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7th Grade Homework

 December 11- Today we had shortened classes to accommodate MAPS testing.  Our focus today was on Muslim law.  We started with a discussion about Shari'ah, the law of Islam.  Students completed the "Jigsaw Activity" a group research activity about the 5 pillars of the Islamic faith.  Each student then completed a crossword puzzle of unit vocabulary.  WE finished the class with a review game.  HW: The only homework a student would have is the crossword puzzle that may not have been finished in class.  It is due Tuesday.
 
November 20-21- Due to some computer clitch, events won't save here.  Check calendar and classroom.
November 17- Today we analyzed in cause for the decline of the feudal system... the Bubonic Plague.  Our warm up was a question about fleas... Latin name and 3 facts.  Then we read pages 54-55 in our text. ( If you were not here with us, I have made copies or you can find the text in TCI, but it is not the same page number.)  We took notes on the reading.  We then participated in a short simulation about the spread of the disease from China to Europe.  We watched a video that outlined the causes/effects/role in societal changes of the plague.  Lastly we played a kahoot using our newly acquired knowledge.  HW: none  ( If you are away from school today because of illness or vacation, you must complete the reading and notes upon your return or watch the video and write a summary.  Define Bubonic plague, list symptoms, how it spread, the death toll, and how it aided in the decline of the feudal system.
November 15- Today we completed the presentations on Medieval town life.  As a review, we watched a video on the medical practices of the time and the children tried their hands at diagnosing patients through an interactive computer program.  In case you were not able to be with us because you have started your Thanksgiving break or were out, the links are below. ( Go to classroom.)
 November 14- Today several groups presented their information based on an aspect of Medieval town life. As presentation were given, "the audience" filled in their information packets.  HW: none
 
November 13- Most groups were able to read the majority of the material to prepare for our upcoming presentations on Medieval town life.  Today's focus should be on gathering more information from the resources here in class and groups should be rehearsing their parts for the presentations to that start on Tuesday.  HW: Gather your props together and look over your part in the presentation.
 
November 10- Well... yesterday I was a bit over confident in what I thought we'd accomplish.  Today, we read pages 40-42 and took notes to supplement the notes we took yesterday from the video on Medieval towns.  The students were put in groups according to the interest inventory from yesterday and have started to research an aspect of Medieval town life.  We will continue on Monday and start our presentations on Tuesday. HOMEWORK: If you need a simple prop, make sure to bring it from home.  If you were absent, watch the video and fill in the note form. ( Both are on Google Classroom.)
 
November 8- Today we took a break from the Middle Ages and concentrated on Veteran's Day activities.  We started class with a  warm-up using the letters of Veteran's Day just to get the creative juices flowing.  Then we watched a short video about the history of this holiday.  We played a Kahoot to further analyze the symbolism used this day.  We read a poem, " Flander's Field" and analyzed it for author's tone.  We analyzed three pieces of artwork all having to do with veterans and American government/rights.  We took the most time on Winslow Homer's "Soldier in Another Field".  Each child came up with a question that will be asked of our veterans at the assembly Thursday.  HW: none
November 6- Today we finished reading a selection about the Crusades.  We filled in notes as we read.  The class played a Kahoot review game about the material just covered and we discussed any misconceptions students may have had about the Crusades.  We played, " You be the teacher", as we analyzed student responses to the centers in our simulation from last week.  We finished class with a writing activity.  Each student created an interview question for a known figure of the Crusades ( Richard the Lion-Hearted, Stephen, Peter the Hermit ) and then had to write an answer from the crusader's point of view.  HW: none
 
November 1- Today we resumed our simulation on the influence of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.  Most students should be finishing up their last stations today. We will take about 15 minutes or so to finish up and the students will complete an assessment activity using their simulation notes.  HW: none
October 31- Today we took a short break from the influence of the Catholic Church on Medieval Society.  We  looked at the ancient Celts/Druid culture of Ireland, a place not under the influence of the Catholic Church at this time in history.  We completed an activity on the legend of Stingy Jack.... the precursor to Jack O' Lantern.  We then talked about the Druids and the Celtic religion.  We watched a video on the History of Halloween.  Then partners worked on an activity using the newly acquired knowledge about Halloween's history.  HOMEWORK: none  Happy Halloween!!
October 30- Today we continued with our centers about the Roman Catholic Church and the impact it made had on Medieval Europe.  When we are through with these centers, you will use your notes to complete an activity showing your knowledge of this topic.  HW- none.
 October 26- Today we further analyzed the Roman Catholic Church in Medieval Times. Pairs of students played a concentration-styled game using information from the chapter we read yesterday as a review. We then played a Kahoot with other information from the chapter We finished the day with a students completing several activities from Monday and Tuesday. HW: none
October 25- Today was a all about the role the Roman Catholic Church played in the Medieval Ages. After our daily warm-up. we read the chapter about the Roman Catholic Church and took notes. Today was a bit of a "grunt work" day so that we can get to our projects tomorrow and Friday. We need that background knowledge to make those information-packed. If you used the on-line text, you need to find the chapter about "The Church in the Middle Ages". Students also had time to finish the puzzle from yesterday and the myths/legends project. HW: none 
October 24- Today we worked on gaining background knowledge about the Christian religion so that we might better understand the role of the Catholic church during Medieval times. After our research question as a warm-up, we watched a short video about the basics of Christianity. We then investigated a site and completed a puzzle using the information from that site.
 November 20- Today we analyzed the second cause for the decline of feudalism.... the idea that the king was not "all powerful" and the signing of the Magna Carta. After the class warm -up where we researched the term, "habeas corpus", we watched a shot video about the Magna Carta. Students then broke into groups pf threes and read a short play where each took on roles of people present at the signing. The students then read a short passage and completed a puzzle using the information from the article. HW none. If you were ill or on holiday, you can use the links below to watch the video and complete the readings and puzzle.If you don't download the puzzle, simply write your responses on a piece of paper.
Cartoon Video for Magna Carta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zT4hkAxzLg
Reading for the Magna Carta
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfmGKAuB652ICd8fdddoF-RLBcTLRVvhmJ-n3_3mF7g/edit
Notes Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10FKXK0W3aAwDAGu4Eyr_ED04_JfCfapfAhYzOvJdp98/
Edit
Crossword for MC
 November 21- Today, we took a step back and worked on a project we were not able to do during our study of Gothic architecture. We researched the techniques of creating such masterpieces and the history . Below are the links to information and directions for the paragraph that need to accompany your artwork.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17EB-WDaW9b7KDANKVHTrL5ozsZNM-5FCgQHFDH5eaxs/edit#

Stained Glass Windows

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3754175&print=1

History of Stained Glass
http://stainedglassmuseum.com/briefhistory.html
Project directions:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3WV3SG1Nuq0kOhoVWKEAtHLaP8lKx20v2wi4C2smTE/edit
Stained Glass Article
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17EB-WDaW9b7KDANKVHTrL5ozsZNM-5FCgQHFDH5eaxs/edit#
 November 21- Today, we took a step back and worked on a project we were not able to do during our study of Gothic architecture. We researched the techniques of creating such masterpieces and the history . Below are the links to information and directions for the paragraph that need to accompany your artwork.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17EB-WDaW9b7KDANKVHTrL5ozsZNM-5FCgQHFDH5eaxs/edit#

Stained Glass Windows

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3754175&print=1

History of Stained Glass
http://stainedglassmuseum.com/briefhistory.html
Project directions:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3WV3SG1Nuq0kOhoVWKEAtHLaP8lKx20v2wi4C2smTE/edit
Stained Glass Article
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17EB-WDaW9b7KDANKVHTrL5ozsZNM-5FCgQHFDH5eaxs/edit#
 
http://www.whenwecrosswords.com/crossword/_/531248/crossword.jsp
 November 20- Today we analyzed the second cause for the decline of feudalism.... the idea that the king was not "all powerful" and the signing of the Magna Carta. After the class warm -up where we researched the term, "habeas corpus", we watched a shot video about the Magna Carta. Students then broke into groups pf threes and read a short play where each took on roles of people present at the signing. The students then read a short passage and completed a puzzle using the information from the article. HW none. If you were ill or on holiday, you can use the links below to watch the video and complete the readings and puzzle.If you don't download the puzzle, simply write your responses on a piece of paper.
Cartoon Video for Magna Carta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zT4hkAxzLg
Reading for the Magna Carta
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfmGKAuB652ICd8fdddoF-RLBcTLRVvhmJ-n3_3mF7g/edit
Notes Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10FKXK0W3aAwDAGu4Eyr_ED04_JfCfapfAhYzOvJdp98/
Edit
Crossword for MC
http://www.whenwecrosswords.com/crossword/_/531248/crossword.jsp
 November 20- Today we analyzed the second cause for the decline of feudalism.... the idea that the king was not "all powerful" and the signing of the Magna Carta. After the class warm -up where we researched the term, "habeas corpus", we watched a shot video about the Magna Carta. Students then broke into groups pf threes and read a short play where each took on roles of people present at the signing. The students then read a short passage and completed a puzzle using the information from the article. HW none. If you were ill or on holiday, you can use the links below to watch the video and complete the readings and puzzle.If you don't download the puzzle, simply write your responses on a piece of paper.
Cartoon Video for Magna Carta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zT4hkAxzLg
Reading for the Magna Carta
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfmGKAuB652ICd8fdddoF-RLBcTLRVvhmJ-n3_3mF7g/edit
Notes Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10FKXK0W3aAwDAGu4Eyr_ED04_JfCfapfAhYzOvJdp98/
Edit
Crossword for MC
http://www.whenwecrosswords.com/crossword/_/531248/crossword.jsp
 November 20- Today we analyzed the second cause for the decline of feudalism.... the idea that the king was not "all powerful" and the signing of the Magna Carta. After the class warm -up where we researched the term, "habeas corpus", we watched a shot video about the Magna Carta. Students then broke into groups pf threes and read a short play where each took on roles of people present at the signing. The students then read a short passage and completed a puzzle using the information from the article. HW none. If you were ill or on holiday, you can use the links below to watch the video and complete the readings and puzzle.If you don't download the puzzle, simply write your responses on a piece of paper.
Cartoon Video for Magna Carta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zT4hkAxzLg
Reading for the Magna Carta
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfmGKAuB652ICd8fdddoF-RLBcTLRVvhmJ-n3_3mF7g/edit
Notes Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10FKXK0W3aAwDAGu4Eyr_ED04_JfCfapfAhYzOvJdp98/
Edit
Crossword for MC
http://www.whenwecrosswords.com/crossword/_/531248/crossword.jsp

General Weekly Information


 
 
 
 Power of the Pen: 

Looking forward to another great year starting on Tuesday, October 10.  1st Tournament is at University School on February 3.  Regional tournament, for those who win at Districts at University School, is April 7, 2018.  Both are Saturdays.  Make sure you can attend these events before you sign up.  I will post all information on classroom.  If you want to join the classroom, the code is: xgzugq

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Mr. Lawrence Richmond

Mr. Lawrence Richmond 201212100125944_image.jpg
 7th Grade World History Teacher
Middle School
440-893-7695
larry.richmond@chagrinschools.org
 
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