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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of November 27, 2017

Reminders:

1). Trimester One will end on Friday, December 1st.

2). There will be no after school on Friday, December 1st.

5th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of early European exploration. They will be analyzing how the Turks’ capture of Constantinople affected European trade. They will also be discussing Portugal’s role in discovering a new trade route to Asia. They will be focusing on the impact of Prince Henry, Bartolomeu Dias, and Vasco da Gama.

11/27: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 114. Make sure that your sentences are explaining the words but are not definitions. Your illustrations must be completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence Game tomorrow.

11/28: Pick out important facts for “ An End to East-West Trade” on pages 114-115. Make sure that you are not copying everything from the text! You should be writing down short phrases, names, dates etc.

11/29: Finish the worksheet on “An End to Was West Trade”.

11/30: Journal Topic: Write a Persuasive Letter- Imagine the you are a Portuguese sailor. Write a letter to John I explaining why he should pay for an ocean voyage you want to make to Asia. Explain why your journey would be good for the Portuguese. This assignment must be illustrated, and it will be graded.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Tuesday and Test-Thursday: “Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

6th Grade
The students will be continuing their study of Mesopotamia. They will be be discussing how Mesopotamia’s empires greatly influenced other civilizations and how Hammurabi’s Code even influenced the legal codes of Greece and Rome. Lastly, the class will be analyzing why Babylon was such an important city in the ancient world.

11/27: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 86-93. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

11/28: Research some of Hammurabi’s laws on the internet.  Pick at least five of the laws and explain them.  Be ready to discuss the laws that you picked in class.

11/29: Worksheet- “Hammurabi the Great”

STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

11/30: Read and Outline: “The Assyrian Empire” on pages 87-89.

12/1: STUDY! 

7th Grade
This week the students will begin their study of why the Europeans wanted to colonize the Americas. They will be discussing the events that took place in Europe that affected the settlement of North America. They will also be exploring why many explorers were searching for a Northwest Passage in North America and the effects these explorations had on claiming new land in North America. Lastly, the class will be analyzing the early settlements of the English, French, and Dutch in the New World.

11/27: Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the tomorrow.
Read and outline: “Events in Europe” on pages 52-53.

11/28: Read “Search for a Northwest Passage” on page 54. Then answer the questions below:
1.Name the explorers sent to search for the Northwest Passage, the country he represented, and then tell how far he traveled.
2.Even though none of the explorers found a Northwest Passage, why were their voyages considered successful?
3.In your opinion, why did countries continue to send explorers in search of a Northwest Passage even though previous attempts were unsuccessful? Explain your answer.

11/29: Bring in pictures and other materials for your “Explorer Interview Project”.

11/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/1: STUDY!

8th Grade
This week the students will begin their study of immigration. They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico. They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America. Lastly, the students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it.

11/27: Read: “Industrial Workers” on pages 624-627. Then complete the Section Assessment on page 627 #s 1-3. This assignment must be typed, and it will be collected and graded. It is due on Thursday.

11/28: Read and Outline: “Changing Patterns of Immigration” on pages 636-637.

11/29: Section Assessment is due tomorrow.

 11/30: Front Page News: Immigration: News Articles are due typed tomorrow. (Imagine yourself as a news reporter. Write a news article about the arrival of a new boat of European immigrants. Be specific when describing what you see!) Bring in pictures and other materials for your “Front Page News Project”.
Religion
Over the next few weeks the class will be focusing on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. They will be working with a partner to create an Advent/Christmas board game. The students will be creating questions based on the important aspects of these two important seasons. The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

11/30: Complete page160.