This week in Social Studies the students will be learning about ancient Rome. They will be investigating some famous Romans like Julius Caesar, Spartacus, Augustus, and Constantine. They will be performing an in-class production of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, which is bound to be entertaining. Then students will be analyzing some Roman forms of entertainment like gladiators, chariots racing, and relaxing at the baths. The students will use the SAS Curriculum Pathways website to examine the amazing construction engineering projects completed by the Romans. Finally, this week we will be studying the religion of Christianity and its basics beliefs, which began during this time period.
Also parents, I am in the process of renewing my National Board Teaching Certification this year, which means that I will need to video tape a couple of lessons in the coming weeks to complete my portfolio. Today the students brought home a Student Release Form, which is a form that allows them to be in the video taped lessons. Please ask your student for the form and complete the parent section on the back and then have it returned back to me. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to ask. I greatly appreciate all of your assistance.