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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of May 15th 2017

5th Grade
The students are going to begin their study of the American Revolution. They are going to analyzing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, the Boston Massacre. They will be tracing the development of representative government in the United States. Lastly, they will be identifying the roles women played in the Revolution.

5/15: Read: “The Stamp Act” and “The Sugar Act” on pages 280-283. Then answer the questions on the worksheet.

5/16: Finish creating an outline for “The Stamp Act Congress” on pages 283-284.

STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The Colonists Speak Out” on pages 280-285.

5/17: Finish outlining “The Boston Massacre” on pages 284-285.

Quiz- Signed and corrected.

STUDY!

5/18: STUDY!

5/19: The class will be taking a quiz on ”The Colonists Speak Out”.

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of Ancient Greece. They will become familiar with the location and geography of Greece. They will be discussing how the mountains and seas of Greece made trade, travel, and communication difficult. They will also be exploring the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. Lastly, the students will be discussing trade and the development of Greek city-states.

5/15: Read and Outline: “An Island Civilization” on page 176.

STUDY! Jeopardy and Test on Friday: “The Rise of Greek Civilization” on pages 174-182. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

5/16: Read and Outline: “Colonies and Trade” on page 179.

5/17: STUDY!

5/18: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

5/19: The class will be playing Jeopardy and taking a test on “The Rise of Greek Civilization”.

7th Grade
The students will begin their study of the U.S. Constitution. They will be discussing the purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to improve the government of the United States. They will also be analyzing how the issue of the representation led to the Great Compromise. Lastly, they will be examining the Constitution (the branches of government, checks and balances, the amendments, federalism, and popular sovereignty).

5/15: STUDY! Jeopardy Wednesday and Test Thursday: “The United States Constitution” Textbook pages 163-166 and the worksheet packet. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.
5/16: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

5/17: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

5/18: The class will be taking a test on “The United States Constitution” today.

8th Grade
The students will begin their study of World War II. They will be discussing why the war began and how it changed the lives of millions of people. They will be analyzing the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe (Hitler and Mussolini), and how the Treaty of Versailles was an underlying cause of World War II. They will also be exploring the United States’ role in the war. Lastly, the students will be discussing the impact of the war.

5/15: Finish creating the illustrations for the vocabulary from the worksheet “World War II”.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Thursday  and Test- Friday on “World War II”- Worksheet packet. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

5/16: Finish reading, highlighting, taking notes and answering the Quick Review questions for “The Failure of Peace”, “The U.S. in WWII”, “The Homefront” pages 164-168.

5/17: STUDY!

5/18: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

STUDY!

5/19: The class will be taking a test on “World War II”.
Religion
The students will be caring about the transformation of Israel under the leadership of Saul and David. They will be discussing how God called Samuel to serve him, when Saul became Israel’s first king, and that God chose David to lead Israel.

5/15: STUDY! Test- “A Royal People” on pages 132-142.

5/16: Read and highlight pages 138-139. Then answer the questions below.
What can we learn form God’s words to Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7?
What is the message of the story of “David and Goliath”?
Why did Samuel anoint David with oil?
Why was David fearless in facing the giant?

STUDY!

5/17: STUDY!

5/18: The class will be taking a test on “A Royal People” today.