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Unit Overview:
Major Concepts:
1. Why did people in Europe explore new areas?
2. Who were some of the explorers? Where did they explore?
3. What was the impact of exploration on the Americas?
4. What is the Columbian exchange? What are examples of items that were exchanged?
5. What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
6. Why did slavery start in the Americas? What were conditions like?

Vocabulary:
Northwest Passage                Samuel Champlain              Strait
Spanish Armada                     Ferdinand Magellan            Circumnavigate
Monopoly                                  Vasco da Gama                Amerigo Vespucci
Encomienda System               Bartolomeu Dias                Protestant Reformation
Columbian Exchange             Christopher Columbus       Council of the Indies
Pueblos                                    Missions                            Presidios
Royal Road                                Plantations
Vasco Nunez de Balboa        Jacques Cartier                    Henry Hudson
Conquistadores                        Roanoke                             New Netherland
New France                              Leif Erikson                        Henry the Navigator
Astrolabe                                   Caravels                             Francisco Pizarro
John Cabot                                Line of Demarcation          Juan Ponce de Leon
Hernando de Soto                   Middle Passage                       
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and Panfilo de Narvaez

Monday 12/10
Learning Goal=What does it mean to explore? Why do people explore? What parts of the world have been explored?
1. Do Now=What do you know about exploration- created web in Inspiration
2. Video- The Explorers: A Century of Exploration, complete notes sheet

Tuesday 12/11
Learning Goal=What does it mean to explore? Why do people explore? What parts of the world have been explored?
1. Continue with video and notes

Wednesday 12/12
Learning Goal= List reasons why Europeans began exploring.
1.
Do Now= Open Pages document and create a table of the pros and cons of exploration. Use your notes from the video to help you.
2. Reasons for exploration notes

Thursday 12/13
Learning Goal= Who were the first Europeans in North America? Where did they land and why did they not settle there for long? What was Prince Henry's impact on exploration? Why did Europeans begin looking for a sea route to Asia? What advancements in technology helped explorers? Who was the first person to attempt to sail around Africa? What conditions made it possible for him to try to sail around Africa? Was he successful?  What impact did that exploration have?
1. Do Now- Look at the unit overview for this unit; what vocabulary terms are you all ready comfortable with?

2. 8B-reasons for exploration notes
3. Early Exploration- read pages 38-41 as a whole class and complete Early European Exploration Notes (download and open in Good Reader)
4. HW= Timeline Practice sheet (download and open in Good Reader, then place in your SS Google Folder when complete)
5. Quiz corrections due 12/20

Friday 12/14
Learning Goal= Who were the first Europeans in North America? Where did they land and why did they not settle there for long?
What was Prince Henry's impact on exploration? Why did Europeans begin looking for a sea route to Asia? What advancements in technology helped explorers? Who was the first person to attempt to sail around Africa? What conditions made it possible for him to try to sail around Africa? Was he successful?  What impact did that exploration have?
1. Do Now= Read the following sentences and combine them into 1-2 sentences. You may add and delete words as you see fit. Write your new sentence in Pages (you can add it to your Reasons for exploration notes)
                Leif Eriksson was a Viking.
                Leif Eriksson went to Greenland in 1000.
                Leif Eriksson landed in Canada.
                The Vikings created the settlement named Vinland.
                The Vikings did not stay in Vinland very long.

2. Review Timeline Practice
3. Finish
Early Exploration- read pages 38-41 as a whole class and complete Early European Exploration Notes in Good Reader
4. Quiz corrections due 12/20

Monday 12/17
Learning Goal= Who was the first person to attempt to sail around Africa? What conditions made it possible for him to try to sail around Africa? Was he successful?  What impact did that exploration have?
1. Finish reading pages 38-41 and complete your Early European Exploration Notes in Good Reader.
2.
Complete Section 1 Vocabulary Builder- download and open in Good Reader.
3. Work on homework for another class or read.


Tuesday 12/18
Learning Goal= Who was the first person to attempt to sail around Africa? What conditions made it possible for him to try to sail around Africa? Was he successful?  What impact did that exploration have? Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his "new" idea? What was his mistake? What did this lead to?
1. Review
Early European Exploration notes and Vocabulary Builder
2. Open up your KWL in Inspiration and add to the What you have learned bubbles
3. Do a general Google search on Christopher Columbus, what do you kinds of information do you find about him and his exploration? Is it mostly positive, negative, or neutral. Share 2 pieces of information that support your opinion.
4. Read pages 42-43 stop at Impact of Columbus's Voyage, Complete  Europeans Reach the Americas notes
5. Quiz corrections due 12/20


Wednesday 12/19
Learning Goal= Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his "new" idea? What was his mistake? What did this lead to?
1. Review Vocabulary Builder
2. Open up your KWL in Inspiration and add to the what you have learned bubbles
3. Do a general Google search on Christopher Columbus, what do you kinds of information do you find about him and his exploration? Is it mostly positive, negative, or neutral. Share 2 pieces of information that support your opinion.
4. Read pages 42-43 stop at Impact of Columbus's Voyage, Complete  Europeans Reach the Americas notes
5. Quiz corrections due 12/20


Thursday 12/20
Learning Goal=Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his "new" idea? What was his mistake? What did this lead to?
1. Continue Reading and working on Europeans Reach the Americas notes

Friday 12/21Have a great vacation!

Friday 1/4
Learning Goal=
Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his "new" idea? What was his mistake? What did this lead to? Who else explored after Columbus? Where did they go?
1. Continue reading and working on Europeans Reach the Americas notes
2. Add what you have learned to your KWL in Inspiration
3. Download and complete Exploration questions due at the beginning of class
Tuesday 1/8
4. Study for quiz on sect 1 and sect 2 on
Wednesday 1/9

Monday 1/7

Wed 1/9
1. Do Now=
2. Smells of the Columbian Exchange Activity
3. Download and complete Exploration questions due at the beginning of class T
in SS Google folder
4. Study for quiz on sect 1 and sect 2 on Wed 1/9

Tuesday 1/8
1. Do Now=
2.

Wednesday 1/9
1.

Thursday 1/10
1. Do Now- Write down foods that you associate with certain parts of the world
2. Finish Columbian Exchange activity- what was in the cups, complete parts 3 and 4 of handout

3. Review answers to yesterday's Columbus questions.
4. Read article What's Wrong with Columbus Day
5. Using information from our textbook and the 2 articles you have read about Columbus, Answer 1 of the following questions. Your response should be written in complete sentences and make sure you back up your opinion!   
    a. Should Columbus Day be celebrated? If yes, explain why Columbus Day should be celebrated and how it should be celebrated   

    b. Should Columbus Day be celebrated? If no, explain why Columbus Day should not be celebrated and what should be celebrated instead.Please finish this for HW!

Study for Quiz!


Friday 1/11
1. Quiz Ch 2 sect 1 &2
2. Turn in Columbus Day answer to SS Google Folder

Monday 1/14

Learning Goal=
Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Do Now= answer the following questions:
-"I was a Portuguese navigator who led the first crew of sailors to circumnavigate the globe. Who am I?"    -"I was an imaginary boundary that divided the Atlantic Ocean. What am I?"   
-"I was the exchange of plants and animals between the Americas and other areas. What am I?"   
-"I led an expedition that landed on an island in the Bahamas in 1492. Who am I?

2. 8B Columbus Day celebrated?
3. European Exploration Timeline Project directions- download and open in Good Reader
4. Pass out rubric for Timeline
5. HW= Timeline Chart due Friday 1/18

Tuesday 1/15
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Do Now=Read the following statements and combine  them into 3-4 sentences. You may add and delete words as you see fit.
  • Louis Joilet was a French explorer.
  • Louis Joilet explored in 1673.
  • Louis Joliet traveled from Lake Michigan to Green Bay, Wisconsin to the Fox River to the Mississippi River.
  • He went down the Mississppi River to Arkansas and took the Illinois River to the Chicago River to Lake Michigan.
  • Louis Joilet mapped the areas he explored.
  • Louis Joilet helped to increase fur trading further west.

2. Work on Timeline Chart
3. HW= Timeline Chart due Friday 1/18

Wednesday 1/16 No class because of exam schedule.

Thursday 1/17 Ski Day

Friday 1/18
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
2. Pass out European Timeline Chart Assessment
3. Finish working on chart and turn it in with the assessment sheet. Remember your chart counts as your last quiz grade of the quarter!

Monday 1/21 No School

Tuesday 1/22
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Do Now= Review Timeline Rubric
2. Sample captions, score using rubric and discuss criteria
3. Work on timelines due Monday 1/29

Wednesday 1/23
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Work on timelines
due Monday 1/29

Thursday 1/24
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Work on timeline due Monday 1/29

Friday 1/25
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Do Now- Open your timeline. Pick a partner and swap iPads so you will be viewing each others timelines. Read the captions that have been completed so far and complete the Peer Feedback Checklist. Return the iPad and Peer Feedback Checklist to your partner.
2. Review Review your feedback from your partner.
3. Continue working on your timeline, due Monday 1/29

Monday 1/28
Learning Goal=Who were some other explorers of North America? Where did they explore? What were the effects of exploration?
1. Do Now= Open up your timeline and complete the Revising Checklist
2. Finish revising your timeline
3. Score your timeline on your rubric and turn your rubric into the inbox.
4. Your finished timeline should be emailed to Mrs. Flieger with the subject; 8A First Name Last  as Name Explorers Timeline
5. The timeline is due at the end of the period. 

Tuesday 1/29 
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Outstanding Citizen Nominations via Google Forms:

2. Class Participation Self Assessment
3. Download and open in Good Reader Spain Builds an Empire Notes
4. Download and open in Good Reader Mr. Nussbaum- the Age of of Exploration- read and complete for HW!
5. Anyone who had technical difficulties needs to turn in their timelines by Wednesday 1/30

Wednesday 1/30
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Do a Google search to find out what parts of North and South America were under Spanish control and create a list of those areas 
2. Review Mr. Nussbaum- the Age of of Exploration homework
3. Finish Spain Builds an Empire Notes
4. Read pages 47-48 only the heading Spanish Settlements and download and add to Spanish Settles the Americas notes 
5. Read pages 50-51 Spanish Treatment of Native Americans and add to Spanish Settles the Americas notes
6. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment 

Thursday 1/31
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Go to the following link Spain's New World Empire and scroll down.  What images catch your attention and why? How do the images connect or add to what you are learning about exploration and/or Spain's settlement of the Americas. Please write down your thoughts and be prepared to share.
2. 8A- Finish Spain Builds an Empire Notes
3. Read pages 47-48 only the heading Spanish Settlements and download and add to Spain Settles the Americas notes 
4. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment

Friday 2/1
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= how wealthy was Spain becoming because of its settlements in the Americas? This is on paper!
2. Activity
3. Review Mr. Nussbaum- the Age of of Exploration homework that was due Wed.
4. Finish reading page 48 and add to Spain Settles the Americas notes
5. Read pages 50-51 Spanish Treatment of Native Americans and add to Spain Settles the Americas notes
6. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment and turn it in

Monday 2/4
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= send Mrs. Flieger an email explaining 2 goals the Spanish had in creating settlements in the Americas and back up each of those goals with an example or supporting detail.  The subject line of the email should be 8A First and Last Name Spain
2. Finish reading page 48 and add to Spain Settles the Americas notes
3. Read pages 50-51 Spanish Treatment of Native Americans and add to Spain Settles the Americas notes
4. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment

Tuesday 2/5
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Complete New Empires in the Americas Sect 3
2. Review Spain Settles the Americas notes
3. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment
4. Study for Quiz Friday 2/8

Wednesday 2/6 No regular SS class b/c of schedule changes

Thursday 2/7
Learning Goal=What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Draw a picture to represent the 4 different types of Spanish settlements- Pueblos, Missions, Presidios, and Haciendas
2. Finish reviewing Spain Settles the Americas notes
3. Read the following link  How the Spanish treated Native Americans and explain how this blog connects to what you have learned in class about Spain and it's settlement of the Americas. Please provide specific examples and record them in complete sentences in Pages.
4. Fill out your Participation Self Assessment
5. Study for Quiz Friday 2/8

Friday 2/8
Learning Goal= What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Share connections with How the Spanish treated Native Americans article.
2. Spain settles the Americas quiz
3. While you're taking your quiz give Mrs. Flieger your iPad so I can grade timelines.
4. Fill out and turn in your Participation Self Assessment

Monday 2/11
Learning Goal=Explain what the Northwest Passage is and why so many explorers have searched for it.
1. Do Now- What is the Northwest Passage and did any explorer find it?
2. Read the following article and answer the questions.

Tuesday 2/12
Learning Goal=Explain what the Northwest Passage is and why so many explorers have searched for it.  What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= Download, open in Good Reader, and complete Searching for the Northwest Passage
2. Discuss yesterday's article and questions
3. Video Clip- Bear Grylls Travels the Northwest Passage
4. HW= Read Burlington Free Press Article "Retreating ice opens Northwest Passage" and create a list of advantages and disadvantages of the passage opening up.

Wednesday 2/13
Learning Goal=Explain what the Northwest Passage is and why so many explorers have searched for it.  What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Do Now= In your opinion is the "best" Northwest Passage a shipping route like the one we have focused on or do you think there are other possible Northwest Passage routes? Make sure you support your opinion.
2. Review HW= "Retreating ice opens Northwest Passage" and create a list of advantages and disadvantages of the passage opening up.
3. Download and open Good Reader Early European Settlement of North America Project directions

Resources:
New France:
 
New Netherland:

 
Roanoke:

Thursday 2/14 Ski Day

Friday 2/15
What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Continue research of settlements and taking notes in Outline Pro

Monday 2/18
What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Continue research of settlements and taking notes in Outline Pro at the library?

Tuesday 2/19
What were some of the early settlements in North America? How did European nations organize their settlements differently?
1. Continue research of settlements and taking notes in Outline Pro
2. Sample notes about New Sweden

Wednesday 2/20 

Thursday 2/21

Friday 2/22
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1. Do Now=complete section 4 handout
2. Events in Europe Affecting Exploration and Settlement of North America timeline/notes
3. Review HW

1. Do Now= Go to this link- http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/northwest-passage.htm and answer the following questions:
    -where is the Northwest Passage described in this article?
    -what has caused a Northwest Passage to exist in modern times?
    - what could be a benefit of this passage opening up?
2. Events in
Europe Affecting Exploration and Settlement of North America timeline/notes
3. Review HW

1. Review directions for Race for Empires assignment
2. Share model Venn diagram New Sweden and New Spain-relationship with Native Americans
3. Work on Race for Empires assignment using resources shared under Wednesday 1/11
4. Tell Mrs. Flieger what options you are doing for this assignment!

3. Map of the original 13 colonies
1. Pass back Race for Empires assignment
2. Discussion questions and participation handouts-review
3. Small group discussion with whole class check ins
4. Complete and turn in participation handout
1. Do Now= Race for Empires Review via Google Docs:
3. Push/Pull Theory of Migration (What affects the development of a community?)
4. Complete 13 colonies map finish for homework if not done in class
5. HW= read Jamestown and Plymouth Similar But Different and complete Venn diagram-categories include year, location, goal of settlers, relationship with Native Americans, and economy


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