Social 7 - Lesson Plan Archive/Lesson Plans 2019-2020

On this page students may access all daily lessons throughout the school year.  In addition, links to most classroom assignments and daily work will be available for student access and download.  This page will be extremely useful for students who may miss class due to absence or simply to print materials they may have lost.  I provide students one copy of all materials needed in class, if this is lost or damaged students may download and print materials on their own from this page.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 1

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. Students will successfully complete the class district assessment.
  2. Students will share course policies with parents/guardians and return with a signature of completion.

Monday, September 2, 2019 - NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (28 Minute Classes on this Date w/Homeroom)

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Course Introduction:  Students will receive the course syllabus and begin going over the class rules and policies.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Course Introduction:  Students will finish going over the course syllabus and covering the class rules and policies.

Activity:  Students will receive their Quarter 1 Oops Coupons and we will share how these can be used in class.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

District Assessment:  Students will be taking the Social 7 District Assessment to determine current student knowledge and understanding of American History.  This is an ungraded test and will be taken again at the end of the school year to determine student academic growth.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 9, 2019.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 2

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can explain how Common Sense influenced the colonists.
  2. I can explain how American Patriots responded to the Declaration of Independence.
  3. I can summarize the main ideas and parts of the Declaration of Independence.
  4. I can cite specific examples of how principles in the Declaration of Independence have been used to achieve equality in modern society.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due For Turn-In:  Parent/Guardian Course Syllabus Signature Page

Activity:  Students will use Chromebook in class to set up their Quizlet.com accounts.  (Directions for Creating a Quizlet Account)

Assignment:  Students should begin working on the LEARN section of Unit 1 on their Quizlet Accounts.  This section is entitled Unit 1: Americas Founding Documents - The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video:  Students will begin viewing a film from the series “America the Story of US”.    The epidsode is entitled “Rebels”.  Students will complete a video guide while watching this film.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule - Patriot’s Day

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - Coverage of 9/11 Anniversary

Video Completion:  Students will finish viewing a film from the series “America the Story of US”.    The epidsode is entitled “Rebels”.  Students will complete a video guide while watching this film.  This was started in Tuesday’s class and the guide will be reviewed and collected following the film.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Unit Introduction:  Students will review the early foundings of the United States and begin examing the ideas of freedoms and rights and how these are protected in the United States.  Students will discuss the following questions in groups:  (1) What are rights?, (2) What are some rights that you believe you have as a U.S. citizen?, (3) Where do rights come from?, (4) What actions would you be willing to take if your rights were threatened?

Homework:  View Friday’s CNN 10 on your own time.  If students are unable to view this outside of school they may view it on Monday from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz in class next Monday (Sept. 16, 2019) covering this weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes, and questions from the course syllabus.

Friday, September 13, 2019 - No School

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on own time or on Monday morning from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 3

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can explain how Common Sense influenced the colonists.
  2. I can explain how American Patriots responded to the Declaration of Independence.
  3. I can summarize the main ideas and parts of the Declaration of Independence.
  4. I can cite specific examples of how principles in the Declaration of Independence have been used to achieve equality in modern society.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering last weeks current events and questions from the course syllabus.  This will be corrected in class on Tuesday.

Assignment:  Begin going covering The Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes.  (Blank Student Skelton Note Copy)

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Review:  Students will have their quizzes from Monday’s classes returned and reviewed.

Assignment:  Continue going over The Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes.  (Blank Student Skelton Note Copy)

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment:  Finish going over The Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes.  (Blank Student Skelton Note Copy)

Assignment:  Declaration of Independence Review Worksheet - Due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Activity:  Share information regarding a trip to Washington D.C. being offered in June 10-13, 2020.

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - No School - Emergency Closure

Friday, September 20, 2019 - No School

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on own time or on Monday morning from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz in class next Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2019) covering this weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), and Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 4

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can name and describe the six goals of the Constitution as listed in the preamble.
  2. I can name the five basic principles of the Constitution. (7.1.4.7.1 and 7.1.4.8.1)
  3. I can describe how the system of checks and balances operates. (7.1.4.7.1)
  4. I can describe the formal process of amending the Constitution. (7.1.4.8.2)
  5. I can explain the purpose of the Bill of Rights and key amendments. (7.1.4.8.1) and (7.1.4.8.2)
  6. I can list citizen’s rights and responsibilities. (7.1.3.6.1 and 7.1.3.6.2)
  7. I can name three practices that responsible citizens are expected to do: (1) becoming informed on current events, (2) advocating upon an informed decision, and (3) voting. (7.1.3.5.1)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due For Turn-In:  Declaration of Independence Review Worksheet.  This will be corrected in class and turned in for grading.

Assignment:  Begin going over the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

Assignment Reminder:  Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. - This is an extension due to the emergency closure last Thursday.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz on Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2019) covering last weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), and Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes.  This is a reschedule due to the emergency school closure last Thursday.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due For Turn-In: Unit 1 Quizlet LEARN -  This is due by 4:00 p.m. on this date.  This is an extension of due date due to the emergency closure last Thursday.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering last weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), and Declaration of Independence Rainbow Notes. This is a reschedule due to the emergency school closure last Thursday.

Assignment:  Continue going over the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule - Sub In Class - Miss Shively will run the class.

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment Review:  Students will have their quizzes from Tuesday's classes returned and reviewed.

Assignment:  Students will view a film entitled America’s Heart and Soul.  This is a film that captures the essence of the natural right of “Pursuit of Happiness”.   

Reminder:  Washington D.C. Parent Information Meeting - 6pm THHS Library

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment:  Finish going over the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

AssignmentU.S. Constituition Review Guide - Due on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz in class next Monday (Sept. 30, 2019) covering this weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), and the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes.

Friday, September 27, 2019 - No School

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on own time or on Monday morning from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 5

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can list citizen’s rights and responsibilities. (7.1.3.6.1 and 7.1.3.6.2)
  2. I can name three practices that responsible citizens are expected to do: (1) becoming informed on current events, (2) advocating upon an informed decision, and (3) voting. (7.1.3.5.1)
  3. I can describe Manifest Destiny and describe American's inspiration for expansion (7.4.4.18.1)
  4. I can describe how the United States purchased Louisiana (7.4.4.18.1)
  5. I can identify the achievements of the explorations of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike. (7.4.4.18.1)

Monday, September 30, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment:  Finish going over the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering last weeks CNN 10 (Monday-Friday), and the U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes.  This will be corrected in class.

Assignment:  U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights Review Guide — Students who turn this in complete on this date will be able to take the Unit One test on a “take-home” basis.  Students can turn in this guide complete at anytime during the day for a copy of the test.  Any student who does not turn in this assignment on this date will take the test during the class period on Tuesday.  Students who do not turn in this assignment on Monday may turn it on Tuesday for full credit grading.

Test:  Students will have a test covering Unit One - Founding Documents on Tuesday of this week.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due For Turn-In:  U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights Review Guide

Due For Turn-In:  U.S. Constitution Rainbow Notes

Test:  Students will have a test covering Unit One - Founding Documents on Tuesday of this week.

Assignment:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule -  Miss Shively will take over teaching the class.

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Introduction to Westward Expansion: Students will be starting the second unit all about the United States and westward expansion. 

Activity: Manifest Destiny Photo Analysis 

Video: Students will start a film from the series “America the Story of US”. They will be watching the episode “Westward”. Students will complete a video guide while watching this.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Video: Students will finish up a film from the series “America the Story of US”. They will be watching the episode “Westward”. Students will complete a video guide while watching this.

Assignment: Turn in film guide in class on this day

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - No School

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on own time or on Monday morning from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Semester 1 Quarter 1 Week 6

(Please note this is merely a guide of weekly activities and may change as needed.)

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can describe Manifest Destiny and describe America's inspiration for expansion (7.4.4.18.1)
  2. I can describe how the United States purchased Louisiana (7.4.4.18.1)
  3. I can identify the achievements of the explorations of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike. (7.4.4.18.1).
  4. I can correctly use and label “TODALSS” on the map (7.3.1.1.1)
  5. I can identify the 1807 United States, along with the regions of the Louisiana Purchase, Spanish Florida territory, and Oregon country. (7.4.4.18.1) and (7.3.1.1.1)

Monday, October 7, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

ActivityBegin Manifest Destiny & Louisiana Purchase Rainbow Notes 

Manifest Destiny Rainbow Notes:(https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fYrAU7jJboZmwuLb4xYCF7LZczbERsv).

Manifest Destiny Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copies - (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fYrAU7jJboZmwuLb4xYCF7LZczbERsvu

Louisiana Purchase Rainbow Notes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tOmTPkhSJhP6Q46g4GdawRCZSy5s34my

Louisiana Purchase Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy:(https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tOmTPkhSJhP6Q46g4GdawRCZSy5s34my)

Throughout a slideshow, on the Louisiana Purchase, students will be answering the following questions in groups. 1. How did the United States gain Louisiana? 2. what did the Lewis and Clark expedition achieve? And 3. why was control of the Mississippi river important to western farmers?

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (Miss Shively Out - Sub In Class)

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering last weeks current events and film covering Westward Expansion.  This will be corrected and reviewed in class.

Test Review:  Students will have their Unit One tests covering Americas Founding Documents returned to them and reviewed in class.  Students who earn a grade below a C may retake this test for the lowest C grade following the class retake policy.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Pep Fest Schedule/Conferences - (Miss Shively Out - Sub In Class)

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Video:  Lewis and Clark - Journey of the Corp of Discovery.  Students will have a guide to complete while viewing this film that will be turned in for grading. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5kbLDp94M) (Viewers Guide)

Conferences Tonight from 5-8 p.m.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - CONFERENCES

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on your own time.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - No School

Homework Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News - View on own time or on Monday morning from 7:45-7:55 a.m. in Room 2313.

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz on Monday, October 14, 2019 covering this weeks current events only.

Assignment Reminder:  Students will be assigned to complete the LEARN section of Unit 2 Quizlet entitled United States Expansion. (https://quizlet.com/59599841/unit-2-united-states-expansion-flash-cards/). This is due on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fYrAU7jJboZmwuLb4xYCF7LZczbERsvu

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