Sunday, September 13, 2015

What Are We Learning This Week - September 14th - 17th

Students will:

  • Identify the basic ideas on government from Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. 
  • Define the terms: state of nature, natural rights, sovereign. 
  • Trace the development of the idea of the social contract from Thomas Hobbes to John Locke.
  • Identify and describe the four features of a state. 
  • Differentiate between a sovereign state and the “states” in the United States by deciding whether the four features of a state apply to each. 
  • List the four roles of government. 
  • Apply the features and roles of a state by creating a profile of a new, fictional sovereign state and deciding on its priorities. 
  • Take notes
  • Use 2 strategies to study information given
Students will: 
  • Describe motion in scientific terms
  • Graph using position and time
  • Describe velocity in scientific terms
  • Understand the difference between velocity quantities and scalar quantities
  • Accurately document a lab experiment
Course 3 Math: 
  • Lessons 3 - 7
Students will: 
  • Memorize 1 poem
  • Read poetry with expression and appropriate phrasing
  • Analyze poetry to determine meaning
  • Understand how poetry has changed over time
Students will: 
  • be assessed for fluency
  • commit to a date for their first book talk
  • visit the library and learn how to use it
Writing: (Topic of the week: My Most Memorable Event)
Students will:
  • Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  • Use all dress ups correctly
  • Use 4 sentence openers correctly
  • Use the checklist to improve their rough draft

Study Skills:
Students will:
  • Get their planner signed nightly
  • Plan ahead for needed supplies
  • Keep their desks clean to ensure quick transitions

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