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Night of the Notables is on Thursday May 31st, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm!  As a reminder, please have a costume for your child to wear as they will be presenting as that person!

Week of 5/21-5/24

Night of the Notables is on Thursday, May 31st from 6:00-7:00pm!  We are currently working on making our posters/trifolds.  If you have not yet prepared a costume for your child to wear for the event, please begin! We will not be preparing any sort of costumes in class.  

Week of 5/14-5/18

This week, students will use their fact fragments to work on writing a biography of their notable person.  The rough draft must be done by Friday.  If your child is not done, it will need to be done over the weekend. Ask your child who they are researching! Please begin planning something for them to wear as they will be presenting as their notable person.  Night of the Notables will be on May 31st.

Week of 5/7-5/11

We are currently in full swing on our Night of the Notables projects! Students will spend this week doing research on their notable person.  We are collecting "fact fragments" so that we can write a biography next week.  Ask your child who they are researching! Please begin planning something for them to wear as they will be presenting as their notable person.  Night of the Notables will be on May 31st.

Week of 4/30-5/4

This week, we will begin Night of the Notables planning and researching. Students will need to choose someone notable from Colorado, or if a majority of their work was accomplished in Colorado.  There needs to be enough information available at their reading level for their specific person.  We will be looking at potential options, but students may come up with their own as long as they fit the above criteria.  We will begin taking notes by using fact fragments in order to learn as much as possible about our notable people.  

 

Week of 4/23-4/26

This week, we will learning about Colorado's role during WWII and learning about Camp Amache, a Japanese Internment Camp that was located in Colorado.  We will begin Night of the Notables planning and researching next week! Students will need to choose someone notable from Colorado, or if a majority of their work was accomplished in Colorado.  Please begin brainstorming potential people with your child!

Week of 4/16-4/20

This week, we will discuss the causes and major events of World War 2.  We will then move into Colorado's role during WWII and learning about Camp Amache, a Japanese Internment Camp that was located in Colorado.  

Week of 4/9-4/13

This week, we will be continuing our work on the Dust Bowl and how it effected Colorado and the Midwest.  

Week of 3/19-3/23

This week, we will be investigating how Colorado's actions during WWI affected and caused the Dust Bowl.  We will determine the causes and effects that farming & drought had on Colorado's climate and economy. 

Week of 3/12-3/16

This week, we will be taking a closer look at the industries that were prosperous in Colorado during the Industrial Revolution & World War I.  Students will choose an industry to research further.  Eventually, students will share their findings in small groups with peers who researched different industries. 

Week of 3/5-3/9

This week, students will continue to investigate details of the industrial revolution and its effects on the labor force.  We will also understand the role of the assembly line on the industrial revolution.

2/26-3/2

This week students will continue investigating Colorado Unions & additional events that are relevant during early Colorado statehood, such as the Ludlow Massacre, and the Industrial Revolution.

Week of 2/20-2/23

This week students will begin investigating Colorado Unions & additional events that are relevant during early Colorado statehood, such as the Ludlow Massacre, and the Industrial Revolution.

This students will begin investigating Colorado Unions & additional events that are relevant during early Colorado statehood, such as the Ludlow Massacre.

Week of 2/5 - 2/9

This week, students will finish up their powerpoint presentations on Women's Suffrage.  Students will present in small groups to their peers.  We will also begin investigating Colorado Unions.