Miss Northan’s 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies!

Welcome To Distance Learning

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 (4/13-4/17) at a Glance:

7th Grade Lesson Plan Week 3 (4/13-4/17)

 

Monday
Watch Recorded Lesson on a soldier’s life during the Civil War 

           

Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Tuesday
Respond to the Journal Prompt #1

Watch PBS Videos on Civil War Letters 

“Traitors and Patriots” 

“Honorable Manhood”

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/classroom/lesson-plans/

Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Wednesday
Read and Respond to Sullivan Ballou’s letter to his wife. 

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Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Thursday 
Respond to the Journal Prompt #2

Flipgrid about how the Sullivan Ballou letter made you feel and the impact that it had on the way you understand the Civil War.  

Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Friday
All Assignments are Due
Class Check in at Designated Time. Google Classroom 

Discussion of the Letter and lesson. 

8th Grade Lesson Plan Week 3 (4/13-4/17)

 

Monday
View video Lesson                             
Begin DBQ Question #1-What do Rich and Poor look like across the world?

Activity #1-Personal 

 

Tuesday
Journal #1

Video on Rich and Poor across the globe. 

Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Wednesday
DBQ Activity #2- Learning to ask questions.
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Thursday 
Journal #2
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Friday
All Assignments are Due
Class Check in at Designated Time. 

Google Classroom

Week 2 (4/6-4/10) At a Glance:

7th Grade Lesson Plan Week 2 4/6-4/10

Monday
Watch Recorded Lesson on the Beginning of the Civil War and take notes. 
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Tuesday
Respond to the Journal Prompt
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Wednesday:

Watch the PBS Videos on the Civil War and Answer the questions.  
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Thursday 
Use the Notes from the Recorded Lesson, the video from the Civil War, and the Grand Union Strategy Map to answer the map questions. 
Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Friday
All Assignments are Due
Class Check in at Designated Time. Google Classroom 

8th Grade Lesson Plan Week 1

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
View video Lesson                              Journal Flipgrid Journal Journal All Assignments are Due
Standard of Living Scenario Activity Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Reading and Questions Choice on Miss Northan’s Blog

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Class Check in at Designated Time. 

Google Classroom

 

Week 1 (4/1-4/3) At a Glance:

7th Grade Lesson Plan Week 1

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
Learning to Use Digital Tools-Google Classroom, Padlet, and Flipgrid                                   Learning to Use Digital Tools-Google Classroom, Padlet, and Flipgrid     Review of Antebellum America Review of Antebellum America All Assignments are Due
Journal Response  Journal Response  Class Check in at Designated Time. Google Classroom 

 

8th Grade Lesson Plan Week 1

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
Learning to Use Digital Tools-Google Classroom, Padlet, and Flipgrid                                   Learning to Use Digital Tools-Google Classroom, Padlet, and Flipgrid     Review of Human Rights

Choose Next Content Topic

Review of Human Rights 

Choose Next Content Topic 

All Assignments are Due
Journal Response  Journal Response  Class Check in at Designated Time. 

Google Classroom

 

Welcome to Online Learning- Instructions!

 

Please view the welcome video bellow:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jp4r7ZesDzB5GmQNlxb3OVP7K6Lb_9vG/view?usp=sharing

Hello Families, 

We will be engaging in remote learning through Google Classroom.  There are a few steps in order to access class materials, video, and activities; these steps are as follows: 

  1.  Make sure you received a schedule and class codes in your email, or through class DOJO. If you did not receive these codes, reach out to your homeroom teacher for information.  
  2. When you have the email attachment available, open your internet browser and use the following link to get into google classroom:  classroom.google.com
  3. The home screen will look blank because you have not added your classes yet.  Click on the multicolored plus symbol in the upper right hand corner to add your first class.  
  4. A prompt will appear at the center of the screen requesting your class code.  You can copy and paste the code from the schedule and class code sheet provided to your email.  You can only add ONE CLASS at a time.  
  5. Once you have entered the code, your class should be displayed and accessible on the home screen.  
  6. Add all of your classes before continuing using steps 3-5. 
  7. You should have 5 classes in total, and they are as follows: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Homeroom. 
  8. From the Home Screen you may select a class to work in. 
  9. IMPORTANT:  Use the Classwork tab at the top center of the page to access your weekly classwork.  If you just look at the stream, it will look like an overwhelming amount of work because EVERYTHING is there.  When you go into the classwork tab, everything becomes much easier to navigate.
  10. To change classes (EX:  I’m done with ELA and want to start Math).  Go to the top left where there are lines and click on the lines.  This will open your options. Select Classes to go back to your dashboard and change classes.  

Have fun exploring the different classes and start working!  Happy Learning to you!

Suggested Schedule for 7 th and 8th Grade Students:

Schedule for 7th Grade
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Homeroom Science Math Homeroom ALL WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE
ELA – Google Meetup 9am Social Studies ELA Google Meetup 9am Social Studies 7A-9:00 AM Google Meetup (Social Studies)
Math Specials Specials Science 7B- 11:00 AM Google Meetup (Social Studies)
ELA Open Hours: 10:00 am- 12 pm daily
Math Open Hours:
Science Open Hours:
Social Studies Open Hours: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Daily
Schedule for 8th Grade
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Science Homeroom Social Studies Homeroom ALL WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE
Social Studies ELA Google Meetup 9am Science Math 8A-1:00 PM Googe Meetup (Social Studies)
Math ELA – Google Meetup 9am 8B- 2:00 PM Google Meetup (Social Studies)
Specials Specials
ELA Open Hours: 10:00 am – 12 pm daily
MAth Open Hours
Sciaence Open Hours:
Social Studies Open Hours: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Daily

History in the Making!

Announcements:

Parents,

We are rolling into the end of the quarter and I wanted to remind you of our Thursday Success Sessions for students who are struggling with their academics and/or behavior difficulties.  I am also holding an after school tutoring session on Wednesdays until the end of the quarter (10/19).  It will run from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Make sure to RSVP with me if you would like your student to attend.  My email is anorthan@snacs.org.  I look forward to seeing my students in those sessions as it will assist in their ability to succeed academically and in life.  We all need extra support at times.  Please remind your students that we are all here to support them!

My SNACS Small School Story

Welcome to Social Studies!  I am thrilled to meet you and your students, and am looking forward to a fantastic school year with you.  I received my BA in History, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Nevada, Reno.  I am currently working towards my Master of Arts in Teaching for K-8 students. I was born and raised in the Truckee Meadows, and I love this community.  SNACS was the perfect setting for me because of my belief in progressive education and personalized learning opportunities.  The community based mission and their drive for quality, individual education drew me to teaching here.

I have many hobbies and interests including: cooking, reading, sewing, playing the piano and learning new things.  I am always looking for experiences that promote personal and professional growth and welcome feedback in my life.  I care about students.  I believe that success is not only academic, and seek to provide students with life skills as well as the ability to engage with complex academic topics.  History is dynamic in regards to whole child learning.  It reflects back to us our own strengths and flaws, and shows us how to live to our fullest potential.  I look forward to all the wonderful growth experiences that your families will provide, and appreciate all the things you have to offer to our classroom.

The History Howl-Weekly Update 12/02

For the Individual Student:

MUST BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY

Notebooks

Pencils

Lined Paper

A Folder

Silent Reading Book

 

For the Class:

Glue Stick

Colored Pencils

Markers

Poster Paper

What’s Happening for 7th Graders

 

7th Grade Objectives:  The War of 1812

Students will explore different perspectives surrounding the War of 1812.  They will also learn about the patriotic devices that the war produced such as our National Anthem.  

Must Do

Graphic Organizer- Detailing the Perspectives of the War of 1812

Slogans and Songs of the War of 1812

Quarter Project

Current Event 

Journal-½ page per day

Choice Centers: 

Write about a character drawn into dissent.  What would drive you to dissent/protest in your life? 

Research and write about the Native Americans and the War of 1812, or about Francis Scott Key and the National Anthem.

Create a Poster Representing Multiple perspectives in the War of 1812

Analyze the National Anthem

Student Newspaper/History Magazine 

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

AR Reading

 

What’s Happening for 8th Graders

8th Grade Objectives:  WWI Perspectives Through Image and Poetry

Students will explore the art and poems produced during WWI to connect with the human perspective of war.

Must Do: 

Gas Attack 1916 Analysis

The Red Baron Scores Two Victories, 1917

Images of WWI- Image Analysis

Quarter Project

Current Event

Journal ½ page per day

Choice Centers:

Research and discuss one of the M.A.I.N causes of WWI in a paper or poster

Narrative/Creative Writing/Poem about war.  Think about how you would feel if going to war, or what wr is like based on what you have learned.

Student Newspaper/History Magazine ,

Poetry Analysis

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

Create Crossword Puzzles about WWI

AR Reading

The History Howl-Weekly Update 11/12

For the Individual Student:

MUST BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY

Notebooks

Pencils

Lined Paper

A Folder

Silent Reading Book

 

For the Class:

Glue Stick

Colored Pencils

Markers

Poster Paper

What’s Happening for 7th Graders

 

7th Grade Objectives: United States Government and Democracy

Students will explore Governmental Systems with a focus on the Electoral College.  They will understand how the Electoral College/Election System Works through a hands-on lesson and through a mapping Activity. 

Must Do

Mapping:  Hands-on Lesson and Mapping Activity

Current Event 

Journal-½ page per day

Choice Centers: 

Write a narrative as a presidential candidate; must include the reasons behind the states he/she will visit due to the Electoral College and the U.S. Election process. 

Watch a Video on the Electoral College and Summarize.

Research and write about the History of the Electoral College

Create a Poster Representing the U.S. dual party system

Republican vs. Democrat Infographic

Student Newspaper/History Magazine 

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

AR Reading

 

What’s Happening for 8th Graders

8th Grade Objectives:  Prelude to WWI 

Students will explore the M.A.I.N causes of WWI through gallery walk and complete a graphic organizer based on what they read.

Must Do: 

Argumentative Essay on Suffrage-2nd Draft Due Monday 11/18

Argumentative Essay of Suffrage-Peer Review 

Graphic Organizer (Refer to above)

Current Event

Journal ½ page per day

Choice Centers:

Research and discuss one of the M.A.I.N causes of WWI in a paper or poster

Narrative from the perspective of an individual who has limited rights (prisoner, women at the turn of the century, slave, industrial revolution worker, immigrant.

Student Newspaper/History Magazine 

Map of European powers and Imperial Nations pre-WWI

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

Create Crossword Puzzles 

AR Reading

The History Howl-Weekly Update 11/4

For the Individual Student:

MUST BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY

Notebooks

Pencils

Lined Paper

A Folder

Silent Reading Book

 

For the Class:

Glue Stick

Colored Pencils

Markers

Poster Paper

What’s Happening for 7th Graders

 

7th Grade Objectives: Government and the Constitution

Students will explore the Constitution.  Each student will choose one right afforded to Americans via the Constitution and discuss what the implications of the right are.

Must Do

Write: Written piece arguing a Constitutional Right and the importance of keeping it intact.  The students will also select a right that they believe should be removed from the Constitution and discuss the implications. 

Current Event 

Journal-½ page per day

Poster Representing a chosen Constitutional Right

 

Choice Centers: 

Write a narrative about an individual who lost or gained their rights. 

Shay’s Rebellion- Reading and Questions

Student Newspaper/History Magazine 

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

Create Crossword Puzzles 

AR Reading

What’s Happening for 8th Graders

8th Grade Objectives:  Progressivism and Suffrage Movement

Students will explore the dynamics of this period through a close read of 

Theodore Roosevelt’s “Hyphenated Americanism” (1915)

 

Must Do: 

Argumentative Essay on Suffrage

Drawing Representing Student’s Own Immigration Story

Current Event

Journal ½ page per day

Choice Centers:

Write a narrative about a woman who is voting in the Presidential election for the first time

Student Newspaper/History Magazine 

SBAC Practice/Test Question Creator

Create Crossword Puzzles 

AR Reading