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1 Welcome to World Civ! Please take a paper out of the bellwork box.

2 Policies & Procedures  Dear Student, (Not to get all sappy on you, but….)  I do believe in you.  You can do great things in life.  In this classroom:  You are listened to.  You are cared for.  You are important.  You will succeed.  I am here to help you do that.  love,  Mrs. Peyton

3 I’m big on RESPECT!  We will treat each other with RESPECT.  R—Recognize the inherent worth of everyone  E—Eliminate unkind words and phrases from your vocabulary.  S—Speak with people—not AT them or ABOUT them!  P—Practice empathy. Walk awhile in others’ shoes.  E—Earn respect from others through respect-worthy behavior.  C—Consider others feelings before speaking and acting.  T—Treat everyone with dignity and respect.

4  Respect others.  Respect the teacher.  Respect yourself.  Remember: Don’t Whine!  Use “please” and “thank you”

5 THINK before you speak!  True?  Helpful?  Inspiring?  Necessary?  Kind?  If NOT, then be silent!

6 Participation assessment (non-graded)  These pertain to daily classroom activities that are ungraded. Despite the ungraded nature, they are pertinent to your, and the class’s, overall performance. Participating in all activities provides students with the best opportunity to meet the learning targets.  Each day a student will receive one of the following “grades”  P: Participated  P+: Excellent participation  N: Did not participate or poor effort  Student is consistently disruptive or off task  Student is sleeping  Student is working on other material  Student is violating the classroom policy on electronic devices

7 OK, moving on…  WHAT IS….. “THINKING HISTORY?”  According to Saturday Night Live…. 

8 What sources do we trust?  Get in groups of 3 to do the “evaluating sources” activity.

9 What is History?  History is an account of the past. Accounts/narratives differ depending on one’s perspective. We rely on evidence to construct our accounts of the past. We must question the reliability of each piece of evidence. Any single piece of evidence is insufficient. We must consult multiple pieces of evidence in order to build a plausible account.

10 How to critically examine sources :  What claims does the author make?  What evidence does the author use to support those claims?  How is this document supposed to make me feel?  What words or phrases does the author use to convince me that he/she is right?  What information does the author leave out?

11 Examining Sources Text: What is visible/readable? What information is provided?

12 Context:  What was going on during the time period?  What background info do you have that helps explain what is found in the source?

13 Subtext: What is between the lines?  Author: Who created it and what do we know about them?  Audience: For whom was the author writing?  Reason: Why was the source produced when it was?

14  We will be “thinking history” this year. Critically examining sources to determine what happened.

15 What do you know about Columbus?  Brainstorm a list of 5 things you know about Christopher Columbus and the “discovery” of America.

16 Lies My Teacher Told Me  Read 1 of these 2 documents and list 5 new pieces of information. Or, if you already knew it all, 5 descriptions of the interaction between Natives and Europeans.

17 “Can you remember from last week?” bellwork quiz  What do the 3 terms we use in examining sources mean? Define them for me on a half sheet of paper:  1. Text:  2. Context:  3. Subtext:


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