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October 9-13, 2017

posted Oct 8, 2017, 7:07 PM by Brenda Svendsen

7th U.S. History
Monday: Secession documents & Spider web map.Begin Ken Burns' Fort Sumter. 
Tuesday: 
  • Read pgs. 512 & 513. Then read and do T-chart as a class. Schoology assessment.

  • Story of Us (Take notes on video as you watch - Pair/Share)

Wednesday:Begin work on Civil War map. 
Thursday: Finish Civil War map. 
Friday: 
7th Honors US History
Monday: Secession documents & Spider web map.Begin Ken Burns' Fort Sumter. 
Tuesday: 
  • Read pgs. 512 & 513. Then read and do T-chart as a class. Schoology assessment.

  • Story of Us (Take notes on video as you watch - Pair/Share)

Wednesday: National History Day
Thursday: Work on Civil War map
Friday: 

October 2-6, 2017

posted Oct 4, 2017, 4:04 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 1:56 PM ]

7th US History
Monday: Finish T-chart on debate over slavery and write senatorial debate between and southern and northern senator. 
Tuesday: Vocab review with Pear Deck, discuss retest for Thursday, begin slide presentation "5 causes of Civil War"
Wednesday: Finish slides "5 Causes of Civil War"
Thursday: Retest Westward Expansion. Secession Primary Documents. Spider Map. Exit Slip.
Friday:  Underground RR and Harriet Tubman article in Action. Answer questions from Underground Railroad slide presentation. 

7th Honors US History
Monday: Finish T-chart on debate over slavery and write senatorial debate between and southern and northern senator. 
Tuesday: Vocab review with Pear Deck, discuss retest for Thursday, begin slide presentation "5 causes of Civil War"
Wednesday: Finish slides "5 Causes of Civil War"
Thursday: Retest Westward Expansion. Secession Primary Documents. Spider Map. Exit Slip.
Friday:  Underground RR and Harriet Tubman article in Action. Answer questions from Underground Railroad slide presentation. 

September 25-29, 2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 8:34 AM by Brenda Svendsen

7th U.S. History
Monday: Finish Pre-Civil War Slavery Compromises Slide presentation. Watch America: The Story of Us (Transcontinental RR)
Review for tomorrow's test.
Tuesday: Westward Expansion Unit Test  Watch Vizia of Atlantic Slave Trade (in Schoology)
Wednesday: Introduce key terms for the Civil War unit. Read Arguments For/Against Slavery. Begin a T-chart to submit to Schoology. Homework if not completed in class. 
Thursday: Create a debate with your fellow "Senators" over the argument over slavery. Present. 
Friday: Watch Ken Burns clip from Episode 1 of his film on the Civil War. Complete Primary Source Analysis Tool. Think/pair/share.
Honors U.S. History
Monday: Finish Pre-Civil War Slavery Compromises Slide presentation. Watch America: The Story of Us (Transcontinental RR)
Review for tomorrow's test.
Tuesday: Westward Expansion Unit Test  Watch Vizia of Atlantic Slave Trade (in Schoology)
Wednesday: Intro to NHD. Theme lesson. Handouts for parents.
Thursday: NHD lesson TBD
Friday:  Introduce key terms for the Civil War unit. Read Arguments For/Against Slavery. Begin a T-chart to submit to Schoology. Homework if not completed in class.

Sept. 11-15, 2017

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:25 PM by Brenda Svendsen

7th U.S. History
Monday: Patriots' Day: 9-11 lesson, guest speaker
Tuesday: Common Assessment. Bus safety video & quiz (state-mandated)
Wednesday: Split Perspectives lesson. Jigsaw read one chapter of your perspective. In a group, create a summary poster. Share with other like groups. 
Thursday: Continue working on Split Perspectives lesson. Gallery Walk/teach your perspective to opposite group. Summary Ball. Exit ticket on Schoology. 
Friday: 
Honors U.S. History
Monday: Patriots' Day9-11 lesson, guest speaker
Tuesday: Common Assessment. Bus safety video & quiz (state-mandated)
Wednesday: Split Perspectives lesson. Jigsaw read one chapter of your perspective. In a group, create a summary poster. Share with other like groups. 
Thursday: Continue working on Split Perspectives lesson. Gallery Walk/teach your perspective to opposite group. Summary Ball. Exit ticket on Schoology. 
Friday: 

September 4-8, 2017

posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:46 AM by Brenda Svendsen

7th U.S. History
Monday: Labor Day/No School
Tuesday: No School. 5th graders only. 
Wednesday: Interest Survey, Review syllabus and expectations, "Get to know Mrs. Svendsen" game. 
Thursday: Introduce quarterly reading requirement. Begin reading Foul, Filthy American Frontier with Cloze reading. 
Friday: Set up bookmarks in Chromebooks. Finish Foul, Filthy American Frontier. Due Monday, if not finished in class. 
Honors U.S. History
Monday: Labor Day/No School
Tuesday: No School. 5th graders only. 
Wednesday: Interest Survey, Review syllabus and expectations, "Get to know Mrs. Svendsen" game. Note card about last year's NHD experience. 
Thursday: Read Foul, Filthy American Frontier with Cloze reading. 
Friday: Set up bookmarks in Chromebooks. Finish Foul, Filthy American Frontier with Cloze reading. Due Monday, if not finished in class. 

May 29-June 2, 2017

posted May 29, 2017, 6:32 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 29, 2017, 6:35 PM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Memorial Day/No School
Tuesday: Watergate Scandal Nixon A & E Biography Homework:  Nixon Resigns 
Wednesday: Nixon resignation speech clipCommon Assessments (Vocab & Writing)  Top 10 stories of the 1970s. Top Ten Defining Moments of 1970s
Thursday: Iran Hostage Crisis
Friday: Scavenger Hunt 1970s-1990s.
7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Memorial Day/No School
Tuesday: Watergate Scandal Nixon A & E Biography Homework:  Nixon Resigns
Wednesday: Common Assessments (Vocab & Writing)  Top 10 stories of the 1970s. Top Ten Defining Moments of 1970s
Thursday: Iran Hostage Crisis
Friday: Scavenger Hunt 1970s-1990s.

May 22-26, 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 8:28 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 24, 2017, 8:46 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Vietnam Website and Study guide Vietnam Website 
Tuesday: View "A Vietnam War Story" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aQbjTKrX14&t=60s Read "An Unwelcome Guest at the Hanoi Hilton". Homework:  Conflicting viewpoints on the Vietnam War. 
Wednesday:Opening/Anticipatory set: Have you Ever Seen the Rain (2:39)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMTPt4OtG4

Read “from Where Have you Gone, Charming Billy” Write Paragraph to respond to the 2 questions in margin on back.

Protesting Vietnam War slide presentation with clips with protest songs. See below.

Read half sheet about protests.  Quiz tomorrow. 

Thursday: Video clips from the film Platoon.  Quiz on Vietnam Unit. 
Friday: No School

Vietnam Protests & Songs


7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Vietnam Website and Study guide Vietnam Website
Tuesday: Finish reading guide with America at War: Ten Biggest Battles of Vietnam. Read "An Unwelcome Guest at the Hanoi Hilton". Homework:  Conflicting viewpoints on the Vietnam War.
Wednesday:  Watch "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMTPt4OtG4 Vietnam protest songs slide presentation. See below. Read "from where have you gone, Charming Billy" and write a paragraph to respond to the two questions on the back in the right margin. Quiz tomorrow. 
Thursday: Video clips from the film Platoon.  Quiz on Vietnam Unit. 
Friday: No School

May 15-19, 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 6:29 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 22, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Slides 28-37 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Tuesday:  Finish slides of US Civil Rights Movement. King, Carmichael and Malcolm X readings & diagram. Quizlet
Wednesday: Civil Rights Unit Test
Thursday: Begin Vietnam unit.  Gulf of Tonkin simulation.  Watch America: Story of Us,  Millennium episode.  4:21- 11:18. Video Homework:  Vietnam: The War that Split the Nation. This assignment is due Monday with no late work accepted. 
Friday: Reading Activity with America at War:  Vietnam War. (due Monday if not completed in class). Homework:  Vietnam/Korean War comparison. 
7th Honors U.S. History
Monday:  Slides 22-27 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Tuesday: Slides 28-37 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Wednesday:  Finish slides of US Civil Rights Movement. Quizlet
Thursday: Civil Rights Unit Test
Friday: Begin Vietnam unit. Gulf of Tonkin resolution simulation.  Begin reading activity America at War:  Vietnam War. Complete reading packet.  Homework:  Vietnam: The War that Split the Nation. This assignment is due Monday with no late work accepted. 

May 8-12, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 7:49 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:44 PM ]


U.S. Civil Rights

7th U.S. History
Monday: Read "from My Soul Looks Back in Wonder". Slides 1-10 on U.S. Civil Rights slide presentation. Civil Rights in the USHomework:  Jim Crow's Days are Numbered. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Tuesday: Slides 1-10 on U.S. Civil Rights slide presentation. Homework: Little Rock Nine reading/questions. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Wednesday:  Review goals of CORE. View Freedom Ride film. Homework: "Watson's Go to Birmingham" reading/questions. 
Thursday: 
  1. Read abridged version of King’s letter - class discussion on impacts

  2. Videos of Bull Connor's police officers attacking protesters- slides 22 & 23.

  3. Start March on Washington - Read summaries and watch videos

Friday: Finish March on Washington with primary document activity: March on Washington Final Plans and Program. Primary documents are linked below.

7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Write two facts and one "fib" about Berlin Wall Crisis. Begin Cuban Missile Crisis presentation. Homework:  Cuban Missile Crisis.
Tuesday: Summative assessment of Berlin Wall. Finish Cuban Missile Crisis presentation. KWL on Civil Rights and anticipatory activity. 
Wednesday: Context slides on Civil Rights. Civil Rights Context & Definitions Begin US Civil Rights presentation. 1-5. Homework: Jim Crow's Days are Numbered. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Thursday: Read "from My Soul Looks Back in Wonder". Finish slides through 10 on US Civil Rights. Homework: Little Rock Nine reading/questions. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Friday:  Review goals of CORE. View Freedom Ride film with viewing guide. Homework: "Watson's Go to Birmingham" reading/questions. 

Copy of World on the Brink

Copy of Civil Rights: Context and Definitions

U.S. Civil Rights


May 1-5, 2017

posted May 2, 2017, 6:53 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 3, 2017, 10:57 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Berlin Wall slide presentation.  Homework:  Cuban Missile Crisis
Tuesday: 2 Facts and a Fib on Berlin Wall.  Correct homework. "World on the Brink" slide show. Read "Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis". Berlin Wall
Wednesday: "Pop quiz" on Berlin Wall. Finish "World on the Brink". View nuclear attack scene from The Day After. KWL on Civil Rights movement. Cvil Rights Matching Activity. See below. 
Thursday: Civil Rights Scavenger Hunt. 
Friday: Civil Rights definitions, terms/events videos & discussion, Brown v. Board of Education video. Homework: "Remembering Jim Crow". 

Berlin Wall

Copy of World on the Brink


7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Slide Presentations: "Hope for a Stable World" and "Allies to Enemies"
Tuesday: Cold War videos/slide presentation: "Red Scare & McCarthyism". Homework: McCarthyism
Wednesday: Correct homework. Korean War slide show. Begin 1950's Pop Culture. "Test" tomorrow. 
Thursday: Stamp Activity "Test" 
Friday: Berlin Wall slide show. Homework: Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Hope for a Stable World Fades

Allies to Enemies: Cold War

Cold War Videos

1950's Pop Culture

Korean War


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