Thursday, March 31, 2011
Today in class students read a story in order to better understand how a strike worked and how a compromise can prevent bigger problems. Then we started an activity to simulate what it was like to work in a mine in Utah in the 1920's. DUE TOMORROW: Family interview questions!!!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Today in class students learned about how they will be writing a paper comparing their family coming to Utah to earlier immigrants to Utah. Then they learned about Greek, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE FRIDAY: Family Interview Questions!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Today in class students continued working on their Native American meets settlers poster. DUE TOMORROW: 1) Late work for Quarter 3 will no longer be accepted after 4 PM! 2) Native American posters must be finished during class time!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Today in class students worked on creating posters to represent what happened when Utah's Native Americans met the settlers. DUE TOMORROW: Learning Center Check #3 (10 points)! DUE FRIDAY @ 4 PM: All late work for the 3rd quarter!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Today in class students were assigned groups and given instructions on how to create the posters about what happened when the Native Americans met the settlers in Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE WEDNESDAY: Learning Center Check #3 (10 points)! DUE FRIDAY @ 4 PM: Any remaining late work for the 3rd Quarter (which ends Friday April 1)!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Today in class (just like yesterday), students re-enacted the "Columbian exchange" which is what historians call the trading of goods, ideas, and practices between Native Americans and Europeans. They also learned about how disease and the loss of land devastated Utah's Native American population. DUE TOMORROW: Signed parent-teacher conference forms for those who did not come to conferences last Thursday!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Today in class students finished learning about and discussing the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE WEDNESDAY: Signed Parent-Teacher Conference forms from those parents who were unable to visit me during conferences last Thursday.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Today in class students pushed handcarts on their way to Utah in the "Mormon Trail" simulation game. There they learned the difficulties of moving west in the 1850's. Tonight we have parent-teacher conferences from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. See you then! DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Today students passed in "What if Utah Were a Part of Mexico?" essays and Learning Center #2 work. Then students read interviews that were done with members of Utah's Chicano-Hispano community about life in Utah for them. DUE MONDAY: Nothing, but students can turn in late learning centers if they need to.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Today in class students learned about how Utah and other Southwestern states were taken from Mexico by the US during the Mexican-American War. Then they wrote about how life might be different if this were currently a part of Mexico. DUE TOMORROW: "What if Utah Were Part of Mexico" essay and Learning Center #2 (worth 10 points)!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Today in class students read about the people that came to Utah while it was still under the control of Spain and then Mexico. These groups were the fur trappers, US government explorers, and the Latter Day Saint pioneers. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE FRIDAY: Learning Center Check #2 worth 10 points!