Week of September 16, 2019

Reminders:

1). Grades 5-8 will attend 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday.

2). Back to School Night will be taking place on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.

3). There will be a Band Assembly on Friday, September 20th.  There will be no SSR on this day due to this event.

 

5th Grade

   This week, the students will continue discussing why it is important to study history.  They will be analyzing how historians learn about the past.  The class will also be discussing the importance of chronology, point of view, and historical empathy when exploring historical events.  Lastly, the students will be comparing primary and secondary sources.

   The class will also begin their study of the First Americans.  They will be explaining how geographic factors influenced the migration of people from Asia to North America.  They will be describing how the first Americans used natural resources to meet their needs.  Lastly, they will be identifying the early people of North America.

9/16: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “Why History Matters” and Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources” on pages 2-5.  

        The class will be playing Three Strikes and You’re Out tomorrow!

9/17: STUDY!

9/18: The class will be taking a quiz on “Why History Matters”.

9/19: Finish creating meanings for the vocabulary words on page 56.  Make sure that you are using context clues and not the glossary!

 

6th Grade

   This week the students will continue their study of why it is important to study history.  They will be discussing the types of things history can reveal about the past. They will also be examining the different historical periods.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the jobs of archaeologists and anthropologists.

9/16: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “What is History” on pages 4-9. 20 Jeopardy questions are on Wednesday.

9/17: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

9/18: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         Journal Topic: Word Web and rough draft are due on Friday.

9/19: The class will be taking a test on “What is History?”.  

         

         Journal Topic: Word Web and rough draft are due tomorrow.

7th Grade

 This week, the students will continue exploring how climate changes allowed Paleo-Indians to begin the first migration to the Americas.  They will also be analyzing the early societies that existed in Mesoamerica and South America.

 The students will also begin their study of early Native American societies. They will be discussing that many Native American cultures developed across the different geographic regions of North America.  They will also be exploring how geographic areas influenced Native American cultures.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the Native American religion.

9/16: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tomorrow and Test- Wednesday: “The Earliest Americans” on pages 6-9.  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

9/17: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

         STUDY!

9/18: The class will be taking test on “The Earliest Americans”.

9/19: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 10.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow!

8th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the American Civil War. They will be discussing the differences between the North and the South and the events that led up to the Civil War. Lastly, they will be analyzing the fighting at Fort Sumter and how the Union and the Confederacy prepared for war.

9/16: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday:      “The Nation Expands” (pages P10-P13), “The Nation Breaks Apart” (pages P14-P15), and “The War Begins” (pages 510-515). 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

9/17: The class will be playing Jeopardy today!

9/18: The class will be taking a test on “The Nation Expands”, “The Nation Breaks Apart”, and “The War Begins”.

9/19: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 516.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because we will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Games.

Religion

This week the class will be discussing the ways that we get to know God. They will be learning about God’s self-Revelation through His creation, through the Bible, and in his Son, Jesus Christ.

9/24: Make a postcard of a scene that reminds you of God.  In a caption on the card, explain why the scene makes you think of God.