• Welcome students, parents and guardians,I hope you all are as excited and ready as I am to continue our learning journey through the study of U.S. and World History. I am confident that you will be engaged and challenged by the new learning opportunities that will be presented here over the next few weeks. Please read the overview below to find out how we will accomplish the goals of Distance Learning:

    • This website is for Mr. Turkle's 6th grade World History class AND 8th grade U.S. History classes. World History and U.S. History classes work from different textbooks but both grade levels are working on the same textbook chapter at the same time. After LCS Learning Packets are completed (by Friday, April 10) each grade level will begin a two week study of Chapter 15 in their respective at home textbooks as well as online lessons (See Class Calendar/Click on daily entry). Students may begin reading Chapter 15 at any time. 
    • The daily chapter study (reading, vocab review, quizes and tests) plus Achieve 3000 (Articles, Activity and Thought Question submissions) will be conducted as usual with the main difference being when the student wishes to engage and complete each assignment. Mr. Turkle will follow students' progress using the digital textbook (MHConnectED) and Achieve 3000 online. Regardless of connectivity, all students will be able to complete all History assignments using either digital access or their traditional textbook at home. 
    • Completed assignments can be submitted in a variety ways (See the Student Resources section of this website for a link to the LCS District guidelines regarding submissions). The Class Calendar contains the first two week entry that reflects the study of Chapter 15 (April 13 to April 24) in both World History and U.S. History textbooks. The Assignments sections will be updated with additional lessons as needed. Reminder: We will continue to follow our basic two weeks per chapter learning schedule with a day set aside for Achieve in the middle of each week...Just like you have done for the entire school year!

    Please let me know if you have questions or need to discuss anything. You can email me anytime at turklet@leonschools.net or call Ft. Braden at 488-9374 and leave a message for me. I'll return your call or your email as soon as possible. I will have daily office hours from 2:00pm to 4:00pm during which you can reach me directly at turklet@leonschools.net. I look forward to all of us learning together!