2016 Winter Packet

What is the purpose of this Winter Packet?

We need to practice those listening skills.

“MISS...WE HAVE SIX CLASSES AND THEY ARE ALL GIVING US WORK. WHY DO YOU HATE US?????”
Don't worry guys, you'll get plenty of sleep over winter break! 
It's going to be okay! For your history winter break work you will be doing the exact same work as 6th and 7th grade history. You can do as much work as a 6th grader, right?

Why do I need to do this?

From Ms. Nutter’s blog, “Apart from needing to strengthen our Active Listening Skills, you need to do this because it is going to be a school-wide competition.  The three class periods out of all 15 history classes (6th-8th grade) that have the highest completion rate will be rewarded.”
I will also be inputting this as three separate summative grades as soon as we get back from winter break!

Winter Packet Instructions

  • Listen to the three podcasts below and create your own notes using the DANCE strategy for active listening.

  • Create 3 quiz questions for each podcast to be used on a Quizizz (that means you need to have multiple choice answers.)
  • This means you should be turning in your DANCE notes and 3 quiz questions for each podcast. Three pages of DANCE notes, 9 questions total.

Podcast 1: Arabian Bronze Hand

If you need help following along, you can read this transcript. (Obviously I took out words so that you actually listen to the podcast.)

Make sure you are using the DANCE strategy.
  • Draw the subject (in this video it is a hand, so draw a large outline of a hand in the middle of your paper.)
  • Add some notes to the hand you have drawn.
  • Need to pause or rewind? Ms. Cobb rewinds podcasts all the time, so please go back if you don’t understand something the first time, or pause as you are adding notes to your paper.
  • Circle the main ideas. After you listen to the podcast, look back at your notes and circle the ones that best represent the podcast.
  • Explain in a summary. Write a 4-5 sentence summary of the podcast using your notes.
Don’t forget to write 3 multiple choice questions for this podcast as well!

Podcast 2: Suffragette Defaced Penny

If you need help following along, you can read this transcript. (Obviously I took out words so that you actually listen to the podcast.)

Use the DANCE strategy to take notes and write a summary and then create 3 multiple choice questions.

Podcast 3: Throne of Weapons

If you need help following along, you can read this transcript. (Obviously I took out words so that you actually listen to the podcast.)


Use the DANCE strategy to take notes and write a summary and then create 3 multiple choice questions.

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