1).The Museum of Natural History Trip has been cancelled. We have rescheduled for Monday, April 16th.
2). School will be closed Thursday, March 22, due to the snow storm.
The students will continue their study of the English colonies. They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States. They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson. Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.
3/19: The class will be taking a test on “The Massachusetts Bay Colony”.
3/20: Create sentences and riddles for the vocabulary words on page 194. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence and Riddle Games tomorrow.
The students will continue their study of Ancient China. They will be analyzing how Chinese thinkers such as: Confucius, Laozi, and Hanfeizi influenced society and government in ancient China. They will also be exploring how Chinese society was organizeed.
3/19: The class will be taking a test on “The Birth of Chinese Civilization”.
3/20: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 286-291. Make sure that your meanings and illustrations are completed! The class will be paying Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.
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.
3/19: Read and Outline: “The Boston Tea Party” and The Intolerable Acts” on pages 102-103. Then answer the questions below.
- What was the purpose of the Tea Act? 2. Why did colonists oppose the Tea Act? 3. What was the result of the Intolerable Acts? 4. Which of the Intolerable Acts do you think most angered the colonists, why?
STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test-Friday: “Conflicts in the Colonies” on pages 98-103. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.
3/21: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.
3/22: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
3/32: The class will be taking a test on “Conflicts in the Colonies”.
This week the students will be discussing why and how the United States entered World War I. They will be exploring the impact of the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman Note. They will also be discussing that the United States mobilized for war by training troops and stepping up production. Lastly, the students will be discussing how labor shortages created new wartime opportunities for women and other Americans.
3/16: STUDY! Quiz-Monday: “The Road to War”
3/19: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Road to War”.
3/20: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 725. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow!
3/22: Read and Outline: Mobilizing for War on page 727. Then answer the questions below:
1). How did the American government assist the war effort?
2). What foods did some Americans give up one day a week?
3). In what ways was discrimination present in the military?
Read: “Supreme Court Decisions” on page 727. Then answer the Analyzing Information questions #s 1-2.
The students will be continuing their study of Lent, the Triduum, and Easter.
3/16: STUDY! Test- Tuesday: Lent (pages 231-236), the Triduum (pages 237-242), and Easter (pages 307-311).
3/20: The class will be taking an open book test on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter.