8th grade weekly calendar
Week of 1-14

Monday:  Bill of Rights Project. Due Tuesday the 15th. 

Tuesday:  Washington and Adams presidency powerpoint and notes.  Read 8-1.1 pg. 286-287 and historical thinking questions.

Wednesday:  Read 8-1.2 and 1.3 pages 289-291 and complete ws (17 points)

Thursday: Career Counseling with counselors.

Friday:  First Political Parties ppt.   Read 8-2.1  pages 294-295 and  complete Federalist or Democratic republican ws.

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Week of 1-7

Monday:  Geography Bee.

Tuesday:  Today's worksheet is on the Constitution.

Wednesday:  Today's worksheet is on amendments.

Thursday:  Bill of Rights Project. Due Tuesday the 15th. 

Friday:  Bill of Rights Project. Due Tuesday the 15th. 

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Week of 12-17.

Monday:  DBQ. Bill of Rights project.

Tuesday:  DBQ.  Bill of Rights project

Wednesday:  DBQ.  Bill of Rights project.

Thursday:  Movie

Friday:  Movie

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Week of 12-10

Monday:  Citizenship handbook sec 3-5 pages 217-220 in American Journey.  Warm up #2

Tuesday:  Branches of governemnt powerpoint and notes.  Review for Citizenship handbook review.   

Wednesday:  Citizenship handbook test.  

Thursday:  Presidential cabinet ws.  

Friday:  Presidential cabinet ws.

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Monday:  Video on the Constitutional Convention.  Constitutional Convention Powerpoint. Comparing Plans of the Convention ws.

Tuesday:   Read 7-2.3 pages 260-261 and complete ws on compromises of the constitutional convention.

Wednesday:  Today we are learning about the Preamble.  There will be a short quiz tomorrow on the Preamble.  Citizenship handbook sections 3-5.  warm up #3 chart study page 217-218.

Thursday:  Preamble quiz.  We will learn how a bill becomes a law.  
Powerpoint and notes on the three government branches.  Test review.

Friday:  "Our Constitution Rules" ws and Citizenship Handbook sec 1 and 2 from American Journey pages 215-217.  Citizenship test.

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Week of 11-26

Monday:  Ch 6 review.

Tuesday:  Ch 6 test.

Wednesday:  Warm up #1.  Constitution Confederation Era powerpoint and notes.  Read 7-1.1 pages 250-251 and class debate ws. a

Thursday:  Read 7-1.2 and 7-1.3 pages 252-255.  Ch 7 sec 1 box vocab.

Friday:  Articles of Confederation video.  Read 7-2.1 and 7-2.2 pages 256-259.

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Week of 11-19

Monday:  Read ch 6-3.3 and 3.5 pages 240-241 and 244-245 and complete ws.

Tuesday:  Video.

Wednesday:  No School

Thursday:  No School

Friday:   No School.

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Week of 11-12

Monday:   "Empire Fights Back" Video

Tuesday:  Ch 6 Box Vocab

Wednesday:  Read 6-2.1 and 6-2.2 pages 228-231 and complete note taking page and historical thinking questions.

Thursday:  Read 6-2.3 and 6-2.4 pages 232-235 and complete note taking page and section 2 ws.

Friday: Read ch 6-3.1 and 3.2 pages 236-239 and complete ws.

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Week of 11-5

Monday: Ch 6 intro powerpoint and intro activity.

Tuesday:  No School.

Wednesday:  Warm up #7.  Declaration of Independence ws.  Warm up Check.

Thursday:  Reading on Valley Forge with a video segment and ws. 

Friday:  Read 6-1.1 through 6-1.3 and complete ws. Ch 6 test 11-27.
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Week of 10-29

Monday: Ch 5 test review

Tuesday:  Ch 5 test

Wednesday: Go over timeline and do Halloween activities.

Thursday:  Declaration of Independence DBQ and questions.

Friday:  In class work.

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Week of 10-22

Monday:  Johnny Tremain Video

Tuesday:  Johnny Tremain Video

Wednesday:  Today we will read 5-3.1 through 5-3.3 pages 194 -199 on preparing for the Revolutionary War and the opening battle of the war.  Students will also complete a worksheet for section 3.

Thursday:  Warm up #6.  Read 5-4.1,5-4.3 and 5-4.4. and complete ws.  Work on study guide and timeline.

Friday:  Finish timeline and study guide.

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Week of 10-15

Monday:  We will read 5-1.4 together and students will read 5-1.2 and 5-1.3 on their own.  they will also answer the questions at the end of each section.

Tuesday:  Warm up # 4.  Read 5-2.1 and 5-2.2.  Work on timeline and study guide.

Wednesday: Video "Story Behind the Boston Massacre".  Then raed ch 5-2.3 together, pg. 191.  Work on study guide and timeline.

Thursday:  Read page 140-141 from handout together and explain Boston Tea Party comic strip and begin rough draft.  Final strip due Monday 10-22

Friday:  Finish comic strip.  Due Monday 10-22.

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Week of 10-8

Monday:  Finish "Perspectives on the French and Indian War" activity and Junior Scholastic (JS) play on the French and Indian War.

Tuesday:  Warm up #3.  Ch 5 section 1 box vocab.  Pass out study guide.  Test 10-30

 Wednesday:  Road to Revolution video.  Half day.

Thursday:  Half Day I have no 8th grade classes today.

Friday:  Today I will explain the timeline assignment we will do throughout ch 5 and students will read 5-1.1 and complete a ws. Timeline due 10-31

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Week of  10-1

Monday:  PBIS lesson with administrators..

Tuesday:  Read 4-3.1 through 4-3.3 and complete note page together.  Also work on 4-3 ws.

Wednesday:  Reading and discussion on the French and Indian War.

Thursday:  French and Indian War storyboard.

Friday:  "Perspectives on the French and Indian War" activity

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Week of 9-24

Monday:  Online reading on fur trade and questions..

Tuesday: Ch 4 pre-test.  Read 4-1.1 and 1.2 pages 122-125 and answer section questions.

Wednesday:  Read 4-1.3 and 4-1.4, pages 126-129.  Formal assessment ws.

Thursday: Read 4-2.1 through 4.2.3 pages 132-137 and complete note page.

Friday:  Men of Enlightenment activity.
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Week of 9-17

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 9-10

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, 9-14.

Thursday:  Continue working on CDV poster assignment to be presented Friday, 9-14.

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

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Week of 9-3-18

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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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:  

Thursday:  Lowell Mill Girls' experience.

 Friday:   
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Week of 2-18

Monday:  No School

Tuesday:  Video on Mary Driscoll and the Lowell Girls.   

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 2-11

Monday: Tecumseh JS play and Urban game.

Tuesday:  Finish urban game.

Wednesday:  Pass out ch 10 study guide.  Ch 10 box vocab.

Thursday:  Read ch 10-1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 pages 336-341 and complete ws.

Friday:  Lowell Mills girl's experience simulation.

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Week of 2-4

Monday:  Warm up #3.  War of 1812 powerpoint and notes.  Read 9-3.1 page 327.

Tuesday:  EDP through counseling.

Wednesday:  Read 9-3.2 pages 328-329.  War of 1812 clip.  Explain War of 1812 timeline due Friday the 8th.

Thursday:  Explain War of 1812 map due Monday the 11th.  work on map after finishing the timeline.

Friday:  War of 1812 map.

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Week of 1-28

Monday:  Washington's Farewell address reading and questions and Whiskey rebellion Powerpoint. 
Tuesday:  8-2.2 and 8-2.4 reading and question. 

Wednesday: Thomas Jefferson video and we will read 9.1-1 and 9-1.3 pages 314-315 and 318-319.  Complete ws.

Thursday:  Read 9-2.1 pages 320-321 and complete packet on Lewis and Clark.

Friday:  Video on Lewis and Clark.

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Week of 1-21

Monday:  No School

Tuesday:  Junior Scholastic.s.

Wednesday:  M-step practice.  Flipping the White House.

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

Friday:  No school.

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