This week students will continue their study of the states of the Appalachian highlands.
Tuesday – Appalachian Highlands – Geography Project
Thursday – Appalachian Highlands – Economy
Friday – Appalachian Highlands – Economy Project
There is no homework this week.
This week students will continue their projects on the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan.
Tuesday – Ferdinand Magellan – Project Day
Thursday – Ferdinand Magellan – Project Day
Friday – Ferdinand Magellan – Project Day
On Tuesday we will be working on completing our grid for students to create their maps on. We will then continue work on the project for the rest of the week. A few hints for this project are:
1 – Sketch the route on the map first and then look at what areas are needed and which are not. You can then use these unneeded areas for your summaries and illustrations.
2 – Remember to organize your summaries and illustrations in a way that they match the locations at which events took place.
This week students will conclude their study of the French Revolution and then commence their study of the Declaration of Independence.
Monday – The French Revolution – Timeline Day
Wednesday – The French Revolution – Timeline Day
Friday – The Declaration of Independence
Students will be working on a timeline of the French Revolution which will be due on Friday at the beginning of class.
1 – The goal of a timeline is to show a logical and clear progression or journey. As a result, its important to create some kind of theme which will continue throughout your work in terms of your writing, titles, arrangement of writing, and images. If you keep switching styles then it makes it difficult to follow the information.
2 – As with many organizers, the goal is to summarize larger passages of text effectively. You may have to create short sentences but there may be other times when you can use a title to establish the theme and then single words or illustrations to add details. It’s important to focus on what people or groups did. For example:
3 – Using culturally appropriate styles of writing, art, and motifs can add value to your work. Use google images to research common clothing styles of the era as well as the kinds of uniforms and weapons used during the French Revolution. You could also, for example, look at the kind of money the French used at the time rather than use modern types/symbols.
4 – When illustrating it’s important to make items clear. Rather than doing many small illustrations, its often much more effective to do a smaller number of larger ones which can be clearer and also allow you room to write inside or around them. If you do an image large enough it also means that you often don’t have to draw all of it. You can also overlap large images which allows you to make a better use of the space available.
5 – Rather than drawing lines on your work, get hold of a sheet of lined paper and go over the lines in a dark pen. If you put this sheet behind the plain piece of paper then you will be able to clearly see the lines and write much more evenly with the bonus that you won’t then have to erase any lines on the poster.
6 – Make sure that you’ve finished your work in pencil first before going on to add any kind of pen or color. Once you put these on you can’t then go back and change anything if you discover a mistake or realize that you might need to move items to make them fit.
This week students will continue with their study of Ancient Greece by looking at the history of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.
Monday – The Persian Empire
Wednesday – The Persian Wars
Thursday – The Peloponnesian Wars
Students have their olympics programs due on Thursday at the start of class. There is no other homework due this week.
This week students will continue their study of World War Two by looking at the attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequent internment of Japanese-Americans.
Wednesday – The Attack on Pearl Harbor – Japanese Militarism
Thursday – The Attack on Pearl Harbor – Attack on Pearl Harbor & Japanese Expansion
Friday – The Attack on Pearl Harbor – America at War
There is no homework this week, however students will be starting work in class on an essay dealing with the internment of Japanese-Americans:
” For what reasons did many Americans support the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War?”