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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 16th to January 20th

Reminders:

1). School will be closed on Monday, January 17th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2). Pennies for Patients Kick-Off Assembly for Grades 5-8 will take place on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 P.M. in the auditorium.

*It’s that time of the year again to raise money for such an amazing cause! Please help support such a wonderful organization-Pennies for Patients. All donations will go directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.  Click on the link below to donate.  Each class has their own link for a class competition to see who can raise the most money! Thank you!*

http://events.lls.org/pages/nyc/AveMariaCatholicAcademy-2017/jgiacalone

5th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of New France. They will be discussing where and why the French explored and settled in North America. They will be analyzing 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.

1/13: Project: New France Advertisement– Rough draft and slogan is due on Tuesday! Please check and follow the rubric that was given out in class on Friday.

1/17 – 1/18: The students will be working on their New France Advertisements. They will be trying to persuade French citizens to settle in New France. They will be following a detailed rubric. BRING IN PICTURES, TYPED TITLES AND SLOGAN, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED!

1/20: The students will be presenting their New France Advertisements.

1/20: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday on “New France” pages 150-155. 20 Jeopardy questions are due Wednesday.

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will be focusing on life in ancient Egypt. The students will be analyzing the role of the pharaoh and how he/she ruled Egypt under a theocracy. The students will also be exploring religion in ancient Egypt. They will be examining the importance of the gods and the afterlife, and the purpose of mummification. Lastly, the class will be discussing how the ancient Egyptians lived.

1/13: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

1/17: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

Canopic Jar Project- The students will be researching ancient Egyptian Canopic Jar gods.  They will be following a detailed rubric and using their research to create a canopic jar.  The students will need a plastic jar with a screw on lid, clay, and other materials by Friday.

1/18: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/19: The class will be taking a test on “Life in Ancient Egypt” pages 108-119.

Paragraph explaining the purpose of the canopic jars, and the god that protects your jar is due typed tomorrow! Make sure that the paragraph is going to fit on your jar!

1/20: Canopic Jar Project materials are due today!
7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the English Colonies. This week the class will be focusing on Life in the English Colonies. They will be exploring how the colonies were governed and how the English tried to limit free trade in the colonies. The students will also be discussing how the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists. Lastly, we will be exploring how the French and Indian War gave England control of more land in North America.

1/13: STUDY! Jeopardy and Test- Thursday; “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

1/17: STUDY!

1/18: Finish the Section Assessment on page 97.
STUDY!

1/19: The class will be playing Jeopardy and taking a test on “Life in the English Colonies” pages 90-97.

8th Grade
The class will continue their study of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. They will be examining the political corruption that plagued the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will also be exploring how the Progressives pushed for reforms to improve living conditions. Lastly, they will be discussing how reforms were made to improve the voting power of the citizens.

1/17: Read “Progressives Push for Reforms” on pages 664-666. Then answer the questions below.
1.What sorts of reforms did Progressives want?
2.What audience do you think muckrakers were trying to reach? Explain.
3. Name three writers who urged reforms.
4. What resulted from Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle?
5.What is your opinion of city planners and engineers?

1/18: STUDY! Jeopardy- Friday and Test- Tuesday; “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement” pages 662-667. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

1/19: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

Political Cartoon on “The Gilded Age”- The rough draft for this project is due on Wednesday, January 25th. The students will be working on the final draft in school on Wednesday and Thursday. Presentations will take place on Friday, January 27th.

1/20: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY for the test on Tuesday!

1/23: STUDY!

Work on the rough draft of your political cartoon!

1/24: The class will be taking a test on “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement” pages 662-667.

Rough draft of your political cartoon is due tomorrow!

Religion
This week the students will learn about our ancestors in faith. They will be discussing that God chose Abraham to be the father of his people, and that God’s people became known as the Israelites. They will also be exploring the ways in which God cared for the Israelites.

1/19: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday; “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

1/20: STUDY!