Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Today students were introduced to the new unit about English colonization of what we now call the United States of America. They studied Queen Elizabeth I's decision to start the colony of Roanoke. DUE TODAY: Slavery Levels of Questions. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Today in class students took the essay tests about the reasons Columbus and the Europeans came to the New World, the effects their "discovery" had on the world, and whether or not we should celebrate Columbus Day--in the opinions of the students. DUE TODAY: Essay Tests! DUE NEXT TIME: Nothing.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Today students finished preparing themselves for the essay test about the reasons Columbus made his voyage, the effects of his "discovery," and whether or not we should celebrate Columbus Day or not. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE TOMORROW: Essay test due at the end of the period.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Today in class students continued examining how Europeans were able to use guns, germs, and steel to their advantage in conquering massive empires around the globe. DUE TODAY: Video Questions for Period 2. Nothing for Period 6. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but all late work for Quarter 1 is due on Wednesday by 3:40 PM since Friday is the final day of the quarter!
Today students examined how cultural syncretism between Europeans and Native Americans created the cultures we know today as American and Latino. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but all late work for Quarter 1 is due on Wednesday by 3:40 PM since Friday is the final day of the quarter!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Today students watched a documentary called "Guns, Germs, and Steel" that demonstrated how the Spanish conquered the Inca of Peru while also examining why European societies generally dominated Native American societies for hundreds of years. DUE TODAY: Film questions. DUE NEXT TIME: Nothing.
Today in class students learned about the effects of the Mexican-American War on both nations. Then they wrote a short essay about how life would be different in Utah if it were still a part of Mexico. DUE TODAY: "What if..." Essays. DUE NEXT TIME: Nothing.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Today students learned about visitors who came to Utah while Mexico controlled this land. That included trappers, US government explorers, and the LDS Pioneers. Then they began to read about the Mexican War. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE TOMORROW: What if Mexico Had Won the War? Essay
Friday, October 12, 2012
Today in class students finished their Native American Culture Change posters. Then we began a new unit focusing on the history of Spanish-speaking people and their impact on Utah's history. DUE TODAY: Native American Culture Change posters! DUE MONDAY: Nothing.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Today in class students learned about how European American settlers tried to get Native Americans to change their culture. We also began investigating if the event that happened in 1863 at Bear River was a battle or a massacre. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE FRIDAY: Parent-student Voting Assignment.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Today students began studying how the arrival of Europeans drastically changed the lives of Utah Native Americans. In particular, we focused on the spread of diseases and loss of Native American lands to settler. DUE TODAY: Finish the Disease and Hunger handout. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.