Homework 11/10

I’ll update this further tonight


Math-  Today we started Chapter 3, Lesson 1, Adding Unlike Fractions, pg. 122 (if you want to use the textbook on Think Central to support the notes we took today)

For this weekend, students are to complete 5A Workbook pgs. 101-104, #s 10-18


Writing– turn your ‘Western Expansion’ notes into a full 5 paragraph essay.  Students had almost 2 hours yesterday in class to begin their research.  The assignment last night was to organize your notes into similar categories so that setting up the body paragraphs of your paper would be easier over the weekend.  If you have any other questions, just let me know.  This assignment is to get a baseline of what students are capable of when it comes to research papers so I just want you to put y our best foot forward, make sure that you are putting the necessary time to produce your best work!

Each of the 3 body paragraphs should contain a set of similar facts (don’t randomly list information, make sure you explain why the information you are including is important to the main idea of your paper).

  • ***For Monday I will collect your notes and your essay so I can see how you shaped the information into your own words.  
  • 5 paragraphs with a proper introduction and conclusion.

Below is a list of websites and topics that we used to select our topics (Paislee, you can use this information below to pick a topic and begin writing your notes for Monday.  Once you select a topic, you may use Google to begin your research)

Website Suggestions

Topic Suggestions

  • French and Indian War
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Pony Express
  • Gold Rush
  • Oregon Trail
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Native Americans
  • Gadsden Purchase
  • Daniel Boone
  • Sam Houston
  • Annie Oakley
  • Sacagawea
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • James K. Polk…etc.


Social Studies/Reading– finish your Building Communities packet (if not already completed in class today).  Copies of the worksheets are attached below…


Opinion: African American Museum, by John Lewis (reading packet)

  • Hi-lite FACTS in one color and OPINIONS in another color (or underline, just make sure that I can tell the difference between the two).

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