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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of February 26th-March 2nd

Reminders:

1). School resumes on Monday, February 26th.

2). Thursday, March 1st- Pennies for Patients Basketball Shoot Out! *This will be the last day to donate to this amazing cause!*

3). School will be closed on Friday, March 2nd, for a Professional Development Day.

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of the Plymouth Colony.  They will be discussing why the English settlers came to settle in this colony.  They will be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States, and they will be analyzing the impact religion had on the Plymouth settlement.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

2/26: Finish creating illustrations and sentences for the vocabulary words on page 166.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence Game tomorrow.

2/27: Finish outlining “The Mayflower Compact” on pages 166-168. 

2/28: Worksheet- “The Plymouth Colony”

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Plymouth Colony” on pages 166-170.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

 

6th Grade

   The students will begin their study of the Kingdom of Kush.  They will be analyzing how Nubia and Egypt influenced each other (trade and religion).  They will also be discussing what allowed the Kushite Kingdom to prosper (strong leaders, conquest of land, and trade).

2/26: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 128-133.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

2/27: Read and Outline: “The Nubians” on pages 128-129.

3/1: STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “The Kingdom of Kush” on pages 128-133.  

 

7th Grade

  This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

2/26: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 90.  Make sure that your illustrations are detailed and completed.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

2/27: Read and Outline: “Colonial Governments” on pages 90-92.  

         Geography Skills- page 91 #1-2

3/1: Read “The Great Awakening and Enlightenment” on pages 94-95. Then fill in the T-Chart that was given out in class.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test-Thursday: “ Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

 

8th Grade

   The students will begin their study of America as a world power.  They class will be analyzing when, why, and how the United States ended its policy of isolationism.  They will be discussing how Hawaii became a U.S. territory and why the United States sought trade with Japan and China.

2/26: Section Assessment- page 683 #s 1-2 and Reading Check questions on pages 681 and 683 are due tomorrow.  This assignment will be graded as a Journal Topic!

2/27: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 692.  Make sure that your illustrations are detailed and completed.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

2/28: Read and Outline: “End of Isolationism” on pages 692-693. 

       Geography Skills- page 693 #s 1-2

3/1: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The United States Gains Overseas Territories” on pages 692-696.

    STUDY! Map of Europe Quiz Friday ( March 9th). The Map of Europe is located on page R10.

Religion

  The students will continue their study of the Season of Lent and the Triduum.

2/26: The students will be working on creating their questions and answer sheet for the test on Lent and the Triduum.  A blank copy of the test and a copy of the test with the answers are due on Wednesday.

2/27: Test and answer sheet are due tomorrow.