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    7th Grade Social Studies

    Periods 5, 6, and 7

     Dec. 2 - 6

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES: 

     

    Tuesday

       
    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video. 

     

    Wednesday

       
     

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
     

    Friday

       

     

    7th Grade Social Studies

    Periods 5, 6, and 7

     

     

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES: After completing Ch. 8, students will be able to

    1. explain how Rome became a republic;
    2. describe how Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region;
    3. explain how the failure of the republic led to the creation of a Roman Empire;
    4. relate how military and political reforms made Rome rich and prosperous. 

     

     

    Students may work on projects today. Due: Friday, Nov. 8

    Option #1

    Create an erupting volcano and diorama of Mount Vesuvius/Pompeii. (100 points)


    Option #2

    Create an Ancient Rome guidebook (12 sites; group of two) or brochure (solo). (100 points)


    Option #3

    Act out a scene of an important historic event from Chapter 8 (Example: Caesar's death); this must include a written/typed script and costumes. (100 points)


    Option #4

    Create a Twelve Tables of Roman law to put in the class forum. (100 points)


    Option #5

    Create a gladius (short sword), pilum (spear), shield, and standard (at least 3 of the 4), for the Roman army. (Max. 90 points)


    Option #6

    Essay: In your opinion, who was Rome’s greatest leader? Why? (Max. 80 points)


    Option #7

    Write a newspaper article about one of the emperors of the Pax Romana. (Max. 70 points)


    Option #8

    Create a comic strip of an important historical event from Chapter 8. (Max. 70 points)

     

    Tuesday

     Ch. 9 Roman Civilization

    Unit Objectives

    After reading Ch. 9 students will be able to

    1. discuss the cultural achievements of the Romans and describe the daily lives of people in Rome:

    2. explain why the Roman Empire fell and summarize its legacy in law, government, language, and the arts:

    3.. describe the rise and cultural accomplishments of the Byzantine Empire.

     
    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video. 
    • Project presentations (if there are students who are ready)
    • Ch. 9 Vocabulary WS 60 (Pre-reading)

     

    Wednesday

       
    • Maps Practice - Students must know the United States and Physical Features of the U.S. When mastered they will learn the countries of Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa for extra credit.
    • Video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ancient+roman+life&&view=detail&mid=64725279F2CB8CB7883D64725279F2CB8CB7883D&&FORM=VRDGAR
    • Begin Ch. 9 reading: Complete Guided Reading Activity 

     

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Project presentations (if there are students who are ready)
    • Continue reading Ch. 9, Section 1 and fill in Guided Reading Activity. Finish as homework. Finish p. 60 including "Building Academic Vocabulary" at the bottom.
     

    Friday

       
    • Project presentations
    • Assignment: Ch. 9, Section 2 and WS 61 and 64 DUE: Tuesday, Nov. 12

      Due  Nov. 12

    7th Grade Social Studies

    Periods 5, 6, and 7

    Oct. 28 - Nov. 1

     

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES: After completing Ch. 8, students will be able to

    1. explain how Rome became a republic;
    2. describe how Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region;
    3. explain how the failure of the republic led to the creation of a Roman Empire;
    4. relate how military and political reforms made Rome rich and prosperous. 

    7th Grade Social Studies 

    Chapter 8 Final Project Ideas

    Assignment: 200 points

    Due: Friday, November 8, 2019

    Oct. 28 - Nov. 1: Students may work on projects in class.

    November 2 - 7th: Students finish projects independently.

    Students may propose an original project idea to be approved by Ms. Pettit.

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    Option #1

    Create an erupting volcano and diorama of Mount Vesuvius/Pompeii. (100 points)


    Option #2

    Create an Ancient Rome guidebook (12 sites; group of two) or brochure (solo). (100 points)


    Option #3

    Act out a scene of an important historic event from Chapter 8 (Example: Caesar's death); this must include a written/typed script and costumes. (100 points)


    Option #4

    Create a Twelve Tables of Roman law to put in the class forum. (100 points)


    Option #5

    Create a gladius (short sword), pilum (spear), shield, and standard (at least 3 of the 4), for the Roman army. (Max. 90 points)


    Option #6

    Essay: In your opinion, who was Rome’s greatest leader? Why? (Max. 80 points)


    Option #7

    Write a newspaper article about one of the emperors of the Pax Romana. (Max. 70 points)


    Option #8

    Create a comic strip of an important historic event from Chapter 8. (Max. 70 points)

     

    Tuesday

       
    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video. 
    • In-class time to work on projects.

     

    Wednesday

       
    • In-class time to work on projects.
     

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • In-class time to work on projects.
     

    Friday

       
    • Last day to work on projects in class. 

      Due  Nov. 8

    October 21 - 25

     

    Ancient Rome

    Chapter 8

     

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES: After completing Ch. 8, students will be able to

    1. explain how Rome became a republic;
    2. describe how Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region;
    3. explain how the failure of the republic led to the creation of a Roman Empire;
    4. relate how military and political reforms made Rome rich and prosperous. 
    • Finish Pompeii factsheets 1, 2, and 3. 
    • Complete review quiz on sections 3 and 4 using the text. (pp. 277 - 294) 

     

    Tuesday

       
    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video. 
    • Finish Monday's assignments.

     Due in class (10/22)

    Wednesday

       
    • Jeopardy Review Game
     

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Finish Jeopardy Review game and discuss p. 295 which summarizes the main ideas in Ch. 8 as well as key vocabulary words.
     

    Friday

       
    • Ch 8 test on Ancient Rome

      Due in class

     

     

     

     

    The Renaissance

    Chapter 17

     

     

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES:

    1. Students will discuss the rebirth of art and Greek and Roman ideas in Italian city-states.
    2. Explain how the Renaissance spread to northern Europe.
    3. Describe the beginning of Protestantism and its spread.
    4. Summarize conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. 
    • What is the northern Renaissance? Who was William Shakespeare?
    • Read text pp. 625 - 627.
    • Complete Guided Reading Activity 17 - 2 pp. 57 and 62.
    • Complete notes on worksheet pages 330 - 331.

     

    Tuesday

       
    •  CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video. 
    • Quiz on Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 17

     

    Wednesday

     
    1. Students will be able to describe how Martin Luther's movement to reform the Roman Catholic Church resulted in new forms of Christianity.
     
    • The Reformation Begins (Sections 3) 
    • Read text pp. 633 - 637.
    • Complete Vocabulary Activity 17 - 3, p. 58 and Guided Reading Activity 17 - 3 on page 63.
    • Complete notes on worksheet pages 334 - 337.
     

    Thursday

     
    1. Students will be able to describe Calvinism's impact on the Church and political ramifications.
    2. Students will explain the differences between the ideas of Martin Luther and John Calvin.

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Read text pp. 64 - 641.
    • Finish all work previously started.
     

    Friday

     
    1. Students will review maps of the United States, Europe, and Asia.
     

     Due in class

     

     

     

     

    Your Middle Ages Project is worth 200 Points to your grade.  How you get those 200 points is going to be up to you.  Below you will find different tasks to complete. Each task is assigned a starting point value.  If you do the task and do it well you can earn those points. If you do the task, but do not put all your effort into it you may not earn all of the points assigned to that task. The goal is to complete enough tasks to earn 200 points and an A+ grade.

     

    There are many topics that you can explore within the Middle Ages.  You may want to focus on a single topic and do several activities related to it.  Alternatively, you may want to learn about different aspects of the Middle Ages by picking different topics for each activity.  It’s all up to you.  If you have an idea for a project that I didn’t think of, come bounce it off me and I’m likely to ok it and assign it a point value. 

               

     

    Peasant (30 Point) TASKS

    1. Write a poem that tells about life in the Middle Ages.
    2. Take a time machine trip back to the Middle Ages and bring back a souvenir of your trip.  Include a description of the item and its significance.

     

    Peasant (40 Point) TASKS

    1. Design a Middle Ages Quiz of 20 multiple choice questions. Include an answer key!
    2. Design a stained glass window depicting a medieval scene. Use tissue paper or colored wax paper to create a translucent effect.

     

    Knight (60 Point) TASKS

    1. Write and perform a TV commercial (1 minute long) to sell a trip in a time machine to the Middle Ages. Use detail. A written copy of your script must be handed in.
    2. Write a letter to someone from the Middle Ages telling why you admire (or object to) him/her.  Letter should be at least 200 words.
    3. Draw a family tree of a royal family from the Middle Ages.  Include at least 20 people, dates of birth, death, and years of reign. 
    4. Create a collage using magazine pictures and words that describe life in the Middle Ages. Fill the space well. Write a brief explanation of your collage.

     

    Duchess (50 Point) TASKS

    1. Design a front and back cover for a book that someone from the Middle Ages might have written.  It can be someone famous or not, and it may need to have been transcribed by someone literate.  Include all the important information about the book; a summary, information about the author, quotes from people who read the book, Illustration, etc.
    2. Write a Gregorian Chant or Madrigal (both types of music from the Middle Ages) about a topic that would have been important to someone in the Middle Ages
    3. Write a “Dear Abbey” type of advice column for Middle Ages people. Write letters from the people famous or unknown that ask for advice based on the problems they would have faced. Respond back with advice that you would give them to help with the problem.  You must have at least 4 letters asking for advice and 4 responses.

    Bishop (80 Point) TASKS

    1. Create a timeline of the Middle Ages from 450 – 1450 and include 20 events that you feel are critical to understanding the middle ages.  Include a brief description (1-2 sentences for each event) and an illustration.  Be sure you timeline visually represents the relative passage of time.
    2. Research a site in Europe that people visit today to learn about the Middle Ages.  Create a travel poster or brochure inviting people to come visit.  Be sure to include what there is to see and do there and what visitor should expect to learn.
    3. Create a board game that incorporates themes, ideas, and/or events from the Middle Ages.
    4. With a partner or two, create a news broadcast of a specific event (like a battle, coronation, death, etc.).  Your broadcast should describe the event, interview participants and perhaps include a map or other visual.  You can present your broadcast live or record it.  It should be at least 5 minutes long.  A written copy of your script must be handed in.

     

    King (100 Point) TASKS

    1. Chose a specific person and write a diary for him/her.  Research the person and base your diary on real events.  Write in the first person.  Include what happens as well as how they felt during this time.  You must have at least 8 diary entries.  Each entry must be at least 2 paragraphs long.
    2. Write a short story (3-5 pages) set in the Middle Ages. Although it can be fictional, it should be realistic.
    3. Create a diagram (2-D) or model (3-D) of something from the Middle Ages – perhaps a castle, a suit of armor, or a Viking boat.  Label at least 15 parts or point out 15 distinguishing characteristics.  For each label, include 2-3 sentences that provide a short written explanation of what its purpose or importance is. 
    4. Chose a historical movie or novel set in the Middle Ages.  Research the true story behind the story. Create a study guide featuring your own analysis of the historical accuracy and inaccuracy of the film/novel. The guide should contain a synopsis of the movie/film, the historical background of the topic, a comparison of any real people to characters in the movie/novel, and any other pertinent information to help guide someone judge the historical value of the work.

     


    Some possible topics to consider:

    Chivalry

    Feudalism (peasants, serfs, nobles)

    Castles (design and function; life within a castle)

    Knights

    Vikings (Viking culture, exploration, boat building)

    The Crusades

    Bubonic Plague

    Marco Polo

    Architecture (especially the great Cathedrals)

    Armor/Weapons

    stained glass

    Guild System

    the Medieval Church (abbots, bishops, the papacy)

    development of languages

    well-known figures

                Joan of Arc

                Charlemagne

                Richard the Lionhearted

                Eleanor of Aquitaine

                William the Conqueror

                Charles Martel

                The Princes in the Tower

    Military Action

                Battle of Tours

                Hundred Years War

                Wars of the Roses

    Battle of Stirling Bridge

    Battle of Vouille

    Monastic life (monks, nuns, Benedictine rule)

    Avignon Papacy

    Saints

    Medieval Town life

    Magna Carta

    Bayeux Tapestry

    Domesday Book

    Holy relics

    Illuminated Manuscripts

    Gregorian Chant

    Literature (possibly Song of Roland, Robin Hood)

    The Inquisition (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!)

    Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Goths, or another tribe – just stick with our time frame

     

    Time FrameDue Dates: Scroll down 

     

    December 21: (Winter Solstice – shortest day of the year)

     

    You must complete at least ONE 80 point task. If you are doing tasks for lower point values, you should complete TWO tasks.

     

    Merry Christmas!!!  Happy Hanukah!!! Enjoy your break!!!!

     

     

     

     

    Happy New Year!!!

     

    January 4: (Last day for in-class work)

    January 7:

    You must complete ONE task worth 80 points or TWO tasks for lower point values.

    January 11:

    All projects must be completed and turned in. Anything not turned in will receive a grade deduction of 10% per day, going no lower than 60%. However, you will only receive 60% if the project would have earned 100% if turned in on time.

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES:

    1. Students will be able to describe the rise and fall of the Roman Republic.
    2. Relate how the Roman Empire came to be.
    3. Discuss the beginnings and the spread of Christianity
    4. Explain the beginnings and spread of the Roman Republic

    1. Students will apply the steps of an inquiry process and gather and synthesize information.

    2. Assess the quality of information sources.

    3. Interpret and apply information to support conclusions and use group decision making strategies.

     

    • CNN 10 - Write down four notes and two questions for discussion.
    • Finish research for Julius Caesar debate in groups.

     Quiz tomorrow over sections 1 and 2

    Tuesday

       
    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Debate: Julius Caesar - Ambitious Dictator or Great Reformer?

     

    Wednesday

         

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Debate: Julius Caesar - Ambitious Dictator or Great Reformer?
     

    Friday

     
    1. Students will 
     

     Due in class

     

     

     

    7th Grade Social Studies

    Periods 1, 5 and 7

    September 24 - 29, 2018

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

           UNIT OBJECTIVES:

    1. Students will be able to describe the rise and fall of the Roman Republic.
    2. Relate how the Roman Empire came to be.
    3. Discuss the beginnings and the spread of Christianity
    4. Explain the beginnings and spread of the Roman Republic
    •  CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • Finish Section 1 on pp. 265 - 267. Take notes using the headings and sub-headings to identify main topics and important details.

     

    Tuesday

    1. Students will be able to explain the Roman Republic's political deveopment and the defeat of Carthage
    2. Students will use text headings to identify important details.
    3. Students will use graphic organizers for note taking.
     

     

    Wednesday

         

    Thursday

     

     

    • CNN10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10  Write four facts and two questions on the video.
    • The Punic Wars pp. 274 - 276
     

    Friday

     
    1. Students will be able to describe the rise and fall of the Roman Republic.
    2. Relate how the Roman Empire came to be. (Review of material covered this week)
     
    • Review Chapter 8, Sections 1 and 2. Assignment: WS 28 - 29 and 33 - 34.

     Due in class