History of US: The First Americans

 

Studying the Mound Builders

Studying the Mound Builders

We have been reading History of US: The First Americans together as a class, and now students will be working on a social studies research project in small groups. Each group is learning about people that lived in different regions of the US: Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, Cliff Dwellers in the Southwest, People of the Longhouse/Iroquois, and the Mound builders. The project was introduced last week going over: strategies to read and discuss nonfiction, attention to text features, gathering appropriate resources, note taking, and recording sources. We have been learning the 5 strands of SS (geography, culture, civics & government, economics and history) so students are looking for these aspects of each region/people they study. We are also working on reading and learning SS through a “Social Justice lens” with the use of the Social Justice topic handout in SSNB. Ask your child what they are learning. Feel free to add to our resources with  your own or a visit to the library or good website suggestions.

 

Studying the People of the Longhouse

Studying the People of the Longhouse

Don’t Give Up, There is a Pet for You

Why Guinea pigs make good pets

Our class Field trip

I learned that during segergation blacks had to go through a small door and up rickety stairs to the balcony just to watch a movie at the theater.

I also learned about the history of the corn husk doll which was the moms did not put faces on the dolls because they did’nt want their want thier kids to think about what they looked like.

I also learned how to make a corn husk doll.

Shel silverstien

I have been learning about Shel silverstien. I know he wrote ”A boy named Sue” for Jonny Cash. I also know he started writing when he was 12.He served in the Korean war.I know lots more about him but it wont fit on the blog.

spiders

spiders,

8 legs,

8  eyes,

hypnotized

their web spun into art

it is no shop in a mart

they catch their food

I never said they were in a good mood

be kind to spiders,

bugs would be a big pest,

and the world would be in permanent rest

even if they are ugly,

that does not mean they cant be cute

spiders,

8 legs,

8 eyes,

hypnotized