PrepUS History 1st Quarter

Thursday, 9-7:
Due Today: A good attitude! 🙂
Today’s Learning Target: What are the academic and behavior expectations of our class?
What we did in class today: we discussed what makes a “good” class; we reviewed the Letter to Parents and the Guidelines for Assessment; we reviewed the Who Am I Poster Guidelines (here is my example: Mrs. Wagner’s Who Am I? example); we completed the Historical Tweets activity in groups
Due Next Class: review the Letter to Parents and the Guidelines for Assessment with parents, being sure to get signatures where necessary; complete the Who Am I? Poster

Monday, 9-11:
Due Today: review the Letter to Parents and the Guidelines for Assessment with parents, being sure to get signatures where necessary; complete the Who Am I? Poster
Today’s Learning Target: Who were the early settlers of the New England colonies?
What we did in class today: we discussed the events of 9-11 and watched a short video about it; we reviewed the answers to the Historical Tweets activity we completed in groups last class; we discussed the Discovery and Settlement notes sheet using the information in the Discovery and Settlement presentation
Due Next Class: complete the 13 Colonies Map Activity using the Labeled 13 Colonies Map to label, color, and study the Blank 13 Colonies Map

Wednesday, 9-13:
Due Today: complete the 13 Colonies Map Activity using the Labeled 13 Colonies Map to label, color, and study the Blank 13 Colonies Map – map quiz today
Today’s Learning Target: What were the Middle and Southern colonies like?
What we did in class today: we completed the 13 Colonies map quiz; we read the Mooning Article; we discussed some current events; we worked in small groups to complete the Where Would You Live using the information in The Middle Colonies Reading and The Southern Colonies Reading
Due Next Class: complete any work not finished in class today; complete The French and Indian War reading

Friday, 9-15:
Due Today: completed The French and Indian War reading
Today’s Learning Target: What were some of the initial events that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we reviewed their completed The French and Indian War reading homework; we worked in groups for five minutes to try to match the Notes Terms List to the appropriate blanks in the Road to Revolution Notes Handout; we talked about some of the events leading up to the Revolution by taking notes using the Road to Revolution Presentation
Due Next Class: none

Tuesday, 9-19:
Due Today:
Today’s Learning Target: What were some of the initial events that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution?
What we did in class today
: we briefly reviewed the information from the presentation covered in last class; we finished the Road to Revolution Notes Handout using the Road to Revolution Presentation; we worked in small groups to complete the Declaration of Independence Reading and Questions
Due Next Class: complete whatever was not finished in class of the Declaration of Independence Reading and Questions

Thursday, 9-21:
Due Today: completed Declaration of Independence Reading and Questions
Today’s Learning Target: What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Patriots and British?
What we did in class today: we reviewed the completed Declaration of Independence Reading and Questions; we completed the first four slides of The American Revolution Begins Handout using The American Revolution Begins Presentation; we began watching the movie The Patriot and completing The Patriot Movie Questions
Due Next Class: completed The War for Independence Reading Part 1

Monday, 9-25:
Due Today: completed The War for Independence Reading Part 1
Today’s Learning Target: What can we learn about the human side of the American Revolution from the movie The Patriot?
What we did in class today: we completed the remaining slides of The American Revolution Begins Handout using The American Revolution Begins Presentation
Due Next Class: if not completed today, finish The War for Independence Reading Part 1

Wednesday, 9-27:
Due Today: completed The War for Independence Reading Part 1
Today’s Learning Target: What can we learn about the human side of the American Revolution from the movie The Patriot?
What we did in class today
: we watched The Patriot
Due Next Class: hand write out identifications for the terms on the Unit 1 Quiz Study Guide to prepare for a quiz next class

Friday, 9-29:
Due Today: hand-written  identifications for the terms on the Unit 1 Quiz Study Guide
Today’s Learning Target: What is the most important information to remember about the events and conditions leading up the outbreak of the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we reviewed some terms from the Unit 1 Quiz Study Guide; we completed the objective portion of our Unit 1 Content Quiz (subjective portion to be completed next class); we continued watching The Patriot
Due Next Class: add information as necessary to your hand-written notes to use on the subjective portion of the quiz to be completed next class; complete The War for Independence Reading Part 2

Tuesday, 10-3:
Due Today: add information as necessary to your hand-written notes to use on the subjective portion of the quiz to be completed next class; complete The War for Independence Reading Part 2
Today’s Learning Target: What important events occurred near the end of the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we completed the subjective portion of our Content Quiz; we watched the remainder of The Patriot
Due Next Class: begin working on the Make Your Own Test Template according to the directions on the Make Your Own Test Guidelines

Thursday, 10-5:
Due Today: rough draft of the Make Your Own Test Template
Today’s Learning Target: What important events occurred near the end of the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we finished watching The Patriot; we completed The American Revolution Ends Handout with information from The American Revolution Ends Presentation; we used the laptops to type the Make Your Own Test Template into a Google Doc
Due Next Class: proofread rough draft of the Make Your Own Test project

Wednesday, 10-11: PSATs – NO CLASS TODAY

Friday, 10-13:
Due Today: proofread rough draft of the Make Your Own Test project
Today’s Learning Target: What is the most important information from our unit on the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we had a classmate proofread and sign our rough drafts; we used the laptops to work on the final copy of our Make Your Own Test
Due Next Class: proofread, signed rough draft and final copy of the Make Your Own Test project; study the list of terms for the quiz portion of the assessment

Tuesday, 10-17:
Due Today: proofread, signed rough draft and final copy of the Make Your Own Test project; study the list of terms for the quiz portion of the assessment; all work from this unit (including the The Patriot Movie Questions)
Today’s Learning Target: What is the most important information from our unit on the American Revolution?
What we did in class today: we completed the 20-question multiple choice portion of our assessment; we completed the Political Participation Pretest; we used the rest of the period to work on our projects, which are due at the beginning of next class
Due Next Class: proofread, signed rough draft and final copy of the Make Your Own Test project; complete The Articles of Confederation Reading

Thursday, 10-19:
Due TodayThe Articles of Confederation Reading annotations and questions
Today’s Learning Target: Why did the Articles of Confederation need to be changed?
What we did in class today: we discussed the role of government in our daily lives; we completed Articles of Confederation Entrance Slip; we completed the AOC to Constitution Notes Sheet using the AOC to Constitution Presentation; we completed the AOC Crossword together in class
Due Next Class: read and annotate The Constitution Is Formed Reading and answer the questions that follow

Monday, 10-23:
Due Today: read and annotate The Constitution Is Formed Reading and answer the questions that follow
Today’s Learning Target: What does Article 1 of the US Constitution say?
What we did in class today: we watched a video of a political campaign ad and discussed it; we discussed some current events; we took a short quiz over our homework reading; we completed the first page of the Legislative Branch Chart and Questions
Due Next Class: complete the Running for Office activity

Wednesday, 10-25:
Due Today: the Running for Office activity
Today’s Learning Target: What does Article 1 of the US Constitution say?
What we did in class today
: we split into groups and watched different campaign ads and then answered the questions on the Critical Thinking Worksheet; we discussed some current events; we continued working on the Legislative Branch Chart and Questions
Due Next Class: complete the remainder of the Legislative Branch Chart and Questions; complete the Political Quiz on the iSideWith.com website

Friday, 10-27:
Due Today: complete the remainder of the Legislative Branch Chart and Questions; complete the Political Quiz on the iSideWith.com website
Today’s Learning Target: What do Articles 2 and 3 of the US Constitution say?
What we did in class today: we discussed what community groups and political people we might contact if we had issues we want to change; we discussed some current events; we reviewed the questions on the Legislative Branch Chart and Questions we did not finish last class; we worked in our groups to complete the Executive and Judicial Branches Questions using the information in the Executive and Judicial Branches reading
Due Next Class: complete and of the questions on the Executive and Judicial Branches Questions (based on the Executive and Judicial Branches reading) that you did not finish in class; complete the Political Quiz on the iSideWith.com website if not already done

Monday, 10-30 and Tuesday, 10-31:
Storm Days – No Power – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 11-2:
Due Today: the Executive and Judicial Branches Questions (based on the Executive and Judicial Branches reading; complete the Political Quiz on the iSideWith.com website
Today’s Learning Target: What is the process for voting in Maine? What are Maine voters deciding on Tuesday, November 7th?
What we did in class today: we listened to the Celeste Headlee Interview (here’s the audio); we discussed the LWV 2017 Voter’s Guide (here’s the Maine State Voter’s Guide)
Due Next Class: work on organizing your work according to the 1st Quarter Portfolio Directions and the Social Studies Standards

Monday, 11-6:
Due Today: work on the 1st Quarter Portfolio Directions (need to access the Social Studies Standards)
Today’s Learning Target: What is in the Bill of Rights?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we reviewed some of the Executive and Judicial Branches Questions (based on the Executive and Judicial Branches reading); we completed the I Have Rights Fast Forward activity
Due Next Class: read and annotate the Bill of Rights Simplified and complete the I Have Rights Worksheet

Wednesday, 11-8:
Due Today: read and annotate the Bill of Rights Simplified and complete the I Have Rights Worksheet
Today’s Learning Target: What rights and protections are included in the Amendments to the Constitution?
What we did in class today: we reviewed the 1st Quarter Portfolio Directions (you will also need the Social Studies Standards to complete the Portfolio); we discussed some current events; we reviewed the I Have Rights Fast Forward activity we did last time; we reviewed some of the Bill of Rights Simplified and the I Have Rights Worksheet
Due Next Class: read and annotate the Amendments-to-the-US-Constitution handout and complete the questions at the end; remember that the Portfolio is due by 2:10 on Thursday