8th Grade U.S. History

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

W/Th April 30 and May 1

1. Map out the Dynasties in the workbook pg. 129 and pg. 181 in textbook

2. Practice a state test, which will be next week.

3. Read Ch. 21 and do pgs. 140-142 in the workbook

Turn in workbooks for pg. 130-133 to be graded.

HW: Finish above if needed

Monday, April 28, 2014

M/T 4/28 and 29

1. India Re-test
   Hand in Test Helper if you did not do that previously

2. Correct it

3. Earth Day Summaries

4. Read about Chinese Dynasties and play game

HW: Read Ch. 21

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25

1. Look at Test Helpers - get correct answers if needed.

2. Study Game for the India Test on Mon./Tues.

HW: Study for India Test.  Be sure you are done with pg. 130-133 in the workbook.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4-23 and 4-24 W/Th

1. Continue work on the China Maps.   Be sure to cut, glue, and fill out the data sheets fully.  Draw and list the natural vegetation and physical features.

2. Work on the workbook questions that go with the map - workbook pages 130-133

3. If time, go to the Earth Day links and read and share what it is about. Scroll on your computer to a previous post below this post.

*Friday will we cover Earth day and study for the India Retest which will be on Mon./Tues.

HW: Finish the workbook pages and study again for the test

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mon./Tues. 4/20 and 21

1. Review the India Tests - hand them back in. 

2.  Hand back papers.  FYI there are 7 weeks left! 

3. Begin Work on China 3D maps - cut small pieces of cardboard and glue to the papers. Be sure to read the directions on the papers.

4. When done, Read Chapter 19 and answer the questions in the workbook about the map you built.

5. Split up the duties and then go to the websites.  Read, inter-act, and report out.

HW: Finish the items above. 

Earth Day websites

Earth day is Tuesday, April 21

Lots of information about climate change in China at: http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/campaigns/climate-energy/

Earth Day Footprint calculator: http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator

If there is a 5th person: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/20/climate-change-new-online-tools/7739415/

Split up your group and have each person read and review one of these sites.  Be prepared to report out what information you found out.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Friday, 4/11

1. 2-3 minutes to study
2. Hand in the test helpers

3. Take Test - Please only write on the answer sheet and not the test booklet.

HW: Have a great break

Wed./Th. 4-9 and 10

1. Time to work on the Test Helper.  You should keep this until test day - Friday, April 11.   You will hand it in on Friday.
2. Videos on India:
This one is all about the Gupta Empire. 8:49

This one is about Ashoka.  2:29

3.   Face Off game - Boys vs. Girls

4.   Here is another one about the Gupta Empire, decent, but not as good as the 1st one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaXWsodnyyg           Optional to watch this.  7:30.

HW: Study for the Test on Friday   Test Helper is due when you walk into class on Friday.

Monday, April 7, 2014

M/T 4/7 and 8

*India Quiz on Friday

1. Grade 106 in workbook

2. Read and Review Chapter 16 - Buddhism

3. Mr. McHugh will grade pg. 104-5 in workbook (ch. 15 notes)

4. Take Ch. 16 notes into workbook

5. Read Chapter 17 and 18 - take 5 notes on those chapter - see board

6. Get Test Helper for India quiz - work time on W/TH and it will due on Friday.

HW: Begin studying and preparing for India Test

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday advisory, 4/4/14

FYI: The invisible spray and the disappearing key were both April Fools jokes.   I fell for them!

FYI #2: India quiz next Friday, April 11.

1. Finish the Ch. 15 notes

2. Do pg. 106 in the workbook - all in 3 or more words - read the directions

3. Read Ch. 16 Buddhism

HW: Finish the above work

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2 and 3 Wed./Thur.

1.   Buddhism and Hinduism Skits

2. Invisibility spray video

3. Hand in/ Correct the Ch. 13 India mapping and the CH. 14 - Mohenjodaro papers

4. Read Ch. 15 - Hinduism
      - Take Notes pg. 103 in workbook

IF TIME:  Read Ch. 16 Buddhism  Take Notes on  - Expert sections

HW: Be sure late/absent work is done.