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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 1, 2018

Reminders:

 1). Monday, January 1st- Happy New Year! School is closed.

2). Tuesday, January 2nd, school will resume.

3). 12:00 Dismissal on Friday, January 5th-Faculty Meeting. 

 

5th Grade
The students will begin their study of New France. They will be exploring where and why the French explored and settled in North America. They will also be discussing the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish. Lastly, the students will be identifying French explorers of the Americas and their contributions.

1/2: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 150. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

1/4: Pick out important facts for “French Settlement in North America” on pages 150-151.
STUDY! We will be playing Three Strikes and You’re Out tomorrow!

 

6th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will begin by analyzing the geography/location of Egypt. They will be discussing the importance of the Nile River and how it impacted the development of ancient Egypt. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how Egypt became united.

*Worksheet Packet- “Ancient Egypt”: The students will be reading, highlighting, and taking notes on the briefs in the packet. Once all of the briefs are completed and discussed in class, the students will be taking a quiz on the packet. They will be able to use the notes they took but not the actual packet. Take good notes! DO NOT COPY EVERYTHING!!! OUTLINING IS THE BEST WAY TO TAKE NOTES!

1/2: Worksheet Packet- Brief #3 “Pyramids” (pages 44-45). Read, highlight, and take notes.

1/3: Worksheet Packet- Brief #4 “Mummies” (page 46). Read, highlight and take notes.

*Finish outlining “The Nile River Valley” on pages 100-103.
STUDY and REVIEW! Open Notebook Test- Monday!

1/4: Worksheet Packet- Brief #5 “Hieroglyphs” (pages 47-48) Read, highlight and take notes.

1/5: STUDY and REVIEW! Open Notebook Test: Monday- Worksheet Packet “Ancient Egypt”.

 

7th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of the English colonies. They will be focusing on the Southern colonies. The students will be analyzing the colony of Jamestown: the problems they faced and why the colonists’ relationship with the Indians changed. They will also be exploring what daily life was like in the Virginia colony, and they will be comparing and contrasting the life of a slave and an indentured servant. Lastly, the class will be discussing the founding of Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia.

1/2: Read: “Economies of the Southern Colonies” on page 77. Create four discussion questions and answers. Then answer the following questions. 1. What were the main cash crops in the southern colonies, and how did they contribute to the use of slavery?   2. Why was the geography of the southern colonies suitable for farming?

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

1/4: STUDY!

1/5: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

8th Grade
The students will begin their study of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. They will be discussing why political corruption was common during the Gilded Age and how Progressives pushed for reforms to improve living conditions. Lastly, they will be analyzing how certain reforms expanded the voting power of citizens.

1/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 662. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow!

1/3: Read and Outline: “Progressives Push for Reforms”: on pages 664-666. Then answer the questions below:
A). Name three writers who urged reforms.
B). What resulted from the publication of Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle?
C). What is your opinion of the importance of city planners and engineers?

1/4: STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test-Thursday: “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement” on pages 662-667. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

Religion
The students will complete their Advent and ChristmasBoard Games. 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.