Projects due Friday and Monday.
We have started the next unit in history: The high Middle Ages and the end of the Middle Ages(in Europe). Students are reading Chapter 2 and 5. Students have chosen a topic of inquiry and are researching using books in the library. Students should have 2.5 pages of handwritten notes on their topic by today or tomorrow. Notes must be written in student's words, not copied word for word from a text. Students must have a works cited page. Today we will write an outline or plan. Students will organize their information into paragraphs or intro/body/conclusion depending on how they decide to present their findings.
We have started a unit on Islam.
Feb. 8, 2013
Test on Europe (western) this week. We will be learning about the influence of religion on Europe during the middle ages.
Jan. 28, 2013
Test on the Fall of the Roman Empire and pages 9-12 in textbook today.
Students are also working on a play about the Viking invasions during the reign of Charlemagne.
I have updated student grades for the month of January. We will be writing progress report cards and having interviews. Students will be asked to take the report cards home and discuss/ask for signature with parents.
Jan. 9, 2013
We have begun our history unit on the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Europe. We will be studying a map of current day Europe vs. Europe during this period. Students should be reading notes on the causes of the fall of Rome.
Inquiry project/presentation. Scripts finished. Please come by after school for editing and suggestions. Presentations start this week.
Quiz on longitude/latitude and climate zones this week.
Quiz map 2 this week. Studying longitude/latitude/climate zones/time zones.
Continue studying map 2. There will be a quiz next week.
Bonjour! This is a great webgame to help with our first geography unit on the continents and some physical characteristics of the world. Copy and paste this address: http://www.jeux-geographiques.com/jeux-en-ligne-Jeu-Geo-Physique-du-Monde-_pageid121.html
Please bring your smart phone to class to use the following sites. If you do not have a smartphone, we supply dictionaries and Bescherelles. Smartphones may be kept on your desk or in your backpack/purse on your chair or at back of class. Please mute phones. No texting please.
Students are encouraged to use the following online dictionnary in and outside of class: www.wordreference.com
Bonjour! Je suis Madame Bottoni. Je suis le prof de Sciences Humaines 8 : )
Below are the 7 virtues of a great person! We will work on these this year.
Les 7 qualités d’une personne remarquable
**Autres observations: les devoirs, étudier/revision à la maison, le français
Students should have a binder for Sciences Humaines with dividers. Les Diviseurs: La religion, L'histoire, La géographie, Les Projets
Walnut Grove Secondary
Sciences Humaines 8
Goals of Social Studies:
The main goal of social studies is to develop thoughtful, responsible, active citizens who are able to acquire the requisite information needed to consider multiple perspectives and to make reasoned judgments. The social studies curriculum provides students with opportunities as citizens to critically reflect upon events and issues in order to examine the present, make connections to the past and consider the future.
Geography: Scale, interpretation of maps, use of legend, reading graphs, understanding longitude, latitude, and time zones, continents and countries in French and atlas use.
Writing: Plan, revise and deliver full French sentences and paragraphs with few spelling or grammatical errors.
Reading: Gather and organize a body of information, note-taking, asking questions when something is unclear, Gator notes
Research: Learn to use different search engines, website and books. Produce a bibliography.
History: Fall of Rome, Middle Ages, Reformation, Renaissance in Europe and the Middle East.
World Religion: History and basic knowledge of Christianity, Judaism and Islam
Classroom rules: Be responsible for the energy you bring into the classroom.
1. Empathy- Being understanding of others
2. Conscience- Sense of morality, making good decisions, choosing to behave properly
3. Self Control- Calm, being silent when others speak, paying attention, staying seated
4. Respect- Leaving your electronics ( i.e. cell phone) in your locker, leaving food and drinks in your locker, except water, and being silent upon entering when you are late
5. Kindness- Helping others in the class, smiling
6. Tolerance- Being patient with others and yourself
7. Fairness- Treating everyone the same way
Other observations: homework, reviewing/studying,speaking French during class
Evaluation and Assessment:
En français s’il vous plaît!
It is imperative that students speak in the target language in order to practice and improve their language skills. Students must do their best to speak to each other and the teacher in French during their one hour class. This evaluation will be worth 10% of the overall grade for each term.
0 No effort made to speak French. Constantly being reminded but disregards the rules.
5 Mediocre effort: Speaks to the teacher in French but rarely does so with classmates and rarely uses French during discussions.
10 Excellent effort: Speaks in French the moment he/she enters the classroom. Encourages classmates to do the same by continuing to speak French even they speak English back to her/him. Tries very hard to always speak French.
Students will self-evaluate their effort by choosing a number from 0-10 at the end of each month with an explanation beside their number. Students and the teacher will meet to discuss performance and evaluation.
Septembre: What to expect
Students will learn concepts regarding longitude and latitude such as time zones and climatic zones.
Octobre: What to expect
We will have our introduction to World Religions and will work on vocabulary for the unit. We will discuss current events.
We will write progress reports and work habits forms once a term. Students will bring these home for a discussion and signature.
I will discuss student progress with each student once a month. Students should discuss with parents after our monthly interview. Students with a C- or less are welcome to come by after school to rewrite assignments or tests Monday-Thursday.
Novembre: What to expect
We will study the fall of the Roman Empire (notes and pages 9-12 in text.)
Students will present "L'attaque des Vikings" to open our unit on the middle ages. They will be practising/memorizing their lines and preparing their costumes. .
Parent/teacher interviews this month. Please sign up electronically. Please invite your child with his/her binder to the interview.
Décembre: What to expect
We will study pages 13-16 : La religion un force de changement.
Students will take notes on a section of Chapter 1 and present their findings to the class.
Janvier: What to expect
Students will study the Francs and Charlemagne. Pages 21-26 in textbook.
Février:What to expect
Geography: Students will memorize the names of the countries in each of the continents. They will learn about the cultures and religions of the world. We will research and present a visual project (powerpoint, google doc, prezi, etc) on important sites and cities in South America. We will learn about smart researching tools (more than google!)
We will study Judaism in our World Religion unit and will begin Chapter 2 in the textbook; The High Middle Ages in Europe.
Avril: What to expect
We will study the Battle of Hastings and the High Middle Ages in Europe and the Middle East.
Mai: What to expect
In our world religions unit, we will study Islam.
We will organize our binders and make study sheets for the final exam in June. The final exam is worth 25% of the total grade this year. We will continue our unit on the middle ages in the Middle East.