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7th Grade Homework

Parents: Please reference your child's google calendar/classroom pages for daily up date about the exciting things that we are doing in class. 
DAILY SUMMARY: 
 December 7- Today we skipped ahead about 600 years for our warm up activity and played a quick trivia game about Pearl Harbor on this day of remembrance. Then we had our last two presentations on Medieval crime and punishment and leisure and entertainment. With the remaining time, partners worked as jurors to vote for the innocence or guilt of 4 different law breakers based on trial ethics of the time. Then each child worked on an interactive site about Medieval medicine. Each was given a group of 3 patients and he/she had to diagnose and prescribe a treatment for the patients.
 
December 6- Today, groups presented their short skits about life in Medieval towns. The students took notes as their peers presented scenes of: medicine and health, leisure and entertainment, guilds, trade and commerce, and crime and punishment. We also listened to some authentic hurdy gurdy music that would have been popular during this time period. 
 
 December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJl-vSSAJY
 
December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJl-vSSAJY
 
December 3 
3We started class with a set of trivia questions about the miracle in the Maccabean War that would spawn the holiday of Hanukkah.  We then played a kahoot to review all that we learned about life in towns during the Middle Ages.  We read 2 pages in our text for background knowledge and then started to work in our groups for presentations about town life.  HOMEWORK: none http://www.showmethescience.net/the-29-worst-medieval-hygiene-practices/30/
 
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
 
 
 
 November 29- Today we watched a video about life in a medieval town.  This will give us the background information for the projects we will start tomorrow.  Below are the links to the video and you should be able to view the note device we used. If you were not here today, you can just write your answers/notes on a piece of lined paper.
November 27- Today we completed our centers about the influence of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.  Some people  finished early... here is a list of things that were done as review and and art project extension.
 
November 26-  Our warm-up  was about the differences in gargoyles and groutesques.  Students continued a simulation about pilgrimages and the influence of the Catholic church during the Middle Ages. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral.   
November 20- We started class with our daily warm - up  ( odd Thanksgiving facts )  Students continued in a simulation about pilgrimages and the influence of the Catholic church during the Middle Ages. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral. HOMEWORK: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
 November 19-  We started class with our daily warm - up and then some students completed the stained glass activity from Friday.  Students will be involved in a simulation about pilgrimage. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral.   HOMEWORK: none
 
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
 November 13- Today we continue our study of the Middle Ages by looking into the myths and legends of the period.  The warm up included: ( What is folklore? Superstition? Paganism? Legend? Myth?) We then watched a video about King Arthur.  In pairs, students will read about myths, legends, and beliefs and answered the questions about the article. Lastly, each student created a cereal box illustrating a mythical creature or a legendary figure.
 November 12- Today we went back to our study of Medieval life... concentrating on the nobles and their castles.  We watched a video and took notes and then played a kahoot as a review of the material from the last two days on this subject.  Below are the note device and the video.
November 9- In honor of Veterans' Day, which is Sunday, November 11th, we paused our study of life of nobles in medieval castles and participated in several activities centered around our veterans and this holiday to honor them.  
1. Warm -up: How might the word "hear" help you to figure our what a herald was in during the Middle Ages?
2. Complete the crossword puzzle about knights with your table partner. ( collected by teacher.)
3. Play the kahoot about knights as an informal evaluation.
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/fdbfa26d-e649-42bb-b2fe-8665b66ffdc7
4. Watch the video about heraldry with a partner. 
5. Use the sites about symbolism to create a coat of arms that represents you. The sites explain the symbolism of color and designs.
6. Use the example on the board and the rubric as guides for your coat of arms and paragraph.
Heraldry for beginners video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzn1HC-aonM
Heraldry meanings
http://www.hallofnames.org.uk/heraldry-symbols-what-they-mean#Backtotop
Heraldry meanings easy for kids
http://www.wildcatfreshmenenglish.comhttp://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/2/2/8/8/22884592/meaning_of_colors_and_symbols.pdf

Ducksters- parts of shield explained
http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/knight_coat_of_arms.php
 
Life in a caste - no words 4 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PejJGGJKZiw

Structure of early castles 7 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AesgRREuCQI
 
November 2- Today we concluded our investigation of Knights and knighthood and started to analyze heraldry. Here is a list of activities that we did today:
First we had our daily warm-up... creating a n acrostic poems using the letters, "VETS". Then we watched a  Veteran’s Day video that spoke to the history of this holiday and those who are honored.  We  discussed the poem," Flanders Fields", which was written on a WW1 battlefield and is  the hallmark of the holiday.  We discussed the painting, “ Soldier in Another Field", by American artist Winslow Homer.  We watched a short video about the 5 branches of the military and Completed a puzzle and reading activity.  Lastly, we played a kahoot to test our knowledge of veterans and Veterans' Day.

Veterans’ Day Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgrkeZZe3g

Veteran’s Day Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/l/#quiz/51bd9e3b-7de0-4366-8b7b-3e188d82f2bc

Ducksters- branches of the military
https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/united_states_armed_forces.php

Video with historic/modern pictures and music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf6GW0bBCTw

Video to show 5 branches and take notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zYI7jVzbrY

Note device
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13obgcgO2u6SVXKnbUQmZFIp0h75RVl0HE83dWvua1W
E/editNovember 8- After our warm-up about medieval foods, the students watched a short 5 minute video about castle life.  Then  the students read the passage about castle life from “Everyday Life in the Middle Ages”.  Students completed the castle crossword puzzle based on the reading.   Any time remaining was left to complete the heraldry project from Wednesday.  HOMEWORK: If you were on the orchestra field trip or did not finish the heraldry project, those are due at the start of class on Friday.  All materials were in class to take home and all of the links you need are on Wednesday's classroom page.
The Noble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utVpNjsRioQ&t=44s
Note Blank for VIdeo
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Ysiep-67MfNLJwZ6qiBrL6aT5scvMGMXGbQQ76Y43o/edit



 Questions for Legends, Myths, Beliefs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15awxT9Ho2Xx7rrMfCuZEIDxYSlKqVuIbF2Qx-SFWiAI/edit
Pictures for myths/legends project
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nMGaQPpn1DqODLkUz1MwC48BHwAPk3sNPHa_kTbgmsc/edit

Video- intro to myths and legends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoRzxhmgLGg

King Arthur myth explained 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBsY88Lir-A
November 14- To understand the Middle Ages, a person must understand just how powerful and influential the catholic church was.  Today we used our prior knowledge about Christianity and explored the how the Church dominated politics, art, literature and law.  We read a 3 pages in our text as a class. If you were not here, it is the section about the influence of the Catholic Church.  We then watched a video a that helped us by offering a visual understand to today's lesson.  We played a kahoot to review what we learned.  Most people had to then finish the mythological project from yesterday.  If you were not here, watch the video and use the notes to write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.
 
Watch the video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld8dWkJCmLY
Notes for video
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
Ducksters Crusades
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_crusades.php

Crusades in 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBim4Ma0QKA

Crusades Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/d9778a2f-b87f-4654-bcbd-b0ca18b0f932

Easiest to read
https://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/crusades.html

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
Ducksters Crusades
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_crusades.php

Crusades in 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBim4Ma0QKA

Crusades Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/d9778a2f-b87f-4654-bcbd-b0ca18b0f932

Easiest to read
https://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/crusades.html

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9UKxuMzp8xmeo8MOOCXnMSG8MfyjScmR21osgkoOAw/edit
5 minute review video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzT1nhMZWqg&t=8s

Ducksters Review:
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/catholic_church_cathedrals.php

Gargoyle Project
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3WV3SG1Nuq0kOhoVWKEAtHLaP8lKx20v2wi4C2smTE/edit
Life in a Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3-z0BZvRc&t=625s

Note blank for video
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PRDtA6MR7ks95yESzkdsfvsmA7GeLpdnpDwF5s5bwws/edit
 
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe.  We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit".  We then read a short passage about aspects of town life.  We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures.  Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage.  To review the material we played a kahoot game.  Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given.  Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine.  HOMEWORK: none
* If you were not here with us today, the reading passage is linked below.
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
* If you were not here with us today, the reading passage is linked below.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJl-vSSAJY
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
 December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
 
December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJl-vSSAJY
 
December 3 
3We started class with a set of trivia questions about the miracle in the Maccabean War that would spawn the holiday of Hanukkah.  We then played a kahoot to review all that we learned about life in towns during the Middle Ages.  We read 2 pages in our text for background knowledge and then started to work in our groups for presentations about town life.  HOMEWORK: none http://www.showmethescience.net/the-29-worst-medieval-hygiene-practices/30/
 
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
 
 
 
 November 29- Today we watched a video about life in a medieval town.  This will give us the background information for the projects we will start tomorrow.  Below are the links to the video and you should be able to view the note device we used. If you were not here today, you can just write your answers/notes on a piece of lined paper.
November 27- Today we completed our centers about the influence of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.  Some people  finished early... here is a list of things that were done as review and and art project extension.
 
November 26-  Our warm-up  was about the differences in gargoyles and groutesques.  Students continued a simulation about pilgrimages and the influence of the Catholic church during the Middle Ages. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral.   
November 20- We started class with our daily warm - up  ( odd Thanksgiving facts )  Students continued in a simulation about pilgrimages and the influence of the Catholic church during the Middle Ages. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral. HOMEWORK: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
 November 19-  We started class with our daily warm - up and then some students completed the stained glass activity from Friday.  Students will be involved in a simulation about pilgrimage. Students will travel to 5 stations ( Feudal system / spread of Christianity, Crusades, Art and Architecture, Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Holidays/Festivals, Pilgrimages, Monks/Friars ) . In each station , students will take notes and participate in an activity such as designing stained glass, translating Latin, learning a story about Archbishop Thomas Becket, learning about sacraments, coloring a illuminated manuscript, and making a key of the parts of a cathedral.   HOMEWORK: none
 
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
 November 13- Today we continue our study of the Middle Ages by looking into the myths and legends of the period.  The warm up included: ( What is folklore? Superstition? Paganism? Legend? Myth?) We then watched a video about King Arthur.  In pairs, students will read about myths, legends, and beliefs and answered the questions about the article. Lastly, each student created a cereal box illustrating a mythical creature or a legendary figure.
 November 12- Today we went back to our study of Medieval life... concentrating on the nobles and their castles.  We watched a video and took notes and then played a kahoot as a review of the material from the last two days on this subject.  Below are the note device and the video.
November 9- In honor of Veterans' Day, which is Sunday, November 11th, we paused our study of life of nobles in medieval castles and participated in several activities centered around our veterans and this holiday to honor them.  
1. Warm -up: How might the word "hear" help you to figure our what a herald was in during the Middle Ages?
2. Complete the crossword puzzle about knights with your table partner. ( collected by teacher.)
3. Play the kahoot about knights as an informal evaluation.
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/fdbfa26d-e649-42bb-b2fe-8665b66ffdc7
4. Watch the video about heraldry with a partner. 
5. Use the sites about symbolism to create a coat of arms that represents you. The sites explain the symbolism of color and designs.
6. Use the example on the board and the rubric as guides for your coat of arms and paragraph.
Heraldry for beginners video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzn1HC-aonM
Heraldry meanings
http://www.hallofnames.org.uk/heraldry-symbols-what-they-mean#Backtotop
Heraldry meanings easy for kids
http://www.wildcatfreshmenenglish.comhttp://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/2/2/8/8/22884592/meaning_of_colors_and_symbols.pdf

Ducksters- parts of shield explained
http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/knight_coat_of_arms.php
 
Life in a caste - no words 4 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PejJGGJKZiw

Structure of early castles 7 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AesgRREuCQI
 
November 2- Today we concluded our investigation of Knights and knighthood and started to analyze heraldry. Here is a list of activities that we did today:
First we had our daily warm-up... creating a n acrostic poems using the letters, "VETS". Then we watched a  Veteran’s Day video that spoke to the history of this holiday and those who are honored.  We  discussed the poem," Flanders Fields", which was written on a WW1 battlefield and is  the hallmark of the holiday.  We discussed the painting, “ Soldier in Another Field", by American artist Winslow Homer.  We watched a short video about the 5 branches of the military and Completed a puzzle and reading activity.  Lastly, we played a kahoot to test our knowledge of veterans and Veterans' Day.

Veterans’ Day Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgrkeZZe3g

Veteran’s Day Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/l/#quiz/51bd9e3b-7de0-4366-8b7b-3e188d82f2bc

Ducksters- branches of the military
https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/united_states_armed_forces.php

Video with historic/modern pictures and music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf6GW0bBCTw

Video to show 5 branches and take notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zYI7jVzbrY

Note device
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13obgcgO2u6SVXKnbUQmZFIp0h75RVl0HE83dWvua1W
E/editNovember 8- After our warm-up about medieval foods, the students watched a short 5 minute video about castle life.  Then  the students read the passage about castle life from “Everyday Life in the Middle Ages”.  Students completed the castle crossword puzzle based on the reading.   Any time remaining was left to complete the heraldry project from Wednesday.  HOMEWORK: If you were on the orchestra field trip or did not finish the heraldry project, those are due at the start of class on Friday.  All materials were in class to take home and all of the links you need are on Wednesday's classroom page.
The Noble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utVpNjsRioQ&t=44s
Note Blank for VIdeo
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Ysiep-67MfNLJwZ6qiBrL6aT5scvMGMXGbQQ76Y43o/edit



 Questions for Legends, Myths, Beliefs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15awxT9Ho2Xx7rrMfCuZEIDxYSlKqVuIbF2Qx-SFWiAI/edit
Pictures for myths/legends project
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nMGaQPpn1DqODLkUz1MwC48BHwAPk3sNPHa_kTbgmsc/edit

Video- intro to myths and legends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoRzxhmgLGg

King Arthur myth explained 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBsY88Lir-A
November 14- To understand the Middle Ages, a person must understand just how powerful and influential the catholic church was.  Today we used our prior knowledge about Christianity and explored the how the Church dominated politics, art, literature and law.  We read a 3 pages in our text as a class. If you were not here, it is the section about the influence of the Catholic Church.  We then watched a video a that helped us by offering a visual understand to today's lesson.  We played a kahoot to review what we learned.  Most people had to then finish the mythological project from yesterday.  If you were not here, watch the video and use the notes to write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.
 
Watch the video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld8dWkJCmLY
Notes for video
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
Ducksters Crusades
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_crusades.php

Crusades in 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBim4Ma0QKA

Crusades Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/d9778a2f-b87f-4654-bcbd-b0ca18b0f932

Easiest to read
https://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/crusades.html

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic
November 15-  Today we analyzed the Crusades, the holy wars fought by the Catholic Church against the Muslim invaders who had taken over the holy land.  We started class with a discussion about what the Crusades were and what it meant to people who wanted to take pilgrimages to holy places.  We then watched a short video as a further introduction to these holy wars.  Next, pairs read the ducksters article and took a short reading quiz.  Lastly, learning partners completed a short acrostic poem using information from the video, the ducksters article and the article listed below to show an understanding of these unique historic events.  If you are absent today and are able... all of the classroom materials you need are listed below.
Ducksters Crusades
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_crusades.php

Crusades in 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBim4Ma0QKA

Crusades Kahoot
https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/d9778a2f-b87f-4654-bcbd-b0ca18b0f932

Easiest to read
https://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/crusades.html

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic

Directions and blank for Crusades acrostic
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9UKxuMzp8xmeo8MOOCXnMSG8MfyjScmR21osgkoOAw/edit
5 minute review video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzT1nhMZWqg&t=8s

Ducksters Review:
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/catholic_church_cathedrals.php

Gargoyle Project
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3WV3SG1Nuq0kOhoVWKEAtHLaP8lKx20v2wi4C2smTE/edit
Life in a Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3-z0BZvRc&t=625s

Note blank for video
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PRDtA6MR7ks95yESzkdsfvsmA7GeLpdnpDwF5s5bwws/edit
 
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe.  We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit".  We then read a short passage about aspects of town life.  We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures.  Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage.  To review the material we played a kahoot game.  Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given.  Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine.  HOMEWORK: none
* If you were not here with us today, the reading passage is linked below.
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
November 30- Today we continued our investigation into the life in Medieval towns in Western Europe. We started with a warm-up looking at the word, "chewit". We then read a short passage about aspects of town life. We did some language arts skills using context clues and looking at essay structures. Groups then worked together to solve a puzzle using the vocabulary from the passage. To review the material we played a kahoot game. Lastly, groups met to start to plan the presentations that will be given. Each group will present a certain aspect of town life to others" leisure/entertainment, crime and punishment, trade and commerce, guilds, and disease and medicine. HOMEWORK: none
* If you were not here with us today, the reading passage is linked below.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.December 4- Today the class started their research on an aspect of life in a Medieval town.  The past two days, we have done a great deal of the background information research.  Now, it is each team's job to search deeper to get those interesting facts that will make for a great presentation.  We started class with a set of gross trivia questions about Medieval hygiene.  Did you know that urine was used to wash clothes.... ick.  If you want to know more, the link below will show you some disgusting health habits of long ago.
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJl-vSSAJY
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
December 5- Groups continue to work on their presentations for medieval town life.  Below are some links to videos that may help in research or that may be included as part of a presentation.
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
Guilds video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN48fWe6rBM

Trade site and video pod cast
http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-trade-commerce.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFdzH60mcBk

Medicine short video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Z2wNwcf8

entertainment /leisure activities video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbz3OZWbIo

Crime and punishment video
Below is the site:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/healtact2.html

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 Power of the Pen: 

Looking forward to another great year starting on Tuesday, October 9.  I am so glad to announce that POP is back.  1st Tournament is at University School on February 9.   Make sure you can attend this event before you sign up.  I will post all information on classroom.  If you want to join the classroom, the code is: bteuuf

Link: https://powerofthepen.wildapricot.org 

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Mr. Lawrence Richmond

Mr. Lawrence Richmond
 7th Grade World History Teacher
Middle School
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