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Welcome Back to school!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

 Topic: Welcome to United States History!  - Everyone has a story!

 

 Today's Goal:  Welcome to your first day of United States History!  Today we will meet some remarkable

  people from the past and share their fascinating stories with the class!     

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Complete the "Who would you like to meet?" activity by the end of class. 

 

                     Click HERE to complete today's assignment 

 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

  

Topic: Welcome to United States History!  - Everyone has a story!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be going over some basic information about this class.  We will also set goals for the first quarter. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Please use your Chromebook to open our course syllabus by clicking on the link below:

 

      2018 United States History Syllabus 

 

 2.  Click on the link.  With your group, work together to complete the 2018 Syllabus Questions activity 

  

 3.  Participate in a classroom discussion. 

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 Friday, August 17, 2018

 

Topic: Writing our classroom Constitution!  - What rules and guidelines do we need to be successful?

 

 Today's Goal:  Happy Friday!  Today students will brainstorm within their groups to discuss what kinds of

 rules and guidelines we need to establish for our classroom.  Students will have the opportunity to share their

 ideas during a classroom discussion.  Student work will be used to create a list of classroom expectations. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

1.  Please take out your Chromebook and open a new google doc.  You will use this google doc to take notes

     with your group. 

 

2.  At Parma High School we focus student expectations on the "3 Redmen R's!"  The Redman R's include:

  

     Respect, Responsible, and Ready to Learn! 

 

3.  With your group, make a list of 3 -5 classroom rules we should establish for EACH of the Redman R's. 

     Place your work inside of the new google doc you created. 

 

4.  Have ONE member of your group COPY and PASTE your ideas into the text box in the google doc linked

     below.  Please DO NOT "Share" like you did at Shiloh.  Your great ideas will be combined into our

     classroom constitution!

 

     Click HERE to Submit your work 

Monday, August 20, 2018 

 

Topic: What is History?  - Why is it important to learn about the past? 

 

 Today's Goal:  Welcome back to our second week of school!  Today we will be going over and

 agreeing on the classroom Constitution the students created on Friday!  Then we will begin our

 discussion of why it is important to learn about the past. 

 

 Check it out: Classroom Constitution to ensure the best possible classroom for all!" 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Each member of your group should have a "role" for today's assignment.  Please choose from the list

      below:

 

      Recorder: Opens up a google doc and records information discovered by the group (1 person)

 

      Researcher: Uses Internet resources to find information about the topic (more than 1 person)

 

      Presenter: Organizes and reports the groups findings to the rest of the class (1 person)  You

      should ask the recorder to share the google doc with you. 

 

 2.  Your group should research and discuss the following big question:

 

      Why do we study history?

 

 3.  You recorder should make a list of at least 5 reasons people study history based on your research

      and discussions at your table in the google doc.  For each reason you must cite the source of your

      information (For example: www.historyrocks.com).  You should use at least 3 different sources.

 

 4.  Next your presenter will participate in a classroom discussion to share your group's conclusions.   

 

 5.  Finally, have your recorder copy and past the work from your google doc into the google form so that

      your group can received credit.   

 

      Click here to turn in assignment! 

 
 
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 Tuesday, August 21, 2018

 

Greetings,  I am sorry that I am unable to join you guys today.  Please behave for the sub and complete the two assignments below.  We will be going over both of them tomorrow in class.  Take your time and do your best work.  Please do not be "empty" today be "EXTRA!"

 

 Topic: How do we study History?  - How do we know about the past? 

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will all become archeologists and historians!  We will be discussing how we

 learn about the past and the process historians use to teach others about those who have come before

 us.  Each table will have a different piece of the assignment so that they can contribute to a classroom

 discussion. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Click on the link for the "History Is . . ." assignment.  Take your time to complete the assignment.  Do

      you very best work.  Be sure to hit submit when you are done.  Then go on to the assignment below. 

 

 2.  Click on the link below to access the assignment.  Table #1 should do the red assignment.  Tables

      #2 & #3 should do the white assignment.  Tables #4, #5, #6 should do the blue assignment. BE

       SURE TO DO ONLY YOUR PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT.  We will go over this tomorrow. 

 

      How Do We Study History?
     Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY how historians discover new information about the past

      and EXPLAIN why it's important to learn about the events in the past.

 

 

3.  Participate in a classroom discussion tomorrow.

 

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 Wednesday, August 22, 2018

 

 Topic: How do we study History?  - Primary vs. Secondary Sources

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will be practicing the skill of identifying both primary and secondary sources

 of information.  We will also be learning about two famous explorers (Christopher Columbus and Leif

 Erikson) that blazed a trail for people from Europe to move to North and South America. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Tables 1, 2, and 3: Click on the link below to download a copy of the Leif Erikson assignment.  You

      and your group can complete the assignment in google docs.  If you have trouble with the formatting

      and images, use the pdf file for help.  Sometimes the silly Chromebooks do not play nice with Word.

 

 You should complete Sources 1 & 2 today and be prepared to discuss them with the class. 

 

     Leif Erikson Primary and Secondary Source activity

   

     Leif Erikson Primary and Secondary Source activity PDF format

 

      Tables 3, 4, and 5: Click on the link below to download a copy of the Christopher Columbus

      assignment.  You and your group can complete the assignment in google docs.  If you have trouble

      with the formatting and images, use the pdf file for help.  Sometimes the silly Chromebooks do not

      play nice with Word.

 

You should complete Sources 1 & 2 today and be prepared to discuss them with the class. 

 

     Christopher Columbus Primary and Secondary Source activity

   

     Christopher Columbus Primary and Secondary Source activity PDF format

 

 2.  Participate in a classroom discussion.                     

 

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

   

 Topic: How do we study History?  - Primary vs. Secondary Sources

 

 Today's Goal:  Today we will continue to practice the skill of identifying both primary and secondary

 sources of information.  We will also be learning about two famous explorers (Christopher Columbus 

 and Leif Erikson) that blazed a trail for people from Europe to move to North and South America. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Tables 1, 2, and 3: Click on the link below to download a copy of the Leif Erikson assignment.  You

      and your group can complete the assignment in google docs.  If you have trouble with the formatting

      and images, use the pdf file for help.  Sometimes the silly Chromebooks do not play nice with Word.

 

 You should complete Sources 3 & 4 today and be prepared to discuss them with the class. 

 

     Leif Erikson Primary and Secondary Source activity

   

     Leif Erikson Primary and Secondary Source activity PDF format

 

      Tables 3, 4, and 5: Click on the link below to download a copy of the Christopher Columbus

      assignment.  You and your group can complete the assignment in google docs.  If you have trouble

      with the formatting and images, use the pdf file for help.  Sometimes the silly Chromebooks do not

      play nice with Word.

 

You should complete Sources 3 & 4 today and be prepared to discuss them with the class. 

 

     Christopher Columbus Primary and Secondary Source activity

   

     Christopher Columbus Primary and Secondary Source activity PDF format

 

 2.  Participate in a classroom discussion.                     

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 Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Topic: How and why do we study History  - Conclusion

 

 Today's Goal:  Happy Friday!  Today we will be finishing our brief unit on how and why we study

 history.  Students will have some time to review for today's quiz.  They will then ACE the quiz for a

 grade.

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

1.  Use the digital flash cards, games and resources to study for today's quiz.   

 

2.  ACE the "What is History Quiz"

  

3.  Watch the video about how we study History.

 

         

Monday, August 27, 2018 

 

Topic: Building your own colony project!  - Do you have what it takes to survive?  

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will begin to learn about the concept of "colonies."  A "colony" is a

 group of  people who are settled in a distant land but who are still governed and connected to their

 homeland.  Students  will be working together to complete an assignment in which they must create

 their own colony.  Each group will  present their colony to the class on Tuesday. 

 

  **Make Up Quiz Anyone? ** su"What is History Quiz" re the best possible classroom for all!" 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Watch the short video with the class to learn about the term "COLONY"

 

      

 

 2.  Participate in a classroom discussion about what would be needed for a hypothetical colony to

      survive.   

 

 3.  Each group will work on the Build your own colony assignment.  Use the link below to access the

      directions and materials.   

 

       Building Your Own Colony Activity!
       Learning Target: I can work with my group to PLAN and CREATE a new colony and 
       ENSURE it's survival. 


 
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 Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 

 Topic: Building your own colony project!  - Do you have what it takes to survive?

 

 Today's Goal:  Each group will continue to work on and complete their Building your own Colony

 project.  Students should collaborate to complete parts 2 and 3 of the assignment and be ready to

 present tomorrow. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Each group will work on the Build your own colony assignment.  Use the link below to access the

      directions and materials.   

 

       Building Your Own Colony Activity!
      
Learning Target: I can work with my group to PLAN and CREATE a new colony and 
       ENSURE it's survival. 

 

 

 2.  Each group will present their colony to the class using their Chomebooks.

 

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 Wednesday, August 29, 2018

 

 Topic: Building your own colony project!  - Do you have what it takes to survive?

 

 Today's Goal:  Each group will submit and present their colony to the class for a grade before the end

 of the period.  Do you have what it takes to survive? 

   

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Groups will complete the google form using the button below in order to submit their Build your own

      colony project.

 

       We are ready to submit our projects!

 

 2.  Present your google slides to the class and answer questions about your group's colony.                      

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

   

 Topic: What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? - Solve the age old mystery!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will learn about England's first attempt at a an English colony in North

 America.  In 1587, 117 English men and women left their homes in England and built a settlement off 

 the coast of what is now North Carolina known as Roanoke.  Just a few years later, all of the settlers, as

 well as their buildings, had vanished!  Complete the assignment below to help find out the truth about

 what happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke!    

  

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Click on link below to begin working on the "Lost Colony of Roanoke" assignment. 

 

     Discovering the Lost Colony Of Roanoke
    
Learning Target: I can RESEARCH facts about the Lost Colony of Roanoke to DETERMINE
     what happened to the lost colony
    

         

 2.  Participate in a classroom discussion.    

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 Friday, August 31, 2018

 

 Topic: What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? - Solve the age old mystery!

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will learn about England's first attempt at a an English colony in North

  America.  In 1587, 117 English men and women left their homes in England and built a settlement off 

 the coast of what is now North Carolina known as Roanoke.  Just a few years later, all of the settlers, as

 well as their buildings, had vanished!  Complete the assignment below to help find out the truth about

 what happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke!

  

 Today's Assignments:

   

 1.  Click on link below to finish working on the "Lost Colony of Roanoke" assignment. 

 

     Discovering the Lost Colony Of Roanoke
    
Learning Target: I can RESEARCH facts about the Lost Colony of Roanoke to DETERMINE
     what happened to the lost colony
       

 

  2.  Be sure to submit your work using the button below:

 

     I'm ready to submit my answers!

 

  3.  Participate in a classroom discussion.            

  

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Monday, September 3, 2018 

 

Topic: Labor Day  - Enjoy your 3 day weekend!  

 

 Today's Goal:  Enjoy the last traditional weekend of Summer!!t possible classroom for all!" 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Enjoy your weekend and the summer weather.

 

        


 
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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018

 

 Topic: Heat Day!  - No school

 

 Today's Goal:  Stay cool

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Stay cool

 

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 Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

 Topic: Heat Day!  - No school

 

 Today's Goal:  Stay cool!

   

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Stay cool 

            

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

   

 Topic: United States History (1607-1877) Pre-Test  - Let's see what you know! 

 

 Today's Goal:  Welcome back!  I hope you all had a great 5 day weekend!  Today we are going to spend

 some time taking a pre-test to see what you already know about the topics we are going to be learning

 about this year.  This test will not be a grade.  We will also be logging into and exploring our digital l

 livebinders for the first time. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Click on the link below to complete the United States History pre-assessment test.    This will not be

      graded it is merely a measure of what you already know about early U.S. History.

 

       United States History Pre-Assessment Test
      

 

 2.  Welcome to you new digital binder!  Please pay attention to Mr. Gigliotti as he explains how to use

      your digital livebinder this year in class.  Be sure to place your password sticker on your

      Chromebook.  Click on the link below to get started.  Be sure to READ and LISTEN to instructions. 

      We are going to get your LiveBinder's set up for tomorrow's activity. 

     

      Livebinder is an AMAZING resource for students to create content and complete assignments.

   

     Interactive Jamestown Archeological Map
     Learning Target: I can INTERPRET the interactive archeological map of the Jamestown

     settlement in order to learn more about the colony. 

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 Friday, September 7, 2018

 

 Topic: Conduct your own archeological dig at the Jamestown Settlement -  Interactive Map

 

 Today's Goal:  Happy Friday!  It is time for us to conduct our own archeological dig at the Jamestown

 colony site.  Use the interactive map to learn more about what happened to the Jamestown colony and how

 the colony was set up for settlement. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

   

 1.  Click on link below to begin working on the "Jamestown Archeological Interactive Map" assignment. 

 

     Interactive Jamestown Archeological Map
     Learning Target: I can INTERPRET the interactive archeological map of the Jamestown

     settlement in order to learn more about the colony.       

 

       Click here to submit your work

 

2.  Participate in a classroom discussion.            

  

Monday, September 10, 2018 

 

Topic: What is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown?  - Can  you unravel the mystery?  

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will work together to unravel the Jamestown Mystery.  Jamestown was the first

 successful colony set up by the English.  However during its first 20 years, over 80% of the people who went

 there died!  The king has chosen you and your group to solve this mystery! 

!t possible classroom for all!" 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1. What is the First Quarter Redman Reward Activity? 

 

       - All students passing their house classes on October 8 will qualify for fun activities during the afternoon of

         October 11!

 

      - Students will also have the opportunity to enrich their grades by making up work in classes in which they are

        struggling.  

 

 2.  Click on link below to finish working on the "Jamestown Archeological Interactive Map" assignment.  Be sure to 

     submit your work using the green button below if you would like a grade.

 

     Interactive Jamestown Archeological Map
     Learning Target: I can INTERPRET the interactive archeological map of the Jamestown

     settlement in order to learn more about the colony.       

 

       Click here to submit your work

 

 3.  Listen to Mr. G introduce the topic of Jamestown to the class!

 

 4.  Click on the link below to access the Jamestown Mystery WHITE assignment.  With your group, follow the

      directions to complete steps 1 & 2 today in class.  Pay attention to Mr. G as he guides you through the

      process.  You should work together with your group, however each person must have their own work

      completed in their Colonial America LiveBinder.

 

       The Jamestown Mystery
       Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died using
       clues and primary sources.
 

 

4. Participate in a classroom discussion
 
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 Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

  

      Never Forget 9-11-01 

 

 Topic: What is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown?  - Can  you unravel the mystery?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will continue to work together to unravel the Jamestown Mystery.  Jamestown  

 was the first successful colony set up by the English.  However during its first 20 years, over 80% of the people 

 who went there died!  The king has chosen you and your group to solve this mystery.  Today we will be

 examining the clues.  

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Listen to Mr. G introduce the topic of Jamestown to the class!

 

 2.  Click on the link below to access the Jamestown Mystery WHITE assignment.  With your group, follow the

      directions to complete steps 3, and 4 today in class.  Pay attention to Mr. G as he guides you through the

      process.  You should work together with your group, however each person must have their own work

      completed in their Colonial America LiveBinder.

 

       The Jamestown Mystery
       Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died using
       clues and primary sources.
 

 

3.  Participate in a classroom discussion

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 Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

 Topic: What is Happening to the Colony of Jamestown?  - Can  you unravel the mystery?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will continue to work on the Jamestown Mystery.  Students will be writing a final

 hypothesis and a letter to the king.  The class will go over the exciting conclusion of the mystery today after we

 write our letters to the king!

   

 Today's Assignments:

  

1.  Click on the link below to access the Jamestown Mystery WHITE assignment.  With your group, follow the

      directions to complete step 5 today in class.  Pay attention to Mr. G as he guides you through the

      process.  You should work together with your group, however each person must have their own work

      completed in their Colonial America LiveBinder.

 

       The Jamestown Mystery
       Learning Target: I can HYPOTHESIZE why over 80% of Jamestown's early inhabitants died using
       clues and primary sources.
 

 

2. When you have completed your Jamestown Mystery, be sure to complete the submission form below if you

    would like a grade.

 

     Turn in your Jamestown Mystery Here

 

3.  Once you have completed your Jamestown Mystery, click on the link below to begin working on the The Pilgrims and

     Thanksgiving WHITE activity.  Be sure to follow all of the directions in the grey box and to set up your LiveBinder properly. 

 

     The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving (White Activity)
     Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my Thanksgiving dinner
     this year.

 

            

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

   

 Topic: Meet the Pilgrims! - Ever wonder why we celebrate Thanksgiving?

 

 Today's Goal:  In just a few weeks you will be sitting down to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast with

 your friends and family.  Have you ever wondered why Americans enjoy getting together on Turkey day

 to eat and watch football?  Today we will begin to learn how that tradition began by learning more about

 a famous group of people in American History known as the Pilgrims!

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

1.  Click on the link below to continue working on the The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving WHITE activity. 

 

     The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving (White Activity)
    
Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my Thanksgiving dinner
     this year.

 

 2.  Participate in a classroom discussion. 

 

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 Friday, September 14, 2018

 

 Topic: Meet the Pilgrims! - Ever wonder why we celebrate Thanksgiving?

 

 Today's Goal:  Happy Friday!  Today students should complete the Pilgrim activity in class. 

  We will be going over all of the information as a class. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

   

 

1.  Click on the link below to continue working on the The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving WHITE activity. 

 

     The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving (White Activity)
    
Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my Thanksgiving dinner
     this year.

 

     Turn in your Pilgrim Activity 

 

Monday, September 17, 2018 

 

Topic: Let's have some "Puritan Fun!"  - What would it be like to be a teenager in Massachusetts Bay?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will learn about the Puritans.  The Puritans were one of the earliest groups

 to come to America for religious freedom.  Students should complete part 1 of the activity in class today. 

 We will be going over part 1 as a class. 

!t possible classroom for all!" 

 

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1. Click on the link below to access the Puritan Fun WHITE assignment Part #1 only.  Follow the directions to

     complete step today in class.

 

     Puritan Fun!
     Learning Target: I can ANALYZE what it would have been like to have been a teenagers in
     Puritan Society. 

      

 2. Participate in a classroom discussion

 

 3. Submit your work for a grade by clicking the button below.

 

    Turn in your Puritan Fun here!


 
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 Tuesday, September 18, 2018

 

 Topic: Early English Colonies Review Day  - What have you learned about the early English colonies?

 

 Today's Goal:  Today students will complete several review activities for tomorrow's quiz. 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Click on the link below to access today's review activity.  The file is a PowerPoint file but it should open in

      google slides.  Work with your group to complete the Early English Colonies chart as a test review.  We will be

      going over the chart as a class as well.

 

       Early English Colonies Review Activity 

      

  2.  Participate in a classroom discussion

 

  3.  Review for tomorrow's quiz using the digital flash cards, games, and practice tests

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 Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

 Topic: Early English Colonies  - Quiz Day!

 

 Today's Goal: Today students will be given some time to review for the Early English colonies quiz. 

 Students will then take the quiz.  Following the quiz we will discuss the Salem Witch Trials if time permits.  

   

 Today's Assignments:

  

 1.  Take a few moments to prepare yourself for today's quiz. 

    

      Click on the link to utilize the digital flash cards, games, and practice tests to prepare for the quiz.

 

 2. Ace the Early English Colonies Quiz!

 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

   

 Topic: Colonial Geography - Find your way around the 13 Colonies!

 

 **Care for a make up test?  Early English Colonies Quiz

 

 Today's Goal:  Students will be introduced to the 13 English colonies that eventually become the

 United States of America.  Before learning about why each colony was founded and what it was like to live in

 those colonies, it is important for students to be able to locate each colony on a map.  Maps are much like

 graphic organizers.  They take abstract concepts and place them into an easily interpreted image.  Complete

 the assignment below to learn more about Colonial Geography! 

 

 Today's Assignments:

  

1.  Click on the link below to continue working on the 13 Colonies Geography Activity WHITE activity. 

 

      The 13 English Colonies Geography Activities
      Learning Target: I can LOCATE important locations found throughout the 13 colonies.

 

 

 2.  As a class we will begin to go over the map. 

 

 3. Turn in your map by clicking on the button below.

 

      Turn in your colonial map assignment here!

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 Friday, September 21, 2018

 

 Topic: Life in the Colonies - Colonial Trades

 

 Today's Goal:  Happy Friday!  Today students will explore job opportunities in Colonial America.  Students should

 complete part 2 of the Life in the 13 Colonies assignment below.  You will only have today's class to complete this

 activity. 

  

 Today's Assignments:

 

 1.  Finish and submit your The 13 English Colonies Geography Activities

 

       Turn in your colonial map assignment here!

  

 2.  Click on the link below to work on the Life in the Colonies activity.  We will be completing Part 2 of the WHITE

      activity only.

 

    Life in the 13 English Colonies
    Learning Target: I can EVALUATE which colonial region I would like to live in if I was a teenager l
    living in Colonial America.

 

 3.  Participate in a classroom discussion about colonial occupations.

 

4.   Submit your work before we go home for the weekend!

 

      Turn in your Colonial Trades activity here!

 

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