Thursday, Nov. 10
- Watch CNN Student News. Take notes identifying the different stakeholder groups and how they responded to the election results.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
- Debrief election results in a CIRCLE discussion.
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 7/8
- Finish researching two ballot measures. Make sure you have a THINKING MAP that represents your notes in an organized way.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Continue Research: SHARE YOUR INITIAL FINDINGS WITH YOUR FAMILIES! Produce a second Thinking Map to organize your notes from your voting research. On the back of your poster, please write:
My job is to share what I have learned so far about ONE race for an elected official and ONE initiative or ballet measure. Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________
Wednesday, Nov. 2
- Students will continue their research of ONE initiative that is currently on the ballot and one elected official position. They will begin research by using the WA VOTER Pamphlet Guide from the Sec. of State and then move to other resources.
WRITTEN COMPLETE TEXT GUIDE
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Students took care of their priorities. See below- they are listed in the order that they should be completed:
- Social Studies REFLECTION for CONFERENCES.
- ACES response: How effective were the laws of the INCA government?
- CNN Student News Notes completed.
- Begin research: ONE initiative that is currently on the ballot and one elected official position. They will begin research by using the WA VOTER Pamphlet Guide from the Sec. of State and then move to other resources.
Monday, Oct. 31
- Discuss basics of ‘issues’ that impact Washington Voters.
Thursday, Oct. 27
- Read and “PUKE” on an article about INCAN LAWS. Ms. Stromme will lead the class in a Socratic Seminar focusing on how the Inca worked to keep law and order. Students should walk away with an understanding of the different laws and a critical analysis of those laws they agreed and disagreed with and why…Students might also consider how or why these laws could or shouldn’t be applied in our world today.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 25-26
- Today in class we looked the different ranks or ‘classes’ of Incan society. Based on a set of in-class readings, students drew a pyramid and identified the ‘ranks and organization’ of Incan society. Students who ‘Launched’ evaluated the effectiveness of the ranking system and/or made connections to our society today.
incan-pyramid-of-power CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ACTIVITY SHEET.
inca-society-made-kid-friendly CLICK HERE TO SEE the INCA SOCIETY READINGS
Monday, Oct. 24
- Today we continued out theme of social justice by taking our first look into the INCA CIVILIZATION. Students visited ‘learning stations’ in which they collected WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW information about this civilization.
- ONE: Inca Interactive Website- Rituals and Beliefs
- TWO: Primary Source Analysis/Agriculture
- FOUR: Textbook pages: 65-67
- FIVE: In-class text resources.
- Continued the EUROPE Stations work.
- STATION ONE: Feudal Pyramid
- STATION TWO: Overview of Europe- sketch animation
The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 minutes
- STATION THREE: Role of the Church
- STATION FOUR: Trade in the Middle Ages
- STATION FIVE: Children’s Book
- STATION SIX: Textbook
- Both classes debriefed the film. We talked about questions we had, parts of the film that really resonated and made connections to Malala’s life experiences. In both classes, we began to talk a little bit about the role of government in the United States (structure of political parties and the ideologies of political parties including the political spectrum and where CLINTON and TRUMP fall on that spectrum).
- Irregular school schedule today. Students went to the Pickford Cinema to watch a documentary about girls fighting for their right to education in Afghanistan. Great connection to our book read about MALALA.
- Today in class, students received their MALALA unit tests back. They were asked to write a reflection of their learning for the first month of school- this reflection will be used at conference time in the coming weeks.
Friday- No school for students.
Thursday, Oct. 13
- 1/2 Day- Malala Test.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
ACES response- review for test.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
- Today we finished I AM MALALA.
- We read Ch. 34, 35 and the Epilogue (see link below).
After reading, students posted their FRIDAY “CHOICE WORK” that they completed with the substitute. Students who did not have this completed, were not invited to participate in the following activity. In a GALLERY WALK format, students were able to read the work of their peers. For each work that they viewed they “replied” to the person by using one of the following sentence starters:
- I agree when you said…because…
- I disagree when you said…because….
- I would add that…because…
- I wonder…because…
Monday, Oct. 10
MALALA TEST ON THURSDAY!!
- Hand out progress reports. Highlight *missing or below standard scores.
- Catch up on missing work/below standard OR make a review timeline to prepare for Thursday’s test.
Chapters 31, 32, 33