5th and 6th Grade Homwork

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