Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Today we began block schedule due to CRT testing in science, language arts, and math. In my class, we finished watching the film about Swedish immigrant Joe Hill. Then we answered the Big Picture Question from this unit. Finally, we began a new unit by studying about Utah's Pacific Islander pioneers. DUE TODAY: Big Picture Question. DUE NEXT TIME: Signed Grade Printoffs!
Today we began block schedule due to CRT's in science, language arts, and math. In my class we studied the early battles of the Civil War, especially Bull Run and Antietam. Then we examined why the Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history. Finally, we went outside so that I could have students re-enact the military tactics used by both armies at the start of the war. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Signed Grade Printoffs!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Today in all classes students heard a presentation from City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. He talked to them about what city government does for them and had them brainstorm ideas on good routes for future streetcar routes in Glendale. DUE TODAY: Life as a Slave Projects for 8th graders only.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today in class students heard a presentation from "Gear Up"--a program at East High that gives students free tutoring and advice on college applications and financial aid. Then we continued working on "Life as a Slave" projects. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: "Life as a Slave" Projects!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Today in class students finished learning about the changes caused by the railroad coming to Utah. Then they explored in greater depth the wave of immigration from Italy and Greece that began in the 1870's. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Venn Diagram Comparing your family to other immigrants.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today in class students continued the "Causes of the Civil War" game by examining the implications of the Dred Scott Supreme Court case and by taking a mock vote on whether or not to sign a petition to pardon the abolitionist John Brown for his attempt to start a violent slave rebellion. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Causes of Civil War packets.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today in class students continued the "Causes of the Civil War" Game. They re-enacted the historic votes on the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act yesterday and voted on the Kansas-Nebraska Act and formation of the Republican Party today. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Causes of the Civil War packets.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Today students learned about how slaves might attempt to escape without planning (rarely successful) or how they might use the Underground Railroad (more often successful). We also examined the role that Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth played in helping slaves win their freedom. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Nothing.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Today in class students read an interview with an ex-slave named Charlie Aarons to understand life as a "field hand." Then they explored an interactive website about the Melrose House in Natchez, Mississippi to understand life as a "house servant." DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE NEXT TIME: Nothing.