Friday, July 28, 2017

2017-2018 Syllabus

History Syllabus
Prek-4th Grade
2017-2018


Teachers:
Kerry Rohman (team leader) - Kerryandjake@gmail.com
Jennifer Longstreth-                 jenlongstreth@gmail.com
Valerie Tongate-                      valtongate@gmail.com


Text:
There is no required text for this year.  We are using topics from the All American History Volume II. There is no need to purchase the book, because there are many resources available online and at your local library.


Course Overview:
We will introduce your child to some of the highlights of American History.  We want the kids to have a fun, informative, hands-on experience as they learn. 

A general overview of class time will be:
10-15 minutes of teacher presentation
20-25 minutes hands on activity
10-15 minutes of lap-book activity

If they come to class with some prior knowledge of the topic it will help enhance their learning.  Reading books, visiting the websites listed on the blog, and completing the History Detective will accomplish this.

Blog/History Detective:

1) The blog address: 
tricountyhistorydetective.blogspot.com

On the blog you will find a brief overview of the topic for the semester as well as links to videos, games and websites with further information.

2) The History Detective is a one page worksheet for you to print off and complete with your child after viewing the blog.  One of the history teachers will email the upcoming History Detective to everyone at least one week prior to the co-op.  There will be a PreK/K History Detective along with a 1st-4th grade History Detective.  The blog will be updated at that time, and will also have a list of extra credit options.  Extra Credit is completely OPTIONAL.
 
3) Each week when the History Detective is sent out there will also be sent a note booking page. We would encourage the 3rd/4th grade after completing the History Detective and visiting websites listed on the blog to write a paragraph on the subject on their note booking page and bring it to co-op along with their History Detective and extra credit. We will bind up the note booking pages at the end of the year. For everyone who has completed all of the note booking pages they will receive a special reward beyond what every student receives at the end of the year. Last year all students received ice cream coupons, and the students that completed all their notebooking pages received additional coupons (such as to jumpin jax)

We will file each lap-book activity and assemble the lap-book at the end of each semester. You are welcome to staple the two lap-books together at the end of the year if you prefer.


Topics:
This year we will cover American History- The Civil War to the 21st Century

1st Semester

1. The Oregon Trail     September 8
2. Underground Railroad/Harriet Tubman   September 22
3.  Life of Abraham Lincoln    October 13
4.  The Civil War    October 27
5.  Immigration/Statue of Liberty    November 3
6.  Panama Canal/Theodore Roosevelt    November 17
7. LapBooks/Review Games December 4

2nd Semester

1. The Roaring 20's
2. The Depression/Dust Bowl
3. WWI
4. WWII/Anne Frank
5. Martin Luther King Jr./Segregation
6. John F. Kennedy
7. LapBooks/Review Games



We look forward to a great year! Please let us know if you have any questions! -The Prek-4th Grade History Team

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush


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Watch this movie on the Gold Rush to get the answers to

your homework. Many men traveled out to California to

find gold. They wanted to be rich so bad that they would

take the long journey.These men were said to have "Gold

Fever", they didn't have a fever, they were just crazy to

find gold. Many of these men left for the Gold rush in

1849 to California. They were called the 49ers.





Searching for Gold


Searching for Gold
In the early days of 1848 and 1849, it was not uncommon for a miner to dig $2000 of gold a day. But the average miner might have been lucky to find $10 per day.
As time went on the easy gold was all found. Although some made it rich, most of the others were lucky if they made enough to eat. After 1852 most of the surface gold was mined, panning for gold was no longer profitable.
This picture shows a 49er with his mule and supplies. Thousands of miners died on the journey or in the diggings. Many died from disease, or from accidents such as drowning in a river.

Camping and Housing


Camping and Housing
Most miners lived in tents and cooked their food over an open fire. Meals were usually beans, bacon or local game cooked over an open fire.
Most camps and mining towns were canvas tents or wooden buildings. Fires were very common. Many camps and towns were completely destroyed by fire. Some several times.
Heavy rain and snow during the winter months made for very difficult living and mining conditions. Most miners spent the winter in San Francisco or some mining town.
Sickness and colds were common from sleeping on cold, damp ground. The food was not very nutritious resulting in generally poor health. Scurvy was common from lack of fruits and vegetables. Sanitation was poor and miners seldom bathed or washed their clothes.

Family and Friends


Family and Friends
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Most miners came by themselves, leaving their families at home. Many young miners suffered from home sickness from being alone.
This picture shows a group of travelers setting up camp.Some families did make the trip to California. Many miners formed friendships and communities with other travelers. Card games, gambling and betting were common ways to pass the time.



Click on this link to play a Gold Rush game
http://www.huntington.org/Education/GoldRush/game/index.htm

Extra Credit:
1. Color, paint, or draw a picture of The Gold Rush
2. Share a creation representing The Gold Rush
3. Present a Gold Rush Diorama
4. Write a paragraph to share fun facts about The 49er's


Monday, March 27, 2017

Trail of Tears

The Trail Of Tears

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THE TRAIL OF TEARS


The Trail of Tears was a sad part of American history.  It began with the Indian Removal Act signed by President Andrew Jackson.  It stated that the President could take Native American land without paying for it or asking, as long as he gave the Native Americans who lived there an equal amount of land in the unsettled prairies of the west.  The majority of Native Americans did not want to leave their land.  Five Native American tribes were forced to leave their land and move west.  These tribes were the Creeks, Choctaws, Seminoles, Chickasaws and the Cherokee.  They were forced to travel 800 miles by foot to the west.  8000 Cherokee Indians died.




Watch this video to learn about the details of how the Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their land.




Extra Credit Options:
1. Bring a Native American item to co-op.
2. Make or bring a Native American drum/rainstick/musical instrument or vest and bring it to co-op (we will be having a pow-wow).
3) Draw a map of the route that different Native American's were forced to travel. 
4) Color or draw a picture of a Cherokee Indian.
5) Research and write differences between the 5 tribes talked about in the video (Creeks, Choctaws, Seminoles, Cherokee, Chickasaws). 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lewis and Clark, Napoleon


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Napoleon- Emporer of France-sold land to US to complete Louisiana Purchase.






"Elbow Room"
 https://youtu.be/FfoQBTPY7gk   

LEWIS AND CLARK http://www.history.com/topics/lewis-and-clark/videos/lewis--clark-expedition-charts-new-territory


Captain Meriwether Lewis










 Captain William Clark




CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH A MOVIE ABOUT LEWIS AND CLARK.











This is Sacagawea , she was an Indian Woman that helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition. She carried her son in a cradle board or wrapped up snug in her shawl on her back through most of the journey.

One day, Sacagawea and her husband were steering a boat through choppy waters when a sudden wind tripped it sideways. Her husband lost his wits and dropped the rubber and the boat filled with water. Sacagawea stayed calm and rescued all the captain's important journals, gunpowder, medicines and scientific instruments. If she hadn't saved these supplies the expedition would not have continued. She was a brave woman!

MORE FUN WITH LEWIS AND CLARK

 CLICK HERE TO GO ON AN EXPEDITION  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

EXTRA CREDIT
1. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF THE ANIMALS DISCOVERED ON THE EXPEDITION.  PICK 10 AND LIST THEM OR BRING IN A PICTURE OF THEM.
http://mrnussbaum.com/lewis-clark/discoveries/

2. DRAW A MAP OF YOUR HOUSE.  MAKE IT DETAILED JUST LIKE LEWIS AND CLARK.

3. RESEARCH WHAT PLANTS THEY DISCOVERED.  DRAW A PICTURE OF 3.

4. COLOR A MAP AND/OR A PICTURE OF SACAGAWEA

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Industrial Revolution

    THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

                       1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.


To find out how the industrial revolution began, watch this video.


Why did children work during the industrial revolution?





Who was Eli Whitney?  What was the cotton gin?  Click on this link to learn more.

http://havefunwithhistory.com/movies/cottonGin.html

EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS

1. BRING A PICTURE OF AN INVENTION AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBE HOW IT AIDED THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

2. WRITE A PARAGRAPH ABOUT CHILD LABOR

3.  FIND DIRECTIONS ONLINE AND MAKE A COTTON GIN.  BRING IT TO CO-OP AND SHOW THE CLASS HOW IT WORKS

4.  ASK YOUR MOM FOR A LIST OF JOBS TO DO AROUND THE HOUSE.  COME TO CO-OP WITH A LIST OF THE JOBS YOU DID IN ONE DAY, HOW LONG YOU WORKED, AND HOW YOU FELT AFTERWARD.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Captain Cook

Captain Cook (Chapter 24)

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Bible Verse: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.-Romans 12:12

Click on the Video below to learn more about Captain Cook and his voyage on the Endeavour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJnzP0Dp3t8

Items Captain Cook took Aboard 

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/videos/Captain-Cook-loads-his-Ship_v2966


Ten Interesting Facts About Captain Cook

http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-captain-james-cook

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The 3 voyages of Captain Cook



EXTRA CREDIT: 

1) Draw a map of Captain James Cook's Voyages (see map above)

2) Draw or Color a picture of Captain Cook (see below)/or make the Endeavour/Captain Cook using Legos! 

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3) Dress up as Captain Cook

4) Write 5-10 items Captain Cook took aboard the Endeavour.






Monday, January 9, 2017

American Revolution

                                    THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Galatians 5:13

 For you were called to freedom.  Do not be selfish with your freedom but in love serve one another.

 

 NO More Kings!!         https://youtu.be/cAZ8QJgFHOg

  Shot heard AROUND the WORLD.....Start of American Revolution

  https://youtu.be/Y6ikO6LMxF4


American Revolution: Who are these people?





Who is Paul Revereclick on this link  http://www.earlyamerica.com/paul_revere.htm




[images[26].jpg]Who is Molly Pitcher?
 http://www.revolutionary-war.net/molly-pitcher.html




Who is Benedict Arnold? Click here
  http://www.revolutionary-war.net/benedict-arnold.html
Then find Benedict Arnold and click on his picture. 





For more learning........

The following links are to a Liberty Kids episode entitled The Midnight ride.  There are 3 parts to the episode.

Part 1





Part 3



Extra Credit Options

1.  Write a paragraph about the Sons of Liberty

2.  Go to this website    http://www.revolutionary-war.net  Chose a person from this page (General, Spy, Famous American, Women or Soldiers) and do a report on them. 

3.  Come to co-op dressed as someone from the American Revolution. Tell the class about who you chose.

4. Draw a picture of a battle of the American Revolution