Monthly Archives: February 2014

Grade 6 – Agriculture and the Natives

February 24 to 28, 2014

Objective: to understand North American Resources and how they were used in the life of the Native Americans.

Use computers to review geographic knowledge.

Monday – Foraging, fishing, hunting and agriculture. Complete worksheet 107 on agricultural products.

The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Native Americans:

History of Native Americans 1/4:

On the computer review these:

On the computer practice this:

Wednesday – PM schedule

Thursday – Pacific Coast Indians

Totem Poles:

Friday – Assessment

February 28, 2014


Grade 6

  1. What is the highest mountain in North America?
  2. What is the longest river in North America?
  3. What part of the US gets more rain?
  4. How did the native people along the Pacific coast use their environment?
  5. How did the Plains Indians use the resources in their environment for food and shelter?
  6. What are 3 major mineral resources in North America?
  7. What are 3 major agricultural products in the USA?
  8. What states have desert regions?
  9. After Alaska, what region of the US has the coldest climate?
  10. Name 3 islands in North America.
  11. How does North America compare to the other continents in the amount of natural resources?
  12. What is the largest lake in North America?
  13. What city is colder in the winter, San Francisco, California or Minot, North Dakota? Why? Which is hotter in the summer?
  14. What state is Mount Rushmore in?
  15. Name two animals used on totem poles, what special meaning do they have?

Grade 7 – Asia Political

Cities and Capitals, we are learning about life in Asian cities and life in the capitol cities, using websites, videos, quizzes and a test.

Monday – Grade Asian Map Project. Know the capitals of South East Asia for Monday!

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Wednesday – PM schedule

Thursday – Capitals of East Asia Quiz

Friday – Quiz Capitals of Central Asia

Capitals of Asia Test on Monday, March 3, 2014.

Grade 8 – Decline and Fall of Rome

The objective this week is to understand and articulate the reasons for the decline and fall of Rome.

To check you knowledge we have a section assessment due on Thursday and a comprehensive Roman test on Friday.

Finish reading chapter 5 in Human Legacy by Friday.

We will use the text, videos, discussions, maps, homework and quizlet.

Homework Section 5 Assessment, page 178, 1 to 9, DUE THURSDAY

Monday – Wrap up Roman Religion,  page 172.The Decline, pages 175 to 177

Fall of The Roman Empire…in the 15th Century: Crash Course World History #12

Tuesday – The Fall, pages 177 to 178

Wednesday – PM Schedule.

Section 5 Assessment, page 178, 1 to 9, DUE

Thursday – Review. Chapter 5 Activities pages 180 to 183

Friday – TEST

Some things to study for the test: Greek/Roman Gods, Quizlet, worksheets, quizzes/tests, vocabulary, the textbook, your notes, web links.

Learn the word that each of these describes:

the city where the Roman lived; locate on the western coast of Italy


the country where Rome was; shaped like a boot!


river that flowed through Rome


the sea around which the Roman Empire flourished; the Roman called it Mare Nostrom- “our sea”


a large island at the southern tip of Italy; looks like the “football” that the “boot” of Italy is kicking


a country just to the east of Italy; Roman culture was influenced in many ways by Greek


one of the seven hills of Rome; where Romulus began Rome; later on, emperors built their large royal homes palaces on this hill


the tallest (but smallest in area) of the seven hills; overlooks the Forum; three major temples were on top; Jupiter’s, Juno’s, and Minerva’s.


a large rectangular area at the base of the Capitoline and Palatine hills which served as the business and political center of Rome.


the founder and first king of Rome


legendary date of the founding of Rome


powerful Roman general and political; later becalm dictator; NOT AN EMPEROR


date of Julius Caesar’s assassination by a group of senators who feared that he would become a tyrant


original name was Octavian; Julius Caesar’s grandnephew and heir; became the first emperor of Rome


a volcano in southern Italy that erupted in A.D. 79, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae, among other in a flow of volcanic ash, mud, and lava


Know the Roman Gods, write their Roman name, Greek name and areas of influence.

March 3 to 7, 2014

New Patterns of Civilization, 4000-1500/The World of Islam

The Rise of Islam page 191

Grade 6 – Landforms and Resorces

February 17 to 21, 2014

Monday – President’s Day Holiday! ~ Happy 282nd Birthday George!

Tuesday – Mountains of North America. Homework: Find the height, location (in feet and meters) and interesting facts about the mountain that was assigned to you.

Mount Rushmore:

Wednesday – Homework discussion on mountain heights and locations. Mountains worksheet.

Thursday – Products worksheet.

Formation of Fossil Fuels:

Friday – Mining in America.

Grade 7 – Asian Geography

February 17 to 21, 2014

Monday – President’s Day Holiday! ~ Happy 282nd Birthday George!

Tuesday – Quiz, largest countries of Asia. Asian Map Project presentations.

Countries of Asia by size:

Wednesday – Quiz, smallest countries of Asia. Asian Map Project presentations.

Thursday – Questionable Countries. Asian Map Project presentations.

How many countries are there?

Friday – Test, countries of Asia

Know the capitals of South East Asia for Monday!

Grade 8 – Roman Religion

February 17 to 21, 2014

Homework: Section 4 Assessment, page 174, 1 to 7, due Friday.

Monday – President’s Day Holiday! ~ Happy 282nd Birthday George!

Tuesday – School pictures. Ancient Roman Religion:

Wednesday -Horrible Histories, Roman Gods:

The Development of Christianity, Glencoe World History pages 169 and 170, Greco-Roman Gods and the Jews.

Civilization and the Jews:

Thursday – The Rise of Christianity, Glencoe World History pages 171 and 172.


Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11

Notes on the Rise of Christianity:

Friday – The Triumph of Christianity, Glencoe World History pages 173 and 174. Quiz on Roman Religion. Section 4 Assessment, page 174, 1 to 7, DUE !!!

Roman Architecture: