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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 12, 2018

5th Grade
The students will continue their study of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They will be discussing the accomplishments of significant colonial leaders such as John Winthrop. They will be identifying examples of representative government in the American colonies. Lastly, the students will be examining the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

3/9: Test- signed and corrected.

3/12: Read and Outline: “A City on a Hill” on pages 188-189.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Friday and Test-Monday: “The Massachusetts Bay Colony” on pages 188-193. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

3/13: STUDY!

3/14: Read and Outline: Home and Farm Life on pages 192-193.

STUDY!

3/15: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

3/16: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

6th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of ancient China. They will be focusing on the Shang and the Zhou dynasties and how they impacted China’s development. They will also be analyzing how technology and trade impacted the development of China.

3/12: Worksheet: “The First Chinese Dynasty”

STUDY! Jeopardy- Friday and Test- Monday: “The Birth of Chinese Civilization” on pages 278-285. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

3/13: STUDY!

3/14: Expository Writing– #s 6-7  This assignment will be collected and graded as a Journal Topic.

STUDY!

3/15: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

3/16: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

3/19: The class will be taking a test on “The Birth of Chinese Civilization”.

7th Grade
This week the students will be discussing the events that led up to the American Revolution. They will be analyzing how the British efforts to raise taxes on the colonies sparked major protest in the colonies. They will be discussing in detail the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, and how Britain responded to colonial actions by passing the Intolerable Acts.

3/12: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 98. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Wednesday: “Conflicts in the Colonies”

3/14: Worksheet: “ “Great Britain Raises Taxes”- This assignment will be collected and graded as a Journal Topic.

3/15: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “Conflicts in the Colonies” on pages 98-103. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

3/16:STUDY!

8th Grade

  The class will begin their study of World War I. They will be analyzing the many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the war (militarism, the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and alliances). They will also be exploring the war’s early battles and how the European nations suffered massive casualties.

3/9: Quiz- signed and corrected

3/12: Read and Outline: “Outbreak of War” on pages 720-721. Then answer the questions below:
What is nationalism? Nationalism brought stability to what country?
Why did other countries join the fight between Austria-Hungary and Serbia?
How had European nations prepared for war?

3/13: STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The Road to War” on pages 720-724.

3/14: Journal Topic– You must imagine that you are a newspaper journalist that had to cover the early battles of World War I. You have to write a newspaper article discussing what you saw on the front lines and explain the new weapons and technology that was being used. You have to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology and weaponry. This assignment is due typed and illustrated tomorrow, and it will be graded as a Journal Topic.

STUDY!

3/15: STUDY! Quiz- tomorrow!

3/16: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Road to War”.

Religion
The students will be continuing their study of Lent, the Triduum, and Easter. They will be working in groups to create dioramas of the Stations of the Cross.

3/12-3/14: Bring in materials to work on your dioramas. All of the writing assignments are due on Friday. Make sure that your group can explain in detail each scene you created for the project. THE WRITING SECTION OF THE PROJECT IS DUE TYPED ON WEDNESDAY!

3/14: Homework- Read, highlight, and take notes on “Easter” pages 308-310. Then complete page 312.

3/15: STUDY! Open Book Test- Tuesday: Lent (pages 231-236), Triduum (pages 237-242),and Easter (pages 308-310).  

3/16: STUDY!