Performance Task: WWII Read and Respond Project.

The following links contain the reading documents and project sheets for the Performance Task: WWII Read and Respond Project, which students will begin working on during class on Monday, May 11.  Students will select a topic (Japanese Americans, Pearl Harbor, or Nazi Death Camps), based on student interest, to learn more about, create a final product, and and present their findings to the class.  Groups of students will closely read the attached articles today, create their final products tomorrow, and present their final products on Wednesday, May 13.

Japanese Americans:

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Japanese Americans Directions

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Japanese Americans Reading

Pearl Harbor:

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Pearl Harbor Directions

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Pearl Harbor Reading

Nazi Death Camps:

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Nazi Death Camp Directions

Performance Task – WWII Read and Respond – Nazi Death Camp Reading

International Day Assignment.

On Monday, May 4, students were introduced to the International Day Assignment, which is due at the end of the class period on Wednesday, May 6.  Students are instructed to create two separate products about their homeroom’s assigned country: an accurately designed and colored flag and a three panel brochure of information about the country.  When completed, each of these products will be graded as Classwork/Accuracy grades and the products will assist homeroom teachers with their international day displays, door decorating materials, etc.

International Day Research Assignment

CIA – The World Factbook

Culture Grams

Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Review Notes Activity and Skeleton Notes.

The following links contain PowerPoint and PDF versions of the Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Review Notes Activity and the corresponding Skeleton Notes Packets that students will complete from Wednesday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 14.  Students will be asked to complete the Skeleton Notes Packet as the class reads, discusses the information, and asks/answers questions about each of the GA Studies units (Units 1-9).   The Georgia Milestones Skeleton Notes Packet needs to be completed by the end of class on Tuesday, April 14, and will be checked/graded as a Classwork/Accuracy grade.  Students will then be asked to study their completed/corrected Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Packet and completed Skeleton Notes Packet in preparation for the upcoming GA Studies Georgia Milestones Test.

PowerPoint Version:

PowerPoint Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes – Answer Key!

PDF Version:

PowerPoint Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes – Answer Key!

Georgia Milestones Review – USA Test Prep.

In addition to the Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Activity and the Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Review Notes, students can also access USA Test Prep to take practice tests, complete practice activities, and play practice games to help them better prepare for the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment.  All students were given a USA Test Prep Password Card, containing their Student ID, Username, and Password so that they can begin using this resource.  The following link will take students directly to the USA Test Prep site where they can login and complete the review activities whenever they finish their classwork or have additional free time:

USA Test Prep Member Login

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Activity.

The following links contain the Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Activity packets that students will complete on Friday, March 27 – Tuesday, March 31.  Students are asked to complete each of the answers they know and highlight each of the “blanks” for any answers that they do not remember.  Students will then be asked to look up/correct each of the answers that they did not know so that they can use these packets as a Georgia Milestones Study Guide.  Each of these sheets need to be completed, highlighted, and corrected by the end of class on Tuesday, March 31.

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Assessments:

Unit 1 Almost There – Geography of Georgia-Georgia’s Beginnings Unit Test – Study Guide

Unit 2 Almost There – Exploration and Georgia Colonization Unit Test – Study Guide

Unit 3 Almost There – Revolution, Statehood, and Westward Expansion – Study Guide

Unit 4 Almost There – Civil War and Reconstruction – Study Guide

Unit 5 Almost There – The New South – Study Guide

Unit 6 Almost There – Early 20th Century GA – Study Guide

Unit 7 Almost There – Modern Georgia and Civil Rights – Study Guide

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Assessment Answer Keys!:

Unit 1 Almost There – Geography of Georgia-Georgia’s Beginnings Unit Test – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 2 Almost There – Exploration and Georgia Colonization Unit Test – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 3 Almost There – Revolution, Statehood, and Westward Expansion – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 4 Almost There – Civil War and Reconstruction – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 5 Almost There – The New South – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 6 Almost There – Early 20th Century GA – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 7 Almost There – Modern Georgia and Civil Rights – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide Answer Key!

D.R.A.W. – Personal Finance.

Students can use the following links to complete the D.R.A.W. lesson for Unit 9, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 9, Lesson 1.

Websites:

Career Builder Salary Calculator: Look up the job you would like to have in the future and its estimated salary.

Jumpstart Reality Check: Determine whether or not your chosen career path will allow you to live the financial life that you hope to live.

If you get done early…

Take the Money Personality Quiz

Unit 9: Personal Finance, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.

The following links contain information, activities, and assessments used during Unit 9, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 9, Lesson 1.

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 9 Lesson 1 – Personal Finance

PDF Notes – Unit 9 Lesson 1 – Personal Finance

5 W’s and H Notes Sheet – Unit 9 Lesson 1

Video Resources:

Plaxico Burress and Finance

Credit Cards

Banking

Interest

Taxes

Budgets

Government/Personal Finance Current Event Activity.

On Thursday, March 19, students will complete the Government/Personal Finance Current Event Activity. Students will be asked to select, read, and analyze two current event news articles.  Students will be instructed to utilize a selection of teacher approved websites (*see below) to find each article, one relating to Unit 8: Government and the other relating to Unit 9: Personal Finance (Economics).  After selecting, reading, and analyzing the articles, students will be asked to complete a current event for each article, using the Current Event Activity sheet (*attached below).  In order to accurately complete the assignment, students will have to include the relevant article citation, write a summary of the article, and complete a personal response to the article.  This activity will help students better understand the impact of governmental decisions on Georgia and the world (Unit 8), while also previewing economics/personal finance (Unit 9).  Completed Current Event Activity sheets will be collected at the end of each class period.

Current Events Activity Sheet

Current Event Websites:

General News Stories:

Government/Politics News Stories:

Economics News Stories:

Unit 8 Image Analysis Review Activity.

On Tuesday, March 17, students will complete the Unit 8 Image Analysis review activity. Students will be asked to analyze a series of images related to Georgia’s government. After analyzing the images, students will be asked to determine which key vocabulary term (from our Unit 8 Word Wall) the image relates to and then complete a written response explaining the person, thing, or event. This activity will help students better understand particular people, things, and events, while also reviewing content from each of the lessons contained in Unit 8.

PowerPoint: D.R.A.W. – Unit 8 Image Analysis Pictures

PDF: D.R.A.W. – Unit 8 Image Analysis Pictures

D.R.A.W. – Unit 8 Image Analysis Activity Sheet

Unit 8: Government “Almost There”/Study Guide.

The following link contains the “Almost There” Formative Assessment that was completed by students on Monday, March 16.  The “Almost There” was intended to allow students and teachers to see what information students have mastered and the information that students need to continue to work on and study.  The completed/corrected “Almost There” can also be used by students as a study guide for the upcoming Unit 8: Government Test (Wednesday, March 18).

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide Answer Key!

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