T10: JAM Peer Edit List


Please see the link below for the JAM Peer Edit List. Your goal in class is to have as many people edit your work as you possibly can. Once you have had at least four people look at your work closely, you may move on to your final edits.


NOTE: You will have Wednesday in class for your final edits. It is best when writing to take a small breather from your work, in order to get a more objective view of what you have written.

Please follow this list closely.

Happy editing,

– Mr. Morris

What are the Five Most Significant Events that Lead to Charles I’s Beheading?

Step 1:

Please read pages 133-146 of the following

The English Civil War Readings

Step 2:

Based on your reading, and your own independent research, rank order and justify the top five events that you feel led to the English Civil War. Please respond in full sentences, and expand on your ideas where possible with specific evidence, examples, events, dates, etc.

Step 3:

Please be ready to share in order to create a class timeline together tomorrow.

– Mr. Morris

Personal Adventure Trip Check-List


I just wanted to share my personal adventure trip check-list with you, especially with those 10s who will be heading out on trips of their own in the future. As always, remember this is a guideline, and a living document (work in progress). It represents my learning so far in TALONS, and will be updated after every trip. I encourage you to use it and give me feedback on what worked and what didn’t work.

Mr. Morris’ Solo Adventure Trip Check-List

Happy travels,

– Mr. Morris

T09: Getting to Know “The Big Six”

I. Learning Challenge: After watching each section, complete the corresponding personal response, applying the Historical Thinking concept to your own life. Be prepare to discuss your answers and learning in the last half of class.

1. Historical Significance

This video introduces the factors that determine what and who from the past should be remembered, researched, taught and learned (7:14 minutes)

2. Evidence and Interpretation

This video introduces the validation, interpretation and use of primary and secondary sources of historical information in the construction of historical accounts and arguments (6:55 minutes)

3. Continuity and Change

This video explains how lives and conditions are alike over periods of time and how they changed for people and societies that came before and after (6:19 minutes)

4. Cause and Consequence

This video considers who or what influenced history and what were the repercussions of these changes (6:20 minutes)

5. Historical Perspective

This video discusses the viewing of the past through the social, intellectual, emotional and ethical lenses of the time (5:53 minutes)

6. Ethical Judgement

This video explores assessing the past and the implications of past actions in light of past and present norms about the appropriate treatment of others (6:53 minutes)

II. Homework / Written Assignment:

Please respond to the following prompt in a fully-developed PQS / PEE paragraph on your blog.

Q: Which historical thinking skill do you believe is the most important to consider for a vibrant and challenging Social Studies experience this term? Why?

Due Date: Tomorrow


All videos and summaries from The Critical Thinking Consortium