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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of September 11th to September 15th

Tentative Homework and Testing 

Mrs. Giacalone

5th-8th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Religon

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.

9/11: Complete all the questions on the Textbook Scavenger Hunt worksheet.

9/13: Finish creating your illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 2 & 4.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow!

**STUDY YOUR VOCABULARY WORDS!**

9/14: Read pages 2-3: “Why History Matters”. 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:  QUIZ- WEDNESDAY- “WHY HISTORY MATTERS” & “COMPARING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES”  PAGES 2-5.

9/15: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “Why History Matters” and “Compare Primary and Secondary Sources” on pages 2-5.

 

6th Grade

This week the students will be discussing 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.

9/11: Complete the “Textbook Scavenger Hunt” worksheet.

9/12: Create meanings for the vocabulary words on pages 4-9.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

9/13: Finish creating riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 4-9.

9/15: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “Why History Matters” pages 4-9. 

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.

9/11: Complete the Textbook Scavenger Hunt worksheet.

9/12: 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.

9/13: Map: “The Arrival of Man” is due labeled on Friday. This assignment will be collected and graded as a quiz question.

9/14: Labeled map is due tomorrow!

9/15: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “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.

9/11: Complete the Textbook Scavenger Hunt worksheet.

9/12: Read and Outline: The Nation Breaks Apart on pages P14-P15.

9/13: Read: “Americans Choose Sides” on pages 510-513. Then answer the questions below:
1). What event led to the start of the Civil War?
2). How did the issue of secession contribute to the attack on Fort Sumter?
3). Do you think the war could have been avoided? Why or why not?
4). Why were the border states important?
5). Describe the strategy of the North.
6). How did the war affect family loyalties and friendships on each side?
7). Why did the South have brilliant officers?
8). Describe the strategy of the South.

9/14: Work on the Front Page News project (type the articles).

9/15: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “The Nation Expands” & ” The War Begins” on pages P10-P15 and 510-515. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

Religion
This week the students will be creating mosaic cross projects that represent their faith.

9/8: 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) The students were given a detailed rubric to follow in class on Friday.

9/11: Crosses and pictures are due tomorrow.

9/13: Write a speech for your cross presentation. Make sure that you are explaining how the cross/pictures represent your faith. This is due typed on Friday!