Monday, September 22, 2014

I Will Fight No More....

Chief Joseph made a promise to his dying father to never give up his peoples land where he would be buried. Joseph never signed a treaty giving this land to the US Government but they took it anyway. In an attempt to keep his people free he made a desperate run to Canada to join up with Sitting Bull. He came up 40 miles short.

Do you wish he had made it?  Why or not?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day

What did you do this weekend to celebrate Labor Day? Did you grill out or go to the pool? How many of you went downtown to see the WEBN fireworks? But do you know the real history behind this holiday? Watch this video to find out and then answer these questions in your notes:
1) Who proposed labor day?

2) In what American city was it first celebrated?

3) Which President made Labor Day a national holiday? Why?

4) What has happened to America's once great labor force today?