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Friday, May 18

Today’s Learning: Why did European explorers want to explore?

Warm Up: Please use the sources we’ve used in our study of Standards 8.2/3/4 listed on the white board (see below) – notice the Review is NOT a source – to make any and all corrections to your Standards 8.2/3/4 Quiz. When you’re finished, please hand in on the front table. If you missed NONE, I don’t need to see your quiz again. When you’re finished, please find something quiet to do so you’re not disrupting the (re-?)learning of others.

Class Work: Find Someone Who…

Guided Notes: What new DEVELOPMENTS enabled European exploration?

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 on p. 57 of your notebook.

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Thursday, May 17

Today’s Learning: Show what you know about the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca.

Warm Up: Please spend a few minutes studying the Progressive Review we completed yesterday and your completed Standards 8.2/3/4 Review quietly and independently to help prepare for today’s quiz.

Class Work: Standards 8.2/3/4 Quiz.

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Wednesday, May 16

Today’s Learning: Who were the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs?

Warm Up: Please write an answer to the framing question: Who were the Inca? on the blank paper in front of you. You may use the following resources:

Class Work: Progressive Review activity.

Standards 8.2/3/4 Review.

Standards 8.2/3/4 QuizThursday, May 11.

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Tuesday, May 15

Today’s Learning: Who were the Inca?

Warm Up: Please find your Machu Picchu Decoded video guide we began yesterday so that we may finish it today.

Class Work: Continue viewing Machu Picchu DecodedWhen finished, share responses on your video guide with your assigned travel guide.

 Please use your Student Reading: Achievements of the Inca to help you finish filling out your Achievements of the Inca Learning Log that we began yesterday quietly and independently. Share your responses with your table partner.

Standards 8.2/3/4 QuizThursday, May 11.

 

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Monday, May 14

Today’s Learning: Who were the Inca?

Warm Up: Please make sure your name is on your Annotated Illustration, then turn in your completed assignment on the front table. If you need a reminder of what was required, please visit my classroom blog at wp.lps.org/pells/daily-agenda/.

Class Work: Close read – underline, highlight, and annotate – Student Reading: Achievements of the IncaThen complete only the Agriculture and Trade section of the Learning Log: Achievements of the Inca.

Share the information on your learning log with your assigned travel partner.

Respond to the questions on Machu Picchu Decoded video guide as we view the video of the same name.

Standards 8.2/3/4 Review activity

Standards 8.2/3/4 Quiz, Thursday, May 17

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Friday, May 11

Today’s Learning: Who were the Aztecs?

Warm Up: Turn to p. 56 of your notebook. Has the answer to the question about the Aztecs you wrote here on Tuesday been answered? If so, how? Write your response on p. 56.

Class Work: Share your warm up responses with the class.

Share yesterday’s #hashtag assignment responses as a class to see what’s trending @aztecs.

Create an annotated illustration of an Aztec city. Due Monday, May 14.

Describe the stories you hear on today’s CNN 10 on p. 57 of your notebook.

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Thursday, May 10

Today’s Learning: Who were the Aztec?

Warm Up: Please close read – underline, highlight, and annotate – Jigsaw Reading: World Book Online on Aztec Military that is on the table in front of you.

Class Work: Write a one sentence summary of Aztec Military at the bottom of p. 1 of World Book Online on Aztec Military, Religion, and FoodShare your summary with your table partner.

Complete the corresponding section of the Aztec Jigsaw activity. Share your information with your assigned travel partner. Then complete  the other sections – close read and write a one-sentence summary – of the reading packet and the corresponding sections of the Aztec Jigsaw activity.

Use the resources we’ve accessed to study the Aztecs – Student Reading: Achievements of the AztecsThe Aztec Empire video, and Jigsaw Reading: World Book Online on Aztec Military, Government, Religion, and Food – the past few days to write a #hashtag to respond to the framing question, “Who were the Aztecs?” on the sticky note supplied.

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Wednesday, May 9

Today’s Learning: Who were the Aztecs?

Warm Up: Close read – underline, highlight, and annotate – Primary Document: Bernal Diaz del Castillo on Aztec Markets/Trading and complete the accompanying analysis found on the back of the document.

Class Work: Respond to the questions on the video guide as view the video In Search of History: The Aztec Empire.

At the conclusion of viewing, share your responses with your table partner.

 

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Tuesday, May 8

Today’s Learning: Who were the Aztecs?

Warm Up: Please make sure your name is on your Maya Mosaic, then turn in your completed assignment on the front table. If you need a reminder of what was required, please visit my classroom blog at wp.lps.org/pells/daily-agenda/.

Class Work: Please title p. 56 of your notebook, “Who were the Aztecs?” Then write ONE question you have about these ancient Americans. We will attempt to answer your question in our study of the Aztecs over the next week. Share your questions with the class.

Close read – underline, highlight, annotate – Student Reading: Achievements of the AztecsThen write a one-sentence summary at the bottom of p. 2.

Use the reading you’ve just done to help you complete the Achievements of the Aztecs Learning Log. When all are finished, share with your assigned travel partner.

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Monday, May 7

Today’s Learning: Who were the Maya?

Warm Up: Please complete a mosaic about the Maya. Combine visuals and words on individual “tiles” to represent the civilization of the Maya. Your mosaic should include the following:

  • An appropriate title
  • At least five colors
  • Five “tiles” that illustrate the Maya civilization

The size of each tile should match the importance of that topic

Each tile should contain a visual of something that is important to defining the Maya civilization

Key words or phrases that describe each visual

Class Work: Work on Maya mosaic assignment. Due at the beginning of class tomorrow, May 8.

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