We will be finishing up our sound unit soon and move to our new unit in Social Studies, Westward Expansion. Your child will be reading a lot of informational text and applying the strategies they learned in reading into this unit. So saddle up and let's get this show on the road!
Your child will be able to:
a.Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House and the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
b. Describe the impact of westward expansion on American Indians; include the Trail of Tears, Battle of Little Bighorn and the forced relocation of American Indians to reservations.
c. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).
12 February - Abraham Lincoln was born 1809
14 February - Valentine's Day
15 February - Galileo Galilei was born in 1564
15 February - Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820
19 February - Presidents' Day, No school!
22 February - George Washington was born in 1732
Mr. Pape, Mr. Pham, and Ms. Zarzour