Monday, November 19: We completed the 13 Colonies Spreadsheet on W. 44-45 (see documents page if absent). Students then used the accompanying packet (also on documents page) to complete the Colonial Economy assignment on W. 48-49. Then we read BotR.
Due: BotR 15-17
In Class: W. 44-45, 48-49
Homework: Read BotR 18-20
Wednesday, November 21: Class began with a quiz on BotR Chp. 15-20. We then finished our Explorer Simulation. If time, students also had a chance to finish W. 48-49.
Due: BotR 18-20
In Class: Quiz, W. 48-49
Homework: Current Event #3
Tuesday, November 13: Students wrote a DBQ Paragraph on W. 41 using W. 40 as the document. We then watched the Jamestown video we scored. Then we read BotR.
Due: Current Event #2, BotR 9-11
In Class: W. 41
Homework: Read BotR 12-14
Thursday, November 15: Class began with a quiz on BotR 9-14. We then took notes on Colonial Regions on W. 46-47 (see documents page if absent). Then we labeled the 13 Colonies Map on Ref C in the workbook, naming the colonies and coloring the regions. Then we read BotR.
Due: BotR 12-14
In Class: W. 46-47, Ref C, Quiz
Homework: Read BotR 15-17
Monday, November 5: Students completed W. 39, choosing songs to represent the events of Jamestown. The class voted on their favorites. We then read Blood on the River chp. 7-8
Due: BotR Chp. 3-4 read
In Class. W. 39, BotR chp. 5-6
Homework: BotR chp. 5-6 read
Wednesday, November 7: We took notes on Plymouth colony on W. 37. (Click here to access the Prezi). We then read Blood on the River, chapter 7-8. If time, we continued our explorer experience.
Due: BotR 5-6 Read, Current Event #1
In Class: Notes W. 37, BotR 7-8
Homework: Read BotR Chp. 7-8
Friday, November 9: First we took a quiz on Blood on the River Chp. 1-8. Then we watched the first part of episode one of America: The Story of Us. We answered the questions on W. 42 as we watched (if absent, see Ms. Nay to watch the video or receive an alternate assignment. We then completed the explorer experience and began to read chp. 9-11 of BotR.
Due: Workbook, BotR 7-8 Read
In Class: W. 42, BotR 9-11
Homework: Finish BotR 9-11, Current Event #2
Tuesday, October 30: Students took notes on Roanoke on W. 36 (Click here for Prezi). Students then completed W. 35 with their theory on what happened at Roanoke. A3 also read chp. 3-4 of Blood on the River.
Due: Current Event #1
In Class: W. 35-36
Homework: Final retakes until Thursday
Thursday, November 1: Students took notes on W. 36-37 on Jamestown (Click here for Prezi). They then completed the Jamestown Interactive (Click here for link). They then completed W. 38. We then read Blood on the River.
In Class: W. 36-37 (Jamestown), W. 38
Homework: Read BotR chp. 5-6
Monday, October 22: Today we continued our explorer simulation. We also did a little review for the test on Friday.
In Class: Explorer Journal (W. 20-22)
Homework: Missing work/extra credit
Wednesday, October 24: Today we reviewed for the final next class. We also continued our explorer experience.
In Class: Final Review
Homework: Study for Final; all work for term 1 due Monday
Friday, October 26: The quarter final test was today. If absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP to take the test (the deadline for make-ups/retakes is next Thursday). Students then received a copy of the novel Blood on the River and we read chapters 1 & 2.
In Class: Quarter Final Test
Homework: All work due Monday! Read Chp. 1-2 of Blood on the River if not completed in class
Tuesday, October 2: Students took notes on W. 24-25, Spain Builds an Empire (PowerPoint on Documents page if absent). They then participated in the first round of Pit to better understand mercantilism.
Due: Current Event #4
In Class: W. 24-25
Homework: Community Experience
Thursday, October 4: Students took notes on W. 26-28, Spain Builds an Empire (PowerPoint on Documents page if absent). They then participated in the second and third rounds of Pit to better understand mercantilism.
Due: Workbook, Community Experience
In Class: W. 26-28
Monday, September 24: Students participated in the first episode of the explorer simulation. After, students completed W. 19 about the events of the day. If absent, discuss with a teammate what happened, and summarize it on your page. Students then prepared for the trial. Lawyers met with witnesses to discuss strategies. The trial will take place next class.
In Class: W. 19
Homework: Trial Prep
Wednesday, September 26: Today was our Columbus trial. Students participated as lawyers, witnesses, judges, and jury members. If absent, please type one page (11-12 point font, double spaced) explaining why Columbus was a good or bad guy (or in the middle) and why. Be sure to use evidence to support your claim!
In Class: Trial Participation (opinion paper if absent)
Friday, September 28: Students wrote a small explanation of their experience in the trial. They then completed 30-31 using explorer trading cards. If absent, see Ms. Nay for the information. Lastly, they created their own explorer trading card.
Due: Community Experience
In Class: Trial Response, W. 24-28 Notes
Homework: Current Event #4
Tuesday, September 18: Today we took notes on the "3 G's of Exploration" on W. 17. If absent, see Ms. Nay or a peer for the notes. Ms. Nay then told the story of Christopher Columbus. If absent, it's recommended that you do a little research on Christopher Columbus' journey. Lastly, roles were assigned for the Columbus Trial, which will take place next week. Students are to read through the information for their assigned role. If absent, you will receive your role when you return.
Due: Workbook, Current Event #3
In Class: W. 17
Homework: Trial Prep
Thursday, September 20: We learned about mercantilism today. As a class we read W. 18. Students wrote a DBQ paragraph based on the quote on this page. The question is:
"According to Columbus, what was Hispaniola like?"
Next, students played PIT, with the rules gradually changed to better understand the concept of mercantilism.
In Class: Mercantilism DBQ Paragraph
Homework: Trial Prep
Monday, September 10: Students took notes on W. 14 about Pre-Columbian Europe (PowerPoint on Documents page if absent). Next, each "team" chose a country and captain for our sea voyage simulation. If time, students caught up on the physical map.
Due: Physical Map (Ref B)
In Class: W. 14, (Aztec DBQ Paragraph due today if not turned in last class)
Wednesday, September 12: Today we had a brief discussion on 9/11 and students were able to ask questions they might have about the events of that day. We then reviewed for the midterm test next class. If time, we finished the Pre-Columbian Europe PowerPoint and notes on W. 14.
In Class: Review
Homework: Study for midterm test
Friday, September 14: Today students took their midterm test. If absent, please come to a lab ASAP to make this up. We then discussed the three main reasons for European exploration, taking notes on W. 17. If absent, see a peer or Ms. Nay for the notes.
In Class: Midterm Test, W. 17 Notes
Tuesday, September 4: Students were assigned a region to research on W. 10-11, completing it using the in class textbook. They then met with others who researched the same tribe/region and created a simple poster to teach about it. They then continued labeling and coloring the physical features map on Ref B of the workbook (list of physical features to label on documents page).
Due: Workbook, Current Event #2
In Class: Tribe Poster, Ref B Labeled
Homework: Tribe Poster complete and ready for presentation
Thursday, September 6: Students completed W. 10-11 by viewing each group's posters. If absent, check out a textbook from Ms. Nay to complete W. 10-11. We then discussed how to write a DBQ Paragraph. We looked at W. 9, analyzing the image as a class. We then went over the DBQ Paragraph Rubric on Ref D, discussing the expectation. Next, students wrote their own paragraph answering the following question and using the document on W. 9: "Based on the picture, how do we know the Aztec were an advanced civilization?" To end, students labeled the physical features map on Ref B, using the list found on the Documents page. The features must also be colored.
In Class: W. 10-11, Aztec DBQ Paragraph, Physical map on Ref B
Homework: Finish physical map (list found on documents page)