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Kim Price

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Welcome Team EPIC!!
WE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE LEARN & GROW AS PEOPLE & STUDENTS. WE WILL HELP EACH OTHER MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS COMFORTABLE, PAY ATTENTION (EVEN WHEN IT’S HARD), RESPECT OTHERS BY LISTENING AND RESPONDING WITH CIVILITY, WORK HARD AND WORK TOGETHER, KEEP OPEN MINDS ABOUT OTHERS’ IDEAS, LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES, BUILD UPON OUR STRENGTHS & BUILD UP OUR CONFIDENCE, AND ALWAYS STRIVE FOR SUCCESS, WE ARE A TEAM. WE ARE A COMMUNITY. WE ARE EPIC!

Distance Learning

 

  • I am going to send each week on Sunday night or Monday morning the new assignment.
  • Thursday Instruction Time is 10:00-11:30  (time when you can do the HW,  watch the video, review, games, etc)
  • Thursday office time is 1:30-3:00 (Zoom Meeting-Block 1 @1:30 , Blocks 2 & 6 @ 2:00 and Block 5 @2:30,  can email questions/response any time)
  • FYI I am always available if you need anything at any time!






Final week of School! Week of June 8th

Congratulations!! You have made it to the end of 7th grade. What a year it has been too. I have a couple assignments I want from you, keep me updated on your progress. Always keep reading and making good choices. We learned this year to check ALL of our resources, always use factual evidence for your support. Keep writing people!
My last wish is for each of you to really care for yourself and others, treat others as you wish to be treated. Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you in the halls next school year!





Week of May 31st: Roaring 20s and the Great Depression (Objective 6)


This week's assignment is exactly where we ended the year with your PBL/Independent packets. We have a few options for you to review plus an option for you to make a timeline of your seventh grade year. 

Option 1:
Watch the videos and create a Kahoot, summary, or something of your choice to share with the class or email just me.

Crash Course with Mr. Greene












Option 2:Watch the Music videos by Mr.Betts and create your own poem, rap or song about the objective. 










Option 3: Read and answer at least one question from each reading.The questions are at the end of the reading.
1. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/1920s-america/a/jazz-and-the-lost-generation

2. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/great-depression/a/the-great-depression



Option #4: Create a timeline of your memories from 7th grade. Start from the first day of school, memories from your classes, decorating your locker or your besties, snow days, sick days, getting braces, best day ever moment and all the way up to this present moment. Feel free to type it, draw it (email the picture), use a timeline app, whatever you feel most comfortable to share with the class or just email me.




Week of May 26:  World War I (Objective 5c)

This week we are reviewing World War I.  I have two escape rooms to help you review.  Escape Room No. 1 is the exact same format as the Industrialization Escape Room.

Escape Room No. 1

Escape Room No. 2 is a different format and has an additional .pdf of directions for you to follow:  To access:  

WWI Digital Escape Room 2 student directions.docx

WWI Digital Escape Room 2.pdf

Finally, I have attached two great videos of things we did not learn about in class: 

1) the role of carrier pigeons in World War I and the story of CherAmi;
2) the story of Henry Tandey, the British soldier who chose to not shoot Adolf Hitler during World War I.  




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Lesson for May 18 week: Spanish American War and Teddy Roosevelt (obj. 5)



Below are some three videos to refresh your memory about The Spanish American War, otherwise known as "The Splendid Little War". You can always go to the textbook as well for more review (link in red-keep scrolling past assignments) Your optional activity is to create a Kahoot or Gimkit based on the videos to share in our Zoom meeting or send me a paragraph of what you found most interesting about how the US was becoming a World Power.  












Lessons for May 11 week:  Industrialization (4d, e)

This week we are reviewing new inventions and technology, big business, and the negative effects of industrialization.

You have lots of options for this week’s review!     

 

Optional Assignments

1

INVENTIONS: WORLD WAR I WEAPONS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY

Watch the videos and create an Adobe Spark page about what you learned

 

Videos on World War I Technology

 

Click to here watch Weird Weapons and Equipment (Simple History)

 

Click here to watch Tech Developments of World War I (History.com)

 

Click here to watch First Air War (PBS)

 

Then, on your own, research transportation improvements during World War I

 

2

Robber Barons or Captains of Industry (Article)
Click on and read this articlehere


*Create a 1/2 page summary of the information provided in the article. (Roughly a one sentence summary per page)

 

3

The Robber Barons: Brinkley (8m 39s)
Click here to watchAlan Brinkley'sdiscussion of the Robber Barons and answer the following questions

3a. Describe the following Industrialists in 2-3 sentences each.
---JP Morgan
---Andrew Carnegie
3b. Why were so many new immigrants coming toAmerica?
3c. Describe the rise of unions and strikes in this time period in 2-4 sentences

 

 

4

Andrew Carnegie's Philanthropy (3m 57s)

"From the Carnegie Hall Archives" series, Rose Museum and Archives Director Gino Francesconi explains how Andrew Carnegie was set apart from his Gilded Age contemporaries by his different approach to wealth. Click here for video

 

Write a paragraph (minimum seven sentences) to answer the following questions:

5a. What was Andrew Carnegie's occupational background?
5b. What separates Carnegie from the other industrialists (according to Francesconi)?
5c. Why was donating libraries so important to Carnegie?

5

Child Labor

Click here and then scroll all the way to the bottom to view Lewis Hines’ pictures.

Then, write a paragraph about how your life would be different if you would have living during that time.

 

BONUS:  Escape Room.  Warning:  It is difficult! 
https://sites.google.com/view/industrial-revolution9091/home



Lesson for the week of May 4th
Immigration (USII.4b)

 

1. To refresh your memory of immigration during the mid/late-1800's through the early 1900's, check out these resources below:

· History Channel: https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/immigration-united-states-timeline
· Ducksters: https://http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1800s/ellis_island.php
· YouTube Video: https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDNKHWzQiz8
· BrainPop Video: https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkLERco3Yg

 

 

2. Your assignment this week is to complete a digital breakout! You can work by yourself, with your family, or contact one or two of your friends (FaceTime, Google Duo, etc.) to work on it together.

 

What You Need:

· A device with internet access

· Your school google account information

· A piece of paper and a pencil for taking notes (see planning page below)

 

Directions:

1.  Click on this website or use the QR code to access the breakout page below:    http://sites.google.com/view/coming-to-america/home (make sure you are logged into your school Google account if it prompts you)

2.  Read through the directions carefully!

3.  When you click on an activity and it prompts you to “make a copy,” then you should make a copy so the activity will pop up.

4.  Use the planning page below to help keep track of your answers (in case you get kicked out and have to start over).

5.  Once you breakout, take a screenshot or picture of the “congratulations” page and email it to me… please let me know who you worked with on this assignment.

6.   Have fun! Take your time!