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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 6th to March 10th 2017

Reminders:

1). Box Top Day-Tuesday, March 7th

2). Used Book Sale-Wednesday, March 8th.

5th Grade
The students will continue their study of the Plymouth Colony. They will be discussing why the English settlers came to the Plymouth Colony. They will also be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States. Lastly, the class will be describing the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

3/6: STUDY! Jeopardy and Test- Friday: “The Plymouth Colony” on pages 166-170. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

Read and Outline: The Mayflower Compact” on pages 166-168.

3/7: Use the outline that you created in class on “Plymouth Colony” to answer the questions below.
1. What happened on December 25, 1620?
2. Describe the first winter in Plymouth.
3. Who was Samoset? Give details about his life.
4. Why did the relationship between the Pilgrims and Indians change?
5. How did Squanto help the Plymouth colonists? Be specific.

 STUDY!

3/8: STUDY!

3/9: STUDY! 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

3/10: The class will be playing Jeopardy and taking a test on “The Plymouth Colony” pages 166-170.

6th Grade
The students will conclude their study of ancient Egypt by analyzing the Kingdom of Kush. They will be exploring how Nubia and Egypt influenced each other and what made the Kingdom of Kush prosper. Lastly, they will be examining how Kush conquered Egypt.

The class will also being their study of ancient Chinese civilizations. They will become familiar with the geography of China-focusing on how the rivers, mountains, and deserts shaped the development of China’s civilization. The class will also be examining Shang and the Zhou dynasties.

3/6: STUDY! Quiz- Thursday: “The Kushite Kingdom” on pages 128-133.

3/7: STUDY!

3/9: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Kushite Kingdom”.

7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the struggle for liberty. They will be analyzing Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and its affect on declaring independence. They will also be examining the Declaration of Independence and how the colonists had to choose sides once independence was declared. Lastly, they will be exploring how the Declaration of Independence did not address the rights of all colonists.

3/6: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Independence is Declared” on pages 118-121. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

3/7: Finish the Section Assessment on page 112.
STUDY!

3/8: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

3/9: The class will be playing Jeopardy and taking a test on “Independence is Declared” today.
 

8th Grade
The students will begin their study of America as a world power. They will be focusing on how America’s growing power affected its relationship with other nations. The class will be exploring how imperialism and isolationism were causes of war. Lastly, they will be discussing the purchases of Alaska and Hawaii, and how the U.S. sought trade with Japan and China.

3/6: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 692. Make sure your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

3/7: STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The United States Gains Overseas Territories” pages 692-696.

3/8: Read: “Hawaii Becomes a Territory” and “The U.S. Seeks Trade with Japan and China” on pages 694-696. Then answer the questions below.

STUDY! Quiz Friday

** STUDY THE MAP OF EUROPE ON PAGE R10! MAP QUIZ ON MONDAY!**

What happened in 1875 that helped the Hawaiian sugar industry grow?
What would native Hawaiians learn from the missionaries?
Why did President Fillmore send Commodore Perry to Japan?
Why had European powers not yet formed trade with Japan?
What do you think about the actions of Commodore Perry toward Japan?

3/9: STUDY!

3/10: The class will be taking a quiz on “The United States Gains Overseas Territories”

STUDY THE MAP OF EUROPE ON PAGE R10! MAP QUIZ ON MONDAY!

Religion

The students will be partnering up with the 7th grade to develop board games based on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter; they will be using their Religion textbooks and research to create their games. The students will be following a rubric during this collaborative project.

3/6: Read and highlight- pages 112-113. Then answer the questions below.

  1. Why were the Israelites annoyed with Moses?
  2. Why was Moses annoyed with the Israelites?
  3. What is the difference between the meeting tent and the ark of the covenant? Why did these things  comfort the Israelites?
  4. Why did Moses wear a veil?
  5. Why could the Israelites resume their journey with confidence?

* Review what we have discussed so far in this chapter!*

3/7: Read and highlight- pages 114-115. Then answer the questions below.

1. What story is told in the Book of Numbers?

2. How did God provide for the Israelites on their journey?

3. Who guided the Israelites to the promise land?

4. When were the Israelites successful?

*Review chapter 9 pages 108-115.