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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 8, 2018

Reminders: 

1). We have a Professional Day on Friday, January 12th; school is closed. 

2). Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 15th; school is closed.

3). School will resume on Tuesday, January 16th.

 

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.

1/8: Project: New France Advertisements– The students will be working independently to create an advertisement persuading people to settle in New France. The advertisement must have a catchy slogan, pictures, and sayings to make people want to settle in this area. The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

*Slogan and rough draft need to be completed tonight for homework! Bring in materials so you can start creating your advertisement in class tomorrow!

1/9: Bring in materials (pictures, stickers, typed titles) for your project.

1/11: The students will be presenting their New France Advertisements on Tuesday, January 16th.

 

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.

1/8: STUDY and REVIEW your notes! Open Notebook Test tomorrow- Worksheet Packet “Ancient Egypt”.

Finish or fix your outline for “The Nile River Valley” on pages 100-103.

1/9: The the class will be taking an open notebook test on the “Ancient Egypt” worksheet packet.

Read and Outline: “People of the River” on pages 103-105.

1/10: Finish creating the outline for “Uniting Egypt” on pages 106-107.

STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “The Nile River” on pages 100-107.

1/16: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Nile River” pages 100-107.

 

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.

1/5: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday!

1/9: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/10: The class will be taking a test on “The Southern Colonies”.

1/11: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 78.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic Tuesday, January 16th!

Test- signed and corrected.

 

8th Grade
The students will continue 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.

1/5: STUDY! Jeopardy-Wednesday and Test-Thursday: “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement” on pages 662-667. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

1/9: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

1/10: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/11: The class will be taking a test on “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement”.

 

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.