THE FINAL WEEK!!!

All grades have been updated in Synergy. I will continue to update those daily. It helps a great deal if you hit the turn in button in Google Classroom WHEN YOU ACTUALLY TURN SOMETHING IN. The deadline for ALL WORK is noon on Thursday.

Week TEN Distance Learning

Final Announcements and Reminders

Mr. D’s ABC’s for Life

 

Week NINE Distance Learning

Week Nine Reminders

Lesson – Types of World Government

Week EIGHT – Distance Learning

WEDNESDAY – May 20th

Mid-Week Announcements

Lesson – Types of World Government

 

MONDAY – May 18th

Week Eight Announcements

Lesson – World Religions

 

 

Week SEVEN – Distance Learning

WEDNESDAY – May 13th

Mid-week Announcements

Lesson – World Religions

Adopted Country – Final  Project

Remainder of the school year Calendar Link

MONDAY – May 11th

Week 7 Announcements 

CHALLENGE TEST – Five factors that affect climate. This is an open note test. You may use your hand written notes during the test. The test is posted in Google Classroom and must be completed today.

GRADE IMPROVEMENT OPTIONS – There will be no retake for this test. See the grade improvement options listed in the announcements posted above.

Week SIX Distance Learning

THURSDAY – May 7th

2t+1l – Don’t forget about this! We begin with pods #1-3 today! The form to fill out is in Google Classroom. The theme is physical geography.

Test for the Five Factors that Affect Climate is on Monday, May 11th. Use the following resources to prepare. You may use ANY and ALL of your handwritten notes while you take the test.

Monday’s lesson and Wednesday’s review lesson are posted in Google Classroom – SS Video Recordings. If you haven’t joined that stream yet the code is a4uixzw.

The links below (temporarily disabled) are also a good resource:

Weather vs. Climate – Google slides lesson

Video – Five Factors that Affect Climate

Video – Climate Factors Rap

Video – LAMECOW – an acronym that may help you remember the five factors that affect climate.

WEDNESDAY – May 6th

2t+1l – Don’t forget about this! We begin with pods #1-3 today! The form to fill out is in Google Classroom. The theme is physical geography.

Challenge Test – Last Monday, we learned about the five factors that affect climate.  Today we will review the concepts, and you should take notes. You will be able to use the notes during test next Monday. There will not be a retake on this test. If you do not pass the test and you want to improve your grade, you will be required to create a Google slide show that explains the five factors that affect climate. Research links will be added below. Next Monday we will take the test during class.

Weather vs. Climate – Google slides lesson

Video – Five Factors that Affect Climate

Video – Climate Factors Rap

Video – LAMECOW – an acronym that may help you remember the five factors that affect climate.

MONDAY May 4th – Happy Star Wars Day!

Week six announcements

Weather vs. Climate – Google slides lesson

Climate Factors Rap

Week FIVE Distance Learning

THURSDAY – April 30th

Some students still need to join Quia – see below.

2T+1L – Coming to a pod meeting near you. To compete in this game you need to do a little research – it’s very simple. Use your Google-Fu to search physical geography facts for your country – the stranger the better.

See the sample for my country – Bolivia

WEDNESDAY – April 29th

Priority ONE!! Join Quia – if you have tried but are unable to join, get help from one of the 78 students who has joined, or see Mr. D.

Final Project Plan – Posted in the assignment stream in GC. This is your exit ticket today! It must be filled out TODAY!!

Two Truths and a Lie! – Starting on May 6th pod meetings will play 2T+1L . THE QUALITY OF THIS EXPERIENCE IS UP TO YOU _ THE STUDENTS! If you do not DO THE WORK ahead of time the pod meeting game will be less than engaging and entertaining.

What needs to get done? You need to research to find physical geography facts about your adopted country. Record your truths and lies on the Google Doc posted in Google Classroom.

MONDAY – April 27th

Priority ONE!!

Join Quia

Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities. THIS IS REQUIRED!! The purpose is to use this as a platform for digital learning. There is currently a “Pandemics Vocabulary” activity posted there. It will help you prepare for the vocabulary quiz NEXT WEEK!

Priority TWO – Check your grades!

Reality Check – Pandemics WILL happen. What will you do about it?

This simple chart showing the years between pandemics has gotten alarmingly shorter. (In order to see the relative numbers in years during the 2000’s,  the years between two of the early pandemics were shortened from 500 and 700 years to 200 years) The point being, unless science produces a universal vaccine, this is bound to happen again….and again.

Video – TED Talk: The Next Outbreak; we’re not ready. Delivered in 2015, Bill Gates attempts to alert his audience to the very real threat of global pandemics.

Video – Covid19 – What does it mean to flatten the curve? Produced by PBS – It’s Okay to be Smart, this is a good explanation of how a virus spreads and how to slow it down.

Final Project – Pandemics – The stream is posted in Google Classroom. The assignment is in view only as the project types vary and you will have to ADD it to the assignment. This project is due in one week on May 4th.

Pod meetings – #7-9 Let’s play charades!

Pandemics Vocab List

Week Four – Distance Learning

WEDNESDAY – April 22nd,

First, you should check your grades on Synergy. If it is listed as missing OR if there is a ZERO %, you need to complete that assignment. Here is a list of graded assignments that need to be done by Sunday, April 26th. There will be a new assignment next Monday.

Post a video to Flipgrid.

See the links below- Easy “A”
Flipgrid – the Flip Code is 6thgreenss
Get started on Flipgrid here

Join Quia

Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities. THIS IS REQUIRED!! The purpose is to use this as a platform for digital learning. There is currently a “Pandemics Vocabulary” activity posted there. It will help you prepare for the vocabulary quiz NEXT WEEK!

Plague Pandemics Paragraph:

The directions are posted on the linked document in Google Classroom. If you have a score of zero, you will need to click the RESUBMIT button when you finish writing your paragraph. If you are one of the students who deleted the document, you will have to click the CREATE button or the ADD button. You can use this copy as a directions reference only – you will not be able to write on it. DO NOT request access to it.

Join Newsela – If you have not joined yet or if you were previously joined to Newsela as “Test Class” you no longer have access and will need to rejoin using this link.

Plague Pandemics Presentation:

If you did not present what you wrote in your paragraph during a pod meeting, you will need to present it on the Flipgrid platform. See above links to join Flipgrid if needed. Use this Flipgrid link to post your presentation.

Summary Paragraph – Pandemics

This paragraph is due today, April 22nd. The purpose is to show that you understand the connection between global disease outbreaks, aka pandemics, and the increase in world population, urbanization, transportation and trade. The assignment and related resources are posted in Google Classroom on a stream of the same name.

Africa Test

The test is posted in Google Classroom. It is due by this Friday, April 24th.

 Pop Quiz – Viruses vs. Bacteria

Posted in the announcements on Monday, April 20th, you were told it is important to watch these videos and where to find them. The videos will help you understand the differences between bacteria and viruses and how it affects the current coronavirus pandemic. The post in GC now has the videos linked as a resource. You may retake the quiz. Please do this by Friday, April 24th. If you retake it after that date you will need to email me to check your score.


MONDAY – Activities Today

Announcements

Q and A time

Join Quia – Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities.

Week Three – Distance Learning

FRIDAY – April 17th

Read this document to help clear up any confusion you might have.

History of Pandemics – A Recap

Have a wonderful weekend!!

THURSDAY – April 16th

Study for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map Test Next Week!

Writing Assignment due Monday – Summary Paragraph – Pandemics This copy is for INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY – STUDENTS’ WORKING COPY IS IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Join Quia – Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities.

Pod Meetings today with groups 4-6. Be prepared to share your Plague Pandemics paragraph.

The first three graded assignments will be entered as zeroes if not turned in by Friday.

1) Post a video to Flipgrid
2) Argumentative Paragraph – “Who” is responsible  for the plague pandemics – the rats, fleas, or merchant traders?
3) Present your findings in a one minute presentation to your peers. (if you did not present in your pod meeting, then posting this to Flipgrid knocks out assignment #1  8-))


WEDNESDAY – April 15th

Mid week announcements 

Activities

Review first two lessons
Introduce new assignment – Posted in Google Classroom.

Resources

History of Pandemics – Part III
History of Pandemics – Part II
History of Pandemics – Part I

TUESDAY – April 14th.

If you have submitted a video on the Flipgrid, go to Google Classroom and TURN IN the Flipgrid Assignment – but only if you have submitted a video and only if you want the easy A!!!

Study for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map Test Next Week!

Preview the assigned reading – Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Join Quia – Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities. (only 23 of 130 have joined; only 3 spent time in posted activity)

Read this article before Wednesday. When looking at the timeline of pandemics, pay close attention to how many years there are between major outbreaks. When did they begin to become more frequent? Why do you think that is? Be prepared to discuss this during class Wednesday.

Pod Meetings Today #10-12 Five bonus points if you present in the pod meeting.

MONDAY – April 13th

The 9:00 a.m. session . today had some technical difficulties. View the announcements linked below to know what you need to complete and by when. I also recommend that you watch the video from session 2 if you want to see the presentation demo.

Week three announcements

Join Newsela – If you were previously joined to Newsela as “Test Class” you no longer have access and will need to rejoin using this link.

Join Quia – Follow the directions to have access to quizzes and other learning activities.

Activities Today

Announcements / navigation
History of Pandemics – Part I
History of Pandemics – Part II

Video: Viruses vs. Bacteria | What’s The Difference?

Video: Where do New (Novel) Viruses Come From?

Presentation Demo – see in recording linked above.

Preview the assigned reading – Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Read this article before Wednesday. When looking at the timeline of pandemics, pay close attention to how many years there are between major outbreaks. When did they begin to become more frequent? Why do you think that is? Be prepared to discuss this during class Wednesday.

 Paragraphs are due TODAY!

Week 2 – Distance Learning

FRIDAY – April 10th

ANNOUNCEMENT!! – Go to Google Classroom and read the recent post for the assignment Flipgrid – How are you doing? You need to “Turn In” the Google Doc so I can assign a grade.

Flipgrid – the Flip Code is 6thgreenss

Get started on Flipgrid here

Join Newsela – Choose sign up with Google and follow the directions to use your student account. This is where you will begin your research for this week’s assignment.

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend outside – get some vitamin D!  😎

THURSDAY – April 9th

Study for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map
Study your new vocabulary posted in  The Plagues
Join Newsela – Choose sign up with Google and follow the directions to use your student account. This is where you will begin your research for this week’s assignment.

Pod Meetings for #’s 4-6: Today’s pod will be a mini-lesson on how to create a Google Calendar to track your assignments and due dates.


WEDNESDAY – April 8th

SS Announcements

Study for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map

Study your new vocabulary posted in  The Plagues

Activity – Directions for the following two assignments: 1) Plague Pandemics Paragraph; 2) Plague Pandemics Presentation – both are posted in Google Classroom.

Join Newsela – Choose sign up with Google and follow the directions to use your student account. This is where you will begin your research for this week’s assignment.

Pod Meetings for #’s 1-3: Today’s pod will be a mini-lesson on how to create a Google Calendar to track your assignments and due dates.


TUESDAY – April 7th

Don’t forget to study for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map

Flipgrid assignment update -This assignment was originally set to be ungraded. We may use this as a platform in the future, so you will have to show you know how to use it. Therefore a grade of 10 points has been assigned to the assignment. (easy “A”) Google Classroom is linked to the grade book now, so once you record and post your “flip” you need to hit turn in so I can give you a grade. You do not need to attach the video in GC – I can see them on “the grid.”

Flipgrid – the Flip Code is 6thgreenss

Get started on Flipgrid here

Pod Meetings for #’s 10-12: Today’s pod will be a mini-lesson on how to create a Google Calendar to track your assignments and due dates.


MONDAY – April 6th – NOTICE!! The recording of today’s live session is posted in Google Classroom.

Flipgrid – the Flip Code is 6thgreenss

Get started on Flipgrid here

We will suspend warm up time. It will be up to you to spend 10 minutes daily studying for your Africa countries test. Use the Africa by region map or use the complete Africa map

Review norms to observe during class time.

Mute your mic when class begins.
Limit comments in the chat section to “question” or “connection.”

 Activity I – Lesson I for History of Pandemics: The Plagues

There is no need to take notes. The Google slides presentation is linked here and in Google Classroom.

Activity II – Demo on how to use Newsela for your research.

Join Newsela – Choose sign up with Google and follow the directions to use your student account. This is where you will begin your research for this week’s assignment.

Your Tasks – You are looking for evidence to make your claim regarding “who” is most at fault for causing the plague pandemics – the rats, the fleas, or the merchant traders.

Read and annotate the four assigned Newsela articles.
Take notes on the side as needed.
Study the vocabulary from the slide presentation – quiz to come.
The criteria for next week’s presentation will be delivered in Wednesday’s lessons.

Pod Meetings for #’s 7-9: Today’s pod will be a mini-lesson on how to create a Google Calendar to track your assignments and due dates.

How to create a Google Calendar