Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grade 6 ~ World Geography, September 2 to 7, 2013.

We will be painting the globes blue this week and studying the main features we want to put on the globe.


Grade 7 ~ Tropical Rainforest Questions

August 30, 2013. Rain Forest Questions.

  1. 1.  What was your favorite animal in the rainforest video and why.
  2. 2.  What are the 5 largest rainforests in the world?
  3. 3.  What is happening to the rainforests and why?
  4. 4.  What is being done to preserve the rainforest?
  5. 5.  What type of soil is in the rainforest?
  6. 6.  Draw by hand a map of Africa showing the farthest points and major features of Africa, include the Prime Meridian and Equator.

Rainforest Questions: Due Monday, September 2, 2013.

(If you have not already turned them in.)

Grade 8 ~ Early Civilizations, September 2 to 7, 2013

Monday, POP QUIZ on Fertile Crescent song:


  1. 1.                        Sargon-Akkadians
  2. 2.                        Nebuchadnezzar-Chaldeans
  3. 3.                        Abraham-Hebrews/Jews
  4. 4.                        Sumerians-cuneiform or city-states
  5. 5.                        Code of Hammurabi
  6. 6.                        Lydians made cents
  7. 7.                        Phoenicians made purple cloth
  8. 8.                        Sargon smells bad
  9. 9.                        Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  10. 10.                     Moses and the 10 Commandments

Tuesday, September 3, page 43 homework is due.

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ancient Egypt:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4

Friday, LIBRARY – Ancient Egypt with National Geographic

Grade 8 ~ Homework Due September 3, 2013

Glencoe World History, read pages 34 to 43 and answer the questions on page 43.

1. Define city-sate, ziggurat, theocracy, empire, patriarchal, polytheistic, cuneiform

2. Identify Sumerians, Akkadians, Sargon, Hammurabi, Code of Hammurabi, The Epic of Gilgamesh.

3. Draw a Map and Locate Tigris River, Euphrates River, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, Uruk, Babylon.

4. Explain what the Mesopotamians believed was the relationship between gods and mortals.

5. List the three general areas of Mesopotamia.

6. Explain Which type of government, separate city-states or an empire, would have been most advantageous to the people living in Mesopotamia?

7. Organizing Information Create a chart showing the achievements made by the Sumerians and list the effects on our lives today.

8. Examine the photograph of the Royal Standard on page 40 of your text. What facts about Mesopotamian life can you identify by studying the picture? How does the box reflect the values of the Sumerian civilization?

9. Writing Explain why Hammurabi’s code was a significant development. Write a law code for your community and explain how and why it is different and similar to Hammurabi’s.


Grade 7 ~ Jungles and Geography, August 26 to 30, 2013.

This week we are learning about jungles and world geography. We will be in the library most of this week and will have a quiz on the World Features on Friday. Can you do it in 2 minutes and 22 seconds? Practice World Features here:

Geography Of Africa

Watch to review the major features of Africa!

Grade 8 ~ TEST, Friday, August 30, 2013

Prepare yourself for a test this Friday, August 30, on Early Man. Expect questions from our discussions, field trip, videos, maps, and reading in Glenco World History, pages 1 to 34.



When you finish the homework, email it to me at:


When you finish the homework, email it to me at:

Homework is due on Thursday!