LA/ History Block Week of JUNE 1, 2015THE END IS NEAR
    ALL LATE WORK FOR HISTORY CLASS IS DUE BY THE END OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2015.

    Next week our final will be on Monday. The test will include the Ch. 16 vocabulary and questions on the novel "Dances With Wolves", that we have been reading the last month. Students should review their vocabulary list and the pink character sheet from the novel.
      U. S. History, week of June 1, 2015THE END IS NEAR
      ALL LATE WORK FOR HISTORY CLASS IS DUE BY THE END OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2015.

      If your student has not presented their term project yet, Tuesday June 2, 2015 is the last day I will be listening/ grading them after school.Wednesday in class will be the last class time to present. Every student has had a date they picked on or before today, June 1st. If they were not present on that day, tomorrow after school or Wednesday in class is their last chance to get these presentation points.

      The Final:
      The final will cover the book "Dances with Wolves". Students received a study guide today. They have four sets of notes to study from at home. They may not use notes during the test. We have been, and will be talking about the essay topics to help them prepare.

      Here is the study guide.

      Dances With Wolves Final Review Sheet
      Multiply Chooice- There will be 20 multiple choice questions that will focus on the main characters and their main qualities. Review your notes, especially the pink sheet to prepare.
      Essay-
      Directions: Choose two of the questions below to answer in essay form (paragraphs). Use your four sets of notes (pink, purple and tan and blue) to help give specific examples from the book that support your ideas. Please start each answer by including the number of the question being answered and a topic sentence that includes details from the question you are answering. Write neatly; use a pen or sharp pencil.

      In Native American culture, people with wealth are expected to share with people who have very little. Give examples of when this happened in the story, both indians with indians and Dunbar with the indians.

      Explain how important the buffalo was to the plains Native Americans. Give examples that show ways buffalo were used. Also, give examples from the story that show the worry of the tribe when the buffalo were late in arriving; what did the indians do?

      Give examples of tools, weapons, homes and clothing that the Comanche use in the book. Explain what they are made of, or how they are made, or how they are used.

      Throughout the story, Dances With Wolves, there is a continued tension between the Native Americans and the whites moving into the Native peoples’ land. Give examples of events in the book that shows this tension?
        U. S. History, week of May 15-21, 2015
        This is the last weekend to work on projects. Don't delay.

        History Project
        This project is an opportunity to meet the district Historical Thinking Standard: Use multiple perspectives, primary sources, context, and reasoning skills to understand the significance of events, people, ideas and institutions pertaining to U.S. History (8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.18).
        Select a topic that is connected to U.S. History. Some examples could be:
        people--explorers, presidents, inventors, military leaders, people who brought about change...
        events--wars, purchases, Oregon Trail, gold rush, various migrations,peace program, civil rights, slavery, cultural change...
        inventions--bridges, skyscrapers, roads, electronics, machines, steam engine, dams...

        Research your topic
        --using books, reference books, magazines, journals, web sites, interviews, documentaries/TV programs, textbooks...

        Use at least TWO SOURCES, and include them in a proper bibliography.

        Make your project
        --show me that you learned something. Ways that you can do this include reports, videos, posters, models, movies, web pages, news cast, dioramas...

        MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE SOME PERSONAL REFLECTION--write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...
        This should be half a page typed, double spaced, size 12 font.

        Each report must include the following:
        visual examples of your topic.
        information you have researched on the topic and put in your own words, written, spoken or on video.
        reflection- Typed on paper and turned in, write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...
        Formal bibliography of sources used both for information and any pictures used.
        easybib.com is very helpful in making formal MLA bibliographies http://www.easybib.com

        This report will be worth 80 points; 30 for the refection, title, name ,period, and bibliography. Also 50 points for the project itself. Your project should represent about eight hours of work outside of school over the next eight+ weeks. You should be able to clearly understand your topic, and be able to present your information to the class for two to four minutes.

        DUE DATE:__5_/__21_/__15_
        Trimester Project Grade Sheet
        2 pts. _____ Title
        3 pts. _____ Name, Period
        5 pts. _____ Biography
        15 pts._____ Visual Examples
        35 pts._____ Information
        20 pts._____ Reflection
        80 pts._____ Total
        _____ Grade
        25 pts. _____ Present to the class
          LA/ History Block Week of May 4, 2015
          This week we are finishing up our research paper on Harriet Tubman. These reports will be due on Wednesday. Below are the directions for the bibliography. This should be stapled to the back of your report.

          Harriet Tubman Bibliography Directions


          1. If your article, or video, or book does not give you the bibliography at the end/bottom, logging on to easybib is very helpful. Easybib Bibliography Creator will tell you what information you need for the different sources- article, or video, or book.
          http://www.easybib.com/mla-format/website-citation

          2. Here are the websites for the articles we read. On each of these articles, the bibliography is complete and forund at the bottom of the artilce
          a. “American Civil War Underground Railroad” (blue)
          American Civil War Underground Railroad

          b.” Harriet Tubman” (Pink)
          Harriet Tubman

          3. Remember to include the book, I am Harriet Tubman. We wrote this complete bibliography information on our yellow note page.
          4. Include the bibliography information for the eight minute vidieo clip we watched. You may need to go to this web site and use easybib from #1 above to complete thebibliography information. You also have the information below on your yellow not page.
          Harriet Tubman, PGProductionz 8:22 min. 4/08/2015
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ2Kbk4QTGUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ2Kbk4QTGU
            U. S. History, weeks of April 20, 2015This week we are learning about the battles of the Civil War. Today we read and took notes on the Battle of Antietam. This battle had the most casualties Of any day of fighting in the war, 26,000 men.

            Students should be working on their Term Project, due May 21, 2015. Here are the directions again.

            Thank you for your continued support.
            Mrs. Gibbs

            History Project
            This project is an opportunity to meet the district Historical Thinking Standard: Use multiple perspectives, primary sources, context, and reasoning skills to understand the significance of events, people, ideas and institutions pertaining to U.S. History (8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.18).

            Select a topic that is connected to U.S. History. Some examples could be:
            people--explorers, presidents, inventors, military leaders, people who brought about change...

            events--wars, purchases, Oregon Trail, gold rush, various migrations,peace program, civil rights, slavery, cultural change...

            inventions--bridges, skyscrapers, roads, electronics, machines, steam engine, dams...

            Research your topic
            --using books, reference books, magazines, journals, web sites, interviews, documentaries/TV programs, textbooks...

            Use at least TWO SOURCES, and include them in a proper bibliography.

            Make your project
            --show me that you learned something. Ways that you can do this include reports, videos, posters, models, movies, web pages, news cast, dioramas...

            MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE SOME PERSONAL REFLECTION--write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...
            This should be half a page typed, double spaced, size 12 font.

            Each report must include the following:
            visual examples of your topic.
            information you have researched on the topic and put in your own words, written, spoken or on video.

            reflection- Typed on paper and turned in, write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...

            Formal bibliography of sources used both for information and any pictures used.
            easybib.com is very helpful in making formal MLA bibliographies http://www.easybib.com

            This report will be worth 80 points; 30 for the refection, title, name, period, and bibliography. Also 50 points for the project itself. Your project should represent about eight hours of work outside of school over the next eight+ weeks. You should be able to clearly understand your topic, and be able to present your information to the class for two to four minutes.

            DUE DATE:__5_/__21_/__15_
            Trimester Project Grade Sheet
            2 pts. _____ Title
            3 pts. _____ Name, Period
            5 pts. _____ Biography
            15 pts._____ Visual Examples
            35 pts._____ Information
            20 pts._____ Reflection
            80 pts._____ Total
            _____ Grade
            25 pts. _____ Present to the class


              LA/ History Block - Week of April 20, 2015State testing continues this week. Many students have finished the first test. We will start the second test Tuesday during 5th period. Please encourage your child to get plenty of rest and eat well. This is hard work. We will be starting a new chapter of vocabulary words this week, Chapter 13. The quiz on these words will not be until next week on Wednesday.

              Ch. 13 Vocabulary List

              agonizing Causing great physical or mental pain
              energetic Lively; spirited; full of energy
              foresight Care in planning or preparing for the future
              interval The period of time between two events
              prosper To succeed, especially financially
              strive To try hard
              substance A physical material; matter of a particular type
              tolerance Respect for the differing views, practices and characteristics of others; lack of prejudice
              trait A quality or feature, as of personality, for which a person is known
              withdraw To take back (something or a statement); remove
                LA/ History Block Week of April 13- 17, 2015We have been working the last 10 class day on the causes of the Civil War. You may be looking Monday on Parent View to see scores on their North and South essay due last Tuesday. Some are already recorded.

                This week we will have a test on Wednesday; the notes from Chapter 17 and movie notes will be the source of the test questions. Encourage reviewing and studying these notes Monday and Tuesday evening.

                Have a good week.
                Kathy Gibbs- History
                  LA/ History Block Week of April 13- 20, 2015STATE TESTING BEGINS ON MONDAY

                  Hello All,

                  Our turn for Language Arts state testing is starting on Monday April 14th. This first test requires a group activity and introduction that will take place fourth period Monday. It is very important that your child is present for this activity to give your child a good start and advantage on this test. Students only have a 10 day window to complete this first test. Attendance is important.

                  Encourage your child to get plenty of rest over the next few weeks. Our class will be testing one period a day for two weeks, if we need this time. Language Arts has three tests to complete in this time. Please encourage your child to do their best.

                  Thank you for all your support,

                  Kathy Gibbs
                    LA/ History Block - Week of April 1, 2015This week we have started research for a paper we willl be writing in class about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. In your child's binder you should find a blue article and a yellow sheet to take notes on and record information for a bibliography page. Next week we will add to these materials with another article and some video clips. From our notes we will write a five paragraph essay.

                    On Wednesday, April 8th,we will have a vocabulary test on Ch. 12 words. Below is the list. encourage your child to study at home.

                    Ch. 12 Vocabulary List

                    artificial Made to imitate

                    complicate To make difficult by adding or involving many parts or details; make complex

                    conscience A sense of what is right or wrong in one’s behavior

                    counsel To give advice or guidance to; advise

                    detect To notice; discover that something exists or is present

                    frequency The rate at which something occurs; how often something happens

                    represent To act or speak for

                    temporary Lasting or serving for a limited time only; not permanent

                    transparent Allowing light to pass through so that objects on the other side can be seen

                    triumph An outstanding or very satisfying success; victory
                      U. S. History, week of April 1, 2015This week we are focusing on causes of the Civil War. Students have been reading Ch.16 and taking notes on the differences between the North and South. Next week they will uses these notes to write an essay. The directions are below. The essay will be due on Tuesday.

                      Essay - Life in the Northern and Southern States

                      Directions-Use your notes from reading about the North on pages 516-520 and the South on pages 527-531.

                      Write an essay that compares and contrasts the lives of Northerners and Southerners in America between 1820-1860.

                      Compare= how things are similar (the same)

                      Contrast= How they are different

                      You will need to include at least four examples from each region in your essay.

                      Please proofread before you turn this in.

                      Staple your notes to the back of your essay and turn them in.

                      You will be graded on Ideas and Content-Do you include facts and supporting details.

                      You will be graded on Conventions-Do use correct grammar, capitalize proper names, transitions and correct punctuation.
                      Mrs. Kathy Gibbs
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