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5th-8th Grade Social Studies & 6th Grade Religion

Reminders
1) We will be attending 8:30 a.m. Mass as a class each Monday; please be sure to bring in snack on this day.
2) Fr. Marc will be holding lectures for Grades 5-8 each Monday afternoon.

Week of February 11th, 2019

Posted on February 10, 2019

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies- focusing on the Jamestown Colony.  They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as: John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

  This week the students will also begin their study of the Plymouth Colony.  They will be discussing why the English settlers came to settle in this colony.  They will be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States, and they will be analyzing the impact religion had on the Plymouth settlement.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

2/7: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Jamestown Colony” on pages 160-164.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

 2/11: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

          STUDY!

2/12: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY! 

2/13: The class will be taking a test on “The Jamestown Colony”.

2/14: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 166.  Make sure your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

          Journal Topic is due tomorrow!

 

6th Grade

This week the  class will be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empires.  They will be examining the Golden Age of Egypt and how the empire expanded in size, power, and also in art.  They will be exploring the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how Amenhotep IV and King Tutankhamen changed Egypt.

2/11: Finish outlining “A Golden Age” on pages 120-121.

2/12: Complete the worksheet- “Building an Empire”.

2/13: Project: “Queen Hatshepsut Acrostic Poem”- A rough draft must be completed for homework.  You must have all of the words describing Queen Hatshepsut and the illustrations completed! Bring in art materials tomorrow!

 

7th Grade

  This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

2/8: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday:           “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/11: News articles on the French and Indian War are due typed and illustrated on Thursday!

2/12: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

2/13:  News articles on the French and Indian War are due tomorrow!

        The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY!

2/14: The class will be taking a test on “Life in the English Colonies”.

            

8th Grade

 The class will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  They will be exploring some of the reforms that American presidents in the early 1900’s promoted.  They will be examining how Theodore Roosevelt’s progressive reforms tried to balance the interests of business, consumers, and laborers.  They will also be exploring how William Howard Taft angered Progressives with his cautious reforms, while Woodrow Wilson enacted far-reaching banking and antitrust reforms.

2/11: “The Progressive Presidents”: Typed quiz and answer sheet are due on Thursday.  Follow the rubric that was given out in class!

2/13: “The Progressive Presidents” Quiz and answer sheet are due typed tomorrow!

2/14: Map of Europe Quiz- STUDY the Map of Europe on page R10.  The Class will be having a quiz on this map on Monday, March 4th!

Religion

  This week the students will learn about the Israelites, their enslavement in Egypt, and the Exodus.  They will be  examining Moses’ life and discussing why God chose him to lead his people.  They will also be exploring how God help His people and guided them to freedom.

2/12: Complete pages 91-92.  This assignment will be collected and graded, so take your time!

 

Week of February 4th, 2019

Posted on February 1, 2019

Reminders:

1). State of the Academy Meeting will be taking place on Monday, February 4th, at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium. ***Parents, if you attend the meeting, your child will receive a NUT day.***

2). Tuesday, February 5th-Box Top Day

3). Progress Reports will be going home on Tuesday, February 5th; they must be signed and sent back by Thursday, February 7th.

4). $2 Dress Down on Wednesday, February 6th- to raise money for our flat screen!

5). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, February 7th.

6). Please continue to support Pennies for Patients-we have a weekly class competition! Congratulations to 6th grade for coming in second place by bringing in $57.91!

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies- focusing on the Jamestown Colony.  They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

2/4: Worksheet: “The Jamestown River”

         Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 160.  Make sure you explain the words without using definitions! This assignment will be collected.

2/5: Finish outlining ” The Founding of Jamestown” on pages 160-162.

2/6: Finish outlining “Prosperity and Growth” on pages 162-163.

2/7: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Jamestown Colony” on pages 160-164.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

2/8: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Monday!

6th Grade

The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. They will be exploring the practice of mummification and how embalming lead to knowledge of the human body and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife.  The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed. 

The class will also be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empires.  They will be examining the Golden Age of Egypt and how the empire expanded in size, power, and also in art.  They will be exploring the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how Amenhotep IV and King Tutankhamen changed Egypt.

2/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

2/4: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

2/5: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

       STUDY!

2/6: The class will be taking a test on “Life in Ancient Egypt”.

2/7: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 120-127.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

7th Grade

  This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

2/4: The students will be presenting their Netflix Project: The English Colonies.

     Key Terms and People– page 90: 1. Create meanings using context clues. 2. Create an illustration for each key term and person.

2/5: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 90.

2/6: Read and Outline: “Colonial Governments” on pages 90-92.

2/7: Worksheet: Graphic Organizer: “The Great Awakening”

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

2/8: STUDY!

8th Grade

The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  They will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace.  They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers.  They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours.  The students will also be examining the temperance movement, woman’s suffrage, and how African American reformers challenged discrimination and called for equality.

2/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/4: STUDY!

2/5: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

2/6: The class will be playing Jeopardy tomorrow.

        STUDY!

2/7: The class will be taking a test on “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities”

Religion

This week the students will be learning about our ancestors in faith-the patriarchs.  They will be analyzing why God chose Abraham to the the father of his people.  They will also be discussing how the Israelites became God’s people and how God took care of them.

1/31: STUDY!  Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Patriarchs:God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/5: Read “God Cared for the Israelites” on pages 74-75.  Then complete the worksheet.  

2/6:STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

2/7: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

2/8: The class will be taking a test on “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78.

Week of January 28th, 2019

Posted on January 27, 2019

Reminders:

1). Catholic Schools Week Schedule:

A). Monday, January 28th-Volleyball Game for Grades 5-8 in the afternoon (Sports Day-wear your favorite sports jersey.)

B). Tuesday, January 29th-Occupational Day (If you are not dressing up, you must wear your school uniform.)

C). Wednesday, January 30th- Color Day- (Grade 6’s color is gray.)

D). Student Appreciation Day-Ice-cream/ Buddy Bingo/Pajama Day

E). Teacher Appreciation Day, Friday, February 1st, -12:00 P.M. Dismissal

5th Grade

  The students will begin their study of the English colonies- focusing on the Jamestown Colony.  They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

1/28: STUDY! Test Wednesday on Longitude and Latitude. Please study from the worksheets and textbook (pages 50-51).  You should also practice finding locations of places using the lines of longitude and latitude.

1/29: STUDY!

1/30: The class will be taking a test on Longitude and Latitude.

1/30: Finish creating meanings and illustrations for the vocabulary word on page 160.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game.

 

6th Grade

 The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. They will be exploring the practice of mummification and how embalming lead to knowledge of the human body and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife.  The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed. 

1/28: Worksheet: “Pyramid Tombs” on pages 113-115.

1/30: Finish worksheet (“Daily Life”).  Use pages 116-119 to help you.

    STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

2/1: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday!

 

7th Grade

  This week the students will be continuing their study of the English Colonies.  They will be using their knowledge of the New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southern colonies to create a Netflix Guide.  

   The students will also be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

1/28: Netflix Project Presentations will begin on Thursday.  Please go over the rubric with your partner, and make sure that you are not missing any information!

 

8th Grade

 The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  They will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace.  They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers.  They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours.  The students will also be examining the temperance movement, woman’s suffrage, and how African American reformers challenged discrimination and called for equality.

1/28: Key Terms and People on page 675-use context clues to create meanings.  Then create illustrations.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow!

1/30: Journal Topic: Imagine that you are a Progressive journalist in the early 1900s.  You have just witnessed the suffragists’ rally pictured on pages 676-677 and must write a front page article for their local newspaper.  Your article needs to be very descriptive to make readers feel as if they had witnessed the event.  You need to include imaginary quotations from people who might have lived during this and had varying opinions.  This assignment must be typed and illustrated and is due on Friday. This assignment will be graded as a Journal Topic. 

STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

1/31: Journal Topic is due tomorrow.

  

2/1: STUDY!

Religion

  This week the students will be learning about our ancestors in faith-the patriarchs.  They will be analyzing why God chose Abraham to the the father of his people.  They will also be discussing how the Israelites became God’s people and how God took care of them.

1/29:  Complete the We Respond Activity: “Advice Columnist” on page 73.

1/31: STUDY! Test- Thursday: “The Patriarchs:God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78.  Ten Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

2/1: STUDY!

Week of January 21st, 2019

Posted on January 21, 2019

Reminders:

1). Monday, January 21st-School Closed-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2). All classes must have a book of choice for SSR starting this week. 

3). Pennies for Patients Assembly Kick-Off will take place on Friday, January 25th. 

4). Catholic School Week begins starting at our Mass on Sunday, January 27th- 12:00 P.M. which will be followed by our Open House at school. 

 

5th Grade

   The students will continue their study of New France.  They will be exploring where and why the French explored and settled in North America.  They will also be discussing the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish.  Lastly, the students will be identifying French explorers of the Americas and their contributions.

    The students will also be discussing longitude and latitude.  They will be using lines of latitude and longitude to determine exact locations of places on earth.

1/22-1/24: Students will be working on their  “New France Advertisements”.

1/25: STUDY! Test- Wednesday: Longitude and Latitude.  Study from the worksheets and pages 50-51 in the textbook.

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians.  They will be exploring the practice of mummification, how embalming lead to knowledge of the human body, and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife.  The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed. Lastly, the class will be discussing daily life in ancient Egypt.

1/18: Canopic Jar Project- Materials and research are due on Tuesday! 

       STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Friday!

1/22-1/25: In class the students will be working on creating their canopic jars.

1/22:  Worksheets- “Egypts Early Rulers” and “Religion in Egypt” on pages 108-112, then answer the questions on the worksheet.

1/23:  Worksheet: “Notes on Ancient Egypt”

    STUDY! 

1/24: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow!

You must finish the informational wrap for your canopic jar.  Make sure that you are following the rubric and your wrap has everything you need on it.

1/25:  The class will be taking a vocabulary quiz on the words from “ Life in Ancient Egypt”.

7th Grade

  This week the students will be continuing their study of the English Colonies.  They will be using their knowledge of the New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southern colonies to create a Netflix Guide.  

1/22-1/25: Netflix Project- The English Colonies: Pretend you are a producer for a new series on Netflix the focuses on the English colonies.  You and a partner must decide if you want to focus on either the New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, or the Southern Colonies.  The series must have ten episodes. Each episode must have its own title, illustration, and description.  You will have to follow the rubric that was handed out in class!

1/17: NETFLIX PROJECT: THE ENGLISH COLONIES- POSTER BOARD, RESEARCH, AND OTHER MATERIALS ARE DUE ON TUESDAY!*

1/23: Netflix Project:  Rough draft must be completed today! All groups will be working on their final draft tomorrow!

1/24: All typed materials are due tomorrow!

8th Grade

 The students will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace.  They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers.  They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours.

1/22: Worksheet- “Child Workers in Factories and Mines”: Read, highlight, and create three discussion questions (one question must be a higher order thinking question).

Research the following statement: “Children under the age of 16 will not be permitted to work in factories, mills, and mines in the United States of America.” You will be using this research to create a debate on child labor.

1/23-1/24: Work on your part for the debate on child labor! Groups will be debating tomorrow!

1/25: Debate on child labor.

Religion

  This week the students will be learning about our ancestors in faith-the patriarchs.  They will be analyzing why God chose Abraham to the the father of his people.  They will also be discussing how the Israelites became God’s people and how God took care of them.

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