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10/22 Bask in Post-News Show Glory (No HW)

We’re filming Monday through Wednesday and there will be no homework. Remember, we have a field trip on Thursday. All four classes on Friday. I know, I know, you miss homework. I promise to pile some on for the weekend.

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10/14 News Show Roles, Rubric, Guidelines & Sample Script

We’re putting together a news show on the Agricultural Revolution. Students have chosen their roles and should be working on a rough draft of their scripts. In class this week, we will be polishing up those scripts, adding depth and humor, and piecing together an order of things. Filming will begin the week of October […]

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10/8 Rough Draft of News Show Script

This week, despite the choppy schedule with the MEAP, we will be focusing on transforming our notes on the Agricultural Revolution into informative, entertaining, and humorous news show scripts. We used our time in class to answer a few questions (02 Reading Comprehension Questions) and then chose roles based on your efforts with the homework […]

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10/5 Notes on the Agricultural Revolution

O’ Wonderful Middle School Students, Here’s your assignment for the weekend. You are to take notes on at least two of the following pieces. Some are PDFs and were attached in an email, one is a web article, and two are videos. I have put them in order from easiest to hardest. The more you […]

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9/28 The Human History Timeline Drawing

We started the week by taking a test over the early history of humans and geography of Central and South America. Then we began digging into the human history, adding some depth to our understanding. We did a human timeline that involved kids lining up alongside a rope, which represented various eras in time. Then […]

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9/26 Two Questions about Human History

01 Human Timeline – S

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9/24 Imaginary Clock

02 Imaginary Clock – NEW

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9/21 Test over Jeopardy Questions – STUDY!

We completed two lessons’ worth of Jeopardy this week, covering topics ranging from “Time Periods” to “Central and South American Geography.” Your work is class was commendable, not only because you proved you knew more than you thought you know but because you also worked really well as teams. As promised, I’ve included the slideshow […]

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9/17 Five Ways to Study

Homework tonight is simple: Come up with a list of at least five ways to study for a test or quiz. We’ll be working on a couple of key skills during these first few weeks. First, how to take notes. Second, how to use those notes to study for a test or quiz. All of […]

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9/7 Letter to Self

Each year I ask students to write a letter to themselves. I do this for two reasons. The first is for me to get to know them and their likes and interests. It also allows me to see how they write. The second reason is for them. This is a snapshot of who they are […]

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