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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 2, 2017

Tentative Homework, Tests, Quizzes, and Projects

Social Studies for Grades 5-8

6th Grade Religion

Reminders: 

1). Cheesecake Sale begins on Monday, October 2nd.

2). Vision Screening will take place on Monday, October 2nd. 

3). Paul Effman first session of band will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd.

4). Box Top Day-Tuesday, October 3rd. 

5). We have a 12:00 p.m. Dismissal on Friday, October 6th, for a Faculty Meeting. 

 

5th Grade
The class will finish their study of the First Americans. They will be explaining how geographic factors influenced the migration of people from Asia to North America. They will be describing how the first Americans used natural resources to meet their needs. Lastly, they will be identifying the early people of North America.

The students will also be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians. They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in. They will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

9/29: STUDY! Jeopardy-Tuesday and Test- Thursday: The First Americans on pages 56-59. 20 Jeopardy questions and answers are due on Tuesday.

10/2: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/3: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

10/4: Finish the story that you started in class. The story must contain at least six of the vocabulary words.
STUDY! Test tomorrow!

10/5: The class will be taking a test on The First Americans.

6th Grade
This week the class will be focusing on the Agricultural Revolution. They will be discussing how farming changed peoples lives and examining what life was like during the Neolithic Age. Lastly, the students will be exploring the characteristics of these early civilizations.

9/29: STUDY! Test- Monday: Hunter-Gatherers on pages 54-61.

10/2: The class will be taking a test on “Hunter-Gatherers”.

10/3: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 62-69. Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

 

7th Grade
The student will begin their study of Europe before transatlantic travel. They will be exploring the Greek and Roman forms of government. Then they will be discussing the Middle Ages and the impact the Renaissance had on Europe.

10/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 22.

10/3: Read and Outline: “Greek and Roman Governments” on pages 22-24.

10/4: Finish creating the outline for Middle Ages on pages 24-25.

10/5: Finish creating the rough draft for your Middle Ages Cartoon. Please review the rubric that was handed out in class.  Make sure that your cartoon has all of the components that I am asking for on the rubric.

8th Grade
The students will continue their study of the Civil War. This week they will be focusing on the war in the West. They will be examining Ulysses S. Grant’s strategy for the Unions western campaign. The students will also be discussing the Battle of Shilo and the siege of Vicksburg.

10/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 522. Make sure that your illustrations are completed. The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

Quiz- signed and corrected.

10/3: Read and Outline: Union Strategy in the West on pages 522-525.

10/4: STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The War in the West” on pages 522-525.

10/5: STUDY!

10/6: The class will be taking a quiz on “The War in the West”.

Religion
This week the students will be exploring the Book of Genesis. They will be reading and discussing the similarities and differences between the Creation Stories. They will be focusing on the truth that God is the source of all life and that human beings are created in Gods image and likeness.

10/2: Test- signed and corrected.

10/5: Read and highlight pages 36-37. Complete the diagram on page 37. Then answer the questions below:
1. What is Psalm 124 telling us about God?
2. What do the creation stories teach besides creation?
3. How is the one true God unlike the gods believed in by some ancient peoples?
 4.Which of God’s attributes best describes your own experience of God? Why?