Monthly Archives: April 2015

Grade 6 – Westward Movement

The week of April 27 to May 1, 2015. Monday – Lewis and Clark Weblinks to practice: US States:

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html US Features:

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html 50 States:

http://www.addictinggames.com/puzzle-games/50states.jsp

Westward Expansion:  http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u5/

Westward Expansion Map and Questions:  http://www.ballard-tighe.com/eaweb/interactiveonline/activities/ea5_3.swf

Objectives Students will:

 remember and understand the purpose of the Louisiana Purchase and recognize the long-term impact on the United States.

 identify accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 identify discoveries that were made during the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Tuesday – Computer Lab, see weblinks above (6A, period 3) 6A  in classroom

Draw a red line around the area that was inclded in the Louisiana Purchase. Highlight and label the Mississppi, Ohio, Missouri, Snake, and Colombia rivers in blue. Highlight and label the Rocky and Cascade mountains in yellow. Put a star and label Washington, D.C. Mark the starting point of the expedition and label it St. Louis. Mark the spots were they spent the winters, Fort Mandan and Fort Clatsap, and label them. In what is now the state of South Dakota, write write “SIOUX” Write Shoshone in southern Idaho. Links: http://mrnussbaum.com/lewis-clark/interactive/ http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/ Review: American Revolution, Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, physical features and political geography. Answer the Study questions below: What happened on July 4, 1776? The US Constitution explains the parts or braches of government, what are they? What did Thomas Jefferson buy in 1803? Who were Lewis and Clark? Know and be able to indentify the physical features:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html Know and be able to write all the states east of the Mississippi River:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

Wednesday – Review: American Revolution, Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, physical features and political geography. Early Dismissal 11:45 a.m. (A.M. Schedule)

Thursday – Test, American Revolution, Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, physical features and political geography.

Friday – May Day, Honduran Workers Holiday. No school.

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Grade 7 – South East Asia

The week of April 27 to May 1, 2015.

Monday – South East Asia, People, Places, and Change, pages 616 to 624.

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Practice with these sites:

Asian Map Puzzle:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/asia-puzzle.html

Asian Islands:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/islands-puzzle.html

Asia Physical Features:  http://lizardpoint.com/geography/asia-physical-quiz.php

East Asia:  http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=east-asia-physical-map-quiz

Wednesday – South East Asia

Early Dismissal 11:45 a.m. (A.M. Schedule)

Thursday – Test

Practice these links to prepare for the test!

Asian Map Puzzle:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/asia-puzzle.html

Asian Islands:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/islands-puzzle.html

Asia Physical Features:  http://lizardpoint.com/geography/asia-physical-quiz.php

East Asia:  http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=east-asia-physical-map-quiz

Friday – May Day, Honduran Workers Holiday. No school.

Grade 8 – East Asia in the Middle Ages

The week of April 27 to May 1, 2015.

Monday – Computer Lab, Asian Geography

Tuesday – Computer Lab, Asian Religions

Make a Graphic organizer with 5 major religions or life philosophies

How was each started? Who was the founder? What are the main beliefs? What are important traditions and rituals? What are the holidays?

Wednesday – Review

Early Dismissal 11:45 a.m. (A.M. Schedule)

Thursday – Test

Friday – May Day, Honduran Workers Holiday

  1. According to the map above, was Tibet part of China or part of a Chinese cultural region outside of China?
  2. Was Vietnam controlled by China?
  3. What is the name of the sea between Korea and Japan?
  4. Was Taiwan part of China or part of a Chinese cultural region outside of China?
  5. What was the Grand Canal and who built it?
  6. What 2 major rivers did the Grand Canal connect?
  7. Name 2 cities on the silk route.
  8. Who invaded China from the north?
  9. In 1274 and 1281 was the Mongol invasion of Japan successful? Why or why not.
  10. What is the main island of Japan?

THIS IS SPANISH WEEK!

THIS IS SPANISH WEEK! –To commemorate the Day of the Spanish Language (April 23) the Spanish and Spanish Social Studies have planned several activities with our students. Some of them are as follows:

*Inauguration Assembly– Monday, April 20 at 8:00 a.m. in the gym (Early Childhood and Elementary students in charge)

*Closing Assembly – Thursday, April 23 at 2:07 p.m. in the gym (Secondary students in charge)

*Classroom Activities related to the language, literature and music: April 20-22

*Rapid Search and Spelling competitions in the Elementary

Grade 6 – The US gets organized.

Weblinks to practice on:

US States:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

US Features:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html

NEW!!! 50 States:  http://www.addictinggames.com/puzzle-games/50states.jsp

Monday – The US Constitution

The Preamble:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHp7sMqPL0g

Tuesday – The Bill of Rights

Wednesday – 1800, who is the president?

Where did US Politics come from?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r161cLYzuDI&index=9&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s

Thursday – Louisiana Purchase, Westward Expansion

Thomas Jefferson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Ox6vGteek&feature=iv&src_vid=r161cLYzuDI&annotation_id=annotation_371131

Time Warp Trio: Lewis & Clark:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OMiXEWm2pA

Friday – How many states?

Period 6 Computer Lab (Period 3 will go to the Computer Lab on Tuesday)

Weblinks to practice on:

US States:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

US Features:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html

NEW!!! 50 States:  http://www.addictinggames.com/puzzle-games/50states.jsp

Westward Expansion:  http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u5/

Westward Expansion Map and Questions:  http://www.ballard-tighe.com/eaweb/interactiveonline/activities/ea5_3.swf

Grade 7 – East Asia

The week of April 20 to 24, 2015

Monday – Spanish Language Assembly

Tuesday – Test

Wednesday – Korea

Thursday – Japan

Crash Course Japan 227:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZEoOJ-cxE

Friday – Computer Lab, practice with these sites:

Asian Map Puzzle:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/asia-puzzle.html

Asian Islands:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/islands-puzzle.html

Asia Physical Features:  http://lizardpoint.com/geography/asia-physical-quiz.php

East Asia:  http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=east-asia-physical-map-quiz

Study Guide for Monday/Tuesday test:

What is Mongolia’s geographic challenge?

What is China’s geographic challenge?

When and why was the Great Wall of China built?

How many clay figures were found at Xi’an?

Macao is a city in on the coast of China that was controlled by what European country for over 400 years?

What is the name of the former British colony in southern China?

The Republic of China was established in 1912, what kind of government did it replace?

What happened on October 1, 1949?

What was the Cultural Revolution?

What is the world’s most populous country?

What is multiple cropping?

What is a command economy?

What happened on June 4, 1989?

Explain why China is important to you.

Grade 8 – East Asia

The week of April 20 to 24, 2015

Monday – Test on Early African Civilizations

Tuesday – China Reunified, Glencoe World History pages 247 to 252.

HOMEWORK: Chapter 8, Section 1 Assessment, page 252, numbers 1 to 7. DUE Thursday!

Wednesday – The Mongols and China, Glencoe World History pages 253 to 257.

HOMEWORK: Chapter 8, Section 2 Assessment, page 257, numbers 1 to 7. DUE Friday!

Wait for it… The Mongols:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szxPar0BcMo&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&index=17

Thursday – HOMEWORK DUE: Chapter 8, Section 1 Assessment, page 252, numbers 1 to 7.

Japan and Korea, Glencoe World History pages 263 to 267.

Janpan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash COurse World History 227:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZEoOJ-cxE

Samuari, Daimyo, Mathew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nosq94oCl_M

Friday – HOMEWORK DUE: Chapter 8, Section 2 Assessment, page 257, numbers 1 to 7.

Computer Lab: http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078799813/student_view0/unit2/chapter7/self-check_quizzes.html

TEST on Monday, April 20, 2015

Study the maps, crossword puzzle, and do the self-check quiz!

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078799813/student_view0/unit2/chapter7/self-check_quizzes.html

Map Quiz Ancient Africa:  http://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/~cwalton/mapquizafrica.htm

Monday – Test on Africa

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GO GREEN MONTH

GO GREEN MONTH:  students are encouraged to wear green each Friday this month.

DISCOVERY’S HELPING HANDS – The community service club led by Mrs. Agurcia, will be selling minutas (snow cones) Friday during lunch and after school to raise funds for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a children’s home. Each minuta will cost L. 15 and there will be a variety of flavors to choose from. Please help us support this wonderful organization!

Grade 6 –

The week of April 13 to 17, 2015

Monday – Territorial Expansion overview. Color Territorial Expansion Map.

Historical Expansion of the US:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJJGkIWpH0

Tuesday – Library

Weblinks to practice on:

US States:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

US Features:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html

NEW!!! 50 States:  http://www.addictinggames.com/puzzle-games/50states.jsp

Wednesday – Ideas that matter.

Thursday – Library Sturbridge Village

Friday – Life in early America.

Grade 7 – East Asia

The week of April 13 to 17, 2015

Monday – The history and culture of China

Tuesday – Modern China

Wednesday – Mongolia

Mongolia’s Geographic Challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi6pmdOYGXk

China’s Geographic Challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8uWoBtCkg8

Crash Course Mongolia:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szxPar0BcMo

Thursday – Pop Quiz/Taiwan/Review

Mongolia Pop Quiz, April 16, 2015

  1. Who was the greatest Mongolian leader?
  2. How many descendents does he have?
  3. How many of them have birthday’s today?
  4. It was said that the during the Mongolian Empire you could place a gold pan on your head and do what with it?
  5. How did the Mongolians choose a leader?

Friday – Formosa, to be a child in Formosa

Taiwan:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eufiu-irFqc

Monday – Test on China, Mongolia, and Taiwan

Study Guide for Monday’s test:

What is Mongolia’s geographic challenge?

What is China’s geographic challenge?

When and why was the Great Wall of China built?

How many clay figures were found at Xi’an?

Macao is a city in on the coast of China that was controlled by what European country for over 400 years?

What is the name of the former British colony in southern China?

The Republic of China was established in 1912, what kind of government did it replace?

What happened on October 1, 1949?

What was the Cultural Revolution?

What is the world’s most populous country?

What is multiple cropping?

What is a command economy?

What happened on June 4, 1989?

Explain why China is important to you.