Class hours: Tuesdays 10:30am-12:15pm, or on your own anytime this week
Office hours: Mondays 1:00-2:45pm. I am available day of the week, please feel free to email me at any time.

Dear Students and Parent/Guardians, 

Parkside Middle School will begin a transition to Canvas, a student learning management system, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of their unique set of classes and find their course content in one location.  Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download for Apple, download for Android Parent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page by clicking here While we at Parkside are excited about using Canvas, we understand that it will be a learning process for teachers, students, and families.  We are here to help and excited to learn and grow together! 

 

Sincerely, 

Parkside Middle School Staff 

Estimados estudiantes y padres / tutores,

 

La Escuela Parkside Middle comenzará una transición a Canvas, un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje estudiantil, a partir del lunes 4 de mayo. Canvas permitirá a los estudiantes acceder a cada una de sus clases  y encontrar el contenido de su curso en una ubicación. Las aplicaciones para estudiantes de Canvas se pueden descargar haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces: descargar para Apple, descargar para Android. Los recursos para padres y estudiantes, así como los enlaces directos a la página web de Canvas, se pueden encontrar en la página de Tecnología Educativa de PWCS haciendo clic aquí. Si bien en Parkside estamos entusiasmados con el uso de Canvas, entendemos que será un proceso de aprendizaje para maestros, estudiantes y familias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y emocionados de aprender y crecer juntos!

 Sinceramente,

 Personal de Parkside Middle School



April 27- May 3 lesson plan
4a 
I can describe the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations.

1. Read pages 46-55 in Our America www.fivepondspress.com
2. Complete vocabulary. Link in calendar date 4/27

2. Watch this link on Cortez's conquest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFDRL-iojHA
3. Answer review questions 2,4,6 on page 63, turn in for feedback.
4. Complete the graphic organizers on page 63, turn in for feedback. Link for graphic organizer is on the calendar, or you can recreate it on paper. 
5. Do the quiz on quizizz about Explorers  (14 questions)
https://quizizz.com/join/quiz/58ad78e34be65a7f706ae098/start
6. Extension activity: Write two journal entries: one from the point of view of a European explorer and one from the point of view of an American Indian. In each entry discuss how the relationship between the explorers and the Indians changed over time.


April 20-26 lesson plan
3a, 3b
I can describe how archaeologists have recovered material evidence of ancient settlements, including Cactus Hill in Virginia. I can locate where the American Indians lived, with emphasis on the Inuit, Kwakiutl, Lakota, Pueblo, and Iroquois.

1. Read pages 30-33 in Our America www.fivepondspress.com
2. Watch this link on Cactus Hill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ZufQDYEJE
3. Answer archaeology questions 1-4 on page 45, turn in for feedback.
4. Complete the graphic organizer on page 45 (use page 44), turn in for feedback. Link for graphic organizer is on the calendar, or you can recreate it on paper. 
5. Do the quiz on quizizz about Native Americans (15 questions)
https://quizizz.com/join/quiz/57d9e834691f580c7c12e5a4/start
6. Extension activity: Create a map of North America showing where the tribes were located OR write a paragraph about which tribe you would like to be a part of if you lived in North America at that time and why. 

April 13-19 lesson plan
2c I can locate major water features and explain their importance to the early history of the United States: Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Columbia River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.

1. Read pages 22-25 in Our America www.fivepondspress.com (20 minutes)
2. Complete the graphic organizer on page 27, turn in for feedback. (30 minutes)
3. Do the quizz on Seterra (20 minutes)   https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3452
4. Watch this link on rivers on (5 minutes) youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBRcOLcEwF0
5. Complete or create your own map including all the water features found on pages 22-25 (20 minutes). Turn in for feedback.
There is a link for the map and graphic organizer on my calendar. 
Feel free to recreate them on paper and send me a photo if you prefer not to print the activities. Or you can make a word document and email it to me.

Read and response activity for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. March 31- April 3


We are going to use our Textbooks online! Here is the website: https://www.fivepondspress.com/

I am emailing you all with your username and password. If you don't get it, or need it sent again, let me know!

leathaam@pwcs.edu

Read pages 16-21 and respond in complete sentences:
1. Where is the Rocky Mountains region located? Describe
2. Where is the Great Plains region located? Describe
3. Where is the Coastal Plain region located? Describe
4. Where is the Canadian Shield region located? Describe.
5. What is the climate and geography like in the Rocky Mountains?
6. What is the climate and geography like in the Great Plains?
7. What is the climate and geography like in the Coastal Plain?
8. What is the climate and geography like in the Canadian Shield?

Extension activity: Using worldatlas.com research the states that are in each of the above regions.


Read and response activity for Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, 2020. 

Zoom meetings have had to be canceled for the time being. I will let you know if we are able to resume them at a later date.

USI Standard 2b I can locate and describe major geographic regions of North America.
USI Standard 2c I can locate major water features and explain their importance to the early history of the United States.

Geographic Regions


Response questions below, answer in complete sentences. Please email me your responses for feedback at leathaam@pwcs.edu

1. Where is the Coastal Range located?
2. What is the climate and geography like in the Coastal Range?
3. What are 3-5 key words you could use to describe the Coastal Range?
4. Where is the Basin and Range located?
5. What is the climate and geography in the Basin and Range?
6. What are 3-5 key words you could use to describe the Basin and Range?
7. List the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans.

Extension activity: Using worldatlas.com research the states that are in the Coastal Range and Basin and Range regions.

That's it for Monday and Tuesday!

Welcome to 6th grade Social Studies!  Please view the calendar on the left of this page for weekly lesson plans.

Happy Monday, March 23rd! I hope you are all doing well! I miss you and I miss seeing your smiling faces everyday! I will be updating my webpage calendar with support activities for the standards we have already covered. Also, I have created a separate instagram account if you would like to follow me there (with your parent's permission) or you can always reach me through email. 

Instagram: leatham_history

Here are the standards we have learned so far this year:
2a) I can locate the seven continents and five oceans.
2b) I can locate and describe major geographic regions of North America.
2c) I can locate major water features and explain their importance to the early history of the United States.
2e) I can recognize key geographic features on maps.
3a) I can describe how archaeologists have recovered material evidence of ancient settlements.
3b) I can locate where the American Indians lived.
3c) I can describe how the American Indians used the resources in their environment.
4a) I can describe the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations.
4b) I can describe cultural and economic interactions between Europeans and American Indians that led to cooperation and conflict. 
4c) I can identify the location and describe the characteristics of West African societies and their interactions with traders.
5a) I can describe the religious and economic events and conditions that led to the colonization of America.
5b) I can describe life in New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
5c) I can describe specialization of and interdependence among New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
5d) I can describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans.
5e) I can explain the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.
6a) I can explain the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution.
6b) I can describe how political ideas shaped the revolutionary movement in American and led to the Declaration of Independence.
6c) I can describe key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution.
6d) I can explain reasons why the colonies were able to defeat Great Britain.
7a) I can explain the weaknesses and outcomes of the government established by the Articles of Confederation.
7b) I can describe the historical development of the Constitution of the United States.
7c) I can describe the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States (we are in the progress of this standard)