Welcome back to a new week! The month of September is flying by, and in a few classes, we are already prepping for the first unit tests. Here are the updates for this week.
This week we are covering some of the most well known stories and figures from the Bible. We will study Noah and how he responded to God in faith when warned about the coming Great Flood. Then, we will learn about the incident following the flood, the Tower of Babel. Lastly, we will start the series of lessons on Abraham, Isaac, and their families. The memory verse for this week is Romans 5:10, which is posted on the Google Classroom.
6th Social Studies
This week we will be finishing up our study of the Prehistoric Era. We will learn about the innovations that allowed early humans to start farming and then settle into city-states that would eventually turn into the world’s first civilizations. The test on Topic 1 will be on Wednesday, September 28th. The students will complete a review for classwork/homework, and then we will go over it together in class the next day. We will also play a review game to help prepare for the test. The review will be posted on the Google Classroom on Friday, September 23rd. In the meantime, the students should review their notes and homework assignments a little each day.
In religion we will be studying God’s Word, and how God gave us His Word. The lessons will focus on the angels visiting Abram and Sarah to communicate God’s promises. and then God giving His Word to the prophet Jeremiah. The memory verse for this week is Isaiah 44:6, and it is posted on the Google Classroom.
7th Social Studies
The last week and a half have focused primarily on early cultures of North and South America. This week we will be branching of to European, Asian, and African trade networks and cultural influences on the exploration and formation of the United States. One of the figures we will be studying is Christopher Columbus. In recent years the holiday bearing his name has begun to shift to celebrating Indigenous People of America, or Italian heritage. The students will be assigned to create a holiday for someone who they believe deserves to be honored with their own special day. This will be the last assignment for Topic 1 before we start reviewing for the Topic 1 test. The test will be on Friday, September 30th. The review will be posted on the Google Classroom next Monday, September 26th. In the meantime, the students should review their notes and homework assignments a little each day.
In religion this week, we will begin a series of lessons on Abraham and his family. The focus of these lessons are God’s promises to Abraham, and Abraham praying faithfully to God. As part of the lesson on Abraham praying for Sodom and Gomorrah, we will also study the Lord’s Prayer and the students will rewrite it based on the explanation of each part in Luther’s Catechism. The memory verse for this week is 2 Corinthians 10:17-18, which is posted on the Google Classroom.
8th Social Studies
Over the last week and a half, we have studied the events and people leading up to the Civil War, and this week we will get into the actual battles and life during the war. One of the major events we will study this week is Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which not only changed the course of the war, but also changed the lives of millions of people. To supplement our studies, the students will also be reading letters written by Civil War soldiers describing their lives on the battle field to their families back home. The test on the Civil War will be the during the first week of October.