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Hoos, JuliaCheri
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History 8 - Semester 1
History 8 - Semester 2
Freshman Seminar


I love history and I hope that you learn to love it too. If you are curious, work diligently, and stay involved in class, it might even be fun! We are going to ask and answer a lot of questions. By the end of the year you will know more about the history of our country. But more importantly, you will have learned new ways to solve problems, and will know how to answer your own questions about the world and how to check to make sure your answers are reasonable.

Use the navigation menu at the left and click on your COURSE NAME for homework assignments.

Course Syllabus
Cornell Notes
Beauvoir Toolkit >>

History 8 - Semester 1

Social Studies 8 Semester 1

North America Before the Revolution

Handouts:

  • Syllabus (see link above, right)
  • Map of the 50 US states (available in class)
  • List of states and capitals
  • Reading Notes 1 (available in class)
  • Persuasive Postcards - directions (available in class)
  • Triangular Trade - blank map (available in class)

Resources:

Assignments (due the next day unless another due date is given):

Week of 10/9 - 10/13

MONDAY 1) UNIT EXAM TOMORROW!!!  You will need a dark blue or black ink pen.  Be prepared to turn in the following two work packets:
    Packet A:  Two triangular trade maps; Cornell Notes on Triangular Trade, Southern Colonies, New England Colonies
    Packet B:  ALL OTHER NOTES (Corrected xeroxed packet PLUS the five other papers provided in class)
2) If you did not drop off your 200 blank note cards in class today - bring them to class tomorrow!  3x5 or 4x6 are acceptable.  If you need help with this, please let me know immediately.  When I have asked y'all in class, very few of y'all have indicated that you need help...
TUESDAY 1) Use the sample files found on this website in the blue "CONSTITUTION" bar to see if you are able to print onto flashcard-sized paper.  Use the 3x5 link to try to print on a 3x5 card.  Use the 4x6 link to try to print onto a 4x6 card.  If these sample files work for you, then, in all likelihood, you will be able to PRINT the question side of your Constitution cards, which will save you A LOT of time and energy!!!!!  I need to know NO LATER THAN THURSDAY whether or not printing will work for you.  If printing will not work for you, that's fine, I just need to know so I can plan accordingly.  It is a lot more work for me, and I am perfectly happy to do that work, but I NEED TO KNOW so that I have the time to do that work. Thank you for your help with this!!!!
2) Begin reading chapters 8-10
WEDNESDAY  SEE TUESDAY
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Continue reading chapters 8-10
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) IF you are going to PRINT the questions on your cards, start that process NOW.  The files will be active this afternoon.  At a minimum, you need 1-40 completed for Monday.

MONDAY 1) Study for next Tuesday's unit exam on the causes and events of the American Revolution.  All the work we have completed so far will be on the exam, in addition to what we complete this week.  Parts of chapters 3, 4, and 7 will be addressed on the exam.  ALL of chapters 5 and 6 will be on the exam.  MANY of you have been procrastinating on your reading and studying.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
PERIOD 6 ONLY:  Complete your Cornell Notes on the "New England Triangle" in your page of notes on Triangular Trade using the map we completed in class today.  This assignment will be checked at the beginning of class tomorrow so, be prepared, and DON'T BE LATE!
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork, if necessary
2) See Monday
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork, if necessary
2) See Monday
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork, if necessary
2) See Monday
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork, if necessary
2) See Monday

Week of 9/25 - 9/29

MONDAY 1) There will be a unit exam (probably on October 9 or October 10) on the causes and events of the American Revolution.  The exam will include select parts of chapters 3 and 4, all of chapters 5 and 6, and select parts of chapter 7.  Start reading and studying NOW.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
TUESDAY See Monday.
WEDNESDAY  Finish classwork (if necessary)
See Monday
THURSDAY Finish classwork (if necessary)
See Monday
FRIDAY Finish classwork (if necessary)
See Monday

Week of 9/18 - 9/22

MONDAY 1) NO HOMEWORK...
...however...a number of you did not turn in your class notes or Reading Notes for chapter 1 today.  If you know you did not turn these in, make sure to finish them and turn them in tomorrow.  
TUESDAY 1) Read/re-read chapters 3 & 4.  You should already have done this in class, but, in case you haven't - get yourself caught up.  Pay particularly careful attention to the following sections: 3.1, 3.2, 3.11, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, 4.13
WEDNESDAY  1) Read/re-read chapters 5 & 6.  We will be working with these chapters this week and next week.  It is important that you understand ALL of the content in these two essential chapters!
THURSDAY NO SCHOOL
FRIDAY NO HOMEWORK...unless you still haven't mastered chapters 3-5.  Check Tuesday's and Wednesday's assignments above and make sure you understand the listed sections.  

Like to be prepared for what's coming up?  In a few weeks, we will be starting our unit on the US Constitution.  You will need 200 blank flashcards for this unit.  You may use either 3" x 5" or 4" x 6" cards.  Avoid cards that are spiral bound or otherwise attached together. If you already have blank flashcards, use the links in the next unit tab (below) to see if you can print the sample card onto one of your cards.  If you can figure out how to do this now, it will save you A LOT of time and energy later!

 Week of  9/11 - 9/15

MONDAY 1) Quiz MONDAY (note change) on chapter 1.  Study ALL notes on ALL EIGHT cultural regions.  Yes, you will only have to write about two regions on the quiz, but, since you won't know which two you will have to write about, you must study ALL EIGHT in order to be prepared!  Your class notes and Reading Notes 1 will be collected at the beginning of class on the day of the quiz. 
TUESDAY See Monday
WEDNESDAY  See Monday
THURSDAY See Monday
NOTE: If you were at Dialogue today, you missed an in-class writing assignment.  Please see Miss Hoos to get what you missed. [Reading Notes 1]
FRIDAY No homework...but, since I agreed to move the quiz to Monday, it's a good idea to review before then.  
Your class notes and Reading Notes 1 will be collected at the beginning of class on the day of the quiz. 

Week of 9/4 - 9/8

MONDAY NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday
TUESDAY NO HOMEWORK
...however...
Some of you already have zeroes on assignments!  This is not good!  If you know you need to turn something in, please take care of it right away.  If you need an additional copy of something, please let me know.
WEDNESDAY  BLOCKS 1/3/5
1) Read chapter 1 by Monday
2) Study notes on Native American cultural regions for upcoming assessment.
3) You should already have had more than enough time to read chapter 3 in class, but, if you have not done so, please make sure you have read chapter 3 by Friday. You will need to have finished reading chapter 3 in order to be able to do Friday's assignment in class.  You will NOT have time in class on Friday to do the reading AND the assignment.  The assignment will be collected at the end of class on Friday.  DO YOUR READING AHEAD OF TIME!
THURSDAY BLOCKS 2/4/6
1) Read chapter 1 by Monday
2) Study notes on Native American cultural regions for upcoming assessment.
3) You should already have had more than enough time to read chapter 3 in class, but, if you have not done so, please make sure you have read chapter 3 by Friday. You will need to have finished reading chapter 3 in order to be able to do Friday's assignment in class.  The assignment will be collected at the end of class on Friday.  DO YOUR READING AHEAD OF TIME!

FRIDAY Still not done reading chapters 1 and 3???  Get caught up over the weekend!

Week of 8/29 - 9/2

MONDAY 1) Label the map of the 50 states and national capital provided in class.  Remember to USE PENCIL.  Location, capitalization, and spelling all count!  Use the names provided on the list you were given in class.  DO NOT label the items in parenthesis (capital cities).  We will learn these later.  DO NOT use abbreviations.  Write out the complete correct name of each location.  Remember to put a complete heading in the upper right-hand corner of your map.  Use the links provided above to help you prepare for the upcoming test on this map.
2) Complete textbook card; due NEXT TUESDAY
3) Completed signed syllabus page due NEXT TUESDAY
4) MAP TEST on the 50 states and national capital will be NEXT TUESDAY.  Start studying now.  Do not procrastinate.  
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
TUESDAY 1) CORRECT YOUR MAP!!!!  Use a colored pen that is NOT blue, black, or yellow to make all corrections.  Corrected maps will be collected for a grade at the beginning of class on Tuesday.  Have questions?  Ask your teacher!  Need another copy of the map?  Ask your teacher!  Want to know if you have done your corrections correctly?  Ask your teacher!
2) Complete textbook card; due NEXT TUESDAY.
3) Completed signed syllabus page due NEXT TUESDAY.
4) MAP TEST on the 50 states and national capital will be NEXT TUESDAY.  See Monday of this week (above) for additional information.  Do not procrastinate.  
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary and directed to do so by your teacher)
2) Complete textbook card; due TUESDAY
3) Completed signed syllabus page DUE TUESDAY
4) MAP TEST of the 50 states and national capital is on TUESDAY.  See Monday of this week (above) for additional information.  Do not procrastinate.  
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary and directed to do so by your teacher)
2) Complete textbook card; due TUESDAY
3) Completed signed syllabus page DUE TUESDAY
4) MAP TEST of the 50 states and national capital is on TUESDAY.  See Monday of this week (above) for additional information.  Do not procrastinate.  
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
NOTE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN 8TH GRADE DIALOGUE TODAY:  If you are in periods 1-5, you do not have anything due today.  You do not have to make up the activities you are missing in class today.  Have fun at Dialogue!  If you are in period 6 - Have fun at Dialogue...BUT...you will need to pick up papers from me on Friday to get caught up this weekend.  In the future, please keep yourself on task!
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary and directed to do so by your teacher)
2) Textbook card DUE TUESDAY
3) Completed signed syllabus page DUE TUESDAY
4) MAP TEST on the 50 states and national capital on TUESDAY
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY in observance of Labor Day.
Know location, capitalization, and spelling for Tuesday's test!

Causes and Impacts of the American Revolution

SEE PREVIOUS UNIT FOR THESE ASSIGNMENTS

Handouts:

Resources:

Assignments (due the next day unless another due date is given):


The US Constitution

  EXAM DATE: Tuesday, November 21 during 2nd period for ALL students  


CARD COUNT:  As of 11/13/17, ALL 200 cards should be complete!!!


Handouts:

  • Questions 1-200 (list)
  • Answers for cards 1-40 as "stickers" (available in class to all students)
  • Questions 1-200 as "stickers" (available in class for students who signed up by 10/13)
  • Answers for cards 41-43, 45-49, 57, and 60 as "stickers" (available in class to all students)
  • Answers for cards 105-106 as "stickers" (available in class to all students)
  • Answers for cards 107, 108, 115-118, 120, 123-125, 129-130, 133-134, and 136 as "stickers" (available in class to all students
  • Three Branches of Government (chart)
  • System of Checks and Balances (chart)
  • System of Checks and Balances (directions and answer choices)
  • Answers 126-128 to cut out and tape onto study cards (handout)
  • Study sheets for how a bill becomes a law on color-coded paper (available in class to all students)
  • Answers for 150-169 as "stickers" (available in class to all students)
  • Reading Notes 10 - Bill of Rights shield (available in class to all students)
  • Answer for 121 to cut out and tape onto card (available in class to all students)
  • Answers for 179-191 as "stickers" (available in class to all students)
  • Court Cases (mnemonics)
Resources:

Use the links below to see whether or not it will be possible for you to print the QUESTION SIDE of each of your Constitution study cards.  Please be aware that the sample card files each have only one sample card.  This is NOT the file of all 200 cards.  The files for all 200 cards are available elsewhere on this page.  Scroll down to find them.

  • SAMPLE CARD (3x5)
  • SAMPLE CARD (4x6)
PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS FIRST BEFORE PRINTING YOUR CARDS!!!

Directions for printing the QUESTION side of the Constitution Study Cards:  
1) Click on the link for the list of all 200 questions.  
3) Click on the link for the card size you are printing.  
4) Double click the grey type in the header in the upper right-hand corner of a card and type your name (first and last) and period number in the appropriate places.  Close the header and save the file.  Your name and period number are now automatically in the upper right-hand corner of EACH CARD. {You're welcome.} 
3) BEFORE YOU PRINT, scroll all the way to the bottom of the file and make sure that the last card is card #200!  If you have too many cards, scroll up and find the questions that have gone onto two cards and shrink the font size for the questions that are making the questions split onto two cards.  The cards that are susceptible to this problem are usually in the 180s or 190s.  Each card from 41-178 should have ONE question and EACH court case (cards 179, 180, 185-191) should have SIX questions PER card.  Use the list you downloaded as in step one to check and make sure your cards are accurate before you print them!!!
4) Once you have made sure that your name, period number, and card number are correct on EACH card and that the last card is card 200, print your cards in small sets.  DO NOT PRINT THEM ALL AT ONCE!  You need to stay with your printer while the cards are printing so that you can stop the printer if something goes wrong and fix any problems that arise.
  • Constitution Study Questions 1-200 (list)
  • Constitution Study Cards 1-200 (3x5)
  • Constitution Study Cards 1-200 (4x6)
Review Links:
Assignments (due the next day unless another due date is given):  

Week of 11/20 - 11/24

MONDAY 1) EXAM TOMORROW.  Focus your study as listed below at the end of last week.   DO NOT spend ANY time tonight trying to put your cards back in order.  That is NOT a good use of your time before the test.
2) Get a good amount of sleep.  Resist the temptation to stay up late and "cram" - it will not pay off.  You need to be well rested.
3) Eat a healthy breakfast.  Avoid sugary or caffeinated foods that will cause you to "crash" during the test.
TUESDAY NO HOMEWORK
WEDNESDAY  1) If eligible, work on extra credit assigned in class today.  Review the extra credit policy provided in the syllabus.  Extra credit work is due at the beginning of class on Monday - NO EXCEPTIONS.
THURSDAY NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
FRIDAY NO SCHOOL - LOCAL HOLIDAY
REMINDER EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 11/27/17, WITHOUT EXCEPTION!

Week of 11/13 - 11/17

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (answers on cards 179-191)
2) Study ALL cards!  Quiz Friday!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study ALL cards!  Quiz Friday!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary) [link to purple handout in "Handouts" section above]
2) Study ALL cards!  Quiz Friday!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary) [link to purple handout in "Handouts section above]
2) Study ALL cards!  Quiz Friday!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study ALL cards!  EXAM Tuesday! 
Goal #1: NO RED CARDS
Goal #2: ALL GREEN CARDS
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
 REMINDER:  After you complete your card check in class on Friday, ALL of your cards need to be in three separate sets:
GREEN (cards you have mastered and know 100% without hesitation)
YELLOW (cards you 'kinda' know, hesitate to answer, or know only part of)
RED (cards you keep skipping or cards you just don't know)

No matter how good if feels, YOU NEED TO STOP FOCUSING ON THE GREEN CARDS! You know them, so shift your focus. 
Focus on moving RED cards to the YELLOW set.
Focus on moving YELLOW cards to the GREEN set.

Week of 11/6 - 11/10

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (answers on 150-172 and 192-200; finish Bill of Rights shield)
2) Study cards.  The next review quizzes are Monday, 11/13 and Friday 11/17.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
HOMEWORK REMINDERS:
 - EACH PICTURE gets a sentence.
 - EACH SENTENCE begins with "You have the right to"
 - "You have the right to" must be followed by a VERB
 - USE PENCIL!!!!
 - Blank is NOT the best you can do!
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (answers 173-178; transfer answers to cards 140-149 from your CORRECTED Bill of Rights shield)
2) Study cards.  The next review quizzes are Monday, 11/13 and Friday 11/17.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (answer on 121; transfer answers to cards 140-149 from your CORRECTED Bill of Rights shield)
2) Study cards.  The next review quizzes are Monday, 11/13 and Friday 11/17.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (see Thursday)
2) Study cards.  The next review quizzes are Monday, 11/13 and Friday 11/17.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
FRIDAY NO SCHOOL - VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY (observed)

Week of 10/30 - 11/3

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (answers, cards 107-108, 115-120, 122-125, 129-139)
2) Use PENCIL to complete the chart on the system of checks and balances.  If you need an additional copy of the chart or the directions pages, there are links available in the handouts section above.
3) Study for Friday's review quiz on all cards completed so far.  The quiz will focus on new cards completed this week, but will include review questions from earlier cards as well.  Study EACH AND EVERY DAY!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (answers, cards 109-114, 126-128 - this includes the cutting and the taping!!!; also finish updating your checks and balances chart if you did not finish this in class)
2) Study for Friday's review quiz on all cards completed so far.  The quiz will focus on new cards completed this week, but will include review questions from earlier cards as well.  Study EACH AND EVERY DAY!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for Friday's review quiz on all cards completed so far.  The quiz will focus on new cards completed this week, but will include review questions from earlier cards as well.  Study EACH AND EVERY DAY!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!

NOTE: If you are confused about the answers for cards 109-114, use this link.  You have the information you need on your CORRECTED chart on the system of checks and balances.
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for Friday's review quiz on all cards completed so far.  The quiz will focus on new cards completed this week, but will include review questions from earlier cards as well.  Study EACH AND EVERY DAY!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Continue to study cards...another review quiz is coming!!!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

MONDAY 1) If you have not already done so in the ample time already provided, finish creating the QUESTION side of ALL 200 study cards.  
2) You should already have the answers on cards 1-100 (except for 88 & 97).  If you do not have this information - reach out to a study buddy and get it!
3) Study for tomorrow's quiz on cards 1-62.
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary) [Period 1 - finish handout] {ALL classes - finish answers on 101-106}
2) Study for Friday's quiz.  The quiz will focus on cards 62-106, but will include review questions from 1-62.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY 1) Finish classwork [ALL CLASSES - USE PENCIL to complete the chart on the Three Branches of Government.  Use your cards and the textbook pages noted at the top of the chart to find the answers.  If you need another copy of this assignment, there is a link in the "Handouts" section at the top of this page.]
2) Study for Friday's quiz.  The quiz will focus on cards 62-106, but will include review questions from 1-62.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for MONDAY'S quiz (NOTE CHANGE).  This quiz will focus on cards 62-106, but will include review questions from 1-62.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) If you would benefit from additional study time, this weekend is an excellent opportunity to get caught up!  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
3) STUDY FOR MONDAY'S QUIZ.   BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE TWO REVIEW QUIZZES NEXT WEEK.

Week of 10/16 - 10/20

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (First and last name, period #, card #, question on cards 1-80; answers on cards 1-40)
2) Study all cards completed so far.  Quiz MONDAY.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (copy answers for cards 50-56 from the margin notes of the Constitution as explained in class)
2) Study all cards completed so far.  Quiz TUESDAY (note new date).  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
3) The following information must be on the 'question' side of EACH and every one of your 200 study cards (yes...ALL of them) by TUESDAY (note new date): first and last name, period #, card #, question. Continue working on this process a little each day.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
WEDNESDAY  See Tuesday; PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
THURSDAY See Tuesday; PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
FRIDAY See Tuesday; PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!

Week of 10/9 - 10/13

MONDAY 1) UNIT EXAM TOMORROW!!!  You will need a dark blue or black ink pen.  Be prepared to turn in the following two work packets:
    Packet A:  Two triangular trade maps; Cornell Notes on Triangular Trade, Southern Colonies, New England Colonies
    Packet B:  ALL OTHER NOTES (Corrected xeroxed packet PLUS the five other papers provided in class)
2) If you did not drop off your 200 blank note cards in class today - bring them to class tomorrow!  3x5 or 4x6 are acceptable.  If you need help with this, please let me know immediately.  When I have asked y'all in class, very few of y'all have indicated that you need help...
TUESDAY 1) Use the sample files found on this website in the blue "CONSTITUTION" bar to see if you are able to print onto flashcard-sized paper.  Use the 3x5 link to try to print on a 3x5 card.  Use the 4x6 link to try to print onto a 4x6 card.  If these sample files work for you, then, in all likelihood, you will be able to PRINT the question side of your Constitution cards, which will save you A LOT of time and energy!!!!!  I need to know NO LATER THAN THURSDAY whether or not printing will work for you.  If printing will not work for you, that's fine, I just need to know so I can plan accordingly.  It is a lot more work for me, and I am perfectly happy to do that work, but I NEED TO KNOW so that I have the time to do that work. Thank you for your help with this!!!!
2) Begin reading chapters 8-10
WEDNESDAY  SEE TUESDAY
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Continue reading chapters 8-10
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) IF you are going to PRINT the questions on your cards, start that process NOW.  The files will be active this evening.  At a minimum, you need 1-40 completed for Monday.  
REMINDERS for PRINTING people: 
* Please, please, PLEASE read all the directions above carefully before you start printing.  
* Print the cards a few at a time, NOT all at once!  I suggest printing them in sets of 10 (e.g. print 1-10, then print 11-20, then print 21-30...and so on)
* You need TWO files from the links above (1) the LIST of all 200 questions and (2) whichever file-type you figured out worked for you when you printed the sample card.
* If the numbers on the questions don't match the numbers on the cards, scroll down to find out where the problem starts, use a smaller font size for any question that is going on two cards instead of staying on one card.

The New Republic [YOU ARE HERE]

Handouts:

  • Reading Notes 11 (available in class)

Resources:

Assignments:  

Week of

MONDAY 1) STUDY (PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!)
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  All work for this unit will be collected for a final grade on the day of the final.  
NOTE: FINALS BEGIN WEDNESDAY!
TUESDAY 1) STUDY (PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!)
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  All work for this unit will be collected for a final grade on the day of the final.
NOTE: FINALS BEGIN TOMORROW!
WEDNESDAY Final Exams today for periods 1 & 4
THURSDAY Final Exams today for periods 2 & 5
FRIDAY Final Exams today for periods 3 & 6

Week of 12/11 - 12/15

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (Reading Notes 11 - Presidency of John Adams)
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  Start studying now.  
3) The deadline for late work is THIS FRIDAY.  Late work may not be turned in during finals week.  If you have any assignments with a grade of zero, take care of them this week.  Once the bell rings at 12:35 on Friday, the deadline has passed.
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (Cornell Notes for 11.7 and 11.8; remember that the CHALLENGE is to use as FEW words as possible without losing any content!)
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  Start studying now.  
3) The deadline for late work is THIS FRIDAY.  Late work may not be turned in during finals week.  If you have any assignments with a grade of zero, take care of them this week.  Once the bell rings at 12:35 on Friday, the deadline has passed.
WEDNESDAY 1) Finish classwork [If you were absent for BLOCK today, you missed an in-class writing assignment of one paragraph 95-8 detailed sentences) in response to this prompt: If you had lived in the 1790s, would you have been a Federalist?  Why or why not?]
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  Start studying now.  
3) The deadline for late work is THIS FRIDAY.  Late work may not be turned in during finals week.  If you have any assignments with a grade of zero, take care of them this week.  Once the bell rings at 12:35 on Friday, the deadline has passed.
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork [If you were absent for BLOCK today, you missed an in-class writing assignment of one paragraph 95-8 detailed sentences) in response to this prompt: If you had lived in the 1790s, would you have been a Federalist?  Why or why not?]
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  Start studying now.  
3) The deadline for late work is TOMORROW.  Late work may not be turned in during finals week.  If you have any assignments with a grade of zero, take care of them by 12:35 TOMORROW.  Once the bell rings at 12:35 on Friday, the deadline has passed.
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Our last test of the year will be on the day of the final and will assess our current unit of study on Chapter 11 - The New Republic.  Start studying now.  
3) The deadline for late work is THIS FRIDAY.  Late work may not be turned in during finals week.  If you have any assignments with a grade of zero, take care of them this week.  Once the bell rings at 12:35 on Friday, the deadline has passed.

 Week of 12/4 - 12/8

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)

Week of 11/27 - 12/1

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (Read chapter 11, if you have not already done so)
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary) [Two pages of Reading Notes 11 - Hamilton and Jefferson]
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary) [Blocks 1/3/5: Cornell Notes for 11.2 and 11.3, due at the beginning of class on Friday]
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)  [Blocks 2/4/6: Cornell Notes for 11.2 and 11.3, due at the beginning of class on Friday]
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)  



SOCIAL STUDIES 8

Semester 2

Washington to Jackson

Handouts:

  • Map of US capital cities (available in class)
  • List of US capital cities (available in class)          

Resources:

*Use this link to watch an Animaniacs clip of the states and capitals song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

*Use this link to see a one-page of the LYRICS for the above song to help you remember which capital goes with each state.  http://mrsjonesroom.com/songs/50capitals.html

*Use this link for ways to practice for the upcoming geography test.  The links for quizzes on the capitals will be most useful to you.  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm  

 

Assignments: (Due the next day unless otherwise noted) 

Week of 2/12 - 2/16

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study TOMORROW'S unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  Make sure you have prepared all the necessary notes that will be turned in for a final grade tomorrow.  ZEROES ARE BAD!
3) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic THIS week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary) NOTE: Written portion of unit exam has been moved to FRIDAY.  Be well prepared.
2) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic THIS week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
WEDNESDAY  BLOCKS 1/3/5
1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Labeled LAND FORMS and WATER BODIES maps due Friday.
3) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.
THURSDAY BLOCKS 2/4/6
1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Labeled LAND FORMS and WATER BODIES maps due Friday.
3) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.
   

Week of 2/5 - 2/9

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 13 (NOTE CHANGE)
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 13 (NOTE CHANGE)
3) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic next week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 13 (NOTE CHANGE)
3) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic next week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
NOTE FOR ABSENT STUDENTS:  If you missed class today, you need to use chapter 16 to write Cornell Notes about your part of your assigned topic.  These will not be long notes as there is only limited information in the textbook, which is why you need to do additional RESEARCH.
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 13 (NOTE CHANGE)
3) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic next week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
NOTE FOR ABSENT STUDENTS:  If you missed class today, you need to use chapter 16 to write Cornell Notes about your part of your assigned topic.  These will not be long notes as there is only limited information in the textbook, which is why you need to do additional RESEARCH.
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 13 (NOTE CHANGE)
3) Research your assigned topic.  Be ready to write about your topic next week on the BLOCK DAY.  Need a research topic?  See below.
RESEARCH TOPICS FOR
ABSENT
HUMANS
Sienna B. - The Forty-Niners [legacies they left behind]
Andreas D. - The Forty-Niners [hardships they faced]
Ellie E. - The Mormons [hardships they faced]
Stazi F. - The Forty-Niners [hardships they faced]
Alanna G. - The Missionaries (Whitmans) [legacies they left behind]
Justin H. - The Forty-Niners [legacies they left behind]
Josie L. - The Mormons [reasons they went to the West]
Heath S. - The Mormons [legacies they left behind]
Juliana S. - The Mormons [reasons they went to the West]

Week of 1/29 - 2/2

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 6
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 6
WEDNESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 6
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on Tuesday, February 6
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3).  The unit exam will be on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (note change)

Week of 1/22 - 1/26

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)

Week of 1/15 - 1/19

MONDAY NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)

Week of 1/8 - 1/12

MONDAY NO SCHOOL - pupil free day
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (Cornell Notes: 13.1 - 13.3; a paragraph of 5-8 detailed sentences in response to the prompt below)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
WEDNESDAY BLOCKS 1/3/5
1) Finish classwork (two paragraphs of 5-8 detailed sentences in response to the prompt below)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
THURSDAY BLOCKS 2/4/6
1) Finish classwork (two paragraphs of 5-8 detailed sentences in response to the prompt below)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam (chapter 12; 13.1-13.3)

Manifest Destiny and the Westward Movement [YOU ARE HERE]

Handouts:

  • Lyrics sheet - Sweet Betsy from Pike (available in class)
  • Reading Notes 14 (available in class)
  • Song-writing (model and directions)
  • Maps - US land forms and water bodies (available in class)
  • List - US land forms and water bodies (available in class)

Resources:

*Use this link for ways to practice for the map test that is part of this unit.  The links for quizzes on the rivers, and lakes (in the column titled "Landscapes") will be most useful to you.  Please note that these online quizzes are a bit different from the list of locations for the test.  For example: the online quiz includes Lake Champlain, which will not be on our map test.  However, these online quizzes are still a helpful method of review.   

          http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

Assignments: (Due the next day unless otherwise noted)

Week of 3/5 - 3/9

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork [Completed songs were due at the end of class today.  If you were absent, please submit your completed stanzas by email to jhoos@smmk12.org so that your work can be included with your group's song.]
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Thursday, 3/8 (note date change).  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Thursday, 3/8 (note date change).  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
WEDNESDAY  1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for TOMORROW'S map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on TOMORROW (note date change).  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
THURSDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Begin studying for upcoming unit exam on Jackson and the westward movement
FRIDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming unit exam on Jackson and the westward movement

Week of 2/26 - 3/2

MONDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Tuesday, 3/6.  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
3) If you still have not turned in your song stanzas - please turn them in by the end of school TOMORROW.  They will be needed in class on Wednesday and Thursday.  Also - ZEROES ARE BAD!
4) Bring signed HS registration form to class on FRIDAY.  Need one?  See Mrs. Dahm or Mr. Sferra in the attendance/counseling office.
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Tuesday, 3/6.  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
3) Bring signed HS registration form to class on FRIDAY.  Need one?  See Mrs. Dahm or Mr. Sferra in the attendance/counseling office.
WEDNESDAY  BLOCKS 1/3/5:
1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Tuesday, 3/6.  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
3) Work on song stanzas.  You need ONE complete final draft of EACH song stanza at the beginning of class on FRIDAY.  Your GROUP'S SONG must be completed by the end of class on Friday.  Make sure you are well prepared. 
PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
4) Bring signed HS registration form to class on FRIDAY.  Need one?  See Mrs. Dahm or Mr. Sferra in the attendance/counseling office.
THURSDAY BLOCKS 2/4/6:
1) Finish classwork (if necessary)
2) Study for upcoming map test on the major land forms and water bodies of the United States.  The map test will be administered on Tuesday, 3/6.  Corrected maps will be collected for a final grade at that time.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
3) Work on song stanzas.  You need ONE complete final draft of EACH song stanza at the beginning of class on FRIDAY.  Your GROUP'S SONG must be completed by the end of class on Friday.  Make sure you are well prepared.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY.
4) Bring signed HS registration form to class on FRIDAY.  Need one?  See Mrs. Dahm or Mr. Sferra in the attendance/counseling office.
FRIDAY REMINDER: Map test on THURSDAY (note date change).  Be well prepared.  PROCRASTINATION IS THE ENEMY!
   UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Please remember that the high school guidance counselors will be coming back to class NEXT Friday and will collect the pink "(9th Grade Course Selection Form" from each of you.  Please remember to discuss this form with your grown-ups at home before filling it out.  Please fill out the information at the very top of the page, and then to record ONLY the course NAME, not the course numbers in the bold "Course Requests" box found in the bottom right-hand corner of the form.  Please remember to leave the rest of the form BLANK.

Week of 2/19 - 2/23

MONDAY NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day holiday
TUESDAY 1) Finish classwork (Today's classwork was turned in to the substitute teacher at the end of class.  If you were absent today, see your teacher to make up this assignment.)
WEDNESDAY  BLOCKS 1/3/5
1) Finish classwork (DO NOT finish the paper for 14.4 & 14.5.  We will work on it in class next week)
2) Work on your two song stanzas.  ONE stanza is due Friday.  ONE stanza is due MONDAY.  Be sure to follow all directions carefully.  Remember to write each stanza on its own piece of paper.
THURSDAY BLOCKS 2/4/6
1) Finish classwork (DO NOT finish the paper for 14.4 & 14.5.  We will work on it in class next week)
2) Work on your two song stanzas.  ONE stanza is due Friday.  ONE stanza is due MONDAY.  Be sure to follow all directions carefully.  Remember to write each stanza on its own piece of paper.
NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN 4th PERIOD ONLY:  You will turn in BOTH your stanzas on MONDAY.  Even though you are turning them both in on the same day, please remember to write each stanza on its own piece of paper.
FRIDAY REMINDER for ALL classes:  Song stanzas due MONDAY! (see above)

UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Please remember that the high school guidance counselors will be coming back to class NEXT Friday and will collect the pink "(9th Grade Course Selection Form" from each of you.  Please remember to discuss this form with your grown-ups at home before filling it out.  Please fill out the information at the very top of the page, and then to record ONLY the course NAME, not the course numbers in the bold "Course Requests" box found in the bottom right-hand corner of the form.  Please remember to leave the rest of the form BLANK.

The Era of Reform

Handouts:

Resources:

Assignments: (Due the next day unless otherwise noted)

                   

Causes and Events of the Civil War

Handouts:

  • FINAL PROJECT DIRECTIONS (available in class)

Resources:

  • Easy Bib (link - use MLA8)

Assignments: (Due the next day unless otherwise noted)

                 

Reconstruction and Beyond 

Handouts:

  • FINAL PROJECT DIRECTIONS (available in class)
  • Reading Notes 23 (available in class)
  • Presentation directions (available in class)

Resources:

  • EasyBib (link - use MLA8)

Assignments: (Due the next day unless otherwise noted)