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Sept. 24-28, 2018

posted by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated ]

7th grade US History (Hours 1, 3, 6)
Monday: 
EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Quick-Write on Notecard side 1 - What do you know about the U.S. Civil War?

  2. Vizia - Atlantic Slave Trade

  3. Story of Us: Divided: 11:52-14:04, 20:56-25;29, Slavery in South & Slave Auction, 25:29 - 30:48 Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman Story of Us: Divided

  4. Newsela - Conductor on the Underground Railroad Primary Source - Mark the Text

  5. Quick-Write on Notecard side 2- 5 new things you learned about enslaved Africans and their fight for freedom 


Tuesday: 
EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Review top 3 responses the next day with table group, share as a whole class for review

  2. HISTORY - Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad

  3. Underground Railroad - Summary ball with Small groups after students read the story of the Underground Railroad and take notes

Wednesday: 
EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Jigsaw Documents “Slavery, Civil War, - Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe (Model as a class with Stowe as the example)

    1. Mark the text

    2. Create a headstone for the person (biography information, a remembered for statement, and 3 hashtags with explanations)

    3. Groups meet (same person) and compare their headstones

    4. Groups nominate best headstone to share with the class

    5. Students record notes from best headstones on a piece of paper divided in 4s

Thursday: 
EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Slavery Debates (T-chart) Pro-Slavery argument Anti-Slavery argument    T-chart    Directions

  1. Work together on arguments - each student only reads one side of the debate. After they list their 10 arguments, they pair up and discuss their viewpoints (fill in chart)


Friday
EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Write a dialogue between the pro and anti slavery with team member.

  2. Assignment - Answer the EQ in Schoology titled Slavery EQ assessment.

7th grade Honors US History (Hours 2 & 5)
Monday: EQ: What do we mean by “Triumph and Tragedy in History?” Why do we have a theme?
  1. Read the NHD Theme Narrative pgs. 23-24 - Mark the Text (number paragraphs, circle key terms, underline main points, and write in the margins)

  2. Discuss Theme Narrative - Discussion Questions - Have small groups share their points of confusion, then collect as a class and generate further discussion

  3. 2019 Theme Sheet - Read and take notes on Theme Sheet

  4. Assignment - View Picking a Topic Weebly and select 3 possible areas of interest (broad categories)


Tuesday: EQ: How do events in history relate to the History Day theme?

Wednesday:  EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
Quick-Write on Notecard side 1 - What do you know about the U.S. Civil War?
    1. Vizia - Atlantic Slave Trade

    2. Story of Us: Divided: 11:52-14:04, 20:56-25;29, Slavery in South & Slave Auction, 25:29 - 30:48 Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman Story of Us: Divided

    3. Newsela - Conductor on the Underground Railroad Primary Source - Mark the Text

    4. Quick-Write on Notecard side 2- 5 new things you learned about enslaved Africans and their fight for freedom

 Thursday: EQ:  How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
  1. Review top 3 responses the next day with table group, share as a whole class for review

  2. HISTORY - Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad

  3. Underground Railroad - Summary Ball

    4. Jigsaw Documents “Slavery, Civil War, - Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe (Model as a class with Stowe as the example)
    1. Mark the text

Friday: EQ: How did enslaved Africans and abolitionists fight for freedom?
 Continuing from yesterday: 
  1. Create a headstone for the person (biography information, a remembered for statement, and 3 hashtags with explanations)

  2. Groups meet (same person) and compare their headstones

  3. Groups nominate best headstone to share with the class

  4. Students record notes from best headstones on a piece of paper divided in 4s

Slavery Debates (T-chart) Pro-Slavery argument Anti-Slavery argument    T-chart    Directions
Homework: Finish your T-chart by Monday. 

Sept. 17-21, 2018

posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:03 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

7th grade US History (Hours 1, 3, 6)
Monday: EQ: What was the Native American experience with Manifest Destiny?
What was the settlers' experience with Manifest Destiny?
Correct Westward Expansion packet. Watch
Homework:  Manifest Destiny article - Read up to the painting 

Tuesday: EQ: What is history? How do historians analyze information from the past?

Wednesday: EQ: What is history? How do historians analyze information from the past?
Finish yesterday's lessons.

Thursday: EQ: What is manifest destiny?
  • Schoolhouse Rock

    • Historical thinking - Who made this, what audience was this made? Think, Pair, Share

  • Introduce PSA Tool, how to use

Homework: Review notes and Quizlet for tomorrow's assessment

Friday: Summative Assessment on Westward Expansion (test)

7th grade Honors US History (Hours 2 & 5)
Monday: EQ: 1. What is a narrative? What are the different parts of a narrative?
What do we mean by “Triumph and Tragedy in History?” Why do we have a theme?
Correct Westward Expansion packet.
Finish Introduction to NHD slides (In Schoology NHD folder, in Topic Selection folder)
Tuesday: EQ: What was the native American experience with Manifest Destiny? What was the settlers' experience with manifest destiny?
Watch
Homework: Indian Removal Act Newsela Article (get from Mrs. Svendsen)
Wednesday:  EQ: What is history? How do historians analyze information from the past?
Homework:  Manifest Destiny article - Read up to the painting 

Thursday: EQ:  EQ: What is history? How do historians analyze information from the past?
Finish yesterday's lessons.
Homework: Review notes and Quizlet for tomorrow's assessment

Friday:  Summative Assessment on Westward Expansion (test)

September 10-14, 2018

posted Sep 12, 2018, 12:22 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 1:13 PM ]

U.S. History- Hours 1, 3, 6 (Regular)
Monday: EQ: What is manifest destiny?

Read Louisiana Purchase article (get from Ms. Svendsen)

Fill out notecard to answer summary questions on last page of slides.

America: Story of Us/Westward Expansion (Start at 9:11 and end at 13:33. Begin 19:24 and end at 23:39)


Tuesday: EQ: What was the native Americans' perspective with manifest destiny?

Watch 9-11 news story on CNN-10.https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

Begin reading Split History Perspectives book (in Unit 1 folder in Schoology) Get the Cloze Reading packet from Ms. Svendsen and complete Native Americans perspective by class tomorrow.

Homework: Finish packet by Friday.

Wednesday: EQ: What was the settlers' perspective with manifest destiny?

Finish reading Split History Perspectives book (in Unit 1 folder in Schoology) Finish the Cloze Reading packet from Ms. Svendsen by class time on Friday.

Homework: Finish packet by Friday.


Thursday: EQ: What is Manifest Destiny? What was the Native American experience with Manifest Destiny?
Read Newsela: Indian Removal Act
Story of US (45:43-42:44)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lslgGvEEe4
Homework: Finish packet by Friday.

Friday: EQ: What was the native Americans' perspective with Manifest Destiny? What was the settlers' perspective with Manifest Destiny? 
School Counselor, Ms. Storm visit. Correct Westward Expansion Split Perspectives packet. 
Watch Donner Party on Story of Us (23:10-32:07)
Read Manifest Destiny article on Schoology and complete assessment quiz. 


U.S. History- Hours 2 & 5 (Honors)
Monday: EQ: What is manifest destiny?

Read Louisiana Purchase article (get from Ms. Svendsen)

Fill out notecard to answer summary questions on last page of slides.

America: Story of Us/Westward Expansion (Start at 9:11 and end at 13:33. Begin 19:24 and end at 23:39)


Tuesday: EQ: What was the native Americans' perspective with manifest destiny?

Watch 9-11 news story on CNN-10.https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

Begin reading Split History Perspectives book (in Unit 1 folder in Schoology) Get the Cloze Reading packet from Ms. Svendsen and complete Native Americans perspective by class tomorrow.

Homework: Finish packet by Friday.


Wednesday: EQ: What was the settlers' perspective with manifest destiny?
Finish reading Split History Perspectives book (in Unit 1 folder in Schoology) Finish the Cloze Reading packet from Ms. Svendsen by class time on Friday.
Homework: Finish packet by Friday.
Thursday: EQ: 1. What is History Day?

2. What is a narrative? What are the different parts of a narrative?


View Intro. to NHD in your Schoology NHD folder (in Topic Selection folder) Answer slides questions in your notebook. 
Homework: Finish packet by Friday.

Friday: EQ: What was the native Americans' perspective with Manifest Destiny? What was the settlers' perspective with Manifest Destiny? 
School Counselor, Ms. Storm visit. Correct Westward Expansion Split Perspectives packet. 
Watch Donner Party on Story of Us (23:10-32:07)
Read Manifest Destiny article on Schoology and complete assessment quiz. 

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

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