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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of December 2nd, 2019

Reminders:

1). Box Top Day-Tuesday, December 3rd

2). Thursday, December 5th:

A). 12:30 P.M. Dismissal 

B). Report Card Conferences (Conference times have been sent home.)

3). School Mass-Friday, December 6th.  Our Student Council Inductions will follow the mass. 

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of European exploration.  They will be analyzing how the Turk’s capture of Constantinople affected European trade with Asia and the role Portugal played in discovering new trade routes to Asia.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the expeditions of Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama.

12/ 2: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 114. Make sure that you have finished creating your illustrations because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

12/4: Finish picking out the important facts for “An End to East West Trade” on pages 114-115.

12/6: Pick out the important facts for “Portugal Leads the Way” on pages 115-118. Make sure you are not copying everything and that you are using bullets to keep track of: short facts, dates, people, and important events!

12/6: Study! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday- “Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

 

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.

12/2: 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.

12/4: Research five of Hammurabi’s laws, and explain them.

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

12/6: STUDY!

 

7th Grade

   This week the students will continue 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.

12/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 52.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

12/5: Finish the worksheet on “European Presence in North America”. Use pages 54-57 to help you answer the questions. 

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

 

8th Grade

  The students will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. They will be focussing on important business leaders such as: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockerfeller, and Leland Stanford.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the idea of Social Darwinism and why the Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

12/2: Read “Questioning the Methods of Big Business” on pages 621-622 and answer the questions below.

  1. What is social Darwinism?
  2. Why did some business leaders give money to charity?
  3. Why did critics oppose the practices of big business?
  4. Was the Sherman Antitrust Act successful in curbing the power of wealthy trusts? Why?

12/3: Read “Maximizing Profits and Efficiency” and “Workers Organize” on pages 624-626 and answer the questions below:

  1. Why did factories focus on specialization?
  2. How did machines lead to a decrease in jobs?
  3. Why did companies begin to use scientific management, and how did it affect workers?
  4. What were two important labor unions in the late 1800s?
  5. Why did collective bargaining give workers a greater chance of success?
  6. How did the Knights of Labor and the AFL differ?
  7. Would you have joined a union in the late 1800s? Why or why not?

STUDY! Jeopardy -Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Big Business” and “Industrial Workers” on pages 619-627. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

Religion

  When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chromebooks and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

12/4: Complete page 160.