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WELCOME TO SOCIAL STUDIES
Mrs. Sakely's Cassroom
Grade 5 Social Studies

Course Description:

Grade 5 will study the native people of the  Americas and the migration of Europeans as well as Asians to this land.  We will learn about governments and economics; covering the Ohio State Standards for Grade 5.

Grade 6 Social Studies

Course Description: 

Grade 6 will study the sociology of ancient history to the 21st Century, including economics and governments; covering the Ohio State Standards for Grade 6.

Weekly News Letter:

Contact information:

office hours:  Monday and Tuesday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM

nancy.sakely@southern.k12.oh.us   

5th graders - you received an assignment worth 300 points. As of 4/20/20, Governor DeWine has closed in-building instruction for school this current year. You have all worked so hard on this project and it is worth several points. I secured permission from Mr. Wright to have this project continue through the summer and be due and graded next school year as a 6th grade assignment. I will give a formal due date once we all know when the 2020/21 school year in-building instruction will commence. 

Assignment for the week of April 6th: Please Google Brainpop on your phone or computer . Click "enter code" enter the class code of tapir9027. Make a student account. User name needs to have your 1st name and initial of last name so I can identify you.  Be sure to send me your test score by clicking on the directive to send your teacher (me) an e-mail. The site will notify me you did the lesson and your score. I will use this site for lessons.

Assignment for April 13th: go to Brain Pop and complete the assignment on a review of Marco Polo. You have a video to watch. Take the review/practice quiz to see how well you retained the information. You may need to re-watch the video. Then take the quiz for a score. Many people in Europe became skeptical of  the contents in Marco Polo's book.  Look up the word 'skeptical' and e-mail the definition you found.

 https://emagazines.com/ExpressLibrary/920625ef-cd9f-482c-a8ca-6db90f61f3ec. This is a link to the magazine Time For Kids. Try to access it. We will be using it with some assignments.

Assignment for the week of April 20th: Click on the link above for Time For Kids magazine.  Go to the Feb 28th edition. You may read all the articles, but please focus on two: All Star Face-Off and Future Food. Email me the answers to the following questions. Answer in complete sentences using R A from RACE: (email = nancy.sakely@southern.k12.oh.us)

All Star Face-Off

1. How does the NBA All-Star game differ from a regular season NBA game?

2. This year all the players from one team wore #24 and all the players on the other team wore #2. Why?

Future Foods

3. What is the definition of "extracting"?

4. Define "fossil fuel".

5-10. Take a side in the pro/con argument of lab-produced meats.  Let me know what side you are taking. State at least 3 points to your view.

Assignments for May:

5th graders - you received an assignment worth 300 points. As of 4/20/20, Governor DeWine has closed in-building instruction for school this current year. You have all worked so hard on this project and it is worth several points. I secured permission from Mr. Wright to have this project continue through the summer and be due and graded next school year as a 6th grade assignment. I will give a formal due date once we all know when the 2020/21 school year in-building instruction will commence. 

https://emagazines.com/ExpressLibrary/920625ef-cd9f-482c-a8ca-6db90f61f3ec. This is a link to the magazine Time For Kids.

5/4/2020: Use the above link for Time Magazine for Kids. March 13 edition. Mr. Sakely and I watched a program about recycling on PBS recently. I was astonished by what is not recycled. People are very good to put items in recycle bin but not all that plastic is recycled! What companies don't recycle, they send to to other countries to dispose. Some of that ends up in the ocean. PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS ARE JUST ONE OF THE NON RECYCLABLE ITEMS. Read the article "Bags Banned." Email me your response to should Ohio pass a law to ban such bag as California and New York have? If so, how are we to transport our groceries home? People in cities usually only buy groceries for a few days but in rural areas, we buy groceries for a week or two at a time.

5/11/2020: Brain POP assignment on Continents. Read the assignment directions. There is part 1 and part 2

5/18/2020: Use Time Magazine for Kids. April 17 edition. Read the article "Rising Water." Did you know a new plant is being built in Lordstown, Ohio, that will make batteries for vehicles? The old GM plant is being redone to make pick-up trucks that use batteries instead of gasoline. Email your response to should cities ban the use of gasoline powered vehicles? If so, how will people travel to work and for recreation?

Bonus Activity: Brain POP assignment on Memorial Day. Read the assignment directions. There is part 1 and part 2

PBS out of Akron has changed their morning program schedule. I believe weekdays from 10AM until 2PM, programming will be geared to middle school age students during this 'stay at home' order from the governor

Enjoy your summer. See you in the fall. Be safe.