8th Grade U.S. History

Friday, December 21, 2012

12-21 Friday advisory

Take a look at theses 7 dooms day failures of the past.   (We are still here, right!?)


1. Check Grades, missing work, emails

2. Watch video about Egyptian Pyramids

3. Hand in Ch. 8 Think Aloud

HW: Be sure Ch. 8 Think Aloud is done.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12-19 and 20 W/Th

1. Grade the Chapter 7 workbook, pages 54-57

2. Grade the Ch. 7 worksheet Multiple Choice

3. Pg. 58 in workbook - Michigan Map - You may use a blank paper

4. Read Ch. 8 - Do think Aloud paper

5. Read about Pyramids

6. ??CNN or Ch. 8 notes??

HW: Be sure MI map is done and Ch. 8 Think Aloud is done.

Monday, December 17, 2012

M/T 12-17 and 18

1. Geography Bee

Drop box vocab if needed  - hour_username18_Vocab 7-10

2. Correct Vocab

3. Do workbook pg. 53

4. Read Ch. 7

5. Do Ch. 7 Notes in workbook

6. Ch. 7 worksheet

HW: Ch. 7 worksheet

Friday, December 14, 2012

1. Answer questions about pg. 50-51. 

2. Work on Ch 7-10 vocabulary on computer

3. Geography Bee

HW: Finish the vocab for M/T

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12 and 13 W/Th

1. Geography Bee

2. Review/discuss pg. 46-47 in the workbook (use 60-61 in text for help)

3. Start Workbook mapping pg. 50-51 in workbook (Due Friday when you walk in)

4. Do the Chapter 7-10 vocab - get pushed from Lanschool or create on own (20 words).  (Due M/T when you walk in)

    Ms. Glenn's party is Friday!  Bring in food/drink items and gift basket items.

Workbook pg. 50 and 51 - due Friday
Ch. 7, 8, 9, 10 vocab -due M/T

Monday, December 10, 2012

12-10 and 11 M/T

1. Grade Empire writings

2. Share Empire writings

3. Do pg. 46-47 in workbook - use pg. 60-61 in text.  Discuss.

4. New “Meet me at Maps”

5. Start pg. 50-51 in workbook  -Mapping activity.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, Dec. 7

1. See writing details below

2. Mr. McHugh will tell you which printer to print to.

3. Watch CNN if time

4. Geography bee

5.  If time, Do pg. 46-47 in workbook.  Use pg. 60-61 in book to help.

Read Ch. 7 if time

HW: No

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Typing requirements

Stick with the topic
Write legibly
Add a title (put it in the head)
Beginning, Middle, Ending
Indent paragraphs

In the header - put the title, your name, your hour

SAVE IT AS: hr_usernameyear18_Empire

Use size 14 font and an easily readable font

Proofread it!!

Spell check it!!

12/5 and 6 Wed./Th.

1. Hand papers back

2. Outline directions - examples

3. Time to work on outlines

4. Geography Bee

5. Get outline OK'd by teacher

6.  Write it on Pages
Proofread  it - See detailed handout with SWABI, etc...

7. Dropbox it by 8am Friday

If time, Do pg. 46-47 in workbook.  Use pg. 60-61 in book to help.
Read Ch. 7 if time

Finish writing and Dropbox by Friday 8am

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dec. 3 and 4th. M/T Block

1. Geography Bee

2. Grade Dropbox Characteristics of Civilization papers

3. Notes on Empires - complete listing of each empire

4. Most accomplished empire is... well, it depends on your opinion....

5. Begin Writing outlines  - get it checked a teacher

6. Grade pg. 40-43 while students are doing outlines

HW: Finish the outlines

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, Advisory 11-30

1. Grade Think ALoud or pre-reading papers

2. Grade Characteristics of Civilization - the drop boxed work

3. 4 corner debate of best empire from Ch. 6

5. Geography Bee


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wed./Thur. 11-28 and 29

1. Check Grades and emails - they are updated

2. Dropbox your Characteristic grid

3. Search for crazy Hammurabi code of laws - discuss

4. Discuss pg. 39

5. Read Ch. 6

6. Do Think Aloud or Pre-Reading sheet for Ch. 6

7. Fill in notes for Ch. 6 in workbook - pgs. 40-43

8. 4 corner debate

9. Geography Bee.

HW: Be sure pg. 40-43 are done with pictures and Ch. 6 reading

Sunday, November 25, 2012

1. Log-on to the server (or be sure you are)

2. Get directions  Ch. 5 Computer picture Characteristics activity

3. Work on activity   - Drop into my dropbox (directions coming...)

4.  Pg. 39 in workbook - yes draw pictures and explain

5. Geography Bee Questions??

Be sure all above work is done - You can dropbox from home. And, Be done with pg. 39 in workbook

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11-20 Tuesday See All Classes

1. Watch Farm Video

2. Mr. McHugh will check your pg. 32-35 workbook as the movie is playing

Be ready to work when we come back on M/T :-)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday - 11-19 - Half day (Conf.)

1. Watch CNN as class

2. Check grades and emails

3. Check news in USA today and livingstondaily.com  - See the links to the right.

Tomorrow we will grade the Ch. 5 notes / pictures on pg. 32-35

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Study Day

Hello Students,

Friday is a study day in social studies.  It will be the first study day of the
year.  Here are a few reminders about it:

-Your first task is to make up any late or absent work in social studies and then
any other class that you have.
-Once class begins, you may only use your computer if the assignment requires
computer work.  You will need to check with me and show me that the only way to do
the assignment will be with the computer.
-If done with all current work and missing/late work, then you may read a book
(like a book from the library).
-I have boring books you can choose from if you do not bring a book to class :-)
-You will not be playing games or listening to music on your computers.

If the study day goes well, then we might have another one.  If it does not, then
we probably won't have another one.

See you all tomorrow.
Mr. McHugh

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

W/Th 11-14 and 15 BLOCK

1. Correct pg. 30 in the workbook

2. Correct the Pre-reading for Ch. 5 and discuss

3. Read Chapter 5

4. When done reading, then do pg. 31 in the workbook

5. Do Ch. 5 placards notes in workbook pg. 32-35
   If done early - watch CNN News

FYI: Friday will be a study day - bring a book to read and/or items to from any class to work on

HW: Be sure 1-4 are done above.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

M/T 11/12 and 13 BLOCK

1. Correct Ch. 4 Worksheet and then the CH. 4-6 vocabulary

2. Work on pg. 30 in workbook - Real Estate ad in Workbook

3. Mr. McHugh grades your Ch. 4 notes in workbook pg. 28-29

4. Do pg. 31 in workbook

5. Do Pre-reading WS for CH. 5

6. Read Ch. 5

pg. 30 in WKBK, pg. 31 WKBK, PRE-READING SHEET FOR CH. 5
(Much of this is done in class)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thur./Fri. 11-8 and 9

1. Check Grades (final for 1st qu.) and emails

2. CNN News

3. Do Chapter 4 worksheet

4.  Do Ch. 4-6 vocab ws

5. If time, Read Ch. 5

HW: Finish the CH. 4 WS and Ch. 4-6 vocal WS

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mon. 11-6, Wed. 11-7 NO SCHOOL TUES. BLOCK M/W, TH/F

1. Audio about problems in Ch. 4

2. Chapter 4 Notes in workbook pg. 28-29

3. If done early, Watch CNN Student news (get off of my McLinks)

4. Read and report about Ballots #1-6

5. If time, Presidential Debate

6. If more time, FARM video.....

HW: NO.... be sure workbook pgs. 28-29 are done

Friday, November 2, 2012

11-2 Advisory Friday

1. Finish presenting about the Ballots

2. Farm video.....if time. Really.

(Ch. 4 notes in workbook next week, M/T)

HW: Follow the election news and Sandy news

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

1. New Seats

2. Discuss Ch. 4 Think Aloud

3. Look at Voting Ballot/s and answer questions

4. Research a ballot issue

5. Present.

HW: No, but Friday, we will finish the ballot presentations

Monday, October 29, 2012

M/T BLOCKS 10-29 and 30

1. CNN News -discuss

2. Read Ch. 4

3. Do Ch. 4 Think ALoud

4. Presidential Pole - What issues are important to you?  That is what will lead you to your choice.

5. Farm Video

HW: Be sure the Ch. 4 reading and think aloud are done

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, 10-26 Advisory Schedule

1. Quickly Study

2. Hand in Test Helpers

3. Take Test

HW: Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

W/Th 10-24 and 25



1. Test Helpers done?

2. Test Helper....Help?

3. Review Time

4. Farm video

HW: Study - Redo the questions you got wrong on the worksheets, re-read some of the chapters, quiz a friend or adult, re-look at the important stuff in the book, rewrite big questions with the answers........LOOK AND KNOW THE TEST HELPER.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday, 10-23.... not the same as Monday

1. Grade the Ch. 3 Worksheet

2. Time to work on the Test Helper

3. Grade the Ch. 2 workbook pages pg. 22-26

4. Farm video

HW: Study for the test which is Friday.  
Thursday we will have a review activity and then we will have computer training from Mrs. Zimmerman.  (She is out sick on Tuesday, so we have adjusted the plan.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

10-22 and 23 M/T

1. Grade the Ch. 3 Worksheet

2. Time to work on the Test Helper (Test is Friday)

3. Computer Training with Mrs. Zimmerman

HW: Finish the Test Helper

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Th./Fri. Oct. 18 and 19

1. Check grades and emails

2. Continue with pg. 22-26 in the workbook - working with Munich partners

3. Do Ch. 3 worksheet - 2 pages

**Hand back papers and hang up Super Hero Hominids

4. Get Test Topic Helper to help prep for test next Friday.

HW: Finish pg. 22-26 if not done, finish Ch. 3 WS

Reminder - Test Next Friday - Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wed. 10-17 MEAP day - 30 min. classes

1. Turn in Think Aloud
   Grade and discuss

2. Ch. 3 Notes in workbook - pg. 22-25

HW: No, we will finish the notes Th/F

Remember the schedule for TH = 2,4,6  and Fri = 1,3,5

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday, Oct. 16 MEAP

32 minute classes

1. Turn in Hominid Website WS

2. Turn in Think Aloud for CH. 3

3. Start Ch. 3 notes

HW: No  - Finish the CH. 3 notes in class Wed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Oct. 15 Hours 1-7

Monday 10-15          Hours 1-7, SAC, 48 minute classes     
1.     Grade Ch. 2 Worksheet
2.     Read Ch. 3 and do Think Aloud paper
3.     Finish the Hominid Web search, if needed

            Finish the Ch. 3 Think Aloud, Hominid web search WS

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday 10-12-12 advisory day


1. Bookmark my website.  And, Drag to tool bar. (BOTH)

2. Research time for Hominid site ..... see link to the right.

3. BE sure to do the CH. 2 worksheet to be graded next Monday a SAC day.

Ch. 2 WS
Hominid WS for online work

Thur. 10/11/12

1st, 3rd, 5th hour blocks

Doing the MEAP test during class.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10-10 MEAP shortened schedule 35 min. classes

1. Grade Hero Hominids

2. Do Ch. 2 worksheet - with Pg. #, Paragraph #, and sentence # for each

HW: Ch. 2 WS

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday, Oct. 9

1st day of MEAP
32 min. classes

1. Check/Discuss 5W's

2. Check pg. 14-18 in workbook

3. Time to do drawings

HW: Hominid drawings

Monday - MEAP Week Oct. 8

1. CNN Watch and do 5W's sheet

2. Time to do work Hominid drawings

HW: Hominid drawings - due Wed.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Oct 5 Friday, Advisory

1. Finish pg. 14-18 in workbook..... with partner

2. Super Hero Hominid Drawings - Due W/Th

3. CNN news.

HW: Pg.14-18 in workbook

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

10/3 and 4 W/TH

1. Grade the Think Alouds for Chapter 2

2. Discuss and learn more about CH. 1 Worksheet

3. Begin the Ch. 2 Notes in Workbook pgs. 14-18

No Homework

4. Begin the Super Hero Hominid Drawings

HW: Finish the Ch. 2 Notes, Continue work on Hominid drawings

Monday, October 1, 2012

Why study history??

In no special order: 
If we did not learn from the past, then we would make the same mistakes in the future.

Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. 

History is the story of how we became who we are now.

Everything happening today in the world is a piece of a long line of events.

The more you know about the past, the more ready you will be for the future.

History helps explain how we got to where we are today.

By examining the struggles, successes,  and failures of our ancestors, we learn how to examine ourselves and move forward.

Oct. 1 and 2 M/T

1. Grade the Ch. 1 Worksheet

2. Grade the Ch. 1 Workbook pgs. 10-11

3. Do and discuss pg. 13 in workbook

4. Present the final Why we study history

5. Think Aloud for Ch. 2

6. Begin Ch. 2 pgs. 14-18 in Workbook

HW: Finish Ch. 2 Think Aloud

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, Advisory 9/28/12

1. Finish the Ch. 1 work on workbook pages 10-11.

2. Do Ch. 1 Worksheet

3. Read Ch. 2

HW: Ch. 1 WS and Reading Ch. 2

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

W/Th 9-26 and 27

1. Correct the Vocabulary and pictures

2. Draw and discuss pg. 9 in workbook

3. Step 1 of pg. 10 and 11 in workbook

4. Read Ch. 1 and do Step 2 of pg. 10-11 in workbook with partner

5. Read Ch. 2 and Do think aloud paper

HW: Finish Think Aloud paper for Ch. 2..... and be sure pg. 10-11 are done for CH. 1

Monday, September 24, 2012

M/T 9/24 and 25

1. CNN Student News

2. Why we study history - almost final discussion

3. Correct pg. 4-7 in workbook

4. Finish, Check and discuss pg. 9 in workbook

5. Begin pg. 10-11 in workbook

6. Vocabulary words and pictures.  Definitions from chapter or back, picture ideas from chapter.

HW: Vocab words and pictures.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Adv. Friday 9-21

1. Continue with pg. 4-7 in workbook
      Meet me @ partner......

2. Check Workbook covers

3. CNN News, If time

HW: Finish the Geography Challenge pg. 3-7 in workbook   Pick questions if needed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

W/Th 9/19 and 9/20

See Weekly agenda for other details..... Link is to the right >>>>>>>>

1. Double Check your Book Tour

2. New Seats

3. Check the Book Tour

4. Go Over Direction for Geography Challenge in workbook (pg. 4-7).  Look at Textbook pg. 3.


5. Work with Partner on Geog. Challenge

6. When done, Work on vocab worksheet

7. If done, do Pg. 9 in workbook

HW: Finish Geo. Challenge - get the card sheet if needed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

M/T Sept. 17 and 18

See this link for the week's agenda:   Week of 9/17- 9/21  McHugh Soc. St. - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlwFM14hpbiGdGhrWU01QWxyTy1uWlVhTm1LTFBDR3c

1. Narrow down the final ideas of why we study history

2. Meet me @ partner

3. Constitution day video

4. Book Tour worksheet

5. Pg. 4-7 Geography Challenge in workbook (We will finish on W/Th)

HW: Finish the Book Tour WS

Friday, September 14, 2012

Advisory Friday 9-14

Last day to turn in the signature sheets

1. Get Books
- Write in PEN your name on the inside cover
- Fill out Pink sheet, my name is Mr. McHugh, put class hour, Grade, Book title, note any problems with the book.
- Turn in pink sheet

2. Get Workbook - Personalize it with drawings, pictures, etc...  (this is required)
   -Name on Binding, pg. 200, and Front (all are required in PEN)

3. Read and review the "why study history" ideas.  We will narrow it down on M/T.

4. Watch CNN News.

HW: No, but next week you probably will have it.

M/T - Why study History - Finalizing, Book Tour Wksheet, Mapping activity
W/Th - Vocabulary and Reading Chapter 1....
Fri - Notes for the Chapter

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wed./Thur. 9-12 and 13

Turn in the signature sheets

1. Review Names

2. Sept. 11 review info.

3. Why study history - read.  Circle/underline a word, phrase, and sentence.
      Compare and come up with top reasons

4. Get to know you activity

5. Get books and workbooks

HW: Signature sheets are due Friday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Parent Night:

Curriculum that we will cover:
World History before 500 AD/CE =
Each unit begins with the geography - Where is it?

Early Humans/Cavemen
Ancient Egypt, Judaism,
Ancient India - Hinduism, Buddhism,
Ancient China - Dynasties, Silk Road
Ancient Greece - Democracy, Persian Wars, Athens vs. Sparta
Ancient Rome -  Republic, Daily Life, Origins of Christianity

And, we will cover economics and current events going on today.

Field Trip: Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington - when we study Judaism



Monday, September 10, 2012

9-10 an 9-11 Mon./Tues

1.  Hand out names and in groups - sharing names on name cards

2. 9-11 Facts and info. gathering.  In groups then top facts

3. Why study history:
    Read and circle a word, phrase, and sentence about what answers "Why we study history?"

4. CNN student news, if time.

HW: No
Turn in the signature sheet for the Irish Pirate Handbook - If you have not already.

names, 9-11 review, Why study HY, Get to know you activity, Get books
Meet me @ maps, Mapping activity - Geog. Chall.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Adv. Friday 9-7

1. Roll call

2. Make Name tags - be creative

3. Share in groups

HW: Talk to parents about 9-11

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wed./Thur. Day 2 and 3 ..... Sept. 5 and 6

1. New seating chart - Alphabetized

2. Get to know you game- back to back switches

3. Go over the handbook

4. Outside - activities lines and getting to know you

5. Schedule or CNN student news

Talk to your parents about the history and facts of Sept. 11

Fri: Name activity
Mon./Tues: 9-11, books/workbooks, why we study history.
Wed./Thur.: Continue with why history
Fri: Book?????

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1st day of School

Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year

This is 7th grade Social Studies (Ancient History class)

Today, sit wherever you would like.  We will take roll and answer questions.   Tomorrow we will have a block time to do more activities.  A block is a class double the normal length.

We will study: Cavemen, The 1st civilizations, Egyptians, Rome, Greece, Ancient China, etc...

I am excited to begin my 18th year of teaching.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wed./Thur. 6/6 and 7

1. Last minute studying for final test

2. Hand in notes of People, Things, and Places

3. Take Final year end test

4. Correct it

5. CNN News

6. Video

Monday, June 4, 2012

1. Watch video about turning in computers

2. Turn in computer

3. Study quickly for Checkpoint
*Turn in Study Guide/Preview paper

4. Take Checkpoint test

5. When done,  review each chapter by writing down people, places, and things

Wed./Thur. = Final year end test over 1 question per chapter.
         Also, turn in textbook
Fri: See ya,
Study for test, Bring Textbook and workbooks

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday, 6/1

1. Continue working on Checkpoint test review paper

2. Laptops will be turned in on Monday/Tuesday

HW: Study for Checkpoint test

Thursday, May 31, 2012

THUR. 5/31

Regular Schedule today SAC - See All Classes

1.  Turn in Ch. 36 and 37 worksheets

2. Work on Checkpoint Review paper

3. Be ready for Checkpoint test on Monday (1,3,5) or Tuesday (2,4,6)

HW: Study guide/Test Helper.... done and ready for Test day

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tues./Wed. 5/29 and 30

1. Correct Ch. 32/33 and then 34/35 worksheets

2. Read Ch. 36 and do Ch. 36 WS

3. Read Ch. 37 and do Ch. 37 WS

4. Read Rome Comic book

5. Do Rome Comic worksheet

HW: Finish the Ch. 36-37 worksheets

Friday, May 25, 2012

Adv. Friday 5/25

1. Grade the Silk Road pg. 158-159 in workbook

2. Grade pg. 218-219 in workbook

3. CNN student news.

4. Finish Ch. 32, 33, 34, 35 worksheets

5. Read Ch. 36 and 37

HW: Be done with the 32-35 worksheets

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5-23 and 24 W/Th

The sprint to the finish has begun.   June 8 here we come.  This agenda looks like a lot, but it is manageable, if you work.

1. Finish the Geo. Challenge for Rome - pg. 218-219 in wkbk

2. Read Ch. 32.  Yes, really read it.

3. Do the Ch. 32 worksheet

4. Read Ch. 33. Yes, really read it.

5. Do the Ch. 33 worksheet

6. If time, watch CNN student news @ cnnstudentnews.com
     Fill out the CNN questions when you watch.
7. Read Ch. 34 and 35  Yes, really read it.
8. Do Ch. 34 and 35 worksheets (front/back) 
9. If done, read Chapter 36 and 37. 
HW: Finish Ch. 32 and 33 worksheet (a front/back Multiple choice sheet)  and the Ch. 34/35 worksheet

Monday, May 21, 2012

5/21 and 22 Mon. and Tues.

CHECK GRADES/EMAILS...... They are totally up to date.

1. Hand back bunches of papers

2. Grade the Ch. 23 work from computers (you printed on Friday)

3. Read Ch. 24 (Should have been done Friday/homework)

4. Do Ch. 24 Reading notes - Silk Road - pg. 158-159 in workbook

5. Geography Challenge... for Rome - pg. 218-219.  Use pg. 308 in text as a guide.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday, 5/18 Advisory day

1. Correct the assignment - Ch. 23 questions and pictures

2. Read Ch. 24 Silk Road

3. CNN news on own

HW: Finish reading CH. 24

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wed./Thur. 5/16 and 5/17

1. Correct and grade the Emperor Qin posters.

2. Do pg. 151 in workbook

3. Read Chapter 23

4. Get Ch. 23 worksheet "pushed" from Lanschool.  Or, get a paper copy of the worksheet.

5. Work on the Ch. 23 worksheet and get pictures

6. If time, Read Ch. 24 Silk Road

7. CNN news - if done.

HW: Ch. 23 worksheet needs to be done

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mon./ Tues. 5-14 and 15

1. New Seats

2. CNN student news

3. Do pg. 144 in workbook

4. Review Ch. 22 - Emperor

5. Do pg. 150 in workbook -

6. When done, Do pg. 151 in workbook

HW: Finish all workbook pages- especially pg. 150

Friday, May 11, 2012

Advisory, Friday 5-11

1.  Watch CNN student News

2.  Correct Ch. 21 Multiple Choice WS

3. Read Ch. 22

HW: Finish Reading Ch. 22

Advisory Link


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thur. 5/10

1. Grade the Relief Maps and workbooks

2. Read Ch. 21

3. Do Ch. 21 Multiple choice WS

HW: Ch. 21 WS

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

5-9 See All Classes Day (Elmy/McHugh)

1. Finish the Relief map work

2. Finish the Pg. 131 - 133 workbook notes

3. When done, watch CNN student news. cnnstudentnews.com

4. Evaluate teammates

Extra time?  1st do any missing work.  Then, go to online and learn Mandarin Chinese.  You will present the words that you learn at a later time (early next week or so).

HW: Be sure you are done with workbook pg. 131-133

Monday, May 7, 2012

1. Check Grades

2. Hand back papers

3. Continue work on China relief map group project

4. Mr. McHugh will grade your pg. 128-129 in workbook

5. Begin work in workbook pg. 131 - 133

HW: Pg. 131 -133 in workbook????

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday, May 4 advisory schedule

1. Go over directions with your group.

2. Work on building China's landscape and relief map and graphs

3. If done, Work on workbook pages 131-133.

HW:  No, we will finish the building on Mon./Tues.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wed./Thur. 5/2 and 5/3

1. Mr. McHugh will check your pg. 118 during the work time

2. Hand in your Ch. 18 Think Aloud

3. Finish the Geography Challenge, pg. 128-9 in workbook
  When done: Listen to CNN student news
                       Read Ch. 19

4. Work on the China project - building with cardboard etc...

HW: No

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mon./Tues. 4/30 and May 1

1.  Read Ch. 17 (4 pages long)
2. Do pg. 118 in workbook - design a webpage based on requirements on pg. 118.  (This is homework if not done in class).  See Nike.com for an example of a webpage.  Or, see pinckneyschools.org for an example.   You will need a picture (illustration/graphic), link/button (same thing), color, paragraph about the chapter, and use the 6 terms listed somewhere in your "webpage"

3. Read Ch. 18 and  do Think Aloud worksheet - Writing 10-15 words per box and skip 2 boxes (homework if not done in class)

4. If time, CNN student news (with headphones)
       If time, check out local news from Livingstondaily.com, or annarbornews.com, or world news at google.com/news. 

5.  With 25 minutes left in class (9:35, 11:25, and 1:47), pair up with _______________________ partner and answer the cards for the Geography Challenge - pg. 128-129 in Workbook.  Use your textbook pg. 181 to help with answers.  (We will finish this assignment on Wed./Thur. in class)

HW:   Finish the pg. 118 in workbook and the think aloud.
Bring in items for Wed./Thur.  (building China's mountains and land)
         Cardboard         Scissors    Markers      Glue Sticks

Friday, April 27, 2012

Adv. Friday, 4/21

1. Watch video about China
      Take notes on viewing guide

2.  Discuss answers

3. Get Washington DC 8th grades trip information

4. CNN student news??

HW: No - be sure all work is done

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wed./Thur. 4-25 and 26

1. Hindu and Buddhism Writing
    a. Finalize it

If you have extra time go to cnnstudentnews.com and use your headphones.  If you have more time go to google.com/news or livingstondaily.com or annarbor.com

    b. Edit other peoples
    c. Make Edits

2. Dropbox it using hour_username17_Indiawriting

3. Grade the writing

4. Share the writing

HW: No

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mon./Tues. 4-23 and 24

1. Check Grades and emails

1. Correct the Ch. 15 and 16 Multiple Choice WS

2. Intro to Hinduism OR Buddhism writing

3. Write on the paper handout
       Get it OK'd

4. Write on computer - use pages, check spelling, indent paragraphs, DS lines, etc...

5. Get someone to proofread it, then you make changes and edits

HW: Finish the writing and it will be due Wednesday/Thursday

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday advisory: 4-20

1. Correct the CH. 16 fill in blank WS

2. Do the Multiple choice for Ch. 15 and 16

3. When done with WS, then go to CNN Student News Link and watch today's news.  If the link does not work, then go to cnnstudentnews.com

   If you don't have headphones, then read the news at this site: google.com/news or try this link: www.google.com/news

HW: Finish Ch. 15/16 Mult. Choice
  Next week we will be writing about Hinduism or Buddhism

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wed./Thur. 4-18 and 19

1. Check final grades for report cards

2. CNN news

3. Correct Ch. 15 WS - reading notes

4. Buddhism Play

5. Read Ch. 16

6. Do Ch. 16 Reading Notes Worksheet

HW: Finish the Ch. 16 WS

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday 4-17

Hi Classes. I am in the building and will likely be watching your computers :-)

1. Check Grades and emails

2.  Close your computers.
     CNN News

3. What do you know about Hinduism?
   What do you WANT to know about Hinduism?

4. Ch. 15 Think aloud paper - notice the directions
     Read Ch. 15

5. Ch. 15 Worksheet

6. Read Ch. 16 and do Ch. 16 Worksheet

7. CNN news from Monday if time

HW: Finish the above worksheets

Monday, April 16, 2012

4-16 and 17 Mon. and Tues.

1. Check Grades and Emails

2. CNN News

3. What do you know about Hinduism?

4. Read Ch. 15 - Hinduism

5. Do Ch. 15 worksheet

6. Read Ch. 16 Buddhism

HW: Finish the Ch. 15 worksheet

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mon./Tues 4-2 and 3

1. CNN News

2. Grade Ch. 14 Worksheet from last week

3. Grade the Ch. 13 and 14 multiple choice

4. Hinduism Wedding

5. Ch. 15 reading

Hinduism Play??/

HW: ??

Friday, March 30, 2012

Advisory Friday, 3-30

1. Correct pg. 94-95 in workbook

2. Present Hindi speaking words

3. Correct Ch. 14 reading notes ????????

4. Work on Ch. 13 and 14 Mult. Choice  Worksheet

HW: Finish the work above that is not done.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wed./Thur. March 28/29

1. Grade Vocab

2. Grade and discuss the Think Aloud for Ch. 13

3. Do Ch. 13 workbook pgs. 94 and 95.  Use colored  pencils on the map

4. Read Ch. 14

5. Do Ch. 14 reading notes - use guide paper

6. Do Ch. 13 and 14 Mult. Choice Worksheet  We never really got to this enough on Wed./THur.

HW: Get the work above done

Monday, March 26, 2012

This is a good place to start to learn Hindi.  You may not do lesson 1 for extra credit, because we have done it in class.  But, you may go to lesson 2 or others to learn and get the extra credit.

Hindi Lesson 1 link.   You will need to provide the link that you actually used to help you when you present/perform.

To get the extra credit, you need to speak the Hindi sentence to the best of your ability. We will then check via the smartboard to see if you have done it correctly.    You will get 2 pts. extra credit per word learned.  If you are awesome, you could possibly earn 3 per word. 

The extra credit can not be done unless you have all of your missing work done for social studies class.

Mon./Tues. 3/26 and 27

1. Check grades and emails

2. Grade pg. 90-91 in workbook

3. Finish Ch. 13-18 vocabulary

4. Read Ch. 13 (yes, you can listen to it with headphones)

5. Do Think Aloud paper - skip one box

6. If you have NO missing work - learn Hindi words to present

7. If you have ANY missing work - then do it.

HW: Have the vocab and think aloud paper done.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friday advisory day, 3-22

1. Continue work on the pg. 90-91 in workbook
     Use textbook pg. 121
When you are done, show the teacher your work and then work on vocab.

2. If and when done do the Ch. 13-18 blue vocab word on computer (pages document)....There are 21 blue words.

HW: Finish the workbook pg. 90-91 and vocab words on computer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


1st - you will need an internet connect

2. Connect to the server
      Use the finder - co- connect
      or the robot home directory icon

3. Go to Staff01

4.  Go to Student Apps
    then 78_Apps

5. Drag History Alive to your desktop

6. Open 7th Grade
    If it does not work - click on  "solo login" as your full name (not learner1)
      Open it again and it should work.

Wed./Thur. March 21 and 22

1. India guest speaker

2. Meet me @ map

3. Learn to access the Soc. St. book ONLINE -

4. Start Geography Challenge - pg. 90-91 in workbook

HW:No - enjoy the weather while you can
We will finish pg. 90-91 on Friday

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mon./Tues. Mar. 19 and 20

Check your grades.... they have been updated.
* Last day to turn in 3rd quarter work is March 30 (Friday)
**I have track and field forms - let me know if you need them.  Turn them in asap to me.  We start next Monday, March 26.

1. Double check answers on your Test Topic Helper/study guide

2. Take Checkpoint Midterm

3. Review the India Facts

4. If time, Start India Geography Challenge

HW: No - enjoy the weather.  This is crazy weather...crazy good!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fri. 3-16

Sit where ever to begin

1. Check Grades

2. New Seats

3. Time for midterm study guide work time.

4. Study for midterm

HW: Study study study....It is for a grade!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

W/Th, 3-14 and 3-15

March 14 = Pie day, 3.14
March 15 = Ides of March - Julius Caesar was killed (Roman empire)

1. Study guide work for the Midterm/Checkpoint - Which is next Mon./Tues.

2. Leprechan visit to talk about Ireland (St. Patrick's Day)

3. Study Guide work time

HW: Be Ready for the Midterm/Checkpoint test on Mon./Tues.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12 and 13 M/T

1. Take a few minutes to look over your study guides.

2. Hand in Study Guides

3. Move Desks for test

4. Take Greek Test. 
Keep test at your seat.  You can write on scrap paper or read a book until everyone is done.

5. Correct the test

When everyone is done,
6. Open your computers and write down 20 fact about India (news or history facts)
Draw a picture of the country of India on your paper (or the back)

7. CNN News if time

HW: Finish the 20 India Facts

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, Mar. 9 Advisory Day

1. Check your grades

2. Work to finish your study guide - Test is Mon./Tues.

3. Study activity

HW: Study for the Test, which is on Mon., Tues.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wed./Thur. March 7 and 8

1. Grade the Ch. 28-31

2. Work on study guide

3. Prepare for the Test Ch. 25-31

HW: Study study study

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mon./Tues. 3-5 and 6

TEST ON FRIDAY (Ch. 25-31)

1. Correct Ch. 31 WS

2. Share the 24 word CH. 29 paragraph

3. Grade the Ch. 29-31 vocab

4. Share the Alex the Great WS

5. Do the Ch. 28-31 WS (multiple pages)

6. Study Guide to prep for Friday's test.

HW: Finish the Ch. 28-31 WS and work on the study guide

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Friday, March 2


1. Read Chapter 31

2. Do the worksheet/notes that goes with it.

HW: Finish the above work (ch. 31 notes worksheet),
and have the 24 word paragraph (ch. 29), the Vocab (Ch. 29-31), and the Alex the Great worksheet from video    ALL READY for Mon./Tues.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2-29 and 3-1 Wed./Th.

1. Grade writing

2. Read Ch. 29 and do 24 word paragraph

3. Do 29 Chapter 29-31 vocabulary on computer.  Save in Pages on desktop.

4. Alex the Great Video...10 notes and why he is "great" (in a paragraph)
Click on this link for the Alex the Great video if you need to watch it again. 

If time, Read Ch. 31

HW: Be done with the Ch. 29 -24 word paragraph, The vocab, and the Alex evaluation

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday - 2/28

Hi Classes - I am in training today.  I am learning how to teach with the Apple computers.

Today's activities:

1. Grade your rough drafts.  Mr. Scott is checking to see if your work is done.

2. If you are not done, then keep writing.

3. If done, then sit at another person's computer and "peer edit" their paper.  Write tips for the other person. 

4. Fix your paper and or edit it.

5. If you are done, then Read Ch. 29 and a 24 word paragraph

HW: Write the final draft due when you walk into class on Wed./Thur.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, 2-27


1. Go over directions for the writing again. 

2. Time for writing.

HW: Finish a rough draft of the writing,  Final draft will be due on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wed./Thur. 2/22 and 23

1. CNN news

2. Read and discuss the 24 word paragraphs for CH. 28 (we did these last week)

3. Get directions for the Persian War Battle writing

4. Work on the graphic organizer (finish in class) and rough draft/s (start in class - finish at home) for the writing

5. Contest???  

HW: Finish the rough draft on computer ....Friday we will do peer editing (giving writing tips)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Advisory day... and shortened schedule

Study Day. 

You need something to work on or to read.

You will need to ask before using your computer.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wed./Thur. Feb. 15/16

1. Grade Ch. 25-27 worksheets

2. Read Ch. 28

3. Do 24 work paragraph as a table group.

4. Watch CNN News

FYI: Friday is a study day/catch up day.  Bring something to work on or to read (from any class).  Friday is also a shortened schedule day (35 min. classes or so)


Monday, February 13, 2012

2-13 and 14 M/T

1. Grade the CH. 27 notes in workbook - pg. 176-179

2. Grade the Venn Diagrams -

3. Contest for Olympics

4. Work on Ch. 25, 26, and 27 worksheets

HW: Ch. 25, 26, 27 worksheets

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Advisory Friday, 2-9

1. Be sure your workbook pages 176-179 are done.  Be sure you have 3 under each and 2 for woman and 2 for slaves.

2. Then work on pg. 180 and include:
4 unique items for Athens
4 unique items for Sparta
3 similar or same items
2 pictures for each.
And, You can do this on computer if you want. 

3. All items due on Mon./Tues.

4. If time, Watch CNN student news.

HW: Finish Ch. 27 notes pg. 176-9 and finish Venn Diagram

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wed./Thur. Feb. 8 and 9

1. Correct Ch. 26 workbook pgs. 172-173

2. Get Bathroom passes - 2 for 3rd quarter

3. Discuss pg. 175 in workbook - do it if needed

4. Read Ch. 27 and do Ch. 27 workbook pg. 176-179 - be sure to do the metope pictures in the box above the writing....under the lions

5. If time, we will do a competition.

6. Watch this link as an introduction to Ch. 28... Battle in the movie 300!!

HW: Finish the Ch. 27 notes and the Venn Diagram (Friday's work)....all due on Monday/Tues.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mon./Tues. 2-6 and 7

1. Turn in any Greek Writing stories

2. Read Ch. 26

3. Music from a Monarch, Oligarchy, Tyrant, and a democracy

4. Ch. 26 notes in workbook (pg. 172-3....when done also do pg. 175)

5. Discus competition

6. Super Bowl ads...which one makes you want to buy that product?

HW: Be sure Ch. 26 notes are done

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday, 2-3 Advisory day

1. Share your writing with your city-state

2. Pick the best one in groups

3. Read the best ones.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wed./Thur. Feb. 1 and 2

1. Turn in the Greek Kid journal - Final Drafts

2. Share the writing with groups and class

3. Watch Percy Jackson


Monday, January 30, 2012

Mon./Tues Jan. 30 and 31

1. Check Teacherease grades and missing work

2. Grade Vocab

3. Grade Rough Draft for the writing

4. Peer Editing and suggestions

5. Writing time to finish for Wed./Thur.

HW: Write and finish your "journal" for being a Greek Kid

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, 1-27

Half Day

1. Cover any questions about the Greek writing

     Get the circle graphic organizer, if you want it

Due: M/T with a rough draft, W/TH with final draft

2. Turn in any last assignments for 2nd quarter

3. Percy Jackson Movie

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jan. 24 and 25 Wed./Thur.

1. Do vocabulary on your computers for Chapters 25-28. 
       Do the definitions.
       Save it to the desktop
      If time, research presidential candidates by clicking on the votesmart.org website.

2.  Introduce the Writing about living in Greece
        Write some here and some at home.
      Rough draft due on Mon/Tues.
3. Watch about 20 min. of Percy Jackson

HW: Writing for living in Greece

Monday, January 23, 2012

1-23 and 1-24 M/T

1. Turn in artwork/sign for city-state

2. Correct pg. 168-169 in workbook

3. Listen to songs for Greece

4. ID the city-states that are: faming/non farming/trading, and colonies

5. Wall sit

6. CNN student news if time (Probably yes in 1, 2, 3, 4, no 5, 6)

If time: Look these up: VoteEasy (www.votesmart.org/voteeasy   http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/candidate-match-game

FYI: We will writing about being a 12-13 year Greek child..... on Wed./Thur.

HW: No

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1-19 and 20 Th./Fri. Block days

1. Collect grades for the Geog. Challenge - pg. 166-167 in workbook

2. Contest

3. Time to finish pg. 168 and 169 in workbook (Ch. 25 notes)

4. Read Comic Books

5. Do Crossword puzzles

6. Percy Jackson

HW: Be sure the pg. 168 and 169 in workbook are done

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tues./Wed. 1/17 and 18

1. Grade the Geography Challenge

2.  Look up and report facts about MLK jr.    

3. Read Chapter 25 as a class -
    Take turns reading and take volunteers when reading.    
4. Have partner groups at their table groups answer questions on pg. 168-169

5. Give time to work on their sign for their city-state sign.  Art work for your city-state due next Monday/ Tues.

6. If time - CNN student News


Friday, January 13, 2012

Frid. 1-13

1. Finish the Geography Challenge  - pg. 166-167 in workbook and pg. 245-6 in textbook

2. IF TIME, we will watch Percy Jackson

HW: Be sure the Geo. Challenge is done.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wed./Thur. 1-11 and 12

1. New Seats

2. Grade pg. 86-87 in workbook- The Timeline for Egypt and Caanan

3. Contest - art and push-ups

4. Unit 5 Geog. Challenge in workbook - pg. 166-167   using pg. 245-6 in text.

5. Percy Jackson - some of the movie Did not get to this today.

HW: Be sure the pg. 166-167 workbook is completely done....although it should be done in class.    We will finish the Geog. Challenge in class on Friday.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mon./Tues. 1-10 and 11

1. Holocaust Reflection

2. Timeline in workbook pg. 86-87  Use pg. 118 in the textbook

3. Greek video  - Intro to Ancient Greece

4. New Seating Chart...will be done on Wed./THur.

5. Greek contests......coming up throughout the Greek Unit.

HW: No

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jan. 4 and 5 Wed. and Th.

Happy New Year!!

5th hr, 2nd hr, and 6th hr. all need to finish the Geography Bee.

1. CNN Student News

2. Holocaust Vocabulary

3. Read about the History Leading to the Holocaust - Roots of Anti-Semitism


4. Read a very brief History of WWI and WWII

5. Behavior and Details of the Field Trip
    Chaperones, Lunch, Busses, Tour Groups, IPods/phones (You may bring, but absolutely not seen at HMC or mall....or busses, power down at MHC and mall), Questions

HW: Bring a lunch or $$ on Friday