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Welcome to Mini-School!!. Texas History Mrs. Luann Hailey. My Class Objective. To create a learning environment where the students feel safe, comfortable, and cared about To make Texas History as interesting and fun as possible! To encourage students to think and analyze. Grading Policy.

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Welcome to mini school

Welcome to Mini-School!!

Texas History

Mrs. Luann Hailey


My class objective

My Class Objective

  • To create a learning environment where the students feel safe, comfortable, and cared about

  • To make Texas History as interesting and fun as possible!

  • To encourage students to think and analyze


Grading policy

Grading Policy

  • 35% = homework

  • 20% = daily and/or completion grades

    (formative assessments, write for understanding, Edmodo responses, etc)

  • 45% = tests

  • Will follow the 7th grade policies for late work, etc

    • 20 points off for one day late

    • Zeros are not fun and they kill a grade…require work to be done for lowest grade of 50


Texas history curriculum

Texas History Curriculum

  • Geography/Early Texans (currently doing this)

  • Government

  • European Contact and Influence

  • Revolutions

  • Republic of Texas

  • Statehood

  • Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Growth and Change (ranching, cattle, oil, World War I, Great Depression, World War II, etc

  • Modern Texas/Current Events will be interspersed throughout the year


What we will be doing in class

What We Will Be Doing in Class

  • Texas History textbook (some)

  • Digital Classroom

    • Used as another tool in learning

    • I Pad for every student

    • 7 Mac Book Air laptops

      Projects, research, etc…more info to come

      • Will be soon sending home a technology use agreement with details, etc…students will need your help setting up some accounts, etc

      • Concentrate on Edmodo, Quia, DropBox, and Evernote as well as GCISD approved apps


What we will be doing in class con t

What We Will Be Doing in Class, con’t

  • Skill of note-taking

    • Using Cornell Notes format

      • Format paper on my website

    • Power Points for visuals

      • Include text, pictures, videos, etc

      • Posted on my website

  • Skill of learning to write a good Thesis Statement

    • Supporting what you believe and why

  • Group work, collaboration, critical thinking, analysis, etc


Discoveries classes

Discoveries Classes

  • Critical thinking/analysis skills

    • Document , photo, political cartoon, etc analysis

    • Document Based Questions

    • Break down ideas and thoughts to create good thesis statements

    • Much higher level thinking skills/more creative work

  • Writing

  • Socratic Seminars


My website

My Website

  • List learning plan for week

    • Reading/homework assignments

      • Check if student is absent—know what missed and what need to do

    • Test dates

    • Other important info

  • Power Point lessons/homework posted

  • Good books to read about Texas History

  • Good websites for Texas History

  • Class expectations, etc

  • Check it frequently and encourage child to do so also


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