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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 October 14th, 2019

Posted on October 14, 2019

Reminders: 

1). School is closed on Monday, October 14th-Columbus Day.

2). TerraNova exams begin on Tuesday, October 15th.

3). The chocolate sale begins on Tuesday, October 15th.

4). There will be a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Wednesday, October 16th, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

 

5th Grade

For the days that we will meet, the students will be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians.  They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in.  Lastly, they will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

*There will be no written homework for the week due to the TerraNova exams.

6th Grade

 For the days that we will meet, the class will be focusing on the Agricultural Revolution.  They will be discussing how farming changed people’s lives and examining what life was like during  the Neolithic Age.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the characteristic of these early civilizations.

*There will be no written homework for the week due to the TerraNova exams.

7th Grade

For the days that we will meet, the students will be working their cartoons of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

*There will be no written homework for the week due to the TerraNova exams.

8th

For the days that we will meet, the students will continue their study of the Civil War.  They will be analyzing what daily life was like for civilians and soldiers during the war.  They will be also be discussing the causes and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation, and how African Americans participated in the war.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the opposition President Lincoln faced during  this point of the Civil War. 

*There will be no written homework for the week due to the TerraNova exams.

Religion

For the days that we will meet, the class will be focussing on the stories of creation, and that God is the source of all life. The students will be working in groups to create skits on the First Story of Creation.

Week of October 7, 2019

Posted on October 6, 2019

5th Grade

This week, the students will be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians.  They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in.  Lastly, they will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

10/4: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Wednesday: “Ancient Indians” page 62-67.  Make sure that you are able to create illustrations and sentences for these vocabulary words!

10/7: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Wednesday

10/8: STUDY!

10/9: The class will be taking a vocabulary quiz on “Ancient Indians” today.

10/10: Quiz signed and corrected.

 

6th Grade

  This week, the students will be discussing how farming changed people’s lives and examining what life was like during the Neolithic Age.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the characteristics of these early civilizations.

10/7: Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

Journal Topic  (page 61 #6) is due typed and illustrated on Friday! You must also hand in your revised rough draft. This project will be worked on in class using the Chromebooks.

10/10: Revised rough draft for the journal topic is due tomorrow.

 

7th Grade

This week, the students will continue their study of Europe before transatlantic travel.  They will be exploring the Greek and Roman forms of government.  They will also be discussing the Middle Ages and the impact the Renaissance had on Europe. 

10/4: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “Europe Before Transatlantic Travel” on pages 22-27. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

10/7: STUDY!

10/9: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/10: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

10/11: The class will be taking a test on “Europe Before Transatlantic Travel”.

8th Grade

  This week, the students will continue their study of the Civil War.  This week they will be focusing on the war in the West.  They will be examining Ulysses S. Grant’s strategy for the Union’s western campaign. The students will also be discussing the Battle of Shilo and the siege of Vicksburg.

10/8: Finish outlining “Union Strategy in the West” on pages 522-524.

STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The War in the West” on pages 522-525. Ten Dart Game questions are due on Thursday.

10/9: STUDY! Dart Game questions are due tomorrow!

10/10: STUDY!

10/11: The class will be taking a quiz on “The War in the West” pages 522-525.

Religion

The class will be focusing on the stories of creation and that God is the source of all life. The students will be working in groups to create skits on the First Story of Creation.

10/8: Read and highlight pages 34-35.  Then complete the “We Respond” activity on page 35.

 

Week of September 30th, 2019

Posted on September 29, 2019

Reminders:

1). Monday, September 30th

~ The Cheesecake Sale begins.

       ~ Grades 6 & 7 will be going over to church for Fr. Marc’s lecture.

2). Tuesday, October 1st…

~ Today is a Box Top Day!

~ Tuition payments are due.

3). Wednesday, October 2nd…

~There is a Ladies Night Out meeting @ 7:30 p.m.-Lenny’s. 

4). Friday, October 4th…

~There is a 12:30 P.M. Dismissal/Faculty Meeting.

5th Grade

The class will continue their study of the First Americans.  They will be explaining how geographic factors influenced the migration of people from Asia to North America.  They will be describing how the first Americans used natural resources to meet their needs.  The class will be identifying the early people of North America.

The students will also be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians.  They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in.  Lastly, they will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

9/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tomorrow and Test Wednesday: “The First Americans” on pages 56-59. 15 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

10/1: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.  STUDY!

10/2: The class will be taking a test on “The First Americans”.

10/3: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 62.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Sentence Games tomorrow!

6th Grade

This week, the students will continue their study of how people adapted to their societies during the Stone Age. They will be exploring how technology led to the expansion and survival of early civilizations.  The class will discuss how hunting and gathering cause early people to become nomads. Lastly, the students will analyze how people survived the Ice Ages.

9/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Hunter-Gatherers” on pages 54-61.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

       Worksheet- “The Ice Ages”

10/1: STUDY! 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/2: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.  STUDY!

10/3: The class will be taking a test on “Hunter-Gatherers”.

7th Grade

This week, the students will begin their study of Europe before transatlantic travel.  They will be exploring the Greek and Roman forms of government.  They will also be discussing the Middle Ages and the impact the Renaissance had on Europe.  

9/27: STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “Native American Cultures” on pages 10-15.  

9/30: The class will be taking a quiz on “Native American Cultures”.

10/1:   Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

10/3: Finish outlining “Greek and Roman Governments” on pages 22-23.

8th Grade

This week, the students will continue the study of the Civil War.  They will be focusing on how Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Virginia. They will be discussing how the Battle of Antietam gave the North a slight advantage.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how the Confederacy attempted to break the Union naval blockade.

9/30-10/2: The students will be working with partners to create a Front Page News Project on The War in the East.  They will be using their Chromebooks during social studies class to research and write the articles.  Each Front Page News Project must consist of three articles (War in the East, Battle of Antietam, Breaking the Union’s Blockade), one interview (Thomas Stonewall Jackson or Robert E. Lee), and an ad (something that would interest either southerners or northerners).

10/3: The students will be presenting their “Front Page News: The War in the East” Project.

10/3: Create meanings, illustrations, and riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 522.   The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddles Games tomorrow.

Religion

This week the class will be discussing the ways that we get to know God. They will be learning about God’s self-Revelation through His creation, through the Bible, and in his Son, Jesus Christ.  Lastly, the class will be learning how to find readings in the Bible.

9/27:  Pages 28-30 are due completed on Tuesday.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “Gods Revelation” on pages 20-30.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

  

       

Week of September 23rd, 2019

Posted on September 22, 2019

Reminders:

1). Grades 6 and 7 will be going to Fr. Marc on Monday, September 23rd. 

2). There is a Home Academy Association Meeting on Wednesday, September 25th, at 7:00 P.M. 

3). Band Registration forms are due on Thursday, September 26th.

 

5th Grade

The class will continue their study of the First Americans.  They will be explaining how geographic factors influenced the migration of people from Asia to North America.  They will be describing how the first Americans used natural resources to meet their needs.  Lastly, they will be identifying the early people of North America.

9/20: Quiz- signed and corrected.

9/23: Finish creating sentences for the vocabulary words on page 56.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the  Sentence Games tomorrow.

9/25: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The First Americans” on pages 56-59.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

9/26: STUDY! The class will be playing Three Strikes and You’re Out tomorrow!

9/27: STUDY!

 

6th Grade

This week, The students will begin their study of how people adapted to their societies during the Stone Age. They will be exploring how technology led to the expansion and survival of early civilizations.  The class will discuss how hunting and gathering cause early people to become nomads. Lastly, the students will analyze how people survived the Ice Ages.

9/20: Illustrated Journal Topic is due on Monday!

9/23: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 54-61.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow!

9/26: Finish creating the outline on “The Paleolithic Age” on pages 56-59.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Hunter-Gathers” on pages 54-61. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

 

7th Grade

This week, the students will continue their study of early Native American societies. They will be discussing that many Native American cultures developed across the different geographic regions of North America.  They will also be exploring how geographic areas influenced Native American cultures.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the Native American religion.

9/23: Finish outlining “Early Societies” on pages 10-11.  Create one discussion question for each society that was mentioned in the reading.

9/24: Worksheet- “Native American Cultures” 

 9/25:    STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “Native American Cultures” on pages 10-15. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Friday.

9/26: STUDY! Dart Game questions are due tomorrow!

9/27: STUDY!

8th Grade

This week, the students will continue the study of the Civil War.  They will be focusing on how Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Virginia. They will be discussing how the Battle of Antietam gave the North a slight advantage.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how the Confederacy attempted to break the Union naval blockade.

9/23-9/27: The students will be working with partners to create a Front Page News Project on The War in the East.  They will be using their Chromebooks during social studies class to research and write the articles.  Each Front Page News Project must consist of three articles (War in the East, Battle of Antietam, Breaking the Union’s Blockade), one interview (Thomas Stonewall Jackson or Robert E. Lee), and an ad (something that would interest either southerners or northerners).

9/24: Section 2 Assessment- page 521 #s1-4 is due typed on Friday.  This assignment will be collected and graded!

9/25:  Test must be signed and corrected.

           Typed articles and interview are due on Monday, October 1st.

9/26: Section Assessment is due tomorrow!

Religion

This week the class will be discussing the ways that we get to know God. They will be learning about God’s self-Revelation through His creation, through the Bible, and in his Son, Jesus Christ.

9/24: Worksheet- “Divine Revelation” (Use pages 22-23 to help  you complete the worksheet.)

9/26:  Pages 28-30 are due completed on Tuesday.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Thursday and Test- Friday: “Gods Revelation” on pages 20-30.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.  

9/27: STUDY!

        

        

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