Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Week of March 2, 2020


Dear March, come in!

How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat —
You must have walked —
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

- Emily Dickinson

This first week of March is shaping up to be wonderful!  I'm excited for our 6th graders as they depart on their three-day camping adventure to North Georgia on Wednesday!  I'm sure you will return with many stories to tell!  

This week's lessons will include the Civil War, important people of the mid-20th century, and studies about Australia.  Be sure to complete your weekly quill.org grammar practice and newsela.com current event activities by Friday (6th grade will be exempt from these assignments).  In addition, please study the following items for a social studies vocabulary/map quiz on Monday, March 9th.  This will be the last social studies vocabulary quiz of the term!

4th Grade Vocabulary List

13th Amendment- bans slavery in the United States and in all of its territories.

14th Amendment- grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States and guarantees them equal protection under the law.

15th Amendment- ensures all citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude

Servitude- being a slave or having to completely obey another person

Congress- a national legislative (law making) body

Amendment- a change or addition to the U.S. Constitution

Impact- to have a strong effect on someone or something 

Emancipation Proclamation- executive order issued on January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln freeing slaves in all portions of the United States not then under Union control (that is, within the Confederacy).

Naturalized citizen- a person who was not born in the United States, but has lawfully become a citizen of the United States under the U.S. Constitution and laws

Due process- the right to a fair trial when accused of a crime

5th Grade Vocabulary List


Chisholm Trail- one of the best known American cattle trails after the Civil War.

Pittsburgh- a city in western Pennsylvania that was built where three major rivers come together in a Y shape.

Kitty Hawk- the site on hilly dunes on the North Carolina coast where the Wright Brothers made the first airplane flight

Pearl Harbor- The naval base in Hawaii where Japanese planes attacked in December 1941, drawing America into WWII

Montgomery- The capital city of Alabama where in the 1960’s Rosa Parks was famously arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man.

Chicago- an Illinois city that has been the dominant city of the midwestern United States since the 1850’s. 

Wright Brothers- inventors of the first successful motorized airplane in 1903.

Dominant- most important, powerful, or influential.

Ore- a naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be profitably extracted.

Collapse- a sudden failure of an institution or undertaking

6th Grade Australia Map Test

Please study the following locations in Australia for a quiz on Monday, March 9th, 2020 

Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Tasmania
Coral Sea
Ayers Rock
Great Victoria Desert
Great Dividing Range
Great Barrier Reef 
Canberra

Please note that you will NOT have a word study quiz this week.  The last day of the term is Friday, March 13th.  Please be sure to hand in any works from the term by that day.  

Mr. Trent

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