Week of February 11th, 2019

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies- focusing on the Jamestown Colony.  They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as: John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

  This week the students will also begin their study of the Plymouth Colony.  They will be discussing why the English settlers came to settle in this colony.  They will be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States, and they will be analyzing the impact religion had on the Plymouth settlement.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

2/7: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Jamestown Colony” on pages 160-164.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

 2/11: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

          STUDY!

2/12: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY! 

2/13: The class will be taking a test on “The Jamestown Colony”.

2/14: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 166.  Make sure your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

          Journal Topic is due tomorrow!

 

6th Grade

This week the  class will be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empires.  They will be examining the Golden Age of Egypt and how the empire expanded in size, power, and also in art.  They will be exploring the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how Amenhotep IV and King Tutankhamen changed Egypt.

2/11: Finish outlining “A Golden Age” on pages 120-121.

2/12: Complete the worksheet- “Building an Empire”.

2/13: Project: “Queen Hatshepsut Acrostic Poem”- A rough draft must be completed for homework.  You must have all of the words describing Queen Hatshepsut and the illustrations completed! Bring in art materials tomorrow!

 

7th Grade

  This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

2/8: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday:           “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/11: News articles on the French and Indian War are due typed and illustrated on Thursday!

2/12: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

2/13:  News articles on the French and Indian War are due tomorrow!

        The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY!

2/14: The class will be taking a test on “Life in the English Colonies”.

            

8th Grade

 The class will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  They will be exploring some of the reforms that American presidents in the early 1900’s promoted.  They will be examining how Theodore Roosevelt’s progressive reforms tried to balance the interests of business, consumers, and laborers.  They will also be exploring how William Howard Taft angered Progressives with his cautious reforms, while Woodrow Wilson enacted far-reaching banking and antitrust reforms.

2/11: “The Progressive Presidents”: Typed quiz and answer sheet are due on Thursday.  Follow the rubric that was given out in class!

2/13: “The Progressive Presidents” Quiz and answer sheet are due typed tomorrow!

2/14: Map of Europe Quiz- STUDY the Map of Europe on page R10.  The Class will be having a quiz on this map on Monday, March 4th!

Religion

  This week the students will learn about the Israelites, their enslavement in Egypt, and the Exodus.  They will be  examining Moses’ life and discussing why God chose him to lead his people.  They will also be exploring how God help His people and guided them to freedom.

2/12: Complete pages 91-92.  This assignment will be collected and graded, so take your time!