• Distance Learning

     

    Hello everyone!

    Below are some general resources, both from the district and myself, to help you through our distance learning endeavor.  Take a look and see if anything is useful to you.   If there is anything I could help you with during this trying time please feel free to reach out and remember enjoy this time with your family and I hope to see you again very soon!

    Accessibility

    Throughout our time at home, I will continue to be accessible via email just like during the rest of the school year.  If you come across something that you feel needs more of my support than an email reply, let me know.  First, send an email, and if we need to meet further to figure it out, we can set up a mutually agreeable time to conference through Microsoft Teams.

     

    Tech Issues

    In general, my suggestions for tech tips remain the same as they are in class.  Often, quick remedies can solve the issue.

    • Try another web browser.  Certain websites simply load better in Chrome or Edge depending on how they are designed.
    • Restart your computer.  Especially since we are not connecting to school WiFi, there may be updates for your laptop to install during a restart.

    If you find that your laptop is still not performing basic functions and you are in need of further assistance, there will be virtual support during the school closure so that IT staff can assist remotely if possible.  The best way to receive help is by placing a Web Help Desk Ticket (Links to an external site.).

    Food Assistance

    During the district-wide closure associated with COVID-19, the Central Bucks School District will put the following procedures into place in order to provide lunch to those students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program on regular school days (Monday through Friday).

    BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 16 - For Tamanend students, lunch will be available for pickup between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at CB South High School at the gymnasium entrance OR Barclay Elementary School front entrance if you have a younger sibling currently enrolled in the lunch program there.

    The following procedures are important:

    • The student(s) enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program must be present at pickup.
    • If a family has students included in two different groupings above, they will be allowed to pick up at either location.
    • Alternative meal options will be available for those students with allergies, as necessary.

     

    7th Grade Social Studies

     

    Daily Expectations for Students

    ·       Attend our classroom check-in by going to today’s lesson on Canvas

    ·       Check Canvas for our daily/weekly assignments.

    ·       Check Outlook Calendar for upcoming Teams Meetings.

    ·       Complete and submit assignments by the due date.

    ·       Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.

     

    Office Hours

    I will be available to parents and students each day per the schedule below. You can reach me via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

    Classroom Tools

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

     

    Resources

    o   Each student should have a worksheet in the binder from the beginning of the year with their user names and passwords.

    o   Quia – regular log in username (without the period) and regular computer log in password.

    o   Clever Login Directions – use Clever tab you saved in class as a favorite. 

    o   Office 365 Directions

    o   Teams Directions – Use Outlook Calendar to find upcoming meeting.

    o   See Teams Etiquette picture below.

    o   Refer to 7th Grade expectations – Powerpt below

    o   Canvas Directions – Use today’s lesson on the home page

    o   Brainpop – www.brainpop.com – regular username and passwords – remember if your password didn’t have a # you added one (more than likely a 1)

     

     

    April 1-2, 2020  

    Getting Ready for Upcoming Learning

     

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • Getting ready for the upcoming learning starting next week!

    Estimated Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • You will be asked to perform certain tasks to make sure you are able to access certain websites and teams.  

    Tasks:

    • Can you access:
      • Quia
      • Teams
      • Canvas Calendar
      • Discussions
      • Chats
      • Etc. 
      • Schedule for Mrs. Stryjak's Teams Check in April 1 -April 2

    Team Schedule 4-1

    Links:  (these links should already be saved on your favorites bar)

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

     

     

     

    March 31, 2020

    Newsie Tuesday:

    Viking Women Warriors

     

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

      • Throughout this year, we have focused a lot of many wars and the important men that changed history.  Today we will focus on the very different role the Viking women took on in history.

    Estimated Time:

    • 30 Minutes

    Explanation:

    • Four quick things to know:
      • Vikings are from an area called Scandinavia:  Denmark, Sweden, Norway.
      • The Vikings and their raids mostly happened between CE 790 -1066.
      • The Vikings were an amazing seafaring people who were feared for their fierce raids on Europe and many other areas.
      • The Viking, Leif Erikson, first found America.

    Tasks:

    • Watch YouTube clip embedded in Canvas
    • Log into Clever
    • Click on the "NewsELA App"
    • Read the brief article
    • Answer the questions in NewsELA

     

    Links:

     

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

     

     

     

    March 30, 2020 

     Monitoring My Life Mondays:

    Documenting Your Own History Week in Review: Becoming a Primary Source

     

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • Each Monday, we will put our historical thinking skills into action as we live through history! 

    Estimated Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • We will act as historians as we navigate through a new experience together.  This relates to our course's essential question, "How do we know what happened?"
    • Three things to know
      • You may choose to analyze the current issue of Covid-19 and the global response, or you may focus on another event of your choice.
      • You will have three choices each week depending on the row I ask you to focus on each time.
      • Most importantly, this is for you to have fun while exploring our historical thinking skills, so choose options that make you think and seem like fun!

    Tasks:

    • We will act as historians as we navigate through a new experience together.  This relates to our course's essential question, "How do we know what happened?"
      • Three things to know:
        • Continue with the same topic you picked last Monday (March 30th) to report on.
        • You will have three choices each week depending on the row ask you to focus on each time. This week we will focus on Row # 2
        • Most importantly, this is for you to have fun while exploring our historical thinking skills, so choose options that make you think and seem like fun!
    • Submit it in Canvas Calendar!

    Links:

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

    March 26, 2020

    Culture Quest: Irish-American History Month

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • On Thursdays, we will explore an element of our culture that is typically underrepresented.  Today, we will be exploring Irish-American History!

    Estimate Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation of Activity:

    • Today, you will choose a famous Irish-American figure to research and create a one-slide ppt  highlighting her achievements.

    Tasks:

    1. Check any feedback on Canvas for typed up journals/diaries from Monday and Emojis from Wednesday! Kaylie and I will be posting a flipgrid later today, for those that used flipgrid on Monday or anyone else who simply missing listening to and seeing me or if you want to meet Kaylie!
    2. Choose an Irish-American from history it can be any time period. I have selected several links below to help you!

    3.Create a one-slide ppt highlighting her accomplishments using the template below

    1. Submit/upload your one-slide ppt on Canvas under Calendar with today’s date   3/26/20  Cultue Quest: Irish Americans

     

    Links/Activities:

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

     

    March 25, 2020

    Weird History Wednesday:

    😊 ☹

    • Overview:

    • On Wednesday, we will apply our historical thinking skills in new, different, or even weird ways!
    • For today's activity, you will use your knowledge from Unit 3 so far (Fall of Rome, Geography, Charlemagne, Feudalism, Culture of the Middle Ages, Black Plague, 100 Years Wars, Magna Carta, etc.) to caption a variety of emojis.
    • Estimated Time:

    • 30 minutes
    • Explanation of Activity/Assignment:

    • For today's activity, you will use your knowledge from Unit 3 so far (Fall of Rome, Geography, Charlemagne, Feudalism, Culture of the Middle Ages, Black Plague, 100 Years Wars, Magna Carta, etc.) to caption a variety of emojis.
    • Tasks

      • Download the document below. You may either type in the document or write on it with your Ink Pen.
      • Read the directions.  You should choose 10 emojis related to the Middle Ages to caption!
      • All captions must connect back to the Middle Ages in some way.  One sentence or bullet is enough as long as you make the connection clear.
      • Please feel free to use your notes, workbook, and online textbook to help recall information that would be helpful.
      • If you have an idea for an emoji that would work for this time period that is not listed, please add it in the "enrichment" box at the bottom of page 2.
      • When you finish, save and upload to the Calendar under Wednesday, March 25th.  I am excited to see your clever captions! 
    • Links/Activities:

    • Methods of Communication:

      • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

     

     

     

     

    March 24, 2020

    Newsie Tuesday:

    Comparing two feudal systems:  Japan Vs Europe

    • Overview:

      • Throughout Unit 3, we examined Feudalism in Medieval Europe.  Today's activities will connect that concept with a similar yet different social structure in Medieval Japan.
    • Estimated Time:

      • 30 Minutes
    • Explanation:

      • Feudalism helped to "reboot" Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. 
      • We will explore how Feudalism was implemented in Japan.
    • Three quick things to know
      • The Roman Empire in the west came to an end in 476 CE.
      • Feudalism, a strict social and economic system, developed to bring safety and stability to Europe.
      • A similar social system developed in Japan, which we will explore today.
    • Tasks:

      • Watch YouTube clip embedded in Canvas
      • Look at some pictures that compare Japan and Europe in the Middle Ages
      • Log into Clever
      • Click on the "NewsELA App"
      • Read the brief article  
      • Answer the questions in NewsELA

     

    • Methods of Communication:

                     Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

    March 23, 2020

    Documenting Your Own History Week in Review: Becoming a Primary Source

    Overview:

    • Each Monday, we will put our historical thinking skills into action as we live through history! 

    Estimated Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • We will act as historians as we navigate through a new experience together.  This relates to our course's essential question, "How do we know what happened?"
    • Three things to know
      • You may choose to analyze the current issue of Covid-19 and the global response, or you may focus on another event of your choice.
      • You will have three choices each week depending on the row I ask you to focus on each time.
      • Most importantly, this is for you to have fun while exploring our historical thinking skills, so choose options that make you think and seem like fun!

    Tasks:

    • Week 1: Choose one of the three boxes in "Row 1". If you choose the FlipGrid option, post it below! 

    Links/Activities:

    Methods of Communication:

    Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

    MARCH 20, 2020

    There will be no lessons today! Enjoy the 70+ degree weather, let's hope for no rain! Stay safe and well!

    However, if it rains and you need something to do!  Virtual Rides at Disney click HERE! 

    MARCH 19, 2020

    Culture Quest: Women's History Month

     

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • On Thursdays, we will explore an element of our culture that is typically underrepresented.  Today, we will be exploring Women's History Month!

    Estimate Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • You will choose a famous female figure to research and create a one-slide ppt (template below) highlighting her achievements.
    • Three things to know: 
      • March is Women's History Month!
      • Historically, especially in the Ancient and Medieval time periods, women's stories were not recorded for preservation.
      • Today, you will choose a woman of note to focus on and create a one-slide PPT highlighting her accomplishments.

    Tasks:

    • Choose a famous woman from throughout history.  If you can, choose a woman from throughout our course of study (Greece, Rome, Byzantine Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance), but any time period is acceptable.
        • Some Middle Ages Suggestions: (but choose anyone you wish from any time period – preferably from our course of study)
          • Joan of Arc
          • Eleanor of Aquatine
          • Marie de Champagne
          • Christine de Pizan
          • St. Catherine of  Sienna
          • Julian of Norwich
          • Isabella of Castille
          • Margery Kempe
          • Aethelflaed “Lady of Mercians”
          • Hildegard of Bingen
          • Hrotsvitha
          • Catherine de Medici
    • Create a one-slide ppt highlighting her accomplishments using the template below
    • Submit/upload your one-slide ppt on Canvas under Calendar with today’s date

    Links:

    Methods of Communication:

    Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

     

    March 18, 2020

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • We have taken (or tried to take) a virtual tour of many different cathedrals in Europe.  We have also mentioned that Canterbury Cathedral was a pilgrimage place that many people in the Middle Ages went to.  Lastly, we have talked about Henry II, the father of Richard and John (the king who stole the French king's wife).  So let's put it all together in a little deeper findings..
    • We will see how Henry II and Thomas Becket go from friends to enemies and how the death of Thomas Becket makes Canterbury Cathedral a major pilgrimage location and then tour it!

    Estimate Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • We will understand St Thomas Becket and Henry II’s relationship and how it leads to the death of one and how Canterbury Cathedral became a major pilgrimage location in the Middle Ages.

    Tasks:

    1. Watch the video MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL! KING HENRY II AND THOMAS BECKET! 

    See how the relationship between King Henry II (John and Richard's dad)  and Thomas Becket grew and then deteriorated and led to Thomas Becket becoming a martyr(a person killed for a religious belief) and Canterbury Cathedral becoming a place to pilgrimage to. 

    1.  Take a virtual tour of Canterbury Cathedral where St. Thomas Becket was killed an thus it became a pilgrimage place for many in the Middle Ages.
    2. Take the quia learning check: Henry II vs Thomas Becket

    Links:

     

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org

     

    March 17, 2020

     

    Daily Lessons/Activities

    Overview:

    • We have said for a while that the Middle Ages was a fascinating time to learn about, but one of the worst times to live. Today’s activity will give you a great overview of the Middle Ages in a fun, kid friendly way.

    Estimate Time:

    • 30 minutes

    Explanation:

    • The students will be watch a video that summarizes the Middle ages in a fun, kid friendly way.  There is a check in on quia to check for understanding.

    Tasks:

    • Watch the video on my canvas page (you can go back and re-watch it if you need to answer the questions on the quia)
    • Then answer questions on the quia - unlimited: labeled… Learning Check:Measly Middle Ages

    Links:

    Methods of Communication:

    • Via email kstryjak@cbsd.org