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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of September 17th 2018

 

Reminders:

1). Back to School Night will be taking place on Thursday, September 20th. 

2). September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We will be having a $2.00 “Gold/Yellow Attire” Dress Down Day on Tuesday, September 25th, to support children affected by cancer. 

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. The students will also 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.

9/17: Quiz signed and corrected.

        STUDY! Quiz Wednesday: “Why History Matters?” on pages 2-5.

Journal Topic: Draw a Historical Picture- Draw a picture of an event that you recently witnessed. Underneath the picture write a description of what the picture shows, where the event took place, and how you feel about it. 

9/18: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow!

9/19: The class will be taking a quiz on “Why History Matters?” on page 2-5.

9/20: Create illustrations for the vocabulary words on page 56.  Make sure you use details and that your illustrations explain the vocabulary words. The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

6th Grade

The students will also begin their study of how people adapted to their societies during the Stone Age. They will be exploring how technology led to the expansion and survival of early civilizations.  The class will discuss how hunting and gathering cause early people to become nomads. Lastly, the students will analyze how people survived the Ice Ages.

9/17:  Journal Topic- completed rough draft is due tomorrow! Imagine it is the year 3018, and you are an archaeologist. You have just excavated a site in Howard Beach.  Write a journal entry about the dig and the artifacts/fossils that you have found.  Make sure that you include as many vocabulary words as you can.  You must also create an illustration for this Journal Topic! Typed Journal topic is due on Wednesday?

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

9/18:  STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow. 

             Journal Topic: Typed final draft is due tomorrow!

9/19: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

           STUDY! 

9/20: The class will be taking a test on “What is History?”.

          

7th Grade

 This students will 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.

9/17: STUDY! Jeopardy-Tomorrow and Test- Wednesday: “The Earliest Americans” on pages 6-9. 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

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

          STUDY!

9/19: The class will be taking a test on “The Earliest Americans”.

9/20: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 10. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing The Vocabulary Game 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.

9/17: STUDY! Jeopardy-Tomorrow and Test- Wednesday: “The Nations Expand” and “The War Begins” on pages P10-P15 & 510-515. 20 Jeopardy Questions are due tomorrow.

9/17: Journal Topic: This assignment is due typed on Friday. Imagine that you are an abolitionist (antislavery activist) in the 1850s.  Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper arguing against slavery. Use one of the following statements as the main idea of your letter:

     * Slavery directly contradicts the religious principles of this country.

     * Slavery directly contradicts the American principles of liberty and equality.

     * Slavery is a wedge that is going to divide the nation.

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

9/19: The class will be taking a test on “The Nation Expands” and “The War Begins”.  

9/20: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 516. Make sure that you have completed creating your illustrations because the class will be playing The Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

         *Journal Topic is due typed tomorrow!

       

Religion

This week the class will be learning how to find readings in the Bible, and they will become familiar with the Bible.  They will also be discussing the ways that we get to know God. 

9/19-0/21: STUDY/PRACTICE: Test- Friday: Finding Readings in the Bible. 

9/22: The class will be taking a test on finding and explaining Bible readings.