Week 18 (12/12 – 12/16)

This is the last week of the semester! In Social Studies, we will begin our study of Medieval Europe, which we will continue after the break. Students will be comparing and contrasting feudalism in Medieval Europe and Japan. In English, students will be working in small groups to create iMovie trailers, to review key grammar terms.

ENGLISH

Students will be working in small groups to produce iMovie trailers. These trailers will focus on key grammar concepts: compound and complex sentences, parts of speech, and pronoun rules. On Friday, students will be premiering their trailers for the class.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT differentiate between compound and complex sentences.

Tuesday

SWBAT work collaboratively to produce an iMovie trailer on an assigned grammar topic.

Wednesday

SWBAT work collaboratively to produce an iMovie trailer on an assigned grammar topic.

Thursday

SWBAT work collaboratively to produce an iMovie trailer on an assigned grammar topic.

Friday

SWBAT demonstrate understanding of parts of speech and compound sentences through iMovie trailers.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be starting our study of Medieval Europe. Students will work to compare and contrast feudal Europe and Japan. We will also be discussing the impact of Charlemagne, and students will study some key features of Medieval art.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT compare and contrast feudal Japan and feudal Europe.

Tuesday

SWBAT compare and contrast feudal Japan and feudal Europe.

Wednesday

SWBAT compare and contrast feudal Japan and feudal Europe.

Thursday

SWBAT describe the impact of Charlemagne in Medieval Europe.

Friday

SWBAT identify and replicate key features of medieval European art.

Week 17 (12/5-12/9)

In Social Studies this week, students will be taking a test on Japan and presenting their Japanese cultural projects. We will also be introducing our new unit on Medieval Europe. In English, we will be continuing our discussion of Culturally Relevant Service Learning, throuhg the CASA program.

ENGLISH

On Monday, we will be teaching a lesson on correct pronoun usage. For the rest of the week, we will continue in the CASA curriculum. Students will define and discuss the different elements of Culturally Relevant Service Learning, and they will examine case studies.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT distinguish between different types of pronouns and correctly use pronouns within sentences

Tuesday

SWBAT define the terms: “culturally relevant” “service” and “learning” and identify examples of service and learning in different situations

Wednesday

SWBAT define the key terms in the CRSL process and identify the order of the process

Thursday

SWBAT apply knowledge of the culturally relevant service-learning (CRSL) cycle to a case-study

Friday

SWBAT understand the concept of assets,
identify assets in their community, and comprehend the process of community mapping

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will be working on and presenting their individual activities on Japanese culture. Students will complete a summative unit test on Medieval Japan. We will also be introducing our next unit: Medieval Europe.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT identify and describe key elements of Japanese culture

Tuesday

SWBAT review key elements of Japan

Wednesday

SWBAT identify and describe key elements of Japan

Thursday

SWBAT identify and describe key elements of Japanese culture

Friday

SWBAT identify key elements of medieval Europe