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Social Studies Grade 6

Thursday, August 20 Fill out information on index cards ( Name and address, Hobbies, What I like about school, Something most people do not know about me). Discuss the handbook and class rules.

Friday, August 21 Journal Activity "Have you ever..."

Monday, August 24 Scavenger Hunt from a newspaper. Cut out 10 items of their choice and glue them on the grid provided.

Tuesday, August 25 Begin the Geography Handbook pp. GH2-GH13 in the textbook. Watch a clip on line from "The Lorax". Summarize in their journals what they learned from the material.

Wednesday, August 26 Study the Geography Dictionary pp. GH14 and GH15. Watch the Brainpop "The Five Themes of Geography" and answer the questions at the end of the Brainpop. Read also pp. Tools 6 and Tools 7 from the text and complete the graphic organizer about the reading.

Thursday, August 27 Using www.readwritethink.org, create an Acrostic Poem about one of the words on pp. GH14 and GH15 definitions.

Friday, August 28 Presentation of the Acrostic Poems. Read also Current Events and fill out an Episodic Notes about the articles.

Monday, August 31 Read pp. 18-25. Read and discuss some of Hammurabi's Laws. Fill out "Hammurabi's Code of Law" wkst.

Tuesday, September 1 Read the play "Hammurabi's Laws". Journal by dividing the page into two sections and on one section list some of the laws they felt were fair. On the other side list some of the laws they felt were harsh.

Wednesday, September 2 Discover the contributions of the Sumerians. Complete "The Land of the Firsts" from the reading on pp. 18-25. Watch and answer the questions from Brainpop about "Sumerians".

Thursday, September 3 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, September 4 No School. Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 7 No School. Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 8 Create a brochure about the facts of Ancient Sumer. Be sure to include religion, social classes, writing, contributions, rules and leaders. Please also include at least three pictures.

Wednesday, September 9 Read wkst. pp. 11 and 12 " Two Rivers in Mesopotamia". Answer the questions.

Thursday, September 10 Character Lesson on "Respect". Journal the definition or meaning of Respect. Give examples of when to show respect. Tell about a time that they showed respect to someone.

Friday, September 11 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, September 14 Read the play "A Life In Ancient Sumer". Journal what they learned from the play.

Tuesday, September 15 Do the "Development of Writing" wkst. Write a letter using some of the symbols in their journals.

Wednesday, September 16 Watch Spotlight Videos using www.glencoe.com and click on the textbook and Spotlight Video. Watch Sections 1-3. Read pp. 26-31. Review for a quiz over Ancient Sumer.

Thursday, September 17 Quiz over Ancient Sumer. Journal "What I Remember Most About Ancient Sumer is..."

Friday, September 18 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, September 21 Create a map of Ancient Sumer using p. 17 Color all waters and label surrounding countries and major cities.

Tuesday, September 22 Computer Lab using Microsoft Publisher, create a poster to display what they know about Ancient Sumer. Use the title "You Are There".

Wednesday, September 23 Present their posters to the class.

Thursday, September 24 Begin Ancient Egypt. Read pp. 38-43. Read in pairs. Write a sentence on a index card about each section.

Friday, September 25 Current Events/ Episodic Notes

Monday, September 28 Take the student-made T/F tests from the reading in the text. Read pp. 44-52.

Tuesday, September 29 Filmstrip about Ancient Egypt using pp. 38-52.

Wednesday, September 30 Finish Filmstrip and present to the class.

Thursday, October 1 Read pp. 53-58 "The Prince Who Knew His Fate". Journal question #1 and #2 on p. 58.

Friday, October 2 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 5 Read pp. 59-67. Color pictures of Egyptian People to put on a large triangle to show the social classes in Egypt.

Tuesday, October 6 Create a newsletter about Egypt using Microsoft Publisher.

Wednesday, October 7 Read the play "Her Majesty, Himself". Then journal what they learned from the information in the play.

Thursday, October 8 Create Paddle Dolls.

Friday, October 9 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 12 Character Lesson/Goal Setting

Tuesday, October 13 Read "Don't Wake the Mummy". Draw a picture about what you remember from the story.

Wednesday, October 14 Reward Party/p. 47 Economic Activity

Thursday, October 15 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, October 16 No school/Fall Festival

Monday, October 19 Create a map over Ancient Egypt. Make sure to color all waters blue, label on major countries and cities.

Tuesday, October 20 Watch the video "Mysteries of Egypt". Journal what you learned from the video.

Wednesday, October 21 Computer Lab. Create a comic strip about Egypt using www.readwritethink.org.

Thursday, October 22 Zoo Trip

Friday, October 23 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 26 Peer grade the "Egyptian Comics". Journal: What I remember the most about the Egyptians. Begin reading "Number The Stars".

Tuesday, October 27 Zoo Trip.

Wednesday, October 28 Good Behavior Party

Thursday, October 29 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, October 30 No School

Monday, November 2 Read pp. 80-85

Tuesday, November 3 Reward class party

Wednesday, November 4 Zoo Trip

Thursday, November 5 Complete the student led conference information.

Friday, November 6 Current Events/ Episodic Notes

Monday, November 9 Create a mural drawing, work of poetry, fiction, music or dance to respond to the events described in the section pp. 81-85.

Tuesday, November 10 Finish working on the mural drawing, work of poetry, fiction, music or dance to respond to the events described in the section pp. 81-85.

Wednesday, November 11 Presentations

Thursday, November 12 Read pp. 86-92. Complete an ABC graphic organizer over the reading from the text.

Friday, November 13 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, November 16 Watch "Spotlight" videos over the Israelites

Tuesday, November 17 Computer Lab Project

Wednesday, November 18 Complete the economic activity "Income Tax and You"

Thursday, November 19 Character Lesson over "Perseverance"

Friday, November 20 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, November 23 Finish the ABC organizer over pp. 86-92 from the text. Write in their journals "What I remember about the ancient Israelites is..."

Tuesday, November 24 Open Book Quiz over pp. 80-92 Ancient Israelites. Use the worksheets pp. 37-40.

Wednesday, November 25 Current Event/Episodic Notes

Thursday, November 26 No School/Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27 No School/ Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 30 Journal #6 p. 85. Make sure to include at least five complete sentences.

Tuesday, December 1 Read "The Jews and the Romans" pp. 100-102. Then read "Festival of Lights" in the Graphic Novels. Answer #2 p. xii in the Graphic Novel.

Wednesday, December 2 Read "Ruth and Naomi" p. 99. Read the play "Ruth of the Old Testament". Look at pp. 106-107. Journal, "How did culture reflect the concerns and interest of the people?"

Thursday, December 3 Character word activity over Kindness. Create a letter to a soldier. Make sure to put it in correct letter form with at least five sentences.

Friday, December 4 Current Events/ Episodic Notes

Monday, December 7 Begin Greece by reading Section 1. Create the foldable on page 113 to summarize reading information.

Tuesday, December 8 Go to www.mrdonn.org and read about the Minoans. Read about the Theseus and the Minotaur. Create a drawing and a summary of the story of the Minotaur.

Wednesday, December 9 Fill out the Venn Diagram comparing the Minoans to the Mycenaeans under the first flap of the foldable.

Thursday, December 10 Watch Section 1 "Spotlight Video" about Ancient Greece. Complete the Economic Activity "Borrowing Money" wkst.

Friday, December 11 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, December 14 Do the "Borrowing Money" Wkst. Watch www.mrdonn.org information about the Greek Gods.


Tuesday, December 15 Visit www.library.thinkquest over the Greek Gods. Read pp. 154-156.


Wednesday, December 16 Create a mythical creature drawing. Type a myth about the creature that was drawn using Open Office.


Thursday, December 17 Finish the pictures of the creatures. Pesent the myths to the class.


Friday, December 18 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, December 21 Watch the video "Daedalus and Icarus" and complete the movie reflection.


Tuesday, December 22 Christmas Party


Monday, January 4 Reflections, Creature Feature Presentations


Tuesday, January 5 Finish Creature Feature Presentations, Read pp. 124-131. Create a graphic organizer by spliting a paper in half comparing Sparta and Athens.


Wednesday, January 6 Watch the video "The First Olympics". Journal what they learned from the video.


Thursday, January 7 Make wax etchings using the Greek alphabet.


Friday, January 8 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Tuesday, January 12 Computer Lab Project. Create a four Greek Events including pictures using the scoring guide provided.


Wednesday, January 13 Character Word Activity about Responsibility. Write a paragraph about what it means to be resposible. Write a second paragraph about a time they watched someone show resposibility. Write a third paragraph about a time that they showed resposiblity. Write a fourth paragraph about how they want to improve to help them become more responsible.


Thursday, January 14 Create waxed etchings using the Greek alphabet.


Friday, Janurary 14 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, January 18 Read the play pp. 164-167 "Icarus and Daedalus". Answer the question 1-3 p. 167.


Tuesday, January 19 Wtach the video "Daedalus and Icarus". Journal what was learned from the video.


Wednesday, January 20 Present "The Greek Events". Present the large triangles.


Thursday, January 21 Watch "Spotlight Videos" over Greece. Do the Brainpops over Greece and the printed questions from the Brainpop.


Friday, January 22 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, January 25 Present Greek flags. Watch "Spotlight Videos". View the Brainpop about Democracy. Watch "The Odyssey". Journal about all videos.


Tuesday, January 26 Computer Lab. Take the quiz on www.thatquiz.com about Greece. Then go to www.readwritethink.org. Go to student interactive and click on Circle Plot Diagram. After the reading pp. 154-163. Fill out the circle plot diagram using information from the reading.


Wednesday, January 27 Read pp. 132-137. Fill out the flap about "Persia Attacks Greece".


Thursday, January 28 Read pp. 138-146. Fill out the flap "The Age of Pericles".


Friday, January 29 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, February 1 No School


Tuesday, February 2 Visit www.mrdonn.org and read about the Greek pillars and pottery. Create a drawing using the three designs of pillars from the Greeks.Create a pottery design using red construction paper and black markers.


Wednesday, February 3 Current Events and Episodic Notes


Thursday, February 4 Create an Olympic medal and event.


Friday, February 5 Finish Olympic medal project and pottery project. If time permits, work on Current Events/Episodic Notes.


Monday, February 8 Finish "The Odyssey". Journal what you remember from the video. Review for the Test over Greece.


Tuesday, February 9 Test over Greece on www.thatquiz.com . When you finish the test pick a Greek myth to summarize with pictures for a Power Point.


Wednesday, February 10 Present Power Points about the Greek myths.


Thursday, February 11 Read pp. 23-35 in the Graphic Organizer. Watch the Greek review movie and fill out the Video Summary.


Friday, February 12 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, February 15 Begin Early India. Read pp. 194-201. Discuss p. 193.


Tuesday, February 16 Read about Hinduism and Buddhism pp. 203-208. Divide a paper in half. List what you understand about each religion.


Wednesday, February 17 Taj Mahal Art Activity.


Thursday, February 18 Current Events/ Episodic Notes.


Friday, February 19 Character Activity over Positive Attitude


Monday, February 22 Watch "Mahatma Gandhi" Brainpop and questions


Tuesday, February 23 Computer Lab to create an Indian Collage of pictures. Including a map of India, Mohatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jawaharial Nehru, and the Taj Mahal.


Wednesday, February 24 Read Indian Fables pp. 86-87. Journal a fable of their own that teaches a lesson.


Thursday, February 25
Read pp. 214-216. Do #3 p. 216. Make a web showing the contributions of the Indian Mathematics.


Friday, February 26 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 1 Read "The Elephant and the Dog" Indian Fable. Give the worksheet about the description of a fable. Have them write their own fable with a picture.


Tuesday, March 2 Present their fables. Watch the Spotlight Videos about India.


Wednesday, March 3 Read together "Will You Marry Me?" Journal: What they learned from this article.


Thursday, March 4 Discuss "Can We Talk?" Journal: What they remember from the discussion. Play the review games on the Smartboard.


Friday, March 5 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 8 Review for the test over India.


Tuesday, March 9 Test over India.


Wednesday, March 10 Begin China. Create a map of China using p. 225. Label on countries and cities. Color and label the water.


Thursday, March 11 Read about Life In China on pp. 233-239. Find 14 facts from the reading to put on a brick for the Great Wall.


Friday, March 12 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 15 Do the Brainpop "The Great Wall of China" with the questions at the end. On a separate paper retell the story of the Great Wall of China from p. 50 wksht. and create a drawing.


Tuesday, March 16 Present the drawings and legends of the Great Wall.


Wednesday, March 17 Watch "Great Wall of China" video.


Thursday, March 18 Character Word "Honesty" activity.


Friday, March 19 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 22 Read pp. 232-239 Life in China. Finish the Great Wall of China information sheet.


Tuesday, March 23 Read the information about Chinese kites. Create a kite using construction paper and tissue.


Wednesday, March 24 Watch the video "Treasure Tomb of the Terre Cotta Warriors" and then read p. 14 about the Terre Cotta army. Journal what you learned about the Terre Cotta Warriors.


Thursday, March 25 Current Events/Episodic notes


Friday, March 26 Create a China Adertisement Flyer using Microsoft Word and the scoring guide.


Monday, March 29 Watch the video "China" and journal about the film. If you are unable to watch the video, journal a summary of what you remember the most about China.


Tuesday, March 30 Student from MAC with the Economic Lesson. Do Lesson two only from the booklets. If time permits, work on the making of silk events poster.


Wednesday, March 31 Current Events/Episodic Notes.


Thursday, April 1 No School


Friday, April 2 No School


Monday, April 5 No School


Tuesday, April 6 MAC Economy Lesson #3


Wednesday, April 7 Test over China.


Thursday, April 8 MAC Economy Lesson #4


Friday, April 9 Current Events/ Episodic Notes


Monday, April 12 We will be working on a review for the MAP. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Whited will be preparing the material.


Tuesday, April 13 We will be working on a review for the MAP. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Whited will be preparing the material.


Wednesday, April 14 We will be working on a review for the MAP. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Whited will be preparing the material.


Thursday, April 15 We will be working on a review for the MAP. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Whited will be preparing the material.


Friday, April 16 We will be working on a review for the MAP. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Whited will be preparing the material.


Monday, April 19 Review Math MAP Review work given to us by Mrs. Jones.


Tuesday, April 20 MAP Testing


Wednesday, April 21 MAP Testing


Thursday, April 22 Current Events/ Episodic Notes.


Friday, April 23 Review Math MAP work given to us by Mrs. Jones.


Monday, April 26 Math MAP Review. Mrs. Jones will give you worksheets to review for the MAP test.


Tuesday, April 27 MAP Testing


Wednesday, April 28 MAP Testing


Thursday, April 29 MAC student will do the next Economic Lesson from the paper back book.


Friday, April 30 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, May 3 Read p. 20 from "Everything You Need To Know About World History" book. Begin the "Roman Mosaic" reading and project.


Tuesday, May 4 Research Julius Caesar. Be sure to include a few pictures with much information about him.


Wednesday, May 5 Answer question 1-6 p. 267.


Thursday, May 6 Read pp. 268-276. Answer questions 1-7 on p. 276.


Friday, May 7 Current Events/Episodic Notes.


Monday, May 10 Read the play "Kidnapped" pp. 80-84 from the Reader's Theatre. Journal: Would you like to have known Julius Caesar? Why?


Tuesday, May 11 Discuss pp. 52-53 about the Roman Shield. Create a Roman Shield using the directions.


Wednesday, May 12 Brainpop over "Rise of the Roman Empire", "Pax Romana", and "Fall of the Roman Empire". Do the questions from the Brainpop. Read pp. 268-276 in the text and do worksheet 8-2.


Thursday, May 13 Read pp. 277-282 and do worksheet 8-3.


Friday, May 14 Current Events/Episodic Notes. You must have two complete pages for this quarter. Any extra would be used for Bonus Work.


Monday, May 17 Create a 12X18 time line poster. You may choose any topic that you would like to research. Follow the directions on the scoring guide. Make sure that your poster is neat and creative with pictures to go with dates. Make sure your information is accurate.


Tuesday, May 18 Finish work and research on time line poster.


Wednesday, May 19 Sixth grade goes to the Science Center. Brainpop and Questions "Roman Numerals".


Thursday, May 20 Roman Numeral information and project.


Friday, May 21 This is the last day for Current Events and Episodic Notes. Two pages must be completed for this quarter.


Monday, May 24  Finish the Roman Numeral Project. 


Tuesday, May 25  Quiz over Rome.  Turn in all journal work.


Wednesday, May 26  Room Reward Party.


Thursday, May 27  Awards Assembly and Ballgame.  Last Day!  Have a great summer!






Social Studies Grade 7

Thursday, August 20 Fill out information on index cards ( Name and address, Hobbies, What I like about school, Something most people do not know about me). Discuss the handbook and class rules.

Friday, August 21 Journal Activity "Have you ever..."

Monday, August 24 Scavenger Hunt from a newspaper. Cut out 10 items of their choice and glue them on the grid provided.

Tuesday, August 25 Begin the Geography Handbook pp. GH2-GH13 in the textbook. Watch a clip on line from "The Lorax". Summarize in their journals what they learned from the material.

Wednesday, August 26 Study the Geography Dictionary pp. GH14 and GH15. Watch the Brainpop "The Five Themes of Geography" and answer the questions at the end of the Brainpop. Read also pp. Tools 6 and Tools 7 from the text and complete the graphic organizer about the reading.

Thursday, August 27 Using www.readwritethink.org, create an Acrostic Poem about one of the words on pp. GH14 and GH15 definitions.

Friday, August 28 Presentation of the Acrostic Poems. Read also Current Events and fill out an Episodic Notes about the articles.

Monday, August 31Using the Treasure Map Picture, Journal how to reach the treasure using direction clues (compass rose). Review for a short quiz over Geography Themes.

Tuesday, September 1 Quiz over the geography themes. Begin Ancient Sumer by reading pp. 18-25.

Wednesday, September 2 Discuss Hammurabi pp. 24-25. Read the play "Hammurabi's Law" Draw a map of Mesopotamia. Label all major cities and waters. Color the waters blue.

Thursday, September 3 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, September 4 No school. Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 7 No School. Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 8 Create a brochure about Ancient Sumer. Include facts about their leaders, religion, social classes, rules, location and contributions. Please also include at least three pictures. Be creative!

Wednesday, September 9 Present brochures.

Thursday, September 10 Character Lesson on "Respect". Journal the definition or meaning of Respect. Give examples of when to show respect. Tell about a time that they showed respect to someone.

Friday, September 11 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, September 14 Read Section 3 pp. 26-31. Complete the ABC's info sheet from the reading.

Tuesday, September 15 Watch Spotlight Videos Section 1-3 using www.glencoe.com (Click on the correct textbook for World History and then Spotlight Videos.) Review for a quiz over Ancient Sumer.

Wednesday, September 16 Quiz over Ancient Sumer. Journal "What I Remember Most About Sumer is..."

Thursday, September 17 Begin Reading "The Nile Valley" pp. 39-46. Fill out "Passport For Travel" wkst.

Friday, September 18 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, September 21 Read pp. 47-52. List an important fact about each section from the reading.

Tuesday, September 22 Interpret Proverbs. Egyptian Proverbs were a very important part of their life. Create a poster demonstrating their understanding and interpretation of the proverb of their choice. Include pictures. Use the information sheet with the scoring guide and proverbs listed.

Wednesday, September 23 Using hieroglyphics, create a poster of their name.

Thursday, September 24 Read pp. 59-67.

Friday, September 25 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, September 28 Take the student-made T/F quizes. Discuss the pharaohs from the reading.

Tuesday, September 29 Read the play about Hepshepsut. Brainpop video and questions about "Egyptian Pharaohs". Complete a paper bag about Egyptian Pharaoh information.

Wednesday, September 30 Finish and present Paper Bag Pharaohs. Read " The Rise of Kush" pp. 70-72. Create an advertisement that could have been used in ancient Egypt and Kush to promote the many uses of iron. Review for a quiz over Egypt.

Thursday, October 1 Quiz over Egypt.

Friday, October 2 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 5 Begin "The Ancient Israelites" pp. 80-85. Create a Story Map from the reading.

Tuesday, October 6 Create a newsletter with articles explaining by using Microsoft Publisher "Newsletter" over Section 1.

Wednesday, October 7 Read Section 2 pp. 86-92. Watch the "Spotlight Videos" over Section 2 using www.glencoe.com

Thursday, October 8 Read the play "The Courage of a Queen". Journal a summary of the play.

Friday, October 9 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 12 Character Lesson/Goal Setting

Tuesday, October 13 Mrs. Ward Day

Wednesday, October 14 Wkst pp. 39-40

Thursday, October 15 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, October 16 No school/Fall Festival

Monday, October 19 Review for The Assessment Test over the Israelites. Begin the reading over the Ancient Greeks pp. 116-130.

Tuesday, October 20 Test over The Israelites.

Wednesday, October 21 Create a power point about the information from the reading pp. 116-130. Follow the instructions on the scoring guide.

Thursday, October 22 Zoo Trip. Finish the Power Points

Friday, October 23 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, October 26 Present Power Point Slide Shows

Tuesday, October 27 Zoo Trip. Fill out the chapter review wkst. pp. 61-62 over the Early Greeks.

Wednesday, October 28 Read pp. 132-137. Compete the reading organizer over the information from the text.

Thursday, October 29 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Friday, October 30 No School

Monday, November 2 Read pp. 132-137 and fill out the reading organizer.

Tuesday, November 3 Create a power point summary using the scoring guide exactly and required information from the text only.

Wednesday, November 4 Zoo Trip

Thursday, November 5 Present the Power Points

Friday, November 6 Current Events and Episodic Notes

Monday, November 9 Finish the work on the rules, flag, and name for the Greek polis that they created.

Tuesday, November 10 Computer Lab. Finish working on the Greek reading power points.

Wednesday, November 11 Present the power points to the class.

Thursday, November 12 Present the Greek polis information.

Friday, November 13 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, November 16 Watch the "Spotlight" videos over the Greeks. Review for the test. Watch "The Greek God's" Brainpop and do the questions over it.

Tuesday, November 17 Using the textbook Chapters 4 and 5 and the information from the worksheet called "Accomplishments of the Greeks" create a letter to a friend by going to www.readwritethink.org under Letter Generator. Print out the letter when it is complete. Follow the instructions on the Scoring Guide.

Wednesday, November 18 Test over the Greeks.

Thursday, November 19 Character Lesson over Perseverance. Take the Deligence Quiz and Journal about a time that they persevered.

Friday, November 20 Current Events/Episodic Notes

Monday, November 23 Read in the "Graphic Novels" pp. 23-35. Journal two separate summaries of the two stories told in the novel. Create your own dialogue, based on what they know of the content and character.

Tuesday, November 24 Watch the video "Athens, and Ancient Greece". Complete the video reflection.

Wednesday, November 25 Current Event/Episodic Notes

Thursday, November 26 No School/Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27 No School/ Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 30 Begin Early India, Section 1. Read pp. 195-201. Create a vocabulary bookmark. Include all highlighted words from this section with their definitions and a sentence using the word.

Tuesday, December 1 Read Section 2 pp. 202-208. Define theocracy. Then answer #6 p. 208 on the same paper.

Wednesday, December 2 Read Section 3 pp. 209-216. Do the diagram #3 on p. 216 and the chart on p. 209. Make sure to fill in the information from the reading.

Thursday, December 3 Character word of the month is "Kindness". Create a letter to a soldier letting them know how thankful you are for their service to our great country. Be sure to make it in the correct letter style and sign your name. We will be mailing them.

Friday, December 4 Current Events/ Episodic Notes

Monday, December 7 Review their open book quiz. Give their speeches over "hope" in reincarnation for the lower caste members.

Tuesday, December 8 Read the information from the worksheet package and then create a poem, song, skit or story about India using the props provided.

Wednesday, December 9 Finish the presentation work and then review for the test over India.

Thursday, December 10 Watch the "Spotlight Videos" over India. Then take the test over India

Friday, December 11 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, December 14 Test over India


Tuesday, December 15 Reward party day. Catch up on all missing assignments including tests.


Wednesday, December 16 Create a flyer over China using the scoring guide and pp. 224-239. Make sure to include information about Huang He and Chang Jiang Rivers, Dynasty, Aristocrats, Social Classes, Filial Piety, Confucius, Daoism.


Thursday, December 17 Read pp. 241-249. Complete the graphic organizer about the reading.


Friday, December 18 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, December 21 Open Book quiz over China information.


Tuesday, December 22 Room Reward Parties


Monday, January 4 Fill out an index card with the definitions or information about all highlighted words over pp. 224-239.


Tuesday, January 5 Read pp. 241-249. Complete the graphic organizer about the reading.


Wednesday, January 6 Create a map of China using p. 225. Make sure to label all important cities and countries. Color all water bodies blue. Watch "Spotlight Videos" over China using www.glencoe.com.


Thursday, January 7 View www.mrdonn.org about Ancient China. Divide a sheet of paper into six boxes and fill important facts from the site in the boxes.


Friday, January 8 Current Events/Episodic Notes. (Two full pages are required per quarter.)


Tuesday, January 12 Computer Lab Project using a scoring guide. Create a flyer over Ancient China. Be sure to include much information and at least three pictures.


Wednesday, January 13 Character Word Activity about Responsibility. Write a paragraph about what it means to be resposible. Write a second paragraph about a time they watched someone show resposibility. Write a third paragraph about a time that they showed resposiblity. Write a fourth paragraph about how they want to improve to help them become more responsible.


Thursday, January 14 Flyer presentations.


Friday, January 15 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, January 18 Free Form Map over China. Using a 12X18 piece of paper and markers, decide upon the important ideas from the unit about China. Organize a way to present their ideas in words, pictures and/or diagrams. Fill the paper in an organized, creative manner that demonstrates what they learned about China. The test over China will be Thursday.


Tuesday, January 19 Finish the Free Form Map. Write in the journals what they remember the most about China.


Wednesday, January 20 Review all material from the text for the test over China.


Thursday, January 21 Test about China.


Friday, January 22 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, January 25 Begin Reading pp. 263-267. Complete a graphic organizer.


Tuesday, January 26 Computer Lab. www.readwritethink.org. Go to student interactive and click on Circle Plot Diagram. After reading pp. 269-276. Fill out the circle plot diagram using information from the reading.


Wednesday, January 27 View www.brainpop.com (Roman Republic, Rise of the Roman Empire, Roman Numberals, Pax Romana). Do the printed quiz at the end of each video. Create something using Roman Numerals after the quizes.


Thursday, January 28 Read Section 3 pp. 277-283. REad silently in pairs. Answer questions 1-10 on the worksheet provided.


Friday, January 29 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, February 1 No School


Tuesday, February 2 Peer Respond to the Graphic Organizer and the circle graph diagram. Watch the Brainpop about Rome and answer the question.


Wednesday, February 3 Read pp. 286-293. Answer the questions from the worksheet. Write a play with at least three parts about the contributions from one of the emperors of Rome.


Thursday, February 4 Pick one of the emperors from pp. 286-293 and write a two page report about them.


Friday, February 5 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, February 8 Read pp. 47-60 in the Graphic Novel books. Watch the Spotlight Videos about Rome using www.glencoe.com. Finish the Brainpops amd questions over Rome.


Tuesday, February 9 Create a project on Smart Notebook with facts about Rome from the reading pp. 302-310. Include Galen, Nero, Ptolemy. If you do not have a computer or internet access, create a large poster with 20 facts and pictures about Rome from the reading pp. 302-310.


Wednesday, February 10 Draw a map of Rome using p. 263. Color and label all water bodies. Label major countries and cities.


Thursday, February 11 Read "A Wild Goose Chase" pp. 311-316. Journal #5 p. 316. Be sure to include the answers to all the questions on #5.


Friday, February 12 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, February 15 Read pp. 302-310. Complete the graphic organizer.


Tuesday, February 16 Read pp. 317-326. Answer #7 p. 326.


Wednesday, February 17 Review for test over Rome.


Thursday, February 18 Test over Early Rome.


Friday, February 19 Character Activity over Positive Attitude


Monday, February 22 Begin "The First Christians" . Read pp. 342-350. Create a foldable to organize information. Put a web with "Christian Beliefs" in the center and five circles describing them under the first flap.


Tuesday, February 23 Computer Lab activity. Using Microsoft Power Point create at least two pages with pictures, background and information from the reading of pp. 342-356.


Wednesday, February 24 Read "The Christian Church" pp. 351-356. Complete the organizer p. 351 under the flap for this section which will show the "Reasons For Growth of Christianity".


Thursday, February 25 Draw the map on p. 352. Label and color all waters.


Friday, February 26 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 1 Read pp. 351-356. Complete the question #3 on p. 356 about this section.


Tuesday, March 2 Write a parable of the Good Samartitan as if the events took place in the present day. Be sure to include modern town names and businesses.


Wednesday, March 3 Create five question that a reporter who lived at the same time as Constantine might have asked him about Christianity.


Thursday, March 4 Read pp. 358-364. The Spread of Christianity. Do #3 on p. 364. Watch the Spotlight Videos on www.glencoe.com about this chapter.


Friday, March 5 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 8 Review for the test over the Early Christians. Read pp. 342-356.


Tuesday, March 9 Computer Lab project.


Wednesday, March 10 Test over the Early Christians.


Thursday, March 11 Draw a map of Japan using p. 485. Read pp. 499-504, Life in Medieval Japan.


Friday, March 12 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 15 Read pp. 484-504 over Medieval Japan. Skim for important information. Create a large paplet using 12X18 white construction aper. Include Japanese religion, poems, plays, economy, and their society.


Tuesday, March 16 Do. #17 p. 506 and complete the Cause/Effect Graphic organizer. Finish working on large information pamphlets.


Wednesday, March 17 Fill out index cards for all highlighted terms and definitions on pp. 484-504. Watch the Spotlight videos over Chapter 14 by using www.glencoe.com. Present pamphlets.


Thursday, March 18 Character Word "Honesty" activity. Review for test over Feudal Japan pp. 484-504.


Friday, March 19 Open book test over Feudal Japan. Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, March 22 Read pp. 514-521. Go to www. mrdonn.org and look at the European Feudal Society. Read about Charlemagne. Journal (using the journal notebook) "Who was Charlemagne?


Tuesday, March 23 Read pp. 522-531 and complete the flower graphic organizer over the reading. Read pp. 532-533 and answer questions 1-3 on p. 533.


Wednesday, March 24 Read pp. 534-543 and complete the rain and cloud graphic organizer over the reading.


Thursday, March 25 Go to www.mrdonn.org and read about the Coat of Arms. Then read the worksheets about Knighthood wkst. pp. 373-375 and answer the list of questions from the worksheet about the European Feudal System.



Friday, March 26 Computer Lab activities. #1 Using www.mrdonn.org click on the create a Coat of Arms and make a coat of arms using your name. Print the Coat of Arms. #2 Then using Microsoft Word, write a For Sale advertisement for a medieval castle. Describe the castle's rooms and surrounding including the manor and its residents. Be sure to include a picture of the castle by using google to find a pciture of a castle. Print.


Monday, March 29 Spotlight Videos Over Chapter 15 using www.glencoe.com. Peer Respond to "Castle For Sale". Make sure to complete all three of the Graphic Organizers over this Chapter. The test is on Wednesday, March 31.


Tuesday, March 30 www.mrdonn.org read about the Bubonic Plague. www.brainpop.com for the video and questions about "Black Death". Review for the test.


Wednesday, March 31 Test over the "European Feudal Society".


Thursday, April 1 No School


Friday, April 2 No School


Monday, April 5 No School


Tuesday, April 6 Read Section One pp. 572-581. Answer questions 1-7 p. 581.


Wednesday, April 7 Read Section Two pp. 582-592. Answer question 1-7 p. 592.


Thursday, April 8 Using Microsoft Word, create an information scrapbook page or pages about all of the Early Americans. You may use pictures with captions. Make sure your page in filled with accurate information. It must be neat and have a nice layout with several pictures.


Friday, April 9 Read Section 3 pp. 593-600 and answer questions 1-7 p. 600. Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, April 12 Watch the two Brainpops about the Maya, "Chocolate" and "Maya Civilization" and take the quizes at the end. Journal what you have learned about the Maya. Make sure you are keeping all your journal writings in a notebook, dating each entry, and including at least five complete sentences on a new page each time.


Tuesday, April 13 Watch the Brainpop about "Aztec Civilization" and take the quiz. Journal the important facts about the Aztecs that you remember. Make sure you are keeping all your journal writings in a notebook, dating each entry, and including at least five complete sentences on a new page each time.


Wednesday, April 14 Watch in Brainpop about "Inca Civilization" and take the quiz. Journal a letter about what you know about the Inca civilization. Make sure you are keeping all your journal writings in a notebook, dating each entry, and including at least five complete sentences on a new page each time.


Thursday, April 15 Watch the "Spotlight Videos" using www.glencoe.com. Journal what you observed from all the Spotlight Videos from this chapter. Make sure you are keeping all your journal writings in a notebook, dating each entry, and including at least five complete sentences on a new page each time.


Friday, April 16 Current Events/Episodic Notes.


Monday, April 19 Quiz over the Early Americans.


Tuesday, April 20 MAP Testing


Wednesday, April 21 MAP Testing


Thursday, April 22 Character Word "Cooperation" activities.


Friday, April 23 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, April 26 Research pictures from the internet and use the information from the text only and prepare a document of your choice about the following people. Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, Marco Polo, Raphael, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Johannes Gutenberg, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Mary I, Catherine De' Medici, William Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Ignatius of Loyala, John Calvin, and Francesco Petrarch. You will need at least two sentences and a picture for each of the people from the Renaissance. You may use Microsoft Word to do the pictures and typing. Be creative!


Tuesday, April 27 MAP Testing


Wednesday, April 28 MAP Testing


Thursday, April 29 Read pp. 608-626 and do the worksheets pp. 267,268,334.


Friday, April 30 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, May 3 Watch five Brainpops from the Renaissance and do the questions that follow. Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Queen Elizabeth, and Christopher Columbus.


Tuesday, May 4 Finish working on your research over the Renaissance. Print and turn it in. Fill out the worksheet when you finish with a short sentence about each of the terms or people.


Wednesday, May 5 Read "A Midsummer Night's Dream" pp. 627-632. Read also pp. 633-641 and fill out worksheet p. 269.


Thursday, May 6 Read pp. 643-650 and do worksheet pp. 270-271. Make sure you finish all the worksheets and turn them in.


Friday, May 7 Current Events/Episodic Notes


Monday, May 10 Complete the Test Form B over the Renaissance and Reformation.


Tuesday, May 11 Begin the Time Line Research project. Use the scoring guide and the example to know what is expected. Take your time on this project. It should take a few days just to do the research. Make sure your information is accurate.


Wednesday, May 12 Time Line Research Project.


Thursday, May 13 Time Line Research Project.


Friday, May 14 Current Events/Episodic Notes. Remember you must have two complete pages by the end of the quarter. If you do more, it will be used for bonus.


Monday, May 17 This is the last day for the Time Line Research project.


Tuesday, May 18 Read the play "She's The Boss" Journal: Describe what your feelings would be if you were a queen in charge of a country ? Who or whom would you be afraid of? Please turn in your journal after this entry.


Wednesday, May 19 Answer questions 1-10 p. 652.


Thursday, May 20 Answer questions 11-16 p. 652.


Friday, May 21 Current Events/ Episodic Notes. This is the last day for the Current Events. Please send all they have completed. They need two pages for this quarter.


Monday, May 24  Review for the final over the Renaissance and Reformation. 


Tuesday,  May 25  Final over Renaissance and Reformation. 


Wednesday, May 26  Finish reading the play "She's The Boss". 


Thursday, May 27  Award Ceremony and Ballgame.  Last Day!  Have a great summer!



 


 


 





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