Directions:Read the following letter silently to
yourself.When you are finished, answer
the questions below in neat, complete, and thoughtful sentences.Go Above and Beyond if you finish early.
Monday, September 7,
Dear Pride of 2011,
back, seventh graders!I hope you had a
restful break and are ready to being our SEARCH FOR EMPOWERMENT.Remember, we never simply study the
past.We study history to solve
problems, to find empowering memories, and to build a better tomorrow.
where should we start?So many of the
world?s problems (in Iraq,
in Israel, in the United States)
arise because people have different beliefs about the world and about God.We are going to begin seventh grade history
with a unit on BELIEF SYSTEMS.We will
study major religions around the world and see what many have in common.
we start this unit, we will be adding our fifth and final theme ? CULTURE.Culture means, basically, ?what people do and
what people believe.?We have a strong
culture at GCP.What do GCP students
do?What do GCP students believe?These are questions you can probably already
Student Jobs:Each day this
week, you will learn about one of our classroom jobs.On Friday you will have the chance to apply
for one of these jobs.We will have two
RETURN CAPTAINS.Their job is to return
graded papers during the Do Now.Be
thinking about what would make a good return captain.
1.What is the title
of our first unit? __________________________________________