Week of August 23-27

MONDAY, August 23rd
Social Studies We begin our study of the Western Frontier with Chapter 18; completion of chapter outline, characteristics of boomtowns; discussion of why mining was such a profitable business;
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Science Class discussions this week will be centered around the characteristics of science and scientists; our study of Chapter 1, Section 1 will be guided by targeted questions;
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TUESDAY, August 24th
SOCIAL STUDIES Discussion will continue around mining & boomtowns with a specific focus on womens roles as well as how railroads connected the western frontier with cities in the east;
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SCIENCE Lab today in science laboratory; students will incorporate the characteristics of a scientists as they hypothesize about the contents of a lab bag;
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WEDNESDAY, August 25th
SOCIAL STUDIES
construction of the Transcontinental Railway -costs and implications, especially economic effects;
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SCIENCE Complete Guided Reading for Chapter 1, Section 1; possible quiz on this information at end of class;
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THURSDAY, August 26th
SOCIAL STUDIES Guided Reading 18-1 as an in-class assignment; students will define key terms in the Vocabulary section of their Social Studies notebook;
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complete key terms if you did not finish them in class

SCIENCE Completion of Guided Reading for Chapter 1, Section 2; students will define key terms in Vocabulary section of their Science notebook;
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complete key terms if you did not finish them in class

FRIDAY, August 27th
SOCIAL STUDIES We will have our very first Panther PowerUps quiz today! Make sure you bring your powerups (all 20 of them) to class Friday morning because you will need them for class! We will also have a review of special purposes maps and how to interpret them.
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SCIENCE We will also have our very first Science Panther PowerUps quiz today! You will need all 20 powerups to complete the quiz, so make sure you bring them to class!
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Have a great weekend!!

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