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Mr. Allen's Fall/Spring 2020-21 Social Studies Class-Period 1 Assignments

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TCI - The Rise of Kingdoms and Empires in Google Classroom

TCI - The Rise of Kingdoms and Empires

Students go to the online TCI textbook and access assignments. The student will find "TCI - The Rise of Kingdoms and Empires." Do the reading. Answer the Notes questions. The assignment must be completed and turned in to TCI. Each answer is worth a point.

Once you turn in the assignment to TCI, come back here. Open the attachment, do what it says, and submit it here in Google Classroom. This step lets you officially announce that you have successfully completed and turned in the online TCI Notes to TCI.

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TCI - The Development of Towns and Cities in Google Classroom

TCI - The Development of Towns and Cities

Students must go to the TCI textbook and access assignments. The student will find "TCI - The Development of Towns and Cities." There is reading to do. There are notes that need to be completed. The assignment must be completed and turned in to TCI.

During or after the student turns in the work to TCI, complete the attachment here. The attachment is a review of what you did in TCI. The teacher will compare the work in TCI with your review here for accuracy. The student will get the points in Aeries when the teacher verifies the work was completed in TCI and review attachment here was submitted.

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Physical Features of Africa Map in Google Classroom

Physical Features of Africa Map

Use an 8 1/2 by 11 inch blank sheet of paper to draw the shape of the continent of Africa and mark it with designated features. Students will be using the TCI textbook, page 212 and 225.

To submit the drawn map, use the camera function on a Google Slide to copy the image onto the slide. Make sure a clear image is made! The map cannot be graded if the map image is fuzzy or too dark to read. Once a copy of the map has been submitted, store the original drawing in a social studies folder. Note that the student should already have such a folder that contains previous hard-copy work.

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Islamic Achievements  in Google Classroom

Islamic Achievements

1. Read the two reading documents. One is about the city of Baghdad in Southwest Asia. One is about the city of Cordoba in Spain.
2. There are questions on a sheet titled "Islamic Golden Age Questions Sheet."
3. There are two ways to complete this assignment.
a. Answer the questions directly on the "Islamic Golden Age Questions Sheet."
b. Answer the questions on the "Islamic Golden Age T-Chart.

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Baghdad: Site of Encounter in Google Classroom

Baghdad: Site of Encounter

This assignment first reviews the definition of "site of encounter." The assignment offers the student the opportunity to discover historical facts that could show that the city of Baghdad was a site of encounter in Southwest Asia.

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Lesson Summarizing: Muslim Innovations and Adaptations in Google Classroom

Lesson Summarizing: Muslim Innovations and Adaptations

Read the summary on page 151 of the TCI textbook. Use the textbook summary to answer the questions on the attached response sheet. Answer with complete sentences. This response sheet is a copy. You can write on it and submit it when done.

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Islamic Expansion - Double the Evidence in Google Classroom

Islamic Expansion - Double the Evidence

One attachment is a copy of the assignment to write on, finish, and turn in for points. The other attachment is three reading sources from a previous assignment. Follow the assignment instructions exactly. The student will need to choose one reading source and use two pieces of evidence from that source. This work is a CER writing exercise. Each of the three parts is worth 2 points.

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Analyzing Islamic Expansion Documents in Google Classroom

Analyzing Islamic Expansion Documents

You are given a copy of the assignment pages to write upon. There are two pages. The work is divided into three sections. Each section has a reading document, a hypothesis question, and three questions about the document. The hypothesis question is meant to get the student thinking about how Muslims were able to expand their control and religion far away from Arabia. The three questions are each worth one point.

There is also a video about the expansion of Islam. This video will initially be shown during class time. Afterwards, students can view it for understanding. There is no grade attached to watching this video. It gives context to the assignment.

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Making an Outline of Notes about Islam - Part 2 in Google Classroom

Making an Outline of Notes about Islam - Part 2

Use the copy of the outline to complete your notes. You can write on this copy. There are two parts, Part A and Part B.
1. Part A is a graphic organizer of four quadrants. Each quadrant contains a name of a caliph. Use the reading in quotes that goes with the organizer to write a note in the quadrant about that caliph. 2. Part B is a set of questions. There is another reading in quotes that goes with this part. Use the reading to answer each question in a complete sentence.

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Making an Outline of Notes about Islam - Part 1 in Google Classroom

Making an Outline of Notes about Islam - Part 1

Use the copy of the outline to complete three notes for each topic. You can write on the copy. You must decide what is important from the TCI textbook reading to add to your notes. Consider this effort part of your preparation for a final test about Islam. Each note should be a complete sentence.

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Five Pillars of Islam Quiz Period 1 in Google Classroom

Five Pillars of Islam Quiz Period 1

Answer each question and submit your quiz.

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The Bedouins in Google Classroom

The Bedouins

Use the reading, "Bedouins: People of the Arabian Peninsula", to complete the attached worksheet. The worksheet applies the CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) writing method to the reading.

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Southwest Asia Map in Google Classroom

Southwest Asia Map

A blank map is attached. It is a copy to write and draw upon. There is an attached example map from the teacher to show where to place items on the student's map. There is an attached reading assignment about Southwest Asia that contains underlined items that will be placed on the student map.

1. The student has two options here. One is two complete the map copy using the Google Slide tools. The second is to print the attached map copy and complete the map using a pencil.

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Part 2 Investigating a Primary Source - Justinian I in Google Classroom

Part 2 Investigating a Primary Source - Justinian I

Complete the attached document to receive credit as an assessment dealing with the history of the Roman Empire. Note that the instructions require the final argument to be written as a paragraph. Expect a point to be take for each part of the argument not written in paragraph form.

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Investigating Primary Sources Part 1: Justinian I in Google Classroom

Investigating Primary Sources Part 1: Justinian I

This assignment begins an inquiry into the life of perhaps the best known Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor. The attachment includes a reading source and three questions. A CER writing plan and a rubric are included in the attachment to help the student to write thorough responses to the questions.

Note: The rubric in the attachment says to use two sources. You will only need to use the one source included in the attachment.

The attachment is a copy. That means that your answers will be written on the attachment and turned in for credit.

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A Letter about the Fall of Western Rome
 in Google Classroom

A Letter about the Fall of Western Rome

You will pretend to be a Roman living in the city of Rome during the year 476 C.E. You are writing a letter to a friend who lives in the Eastern Roman Empire, in the city of Constantinople (once called Byzantium). You will explain to your friend the causes for the demise of the Western Roman Empire.

At the start, we will work together to complete seven paragraphs of the letter. An outline of the letter is used to write the letter. The source for information is your TCI textbook, pages 42-43. At this time, each paragraph is worth 1 point.

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Fact or Opinion in Byzantine History in Google Classroom

Fact or Opinion in Byzantine History

Let's start an assignment dealing with the Byzantine Empire and fact or opinion. We are dealing with Lesson 8, pages 99-105. The attachment will require you to identify fact or opinion in the reading. Each numbered item is worth one point. To get the point, both a and b parts need to be done for each numbered item.

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Fact or Opinion Notes Quiz in Google Classroom

Fact or Opinion Notes Quiz

1. Use your notes to complete the quiz.
2. Use the attached quiz to write your answers. You are given a copy. You can write on the quiz document.
3. The teacher has even provided a copy of the notes as a reference.

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Storyboard: The Origins and Spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire in Google Classroom

Storyboard: The Origins and Spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire

This assignment was first started as in-class work. It is now posted as a points assignment. The attachments are the same as those posted previously to work during class time. The title frame is worth 1 point. Each story frame (1-5) is worth 3 points ( a point for each color-coded idea listed in the attachments). If you had to present a frame to the class, you should be able to explain how each color-coded idea is represented in the story frame.

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CER Response to Textbook Summary: Legacy of the Roman Empire  in Google Classroom

CER Response to Textbook Summary: Legacy of the Roman Empire

You will use the summary on page 51. Create a question for each of the three parts of the summary. Answer each question in three parts: (a) Claim, (b) Evidence, (c) Reasoning. One point for writing the question. One point for the three-part response.

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Roman Time Line in Google Classroom

Roman Time Line

Complete the paper timeline according to the instructions on the attached picture and the rubric.

For those that need help with doing this work, look at the attachment "Making the Roman Timeline." This attachment also shows how a digital timeline could be made and the need to provide sources for images copied from the internet.

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Textbook Reading: From Republic to Empire in Google Classroom

Textbook Reading: From Republic to Empire

1. Read pages 15 - 25.
2. The teacher has attached a copy of a flow chart to write on.
3. Complete the attached flow chart about the expansion of Rome. The textbook pages give you information about four time periods when the Romans expanded their territory and influence. Your answers should be one paragraph long. Each paragraph answer is worth two points.
4. Turn in the assignment when you have read all the pages and completed the flowchart. (Check your work for accuracy before you turn in your work.)

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TCI Introduction: Section 3 - The Americas and Afroeurasia in 300 C.E. in Google Classroom

TCI Introduction: Section 3 - The Americas and Afroeurasia in 300 C.E.

This is a TCI textbook reading assignment. Sign into Clever to access the textbook.

Click on the attachment below. Read the section. Enlarge the pictures, read the descriptions and analyze the pictures with the square magnifier. Answer the two questions in the notes portion. Follow the CER writing way to answer each question. That is, write your answer to the question (C for claim). Write a piece of evidence from the reading to support your answer (E for evidence). Explain why you chose the evidence (R for reasoning). Each answer is worth two points.

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Answering Questions about the Discipline of History and Sites of Encounter
 in Google Classroom

Answering Questions about the Discipline of History and Sites of Encounter

1. Use the copy of the question and answer document to write your answers.
2. For those that participated in the breakout room session on 9/14, use the same reading document to answer the questions.
3. For those who did not participate in a breakout room session, pick a reading document. Use it to answer the questions on the question and answer sheet.
4. Turn in your copy of the question and answer sheet to get credit.
5. Each answer is worth a point.

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TCI Introduction: Section 2 - Teaching the World's History in Google Classroom

TCI Introduction: Section 2 - Teaching the World's History

Before you try to access the attachment, ensure that you signed into your Clever account so that you can use your TCI online textbook.

Click on the attachment to read the section. Answer the two questions in the notes portion. Follow the CER writing way to answer each question. That, is write your answer to the question (C for claim). Write a piece of evidence from the reading to support your answer (E for evidence). Explain why you chose the evidence (R for reasoning). Each answer is worth two points.

Also, on the reading page, there are two pictures. Hover your cursor over each picture. A little magnifying glass icon will appear. Click on it and the picture will enlarge. Not only that, now you can move your cursor over the picture and magnify portions of the picture. Try it.

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TCI Pre-Test in Google Classroom

TCI Pre-Test

Access your online TCI social studies textbook. Look for assessments. Look for Pre-test. Follow the instructions to complete the twelve items in the test. Turn in the test in TCI.

If you need help getting to the textbook, go to the Resources section of Classwork in Google Classroom. Look for a post that has a video that explains how to access your online textbook.

When you finish the pre-test, come back here, complete the attached form and turn it in to get credit for this pretest through Google Classroom. You must finish the test before submitting this attached form.

This work will not be scored as a test. It is a way for you and the teacher to check your current understanding about history and geography.

This assignment was originally assigned in your TCI online textbook Aug 31. You have been given more than a week to do this. The teacher is thinking one-half point for each item (6 points) to put in Aeries for participation.

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A Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Exercise in Google Classroom

A Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Exercise

1. Read the document "Major Historical Changes." 2. Become familiar with the "Explanation of CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) outline. 3. Use the reading document to complete the graphic organizer "CER - My First Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Graphic Organizer.)

There are four pieces of evidence. The first part of each piece contains the evidence. The second part of each piece of evidence contains the reasoning.

Each numbered part is worth 1/2 point. Each side of the graphic organizer is worth 2 points.

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My Triptych Artwork about Anxiety in Google Classroom

My Triptych Artwork about Anxiety

Follow the instructions to complete your own triptych. You want to take a photograph of your work and attach/submit it here in Google Classroom. You can put the photo on a Google slide or doc. The teacher has provided a blank slide for the student to place the work, but the student can use another means as long as the work is present.

The photo/drawings need(s) to be clear enough to be seen (analyzed). For those who made a digital triptych, ensure that you attach that work to this assignment before clicking that "turn in" button.

A rubric has been included so the student knows exactly how the work will be graded. The points will be placed in Aeries.

Caution #1: Save your physical (hard copy) work in a folder. Do not throw it away.
Caution #2: Ensure that you actually have attached your work before you use the turn-in button. Pressing that button without including your work means you don't get any points.

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Syllabus and Class Review in Google Classroom

Syllabus and Class Review

Select the attachment. Follow the directions to complete the review. Use the class syllabus to help choose or write the correct answers. The syllabus can be found in the Resources section of Classwork in your Google Classroom. Submit the form when you do every item on the form. For doing and submitting this assignment, you will receive 9 points in Aeries, one point for each item on the form.