Social 7 American History Lesson Plan Archive 2018-2019

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 3, 2018 - NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 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 10, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 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 10, 2018.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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:  Create a class quizlet account. (https://quizlet.com/join/4sUCsJTAP)  This is due by Monday, September 10, 2018.

Assignment:  Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page - Due Monday, September 10, 2018.

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 cite reasons why the early American colonists wanted to break away from British rule.
  2. I can define democracy in my own words.
  3. I can identify and explain different principles of democracy. (7.1.1.1.1)
  4. I can list and summarize the main ideas and parts of the Declaration of Independence. (7.1.2.3.1)
  5. I can cite specific examples of how principles in this document have been used to achieve equality in modern society. (7.1.2.3.1)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Due For Turn-In: Course Syllabus Parent Signature Page

Assignment:  Students will be viewing America: The Story of US - Rebels.  Students will be introduced to the founding of our country and reasons that led to the colonists desiring to beeak away from British rule.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Activity:  Go over class website and CNN 10 website for students.

Assignment:  Students will finish viewing America: The Story of US - Rebels.  Students will be introduced to the founding of our country and reasons that led to the colonists desiring to beeak away from British rule.

Notes and Discussion:  Begin going over What is a Democracy?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Notes and Discussion:  Finish What is a Democracy? and begin discussing the 14 Principles of a Democracy

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Notes and Discussion:  Finish going over the 14 Principles of a Democracy

AssignmentPrinciples of Democracy Foldable — Due Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

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 list and summarize the main ideas and parts of the Declaration of Independence. (7.1.2.3.1)
  2. I can cite specific examples of how principles in this document have been used to achieve equality in modern society. (7.1.2.3.1)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment Work DayPrinciples of Democracy Foldable — Due Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Notes:  Students will be introduced to Rainbow-Notes in class.  Students will need their colored pencils to complete this task.  Students will begin copying the notes entitled The Declaration of Independence.  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

Due For Turn-In:  Principles of Democracy Foldable

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Notes:  Students will finish going over notes entitled “The Declaration of Independence”.  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)

AssignmentDeclaration of Independence Review Worksheet.  Students will use the notes taken in class to complete this worksheet.  This is due for turn-in on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due For Turn-In: Declaration of Independence Review Worksheet.

Notes:  Students will begin completing “Rainbow-Notes” in class.  Students will need colored pencils to complete this task.  Students will begin going over notes entitled "The Constitution and Bill of Rights".  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)  Students will copy these notes and they will be reviewed in class on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Assignment: Study for Quiz #1 on Monday, September 24, 2018.  This quiz will cover this week’s current events as well as content material covering the Declaration of Independence and the 14 Principles of Democracy.

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 24, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Quiz:  Students will be taking their first quiz of the school year covering the current events from last week, the 14 Principles of Democracy, and the Declaration of Independence.  This will be reviewed in class.

Notes:  Students will begin going over notes entitled "The Constitution and Bill of Rights".  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)  Students will need colored pencils to complete this task.

AssignmentU.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet - Students should complete Part 1 Vocabulary - constitution, federalism, general welfare, domestic tranquility, justice, Articles of Confederation, liberty, Bill of Rights, representative government, and popular sovereignty.  Students should also complete Part 2 and Part 3 covering Goals of the Constitution, and Separation of Powers/Branches of Government.  This is due on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Review:  Go over Mondays assignment from the U.S. Constitution Review Packet.

Notes:  Students will finish going over notes entitled "The Constitution and Bill of Rights".  (Blank Student Skeleton Notes Copy)  Students will need colored pencils to complete this task.

AssignmentU.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet - Students should complete Part 1 Vocabulary terms - due process, bill, amendments, veto, ratify, propose, and unconstitutional.  Students should also complete Parts 4-6 covering Checks and Balances, Living Document, and Good Citizenship. This is due on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignment Review: U.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet.  This is due for turn-in on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Unit Review:  Students will be reviewing material from Unit One in preparation for the unit test which will take place in class on Thursday of this week.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Due For Turn-In: U.S. Constitution Review Worksheet Packet

Test:  Students will be taking their Unit One tests in class on this date covering Americas Founding Documents.  This will cover the Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Principles of Democracy.

Assignment: Study for Quiz #2 on Monday, October 1, 2018.  This quiz will cover this week’s current events as well as content material covering the U.S. Constitution.


Semester 1 Quarter 2 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 identify the political and religious roots of reform. (7.4.4.18.3)
  2. I can describe the goals that social reformers sought in the mid-1800’s. (7.4.4.18.3)
  3. I can explain how Americans improved public education in the mid-1800’s. (7.4.4.18.3)
  4. I can apply knowledge from class notes and create Whole-Brain Connectors that demonstrate content understanding.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - Mr. Vieau’s Last Day

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Test:  Students will be taking a test covering Unit 3 - The Industrial Revolution

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Unit Introduction:  Students will be introduced to Unit 4 covering 19th Century Social Reforms.

Video:  Democracy and Reform

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Notes:  Unit 4 Part 1 Rainbow Notes “The Spirit of Reform”. (Blank Student Skeleton Notes)  Students will be going over part I. The Reforming Impulse

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News

Assignmen Work Time:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Assignment: Study for Quiz #2 on Monday, December 17, 2018.  This quiz will cover this week’s current events as well as content material covering the Unit 4 Part 1 Notes - “The Spirit of Reform”.

Semester 1 Quarter 2 Week 7

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

Class Weekly Objectives / “I Can" Statements:

  1. I can identify the political and religious roots of reform. (7.4.4.18.3)
  2. I can describe the goals that social reformers sought in the mid-1800’s. (7.4.4.18.3)
  3. I can explain how Americans improved public education in the mid-1800’s. (7.4.4.18.3)
  4. I can apply knowledge from class notes and create Whole-Brain Connectors that demonstrate content understanding.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Quiz:  Students will be taking a quiz covering last week’s current events and content material from Democracy and Reform.

Notes:  Unit 4 Part 1 Rainbow Notes “The Spirit of Reform”. (Blank Student Skeleton Notes)  Students will be going over parts II. Prison Reforms, III. Helping the Mentally Ill, IV. Battling Alcohol Abuse, V. Improving Public Education, and VI. Modern Reforms.

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Activity:  Introduce “Whole-Brain” Connectors. Students will create a “Whole-Brain Connector for each section of section of the Unit 4 Part 1 Rainbow Notes.  This will be done in small groups.

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Assignment:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  This is due on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Assignment:  Students will be given the class period to complete their own “Whole-Brain” Connectors for each section of their Unit 4 Part 1 Notes entitled “The Spirit of Reform’.  This is due on Thursday of this week.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Due For Turn-In:  Unit 4 Part 1 Rainbow Notes and Whole-Brain Connectors

Due For Turn-In:  Quizlet: Students will complete the LEARN Section of Unit 4 entitled “19th Century Social Reforms”.  (https://quizlet.com/69378371/unit-4-19th-century-social-reforms-flash-cards/)

Semester 1 Quarter 2 Week 8

(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 the antislavery movement began and grew. (7.4.4.18.3)
  2. I can identify the actions taken by reformers to end slavery. (7.4.4.18.3)
  3. I can describe how the Underground Railroad helped slaves reach freedom. (7.4.4.18.3)
  4. I can explain why many white northerners and southerners opposed the campaign to abolish slavery.

Monday, December 31, 2019 - No School

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - No School

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Assembly Schedule - Sub In Class

Video:  “America’s Heart and Soul”.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video:  Finish “America’s Heart and Soul”.

Friday, January 4, 2019 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Semester 1 Quarter 2 Week 9

(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 the antislavery movement began and grew. (7.4.4.18.3)
  2. I can identify the actions taken by reformers to end slavery. (7.4.4.18.3)
  3. I can describe how the Underground Railroad helped slaves reach freedom. (7.4.4.18.3)
  4. I can explain why many white northerners and southerners opposed the campaign to abolish slavery.

Monday, January 7, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Assignment Review:  Students will be given their Unit 4 Part 1 Notes entitled “The Spirit of Reform’ with Whole-Brain Connectors that were finished and turned-in before the holiday break.

Notes:  Unit 4 Part 2 Rainbow Notes “The Fight Against Slavery”. (Blank Student Skeleton Notes)  Students will cover I. Roots of the Antislavery Movement, II. A Colony in Africa, III. A Call to End Slavery, IV. The Underground Railroad, and V. Reasons Why People Opposed Abolition in the North and South.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video:  “Slavery and the Making of America” Episode #3 with video guide.  Turn in at the end of the class period.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Video Completion:  “Slavery and the Making of America” Episode #3 - This was started in class on Wednesday of this week.

Quiz Preparation:  Study for a quiz next Monday, January 14, 2019, covering notes from Unit 4 Parts 1-2 entited “The Spirit of Reform” and “The Fight Against Slavery” and this week’s current events.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Current Events:  CNN 10 Student News 

Quiz Preparation:  Study for a quiz next Monday, January 14, 2019, covering notes from Unit 4 Parts 1-2 entited “The Sprit of Reform and “The Fight Against Slavery” and this week’s current events.

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