Mr. Wannamaker's Class Updates

Class Updates

  • The Eight Traits of Culture
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week learning about the Eight Traits of Culture. We'll create Mnemonics to help us remember the Traits, and then we'll start learning specifics about the different Traits. We'll start with the Traits of Language, Daily Life, and Social Groups. 

    Students have (or will) receive their quiz grades back from last week's assessment. Students concerned about their grades can see Mr. Wannamaker this week to review their quiz and to prepare for a re-take. 

    On Wednesday, students will spend class participating in the Guidance Department's PowerSources Lesson. 

    And lastly, STOKES Night is this Thursday! Stop by at 7PM to reconnect with your groups, your high school counselors, and watch the STOKES Movie. Donuts and Cider will be provided. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 2:34 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Geography and Neolithic Wrap Up
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    Hi, 

    This week, students will learn about the fifth Theme of Geography, Region. To do so, we'll look at a bunch of different maps to identify what Region is, and how geographers use it. 

    We'll then start preparing for our assessment on the Five Themes of Geography and the New Stone Age. We'll go over the stuff we need to know on Tuesday and make our study tools. 

    There are two parts to the assessment. Students can take one part on Wednesday and one part on Thursday. Or students can take both parts on Thursday. By the end of class on Thursday, students should be done with the quiz. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 2:32 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Human-Environment Interaction and the New Stone Age
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend this week reviewing their physical features and then learning about Human-Environment Interaction, which is the fourth Theme of Geography. 

    We'll also learn about the New Stone Age, the major discoveries during this time, and we'll identify ways that life changed between the Old Stone Age and the New Stone Age. 

    We'll most likely quiz on this info next Tuesday, October 16. We'll prepare for this quiz this week and on Monday. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 2:07 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Things to Do on Tuesday, October 2

    Hello, 

    As Mr. Wannamaker continues to fulfill his civic responsibility by participating in Jury Duty, you complete any of the work from last Thursday that you haven't finished:

    1) Click this link: Before We Ruled the Earth to watch a video about the Old Stone Age. Remember to wear your headphones or earbuds while watching it. While watching it, you should answer the questions on the handout entitled "Before We Ruled the Earth." It's on the Red Bookshelf. 

    2) Complete the Historical Atlas Activity "Agriculture and Early Settlements." The worksheet is on the Red Bookshelf, and so is the Atlas to help you. 

    3) Complete the Historical Atlas Activity "Reviewing Basic Map Skills." The worksheet is on the Red Bookshelf, and so is the Atlas to help you. 

    4) Go to Newsela, log in to your account, and go to your binder. The following articles are in your Binder. For the remainder of the period, read these articles. For each of the articles that you read, you should complete the quiz and writing prompt (you can find the quiz and writing prompt by clicking on the Activities button at the top of the article.).
    • Prehistoric Times: Food, Clothing, and Shelter
    • Prehistoric Times: A Stone Age Family
    • Prehistoric Times: Using Fire and Tools in the Stone Age
    • Ancient dental plaque reveals what Neanderthals really ate for dinner
    • Study says people arrived in America 100,000 years earlier than thought
    • Study shows that Neanderthals were quite sophisticated
    • Neanderthals didn't live like slobs, study says
    • Forgotten cave in France was hiding Stone Age art


    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 3:11 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Place, Human-Environment Interaction, and the New Stone Age
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    Hello, 

    Students will spend this week learning about two additional Themes of Geography: Place and Human-Environment Interaction. To do so, we'll learn about Physical Features, and we'll complete our Create-A-Continent project. We'll then see examples of how we interact with our environment. 

    We'll also learn about the New Stone Age, and how it differs from the Old Stone Age. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 3:03 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Things to Do On Thursday, September 27

    Hello, 

    As Mr. Wannamaker fulfills his civic responsibility by participating in Jury Duty, you should do the following things:

    1) If you haven't filled out your Planning For Our Quiz sheet yet, you should. Extra copies are on the red bookshelf in class. Remember, you need to pick THREE Study Strategies from the Study Skills Page on our website. 

    2) Remember that one of those strategies has to be provable. You need to bring it in tomorrow to be able to take the quiz. If you haven't finished your Study Tool for the quiz tomorrow, you can do that now. 

    3) If you'd like to study for a bit using your Study Tool or your other strategies, you may. 

    If you're done with all of that, you can do one or two of the following: 

    4) Click this link: Before We Ruled the Earth to watch a video about the Old Stone Age. Remember to wear your headphones or earbuds while watching it. While watching it, you should answer the questions on the handout entitled "Before We Ruled the Earth." It's on the Red Bookshelf. 

    5) Complete the Historical Atlas Activity "Agriculture and Early Settlements." The worksheet is on the Red Bookshelf, and so is the Atlas to help you. 


    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 3:04 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Starting the Year Off Right
    Hi, 

    Students will be spending the week review Geography concepts like location and movement. We'll then prepare for our first quiz on these topics. We'll plan and create study tools to help us make sure we know all of the topics we need to. 

    We'll then start learning Place and Human-Environment Interaction, which are two more Themes of Geography. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:18 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Wrapping Up Another Year
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    Hi, 

    Students will spend the week participating in the Day of Wonder (Monday), Genius Day (Tuesday), Our 6th Grade Spring Awards Ceremony & Yearbook Distribution (Wednesday), and our Social Studies Year-End Extravaganza (Thursday). 

    And so concludes another year. Many of the Team 6A students proved this year to be responsible and kind, and truly embodied the idea of taking care of themselves, taking care of others, and taking care of this place. Those students will be missed. 

    Have a great summer, and see you next year!
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:48 AM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Greek History, Athens, and Sparta
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    Hi!

    Students will be taking their quiz on Ancient Greek History this week. Students should bring their paper-based study tool (since their ChromeBooks will be collected on Tuesday) and pen to class for the quiz. 

    We'll then briefly look at Athens and Sparta, and how these two city-states were similar and different. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Jun 11, 2018, 1:29 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Ancient Greek Geography Quiz and History
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    Hi, 

    On Tuesday, students will be taking their quiz related to Ancient Greek Geography. Students must bring a pen and study tool to class. 

    When that's finished, we'll start looking at the history of Ancient Greece, with a focus on the origins of the Ancient Greeks, the development of the governments of Ancient Greece, and the Persian War. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 2:01 PM by Warren Wannamaker
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