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Click on the link to the right to take you to your homework for World History that is on eBackpack or Google Classroom.

Below is the podcast for the last few days. Each podcast lets you know what we did in class that day and what homework assignments were issued. You can click on most hand-outs to open and print your own copy.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WELCOME BACK to Addams Middle School and to starting 7th grade! I hope you are as excited about this new year as am I

Also, CONGRATULATIONS on joining Team USC! You are joining the BEST TEAM AT ADDAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL and hope you look forward to this great year!

Today in World History, you learned where your seat will be as we start this school year. There will be changes as the year goes on.


Also, today you received your USC Handbook Planner 2019-20. In this planner, you have a syllabus for each of your core classes. You also have information about other parts of learning this year including our bell schedule, a cover letter, Content Enrichment Permission slip, Planner Pages, etc. You are expected to have this planner with you each day at school for the next few weeks. Be sure to read all of the documents. You will keep the syllabi and other documents. You need only return with parent signature the 1/2-sheet that says you and your parents have read all of the enclosed documents. This 1/2 sheet is due back by Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.


Again, please be sure to bring your USC Handbook Planner 2019-20 with you to each class for the next few weeks. And, the 1/2-sheet paper is due back with parent signature by Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today, we reviewed how your are to write on your Agenda for every class, everyday. This entry is on paper for a couple weeks. When you receive your Chromebook, we will switch our Agenda to Google Keep.


I also reviewed today materials I am suggesting your get for World History class by next Tuesday. If you are not able to do so, I will provide these items. Just let me know.

Today, I also reviewed my website, DrNeufeld.com, and everything on my site. I hope you will be able to check my website each day!


Monday is Labor Day! There is no school on Monday!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Today, we finished our review of "DrNeufeld.com". Please take a look at my web site over the weekend.


I also asked you to answer a question and asked you to be honest..."do you like or dislike history, and why". Then, I let you tour Room 16 to take a look at the artifacts from 51 countries around the world.


Please don't forget to try to get supplies for world history class by Tuesday!


Don't forget that the 1/2 sheet for our Team USC Handbook Planner is due back by next Friday, Sept. 6.


A reminder....Monday is Labor Day! There is no school on Monday!

Monday, September 2, 2019

LABOR DAY

No school

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Today, we first selected our class leaders. Please see my web page that describes these positions which are: Don/Doña, Noble, Emir, Tsar, Grand Duke/Duchess, Abbot. People will hold these positions until we start our unit on Islam.


We next briefly reviewed the major points of Team USC Standards.


I then distributed your bathroom pass for T1. Everyone received 3. If you don't use them, you can turn them in at the end of the trimester and receive an award.


We then started work on our SS Spiral. We entered our stickers, numbered the pages, and started to create our first Table of Contents on page 1. I taped a video on how to create your TofC...it is on my TofC web page..


Don't forget that the 1/2 sheet for our Team USC Handbook Planner is due back by this Friday, Sept. 6.

Wednesday, September 4 -

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Today, we finished preparing our Social Studies Spiral. We created our TofC (Table of Contents). See the TofC on its own page on my web site.


We also started our first assignment which is SSSp#1: Continents & Bodies of Water. I lectured while you took notes. For my notes, see the page on my website under "Geography" that is titled "Continents & Bodies of Water". This assignment is due on FRIDAY!


I also gave your SSSp#2 which is Geog. #1: Continents & Bodies of Water. Be sure to name and color these continents. This assignment is due on MONDAY! We will take this quiz on MONDAY!


Don't forget that the 1/2 sheet for our Team USC Handbook Planner is due back by this Friday, Sept. 6.

Friday, September 6, 2019

We completed (and in periods 2 and 7, reviewed) our first assignment which is SSSp#1: Continents & Bodies of Water. I lectured while you took notes. For my notes, see the page on my website under "Geography" that is titled "Continents & Bodies of Water". For perios 3, 6 and 8, this assignment is due on MONDAY!


I also gave your SSSp#2 which is Geog. #1: Continents & Bodies of Water. Be sure to name and color these continents. This assignment is due on MONDAY! We will take this quiz on MONDAY!





Most of you should have received your Chromebook during science class today. We will join the World History Google Classroom on Monday, but if you would like to join over the weekend, here are the codes:

Period 2          4oibaz4

Period 3          oi0akd

Period 6          2s5zzoa

Period 7          peqhzg

Period 8          4c33035

Monday, September 9, 2019

Today, we stamped and reviewed (in periods 3, 6 and 7) SSSp#1: Continents & Bodies of Water. We also stamped and reviewed for all classe SSSp#2 which is Geog. #1: Continents & Bodies of Water. We then took our first geography quiz!


You also received the map and schedule for Back to School Night on Wednesday. Be sure to ask your parents to follow your schedule when they visit the classrooms.


Today, we also logged on to Google Classroom.


Today, you received Geog. #2: Continents & Bodies of Water which is SSSp#3. This is due tomorrow (Tuesday). We will take the quiz on Friday.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Geog. #2: Continents & Bodies of Water which is SSSp#3 is due (Block Day), but if you had it done today, I double-stamped it. We will take the quiz on Friday.


Today, we started SSSp#4 which is Continents & Bodies of Water. This assignment is due on Friday. We will finish the lecture notes on Block Day. Check my web page to review my lecture notes on this subject.


You also received the map and schedule for Back to School Night on Wednesday. Be sure to ask your parents to follow your schedule when they visit the classrooms.

Wednesday, September 11 -

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Today, we stamped and reviewed Geog. #2: Continents & Bodies of Water which is SSSp#3 is due (Block Day). We will take the quiz on Friday.


Today, we also continued SSSp#4 which is Continents & Bodies of Water. This assignment is due on Friday. Check my web page to review my lecture notes on this subject.


We also logged into ClassDojo for students and Quizlet!


In two days, it is Friday the 13th, a day we perceive as a day for bad luck, but how did it all get started! We reviewed the orientation of Friday the 13th today!

Friday, the 13th (of September, 2019)

Today, you received Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers (SSSp#5) for next week. It is due on Monday. This time, I added 5 more countries. To practice, check Quizlet where I created an exercise with all of the loations for next week's geography quiz. Be sure to color in the continents and countries if you want an A. Next week, there will also be some questions on years and centuries (cardinal and ordinal numbers).


Today, we stamped SSSp#4 (Cardinal & Ordinal Numbers).


We didn't have time to take Geog. #2 Quiz. We will do so on Monday.

Today is FRIDAY, THE 13TH! Why do we have the perception that Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck? It all relates back to a historical event that took place in Europe in the Middle Ages. Students today learned about what happened....here is a video clip from the movie "The DaVinci Code" that explains the event that I showed in class today.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Today, we stamped and reviewed Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers (SSSp#5) for next week. We will take this quiz on Friday. To practice, check Quizlet where I created an exercise with all of the loations for next week's geography quiz. There will also be some questions on years and centuries (cardinal and ordinal numbers).


Today, we started SSSp#5 (Roman Numbers). This is due on BLOCK DAY at 5 a.m. Your exercise is on Google Classroom! Also, you can practice with the exercise I put on Quizlet!


We also took Geog. #2 Quiz. Check PowerSchool.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Today, we finished taking notes on SSSp#5 (Roman Numbers). This homework is due on BLOCK DAY at 5 a.m. Your exercise is on Google Classroom! Also, you can practice with the exercise I put on Quizlet!


Today, we stamped and reviewed Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers (SSSp#5) for next week. We will take this quiz on Friday. To practice, check Quizlet where I created an exercise with all of the loations for next week's geography quiz. There will also be some questions on years and centuries (cardinal and ordinal numbers).

Wednesday, September 18 -

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Today, we stamped and reviewed SSSp#6 (Roman Numbers). I created a video to help you if this exercise is difficult. Check my web page under "Geography" for Roman Numbers! Also, you can practice with the exercise I put on Quizlet!


We also graded Cardinal & Ordinal Numbers (SSSp#4). Converting these numbers will be part of Friday's Geog. #3 Quiz.


Today, we also reviewed Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers (SSSp#5) for next week. We will take this quiz on Friday. To practice, check Quizlet where I created an exercise with all of the loations for next week's geography quiz. There will also be some questions on years and centuries (cardinal and ordinal numbers). We will take this quiz on Friday.

We also started today International Time Zones (SSSp#7). Please check my web page for this assignment. I also created a video posted on that page to help you complete this assignment. There are some weird things with time zones around the world, things I would like you, a future world traveler, to know before you embark on visiting places around the world. The HW is on Google Classroom. We only got 1/2 way on our discussion of international time zones, so this homework is not due until 5 a.m. on Monday!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Today, we finished my presentation regarding International Time Zones. You have your notes on SSSp#7 which is on pages 30-31. Your review is SSSp#7 on Google Classroom. This is due by 5 a.m. on Monday! Be sure to click "Submit" when done. Check my notes for this on my web page...use the map on my web page to answer the questions on Google Classroom. If you need help to understand how to do this, watch the video I created that is on the same web page.


We took Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers Quiz today. There will also be some questions on years and centuries (cardinal and ordinal numbers). There was some extra-credit points about Roman numbers. Check PowerSchool for your grade!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Today, we graded International Time Zones SSSp#7.


You received KW & the Roman Empire (SSSp#8). The KW is you telling me what you KNOW (K) and what you WANT TO KNOW (W) about the Roman Empire. This assignment is on Google Classroom. It is due TOMORROW at 5 a.m.


Today, we finished Geog. #3: Land, Water & Numbers Quiz today. Check PowerSchool for your grade!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Today, we graded International Time Zones SSSp#7.


Today, we started B.C. & A.D. on a Timelines (SSSp#9). You took notes on the spiral notebook. The exercise to practice this is on Google Classroom. It is due by 5 a.m. Block Day!


On Friday, you will take Geog. #4: Land, Water with some questions about Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers (years and centuries) and Roman Numbers!

Wednesday, September 25 -

Thursday, September 26, 2019

We will grade International Time Zones SSSp#7 on FRIDAY!


Today, we continued B.C. & A.D. on a Timelines (SSSp#9). You took notes on the spiral notebook. The exercise to practice this is on Google Classroom. It is due by 5 a.m. Block Day for periods 2 and 3 and on Friday for periods 6, 7 and 8! We will grade it for all classes on Friday.


Today, we started Latitude & Longitude (SSSp#10). You took notes on your SSSpiral. Your Google Classroom notes are due on MONDAY!


On Friday, you will take Geog. #4: Land, Water with some questions about Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers (years and centuries) and Roman Numbers!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Today, we graded International Time Zones SSSp#7!


B.C. & A.D. on a Timelines (SSSp#9) was due today. Since this is a visual assignment, I will grade this.


Today, we continued with Latitude & Longitude (SSSp#10). You took notes on your SSSpiral. Your Google Classroom answer are due on MONDAY! Let me know this weekend if you have any questions.


Topday, we took Geog. #4: Land, Water with some questions about Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers (years and centuries) and Roman Numbers! Check PowerSchool to see what your grade is in World History.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Today, we graded International Time Zones SSSp#7!


Today, we graded Latitude & Longitude (SSSp#10). You took notes on your SSSpiral. Continue to practice with latitude and longitude...we will have another work project regarding this on Block Day. Ask me if you have any questions!


Today, we you received Geog. #5: Europe (SSSp#11). This is due TOMORROW.....we will take the quiz on Friday. Extra credit for this quiz will be capital cities from many of our countries on this week's geography.

Tuesday, October 1, 019

Today, we finished grading Latitude & Longitude (SSSp#10). We will have another work project regarding this on Block Day. Ask me if you have any questions!


Today, we stamped Geog. #5: Europe (SSSp#11). We will take the quiz on Friday. Extra credit for this quiz will be capital cities from many of our countries on this week's geography.


Today, we almost started work with our electronic textbook titled "Images". This is a review of a possible textbook for next year. From this book, we will study the Roman Empire (Chapter 1). We started our Cornell Notes together. This is a Google Classroom assignment (SSSp#12). There is no due date yet for this assignment, but you were given a certain point in Chapter 1, Lesson 1 for which to complete notes.

Wednesday, October 2 -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Today, we reviewed Geog. #5: Europe (SSSp#11). We will take the quiz on Friday. Check Quizlet to practice.


Today, we started work with our electronic textbook titled "Impact". This is a review of a possible textbook for next year. From this book, we will study the Roman Empire (Chapter 1). We started our Cornell Notes together. This is a Google Classroom assignment (SSSp#12). There is no due date yet for this assignment, but you were given a certain point in Chapter 1, Lesson 1 for which to complete notes. This is due on FRIDAY!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Today, we first reviewed our work with our electronic textbook titled "Impact". Our work was to be up to and including the green title called "Growth Ends". Today, our work started with the red title "A Troubled Empire" and ended with the green title "Roman Emperor Forced Out". These slides are due by 5 a.m. on Monday!


Today, we took Geog. #5: Europe (SSSp#11). This grade will be the first points for the 2nd half of the trimester.


Remember, the paper for parent conferences is due back by 3 p.m. on Monday.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Today, we continued our work with our electronic textbook titled "Impact". This time, you were to complete work up to and including the green title "Roman Emperor Forced Out". Today, we are finishing C1L1. If we did not in your period, your HW is to complete C1L1. It is due by 5 am tomorrow!


Today, we received Geog. #6: Europe (SSSp#13). This is due tomorrow. We will take the quiz on Block Day!


Remember, there is no school on Friday. We will have parent conferences on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Today, we continued our work with our electronic textbook titled "Impact". This time, we started C1L2 (SSSp#14). It is due by 5 am on Block Day!


Today, we reviewed Geog. #6: Europe (SSSp#13). We will take the quiz on Block Day!


Remember, there is no school on Friday. We will have parent conferences on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Wednesday, October 9 -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Today, C1L2 (SSSp#14) was due for periods 3, 6 and 7. It is due at 5am on Friday for periods 2 and 8!


Today, we started our Cornell Notes on C1L3 (SSSp#15). This is due at 5 am on Monday, October 14.


Today, we took Geog. #6: Europe. Check PowerSchool for your grade in T1 so far!


Remember, there is no school on Friday. We will have parent conferences on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Today, you received the permission slip for our reward film from this unit, "Gladiator". It is due by Friday. Your parents can see the trailer for this film on my web site.


Today, I reviewed with you the many assignments I graded over the weekend. Please check to see if I wrote a comment for you on any of these assignments.


I also introduced for you my CareCash. There will be a CareCash Sale this week. Check my web page for my CareCash to lean more about it. I do sell my CareCash, but it costs double than the price printed on the CareCash.

I gave rewards today for those who checked and played games on Quizlet for Geog. #6. I will give Dojo points and CareCash prizes each week for those who play ALL of the games each week for studying!


We formed groups today to read us a story about all of the Cornell Notes from C1L1, L2 and L3. You will tell a story with the people from your group about the red and green titles to which you were assigned. This will be for C1L1, L and L3.


You received Geog. #7: Europe (SSSp#16). See above. This is due on TUESDAY. We will take the quiz on Friday!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Today, I gave you time to work on C1L4 Cornell Notes which is SSSp#17. This is due on Block Day.


Don't forget that Friday is BuyBack day for CareCash. There will be a CareCash Sale this week. Check my web page for my CareCash to lean more about it. I do sell my CareCash, but it costs double than the price printed on the CareCash.


We will take our Geog. #7: Europe Quiz on Friday!


Don't forget that the permission slip for our reward film from this unit, "Gladiator" is due by Friday. Your parents can see the trailer for this film on my web site.

Wednesday, October 16 -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Today, we stamped and reviewed Geog. #7: Europe (SSSp#16). We will take the quiz on Friday!


We then started our group work presentation of your notes from the Impact book chapter 1, lessons 1, 2 and 3. We will continue this week on Friday and next week. In the meantime, Cornell Notes on C1L4 was due today (Block Day) (SSSp#17) and C1L5 work (SSSp#18) is due on FRIDAY!


Don't forget that Friday is BuyBack day for CareCash. There will be a CareCash Sale this week. Check my web page for my CareCash to lean more about it. I do sell my CareCash, but it costs double than the price printed on the CareCash.


Don't forget that the permission slip for our reward film from this unit, "Gladiator" is due by Friday. Your parents can see the trailer for this film on my web site.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Today, I reviewed with you how to grade your own Social Studies Spiral Notebook. Your SSSpiral is due ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK! YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR CHECKLIST WITH PARENT SIGNATURE, or your spiral will not be accepted! Be sure to read the CheckList and check everything ON that list and be sure these items have been completed on your spiral. For example, the CheckList says to be sure that every assignment has a title and number. If you missing any titles and/or numbers, I will stop grading your spiral and hand it back for you to complete! This will result in a lower grade on your spiral! Let me know if you have any questions about grading your spiral. Check the video I have on the "TofC" page on my web site to help you review checking your spiral!


Don't forget to complete the "L" in KWL (SSSp#8) by 9 pm on MONDAY, OCT. 21. Tell me what you learned from this unit!


Today, we took Geog. #7: Europe (SSSp#16). Check PowerSchool to see how this affects your grade!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Today, we reviewed our CheckList and Table of Contents for our spiral notebook. Our SSSpiral is due TOMORROW. You must have your CheckList signed by you and your parent.


Don't forget to complete the "L" in KWL (SSSp#8) by 9 pm on TONIGHT. Tell me what you learned from this unit!


Today, we reviewed our C1L1 to L3 Notes about the Roman Empire. We will begin our reward film "Gladiator" on Block Day.


Today, we took Geog. #7: Europe (SSSp#16). Check PowerSchool to see how this affects your grade!

Tuesday, October 23 -

Friday, October 25, 2019

Today in most classes, we finished reviewing notes from C1L1 to C5 about the Roman Empire.


I gave you the Chapter Test on the Roman Empire which is on Google Classroom to connect to Impact. This is due by 9 pm on Monday.


Then, we started our reward film, "Gladiator", to confirm what we learned about the Roman form of goverment, the change in politics, their version of rewards, the many different lands they conquered, the military, and their technology such as the Colosseum among many other things. This reward film will take until next week.

Monday, October 28 -

Thursday, October 31, 2019

I gave you the Chapter Test on the Roman Empire which is on Google Classroom to connect to Impact. This is due by 9 pm on Monday, October 28.


I gave back the graded spirals for periods 2, 3 and 7 on Monday, and for periods 6 and 8 on Tuesday. You have until Friday to have your parent(s) sign and show me their signature on your spiral.


We are continuing with our reward film, "Gladiator", to confirm what we learned about the Roman form of goverment, the change in politics, their version of rewards, the many different lands they conquered, the military, and their technology such as the Colosseum among many other things. This reward film will end later this week.


TIME CHANGES AT 2 AM THIS COMING SUNDAY MORNING...DON'T FORGET TO "FALL BACK" YOUR CLOCKS!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Parent signature on your SS Spiral was due today. Those who did not bring in the signature had lunch detention today or must show-up for lunch detention on Monday!


For those who saw the film, I would like for you to write a summary of the film using key words and tell how the film relates to what we learned about the Roman Empire. This is titled What I Saw On the "Gladiator". It is on Google Clasroom and is due at 5 am on Monday.

I also gave you our first assignment for our next unit about Islam...this is KW(L) and Islam which is SSSp#19. This is on Google Classroom and is also due by 5 am on Monday!


Today, we created our new TofC for our spiral notebook for our new unit about Islam.


Don't forget....TIME CHANGES AT 2 AM THIS COMING SUNDAY MORNING...DON'T FORGET TO "FALL BACK" YOUR CLOCKS!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Parent signature on your SS Spiral was due last Friday. Those who did not bring in the signature had lunch detention today!


For those who saw the film, the assignment titled What I Saw On the "Gladiator" was due today. Also due today was the KW of Islam (SSSp#19).


Today, you received Geog. #18: Southwest Asia (SSSp#20) as we start Islam. This is due tomorrow...we will take the quiz on Friday.


We also started our C3L1 Cornell Notes (SSSp#21) This is due on Block Day. It is on Google Classroom.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Today, we stamped Geog. #18: Southwest Asia (SSSp#20) as we start Islam. We will take the quiz on Friday.


We started our C3L1 Cornell Notes (SSSp#21). Complete 1.1 and 1.2 on the NatGeo book by Block Day.

Wednesday, November 6 -

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Today, we reviewed Geog. #18: Southwest Asia (SSSp#20) as we start Islam. We will take the quiz on Friday.


We continued with our C3L1 Cornell Notes (SSSp#21). Complete 1.1 through 1.5 on the NatGeo book by 5 am on Friday.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Today, our C3L1 Cornell Notes (SSSp#21) Notes were due.


Today, we started our C3L2 Cornell Notes (SSSp#23). Complete only 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4 on the NatGeo book due by 5 am on Tuesday.


Today, we took Geog. #18: Southwest Asia Quiz.


You received Geog. #19: Southwest Asia (SSSp#22). This is due on Block Day! We will take the quiz next Friday!


Don't forget that Monday is Veteran's Day...there is no school!


The parent paper for "My Name Is Khan" is due next week on Friday!

65 students out of 145 did not complete the homework for C3L1. So we are changing what we do in class and what is homework!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Today, I first discussed how we will complete the next 2 weeks if we stay on track.


I presented some items regarding Islam brought in by students. These includes books about Ibrahim, the Qur'an in English and Arabic, a prayer rug, and a symbol of the Kaa'ba in Mecca!


Next, we reviewed our notes from C3L1 and L2.


I gave you Geog. #9. It is there on Block Day.....we will take the quiz on Friday.


I also assigned our final notes which is C3L3 Cornell Notes (SSSp#24). This is due on Friday.

Wednesday, November 13 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Today, we reviewed Geog. #9. We will take the quiz on Friday.


I also assigned our final notes which is C3L3 Cornell Notes (SSSp#24). This is due on Friday.