On Common Ground with Common Core. Tanya Dean Jennie Smith Mindy Watson Oncommongroundwithcommoncore.wikispaces.com. Good Science and Social Studies Curriculum Includes… .
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Checking for Understanding as you go!
Stopping points allow teachers to formatively monitor and assess learning (and on-task behavior by calling on random students and walking around the room to listen and review their notes.
Time Period: 4th 9 weeks
World politics and economics
Political and economic ideologies of the US and Soviet Union (2 weeks)
Spread of Communism (1 weeks)
Collapse of the Soviet Union and Communist governments (2 weeks)
Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East (2 weeks)
Social, economic, and political opportunities for women (2 weeks)
Task: After researching the Cold War and the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, write an essay which argues your position on America’s involvement during both of these conflicts. Give your informed but personal evaluation that explains why you think America should or should not have been involved in each of these conflicts. Your essay must be at least 800 words in length.
** The Truman Doctrine arose from a speech delivered by President Truman before a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947. The immediate cause for the speech was a recent announcement by the British Government that, as of March 31, it would no longer provide military and economic assistance to the Greek Government in its civil war against the Greek Communist Party. Truman asked Congress to support the Greek Government against the Communists. He also asked Congress to provide assistance for Turkey, since that nation, too, had previously been dependent on British aid.
Time: PASS Review
General Explanation: Using butcher paper, students will complete the chart below. They can use words, pictures cut from magazines or other media sources, or any other materials to fill in the chart. As the teacher goes over the chart, students must explain why they chose the materials they did to fill in each column.
See handout on wiki for information on how to do this in your History classroom.
You will watch a segment of the presidential debate and read one article taking notes on these sources and answering three questions about the sources. You will then prepare and deliver a presentation about our economy and how the office of the Presidency impacts it.
The Great Depression
7-4.3Explain the causes and effects of the worldwide depression that took place in the 1930s, including the effects of the economic crash of 1929.
Before the Depression:
Causes of the Depression:
What are stocks?:
Key is to gradually release the students by giving the definition of the term at the beginning
of the year and then by the time testing comes, they know the words without the cues!
Hydrogen is an explosive gas, and oxygen supports combustion? How is it possible, then, for water, which is
composed of hydrogen and oxygen, to put out fires? Quote the lines in the poem that explain this
The first to see it
Hooke was wow’d by a cork
When he put it under a microscope
What was Robert Hooke’s contribution to cell discovery?
What cell organelle is found in plant cells, but not animal cells? What part of the lyric gives evidence for this?
When readers are reminded of other things that they have read, other books by the same author, stories from a similar genre, or perhaps on the same topic. An example of text-to text connection might be, “This reminds me of the story we read in ELA about the Holocaust.”
Highly personal connections that a reader makes between a piece of reading material and the reader’s own experiences or life. An example of a text-to-self connection might be, "This story reminds me of a vacation we took to my grandfather’s farm."
The larger connections that a reader brings to a reading situation. We learn about things through television, movies, magazines, and newspapers. An example of a text-to-world connection would be when a reader says, "I saw a program on television that talked about things described in this article."