Friday 5/24 - no homework - enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!
Thursday 5/23 - Study/Prepare for assessment tomorrow.
Wednesday 5/22 - Begin to study for the assessment on different forms of government (THIS FRIDAY)
Tuesday 5/21 - Review government and complete 1 FORUM activity. You will have an assessment on the various forms of government THIS FRIDAY 5/24 in class..
Monday 5/20 - Annotation of reading "Rise of Democracy in Ancient Greece" - please annotate to the very best of your ability. You will need to use this for a class activity tomorrow.
Friday 5/17 - final revisions of Podcast
Thursday 5/16 - Work on edits and changes to Podcast
Wednesday 5/15 - Gather music for Podcast
Tuesday 5/14 - Continue to work on outline and/or script for Podcast tonight. Script must be complete by Wednesday when you walk into class.
Monday 5/13 - Work on outline and/or script for Podcast tonight. Script must be complete by Wednesday when you walk into class.
Monday 5/6 through Friday 5/10 Research Ancient Greece Topic, Create Bibliography and Notecards using Noodletools.
Friday 5/3 - PRACTICE WITH NOODLETOOLS
You can get to Noodletools using the WDMSS library website OR by going directly to Noodletools website.
1) Once there SIGN IN FIRST - then, if you need help, you can go to the "help" LINK
on the top right corner.
2) Then click on "screencast tutorials"
3) Then click on "tutorials"
and you will be able to see a list of topics for your use.
Try to use a website to gather information about your topic.
1) create a citation (works cited) for that website
2) try to make a notecard using information from that site.
DO NOT PANIC IF YOU CAN'T DO THIS... SIMPLY TRY AND WE WILL WORK ON MONDAY.
Thursday 5/2 -
PLEASE TRY TO LOG ONTO THE LIBRARY SYSTEM TO SEARCH THE
Go to the William Diamond Middle School Homepage
Click onto the Library Link
Click onto the Catalog Search
Click onto William Diamond Middle School Catalog
Login using your username and password
Click on the “power search” button
Check the box down the bottom “To Include Online
Type in key words and check the database boxes
(below) that you wish to search.
Wednesday 5/1 - Happy May Day! Please read over the assigned project packet and write down any questions you have for tomorrows class.
Tuesday 4/30 - no homework (unless you did not do the reading assigned last night)
Monday 4/29 - Reading - Three Aegean Civilizations (Due Wed.)
Friday 4/26 - No homework
Thursday 4/25 - Study and PRACTICE for web site evaluation tomorrow. Use the C.A.R.T. guide AND the Internet Vocabulary sheet to evaluate a site.
PRACTICE FOR YOUR QUIZ
ASSIGNED TOPIC: THE GRAND
CANAL IN CHINA
1) What would be your first steps in research?
2) Explain WHAT STEPS YOU TOOK FIRST and WHY you took them.
3) Next – now that you know
a bit more about your topic – here are two sites. Which one would be a better site for you to use for
research. (use CART to explain)
Practice with this site! Rate it using C.A.R.T.
Site #2 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/chinas-grand-canal/johnson-textClick here for THE STUDY GUIDE
Wednesday 4/24 - Complete the evaluation of Wikipedia and CART IT!
Tuesday 4/23 - Use the C.A.R.T. form to evaluate the website you examined today.
Please complete the rating at the bottom of the page and provide 2-3 sentences to explain your web site.
Monday 4/22 - MARC (Bullying Presentation) and adjusted schedule today. - No homework
FRIDAY 4/12 - no homework - have a nice vacation. TEST ON FRIDAY (10 MULTIPLE CHOICE, 5 SHORT ANSWER, ONE OPEN RESPONSE, MAP)
THURSDAY 4/11 - Study BOTH MAP AND QUESTIONS FOR 20 minutes - Assessment tomorrow.
YOU HAVE MANY OPTIONS WHEN YOU STUDY:1) Take practice quiz (map)2) Complete the practice open response3) Use your student objectives study guide and be sure you can complete the objectives4) Go on the student forum (OpenClassroom) and ask for help or help a friend.Click here for mountain/sea travel (advantages/disadvantages chart)Click here for mapping of effects of geography on ancient Greek life
WEDNESDAY 4/10 - Study QUESTION PORTION 20 minutes for assessment on Friday.
TUESDAY 4/9 - Study MAP PORTION 20 minutes for assessment on Friday.
MONDAY 4/8 - finish debriefing sheet for tomorrow
FRIDAY 4/5 - Finish reading from text in class today.
THURSDAY 4/4 - Review the PowerPoint and Video Segment on OpenClassroom tonight. Be sure to think about the focus question: How did the geography of Ancient Greece lead to the development of a civilization with many individual city-states rather than a unified state?
WEDNESDAY 4/3 - Upload final draft by Thursday 4/4
TUESDAY 4/2 - Upload final draft by Thursday 4/4.
MONDAY 4/1 - Please complete and upload final draft of your Egyptian Religion Paper and rubric with documented proof to appropriate space on OpenClassroom by THURSDAY 4/4.
FOURTH QUARTER BEGINS ON MONDAY 4/1/2013
Friday 3/29- no school
Thursday 3/28- no homework (long weekend)
Wednesday3/27 - 15 minutes work to be sure of evidence
Tuesday 3/26- Graphic organizer for DBQ due tomorrow.
*Remember you do not need to write in full sentences in your organizer.
Monday 3/25- Please finish Primary & Secondary Source PowerPoint preview and upload quick check assessment.
Friday 3/22- no homework
Thursday 3/21- MCAS Tomorrow
Wednesday 3/20 - Please get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and bring a book to read after the test (no electronic devices) and #2 pencil for MCAS tomorrow.
Tuesday 3/19 - no school / snow day
Monday 3/18 - Be sure to complete rich man / poor man Venn Diagram on Egyptian religious beliefs and the afterlife. Bring the Venn Diagram tomorrow to class.
Friday 3/15 - no homework
Thursday 3/14 - Briefly review work from today's class. Consider our objective for the day:
To describe the polytheistic religion of ancient Egypt with respect to beliefs
about death, the afterlife, mummification, and the roles of different deities.
Wednesday 3/13 - No homework - be sure you have completed poll and reflection ON OPEN CLASSROOM.
Tuesday 3/12 - Vote in Pharaohs Poll and Reflection paragraph on Egyptian Pharaohs Seminar (submit online via open classroom). Due Tomorrow 3/13.
Monday 3/11 - Preparation for Socratic Seminar on Tuesday - DO NOT FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR NOTES AND MATERIALS FOR THE SEMINAR TOMORROW.
Friday 3/8 - Preparation for Socratic Seminar on Tuesday 3/13.
Thursday 3/7 - Preparation for Socratic Seminar
on Tuesday 3/12.
Wednesday 3/6 - What Makes A Great Leader? Leadership Wiki Contribution.
Tuesday 3/5 - Complete the assigned reading, "I am Hatshepsut" After reading complete a brief chart (handed out in class). You must bullet the benefits and drawbacks of being a pharaoh, according to Hatshepsut's experience.
Monday 3/4 - Vocabulary illustrations 2 pages. You may "cut and paste" the scene - but you must use all words in one cohesive scene and label the words.