ELA and Social Studies

March 2018

Reading/WritingStudents will compare and contrast various stories and passages. In writing, students will identify and use figurative language within a text. Students will also review the constructed response strategy RACE/RAPP to prepare themselves for the Milestones.


Reading Wonders

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Social Studies 

Social Studies 

Students will explain the main idea of the suffrage movement, and learn the contributions and challenges faced by Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. Students should go on the Civil War Blendspace to preview and review concepts and skills. 

Civil War Vocabulary Words
free state - a state where slavery was banned
slave state - state where slavery was allowed
Missouri Compromise - divided the Louisiana Territory into areas allowing slavery and outlawing slavery
tariff - a tax placed on imports or exports to control the sale price
climate - weather of an area over a number of years
abolitionist - person who wanted to end slavery in the U.S.
civil war - an armed conflict between groups within one country
secede - to withdraw from the Union
debate - formal argument about different political issues
Anaconda Plan - Union's three-part plan for defeating the Confederacy and ending the Civil War
treason - act of betraying one's country
total war - to attack an enemy's solders, civilians, and property
draft - selecting the persons for military service or some other special duty
Gettysburg Address - speech made by President Lincoln at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863
Emancipation Proclamation - official announcement that led to the end of slavery in the U.S.
malice - desire to harm someone
assassination - murder of an important person 
sectionalism - regional loyalty to a section or region 
retreat - to fall back
casualty - person who has been killed or wounded in a war
abolish - to do away with




Everyday- Read for 30 minutes

Social Studies