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.


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. 


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


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.

____________________________________________________________________Week of 12-3

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.

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.


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.


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.

____________________________________________________________________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.


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


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.


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.

____________________________________________________________________Week of 5-14

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.


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.


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.


Week of 4-23

Monday:  M-step testing

Tuesday:  M-step testing

Wednesday:  Reformers research .

Thursday: Reformers research.

Friday:  The Story of Us "Divisions".

____________________________________________________________________Week of 4-16.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


Week of 2-26


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


Thursday:  Lowell Mill Girls' experience.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.