CLASSROOM UNSQUARED Classroom Management Suggestions Event Calendar Day 1 Present Problem Video and handout Due date Team time: PBL 2 Share HW Formative assessment Present EQ Team time 3 Share HW Team time Formative assessment Present EQ 4 Share HW Team time Present EQ 5 Share HW Team time Form. assessment: Practice ID HW HW HW HW HW 6 Share HW Present EQ Team time 7 Share HW Mini-problem Team time 8 Share HW Grade Mini-Problem Team time 9 Due date: turn in chart Partner Evaluation Summative assess. Video wrap-up Review HW HW HW The number and types of rock samples can vary depending on class level and time allowed. This calendar is based on about 20 samples spread out through all of the physiographic provinces. Sandstones, shales, and limestones can be used in the Ridge and Valley. The “partial information” given on notecards should give students a hint about an appropriate time period in the Paleozoic, such as Cambrian, Ordovician, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian. You could also provide a sample or a picture of a shale or limestone with a Paleozoic trilobite index fossil. The Appalachian Plateau can also have sandstones, shales, and limestones, with the addition of coal. Blue Ridge and Piedmont can have felsic intrusive igneous rocks, namely granite, and metamorphic rocks like schist, marble, quartzite, and gneiss. An amphibolite from the Piedmont or Blue Ridge could represent a metamorphosed volcanic rock. The Coastal Plain can have sandstones, shales, and limestones, but their age hints would be Cretaceous in the upper Coastal Plain to Tertiary in the lower. Other good samples could be a picture of Georgiate tektites, a Megalodon tooth, and possibly a giant oyster fossil, Crassostrea Cusseta. I recommend buying a geologic wall map of Georgia from Aero Surveys. Problem time can vary with desired emphasis and number of samples. Formative assessments are discussions with each team about PBL steps, progress, essential questions, oral quiz, or ID quiz of a few samples. Mini-Problem is an individual activity on topic. Activity completed in notebook. Essential Question presentations done as open discussions. Power point posted for student use. Encourage regular daily homework and avoid “cramming.” Require daily sharing of HW research before signature checks.