As I mentioned in class, please do not be too concerned about some of your test scores. As long as you are working hard at home, following the correct studying strategies and using test taking skills, you will show improvement. Every year I see many students frustrated in the beginning of the year, this can be a difficult class. I have attached the message that my old friend left us about your progress.
I am reposting the studying guide for Tuesday's test. From the review class today, it is apparent an overwhelming majority of students have not been using this study guide. I am also including a link to the Jeopardy review game I created for the test. Since most students were not prepared for the review, from this point forward I will only be posting the Jeopardy game online before a test and not taking a class period to play the game. Instead we will be doing a more focused chapter review where I can reteach topics.
In yesterday's class we reviewed a PPT on some material we learned earlier in the year. This review format is something we will do throughout the year. I have attached the PPT.
Also, here is a video regarding material we are learning. Remember to pay close attention to the words of this parody.
As I told you in class I pushed back the test date to Spetember 29, it is a Tuesday. I am attaching a study guide. You need to let me know if you need help on a particular area.
We will be paying attention to Libertys Kids to help us understand some information in class. Here is the first episode that most classes saw in class.
This week we will be learning about Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence.. The following video is a good review of the basic problems between the Colonists and England.
For those who did not finish in class here is an example of student work. You can use pages 98-105 in online text to help.
Students should be familiar with Chapter 4, Lessons 1 and 3 in the workbook. Here is a copy of work we did today in class.
Also, the first portion of this online game deals with the material we are covering.
Finally, here is the study sheet for next Friday's test. The only part of this study sheet we have not yet covered in detail regards the Continental Congress meetings and the Declaration.
As all students are aware, we have a quiz on Wednesday. This is a short quiz that will involve matching terms we discussed last week.
1. People: Hobbes and Locke
2. Documents: Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact and Common Sense
3. Terms: social contract, natural rights, philosopher, The Enlightenment
Our test will be Friday, Sept. 25th and a study guide will be available this Friday giving you a full week to review the material.
I was thrilled to meet so many parents last night. Here is the chapter summary and some information on Chapter 4 that we have begun studying. Our chapter test will be around Sept. 25.
First, we will thoroughly the test from last week and look at some test taking/studying strategies.
Next, we will begin the chapter on Colonial Influences. We will be studying documents like the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights and the Mayflower Compact, as well as discussing the philosophies of Locke and Montesquieu. These ideas shaped how the first Americans were thinking when they created our government.
This class starts moving quickly, so if you are not understanding anything you must speak up. I hope to see many parents at Curriculum Night where I will discuss the organization of the class as best I can in a ten minute timeframe.
Let's Learn and let's have fun!