1). Thursday, May 24th- May Crowning at 9:30 a.m.
2). Friday, May 25th- 12:00 P.M. Dismissal
3). 8th Grade Final Exam: Friday, June 1st.
4). Final Schedule:
Monday, June 11th- Religion
Tuesday, June 12th- ELA
Thursday, June 14th- Math
Friday, June 15th- Social Studies
Monday, June 18th- Science
Tuesday, June 19th- Italian (7th Grade)
This week the students will be discussing the factors that led to the American Revolution. They will be analyzing the causes and effects of the Stamp Act and the Boston Massacre. They will be exploring the development of representative government in the United States. Lastly, the class will be identifying roles women played in the Revolution.
5/21: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 280. Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.
5/22: Read and Outline: “The Sugar Act” on pages 280-281.
5/23: Imagine that you are a colonist that is upset about the Stamp Act. Design a poster (on the card stock paper that was given out in class) aimed at persuading others to protest the Stamp Act. This assignment will be collected and graded as a Journal Topic.
5/24: Read: “The Stamp Act Congress” on pages 283-284, then answer the questions on the worksheet.
STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Colonists Speak Out” on pages 280-285. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.
This week the students will continue their study of ancient Greece. They will be exploring the causes and effects of the Peloponnesian War. The class will also be discussing Geek mythology and analyzing the major Greek gods. Lastly, the students will be discussing the impact the ancient Greeks had on the development of the rest of the world.
5/21: The class will be taking a quiz on “Sparta and Athens: City-State Rivals”.
This week the students will be working on completing a worksheet packet: “Ancient Greece”. They will be working on the briefs in class as well as at home. On Friday, the students will be taking an “Open Notebook” Test on the packet.
5/22: Worksheet Packet: “Ancient Greece”- Brief #s 1 and 2 pages 109-113. Make sure that you read, highlighted, took notes, and created one discussion question for each page.
5/23: Worksheet Packet: “Ancient Greece” “Greek Mythology” Brief #3 pages 114-115. Make sure that you read, highlighted, took notes, and finish creating your 15 question quiz (with answers).
5/24: Worksheet Packet: “Ancient Greece”: “The Legacy of Ancient Greece”- Brief #4 pages 116-117. Make sure that you read, highlighted, took notes, and created one discussion question for each page.
MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NOTES ARE IN ORDER BECAUSE TOMORROW YOU WILL BE USING THEM FOR THE “OPEN NOTEBOOK” TEST ON ANCIENT GREECE!
5/25: The class will be taking an Open Notebook” test on “Ancient Greece”.
This week the students will be wrapping up their study of the American Revolution. They will be exploring the problems that the Patriot forces faced as they fought in the South. They will be discussing how the American Patriots finally defeated the British at the Battle of Yorktown. Lastly, the class will be examining the official end of the Revolution, the Treaty of Paris.
5/21: Read: “War in the South”, “Battle of Yorktown”, and “The Treaty of Paris” on pages 135-139. Then answer the questions below:
- How did guerrilla colonial fighters help the Continental Army?
- Why did the British army move to Yorktown, Virginia?
- How did Washington and the Patriots defeat the British at Yorktown?
- Do you think the Patriots could have won the Revolutionary War without the help of the French? Explain your answer.
- What was the Treaty of Paris?
- What were the terms of the treaty?
5/22: Complete the Take Home Quiz for “Independence!” on pages 135-139.
5/23: Finish worksheet packet on “The Articles of Confederation”. Make sure that you read, highlight, take notes and answer the Quick Review questions.
5/24: REVIEW YOUR NOTES AND THE WORKSHEET PACKET ON THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION!
Over the next few weeks the students will be reviewing for the final by creating a board game on all of the topics we studied in Social Studies Class this year. They will be creating questions based on information from the Final Review Sheet. They will be working with partners, and they will be following a detailed rubric.
This wee the students will be focussing on the transformation of Israel under the leadership of Saul and David. They will be exploring why Samuel was needed in Israel and then they will be discussing if Saul was a good leader. Lastly, the students will be analyzing why God chose David to lead Israel.
5/21: Read and highlight pages 134-135, then answer the questions below:
- Why was Samuel reluctant to give the people a king?
- Was Saul a good king? Explain
- Why was Saul anointed with oil? 4. How did Saul stop being a good leader?
5/22: Read and highlight pages 138-139, then answer the questions below:
1. What did David accomplish?
2. Why was David considered a brilliant leader?
3. What city became the capital of Israel under David?
4. Why would God forgive David for having Bathsheba’s husband killed?