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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of November 5th, 2018

Reminders: 

1). Student Council Election- Tuesday, November 6th, at 1:15 p.m.

2). Box Top Day-Tuesday, November 6th. 

3). There is 12:00 Dismissal on Thursday, November 8th.

4). School is closed on Friday, November 9th, for a Professional Day.

5). School is closed on Monday, November 12th, in honor of Veterans Day.

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of European exploration.  They will be analyzing how the Turk’s capture of Constantinople affected European trade with Asia and the role Portugal played in discovering new trade routes to Asia.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the expeditions of Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama.

11/5: Finish picking out the important facts for “An End to East West Trade” on pages 114-115.

STUDY! Three Strikes and You’re Out!

11/7: Finish picking out the important facts for “Portugal Leads the Way” on pages 115-118.

11/8: Read: “Dias and Da Gama” on pages 118-119, and pick out the important facts.  Make sure you are not copying everything and that you are using bullets to keep track of short facts, dates, people, and important events!

Study! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday- “Background to European Exploration” on pages 114-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

6th Grade

 This week the students will be continuing their study of Ancient Mesopotamia.  They will be working with partners to create a Mesopotamian city-state based on what we have studied.  The groups will be following a detailed rubric to guide them throughout the project.

11/3: Mesopotamian City-State Project– Your materials are due on Monday! Make sure that your group has one shoebox, clay, and whatever other materials you all decided on.

11/5-11/9: In class this week, the students will be working on their “City-State Dioramas”.  

11/5 Homework: “Ancient Civilizations” Worksheet Packet- The students will be working on completing the packet this week.  They should be reading, highlighting, and taking notes on the briefs.  Once the packet is finished, the class will be taking an open note book test.  The students will be able to use the notes they took but will not be able to look at the actual packet. When taking notes, makes sure that you are not copying everything but are using short phrases, names, and dates.

Brief #1: “Ancient History and Civilizations” (pages 19-20) Read, highlight, and take notes!

11/6: Worksheet Packet-  Brief #2 “Mesopotamia” (pages 21-22) Read, highlight, and take notes!

11/7: Worksheet Packet- Brief #3 “Hebrews and Judaism” (page 23) Read, highlight, and take notes!

*THE CLASS WILL BE TAKING AN OPEN NOTEBOOK TEST ON THE INFORMATION IN THIS PACKET ON TUESDAY!*

7th Grade

   This week the students will begin their study of the Spanish empire in North and South Americas.  They will explore how the Spanish conquistadors conquered the Aztec and Inca empires.  They will also be discussing how the Spanish explorers traveled through the borderlands of New Spain, claiming more land.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how the Spanish treated the Native Americans and the negative impact this treatment had on their population.

11/5: Read: “Spanish Conquistadors” on pages 46-48.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Aztec Empire?

  2. What factors led to the fall of the Aztec empire?

  3. Why was it fairly easy for Cortes to conquer the Aztecs?

  4. How did Spain rule its empire in the Americas?

  5. Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Inca Empire?

  6. The Inca Empire would be located in which present-day countries?

  7. Complete “Linking to Today”- page 47 #s 1-2.

  8. Complete “Reasons for Spanish Victory”- page 48 #1.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Tuesday: “Spain Builds an Empire” -pages 46-51

Ten Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday

11/6: Read: “Spanish Treatment of Native Americans” on pages 50-51. Then answer the questions below:

  1. What was the relationship between Spanish settlers and Native Americans under the encomienda system? Be specific!
  2. How did the growth of the Spanish Empire affect Native Americans?
  3. Why didn’t the Spanish government enforce the laws that called for the proper treatment of Native Americans?
  4. Who was Bartolome de Las Casas? Why was he an important figure in New Spain?
  5. Why do you think the King of Spain commanded Catholic priests to teach Native Americans about Christianity?

Read: “Primary Source: Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies” on page 51, and answer the “Analysis Skill” question.

STUDY!

11/7: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

11/8: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.  

STUDY! Test- Tuesday!

11/13: The class will be taking a test on “Spain Builds an Empire” pages 46-51.

8th Grade

  The students will begin their study of the Second Industrial Revolution.  They will be discussing the impact that the Bessemer Process had on America. They will also be analyzing the importance of the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and the Wright Brothers and the impact these inventions had on America in the late 1800s.  Lastly, the class will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. 

11/5: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 614. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

11/7: Read- “The Rush of Inventions” on pages 617-618.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. What advances were made in communication and transportation?
  2. How did telephones improve communication? How do you think telephones and automobiles changed the lives of people who used them?
  3. What contribution did Henry Ford make to the car making industry? What impact did this have on America?

11/8: Key Terms and People on page 619- (1) Use context clues to create meanings.  (2) Create illustrations.  (3) Create riddles.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Tuesday!

Religion

  This week the students will begin their study of how sin entered the word.  They will be discussing that God made people body and soul and the importance of taking care of God’s creations (stewardship).  Lastly, students will become familiar with the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

11/5: The students will be presenting their Saint Book projects.