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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 29th, 2018

Reminders:

1). All Saints Day Mass will take place on Thursday, November 1st, at 10:00 a.m.

2). Bake Sale- Thursday, November 1st.

3). Friday, November 2nd, is a full day of school; there is no school mass today since we went together for All Saints Day. 

 

5th Grade

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

10/26: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test Wednesday: “The World in the 1400s” on pages 106-111. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

10/29: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

           STUDY!

10/30: The class will be taking a test on “The World in the 1400s”.

11/1: Journal Topic: Create a story using the vocabulary words from “Background to European Exploration”.  Use as many words as you can, be creative, and create an illustration! This assignment will be collected and graded as a Journal Topic. ( Typing this assignment is optional.)

 

6th Grade

This week, the students will continue 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 helped the Sumerians prosper.

10/29: Finish the worksheet on “Sumerian Contributions”.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Thursday and Test-Friday: “The Sumerians” on pages 76-83.

10/30: Mesopotamian City-State Project– Materials are due on Monday! Make sure that your group has one shoebox, clay and whatever other materials your group has decided on.

11/1: Finish creating your story using the vocabulary words on pages 76-83.  This assignment will be collected and graded as a Journal Topic.

20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow! STUDY!

11/2: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

STUDY!

11/3: The class will be taking a test on “The Sumerians”.

Mesopotamian City-State Project- Materials are due on Monday! Make sure that your group has one shoebox, clay and whatever other materials your group has decided on.

 

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 there.  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.

10/26: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test-Wednesday: “Europeans Set Sail” and “Europeans Reach the Americas” on pages 38-45. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

10/29:  Completed map is due tomorrow! Make sure that you have the following explorer’s routes on your map:  Leif Erikson,  Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus’ first and second voyages, Amerigo Vespucci, and Ferdinand Magellan and his crew.

STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/30: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

            STUDY

10/31: The class will be taking a test on “Europeans Set Sail” and “Europeans Reach the Americas”.

11/1: Key Terms and People- page 46: Meanings, illustrations, and riddles

 

8th Grade

This week, the students will be ending 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.   The students will be discussing how the Union campaigns in the East and South dealt with crippling blows to the Confederacy and how in 1865, the Union troops forced the South to surrender, ending the Civil war. Lastly, the class will be discussing President Lincoln’s Assignation and reconstruction.

10/26: STUDY! Quiz-Wednesday: “The Tides of War Turn” on pages 536-543.  20 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday but are not mandatory. 

10/29:Finish the questions from class:

         1. What two important leaders led campaigns in the East and in the South in 1864?

         2. What was the Wilderness Campaign?

        3. Why was Grant’s Wilderness Campaign Successful despite the high causality toll?

        4. What were two consequences of Sherman’s victories in the South?

        5. How did Grant cut off Lee’s escape to North Carolina?

       6. Wha was the condition of Lee’s Confederate troops?

       7. Where and when did Lee surrender?

       8. What do the terms of the surrender reveal about Grant’s character and feelings towards Lee>

10/30: STUDY!

10/31: The class will be taking a test on “The Tides of War Turn.

Religion

 This week we will continue to work on their project for All Saints Day.  They will be creating a cover for their book, developing “ten chapter titles”,  and including one symbol or illustration that is 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. 

10/29: 10 Chapter Titles are due tomorrow!

        Chapter titles and symbol summaries need to be completed and typed by Friday.

10/30: Work on titles and symbol summaries. Everyone will be presenting their projects on Monday.

11/1: Titles and summaries are due typed tomorrow!

11/2: Saint Books have to be completed for homework. Everyone will be presenting their projects on Monday.

11/5: The students will be presenting their Saint Books today.