Silver Sharks Social Studies 2017-18

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    If you did not finish reading and writing about the early Greek gods during the last two class periods then you can use the book link below to complete your assignment. It is a large PDF file so it make take a minute to load.

    • Zephaniah J.
      Zephaniah J. said Apr 24, 2018

      I forgot to bring my Social Studies binder may I do it in ssr?

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    Use the link below to watch Mr. Reissfelder's video on the Mycenaeans of the ancient Greek world. It is short so I am only asking you to get down three facts and bring to class tomorrow. Any format for writing down the facts is fine.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41Lt-3q28B...

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    Everyone should be preparing for their extra credit assignment tomorrow which is the memorization and recall of the entire Greek Alphabet from Alpha to Omega. You can write it out or verbally say it. You get two attempts to say it verbally or one attempt to write it out! Be warned, I am going to be holding to this rule!

    Also, tonight is a good night to check your PowerSchool account. Nearly everything is up to date for the term so you should be able to see where you stand. As for the test, redos are recommended for any grade under 65%. Students can earn up to 75% as a grade in place of original score. Please note that redos generally do take a fair amount of effort and time but can have a huge impact on your learning and grades!

    Everyone should be preparing for their extra credit assignment tomorrow which is the memorization and recall of the entire Greek Alphabet from Alpha to Omega. You can write it out or verbally say it. You get two attempts to say it verbally or one attempt to write it out! Be warned, I am going to be holding to this rule!

    Also, tonight is a good night to check your PowerSchool account. Nearly everything is up to date for the term so you should be able to see where you stand. As for the test, redos are recommended for any grade under 65%. Students can earn up to 75%...

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    • madalyn d.
      Madalyn D. said Apr 11, 2018

      Is the extra credit mandatory?

    • Hanna P.
      Hanna P. said Apr 11, 2018

      Do we need to know the Greek alphabet words and capital letters or just the words?

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    Below is the homework which is due on Thursday 1/18. This will be due no matter what if we have a delay or no school tomorrow. This is graded so do your absolute best!

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    https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Mar...

    Here is a special opportunity to hear one of the great orators (speakers) and to earn some extra credit at the same time. Please write a one paragraph response to the video above which documents Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. You may write 4-6 sentences of your own focus or use one of the following prompts below:

    What imagery in Dr. King's speech sticks out to you? How does his use of the English language help him make his argument stronger?

    Why do you think it was so important to Dr. King to speak about segregation and racism during this rally?

    Why is the speech so impactful? Why do you think the speech is powerful and is seen as one of the best speeches of the 20th century?

    After hearing Dr. King's speech, what actions might you want to take in your own life to help end racism and improve understanding between races in the USA?

    These responses may be handed in Wednesday or Thursday for extra credit. Please do not send me a link or share it with me online. If you do not have access to a printer, please hand write this response!

    https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Mar...

    Here is a special opportunity to hear one of the great orators (speakers) and to earn some extra credit at the same time. Please write a one paragraph response to the video above which documents Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. You may write 4-6 sentences of your own focus or use one of the following prompts below:

    What imagery...

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    Egypt Memory game matches from class. I know its not the best scan, but at least you can see which is which! More prizes/bookmarks/stickers tomorrow for those who can match the quickest!

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    A reminder that your first draft of your Egypt project paper is due tomorrow, Wednesday 20! Please make sure you complete this by using your bullet point notes to add detail to your speech. The speech itself (if read aloud) should be at least 3 minutes long as of Wednesday. More information can be added about your 3D visual when that is completed.

    A reminder as well that we have a quiz this Thursday on all things Egypt. You will not be able to use any notes on this exam.

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    Tonight's homework is to spend 25 minutes working on your Egypt project speech. If your notes were not completed for this already you would be expected to do that as well.

    The first draft of the speech part of the project is due on Wednesday with the final draft due on Friday. (The notes were due last Friday)

    Also, please be aware that there will be a quiz on Thursday on all things Egypt up to this point.

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    This weekend is very important for the preparation of this coming week's test on Early Man and Mesopotamia. Please use this time to study the entirety of chapter 1. Please also know that posted below is a filled in copy of the 1.2 chapter review as well as a blank copy of the chapter 1 review packet. Remember, studying now, and doing well on the exam will make for a much more relaxed Thanksgiving break. As my grandmother used to say "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure."