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American Colonization

TimeSept. 03, 2012

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:US History

Hello everyone. Well, we had a very productive first week. Students learned how to maneuver on the Chrome Books, and got the feel of how assignments will be distributed. This week, students will be embarking on their first group project; a presentation (Power Point) on American colonization.  Students will be divided up randomly in four groups-one group of three, one group of four.  Each student will be contributing to the presentation; all students in the grouop can type on the presentation simultaneously. Students will be presenting these to the class this week. 

Homework:

Last week, students watched 20 minutes of the Republican National Convention. This week, students will be watching the Democrats for the same amount of time. Students can choose any day to watch it.

Events:

Students will be headed to the Clark County Museum for a field trip September 19. We are still looking for parents to head over with us. You should have received a permission slip for this event. If you haven't, please let me know.

November 5 (changed from October 25) students will be hosting parents for an event entitled Greece: Birthplace of Democracy. Students will be performing plays, sharing art projects and presentations, and Greek food to honor the people who initiated the concept of "one man, one vote."
 

Soon after our Greek festival, students will be participating in a mock election. Students will be researching the presidential candidiates as well as the incumbents and the challengers in their year's national elections.

Keep posted for updates on other events. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line at bidellb@nhalv.org.