Dear Parents/Guardians of West Seneca:"I shall strive to create a positive supportive learning environment and educational experience for all students and pledge to respect each of my students as a unique person, not a test score."Sincerely,Mr. Paul M. Glieco
WEEKLY LESSON PLANS
Monday, November 18th - Tuesday, November 19th,2019:
Did Pocahontas rescue John Smith?
Students will use the following sources and tools to read and analyze multiple accounts and create an evidence-based argument about the likelihood of the rescue.
Task 1.1: "The Play by Play"
Directions: According to Smith's General History of Virginia (above) students will record a "play-by-play" description of the facts in the passage.
Task 1.2: "Comparing Smith's Accounts" Students will identify the different facts in Smith's two accounts of his captivity in the Venn Diagram below.
Wednesday, November, 20th, 2019:
What are we studying?
Our curriculum is based on the social studies framework set by the state of New York. 7th grade is the first half of a two-year course in American history. Our goal is to get from Native Americans and the European exploration and colonization through to the causes of the Civil War.