• Welcome! Please refer to your student's social studies Google Classroom for our calendar, copies of assignments, and class notes.  You can access the Google Classroom through your child's Google account. Account and password information are available through powerschool.

    Class Codes: Pd 1/9 njqrr3k, Pd 3/4 iml5iew, Pd 6/7 pmuyhlc

    I am available via email (wpullen@hamilton.k12.nj.us) between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, June 5 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Extra help session at 12:30 (link will be posted in GC). Please email me if that time does not work for you.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, June 4 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons 6/7 - 10:00 AM, 1/9 extra help 12:30

    2. Review video and background information on Mansa Musa.

    3. Review persona profiles and complete/create a profile sheet (HW grade)

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, June 3 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons 1/9 - 10:00 AM, 3/4 - 11:40

    2. Review video and background information on Mansa Musa.

    3. Review persona profiles and complete/create a profile sheet (HW grade)

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, June 2 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson 6/7 - 10:00 AM, extra help 1/9 - 12:40

    2. Introduction to Mansa Musa: Read the posted articles and watch the videos.  Complete the background questions (HW grade). This is part 1 of a 4 part lesson and needed for the final summary assignment.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, June 1 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons: 1/9- 10:00 AM, 3/4 - 11:40 AM

    2. Read the articles introducing Mansa Musa, and complete the background questions (HW grade)

    3. View the videos on Mansa Musa

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, May 29 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Extra help session 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM. Link will be posted in Google Classroom. 

    2. Please email me to set up individual sessions if above time does not work.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, May 28 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons: 6/7 - 10:00 AM, 1/9- 12:30 PM

    2. View the powerpoint on Middle East religions and complete the guided notes.

    3. Current event assignment is due June 1.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, May 27 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons: 1/9 10:00 AM, 3/4 11:40 AM

    2. Period 3/4 - View introductory powerpoint on Middle East Region and complete guided notes.

    3. Current Event assignment due for 1/9 June 1, 3/4 June 2.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, May 26 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Welcome back! I missed you all!

    2. Live lessons: 6/7 - 10:00 AM, 1/9 - 12:30 PM (this is a lesson, not extra help!)

    3. Review new current event assignment and intro powerpoint/guided notes for the Middle East Region.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, May 21 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson for 6/7- 10:00 AM, extra help for 1/9 - 12:30 PM. Will post link in Google Classroom 5 minutes prior to start.

    2. Period 6/7 - complete the apartheid reflection assignment posted in Goggle Classroom. Quiz grade.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, May 20 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons 1/9- 10:00 AM, 3/4 - 11:40 AM. Link posted on GC 5 minutes prior to lesson.

    2. Write a one paragraph (8 sentence) reflection on what would have been the toughest law for you to live under during apartheid. See Google Classroom for instructions.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, May 19 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Period 6/7 - Live lesson 10:00 AM. Link will be posted in GC 5 minutes before class.

    2. Watch the Hip Hughes video on Apartheid.

    3. Read the short biography on Nelson Mandela and answer the questions.  HW assignment.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, May 18 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    NO LIVE LESSONS TODAY!

    1. Please view the video posted in GC

    2. Please read the short Mandela biography, and answer questions attached to that article.

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, May 15 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Today is dedicated to extra help and small group instrruction.  I will be closing up my classroom on Friday, but will have an open link for extra help from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM. If you need help and that time does not work, please email me and I will work something out individually with the student.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, May 14 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Period 6/7 - Live lesson 10:00 AM, link will be posted in GC 5 minutes prior to class.

    1. Read the NEWSELA article "The History of Afrikaners" and answer the questions posted in GC. 

    2. Watch the introductory video about apartheid.

    Perios 1/9 - Live "office hours" 12:30 - 1:10. Link will be posted in GC 5 minutes before start.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, May13 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons for periods 1/9 10:00 AM, 3/4 11:40 - links posted in GC 5 minutes prior to class.

    2. Read the article "The History of Afrikaners" in NEWSELA and complete the questions in GC. They will count as a HW assignment.

    3. View the introductory video on apartheid.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, May 12 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Period 6/7 - Live lesson 10:00, link posted in GC 5 minutes prior to class start.

    Read textbook chapter 13, lesson 2, and complete guided notes.

    Period 1/9 - Live lesson 12:30 - this is to ask questions, get extra help.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, May 11 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Live lessons today for periods 1/9 10:00 AM, and 3/4 11:40 AM.  Link to lesson will be posted in GC 5 minutes before class.

    1. Read chapter 13 lesson, History of South Africa, from the textbook

    2. Complete guided notes in GC.  This will count as a HW assignment.

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, May 8 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    Today is set aside for extra help and catching up.  I will be online at the following times in Google Meet:

    11:00 - 11:45 AM period 1/9

    12:00 - 12:45 Noon period 3/4

    1:00 - 1:45 PM period 6/7

    I will post Google Meet link in GC 5 minutes prior to meeting. If your time does not work for you please email me to arrange an alternate time.  We will be starting a new unit on Monday! Have a nice weekend.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, May 7 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons for periods 6/7 and 1/9.  This lesson is to review and answer questions about the the current folktale assignment. Links will be posted in Google Classroom 5 minutes prior to lesson. Please follow the schedule issued by the district on Friday.  

    2. Completed graphic organizer is due today.  All materials for project can be found in Google Classroom links for Tuesday, May 5.  First two slides shouls be completed by today, but do not need to be submitted.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, May 6 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lessons for periods 1/9 and 3/4.  This lesson is to review and answer questions about the their current folktale assignment. Links will be posted in Google Classroom 5 minutes prior to lesson. Please follow the schedule issued by the district on Friday.  

    2. Completed graphic organizer is due today.  All materials for project can be found in Google Classroom links for Monday, May 4.  First two slides shouls be completed by today, but do not need to be submitted.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, May 5 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please view the new schedule that was announced on Friday (copy below)

    2. Original folktale - complete graphic organizer and 2 slides by our next live lesson (Thursday for period 6/7).

    Please see the new schedule below: Links to Google Meet will be posted in Google Classroom 5 minutes prior to the class starting time.
    Monday/Wednesday
    Period 1 - 10:00
    Period 3 - 11:40
    Tuesday/Thursday
    Period 6 - 10:00
    Period 9 - 12:30

    We will have a live lesson during this time. If you cannot attend the scheduled live lesson, please review the video of the live lesson that will be posted after the class. You need to either attend the live lesson, or view the video. The lesson and assignment tasks will be explained during that class.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, May 4 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please view the new schedule that was announced on Friday (copy below)

    2. Original folktale - complete graphic organizer and 2 slides by our next live lesson.

    Please see the new schedule below: Links to Google Meet will be posted in Google Classroom 5 minutes prior to the class starting time.
    Monday/Wednesday
    Period 1 - 10:00
    Period 3 - 11:40
    Tuesday/Thursday
    Period 6 - 10:00
    Period 9 - 12:30

    We will have a live lesson during this time. If you cannot attend the scheduled live lesson, please review the video of the live lesson that will be posted after the class. You need to either attend the live lesson, or view the video. The lesson and assignment tasks will be explained during that class.

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, May1 (Posted in Google Classroom).

    1. No live lesson today.  Today is a "catch up day." I will be online after 12:00 noon to answer questions/help with old assignments.  I will post a link in Google Classroom.

    2. Please check Google Classroom after 3:00 PM for our schedules for next week - they are changing!

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, April 30 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson at 12:00 noon - Link will be posted in Google Classroom 10 minutes prior to class

    2. Review the examples of West African folktales

    3. Using the graphic organizer, take an example and analyze the parts of the folktale.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, April 29 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live Lesson at 12:00 noon- Link will be posted in Google Classroom 10 minutes prior.

    2. Finish reading the article :The Oral Traditions of Africa" (pages 3-4)

    3. Finish questions 11-15 and submit - this will be checked for correctness and is worth a quiz grade.

     

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, April 28 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live Lesson 12:00 Noon- Link will be posted in Google Classroom 10 minutes prior to lesson.

    2. Read the article "The Oral Traditions of Africa" to the bottom of page 2 only.

    3. Answer questions 1-10 only.

    This is a two day graded assignment.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, April 27 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live Lesson at 12:00 Noon - Link will be posted in Google Classroom 10 minutes prior to start time.

    2. Please read the Monday Message.

    3. West African Culture Powerpoint.

    4. Powerpoint guided notes - HW due 4/27 10:00 AM.

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, April 24 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson at 12:00 Noon - Link will be posted in Google Classroom at 11:50 AM.

    2. Using your notes from this week, answer the two questions posted in Google Classroom.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, April 23 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live Lesson at 12:00 noon. I post the link in Google Classroom at 11:50 AM.

    2. Using your notes from this week, complete the compare/contrast chart.

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, April 22 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson at 12:00 Noon! I post link in Google Classroom 10 minutes prior.  We will be reviewing everything posted below.

    2. NEWSELA article Africa Geography

    3. Complete the questions posted in Google Classroom about the article.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, April 21 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live Lesson at 12:00 Noon!

    2. Part 2 of the 4 Geographic Regions of Africa - Sahel and Desert

    3. Complete your guided notes and submit.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, April 20 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Live lesson to go over today's topic/guided notes at 12:00 noon - link will be posted in Google Classroom 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class.

    2. Powerpoint - The 4 Geographic Regions of Africa (Rainforest and Savanna only)

    3. Complete guided notes - submit or screenshot and email me.  This task is worth 20 points.  Each day this week you will get a task worth 20 points.  At the end of the week I will add up your points and that will count as a quiz grade!

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, April 17 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Complete the open novel quiz in Google Classroom - this can only be submitted one time.

    2. Complete the novel questions assigned yesterday in Google Classroom.

    3. Check Google Classroom on Monday for new class meeting times.

    4. Have a great weekend!

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, April 16 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Using your novel and novel packet - answer the assigned questions from your packet. Be sure to use complete sentences and examples to support your answers. This assignment will be used to substitute turning in your packet, and will be worth a summary grade.

    2. Journal entry

    3. Novel quiz tomorrow!

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, April 15 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Google Meetings today for all classes - see schedule in Google Classroom.

    2. View the videos posted in Google Classroom (we will be watching and discussing them together during our Google Meet)

    3. Complete the questions for the videos. This will be counted as a homework assignment.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, April 14 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please read chapters 16, 17, and 18 in the novel..

    2. Complete the novel guide questions for chapters 16 and 17 - you do not need to complete chapter 18.

    3. Please look in Google Classroom for specific journal prompt today, and Google Meet times for tomorrow.

    Remote Learning Plans for Monday, April 13 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please read the Monday Message

    2. Read chapters 13, 14, and 15 in A Long Walk to Water

    3. Complete the novel guide activities for chapters 13, and 14.  There are no activities for chapter 15.

    4. Journal entry.

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, April3 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please read comments in Google Classroom about 3rd marking period grading.

    2. Read chapters 12 and 13 in A Long Walk to Water

    3. Complete the novel guide activitites for chapters 12 and 13

    4. Journal entry

    5. Crockett video 

    6. Have a great break - email me if you need me!

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, April 2 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please read chapters 10 and 11 in A Long Walk to Water.

    2. Complete the novel guide activities for those chapters.

    3. Journal entry

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, April 1, (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Google meetings with all classes, see times in Gloogle Classroom.

    2. View the video on refugee camps.

    3. Complete the activity sheet for the video.

    4. Journal Entry.

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, March 31 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Read chapters 8 and 9 in your novel A Long Walk to Water

    2. Complete the novel guide activities in your packet for those two chapters.  They will be collected when we return.

    3. Journal entry.

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, March 30 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Please read the Monday Message

    2. Reading a historical map/activity questions - due by end of the day

    3. Journal entry

    4. Reminder that our Google Meetings for my classes are scheduled for Wednesday!

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, March 27 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Chapter 10, ALWTW assessments assigned yesterday are due by the end of the day.

    2. Read chapters 6-7 in ALWTW and complete the novel guide activitites for those chapters.

    3. Have a great weekend!

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, March 26 (Posted in Goggle Classroom)

    1. Using your textbook, textbook notes, and novel, answer the assessment questions using complete sentences.  All students should have completed chapter 10, and read up to  page 32 in the novel (chapter 5). This assignment is due by the end of the day tomorrow and is worth a quiz grade.

    2. Continue your journal entries - 4 a week, 1/2-3/4 of a page in legnth. You pick the days you want to write.  

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, March 25 (Posted in Google Classroom)

    1. Google Hangout Sessions - see Google Classroom post for schedule.

    2. ALWTW vocabulary quiz - due at end of the day.

    3. Read ALWTW chapter 5 and answer novel guide questions for that chapter.

    4. Self Check answers to chapter 10 lesson 3 questions (under a Tuesday post in Google Classroom).

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, March 24 (Available in Google Classroom)

    1. Read chapter 10 lesson 3 and complete guided notes.

    2. Complete vocabulary review - remember quiz tomorrow!

    3. Journal entry - need 4 per week

    4. Google Hangout session tomorrow for all classes (see schedule in Monday's Google Classroom notes)

    Remote Learning Plan for Monday, March 23 (Available in Google Classroom by 8:30 AM)

    1. Please read the Monday Message

    2. Quizziz vocabulary game review ALWTW.  Remember, your quiz is Wednesday on those words!

    3. Read A Long Walk to Water chapters 3-4, and complete the novel guide questions (in your packet) for those chapters.

    4. Journal entry

    Remote Learning Plan for Friday, March 20

    1. View introductory videos for the novel A Long Walk To Water

    2. Read chapters 1-2 in A Long Walk to Water. Complete the novel guide questions up to and including chapter 2.

    3. Google Hangout sessions - see Google Classroom for schedule.

    Remote Learning Plan for Thursday, March 19 (Will be posted in Goggle Classroom by 8:30 AM)

    1. Answers to ALWTW definitions and Chapter 10 lesson 1 questions

    2. Chapter 10 Lesson 2 guided notes

    3. ALWTW vocabulary crossword puzzle - in your packets

    4. Info about upcoming Google Hangout Sessions!

    Remote Learning Plan for Wednesday, March 18 (Will be posted to Goggle Classroom by 8:30 AM)

    1. View the video "Water Crisis in Ethiopia"

    2. Finish defining the vocabulary for A Long Walk to Water

    3. Read the article "The Lost Boys of Sudan," and answer the questions in Google Classroom.

    4. Journal Entry

    5. Check in form

     

     

     

    Remote Learning Plan for Tuesday, March 17 (Will be posted to Google Classroom by 8:30 AM)

    1. Textbook Chapter 10, lesson 1 read and complete guided notes

    2. View video on Sudanese civil war

    3. Define vocabulary for our next novel

    4. Journal Entry

    5. Check-in form 

    Remote Learning: Monday March 16

    Students will be completing the following tasks which can be found in our Google Classroom

    Africa Geograpgy Video 

    Textbook Chapter 10, Lesson 1 Moved to Tuesday!

    Article "Kids at War" and questions

    Journal entry #1

    I can be reached through my email between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM

    wpullen@hamilton.k12.nj.us