Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Today's Recap, 12/14

Today in Class:
  • DUE: Ch 10.2 Cornell notes (Stamp)
  • Review Ch. 10 PowerPoint on Google Classroom
    • Complete the graphic organizer hand out before Finals; it will be half of your notes packet
  • Finish Map Activity (This will be the other half of your notes packet due on finals day.)
    • Homework: Finish your mask!! Presentations tomorrow.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Today's Recap, 12/13

    Today in Class:
    • Test Corrections after school Wednesday and Thursday in Room 403
    • Check Infinite Campus for errors in your grade entry
    • Review Imperialism Mask Requirements
    • Map Activity (Due in Notes Packet on finals day.)
      • Homework: Ch. 10.2 Cornell Notes, Continue working on your mask project
      Reminder: I will be collecting canned food until 12/14.  If you would like to use the late passes you collect from donating canned food you may start submitting assignments immediately.  You may submit a late or incomplete assignment for full credit for every two cans of food you donated.  Up to three (3) passes may be carried over into second semester.

      Monday, December 12, 2016

      Today's Recap, 12/12

      Today in Class:
      • Chapter 9 Test!
        • Test Corrections after school Wednesday and Thursday in Room 403
      • Collect Notes Packet
        • Lecture Notes- Intro to Imperialism (PPT)
        • Lecture Notes- Race for Empire (PPT)
      • Collect Homework Packet
        • Ch. 9.1 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 9.2 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 9.3 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 9.4 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 9.5 Cornell Notes
      • Homework: Ch. 10.1 Cornell Notes, Continue working on your mask project
      Reminder: I will be collecting canned food until 12/14.  If you would like to use the late passes you collect from donating canned food you may start submitting assignments immediately.  You may submit a late or incomplete assignment for full credit for every two cans of food you donated.  Up to three (3) passes may be carried over into second semester.

      Friday, December 9, 2016

      Today's Recap, 12/9

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Imperialism Research to turnitin.com
        • List in class who successfully submitted assignments
      • Kahoot!
      • Homework: Study for Chapter 9 Test (Study Guide)
      Reminder: I will be collecting canned food until 12/14.  If you would like to use the late passes you collect from donating canned food you may start submitting assignments immediately.  You may submit a late or incomplete assignment for full credit for every two cans of food you donated.  Up to three (3) passes may be carried over into second semester.

      Thursday, December 8, 2016

      Today's Recap: 12/8

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 9.5 Cornell Notes
      • Lecture Notes: Race for Empire (continued)
      • Short Video: Shaka Zulu-Final Attack (guns vs. spears)
      • Crash Course: Imperialism
        • Transcript included in link above
      • Work Time(?)
        • Work with partner on research questions
          • Create parenthetical citations and works cited page
      • Homework: Finish Imperialism Project Research (Due: tomorrow)
          • Submit one typed copy to turnitin.com by Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.
            • Include heading with both partners' names
            • Include title "Imperialism Research: (Your Country)"
            • Include parenthetical citations after every response
            • Include a works cited page at the very end of the document with all three of your sources
          • Submit one written copy in class on Friday
            • Include names of both partners
            • Include parenthetical citations after each response
            • Include a hand written or typed copy of your works cited page.

      How to Cite Online Sources, 12/8

      Easybib.com guide to citing online sources in MLA format

      Citing online sources

      Generally, follow the same principals of parenthetical citations to cite online sources. Refer to the author, and if possible, a permanent identifier that would be the same for any reader.

      Examples:

      The economy will rebound with the new monetary policies (Smith).

      Solar power will become the primary source of energy (Williams 2).

      Citing online sources with no author

      If there is no author, use the title that begins the citation, either the article or website title. Be sure it also takes the same formatting, i.e. articles are in quotes and website titles are italicized. Shorten / abbreviate the name of the source but ensure that your reader can easily identify it in your works cited (abbreviate the title starting with the same word in which it is alphabetized).

      Examples:

      Elephants are thought to be one of the smartest mammals (“Smart Elephants”).

      Nineteen men and women were convicted (Salem Witchcraft Trials).

      Note: Ideally, when citing online sources, try to reference the source within your sentence, with either the author or the title to avoid writing a parenthetical citation.

      Where to put the parenthetical citations:

      Place parenthetical citations at the end of the sentence you are paraphrasing and quoting. For example: The destruction of the argentine is due to many socioeconomic factors (Taylor 33).
      Even when quoting, place the parenthetical citations after the quotations.

      Example:

      “Mamma always said stupid is as stupid does” (Gump 89).

      Wednesday, December 7, 2016

      Today's Recap: 12/7

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 9.4 Cornell Notes
      • Lecture Notes: Race for Empire
      • Work Time
        • Finish "The Rhodes Colossus" Political Cartoon SOAPSTone & Question (in Google Classroom)
        • Work with partner on research questions
          • Explore World Book Online
          • Create parenthetical citations and works cited page
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 9.5 Cornell Notes 
        • Continue Imperialism Project Research (Due: Friday)
          • Submit one typed copy to turnitin.com by Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.
            • Include heading with both partners' names
            • Include title "Imperialism Research: (Your Country)"
            • Include parenthetical citations after every response
            • Include a works cited page at the very end of the document with all three of your sources
          • Submit one written copy in class on Friday
            • Include names of both partners
            • Include parenthetical citations after each response
            • Include a hand written or typed copy of your works cited page.

      Tuesday, December 6, 2016

      Today's Recap: 12/6

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 9.4 Cornell Notes
      • Lecture Notes: Review arguments for/against imperialism (Intro to Imperialism PPT)
      • Rhodes Colossus Political Cartoon
        • SOAPSTone assignment in Google Classroom (Due in Class)
      • Homework: Begin Ch. 9.5 Cornell Notes (Due: Thursday)
        • Continue Imperialism Project Research
          • Ethereal
          • Worldbook Online
          • G.O.L.D.
          • Failure to have complete and accurate sources will constitute academic dishonesty and drop your grade to a zero.  You are responsible for the accuracy of the content in your paper, so don’t make up information.

      Monday, December 5, 2016

      Today's Recap: 12/5

      Today in Class:

      Friday, December 2, 2016

      Today's Recap: 12/2

      Today in Class:

      Thursday, December 1, 2016

      Today's Recap, 12/1

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 9.1 Cornell Notes
      • Online Calendar Updated
      • Flocabulary: Imperialism
        • Exit Ticket in Google Classroom
      • Introduce Imperialism Mask Project
        • Choose countries
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 9.1 Cornell Notes (Due tomorrow)

      Wednesday, November 30, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/30

      Today in Class:
      • Achieve 3000- "The Annexation
      • How to Complete Achieve 3000 Articles
        • Complete the Before Reading Poll
        • Read the article and write three summaries under "Setting the Purpose," one at the beginning, one in the middle, and one at the end. Each summary should be 2-3 sentences.
        • Complete the activity questions/quiz.  Your grade is determined by your first response.
        • Label your article notes (do not erase them!) and begin your Thought Question response.  Your response should be an 8 sentence ABCC paragraph.
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 9.1 Cornell Notes (Due tomorrow)

      Tuesday, November 29, 2016

      Today's Recap 11/29

      Today in Class:
      • Chapter 6 & 8 Test! (Test Corrections Wednesday and Thursday after school in Room 401)
      • Notes Packet:
        • Video Notes: Mankind Revolutions
        • Lecture Notes: Ch. 6.4 & 8.1
      • Homework Packet:
        • 6.1- The Industrial Revolution Spreads
        • 6.2- The Rise of Cities
        • 6.3- Changing Attitudes and Values
        • 8.2- Social and Economic Reform in Britain
      • Homework: Begin Ch. 9.1 Cornell Notes (Due Thursday)

      Monday, November 28, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/28

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 8.2 Cornell Notes 
      • Invention Ad Presentations
      • Homework: Study for Chapter 6 & 8 Test tomorrow (Study Guide)
      • Notes Packet:
        • Video Notes: Mankind Revolutions
        • Lecture Notes: Ch. 6.4 & 8.1
      • Homework Packet:
        • 6.1- The Industrial Revolution Spreads
        • 6.2- The Rise of Cities
        • 6.3- Changing Attitudes and Values
        • 8.2- Social and Economic Reform in Britain

      Friday, November 18, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/18

      Today in Class:
      REMINDER: Chapter 6 & 8 Test on Tuesday, 11/29!! (Study Guide)
      Due on Test Day-
      • Notes Packet:
        • Video Notes: Mankind Revolutions
        • Lecture Notes: Ch. 6.4 & 8.1
      • Homework Packet:
        • 6.1- The Industrial Revolution Spreads
        • 6.2- The Rise of Cities
        • 6.3- Changing Attitudes and Values
        • 8.2- Social and Economic Reform in Britain

      Thursday, November 17, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/17

      Today in Class:

      Wednesday, November 16, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/16

      Today in Class:
      • DUE: Ch. 6.1 Cornell Notes (collected)
      • Test Corrections Today and Thursday after school in Room 403
      • Test Make Ups today after school in Room 401
      • Finish Video Notes: Mankind-Revolutions
        • Focus topics: Factories, Coal, Trains, Cities, Disease, Sewers, British Empire, Carbine Rifle with Interchangeable Parts, Surgery and Anesthesia, Why North Won Civil War
      • Homework: Ch. 6.1 Cornell Notes DUE: Wednesday (Remember the five steps!!!)
      Announcements

      Today: Rachel's Challenge: (Assembly Schedule) Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel’s story and started the non-profit organization that is Rachel's Challenge today. (For more information, visit http://rachelschallenge.org/about-us)

      Toni's Toy Drive:  In memory of Toni Gutierrez, former staff member at Valhalla, we will be continuing our annual toy drive in her honor with Toni's Toys, starting on Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, December 9th. Students can stop by the Guidance Center (starting on Wednesday, November 16th) to pick a tag off the holiday tree which will have the age and gender of a child to purchase a toy for. Then bring in the new unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. Students can keep the tag as a reminder of what they did and place it somewhere special at home. Toys will be donated to multiple community agencies throughout El Cajon.

      Valhalla Theatre Arts Department Presents Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Classic play, with a modern twist. At such a contentious time in America, Julius Caesar couldn't be more relevant. Examining the the use of the mob to acquire power and sway public opinion, Julius Caesar takes the audience on a ride that, at times, looks all too familiar. Shakespeare, being a master of bringing true humanity to the stage, allows us a glimpse into the minds of some of the most famous historical characters that ever lived.
      @ Valhalla High School's newly modernized Theatre
      Tickets available on valhallatheatre.com
      Production Dates:
      December 8th, 14th, 15th @ 6pm  
      December 9th,10th, 16th @ 7pm 
      & December 17th @ 2pm 

      Tuesday, November 15, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/15

      Today in Class:
      • Test Corrections Wednesday and Thursday after school in Room 403
      • Test Make Ups on Wednesday after school in Room 401
      • Invention Ads (Infomercials)
        • Partners and Inventions assigned
        • Infomercials performed this Friday
      • Video Notes: Mankind-Revolutions
        • Focus topics: Factories, Coal, Trains, Cities, Disease, Sewers, British Empire, Carbine Rifle with Interchangeable Parts, Surgery and Anesthesia, Why North Won Civil War
      • Homework: Ch. 6.1 Cornell Notes DUE: Wednesday (Remember the five steps!!!)
      Announcements

      Today: Rachel's Challenge: (Assembly Schedule) Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel’s story and started the non-profit organization that is Rachel's Challenge today. (For more information, visit http://rachelschallenge.org/about-us)

      Toni's Toy Drive:  In memory of Toni Gutierrez, former staff member at Valhalla, we will be continuing our annual toy drive in her honor with Toni's Toys, starting on Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, December 9th. Students can stop by the Guidance Center (starting on Wednesday, November 16th) to pick a tag off the holiday tree which will have the age and gender of a child to purchase a toy for. Then bring in the new unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. Students can keep the tag as a reminder of what they did and place it somewhere special at home. Toys will be donated to multiple community agencies throughout El Cajon.

      Valhalla Theatre Arts Department Presents Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Classic play, with a modern twist. At such a contentious time in America, Julius Caesar couldn't be more relevant. Examining the the use of the mob to acquire power and sway public opinion, Julius Caesar takes the audience on a ride that, at times, looks all too familiar. Shakespeare, being a master of bringing true humanity to the stage, allows us a glimpse into the minds of some of the most famous historical characters that ever lived.
      @ Valhalla High School's newly modernized Theatre
      Tickets available on valhallatheatre.com
      Production Dates:
      December 8th, 14th, 15th @ 6pm  
      December 9th,10th, 16th @ 7pm 
      & December 17th @ 2pm 

      Monday, November 14, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/14

      Today in Class:
      • Chapter 5 Test
      • Turn in Lecture Notes packet
        • Industrial Revolution in Great Britain (PPT)
        • Video Notes: Living During the Industrial Revolution
      • Turn in Homework packet
        • 5.1: Dawn of the Industrial Age
        • 5.2: Britain Leads the Way
        • 5.3: Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution
        • 5.4: New Ways of Thinking
      • Homework: Ch. 6.1 Cornell Notes DUE: Wednesday (Remember the five steps!!!)
      Announcements

      Rachel's Challenge: (Assembly Schedule) Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel’s story and started the non-profit organization that is Rachel's Challenge today. (For more information, visit http://rachelschallenge.org/about-us)

      Toni's Toy Drive:  In memory of Toni Gutierrez, former staff member at Valhalla, we will be continuing our annual toy drive in her honor with Toni's Toys, starting on Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, December 9th. Students can stop by the Guidance Center (starting on Wednesday, November 16th) to pick a tag off the holiday tree which will have the age and gender of a child to purchase a toy for. Then bring in the new unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. Students can keep the tag as a reminder of what they did and place it somewhere special at home. Toys will be donated to multiple community agencies throughout El Cajon.

      Valhalla Theatre Arts Department Presents Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Classic play, with a modern twist. At such a contentious time in America, Julius Caesar couldn't be more relevant. Examining the the use of the mob to acquire power and sway public opinion, Julius Caesar takes the audience on a ride that, at times, looks all too familiar. Shakespeare, being a master of bringing true humanity to the stage, allows us a glimpse into the minds of some of the most famous historical characters that ever lived.
      @ Valhalla High School's newly modernized Theatre
      Tickets available on valhallatheatre.com
      Production Dates:
      December 8th, 14th, 15th @ 6pm  
      December 9th,10th, 16th @ 7pm 
      & December 17th @ 2pm 


      Thursday, November 10, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/10

      Today in Class:
      Chapter 5 Test Monday!!!

      Wednesday, November 9, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/9

      Today in Class:
      • Minimum Day
      • Due: Ch. 5.3 KT/AB(Stamped)
      • Return 5.1 and 5.2
      • Flocabulary: Industrial Revolution and Exit Ticket assignment in Google Classroom
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 5.4 KT/AB3 (Due tomorrow) 
      • Next Test: Chapter 5 on Monday, 11/14 (Study Guide)

      Tuesday, November 8, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/8

      Today in Class:
      • Due: Ch. 5.2 KT/AB(Collected)
      • Unit 2 Multiple Choice small slips distributed
      • Video Notes: Living During the Industrial Revolution
      • Ideology Survey in Google Classroom (Visit www.isidewith.com and answer the questions in the Google Classroom assignment.)
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 5.3 KT/AB3 (Due tomorrow) an finish ideology assignment if necessary.
      • Next Test: Chapter 5 on Monday, 11/14 (Study Guide)

      Monday, November 7, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/7

      Today in Class:

      Friday, November 4, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/4

      Today in Class:
      • Unit 2 Multiple Choice Exam!!
      • Homework: Ch. 5.1 KT/AB3 (Due Monday)

      Thursday, November 3, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/3

      Today in Class:
      • Unit 2 Writing Exam!!
      • Homework: Review for Unit 2 Multiple Choice Exam tomorrow!
        • Lecture Note Packet:
          • Ideologies PowerPoint
          • Latin America Revolutions Notes (poster presentations and Crash Course)
          • Outline Map Worksheet
        • Homework Packet
          • Ch. 4.1 KT/AB3
          • Ch. 7.1 KT/AB3
          • Ch. 4.3 KT/AB
          • OPTIONAL: Ch. 4.2 KT/AB3 (If complete, will replace a zero or late HW score with a 10)

      Wednesday, November 2, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/2

      Today in Class:

      Tuesday, November 1, 2016

      Today's Recap, 11/1

      Today in Class:

      Monday, October 31, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/31

      Today in Class:
      • Due: Ch. 4.3 KT/AB3 (Stamp tomorrow)
      • Cycles of Revolution group poster
        • Join a group of 3-4
        • Receive a location (Haiti, Mexico and Central America, or South America)
        • Create a poster with information about the cycle of revolution for your area. Include a TITLE and SIX boxes of information.  Have an IMAGE for each box.
          1. Poor gov’t: political, social, economic, racial problems
          2. Ideas spread (How? Who spread them?)
          3. Mass protests, riots, violent rebellion (The Spark)
          4. Gov’t relaxes control or strikes back (Which? Examples?)
          5. Revolutionary leaders gain power (Who? How do they gain power?)
          6. Old gov’t overthrown/ new gov’t established (Possible abuses of new power? What happened to old leader?)
        • We will present posters in class and take notes tomorrow.
      • Homework: Bring Ch. 4.3 KT/AB3 for a stamp, prepare poster for presentation tomorrow.

      Happy Halloween!!!

      Friday, October 28, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/28

      Today in Class:
      •  Show Revolution Project videos in class
      • Homework: Finish Ch. 4.3 KT/AB3 for Monday

      Thursday, October 27, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/27

      Today in Class:
      • Substitute Teacher: Ms. Loewenstein
      • Return 4.1 KT/AB3
      • Complete 7.1 KT/ABin class
      • Homework: Begin 4.3 KT/AB3 (Due Monday, 10/31)

      Wednesday, October 26, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/26

      Today in Class:
      • Peer Evaluation in Google Classroom
      • Review final project requirements
        • Scene: Reports of problems provoking revolution (from Old Nation’s history)
        • Revolutionary speech in front of a rowdy crowd
        • Propaganda poster shown in a scene; type of propaganda explained in the video and the credits
        • A scene of the spark that starts the revolution
        • Interview with a poor peasant who is celebrating as the revolution successfully overthrows the old government/king
        • Introduction of the new symbolic flag; symbolism explained in the video
        • Scene: Examples of abuses by the new government to maintain their power
        • Credits, including group members/contribution, propaganda type, and stock footage sources 
      • Credits: 
        • 1) Who worked on which part? 
        • 2) What type of propaganda is used in the poster? 
        • 3) Cite your source for every clip of stock footage you used.
      • Rubric
      • Homework: Finish editing video and upload link to Google Classroom before 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.

      Tuesday, October 25, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/25

      Today in Class:
      •  Peer evaluation in Google Classroom
      • Review flag requirements for Revolution Project
      • Work time
        • Flag
        • Propaganda poster
        • Filming/editing
      • Homework: Continue working on the Revolution Project video.  Your link is due to Google Classroom by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday!
      HEADS UP!!  Your Unit Exams are coming up next week (Thursday and Friday)!!  Please make sure to check out this UNIT 2 STUDY GUIDE either here or from the Google Classroom study guide folder.

      Monday, October 24, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/24

      Today in Class:
      • Complete peer evaluation in Google Classroom
      • Review Week 11 Calendar 
      • Discuss Propaganda Poster
      • Work time
        • Propaganda Poster
        • Flag
        • Video storyboard? Script? Practice editing in WeVideo?
      • Homework: Continue working on propaganda poster, flag, and video!

      Friday, October 21, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/21

      Today in Class:
      • Peer evaluation form in Google Classroom
      • Ideology notes, continued
      • Show examples of revolutionary or inspirational speeches
      • Work time
        • Remember, this project is 150 points in each class (English/History) so 300 POINTS!!  (work hard)
      • Homework: One member of the group submits your completed Revolutionary Speech to turnitin.com before Monday, 10/24 at 9:30 a.m.  Requirements for the speech are found on page 3 of the Revolution Project directions which can also be found in Google Classroom from the post on the first day of the project.

      Thursday, October 20, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/20

      Today in Class:
      • Begin notes on Ideologies
      • Work Period
        • Determine you ficticious nation's history
        • Make sure it is BAD (otherwise, why have a revolution?)
          • Political problems
          • Economic problems
          • Religious problems (invent your own religion?)
        • Nation can be anything (in space? Why not!)
        • No nations with racist, sexist, or inappropriate themes
      • Division of Labor
        • Old Nation’s History
        • Revolutionary Speech
        • Propaganda Poster
        • New Nation’s Flag
        • Video
        • Acting (EVERYONE!  When will you film?)
        • Filming
        • Editing
      • Homework: One person from the group submit's the completed Old Nation's History in Google Classroom.

      Wednesday, October 19, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/19

      Today in Class:
      •  Important Dates:
        • Fri. 10/21- Revolution Project Nation’s History
        • Mon. 10/24- Revolution Project Speech
        • Thu. 10/27- Revolution Project Video Link/Bring Flag (poster?)
        • Thu. 11/3- Unit 2 Writing Exam
        • Fri. 11/4- Unit 2 Multiple Choice Exam
      • Collect Ch. 4.1 KT/AB
      • Russian Revolution Test Results
        • Small slips distributed
        • Test Corrections Thurs/Fri in Room 403 after school
      • Intro to Revolution Project in Google Classroom
      • Homework: Brainstorm ideas for your fictional nation's history (see page two of Revolution Project directions linked above.)

      Tuesday, October 18, 2016

      Monday, October 17, 2016

      Russian Revolution Test, 10/17

      Today in Class:
      • Russian Revolution Test
      • Collect Lecture Notes
        • Video-Russia: Land of the Tsars
        • PowerPoint- Russian Revolution
      • Collect Homework Packets
        • Ch. 7.5 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 11.5 Cornell Notes
        • Ch. 13.4 Cornell Notes
      • Homework: Begin reading Ch. 4.1 and start KTAB3 (DUE: Wednesday)
      Announcements:

      Friday, October 14, 2016

      Thursday, October 13, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/13

      Today in Class:

      Wednesday, October 12, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/12

      Today in Class:

      • Return 7.5
      • Stamp 11.5
      • Pass out small slips
        • Test Corrections Thursday and Friday after school in Room 403
        • Bring your textbook and small slip!
      • Finish Video notes
      • Work period
      • Homework: Begin 13.4


      Tuesday, October 11, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/11

      Today in Class:

      Monday, October 10, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/10

      Today in Class:

      Friday, October 7, 2016

      Chapter 3 Test, 10/7

      Chapter 3 French Revolution Test today!!

      Today in Class:
      • Turn in Homework and Lecture Note Packets
      • Pick up Russian Revolution assignment sheet
      • Review Test Rules
      • Take Chapter 3 Test (Make ups are on Wednesday after school in Room 401)
      • Homework: 7.5 Cornell Notes

      Thursday, October 6, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/6


      KUSI Alarm Clock Pep Rally SchedulePlease remember to ORANGE OUT if you plan to attend the alarm clock pep rally.  Students will begin meeting in the gym tomorrow beginning at 6:30 a.m.

      For those who were absent yesterday, please take Cornell notes on the French Revolution video linked there (first 25 minutes or so).  In class we made it through Jacques Necker.

      Objective question: What events, people, and ideas inspired the French Revolution?
      (Write the terms below on the left side of your notes, and 3-4 bullet points from the video on the right side.)
      Versailles
      Louis Capet (Louis XVI)
      Marie Antoinette
      Maximilien Robespierre
      three Estates/ancien regime
      Age of Enlightenment
      Louis XVI & Am. Revolution
      Marie A.’s life @ Versailles
      Importance of Bread
      Jacques Necker
      Estates General
      Tennis Court Oath
      National Assembly
      King’s troops
      Bastille
      Revolt vs. Revolution
      Declaration of the Rights of Man (DRM)
      Women’s March on Versailles
      Louis signs DRM
      Royal family moves to Tuileries in Paris

      Today in Class:

      Wednesday, October 5, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/5

      Today in Class:
      • Turn in hard copy of Comic Strip
      • Turn in digital copy of Comic Strip to Google Classroom
      • Video Notes: The French Revolution
      • Homework: Ch 3.4 Cornell Notes DUE tomorrow

      School Announcements:
      • GOT PLANS? (FLYER)
        Got Plans? Career/College Fair is for 9th-12th grade students and their parents.  Got Plans? is this SATURDAY October 8th , from 10 am to 1 pm, at Cuyamaca College. This event is for ALL students: those preparing to go directly into the work force, military, vocational/trade school, 2 year college or 4 year college/university.

        The format for the Career and College Fair is one in which students and parents can browse among fair participants located in well-marked areas on the Cuyamaca Campus choosing institutions that are of interest.  Our fabulous Link Crew will be there to point families in the right direction.  Each representative will have their own table and be available to answer questions.

        The day includes many different 45-min. workshops to help parents and students plan for the future.  These sessions will be held in nearby classrooms with presenters speaking about college admissions, transfer options, financial aid, admissions tests, college essays, athletics, career trends, health careers, public safety careers, and more.

      • PSAT (FLYER)  Wednesday, October 19th  7:15 a.m. to 10:18 a.m. 
        Registration for the PSAT is open to 10th and 11th grade students from Sept. 26 – Oct. 7, 2016 and may be completed online at valhalla.guhsd.net or in the Finance Office.

        Practice for the NEW SAT and gain access to valuable resources such as prep courses through Khan Academy and more! LIMITED TESTS AVAILABLE!

      Tuesday, October 4, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/4

      Substitute today: Mrs. Elliott

      Today in Class:
      • Achieve 3000- "Freedom: How We Got It" (Due by tonight if not finished in class.)
      • Homework:
        • Finish Achieve if not finished in class
        • French Revolution Comic DUE tomorrow
          • Hard copy 
          • Digital copy submitted to Google Classroom
      Achieve 3000
      • Complete the "Before Reading" Poll
      • Read the article and write THREE (3) summaries under "Setting the Purpose"
      • Complete the Activity (Your grade is based on your first answer.)
      • Write an 8 sentence ABC2 response to the Thought Question
        • A) Address the Prompt (Thesis)
        • B) Back it up with evidence #1
        • C) Connect your evidence #1 to your thesis
        • B) Back it up with evidence #2
        • C) Connect your evidence #2 to your thesis
        • B) Back it up with evidence #3
        • C) Connect your evidence #3 to your thesis
        • C) Conclude!


      Monday, October 3, 2016

      Today's Recap, 10/3

      Today in Class:
      • Stamp 3.3 Cornell Notes
      • Submit comic strip storyboard to Google Classroom (see assignment)
      • Use http://www.bibme.org/ for storyboard citations in MLA format and to create a "works cited" page
      • Comic Strips must be submitted as a hard copy (an actual paper with your cartoon on it) AND as a digital copy.  
      • To make a digital copy:
        • Scan your artwork at home or using a scanner in the library
        • Take a HIGH QUALITY photo of your artwork using your cell phone
          • Image should be cropped to remove distracting elements and show only the artwork
          • Image should not have any shadows across the artwork from the camera or photographer
          • Image should be well-lit and not have glare, shadows, uneven lighting, or other signs of poor image quality
      • Week 8 At a Glance
      • Homework: Continue working on your comic strip and finish submitting storyboard if not finished in class

      Friday, September 30, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/30

      Happy Friday!!

      Today in Class:
      • Turn in Ch. 3.2 Cornell Notes
      • Flocabulary: French Revolution
      • Exit Ticket (10 questions based on the Flocabulary, see Google Classroom for questions and a copy of the lyrics)
      • Sign up for your Comic Strip Topic (1 of 5 options)
      • Work Period (work on Comic Strip or Ch. 3.3 Cornell Notes)
      • Homework
        • Complete a storyboard for your 6 cell comic strip.  Have a 1-2 sentence description of what you plan to draw for each of the 6 cells (10-12 sentences total, labeled by cell)
        • Ch. 3.3 Cornell Notes
        • Start reviewing for Chapter 3 Test on Friday, 10/7
      Helpful websites for creating your Comic Strip digitally:
      • http://www.storyboardthat.com/
      • https://www.pixton.com/

      Thursday, September 29, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/29

      Today in class:

      Wednesday, September 28, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/28

      Today in class:
      • Test makeups today in Room 401 after school
        • Friday's Unit 1 Writing Exam
        • Monday's Unit 1 Multiple Choice Exam
      • Turn in Ch. 3.1 Cornell Notes
      • Lecture Notes: Cycles of a Revolution (Cornell Style)

      Monday, September 26, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/26

      Unit 1 multiple choice exam!

      Homework: Begin reading Ch. 3.1

      Friday, September 23, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/23

      Unit 1 Writing Exam Today!!



      Homework: Study for the Unit 1 multiple choice test by reviewing the Study Guide

      Thursday, September 22, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/22

      The Unit 1 Writing Exam is TOMORROW!  Please reference the links below to prepare.

      Today in Class:

      Homework: Finish the Practice paragraph on the form I handed out in class today and review the primary sources (start some basic SOAPSTone notes about them.)

      Wednesday, September 21, 2016

      Today's Recap 9/21

      Period 2: Guilty on all counts!!
      Period 3: Not Guilty on count 1, Guilty on counts 2 & 3!!
      Period 5: Guilty on all counts!!

      Nice work on closing statements, Lead counselors.

      Today in Class:

      Tuesday, September 20, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/20

      Tips on the Trial:
      • Louis: Be arrogant, taunting, and overall kind of obnoxious. Remember, you are the Sun King!  You are the state!
      • Attorneys: Make objections (leads) and make sure your questions are addressing the charges! React to the answers from your witnesses and follow up!  Repeat key points for emphasis.
      • Witnesses: Be animated! Make us believe!  Don't be intimidated by the questions.
      • Jury: Be taking good notes on the performances!

      Today in Class:
      • Finish prosecution witnesses
      • Call defense witnesses
      • Homework
        • Lead attorneys: Prep for closing
        • Jury: Review your notes to prepare to fill out the Result of Trial worksheet (due Thursday)

      Monday, September 19, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/19

      Mock trial opening statements began today!  Great job with the costumes to all of my Louis XIVs!

      Today in Class:
      • Stamp hard copies of your mock trial essay (or questions for the attorneys)
      • Jury members: 
        • Take notes during trial (Who did a great job, who had room for improvement...)
        • Complete the Results of Trial worksheet (Due the day after the verdict, worth 50 points!)
      • Opening Statements
      • Call prosecution witnesses
      • Homework: Witnesses and attorneys who have not gone should continue preparing!
      Something to keep in mind as we move on to day 2...

      Speaking in public can be nerve wracking for some people.  I wanted to share a few tips to help you present your best self as prepare to testify or question witnesses in front of the class.  

      Just remember your PVLEGS!

      P= Poise (appear calm and confident and avoid distracting behaviors)
      V= Voice (speak every word clearly and use the correct volume for the space)
      L= Life (express emotion and enthusiasm with your voice)
      E= Eye Contact (connect visually with the audience and look at each member)
      G= Gestures (be aware of your hand motions, don't be stiff, and be expressive with your face)
      S= Speed (talk with appropriate speed... not too slow, not too fast, use pauses for effect and emphasis)

      Friday, September 16, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/16

      We are in the closing stretch of our research time for the Mock Trial of Louis XIV!  All papers are due to be submitted to turnitin.com before the start of school on Monday.

      Today in Class:
      • Test Corrections in Room 403 today!
      • Trial Prep
      • Homework: Continue your research and paper writing.  Turn in your written assignments to turnitin.com this weekend and bring a printed copy to class on Monday.  All students who plan to dress up should come prepared to class.
      I posted resources for how to format your citations on Google Classroom.  Please log in to Classroom and review those attachments.

      ASB reminder:  Dress-up Days for next week!

      Monday- NEON DAY

      Tuesday- MUSIC DAY (example 90's band shirts)

      Wednesday- CHARACTER DAY (characters from 90's TV, movies, etc.)

      Thursday- 90's Style Day (clothing/fashion of the decade)

      Friday- Homecoming Shirt or Orange Nation Shirt

      Thursday, September 15, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/15

      Today in Class:
      • Chapter 2 test results and small slips
        • Test corrections Thursday and Friday after school in 403
        • Bring book and small slip
      • Review parenthetical citations (O.W.L. at Purdue)
      • TurnItIn.com Sign ups
        • Class Codes:
          Per. 2- 13089461
          Per. 3- 13089477
          Per. 5- 13089483
      • Review of trial expectations
      • Work time in class
      • Homework: Rough Draft of your trial writing assignment (varies by role, see project instructions for specifics.)
      Announcement from ASB:

      ALL students will be able to select court members using Tallyspace.com starting Thursday and ending Friday at 3 PM.  

      How to vote on Tallyspace
      1. Got to: tallyspace.com/vote
      2. Enter: Valhalla
      3. Select: "Go!" by the name "Valhalla High School"
      4. Select: Homecoming Court Ballot (top left)
      5. Enter: ID, last name, birth date, and grade
      6. Vote!
      7. Select: Save My Vote 

      Wednesday, September 14, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/14

      Today in Class:
      • HOW Elections (Per. 5)
        • Interested? Submit to GC tonight.
      • Research sources
        • Due to GC today
      • Test results/Test corrections
        • Scores in Infinite Campus tonight, small slips tomorrow in class
        • Make ups today after school in 401
        • Test Corrections Thu/Fri 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 403
          • TCs: bring book & small slip!
      • Homework: Submit 2 research sources to Google Classroom form. Continue your research!

      P.S. The semester calendar has been updated through the end of this unit.

      Monday, September 12, 2016

      Chapter 2 Test, 9/13

      Today in Class:
      • Turn in Homework and Lecture Notes packets for Chapter 2
        • HW: Monarchs 1-5 and Ch. 2.1-2.3
        • Notes: Absolute Monarchy, England and France, Comic, Enlightenment Philosopher chart
      • Chapter 2 Test!
      • Homework: Look up two sources of information for your Mock Trial research.  Sources should be about Louis XIV (not XVI) and/or your personal character if you are a witness.  Remember that the sources should help you respond to the three charges against Louis.  See the Mock Trial assignment packet to remind you of the charges.

      Today's Recap, 9/12

      Mock Trial roles are now posted in Google Classroom.  Please start doing some internet research on Louis XIV as well as your specific character if you are a witness.  See the Project Directions for more details.  You will submit your first two information sources to Google Classroom on Tuesday night. (I'll explain tomorrow.)

      Today in Class:
      • Chapter 2.3 HW Due (but not stamped or collected)
      • Review "Philosophe" Notes from yesterday
      • Continue with poster presentations (Make sure to complete this NOTES SHEET using info from HERE if you were absent or did not finish in class.)
      • Homework

      Reminders
      • Photo make ups are tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 301.
      • HOW is coming up.  If you are in Period 5 and interested in representing Room 211, please write a few sentences on why you think you would be the best person for the job.  A Google form application will be created soon.

      Friday, September 9, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/9

      Today was the last day for Chapter 1 Test Corrections!  Points will be added to the grade book shortly!

      Today in Class:

      Thursday, September 8, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/8

      Please note that the Mock Trial role sign ups will NOT take place tonight as discussed in class.  Too many students have practice and after school responsibilities and can not make it home in time to sign in.  INSTEAD we will have role sign ups first thing in class tomorrow, before our Objective Quiz


      Today in Class:
      • Stamp Chapter 2.2 HW
      • Returned Absolute Monarch Comic
      • Test Corrections today and tomorrow
        • From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
        • You must bring a textbook!
      • Review Mock Trial Project
        • Role assignments will take place in Google Classroom tomorrow!
      • Homework
        • Study for Objectives Quiz (see earlier post for Week 4 Objectives!)
        • Start reading Ch. 2.3 and begin key terms and standards questions AB3 (DUE: Monday)

      P.S. Nice job at Test Corrections today!  I was impressed with the way you all conducted yourselves in a very crowded and chaotic situation.  Test Corrections will happen again tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 403.  Please make sure you sign in for attending!!  The more participation, the more tutorial hours we are allowed to have.

      Wednesday, September 7, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/7

      Today was a BUSY day!  It's back to school night tonight, so I'm looking forward to possibly meeting  some of your parents this evening.  We are now half way through our fourth week of school, and the year is already going by fast!

      Today in Class:
      • D.O.G.G. 13 & 14 (All classes have now turned in all 14 entries)
      • Turn in Absolute Monarch Comic
      • Distribute small slips for Ch 1 Test (Test corrections are 9/8 and 9/9 in Room 403 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Please respond to the form in Google Classroom to let me know if you are planning to attend. **REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO TEST CORRECTIONS!!!**
      • Lecture Notes: Downfall of Spain (link coming soon)
      • Intro Mock Trial Project (See post in Google Classroom)
      • Homework: 
        • Finish Ch 2.2 KT/AB3 for tomorrow
        • Review the Mock Trial Project roles and make a list of your top 3 choices

      Weekly Objectives
      • Explain the concept of "divine right."
      • List some of the strengths and weakness of democracy.
      • Describe the characteristics of an "absolute monarch."
      • What factors contributed to Spain's downfall?
      • How did Enlightenment ideas spread and how did authorities respond to those ideas?

      Tuesday, September 6, 2016

      Today's Recap, 9/6


      I can't wait to see your Absolute Monarch Super Villains tomorrow!!  If you need to see the directions or fill in the boxes of the comic from Friday, please see the link below.


      Today in Class:
      • Turn in Ch. 2.1 KT/AB³
      • Finish Absolute Monarch Instruction Manual Comic
      • SOAPSTone: James I Speech to Parliament (Submit to Google Classroom)
      • Homework
        • Submit your completed SOAPSTone (started in class)
        • Finish your Absolute Monarch Super Villain sketch and comic (started in class)
        • Read Ch 2.2 (in the textbook) and begin KT/AB³ (DUE: Thursday)

      To give those of you who regularly check the blog a bit of a jumpstart, here are the weekly objectives that I will introduce tomorrow: (Quiz on Friday!)
      • Explain the concept of "divine right."
      • List some of the strengths and weakness of democracy.
      • Describe the characteristics of an "absolute monarch."
      • What factors contributed to Spain's downfall?
      • How did Enlightenment ideas spread and how did authorities respond to those ideas?

      Monday, September 5, 2016

      Happy Labor Day! 9/5

      I hope everyone enjoyed a safe, fun three-day weekend!



      A brief overview of the coming week: Week 4 At a Glance