8th Grade U.S. History

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mon./Tues 9/30 and Oct. 1

1. Watch video #2 (Mon.) or Video #3 (Tues.) regarding the laptops

2. Grade the Ch. 1 worksheet  (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th hours)

3. Go over the Ch. 1 reading notes -  Pg. 10-11 in workbook

4. Read Ch. 2 Intro -
      Lucy in the sky with diamonds, and Caveman commercial

5. Read Ch. 2 and fill out Think Aloud Paper

6. Begin Ch. 2 reading notes in workbook pg. 14-18

HW:  No - We will finish the crossed off work on Wed./Thur. >> Finish the Ch. 2 Think Aloud and workbook pg. 14-18

Friday, 9/27

1. World Map Quiz

2. Ch. 1 Worksheet - Grade them

3. Work time, if needed.

4. CNN student news

HW: Be sure that pg. 10-11 in workbook is done

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

9/25 and 26 Wed./TH

WORLD MAP QUIZ ON FRIDAY - see Mr. McHugh if you need a practice map

1. Turn in Ch. 1 pre-reading sheet

2. Do pg. 9 in the workbook

3. Discuss Ch. 1 pre-reading sheet

4. Do Ch. 1 workbook notes pg. 10-11

5. Do Ch. 1 worksheet - 2 sides

HW: Study for World Map quiz and Finish the Ch. 1 WS

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mon./Tues. 9/23 and 24

1. Practice world map quiz

2. Check Vocab and pictures

3. Check workbooks

4. Do pg. 9 in workbooks

5. Do preview for Ch. 1

6. Read Chapter 1

7. If time, CNN student News

HW:  Finish any work from above

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday, 9/20

1. CNN student News

2. World Map - fill it out.  Map next Friday

3. Finish the Vocab definitions and drawings - due Mon./Tues.

4. Be sure the workbook mapping and questions are done (complete sentences)

5. Did I check your workbook covers?

HW: Finish all of the above

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wed./Th. 9/18 and 19

1. Meet me at map....

2. Geography Challenge

3. Vocabulary words and definitions

HW: Be sure to finish the Geo. Challenge, Vocab/drawings   Both due on M/T

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Parent Night

Curriculum that we will cover:
World history before 500 AD/CE (common era)
Each unit begins with the geography - Where did the history happen?

Early humans/Cavemen
Early civilizations (Sumer, Mesopotamia)
Ancient Egypt, Judaism
Ancient India - Hinduism, Buddhism
Ancient China - Dynasties, Silk Road
Ancient Greece - Democracy, Persian Wars, Athens vs. Sparta
Ancient Rome  - Empire, Republics, Daily life, contributions to the USA

And, we will cover Economics and Current Events - especially as they relate to the areas that we are studying.

9/16 and 17 M/T

1. Why study history - Read, compare, share...

2. Worksheet on the book - "Book Tour"

3. Constitution Day video

4. Correct the "Book Tour".

HW: Finish decorating the workbook by Wed./Thur.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday The 13th (Sept.)

1. Go over online school handbook topics

2. Get and decorate workbooks
    Book name on front, side binding, and on pg. 111

3. Why study history..... compare and compile info.

HW: No

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wed./Thur. 9-11 and 12

9-11  Never Forget....
1. CNN Student news - 9-11, Syria, "Vote" for Congress action,

2. Post the "I wills..."

3. New Seats

4. Finish name card intros..... if needed

5. Why do we study history????  Compare and discuss...

6. If time, get workbooks

Watch the news regarding Syria and local news

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mon./Tues. 9-9 and 10

1. Handbook - Go over it and turn in signature by Friday.

2. Introductions - name cards

3. Tell about it - What happened, parents thoughts about????, what do you know??

4. Day of service and rememberance    9-11  "I will..."

5. (If time) Why study history....  compare and discuss

HW: No

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, 9/6 an Advisory day

Reminder: Talk to your parents about 9/11.  What is it?  Where were they?  What were/are their thoughts about it?  We will be discussing it further on Mon./Tues.

1. Get Text Books -
Fill out pink sheets,
write your name in PEN on the inside cover,
hand in pink sheet at end of class

2. Name Tag Presentations.

* Each day you have Soc. St. class bring: Book, Pencil/Pen, SS/LA Binder, workbook (you will get this next week)

Talk to parents about 9/11 - see above

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Wed./Thur. Block  Sept. 4 and 5

1. Do alphabetical line and seating chart.   It is temporary and will change next week

2. Draw a map of the world from memory

3. Do Name Tags

4. Hand out books

5.   Name Tag presentations

6. Name Tag Game

7. Favorite topic in the textbook

HW: Talk to your parents about Sept. 11.  We will be discussing this next Mon./Tues. the 9th and 10th.   Google it if you need to.