Mr. Chad Carr

Clay Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

5150 E. 126th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 844-7251 ext. 6786


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Week of: 11/03/2014
Monday Compare British Strengths and Weaknesses to Colonial Strengths and Weaknesses; Volley vs. Guerilla warfare; Study Guide for Assessment (Ch. 5 Sec. 3 and all of Ch. 4) 
Tuesday Ch. 4 Section 4 
Wednesday Test Review 
Thursday American Revolution Assessment 
Friday American Revolution Assessment 

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Week of: 10/27/2014
Monday 5-3-1 Overview; Partner 5-3-1 pages 126-134.  Breakup into following categories: Canada, New York, New Jersey, Saratoga, Two Remarkable Europeans, Help from France, Help from Spain, Winter at Valley Forge, War at Sea, John Paul Jones, War in the West;  
Tuesday Patriot Day; Bring food/treat to celebrate the Declaration of Independence 
Wednesday Finish Patriot Day:  Show images of "patriotism".  How do they relate to the Declaration?  MLK "I have a dream" speech.  How does the message MLK spoke reinforce the ideas of the Declaration?  Create a new "vision" of patriotism and slogan for our country.
Thursday Finish Vision; Continue Partner 5-3-1 pages 126-134.  Breakup into following categories: Canada, New York, New Jersey, Saratoga, Two Remarkable Europeans, Help from France, Help from Spain, Winter at Valley Forge, War at Sea, John Paul Jones, War in the West; HW: Page 134 #1-4  
Friday War Activity involving ambassadors 

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Week of: 10/20/2014
Monday No School (Fall Break) 
Tuesday Discuss Red Ribbon Week; Begin American Revolution:  Skit assign (topics from Ch. 4 Sec. 1); Skit perform and summary for class 
Wednesday

Paul Revere's Ride Poem; Paul Revere's Ride Youtube; Analyze poem and key words/metaphors

(Remove one stanza and then add a stanza of your own to the poem) 

Thursday The break up letter; Volunteers for the break up skit.  Write a break up letter from the colonists to Great Britain.  1/2-1 page.  Include reasons you are "leaving" the relationship; Breaking down the Declaration of Independence:  Rewrite all vocab words on a 1st or 2nd grade level.  Rephrase the Declaration:  Rewrite each paragraph from the Declaration in a kid friendly simple sentence. 
Friday School House Rocks 'Declaration'.  Finish vocab and rewrite from yesterday.  Turn in break up letters. 

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Week of: 10/13/2014
Monday Test return; Debate: Patriot vs. Loyalist vs. Neutral; Compare U.S. today to Patriots of 1770's. 
Tuesday  Persuasive Newsletter in lab 6B (due Friday); choose 2 topics from chapter 4 to include in your paper.  Follow rubric.
Wednesday Propaganda as a cause of the American Revolution:  Bellringer:  (show definition of "propaganda" and have students write 3 modern examples of what propaganda is)  Discuss at tables; Share with class; Analyze Paul Revere's "Bloody Massacre" propaganda as a class; Assign each table a piece of propaganda to analyze at their tables.  Have students write on their desk what examples of propaganda exist from their individual piece.  Have groups rotate to view new pieces.  Students leave comments about the propaganda or comment on comments.  Continue until all have seen each piece.  Return to original seat to reflect.  Have student create questions:  Based on the propaganda you have seen, what questions do you have about the American Revolution?:
Thursday Finish Newsletter in lab 8B 
Friday No School.  Fall Break 

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Week of: 10/06/2014
Monday District Assessment pages 58-97; HW: Read Ch. 3 Sec. 5 and complete questions 1-4.  Watch the following video:   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktkw7iSITkc

ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR THE VIDEO.  teachers/uploads/ccarr1/uploads/File/Causes_of_the_Am_Rev_Ted_Ed.docx

 

 
Tuesday  

Bellringer: Think of any major event that has occurred in your life. Looking back, can you pinpoint the exact cause of the event?  How can you apply what you have learned from this event to your future?; Discuss at tables; Share with ClassAmerican Revolution: Looking back we can see the causes. One event after another before finally colonists reached a boiling point. Discussion of human emotion. We all have boiling points.  .

Drawing: Boiling water on a stove top: This is my analogy of the American Revolution. Explain.

As a group, create your analogy IN STAGES on your desktops. Every desk must be part of the analogy. You cannot copy my example. Be ready to explain.

Gallery walk

Homework: Graphic Organizer "Mind's Eye"

Wednesday exchange "Mind's Eye" organizer; Discuss; Jigsaw causes of the revolution 
Thursday continue jigsaw; pop quiz on causes; HW: Read Ch. 4 Sec. 1 and answer questions 1-4 on page 116. 
Friday  Sons of Liberty poster; Persuasive ad to join SOL.; Read Ch. 4 Sec. 2.  Questions 1-4.

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Week of: 09/29/2014
Monday Learning Contract Presentations 
Tuesday Learning Contract Presentations 
Wednesday Learning Contract Presentations 
Thursday Learning Contract Presentations 
Friday Learning Contract Presentations 

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Week of: 09/22/2014
Monday Bellringer: How do you believe climate influenced life in Jamestown and how climate influenced life in Playmouth?  1 paragraph; Jamestown vs. Plymouth Notes; Begin Debate..... Plymouth or Jamestown?  
Tuesday Continue Debate;  
Wednesday Mayflower Compact Analysis; Middle and Sourthern Colonies; Finish Debate 
Thursday Begin Salem With Trials 
Friday Salem Witch Trials 

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Week of: 09/15/2014
Monday Finish Roanoke Theory Mural; Gallery Walk; Assign pg. 58-61 as HW to read 
Tuesday Bellringer: Describe how you believe slaves came to the new world; Notes Middle Passage; 1st person narrative 
Wednesday Colonization Pictionary; Jamestown notes; learning contract 
Thursday  Learning Contract Explanation; Begin research (DUE SEPT 29)
                   
                 
Friday  Library Research

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Week of: 09/08/2014
Monday Discovery 
Tuesday Discovery 
Wednesday Finish Discovery 
Thursday

9/11 Activity; Bellringer: Describe a time when something happened and you are able to account for exactly where you were when it happend.  OR Discuss a moment in history that you believe to have the biggest impact on the United States; 9/11 Video clip; discussion; Write a first person narrative as someone impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 1 or more pages.

Homework: read "Lost Colony of Roanoke" article and view video clip.  After viewing the video clip answer the discussion questions online.  Be prepared to discuss Friday.

Friday The Lost Colony of Roanoke Activity; Create a theory as to what you believe happened to the people of Roanoke with your group.  Propose theory to class.  Gallery walk.  Groups will construct a mural of Roanoke that represents their theory.

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Week of: 08/25/2014
Monday Bellringer: Explain where you believe the first Americans came from.;  The First Americans: article review exchange; Theory of the beginnings of mankind;  
Tuesday Bellringer: Explain difficulties colonists and natives may have encountered when first meeting.  Language Simulation 
Wednesday Media Center Rules; Media Center Assignment (Native-American research/writing assignment) 
Thursday Media Center 
Friday Survivor game 

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Week of: 08/18/2014
Monday Computer Lab: practice states and capitals on shepherdsoftware.com 
Tuesday Absolute v. Relative Location; Latitude and Longitude notes; HW: apply concept of absolute location to create 10 problems for a classmate to locate places based on your provided coordinates.  Example, 40 degrees north, 80 degrees west  
Wednesday Physical Features map;  Fly Swatter Capitol Game; Partner Study
Thursday Review games; bullseye geography game 
Friday States, capitals, and physical features test 

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Week of: 08/11/2014
Monday No School: Teacher Work Day 
Tuesday No School: Teacher Work Day 
Wednesday Teacher Intro; Class Overview; Class Rules; Get to Know You; Student Info 
Thursday Book Distribution; Emergency Procedures, People Search
Friday U.S. map completion (states, caps, physical features) State/Cap game; Memory Map; Seating Chart; Book Scavenger Hunt