SHS AK Studies

for students of Alaska History and Cultural Studies at Sitka High School

Off and Running for Fall Semester

The 2009-2010 SHS school year is off to a great start!  For the fall semester, there are two Alaska History and Cultural Studies classes at SHS.  One is 1st period and one 6th period.  Ms. Smothers-Marcello is leading the 6th period class, while Ms. Garvin, a Master of Arts in Teaching Intern, is leading 1st period.

This week, both classes have been introduced to current events and how to do those over the course of the semester.  See the current events section of this blog for links to sources for current events articles.  6th period students have current events due on Wednesdays, while 1st period students have theirs due on Thursdays (except for the weeks of November 10 and 24 when they are due on Tuesdays).   (See the Current Events due dates here.)In addition to completing current events, students will work with an assigned partner to lead a discussion about current events.  Students are required to do this once per semester and will receive a life skills grade for leading the discussion.

6th period students have started a discussion of Alaska government by completing notetaking on federalism.  1st period students will engage in that notetaking activity on Monday, August 31st.

Please remember to return signed course outline!


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