Monday, March 20, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/20

Today in Class:
  • Review Week 11 Calendar
  • Stamp Ch. 15.4 KT/AB3 and Cold War Research (Specific and General)
  • Lecture Notes: Korea & Vietnam
    • Notes on Vietnam slides to end of slides
  • Homework: Begin Ch. 15.5 KT/AB3 and continue working on the Cold War project (Videos due Friday morning.)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/17

Today in Class:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/16

Today in Class:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/15

Today in Class:
  • Turn in Chapter 15.3 KT/AB3
  • View Crash Course: The Cold War
  • Begin work on your individual research for the Cold War project
  • Meet in your Cold War groups and discuss your plan for the presentation
  • Homework: Begin Cold War research questions (both general and specific) 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/14

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/13

Today in Class:
  • Stamp 15.2 KT/AB
  • Review Week 10 Calendar
  • Review Dress Code
  • Flocabulary- The Cold War
    • Read the lyric notes
    • Complete Exit Ticket in Google Classroom
  • Homework: Begin Chapter 15.3 KT/AB3

Friday, March 10, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/10

Today in Class:
  • Holocaust Art Project Walk-around
    • Create a chart with 38 rows and four columns, similar to this:

#
Focus
Creativity
Effort/Quality
Comments
1




2




3




4




5




    • Review each piece of artwork and answer the following questions as yes, no, or partially
      • Focus: Does the project communicate a message (not just a picture)?  Does it convey emotions related to the Holocaust?
      • Creativity: Does this piece show originality & uniqueness?
      • Effort/Quality: Does the piece show that the artist spent time and effort in creating an aesthetically pleasing project?
  • Homework: Complete Chapter 15.2 KT/AB3, finish Achieve 3000 article by Saturday if necessary
**IF YOU MISS THE WALK AROUND TODAY:
For those students who will be absent for the art walk around, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/9

Today in Class:
**IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS THE WALK AROUND FRIDAY:
For those students who will be absent for the art walk around on Friday, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/8

Today in Class:
**IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS THE WALK AROUND FRIDAY:
For those students who will be absent for the art walk around on Friday, you must still turn in your art project.  Since you will miss the in class, interactive portion of the project you may choose to earn back those missing points by complete the Art Walkaround Make up Assignment.  It is due on Monday, 3/13.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/7

Today in Class:
  • Chapter 14 Test
  • Turn in Notes Packet
    • Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (Video)
    • From Hate to Genocide (PPT)
    • Lightning War (Video)
    • WWII Overview (PPT)
  • Turn in Homework Packet (KT/SecQs)
    • 14.1: From Appeasement to War
    • 14.2: The Axis Advances
    • 14.3: The Allies Turn the Tide
    • 14.4: Victory in Europe and the Pacific
    • 14.5: The End of World War II
  • Homework: Begin Ch. 15.1 KT/AB3 and continue working on the Holocaust Art Project.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/6

Today in Class:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/3

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/2

Today in Class:
  • Junior Class Elections Campaign Video
    • Vote Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday via tallyspace.com (search "Valhalla" and follow the directions)
  • Video Notes: Lightning War
    • 20 bullet point notes (don't focus on the details about the weapons, pay closer attention to the war strategy of both sides. What were their strengths? Weaknesses?
  • Homework: Complete Ch. 14.3 KT/Section Q’s 2-5, continue working on the Holocaust Art Project

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today's Recap, 3/1

Today in Class:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/28

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/27

Today in Class:
  • RSVP Bell Schedule 
  • Review Week 8 Calendar
  • Interactive WWII Map
  • Begin Lecture Notes: Hatred to Genocide
  • Period 5 only- RSVP- Raising Student Voices Through Participation (in class discussion about recommendations for improving student culture at Valhalla.)
  • Homework: Begin Ch. 14.3 KT/Section Q’s 2-5

Friday, February 24, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/24

Today in Class:
  • Media Literacy Project
    • Stamp the first two columns of the chart on page 2 and your completed checklists
    • Complete the second two columns in the chart on page 2 of the packet
  • Video Notes: Apocalypse- The Rise of Hitler
    • 15-20 bullet point notes
  • Homework: Complete Ch. 14.2 KT/Section Q’s 2-5, finish all Media Literacy activities for history (collected Monday)
Announcements:
We will have a modified bell schedule on Monday, February 27.  Please see the RSVP Bell Schedule for more information about when classes will start and end this coming Monday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/23

Today in Class:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/22

Today in Class:
  • Pass back papers/review calendar
  • New Homework Style!
    • Continue doing the Key Terms for each section
    • Also complete the assessment questions at the very end of the section (different from the standards checks.)
  • Media Literacy Day 3
    • Read the articles and complete notes according to the directions linked above
    • Have your completed assignment stamped
  • Homework: Begin Ch. 14.1 KT/Section Q’s 2-6 (Due Friday), Finish Media Literacy Day 3 assignment if not completed in class

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/21

Today in Class:
  • Unit 4 Writing Exam!!
  • Turn in answers to all Mini-Q packet activities (Hook activity, Background Essay questions, Document questions, etc.)


Friday, February 17, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/17

Today in Class:
  • Unit 4 Multiple Choice Exam!!
  • Homework: Review for Unit 4 Mini-Q Writing Exam (Review PPT)
    • Complete all document questions
    • Finish all Mini-Q packet activities
Announcements:
Parent Night is on Tuesday evening!  Sophomores meet with counselors to determine Fall 2017 classes in Room 301 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more information!

Partner with counselors and learn step-by-step how to assist your student with their Fall 2017 course selections and 4-year plan. Counselors will cover grade level course offerings, graduation requirements, "a-g" college entrance requirements, honors and AP recommendations, math and science levels and sequencing, AND MORE!  Please plan to attend the breakout session designated for your student's current grade level. Course information will be tailored specifically for that grade. Students are welcomed to attend with their parents!  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/16

Today in Class:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/15

Today in Class:
  • Continue Mini-DBQ (no link, email me if you need the packet)
  • Homework: Complete Chapter 13.5 KT & Making an Argument 
    • “Fascism or Democracy: Which form of government was BEST for Germany?"
  • View Totalitarianism PPT and add notes from slides 4-7 to the notes we took in class.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/14

Today in Class:
  • Stamp Ch. 13.4
  • Introduction to Mini-DBQ (no link, email me if you need the packet)
  • Lecture NotesTotalitarianism
  • Homework: Begin Chapter 13.5 KT & Making an Argument 
      • “Fascism or Democracy: Which form of government was BEST for Germany?"

Friday, February 10, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/10

Today in Class:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/9

Today in Class:
  • TEST CORRECTIONS TODAY
  • Listen, Sketch, Retell: Totalitarian Handbook
    • Fold a piece of paper into six squares
    • Listen to the story (linked above)
    • Sketch a drawing that will help you remember the characteristics of a Totalitarian Dictator
    • Retell your story to a partner, and have them tell their story to you
  • Flocabulary- The Dictators
  • Homework: Finish Achieve by Saturday
    • Complete Chapter 13.3 KT & Making an Argument 
      • “Fascism under Mussolini brought POSITIVE changes to Italy.” Agree or Disagree?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/8

Today in Class:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/7

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/6

Today in Class:
  • Stamp 13.1 KT/Arg (Key Terms and Argument)
  • Review "Making an Argument" Homework Style 
    • 13.2: “Economic problems were the BIGGEST issue nations faced after WWI.”  Agree or Disagree?
  • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.2 Key Terms and Argument

Friday, February 3, 2017

Today's Recap 2/3

Today in Class:
  • Flocabulary: Week in Rap
  • Intro to "Making an Argument" Homework Style (see images below)
    • 13.1: “The changes in Western society and culture after WWI were POSITIVE.” Agree or Disagree?
  • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.1 Key Terms and Argument

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/2

Today in Class:
  • Chapter 12 Test
  • Turn in Notes Packet
  • Turn in Homework Packet
    • 12.1: Struggle in Latin America
    • 12.2: Nationalism in Africa and the Middle East
    • 12.3: India Seeks Self-Rule
    • 12.4: Upheavals in China
    • 12.5: Conflicting Forces in Japan
  • Homework: Begin reading Ch 13.1 and start key terms only! (No Standards checks!)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Today's Recap, 2/1

Today in Class:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/30

Today in Class:
  • Stamp 12.4 KT/AB3
  • Review Week 4 Calendar
  • Finish Mural Presentations
  • Homework: Complete Ch. 12.5 KT/AB3

Friday, January 27, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/27

Today in Class:
  • Stamp 12.3 KT/AB3
  • Mexican Murals (PPT)
    • Each group takes notes on one mural to present to the whole class (Mural Info)
    • Students take notes on this Graphic Organizer
    • Turn in your Graphic Organizer with your Notes Packet on test day
  • Homework: Complete Ch. 12.4 KT/AB3, Finish Achieve article by Sunday

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/26

Today in Class:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/25

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/24

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/23

Today in Class:
  • Chapter 11 Test
  • Turn in Notes Packet
    • MAIN Causes of WWI
    • Trench Warfare
  • Turn in Homework Packet
    • 11.1: The Great War Begins
    • 11.2: A New Kind of War
    • 11.3: Winning the War
    • 11.4: Making the Peace
  • Turn in WWI Simulation Packet (All items on checklist, including timeline and journals)
  • Homework: Begin Ch. 12.1 KT/AB3  (Due: Wednesday)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/20

Today in Class:
  • Battle #6 Results
  • Simulation Battle #7
  • Period 5: See journal prompt posted yesterday
  • Kahoot
  • Homework: Complete WWI project packet, Review Study Guide

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today's Recap 1/19

Today in Class:
  • DUE: Ch. 11.4 KT/AB3 (Stamp) 
  • WWI Project Journal Entry #6: If you recently had been victorious in a long bitter war, how would you feel about your enemy? After the war would you be more concerned with punishing your enemy, or preventing future conflicts by creating an equal peace agreement? Explain.
    • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
    • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
      • Clearly answer the  prompt
      • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
      • Be persuasive, explained completely
      • Be well-ordered and organized
  • Battle #5 Results
  • Simulation Battle #6
  • Homework: Begin WWI project timeline requirements (DUE: Monday)
Announcements:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/18

Today in Class:
  • CAASPP Schedule (Reversed Minimum Day)
  • Lecture Notes: Trench Warfare Power Point (Finished)
  • WWI Project Journal Entry #5: What do you think is the SINGLE most important change in warfare (specific weapon; specific way of fighting; who is fighting) in the last 300 years? Why?
    • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
    • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
      • Clearly answer the  prompt
      • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
      • Be persuasive, explained completely
      • Be well-ordered and organized
  • Battle #5 Results
  • Simulation Battle #6
  • Homework: Complete Ch. 11.4 KT/AB3 (DUE: tomorrow) and review WWI project timeline requirements (DUE: Friday)
Announcements:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/17

Today in Class:
Announcements:
  • CAASPP testing schedule tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday (Bell Schedule)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1/16

No school today!

A look at the life of Martin Luther King Jr.


The Meaning of the King Holiday
BY CORETTA SCOTT KING

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. Yet, Dr. King knew that it wasn’t enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. And so we commemorate on this holiday the man of action, who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day, the man who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans.

The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality.

On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America.

It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.

We commemorate on this holiday the ecumenical leader and visionary who embraced the unity of all faiths in love and truth. And though we take patriotic pride that Dr. King was an American, on this holiday we must also commemorate the global leader who inspired nonviolent liberation movements around the world. Indeed, on this day, programs commemorating my husband’s birthday are being observed in more than 100 nations.

The King Holiday celebrates Dr. King’s global vision of the world house, a world whose people and nations had triumphed over poverty, racism, war and violence. The holiday celebrates his vision of ecumenical solidarity, his insistence that all faiths had something meaningful to contribute to building the beloved community.

The Holiday commemorates America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence — the man who taught by his example that nonviolent action is the most powerful, revolutionary force for social change available to oppressed people in their struggles for liberation.

This holiday honors the courage of a man who endured harassment, threats and beatings, and even bombings. We commemorate the man who went to jail 29 times to achieve freedom for others, and who knew he would pay the ultimate price for his leadership, but kept on marching and protesting and organizing anyway.

Every King Holiday has been a national “teach-in” on the values of nonviolence, including unconditional love, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation, which are so desperately-needed to unify America. It is a day of intensive education and training in Martin’s philosophy and methods of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation. The Holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to fight evil, not people, to get in the habit of asking themselves, “what is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?”

On the King Holiday, young people learn about the power of unconditional love even for one’s adversaries as a way to fight injustice and defuse violent disputes. It is a time to show them the power of forgiveness in the healing process at the interpersonal as well as international levels.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service. All across America on the Holiday, his followers perform service in hospitals and shelters and prisons and wherever people need some help. It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can’t read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, consoling the broken-hearted and a thousand other projects for building the beloved community of his dream.

Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we “will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life’s most persistent and nagging question, he said, is `what are you doing for others?’” he would quote Mark 9:35, the scripture in which Jesus of Nazareth tells James and John “…whosoever will be great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever among you will be the first shall be the servant of all.” And when Martin talked about the end of his mortal life in one of his last sermons, on February 4, 1968 in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, even then he lifted up the value of service as the hallmark of a full life. “I’d like somebody to mention on that day Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others,” he said. “I want you to say on that day, that I did try in my life…to love and serve humanity.

We call you to commemorate this Holiday by making your personal commitment to serve humanity with the vibrant spirit of unconditional love that was his greatest strength, and which empowered all of the great victories of his leadership. And with our hearts open to this spirit of unconditional love, we can indeed achieve the Beloved Community of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.

May we who follow Martin now pledge to serve humanity, promote his teachings and carry forward his legacy into the 21st Century.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Today's Recap, 1/13

Today in Class:
  • DUE: Ch. 11.2 KT/AB3 (Stamp) WWI Simulation Map (Late) 
  • Battle #1 Results
  • WWI Project Journal Entry #4: Imagine you are a young soldier in WWI,  how have your experiences not met your expectations? (What is the most shocking thing you have witnessed so far?)
    • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
    • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
      • Clearly answer the  prompt
      • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
      • Be persuasive, explained completely
      • Be well-ordered and organized
  • Simulation Battle #3
  • Lecture Notes: Trench Warfare Power Point (Begin)
    • Homework: Complete Ch. 11.3 KT/AB3 

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Today's Recap, 1/12

    Today in Class:
    • DUE: WWI Simulation Map (Stamp) Ch. 11.1 KT/AB3 (Late)
    • WWI Project Journal Entry #3If the US were at war and we discovered that another nation was selling weapons and equipment to our enemies, how do you think we would react?
      • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
      • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
        • Clearly answer the  prompt
        • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
        • Be persuasive, explained completely
        • Be well-ordered and organized
    • Battle #1 Results
    • Simulation Battle #2
    • Lecture Notes: MAIN Causes of WWI Power Point (Finished)
      • Homework: Complete Ch. 11.2 KT/AB3 

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      Today's Recap, 1/11

      Today in Class:
      • Minimum Day (Bell Schedule)
      • DUE: Ch. 11.1 KT/AB3 (Stamp)
      • WWI Project Journal Entry #2: How do you think many soldiers might have felt about going off to fight during WWI? What do you think governments might have done to improve the motivation of soldiers?
        • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
        • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
          • Clearly answer the  prompt
          • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
          • Be persuasive, explained completely
          • Be well-ordered and organized
      • Simulation Battle #1
      • Work on WWI Project Maps (If we have time)
        • Homework: Complete the WWI Map in your Simulation Packet (Due: tomorrow) Begin Ch. 11.2 KT/AB3 (Due: Friday)

        Tuesday, January 10, 2017

        Today's Recap, 1/10

        Today in Class:
        • Battle Field 1 and our new unit 
        • WWI Flocabulary (No Exit Ticket)
        • WWI Project Journal Entry #1: Explain this quote: “If a man kills another he is a murderer.  But if a man kills a million men, he is a conqueror.” Do you agree or disagree?  Why?
          • On a blank piece of lined paper, keep a log of our journals. 5-9 sentences. Make sure to write the prompt and put the date in the left hand margin.
          • To earn maximum points your entry must: 
            • Clearly answer the  prompt
            • Be thorough (at least 5-9 sentences)
            • Be persuasive, explained completely
            • Be well-ordered and organized
        • Assign countries/groups and choose roles
          • Record your team's roles in the Google Classroom document
        • Create mini flags (Each country needs 6 flags, about 1.5 inches x 1 inch)

        • Lecture Notes: MAIN Causes of WWI Power Point
          • Homework: Complete Ch. 11.1 KT/AB3 (Due: Wednesday)

          Monday, January 9, 2017

          Today's Recap, 1/9



          And Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, relaxing holiday break!!

          Today in Class: