LA/ History Block week of Feb. 23, 2015We had a great experience on our field trip to Portland State University and Powell's Book Store. Students picked out books for our classroom library. These books were paid for by a generous grant given to us by the Canby Education Foundation. Ask your children about their experience.
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      U. S. History, weeks of Feb. 23, and March 2, 2015FINALS ARE COMING!

      Periods 1 & 3 will have their history final on Thursday, March 5th. Period 2 students will have their history final on Friday, March 6th. Below are some study materials that were handed out today. Students should be studying at home for these tests.

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      Vocabulary:

      tribute- Payment paid to to group for protection
      impressment- Sailors taken off their ship and made to work on another against their will
      alien- Foreigner living in the United States
      sedition- to act or speak out against the government to cause unrest
      Barbary Coast- North African coast where pirates lived
      deport- send a foreigner out of the country
      Francis Scott Key- Author of the national Anthem
      blockade- close off a port; nothing in or out
      War Hawks- people who urge for war (with Britain)

      Ch. 11 Test Review- Know this and you will do well.

      - river flowing through New Orleans
      - U. S. buy the Louisiana Territory from whom
      - fears Jefferson had about Napoleon controlling the Louisiana
      -Louisiana Purchase ________________ the size of the U. S.
      -Louisiana Purchase cost
      -Lewis and Clark Expedition route followed to the Pacific
      -Jefferson’s instructions of what -Lewis and Clark should do and to find out about on the expedition
      -Lewis and Clark journals
      -result of the War with Tripoli (pirates)
      -War of 1812. a. causes b. be a to write a paragraph about the events / battles /results of war
      -Star Spangled Banner

      -Vocabulary terms- tribute, impressment, alien, sedition, Barbary Coast, deport, blockade, war hawks
        LA/ History Block - Week of Feb. 9, 2015Study for Chapter 10 Vocabulary test; it is tomorrow, Wednesday. Also If your child has not turned in their permission slip for next Monday's field trip to Portland State and Powell's Books, please help them get this turned in right away.

        Thank you,
        Mrs. Gibbs


        Ch. 10 Vocabulary

        accustomed - In the habit of; used to

        anticipate - To expect; foresee

        linger - To delay leaving; remain, especially as if unwilling to leave

        miserable - Very unhappy or uncomfortable

        misinterpret - To understand incorrectly

        occur - To happen: take place

        particular - Specific; separate and distinct; single

        reluctant- Unwilling; wanting not to do something

        revise - To change in order to improve or to include new information

        version - One form of a basic story, song, or program
          LA/ History Block - Week of Feb. 9, 2015We are going on a field trip!
          TURN YOUR PERMISSION SLIPS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
          As I hope you know, our class will be going on a field trip to Portland State University and Powell's Book Store on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Students should have brought home a permission slip. This needs to be returned right away with one dollar for our ride on the Portland Trolley. This should be a great day. Please help your student be ready by signing the slip and reminding your child to return it.
          Thank you,
          Mrs. Gibbs
            U. S. History, Week of Feb. 9, 2015Trimester 3 Historical Fiction Project Due Date Extended
            The last day to turn in the trimester project has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. I have been sick and not available to let students stay after for help. I will be available today, Thursday, Friday and Tuesday until 3:15, so students may get help or type.
              U. S. History, week of Feb. 2, 2015We are finishing up our Constitution Unit this week with a few in class summative assignments.
              Students should be finishing their rough draft and final copy of their Historical Fiction trimester project. This project is due Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Below are the directions. Your child has had these directions in their binder since the first week of December.

              Historical Fiction Book Report
              Requirements


              After reading your historical fiction book, write a two to two and one-half (2-2.5) page book report. Your report should be typed, 12 point size font, and double spaced. In your report, be sure to discuss the following:

              Reference:Title, author, copyright (Year printed, found on the back side of title page)

              Summary:Your own words, Summarize the book in paragraph form, about a page.

              What makes this book historical: Things you listed on your book mark (e.g. dates, candlelight, no running water, clothes, rules of behavior, transportation, historical events/references, old words phrases, prices, etc.) About a half page or so, in sentences and paragraphs; NOT a list!

              Your reaction/response: Did you like it? Why/why not? Has it changed your attitude/opinion? Did it make you think about something, and if so, about what? Again, about a half page or so in paragraph form.

              Keep in Mind- The quality of your writing maters. I expect well organized paragraphs, with correct spelling and punctuation. This is 10 points of your grade.

              Due: 2/_12_/_15
              Historical Fiction Book Project Grade sheet
              ___ 2 pts. Your Name
              ___ 2 pts. Title
              ___ 2 pts. Author
              ___ 2 pts. Copyright
              ___ 2 pts. Typed Size 12 Font
              ___ 30 pts. Summary one page
              ___ 15 pts. Historical examples paragraph
              ___ 15 pts. Your reaction paragraph
              ___ 10 Conventions (grammar, spelling, capitals etc)
              ___ 80 pts. Total
              ___ Grade

                LA/ History Block - Week of Jan. 20, 2015As you know we had Arun Gandhi as a guest at the school today. We spent part of our day reviewing that experience. We also finished presenting our Keynote slide shows on Gandhi. On Wednesday students will be completing an activity on Martin L. King Jr. Homework for this week is to complete the M. L. King article assignment. On Thursday we will start our new novel for English, "The Well". Next week we will start Ch. 9 vocabulary.

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                  U. S. HistoryAs you know we had Arun Gandhi as a guest at the school today. We spent part of our day reviewing that experience. On Wednesday students will be completing an activity on Martin L. King Jr., then we return to our study of the U. S. Constitution. Homework for this week is to complete reading their historical fiction books and begin writing the trimester report. The report is due Feb. 12, 2015.

                  Mrs. Gibbs History

                  Trimester Two Project Directions

                  Historical Fiction Book Report
                  Requirements

                  After reading your historical fiction book, write a two to two and one-half (2-2.5) page book report. Your report should be typed, 12 point size font, and double spaced. In your report, be sure to discuss the following:

                  Reference: Title, author, copyright (Year printed, found on the back side of title page)

                  Summary: Your own words, Summarize the book in paragraph form, about a page.

                  What makes this book historical: Things you listed on your book mark (e.g. dates, candlelight, no running water, clothes, rules of behavior, transportation, historical events/references, old words phrases, prices, etc.) About a half page or so, in sentences and paragraphs; NOT a list!

                  Your reaction/response: Did you like it? Why/why not? Has it changed your attitude/opinion? Did it make you think about something, and if so, about what? Again, about a half page or so in paragraph form.

                  Keep in Mind- The quality of your writing maters. I expect well organized paragraphs, with correct spelling and punctuation. This is 10 points of your grade.

                  Due: 2/_12_/_15

                  Historical Fiction Book Project Grade sheet
                  ___ 2 pts. Your Name
                  ___ 2 pts. Title
                  ___ 2 pts. Author
                  ___ 2 pts. Copyright
                  ___ 2 pts. Typed Size 12 Font
                  ___ 30 pts. Summary one page
                  ___ 15 pts. Historical examples paragraph
                  ___ 15 pts. Your reaction paragraph
                  ___ 10 Conventions (grammar, spelling, capitals etc)
                  ___ 80 pts. Total
                  ___ Grade
                    LA/ History Block week of Jan. 5, 2015The class is practicing these terms for a vocabulary test on Jan. 14, 2015.

                    Ch. 8 Vocab. List

                    adequate -Good enough (to meet the need)
                    appeal -To make an important request (to someone for something)
                    awkward -Clumsy; not graceful
                    customary -Usual; commonly done
                    establish -To bring into being; set up
                    potential -A natural ability that may not develop; possibility
                    respond -To answer, either by word or by action
                    vanish -To disappear from sight
                    variety -A number of different kinds; assortment
                    wholesome -Tending to improve the character, the mind, or the body
                      U. S. History, week of Jan. 5, 2015This week your child should be memorizing and stating to you for your signature the U. S. Constitution Preamble. This is due Friday with three signatures by persons over 18. School staff is available.

                      “We, the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
                      Mrs. Kathy Gibbs
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