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    Week of April 13, 2020

    Week of April 20, 2020

    • VS.10
      Government & economy
      Read the textbook chapter on the branches of government and crate a brochure that talks about all three branches. Make an index card with the name each region, and then find household items that represent the products and industries of VA and sort them. Then share the sort with a parent or family member, or take a photo or Flipgrid video to share with the teacher. Sidewalk chalk a tree with 3 branches.  Label each branch with one of the parts of VA's government and write what each branch is responsible for in Virginia's government.

    Week of April 27, 2020

    • REVIEW

      Geography and Indians

      Make a brochure highlighting each of the five regions of Virginia or create a salt dough map of Virginia showing the regions. Create a Venn Diagram and compare and contrast two regions of Virginia.  Include products and industries, as well as land and location features. Draw pictures of how American Indians got their food in all 4 seasons.
    • Review


      Play the game On the Trail of Captain John Smith (https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/action-and-adventure/on-the-trail-of-captain-john-smith/). Draw a map of Jamestown in 1607. Compare and contrast it with a map of Jamestown today.  Draw a picture of Werowocomoco.  Compare and contrast it with a drawing of Jamestown.  

    Week of May 4, 2020

    • VS.4
      Colonial life
      Go on a virtual tour of Monticello (https://www.monticello.org/house-gardens/virtual-tours-of-monticello/). Create a comic strip showing a day in the life of a colonist in Virginia. Write a diary entry where you pretend that you're a colonist living in Virgina. Tell us what your daily life is like.
      American Revolution
      Complete the following virtual field trip on the American Revolution: http://www.scholastic.com/beyondthebattlefield/ Figure out which Revolutionary War figure you're most like in this quiz: https://www.historyisfun.org/how_revolutionary_are_you/ Write a "letter to grandma" who is still in England and explain to her which side you have decided to fight for- the Loyalists or the Patriots.  Be sure to tell her reasons why you felt like you had to choose this side.  Be sure to set it up like a real letter, with the date (appropriate to the time period), greeting, body, closing, and signature!

    Week of May 11, 2020

    • VS.6
      New nation
      Complete the following activity on Washington and Madison. https://www.quia.com/cz/56123.html Make a comic strip explaing the following mens' contributions -- George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and George Mason. Pretend your are a teacher and create a "Tips and Tricks" notes page to help your "students" remember all of the documents and people in the New Nation unit, including:George Washington, George Mason, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, VA Declaration of Rights, VA Statute for Religious Freedom, Preamble to the Constitution, etc...
      Civil War
      Play one of the following games about Civil War information: https://www.quia.com/pop/39090.html OR https://www.quia.com/rr/106764.html Watch the following videos. Pick one and put on a news report for your family about the information you learned. https://emediava.org/lo/1000116069 OR https://emediava.org/lo/31779 OR https://emediava.org/lo/1000020205 Create an illustrated timeline of important Civil War events.

    Week of May 18, 2020

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