5th and 6th Grade Homwork

5/6 Grades​ 
Current assignments above line.  Running list below. 
11/19 Review your notes and formative assessment to prepare to show what you know about timelines and dating systems. Assessment Tuesday.

11/7 Tell someone how the ancient Greeks influence your daily speech.

10/9 Fully revised essays with original drafts/feedback/outline due Thursday.  Review the assessment on dating systems which you will perform on Friday.

10/4 Tell someone about the different dating systems in use today.  How are the Christian and secular calendars similar?  Different?

10/1 Use the feedback to improve your essay. Revised essay and entire packet due Friday.

9/30 Tell someone at home how agriculture dramatically changed the lives of early people.

9/26 Come ready to complete your comparison/contrast summary about Stone Age people.

9/20 Tell someone about the process of turning a stalk of dog-bane into cordage. What does this activity help you to understand about life during the Stone Age?

9/19 Tell someone about life in the Stone Age. How did the Neanderthal lifestyle differ from that of Neolithic Europe?  With which group would you prefer to spend a day? Why?

Fifth Grade: Show someone your growing knowledge of European geography.


Fifth Grade: Tell someone about the wealth of resources available at the Historical Society.  Consider participated in the historical walk this Saturday at 11. Meet at the town green.

9/5 Tell someone the difference between a fossil and an artifact. 


9/1 Tell someone at home some of the time periods we'll be "visiting" this term.


END 2018-2019
6/19 Look. Notice. Think. Wonder.  Consider keeping a notebook of thoughts, questions and sketches this summer.

5/30 Political Map of Europe Assessment June 5. You know how to meet this target. Take action every day.

5/28 Use the checklist to guide your success as you complete your European country clues by Thursday.

5/20  Use your journal maps, learning links and point-ans-say map to prepare for Friday's political map assessment: identifying the countries of Europe and the major peninsulas.

5/17 Share some of your new knowledge about the geography of Europe.  Where can one find cork trees?  24 hours of daylight in June? Arid grasslands called steppes?

5/14 Finish labeling the countries (in all capital letters) on the 6 peninsulas of Europe we have been studying.

5/10 Country clues due in final printed form by Tuesday.  Use the checklist to guide your success. Turn in self-assessment and clues in your project folder.  

5/9 Tell someone at home about your time with the international students from IMS this morning.

5/8 Complete the research for your European Clues project by Friday AM.  Use the questions on the checklist.

4/30 Physical map assessment moved to Monday to accommodate SBAC testing.  Cards due tomorrow.

4/29 Physical map assessment Friday.  Use your point and say maps, learning links, etc to study.  Complete your high quality geographic terms cards by Wednesday.

4/26 Revise physical maps and Europe journal entries as needed by Monday. Do you have titles?

4/25 Complete physical maps due Friday 26

4/23 Essay revisions are due with your entire folder (planner, first print with feedback, etc) on Tuesday, April 30

4/21 Come with your project folder in hand if you are one of the few who have it in your possession. Essay revision work in class tomorrow.

4/11 Get a jump start on European geography by playing some of the physical geography games on the learning links.

4/4 Political map assessment beginning Monday: the 55 countries of Africa. 

4/1 Use the learning links to practice naming the nations of Africa

3/29 We've spent a week of class planning and writing your essay. Your best version is due Wednesday. Print your essay.(Double spaced. 11 or 12 pt font, name typed under your title) Mark the rubric where you think your writing falls). Organize your planning papers/outline, rubric and essay in your folder.

3/28 What progress are you making on your essay? Our goal is completion of a good draft by the end of class tomorrow.

3/25 Review your ideas for your essay on imperialism.  What would make a good thesis statement?  What will your main points be? 

3/20 Enjoy the first day of Spring. Get outside. Look for signs of Spring.

3/18 Write a brief summary of today's simulation. Then explain how the activity deepened your understanding of the impact European imperialism had for Africa.

3/8 What ideas, events and desires supported European imperialistic policies?  What consequences might these practices have had on Africa?

2/28 Journal revisions due tomorrow.

2/27 What impact would the slave trade have on villages like Kunta Kinte's?  How would the slave trade impacted Africa?

2/26 Would you want to visit Kunta Kinte's village?  What aspects of Mandinka culture appeal to you?

2/15 What patterns emerge across the ancient African kingdoms?

2/5 Explain to someone why it's the year 2019, and the difference between the Christian and secular calendar.

2/4 What role did the Nile River play in the development of ancient Egypt?

1/31 Egypt starts the presentations tomorrow.  Be ready everyone.

1/29 Come ready to put the final touches on your presentation.  Might you have any items at home that could aid your visuals?

1/28 Come ready to meet Louisa and make her feel welcome.

1/25 How old is Africa?  How is your understanding of African history growing?

1/23 No one is actually white or black, red or yellow?  What is the color of your skin?

1/18 Is it true that we are all Africans?

1/17 How are your images of Africa changing as you learn more about the continent?  Create a visual that reflects your current images of Africa. Due Wednesday.

 1/14 What question and answer did you find most interesting in today's preliminary round of the Geo Bee?

1/10 Tell someone at home something you learned about life in Zanzibar.

1/7 Come prepared to revise your journal and use feedback to improve one of your paragraphs.

12/12/18  Physical Map assessment Wednesday.  Use your point-and-say map, mental maps, and the learning links for Africa to master the physical features of Africa

12/11  Use the word bank and an atlas to complete the physical map of Africa. 

12/10 Have you taught anyone the Funga Alafia song?

12/7  How is your mental map of Africa progressing?

12/5 Create a visual showing the major habitats of Africa.  The visual should show the relative size of each habitat as well as the type of flora and fauna, and human activity that could be found in each.

12/4  Tell someone about your impressions of life in Ghana.

11/30  Tell someone how truth is like a baobab tree.

11/29 What power does language have? What is bias? How might media impact our thinking? 

11/28 Ask yourself: How are my images of Africa shifting? What sources of information are most reliable? Least?

11/19 Tell someone at home about our trade simulation.

11/14 Collect and/or record 10 "Made In ____" labels. Respond to the four question. Due Friday

11/13 Complete your brief written summary on how to use a map scale to measure distances on a map or globe.  Then read it aloud to a grown-up at home.  Are your instructions clear? 

11/8 Where is your stuff made? How far does it travel?  Why is it made there?

11/6  
What map projection would you recommend that teachers purchase for their classroom? What makes this particular projection the best for promoting geographic literacy? REVISED paragraph due Monday.

11/2 Tell someone about the variety of map projections you analyzed today.  Which would be the best for a large classroom map?

10/25 Show someone at home how to use an alphanumeric and/or latitude and longitude grid to find a location.

10/16 Use the study tips pasted in your assignment notebook to prepare for Friday's assessment on the seasons. Bring your BLANK assessment back to class on Friday.

10/12 Explain to a grown up how the tilt of the earth and its orbit around the sun create the seasons.  Ask him/her to sign your paper globe model as evidence of your explanation.

10/10 Tell someone at home how the movement of the earth in relation to the sun makes night and day and the seasons.  Can you use the terms axis, rotation, tilt, orbit and revolution accurately?

10/3 Review your assessment responses and feedback.  If you demonstrated basic proficiency, what concepts challenged your understanding?  What next steps will you make progress and when will you demonstrate this? What learning targets have you already met?  Write Ms. Lake a short note describing your plan.   ALL STUDENTS SHOULD RETURN ASSESSMENTS. Due Thursday

10/1  Make a list of all the study strategies and learning tools you can use to master challenging material. 

9/25 Use the World Geography Basics blank assessment and your journal notes as your study guides to success for this Friday's summative assessment. Remember to BRING THE BLANK ASSESSMENT BACK TO SCHOOL on Friday to complete in class.

9/20 Complete the climate and latitude review questions glued in your journal.

9/18 Illustrate the earth's flora, fauna and human activities for each the earth's three major latitudinal climate zones.

9/13 Hemispheres Review. Read the short paragraph. Color code the 4 hemispheres. Then answer the 4 questions. 

​9/7 Share your continents and oceans assessment performance with an adult at home.  If needed, use the study guide to ready yourself to complete the assessment correctly on Tuesday.