Ms. Kelly Schanaberger - JH Social Studies


Ms. Kelly Schanaberger - JH Social Studies


Ms. Kelly Schanaberger - JH Social Studies


Ms. Kelly Schanaberger - JH Social Studies


Happy April via www.Facebook.com/SurfingRainbows:

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress in Social Studies this year, feel free to contact me.   My email address is kschanaberger@corpuschristisaints.org.

 

Congratulations to our 8th graders on their recent Confirmation!

 “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”

— St. Catherine of Siena

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Important Dates for This Week and Beyond

Tues., 4/25- Musical 7:00 @ CCE

Wed., 4/26- 2:00 Mass, Avanti's Meet and Eat

Thurs., 4/27- 8th Grade Class Trip

Fri., 4/28- Yearbook Orders are due

Mon., 5/1- Spirit Wear Dress Day, 8th Grade Retreat @ Epiphany

Tues., 5/2- 7th Grade CCHS Bowling Party 

Tues., 5/9- Jr. High Band Concert @ CCHS

 

On-line Gradebook

 

I will update grades at least once a week, sometimes more often if time allows. My updates will usually be done on Sunday evenings. I will indicate the date my grades were last updated in this section of my website.  

Grades were updated on 4/25.

 

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The 8th Grade Team will play in the Regional Tournament on Wed., 4/26 at Epiphany.   Visit the following link for the tournament schedule.  If we win our Regional, the Sectionals will be held on Mon., 5/1 at St. Patrick School in Washington.

 

 

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Scholastic Book orders will be available again this year.   To order on-line, click on the image above and enter class code HB86B.   Paper order forms can still be turned in at school.   

The last order for the year is due by 5/8.   This would be a great time to stock up on summer reading material!

 

 This Week in Social Studies

6th Grade 

This week we will begin our new chapter on Ancient Greece.   We'll learn about how geography impacted life in ancient Greece and about the two main groups who settled there, the Minoans and Mycenaeans.

Reminders-

None

Upcoming Quizzes and Tests-

None

 

To use the on-line textbook, click on the book below and enter the username and password given in class.   Please see me if you need your log-in information.

 

 7th Grade 

This week we'll start our new unit on World War I.  The reasons the war broke out and trench warfare will be our focus this week.

Reminders-

1. Be ready to let me know who your Cult. Lit. partner will be on Wed., 4/26.

2. Cult. Lit. Cards 5-5 are due on Mon., 5/1.

 

Upcoming Quizzes and Tests-

1.  Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-4 will be on Thurs., 4/27.

2. The Unit 5 Cult. Lit. Test will be the week of 5/8.

 

To use the on-line textbook, click on the book below and enter the username and password given in class.   Please see me if you need your log-in information.

 

8th Grade 

This week we will be wrapping up our WWII chapter and starting our Illinois Constitution Unit.

Reminders-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-5 are due on Fri., 4/28.

Upcoming Quizzes and Tests-

1. Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-4 will be on Wed., 4/26.

2. The Unit 5 Cult. Lit. Test will be on Fri.,  5/5.

3. The Cult. Lit. Final will be on Thurs., 5/11.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 20

Top 20 is an incentive competition for all 6th - 8th graders.  Students can earn points through participation in class discussions, winning in-class games, excellent behavior, just to name a few. Additional points can be earned by doing the on-line quizzes I post on my page a few times during the quarter. At the end of the quarter, the top 20% of the students in each grade who have earned the most points receive a reward of some kind.

The Third Trimester prize will either be lunch from Subway or a study hall snack from Orange Leaf.   The winners will vote to decide which option the group will win.

 

6th Grade

Name Score
Elyssa 141
Rem 134
Jacob P. 133
Adie 133
Ryan 130
Clayton 127
Izzy 121
Jack 121
Ava R. 112

 


7th Grade

Name Score
Daniel 148
Kaylie 133
Izzy 120
Dylan 118
Stephanie 117
Hunter 116
Jack B. 115
Madison 115
Sarah 108
Bridget 108

 


8th Grade 

Name Score
Matthew 132
Sierra 129
Francesca 125
Casey D. 121
Faith 121
Madeline 121
Brandon 120
Alex S. 116
Meredith 116

 

Check out this week's Top 20 Plexers Quiz.   You have until Sat., 4/29 to email me your answers.

 

 

Happy birthday to the following students and teachers who will celebrate their birthdays in 
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James G.- 1
Mike M.- 6
Will N.- 6
Ellen B.- 11
Mrs. Bauer- 13
Adam B.- 14
Sarah V.- 14
Andrue S.- 17
Ben K.- 21
Brady P.- 27
Maddie Y.- 27
Julie G.- 30
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Week of 4/24

Wed., 4/26-

Reread pgs 232-233 and complete the Life in the City-States Wksht.

Tues., 4/25-

None

Mon., 4/24-

After reading pgs. 230-231, write 6 clues about the Minoans and the Mycenaeans.   Use the example below as a guideline.
Ex.- ______________ established a settlement near the Nile River

Week of 4/17

Wed., 4/19-

Finish the Ch. 7 Review if you didn't do so in class today.

Week of 4/10

Thurs., 4/13-

Finish reading pgs. 218-219 and fill in the sheet you glued into your S.S. notebook today.

Wed., 4/12-

Finish reading pgs. 214-218 and complete the Ch. 7-3 Wksht if you didn't do so in class today.

Tues., 4/11-

Finish the Ch. 7-1 & 7-2 Righting the Wrong Wksht if you didn't do so in class today.

Mon., 4/10-

None

Week of 4/3

Fri., 4/7-

None

Thurs., 4/6-

Reread pgs. 208-213 and complete the Ch. 7-2 Wksht.

Wed., 4/5-

None

Tues., 4/4-

Read pgs. 202-207 and complete the Ch. 7-1 Wksht.

Mon., 4/3-

None

Week of 3/20

Thurs., 3/23-

None

Wed., 3/22-

None

Tues., 3/21-

None

Mon., 3/20-

None

Week of 3/13

Fri., 3/17-

None

Thurs., 3/16-

1. Finish the Ch.6 Review Wksht for tomorrow.

2. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 6 Test.

Wed., 3/15-

Work on your Ch. 6 Study Guide.

Tues., 3/14-

Work on your Ch. 6 Study Guide.

Mon., 3/13-

Work on your Ch. 6 Study Guide.

Week of 3/6

Fri., 3/10-

Finish the Ch. 6-5 Answers and Questions assignment in your S.S. notebook.   Be sure your questions are based on the material covered in Ch. 6-5.

Thurs., 3/9-

None

 

 

 

Week of 4/24

Wed., 4/26-

Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-4 is tomorrow.

Tues., 4/25-

Spend 15 minutes reviewing your Ch. 23-1 Wksht.

Mon., 4/24-

Finish reading pgs. 720-724 and complete the Ch. 23-1 Wksht.

Week of 4/17

Wed., 4/19-

The Ch. 22 Test is tomorrow.

Week of 4/10

Thurs., 4/13-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-3 are due on Tues.,4/18.

Wed., 4/12-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-3 are due on Tues., 4/18.

Tues., 4/11-

Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-2 is tomorrow.

Mon., 4/10-

Finish reading pgs. 704-709 and taking notes on those pages.

Week of 4/3

Fri., 4/7-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-2 are due on Mon., 4/10.

Thurs., 4/6-

None

Wed., 4/5-

Read pgs. 697-702 carefully and complete all but #1 on the Ch. 22-2 Wksht.

Tues., 4/4-

Study for Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-1.

Mon., 4/3-

None

Week of 3/20

Thurs., 3/23-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-1 are due on Mon., 4/3.

Wed., 3/22-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-1 are due on Mon., 4/3.

Tues., 3/21-

None

Mon., 3/20-

Study for tomorrow's Unit 4 Big Cult. Lit. Test.

Week of 3/13

Fri., 3/17-

1. Read pgs. 692-694 (stop at the subsection titled "United...) and complete the two Smartboard questions listed below. 

How did the U.S. acquire Alaska?

How did the U.S. acquire Hawaii?

2. Start to look over your Cult. Lit. Cards in preparation for Tuesday's Unit 4 Test.

Thurs., 3/16-

None

Wed., 3/15-

None

Tues., 3/14-

Study for Cult. Lit. Quiz 4-5.

Mon., 3/13-

Study for tomorrow's Ch. 21 open-book test.

Week of 3/6

Fri., 3/10-

Cult. Lit. Cards 4-5 are due on Mon., 3/13.

Thurs., 3/9-

None

 

Week of 4/24

Wed., 4/26-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-5 are due on Fri., 4/28.   Last set!

Tues., 4/25-

Study for Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-4.

Mon., 4/24-

Study for tomorrow's Ch. 26 Test.

Week of  4/17

Wed., 4/19-

None

Week of 4/10

Thurs., 4/13-

None

Wed., 4/12-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-3 are due tomorrow.

Tues., 4/11-

1. Read pgs. 820-824 and define the key terms and people from pg. 820 (skip Battle of Coral Sea and island hopping.)   Also, complete questions 1-3 from pg. 824 in complete sentences in your S.S. notebook. 

2. Cult. Lit. Quiz 5-2 is tomorrow.

Mon., 4/10-

Review your WWII info.

Week of 4/3

Fri., 4/7-

None

Thurs., 4/6-

1. Cult. Lit. Cards 5-2 are due tomorrow.

2. Finish reading pgs. 815-819 and completing the Ch. 26-2 Wksht if you didn't do so in class today.

Wed., 4/5-

On looseleaf you need to write 8 fact-based quotes from people, either real or fictitious, about things you learned about in Ch. 26-1 (3) and 26-2 (5).   Underneath the quote you should give the name of the person responsible for the quote.

Tues., 4/4-

None

Mon., 4/3-

Finish reading pgs. 810-814 and complete the Smartboard notes using the outline below.

home front- the civilians of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad.

1. Preparing for War

2. Wartime Opportunities
    a. Women-
    b. African Americans-
    c. Mexican Americans-

3. Japanese American Internment

 

Week of 3/20

Thurs., 3/23-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-1 are due on Mon., 4/3.

Wed., 3/22-

Cult. Lit. Cards 5-1 are due on Mon., 4/3.

Tues., 3/21-

None

Mon., 3/20-

Study for tomorrow's Unit 4 Big Cult. Lit. Test.

Week of 3/13

Fri., 3/17-

Start to look over your Cult. Lit. Cards in preparation for Tuesday's Unit 4 Test.

Thurs., 3/16-

Review the front of the Ch. 26-1 Wksht for tomorrow.

Wed., 3/15-

Read pgs. 804-809 carefully and complete the Ch. 26-1 Wksht for tomorrow.

Tues., 3/14-

Study for Cult. Lit. Quiz 4-5.

Mon., 3/13-

Study for tomorrow's Ch. 25 Test.   

 

Week of 3/6

Fri., 3/10-

Work on your Ch. 25 Study Guide to prepare for Tuesday's test.

Thurs., 3/9-

Cult. Lit. Cards 4-5 are due tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

(I love this cartoon!   It is my favorite Far Side cartoon ever!)

 

Plexers

Look at each picture and try to determine the word or phrase it is depicting.  Plexers use size, position, color, style, direction and more to illustrate the word or phrase.   Below is an example to give you an idea of how plexers work.

Example-  

Answer- Wake Up

 

Email your numbered answers to kschanaberger@corpuschristisaints.org by Sat., 4/29 @ 11:59 pm.  Good luck!

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