Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chapter 7 from A Young People‘s History of the United States

Read chapter 7 aloud in class. Complete the close reading worksheet  while reading. We will stop and discuss the reading after each page.

Close reading questions:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/12/chapter-7-as-long-as-grass-grows-or.html

Watch Crash Courses video. Discuss.


Links:
http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/interactive_map.html

Before contact with the Europeans, how many Native Americans lived in the present day United States?

How many lived on the North American continent?

Click "Cherokee Relocation." What was the "Trail of Tears"?

Click on "Native Californians." How many Native Americans were in what would become California when the Spanish missionaries arrived?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/videos/Explore-the-Trail-of-Tears.html

How many soldiers were in charge of rounding up the Cherokee? How many days did it take?

After they were rounded up, what happened to them?

What happened the winter of 1838-39?

Refer to the National Park Service exhibit handouts for additional information about the winter of 1838-39. Write a couple sentences about what that situation must have been like for the Cherokee men, women, and children.

How many Cherokee lost their lives in the forced relocation?

Resources:
http://www.pbs.org/search/?q=trail%20of%20tears

http://www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/maps.htm

Friday, January 3, 2014

Children's March Acrostic Poem Project

Topic of the poem: "The Children's March"

First, learn about "acrostic poems."

Next, using the video (Teaching Tolerance video) as inspiration,  brainstorm a list of words and phrases you will use in your poem. Look through magazines and newspapers for those words and phrases. Cut them out and arrange them on construction paper to form a poem. Glue them on construction paper. Decorate your poster with pictures and photographs relating to your theme. Or, design a hand-written poem such as the one below.

Favorite Book Quotes

“Favorite Quotes from the Book Project”
Name:
Step I: Find ten great quotes from ten different chapters in the book.
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Page
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Step 2: Once your grid is completed, rewrite your quotes on a plain sheet of white paper in a creative way such as the examples below.

As students read a book, have them write down their favorite quotes from it.Art Journalfingerprint about yourselfart journal page in brown, created with Pitt pen and watercolors by Tammy of Daisy Yellow Art

Darfur is Dying Simulation Activity and Questions

http://www.darfurisdying.com/

Who did you choose to represent your camp?
Name:
Age:
Gender:
Did you achieve your mission?
If you did not achieve your mission, what happened to you?

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Top 10 Smallest Countries

Manifest Destiny Maps

http://visual.ly/manifest-destiny-story-us-told-141-maps?view=true

Today's Writing Prompt

writing prompts

Step 1: Brainstorm a list of 20 words that come to mind when asked to describe a day in room 71 through my eyes.
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Step 2: Share lists with the class. Add 5-10 “good” words you heard from your peers during class discussion.




Step 3: Highlight or circle your ten best words. Draw a star in front of the best word to describe a typical day in room 71.


Step 4: Write two paragraphs using your ten highlighted or circled words.