This week we will wrap-up what the big ideas are for the preview of Unit 1, Part 1. The big ideas include, "The Sacred Earth and the Power of Storytelling", Life in the New World", and "The Road to Independence". The students will write out their responses for the questions at the beginning of the preview.
In addition, we will begin Part 1, "The Sacred Earth and the Power of Storytelling". The creation of myths will be outlined, additional background will be given on the subject of the Native American Indians. The short story "How the World was Made" will be read in class, "respond and think critcally" questions will be asked, as well as, a short writing assignment.
Wednesday we have a field trip, yet I will still send out homework for the week.