Lesson Plans for Monday October 27, 2014 through Thursday October 30,2014

Monday October 27, 2014

Essential Question: Why do historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization?

Warm-Up: Answer these TYPE-1 Questions in your S.S.notebook using complete sentences:

  1. Who is the leader of our government and what are some of their responsibilities?
  2. What do you think would be the best part of being the President of the United States of America? Why?
  3. What do you think would be the worst part of being the President of the United States of America? Why?

Key Content Terms: civilization, social structure, technology, merchant, artisan, scribe, ziggurat, culture, cuneiform, pictograph

Activity:

  1. Watch Channel One News and Type 1 notes about 1 topic listing 3 details about that topic.
  2. Review Key Content Terms: merchant, artisan, scribe
  3. Read page 49 History Alive!: The Ancient World. After reading page 49 complete Reading Notes Activity for Section 5.5.
  4. Read pages 50-51 History Alive!: The Ancient World. After reading pages 50-51 complete Reading Notes Activity for Section 5.6.

– Use a complete sentence to answer this question in your notebook:

     Type 2: List all of the responsibilities of a Sumerian king. Which responsibility do you think is the most important? Explain your opinion.

Assessment:

  1. Type 1 Channel One News notes
  2. Type 2 Answer
  3. Definitions of Key Content Terms
  4. Reading Notes

 

 Tuesday October 28, 2014

Essential Question: Why do historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization?

Warm-Up: Answer these TYPE-1 Questions in your S.S.notebook using complete sentences:

  1. What are the 3 most important pieces of technology you use in your life? Explain why each item is important to you?

Key Content Terms: civilization, social structure, technology, merchant, artisan, scribe, ziggurat, culture, cuneiform, pictograph

Activity:

  1. Watch Channel One News and Type 1 notes about 1 topic listing 3 details about that topic.
  2. Review Key Content Terms: ziggurat, culture
  3. Read page 51 History Alive!: The Ancient World. After reading page 51 complete Reading Notes Activity for Section 5.7.
  4. Read section 5.8 pages 52-53 History Alive!: The Ancient World. After reading pages 52-53 complete Reading Notes Activity for Section 5.8.

– Use a complete sentence to answer this question in your notebook:

Type 2: Who used a Lyre? Describe what a Lyre is.

Assessment:

  1. Type 1 Channel One News notes
  2. Type 2 Answer
  3. Definitions of Key Content Terms
  4. Reading Notes

Homework

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Essential Question: Why do historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization?

Warm-Up: Answer these questions in your S.S. notebook using complete sentences:

  1. What are the 7 characteristics of a Civilization?
  2. Which Characteristic of a Civilization do you think is the most important. Explain your opinion.

Activity:

  1. Watch Channel One News and Type 1 notes about 1 topic listing 3 details about that topic.
  2. Review Key Content Terms: cuneiform and pictographs
  3. Read section 5.9 page 53 History Alive!: The Ancient World. After reading page 53 complete Reading Notes Activity for Section 5.9.
  4. Use a complete sentence to answer this question in your notebook:
  • Type 2: Prehistory means “before writing”. Why were Sumerians not “prehistoric”?
  • Type 2: Which one of these items showed Sumerians lived after the Stone Age: Painted Pottery, Wooden Plows, Brick Houses, or Copper Jewelry? Why?
  1.  Chapter 5 processing Activity

Assessment:

  1. Type 1 Channel One News notes
  2. Type 2 Answer
  3. Definitions of Key Content Terms
  4. Reading Notes

Thursday October  30, 2014

Essential Question: Why do historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization?

Warm-Up: Watch Channel One News and Type 1 notes about 1 topic listing 3 details about that topic.

 Activity:

  1. Chapter 5 Quiz

Assessment:

  1. Type 1 Channel One News notes
  2. Chapter 5 Quiz

 

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