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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of 9/18 to 9/22

Tentative Homework and Testing 

Mrs. Giacalone

5th-8th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Religon

5th Grade

This week the students will continue discussing why it is important to study history.  They will be analyzing how historians learn about the past.  The class will also be discussing the importance of chronology, point of view, and historical empathy when exploring historical events. The students will also be comparing primary and secondary sources. 

The class will also begin 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.

9/18: STUDY! Quiz Wednesday: “Why History Matters” on pages 2-5.

Journal Topic: Draw a Historical Picture- Draw a picture of an event that you recently witnessed. Underneath the picture write a description of what the picture shows, where the event took place, and how you feel about it. This assignment will be collected and graded.

9/19: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow

9/20: The class will be taking a quiz on “Why History Matters” on page 2-5.

9/21: Create illustrations for the vocabulary words on page 56. Make sure you use details and that your illustrations explain the vocabulary words. The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

Quiz signed and corrected.

6th Grade

This week the students will be discussing why it is important to study history.  They will be discussing the types of things history can reveal about the past. They will also be examining the different historical periods.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the jobs of archaeologists and anthropologists.

The students will also 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.

9/18: Journal Topic: How would a historian describe your life? Write a short essay that identifies the era in which you live and the artifacts that tell about your culture. This assignment must be  illustrated, and it will be collected and graded. DUE THURSDAY!

Finish filling in the outline on “Digging Up the Past” on pages 8-9.
STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday- What is History? on pages 4-9.

9/19: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow

9/20: The class will be taking a quiz on What is History?.

9/21: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages54-61. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

7th Grade
This students will begin 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.

9/18: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow!

9/19: The class will be taking a quiz on The Earliest American on pages 6-9.

9/20: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 10. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

8th Grade
The students will continue their study of the American Civil War. They will be discussing the differences between the North and the South and the events that led up to the Civil War. Lastly, they will be analyzing the fighting at Fort Sumter, and how the Union and the Confederacy prepared for war.

9/15: Project: Front Page News – Articles are due typed on Monday.

9/18: Read and Outline: Preparing for War on pages 514-515.
STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test- Thursday: The Nations Expand and The War Begins on pages P10-P15 & 510-515. 20 Jeopardy Questions are due Wednesday.

9/19: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

9/20: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

9/21: The Class will be taking a test on The Nation Expands & The War Begins.

Religion
This week the class will be learning how to find reading in the Bible, and they will become familiar with the Bible. They will also be discussing the ways that we get to know God.

9/19-0/21: STUDY/PRACTICE: Test- Friday: Finding Readings in the Bible.

9/22: The class will be taking a test on finding and explaining Bible readings.