8th Grade Social Studies-Civics/American History through the Reconstruction

CapitolBuilding_000 “The Statesman who yeilds to war fever is no longer the master of policy, but the slave of unforeseeble and uncontrollable events.” – Winston Churchill

Week of Aug. 22nd/26th- We will begin the year with a Pre-Test then look at Exploration and Colonization 1492-1675. On Thurs. we will go over the course expectations, pass out books, and assignments (Pg. 72, 1-7 Due Mon.) Then tackle the Map of the World. Next, I will go over an Era of Exploration and then we will look at sequencing, also we will turn in our section 1 questions and quiz over it. Then it’s off to Spain Builds an Empire. You will need to complete 1-8 on page 80 by Thursday the 29th as a quiz will follow. HW over the holiday weekend will be 1-7, pg 86.

Week of Sept. 3rd.- We will launch into Colonizing North America on Tuesday and take a quiz over it at the end of the hour. Then on  Weds. we will  brainstorm how to establish an colony and then looking into how the English tackled the problem in . HW. pg 91, 1-7 due Thursday expect a quiz. Afterwards, we will look at the House of Burgesses before beginning your HW for next Mon., the Objectives or Rev. over Section 5. Our First Test will be next Tuesday.

Week of Sept. 9th.- On Mon. we will conclude Section 5 in class and look at how to review   in the evening for Tuesday’s test ( PHSchool.com). After the test, we will begin with the New England Colonies ( The New England Colonies), Complete the HW on pg. 107, 1-8 for Weds. We will have a Quiz after looking at the results of our first test. A look at the Middle Colonies will follow. We will be involved in some activities Thursday and be wrapping them up over the weekend. HW over the weekend will be your Flags, Seals, or Coins illustrations on the Middle Colonies.

Week of Sept. 16th- On Monday we will look over your posters on the middle colonies and then quiz over them. Afterwards,  We will look at  The Southern Colonies HW Objectives/Sec. Rev. due Weds. over The Southern Colonies. Tuesday, we will pause and focus on Constitution day. Weds.  a quiz over the Southern Colonies then we will look at the Roots of Self-Government together in a GRP format. A quiz will follow. Take on Life in the Colonies for next Mon. Current Events are on Thursday.

Week of Sept. 23rd. Turn in your open note quiz on the Southern Colonies Mon. morning followed by a review of material from the past few years. Complete the section rev. on Life in the Colonies for a grade. TCAP testing mid-week on Social Studies. Afterwards, we will review the material and prepare for the chapter test at the end of the week. Turn in your take home quiz on Roots of Self-Government Mon.

Week of Sept. 30th- Mon. is our review day. Tuesday our Exam.  H.W. 1-7, pg. 145/ or Obj’s (your Choice).  On Weds. , after returning the results on the exam, a discussion over the French Indian War. For Thursday we will take a look at Hip Hughes on this subject before taking a quiz over the material, then it’s off to the turmoil over taxes.

Week of Oct. 7th- Monday we will start with a quiz over the French Indian War and then get into the turmoil over taxes. Tuesday, after some discussion we will have a quiz over that and then begin  “From Protest to Revolution” and take a quiz that Weds. HW will be to knock out the Chapter 5 Rev. pg 162-163, 1-21. for Mon.

Week of Oct. 14th- Mon. we will review and Tuesday take our Chapter Test. This will be followed by Fighting begins in the North Pg 168-171. Have the Obj./Rev done for Weds. as we will discuss and quiz over this that day. Thursday is Current Events.  HW over the Weekend is section 2, 173-176, due Mon.

Week of Oct. 21st- On Mon. we will take our quiz over Section 1 after a short discussion. Then complete section 2 review for a grade on Tuesday. We will begin our viewing of Continental Congress in the video 1776, A questionaire will go along with it for the remainder of the week.

Week of Oct. 28th- Mon. will see us getting back to 1776 with us concluding Tuesday or Weds. (Depending on our assembly schedule) Be reading Section 3  pg 181-185 for Thursday. Your Paragraphs from the WS on 1776 are due Thursday.

Week of Nov. 4th- Mon. will see us covering the  Fighting for Liberty section followed by “Winning the war in the South” We will be completing both sections in class and then discuss it followed by a quiz both days. Weds. will be our Review day (Expect some Jeopardy and Name that Historical Person), complete the chapter review Weds. night and bring in on Thursday and take our Exam.

Week of Nov. 11th-  We will look at creating a republic. On Mon. we will start off with a look at a Loose Confederation: Complete Sec. 1 Rev. 1-8, Pg. 204. This will be followed with a cause and effect exercise, then a quiz. Then it’s off to the Constitutional Convention. A Number of Activities are planned, including  a look at the video: A More Perfect Union. You will need to complete 1-7, pg 210 as well for next week. we will quiz over this afterwards.Thursday is Current Event Day.

Week of Nov. 18th- Mon. we will get back to the Constitutional convention and conclude on Tuesday. Expect a Quiz that day. You will need to complete 1-7, pg 210 as well. we will quiz over this material on Weds. Afterwards,  it’s off to the ratification and the Bill of Rights HW will be 1-7, pg 218. On Thursday, we will discuss and quiz. Over the weekend complete the Chapter Review. as we will review on Mon. and Test on Tuesday over the chapter.

Week of Nov. 25th- Mon. we will review for our chapter Test. Tuesday will be the test. If you are out of town you will need to arrange for a make-up test after the 2nd of Dec. (Snow day Update: We will review on Tuesday and plan on our Exam next Mon., then move everything by one day next week)

Week of Dec. 2nd- Mon. we will have our class Geo-Bee. Then on Tuesday we will get into The Constitution at Work we will be working this out through the rest of the Semester. Remember: You get to choose in advanced your grade on this project.

Week of Dec. 9th- Mon. -Weds we will continue on the Constitution at work. Be sure you are completing your projects at home and bring them in. Oral quizes will continue through next week. Thursday is current event day.

Week of Dec. 16th. We will be concluding the Constitution at Work all week. All work needs to be completed and turned in along with oral exams. Remember: I am available before and after school if you need to catch up for any reason.

Week of Jan. 6th- On Mon. we will take the Naturalization test and and (if you pass) take the  Oath of Allegiance.  Tues. we will get back to the historical element by examing when Washington took office. We will be creating a outline of section one ( pg. 278-282) in class and discussing it. This will be followed by some role playing and a quiz. Weds., it’s “creating a Foreign Policy”, after reading the section and completing the Objectives we break out into small groups and take positions to advise the President, then a quiz. Thursday, we will look at the creation of those political parties. Expect some campaigning to happen.

Week of Jan. 13th- On Monday, we will take our quiz over Political parties to start the day. This will be followed with outlining the Section 4 The Second President. A quiz will be over this Tuesday. Afterwards, we will review the chapter together for Weds. Test. Thursday is current Events.

Week of Jan. 20th- On Mon., we will begin Amazing Grace, which will examine the issue of the slave trade in the British Empire and how their Multi-party system in Parliament dealt with it as they waged war with France and watched the USA.  Afterwards we will be doing some activities with this before beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency.

Week of Jan. 27th- On Mon. we will take a closer look at A Republican takes office followed by a quiz. HW that night will be Section 2 the Louisiana Purchase, complete the section review. Tuesday we will go over that and quiz over it. HW will be New threats from overseas. Weds we will examine your findings and quiz over that. HW will be the road to war. Thursday we will look at the war of 1812 and quiz over that as well. HW over the weekend is Section 5 review. Our Exam will be the following Tuesday.

Week of Feb. 3rd-Mon. we will go over the War of 1812 and quiz over it at the end of the hour. HW will be your Chapter review due Tuesday. We will take our exam over the material that day. Weds. we will begin our projects and continue with them on Thursday. We will be ready to begin presenting the later next week.

Week of Feb. 10th- Mon. and Tuesday will be the last days to work on your presentations in the lab. Weds. you should be completing your quiz’s. Thursday is Current Events. Next week we will begin our presentations.

Week of Feb. 17th.- We will start the week with the Presentations you have created. Names will be drawn each day to see who is leading the class. Be prepared. I will make copies for you of any material you need. Let’s have some fun and learn some things.

Week of Feb 24th- We will continue all week with your presentations. Be ready when your name is called.

Week of March 3rd. We will continue throughout the week on your presentations and conclude the first of next week. Current Events are due next Thursday. 

Week of March 10th- Mon. through Weds. we will conclude with the Prezi presentations. Thursday is current events.

Week of March 17th-On Mon. we will go over “Slavery in the Territories”,  followed by a quiz. Then it’s off to section 2, “The Compromise of 1850 we will quiz over this on Tuesday. Weds. will see us looking at section 3 , “The Crisis deepens” with a quiz at the end of the hour .  We will resume this after the break.

Week of March 31st- On Mon. we will look at The Republican Party Emerges. After some activities and discussion a quiz at the end of the hour. Tuesday, will be devoted to A Nation divides. with a similar format. Weds. will be a review day and Thursday our Exam.

Week of April 7th- We will begin with the Conflict takes shape. You will be designing a poster comparing and contrasting the two sides. Tuesday a quiz over Mondays lesson will start us off. Afterwards, We will look at No Easy Victory and discuss the early years of the war. Weds. will see a quiz over this and then a look at a shift in strategy with A Promise of Freedom. Thursday is Current Events

Week of April 14th- After a quick review, we will quiz over No Easy Victory and then make an outline on A Promise of Freedom. Tuesday will be our quiz followed by Hardships of War. HW will be your Outline for Weds. After a quiz over the Hardships we will tackle the objectives on the War Ends and prepare for a quiz on Thursday Afterwards, begin the Chapter 17 rev. on page 512-513, 1-22 due Mon.  We will Review that day and Test on Tuesday.

Week of April 21st. -CMAS testing alternating with the civil war. We will discuss and quiz over the end of the war first and then complete the chapter review. The next time we meet will be the exam followed by Lincoln the movie.

Week of April 28th- CMAS testing continues along with Lincoln. Afterwards, we will begin our look at the Reconstruction.

Week of May 5th- We will look at how the reconstruction impacted the South and their response on Mon. A quiz over this on Tuesday and a look at the next section . We will finish up with the material by the end of the week. Our last chapter test should be on Thursday.

Week of May 12th- On Monday we will begin a DBQ on the Reconstruction. This will be due on Weds. We will be looking at the Court case on Gideon v. Wainwright throughout the week and see it’s connection  to the 14th amendment. Afterwards, we will begin reviewing for our final exam next week.

Week of May 19th- We will be reviewing on Mon. and Tuesday for your Final on Weds. Thursday will be  a make-up or results and wrap up for the year.

Everything after this Red Break is from last year. So while we may be doing these things, the dates won’t match up. Please look above for current information. Week of Aug. 27th- On Mon., We will take our quiz over Spain  builds an Empire after turning in the work. Then we will launch into Colonizing North America HW for Tuesday is 1-7, pg 86. We will conclude the section on Tuesday and take a quiz at the end of the hour. Weds. will see us brainstorming how to establish an colony and then looking into how the English tackled the problem in . HW. pg 91, 1-7 due Thursday expect a quiz. Afterwards, we will look at the House of Burgesses before beginning your HW for next Tuesday, the Objectives over Section 5. Week of Sept. 4th- We will begin the week discussing Section 5 and taking a quiz upon our conclusion. HW will be the Chapter Review due Weds. We will go over that then and take the first interactive test together. Thursday is your Exam. Don’t forget that your first Current Event is due next Thursday. Week of Sept. 10th-On Mon. after going over the results of last weeks test, we will begin with the New England Colonies ( The New England Colonies), Complete the HW on pg. 107, 1-8 for Tuesday. We will have a Quiz to start off Tuesday followed by a look at the Middle Colonies. We will be involved in some activities Tuesday and be wrapping them up in class on Weds. HW over the weekend will be your Flags, Seals, or Coins illustrations on the Middle Colonies.  Thursday is our 1st set of CURRENT EVENTS. BE READY! Week of Sept. 17th-It’s time to go South. We will look at  The Southern Colonies to start the week. HW Objectives over The Southern Colonies. Tuesday a quiz, then we will look at the Roots of Self-Government together in a GRP format. A quiz will follow on Weds. Then a closer look at the Magna Carta before getting into Life in the Colonies. Thursday will be a review Day ( Be hitting the Chpt. Rev. over the weekend)and our Exam will be next Tues. Week of Sept. 24th- We will review on Mon and collect all work related to Chapter 4. Tues. is our Exam. H.W. 1-7, pg. 145/ or Obj’s (your Choice).  On Weds. , after returning the results on the exam, a discussion over the French Indian War. For Thursday we will design  a quiz and challenge one another over it on that day. Week of Oct. 1st- After a brief Recap of last Thursday, a short quiz from me will be taken then it’s off to the Turmoil over Taxes. Tuesday we will take a quiz over this and then Complete the Objectives on Section 3. Weds we will discuss “From Protest to Revolution” and take a quiz afterwards. HW will be to knock out the Chapter 5 Rev. pg 162-163, 1-21. Thursday will be your Exam. Week of Oct. 8th- Mon. will see us looking at the Revolutionary War and the 2nd Continental Congress in the video 1776, A questionare will go along with it. Thursday is Current Events Day. Week of Oct. 15th- Mon. we will conclude with 1776 (Papers due Tuesday) Tuesday we will look at section 2 including Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence along with a quiz. HW that night will be Section 3. Weds we will do some role playing as we cover the war itself-followed by a quiz. HW will be Section 4. Thursday we will discuss Fighting for Liberty on many fronts and quiz over it at the end of the period. Week of Oct. 22nd.- Mon. will see a Quiz over the Fighting for Liberty section followed by “Winning the war in the South” We will complete 1-8, pg 195 in class and then discuss it followed by a quiz on Tuesday. Weds. will be our Review day (Expect some Jeopardy and Name that Historical Person),  and Thursday our Exam. Week of Oct. 29th- We will look at creating a republic. On Mon. we will start off with a look at a Loose Confederation: Complete Sec. 1 Rev. 1-8, Pg. 204. This will be followed with a cause and effect excerise, then a quiz. Then it’s off to the Constitutional Convention. A Number of Activities are planned and you will need to complete1-7, pg 210 as well. we will quiz over this material on Weds.Thursday we will look at the ideas behind the Constitution and research them for a presentation on Monday. Week of Nov. 5th- On Mon. after a quick review, will see a quiz , then it’s off to the ratification and the Bill of Rights HW will be 1-7, pg 218. Tuesday we will take our quiz over this section after discussing Patrick Henry’s position. Then complete the Chapter Review in class 1-22, pgs 220-221. Thursday will be the Chapter Test. Week of Nov. 12th-The Constitution at Work ,The Constitution at Work we will be working this out through Nov. 29th. We will discuss how you might want to proceed. (Due Date on this is Dec. 3rd) Thursday is Current Events. Week of Nov. 19th- We will continue our Oral Exams and turn in projects before heading to Thanksgiving Break. Week of Nov. 26th- We will continue with our Constitution Unit this week. Be sure that you are working on your projects and turning them in as you complete them. Week of Dec. 3rd- Mon. is our final day of the Constitution Unit. Tuesday we will take the naturalization Exam and (if you pass) take the  Oath of Allegiance. Afterwards we will begin the video “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” Week of Dec. 10th- Mon. we will conclude the video of Mr. Smith goes to Washington. Tues. we will get back to the historical element by examing when Washington took office. We will be creating a outline of section one ( pg. 278-282) in class and discussing it. HW Tues. night will be Sec. Rev. 1-7 pg 282. Weds., we will work in small groups creating dialogues between contrasting points of view during that time. A Quiz will follow. Thursday is Current Events. Week of Dec. 17th- We will begin the week with “creating a Foreign Policy”, after reading the section and completing the Objectives we break out into small groups and take positions to advise the President. Tuesday will start with a quiz, then we will look at how the Political parites emergedwe will chart the differences and draft editorials to support the sides. Weds. will see a quiz over this. That will be followed with a look at our Second President. You will complete, either the section review or the objectives for Thursday. On Thursday we will Attack the section with…because statements and then take a quiz. Week of Jan. 7th-  Mon will be a day of review and catching up. Tuesday will be our Exam. Weds. we will look over the results and move onto Jefferson’s Presidency. Three Objectives will be be met by  Mon. and a quiz over section 1, Chpt. 10 after some group work. Thursday, Jan. 10th is our 1st Current Event of the Year. Week of Jan. 14th-On Mon. we will begin Jefferson’s Presidency. First, we will look at Section one together and complete the section rev. You may use that when we take our quiz on Tuesday. Afterwards, we will then look at the Louisiana Purchase. You will once again complete the Section Rev./Obj. and utilize them for our Quiz to follow. We will be looking at the Lewis and Clark Expedition along with Pike’s throughout the week. Week of Jan. 21st.  On Mon. we will look again at  “New Threats from Overseas”. We will work over the objectives again and some Role Playing before taking a quiz. Then we will get into “The Road to War” with Hawks and Doves and everything. Expect some group work on Objectives (Over Mon. night) and a quiz to follow on Tuesday, Then we get embroiled in “The War of 1812” with a quiz at the beginning of the hour on Weds. The rest of the hour will be a review session and Thursday our Exam on Chpt. 10. Week of Jan. 28th- “The Nation Grows and Prospers Project” Each of you will be involved in putting together a presentation dealing with 1790-1825. Four groups will put together a poster, a limerick, and research that can be shown to the class in mulitple formats to further our understanding of the period. We will have lab-time on Weds. and Thursday. Mon. and Tuesday will be laying down the groundwork using the text. Each person is responsible for their piece of the presentation. The presenatation is due next Tuesday. Week of Feb. 4th- Mon. will be the final day to work on your presentation. Tuesday we will share our different parts. Weds. we will look at a new era in Politics together-completing objectives and assessing our understanding. Thursday is Current Events. Week of Feb. 11th- Begin Chapter 12, Section 1 “A New Era in Politics” Complete either Section review or Objectives with a quiz to follow discusion. Then it’s off to looking at Jackson in the White house. Here we will start with a closer look at Jackson and those programs he is associated with. The Assessment will be done afterwards a bit differently. We will conclude the week with “A New Crisis” and a understanding states rights vs. the federal government. Our Exam will be next Tuesday. Week of Feb. 18th- Mon. we will review Chapter 12 ala Jeopardy,  https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-jacksonian-era4 and collect your Chapter review work. Tuesday is our Exam. This will be followed by a showing of “Amazing Grace” which focuses on How the Slavery Issue was resolved in Great Britian and how that will impact the USA. Week of Feb. 25th.- We will conclude with “Amazing Grace” on Mon. then it’s off with Oregon Country. You will complete the objectives in class followed by some discussion and assessment.  On Tuesday, It’s off to the Republic of Texas. We will knock out the Objectives and create a timeline before taking a quiz. Weds. we will hit California and the SouthWest. After the Objectives have been completed, we will reach consensus on the important ideas before quizing. Thursday will see us looking at the Mexican War. We will do some predicitions and results as we knock out the objectives before taking the assessment Week of March 4th- Monday we will go over the Mexican War and assess before completing the final section for Tuesday. We will be taking our test on Weds. Thursday will see us begin chapter 14 in class. https://jeopardylabs.com/play/westward-expansion169 Week of March 11th- On Mon. we will look over the posters and the results from Section one, quiz , and then move onto section 2 “Life in the North” the section rev. will be due on Tuesday. On Tuesday we will collect and go over section two, quiz over it. and then take on sections 3 and 4 to be completed in class. Week of March 18th- We won’t meet for class, however you should look over the chapter review before we resume after Spring break. Week of April 1st- On Mon. we will review over the Chapter 14. Tuesday will be the Exam. Weds. It’s going to be a day of “Reform and the new American Culture”  Thursday is Current Events. Week of April 8th- On Mon. we will go over “Slavery in the Territories”,  followed by a quiz. Then it’s off to section 2, “The Compromise of 1850 we will quiz over this on Tuesday. Weds. will see us looking at section 3 , “The Crisis deepens” with a quiz at the end of the hour . Thursday, will focus on the Republican Party emerging. Over the weekend complete section 5 for Monday. Week of April 15th- On Mon. you will turn in Section 5, 1-7 and head to the lab to create a jeopardy template for Tuesday. Then on Tuesday, we will use the templates to review for Weds. Exam. After you complete the Exam on Weds. begin Chapter 17 section 1 (objectives or section review) for Thursday Week of April 22nd. Mon. we will discuss section 2 and look at the early days of the war. This will be followed with an assessment Complete Section 3 that night and Tuesday we will go over it. Weds. we will go over section 4 and Thursday section 5. We will pause on Mon. and look at some outside material before our review sessions mid-week. Week of April 29th- On Mon., Jeopardy and Review. Tuesday Exam and begin section 1 Chapter 18, Early steps to reunion. Weds. go over the material and quiz out. Read section 2 for our next session. thursday is Current Events. Week of May 6th- On Mon. We will go over the Objectives in section 2 and take a quiz over it then begin section 3 for Tuesday. Tuesday we will go over that as well before completing section 4 for Weds.  A review session is on tap for Weds. then our last US History test on Thursday.  Survival will be the topic next week. Week of Aug. 29th- We will take our quiz over Spain  builds an Empire after turning in the work. Then I will return last weeks workn and review it before launching into Colonizing North America HW for Tuesday is 1-7, pg 86. We will conclude the section on Tuesday and take a quiz at the end of the hour. Weds. will see us brainstorming how to establish an colony and then looking into how the English tackled the problem in . HW. pg 91, 1-7 due Thursday expect a quiz.Next Tuesday will be pg. 97, 1-7 Week of Sept 6th- On Tuesday we will collect your HW and take a quiz over section 5 Afterwards we will return all other work and review before tackeling the Review and Assessment on pg 98, 1-18 due Weds. Weds will be a got-a-clue review day and Thursday will be our Exam over Chapter 3. HW over the weekend will be Section 1, Chpt. 4 Pg. 107, 1-8. Week of Sept. 12th- On Mon. after going over the results of last weeks test, we will begin with the New England Colonies ( The New England Colonies), Complete the HW on pg. 107, 1-8 for Tuesday. We will have a Quiz to start off Tuesday followed by a look at the Middle Colonies. We will be involved in some activities Tuesday and be wrapping them up in class on Weds. HW over the weekend will be your Flags, Seals, or Coins illustrations on the Middle Colonies.  Thursday is our 1st set of CURRENT EVENTS. BE READY! Week of Sept. 19th- We will start off the week with a quiz over the middle colonies using your Flags,Seals and Coins of the Middle Colonies. Then it’s time to go South. We will look at  The Southern Colonies. HW 1-8, pg. 119 due Tuesday. After turning in your HW and taking a quiz we will look at the Roots of Self-Government together in a GRP format. A quiz will follow on Weds. Then a closer look at the Magna Carta before getting into Life in the Colonies. Thursday will be a review Day ( Be hitting the Chpt. Rev. over the weekend)and our Exam will be next Mon. Week of Sept. 26th- Exam on Mon. H.W. 1-7, pg. 145. Then Tuesday we will take a closer look at the French Indian War including a video “When the Forest ran Red”.Weds. night you will complete 1-8, pg. 153. Thursday we will discuss the turmoil over taxes and take a quiz over it. Over the weekend, you will work on your “Give them the Slip” pieces on the various acts from section 2. Week of Oct. 3rd.- We will start out with the “Give them the slip” project then take a quiz over section two. A look at the Boston massacre  and HW over Section 3 , 1-7, pg 160. On Tuesday, we will discuss the transistion from protest to revolution and take a quiz over it at the end of the period. Weds. we will tackle the Chapter review together (try the on-line self-test that night). Thursday will be our Exam over Chat. 5. Week of Oct. 10th- On Mon. we will be begin with a look at the Revolution war in the North. You will complete 1-7, pg. 171. A quiz over this section will follow. Then we will begin with 1776,   (1776) and see the issues and people behind the Declaration of Independence, Thursday will be Current Events. Week of Oct. 17th- On Mon. we will continue with 1776. We should conclude on Tuesday and have our 6 paragraphs due Weds. That day we will complete Section 2 in class together along with a closer examination of the Declaration of Independence, a Quiz will followand HW will beSection 3 Rev. 1-7, pg 185. . Thursday will see us looking at the struggles in the middle colonies as we will be involved in some News stories. (1st Period-has a take home open book quiz due Mon.) Week of Oct. 24th- Collect any work from the weekend then it’s off to “Fighting for Liberty on many Fronts” , 1-6, pg 189 then we will look at John Paul Jones’ role in the the War at Sea. Tuesday will have us looking at a quiz over Mon. material and “Winning the war in the South” We will complete 1-8, pg 195 in class and then discuss it followed by a quiz. Weds. will be our Review day and Thursday our Exam. Week of Oct. 31st- We will look at creating a republic. On Mon. we will start off with a look at a Loose Confederation: Complete Sec. 1 Rev. 1-8, Pg. 204. This will be followed with a cause and effect excerise, then a quiz. Then it’s off to the Constitutional Convention. A Number of Activities are planned and you will need to complete1-7, pg 210 as well. we will quiz over this material on Weds.Thursday we will look at the ideas behind the Constitution and research them for a presentation on Monday. Week of Nov. 7th- On Monday we will recreate the Constitutional Convention and represent the views of the Delegates to the convention. ( Look at the Link on the Constitutional Convention, then also look at the founders Blog link at the bottom of that page) Afterwards we will look at the Ideas behind the Revolution HW will be 1-7, pg 214. Tuesday , after a quick review, will see a quiz , then it’s off to the ratification and the Bill of Rights HW will be 1-7, pg 218. Weds. we will take our quiz over this section after discussing Patrick Henry’s position. Then complete the Chpter Review in class 1-22, pgs 220-221. Thursday is Current Event Day. Our Exam will be next Tuesday after a day of Review on Mon. Week of Nov. 14th.- On Mon. we will review Chpt 7 together in class and prepare for our exam on Tuesday. Then it’s off to the Constitution at Work ,The Constitution at Work we will be working this out through Dec. 1st. We will discuss how you might want to proceed. (Due Date on this is Dec. 5th) Week of Nov. 21st- On Mon. we will be doing our Geo-Bee, the back to the oral tests and Constitution project on Tuesday. Week of Nov. 28th- We will be completing our Oral quizes each day and turning in projects as you complete them. ( Remember if you want to see me before school or after make arangements-that goes for Friday morning as well) Everything needs to be completed by next Mon. Dec. 5th. Week of Dec. 5th- Mon. will conclude the Constitution Project. Tuesday we will take the naturalization Exam and (if you pass) take the  Oath of Allegiance. Afterwards we will begin the video “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” Current Events are due Thursday. Week of Dec. 12th- On Mon. and Tuesday we will conclude with our look at the Legislative branch through the video-“Mr. Smith goes to Washington”, then examine the office of the Presidency with the 60 minutes special on the Nixon White House. Here we will see how role of checks and balances prevented the abuse of power. Week of Jan. 2nd- On Mon. we will get back to the historical element by examing when Washington took office. We will be creating a outline of section one ( pg. 278-282) in class and discussing it. HW Mon. night will be Sec. Rev. 1-7 pg 282. Tuesday, we will work in small groups creating dialogues between contrasting points of view during that time. A Quiz will follow. Weds. will be a day of Foreign Policy with an excerise in summarizing main points. HW that night will be 1-7, pg 286. Thursday, will see another small group activity with taking positions, then after a whole class concept web-a quiz  over the section. Week of Jan. 9th- On Mon. we will look at the Political Parties. You will break out into small groups and work out the objectives after an introduction on the party system. HW will be 1-8, pg. 290. Tuesday we will draft editorials  on the parties, and take a quiz over the section. Weds. we will again break out into small groups and complete the objectives to discuss. HW that night will be 1-8, pg 294. Thursday we will break out into small groups for a sentence completion activity that will be followed by generalization whole class summary and a quiz for each of us. Lastly, we will look at inferences (time permitting) Our Exam will be next Tuesday. Week of Jan. 16th- Mon will be a day of review and catching up. Tuesday will be our Exam. Weds. we will look over the results and move onto Jefferson’s Presidency. Three Objectives will be be met by Thursday and a quiz over section 1, Chpt. 10 after some group work. Week of Jan. 23rd- On Mon. we will conclude with the journals of Lewis and Clark before examining the importance of the Louisiana Purchase. Objectives need to be completed then a quiz on Tuesday. This will be followed “New Threats from Overseas”. We will work over the objectives again and some Role Playing before taking a quiz on Weds. Thursday is Current Events. Week of Jan. 30th- On Mon. we will get into “The Road to War” with Hawks and Doves and everything. Expect some group work on Objectives and a quiz to follow. Tuesday, will see us embroiled in “The War of 1812” with a quiz at the beginning of the hour on Weds. The rest of the hour will be a review session and Thursday are Exam on Chpt. 10. HW is Section 1 Objectives Chapter 11. Week of Feb. 6th- On Mon. we will go over the objectives together, then recreate a town meeting before taking a quiz over the material. HW will be Section 2 objectives. Tuesday, we will look those over then we will take on roles to get a project approved in a state. A Quiz will follow. HW will be the objectives in Section 3. Weds. we will cover that and role play the Tarriff of 1816 before taking a quiz. HW is  the Section 4 Objectives. Thursday we will go over these and take an assessment over it then return all work at that time. Our Exam over Chapter 11 will be next Tuesday. Week of Feb. 13th- Mon. will be a day of Review. Tuesday will be our Exam followed by an examination of Early American Culture with the video showing of the Great American Novel-“Moby Dick”. MobyDickvideoguide Week of Feb. 20th- Mon and Tuesday will conclude Moby Dick. Tuesday night complete the objectives on pg 360. Weds. we will discuss the New Era in Politics and look a t a session of Fact or Fiction before taking our quiz. Weds. night complete the objectives on pg. 365 for Mon.  Thursday is Current Events. Next Mon. we will look closer at Anderew Jackson (The good and the bad) along with the spoils system in a debate format followed with a quiz. Week of Feb. 27th- On Mon. we will look at Jackson in the White House. After discussions and Debates we will take a quiz over the section. HW will be the Objectives on pg. 370. Tuesday will look at those objectives and grade Jackson and work out some budgets before taking a quiz over the section. HW will be 1-21, pg 376-377. Weds will be a review day. Thursday we will take our Exam over Chpt. 12. Week of March 5th- We begin the week with Oregon Country. You will complete the objectives in class followed by some discussion and assessment.  On Tuesday, It’s off to the Republic of Texas. We will knock out the Objectives and create a timeline before taking a quiz. Weds. we will hit California and the SouthWest. After the Objectives have been completed, we will reach consensus on the important ideas before quizing. Thursday will see us looking at the Mexican War. We will do some predicitions and results as we knock out the objectives before taking the assessment. Week of March 12th- On Mon. we will be looking at the Mexican War. We will do some predicitions and results as we knock out the objectives before taking the assessment. Tues. we will go over how “Americans Rush West” After Comparing California and Utah we will design some board games to review the material. A Full blown review will take place on Weds. and our Chapter Test will follow on Thursday. Next Week is TSAPs. Week of March 19th- TSAPS and a little introduction to the causes of the Civil War. Thursday is Enrichment Day. Week of April 2nd- Mon. will see us tackle the objectives for “The Reforming Spirit”, pg. 434. Afterwards we will Chart and rank the reform movements. We will assess your understanding at the end of class. Tues. will see us looking at the American Classroom and  “Opposing Slavery” . After knocking out the objectives, we will get into panels to discuss the three approaches. This will be followed with a quiz. Weds. will look at “A call for Woman’s Rights” After answering the Objectives we will create a timeline on the board before taking the assesment. Thursday is Current Events. Week of April 10th- On Tuesday, we will look at “American Art and Literature” after some research , discussion, and charting we will take a quiz over the material. Weds. will be a review day and Thursday we will take an Exam over Chapter 15. Week of April 16th- We begin the week with “Slavery in the Territories”. After a warm-up on the arguments for-we will knock out the objectives and renact the Senate Debate. Tuesday will have a quiz over Mon’s. material-then- look at “The Compromise of 1850” We will debate some before taking a quiz over the material. Weds. you will complete the objectives on “The Crisis Deepens” then design 4-5 questions to ask others for a game of draw down. Thursday I will give you a quiz over the material. Afterwards, we will tackle the objectives on “The Republican Party Emerges”. Week of April 23rd- On Mon. We will have a quick rev. and then a Quiz over the Republican Party followed by “A Nation Divides”. Obj., Quiz. Tuesday will be a rev of the Chapter and Weds. the Chapter Test. This will be followed with “The Conflict takes shape”, complete the objective for Thursday. We will break down strengths and weaknesses on Thursday and get into some activities before a quiz at the end of the hour. (Next Thursday is your last Current Event of the Year. Week of April 30th-We start out with a quiz over “The Conflict takes Shape”, then after a discussion on offensive and defensive strategy we will complete the objectives on “No Easy Victory” Tuesday will see a quiz and then “A Promise of Freedom” a quiz will follow as well. Weds. we will knock out the onjectives on “Hardships of War” and look at the suspension of civil liberties. Thursday is our last Current Event. Week of May 7th-Mon. we will conclude with the Civil War and Rev. the period. Tuesday will be our Exam, followed by “Amazing Grace”, a look at the Slavery issue in Great Britain. Week of May 14-22nd We will being involved in service learning over the rest of the semester. I will be looking at Animal Protection and Care with you through this time. Everything after this Red Break is from last year. So while we may be doing these things, the dates won’t match up. Please look above for current information. Week of Aug. 23rd.- We begin this year by a session with the Inner Outer Circle, “Taking a Stand” and a session on Active listening. We will conclude Weds. with Scavenger Hunt. Week of Aug. 30th- We begin the week with silent classification and working out class goals. This will be followed by answering the question “Why study government?” We will then take our first look at the Constitution.  The Essay will be due Thursday and shared with the class at that time, Writing about Government Essay. Week of Sept. 7th- We begin the week with a Look at what a Citizen should be. We will look at a PPT (  duties ) and discuss these. We will work together on some Citizenship Vocabulary on Weds. Then on Thursday, we will find out the process required to become a Citizen.  Want to see if you could immigrate here and pass the Test? Look at the Links scroll on immigration exam. Week of Sept. 13th- Start the week with the Naturalization game. ( )Review on Tuesday. Exam on Weds. A look at Constitution Day afterwards and Current Events ( CURRENT EVENTS ) on Thursday. Week of Sept. 20th-On Monday, students will be looking at a list of vocabulary words about Forms of Government. Tuesday we we play a game of “I have…Who has?” On Weds. we will have a power-point on Principles of Government. Thursday “Vocabulary Act it Outs” See attachments: Principles of Government, Week of Sept. 27th- On Mon. We will do our Act-it-Outs Skits. This will be followed by Diagraming the 3 possible Government Types. Then A look at Political Cartoons and their importance. You will have a chance to try your hand at this and turn them in by Thursday.  We will work on them Tuesday. Rev. Weds. and Test on Thursday, followed by your Declaration of Independence. Week of Oct. 4th- On Mon. turn in your Declaration of Independence paragraphs. We will then begin 1776 ( 1776 )and complete the questions that go along with it in paragraph form for Mon. Week of Oct. 11th- Turn in your 1776 paragraphs on Mon. Then in small groups tackle the vocabulary on Foundations of Government through Tuesday. This will be followed with a Project on creating a Revolutionary Newspaper. Thursday is Current Events. Week of Oct. 18th- On Mon. we will begin researching in class on our Revolutionary Newspaper Topics. (  Revolutionary Newspaper Project ) Tuesday will be a library Day. Weds and Thursday it’s back to the class room to put everything together. Your Final Project will be due on Monday Oct. 25th. Week of Oct. 25th- Your Newspaper Projects are Due Mon. We will then head back to the vocabulary in a team challenge. Tuesday will see a Bingo Challenge over the Vocabulary. Weds. will be your Exam. We will then finish up the week with team flow charts and presentations. Week of Nov. 1st- On Mon. We will conclude with our Flow Charts and see how they are connected. Tuesday will start a more perfect Union. We will conclude this by Thursday. Week of Nov. 8th- Turn in your More Perfect Union Questions. Then we will give back all work and compare the articles with the Constitution (WS). We will take our Exam on this Tuesday. Weds. is Current Event Day. Thursday will be a special Veterns Day Presentation with Guests. Week of Nov. 15th- On Monday we will hold our Geography Bee in class to find the 8th grade representative for the Dec. 14th event. This will be followed with a look at the Federal System, Got Power. The week will finish with the structure of American Government. (  Structure of American Government ) . We will conclude with a a power-point presentation on  the structure and a Big Box review Sheet for next Tuesday’s Exam. Week of Nov. 22nd-On Monday we will review the past week’s material using Numbered Heads Together and then take our Exam on Tuesday before break. Week of Nov. 29th-Which Branch is most powerful? We begin with this question and then create a flow chart to understand checks and balances. Then the second half of the week, will begin a Simulation. Here are a few links that might help: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/speech/libraries/topic.aspx?topic=patriot_act,  http://epic.org/free_speech/cda/ Lastly, You will create your own Flow Chart over the weekend on the Checks and Balances of the Three Branches of Gov’t.  We will be taking our exam over checks and balances on Weds., Dec. 8th. Week of Dec. 6th- On Mon. you will turn in your Flow Charts and we will Divide up and using Pictionary-cover the Checks and Balances found in our 3 Branches. After a Review Day on Tuesday we will Test on Weds. Thursday is Current Event Day. Week of Dec. 13th- We will look at the workings of the Parlimentary system and the fight to end Slavery in the British Empire through the Video presentation of Amazing Grace this week. Week of Jan. 3rd-It’s time to beat the expert on the Bill of Rights. Weds. will see us taking a closer look at the Bill of Rights and You. You will then take home a vocabulary list of terms to identify for Mon. On Thursday we will conclude the week with Current Events. Week of Jan. 10th- Conclude the Vocabulary Terms and check for understanding with a matching quiz. This will be followed by outlining and interpreting the Bill of Rights (DueWeds.) Then It’s off to Beyond the Bill of Rights and a look at who is effected on Thursday. Week of Jan. 17th- We will begin the week by reviewing the Vocabulary you completed last week. Then you will create Flash Cards on the amendments. These need to be done by Weds. That will be followed with a flow chart describing how amendments can be added to the Constitution. On Thursday, I will present a PPT(  http://cyberlearning-world.com/nhhs/staff/ppt/civrts/index_files/frame.htm ) on Civil Rights. HW over the weekend, is your 1 page essay on one of the 7 choices on Civil Rights.(  Civil Rights Essays ) Week of Jan.24th- On Mon. we will go over the essays that you completed and then take a quiz over Civil Rights. Tuesday is a review of all 27 amendments, and Weds. is your Exam. We will then look at the Jury system and the responsiblity of that position in the Video showing-12 Angry Men. Week of Jan. 31st- We will conclude with the Jury System and our look at 12 Angry Men on Monday. Turn in your questionaires on Tuesday. We will discuss these and go over the results from the exam on the amendments. This will be followed by a Session of “What do you know about Congress” Then it’s off to the Legislative vocabulary. Thursday is current event day. Week of Feb. 7th- All week, we will be looking at the customs and cultural traditions of the people of the Middle Ages/Renaissance Europe. We will focus on festivals and other ways of life for people living during that time. Expect some Power-point lecture, Video presentation and Role-playing. When all is said and done you will have an appreciation for folks back then and for your own lot in life today. Week of Feb. 14th- We will conclude with our look back at the marriage customs of the Renaissance (fitting with Valentines Day), then at the end of the week we will see what we can find out about our Congress. Week of Feb. 21st- On Mon., we will check on the Vocabulary terms that were assigned over the weekend, and then look at a PPT on the Legislative branch. On Tuesday, You will use the Link on my homepage to create a puzzle using the vocabulary and information we have learned about Congress. Then we will exchange these and challenge the others in the room to complete them. On Thursday, you will be finding out about our Local Congressional Leaders and begin short Biographies on them that will be due next Mon.  See the Links on my Blog Roll to gather your Information. This needs to be 1 to 2 pages in length and informative. Don’t Plagerize! Week of Feb. 28th- We will start off the week with another trip to the Lab in the Library and get our puzzles finishedon Monday. Tuesday You will have the chance to research our Congressional leaders and turn them in on Weds. We will begin Mr. Smith goes to Washington on Weds. Thursday is current events. Week of March 7th- Turn in any work from last week on Monday. We will conclude with Mr. Smith ( Mr Smith ) goes to Washington . We will then take a look at how a bill becomes a law, how_a_bill_becomes_a_law[1]. Then after some review we will take our Exam on Thursday. Week of March 14th-You will have a chance to beat the expert before launching into the Vocabulary for the Executive branch. We will conclude with the vocabulary on Tuesday. As an added bonus, and a chance to improve your grade as we start the new quarter, you will pick 3 presidents to research and create trading cards for Thursday. Open this attachment and get started early-Presidential Trading Cards. Then it’s time for dueling Presidents! We will be in small groups matching up Presidents against each other to determine winners. Week of March 21st- We start the week with the Presidential Trading Cards completed. We will then play the game that allows you to use them. This will be followed by a close look at the Lessons of Watergate. Thursday will be Enrichment Day. Week of April 4th- We will conclude with Watergate on Monday and then it’s time for dueling Presidents! We will be in small groups matching up Presidents against each other to determine winners. Tuesday, We will play some Executive branch Bingo-so bring your Vocabulary terms. This will be followed with a discussion on what makes a Great President.  We will then launch into the Roles of the President,  president . Thursday is Current Event Day. Next Tuesday will be an Exam. Week of April 11th- We will conclude with the roles of the President ( president  ) on Mon. Tuesday will be our Exam on the Executive Branch, then “Ill see you in Court”  followed by a powerpoint (    The_Federal_Court_System ). Thursday, you will attack the vocabulary for this unit. Week of April 18th- On Monday, we will attack the rest of the vocabulary and complete it. It will be due on Tuesday for a grade. This will be followed by a look at some Supreme court decissions before we take a matching excerise. After collecting your Matching WS, we will begin a look at the “Rodney King” case or what the jury saw in  California v. Powell. Week of April 26th- We will conclude with the “Rodney King” case on Tuesday and then Review for our Exam on the Judicial Branch on Thursday. Week of May 2nd-We will begin the week with a look at “Which Party is which” on Mon. The_Political_Spectrum[1] Tuesday will cover the Vocabulary for this unit, politics_vocab[1] . Weds. will look at the development of the Political parties in our country, dev_pol_part[1] . Thursday is Current Events. Week of May 9th-We will conclude with the development of the Political Parties on Mon. Then, we will review the vocabulary before taking on some assignment to test our understanding. By the end of the week we should be ready for our exam on the parties. Week of May 16th- Foreign Policy Week. Know your Vocabulary. Exam next Mon. Week of-Why it’s the Last WEEK!, We will take our last exam on Foreign Policy Mon. Followed by a look at the Kissinger Interview as he looks back on his impact in F.P. Tuesday will see the results and a look at Emotional Intelligence before you head out.      

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