Monday, October 31, 2016

Africa Quiz - 10/31/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What were the values of sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: Make good choices.

AGENDA:
  1. Define: zeitgeist
  2. Take the Africa Quiz
  3. If you finish the Africa Quiz early, check out the following:
    1. Find out what costumes are trending around the US with Google's Frightgeist
    2. Learn about the history of Halloween from History.com
    3. Here are some other fun resources from History Channel 
    4. Watch Sierra Vista Life over again
  4. Finish our Adinkra mat presentations
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Friday, October 28, 2016

Adinkra Presentations - 10/28/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What were the values of sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: Prepare for an open-note Africa Quiz on Monday, 10/31 (likely 15-20 questions). It will be based on Chapter 5, with an emphasis on African Proverbs and what we reviewed in the Kingdoms of Africa Study Guide.

AGENDA:
  1. Turn in your Adinkra mat at the beginning of the period
  2. Demonstration: how to access your textbooks online
  3. Adinkra Mat Rubric Sheet
  4. Adinkra Mat Presentations
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Finishing our Adinkra mats - 10/27/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What were the values of sub-Saharan Africa?

TODAY'S HW: Finish your Adinkra mat so you can present TOMORROW.
WEEKEND HW: Prepare for an open-note Africa Quiz on Monday, 10/31 (likely 15-20 questions). It will be based on Chapter 5, with an emphasis on African Proverbs and what we reviewed in the Kingdoms of Africa Study Guide.

AGENDA:
  1. Moana - ORIGINAL BLOCK OF TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT, BUT . . .
  2. Join with Delta to send a special Halloween card to kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  3. If you finish your Adinkra Mat early . . . 
    1. Turn it in to me and have me VERIFY that you are done, then you can do this . . .
    2. Check out our local SAMPLE BALLOT to see what the adults are voting for
    3. Using evidence--Where did Lady Leshurr shoot her video for "Queen's Speech Ep. 5"?
    4. A prize will go to anyone who can show me where she is on Google Maps
  4. Finish your Adinkra mat (directions below)
ADINKRA MAT PROJECT DIRECTIONS
  1. Choose your favorite proverb from the list of African Proverbs you got last week
  2. Check out the Adinkra symbols HERE or HERE. You'll choose a minimum of four symbols.
  3. Create a ROUGH DRAFT of your adinkra mat in your notebook or on scratch paper. You should include your proverb in large print in the middle of your mat, surrounded by Adinkra symbols. There should be a minimum of 12 Adinkra symbols total on your mat, and that should include at least 4 different types of symbols. You may repeat symbols, if you wish, or have 12 different symbols.
  4. Take a piece of cardstock from the basket (I ask that each student take only one piece of cardstock). I strongly urge you to trace in pencil before making anything permanent.
  5. Create the FINAL DRAFT of your Adinkra mat, including at least four different colors. Looking for inspiration for your design? Do a Google Images search for "African cloth" or "African patterns"
  6. On Friday you will present your Adinkra mat, including an explanation of why you chose your proverb, what your proverb means to you, why you chose your Adinkra symbols, and what each symbol means.
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Adinkra Mats - 10/26/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What was life like in sub-Saharan Africa? What were the values of sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: Prepare to present your Adinkra mat on Friday.

AGENDA:
  1. Moana - 21 tickets now remain
  2. Collect Kingdoms of Africa Study Guide
  3. Adinkra mats
ADINKRA MAT PROJECT DIRECTIONS
  1. Choose your favorite proverb from the list of African Proverbs you got last week
  2. Check out the Adinkra symbols HERE or HERE. You'll choose a minimum of four symbols.
  3. Create a ROUGH DRAFT of your adinkra mat in your notebook or on scratch paper. You should include your proverb in large print in the middle of your mat, surrounded by Adinkra symbols. There should be a minimum of 12 Adinkra symbols total on your mat, and that should include at least 4 different types of symbols. You may repeat symbols, if you wish, or have 12 different symbols.
  4. Take a piece of cardstock from the basket (I ask that each student take only one piece of cardstock). I strongly urge you to trace in pencil before making anything permanent.
  5. Create the FINAL DRAFT of your Adinkra mat, including at least four different colors. Looking for inspiration for your design? Do a Google Images search for "African cloth" or "African patterns"
  6. On Friday you will present your Adinkra mat, including an explanation of why you chose your proverb, what your proverb means to you, why you chose your Adinkra symbols, and what each symbol means.
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finishing Africa Study Guide - 10/25/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What was life like in sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: If you have colored pencils of your own, please bring them for our Adinkra Quotes Project.
HW: I will COLLECT the Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide tomorrow.

AGENDA:
  1. Moana - less than 30 seats remaining
  2. New Seating Chart
  3. Mean Tweets with President Obama
  4. Brown Bag Lunch Presentation this Thursday
  5. Finish going over Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide

Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Monday, October 24, 2016

Reviewing Africa Study Guide - 10/24/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What was life like in sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: If you have colored pencils of your own, please bring them TOMORROW.

AGENDA:
  1. Tell me something good!
  2. How were your guest teachers on Thursday and Friday?
  3. Today will be the final day of the current seating chart - NEW seating chart tomorrow
  4. Brown Bag Lunch Presentation this Thursday
  5. Go over your work from the end of last week
    1. THURSDAY: Crash Course World History: Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
    2. FRIDAY: Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crash Course Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa - 10/20/2016 and 10/21/2016

MR. IPPOLITO IS IN CANADA 🇨🇦 ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK.
PLEASE ASK YOUR GUEST TEACHER TO REVIEW THE AGENDA WITH YOU EACH DAY. THANK YOU!
ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What was life like in sub-Saharan Africa?

HW: Finish the Africa Study Guide you will get in class on FRIDAY.
HW: Verify that you completed the family engagement portion of the African Proverbs assignment. We will be doing something with that next week.
HW: Don't forget to be awesome.

AGENDA:
  1. THURSDAY: Crash Course World History: Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
  2. FRIDAY: Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
  3. Colored Pencils -- see below
I am sharing my colored pencils with you on FRIDAY to use for the Africa Map. If you don't have colored pencils of your own, you may borrow a set from the cart next to the Chromebook Cart. Please return the set you borrowed when you finish.
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Your Favorite African Proverb - 10/18-19/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: How can we apply the wisdom of African proverbs to our everyday life?

HW: Tell someone you love just how much they mean to you.
HW: Verify that you completed the family engagement portion of the African Proverbs assignment. We will be doing something with that next week.

AGENDA:
  1. Moana at the El Cap - 45 out of 75 tickets now sold - FLYER HERE
  2. Seating Chart - the SURVEY is live; new seating chart goes into effect next Monday
  3. QUIZ - Chapter 3, Section 1
  4. Finish African Proverbs - HANDOUT HERE




    Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. African Proverbs

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    African Proverbs - 10/17/2016

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: How can we apply the wisdom of African proverbs to our everyday life?

    HW: Read and take notes on Chapter 5, Section 1 (5:1). Prepare for a reading quiz tomorrow.
    HW: Family involvement piece of "African Proverbs" (DUE WEDNESDAY)

    AGENDA:
    1. Q1 Grades now complete - please check Infinite Campus to verify that everything is correct and complete and that Mr. Ippolito has not made any errors
    2. I will accept Blazer Bucks through the end of brunch today
    3. Notes and Blazer Bucks made a BIG difference for students' grades last quarter
    4. Moana at the El Cap - 45 out of 75 tickets now sold - FLYER HERE
    5. Seating Chart - the SURVEY is available now; new seating chart goes into effect next Monday
    6. Mr. Ippolito will be gone this Thursday and Friday
    7. Put your name and class period on EVERY paper you get
    8. African Proverbs - HANDOUT HERE and slideshow below


    Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. African Proverbs


    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Final Exam - 10/14/2016

    When you finish, you may:

    • Use the Chromebook for school-appropriate activities
    • Read a book
    • Put your head down
    • Contribute to an environment where everyone can do their best work
    You may not:
    • Take out your phone (unless it's to read an approved RELAX e-book)
    • Talk to anyone
    • Cause a disruption of any kind

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Review Day #3 - 10/13/2016

    ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Are you prepared for tomorrow's exam?

    HW: Work on the Q1 Final Exam Study Guide.
    HW: Study for the Q1 Final Exam that takes place TOMORROW--it really is tomorrow.

    AGENDA:
    • Moana at the El Cap - 29 out of my 75 tickets already sold
    • Election 2016 - The LATEST, what you should know, what comes next
    • Ask me about tomorrow's Q1 Final Exam
    • Your notes will be due, in order, TOMORROW
    • Finish the Study Guide today

    Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
    2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    3. The Western Empire Collapses
    4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
    7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
    8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
    9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
    11. Crash Course World History: Islam
    12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
    13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
    My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
    14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
    15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    16. The Electoral College
    Letter to a Candidate - assignment details on Google Classroom
    17. Q1 Final Exam Study Guide

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Review Day #2 - 10/12/2016

    ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Are you prepared for tomorrow's exam?

    HW: Work on the Q1 Final Exam Study Guide.
    HW: Study for the Q1 Final Exam that takes place TOMORROW.

    AGENDA:
    • Moana at the El Cap - details on Google Classroom
    • Today is Columbus Day--so what does that mean?
    • Ask me about tomorrow's Q1 Final Exam
    • Your notes will be due, in order, on Friday
    • Finish the Study Guide today
    • Play Kahoot!
    Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
    2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    3. The Western Empire Collapses
    4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
    7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
    8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
    9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
    11. Crash Course World History: Islam
    12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
    13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
    My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
    14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
    15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
    16. The Electoral College
    Letter to a Candidate - assignment details on Google Classroom
    17. Q1 Final Exam Study Guide

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Review Day #1 - 10/11/2016


    ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: What does a Presidential candidate need to do with a month left to win the election?

    HW: Work on the Q1 Final Exam Study Guide.
    HW: Study for the Q1 Final Exam that takes place this Thursday, 10/13.

    AGENDA:
    • Moana at the El Cap - info shared in Google Classroom, and you can find the flyer HERE
    • Turn in your printed, signed "Letter to a Candidate" if you didn't do so yesterday.
    • If your water bottle becomes a distraction, it will be confiscated and held until the end of the school day.
    • How states have voted in every election AND paths to victory
    • Go over the FRONT of the Study Guide today


          Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
          2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          3. The Western Empire Collapses
          4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
          7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
          8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
          9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          11. Crash Course World History: Islam
          12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
          13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
          My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
          15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          16. The Electoral College
          Letter to a Candidate - assignment details on Google Classroom
          17. Q1 Final Exam Study Guide

          Monday, October 10, 2016

          Final Exam Preparation - 10/10/2016

          ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: What does a Presidential candidate need to do with a month left to win the election?

          HW: Complete your Letter to a Candidate (see Google Classroom for instructions) and work on the Q1 Final Exam Study Guide. Study for the Q1 Final Exam that takes place this Thursday, 10/13.

          AGENDA:
          • If your water bottle becomes a distraction, it will be confiscated and held until the end of the school day.
          • Last Night's Town Hall Debate in Three Minutes - VIDEO
          • What body language tells us about the candidates last night - VIDEO
          • Letter to a Candidate - assignment on Google Classroom
          Here is what your signature should look like at the end of your letter:
          Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
          2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          3. The Western Empire Collapses
          4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
          7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
          8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
          9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          11. Crash Course World History: Islam
          12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
          13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
          My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
          15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          16. The Electoral College
          Letter to a Candidate - assignment details on Google Classroom
          17. Q1 Final Exam Study Guide

          Friday, October 7, 2016

          Letter to a Candidate - 10/7/2016


          ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: What does a Presidential candidate need to do with a month left to win the election?

          HW: Complete your Letter to a Candidate (see Google Classroom for instructions).

          AGENDA:

          Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
          2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          3. The Western Empire Collapses
          4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
          7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
          8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
          9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          11. Crash Course World History: Islam
          12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
          13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
          My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
          15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          16. The Electoral College
          Letter to a Candidate - assignment details on Google Classroom

          Thursday, October 6, 2016

          The Electoral College - 10/6/2016

          ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: What does a Presidential candidate need to win an election?

          HW: Finish The Electoral College.

          AGENDA:
          • The Electoral College - HANDOUT HERE
          • So many great Electoral College resources HERE!
          • And some awesome graphics HERE

          Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
          2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          3. The Western Empire Collapses
          4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
          7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
          8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
          9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          11. Crash Course World History: Islam
          12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
          13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
          My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
          15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          16. The Electoral College

          Wednesday, October 5, 2016

          Chapter 3 Quiz - 10/5/2016

          ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Why did Islam spread as quickly as it did in the 7th and 8th centuries?

          HW: Do your best today to live a "half-full" life today.

          AGENDA:
          • Mankind: The Story of All of Us - Watch THIS VIDEO starting at 9:00 and end at 19:00
          • Take the Chapter 3 Quiz - it's open note
          • Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

          Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
          2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          3. The Western Empire Collapses
          4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          5. Chapter 1, Section 3 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          6. Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism
          7. 9/11 Reading and Activity
          8. The Twelve Tables - worksheet and primary source
          9. Chapter 1, Section 4 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          10. Chapter 3, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
          Sites of Encounter - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          11. Crash Course World History: Islam
          12. 3:2 Context Clues Vocabulary Definitions - back of "Crash Course" notes
          13. Presidential Debate Guide and Evaluation
          My Personal Pillars - assignment completed on Google Classroom
          14. Five #iCANHELP takeaways - back of "Crash Course" notes
          15. Chapter 3, Section 3 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes