Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grade 6 – Native Americans

March 31, 2014 Written Reports due!

Monday – 6B Inuit, Camaches, and Cheynne. 6A – Massachusett and Crow.

April 1 to 4, 2014

Tuesday – 6B Achamawi, Yuki, and Ute. 6A Miami, Chickasaw, and Shoshone

Wednesday – 6B/Masschusetts, Seminoles, and Shawnee.

Student questions: 3 on the Native American group they researched, and 2 general questions about Native Americans. Computer Lab.

Thursday – Evaluate Native American Project/review

Friday – TEST on physical geography and native people.

Grade 7 – SE Asia/Australia

March 31, 2014, Written report due via email by 8 am.

Monday – People, Places, and Change, pages 690 to 693. Australia/Oceania political map.

Tuesday – The Geography of Asia and the Pacific:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-LFOkGfyZM

Computer Lab – Practice Asian geography for a test Friday.

http://yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/asia-puzzle.html

http://www.lizardpoint.com/geography/asia-quiz.php

Wednesday – Presentations on Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, and Brunei.

Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6

‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

Thursday – Review, evaluate Southeast Asia Project.

Friday – TEST on Asia

Grade 8 – Africa and Asia

March 31 to April 4, 2014

Monday – African Society and Culture. Glencoe World History, pages 235 to 241.

Thumbnail Watch Later Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

Review Early African Civilizations

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078799813/student_view0/unit2/chapter7/

Tuesday – Test on Early African Civilizations

Wednesday – The Asian World, Glencoe World History, pages 244 to 247.

Thursday – China Reunified, Glencoe World History, pages 247 to 252. Homework: Section 8-1 Assessment, page 252, due Friday.

Friday – The Mongols and China, Glencoe World History, pages 253 to 257. Homework: Section 8-2 Assessment, page 257, due Monday.

Have a Delightful Weekend!

General Announcements

MARKETING DISCOVERY SCHOOL:  The Marketing Committee has been very active in developing ways to market the school. We have brochures and colorful signs that will let the public know more about us. If you have a business or organization that would like to display either a sign or brochures, please contact Karla Soto, Marketing Coordinator, atdsmarketing@discoveryschool.edu.hn  and we will provide those to you. CHOIR MEETING – There will be a Choir meeting on Monday, March 31 at 3:15 p.m. in the school library. Important information will be discussed in this meeting. At least one parent for each student who is going to New York City must attend!

Grade 6

April 7 to 11, 2014

1492 to 1620

European contact with Native Americans

Objective: to identify the causes and effects of early colonization of North America

Assessments: Color map with Natives and Europeans, Cut and paste Columbian Exchange

Activities:

Computer Lab-

http://www.lizardpoint.com/geography/usa-rivers-quiz.php

http://www.lizardpoint.com/geography/usa-east-quiz.php

reading- People, Places, and Change page 210 to 218.

map work- shade in areas of Native American Nations and the first European settlements

Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners. Crash Course: World History #21

The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History

The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25

 

Resources:  People, Places, and Change page 210 to 218.

Computer Lab, Crash Course

 

 

Grade 7

April 7 to 11, 2014

SE Asia, Australia, and Oceana

 

 

Grade 6 – Native American Presentations/ Copan Trip

March 24 to 28, 2014

Monday – Native American Presentations/ People, Places, and Change pages 96 to 98.

6B Bay of Fundy   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmcMQU5AAg4

6A Iroqouis, Inuit

Tuesday – Native American Presentations

6B Cherokee, Yuki, Achumawi, Nez Perce, Cheyenne

6A Inuit, Seminole, and Pueblo

Wednesday – Copan Field Trip

Thursday – Copan Field Trip

Friday – Copan Field Trip

March 31, 2014 Written Reports due!

6B Inuit, Ute, Massachusetts, Shawnee, Camaches, Seminoles,

6A – Miami, Chickasaw, Massachusett, Crow, and Shoshone

Grade 8 – World Religions and Early African Civilizations

March 24 to 28, 2014

Monday – Return test. Discuss World Religions and the comparative religion project. Glencoe World History, pages 214 to 220.

Tuesday – The Development of Civilization in Africa. Glencoe World History, pages 220 to 226. Homework: Section 7-1 Assessment, page 226, 1 to 7, due Wednesday.

Wednesday – The Five Major Religions:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6dCxo7t_aE

Thursday – Kingdoms and States of Africa. Glencoe World History, pages 228 to 235. Homework: Section 7-2 Assessment, page 234, 1 to 7, due Thursday.

Friday – African Society and Culture. Glencoe World History, pages 235 to 241. Homework: Section 7-3 Assessment, page 234, 1 to 7, due Friday.

African Kingdoms:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zn8-LK4tf4   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCzUCObospc

Test on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

World Religions/comparative Religion Project

For this project you will compare two important religions. You may compare one of the five major religions to your personal life philosophy or you may pick two of the five and compare them to each other. You must present your information in two different ways. You may choose two of the following: Research Paper, Poster, Oral Presentation. You may earn up to 100 points for each type of presentation plus 20 points for your bibliography. 190 to 220 points will be needed to earn an A. 160 to 190 would be the B range, and 140 to 160 is the C range. Due April 7, 2014. Link to rubric: http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/115460447.png

 

Enjoy the Long Weekend!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
ART- A -THON : as part of the AP Literature and Composition class, Andrea Martinez and Victoria Glynn have organized an event called the “Art-A-Thon” to promote the Chronicles of Discovery Literary and Art Magazine. This coming Friday, March 28 they will have their third Art-A-Thon during the high school lunch. The following people will be participating:
Paulina Leal (poetry)
Jorge Atuan (poetry)
Andrea Martinez (poetry)
Daniela Leal (artwork)
Franklin Cano and Luis Fernando Lopez (beatboxing)
HEAD OF SCHOOL CANDIDATE – Dr. Jay Ketterer and his wife will be visiting the school on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. The agenda for his visits include the following activities. Please take note:
 
*Monday, March 24  Teachers’ Q&A                    3:15 to 4:30 p.m. (Library)
*Tuesday, March 25  Parents’ Q&A                      8:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Library)
*Tuesday, March 25  Lunch with Teachers        12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
*Tuesday, March 25  Student Assembly              2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Gym)
 
CAYOS COCHINOS COMMUNITY SERVICE: As part of TES, Trabajo Educativo Social, the 11th graders will be going to Cayos Cochinos the 5th – 9th of April to assist the community of Cayo Mayor. The Alfonso Lacayo Public School is in need of school materials, so the Junior class has decided to conduct a voluntary school supply drive. They would appreciate any and all donations but wish to ask the following classes that each student contribute with the following:
 
1st & 2nd grade – 2 sharpeners
3rd & 4th grade – 1 pack of 12 colored pencils
5th grade – 2 scissors
6th – 8th grade – 2 normal sized composition notebooks
9th grade – black, red, and blue pens (one of each)
10th grade – 1 pack of 12 pencils and 2 erasers
12th grade – 4 UHU sticks
 
CHOIR MEETING – There will be a Choir meeting on Monday, March 31 at 3:15 p.m. in the school library. Important information will be discussed in this meeting. At least one parent for each student who is going to New York City must attend!
 
CONCERT – The Discovery School Music Department is inviting you to a Piano and Singing Recital . Tickets available with Ms. Norma and Ms. Pamela.

Grade 6 – The 5 Themes of Geography

Monday – Research on Human-Environment Interaction and how your Native American tribe used their surroundings for food.

Tuesday – Research on Human-Environment Interaction and your Native American tribe.

Wednesday – Research on Human-Environment Interaction and your Native American tribe.

Thursday – Conferences

Friday – No School!

 

Grade 7 – Southeast Asia

March 17 to 21, 2014

Monday – Student presentations on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. People, Places, and Change, pages 616 to 619. Chapter 29, Section 1 Physical Geography.

Tuesday – Student presentation on Indonesia. People, Places, and Change, pages 620 to 623. Chapter 29, Section 2 History and Culture.

Wednesday – Student presentations on Vietnam and Singapore. People, Places, and Change, pages 624 to 632. Chapter 29, Section 2 Southeast Asia Today.

Thursday – Conferences

Friday – No School!