Weekly information, 21-24 February
The students will be studying the factors causing the Great Depression and the implementation of the New Deal. The students will be doing a project based learning activity via Microsoft Sway. They will choose a topic relevant to the 1920's-1930's and create a visual presentation. This will count as a double-weighted grade. Final product is due Monday, 27 Feb.
Students have received a new grade sheet to monitor their progress. Please know that parents are to sign the grade sheet to acknowledge that the students have a wrote a reflection and stated their goals for the 3rd marking period.
Students are expected to keep a separate notebook for this class, divided into 2 sections for classwork and graded work. Please remind your student to be prepared every day with 3 pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, and materials of your own choosing (erasers, highlighters, etc).
USII.6; Boom and Bust
The Roaring 20s and Depressing 30s Targets:
T25: I can explain how technology and electricity changed America’s way of life in the early 20th century.
T26: I can describe social and economic changes of the early 20th century.
T27: I can identify cultural leaders of the early 20th century, including members of the Harlem Renaissance.
T28: I can describe the causes and impact of the Great Depression.
T29: I can identify the major features of the New Deal.
1. Parents or students can check their academic progress by going to the parent portal.
Username- Student # Password- 2 digit month/2 digit day/full year (04062003
2. Please encourage your student to keep their notebook and materials well organized. I will do random checks to make sure students are prepared for class. If a student is checked three times as unprepared for class, a lunch detention will be offered with me so the student may use the opportunity to prepare their notebook and materials.
3. The end of the marking period is fast approaching. Please know that students have the opportunity to make up any missing work or recover grades from assessments. Attached is the recovery form that the student must fill out and present to the teacher for permission to recover assignments and assessments.
Career day at Saunders will soon be upon us. Any parents who are interested in being presenters should review the attached documents to sign up.
Response form 2017.doc
Considering that we are learning US history, the students have been introduced to an eagle population in which one egg recently hatched. Harriet is the mother and M15 is the father. Please know that students are encouraged to visit the site to stream live what is happening in the nest, but keep in mind that this is a wildlife setting and students must understand that wildlife actions may occur.
Harriet the eagle
Should you have any questions, please contact me at ONeillD@pwcs.edu.