Learning Goal: Students will understand why European explored and colonized the Americas in the 15th -17th centuries and the impact of their settlement on Native American societies.
Tues/Wed, September 15 & 16
Opener: Review the New World scale and rate your current level of understanding on page #3 of your history folder.
***New World Unit Quiz on Thurs/Fri. Study assignments 4-10, focusing on #'s 4, 9, & 10.
1. Wrap up the #9 European Exploration Policies lesson.
2. Columbian Exchange #10:
A. Read Columbian Exchange on AHON 40-41 and do the Chart skills activity.
B. Watch "The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course in World History." Divide your paper into 4 sections: head the rows "good" and "bad." Label the columns "from New World" and "from Old World." Take notes on the good and bad effects of item transported to the new world and from the new world.
C. Do the Columbian Exchange Document-Based Assessment on page 61, questions 1-3.
Monday, September 14: No School
Tues/Wed, Sept 8 & 9
Opening Activity: List 5 things that you now know about Columbus.
1. Columbus et al. Mock Trial #7: Go to the TreeOfEd website, New World Unit, Module 4: Scroll down to the "The People v. Columbus, et al":
2. Columbus: Who Dunnit? #8 From your modern day, personal point of view, who is (are) responsible for the slaughter of the Taino Indians? You can pick more than one guilty party. Make sure that you support your answer with evidence from the readings and class debate. Due next class period.
Monday, Sept 7: No School Labor Day
Thurs/Fri, Sept 3 & 4
1. Wrap up Centennial "Lame Beaver" chapter book chat. #5
2. Lame Beaver Paragraph HW is due. #6
3. Christopher Columbus intro video
4. Columbus et al. Mock Trial #7: Go to the TreeOfEd website, New World Unit, Module 4: Scroll down to the "The People v. Columbus, et al": Read the Part 1 intro article and then set up your paper with the six boxes as shown on my classroom whiteboard. Read the Part 2 information for each person or group that is accused of the crime and and take notes on your paper. You are preparing for a trial.You will be defending one group (that your teacher assigns to you) and accusing the others of the crime. You need to gather evidence to help you with your defense and accusations. A class wide debate will follow.
Tues/Wed, September 1 & 2
1. Yearbook Photo day
2. Centennial "Lame Beaver" chapter book chat. #5
3. Lame Beaver Comparison Paragraph #6, Finish for HW, Due Wed/Thurs
Monday, August 31
Yearbook photos will be take on Tues/Wed, September 1 & 2
1. Finish reading your Lame Beaver mini-story and answer the goal questions
2. Meet with the other people who read your mini-story and compare/edit answers
3. Chart HW Due!
Examine the painting below and use your #4 HW Native American Culture Regions Chart to answer the culture regions image questions:
Tues/Wed, August 25 & 26
1. Due: Syllabus signed by parent. Class supplies/folder decoration past due.
2. Bellwork: Finish up the Native People image from Monday. #3 back (see image below)
3. Textbook checkout: America History of Our Nation. This book stays at home for the remainder of the school year.
4. Centennial novel introduction
5. Beringia Land-bridge #4 back
AHON Ch 1.1 Earliest Americans, Pages 6-7
Read the “Land-Bridge Theory” section and Examine “The First Americans Arrive” map.
Answer MapMaster questions a & b on page 7. Write your answers on the back of #4 Chart
6. HW: Cultures of North America Chart #4. Use the textbook to complete this assignment. Due Monday. (Click to see worksheet)
Monday, August 24
1. Class supplies (folder, paper, pencil) due for a grade. Folder should be decorated by today.
2. Review course syllabus (signed by parent by Wednesday) and distribute the community service record sheets.
3. Review the New World Unit scale and rate your current knowledge of the topics. #3
4. Native Peoples images #3 back: Identify 5 things in this image. Then make one claim about the people.