Mrs. Marsala – 2nd Trimester, 2019-2020

Social Studies

5th Grade – 2nd Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

The Settlement of North America

  • The Search for the Northwest Passage
  • Roanoke and Jamestown
  • The Plymouth Colony

Colonization and Conflict

Establishment of the 13 Colonies

  • New England
  • Middle Colonies
  • Southern Colonies

Life in the Colonies

  • The Colonists and Why They Came
  • The Colonial Way of Life
  • Slavery in the Colonies
  • The Colonial Economies
  • Colonial Governments

European Rivalries in North America

  • Spanish Settlements Spread North
  • New France Expands
  • The French and Indian War

The Fight for Independence

  • Breaking Ties with Great Britain
  • The Colonists Protest British Rule
  • The Revolution Begins
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Revolution
  • American Strengths and Weaknesses
  • From Defeat to Victory
  • The War Ends

The Constitution of the United States

  • The Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • The Constitution
  • Ratifying the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States

  • The Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • The Constitution
  • Ratifying the Constitution

Canada

  • Physical Geography of the United States and Canada 
  • Cultural Geography of the United States and Canada 
  • The Region Today: The United States and Canada
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Social Studies

6th Grade – 2nd Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

 The Ancient World 

  • The Ancient Greeks
    • The Early Greeks
    • Sparta and Athens
    • The Age of Pericles
  • Greek Civilization
    • The Culture of Ancient Greece
    • Greek Philosophy and History
    • Alexander the Great
    • The Spread of Greek Culture
  • Early India
    • India’s Early Civilizations
    • Hinduism and Buddhism
    • India’s First Empires
  • Early China
    • China’s First Civilizations
    • Life in Ancient China
    • The Qin and Han Dynasties

New Empires and New Faiths

  • The Rise of Rome
    • Rome’s Beginnings
    • The Roman Republic
    • The Fall of the Republic
    • The Early Empire
  • Roman Civilization
    • Life in Ancient Rome
    • The Fall of Rome
    • The Byzantine Empire

The Middle Ages

  • China in the Middle Ages
    • China Reunites
    • Chinese Society
    • The Mongols in China
    • The Ming Dynasty
  • Medieval Africa
    • The Rise of African Civilizations
    • Africa’s Government and Religion
    • African Society and Culture
  • Project Based Learning – Ancient Egypt
    • Driving Question – What does the speed of light and the Pyramids of Giza have in common?
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Social Studies

7th Grade – 2nd Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

The Americas:

  • Worlds Meet  (Continued)
  • The First American
    • Growth of the Thirteen Colonies
    • Life in the Colonies
    • Government, Religion, Culture
    • France and Britain Clash
    • The French and Indian War

Creating a Nation

  • The Spirit of Independence
    • Taxation Without Representation
    • Building Colonial Unity
    • A Call to Arms
    • Moving Toward Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Revolution
    • Early Years
    • The War Continues
    • The War Moves West and South
    • The War Is Won
  • A More Perfect Union
    • The Article of Confederation
    • Convention and Compromise
    • A New Plan of Government
  • The Constitution of the United States

Launching the Republic

  • The Federalist Era
    • The First President
    • Early Challenges
    • The First Political Parties
  • The Jefferson Era
    • The Republicans Take Power
    • The Louisiana Purchase
    • A Time of Conflict
    • The War of 1812

Social Studies

8th Grade – 2nd Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

Reform and Empire  (Continued)  

  • Rise to World Power
    • Expanding Horizons
    • Imperialism in the Pacific
    • Spanish-American War
    • Latin American Policies
  • World War I
    • War in Europe
    • America’s Road to War
    • Americans Join the Allies
    • The War at Home
    • Searching for Peace

Change and Conflict

  • The Jazz Age
    • Time of Turmoil
    • Desire for Normalcy
    • A Booming Economy
    • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Depression and the New Deal
    • The Great Depression
    • Roosevelt’s New Deal
    • Life During the Depression
    • Effects of the New Deal
  • America and World War II
    • The Road to War
    • War Begins
    • On the Home Front
    • War in Europe and Africa
    • War in the Pacific

 

 Religion

8th Grade – 2nd Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

Who Are Our Ancestors in Faith?

 

  • The Early Church
  • Christians of the Roman Empire
  • Christians of the Early Middle Ages
  • Christians of the High Middle Ages
  • The Church in Crisis and Change
  • People of Reform and Renewal

How Can the Church’s Heritage Give Us Hope?

  • Keeping Faith in a Changing World
  • Depending on God in Times of Fear

Seasonal

 Religion

8th Grade – 1st Trimester

2019-2020 School Year

 How do We Nourish God’s Gift of Faith?

    • We Respond to God’s Love
  • We Make Moral Choices
  • We Follow God’s Laws
  • We Love God and Others
  • We Honor Life and Creation
  • We Respect All People

Who Are Our Ancestors in Faith?

  • The Early Church
  • Christians of the Roman Empire
  • Christians of the Early Middle Ages

Seasonal

  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Epiphany
  • Lent

Partners in Faith

  • Women of the Early Church
  • Saint Columba
  • Saints Francis and Dominic
  • Saint Hildegad of Bingen
  • Saint Pedro de San Jose Betancur
  • Blessed Noel Pinot

8th Grade Saint

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Themes of Catholic Identity

  1.     Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2.     Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  3.     Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  4.     The Dignity of Work and the Rights of the Workers
  5.     Care for God’s Creation