We will be using the McGraw-Hill Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States (Early Years) textbook to assist us in learning more about the geography and beginnings of the Americas in this unit. This unit will end on September 12/13 with a lesson on various theories explaining how people migrated to the Americas. Good news: NO UNIT TEST!!! However, we will have a learning activity on September 1/2, seeing how well you prepared and know your states and capitals and 28 different, major physical features of North America (Multiple Choice!).
US States & Capitals and Physical Features Map Test - September 1/2
***QUIZZES IN THIS UNIT WILL BE TAKEN ON SKYWARD AND ARE OPEN NOTE, OPEN BOOK, OPEN INTERNET, OPEN PARENT, OPEN SIBLING, OPEN UNCLE, OPEN AUNT, OPEN BIGFOOT (ASSUMING YOU CAN CHANNEL HIM/HER TO HELP YOU OUT), ETC.***
***MAP TEST WILL BE TAKEN IN CLASS USING MASTERY CONNECT BUBBLE SHEETS***
What we will cover each day in this unit is outlined below:
August 22 & 23 - Getting to know you, Disclosure, Theme, Mission/Vision of class August 24 & 25 - Skills pre-test; Stanford Historical Thinking Skills "Lunchroom Fight" August 26 & 29 - How can geography shape our lives? 5 themes of geography August 30 & 31 - State Name Origins Map - How the States Got Their Shapes video September 1 & 2 - States & Capitals and Physical Features Map Tests September 6 & 7 - Landforms & Geography of the United States September 8 & 9 - Lesson on 9/11 September 12 & 13 - Migration to America (theories on migration)