Welcome to Mr. LaRochelle's class page.

(Updated on 5/4/2020)

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!

Sincerely,

Parkside Middle School Staff 
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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!

Sinceramente,

Personal de Parkside Middle School

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(Updated on 4/27/2020)

Parents/Students,

This week, students will be working with the following Learning Targets:

USII 4A- I can examine the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians.

Assignment- 
Step 1: Students should complete the reading, view the two videos, and inspect the three maps on the link provided below.
 
Link:
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/westward-expansion-through-maps/
*Please do NOT complete the Student Handout*

Step 2: After you have finished reading and engaging with the link above, select 3 of the activities from the USII 4A- Activity BINGO board. You will need to complete them to get BINGO going vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. The BINGO Board has been uploaded to USII 4A- Westward Movement Folder, Distance Learning Folder, as well as an assignment on Microsoft Teams. 
 
Step 3: Complete the 3 activities you’ve selected in the USII 4A- Activity BINGO (Blank) and either upload the document to the Assignments page of Microsoft Teams or email me a digital copy of assignment to submit the assignment .
 
If you have any questions, then I will be available for Office Hours through Chat in Microsoft Teams at the following times:

Monday- 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tuesday-10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

E-mail: larochmp@pwcs.edu

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(Updated on 4/20/2020)

Parents/Students

This week, students will be working with the following Learning Targets:

USII 3A- I can analyze the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States and how they changed the meaning of citizenship.

Assignment:

Step 1: Students should review information on the Reconstruction Era by completing the Introduction, Warm-Up, Content, and Summary Tabs on the link provided below.

Link: https://digitallearning.whro.org/ushistory/mod5/top6/intro.html 
*Please do NOT complete the Application Tab (Venn Diagram)*

Step 2: After you have finished with the link above, select 3 activities from the USII 3A- Activity BINGO board and complete them to get BINGO going vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. The BINGO Board has been uploaded to USII 3A- Reconstruction Folder, the Academic Calendar, and as an assignment on Microsoft Teams. 

Step 3: Complete the 3 activities you’ve selected in the USII 3A- Activity BINGO (Blank) and either upload the document to the Assignments page of Microsoft Teams or email me a digital copy of assignment to submit the assignment 

If you have any questions, then I will be available for Office Hours through Chat in Microsoft Teams at the following times:

Monday- 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tuesday-10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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(Updated on 4/13/2020)

Parents/Students

This week, students will be working with the following Learning Targets:

USII 6D- I can analyze the causes of the Great Depression and its impact on Americans.

Assignment- Students should complete the video assignment on EdPuzzle and select one of the activities below.

Option 1- Great Depression Story Board
Option 2- Great Depression Timeline
Option 3- Great Depression Compare & Contrast

Directions on how to create an account on EdPuzzle have been emailed to parent/students and descriptions of the activity options have been uploaded to the USII 6D- Great Depression documents folder and as an assignment on Microsoft Teams.
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(Updated on 3/30/2020)

Parents/Students

This week, students will be working with the following Learning Targets:

USII 6D- I can analyze the causes of the Great Depression and its impact on Americans.
USII 6D- I can analyze the major features of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Assignment- Students can read the articles on the First and Second New Deal, then complete the online review quiz at the following link: https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5e8216601b835c001d42ae11/new-deal

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(Updated on 3/26/2020)

Parents/Students,

I have updated the Academic Calendar on this page to reflect all of the Learning Targets we have covered throughout the year. I have included links to online review tools with each of the Learning Targets.

In an effort to provide resources for review and reflection, I have created a Twitter account and YouTube channel. I will be uploading online activities and video playlists to review material and keep their historical thinking skills fresh.

I will continue to update my website on a weekly basis and upload content to other platforms. Please know that the mental and physical well-being of our students is the top priority at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact me through email.

YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJrmO0wXcbnWCAWb8XEBF8g
Twitter: @mr_larochelle
Email: larochmp@pwcs.edu
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(Updated 3/23/2020)

Parents/Students,

Below are two online resources that can be used to review the causes and impacts of the Great Depression.  When you have time to look at the resources, think about the following:

What are three things that I learned?
What are two things I found interesting?
What is one question I'd like to have answered?
How would I summarize these resources in a sentence?

The Dust Bowl Photo Gallery: *3, 2, 1* 

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/photos/

The Stock Market Crash of 1929: *Summary*
https://www.history.com/news/what-caused-the-stock-market-crash-of-1929