Weekly Schedule

GC = Assignment is in Google Classroom

Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

12.10.18 - 12.14.18

MondayFranz Xaver Habermann’s ‘Représentation du feu terrible à nouvelle Yorck’ (1776), engraved by J. Chéreau

Tuesday


Wednesday
FINAL DRAFT DUE TODAY

Thursday
Battle of Brooklyn

Friday





12.3.18 - 12.7.18

This week, students are expected to work on small steps that will lead to the creation of a GREAT paper to answer the Essential Question. Students are required to check in with me on each step before they can move on to the next. 
Ask a lot of questions and do your best! YOU GOT THIS!

Image result for step by step process
Monday
Continue Quote-a-Palooza (GC)
Begin Main Idea/Theme (GC)

Tuesday
Continue Main Idea/Theme (GC)
 

Wednesday
No Classes-Future Quest Expo

Thursday

Friday
Let the editing process begin!


This is the beginning of our big writing project. It is absolutely necessary that you keep up with these smaller steps as we move forward so that you do not need to rush the final draft. If you run into trouble ASK FOR HELP EARLY.




Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

11.27.18 - 12.1.18
Monday
John Adams--negotiations and compromises that lead to the vote for independence


Tuesday


Wednesday

Thursday
and discuss


Friday

Begin Quote-a-Palooza (GC)

This is the beginning of our big writing project. It is absolutely necessary that you keep up with these smaller steps as we move forward so that you do not need to rush the final draft. If you run into trouble ASK FOR HELP EARLY.





11.19.18 - 11.23.18
MondayImage result for reagan turkey
John Adams:(30:30 - 45:30)
    -The state of the Continental Army
    -King's reply to the Olive Branch Petition
    -Henry Knox and the guns of Ft. Ticonderoga

    -Annotate: the difficulties they faced AND sections that bring a visual to your mind

Tuesday
Complete the article from yesterday
Illustrate the article: Comic Strip or Propaganda Poster
    -must contain:
        *Continental Army
        *Cannon
        *Fort Ticonderoga
        *Henry Knox

Wednesday
No School

Thursday
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Friday

No School





11.13.18 - 11.17.18
Monday
POGIL #2 (GC)

Tuesday
John Adams (11:50 - 21:34)
    -2nd Continental Congress
    -Olive Branch Petition
POGIL #2

Wednesday
-5 Observations and 1 inference of the image above
-Battle of Bunker Hill
-John Adams clip--Battle of Bunker Hill, Second Continental Congress, continued
-Work on POGIL #2

Thursday
Last day to work on POGIL #2

Friday

Quizipoo--Continental Congresses, early revolution activities



Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

11.05.18 - 11.09.18
Monday
John Adams makes his decision
"Dear Son" Letter
Wanted! and Join Us! posters

Tuesday
Letter and Wanted and Join posters due at end of class

Wednesday
John Adams--1st Continental Congress
Work on POGIL #2

Thursday
POGIL #2

Friday 

No Classes




Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

11.05.18 - 11.09.18
Monday
John Adams makes his decision
"Dear Son" Letter
Wanted! and Join Us! posters

Tuesday
Letter and Wanted and Join posters due at end of class

Wednesday


Thursday


Friday 




Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

10.29.18 - 11.02.18
MondayImage result for john adams hbo series
Boston Massacre conversation--using images of two different perspectives
John Adams Clip--Will he defend the British soldiers? (10:30 - 14:45)
Discussion of Boston Massacre trial interspersed with clips from movie
John Adams Clips (14:46 - 43:30)

   Notes: keep track of perspective

   Discussion: did they do it?


Tuesday
Continue discussion of Boston Massacre trial interspersed with clips from movie
John Adams Clips (14:46 - 49:46)

   Notes: keep track of perspective

   Discussion: did they do it?

Boston Massacre Verdict!


Wednesday
John Adams discussion--"Walk and Talk"
    2 reasons why JA should join Sons of Liberty
    2 reasons why JA should remain loyal to the Crown
Tarring and Feathering
    Clip from JA (edited for content to be appropriate for student audience)

Thursday
Finish Tarring and Feathering Reading, if necessary

Friday 

Finish Hutchinson Reading
   -Write a letter to your son explaining why he should or should not be friends with the Sons of Liberty.
    -Use 3 pieces of evidence from the readings and/or film




Essential Question: Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

10.22.18 - 10.24.18
Image result for sons of liberty
Monday

Tuesday
Formative review/check-in (GC)
Finish POGIL #1

Wednesday
Causes of the Revolution Summative Quizipoo #1
Boston Massacre conversation--using images of two different perspectives
    Paul Revere

Last day for Rushmore revisions and F/I War retakes

Thursday
no school

Friday 
no school






10.15.18 - 10.19.18

Monday
Complete Committees of Correspondence activities

Tuesday
Read and Review Breakup Letters
Begin POGIL #1 (GC)

Wednesday
POGIL #1

Thursday
POGIL #1

Friday 





10.8.18 - 10.12.18

MondayImage result for pogil definition
    -1 quote from each section in your notebook
    -mini-Mel answering the question "Should Columbus Day be celebrated in America?"

Tuesday
Bumper Stickers
    -choose a perspective and event from our unit
    -what bumper sticker might they have bought if available at the event?
Study for Quizipoo tomorrow

Wednesday
Quizipoo: French-Indian War
Townshend Acts article in Newsela--directions are in the assignment

Thursday
Group assignments and team building activities (complex greeting)

Friday 
Committees of Correspondence activities with group -- Due Monday (GC)





10.1.18 - 10.5.18
Image result for george washington

Monday
Walk and Talk: Tweets
    Fort Necessity notes

Tuesday
Quizipoo: Causes of Conflict
Continue Fort Necessity and French and Indian War presentation

Wednesday
George Washington and Braddock's Defeat (French and Indian War presentation)

Thursday


Friday 





9.17.18 - 9.21.18

Monday
Image result for balablok
Finish Rushmore MELCon writing process and submit (GC)

Tuesday
    Image of Directions    Causes of Conflict activity
    Sort Cards on the Diamond
    
Final Draft of Rushmore MELCon Due (GC) 

Wednesday
Continue with whole group discussion of the causes sort from yesterday
Conflict videos and questions (GC)

Thursday
Continue with Conflict videos and viewing questions

Friday 
Image analysis
Perspectives of French-Indian War





9.17.18 - 9.21.18Image result for mt rushmore scared

Monday
Men of Mt. Rushmore evidence dig [Resource Packet] -- GC

Tuesday
Continue review of evidence

Wednesday
Rushmore outline -- GC

Link to explanation of Main Idea sentence and theme

Thursday
Rushmore rough draft

Friday (Homecoming Parade = alternate schedule)

Final Draft Due Tuesday 9/25





9.10.18 - 9.14.18

Monday
Discuss observations v. inferences
Begin introduction of MELCon Outline using Who is Ms. Walker? observations (GC)

Tuesday
Reading: A History of the 9/11 Attacks (Newsela)
    Gather evidence
    Build an argument for one of two main ideas
Continue Who is Ms. Walker outline (GC)

Wednesday
Complete Who is Ms. Walker outline (GC) -- Due Friday at beginning of class
Create paragraph
Self and peer editing

Thursday
8th Grade Learner Survey

Friday
Build paragraph using outline material
Self-edit
Peer-edit






9.4.18 - 9.7.18

Monday
No School

Tuesday
Introductory remarks 
Little Americans project (Due 9.7.17)
Who am I? practice paragraph

Wednesday
Continue assignments from Tuesday

Thursday
What is a MELCon? discussion and handouts

Friday
Who is Ms. Walker? Observation gathering
Little Americans due





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