Social Studies- update

First off, thank you to all the parents that came out today for the 3rd quarter awards assembly. You make it a very special event. We love to get a chance a to brag on your kids. And major kudos to Mr. Ferriter for being the ever amazing master of ceremonies.

This week in social studies the focus has been on the African Kingdoms. The students completed the portion on west Africa with a quiz earlier in the week, and then the the focus shifted to the East African city-states. We examined the history and origins of the Swahili people and language and analyzed the the extensive trade routes across the Indian Ocean.

We will be wrapping up the African Unit with a test on Tuesday next week. We will be reviewing on Monday and competing a Study Guide in class. There is a Quizlet created for the students to begins studying over the weekend. During the 2nd half of the week, we will begin the next unit on the Middle Ages – Europe.

Have a great weekend!