Archive for the 'Social Studies' Category

May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Quiz tomorrow over South Asia
20 multiple choice questions
Study guide provided

5th Period Link

Monday, March 28th, 2016

5th period: You can copy and paste the following link to help you practice the song that we started learning today!

March 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Students will take a quiz over East Asia in social studies on Friday. They will receive a study guide tomorrow.

Students in Civics (4th period – Whalen) will be taking their final exam tomorrow. They received a study guide today.

Test Update!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Due to the recent snow days the unit test for Europe will now be given on Friday, February 19th.

Test Moved

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Due to the recent snow days the test scheduled for tomorrow will now be given on Wednesday, February 17th.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We will be wrapping up Europe this week. Students should complete new material on Wednesday and begin their study guides. The unit test will be on Friday. This will look different than most assessments and students know this. For this test students will be asked to complete a 5 Themes of Geography Chart based on what they know about Europe. This is subject to change depending on the weather this week.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Students have received a Document Based Question for South America. These are due on Monday, December 14.

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.