Friday, September 18, 2015

The Week in Rap and an Ancient Discovery

Exploration team members navigate the narrow chutes leading to the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave in South Africa where fossil elements belonging to H. naledi, a new species of human relative, were discovered.

Flocabulary: The Week in Rap  Many important news events took place this around the world this week. Let's review some of them with our friends at Flocabulary.
Newsela: Scientists Find Fossils of Early Relative of Humans  One of the news events referred to in "The Week in Rap" video by Flocabulary was the recent discovery of new fossils that appear to be of an early human ancestor. Go to your Social Studies Google Classroom and find the link to the article. Let's read it together and then take the quiz. 

Academic Study Hall  In school or college, a study period or "study hall" is a period in which a student may undertake self-directed learning activities, rather than having lessons being taught by a teacher (Source: Wikipedia). Today, if time permits, you have the opportunity to use this period to further your academic success in the best way you see fit. I would strongly suggest using part of this time to completing some of the Social Studies or Language Arts assignments from the past week which were due today, or the assignments, including the EdPuzzle activity, which are due next week.

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