• Announcements For All Class Periods:

    GENERAL INFO

     

    Distance Learning (Phase 2) 

    Daily Expectations 

    • Attend our classroom check-in by attending our live Teams meeting.  Access the link through your calendar.
    • Check Canvas for our daily/weekly assignments.
    • Check student CBSD email regularly for class updates.
    • Complete and submit asignments by the due dates posted.
    • Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.   

    Class Schedule: 

    MONDAYS 

    Period 1  

    • Teams Meeting - 9:30-10:00 AM. (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - 10:00 -12:00 PM.
    • Office Hours - 9:30-10:30 AM.

     Period 2  

    • Teams Meeting - 12:00-12:30 PM. (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - 12:30-2:30 PM.
    • Office Hours -  12:00-1:00 PM.

    TUESDAYS 

    Period 3  

    • Teams Meeting - 9:30 - 10:00 AM. (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - 10:00-12:00 PM.
    • Office Hours - 9:30-10:30 AM.

     WEDNESDAYS 

     Period 6 

    • Teams meeting - 12:00-12:30 PM. (Join through Teams calendar)
    • Independent work - 12:30-2:30 PM.
    • Office Hours -  12:00-1:00 PM.

    THURSDAYS 

    Period 7 

    • Teams meeting - 9:30 - 10:00 AM. (Join through Teams calendar)
    • Independent work - 10:00-12:00 PM.
    • Office Hours -  9:30 - 10:30 AM.

    Classroom Tools: 

    • Our classroom will be using  Canvas as the primary mode of assigning and collecting work and Teams as a virtual meeting place for live classes. 

    Resources: 

     

    Method of Communication:

    • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at kbarraclough@cbsd.org. 

     

     

     


  • Weekly Lesson

     

    Week of 6/1 Lesson 9

    Overview

    We will be ending the year with an introduction to the Second Industrial Revolution and the impact it has on the nation.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 9: Big Business & Immigration)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the class meeting was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • The link to join your class's Pear Deck session is provided to you in Canvas. Please be sure to join your class period.
    • All activities will be completed during the class meeting!

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Written Response Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Pear Deck Interactive Presentation  (AUOMATICALLY SUBMITS RESPONSES, WILL BE COMPLETED DURING THE CLASS MEETING FOR ALL CLASSES)

     

    Week of 5/25 Lesson 8

    Overview

    Despite engaging in a bloody and horrific Civil War, America was still expanding and reshaping the country int he west. This week's lesson will focus the further development of the West.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 8: Reshaping the Nation)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the class meeting was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • The link to join your class's Pear Deck session is provided to you in Canvas. Please be sure to join your class period.
    • 1st and 2nd period will not have a class meeting this week due to the holiday weekend. An email will be sent with directions for how to complete the module on your own.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Written Response Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Pear Deck Interactive Presentation  (AUOMATICALLY SUBMITS RESPONSES, WILL BE COMPLETED DURING THE CLASS MEETING FOR PERIODS 3, 6, 7)

    Week of 5/18 Lesson 7

    Overview

    The war is finally brought to an end. Now the country needs to rebuild and decide how the South will be brought back into the Union. Do we punish them for their rebellion? Do we show mercy and forgive them? How can we help newly freed slaves? These are just a few of the questions that starts the Reconstruction Era.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 7: Reconstruction)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the class meeting was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • The link to join your class's Pear Deck session is provided to you in Canvas. Please be sure to join your class period.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Cartoon Analysis Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Pear Deck Interactive Presentation  (AUOMATICALLY SUBMITS RESPONSES)
      • Summary "Musuem Shelf" Activity  (SUBMIT)

     

    Week of 5/11 Lesson 6

    Overview

    At this point you have learned the first half of the war.  This week's lesson will introduce the major battles of the second half of the war and how it was finally brought to an end.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 6: Civil War PART 2)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the class meeting was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • The link to join your class's Pear Deck session is provided to you in Canvas.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Written Response Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Pear Deck Interactive Presentation  (AUOMATICALLY SUBMITS RESPONSES)
      • Summary Scrapbook Activity  (SUBMIT)

     

    Week of 5/4 Lesson 5

    Overview

    Now that you have examined the major events that further divided the country, you will now be provided with an overview of the Civil War. This week will focus on how each side prepared for war, the key figures involved, and the major battles leading up to and including the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 5: Civil War PART 1)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the class meeting was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • The join code for viewing the Pear Deck Presentation was emailed to you on Monday and the directions for joining are in Canvas.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Quote Analysis Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Pear Deck Interactive Presentation  (AUOMATICALLY SUBMITS RESPONSES)
      • Summary Scrapbook Activity  (SUBMIT)

     

    Week of 4/27 Lesson 4

    Overview

    Ove the past several weeks you have identified ways in which the country is starting to divide based on geography, economy, and political views.  You have also examined the cause and process of the Atlantic Slave Trade that existed for centuries as part of the Triangular Trade system.  This week you will be looking at the major events that led to the Civil War.  Though historians identify state’s rights and slavery as the causes, what events led to the south finally declaring secession from the union?

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 4: Causes of the Civil War)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the Live Event was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • 3rd period will have a screencast of the directions emailed to them on Wednesday 4/29 and will complete the lesson on their own this week.  No school/Live Event for Tuesday 4/28.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Cartoon Analysis Warm-up  (COMPLETED DURING CLASS MEETING)
      • Reading passages about each of the major events, complete the note guide as you read the passages  (SUBMIT)
      • Summary Timeline Activity  (SUBMIT)

     

    Week of 4/20 Lesson 3

    Overview

    In last week’s lesson you learned about the reform movements that started to take place during the mid-1800’s.  One of this movements was the Abolitionist Movement which worked to end slavery.  This week we will be taking a closer look at the Atlantic Slave Trade by examining the history and each phase from capture to plantation life.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 3: Slavery)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the Live Event was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • You have 3 attempts for each Pause and Recall quiz.  The highest grade will be kept.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Atlantic Slave Trade PowerPoints (enable content and view in presentation mode/full screen to view video clips within PowerPoints)
      • Pause & Recall Quizzes for each section  (AUTOMATICALLY SUBMITS)

     

    Week of 4/14 Lesson 2

    Overview

    Though the expansion of American society provided many new opportunities for individuals to gain wealth, it also inspired great competition amongst people and allowed many inequalities to exist.  This week’s lesson will first identify these inequalities throughout the country and introduce you to the Age of Reform, when people began to question the institutions of society that allowed for these inequalities to exist.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 2: Age of Reform)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the Live Event was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • 1st & 2nd periods will have a screencast of the lesson introduction emailed to them on Tuesday 4/14 and work on the activities throughout the week on their own.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Short Response Warm-up Activity (SUBMIT)
      • Textbook Reading and Questions (SUBMIT AS A PDF FILE)
      • Summary Map Activity (SUBMIT)

     

    Week of 4/6 Lesson 1

    Overview

    Recall that we last learned about the rise of the first Industrial Revolution in America where machines were being introduced into various industries to replace hand tools.  Next, we will be learning about the expansion of society toward the west.  Both the Industrial Revolution and the start of westward movement will be discussed in the Live Event at the start of your class’ lesson.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Lesson 1: American Expansion)
    • You must complete the activities in sequential order in order to move on through the module
    • The invitation for the Live Event was sent to you by email the night before your lesson day
    • 6th and 7th period will receive an email on Monday 4/6 with a screencast of the lesson introduction and will need to complete the assignments on their own for the next class check-in.  There will be no class check-in for these classes in the 1st week due to spring break.

    Tasks

    • This week’s lesson includes the following activities:
      • Topic Overview/Goals
      • Image Analysis Warm-up Activity (SUBMIT)
      • Note Guide using a video clip (SUBMIT)
      • Guided Practice Activity (SUBMIT)
      • Knowledge Check Quiz (SUBMIT)
      • Visual Summary of Major Events from the Lesson
      • Summary Written Response Activity (SUBMIT)

     


  • ADVANCED CLASS (1ST PERIOD)

     

    Date: Tuesday 3/31

    Overview

    Please use today as a catch-up day on the activities from last week and to read any feedback that was provided to help you create your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today is an opportunity for you to catch up on any activities you may have missed, make edits based on feedback provided to you, add in some of the enrichment features that were explained to you in the project overview page, and then submit your project in Canvas.

    If you turned your project in yesterday, check out the two new geography challenges posted and the paper airplane challenge!

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module)

    Tasks

    • Submit any activities that were not completed for the project from last week
    • Review any feedback provided to you for each activity from last week
    • Make edits to the activities and update the images on your final summary PowerPoint
    • Add enrichment options to enhance the final summary PowerPoint
    • Submit the final version in Canvas by the end of today!
    • IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL TASKS ABOVE ALREADY…Continue practicing your geography skills by completing the two new geography challenge links AND the paper airplane challenge!

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Monday 3/30

    Overview

    Please use today as a catch-up day on the activities from last week and to read any feedback that was provided to help you create your final summary project.  Check out the geography challenge for the week.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today is an opportunity for you to catch up on any activities you may have missed, make edits based on feedback provided to you, and add in some of the enrichment features that were explained to you in the project overview page.  Check out the geography challenge for this week if you are caught up on all activities!

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module)

    Tasks

    • Submit any activities that were not completed for the project from last week
    • Review any feedback provided to you for each activity from last week
    • Make edits to the activities and update the images on your final summary PowerPoint
    • Add in enrichment options to enhance the final summary PowerPoint
    • Submit the final version in Canvas
    • Continue practicing your geography skills by completing the 50 state challenge!  See how accurate and fast you can identify the 50 states!

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module for the day.

    Geography challenge link: https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3003

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Friday 3/27

    No activities for today!  Please catch up on any work from this week that you did not get to!

     

    Date: Thursday 3/26

    Overview

    Today is DAY THREE of the 8th grade summary project!  You will use a new tech tool and new topics for the THIRD unit and add it to your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit THREE content and create an “infographic” that best represents the main ideas from the third unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)
    • You will need to create a free account in Piktochart OR Canva

    Tasks

    • Read the assignment directions for today
    • Review the resources provided for unit 3 to help you plan your infographic
    • Choose which program you would like to use and create a free account
    • View the tutorial for how to create an infographic and create your own
    • Submit your infographic image in the activity submission page on Canvas AND add the infographic image to the final summary PowerPoint

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Wednesday 3/25

    Overview

    Today is DAY TWO of the 8th grade summary project!  You will use a new tech tool and new topics for unit 2 and add it to your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit 2 content and create a StoryboardTHAT comic strip that best represents a major event from the second unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)
    • You will need to use the program StoryBoardTHAT to create your comic strip – check your email for log in instructions.

    Tasks

    • Read the assignment directions for today
    • Review the resources provided for unit 2 – remember, you are only choosing ONE event, all resources do not need to be used to create your comic strip!
    • View the tutorial for how to create a StoryboardTHAT comic and create your own
    • Submit your StoryboardTHAT image in the activity submission page AND add the comic strip image to your final summary PowerPoint’s next slide.

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Tuesday 3/24

    Overview

    Today is the kickoff for the 8th grade summary project!  The 8th grade social studies teachers have selected a tech tool and topic for each unit we have studied so far that you will complete to create a final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit 1 content and create a word cloud of people, places, and descriptor words that best represent the events and emotions of the first unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)

    Tasks

    • Review the summary project description page and create the PowerPoint for the final project
    • Read the assignment directions for unit 1
    • Review the resources provided for unit 1
    • View the tutorial for how to create a word cloud and create your own
    • Submit your word cloud image in the activity submission page AND add the word cloud image to your final summary PowerPoint

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Monday 3/23

    Overview

    Today you are going to analyze the John Gast painting of “American Progress” and make explicit connections with the Industrial Revolution.

    To reinforce your geography skills, see how many of the states you can identify east of the Mississippi River in a practice geography quiz!

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    From 1803 to 1853, America was experiencing a great period of expansion. But WHAT was expanding? The Industrial Revolution led to slow but sweeping changes that aided in the migration to the west. See if you can identify these changes in John Gast’s painting of “American Progress.”

    For the geography challenge, the quiz will test you on the present-day states east of the Mississippi River.  This will be good practice for the 50 states test you will have at the end of the year.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)

    Tasks

    • Open the “American Progress” quiz activity on Canvas
    • Carefully read the description and in the image below it click on the detail being described (a hotspot will appear showing where you clicked)
    • Watch the video clip that connects this to the theme of “Manifest Destiny”
    • Submit the quiz after watching the video clip
    • Geography Challenge: Test your knowledge of the states east of the Mississippi River in this map activity https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3281

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module for the day.

    Geography Challenge Link https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3281

     

    Date: Friday 3/20

    No activities for today!  If you missed an assignment from earlier this week take time to complete it today!

     

    Date: Thursday 3/19

    Overview

    Now that you have practiced your ICEE skills on a topic from the first marking period, let’s jump back to our current unit of study: the Industrial Revolution.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    First you will view an interactive video that provides highlights of the Industrial Revolution and requires you to answer questions about the content.  Then, put your ICEE skills to work by analyzing two primary source images.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)
    • You may want to print the ICEE note sheet to reference for the final task

    Tasks

    • View the interactive video clip about the Industrial Revolution of the 1800’s
    • Answer the quiz questions when they appear in the video (click “enter” on the keyboard to submit the answer for each question)
    • Download and save the ICEE note sheet to your Distance Learning folder
    • Analyze each primary source and complete the ICEE note sheet for each
    • Complete the comprehension quiz using your ICEE note sheet

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.

     

    Date: Wednesday 3/18

    Overview

    Today you are going to take a closer look the Hollywood portrayal of John Smith and Pocahontas in order to answer the question, did Pocahontas save John Smith?

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    In the 1995 Disney movie there is a dramatic scene of John Smith about to be executed by Chief Powhatan.  But just before John Smith has his skull crushed, Pocahontas arrives and stops her father from killing Smith.  Is this an accurate portrayal of history?  You will analyze two primary sources to determine what parts of this scene are fact and fiction.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)
    • You may want to print the ICEE note sheet to fill in so you can reference this for the last task

    Tasks

    • View the video clip from the Disney movie Pocahontas
    • Examine the timeline of the time period (secondary source)
    • Analyze Documents A and B (primary sources) and complete the ICEE note sheet for both documents
    • Complete the comprehension quiz using the ICEE notesheet

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 20202 Week #1 Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.

     

    Date: Tuesday 3/17

    All parents and students, please check your email for a message concerning the National History Day project and competition!

    Overview

    Today will be a review of how to analyze primary source documents and how they are used to study events in history.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    To analyze a primary source, you should follow the steps of ICEE: Identify, Context, Explore, Evaluate.  Today’s activity will have you recall how to complete each step of this process and how to recognize sources that are considered primary and secondary.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)
    • You will want to locate your ICEE handout from the beginning of the year to help you with the activities over the next several days.

    Tasks

    • Read the Reading Like a Historian overview of the skills a historian uses to study sources to better understand the past.
    • Complete the Primary vs Secondary Sources Sorting Activity.
    • Complete the Steps to Analyze a Primary Source practice quiz.
    • Complete the Can you Recognize Bias? Activity.

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.

     

  • ACADEMIC CLASS (PERIODS 2, 3, 6, & 7)

     

    Date: Tuesday 3/31

    Overview

    Please use today as a catch-up day on the activities from last week and to read any feedback that was provided to help you create your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today is an opportunity for you to catch up on any activities you may have missed, make edits based on feedback provided to you, add in some of the enrichment features that were explained to you in the project overview page, and then submit your project in Canvas.

    If you turned your project in yesterday, check out the two new geography challenges posted and the paper airplane challenge!

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module)

    Tasks

    • Submit any activities that were not completed for the project from last week
    • Review any feedback provided to you for each activity from last week
    • Make edits to the activities and update the images on your final summary PowerPoint
    • Add enrichment options to enhance the final summary PowerPoint
    • Submit the final version in Canvas by the end of today!
    • IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL TASKS ABOVE ALREADY…Continue practicing your geography skills by completing the two new geography challenge links AND the paper airplane challenge!

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Monday 3/30

    Overview

    Please use today as a catch-up day on the activities from last week and to read any feedback that was provided to help you create your final summary project.  Check out the geography challenge for the week.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today is an opportunity for you to catch up on any activities you may have missed, make edits based on feedback provided to you, and add in some of the enrichment features that were explained to you in the project overview page.  Check out the geography challenge for this week if you are caught up on all activities!

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module)

    Tasks

    • Submit any activities that were not completed for the project from last week
    • Review any feedback provided to you for each activity from last week
    • Make edits to the activities and update the images on your final summary PowerPoint
    • Add in enrichment options to enhance the final summary PowerPoint
    • Submit the final version in Canvas
    • Continue practicing your geography skills by completing the 50 state challenge!  See how accurate and fast you can identify the 50 states!

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #3 Module for the day.

    Geography challenge link: https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3003

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Friday 3/27

    No required activities for today!  Please catch up on any work from this week that you did not complete!

     

    Date: Thursday 3/26

    Overview

    Today is DAY THREE of the 8th grade summary project!  You will use a new tech tool and new topics for the THIRD unit and add it to your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit THREE content and create an “infographic” that best represents the main ideas from the third unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)
    • You will need to create a free account in Piktochart OR Canva

    Tasks

    • Read the assignment directions for today
    • Review the resources provided for unit 3 to help you plan your infographic
    • Choose which program you would like to use and create a free account
    • View the tutorial for how to create an infographic and create your own
    • Submit your infographic image in the activity submission page on Canvas AND add the infographic image to the final summary PowerPoint

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Wednesday 3/25

    Overview

    Today is DAY TWO of the 8th grade summary project!  You will use a new tech tool and new topics for unit 2 and add it to your final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit 2 content and create a StoryboardTHAT comic strip that best represents a major event from the second unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)
    • You will need to use the program StoryBoardTHAT to create your comic strip – check your email for log in instructions.

    Tasks

    • Read the assignment directions for today
    • Review the resources provided for unit 2 – remember, you are only choosing ONE event, all resources do not need to be used to create your comic strip!
    • View the tutorial for how to create a StoryboardTHAT comic and create your own
    • Submit your StoryboardTHAT image in the activity submission page AND add the comic strip image to your final summary PowerPoint’s next slide.

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Tuesday 3/24

    Overview

    Today is the kickoff for the 8th grade summary project!  The 8th grade social studies teachers have selected a tech tool and topic for each unit we have studied so far that you will complete to create a final summary project.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    The purpose of this project is to review some of the essential content from each unit and creatively demonstrate your understanding of the content.  Today’s activity will be to review Unit 1 content and create a word cloud of people, places, and descriptor words that best represent the events and emotions of the first unit.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)

    Tasks

    • Review the summary project description page and create the PowerPoint for the final project
    • Read the assignment directions for unit 1
    • Review the resources provided for unit 1
    • View the tutorial for how to create a word cloud and create your own
    • Submit your word cloud image in the activity submission page AND add the word cloud image to your final summary PowerPoint

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module for the day.

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day, please email me.

     

    Date: Monday 3/23

    Overview

    Today you are going to analyze the John Gast painting of “American Progress” and make explicit connections with the Industrial Revolution.

    To reinforce your geography skills, see how many of the states you can identify east of the Mississippi River in a practice geography quiz!

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    From 1803 to 1853, America was experiencing a great period of expansion. But WHAT was expanding? The Industrial Revolution led to slow but sweeping changes that aided in the migration to the west. See if you can identify these changes in John Gast’s painting of “American Progress.”

    For the geography challenge, the quiz will test you on the present-day states east of the Mississippi River.  This will be good practice for the 50 states test you will have at the end of the year.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning 2020 Week #2 Module)

    Tasks

    • Open the “American Progress” quiz activity on Canvas
    • Carefully read the description and in the image below it click on the detail being described (a hotspot will appear showing where you clicked)
    • Watch the video clip that connects this to the theme of “Manifest Destiny”
    • Submit the quiz after watching the video clip
    • Geography Challenge: Test your knowledge of the states east of the Mississippi River in this map activity https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3281

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module for the day.

    Geography Challenge Link https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3281

     

    Date: Friday 3/20

    No activities for today!  If you missed an assignment from earlier this week take time to complete it today!

     

    Date: Thursday 3/19

    Overview

    Now that you have practiced your ICEE skills on a topic from the first marking period, let’s jump back to our current unit of study: the Industrial Revolution.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    Though you will not be applying your ICEE skills for today’s activity, you will need to use some of your critical thinking skills.  First you will view an interactive video that provides highlights of the Industrial Revolution and require you to answer questions about the content.  Then, test your ability to crack the code using Morse Code in a secret message activity.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)

    Tasks

    • View the interactive video clip about the Industrial Revolution of the 1800’s
    • Answer the quiz questions when they appear in the video (click “enter” on the keyboard to submit the answer for each question)
    • Download and save the Break the Code activity file to your Distance Learning folder
    • Crack the code and submit your answer in Canvas by answering the quiz question at the end of the module

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.

     

    Date: Wednesday 3/18

    Overview

    Today you are going to take a closer look the Hollywood portrayal of John Smith and Pocahontas in order to answer the question, did Pocahontas save John Smith?

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    In the 1995 Disney movie there is a dramatic scene of John Smith about to be executed by Chief Powhatan.  But just before John Smith has his skull crushed, Pocahontas arrives and stops her father from killing Smith.  Is this an accurate portrayal of history?  You will analyze two primary sources to determine what parts of this scene are fact and fiction.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)
    • You may want to print the ICEE note sheet to fill in so you can reference this for the last task

    Tasks

    • View the video clip from the Disney movie Pocahontas
    • Examine the timeline of the time period (secondary source)
    • Analyze Documents A and B (primary sources) and complete the ICEE note sheet for both documents
    • Complete the comprehension quiz using the ICEE notesheet

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning 20202 Week #1 Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.

    Date: Tuesday 3/17

    Overview

    Today will be a review of how to analyze primary source documents and how they are used to study events in history.

    Estimated Time

    30 minutes

    Explanation

    To analyze a primary source, you should follow the steps of ICEE: Identify, Context, Explore, Evaluate.  Today’s activity will have you recall how to complete each step of this process and how to recognize sources that are considered primary and secondary.

    Things to Know

    • You will need to access Canvas for the activity (Distance Learning Module)
    • You will want to locate your ICEE handout from the beginning of the year to help you with the activities over the next several days.

    Tasks

    • Read the Reading Like a Historian overview of the skills a historian uses to study sources to better understand the past.
    • Complete the Primary vs Secondary Sources Sorting Activity.
    • Complete the Steps to Analyze a Primary Source practice quiz.
    • Complete the Can you Recognize Bias? Activity.

    Links/Activities

    Access Canvas on your laptop and navigate to the Distance Learning Module

    Method of Communication (i.e., Canvas, email, Teams)

    If you have any questions concerning the assignments for the day please email me.