SPLENDID IN 6TH

What's Up in O'Connell's Class this Week - May 16th- 20th

COLD WAR/ CIVIL RIGHTS UNIt

We have begun our last large unit in Mn Studies for the year. Last week students taught their WW2 lessons and began the COLD WAR portion of Unit 8. We are discovering what a superpower is, why the U.S was one and how on earth can you have a war, and not go to battle. We also tool a look at General Mills and the role Betty Crocker played to promote the suburbs and women's new role.


This week we will have a mini check in quiz on the Learning Targets for Cold War on Tuesday. We will then shift the focus onto CIVIL RIGHTS. Students will learn about 3 movements, Afrivan American, American Indian, and Women's Rights.


We will end this unit with the students using THINGLINK to research deeper into one of the 3 above movements to show their mastery of the Learning Targets. This will be an independent project, due after Memorial Day. We will not have a formal test for Unit 8.

HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK!


DAILY DISH THIS Week

MONDAY: General Mills/Suburbs

TUESDAY:COLD WAR CHECK IN/ Intro to Civil Rights

WEDNESDAY: African American Movement

THURSDAY: American Indian Movement

FRIDAY:Women's Rights



Homework for the Week:

MONDAY: Study you Brain Book pages for COLD WAR CHECK IN QUIZ TOMORROW

TUESDAY: COLD WAR QUIZ/ CIVIL RIGHTS GRAFFITTI

WEDNESDAY: African American Protest Button

THURSDAY: American Indian Protest Button

FRIDAY: Women's Rights Protest Button

THINGLINK PROJECT

We will be using thinglink as the project for Unit 8. Students will have 3 work days next week. All projects will be due Tuesday, May 31st. I will provide a daily timeline of what should be done in order to get the project completed. Students should have minimal work over Memorial Day, (as most SHOULD complete in class if using their time wisely)


We will gather together in the media center to use the mediascape screens to share our Civil Rights Projects with our peers.

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Mrs. Tina O'Connell

I am thrilled to be teaching Social Studies for Trailblazer team this year. In my spare time, I run around to dance class and football or baseball depending on the season. I love teaching and learning from my students.