Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 (Brummel, Evans, Tanner, Gilpin, Lavin, E. Martin, Watkins, Amburgey, I. Cooper, Hill, Beasley, Laswell, T. Martin, Raisor)
Do Tuesday;s warmup and turn in to period tray.
Completed the natural resources slide poster and students shared with me or with Google Classroom.
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 (Burdine, Tanner, Gilpin, Lavin, Amburgey, I. Cooper, Laswell, Littrell, T. Martin, Raisor)
Do the Monday warmup on new weekly sheet
Answer the questions on your national resource. Questions were due today. Most groups started their poster/slide today. It will be due at the end of class tomorrow.
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 (Dabney, Courtney, E. Miller, Winkfield, I. Cooper, Hill, Southworth, A. Cooper, Richardson, Walton)
Turn in weekly warmup sheet
Chose energy resource to research. Can choose any of the following: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Wood, Oil, coal, Nuclear, Natural gas, Tidal.
You will be working with a partner to compile information for a slide/poster on the energy source.
1. What is Disney hoping to do by buying 21st Century and sinking $52 million into Fox Network?
2. Who will benefit by the repeal of an FCC regulation on net neutrality.
3. Why is Google Lunar X sponsoring a prize for companies to invent ways to explore space and the moon?
4. Why is Israel competing in the lunar contest?
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 (A. Cooper, Richardson, Webster, Hill, Cardwell, E. Miller, Brummel)
Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet
Turn in 3.8 article paragraph on Europe’s Baby Crisis (Google Classroom or written)
Class centered on brainstorming energy sources and classifying them as renewable and nonrenewable. We did not finish talking about the sorting in any of the classes.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 (Osher, Winkfield, A. Cooper, Richardson)
Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet
Took 4.3.2 Population Pyramids Test 2017-2018 on Quia from Google Classroom. 1 extended response was added.
Homework – Google Classroom. Complete the 3.8 paragraph (Instructions are on the assignment) for the article dealing with Europe’s Population Crisis>
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 (Boone, Delahanty, Parzyszek, Gilpin, Thacker, A. Cooper, Richardson)
Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet
Finished presenting group country pyramids and turned in pyramids to period tray.
Did Kahoot! review in each class for the weekly test tomorrow on Population Pyramids.
Homework – Review (Practice) test on Google Classroom (Quia). Score 70 percent or better and get 10 points extra on the test tomorrow.
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 (Parzyszek, Gilpin, E. Martin, Mullins, Osher, Denny, A. Cooper, Richardson)
Do Monday warmup on new weekly sheet
Spent class finishing the labeling of the 4-country population pyramids, answering analyzing questions, and presenting pyramids to the rest of the class. Only 1st hour completed all presentations. 3rd hour missing the last two, and there were no presentations 4th and 6th.
Homework – Finish the pyramids, labels and questions.
Demographic Data for Population Pyramid Construction – analyzing questions on page 5.
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 (Spears, Mefford, Sikorski, Penrod, Rose, A. Cooper, T. Martin, Philpot)
Turn in weekly warmup to period tray.
On completed population pyramid of the assigned country, cut and paste the slips where they belong on your pyramid. Be sure you locate the slip near the bottom if it contains birth demographics, for example. Some slips will not be used because they don’t describe your country’s demographics.
Google Classroom has demographics for the 4 countries, a grid that you can print and an example of how to start your construction of the pyramid.
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 (Osher, Sikorski, Burkhead, R. Keith, A. Cooper, T. Martin, Philpot)
Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet
Completed notes from powerpoint (linked below or on my webpage)
Each student was assigned one of 4 countries and received demographic data for age cohorts. They also received a grid on which to display the data. We filled out the data for the axes and I modeled how to locate percentage lines and how to estimate decimal units between whole numbers.
This construction of a population pyramid is due tomorrow.
gridpaper – for construction of pyramid
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 (Grice, Cox, Gilpin, Sikorski, Philpot)
Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet
Took notes on previously handed-out population pyramids note page. Will finish tomorrow.
Handed in homework from Green Booklet pp. 74-76 questions.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 (Sikorski, A. Cooper, Philpot, Walton)
Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet.
Go to Google Classroom and do the Population Pyramids Green Booklet assignment for homework.
Began note taking on Population Pyramids
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 (Biles, Hamm, Sikorski, A. Cooper)
Do warmup on new weekly sheet
Completed the sharing of city articles from the graphic organizer. Handed in graphic organizer to tray.
Took the Formal Formative
Students could take redo of Population Density Weekly Test. Link is linked on the Dec. 4 web entry
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 (Dowdell, Wettlaufer, AlMimar, Hudson, Alba, Brickhouse, A. Cooper, Sewell)
Turn in weekly warmup sheet
Took weekly quiz on Population and Sprawl (4.3.1). See Me to take. It is paper and pencil from Google Drive.
1st, 4th, 6th – 1-1/2 more rotations of 2-stray-2-stay with Non-Fiction Graphic Organizer on your assigned city.
3rd – Finished 1 rotation.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 (A. Cooper, AlMimar, Fetters, Mullins, Winkfield, Brummel, Grice, Wettlaufer)
Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet
Did Checkup #2 on population density from PPT questions
Read one of four articles (Barcelona, Renwick, Anchorage and London) and filled out a graphic organizer. We will do 2-stray, 2-stay tomorrow. Articles are on Google Classroom.
Population Density PPT 2017-2018 – Check ups 1 and 2 on PPT
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 (Grice, Beasley, A. Cooper, Ford)
Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet
Did 5 question checkup about Population density (viewed on PPT) and turned in.
Filled out Settlement Patterns note sheet for the 3 types of settlements and the three arrangements.
Read on Google Classroom the Article about Urbanization and then responded to Causes and Effects (2 each) on the Settlement Patterns sheet.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 (Burdine, Grice, Rose, A. Cooper, Raisor, Richardson)
Do Tuesday warmup
Learned about population density (powerpoint is linked on website). Figured the population of the classroom using the sheet linked on the website. It was homework, too.
Monday. Nov. 27, 2017 (Burdine, Grice, Rose, H. Brown, A Cooper, Nieves-Hood, Richardson)
Do Monday’s warmup on new weekly sheet
Each class finished the question wrapup on “Aftermath: Population Overload” and turned in their sheets.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 (Burdine, Fetters, Osher, Winkfield, Crume, A. Cooper, T. Martin, Morgan, Walton)
Turned in weekly warmup sheet
Watched “Aftermath: Population Overload and took notes and answered questions. 1st hour did not finish.
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 (Brummel, Burdine, Osher, Alba, A. Cooper, Morgan, Nickels, Walton)
Do Monday warmup including the article about the eagle on pages 8-9 on ELA Week 3 on Google Classroom.
We began a new unit on Population by asking whether you thought the world had too many people right now. That was the first question on a video worksheet called “Aftermath: Population Overload.” The page is linked below. We saw about 18 minutes in each class.
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 (Courtney, Gilpin, Hash, Sikorski, Winkfield, C. White, Edwards, Littrell, Richardson)
Watched CNN 10 and turned in weekly warmup.
Completed Unit 2 test by either taking multiple choice or extended response.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 (Francis, Courtney, Richardson)
Complete Thursday warmup
Unit 2 Test multiple choice and extended response. Just did extended response in 4th and 6th hours.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 (Dowdell, Evans, Francis, Richardson)
Do warmup on weekly sheet
Reviewed for Unit 2 Test on Culture and Immigration with “Fan N Pick” and “Kahoot!”.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 (Evans, Courtney, Jeffries, A. Cooper, Laswell)
Complete warmup on weekly sheet. Warmup cartoon and on Google Classroom “Life on the Mississippi”. Again, the warmup sheet displays the wrong passage and questions. Answer these questions instead about “Life on the Mississippi”.
1. What can we infer about most rivers after reading the first paragraph?
2. What can we infer about the mouths of most rivers after reading about the Mississippi River’s mouth?
Today’s assignments were to:
1. Complete any country assignment (flag and coat of arms) not finished
2. Take both the immigration and culture practice tests on Quia from my webpage. If you get an 80% or better on both tests you will receive 10 extra credit points on Thursday’s test.
3. Redo the Country History you wrote if need be. Check with me.
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 (G. Keith, Connell, Courtney, Winkfield)
Do warmup on weekly sheet. Just the political cartoon if you were absent
Worked to finish the Coat of Arms. Homework if not finished.
Friday Nov. 10, 2017 (Beasley, Littrell, Marshall, Taylor, Walton)
CNN 10 and turned in weekly warmup sheet
Worked full periods 1st and 3rd on the Coat of Arms for their imaginary countries. 4th was missed because of PBL. 6th was shortened to 30 minutes because of clubs.
Students should have already turned in their flag brainstorm sheet the and the final draft of the flag.
CNN 10 Questions:
1. The US unemployment rate is ________percent, that’s the lowest since 2000.
2. ________________ percent of surveyed Americans said that economic conditions are good.
3. The flu shots we took last year were __________________ percent effective
4. Veteran’s Day will be celebrated on Monday. Who was it originally designed to honor?
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 (ACooper)
Do warmup on weekly sheet
Students were to complete their country flags today and begin their coat of arms assignment. The directions for that assignment are on the Google Classroom link below and the template for completing your coat of arms is the second link.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 (A Cooper)
Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet
Worked on finishing the flag assignment. Passed out the Coat of arms sheet as a companion assignment. Follow that assignment on the following link:
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 (Hamm, Hill, Hughes, A. Cooper, Richardson)
Do warmup on new weekly sheet
WEEF Day at Midway
3rd and 4th hours – Did warmup and worked on flag assignment for country project
6th hour – Math/Science work day. Also completed videos
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – CNN 10 (Laswell, Philpot, Venegas, I Cooper, Kirtley)
1. What is one thing President Trump hopes to accomplish with his new tax bill?
2. Mr. Trump is beginning a southern Asia visit this weekend. What will be two of his major topics to discuss with leaders of China, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines?
3. Explain how we will adjust our time clocks this weekend.
4. What U.S. will not adjust its clocks this weekend?
Worked on flag for country project
https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/world-flags.html – World Flags Color and Meaning
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 (Burdine, McNece, Cottingham, I. Cooper, Hurt, Britt, Philpot)
Do Thursday warmup
Students practiced their parts in the PBL speech and videoed with a peer rating them on a Glow-Grow sheet. The entire group then practiced and videoed their presentation. It should be saved for teacher inspection on Google Drive.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 (Cottingham, Hurt, Britt, Webster)
Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet
Spent time in every class working on Success Criteria for Wednesday which were to; Complete your assigned 3.8 paragraph; Do the Self-check in the packet; rehearse the speech in front of a peer using Glow and Grow paper; adjusting their speech and understanding their grows in speaking; and then to write the speech on index cards for presentation.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 (Dowdell, Gilpin, I. Cooper, Hurt, Britt, T. Martin) Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet (not 1st and 4th hours) Not every class met today because of the math benchmark test, but all PBL groups did meet in 1st hour. Today, the expectations were that you and your group members cut out the 4-square sheets sort them into piles for introduction/conclusion, problem, solution and counterclaim/rebuttal and then hand the Introduction piles to the introduction writer and so forth. We stapled each person’s 4 squares to the 3.8 paragraph drafting page so that could refer to it while they wrote. Tomorrow we will finish the 3.8 draft, rehearse the speech, video record and peer review.
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 (Burdine, Grice, Burkhead, Gilpin, Jeffries, A. Williams, I. Cooper, Edwards, Britt, Chaney, A. Cooper, Nickels, Richardson)
Read ELA Focus on Google Classroom the title “What I saw in California”. Answer the Main Idea and Details on the new weekly warmup sheet. We worked on PBL all day. In the packet we handed out, there is a 4-square sheet for each of the four writing parts in the PBL. You will help your group by filling out all the squares. The first square for the introduction paragraph (hook, introduction and thesis statement. The second square is the introduction of the problem. The 3rd square is for the solution and the 4th square is for the counterclaim and rebuttal. By each group member doing all squares, students have chance to choose their own writing task from among ideas supplied by their other group members. When finished with the four squares, have your LA or SS teacher initial your sign off sheet.
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 ( CNN 10 and turn in weekly warmup sheet Introduce PBL CNN 10 1. Why are accusations of election fraud in Kenya being closely watched by the rest of the world? Why is it important? 2. President Trump is making a strong push to eliminate what drug because it has killed more people in the past years than all those who died in the Vietnam War? 3. How can that drug affect your body? 4. Why have so many department stores closed in the past year?
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 (Willoughby, Britt, Morton) Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet
Classes 1-4-Country groups wrote a summary of conclusions they drew from the Berlin Conference experience. Played Berlin Conference Kahoot as review for the weekly quiz “Imperialism Quiz” that we took on Quia. Age of Imperialism assignment was due today and turned in through Google Classroom. It is a part of the Imperialism Quiz.
6th - Colorized the map for the simulated Berlin Conference. Groups compared their map with the actual and then answered questions dealing with European colonialism.
They were assigned to complete the Age of Imperialism homework assignment that they started last night. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 (Burkhead, Kirtley, Rose, Britt, Walton, Webster) Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet Classes 1-4 worked on the group assignment to analyze the class Berlin Conference Simulation map and compare it with the actual from 1914 — one question sheet per group. Some groups are not finished yet. 6th- Land negotiations for Berlin Conference simulation. Also assigned the Age of Imperialism readings and questions on Google Classroom for tomorrow. It was originally due Friday, but we are ahead of schedule and we worked on it some in class today. Age of Imperialism Questions 2017-2018 – on absent sheet World History Textbook Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 (Burkhead, Britt, T. Martin, Richardson) Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet Today was independent work day in lieu of report cards being issued this Friday. Students retook the Unit 1 Comprehensive test if needed. You may log in on Google Classroom. Those not taking the test were to do more background reading on the Scramble for Africa and the Berlin Conference. It is also on the Google Classroom site with instructions for what section from the online World History textbook to read and what questions to answer. Some source materials may appear below: World History textbook – Chapter 27 (Age of Imperialism) Virtual Textbook imperialism-document-based-questions document-based-question-7-graphs-for-those-having-trouble-with-the-graphs Retest on Unit 1-Five Themes of Geography 2017-2018 Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 (Wettlaufer, Courtney, Hamm, Barber, T. Martin) Do warmup on weekly sheet for Monday. It is a passage on Google Drive called “What is the National Debt?” We were in country groups today and finished negotiations for African territory (not 6th hour) through the Berlin Conference Simulation. We will shade out territory on the Africa Map and reflect on what happened next time. Warmups Oct. 23-27 2017 Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 (Delahanty, Gribble, Gilpin, Cox, A. Cooper) CNN 10 and turn in weekly warmup Country groups assigned jobs and claimed land in the Scramble for Africa. Those were documented on the powerpoint. Some negotiations took place in periods 1 and 3, but the majority of that will take place Monday. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 (Hurt, Sikorski, Kirtley, A. Cooper) Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet Go to your social studies period on Google Classroom to the assignment called “Newsela – Slavery and Imperialism Reach Terrible New Heights in Africa” and then “Cultural Expansion.” First watch the “European Imperialism in Africa” video. Complete the first two assignment readings, Newsela and Cultural Expansion. Please do on Google Doc and share. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 (Al Mimar, Lavin, Hurt, Sikorski) Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet Completed Notes on European Imperialism from PPT 1st, 3rd, 4th – Researched countries assigned in Berlin Conference Simulation to see what parts of Africa they would claim and it was recorded. Ready for negotiations. 6th period needs to catch up. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 (Kuebler, Burkhead, Hurt, A. Cooper) Do warmup on weekly sheet We did Quiz-Quiz-Trade with the vocabulary words and then took the exit slip on Standard 2.3.1 on Quia. See me about doing this. Watched the video “The White Man’s Burden: The Scramble for Africa” with the target being why Europeans thought it was acceptable to force their cultures on Africans. We took notes on a sheet of paper after the video in all classes. We will begin the Berlin Conference simulation tomorrow. The Notes are below: Colonization Notes Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 (Scarboro, Cottingham, Hamm, Hill, A. Cooper) Do warmup on weekly sheet. Passage is on Google Classroom. Replayed the Immigrant songs of Diamond and Sedaka. Handed out lyrics with writing assignment on back. Completed the writing assignment in class. Students shared their answers to A and B in 1st and 6th hour and A in 3rd and 4th with their shoulder partners. We will complete tomorrow. Homework – Complete answer C on the Immigrant songs writing assignment. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 (Nickels, Webster, Kirtley, Al Mimar, Fetters, A. Williams, Winkfield, Kuebler)
Turn in weekly warmup sheet on Google Classroom American Immigration in Song (Diamond and Sedaka) Immigration Song Lyrics and writing page. Homework – none
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 (Fetters, Hurt, Sikorski, A. Williams) Read “Human Traits” on Google Classroom Warmups Oct. 9-13. Give the main idea and write a sentence from the passage that could be the main idea. Handed back graded vocabulary sheets from yesterday. In Partners we went to Google Classroom to Immigration Association. There are 20 slides meant to symbolize each of the 16 vocabulary words from our list: 1. emigrant, 2. immigrant, 3. push factors, 4. cultural diversity, 5. culture hearth, 6. ethnocentric, 7, civilization, 8. pull factor, 9. cultural diffusion, 10. refugee, 11. nativism, 12, discrimination, 13, migration stream, 14. nationality, 15, assimilation, 16,. acculturation . Instructions for the assignment are on Google Classroom.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 (Kuebler, A. Cooper, Morgan, Walton, Fetters, Williams) Read “Story of Mankind” on Google Classroom omn Oct. 9-13 Warmup Assignments. Give the main idea and summarize one paragraph. Concluded Frayer Vocabulary for the 16 culture/immigration terms. Need to go over last 3 in 6th hour. Students turned their vocabulary in for a formative grade. Two classes got started on the Immigration Association partner activity. Student who scored less than an 80 (see infinite Campus) on the Unit 1 Five Themes Test should retake the test using the Quia link below.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 (Brummel, Francis, Winkfield, Gonzalez, Martin, Richardson, Summers, Walton, A. Cooper, Laswell, Ruzzene) Do warmup article on Google Classroom “The 7 Ancient Wonders of the World”. Do comment box for Main Idea and Evidence. All Periods – 15 minutes to work on vocabulary through 8. PPT for the first 8 terms. Start at push factors (Slide 7) tomorrow. These are the terms we are working on this week: 1. emigrant, 2. immigrant, 3. push factors, 4. cultural diversity, 5. culture hearth, 6. ethnocentric, 7, civilization, 8. pull factor, 9. cultural diffusion, 10. refugee, 11. nativism, 12, discrimination, 13, migration stream, 14. nationality, 15, assimilation, 16,. acculturation . Assignment is to finish Frayer Vocabulary through No. 13.
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 (Spears, Courtney, E. Miller, Rose, Laswell, Summers) Warmup is now on Google Classroom. Answer the 2 circled questions by calling up a comment box. Worked to finish the family history and family trees Began culture/immigration terms. Assigned 4 for homework on Frayer model sheet. FrayerVocabulary4words template- 1. emigrant, 2. immigrant, 3. push factors, 4. cultural diversity, 5. culture hearth, 6. ethnocentric, 7. civilization, 8. pull factors culturalexpansionreadingquestions2016-2017 Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 (Walton, Burdine, Spears, Ford, Sewell, Webster) Turned in weekly warmup sheet Went over the final part of Family History: 1. Choose 3 cultural elements and write about your personal culture based on those OR 2. Write about at least 3 exciting things that you discovered while researching your ancestry. Whichever pathway you choose to write, it should be at least a 3.8 paragraph, but probably needs to be more. Will work on the final product on the Monday after Fall Break and complete the social organization and language elements in 2 stay, 2 stray. CNN 10 Sept. 29 2017 Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 (Winkfield) Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet Attempted to finish last two cultural elements in all classes. Will complete tomorrow. Did intervention for Formal Formative #2 and retested in all classes. Catch up day for finishing ERQ’s on Unit 1 test and the three levels of the country project. Homework – Family History Assignment Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 (Kuebler, Wettlaufer, Cottingham, Walton) Do Wednesday’s warmup Finished the Cultural Components note sheet on Google Classroom for the first four cultural elements. We will finish the last two tomorrow. Family History assignment is due Friday. Sent that out Wednesday along with emails.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 (Kuebler, Wettlaufer, Cottingham, Toney, T. Martin, Raisor, M. Richardson) Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet Completed the three column sheet. Concluded that all people have elements of culture, but it’s the differences within the elements that give us our different cultures. Culture - a way of life of a group of people. Ethnic group – a group of people who share a common history and culture. Passed out Family History assignment due Friday. The boxes for maternal and paternal sides of the family are for the family tree and the boxes on the back are the country of family origin. The 7 elements of culture are included on the back of the paper. I sent a list of definitions of these elements home and emailed them as well. Respond to each element as it applies to your family. Began reading articles on Google Classroom dealing with the 7 elements. We read and annotated them on Google Classroom and then began work on Main Idea and how the article connects to our own personal culture. We finish tomorrow. Articles are on Google Classroom. SEVEN ELEMENTS OF CULTURE
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 (Kuebler, A. Williams, Toney, Cooper, Walton) Do Monday warmup on new weekly sheet Took Olweus survey 1st – Three column’s on own paper: Elements of Culture, Cultural Groups, Importance of Culture. Questions to think about: What is the difference between race and ethnic group? Are they both elements of culture? What is culture? Brainstormed elements of culture and cultural groups. Culture Scenarios 2017-2018 Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 (Laswell, Toney, Kuebler) Turned in weekly warmup after CNN 10 news 6th – Took Five Themes Test on Quia and did the extended responses 1st, 3rd, 4th – Completed the Five Themes Test multiple choice and extended response Some students who were finished with their country project did a current events extension on Google Classroom on the Syrian Crisis. Directions for completion are includedUnit 1 ReTest – Five Themes of Geography 2017-2018 Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 (C. White, Toney, Braswell, Morgan) Do Thursday warmup on weekly sheet 1st, 3rd, 4th – Took Five Themes Test 6th – Reviewed for test like other classes did on Wednesday. Test tomorrow. Study Guide is below on Wednesday’s link. Spanish Unit 1 Test Study-Guide-for-Friday docx Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017(Fannin, Osher, Revko, Toney) Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet Reviewed through Kahoot, Quiz-Quiz-Trade and Fan n Pick for Five Themes of Geography comprehensive test tomorrow. Study Guide for Thursday Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 (McNece, Hamm, Osher, Sikorski, L. Turner, Rose, Toney, Laswell) Do Tuesday warmup on weekly sheet Completed the Level 3 projects in class today. Students should have them finished by class time tomorrow. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 (Webster, Rose, Toney, Hamm, Osher, Sikorski, McNece) Do Monday warmup on weekly sheet Spent the first of two straight class periods working on the Level 3 project of either a brochure, website or travel itinerary. Examples of each and rubrics are on the Google Classroom. All students should’ve finished Levels 1 and 2 prior to today. Warmups Sept. 18-22 2017 (002) Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 (Mefford, E. Miller, Kirtley, Brickhouse, Walton) Did CNN 10. Turn in your weekly warmup to the class tub. Began Level 3 projects for those who had completed Levels 1 and 2 and the pre-write on Level 3. Students may choose to do a tourism assignment for their fictional country as a webpage, brochure or travel intinerary. The directions for the entire country project for Unit 1 is on Google Classroom. Students should practice with a webpage maker over the weekend if they want to choose that mode of presentation. Sites are: Weebly Webpage Builder Anyspot.com WordPress.com jimdo.com Wix.com Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 (Kincaid, Richardson) Do Thursday warmup Begin Level 3 on Choice Board (Google Classroom) by brainstorming tourist-related ideas from the Five Themes of Geography. Students are to do this on a Google Doc and share on paper and turn in. Each of the Five Themes needs to be named along with their intended use in a tourist project. If students have not finished Level 1 or 2 they will need to do that before starting Level 3. We will get the Level 3 project underway tomorrow. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 (T. Martin, Morton, Webster, Hurt, Brummel, Burdine, Kuebler, Francis, Fannin) Do Wednesday warmup Take Common Assessment 1 Finish Level 1 and 2 assignments on country project Five Themes Test 2017-2018 Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 ( Do warmup on weekly sheet Worked on pre-write and writing for fictional country. Due at the end of class tomorrow. The prewrite and writing page can be copied and written on in Google Classroom. You will then share that with me, Country Maps are still missing from some students. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 (Fannin, A. Cooper, Davis) New weekly Warmup 9/11 Remembered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBEYx1beYM Five Themes Test Turn in Maps of Country Continue on Level 2: History of Country https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVInc8Zo-RSmuEGOxrgtFtHlOXrSN9BA8Z3K1HGXWo4/edit – Country Project Choice Board Five Themes Test Warmups Sept. 11-15 2017 (004) Friday, September 8, 2017 (Philpot, Denny) CNN 10 – Turn in your weekly warmup page Test Monday (You have Study Guide) Finish Maps in 4th and 6th Level 2: History of Country (Project sheet on your Google Classroom). and below. Study Guide for Thursday https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVInc8Zo-RSmuEGOxrgtFtHlOXrSN9BA8Z3K1HGXWo4/edit – Country Project Choice Board Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 (Dabney, Spears, Wettlauffer, Courtney, Cox, Fetters, Jeffries, Philpott, Richardson) Warmup Exit Slip redo on 4.22 (from Aug. 31) Brief Class on Country Project and Level 1 Maps Show Maps Rubric (on webpage) Work on Level 1 maps in Class. 4th and 6th will continue tomorrow. 1st and 3rd map is due tomorrow. Homework – Study Guide for test on Monday. Country Project Introduction and Activity sheet Country Maps Rubric Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 (Spears, Cox, Fetters, Gilpin, Jeffries, Richardson) Warmup Go over regions worksheet Quiz-Quiz Trade review activity Introduce Country Project Country Project Introduction and Activity sheet Find a state or country to replace on map (submit card with name) Pass Out Template for country map https://docs.google.com/a/woodford.kyschools.us/document/d/122xVdOIbl7OotPB2rzpmMmmMWpLuTmDcFk1-uZSW_94/edit?usp=sharing – Country Project Map Template Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 (Lacore, Spears, Cox, Mozer, Ruzzene, Beasley, Cooper, Summers) Warmup Introduction to Regions. Video Prezi and PPT on my webpage from Sept. 1 Complete the writing task on Versailles as a region. Gallery of Regions Classwork/Homework- “Regions: The Five Themes of Geography” worksheet Warmups Sept 5-8 2017 (002) regionthemeintroduction Friday, September 1, 2017
RegionsGeographyPPT2017-2018 Thursday, August 31, 2017 (C. White, Denny, Keith, Cooper, Raisor) Do Wednesday warmup on weekly sheet Did 2 stray-2Stay to discuss the Venn Diagram and final question on HEI sheet. Discussed as whole Class. Turn in “Human Environment Interaction-The Five Themes of Geography” worksheet. On your Five Themes definition sheet we discussed that Movement is the means by which people (cars, trucks, planes, cabs, etc.), goods (plane, train, box truck, etc.)and ideas (internet social networks, newspaper, TV, radio, etc.) travel. Human Environment Interaction is how people interact with their physical environment by depending on (rain for crops, land for farms, predictable growing seasons) , adapting to (umbrellas, clothing, vehicles) and modifying (felling trees, building, pollution) Homework – none Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (Tanner, Biles, Cardwell, Courtney, Osher, Denny, Hood, Lockard, Cooper) Passed out group inventory paper (groups of 3 or 4) and all the Movement Maps with questions on the other side. Homework was to finish the HEI sheet with the Venn Diagram. Use the links on Aug. 29. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (A. Cooper, Tanner, Courtney, A. Williams, Denny, Hood) Completed Tuesday warmup Passed out InteractionIntroduction1 and explored the third theme of geography, Human-Environment Interaction. Subjects were the Aral Sea and Salton Sea and man’s modification of the physical environment. Homework – Tomorrow, bring a list of 10 household items (variety of) that were made in another country. Bring 1 or 2 of them to school. Human Environment Interaction Reading – Aral Sea Salton Sea Ara Sea: Then and Now Human-Environment Lago Salton Mar de Aral InteractionIntroduction1 (1) Monday, August 28, 2017 (Wettlaufer, Hamm, Osher, Williams, A. Cooper) New weekly warmup Turn in Postcards and NFL activity Rally Coach with Weekly Quiz 2- Coordinates and Place Battleship game to practice reading and locating coordinates Homework – 10 items from home for Wednesday.. Headphones for tomorrow Warmups Aug 28-Sept 1 2017 (002) Place Theme – Picture Analysis 1. 2. 3. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Standard 4.2.1 Week 2 Quiz Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 (Webster, Courtney) Do Wednesday warmup Started but did not complete the NFL coordinates assignment. Pairs found absolute and relative location of NFL cities and plotted those locations on a United States map. During work time used exit slip data to work with students struggling with naming coordinates. Retest on projections and map elements is Friday after the regular weekly quiz. Only those who scored less than 80 on the first test need take it. scan_mcalvert_2017-08-22-16-45-13 – Team grid with absolute and relative location columns. scan_mcalvert_2017-08-22-16-45-38 – United States map with postal letters of each state scan_mcalvert_2017-08-23-06-32-40 – NFL Extension Questions
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 (Morgan, Kirtley) Do warmup. Turned back Friday quiz. Those who scored less than 80 will retake it Friday. Our warmups this week include the most missed questions on the quiz,. Handed out Five Themes of Geography Notes and students filled in. Students watched Dr. Nagler’s video about coordinates and then a short powerpoint. Our target was to be able to name the coordinates for a given location on the world map. We did an exit slip on an index card at the end of the class. Five Themes of Geography Notes 2017-2018 Gallery Walk
Mr. Calvert’s World Geography 2017-2018 Syllabus
Welcome to 6th grade Social Studies! This year we have organized our study of the world around six units. In each unit, students will investigate the Five Themes of Geography focusing on the various standards and their targets connected to 6th grade Kentucky Core Content. Each semester we will have one project-based unit connected to one or more standards. Our goal this year is for students to develop skills they will need to succeed in our 21st Century world. Those skills include: life and career skills, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and information, media and technology skills. I look forward to having your son or daughter in my class this year. The following is a brief outline of the curriculum as dictated by Kentucky Core Content 4.1 and the Program of Studies with the coming new Social Studies standards in mind. First Semester “Geography Skills” – Review Fundamentals (Map skills, reading graphs/charts, writing guidelines), Historical Thinking Skills/Chart, Five Themes of Geography; “Culture” – Berlin Conference Simulation, Defining Boundaries, Borders/Culture Themes, Immigration, Emigration, Movement of People, Things and Ideas. “Population” – World of 100, population terms, population pyramids, settlement patterns, urbanization/urban sprawl, population growth. Second Semester “Government” – Power/Sovereignty, Philosophies of Government, Rule of Law, Types of Government, Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. “Economics” – Economics Unit, Opportunity Cost, Factors of Production, Law of Supply and Demand, Price ceilings/floors, Types of Economic Systems “Flex Unit” – Understanding historical perspective and points of view, cultures past and present (East vs. West focus), forming arguments using sources, analysis of sources and current events, UN Simulation Supply Expectations – These are all the materials required for 6th grade and some of them are for Social Studies:
- 3 composition notebooks
- 2 packs of index cards
- 1 pack of dividers
- 2 inch binder
- 2 packs loose leaf paper
Weighted grading-Because there are several types of graded assignments (some more evaluative than others), my grades are weighted to make test and projects (summative assessments) count the most toward the final grade. The following is a breakdown of weights: Summative Grading: Tests and Projects – 70% Formative Grading: Quizzes, Classwork/Homework, Exit Slips, Participation, Flashbacks – 30% Grades- Progress reports are sent home every 4-1/2 weeks and must be signed and returned. Grade cards are sent home every 9 weeks. The school grading scale is: A – 90-100 B – 80-89 C – 70-79 D – 60-69 F – 59 and below My e-mail address is: email@example.com My webpage address is: http://ilearn.woodfordschools.org/mcalvert/?p=2005 Classroom Expectations: Our Classroom R.O.C.K.S!!!!! Respect for others- Listen when someone else is talking. Respect everyone’s ideas and opinions as we share our thinking. Ownership in Learning- bring only appropriate classroom materials to class (pencils, notebook, etc) No cell phones, iPods, etc. out during class unless okayed bv Mr. Calvert. No gum, candy or food. Cooperation with teacher and each other- Listen for instruction, talking only when appropriate. Raise hand to be called on. Respond to everyone in a respectful manner. Kindness towards others- Keep hands and feet to yourself. Safety in class- Follow the classroom procedures as stated above. We want everybody to feel safe and welcome!! The following are consequences designed to redirect students: Incident 1:Verbal warning and name on board Incident 2: Name checked on board and parent notification Incident 3: MIR (incident report sent to office) *Major Offense (Verbal or Physical Altercation/Insubordination): Direct referral to office Daily Procedures:
- Be on time to class with pencil, paper and binder. You have 5 minutes between classes. Don’t waste it. Use the restroom at this time. You shouldn’t have to ask me to go to the restroom during class.
- You are tardy to class when I shut the door. Three tardies in a single week result in after school detention on Thursday. If you are tardy, knock to gain entrance.
- Promptly sharpen pencil if needed, otherwise sit and write down the daily target and homework in your Tiger Book and do the warmup on the screen.
- Participate in all class activities.
- Whenever work is turned in (late work, absent work, classwork) it will go in the white period bin with your period number on it. Bins are on the tall wooden shelves. I will not remind you to turn in late or absent work. You can put it in the tray any time during the day.
- Be sure your area is clean at dismissal time, return borrowed materials and pack up all items that belong to you. Your storage area is your locker not my room.
- Class ends when the teacher dismisses, not according to the clock. Push chairs up when leaving.
When Absent: The blue mailbox on the back table is for absent work. Each day there will be a box tagged with a date. If you missed class on that date, pull out a sheet or packet that has your name highlighted. If you don’t understand the instructions, see me. It is your responsibility to get your missing work and to turn it back in. Leaving the Classroom: If you have an emergency and must leave, ask for permission and take the paddle from the teacher mailbox at the front of the room. You must have a hall pass to be in the hall during class time. Assignments: Assignments are due on time. Students will lose 20% of their grade on assignments if they are more than a day late. Homework not turned in significantly affects your grade. Assignments will eventually be posted on my website on the WCMS school webpage. There are NO EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS, but students may be able to redo certain assignments and tests. Signing below indicates that each party clearly understands the procedures and expectations for this year. _______________________________ Student Signature…… Print Name – __________________________________ _______________________________ Parent Signature……. Print Name-___________________________________ If at all possible, please provide me with an email address. This is my best option for quick contact. Email Address (please double check accuracy and readability) ______________________________________ Other email address if contact is needed ___________________________________________ Best way to contact you ____________________________________________