Topic outline

  • Welcome to Seventh Grade Social Studies

     

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  • December 17-21

    M- Video- Engineering an Empire: Rome

    HW- Talk to family members: "What influence has Ancient Rome had on us in the USA today?"  This will help you with your project.  More information after break.  You can read the info in the link below if you want.

    T- Aqueduct Challenge

    HW-  Talk to family members: "What influence has Ancient Rome had on us in the USA today?"  This will help you with your project.  More info after break.  You can read the info in the link below if you want.

    W- Complete Aqueduct Challenge

    HW-  Talk to family members: "What influence has Ancient Rome had on us in the USA today?"  This will help you with your project.  More information after break.  You can read the info in the link below if you want.

    R-F-  No School: Christmas-New Year's  Break

  • Dec 10-14

    M- Complete Review CH 8 Sec 1, Begin Review Ch 8 Sec 2

    HW- Complete Complete Review Questions p 246 Key Terms, Target Reading Skill, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b Due Tues

    T- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

    HW- Test Friday

    W- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Review Questions Together in class

    HW- Test Friday

    R-   Review Ch 8 Sec 2 

    HW-  TEST FRIDAY  Ch 8

    F- TEST   Ch 8 Do you have a note card for essay prewriting?  Essay question answer: You can not be wrong if you have a well supported reason.  However, it is a bad reason if you say "They probably liked the way the Greeks did it," or anything else like that.

    HW-    None

  • December 3-7

    M-  Turn in Wreath/Stars, With group Complete "World's Greatest Answers" for Review Questions Ch 8 Sec 1

    HW-  NONE

    T- Review Ch 8 Sec 1

    HW-  None

    W-  READ Ch 8 Sec 2  Complete Review Questions p246 (Key Terms, Comprehension and Critical Thinking 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) (SUB)

    HW- Complete Review Questions p246 (Key Terms, Comprehension and Critical Thinking 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) 

    R- Review Ch 8 Sec 2 Work with group to make the world's greatest answer.

    HW-  None 

    F- Review Ch 8 Section 2 

    HW-  None

  • Nov 26- 30

    M-  Complete Ch 7 Test

          When finished- Take Ch 8 PRE-Test:  Link is below

    HW- None

    T-    Complete Pre-Test Ch 8 if not done, Video:   Alexander the Great

    HW- None

    W- Vocabulary Activity: Origami Wreath/Start

    HW- Complete Vocab Activity Due Friday

    R-  HOW TO: Review Questions

    HW- READ CH 8 Sec 1 ALL , 

    F-  Complete Review Questions Ch 8 Sec 1 p 235.  When finished with questions watch the video "Rome: Power and Glory" in the link below (SUB)

    HW-  Complete Review Questions Ch 8 Sec 1 p235

  • Roman Key Ideas

    Romans hated the Etruscan king and wanted to run their own government more equally

    Romans admired Greek Democracy===> Republic is the result   NO KINGS!

    Patricians vs. Plebeians   (rich vs. poor)

    Rich people thought they should run things

    Common people wanted equal rights

    Trade and travel is essential to grow and maintain countries.  Roads and ports

    Arches and concrete allowed Romans to build huge, impressive structures

    Republic form of government originated in Rome

               Choose representatives to make decisions.  Good for large countries.

    Roman law influenced American law.  

                Common laws for all.  Make them public knowledge.

    Five Good Emperors expanded Roman territory

    Bad Emperors were corrupt- more concerned with power and wealth than the people

    Diocletian split the empire to make it easier to rule

    Constantine won a civil war to take over the whole thing

    Constantine moved the capital to Constantinople

    West fell apart because of Germanic invasions.

    East stood strong and becomes the Byzantine Empire

    Three classes of Romans- 1.  Patricians 2. Plebeians 3. Slaves

    Men had to register for the census to be counted as citizens

                     - claimed women, children and slaves 

    Paterfamilias- head of household, oldest male, made or approved all decisions

    Christianity began in Judea during Augustus's rule

         1. Accept Jesus as Son of God  2.Golden Rule  3. Eternity in Heaven

    Christians were blamed for almost all problems in the Empire before Constantine

    The Romans then spread Christianity to those they took over or befriended

    Cost-Benefit of Economic and Business decisions for Roman building projects 

    • November 12-16

      M- Veterans Day Video, Cards, Prep Conference Folders

      HW-  Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday

      T-  Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos)  You may take the Ch 7 Test if you are ready.

      HW- Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos)

      W- Complete all of Ch 7 Sec 3 by Wednesday (READ, Annotated Picture Notes, Videos) You may take the Ch 7 Test if you are ready.

      HW-  Ch 7 Test Thursday 

       You may have a note card or sticky note with PREWRITING for your essays.  DON'T try to write entire essays on  there. 

      R-  Ch 7 Test

      HW-  None

      F-  Video

      HW-  None

      Have a Great Thanksgiving Break!

    • November 5-9

      M- Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p200-201, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p202-203 Due Tuesday

      HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p202-203 Annotated Pic Notes for Tuesday

      T-  Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p202-203,  QUIZ Ch 7 Sec 1

      HW-  None

      W-  READ Ch 7 Sec 2 p 206-213, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p206-209 Due Thursday

      HW-  Complete Annotated Picture Notes p206-209 Due Thursday

      R- Watch Videos p 206-209, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p 210-213 Due Friday

      HW- Complete Annotated Picture Notes p 210-213 Due Friday

      F- Watch Videos p 210-213, QUIZ Ch 7 Sec 2 Due Tuesday

      HW- QUIZ Ch 7 Sec 2 Due Tuesday

      Fall of Greece BIG IDEAS

      1.  Alexander the Great took Greek culture and ideas (Hellenism) to the world.  (It still affects you.)

      2.  Euclid invented the way you learn and understand geometry

      3.  Archimedes used simple machines to make life easier

    • October 29-November 2

      M- Vocabulary Activity Ch 7- Torn Turkeys

      HW- Complete Torn Turkeys Due Friday

      T-  New LT Poem, How To: Annotated Picture Notes, READ Ch 7 Sec 1, Ch 7 Sec 1 Annotated Picture Notes p198-199

      HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p198-199 Annotated Pic Notes for Tuesday

      W- Begin watching review videos Sec 1 p198-199, Complete Annotated Picture Notes p200-201 Due Thurs

      HW- Complete Ch 7 Sec 1 p198-199 Annotated Pic Notes for Wednesday

      R- Financial Ed: Checking Accounts

      HW- None

      F- Financial Ed: Philanthropy

      HW- None

    • October 22-26

      M-F  Camp Nuhop

      • October 15-19

        Regular Class Monday-  T- F is Financial Ed with OSU Extension Agent Cassie Anderson

        M-  Finish Video- Engineering an Empire: Ancient Greece

        HW- None

        T-  Mrs. Anderson- Financial Literacy Activities

        HW None

        W-  Mrs. Anderson- Financial Literacy Activities

        HW None

        R-  CAMP INFO and Q&A

        HW None

        F-  Mrs. Anderson- Financial Literacy Activities

        HW-  PACK FOR CAMP!

        • October 8- 12

          M-  Review Ch 6 Sec 2 In class

          HW-    Ch 6 Test -  Complete Review Packet

          T-  Complete Ch 6 Sec 2 Review,  CH 6 Review

          HW-  Ch 6 Test WEDNESDAY-  Complete Review Packet

           W- CH 6 TEST

          HW- None

          R- Video- Engineering an Empire

          HW- None

          F- Finish Video, Vocabulary Activity

          HW- None

        • October 1-5

          M- Start review of Sec 1

          HW- None

          T-  Review Sec 1 (continued)

          HW- None

          W- READ Ch 6 Sec 2 ALL,  Complete Summary Notes p180-183

          HW- Complete Summary Notes p180-183

          R-  Complete Summary Notes p184-188

          HW- Complete Summary Notes p184-188

          F- Start review of Sec 2

          HW- None

           

        • September 24-28

          M- Safe Online Talk, Who is Creepy?

          HW- None

          T-  Ch 6 Pretest

          Vocabulary Activity Ch 6- Pumpkin Patch

          HW- Finish Pumpkin Patch Vocabulary Activity- Due Friday

          W- How to READ, not just read.  

          READ Ch 6 Sec 1, when finished, complete your Pumpkin Vocabulary Ch 6

          HW- Learning Target Poem-  READ Ch 6 Sec 1

          R-  How to Make Summary Notes

          HW-  Complete Summary Notes CH 6 Sec 1 p168-171

          F-  Complete Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1 p172-175 (Include  p173 Temple of Artemis)

          HW-  Complete Summary Notes Ch 6 Sec 1 p172-175 (Include  p173 Temple of Artemis)

          How to make summaries.  READ  first, then :

          1.  Look at one titled section at a time 

          2. Write the title as a heading.  (You can use color if that works for you.) (For the first page, there is not title.  Label it "Introduction")

          3.  Pick out the most important ideas. 

          4.  Write them in your own words. 

          5. You need at least 2 sentences but no more than half the number of sentences you read to summarize.  A good rule of thumb is at least one sentence per paragraph. 

          6.  Always write the vocabulary and definitions in the section (They don't count as a summary sentence.)

          Look at "Ch 6 Summaries Blank" below for an example.

          Rise of Greece BIG IDEAS

          1.  Ancient Greece was centered around the Aegean Sea- all travel, trade, and life was centered there

          2. Democracy was developed in Greece-  One Man=One Vote

          3. Greece Influenced Rome

          4.  Both Greece and Rome influenced the USA- culture, art, writing, architecture, philosophy, and government

        • September 17-21

          M- Constitution Day Presentation-   

          HW-  None

          T-  Internet Use and Safety- Cyberbullying 

          HW- None

          W-  My Media Usage- 3P's

          HW- None

          R- Safe Online Talk

          HW- None  

          F-    No School-  Teacher Inservice Day

          • September 10-14

            M-  Improving Online Searches

                 HW- Detecting Scams Worksheet  Due Thursday

            T- 9/11 Presentation

                 HW-  None

            W-  9/11 Presentation- Conclusion and Q&A

                  HW-  

            R-    Internet Use and Safety-  Online Scams-  Detecting Scams Worksheet Due

                   HW-  None

            F-  Internet Use and Safety-  Online Scams

                    HW-  None

            - Internet Use and Safety-  Online Scams

                    HW-   Complete the Scams and Schemes Worksheet

            • September 3-7

              M-  No School-  Labor Day 

              T-  CAP Pre-Test

              HW-  NONE

              W-  Internet Use and Safety Continued-  Digital Life 101- Common Sense Media

              HW-  Write a simile or metaphor comparing your digital life to something.  Create a simple 8.5x11 poster that illustrates your digital life including your metaphor or simile.  Due Friday

              R-  Internet Use and Safety Continued-  Strategic Searching

              HW- Create a simple 8.5x11 poster that illustrates your digital life including your metaphor or simile.  Due Friday

              F- Your Digital Life Metaphor Poster DUE

              Internet Use and Safety Continued-  Strategic Searching

              HW- No HW

               

            • 8/27-8/31

              MAP Testing schedule changes period length

              M- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Tuesday 9/4

              HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Tuesday 9/4

              T- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Tuesday 9/4

              HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Tuesday 9/4

              W-F  No School-Fair

              Have a nice Break!  Don't eat too many funnel cakes.

                 

              HW- Common Sense Media Online Internet Use and Safety Game- All 8 Complete by Tuesday 9/4

               

              Complete means Game Score= 85%, Progress Score= 90%

                Take a screen shot, print your certificate page, or take a picture of what you completed to make sure you have a record of what you complete.  This website recognizes your username and your location.  If you work at school then at home, it sees that as two different users.  

               

              • August 13-17

                M-  None

                T-  Teacher Work Day

                W- First Day- Welcome Back

                HW- Review, sign and return one copy of the Course Expectations Page  Due Fri 8/24

                R-  Rules, expectations and procedures,  Diplomacy Activity

                HW- Review, sign and return one copy of the Course Expectations Page  Due Fri 8/24

                F-  Continue Diplomacy Activity

                HW- Review, sign and return one copy of the Course Expectations Page  Due Fri 8/24

                 

                • WELCOME BACK!

                  Watch my welcome back video here if you want to know more about how class works and what we will study.

                • August 20-24

                  M- Diplomacy Activity- Arrange Our Room

                  HW-  Sign and return one copy of Classroom Expectations by Friday

                  T- Diplomacy Activity- Pick one arrangement.  Internet Use and Safety Pre-Test

                  HW-  None

                  W- Diplomacy Activity- Where do I sit?

                  HW- None

                  R- Digital Compass Online Activity (LINK BELOW)

                  HW-  Complete your online game.

                  F-   Digital Compass Online Activity (LINK BELOW)

                  HW-  Complete your online game.

                  A game is considered COMPLETE when your Progress score is at least 90% and your Game score is at least 85%.