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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 22nd, 2018

                            Reminders

1). Winter uniform begins on Monday, October 22nd.

2). Progress Reports will be sent home on Tuesday, October 23rd.

3). We will be having a $2 Dress Down Wednesday, October 24th, to support our troops!

4). Progress Reports must be signed and sent back by Wednesday, October 24th.

5).  The Cheesecake Sale ends on Friday, October 26th.

6). The Pumpkin Patch will be taking place on Friday, October 26th; a notice discussing details about this day was sent home on Tuesday, October 16th.

 

 

5th Grade 

The students will begin their study of the world in the 1400s.  They will be identifying powerful Native American empires in Central and South America.  They will be exploring the changes brought about by the Renaissance and analyzing the economic motivations for exploration in Asia.

10/19: Test- signed and corrected

             Finish the worksheets on “The U.S. Mint” and “Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza” 

10/22: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 106.  Be sure that your sentences are explaining the words without using definitions! Also, make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

10/23: Worksheet– “The Americas”: Use pages 106-108 to help you answer the questions.

10/24: Worksheet– “Europe”

              STUDY! Three Strikes and You’re Out!

10/25: STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “The World in the 1400s” on pages 106-111. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

        Finish the worksheet on “Asia” and “Africa.

10/26: STUDY!  Jeopardy questions are due on Monday!

6th Grade

This week, the students will begin their study of Mesopotamia.  They will become familiar with the geography of Mesopotamia and how it grew into a civilization with the help of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The students will also be analyzing how the Sumerians lived-focusing on their religious practices and social groups.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the ideas and inventions that the helped the Sumerians prosper.

10/22: Finish the “Time and Place” worksheet.

10/23:   Make sure that your illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 76-83 are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow. 

10/24: Worksheet– “Ancient Mesopotamia”

10/25: Finish the worksheet on “The First Civilization” on pages 76-78. Then answer the question below:

  1. Archaeologists have found many artifacts that provided information about early Mesopotamian civilization.  What do you think some of these artifacts might have been? Provide two details to support your answer.

7th Grade

This week, the students will begin their study of European exploration.  They will analyze the voyages that the vikings took to North America and discuss the reasons why they didn’t set up permanent colonies.  They will also be discussing the impact that Prince Henry of Portugal had on ocean exploration.  Lastly, the students will be examining the voyages of explorers such as: Dias, Da Gama, Columbus, and Magellan, and the impact they had on trade, travel, and new settlements in the Americas.

10/22: Section Assessment– page 41 #s 1-3.

           Add the explorers to your map that we have discussed in class to.  Make sure that your map is neat and accurate because the completed map will count as a test question, and you will be using the map to answer questions on your next test! 

10/23: Journal Topic: If you were going to establish a new settlement, what factors would you consider when choosing a location? Describe the perfect place for your settlement.  This assignment must be typed and illustrated.

10/24: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 42.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

10/25: Read and Outline: “Columbus Sails Across the Atlantic” on pages 42-44. Then answer the questions below:

  1. Why was it so difficult for Columbus to convince King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to finance his voyages?
  1. What  did Columbus hope to find in the new land?

       Add Columbus’s voyages to your map! (Just where he went on his first two voyages.)

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Europeans Set Sail” and “Europeans Reach the Americas” on pages 38-45. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.  Explorer Map is due completed on Monday!

8th Grade

This week, the students will be continuing their study of the Civil War.  They will be examining how the Union tried to divide the Confederate Army at Fredericksburg, but the attempt failed. They will also be discussing why the Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the war.  Lastly, the students will be discussing how the Union campaigns in the East and South dealt crippling blows to the Confederacy and how in 1865, the Union troops forced the South to surrender, ending the Civil War.

10/19: STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday & Test- Tuesday. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

10/22: The class will be playing Jeopardy today. 

STUDY!

10/23: The class will be taking a test on “Daily Life During the War”.

10/24: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 537.  Make sure that you have completed your illustrations because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

10/25: Read: “Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville” and “Battle of Gettysburg” on pages 536-540. Then answer the questions below:

  1. Who replaced McClellan as head of the Army of the Potomac?

  2. How did Burnside’s tactics differ from McClellan’s?

  3. Why do you think Burnside stepped down from his position as leader of the  

       Potomac?

  4. Why did Lee again launch attacks within Union territory?

  5. Who had the best military position at the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, and 

      why was the position a good one?

  6. Describe Pickett’s Charge and its significance.

  7. Why do you think Lee ordered an attack on the center of the Union Line?

STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday- “The Tides of War Turns” on pages 536-543.

10/26: STUDY!

Religion

 This week we will be discussing a project for All Saints Day.  The students will be given one saint to research and will be creating a biography book that focuses on the life of their saint.  They will be creating a cover for their book, developing “ten chapter titles”,  and including three symbols or illustrations that are significant to their saint. All aspects of the project will reflect the saint’s life in a creative way. The students will be using a rubric as a guide for their project. 

10/22: Saint research is due on Wednesday.