August


Week of August 14-16

Welcome to Mr. Estala's 7th & 8th grade Social Studies class at Highland Middle School for the 2013-14 school year.

For the first week of school, we will be covering classroom rules and procedures. Your child will take home a copy of the rules and procedures for your viewing and signature.

The following is the supplies your child will need in my classroom this year.
a.) 1"- 1-1/2" binder
b.) black or blue ink pen (to be used for writing class assignments)
c.) red ink pen
d.) pencils
e.) plenty of loose leaf paper
f.) textbook cover
PRE- AP CLASSES ONLY
g.) flash drive (optional)
h. pocket dictionary

Week of August 19-23
 

7th grade 8th grade
Monday



Objective:Students will be able to examine what citizenship means and will understand the two types of citizens that live in the United States.
Assignment: Ch. 1 PPT; Pgs. 1-4. Reg. classes-analyze Pledge of Allegiance; Pre-AP- analyze Oath of Allegiance;
Assessment: quick write
Competency: III:A.1, 2, 3
Objective:Students will be able to understand how the first people arrived in in the Americans and cite the discovery that changed the lives of the early Native Americans.
Assignment: Early People Migration video clips; Review 1.1, Early Peoples, p. 16-19; review notes & write summary
Assessment: class participation
Competency: II:A.1, 2; D.1
Tuesday



Objective:Students will be able to discuss why government in our society is important, will explore the differences between three types of government in the world, & will examine how immigration has created a cultural diversity in the United States.
Assignment: Ch.1, p. 5-9; PPT notes; Submit Analysis papers
Assessment: class participation/ Analysis grade
Competency: III:A.1, 2, 3
Objective:Students will be able to describe why powerful empires arose in the Americas and investigate how the people of each empire adapted to the environment.
Assignment: Read 1.2, Cities and Empires, p.22-26. Notes & discussion
Assessment: class participation
Competency: II:A.1, 2; D.1
Wednesday



Early Dismissal
Objective: Students will be able to recognize the values that form the foundation of our American government & legal system and discuss the duties & responsibilities of the American citizens.
Assignment: Ch. 1, p. 10-14; PPT notes
Assessment: Q & A
Competency: III:A.1, 2, 3
Objective: Students will be able to explore what early people lived in North America & will examine how different Native American groups adapted to their environments.
Assignment: Read 1.3, North American Peoples, p. 28-33; 15 notes & discussion
Thursday



Objective: Students will be able to review materials gather on citizenship, the types of governments in the world, and the duties & responsblities of the American citizens in order to prepare for quiz.
Assignment: Ch.1 American citizenship Quiz Review
Assessment: Q& A
Competency: III:A.1,2,3
Objective: Students will be able to review & discuss the first peoples in America, how powerful empires rose, and will discuss which early people groups lived in the North America to prepare for quiz.
Assignment: Ch.1 Review & discussion
Assessment: Q& A
Competency: II:A.1, 2; D.1
Friday



Objective: Students will be able to use gained knowledge on citizenship, the types of governments in the world, and the duties & responsblities of the American citizens in order to successfully (70%) complete quiz.
Assignment: Ch.1 American citizenship Quiz
Assessment: quiz grade
Competency: III:A.1,2,3
Objectives: Students will be able to recall information on the first peoples in America, the development of powerful empires, and the early people groups that lived in the North America to successfully (70%) complete quiz.
Assignment: Ch.1 Quiz
Assessment: quiz grade
Competency: II:A.1, 2; D.1

WEEK OF AUGUST 25-30
7th grade 8th grade
Monday



Obj.: I will be able to describe the roots of our government and how the American colonies were governed.
Assignment: Read Ch. 2-The Foundation of American government, p. 16-24; PPT notes; Begin Words to Know, p. 31-32
Assessment: quickwrite; class observation
Homework: complete text notes
Competency: 7.3.2A 1-4
Obj.: I will be able to demonstrate understanding in researching ancient civilizations and will pose questions to be answered by historical inquiry.
Assignment: MesoAmerican Civilizations Project
Assessment; class observation/Q&A
Competency: 8.1.D.
Tuesday



Obj.: I will be able to examine and discuss the colonies moved toward independence.
Assignment: Read Ch.2, p. 25-27; PPT notes; Words to Know, p. 31-32
Assessment: quickwrite; class observation/participation
Homework: complete daily notes
Competency: 7.3.2A 1-4
Obj.: I will be able to demonstrate understanding in researching ancient civilizations and will pose questions to be answered by historical inquiry.
Assignment: MesoAmerican Civilizations Project
Assessment; class observation/Q&A
Competency: 8.1.D.
Wednesday



Early Dismissal
Obj.: I will be able to describe how our early American governments worked.
Assignment: Read Ch.2, p. 28-30; PPT notes; complete Words to Know & review
Assessment: quickwrite; class observation/participation
Homework: Words to Know review
Competency: 7.3.2A 1-4
Obj.: I will be able to demonstrate understanding in researching ancient civilizations and will use primary and secondary sources as will as collecting, interpreting, applying, and sequencing information to format a presentation.
Assignment: MesoAmerican Civilizations Project
Assessment; class observation/Q&A
Competency: 8.1.D
Thursday



Obj.: I will prepare for upcoming exam covering material learned this week on American government roots, how the colonies were governed, and their move toward independence.
Assignment: Ch. 2 Words to Know Quiz; Ch. 2 Test Review
Assessment: Q&A; class participation
Homework: Ch. 2 Test Review
Competency: 7.3.2 A, 1-4
Obj.: I will be able to demonstrate my understanding in researching ancient civilizations by presenting information gathered and validated in a variety of presentation prespective.
Assignment: MesoAmerican Civilizations Project Presentation
Assessment; class observation/Q&A
Competency: 8.1.D
Friday



Obj.: I will successfully complete exam on material learned on the roots and establishment of our American government.
Assignment: Chapter 2 Test; Ch. 2 Packet DUE
Assessment: grading
Competency: 7.3.2 A, 1-4

Obj.: I will be able to demonstrate my understanding in researching ancient civilizations by presenting information gathered and validated in a variety of presentation prespective.
Assignment: MesoAmerican Civilizations Project Presentation; Presntation Quiz
Assessment; class observation/Q&A/ grade
Competency: 8.1.D
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