8th Grade U.S. History

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