 through the end p299 (Include Focus on Bedouin Life)  No School- ICE

      HW- Complete Traditional Outline notes Sec 2 through the end p299 (Include Focus on Bedouin Life)

      F-  Ch 10 Sec 2  Review In Class  No School- ICE

      HW- None

       

      • January 27-31

        M- Review Packet

        HW-  Ch 9 TEST Friday

        T-  Ch 9 Test 

        HW-  None

        W-  Ch 10 PRE Test,  Ch 10 Vocab Activity Snowflakes -Due Fri

        HW- Vocab Act Snowflakes -Due Fri

        R-  How to: Traditional Outline Notes, READ Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289, Complete Traditional Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-285 Due Mon

        HW- READ Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289, Complete Traditional Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-285 Due Mon, Vocab Act Snowflakes -Due Fri

        F- Vocab Act Snowflakes -Due Fri READ Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289, Complete Traditional Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289 Due Mon  

        HW- READ Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289, Complete Traditional Outline Notes Ch 10 Sec 1 p284-289 Due Mon,

      • January 20-24

        M- NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

        T- READ Ch 9 Sec 3 p270-276, Complete Sec 3 Graphic Organizer. Due Thur  

        HW-  READ Ch 9 Sec 3 p270-276, Complete Sec 3 Graphic Organizer.   DUE Thur              

        W-  READ Ch 9 Sec 3 p270-276 p.  Complete Sec 3 Graphic Organizer.   Due Thur

        HW-  READ Ch 9 Sec 3270-276 p.  Complete Sec 3 Graphic Organizer.   

        R-  Ch 9 Sec 3 Graphic Organizer Due, Watch Ch 9 Sec 3 Videos By Monday

        HW- Watch Ch 9 Sec 3 Videos By Monday

        F- Watch Ch 9 Sec 3 Videos By Monday

        HW- Watch Ch 9 Sec 3 Videos By Monday

        Ch 9 TEST Tuesday 1/28  Can take early if ready.

         

        • January 13-17

          M- READ Ch 9 Sec 2 p259-265, Complete Graphic Organizer Notes p 259-261-Due Wed

          HW- READ Ch 9 Sec 2 p259-265, Complete Graphic Organizer Notes p 259-261-Due Wed

          T- Complete Graphic Organizer Notes p 259-265-Due Wed, Watch Videos Ch 9 Sec 2 By Thurs

          HW- Complete Graphic Organizer Notes p 259-265-Due Wed, Watch Videos Ch 9 Sec 2 By Thurs

          W- Check Graphic Organizer Sec 2,  Watch Videos Ch 9 Sec 2 By Thurs

          HW- Watch Videos Ch 9 Sec 2 By Thurs

          R- Watch Videos Ch 9 Sec 2,  READ Ch 9 Sec 3 p 270-276

          HW- READ Ch 9 Sec 2 p270-276 Due Mon

          F- NO SCHOOL- TEACHER INSERVICE

          Ch 9 TEST Tuesday 1/28  Can take early if ready.

          • January 6-10

            M-  Ch 9 Pretest, Vocabulary Activity

            Coloring Map DUE FRIDAY 1/10

                   HOW TO: Coloring Map-  Pick up a map of the Roman Empire in class.  Pick three colors (blue is a good choice for water, the other two are completely up to you).  Write your words and definitions straight across the page.  If you are writing in the water area on the map, use blue, when you cross a line, change to the appropriate color so that you are coloring the map using the words in the correct color.  reuse words and definitions to completely color the page.  Option- some people like to use a pen or marker to write, then fill in the background with crayon or colored pencil.  It makes a nice effect.

            HW- Complete Coloring Map- Due Friday 1/11

            T-  How to: Graphic Organizer Notes.  READ Ch 9 Sec 1.  Create Ch 9 Sec 1 p252-253 Graphic Organizer

            HW-  READ Ch 9 Sec 1.  Create Ch 9 Sec 1 p252-253 Graphic Organizer  Due Thur.  Ch 9 Vocab Act- Coloring Map Due Fri

            W-READ Ch 9 Sec 1.  Create Ch 9 Sec 1 p254-258 Graphic Organizer

            HW-  READ Ch 9 Sec 1.  Create Ch 9 Sec 1 p254-258 Graphic Organizer  Due Thur. Ch 9 Vocab Act- Coloring Map Due Fri

            R- Complete Ch 9 Sec 1 Graphic Organizers.  Check Ch 9 Sec 1 Graphic Organizers.  Watch Videos for Ch 9

            HW-  Watch Videos for Ch 9 Sec .1 Ch 9 Vocab Act- Coloring Map Due Fri

             

          • December 23- January 3

            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

            M Dec 30- W Jan 1-  Break

            R- Aqueduct Challenge Work Day

            HW- None

            F- Aqueduct Challenge Testing, Virtual Reality Roman/Greek Tour in Mrs. Rodman's Room

            HW- None

            • December 17-21

              M- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test Wednesday,  What can you use to build a model aqueduct?

              T- Aqueduct Challenge

              HW-  Ch 8 TEST Wednesday- No essay- No sticky note 

              W- Ch 8 TEST No essay- No sticky note

              HW-  What could you use to finish your aqueduct?

              R- Finish Aqueduct Challenge

              HW- None

              F-  Test Aqueducts if needed, Vive Activity

              HW- None

            • Dec 9-14

              M- Complete Review CH 8 Sec 1, Begin Review Ch 8 Sec 2

              HW- Complete Complete Review Questions p 246 Key Terms, Target Reading Skill, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b Due Tues

              T- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test Wednesday

              W- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test NEXT Wednesday

              W- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test Wednesday,  What can you use to build a model aqueduct?

              R- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test Wednesday,  What can you use to build a model aqueduct?

              F- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

              HW- Test Wednesday,  What can you use to build a model aqueduct?

            • December 2-6

              M- Mr Lewis Engineering and Technology Activity

              HW-  Review Google Form

              T- Mr Lewis- Review

              HW-  Review Google Form

              W- Quiz- Mr Lewis's Roman Unit

              HW- READ Ch 8 Sec 1 p228-235

              R- READ Ch 8 Sec 1  Complete Review Questions p235 (Key Terms, Comprehension and Critical Thinking 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) 

              HW- Complete Review Questions p235 (Key Terms, Comprehension and Critical Thinking 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) 

              F- Review Ch 8 Sec 1 Work with group to make the world's greatest answer.

              HW-  None 

            • Nov 25-29

              M- Mr. Lewis- Shark Tank Activity

              HW- Prep for your Shark Tank Presentation

              T-   Shark Tank Presentation

              HW- None

              W- F -  No School

              Happy Thanksgiving

            • Roman Key Ideas

              Romans hated the Etruscan king and wanted to run their own government more equally

              Romans admired Greek Democracy===> Republic is the result   NO KINGS!

              Patricians vs. Plebeians   (rich vs. poor)

              Rich people thought they should run things

              Common people wanted equal rights

              Trade and travel is essential to grow and maintain countries.  Roads and ports

              Arches and concrete allowed Romans to build huge, impressive structures

              Republic form of government originated in Rome

                         Choose representatives to make decisions.  Good for large countries.

              Roman law influenced American law.  

                          Common laws for all.  Make them public knowledge.

              Five Good Emperors expanded Roman territory

              Bad Emperors were corrupt- more concerned with power and wealth than the people

              Diocletian split the empire to make it easier to rule

              Constantine won a civil war to take over the whole thing

              Constantine moved the capital to Constantinople

              West fell apart because of Germanic invasions.

              East stood strong and becomes the Byzantine Empire

              Three classes of Romans- 1.  Patricians 2. Plebeians 3. Slaves

              Men had to register for the census to be counted as citizens

                               - claimed women, children and slaves 

              Paterfamilias- head of household, oldest male, made or approved all decisions

              Christianity began in Judea during Augustus's rule

                   1. Accept Jesus as Son of God  2.Golden Rule  3. Eternity in Heaven

              Christians were blamed for almost all problems in the Empire before Constantine

              The Romans then spread Christianity to those they took over or befriended

              Cost-Benefit of Economic and Business decisions for Roman building projects 

              • November 18-22

                M- Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos)  You may take the Ch 7 Test if you are ready.

                HW-  Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday

                T-  Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos)  You may take the Ch 7 Test if you are ready.

                HW- Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos)

                W- Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos) You may take the Ch 7 Test if you are ready.

                HW-  Ch 7 Test Thursday 

                 You may have ONE note card or sticky note with PREWRITING for your essays.  DON'T try to write entire essays on  there. 

                R-  Ch 7 Test

                HW-  None

                F-  Mr Lewis starts his unit

                HW-  Up to Mr. Lewis

                 

              • November 11-15

                M-  LT Poem,  Quiz Ch 7 Sec 1READ Ch 7 Sec 2 p 206-213, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p206-209 Due Wednesday

                HW-  Complete Annotated Picture Notes p206-209 Due Wednesday

                T- Watch Videos p 206-209, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p 210-213 Due Thursday

                HW- Complete Annotated Picture Notes p 210-213 Due Thursday

                W- Watch Videos p 210-213, QUIZ Ch 7 Sec 2 

                HW- Watch Videos p 210-213

                R-  READ Ch 7 Sec 3 p 216-222  Complete Annotated Picture notes p216-219

                HW-  READ Ch 7 Sec 3 p 216-222  Complete Annotated Picture notes p216-219 Due Fri

                F-   READ Ch 7 Sec 3 p216-222 Complete Annotated Picture notes p216-218 Watch Videos for Ch 7 Sec 3 Due Mon

                HW- Complete Annotated Picture notes p219-222 Watch Videos for Ch 7 Sec 3 Due Mon

                Ch 7 Test Thursday 11/21-  You can choose to take the test earlier if you are ready

                Fall of Greece BIG IDEAS

                1.  Alexander the Great took Greek culture and ideas (Hellenism) to the world.  (It still affects you.)

                2.  Euclid invented the way you learn and understand geometry

                3.  Archimedes used simple machines to make life easier

              • November 4-8

                M-  Ch 7 Pre-Test,  Put together SLC Script/Folders

                HW- None

                T- Vocabulary Activity Ch 7- Torn Turkeys

                HW- Complete Torn Turkeys Due Monday

                T-  New LT Poem, How To: Annotated Picture Notes, READ Ch 7 Sec 1, Ch 7 Sec 1 Annotated Picture Notes p198-199

                HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p198-199 Annotated Pic Notes for Tuesday   Complete Torn Turkeys Due Monday

                W- Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p198-199, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p200-201 Due Thurs

                HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p200-201 Annotated Pic Notes for Wednesday   Complete Torn Turkeys Due Monday

                R-  Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p200-201, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p202-203 Due Fri

                HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p202-203 Annotated Pic Notes for Friday   Complete Torn Turkeys Due Monday

                F- Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p202-203, READ Ch 7 Sec 2 p206-213 Complete Annotated Picture Notes p206-209 Due Mon

                HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 2 p206-209 Annotated Pic Notes for Monday   Complete Torn Turkeys Due Monday

              • October 28-November 1

                M-F  Camp Nuhop

                • October 21-25

                  M-  Financial Literacy Guest Speaker

                  HW-   Complete your Ch 6 Test in HB

                  T-  Financial Literacy Guest Speaker

                  HW-   Complete your Ch 6 Test in HB

                   W- Financial Literacy Guest Speaker

                  HW-  Complete your Ch 6 Test in HB

                  R- Financial Literacy Guest Speaker

                  HW- None

                  F- Financial Literacy Guest Speaker

                  HW- 

                  PACK FOR CAMP

                  See you in the weight room on Monday morning.

                • October 14-18

                  M- READ Ch 6 Sec 2 ALL,  Complete Summary Notes p180-183

                  HW- Complete Summary Notes p180-183

                  T-  Complete Summary Notes p184-188

                  HW- Complete Summary Notes p184-188

                  W- Start review of Sec 2

                  HW- None

                  R- Review Sec 2 Continued

                  HW- Ch 6 Test next week

                  F- Review Sec 2 Continued

                  HW- Ch 6 Test Next week

                  Next week, October 21-25, we will have a guest speaker from the OSU Extension Office teaching you about Financial Life Skills.  This means we we do not have time in class to take the test.  You will need to take it during Home Base.

                   

                • October 7-11

                  M-  How to Make Summary Notes

                  HW-  Complete Summary Notes CH 6 Sec 1 p168-171

                  T-  Complete Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1 p172-175 (Include  p173 Temple of Artemis)

                  HW-  Complete Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1 p172-175 (Include  p173 Temple of Artemis)

                  W- Review Ch 6 Sec 1

                  HW- None

                  R- Review Ch 6 Sec 1

                  HW- None

                  F- Finish Review Ch 6 Sec,  READ Ch 6 Sec 2

                  HW- READ Ch 6 Sec 2 

                  How to make summaries.  READ  first, then :

                  1.  Look at one titled section at a time 

                  2. Write the title as a heading.  (You can use color if that works for you.) (For the first page, there is not title.  Label it "Introduction")

                  3.  Pick out the most important ideas. 

                  4.  Write them in your own words. 

                  5. You need at least 2 sentences but no more than half the number of sentences you read to summarize.  A good rule of thumb is at least one sentence per paragraph. 

                  6.  Always write the vocabulary and definitions in the section (They don't count as a summary sentence.)

                  Look at "Ch 6 Summaries Blank" below for an example.

                  Rise of Greece BIG IDEAS

                  1.  Ancient Greece was centered around the Aegean Sea- all travel, trade, and life was centered there

                  2. Democracy was developed in Greece-  One Man=One Vote

                  3. Greece Influenced Rome

                  4.  Both Greece and Rome influenced the USA- culture, art, writing, architecture, philosophy, and government

                • September 30- October 4

                  M- My Digital Plan, A difficult thing to hear

                  HW-  None

                  T-  Digital Media Post Test, SS Pretest,  Ch 6 Pretest

                  HW- None

                  W-  LT Poem, Tracking, Vocabulary Activity: Pumpkin Patch  Due Fri

                  HW- Vocabulary Activity: Pumpkin Patch  Due Fri

                  R- How to READ, Not Just read. READ Ch 6 Sec 1,  

                  HW-   READ Ch 6 Sec , Vocabulary Activity: Pumpkin Patch  Due Fri

                  F-   Vocabulary Activity: Pumpkin Patch  Due,  How To: Summary Notes   Complete: Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1

                  HW- Complete Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1

                • September 23-27

                  M-  Improving Online Searches- Google Hacks Presentations

                       HW- None

                  T- What is your digital purpose?

                       HW-  None

                  W-  Internet Use and Safety-  Online Scams-  Detecting Scams Worksheet Due Thursday

                        HW-  Detecting Scams Worksheet Due Thursday

                  R-  Detecting Scams Worksheet Due

                   What is your Digital Plan?

                         HW-  None

                  F-  A difficult thing to hear.

                          HW-  None

                          

                  • September 16-20

                    M-  Complete Values Activity:  Due Tuesday

                    HW- Common Sense Media- Online Games- ALL 8 Due Monday 9/23,   

                            Complete Values Activity:  Due Tuesday

                    T-  Internet Use and Safety Continued-  Digital Life 101- Common Sense Media:  What is your digital life like right now?

                    HW-  Write a simile or metaphor comparing your digital life to something.  Create a simple 8.5x11 poster that illustrates your digital life including your metaphor or simile.  Due Friday   

                             Common Sense Media- Online Games- ALL 8 Due Monday 9/23

                    W-  Internet Use and Safety Continued-  Strategic Searching

                    HW- Create a simple 8.5x11 poster that illustrates your digital life including your metaphor or simile.  Due Friday 

                     Common Sense Media- Online Games- ALL 8 Due Monday 9/23

                    F-Your Digital Life Metaphor Poster DUE

                    Online Purpose?  What do you do online and why?

                    HW- Common Sense Media- Online Games- ALL 8 Due Monday 9/23

                     

                  • September 9-13

                    M- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Pretest

                    HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                    T- Choose final room arrangement,  Place students

                    Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Games- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                    HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                    W- September 11 Commemoration 

                    HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                     R-  September 11 Q&A

                    HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                    F- Internet Use and Safety-  Values

                    HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Friday 9/20

                    Complete means Game Score= 85%, Progress Score= 90%

                      Take a screen shot, print your certificate page, or take a picture of what you completed to make sure you have a record of what you complete.  This website recognizes your username and your location.  If you work at school then at home, it sees that as two different users.  

                     

                  • September 2-6

                    M-  No School: Labor Day

                    T- How does SS class work?  Diplomacy Activity- Arrange Our Room

                    HW-  Sign and return one copy of Classroom Expectations by Friday

                    W- Diplomacy Activity 

                    HW-  None

                    R- Diplomacy Activity- Where do I sit?

                    HW- None

                    F-   Choosing a classroom arrangement. 

                          Internet Use and Safety Pre-Test

                    HW-  None