Today I discussed the writing rubric and returned the 1869 paragraphs (a few of you have still to hand your paragraph in). We then read pp. 179-182 and did a jigsaw Internet research activity to learn the nature of the different "Numbered Treaties" created in the 1870s to deal with the government's plans to expand into the West. Next, we watched a segment (#10) from A People's History titled "Pieces of Pemmican." It summarized the fact that not all Aboriginal leaders were in agreement about signing the various treaties, but that in the end they felt they had no choice: the settlers were coming and the bison were rapidly disappearing. Ultimately, the First Nations negotiators/leaders tried to guarantee the wellbeing of their people in the face of anticipated famine. There is no homework unless you haven't completed you 1869 paragraph.