Upcoming Assessments: June 02- Social Studies Test- California Indian Groups.
Students will describe national identities, religious beliefs, customs, and folklore of various California American Indians. They will learn how local American Indian nations adapted to their natural environment.
Focus Question: What are the four main geographical regions of California Indian Groups, and how did they adapt to their environment?
Key vocabulary: aborigines, agility of mind, archeologist, artifact, atlatl, ceremonies, indigenous, pemmican, tomols, tule, wigwams, wikiups. Assessment for subjects such as science. health, and social studies are announced two weeks in advance. It takes approximately one week to have the assessments graded, scored, and recorded.
Finally, the grading scale is based upon the recommendations of LAUSD office of Curriculum Instruction. The school as a whole has adopted the grading system. The scores are based on the actual percentages earned. A score of 2.9 will not be rounded to a score of 3.0.
Upcoming Projects: Social Studies: Native American Project for the History Channel
Summary of this Week's Lesson: The students will work in teams creating an I-Movie for the History Channel. Their task is to teach others about the culture of a Native American tribe. The students with information acquired through research conducted at school and at home. In the classroom at school they compile their research and create an I-Movie on their assigned MacBooks. The students must meet the following requirements:
1. They must include all the information from their notes and the information that is outlined in their instructional packet. 2. The documentary can be no longer than 5 minutes and no shorter than 3 minutes. 3. The students can only use school appropriate images from the internet that are factual. 4. All members of the group must contribute to the creation of the I-Movie.
The Project will be graded on the following criteria:
1. Map: included showing the correct Native American Region- geography 2. Culture: language, family, clothing, food, housing, tools/weapons 3. Government: economics, trade 4. Art: at least two artifacts created by the tribe 5. Religion: traditions and ceremonies 6. Interesting facts 7. The present-day tribe
1. iMovie was kept at 3-5 minute time range 2. All group members demonstrated an active role in the movie production 3. Qualtiy of video- Audio and visual elements are clear, transitions well planned, etc...
Health Assignment: how can we make healthy food choices at home? The assignment is due May 31, 2017
The students will choose a family recipe and modify it to make it healthier. They will explain the modifications and how the family stays healthy in a detailed paragraph. The students have been provided with an assignment sheet describing in detail what most be included in their project.