Classroom News: May 13 - 24
6th Grade Social Studies
The sixth graders will complete topic 8 this week. This topic exams the development of civilizations, religions, and modern governments and economies of South Asia. The test is scheduled for Tuesday, 5/14. The sixth graders will them complete topic 9 over the next week and a half. Topic 9 will examine the history, religions, government, and economy of China. This should be an interesting topic to end our year on.
7th Grade Social Studies
The seventh graders will continue their study of chapter 17 over the next few weeks. This chapter takes an exciting look at the development of the West. We will discuss the rise of cattle farming, mining, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the treatment of Native Americans. The students will have a test over this chapter on Wednesday, 5/22. Beginning on Thursday, 5/23, the students will begin a quick study of chapter 18. This chapter will examine urbanization and industry just before the turn of the 20th century.
8th Grade Social Studies
May 13-16 are the eighth graders' last school days at St. Andrew. This is a very bittersweet week! I am so excited for the amazing experiences that lay ahead in high school for these wonderful students, but I will miss these kids tremendously. Our last week together will focus on completing chapter 26 (which covers the Civil Rights Movement) and preparing for the social studies exam that will take place on Thursday, 5/16. The students already have a study guide for this exam.