Social Studies



After school help today.  If you need copies of your notes or help with reviewing, please stop by.  Remember that YOU need to ask for your notes if you need copies.

Continue to work on your Beliefs and Texts from today’s activity.  Pages 232-237.

You should have your timeline completed on page 5 in your journal.  We have reviewed it for 2 days.

We have our Israel unit quiz next Wednesday, December 15th.  Our study guide will be due on the 15th as well.

We will grade our journals in class on Thursday.



Complete your timeline for Monday.


Continue to work on your trading cards.  They are do tomorrow. Make sure they are cut out as well.

Side One:

A. Name and date

B. List main characteristics and achievements of each key figure.

C. Draw an image that represents what the person stood for.

Side Two:

A. Write a slogan or catch phrase that sums up the importance or significance

of each person.   “Beachy Steeler girl rocking history of the ancient world.”

B. Add your name to each card.


Continue to work on page 3 of your journal.  Milestones of the early Hebrews. You should have 9 “steeping stones” of history.  pages 226-228.  It should be completed by tomorrow.


Welcome Back!

Please make sure you have read over pages 226-231.


Happy Thanksgiving

Reflection website

Dead Sea Investigation #1

Dead Sea Investigation #2

Dead Sea Investigation #3



Our Mesopotamia Unit Test is tomorrow.  We have spend two days in class reviewing, working, and asking questions.  You should have your journals- I gave you the checklist yesterday to review and study guides are due as well.

Extra Credit:

Cross-section Map

  1. Trace the contour of the mountains in Black.  The contour line is the line that runs across the paper. Not the sea level line. DO NOT COLOR THE AREA ABOVE THE CONTOUR LINE-IT IS THE SKY!
  2. Color the sea level and BELOW blue.
  3. Color sea level to 500 feet-green.
  4. Color 500 to 2000 feet-yellow.
  5. Color everything above 2000 feet- red.

Remember that above the contour line is all sky.


Journal, study guide, and unit test on Mesopotamia is all on Thursday.

Be sure to have your computers here and charged on Thursday and Friday!!!

After school help has been moved to Wednesday this week.


I am moving the Mesopotamia Unit Test until Thursday, November 16th.

Secret phrase to see who logs into pershingrocks this weekend is: “Steelers Rule”.  Whisper it to me as you walk it.  Shh- it is a secret.


Continue to work on your study guide which is due on Wednesday, November 15th.

Be sure to write down the entire study guide and cut it out.

Mesopotamia Unit Test is next Wednesday, November 15th as well.

I will collect your journals on Thursday, November  16th.

Please reread pages 78 and 79 tonight.




Your Hammurabi Cartoon Flyer is due tomorrow.  Remember to include the law and law number, a CERT paragraph, and a drawing the displays the law.  The paragraph should be size 12, Times New Roman, and double spaced.

Your Mesopotamia unit test is next Wednesday, November 15th.

Please read pages 78-79 tonight.


An example of CERT paragraph. Should be Times New Roman, double spaces, and Font 12.

Hammurabi’s Code of Laws is fair OR unfair. One reason Hammurabi’s Code is fair OR unfair is because_____. For example, in law #### it states, “________” (CITE SOURCE). This laws shows why Hammurabi’s Code is fair OR unfair because____. *Repeat for reasons #2 and #3. In conclusion, I believe Hammurabi’s Code of Laws are fair OR cruel for myself and the citizens of the Babylonian empire.

Remember that you are taking on the perspective of a citizen. You are a member of the Babylonian society creating a flyer to either supporting or protesting the laws.You can type or write the title of the flyer and the law. Be sure to include the entire law and #.

You cartoon should be colored and clearly show the law that wrong broken and the consequences. Use speech bubbles or captions to explain the action.  Keep it G rated.



Continue to work on your CERT paragraph. Remember to use evidence from the article, laws, and textbook.  The paragraph should be typed using the correct format.

Hammurabi’s Flyer is due on Tuesday, November 7th.

Continue to read and review your notes.


Happy Halloween. Be safe!


Please study your Middle East map for your quiz tomorrow.  It will be on the computer so please make sure you have your computer here and charged.


For Monday:

You should have your journal up to date through page 5.  Your Table of Content should be complete with titles and dates, all summaries are be written in complete thoughts, all key terms should be boxed in a different color, all key ideas should be underlined again using color, at least one question should be written on the left side of the notes for each heading or sub heading, pictures or pictures to help you understand the key terms or ideas, titles on each page, dates and page numbers are written on the outside corners of each page.

Remember when you are taking notes- you are looking for the main idea of each section.  It is important to reread the sections to find the ideas that are addressed in the title of each section or that will help you answer the Key question.

Middle East map quiz on Tuesday, October 31st.

Please have your computers charged and with you for my class as well each day.


Your Sumerian Achievements are due printed at the start of class on tomorrow. Remember that if you are finding images on line, they must be cited to receive credit. Remember that you can also write the notes and draw/color the images.

Continue to work on  your notes on page 4 of your journal.  Hammurabi’s Code

Write like a Babylonian

Be sure to have your name translated for tomorrow’s class. NO translation- NO clay.


Your Sumerian Achievements are due printed at the start of class on Friday. Remember that if you are finding images on line, they must be cited to receive credit.  Remember that you can also write the notes and draw/color the images.

Middle East map is this next Tuesday, October 31st.


Continue to work on your Sumerian Achievements. They will be do on Friday- printed.

Middle East map quiz  will be on Halloween, October 31st. Continue to review and study. Remember that you need to know the location and spelling.

Your Rise of Sumer (page 3) notes should be complete now.  You should have 1. the summary answered using complete thoughts with the question in the answer. 2. Key words are boxed. 3. Key ideas are underlined. 4. Images are used and colored to enhance your knowledge. 5. You should at least one question per heading/subheading.   Ask questions as if you were seeing on the test. Do not ask to define a term or identify a person.  Deeper thinking questions.

Your Table of Contents should be updated each day as well with a title and date.


New world geography map was due yesterday- labeled and colored.  Our quiz date will be on Halloween, October 31st.  Continue to review and study.

We started a new unit this week.  Mesopotamia.  Please review your notes and read pages 62-66 for homework tonight.  Be ready to participate in our class discussion tomorrow.

You can also reread pages 56-59 to make sure your notes on the geography of Mesopotamia is complete.

How did you do on your first journal grade?  Please see me if you need help or have any questions.


Please see me if you need a fix-it on the Early Hominid Quiz.  I will be after school tomorrow until 3:15.

Mysteries of Catal Huyuk

Life at Catal Huyuk



Please finish reviewing the online quizzes that we started in class.

Log into and use the keyword: SQ6 HP1   and   SQ6 HP2

Early Hominid quiz is tomorrow.  You will be turning in your “skull” study guide as well.


The Ozti Frame is due at the start of class tomorrow.

1. Discovery/Artifacts:

Where was Ozti discovered? Who discovered him? When? How?

What artifacts were discovered with them? What can they tell us about them?

2. Theories:

What theories do scientists have about who Ozti was?

How did he die?

Why Ozti was in the area he was?

3. Questions:   At least 5 thoughtful questions.

What questions do you still have

for scientists about what they have discovered or how they discovered it?

4. Inference:

Which hominid do you believe Otzi belongs to?

Support with evidence.

5.  Image in the center colored.  Frame should be cut out.

Remember the Early Hominid quiz is this Friday.  Your “skull” study guide is due cut out as well.


Great job on the Africa map quiz on Friday.

Continue to work on your “skull” study guide.  It is due this Friday in class.  Be sure to cut it out.

As you work on the study guide, review your notes and textbook for your Early Hominid  quiz this Friday. 10/13

Your Ozti Frame is due this Wednesday at the end of class.  Cut out and colored.

You will have a partner journal grade this Thursday.  I will be here after school tomorrow if you need help with your notes.

Wednesday is a minimum day.


Remember to continue to review for your Africa map quiz this Friday.

Have you been reviewing your notes?  Are your notes up to date?

Otzi Framework Research:

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4



Africa map quiz is October 6th. Please review each night using the blank side of your map and a dry erase marker along with the sheet protector I provided.

We will continue to discuss What is History and will begin our Early Man unit this week.


Africa map is due labeled and colored on Monday.


Please read pages 6-11 in your textbook.  Remember to review your captions, charts, maps as well.

9/12/17  Half Day  Fire Drill tomorrow in 3rd period

Remember to review pages H1 in your textbook for your quiz on Thursday. Also review the terms and plotting locations on your hand out.  We will continue working on our globes.  Our globes should be able to finish plotting by Thursday at the end of class,


Exciting week.  We had our first map quiz and started our Globe Project.  Continue to review your latitude and longitude notes.  Our quiz will be next Thursday.

We will be working on plotting the world over the next week or so.

August 2107

WOW- What a great week!

You did an awesome job dealing with the heat and flowing through your schedule.

I will use this site to remind you of important dates, up and coming project deadlines, and quizzes/ tests.

Please use your planner to record your daily work at the start of class.

Continue to review your continents and oceans for the quiz on Tuesday. Remember that I will grade on location, spelling, and capitalization.

We started to learn how to locate exact locations on our globe using latitude and longitude. With this skill, we can find an exact address anywhere in the world.

We started our globe project next. We will work in groups of three.

It is important that you work as a team and support each other as you find the exact locations of our continents and begin to plot our world.




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