Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 19 - 23 Schedule

Universal American School, Middle School
Weekly Assignment Schedule

from September 19, 2010 to September 23, 2010

Holmes, Social Studies, 6th


• Review Section 2 homework
• Chp. 1, Sec. 2 Graphic Organizer (Compare and Contrast)
• The Process of Flaking demonstration (teacher)

Read Section 3: “The Beginning of Agriculture” (pp. 44-49)
. Complete Review and Assess (pg. 49, Q’s 1-5)
. Write questions and then answer them
. Transfer Q’s and A’s from Review and Assess onto note card and add to Sec. 3 foldable pocket (you need to do the same for Sec. 1 & 2)


• Review Section 3 homework
• Chp. 1, Sec. 3 Graphic Organizer (Compare and Contrast)

. This is a catch up night for you. If you have not been completing homework assignments for Chp. 1 (foldable requirements and reading/review and assessments) do so tonight


• Introduction to Public Speaking
• Complete comprehension questions for “First Farmers and Towns” with a partner

. Complete “First Farmers and Towns” questions if you didn’t do so in class
. Study for Chp. 1 test using foldable, graphic organizers, and “First Farmers and Towns” comprehension questions


• Review for Chapter 1 Test

. Study for Chp. 1 test using all materials I gave you as well as those materials you created (Graphic Organizers, Vocab. Cards, Chapter Summaries, Section Reviews and Assessments, “First Farmers and Towns” Comprehension Questions


• Chapter 1 Test
• Turn-in all in-class assignments and homework (graphic organizers, foldable, review and assessments, ”First Farmers and Towns” comprehension questions 


The Key to Success and Doing Well on Tests:

1. Come to Class and Participate
2. Spend Time Each Night Going over the homework. This is called studying. You shouldn’t need to spend that much time doing so. The point is to do it and do it consistently.
3. Get Your Parents Involved – Have Them Quiz You.
4. Come to class confident and come prepared to demonstrate that you understand the content on test day.



[6]SSSM-7.7 Work effectively to achieve group goals:
• Engage in active listening
• Provide feedback in a constructive manner
• Help establish group goals
• Take various roles within the group
• Recognize contributions of others
[6]SSSM-7.3 Organize information using outlines and graphic organizers

[6]SSH-1.3 Describe the early cultural development of humankind from Paleolithic Era to the revolution of agriculture incuding
• Hunting and gathering
• Tool making
• Use of fire
• Domestication of plants and animals
• Organizing societies
• Governance

Chapter 1 Objectives: The first Cultures – From about 70,000 to 12,000 years ago, groups of people hunted animals and gathered plants. About 10,000 years ago, these groups created more sophisticated tools. They began to farm and to develop the first towns.

Section 1 – Early People
• Identify the period called the Old Stone Age and place it in time
• Describe culture during the Old Stone Age
• Analyze how the use of tools developed as life changed among early humans
Section 2 – Stone Age Technology
• Define and explain technology as it relates to tools and the use of tools
• Describe how fire changed the lives of early humans
• Explain how early people discovered and began to use metals
Section 3 – The Beginning of Agriculture
• Describe the changes that occurred at the end of the Ice Age
• Explain the factors that led to permanent human settlements
• Summarize the ways that Catal Huyuk exemplified the changes brought by agriculture

Assessment (Tests/Quizzes) Dates (These Dates May/Can be changed at any point) The following will be assessed:
Thursday, September 23
Chapter 1 Test: The First Cultures

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