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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Academic Vocabulary-Using Art in the 21st Century "Academic Vocabulary Digital Stories" /ART

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.5
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.10
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Unit- Rome

ROME- OVERVIEW
Essential Questions
  • How does geography influence the way people live?
  • How do governments change?
  • Why does conflict develop?
  • What are the characteristics of a leader?
Students will know:
  • the effect that geography had on the rise of Rome
  • how Rome gained control of the Mediterranean region
  • how conflict between Rome's social classes led to change in its government
  • what caused the decline of the Roman Republic
  • the events that enabled Rome to become an empire
  • what caused the Roman Empire to prosper
Students will be able to:
  • explain how geographic features contributed to the settlement and growth of Rome
  • analyze the perspective of a member of a Roman-conquered community
  • identify reasons why inequality exists
  • discuss the perspective of the Roman social classes
  • explain how conflict was resolved between patricians and plebeians
  • discuss how conflict between Rome and Carthage led to the Punic Wars
  • describe the events of the Punic Wars
  • analyze problems that can cause a nation's decline
  • identify the causes of the Roman Republic's decline
  • determine the impact of Julius Caesar
  • identify the events and people that led to the establishment of the Roman Empire
  • identify qualities of a good leader
  • determine the impact of Augustus
  • compare actions of Roman leaders with today's U.S. leaders.
Common Core Standards:

Key Ideas and Details

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6 Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and profic
NCSS Standards covered in "Rome: Republic to Empire"
Learners will understand:
1  CULTURE
2. Concepts such as beliefs, values, institutions, cohesion, diversity, accommodation, adaptation, assimilation, and dissonance
4. That the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a culture form an integrated system that helps shape the activities and ways of life that define a culture
6. That culture may change in response to changing needs, concerns, social, political, and geographic conditions
2  TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
2. Concepts such as: chronology, causality, change, conflict, complexity, multiple perspectives, primary and secondary sources, and cause and effect
5. Key historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures (e.g., the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, the development of technology, the rise of modern nation-states, and the establishment and breakdown of colonial systems)
7. The contributions of key persons, groups, and events from the past and their influence on the present
3  PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
1. The theme of people, places, and environments involves the study of the relationships between human populations in different locations and geographic phenomena such as climate, vegetation, and natural resources
5  INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS
8. That when two or more groups with differing norms and beliefs interact, accommodation or conflict may result
6 POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE
2. Fundamental ideas that are the foundation of American constitutional democracy (including those of the U.S. Constitution, popular sovereignty, the rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, minority rights, the separation of church and state, and Federalism)
5. The ways in which governments meet the needs and wants of citizens, manage conflict, and establish order and society
7  PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION
1. Individuals, government, and society experience scarcity because human wants and needs exceed what can be produced from available resources
3. The economic choices that people make have both present and future consequences
10  CIVIC IDEALS AND PRACTICES
1. The theme of civic ideals and practices helps us to learn about and know how to work for the betterment of society
2. Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent
3. Key practices involving the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the exercise of citizenship (e.g., respecting the rule of law and due process, voting, serving on a jury, researching issues, making informed judgments, expressing views on issues, and collaborating with others to take civic action)
4. The common good, and the rule of law
7. Key past and present issues involving democratic ideals and practices, as well as the perspectives of various stakeholders in proposing possible solutions to these issues

Monday, February 24, 2014

Welcome Back

All Classes: Complete Alexander the Great Project

New Unit: The Founding of Rome

Assignment #1