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5/26/20  Update - Proud of all you busy beavers reviewing history! 

This week's learning activity:  
Continuing to examine the US in WW I, let's consider the deadliest enemy of the day, the 1918 Flu Pandemic.  The most severe pandemic in recent history, it affected 1/3 of the world's population and killed 50 million.  How does it compare to the Coronavirus Pandemic of today?  Instructions for your investigation have been posted in "Files and Documents (left pink menu).  Select and open the file "At Home Learning Week 5.26".  You will watch a You Tube video, examine primary sources and create a Venn diagram.  I look forward to seeing your discoveries.

5/18/20 Update - Way to go trying new things!  We're all raising our tech IQ with this distance learning!

This week's learning activity:  To review the US in WW I, I'd like you to first complete a Nearpod activity on WW I.  Second, I'd like you to investigate how Americans helped with the war on the homefront by examining photos from the National Archives.  Instructions and links for both activities were emailed to you and have been posted in "Files and Documents (left pink menu).  Select and open the file "At Home Learning Week 5.18".  You got this!


5/12/20 Update - Virtual high fives to everyone tackling the weekly enrichment activities - well done! 

This week's learning activity:  
To review historical thinking skills and sourcing, I'd like you to first complete a Nearpod Activity on "Primary vs. Secondary Sources" (it has a cool film in it!).   Second, I'd like you to practice your skills with your choice of two sourcing activities using the National Archives.  Instructions and links for both activities were emailed to you and have been posted in "Files and Documents (left pink menu).  Select and open the file "At Home Learning Week 5.12".  Can't wait to see how you do!


5/5/20  Update - Great job with Quiziz live last Friday! Keep up the good work on IXL!
 
This week's learning activity:  
To review our unit on Industrialization, you have a choice to either complete a Nearpod Activity on "Industrialization" or take a deeper dive through our on-line educational app, Discovery Education, and watch the film American Titans:  Edison vs. Tesla.  Instructions for both activities have been posted in "Files and Documents (left pink menu).  Select the file "At Home Learning Week 5.5".  Have fun learning!


4/27/20 Update - Great seeing you on Zoom last week!

This week's learning activity: 
Let's take a deeper dive into our unit on Immigration at the Turn of the Century and explore the Titanic, Ellis Island and Angel Island.  Try to complete 2 of the 3 enrichment activities posted.  Go to "Files and Documents (left pink menu).  Select the file "At Home Learning Week 4.27".  Each document contains the hyperlinks you need.  Take a picture of your work and email it to me.  Enjoy your learning!

4/20/20 Update

This week's learning activity:  Complete 2 interactive Nearpod lessons:   "The Transcontinental RR” and “Where the Buffalo Roamed”.  
For instructions, go to "Files and Documents" (left pink menu).  Select the 3rd file, "At Home Learning Week 4.20".  Download/open the file to get the link and access codes.  I look forward to seeing your progress. 


4/13/20 Update  

Greetings Students!  Hope you had a restful Spring Break and are ready to get back to learning about US History!  Once a week, I will blast email you and your parents to let you know I've posted information or new learning activities here on our web page.  We will review topics we've already learned about in new ways, taking a deeper dive into the content and giving you some choice in your own historical investigations.  All lessons/activities are optional and can be done at your own pace.

Week 4/13 Learning Activity:  Nearpod investigations of the Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Eras.  I think you will enjoy these lessons – they are interactive and have interesting readings and videos.  For instructions, see "At Home Learning Week 4.13" in "Files and Documents" (left pink menu).  Just download/open the pdf to get the link and access codes.  Email me anytime you have questions.  I look forward to seeing your progress on-line!  

The end of the 3rd Quarter is April 24th.  Anything from this quarter can still be “turned in” or emailed to me electronically either in a document format, pdf, or as a picture. Please check the HUB to determine which assignments you did not complete this quarter Parent Vue/Student Vue (the grade book). I will accept assignment submissions until April 24nd, 2020.  Digital versions of assignments are organized by unit under “Files and Documents” (left menu). 

3/31/20 Update

Students!  I miss you already and hope you are doing well.  Please check in often as I will be updating this page weekly.  Read down the page for information you may have missed previously.

New:  IXL for Social Studies is here!  Click on this link for directions and a list of topics to review: IXL Review Remember you can do this right from your mobile phone and I can, of course, see how you're doing!    

3/15/20 Update

Dear Students and Parents,

Please continue to check this link:  
PWCS Web Page to receive the latest information about this closure and what to expect next in school. I will keep this class web page updated with current information and optional learning activities. 

3rd quarter grades have been updated.  Anything from this quarter can still be “turned in” or emailed to me electronically either in a document format, pdf, or as a picture. Reference Parent Vue/Student Vue (the grade book) to determine which assignments you did not complete this quarter. Digital versions of assignments are organized by unit under “Files and Documents” (left menu).

Currently our students have completed and been assessed on SOL Standards US II.1 (Historical Thinking Skills) through US II.5 (WW I).  We have not yet completed our current unit on the 20s and 30s (US II.6).  Students may review this material by accessing our on-line text book.  Instructions for accessing the on-line textbook can be found in "files and documents" (left menu).