Mr. Ewing

Mike enters year 10th year of teaching at Stadium View, and 12th year overall, in the fall of 2020. Before teaching at Stadium View, he was employed in advertising and graphic design. In 2015 Mr. Ewing received special recognition as one of the Top 100 educators in Minneapolis Public Schools.

 

By using his background in visual arts, Mike focuses on visual communication and critical thinking through steps and pieces to make strong connections in and out of the classroom.  

 

Mike earned his Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in marketing and finance. Additionally course work was taken in the Earth Sciences, History, and Law.

 

He holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and holds a second Masters Degree in Technology Integration. 

 

His goal is to develop lifelong learning through curiosity of the process and approaching subjects from more than just a textbook. His goal is to teach his courses with a focus on critical thinking and retaining information for it’s application in cross curricula applications.

 

Mike is a supporter of the arts and comes from a background in athletics and coaching which he brings to the classroom in hopes of helping each student achieve their life and academic goals. 

 

Classroom hours: 

First Period: 8:00 to 10:30

Second Period: 12:00 to 2:30

Afterschool: 3:30 to 5:00

 

Contact: mike.ewing@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

Week at a glance:

 

ADC Weekly Schedule: First Period: 8:00-10:30, Second Period: 12:00-2:30, Afterschool: 3:30-5:00

 

Weeks of 1-4 to 1-18-21

 

Week B

Current News & World Events (link)

Economics: 02401

Week

Chapter 1

In this unit, read to find out...

what role economics plays in your life.

what role you play in the economic system of the United States.

what kinds of different economic systems operate around the world.

Key Vocabulary

economics

microeconomics

macroeconomics

scarcity

factors of production

labor

goods

services

capital

productivity

technology

entrepreneurship

Materials for activity (link)

Glencoe Economics Text

“Virginia’s Economics and Personal Finance Course”Excerpt From: Virginia Department of Education. “Personal Finance.” Virginia Department of Education, 2012. Apple Books. ‎Personal Finance (link)

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Chapter 2 Economic Systems and the American Economy

In this section, you will learn about the four basic types of economic systems and how each one answers the three basic questions of what, how, and for whom to produce.

Key Vocabulary

economic system

traditional economy

command economy

market economy

market

circular flow of income and output

mixed economy

Materials for activity (link)

Glencoe Economics Text

“Virginia’s Economics and Personal Finance Course”Excerpt From: Virginia Department of Education. “Personal Finance.” Virginia Department of Education, 2012. Apple Books. ‎Personal Finance (link)

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Physical Science: 056010

Week

Chapter 1: How do scientists investigate the natural world?

In this unit, read to find out...

What skills do scientists use to learn about the world?

What do physical scientists study?

Key Vocabulary

scientific inquiry

controlled experiment

hypothesis

data communicating model

scientific theory scientific law

parameter

manipulated variable

responding variable

Materials for activity (link)

Glencoe Physical Science Text

Harcourt Environmental Science

Everything Series: Science

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Chapter 3: The Geosphere

In this unit, read to find out...

“Describe the composition and structure of Earth.

Describe Earth’s tectonic plates.

Explain the main cause of earthquakes and their effects.”

Key Vocabulary

“geosphere | hydrosphere | ​
crust | mantle | core | ​
lithosphere | asthenosphere | tectonic plate | ​
chemical weathering | erosion”

Materials for activity (link)

Glencoe Physical Science Text

Harcourt Environmental Science

Everything Series: Science

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

World History: 02201

Week

Historical & Thinking Skills

Standards & Learning Targets

1. The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source. 2. Historians develop theses and use evidence to support or refute positions. 3. Historians analyze cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including multiple causation and long- and short-term causal relations.

Big Ideas / Essential Questions

Evidence How do we know what to believe? What do we do when sources disagree? Should we question everything? How do we make a strong argument? Change What are the causes and effects historical events and patterns?

Strategies/Activities

Historians as detectives discussion and video clip Historical Evidence in Your Daily Life activity History Habits of Mind reading Historical Inquiry video and graphic organizer notes Primary/Secondary sources Headlines bias activity Claims and evidence tasks

Materials for activity

Holt McDougal’s World History

Chapter 25

FRONTLINE Investigates the Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence in a Two-Hour Special (link)

Everything Series: World History

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Enlightenment and Revolutions

Standards & Learning Targets

4. The Scientific Revolution impacted religious, political, and cultural institutions by challenging how people viewed the world. 5. Enlightenment ideas regarding human nature and society challenged religious authority, absolute rule and mercantilism. 6. Enlightenment ideas on the relationship of the individual and the government influenced the American and French Revolutions. 7. The American and French Revolutions influenced Latin American revolutions for independence.

Big Ideas / Essential Questions

Change What are the causes and effects of historical events and patterns? What makes a revolution successful? Democracy What does it mean to have a democracy? Does government work for the people? What does it mean to have a democracy?

Strategies/Activities

Scientific Revolution Painting discussion Dangerous ideas discussion Key Enlightenment Concepts chart Enlightenment vocabulary organizer Enlightenment and Revolution interactive slide lecture Matrix for Comparing the American, French, and Latin American Revolutions Enlightenment Museum

Materials for activity

Holt McDougal’s World History

Chapter 25

FRONTLINE Investigates the Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence in a Two-Hour Special (link)

Everything Series: World History

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Intermediate Algebra: 041110

Week

Words and Expressions

This lesson uses students' prior knowledge of operational clue words and applies it to translating written phrases into algebraic expressions and vice versa, as well as analyzing word problems for key clue words and writing the representative expression.

Variables and Expressions

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Properties

Students will be able to do the following:

Present their property visually and orally.

Recognize, define, and apply the properties of numbers.

Justify whether a property holds for a given set of numbers and operations.

Ordered Pairs and Relations

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Life Skills

Week

Parenting & Building a Strong Family

Objective

Students will learn about different types of families and caring for family members. Students will show how positive parenting skills can help build strong families.

Materials for activity

Glencoe's Applying Life Skills (link)

Film: In My Father's House

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Pathways to Careers

Objective

Students will learn about the world of work. In your unit thematic project you will create a plan for achieving a career that interests you. Students will also create a career ladder. A career ladder is a planned sequence of jobs through which a person progresses to achieve his or her career goals.

Materials for activity

Glencoe's Applying Life Skills (link)

Bureau of Labor & Statistics (link)

Career & Occupations Database

Local Resources for Education

Film: One Week Job

Film: Most Likely to Succeed

Staying Educated

Resources & Motivational Tools

Film: DropOut Nation

Film: Unlikely

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Health 101

Week

Standard

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Outcome

a. Students will explain the causes health problems and treatment of alcoholism. b. Students will identify and explain dietary guidelines to reduce the risk of developing health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and hypoglycemia.

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Standard

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Outcome

a. Students will explain the causes health problems and treatment of alcoholism. b. Students will identify and explain dietary guidelines to reduce the risk of developing health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and hypoglycemia.

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Government & U.S. History: 02311

Week

Foundations of Government

Objective

Students will learn about the many different aspects of the foundations of government through visual and written forms.

Materials for activity (link)

Frontline PBS Government (link)

Government Textbook: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT (link)

History Channel

Everything Series: U.S. History

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution

Objective

Students will learn about the many different aspects of the foundations of government through visual and written forms.

Materials for activity (link)

Frontline PBS Black Panthers (link)

Government Textbook: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT (link)

History Channel

Everything Series: U.S. History

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Geography: 02101

Week

Topic: The Five Themes of Geography

Main Ideas

“Geographers view the world in terms of the use of space.

Geographers study the world by looking at location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction. ”

Places & Themes

“geography | absolute location | relative location | hemisphere | equator | prime meridian | latitude | longitude ”

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.

Week

Topic: The Earth Inside & Out

Main Ideas

“The earth is the only habitable planet in the sun’s solar system.

The drifting of the continents shaped the world we live in today. ”

Places & Themes

“continent | solar system | core | mantle | magma | crust | atmosphere | lithosphere | hydrosphere | biosphere | continental drift ”

Areas of Differentiation

Areas of Differentiation for the Following Lesson:

Through Content

Match vocabulary words to definitions.

Differentiate fact from opinion in the story.

Present a Mindmap presentation summarizing the lesson.

Through Process

Provide textbooks for visual and word learners.

Allow auditory learners to listen to audio books (Chapter Introductions & Summaries).

Exit Slips

Write down two things you learned today.

Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. What would you tell him/her?

Write down one question you have about today’s lesson.

Write down one thing I can do to help you.