Nov. 13-17th Preview

November11

Social Studies:

SS7CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential

This week we have a quiz over Modern Conflicts.  We will then begin Government in SWA the rest of the week by reviewing Presidential and Parliamentary Democracy and then with time remaining begin comparing governments of the countries listed in the standard.  Wednesday of this week is performing arts.  If you have not sent in your permission form please bring that in ASAP (donations are accepted NOT required).  Also, our first Cultural Extension will be Friday.

Mondays and Wednesdays, Mr. Rhodes will be holding the LMS 7th grade Social Studies tutoring at 8am and all 7th graders are welcome to attend.

Science:

This past week we reviewed microscopes and started learning about cells. It is vital that student’s review their notes daily regarding cell parts.  It can be difficult for them to remember the function of each part of a cell.   More resources will be coming home to help them with this process.

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Week of Oct. 30th

October31

Please note:  Continue to view Mr. Rhodes and Mrs. Wise blog for a plethora of review games, attachments and videos. 

Social Studies:

SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East). c. Describe how land and religion plays a role in continuing conflicts in the Middle East (i.e. the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Kurdish nationalism). d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia,

This week we will be using video sources to learn about continuing conflicts in the Middle East. A writing assignment will be completed and graded at the end of the information collection portion of the activity.  There will be a summative assignment covering history of Southwest Asia from the break-up of the Ottoman Empire through the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the end of this week.  Students should be continually reviewing material each night. Students will receive a study guide Tues.

Science:

We took the Biomes Test today. We will be learning about Microscopes in the coming days as we will be starting the study of cells.

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Week of October 23rd Preview….

October23

 

Social Studies:

 

SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East). b. Explain the historical factors contributing to the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, antisemitism, the development of Zionism in Europe, and the aftermath of the Holocaust. c. Describe how land and religion plays a role in continuing conflicts in the Middle East (i.e. the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Kurdish nationalism). d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia.

 

This week we will be focusing on the creation of Israel. At the end of the week we will look closer at the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  Students will read, answer questions, and create “players” with descriptions to better help them understand the relationships and the conflicts that arose.  There will be a quiz over the creation of Israel on Thursday.  There are no summative assessments this week. Resources, as always can be found on the blog under the resource tab.

 

Science:

 

This week we will be completing notes on Freshwater and Marine Biomes. Our Biome exploration will conclude Wed. and review will take place on Thursday.  Our Biome unit test will be Friday.

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Up-coming Week of 10/9

October8

Social Studies: Please study the 10 vocabulary words for the quiz on Monday.  Students were given the ten words intended to cutting up and perhaps playing concentration or other creative study games.  Students also have an article over the Ottoman Empire that we read and started filling out a graphic organizer on the bolded words and important facts.   It would be great if the students could read this over again to become even more familiar with this information.

 

Science: We have started discussion about Biomes.  Students were pulled Friday and we started reading our 20-1 packet.  Included is information on all the different Biomes.  I will be giving students a vocabulary help aid as well so they can start studying the vocabulary.

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Preview: Week of Oct. 2nd

September24

Social Studies:

Preview of what’s to come:

We will be having our summative assessment Tues. after we return.   Please visit Mr. Rhodes blog to play various games as a way to review.

SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East). a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East following WWI led to regional conflict.

This week we will be taking out Summative Assessment Geography Unit test part 2. We will also begin our History standards by discussing the Ottoman Empire and how its breakup and the partitioning of the area in Southwest Asia after WWI led to conflicts among the regions.  We will take notes using organizers as well as working with several readings on each topic.

 

Science:

If you did not do well on the matching assessment….you REALLY need to study the large 19-1 concept map over the break!!! 

Make sure you are familiar with the vocabulary words represented on the large concept map!!

 

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Up-coming week 9/18

September16

Social Studies:

SS7G8 Analyze the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East). a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. b. Describe the diversity of religions within Southwest Asian (Middle Eastern) ethnic groups (e.g., Arabs, Persians, and Kurds).

This week we will be starting Ethnic groups from Southwest Asia with notes, practice, and a checkpoint.  We will have our test over the second ½ of the Geography Unit when we return from Fall Break.  This will cover religions, ethnic groups, and literacy rate.  A study guide will go home this week for that test.

ITBS testing will continue through Tuesday.  Our first Hawk time will be this Friday, the 22nd.  Fall break is September 24-28th.

 

Science:

We will start discussing the “water cycle”, “carbon cycle” and the “nitrogen cycle”. Students will be given a big concept map next week.   Students are encouraged to look this over and to study this.  Student’s took the 18-3 assessment today.  Also, students were given “flash cards” that they may cut up to practice the vocabulary for this unit.  5-10 min. review a day is key.

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9/8 Preview and Review

September8

Social Studies:

SS7G8 Analyze the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.
  2. Describe the diversity of religions within Southwest Asian (Middle Eastern) ethnic groups (e.g., Arabs, Persians, and Kurds).
  3. Compare and contrast the prominent religions in Southwest Asia (Middle East): Judaism, Islam, and Christianity

 

****This week we will only meet classes every other day through Thursday (3rd period meets every day) due to the ITBS testing schedule.  When classes meet we will be finishing up on the religions of SWA with a checkpoint midweek.  We will then begin taking notes over ethnic groups of SWA.  The SWA Geography Unit Test Part two will be given on September 21.

 

Please remember the deadline to turn in Cultural Extension money is September 15.

 

Science:

  • S7L4: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
  • S7L4 b. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.

 

  • Students please review your 18-3 packets.  Also, review the vocabulary that is on Learning Plan: Ecology 2.2017 Ecology-2-Learning-Plan
  • 18-3 Quiz Wed.  Make sure you know the difference between: Commensalism, Parasitism, Mutualism, Carrying Capacity, Limiting Factor, Camouflage, Warning Coloration, Coevolution.
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9/5 SS study guide answers

September6

Social Studies study guide answers:

2017 Study Guide Geography Key Part 1-A-26elsil

2017 Study Guide Geography Key Part 1-B-18fgzna

 

Study large concept map in Science

 

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Friday’s Up-date

August25

Social Studies:

Finish water assignment (graphic organizer)

Also, complete the comprehension question work sheet. This is a great review for the check point coming up over water.  

Vocab/summary/questions

Study your notes

Warm-up check coming up soon make sure you up-date missing warm-ups

Bring back Blue Cultural Extension Letter

 

Science:

HW: STUDY FOR TEST on TUESDAY!!!  Look over all your notes.  Especially the green “Learning Plan”.

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Science Vocab Help

August19

Ecology 1 vocab definitions STUDY-z39wud

Ecosystem Vocab MOD STUDY-15ltqi8

Here are two items  above that you may use to study for the Science vocabulary.  Also included, are the web-sites that the student’s had fun with on Friday.  They utilized the big screen T.V. in the Library and had a lot of fun.  More practice!  🙂

 

Food Chain Game:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers Game:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/producersconsumersgame.htm

Animal Diet Game:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animaldietgame.htm

Cool Classroom: (SKIP LOGIN!!!)  http://coolclassroom.org/cool_windows/home.html

Fun with Food Webs:  (Meadow, Arctic and Pond Food Webs)
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html

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