Mr. Wannamaker's Class Updates

Class Updates

  • Wrapping Up Economy, Going to the Library
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    Hi, 

    King Assurbanipal (pictured above) had his ancient library in Nineveh. LCJSMS has it's Library Learning Commons, located on the first floor. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will visit the library to learn about research and citations. We'll then put this new knowledge to good use by researching a present-day country in the Fertile Crescent and surrounding areas. We'll then compare what life was like then and now in that area. 

    We'll also wrap up our activities on Economy, and how they relate to the ancient Fertile Crescent. This will be in preparation for a quiz next week, on Economy, Government, and the Fertile Crescent. We'll discuss this quiz more at the end of this week, and we'll also start preparing study tools for the quiz. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:27 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Government and Economy
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    Students will spend the week looking at the final two Traits of Culture: Government and Economy. We'll define these Traits, we'll identify concepts and terms related to them, and we'll describe how these Traits relate to the Fertile Crescent, with a particular focus on the Babylonians (and their leader Hammurabi, pictured above) and the Phoenicians. 

    Students will also take a quiz this week on Art, Religion, and History. Students may take the quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday. Whichever day they take the quiz, they should bring a study tool and a pen to class. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:34 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Art, Religion, and History
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    Students will spend the week working on activities related to Art, Religion, and History, which are three more of the Traits of Culture. We'll also see how these Traits relate to the Fertile Crescent. 

    Once we wrap up these activities, students will start preparing for a quiz on these Traits. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 1:48 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Culture Quiz and New Traits
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    In this abbreviated week, students will do several things. 

    First, students will prepare for our quiz. This quiz will focus on Social Groups, Daily Life, and Language, and how these traits relate to the Fertile Crescent. Students may take the quiz on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or may wait until Monday the 27th. All students must complete the quiz by then. Students should bring their study tool, Preparing For Our Quiz sheet, and pen to class on the day they wish to take the quiz. 

    When not prepping for the quiz, students will start our new activity list. This will begin with learning about Art, and how Art relates to the Fertile Crescent. 

    If there's any time remaining in the week, we'll then start talking about Religion, and how it relates to Mesopotamia and Egypt. 

    Have a great week, and a safe, enjoyable, and tasty Thanksgiving!
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 2:56 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Social Groups, Daily Life, and Language
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    Students will spend the week doing a few things. First, we'll review several of the activities that we did last week during our brief Civil Rights mini-unit. We'll also learn a bit more about Jim Crow Laws and public opinion on the Civil Rights movement (this will help students for their upcoming narrative assignment in Language Arts). 

    We'll also briefly review the Trait of Culture of Social Groups, and the social groups of Ancient Egypt and Sumer. We'll then talk about Daily Life and Language, which are two more Traits of Culture. We'll then see what Daily Life and Language were like in the Ancient Fertile Crescent. 

    This will then lead us into our next quiz, which will focus on Social Groups, Daily Life, and Language. This quiz will most likely happen at the beginning of next week (Tuesday, most likely). At the end of this week and at the beginning of next week we'll spend some time in class preparing for the quiz and creating study tools. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:13 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Civil Rights Mini Unit Website
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:34 AM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Untitled Post
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    Students will spend the week learning about the Eight Traits of Culture and the Cultures of the Fertile Crescent. 

    On Monday, students will identify the different cultures of the Fertile Crescent by completing a timeline that identifies these cultures and when they were prominent in the Fertile Crescent. 

    On Tuesday, students will complete a brief quiz where they will identify the Eight Traits of Culture. They will also complete a brief activity in the library which reviews the Five Themes of Geography. 

    For the remainder of the week, students will learn about three of the Traits of Culture (Social Groups, Daily Life, and Language), and how these Traits apply to the Fertile Crescent. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 2:06 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Culture and the Fertile Crescent
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    Students will spend the week beginning our new unit on the Eight Traits of Culture and the Fertile Crescent. 

    On Monday, students completed a Preassessment concerning the Eight Traits of Culture. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, students will work to preview the basic facts of the civilizations of the Fertile Crescent. We'll also complete activities that focus on the geography of the Fertile Crescent, timelines, and we'll identify the different cultures that had an impact on the Fertile Crescent. We'll also create a Mnemonic to help us remember the Eight Traits. On Friday, students will have a brief quiz to ensure that they know their Mnemonic, and that they can name the Eight Traits of Culture. We'll talk more about this in class over the coming days. 

    On Thursday, we will welcome the Guidance Department to our class, where they will be presenting the Power Sources lesson as part of Red Ribbon Week. 

    Speaking of Thursday, it's also STOKES Night. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their counselors again, chant their chants, sing their songs, and watch the debut of the STOKES 2018 Video. STOKES Night begins at 7PM in the LCJSMS Cafeteria. 

    Have a great week!

    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 2:05 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Wrapping up Geography and Prehistory
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    Students spent Monday learning about Region, which is the fifth Theme of Geography. We'll briefly wrap up talking about that on Tuesday. 

    We'll also spend time on Tuesday reviewing the Five Themes of Geography, and we'll then began preparing for our quiz on Geography and Prehistory, which will be held on Thursday. Wednesday will be spent working on our Study Tools. 

    Students who would like some extra review or help can stop by on Wednesday morning or afternoon, or on Thursday morning, in Mr. Wannamaker's class. 

    Once we're done with Geography and Prehistory, we'll move into our next unit, which focuses on the Traits of Culture and the Fertile Crescent. 

    Have a great week!

    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 2:32 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • New Stone Age, Human-Environment Interaction, and Region
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    Students will do a few things this week in Social Studies. We'll wrap up our Create-A-Continent Activity by completing a writing activity that will teach us about the fourth Theme of Geography: Human-Environment Interaction. We'll then learn about how early humans interacted with their environments, thus moving into the New Stone Age. That will then lead us to learning about how life changed in this new Neolithic Age. 

    At the end of the week, we'll talk about Region, which is the fifth Theme of Geography. 

    This then means we'll most likely be having a quiz on this material towards the beginning of next week. We'll plan more for this quiz later this week. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:37 PM by Warren Wannamaker
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