Grades 6-7-8 Social Studies and Religion

Miss Alyssa Wagner

6th Grade Homeroom; Middle School Social Studies, Religion, & Spelling/Vocabulary

You can contact me here: socialstudies@sttheresaotcj.org

Happy Autumn!

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"Be who God meant you to be,
and you will set the world on fire."
St. Catherine of Siena


Daily Homework (12/7)

Grade 6

Social Studies - Ch. 5 Key Terms Tuesday

Spelling -

Religion -

Other Information -

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Grade 7

Social Studies - Ch. 16 Key Terms Friday

Vocabulary -

Religion -

Confirmation -

Other Information -

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Grade 8

Social Studies - Finish 6.4 Notes

Vocabulary -

Religion -

Confirmation -

Other -

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Upcoming Tests & Assignments

Grade 6

Social Studies - STS News due Dec. 21; Museum Project due 1/5

Spelling - Test Friday Words p. 113

Religion -

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Grade 7

Social Studies - Ch. 16 Map, Capital, and Key Term Quiz Fiday; December STS News due Dec. 21

Vocabulary -

Religion -

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Grade 8

Social Studies- December STS News due Dec. 21

Vocabulary -

Religion -

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Homework, Test, and Behavior Notes

- Important notes about Religion, Social Studies, and Spelling/ Vocabulary class can be found here .

- The Middle School teachers have created a quick reference guide to Middle School policies and procedures. It can be found here .

- Homework and tests are listed on homework boards in the classroom. Students are responsible for taking note of homework assignments and having them completed on time. When homework is incomplete or turned in late, 5 points will be taken from the trimester homework grade. Each subject has a homework completion grade which is worth 10 percent of the trimester course grade.

- I am keeping an online grade book on OptionC. Parents should have a password to access these grades at home so that they can view their student's progress throughout the quarter. All hard copies of tests and quizzes are being filed by the teacher. Please send an email requesting to see a copy of a test if you would like to review it.

-Students will participate in the STS News each trimester. Information about the assignment, grading criteria, and MLA ciation formation can be found here . Each student must complete 1 STS News presentation each month.

Online Resources

Spend some time on the following websites to practice new skills and discover
more information about topics we are studying in class!

Religion

www.vatican.va - Read papal encyclicals, take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, view photos from Rome, and read news from the Vatican.

New American Bible - Use this resource to do your religion homework, even when you forget your Bible at school!


Social Studies

http://freerice.com/category - Practice your geography skills (among many other things!) while earning free rice for people who need it.

http://www.mission-us.org/ - Experience American history by playing interactive games.

http://www.nhd.org/ - Eighth grade students can use this resource to design their National History Day projects throughout the year. Find a link to the rule book on the Overview page, explore strong sources on the Research page, and check out some Examples of past winning entries.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm- Use this site to practice identifying countries on a map! Select the region we are studying now.


Spelling

Spelling City- Play games while studying your spelling words.

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