Elementary History Oct. 23- Oct. 27

Civil War Education Week

Monday – Wednesday

All 4th and 5th grade students will be completing an American Civil War lapbook.

This activity will include cutting, pasting and discussion of important Civil War facts.

The 4th grade students will complete this activity during their regular history class periods.

The 5th grade students will work on their lapbook during their morning writing class.

There will be no spelling test this week.

All students will join together for a movie about Harriet Tubman after Tuesday chapel.

Topics to be covered:

  • Civil War map
  • Causes of the war
  • Weapons
  • Important Civil War battles (Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Gettysburg and Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse)
  • Slavery and the Road to War (Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad)
  • Presidents and Generals
  • Honest Abe
  • Flags

Thursday – Early dismissal at 11:00AM

Friday – Field Trip to Brattonsville’s Civil War Education Day.

All 4th and 5th grade students must be at CSCL by 7:45AM.  We will be leaving promptly at 8:00AM. Please bring a bag lunch and a bottle of water. Please write your child’s name on the bag (plastic or paper). The bags will be placed in coolers until lunchtime. We should be returning to CSCL around 2PM.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to

Donna Reynolds, Elementary History:

or 973-600-1938.

We all are looking forward to an exciting week!


Grade 3 World History


  • Students learn about the First Kings of England.  Read and discuss Chapter 15 in Story of the World Vol. 2.  Important events include:  the Viking invasion of England, Alfred the Great and the Battle of Hastings.
  • Complete map work of England and Normandy on Student p. 59.
  • Color pages of Alfred the Great (Student p. 60) and the Bayeux Tapestry (Student p. 61) which commemorates the Battle of Hastings.


  • Watch YouTube video, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Battle of Hastings (11 min).
  • Learn about the origin of the English Language.  Read and discuss Chapter 16, England after the Conquest, pp. 140-144.
  • Students follow a teacher made study sheet showing examples of Old English writing and words taken from Welsh, Latin, the Vikings and the Normans.
  • Students attend carnival presented by Mr. Rogers’ economics class in parking lot.