8th Grade U.S. History

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wed. 12/21 - Last day of the "year"

1. Take test over Ch. 7-12 (not 10)

2. Correct it if time

3. Geography Bee

HW: Have a great break!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

12-19 and 20 Mon./Tues.



1. Grade Ch. 11 if we did not do that on Friday

2. Get Ch. 12 Reading Notes

3. Do the Ch. 12 WS

4. Work on Test Helper (Study Guide)

5. Grade Ch. 12 WS

HW: Be sure you are ready for the open note test- the only paper you may have is the Test Helper paper.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday, 12/16

Turn the Field Trip Permission slips and $$

1. Grade Ch. 11 worksheet

2. Read Ch. 12

3. Fill in notes for Ch. 12

4 Get the Test Topic Helper for the Wednesday Test

HW: Test Topic Helper to prepare for the Ch. 7-12 test on Wed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wed./Thur. 12-14 and 15

Turn in field trip permission slips and money.

FYI: we will have a test over Chapters 7-12 next Wednesday (not ch.10)

1. Grade Ch. 9 worksheet

2. Discuss Ch. 10 quickly

3. You Tube intro to Judaism

4. Read Ch. 11

5. Take notes on Ch. 11 

5. Ch. 11 Worksheet

6. Geog. Bee

7. Read Ch. 12

HW: Finish the Ch. 11 Worksheet

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mon./Tues. 12-12 and 13

1. Restart computers - 1st hour if needed....might need it 2 times

2. Turn in permission slips for field trip

3. Check Grades on teacher ease

4. Grade Ch. 7 WS - Front

5.  Get papers back

6. Work on the Skits (remember a 2-3 minute conversation between people groups)

7. Perform the skits

8. Start the Ch. 9 worksheet

9. Geography Bee

10. You Tube - Arc of the Covenant

11. If time, Skip Ch. 10 and Read Ch. 11 - Do Think aloud

HW: Ch. 9 WS due Wed./Thur.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday, 12/9 Advisory Friday

1. Get and go over Permission slip to Holocaust Memorial Center field trip

2. Work on skits to be done Mon./Tues.

HW: Be sure the Ch. 7 worksheet is done for M/T also

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wed./Thur. 12-7 and 8

1. Grade Ch. 8 worksheet

2. Do Ch. 7 worksheet - I will give you the answers to the back

3. Read Ch. 9 -

4. Fill in CH. 9 Reading notes sheet

5. Put in groups and begin short skit preparations

6. Chapter 7 Worksheet should be done for Friday.

HW: Get Ch. 7 ws done for Friday

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday 12-5 BLOCK

Today we have the MiPhy survey.  It will take about 1/2 the class period.

Click on this link to get to the survey site, but look back here for the Login and Password.

Use the Login of 087155

Use this password:  PRaR96yY

When done, we will watch CNN student news and then we will have a "study day. "

HW: Be sure the Chapter 8 WS is done for Wed./Thur.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Advisory Friday, 12/2

1. Get letter/paper regarding Monday's survey - bring a book to read after survey and bring your SS stuff

2. Connect to server and open vocab - Mr. McHugh will check via Lanschool

3. Hand in Ch. 8 think aloud WS.

4. Take Notes on Ch. 8 in workbook

5. Work Ch. 8 worksheet   Notice the directions on the back... A = artifact, B= conclusion from artifact

HW: Finish Ch. 8 WS

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wed./Thur. 11-30 and Dec. 1

1. CNN student news

2. Share Paragraphs on 55 and 57 - Human settlement locations

3. Vocabulary - getting pushed to computers through Lanschool- use the TEXTBOOK for the info., NOT the internet definitions

4. Read Ch. 8 - Do Think aloud worksheet

5.  Chapter 7 worksheet  <<<We never got to this.

HW: Be sure you are done with Vocab, Think Aloud WS, and Ch. 7 WS

Monday, November 28, 2011

11/28 and 29 Mon./Tues. Blocks

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

1. Video of brothers
   Hand back papers during video

2. Check pg. 50-51

3. Egypt video

4. Read Ch. 7 .... discuss

5. Do pg. 54 and 56

6. Do pg. 55 and 57 in groups

7. Share paragraphs

8. Watch CNN news if time...

HW: No

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday/Tuesday 11/21 and 22

1. Egypt Geography Challenge pg. 50-51 in workbook
   Remember: Complete sentences (Capital to start, period to end)
   Answer the questions on the lines and on the map
   Answer the entire question.

2. If done early, Do pg. 53 in workbook, 
then read Ch. 7, 
then start pgs. 54-57 in workbook

3. CNN student news

4. Egypt Video

HW: No

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thur./Fri. 11/17 and 18

1. Finalize your writing on the essay for mesopotamia
Required Tips:
Proofread....spell check. Double check capitalizing, etc...
Put a title for your essay....make it interesting. 
Put your name on it.
Use size 14 font and an easy to read font!!!!
Separate the paragraphs - use indent or put a space between the paragraphs
SAVE IT as      hour_usernameand year_mesopotamia.......for example: 4_mchtom17_mesopotamia

2. Dropbox the essays
3. Grade the essays
4. Share some of the best essays
5. Do pg. 46-47 in the workbook.  Use pg. 60-61 in text to help you.
6. Watch CNN student news
7. If time, Watch city and towns

HW: No

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hammurabi Site

Check out this Hammurabi Link.

Check out the section "You be the judge"..... crazy stuff.

Tues./Wed. 11-15 and 16 Even then Odd Blocks

1. Do the outline for best Mesopotamian Empire

2. Get 2 people to give you tips on your outline.

3. Get a teacher to OK it.

4. Type it in "Pages" and save it.

5. Do pg. 46-47 in the workbook - Timeline

6. CNN student news, if time.

7. Read Ch. 7 if time.

HW: Finish the writing of your Mesopotamian Empire and save on your computer

Monday, November 14, 2011

11/14 half day of school and conference day

1. Check grades - especially your 2nd quarter grades and assignments. 

2. Begin outline paper for mesopotamia

3. Work on outline.  You will likely need to re-read the 2-4 pages about your chosen empire/s in the text Chapter 6.

HW: No, unless you need more time on the outline.

Tues./Wed.  - you will get the outlines peer checked and you will begin writing on your laptops the 3-4 paragraph essay.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, 11/11/11

1. Correct Ch. 5 and 6 worksheets

2. Watch CNN news

3. Talk quickly about the writing assignment - pg. 44 in workbook

HW: No

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

W/Th - 11-9/10

1. Grade workbooks

2. Grade Vocab

3. Get Ch. 6 notes via smartboard....if you struggle to get them written fast enough, ask a teacher.

4. Do the Chapter 6 worksheet (and ch. 5 if not done)....some might need to re-read some parts of CH. 6

5. Pick your favorite Empire and re-read those 2 pages

6. Look at pg. 44 in workbook and start outline for the writing.

HW: Ch. 6 and Ch. 5 worksheets due Friday.  And, Friday will be an outline and writing day for the assignment on pg. 44 of workbook

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mon./Tues. 11-7/8

1. Check grades for 1st quarter - these are final

2. Check email

3. Work on Ch. 5 notes - use placards to answer pg. 32-35 reading notes in workbook.  You must read each section before writing your answer.

4. Do pg. 39 in workbook

5. Read Ch. 6 with partner

6. Vocabulary definitions and pictures

7. Ch. 5 worksheet

HW: Finish the Vocab and Ch. 5 WS

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wed./Thur. Nov. 2 and 3

1. New Seats

2. Correct Chapter 4 worksheet

3. CNN News - relate it to ancient history

4. Read Ch. 5 Sect. 1 and 2

5. Workbook Notes on pages 32-35 and read the book sections 5.3 - 5.9

Remember to put: (artifact name) ________________ relates to this characteristic because ________________

HW: No

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mon/Tue. 10-31 and Nov. 1

* All late and Absent work for 1st quarter is due Nov. 1.
**What reminder system do you use?

1. Check your grades  - look at the detailed assignments - missing and scored

2. CNN News....relate it to history

3.  Do pg. 27 in the workbook

4. Map of the Zagros Mountains and fertile crescent

5. Play audio of problems

6. Read Chapter 4

7. Take notes on overhead

8. Draw pictures related to notes

9.  Do Ch. 4 WS

HW: Ch. 4  WS

Fri. Oct. 28

Test over Chapters 1-3

Turn in your Test Helper Paper

End of the quarter is NEAR.  All work needs to be in by Tues. Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wed./Thur. 10/26 and 27

Hand in study guide to Mr. McHugh

1. CNN Student News

2. Read pg. 26 in textbook 3rd paragraph

3. Correct the Ch. 3

4.  Compare answers on Test Helper and match up with worksheets

5. Study on own

6. Study Activity

HW: Test on Friday - Study  (quiz a friend, have a family member quiz you, re-read, write down answers)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mon./Tues. 10-24/25

1. Check your grade/s on teacherease.  And, check your school email.


2. Get with your group of 4 and work to finish the workbook notes on pg. 22-26.

3. Do Ch. 3 worksheet front and back  (Do this as a group also....making sure each one has similar answers)


4. Work on the Test Helper - by yourself.  Also, you will want to look at past worksheets in order to help you.  And, you will need to look in the book for answers.

5. If done with Test Helper early, you may study with a partner quizzing each other.

HW: Due Wed./Thur: Ch. 3 WS and the Test Helper

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thur./Fri. 10-20 and 21

CNN Student news

1. Correct Ch. 1-2 worksheet

2. Discuss and do pg. 21 in workbook

3. Read Sect. 1-2 in book as class and then read in groups of 4

4. Do pg. 22-26 in workbook.  I will put you in groups.
      Follow directions of jobs

5.   Get Test Helper - Ch. 1-3 test next Wed./Thur.

HW: Begin Test Helper WS

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wed. 10-19

1. Ch. 1 and 2 worksheets

Be careful with the directions on the back of Ch. 1 - it needs details.

2. If done, start work on pg. 21 in the workbook

HW: Finish the worksheets above.  We will finish pg. 21 in class.

Tuesday, 10/18


1. Watch Farming video

2. Get papers back

HW: no

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mon. 10-17

1. CNN student news

2. Grade Super Hominids

3. Start "First Farmers" video
    Get papers back while movie is playing

4. Check your grades

HW: No

Friday, Oct. 14

Movie with Irish Pirates

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, 10-13

MEAP Testing all day.  No assignment.  Have the Super Hero Hominids ready for Monday.  You should also be done with the interactive website questions from Monday 10-10-11.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wed. 10-12

1. Check your grade and missing work in teacher ease.  Turn in missing or absent work to the tray.

2. Continue work on the Super Hominid

3. Be sure your interactive website activity is done from Monday.

HW: Super Hominid and any late/absent work.  These things should be ready for MONDAY.  Thursday is MEAP day again, Friday is a team activity for Irish Pirates, and then Monday is a SAC day. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, 10-11

1. Take homework check for Ch. 1-3 vocab

2. Work on super hero hominids

HW: no, we will finish the super heros in class wednesday

Monday, 10-10

1. Hand in vocab and pictures to the tray

2. Do the worksheet related to the ancient hominid website.  Click on below...

HW: No

Friday, October 7, 2011

10-7 Friday

1. Take Homework Check (like a quiz, but you can use your workbook.)

2. Answer questions about the Hominids.  Click on link below.

HW: Finish the vocab and pictures - label the pictures saying what it is doing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cool website about ancient hominids

Click on this for the cool interactive website

Wed./Thur. 10/5 and 6

1. Brianna Amat video

2. Grade and discuss pg. 12-13

3. Read and discuss the giggles of Ch. 2

4. Work on pg. 14-18 in workbook

5. Ch. 1-3 vocabulary and pictures

HW: Pg. 14-18 in workbook and the vocab/pictures

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mon./Tues. 10/3 and 10/4

1. Take Pre-test for the year

2. Grade pg. 10-11 in workbook

3. Time for pg. 12 and discuss

4. Do 13 in workbook

5. Read Sect. 2.1 summarize and predict

6. Do pg. 14 as an example - If time -  Read and do 15-18

HW: Be sure pg. 12 and 13 are done in workbook

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, 9/30 Homecoming Friday - Shortened schedule

1. Continue with pg. 10-11 in workbook

2. If done - begin cave drawings - use 2-3 colors and do it on pg. 12  We will mainly do this Mon./Tues

3. CNN student news

HW: Finish pg. 10-11

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wed. and Thur. 9/28 and 29

1. Grade workbook pgs. 4-7

2. CNN news

3. Pg. 9 - Do it, finish it, and discuss it

4. Reading notes on pg. 10-11 in workbook  we will finish this on Friday in class.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Mon./Tues. 9/26 and 27

1. Getting to know you  - finish and discuss
2. Geography Challenge in workbook
3. When done - do pg. 9 in workbook

FYI: Absence procedures - 1st check what we did, then ask Mr. McHugh
    Video of your new seat

4. If done with Geo. Challenge and pg. 9 then read ch. 1

HW: Be sure Geo. Challenge is done (get paper if needed)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday, 9/23

1. Get Bathroom passes
2. Do votes on "Why we study History"
3. CNN Student News and discuss how it relates to Ancient History
4. Do a getting to know you activity - Discuss if time

HW: No

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wed./Thur. 9/21 and 22

1. New Seats
2. Do you have your name in the text book cover and the 3 spots of the workbook.  Is the workbook decorated?
3. Turn in late or absent work to the tray - correct hour.
4. Do Meet me at .... map
5. Read Why study history

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mon./Tues. Sept. 19-20

1. Meet in the computer lab - rm. 419 near the band room and cafeteria.  Mrs. Zimmerman is going over an introduction to the computer

2. Come back to class for about 35 min. class

3. Correct the Book Tour (scavenger hunt)

If time..... Read about "Why study history" ....Do text rendering - circle a word, phrase, and sentence about why you think we should study history.