Thursday, January 21, 2021

Bill of Rights

 


  EQ:
  • How does the Bill of Rights help the government balance the rights and order in the US political system?
Engage:  
Explore:
  • Vocabulary Day 1: civil law, double jeopardy, criminal law, defendant, majority rule, due process, grand jury, eminent domain
  • Vocabulary Day 2: indictment, jury, probable cause, prosecution, protest, seizure, self-incrimination, warrant
  • Rights Before the Revolution
  • Protecting the People
  • Personal Liberty
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Limited Government
Explain:
  • Why were Americans fearful of a strong central government?
  • How did the Bill of Rights calm people's fears about a strong central government?
  • How does the Bill of Rights protect personal freedom?
  • How does the Bill of Rights protect against abuse of the justice system
  • How does the Bill of Rights limit the power of the central government?
Evaluate:

  • Assessment
Extend:

Human Environment Interactions Part 2

 



EQ:
  • How have environmental resources and limitations shaped European life?
Engage: 
Explore:
Explain:
  • How are the Europeans using natural resources to meet their needs?
  • How have Europeans modified their environment to meet their needs?
  • How have limited resources affected life in Europe?
  • What has been the impact of population growth and development on Europe's environment?
  • How have human activities harmed the environment?
  • How has high population density affected environmental conditions in Europe?
Evaluate:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Human Environment Interactions Part 1

 



EQ:
  • How have environmental resources and limitations shaped European life?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • How are the Europeans using natural resources to meet their needs?
  • How have Europeans modified their environment to meet their needs?
Evaluate:


Friday, January 15, 2021

Constitutional Convention

 

EQ:
  •  How did the Constitution affect the balance of power?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • How did the Philadelphia Convention begin?
  • How did  a major disagreement lead to one of the key features of the US government?
  • How did the question of slavery shape the new government?
  • In what ways does the Constitution limit the powers of the national government?
  • How did debate over the Constitution lead to the creation of the Bill of Rights?
  • How was the Constitution finally agreed upon?
Evaluate:
  • The students will answer each question under Explain
Extend:

Biomes and Population Density of Europe

 


EQ:
  • How are the ecosystems Europe affected by the physical landforms?
  • How does the physical landforms of Europe influence population density?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • What landforms affect the biomes in Europe?
  • How is population density influenced by landforms?
  • How is the population density influenced by climate?
Evaluate:

  • Class discussion

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Rick Steves Day

Today we are going to be watching some Rick Steves videos. The first is about Norway. How is this country like Denmark? How is it different?


Next we will watch a fun little video about five very small countries in Europe. Why do you think these countries still exist? I bet we can figure it out together. 



The last video today is on Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Portugal has very important ties to the Americas, Do you know any of them? I will give you a hint, one country in South America speaks Portuguese!


EQ
  • What can we learn about Norway?
  • What can we learn about Portugal?
  • Why are there micro-countries in Europe?
Explore:
Explain:
  • How is Norway like and unlike Denmark?
  • Why is Portugal important to the Americas?
  • Why are there micro-countries in Europe?
Evaluate:

  • Worksheet

Voices of Civil Rights

EQ:
  • Why do we have a national holiday for MLK Jr?
Engage:
  • Vocabulary Review
  • Bigotry
  • Children’s Crusade of 1963
  • Complicit
  • Exonerate
  • Freedom Rides
  • Ideology
  • Infallible
  • Injunction
  • Jim Crow
Explore:
  • Voices of Civil Rights Video (44:20)
Explain: Questions take from: https://images.history.com/images/media/pdf/VoicesofCivilRightsguide.pdf
  1. How has this documentary made you think differently
    about the civil rights era?
  2. In what ways does this program affect your views of history and the
    ways it should be told?
  3. How do you define civil rights? In light of your answer, what would you say are the beginning
    and ending dates of the civil rights era in the United States?
  4. Some of the interviewees implied that during the civil rights era “there were two Americas.”
    Do you think this is an accurate description?
  5. How do the interviewees in this film describe their experiences as students during integration?
  6. How does the social climate of your school compare/contrast to that of public schools during
    integration?
  7. How does the theme of forgiveness appear in the stories?
  8. In what tangible ways can you see the impact of the civil rights era in your community?
  9. Historians often ensure historical accuracy via fact-checking. How could someone ensure the
    stories in this film are accurate? How is fact-checking for oral history similar to the process for
    printed documents? How does it differ?
  10. Why are some “voices” readily heard in the historical record while others are not? In what ways
    can historians seek out unheard voices?
  11. The stories in this program will be archived at the Library of Congress. What are some steps
    and technologies we can use to preserve these stories for future generations?
Evaluate:
  • Class Discussion of questions

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How Can We Use Our Open Spaces Better?

 





EQ: How can we use the open space next to the school for our junior high?

Engage:

  • You know that you don't get enough exercise through the school day, how can we take an open space here at school and make it into something useful for the junior high to use?

Explore:

Explain:

  • What kinds of stations would you like to have?
  • Where would you put these stations in the space?

Evaluate:

  • Students will create a map of the open area with stations they chose to add.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Political and Climate Map of Europe

 Today we will be looking at the countries and capitals of Europe. I want us to focus on how the physical geography of Europe has affected the political boundaries of the countries as well as how they have affected the placement of the major cities.


Today's video will be over Southeast England and we will be learning about some interesting history of the area. We might even learn about one of the most infamous murders in England's history!



EQ:
  • What are the countries and capitals of Europe?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • Are the political boundaries in Europe affected by the physical landforms?
  • What do you notice about the majority of major cities in Europe (think water this time)?
  • How does climate affect where cities/capitals are located?
Evaluate:

  • Classroom Discussion of questions. 

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Map of Europe Day 2

 Today we are going to continue to make a physical copy of the physical map of Europe. 


We will be using this as a reference as we explore Europe's climate, population, biomes, and more. How important is the physical geography of a continent?

Today's Rick Steve's video is on the Scottish Highlands. Do you remember where Scotland is on the map?


 

EQ:
  • What are the physical landforms in Europe?
Engage: 
Explore:
Explain:
  • How does the landforms in Europe affect its history, economics, and population density?
Evaluate:
  • Copy the physical landform map.