The supreme purpose of history is a better world.~ Herbert Hoover
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
-with a cover page
-legend(key) is provided to represent the various CA regions. You may want to include a map!
-regions are displayed and clearly labeled
-crops (at least one per month [not the same crop per month])
-have at least 12 crops
-description of the growing season
-additional information about the crop is given
-pictures that relate to the crop
-calendar is colored
crops grown - season - region - comments
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Product: Construct a T-chart- Click on this link for a T-Chart template you can print out and use.
Congress established under the Articles--foreign affairs, war, finance, and the post office. Choose 2 out of the 4 departments and determine one or two things the department could do under the Articles, and one or two it could not do. Present your findings drawing a T chart with the required information.
Monday, December 8, 2008
-Read the word list below. Write definition clues for some of the words on the word list. Then write answer to the clues. Here's an example:
It's what I'm really good at. Answer: forte
forte, audacity, authentic, exude, bizarre, exotic, tenacious, captivating, stately, visionary.
contended, conceited, staid, contentious, deceitful, impertinent, incapable. steadfast, receptive, obstinate.
indignant, condescending, impulsive, sullen, notorious, pretentious, immodest, timid, despicable, defensive.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Please make sure that you are reviewing lessons 1 and 2 on a daily basis. For lesson 3, you will need to review Muhammad's role in establishing and spreading the religion of Islam (lesson 2). As you begin reading the lesson, think about what Muhammad's followers might do after his death and whether Islam will continue to spread.
The key terms for lesson 3 are : caliph, council, Shiite, and Sunni.
-explain the origins of the caliphate, describe how the Muslim empire expanded under the first 4 caliphs, and describe the issues that divided the Islamic religion.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Use this link to download a template for your flow chart.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Map of the 50 US states: Please print this map out in the event that you have lost the one given in class.
Presidential Election Interactive Map
US house of Representatives
On the eve of an historic election, Kid Reporters recap life on the campaign trail from the primaries to Election Day. The panel of kids from across the U.S. answers questions submitted by a live audience of students and teachers.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
For lesson 1 you will need to think about the title of the lesson, "Desert Bloom-Caravan Cities," and see how "Blooms" is being used as a source of life and activity. As you read and complete your notes, think about:
-How cities thrived in AD 500 and how early Arabian cities developed.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This month’s Gateway to Art focused on students drawing facial features of a tiger in “close up,” inspired by Michael David Ward, by blending watercolors. Below are a few pictures from the 6th grade Gateway to Art class.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This week we will be focusing on the problems that existed between the colonies and England in the mid to late 1700's. As you copy the PPT, think about some of the causes for resentment in the thinking focus on page 54.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
As discussed in class, you will be creating a thematic map showing the cultural interaction between Persia, Rome, China, and India. Below are the directions you will need to create your thematic map. Please come prepare with questions tomorrow as you will have time to begin working on the map in class.
Due date: Friday 10-10-08
Product: Thematic map
Create a thematic map showing the cultural interaction between Persia, Rome, China, and India. You must draw symbols to represent goods, inventions, and ideas exchanged; lines to show important routes; and arrows to show the direction of movement.
**You may use the map on page 36-37 to help you draw the boundaries of each empire. However, you will need to draw your own trade routes and arrows to represent the exchange of ideas, goods, and inventions.
Thematic Map must:
1. Include symbols representing exchange of
2. Lines that show trade routes
3. arrows that show direction of movements
4. Use a variety of colors to identify the empire’s boundary and trade routes.
5. Include a legend that includes information for identifying the symbols, Empires, and trade routes.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
-Map must include various colors that correlate with your legend. Therefore, your legend
needs to have colors/symbols that represent regions, soil, crops grown, and amount/kind of labor in each region.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Next fill out the Imagery Chart and the Figurative Language Chart. In Lesson 9 you will use the information from the charts to help you write a descriptive passage.
1- choose an animal and print out the information about your animal. Bring the print out to class tomorrow.
2- Choose a meeting ground. (will it be scary, humorous, or a blessing encounter)
3- Create 2 charts
b. Figurative chart
Monday, September 22, 2008
Here are the spelling words for this week. As you correct your spelling words, see if there are any similar errors and discuss a memory trick with your parents that could help you with the words.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
- Your DRAWN map should be
- distorted (not accurate)
- annotated with at least a paragraph (6-10 sentences) explaining your drawing.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here is the code for the video we watched in class today. Use the video to help you write your letter 50 years from now.
Copy and paste this code into the student center page: T7897-5A93
Click here to direct you to the student center page.
Objective: To understand the importance of the feeling of unity and events that
Took place on 9/11
Product: letter to a teenager 50 years from now.
Procedure: Write a letter describing the events of September 11 to a teenager
fifty years from now (2057). The letter should describe:
-Your personal reaction to the events:
-where you were on September 11, 2001
-how you heard about the attacks
-how you felt after it happened
-Your compassion/demonstration of heroism for the victims
-you may use information from the video for this section.
-Your hope for the future
-what you hope the long term response will be from
- International leaders
Here is the code for the videos we watched in class today. Use the videos to help you answer the post-viewing responses handed out in class.
Copy and paste this code into the student center page: T789A-4B4C
Click here to direct you to the student center page.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome all new and returning families back to St Jerome for the 2008-2009 school year. As with each new school year, so many new adventures and opportunities lie ahead. I wish all the students great joy and success as they embark on a new school year.