This week in social studies...

  • In this area you will see the lessons, activities, quizzes, etc. that we will be completing in class each week.  

  • Quizlet

    Please have your student log into Canvas and join my class on Quizlet.  They will have unlimited access to all practice quizzes. I will add one for each vocabulary quiz on the day we begin that chapter.  This is an excellent tool for preparation for our vocabulary quizzes.


     

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  • Welcome back for the 2022-2023 school year.  I am excited to start this year. Please be sure to check this site regularly for a glimpse at what we are doing each week.  A more detailed look at all assignments can be found by having your student use their LaunchPad to login to their Canvas account. Please be sure to check both of these sites to keep up with exactly what is going on in social studies.  I also encourage both parents and students to visit Student Progress Center often to check on grades.

    I can't wait to get this great year started!!


    Note: Please scroll down to see the most current information.  I do not remove anything previously posted so that any week may be referenced.

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  • August 15-19, 2022

    8/15
    -Complete procedures practice Bell Ringer.
    -Key Geography Terms + Interesting Facts about North America
    -Discuss map features specifically using a world map. Use Classroom Atlas to look at a Political and Physical Map.
    -Identify and discuss key features.

    8/16
    -Complete procedures practice Bell Ringer.
    -Unit 1 Pre-Test
    -North America Map Skills practice (individually completed)
     
    8/17
    -Complete procedures practice Bell Ringer.
    -Colonies vocab chart – We combined chapters 3 and 4 on the chart.  Students will be introduced to the new vocabulary words. The teacher will model how to answer the first 2 vocab definitions and write a sentence using each term.  The students are to begin working on the vocab chart and continue working tomorrow on the chart using their textbook.  Homework check on sentences will be Tuesday. Colonies quiz will be on 8/24/22.

    8/18
    -Bell Ringer – Give students time to complete then review, and review classroom procedures.

    - Colonies Vocab Chart - complete vocabulary chart from Ppt making sure to include extra facts from class discussion of each term. QUIZ- 8/24

    Colonial Vocabulary Quizlet- https://quizlet.com/_8ktwki?x=1jqt&i=133t81

    8/19

    -Bell Ringer - Give students time to complete then review, and review classroom procedures.

    -Brain pop video: Regions of the 13 Colonies (7:51 minutes)

    -Complete chart of the Colonial Regions using a PowerPoint and discuss. 

    -Review the 13 Colonies Map on the back of this page and color code each region.


     

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  • August 22-26, 2022

    8/22/22

    -Bell Ringer and classwork check on extra facts on vocabulary chart.

    -Complete Jamestown Micro-Q (DBQ Project) Document C (HW check tomorrow).

    8/23/22

    -Bell Ringer - Give students time to complete then review.

    -Review Document C as a class.

    -Political Cartoon 6-Tobacco Becomes Gold in the South- guide students through proper analysis of a political cartoon. They will then answer the questions on the back of the page.  We will review all answers.

    8/24/22 

    -Bell Ringer- Give students time to complete then review.

    -Colonies Vocabulary Quiz - Complete quiz using Edulastic, if possible.

    -Explain LEAP Coach Sheet procedures.

    8/25/22

    -Bell Ringer- Give students time to complete then review.

    -Chapter 5 Vocabulary Chart – Students will complete using PPT and add in extra facts from discussion.

    *Please have your student log into Canvas and join my class on Quizlet.  They will have unlimited access to all practice quizzes. I will add one for each vocabulary quiz on the day we begin that chapter.

    8/26/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Finish any remaining terms on Ch. 5 Vocabulary Chart. QUIZ-8/31

    -Watch Fast Facts about the Proclamation of 1763 (3 min) This is a link on the packet page.

    http://www.viewpure.com/HKNTBHmWOyA?start=0&end=0

    -Begin Ch. 5 Power point notes


     

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  • August 29-September 2, 2022

    8/29/22

    -Bell Ringer and classwork check on extra facts.

    -Students pick-up LEAP Coach Sheet 1 if they did not get one last week- due Friday.

    -Finish Chapter 5 notes.

    -Receive and begin working on packet “Why Did the Colonies Declare Independence?”.

     

    8/30/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Complete packet “Why Did the Colonies Declare Independence?”.

    -Begin discussing answers.

     

    8/31/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Chapter 5 Vocabulary Quiz (Edulastic)

    -Finish discussing answers.

     

    9/1/22

    -Bell Ringer (timeline practice) and Coach Sheet Pre-Check

    -Complete Chapter 5 Timeline and turn in. GRADE


    9/2/22

    -Bell Ringer, turn-in LEAP Coach Sheet 1, and receive LEAP Coach Sheet 2

    -Complete Timeline if necessary.

    -Pass back graded paper

    -Set-up Step Book (This takes a while)


     

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  • September 5-9, 2022

    9/5/22-Labor Day no school

     

    9/6/22

    - Bell Ringer

    - Complete Step Book Project Research Handout, “Events Leading to the American Revolution” (Project will be due on 9/15) and review answers

     

    9/7/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Give time to finish Step book handout then review answers

    -Brain Pop – Causes of the American Revolution (Students may want to take notes on this for help in their step-book).

    -Explain Causes of the American Step- Book Project using the rubric and Menu of Options questions.

     

    9/8/22

    -Bell Ringer and Coach Sheet Pre-Check

    -Answer any student questions about the Step Book Project and begin working on this project.  Due 9/15.

     

    9/9/22

    -Bell Ringer/Political cartoon join or die and hand in LEAP Coach Sheet 2

    -Complete Colonies and Ch. 5 Study Guide (Quiz 9/14)  This is earned by completing all classwork assignments.

    -Videos – Britain We are Never Getting Back Together & It is Too Late to Apologize (optional and time permitting)

    -Continue working on Step Book.

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  • September 12-16, 2022

    9/12/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach Sheet 3 will be assigned on Edulastic.

    -Continue working on Step Book. **Remind students not to forget about Part 2- Menu of Options Questions. 

     

    9/13/22

    -Bell Ringer/ Political cartoon join or die

    -Last full day to work on Step Book Project in class.

    -Early finishers may study for tomorrow’s quiz or work on LEAP Coach 3.

     

    9/14/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Colonies and Ch. 5 Quiz (Edulastic)

    -Begin working on Ch. 6 Vocabulary Chart HW- include 5 extra facts QUIZ 9/22

     

    9/15/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Complete Ch. 6 Vocabulary Chart HW- include 5 extra facts QUIZ 9/22 
    This will be a classwork check tomorrow.

     

    9/16/22

    -Bell Ringer and Coach Sheet 3 is due (shut-off at 7:15 AM)

    -CW check on vocabulary and 5 facts.

    -Turn in Step Book project  

    -Review vocab. terms using PPT

    -Begin Ch. 6 Notes

     


     

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  • September 19-23, 2022

    9/19/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach Sheet 4 will be assigned

    -Classwork check on 5 extra facts.

    -Complete Ch. 6 notes

    -Hand out Ch. 6 Comprehension Questions

     

    9/20/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Partner work/divide up and complete Ch. 6 Comprehension Questions. Students have their portion classwork checked when completed.

    -Begin working on Ch. 6 Timeline

                           

    9/21/22 
    -Bell Ringer

    -Review answers for Ch. 6 Comprehension Questions.

    -Finish and hand-in Ch. 6 Timeline

    -Hand out Ch. 6 Study guide (Quiz on 9/29)

     

    9/22/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Ch. 6 Vocabulary Quiz (Edulastic)

    -Complete Ch. 6 Study Guide

     

    9/23/22
    -Bell Ringer and Coach Sheet 4 is due (shut-off at 7:15 AM).

    -Review answers to Ch. 6 Study Guide.

    -Explain Writing Task (Patriots versus Loyalists)

          **Remember to use format PPT slide, review sources, and remind about citing information indirectly


     

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  • September 26-29, 2022  

    9/26/22
    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach Sheet 5 will be assigned in Edulastic

    - Video – “Paul Revere and the Minutemen”

    -Complete Writing Task

     

    9/27/22
    -Bell Ringer (Stamp Act Political Cartoon)

    - Work on rephrasing the Declaration of Independence activity.

     

    9/28/22
    -Bell Ringer

    -Complete rephrasing the Declaration of Independence activity.  Be ready to share tomorrow.

    -Create battle cards (5W’s)- choose battle and answer the 5 W’s about the given battle on the lined side of the index card and illustrate the battle on the blank side of the card.

     

    9/29/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Chapter 6 Quiz (Edulastic)

    -Discuss answers to rephrasing the Declaration of Independence activity.

     

    9/30/22

    -Bell Ringer Quiz and Coach Sheet 5 is due (shut-off at 7:15 AM).

    -Give Unit 2 Pre-Test (Edulastic)

    -Begin Ch.7 Vocabulary Chart (Unit 2)


     

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  • October 3-7, 2022

    10/3/22

    -Bell Ringer and assign LEAP Coach 6 in Edulastic

    -Complete Ch. 7 Vocabulary Chart. Five extra facts will be checked tomorrow. QUIZ-10/17

     

    10/4/22

    -Bell Ringer – Political Cartoon 12

    -Review vocabulary terms. Quizlet is in Canvas

    -Begin Ch. 7 Notes

     

    10/5/22

    -Bell Ringer and classwork check on vocabulary chart

    -Continue notes

     

    10/6/22

    -Bell Ringer                                                      

    -Complete Ch. 7 Notes, if necessary, use PowerPoint handout.

    -Complete Ch. 7 Comprehension Questions

     

    10/7/22

    -Bell Ringer Quiz

    -LEAP Coach 6 will turn-off at 7:15 AM.

    -Check answers on Ch. 7 Comprehension Questions using key. This will happen when you show completed work.

    -Begin Ch. 7 Study Guide (Quiz will be on 10/25)


     

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  • October 17-21,2022

    10/17/22 -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 7 will be assigned in Edulastic

    -Chapter 7 Vocabulary Quiz

    -Review answers to Ch. 7 Study Guide.

    -Finish Shays’ Rebellion: Five Ws Activity

     

    10/18/22 -Bell Ringer

    -Discuss Shays’ Rebellion: Five Ws Activity

    -Begin Constitution Through Compromise along with notes and text will be used to complete The New National Government Graphic Organizer (Scope & Sequence Activity)

     

    10/19/22 -Bell Ringer

    -Complete and discuss The New National Government Graphic Organizer.

     

    10/20/22 -Bell Ringer

    -Complete Ch. 7 Timeline

     

    10/21/22 -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 7 will turn-off at 7:15 AM

    -look at the Preamble and decode its meaning.- Our goal is to breakdown the preamble into modern day language.

    -define the six goals in Your own words.

    -Discuss Preamble Activity- partner share their answers and then discuss as a class


     

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  • October 24-28, 2022

    10/24/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach Sheet 8 is assigned in Edulastic

    -Complete Ch. 8 Vocabulary Chart – Students will write five extra facts from class discussion of terms. (Quiz 11/2)

     

    10/25/22

    -Bell Ringer 

    -Ch. 7 Quiz

     

    10/26/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Finish Ch. 8 Vocabulary Chart.

    -Video – School House Rocks – The Preamble

     

    10/27/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Hw check on vocabulary facts

    -Begin Ch. 8 Notes

    - Begin Ch. 8 Comprehension Questions

    - Brain pop Video: U.S. Constitution

     

    10/28/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 8 will cut-off at 7:15am.

    -Complete Ch. 8 Notes

    -Complete Ch. 8 Comprehension Questions


     

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  • October 31-November 4, 2022

    10/31/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach Sheet 9 is assigned in Edulastic

    -Complete Chapter 8 Timeline

     

    11/1/22

    - Bell Ringer

    -First attempt at State and Capitals Set A Quiz (3 attempts will be given).

    - Seven Principles of the United States Constitution Activity (PPT and notes page)

    - Vocab Review Paragraph

     

    11/2/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Ch. 8 Vocabulary Quiz

    -Check the Comprehension Questions.

    -Begin Ch. 8 Study Guide Quiz-11/10

     

    11/3/22

    - Bell Ringer

    -View video “Bill of Rights Hand Game” and students do hand motions as a group.

    -Read and discuss the Bill of Rights on pages 232-233 while completing the Bill of Rights Reference Sheet.

    -Show Quizlet with scenarios and have students come up with their own original scenario.

    -Work on Study Guide

     

    11/4/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Bill of Rights Political Cartoon Activity Explanation

    -Show examples of political cartoons and explain the purpose and features of them.

    -Students will choose which amendment 1- 10 they would like for their cartoon to focus on.

    - Most of this activity will be completed at home. Students do not need their textbook for this activity; therefore, it will be due on 11/16


     

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  • November 7-11, 2022

    11/7/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 10 is in Edulastic *(assigned last Thursday) 

    - Finish explaining Bill of Rights Political Cartoon.

    - Work on Bill of Rights Political Cartoon

     

    11/8/21- Election Day- No School

     

    11/9/22 

    -Bell Ringer 

    ­-Final class workday on the Bill of Rights Political Cartoon

     

    11/10/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 10 will cut-off at 7:15am.

    -Quiz on Chapter 8

    -Hand back graded papers.

     

    11/11/22- Veteran’s Day- No School


     

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  • November 14-18, 2022

    11/14/22

    - Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 11 is assigned in Edulastic

    - Complete Unit 2 Post Test Study Guide(shoulder partner work) and review as a class.

    - Begin DBQ Project- “How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

         -Hook Activity- students will be grouped for answering and then class discussion.

         -Background Essay- “How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

     

    11/15/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Bill of Rights Scenario Activity
         Students are grouped and will identify which amendments real-life scenarios are challenging.  They will present their findings to a partner and then will discuss and debate as a class.  Exit tickets will be used to assess today’s learning.

     

    11/16/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Turn in Political Cartoons

    -DBQ Project- “How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

         -Document A- Federalism

         -Document B- Separation of Powers

         -Document C- Checks & Balances

         -Document D- Small vs. Large States

    -Discuss proper analysis of the documents.

         -Explain next week’s activity (Final Product is due 12/2)

    -Practice analyzing a document with the class.

    -Work on Documents A and B.

     

    11/17/22

    -Bell Ringer
    -States and Capitals Quiz attempt 2.

    - DBQ Project- “How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

         -Finish and review Document A and B.

     

    11/18/22

    -Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 11 will cut-off at 7:15am.

    - DBQ Project- “How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

        - Work on Documents C and D and review answers.
    -Thanksgiving Activity


     

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  • November 28-December 2, 2022

    11/28/22

    - Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 12 is assigned in Edulastic

    -Review Documents A-D

    -DBQ Project- “How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”

         - Explain and begin writing task and give students Writing Task Format and Checklist.
            It will be due 12/2/22.

     

    11/29/22

    - Bell Ringer

    -Complete Unit 2 Post-Test

    -Continue working on final product.

    **DBQ Final Product is due Friday, 12/2/22.

     

    11/30/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Complete Unit 3 Pre-Test (15 minutes allotted)

    -Last class work day on final product from “How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny” DBQ project – due Friday

     

    12/1/22

    -Bell Ringer

    -Work on Ch. 9 Vocabulary Chart together using PPT and discussion (Quiz on 12/8)

     

    12/2/21

    - Bell Ringer and LEAP Coach 12 will cut-off at 7:15AM
    -Turn in final product from “How Does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny” DBQ project

    - Complete Ch. 9 Notes


     

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