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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of April 3, 2017

5th Grade
The students will continue their study of the English colonies. They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States. They will be analyzing the achievements of colonial leaders such as Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson. They will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies. Lastly, the students will be exploring the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

4/3: Finish the outline on “Roger Williams and Rhode Island” on pages 194-195. Then use your outline to answer the questions below.
1. What happened when Puritan leaders didn’t approve of someone’s ideas?                                                                                                                           2. Explain how Roger William’s views on government differed from that of the Puritan leaders.

3.Whose settlement would you rather have lived in? Why?

4.How many years did Roger Williams live in the Massachusetts Bay Colony? (Show your work.)

4/4: Use your outline and notes on Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson to create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two and their settlements.

4/6: STUDY! Test- Tuesday: “New Colonies, New Ideas” on pages 194-199.

4/7: STUDY!

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of China. They will be exploring how Chinese thinkers influenced China’s society and government. They will be focusing on the philosopher Confucius and discussing some of his proverbs. They will also be exploring the philosophy of Daoism. Lastly, the class will be exploring how Chinese society was organized.

4/4: Finish outlining: “Chinese Philosophies” on pages 286-288.
Worksheet- “Confucianism”
STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “Society and Culture in Ancient China” on pages 286-291.

4/5 Use pages 289-291 to finish the worksheet on “Chinese Life”.

       STUDY!

4/6: STUDY!

4/7: The class will be taking a quiz on “Society and Culture in Ancient China” pages 286-291.

7th Grade
The class will be wrapping up their study of the American Revolution. They will be analyzing the many problems that the Patriot forces faced fighting the war in the South. They will also be discussing how the American Patriots finally defeated the British at the Battle of Yorktown. Lastly, they will be discussing how the the Treaty of Paris (1783) officially ended the war.
The class will also begin their study of the formation of American government. They will be analyzing, in detail, the Articles of Confederation. They will be discussing the positive and negative aspects of the Articles.

4/3: Student created test and answer sheet on “Independence” is due typed on tomorrow.

4/4: The students will be taking and grading each others tests on “Independence” today.

4/5: Chapter Review page 141 #s 1-4 and Standardized Test Practice pages 143 #s 1-7. This assignment will be collected and graded!

4/6: Create a news article on one of the events from the time line on pages 148-149. This assignment must be typed and illustrated. It will be graded as a Journal Topic.

 

8th Grade
The students will be continuing their study of World War I. They will be exploring how the American forces helped the Allies win the war. The students will be analyzing the final battles of the war. Lastly, they will be discussing why Germany agreed to an armistice.

4/3: STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “ Americans in World War I” pages 730-734.

4/4: Use your outline on “Armistice” pages 733-734 to answer the questions below.
1. What led to the death of German civilians near the end of the war?
2. Should the Kaiser have fled to the Netherlands? Explain.
3. What did the “Harlem Hell-fighters” do that no other American force achieved?
4. Do you think the terms of the Armistice is fair? Explain your answer.

4/5: STUDY!

4/6: STUDY!

4/7: The class will be taking a quiz on “Americans in World War I” pages 730-734.

Religion
The students will be learning about the conquest of Canaan. They will be analyzing how God’s people settled in Canaan. They will also be discussing the lives of Samson and Ruth.