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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 13th, 2020

 

Reminders: 

1). Bake Sale-Tuesday, January 14th

2). Math Bee-Grades 6-8-Tuesday, January 14th

3). $2.00 Dress Down Day- Thursday, January 16th

4). School Closed-Friday, January 17th-Professional Development Day

5). School Closed-Monday, January 20th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

6). School resumes on Tuesday, January 21st

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will continue their study of New Spain.  They will be exploring when, where, and why the Spanish colonized North America.  They will also be analyzing how the Spanish tried to maintain control of North America.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the introduction of slavery into the Americas.

1/13: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “New Spain” on pages 144-149.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

1/13: Finish picking out important facts for “Missions” on pages 148-149.

          Quiz- Signed and corrected

1/14: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

1/15: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY!

1/16: The class will be taking a test on “New Spain.

6th Grade

 This week the students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will begin by analyzing the geography/location of Egypt.  They will be discussing the importance of the Nile River and how it impacted the development of ancient Egypt. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how Egypt became united.

1/16-1/24: Project: The students will be working independently to research Queen Hatshepsut.  They will use their research to write a well developed paragraph discussing her reign, and why she was an important and unique pharaoh of Egypt.  The students will also be creating an informative/descriptive acrostic poem based on Queen Hatshepsut’s life and rule.

1/13: STUDY! Jeopardy- tomorrow and Test- Wednesday: “The Nile River Valley” on pages 100-107.  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

1/14: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY!

1/15: The class will be taking a test on “The Nile Valley”.

1/16: You must complete the revised rough draft and the final copy of your paragraph.  Make sure you take your time revising it and that you have added as many interesting facts about Hatshepsut. This paragraph is due on Tuesday!

 

7th Grade

This week the students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be focusing on the Southern colonies.  The students will be analyzing the colony of Jamestown: the problems they faced and why the colonists’ relationship with the Indians changed.  They will also be exploring what daily life was like in the Virginia colony, and they will be comparing and contrasting the life of a slave and an indentured servant.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the founding of Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia.

1/10: Section 1 Assessment- page 77 #s 1-5 is due typed tomorrow! Make sure that you take your time with this assignment because it will be collected and graded! 

1/14: Work on your facts for the Southern Colonies.

1/13-1/15: The students will be working independently to create an informational pamphlet on the Southern Colonies.  They will be following a detailed rubric to help them complete this assignment.

1/16: ALL your facts for the project on the Southern Colonies need to be typed by Tuesday.

8th Grade

The students will continue 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.  

1/13-1/16: The students will be working with partners to create a Netflix series on Immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  They will be following a detailed rubric and their Chrome-books to help them complete this assignment.

1/14: All episode descriptions are due on Thursday!

Religion

The students will continue discussing how and when people turned from God.  They will be analyzing “The Fall of Man” and discuss had all people suffer the effect of Original Sin.

1/13: STUDY! Test- Thursday: “People Turn from God” on pages 44-54. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Wednesday.

1/14: STUDY!

1/15: The class will be playing the Dart Game today.

         STUDY!

1/16: The class will be taking a test on “People Turn from God”.