Students will use the Talking Circle tradition to effectively communicate their ideas on a variety of topics with their fellow students. (See p. 27 Those Who Were Here Before)
Students will keep journals to record their (a) responses to reading selections (b) answers to practice exercises (c) list of new words + synonyms and antonyms
Students will be able to identify, then read primary source accounts and list historic information they discover.
Students will interpret art works depicting momentous historic events of the time and describe each one literally and interpretively: Lewis&Clark meet native, Ft.McHenry battle, Washington portrait from White House, Sutter’s Mill.
Students will learn the lyrics and be able to identify, then sing important musical selections
from the 19th century, Star Spangled Banner, Erie Canal, Clementine.
Students will read the legends of Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Santa Claus (A Visit from St. Nicholas) and compare one of them to a legendary hero from their native culture.