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Mrs. Giacalone – 10/3/16

Grade 5

This week, the students will begin their study of the ancient Indians. They will be describing the types of settlements and patterns of land used by the ancient Indians and explain the geographic factors that influenced where ancient Indians settled. The class will also be identifying the impact technology and agriculture had on the early Indians.

9/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “The First Americans” pages 56-59. 15 Jeopardy questions and answers are due on Monday (You can work on creating the questions after we discuss a topic. You must also create a variety of questions: short answer, multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blanks, etc.).
10/3: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
10/4: The class will be taking a test on “The First Americans” pages 56-59.
10/5: Create a sentence for each of the vocabulary words on page 67. Make sure your sentences are explaining the words! Also, make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence Game tomorrow.

Grade 6

This week, the students will be exploring what life was like during the Paleolithic Age. They will be analyzing how the Paleolithic people adapted to their enviornments, how they moved from place to place in search of food, and the technology they created in order to survive.

The students will also begin their study of the Agricultural Revolution. They will be discussing how people adapted to their environments and how agriculture allowed people to set up permanent settlements.

9/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test Wednesday: “The Paleolithic Age” pages 54-61. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.
10/3: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.
Journal Topic- due typed and illustrated on Thursday. Personal Writing: You are a mother or father who lives in the early Paleolithic Age. In a few paragraphs, describe your daily life.
10/4: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
10/5: The class will be taking a test on “The Paleolithic Age” today.
Journal Topic is due typed and illustrated tomorrow.
10/6: Create a riddle for each of the vocabulary words from “The Agricultural Revolution” pages 62-69. Make sure that your riddles are creative and detailed and that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

Grade 7

The students will be exploring Europe before transatlantic travel. They will be discussing that during the Renaissance, European thinkers and artists rediscovered the traditions of Greece and Rome. They will be analyzing, in depth, Greek philosophers and Greek and Roman government. Lastly, they will be exploring the Middle Ages, Feudalism, and how travel and trade affected Europe.

10/3: STUDY! Test- Friday: “Europe before Transatlantic Travel” pages 22-27. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.
Finish the rough draft of your cartoon explaining Feudalism.
10/4: Write a cpation for each of the boxes of your cartoon. Make sure that the caption is explaining what you drew. This is due typed tomorrow.
10/5: STUDY!
* Final draft of your cartoon explaining Feudalism is due tomorrow.
10/6: STUDY!
10/7: The class will be taking a test on “Europe before Transatlantic Travel” pages 22-27.

Grade 8

The students will continue their study of the Civil War. They will be discussing why the Union wanted to focus on getting control of the Mississippi River. They will be exploring the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Vicksburg. Lastly, the students will be analyzing the struggle for dominance in the far west.

10/3: Create riddles for the key terms and people on page 522. Finish answering the questions for “Union Strategy in the West” on pages 522-525.
STUDY! Quiz- Thursday on “War in the West” pages 522-525.
Quiz- signed and corrected
10/4: History and Geography on pages 526-527 #1-2
10/5: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow
10/6: The class will be taking a quiz on “War in the West” pages 522-525.

Religion

The students will be learning that God created all things and that we are made in God’s image and likeness. We will be exploring the Book of Genesis and the Creation Stories. The students will be working in groups to create skits on the First Story of Creation.

9/30: Test- signed and corrected