My name is Lisa Tiger and I am orginally from the Oklahoma/Arkansas area. I’ve been a teacher for 22 years, the last two years were with a local military academy. I truly look forward to experiencing the humanities and history with your students. In addition, my background includes language arts, communications, film and television, and health. I believe that learning is our life source; through exploration and inquiry, we develop a passion for knowledge.
New Mexico History (8th grade)
September 25, 2016
7th Grade Humanities
This week we will be preparing and hosting a mock trial connected to the Boston Massacre. Students will be working on their final draft essay comparing and contrasting the lives of indentured servants and slaves; working in groups to create a multi-media presentation about the major battles of the Revolutionary War; and conducting our weekly literature circles with our novel CHAINS. Students should have read through chapter 19 by Monday. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time! Thanks
8th Grade New Mexico History
This week we will complete an in-class essay about New Mexico’s impact on the United States; in addition, we will test over Unit One on Tuesday. Thursday and Friday, we start a new unit about the environment of New Mexico. We will be creating a geographical sculpture of the four regions of New Mexico. Another busy week!! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time!
10th Grade US History
This week students will be creating a multi-media presentation about the major battles of the Civil War; in addition, students will complete an in-class essay about the causes of the Civil War. We will also be testing over this unit and begin the Reconstruction unit. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time!
11th Grade Government
This week we will start our bill project. We will trace the steps for a bill to become law through a specific bill that became law and has undergone many challenges and changes. We will be developing an idea as a class to submit our own proposal to our state legislatures. Who knows, maybe we can celebrate their bill becoming a law soon! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks!
September 20, 2016
7th Grade Humanities
Students have been working very hard this week! They have written an essay about social classes during the Revolutionary Period, analyzed causes of the American Revolution, and finished the Challenge Unit One. We have also had our first literature circle for the book CHAINS. We are currently researching the Boston Massacre as part of a mock trial project. Students also took part in a mercantilism simulation to learn about trade. We used that concept to lead into globalization and the New Mexico trade industry. As a class, we will be deciding on a community service project. The idea behind this is if we can take steps to better our community, that will improve our state and could lead to a greater impact. We are also studying rhyme scheme in poetry. Unit Two is Give Me Liberty, so our Challenge theme will be about freedom. I am so honored to work with these students! They are motivated, energetic, and bright!!
September 8, 2016
7th Grade Humanities
You will hear your child talking about “The Challenge.” This is an assignment to be completed outside of class individually. The theme for this challenge is “Survival.” Each unit, students will have a challenge. The idea is for them to take ownership of their learning and demonstrate the concepts they have processed during the unit. Some suggestions I offered were: writing an original short story, researching a tribe, etc. They can decide for themselves, but it must be completed within the next 2 weeks. You can help me out by just asking them occasionally how the challenge is coming along! Thanks
August 28, 2016
Grade 7 Humanities
Hard to believe we have already finished two weeks of school!! I can honestly say that I am so fortunate to be teaching your children. They are inquisitive, respectful, motivated, and fun. We get to spend two hours together each day to explore history and language arts through a fusion of art, architecture, readings, music, and other aspects of culture. Our history spans a 300 year period from the 1600’s through the 1800’s in America. Students are currently analyzing primary sources from the early colonists. Our unit is called “Survival Mode,” and we are learning just what it took for the people in Early America to survive.