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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 December 9th, 2019

Posted on December 9, 2019

Reminders:

1). School is closed on Monday, December 9th- Immaculate Conception

2). Children’s Vendor Sale-Wednesday, December 11th

3). $2.00  Dress Down Day-Thursday, December 12th

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will continue their study of European exploration.  They will be analyzing how the Turk’s capture of Constantinople affected European trade with Asia and the role Portugal played in discovering new trade routes to Asia.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the expeditions of Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: ”Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

12/11: Revised rough draft of the Vocabulary Journal Topic is due tomorrow.

        STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

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

       STUDY! Test tomorrow!

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “Background to European Exploration”.

 

6th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of Mesopotamia. They will be be discussing how Mesopotamia’s empires greatly influenced other civilizations and how Hammurabi’s Code even influenced the legal codes of Greece and Rome.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing why Babylon was such an important city in the ancient world.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/10: Finish outlining “The Chaldean Empire” one pages 89-93.

12/11: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

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

           STUDY!

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “Mesopotamian Empires”.

 

7th Grade

   This week the students will continue their study of why the Europeans wanted to colonize the Americas.  They will be discussing the events that took place in Europe that affected the settlement of North America.  They will also be exploring why many explorers were searching for a Northwest Passage in North America and the effects these explorations had on claiming new land in North America.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing the early settlements of the English, French, and Dutch in the New World.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

12/11: Journal Topic is due typed and illustrated tomorrow.

          STUDY!

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

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “The Race for Empires”.

 

8th Grade

  The students will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. They will be focusing on important business leaders such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockerfeller, and Leland Stanford.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the idea of Social Darwinism, and why the Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

   The students will also begin their study of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico.  They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America. The students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it. The class will then be focusing on the growth of cities and how both immigrants and native-born Americans moved to growing urban areas in record numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Lastly, they will be analyzing how new technology and ideas helped cities change and adapt to this rapid urban growth.  

12/10: -12/13:  The students will be working independently in class to create a test on “Big Business” and “Industrial Workers” on pages 619-627. They will be following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

12/10: Section Assessment- page 627 #s 1-3 is due typed on Friday.

12/12: Sections Assessment is due tomorrow.

 

Religion

  When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show, the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chrome-books and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

Week of December 2nd, 2019

Posted on December 1, 2019

Reminders:

1). Box Top Day-Tuesday, December 3rd

2). Thursday, December 5th:

A). 12:30 P.M. Dismissal 

B). Report Card Conferences (Conference times have been sent home.)

3). School Mass-Friday, December 6th.  Our Student Council Inductions will follow the mass. 

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of European exploration.  They will be analyzing how the Turk’s capture of Constantinople affected European trade with Asia and the role Portugal played in discovering new trade routes to Asia.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the expeditions of Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama.

12/ 2: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 114. Make sure that you have finished creating your illustrations because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

12/4: Finish picking out the important facts for “An End to East West Trade” on pages 114-115.

12/6: Pick out the important facts for “Portugal Leads the Way” on pages 115-118. Make sure you are not copying everything and that you are using bullets to keep track of: short facts, dates, people, and important events!

12/6: Study! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday- “Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

 

6th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of Mesopotamia. They will be be discussing how Mesopotamia’s empires greatly influenced other civilizations and how Hammurabi’s Code even influenced the legal codes of Greece and Rome.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing why Babylon was such an important city in the ancient world.

12/2: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 86-93.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

12/4: Research five of Hammurabi’s laws, and explain them.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/6: STUDY!

 

7th Grade

   This week the students will continue their study of why the Europeans wanted to colonize the Americas.  They will be discussing the events that took place in Europe that affected the settlement of North America.  They will also be exploring why many explorers were searching for a Northwest Passage in North America and the effects these explorations had on claiming new land in North America.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing the early settlements of the English, French, and Dutch in the New World.

12/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 52.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

12/5: Finish the worksheet on “European Presence in North America”. Use pages 54-57 to help you answer the questions. 

STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

 

8th Grade

  The students will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. They will be focussing on important business leaders such as: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockerfeller, and Leland Stanford.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the idea of Social Darwinism and why the Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

12/2: Read “Questioning the Methods of Big Business” on pages 621-622 and answer the questions below.

  1. What is social Darwinism?
  2. Why did some business leaders give money to charity?
  3. Why did critics oppose the practices of big business?
  4. Was the Sherman Antitrust Act successful in curbing the power of wealthy trusts? Why?

12/3: Read “Maximizing Profits and Efficiency” and “Workers Organize” on pages 624-626 and answer the questions below:

  1. Why did factories focus on specialization?
  2. How did machines lead to a decrease in jobs?
  3. Why did companies begin to use scientific management, and how did it affect workers?
  4. What were two important labor unions in the late 1800s?
  5. Why did collective bargaining give workers a greater chance of success?
  6. How did the Knights of Labor and the AFL differ?
  7. Would you have joined a union in the late 1800s? Why or why not?

STUDY! Jeopardy -Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Big Business” and “Industrial Workers” on pages 619-627. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

Religion

  When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chromebooks and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

12/4: Complete page 160.

Week of November 25th, 2019

Posted on November 24, 2019

Reminders:

1). Cheesecakes will be going home on Tuesday, November 26th. 

2). Wednesday, November 27th:

A). 8:30 a.m. school mass

B). Class celebration-Wednesday, November 27th. Please bring in what you have mentioned in class last week!

 C). 12:30 p.m. Dismissal-Wednesday, November 27th

3). School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. 

 

Grade 5

  This week the students will continue working on their European exploration projects.  They will be using their Chromebooks to complete a project on early European explorers.  They will continue working with a partner to discuss the reasons for their explorer’s explorations, the country that sponsored the voyages, the hardships that their explorer faced, and the successes/failures of his explorations. Lastly, the students will also be creating a time line of the explorer’s life. The students will be following a detailed rubric to guide them throughout the project. This project will be done during social studies class. 

11/25: All of the paragraphs for your project need to be completed.  If you did not finished them in class today, make sure that you finish them for homework.

6th Grade

  This week the students will be continuing their study of Ancient Mesopotamia.  They will be working with partners to create a Mesopotamian city-state based on what we have studied.  The groups will be following a detailed rubric to guide them throughout the project.

11/25: The written part of your Mesopotamian City-State Project is due tomorrow. 

11/26: Everyone will be presenting their Mesopotamian City-State Project today.

7th Grade

   This week the students will begin their study of the Spanish empire in North and South Americas.  They will explore how the Spanish conquistadors conquered the Aztec and Inca empires.  They will also be discussing how the Spanish explorers traveled through the borderlands of New Spain, claiming more land.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how the Spanish treated the Native Americans and the negative impact this treatment had on their population.

11/25: Section Assessment on page 51 #s 1-3. This assignment will be collected and graded!

11/26: Finish creating the visual depicting the changes that the Native American population went through during the Age of Exploration.

8th Grade

  The students will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. They will be focussing on important business leaders such as: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockerfeller, and Leland Stanford.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the idea of Social Darwinism and why the Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

11/25: Create meanings, illustrations, and riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 619.  Make sure that you have completed your illustrations because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Games tomorrow.

 

Religion

The students will be continuing to practice for the Christmas Play.

11/25: STUDY! Quiz- Monday: The Act of Contrition 

Week of November 18, 2019

Posted on November 17, 2019

Reminders:

1). On Tuesday, November 19th, it is a $2.00 Dress Down Day to support the Carmelite Nuns.

2). On Thursday, November 21st, it is $2.00 Camo Dress Down Day to support our troops. 

3). On Friday, November 22nd, it is Family Paint Night! This event begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Grade 5

This week the students will be using their Chromebooks to complete a project on early European explorers.  They will be working with a partner to discuss the reasons for their explorer’s explorations, the country that sponsored the voyages, the hardships that their explorer faced, and the successes/failures of his explorations. Lastly, the students will also be creating a time line of the explorer’s life. This project will be done during social studies class.

11/19: The paragraph discussing the purpose of your explorer’s exploration is due completed on Thursday. If you have to put any finishing touches on your paragraph, please do so. Remember that you are able to log into your email from any device; you just have to use your username and password.

11/21:  Numbers 1, 2, and 3 from your rubric must be completed by Monday. If you did not finish these during class time please work on them at home. Remember that you are able to log into your email from any device; you just have to use your username and password.

6th Grade

 This week the students will be continuing their study of Ancient Mesopotamia.  They will be working with partners to create a Mesopotamian city-state based on what we have studied.  The groups will be following a detailed rubric to guide them throughout the project.

11/18: The written part of your Mesopotamian City-State Project is due on Monday.  You will be working on this assignment in class on Thursday – Friday.  

11/21: The revised rough draft of your journal entry is due tomorrow.

7th Grade

   This week the students will begin their study of the Spanish empire in North and South Americas.  They will explore how the Spanish conquistadors conquered the Aztec and Inca empires.  They will also be discussing how the Spanish explorers traveled through the borderlands of New Spain, claiming more land.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how the Spanish treated the Native Americans and the negative impact this treatment had on their population.

11/18: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 46. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

11/19: Read: “Spanish Conquistadors” on pages 46-48 and then answer the questions below:

  1. Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Aztec Empire?

  2. What factors led to the fall of the Aztec empire?

  3. Why was it fairly easy for Cortes to conquer the Aztecs?

  4. How did Spain rule its empire in the Americas?

  5. Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Inca Empire?

  6. The Inca Empire would be located in which present-day countries?

  7. Complete “Linking to Today”- page 47 #s 1-2.

  8. Complete “Reasons for Spanish Victory”- page 48 #1.

 

8th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the Second Industrial Revolution.  They will be discussing the impact that the Bessemer Process had on America. They will also be analyzing the importance of the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and the Wright Brothers and the impact these inventions had on America in the late 1800s.  Lastly, the class will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. 

11/18: Section Assessment- page 618 #s 1-3

 STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The Second Industrial Revolution on pages 614-6618

11/19: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 619.  Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and Riddle Games

tomorrow.

11/20: STUDY!

11/21: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Second Industrial Revolution”.

Religion- The students will be practicing for the Christmas show during religion and SSR classes; reading logs will be assigned for homework; please check Ms. Amuso’s website. 

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