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Classroom News: March 9-13

7th Grade Social Studies
The seventh graders will complete their study of early American civilizations. The students will study different North American cultural groups early in the week. They will review the topic and have their test over topic 13 on Thursday, 3/12. The students will start topic 15, which focuses on the Renaissance and Reformation, on Friday. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will continue their study of WWII and the Holocaust this week. We will focus on the rise of the Nazis and the policies that they instituted prior to the start of WWII. We will also look at some of the early events of WWII and the Nazis' use of ghettos to control large portions of the population. The students will have a field trip on March 25 to the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center at Union Terminal. The students will have a guided tour of the museum's exhibits. Afterwards, the students will hear the story of a local Holocaust survivor. It should be a very informative and meaningful trip. 

Classroom News: March 2-6

7th Grade Social Studies
The seventh graders are studying early South American civilizations. Their studies will include how the civilizations developed, government, religion, social structure, and cultural achievements. They will also watch a video on these civilizations to help illustrate their importance and contributions. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will complete their quick study of the 1920s and 1930s. The students will examine how the events of these decades contributed to the start of WWII. The students will look at the rise of Adolf Hitler and the role that anti-semitism played in the start of WWII. We will also begin to look at the propaganda that the Nazis used to promote their political agenda with Germans. 

IOWA Testing

IOWA testing will take place March 2 - 6. Please make sure that your child eats a nutritious and hearty breakfast that week, as all testing will take place first thing in the morning. It is important for your child to be in school the week of testing unless it is absolutely necessary to keep them home. Please reschedule any appointments that will keep your child out of school between 7:45 and 10:00 am. Thank you for your help in ensuring a smooth testing week. 

Classroom News: February 24 - 28

7th Grade Social Studies
This week the seventh graders will be showcasing their Great African kingdoms projects. The students will be sharing their power points and artifacts. The students who created mystery boxes will be trading boxes with other students and they will try to guess the mystery kingdom represented by the boxes. It should be a lot of fun to see everyone's hard work in these projects. The students will also begin topic 13, which focuses on early American civilizations and cultures. We will explore the government, economy, culture, and achievements of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will wrap up their study of World War I this week. The students will explore the roaring 20s and the 1930s (including the Great Depression) through an online research activity and a quick study of chapters 22 and 23 in the textbook. The students may also watch a video about this era from the series, "America: The Story of Us."

Classroom News: February 18 - 21

7th grade Social Studies
The seventh graders will continue to work on the Great African Kingdoms projects. This is an exciting project-based learning opportunity for these students. Each small group chose to complete a power point presentation and create a museum artifact OR they are creating a mystery box that contains four artifacts from their given kingdom. The students are excited to explore these fascinating African kingdoms and share their knowledge in a fun and unique way. The project is due Friday, 2/21. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders are continuing their study of World War I this week. We will examine some of the major conflicts that US participated in. We will also discuss the end of the war, the German armistice, Wilson's Fourteen Points, and the Versailles treaty. It should be an exciting week! The test for chapter 21 will take place on Wednesday, 2/26. 

Classroom News: February 10 - 13

7th Grade Social Studies
This week the seventh graders are working on an exciting project entered around the great African Kingdoms. The students are create a powerpoint and museum artifact OR a "mystery box" with four artifacts that classmates must use to guess the African kingdom they represent. Each project will require extensive research of African kingdoms. It should be a fun and educational experience for everyone. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will be studying propaganda techniques this week as we analyze WWI propaganda. The students will also continue their study of WWI by looking at the war effort on the home front. The students will have to complete a graded analysis of WWI propaganda after our lessons early this week. 

Classroom News: February 4 - 7

7th Grade Social Studies
The seventh graders will finally finish their study of the Middle Ages this week. The students will have their test on Topic 10 this Wednesday. The study guide has already been passed out to the students. On Thursday, the students will start their next project-based learning adventure. The students will study an African culture in depth. They will create power point presentations on the culture that detail the economic, political, and social evolution of each culture. They will also create a "museum artifact" for their assigned culture. This item must be related to the information they are presenting to the class, and they must create a plaque that explains what the item is, where it is from, and why it is considered significant. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will begin their study of World War I this week. They will examine in depth the causes of WWI and the series of events that led to the start of the war. The students will also examine how so many countries became involved in the war. Along with this, we will study propaganda techniques and analyze WWI propaganda posters. It should be an exciting week!

Faith and Service at SASEAS

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SASEAS Field Trips

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Classroom News: January 27 - 31

HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!
 
7th Grade Social Studies
We will begin our week by discuss the integral role firefighters and emergency medical technicians play in our community. We will create cards to thank our local firefighters and EMTs. These will be distributed at local fire houses this week to honor their role in keeping us all safe. The rest of our week will be spent finishing our work on topic 10, the Middle Ages. The students will take notes on the Reconquista, Inquisition, Plague, and Hundred Years' War. There will be a test on topic 10 next week.
 
8th Grade Social Studies
We will begin our week by discuss the integral role firefighters and emergency medical technicians play in our community. We will create cards to thank our local firefighters and EMTs. These will be distributed at local fire houses this week to honor their role in keeping us all safe. The rest of our week will be spent exploring American foreign policy during the Progressive Era. This will include a look at the Spanish American War and American involvement in Latin American affairs at the turn on the 20th century. 

Classroom News: January 21 - 24

7th Grade Social Studies
The seventh graders will complete a project on the Middle Ages this week. This project will require the students to develop trivia questions about a specific event in the Middle Ages that impacted the social, economic, and/or political development of the world as they progressed into the Renaissance and Age of Exploration. We will present these in order of their occurrence to create a Middle Ages interactive timeline. It should be a fun project to complete!
 
8th Grade Social Studies
The eighth graders will complete their study of chapter 19 this week. This chapter examines the progressive era, including the domestic policies of the progressive presidents and the reforms that took place throughout the era to promote equality economically, socially, and politically. Their test will be on Thursday, 1/23. On Friday the students will begin to work on chapter 20, which will examine the foreign policies of the progressive presidents. The students will receive their map for the political geography of North Africa this week. The quiz on the countries will take place next week.