Hello there, 7th grade family. While I enjoyed my hour of sleep last week, I am truly looking forward to getting back into our routine this week. We will be beginning our fifth unit. Like previous units, this unit focuses on life in the medieval ages. The focus of this month will be on Western Europe. (Yes- that is the castles, knights, Black Plague, and Crusades!)
Below you will find the vocabulary that will be used for the entire unit. There are 23 words. We will not go over them all at once. They will be revealed over the entirety of the unit, but students are expected to have explored these words through a four-square model by the end of the week. This is due on Friday, January 12.
Monday – stations (geo & vocabulary)
Tuesday – The impact of the fall of the Roman Empire
Wednesday – Charlemagne
Thursday – Feudalism
Friday – Mind your manors all vocabulary due today
Resources for Feudalism Research
Resource Guide to Medieval Times', http://www.drakensang.com/medieval-times
http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/houses.htm (note the straw mentioned here was often Phragmites stems)
This week we will be revisiting rules and procedures in addition to diving right into analyzing primary and secondary sources. Please note that I will be posting here instead of Schoology until further notice. There have been some errors with the site and I am working to get my page back up and running.
Below you will find work for the week. Parents, please note that there is a letter that I am sending home to you regarding classroom notebooks.
Have a great week!
Happy Holiday Week! Can you believe that this is our final week before the holiday break?
-Extra credit assignments are due on Monday, the 11th
-All Unit Three retakes are due on Wednesday, the 13th
-Friday is a half day!
This week we will be working on Unit 4: Made in China. During this unit we will be researching medieval Chinese inventions and innovations. Students will have the option of working independently or with a group. Presentations will take place on Thursday. The rubric is attached,
Use this site to help identify some of the top inventions and innovations:
Good Evening Blue Jays!
This week we will be finishing up our third unit on medieval Africa. The unit assessment will take place on Thursday, December 7th. All students that participate in Day of Discovery are expected to take the exam on Wednesday or Thursday during PLT. Class time on Friday should not be used.
Please use the following link to help prepare for the assessment:
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us, and that means that we only have three more weeks in the first semester.
This week students will be finishing up Unit 3: I Bless The Rains Down in Africa. Students should be preparing a little bit each night in order to be ready for the unit exam next week. This is a major assessment, and it will certainly impact your child's grade. Please not this week's agenda in the image above.
Can you believe that we are already heading into the third week of the 2nd quarter? It seems like this year is flying by! Students will be receiving all of the vocabulary words necessary for the 3rd Unit on Monday. This vocabulary homework is due, completed, on Thursday (11/2), and their first quiz will be on Friday. This quiz will include vocabulary, geography, and climate information.
This week we will be diving into our third unit, "I Bless the Rains Down in Africa." This unit focuses on three early empires in medieval Africa (A.D 500-1500). The focus of this week is on geography and climate. Students will identify key physical features and locations on a map & then analyze the climate regions covering the continent. Students will be spending time on the tech book in order to strengthen tech skills. We are also preparing for our pen pals that we will meet next Monday on Match Day!! We are so excited.
This week we will be continuing our second unit: Allah 'Bout Islam. We will analyze the geography of the Arabian Peninsula and the importance of its physical features. In addition, we will analyze the impact that Muhammad had on the founding of Islam. This week students will receive a "5 Pillars of Me" project. This is the summative task for the second unit, and it will be due next week. There are no tests this week. Students still have the opportunity to make corrections on the previous exam throughout the course of this week. All vocabulary words for the unit were due last week. They can be turned in Monday for partial credit.
Happy Labor Day weekend, y'all!
I hope that you all took advantage of your extra day off by reading and relaxing. This Tuesday we will be taking a vocabulary quiz that was originally planned for Friday (9/1).
This week we will be analyzing the various reasons why Rome fell, and we will examine the powerful new city that emerged in the East (Constantinople).
We will be finishing up our unit on Ancient Rome this week which means that there are assessments heading our way! Students will receive the criteria on the "end of the unit assessment" early on in the week. This project will be a summative grade. We will play a review game (Kahoot!) on Friday in preparation for our Unit Exam on Monday (9/11).
*Please note that picture day is on Wednesday, 9/6.
Can you believe that we are already heading into our third week of the 2017-2018 school year?
I hope that you all enjoyed a safe and exciting Great American Eclipse on Monday, This was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it was such an amazing experience. If you are anything like my family, we are eager to learn more about this event. Here is a link to other famous solar eclipses in history: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-history.html
This week we will be continuing our study on Ancient Rome. Students will take a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, August 22. This is our first vocabulary quiz of the year! The following words will be assessed: domus, insulae, republic, plebeian, patrician, myth, culture, identity, autobiography, and peninsula.
Throughout the rest of the week we will studying the ancient Roman culture before the fall of the empire. This study will include looking at daily life, ancient sports/entertainment, and technology. We will be updating our interactive notebook over the course of the week.