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Mr. Perry is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Attended basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Initial Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.  Mr. Perryʻs primary occupation was 51B carpentry and masonry specialist where he performed general and heavy carpentry and masonry duties in the fabrication, erection, maintenance, and repair of wooden and masonry structures. Mr. Perry served honorably in the D439th Infantry Battalion, 601st Ordnance Battalion and the 411th Combat Heavy Engineer Battalion. While in the service, Mr. Perry attended college on the G.I. Montgomery Bill receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii. Work experiences include working for the Boys & Girls Club, the state legislature, Kamehameha Schools Boarding Department, Explorations Program, Kulia I Ka Pono Program and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. These programs provided enriching experiences that helped shape his teaching and learning. Married to Carol and they have a daughter, Cheyenne and son ʻEkolu. 
 

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This Week: January 14, 2019

Welcome Back and Happy 2019. You all start with a clean slate. Last week you reflected on your strengths and growth areas. Good luck this quarter, work hard, ask questions and seek help when needed. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." Sig Ziglar

This weekʻs topic: Citizenship and Participation

Standard: SS.8.5.1 

Explain the responsibilities of citizens in a representative democracy

You will be able to: Describe why we need to fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship (e.g., obey the law, pay taxes, don't infringe on the rights of others). 

Page 292 - 297 Text Book

Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship
Focus Questions
How can a person become a U.S. citizen?
What are some of the most important responsibilities of citizenship?
Why is it important for citizens to be involved with their community & government?

Vocabulary - Key Terms
Naturalization
Deport
Draft
Political action committee

Writing Activity - Create a Haiku Poem related to the topic( Citizenship & Participation) A Haiku consists of 3 lines. 5 - 7 - 5. ( 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second and 5 in the last line)

Freewrite - Patrick Henry argued that the United States should be open for all people who wanted to become citizens. “ Let….Liberty stretch forth her fair hand toward the people of the old world,” he said ʻ - tell them to come, and bid them welcome.” Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border? Due Date: ___________.

Current Events - Newsela - Writing Activity & Quiz Periods 1,4,5 & 6) Due Thursday 1/17 at the end of the period. Period 2 Due 1/18 at the end of the period.

Wednesday 11/7/18

Today's Periods B 6 1 2
 
- Extended time
- Test (Virginia/ New Jersey Plan/ Great Compromise)
- Read Pages 240 - 249  from Text Book

Monday 11/05/2018

Happy Monday
- CNN10 
- Election Day Tomorrow (No School)
- Test (Virginia/ New Jersey Plan/ Great Compromise)

Thursday 11/1/18

Thursday 11/1/18

Period 4 &  5 Last Day to finish your study guide. Test on Monday 11/5/18

Cornell  Note due on Monday 11/5/18

 - CNN 10/login Newsela

- Create a foldable/Study Guide 
    • Create a foldable to explain each of the following plans:
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Great Compromise
  • Three-Fifths Compromise (illustrate the Three-Fifths Compromise)
  • - FREEWRITE - Write an announcement informing a state about the Great Compromise

Wednesday 10/31/18 Happy Halloween

Wednesday 10/31/18

Period 1 & 2 Last Day to finish your study guide. Test on Monday 11/5/18

Periods 6 1 2

 - CNN 10

- Thought Questions

  • What is the difference between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan concerning the legislature?
  • On what key issues did delegates have to compromise in order to create a Constitution that most states would accept?
  • What is a Bill of Rights?
  • - This week: Create a foldable
    • Create a foldable to explain each of the following plans:
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Great Compromise
  • Three-Fifths Compromise (illustrate the Three-Fifths Compromise)
  • - FREEWRITE - Write an announcement informing a state about the Great Compromise

Tuesday 10/30/18 Periods 4 & 5

 
- CNN 10
- Thought Questions
  • What is the difference between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan concerning the legislature?
  • On what key issues did delegates have to compromise in order to create a Constitution that most states would accept?
  • What is a Bill of Rights?
- This week: Create a foldable
  • Create a foldable to explain each of the following plans:

Virginia Plan

New Jersey Plan

Great Compromise

Three-Fifths Compromise (illustrate the Three-Fifths Compromise)

- FREEWRITE - Write an announcement informing a state about the Great Compromise

Monday 10/29/18

 
- CNN 10
- Thought Questions
  • What is the difference between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan concerning the legislature?
  • On what key issues did delegates have to compromise in order to create a Constitution that most states would accept?
  • What is a Bill of Rights?
- This week: Create a foldable
  • Create a foldable to explain each of the following plans:

Virginia Plan

New Jersey Plan

Great Compromise

Three-Fifths Compromise (illustrate the Three-Fifths Compromise)

- FREEWRITE - Write an announcement informing a state about the Great Compromise

Friday 10-26-18

Today's Agenda
 
- Compare/Contrast Virginia/NJ Plan
- Complete Venn Diagram
- Update Notes
- Next week is SLPC week (long classes)
 

Wednesday 10-24-18

Periods 5

Agenda

- CNN10
- Brainpop
- Virginia Plan 
 
 
Period 6 1 2
-CNN10 Write Up
- New Jersey Plan
- Sortify/Brainpop
 
 

Tuesday 10-23-18

Period 6
 
Agenda
- CNN10
- Understanding how to use Cornell Notes.
- Grading
- Seating Proposal
-Virginia Plan vs New Jersey Plan/Draw a Double Bubble Map

 

Periods 1-4

Agenda
- CNN10
- Brainpop
- Virginia Plan 
- New Jersey Plan

 

Monday 10/22/18

Agenda
- CNN10
- Understanding how to use Cornell Notes.
- Grading
- Seating Proposal
-Virginia Plan vs New Jersey Plan/Draw a Double Bubble Map

Friday, 10-19-18

Today's Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
Short Period - 
 
Agenda-
-CNN10
-Continue with seating proposals
-Select two plans that would work
-Amend/refine proposals.
 

Reflection Questions:

1.  How were you assigned to a group?

2. How many members were in your group?

3. What was your task and were you able to accomplish the task?

4. In your initial proposal were you able to communicate with members outside your group?

5. Would it have been easier if you were able to communicate with other members? Explain.

GUIDING QUESTION

Why was representation a key issue deliberated by the Framers at the Constitutional Convention of 1787?

Why did the Framers hold the deliberations in secret?

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Explain how the secrecy rule at the Constitutional Convention intentionally allowed for deliberation to occur, a premise of representative democracy.
  2. Analyze Madison’s Notes on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and defend why some Framers would support one plan (the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, and the Hamilton Plan) over the other plans. (Note: Analysis should explain why the Virginia Plan was introduced and then amended and explain why the New Jersey Plan was introduced and then rejected.)
 

Thursday 10/18, 2018

Periods 2. 3. 4. 5. 6
 
Agenda
 
Review Class syllabus.
Assignments, Expectations, Tutoring
Cornell Notes
 
 
1. Providence is the capital of this state?
2. The Orioles play baseball at Camden Yards in this state?
3. In this state's bluegrass region you will find some of the worlds finest horse farms.
4. This state is located just west of Ohio and just east of Illinois.
If you want to see giant sequoia and redwood trees, you should visit this state.