Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Medieval Social Pyramid - 1/31/2018

HOMEWORK and EQ:
  • HW: Watch the State of the Union Address and complete the SOTU Study Guide - DUE FRIDAY
  • ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Is it better to be able to make decisions for yourself, or is it better for someone to make all the decisions for you?
    TODAY'S AGENDA:
    1. Warm-Up: how was the State of the Union Address?
    2. 14:3 Quiz
    3. Instructions on Medieval Kingdom Activity
      1. Tomorrow you will be assigned your kingdom and your place in that kingdom
    4. BrainPop Vocabulary and Medieval Social Pyramid - HANDOUT HERE
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
    2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
    3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
    4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
    5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
    6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
    7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE and VIDEO HERE
    8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
    9. 14:2 Reading and Notes
    10. 14:3 Reading and Notes
    11. BrainPop Question on Google Classroom
    12. Making Manuscripts question on Google Classroom
    13. State of the Union Study Guide - HANDOUT HERE
    14. BrainPop Vocabulary and Medieval Social Pyramid - HANDOUT HERE

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    State of the Union Address TONIGHT - 1/30/2018

    HOMEWORK, REMINDERS, and EQ:
    • HW: Watch the State of the Union Address and complete the SOTU Study Guide
    • ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Is it better to be able to make decisions for yourself, or is it better for someone to make all the decisions for you? "It's the unspoken truth of humanity--that you crave subjugation...You were made to be ruled." - Loki of Asgard
    • Eight spaces left for Medieval Times. Interested? Talk to me TODAY.
      TODAY'S AGENDA:
      1. Examine the Essential Question--watch clip from The Avengers (39:25-42:50). What do you think of what Loki says to the crowd in Stuttgart?
      2. Vote for your SPRING DANCE THEME HERE
      3. HANDOUT: "President Trump's State of the Union Address 2018"
      4. Read together: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29811/brief-history-state-union
      Here are some other resources to better help you understand tonight's State of the Union Address
      http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/opinion/2015/01/19/state-union-address-rich-history/22028107/
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu#2426
      http://history.house.gov/Institution/SOTU/State-of-the-Union/
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/01/19/watching-state-union-everything-you-need-know
      http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/sou.php

      Some State of the Union photos here:





      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
      2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
      3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
      4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
      5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
      6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
      7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE and VIDEO HERE
      8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
      9. 14:2 Reading and Notes
      10. 14:3 Reading and Notes
      11. BrainPop Question on Google Classroom
      12. Making Manuscripts question on Google Classroom
      13. State of the Union Study Guide - HANDOUT HERE

      Monday, January 29, 2018

      Making Manuscripts - 1/29/2018

      HOMEWORK, REMINDERS, and EQ:
      • Essential Question: How does the literacy rate affect a population?
      • Read and take notes on 14:3
      • 14:3 Reading Quiz sometime soon. Be prepared.
        TODAY'S AGENDA:
        1. Watch "Making Manuscripts" from the Getty 
        2. Answer the question in GOOGLE CLASSROOM
        3. Finish going over The Rule of St. Benedict
        TABLE OF CONTENTS
        1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
        2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
        3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
        4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
        5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
        6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
        7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE and VIDEO HERE
        8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
        9. 14:2 Reading and Notes
        10. 14:3 Reading and Notes
        11. BrainPop Question on Google Classroom
        12. Making Manuscripts question on Google Classroom

        Friday, January 26, 2018

        BrainPop in the Classroom - 1/26/2018

        HOMEWORK, REMINDERS, and EQ:
        • Essential Question: Why did feudalism become a thing in Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
        • Read and take notes on 14:3
        • 14:3 Reading Quiz sometime next week. Be prepared.
          TODAY'S AGENDA:

          1. Finish going over St. Benedict and Samurai Warrior Queens
          2. Create your BrainPop account here: http://www.brainpop.com
            1. Period A - code is sv301a
            2. Period B - code is sv301b
            3. Period E - code is sv301e
          3. After watching the Middle Ages video, answer the question on Google Classroom
          TABLE OF CONTENTS
          1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
          2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
          3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
          4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
          5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
          6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
          7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE and VIDEO HERE
          8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
          9. 14:2 Reading and Notes
          10. 14:3 Reading and Notes
          11. BrainPop Question on Google Classroom

          Thursday, January 25, 2018

          Nat Geo Qualifying Exam TODAY - 1/25/2018

          HOMEWORK and REMINDERS:
          • Make sure both Rule of St. Benedict and Samurai Warrior Queens are finished. I may collect one or both tomorrow.
          • Turn in your Medieval Times payment and permission slip by tomorrow.
          • 14:3 Reading Quiz sometime next week. Be prepared.
            TODAY'S AGENDA:
            1. NatGeo Qualifying Exam! - CLICK HERE TO BEGIN EXAM
            2. Finish going over Samurai Warrior Queens from last week

            TABLE OF CONTENTS
            1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
            2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
            3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
            4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
            5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
            6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
            7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE and VIDEO HERE
            8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
            9. 14:2 Reading and Notes

            Wednesday, January 24, 2018

            Stories of Saints in the Development of the Medieval Church - 1/24/2018

            HOMEWORK and REMINDERS:
            • Make sure both Rule of St. Benedict and Samurai Warrior Queens are finished. I may check one or both tomorrow or Friday.
            • Tomorrow is the National Geographic Geography Bee Qualifying test. 45 questions online.
            • Turn in your Medieval Times payment and permission slip by this Friday.
              TODAY'S AGENDA:
              1.  NatGeo Practice on Kahoot!
              2. 14:1 and 14:2 Quiz - open note
              3. Finish going over Samurai Warrior Queens from last week

              TABLE OF CONTENTS
              1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
              2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
              3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
              4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
              5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
              6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
              7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE
              8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
              9. 14:2 Reading and Notes

              Monday, January 22, 2018

              The Order of St. Benedict - 1/22/2018

              HOMEWORK:
              Read Chapter 14, Sections 1 and 2. Prepare for a possible open-note reading quiz WEDNESDAY.
              Report directly to the LIBRARY tomorrow for our final installment in this year's DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP learning series.

                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Remain silent until Mr. Ippolito turns the lights on.
                2. Get a handout titled - "The Rule of St. Benedict." It is on top of the Chromebook cart.
                3. You will watch a short video clip FIRST before doing the "Rule of St. Benedict" activity. Our Tech Team will put that video up on the screen. It is a clip from the History Channel special, "The Dark Ages."

                4. Once you have finished the video, you may then open your Chromebook and read the Rule of St. Benedict.  You will see a list of 72 rules. They were the rules that Benedictine monks had to follow. This is what you are reading to complete the assignment. Read the assignment, then complete "The Rule of St. Benedict" assignment.


                IF YOU FINISH EARLY

                And you can learn more about monastery life in Medieval Europe here:
                http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_monasteries.htm
                http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_monastery.php

                Here's a complete reading on the Rule of St. Benedict:

                http://www.ewtn.com/library/PRIESTS/BENRULE.HTM

                The moveable-type printing press wasn't invented until 1450, so monks would create books by hand. It's amazing! Watch this video to learn more (on mute, or with your own headphones): 


                TABLE OF CONTENTS

                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
                5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
                6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
                7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE
                8. The Rule of St. Benedict - HANDOUT HERE
                9. 14:2 Reading and Notes

                Thursday, January 18, 2018

                The Story of Nakano Takeko - 1/18-19/2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Finish Samurai Warrior Queens Study Guide
                Prepare for one complete class period of silence on Monday.
                Read and prep for a 14:1 reading quiz on Tuesday.
                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. REMINDER - You have five school days left to sign up for Medieval Times 
                3. The story of Nakano Takeko
                  1. DAY ONE: Watch part one, 0:00 - 11:24
                  2. DAY TWO: Watch the rest of Samurai Warrior Queens from NatGeo, 11:24 - 46:12
                  3. Samurai Warrior Queens Study Guide - HANDOUT HERE
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
                5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
                6. 14:1 Reading and Notes
                7. Samurai Warrior Queens - HANDOUT HERE

                Wednesday, January 17, 2018

                The Geo Bee is Coming! - 1/17/2018


                HOMEWORK:
                Keep working on the DIGITAL version of the "Samurai Needed" recruitment poster. It is due tomorrow by 11:59 p.m.
                Read and prep for a 14:1 reading quiz in the next few days.
                Prepare for one complete class period of silence on Monday.
                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. National Geographic Bee - IT'S OUR FIRST YEAR AT SIERRA VISTA!
                  1. Play Kahoot! today
                  2. Complete Study Guide is ONLINE HERE
                  3. Computer test in class next week; school competition is Thursday, February 1 after school
                3. 12:4 Quiz grading (B Period only)
                4. Samurai Needed Recruitment Poster due TOMORROW by 11:59pm
                  1. instructions on Google Classroom
                  2. Still need some inspiration? Example HERE and HERE
                  3. Here is what I DON'T want - example HERE
                  4. Some tips for making your "Samurai Needed" Recruitment Poster GREAT:
                    1. Fill your entire space
                    2. Don't use pixely graphics--use LARGE resolution when possible
                    3. Use WordArt and drop shadow to enhance your text
                    4. Spell check and grammar check
                    5. Get feedback from a peer
                    6. Remember to put your first and last name and class period on the assignment
                    7. Follow the directions! Follow the directions! Follow the directions!
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
                5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)
                6. 14:1 Reading and Notes

                Tuesday, January 16, 2018

                The Last of the Samurai - 1/16/2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Keep working on the DIGITAL version of the "Samurai Needed" recruitment poster.
                Prep for a 14:1 reading quiz later this week.
                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. New Chromebooks are here! - sign your new "Caring for our Chromebooks" agreement
                3. 12:4 Quiz
                4. Samurai Needed Recruitment Poster - instructions on Google Classroom
                5. Some tips for making your "Samurai Needed" Recruitment Poster GREAT:
                  1. Fill your entire space
                  2. Don't use pixely graphics--use LARGE resolution when possible
                  3. Use WordArt and drop shadow to enhance your text
                  4. Spell check
                  5. Get feedback from a peer
                  6. Remember to put your first and last name and class period on the assignment
                  7. Follow the directions!
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
                5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)

                Friday, January 12, 2018

                Japanese Feudalism vs. European Feudalism - 1/12/2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Keep working on the DIGITAL version of the "Samurai Needed" recruitment poster.
                Prep for a 12:4 reading quiz on Monday.
                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. BrainPop - Feudalism or CLICK HERE to watch at home
                3. Samurai Needed Recruitment Poster - instructions on Google Classroom
                VIDEOS to better understand the samurai:
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes
                5. Samurai Needed (instructions on Google Classroom)

                Thursday, January 11, 2018

                Training a Samurai, part 2 - January 11, 2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Finish Samurai Needed. Pay particularly close attention to the requirements for becoming a samurai.
                Prep for a 12:4 reading quiz on Monday.
                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. New seating chart!!
                3. 12:3 Quiz - GAME SHOW QUIZ!
                4. Chromebook update
                5. Samurai Needed - The difference between doing it to get it done and doing it to learn
                VIDEOS to better understand the samurai:
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE
                3: 12:3 Reading and Notes
                4: 12:4 Reading and Notes

                Wednesday, January 10, 2018

                Training a Samurai - 1/10/2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Read and take notes on Chapter 12, Section 3 (possible quiz tomorrow--please note that I mistakenly assigned section 4--we aren't quite there yet!)

                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. Herd Immunity and the importance of the flu vaccine
                3. Japanese Feudalism - FINISH READING and ANNOTATING
                4. Google Cloud Print - you will need to accept the printer again if you print in my classroom
                5. Chromebook Check-In
                INDEPENDENT WORK TIME:
                1. Seating Chart Survey (your final day to submit) - CLICK HERE
                2. Pre-read 12:3 for possible quiz TOMORROW
                3. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed (due Friday) 

                VIDEOS to better understand the samurai:
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism - HANDOUT HERE
                2. Training a Samurai/Samurai Needed - HANDOUT HERE




                Tuesday, January 9, 2018

                Japanese Feudalism - 1/9/2018

                HOMEWORK:
                Read and take notes on Chapter 12, Section 4 (possible quiz tomorrow or Thursday)
                Discuss Medieval Times with your parent/guardian and then bring in your permission slip and payment as soon as you can!

                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                1. Welcome and attendance
                2. Japanese Feudalism - READ and ANNOTATE
                3. Seating Chart Survey - CLICK HERE
                VIDEOS to better understand the samurai:
                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                1. Japanese Feudalism



                Monday, January 8, 2018

                Welcome to 2018! - January 8, 2018


                TODAY'S AGENDA:
                0. Welcome Mr. Baaske!
                1. Be your Best Self in 2018
                2. The Notecard
                3. Watch "We're the Superhumans"
                4. Medieval Times - permission slips and info letters handed out today
                5. Watch "Paul Potts" video