Thursday, August 6, 2015

2017-2018 Blog Guide

Hello All,

It is my hope that this website can be a helpful tool for you throughout the course of the year.  There are four sub-categories of this page, a category for each of my classes as well as a General Links category.  This is where you can find resources for your class in the form of internet links.  Below is a more detailed description of the resources that are usually posted.

1.  Course Syllabus: You can review the expectations, course units, and grading system.

2. Posted Unit Notes: I will post the classroom notes for the entire unit (usually a unit is 3-4 weeks long).  There is a spot on the website for links for each grade.  Notes will be posted when we begin a new unit so if you miss a day, you can still access the notes or you can use it to review the entire unit.

3.  Posted Videos: When I can, I will post the links to the videos and video clip that we watch in class.  In a typical unit, there are several clips that can be helpful.  I will also post some supplemental clips for those who crave more knowledge.

4.  Project Rubrics/Additional Info: When a class has a specific project, field trip, etc., it can be helpful to access the rubrics and guidelines online.  As these projects and events come up, I will post information that you may find helpful.

Note: The website will only be updated when I have new notes or material to post and it will be cleared after each unit has been completed.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22

8th Grade: Our current unit is the Middle East.  Notes and videos have been posted.

7th Grade: We are currently finishing our unit on religion and will be focusing on World Geography for the last three weeks.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday, May 5

8th Grade: We will be studying northern Africa and the Middle East.  All notes have been posted.

7th Grade: We have begun a unit covering Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Please note that the goal is help students understand key beliefs and elements of major religions and to better understand people of the world.  Notes have been posted.

Monday, April 28, 2014

7th Grade: The final U.S. Geography Test is scheduled for Thursday, May 1.  It will be a map of the entire U.S. and you need to know all of your capitals.  Study hard and talk to me if you need additional study materials.

8th Grade: The Apartheid Exam is scheduled for Thursday.  A portion of the test will be a map of southern Africa.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

8th Grade: We are currently studying Africa and are focusing on South Africa and Apartheid.  Notes have been posted.

7th Grade: We have about one week remaining in our U.S. Geography unit.  Keep studying you map and the states and capitals.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11

Welcome back!  Current notes and vocabulary for both courses have been posted courses.