Today, we discussed the technological innovations that developed as a result of the Cold War competitions between the US and the USSR. Students took a few notes (see picture below) then we watched two brief videos (no notes or assignment went with them, it was just to supplement the notes they had already taken). Then two articles were assigned with question sets. Articles had to be annotated in order to receive full credit for the assignment. They were Politics After WWI and Cold War Tensions and The Start of the Space Race. We then finished with a Crash Course video about the Korean and Vietnam Wars. There was a question set with this video as well as notes within the questions for students to study from.
All classes have to complete the article The Cuban Missile Crisis for homework. Unfortunately, with only 9 days remaining, homework will be more common in an effort to review and supplement classwork.
Everything from today is attached below. Students who are absent today need to make sure this work is completed in order to stay up to date in class.
Below students can find the "answer guide" to the graphic organizer they completed yesterday. Please make sure you check your answers so you can study from it for the final exam!
After completing our League of Nations close reading activity, students were responsible for completing their vocabulary. The link is in their Google Classroom.
Wow...this snow has really messed up my lessons! But we are doing our best to pick up where we left off and trudge on! :)
Students have been working on becoming members of the "Big Four" who were present at the Paris Peace Conference. They have read various viewpoints and have worked together to draft their own Treaty of Versailles. Today, they finished class by reading a summary of the actual Treaty of Versailles in preparation of tomorrow's lesson.
Students who did not finish reading and annotating the Treaty of Versailles summary are responsible for completing it for homework in order to participate in class tomorrow. I have also added a photo of the annotating guidelines. Students have been made aware that from this point on, when asked to annotate a text, this is what they are expected to do.
After taking so many notes yesterday, today we focused on introducing ourselves to World War I without spending all of class writing. :)
Students watched two videos about how and who started WWI and completed questions as they watched. They then read about Franz Ferdinand and Causes of WWI, completing accompanying crosswords for each. Students who did not finish in class were instructed to take the assignments home to finish and turn in on Monday. Students who are absent are responsible for completing this work to prevent getting behind in class.
There are two review videos with question sets at the end of the lesson. Some classes need to finish at home because we ran out of time. Those students should have their questions. However, if they don't click below and print a new copy. Students who are absent need to print and complete before returning to school in order to stay on track in class.
My name is Jessica Taylor. I live in Alamance County with my husband, Michael and our children, Alice, Wyatt, Zoey, and Chase.