8th Grade U.S. History

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