Thursday, October 29, 2015

Imminent Lawless Action - 10/29/2015

HOMEWORK: Some people say that humans were built with two ears and one mouth so we would listen twice as much as we speak. Today, try to listen twice as much as you speak.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. Finish going over Crash Course: Freedom of Speech - On Tuesday we watched the video, then we answered the questions on the HANDOUT HERE

2. Imminent Lawless Action - HANDOUT HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Freedom of Speech Debate in America - 10/28/2015


HOMEWORK: Be a good listener.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. Finish going over Crash Course: Freedom of Speech - Yesterday we watched the video, then we answered the questions on the HANDOUT HERE

2. Freedom of Speech Discussion Guide - HANDOUT HERE




Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Freedom of Speech - 10/27/2015

HOMEWORK: Speak kindly to someone you've never met before. It's Mix-It-Up Day!

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. Review of Multiple Intelligences - if you were absent yesterday, you can get the questionnaire from Box #16 or get a digital copy HERE

2. Articles of Confederation Acrostic Poem --Those who were absent yesterday may still turn it in today for full credit. You must turn it in using Google Classroom, even if you submit on paper. See Mr. Ippolito at brunch or lunch today if you need help.


3. Keeping track of your Q2 History Notebook

4. Crash Course: Freedom of Speech - Let's watch the video, then we will answer the questions on the HANDOUT HERE

Monday, October 26, 2015

Multiple Intelligences and Using Google Classroom - 10/26/2015

FOUND: A ring. If you're missing one, see Mr. Ippolito

ABSENT FRIDAY? Grab the National Treasure Study Guide from Box #9 and then watch the first 45 minutes of the movie HERE. You must be logged into your Google account to watch the film.

HOMEWORK: Articles of Confederation Acrostic Poem (see end of the agenda for assignment description)--DUE TODAY - INSTRUCTIONS HERE

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. How to embed an assignment in Google Classroom
  • You must submit your Articles Acrostic digital assignment via Google Classroom to get full credit. It is not enough to simply Share it with Mr. Ippolito in Google Docs.
  • All done with the Articles Acrostic? Go back to the final question on your Problems With the Articles that we did last week. Answer that last question by reading the Preamble here:
2. Multiple Intelligences - Take the Questionnaire

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Secretary Clinton testifies today - 10/22/2015


HOMEWORK: 
Articles of Confederation Acrostic Poem (see end of the agenda for assignment description)--DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 - INSTRUCTIONS HERE

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. In current events today: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies to the House Select Committee investigating the tragedy at Benghazi. Hearings began at 10:00 a.m. ET and will likely continue for 7-8 hours.

Here's a summary of what happened leading up to today's hearings:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/benghazi-101-what-you-need-know-ahead-clintons-testimony-n447996



Many political experts say that Secretary Clinton's testimony today will have a significant impact on her Presidential campaign.

2. How to embed an assignment in Google Classroom

  • You must submit your digital assignment via Google Classroom to get full credit

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Articles Acrostic - 10/21/2015


HOMEWORK: Articles of Confederation Acrostic Poem (see end of the agenda for assignment description)--DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. New seating chart happens today

2. Presidential Race update - Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is out of the Democratic race--so far out that the NY Times doesn't even mention him in their 2016 Presidential Interactive
2. Finish "Problems With the Articles of Confederation" - HANDOUT HERE
Our discussion is based on the information from the INFO SHEETS HERE

4. Shays' Rebellion

5. Articles of Confederation Acrostic Poem

So you are going to place the letters in the word "Articles" down the page in Google Docs or Google Drawings, like this:

A

R

T

I

C

L

E

S

Then you think of a sentence or two that describes the United States under the Articles of Confederation. You will be graded based on your ability to incorporate what you have learned about the Articles over the last three days, particularly the problems our new nation faced under the Articles of Confederation (including our problems with Shays' Rebellion).

For example, if I were doing an acrostic poem for ice cream, it might look something like this:

In my mouth, all those flavors are yummy!
Cold is the temperature of ice cream.
Every flavor is great, but my favorite is raspberry cheesecake

Chocolate is also a great flavor of ice cream
Rocky Road, I love the texture with almonds and marshmallows
Everyone loves a cold ice cream treat on a hot day
Actually, I'm thinking about getting some ice cream right now
Mmmmmmmm! Ice cream!


Google Images has some good (and some not so good) examples of what I'm talking about.

Finally, if you're still looking for more inspiration, you can check out our friend, Mr. Hughes, as he explains The Articles of Confederation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

More Problems with the Articles - October 20, 2015

HOMEWORK: Figure out what makes a great acrostic poem. You will be making one soon.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. New seating chart happens tomorrow
  • Did all my tech chairs this quarter get a turn in the Tech Chair?
  • Did you have a chance to fill out the Seating Chart Survey? If not, you can find it in last Friday's agenda
2. REVIEW: What were the Articles of Confederation, and why were they like non-alcoholic beer, according to John Green? 

3. Finish "Problems With the Articles of Confederation" - HANDOUT HERE

Our discussion is based on the information from the INFO SHEETS HERE

4. Shays' Rebellion

5. Answer the last question on the "Problems with the Articles" assignment 



Monday, October 19, 2015

Problems With the Articles of Confederation - 10/19/2015


HOMEWORK: Think about how your actions today will affect your future.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. Class Announcements - New Grading Choice
  • Grading Choice will encourage you to keep all your notes from each quarter and submit them like an "Interactive Notebook" at the end of the quarter. However, it doesn't force you to do this. It's your choice!
  • Check Infinite Campus TODAY - please check your grade for accuracy; I will post your permanent grade at lunch
  • Run Against Hunger deadline is TOMORROW
2. Have you ever heard the rumor that George Washington was NOT the first President of the United States? Check THIS OUT. The State of Maryland is pretty insistent upon securing John Hanson's role in history.

3. What are the Articles of Confederation? Check out Crash Course: US History starting at 0:25 and going until 2:10. As John Green said, "Weak government is like ___________; it's useless."




4. Problems With the Articles of Confederation - HANDOUT HERE

Our discussion will be based on the information from the INFO SHEETS HERE

Friday, October 16, 2015

Q1 Final Exam - 10/16/2015

For today's Q1 Final Exam

When you finish with today's exam, then YOU MAY:
  • Complete the Seating Chart Survey for Q2
  • Quietly read a book
  • Put your head down to rest
  • Study for another class
  • Put on your headphones and check out one of the videos I posted for you below
You MAY NOT:
  • Take your phone out at any time
  • Communicate with anyone else until everyone is done with their exam
He Named Me Malala Movie Trailer


Suffragette Movie Trailer - a film about the fight for women's right to vote in the UK in the early 1900s.



Brain Games















Thursday, October 15, 2015

More Final Exam Review - 10/15/2015

HOMEWORK: Study for our Q1 Final Exam. The exam is TOMORROW. Final Exam Study Guide is HERE.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. Go over the Q1 Final Exam Study Guide - Paper copy was handed out in class, but you can also download the HANDOUT HERE
  • Study Guide - A Period
  • Study Guide - B Period
  • Study Guide - C Period
  • Study Guide - D Period

  • 2. Grading continues for Mr. Ippolito. Continue to check Infinite Campus as he updates additional assignments. Make sure all your work is turned in by tomorrow, including any propaganda posters.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Final Exam Review - 10/14/2015

    HOMEWORK: Study for our Q1 Final Exam. The exam will be on Friday. Final Exam Study Guide is HERE.

    NEW PENCIL SHARPENERS

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does the term “consent of the governed” mean to you? What is consent? Who are “the governed”? Do the leaders of Sierra Vista Junior High School rule its people by the “consent of the governed”?

    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Watch "No More Kings"

    2. Finish annotating the Declaration of Independence - HANDOUT HERE using the CUSS Method we learned in class
    • Circle challenging words
    • Underline words or phrases you think are important for understanding the text
    • Summarize on the Side - provide a summary of each section in the side margin
    Here are our in-class notes:
    3. Q1 Final Exam Study Guide - Paper copy was handed out in class, but you can also download the HANDOUT HERE

    4. Democratic Debate Last Night

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Annotating Using the CUSS Method - 10/13/2015


    HOMEWORK: Complete the UNDERLINING part of the CUSS method of annotation on our Declaration of Independence reading. Underline the words or phrases that you think are most important to the understanding of the Declaration. We already finished the circling of challenging words. Didn't quite finish your circling? You can check out our class notes at the bottom of this blog post (scroll down to the end).

    What does it mean to be "entitled"? After you graduate high school, what are you entitled to?

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does the term “consent of the governed” mean to you? What is consent? Who are “the governed”? Do the leaders of Sierra Vista Junior High School rule its people by the “consent of the governed”?

    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Annotate the Declaration of Independence - HANDOUT HERE using the CUSS Method we learned in class

    • Circle challenging words
    • Underline words or phrases you think are important for understanding the text
    • Summarize on the Side - provide a summary of each section in the side margin
    Here are our in-class notes:

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Annotating the Declaration of Independence - 10/12/2015

    HOMEWORK: Complete "Four Interpretations of the Declaration of Independence."

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does the term “consent of the governed” mean to you? What is consent? Who are “the governed”? Do the leaders of Sierra Vista Junior High School rule its people by the “consent of the governed”?

    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Tell Me Something Good

    2. Team Pioneers Family Night - NEXT Wednesday, October 21
    • All team teachers will be there
    • Halloween-themed activities
    • A more extended opportunity for your family to meet your teachers
    • Desserts, babysitting, Spanish translation available
    • RSVP - Répondez S'il Vous Plaît
    3. Columbus Day
    4. Schoolwide Poster Winners!

    5. Finish Four Interpretations of the Declaration of Independence - HANDOUT HEREWe still haven't heard from Ken Davis (YouTube video at the end of this agenda) . . . and then we will annotate the DofI, which is on the back of our handout.



    Friday, October 9, 2015

    Final Exam Review / Disaster Drill / Vision Screening / Intervention Day - 10/9/2015

    Today in class we took students to do mandatory district vision screening. With the remainder of the time we had in class today, we started developing final exam questions and went over final exam review topics.

    The final exam for Q1 will be either next Thursday or next Friday, and will be worth 25% of your grade (this is common in high school and college classes). 

    Please plan to be present every day next week, as the end of the quarter is important in EVERY class from now until the end of your senior year of high school. 

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Four Interpretations of the Declaration of Independence - 10/8/2015

    HOMEWORK: Complete "Four Interpretations of the Declaration of Independence."

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does the term “consent of the governed” mean to you? What is consent? Who are “the governed”? Do the leaders of Sierra Vista Junior High School rule its people by the “consent of the governed”?
    Tomorrow's Special Schedule - Photo Layout

    Tomorrow's Special Schedule - The Day's Events

    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Four Interpretations of the Declaration of Independence - HANDOUT HERE

    This is from the History Channel


    This history teacher sometimes gets annoying, but he is super informative.


    And finally historian Ken Davis . . .

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Propaganda Posters: Finishing the Final Draft - 10/7/2015

    HOMEWORK: Finish up your Loyalist or Patriot Propaganda Poster.

    10/9 Special Schedule - Photo Layout

    10/9 Special Schedule - The Day's Events
    INFORMATION ABOUT FRIDAY'S ALL-SCHOOL PHOTO: Once the drill begins, students will evacuate from their intervention room locations to their team location on the field per the Evacuation Assembly Maps posted in classrooms. Students will leave their backpacks in their intervention classrooms to be retrieved after the photo. Once the drill is complete, an announcement will be made to begin moving students into position in the 2016 photo. The numbers will be marked on the grass. Teachers will assist students with moving into their team locations and place themselves into the outer locations of the numbers as given on the map. Please remind student of appropriate behavior during this event so that we get the best possible photo. Once into position, students will sit down on the grass facing the new gym while the photo is being taken. Students may need to be moved around within the numbers as needed. The photo will be taken from atop the new gym. Once the photo is complete, students will return to their intervention classroom to be dismissed for the day.

    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Propaganda Quiz - D Period only

    2. The Propaganda Poster (NEED ANOTHER COPY? DOWNLOAD HERE)- anyone wishing to submit their poster for judging must turn it in at the end of class today or before school tomorrow. AMAZING PRIZES IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES!!


    3. What do I do if I'm done?

    Our next item of study will be the Declaration of Independence. We are answering these questions:
    • Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
    • What is the message of the Declaration?
    • What is the legacy of the Declaration?
    You can check out some great resources here, starting with this video from historian Ken Davis.


    This history teacher sometimes gets annoying, but he is super informative.


    This is from the History Channel


    And my favorite . . . Crash Course with John Green!



    And finally . . . Michelle Obama: Books Before Boys, Girls
    Michelle Obama tells young girls to focus on their education, not boys
    Posted by NowThis Politics on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    Propaganda Posters: Begin the Final Draft - 10/2/2015

    HOMEWORK: Continue working on your Loyalist or Patriot Propaganda Poster.
      TODAY'S AGENDA:
      1. Propaganda Quiz - CLICK HERE

      2. The Propaganda Poster (NEED ANOTHER COPY? DOWNLOAD HERE)- anyone wishing to submit their poster for judging must turn it in at the end of class next Wednesday, October 7, OR before school on Thursday, October 8.
      AMAZING PRIZES IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES!!
      3. Propaganda Poster image and slogan Google Search brainstorm
      • IT MAY HELP TO BREAK IT DOWN INTO THESE QUESTIONS-----
        • First, which side do we want to take (Patriot or Loyalist)?
        • Which of the seven propaganda techniques should we use?
        • What image or images represent "our" side? What images, animals, or symbols represent the British crown? What images, animals, or symbols represent the American colonies?
        • What words could we use as our slogan that best fit our "side" and our propaganda technique?

      4. Propaganda Poster continue to work on your poster in class today and next Wednesday

      5. Special Schedule next Friday, October 9 - FILL OUT THE SURVEY HERE







      Michelle Obama: Books Before Boys, Girls
      Michelle Obama tells young girls to focus on their education, not boys
      Posted by NowThis Politics on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

      Thursday, October 1, 2015

      Creating Your Loyalist or Patriot Propaganda Poster - 10/1/2015

      HOMEWORK: Continue working on your Loyalist or Patriot Propaganda Poster.
        TODAY'S AGENDA:
        1. The Propaganda Poster (NEED ANOTHER COPY? DOWNLOAD HERE)- anyone wishing to submit their poster for judging must turn it in at the end of class next Wednesday, October 7, OR before school on Thursday, October 8. AMAZING PRIZES!!
        2. Propaganda Quiz first ten minutes of class TOMORROW
        3. Propaganda Poster image and slogan Google Search brainstorm

        • IT MAY HELP TO BREAK IT DOWN INTO THESE QUESTIONS-----
          • First, which side do we want to take (Patriot or Loyalist)?
          • Which of the seven propaganda techniques should we use?
          • What image or images represent "our" side? What images, animals, or symbols represent the British crown? What images, animals, or symbols represent the American colonies?
          • What words could we use as our slogan that best fit our "side" and our propaganda technique?

        4. Propaganda Poster slogan and picture rough draft today; plan to work on your final draft in class tomorrow and Wednesday
        5. Special Schedule next Friday, October 9