Weekly Focus and Activities

International Conflicts and Progress toward Democracy

WEEK 18 (6/13/11-6/17/11) The Middle East: Causes of Conflicts

Monday 6/13/11

-Finish Peoples Chart (p. 34)

 

Tuesday 6/14/11

-Middle in Transition Reading and Notes (p. 33)

-Flow of Oil Chart (p. 36)

 

Wednesday 6/15/11

-Religion Project (p. 37)

 

Thursday 6/16/11

-Arab/Israeli Conflict Timeline (p. 38)

 

Friday 6/17/11

-Video, "Broken Promises"

-Notebook Check pp.27-38

 

WEEK 17 (6/06/11-6/10/11) Introduce the Middle East

Monday 6/06/11

-Finish Video Hotel Rwanda

Tuesday 6/07/11

 -Introduce the Middle East

        -What do you know

        -Conflicts Notes (p. 33)

Wednesday 6/08/11

-Map: Color and Label (p. 34)

Thursday 6/09/11

 -End of Course Assessments: Math

       -8:00-11:00

-Finish Map

-Middle East Video Clip

 

Friday 6/10/11

-Peoples of the Middle East Graphic Organizer

WEEK 16 (5/30/11-6/03/11) Rwanda: Writing/Editing CBA

Monday 5/30/11

-No School

Tuesday 5/31/11

-Edit CBA

     -Add Transitions

     -Delete "I" Statements and Contractions

-Review Rubric

Wednesday 6/01/11

-Go to Library: Print Out Final Paper

Thursday 6/02/11

-Video Hotel Rwanda

Friday 6/03/11

-Video Hotel Rwanda

WEEK 15 (5/23/11-5/27/11) Rwanda: Writing CBA (Introduction and Concluding Paragraphs)

Monday 5/23/11

-Finish Typing 3rd Body Paragraph (Economic Factors)

Tuesday 5/24/11

-Create Introduction Paragraph

     -Create Thesis

Wednesday 5/25/11

-Type up Introduction Paragraph

Thursday 5/26/11

-Create Concluding Paragraph

Friday 5/27/11

-Type up Concluding Paragraph

-Complete Bibliography with Two Primary Sources



WEEK 14 (5/16/11-5/20/11) Rwanda: Researching and Writing CBA (Third Paragraph)

Monday 5/16/11

-Economic Reading in Pairs

     -Take notes (p. 30)

 

Tuesday 5/17/11

-Create One Notecard and One Bibliography on Economic Factors

        -Use Reading Handout as source

 

Wednesday 5/18/11

-Complete 3 Concrete Details and 3 Commentaries on Economic Factors that caused the conflict

       -Use handout (p. 31)

Thursday 5/19/11

-Begin Typing 3rd Body Paragraph on Economic Factors

 

Friday 5/20/11

-Finish Typing 3rd Body Paragraph on Economic Factors

-Submit for test grade

WEEK 13 (5/9/11-5/13/11) Rwanda: Writing CBA (Second Paragraph)

Monday 5/9/11

-Finish watching PBS: Frontline Ghosts of Rwanda

        -Continue Notes on Political and Economic causes of the conflict

-Create 3 Concrete Details and 3 Commentaries on Political Factors (p.29)

 

Tuesday 5/10/11

-Go to Library

-Complete one notecard on Political causes of the conflict (Use NoodleTools)

-Complete one bibliography on Political causes of the conflict (Use NoodleTools)

 

Wednesday 5/11/11

-Edit First Paragraph of CBA

-Begin Typing Up Second Body Paragraph of CBA (Political Factors that caused the conflict)

 

Thursday 5/12/11

-Finish Typing Up Second Body Paragraph of CBA (Political Factors that caused the conflict)

 

Friday 5/13/11

-Economic Reading on Rwanda

    -Take notes (p. 30)

 

 WEEK 12 (5/2/11-5/5/11) Rwanda: Writing CBA (Second Paragraph)

Monday 5/2/11

-Finish Typing Up First Paragraph of CBA (Cultural Factors that caused the conflict)

 

Tuesday 5/3/11

-Begin watching PBS: Frontline Ghosts of Rwanda

        -Take Notes on Political and Economic causes of the conflict (p. 28)

 

Wednesday 5/4/11

-Finish watching PBS: Frontline Ghosts of Rwanda

        -Continue Notes on Political and Economic causes of the conflict

 

Thursday 5/5/11

-Go to Library

-Complete one notecard on Political causes of the conflict (Use NoodleTools)

-Complete one bibliography on Political causes of the conflict (Use NoodleTools)

 

 WEEK 11 (4/25/11-4/29/11) Rwanda: Begin Writing CBA (First Paragraph)

Monday 4/25/11

-Review Assessment

-Complete Cultural Factors Brainstorm

     -Topic Sentence and 3 Concrete Details

 

Tuesday 4/26/11

-Create Outline in NoodleTools

-Go to Library

-Create 1 Notecard for each Concrete Detail

-Make a Bibliography for each Source used

 

Wednesday 4/27/11

-Go to Library

-Finish Assignment from Tuesday

-Share it with Marple file

 

Thursday 4/28/11

-Share Library Findings

-Update Topic Sentence and Concrete Details

-Begin Writing Paragraph on Cultural Factors

 

Friday 4/29/11

-Go to Library

-Type up First Paragraph on Cultural Factors that caused the conflict

 

 WEEK 10 (4/18/11-4/22/11) Rwanda: Background on Conflict

Monday 4/18/11

-Rwanda Map (p.25)

            -use textbook and online maps

            -Due Tuesday 4/19/11

Tuesday 4/19/11

-Rwanda Notes (p.26)

 

Wednesday 4/20/11

-Complete Rwanda Identifications (p.25)

            -Due Monday 4/25/11

 

Thursday 4/21/11 and Friday 4/22/11

-No School

            -Student-Led Conferences and Culminating Project Presentations

 

WEEK 9 (4/11/11-4/15/11) Introduce Case Study on Rwanda and Begin Research

Monday 4/11/11

-Introduce Classroom Based Assessment (p.22)

-Discuss 3 Factors that led to Rwanda's Genocide and take notes

      -Political, Economic, and Cultural Factors

 

Tuesday 4/12/11

*Science HSPE* (8-10)

-Rwanda KWL Notesheet (p.23)

     -What do you KNOW about Rwanda?

     -What do you WANT to know about Rwanda?

 

Wednesday 4/13/11

-Share KWL Notesheet information

-BBC News article on Hate Media (p.24)

      -NoodleTools activity on back on article

-NoodleTools Practice:

Write the following questions on the back of your sheet:

1) How do you get to NoodleTools? What is your username and password?

2) What is the type of source?

3) What is the name of the article on the other side of this sheet?

4) Does it have an author?

5) Does it have a publisher?

6) Is there a date of publication?

7) When was the site last updated?

Annotation Practice:

Write the following questions down and answer them using the article on the other side:

1) What is the author’s purpose?

2) Who is the target audience?

3) Write a summary of the article.

4) Is the source credible?

 

Thursday 4/14/11

-Go to library and research what you Want to know about Rwanda

        -use KWL Notesheet (p.23)

-Create 2-3 Annotated Bibliographies using NoodleTools

 

Friday 4/15/11

-Continue assignment from Thursday

 

WEEK 8 (3/28/11-4/01/11) Imperialism and Colonization in South Africa

Monday 3/28/11

-Starting Points and Questions pp. 936 (p.19 in notebook)

-Vocabulary

        -Apartheid

        -Homelands

-Begin Timeline using pp.940-945 (p.20 in notebook)

 

Tuesday 3/29/11

-Review Causes of Imperialism

     -Use South Africa for examples (p. 19 in notebook)

 

Wednesday 3/30/11

-Finish Timeline pp. 940-945 (p. 20 in notebook)

   -Collected for grade

 

Thursday 3/31/11

-Review Effects of Imperialism (p. 19 in notebook)

     -Use South Africa as an example

-Read and discuss End of Apartheid Handout (p. 21 in notebook)

     -Discuss Foreign Influence in South Africa

-Discuss success of South African Democracy (p. 19 in notebook)

 

Friday 4/01/11

-Imperialism and Colonization in South Africa

 

 WEEK 7 (3/21/11-3/25/11)

Monday 3/21/11

-Complete Colonial Handout and Reading (p.18)

-Turn in pg. 760 Section 3 Assessment bookwork (p.16)

 

Tuesday 3/22/11

-Complete Colonial Handout and Reading (p.18)

-Begin Africa Mural quiz assignment

 

Wednesday 3/23/11

-Complete Africa Mural quiz assignment

 

Thursday 3/24/11

-Complete Africa Mural quiz assignment

-Historical Formation Notes (p.12)

 

Friday 3/25/11

-Finish Historical Formation Notes (p.12)

-African Colonization Video

WEEK 6 (3/14/11-3/18/11)

Monday 3/14/11

-Finish Bookwork

-Revisit Writing task

 

Tuesday 3/15/11

-Writing HSPE

-DBQ Reading Assessment The Heart of Darkness

 

Wednesday 3/16/11

-Writing HSPE

-Same as Tuesday

 

Thursday 3/17/11

-Reading HSPE

-National Geographic Video on Africa

 

Friday 3/18/11

-Colonization Reading with Handout 1. (a)

 

WEEK 5 (3/07/11-3/11/11)

Monday 3/7/11

-Finish GDP Assessment

-Africa Map with colonization color-code

 

Tuesday 3/8/11

-International Conflicts and Progress toward Democracy (Africa) (EALR 4.1.2)

-Ethiopia Reading Assessment

-Concept Web

            -Underline unknown vocab. words

 

Wednesday 3/9/11

-Ethiopia Concept Web with Thesis

-Get in your previous groups of 3

-Highlight Concepts that relate to Ethiopia’s GDP/HDI

            -Think/Pair/Share with group members

            -Create Topic Sentence as a class

            -Using a blank sheet of paper create a concept web

                        -T.S then GDP and HDI

-Start Writing Assignment (Topic Sentence and Concrete Detail)

 

Thursday 3/10/11

-Notebook Check with Peer Review

-Start Writing Assignment and Commentary

 

Friday 3/11/11

-Read pp. 754-760

-Answer Section 3 Assessment #1-3 (all a's and b's)

WEEK 4 (2/28/11-3/03/11)

Monday 2/28/11

-GDP/HDI questions

 

Tuesday 3/1/11

-Population Notes

-Review GDP/HDI Notes

 

Wednesday 3/2/11

-Review

-Finish Population Pyramid with Analysis

 

Thursday 3/3/11

GDP Assessment

 

Friday 3/4/11

No School

 WEEK 3 (2/22/11-2/25/11)

Tuesday 2/22/11

-Finish Baldicer Game (p.7)

-Complete a one page Reflection Essay on the outcomes of the game (p.8)

 

Wednesday 2/23/11

-Country Chart Review (p.5)

  -Birth Rate, Life Expectancy, Literacy Rate, Urban Population, GDP/HDI

-Population Notes (p.9)

 

Thursday 2/24/11

-Population Pyramid Activity (p.10)

 

Friday 2/25/11

-Global Development Assessment

-Latin America Map (p.11)

 

WEEK 2 (2/14/11-2/17/11)

Monday 2/14/11

Today's Instructions:

-Writing Assignment on Global Map of Wealth and Country Chart

-Go over Country Chart

Tuesday 2/15/11

 Today's Instructions:

-Notes Sheet (p.4)

    -GDP

    -HDI

-T-Chart of Services (p.4)

Wednesday 2/16/11

Today's Instructions:

-Baldicer Game

Thursday 2/17/11

Today's Instructions:

-Baldicer Game

 

WEEK 1 (2/07/11-2/11/11)

Monday 2/07/11

Today's Instructions:

-Create a new Table of Contents

    -Title It: International Conflicts and Progress toward Democracy

-Syllabus

-P.I.R.A.T.E.S. Chart

    -On back define:

        1) International

        2) Conflicts

 

Tuesday 2/08/11

Today's Instructions:

 -Finish P.I.R.A.T.E.S.

 -Notes on back of paper

     -Define Democracy

     -Why do we have democracy in the U.S.?

     -Why do some countries not practice democracy?

 

Wednesday 2/09/11

Today's Instructions:

-Rich/Poor Countries packet

-Create a Global Map of the Rich/Poor Countries based on their GDPs

 

Thursday 2/10/11

Today's Instructions:

-Finish Global Map

 

Friday 2/11/11

Today's Instructions:

-Complete Country Chart handout

    -Use the Rich/Poor Country packet