, CurMonday, November 30: Class began with the Unit 4 Vocabulary Quiz. If absent, please come to a lab to make this up. We then made a foldable for W. 51 and learned about the famous mountain men. If absent, take notes on W. 51 about the mountain men found in the powerpoint called UTJChp4 on the documents page. Students then reviewed what we learned by completing W. 52-53.
In Class: W. 51-53
Wednesday, December 2: Today students wrote their own tall tale, taking an experience from their own life and exaggerating it. They wrote their tall tale on W. 58. Students were then introduced to the Mountain Man Facebook Project (see W. 60). They were assigned their mountain man to research and began to complete the research chart on W. 61-62. The research part should be completed by the end of next class.
In Class: Tall Tale (W. 58), Research (W. 61-62)
Homework: Work on research
Friday, December 4: Students finished up their research for their mountain man project. They then started writing their essay, which should be at least five paragraphs in length, typed, double spaced, 11-12 pt font.
In Class: Finish research, start essay
Homework: Work on essay, Current Event #4
Tuesday, November 24: Today we learned some mountain man slang. We then read T. 73 and did a RSW. Next, we learned about the rendezvous according to Beckwourth (W. 55). We also did some mountain man math (W. 54). Students then compared their own life to the life of a trapper (W. 50). Lastly, we learned about tall tales, what they are, and heard some tall tales (read W. 56-57). If time, students began writing their own tall tales.
Due: Advertisement, Current Event
In Class: W. 55, 54, 50, RSW T. 73
Homework: study for vocabulary quiz
Monday, November 16: Class began with the unit test on the Native Americans of Utah. If absent, please come to a lab to make up this test. We then completed the Spanish Explorers map on W. 46. If absent, see Ms. Nay for the terms and notes.
In Class: Unit Test, W. 46
Homework: Finish Unit Project - due next class!
Wednesday, November 18: Students presented their unit projects today. Students then went on an expedition around the school, making a map of the their journey on W. 47
Due: Unit Project
In Class: W. 47
Friday, November 20: Today we started learning about mountain men. Students were given some background knowledge about the mountain men. Students then completed an application to become a mountain man (W. 49). Next we read T. 72 and completed a read stop write on W. 73. Lastly, students created their own advertisement to recruit mountain men (see W. 59 activity #1 for instructions). These are due next class.
In Class: W. 49, RSW T. 72, Mountain Man Advertisement
Homework: Current Event, Finish Advertisement
Tuesday, November 10: Today we completed the chart on W. 29 by learning about the Navajo (see UTJ Chp 3 PPT on Documents page). We then watched the last episode of We Shall Remain (Navajo), completing the accompanying video guide in the workbook (if absent, try to answer the questions using what you know and the internet, or come to a lab to view the episode). We then talked about the difference between primary and secondary sources and practiced analyzing a primary source. Lastly, students worked on the review questions on W. 42-43.
Due: Current Event #2
In Class: Navajo part of W. 29, Navajo We Shall Remain Video Guide W. 33, Started W. 42
Homework: Unit Project
Thursday, November 12: Students were given time to work on the review questions on W. 42-43. They then participated in a review activity for the test next class.
In Class: W. 42-43
Homework: Study for Unit Test, Make sure workbook ready to turn in, Unit Project
Monday, November 2: Today was our Pow-wow! We wove bracelets, made dreamcatchers, and competed a Native American Internet Scavenger Hunt. If you were absent, find the scavenger hunt on the documents page and complete it.
In Class: Native American Internet Scavenger Hunt
Homework: Work on Unit Project
Wednesday, November 4: Today we went over the Ute portion of the UTJ Chapter 3 Powerpoint and added the notes to the chart on W. 29. If absent, find the PowerPoint on the documents page. We then watched the Ute episode of We Shall Remain and completed W. 35 (if absent, try to answer the questions on W. 35 with the internet or come to an after school lab to watch the video). We then went over the Powerpoint on the Spiritual Side of the Native Americans of Utah and created a foldable on W. 40 (if absent, find the Powerpoint called "Indian Mythology" and take some notes on W. 40).
In Class: Ute part of W. 29, Ute Video Guide W. 35, Spiritual Side notes W. 40
Homework: Work on Unit Project
Friday, November 6: We added to our historic tribes chart on W. 29 with the Shoshone (if absent, get powerpoint UTJChp3 from documents page and complete Shoshone part of chart). We watched the Shoshone episode of We Shall Remain and completed W. 34 (if absent, try to answer the questions on W. 34 with the internet or come to an after school lab to watch the video). We then went over a Powerpoint on the impact the tribes have had on Utah and made a foldable for notes on W. 40 (if absent, find the Powerpoint called "Influence of NA on Utah" and take some notes on W. 40). If time, we began working on the test review questions on W. 42-43.
In Class: Shoshone part of W. 29, Shoshone Video Guide W. 34, Impact on Utah notes W. 40
Homework: Work on Unit Project, Current Event #2