Week of March 14-18

Language Arts: This week students will continue to read Ticket to India and complete the comprehension questions, mapping, and sketches. We are planning on finishing the book. If needed, students can check out a book from me if they need to read over the break. Ticket to India Chapters 18-Epilogue is due Friday, March 18.

Social Studies: We will finish our Mandalas and paragraphs on Monday and Tuesday (due Tuesday, March 15), then begin our China unit with a China Geography Poster that we will begin before break and complete after we return to school.

Week of March 7-11

Link to Buddhist sand mandala art video: https://youtu.be/_au5RCor55M

Language Arts: Students will continue reading Ticket to India and working on the questions, sketches, and mapping. Students should complete their reading for Chapters 12-17 this week and submit their questions into Canvas on Friday, March 11.

Social Studies: We will complete a summative project by creating mandalas that represent Hindu gods/beliefs, as well as personal beliefs and culture. Students will draw their mandalas using only art and symbolism, and also write explanations of each symbol. Mandalas are due Friday, March 18.

Hindu sri yantra mandala, representing the evolution of the universe

Mandala of Amitayus, Tibet, 19th century, Rubin Museum of Art
Buddhist mandala, represents an ideal universe, used in meditation

Week of February 28-March 4

Creative Sculpture Links! https://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-sculptures/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic


Language Arts: Students will focus on Ticket to India Chapters 6-11, and will turn in their responses on Friday.

Social Studies: We will study the religion and history of Hinduism, with an assignment due on Thursday, and a quiz on Friday.



February 22-25

Titus Kaphar link: https://www.kapharstudio.com/

Tallest statues in the world: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/10/photos-15-tallest-statues-world/574531/

Language Arts: This week students will continue reading Ticket to India. The Prologue-Chapter 5 will be due Friday, February 25. Students need to submit their responses on Canvas, and also turn in the hard copies of their maps and sketches.

Social Studies: We will an overview about the religion of Buddhism this week. Students will turn in a Buddhism assignment on Thursday, February 24. Students will also take a quiz on some of the history and basic beliefs of Buddhism on Friday, February 25.

Week of February 14-18

Help support Sabina McMahon by buying socks in front of the school, or purchasing T-shirts online: http://bit.ly/TeamSabina

Your money helps to fund childhood cancer research!

N.H. Senzai website: http://www.nhsenzai.com/

Kehinde Wiley link: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/kehinde_wiley_new_republic/


Language Arts: Student will complete the revisions and edits for their Biography Final Drafts to turn them in on Tuesday, February 15. Then we will begin reading the novel Ticket to India by N.H. Senzai.

Social Studies: Students will show what they have learned about the Mauryan and Gupta empires by creating a book on Bookcreator. This book will focus on a timeline of the two empires. The Ancient India Timeline Book is due Friday, February 25.

Week of February 7-11

Details about The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles (painting above): https://philamuseum.org/collection/object/90056

Faith Ringgold website: https://www.faithringgold.com/

Language Arts: Students will continue working on their Biography Research Papers this week, by focusing on paragraphs 3-5, and making sure to have a formatted Bibliography. Paragraphs 3-5 are due Friday, February 11 (in class).

Social Studies: Students will focus on India’s geography in an in-depth way, looking at how it affects civilization. They will also look at the The Age of the Guptas, an empire in India known for its Golden Age. The India Geography and Age of the Guptas and both due Friday, February 11.