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I would like to welcome all my students and their families to our 6th Grade World History class! I have a passion for world geography and have traveled much of my life before settling down here in Clarksville. This is my seventh year at West Creek Middle School. My wonderful wife and I met in Germany and we have been married for 25 years. Our two daughters attended school here in Clarksville. Like many people in this community, I spent twenty years in the Army. I have found serving my country as both a military officer and teacher equally rewarding. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master?s in Education degree through Trevecca Nazarene University here in Nashville. I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you this year and am proud to be a part of the Coyote team!
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Weeks Work, 18-22 March, 2019

Monday- View short video on Roman gods, ppt on Roman gods, discuss, view short video on Christianity and its beginnings. Read handout on the relationship between Rome and the Christianity. TSW work in collaborating groups and answer the ten questions associated with the reading. No homework.

Tuesday- TTW use the ppt and the textbook (pages 323-327) to lead a discussion of Julius Caesar, his step son, and the rise and fall of the Empire. (IXL, J-6) TSW take notes and participate in the discussion. No homework.

Wednesday-TTW continue to use the ppt and the textbook (pages 323-327) to lead a discussion of Julius Caesar. (IXL, J-7) No homework.

Thursday- Extensive quiz on the first two weeks of Rome. After completing the quiz students will complete research for ideas to save Rome. No homework.

Friday-TSW be divided into their collaboration consulting firm groups. TSW use the notes from the week’s classes and decide on the five major reasons that Rome fell, and what could be done to save Rome from these problems. No homework. Have a good Spring Break!

 

Weeks Work, 11-15 March, 2019

Monday-Geography of Rome, Play, advantages and disadvantages of the geography of Rome. Homework is finish worksheet.

Tuesday-Read pages 304-309 and discuss geography, why do people settle in certain areas, map exercise, start intro to governments of Rome. No homework.

Wednesday- Geo Quiz, Governments of Rome, Plebeians and Patricians, four short stories. No homework!

Thursday-Quiz, Hannibal and his fight against Rome, read pages 316-319, question 3 on page 319, video clips about Hannibal. No homework!

Friday- Vocabulary quiz, read Hannibal pages 316-319 and video clip. Discuss his death. Read 320-322 about the fall of Rome which will tie into next lesson. No homework!

 

Weeks Work, 4-8 March, 2019

Monday- Consolidated review day for tomorrow's Unit Test. Homework is to study worksheets completed in class for test.

Tuesday-Unit assessment on Greece. No homework.

Wednesday-Finish assessment on Greece. Introduce Rome with a webquest.  No homework.

Thursday-No school. Get out and vote!

Friday- Introduce the geography of Rome and its early peoples and cultures. No homework.

 

Weeks Work, 25 February-1 March, 2019

Monday-TSW go to Greek Mythology, read, and complete various activities in Google Classroom and Padlet. The students will also complete a Graphic organizer on the gods and goddesses of Greece. No homework!

Tuesday-TSW learn about the various myths and stories from classical Greece. TSW use various documents and the textbook to answer questions about the gods. Complete graphic organizer. No homework!

Wednesday-Nearpod activity on the Olympic Games. No homework!

Thursday-Famous people of Greece and their accomplishments. Complete Influential Greeks chart. No homework!

Friday-Continue working on the Influential Greeks and incorporate the purposes and functions of key locations and architecture throughout Greece. No homework!

Weeks Work, 18-22 February, 2019

Monday-President’s Day! Thanks to the 45 who helped make this country great!

Tuesday-Greek Assessment that includes both multiple choice and written essay. Homework is to be prepared for the assessment!

Wednesday-Finish Greek Part 1 Assessment. Greek webquest when done. No homework!

Thursday-Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek Culture Near pod, graphic organizer Exit slip. No homework.

Friday-Hellenistic Culture, Cause and effect organizer, Questions in Google Classroom. No homework.

Week Work, 4-8 February, 2019

Monday-TSW perform a reader’s theater to show how Greece developed and the various governments that developed TTW present information on developing governments of Greece using a power point presentation. No homework.

Tuesday-TTW present information on democracy using a power point presentation, quiz on power point. Complete compare and contrast of Athens and the United States. No homework!

Wednesday- TTW present information on the different types of government in early Greece by doing a group read of pages 241-247. TSW look at the questions on page 247 first and use them as a target for their reading. After reading pages 241-247, TSW answer questions 1-6 on page 247. When finished with questions, TSW work on a handout on the different governments. No homework!

Thursday-Finish hand out on government. Complete an important people worksheet and review of the governments of Greece. No homework.

Friday- Quiz on governments. After quiz, TSW be provided a rubric for the travel brochures they will develop for Athena or Sparta. The brochures will tell about the “grapes” of each civilization. TSW use computers, textbook (pages 243-247), and other on-line sources to complete their brochures. No homework!

 

Weeks Work, 28 Jan-1 Feb, 2019

Monday-Review for test on Tuesday! Homework is to study for the test!

Tuesday-Hebrew Assessment! Followed by the introduction to the Greeks. No homework!

Wednesday-Finish any testing or make-ups. Intro to Greece webquest.

Thursday- Close Read the “Geography of Greece”, complete activity in class. No Homework.

Friday- TSW perform a reader’s theater to show how Greece developed and the various governments that developed TTW present information on developing governments of Greece using a power point presentation. No homework.

Weeks Work, 21-25 January, 2019

 

Monday-MLK Day! Celebrate a better America!

Tuesday-TTW discuss the activities we have completed in the last few days. TSW complete a paper on the Diaspora and how it affected the Jewish people. No homework.

Wednesday- King/ Conquerors Quiz, Ten Commandments vs Hammurabi’s Code activity and reflection paper, Homework is finish reflection paper. No homework.

Thursday- TTW set up the ideas on how the Masada situation happened to the Jews. TSW use a combination of the textbook, pages 220-223, TSW work in pairs and choose a side. As an individual, each student will write a historic fiction letter as a Jew or Roman. They will explain their position on why they either attacked or defended their position on the mountain. No Homework!

Friday-Read textbook pages 224-225. Complete a review on the Hebrews for Monday. TTW orchestrate the activity and ask higher level questions about the information provided. As a reward and to visualize the fall of the second temple, we will watch the video at the end of class. No Homework!

 

Weeks Work, 14-18 January, 2019

Monday- Life in Canaan, Intro to the first Kings of Israel. Reading and activity. No homework.

Tuesday-12 Tribes of Israel, Break-up of the Kingdom of Israel Activity. No homework.

Wednesday- Hebrew history research the various conquerors of Judah to include Assyrians, the second Babylonians (Chaldeans), Persians, Greeks, and Romans. This will be a good way to research and develop skills in preparation for both the ELA and Social Studies state assessments. No Homework!

Thursday-Hebrew history research the various conquerors of Judah to include Assyrians, the second Babylonians (Chaldeans), Persians, Greeks, and Romans. This will be a good way to research and develop skills in preparation for both the ELA and Social Studies state assessments. No Homework!

Friday-Hebrew history research the various conquerors of Judah to include Assyrians, the second Babylonians (Chaldeans), Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Using the information they researched and a conquerors worksheet we will discuss and complete a graphic organizer on the different civilizations. No Homework!