Tuesday, October 17, 2017

week of 10/16


Study Guide
Geography – study of the earth and the way people live on it
Region – large area with common features
Landform – shape on the earth’s surface
Climate – pattern of weather over a long period of time
Temperature – measurement of heat or cold
Precipitation – moisture that falls to the earth as rain or snow
Arid – dry
Humid – wet
Natural resources – materials found in the earth that people use to meet their needs and wants
Nonrenewable resource – fuels that cannot be replaced
Renewable resource – resources that can be replaced
Mineral – substance found in the earth that is neither a plant or animal
Fossil fuel – fuels formed over millions of years that come from plants or animals
Environment – all of our surroundings in which people, plants and animals live
Economy – the way people use natural resources, money and knowledge to produce goods
Pollution – harmful chemicals that make our air and water dirty
Acid rain – polluted moisture that falls to the ground
Conservation – protection and careful use of natural resources
Recycle – using something again
·         5 regions (how many states in each)
·         7 continents
·         5 oceans
·         Tell me something about each region.

·        State / county / country / region / planet / continent 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Planet - Earth
Continent - North America
Country - United States
Region - Northeast
State - Pennsylvania
County - Schuylkill
Town - couple choices

Learn this. Only 54 5th graders knew all of these. This information will be on the next test.

We will continue working on our vocabulary and short answer papers tomorrow in class.

Have a good night.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of 10/2

Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6

Complete Paper: Regions of the United States
(Count and label the correct color)

Period 5

Study for Test (Life in the United States)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


*Make sure you have a sentence written for every vocabulary word on your paper.*

Study Guide / Social Studies
Life in the United States

Culture – way of life for a group of people
Diversity – variety
Unity – together as one
Values – things that guide the way we live
Immigrant – person who moves from one country to go and live in another country
Ancestor – relative that has lived before you
Ethnic group – group of people from the same culture
Census – study of a group of people
Population – number of people living in one place
Prejudice – judging someone without knowing them
Constitution – plan of government for our country
Democracy – people make the laws and run the government
Republic – people elect representatives to run the country
Citizen – person born in a country or chooses to become a member of a country by law
Civil rights – individual rights of a citizen by law
History – study of what happened in the past
Historian – people who study the past
Primary source – information from the time being studied
Oral history – spoken records
Secondary source – account of the past written by someone who was not there

Perspective – point of view 

Thursday, September 21, 2017




9/11 FACTS

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of 9/18

- Empty World Map
- 8 facts about 9/11

Period 1 - 5 Homework (due: Tuesday 9/19)
- vocabulary worksheet (just the definitions / NOT the sentences)

*If you have already completed the sentences, that is fine.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Week of 9/13

WORLD MAP PROJECTS ARE DUE TOMORROW 9/14 for periods 1 - 5. This does not apply for period 6 which is the class that has Mrs. Barket with them.

Thank you.

The ones that I have received so far look great.