11/14/2018 HOMEWORK6th and 7th:Complete any and all missing homework assignments for you to make up and avoid getting a ZERO for any homework! 11/13/2018 HOMEWORK 6th and 7th: Check the class page on the website to make a list of ANY and ALL homework assignments that you have not turned in. Present this list to me tomorrow so that we can arrange for you to make up this work and avoid a ZERO!
11/9/2018 HOMEWORK:6th- Write 2 sentences about a current event news story that takes place in the location that you wrote your travel article about. 7th- List 5 items that are examples of products or goods that the United States exports.
11/7/18 HOMEWORK: 6th- Write a review of a recent show or movie that you watched. Explain what you liked about it and what you would have done to improve it. 7th- List 5 examples of products that we use regularly that is imported to the United States.
11/5/2018HOMEWORK: 6th- Write 4 sentences on an exotic food you have eaten. Use the same storytelling skills that we have practiced in class. 7th- Write 4 sentences about a historical event that has happened. Use parents or someone at home to interview or reliable sources to support your writing.
11/2/2018 HOMEWORK: 6th- Find and read an example of a travel article and print it up to hand in on Monday. 7th- Write 4 sentences about how a primary source can be more useful than a secondary source when researching a historical event. 10/30/2018 HOMEWORK: 6th- Brainstorm at least 3 locations that you are familiar enough with to be able to write a travel article about. 7th- Write 4 sentences about how a secondary source can be more useful than a primary source when researching a historical event.
CLASS LINKS: https://explorepartsunknown.com/ https://www.thirteen.org/brooklyn/history/history2.html
10/24/2018 HOMEWORK: 6th- Write down why it would be profitable for a travel blog to discuss different locations to visit. (At least 4 sentences) 7th- Identify and write down at least 4 words, names or locations/areas that New Yorkers might be familiar with that are derived from Native American culture. 10/23/2018 CLASS LINKS: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/native-american-sports https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/06/08/anthony-bourdain-thailand-parts-unknown.cnn
HOMEWORK: 6th- Research a food from the Eastern Hemisphere that you have never tried. Who eats it? What country or culture is it from? 7th- Identify a game or sport that was played by the Lenape, Nayack or Canarsee tribes. 10/22/2018 HOMEWORK: 6th- Research a location in the Eastern Hemisphere that you think would be a unique place to visit. Tell me where and why. 7th- Write 4 sentences on why you think the sports that you researched today are so popular. 10/17/2018 6th Compare and contrast 2 different places that you like to go. Movie theatre vs. Mcdonald’s, Park vs. Beach, etc. Yourresponse should tell why each place is different from each other and why you prefer one over the other. 7th Write 4 sentences on anything that changes ownership from one group or person to another. Apartments, cars, hand-me-down clothes, etc.
10/16/2018 6th Draw a map of someplace that you navigate every week (your apartment building, MS 890, your neighborhood). 7th Identify and investigate at least one component of culture of the Lenape Tribe that lived in present-day Brooklyn. 10/15/2018 HOMEWORK 6th Grade Complete your geography definitions on your handout. 7th Grade Identify 2 Native American tribes that lived in the area of present-day New York City. 10/12 HOMEWORK
6th and 7th Grade: On your Cultural Interview template conduct a brief interview with someone from a different generation than yourself. Write at least 2 sentences to answer each question.Due Monday 10/15
Week of 10/01-10/05 HOMEWORK 10/05 6th- Write a paragraph (4 sentences) on SIMPLE TOOLS that early man used which we still use today. 7th- Write a list of at least 7 different factors which make the climate zone that New York City is located in unique to the rest of the US.
10/03 6th- Generate 3 pieces of evidence why homo sapiens are more evolved than their ancestors. Write your findings on looseleaf. 7th-Write about what the pros and cons would be for living in 3 different US climate zones, you may use any reliable source that you wish to support your opinions.
10/02 6th-Write 1 paragraph (4 sentences) on how Lucy’s life was different from Otzi’s.7th-Identify and shade in/color the different US states that you have visited in your life . 10/01 6th Graders- Review your self-written quizzes and select the 5 overall toughest questions. Use a highlighter to mark which ones you have chosen.7th Graders- Write 1 paragraph (4 sentences) on why it is important that we use reliable information for our research. Week of 9/24-9/28 We will be learning about annotation and applying it to texts regarding prehistoric figures. HOMEWORK 9/24 Practice annotation on the sample text distributed in class. 9/25 Using the text on Otzi, write 5 ways in which your life is different from his life. Extra credit for definitions for the following terms: paleometallurgy, paleontology, iceberg, archaeobotany, subclavian. 9/26 Study assigned article on Otzi the Iceman. 9/27 Complete the annotation process using our new symbology on the entire article on Otzi. Annotated article due on Monday,10/1. Week of 9/17-9/21 We will be discussing how archaeology is used to decode the past. We are concentrating on the case of the hominid "Lucy". HOMEWORK 9/17: Select one of the guided questions from the Lucy handout to write about. If you have not yet presented your findings from yesterday select your edited response to present to the class. 9/18: Think about how future civilizations will learn about us. Write a paragraph about what clues future civilizations will use to learn about us. How will our civilization be thought of? What could we have done better? What did we do well? This should be 4-5 sentences long. Week of 9/10-9/14 We will be discussing the concepts of rights, privileges, responsibilities, and ethics. Homework for 9/12: Construct one paragraph on an example of a right, responsibility, or privilege that students deal with in their own life.