Monthly Archives: February 2015

AFE this Saturday!

Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more about Amor Fe Y Esperanza (AFE) a unique school that was started to help children growing up near or working in the Tegucigalpa landfill. A visit to AFE is being planned for Saturday, February 28, 2015, for faculty and friends of Discovery School. We plan on meeting the director and learning about how some of Tegucigalpa’s most economically disadvantage are gaining new hope. Parents are invited to join us and bring their children.

If interested please contact Mr. Cozart at dcozart @ discoveryschool.edu.hn

Learn more at their website: http://www.afehonduras.org/

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Grade 6 – 13 British Colonies

The week of February 23 to 27, 2015.

Homework: North American Lakes:  http://online.seterra.net/en/cm/1006

Monday – 13 British Colonies

The New England Colonies:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScZh2-QLOE

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Wednesday – Half Day/PM schedule, Computer Lab

Thursday – 13 British Colonies

Friday – Presentations

Saturday – AFE

Week of March 2 to 6, 2015

Monday – Presentations

Tuesday – Presentations

Wednesday – Field trip

Thursday – Field trip

Friday – Field trip

RUBRIC: 13 COLONIES ORAL REPORTS

Information- 5 Questions

0 1 2 3
Who founded the colony? Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
When was the colony started? Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Why was the colony founded? Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Where was the colony located? Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
What important events happened during the colonial period? Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.

Presentation Style

0 1 2 3
Organization of Presentation Failure to organize information impedes understanding of the topic Information is presented out of order Organization of information aids in understanding the topic. Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.
Visuals No pictures or graphics are included in the presentation. Pictures and graphics are included, but are off topic. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented, but are not explained in the presentation. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented and are explained and used in the presentation.
Speech Student is not actively involved in  presentation. Student’s speech distracts from understanding of the topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly, but does not demonstrate enthusiasm for topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly with an animated tone.
Posture Student is not actively involved in presentation. Student’s posture distracts from understanding of the topic. Student stands straight with minor distracting body movements. Student stands straight and body movements aid in understanding of the topic.

Participation

0 1 2 3
Class time use for preparing the project Student is distracted and fails to work on the project in class. Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project, with only minor reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project.
Attention Student does not take notes and is distracted during presentations. Student needs reminders to stay focused on the presentations, but does takes brief notes about each colony. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes brief notes about each colony. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes detailed notes about each colony.

Grade 7 – Central Asian Research

The week of February 23 to 27, 2015.

Homework: Know the countries of Asia  http://online.seterra.net/en/ex/13

Monday – 7A Art Room. Uighurs of China:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ7bx–Mo_c

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Wednesday – Half Day/PM schedule, Computer Lab

Thursday – Computer Lab/Presentations

Friday – Presentations

Saturday – AFE

Week of March 2 to 6, 2015

Monday – 7A Student Council Representative on class actvities/Presentations

Tuesday – Presentations

Wednesday – Field trip

Thursday – Field trip

Friday – Field trip

RUBRIC COUNTRY REPORTS

Information- 5 Themes of Geography

0 1 2 3
Location Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Place Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Human-Environment Interaction Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Movement Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Region Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.

Presentation Style

0 1 2 3
Organization of Presentation Failure to organize information impedes understanding of the topic Information is presented out of order Organization of information aids in understanding the topic. Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.
Visuals No pictures or graphics are included in the presentation. Pictures and graphics are included, but are off topic. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented, but are not explained in the presentation. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented and are explained and used in the presentation.
Speech Student is not involved in  presentation. Student’s speech distracts from understanding of the topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly, but does not demonstrate enthusiasm for topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly with an animated tone.
Posture Student is not involved in presentation. Student’s posture distracts from understanding of the topic. Student stands straight with minor distracting body movements. Student stands straight and body movements aid in understanding of the topic.

Participation

0 1 2 3
Class time use for preparing the project Student is distracted and fails to work on the project in class. Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project, with only minor reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project.
Attention Student does not take notes and is distracted during presentations. Student needs reminders to stay focused on the presentations, but does takes brief notes about each country. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes brief notes about each country. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes detailed notes about each country.

Grade 8 – Rome and Religion

The week of February 23 to 27, 2015.

Monday – Computer Lab

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078799813/student_view0/unit1/chapter5/epuzzles_and_games.html

Tuesday – The development of Christianity

Wednesday – Half Day/PM schedule, Section 4 Assessment due

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11

Thursday – The Decline and Fall of Rome

Fall of The Roman Empire…in the 15th Century: Crash Course World History #12

Friday – Section 5 Assessment due

Homework: Reread and review

Saturday – AFE

Week of March 2 to 6, 2015

ANCIENT PETRA:  https://www.facebook.com/david.cozart.37/media_set?set=a.1329548161786.2042338.1323437959&type=3

Monday – Review the Glencoe website:  http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078799813/student_view0/unit1/chapter5/chapter_overviews.html

Tuesday – Test

Wednesday – Field trip

Thursday – Field trip

Friday – Field trip

A Visit to AFE, Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more about Amor Fe Y Esperanza (AFE) a unique school that was started to help children growing up near or working in the Tegucigalpa landfill. A visit to AFE is being planned for Saturday, February 28, 2015, for faculty and friends of Discovery School. We plan on meeting the director and learning about how some of Tegucigalpa’s most economically disadvantage are gaining new hope. Parents are invited to join us and bring their children.

If interested please contact Mr. Cozart at dcozart @ discoveryschool.edu.hn

Learn more at their website: http://www.afehonduras.org/

Grade 6 – The British Colonies Grow

Grade 6, February 19, 2015

  1. Highlight UK claims in RED
  2. French in BLUE
  3. Spanish in YELLOW
  4. Russian in GREEN

 

Grade 6, European Colonization, Study Questions for February 19, 2015.

  1. What was the smallest of the European colonies?
  2. Who took took over New Sweden in 1655?
  3. Who took the New Netherlands in 1664?
  4. What European country was the first to colonize in America?
  5. In 1775 what country controlled most of North America?

MATCHING

1638 to 1655                           Dutch

New Netherlands                 New Sweden

Denmark                                 First  successful English colony

Virginia                                   The Virgin Islands

French                                     Alaska

Russians                                 Louisiana & Haiti

Spain                                       controlled Cuba until 1898

List three colonies that you are interested in researching for you British Colony project.

1.

2.

3.

The week of February 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – President’s Day Holiday, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Tuesday – Finish European colonization reports, Go over notes on colonization.

Wednesday – Review colonial territories.

The New Netherlands, Dutch Colonies in North America:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1uGY16WJM

Thursday – European colonization QUIZ! See study questions above!

Friday – The British Colonies in North America

Grade 7 – Central Asia and The Stans

The week of February 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – President’s Day Holiday, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Tuesday – Russia Test

Wednesday – Central Asia Physical Geography, People, Places, and Change pages 386 to 389.

Aral Sea Drying:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbSkRS8Ih7o

Aral Sea Reborn:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJnNYDK48kA

Nomads in History, Kzakistan:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBIZzzjtJI

Thursday – Central Asia History and Culture,   People, Places, and Change pages 390 to 393.

The Silk Road:  The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

Friday – Central Asia the Countries

Grade 8 – Ancient Rome

The week of February 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – President’s Day Holiday, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Tuesday – The Story of the Roman Empire:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h61BZ-O9Wuo Take notes! Participation grade! Be ready for a quiz!

Grade 8, World History I, Study Questions, February 17, 2015

The Story of the Roman Empire:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h61BZ-O9Wuo

  1. In 1,000 B.C. the site where Rome was to be built was what?
  2. What did the ancient Romans need to do before they could build a great city?
  3. What made Rome? A. It’s great natural harbor. B. It’s location at the crossroads of several major international trade routes. C. Romans made Rome. D. The fertile plains and great farmland around Rome that produced enough food to feed millions.
  4. The Roman acuaducts droped at what rate? A. One foot per 100 feet. B. One foot per 200 feet. C. One foot per 400 feet. D One meter per 1,000 meters.
  5. What Roman ruler transformed Rome from a city of brick to a city of marble?
  6. Name the palce where Romans got their White marble.
  7. Who built the Forum?
  8. What did the Forum contain?
  9. What happened in 64 A.D.?
  10. What technological innovation transformed Rome during Nero’s reign?
  11. What is the greatest domed building in ancient Rome?
  12. Rome was the first modern city. Explain why this is true or false.

Wednesday – QUIZ. Glencoe World History, Section 2 Assessment, page 162 1-7, DUE Wednesday, Febraury 18, 2015. The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or…Which Was It?: Crash Course World History #10

Thursday – Culture and Society of the Roman World,  Glencoe World History, pages 163 to 168.

Section 3 Assessment, page 168 DUE Friday.

Friday – Glencoe World History, pages 164 to 167.

The influence of Greco-Roman ideas and designs on Thomas Jefferson and the United States.

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11