Mrs. Dickerson’s Classroom

  • Dies Martiis, III Decembris MMXIX (Tuesday, 3 December 2019)

Volo vobis bonae deie nivis!  See homework below for all classes BUT 7/8th grade:  your essays were assigned yesterday, and should still be due on Thursday because you have all you need to write today!  In case you left the essay questions at school, here they are:  

American History Chapter 4 Essays:

Choose three of the following essays and write a 1/2 page to a 1 page essay for each one.  Essays must be in ink + cursive OR typed.  Typed essays must reach at least half of the page, and must be double-spaced.  Only one cross-out error allowed, margins and good writing skills apply, especially if handwritten. [And don’t bother with tricks like big font/handwriting, starting several lines down the page, etc.  I wasn’t born yesterday. Some of those tricks are ageless…;-)]

***Make sure you answer or hit each and every multi-step question and use detail to support your idea.  Begin with a topic sentence that clearly states the answer to the question, then add sentences to prove and support your claim.  End with one summary statement to pull it all together.

_____1.  How is current American society different from colonial society in regards to class?  How do class differences continue?  To answer this question, you need to name and describe the classes in both societies (if you think we still have classes today), then name specific examples of how we can see class differences today.

_____2.  How did Europe’s lifestyle lead to the colonists’ approval of slavery? (To answer this question, you will need specific examples of life in several colonies and European countries or classes.  Then you will need to discuss how slavery developed, primarily in what colonies, and why.). Describe why slavery developed in the south and was not so prevalent (though allowed) in the north.

_____3.  How did the Great Awakening lead some colonists to begin thinking more about their personal and political liberty?  Describe and define the Great Awakening, name at least 2 influential preachers and/or events, where it happened, and when, then describe how these events led people away from class distinctions and away from political dependence on England.  

_____4.  Describe, in detail, the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials.  Describe the location, year, political, and social conditions that led to the hysteria.  Describe what happened, what the religious affiliation was of the people of Salem, and think of at least 2 laws we have today that would prevent so many people from the same fates as the accused suffered then.

Take your time, use your textbook and workbook, make a diagram to help you plan, write a rough draft.  Your final draft is due Thursday, 12/5.  You may email your final draft to magistradickerson@gmail.com!

Dies Lunae, II Decembris MMXIX (Monday, 2 December 2019)

3/4:  Bible:  study Bible verse for Thursday’s quiz.  “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27  History:  working on a flip book about the 3 branches of goverment—almost done! (No HW this week)

5/6:  Latin:  translations for chapter 5 due Wednesday, when Mrs. D gets back from Boston (Liam’s scans are this week, prayers appreciated).  Also, make note cards for vocab…you never know when a vocab quiz might appear!  Later this week:  find and type out 5 famous infinitives (In quotes, like “To be or not to be…” or “To boldly go where no man has gone before”-even though that’s a no-no split infinitive…) Get help from parents/grandparents for this one!  Tuesday:  Building the Meaning notes and worksheet 5A History:  none today, but Tuesday will have a paper doll-style model of an artifact from the Tabernacle to finish for Wednesday.

7/8:  history; working on writing good essay answers, in combination with history this week, so students have a 4 day essay assignment.  Choose three of four short 1/2 to 1 page essays (each) to answer, using the text and//or workbook.  Class time is given to finish this,, but all essays are due THURSDAY, typed or ink/cursive.  We’re working on answering all the parts of the essay questions, with supporting detail.  Latin:  Latin I:  working through syllabus, Latin II:  finishing up ch 1-8 review for Thursday, Latin III:  Notes on Uses of the Infinitive and ex 20 C, Tuesday: , Latin IV:  notes on the Dative Case/Indirect Objects and ex 22 C , Tuesday: ex 22d, 22e, Wednesday: wksht 22d, Nouns:  Dative or Ablative notes, Thursday: text 22f, 22g

Dies Veneris, XXII Novembris MMXIX (Friday, 22 November 2019)

3/4:  Bible: finish worksheet page 9.3, do 9.4 for Monday  Bible verse;  “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

5/6:  Latin:  the holiday posed a scheduling glitch, so today’s ch 4 test was postponed until Monday.  No Latin hw today.  history:  none

7/8:  no Latin this week.  history:  none, though chapter vocab sketches or outlines, section 1-3, are due on Monday!  We have finished our film on the Salem Witch Trials:  ask your student how times have changed, and what is different about our laws and court systems because of this incident in our history!

Dies Iovis, XXI Novembris MMXIX (Thursday, 21 November 2019)

3/4:  social studies:  none.  Bible:  finish 9.1 (remember to look up verses in the Bible!) and do 9.2 for homework.  Verse this week:  Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

5/6:  Latin:  finish correcting ch 4 syllabus, study for ch 4 TEST tomorrow, history:  nihil

7/8:  Latin:  nihil, history:  outline (or do vocab sketches) for chapter 4.3:  Colonial Education.  They will be checked tomorrow.

Dies Mercuriis, XX Novembris MMXIX (Wednesday, 20 November 2019)

3/4:  history:  no homework (we’re working on the 3 branches of government—ask about the Supreme Court). Bible:  quiz on the Trinity and Matthew 3:16-17. “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

5/6th:  Latin:  finish up ch 4 syllabus, TEST on FRIDAY.  History:  none

7/8:  Latin:  none, history:  none (we are watching a movie on the Salem Witch Trials)