Agenda: TAKS Week 2011

Quote of the Week:  “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” ~ General Colin Powell

Colin Powell (1937 – ) is a retired four-star general in the US Army and the 65th United States Secretary of State (and the first African American appointed to this position) serving under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005.

Learning Targets:
TAKS - Students will have a clear understanding of what to do to prepare for the Social Studies TAKS test.  It is on Friday.  
Review Sheet for TAKS
Targets for Chapter 23 - WWI
Harry's War Packet

Monday's Agenda:
1.  School House Rocks Video for warmup (help to review US History content for TAKS - check this link for all the videos and review information).
2.  Social Studies TAKS questions.  Mr. Duez will project the practice test that he handed out and students will attempt some of the problems.  The class will discuss the toughest questions and will work on strategies.
3.  We will watch the 10 minute Trench Warfare Simulation video - see it here on Youtube (but contact me to add you as an account who can see the video if  you are interested.  I have it marked private.)
Students will use Harry's War Packet during a Socratic Seminar in small groups. Guiding question: "What is the nature of trench warfare?" One person will be the moderator.  One person in the group will take notes of the questions that are asked and the discussion topics.  We will collect the notes and questions at the end.  15 min discussion.  5 minute debrief at the end.

Agenda for the rest of the week:
Students will meet only once (or twice) during the TAKS week schedule in World History.  Mr. Duez will show some of the very best video projects during this week and we'll also do the Ball Toss game.
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