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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 30, 2017

Reminders:

1). Wednesday, November 1st- there is a 10:00 a.m. Mass for All Saint’s Day.

2). Wednesday, November 1st- our Student Council Election will be taking place at 1:30 p.m. Parents of students who are running in the election are welcome to come join us!

 

5th Grade
This week the students will begin their study of the world in the 1400s. They will be identifying powerful Native American empires in Central and South America. They will also be exploring the changes brought about by the Renaissance. Lastly, the students will be analyzing the economic motivations for exploration in Asia.

10/30: Finish picking out the important facts for “The Americas” on pages 106-108.

11/2: Finish picking put important facts for “Europe” on pages 108-109.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test Wednesday: “The World in the 1400s” on pages 106-111. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

11/3: STUDY!

6th Grade
This week, the students will continue their study of Mesopotamia. They will become familiar with the geography of Mesopotamia and how it grew into a civilization with the help of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The students will also be analyzing how the Sumerians lived- focusing on their religious practices and social groups. Lastly, the class will be discussing the ideas and inventions that helped the Sumerians prosper.

10/30: Finish outlining “Sumerian Civilization”on pages 79-81.
STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Sumerians” on pages 76-83.

11/1: 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow! STUDY!

11/2: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

11/3: The class will be taking a test on “The Sumerians” on pages 76-83.

 

7th Grade
This week, the students will continue their study of European exploration. They will analyze the voyages that the Vikings took to North America and discuss the reasons why they didn’t set up permanent colonies there. They will also be discussing the impact that Prince Henry of Portugal had on ocean exploration. Lastly, the students will be examining the voyages of explorers such as: Dias, Da Gama, Columbus, and Magellan, and the impact they had on trade, travel, and new settlements in the Americas.

10/30: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 42. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and The Riddle Game tomorrow.

11/1: Make sure that your outline for “Columbus Sails Across the Atlantic” is completed and that you have added his voyages to your map.

11/2: Map of Explorers is due completed tomorrow.  Make sure that you have added all of the voyages of the explorers that we discussed over the past two weeks.  Your map and map key should be neat and have all of the necessary information!

STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “Europeans Set Sail” and “Europeans Reach the Americas” on pages 38-45. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

11/2: STUDY!

11/3: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Monday!

 

8th Grade
This week, the students will be ending their study of the Civil War. They will be examining how the Union tried to divide the Confederate Army at Fredericksburg, but the attempt failed. They will also be discussing why the Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the war. The students will be discussing how the Union campaigns in the East and South dealt with crippling blows to the Confederacy, and how in 1865, the Union troops forced the South to surrender, ending the Civil War. Lastly, the class will be discussing President Lincoln’s Assassination.

10/27: Section 5 Assessment is due typed on Monday!

10/30: Worksheets: “The Destruction of Richmond” and “The Surrender at Appomattox”. Define the underlined words, create two discussion questions for each worksheet, and answer the Review and Write Questions.

11/1: Worksheet: “The Assassination of a President”. Define the underlined words, create two discussion questions for each worksheet, and answer the Review and Write questions.

11/2: Key Terms and People on page 614.  Use context clues to create meanings. Then create illustrations and riddles. The class will be playing Pick the Pic and The Riddle Game tomorrow.

 

Religion
The students will be finishing up and presenting their Saint Book-Jacket projects. They will also begin discussing how and when people turned from God. They will be analyzing “The Fall of Man” and discuss how all people suffer the effect of Original Sin.

10/27: Saint Book-Jacket Project- Summaries need to be fixed and re-typed.
Symbol Summaries- need to be typed and are due on Monday.

10/30: Saint Book-Jacket Project must be completed. Students will be presenting their projects tomorrow.

11/1: Read and highlight pages 44-45. Then answer the questions below.

1. In what ways do the two accounts of creation agree?

2. What do both accounts emphasize?

3. The breath of life from God is our immortal ___________.

4. ___________ have the same elements as the rest of the universe.

5. What distinguishes humanity from the other creatures in Gods creation?

6. What is the status of human beings in the process of creation?

11/2: Read and highlight page 48. Then answer the questions below.
What are the consequences of free will?
What were the consequences of the choice humanity made?
What does the Garden of Eden symbolize?
Upon what does our friendship with God depend?

STUDY! Test- Tuesday: “People Turn from God” on pages 44-54. 11/3: STUDY! 10 Dart Game questions are due on Monday.