5th and 6th Grade Homwork

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Share some of your first impressions of life in modern Egypt.  (5/21)
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Tell someone about the international students you met this week and something you learned about their homelands. (5/18)

Tell someone at home about your AWESOME performance on the political map assessment today. (5/15)

Revisions to Informational Essay due Tuesday. (5/8)
Map Test Tuesday. Use the learning links to begin your quest to learn the political units of Southwest Asia. (5/8))

Label the political units of SW Asia in UPPER CASE letters. (5/1)

Essay comparing and contrasting the Amazon and Andes due April 25. Printed out. Double spaced, 12 pt. In folder with rubric, plan, and revision sheet. (4/13)

Your essay should be near completion today.  Self and peer review in class tomorrow.  Completed draft, assessment sheet and rubric due Tuesday, April 24. (4/11)


Prepare for the history and culture retake section of the Latin America Post Test on Friday for those who did not yet earn a secure. (4/9)

Work for 20 minutes on your essay using your planner as a guide. Show your post test to a grown-up at home. (4/9)

Finalize your central idea/claim/thesis statement for your comparison essay. (4/5)

Use your corrected  Latin America pre-test as a study guide for your post test on Thursday. (4/3)

Correct your Latin America pre-test by Monday in preparation for your post test on Thursday. (3/29)

Tell someone what life is like in the Amazon region of South America. (3/28)

Tell someone what life is like in the Andes region of South America. (3/21)

Show your parent(s) your map assessment results.  Use a different color pen to correct missed identification of places if your proficiency rating was basic or not yet proficient. (3/14)

South America Physical Map Assessment Monday. (3/9)

South America Political Map Assessment Tuesday. (2/27)

What South American physical feature would you like to visit? Why? (2/27)

What strategies will you use to remember the nations of Latin America? How many of the 13 South American countries can you name and locate? (2/26)

How can you be sure you won't miss out on the full history of an event? (2/15)

Finish your paragraph supporting your opinion on the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. (2/14)

Complete your plan for your opinion paragraph on the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. (2/13)

Complete your trade embargo summary sheet.  Provide sufficient details to the Why? and How? balloons.  (2/12)

What is your opinion of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba?  Can you find a great political cartoon that supports your view?  (2/6)

Review your notes regarding the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.  Why was it put in place? (2/5)

Can you speak Russian?  What do the words, glasnost and peristroika mean in English? (2/1)

Ask a grown-up what they remember about the Cold War and nuclear arms race. (1/30)

Share with someone at home about your "tour" of the Soviet Union. (1/24)

What are the upsides and downsides of capitalism and communism?

Have a conversation with someone at home about capitalist versus communist systems. (1/18) 

Correct your Factors Affecting Climate quiz using your journal notes. (1/16)

What is the difference between weather and climate? (1/12)

How prepared were you for today's quiz?  What did you do to ready yourself? What strategies helped you achieve success? (1/11)

Review the factors that affect climate. Short quiz on Thursday. (1/9)

Review the factors that affect climate.  Be ready to correctly identify each factor in your class generated illustrations. (1/8)

Review your notes about Puerto Rico. (1/3)

Complete the bumper sticker on Puerto Rico's political status that you began in class sometime before January 4. (12/20)

Review your notes on Puerto Rico's commonwealth status.  What is your current opinion regarding statehood?  Be ready to write and support you viewpoint.  (12/18)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Puerto Rico's commonwealth status? (12/12)

What can you tell about Puerto Rico from its name? (12/7)

Show a grown-up at home your achievement on the West Indies map assessment. (12/6)

Reflect on your readiness for today's map assessment.  Did you make use of the study strategies suggested? (12/5)

West Indies map assessment on December 5.  Use your point and say map, mental map practice, and the learning links to study.  (11/27)

How is your mental map of the West Indies improving? (11/17)

Complete your illustrations of island formation by tomorrow.(11/27)

Tell someone at home about the role the Gulf Stream plays in regulating climate. (11/22)

Tell someone over which line of latitude the sun shines directly overhead on our summer solstice.(11/21)

Tell someone at home what you learned about the West Indies through viewing the DVD clip and our note share. (11/20)

Review your notes, charts and map of the Columbian Exchange in preparation for tomorrow's short assessment. (11/15)

What foods on your table are a result of the Columbian Exchange? (11/14)

Be ready to share the unintended consequence of the spread of sugar cane cultivation. (11/13)

Give a grown-up at home a tour of your social studies journal.  Ask them to sign anywhere that they've seen your work. Due Monday (11/8)

What products on your dinner table were originally from the Eastern Hemisphere? (11/8)

If you haven't completed the Columbian Exchange chart, it is you option to do so before class. (11/7)

Review your journal notes and feedback on your visual to prepare for your short assessment tomorrow on the 4 main factors supporting Spanish conquest of the Americas.(11/6)

How do you think the Spanish ruled their American colonies once they had control of those former Aztec, Mayan and Inca lands? (11/2)

Come ready to complete your visual response to the following questions: How were the Spanish able to conquer so much of the Americas?  What strategies did they use? (11/1)

Complete your paragraph comparing and contrasting Pre-Columbian civilizations. (10/25)

Which of Mexico's states would you most like to visit? Why? Which presentation style did you find most effective? Why? (Thinking responses 10/24)
Correct all assessment items using your journal notes as a reference. Due tomorrow.  (10/23)

Use tonight to revisit Learning Targets that posed a challenge for you on the assessment you will finish Wednesday.  Lucky you: One more night to review. (10/17)

Complete review crossword puzzle by Monday. (10/12)
Use the study guide we reviewed in class to prepare for your assessment on contemporary life, society and challenges in Mexico on Monday 16. (10/11)

Use your journal as a study tool to prepare for the Oct. 12 assessment on life in contemporary Mexico including: border states, regions and the economy.
Review our new vocabulary: smog, slum, population density, urban. (9/27)

Complete the notes circle for Greater Mexico City.  Tell someone why the southern region has recently suffered from two major earthquakes. (9/26)

How is Central Mexico different from Southern or Northern Mexico?  How is it similar? (9/25)

Tell someone at home what subsistence farming is and in which region of Mexico it is largely practiced. (9/20)

Tell someone at home what maquiladoras are and where they can be found. (9/19)

Show your Mexican Map assessment to one of the grown-ups you live with and celebrate your learning. (9/18)

What are the 6 Mexican states that border the U.S.A.?  (9/14)

How many Americans can tell you the names of Mexico's states? (9/12)

Use your point and say map, learning links, and making mental maps to prepare for your Middle America map assessment on 9/14

Tell someone how the canal builders were able to raise large boats up and over the highlands of Panama.(9/6)

Color the 8 countries of Middle America 8 distinct colors. (9/5)

Tell someone about the mnemonic device you learned to remember the nations of Middle America. (8/31)

Tell someone why you took a pre-test today. (8/29)