Weekly Focus and Activities (WH A 2010-2011)

 

Examine the Causes and Effects of the Age of Revolutions

*All handouts can be downloaded from the Notebook page to the left*



WEEK 20 (1/31/11-2/04/11)

Monday 1/31/11

Today's Instructions:

-Review T-Chart (Communism under Lenin)

-Finish Totalitarian Notes (Stalin)

      (Blue Book pp. 824-825)

-New Vocabulary Words

1. Provisional

2. Collective Farms

3. Consumer Goods

4. Heavy Industry

5. Quota

 

Tuesday 2/01/11

Today's Instructions:

-Review for Exams

 

WEEK 19  (1/24/11-1/28/11)

Monday 1/24/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Write down weekly plan on a sheet of paper

-Look at Assessment notes

            -Add changes to your assessment (use a different color and/or highlighter)

-Get out timeline

            -Reflect on causes and effects

                        -Could the 1905 revolution been avoided?

                                    -Write down answer at bottom of sheet

-New sheet of paper

-Goal 3: To explain the relationship between Russia’s experience

in World War I and the overthrow of the czar

(Brown Book pp. 617-618)

(Blue Book pp. 790-791)

            -Take notes

-Russia and World War I

-Overthrow of the Czar

 

Tuesday: 1/25/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Goal 3: To explain the relationship between Russia’s experience

in World War I and the overthrow of the czar

(Brown Book pp. 617-618)

(Blue Book pp. 790-791)

            -Take notes

-Russia and World War I

-Overthrow of the Czar

-Create a visual that corresponds with the notes

 

Wednesday 1/26/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Complete a T-chart comparing Russia’s change under Communism

            (Brown Book pp.619-622)

-Define new vocabulary words

-Begin Goal 4: To describe life in the Soviet Union under Stalin

            -Create a Venn Diagram comparing Stalin’s actions as Good and/or Bad

                        (Brown Book pp.623-626)

 

Thursday 1/27/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Complete graphic organizers from Tuesday and Wednesday

-Begin Goal 5: To list the characteristics of a totalitarian state

-Write down the characteristics of a Totalitarian state in the following categories:

            Politically, Socially, and Economically

            -use specific examples from Russia

            (Blue Book pp. 824-825)

 

Friday 1/28/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Notebook Check

-Finish activity from Thursday

-Write down additional examples from the video on Stalin

 

 

WEEK 18 (1/18/11-1/21/11)

Monday 1/17/11

MLK Holiday

 

Tuesday 1/18/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Students are to complete the Russian Timeline using pages 728-733 in the blue textbook, Human Legacy

-copies are in the classroom

-Students are to list the causes and effects of the 1905 Revolution on the back of their timeline sheet

-I will collect this on Wednesday

 

Wednesday 1/19/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Write down Goal 2 on the back of your timeline

            -2. To list the causes and effects of the Revolution of 1905

            -Group discussion on if Revolution of 1905 could have been avoided

-Go over timeline

-Pass back papers and organize notebooks

 

Thursday 1/20/11

Today's Instructions:

-Continue work from Wednesday

 

Friday 1/21/11

Today's Instructions:

-Complete Assessment Quiz on Russia's geography

 

WEEK 17  (1/10/11-1/14/11)

Monday 1/10/11

-Review Russia Notes

-Write down and discuss unit goals

Goals:

1. To describe life in czarist Russia

2. To list the causes and effects of the Revolution of 1905

3.To explain the relationship between Russia’s experience in World War I and the

    overthrow of the czar

4. To describe life in the Soviet Union under Stalin

5. To list the characteristics of a totalitarian state

Skills:

-Refresh how to create a timeline

-Create a Pie Chart

-5 part paragraphs

 

-Explore Gray Book on Russia

 

Tuesday 1/11/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Begin Side B of Russia Map

            -Use Gray books

 

Tuesday 1/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Begin Side B of Russia Map

            -Use Gray books

 

Wednesday 1/12/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Finish Side B of Russia Map

-Finish Side A of Russia Map

-Begin Defining Vocabulary:

1. Czar

2. Dictator

3. Soviet

4. Serf

5. Abdicate

6. Militia

7. Civil War

8. Industrialization

9. Purge

10. Autocracy

11. Duma

 

Thursday 1/13/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Go over and Collect Maps

            -Map Checklist

-Complete Vocabulary from day before

-Begin work on Goals:

1. To describe life in czarist Russia

            -Activity: Take Notes that describe life in czarist Russia

(Blue Book) pp. 729

 

Friday 1/14/11

Today’s Instructions:

1)-Turn in Map

2)-Finish Vocabulary

3)-Write down the following Goal:

1. To describe life in czarist Russia

            -Activity: Take Notes that describe life in czarist Russia

             (Blue Book) pp. 729

4)-Activity: Pie Chart

 

WEEK 16 (1/3/11-1/7/11)

Monday 1/03/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Industrial Revolution Review

            -Get out a sheet of paper

            -What did you like learning about in our Industrial Revolution unit?

            -What do you wish we spent more time on?

            -What did you dislike learning about during the Industrial Revolution?

            -What do you remember about the Industrial Revolution?

 

-Finish Video

 

Tuesday 1/04/11

-Finish Video

-Begin Russian Revolution

Building Background Knowledge:

-What did we know about Russia?

            -Activity: Brainstorm as many concepts or terms about Russia

                        -Write out and/or draw on a large sheet of paper

                        -Try to begin each word, concept, or term with a different letter of the alphabet

                        -Post around room

 

Wednesday 1/05/11

Today’s Instructions:

-Look at Russia via National Geographic

-Take notes based off teacher-lecture

RUSSIA NOTES

            -Geography

            -Government

            -People/Culture

 

Thursday 1/08/11

Today’s Instructions

            -Get a laptop

                        -Research a topic on Russia that interests you

-Take brief notes on your paper and write down where the information came from

-When done, draw a visual of what you learned

Friday 1/07/11

-Finish teacher-lecture

            RUSSIA NOTES

 

WEEK 15  (12/13/10-12/17/10)

Monday 12/13/10

Today's Instructions:

-Complete assignments from last week

-Complete Cluster Activity

      -Industrial Revolution Created Change in the following Areas:

              -Political

              -Economic

              -Social

       -Give examples and explanations of each change

 

Tuesday 12/14/10

Today's Instructions:

-Discuss and Review cluster: Industrial Revolution Created Change

       -Cite examples from Video

-Continue Film, Far and Away

       -Complete Video Questions

 

Wednesday 12/15/10

Today's Instructions:

-Discuss and Review cluster: Industrial Revolution Created Change

       -Cite examples from Video

-Continue Film, Far and Away

       -Complete Video Questions

 

Thursday 12/16/10

Today's Instructions:

-Discuss and Review cluster: Industrial Revolution Created Change

       -Cite examples from Video

-Finish Film, Far and Away

       -Complete Video Questions

-Review for tomorrow's test

 

Friday 12/17/10

-Today's Instructions:

-Complete Industrial Revolution Assessment

       -Explain how the Industrial Revolution Created Change in the following areas: Political, Economic and Social

       -Complete the Primary Source Analysis

 

WEEK 14  (12/06/10-12/10/10)

Monday 12/06/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Answer the following Industrial Revolution Review Questions:

-List the causes of the Industrial Revolution.

-Why was Great Britain the 1st to industrialize?

-Why was the Industrial Revolution considered a revolution?

-How did the Industrial Revolution change the society?

 

-Did we need the Industrial Revolution?

-Was the Industrial Revolution good for society?

 

-Begin the Economics handout, Industrial Revolution Section 3

 

Tuesday 12/07/10

Today’s Instructions:

Go to C-Pod Computer Lab for training on Career Cruising

 

Wednesday 12/08/10

Today's Instructions:

-Take five minutes to review your Primary Source from last Friday

            -Make sure you understand what your primary source is and it’s purpose

            -Check with a neighbor if you are confused

-Present Primary Source in front of class for credit

 

Thursday 12/09/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Go over Economics handout, Industrial Revolution Section 3

-B-Pod Computer Lab Activity "Are You Fit to be a Businessmen?"

 

Friday 12/10/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Money Matters worksheet (2nd period only)

-Complete the Economics handout, Industrial Revolution Section 3

-Industrial Revolution Packet (Reforms)

 

WEEK 13  (11/29/10-12/3/10)

Monday 11/29/10

Notebook Check Tomorrow!

Today’s Instructions:

-Review Activity

            -What is a revolution

            -What type of Revolution did France undergo?

            -How did the Industrial Revolution create a drastic change in society?

-Discussion of life in the factories (REVIEW)

            -Draw a visual depicting factory life

                        -include working conditions

                        -include working hours

-Read and analyze primary sources (REVIEW)

            The Morning Chronicle (London, England) newspaper article, 1832

 

Tuesday 11/30/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Read and analyze primary sources

            “Plight of the Miners”

-Industrial Revolution Videos

-Turn in notebooks

 

Wednesday 12/01/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Assembly Line activity and reflection

-Discussion on Mass Production

 

Thursday 12/02/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Reflection on Assembly Line activity and  working conditions during Industrial Revolution

            -What is an assembly line?

            -What is mass production?

            -How did you feel working in the assembly line?

                        -Did you have to think at all?

                        -Can you imagine doing this every day for 12 hours?

 

-Discuss of Primary Sources

Friday 12/03/10

-Take students to the library

-They are to find one primary source depicting factory life and/or working conditions during the Industrial Revolution

            -Include the following:

                        -Printed copy of Primary Source

                        -Type of Primary Source

                        -Author of Primary Source

                        -Description of Primary Source

                        -Purpose of Primary Source

-We will go over the material Monday

 

WEEK 12  (11/21/10-11/23/10)

Monday 11/21/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Assembly Line activity and reflection

-Discussion on Mass Production

 

Tuesday 11/22/10         NO SCHOOL DUE TO SNOW!

Today’s Instructions:

-Discussion of life in the factories

-Read and analyze primary sources DBQ's

            “Plight of the Miners” and The Morning Chronicle (London, England) newspaper article, 1832

 

Wednesday 11/23/10         NO SCHOOL DUE TO SNOW!

Today’s Instructions:

-Reflection on working conditions during Industrial Revolution

 

WEEK 11  (11/15/10-11/19/10)

Monday 11/15/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Get out a sheet of paper for a French Revolution Assessment

            1. Who lost power during the French Revolution?

            2. Who gained power during the French Revolution?

            3. Why were people revolting during this time in France?

 

-Read Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities excerpt and analyze its meaning

-What is a Political Cartoon?

            -DBQ on 3 Estates

 

Tuesday 11/16/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Handout out the packet “The Industrial Revolution” Section 1

-Complete the set of reading and notes

-Students are to follow the directions on the first sheet and take notes on the reading using the graphic organizer from page one

 

Wednesday 11/17/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Handout out the packet “The Industrial Revolution” Section 2

-Complete the set of reading and notes

-Students are to follow the directions on the first sheet and take notes on the reading using the graphic organizer from page one

 

Thursday 11/18/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Student workday

-Return graded materials

-Inform students of make-up opportunity

-Get notebooks together

 

Friday 11/19/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Go over the Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution

            -Class Activity Assessment

 

WEEK 10  (11/08/10-11/12/10)

Monday 11/08/10

Today's Instructions:

-Students are to continue researching the 12 events from their French Revolution Storybook handout

 

Tuesday 11/09/10

-Students are to begin putting their storybooks together

 

Wednesday 11/10/11

Today's Instructions:

-Finish Storybooks and Turn in for credit

-Review Age of Exploration Essays and self-evaluate

 

Friday 11/12/10

Today's Instructions:

-Participate in Pod A Veteran's Day activities

 

WEEK 9  (11/01/10-11/05/10)

Monday 11/01/10

Today’s Instructions:

2nd period:

-Finish documentary, Food, Inc.

 

5th period:

-Go to B-Pod computer lab to for our last day to work on our Age of Exploration paper.

-Turn in today if finished; tomorrow will be the last day I accept it for full credit.

-If you are done:

            -Finish your NoodleTools assignment from Friday

            -Work on your Notebook

 

Tuesday 11/02/10

Today's Instructions:

 -Create a notes page for the Age of Revolution

      -Include the following information and answer the questions:

          -Unit Objective: Learn how the Age of Revolution shaped history.

          -What words originate from the word Revolution?

          -Write each word down and define it using words and/or visuals

          -What does the word Revolution mean?

          -What would cause a revolution to occur?

-Begin working on the Age of Revolutions handout

 

Wednesday 11/03/10

Today’s Instructions:

            -Complete Age of Revolutions handout

-Complete Enlightenment light bulb with thinkers and ideas from the time period

            -Receive Instructions for French Revolution project due November 10th

            - Receive group assignments for French Revolution project

 

Thursday 11/04/10

Today’s Instructions:

            -Finish Age of Revolution worksheet

            -Begin identifying French Revolution Storybook events using the textbook

                        -Partner 1: identify events #1-6

                        -Partner 2: identify events #7-12

 

Friday 11/05/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Take students to B-Pod computer lab to finish identifying events and begin writing story line for children’s book

 

WEEK 8  (10/25/10-10/29/10)

Monday 10/25/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Finish both sides of the 5 Part Paragraph handout

-Complete the front side of the Introduction Paragraph handout based on your prior knowledge of these components

-Complete the back side of the Introduction Paragraph handout based on the topic we are writing about-

Thesis:

The Age of Exploration created positive long-term effects in the following areas: economics, technology, and social systems.

 

Tuesday 10/26/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Take students to B Pod Compute Lab

-Students are to use their notes and type up their 5 Part Essay

 

Wednesday 10/27/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Take students to B Pod Compute Lab

-Students are to use their notes and type up their 5 Part Essay

 

Thursday 10/28/10

Today's Instructions:

-Students are to peer edit each other's paper in groups of four

5th period:

-Complete the front side of the Introduction Paragraph handout based on your prior knowledge of these components

-Complete the back side of the Introduction Paragraph handout based on the topic we are writing about-

Thesis:

The Age of Exploration created positive long-term effects in the following areas: economics, technology, and social systems.

 

Friday 10/29/10

Today's Instructions:

-Take students to B Pod Computer Lab

-Students are to make corrections to their paper

-Students are to submit their final paper to teacher

5th Period:

-Complete NoodleTools Assignment in Library

WEEK 7  (10/18/10-10/21/10)

Monday 10/18/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Handout the worksheet (PIRATES Graphic Organizer)

-Students are to fill in each category with information from our class on the Age of Exploration and Globalization

-They may use their Notebook pages 8-13

-Textbook pp. 466-491

-Turn in to Marple or Substitute for a grade

            -They will use this chart for a writing assignment this week

 

Tuesday 10/19/10

Today's Instructions:

-Finish the PIRATES chart from yesterday

 

Wednesday 10/20/10

Today’s Instructions:

-On the back of the handout write down the components of an essay

-In groups of two, complete the “5 Part Paragraph” handout using the following Thesis:

The Age of Exploration created positive long-term effects in the following areas: economics, technology, and social systems.

 

Thursday 10/21/10

Today’s Instructions:

-In groups of two, complete the “5 Part Paragraph” handout using the following Thesis:

The Age of Exploration created positive long-term effects in the following areas: economics, technology, and social systems.

-Use side one side for Technology, side two for Economics

 

WEEK 6  (10/11/10-10/15/10)

 

Monday 10/11/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Define the following words:

            -Genetically Modified

            -Bioengineering

-On import/export worksheet, answer the following question:

            -What effect has the age of exploration had on the foods we eat today?

-Finish documentary, Food, Inc.


Tuesday 10/12/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Get out a sheet of plain paper

-Analyze webpage, Native American History of Corn, and answer the following questions:

            -What did the Native Americans genetically modify?

            -How did they do it?

            -How does this article compare to the events in the video?

-Finish documentary, Food, Inc.


Wednesday 10/13/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Turn in Notebook for Completion Check

-Learn how to create a bibliography using Noodle Tools program

(link to the location: http://www.noodletools.com/login.php?group=3430&code=8315)

-Use webpage, Native American History of Corn, to create an annotated bibliography

 

Thursday 10/14/10

Today's Instructions:

-Grab your notebook and finish any missing work

-Review Exploration Economics worksheet

            -Discuss differences between Capitalism and Mercantilism

-Stock Activity with coins

 Exit Assessment:

1. What is a black market?

2. How does it affect the cost of goods?

3. What was the most interesting thing you learned today?

 

Friday 10/15/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Finish Exploration Economics

Age of Exploration Assessment

-Introduce PIRATES (Historical Graphic Organizer)

       -How are we going to use PIRATES for the Age of Exploration information?

 

WEEK 5  (10/04/10-10/08/10)


Monday 10/4/10

Today’s Instructions:

In 5 minutes:

-Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper:

   1) Exploration was the beginning of what? Global Trade, globalization, trade, world trade

   2) What were two reasons why people explored?

   3) Which country was better at colonizing: Spain or France? Why?

-Complete Columbian Exchange reading with questions.

 

Tuesday 10/5/10

Today’s Instructions:

-How has globalization affected the food we eat?

-What is an import?

-What is an export?

-In the library, work with your group and research your continent area's imports and exports

 

Wednesday 10/6/10

Today's Instructions:

-Review and discuss causes and effects of the Columbian Exchange

-Get out your Columbian Exchange Worksheet

-Write the following words on your sheet under vocabulary

            -Pandemic         -Cholera       -Influenza      -Malaria

            -Epidemic         -Measles       -Smallpox         

 -Where do diseases come from?

 -How are they spread?

-Get out your Import/Export Sheet

            -What did we notice?

            -Are there any trends among countries, foods, etc.?

 

Thursday 10/7/10

Today’s Instructions:

-Students are to get out their own blank sheet of paper

-Students are to remain in their groups the entire class period

-Students are to define the following words on their own sheet of paper

            1. Mercantilism

            2. Capitalism

            3. Balance of Trade

            4. Subsidies

            5. Joint-Stock companies

-Students are then to complete one side of the worksheet using pp. 483-487

-Economic Systems during the Age of Exploration

 

Friday 10/8/10

Today's Instructions:

-Take an assessment on the economics of exploration

   -What is economics?

   -What is a business?

   -What does risk mean?

   -What does invest mean?

   -What is a company?

-Work on any make-up and/or incomplete classwork from the week

-Watch a documentary on the nation's food industry, called Food, Inc.