New Mexico History and Geography- Angelique Shires

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<Angelique Shires>


<Welcome to New Mexico History! I have a love of history and hope to instill this love in your student. I am an Air Force Brat; my father served for 26 years and then I married into the Air Force. I have lived in 7 different states and 2 different countries, Germany and Holland. I have traveled to France, Luxembourg, Belgium, England, Mallorca, and the Canary Islands. I am hoping to bring my travels and interactions with different cultures into the classroom to help students learn how to be sensitive and understanding of other cultures.>

This month, students will carry on the lessons learned about being successful in class while learning about: why we study history, the 5 themes of the geography, the geography of New Mexico and, more toward the end of the month, the ancient Pueblo peoples.  Please see the important files link for any notes your student may have missed.

This month, students will continue to explore the life and times of the Ancestral Puebloans (aka the Anasazi). The unit will culminate with the Anasazi writing project. We will have a presentation of ancient Native artifacts by Mr. Rickie on October 5th and the Coronado Monument educators sector will also do a presentation on October 22nd. We will end the month discovering the truth behind the Columbian Exchange. As always please use the Student Social Studies Documents link to find copies of documents/assignments missed in class. Additionally, there is a hyperlink that will take you directly to my google docs folder with that information.

This month we will be finishing up our discussion on the Columbian Exchange. We will then move on to learn about Hernan Cortes, Cabeza de Vaca, & Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. We will end November with the El Camino Real. I will upload pictures of the textbook pages to the student social studies documents link as we go. These can be used for students who fall behind in the note taking or were absent. 
December​- Week of 12/5-12/9
This week we will be going over a study guide for the EOC's. Additionally, I will use this week to get students caught up on any work they are missing, including tests. Please continue to check PowerSchool to keep updated on your student's progress. You can sign up for weekly emails in which PowerSchool will send updates on your student's grades.
EOC's begin the week of  12/12. There is no school on 12/16 unless your student has missed a day of EOC's. 
If you have any questions or concerns please email or call me. I will be linking the study guide in my "Student Social Studies Documents". 
Also, I have given the students an opportunity to earn extra credit by turning in extra word maps. They have the opportunity to gain an extra 65 points. 

Have a wonderful Holiday Break! See you all in the New Year.

Welcome back and welcome to 2017.  This week the students are working on a one pager with information they learned during the 2nd quarter. This project is due on Friday Jan. 6. The instructions can be found in the student social studies documents link.  This month we will be delving into Don Diego de Vargas and his reconquest of New Mexico.

January 9-13, 2017: This week the students have 4 word maps due on Wednesday (Jan. 11). The vocabulary frontload is in the student social studies documents link... Chapter 7 Vocabulary. Students will be working in groups on Friday (Jan. 13) to present a newscast on the events of Spain reconquering New Mexico. 
January 17-20, 2017: Students will be presenting their newscast Tuesday.  We will be reading pages 148-154 in our blue textbook and working on a flow map. Thursday we will be watching a video on the fur trade. I have posted a PDF file with the pages for the reading under the student social studies documents folder.
January 23-27: Students will be reading pages 154-157 out of the blue textbook and creating a circle map on the fur trade. A copy of the pages  as well as the circle map will be added to the documents folder. 
February 6-10: Students will learn about the Santa Fe Trail. We will be starting a group project this week on the Santa Fe Trail. They will have class time to work on their project. Information can be found under the Students Social Studies Documents link found on the left hand side of this page. Additionally, students are required to submit 4 word maps (due Wed. 2/8) from their vocabulary frontload. 
March 13-17: Students are learning about Governor Charles Bent and the American Conquest of New Mexico. On Tuesday of this week they will begin working on a Newscast discussing the Conquest and the death of Governor Bent. Wednesday will be our Chapter 10 test. Thursday I will present the students with their new vocabulary words with word maps being due on Friday. Next week is Spring Break. Have a wonderful Break!  

April: This month we will be discussing the Civil War battles that took place in New Mexico. In between, we will have PARCC testing. By the end of this month, we will be discussing the Wild West in NM: Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Wars. Additionally, the students will be completing an annotated timeline regarding the path of NM becoming a state.

April 10-12: PARCC testing started this week. Students (when not testing) will be working on creating their country (to meet geography requirements). This project is due Wednesday, April 19, 2017. They will have 2 days of in class time and if they do not finish they will need to finish at home. The instructions are saved under the Student Social Studies Documents link
April 17-21: This week students will be learning about Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Wars. They will be presenting a newscast on Friday. Their Buffalo Soldiers EQ is due Today (Monday, April 17) and on Wednesday their Create their own country is due. Please make sure your students are working on this at home. 

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