Friday, November 15, 2019

The Week of November 18, 2019

November is passing so quickly!  There is a lot of fun and leaning planned for this last week of school of the month.  

Social studies lessons will focus on the War of 1812, researching the causes of WWII, and the governments of Latin American countries.  Our novel studies will continue with a focus on identifying examples of metaphors.  4th and 6th graders will be writing the final section of "The Red Door" narrative!  Please be sure to complete your lesson follow-up work in a timely manner.  As always, you will have your weekly NewsELA current event and quill.org activities to complete.  In addition, please study the following words for a quiz Tuesday, Monday, December 2.


4th Grade Vocabulary List - War of 1812



Democratic ideas- beliefs that support democracy, such as freedom, justice, and equality



blockaded - To stop people or supplies from coming into or going out of a country



surrender - To agree to stop fighting because you know that you will
not win



port - A coastal location that has a harbor in which ships can dock



truce - An agreement to stop fighting, arguing, etc., for a certain period of time



fort - A strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live



James Madison – President of the US during the War of 1812



Francis Scott Key – US envoy who witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore. This inspired him to write a poem which became the Star Spangled Banner (our national anthem)



War Hawks  -  Young group of politicians, representing mostly southern and western frontier states, coming to power in Congress in the 1810s.



Treaty Of Ghent  -  Signed on December 24, 1815 and ending the War of 1812

5th Grade Vocabulary List - World War II
Anti-semitism - policies, views, or actions that harm or discriminate against Jews



Allied Nations- those countries fighting against the Axis powers. i.e. Britain, France, USA, Canada, USSR etc.



Axis Powers- Japan, Germany and Italy



Joseph Stalin - The communist leader of the Soviet Union.



The Blitz (or The Battle of Britain) -  Hitler sent his Luftwaffe to bomb British cities, primarily London, targeting civilians as a way of breaking the resolve of the English. 40,000 were killed but the British held.



D-Day- June 6, 1944, the Allied landing on France's Normandy beaches to begin the liberation of Europe.



U-boats - Short for Unterseeboote, German submarines.



Auschwitz - The largest of Hitler's concentration camps, where 1 million Jews are believed to have lost their lives.



Manhattan Project - The codename for the U.S. project to produce an atomic bomb.



V-E Day -  Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945. The Germans surrendered.  



6th Grade Vocabulary List - Latin America Studies



arable- land that is suitable for farming



currency- a system of money in use in a particular country



deity- a god or goddess; or the creator and supreme being in monotheistic religion such as Christianity



diplomatic relations- a relationship between two countries in which they send representatives to work in each other’s countries



deportation- the action of removing  foreigner from a country



infrastructure- the basic facilities and installations that help a community run, including roads, schools, phone lines, power generation, etc.



investment- the act of putting money or effort into something to make a profit or achieve a result



regulate- control or supervise (especially a business activity) by means of rules.



indigenous- living or growing in a particular region or environment cartel- a combination of people who want to drive away the competition in their business.


You will have a quiz on the following word study lists on Friday, November 22.
 Arrow Group

 Star Group

Swirl Group   

Have a nice weekend, Mr. Trent






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