• This Week in SS (October 16)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 10/16/2017

    This week is all about the French Revolution.  I've decided to not condense this unit after all.  We just have too much good stuff to learn.  When Track 3 says good-bye on Friday, Track 2 will cover the Haitian and Latin American revolutions and spend two weeks on the new unit.  Track 3 will pick back up with the Haitian and Latin American revolutions.  I've also moved the French Revolution video due date to Thursday (hint, hint: make sure you have this video and the American Revolution video complete).

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Wednesday HW

    Thursday - Friday HW

    • Enjoy your evening and weekend! Happy track out for Track 3!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days.

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  • This Week in SS (October 9)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 10/9/2017

     

    This week we are really diving into our study of Revolutions.  We will explore how the ideals/principles of the Enlightenment laid the groundwork for revolutions around the world.  Since our project from the last unit ran long and track out is next Friday for Track 3, we will have to condense this unit into two weeks.  There are three videos for this unit, but I will provide time in class to get all three complete.

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Tuesday HW

    Wednesday - Thursday HW

    • Watch the French Revolution video and take notes (due Tuesday, October 17)

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days. (10/5 - 10/6)

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  • This Week in SS (October 2)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 10/2/2017

    This week in Social Studies we will be in the Media Center all week working on our debate.  The debate will be on Wednesday in the Media Center.  All parents are invited to attend, but please make sure your student is one of the debaters.  Here's the link to the project page: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/governmentdebates.

     

    After the debate, we will begin our unit on the Age of Revolutions.  We have a new video called The American Revolution that is due on Wednesday, October 11th.

     

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Tuesday HW

    • Work on the project!  It's due on Wednesday

    Wednesday - Thursday HW

    • Come to the football game!

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days. (9/11 - 10/4)

     Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days. (10/5 - 10/6)

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  • Debate Project Update

    Posted by Luke Miles at 9/27/2017

    We need a few more days to get ready for the debate.  The final debate has been moved to Wednesday, October 4.  All parents are invited to attend, but not all students are speaking because some of the students are researchers.  You are still welcome to come watch, but you might want to check to see if your student is on the debate team for his/her group.  The debates will be held during each class period.

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  • This Week in SS (September 25-29)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 9/25/2017

    This week in Social Studies we will be in the Media Center all week working on our debate.  Students worked on a debate in science last week so they should be well prepared to tackle this project. We will do most of the project in class at the end of this week and all of next week.  Here's the link to the project page: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/governmentdebates.

     

    Grade Update: All grades for 1st quarter have been entered.  What you see in PowerSchool will be the grade on the report card unless you choose to turn in missing grades or make up tests.  All students will receive a missing assignment report on Monday so they know what they need to turn in.  I will be offering 2-3 days where students can retake the 2 tests/quizzes from this unit and re-edit their warm up grade from August 21.  Video Notes Quizzes cannot be retaken.  If you have any questions, please email me at Lmiles2@wcpss.net.  

     

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Wednesday HW

    • Work on the project!  It's due on Thursday.

    Thursday HW

    • Have a great evening!

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days.

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  • This Week in SS (September 18-22)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 9/18/2017

    This week in Social Studies we will continue Unit 3: Absolutism and Enlightenment.  We did not end up introducing the project last week. Instead, we will be going to the Media Center on Tuesday to start our project.  We will do most of the project in class at the end of this week and all of next week.  Here's the link to the project page: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/governmentdebates.

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Thursday HW

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days.

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  • This Week in SS (September 11-15)

    Posted by Luke Miles at 9/11/2017 7:00:00 AM

    This week in Social Studies we will be starting a new unit called Absolutism and Enlightenment.  On Wednesday, I will be introducing your first project of the year.  We will spend the last week of this unit prepping for a debate on September 28th and 29th.  More information is on the way regarding your project.

     

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Thursday HW

    • Watch the Absolutism video and take notes. The video is due on Friday, September 15.

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip through the days.

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  • This Week in SS (September 5-8) - Track 3 Only

    Posted by Luke Miles at 9/5/2017

    Summary

    This week in Social Studies we continue our study of the European colonization of the Americas.  We will end our unit of study by looking at slavery specifically and how it created a racial hierarchy in the Americas. 

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Thursday HW

    • Study for test on Friday

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip to the day you need.

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  • This Week in SS (Aug. 28 - Sept. 1) - Track 3 Only

    Posted by Luke Miles at 8/28/2017

    Summary

    This week in Social Studies we continue our study of the European colonization of the Americas.  We will begin to explore the encomienda system used by the Spanish as well as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

     

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Thursday HW

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your three day weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip to the day you need.

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  • This Week in SS (Aug 21-25) - Track 3 Only

    Posted by Luke Miles at 8/21/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Summary

    This week in Social Studies we begin our Age of Colonization Unit.  We will spend the majority of this week studying the Columbian Exchange.  Students have a new video called The Columbian Exchange and it's due on Friday.  We will have a video quiz on Friday, and students may use their notes during the quiz.

     

    Homework Recap

    Monday - Thursday HW

    Friday HW

    • Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Daily Agenda - Use the arrows to flip to the day you need.

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