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 ten years, eight 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. Additonally, 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 24: (Jan. 17 – Jan. 21)

    1/17 Monday: NO SCHOOL – MLK Day!

    1/18 Tuesday:

    • Complete: Unit 3 – Module 5 – Lesson 1 – Video 2 (Extension Activity) – Why did the Articles of Confederation Fail and lead to the creation of the US Constitution?
      • Video Analysis Activity
      • Focused Notes
      • Summary

    1/19 Wednesday:

    • BEGIN: Unit 3 – Module 5 – Lesson 2 – The New Nation Faces Challenges – Debt and Shays Rebellion
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    1/20 Thursday:

    • FINISH: Unit 3 – Module 5 – Lesson 2 – The New Nation Faces Challenges – Debt and Shays Rebellion
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    1/21 Friday:

    • Begin: Unit 3 – Module 5 – Lesson 3A – Creating the Constitution – Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromise and Checks and Balances
      • Video Analysis Activity
      • Focused Notes
      • Summary

    Week 25: (Jan. 24 – Jan. 28)

    1/24 Monday:

    • FINISH: Unit 3 – Module 5 – Lesson 3A – Creating the Constitution – Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromise and Checks and Balances
      • Video Analysis Activity
      • Focused Notes
      • Summary

    1/25 Tuesday:

    • Study Guide – Unit 3 – Mod. 5

    1/26 Wednesday:

    • Unit 3 – Module 5 – Forming A Government Assessment (Electronic Assessment) – Will be locked by Friday

    1/27 Thursday:

    • Begin: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 1 – Creating the Constitution – Citizenship and the Constitution? (Preamble)
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    1/28 Friday:

    • Continue: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 1 – Creating the Constitution – Citizenship and the Constitution? (Legislative Branch and Executive Branch)
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    Week 26: (Jan. 31 – Feb. 4)

     1/31 Monday:

    • Continue: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 1 – Creating the Constitution – Citizenship and the Constitution? (Judicial Branch)
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    2/1 Tuesday:

    • Complete: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 1a (Extension Activity) – Creating the Constitution – How is the President of the US elected? (Executive Branch)
      • Video Analysis Activity
      • Focused Notes
      • Summary

    2/2 Wednesday:

    • FINISH: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 1 – Creating the Constitution – Citizenship and the Constitution? (Checks and Balances & Amendment Process)
      • Video Analysis
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Times of located citation
      • Summary

    2/3 Thursday:

    • Begin: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 3 – Bill of Rights
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    2/4 Friday:

    • FINISH: Unit 3 – Module 6 – Lesson 3 – Bill of Rights
      • Students will take Cornell Notes
      • Essential Questions/Learning Target
      • Notes Section
      • Leveled Questions
      • Summary

    Week 27: (Feb. 7 – Feb. 11)

    2/7 Monday:

    • Study Guide – Unit 3 – Mod. 6

    2/8 Tuesday:

    • Unit 3 – Module 6 – Assessment – Electronic Copy provided

    2/9 Wednesday:

    • Introduce: Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Students will be assigned their “Key Person”
      • All project instructions will be discussed during this time
      • All programs/resources will be provided
      • Begin - Students will begin their Research on Question 1&2
        • Students will use their textbooks, websites and primary/secondary resources to answer Questions 1&2
        • They will collect citations (answers) for each of the required questions about their assigned “Key Person” in Schoology - Google Doc.

    2/10 Thursday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Continue - Students will begin their Research on Question 3&4
        • Students will use their textbooks, websites and primary/secondary resources to answer Questions 3&4
        • They will collect citations (answers) for each of the required questions about their assigned “Key Person” in Schoology - Google Doc.

    2/11 Friday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Continue - Students will begin their Research on Question 5&6
        • Students will use their textbooks, websites and primary/secondary resources to answer Questions 5&6
        • They will collect citations (answers) for each of the required questions about their assigned “Key Person” in Schoology - Google Doc.

     Week 28: (Feb. 14 – Feb. 18)

    2/14 Monday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Continue - Students will begin their Research on Question 7&8
        • Students will use their textbooks, websites and primary/secondary resources to answer Questions 7&8
        • They will collect citations (answers) for each of the required questions about their assigned “Key Person” in Schoology - Google Doc.

    2/15 Tuesday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Begin – Visual Aid – Coin
        • Students can choose to make a “hard copy” or “electronic copy” of their coin currency for their assigned “Key Peron”.
        • For electronic – Student can use the “Piktochart” program, background image remover tool, or any other web-based program to create their coins

    2/16 Wednesday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Continue – Visual Aid – Coin
        • Students can choose to make a “hard copy” or “electronic copy” of their coin currency for their assigned “Key Peron”.
        • For electronic – students can use the “Piktochart” program, background image remover tool, or any other web-based program to create their Coin.

    2/17 Thursday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • FINISH – Visual Aid – Coin
        • Students can choose to make a “hard copy” or “electronic copy” of their coin currency for their assigned “Key Peron”.
        • For electronic – students can use the “Piktochart” program, background image remover tool, or any other web-based program to create their, Coin.

    2/18 Friday:

    • Western Expansion Project: SBA
      • Begin – Presentations
        • Students will present in their PODs.
        • Each member will have 10 minutes to argue/demonstrate why their “Key Person” from American history should have a coin minted after them.

    Week 29: (Feb. 21 – Feb. 25) – Parent Teacher Conference Week

    2/21 Monday: No School

    2/22 Tuesday: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences

    2/23 Wednesday: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences

    2/24 Thursday: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences

    2/25 Friday: No School

     

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