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Tuesday November 21

1-2 S.S 8: We will be meeting in the library and working on our project. This is day 2/5 of the project. Ms. Walks will be helping us to find more resources to aid in our research. Remember, our mini-biography paragraphs should be finished (completely written) by the end of next class (Thursday, November 23) – if you need to do some research at home to catch up then that is what is for homework. I will be doing a homework check at the beginning of class to see exactly where you are – if I think you have some catching up to do I am going to ask you to come to the library at lunch to get caught up. You can bring your lunch and eat at the library, and I will be there to help you get caught up.

1-1 S.S 8: We will be meeting in the library and working on our project. This is day 2/5 of the project. Ms. Walks will be helping us to find more resources to aid in our research. Remember, our mini-biography paragraphs should be finished (completely written) by the end of next class (Thursday, November 23) – if you need to do some research at home to catch up then that is what is for homework. I will be doing a homework check at the beginning of class to see exactly where you are – if I think you have some catching up to do I am going to ask you to come to the library at lunch to get caught up. You can bring your lunch and eat at the library, and I will be there to help you get caught up.

1-4 S.S 9: We are meeting in the library to continue to work on our project. This is day 2/5 for the project. Please use your class time wisely as there is a lot of work to get done. Remember, your rough copies of any writing you are doing and your WORKS CITED is due on NOVEMBER 27! That means today I expect you to finish all of your research and your notes TODAY – next day, you will use those notes to write about the section you have been assigned so your rough drafts will be completed by the 27th. I am giving you lots of class time to work on this, but if you feel you need to do any catching up or want to get ahead then you can do some homework or some work at lunchtime. Don’t forget, your group’s project, completely finished and beautiful, is due on December 4. 

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Monday November 20

2-1 S.S 8: We are starting our Renaissance Fair project today! We will have five classes to complete it so we need to stay focused and motivated so we can finish it in class and hopefully not have homework. I will be giving you the instructions for your project, you will then be picking the people you will be studying, and then Ms Walks will give us some information about where to research and how to create our bibliography. For our bibliography please remember easybib.com is a fantastic resource! 

Project Instructions: Renaissance Fair Project Instructions

Renaissance people: Renaissance People

2-4 ELL S.S: You will be handing in your project. If it is not completed you will have to come in at lunch until it is completed. Then, we will be starting a new unit on The Industrial Revolution. You will be taking some notes while I give a mini-lecture, and then we will have a map assignment to work on for the rest of class. Map assignment due Wednesday November 22. 

Map Assignment: map of GB Assignment

2-3 ELL Reading: I will be collecting your homework. If you are not done you will have to come in at lunch until you are finished. We will then read our current events article for the day and talk about how we would feel if we had robots as teachers! Then, we will be reading our new story, “The Smell of Food and the Sound of Coins”. We will have the rest of the class to work on our vocabulary – vocabulary due Wednesday November 22 

Vocabulary words:

  • Respect
  • Decision
  • Food Stand
  • Tasty
  • Reply
  • Pair
  • Agree
  • Shook (Shake)
  • Jingling
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Friday November 17

1-2 S.S 8: I will be collecting your historical significance worksheets and then giving you instructions for our upcoming project – A Renaissance Fair! I will go in depth about what we will need to do for the project and then you will be given the rest of the class to begin your research. Should be a very fun and creative project! It is due on December 4th. 

Project Instructions: Renaissance Fair Project Instructions

Renaissance People: Renaissance People

1-1 S.S 8:

I will be collecting your historical significance worksheets and then giving you instructions for our upcoming project – A Renaissance Fair! I will go in depth about what we will need to do for the project and then you will be given the rest of the class to begin your research. Should be a very fun and creative project! It is due on December 4th. 

Project Instructions: Renaissance Fair Project Instructions

Renaissance People: Renaissance People

1-3 S.S 9: We will be meeting in the library today to begin our project! Ms Walks is going to talk about plagiarism and how to properly format a Works Cited. Then, you will have the rest of the project do conduct research. Be sure to use your class time wisely.

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Thursday November 16

2-1 S.S 8: We will be doing walking note taking – I will have printed out information all over the room. You will be going around in groups and taking notes on everything that I have up on the walls. Afterwards, you will be choosing two famous people from the Renaissance to study on their historical significance. There will be a worksheet to fill in – you talk about one person on the front side of the worksheet and the other person you’ve chosen on the backside.

Homework: Historical Significance worksheet – both sides. You need to choose two famous people from the Renaissance and fill in the worksheet on how they are historically significant. Due Monday, November 20.

2-4 ELL S.S: I handed back your rough copies of your letters and diary/journal entries. Use those to write your good copies. Your letter, diary/journal entries and creative piece (drawing or song or poem) are due at the beginning of class on Monday, November 20. Remember to meet in our regular room on Monday!

2-3 ELL Reading: Our last five people will be reading their current event article out loud to the class to practice reading. Then, we will be finishing the rest of the exercises from our workbook.

  • Pg. 34 #1-10
  • Pg. 35 Exercise A
  • Pg. 36 Exercise B
  • Pg. 37 Exercise C
  • Pg. 38 Exercise D
  • Pg. 39 Exercise E and F
  • Pg. 40 Questions under Activity B
    • When and where does the story take place?
    • What is the problem for the two main characters?
    • What is the solution?
    • Where are the main characters at the end of the story?
    • What is the surprise ending?
    • What makes the ending scary?

All of this is due at the beginning of class on Monday, November 20. Remember, if you don’t finish you will have to come in at lunch on Tuesday to finish it up.

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Wednesday November 15

1-2 S.S 8: We will begin with our entrance slip that will be using your knowledge you learned from our jigsaw activity last class. You will be able to use your notes. Afterwards, I will be giving a mini lecture on the Great Artists of the Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance. We will also be talking about what makes a person or event historically significant. Then, you will have to fill in both sides of a worksheet about historical significance.

Homework: Historical Significance worksheet – both sides. You need to choose two famous people from the Renaissance and fill in the worksheet on how they are historically significant. Due Friday, November 17.

1-1 S.S 8: We will be doing walking note taking – I will have printed out information all over the room. You will be going around in groups and taking notes on everything that I have up on the walls. Afterwards, you will be choosing two famous people from the Renaissance to study on their historical significance. There will be a worksheet to fill in – you talk about one person on the front side of the worksheet and the other person you’ve chosen on the backside.

Homework: Historical Significance worksheet – both sides. You need to choose two famous people from the Renaissance and fill in the worksheet on how they are historically significant. Due Friday, November 17.

1-3 S.S 9: I will be giving a mini-lecture on Women during the Industrial Revolution as well as the Environmental Impacts of the Industrial Revolution. Afterwards, I will be giving you the instructions for our new unit project – Industrial Revolutions around the world! We will be choosing our groups and picking the country we are going to study.

Project instructions: Industrial Rev Final Project

Project Assessment: Global Industrial Rev Project Rubric

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Tuesday November 14th

I hope you all had an awesome long weekend!

2-2 S.S 8: We will begin with our entrance slip that will be using your knowledge you learned from our jigsaw activity last class. You will be able to use your notes. Afterwards, we will be talking about what makes a person historically significant. Then, you will be given the rest of class to work on these questions:

Read pg. 225-228 and answer questions – Historical significance questions:

  • Why do you think Da Vinci is significant in history? Why do we care about him today?
  • What makes Michelangelo significant in history? Why do we still care about him today?
  • What makes Gentileshi significant in history? Why do we still care about him today

2-4 ELL S.S: We will be heading to the library to work on our voyageur project again. Remember, your two pieces of writing are due in rough draft form. I will edit them and hand them back to you on Thursday, where you can create your final copies.

2-3 ELL Reading: We are doing our current events assignment today! Remember to bring an article to class, and everyone will be reading it out loud. Whoever we don’t get to will go at the beginning of next class.

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Thursday November 9

1-1 S.S 8: We will begin with our entrance slip that will be using your knowledge you learned from our jigsaw activity last class. You will be able to use your notes. Afterwards, we will be talking about what makes a person historically significant. Then, you will be given the rest of class to work on these questions:

Read pg. 225-228 and answer questions – Historical significance questions:

  • Why do you think Da Vinci is significant in history? Why do we care about him today?
  • What makes Michelangelo significant in history? Why do we still care about him today?
  • What makes Gentileshi significant in history? Why do we still care about him today

1-2 S.S 8: We are heading down to the auditorium for our Remembrance Day Assembly.

1-3 S.S 9: We will be watching an episode of The Fifth Estate that investigates clothing factories in Bangladesh. It is called “Made in Bangladesh”. I really want you to become more self aware about the clothes you buy – I want you to understand the implications of “fast fashion”. For homework, you must investigate the working conditions of one clothing company. Be prepared to share on Wednesday!

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Wednesday November 8

1-1 S.S 8: Today we are doing a jigsaw activity to learn more about the powerful thinking and rulers who lived during the Renaissance. I will be handing out a note package that needs to be completely filled in. Most you who finished it in class, but if you did not than briefly finish your notes at home as we will be writing an entrance slip next day and you can use those notes!

1-3 ELL Reading: I will be giving instructions for a current events article assignment. You will have to find a current events article online, print it out, and read it to the class on Tuesday November 14th. I will attach the instruction sheet below in case you lose yours. Then, we will be talking about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate it. After that, we will continue working on activities from our English, Yes! book. Once you are finished your activities you can look online for your current events article.

Homework:

  • Vocabulary
  • Pg. 34 #1-10
  • Pg. 35 – Exercise A
  • Pg. 36 – Exercise B (New today)
  • Pg. 37 – Exercise C (New today)
  • Find your current events article, print it out, and bring it on Tuesday!

Current events article assignment: ELL Reading Current Events

1-4 ELL S.S: We will be working in the library again today on our historical perspective taking project. You must hand in your rough copy of your letter and your diary/journal entry to me at the end of class on November 14th. I am going to edit your work and give you some suggestions for improvement – then I will hand it back to you at the beginning of class on November 16th. You will have that class to create your good copies! Remember, the project is due on November 20th!

Marking rubric: Fur Trader Project Rubric

Project instructions: HIstorical Perspective Taking Project

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Tuesday November 7

1-1 S.S 8: Today we are doing a jigsaw activity to learn more about the powerful thinking and rulers who lived during the Renaissance. I will be handing out a note package that needs to be completely filled in. Most you who finished it in class, but if you did not than briefly finish your notes at home as we will be writing an entrance slip next day and you can use those notes!

1-2 S.S 8: Today we are doing a jigsaw activity to learn more about the powerful thinking and rulers who lived during the Renaissance. I will be handing out a note package that needs to be completely filled in. Most you who finished it in class, but if you did not than briefly finish your notes at home as we will be writing an entrance slip next day and you can use those notes!

1-3 S.S 9: Today we are watching the documentary “The Children Who Built Victorian Britain”. This documentary tells real stories, based on primary sources, about child laborers of the industrial revolution. It is sad and heartbreaking to hear many of these stories – but we must not forget that these horrible stories did not just happen in the past. They happen today too in many places around the world – next day we will watching another documentary that investigates a clothing factory in Bangladesh.

Child Labour Questions: Due next class!

  1. Using information from the video and the notes from class, describe the working conditions of children during the industrial revolution. Include 5 examples/stories from the video that you heard.
  2. What were the factory acts? How EXACTLY did the factory acts improve the lives of working people? (Pg. 150)
  3. What were the downfalls of the factory acts? (Pg. 150)
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Monday November 6th

1-1 S.S 8: Introduction to the Renaissance! Students will be writing guided notes while I give a brief talk about why the Renaissance began in Italy. We will be focusing most on Italy’s geographic importance. We will be starting an assignment in class today where students must write a letter to their friend in Germany and fill in a map.

Homework: Geographic Importance assignment Due November 7

Assignment instructions: Italian Map Assignment

1-3 ELL Reading: We are going to be reading a current events article about plastic pollution in the ocean, and then we are going to brainstorm some ways to reduce plastic pollution. Afterwards we are going to read our new story “The Envelope” and then work on these things:

  • Vocabulary from the story (Motel, Offer, Refuse, Chat, Early, Town, Ruin, Burn)
  • Pg. 34 – questions 1-10
  • Pg. 35 – exercise A
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