1/11Back-to-School Night History 7 Mr. Blumawebpage: http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/ (949) 586-3221
2/11 Background• Long line of educators• A.A. Business, B.A. Liberal Studies, M.A. Political Science w/ Teaching Practicum, Multiple Subject Credential, History Credential• Variety of Learning Styles, Best Practices, Impact, Developing Historical Appreciation• Make historical ties to all school subjects
3/11 Curriculum and Standards• World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times (A.D. 500 - 1789) http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/• Textbook: my.hrw.com/ (User Name: guest348 , Password: d9x6n)• “Gain access to the laboratory of human experience” (American Historical Association)
Regular 4/11 History 7: Periods 1 and 5• History Helps Us Understand People and Societies• The Importance of History in Our Own Lives• Studying History Is Essential for Good Citizenship• Timelines, world maps, analyze cultures, compare events, ideas and beliefs, arts and humanities enrichment, improvement of basic study, organization, and time skills• Writing: 7+ words per sentence, 11 sentence paragraphs (thesis, support, elaboration, expansion, quotations, citing sources)
Honors 4/11 Honors History 7: Periods 2, 4, 6• Differentiated Activities, Enrichment, Higher Order Thinking, Inquiry, Creativity, Research, Accelerated Pacing• Village: History and English Interdisciplinary/cross-curricular• Answers, Essays, Summaries, Reﬂections, etc.: Demonstrate Critical and Good Thinking, Analysis, Judgment• Writing/Speaking: 7+ words per sentence, 11 sentence paragraphs (thesis, support, elaboration, expansion, quotations, citing sources)• Given Models and Samples of Excellent Writing• Getty Center: April 11 (honors only--more details to come)
5/11 Rules and Behavior Management• 3 R’s + S: Respectful, Responsible, Reasonable, Scholarly• We follow the GOLDEN RULE, We are positive ROLE MODELS, We are RESPONSIBLE, We RAISE our HANDS, We are Quiet and ON-TASK• I-Statements (respectful assertive resolutions): I feel__________when you___________because______________. I would like_________________.• GO Lessons: Once a week lessons in back of planner (for points)• Talon-ted Tickets: Recognizing good choices and attitude; for weekly prize drawings• Student of the Month Awards: Monthly Character Traits• Student of the Trimester Awards• 3 Checks: 1 = warning, 2 = detention, 3 = vice principal’s ofﬁce.
6/11 Assignments, Tests, Projects, etc.• Planners: Given 5 minutes each day to write down assignments• Back of Planners: Habits of Highly Effective Students Lessons• Notebook/Binder: Needs to contain work for each trimester• Tests: Study Guides provided, Finals are cumulative, Classroom Webpage enrichment, Online textbook practice tests and enrichment• Time Management: It will take time and support to improve, especially in the ﬁrst trimester. See “Passport to the Sea to Success” (download from Serrano website or classroom webpage)• Online grades: familyportal.svusd.org• PLC (Professional Learning Community): Policies, Assignments, and Tests developed together as a whole staff and school board decisions: Homework 30%, Tests/Quizzes/Projects/Reports 50%, Classwork 20%, 0% for late/missing work (3 late passes), -25% no name papers
7/11 Grading and Rubrics• 90-100% = A, 80-89% = B, 70-79% = C, 60-69%=D, 59% and below = F• A/O = Outstanding, B/G = Good, C/S = Satisfactory, D/U = Unsatisfactory, F/N = Needs Improvement• Essay Rubric 4: demonstrates clarity and thoroughness; 3: adequate, some thoughtful use of key terms; 2: broad, simplistic, lacks detail; 1: inadequate, lacks structure, and limited understanding. • Most Common Learning and Grade Issues: Lack of effort (no details, no support, incomplete work), Not doing assignments (*honesty is important), Not Studying for Tests.
8/11 Work Sample A: Lower Score -not following directions -lack of effort-lacking support, details, examples, does not demonstrate learning -sloppy -poor grammar and spelling -not following proper question/answer/citing • What did it mean to be a Roman citizen? they culd vote and it was a honor
9/11 Work Sample B: Higher Score -followed directions -effort -support, details, examples, demonstrates learning -neat penmanship -proper grammar and spelling -followed proper question/answer/citing • What did it mean to be a Roman citizen? “Rome’s laws protected the rights of the city’s citizens, thepeople who could participate in the government. Only citizenscould hold public offices or vote. In addition to the rights to voteand hold office, however, all citizens had duties to perform. Forexample, citizens had to pay taxes, and male citizens had toserve in the army when needed. Most Romans were very proudof their citizenship. They thought it was an honor to be a citizenof Rome.” (Burstein and Shek, p. 25-26).
10/11 Ahh...Parenthood• Mom,Youre Fired! by Nancy K. Robinson• The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey• Empty their backpacks each night, Let your child fail, Read, read, read, Slather em in sunscreen, Dont compare your kid, Dont ﬁght his pint-size battles, Role model the importance of education--take a college course, Review homework every night, Help your child to delay gratiﬁcation, Supervise media usage: computer, the Internet, cell phone, movies, etc., Honor a regular family dinner.
11/11 Dates to Remember• School Dance (Renaissance Faire fundraiser): October 25th• Final Exams (trimester-cumulative): November 29-30, March 7-8, June 18-19• Operation International Children-History Charity Donations: December (letter to come)• Renaissance and World Faire: spring/TBA• PLC (Professional Learning Communities) Early Out for Students: Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 10, Feb. 6, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 18, April 22, May 13• Furlough Days: Feb. 14, March 29, May 28, June 20-21, June 24-26• * Scheduling Tip: Buy or create an hourly calendar to manage all family matters, school dates, activities, vacations,