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Monday: Students will use documents to strengthen their understanding of European colonization in Australia. Tuesday: Students will complete the "Australia Benchmark" on USA test prep. Code: DAPEWECAPE Wednesday: Students will learn about Australia's government and economic systems. Thursday: Students will complete an Australia webquest. Friday: Students will view a documentary... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Students and Families, We will take the Social Studies milestones next Tuesday, April 19th. In preparation, please continue working on USA test prep. In addition, review the study guide from earlier this week (see previous post). You should also work on the milestones work book and dictionary distributed this week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday and Tuesday: Students are working in the collaboration room to prepare for the science and social studies milestones. They will be working on the study guides below. I have also included an answer key to check work. Download 6thcrctsocialstudiesstudyguide Download Study_guide_word_bank Download 6thsocialstudiesstudyguide___key Wednesday-Friday: Milestones begin for ELA and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students will learn about the governments of Latin America. Tuesday: Students will learn about the economic systems of Latin America. Wednesday: Students will complete a reading and answer questions about Australia. Thursday: Students will work in the computer lab to answer questions relating to Australia. Friday: Students will finish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today we will work in the computer lab to prepare for tomorrow's quiz on Latin American history. Students: Please click the link below to download the powerpoint for use during Monday's class. Download Latin American History Quiz Review Tuesday: Today we will take a quiz on Latin America's history.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today students will take notes and complete a mapping activity relating to the Latin American independence movements. Tuesday: Today students will learn about the Cuban Revolutions and analyze its positive and negative effects. Wednesday: Today we will work in the computer lab to complete USA test prep activities in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today we will review for tomorrow's unit test in Latin America. Tuesday: Today students will take on test on the geography of Latin America. Wednesday: Today students will learn about the Aztec and Inca empires and the the arrival of the Europeans. Thursday: Today students will learn about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students will begin a study of environmental concerns in Latin America with a focus on air pollution in Mexico City. Tuesday: We will continue our discussion of environmental concerns in Latin America with a focus on the destruction of the Rainforest in Brazil and oil related pollution in Venezuela.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today we will review classroom expectations and our progress in the Latin America Unit. Students will analyze maps to draw conclusions about Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba. Tuesday: Today students will take notes on Mexico and Venezuela and make comparisons between the two countries. Wednesday: Today students will take... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today students will work on labeling key geographic features of Latin America on a map. Tuesday: Today students will learn more about Latin's America's physical features by completing a reading. Wednesday: Today students will gain additional mapping practice and use their knowledge to plan a trip across Latin America.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Download Test Study Guide Monday: Today we covered the basics of Canadian economics. We also previewed early Canadian history. *Homework: begin preparing for Friday's Canada unit test. Tuesday: Today we will begin our study of Canadian history starting with the Native population and early European contact. *Homework: begin preparing for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Download Almost there study guide Monday: Students will complete a "read and respond" activity to develop their understanding of Canadian government. Tuesday: Students will complete a webquest comparing the Governments of Canada and the United States. http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/SenatorEugeneForsey/inside_view/canada_usa-e.html Wednesday: Today will be a "grade spa day" and give students the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: NO SCHOOL Tuesday: Today students will continue their study of Canadian geography. They will complete a graphic organizer and view a video clip to better visualize Canada's geographic features. For homework, students should begin studying for Thursday's geography quiz. A study guide is attached. Wednesday: Today students will study... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today students will review for tomorrow's unit test (postponed). Tuesday: Today students will take a unit test on Europe's economy (please see last week's blog post for the study guide). Wednesday: Today students will take the Semester 2 Milestone Marker. Thursday: Today students will begin their study of Canada... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable winter break. Tuesday: Today we will continue with our study of economics. We will begin with a review of material covered before break and continue on to discuss the major types of economic systems. Wednesday: Today we will study trade,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students began their comparison of European governments with a study of the democratic parliamentary system in Great Britain. Tuesday: Students will learn about Germany's government through a PowerPoint presentation, reading, and analysis questions. Wednesday: Students will learn about Russia's government through a PowerPoint presentation, reading, and analysis questions. Thursday:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students were introduced to a classroom management system, Class Dojo. Parents, please look out for an invitation. In addition, we will consider the purpose and definition of government. Tuesday: Students will study three types of government system: unitary, confederation, and republican. Wednesday: Students will develop an understanding of three... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students will learn about the Cold War. Tuesday: Students study the development of global superpowers. Wednesday: Students will develop an understanding of the fall of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany. Thursday: Students will prepare for tomorrow's test. Friday: Students will take a test based on last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Students will review information relating to the Russian Revolution, Treaty of Versailles as causes of uncertainty and instability in Europe following WWI. Tuesday: Students will read an essay, story, and answer questions relating to worldwide economic depression. Wednesday: Students will review 5th grade learning relating to the rise of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Conference Week Reminder: Students will be dismissed at 2:15 this week for conferences. Monday: Today we will go over the WWI background reading and questions discussed on Friday. Students will begin organizing the key causes of WWI resulting from the treaty of Versailles. Tuesday: Students will analyze documents to study... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today students took the test for Part 1 of our European history unit. Tuesday: Today we will discuss the Russian Revolution. Students will watch a video clip, complete a reading, and formulate hypotheses to solve the mysteries of the Russian Revolution. Wednesday: Today students will have the opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today we will reflect on Friday's mapping activity. We will then review key points relating to our study of the Age of Exploration in preparation for a mid-unit quiz tomorrow. Students should review today's notes in preparation for the quiz tomorrow. Tuesday: Today we will take a mid-unit assessment... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
Monday: Today we will review class expectations and the Europe geography test. Students were given a test reflection packet as an opportunity to earn back points, it is due on Friday. Tuesday: Today we will finish going over the Europe geography test. We will then work in groups to study... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Kathryn Sheftman
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