FRIDAY, October 18th!

We made it through another week! Success!

10/18 Quick Write: I am collecting these today, so be sure you have completed all FIVE, and you have your name on top!

Today we are finishing up our notes on one characteristic of civilization. In your groups, you should all have your own notes on your section (although you can of course work together on the notes within your group). Outline your notes like this:

You can find the textbook pages on yesterday’s post.

Once you have your notes completed and checked off, as a group you will be creating a slideshow on your civilization characteristic. You each need to participate and individually create one slide. Follow the guidelines and instructions below.

We are aiming to complete the slideshow by the end of class. Remember, CONTENT before pictures… You are being assessed on what your WROTE, not on how pretty your slides are!

Happy weekend!

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Thursday, Oct 17th!

Over halfway done!

10/17 Quick Write:

Today we are going to dive deeper into our look at Sumer and what a civilization is. You will brainstorm with your table about what a civilization needs to have (hint… there are 7 characteristics!)

Then you each will work in a group taking notes on one of the characteristics of a civilization. Use the Notes Example below to guide how you structure your notes. Also, you will find Chapter 5 attached.

Have a great Thursday!

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Wednesday, October 16th!

Happy Wednesday!

10/16 Quick Write:

Today, we will use a technique called Reciprocal Viewing to watch a video on the Civilization of Sumer. Throughout the last couple of weeks, we have discussed how early humans survived by hunting and gathering and migrating after their food source.

Then we introduced the Neolithic Revolution, or Agricultural Revolution, where humans shifted into farming and domesticating wild animals to survive. With this shift came other changes, which you all documented on your group posters.

Now we are examining how these changes all lead to the world’s first civilization, in what is now modern day Iraq… Sumer!

To take notes on the video, you will fold and label your paper like this…

Then I will pause throughout the video and we will fill in all four boxes, considering these points:

Here is the video we will be watching!
https://google.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/3029357e-9bb7-40d5-93e2-effbdca2affe/

After the video we will debrief and clarify any questions. Have a very good Wednesday 🙂

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Tuesday, Oct 15th!

Hi there! It is really starting to feel like fall!

10/15 Quick Write:

Today is our Gallery Walk of everyone’s posters! You will fill out the handout below. You will include two main ideas/key points for each section of Chapter 3 (including the section you did your own poster on). There are five sections, so you will have 10 main ideas written onto your handout.

Hopefully at the end of this Walk, you will have a comfortable idea of the changes that took place for Neolithic people because of agriculture!

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Monday, Oct 14th… scroll to your hour!

Welcome back!! New week, new start!

10/14 Quick Write:

Due to various time constraints, today will be slightly different, depending on what period you’re in.

Period 1 and 6!

You will finish your Chapter 3 posters today! Remember, you will need all of the following:

This is due at the end of the period!

Periods 3, 4 and 5:

You will be writing a second diary entry today; this time you will write as if you were living during the Neolithic/Agricultural Revolution! In your entry, you will describe how life has changed since agriculture has begun… be specific! Instructions are below.

You will turn this diary entry in at the END OF CLASS.

All of y’all have a good day…. cheers!

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Friday, Oct 11th… Half Day!

Short classes today, but please don’t expect to relax! We have things to do 🙂

10/11 Quick Write: You will be turning these in today… there should be FIVE!

Today we may have a few minutes to finish posters, but not very long, so use your time wisely.

Once all posters have been completed, we will do a gallery walk around the room, looking at each poster, taking notes on the following handout.

Hopefully at the end of this walk, you will have an idea of the changes that took place for Neolithic people because of agriculture!

Have a safe weekend!

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Thursday, October 10th–

Another week flying by!

10/10 Quick Write:

Today we will spend a great deal of class working on our posters. Remember, you have completed the notes for your section and they’ve been checked off by me! As a group, you’re making sure your poster has all of the following information:

  • Creative Title
  • Summary Sentence
  • Picture (colored and relevant!)
  • Used all of the bold words (in the title, sentence or picture caption)

If we have time, we will do a Gallery Walk of the class’ posters. You will fill out the handout below with at least two main ideas/key points for each section of Chapter 3 (including the section you did your own poster on). There are six sections, so you will need at least 12 main ideas written onto your handout.

Have a great Thursday!

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Wednesday, Oct 9th:

Almost halfway through the week… let’s do this day right!

10/9 Quick Write:

Today you will be put into groups and each group will be assigned a section of Chapter 3 in the textbook (see below).

Your group will be responsible for making an informational poster of your section… it needs a picture, summary sentence, and the use of bold/key words. You will have approximately 20 minutes to complete this poster, then we will share out as a class.

At the end of class you will complete the following Exit Ticket:

Cheers…. see you tomorrow!

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Tuesday, Oct 8th!

Hello! Happy Tuesday!

10/8 Quick Write:

Today we are diving into the concept of being Hunters and Gatherers. We will do a scavenger hunt activity which will hopefully give you a better understanding of how Paleolithic communities had to work together in order to survive. See the scavenger hunt instructions/simulation below:

Enjoy your day… be productive and focused!

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Monday, Oct 7th…

Welcome back! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

10/7 Quick Write:

The first thing we’re going to do today is finish up the Ch. 3 & 4 Gallery Walk. Some of you still had a couple boxes to complete on Friday, so we will have no more than 5 minutes to finish this.

Then we will move on to a brief discussion of the Paleolithic Age, or the Old Stone Age– the time period where most hominids (except Lucy) lived.

You will write a diary entry as if you were a Paleolithic person, describing your day and the various challenges you face. See instructions below:

This diary entry will be due at the end of class.

Have a great Monday!

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