Ms. Hyland's Social Studies Class
(including geography and current events)
Universals of Culture
Regular Homework: example
Most weeks homework is handed out on Thursday and due the following Thursday.
Select a non-fiction book, read 20 minutes throughout the week, and fill in the assignment about the book.
Generic homework assignment attached here: HW#5
Select an article, print it, and bring it into class on the assigned due date. These websites are helpful for students: newsela.com and dogonews.com
In class students will write a summary and create an opinion.
Prepare a project to share with a small group of students on the assigned due date. Include the 5Ws and H.
Do not spend money! Check with me for supplies I have a school.
Some ideas: board game, diorama, puppets, build something, poster with some special effect (like 3-d)--Poster with only print-outs from the computer is not acceptable.
Current Event Due Dates (subject to change)
article due project due/sharing in class
October 4th 11th
November Oct 25th Nov 11 th
December Nov 29 Dec 6
January TBD TBD
February TBD TBD
March TBD TBD
April TBD TBD
May TBD TBD
Useful and fun social studies websites:
newsela.com/ (current events - you can select the reading level)
dogonews.com (current events)
nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz (to practice for our Geo Bee at the beginning of January)
10fastfingers.com (typing test)
Dance Mat Typing (to practice typing -- remember to keep all your fingers on the keyboard!)