Assignment for 5/15- 1st, 4th, and 5th hours
Write a one-page "lumberjack letter" home in 1900. You are a lumberjack at a northern Minnesota lumber camp in the winter of 1900-01. You are writing to your family back home telling them of how life is like in a lumber camp.
Your letter home should have a date, and be one page in length (minimum). You must include at least five (5) terms from the attached "lumberjack lingo" terms. You can choose a job from the job descriptions and refer to the different places in camp. Be prepared to share the letter with the class. There is also a sample letter from Horace Glenn, a lumberjack we read about in our Northern Lights textbook.
THE LETTER IS DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
The Common Good
In the 1st, 4th, and 5th hour classes we will be speeding through the early 1900s this week with a look at some Progressive Era issues as well as some ideas that were meant to be good for certain groups of people but weren't-- such as boarding schools for Native Americans and watchdog groups for German Americans after World War I. The 6th hour class will be writing a 1910 letter this week to the Northfield News about the growth of the Twin Cities.
Current Events Assignments format is changed for 4th quarter. Students will continue to report on two current events for the month of May. The first current event must be reported on by Friday, May 17; the second by Friday, May 31.
Amistades (Spanish- 6)
lunes, 13 de mayo, 2013
Tuvimos un buen tiempo en "El Bosque" de Concordia Language Villages durante el viaje la semana pasada. Todos se divirtieron muy bien y tuvieron la oportunidad de hablar espanol.
We had a great time last week at the Concordia Language Villages for our overnight field trip. It was awesome! Once again, our Northfield kids impressed the staff by how much Spanish they knew and how well-behaved they were. Well done you guys!
We will be moving into the final stretch of our year by working toward a final presentation on summer plans by next week.