•                                                                                 DISTANCE LEARNING - PHASE 2

                                                                                           (starting April 6, 2020) 

    Daily Expectations for Students

     

     

    · Attend our weekly classroom check-in for each week's lesson. Students get a Microsoft Teams Meeting invitation every Sunday 

      (usually in the evening). The date and time for your class' Teams meeting should be displayed in the Teams Calendar.

     

                 Period 1 Teams meeting: each Monday at 10:00 AM

                 

                 Period 5 Teams meeting: each Wednesday at 10:00 AM

     

    -       Check your email every single day (multiple times).

                  - I, or your other teachers, might be sending you emails about missing work, the need to redo an item, or

                    providing a clarification/correction about the learning activities.

     

     -      Check your school email every Sunday evening. You wll get an email that will do the following:

     

                 - identify the topic of that week's lesson;

                 - provide a hyperlink that will take you directly to that lesson's Canvas module "Introduction" page;

                 - identify the due date and time for that week's lesson (it is Friday at 8:00 PM, unless I say otherwise).

     

    ·       Locate each week's Canvas-based learning module for that week's assignments.

     

    ·       Complete and submit assignments by the due date. The due date for each week's lesson, unless stated                   

            otherwise, is Friday at 8:00 PM 

     

    ·       Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.

    Office Hours

    I will be available during each week's live check-in during your class' Microsoft Teams meeting.

     

    Students can remain in the Teams meeting after the main lesson/check-in is over if they need to ask questions about the learning module or its content. I will be happy to help students in any way that I can.

     

    Each class' "office hours" are shown below:

     

                 Period 1: each Monday at 10:00 AM (especially after 10:30 AM when the main lesson should be wrapping-up)

                 Period 5: each Wednesday at 10:00 AM (especially after 10:30 AM when the main lesson should be wrapping-up)

     

    You can call me on Teams, tag me on a Team chat, or email me at chiggins@cbsd.org

     

     

    Classroom Tools

    Our classroom will be using Canvas as the primary mode of assigning and collecting work.

     

        - Each week's lesson is located in a self-contained "learning module". 

        - All students should be very familiar how to locate the learning modules in Canvas.

        - If a student is not familiar with how to do this, he/she should reach out to me and I will walk you through it.

     

    Resources

    Canvas Home Page  - Academic 9th Grade U.S. History https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714

     

    Canvas Home Page – Honors 9th Grade U.S. History https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

     

    Be sure to be knowledgeable about how to access the following:

     

    • TCI online textbook (accessed through Clever in Office 365)
    • Canvas
    • Microsoft Teams

     

    Email: chiggins@cbsd.org

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    APRIL 1, 2020

    • There are no new assignments for the rest of this week.  Instead, we will be having a check-in with Teams.  Please check your e-mail for individual directions.
      • 1st period will meet Wednesday, April 1 from 8:00-8:30 AM.
      • 5th period will meet Thursday, April 2 from 8:00-8:30 AM.

                                       

    Communication:

                                                                                        

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Tuesday, March 31

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Tuesday, March 31”.

     

    Overview: First, students will read an article on Newsela called “Images from Cold War fallout shelters”. They will then respond to a writing prompt and, as well, will take a short quiz on the content of the article. Next, in a continuation of the theme of the Cold War and the heightened possibility of a nuclear war during that time, students will then watch a short video on Ted-Ed called “Can you survive nuclear fallout?”. Students will then complete a quiz at the end of the video. Finally, as part of our focus on events related to our celebration of “Women’s History Month”, students will view a short YouTube video which focuses upon 5 female inventors and their inventions. Students will then email Mr. Higgins what they believe is the most important of those inventions and why.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will learn about nuclear fallout shelters during the Cold War. In addition, students will also learn about whether someone could survive nuclear fallout in the event of an actual nuclear war. Finally, students will learn about five female inventors and their inventions.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Tuesday March 31.

     

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. Some Americans built bomb shelters during the 1950’s and 1960’s in response to the heightened possibility of there being a nuclear war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R..
    2. There is a scientifically supported plan of action that could be implemented by people to help them survive nuclear fallout.
    3. Women inventors have, throughout history, created new products that have helped to improve our daily lives.

    Tasks:

    1. Read, on Newsela, the article called “Images from Cold War fallout shelters”. In addition, please respond to the writing prompt and then take the brief quiz that follows. Newsela can be accessed through the Clever app in Office 365.

     

    1. View a video on Ted-Ed called “Can you survive nuclear fallout?” Students will then take a short quiz about the content contained within this lesson. The video and quiz can be viewed at the following website:

     

    1. View a video on YouTube about 5 female inventors and their inventions. Email Mr. Higgins your choice of what you believe to be the most important of the 5 inventions and why you believe that to be the case. Your response should be 2-3 sentences in length. The video can be viewed at this link:

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                                        - Clever app on Office 365

                  - newsela.com   (accessible through the Clever app on Office 365)

                   - Ted-Ed:           https://ed.ted.com/on/A8Y9BN9D

                   - YouTube:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9FSXw422T0

     

    Communication:

                                                                             

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Monday, March 30

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                           - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Monday, March 30”.

     

    NOTE: Part of today’s lesson is about the topic of the early Cold War. Most of it, however, is about other material that is relevant to today, including economic issues and events related to the celebration of Women’s History Month.

     

    Overview: Students will reinforce their understanding of key concepts related to the study of the early Cold War by engaging in a variety of Quizlet activities. Next, students will watch a short video on Ted-Ed about the causes of economic recessions which, unfortunately, is relevant to our economy’s current status. Students will complete a quiz at the end of the video. Finally, as part of our focus on events related to our celebration of “Women’s History Month”, students will view another Ted-Ed video about the historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington, D.C. This assignment will conclude with students taking a brief quiz about that content.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will learn about the causes of economic recessions and, as well, about the historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington, D.C. In addition, students will reinforce their understanding of the key concepts related to the study of the early Cold War.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Monday March 30.”

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. Economic recessions, the stage in which our economy is currently in, have a variety of causes.
    2. The women’s suffrage movement involved decades of hard work and actions, including the historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington, D.C.
    3. The early Cold War time period involved a variety of events and concepts that could have resulted in a large-scale – and possibly nuclear – war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

     

    Tasks:

    1. Complete a review of key terms and concepts that are related to the study of the early Cold War by going to the following website (Quizlet):
    1. Students should do at least two (2) of the following exercises:
      1. Flipcards;
      2. Learn;
      3. Test.

     

    1. View a video on Ted-Ed called “What causes an economic recession?” and complete a short quiz at the end of the video. The video and quiz can be viewed at the following website:

     

    1. View a video on Ted-Ed called “The historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington” and complete a short quiz at the end of the video. The video and quiz can be viewed at the following website:

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                   - Quizlet:           https://quizlet.com/453564796/early-cold-war-columns-4-6-flash-cards/

                   - Ted-Ed:           https://ed.ted.com/on/A8Y9BN9D

     

    Communication:

                                                                   

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Thursday, March 26

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                    - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Thursday, March 26”.

     

    NOTE: We are taking a little bit of a break from the topic of the early Cold War. We will be revisiting the topic in the near future.

     

    Overview: Students will read an article about the first all-female spacewalking team. Students will be able to access Newsela through the Clever app. They will take a brief quiz at the end of the reading. This is related to the study of notable women as part of our activities during “Women’s History Month”. Next, students will view a Ted-Ed lesson about the Electoral College and whether your vote counts. Students will complete a brief quiz about the video once they have completed watching it.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will learn about an issue connected to our celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition, students will learn reinforce their understanding of the concept of the Electoral College and how it affects their right to vote.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Thursday March 26.”

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. Two women recently became the first all-female spacewalking team.
    2. The Electoral College is what elects the President of the United States, not the popular vote.
    3. The existence of the Electoral College means that voters elect the president in an indirect manner.

     

    Tasks:

    1. Read the article on Newsela called “First all-female spacewalking team” and complete a short quiz at the end of the reading. This article on Newsela is accessible through the Clever app.
    2. View a video on Ted-Ed called “Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained?” and complete a short quiz at the end of the video. The video and quiz can be viewed at the following websites:

     

     

     

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                                        -- Clever app on Office 365

                   - www.newsela.com

                   - Ted-Ed:

                           - https://ed.ted.com/on/1TCxWxzL

     

    Communication:

                                                               

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Wednesday, March 25

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

    - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Wednesday, March 25”.

     

    NOTE: We are taking a little bit of a break from the topic of the early Cold War. We will be revisiting the topic in the near future.

     

    Overview: Students will read an article about how woman now outnumber men in the workforce for the only the second time in history. Students will apparently be able to access Newsela through the Clever app. They will take a brief quiz at the end of the reading. This is related to the study of notable women as part of our activities during “Women’s History Month”. Next, students will view a Ted-Ed lesson about the issue of politics and whether it makes us think in irrational ways. Students will complete a brief quiz about the video once they have completed watching it.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will learn about an issue connected to our celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition, students will learn about the impact that politics and political views have on our thinking.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Wednesday March 25.”

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. Women are now, for only the second time in U.S. history, the majority of the workforce in the United States.
    2. The political views that a person holds can affect their ability to think rationally.
    3. There are strategies that people can use to help them prevent their political views from affecting their ability to think rationally.

    Tasks:

    1. Read the article on Newsela called “Workforce: women outnumber men” and complete a short quiz at the end of the reading. This article on Newsela is apparently accessible through the Clever app.
    2. View a video on Ted-Ed called “Do politics make use irrational?” and complete a short quiz at the end of the video. The video and quiz can be viewed at the following websites:

           - https://ed.ted.com/on/iKU9mp15

           - https://ed.ted.com/lessons/do-politics-make-us-irrational-jay-van-bavel#watch (video)

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                  - Clever app on Office 365

                  - www.newsela.com

                  - Ted-Ed:

           -              https://ed.ted.com/on/iKU9mp15

     

    Communication:

                                                                     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Tuesday, March 24

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                    - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning Tuesday, March 24”.

     

    Overview: Students will read an article about the nation-wide closures due to coronavirus on Newsela through their Canvas app. They will take a brief quiz at the end of the reading. Next, students will read an article on Newsela about a notable female scientist named Katherine Johnson. This is related to the study of notable women as part of our activities during “Women’s History Month”. They will take a brief quiz at the end of the reading. Students will apparently be able to access Newsela through the Clever app. 

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will read a current events story about the coronavirus and the nation-wide closures that have been taking place. Next, students will read another article about a scientist named Katherine Johnson as part of our focus on Women’s History Month.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Tuesday March 24.”

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. The U.S. is experiencing the closure of both businesses and public areas as part of its efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
    2. The coronavirus is causing major disruptions to peoples’ lives and health and, as well, to the global economy.
    3. Katherine Johnson was a notable African American female scientist and mathematician who helped NASA during its space program.

    Tasks:

    1. Read the article on Newsela called “Closing for coronavirus” and complete a short quiz at the end of the reading. This article on Newsela is apparently accessible through the Clever app.
    2. Read the article on Newsela called “Katherine Johnson” and complete a short quiz at the end of the reading. This article on Newsela is apparently accessible through the Clever app.

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                  -- Clever app on Office 365

                  - www.newsela.com

     

    Communication:

                                                       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Distance Learning Activity: Monday, March 23

     

    NOTE 1: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                  - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Monday, March 23”.

     

    NOTE 2: Please note that any documents (e.g. Word documents) that need to be opened, completed, and submitted, should FIRST be saved to your One Drive before you work on them. Simply open the document, click "Save As" from the File menu, rename it if you wish, and place it in your One Drive. This is the most effective way to make sure that your work is able to be attached and submitted through Canvas.

     

    If you are not properly synced with your One Drive, you can also attach the file directly from your One Drive by selecting the Office 365 tab from the window for attaching a file to submit.

    Submitting a file

    To sync your One Drive to your device, you can go to your virtual One Drive using Office 365 in your browser, and clicking the Sync command in the top menu above your files.

     Sync One Drive

     

    Overview: Students will first take a practice quiz about concepts related to the early Cold War. Next, students will create illustrations for several early Cold War-related concepts as a means of demonstrating their understanding of the concepts. This will be submitted through Canvas. Finally, students will watch a Flocabulary video about presidential elections and then complete a few exercises to demonstrate their understanding of the concept.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will review and reinforce their understanding of concepts related to the topic of the early Cold War.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Monday March 23”

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. The Cold War was a situation involving political and military tensions throughout the period of 1946-1991.
    2. The U.S. and U.S.S.R. had different aims and goals following the end of WWII.
    3. Presidential elections and campaigns, such as the one taking place right now, involve a variety of stages and processes.

    Tasks:

    1. Complete the Early Cold War Practice Quiz on Canvas.
    2. Illustrate several key concepts that are associated with the early Cold War (on Canvas). This will be submitted through Canvas.
    3. View a Flocabulary video about presidential elections and complete several exercises (accessible through Canvas or Office 365).

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                                        - www.flocabulary.com

     

    Communication:

                                 

     

     

     

     

                                       

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Thursday, March 19

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                         - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Thursday, March 19”.

     

    Overview: Students will read a brief description about the Cold War, including the defining ideological characteristics of each side involved in the conflict. Next, students will view a video about the Cold War on the Flocabulary website. Students should hopefully be able to access this through the link I have posted on Canvas, or by going to their Office 365 account. Students will, through Canvas, answer questions about the content contained within the video. Next, students will analyze a political cartoon about the Cold War and answer questions related to it. Finally, students will analyze a chart related to the Berlin Airlift and then answer questions related to it.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will review and reinforce their understanding of concepts related to the topic of the early Cold War.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Thursday March 19”.

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. The Cold War involved a variety of situations, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, that could have turned into a “hot” war.
    2. The U.S. and Great Britain were able to prevent the U.S.S.R. from taking over West Berlin through the actions involving the Berlin Airlift.
    3. Communist nations fear their people having freedoms, such as the secret ballot and freedom of speech.

    Tasks:

    1. Read the “What Was the Cold War” reading (posted in Canvas).
    2. View the Flocabulary video about the Cold War and answer questions about the content contained within it.
      1. You should be able to access it through Canvas and/or Office 365.
      2. You may need a class access code. I have posted yours in Canvas.
    3. Analyze a political cartoon titled “What They Fear Most” and then answer questions about it (on Canvas).
    4. Analyze a chart about the Berlin Airlift and answer questions about it (on Canvas).

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

                  www.flocabulary.com

     

    Communication:

     

     

     

     

     

     

                       Distance Learning Activity: Wednesday, March 18

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

    - Today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Wednesday, March 18”.

     

    Overview: Students will use Canvas to access an animation on www.classzone.com that is related to the tense situation in Europe in 1949. Next, students will practice learning their Early Cold War Key Terms from columns 1-3 of their list by engaging in a review activity on Quizlet.com, which can be accessed through Canvas. Next, students will engage in a categorizing activity on Canvas that focuses upon correctly identifying defining characteristics of the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Finally, students will use Canvas to complete a practice activity called “The Cold War Heats Up”.

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will review and reinforce their understanding of concepts related to the

                         topic of the early Cold War.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Wednesday March 18”.

     

    Three Quick Things to Know:

    1. After WWII, the U.S. and its allies formed NATO and the U.S.S.R. formed the Warsaw Pact.
    2. The Truman Doctrine provided economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey to help prevent those nations from falling to the Communists.
    3. The U.S. and U.S.S.R. had opposing goals and ideologies after WWII that caused there to be significant tension between the nations between 1946-1991 (the “Cold War”).

    Tasks:

    1. Watch the com animation called “Europe After WWII 1949” by accessing the site through Canvas.
    1. Practice learning the Early Cold War Key Terms from columns 1-3 of the list of key terms by accessing a Quizlet activity that is accessed through Canvas.
    1. Complete the “U.S. or U.S.S.R. – Categorizing Activity” on Canvas.
    2. Complete the “The Cold War Heats Up – Practice Activity” on Canvas.

     

    Links:

                  - 9th grade Academic Canvas website   https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26714  

                  - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                  - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

     

    Communication:

                             

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Tuesday, March 17

     

    NOTE: All lessons for our Distance Learning activities will be posted in daily “modules” posted in Canvas.

                     - For instance, today’s activity is posted as “Distance Learning – Tuesday, March 17”.

     

    Overview: Students will use Canvas to analyze a political cartoon related to the early Cold

                     War. Next, students will then complete the Chapter 38 Lesson Game by accessing

                      the TCI site through the Clever app. Finally, students will use Canvas to complete a

                       review activity about the origins of the Cold War

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Students will review and reinforce their understanding of concepts related to the

                         topic of the early Cold War.

     

    Materials that are needed: The materials can be found in the TCI section of the Clever app and

                                                in the Canvas module called “Distance Learning, Tuesday March 17”.

     

    Tasks:

    1. Complete the “Early Cold War Political Cartoon Analysis 1” activity on Canvas.
    2. Complete the Chapter 38: Origins of the Cold War Lesson Game (on TCI through the Clever app).
    1. Complete the “Origins of the Cold War (Practice)” on Canvas.

     

    Links:

                 - 9th grade Honors Canvas website         https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26765

                 - Tamanend Distance Learning Resources Page

    Communication: