Tuesday, September 30: Class began with the Unit 3 Vocabulary Quiz, after which those students who needed to retake to counties quiz did so. Next, students watched a video about the Anasazi and wrote 6 quiz questions about the video. We took a break halfway through the video to look at a chart of the Native American populations in Utah from the 2000 U.S. Census report.
Due: Current Event #4
In Class: Vocab Quiz, Video Quiz Question Creation
Thursday, October 2: Students had their last chance in class to pass the counties quiz. With their 4 o’clock partner, students figured out based on the provided information in the textbook where each of the historic tribes of Utah lived and plotted them on the map of Utah in their workbooks on page 26. Students were then introduced to their first historic tribe of Utah: the Paiute. Using the PowerPoint presentation, students completed the Paiute section of their Native American chart (see Documents page for PowerPoint, chart on p. 29 of workbook). Students then began to watch the Paiute episode of We Shall Remain, a video created by the Paiute tribe today. Students answered the attention questions on page 32 of their workbooks as they viewed the episode.
In Class: Tribe Location Map (p. 26), Paiute Charted Information, Paiute Video Attention Questions (ongoing - if absent, see Ms. Nay)
Monday, September 22: Students began by taking the first counties quiz. They may take this as many times as they would like up until October 3rd to get 100%. We will take it in each class period up until that point. Students then participated in an archaeology activity, having to reassemble 'primary source' artifacts and try to understand them. Next we discussed what is in a name? Why are Native Americans called that? What other names do they go by? Lastly, we began to go over the prehistoric groups of people who lived in Utah. Using the Chapter 3 PowerPoint, we discussed the Paleo and Archaic Indians and completed that section of the chart on p. 28 of the workbook.
In Class: p. 28 first two groups
Homework: make sure Geology Unit work in workbook is complete
(includes study guide, p. 21, p. 22, and 6 starters)
Wednesday, September 24: Class once again began with a counties quiz. If a student has already achieved 100% they do not need to take the quiz again. After the quiz, we resumed the PowerPoint on the prehistoric groups of Utah. We discussed the Anasazi and Fremont tribes while completing the chart on p. 28. Together we placed these groups onto the timeline on p. 27 of the workbook, using p. 40-41 of the textbook as a guide. Lastly, we watched a couple of video clips about the atlatl and figured out how it worked.
Due: Workbook (p. 19 study guide attached, p. 21, p. 22, 6 Starters)
In class: finished p. 28 in workbook
Friday, September 26: First thing was another counties quiz for those who have not reached 100%. As students finish, they may work on p. 30 of the workbook. Then, as a class, we read p. 42-43, 45-46 in the textbook and completed a Read, Stop, Write (see documents page if absent). Next we compared and contrasted the Prehistoric Native American groups. Lastly, the class was introduced the the Unit Project Menu on p. 41 of the workbook. Students are to choose one project and work on it at home. The project will be due on November 11th.
In Class: One Read Stop Write
Homework: Choose your project from the Unit Project Menu on p. 41, Current
Tuesday, September 16: First students took a counties pre-test. They then went over how mountains are created, using p. 22 of the workbook as a source. Students completed the questions on p. 22. Students then had the rest of the class to work on their Geology Pamphlets. The pamphlet will be due next class and can be used on the test.
Due: Current Event #3
In Class: P. 22 in workbook ('Reading Assessment')
Homework: Complete Geology Pamphlet (instructions on p. 23 of workbook)
Thursday, September 18: Students to the test on geology, using their pamphlets to help them. After the test, the class went over the vocabulary for Unit 3 (on page 25 of workbook).
Due: Geology Pamphlet
In Class: Geology Test
Monday, September 8: Students were given 10 minutes to review for the test. Students then took the unit test on the Geography of Utah (if absent, please make up this test after school within one week. See Ms. Nay if you have questions). Students received their textbooks during the test. We then went over the Unit 2 vocabulary (found on page 17 of the workbook) as a class in preparation for the Vocabulary Quiz on Friday. Next we went over the introductory PowerPoint on the geology of Utah and completed the notes on p. 18 of the workbook. Finally, students started working on the Chapter 2 Study Guide (separate from workbook; see documents page for newut2wksh). Workbooks were turned in at the end of class.
Due: Unit 1 assignments in workbook
In Class: Chapter 2 Vocabulary, Utah's Geologic History PowerPoint Notes,
Chapter 2 Study Guide
Wednesday, September 10: Today students finished the Chapter 2 Study Guide and glued it into their workbooks. The class then discussed how natural forces change the land and completed page 21 in the workbook. In any remaining time, the class reviewed vocabulary words for Friday's quiz.
In Class: Chapter 2 Study Guide, P. 21 in workbook
Homework: Unfinished in class assignments
Friday, September 12: Class began with a Vocab Quiz. The class then had a discussion of the creation of mountains. Students completed page 22 in the workbook. Students then began working on their pamphlet on Utah's Geology. The instructions are on page 23 of the workbook. This will be due September 18.
In Class: P. 22 in workbook
Homework: at least two panels of Geology Pamphlet completed, Current
Tuesday, September 2: First we discussed current events. What did you see in the news? What do you think about it? Then we drew a diagram of the Rain Shadow Effect on p. 14 of our workbooks and discussed what happens. Next, we reviewed the Mountains, Rivers, and Lakes of Utah and played Splat the Board. Finally, we started writing our essay on our favorite place in Utah, using the 5 Themes of Geography to describe it. This is homework to finish.
Turned in: Current Event #2
Homework: Finish Favorite Place Prompt #2 (in workbook)
*Test on September 8th includes 5 Themes, Mtns., Rivers, Lakes, Rain Shadow
Thursday, September 4: Class began with a demonstration of the Rain Shadow Effect. The class then reviewed for the test on Monday. Finally, students worked on the National Parks Online Scavenger Hunt (instructions and questions in the workbook). If not finished in class, this is homework.
Homework: Study for test, Finish Unit 1 work in workbook