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First Day of School - Welcome!
A more detailed calendar is coming soon.

29 Day 2

Team Building (No Classes)

30 Day 3

Introduction:
Class syllabus
Understanding Prompt #1

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September 2013
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1 2 No School - Labor Day

3 Day 4

Finish Understanding Prompt #1
Begin Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

4 Day 5

Understanding Prompt #2
Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

5 No School - Rosh Hashanah

6 Day 6

Understanding Prompt #3
Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

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9 Day 1

Understanding Prompt #4

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

10 Day 2

Understanding Prompt #5

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

11 Day 3

Understanding Prompt #6

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

12 Day 4

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

13 Day 5

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

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16 Day 6

Understanding Prompt #7

Continue Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson

17 Day 1

Finish Shipwrecked Role-Play Lesson


18 Day 2

Review for Shipwrecked Take-Home Quiz


19 Day 3

Begin Video: History of the World in Two Hours

20 Day 4

Continue video: History of the World in Two Hours


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23 Day 5

Video: History of the World in Two Hours

Introduction to Assignment: World History Timeline

24 Day 6

Shipwrecked Take-Home Quiz Due

Video: History of the World in Two Hours

25 Day 1

Media Center Orientation (1st half of class)
Assignment: World History Timeline
(Some time in class, but most to be completed at home) - Due 9/27)
In Media Center

26 Day 2

Continue - Assignment: World History Timeline
In Media Center

27 Day 3

Assignment: Interpreting the Past

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30 Day 4

Continue Assignment: Interpreting the Past

 

     

October 2013
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1 Day 5 - NECAP Testing

No Period D.

Continue Assignment: Interpreting the Past

Textbook Section Review pg. 13 (1-6)

 

2 Day 6 - NECAP Testing

No Period F.

Assignment: Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

3 Day 1 - NECAP Testing

Continue: Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

4 Day 2

 

Homework Due: Textbook Section Review pg. 13 (1-6)

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7 Day 3

Continue: Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

8 Day 4 - NECAP Testing

Due: Assignment: World History Timeline
Continue:
Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

9 Day 5 - NECAP Testing

Period F doesn't meet

Continue: Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

10 Day 6 - NECAP Testing

Mid-Point for Trimester 1

Period D doesn't meet

Continue: Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

11 Day 1

Finish Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

 

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13 14 No School - Columbus Day

15 Day 2 - 8th Grade NECAP Testing

SLO1 Task 1

Finish Motel of the Mysteries Analyzing and Interpreting Artifacts Activity

HW: Shang dynasty tomb artifacts graphic organizer

16 Day 3 - 8th Grade NECAP Testing

SLO2 Task 1

Assignment: Assembling an Archeological Team

17 Day 4

Continue Assignment: Assembling an Archeological Team

18 Day 5

Continue Assignment: Assembling an Archeological Team

Understanding Task #14

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21 Day 6

Prompt #15

Finish Assignment: Assembling an Archeological Team

22 Day 1

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

23 Day 2

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

24 Day 3

Progress Reports Go Home

Video: Ape to Man
(I will out at a professional development seminar)

25 Day 4

Video: Ape to Man
(I will out at a professional development seminar)

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28 Day 5

Finish: Video: Ape to Man

Textbook S.R. pg. 18 (1-6)

29 Day 6

Field Trip to Salem

30 Day 1

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

31 Day 2

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

  

November 2013
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      1 No School - Professional Development Day2
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4 Day 3

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

5 Day 4

Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

6 Day 5

Finish Assignment: What do we know about our human ancestors?

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

 

7 Day 6

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

8 Day 1

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

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10 11 No School - Veterans Day

12 Day 2

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

13 Day 3

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

14 Day 4

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

15 Day 5

Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

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18 Day 6

Finish Assignment: Ardipithecus Ramidus - Challenging Our Understanding of History Through Primary & Secondary Sources

Introduction to class blog on social media

19 Day 1

Survey Works - All classes in the computer lab.

If time, work on class blog.

20 Day 2

Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life

21 Day 3

1/2 Day - Parent Conferences

Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life

22 Day 4

Trimester 1 Ends

Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life

 

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25 Day 5

Video: Birth of a Civilization

Trimester 2 Begins

Ongoing HW for week: Blog

26 Day 6

Video: Birth of a Civilization

27 Day 1

Video: Birth of a Civilization

28 No School

Happy Thanksgiving

29 No School30

December 2013
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2 Day 2

Video: Birth of a Civilization

All week: Ongoing Blog Assignment

3 Day 3

Finish Video: Birth of a Civilization

Take Home Quiz: Comprehension Questions from the Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life
(Use the Video: Birth of a Civilization as well to answer the questions. Use evidence to back up your answers.)

4Day 4

Take Home Quiz: Comprehension Questions from the Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life
(Use the Video: Birth of a Civilization as well to answer the questions. Use evidence to back up your answers.)

Textbook Section Review pg. 34 (1-6)

5 Day 5

Review Take Home Quiz: Comprehension Questions from the Assignment: From Paleolithic to Neolithic - Identifying Changes in Daily Life

SLO 2 - Task #2 Paleolithic to Neolithic Shelter.

6 Day 6

Assignment: Understanding Why Paleolithic Art Was Created (Primary v. Secondary Source Interpretation)

 

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9 Day 1

Assignment: Understanding Why Paleolithic Art Was Created (Primary v. Secondary Source Interpretation)

SLO 1 - Task #2: Paleolithic Art

10 Day 2

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History

11 Day 3

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History

12 Day 4

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History

13 Day 5

Class Blog Due

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History

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16 Day 6

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History - Finish article

 

17 Day 1

Assignment:The Birth of Religion - Challenging History - Finish article

18 Day 2

Video: Lost Civilization - Gobekli Tepe (Take notes)

19 Day 3

Video: Lost Civilization - Gobekli Tepe

20 Day 4

Finish Video: Lost Civilization - Gobekli Tepe

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January 2014
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    1 No School

2 Day 5

Assignment: Discovering How Sumerian City-States Emerged

3 Day 6

No school due to snow.

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6 Day 1

Assignment: Discovering How Sumerian City-States Emerged

Gobekli Tepe Quiz Due (Comprehension questions in assignment)

7 Day 2

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

8 Day 3

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

9 Day 4

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

10 Day 5

Team Geography Bee Competition

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13 Day 6

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

14 Day 1

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

15 Day 2

Geography Bee (After school 2:30-3:30PM)

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization

16 Day 3

Video: Iraq - The Cradle of Civlization

17 Day 4

Video: Iraq - The Cradle of Civlization

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20 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

21 Day 5

Assignment: Sumerian Achievements - Reflections of Civilization (Writing prompt on U.S. civilization)

22 Day 6

No School - Snow Day

23 Day 1

Assignment: Mapping the Physiographic Features of Ancient Egypt and the Near East

24 Day 2

Assignment: Mapping the Physiographic Features of Ancient Egypt and the Near East

 

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27 Day 3

Video: Ancient Egypt - The Gift of the Nile

Begin Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

28 Day 4

Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

29 Day 5

Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

30 Day 6

Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

31 Day 1

Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

 

February 2014
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2

3 Day 2

Due - Assignment: Understanding Geography's Effect on Settlement in the Three Regions

Lesson: Applying the Code of Hammurabi to Babylonian Court Cases

4 Day 3

Progress Reports Go Home

Lesson: Applying the Code of Hammurabi to Babylonian Court Cases

5 Day 4

Lesson: Applying the Code of Hammurabi to Babylonian Court Cases

6 Day 5

Lesson: Applying the Code of Hammurabi to Babylonian Court Cases

7 Day 6

Lesson: Applying the Code of Hammurabi to Babylonian Court Cases

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10 Day 1

Video: Egypt Beyond the Pyramids - The Daily Life of Ancient Egyptians

11 Day 2

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

12 Day 3

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

13 Day 4

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

14 Day 5

 

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24 Day 6

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

25 Day 1

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

26 Day 2

Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

27 Day 3

Video: Engineering Egypt

28 Day 4

Video: Engineering Egypt

 

March 2014
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3 Day 5

Computer Lab: Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life - Use Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. work. Follow the directions and view a student example.

4 Day 6

Computer Lab: Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life - PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. work.

5 Day 1

Computer Lab: Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life - PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. work.

6 Day 2

Computer Lab: Lesson/Activity: Creating Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life - PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. work.

7 Day 3

Video: The Jewish People - A Story of Survival

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10 Day 4

Video: The Jewish People - A Story of Survival

 

11 Day 5

Video: The Jewish People - A Story of Survival

12 Day 6

Due: Illustrated Journals About Egyptian Daily Life

Lesson: Origins of Judaism - The History of the Ancient Israelites

13 Day 1

Lesson: Origins of Judaism - The History of the Ancient Israelites

14 Day 2

Video: Blood & Tears - Arab-Israeli Conflict

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17 Day 3

Finish Video: Blood & Tears - Arab-Israeli Conflict

Lesson: Origins of Judaism - The History of the Ancient Israelites

18 Day 4

SLO on Ancient Egypt.

19 Day 5

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Project WebQuest

20 Day 6

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Project WebQuest

21 Day 1

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research

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24 Day 2

Lesson: Beginnings of Christianity

Conferencing on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research Arguments

25 Day 3

Lesson: Beginnings of Christianity

26 Day 4

Lesson: Beginnings of Christianity (Due for HW anything not finished)

27 Day 5

Quiz on Christianity (PDF Version).

Video: Islam - Empire of Faith: The Messenger

28 Day 6

Video: Islam - Empire of Faith: The Messenger

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31 Day 1

Finish Video: Islam - Empire of Faith: The Messenger

 

     

April 2014
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1 PARCC Testing Day 2

Movie: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

2 PARCC Testing Day 3

Movie: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

3 Parent Conferences (after school) & PARCC Testing Day 4

Movie: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

4 Day 5

Movie: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

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7 Day 6

Finish Movie: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

8 Day 1

Due: Movie Assignment: Promises (On the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)

SLO Task

9 Day 2

SLO Task

10 Day 3

Finishing research for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Project.

11 Day 4

Video: Why Ancient Egypt Fell

 

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14 Day 5

Finish Video: Why Ancient Egypt Fell

Begin: Predicting Areas of Early Settlement in India

15 Day 6

Lesson: Predicting Areas of Early Settlement in India

 

16 Day 1

Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

17 Day 2

Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

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28 Day 3

Video: The Story of India (Episode 1: The Beginnings)

29 Day 4

Finish Video: The Story of India (Episode 1: The Beginnings)

Due: Speeches for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Project

30 Day 5

UN debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

   

May 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    

1 Day 6

Continue UN debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

2 Day 1

Continue UN debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

3
4

5 Day 2

UN debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

6 Day 3

UN debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

7 Day 4

Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

8 Day 5

Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

9 Day 6

Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

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11 Happy Mother's Day

12Day 1

Finish Lesson: Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjo-Daro

 

13 Day 2

Finish Video: Religions of the World - Hinduism 1998

14 Day 3

Finish Video: Religions of the World - Hinduism 1998

15 Day 4

Finish Video: Religions of the World - Hinduism 1998

Prompt #48

16 Day 5

Lesson: Creating a Mandala of Hindu Beliefs

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19 Day 6

Lesson: Creating a Mandala of Hindu Beliefs

20 Day 1

No classes for SS. Released at 11:30.

21 Day 2

Video: The Ramayana

22 Day 3

Video: The Ramayana

23 Day 4

Video: The Ramayana

Due: Lesson: Creating a Mandala of Hindu Beliefs

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26 Memorial Day

No School.

27 Day 5

Video: The Ramayana

28 Day 6

Finish Video: The Ramayana

29 Day 1

Lesson: Discovering Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

30 Day 2

Movie Day

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June 2014
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2 Day 3

Lesson: Discovering Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

3 Day 4

Finish Lesson: Discovering Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

4 Day 5

Video: The Life of the Buddha

5 Day 6

Video: The Life of the Buddha

6 Day 1

Video: The Life of the Buddha

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9 Day 2

Video: Varanasi - City of Light

10 Day 3

Lesson: Interpreting Ashoka's Edicts

11 Day 4

Lesson: Interpreting Ashoka's Edicts

12 Day 5

Lesson: Interpreting Ashoka's Edicts

13 Day 6

Video: The Story of India Episode 2

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15 16 Day 1- Field Day

17 Day 2

Amnesty Day - Revisions/Make Up, etc.

18 Day 3 - Lake Compounce Trip

 

19 Day 4

Alternate schedule - TBD.

20 Last Day - Make ups

Happy Summer Vacation!

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