Sunday, November 15, 2009

History Alive Chapter 3 & Thursday's Homework

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L.A./Writing: Grammar p. 60; Study your Spelling words and Grammar packet
Reading:  Read for 20 minutes-November Reading Log; Study your Practice Packet
Math: Open Response
Social Studies: Study for the Unit 3 Test on Friday(See below) Paper copy of the following info. was given on Monday; Parent Signature on Study Guide; Finish Practice Test
Other: Thursday Cursive; LIBRARY BOOKS
*Note: Words in red indicate assignments for all my homeroom students.

Check this helpful website on the 7 Native American Cultural Regions.

Our chapter 3 test will be this Friday.  Make sure you study your color-coded flashcards we created in class and take the tutorial as many times as you need to before the test. We'll review and share our group presentations on Thursday. 
Here are some fun ways to remember all of the information from chapter 3:

Northwest Coast: The Cool Kwakiutl live on the Coast. They wear waterproof cedar bark capes, trap salmon with cedar bark fish traps, and live in wooden houses with cool cedar totem poles.

California Intermountain Region: The Pretty Pomo, wear pretty shell necklaces, and make pretty baskets decorated with shells and beads. The Pretty Pomo live in a pretty cone shaped redwood house.

Southwest: The Hot Hopi live in the Southwest and have to stay cool by wearing cotton dresses. The Hot Hopi are thirsty from being so hot and from climbing the ladders up to their adobe apartments. They are so thirsty that they store water to drink in clay pots.

Plateau: (This is the gross one.:)) This region is shaped like a foot and it is green! This region is the Plateau (Pla- TOE) Yuk. The Yakima lived there and ate roots to survive. Roots are at your toes (Pla-TOE). The Yakima lived in underground winter houses--think roots are underground, too. You can remember that they put baskets on their heads because everything else is already at their feet.

Great Plains: Think PLAIN and simple. The Sioux lived here. (Think: Sue is a simple name.) They used buffalo for everything! Buffalo and teepees are PLAIN and simple to remember when you are studying Native Americans.

Eastern Woodlands: Think tongue twister! The Algonquian (Al-gon-kwee-an) in the Eastern Woodlands lived in wigwams wearing wild turkey-feather ceremonial capes. The turkey is a bird and you can link that to a turkey bird birch canoe. :)

Southeast: The Southern Seminole used cypress canoes. To keep safe from the sharp saw grass they wore deerskin leggings. They lived in palm leaf chickees so they wouldn't sweat!

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