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Monthly Archives: August 2011

World History

Journal

Please take a look at the “Read Maps” section in the front of your textbook – p. SH28. Answer the 5 questions found at the bottom of the page.

1) Japan and India Notes

2) Asia Map

3) HOMEWORK:  Read pages 30-31 and 36-37

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US Government

1) Compromises Notes

2) Federalist/Anti-federalist Letter

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Geography

1) GPS Activity


World History

NO JOURNAL TODAY!

1) Mongolian DBQ Writing: How barbaric are the barbarians?

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US Government

1) Get out your debate notes!

2) Mock Constitutional Convention!

TURN IN YOUR NOTES/NAME TAG WITH THE DIRECTION PAGE STAPLED TO THE FRONT. 

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Geog

1) Intro to GPS

2) Finish Dot Maps


World History

2ND HOUR TURN IN WORLD RELIGIONS CHART FROM FRIDAY!

Journal

Write your thesis that you created last night for homework. Underline and label the organizational categories. 

Does your thesis contain all of the important elements of a good thesis?

1) Thesis Analysis

Get with a partner and review each other’s thesis.  Make the necessary changes then you will be assigned a new partner to review your new thesis.

Once your thesis has been reviewed twice you may go back to the documents and begin to analytically categorize them into your supporting ideas.  Remember it is best to have THREE supporting points.  

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US Government

1) Research and develop key points for the convention tomorrow

2) Meet with me to learn your name and state

3) Create your “nametag” or desk sign for the debate tomorrow.

4) Meet with other members of your profile to discuss key talking points.

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Geography

1) Finish Dot Map of Missouri


World History

Journal:

Tell me about your writing experience. Have you had practice writing essays? Research papers? How about practice analyzing DBQs (document based questions)? Has this writing been done in social studies or mostly in language arts/English classes?

1) Thesis Writing Activity

2) Document Analysis

3) HOMEWORK:  Write your thesis for the Mongolian DBQ and create your analytical categories or “buckets”.  Be prepared to write tomorrow.  DO NOT WRITE YOU DBQ FOR HOMEWORK!

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US Government

TURN IN TEEN WORLD DISCUSSION WORKSHEET!

1) Road to Constitutional Convention (notes)

2) Introduce Mock Constitutional Convention Project

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Geography

1) Cartography lecture

2) Introduce Dot Map Activity.


World History

Journal:

What information have you read or seen about religion or about people who follow different religions? For instance, have you read a recent news article, watched a television program, or had a middle school class that presented such information?

1) Finish World Religion Presentations (2nd hour)

*** ONLINE TEXTBOOK ****  Link to the right!

2) Pre-Exploration Asia: CHINA!

3) Homework: Mongol Background Essay, create a THESIS statement answering the question:

The Mongols: How Barbaric were the Barbarians???

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US Government

1) Teen World

2) Quiz????

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Geography

1) Connecting the Dots Assignment

2) Discussion


World History

Journal:

Read p. 11 in your textbook – Belief Systems. Answer question #1 (Analyze Information) for your journal today. Remember three  complete sentences!

1) World Religion Presentations

2) Homework: Read pages 12-15 in your textbook.  Take notes.

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US Government

1) Lesson #10 Pg 54 in “We the People” book

2) Read through the lesson and write down 20 important facts or main ideas from the reading.

3) Answer questions:

  • Pg 58 1-4
  • Pg 59 1-4
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Geography
1) Finish “Discovering: ArcGIS Explorer Online (AGXO)
2)  When complete go back to the home page for AGXO and choose one of the featured maps and print it out.  On the back of the copy write and answer the following questions:
  • What is the main purpose of the map?
  • What symbols are used and what are their meanings?
  • List all of the layers being used.
  • Assess the quality of the map:  Is it easy to read?  Why or why not?  What would you change if you could?

World History

Journal:

Is it important to know something about religion in World History? Why or why not?

1) Finish World Religions Chart

PROJECT DUE TOMORROW!  Be prepared to share your information with the rest of the class!

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US Government

1) Turn in Analysis Sheet for Documents

–  Handout Vocab List –

2) Intolerable Acts Activity

3) Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation (lecture and notes)

4) Weaknesses of the Articles WS (homework)

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Geography

1) Turn in Spatial Perspective Worksheet

2) GIS Webquest