Students in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th period classes were allowed to choose their topic, and then allowed to choose a product from a list of 10 to complete. Students began with conducting research from provided texts on Monday, May 6th. On Tuesday, IPads were available in class to conduct further research. Wednesday-Friday, students were in the computer lab. Monday 5/13 and Wednesday 5/15, there was a computer cart in class. Students had all period each period and the weekend to work on their products…
I will include copies of what the students were given on the first day of the project.
I am going to attach photos of each of the pages of the Milestones Study Guide that we have completed so far. I am also going to attach the PowerPoints that have been used as “quizzes” in class used with flash cards.
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Today in class, students learned about Credit vs. Debit, Saving, Interest, and Investments. They took notes from the PowerPoint I will attach below. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods will have a quiz in class tomorrow over this on Friday. Students in 6th and 7th will quiz on Monday since so many were absent for Band’s LGPE performance.
The information below are the matches to the questions for the Government Standards Matching Activity
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Students have been working to fill in information in a booklet about Georgia’s Government. They will have a unit POST TEST over the first three pages on Thursday. Students will receive a review sheet for the test in class on Tuesday.
I will include the PowerPoint that goes with the Government booklet below.
1718 Georgia’s State Government BOOKLET from foldables-2ht61g4 1718 Georgia’s State Government BOOKLET from foldables_1-1uu87xp
Vocabulary terms were assigned last week in class, and students had time in two class periods to work on the definitions. The definitions are due on next Monday. The words will be listed below. Students can access the words via the online textbook, or they can check out a glossary from me.
Use Chapters 2 through 7 beginning on page 52 through 155 to define the terms
- Representative 2. Sovereignty 3. Federalism 4. Ratification 5.Libel 6. Nonpartisan 7. Referendum 8. Bicameral 9. Constituent 10. Apportionment 11. Redistrict 12. Caucus 13. Appropriate 14. Budget 15. Revenue 16. Fiscal Year 17. Line-item veto 18. Deficit 19. Plural executive system 20. Statute 21. Entrepreneur 22. Due process 23. Jurisdiction 24. Appeal 25. Arraign 26. Plea 27. Verdict 28. Guardian ad litem 29. County seat 30. Ordinance 31. Municipal corporation 32. Incorporated 33. Charter 34. Consolidated government 35. Revenue bond
Today in class, students were to copy the steps for a bill to become a law into their Georgia’s Government Booklet that we made in class.
Students will take their Post Test on the Foundations of Georgia’s Government next Thursday, March 14th.
Students will be taking the Unit Post Test for Units 7-9 (Modern Georgia) on Friday, March 1st.
They received a study guide/review sheet on Wednesday in class, and it will be due along with their notes at the beginning of class on Friday.
I am attaching some PowerPoints to assist with the review sheet.
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Events and Groups Post WWII, Civil Rights & Modern Georgia with matching activity-1ogr7fe
People Post WWII, Civil Rights & Modern Georgia with matching activity-25a1lrg
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in class, students worked in groups to match pictures to descriptions for the people, events, and groups in Georgia’s modern history from 1945-today. Below are the files needed to complete the notes pages.
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Charlayne Hunter Hamilton Holmes-2ko9qr4
1819 Matching Cards for Modern Georgia Organizer for notes-1xd7ppl
Vocabulary terms were given out last week, and are due the Tuesday after the break
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8th grade teachers are currently in the process of recommending students for their 9th grade core courses. For 9th grade, there are only two options for Social Studies placement: World Geography (on-level), and AP Human Geography (college-level). Both of these courses will count as an Academic Elective as 9th graders are not required to take a Social Studies course in 9th grade. It is recommended however as a basis for 10th grade World History and World Literature.
With that being said, the following are the determinants that I will use when recommending students for placement.
For placement into the AP Human Geography course, I am using the reading Lexile Level requisites from Honor 9th Grade Lit & Comp (1150) and Honors World Lit & Comp (1250), and am using a Lexile Level of at least 1175.
In conjunction with this, I will use the following determinants as are also stated in the Lit/Comp requisites: reading comprehension, perceptive interpretations of reading materials, thoughtful and crical analyzation of texts for explicit and implicit meaning, providing textual evidence to support a claim or thesis, consistent production of clear/coherent writing. As well, consistency of work and work ethic will be taken into account with regards to placement.
I discussed this in class today with students. Those who I am recommending without hesitation have been notified. Those who have met the Lexile Level, but have not always shown consistency have been spoken with and have been asked to speak with parents/guardians and examining the syllabus, and to give me their decision if they believe they can meet the challenge of the AP Course by Homeroom tomorrow. I am providing the syllabus below.
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As a parent/guardian, you have the right to request to waiver your student into the AP Course should they not receive a recommendation from me based upon the requirements as mentioned above. That request will go through McEachern, we at Tapp do not have access to that process.
If you have any questions regarding the information, please email me and I will be happy to discuss those with you. Gennie.email@example.com