• Oct 1-5th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 9/30/2018

    This week in class we will complete our study of the Declaration of Independence. Students will investigate the specific grievances the US had with England and the rights we were hoping to establish for our citizens from this document. Towards the end of the week we will begin to study the establishment of our government and compare/contrast the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution. 

    Students have video notes (Battles Path to Victory) due on Wednesday Oct 3rd. 

     

    For a more detailed look at our week in class please click here. 

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  • Sep 3-7

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 9/2/2018

    This week in class we will continue our study of the steps to the American Revolution. Students will be reading Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. We will read this poem to discuss the beginning of the Revolutionary War. At the end of the week, students will be analyzing the Declaration of Independence. 

    For a more detailed look at our week in class click here.

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  • Aug 27-31st

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 8/26/2018

    This week in class we will begin to investigate the early stages of the fight for American Independence. Students will be evaluating various sources to determine the various arguments for and against American Independence. Towards the end of the week we will be reading Paul Reveres Ride-by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and using the information presented in the poem to map out the route Paul Revere used to spread the word of the British heading to Lexington and Concord which leads to the first battle of the American Revolution.

     

    Students have video notes due on Tuesday-French and Indian War; and Thursday-British Policies that led to American Revolution.

     

    For a more detailed look at our week ahead click here

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  • Aug 20-24th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 8/19/2018

    This week in class is a busy one. Students have their 13 Colonies projects (Presentations and Commercials) due in class on Monday. We will begin presenting Monday.

    On Tuesday students will be taking their cummulative 50 States/Capitals Test. They have been doing extremely well on the quizzes so I look forward to the same on this test. Thursday will be the Geography Test. This test will cover the locations of the states, some geographic features-Mountains, Oceans, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and bordering countries. Again, these quizzes have shown the students knowledge of the map broken into small chunks so this test should just be putting it all together. I have no dobut that all of the students will do well on these two exams. 

    Later this week we will begin to look at the success of the 13 Colonies and how that success eventually led to the push for independence from Great Britain. 

    Here are some important upcoming dates for Social Studies class:

    Tuesday Aug 21-50 States/Captials Test

    Thursday Aug 23-US Geography Test

    Friday Aug 24-13 Colonies Review Video Due

    Tuesday Aug 28-French and Indian War Video Due

    Thursday Aug 30-British Policies that led to Revolution Video Due

     

    For a more detailed look at our week in class click Aug 20-24th for the weekly agenda. 

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  • Aug 13-17th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 8/12/2018

    This week in class students will be working on their 13 Colonies Projects. These projects require students to research one of the 13 Original Colonies, present their research, and then create a commercial to try to increase immigration to their colony. This project will count as two (2) Major Assessment grades. Students should be using the class time given to complete this project. All projects are due on Monday Aug 20th. 

    For a more detailed look at our weekly agenda, click here

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  • Aug 6-10th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 8/6/2018

    This week in class students will be investigating life in the 13 Colonies. We will look at religious intolerance in Puritan New England and then compare the founding of Jamestown and the Massachusetts colonies. Starting this Thursday, students will be working on their 13 colonies presentation projects. These projects include students creating an infomercial to generate business in their colonies. 

    Students have their States and Capitals Quiz 4 and US Geography Quiz 4 on Thursday. 

    For a more detailed look at our week ahead click here

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  • July 30-Aug 3rd

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 7/29/2018

    This week in class students will be investigating the colonization of North America by the English. Towards the end of the week we will begin to compare and contrast the settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth and what made these colonies a success in comparison to the earlier attempts at colonization. 

     

    Week at a Glance:

    Tuesday 7/31-England's 1st Attempt at Colonization Video Notes Due

    Thursday 8/2-States/Capitals Quiz 3

                        US Geography Quiz 3

    Friday 8/3-Silencing of Mary Dyer Questions due at end of class today 

     

    For a more detailed look at what is going on in class click here for our weekly agenda. 

     

     

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  • July 23-27th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 7/22/2018

    This week in class we will continue to look at the impact European Exploration had on the “New World”. Students will be working on their first Document Based Question (DBQ) in class this week. Towards this end of this week students will begin a "Lost Colony" Research project. This project will be done in class and due on Wednesday Aug 1st. 

     

    Due this week-Northwest Passage Video Notes (7/24).

    States/Capitals Quiz and US Geography Quiz 2-Thursday 7/26.

     

    For a more detailed look at our week in Social Studies please click here.

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  • July 16-20th

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 7/15/2018

    This week in class we will be investigating the effects of European exploration on the Americas. Students will learn the important aspects of the Columbian Exchange and its impact on both Europe and the Americas. Students have video notes due on Tuesday 7/17 (Early European Exploration).

    This week students will also begin their weekly States/Capitals Quizzes with Quiz 1 on States 1-10 on their sheet that was given out in class last week.

    Reminders:

    7/18-Learning Commons Orientation

    7/19-States/Capitals Quiz 1 and U.S. Geography Quiz 1

    7/20- Early European Exploration Video Notes Due

    Mrs.Van Rensburg in class for a guidance presentation

     

    For a more detailed look at our week click here or check the weekly agenda tab. 

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  • July 9-13

    Posted by Michael Dunton on 7/8/2018

    Welcome back 8/1 students and families. I'm extremely excited to start the new school year with each of you.

    This week in class we will be doing some team building excercises so the students and I can get to know one another a little better as we begin our year. Towards the end of the week students will be looking at how European exploration influenced the Americas.  Students have their first set of flipped video notes (US and NC Geography) due on Friday 7/13. 

    For a more detailed look at what is going in class please click here for a weekly agenda. 

    I look forward to a fantastic year of learning with all of the students. 

     

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