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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 1st, 2019

Reminders:

1). School resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2). Friday, January 4th, is a 12:00 P.M. dismissal for a faculty meeting. 

 

5th Grade

The students will begin their study of New France.  They will be exploring where and why the French explored and settled in North America.  They will also be discussing the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish.  Lastly, the students will be identifying French explorers of the Americas and their contributions.

1/2: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 150.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

6th Grade

This week the students will begin 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.

1/2: Worksheet- “Time and Place”

1/3: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 100-107.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow. 

7th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English Colonies.  This week they will be focusing on the New England Colonies.  They will be discussing that the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America to avoid religious persecution.  They will be analyzing how closely linked religion and government were linked in these colonies.  Lastly, the students will be examining the economy of the New England colonies, and they will compare it to the Southern Colonies’ economy.

1/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 78.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

1/3: Read and Outline– “Pilgrims and Puritans” on pages 78-79.

       Primary Source on page 79.

8th Grade

The students will begin their study of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.  They will be discussing why political corruption was common during the Gilded Age and how Progressives pushed for reforms to improve living conditions. Lastly, they will be analyzing how certain reforms expanded the voting power of citizens.

1/2: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 662.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

1/3: Read and Outline: “Political Corruption” on pages 662-664.  

       Primary Source- page 663

1/4: Political Cartoon Project “The Gilded Age”- You must have your topic and rough draft for your political cartoon completed by Wednesday! I will be handing out a detailed rubric for you to follow for this project.

STUDY! Test- Wednesday- “The Gilded Age and The Progressive Movement” on pages 662-667. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

Religion

  This week the students will be discussing why God promised to send a Savior.  They will be analyzing how the first humans struggled because of Original Sin, and they will be exploring the covenant that God made with Noah.