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Mr. Allen's Fall 2020 Social Studies Class-Period 5 Assignments

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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 two points.

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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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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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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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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.