Week of January 19, 2015
Regions of the United States Research Projects
In addition to becoming familiar with the location of all US states, students have been split into groups and assigned a specific region of the United States to research. They will be completing their research by the middle of this week and will be introduced to the second portion of this project, where they will plan 'vacations' through their assigned regions. We will be using Google My Maps during this planning process and students will work to justify how specific museums, national parks, landmarks, and other attractions best represent the historic significance and available resources of their regions.
I showed the song below to students in class and challenged them to learn it, so I sincerely apologize if it has been on repeat at home.
States and Capitals Song
Algebra Focus in Math
As we work through these concepts, which are completely new to most students, I will continue to update the 'parent education' page on my website with resources and will make video clips and practice problems available to students through Google Classroom.