8th Grade U.S. History Assignments 2019-2020
Week of 9-2-19
Monday- Labor Day
Tuesday- Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History. Go over classroom procedures, general information, ice breaker activity
Wednesday- Collect parent and student signatures from packet, do "A Puzzling Problem" activity
Thursday- Get to know you activity (True Colors)- "What do you know about our country's history?"
Friday- Living through history pretest, "Why Study History" activity, set up binders, begin Columbus Point of View (POV)
Week of 9-9-19
Monday- Columbus POV (Point of View) t-chart and paragraph (due Wednesday)
Tuesday- Core Democratic Values slideshow and notes, CDV booklet
Wednesday- Columbus POV paragraph due, go over CDV poster assignment (due Friday). Work of CDV poster
Thursday- Power outage- No School
Friday- Work on CDV poster, study for quiz when finished
Week of 9-16-19
Monday- Present CDV poster, Play Beyond Question review game for CDV quiz (Quiz Tuesday)
Tuesday- Core Democratic Values Quiz, 13 colonies map
Wednesday- Go over 13 colonies map, Warm up #1 DBQ on the Lost Colony of Roanoke, slideshow on early settlements
Thursday- Colonial America Packet, complete study guide, "Story of Us: Jamestown and Plymouth Settlements"
Friday- Warm up #2 (Signing of the Mayflower Compact), grade Colonial America study guide, Pilgrims slideshow and follow sheet, Colonial America Kahoot
Week of 9-23-19
Monday- Colony/Map Quiz
Tuesday- Colliding Cultures- The Fur Trade online. Answer questions. Do Chapter 4 box vocabulary
Wednesday- Chapter 4 pretest, Navigation Acts slideshow, read 4-1.1--4-1.2 pages 123-125, do Historical Thinking questions p. 125- due tomorrow
Thursday- "Colonial Regions" slideshow to introduce the regions. Read 4-1.3--4-1.4 pages 126-129, complet 4-1 questions
Friday- Read 4-2.1-4-2.3 pages 132-137 and complete note page together
Week of 9-30-19
Monday- Enlightenment stations activity
Tuesday- Read 4-3.1--4-3.3 pages 140-145. Do note page and 4.3 questions
Wednesday- Read pages 116-119 from "American Journey" Iroquois confederacy video and questions
Thursday- French and Indian War Storyboard assignment- due tomorrow
Friday- Begin "Perspectives on French and Indian War" assignment. Do "Brainstorm" and "Perspectives" graphic organizer activities
Week of 10-7-19
Monday- Go over French and Indian War graphic organizer. Finish "Perspectives on French and Indian War" assignment (slideshow) and follow sheet. Jr. Scholastic play on French and Indian War
Tuesday- Warm up #3, Chapter 5 study guide, Chapter 5 box vocabulary
Wednesday- Chapter 5 pretest. Read 5-1.1 pages 178-179, do 5-1.1 Historical Thinking Questions. Go over timeline requirements. Work on Proclamation of 1763 and Quartering Acts.
Thursday- Read 5-1.4 as a class, discuss "Join or Die", read 5-1.2--5-1.3 pages 180-183, do Historical Thinking questions pages 181 and 183. Work on timeline when finished.
Friday- Warm up #4 "Boston Massacre- Paul Revere Engraving", read 5-2.1--5-2.2 pages 186-189, work on timeline and study guide
Week of 10-14-19
Monday- View "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre", read 5-2.3 p. 191, work on timeline and study guide
Tuesday- Read pages 140-141 from hand out, go over "Boston Tea Party" comic strip requirements. Begin working on comic strip
Wednesday- Work on Boston Tea Party comic strip- due Thursday (10/17). Work on study guide or timeline when finished.
Thursday- Some comic strips shared, begin Johnny Tremain
Friday- Finish Johnny Tremain
Week of 10-21-19
Monday- Warm up #5, Read 5-3.1-5-3.3 pages 194-199 and do 5-3 question sheet
Tuesday- Read 5-4.1, 5-4.3--5-4.4 pages 202-203 and 206-209. Complete 5-4 Reading and notetaking timeline and web
Wednesday- 1/2 day for students (hours 1-3). "Road to Revolution" film and follow sheet
Thursday- 1/2 day for students (hours 4-6). "Road to Revolution" film and follow sheet
Friday- Finish Chapter 5 study guide, work on timeline
Week of 10-28-19
Monday- Go over Road to Revolution (Chapter 5) study guide, Jeopardy review for Chapter 5 test
Tuesday- Road to Revolution (Chapter 5) test
Wednesday- Finishing touches on timeline- due today. Document-based question- Declarations of Freedom. Read pages 210-211, do DBQ
Thursday- Chapter 6 introduction activity- Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral. Founding Fathers Slideshow
Friday- Warm up #7, read pages 156-159 from American Journey and Do Declaration of Independence questions with partner.
Week of 11-4-19
Monday- Mid-term performance task #1, warm up check
Tuesday- Professional development day for teachers- No school for students
Wednesday- PBIS lesson on Respect- Class conducted by Mr. Abbate and Mr. English
Thusday- Read pages 216-221 and complete questions from Histroy Notebook. View "Valley Forge" segment from "The American Revolution: Empire Fights back"
Friday- Chapter 6 study guide, read 6-1.1--6-1.3 pages 222-227 and do 6-1 questions
Week of 11-11-19
Monday- Mid-term performance task #2, view "The American Revolution: Empire Fights Back"
Tuesday- Snow Day- No School
Wednesday- Chapter 6 box vocabulary, work on study guide when finished
Thursday- Read 6-2.1--6-2.2 pages 228-231. Do 6-2 Reading and Note-taking outline for 6-2.1--6-2.2 only. Do Historical Thinking questions pages 229-231
Friday- Read 6-2.3--6-2.4 pages 232-235, finish 6-2 Reading and Note-taking outline for 6-2.3 and 6-2.4, do 6-2 questions
Week of 11-18-19
Monday- Read 6-3.1--6-3.2 pages 236-239. Do questions
Tuesday- Read 6-3.3 and 6-3.5 pages 240-241 and 244-245, do questions
Wednesday- Go over Chapter 6 study guide, American Revolution (Chapter 6) test review (Quizlet Live)
Thursday- American Revolution Test
Friday- Warm up #1, Articles of Confederation and Northwest Ordinance slideshow and follow sheet. Read 7-1.1 pages 250-251, do Articles of Confederation debate
Week of 11-25-19
Monday- Read 7-1.2--7-1.3 pages 252-255. Do 7-1 Box Vocabulary
Tuesday- "Father of the Revolution" Junior Scholastic play, Thanksgiving activities
Wednesday-Friday-- Thanksgiving Break- No School
Week of 12-2-19
Monday- Articles of Confederation clip, read 7-2.1--7-2.2 pages 256-259, Historical Thinking Questions pages 257-258
Tuesday- Constitutional Convention clip, Constitutional Convention slideshow and follow sheet. Comparing plans of the Constitutional Convention assignment
Wednesday- Read 7-2.3 pages 260-261, do Compromises of the Constitutional Convention assignment
Thursday- Preamble Scramble activity, Preamble practice quiz, JS Play- "The Making of the Constitution"
Friday- Preamble quiz, Read "How a Bill Becomes a Law", do "Follow that Bill" activity.
Week of 12-9-19
Monday- Read "Goals" (pages 215-217) from American Journey. Do question sheet. Introduce Quizlet Study guide for Citizenship Handbook test
Tuesday- Warm up #2. Read pages 217-218 from American Journey. Constitution handbook sections 3-5. Do questions
Wednesday- Branches of U.S. government slideshow and follow sheet. Work on Quizlet. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Citizenship test review
Thursday- Citizenship test
Friday- President's Cabinet activity using Chromebooks (Day 1)
Week of 12-16-19
Monday- President's Cabinet activity using Chromebooks (Day 2)
Tuesday- Career Cruising with Counseling Department
Wednesday- Performance Task #3 for mid-term assessment
Thursday- National Treasure film
Friday- National Treasure film
Week of 1-6-20
Monday- Geography Bee
Tuesday- Exploring the U.S. Constitution Articles 1-3. Read pages 231-239 from American Journey, do questions
Wednesday- Read pages 242-251 from American Journey and do "Name the Amendment" activity
Thursday- Go over Bill of Rights project and begin in pairs or solo. Do in Google Slides
Friday- Work on Bill of Rights project
Week of 1-13-20
Monday- Finish Bill of Rights project (due tomorrow)
Tuesday- Bill of Rights project due. Washington and Adams slideshow and follow sheet. Read 8-1.1 pages 286-291. Do questions
Wednesday- "America's First Political Parties Notes" slideshow to introduce political parties. Read 8-2.1 pags 294-295, do "First Political Parties Sort" activity
Thursday- Whiskey Rebellion slideshow and follow sheet. Read 8-2.2 pages 296-297 together. Go over study guide for midterm. Study with a partner
Friday- 8th gr. U.S. History midterm
Week of 1-20-20
Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
Tuesday- Midterm make-ups. 2nd hour "Flipping the White House" film when finished. Hours 3-6- shortened classes (Begin Flipping the White House), M-Step practice
Wednesday- Hours 3-4 only- Midterm makeups. Finish "Flipping the White House". Do M-Step Practice
Thursday- Hours 5-6 only- Midterm makeups. Finish Flipping the White House". Do M-Step practice
Friday- End of Semester- Teacher work day- No school for students
Week of 1-27-20
Monday- EDP with counselors
Tuesday- 2nd marking period Formative Assessment, finish M-step practice.
Wednesday- Washington's Farewell video clip. Read 8-2.4 together pages 300-301, complete 8-2 questions
Thursday- "Great Americans: Thomas Jefferson" (23 mins.), read 9-1.1 and 9-1.3 pages 314-315 and 318-319 and do questions
Friday- Read 9-2.1 pages 320-321 and do Lewis and Clark packet (due Tuesday). Students will have 10 minutes to finish packet on Monday (if necessary) before Lewis and Clark National Geographic video.
Week of 2-3-20
Monday- Finish Lewis and Clark packet (10 minutes), view "National Geographic- Lewis and Clark"
Tuesday- Warm up #1- White House Burning, Burning of Washington D.C. War of 1812 video clip (9 minutes), War of 1812 Slideshow and notes. Read 9-3.1 p. 327.
Wednesday- Read 9-3.2 pages 328-329, begin War of 1812 timeline and map.
Thursday- Continue work on War of 1812 map and timeline (timeline due Friday)
Friday- War of 1812 timeline due. Work on War of 1812 map- due Monday
Week of 2-10-20
Monday- Tecumseh play, begin "Urban Game" simulation
Tuesday- Finish Urban Game simulation
Wednesday- Chapter 10 "Expansion and Growth" study guide, Chapter 10 box vocabulary
Thursday- Read 10-1.1-10-1.3 pages 336-341. Do questions.
Friday- Read 10-2.2 pages 346-347 and complete Cause/Effect reading and note-taking sheet
Week of 2-17-20
Monday- Mid-winter break- No School
Tuesday- Mid-winter break- No School
Wednesday- Lowell Mill girls experience activity with Chromebooks
Thursday- Read 10-2.3 pages 348-349, do Reading and note-taking web together as notes. Do 10-2 questions from pages 346-349
Friday- "Mary Driscoll and the Lowell Mill Girls" video and notes
Week of 2-24-20
Monday- Read 10-3.1--10-3.2 pages 350-353 and 10-3.4 pages 356-357 and do 10-3 outline.
Tuesday- Monroe Doctrine Primary Source Analysis assignment, work on Chapter 10 Study Guide- due tomorrow.
Wednesday- Snow Day
Thursday- Snow Day
Friday- Go over Chapter 10 Study Guide- Review for Chapter 10 test (Quizlet Live)
Week of 3-2-20
Monday- Growth and Expansion (Chapter 10) Test
Tuesday- PBIS Lesson on grit with school administrators
Wednesday- Begin Jackson Era flip book project. Make Booklet. Book explanation and begin section 1- due Friday
Thursday- Warm up #2, students work on flip book section 1- due Friday
Friday- Flip book section 1 due. Students begin work on flip book section 2, due Wednesday.
Week of 3-9-20
Monday- Work on flip book section 2- due Wednesday
Tuesday- Election Day, Professional Development day for teachers, no school for students
Wednesday- Warm up #3, go over flip book section 3, work on section 3- due Friday
Thursday- Finish flip book section 3- due Friday
Friday- Flip book section 3 due. Go over flip book section 4. Slideshow on the bank crisis. Work of flip book section 4- due Tuesday, 3-17
Week of 3-16-20
Monday- Work on flip book section 4, due tomorrow, begin section 5 when finished
Tuesday- Flip book section 4 due. Go over section 5. Section 5 and cover (final project) due Friday, 3/20
Wednesday- Work on section 5, work on cover.
Thursday- Project wrap-up. View "Democracy in America" video, which reviews concepts covered in the flip book
Friday- Manifest Destiny "Act it Out" activity and slideshow