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Mrs. Smith/Team Discovery/U.S. History I

Thank you for a great year, Team Discovery!

Go to the "Files & Documents" tab (on left) to download a copy of the Discovery 2020 End of Year Slideshow.


Click on the Virtual Learning link (in the menu on the left) to find weekly assignments for the 4th quarter.


I will be checking and replying to email every day during regular school hours. On Thursday afternoons, students will have an opportunity to meet virtually in Zoom meetings. This is a recurring meeting and will use the login information that was sent on 4/23/20. Students should check their Office 365 email.

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Here is a link to all of the content objectives for this year:
USI Learning Targets 2019-2020.docx


Click on each link to explore on your own:
Mount Vernon
Learn more about George Washington
Learn more about Thomas Jefferson
Beyond the Battlefield: Museum of the American Revolution


Versailles in FiguresI’m including this video of the French Palace of Versailles to give you an idea of the immense wealth that European monarchs had in the 1600 & 1700s. Remember, this desire for additional wealth and power fueled the Age of Exploration and the colonization of the New World and eventually led to the American Revolution.

 USI.7 Review Activities:

Check your Office 365 email for specific instructions and login information.

Northwest Ordinance Review

The Constitutional Convention: A Tour of Signers Hall at the National Constitution Center
USI.7a Articles of Confederation Practice Assessment


Click Here for Discovery Education 

 Use your Office 365 log in info (WITHOUT @pwcs) to access videos that I have shared with you.


If this link doesn't recognize your login information, try typing into your browser window. Remember, Google Chrome  is usually the most reliable browser.

The 6th grade Gettysburg field trip has been canceled.
All payments will be refunded upon our return to school.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Click here for Person of the Year Template
Click here for a copy of the Rubric
Click here for MS Word Formatting Tips

Check out our Adobe Spark Explorer Travel Blogs

Period 1

The Fantastic Francisco Coronado
The Fantastic John Cabot
Samuel de Champlain: One of the Greatest Explorers There Is!
Coronado Adventures
The Adventures of Francisco Coronado
John Cabot
Conqueror Coronado
John Cabot
The Samuel de Champlain

Period 2

The Outstanding John Cabot
The Great Powerful LaSalle
Champlain's Journey
Francisco Coronado, My Journey to the 7 Cities of Gold
Adventures of Robert LaSalle
The England Explorer John Cabot
Robert LaSalle
Francisco Coronado
Samuel de Champlain's Adventures
Adventures from the Underdog

Period 3

The Great Giovanni Caboto
Robert LaSalle, Fur Trader
John Cabot's Marvelous Journey
Samuel de Champlain, the Founder of Quebec
The Lost Explorer John Cabot
The Exciting Adventures of Samuel de Champlain
Robert LaSalle
Francisco Coronado
The Journey of John Cabot

Period 4

Samuel de Champlain
Robert LaSalle's Unpredictable Journey
John Cabot
John Cabot's Amazing Exploration
Samuel de Champlain the Explorer
The Voyage of John Cabot's Journey

Assessment Retake Policy -  Retake dates for tests and quick checks will be announced several days in advance. In order to retake an assessment, students must have a signed Assessment Retake Form as well as a completed review assignment. Both can be found as attachments to the class calendar on this web page. Students should return both pages to me no later than 8:30 am on the morning of the retake in order to receive a lunch pass. 

How to Set-up Calendar Alerts

If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here: 
School Messenger Help for Parents (PDF).