Week of September 9th, 2019

5th Grade

This week the students will be 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.

Tentative Homework and Testing Schedule:

9/9: Finish creating meanings for the vocabulary words on pages 2-5. Remember to use context clues!

9/10: Finish creating your illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 2 and 5.  Then create sentences for the following words; history, chronology, oral history, point of view, analyze, primary source, and secondary source. The class will be playing the Vocabulary and Sentence Games tomorrow!

STUDY ALL OF THE VOCABULARY WORDS! QUIZ- FRIDAY!

9/11: STUDY! Vocabulary quiz Friday!

9/12: If you didn’t finish answering the questions below in class, please complete them for homework. Read pages 2-3; then answer the questions below:

1.How do historians study the past?

2.What is the difference between an oral history and reading about a historical event in a book?

3.Why is it important to study history?

 STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- tomorrow! Make sure you know the meanings, you are able to draw an illustration for each word, and that you can write a well-developed 5th grade sentence for each of the words!

9/12: ** STUDY: Three Strikes and You’re Out- Tuesday! QUIZ- WEDNESDAY- “WHY HISTORY MATTERS” and “COMPARING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES”  PAGES 2-5.

6th Grade

This week the students will learn 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.

9/9: Finish creating meanings for the vocabulary words on pages 4-9. Then create an illustration for each word. The class will be playing The Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

9/11: Finish creating an outline for “Measuring Time” on pages 5-7 (Stop after the Gregorian Calendar.)

9/13: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “What is History?” on pages 4-9. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

7th Grade

 This week the students will be 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.

9/9: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 6. Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow. 

9/10: Map: “The Arrival of Man” is due labeled on Friday.  This assignment will be collected and graded as a test question.

9/11: Finish outlining “First Migration to the Americas” on pages 6-7.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. What is the name of the early people who migrated to the Americas, and how did they arrive?

  2. How did warmer climates at the end of the Ice Age affect the Americas?

  3. What role does environment play in the development of a society? Be specific and explain your answer!

*Work on labeling: “The Arrival of Man Map”!

9/12: Labeled map is due tomorrow!

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday “The Earliest Americans” on pages 6-9. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

**Labeled map is due tomorrow!**

9/13: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday “The Earliest Americans” on pages 6-9.

8th Grade

 This week the students will begin 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.

9/9: Finish outlining “The Nation Expands” on pages P10-P13.

9/11: Read: “Americans Choose Sides” on pages 510-513. Then answer the questions below:

  1. What event led to the start of the Civil War?
  1. How did the issue of secession contribute to the attack on Fort Sumter?
  1. Do you think the war could have been avoided? Why or why not?
  1. Why were the border states important?
  1. Describe the strategy of the North.
  1. How did the war affect family loyalties and friendships on each side?
  1. Why did the South have brilliant officers?
  1. Describe the strategy of the South.

9/11: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: ‘The Nation Expands” P10-P13, “The Nation Breaks Apart” P14-P15, “The War Begins” pages 510-515. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

9/13: STUDY!

Religion

This week the students will be creating and working on mosaic cross projects that represent their faith.

9/9: Mosaic Cross Project: Your cross must be drawn and cut out.  You must also print out pictures that represent your faith. The more pictures you have the better! (Due Tuesday!)

Cross and pictures are due on Tuesday!

9/9-9/13: Mosaic Cross Project:The students will be working independently to create their crosses. The students were given a detailed rubric to follow in class on Friday.

 9/11: Paragraph explaining your cross is due typed on Thursday! Make sure that you explain in detail the pictures that you put on your cross.

9/13: The students will be presenting their crosses today.