Thursday, May 29: Students learned about the Navajo Codetalkers. They tried to write their own Navajo code on W. 76.
In Class: Navajo Codetalkers (W. 76)
Homework: All work due tomorrow
Monday, May 20: Today we reviewed for the final and watched a video of the pictures from our field trip.
Due: Workbook (turned in and returned during class)
In Class: Review
Wednesday, May 22: Today was the final exam. If absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP! Students then worked on their ABC Books.
In Class: Final Exam
Homework: ABC Book to a point where you can finish it and turn it in next class
Friday, May 24: Students had the class period to finish their ABC Books. These are due today!
Due: ABC Books
In Class: ABC Books
Homework: Anything your grade needs
Tuesday, May 14: First we had a reading quiz. Then we finished reading Journey to Topaz. We discussed the book and then worked on ABC books. Students began making their actual books today. Students also received the study guide for the final.
Due: Community Experience, Current Event #3, Workbook (since we didn't on Friday)
In Class: ABC Book
Homework: None - just remember field trip tomorrow!
Thursday, May 16: We discussed the Navajo Code Talkers today. Students tried to write a code in Navajo. They then worked on their ABC Books.
In Class: Navajo Code, ABC Books
Homework: Cover on ABC Book complete, study for final
Monday, May 6: First students took a quiz on Journey to Topaz Chp. 1-8 (if absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP to take the quiz). We then discussed the causes of WW2 and the rise of the Nazi party. Next, students were given instructions for the ABC Book. They were given time to finish The New Deal worksheet started last class and then begin outlining their ABC books while Ms. Nay read Journey to Topaz 9-10.
Due: J2T 7-8
In Class: J2T 1-8 Quiz, W. 65, J2T 9-10
Homework: Read J2T 9-10
Wednesday, May 8: We discussed the progression of WW2 and then watched part 3 of War, Depression, War, answering the remaining questions on W. 57. We then read J2T 11-12. Students were given a little time to work on their ABC books.
Due: J2T 9-10
In Class: W. 57, J2T 11-12
Homework: Read J2T 11-12
Friday, May 10: Today we discussed rationing in WW2. Students read W. 68-69 and answered the questions on W. 70. We then read J2T 13-14 and students were given a little time to work on their ABC books.
Due: J2T 11-12
In Class: W. 68-70, J2T 13-14
Homework: J2T 13-14, Current Event #3, Community Experience
Tuesday, April 30: We finished watching the Topaz documentary, completing notes on W. 82-83. We then read chp. 5-6 of Journey to Topaz.
Due: Current Event #2
In Class: W. 82-83, J2T 5-6
Homework: Finish J2T 5-6
Thursday, May 2: We took some general notes about the causes of the Great Depression on W. 62. If absent, see a peer or Ms. Nay for notes. Students then completed W. 63 about the New Deal using their textbooks. Then we started J2T chp. 7.
Due: J2T 5-6 read
In Class: W. 62, W. 63, J2T 7
Homework: J2T 7-8
Monday, April 22: Students created a political cartoon on a current or historical issue.
In Class: Political Cartoon
Homework: Political Cartoon
Wednesday, April 24: Students were introduced to the novel we will be reading about the Japanese internment camp at Topaz. The novel is called Journey to Topaz (J2T). Books were checked out to the students, who are in charge of the care of the book until we finish it. We read the intro and chapters 1 & 2. If absent, please see Ms. Nay ASAP for a copy of the book so that you can get caught up. We also completed W. 75.
Due: Political Cartoon
In Class: J2T Chp. 1-2, W. 75
Homework: Workbook up-to-date
Friday, April 26: We read J2T Chp. 3-4. We then started a documentary on Topaz. As we watched, students were expected to take ten notes on W. 82. If absent, either come to a lab to watch the documentary or read about Topaz in your textbook and take ten notes.
In Class: J2T Chp. 3-4, Topaz notes on W. 82
Homework: Current Event #2
Tuesday, April 2: Using the old textbook, students completed W. 46, making lists of our rights and obligations as citizens of the US and of Utah. They were then introduced to the Progressive Era, watching some video clips to explain some of the reforms that took place during the era. Students completed W. 52-53 using T. 234-236).
Due: Current Event #1, Workbook
In Class: W. 46, W. 52-53
Thursday, April 4: We learned about World War I today. First, students took notes about WWI on W. 54-55 (if absent, find PowerPoint on Documents page). Next, we watched part 1 of War, Depression, War and answered questions 1-5 on W. 56 (if absent, come to a lab to watch the ten minute video clip). Finally, students took notes on W. 58-59 on propaganda during WWI and the purpose of political cartoons (PowerPoint on documents page).
In Class: W. 54-55, W. 1-5 on W. 56, W. 58-59
Homework: Ideas for political cartoon
Monday, March 25: Today we created a Foldable for W. 44 and took notes on the Federal Government set up. If absent, see Ms. Nay or a peer for the notes.
In Class: Notes on W. 44
Wednesday, March 27: Today we completed the state side of the foldable on W. 44 (if absent, see Ms. Nay or a peer for the notes). Students then used the old Utah textbooks to work on W. 47-50.
In Class: W. 44 Completed, W. 47-50
Homework: W. 47-48 complete
Friday, March 29: Today we discussed checks and balances, taking some notes on W. 45 (if absent, see Ms. Nay or a peer for the notes). Students then completed the Chp. 10 fill in the blanks on W. 47-50.
Due: W. 47-48 complete
In Class: W. 45 notes, W. 49-50
Homework: W. 47-50 complete, Current Event #1, Workbook up-to-date
Tuesday, March 19: Students created a foldable for W. 38 and took notes based off the Prezi. Students then answered as many of the questions on W. 40 as they could.
In Class: W. 38 Foldable
Homework: Most of W. 40 complete
Thursday, March 21: Students discussed the Utah War and took some notes on W. 39. If absent, find the Utah War PPT on the Documents page and write ten interesting facts on W. 39. Students then completed what they could of W. 41. We then went over the answers for W. 40-41.
Due: W. 40
In Class: Utah War Notes, W. 41
Monday, March 11: Students had time to work on their territorial newspapers.
In Class: Newspaper
Wednesday, March 13: Students again had time to work on their territorial newspapers. These are due next class.
In Class: Newspaper
Friday, March 15: Students completed a Read, Stop, Write for T. 150-151. They then went over the vocabulary on W. 37 and did the following on a separate piece of paper:
1. Write the word so you'll remember it
2. Use it in a sentence
3. Write a synonym
4. Write an antonym
5. Draw a small, simple picture to represent the word.
In Class: RSW 150-151, Vocabulary