Utah and U.S. History

Email: jolyne.merchant@edisoncs.org

History is our story - it is the story of US. It tells us who we are and where we have been. It helps us understand people and society. It contributes to moral understanding, provides us with an identity, and is essential to good citizenship and is key to our democracy. History is both beautiful and messy - but it defines who we are.

"History is the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instructor of the present, and monitor to the future."

~Miguel Cervantes, Spanish Author, Playwright and Poet

**Important Information to Know: **

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great week so far.

7th Grade:

Here is what you need to know for Utah History:

  • Test tomorrow (Sept. 12th) on the unit called 3 Regions and Shaping the Land
    • Flash cards are attached and on my website
    • Please double check to make sure all notes are caught up for this unit
    • We did a review in class today, but they need to study tonight.
  • NHD assignment - Summary of Story/Event due Thursday by 11:59 pm.
    • They need to have at least 2 sources added to their bibliography
    • They need to have two quotes and two pictures that have to do with the summary entered individually on notecards in NoodleTools
    • A paragraph needs to be submitted summarizing the story/event on a notecard in NoodleTools
    • The inbox is called: Mrs. Merchant - Summary of Story/Event
    • They had time in class to work on the assignment where several were able to finish. However, most did not.
      • Please check with them to see what needs to be finished to accomplish this assignment and get it turned in on time.
  • Continue studying the maps
    • Both the continents and oceans as well as the counties of Utah.
    • Both map tests are coming up on September 26th.
    • There are links on my website of games they can play to practice.

8th grade:

Here is what you need to know for US History:

  • We are in the unit called First Americans
    • Flash cards are attached and on my website
    • Please double check to make sure all notes are caught up for this unit
    • Please have them study for a minimum of 5 minutes nightly.
    • Test will likely be September 19th.
  • NHD assignment - Summary of Story/Event due Thursday by 11:59 pm.
    • They need to have at least 2 sources added to their bibliography
    • They need to have two quotes and two pictures that have to do with the summary entered individually on notecards in NoodleTools
    • A paragraph needs to be submitted summarizing the story/event on a notecard in NoodleTools
    • The inbox is called: Mrs. Merchant - Summary of Story/Event
    • They had time in class to work on the assignment where several were able to finish. However, most did not.
      • Please check with them to see what needs to be finished to accomplish this assignment and get it turned in on time.
  • Continue studying the maps
    • Both the continents and oceans as well as the states of the United States.
    • Both map tests are coming up on September 28th.
    • There are links on my website of games they can play to practice.


Something helpful to note:

· There is ALWAYS homework Monday through Thursday.

· In general, math will be the bulk of the homework time but there is some homework in most every class.

· Budgeting time helps with longer assignments/projects

· Parents: If they say they have “no homework” – CHECK to see if it is done, CHECK the planners. They can always study for upcoming tests, work on future projects or read from their literature books. They will always have something on which they can work.

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