7th - Classwork

Quarter 3

Russian Revolution

Review semester 1 content
         Group summary and predictions

1/9 and 1/10
Finish and present semester 1 review work
Russian Revolution unit
      Geography lecture
      Map of Russia
      Read pages 698-699 in textbook section “Russia makes a separate peace” – and write a 1 paragraph prediction about why you think the people
​                           of Russia are going to revolt against their government. 

1/11 and 1/12
Review predictions homework
Last Tsar Lecture
Words to Own 
Read chapter 1 in "Angel on the Square"
HW: Read chapters 2, 3, and 4 - due 1/16 or 1/17

1/16 and 1/17
- Review prediction paragraph 
- Write inference paragraphs based on chapters 1-4
        What do you think will happen next in the book?
                         *Make inferences based on 2 characters  OR on 1 character and 1 plot line
         Use evidence from the book (cite specific quote or summarize and explain)
         2 complete paragraphs in the claim, support, commentary, conclusion style
- Review Words and summaries of chapters 2-4
- Tensions in Western Identity reading and group work
- Read chapter 5 together
- HW: Finish inference paragraphs and read chapter 6 + words to own. Due 1/18 or 1/19

1/18 and 1/19
Warm up: Pictionary review game for chapter 6 
1.Create flow thinking map or other visual image to summarize Road to the Revolution
Include 5 topics below (including WWI) and label ROAD TO REVOLUTION. LEAVE ROOM TO ADD WWI info
Lack of trust in the Czar
Overall poor conditions
Russo-Japanese War (1905)
Bloody Sunday (1905)
WWI -  More additions to come next week
3. Read chapter 7 together
HW: Read chapters 8 and 9 and complete vocab and summaries.

Review Chapter 8 & 9 
Lecture on Revolution Part 1
Read chapter 10
HW: Read chapter 11

1/23 and 1/24 
- Writing assignment for summarizing.
- Add WWI info to Road to Revolution sheet    
Lecture on Revolution part 2 and Civil War 
Read chapter 12
HW: Read chapter 13

1/25 and 1/26
1. Vocab activity
2. Lecture on execution and Stalin
3. Group activity for life and rule of Stalin 
4. Time to start studying for the test – use ½ sheet
Review – Words to Own and Summaries due on test day. TURN IN BOOK on test day as well

Test 1/30 and 1/31

America from the 1920s to the New Deal

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1/30 and 1/31
- Russian Revolution unit test
- Pass out new unit curriculum guide
​- Textbook reading (p. 716-734) with outline notes -- due 2/5
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2/1 and 2/2
- Lecture & Reading on Roaring 20s and visual summary or found poem
- Character sign up
- Finish last class textbook work and add textbook pages 736-741 -- all outline notes due on 2/5

Listen to jazz music and talk about characteristics of the music.
- Harlem Renaissance and literary selections – lecture
- Review Russian Revolution test
2/6 and 2/7

- Scopes Monkey Trial video and notes 
- Technological advancements - group work
- Quote analysis
- Research time – biographical facts (show examples). RD facts due 2/8 or 2/9. How to format Google Doc AND find 3 quotes that we can work on in class.
 2/8 and 2/9
- Stock market simulation + handout 
- Great Depression photos (PPT)
- Doll work time –Quotes – RD quotes due 2/12
1. Describe the context of the quote – what was happening, historically, in the country/location. How does this quote relate to the time period? 2. Connect to the themes of the time. (Women’s movements, black rights, change in culture, prohibition, writing, music, immigration, stocks, Great Depression, etc.)
2. Paraphrase the quote. That means put it in YOUR OWN words.
3. Explain what this quote tells you about this character and the context of history. Who was the intended audience and why is this important?

Example: "When the bell tolls 3 times, it will announce that I have been killed. If I am killed by common men, you and your children will rule Russia for centuries to come; if I cam killed by one of your stock, you  and your family will be killed by the Russian people! Pray Tsar of Russia. Pray." Grigory Rasputin

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is on the horizon. Peasants are starting to rise up against Tsar Nicholas. Rasputin is gaining more political power and controlling the Duma. He is also known as a mysterious healer. The quote shows Rasputin warning the Tsar and his family could be in danger if the revolution begins. He believes that if the peasants kill him, the Tsar will be safe, but if an aristocrat takes Rasputin’s life, the Tsar will too be threatened. Rasputin was often credited with predicting future outcomes and he in fact prophesied both his own death and the impending vulnerability of the Tsar’s family. 

- Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, Hoovervilles, Bonus Army reading. 
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2/13 and 2/14
- Talk about contribution sentences (themes with facts)
- Great Depression & Dust Bowl –lecture and activity
- Work time – contribution sentences, finalizing facts/quotes, making doll and background
- HW: 3 contribution sentences rough draft due 2/15
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2/15 (half day and split block because of P/T conferences)
- Works Cited review
- Doll work time - review RD contribution sentences, finalize bio facts and quote analysis, work on creating doll  
Quick Family Feud style review game (only 30 min class)

2/20 and 2/21
- Great Depression budget activity ​
- New Deal sheet - due 2/22 or 2/23
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2/22 and 2/23 
- Writing to review issues of the Great Depression and activity from last class
- New Deal lecture
- Review contribution sentences & Doll presentations 

–Quiz review

2/27 and 2/28
- Doll Presentations and quiz review
3/1 or 3/2
Quiz ​

World War II

- Finish “I am a fugitive from a chain gang” movie

3/7 and 3/8 - (3/6 Denver Art Museum Field Trip)
- Pre-test (not for a grade)
- Curriculum guide and double-sided WWII Europe/Asia maps
            - Pages 773, 791, and 797 in textbook will help.
                        Completed map           http://www.ohwy.com/history%20pictures/maps/eurothe.gif
- Read and take notes on textbook pages 772-777
            - In your notes, answer questions 1 and 2 on 777

3/9 – split block
- Write in your notes: based on textbook p. 772-777 reading, predict why you believe WWII starts.
- Rise of Totalitarianism lecture
- Choice project introduction:  start thinking about what piece of WWII might interest you. Think about subjects you are interested in: sports, people, stories, battles, technology, spying, war strategies, etc. 

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3/12 and 3/13 – Music field trip on 3/14
- Soviet-Nazi Non-Aggression Pact  simulation
- Textbook pages 778-783
- Initial independent interest project research
- WWII choice project requirements – must know your topic by 3/22

3/15 and 3/16

- WWII Begins handout
PROJECT TOPIC MUST BE FIGURED OUT BY 3/22 (before spring break).  
- Invasion of USSR ½ sheet reading
WWII Begins and Invasion of USSR.docx
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3/19-3/21 – PARCC testing

- Turn in project topic 

- Define anti-Semitism and scapegoat 
- Hitler’s rise to power video 
HW: Read and take notes on pages 783-788 
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- Mosaic of Victims reading
- "The Poisonous Mushroom" and writing response (classwork grade) 
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- Propaganda close reading group work
          Analyze how propaganda is used and how to interpret it

4/4 and 4/5
- Check textbook notes p. 784/788
- Drawing activity to review info so far
- US prepares for war lecture
- Propaganda poster
              Country – You can create a poster from the perspective of one of the countries below.
                         United States, Japanese, German, USSR, British, or Italian                                                     
               Topic – Your poster should focus on one of the following topics.
                         Military Recruitment, War Bonds, Women in the War, Rationing, or Reasons to Fight


- Turn in Propaganda Poster
- Poetry Slam 
- Re-do of Poisonous Mushroom (see homework page for more details) - Due 4/9

4/9 – split
Turn in Poisonous Mushroom re-do
Rise of Japan 
Pearl Harbor prediction writing (handout)
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4/10 - split
- Go over group work from smart board lesson
- Turn in Pearl Harbor prediction writing
- Pearl Harbor handout to add onto from video notes
- Read FDR’s “Day of Infamy”

4/11 and 4/12 
- Pre- and post- Pearl Harbor comparison T-chart to describe American feelings about WWII. (ppt)
1. Read the half sheet on introduction to internment camps and take notes in your history notebook
2. Internment Camps Stations

4/13 - split
WWII project work day

4/16 and 4/17 
- Review internment camps : Venn diagram – concentration vs. internment camps
- Causes of WWII and Early Engagements  Thinking map 
- Open Note Quiz
- Battles (ppt and handout)   BATTLES: Africa, Philippines, Midway, Amphibious Landings

4/18 - Field Day all day
No regularly scheduled classes

4/19 and 4/20
- Review Open Note Quiz
- Battles lecture (handout on back of Afrika Korps reading)
- St. Louis reading
- Wagner-Rogers Bill debate prep

- Present Wagner Rogers Bill Debate
- D-Day and Battle of the Bulge video and reading 

4/24 and 4/25 
- Create a timeline of WWII so far as a group – Pacific and European theaters
- Yalta Conference group predictions
End of the War in Euro Theater lecture

4/26 – community service day

8th grade on trip this week
NWEA Eng 1

- Nuremburg trials
- End of War in Pacific Theater
- Work time

30 min split block

Read from “We Fought Back” -
Think of questions to ask speaker
Eric Kahn – Holocaust survivor at 11am

5/2 – split block 

- Writing reflection of speaker
- Stories of escapees and how people fought back (harboring Jews, French Resistance, etc)
- Liberating concentration camps reading and writing prompt 

60 Minutes: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children"
- More resistance
- Writing prompt from last class and work time

5/4– Projects due
- Gallery-style presentations and scavenger hunt 

5/7-5/11 - Sea Camp

Open Note Quiz - end of unit
Political Cartoon assignment - due 5/17 or 5/18
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5/15 - Science Innovation Day

5/16 - split block

- Review of 7th grade year  - due 5/21
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5/17 and 5/18 
Work on end of year review group posters, including political cartoon analysis information

- Present end of year review posters

- Prep for "Goodbye Christopher Robbin"

5/23 and 5/24
- Watch "Goodbye Christopher Robbin"
- Reflection