8th Grade U.S. History

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.