Phone: (719) 304-3583

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

- University of Colorado (UCCS) Bachelor of Arts: History - University of Colorado (UCCS) Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction - The Ohio State University (OSU) Master of Sciences: Learning Technologies

Mr. Patrick Littrell

Hello,

My name is Patrick Littrell! I am an 8th-Grade Social Studies teacher at Fountain Middle School. I enjoy everything history, as-well-as, hunting, fishing, and anything Ohio State Buckeyes related. I have been teaching for nine years, seven here at Fountain Fort Carson School District 8. I, like many of our student’s parents served in the United States Army. I had the honor of serving my country for seven years as a Combat Engineer, (12 Bravo). I have the deepest admiration for the men and women who selflessly serve and protect our nation and way of life; I truly value the opportunity to educate ALL students, especially the kids whose parents wore the uniform! 

Please use this page (my teacher page) as a "One-Stop-Shop" for all things related to 8th grade social studies. I always try to have multiple weeks planned out for which you can see in the schedule section below, plus, I provide all hyperlinks needed for both students and parents that need to check grades and open our work platforms, such as, OneNote, Clever, Email, Schoology and Project websites). If you ever have questions, please do not hesitate to ask! 

Respectfully,

Patrick J. Littrell

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Class Schedule


  • Week 1: (Aug. 11 - 13)

    8/11 Wednesday:

    • Hunt for Good Things
    • Introduction of Mr. Littrell and Mr. Torgerson
    • Classroom routines (Front Board, Bathroom, etc…)
    • Ice Breaker – 4 truths and a lie (20 mins)
    • Go over Syllabus

    8/12 Thursday:

    • Picture Day
    • Class room Routines
      • Entering the Classroom
      • Front Board
      • Seating
      • Expectations
    • Access Web-Based Platforms (Bookmark)
      • Teacher Page
      • Office 365
        • Email
      • Clever
      • Schoology
      • OneNote

    8/13 Friday:

    • Social Contract

     Week 2: (Aug. 16 - 20)

    8/16 Monday:

    • Introduce Cornell Notes (AVID – Structure)
    • BEGIN: Module 2 - Lesson 1 - Europeans Set Sail
      • Introduce Cornell Notes (AVID – Structure)
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)

    8/17 Tuesday:

    • Continue: Module 2 - Lesson 1 - Europeans Set Sail
      • Cornell Notes
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)

    8/18 Wednesday:

    • Finish: Module 2 - Lesson 1 - Europeans Set Sail
      • Cornell Notes
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)
      • Teach R.A.T.i.C.(E) Writing format
        • Model this for the students

    8/19 Thursday:

    • Illuminate Testing

    8/20 Friday:

    • BEGIN: Module 2 - Lesson 2 – Europeans Reach the Americas
      • Introduce Cornell Notes (AVID – Structure)
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)

    Week 3: (Aug. 23 - 27)

    8/23 Monday:

    • Formative Assessment Day:
      • Student will complete an activity called, “Christopher Columbus R.A.T.I.C.E. Writing Quiz
        • This is located in their Schoology Classroom
      • In the - Assessment/Assignment Folder (Google Doc's & Activities)

    8/24 Tuesday:

    • Finish: Module 2 – Lesson 2 - Europeans Reach the Americas
      • Cornell Notes
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)
          • Reteach for students who are struggling with RACE

    8/25 Wednesday:

    • BEGIN: Introduce AVID’s Marking the text Strategy – Unit 1 – Module 2 – Lesson 3 – The Spain Builds and Empire
      • Students will be using AVID’s Marking the Text Strategy to complete this activity
        • Locate the Essential Question
        • Number the Paragraphs
        • Read each paragraph for understanding
        • Circle words you do not know – Find Synonyms
        • Take notes in the margins
        • Picky Highlighting
        • Write out and combine quotes (… game & Brackets)
        • Write a summary (R.A.C.E) – Writing format

    8/26 Thursday:

    • CONTINUE: Introduce AVID’s Marking the text Strategy – Unit 1 – Module 2 – Lesson 3 – The Spain Builds and Empire
      • Students will be using AVID’s Marking the Text Strategy to complete this activity
        • Locate the Essential Question
        • Number the Paragraphs
        • Read each paragraph for understanding
        • Circle words you do not know – Find Synonyms
        • Take notes in the margins
        • Picky Highlighting
        • Write out and combine quotes (… game & Brackets)
        • Write a summary (R.A.C.E) – Writing format

    8/27 Friday:

    • FINISH: Introduce AVID’s Marking the text Strategy – Unit 1 – Module 2 – Lesson 3 – The Spain Builds and Empire
      • Students will be using AVID’s Marking the Text Strategy to complete this activity
        • Locate the Essential Question
        • Number the Paragraphs
        • Read each paragraph for understanding
        • Circle words you do not know – Find Synonyms
        • Take notes in the margins
        • Picky Highlighting
        • Write out and combine quotes (… game & Brackets)
        • Write a summary (R.A.C.E) – Writing format
      • Make-up work

    Week 4: (Aug. 30 – Sept. 3)

    8/30 Monday:

    • BEGIN: Module 2 - Lesson 4 – The Race for Empires
      • Introduce Cornell Notes (AVID – Structure)
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)

    8/31 Tuesday:

    • Station/Rotation/investigation – Native America Regions – Class Activity

    9/01 Wednesday:

    • Station rotation investigation – Native America Regions – Class Activity

    9/02 Thursday:

    • FINISH: Module 2 - Lesson 4 – The Race for Empires
      • Introduce Cornell Notes (AVID – Structure)
        • Learning Target
        • Notes Sections
        • Leveled Questions
        • Summary – Formative Assessment – R.A.T.i.C.(E)

    9/03 Friday:

    • No School – Purple Day

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