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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of December 4th, 2017

Reminders:

1). Report Card Conferences will take place on Thursday, December 7th, from 12:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M. and from                6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

2). School is closed on Friday, December 8th, for the Immaculate Conception.

5th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of early European exploration. They will be analyzing how the Turks’ capture of Constantinople effected European trade. They will also be discussing Portugal’s role in discovering a new trade route to Asia. They will be focusing on the impact of Prince Henry, Bartolomeu Dias, and Vasco da Gama.
12/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test-Thursday: “Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

12/4: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

12/5: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

12/6: STUDY!

12/7: 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.

12/1: STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test-Thursday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/4: Lesson 2 Review on page 93 #s 1-5.
STUDY!

12/5: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

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

12/7: 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.

12/1: STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.
12/4:Section Assessment on page 57. (#s 1-4)
STUDY!

12/5: STUDY! 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

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

12.7: The class will be taking a test on “The Race for Empires”.

 

8th Grade
The students will continue 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.

12/4: Read and outline: “Adjusting to a New Life” on pages 638-640.  Then answer the following questions.

1. Tell why people might want to move into neighborhoods with others from the same country. 

2. How might loaning money to immigrants have helped the economy?

3. What kinds of businesses did immigrants open?

12/5: Finish the Section on page 641 #s 1-4.

12/7: Key Terms and People on page 642. Create riddles for each of the terms. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Monday.

Religion
Over the next few weeks the class will be focusing on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. They will be working with a partner to create an Advent/Christmas board game. The students will be creating questions based on the important aspects of these two important seasons. The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.