Mrs. Marsala – 3rd Trimester 2020-2021

Social Studies
6th Grade – 3rd Trimester
2020 – 2021 School Year

Roman Civilization (continued)

  • The Roman Way of Life
  • Rome’s Decline
  • The Byzantine Empire

African Civilizations

  • The Rise of African Civilizations
  • Africa’s Governments and Religions
  • African Society and Culture

Medieval Europe

  • The Early Middle Ages
  • Feudalism and the Rise of Towns
  • Kingdoms and Crusades
  • Culture and the Church
  • The Late Middle Ages

Civilizations of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia

  • Korea:  History and Culture
  • Early Japan
  • Southeast Asia:  History and Culture


Social Studies
7th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

Growth and Expansion

  • Unity And Sectionalism

The Jackson Era

  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • Conflicts Over Land
  • Jackson and the Bank

Manifest Destiny

  • The Oregon Trail
  • Statehood for Florida and Texas
  • War With Mexico
  • California and Utah

North and South

  • The Industrial North
  • People of the North
  • Southern Cotton Kingdom
  • People of the South

The Spirit of Reform

  • Social Reform
  • The Abolitionists
  • The Women’s Movement

Toward Civil War

  • The Search for Compromise
  • Challenges to Slavery
  • Secession and War

The Civil War

  • The Two Sides
  • Early Stages of the War
  • Life During the Civil War
  • The Strain of War
  • The War’s Final Stages

The Emancipation Proclamation



8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala


  • Analyze and Apply Informational Text
  • Analyze and Apply Drama
  • Analyze and Apply Diary
  • Collaborate and Compare Poems
  • Compare Arguments
  • Analyze Appeals
  • Analyze Sound Devices
    • alliteration
    • assonance
    • consonance
    • onomatopoeia
    • repetition


  • Writing a Research Report
  • Writing a Business Letter 
  • Writing to Compare and Contrast
  • Writing to Explain Connection Between Events
  • Writing a News Story


  • Interpret Figures of Speech
  • Idioms
  • Use Context Clues
  • Latin / Greek Roots
  • Prefixes and Suffixes

Language Conventions

  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Verbals
    • Participles and Participial Phrases
    • Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
    • Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases
  • Sentence Combining
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Appositives
    • Adjective Clauses
    • Adverb Clauses
  • Correct Capitalization


Social Studies
8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

The Cold War Era

  • Roots of the Cold War
  • Early Cold War Politics
  • The Korean War
  • America in the 1950s

The Civil Rights Era

  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Kennedy and Johnson
  • Civil Rights in the 1960s
  • Other Groups Seek Rights

The Vietnam Era

  • Kennedy’s Foreign Policy
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Vietnam Years at Home
  • Vietnam in the Nixon Years

A Troubled Nation

  • The Nixon Administration
  • Watergate and Its Aftermath
  • The Reagan Revolution
  • The First President Bush
  • Toward a New Century

New Challenges

  • The Global War on Terror
  • The Obama Presidency
  • Twenty-First Century Challenge

8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

The Church’s Heritage Give Us Hope

  • Keeping Faith in a Changing World
  • Depending on God in Times of Fear
  • Teaching Others About Christ
  • Renewing our Relationship with Christ
  • Showing Concern for Future Generations
  • Transforming the World Through Faith

Being Catholic

  • Caring for the Whole Human Family
  • Seeking God’s Life and Love as the Church
  • Living As the Body of Christ
  • Witnessing to Our Relationship with Christ
  • Growing in Faith Together
  • Belonging to the Communion of Saints

The Annunciation 
Ascension Thursday
Ordinary Time

Themes of Catholic Identity

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of  the Workers
  • Care for God’s Creation

8th Grade Saint
Saint Thomas Aquinas