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Jan

Week of January 20, 2020

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  American Government 

This week we will continue ourdiscussion the Legislative Branch Unit.

Black Experience II 

This week we will continue work on the Reparations PBL and discussion of the Reconstruction Period Unit (Ch 12).

Monday 

(1/20/20)

  • No School/Dr King Day
  • No School/Dr King Day
Tuesday

(1/21/20)

  • Mindfulness
  • Lecture: The Senate 
  • Reparations PBL (Record Courier visit)
Wednesday (1/22/20)

-Shortened periods/Professional Development

  • Quiz: The House of Representatives and Senate
  • Lecture: Congressional Committees-Support Agencies
  • Present Reparations PBL
Thursday

(1/23/20)

  • Mindfulness
  • Quiz: Congressional Committees-Support Agencies
  • Lecture: I’m Just A Bill-The Legislative Process (How A Bill Becomes A Law)
  • Lecture: Reconstruction Period
Friday

(1/24/20)

  • Mindfulness
  • Quiz: How A Bille Becomes A Law
  • The Powers of Congress
  • Lecture: Reconstruction Period

Ohio Learning Standards relevant to this week’s focus are:

Topic: Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution 

Principles related to representative democracy are reflected in the articles and amendments of the U.S. Constitution and provide structure for the government of the United States. 

Content Statements: 

  1. As the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution incorporates basic principles which help define the government of the United States as a federal republic including its structure, powers and relationship with the governed. 

Topic: Structure and Functions of the Federal Government 

Three branches compose the basic structure of the federal government. Public policy is created through the making of laws, the execution of the laws and the adjudication of disputes under the laws. 

Content Statements: 

  1. Law and public policy are created and implemented by three branches of government; each functions with its own set of powers and responsibilities. 
  2. The political process creates a dynamic interaction among the three branches of government in addressing current issues. 

Social Studies Skills Development:

N/A

15
Jan

Week of January 13, 2020

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  American Government 

This week we will begin the Legislative Branch Unit.

Black Experience II 

This week we will begin the Reconstruction Period Unit (Ch 12).

Monday 

(1/13/20)

  • Check Current Events
  • Complete Government Chart (Google Classroom)
  • Black Experience II Introduction
Tuesday

(1/14/20)

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • The Legislative Branch Introduction
  • Washington, DC/Capitol Building Virtual Field Trip 
  • Lecture: Generalizations-Southern Homestead Act
Wednesday (1/15/20)

-Shortened periods/Professional Development

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • The Organization of Congress-Congressional Districts
  • Reparations PBL
Thursday

(1/16/20)

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • Quiz
  • The House of Representatives
  • Reparations PBL
Friday

(1/17/20)

-Shortened periods/Nine Lives Project

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • Quiz
  • The Senate
  • Reparations PBL

Ohio Learning Standards relevant to this week’s focus are:

Topic: Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution 

Principles related to representative democracy are reflected in the articles and amendments of the U.S. Constitution and provide structure for the government of the United States. 

Content Statements: 

  1. As the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution incorporates basic principles which help define the government of the United States as a federal republic including its structure, powers and relationship with the governed. 

Topic: Structure and Functions of the Federal Government 

Three branches compose the basic structure of the federal government. Public policy is created through the making of laws, the execution of the laws and the adjudication of disputes under the laws. 

Content Statements: 

  1. Law and public policy are created and implemented by three branches of government; each functions with its own set of powers and responsibilities. 
  2. The political process creates a dynamic interaction among the three branches of government in addressing current issues. 

Social Studies Skills Development:

N/A

9
Jan

Do you love Ted Talks? Would you like to give one?

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Caroline Eggett and Kelsey Trecarichi, committee leaders for the TedxAuroraHigh hosted by our NHS, invite Roosevelt students to be a part of their event which will take place February 22, 2020 (this is a date change) from 12-4 pm at Aurora High School!

They have added an additional day for SPEECH INTERVIEWS for the event Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 6-8 pm in room 105 at Aurora High School.  The attached TEDxAuroraHigh Speech Interview flier has more information.  Students must sign up by emailing carolineeggett@aurora-schools.org in order to participate in the event.  

7
Jan

Week of January 6, 2020

by Nikki Marchmon-Boykin in Boykin's Blog

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back!!!

 

  American Government 

This week we will finish the semester by going over midterms and reviewing important concepts.

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish the semester by watching and discussing 13th and part of When They See Us

Monday 

(1/6/20)

  • Current Events: Impeachment/Soleimani Assassination/Iran
  • Grade Conferences
  • Midterm essay make-up
  • Mid-term make-up
  • Grade Conferences
Tuesday

(1/7/20)

  • Review Midterm
  • Basic Principles of the U. S. Government packet (Handout/Google Classroom)
  • Documentary: 13th
Wednesday (1/8/20)
  • Go over Basic Principles of the U. S. Government packet 
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship packet (Handout/Google Classroom)  
  • Documentary: 13th
Thursday

(1/9/20)

  • Go over The Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship packet 
  • Analyzing Information To Determine Credibility packet (Handout/Google Classroom)
  • Documentary: When They See Us Part I
Friday

(1/10/20)

-Records day

Early Release Bell Schedule

  • Go over Analyzing Information To Determine Credibility packet 
  • Current Events
  • Documentary: When They See Us Part 1/2

 

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Dec

Exam Schedule

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1st Semester Exam Schedule

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Dec

Week of December 2, 2019

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  American Government 

This week we will continue our discussion of the Constitution and The Amendments as well as focus on Gun Control Debate

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish our discussion of Chapter 8 Opposition to Slavery/Chapter 9 Let Your Motto Be Resistance

Monday 

(12/2/19)

  • Review: Civil War Amendments Essay and Voting Rights Act Worksheet
  • Review: The Constitution/Amendments
  • Lecture: Moral Suastion-Revival of Black Nationalism
  • Homework: Black Leaders Worksheet
Tuesday

(12/3/19)

  • The Constitution/Amendments Test
  • Review Black Leaders Worksheet
  • Spirituals Analysis
  • Ch 8/9 Test Review
Wednesday (12/4/19)
  • Debate Prep Vocabulary 
    • Gun Control 
  • Ch 8/9 Test
Thursday

(12/5/19)

  • Debate Prep Background Articles
  • Ch 10
Friday

(12/6/19)

  • Debate Prep Background Videos
  • Ch 10 
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Nov

Week of November 25, 2019

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  American Government 

This week we will continue our discussion of the Constitution and The Amendments

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish our discussion of Chapter 7 Free Black Peopld in Antebellum America and begin Chapter 8 Opposition to Slavery/Chapter 9 Let Your Motto Be Resistance

Monday 

(11/25/19)

  • Watch: 13th
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture: Moral Suasion-Revival of Black Nationalism
Tuesday

(11/26/19)

  • Parent-Teacher Conference
  • Parent-Teacher Conference
Wednesday (11/27/19)
  • Break
  • Break
Thursday

(11/28/19)

  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Happy Thanksgiving
Friday

(11/29/19)

  • Break
  • Break
19
Nov

Week of November 18, 2019

by Nikki Marchmon-Boykin in Boykin's Blog

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  American Government 

This week we will continue our discussion of the Constitution and The Amendments

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish our discussion of Chapter 7 Free Black People in Antebellum America and begin Chapter 8 Opposition to Slavery/Chapter 9 Let Your Motto Be Resistance

Monday 

(11/18/19)

  • The Civil War Amendments Essay Writing
  • New Current Events topic
    • If absent use topic from last week
  • Finish Chapter 7 Notes
  • Discuss: Colin Kaepernick NFL Workout Controversy
Tuesday

(11/19/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • The Civil War Amendments Essay Writing
    • Essay due on Google Classroom at end of period
  • The Voting Rights Act Article (Google Classroom)
  • Chapter 7 Mini Quiz (Google Classroom)
  • Boykin’s Book Club: The Mis-Education Of The Negro Chapter 13-15
Wednesday (11/20/19)

Shortened Periods

  • The Voting Rights Act Worksheet (Google Classroom)
  • Read Chapter 8
Thursday

(11/21/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • Watch: 13th
  • Lecture: David Walker-Black Nationalism & Colonization
Friday

(11/22/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • Watch: 13th
  • Lecture: Black Nationalism & Colonization-Sojourner Truth
11
Nov

Week of November 11, 2019

by Nikki Marchmon-Boykin in Boykin's Blog

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Happy Veteran’s Day!! Thank you to all Veterans for your service!!

 

  American Government 

This week we will continue our discussion of the Constitution

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish our discuss of Chapter 6 Life In The Cotton Kingdom and begin Chapter 7 Free Black Peopld in Antebellum America

Monday 

(11/11/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • New Current Events Topics
  • Constitution Quiz Make-Ups
  • Lecture: Amendments #12-20
  • Discuss Slave Narratives from Unchained Memories and Mr Cox’s Great Great Grandfather
Tuesday

(11/12/19)

  • Use Chromebooks and Quizlet to study Amendments and get Current Events for tomorrow
  • In-class Read pgs 173-183 (CP); Read Chapter 7 (CCP) 
Wednesday (11/13/19)

Shortened Periods

  • Lecture: Amendments #21-27
  • Review Amendments

Homework: Study for Amendments Quiz

  • Boykin’s Book Club: he Mis-Education Of The Negro Chapter 10-12
  • Mindfulness
Thursday

(11/14/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • Amendments Quiz
  • Lecture: Formal and Informal Amendments; Chunking the Amendments
  • Mindfulness
  • Lecture: Demographics of Freedom-Segretation
Friday

(11/15/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • Lecture: The Civil War/Plessy v Ferguson/Brown v BOE (Google Classroom)
  • Episode #3 Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment (Google Classroom)
  • Lecture: Black Communities in the Urban North-Free African Americans in the Far West

Homework: Study for Chapter 7 Test on Monday 11/18/19

Ohio Learning Standards: 

Topic: Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Principles related to representative democracy are reflected in the articles and amendments of the U.S. Constitution and provide structure for the government of the United States.

Content Statements:

  1. As the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution incorporates basic principles which help define the government of the United States as a federal republic including its structure, powers and relationship with the governed.
  2. Constitutional government in the United States has changed over time as a result of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court decisions, legislation and informal practices.
  3. The Bill of Rights was drafted in response to the national debate over the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.
  4. The Reconstruction Era prompted Amendments 13 through 15 to address the aftermath of slavery and the Civil War.
  5. Amendments 16 through 19 responded to calls for reform during the Progressive Era.
  6. Four amendments have provided for extensions of suffrage to disenfranchised groups.
  7. Five amendments have altered provisions for presidential election, terms, and succession to address changing historical circumstances.
  8. Amendments 11, 21 and 27 have addressed unique historical circumstances.
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Nov

Week of November 4, 2019

by Nikki Marchmon-Boykin in Boykin's Blog

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  American Government 

This week we will finish Chapter 4 Federalism and begin our discussion of the Constitution

Black Experience II 

This week we will finish out discuss Chapter 5 African Americans in the New Nation and begin Chapter 6 Life In The Cotton Kingdom

Monday 

(11/4/19)

  • New Current Event topics and sheets
  • Quizlet Live: Chapter 4 Test Review
  • Mindfulness
  • Present Chapter 5 Historical Figure Dialogues/Monologues
Tuesday

(11/5/19)

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • Chapter 4 Test
  • Boykin’s Book Club: he Mis-Education Of The Negro Chapter 10-12
  • Mindfulness

Homework: Read pgs 115-122; 126-135 (CP): Read Chapter 5 (CCP) 

Wednesday (11/6/19)

Shortened Periods

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • Unit Introduction and Lecture: The Constitution~Structure, Principles and Formal/Informal Amendments

Homework: Read pgs 68-77

  • Mindfulness
  • Chapter 5 Test
Thursday

(11/7/19)

  • Check Current Events
  • Mindfulness
  • Constitution Quiz
  • Lecture: The Bill of Rights (#1-5); Handouts: Schenk v US

Homework: Read pgs 78-83

  • Watch: Unchained Memories
Friday

(11/8/19)

  • Mindfulness
  • Check Current Events
  • Lecture: The Bill of Rights (#6-10); 11th Amendment

Handouts: ACLU What to do if you’re stopped by the police; Gideon v Wainwright;Miranda v Arizona

  • Watch: Unchained Memories

Ohio Learning Standards: 

Topic: Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Principles related to representative democracy are reflected in the articles and amendments of the U.S. Constitution and provide structure for the government of the United States.

Content Statements:

  1. As the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution incorporates basic principles which help define the government of the United States as a federal republic including its structure, powers and relationship with the governed.
  2. Constitutional government in the United States has changed over time as a result of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court decisions, legislation and informal practices.
  3. The Bill of Rights was drafted in response to the national debate over the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.
  4. The Reconstruction Era prompted Amendments 13 through 15 to address the aftermath of slavery and the Civil War.
  5. Amendments 16 through 19 responded to calls for reform during the Progressive Era.
  6. Four amendments have provided for extensions of suffrage to disenfranchised groups.
  7. Five amendments have altered provisions for presidential election, terms, and succession to address changing historical circumstances.
  8. Amendments 11, 21 and 27 have addressed unique historical circumstances.

Social Studies Skills Development:

    • Text Annotation (Informational Text)
    • Identify important terminology and concepts related to the unit 
    • Interpret charts, graphs and timelines related to unit