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Mrs. Giacalone – Week of 11/28/16

5th

This week the students will be working on the Explorer Interview Project. They will be using the research that they collected to create ten interview questions that they would have liked to ask their explorer. They will also be using their research to answer these questions. The students will be creating a magazine cover for their interview that should include pictures of their explorer and maps of his voyages.

11/28 – 11/30: The ten interview questions and answers are due typed on Wednesday. Pictures, maps, and other materials for your magazine cover are also due on Wednesday.

* You should have at least five questions and answers completed tonight!*

11/30: Interview questions and answers are due typed today. Make sure that you have the materials that you need to make your magazine cover!

12/1: * Presentations for this project will begin tomorrow!*

12/2: Explorer Interview Presentations will take place today.

 

6th

The students will begin their study of the Mesopotamian Empires. They will be exploring how the first empires developed and will be discussing the rule of Sargon and Hammurabi. They will also be analyzing how the Assyrians influenced Southwest Asia. Lastly, the class will be discussing why Babylon was an important ancient city.

11/28: Create an illustration for the vocabulary words on pages 86-93.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic  tomorrow. Make sure that you finished creating the meanings to the words!

11/29: Read and Outline: “The First Empires” on pages 86-87.

11/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

Read and Outline: “The Assyrians” on pages 87-89

12/1: Worksheet: “Hammurabi the Great”

STUDY!

12/2: STUDY! Jeopardy Tuesday! 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

12/6: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

STUDY!

12/7: The class will be taking a test on “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.

7th

The students will begin their study of the English Colonies. This week, they will be focusing on the Southern Colonies. They will be analyzing the founding of the Jamestown settlement and why it faced so many problems. They will also be exploring daily life in the Virginia Colony. The students will be exploring discussing the differences between slavery and indentured servitude and the impact of Bacon’s Rebellion. Lastly, the class will be exploring why the other Southern Colonies were founded-focusing on religious freedom and economic opportunities.

11/28: Create a riddle for the Key Terms and People on page 72. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing “Pick the Pic” and the “Riddle Game” tomorrow.

11/30: Read and Outline: “Daily Life in Virginia” on page 74.

Primary Source: “A Note From Virginia” page 74

12/1: Read: “Other Southern Colonies” on pages 75-76. Then create 10 questions and answers.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Southern Colonies” pages 72-77. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

12/2: STUDY!

 

8th

The students will be doing current events this week. They will be discussing important national and international events.

The students will begin their study of U.S immigration in the late 1800s. They will be exploring the changing patterns of immigration (old immigrants and new immigrants), and they will be discussing what happened once these immigrants arrived in the United States (Ellis Island an Angel Island). Lastly, the class will be analyzing how these immigrants adjusted to a new life in America.

11/28: Current Events News Articles– are due on Wednesday. You need a national article and one international article. You must read and highlight your articles at home. You must also pick at least three vocabulary words from each article. You will be answering questions about your article during Social Studies Class on Wednesday.

Read- “Industrial Workers” on pages 624-627. Then complete the Section Assessment on page 627 #1-3.

11/29: Current Event Articles are due tomorrow. Make sure that they are read, highlighted, and that you have picked out and defined the vocabulary for each article.

11/30: The students will be working on their current event assignment in class today. Whatever is not completed in class, must be completed for homework. Everyone will be presenting tomorrow!

12/1: Current Event Presentations will take place today.

 

Religion

11/28: STUDY! The class will be taking a quiz on Wednesday on “People Turn From God” pages 43-54.

11/29: STUDY! Quiz- tomorrow

12/1: The class will be taking a quiz on “People Turn from God” on pages 43-54.