Friday, January 25, 2019

The Week of January 28, 2019

The excitement of Charles Ellis Presents: The Timeline of Life has come to an end, and we are ready to get back to our "normal" schedule. This week's lessons will include studying the Vietnam War, exploring Canada using our country study charts, and preparing to write a 5 paragraph essay on the causes of the Civil War. Our novel studies will include a focus on setting. Please complete your weekly www.quill.org and www.newsela.com assignments, as well as your lesson follow-up work by Friday. Your weekly vocabulary words are as follows:

4th Grade Vocabulary List


Please study the following words for a quiz on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019


plantations, n. Large farms where crops are raised

slavery, n. The practice of forcing people to work without pay as enslaved people, and
denying them the freedom to decide how to live their lives

survival, n. The state of continuing to exist, especially in spite of difficult conditions

value, n. Usefulness or importance

wages, n. Money that is paid or received for work

conductor, n. A person who led or directed enslaved Africans to freedom during the Civil War using
the Underground Railroad

contributions, n. Money, materials, information, or labor given by someone to help
others

gourd, n. A plant whose hard-shelled fruit is sometimes dried and hollowed out to be
used as a tool

passengers, n. Enslaved Africans who traveled to freedom on the Underground
Railroad

rebellious, adj. Resisting, or fighting, being controlled by someone else


5th Grade Vocabulary List


Please study the following words for a quiz on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019


Draft- Required military service for males 18 years-26 years during a time of need, if your number is picked you have to go


Geneva Accords- This document divided Vietnam at the 17th parallel


USS Maddux- U.S. ship that was reported to have been shot at by the North Vietnamese


Deferment- Getting out of or putting off war service


War Powers Act - Limited the President's ability to send troops


Henry Kissinger- National Security Advisor that worked with Nixon and secretly met with one of North Vietnam's negotiators to end the war


Kent State University - College students were protesting the war and National Guardsmen were brought in that fired into the crowd and killed 4 people


Containment- To keep and idea or thing isolated


Guerrilla Warfare- Military strategy used by Viet Cong that used hit and run tactics


Napalm- Gasoline based bomb that set fire to the jungle


6th Grade Vocabulary List


Please study the following words for a quiz on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019


Rain shadow- an area on the side of a mountain away from the wind that receives little rainfall


Permafrost- permanently frozen layer of ground below the top layer of soil


Prime Minister- the most powerful political leader in Canada. He or she is the leader of the political party that has the most people voted in to be members of parliament.


Premier- the most powerful political leader in a province. He or she is the leader of the political party that has the most people voted in to be members of legislature.


Federal Government - A system of government in which individual states share authority with a central government. Examples include Canada and the United States.


Quebec- A province located in the east-central part of Canada. Predominantly French-speaking, it has sought independent from Canada at several points to preserve its cultural heritage.


Champlain- French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)


Iroquois- a family of North American Indian languages


Hudson Bay- an inland sea in northern Canada


French Canadian- a Canadian descended from early French settlers and whose native language is French

Please review the following word-study lists to prepare for a quiz this Friday:


Swirl Group:
ure- sure, cure, pure, unsure, assure
ur-  fur, burn, curl, hurl, surf

Star Group:
Long i in first syllable- pirate, brightly, science, island, highway
Long i in second syllable- advice, arrive, survive, describe, surprise
Arrow Group:
Add ion to base word - meditation, abomination, moderation, obstruction, defamation
Add ian to base word-  thespian, custodian, pedestrian, totalitarian, librarian

Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Trent

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