Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Week of February 3, 2020

Welcome to Musical Week! I'm so excited for you to perform the show you've been working on so hard for the past few weeks! "The Kingdom of the Red River" is going to be a smash hit!

Most of our time this week will be spent getting ready for the musical. You will have a few lessons, but your followup work will be modified to fit with your shorter work periods. You will NOT have quill or newsela this week, but you will need to study for a vocabulary quiz on Monday, February 10th. Here are your words:



4th Grade Vocabulary

plantations, Large farms where crops are raised 

slavery, 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, The state of continuing to exist, especially in spite of difficult conditions

value, Usefulness or importance

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

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

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


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

5th Grade Vocabulary

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 an idea or thing isolated

Guerrilla Warfare- a 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

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

Permafrost- permanently frozen layer of the 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 the 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 independence 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

Break a leg,

Mr. Trent



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