Social Studies Update
In Social Studies, students have finally wrapped up the Roman Empire - bidding goodbye to the Romans by writing odes to their civilization and why it fell. Ask your son or daughter to share their ode with you!
Right now, students are working on the Byzantine Empire, with an assessment next Monday, November 21. If your child will be absent next week, please encourage them to let me know so we can make arrangements.
Students are currently looking at Justinian's Code, the set of laws enacted by Emperor Justinian in the early 500s CE. Students are looking at parallels between what Justinian and his lawmakers wrote and what our Founding Fathers included in the Declaration of Independence. Over the next couple of days, we will be discussing what makes a good leader and why Justinian might not necessarily have been the best leader despite his impressive legacy.
As the Thanksgiving (short) break draws near, it is important that students continue to stay on top of their homework and test preparation. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ms. Amaral - Social Studies