Week of Sep. 25-29, 2017Reading Wonders 5th grade Newsletter 1.6
Students will be assigned a Civil War Project which will be due Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Students will be able to choose their project, which will be completed on a poster board. Students will be completing a portion of our Social Studies standard:
SS4H5 Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War. a. Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War. b. Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South. c.Identify major battles, campaigns, and events: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House. d.Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and William T. Sherman.
Therefore, students will be selecting to do their project on one these choices:
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- John Brown’s Raid
- States’ Rights and Slavery
- Battle of Fort Sumter
- Battle of Gettysburg
- The Atlanta Campaign
- Sherman’s March to the Sea
- Appomattox Court House
- Abraham Lincoln
- Robert E. Lee
- Ulysses S. Grant
- Jefferson Davis
- Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
- William T. Sherman
Only 2 students in each class can choose the same project topic. Project choices are on a first come, first serve basis. Below are the requirements and rubrics for each project.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s Raid
Civil War Hot Topics: States’ Rights and Slavery
Civil War Leaders
Sample Projects that are similar to what I am assigning:
Our Reading class will focus on improving our lexile levels through stations, centers, and high intensity learning. Did you know the best way to improve your reading level is to simply read more and THINK about what you are reading. Therefore, students will be required to read at home and keep a reading log.
In Social Studies, we will begin the year with an exciting unit on the Civil War. Students will be able to thoroughly explain the causes and effects of the Civil War.
Parents, you may assist your child at home by finding any additional resources that coincide with our units.
I am Mrs. Jessica Thorne and I am excited to be your child’s ELA and Social Studies teacher! We are excited here at NCES for this upcoming 2017-18 school year. Please remember, school starts on Monday, August 7, 2017, so come prepared with a good night’s rest. Together, we can make this the best school year ever!!!
Mrs. Jessica Thorne