Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Today in class students began researching other history books (besides the textbook) for information on their research question regarding the relationship between Utah Native Americans and white American settlers. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, BUT a lot of students did NOT turn in learning centers that were due on Friday! Please turn those in as soon as possible!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Today in class students turned in learning centers and practiced using indexes in anticipation of the research that they will begin on Monday about their group's research topic regarding Native American and settler interaction. DUE MONDAY: Nothing, but if you did not turn in your learning centers on Friday, you can still turn them in late and receive full credit as long as you have not used up your 2 free lates yet. Missing those will hurt your learning and your grade so get learning centers turned in ASAP!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today in class most students finished their research from Chapter 7 regarding their topic related to Native Americans and European-American settlers. DUE TOMORROW: Learning Center Check #1 (20 points for Periods 1-2, 4-6; 10 points for Period 3)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Today students began researching what happened between Utah settlers and Utah Native Americans from the 1840's to the 1890's. The first source of information that they used today was the textbook. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but Learning Center Check #1 is due Friday!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today in class students took a quiz on the early years of the Utah settlement period. Then we began discussing the project for the next unit. Students will be in groups creating a poster that answers questions about what happened when European-American settlers met Utah Native Americans. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but recall that Learning Center Check #1 is due Friday!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Today in class students discussed what they read about Mountain Meadows Massacre yesterday. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but remember the first learning center due date is on November 20! (It is 20 points for Periods 1-2, 4-6; 10 points for Period 3.)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Today in class students read about and discussed the complex set of events that brought about the Utah War in 1857. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but students should be working on doing this quarter's learning centers. The first due date of 20 points (10 points for Period 3) is Friday, November 20. Of course students are invited to turn in as many points as they want as early as they can!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Today in class students imagined they were in charge of the settlement plans for Utah by the early LDS pioneers. Students read about and discussed the strategy that Brigham Young used. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
PS-Sorry I forgot to post on Friday. That day we read about how Brigham Young wanted his settlers to be as self-sufficient as possible.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Today in class students learned about the experiences of the Mormon pioneers as they traveled the Mormon trail. Then they read a current event about a modern day effort to bring back to Utah Lake the Utah sucker, a native fish that fed the pioneers during the winter of 1848-9 when their crops failed. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Today in class students re-enacted the Columbian exchange by trading goods to create their perfect taco. The Columbian exchange is what historians call the opening of trade and cultural mixing that went both ways between Native Americans and Europeans. Tacos are a product of this cultural mixing, as students discovered. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Today in class students analyzed their last persuasive essays in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses as writers. They wrote a letter to themselves detailing this information so that they can look at that letter when they write another essay in December. Hopefully this helps them to improve their writing each time. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.