Day of Silence




History of US: The First Americans


Studying the Mound Builders

Studying the Mound Builders

We have been reading History of US: The First Americans together as a class, and now students will be working on a social studies research project in small groups. Each group is learning about people that lived in different regions of the US: Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, Cliff Dwellers in the Southwest, People of the Longhouse/Iroquois, and the Mound builders. The project was introduced last week going over: strategies to read and discuss nonfiction, attention to text features, gathering appropriate resources, note taking, and recording sources. We have been learning the 5 strands of SS (geography, culture, civics & government, economics and history) so students are looking for these aspects of each region/people they study. We are also working on reading and learning SS through a “Social Justice lens” with the use of the Social Justice topic handout in SSNB. Ask your child what they are learning. Feel free to add to our resources with  your own or a visit to the library or good website suggestions.


Studying the People of the Longhouse

Studying the People of the Longhouse

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Dine out for FDNSC!

Dine out for

     Francine Delany! 

Tues., Sept. 24, 5-9pm.

 local taco

Help us raise funds for our trip to Sound to Sea! Each year 6th grade visits the NC coast to study marine ecology by learning about the ocean, beach, sound and maritime forest.
Visit Local Taco, 68 N. Lexington Avenue downtown, and say you are there for FDNSC.
Ten percent of their proceeds will be donated to help with our trip. Funds raised will help ensure all students attend this trip.

Building Community

Students share about each others special places, influential people, hobbies, interests, and memories. photo (28)