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Thursday, September 21

Today’s Learning: Why do we look at things from far away and close up?

Warm Up: Please make sure you have included and labeled a minimum of seven items important to you on your Maps of My Life – My Dream Room map and that your map has a title and is colorful.

Class Work: Trade your Maps of My Life – World map with your assigned travel partner and write a conclusion about that person on their world map. Then trade your Maps of My Life – Lincoln map with your assigned travel partner and write a conclusion about that person on their map of Lincoln. And finally trade your Maps of My Life – My Dream Room map with your assigned travel partner and write a conclusion about that person on their map of their dream room. Hand your partner’s maps back to them when you’re done and return to your assigned seat.

Corroborating maps discussion:

  • What conclusions can you come to about the creator of the maps?
  • How did your understanding change with each map that was introduced?
  • Why was it important to have different views?
  • What were the advantages of a world map (far away) versus a map of someone’s dream room (close up)?

Maps can help us contextualize:

  • In addition to timelines, maps are also helpful tools to help us better understand a person or event.
  • Timelines tell us what was going on around the time an event happened, and maps show us where events happened.

Please attach your completed Maps of My Life – World to p. 18 and Maps of My Life – Lincoln to p. 19 of your notebook. Hand in your Maps of My Life- My Dream Room.

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Wednesday, September 20

Today’s Learning: Why do we look at things from far away and close up?

Warm Up: Please make sure you have located and labeled the seven places important to you on your Maps of My Life – Lincoln map.

Class Work: Work quietly and independently on Maps of My Life – Dream Room assignment. Due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

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Tuesday, September 19

Today’s Learning: Why do we look at things from far away and close up?

Warm Up: Please make sure you have located and labeled the seven places important to you on your Maps of My Life – World map, along with the physical features I directed you to add to your map yesterday. Make your map colorful.

Class Work: Label blank map of the world with continents and oceans as a class.

Maps of My Life – Lincoln assignment. Due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

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Monday, September 18

Today’s Learning: Why do look at things from far away and close up?

Warm Up: Please make sure your name is on your completed Standard 1.2 Summative Assessment. Then hand it in on the front table.

Class Work: Discussion of why we look at things from far away and close up.

Maps of My Life – World mapwork assignment.

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution activity.

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Friday, September 15

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up: Work quietly and independently on your Standard 1.2 Summative Assessment collage answering the question, “How do we know what we know?” Draw pictures, cut images out of a magazine or newspaper, write words and short phrases, etc., to illustrate your understanding of the the answer to this question. Your collage should be neat and colorful, have a title, and have your name on it. It is due at the beginning of class Monday, September 18.

Class Work: Work on collage.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence on p. 16 of your notebook.

Have a weekend and GO BIG RED!!!

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Thursday, September 14

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up:  What were the historical claims you made about what happened to civilization on Easter Island  (see p. 11 of your notebook.)? What corroborating evidence do you have to back up those claims? Write your responses to the above questions on p. 15 of your notebook.

Class Work: Share your Warm Up response with your assigned travel partner.

Work in your assigned group on the Food Fight in the Lunchroom scenario. When finished, report to the whole class.

Sourcing discussion/notes, notebook p. 8.

Multiple perspectives discussion/notes, notebook p. 15.

Standard 1.2 – How do we know what we know? – Summative Assessment. We will work on this assignment in class tomorrow.

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Wednesday, September 13

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up: Please explain ONE thing you learned about what happened to civilization on Easter Island from viewing East Island Underworld in class yesterday on p. 14 of your notebook.

Class Work: Share your response with the class.

Continue viewing Easter Island Underworld with Stump the Champ questions, notebook p. 14.

Class discussion of present day and historical examples of corroboration.

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Tuesday, September 12

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up: What is the historical thinking skill of corroboration? Please explain on p. 14 of your notebook.

Class Work: Share your response with your table partner.

View Easter Island Underworld with Stump the Champ questions, notebook p. 14.

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Monday, September 11

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up: Please finish close reading the article The Mystery of Easter Island. Remember to star that information that you learned from the images of Easter Island we studied previously.

Class Work: Share your starred information with your table partner.

Complete a second read of the Easter Island Article and fill in both the Information from Article and Key Differences columns on your Easter Island Graphic Organizer. What similarities and differences do you notice between the two sources?

Corroboration discussion and notes, p. 8 of your notebook.

CNN 10, September 11: Describe each story you hear on today’s CNN 10 on p. 13  of your notebook.

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Friday, September 8

Today’s Learning: How do we know what we know?

Warm Up: Please take a second look at the East Island pictures you studied yesterday and respond to the questions on the Graphic Organizer – Easter Island Mystery. Write your responses in the Information from Pictures column.

Class Work: Share your responses from your Information from Pictures on your Graphic Organizer – Easter island Mystery with your assigned travel partner.

Primary Sources/Secondary Sources Notes, notebook p. 12.

Please close read Easter Island Article and put a star next to any information that supports what you already knew about Easter Island based on the three images you studied earlier today.

Please describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 in a sentence for each story on p. 13 of your notebook.

Have a weekend, and GO BIG RED!!!

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