Social Studies

Students received progress grade reports during 7th period yesterday to bring home.  Please check in with your students to see these grade reports which show their grades for all classes as of Wednesday, October 14th.  If they misplaced the report, you may also log in to Home Access Center and see assignments and grades anytime.  If you have trouble logging in, contact the Cascade office for assistance.

Cave Wall 2.1Take a look at our cave wall in the hall!  Students had a great time creating their own cave art by hand (literally in some cases!)  Students used bamboo sticks, straws (to emulate using hollow bird bones), charcoal, chalk, paint, brushes, and their own fingers to get into the role of an ancient artist.  Ask your student about cave art and some of the theories social scientists have about why ancient man created these drawings. Handprints Deer 2 Turtle Caveman Modern Cave

 

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Lascaux Cave Painting: Lascaux, France

Lascaux Cave Painting: Lascaux, France

We have completed our first chapter of study on geography.  The knowledge students have gained of the continents, oceans, and the five themes of geography will continue to build as we continue our study of each ancient civilization.  This week we will move into our study of early man, cave art, and the hunter-gatherer societies they first formed.  Don’t be surprised if students come home soon with a request to bring some unusual items to school, such as rocks, sticks, pine cones or even the bones from your chicken dinner!  We are planning to create some cave art paintings of our own, as authentically as possible.