Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hopefully we can get something started tomorrow. I will pass back 9/11 DBQ exercises tomorrow and you will practice a "Gray Area Thesis" ...Introductory Paragraph to a prompt. ...ALTHOUGH...THUS...  bet you can't wait.  When we finish that we will finish the Historific Sandwich and Yoda thing. Get ready!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hello Glacier's Finest!  Looks like I am going to be gone on Monday as well!!!!  Hold on to your Exploration period M-C and Short Answer exercise until Tuesday.  The substitute will show a video from the History Channel's "America: The Story of Us." It is the last episode of the series..."Millenium" and it summarizes American History...and all its progress...from Jamestown to 9/11.  Create a title page in your NB's with the title..big, bold and beautiful on top of page, and write PRICE TAGS down the left margin...big, bold, and beautiful...full length of page...fill in the "cowbell" of historical progress as you watch the video...it is pretty cool...and has something to do with Yoda I'll bet!  See you Tuesday...Juniors have school pictures on Tuesday...packets are on my table by the door in the classroom!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT!!  

TONIGHT READ CH. 1 OF THE 9/11 REPORT, "We Have Some Planes." As you read...or after you are done...write down five questions...any questions you have...from the report.  They can be about anything!   Tomorrow we will discuss the events on that day...13 years ago!  We will finish the Sandwich...Yoda...thing Friday!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GOTTA LOVE THE "HISTORIFIC SANDWICH" AND THE ARMSTRONG POWER LECTURE!

YOU SHOULD BE REVIEWING THROUGH YOUR SUMMER NOTES...ESPECIALLY PAGEANT CH. 1-2!!!   WE WILL TRY AND MAKE A CONNECTION WITH OUR CLASS LECTURE...YOU COULD BROWSE THROUGH THE TEXTBOOK TOO!  SEE YOU TOMORROW...WHAT WAS THAT ROLL OF TOILET PAPER AGAIN??????

OPEN HOUSE IS TOMORROW 5-8PM...TELL THE FOLKS!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Now that you have your Summer Assignment back...reorganize it in the 3 Ringed Binder.

Your First page should be Digital History, Ch. 1.  An Introduction to the Study of History.  Place it in the front keeping your answers to the activities with it.  YOU DECIDE how to best organize and blend the Pageant Notes with the Digital History Chapters.  Keep the Chapters in tact... but as you can see there is overlap...you must organize the materials the best you can!.  Let's see if you can do this? Example: (although perhaps inaccurate!) Ch.5 Textbook notes with Ch.2 Digital?  This will require to look through the content...try and contextualize it...proper time frame.

TOPIC TITLES:

1. Why Study History -
2. Historical Sandwich - New World Begins...Exploration...to 1607
3. Colonial Period: 1607-1750
           A. 13 Colonies - 3 Colonial Sections: Characteristics and Benefits
           B. Native American Conflicts
           C. Mercanitlism
           D. Puritanism...grrrrr
           E. Great Awakening
           F. Enlightenment

Classroom Lectures/discussions, Crashcourse videos, and group activities will be clear by end of unit.




Friday, September 5, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  Working/discussing "Thinking History."  We will finish on Monday and hand back notebooks and begin with some actual content...Have a great weekend...look at the Historical Thinking Chart and Tools for Historians Craft that we glued into the spirals today...eventually...pretty simple stuff!  Prepare...the infamous "Historific Sandwich" Lecture is fast approaching!   Toga!!! Toga!!! Toga!!!...I mean Yoda!!!! Yoda!!! Yoda!!!!...Cashmere????? Huh? :)

                  GO WOLFPACK!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Discussed Diagnostic Test today...and the results are:  3rd Hour averages = 25.2/55...45.9% ...High/33, Low/15.   7th Hour averages= 20/55...40.1%  High/25, Low/19.  

COMBINED: 23/55...42.5%...not too bad for the start of the year.

3rd Hour - I will give you the handout I gave 7th period first thing tomorrow and we will work on "Thinking History" then.

7th Hour - You took the handout on "Thinking History" as you left the class.  You must have all the items answered and explained...in writing when you walk into the room...YOU will run the activity.

WE WILL START CONTENT ON MONDAY!