Social Studies



We have one last journal check on Friday.  Make sure you have your pages up-to-date up until page 10.  Come in at lunch if you need help with catching up.

We will have our last unit test for Rome on Monday.  You will be able to use your notes.

All fix-its are now closed.

Extra credit: Tell me if you have all of your library books turned in or not.


Please read Chapter 12, section 1, pages 352-357.  You will have a short quiz tomorrow. Complete your Champions of Rome hand out for tomorrow.  You will turn it at the start of class..


Please read pages 342-343 for tomorrow.  You should be ready for your puppet show tomorrow.  Pages 1-6 in your journals should be complete.


Happy Memorial Day.  Remember why we celebrate the day.

NO more after school help. You can still see me at lunch if you plan ahead and on Thursday’s in Ms. Reading’s room.  All Greece fix-its are due by this Friday, June1st.

We have started our last unit of the year. Ancient Rome.  It will cover chapters 11, 12, and 13. Please read and reread the chapters when you have a few minutes.  It can count as your 20 minutes each night. You should have the notes for the Government and Society complete and ready for a stamp on Tuesday.  I gave you an extra day.  Be sure to have the notes underlined and key words popped.

You should also have the notes for the Late Republic finished and ready for a stamp on Tuesday.  You had the entire class time to work on it.  They should be in Cornell note form.  A key question with a complete summary, study questions for each section of notes, key terms popped, and key ideas underlined in the notes.  ALL pages should be recorded in in your table of contents and a title, page number, and date should be a each page.


Our Greece Unit Test is on Monday.  Your study guide should be completed for tomorrow. The study guide and journals are due on Monday as well. Remember that the journal is graded using stamps this unit. You can only receive full credit if you have a stamp. 1/2 credit will be given only if the pages are complete at the time of the journal collection.

We will celebrate Greece with Greek Olympics on Friday. You will only be allowed to participate if you have your study guide complete and journal updated.

We will begin our last unit, Rome, on Monday.


We do not have class tomorrow.

Our Greece Unit Test is on Monday, May 21st.  You were given a study guide today to work on in class.  The study guide and journals are due on Monday as well. Remember that the journal is graded using stamps this unit.  You can only receive full credit if you have a stamp.  1/2 credit will be given only if the pages are complete at the time of the journal collection.

We will celebrate Greece with Greek Olympics on Friday.  You will only be allowed to participate if you have your study guide complete and journal updated.

Please review your notes to be sure you are caught up.  We did the three philosophers on Monday in class. Please be sure that is complete.  I also collected the achievements as a separate grade.  You had the entire period to complete the game pieces in class on Friday.


Be sure to re read pages 298-302.  See 5/8 for details on your Alexander the Great poem which is due printed and watermarked at the start of class.

We are just about to finish up our Greece unit.  You should take the time to reread chapters 9 and 10 this weekend.


We do not have class tomorrow.  Please have your Alexander the Great poem completed for Thursday including an image.  If you are typing it, you should have it printed before you come to class.  At least 10 lines, 2 pieces of figurative language, and follows the I am format below.

Perspective Poem Outline 2018


Testing starts tomorrow.  Please continue to review your notes and reread Chapter 9 and 10.

You should have 7 reflections as of today and 6 journal stamps.  Remember that only stamped pages will receive full credit for the journal grade.


Great job on your urns.  Your ideas were creative and interesting.  Be sure to complete your Sparta and Athens compare and contrast journal page.  Pages 292-295


Happy May!

Our Greek Urn and CROCS statements are due tomorrow  Be ready to share out your CROCS statement and persuade me to choose you for the god /goddess of Robelandia.  Please practice your speech so that you are not reading it word for word.  Remember what we learned from our Persuasive speeches in English.

C I, Apathia, the goddess of the interest and caring, should be chosen as the patron of the new and mighty Robelandia.

R Give a few reasons why your god/goddess is important to our world.

O State some concerns society may have with your god/goddess. Weakness? I understand…

C Comeback and other reason. However,…

SEnd with your position again!

Your urn should be cut down, colored, in ink, and pencil lines erased.  Final Print!

Your Persian Newsletter is due on Thursday.  Pages 286-289.  You have the freedom to take the notes however you want.  Remember to include your popped vocabulary words and underline the key ideas.



Keep reviewing your notes.

Complete your brainstorm (page 7) and rough draft drawing of your god/goddess (page 8) for homework tonight.

I stamped two pages of your journals.  Remember that for the last round of stamps, you need to have page numbers, dates, titles on each page or you will not receive credit. Also, your key ideas need to be underlined, questions written, and summaries complete if you wish to receive credit as well.

You will be 7th graders in less than 7 weeks.  You need to be able to stay organized and focused.  We are in the home stretch.


Our Western Europe Map Quiz is tomorrow.  We have looked at the areas that you should be focusing on over the past few days.

Pages 1-6 including your tale of Contents should be ready for stamps tomorrow.  Remember that only a stamped journal page will receive full credit. You can only get half credit without the stamp.

We started on Greek Urn brainstorm project.  We will continue it during class the next few days.


Please complete your notes from today’s lesson.  Democracy in Action should be complete for Monday. To receive full credit, you need to have your key ideas underlined, key words should pop, questions for each section, and a completed summary.


We have adjusted the Western Europe Quiz to next Thursday, April 26th instead of Friday, April 27th.  Please continue to review.

Please read pages 262 and 263 for tomorrow’s class.


We officially started ancient Greece today. Please read pages 254-259.  Remember to color the water in on you Greece map.  For extra credit, how many islands make up the Greece Islands.  Shh. Our secret. Write it on your paper for points.

Our Western Europe Map Quiz will  be 4/27.  Keep reviewing.


Please continue to study your new Western Europe map.  Our test will be in about 2 and half week. We will start Ancient Greece today if we have time after we take the district Healthy Kids Survey.

Healthy Kids Survey


We started a new map today.  Western Europe.  You should complete for homework. Check your grades.  If you need to do a fix it for China, you have until our Greece unit test.  India fix-it’s have expired.


Please read pages 254-257 for tomorrow. We will begin Ancient Greece tomorrow.

We will also begin a new map on Western Europe.


Did you turn in your Chinese Achievements Project?

Our China Unit Test is tomorrow. Study!

Make sure you have your study guide in hand and cut out for tomorrow.


Our China Achievements project which requires a typed or hand written diary entry, letter, thank you note, or speech, etc… from the perspective of someone from ancient China describing facts about a Chinese achievement( at least 5) and  a 3D representation of the achievement is due tomorrow.   In ink and colored images.

Your t- notes (page 8) on the  “Han Contacts with Other Cultures” (page 208-211)  should be completed already. The essential question:  What were some of the difficult parts of the Silk Road?  Remember to include a review question for each heading, underlined key ideas, key vocabulary popped, and a detailed summary.

The China notebook check is Monday, April 9th.  I will only be grading 3 pages. 30 points totaled.

The China test is Tuesday, April 10th. Be sure to have your Oracle Bone study guide cut out and ready to turn in as well.

Thank you for checking Pershingrocks. Please come in and hand me your journal for an extra credit point. Shhh


Please be sure you are caught up on your notes.  You should have pages 1-6 complete in your journal.  Remember that your notes should be underlined and key words should pop.

For tonight, you need to have at least 10 facts for your Chinese Achievements that you chose in class today.  Be ready with your 10 bullet facts for tomorrow.  We will start our achievement project in class tomorrow.

I will give you a study guide on Wednesday. We have the China Unit Test scheduled for April 10th.  We will have a journal check on April 9th.


Journals will be grade Tuesday. You should be caught up!

The India test is Monday 3/5/18.  Continue to work on your study guide. Due on Monday.

Final day to “fix” anything from the Egypt unit is Tuesday. March 6th


The India test is Monday 3/5/18.


Please use the weekend to catch on your notes from page 1 through page 10.  Be sure to have your summaries complete, questions written, and key ideas underlined.   We will complete our notes on the Buddha’s Teaching on Monday in class.  You should have everything completed up to that point.  Remember the Hindu gods and Siddhartha’s Path are both posted on Google Classroom.

You can always reread the chapter as a review as well if your notes are complete.


I gave you an extra day for your notes on Hinduism and their deities. Be sure to have your notes complete and underlined.  Images should be thoughtfully drawn and colored.  Remember to add Brahman, Siva, and Vishnu to the back adding notes and a colored image.

We are week away from prepping for our India Unit Test.  Make sure your journals are updated.  We went through the Table of Contents yesterday.  Please make sure you are reviewing your notes and staying up-to-date.


I will enter your map grades this weekend.

Please take this time to work on updating your journals through page 7.

  1. Harrappan Civilization should be t-noted.  Pages 146-148.  You should have completed your summary, questions written for each section, underlined key ideas, and have key words popping.
  2. Your Mohenjo Daro dig should be complete with images and underlined key ideas.
  3. Aryan Invasion should be t-noted.  Pages 148-149.  You should have completed your summary, questions written for each section, underlined key ideas, and have key words popping.
  4. Indian Society hand out should be complete with key ideas underlined. Pages 150-151.
  5. Brahmanism Q and A.  Page 152.  You should have at least one question for each section.  Please answer your questions using complete sentences.



Your India journal should be up-to-date.  Complete your notes on the Aryan Invasion for tomorrow.  You should have all 4 sections complete, underline key ideas, questions for each section, and the summary finished using complete thoughts.

Tomorrow is after school help.  If your need a fix-it for the Egypt unit test or the journal-you should be to be here.

Continue to review your East Asia Map.  Quiz is this Thursday.  2/15


Continue to practice your East Asia Map.  Quiz on 2/15/18


History Bee Practice

More History Bee Practice

I forgot to collect your journals today.  Have them ready for tomorrow.

Your East Asia Map should be completed for tomorrow.  Label and color.


Egypt Unit Test this Thursday, February 1st

Pyramid study guide due on Thursday, February 1st- built.

Egypt journal is due next Monday, February 5th

Your temple walls are due tomorrow.  Be sure to color the entire wall and include the message of your hieroglyphics on the back.


Finish inscribing your first name on page 7 of your journal.

Write like an Egyptian

The Story of the Rosetta Stone


Egypt Unit Test is scheduled for January 31st.  Your pyramid study guide is due on this date as well.

Journals will be collected on February 1st.  This is a change in dates from our starter page.

Your notes through page 6 should be complete for tomorrow.

Finish your notes tonight on Egyptian Achievements.  You had the entire class period to work on them.  Underline and color image.  At least three facts for each achievement.


History Bee

Continue to work on your notes for the Middle and New Kingdoms.

The Old Kingdom should be complete.  All need to have key ideas underlined and key terms must POP.


Nice job today with you presentations to Queen Robe on the daily life of Egypt.

Read pages 93-106.  Continue to work on the activity.  You can either write it out on the paper provided or type directly on form posted on Google Classroom.  The assignment is due completed on Tuesday, January 16th.

We are off on Monday, January 15th to observe Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.

January 17th       National History Bee Study Guides:

  1.  Study Guide #1
  2. Study Guide #2



Tomorrow we will finish our adventure as spies as we continue to learn about the secrets of ancient Egypt and their daily life. We will continue to look at ancient  documents and gather as many secrets for your queen as possible.

Make sure your notes are caught up.


Finish your notes of the early civilizations of Egypt.    Be sure to answer the key question in your summary.  How did Menes (Narmer)  unify Upper and Lower Egypt.  Pages 90-92. Remember to create questions, underline key ideas, and make key words pop.


Read pages 90-92.


Happy New Year!!!

Today we started the new unit on Ancient Egypt and took notes on the geography of the Nile River. Finish coloring your waters, deserts, fertile land, and major landforms for homework tonight.




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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