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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 April 15th, 2019

Posted on April 14, 2019

 

Reminders:

1). 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 15th; there is no class with Fr. Marc today.

2). Stations of the Cross-Tuesday, April 16th at 1:15 P.M. All parents are invited.

3). There is a 12:00 P.M. dismissal on Wednesday, April 17th.

4). School is closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Wishing all of our OLGCA families a Healthy and Happy Easter! 

5). School will resume on Monday, April 29th. 

 

5th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of the English colonies, and they will be focusing on the Breadbasket colonies.  They will be identifying the various groups that settled in the Middle Atlantic Colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing the contributions made by different religious and cultural groups that settled in this area.

4/15: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 210.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

            Test must be signed and corrected.

 

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient China.  They will be focusing on the Qin and the Han dynasties.  They will be discussing how a stable government builds growth and strength in a civilization and how Shi Huangdi united China.  They will also be analyzing the improvements that were made in China during the Han dynasty.

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Qin and the Hand Dynasties” on pages 292-299.

4/15: Worksheet- “The Silk Road” and “Buddhism Reaches China”- Use pages 297-299 to help you answer these questions.   STUDY! 

4/16: STUDY!

4/17: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Qin and the Han Dynasties” on pages 292-299.

*** Project: Illustrated Timeline of Ancient Chinese Dynasties:  Research and the shape of your timeline must be drawn, cut out, and is due on Monday April, 29th.***

 

7th Grade

  This week the students will be wrapping up their study of the American Revolution.  They will be exploring the problems that the Patriot forces faced as they fought in the South.  They will be discussing how the American Patriots finally defeated the British at the Battle of Yorktown.  Lastly, the class will be examining the official end of the Revolution, the Treaty of Paris.

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “Independence!” on pages 135-139.    *Get quiz signed and corrected.*

4/15: STUDY!

4/16: The class will be taking a quiz on “Independence!”.

 

8th Grade  

This week the class will be discussing the economic, social, and political development of America in the period between World War I and World War II.  They will be analyzing the important events that took place in the Roaring Twenties-including the Republican Decade, the United States in world political affairs, the changes that took place in the American workplace, the problems that started to form in American society, and the Stock Market crash.

   The students will also be discussing the economic, political, and social impacts of the Great Depression.  They will be analyzing the factors that led up to the Stock Market Crash and how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to deepening economic woes.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the effects the depression had on family, communities, and Europe.

4/11: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression” (Sharpen Up Worksheets). 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

4/156The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

          STUDY!

4/17: The class will be taking a test on “The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression”.

Week of April 8th, 2019

Posted on April 7, 2019

Reminders:

1). Spring Picture Day-Tuesday, April 8th

 

5th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States.  They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson.  Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.  

4/8: STUDY!  Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Friday: “New Ideas, New Colonies” on pages 194-199.

        Worksheet– “Indian Wars”

4/9: STUDY! 

4/10: STUDY! 

4/11: Finish your Journal Topic! STUDY!

4/12: The class will be taking a test on “New Ideas, New Colonies.

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient China.  They will be focusing on the Qin and the Han dynasties.  They will be discussing how a stable government builds growth and strength in a civilization, and how Shi Huangdi united China.  They will also be analyzing the improvements that were made in China during the Han dynasty.

4/8: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 292-299.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

4/10: Finish outlining “The Qin Emperor” on pages 292-293.

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “The Qin and the Han Dynasties” on pages 292-299. 

4/12: STUDY!

7th Grade

  This week the students will be wrapping up their study of the American Revolution.  They will be exploring the problems that the Patriot forces faced as they fought in the South.  They will be discussing how the American Patriots finally defeated the British at the Battle of Yorktown.  Lastly, the class will be examining the official end of the Revolution, the Treaty of Paris.

4/8: Answer Key for your test on “The Struggle for Liberty” is due typed on Wednesday.   STUDY!

4/9: Answer Key is due typed tomorrow! STUDY!

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “Independence!” on pages 135-139.

4/12: STUDY!

8th Grade

  This week the class will be discussing the economic, social, and political development of America in the period between World War I and World War II.  They will be analyzing the important events that took place in the Roaring Twenties-including the Republican Decade, the United States in world political affairs, the changes that took place in the American workplace, the problems that started to form in American society, and the Stock Market crash.

   The students will be discussing the economic, political, and social impacts of the Great Depression.  They will be analyzing the factors that led up to the Stock Market Crash and how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to deepening economic woes.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the effects the depression had on family, communities, and Europe.

4/8: Sharpen Up: Pages 154-155- Read, Highlight, take notes, and answer Quick Review questions 3,4,5.

4/10: Complete your illustrations for the vocabulary words on page 157-160 of the Sharpen Up Book. The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

4/11: Sharpen Up- pages 157 to the middle of page 159: Read, highlight, take notes and answer Quick Review questions 1&2.

          STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression” Sharpen Up pages 152-160. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

4/12: STUDY!

Religion

  The students will continue their study of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost. Religion.  The 6th Grade students will continue working with their 3rd Grade buddies to create a children’s book on the season of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

4/8: STUDY! Test- Friday: “Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost. (Lent- pages 231-235, the Triduum- pages 237-241, Easter- pages 307-311, and Pentecost- page 310.)

4/9: STUDY!

4/10: STUDY!

4/12: The class will be taking  test on “Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

Week of April 1st, 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019

Reminders:

1). The NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

2). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

3). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

4). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

5). There is a 12:00 dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 

 

5th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States.  They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson.  Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.  

4/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday (next week): “New Colonies- New Ideas” on pages 194-199. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

4/4: Worksheet: “Connecticut and New Hampshire”

       STUDY!

4/5: STUDY!

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of Ancient China.  They will be analyzing how Chinese thinkers such as Confucius, Laozi, and Hanfeizi influenced society and government in ancient China.  They will also be exploring how Chinese society was organized.

7th Grade

The class will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be focusing on the major battles of the war and why France and Spain decided to help the Patriots fight the British.  Lastly, the students will be exploring how the winter at Valley Forge tested the strength of the Patriot troops.

 4/1- 4/5:  The students will be working in pairs to create tests on “The Struggle for Liberty”.  This assignment will be due some time next week.  There will also be a “Pop Quiz” some time next week on this section!

8th Grade

  This week the class will be discussing the economic, social, and political development of America in the period between World War I and World War II.  They will be analyzing the important events that took place in the Roaring Twenties-including the Republican Decade, the United States in world political affairs, the changes that took place in the American workplace, the problems that started to form in American society, and the Stock Market crash.

4/1: The class will be taking a quiz on “Americans in WWI”.

4/3: Worksheet: “Establishing Peace”- Use pages 735-739 to help you answer the questions.

4/:4  Makes sure that your illustrations are completed (Sharpen Up Packet- pages 152-156)! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

            Quiz- signed and corrected

Religion

  Over the next few weeks, the 6th Grade students will be working with their 3rd Grade buddies to create a children’s book on the season of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

3/25: Project: Children’s Book on Lent, the Triduum, Easter and Pentecost- All pages are due typed on Monday! Bring in materials to help you illustrate your book!

Week of March 25th, 2019

Posted on March 24, 2019

Reminders: 

1). The 4th, 6th, and 7th Grade NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

2). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

3). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

4). There will be a Cross Palms Sale at 2:00 P.M. on April 4th- a memo will be sent home about this sale. 

5). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

6). There is a 12:00 P.M. Dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 

 

5th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States.  They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson.  Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.  

3/25: Vocabulary- page 194: (1). Use context clues to create meanings (2). Create illustrations. The class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

          Test- signed and corrected

3/26: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 194.

3/27: Finish outlining: “Roger Williams and Rhode Island” on pages 194-195.

3/28: Worksheet– “Anne Hutchinson on Trial” 

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of Ancient China.  They will be analyzing how Chinese thinkers such as Confucius, Laozi, and Hanfeizi influenced society and government in ancient China.  They will also be exploring how Chinese society was organized.

3/25: Create meanings and illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 286-291. Make sure that your illustrations are detailed! The class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

3/26: Create riddles for the  vocabulary words on pages 286-291. 

           Test- signed and corrected.

3/27: Finish outlining “Chinese Philosophies” on pages 286-289.

3/28: Journal Topic: Research five of Confucius’ proverbs.  Explain each in your own words, and tell why you think it would be important for today’s people to follow these “rules”.

7th Grade

The class will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be focusing on the major battles of the war and why France and Spain decided to help the Patriots fight the British.  Lastly, the students will be exploring how the winter at Valley Forge tested the strength of the Patriot troops.

3/22:STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “Declaring Independence” on pages 118-123. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

3/25: STUDY! Dart Game questions are due tomorrow.

            Finish the Section Assessment on page 121 #s 1-3.

3/26: STUDY! Quiz-tomorrow!

3/27: The class will be taking a quiz on “Declaring Independence”.

3/28: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 126.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Games tomorrow.

Read: “Supporting the War Effort” on pages 126-127.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. Why did the Continental Army begin allowing free Americans to serve?
  2. In what ways did women help the Patriot cause?
  3. In your opinion, should wealthy Patriots have been allowed to pay substitutes to fight in their place? Explain.

Quiz- Signed and corrected.

8th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of World War I.  They will be focusing on when the American soldiers started to arrive in Europe in 1917.  The class will be analyzing the ways in which the Americans helped the Allies win the war, and they will also be exploring the final battles of WWI.  Lastly, the students will be discussing why the Germans agreed to an armistice. 

3/22:STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “Americans Prepare for War” on pages 725-729. 15 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

3/25: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

          STUDY!

3/26: The class will be taking a test on “Americans Prepare for War”.

3/27: Read and Outline: “Winning the War” on pages 731-733.   Map: “World War I, 1914-1918”- page 733 #s 1-2.

          Test– Signed and corrected

3/28: STUDY! Quiz- Monday “Americans in World War I” on pages 730-734.

3/29: STUDY!

 

Religion

Over the next few weeks, the 6th Grade students will be working with their 3rd Grade buddies to create a children’s book on the season of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

3/25: All pages for the Children’s Book must be typed by Friday.

 

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