WELCOME TO HISTORY ALIVE!
This is the online textbook series that is being used by our 5th through 8th grade students. Below is a description of the curriculum for each grade.
GOOGLEDOCS & CLASSROOM
All writing assignments will be completed using Googledocs and placed in a Google drive folder for grading. In an effort to go paperless, most in class resources being used to supplement the curriculum can be accessed via classroom. Classroom can be accessed via a student google account. This will help eliminate lost/missed assignments.
Our 7th & 8th grade students will be completing weekly Current Events that are due each Friday. Current Events Topics will be posted each Monday and will be reviewed with the class on that day. They can be accessed from the Main Menu under Current Events Topics.
Our 5th & 6th grade students will be completing monthly Current Events. Topics will be assigned at the beginning of the month and will be reviewed with the class. They are due on the last Friday of each month.
Students will not be receiving a hardcopy textbook (unless one is needed for home use) since we are using the Chromebooks during in class instruction. Textbooks will remain in the classroom that students can access at any time. Chapter Online Assessments can be accessed using the link below.
To Access the Online Textbook/Online Assessments: www.teachTCI.com
Username is your childs first initial and last name.
Password is Hamburg (must use uppercase H only)
Our Fifth Graders will be studying America's Past. Topics to be covered include:
Geography of the United States
American Indian Cultural Regions
European Exploration to the New World
Early English Settlements
Declaration of Independence
The Bill of Rights
Causes of the Civil War
The Civil War
Our Sixth graders will be studying the civilizations of the world from Ancient Times to the Medieval Period. Topics to be covered include:
People of the Stone Age
At the end of the year, our 6th graders will be competing in a mock ancient Greek Olympics.
Our Seventh graders will be studying the Medieval Period to European Exploration. Topics to be covered include:
At the end of the year, our 7th graders will be hosting an authentic Renaissance Faire for the enjoyment of our elementary students.
Our Eighth graders will begin their studies with Early America and end with a unit on the Holocaust. Topics to be covered include:
All tests and quizzes will be sent home for a parent/guardian signature and returned to me. This will be counted as a homework grade.
Current Events 10%
Online Assessments 10%
Missed assignments must be made up the day after it was assigned or a zero will be given. For long-term assignments, students receive a half grade lower on the assignment for each day it is late.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 973-827-7570 ext. 422.
Please be aware that the fastest way to reach me is by email.