Monday, August 22
HW: Course syllabus signed by parent is due tomorrow.
1. Finish your birthplace state sign (cut into shape of state, your name, city name and location dot) and turn into teacher.
2. Present summer primary source evidence for show and tell
3. New unit scale: Native Americans and the Age of Exploration
A. Get out notebook paper and head it
•Top right corner: NAME, DATE, Period, #2
•Top Line: “Scale: Native Americans and the Age of Exploration”
B. Look at the Scale and find the LEARNING GOAL in the 3.0 box
•Copy the learning goal onto your paper
C.Label your paper A-I.
•Read each sentence A-I and think about how well you know the information
•Rate your knowledge on a 0-4 scale
•0=know nothing 4=very knowledgable
Thursday, August 18
1. Discipline expectations presentation with the dean
2. Set up folder, put assignments in order in the prongs:
•#1 Title page (create this)
• U.S. History
•#2 Syllabus (Get worksheet from teacher) ***The syllabus is also located on this website in a tab above.
•Get this signed for HW, DUE THURSDAY
*Community Service Form: goes in pocket
3.Historical Geography of Us
•A dot identifying the city’s location (or star if the city is the capital)
•Your name: first and last
***Final copy in ink/marker
*Turn in to Ms. Day or finish for HW
Tuesday, August 16
*Class supplies: decorated folder, paper, pencil
*Summer adventure proof
1. Wrap up the Asu/Rac story from yesterday.
***If you found the Rac story interesting, you should read about the "Body Rituals of the Nacirema." I think these people are fascinating!
2. Artifact Bags
*At the teacher’s signal, open your bag and examine the items within.
*All of the items in the bag are artifacts from one person’s life. Try to determine what the person is like based on the evidence in their bag.
•A man or woman
•Old or young
•Married or single
•Parents or childless
Homeowners or renters
What type of job do they have
Hobbies & other interest
*Make 5 claims about the person. For each claim you make, provide supporting evidence related to the objects in the bag.
•example: “This person has a pet because they have a postcard reminder to schedule a vet appointment for their pet.”
3. Primary Source Evidence of a Summer Adventure: Share
*In your groups, share your evidence and what you rated it.
*Discuss your ratings. Do you all agree with each person’s evidence rating. If not, what do you think it should be changed to?
•If you change your evidence rating, go back to your written answers and edit them.
*Decide as a group who has the most interesting evidence to share with the whole class.
Monday, August 15
1. "The Sacred Rac of the Asu Tribe" story:
Read the article as a group
•Make a claim about the article. (Sentence format)
•Evidence: Give at least 3 details/facts from the story that support your claim. Cite paragraph #
•Interpretation: Explain how your evidence supports your claim. Connect the claims and the evidence. (paragraph format, 4+ sentences)
Thursday, August 11
1. Finish the Quiz About You
2. For HW: Get your class supplies by Tuesday: folder with prongs, paper, pen or pencil
3. For HW, due Tuesday: Decorate your history folder’s cover with
•Pictures that represent “My Favorite…”
*find pictures in magazines, online, old books, photographs….
*You will be graded on completion and neatness
*You will decorate your other folder January.
4. Milwee Universal Procedures: Code of Conduct
5. Primary and Secondary Source Review
6. HW, Dues Tuesday: Primary Source Proof of a Summer Adventure
Think of something that you did this past summer.
*How can you prove that you did this? What primary sources were created?
*For HW, find and bring in one example of p.s. proof.
*Be prepared to explain why it is an example of a primary source.