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Week of April 6

  • Monday, April 6

    Today we’re going to step away from the ancient world to learn about the modern US census. Please start by clicking here to watch a short video about the census.  Then, click here to read the Jr. Scholastic article and click here to explore the Census in 2020 versus 1790. After that, please click here to take the quiz. You may use any of the texts when taking the quiz. Then ask your parents if they have completed the census questionnaire for your family yet. If so, ask them what it was like. If not, ask if you can do it together. If you want, you can guess how many people are in Illinois and then click here to see if you are correct.

    Tuesday, April 7

    For today, we will be starting our Greece unit! We always start with a map activity, but this one will be a little different than what we’ve done in the past. Please click here to access the map activity. You will need to refer to pages 173, 175, and 191 (Chapter 7) in your textbook as well as the internet to do the map activity.

    Wednesday, April 8

    First, please click here to watch the Geography of Greece Video, which is about eight minutes long. Then, please click here to do the Geography of Greece Activity, which is a short reading followed by a few questions.

    Thursday, April 9

    One of the first things I taught you this year was about primary sources. A primary source is a first-hand account of an event or time period. Primary sources include journal entries, letters, photographs, news stories from the time, and artwork, to name a few. We are living in unprecedented times. You will never forget the spring of 2020. Someday you will tell your children and your grandchildren about what you experienced. For today’s social studies assignment, I would like you to create a primary source about what is happening now. I would like you to write a journal entry about what is happening in the world and what is happening in your life. Be sure to include how school is different, how shopping and eating out have changed, how you are feeling, what you are doing, and anything else that is on your mind. You may want to include news articles, memes, photographs, videos, school work, and anything else that is meaningful to you. Take your time and think about this. I am not asking you to turn anything in to me for this assignment, and you can set it up however you want. Do this for you. Do this for your children and grandchildren. Make history.

    Friday, April 10

    No School

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