Monday – President’s Day! I know how disappointing it is to miss school. And I know that all the students would much rather be at school than hanging about the house, eating pie and playing video games. I’m afraid we are all subject to the whims of the federal government, however, and have to take a day off of school.
Tuesday – On Tuesday I’ll pick up the GR9 worksheet, and I’ll assign a map for the students to complete. It’s a map of New Mexico. It’s due on Thursday, and it needs to have the following things on it….
1.Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Silver City, Portales, Hobbs, Las Alamos, Las Vegas, and Taos
2.Rivers – Rio Grande, Pecos, Gila, San Juan, Canadian
3.The Sandia Mountains, and one other mountain chain.
4.All major Interstate Highways that go through New Mexico (I-25, I-40, I-10)
5.Three other things of the student’s choice (ie Navajo Nation, Four Corners, Acoma/Sky City, White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, Lincoln, etc.)
6.I would like to see a title, key, scale, and compass rose on each map. They don’t have to be colored, but I would like to see some effort.
Wednesday – We’ll check the Critical Facts notebook today. Students should have all the Critical facts written down in their notebooks (1-100). I’ll give a Test on the Chapter 1-9 Critical Facts. Study study!
Thursday – The Mexican-American War! The Revolt of 1837 AND 1847! People using the Governor’s head for a football (no, really…) and anarchy oi the streets! We’ll talk about it on Thursday. Students will take notes. It will be awesome.
Friday – We’ll review for the Chapter 9 exam, which will be on Monday.
On another note…remember that the Quarter 3 projects are due on Feb. 29th! The students have had one work day, and they will have another one next week. You might want to touch base on how they are doing. It would be best to NOT wait till the very last second to try to write a paper….