LA/ History Block - Week of November 10, 2014Here are this weeks vocabulary words from Chapter five. These words and terms will be part of our final to be taken on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.

    Chapter 5 Vocabulary

    aggravate- to make worse

    cease-To stop; discontinue; quit

    coincide- To happen at the same time

    considerable- Rather great; rather large

    humane- Kind; sympathetic; merciful; gentle

    intentional- Done on purpose;planned

    interference- The act of getting in the way of something; meddling in someone else’s business; something that gets in the way

    obnoxious- Very unpleasent;distasteful; disgusting

    unstable- Unsteady; wobbly; not reliable

    utlize- To make use of; put to use, especially a good use
      U.S. History Week of Nov. 10thNext Thursday or Friday students will be having a trimester final in history. This test will cover Chapter 8 in our textbook, The American Revolution. Here are the topics that need to be reviewed. We are making flash cards about these items as this week moves along.

      CH 8 Test Review
      Vocabulary: Know these-
      Militia-
      Casualty-
      Common Sense-
      Loyalists-
      Patriots-
      Tories-
      blockade-
      privateer-
      Financing-
      Minutemen-
      Red Coats

      People: Know these-
      Nathan Hale
      George Washington
      von Steuben
      Marquis de Lafayette
      George Rogers Clark
      John Paul Jones
      Frances Marion
      African Americans in the War
      Women and the War-
      Thomas Jefferson
      Benedict Arnold

      -Know two advantages and disadvantages the American and British armies had at the start of the war
      Battle of Lexington and Concord-Know why the British go to Lexington and Concord, What happens as the British go back to Boston?
      Declaration of independence- Who wrote it? When was it signed? Why is this date important? What was the main idea it stated? Who did we send it to?
      Battle of Saratoga- Why was this the turning point of the war? Treaty of Alliance
      Valley Forge- List four problems the American Army faced during the Winter of 1777-78
      Battle of Yorktown-What is the strategy and result?
      Treaty of Paris- What are the boundaries of the U.S., Canada and other countries in North America after the treaty?
        LA/ History BlockCh. 4 Vocabulary Test Friday Oct. 31st

        This week we are starting a new book on colonial life and the American Revolution. We are already on page 24!

        Friday we will have a test on these vocabulary words below. Please help your student practice these.


        Ch. 4 Vocabulary List
        abundant- Very plentiful; more than enough
        betray- To be disloyal to; turn against
        comparison- The act of checking or judging how two or more things are alike or different
        demonstrate- To explain or teach by showing
        dispute- An argument; a quarrel
        distinct- Clear; obvious; easy to see or notice
        exaggerate- To say thatsomething is larger or greater than it really is; overstated
        inhabit- To live in
        neutral- not taking sides in a quarrel
        reduction- A decrease; cutback
          U. S. HistoryMap Test Tuesday
          Students in history class have a map test Tuesday locating the following places:

          Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
          Gulf of Mexico Lake Superior
          Lake Michigan Lake Huron
          Lake Erie Lake Ontario
          Great Salt Lake Ohio River
          Mississippi River Missouri River
          Colorado River(Colorado) Snake River
          Columbia River Appalachian Mountains
          Rocky Mountains Cascade Mountains
          Great Plains Willamette River ( Not shown in your Book)
          Platte River Rio Grande River
            U. S. HistoryThis week students should have their biography book finished. They should be working on the rough draft of their two page typed, double spaced report. below is another copy of the directions given in September.


            Biography Requirements Book:
            Choose a biography about a person dealing with U.S. history. The person may
            be from any time period, but should somehow link to U.S. history. The person
            may be famous, or not too well known. Please pick a book at your reading level.
            Assignment:
            Read a biography of a person connected to U.S. history, and write a two
            page report on the book. Final copy should be typed, size 12 font, double spaced, and
            all of the items below:
            Title:
            Title of the book, author, and the person the book is about.
            Summary:
            Write about a one page summary of your book. Give important details about the person--time period, location, interesting events in the person’s life. Be careful not to get too bogged down with details--keep it brief! Again, about a page.
            Character:
            Do you get a sense of what kind of person your subject was? What
            do you think about your person, and why? About half a page.

            Quote and Citation:
            Pick an interesting sentence or two from the book. Write it and cite it correctly (see example below). Then, explain how this quote impacts you? What do you think about, can you relate to it? About half a page.
            The quote (in quotation marks), author’s last name and page number of the book in parentheses. No comma between these two.
            For example: “This was the famous blood-eagle--an arrangement of death that the Vikings thought amusing.” (Rutherford 306).

            Biography
            Title ____/1
            Author ____/1
            Topic ____/1
            Typed ____/1
            Double spaced ____/1
            12 font ____/1
            Quote ____/2
            Citation ____/2
            Summary P ____/30
            Opinion P ____/15
            Quote P ____/15
            Total ____/70
            Grade ____
            DUE __11_/_6__/_14__
              LA/ History Block - Week of Oct. 20
              Students will be working on reading and inference skills in Language Arts. In history we will be finding out some of the causes of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Tea Party. Tuesday we will be seeing a movie and takiing notes. Tuesday night ask your student what they found out. Students should be reading at home this week for practice.

              Have a good week.

              Mrs. Gibbs
                LA/ History Test Oct. 8thVocabulary Test Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
                Students will be having a test on Ch. 2 vocabulary.

                If you would help your student practice these terms, that would be great.

                Ch. 2 Vocabulary List

                analyze - To examine carefully; study closely

                attitude - A point of view; state of mind; way of thinking or feeling

                category - A group of people or things having something in common; type

                contrast - An obvious difference

                critical - Disapproving; tending to find fault

                deliberate - Done on purpose; carefully planned

                excessive - Too much; more than is reasonable

                fragile - Easily broken or damaged

                frustration - A feeling of bad luck and helplessness that comes from bad luck, defeat, or failure; disappointment

                indicate - To show; serve as a sign or signal
                  U. S. HistoryChapter 6 Test Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
                  Students will be having a test on Ch. 6, Life in the American Colonies. We have read, written and discussed notes. Students should review the notes and vocabulary before the test. A large portion of the test is vocabulary. If you would help your student practice these terms, that would be great.

                  *** Also by next Sunday,Students should be 80% through reading their biography book for project due Nov. 6th ***

                  Chapter 6 Vocabulary
                  subsistence farm- When you grow just what your family needs
                  export- to sell goods to another country
                  import- buy goods from another country
                  cash crop-food crops grown to be sold
                  apprentice- a person who is trained by a master craft worker
                  urban- in or near a city
                  rural- areas in the country side with low populations
                  tidewater- areas in a river where the depth of a river rises and falls with the change of the ocean tide
                  Middle Passage- The transporting of slaves in crowded conditions from Africa across the Atlantic
                  slave codes- rules and laws that denied slaves most of their rights, they became property
                  Bill of Rights- limits of power on a king and queen, rights provided to citizens
                  mercantilism- a policy meant to gain wealth for the mother country by selling more than is bought
                  Navigation Act- laws to control trade to make the mercantile system to work
                  legislature- a lawmaking body, like Congress
                    U. S. HistoryTrimester 1 Biography Report Directions
                    Each term students in history class (periods 1-3) will complete at home a report or project. Trimester 1 is a Biography. Students will receive these directions and pick a book from our library to read for this project tomorrow, Friday Sept. 12, 2014.

                    Biography Requirements Book:
                    Choose a biography about a person dealing with U.S. history. The person may
                    be from any time period, but should somehow link to U.S. history. The person
                    may be famous, or not too well known. Please pick a book at your reading level.
                    Assignment:
                    Read a biography of a person connected to U.S. history, and write a two
                    page report on the book. Final copy should be typed, size 12 font, double spaced, and
                    all of the items below:
                    Title:
                    Title of the book, author, and the person the book is about.
                    Summary:
                    Write about a one page summary of your book. Give important details about the person--time period, location, interesting events in the person’s life. Be careful not to get too bogged down with details--keep it brief! Again, about a page.
                    Character:
                    Do you get a sense of what kind of person your subject was? What
                    do you think about your person, and why? About half a page.

                    Quote and Citation:
                    Pick an interesting sentence or two from the book. Write it and cite it correctly (see example below). Then, explain how this quote impacts you? What do you think about, can you relate to it? About half a page.
                    The quote (in quotation marks), author’s last name and page number of the book in parentheses. No comma between these two.
                    For example: “This was the famous blood-eagle--an arrangement of death that the Vikings thought amusing.” (Rutherford 306).

                    Biography
                    Title ____/1
                    Author ____/1
                    Topic ____/1
                    Typed ____/1
                    Double spaced ____/1
                    12 font ____/1
                    Quote ____/2
                    Citation ____/2
                    Summary P ____/30
                    Opinion P ____/15
                    Quote P ____/15
                    Total ____/70
                    Grade ____ DUE __11_/_6__/_14__
                      LA/ HistoryVocabulary Chapter 1
                      Every two weeks we will have a new set of vocabulary words to complete activities on and take a test on. This week we began with the Chapter 1 list. The words have been selected because they are high frequency words in textbooks and testing.Please help your student practice the meanings through the next ten day, so they will be ready for the quiz.

                      Chapter one Vocabulary list
                      Mrs. Kathy Gibbs
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