• Civics - Week of May 18-22

    The U.S. Constitution

     Civics - Monday May 18

    Objective: Students will be able to explain some basic facts about Pennsylvania geography and history.

    As students have been studying about state governments, they will begin this week to study some basic facts about the Pennsylvania state governments, including the three branches of government and who some of the key leaders are in these branches. They will also review key issues that pertains particularlly to the state of Pennsylvania. Students will take a quiz based upon their study of the map of Pennsylvania and some key facts about the state's history.

    Students will have the opportunity to relearn key ideas by retaking the assessment, as necessary. 

    Tuesday, May 19

    Objective: Students will be able to identify important historical facts about Pennsylvania.

    As students are studying about state governments, they will complete some research about the state of Pennsylvania to understand the geography and some of the historical facts that have shaped Pennsylvania. Students will read a posted website and answer questions pertaining to the information presented. Students will be provided questions ahead of time in order to be able to focus on the details that are most important.

    Students will take a quiz to assess their understanding and will be able to retake the quiz, as necessary, to improve learning. 

    Wednesday, May 20

    Objective: Students will learn about the history and development of the Pennsylvania Capitol building.

    As students are studying about the state government, students will first read and watch about the history and architectural/artistic achievements of the Pennsylvania Capitol building, which houses our PA state government. Students will read a short introduction and timeline in order to learn about some of this history and will then watch a short video that shows the architecture and art of this building. 

    Students will take a short quiz to assess their learning. They will have the opportunity to redo the assignment, as necessary, in order to improve their learning. 

    Thursday, May 21

    Objective: Students will be able to explain some of the functions of the Pennsylvania State Legislative branch (Assembly).

    Students will read a short introduction of the functions and structure of the Pennsylvania state Legislative branch. Students will improve reading comprehension skills by citing evidence to support their responses. After students are done reading, they will take a short quiz.

    Students will have the opportunity to redo the quiz as necessary in order to improve learning. 

    Friday, May 22

    Objective: Students will review some key ideas learned this year.

    Students will take a short quiz to assess some of the key ideas learned this year, including questions about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Branches of Government, the Civil Rights movements and other key subjects studied. 

     

      Lesson plans for the rest of the week are included in the Lessons tab to the left. 

     

    World History - Week of May 18-22

    Monday, May 18

    Objective: Students will be able to explain basic facts about the Industrial Revolution, including where it started and its impact in the lives of others. 

    Students will read a short article about the Introduction of the Industrial Revolution. As students read, they will learn about the changes the Industrial Revolution made in the economies and ways of life for people in England as well as the problems they encountered due to industrialization. Students will answer questions from the article in a follow-up quiz. Students will also be able to watch/listen a  recorded version of the reading, which will provide more support and explanation of additional details.

    Students may retake the assessments as necessary in order to improve learning. 

    Tuesday, May 19

    Objective: Students will be able to explain important facts about the Industrial Revolution and its impact on society during this time.

    Students will watch a review video of the Industrial Revolution, which will support the reading assignment they were assigned yesterday. Students will be provided a list of questions to follow along with in order to identify the most important details. When students are done watching, they will complete a short quiz to assess their learning. 

    Students may retake the quiz as necessary in order to improve learning. 

    Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday 21

    Objective: Students will continue to learn about the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

    As students have been studying the Industrial Revolution, they will read pages 1-4 of a Junior Scholastic Article about the impact of working in factories during the Industrial Revolution. Today's article will focus on a girl and community who helped fight for workers' rights during this time period.

    For Thursday, students will read the second part of the article, pages 5 and 6, and will answer questions based upon the content.  

    Students will take a short quiz to assess their learning. They will be able to retake the quiz as necessary in order to improve learning. 

    Friday, May 22

    Objective: Students will learn about the development of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.

    As students have been studying the Industrial Revolution, they will watch a short video about local history and how this affected the development of Pittsburgh. Students will be provided a list of questions to answer as they watch the video, which will help them focus on the most important details. Students will be take a short quiz to assess their learning. 

    Students may retake the quiz as necessary in order to improve learning. 

     

     Lessons for the rest of the week can be found in the Lessons tab to the left. 

     

     Prior Civics' Lesson Plans

    Tuesday, April 14:

    Objective: Students will review the development of the United States Presidency and the establishment of the Executive Branch by the U.S. Constitution.

    Students will review key ideas learned from the prior week regarding the development of the United States' presidency and the major roles of the Presidency. Students will have the opportuntity to also listen/watch a video recording of the reading, which will provide more explanation and further detail of the concepts we are studying in class. The assignment was posted to review main ideas we studying for the last quiz; students will have the opportunity to recomplete the quiz as well.

    Wednesday, April 15

    Objective: Students will further learn about the President's responsibility as Chief Executive.

    Students will examine and further study the role of the President as the Chief Executive. In order to do so, students will watch a short video of the nature and history of Presidential Executive Orders. After viewing the video and taking notes on a few questions as a guide to the video, students will take a short quiz to check for understanding. 

    Thursday, April 16

    Objective: Students will continue learning about the President's main responsibilities as they are introduced to additional roles of the President: These include the roles of: Legislative leader, Party Leader, Judicial Leader and Chief of State, which are described in Chapter 10, Section 3. Students will also have the opportunity to further understand these concepts by watching/listening to a recording of the reading which will explain in further details the concepts learned from this reading. Students then will be complete an assessment, which is a check of understanding of the concepts learned today.

    Friday, April 17

    Objective: Students will review the key ideas learned from Chapter 10, Section 3 - Additional roles of the Presidency. By doing so, students will complete a review of key ideas to determine understanding of those concepts studied in Section 3. Students can also refer back to the video/audio recording of the reading, which will help students gain understanding of key ideas.

     

     

    Prior Civics' Lesson Plans

    For Tuesday March 17, students are to read the article FID #2 ("Our Water Was Poison") and complete multiple choice questions #1 -10 in the TEAMS App. The article is posted under the files tab in the TEAMS App of your particular class. After reading the article, complete the multiple choice questions found in the TEAMS App that is titled FID #2.

    For Wednesday, March 18, students are to read the article for FID #3 (WWII Survivors) and complete the multiple choice questions for FID #3 in the TEAMS App. 

    Thursday, March 19 - Students are to read the article FID #4 Everyone's talking about the Census and then respond the questions.

    Friday, March 20 - Students are to read the article "On the Road to Extinction" and then respond to the questions. 

    Monday, March 23

    Objective: Students will understand and explore the difficulties and obstacles many different people in the United States encountered in the fight for equal justice and opportunity. 

    Assignment: Students will read "He Fought for Native Rights." Students will read the article and respond to questions that pertain to the reading. Students will have the opportunity to increase reading comprehension skills by focusing on questions that challenge students to identify main ideas in the passage, details to support the main ideas and to understand the overall central idea of the passage as a whole. 

    Tuesday March 24 

    Objective: Students will continue to explore the theme of perseverance and courage as they study historical examples of people who have demonstrated these character traits throughout their experiences. 

    Assignment: Today, students will read an article about an Auschwitz survivor and how imporant it is to remember history and the lessons we can learn. 

    Wednesday March 25

    Objective: Students will continue exploring the theme of perseverance and courage as they read about the 75th year anniversary of Auschwitz. Just as in yesterday's article, these themes are explored as well as the need to educate and remember in the fight against injustice. Students will read the article about the anniverary and will complete questions to practice their reading comprehension. 

    Thursday, March 26

    Objective: Students will learn about the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, in her fight for equality and education. Students will read an article that shows her fight for justice and overcoming great adversity in the struggle for rights and education. Students will have the opportunity to develop reading comprehension skills throughout the assignment. 

    Friday, March 27

    Objective: Students will develop their map and geography skills as they work on a map assignment. Students will study a world population map and examine population density. Students will practice their map and geography skills as they work on assignment.  

    Monday, March 30

    Objective: Students will be introduced to the role of the Executive Branch, focusing upon the history of the U.S presidency and the importance of voting and elections to a democratic government. Students will read a brief introduction about the constitutional qualifications and amendments that pertain to the presidency. 

    Tuesday, March 31

    Objective: Students will continue learning about the establishment of the U.S. Presidency by the Constitutution and will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of the President. This topic will be the focus for the week. 

    Wednesday, April 1

    Objective: Students will understand the history leading up to the establishment of the U.S. Presidency and some of the major responsibilities as they watch a review video explaining this information. Students will then complete a review activity questions to demonstrate their understanding.

    Thursday, April 2

    Objective: Students will be introduced to some of the major responsibilities of the U.S. Presidency as they read about these roles. Major roles discussed today are Chief Executive, Commander in Chief and Chief Diplomat. 

    Friday, April 3

    Students will take a short quiz on Friday as demonstration of some of their understanding of key ideas we reviewed this week. 

     

    World History 

    Ancient Silk Road Trade

     

    Tuesday, April 14

    Objective: Students will be able to identify the importance of Venice in the rise of trade; name three facts about Venice.

    Lesson Development: The students will read the article entitled "Venice, Up to 1500" and answer questions from the article in a follow-up quiz. 

    Assessment: Quizzes will be reviewed and counted as a grade.

    Modifications/Accommodations: Students will have access to a video/audio recorded reading of the assignments which will provide more explanation and details of the text. 

    Wednesday, April 15

    Objective: Students will describe the Age of Exploration; identify navigational tools.

    Lesson Development: Students will read the "Age of Exploration" article. They will then take a quiz on the reading through Microsoft Teams.

    Assessment: Quizzes will be reviewed and counted as a grade.

    Modifications/Accomodations: Students will have access to a video/audio recorded reading of the assignments which will provide more explanation and details of the text.

    Thursday, April 16

    Objective: Students will identify famous explorers; answer questions from a map.

    Lesson Development: Students will read a paragraph about three famous explorers. Each paragraph will also have a map of the explorer's voyage. Students will then take a quiz through Microsoft TEAMS based on the map and paragraphs.

    Modifications: Students may have the paragraphs read to them and the map modeled via Screencast-O-Matic. Students may also take a modified quiz.

    Friday, April 17

    Lesson Development: Students will be able to view art online; describe how the art relates to the Age of Exploration. 

    Lesson Development: Students will view three works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that relate to the Middle Ages and the Age of Exploration. Students will read the information posted on the website about the art pieces and then take a quiz to show they have completed the assignment.

    Assessment: Quiz

    Modifications: Answer questions from student and be in touch with parents to ensure students are able to complete their work. Students will then have the directions modeled for them via Screencast-O-Matic.

     

    Prior World History Lesson Plans

     For Tuesday March 17, students are to read the article FID #2 ("On the Road to Extinction") and complete multiple choice questions #1-10 in the TEAMS App. The article is posted under the files tab in the TEAMS App of your particular class. After reading the article, complete the multiple choice questions found in the TEAMS App that is titled FID #2. 

    For Wednesday March 18, students are to read the FID #3 article (Pompeii's Secrets) and then complete the multiple choice questions in the TEAMS App for FID #3. 

    Thursday, March 19 - Students are to read the FID #4 Article "A Viking Discovery" and respond to the questions.

    Friday, March 20 - Students are to read the FID #5 Article "Challenging Columbus" and respond to the questions for FID #5. 

    Monday, March 23, Students will be introduced to the time period of the Middle Ages. Students will explore through the reading how life changed in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire with the development of the system called Feudalism. After the reading, students will respond to the article by answering questions to demonstrate their learning. 

    Tuesday, March 24 - Students will continue studying the time period of the Middle Ages and the development of feudalism, which occurred after the fall of the Roman Empire. Students will practice reading comprehension skills as they answer questions. 

    Wednesday, March 25 - Students will be introduced to William the Conqueror as they continue studying Europe in the Middle Ages. Students will have the opportunity to develop reading comprehension skills as they answer questions pertaining to the reading. 

    Thursday, March 26 - Students will continue exploring the Middle Ages as they today are introduced to the role of women during this time period of western Europe. Students will practice reading comprehension skills as they work on the assignment. 

    Friday March 27- Students will learn about the Magna Carta, one of the most important legal documents in history that established the principle government leaders must follow the law and are not above the law. This principle set the foundation of democracy and the United States Constitution, which is the highest law in the United States. Students will explore this history of this document as they continue studying the Middle Ages. 

    Monday, March 30 - Students will continue exploring the Middle Ages as the examine the function and features of a castles during this time period. Students will practice reading comprehension skills while they explore the topic of castles during the Middle Ages. Students will respond to questions based upon their reading of the article. 

    Tuesday, March 31 - Students will be introduced to key features and details of Medieval castles. They will explore the details and features of particular Medieval castles, which will give them more a visual understanding to go along with the reading. Students then will answer questions based upon their research.

    Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday April 2

    Students will be introduced to the Crusades, which took place in the Middle Ages. On Wednesday, students will read about the Crusades, which will also give students the opportunity to develop reading comprehension skills and then will complete a map activity and review on Thursday, April 2.  

     

     

    If you have any questions at all about how to access the assignments, please let me know by responding through the TEAMS App of your class or through email (carrie.bordas@westernbeaver.org). You may also call at (724) 643-8500 x 1058. 

     

     

     

     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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