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5th Grade Early American History

May 21 - you can continue working on your Facebook for the Revolutionary War figure at home. Log into your gmail account and then find the document. You will have two more class days to find as much as you can about this person. Also, tonight, complete the back side of the study guide for Thursday's quiz.

May 17 - continue working on your American Revolutionary War facebook page; great starts everyone!

May 8 - no homework but start thinking about the person you want to make a poster about

May 2, 2018 - students are working in small groups to fill out a chart about Revolutionary War battles. We will continue tomorrow.

Apr 30 - try to log in to OLV Google  account and see if you can access the movie clip I have assigned to your class. Watch it.

Apr 26 - read pages 288-291 (Battle at Lexington and Battle of Breed's Hill)

Apr 19 - test on Causes of the Revolution on 4/24

Apr 16 - study guide due 4/18. Test on 4/24. Posters were turned in today and look great!

Mar 29 - poster project due 4/13

Mar 20 - no homework

Mar 15 - complete maps for French and Indian War and aftermath. Review vocab terms associated wtih the lesson (Proclamation Line of 1763, etc.)

Mar 14 - no homework

Mar 6 - review in class tomorrow for quiz; please be sure you are studying in the evenings as well!

Mar 5 - quiz on Thursday - bring a 3x5 notecard with notes if you think you'll need it

•Apprentice – someone learning a trade; Middle Passage – captives found journey horrifying; Triangular Trade – Africa, Europe, North America
•Raw materials – used in manufacturing or to build with;Productive resources – capital, human, natural – Humans take natural resources and using capital resources (factories, tools, etc), make a product;     Opportunity cost – what you gave up, had to be a choice
What types of jobs were available in colonial times?
How did people change the land for their businesses?
Difference between needs and wants?
How did they trade? Barter system
What does self-sufficient mean?
What was school like for children?
Review colonial governments paper

Mar 1 - Today, Mrs. Judson, in honor of Women's History Month, wore a t-shirt with the outline of the heads of four women. The picture was titled the Supremes. Who are they? List each one and tell what job they have. Turn in on 3/2 for T2 extra credit. Don't share your answers with anyone.






Feb 28 - no homework; learning about forms of colonial government. Expect unit test towards end of next week (study guide will be given out)

Feb 20 - bring in products for Market Day! Parents, please visit between 11:15 and 11:45.

Feb 15 - Market Days are next Wed. and Thurs, with a "dry run" on Tuesday

Feb 13 - products coming in look great. Signs at home? Bring them in tomorrow!

Feb 12 - products may be brought in. Parents, look for a letter coming home tomorrow about "visiting and shopping" at our village. The kids have so many great ideas!

Feb 8 - products due 2/13. May work on poster over the weekend or finish on Monday.

Feb 6 - please get products complete by 2/13

Jan 30 - worksheet about your role in the village is due Thursday, Feb 1. Products should be complete and ready to sell on Feb 8. We will sell to 3rd and 4th grades so figure a total of about 50 students coming through.

Jan 29 - think about what you will make your products out of. Brainstorming session today. Begin making things!

Jan 16 - no homework but think about products for colonial village.

Jan 10 - no homework, but start thinking about what products you will make for your shop. Map signs and store signs will be due on Tuesday, Jan 16.

Jan 8 - our Colonial Village is taking shape. In this unit, students will learn economics principles and history relating to colonial growth.

Dec 18 - no new homework unless you didn't do what was due on 12/12

Dec 12 - reflection activity due Thursday

Dec 11 - no hw; we'll finish lesson on modifying the environment tomorrow

Dec 7 - no homework unless you didn't write your speech

Dec 6 - today we created Venn diagrams comparing and contrasting New England towns and southern plantations. Now, using that information, write a welcoming speech to people moving to either one (choose one). Let people know what this place (town or plantation) has to offer and explain the advantages. Use persuasive language. Include at least 7 things that would be helpful for newcomers. Due tomorrow.

Dec 5 - finish village and plantation scenes and work on new vocab on Quizlet

Dec 4 - finish the village scene; there will be questions about it and the plantation scene tomorrow

Dec 1 - no homework!

Nov 29 - no homework!

Nov 28 - test tomorrow. Study! Use quizlet!

Nov 21 - binders please by Nov 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 20 - no homework tonight! By Nov 30, can you please send a 1" blue binder in with your children. Too many students are losing papers. This binder, and the way I will be collected it instead of individual papers, should cut down on misplacing papers and having them thrown out.

Nov 16 - complete the worksheet about Middle and Southern colonies and study the maps. Test on Early Settlements on 11/29

Nov 13 - study maps that we did in class today; if you ace the 13 colonies pre-test, you won't have to do it as part of another test!

Nov 9 - no homework BUT review locations of colonies

Nov 7 - 4 students didn't finish last night's homework. Please, please, please, let's make education and homework (review of what we learned) a priority! Students must finish that, and find information about the Wampanoag from handout to complete the Wampanoag column on chart.

Nov 6 - finish the worksheet about the Pilgrims and Puritans - bring to class tomorrow. We'll be reading primary sources about the first Thanksgiving and learning more about the Wampanoag who befriended the Pilgrims.

Nov 2 - write a letter to the King or either France or the Netherlands, requesting funding for an expedition to N. America. Be sure to be respectful and tell him what you hope to find! Review the chart on the reverse side of the instructions. Due on Monday, Nov 6

Oct 31 - complete entire packet for Thursday (Roanoke and Jamestown)

Oct 30 - no homework

Oct 26 - no homework; enjoy your field trip on the 30th!

Oct 25 - read textbook pages 159 and 160 in preparation for tomorrow's interactive Jamestown activity

Oct 24 - visit Quizlet for new vocabulary set; also check out Roanoke Colony website at

Oct 23 - visit Quizlet for new vocabulary set; also check out Roanoke Colony website at

Oct 19 - no homework

Oct 18 - totem pole animal and Mt. Rushmore/Davy Crockett paper due tomorrow

Oct 17 - Mt. Rushmore/Davy Crockett handout due 10/19

Oct 16 - organize notes for tomorrow's assessment; you may use your notes!

Oct 12 - no homework; we'll review and have a quiz (can use notes) early next week

Oct 11 - review vocabulary; vocab crossword

Oct 10 - no homework BUT study what you have learned so far, including going on Quizlet and practicing vocabulary

Oct 9 - study vocab tonight and go over the last powerpoint slide handout

Oct 4 - finish the last slide, and complete your drawing of the Columbian Exchange in your notebooks if you didn't already do it. Lesson 2 tomorrow about the Spanish conquistadors in Mexico and Peru.

Oct 3 - join quizlet class; read pages 135 and 136 and answer questions on slides 4 and 5 of the handout from today

Oct 2 - start studying homework by joining the Quizlet class ;you can then visit the vocab set and start learning the vocab words

Sept 28 - no homework; pics are on OLV Facebook site!

Sept 27 - projects look great! So impressed with how students worked together. Pictures will be taken tomorrow and attached to this site (and put on OLV Facebook page)

Sept 20 - fill in chart for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest (lesson 4 - pages 88-90)

Sept. 19 - read pages 88-90 in textbook and fill in the chart for the SW Desert people (3rd row in chart)

Sept. 18 - read pages 83 and 84 in the textbook and fill in the chart for the Great Plains people (2nd row in chart - don't have to do the last two columns)

Sept 15 - didn't meet today. Please be sure to pack your textbooks next week!

Sept 14 - no homework. Started on Native Americans/Explorers unit so expect homework beginning next week!

Sept 13 - please make sure students have covered their textbooks!

Welcome to early American history. 5th grade is an exciting year because we get to host the colonial village during our economics unit. Get ready for an exciting, rigorous, and fun year!

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