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Dear Students and Parent/Guardians,

Parkside Middle School will begin a transition toCanvas, a studentlearningmanagementsystem, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of theirunique set of classes and find their course content in one location. Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download forApple,download for AndroidParent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page byclicking hereWhile 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!


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!



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.

STANDARD US1.4a
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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. Complete Native Americans quiz on quizizz (15 questions):
https://quizizz.com/join/quiz/57d9e834691f580c7c12e5a4/start
6. Extension activity: Create and illustrate a map/poster of North America showing where the tribes were located. OR write a paragraph summarizing one tribe.  Remember who, what, why, where, when and how.  You may use your textbook or research independently.


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April 18, 1775
Tomorrow is the anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride!
For the kids watch Liberty's kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggxB9wgJQY
For adults get the real story at: https://www.paulreverehouse.org/the-real-story/

Extension/Enrichment Opportunity

Research the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere; Read the poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

https://poets.org/poem/paul-reveres-ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I963GC3mzm0

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/60915/11-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-paul-revere


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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.

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 Ricer, 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. Complete the quiz 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 a map on my calendar. 


Greetings, students, and welcome to Mr. Knudson's social studies web page.


By utilizing the "Calendar" feature on this page, you will find daily  essential understandings, power point presentations, video suggestions and related class activities to keep you historically sharp through the end of the school year.  

The "Files and Documents" folder will contain Quarters at a Glance, additional unit power point presentations and the PWCS social studies pacing guide.

The social studies textbook US I with audio can be accessed with the following link:  

Our America Textbook

Log-In: PMS123
Password: 20110S

If you are so inclined, please feel free to further your learning via the world wide web or using instructional items you may already have in your home.


Please contact me with any questions or comments.  

Weekly emails will be generated via ParentVUE with class updates and important information.

Mr. Knudson


knudsorx@pwcs.edu


Up to this point in time, we have completed the following units as a class:

September
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.
October
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.
November
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.
December and January
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.
February, March and April
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)