Monday, December 12: We reviewed for the test next class with a review relay. We then discussed how we analyze documents, looking at historical pictures and playing "what do you see". With the few minutes left, students were able to put finishing touches on their Facebook posters.
Due: Facebook Poster & Mountain Man Report
In Class: No assignments
Homework: Study for Test, Workbook ready to turn in
Wednesday, December 14: Today we took the unit test on explorers of Utah. We then looked at the pictures on T. 72-73 to practice document analysis. Students chose one of the large pictures from either page and made a list of the things they saw, a sentence on what they thought the picture was showing, and a paragraph answering the question in the caption of the picture.
In Class: Unit Test, Document Analysis Paragraph
Friday, December 16: We discussed cause and effect, completing W. 66-67. Students then read a selection about the Donner Party and came up with some causes and effects from the article, writing them on W. 68. If absent, find the article on the Documents page.
In Class: W. 66-68
Homework: Current Event #4, Rendezvous next class
Tuesday, December 6: Students worked on their one page typed research paper on their chosen mountain man. They then started making their Facebook profile posters for their mountain man.
Due: Current Event #3
In Class: Mountain Man research report and Facebook poster
Homework: Finish research report
Thursday, December 8: Students had the class period to work on their mountain man Facebook profile posters.
Due: Research report
In Class: Facebook poster
Homework: Share research report with Ms. Nay, finish Facebook poster