8th Grade U.S. History

Sunday, November 15, 2015

ISIS and Syria Video

Watch this and repeat it to really understand the conflict in and around Syria.  It is only about 5 minutes long, but it is a really good explanation to ISIS.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKb9GVU8bHE

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Wed. and Thursday Oct. 28 and 29
1. CNN
2. Read Tweentribune.com article
3. Write review on the article - 1 on Wednesday, 1 on Thursday

Tues. Oct. 27
1. CNN
2. Check Grades
3. Do Missing work
4. Pass back papers
5. Research for the next project

Mon. Oct. 26: 
1. Take Week 7 CNN quiz
2. Grade Week 7 CNN
3. Watch CNN Week 8 Day 1


Friday, October 9, 2015

7th grade World History

1. Get papers back
2. CNN news
3. Super Hero Hominid work time

HW: Have the hominids ready on M/T

8th grade US History Friday Oct. 9

1. Get Papers back

2. CNN News

3. Go over Ch. 5 Section 4  WS

4. Work time for Sections 5-9

5. Monday/Tues.= have map and Sect. 5-7 done

HW: Yes, probably

Oct. 8 Thur. 7th grade World History

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday, Oct. 8, Current World Affairs

1. CNN news
2. Finish slide shows
3. Get it proofread by a friend (and proof read a friends slideshow)
4. Dropbox it to “tmchugh”.      If you can not dropbox, then you can email it to tmchugh@pinckneypirates.org
5. When done, students should read other news articles from the links on the right of my website:
        They should be looking for the next topic that they would like to do a project on.

HW: Be sure slide shows are ready to present on Friday

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wed. 10-7 World History

1. Watch CNN
2. Read article from www.teentribune.com
3. Answer the critical question at the end of the article

HW: No

US History Wed/Thur. 10-7 and 10-8

Please follow this link to Preamble #2
Download to your computer and answer the questions on Google docs under preamble #2 and today's date.

You should answer the questions on the preamble link above.  Another copy of those questions is here:
1. Watch the video link in the preamble link above
2. Think of items that you own.  Which items would you consider valuable enough to preserve?
3. Why would a nation take the time, energy and cost to preserve their documents?
 4. Tell the future...if students in the year 3000 were examining primary sources from the year 2015, which documents might give clues to your culture?

After the preamble time:
1. Work on the mapping activity - you will need to download the maps from classroom.google.com.
2. You may use other shades of red to color the red (for the redcoats) - Use purple, pink, etc....

After the map:
1. Read the rest of Chapter 5 (sections 4-8)
2. Finish the 1st page of the packet to be due Friday

HW: Be sure above work is done


CWA Tues., Oct 6

1. CNN
2. Work time on projects - due Thursday end of class

Monday 10-5 CWA

1. Take Quiz over last week's CNN news
2. Watch today's CNN news
3. Short work time for the Slideshow projects

7th Grade World History Mon/Tues 10/5 and 10/6

1. CNN for today - Week 5
2. Correct Week 4 CNN (last week)
3. Take Chapter 1 quiz - open note, open study guide, and open workbook
4. Read Chapter 2
5. Fill out Chapter 2 worksheet

HW: Fill out the Chapter 2 worksheet

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday/Tuesday, 10-5/6 8th Grade US History

Preamble #1

1. Watch National Archive video
2. Visit this site: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/

3. Answer on your Drive for preamble #1

What interested you? What did you discover that you did not already know?
Rate this stop in DC on a scale of 10 to 1......10 is FANTASTIC....1 is bleck 

4. Once done with the Preambles, then we had introductions of the Portrait Posters that students made.

HW: No 

Current World Affairs 10-2 Friday

1. Current Events
2. Work time on projects - due next Friday.

7th World History Friday 10-7

1.  CNN review
2. Get and work on the study guide for the Chapter 1 quiz that will be on Monday/Tuesday.

HW: Study and Be ready for the CH. 1 quiz

Friday, October 2, 2015

8th Grade SS Friday Oct. 2

1. Turn in Ch. 5 Sec. 3 WS
2. CNN
3. Review the Ch. 5 Sec. 3 notes
4. Body Posters???


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

7th grade World History

Wed./Thur. 9-30 and Oct. 1
1. CNN day 2
2. Syria Video - do you agree?
*Download textbook - try it again
3. Review the Hominid worksheet
4. Review Chapter 1 - Quiz on Friday.  Open Workbook quiz
5. Begin reading Chapter 2

HW: Be sure you are ready

Mon./Tues. 9/28 and 29
1. Correct CNN from week 3

2. Watch CNN week 4

3. Do research online for the hominids

4. Watch movie about cavemen

HW:  Get hominid research done

Current World Affairs Wed. 9-30

1. CNN

2.  http://www.vagabomb.com/The-Syrian-Refugee-Crisis-Explained-Perfectly-With-a-Simple-Animation-Video/

3. More research on current events
     More ideas: Why are bats dying?   Why are bees dying?  Are bird populations plunging?  Is global warming really happening?  Deforestation.  Melting Ice Caps.    Dangers of natural gas fracking.    OIL PIPELINE COMING THROUGH PINCKNEY AREA.  GMO, Mansanto and Toxic Farming practices. Food shortages because of drought, and soil depletion.  How to grow food.   Hazards in industrial pollution.  Racial issues in America.  The realities of war.  Growth of the prison industry.  Lies about the war on drugs.  Heroine problems in Michigan.  Lies about immigration.  How can the USA disconnect from fossil fuels (oil/gas). Perma-culture and sustainable living.

Current World Affairs 9-28 and 29 M/T

Tues. 9-29
1. Watch CNN
2. Research current items happening to get ready for a Keynote presentation

Mon. 9-28
1. Quiz over last week's CNN

2. Watch and take notes on today's CNN

8th Grade US History

Wed./Thur.  9-29 and 30
1. Finish National Treasure

2. Read Chapter 5 Section 1-2

3. Fill out Section 2 notes
4. Schoop  http://www.shmoop.com/video/french-and-indian-war

5. Chapter 5 Section 3 notes -

HW: Finish the Section 3 notes

Monday/Tues 9-28 and 9-29
1. Watching National Treasure

Friday, September 25, 2015

Downloading the book

Go to Finder
Click on the "Go" option at the top
Connect to server  (staff01)
Go to Student Apps (bottom - last one)
Click on 7/8 apps
Click on History Alive
Go to either 7th grade or 8th grade 
Highlight all units and drag them to the desktop
Click on a unit to open it.  Scroll though it to find the section or page that you want to start at. 
Place the cursor where you want to start the auditory /speech. If you highlight, then it will only speak that highlighted section.

7th Grade World History 9-25

1. CNN News - and finish the weekly notes
2. Sign up for google classroom at classroom.google.com
5th hour code is: 3tse07
6th hour code is: o7k7m4a

3. Intros with name tags

HW: Chapter 1 open note quiz next Wed./Thur.

Current World Affairs Friday 9-25

1. Watch CNN
2. Sign up for Google Classroom - go to classroom.google.com  - see code on board
   4th hr. code: byq21rz
   7th hr. code: k35r62

3. Read about local news at whmi.com or livingstondaily.com or mlive.com or freep.com
4. Comment on Google classroom about the local news - summarizing an article.  Keep it school appropriate.

HW: Be sure CNN notes are ready on Monday

8th grade Friday

1. Download book onto your laptops (see info below)

2. Sign up for google classroom

3. Open "Drive" and create a google doc.

4. Intro of posters

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

7th grade World History

Wed./Th. 9-23 and 9-24
1.  Watch CNN
2. Put labels no binder tabs: Agendas, CNN, Current Work, Notes/Misc..., Graded Work
3. Continue with Reading of Chapter 1 and taking notes on pg. 10-11 in workbook
4. Do mapping for the Middle East on pg. 7 of workbook (using pg. 3 of the textbk as a guide)
5. Begin introductions with name cards
HW: No

Mon/Tues. 9-21 and 9-22
1. Check last week's CNN News reviews
2. Watch CNN
3. Get your workbooks: Decorate and Put name and hour under "Alive", on pg. 126, and on side biding
4. Go over the Chapter 1 pictures - guessing and telling details
5. Begin reading Chapter 1 and taking notes in the workbook - pg. 10-11 in workbook

HW: No

Current World Affairs

Wednesday 9-23
1. CNN
2. Begin going over the Israel/Palestine work from last week

Tuesday 9-22
1. CNN
2. Review notes from last week and finish as needed

Monday 9-21
1. Quiz over last week's CNN (you may use your notes)
    Turn in notes and quiz
2. CNN news for today on new weekly form

8th Grade US History

Wed./Thur. 9-23 and 9-24
1. Get and share your personal preambles
2.  Review and discuss Ch. 1-4 WS
3. Do the MBSID/French and Indian War TttT activity
HW: No

Mon./Tues. 9-21 and 9-22
1. Finalize and Dropbox your Personal Preambles

2. Get Workbooks and decorate them - write name on front under States, on sie binding, and on pg. 100

3. Scan and review Chapters 1-4.  Fill out 3 topics and why they are important for each chapter (see worksheet)

HW: Do Ch. 1-4 Review Worksheet

7th Grade World History

Fri. 9-18
1. World Map quiz
2. CNN News

Wed./Thur. 9-16 and 9-17
1. CNN
2. Pretest for the class content (60 questions)
3. World Map fillout and practice
4. Practice world Map #2

HW: World Map quiz on Friday - 9-18

Current World Affairs

Friday 9-18
1. CNN
2. Work of Israel and Palestine questions

Th. 9-17
1. CNN
2. Work of Israel and Palestine questions

Wed. 9-16
1. CNN
2. Work of Israel and Palestine questions

8th gr. US History

 Fri. 9- 18
1. Review lessons from Wed./Thur.
2. Go over the TttT Preamble
3. Continue work on the personal preamble
HW: Get Preamble done by Monday

Wed./Thur. 9/16 and 9/17
Constitution Day (Sept. 17)
1. Go over a Primary Document vs. Secondary Source
2. CNN Student News
3. Preamble TttT Activity (what does each section mean?)
4. Begin creating your own Preamble

HW: No

Downloading the textbook to your computer desktop

Go to Finder
Click on the "Go" option at the top
Connect to server  (staff01)
Go to Student Apps (bottom - last one)
Click on 7/8 apps
Click on History Alive
Go to either 7th grade or 8th grade 
Highlight all units and drag them to the desktop
Click on a unit to open it.  Scroll though it to find the section or page that you want to start at. 
Place the cursor where you want to start the auditory /speech. If you highlight, then it will only speak that highlighted section.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Current World Affairs

Tues. 9-15
1. CNN and notes
2. Continue with  2015 events - compare classes
HW: No

Monday 9-14:
1.  CNN - intro to daily and weekly notes
2. List world, USA, MI, and local current events for 2015
HW: No

7th grade World History 9-14 and 9-15

1. CNN news - intro to the daily/weekly review papers
2. Review 9-11 from Friday (KWL)
3. Seating Charts
4. Draw a map of the world - the best you can
5. World map practice
6. Get Textbooks

HW: Quiz over continents, oceans, lines on Friday  9-18

8th grade US History Monday/Tues. 9/14 an 15

1. What did you learn about 9-11 (KWL)?
2. Patriot Day videos - review/discuss
3. Seating Chart
4. Get Text books and fill out book form
5. Snowball activity about classroom norms

HW: No

Monday, September 14, 2015

7th Grade World History Friday 9-11

1. CNN News

2. 9-11   5 minutes video about the day (see link on 8th grade)

3. 9-11  3 min. video about the memorial (see link on 8th grade)

4. Discuss

HW: Get supplies by Monday

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday - 9-11 CWA

1. CNN Student News

2. KWL for 9-11

3. 5 minutes of a very moving events of the day
Great 5 minutes about the day - 9-11-2001  
3 minutes   about the memorial
Great 3 minutes about the memorial and the people who died

4. KWL fill out as a group.

HW: Have a great weekend

Friday, 9/11 8th grade BLOCKED

1. Go over student handbook

2.  9-11  K-W-L

3. Read article #1  Talk to the text (Tttt) modeled by Mr. McHugh

4. Read new article individually

5. Share in same number groups

6. Groups do a 25 word essay

7. If time, watch
5 minutes of a very moving events of the day
Great 5 minutes about the day - 9-11-2001  
3 minutes   about the memorial
Great 3 minutes about the memorial and the people who died

8. KWL   ...What did you learn??

HW: No

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Parent Night Agenda

1. Introduction of Mr. Mchugh
2. Contact Info: tmchugh@pinckneypirates.org      See Symbaloo from pcs home page

3. Content of the class and books

4. Special Units
5. Homework

6. Grades:   75% Summative (tests, quizzes, projects), 25% Formative (daily work, notes, etc...)
6. Late Work

7. Questions

Supplies: 3 ring binder, Pencil bag, 5 tabs dividers,  correcting pens, twistable colored pencils, glue stix, highlighters

Wish list: Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Clorox/similar wipes, paper towels, erasers, extra pencils/pens, glue sticks, colored copy paper

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wed. 9/9 7th grade World Histroy

1. CNN News

2. True Colors - questions, sharing, evaluating

3. Name tags
4. ? Intros ?

HW: No

Wednesday, 9/9 Current World Affairs

1. Name Tags

2. CNN Student News

3. Introduce each other

HW: No

Wed. 9/9 U.S. History 8th grade

1. DC Presentation- reminder there is a parent meeting after open house on Thursday evening

2. See Ya - activity

3. Self Portrait activity

HW: No

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

7th grade world History - 5th and 6th hrs

1. Intro and parent letter

2. Make Name Tags

3. If time, CNN student News

HW: Get signature/s on parent letter by Friday.  
     Get supplies by Monday, Sept. 14

7th and 8th grade Current World Affairs 4th and 7th hours

1. Intro and Attendance

2. CNN Student News

3. Name Cards

HW: No

8th Grade US History

1. Intros to class and teacher

2. Attendance

3. Bring Magazines and pictures for Wed./Thur.

4. Music Intro game

5. Name Tags

HW: Pics and Magazines

Happy New Year 2015-16

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday, 6/4 Last Full Day!!

Thank you for a truly great year!

1. CNN news

2. Greek Song

3. Prince of Egypt

4. 7th grade Social Studies award - A's all year

HW: No

Wednesday 6/3

We had hours 1-4.  Citizenship party in the afternoon.

1. Watch end of Mulan or other video

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mon./Tues. June 1 and 2

1. Grade last week's CNN (Week 35)

2. Hand in Olmec, Maya, Inca, Aztec Worksheet

3.  Hand out papers and progress report - This is not final, but close

4. Hand in Books - keep workbooks

5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman - note the ancient time periods they visit

6. Roman Comic Book

7. If time, Watch CNN

HW: Make sure missing and late work is in

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5/28 Thur. Laptop turn in day

1. On form - PRINT NEATLY your name, username, student ID number, yr. of graduation

2. Tie White tag to the bag

3. Turn on your computer - teacher will confirm that it works/runs with no cracks in screen

4. After Teacher confirms that it works, shut down the computer

*If you are missing your plastic name tag,  please put a new one with your name and username on it.  **If you have the plastic tag part but no name, then put a paper with name and username on it into the tag.
***Be sure your strap is tight around the computer bag
*** Put the powercord into the side pouch
**** Be sure the bag is cleared of all papers and personal stuff/junk.

5. I will call you up alphabetically to inspect the machine.

HW: Do you have all missing and late work turned in?  If so, chill.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday/Wed. 5/26 and 5/27

Tuesday = 2, 4, 6     Wed. = 3, 5, 7
FYI: Thursday SAC = Laptop turn-in day
  • remove personal items (papers, etc.) from the computer bag
  • tighten the strap so that it fits snuggly around the perimeter of the bag
  • have the (or a) name tag with name on it attached to the bag
  • power / charger cord
  • outer red shell
  • keyboard cover
1.  CNN student news Week 35 day 2
2. Research on Olmec, Mayan, Aztek, and Incan civilizations
3. Share

4. Art work contest - draw a contribution of one of the contributions

 HW: Finish the above work and do any missing or late work that requires your computer

Friday, 5/23

1. End of year test

HW: Enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5/20 and 21 Wed./Thur.

1. Turn in Test Helpers

2. CNN Day 1, Week 35 - do daily review

3. Discuss questions/issues with the Test Helper

4. Students done with Test Helper can check answers

5. Class study activity

HW: Study

Monday, May 18, 2015

5/18 and 19 M/T

1. CNN day 3 of Week 34

2. Grade the CNN wk 34

3. Grade the World Organization paper (EU, UN, NAFTA)

4. Work time on the Test Helper - Should be totally done on Wed./Thur.

5. If done, work on the Inca, Mayan, Aztek paper due next week

HW: Finish Test Helper and study for the Test

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, 5/15

*Test over year's material next Friday, May 22
** Troop letters should be turned into the tray
1. CNN

2. Finish UN, EU, NAFTA work - Due Mon./Tues.

3. Begin or continue work on the Test Helper

HW: Test Helper due on Wed./Thur.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ideas for a letter to soldiers

*Please sign only your 1st name and last initial (Gar E., Suzy Q, Jenny J.) and your hour
  Also - this can be done as a typed letter, handwritten letter, or card with decorations

1. For example: Dear Soldier/Trooper/ Military member,
Thank you for your service. I am a 7th grader.
I like to play sports.  My days begin at ____AM.   I go to school. (Do not put your city or location)
My favorite part of school is __________.
My favorite sports /hobbies are ______________.
I practice basketball  ___ days a week and have competitions on weekends ____or whatever____.       Tell more about your daily life (nothing too personal).   For example, It is track season right now.  It has been a rainy season and some of our meets have been canceled.  I really like running the ______.  My team is __________.  Our colors are red and black.   We are the pirates, AArrrggggg.
Tell about your family members?
2. Thank you again for your service.  We appreciate the valuable time you spend away from friends and family working and fighting for the freedom of all Americans.

Thank You,
Fred F.  1st hour

5/13 and 14 Wed./Th.

1. CNN news

2. Pick your city-state's best column drawing

3. Write letter to a soldier - a former student is doing a project and sending these to troops

4. World Organization comparison paper

5. Year End Test Helper - start. Test Next Wednesday/Thursday

HW: Items not done in class

Monday, May 11, 2015

5/11and 12 Mon./Tues. The schedule is back to "normal"

1. CNN

2. Grade last week's CNN

3. Dropbox your Greek writing

4. Contest - Teams draw columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian

5. I will print and we will grade the papers

HW: ? Rome?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wed. 5-6, Thur. 5-7, Fri. 5-8

Wed. hrs = 3,4,5, L 6,7
Thur. hrs = 1,2,5,L, 6,7
Fri. hrs.= 1,2, L 3,4

Each Day:

1. CNN news review on paper

2. Work time for your Greek Writing projects

*Back to "normal" next week with odd blocks on Monday and even blocks on Tuesday.

HW: Have your writing done and ready to dropbox when you come into class next Monday/Tuesday

5/5 Tuesday See All Classes Day (SAC)

1. Go over Chapter 31 WS

2. Get Papers back

3. Go over Greece Writing assignment.

HW: Writing is due when you walk in on Mon./Tues.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, 5/4 M-step day ELA I and II 39 min. classes 1, 2, Lunch, 3, 4, 5

1. Check Your grades!!
2. CNN??.  ...... probably not.

3. Read Chapter 31 and do worksheet

4. Mr. McHugh will check Ch. 29 and 30 notes/work

HW: Finish Ch. 31 WS

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, M-step and then 39 minute classes

Only see hours 2, 3,  Lunch, 6, 7 (no 4th or 5th)

1. CNN - finish the week's 3rd day and do the weekly review

2. Be sure you are done with the Ch. 29 notes and the Ch. 30 reading and worksheet

3. If time, competition

HW: Be sure all is done above

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4/29 and 4/30 BLOCK Wed. and Thur.

2nd and 3rd hours
1. CNN News  Day 3

2.  Grade the Ch. 28 workbook page notes - 182-186

3. Read Chapter 29 and do the Chapter 29 notes pg. 190-191

4. Contest  - running and pushups if time
HW: Finish the Ch. 29 notes

4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th hours
5. Also do the Ch. 30 reading and the worksheet - Due the next time I see you

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4-28 Tuesday only 4th, 5th , 6th, 7th hours

48 min. classes for only 4th, 5th , 6th, 7th hours (M-step day)

4th and 6th hour
1. CNN
2. Do/ finish notes on Chapter 27 fill in blank
3. Read Chapter 28 and fill in notes  (start)

5th and 7th hours
1. CNN
2. Do chapter 28 reading and notes in workbook pg. 182-186  JUST STEPS 3 and 4

3. If done, Read Chapter 29-31

HW: Be sure Ch. 28 notes are done

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, 4/27 See All Classes

Genocide - the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Embargo - an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country

1. CNN News (Week 32)

2. Grade last week's CNN news

3. Read Chapter 28

4. Mr. McHugh will grade the Ch. 27 notes (Athens and Sparta) and pg. 181 in workbook (Venn Diagram)

HW: Finish Reading Chapter 28

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday 4/24 39 minute classes

Happy 10th anniversary to Youtube - the 1st video was from the founders trip to the San Diego Zoo.

1. CNN (write about it if you need to get a 3rd day.   Don't write about it if you are done with all 3 days this week.)

2. Continue with the Chapter 27 notes on pgs. 176-179

3. Do the comparison on pg. 180 - do 4 bullets for each and do the drawings off to the side

HW: Finish the above work.
Be ready for the M-step next week :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

4/22 Happy Earth Day and 4/23

1.  CNN News ... finish the weekly review

2. Be sure your City-states signs are turned in.

3. Read City-state info.
    Each Group reports out

4. Read Chapter 27 Athens vs. Sparta - take notes in workbook  pg. 176 -179 in workbook
    Check answers??
    If done,  do pg. 175 in the workbook

5. Competition for the Olympics

6. Greek Geography video >>>

HW: Finish Reading Ch. 27 and notes on Athens (at least)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4/21 Tuesday - 39 min. classses

1. CNN

2. Review the Ch. 26  - 2 int, 2 new, 1 Question

3. Ch. 26 Notes

HW: Signs for your city state

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, 4-20 Boston Marathon Race Day

Tomorrow  (Tues.)= See All Classes - 6,7, Keep 7th, 1, 2, Lunch, 3, 4, 5

1. CNN News - Week 30

2. Correct Last week (wk 29)

3. Read Ch. 26 and do 2 Interesting, 2 New, 1 Question
  TOP = Ch. 26 pg. 253-255
  BOTTOM = Ch. 26 pg.  256-257

4. Meet with groups to coordinate signs - due tomorrow

HW: Finish Ch. 26 WS and Finish Greek Signs

Friday, April 17, 2015


FYI: Next Monday = 6, 7, 1, 2, lunch, 3, 4, 5
Tues./Wed. = Block as normal: Tues= 3,5,7 Wed= 2,4,6
Th. = 3,4,1,2, Lunch, 5,6,7
Fri. = 5, 6, 7, 1, 2, Lunch, 3, 4

1. CNN News

2. Meet with groups to coordinate your City-State signs (5-7 minutes)

3. Take the poll - Republican or Democrat?     http://quiz.lovetoknow.com/educational-quizzes/am-i-republican-democrat-quiz

4. What is a republican vs. a democrat - See this link AFTER you take the quiz: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Democrat_vs_Republican

(Next Week = we learn about the 1st voters on EARTH)

HW: Get your signs done by next Tues./Wed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

4/15 and 16 Wed./Th.

1. CNN
2. Double check your final China slides are correctly dropped into dropbox
3. Finish the Geography Challenge - mapping in the workbook, if not done.

4. Read Chapter 25
5. Do Ch. 25 notes

6. Go over the notes

7. 10 minute Washington DC presentation (7th grade meeting next Tuesday, April 21 @ 6:30pm in cafeteria)

8. Sign competition - Due Mon./Tues.

HW: Signs?  Missing work?

Monday, April 13, 2015

4/13 and 14 M/T

1. CNN

2. New seating chart

3. Grade China Slideshows

4. Greek Survey

5. Greek geography challenge

6. Read Chapter 25

7. Fill out Ch. 25 Notes

HW: Finish the Ch. 25 notes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

4/1 and 2 Wed./TH. No Foolin

1. CNN Student News

2. Dropbox your work - be sure it is hr_username20_China

3. Ancient China video

4. One Child Policy videos

HW: Enjoy your break

Monday, March 30, 2015

3/30 and 3/31 M/T Block

1. CNN News  - day 3 from week 28
      Grade it.
2. Read Ch. 24 and fill out the Chapter notes

3. Work on Keynote project - Due Wed./Thur. when you walk into class

HW: Finish the Keynote project and dropbox to me. Name it  hr_username20_China

If time watch this China one child policy video:

and this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20IHm3ldjw

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, 3/27

1. Read Ch. 23

2. Start Ch. 23 Notes (due at the end of M/T)

3. 15 + minutes of Keynote work time.

HW:  Key note work and Ch. 23 Notes work

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wed./Th. - 3/25 and 3/26

1. CNN News

2. Go over Keynote directions

3. Do Ch. 21 Notes

4. Read Ch. 22

5. Draw Great wall and write why it was built

6. Go over Detailed China Keynote directions

HW: Start the Keynote activity - Due Next Wed./Thur.

Monday, March 23, 2015

M/T March 23 and 24

1. CNN student news

2. Grade last week's CNN

3. Ch. 19-20 quiz

4. ?Grade it?

5. Do pg. 139 in the workbook - it is a mirror of Ch. 21's ideas

5. Read Ch. 21

 6. ??Do CH. 21 Notes???

*Due next week Wed./TH. Keynote topics: 1. China’s Population 2. Rice in the Chang Jiang Basin   3. Shang strength because of Bronze  4. Legalism in Ancient China (explain it)  5. Great Wall for protection   6. Chinese paper   7.  Hans making silk   8.  Yaks and camels on the Silk road   9. Your choice from China

HW: Start keynote - do 1-2 slides per day

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20 - 1st day of Spring

1. CNN News

2. Check grades on computer

3. Get papers back

4. Review for Ch. 19-20 quiz, which will be on M/T

5. Ancient China video

HW: Study for the Ch. 19-20 quiz 
(use the Ch. 19 and 20 WS and the Mapping questions)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wed./Th. 3-18 and 19

*Ch. 19 and Ch. 20 quiz on Mon./Tues.

1. CNN

2. Review the Mapping WS and the CH. 19 WS

3. Read Chapter 20

4. Do Ch. 20 WS
5. Review the Worksheet

*Review for Ch. 19 and 20 quiz for M/T

HW: Study for quiz - Ch. 19 and 20 worksheets are the study guide.

FYI -Fri: CNN and China video

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3/16 and 17 Happy St. Patrick's day

1. CNN news

2. Grade last week's CNN reviews

3. Continue work on China maps

4. Do 2 worksheets - 1 goes with the map and 1 goes with Chapter 19

5. History of St. Patrick

6. Video to introduce the west of Ireland

7. Ireland presentation - highlighting St. Patrick

HW: Do the worksheets

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ireland Video - https://vimeo.com/105062379 
St. Patrick's day is coming up.  This video celebrates the west of Ireland, where Mr. McHugh studied during college.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3/11 and 18 Wed./Thur.

1. CNN News - if done with 3 for the week, then do summary and turn into tray

2. Go over 2 interesting, 2 new for CH. 19 worksheet

3. Grade pgs. 128-129 in the workbook

4. Directions for the China 3D mapping project

HW: Probably not...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tues. SHE Day - 51 minute classes

1. CNN Student News

2. Get papers back if needed

3. Go over the Opportunity Cost sheet from last week

3. Read Chapter 19 - do 2 interesting, 2 new paper

4. Read Tween News

HW: Finish the above work

Monday, March 9, 2015

3-9 Monday SHE day (shortened classes 25 minutes long)

1. Watch CNN week 26

2. Correct last week's -Week 25

HW: Be sure the workbook pages 128-129 are done (mapping of China)

Friday, March 6, 2015

3/6 Friday

Thanks for your thoughts about my son, he is OK.  Many tests revealed "simple" flu and not a ruptured appendix.

1. CNN Student News day 3

2. Review the Grama economy sheet from W/TH

3. Do mapping activity in workbook

FYI: Let me know if you are planning to redo a test next week after school.
Also, the end of the quarter is March 27 - coming up quickly.

HW: Finish the above work

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3/4 and 3/5 Wed./Th.

Be good, I am in the hospital with my son.  They thought he had appendicitis, but does not. He is OK

1. CNN Student news day 2 week 25

2. Show both videos from below this agenda (China's new economy and India vs. China)
   Discuss - Should America worry?  Will these growing places help or hurt the future of USA?

3. Do the Economic papers - Read front as a class about Grama's trip from airport

4. Do back with a partner - discuss and personalize the bottom boxes.  Put name on it and hand into tray

5. Check Grades - but not until done with econ papers

6. Watch DVD from last class - China's economy

7. If time, watch DVD about ancient China

HW:  No - do missing or late work

Monday, March 2, 2015

3/2 and 3/3 M/T

1. CNN news Review - week 25

2. Grade week 24 CNN

3. Study about 5 minutes for the Ch. 13-18 test

4. Take Ch. 13-18 test

5. China economy video

HW: No

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, 2-27

1. Hand in Test Helpers- done or not.

2. Watch CNN

3. Finish or check answers

4. Study for test

HW: Study for the Test on Mon./Tues.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wed./Th. 2/25 and 26 BLOCK

1. CNN News

2. Go over Ch. 13, 14, and 18 worksheets

3. Get Test Helper and Get page numbers

4. Test Helper work time - Both sides due on Friday when you walk in.

5. Front side study activity.

HW: Finish Test helper both side and begin studying

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2/24 See All Classes

1. CNN News

2. Econ Quiz #4

3. Get the Ch. 13-18 Test Helper - Test is next M/T

4.  ?? Check Ch. 13, 14, 18 worksheets

HW: Work on the Test helper - due to be done on Friday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wed. 2/18 and 2/23 Mon. (Thur. 19th and Fri. 20th = Cold Days)

1. Check your grades - they have been updated

2. CNN Student News - It is week 23

3. Grade Week 22

4. Do pictures and Definitions of the Economic words #31-40 (#4)

5. Do Chapters 13 and 14 Worksheets

6. Go over Chapters 13, 14, and 18 (Done last week) Worksheets

7. Get and begin the Chapter 13-18 Test Topic Helper

HW: Econ Quiz study

Tues. 2-24 See all classes day: CNN and Econ. #4 Quiz, and check Ch. 13, 14, and get
W/Th BLOCKS: CNN and Test Helper work time.  Go over and review any Ch. 13-81
Fri: Test Helper Due, CNN, Study Activity

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday THE 13TH BOOOOO!!!!!

1. CNN Student news

African American History Month videos
Part one:

Part 2

HW:  Enjoy the LONG weekend and stay warm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2-11/12 Wed./Thur.

1. CNN Student News

2. Get Econ Pretest/study words for Quiz #4 words 31-40
   *Quiz next Wed./Thur.

3. Correct Chapter 17 worksheet

4. Read Chapter 18 with Think Aloud paper

5. Do notes on Chapter 18 .... and Ch. 17

6. Do Chapter 18 Multiple Choice WS

HW: Be sure above work is done

Fri: CNN, Econ drawings, Get Chapter 13-18 Test Helper
M/T = days off
W/Th = Econ Quiz, Test helper work for India
Fri = CNN, Study more
23rd/24th M/T = India Unit Test
China after that

Monday, February 9, 2015

M/T 2-9 and 10

1. CNN Student News Week 22

2. Grade last week's CNN - Week 21

3. Take Econ Test #3

4. Read Chapter 17 and do Paper

5. Discuss Chapter 17

HW: Work on Ch. 17 multiple Choice WS

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Friday, Feb. 6

*Did not have hours 6th and 7th today
**Quiz over Econ Words 21-30 on Monday/Tuesday

1. CNN x2

2. Study for Quiz

HW: Study

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wed./Thur. Feb 4 and 5

* Econ Word quiz # 3 (words 21-30) in next Monday/Tuesday
**Check Grades

1. CNN News Week 21

2. Grade the Week 20 CNN news

3. Grade and review the Chapter 16 worksheet

4.Review for Econ. Quiz

5.  Econ-around Bingo - make new boards

6. Super bowl commercial debate - http://admeter.usatoday.com/results/2015

HW: Study for Quiz for M/T

Feb 2/3 - Mon./Tues. = 2 snow days. About 17 inches on Sunday night

Friday, January 30, 2015

1-30 Friday

*Econ quiz next Wed./Thur.

1. Turn in the Chapter 16 Dig Deeper Worksheet to Mr. McHugh Have the Ch. 16 WS ready for M/T

2. Watch CNN - do the daily and weekly review

3. Get Econ words 21-30 Market Economy - Producer

HW:  Quiz over Econ next Wed./Thur.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wed./Thur. January 28 and 29

1. CNN Student News

2. 2 minutes to study for quiz then Economics quiz #2 - words 11-20

3. Do Chapter 15 worksheet -

4. Discuss and go over the answers

5. Do pg. 107 in the workbook and discuss

6. Read Chapter 16 do a 5 W sheet

7. Discuss 5W sheet - Pick best item to share with group

8. Do the Dig Deeper for Chapter 16 - Due Friday, Yes Friday

9. India movie if time

HW: Make sure the Dig Deeper paper is done by FRIDAY, Yes FRIDAY

Monday, January 26, 2015

1-26 and 1-27 M/T

1. Turn in Ch. 15 WS

2. CNN

3.  Correct CNN from Week 18 and 19

4. Correct Ch. 15 WS

5. Hindu Wedding impressions write and discuss

6. Do the Chapter 15 WS and Go over the answers (Mult. Choice)

7. Study for the 10 Economic words
8. Econo-bingo (20-30 minutes)

HW: Study for Econ Quiz

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, 1-23

1. CNN News

2. Finish work on the Ch. 15 Dig Deeper Worksheet

3. India Video

HW: Do you need to finish the Ch. 15 worksheet?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1-21 and 1-22 Wed./Thur.

1. CNN Student News

2. Economic words #11-20 pretest and study guide

3. What do you know about Hinduism?

4. Read Ch. 15 and fill out worksheet

5. India video

6. Ch. 15 "Dig Deeper" worksheet.

HW: Finish the "Dig Deeper" worksheet

Monday, January 19, 2015

M/T 1-19 and 20 Happy MLK jr. day

1. CNN News  (Monday's will be from 1-15 because CNN is off today)

2. Econ quiz  words 1-10

3. Check Grades - get papers back

4. MLK jr. bio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ank52Zi_S0

5. SELMA video and I have a dream speech.

6. Should we have school today or not?

7. MLK jr. crossword puzzle

7. Hindu Wedding preview  Did not get to this....

8. Read Ch. 15 and do worksheet

HW: Ch. 15 Reading

Friday, January 16, 2015

1-16 Half day of school (25 min. classes)

1.  CNN News Review

2. Study the Econ Words (1-10)

3. Check grades

HW: Have a great weekend

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wed./Thur. Jan. 14 and 15

1. CNN News

2. Finish the Placard Notes and the Ch. 14 worksheet

3. Go over the Ch. 14 Worksheet

4. Study for the Econ Quiz, which is next Mon./Tues. (1st 10 words)

5. Econ-round Bingo

HW: Study if needed, and be ready for M/T quiz

Monday, January 12, 2015

Jan. 12/13 M/T

Econ words quiz next Mon./Tues., this Friday = half day

1. CNN News

2. Grade Week 17 CNN News - last week

3. Grade pg. 91of workbook mapping of Asia/India

4. Econ 1st 10 words pre-test (Barter - Econ. wants)
5. CH. 13 worksheet - Evaluate the best place to live - ratings

6. Ch. 14 placard viewing

7 Read Chapter 14 and do Ch. 14 worksheet

HW: Finish the Ch. 14 worksheet and Chapter 14 reading

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jan. 7 and 8 W/Th

1. CNN News

2. Check Map pg. 91 in workbook

3. Take the Geography bee: Geog. Bee Link 

4. Grade the week 16 CNN (from before break)

5.  Read Chapter 13

6. Ch. 13 worksheet

Geog. Bee Finals?

HW: Finish the Ch. 13 work

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan. 5 and 6 M/T

1. CNN Student News

2. Pretest for India

3. New Seats

4. Grade the Jewish History Booklets

Look at the % of cultures in the USA vs. our local spots.

Cultural percentages for the USA

5. Fill out the map on Pg. 91 in the workbook.  Use pg. 121 in the textbook.
Be sure to do the key, coloring, cities, mountains, countries, islands, seas, waterways, scale of miles

Finish the map work on pg. 91. Do not do pg. 90 in workbook

Put a check mark when you have labeled or done the item below

Things to label or color on pg. 91 of your workbook.  Look at pg. 121 in text for help.

__Create and color the key and the spots on the map where the colors and arrows go (3 different colors that do NOT have to be the same as the book)

__Scale of Miles
__Compass Rose

__Arabian Sea
__Indian Ocean
__Bay of Bengal
__South China Sea
__Pacific Ocean
__Indus River
__Ganges River
__Kapilavastu (Buddha’s birthplace)
__Bodh Gaya

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dec. 22 Friday

1. Be sure that your Booklet is turned in

2. Play the Econobingo game

HW: Have a great break