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Research the Texas Revolution
Work in groups. Read in round robin. Discuss each paragraph. Laptop person types in bullets. Format notes as outline in Word. Format notes as Heading 1 or Heading 2 to later export to PowerPoint.
Social Studies textbook, pages 149, 150, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 181, 182, 183, 184, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193
Export to PowerPoint
When done outlining in Word, save the file and open in PowerPoint. The outline will automatically convert to slides. The Heading 1 items become slide titles and the Heading 2 items become slide content organized in bullets.
Add pictures from Google searches to each slide. Add a presentation title page at the beginning of the presentation and a bibliography page at the end of the presentation.
The Texas Revolution
by: (names of all the group members)
4th Grade – Mr. Mamontoff
Social Studies Texas, Pearson Education, 2003, pages 149-193
Google image searches on the Texas Revolution, 2013
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Below is a list of things you need to know to score your best on the Stanford test. Review the list and reflect on it. Make sure you are ready. Please ask for help if you need it.
- What you already learned for the Math STAAR test
- Adding and subtracting fractions
- Multiplying fractions
- The dot symbol is a multiplication symbol
Reading and Language Arts
- All the strategies you learned for the Reading and Writing STAAR tests
- Know how to sound out the sounds in a word in slow motion
- Know the 20 most common prefixes and suffixes (list provided in class)
- Know the most common Latin and Greek word roots (list provided in class)
- Determine the part of speech of a word in a sentence to help you better identify the meaning of a multiple-meaning word.
Social Studies – History
- How does knowledge generally change over time?
- How do individuals, groups, and institutions impact the world in which we live?
- How does technology change over time?
- How do societies change over time?
Social Studies – Geography
- Know how to use a map.
- Read political, physical, and special purpose maps.
- Know the difference between place and region.
Social Studies – Political Science
- Principles and symbols of our democracy
- Our system of government
Social Studies – Economics
- Know the difference between natural, human, and capital resources.
- Explain how trade happens between individuals, businesses, and countries.
- Explain the difference between profit and loss.
- Explain the difference between supply and demand.
- Motion of objects and their inertia
- Behavior of atoms during the different states of matter
- Heat flows from substances with high thermal energy to objects with less thermal energy
- Names of the processes between states of matter
- Clouds in the sky are examples of condensation, not evaporation
- A glass of water that becomes empty is an example of evaporation
- Light can be reflected or absorbed
- Electricity is related to the vibration and motion of electrons
- Iron can form a magnet when near a magnetic field
- A magnet can be made using electric current (electromagnet)
- A closed circuit allows the flow of electricity
- An open circuit does not allow the flow of electricity
- Identify the science behind different common tools and machines
- Difference between organism and species
- Life cycle of common organisms (fish, frog, butterfly, flowering plant, bird, human, etc.)
- What organisms need to survive
- How energy moves in a food chain
- How to maintain optimal health
- Properties and origin of different types of rocks and soil
- Objects in the sky
- Changes in Earth and sky
- Earth resources
- How technology impacts life on earth and the use or over-use of resources
Nature of Science
- Difference between a scientific investigation/observation and an experiment
- Experimental process, from question/hypothesis, procedure, data collection and analysis, to conclusion
- Use of all laboratory measuring tools
- Organizing and analyzing data
- Difference between a scientific law and a theory
- Limits and advantages of science in society
Juan Seguín, page 177
Social Studies, page 174.
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