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This year in social studies, we will pick up the story of the United States from 5 th Grade. We will start our exploration with the American Revolution.

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1 This year in social studies, we will pick up the story of the United States from 5 th Grade. We will start our exploration with the American Revolution and end with the start of the Civil War. Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count 9 th Grade will pick up with the start of the Civil War and take you though World War II.

2 Each unit is built around Big Ideas called Enduring Understandings. These Big Ideas not only apply to the period of American history we are studying but to us today. Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count To help you unlock these ideas, each lesson focuses on Essential Questions and Learning Targets You will be assessed on how well and deeply you understand the Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Learning Targets.

3 Lesson 0 How to Make Your Year Count

4 W ARM U P Excerpt from “Dead Poets Society” What do you think Mr. Keating is trying to teach his new students in this lesson? Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count What did Mr. Keating tell his students?

5 L EARNING T ARGETS:  I can explain the concept of “carpe diem.” Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count Big Idea: Carpe Diem To make your year count is to __________ ___ ______. PIT FALL #1: __________________ Make the most out of every _______________________. PIT FALL #2: __________________ We miss out because we think there is _____ __ ______. American History I Making Your Year Count  I can state the two pitfalls we must avoid.

6 To make your year count is to _______ _____ _____! BIG IDEA: Carpe Diem SEIZE THE DAY But HOW do we “seize the day”? Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count Live life to the FULLEST Tap into your POTENTIAL MAKE the MOST of YOUR TIME by AVOIDING these common traps!

7 Make the most out of every _______________. PIT FALL #1: ______________ WE COAST OPPORTUNITY Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count To make your year count is to _______ _____ _____! BIG IDEA: Carpe Diem SEIZE THE DAY In other words, we just go through the motions. Don’t let your FEARS hold you back!

8 PIT FALL #2: ______________ WE WAIT We miss out because we think there is _________ ___ ______. PLENTY OF TIME Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count To make your year count is to _______ _____ _____! BIG IDEA: Carpe Diem SEIZE THE DAY Each school day = 6 hours and 50 minutes Or, 410 minutes a day And 181 days of school = 74,210 minutes Or, 1, hours Remember, life is NOT a spectator sport, get involved.

9 Action Step for September: Think about the what you want to accomplish during the month of September. Lesson 0: How To Make Your Year Count What is one GOAL you can set for yourself to help you make the most of this coming month? Is it measurable? Is it obtainable? Write your name and your goal on the index card.


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