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Chapter 9: Ancient Greece

We can thank ancient Greece for many of the ideas and values we share today.  Ancient Greece was the birthplace of what we call Western Civilization.  More than 2,000 years ago, Greek civilization made great advances in art and science.  Greek beliefs about learning, beauty, and medicine still affect our lives.  Even more important were Greek beliefs in the freedom and worth of each citizen.  From these beliefs came the idea that people should be free to rule themselves.  This idea led to the creation of a democracy.

Homework: (dates are tentative)

  • Jan 17: Worksheet #62 Due

  • Jan 19: Chapter 9 Crossword Due

Test: Thursday, January 19

7th Grade

Chapter 5: Jeffersonian America

The country would double in size with the purchase of Louisiana from the French.  The time period would be one of exploration with Lewis & Clarks' Corps of Discovery.  We will learn about how the government once again tried to follow Washington's example of staying out of foreign conflicts.  Jefferson was successful but would his successor be?  We'll have to wait till the next section for that.

Homework: (dates are tentative)

  • Jan. 18: Chapter 5 Vocabulary Due

  • Jan. 18: Read Lesson 4

  • Jan. 20: Jefferson Crossword & J. Marshall Worksheet due

  • Jan. 24: Chapter 5 Crossword Due

Test: Tuesday, January 24

8th Grade

Chapter 20 - The Roaring 20s

The era of the 1920s was a truly unique time.  The Great War was over.  The United States returned to its old foreign policy of isolation.  Business boomed.  The 18th amendment had prohibited alcohol and this resulted in unprecedented lawlessness and gang warfare.  But the good times would not last and the decade would end in disaster.  All this and more await our studies of The Roaring Twenties.

Homework: (dates are tentative)

  • Jan. 17: Read Lesson 4

  • Jan. 18: Chapter 20 Vocabulary Due

  • Jan. 23: Babe Ruth & Charles Lindbergh Worksheet Due

Test:  Week of January 23

 

 

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