Monday, January 30: Today students read T. 186-187 & 174-175, writing a summary on W. 3 and writing 2 quiz style questions for both mining and railroad towns on that page as well. They then asked each other their questions, quizzing one another. Next, students worked on their Mission to Mars. If time, they started on the brochure part of their project.
In Class: Finished W. 3, M2M
Wednesday, February 1: Students completed a read stop write (RSW) for T. 127 & 129. They then worked on their M2M projects.
In Class: RSW 127 & 129, M2M
Friday, February 3: Students completed a read stop write (RSW) for T. 130-131. They then worked on their M2M projects. We also reviewed for our test next class.
In Class: RSW 130-131, M2M
Homework: Study for test; workbook ready to turn in, Current Event #2
Tuesday, January 24: Today we discussed the features of Utah settlements. We read T. 128 and completed the top half of W. 3 using the textbook page. We discussed how the grid system works. Students then participated in an activity to review the grid system. Next, students completed W. 20-21. If they finish with some time left, they complete W. 19.
Due: Current Event #1, W. 7-10 Complete
In Class: W. 3 (top half) using T. 128, W. 20-21, If time: W. 19
Thursday, January 26: Students completed W. 19 and shared their addresses with a partner. They then read an article about one of Utah's colleges, and wrote a summary about that college (2nd period only; 4th period had science fair).
In Class: W. 3 completed, W. 12-13 completed
Homework: W. 12-13 completed
Wednesday, January 18: Today we worked on our Mission to Mars project, comparing the 19th century pioneers to modern pioneers to Mars. We completed the Transportation and Clothing sections (W. 5-10).
Due: W. 6 should be completed
In Class: W. 5-10
Homework: W. 7-10 complete
Friday, January 20: Students completed a RSW for T. 120-123. We continued our Mission to Mars project, today learning about the food of the nineteenth century pioneers and then thinking about our modern pioneers. We completed W. 11-12.
Due: W. 7-10 complete
In Class: W. 11-12, RSW 120-123
Homework: W. 11-12 complete, Current Event #1
Monday, January 9: Today we reviewed for the unit test next class. We then participated in some pioneer activities.
In Class: No assignments
Homework: Study for test
Wednesday, January 11: We took the unit test today. If absent, please come to a lab ASAP to make this up. Students received their new workbooks today. If absent, see Ms. Nay to pick yours up. Students made new clock partners. We then read T. 110-111, 138-139. Next we completed the chart on the top of W. 2 (in the new workbook). Ms. Nay then introduced the Mission to Mars project we will be working on as we discuss the settlement of Utah.
In Class: Unit Test
Friday, January 13: We learned about the problems with settling in Utah. We used T. 126 as well as information from Ms. Nay to complete W. 2. If absent, see Ms. Nay or a friend for the information. We then discussed more modern attempts at settlement, meaning the settlement of Mars. We read W. 4 to explain the project. Students then started the Travel portion of the Mission to Mars (M2M) project. With a clock partner, they read W. 5. They then answered the questions on W. 6-7, using complete sentences and using the space provided to give detailed answers. We will continue working on this next week.
Due: All late work
In Class: W. 2, W. 6-7
Homework: W. 6 Complete
Tuesday, January 3: Today we mapped out the Mormon migration to Utah. See the Prezi link below for the terms to write on the map notes on W. 69. If absent, also read T. 98-108 for the information discussed with the map. Students then completed W. 70, unscrambling the terms and matching them to their definitions. If there was extra time, we played the board game on W. 71.
Due: Current Event #5
In Class: W. 70-71
Homework: Community Experience, Workbook ready to turn in
Thursday, January 5: Today we played Oregon Trail, writing down what we did in the game on another piece of paper. If absent, the link is on the Utah Studies home page. We then reviewed for the unit test next Wednesday.
Due: Community Experience, Workbook
In Class: Oregon Trail Game Summary
MORMON MIGRATION PREZI LINK