Agenda

Agenda contains a detailed outline of the daily lesson, including Cornell Notes, resource links, pictures, maps, diagrams, and answer keys. Any student absent from social studies needs to use the Agenda page to make up missing work. 

How the States Got their Shapes (Day Six)

posted by James Garritson   [ updated ]

Learning Target: I will explain how some of the States were shaped in the United States. 
  1. Take out the AgendaAssignment Card, A9: RSG Chpt. 3 pages 27-34, A7: United States Review Map, and How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes. Place bags in the back and front corner of the classroom.
  2. Open the Agenda and show the ClassDojo Password Sheet parent signature for a grade.
  3. Fill out the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes, while watching the documentary. There will be a quiz on this video. 
  4. Review the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes and complete A9: RSG Chpt. 3 pages 27-34 tonight. Work on pages 35-38 from A10: RSG Chpt. 4 pages 35-44.

United States Geography Test

posted Sep 15, 2017, 8:53 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 8:58 AM ]

Learning Target: I can identify the locations of all 50 States and Capitals.
  1. Take out a pen or pencil and then place bags in the back of room.
  2. Sing Memorize the 50 states Song, a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
  3. Students will receive a United States Geography Map and a United States Geography Test Answer Sheet. Head both sides of both sheets. 
  4. Begin the United States Geography Test once receiving the United States Geography Test Map/A10: Declaration of Independence Written Pretest.
  5. Silently work on A10: Declaration of Independence Written Pretest once completing the geography test.
  6. Work on A9: RSG Chpt. 3 pages 35-44 and review How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes tonight.

Declaration Pretest

How the States Got their Shapes (Day Five)

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:35 PM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:36 PM ]

Learning Target: I will identity the three major empires that colonized the Americas.
  1. Take out the AgendaAssignment CardA2: United States Capitals Pretest/A3: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, and A4:United States Geography Pretest/A5:United States Statehood Sheet, and ClassDojo Password SheetPlace bags in the back and front corner of the classroom.
  2. Open the Agenda and show the ClassDojo Password Sheet parent signature for a grade.
  3. Open the Reading Study Guide to page 17 and grade A2: RSG Chpt. 2 pages 17-26
  4. Review these United States Geography sites:
    1. SheppardSoftware has a lot of great geography quizzes and tests that are presented as games.
    2. Learn States and Capitals is a great way to learn the 50 states and their capitals in a fun interactive way. 
    3. LizardPoint Geography offers students a variety of quizzes to review the locations and capitals of the United States.
  5. Watch these videos:
    • United States Capitals Song is a two-minute song by Tim Pacific that students will memorize to learn the alphabetical order of all 50 States and capitals. 
    1. Memorize the 50 states Song is a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
  6. Practice the United States Geography Song tonight in preparation for the United States Geography Test.

RSG Chpt. 2 Quiz

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:30 PM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:31 PM ]

Learning Target: I will explain how Spain, England, and France colonized the Americas.
  1. Take a Quiz Sheet from the shelf and each student will get a ClassDojo Password Sheet.
  2. Take out the AgendaAssignment CardA2: United States Capitals Pretest/A3: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, and A4:United States Geography Pretest/A5:United States Statehood Sheet from the shelf. Place bags in the back and front corner of the classroom.
  3. Glue the ClassDojo Password Sheet on the Hallway Passport sheet at the end of the Agenda.
  4. Open the Reading Study Guide to page 17 and grade A2: RSG Chpt. 2 pages 17-26
  5. Take the 15 question, 20 minute, RSG Chpt. 2 Quiz.
  6. Watch these videos:
    • United States Capitals Song is a two-minute song by Tim Pacific that students will memorize to learn the alphabetical order of all 50 States and capitals. 
    1. Memorize the 50 states Song is a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
  7. Practice the United States Geography Song tonight in preparation for the United States Geography Test.
Reading Study Guide

How the States Got their Shapes (Day Four)

posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:44 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:36 PM ]

Learning Target: I can explain the significance of the United States Constitution.
  1. Take out Reading Study GuideA5: United States Geography Pretest/A6: United States Statehood Sheet and United States Maps, and Assignment Card. Place bags in the back and front corner of the classroom.
  2. Total up the points for Assignments #1-5 with the Parent Signature.
  3. Open the Reading Study Guide to the Constitution Handbook on page 83.
  4. Answer these Constitution Day Questions within groups.
  5. Review Learning Target.
  6. Review these United States Geography sites:
    1. SheppardSoftware has a lot of great geography quizzes and tests that are presented as games.
    2. Learn States and Capitals is a great way to learn the 50 states and their capitals in a fun interactive way. 
    3. LizardPoint Geography offers students a variety of quizzes to review the locations and capitals of the United States.
  7. Complete A6: United States Statehood Sheetpages 27-28 of A7: RSG Chpt. 3 pages 27-34, and practice the United States Capitals Song tonight.

Constitution Day 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:35 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 9:21 AM ]

Learning Target: I can explain the significance of the United States Constitution.
  1. Take out Reading Study GuideA5: United States Geography Pretest/A6: United States Statehood Sheet and United States Maps, and Assignment Card. Place bags in the back and front corner of the classroom.
  2. Total up the points for Assignments #1-5 with the Parent Signature.
  3. Open the Reading Study Guide to the Constitution Handbook on page 83.
  4. Answer these Constitution Day Questions within groups.
  5. Review Learning Target.
  6. Review these United States Geography sites:
    1. SheppardSoftware has a lot of great geography quizzes and tests that are presented as games.
    2. Learn States and Capitals is a great way to learn the 50 states and their capitals in a fun interactive way. 
    3. LizardPoint Geography offers students a variety of quizzes to review the locations and capitals of the United States.
  7. Watch these videos:
  8. Complete A6: United States Statehood Sheetpages 27-28 of A7: RSG Chpt. 3 pages 27-34, and practice the United States Capitals Song tonight.
Happy Constitution Day!

How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes (Day Three)

posted Sep 5, 2017, 8:24 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

Learning Target: I will identify the capital and location of all 50 States.
  1. Take out Assignment CardUnited States History SyllabusA3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16A1: United States Capitals Pretest/A2: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, and History Notebook. Place bags in the back of the classroom.
  2. Open the History Notebook to the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes.
  3. Point at each State on A2: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, while singing both United States Geography Songs.
  4. Watch these videos:
    • United States Capitals Song is a two-minute song by Tim Pacific that students will memorize to learn the alphabetical order of all 50 States and capitals. 
    1. Memorize the 50 states Song is a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
    2. State Capitals Rap Part I is a 3:50 minute Smart Song's video that reviews information about 25 States.
  5. Review in groups some of the symbols and how they relate to the culture of States after watching Tour the States - Official Music Video.
  6. Use all posted terms to fill out the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes, while watching How the States Got their Shapes.
  7. Complete pages 13-14 of A3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16 and work on How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes. Practice the United States Geography Song tonight.
How the States Got their Shapes

US Geography Pretest

US Statehood Sheet

Labor Day

posted Sep 1, 2017, 12:31 PM by James Garritson



US Geography Pretest


United States Capitals Test

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:47 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

Learning Target: I can identify the Capitals of the United States.
    1. Take out a pencil or pen and A3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16 (with nothing inside the book). Place bags in the back of the classroom.
    2. Practice the United States Geography Instrumental Song once. 
    3. Take the thirty minute United States Capitals Test
    4. Turn over the United States Capitals Test and label all states and capitals on A4: United States Geography Review Map.
    5. Practice these songs:
      • United States Capitals Song is a two-minute song by Tim Pacific that students will memorize to learn the alphabetical order of all 50 States and capitals. 
      1. Memorize the 50 states Song is a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
    6. Complete A3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16 and practice the United States Capitals Song tonight. Begin using SheppardSoftware and LizardPoint Geography every night. These two sites use interactive maps and games to review the capitals and locations of the United States.

    Capitals Pretest Key

    A3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16

    posted Aug 30, 2017, 9:27 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

    Learning Target: I will identify the capital and location of all 50 States.
    1. Take out Assignment CardUnited States History SyllabusA3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16A1: United States Capitals Pretest/A2: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, and History Notebook. Place bags in the back of the classroom.
    2. Open the History Notebook to the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes.
    3. Point at each State on A2: United States Alpha-Numbered Map, while singing both United States Geography Songs.
    4. Watch these videos:
      • United States Capitals Song is a two-minute song by Tim Pacific that students will memorize to learn the alphabetical order of all 50 States and capitals. 
      1. Memorize the 50 states Song is a one-minute memory song naming all states, while showing both their location and region on a map of the United States.
      2. Tour the States - Official Music Video ia 4:08 minute video that illustrates one image representing the capital and location of all 50 states.
    5. Review in groups some of the symbols and how they relate to the culture of States after watching Tour the States - Official Music Video.
    6. Use all posted terms to fill out the How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes, while watching How the States Got their Shapes.
    7. Complete pages 13-14 of A3: RSG Chpt. 1 pages 5-16 and work on How the States Got their Shapes Viewing Notes. Practice the United States Geography Song tonight.
    How the States Got their Shapes

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