Lesson Plans/Assignments

Monday, March 18, 2019
Lesson Plan:

March 18 -21, 2019                        United States Government           1st and 2nd Periods

Author: John Notheis                      Lesson Plan Titles:  The United States Constitution   

Grade Level(s): 12th                                                           The Amendments              

Overview/Purpose:

            The purposes of the lessons are to identify the structure, organization, and content of the Articles and the Amendments of the United States Constitution.

Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to explain the amendment process.
  • The students will be able to identify the Bill of Rights and explain their content and historic relevance.
  • The students will be able to identify the content and importance of Amendments 11 – 27.

Content Standards:

K-12.C.2          Students will explain the historical impact of primary founding documents including but not limited to the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the United States Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendment.

K-12.C.3          Students will explain how the Constitution organizes the government of the United States.

K-12.C.4          Students will understand the fundamental principles of America’s democratic republic and the United States Constitution and the inherent conflicts that may arise.

Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

  1. United States Government textbooks
  2. The Living Constitution booklets
  3. The Presidents, The History Channel DVD

Websites: 270-to-win          https://www.270towin.com/

Teacher Notes and Suggestions: Repeat and practice the Amendments.

Student Materials/Instructions:

1. U.S. Government textbook

2. Laptops

Extending the Lesson: Students will come up with their own Amendments.

Assessment(s): The students will be assessed based on their performance on the Constitution Quiz and the Constitution Test.

 

Government

Monday

  1. Due to the snow days, the students will have their Constitution assessments Tuesday and Wednesday. They may try the Constitution Pizza Challenge anytime during the week.
  2. Current Events
  3. Weekly President biography: #38 Gerald Ford. Discuss the political issues during Ford’s presidency.
  4. Review the Preamble.
  5. Go over examples of checks and balances.
  6. Review game for the Constitution Quiz tomorrow.
  7. Assignment: Study for the Constitution Quiz tomorrow.
 

March 18 - 21, 2019                       World History                      3rd Period

Author: John Notheis                      Lesson Plan Title:  The Muslim Empires, 1450 - 1800

Grade Level(s): 10th                                                           The East Asian World, 1400 - 1800                                                                                                       

Overview/Purpose:                                                     

            The purposes of the lessons are 1) to identify monarchies of Europe between 1550 and 1715 and describe conflicts that arose that influenced the future of Europe and the lands they come into conflict with; and 2) to identify the lifestyle, culture, accomplishments, and contributions of the people of China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to follow the expansion of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The students will be able to explain the conflicts between the Ottomans and the Safavids.
  • The students will be able to identify the causes of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The students will be able to explain how Persia flourished and how the Moguls brought together Persian and India influences in art.
  • The students will be able to compare and contrast Sunni and Shia Islam.
  • The students will be able to locate the dynasties in East Asia.
  • The students will be able to explain the lifestyles and cultures of East Asia.
  • The students will be able to explain the effects of Europeans in East Asia.
  • The students will be able to identify accomplishments of the East Asian dynasties.

Content Standards:

K12.H.1           Students will analyze how major events are chronologically connected and evaluate their impact on one another.

K12.H.2           Students will analyze and evaluate the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon history using multiple sources.

K12.H.3           Students will analyze and evaluate historical events from multiple perspectives.

Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

  1. World History textbook
  2. Laptop computers

Websites:

Teacher Notes and Suggestions: Repeat and show the locations of the East Asian dynasties.

Student Materials/Instructions:

  1. World History textbooks
  2. Laptops

Extending the Lesson: Extend the timelines of the areas we are currently studying.

Assessment(s): Students will be assessed based on the completion of the Ch. 6 vocabulary assignment, the Ch. 6 study guide, and the Ch. 7 vocabulary crossword puzzle.

Miscellaneous Information:

 

World History

Monday

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History
  3. Ch. 6: The Muslim Empires

Review the founding of Islam.

Discuss the main points of emphasis in the following topics from Ch. 6:

The Rise and Expansion of the Ottoman Empire

            The Ottomans and the Safavids

            The Mogul Empire

Discuss the differences between Sunni and Shia Islam.

Read Primary Sources: Fall of Constantinople to the class. (p. 127)

Read and discuss Study Guide chapter review. (p. 128)

  1. Remaining time: Assignments: Students will work on their Ch. 6 vocabulary assignment and Ch. 6 study guide assignment. Due at the start of the period tomorrow.

March 18- 21, 2019                                    World Geography               5th & 6th Periods

Author: John Notheis                                   Lesson Plan Titles: South Dakota Geography

Grade Level(s): 9th                                                                          North America Geography

Overview/Purpose:

            The purposes of the lessons are to identify the physical and political geography of South Dakota and the continent of North America.

Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to locate the major physical features on a South Dakota map.
  • The students will be able to locate Hot Springs and the top ten cities in population on a South Dakota map.
  • The students will be able to explain geologically how our state has its current form.
  • The students will be able to identify the history of South Dakota.
  • The students will be able to identify the major physical features and the political organization of North America.
  • The students will be able to locate an identify the time zones in North America.

Content Standards:

K-12.G.1          Students will apply geospatial resources, including date sources and geospatial tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information.

K-12.G.1          Students will understand the nature and importance of the Five Themes of Geography: location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction.

K-12.G.3          Students will recognize the characteristics of the processes that shape places and regions.

K-12.G.4          Students will identify Earth’s physical systems and the ways in which they are dynamic and interactive.                     

Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

  1. World Geography textbook
  2. Laptop computers
  3. Large United States maps

Websites:

  1. Geography games     http://world-geography-games.com/

Student Materials/Instructions:

  1. World Geography textbook
  2. Laptop computers

Extending the Lesson: Students will examine different world time zones and the major cities that lie in the zones.

Assessment(s): Students will be assessed based on the South Dakota map assignment, South Dakota quiz, and the Time Zones map assignment.

Miscellaneous Information: 

 

Geography

Monday

  1. Let the students know we will have a South Dakota quiz on Thursday.
  2. Current Events
  3. South Dakota

Review basic facts about South Dakota.

Review the physical and political geography of South Dakota.

Review the vocabulary words from Part 1: South Dakota – The Land

Review the Black Hills uplift and the effects of glaciers.

Discuss South Dakota history. Highlight vocabulary and important people.

  1. Show students the video Dakota Pathways: History and Legend.

Discuss

  1. Students will have the remaining time to finish the South Dakota map assignment – Due at the start of the period tomorrow.

Maps that have been completed will be returned to students to correct the numerous capitalization and spelling mistakes.

 

March 18 – 21, 2019                                              Lifetime Sports                               

Author: John Notheis                                              Lesson Plan Title: Frisbee Games

Grade Level(s): 11th / 12th                                               

Overview/Purpose:

            The purposes of this week’s lessons are to practice throwing a Frisbee and to be able to play Frisbee golf and Ultimate Frisbee.

Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to perform the Frisbee toss and catch.
  • The students will be able to explain the rules of Ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee golf.

Content Standards:

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  1. 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics to enhance movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health‐enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  1. 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self, others, and environment.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self‐expression, employment opportunities, and social interaction.

 Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

1. Case Auditorium or Tays Center or Butler Park

2. Smartboard

3. Frisbees

Websites: The Rules of Ultimate Frisbee Explained

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+play+ultimate+Frisbee

Suggested Activities and Procedures:

*We will meet in my room (101) and then proceed to the Case Auditorium, Tays Center, or Butler Park for our lessons.

Teacher Notes and Suggestions:

1. Students have a wide range of abilities, so go slowly with the fundamentals.

Student Materials/Instructions:

1. Athletic shorts or sweatpants and tennis shoes.

Extending the Lesson: Discover the variety of Frisbee games that can be played.

Assessment(s): Students will be assessed based on their active participation and their score on the badminton worksheet.

 

Lifetime Sports

Monday

  1. Review the fundamentals of throwing and catching a Frisbee
  2. Students will practice throwing and catching a Frisbee in pairs. Then switch the groups of three.
  3. Explain the rules of Ultimate Frisbee.

Divide the class and play a game.

Assignments:

Government
Assignment:
Study for the Constitution Quiz tomorrow.

World History
Assignments: Ch. 6 vocabulary assignment and Ch. 6 study guide assignment. Due at the start of the period tomorrow.
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Lesson Plan:

Government

Tuesday

 

  1. Current Events
  2. Students will have 10 minutes to review for the Constitution Quiz and ask questions.
  3. Hand out the quiz.
  4. When all are finished, play a review game for the Constitution Test tomorrow.
  5. Assignment: Study for the Constitution Test tomorrow.
 

World History

Tuesday

 

  1. Collect Ch. 6 vocabulary assignment and Ch. 6 study guide assignments.
  2. Current Events
  3. Today in History
  4. Review the main points of our study of Ch. 6: The Muslim Empires
  5. Introduce Ch. 7: The East Asian World (p. 131-150)

Page through the chapter as a class.

Read through Study Guide on p. 150.

  1. Assignment: Ch. 7 vocabulary crossword puzzle. Due at the start of the period Wednesday.

                                                                Geography

Tuesday

  1. Current Events
  2. South Dakota

Review and discuss the South Dakota notes

Review and discuss the Dakota Pathways video from yesterday.

  1. Define vocabulary and important people from the notes on the back sheet of the notes handout Due at the end of the period.
  2. Introduce North America.

Using the physical and political maps on p. RA 14-15 in the textbooks, examine North America’s physical and political geography.

Identify the time zones of North America.

 

Lifetime Sports

Tuesday

  1. Use the same procedure as Tuesday but explain the rule of Frisbee golf and play three “holes.”
  2. Allow the students to decide the “holes.”
  3. Practice Frisbee accuracy.

 

Assignments:

Government
Assignment:
Study for the Constitution Test tomorrow.

World History
Assignment: Ch. 7 vocabulary crossword puzzle. Due at the start of the period Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lesson Plan:

Government

Wednesday

  1. Current Events
  2. Return the Constitution Quizzes and discuss.
  3. Students will have 10 minutes to review for the Constitution Test and ask questions.
  4. Hand out the Constitution Test.
  5. When finished with the test, students will read/study Ch. 3, Lesson 4: State Governments and Local Charters, p. 91-94
 

World History

Wednesday

  1. Collect the Ch. 7 vocabulary crossword puzzles.
  2. Current Evens
  3. Today in History
  4. Go over the lessons of Ch. 7, stopping to define and discuss the vocabulary of each lesson.
  5. Activity: Students will silently read a lesson, then read lesson review questions, and be ready to discuss in class.

Do this activity for Lesson 1, p. 134-138. Then repeat for p. 134-139.

Repeat the activity for Lesson 2, p. 140-143.

 

Geography

Wednesday

  1. Current Events
  2. South Dakota

Review the important people and vocabulary from the South Dakota notes.

Show students a map of Dakota Territory and discuss.

Discuss top tourist sites in South Dakota.

  1. Play a review game to prepare the students for the South Dakota Quiz tomorrow.
  2. Assignment: Study for the South Dakota Quiz (tomorrow).

Lifetime Sports

Wednesday

  1. Warm up playing catch with a Frisbee.
  2. Class time is divided into three parts:
  1. Ultimate Frisbee; 2) Frisbee golf; 3) accuracy games.

Assignments:

Geography
Assignment: Study for the South Dakota Quiz tomorrow

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Lesson Plan:

Government

Thursday

  1. Current Events
2. Return the Constitution Tests and discuss.
3. Discuss Ch. 3, Lesson 4.

Using the Smart Board, explain the organization of the South Dakota State Constitution.

  1. Activity: Students will rank what they believe are the five most important Amendments.

Discuss as a class.

 

World History

Thursday

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History
  3. Review the main points of our study of Ch. 7, Lessons 1 & 2.

Go over the lesson review questions from yesterday’s lesson.

  1. Activity: Repeat the procedure from yesterday’s lesson using Lesson 3, p. 144-147.
  2. Chapter wrap-up review game!
 

Geography

Thursday

  1. Current Events
  2. Students will have 10 minutes to review and ask questions regarding the South Dakota Quiz today.

South Dakota geography quiz

  1. Explain the Time Zone map assignment.
  2. Hand out the South Dakota Quiz.
  3. When students finish the quiz, they will begin work on the Time Zones map assignment.

Lifetime Sports

Thursday

  1. Repeat yesterday’s lesson.

Assignments: