8th grade weekly calendar
Week of 6-11

Monday:  Inventions.  In class work.

Tuesday:  Movie first hour.  Big Business in class 3rd hour.

Wednesday: Movie

Thursday:  hours 3-4.  Movie.

Friday:  I have no 8th grade classes today.

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Week of 6-4

Monday:  Read 17-1 on reconstruction pages 495-498 and complete ws.

Tuesday:  Read 17-2 pages 499-503 and complete ws.

Wednesday: Read 17-3 pages 504-507 on how Southern life changed during reconstruction. 

Thursday:  Read 17-4 pages 508-511 on the decline and end of reconstruction and complete ws.

Friday:  Read 17-5 pages 513-516 on the change of the economy in the South and complete ws


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Week of 5-28

Monday:  No school.

Tuesday:  Read 16-5 pages 482-488 on Gettysburg and complete ws.

Wednesday:  Civil War battle chart.

Thursday:  Review for test.

Friday:  Ch 16 test on the Civil War.

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Week of 5-21

Monday:  Read 16-2 pages 466-471on Civil War battles and complete ws.

Tuesday:  Civil War map.

Wednesday:  Read 16-3 on the Emancipation Proclamation and complete ws.

Thursday:  Read 16-4 pages 476-480 on women in the war and complete ws.

Friday:  Junior Scholastic Magazine.

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Monday through Thursday we are still doing the pilot.   This weeks topics include the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Dred Scott case, secession and an effort to compromise.

Friday:  We will read 16-1 and complete a ws on the strengths and weaknesses of the north and South.  Test is 6-1 and there is a quizlet under drusso2.

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Week of 5-7

Monday:  Read 13-3 page 396-400 on the South's economy.  Warm up #1.  Work on study guide.

Tuesday:  13-4 ppt and notes on slave codes.  Work on study guide.

Wednesday: Finish study guide and review for ch 13 assessment.

Thursday:  Ch 13 assessment

Friday:  Today we begin our last textbook pilot.  The topic is on slavery in the new territories and states.

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Week of 4-30

Monday:  Junior Scholastic

Tuesday:  Finish reformers research and video on Harriet Tubman.

Wednesday:  Read 13-1 pages 385-389 on technology.  Complete ws.  Pass out study guide. Assessment  5-10

Thursday:  Read 13-2 pages 390-394 on immigration.and complete ws.  Work on study guide.

Friday:  Videos on slavery.

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Week of 4-23

Monday:  M-step testing

Tuesday:  M-step testing

Wednesday:  Reformers research .

Thursday: Reformers research.

Friday:  The Story of Us "Divisions".

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This week we are piloting a new book.  The topic is society and culture before the civil war.  Work will be pretty much in class only and there will be an open book assessment on Friday.

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Week of 4-9

Monday:  Read 12-3 and complete ws.

Tuesday:  Read 12-4 and complete ws.  warm up #7.

Wednesday:  Read 12-5 and complete ws.  warm up #8.

Thursday:  Ch 12 t-shirt assignment due 4-16.  Warm up check.

Friday:  Ch 12 t-shirt assignment due 4-16.

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Week of 3-26

Monday:  Read 12-1 pages 355-360 and complete ws.  Warm up #6.

Tuesday:  Read 12-2 pages 362-367 and complete ws.  Video clip on the Alamo.

Wednesday:  Video on the Alamo.

Thursday:  Oregon Trail simulation game.

Friday:  No School.

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Week of 3-19

Monday:  Work on section 3 of flipbook due 3-20.  Warm up #5. 

Tuesday:  Work on section 4 of flipbook.  Due 3-22.  Bank powerpoint. 

Wednesday:  Work on section 4 of flipbook.  Due 3-22 

Thursday:  Work on section 5 of flipbook due 3-26.

Friday:  Work on section 5 of flipbook. Finish cover and coloring.  Due Monday 3-26.  No late assignments.

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Week of 3-12

Monday:  Begin Jackson Era flipbook.  Explain section 1 due 3-14.  Finished flipbook is due 3-26 and will not be taken late.

Tuesday:  Work on section 1 of flipbook due 3-14.  Warm up #4.

Wednesday: Work on section 2 of flipbook due 3-16.

Thursday:  Work on section 2 of flipbook due 3-16. 

Friday:  Work on section 3 of flipbook due 3-20. 

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Week of 3-5

Monday:  Warm up #2.  Read 10-2 pages 313-317 and complete ws.  Work on study guide.  Warm up #3.  Read 10-3 pages 318-321 and complete ws.  Work on study guide.   


 Tuesday:   Half day hours 1-3.  Read 10-4 pages 322-324 and complete ws.  Work on study guide. 

Wednesday:     Review for test.  

Thursday:  Half day hours 4-6.   I do not have 8th grade classes these hours.

Friday:  Ch 10 test. 

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Week of 2-26

Monday:  

Tuesday:  Warm up #1. Read 10-1 pages 305-311 and complete ws.  Pass out study guide.  Test 3-9.  Work on study guide.  

Wednesday:  Video on Mary Driscoll and the Lowell Girls.   

Thursday:  Lowell Mill Girls' experience.

 Friday:   
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Week of 2-19

Monday:  No School

Tuesday:  Continue working on War of 1812 map.

Wednesday:  Today we are doing a simulation on urban growth. 

Thursday:  Guest Speaker on the U.S.S. Constitution.

Friday:  EDP with counselors. Junior Scholastic on Tecumseh. 

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Week of 2-12

Monday:  Read 9-3 pg 289-295 and complete ws.  Warm up #9.

Tuesday:  EDP with counselors.

Wednesday:  Powerpoint on War of 1812

Thursday:  War of 1812 timeline and map.  Timeline due end of class tomorrow.  Map due start of class on Wednesday.  Warm up check today or tomorrow.

Friday:  Work on War of 1812 timeline, due at the end of class.  Work on War of 1812 map.

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Week of 2-5

Monday:  Read 9-1 page 277-280 and complete ws.  warm up #7.

Tuesday:  Lewis and Clark Nat Geo video.

Wednesday:  EDP through counseling.

Thursday:  Read 9-2 pages 281-285 and complete ws.  Warm up #8.

Friday:  Snow Day.

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Week of 1-29

Monday:  Warm up #6.  Read 8-3 pages 266-269 and complete ws.

Tuesday:  Ch 8 vocab, due by end of class.  Work on study guide and quizlet.

Wednesday:  Read 8-4 pg 270-272 and complete ws.  Work on study guide and quizlet.

Thursday:  Ch 8 review.

Friday:  Ch 8 Test.

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Week of 1-22

Monday:  Continue with point of view assignment.  Continue with warm up #5.

Tuesday:  M-Step practice.   Video on flipping the White House. Hour 1.

Wednesday:  M-Step practice.   Video on flipping the White House. Hour 3.

Thursday:  I will not have 8th grade classes this day.

Friday:  No school.

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Week of 1-15

Monday:  No school.

Tuesday:  DBQ

Wednesday:  DBQ

Thursday:  DBQ

Friday:  8-2 powerpoint and notes and point of view assignment. Warm up #5 continued

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Week of 1-8

Monday:  Geography Bee.

Tuesday:  Read 8-1 pages 257-261 and complete ws. Warm up #4.

Wednesday:  Practice DBQ

Thursday:  Finish practice DBQ.

Friday:  Read 8-2 pages 262-265 and complete ws. Warm up #5.

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Week of 12-18.

Monday:  Bill of Rights project.

Tuesday:  Bill of Rights project

Wednesday:  Bill of Rights project.

Thursday:  Movie

Friday:  Movie

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Week of 12-11

Monday:  Presidential cabinet ws.

Tuesday:  Presidential cabinet ws.

Wednesday:  Exploring the Constitution and ws.

Thursday:  Name the amendment ws.

Friday:  Begin Bill of Rights Project.  Due 12-21.

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Week of 12-4

Monday:  Videos on the Constitution.

Tuesday:   Citizenship handbook section 1 and 2.

Wednesday:  Citizenship handbook sections 3-5.  warm up #3 chart study page 217-218.

Thursday:  Powerpoint and notes on the three government branches.  Test review.

Friday:  Citizenship test.

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Week of 11-27

Monday:  Constitution simulation.

Tuesday:  Warm up #1.  Read 7-3 204-208 and complete ws.

Wednesday:  Warm up #2 and read 7-4 pg 209-211 and complete ws.

Thursday:  Junior Scholastic and preamble practice quiz.

Friday:  Preamble quiz and how a bill becomes a law readings/ws.

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Week of 11-20

Monday:  Finish NJ/Virginia Plan poster assignment.

Tuesday:  Video.

Wednesday:  No School

Thursday:  No School

Friday:   No School.

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Week of 11-13

Monday:  Read 7-1 pg 189-195 and complete ws.  Warm up #6.

Tuesday:  Video:  American Revolution- Return of the Rebels.

Wednesday:  Shay's rebellion powerpoint and History Alive ch 8 reading and ws.

Thursday:  Finish History Alive ch 8.

Friday:  NJ/Virginia Plan poster assignment. 

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Week of 11-6

Monday:  Read 6-3 pg 176-180 and complete ws.  Warm up #3.

Tuesday:  No School.

Wednesday:  Read 6-4 pg 182-185 and ws.  Warm up #4.

Thursday:  Review for ch 6 test.

Friday:  Ch 6 Test

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Week of 10-30

Monday:  "Truth Detective" ws.

Tuesday:  6-1 pages 163-169 and ws.

Wednesday:  Box Vocab

Thursday:  Video " American Revolution-Empire Fights back"

Friday:  Read 6-2 pg 171-175 and complete ws.  Warm up #3.

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Week of 10-23

Monday:  Read 5-4 pg 148-152 and complete note pg.  Warm up #1.

Tuesday:  Ch 5 review.

Wednesday:  Ch 5 test.

Thursday:  Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt.

Friday:  You tube and ws on Declaration of Independence.  Warm up  #2.

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Week of 10-16

Monday:  Finish 5-3 notes pg 142-146.  Work on study guide sections 2 and 3.

Tuesday:  Revolutionary War timeline due 10-20.

Wednesday:  Revolutionary War timeline due 10-20.

Thursday:  Revolutionary War timeline due 10-20 and warm up check #1.  Work on study guide if time.

Friday:  Ch 5 vocab and Junior Scholastic play "Father of the Revolution".

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Week of 10-9

Monday:  Boston Tea Party comic strip and notes.  This is due on 10-11.

Tuesday:  Boston Tea Party comic strip and notes.  Work on sec 2 of study guide if time.

Wednesday:  Johnny Tremain video.

Thursday:  Johnny Tremain video.

Friday:  Warm up #7.  Read 5-3 pg 142-146 and work on note page.

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Week of  10-2

Monday:  Warm up #5.  I am passing out Ch 5 study guide.  The students will be reading 5-1 pg 133-137 and working on a note page.

Tuesday:  Today we will complete 5-1 notes, work on section 1 of the study guide and watch a clip on the Stamp Act.

Wednesday:  Today's assignment is ch 5 box vocab.

Thursday:  Warm up #6.  Video story on the Boston Massacre.

Friday:  Read 5-2 pg 138-141 and complete ws.

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Week of 9-25

Monday:  Reading on colonial America and powerpoint on trade.

Tuesday: Read pgs. 110-114 and complete ws.  Warm up #3

Wednesday:  Read 4-3 page 116-119 together.  Complete French and Indian story board

Thursday: French and Indian War perspective ws.   Warm up #4.

Friday:  Finish French and Indian War perspective ws and play on the French and Indian War.

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Week of 9-18

Monday:  CDV Quiz.  Colony map assignment.  Map/colony quiz 9-22.

Tuesday:  Powerpoint and notes on Jamestown and Roanoke.  Warm up #1

Wednesday:  Colonial America packet and questions.

Thursday:  Pilgrim powerpoint and note page.  Colony and map quiz review.  Warm up #2

Friday:  Colony/map quiz.  Ch 4 box vocab.

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Week of 9-11

Monday:  Columbus Point of View assignment.

Tuesday:  Core Democratic Values (CDV) Powerpoint (PPT) and notes.  CDV quiz Monday 9-18.

Wednesday:  CDV poster assignment to be presented Friday, 9-15.

Thursday:  Continue working on CDV poster assignment to be presented Friday, 9-15.

Friday:  CDV poster presentations.  Study for Monday's  CDV quiz.

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Week of 9-4

Monday:  Labor Day

Tuesday:  School and classroom rules

Wednesday:  Prior knowledge activity and personality activity.

Thursday:  Building teamwork assignment.

Friday:  Why history is important.


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