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Monday - Spanish
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - P.E.
Thursday - Tech.
Friday - Health
Scroll down to the bottom for our Word Part Vocabulary Lists
Daily homework is listed on each day of the agenda below.
Weekly Class Agenda
November 19 - Monday - Overview of Congress, HW - Leadership Roles in Congress WKST
November 20 - Tuesday - Powers of Congress - Ted Ed Video - What is power with discussion questions, expressed and implied powers, interactive notebook page
November 21 - Wednesday - How a Bill Becomes a Law
November 22 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break
November 12 - Monday - No School - Veterans' Day Holiday
November 13 - Tuesday - Review Parts of the Constitution, Constitution Chart
November 14 - Wednesday - HS Visitation Day
November 15 - Thursday - Word Parts List 6, Overview of three branches of government, test review
November 16 - Friday - Government Test 1
November 5 - Monday - Intro to U.S. Constitution, work on Forms of Government project (found below).
HW - work on individual parts of project.
3rd Period HW - finish Limited v. Unlimited Government Assignment
4th Period HW - finish What it means to live in a democracy explain and draw. Complete limited v unlimited government assignment
Limited v. Unlimited Assingment
Take a sheet of computer paper.
Fold it in half, unfold it.
Write Limited Government at the top of one side.
Write Unlimited Government at the top of the other side.
Create a picture and word collage to represent each type of government.
November 6 - Tuesday - Election Day - U.S. Constitution Con't (scavenger hunt or chart), work on project
November 7 - Wednesday - Current Event - Work on Project
Democrats retake control of House, Republicans expand Senate majority as midterms leave power split in Washington
Blackburn wins in Tennessee Senate race as 'Taylor Swift effect' comes up short
Women and LGBT candidates make history in 2018 midterms
House Democrats ascendant, set to check Trump's power
Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey gain re-election in Pennsylvania
November 8 - Thursday - Assemble poster, Word Part List 6, Amendment Process Notes, Equal Rights Amendment Activity
November 9 - Friday - PD Day - No School for students
October 29 Monday - Current Event - Use your current event template and the article for your class below to complete the assignment. If you are absent or you lost the template, it can be found at the bottom of this page.
1st & 2nd Period:
3rd & 4th Period:
October 30 - Tuesday - Characteristics of a Democracy, Continue Types of Government
October 31 - Wednesday - Halloween and El Dia de Los Muertos traditions and culture
November 1 - Thursday - Limited and Unlimited Government, Characteristics of Democracy
November 2 - Friday - Types of Government Review - Group Poster, Limited or Unlimited Government
October 22 Monday - Purpose of Government
Directions: The purposes of government are beautifully explained in the Preamble to the American Constitution. Cut out the graphic organizer and glue down the center into your notebook. Fold along the dotted lines and on each flap draw a picture to represent one of the purposes of government on one side and then name that purpose on the opposite side.
HW: Characteristics of a State Visual Summary due Tuesday - Need to include title "characteristics of a state", name each of the four characteristics, based on the descriptions in your notes, draw a representation of each characteristic. Make it colorful and neat - complete on construction or computer paper.
October 23 Tuesday - Four Theories on the Beginning of Government
October 24 Wednesday - Forms of Government
October 25 Thursday - U.S. Geography Test; Forms of Government Continued
October 26 Friday - Characteristics of Democracy
October 15 Monday - Review Test 2 Objectives 1 & 2 from study guide, work on visual component of project, work on study guide. CNN 10 Video and Log
October 16 Tuesday - Review Test 2 Objectives 3 & 4 from study guide, work on visual component of project, work on study guide.
October 17 Wednesday - Review Test 2 Objective 5 from study guide, intro to government, work on study guide
October 18 Thursday - Geography Test #2
October 19 Friday - Intro to Government Continued - CNN 10 Video and Log Characteristics of a State Visual Summary due Tuesday - Need to include title "characteristics of a state", name each of the four characteristics, based on the descriptions in your notes, draw a representation of each characteristic. Make it colorful and neat - complete on construction or computer paper.
October 8 Monday - No School
October 9 Tuesday - Continue Geography of U.S. map activity, brainstorm visual of project
October 10 Wednesday - Class notes on Regions and landmarks, last chance to finish map activity in class, work on Place Activity Visual
October 11 Thursday - Word Parts List 4, Work on Visual for Place Activity
October 12 Friday - submit place Activity, complete map extension activity, work on study guide.
October 1 Monday - First Period - Complete brainstorm and pre-write for Place Activity. Begin drafting paragraphs. Second, Third, and Fourth Periods - wrap up 5 Themes, Explain Place Activity, begin Place Activity Brainstorm Graphic Organizer. Brainstorm due tomorrow.
October 2 Tuesday - New England and MidAtlantic Regions, Work on Place Activity - Narrative Writing Component due tomorrow.
October 3 Wednesday - Southern Region, Work on Place Activity - Descriptive Writing Component due tomorrow
October 4 Thursday - Word Parts Quiz - Lists 1 - 3 - Students should be able to define the word parts and sample words. Midwest Region, Work on Place Activity - Persuasive Writing Component due Tuesday 10/2.
October 5 Friday - Professional Development Day - No School for Students - Enjoy your four-day weekend!
24 Monday - finish location, intro to maps
25 Tuesday continue intro to maps
26 Wednesday Test # 1, maps independent practice
27 Thursday Finish test, continue independent practice or move on to Place
28 Wrap up Five Themes, introduce Place Activity Project
17 Monday - Constitution Day - Current Event Assignment
Use the following articles to complete your assignment.
18 Tuesday - Intro to Geography - Five Themes of Geography
19 Wednesday - Five Themes, Continued
20 Thursday - Latitude and Longitude
21 Friday - Word Parts List 2, Test Review Day
10 Monday - Introduction to the Social Sciences
11 Tuesday - Primary and Secondary Sources; Overview of 9/11/01
12 Wednesday - Word Parts list one, continue working on 9/11 and sources
13 Thursday - Writing styles in Social Studies - narrative, informational, persuasive;
HW - Writing assignment - Write one paragraph in the informational style that explains what social studies is. Write one paragraph in the persuasive style that expresses your agreement or disagreement with the importance of social studies in the classroom.
14 Friday - Social Sciences visual summary
Word Parts List #1
Biblio – book or books
Define the Sample Word: Bibliography – a list of sources at the end of a book or paper
Gram – something written in a particular way
Define the Sample Word: Pictogram – a symbol representing a concept, object, etc.
Graphy – writing; the production of images; descriptive sciences or studies
Define the Sample Word: Ethnography: the scientific description of the customs of individual peoples and cultures.
Logue – a type of communication or debate
Define the Sample Word: Monologue – a speech delivered by one person
Logy – a subject of study or interest
Define the Sample Word: Pathology – field of medicine dealing with the cause of disease
Ics – a subject of study or branch of interest
Define the Sample Word: Linguistics – the scientific study of language and its structure
Anti – acting against, resisting, or opposing something
Define the Sample Word: Antisocial – not wanting the company of others
Word Parts List 2
Poli - city
Political – relating to the government or public affairs of a country
Geo - Earth
Geology - the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them.
Psych- mind, brain
Psychiatrist – a doctor specializing in the treatment of mental illness
-ology - a subject of study
Archaeology - the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains
-graph - to write or draw
Autograph – a signature, especially of a famous person written as a memento for an admirer
Word Parts List 3
Dem – people
Democracy: a system of government by the whole population or eligible members typically through elected representatives
Liber – free
Liberty: the state of being free within society from excessive, oppressive restrictions imposed by authority
Loc, Locat – place
Localization: the process of making something local or restricting it to a certain place.
Circum – around, about
Circumstances: a fact or condition connected to an event or action
Trans – across, beyond, through
Transfer: to move or copy from one place to another
Cart, Carto – map, piece of paper
Cartel: an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition
Word Parts List 4
Form – Shape
Formation: the action of forming or process of being formed; a structure of something.
Jud – Judge
Judgment: an opinion or conclusion such as by a court.
Fract - Break
Fracture: a crack or break in a hard object or material;
Frag – Break
Fragment: a small part broken or separated off something
Gen- Birth, race, kind
Generation: all of the people born and living at about the same time; the production of something
Mob – Move
Mobile: able to move or be moved freely or easily
Word Parts List 5
-ject – throw, hurl
Eject - force or throw (something) out, typically in a violent or sudden way.
Vid, Vis – see
Video - the recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images
Vision – the state of being able to see; a mental image of what the future will or could be like.
Dic, Dict – say
Dictator - a ruler with total power over a country, also known as autocrat, absolute ruler, despot, tyrant, or oppressor
Scrib, Script – write
Scribble - write or draw carelessly or quickly
Sens, Sent – feel
Sensation - a widespread reaction of interest and excitement
Sentimental - of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
Port – carry
Transport - take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another
Word Parts List 6
Antebellum - occurring or existing before a particular way
Com- with, together, in association, and (with intensive force) completely
Compile - produce by assembling information collected from other sources.
Pre- prior to, in advance of, before
Premeditate - think out or plan beforehand.
Per- through, thoroughly, very, throughout, away, beyond
Perennial – enduring or continually recurring
-osis - occurs in nouns that denote actions, conditions, or states
Tuberculosis- an infectious bacterial disease
Micro- small, very small in comparison with others of its kind, localized,
Microcosm – a miniature representation of a greater part
Macro- large, long, great, excessive
Macrocosm- the whole of a complex structure,
Thank you for visiting my page. This school year marks my 15th year as a member of the Towne family. I have previously taught 9th and 10th grade World History for seven years, as well as 5th and 6th grade Social Studies for one year. This is my 8th year teaching 8th grade Social Studies. In addition to my teaching assignment, I also serve as the moderator of the FTCES Yearbook. I am looking forward to another great year at Towne.
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