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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of December 9th, 2019

Reminders:

1). School is closed on Monday, December 9th- Immaculate Conception

2). Children’s Vendor Sale-Wednesday, December 11th

3). $2.00  Dress Down Day-Thursday, December 12th

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will continue 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.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: ”Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

12/11: Revised rough draft of the Vocabulary Journal Topic is due tomorrow.

        STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

12/12: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

       STUDY! Test tomorrow!

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “Background to European Exploration”.

 

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.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/10: Finish outlining “The Chaldean Empire” one pages 89-93.

12/11: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

12/12: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

           STUDY!

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “Mesopotamian Empires”.

 

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.

12/9: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

12/11: Journal Topic is due typed and illustrated tomorrow.

          STUDY!

12/12: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

12/13: The class will be taking a test on “The Race for Empires”.

 

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 focusing 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.

   The students will also begin their study of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 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. The students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it. The class will then be focusing on the growth of cities and how both immigrants and native-born Americans moved to growing urban areas in record numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Lastly, they will be analyzing how new technology and ideas helped cities change and adapt to this rapid urban growth.  

12/10: -12/13:  The students will be working independently in class to create a test on “Big Business” and “Industrial Workers” on pages 619-627. They will be following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

12/10: Section Assessment- page 627 #s 1-3 is due typed on Friday.

12/12: Sections Assessment is due tomorrow.

 

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 Chrome-books and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.