Archive for the 'Social Studies' Category

November 12, 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Students will have a test tomorrow over our unit on Central America. The test includes twenty multiple choice questions and one short constructed response. Students have been working on a study guide the past two days and we reviewed all of the answers today. I will also be grading notebooks starting tomorrow. This is a large grade and it is very important that students have their notebooks organized and complete.

September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

I collected DBQs this week and I still have about 10 students who have not turned in one. Please check with your child (or in Parent Portal) and encourage them to get this completed if they have not already done so.

We will taking our unit test over North America on Friday, September 25. This test will include 20 multiple choice questions and one extended response. Students started a study guide today and should leave class tomorrow with a correct and complete study guide.

August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Our first Document Based Question (DBQ) will be distributed today and is due on Tuesday, September 22. DBQs include a main question, a set of documents (writings, maps, pictures, graphs, etc.) that will help you in answering the question, a set of guiding questions (to help you work towards a correct and complete answer) and a blank page for your final written answer. These packets can be overwhelming to students at first. I am planning to give very little instruction for the first DBQ. I like to see what the students can do on their own and then design my instruction for future DBQs based on their strengths and areas for growth. We will be working on DBQs all year and students will have the skill mastered by the spring! Please email me if you have any questions.