Here are the Georgia State Standards indicating what we are learning now:

GPS:

SS7H3 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia leading to the 21st century.

a. Describe how nationalism led to independence in India and Vietnam.

b. Describe the impact of Mohandas Gandhi’s belief in non-violent protest.

c. Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of Japan after WWII.

d. Describe the impact of Communism in China in terms of Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen Square.

e. Explain the reasons for foreign involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of containment of Communism.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CRCT Schedule -

Monday April 25th - Reading

Tuesday April 26th - Language Arts

Wednesday April 27th - Make-ups (regular day)

Thursday April 28th - Math

Friday April 29th - Science

Monday May 2nd - Social Studies

Use these FULL COLOR Maps of Asia to help you!

Asia:

South and East Asia Political Map

South and East Asia Physical Map

CRCT Review Sheets:

Review HISTORY for the CRCT

Review GOVERNMENT for the CRCT

Review ECONOMICS for the CRCT

Review ECONOMICS 2 for the CRCT

Review World Political Map for the CRCT

Review World Physical Map for the CRCT

Review CULTURES for the CRCT

 
Lessons from Week 36 of School
Monday May 2, 2011 - Friday May 6, 2011
Monday May 2: 
Short class today due to CRCT - Social Studies
Please go to Student Page "Novel Unit" tab for this week's lessons.
Lessons from Week 35 of School
Monday April 25, 2011 - Friday April 29, 2011
Monday April 25: 
Short class today due to CRCT - Reading
Target:  What is the theme that ties The Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen Square Massacre together?
A.  Mao Zedong led each of them
B.  Improvements to China's economy were a result
C.  They all led to fewer freedoms for the people of China
D.  They all led to more opportunities for the people of China.
(SS Notebook p. 73 - Answer: C)
1.  Target
2.  Log HW in Agenda: Tank Man Questions due tomorrow.  Select another CRCT topic to review on the website.
3. Read: Textbook pp. 309 (Begin at the Heading “The British”) – 311. 4.  Begin History of India Power Point Presentation, if time.  This presentation includes a few short clips from the 1982 movie entitled "Gandhi" which you will not be able to see from home.


Tuesday April 26: 
 
Short class today due to CRCT - Language Arts
Target: Describe (using at least 2 examples) Gandhi's strategy used to help gain India's independence from Britain.  (SS Notebook p. 73) 
1. Target: Gandhi
2. Log HW: Review another CRCT review sheet on the website. 
3.  Collect Tank Man Questions for a grade.
3.  Biography:  Read the Biography of Mohandas Gandhi and answer the questions (SS Notebook p. 74).
4.  Finish the History of India Power Point Presentation from yesterday (see link above).

 
 
Wednesday April 27: 
 
 
Regular Class Period Today
Target: Close ties to the water and the land have led the people of Vietnam to develop water puppet theater, which is used to tell traditional legends and patriotic stories. What traditional legend would be told in this theatre for your culture? (SS Notebook p. 73).
1. Target: Water Puppet Theatre Video Clip from United Streaming 
2. Collect Tank Man Questions for a grade from students who have not yet turned it in.
3. Log HW: Review a topic on the website for CRCT preparation.
4. Collaborative Group Activity: Whisper read “Vietnam A Reunited Nation”  (This reading is in class ONLY, ask Ms. Beard for a copy if you are absent).
5. Whole Class Discussion: Vietnam War and Vietnam War Memorial
6. Note Taking Activity: Vietnam A Reunited Nation Questions (SS Notebook p. 75)  (These notes are in class ONLY, ask Ms. Beard for a copy if you are absent). 
 
Thursday April 28: 
 
Short Class Today CRCT - Math
Target: Why do you think Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after the war? (SS Notebook p. 73). 
1. Target: Vietnam
2. Log HW: Continue reviewing CRCT sheets on website
3. Complete: Vietnam Notes and questions from yesterday, finish anything not yet completed
4.
Vietnam Cartoon: Read through Cartoon about America in Vietnam and discuss (SS Notebook p. 76)
5. Communism Review: Brain Pop Communism Video
6. Vietnam Review: Brain Pop Vietnam War Video
7. Assessment: Open Notes POP QUIZ on Vietnam
 
Friday April 29: 
 
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Target: How could living on an island make life both easier and more difficult? (SS Notebook p. 73).
1. Target: Japan Geography
2. Log HW: Review CRCT sheets on the website in preparation for SS CRCT on Monday.  Get some rest this weekend too!
3. Graphic Organizer: Copy the Modern Japan Graphic Organizer on SS Notebook p. 77
4. Collaborative Note Taking Activity: Divide class into 4 groups. Each group takes a paragraph from textbook p. 381 and determines the main idea of the paragraph.
5. Note Taking Activity: Group Share for each bubble, class completes graphic organizer during discussion (See Link above).
6. Define vocabulary words on Textbook p. 382 SS Notebook p. 78 (See Link above).
7. Collaborative Learning Activity: Japan Partner Notes. Students will work in pairs to complete a set of Japan partner notes together by taking turns reading to each other while the other partner fills in the blanks (SS Notebook p. 79).

Target: Haiku Power Point (SS Notebook P. 69)
1. Target: Haiku
2. Log HW: None, Enjoy SPRING BREAK!
3. Note Taking Skills: Copy the
Japan's Economy Graphic Organizer on SS Notebook p. 74.
4. Collaborative learning: Divide class into groups of 3 people, assigning each group mate a category. Each student will read their section on textbook pp. 385-286 and complete their section of the graphic organizer with 3-4 main ideas.
5. Group Share: Have group mates share what they learned and allow all other group mates to complete their graphic organizers.
6. Review: Go over answers and discuss in whole group.
7. Create a Haiku: have students create a Haiku about Japan’s economy SS Notebook p. 75.
Lessons from Week 34 of School
Monday April 18, 2011- Friday April 22, 2011
Monday April 18: 
Target: Read “Interpreting the Visual Record” on Textbook p. 314 and then answer the question: Do you know of any other religious or cultural groups whose members have a distinctive way of dressing? (SS Notebook p. 67)
1. Target: Similarities between religious groups, discuss how religious and ethnic groups are different.
2. Log HW: Review Religions of Asia Chart ANSWER KEY from today's lesson and correct any errors. 
3.  Collaborative Learning Activity:  Finish sharing from last lesson and work together to complete Religions of Asia chart.
4.  Compare and Contrast:  Working in your groups, complete the Venn Diagram noting how the religions are similar and how they are different.
5.  Read and Analyze:  read the quote on the first slide of each presentation and lead a discussion about how the quotation illustrates an important aspect of each religion.
  • Are the religions more alike or more different?
  • What is the most important difference?
  • What are the causes and effects of this difference?
  • What conclusions can you draw?
6.  Glue Religions of Asia Chart to SS Notebook p. 65.  Glue Venn Diagram to SS Notebook p. 66.
Tuesday April 19 
On-Level Lesson: 
 
Target: Read Textbook pages 360-361. How did Mao’s rule change China? (SS Notebook p. 67).
1. Target: Mao Zedong
2. Log HW: Finish Worksheets and Check answers on the website.
3. Pre Reading Activity: Pre Read Ch. 16/Sect. 2, Textbook pp. 357 – 363 (Headings. Subheadings, pictures, captions, etc…)
4. Read: Chapter 16, Sect. 2, pp. 357-363.
5. Note Taking Activity: Complete
Ch. 16/2 Know-It Notes. (Glue to SS Notebook p. 68).  Chapter 16 Section 2 Know It Notes ANSWER KEY 
6. Main Idea Activity: Complete Ch. 16/Sect. 2 Main Idea Activity Notes (Glue to SS Notebook p. 69).
7. Vocabulary Activity: Complete Ch. 16 Vocabulary Activity (Glue to SS Notebook p. 70). 
 
Tuesday April 19 TAG Lesson: 
Target: Students will participate in a Guided Imagery Exercise.  Students will record and discuss feelings that result from the guided imagery (SS Notebook p. 67)
1. Target: Mao Zedong 
2. Log HW: Research your unanswered questions.  Review one CRCT review sheet on the website. 
3.  Creative Problem Solving Lesson:  Distribute "The Mess" packet.  You will read "The Mess" individually.
4.  Students will work in small groups to list all the facts and opinions obtained from the reading.  Each group will generate a list of unanswered questions to research for homework.
5.  Review the Rules of Brainstorming with the class.
6.  Problem Finding:  Each group will brainstorm the problems seen as a result of "The Mess".  Opportunity is provided for grouping of similar problems and selecting from the top three.  From the top three problems, each group will develop a solvable problem statement beginning with “How might we…” 
7.  Idea Finding:  Each group will brainstorm solutions to the problem statement.  Opportunity is provided for grouping of similar problems and selecting from the top five. 
8.  Solution Finding:  Each group will develop criteria to evaluate the five solutions and use a decision-making grid to determine the best solution.  Opportunity is provided for research to make valid evaluations against the criteria.
9.  Acceptance Finding:  Each group will develop an action plan for implementing the solution.  
10:  Synthesis Activity:  Each group will develop a product (e.g., persuasive letter, flow chart, speech, poster etc.) for sharing its solution with the 1970 citizens of China.   
 
Wednesday April 20
On-Level Lesson: 
 
Target: Read the Biography of Mao Zedong on textbook p. 360. What was the result of Mao’s Great Leap Forward? (SS Notebook p. 67).
1. Target: Mao Zedong Biography
2. Log HW: Complete 3 journal entries and commemorative postage stamps.
3. Activity: Imagine you are a Chinese University Student living during the Cultural Revolution. Write 3 separate journal entries to describe Mao’s actions during the Revolution and the consequences for the Chinese people. Use these writing prompts and textbook p. 360 to help you:
  • After defeating Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist party, Mao Zedong took our family land and…….
  • The Great Leap Forward was supposed to help the economy of China by producing a lot of things to export. Instead….
  • The Cultural Revolution began today. During dinner, Red Guards stormed in our door and…..
    (SS Notebook p. 71)

4. Visual Activity: Create a commemorative postage stamp that pertains to some aspect of the Cultural Revolution or Great Leap Forward mentioned in your journal entries. It should be well designed and colored. (SS Notebook p. 72)
5. View: The Cultural Revolution Video Clip (too large to upload to the website).

Wednesday April 20 TAG Lesson: 
Target: Thinking back to yesterday's lesson, what was the result of Mao’s Great Leap Forward? (SS Notebook p. 67).
1. Target: Mao Zedong Biography
2.  Log HW:  Review a CRCT Sheet on the website.
3.  Finish Creative Problem Solving Lesson from yesterday. 
4.  Summarizing Activity:  In regards to the conflict between the Chinese citizens and Mao Zedong name...
Something I learned that squares with my beliefs
Three points to remember
One question still rolling around in my head

 
Thursday April 21: 
 
Target: How has China changed since Mao’s death in 1976?  Use Textbook p. 367 to help you. (SS Notebook p. 67).
1. Target: China’s Cultural Revolution
2. Log HW: Work on Tank Man Questions
3. View: “The Tank Man” segments 1-3, a link to this movie is on the COOL LINKS page.
4. Note Taking Activity: Respond to
Tank Man Questions.  
 
Friday April 22: 
 
Target: No Target
1. Target: None
2. Log HW: Finish Tank Man Question Responses (see link above) and work on study guide for Test on Thursday.
3. View: “The Tank Man” segments 4-the end, a link to this movie is on the COOL LINKS page.

Lessons from Week 33 of School
Monday April 11, 2011 - Friday April 15, 2011
 
 
 
Monday April 11: 
Computer Lab Day
Study Island Activities
Asia Geography Review
Asia Environmental Issues
HW:  Complete Test Modes on both of these lessons before midnight tonight.
 
 
Tuesday April 12: 
Target: Examine the photograph on textbook p. 304 and answer the following question: Why do so many of India’s people live on the Gangetic Plain? (SS Notebook p. 61)
1. Target: The Gangetic Plain
2. Log HW: None!  Bring GLUE STICKS!
3.  Define:  tributary, aquifers, acid rain, ozone layer, global warning, greenhouse effect (SS Notebook p. 62).
4. Preread: Chapter 2 Section 2 Textbook pp. 25-31 (read headings, subheadings, look at pictures, read captions, examine illustration charts).
5. Read: Textbook pp. 25-31 Chapter 2 Section 2 “Water and Air”.
6. Vocabulary Activity: Complete Ch. 2 Vocabulary Activity (SS Notebook p. 63).
7. Main Idea Activity: Chapter 2 Section 2 - Complete notes and graphic organizers about air and water pollution (SS Notebook p. 64).
8. Partner Check: Check answers with your neighbor.

Wednesday April 13: 
 
Target: Using your notes from yesterday, what are some causes of water and air pollution? (SS Notebook p. 61)
1. Target: Pollution
2. Log HW: None, just make sure you have completed BOTH study island test modes. Bring GLUE STICKS!
3. Visual Activity:  Asia Physical Features, Monsoons, and Environmental Issues.  Some of the videos in this presentation, you will not be able to access because they are files on my computer that are too large to upload to the website.  However, the monsoon power point is below.
 
Thursday April 14: 
 
Target: Thinking back to yesterday's lesson, what is the main cause of pollution in the Ganges River?  What about the Yangtze River?  (SS Notebook p. 61)
1. Target: River Pollution
2. Log HW: Make sure you have completed BOTH test modes in Study Island. Bring GLUE STICKS!
3. Finish the Presentation from yesterday (Air Pollution and Flooding)
 
Friday April 15: 
 
Target: Thinking back to yesterday's lesson, what are the physical and environmental effects of the Asian Brown Cloud?  (SS Notebook p. 61)
1. Target: Air Pollution
2. Log HW: Make sure you have completed BOTH test modes in Study Island. Bring GLUE STICKS!
3. Religions of Asia:  Log on your computer and click on the Power Point for the religion of which you have chosen to become an expert.  Your choices are BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, ISLAM, CONFUCIANISM, or SHINTOISM.
4.  As you watch your Power Point Presentation, complete your section of the chart below. 
Complete this CHART by using the religions power point presentations above.
Lessons from Week 32 of School
Monday April 4, 2011 - Friday April 8, 2011
 
SPRING BREAK!!!
 
 
Lessons from Week 31 of School
Monday March 28, 2011 - Friday April 1, 2011
Monday March 28: 
 
Target: No target…TEST DAY!!!
1. Target: NONE
2. Log HW: NONE!
3. Answer any last minutes questions before the test.
4. Assessment: Unit Test Economics
5.  Start working on labeling Asia maps (see below)
 
Tuesday March 29: 
 
 
Target: Examine the map on textbook p. 345 and answer questions #2, 3, and 4 on SS Notebook p. 60.
1. Target: Asia Physical Map Reading
2. Log HW: Study for map quiz on Thursday 03/31/11.
3. Begin New Unit on Asia (Update TOC and titles in SS Notebook, "Geography of Asia"....pp. 56 - ?)
4. Political Map Activity: Handout
Political Map of South and East Asia.  Using textbook pages A17 and 346, students will label the countries of: Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Students will then color this map, cut it out and glue it to SS Notebook p. 56.
5. Physical Map Activity: Handout
Physical Map of South and East Asia.  Using textbook pages A16 and 345, students will label Ganges River, Huang He (Yellow River), Indus River, Mekong River, Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Yellow Sea, Gobi Desert , Taklimakan Desert, Himalayan Mountains, Korean Peninsula, and Plateau of Tibet. Students will then color this map, cut it out and glue it to SS Notebook p. 57.
 
Wednesday March 30: 
 
Target: Examine the map on textbook p. 353 and answer the following question. What is the highest point in Asia? What is its elevation?  (SS Notebook p. 60).
1. Target: Asia Physical Features
2. Log HW: Study for the Map Quiz tomorrow.
3. Finish Asia Map Label and Coloring and glue in notebooks. Political Map p. 56, Physical Map p. 57. (See yesterday’s lesson)
4. Puzzle Activity: Complete the Asia Political Features
Puzzle and Clues (Glue to SS Notebook p. 58)
5. Puzzle Activity: Complete the Asia Physical Features
Puzzle and Clues (Glue to SS Notebook p. 59)
 
 
Thursday March 31: 
Target: Using your textbook p. 303, What landform separates India from other countries? (SS Notebook p. 60)
1. Target: Physical Features
2. Log HW: None.
3. Answer any last minutes questions before the quiz.
4. Assessment: Asia Political and Physical Map Quiz
5. Feedback: Trade and Grade
 
Friday April 1: 
Target: Read textbook p. 355. What is China’s (and Asia’s) longest River and why is it important to China?  (SS Notebook p. 60)
1. Target: Asia’s Rivers
2. Log HW: None!  Enjoy SPRING BREAK :)
3. Computer Lab Day! Learn about Asia by playing various Asia games.  Also, reinforce the geography of Asia by practicing Geography Games. 

 
Current Week's Lessons
Monday April 19, 2010 - Friday April 23, 2010
Monday April 19: 
Target: Describe the 3 ways governments can distribute their power? (SS Notebook p. 82.)
1. Target: Government Review
2. Note Taking Activity: Complete the
Asia Economy Fill-in-the-Blank notes during the Asia Economy Power Point Lecture (Began on last Friday). (Glue Fill-in-the-Blank notes on SS Notebook p. 80).
3. Note Taking Activity: Begin the
Asia Government Fill-in-the-Blank notes during the Asia Government Power Point Lecture. (Glue Fill-in-the-Blank notes on SS Notebook p. 81).
 
Tuesday April 20: 
Target: What are 3 different types of Trade Barriers? (SS Notebook p. 82.)
1. Target: Economics Review
2. Log HW: Bring stuff to decorate folders for Lit. Circles tomorrow
3. Note Taking Activity: Complete the Asia Government Fill-in-the-Blank notes during the Asia Government Power Point Lecture. (Glue Fill-in-the-Blank notes on SS Notebook p. 81).   See yesterday's lesson for links to Power Point and Notes.
4. CRCT Review: Have students pull OLD SS Notebooks and review any topic of their choosing for CRCT tomorrow.
 
Wednesday April 21 (Begin Using Student Page - Novel Unit): 
Target: No Target, begin Lit Circles.

1. Target: No Target, begin Lit Circles
2. Log HW: None
3. Introduction: Show novel we will be reading and read back cover. Look at illustration on the front of the novel.  Begin introduction to Novel Unit. 
4. Visual Activity: Decorate folder provided by teacher for Lit Circles. Students will be assessed on their decoration in the following way (20 Points each):
Title of the book
Author’s names
Student name
Period #
Colored illustration

 
Thursday April 22: 
Target: No Target.
1. Target: None.
2. Log HW: None
3. Visual Activity:  Continue decorating folder provided by teacher for Lit Circles. Students will be assessed on their decoration in the following way (20 Points each):
Title of the book
Author’s names
Student name
Period #
Colored illustration 
4.  Literature Circle Groups will be assigned
5.  Literature Circle Job Responsibility Discussion
6.  Group Organizational Session 
 
Friday April 23: 
 Target: No Target.
1. Target: None.
2. Log HW: None
3. Visual Activity:  Complete decorating folder provided by teacher for Lit Circles. Students will be assessed on their decoration in the following way (20 Points each):
Title of the book
Author’s names
Student name
Period #
Colored illustration 
4.  Complete initial Literature Circle Group organizational session where each group member assigns themself a 
Literature Circle Job Responsibility for each meeting.
5.  Podcast:  Begin reading novel pages 1-17 while listening to the Podcast recording of the novel (Podcast audio is too large to upload to the website).

Last Week's Lessons
Monday April 12, 2010 - Friday April 16, 2010
Monday April 12: 
Target: None today.
1. Target: None.
2. Log HW: Gather #2 pencils and a book to read for CRCT Testing.
3. Introduction: Discuss Independence of India and introduce Gandhi and idea of non-violent protest.
4. Video: Biography Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace

Tuesday April 13: 
Wednesday April 14: 
Target: Create and Illustrate a Folding Fan
1. Target: Korean Culture
2. Log HW: Play a map skills game to practice for CRCT
3.
Graphic Organizer: Copy Korea World War II Graphic Organizer on SS Notebook p. 78.
4. Collaborative Note Taking Activity: Divide class into partners. Each pair picks before or after and reads textbook pp. 387 – 389. Before = pp. 387-388 and after = p. 389. Find 5 key ideas to put in graphic organizer.
5. Note Taking Activity: All Befores group together and All Afters group together and decide the best 5 answers. Then go back to original partner and share notes to complete chart.
6. Group Share for each side, class checks graphic organizer during discussion.

Thursday April 15: 
 Target: What might be preventing North Korea and South Korea from reuniting? (SS Notebook p. 76).
1. Target: Korea Government
2. Log HW: Play geography game to review for CRCT
Target: No Target, Test Day
1. Target: None
2. Log HW: None
3. Collect: Completed Study Guides for Homework Grade
4. Assessment: Asia Geography, Environmental Issues, Religions TEST