Trimester 2 Week 3 Homework

Olivia says that for Christmas her Poppa should give no homework. So I took her advice.

Merry Christmas!

Olivia Hartmann

This is my daughter. Shh! She is sleeping!!!

Trimester 2 Week 2 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pg 684 - 689
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2 - 6 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday
Read Pg 690 - 696
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.
Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 160 - 165
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-4 and 6 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 168 - 173
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on loose-leaf.

Thursday:
Read Pg 174 - 178
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 on loose-leaf.

A Gift from My Students

A lucky teacher am I.

Trimester 2 Week 1 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework


Monday:
Read Pg 674 - 677
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday
Read Pg 678 - 683
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf. 

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 138 - 142
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 152 - 159
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Week 12 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pg 656 - 661
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

EXPECT A QUIZ SOME DAY THIS WEEK!

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 126 - 129
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf

EXPECT A QUIZ SOME DAY THIS WEEK!

Grade 8 Mini-Test



Mr. Hartmann                                       Name: __________________
Progressive Era Test                             Due November 20, 2012

In class we have read muckraking literature of Upton Sinclair and we have watched muckraking documentary of Morgan Spurlock. Both of these muckrakers wrote about the Food Services industry.

DUE on WEDNESDAY  Nov 22, 2012
NO LATE ESSAYS WILL BE ACCEPTED

I want you to write a TWO paragraph paper on a topic you think should be exposed for doing damage to the public at large.

For example:
Mr. Hartmann thinks that internet usage is a problem. This is a problem because public libraries are being underused and losing funds, reading skills are being affected and lastly spelling is being changed by internet abbreviations.
He would research by comparing the grades of students who use the internet more than 2 hours a day to students who use the internet less than 2 hours a day. He would also research this by contacting the Brooklyn Public Library to ask what they think the major causes of  declining library use.
  

Public School Application Paper

There was some confusion due to Sandy about the NYC DOE High School Applications.

Here is a copy of the form. The form was due Nov 3.
If you need a copy of it, print this or email Mr. Hartmann for a PDF format version.

Week 10 Homework



Grade 8 Social Studies Homework


Tuesday:
Read Pg 642 - 647
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 650 - 655
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on loose-leaf.


Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 104 - 107
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 108 - 113
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Week 9 Homework

Students & Families,

I hope that Sandy caused you as minimal damage as possible. Due to the inclement weather, the schedule for Test 2 has been changed. Students will be taking it in class Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9.

Best regards,

Mr. Hartmann

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework
Wednesday:
Prepare for Test on Thursday and Friday: "Was the Gilded Age a Golden Age for America?"

This is the prompt: "Over the past few weeks we discussed The Gilded Age (1860-1915). In a five paragraph hamburger essay answer the question: Was the Gilded Age a Golden Age for America? Use the Introduction paragraph, three detail and explanation paragraphs and conclusion model we discussed in class."
Students will draft their essay on Thursday and complete a final draft on Friday.


Grade 7 Social Studies Homework
Wednesday:
Prepare for Test on Thursday and Friday: "Why did Europeans come to North and South America?"

This is the prompt: "Over the past few weeks we discussed The Age of Exploration (1400s-1660s). In a five paragraph hamburger essay answer the question: Why did Europeans come to North and South America? Use the Introduction paragraph, three detail and explanation paragraphs and conclusion model we discussed in class."
Students will draft their essay on Thursday and complete a final draft on Friday.

Happy Halloween

It's a few days late... Eh, sorry!

Week 7 Homework



Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 620 - 625
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 626 - 632
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on loose-leaf.

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 88 - 95
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 98 - 103
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Ukulele Club



Ukulele Club will begin on Jan 2, 2013. It is limited to first ten students who hand in the permission slip. Mr. Hartmann will order ukuleles in bulk for the group of students. It will cost $40 for the soprano ukulele. Cash is preferable. After this initial cost, the student will be able to keep the ukulele for the rest of the year.

Each class session will have three segments: 
1. music theory and song structure
2. learning individual notes on the ukulele
3. learning a song (Contemporary Pop, Country, R&B, American Songbook)

Students will need a 1 inch binder for the class to keep notes, lesson information and charts.

Ukulele Club begins Jan 2, 2013
Cost: $40 for ukulele, set of strings, carrying case for ukulele.
Lessons Wednesday Afternoons 2:30 – 4:00
The club is limited to ten students.

Project 1


Mr. Hartmann                                    Trimester 1 Social Studies Project
Leadership Project                        Grades 7 and Grades 8

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

Task:
1. Choose a historical figure from the era your social studies class covers: Grade 7 1500 – 1850, Grade 8 1850 – 2000.

2. Use a variety of resources (at least two different resources) to gather information about the historical figure.

3. Compose a hamburger essay which shows how this historical figure “inspire[d] others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.”

4. Read and re-read your essay so that there are no grammatical, spelling, usage, punctuation errors. And make sure that you have backed up the main idea with facts. You also need to tell me where you got each fact.

For example:

Roman statesman Scipio Cornelius had a “desire to lead a noble life” and he did this by having “a reputation for self-discipline” (Polybius, p 529). Scipio Cornelius inspired others to do more by expecting more of himself, instead of wasting his time on “musical entertainments” and “luxurious habits,” Scipio studied and read closely the laws which he governed of the Roman republic (Polybius, p 529).

When you get information from another source you need to cite it—or write down from where the information came. The direct quotations in the box above came from a book by Polybius on page 529. If you get the information from a webpage, write the webpage in parenthesis, if you get information from a book, write the book’s author and then list the book at the end of your essay.

This project is due Friday, October 26, 2012.
No late assignments will be accepted.

The best two essays from each grade will represent ICS at The Mary Louis Academy’s History Day on November 8, 2012 and get a 105 on project.

Week 6 Homework


Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 602 - 606
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key Peopleand events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Also, finish the worksheet from the film Age of Innocence.

Thursday:
Read Pg 612 - 617
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key Peopleand events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on loose-leaf.

Grade 7 SocialStudies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 72 - 75
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key Peopleand events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on loose-leaf.

Thursday:
Read Pg 76 - 82
Define content vocabulary, academic vocabulary, Key Peopleand events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on loose-leaf.

Scholarships!!!

Students & Families:

I have been snooping around online for scholarships for Catholic high schools.

Catholic Education Foundation
http://www.catholiceducationfoundation.com/

They are willing to help students who prove academic excellence once attending a Catholic school. Please feel free to explore that webpage above.

Week 5 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 594 - 599
Define all vocabulary terms, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on looseleaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 584 - 587
Define all vocabulary terms, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Thursday:
Read Pg 588 - 593
Define all vocabulary terms, Key People and events in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 8 on looseleaf.

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Read Pg 58 - 61
Define all vocabulary terms, Key People and events in notebook..
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 64 - 69
Define all vocabulary terms, Key People and events in notebook..
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Essay Test 1

The Essay Test is due Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Grade Seven - Write Both Essays

Essay 1.

You were assigned in class on Thursday an essay either “Barack Obama
should be the next president” or “Mitt Romney should be the next
president.” Take the first draft and re-read it and create a great
hamburger essay: about 500 words, with exactly five paragraphs.

Some hints: From your essays, the six most popular details about each
candidates political platform were taxes, healthcare, jobs/economy,
immigration, federal spending/deficit and education.

Here are some webpages that you may use as resources:
http://2012.candidate-comparison.org
http://tinyurl.com/99r9m2n

Essay 2:

Which three of the five keys to historical understanding do you find
most interesting?

Answer this question in a hamburger essay of about 500 words and with
exactly five paragraphs. Your detail paragraphs should concentrate on
the three historical keys you find interesting with an explanation of
what the key means and examples of it from your neighborhood or the
period of history we have discussed in class.

Grade 8 - Write Both Essays

Essay 1.

You were assigned in class on Thursday an essay either “Barack Obama
should be the next president” or “Mitt Romney should be the next
president.” Take the first draft and re-read it and create a great
hamburger essay: about 500 words, with exactly five paragraphs.

Some hints: From your essays, the six most popular details about each
candidates political platform were taxes, healthcare, jobs/economy,
immigration, federal spending/deficit and education.

Here are some webpages that you may use as resources:
http://2012.candidate-comparison.org
http://tinyurl.com/99r9m2n

Essay 2:

Was Reconstruction a success or a failure?

Answer this question in a hamburger essay of about 500 words and with
exactly five paragraphs. Your detail paragraphs should concentrate on
the three reasons why Reconstruction was or was not a failure. Use
your notes, the textbook and the Internet as resources. Please mention
where your information came from.

For Both Essay Tests:

Suggestions for writing your essay: Write a first draft on Saturday.
On Sunday, read your essays out loud, fix the mistakes and write your
final draft.

If you decide to type your essays: Size 12 Times New Roman font.
Double Spaced.

If you decide to write your essay by hand: Your writing must be
legible, Use blue or black pen ink and use both sides of loose leaf.

Transcript of Debate

http://tinyurl.com/99r9m2n

These are all the comments made by moderator, Jim Lehrer, and candidates, Pres Barack Obama and Gov Mitt Romney.

Please feel free to use this to write your essay.

Obama/Romney Debate 1

Details: Watch Obama/Romney Debate. Write down details about each candidate's platform (about what they want to do as President of USA, if elected). If you don't do this, you won't be able to perform in the next activity in class and will get a zero on this Classwork/Participation Activity.

It will be on PBS 13 and a number of other channels. Note only Obama or romney's comments, not the news anchors!!!!

Week 4 Homework

Grade 7 & 8

There is no written homework this week. However, I advise students to
watch the video attached below and read the essay below so that they
can become very familiar with excellently written essays.

There will be two major essay assignments assigned this week: one test
(Due 8 Oct) and one project (Due 28 Oct).

A video on Tomato Sauce and Variety by Malcolm Gladwell:

http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce.html

An essay on Failure by Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.gladwell.com/2000/2000_08_21_a_choking.html

http://www.gladwell.com/pdf/choking.pdf

Public High School Fair at Brooklyn Tech

10 am to 3 pm on Saturday Sept 29 and Sunday Sept 30.

It's on the corner of Ft Green Place and Dekalb Ave, across from Mr Hartmann's second favorite Brooklyn park!

It's walking distance from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, C, G, Q, and R trains.

Please attend if you can. Get there early!!!

I'll be there from 10-11.

Week 3 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pg 552 - 557
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Tuesday:
Read Pg 558 - 565
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-6 and 8 on looseleaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 566 - 571
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Thursday:
Read Pg 574 - 578
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pg 28 - 33
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Tuesday:
Read Pg 34 - 41
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pg 42 - 47
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-5 and 7 on looseleaf.

Thursday:
Read Pg 48 - 52
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Grade 8 Trim 1 Quiz 2

Eighth Grade Students & Families,
Your marks for Trimester 1 Quiz 2 are posted online. If you did not receive the quiz Friday afternoon, you will receive it from your homeroom teacher on Monday, Sept 24.
Best regards,
Mr. Hartmann

Week 2 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
Finish oral presentation of Stephen Foster Song if not finished in class.

Wednesday:
Read Pgs 534 – 540 in Textbook
Define vocabulary terms in notebook as you read.
Answer Section Review 2-6 on looseleaf.

Friday:
Answer Questions 1-11 on Pp 544 & 545 on looseleaf.

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pgs 6 – 9
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Wednesday:
Read Pgs 10 – 15
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Thursday:
Read Pgs 16 – 22
Define all vocabulary terms in notebook.
Answer Section Review 2-7 on looseleaf.

Week 1 Homework

Grade 8 Social Studies Homework

Monday:
Read Pgs 518 – 521 in Textbook
Define vocabulary terms in notebook as you read.
Answer Section Review 2 – 6 on looseleaf. Due Tuesday.

Wednesday:
Read Pgs 522 – 527 in Textbook
Define vocabulary terms in notebook as you read.
Answer Section Review 2-6

Friday:
Read Pgs 528 – 531 in Textbook
Define vocabulary terms in notebook as you read.
Answer Section Review 2-7

Grade 7 Social Studies Homework

Tuesday:
On Looseleaf Identify the five keys to historical understanding and
give an example of each about your neighborhood.

Wednesday:
Find two objects at your house that are examples of a primary and a
secondary source. In a paragraph describe what that object tells you
about live in 2012 New York City.

Thursday:
Study for Quiz on Keys to Historical Understanding and Primary/Secondary Sources

19 april 2012

Math 5 - p 390 (1-16 all)
Math 6 - None

18 April 2012

Math Grade 5- 366(1-22odd)
Math Grade 6- none

April 17, 2012

Grade 5 - page 384(9-12)
Grade 6- no homework

April 16, 2012

Math 5 - p 383 (5-16)
Math 6 - p 449 (9-21 all)

Grade 6 Math: 8 Feb 2012

On LooseLeaf
P 223 (12-20 all)
P 227 (1-23, odd)

Math 6 Test: Feb 7

Fractions Introduction

Math 5 Test: Feb 9

Math 5 Project Due 6 Feb 2012

20 Jan: Religion 5 Homework

Read Prayer on Page 92--complete Review on Page 93 & 94.

Homework for Week: 16 Jan 2012

See photo.