Thursday, August 29, 2013
Welcome to Ancient Mesopotamia!
Final draft of your "Day in the Life Story" is due today! We will have a final chance to edit with the rubric.
Then go to
1. Summarize the of Story of Gilgamesh in your notebook
2. Explore the maps.
3. Try the Challenge if time permits.
NO HOMEWORK. HAVE A GREAT, RELAXING LONG WEEKEND.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
No Social Studies today.
Kai has Community Service.
Aina has Gardening.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Today in class we will learn about the advent of agriculture and the old Stone Age versus the New Stone Age. Students will complete a Graphic Organizer that is attached to the bottom of this post.
Homework: Final draft of your "Day in the Life Story is due on Thursday, August 29. Please note: your final draft must be a story describing a day in an early humans life from sun rise to sun set.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Today in class we will review the rough drafts of A Day in the Life Stories and look at Stone Age tools.
Homework: The final draft of your "Day in the Life Story" is due on Thursday, August 29.
Thursday, August 22
Rough Draft of Your Hunter Gatherer Story is Due on August 26 shared with Mrs. Robinson as a google document. Please see the rubric at the top of this post for details ("a_day_in _the_life.") Read through the rubric. You are just writing a story of what one day of pre-historic life would be like. You do not have to spend more than 45 minutes on your rough draft. You are invited to spend more time if you would like to and to add illustrations.
Tuesday, August 20
Today in class we will begin the great Hunter-Gatherer Project.
After a presentation in class, you will begin researching your assigned early hominid group.
Please use Graphic Organizer below for your notes:
Please use the list of suggested websites below for your research.
Homework: Due Thursday, August 22. Spend at least 30 minutes researching your species. If you are researching homo sapiens, please focus on humans from the paleolithic period before the development of agriculture.
Monday, August 19
Today in class, students took a quiz on geography and land forms.
There is no Social Studies homework tonight.
Thursday, August 15
Today in class will continue to work with global mapping skills and latitude and longitude.
Homework: Quiz on Monday, August 19 on both vocabulary lists and location of 7 continents and 4 oceans.
Wednesday, August 14
Gardening Today for Aina
Community Service for Kai
Tuesday, August 13
Today in class we will continue our study of latitude and longitude and look at oceans basins and use coordinates to find a a variety of locations in Maui County.
Homework: Use the following link http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossary.shtml.
Define each of the following words and draw a simple sketch in your Social Studies notebook:
Due on Thursday, August 15,
Monday, August 12
Today in class we we explore latitude and longitude.
Homework: Please read through the lesson and complete all of the activities on the following site:
After you have completed the activities, use the link above and other resources if you need them to define the following terms in your Social Studies notebook:
lines of latitude (state which direction they run)
lines of longitude (state which direction they run)
Monday, August 5
Class Expectations and Spaceship Group Learning Activity
Homework: Re-read class expectations and send an email to Mrs. Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org stating you have read and understand expectations.
Tuesday, August 6
There was no Social Studies class today due to the air conditioning outage.
Wednesday, August 7
Kai has gardening.
Aina has community service.
Please come to school with close-toed shoes, water bottle, and snack.
Thursday, August 8
Today will we use the internet to research Hawaiian Plants in our garden.
Please use the following website to complete your work:
Homework: Complete Hawaiian Plants Worksheet.