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7th Grade World Studies

  • World Studies

    Week #26:  February 17 – 21

    Monday   (George Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day)

    Tuesday

    • ISN 27 preview Renaissance
    • ISN 27.2 – 3

    Wednesday

    • IB Introductory Renaissance/ Reformation project assignments

    Thursday

    • IB Intro Renaissance project work time (presentations due Monday 3/2)

    Friday  

    • Geography Challenge 27 – Europe about 1500
    • ISN 27 due next Wednesday, February 26
    • Trimester ends – last chance to turn in late work is now.

     


    World Studies

    Week #25:  February 10 – 14  

    Monday (holiday)

     Tuesday

    • Skits, Interviews & Slides Unit Project due
    • Unit review notebook requirements:  cover sheet, terms list, three corrected quizzes, presentation notes, Game Day notes (due Friday)

    Wednesday

    • Projects due (notes)
    • Homework:  study corrected quizzes and prepare unit notebook

    Thursday

    • Game Day (notes)
    • Homework:  study corrected quizzes and finalize the unit review notebook

    Friday

    • Exam (100 pts, East Asia & the Americas)
    • Unit notebook due (Chapters 17-18, 21-23)
    • end of the trimester coming very soon

     


    World Studies

    Week #24:  February 3 - 7

    Monday (CJSF trip)

    • ISN 22 (The Maya) due
    • ISN 23: the Aztecs,  Sections 1 – 2

    Tuesday

    • ISN 23: The Aztecs, Section 2 - 4 & Processing

    Wednesday 

    • Skits, Interviews & Slides Unit Project introduction Chapters 17 - 23

    Thursday 

    • Notes page Chapter 23
    • Project work time (due Tuesday)

    Friday

    • Quiz:  Chapters 22 – 23 (with a notes page)
    • ISN 23 due
    • Ball Game Reading & Summary (due Wednesday)

     


    World Studies

    Week #23:  January 27 – January 31

    Monday

    • Terms Game – Japan (Chapter 21)

    Tuesday

    • Quiz Chapter 21
    • ISN 21 due Japan
    • ISN 22:  The Maya, Sections 2-3

    Wednesday

    Thursday 

    • ISN 22, Sections 4 – 6  The Maya
    • Video – Engineering an Empire:  The Maya part 2 (notes required)

    Friday 

    • ISN 22 (The Maya) due date extended to Monday
    • Geography Challenge 22

     


    World Studies

    Week #22:  January 20 – 24

     Monday

    • Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. 

    Tuesday

    • ISN 21.3 – 5 (armor, weapons, military & mental training)

    Wednesday

    • ISN 21.6 – 21.8 (writing & literature, tea ceremony, Buddhism)

    Thursday

    • ISN 21.9-21.10 (bushido, feudalism)

    Friday (minimum day, conferences)

    • ISN 21.11 Japan & the “divine winds” (the kamikaze & WWII)

     


    World Studies

    Week #21:  January 13 – 17

    Monday

    • Paragraph: Life and Teachings of Confucius or Buddha (due Tuesday, Wednesday)
    • ISN 18 preview – Open vs. Closed
    • Tang Dynasty & Foreign Contacts

    Tuesday

    • ISN 18.3 – 18.4 Yuan & Ming Dynasties

    Wednesday

    • Paragraph due (along with notes on Confucius, Buddha and the review form)
    • Terms Game 17 & 18

    Thursday

    • Quiz 17 & 18 (ISN with processing due)
    • ISN 21.1 – 21.2 Japan

    Friday (Staff Development Day)

     


    World Studies

    Week #20:  January 6 – 10

    Monday

    • Geography Challenge – Asia (due Tuesday)

    Tuesday

    • ISN 17.2 – 17.4 Chinese Discoveries & Inventions

    Wednesday

    • ISN 17.5 – 17.6 Chinese Discoveries & Inventions
    • Processing – Chinese Scroll (but fold don’t roll it)

    Thursday

    Friday

    • Video – Buddha (notes)
    • Paragraph: Confucius and/or Buddha (due Tuesday)
    • ISN 17 and processing due

     

Unit 1 - Rome & the Early Middle Ages (Chapters 1-3)

Unit 2 - Middle Ages to Fall of Constantinople (Chapters 4-6)

Unit 3 - Islam (Chapters 7-10)

Unit 4 - West Africa (Chapters 11-14)

7th Grade Language Arts

  • English / Language Arts

    Week #26:  February 17 - 21

    Monday (holiday)

    Tuesday

    • Review Reading Quiz 1
    • Read Beowulf Chapter 8 – 9  
    • Work on Beowulf notebooks, Chapter 7 – 11  study guides and character charts

    Wednesday

    • Review Vocab Quiz 1 / Introduce Vocabulary #2
    • Read Beowulf Chapters 10-11
    • Paragraph similarities:  Beowulf and Jesus Christ
    • Discussion Groups Beowulf Chapter 7-11

    Thursday

    • Level Up Tutorials – Myths, Legends & Tales and paragraph summary (due at end of period or Friday)

    Friday

    • Open Book Beowulf Quiz 2 Chapters 7 -11
    • Work on study guide for reading quiz Chapters 12 – 16 (main events / major symbols)
    • Work on vocabulary #2 study guide
    • Beowulf notebook part 1 due

    Notebook assignments:

    1. Cover sheet / illustration
    2. Introductory paragraph
    3. Notes - Introduction
    4. Character chart
    5. Study Guides, Chapters 1 – 6, 7 – 11
    6. Summary Chapter 5
    7. Vocabulary quiz study sheet (pages 1 – 50)
    8. Optional extra credit paragraph summary of Chapter 7.
    9. Paragraph comparing Jesus and Beowulf (Chapters 8-10)

     


    English / Language Arts

    Week #25:  February 10 - 14

    Monday (holiday)

    Tuesday

    • Work on Beowulf notebooks and Chapter 1 – 6  study guides
    •  Discussion:  Chapters 1-6, Chapter 5 summaries, Christian and pagan themes, Darkness & Light
    • Work on Beowulf vocabulary pages 1 - 50, preparing for Friday's vocabulary quiz.

    Wednesday

    • Discussion Groups Beowulf Chapter 5:  Indirect Characterization: Evidence to support the claim Beowulf is good and Unferth is evil.  In Chapter 5, we are set up for the confrontation between Beowulf and Grendel.  The implication is that Good will triumph over Evil.  Make two columns.  On the left, write “Beowulf is good” at the top of the page.  On the right, “Unferth is evil.”  List evidence from Chapter 5 to support the claim.
    • Beowulf  Quiz Chapters 1 – 6 (open note, open book)
    • Beowulf Chapter 7
    • Beowulf vocabulary pages 1 – 50

    Thursday

    • Beowulf Chapters 8 – 9
    • Study guide and vocabulary work
    • Discussion and notebook work 

    Friday

    • Vocabulary quiz Beowulf  pages 1 – 50 (no notes)
    • Beowulf Chapter 8 
    • Study Guide for reading quiz on Chapters 7 - 11

     


    English / Language Arts

    Week #24:  February 3 - 7

    Monday (CJSF trip)

    • Final draft – Characterization Open Window due Tuesday
    • Beowulf notebook cover illustration / introductory paragraph
      • Make a colorful cover illustration for your Beowulf  notebook.  (It should include name, period, assignment title, colorful drawings…)
      • Introductory writing response: Write a well-developed paragraph in response to one or more of these prompts:
        • What are the qualities of a great story?
        • What would you expect from the oldest story in the English language?

    Tuesday

    • Beowulf introduction (notes)

    Wednesday

    • Beowulf Chapters 1 – 3
    • Character chart

    Thursday

    • Interactive lesson and review paragraph
    • Beowulf Chapters 4 – 6
    • Character chart

    Friday

    • Open notes quiz – Beowulf introduction
    • Study Guide for quiz on Chapters 1-6  (Tuesday)

    English / Language Arts

    Week #23:  January 27 – 31

    Monday 

    • Review samples.
    • Unpack the prompt.
    • Plan essay (complete graphic organizer).

    Tuesday

    • Planning notes due
    • Draft essay

    Wednesday

    • Draft essay

    Thursday

    • Peer revising

    Friday

    • Work on final draft (due Tuesday, February 4)

     


    English / Language Arts

    Week #22:  January 20 – 24

    Monday

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday

    • Sample literary response essay: Students mark with colored pencils and highlighters to label specific parts of the essay.
    • Practice: Plan and write a practice essay introduction on the theme of one of three literary pieces.

    Wednesday

    • Notes on how to write titles
    • Practice: Write an introduction & one body paragraph. (Hard copies due Friday)

    Thursday

    • Student sample of essay on “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (PA 69-73)
    • Characterization (PA 88-89)
    • Short story, “The Open Window” (PA 90-93)

    Friday (minimum day)

    • Finish and discuss “The Open Window”.
    • Introduction & one body paragraph due 

Introduction English / Language Arts

Unit 3: "Rogue Wave" and "Big Things Come in Small Packages"