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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 22, 2018

Reminders:

1). 6-8 Math Bee will be taking place on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 1:15 P.M.

2). Pennies for Patients Kick-Off Assembly will be held on Friday, January 26th, at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

3). 12:00 Mass to celebrate the beginning of Catholic School’s Week will be on Sunday, January 28th followed by our Open House.

 

5th Grade
The students will continue 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.
The students will also be discussing longitude and latitude. They will be using lines of latitude and longitude to determine exact locations of places on earth.

1/22: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.
STUDY! Jeopardy- tomorrow and Test- Wednesday: “New France” pages 150-155.

1/23: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/24: The class will be taking a test on “New France”.

1/25: Longitude and Latitude: Use the map that was given out in class to create ten coordinates with answers.

1/26: STUDY! Test on “Longitude and Latitude”- Monday! You must know the vocabulary from the worksheet that was given out in class and how to use longitude and latitude to located places.

 

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. They will be exploring the practice of mummification, how embalming leads to knowledge of the human body, and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife. The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed. Lastly, the class will be discussing daily life in ancient Egypt.

1/19: Canopic Jar Project- All Materials are due on Tuesday!

1/22: Worksheet- Read “Religion in Egypt” on pages 110-112. Then answer the questions on the worksheet.

1/23: Read and Outline: “Pyramid Tombs” on pages 113-115.

1/24: Read and Outline: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 116-119. This outline is due on Friday!

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

1/25: Outline on “Life in Ancient Egypt” is due tomorrow!
STUDY!

1/26: STUDY!

 

7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the English Colonies. This week they will be focusing on the New England Colonies. They will be discussing that the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America to avoid religious persecution. They will be analyzing how closely linked religion and government were linked in these colonies. Lastly, the students will be examining the economy of the New England colonies, and they will compare it to the Southern Colonies’ economy.

1/22: Read and Outline: “Education in the Colonies” on page 84. Then answer the question below:
How did education in the New England colonies differ from that in Virginia?

STUDY! Jeopardy-Thursday and Test- Friday: “The New England Colonies” on pages 78-84.
20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

1/23: Finish the Section Assessment on page 84 #s 1-4. The class will be playing the Dart Game tomorrow.

1/24: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.
STUDY!

1/25: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/26: The class will be taking a test on “The New England Colonies”.

 

8th Grade
The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era. They will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace. They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers. They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours.

1/22: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 670. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

1/24: Read- “Safety and Working Conditions” on pages 673-674. Then answer the questions below:
A). In what year did the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire take place?
B). Why were so many people killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire?
C). What are some possible reasons business leaders resisted government regulations?
D). How do capitalism and socialism differ?
E). What was the effect of Lochner v. New York on employers?

Religion:
The students will be discussing the effects of Original Sin. They will be exploring why God promised to send a Savior and how the first human family struggled because of Original Sin. Lastly, the class will analyze the covenant that God made with Noah.

1/19: STUDY! Test- Monday: “God Promises to Help People” on pages 56-66.

1/22: The class will be taking test on “God Promises to Help People”.