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May 21, 2007
Social Studies Exam

All students received a Study Guide which gives information covered on the exam. The SS Exam for all classes will be given on Wednesday. Students turned in textbooks today unless they wished to use book to prepare for Exam. They need to bring me the book by Wednesday morning!!

The Exam will count 10% of final grade - please use the study guide to prepare!!

Posted by Stephens at 04:31 PM

May 14, 2007
World War I (The Great War)

SKILLS: To describe significant changes which took place during the first 2 decades of the 20th century; to describe Georgia's contributions to U.S. participation in WWI

Assessment: Notes on WWI and oral discussion

HOMEWORK: Work on THEME PARK POSTER (DUE WED.) Study for WWI TEST (Test will be given on Thursday) Study notes from class

Special Bonus: JUST FOR LOOKING AT MY BLOG, you will get 5 bonus points on the test. Don't tell anyone! To get the points, look up the answer to this question and write on your test (Print this page for proof you actually checked my BLOG) Look on page 256 of text for answer: Besides a training camp for officers, what was Fort McPherson used as in 1917?

Posted by Stephens at 04:14 PM

May 11, 2007
Boom or Bust

SKILLS: To describe significant changes which took place during the first 2 decades of the 20th century; to describe Georgia's contributions to U.S. participation in WWI and WWII.

ASSESSMENT: Main Idea Questions and Comparison Chart - Promethean board activity(The Good, the Bad, the Ugly) Students discuss positive and negative events in the early 20th century

HOMEWORK: Many students have been out of class due to EOC testing for Math classes. All students should have completed Locating Main Idea questions for Chapter 17 by Monday. (Read pages 258 - 268)

Students also received a Theme Park Project sheet which details instructions for this culminating activity for Georgia History. They received the scoring rubric and self-assessment. The Drawing/plan of theme park should be finished by Wednesday, May 16. They have already receive 2 class periods to work on the project.

Posted by Stephens at 11:14 AM

May 07, 2007
Boom and Bust

MONDAY
SKILLS:To analyze the New South movement in the 1870's and 1880's and the subsequent rise of manufacturing in GA.

ASSESSMENT: Chapter 16 fill-in-blank, short answer and essay test

HOMEWORK: NONE (if students did not take the test, they need to take it on Tuesday).

TUESDAY
SKILLS: To describe significant changes which took place during the first 2 decades of the 20th century; to describe Georgia's contributions to U.S. participation in WWI and WWII.

ASSESSMENT: Comparison/contrast chart (compare strengths and weaknesses of countries in 1914 (WWI)

HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 17 (pages 254 - 257) Complete Locating Main Idea questions on page 257.

Posted by Stephens at 11:17 AM

May 04, 2007
The New South

SKILLS: To analyze the New South movement in the 1870s and 1880s and the subsequent rise of manufacturing in Georgia. To examine the variety of legal and illegal strategies used in Georgia to enforce political, social, and economic segregation of the races including Jim Crow laws, Ku Klux Klan, literacy tests, and the grandfather clause.

ASSESSMENT: Oral discussion of video "Freedom Song"'; Short answer/Fill-in-blank Test over New South period and turn of century in Georgia (Ch. 16)

**Students in 2nd and 3rd period will have choice of taking test today (Friday) or Monday. We reviewed on Thursday, and they were told the test is today. The other periods were 1 day behind - their test will be MONDAY. Study Chapter 16 - also know Georgia authors you learned when Georgia Voyager magazine and facts from Georgia Video and Freedom Song video.

HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR TEST - TEST WILL BE ON MONDAY FOR 1st, 6th, and 7th. Also test for 2nd and 3rd if they decided to wait until Monday.

Posted by Stephens at 10:06 AM

May 01, 2007
The New South

NOTE: Students have not received my progress reports yet since I had unexpected eye surgery on Saturday and was absent Monday and Tuesday. I am going to try to come in briefly Tuesday afternoon to run progress reports. All students should receive them on Wednesday. I cannot see very well at all so I cannot return emails yet. My husband is helping to post this. Thank you for understanding and being patient!

Skills: To identify and describe important people, events, and politics during the New South period. To compare/contrast Dubois's and Washington's viewpoints for Blacks to achieve equality.

Assessment: 1)Comparison/contrast worksheet : The Great Debate 2) Chapter 16 Locating Main Idea questions

Homework: No new homework if students finished these assignments. Students who were gone on the Chorus field trip should ask for The Great Debate if they did not get it prior to leaving.

Posted by Stephens at 07:53 AM

April 24, 2007
The New South

Skills: To recognize important events and people in the New South movement

Assessment: Locating Main Idea Questions, Video Discussion . Students viewed the movie, "Freedom Song" today. This movie is powerful and portrays the activists called Freedom Riders who stood up for Civil Rights and changed history by taking literacy tests, registering to vote, and holding peaceful demonstrations. Students will view Part II on Thursday.

HOMEWORK: Study for Chapter 15 Test. The test will be multiple-choice and will be on WEDNESDAY. I reviewed all period on Monday and urged students to study Monday night, especially if they were going to the Oscars for iMovie teams tonight. Students should study their Chapter 15 Locating Main Idea questions and the text chapter.

Posted by Stephens at 04:16 PM

April 19, 2007
The New South

Skills: To recognize important events and people in the New South movement

Assessment: Discussion Questions and CRCT review

Homework: Students have been given class time every day to complete the Locating Main Idea questions for Chapter 15 in textbook. They had a quiz yesterday over the material and will turn in all of the questions on Friday. They will have class time on Friday to complete the assignment, but if they are missing a lot, they should complete for homework.

The GA CRCT Social Studies Test is Friday. TRY YOUR BEST!! We have been reviewing all week.

Posted by Stephens at 09:04 PM

April 12, 2007
CRCT INSTRUCTIONS

SKILLS: Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on GA and other southern states

ASSESSMENT: Analysis and Comparison/contrast of 2 views about Reconstruction (students read 2 viewpoints on Reconstruction and respond to questions)

HOMEWORK: Reconstruction Worksheets - Finish by Monday (some students had class time to work on this and some had to finish their Study Guide)
COMPLETE ALL 5 PRACTICE CRCT TESTS BY WED. OF NEXT WEEK!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CRCT PRACTICE

1. Go to http://www.georgiaoas.org

CRCT PRACTICE WEBSITE

2. Login with your student number (given to all students in my class)
3. Password is education
4. Click on STUDENT TESTS
5. Select SOCIAL STUDIES
6. TAKE THE TEST
7. Select GRADE MY TEST A pop-up window appears - Click OK
8. Print a page to prove you finished the tests successfully or bring a parent note.

Posted by Stephens at 03:19 PM

April 11, 2007
Reconstruction

SKILLS: Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on GA and other southern states

Assessment: Study Guide Questions; Civil War Oral Presentations

HOMEWORK: Complete at least 3/4 of Chapter 14 Study Guide questions.

Posted by Stephens at 04:57 PM

April 10, 2007
Reconstruction

SKILLS: Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on GA and other southern states

ASSESSMENT: Oral presentations; Civil War Projects (students share scrapbooks, movies, PowerPoint presentations, battle scenes, etc.
Analysis of song lyrics: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

HOMEWORK: Begin reading Chapter 14 (Reconstruction) Read pages 204 - 211 and complete Locating Main Idea Questions on p. 207 -210

Posted by Stephens at 02:22 PM

March 28, 2007
The Civil War

SKILLS: To describe important people, events, and battles of the Civil War; to analyze the events of the war and judge whether the war was necessary to build a strong nation

ASSESSMENT: Civil War Projects (students work in Mac Lab on a variety of projects, including PowerPoint Presentations, Scrapbooks, Journal/letters, websites, etc) A rubric will be used for assessing the projects.

HOMEWORK: Study for TEST OVER CIVIL WAR. A study session will be held for all students on Thursday (tomorrow) at 8:15. TEST IS ON FRIDAY. Study Chapter 13, Notes, and Study Guide Questions. Also, a PowerPoint on the Civil War is posted on my blog (see last week). Projects are due on Friday, but I will accept them after Spring Break with no penalty. Students have been working all period on projects this week in class.

Posted by Stephens at 12:30 PM

March 26, 2007
The Civil War

Skills: Analyze Georgia's role in the Civil War and the impact of the war on the nation.

ASSESSMENT: Note-taking (PowerPoint Presentation) and discussion questions( from Civil War Speaker Presentation)

6th and 7th periods had a special presentation today. We were fortunate to have a wonderful speaker. Danny Gorbachov, who participates in Civil War Reenactments, presented information about the life of a soldier and showed replicas of items typically carried by a soldier.

NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK - Continue to work on projects. Be prepared and have a PLAN when we go to Mac Lab on Tuesday - Thursday to work on projects. 7th period needs to write their letter/journal from Andersonville prison camp. Don't forget the Civil War Test will be on Friday. If absent, students should either take on Thursday or after Spring Break (arrange to come in early to school).

Posted by Stephens at 05:08 PM

March 22, 2007
The Civil War

Skills: Analyze Georgia's role in the Civil War and the impact of the war on the nation.

ASSESSMENT: Note-taking on GA Video - Andersonville Prison Camp

HOMEWORK: Write a letter/journal from Andersonville Prison - pretend to be a Union prisoner of war. Read p. 201 in textbook before writing letter/journal. The final copy should be authentic sounding and typed. The rough draft is due MONDAY, March 26. ALSO: Continue working on Civil War Projects - see descriptions of projects on form that was previously given to students.

PowerPoint of Civil War is posted below (the Civil War TEST will be given next Friday, March 30th.

civil war ppt-1.ppt

CIVIL WAR NOTES

Posted by Stephens at 04:36 PM

The Civil War

Skills: Analyze Georgia's role in the Civil War and the impact of the war on the nation.

ASSESSMENT: Note-taking on GA Video - Andersonville Prison Camp

HOMEWORK: Write a letter/journal from Andersonville Prison - pretend to be a Union prisoner of war. Read p. 201 in textbook before writing letter/journal. The final copy should be authentic sounding and typed. The rough draft is due MONDAY, March 26. ALSO: Continue working on Civil War Projects - see descriptions of projects on form that was previously given to students.

PowerPoint of Civil War is posted below (the Civil War TEST will be given next Friday, March 30th.

civil war ppt-1.ppt

CIVIL WAR NOTES

Posted by Stephens at 04:36 PM

The Civil War

SKILLS: To describe important people, events, and battles of the Civil War

ASSESSMENT: Battle Chart, Discussion Questions

HOMEWORK: Students will continue to work on Civil War Projects and complete Locating Main Idea Questions on p. 194 in textbook after reading pages 190 - 194. Students who attended the Band Festival have an extra day to turn in the work. Band students should turn in questions on Friday instead of Thursday.

REPORT CARDS were sent home with all students.

Posted by Stephens at 06:47 AM

March 19, 2007
The Civil War

SKILLS: To describe important events, people, and battles that occurred in the Civil War

ASSESSMENT: Battle Chart, Soldier Interview and Note-Taking

HOMEWORK: Complete any 40 (total) questions on Civil War Study Guide. Most students previously completed 25 questions, so they should just add 15 more. Students who are in the Festival Competition for Band will be given ONE additional day to complete this assignment.

6th period - Write a news article or journal entry for Battle of Bull Run - Due TUESDAY

Posted by Stephens at 04:42 PM

March 16, 2007
Civil War

Skills: Analyze Georgia's role in the Civil War and the impact of the war on the nation.

Assessment: News article or journal writing. Answers to questions in oral discussion.

Homework: Students will read summary of the first major battle: Battle of Bull Run 2. Write news article or journal entry pretending to be a soldier.

Posted by Stephens at 10:14 AM

March 06, 2007
EVENTS LEADING TO CIVIL WAR

SKILLS: To analyze the impact that John Brown's Trial had on the North and the South before the Civil War

ASSESSMENT: Interviews, research, note taking (students assume roles for Trial of John Brown - attorneys interview witnesses and make trial notes after analyzing facts and testimony of witnesses) Teacher observation/checklist will be used to determine mastery of objectives

HOMEWORK: All students except attorneys will read pages 178 - 181 in textbook. Complete Locating Main Idea on p. 180. Manifest Destiny Packet should have been finished in class today and turned in!

TRIAL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW IN CLASS - bring props, dress appropriately for your role. Know what you are going to say in the courtroom when called to testify.

Posted by Stephens at 06:44 AM

February 27, 2007
Antebellum Georgia

Skills: Examine and analyze political, economic, social, and cultural characteristics of antebellum GA and compare to other areas of US.

ASSESSMENT: Note taking (PowerPoint Presentation)

HOMEWORK: Study notes and PowerPoint Presentations (Ch. 11 in textbook) TEST ON THURSDAY. A Study session will be held at 8:15 on Thursday morning for all students wishing to review before the test.

6 causes of civil war.ppt

6 Causes of the Civil War

Posted by Stephens at 02:29 PM

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