Monday, November 26: Today we discussed the difference between fact and opinion, and why it is important to recognize the difference when studying history. We also read some tall tales. Students then took an event from their own lives and exaggerated to make a tall tale. They wrote this tall tale on W. 50. If time, they continued working on W. 46-47.
In Class: W. 50
Homework: Finish tall tale
Wednesday, November 28: Students were assigned a mountain man to research. They then researched about that mountain man using the textbook and the internet. On the Utah Studies home page, there are many websites listed for each mountain man that you can use. The research was recorded on W. 51-53.
Due: Tall Tale
In Class: W. 51-53
Homework: Finish research
Friday, November 30: If unfinished, students completed their research. They then started writing their research report. It should be two pages, typed, double-spaced, 11-12 point font and include a works cited page.
In Class: Report
Homework: Current Event #3
Tuesday, November 20: Today was our pow-wow activity. If you were absent, we really missed you! We also wrote legends on W. 35
Due: Current Event #2
In Class: W. 35
Monday, November 12: Students presented their unit projects.
In Class: Presentations
Wednesday, November 14: We introduced how mountain men came to be and what their lives were like. We then started to learn about some of the more famous mountain men.
In Class: W. 44-45 (started)
Friday, November 16: We concluded learning about famous mountain men and completed W. 44-45. Students completed the review of these people on W. 46-47.
In Class: W. 44-45, W. 46-47
Homework: Current Event #2
Tuesday, November 6: Today we completed the Impact notes on W. 36. We then reviewed for the unit test next week. Students worked on W. 38-39 as part of that review.
Due: Current Event #1
In Class: W. 36, 38-39
Homework: Finish W. 38-39, Study for Test
Thursday, November 8: Students took the test on Native Americans of Utah. They then took notes on the map on W. 42 (if absent, see Ms. Nay for the notes).
In Class: Unit Test, W. 42
Homework: Project due next class!