6/12/18 The South Graphic Organizer started in class to be finished for homework, if not complete. TEST next Tuesday on the North and the South.
6/11/18 The North Graphic Organizer started in class to be finished for homework, if not complete
6/8/18 pp.342-346 reading and completing graphic organizer on Sectional Leaders due Monday
6/5/18 All Classes: worked on critical thinking packet in class to be completed for homework. Due on Thursday!
6/4/18 All Classes: Mill Girl document analysis, completing in class both group and individual analysis sheets. Complete letter analysis sheets, if not finished in class.
6/1/18 Factory Simulation Activity
5/30/18 All Classes: in class, complete #3,4,&5 Questions in complete sentences in complete paragraphs. Homework: STUDY FOR TEST TOMORROW, pp. 330-341
5/29/18 All Classes: Complete a study sheet for the vocabulary on p.337, plus Robert Fulton.
5/25/18 All Classes: A Memorial Day Lesson with video and letters home from fallen soldiers. Remember to honor our service men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice this Monday in the true spirit of Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday weekend!
5/24/18 All Classes: Redo Questions # 7 & 8 on p. 335. Hand in tomorrow both your original and your rewrites. Test on the Industrial Revolution and Transportation next Thursday, May 30th.
5/23/18 All Classes: continue discussion in class Homework: p. 335 Write out in complete sentences and paragraphs Questions 7 & 8 on p.335
5/22/18: Discussion of Section 1 about Industrial Revolution
5/21/18: Science Testing today
5/18/18 All Classes: Collect Outline Ch11 Section 1 Today: Create a vocabulary study guide and answer questions 1, 3-6 on p. 335
5/16/&17 SBAC Math Tests no homework
5/15/18 All Classes: Discussion of Critical Thinking Activities and Analysis. Introduction of Industrial Revolution in class complete on Friday. Chapter 11 Section 1 Outline due for Friday worked on in class.
5/14/18 All Classes: Critical Thinking Packet. Complete for homework, if not finished in class.
5/10/18 All Classes: Quiz on Ch13.
5/9/18 All Classes: Review for quiz tomorrow. Discussion of work.
Periods 4,5&7: Complete "Pack Your Wagon" activity to be handed in by tomorrow
5/8/18 ALL classes: Study for Thursday's quiz on Ch13
Period 6: Answer in class your partner's questions and turn in. Read article "The Gold Rush" and write down how the gold rush impacted society. Any work not completed is to be done for homework.
Periods 4,5,&7: Answer in class your partner's questions and turn in. Begin "Pack Your Wagon" readings and activity to be completed in class tomorrow. It is due 5/10/18.
5/7/18: All Classes: Read Summaries of Ch.13 Sections 2-5, answer questions and make up questions about each section.
5/4/18 All Classes: Creation of Vocab Study Guide Next Week: 5/10/18 Quiz on Ch13
5/3/18 All Classes: Discussion of Oregon Trail
Period 6: "Pack Your Wagon" readings, questions and activities due tomorrow
4/30/18 All classes: Video Notes in class
4/25/18 - 4/26/18 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Sally Hestor Diaries Reading and Event worksheet in class
Period 6: Inquiry Activity on Oregon Trail preparations
4/24/18 All Classes: Guidance Lesson
4/23/18 All Classes: Lewis and Clark Assessment Reading and Writing
4/11/18-4/12/18 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Chapter 13 Section 1 Outline in class
Period 6: Diaries of Sally Hestor Important Events worksheet
4/10/18 Period 6: Complete outline Ch13 Section1 for homework (pp. 380-384)
4/9/18 All Classes: Discussion of essay writing and written responses to open-ended questions.
Period 6: Correction of question # 10
4/5/18 All Classes: Presentation of Projects Today
3/28-4/4/18 All Classes: Complete mini project on the Lewis & Clark journey. Write a report on your section of the trip to present to class on 4/5/18. Be sure to have completed "Journal Entries" summaries sheet and note taking sheet to hand in, as well as, a written report on your section of the trip.
4/2-4/4/18 All Classes: Watching video on Lewis and Clark Expedition and taking notes for classwork credit, handed in at the end of each class each day.
3/29/18 All Classes: Continue to research project by watching video and taking notes. Mini-Projects will be due on Thursday next week, April 5th.
3/28/18 All Classes: Researching for the mini project on Lewis & Clark Expedition. Reading journal entries for the dates that you were given to research and summarizing the most important facts to put into your report. Looking at the time line of events for the trip for important information and take notes.
3/27/18 All Classes: Continue to watch video on Lewis & Clark Expedition and take notes to be collected for credit at the end of class. These will be used to create a mini project on the expedition.
3/26/18 All Classes: Class discussion about citizenship to wrap up Constitution topic.
3/23/18 All Classes: Watch video on Lewis & Clark Expedition and take notes on sheet provided. Turn in at the end of class for credit.
3/22/18 All Classes: Read Summary of Chapter 8 Section 5 aloud in class, discuss and then individually write out answers to questions for Chapter 8 Section 5 p. 268 # 1-4 and then choose # 5 OR # 6.
3/21/18 All Classes: Complete Chapter 8 Section 5 Outline due tomorrow
3/19/18 All Classes: In class: two readings on U.S. Government and begin outline of pp. 306-310 and finish for homework,due tomorrow.
3/16/18: All Classes: Guidance Lesson today with Ms. Tracey
3/15/18 All Classes: Constitution Scavenger Hunt activity in class. If not finished, complete for homework. It will be graded.
3/14/18 Periods 4,5,&6: Read "The Creation of the U.S. Constitution" aloud.
Period 7: Opted to read silently the above reading and answer questions. Answers collected at the end of class for credit.
3/12/18 All Classes: Assessment in class
3/6/18 All Classes: Test
3/5/18 All Classes: Review for Test tomorrow
3/2/18 All Classes: Study for Chapter 6 Sections 3,4 & 5 TEST on Tuesday
3/2/18 All Classes: Chapter 6 Section 4 Outline started in class, if not finished, complete for homework
3/1/18 All Classes: Key Term Notes Flash Cards for Chapter 6 Sections 3 & 5 due 3/6/18
2/28/18 All Periods: Notes of American Revolution Video Part 4 in class and collected
2/27/18 Periods 4,5, & 7: Reading aloud in class pp.181-185 from textbook. Take notes on the "Key Terms" from the top of p. 181 If not completed in class, complete for homework.
Period 6: Reading independently pp. 181-185 from textbook and taking note on the "Key Terms" from the top of p. 181. Continue on to read pp. 191-195, taking notes on the "Key Terms" from the top of p.191. Write down key facts, details and explanations about each.
2/26/18 All classes continuing video and taking notes on worksheet. The note sheet is collected at the end of class. If absent, students may make it up using the textbook to find information about the topics on the note sheet given out.
2/23/18 All classes watching video on the American Revolution and taking notes. If absent, students may make it up using textbook to find information about the topics on the note sheet given out. It will be collected at the end of each class.
2/22/18 Period 6: Chapter 6 Section 3 Outline (pp.181-186)
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Make up work. Any missing assignments? Get them made up!
2/21/18 Reviewed for quiz in class. Homework: STUDY FOR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE QUIZ
2/16/18 Last call for projects!!! Quiz on Declaration of Independence next Thursday.
2/15/18 All classes: Create a Chart for the following categories: Government, Judicial, Economic, and Personal Freedoms on a piece of paper and then put the "British Wrongs" into one of the categories. Due Tomorrow (started in class today) Be sure your Independence Paragraph is done! Quiz on the Declaration of Independence next Thursday.
2/14/18 Declaration of Independence Worksheet in class, if not finished complete for homework. Independence paragraph due on Friday.
2/13/18 All Classes: anyone that has not presented their projects must do so by Friday. If not, they will receive a zero. Make up Outlines that were due today for half credit tomorrow.
2/12/18 Periods 4, 5, & 7 Chapter 6 Section 1 Outline pp. 166-171
Period 6 Chapter 6 Section 2 Outline pp. 173-176
All classes will have Chapter 5 Test on Monday, February 5th. Topics Review Sheets were given out on Thursday.
Week of 1/29/18 All classes are working on projects due on Friday, February 2nd. This is your homework for this week!!!
Reports sent home with missing assignments. Must be done by 1/26/18 to get credit allowed for make up work.
1/22/18 All classes working on projects. Library research this week. Projects are due February 2nd.
1/19/18 All classes watching and taking notes on Liberty Kids video episodes
1/18/18 Periods 4,5, & 7: Answer questions about the radio play from Friday.
Period 6: Video notes in class Homework: p.160 #1-5 Questions due tomorrow
1/16/18 All classes: Read and answer questions about "Rosa Parks" article
1/12/18: All classes: Read aloud "Radio Play" about the aftermath of the Boston Massacre
1/11/18 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Quiz on Ch5 Section 2 Today.
Period 6: Video Segment take notes in class
1/8/18 Period 6: Chapter 5 Section 3 Outline completed for tomorrow
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Create a practice quiz and separate answer key for Chapter 5 Section 2 with a minimum of 15 questions with two being open-ended. (Real Quiz on Thursday!!!)
1/3/18 Periods 4, 5, & 7 Use flash cards to study. Homework: Chapter 5 Section 2 answer questions 3-6 on. page 153. Quiz next Thursday on Chapter 5 Section 2
Period 6: Examine Virginia Resolutions and Newspaper reaction to the Stamp Act. Answer questions. Reminder to continue to work on your History Day Projects due February 2nd.
Happy New Year!
01/02/18 Periods 4,5 & 7: Completed set of flashcards started in class of all "Key Terms" on top of p. 146 finished for homework
Period 6: Finish reading "Declaration of Rights of Stamp Act Congress" and complete list of objections and answer question.
12/19/17 Periods 4,5 & 7: French and Indian War Quiz taken today. Homework: Complete the reading of Pontiac's Speech and answer 4 questions.
Period 6: Study for Quiz on Chapter 5 Section 2 tomorrow (Wednesday).
12/18/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Finish story card in class together.
Period 6: Make Flash cards for topics in Ch5 Section 2 to use to study for Wednesday's Quiz.
12/14/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Create a "story card" for the French and Indian War together in class.
Period 6: Complete Outlines and create a "Poster" about one of the featured topics in our Key Terms. Quiz on Wednesday Ch. 5 Section 2.
12/13/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7 French and Indian War maps. QUIZ on Tuesday on French and Indian War.
Period 6: Complete Chapter 5 Section 2 Outline pp. 150-153 QUIZ on Wednesday on Chapter 5 Section 2
12/12/17 Periods 4,5, & 7: Reading on French and Indian War and questions completed for tomorrow.
Period 6: Read Chief Pontiac's Speech and answer questions. Also write down phrases that he uses that would be persuasive to other tribes to join his fight.
12/11/17 Period 6: Outline pp. 146-top of 150
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Outlines in class with teacher and finish on own for homework.
12/8/17 Period 6: Quiz on the French and Indian War
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Outlines continue to finish Section 1 outline.
12/7/17 Period 6: Exchange quizzes and take another person's quiz. Switch back and correct. Homework: Study for Quiz tomorrow.
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Learning how to outline, using Chapter 5 Section 1. Started in class.
12/6/17 Period 6: Discussion of French and Indian War Homework: Create a quiz with separate answer key about the French and Indian War for tomorrow. Quiz on Friday
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Make up day
12/5/17 Period 6: Complete Broadsheet readings in groups and then jigsaw to new groups to share information about the French and Indian War.
Periods 4,5 & 7: To complete document analysis and evaluation packets in class, if not complete for homework. Period 7: Frederick Douglas Reading for homework.
12/4/17 Period 6: Quiz on Friday for French and Indian War.
All Classes: Video "The War that Made America" viewed and questions answered.
12/1/17 Period 6: Remember to working on your long term projects, doing research. Due in February. National History Day Website has information about the guidelines, example topics and projects. Quiz on French and Indian War coming up next week.(Probably Wednesday.)
11/29/17: Periods 4: In class: Read and answer questions for Document Analysis and Evaluation Packet Homework: Read and answer questions of Frederick Douglass Reading Activity
Period 5 & 7: Document Analysis and Evaluation Packet questions started in class and finish for homework
Period 6: Complete the French and Indian War maps and questions
11/28/17: Per 4& 7: Inquiry Activity on Slave Labor, fill in in Graphic Organizer and hand in at end of class.
Period 5: Go over Readings and questions from homework. In Class: Frederick Douglass Reading Activity
Period 6: Reading and Questions on the French and Indian War due tomorrow.
11/27/17: Periods 4 & 7: Inquiry Activity on Slave Labor, analysis of picture filling in Sheet and handing in at end of class.
Period 5: Analysis of picture of Slave Labor in class. Readings about Slavery in textbook, pp. 430, 599 & 602 answer all questions at the end of each reading and hand in tomorrow.
Period 6: Begin outlining Chapter 5 Section 1, the French and Indian War. Complete section for homework.
11/20-22/17 All Classes: Watched "Desperate Crossing" and answered questions as viewed the true Pilgrim story.
11/15/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Reading on South Carolina Rice Plantations and Slave Labor. Begin Graphing Table information on rice production. This graphing project will be due at the end of class on Friday.
Period 6: Write 4 paragraphs analyzing the graphs on rice production and slave labor in South Carolina. Due tomorrow, if not completed in class.
11/14/17: Periods 4, 5 & 7: continue inquiry activity from yesterday. Complete graphic organizer. Use these details in a journal entry describing the middle passage journey from Africa from the perspective of a slave aboard ship.
Period 6: Rice and Slavery reading with graphing of table data. Complete graphing for homework.
11/13/17: Periods 4,5, & 7: Middle Passage Inquiry Activity. Discussion as a class.
Period 6: Picture Analysis in class, filling out sheet. Homework: Write a paragraph describing the process of picture analysis.
11/8/17: All classes: Read and answered questions in class "America's Wars," a Veterans Day Reading.
11/7/17: Parent Teacher Conference Day
11/6/17: All classes: Veterans Day letters, cards and posters for local veterans.
11/3/17: All classes: Veterans Day short video and discussion.
11/2/17: Periods 4, 5 & 7: Middle Passage reading aloud in class and filling out graphic organizer
Period 6: Continue Slave Labor study.
11/1/17: Periods 4, 5, & 7: Northern Profits from Slavery continued. Complete list of ways the north profited for homework.
Period 6: Slave Labor intro activity and discussion. Begin reading of "Rice and Slavery."
10/26/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Northern Profits from slavery Reading aloud in class and answering questions. Complete questions for homework.
Period 6: Middle passage reading and questions
10/25/17 Periods 4,5 & 7: Slavery Cycle Diagram worked on in class and must be finished for homework, if not completed in class
Period 6: Graphic Organizer for readings on middle passage to be redone for tomorrow.
10/24/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Discussion of Economy of Slavery, go over answers to questions. Start "Slavery Cycle" diagram and finish for homework, if not finished.
Period 6: Middle Passage Packet and graphic organizer in class. Homework: Answer questions about the readings.
10/23/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Economy of Slavery 1 & 2 with graphic organizer and questions. Complete for homework, if not finished in class.
Period 6: Middle Passage Documents analysis in class (Pair discussion and investigation)
10/20/17 Guidance Lesson on High School and choices
10/17 & 19/17 Field Trips to Nathan Hale Homestead
10/16/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: "Downward Spiral" video questions in class
Period 6: Library research for History Day Project. At end of class turn in Topic and 2 resources
10/13/17: Periods 4, 5, & 7: complete Slavery Timelines, if not finished in class. Due by Monday.
10/12/17 Period 7: Complete graph for homework. Periods 4, 5 & 7: In Class today and tomorrow: Slavery Timeline projects
Period 6: Reading and graphic organizer on Middle Passage by Alexander Falconbridge, started in class and complete for homework
10/11/17 Period 4 & 5: complete questions and graph for homework
10/6/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Typing essays in the library.
Period 6: In groups to do yesterday's assignment. (We did not have time to start it yesterday.)
10/5/17 Period 6: Class discussion of the economy of slavery and corrections. Read the "Northern Profits from Slavery" article and complete list of ways the North profited from slavery. For homework, if not finished.
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Write your conclusion of the essay. Write or type your final copy of the conclusion for homework. The essay should be complete in a final copy form for tomorrow.
10/4/17 Period 6: The Economy of Slavery Parts 1 and 2: Start in class and complete for homework. Remember you Timeline for tomorrow.
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Write the rough draft of your third paragraph, explaining the differences between the two settlements. Write or type a final copy of the third paragraph for homework.
10/3/17 Period 6: Start of Slavery Unit; Triangular Trade Map questions and discussion, create a graph of information. Start your slavery timeline and complete for homework for Thursday, Oct. 5th.
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Write the rough draft of your second paragraph, explaining the similarities between the two settlements. Write or type a final copy of the paragraph for homework.
10/2/17 Period 6: Research lesson in the library.
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Writing a compare and contrast essay on Jamestown and Plymouth.We will work on the first introductory paragraph today in class. Complete a final, neat copy for homework.
9/29/17 Period 6: Finish Plymouth video and questions. Start: Write compare and contrast essay on Jamestown and Plymouth. Essay due on Tuesday,10/3 Periods 4,5 & 7 Complete a Venn Diagram of Jamestown and Plymouth, comparing and contrasting the two settlements.
9/28/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Finish videos from yesterday. Class discussion. Period 6: finish Jamestown video and start Plymouth video and questions
9/27/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Plymouth Video and questions to be finished tomorrow Period 6: Jamestown video and questions to be finished tomorrow
9/26/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Jamestown Video and questions Period 6: Introduction to Connecticut History Day research projects and competition
9/25/17 In Class: Jamestown reading and questions
9/20/17 Study for Test tomorrow on Chapter 4. Remember to hand in your Flip Charts.
9/19/17 Flip Charts due tomorrow. Today: Started "Picture" cards to use to study for test on Thursday. Complete cards for homework and study.
9/18/17 All Classes will do a Constitution Day Activity in honor of Constitution Day on 9/17/17.
9/15/17 All Classes will do a baseline reading and writing assessment. Reminder: Chapter 4 Test on Thursday for all classes.
9/14/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Discussion of graphic organizers and corrections made in class. Start flip chart projects in class and continue at home. To be completed by Wednesday, September 20th.
Period 6: Work on project in class and complete for homework. Due Friday.
9/13/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7 Homework: Southern Colonies must be completed for tomorrow.
Period 6: Class Discussion and work on project.
9/12/17 Continue from last week on graphic organizers, gathering information. Periods 4, 5 & 7 Homework: Middle Colonies must be completed by tomorrow. You will use this information on your FLIP CHART PROJECT.
Period 6: Chapter 4 discussion today. Begin Flip Chart Projects due on Friday.
Periods 4, 5 & 7: Graphic Organizers will be due by Thursday. Flip Chart Projects will be due on 9/20/17.
9/11/17 Remembrance discussion and short video of 9/11/01 Remainder of Class Worked on graphic organizers and reading Chapter 4
Periods 4, 5 & 7 Homework to have New England section done
Period 6: Chapter 4 Graphic Organizers completed for tomorrow.
9/8/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Working on graphic organizers for Chapter 4 Complete (at minimum) New England section of the graphic organizers. Start on Middle. All sections should be complete by Thursday.
Period 6: Be sure to take notes on individual colonies as well as regions. Plan to have both complete by Tuesday.
9/7/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Started reading for Flip Chart Project by working on graphic organizers in class
Period 6: Hip Hop review & discussion followed by working on Graphic Organizers for Chapter 4 (Please cover your textbook)
9/6/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Maps started in class, if not completed, finish for homework
Period 6: Correct scavenger hunt and listen to "I Want America" and fill in blanks
9/5/17 Period 6: Textbook Scavenger Hunt due tomorrow.
Periods 4, 5, & 7: Hip Hop fill in the blank in class: "I Want America"
8/30/17 Please read, sign and return the Classroom Expectation Sheet for History Class to Mrs. Brooks by Friday, September 1st. (First Homework Credit)
WELCOME TO HISTORY CLASS! It was my pleasure to meet many of you at our Open House. If you were not able to attend but have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact me.