Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday October 29, 2010

Have a safe Halloween!

In class:

*Students took part in Kid's Vote today in the library
*In groups, students started working on their Overthrow Tree Map (Knowing the roles of 6 people: Kalakaua, Lili'uokalani, Robert Wilcox, Sanford Dole, Lorrin Thurston and Minister Stevens)
*Mr. Oyama went over part 2 of the local problems research. See link: Advanced Product or Law and Advanced Research Letter


1. Part 2 of Problems research due Monday
2. Camp forms due Monday
Note: Students can find readings in blog for the HSI: Overthrow on the blog if they want to get a jump start

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday October 28, 2010

In Class:

*Continued watching the Queen's Story DVD (Students added on information to their flow maps)
Click here for transcripts of video (Queen's Story)
*Please see menu to the right for all readings for the HSI-Overthrow.


1. Complete flowmaps
2. Bring in home address tomorrow for Kid's Voting

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Octobe 27, 2010

In Class:

1. Watched video about Queen Lili'uokalani
2. Checked flow maps


1. Revised flowmaps (add on details to flowmap)
Note: Transcript of Lili'uokalani will be linked tonight. Sorry. (Mr. Wong)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010 Tuesday

In class today:
1. Students had opportunity to retake the first 2 quizzes (see 10/25 post).
2. Read about 1890 Mckinley Tariff.
3. Passed out overthrow reading
HW: Students are to create flow map of events that led up to overthrow. These are the
main events that we have been discussing in class (what the quizzes were over).

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 2010 Monday

Today in class:
1. Passed back first 2 quizzes - Constitution Quiz and Reciprocity Quiz, as well as the 2 thinking maps that students completed and corrected. Reviewed all documents relating to these quizzes (see last week's posts for readings).

Many students did not show proficiency in their knowledge of the constitutions of Hawaii and/or the Reciprocity Treaty. Both of these topics are essential to understand the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. As a result, we will be giving them a retake of both quizzes tomorrow.
2. Collected problem/issues circle map.

Introduced expectations.

Study for retake quizzes!

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010 Friday...

Aloha Friday.....

In class today:
1. Quiz on the Reciprocity Treaty - why, what, and it's effects.
2. Further discussion and note taking of treaty.
3. Began initial research for problem/issues in our community.

Homework for the weekend:
1. Complete Circle Thinking Map - students must do some research and write down evidence of the problem or issue that they are interested in - see circle thinking map.

Final Reminder: Camp Erdman final payment due Monday, October 25th......

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday October 21, 2010

Important Reminders:

1. Track selection forms due tomorrow.  
2. Camp payment balances due next Monday

In Class:

1. Constitution Quiz
2. Collected Double-Bubble Maps
3. Read about the Reciprocity Treaty
4. Explained homework for tonight


1. Complete Thinking Map about Reciprocity Treaty (Middle Panel should have bubble map about the Reciprocity Treaty, Left Panel should be causes and right panel should have effects of the Reciprocity Treaty)
2. Review math problems from Terms 1 & 2 (Wong only)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 Wednesday

In Class today:

1. Reviewed Constitutions of 1840, 1852, 1864.

2. Passed out reading: Constitution of 1887, discussed and filled in constitution chart.

HW: Students are to make Double-Bubble Thinking map of the similarities and differences of the 1864 and 1887 constitutions.

Quiz tomorrow (closed notes) on the 4 constitutions.

Reminder: Friday is the deadline for track papers for next year.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010 Tuesday

FYI: Camp balances sent out today in core 1 classes, due next Monday....Please note that Camp Erdman dates are December 15th (Wednesday) to December 17th (Friday). Disregard previous camp dates sent out initially....

In class today:
1. Students met in groups and shared their class constitutions and together agreed upon their groups class constitution.
2. Passed out reading: Constitutions of 1840, 1852 and 1864, read 1840 and 1852 parts in class. 1864 constitution is for homework - fill in column for 1864 on chart - see below:

Read 1864 Constitution and fill in Comparison Chart Hawaii's Constitutions - fyi: there may be blocks where you might not be able to find 2 examples.

Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010 Monday

Welcome Back Kupono7:
Important reminders: Final payment for Camp Erdman due next Monday, October 25th.
Balances will be sent home tomorrow from core 1 teachers.
Track selection forms due this Friday, October 22nd.

Today in class:
1. Reviewed the monarch's of Hawaii from Kamehameha I to Queen Lili'uokalani. Kings and Queens PPT
2. Discussed the purposes of constitutions and looked at excerpts of the U.S. Constitution - preamble, articles, and amendments.

HW: Complete class constitution worksheet:
1. 3 goals for the classroom
2. 3 responsibilities for teachers & 3 responsibilities of students
3. 3 things students should be free to do in class
3 things students should be free from in class (things students should not have to deal with in class).