• Welcome to Social Studies!!!
    Lesson plans will updated at the beginning of each week. Please keep in mind that sometimes lessons may take both longer or shorter than scheduled. While we will try to follow the weekly schedule, it just may not be possible. Assignment details and materials will be located in Canvas.
    Week of 9/20
    • Monday: All Things EQ. Catch up from the past 2 weeks. Walk through Power School and Grades. Overview of Mesopotamia. Study for quiz over Commonalities of River Valleys.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: Read and discuss the Epic of Gilgamesh. Answer questions. Review game. Study for Quiz over Commonalities of River Valleys.
    • Thursday: Quiz over Commonalities of River Valleys. Read and discuss Hammurabi's Laws.
    • Friday: Hammurabi's Laws part 2. Discuss whether Hammurabi's Laws are fair or cruel. Begin poster creation and essay write.
    Week of 9/13
    • Monday: Agriculture and City-States. Complete Video Questions.
    • Tuesday: Commonalities of River Valley Civilizations. Compare and contrast in a textbox.
    • Wednesday: Mesopotamia Introduction. Make a KWL in a textbox and submit.
    • Thursday: Mesopotamia Overview. Complete Timeline.
    • Friday: Constitution Day. Complete Responsibilities of Govt.
    Week of 9/6
    • Monday & Tuesday: No School
    • Wednesday & Thursday: Create Digital Infographic Over Paleolithic and Neolithic People
    • Friday: Finish Infographic. Lesson over Patriot's Day and 9/11.
    Week of 8/30
    • Monday: Neolithic Village Simulation: In class discovery activity that explores at how Neolithic People would have raised their standard of living. HW: Study for Paleolithic and Why Move Quiz (notes in Canvas and G. Drive).
    • Tuesday: Break down the simulation and discussion of economic terms. Begin discussion of Neolithic People and the Farming Revolution. HW: Study for quiz.
    • Wednesday: Finish Neo. People and Farming. Create Multi-Flow Map of Farming Revolution Effects. HW: Study for Quiz tomorrow. Review game.
    • Thursday: Quiz over Paleolithic People and Why Move (Reasons for Migration). Finish Multi-Flow Map. Begin Comic strip over Neolithic People.
    • Friday: Finish Comic Strip. Take a picture(s) of your comic strip and load into Canvas.
    Week of 8/23
    • Monday: All Things EQ. The Human Migration. Complete the Google Doc if not finished in class. May be worked on in small groups, but each student is responsible for completing own document and submitting to Canvas.
    • Tuesday: All Things EQ. Exploration of the Otzi the Iceman Website. HW: Study Migration/Ice age document quiz Thursday.
    • Wednesday: Complete Otzi Web Quest. May be done with table, HW if not completed. HW: Study for quiz.
    • Thursday: Quiz over Ice Age/Migration. Prep for simulation.
    • Friday: Simulation over raising standard of living in the Neolithic Era.
    Week of 8/16
    Monday: Timeline review for those that struggled. Discuss options for doing retakes from last weeks quiz. All Things EQ. Begin Paleolithic People. HW: Video due Friday.
    Tuesday: All Things EQ. Finish Paleolithic People notes and discussion. Time to plan video or discuss with table for ideas. HW: Video due Friday
    Wednesday: Cave Art Lesson. Explore ancient caves and cave paintings. Answer three questions in text box in Canvas.
    Thursday and Friday: Newscast video due (Friday). Explore the reasons why people move.
    Week of 8/9
    Monday: Students will learn how to read and interpret timelines inaddition to the key parts of timelines. Students will begin working on individual timelines. Details are in Canvas.
    Tuesday: Students will work on individual timelines. Review game for quiz tomorrow.
    Wednesday: Quiz over timelines. Begin learning about the different jobs within history (Archaeology, Paleontology, & Anthropology).
    Thursday: Continue with different roles/jobs in history.
    Friday: Begin What We Will Leave Behind Activity.
  • Goals

    In addition to standards and outcomes, we will have 2 main goals this year. While these will not be specific lessons, they will be embedded in our lessons throughout the course of this year. If students can look at sources, think critically, and learn about the successes and failures of past civilizations, not only will it help them in this class, it will will help them on the path to become productive citizens.

    1. Learn How to Think, Not What to Think
    2. Learn About the Past to Learn From the Past.
  • Class Supplies

    This year I am going to make the effort to be a paperless classroom. Regardless, there will probably be a few things students need while online and once we return in person. Bolded items including online learning.

    Community Supplies

    • Chlorox Wipes
    • Tissues
    • Spiral Notebook
    • Highlighters
    • Writing utensils
    • Colored Perncils/crayons
    • Glue Sticks
    • Dry erase markers