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Week of March 23rd, 2020

5th Grade

  The students will begin their study of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  They will be discussing the accomplishments of significant colonial leaders such as John Winthrop. They will be identifying examples of representative government in the American colonies.  Lastly, the students will be examining the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

Monday, March 23rd- Classwork Vocabulary: “The Massachusetts Bay Colony”

Vocabulary Words- page 188

1- Use context clues to create meanings.

2- Create a well thought out riddle for each of the terms and people.  Make sure that you aren’t just rewriting the definitions and that you are using research from the Internet to help you create your riddles. This assignment is due at 3:00 PM.  For classwork tomorrow I will be holding a Zoom Meeting to discuss this work! The meeting will take place at 1:30 PM.  I will be streaming a link to join the meeting at 1:30 PM.  See you then!

Tuesday, March 24th- Classwork: Zoom Meeting

There will be a Zoom Meeting at 1:30 PM to discuss the riddles that you created for the vocabulary from “The Massachusetts Bay Colony”. 

Wednesday, March 25th- Classwork “City on a Hill”

Read: “City on a Hill” on pages 188-189, then take the quiz on Google Classroom.

Thursday, March 26th- Classwork “A Puritan Village”

Read “A Puritan Village” on pages 190-191; then answer the questions on Google Classroom.

Friday, March 27th- Classwork “A New England Town”

Use the picture of “A New England Town” and what you have learned from reading “A City on a Hill” and “A Puritan Village” to write a story about living in a Puritan village. 

6th Grade

The class will begin their study of ancient Chinese civilizations.  They will become familiar with the geography of China- focusing on how the rivers, mountains, and deserts shaped the development of China’s civilization.  The class will also be examining the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

Monday, March 23rd- Classwork

Vocabulary- “The Birth of Chinese Civilization”- pages 278-285.

1- Use context clues to create meanings.

2- Create a well thought out riddle for each of the terms and people.  Make sure that you aren’t just rewriting the definitions and that you are using research from the Internet to help you create your riddles. This assignment is due at 3:00 PM.  For classwork tomorrow I will be holding a Zoom Meeting to discuss this work! The meeting will take place at 11:30 AM.  I will be streaming a link to join the meeting at 11:30AM.  See you then!

Tuesday, March 24th- Classwork: Zoom Meeting

There will be a Zoom Meeting at 11:30 AM to discuss the work that you completed on the map and timeline on pages 276-277 and the riddles that you created for the vocabulary from “The Birth of Chinese Civilization”. 

Wednesday, March 25th- Classwork “The Land of China”

Read “The Land of China” on pages 278-280.  Then take the quiz on Google Classroom.

Thursday, March 26th- Classwork “The First Chinese Dynasty”

Read “The First Chinese Dynasty” on pages 280-283. Then take the quiz on Google Classroom.

Friday, March, 27th

Read The Zhou: China’s Longest Dynasty on pages 283-285. Then answer the questions on Google Classroom.

7th Grade

  This week the students will be studying the start of the American Revolution.  They will be analyzing the importance of the First Continental Congress and Second Continental Congress.  The students will also be discussing the impact of the “Shot Heard Around the World”.  Lastly, the class will be examining the early battles of the revolution.

Monday, March 23rd- Classwork

Key Terms and People on page 112: “The Revolution Begins”

1- Use context clues to create meanings.

2- Create a well thought out riddle for each of the terms and people.  Make sure that you aren’t just rewriting the definitions and that you are using research from the Internet to help you create your riddles.

Tuesday, March 24th- Classwork

Read “First Continental Congress” on pages 112-113, then answer the questions on Google Classroom.

Interview with Patrick Henry: Follow the directions on Google Classroom.

For classwork tomorrow I will be holding a Zoom Meeting to discuss this work! The meeting will take place at 11:30 AM.  I will be streaming a link to join the meeting at 11:30AM.  See you then!

Wednesday, March 25th- Classwork

Zoom Meeting at 11:30 AM to discuss Patrick Henry and the First Continental Congress.

 Thursday, March 26th- Classwork

Read and Outline “Shot Heard ‘round the World” on pages 113-114. Then answer the questions on Google Classroom.

Friday, March 27th- Classwork

Read “Second Continental Congress” on page 114. Then create the front page of a colonial newspaper announcing what went on during this meeting. Please follow the directions on Google Classroom.  I will be holding a Zoom meeting on Monday so you can present your projects to each other.  The meeting will be on Monday 11:30 AM.  I will be streaming a link to join the meeting. See you then!

8th Grade

   The students will begin their study of America as a world power.  They class will be analyzing when, why, and how the United States ended its policy of isolationism.  They will be discussing how Hawaii became a U.S. territory and why the United States sought trade with Japan and China.

Monday, March 23rd- Classwork

Key Terms and People- page 692:  “The United States Gains Overseas Territories”

1- Use context clues to create meanings for each of the terms and people.

2- Create a well thought out riddle for each of the terms and people.  Make sure that you aren’t just rewriting the definitions and that you are using research from the Internet.

Tuesday, March 24th, Classwork

A List of Pros and Cons: In the last half of the 1800s, the United States became more involved in international affairs. As you read this chapter, you will analyze the nation’s new role and use the results of your analysis to guide U.S. policy in the future.  In order to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of an aggressive foreign policy, you will need to create a list of the pros and cons of U.S. involvement with other nations in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  As you create your list, note which items are facts and which are opinions. This list will be due when we have finished the section, so you don’t need to hand anything in today.

Read “An End to Isolation” on pages 692-693, then answer the questions on Google Classroom. When you have completed the questions, please watch the short video below. Make sure that this assignment is completed before 2:00 PM because I will be holding a Zoom Meeting to discuss Alaska, and you will be presenting some of your riddles.

Alaska Seward’s Folly – ArcGIS StoryMaps

https://storymaps.arcgis.com › stories 

Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM. I will be sending a link for a Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM to discuss the questions and video from today’s work.

Wednesday, March 25th, Classwork

Read “Hawaii Becomes a Territory” on page 694, then answer the questions on Google Classroom.

Thursday, March 26th: Classwork

Read and outline: “United States Seeks Trade with Japan” on pages 694-696. Then answer the questions on Google Classroom.  When you are done answering the questions, watch the short video below and create two discussion questions.

Commodore Mathew C. Perry – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com › watch

Friday, March 27th: Classwork

Critical Thinking #4 on page 696