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This week (January 9-13) we have been learning about the War of 1812. Did you know that a pirate by the name of Jean LaFitte helped Andrew Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans?
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Jean LaFitte Blacksmith Shop

(still in existence in New Orleans, Louisiana)

SEE MRS. SWANSON OR MRS. HIGH FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS UNIQUE MAN!




http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/main.html - CLICK HERE FOR YOUR LEWIS & CLARK WEBQUEST!!!









Links to the 44 Presidents Song and the 50 States that Rhyme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITdakRPwI-U (44 Presidents)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmGYjJzzcY&feature=fvwrel (50 States)



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HINT: Count the number of women currently in the U.S. Senate! (see above)






CLICK BELOW FOR SURVEY:

http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2011/


ANOTHER SONG by the same teachers who wrote the Benedict Arnold song . . . this one is about Teddy Roosevelt!

http://www.youtube.com/user/spmissal#p/u/5/oYpdZMFOObQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTHgxBvhaFo BENEDICT ARNOLD SONG!








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Click on the picture to complete a webquest for our first Social Studies Unit!


EXTRA! EXTRA! Here are pictures from our 13 Colonies Group Presentations:

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Tyler, Jimmy, Nick, Yenok, Ethan, Sarah, Zoie, Laray, Denecy (Wylbert: not pictured)






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Mary, Brody, Kyle, Reese, Billy, Alyssa (hiden), Kiran, Alexis, Hannah, and Tana . . . with Nick up front!


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Paige, Jessica, Lucy, Kadin, Andrew, Nolan and Andreya (not pictured: Marqus and Henok)





War That Made America Part 1 (you may have to copy and paste the address, or search for this on youtube)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz0M9wnBP-I


Billy's Rap About the French and Indian War:

The French and Indian War . . .
It was such a horror.
The British had victory,
The French was like "Literally?"
Then came the act,
People had to pay tax!
It was a pain in the back -
They kept the money in the shack.
Here's the act,
Why did they even pass?
There's the Townshend, Stamp and Sugar,
People didn't have enough to buy a burger.
That's the FB War.


Andreya's Rap About the Causes of the Revolution:

The colonists were taxed,
King George needs to be relaxed.
There was Sugar, Stamp, and Townshend Acts,
The colonists did not react.
Then came along the Boston Tea Party.
King George felt like he had no authority.
They threw all the tea off the ship,
King George threw a fit!