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Welcome to Social Studies. In the space below, you will find my weekly lesson plans. The plans are subject to change due to events, or as Winston Churchill noted, “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” If at any time you have questions or comments, please email me.

September 24-28

HOMEWORK: None

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will learn about Budgets.

Wednesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will do the Camp Chaos activity.

Thursday

Friday

September 17-21

HOMEWORK: None

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will do a virtual tour of the National Archives for Constitution Day.

Tuesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will learn to take Cornell notes about Productive Resources.
  • We will read The Three Little Pigs and make a list in the  Productive Resources Chart.

Wednesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will watch a video about how money is made.
  • We will do an activity with money.

Thursday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will learn about

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  • We will play a bartering game.

Friday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will design our own money.

September 10-14

HOMEWORK: None

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will continue working on our vocabulary.

Thursday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will do a Kahoot! Quiz for our Historiography unit.

Friday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will take an Economics pretest.

 

September 3-7

HOMEWORK:

  1. Three artifacts for your museum are due on Wednesday

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

  • No School

Tuesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will work on our Personal Museum artifact paragraphs.

Wednesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will work on our Personal Museum artifact paragraphs.

Thursday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will be working on our three paragraphs.

Friday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will finish up this week’s work.

August 27—31

HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring three small items (about the size of a dollar or less), or photographs of larger items, that would be in a museum display about your life. Due Wednesday, September 5th.

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.

Friday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will finish up this week’s work.

WEEK of August 20-24

HOMEWORK:

  1. Obtain a composition book (50 cents at Walmart) for notes by Wednesday
  2. Have parent/guardian respond to my email on Friday

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will continue the A to Z Geo-Scavenger Hunt.
  • We will be going over class rules and expectations, binder set up, and emergency drills.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

September 10-14

HOMEWORK:

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • We will do a Daily Geography.
  • We will finish up this week’s work.

Friday

  • We will do a Kahoot! Quiz on our Historiography unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 15-22      

Image result for mission to mars

 

This is an interdisciplinary unit that they will be participating in for all their core classes. Image result for Mars

  • We will be working on the Social Studies (blue) portion of the project. We will research the history of the exploration of Mars and create a timeline of important successes. Later, we will select landing sites on Mars based on geographical features and use longitude and latitude to calculate landing coordinates. Once finished with these, students will have time to work on some really fun Mars extension activities.
BLUE PANELS   – A History of Mars and Landing on  Mars

 

WEEK of May 8-12

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our comic books.

Tuesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish our comic books.

Image result for mission to mars

Wednesday and Thursday we will begin our Mission to Mars!

This is an interdisciplinary unit that they will be participating in for all their core classes. We begin with two “launch” days where we set up the preliminary work for the project and give background information that they will need to complete the project.Image result for Mars

Friday to May 22nd

We will be working on the Social Studies (blue) portion of the project. We will research the history of the exploration of Mars and create a timeline of important successes. Later, we will select landing sites on Mars based on geographical features and use longitude and latitude to calculate landing coordinates. Once finished with these, students will have time to work on some really fun Mars extension activities.

BLUE PANELS   – A History of Mars and Landing on  Mars

 WEEK of May 1-5

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will do presentations about our fallout shelters.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our comic books.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our comic books.

WEEK of April 24-28

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our Fallout Shelter Design Project.

Thursday

Friday

  • We will use the entire period to finish our work for this week.

WEEK of April 17-21

Monday

  • PEAKS TESTING

Tuesday

  • PEAKS TESTING

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will look at some advertisements and do an Analysis.
  • We will watch a Cold War video and discuss it.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss.
    • We’ll discuss the message of the book.
    • We will draw an ending for the book.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish our work for this week.

WEEK of April 10-14

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will discuss the end of World War II.
  • We will do an introductory activity for the Cold War.
  • We will watch a short history of the Berlin Airlift (narrated by a very young William Shatner).

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish up this week’s work.

WEEK of April 3-7

Homework:  Students are working on their World War II Book Projects at home. They are due Monday.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch a video about the War in the Pacific.
  • We will do an Atlas Activity for the War in the Pacific.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will have a work day to complete this week’s assignments.
  • Book Projects are due Monday!

 

WEEK of March 27-31

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • We will have guest speakers here to talk about WWII aircraft and allow the students to fly a WWII aircraft on a simulator.

Friday

WEEK of March 20-24

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will start a World War II ABC Book project which will be due March 31st.

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our ABC Books.

Thursday

Friday

 

WEEK of March 6-10

Monday

  • Students will be reading “Road to War” and practice highlighting text.
    • They will also do the questions and activities within the article.

Tuesday

  • Students will be reading “War Begins” and practicing taking Cornell notes while reading WITHOUT marking the text.
    • We will also do the questions and activities within the article.

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will do a Book Sampling activity to choose World War II books to read.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish this week’s work today.

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of February 27-March 3

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will do a Book Sampling activity to choose World War II books to read.

Thursday

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish this week’s work today.

WEEK of February 20-24

Monday

  • No School

Tuesday

  •  Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will be getting our folders ready for Student-Led Conferences.

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will play Up From the Dust, about the Great Depression.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will play Up From the Dust, about the Great Depression.

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of February 13-17

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch a video about the Dust Bowl.
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    • We will take Cornell notes.

Tuesday

  •  Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch a short rap about the Great Depression.

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  • We will look at the “Alphabet Programs” in FDRs New Deal.

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will play Up From the Dust, about the Great Depression.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will read Kids Discover: The Great Depression.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish this week’s work.

WEEK of February 6-10

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch a video about the end of World War I.

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  • We will compare President Wilson’s Fourteen Points to the Treaty of Versailles.

Tuesday

  • We will Kahoot! about World War I.

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will do vocabulary for the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will learn about the Roaring Twenties.
    • Cornell Notes

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will analyze the changing roles of women in the 1920s.

WEEK of January 30-February 3

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will learn about the Rhetorical Appeals.
    • We will take notes.
  • We will analyze two speeches about Entering the War and analyze them for the rhetorical appeals.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will work on our posters.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish all our work for this week.

WEEK of January 23-27

Monday

Tuesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch short videos from Smithsonian about the sinking of the Lusitania.

 

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will have a guest speaker explain aviation history for World War I. (This week’s schedule may be switched due to the availability of the speaker.)

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch a Khan Academy explanation of the Zimmermann Telegram.

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  • We will work on Zimmermann Telegram Decoding.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish all our work for this week.

WEEK of January 16-20

Monday

  • No School

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will read about Life in the Trenches.
    • We will do questions and write a letter.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will watch some clips from Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War.
  • We will read about the Theatres of War (British spelling).
  • We will color some war posters.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish all our work for this week.

WEEK of January 9-13

Monday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? (our new starter activity)
  • We’ll be cleaning out binders and getting organized for the new semester.
  • We’ll be working on our vocabulary for the World War I unit.

Tuesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will read about the European Alliances formed prior to World War I. Then, we will watch a funny skit about it.

Wednesday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will finish yesterday’s reading activities.
  • We will Map Europe in World War I.

Thursday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • We will continue our maps.

Friday

  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt?
  • Students will be reciting the poem for me.
  • We will finish all our work for this week.

WEEK of December 19-23

Monday

  • Assembly Schedule (30 minute classes)–Winter Fine Arts Assembly
  • We’ll be reading a story about a young man who invents to improve the lives of others.

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • We will Kahoot! (fun quiz game) about the Industrial Revolution and the states/capitals.

Thursday

  • Holiday Activity

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of December 12-16

Monday

Tuesday

  • Library Research

Wednesday

  • Library Research

Thursday

  • Mystery State Review
  • We will begin working on our posters.

Friday

  • Mystery State Quiz #5
  • We will finish our posters.

WEEK of December 5-9

Monday

  • Mystery State #46
  • We will finish Friday’s Kids Discover: Industrial Revolution Question Sheets.
  • We will begin memorizing In Flanders Fields for our World War I unit.

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #47
  • We will read a selection from The Jungle and answer questions.

Wednesday

  • Mystery State Quiz #48
  • We will do a primary source activity with photographs, political cartoons, and written documents from the Industrial Revolution.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #49
  • We will watch a documentary about the photographs that changed the way America saw child labor.

Friday

  • Mystery State #50
  • We will read a play about the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.

WEEK of November 28-December 2

Monday

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #42
  • We will do an activity with Primary Sources.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WEEK of November 21-25

Monday

Tuesday

  • Mystery State Review
  • We will watch a virtual tour of Angel Island.
  • We will look at poetry written on Angel Island and compare the Asian immigrant experience to that of the European immigrant.
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Wednesday

  • Mystery State Quiz #4
  • We will read Junior Scholastic magazine.

Thursday

  • No School

Friday

  • No School

WEEK of November 14-18

Monday

  • Mystery State #35
  • We will continue When Jessie Came Across the Sea.
  • We will work on our Immigrant Journal entries about our time at Ellis Island.

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #36
  • We will continue When Jessie Came Across the Sea.
  • We will work on the tenement entries for our journals.

Wednesday

  • Mystery State#37
  • We will finish the book When Jessie Came Across the Sea.
  • We will work on the citizenship entries for our journals.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #38
  • We will work on finishing our Immigrant Journals.

Friday

  • Mystery State #39
  • We will finish our Immigrant Journals. Due Today!

WEEK of November 7-11

Monday

  • Mystery State #31
  • We will gather data from the stories of immigrants and take Cornell notes for future use.
  • We will create our own immigrants.

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #32
  • We will construct journals for our immigrants.
  • We will go over the instructions for our immigrant journals.

Wednesday

  • Mystery State#33
  • We will read part of the book When Jessie Came Across the Sea.
  • We will write journal entries about life in our country of origin.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #34
  • We will read part of the book When Jessie Came Across the Sea.
  • We will write journal entries about the voyage to America.

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of October 31-November 4

Monday

  • Mystery State Review
  • We will work on pages 1-15 in our Election 2016 Skill Books.

Tuesday

  • Field Trip

Wednesday

  • Mystery State Quiz #3
  • We will work on pages 16 to 19 of the Election 2016 Skill Book.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #31
  • We will finish the Election 2016 Skill Book.
  • We will read Junior Scholastic.

Friday

  • Mystery State #32
  • We will review the ballot and candidates for Youth Vote.
  • We will vote.

WEEK of October 24-28

Monday

  • Mystery State #29
  • We will set up our Student-Led Conference folders.

Tuesday

Wednesday–Half-Day Schedule–Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

Thursday–AVB Schedule–Periods 4, 5, 6, and 7 (4th period is AVB)

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of October 17-21

Monday

  • Mystery State #26
  • We will continue with City of Immigrants.

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #27
  • We will finish our primary source activity.
  • We will read …If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island (pg. 24-49).
  • We will do the questions that go with the reading.

Wednesday

  • Mystery State #28
  • We will continue reading …If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island.
    We will do the questions that go along with the reading.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #29
  • We will finish …If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island.
  • We will finish the questions that go with the reading.
  • Students who have all work completed may continue on City of Immigrants.

Friday

  • No School for Students

WEEK of October 10-14

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Mystery State #23
  • We will begin reading …If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island.
  • We will do the questions that go along with the reading.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #24
  • We will do a primary source exercise.
  • We will do …If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island (pg. 24-33)
  • We will do the questions that go with the reading.

Friday

  • Mystery State #25
  • We will play the City of Immigrants game on the Tenement Museum’s website.

WEEK of October 3-7

Monday

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #20
  • We will continue working on our Tri-fold.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Mystery State Quiz #2
  • We will continue working on our Tri-fold. (Due tomorrow!)

Friday

  • Historiography Kahoot!

WEEK of September 26-30

Monday

  • Mystery State #14
  • We will make a Timeline of Your Life.
  • Homework:  For Monday, bring three artifacts that represent you and the time in which you live

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #15
  • We will work on our Personal Museum artifact paragraphs.

Wednesday

  • Mystery State #16
  • We will work on our Personal Museum artifact paragraphs.
  • We will revise our paragraphs.

Thursday

Friday

WEEK of September 19-23

Monday

  • Mystery State Quiz
  • Constitution Crossword

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Mystery State #11
  • We will write to the prompt: What is History?
  • We will revise our paragraphs.

Thursday

Friday

  • Mystery State #13
  • We will finish our vocabulary.
  • Homework:  For Monday, bring three artifacts that represent you and the time in which you live

WEEK of September 12-16

Monday

Tuesday

  • MAP Testing during 1st and 2nd periods.
  • Periods 3 and 4 will play Social Studies games.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Mystery State #10
  • We will do a Kahoot! quiz on our Economics unit.

Friday

WEEK of September 5-9

Monday

  • No School

Tuesday

  • Mystery State #5
  • We will finish our money making endeavors.
  • We will work on exchange rates.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Students will read Scholastic Junior.

Friday

WEEK of August 29-September 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Mystery State #2
  • We will watch a video about bartering.

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  • We will read an article about bartering and do an activity.

Thursday

  • Mystery State #3
  • We will watch a video about how money is made.
  • We will do an activity with foreign money.
  • We will work on exchange rates.

Friday

  • Mystery State #4
  • We will work on exchange rates.
  • We will create our own money.
  • Homework: Finish money

WEEK of August 22-26

HOMEWORK:

  1. Obtain a composition book (50 cents at Walmart) for notes by Wednesday
  2. Return Parent Signature Page by Friday

IN-CLASS WORK:

Monday

Tuesday

  • We will continue the A to Z Geo-Scavenger Hunt.
  • We will be going over class rules and expectations, binder set up, and emergency drills.

Wednesday

  • We will continue the A to Z Geo-Scavenger Hunt.
  • We will begin our Economics unit with a vocabulary activity in our composition books.

Thursday

Friday