Dear Team 6B,
Words can't explain how much I will miss each of you! I have been so very lucky to have been able to be in class with you this year. I can only hope that you have had as much fun & learned at least as much as I have.
I will leave OUR web site up. I bet if you make use of it as you continue learning about ancient cultures that you will do even better in social studies.
I hope that you will keep in touch & let me know how things continue to go for Team 6B.
You can always email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in on Mr. Jensen & he will be happy to pass things on.
The whole world has waited for this moment! The Museum of Mesopotamia opened it's doors today to the public. Archaeologists & historians from around the world flocked to be the first to enter this one-of-a-kind museum. Although several parts are still under construction, the areas that are completed are amazing!
World famous archaeologist, Hamm Urabi, stated, "The information is top notch! (I do however feel that there need to be stricter rules & consequences as how one should behave while in the museum."
When asked what he though, ruling historian, Sargon de Akkad commented, "I like how all the information about Mesopotamia is finally unified in one place, under one ruler, ahhh, rather one roof."
Also on hand for the grand opening was Assyrian hero, Gilga Mesh. Mesh, arriving after a 14 hour flight, cryptically stated, "I can now rest in peace! I am so glad that so many artifacts have been saved from the flood." Perhaps he was just tired from his fight with Bull of Heaven?
Overall the museum has already received much notoriety. Imagine what it will be like when the entire museum is complete. Why not visit the Museum of Mesopotamia yourself?
The pharaohs would be jealous!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
This assignmnet will be due on Dec. 12th. However, if you get in on or before the original due date, Decmber 5, 2014, you can earn up to 5 Early Bird Special Bonus Points.
It’s hard to imagine that World War I involved 35 countries. It lasted five years, from 1914 to 1918. The United States only fought from 1917 to 1918. A year was more than enough time, however, to claim too many lives, and people held tight to the notion that this was the very last war. When the fighting stopped, leaders of several countries signed an Armistice on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. An Armistice is an agreement to stop all fighting, in other words a truce. This truce was signed on November 11th, 1918 at 11 A.M.
This is important to know because Veterans' Day was originally called Armistice Day. This day was set aside to reflect and remember the sacrifices men and women made during World War I in order to ensure peace. The first official celebration was on November 11th, 1919. Veterans who survived the war marched in parades and were hometown heroes. A Veteran is any soldier who has fought in a war. Ceremonies were held and speeches were made. World War I was called ‘the war to end all wars’ because everyone hoped there would never be another one.
Almost 20 years later in 1938, Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday. Unfortunately the very next year, in 1939, World War II began. This ended the theory of no more wars. It seemed that with the progression of war came the progression of death. Over 16.5 million Americans took part in World War II and 407,000 died in service. Over 292,000 people died during battle.
After World War II, Armistice Day was still celebrated on November 11th. Around the year 1953, people began calling it Veterans' Day. This was in thanks and remembrance to the Veterans in their towns. Many people believed that peace was preserved not only by World War I, but World War II, and the Korean War as well. Congress decided to change the day to an occasion to honor those who’d served America in all wars. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th each year as Veterans' Day.
In 1968, a law changed the national commemoration of Veterans’ Day to the fourth Monday in October. People protested that November 11th was a date of historical significance. Finally, in 1978, Congress returned the observance to its traditional date. Every year on November 11th we give thanks for peace, observe a moment of silence at 11 A.M., and remember those who fought and died during times of war. (Information Source)
Use SPELLING CITY to help you learn & review your spelling words. Our web address is https://www.spellingcity.com/TeamJensen/. You can take a test & play games that will help you learn to spell as well as better understand the meaning of the words. Some activities are completed right on the web site. Other activities can be printed out.
This week use the list SURVIVOR. Complete & print out up to 3 activities to earn ADVANTAGE POINTS.... Due Nov. 13th.
The test will be on Monday, November 17th.
The 2nd & final test of the first quarter is November 10th.
After School Extra Help will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5th. We will also be reviewing in class during P6.
The following is the list of topics we have covered & will be included on the test. You were given a copy of this in class.
Using the CAN YOU DIG IT? & the SURVIVOR pages of our web site are also an excellent way to review. Don't forget to go to the NB TABLE OF CONTENTS page to see if you have everything.
Please keep in mind the first quarter ends on Friday, Nov. 14th.
I. Text Book P. 32 - 37(iceman), 44 -51(hunter-gatherers), 58 & 59(timelines), 92 & 93 (scale)
II. NB pages 24 - 43
III. Land forms
IV. GRAPES & OTZI
V. BC, AD, BCE, CE
VI. Reading a timeline
VII. Scale on a map
VIII. Belief, Myth, Theory, Respect
IX. The Handout on Hunter Gatherers on p. 32 of NB
X. ALSO… make sure you can STILL answer questions about:
a. Latitude & longitude
b. Map of the World
c. Solar System Order
d. Where the Heck Am I?
e. primary & secondary source & oral tradition
We have been reading at DEAR every morning. So what good books have you read? Check out the TEAM 6B BOOK REVIEW BLOG located at: http://kidblog.org/Team6B/ to see waht your team mates are recommmneding... or not.
Want your own space to BLOG about your books?
Let me know & I can hook you up with a log in & password.
4. Type in your barcode (the # on your card)
5. Create a pin (password) you will remember. You will be asked to enter it twice.
6. If you get a message that looks like the picture below, you will need to call or go to the library to find out what the problem is.
7. If you were able to set up your account, you are now ready to order books, videos, games, dvd, blue-rays, etc. Mahopac Library calls this E-LIBRARY
8.The search box looks like the one below.
1. Go tot he MMS website
2.Go to STUDENT RESOURCES
3. Choose GOOGLE DOCS SIGN IN
4. You will end up w/ the following log in screen:
5. Log in using the same log in you use to get onto the computers at school... & add the ending @Student.Mahopac.Org.
6.Your password is either the same password you use to get onto the computers at school or middle12.
7. Once you are in click on DRIVE.
8. Then choose either CREATE or NEW & go to it.
This week you have the following HW assignment:
In the text book read pages 32 - 37. Choose a 5 point CYOA from our web site. Follow the directions on the CYOA that you choose. Complete this CYOA using the information that you read on pages 32 - 37 in the text book. Make sure you choose a CYOA that is appropriate for the text book reading.
As we discussed in class, CYOA is an assignment you get to choose for yourself. CYOA is a way for YOU to take control over your work. When you complete a CYOA you pick the way you want to complete an assignment.
Check out the CYOA page for all the information about CYOAs.
If you are not sure about what to do, ASK sooner than later!
Geography Test - Make sure you know solar system, latitude & longitude and "Where the Heck Am I?"
Use the WHERE THE HECK AM I? PAGE to help you out. If you choose to print out & complete any of the test review options at the bottom of the page be sure to bring them into school & put them in your class period basket.
Don't forget to bring your NB back to school for class on Tuesday.
First Period starts at 6:45pm. Meet your child(ren)'s teachers & learn what being a middle school 6th grader is all about.
Some of the things we will be discussing in SS are highlighted in the power point below.
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
“We are each an experiment of one.
“… And you ask "What if I fall?"
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”