Classroom News: November 12 - 20
6th Grade Social Studies
This week the students will continue to learn about Ancient Greece. The students will review the history of Greece and its development as a democratic society. As a special project, the students will learn about the ancient Olympics and they will then participate in our own version of the Olympics. The students will compete under the name of the one of five Greek city-states, and they will compete in events such as the "javelin throw" (paper airplane toss), "boxing" (memorizing objects in a box in 1 minute), and the "discus throw" (paper plate throwing). It should be a fun week before Thanksgiving!
7th Grade Social Studies
This week the students will complete their study of chapter 8. This chapter has focused on the early development of our government, including the first presidencies and the precedents they set that are still followed today. The goal is to have the test on chapter 8 before the students go on Thanksgiving break.
8th Grade Social Studies
This week the students will complete their study of chapter 19. This chapter is an overview of the types of laws that exist in our country, as well as an overview of the criminal and civil justice systems. The students will have a test over chapter 19 on Thursday, 11/15.