Social Studies Homework

If students did not finish the written response in class, they must answer the question below for homework. (four sentences minimum)

“The Romans said that entire groups of people (the Gauls and the Huns) were evil, without really knowing anything about them. How is this similar or different to politics now?”

Week 4 (8/29-9/2)

ENGLISH

This week we will be reading Chapters 7 to 11 of The Giver.  We will be discussing the critical role of the Receiver of Memory, and the importance of strict laws in Jonas’ community.

The objectives for the week are as follows;

Monday

SWBAT identify the difference between and correctly use the three forms of “there.”
SWBAT write an objective summary of Chapter 6.

Tuesday

SWBAT analyze and describe Jonas’ internal narrative, during the Ceremony of 12.

Wednesday

SWBAT discuss and analyze the importance of the Receiver’ exemption from major laws.

Thursday

SWBAT discuss and analyze how the absence of memories affects members of the community in “The Giver.”

Friday

SWBAT  analyze how Lowry uses descriptive language in “The Giver.”
SWBAT connect the use of vivid memories with the theme of non-conformity in “The Giver.”

SOCIAL STUDIES

This week, we will be discussing the different factors that led to the collapse of the Roman Empire, and its split into East and West. On Tuesday, students will be using Achieve3000 to read and analyze an article on Roman expansion into Britain.  On Friday, students will take a quiz, which will be open-notes. Many of the questions will be short answer.

Monday

SWBAT identify and describe key contributions of the Roman empire in architecture and art.

Tuesday

SWBAT read, summarize, and analyze an assigned article on Roman expansion into Britain.

Wednesday

SWBAT describe reasons for Rome’s wars with the Gauls and the Huns and analyze the effects of Roman intolerance.

Thursday

SWBAT identify key factors that led to the decline of the Roman Empire and the split between East and West.

Friday

SWBAT complete a quiz, assessing their knowledge of Rome’s expansion, and then reflect on their performance and study skills.

Social Studies Homework – Pax Romana Travel Brochure

Over the weekend, students are required to visit the website below:

http://nsms6thgradesocialstudies.weebly.com/rome-becomes-an-empire.html

Students will create a travel brochure, inviting people to visit Rome, during the period of Roman Peace, the Pax Romana.  Directions for the assignment are available here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/190uEPFN3Ngk3sre86rga9_hsejkQOXIZGx60QrJJpaU/edit#slide=id.g16642448bc_0_58

The travel brochure is due Monday.

Week 3 (8/22-8/26)

ENGLISH

We will continue reading The Giver.  However, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, students will be testing. On Monday, we will be discussing how to write an effective argumentative paragraph.

The objectives for the week are as follows;

Monday

SWBAT create an argumentative paragraph with clear, supporting reasons for their argument.

Tuesday

Testing

Wednesday

Testing

Thursday

SWBAT compare and contrast Utopian and Dystopian societies in relation to The Giver.

Homework: Student will write a well-developed paragraph in which they answer the question “Why do you think Jonas was forced to take a pill to stop his feelings for Fiona?”

Friday

SWBAT analyze and describe the symbolic meaning of different rituals during the annual Ceremony.


SOCIAL STUDIES

This week, we will learn about how the Roman Empire transformed from a Republic into an Empire. Students will participate in a number of hands-on activities, including creating travel brochures for Ancient Rome, and solving the mystery of Caesar’s murder. On Friday, students will be introduced to Achieve 3000, which they will be using in both Social Studies and English.

Monday

SWBAT explain how the Punic Wars led to Rome’s expansion.

Tuesday

SWBAT explain how the Punic Wars led to Rome’s expansion. (Continued.)

Wednesday

SWBAT describe how civil war in Rome led to the rise of Julius Caesar.

Thursday

SWBAT explain how Augustus helped to rebuild Rome into an empire, and how this created Pax Romana.

Friday

SWBAT read, summarize, and analyze an assigned article on Roman expansion into Britain.

Week 2 (8/15-8/19)

ENGLISH

This week, class will begin reading The Giver.  On Monday, we will discuss the key elements of a story. On Tuesday, we will discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which connects to the main theme of The Giver. (We will discuss the novel’s key themes throughout the unit.) On Wednesday, we will begin reading the book in class. This week, we will read Chapters 1 to 3.

The objectives for the week are as follows;

Monday

SWBAT identify and provide examples of the five basic elements of a story.

Tuesday

SWBAT closely read and annotate an expository article about Maslow’s Hierarchy.

SWBAT identify and describe the five stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy.

Wednesday

SWBAT make reasoned inferences about character, plot, and setting in The Giver and support their inferences with textual evidence.

Homework: Write a paragraph answering the question “Jonas is forced to confess his feelings every morning.  Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea? Why?”

Thursday

SWBAT describe roles and responsibilities in Jonas’ community.

SWBAT logically argue whether  or not the Selection is a fair process.

Friday

SWBAT provide specific evidence to describe traits of the character Jonas.


SOCIAL STUDIES

This week, we begin our study of the Roman empire. We will be discussing Rome’s beginnings as a city state, ruled by a king, through to its early expansion into a massive republic.

Monday

SWBAT identify the geographical location of the Roman Empire and identify reasons why this location was chosen.

Tuesday

SWBAT identify some key Roman myths and analyze the purpose of those myths.

Wednesday

SWBAT describe life and values in the early Roman empire and compare/contrast it to their own.

Thursday

SWBAT describe multiple types of government and determine what that means for society.

Friday

SWBAT identify reasons for Rome’s expansion, and explain how these factors strengthened the Roman Empire.

Week 1 (8/10-8/12)

WEEK OF 8/10

Welcome back! During our first week, we will be going over procedures for the classroom and participating in a number of getting-to-know you and community building activities. In Social Studies, we will also be discussing and analyzing why we study World History. We will be introducing our first unit: Ancient Rome.