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Mr. Vogelsberg Newsletter and Homework 1/21-1/24

Posted on January 6, 2020

I hope everyone enjoyed the nice, long weekend!

Catholic School’s week begins on Sunday, January 26th.  The school will be hosting a Science Fair and school tours beginning after the 9:30 am Mass.  Please come by to see all the hard work our students have put into their science experiments!

What the classes will be learning this week:

5th – Continuing our unit on The Age of Exploration and Explorers.  This week we will be talking about the different reasons WHY someone would want to colonize the New World.  Some reasons include Missions, and conquest.  We will be finishing this unit this week – unit test scheduled for Tuesday 1/28.

6th – Continuing our unit on Ancient China.  This week we will be discussing the causes and effects of the Great Wall of China, and the legacy that it has left behind.  We will be finishing this unit this week – unit test scheduled for Tuesday 1/28.

7th Social Studies – Beginning our unit on Post – Revolution United States.  This week we will be looking into the challenges that our young country had to overcome if it was going to survive.

7th Writing – Continuing our unit on Historical Fiction Writing.  Last week the students committed to writing about a specific period in American history.  This week, students will be creating their initial rough drafts to be reviewed and edited.  Students should consider: the plot, characters, and setting of the story.

7th Religion – Continuing our unit on Chapters 9 and 10.  We will be reviewing both chapters this week, unit test scheduled for Tuesday – 1/28.

8th – Beginning our unit on the Progressive Era.  This week we will look into the events that led to the United States becoming the world power that it is today.  Particularly the countries that we looked toward to increase our resources and land.

Reminder – 8th Immigrant interview papers are due Monday – February 3rd.

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Homework – Monday 1/21

5th – Complete #1-4 in the back of lesson 3

6th – Textbook page 299 #7

7th – Continue working on Science Fair projects! Due Friday!

8th – Continue working on Immigrate papers!

Mr. Vogelsberg 10th-20th Newsletter and Homework

Posted on December 10, 2019

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment to prepare a newsletter for the children and parents for the coming two weeks.  We have the Christmas Pageant at 12:30 and 6:30 on Friday 12/13, multiple exams in several classes, and the Christmas break homework to look forward to.  That being said, we have an excitingly long break to look forward to, so hang in there!

Social Studies 8 –

10th – 13th

Aim 1 – Completing and presenting Infomercials based on Industrial Revolution Era inventions (telephone, airplane, camera, elevator, lightbulb)

Aim 2- How did the publication of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle impact the way Americans felt about Industry?

16th – 20th

Aim 1 – What were the positive effects of the Industrial Revolution?

Aim 2 – What were the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution?

End of unit exam Friday!

Social Studies 7 –

10th – 13th

Aim 1 – What advantages and disadvantages did the American Colonists and the British military have at the time of the Revolution?

Aim 2 – Through what methods were the American Colonists able to achieve victory in the war?

Aim 3 – What were the different opinions on the war during the time?  Do you agree with the opinions of the Patriots, or Loyalists?

16th – 20th

Aim 1 – What challenges did America have to look forward to now that the war was over?

Aim 2 – Reviewing for Thursday’s American Revolution Unit Exam

End of unit exam Thursday!

Social Studies 6 –

10th – 13th

Aim 1 – What were the causes of the Punic Wars?

Aim 2 – What were the effects of the Punic Wars?

16th  -20th

Aim 1 – Why was Julius Caesar famous in Rome?

Aim 2 – Why was Julius Caesar betrayed by the Roman Senate?

Social Studies 5 –

10th – 13th

Aim 1 – Why do we continue to study the Iroquois?

Aim 2 – What were the main aspects of Iroquois Culture?

16th – 20th

Aim 1 – What is a confederacy?  What benefits does it provide?  What disadvantages?

Aim 2 – Why did the Iroquois form a confederacy?

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Class Homework (to be edited as we progress through the week):

Christmas Break Homework:

Social Studies 5 – Complete review packet, due 12/10 – read through each section of the packet, answer reach question within and the multiple choice and DBQ section on the final page. To be graded as a quiz!

 

Homework Week 12/2

Posted on December 2, 2019

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  A gentle reminder that Tuesday is a half day and the children will be dismissed at noon.  I am look forward to seeing you all for report cards.

Social Studies 5 is continuing to study Native Americans in our December unit.  This unit we are focusing on Native American cultures in North America.  Chapter 3 unit exams will be returned by the end of the week.

Social Studies 6 is beginning it’s unit on Ancient Rome.  Being that this is December, and the main focus is Christmas, I thought now would be a great time to focus on the nation that Jesus actually lived in!  This week we are focusing on Rome’s geography, and it’s humble beginnings.  Last week’s exams will be returned by the end of the week.

Social Studies 7 is beginning it’s unit on The Spirit of Independence – the factors that led up to the American Revolution.  This week we are focusing on the meaning of ‘No Taxation without Representation’ and the effects of the Boston Massacre.

Social Studies 8 is beginning it’s unit on The Industrial Revolution.  This week we are focusing on the new inventions that defined the age, and the new methods of creating products.  Last week’s exams will be returned by the end of the week.

Writing 7 is finishing up it’s unit on Informational Writing.  These will be typed up and turned in by the end of the week.  We will soon begin our unit on Research Based Writing.  We will focus on how we can conduct research effectively, and use it to create scholarly papers.

12/2 Homework

Social Studies 5 – none

Social Studies 6 – none

Social Studies 7 – Chapter 4 – 2 #3,4,5

Social Studies 8 -‘No Taxation Without Representation’ chapter questions # 4 ,5

Writing 7 – Informational essays rough drafts are to be completed and turned in Tuesday for review.

12/3 Homework

Social Studies 5 – none

Social Studies 6 – none

Social Studies 7 – Declaration of Independence WebQuest – Due Tuesday 12/10

Social Studies 8 – Make sure yesterday’s homework is completed (to be checked tomorrow)

Writing 7 – Typed up Final Drafts for Informational essays – Due Thursday

12/4 Homework

Social Studies 5 – ‘Thinking about Hopi Life’ worksheet – due Thursday

Social Studies 6 – The Etruscans and the Beginnings of Rome – worksheet – Due Friday

Social Studies 7 –

Social Studies 8 – Industrialization – worksheet – Due Thursday

Writing 7 –

12/5 Homework

Social Studies 5 – ‘Understanding Cause and Effect’ worksheet – Due Friday

Social Studies 6 – continued from Wednesday

Social Studies 7 –

Social Studies 8 – Early American Factories – worksheet – Due Friday

Writing 7 –

12/6 Homework

Social Studies 5 – Iroquois Brochure – Due Tuesday

Social Studies 6 – The Republic of Rome Part 1 – Worksheet – Due Tuesday

Social Studies 7 –

Social Studies 8 – None

Writing 7 –

11/21 Mr. Vogelsberg 6th grade review sheet for Tuesday’s Exam!

Posted on November 21, 2019

Name:_________________________            Date:____________

Mr. Vogelsberg                        Saint Helen Catholic Academy

 

People:

The Minoans

Pericles

Cyrus

Darius

Leonidas

Xerxes

Cyrus I

Darius I

 

Vocabulary:

Agora

Colony

Peninsula

Polis

Phalanx

Oligarchy

Democracy

Helot

Tyrant

Ephor

 

Essay Question:

Compare the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta, their people and their achievements.

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