Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Week of 12/4


1.       What year did Columbus make his expedition? 1492
2.       Columbus’ ships: Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
3.       Columbus was looking for a water route to Asia.
4.       An expedition is a journey made for a special purpose.
5.       King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella paid for Columbus’ expedition.
6.       Columbus kept two records of the ship’s logs. WHY?
7.       A colony is a settlement far away from the country that rules it.
8.       2nd Voyage – 17 ships
9.       The Columbian Exchange is the movement of people, plants, animals, and germs across the Atlantic.
10.    Europe to the Americas: horses, sheep, cattle, sheep, wheat, onions, sugar, germs
11.    Americas to Europe: turkeys, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers, pumpkins, beans,  peanuts, avocados, pineapples, tobacco
12.    Conquistadors are Spanish soldiers.
13.    Tenochtitlan is the capital of the Aztec Empire.
14.    Moctezuma I and II were the leaders of the Aztec Empire.
15.    The conquistadors were looking for gold and riches.
16.    Why was it a big mistake to give the conquistadors the gift of gold?
17.    Hernando Cortes was the leader of the conquistadors.
18.    When the conquistadors conquered Tenochtitlan, they called it New Spain.
19.    The Aztecs were trapped for 75 days.
20.    What was the difference in weaponry between the two groups?
21.    An encomienda is a large piece of land that often included several Indian villages.
22.    A missionary is a person who teaches his or her religion to others who have different beliefs.
23.    African slaves were brought to New Spain when the Native Americans began to die out.
24.    Yanga was an African who escaped from captivity and established a town.
25.    An encomienda is huge piece of land that often included Indian villages. These were given to the colonists by the Spanish government. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week of 11/6

Periods 1, 2, 3, 4

State Report Project

 - Pick a state on Monday. (Randomly)

 - Work on it throughout the week.

 - Hand it in on Friday. Give a small 1 to 2 minute presentation on Friday as well.

Period 5

State Abbreviations Test on Tuesday (11/7)

State Capitals Test on Wednesday (11/8)

Period 6

Continue working on your state capitals.

Test Friday (11/10) on the next 25 states.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of 10/30


Thursday - State Abbreviations 

Friday - State Capitals 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of 10/23

State Capitals and Abbreviations / Learn 10 each day 

Monday: Alabama - Georgia 
Tuesday: Hawaii - Maryland 
Wednesday: Massachusetts - New Jersey 
Thursday: New Mexico - South Carolina 
Friday: South Dakota - Wyoming 

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)