• Humanities Year at a Glance

    Humanities Year at a Glance                                                     

    Month

    Unit

    SS Task

    ELA Task

    Novel

    August

     

     

    *Class Rules

    *Get to Know You

    Activities

    *Aprende Rules

    *Geography/Mysteries

    *Civilization

    *What is Identity?

    *GRAPES

    -Aprende Handbook Rules

    -Review Map of the Oceans and Continents

    -World Geography/Mysteries

    -Establish Classroom Rules

    -Aprende Boot Camp

    -GRAPES of ME Presentation

    -Introduce Genius Hour

    -5 Themes of Geography

    -Who AM I? Identity Lesson

    - What Shapes Your Identity? Lesson

    - Performance Task

    -Performance Based Assess -   Nonfiction Narrative

     

    The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T.Nelson

    September

    *Geography/Mysteries

    *Hunters and Gatherers

    *Mesopotamia

    -World History Book Chapt. 1

    -Latitude and Longitude

    -Continents and Oceans Quiz

    -Geography Final test

    -Neolithic Revolution (genetics)

    -World History Chapt. 2 and 3

    -Rise of Sumerian City-States

    -Life in Sumer

    -September 19-International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    -Who AM I? Identity Lesson

    - What Shapes Your Identity? Lesson

    - Performance Task- Mystery Brochure

    -Performance Based Assessment-Nonfiction Narrative

    -Girl Who Owned a City Final

    The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T.Nelson

    October

    *Mesopotamia

    *Egypt

    -Hammurabi’s Code DBQ

    -Mesopotamia Final Test (open notes)

    -Egypt Theban Mapping Project

    -How did the Nile Shape Egypt? DBQ

    -Performance Task

    - Informational Writing

    - Is it Just Unit

    -Poetry

    -Nonfiction

    -Short Stories

     

    The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

     

    November

    *Egypt

    *India

    *China/Silk Road DBQ

    -World History Book Chapt. 5

    (Nile River)

    ‐World History Book Chapt.5

    (Life in Ancient Egypt)

    ‐Egypt Social Structure

    ‐World History Book Chapt. 5

    Cultural Diffusion

    (The Pyramid Builders)

    ‐Egypt Horrible Histories

    ‐Chapter 5, Lesson 3 and 4

    Notes/vocab

    -Egypt Coroner’s Report

    -Egyptian Empire, The Rise of the government notes

    -Book of the Dead

    -Mummification

    -Egypt Final Test

    -Write an argument-PBA

    -CAMP Nov. 14-16

    -The Golden Goblet Test

    The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

     

     

    December

    *Greece

    -Greece map

    -The Early Greeks Notes

    -The Aegean Civilization Notes

    -Early Greek Period Notes

    -Sparta and Athens (compare/contrast)

    -Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    -Democracy Brainpop

    -The Age of Pericles

    -Mythology Stories (CD)

    -Horrible Histories (Groovy Greeks)

    -Peloponnesian War

     

     

    -Performance Task, Write an argument

    -Lion Movie (preview first)

    -PBA, Argument Speech

    -EL Unit 1 Mythology

    -The Hero’s Journey

    -Short Stories

    -Poetry

     

     

     

    Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

    January

    *Greece

    -Alexander the Great DBQ and Essay

    -Greece Final Test

    -Education on Sparta DBQ

    -Performance Task, Write an argument

    -EL Unit 1 Mythology

    -The Hero’s Journey Writing PBA

    Percy Jackson Movie

    -Short Stories

    -Mythic Heroes

    Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

    February

    *Rome

    - Rome Map and Video

    -Rome Brainpops (4 of them)

    -Greeks influence on Rome

    -Roman Culture Notes

    -Roman Republic Notes

    -Roman People

    -Roman Laws (12 Tables)

    -Rome Webquest (classzone.com)

    -Performance Task, write a fictional narrative

    -PBA, fictional narrative and performance.

    -What might happen if a fictional character were to come into the real world?

    The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff

     

     

    March

    *Rome

    -Julius Caesar Notes

    -Roman Technology

    -Roman Emperors

    -Orange World Hist. Book Chap 2, Lessons 1-4

    -Athens and Rome Citizenship DBQ

    -Rome Final Test

    -myPerspectives Unit 2 Animal Allies

    -Performance Task, write a fictional narrative

    -PBA, fictional narrative and performance.

    -What might happen if a fictional character were to come into the real world?

    The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff

     

    Young Robin Hood by myPerspectives Online

    April

    *Middle Ages

    -EL Module 2b Research Black Death

    -Parts of the castle

    -Knighthood

    -AZMerit Test Prep

    -Test taking Strategies

    -What is Adversity?

    -Overcoming Obstacles Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction, News

    -Finding the Survivor in You

    -Resilience and Success

    Young Robin Hood by myPerspectives Online

    May

    *Renaissance

     

    -Horrible Histories, Come Dine with Me

    -Middle Ages Book Video

    -Knighthood Stages

    - Webquest

    -Video-Da Vinci’s Engineering an Empire (and worksheet)

    -Monologues from Good Masters, Sweet Ladies

    -Stories from Shakespeare

    -Life and Times of William Shakespeare

    Good Masters, Sweet Ladies by Laura Amy Schlitz

     

    Stories from Shakespeare by Marchette Chute

     

    Note: Additional Resources: Common Lit, Scholastic Scope

    Additional Novels: Flush, Martian Chronicles, Freak the Mighty, and Anything but Typical