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    Week of May 22, 2017
     
     
    Monday: Review Day!  Bring your study guides!
    Tuesday: Final Exams for Periods 1-3
    Wednesday: Final Exams for Periods 5/6-8
    Thursday: No School - Graduation at 8:30
    Friday: Enjoy your summer vacation!  Be good and have fun!
     
     
    Week of May 15, 2017
     Monday: Wrap up Globalization and Intro to Creation of Israel
    Today in class we wrapped up the Globalization documents with questions and completed a notebook entry.  See attached PowerPoint for directions.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Globalization Directions and Notebook Entry
     
    Tuesday: Creation of Israel/Roots of Terrorism
    Today in class we looked at the Creation of Israel and started reading through various documents on terrorist organizations.  See the attached PowerPoint on the creation of Israel and the video link to complete your notebook entry.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Creation of Israel PowerPoint and Creation of Israel Video
     
    Wednesday: Today in class we finished up the assignment from yesterday.  See above.
     
    Thursday: Environmental Issues
    Today in class we completed a mini-project.  See attached PowerPoint for directions.  You will also need to prep your notebook for tomorrow's check!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Environmental Issues Mini-Project Instructions
     
    Friday: Review! and Notebook Check
     
    Week of May 8, 2017
    Monday: Cold War Speeches
    Regular: Today in class we read through the Iron Curtain Speech.  Use the attached PowerPoint and speech to complete your assignments.  Honors: Today in class we read through an excerpt from a Stalin and Churchill speech during the Cold War.  You will need to read through both (class set only) and answer the three questions.  Next, use the attached PowerPoint to complete the final step of the assignment.
     
    Tuesday: Unit 9 Vocab Quiz and Wrap up Cold War
    You will need to make up your vocab quiz - deadline is Thursday 5/11.
     
    Wednesday: Fall of the Soviet Union (Ms. Fitz out)
    You will need to see me for you assignment on the fall of the Soviet Union. 
     
    Thursday: Regular: Continue the Fall of the Soviet Union; Honors: Capstone Projects are due!
    Regular: Today in class you had time to complete the fall of the Soviet Union assignment from yesterday.
    Honors: Project Galley Walk - no late project accepted.  If you were absent, no chance to redo the gallery walk.  It was a participation activity for students who were present only.  Then we had time to finish up the fall of the Soviet Union assignment.
     
    Friday: Globalization
    Today in class we read through various points of view on globalization.  You will need to read these docs, mark the text, and answer the questions.  Use the attached reading and PowerPoint to complete the assignment and notebook entry.
     
    Week of May 1, 2017
    Monday: Wrap up Hotel Rwanda with 8 Stages Notes
    We continued to view "Hotel Rwanda".  You can schedule a time to come in for Advisory to view the movie.
     
    Tuesday: Role of the Bystander
    Today in class we wrapped up the video.  Please make sure that you complete the 8 Stages of Genocide Notes that accompany the video.  This is a notebook entry!  We also began to analyze the role of the bystander - in large-scale genocidal events and more day-to-day acts of violence that we all witness.  Use the attached PowerPoint.  You will need to answer questions 4-8.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Role of the Bystander
     
    Wednesday: Intro to Unit 9: SSA, Essential Questions, and Vocabulary
    Today in class we introduced Unit 9.  Use the attached PowerPoint and documents.  You will need to complete the Unit 9 SSA, Essential Questions, and Vocabulary.  All of the are attached below and available in the class file.
     
    Thursday: Cold War Foldable
    Today in class we finished up the Unit 9 Vocab.  See above for your handouts.  You will be quizzed on these words on Tuesday, May 9.  Be prepared!  We also began to set up and work on our Cold War Foldables.  Use the attached PowerPoint for information!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Cold War Foldable
     
    Friday: CEs, Finish up Cold War Foldable; Honors: Article 5 Due!
    Today in class we completed the Cold War Foldable in class.  See the posting from yesterday to complete yours! 
     
    Week of April 24, 2017
    Monday: Intro to Genocide; 8 Stages of Genocide Foldable
    Today in class we introduced genocide, completed a spectrum of violence activity, and started two new notebook entries.  You will need to get the Pyramid of Hate entry from the file.  You will need to set up your 8 Stages of Genocide Foldable using another student's as a model.
               
    Tuesday: WWII Quiz and Notebook Check; Finish up Foldable
    Today in class we took the WWII quiz.  If you were absent, you will need to take the alternate written exam - deadline is this Thursday!  We also finished up the 8 Stages of Genocide Foldable.  You can use the attached PowerPoint to complete that.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Genocide Foldable
     
    Wednesday: Genocide Primary and Secondary Sources
    Today in class we looked at various primary and secondary sources on genocide.  Regular classes choose five documents to analyze and answer questions on.  Honors class summarized all 11 documents in preparation for tomorrow's DBQ.
    I am unable to post the documents because they are copyrighted, but you can see me before or after school or during advisory to use a copy. 
     
    Thursday: Review WWII Quiz, Intro to Rwandan Genocide
    Today in class we reviewed the WWII Quiz.  If you still have not taken it, the deadline is TODAY!  We also got a new yellow table of contents for the last notebook check.  You will need to get that from the file.  We introduced the Rwandan Genocide and took brief notes (last page of attached PowerPoint) and introduced Hotel Rwanda, the video you will watch tomorrow.  HONORS ONLY: Your article 4 is due on Monday and we completed a timed write on genocide.  You will need to come and see me during Advisory.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Intro to Rwandan Genocide
     
    Friday: Hotel Rwanda with 8 Stages of Genocide
     
    Week of April 17, 2017 
    Monday: War in Africa and Europe
    Use the attched PowerPoint and video link to see how the Allies were able to be victorious over the Axis Powers.  You will need to copy down the notes identified in the PowerPoint.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: War in Africa and Europe PowerPoint and WWII in Europe Video
     
    Tuesday: War in the Pacific; Regular: Tic-Tac-Toe; Honors: Atomic Bomb Debate
    Today in class we watched the quick video of WWII in the Pacific each day.  You can find that video link below.  We also taped in notes on WWII in the Pacific.  You can find your copy in the class file.  Regular: Today we began the tic-tac-toe assignment.  You will choose any three in a row activities to complete.  The tic-tac-toe is in the attached PowerPoint.  Honors: Today we began the Atomic Bomb Debate.  I will get you all caught up once you're back in class on Thursday.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: WWII in Pacific Day by Day and War in the Pacific PPt
     
    Wednesday: Testing - No Classes/Advisory Only
    We did not have class today.
     
    Thursday: Regular: Wrap up Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment; Honors: Wrap up Atomic Bomb Debate 
    Regular: Today in class we completed the tic-tac-toe assignment.  If you did not finish in class today, it is due tomorrow!  See Tuesday's PowerPoint for details.
    Honors: Today in class we completed the Atomic Bomb Debate.
     
    Friday: CEs; Legacy of WWII; Honors Only - Article #3 Due!
    Today in class we completed the Legacy of WWII notes.  They are in the attached PowerPoint.  We also prepared for Tuesday's quiz and notebook check.  Those slides are also included in the PowerPoint attached.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Legacy of WWII
     
    Week of April 10, 2017
    Monday: Russian Leaders and Stalin Speech
    Today in class we took really brief notes on the Russian Leaders - you can get these from the attached PowerPoint.  Next, we read and marked the text for a speech by Joseph Stalin.  This speech is also attached and the instructions for marking the text are in the attached PowerPoint.  Finally, we reviewed for tomorrow's quiz on the Russian Revolution.  The study guide is the last slide of the PowerPoint.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Leaders of Russian Revolution and Stalin Speech
     
    Tuesday: Russian Revolution Quiz and Intro to WWII
    Today in class we took the Russian Revolution quiz.  If you missed it, you will need to take the alternate written exam no later than this Friday, April 14.  We also began talking about WWII and completed a brief notebook entry.  You can use the attached PowerPoint to complete that.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Intro to WWII
     
    Wednesday: Causes of WWII Project
    Today in class we started with the causes of WWII project.  I will get all of the students who were absent today together tomorrow and you can create your own group to get started.
     
    Thursday: Project Continued
    You will need to see me about your alternate assignment. 
     
    Friday: CEs, Steps to War Honors: Article #2 Due!
    Today in class we turned in our projects.  We also took brief notes on the steps to WWII.  You can get your copy of the skeleton notes from the file and use the attached PowerPoint or copy from another student. 
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Steps to War
     
    Week of April 3, 2017 
    Monday: Russian Revolution of 1917 Required Reading.  Honors: 10 Days That Shook the World; Regular: Bloody Sunday.
    Today in class all students read and marked the text for the Russian Revolution of 1917 (attached).  Regular class read an additional primary source, Bloody Sunday and answered the three questions (also attached) and Honors students read through an article, 10 Days That Shook the World (instructions and article attached). 
     
    Tuesday: Russian Revolution Timeline
    Today in class we completed a timeline of events in the Russian Revolution.  You notes can be found in the class file.  Use the PowerPoint to complete the notes.  This will be your next entry in your notebook.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Russian Revolution Timeline
     
    Wednesday: No Classes (AZ Merit Make up Testing and Advisory)
    No classes - no make up. 
     
    Thursday: Censorship and Totalitarianism; Honors: 1984; Regular: Newspaper Activity
    Friday: CEs, Russian Leaders and Stalin Speech HONORS: First article due!
    Week of March 27, 2017 
    Monday-Thursday: I will only see you once this week.  We finished up the Causes of the Russian Revolution notebook entry.  You can get that in the attached PowerPoint.  We also watched a quick 13 minute video.  Also attached.
    Friday: No School - Cesar Chavez Day
     
    Week of March 20, 2017    
    Monday: Regular: WWI Weapons and Trench Warfare; Honors: Mechanization of War, Trench Warfare, Death Tables
    Today in class we reviewed the mechanization of warfare.  You can use the attached PowerPoint to see how weapons changes and to get your notebook entries.  There are several parts to it and it is all outlined in the attached PowerPoint.  We taped in an entry with all of the new weapons (in file and attached) and there was a written response.  Honors only: You will also need to complete the WWI Death Table (in file and attached).
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: WWI Weapons PowerPoint, WWI WeaponsWWI Death Tables
     
    Tuesday: Regular: WWI Death Chart; Honors: WWI Propaganda
    Regular: Today in class we turned in our WWI Death Tables questions and taped the charts into our notebooks.  Next, we watched a quick video on Trench Warfare, here is the link:  Trench Warfare Video.  Finally, we completed a map activity of Europe before and after the war.  You can get your copy from the class file.
    Honors: Today in class we turned in the WWI Death Tables questions and taped the charts into our notebooks.  Next, we watched a quick video on WWI Propaganda - here is the link: Video on WWI Propaganda.  Next, we took brief notes on WWI Propaganda and looked at several examples.  Finally, we began to create our own WWI Propaganda pieces.  You will find your notes and requirements in the attached PowerPoint.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: WWI Propaganda PowerPoint
     
    Wednesday: Regular: WWI Maps: Before and After; Honors: Intro to Semester Capstone Project
    Regular: Today in class we completed our Legacy of WWI notes graphic organizers.  You can get the graphic organizer as well as the PowerPoint attached below.  You can also get your copy of the notes from the class file.
    Honors: Today in class we wrapped up our propaganda assignments from yesterday.  I also introduced your Honors Capstone Project.  The document is attached below or you can get your copy from the class file.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Legacy of WWI PowerPointLegacy of WWI Graphic Organizer and Honors only: 
     
    Thursday: Regular: Legacy of WWI and Review; Honors: Legacy of WWI with Maps and Review
    Regular: Today in class we read through various letters from WWI soldiers and discussed them.  Next, we read two WWI poems and answered questions.  You can get these assignments from me when you return.  We also reviewed for tomorrow's quiz.
    Honors: Today in class we did two notebook entries.  The Legacy of WWI and WWI Maps before and after.  The notes are attached below.  The maps is only in the file - I do not have a digital copy.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Legacy of WWI NotesLegacy of WWI PowerPoint
     
    Friday: Current Events and WWI Quiz
    Today in class we took the WWI Quiz.  If you were absent, you will need to take the alternate exam.  The deadline will be on Tuesday, March 28.  You can come in before or after school.  We also began taking notes on the Russian Revolution.  You can get caught up on this next week in class. 
     
    Week of March 6, 2017 
    Monday: MAIN Causes of WWI
    Today in class we completed the final piece of the Unit 7 SSA in the after test column.  If you missed Friday's test, you have until tomorrow to complete your alternate, written exam.  We also created a MAIN Causes of WWI foldable.  You can copy it from another student or use my model and use the attached PowerPoint to help.  HONORS ONLY: You will also need to review the attached Circle of Knowledge PowerPoint. 
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: MAIN Causes of WWI and Circle of Knowledge (Honors Only)
     
    Tuesday: Powederkeg in Europe and Spark
    Today in class we reviewed the four MAIN causes of WWI.  Next, we began to take a closer look at the tense climate in Europe prior to the war (the powderkeg) and the single spark that set everything into motion.  We also looked at the two alliances.  You will need to get a note booklet from the file and use the attached PowerPoint to complete your notebook entry.  Please do not forget that we have a Unit 8 Vocab Quiz tomorrow.  This will go on your 3rd Term Report Card.  Please make sure that you do your part to review!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Causes and Spark of WWI  
     
    Wednesday: Unit 8 Vocabulary Quiz
    Today in class we took the Unit 8 Vocab Quiz.  You will need to take this upon your return.  Deadline is Friday, March 10.  We reviewed for tomorrow's midterm exam.  The midterm is only over Unit 6 and 7.  Review those sections of your notebook - specifically, your student learning targets in your Unit SSAs.
     
    Thursday: Spring Midterm Exam 
    Today in class we took the PUHSD Spring Midterm.  There is no make up for this exam.  You must be present today! 
     
    Friday: Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Today in class we read the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, marked the text, and answered a series of text dependent questions.  The reading is posted below.  To find all of the information on marking the text and the questions, please refer to the last two slides from the PowerPoint posted on Monday.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Reading
     
    Week of February 27, 2017 
    Monday: Imperialism Cartoons
    Use the attached PowerPoint (for images and instructions) to answer all of the attached questions.
     
    Tuesday: Finish up Imperialism Cartoons
    Today in class we completed a brief writing assignment on one of the characters in yesterday's cartoons.  You can see the attached worksheet or get your copy from the file when you return.  You will also need to complete the Resistance to Imperialism assignment (the one with African resisitance and the Sepoy Rebellion.)  Your copies of this can be found in the class file.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete the resistance assignments.
     
    Wednesday: Legacy of Imperialism; Study Guides/Notebook Prep
    You will need to reference the attached PowerPoint to ensure you are ready for tomorrow's test and notebook check.  If you are not present for tomorrow's test, you MUST take the written exam.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Legacy of Imperialism and Test/Notebook Prep
     
    Thursday: Intro to Unit 8
    If you missed today's test, you will need to complete the first three notebook entries for Unit 8.  This includes: Pink Table of Contents; Unit 8 SSA; Unit 8 Essential Questions; Unit 8 Vocabulary (2 pages - quiz on 3/8).  All of your copies are in the file or you can print your own copies.
     
    Friday: CEs; Unit 7 Exam
    If you missed today's test, you will take the written exam upon your return.  The deadline to take the exam for full points is Monday, March 6.  It is your responsibility to turn in your notebook upon your return for grading.   
     
    Week of February 13, 2017
     
    Monday: No School - Presidents Day
     
    Tuesday: Regular: Partition of Africa Map Activity; Honors: Extent and Impact of Imperialism
    Regular: Today in class we looked at a series of maps, graphs, and political cartoons related to the partition of Africa during imperialism.  You can print your own copy (attached below) or you can use a class set copy to complete your assignment.
    Honors: Today in class we looked at the extent and impact of imperialism.  This is a group project.  If you missed class today, you will need to see me about an alternate assignment during Advisory or before or after school.  CAKES ARE DUE TOMORROW!!!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Partition of Africa
     
    Wednesday: CAAAAKKKE!  Late Start
    Today in class we ate cake.  You missed out.
     
    Thursday: Finish up Partition of Africa or Extent and Impact of Imperialism (depending on your class)
    Periods 2 and 3 will complete and turn in their Partition of Africa map questions.  Next, we read through several excerpts from imperialism in Africa.  Use the attached document and PowerPoint to complete the assignment and notebook entry.
    Periods 6-8 will continue working on the extent and impact of imperialism.  We will complete our notebook entries and begin working on our posters.  Use the attached PowerPoint to get caught up.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Periods 2 & 3 - Imperialism in Africa Excerpts and PowerPoint Instructions.  Periods 6-8 -PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Friday: CEs, Response and Resistance to Imperialism (Africa and India)
     
    Week of February 13, 2017  
     
    Monday: Partition of Africa Map
    Today in class we completed the Partition of Africa Maps.  These will go into your notebooks.  You can grab your copy of the blank map from the file when you return and use the attached PowerPoint to complete.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Partition of Africa
     
    Tuesday: Magnificent African Cake
    Today in class we reviewed our Unit 6 Exams and completed the "After Test" column on our Unit 6 Student Self Assessment.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete the Stoplight activity.  We also completed the Magnificent African Cake notes.  You will need to get your copy from the file or print your own (attached below) and the notes are the next notebook entry.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Magnificent African Cake Notes and Magnificent African Cake PowerPoint
     
    Wednesday: Wrap up Magnificent African Cake and Intro to Unit 7 Extra Credit 
    Please see yesterday's post to get caught up on your notes.  You will also need to complete the Imperialism perspectives assignment.  That document is attached below.  Due Friday!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Imperialism Perspectives
     
    Thursday: Counselors presenting Sophomore ECAP (grad requirements, etc.) 
    No make up.   
     
    Friday: CEs, Unit 7 Vocab Quiz
    You will need to complete the Unit 7 Vocab Quiz no later than Wednesday morning.  You can come in before or after school on Tuesday, during Advisory on Tuesday, or Wednesday before school (Late Start 10:00-10:30).  If you do not make up your exam in a timely fashion, you will not be able to earn full credit.  You will also need to turn in your Imperialism Perspectives assignment.  See Wednesday for that assignment.
     
    Week of February 6, 2017
     
     
    Monday: Industrialization Perspectives
    Today in class we looked at four primary source documents describing personal experiences with the Industrial Revolution.  I only have a class set, no digital copy, so you will need to come and see me before or after school or during Advisory to read through the documents and answer the three questions.
     
    Tuesday: Economic Systems
    Today in class we defined and weighed the pros and cons of three economic systems: capitalism, communism and socialism.  You will need to complete the graphic organizer (digital copy attached) and hard copies in the file.  
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Economic System Chart and Economic Systems PowerPoint
     
    Wednesday: Wrap up Unit 6: SSA and Essential Questions; Study Guide and Notebook Prep
    Today in class we finished up our Economic Systems Charts.  Use the PowerPoint posted yesterday to get all of the information filled out and complete the writing prompt.  You will also need to finish up your Unit 6 SSA and Unit 6 Essential Questions.  We also perfected our notebooks for tomorrow's check.  Use the Notebook Entry tab to get yours all set.  And finally, we prepped for tomorrow's exam.
     
    Thursday: Unit 6 Exam; Notebook Check and Intro to Unit 7
    You have two school days to complete the Unit 6 Exam.  If you do not complete the test on Friday during Advisory, you will need to take it before school on Monday or during Advisory.  No exceptions!
     
    Friday: CEs, Unit 7: SSA; Essential Questions; Vocabulary
    Today in class we introduced Unit 7: Age of Imperialism.  You will need to get the following from the class file or you can print your own copies from home.  Grey Table of Contents, Unit 7 SSA, Unit 7 Essential Questions, Unit 7 Vocabulary (2 pages).  You can get all of the information you need, including definitions from the attached PowerPoint.
    Week of January 30, 2017 
     
     
    Monday: Regular: Latin American Revolutions Webquest; Honors: Latin American Revolutions Jigsaw
    Regular: Today in class each table group was assigned a particular topic in Latin American Revolutions.  Students worked collaboratively to answer a series of questions and create a poster to share.  See the attached PowerPoint for details.  The graphic organizer is attached as well. https://sites.google.com/site/latinamerrevswebquest/home 
    Honors: Today in class each table group was assigned one Latin American Revolution.  See attached graphic organizer.  If you were absent, you will need to get the notes from another student in your table group.
     
    Tuesday: Regular: Wrap up Latin American Revolutions Webquest; Honors: Wrap up Latin American Revolutions Jigsaw
    Regular: Today in class we completed our section posters and turned those in with the questions that we answered yesterday.  See above for webquest and PowerPoint links.  We also completed the Latin American Revolution graphic organizer for our notebooks.  You can use the attached PowerPoint (posted yesterday) to get all of the information for your notes.
    Honors: Today in class we completed the Latin American Revolutions booklet in our collaborative groups.  You will need to use another students notes if you were absent to get caught up.  You will also need to create a Triple Venn Diagram or a Triple Bubble Map and compare all three Latin American Revolutions.
     
    Wednesday: Scientific Revolution
    Today in class we read through an article on the Scientific Revolution and it's connection to the European Enlightenment.  As you read, you will need to complete the note sheet and writing prompt.  All of these documents are attached or you can find your copy in the class file.  The reading is a class set so you can come in for Advisory or before or after school to read it.  You can also read the digital copy posted or print your own copy top use.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Scientific Revolution Reading and Notes and Writing Prompt
     
    Thursday: Scientific Revolution and Intro to Industrial Revolution
    Today in class we reviewed the Scientific Revolution reading and scientist notes.  These will go into your notebooks.  We also completed the Factory Act reading.  See the attached documents.  You will need to use marking the text strategies (*instructions in attached PowerPoint.)
     
    Friday: CEs, Industrial Revolution, EXTRA CREDIT DUE!
    Today in class we taped in our Industrial Revolution Notes.  Your copy can be found in the class file or it's posted below.  We also completed the three sentence stems that are in the attached PowerPoint.  These are a part of your Industrial Revolution Notes.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Industrial Revolution PowerPoint and Industrial Revolution Notes
     
    Week of January 23, 2017
     
     
    Monday: French Revolution Documentary with Viewing Guide
    Today in class we watched the first half of the History Channel's documentary on the French Revolution.  I have linked the video below.  You will be responsible for all of the content up to 45 minutes today.  The Viewing Guide is linked below as well.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Video Link: French Revolution Documentary and Viewing Guide
     
    Tuesday: French Revolution Documentary with Viewing Guide
    Today in class we watched the second half of the documentary linked above.  You are responsible for all of the content viewed today!
     
    Wednesday: French Revolution Flow Chart (LATE START SCHEDULE)
    Today in class we reviewed the French Revolution documentary questions.  These are due the day you return!  We also began the French Revolution Flow Chart.  The Flow Chart and PowerPoint are attached below.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: French Revolution Flow Chart and PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Thursday: French Revolution Flow Chart
    Today in class we finished up the French Revolution Flow Chart.  You can see the documents posted yesterday to get caught up. 
     
    Friday: CEs, French Revolution Perspectives
    You will need to get your copy of the perspectives from me before or after school or during Advisory. 
     
     
     
     
    Week of January 16, 2017
      
    Monday: No School MLK, Jr. Day
     
    Tuesday: Comparing Founding Documents
    Today in class we looked into the Enlightenment in action.  Each student read one of the four founding documents.  Use the attached list to choose your document.  You will need to mark the text for your particular document and answer a couple of questions.  These guidelines are located on the attached PowerPoint.  Finally, you will need to complete the Comparing Founding Documents Graphic Organizer.  You copy is in the class file and posted online.  This is your next notebook entry.
     
    Wednesday: Magna Carta vs the Bill of Rights
    Today in class we read through two historic documents.  The first is the Bill of Rights (USA), the second was the Magna Carta (England).  Use the attached documents and PowerPoint to complete the assignment.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Magna CartaBill of Rights and PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Thursday: American Revolution
    Today in class we reviewed the Enlightenment and its influence on the American Revolution.  You will need to read the class set article (sorry, no digital copy - so you'll need to come in before or after school or during Advisory to get yours).  After reading the article, your job is to answer questions 1-2 on page 642, questions 1-2 on page 643, and questions 3-9 on page 645.  Please make sure that you answer all of these questions using complete sentences.
     
    Friday: Current Events; American Revolution Flow Chart
    Today in class we reviewed the American Revolution questions and made connections between the European Enlightenment and the American Revolution.  We also discussed the influence that the American Revolution had on other wars for independence in Europe and Latin America.  We completed a flow chart on the American Revolution that will be your next notebook entry.  Your flow chart is posted online (below) and an extra copy is also in the class file.  You can use the attached PowerPoint to fill in all of the information.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: American Revolution Flow Chart and American Revolution PowerPoint
     
    Week of January 9, 2017
    Monday: Welcome Back and Happy 2017! Intro to Unit 6: overview, student self assessment and vocabulary
    Today in class we introduced Unit 6.  We started out with a new yellow table of contents (in file upon your return) and we completed the following notebook entries: Unit 6 Students Self Assessment; Unit 6 Essential Questions; and Unit 6 Vocabulary (2 pages).  Please make a note that your Unit 6 Vocabulary QUiz is THIS FRIDAY!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Unit 6 SSAUnit 6 Essential QuestionsUnit 6 Vocabulary
     
    Tuesday: Hobbes/Locke Debate
    Today in class we began to discuss the Enlightenment.  You will need to use the attached PowerPoint to get your notebook entry, Enlightenment.  You will also need to get your copy of the Structured Academic Controversy graphic organizer.  This is attached and in the file, be sure to get the correct copy for your class.  Honors and regular are different.  Finally, use the Prezi link that is attached to watch the Baby Lab video and take notes on your graphic organizer.
     
    Wednesday: Hobbes/Locke Debate 
    Today in class we continued to work on the Hobbes/Locke Debate.  You can get your graphic organizer from the class file, or you can print the digital copy that was posted yesterday.  We read through a series of documents to gather evidence to support both philosophers' arguments.  You can get the Hobbes/Locke arguments/article posted below.  Use the attached PowerPoint for instructions.
     
    Thursday: PUHSD Spring Semester Pretest
    Today in class we took the PUHSD Spring Semester Pretest.  After the pretest, we took some time to finalize our written responses to the Hobbes/Locke Debate.  I will collect your completed graphic organizers and written responses tomorrow at the beginning of class.  Please make sure that these are complete, done well, and turned in on time.  This will be one of the first grades in the gradebook this semester and I want you to get off to a good start!
     
    Friday: Current Events; Unit 6 Vocab Quiz
    Today in class we took the Unit 6 Vocabulary Quiz.  You will need to take this no later than Wednesday, January 18.  We also took some time to complete the writing portion of the Hobbes/Locke Debate.  The Hobbes/Locke Debate will be collected at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
     
    Week of December 19, 2016
    Monday: Review Day
    Tuesday: Finals in Periods 1, 2, and 3
    Wednesday: Finals in Periods 5/6, 7, and 8
    Thursday: Make Up Finals; Advisory Period Only
    Friday: No School - Enjoy your Holiday!  Take time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.  See you next semester!
     
    Week of December 12, 2016
    Monday: Honors: Exploration DBQ; Regular: Make up day
    Honors: Today in class we reviewed through ten historical documents about the impacts of exploration.  We analyzed each of the documents and completed a writen response.  Use the attached documents to complete your work.
    Regular: Today in class you had the opportunity to gather all of your missing assignments and complete them before the 12/15/16 deadline.
     
    Tuesday: Immediate and Lasting Effects of Exploration
    Honors: Today in class we reviewed all ten documents and took about ten minutes to complete the written response.  You can get all of this information from yesterday's post.  Next, we reviewed the immediate and lasting impacts of exploration.  These are two separate notebook entries.  One is posted, the other is copying down three slides.  Use the attached documents and PowerPoint to complete.
    Regular: Today in class we discussed the immediate and lasting effects of exploration.  You can use the PowerPoint attached for instructions.  You will need to complete two notebook entries, one is printed, posted below, and the other is copying down three slides from the PowerPoint.
     
    Wednesday: Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe
    Regular: Today in class we read through various perspectives of Christopher Columbus' voyage and exploration of the Americas.  There were a series of document based questions and a written response.  Your copy can be found in the class file.
    Honors: Today in class we completed the final notebook entry, European Exploration: Lasting Effects.  You can find these in the final three slides of the PowerPoint posted yesterday.
    All classes: Today in class all students received their study guide.  You can find your copy in class or posted below.  The study guide will be a grade and is due Monday! 
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Final Exam Study Guide
     
    Thursday: Notebook Check #5; Review
    Today in class I completed Notebook Check #5.  Only excused absences can have theirs graded late.  We also worked on our study guides.  If you need a copy, there is one in the class file and posted online (yesterday).
     
    Friday: Final Exam Study Guide
    Today in class we continued to work on our study guides.  See the class file or Wednesday to get your copy.  These are due complete on Monday for a grade! 
     
    Week of December 5, 2016
    Monday: Regular - Wrap up Guns, Germs and Steel and Test Corrections; Honors - Guns, Germs and Steel Ep. 2
    Periods 2 and 3 wrapped up Guns, Germs and Steel Episode 2 and turned in their questions.  We then had time in class to complete test corrections.  In the honors class we started Guns, Germs and Steel Episode 2.  This can be found on youtube.com.  Please answer the discussion questions (attached).
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Guns, Germs and Steel Ep. 2 Viewing Guide
     
    Tuesday: Regular - Causes of European Exploration; Honors - Wrap up Guns, Germs and Steel and Unit 5 Vocab Quiz
    Periods 2 and 3 completed three notebook entries.  See the attached PowerPoint for directions.  You can find the third entry for the day in the class file.  Today in the Honors classes we finished up Guns, Germs and Steel Episode 2 (see above) and turned in the viewing guide.  We also took the Unit 5 Vocab Quiz.  The deadline to take the quiz is Friday, 12/9!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Early Exploration: Causes PowerPoint
     
    Wednesday: Regular - Unit 5 Vocab Quiz and Exploration Documents; Honors - Causes of European Exploration
    Regular: Today in class we took the Unit 5 Vocab quiz.  You will need to take this ASAP - the deadline is Saturday School.  Honors: Today in class we completed the Causes of European Exploration.  Use the attached PowerPoint for details.  There are three notebook entries, two are hand copied in and one is in the class file.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Early Exploration: Causes
     
    Thursday: Regular- Finish Up Exploration Documents; Honors - Projects Due! Presentations 
    Regular: Today in class we worked on the Exploration Documents.  You can get your copies attached.  The instructions are in the PowerPoint.  Honors: Today in class we presented our projects.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Graphic OrganizerExploration Documents and PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Friday: CEs; Catch Up Day; Honors - Finish Up Presentations if Need Be
    Regular: Finish up Explorers Documents (see above) and Honors: finish up presentations 
     
    Week of November 28, 2016
    Monday: Wrap up 95 Thesis and Review Unit 4
    Today in class we wrapped up the 95 Theses.  You will need to use the PowerPoint posted last Wednesday to get all of the details.  Next, we completed the after columns of the Unit 4 Student Self Assessment and the Essential Questions.  Next, we reviewed the study guide for tomorrow's test (posted) and took some time to make sure that our notebooks we organized.  Use the attached PowerPoint for all of the info you'll need.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Unit 4 Study Guide and Notebook Entries
     
    Tuesday: Notebook Check 4 and Unit 4 Exam; Intro to Columbian Exchange Simulation
    You will need to make up the Unit 4 Exam ASAP!  You will need to come in before or after school or during Advisory on Thursday or Friday.  The deadline to take the test is Friday.  You will also need to complete the alternate assignment for the Columbian Exchange Simulation.  You can get this from me when you return.
     
    Wednesday: Wrap up Columbian Exchange Simulation and Writing Activity
    Today in class we answered all of the reflection questions for the Columbian Exchange.  The questions are attached.  If you were absent on Tuesday, you will have to complete the alternate assignment - also attached.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Reflection Questions and Alternate Assignment
     
    Thursday: Intro to Unit 5 (SSA, Essential Questions, Vocabulary)
    Today in class we introduced Unit 5.  You will need to complete 4 notebook entries.  We got a new Table of Contents (pink) - you can get your copy from the file.  We completed the before column for the Unit 5 SSA (attached); the Unit 5 Essential Questions (attached); and the Unit 5 Essential Vocabulary (attached).  Please note that your vocabulary quiz will be on Wednesday, December 7.  You can also use the attached PowerPoint for instructions.
     
    Friday: CEs; Wrap up Vocabulary; Honors: Lab Time
    Today in class students in the Regular World History classes viewed "Guns, Germs and Steel Episode 2" and completed the viewing guide.  You can find the video on youtube.com and the questions are posted below.  My Honors classes had lab tome to work on their capstone projects - due 12/8!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Guns, Germs and Steel Ep. 2 Viewing Guide
     
    Week of November 21, 2016
    Monday: Printing press (Primary and Secondary Source Documents) with Notes
    Today in class we read through the background essay on the historical consequences of the printing press.  Next, each students was assigned one document set to analyze and answer questions on.  If you were absent, you will need to come and talk to me to get your assignment.  I only has class set documents as the material is copyrighted.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Printing Press Graphic Organizer
     
    Tuesday: Reformation Flow Chart
    Today in class we wrapped up out Printing Press Documents.  Use the attached PowerPoint to get all of the correct information for all four sections.  Respond to the question at the bottom of the graphic organizer.  This is going to be your next notebook entry.  Next, we completed the Reformation flow chart.  Please use the attached PowerPoint to get all of the information you need.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Printing Press Documents and Reformation Flow Chart
     
    Wednesday: 95 Thesis
    Today in class we finished up the Reformation Flow Chart.  Please make sure that you complete this ASAP!  The PowerPoint posted yesterday has all of the information that you need.  We also began working with the 95 Theses.  Your copy is attached and the PowerPoint instructions are attached as well.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: 95 Theses and 95 Theses Instructions
     
    Thursday: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Enjoy, be grateful!
    Friday: Enjoy your four day weekend!
     
    Week of November 14, 2016
    Monday: Renaissance Thoughts and Theories
    Today in class we read through Renaissance Thoughts and Theories.  I have posted your copy below or you can pick yours up form the file.  Use the attached PowerPoint to correctly mark the text and complete the notebook entry.  We also watched a quick video on the Renaissance, also attached below. 
     
    Tuesday: Machiavelli's "The Prince"
    Today in class we discussed Machiavelli's political philosophy.  We started off my taking a quiz "Are you Machiavellian?" (attached below), next we read through various excerpts from the book, "The Prince" (also attached), finally, we worked in our table groups to complete six text dependent questions (also attached).  You can use the attached PowerPoint to get all of the details.
     
    Wednesday: Late Start, Thomas More's "Utopia"
    Today in class we wrapped up Machiavelli.  See the PowerPoint that was posted yesterday for the notebook entry.  You can use my model notebook as well.  You will also need to turn in all three assignments for Machiavelli upon your return: the survey, the modified marking the text, as well as the text-dependent questions.  Next, we briefly discussed Thomas More's "Utopia".  See attached PowerPoint for your notebook entry.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUT: Utopia
     
    Thursday: Renaissance Art and Artists Gallery Walk
    Today in class we brainstormed and reflected on Thomas More's concept of a Utopia.  You will need to complete your bellwork circle map in your notebook.  You can use another student's notebook or my model to get the required information.  Next, we completed the Renaissance Art Gallery Walk.  You will need to get your 2 analysis sheets for a total of 8.  Use the images posted in the room or you can use the attached PowerPoint to complete the analysis sheets.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Renaissance Art
     
    Friday: Current Events, Printing Press Honors: Intro to Capstone Project
    Today in class we reviewed all of the Renaissance narratives and completed a notebook entry.  See the attached PowerPoint above for the details of the entry.  Honors only: we also introduced your Fall 2016 Capstone Project worth 10% of your final grade.  You will need to get your copy from me so you can get some ideas going! 
     
    Week of November 7, 2016
    Monday: Intro to Unit 4: Renaissance and Reformation - Unit 4 SSA, Essential Questions and Vocab
    Today in class we introduced Unit 4.  You will need to get LOTS of handouts.  They are available in the file, or you can print your copies from my website.  We started out with the new lavendar table of contents.  We also completed four new notebook entries: Unit 4 SSA, Unit 4 Essential Questions, Intro to Renaissance and Reformation Circle Map, and finally unit 4 Vocabulary.  All of the documents are attached and you can find instructions in the attached PowerPoint.
     
    Tuesday: ELECTION DAY! Finish up Unit 4 Vocab and Are you a Renaissance Man/Woman?
    Today in class we continued working on our vocab.  Be prepared for the quiz on Thursday!  We took a fun little quiz telling us just how much of a Renaissance Man or Woman we are.  You can get your quiz from the file.  It is not a grade, but it's kind of interesting to see the results.  And finally, we set up our foldable for tomorrow's notes.  You will need to look on with another student tomorrow to get yours all set up, or you can use my model.
     
    Wednesday: Renaissance Foldable
    Today in class we filled out two tabs of our foldable.  You can get this from another student when you return.
     
    Thursday: CEs; Renaissance Foldable (finish up)
    Today in class we finished the foldable.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete yours. 
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Renaissance Foldable  
     
    Friday: No School - Veterans Day
     
    Week of October 31, 2016
    Monday: Period 2 & 3 Plague in Siena; Periods 6-8 Plague PSA
    Period 2-3: Today in class we read through a primary source document, Plague in Siena.  The students then completed a graphic organizer to go into their notebooks.  You can get everything you need from the attached documents.  
     
    Period 6-8: Today in class we created Plague PSAs.  You can get everything you need from the attached PowerPoint.
     
    Tuesday: (SUB)  Plague Video; Test Study Guide
    Periods 2-3 viewed the Plague Documentary.  The viewing guide is attached.
    Periods 6-8: today we completed the Middle Ages documents and writing prompt.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Viewing Guide and Middle Ages Interactions 
     
    Wednesday: Middle Ages Interaction Documents
    Today in class we looked at the societal changes that occurred that ended the Middle Ages and started the Renaissance.  Your notes and PowerPoint are attached. 
               RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Changes in Middle Ages PowerPoint and 
     
    Thursday: End of the Middle Ages
    Today in class we finished the Unit 3 Essential Questions (after column); The Unit 3 Student Self Assessment (after column and study plan column); and finally we reviewed our study guides for tomorrow's test.
     
    Friday: Current Events; Unit 3 Test and Notebook Check
    You will need to turn in your notebook as soon as you return.  You will also need to make up the Unit 3 test ASAP.  This can be done in Advisory, before or after school, but it needs to be completed on or before Tuesday, November 8. 
     
    Week of October 24, 2016
    Monday: Crusades
    Today in class we watched a couple of quick videos about the Crusades and completed a graphic organizer about the causes and effects of the Crusades.  Attached you will find the graphic organizer and PowerPoint as well as the video links.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Crusades Notes Graphic OrganizerCrusades PowerPoint and video links: 
     
    Tuesday: /Crusades Perspectives/Massacre at Acre Primary Source
    Periods 2 & 3: Today in class we quickly reviewed the causes and effects of the Crusades.  We also read and marked the text for Two Sides of a Crusade and answered four questions.  Your copy can be printed below or you can get it from the file.  Instructions for MTT are in the attached PowerPoint.
     
    Periods 6-8: Today in class we reviewed the causes and effects of the Crusades.  We also read a primary source, Massacre at Acre, marked the text and completed the editorial assignment.  You can get your copy in the file only.  Unfortunately I do not have a digital copy of the document.  The directions are in the PowerPoint posted below.
     
    Wednesday: Period 2 & 3 Silk Road Partner Read; Periods 6-8 Crusades Perspectives
    Periods 2 and 3: Today in class we read through one of two documents about the Silk Road and created a graphic organizer in our table groups.  If you were absent, you will need to read through the document that is attached and create a pro/con list of Silk Road interactions (at least 7 for each side).  You will also need to use the attached PowerPoint to complete your notes and writing prompt.
     
    Periods 6-8: Today in class we reviewed the Massacre at Acre primary source.  Next, we read through two historical perspectives on the Crusades and answered questions.  Get your copy from the class file or it is posted below.
     
    Thursday: Periods 2 & 3: Silk Road Reading with Questions; Periods 6-8: Silk Road Partner Read
    Periods 2 & 3: Today in class we read through an article on the Silk Road and answered six questions.  We also completed a notebook entry, Silk Road, use the attached PowerPoint to get your notes and writing prompt.
     
    Periods 6-8: You will need to complete an alternate assignment.  You will need to read through the two attached articles and create a T-Chart of positive and negative interactions.  At least five for each side.  You will also need to complete the Silk Road notebook entry (one slide of notes and a writing prompt).  Those notes and instructions are posted on the attached PowerPoint.
     
    Friday: CEs; Plague
     Today in class we read through various documents about the Plague.  Use the attached PowerPoint, plague documents and graphic organizer to complete your notebook entry.  
     
    Week of October 17, 2016
    Monday: Feudalism; Compare European and Japanese Feudalism
    Today in class we reviewed the origins of feudalism and compared European to Japanese Feudalism.  You will have a half sheet notebook entry, this is printed for you and in the file, or you can print your copy.  We also did a required reading.  Your copy is in the file, or you can print a digital copy.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete the assignment.  HONORS ONLY: Please be sure to complete the additional notebook entry - this is the last slide of the PowerPoint presentation.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Feudalism in Europe NotesRequired Reading and PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Tuesday: HONORS: Aztec Empire DBQ; REGULAR: Feudalism Fan Fold
    REGULAR: Today in class we continued to compare European and Japanese Feudalism.  If you have not yet completed your required reading and marking the text from yesterday, that is due on Thursday.  Please make sure that you are completing that between now and Thurday.  We also began our fan fold project.  You will need to see me for your assignment (Japan or Europe) and take notes and write your paragraph on your assigned region.  You can access the graphic organizer below or grab your copy from the file.  You can watch the video below to get some additional information.  Your job for today is to complete the graphic organizer (15-20 pieces of information) and complete the writing extension.
    HONORS: Today in class I collected the required reading and marking the text.  We discussed the similarities and differences and students completed a Double-Bublle or Venn Diagram comparing the two systems.  Use the PowerPoint from yesterday or my model to get the details.  We also began our DBQ, What should history say about the Aztecs.  Today we began analyzing the documents and answering questions.  These documents are copyrighted so I am unable to post them to my website, but we will get you all caught up upon your return!
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Videos for Japanese and European Feudalism/Codes of Conduct: http://www.history.com/topics/samurai-and-bushido and 
     
    Wednesday: ACT Testing Schedule; continue assignments from yesterday
    Periods 2 & 3: Today we continued the work from yesterday.  See the description for yesterday.
    Periods 6-8: Today we continued analyzing the documents.  I've attached the graphic organizer for the document analysis below.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Aztec Empire Document Analysis Sheet
     
    Thursday: Continue working on assignments from yesterday (see above)
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Review of Aztec Documents (Honors only)
     
    Friday: CEs; Regular: Construction of Fan Folds/Gallery Walk; Honors: DBQ Essay - The Aztecs: What should history say?
    Periods 2 and 3 - today in class we constructed the fan folds and turned in our required reading marking the text as well as our yellow or pink graphic organizers.  Honors - today in class we wrote our DBQ essay.  You will need to complete this before or after school or during advisory no later than Tuesday, October 25. 
     
    Week of October 3, 2016
    Monday: Intro to Middle Ages Empire and Events Flow Chart; Study Guide time (DUE TOMORROW!)
    Today in class we completed the Middle Ages Events and Empires graphic organizer.  Your copy is in the file or you can print your own copy from home.  Use the attached PowerPoint to complete all of the info or copy from another student.
     
    Tuesday: Byzantine Empire Contributions Document Analysis (Honors: writing extension)
    Today in class we read through five different documents related to contributions made by the Byzantine Empire.  These documents are copyright protected and I am unable to post them, however, you can come in before/after school or during advisory to complete your questions.  HONORS ONLY: You will also need to tape in the chart (in the file) and complete the written reflection (in attached PowerPoint and model notebook.) 
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: PowerPoint Instructions for Byzantine Contributions
     
    Wednesday: Unit 3 Vocab Quiz; Intro to Feudalism
    Today in class we took the Unit 3 Voacb quiz.  You will need to make this up before Fall Break so it is not entered as a zero for your misterm progress report.  It will take you less than ten minutes!  Please make time to complete this during Advisory on Thursday, or before or after school on Thursday or Friday.  We also reviewed the study guides in class.  If you get a chance, review with someone who was in class today so you can double check and make sure all of your information is accurate and you are studying the correct information!
     
    Thursday: Midterm Exam
    Friday: Current Events; Review of the Fall of Rome/Rise of Byzantine Empire
     
    Week of September 26, 2016
    Monday: Regular: Gallery Walk, notebook prep and test review; Honors: World Religions Comparison, notebook prep and test review
    You will need to make sure you have your notebook prepared and take a look at the attached PowerPoint to get your study guide for TOMORROW's test!  Yes, we are still taking the test whether you were in class or not today.  Business as usual!
     
    Tuesday:Unit 2 Exam and Notebook Check #2, Intro to Unit 3
    Today in class we took the Unit 2 Exam.  You will need to make this up as soon as possible.  You will also need to turn in your notebook for the second check upon your return.
     
    Wednesday: Unit 3 SSA, Essential Questions and Vocabulary
    Today we introduced Unit 3: World in Transition.  We got a new blue table of contents (in file), completed the Unit 3 SSA (in file and attached below), completed the Unit 3 Essential Questions (in file and posted below), and finally the Unit 3 Vocabulary (in file and posted below).
     
    Thursday: Wrap up Unit 3 Vocabulary
    Today in class we continued with Unit 3 Vocabulary.  We also read through six documents on the fall of Rome.  Unfortunately those documents are copyright protected, so I can not publish them to my website, but, you can borrow a copy in Advisory or before or after school.  There is a graphic organizer that you will need to complete on the six causes of the fall of Rome.  This is posted below and your copy is in the file.  This is your next notebook entry.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Fall of Rome: Causes
     
    Friday: Current Events; Regular: Fall of Rome; Honors: Middle Ages Interactions
    Today in class we wrapped up the fall of Rome.  Please check with another student to make sure that all of your responses are correct.  We also began reviewing for next week's midterm exam.  The study guide is attached.
     
    HONORS ONLY: Today in class we continued to look into the fall of Rome, this time we analyzed various perspectives on the event.  Use the attached document.  You could also get your copy from the class file.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Fall of Rome: Perspectives (HONORS ONLY) and Fall Midterm Study Guide
     
    Week of September 19, 2016
    Monday: P. 3: Naturalization Ceremony; Honors: Structured Academic Controversy (Religion: Good or Bad?)
    Regular: There is no make up for today.  
     
    Honors: Today in class we began the Structured Academic Controversy: Is religion good or bad.  Use the attached Prezi presentation to guide you.  You will need to complete the notebook entry and notes on the two videos to be caught up for today.  Tomorrow we will spend more time looking at the documents.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Prezi Presentation: http://prezi.com/x6clppcpcw4i/is-religion-good-or-bad/ and 
     
    Tuesday: Regular: Religion Required Reading; Honors: Continue Structured Academic Controversy
    Regular: Today in class we taped in and discussed the Abrahamic Religions Triple Venn Diagram.  You can get your copy from the class file.  This will be an important document for several units this school year so please make sure that you have your copy!  We then moved forward to the World Religions Excerpts marking the text and chart.  You will get your document and questions upon your return.  You can also get your chart when you return.
     
    Honors: Today in class we continued working on the Structured Academic Controversy.  You can refer to the Prezi link posted yesterday.  In class we completed the back side of the graphic organizer using the class documents.  
     
    Wednesday: Regular: Belief-o-Matic Quiz and World Religions Jigsaw; Honors: Religion-o-Matic Quiz and Current Events that support SAC position
    Reguylar: Today in class we finished up our graphic organizers by going through the original documents to find supporting details for the key ideas.  We also took the Belief-o-Matic quiz online and reflected on the results.
     
    Honors: Today in class we wrapped up the Structured Academic Controversy.  Use the attached document to complete your assignment.  You can also get your copy from the class file.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: SAC - Final Step (Current Event and Writing Extension)
     
    Thursday: Regular: World Religion Jigsaw (in lab); Honors: Religion Required Reading Jigsaw
    Regular: Today in class we did the research portion of a mini project on world religions.  Use the attached document to complete the research.
     
    Honors: Today in class we read through world religions excerpts and completed a graphic organizer.  We will continue working on this tomorrow so you can get your paperwork then.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Mini Project Research
     
    Friday: Regular: CEs and Present World Religion Jigsaw; Honors: CEs and Present Jigsaw
     
    Week of September 12, 2016
    Monday: Unit 1 Exam
    Today in class we took the Unit 1 Exam.  This was a practice test and only counted as a participation grade.  You will need to make this up ASAP!   
     
    Tuesday: Unit 1 SSA Stoplight; Notebook Check #1; and Intro to Unit 2 (SSA, Essential Questions and Vocab)
    Today in class we did A LOT!  The first thing you will need to complete is the Stoplight SSA (this is in the first few slides of the Intro to Unit 2 PowerPoint.  Next, we got a new green table of contents for Unit 2 (get your copy from the file).  Next, we completed the "Before Instruction" column of the Unit 2 Student Self Assessment.  You copy is in the file and attached.  We also completed the before column of the Unit 2 Essential Questions.  Your copy is in the file or you can print it using the attached file.  Finally, we began the Unit 2 Vocabulary graphic organizer.  I have attached the graphic organizer, but you may want to get your copy from the file because it needs to be copied front and back for it to work.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Intro to Unit 2 PowerPointUnit 2 SSAUnit 1 Essential Questions and 
     
    Wednesday: LATE START (Continue with Unit 2 SSA, Essential Questions and Vocab)
    Today in class we just finished up the vocabulary from yesterday.  See above.
     
    Thursday: Regular: Religion Chart and Comparison; Honors: Religion Chart; Video; Pros and Cons
    Regular World History: Today in class we completed three notebook entries: World Religions Chart, World Religion Comparison, and Abrahamic Religions Comparison.  You can get your copies from the attached documents below, or, you can get your copies from the class file.  Use the attached PowerPoint for directions.
     
    Honors World History: Today in class we completed several notebook entries: World Religions Chart, Abrahamic Religions Comparison and Pros and Cons of Religion.  You can get any of your copies from the attached documents or from the class file.  Use the attached PowerPoint for directions on how to interact and complete your notebook entries.
     
    Friday: Constitution Day!  Supreme Court Cases Jigsaw 
    Today in class we review ten Supreme Court Cases that are relevant to teenagers.  (They're all relevant, but these especially.)  Your make up is to find one Supreme Court case to read, summarize in one paragraph, and write a reflection as to why it;s so important.  You can research one of your choice, or here are the ten we did in class.  (Attached below.)  Have a lovely weekend!  I will be here for Saturday School if you want to get caught up, complete redos, do the enrichment activity, or hang!
     
    Week of September 5, 2016
    Monday: No School - Labor Day.  Enjoy your three day weekend!
    Tuesday: Role of the Citizen in Classical Civilization; Comparing Greek, Roman and American Citizenship
    Today in class we refreshed our memory of Classical governments.  We looked into our own views of what it is to be a citizen.  This is the bellwork entry, you can get the prompt from my model or the attached PowerPoint.  We also marked the text on one document (attached) and compared Greek and Roman citizenship with a partner.  You can get all of the instructions in the attached PowerPoint.  
     
    Wednesday: Citizenship in Greece and Rome
    Today in class we finished up the connection to Modern America.  See above for documents and instructions.
     
    Thursday: Contributions of Classical Civilizations
    Today in class we read through three lists of the contributions of classical civilizations.  You will have to get your copy of the list from the class file.  Use the attaached PowerPoint to complete the marking the text.  You will also need to complete the Triple Venn diagram comparing the three.  Finally, there is a writing prompt in the attached PowerPoint.  You will need to enter FOUR notebook entries today: Contributions of Greece and Rome; Contributions of China; Triple Venn Diamgram; and the Written Response.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Contributions of Classical Civilizations Instructions
     
    Friday: Current Events; Required Reading - Classical Governments
    Today in class we read through three Classical Government documents.  You will need to read and mark the text, instructions are attached in the PowerPoint.  Required reading is also attached.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: PowerPoint Instructions and Required Reading
     
    Week of August 29, 2016
    Monday: Projects Due!  Small group presentations/interviews 
    Today in class we completed our small group presentations.  Each student needed to complete the guided interview for one other country/project.  
     
    Tuesday: Hammurabi's Code 
    Today in class we read through the laws.  We completed the back side of the graphic organizer.  You can use the attached documents to complete. 
     
    Wednesday: Geographic Luck
    Today in class we finally finished Hammurabi's Code!  You will need to turn in your graphic organizer when you return.  We also briefly introduced the theory of geographic luck.  See attached PowerPoint for writing prompt and intro.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Geographic Luck
     
    Thursday: Wrap up Geographic Luck and Intro to Classical Government and Civilization
    Today in class we began watching "Guns, Germs and Steel Episode 1". You will need to get your copy of the questions from the class file and watch the video on your own time.  The link is provided below.
     
    Friday: Current Events and Contributions of the Greek and Romans
    Today in class we finished up "Guns, Germs, and Steel".  See yesterday's agenda for your make up.  We turned in the questions today.  We also completed a Classical Government graphic organizer.  You can get your copy from the class file or print your own (document attached).  Use the PowerPoint or another student's notes to complete the graphic organizer.  This goes into your notebook.
     
    Week of August 22, 2016
    Monday: Early Humans
    Today in class we revisited the "Prehistory" video.  See link from Friday of last week.  We then began to look at early humans.  Each student was assigned a document (you only choose one to read) and used marking the text strategies.  Those instructions are included in the attached PowerPoint.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Document 1Document 2Document 3Document 4 (only choose one document to read and mark the text), Early Humans PowerPoint Instructions
     
    Tuesday: Civilization
    Today in class we wrapped up the Early Man Jigsaw.  I collected your assigned document that you marked the text on and we completed our group graphic organizers.  Those were taped into our notebooks.  Make sure that you complete yours using the attached PowerPoint (above) or using another student's notes.  We also began discussing the question, "What is civilization?".
     
    Wednesday: Ancient River Civilizations
    Very important message: the Travel Brochure project has been extended to Monday.  Make sure it's PERFECT before you turn it in.  You get four extra days, so I am expecting some top notch projects!  We also completed another notebook entry, Civilization.  Be sure to copy the notes slide in the attached PowerPoint.  Finally, we set up our foldables for the Ancient River Civilizations.  You will need to use my model or another student's to get set up.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Civilization
     
    Thursday: Wrap up Ancient River Civilizations
    Today in class we continued working on the Ancient River Civilizations foldable.  If you have not set yours up, it's probably best if you use my model or another student's foldable to get yours all set up correctly.  You can then use the attached PowerPoint and map to complete the foldable.  This goes into your composition notebook.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Ancient River Civilizations PowerPoint Notes and Eurasia Map
     
    Friday: CEs, Hammurabi's Code (FIRST PROGRESS REPORT!)
    Today in class we wrapped up the Ancient River Civilizations Foldable.  We completed the map in the center (the map is posted above, or you can get your copy from the class file).  We also began discussing the purpose of law in anticipation of Hammurabi's Code next week. 
     
    Week of August 15, 2016
    Monday: 5 Themes of Geography
    Today in class we reviewed the Five Themes of Geography.  Use the attached Word document and PowerPoint to complete your notes.  There are also extra copies in the class file.  You will only need to copy down the information that is in blue.  Also, just a reminder that there is a Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow.  Prepare!
     
    Tuesday: Intro to Destination Project and Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz
    Today in class we finished up the Five Themes of Geography.  You will need to complete yours and turn it in to get credit before it goes into your notebook.  Next we took the Unit 1 Vocab Test.  You will need to make this up as soon as possible.  Before or after school work, and during Advisory is also encouraged.  On average, the test took students about ten minutes to complete.  I would like you to complete the test before the end of the week so you don't fall too far behind.  We also introduced the Destination Project.  You will need to get your information packet from the class file upon you return.  The due date for the project is Thursday, August 25.  We will be in Lab 1 THIS THURSDAY for an in class research day.
     
    Wednesday: HONORS: Historical record writing prompt; REGULAR: Project planning
    Today in class we taped in the Five Themes of Geography notes into our notebooks, we also completed the "After Instruction" and "Study Plan" columns of the Unit 1 Student Self Assessment for Learning Targets 2, 4, and 5.  Finally, we looked at more examples and answered questions on the Destination/Travel Brochure project.  We will be in the lab tomorrow and the project is due next Thursday, August 25.
     
    Thursday: Research Day
    Today we were in the computer lab doing research for our Destination/Travel Brochure projects.
     
    Friday: Current Events, Continents, Oceans and Seas Map Test and Intro to Prehistory
    You will need to complete the Map Test ASAP!  This can be done any morning or afternoon.  We also watched a brief video.  You will need to watch it and create a Circle Map in your notebook, title: Prehistoy.  You will need to jot down 7-10 interesting facts from the video.  Finally, at the bottom of your notebook page, you will address the following prompt: Which part of the video was the most interesting for you?  Be sure to include an example from the video as well as a personal analysis - that is, why you think it is so cool.  This should be several sentences. 3+
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGiQaabX3_o (WATCH THIS VIDEO!!)
     
    Week of August 8, 2016
     
    Monday: World Map Challenge and Statements About Ms. Fitz
    Today in class students completed a "Thoughts on History" worksheet.  This was collected and is a grade.  Grab your copy from the file or print your own copy. 
             RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Thoughts on History 
    Tuesday: Unit 1 Vocabulary 
    Today in class we completed the Unit 1 SSA, Unit 1 Essential Questions Graphic Organizer, and began the group definitions for Unit 1 Vocab.  You can get your copy of all three in the class file and I've also attached a digital copy below.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Intro to Unit 1 PowerPointUnit 1 SSA, and Unit 1 Essential Questions
     
    Wednesday: Five Themes of Geography
    Today in class we used the group definitions from yesterday to complete our individual vocab graphic organizers.  Use the attached PowerPoint and graphic organizers.  You can also get your copy from the class file.
              RESOURCES/HANDOUTS: Vocabulary Instructions and Unit 1 Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
     
    Thursday: Pre-Test; Plan for Success; Semester Passes
    Today in class we took the semester pretest.  You will need to come in before or after school to take that test. 
     
    Friday: Current Events, Continents, Oceans and Seas Practice Map, Notebook Setup
    Today in class we went over the Plan for Success.  You will need to get your copy from the class file or the Plan for Success tab on my website.  We also set up our notebooks.  Use my model or another student's to get yours all set up!