Hello, everyone! It’s our first full week of school, so we have quite a packed agenda. Since Wednesday is September 11, each of the social studies classes will take a break from the regular curriculum to study how the world has changed since 9-11. Here are the rest of the updates.
6th Social Studies
This week we will be wrapping up our first chapter. We will be talking about how we study geography and how geography affects history and how people live. The students will have a quiz on chapter 1 next Tuesday, September 17. They will complete a review in class.
In religion, the students will begin with a review of how the Bible is organized and the basic ideas in each part of the Bible. The memory quiz is on Thursday, and The verse our verse for the year, Colossians 2:6-7, “so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
7th Social Studies
In seventh grade, we are learning about the earliest cultures that developed in North and South America. The students will be doing an activity related the Mayan glyphs, but with their own spin. You’ll see them on display at Back to School Night. Then, we will be focusing on the Native American tribes of the United States and Canada.
8th Social Studies
This week we will be looking at the early days of the Civil War, specifically the lessons learned from the early battles, and what the soldiers experienced. They will be reading letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers, which will give them a first hand account of what these young men, boys in many cases, actually went through.
The students in eighth grade will be spending the next couple of weeks studying Genesis. This week, we will get into Adam and Eve falling into sin, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. In each of these lessons, we will see God’s grace at work, even in the midst of terrible times. The eighth grade also has a memory quiz on Thursday, and their verse is also our theme for the year, Colossians 2:6-7, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”