8th Grade Social Studies Assignments
Week of 9/5/16

Monday- Labor Day

Tuesday- Go over classroom procedures, general information, ice breaker activity

Wednesday- Collect parent signatures, do "A Puzzling Problem" activity

Thursday- Get to know you activities Prior knowledge assignments- "What do you know about our country's history? and "Living Through History"

Friday- Book distribution and textbook scavenger hunt and "Why Study History" exercise.
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Week of 9/12/16

Monday- Columbus POV t-chart and paragraph (due Wednesday)

Tuesday- CDV PowerPoint and notes, CDV booklet

Wednesday- Columbus POV paragraph due, go over CDV poster assignment (due Friday).  Work on CDV poster

Thursday- Work on CDV poster, study for quiz when finished

Friday- Present CDV posters.  Play Beyond Question review game for CDV quiz (quiz Monday)

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Week of 9/19/16

Monday- CDV quiz, 13 colonies map

Tuesday- Go over colonial map, do Document-based question (DBQ) on Roanoke, slideshow on early settlements

Wednesday- Colonial America packet- complete study guide, "Story of Us:  Jamestown and Plymouth Settlements"

Thursday- DBQ (Signing of the Mayflower Compact), go over Colonial America study guide, Pilgrims slide show and follow sheet, Colonial America Kahoot

Friday- Colony/Map quiz, Chapter 4 box vocabulary

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Week of 9/26/16

Monday- Colonial economy article (read/discuss/highlight), slideshow and notes

Tuesday- Warm up #3.  Read 4.2 pages 110-114 and do questions

Wednesday- Read 4.3 pages 116-119.  Do storyboard assignment

Thursday- Warm up #4- Read 4.4 pages 120-124 and complete 4.4 notes and questions

Friday- Scholastic Play on French and Indian War.  Geographic activity on p. 127
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Week of 10/3/16

Monday- Warm up #5, Read 5.1 pages 133-137, do 5.1 questions, Chapter 5 study guide

Tuesday- Finish 5.1 notes, work on Chapter 5 study guide

Wednesday- Poster "Acts" assignment in pairs

Thursday- 10 minutes to wrap up poster "acts" assignment, presentations

Friday- Effigies film clip.  Schoolhouse rock clip "No More Kings", Chapter 5 box vocabulary due Monday
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Week of 10/10/16

Monday- Warm up #6 DBQ on Boston Massacre, go over Chapter 5 box vocabulary, view "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre"- Discovery Streaming (34:55)

Tuesday- Read 5.2 pages 138-141, 5.2 questions

Wednesday- Read "A Crisis Over Tea" on page 140, do notes and personal reactions, begin Boston Tea Party comic strip

Thursday- Finish Boston Tea Party comic strip, work on 5.2 questions on study guide, do 5.2 questions on study guide

Friday- Share some comic strips, begin Johnny Tremain.

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Week of 10/17/16

Monday- Warm up #7 Lexington and Concord DBQ, finish Johnny Tremain.

Tuesday- Read 5.3 pages 142-146 and complete note page

Wednesday- 1/2 day for students- Finish 5.3 notes, work on chapter 5 study guide section 3

Thursday- Brainpop on "Causes of the American Revolution" Begin American Revolution War Timeline (Due Tuesday)

Friday- Work on American Revolution Timeline, warm up check #'s 1-7

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Week of 10/24/16

Monday- Finish American Revolution Timeline, work on Chapter 5 study guide and/or Chapter 5 quizlet, study guide due Thursday.

Tuesday- American Revolution timeline due, Chapter 5 vocabulary assignment, read Junior Scholastic Play- "Father of the Revolution"

Wednesday- Warm up #1- Political cartoon, read 5.4 pages 148-152 and complete note page

Thursday- Go over 5.4 notes, check and discuss Chapter 5 study guide, do "Road to Revolution" simulation. 

Friday- View "American History:  Road to Revolution" and complete questions
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Week of 10/31/16

Monday- Chapter 5 review (Jeopardy)

Tuesday- Chapter 5 Test

Wednesday- Warm up #2- Declaration of Independence DBQ.  Declaration of Independence video clip (14 mins), read pages 156-159 and do DOI questions with partner

Thursday- "Be a Truth Detective" activity and read/discuss pages 2-4 from "Created Equal" booklet

Friday- Read 6.1 pages 163-169, complete 6.1 question sheet
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Week of 11/7/16

Monday- Chapter 6 study guide, chapter 6 box vocabulary

Tuesday- Teacher professional development day- No school for students

Wednesday- Share box vocabulary, view "American Revolution:  The Empire Fights Back"

Thursday- Warm up #3, read 6.2 pages 171-175 and complete questions, introduce Chapter 6 quizlet.

Friday- Warm up #4, read 6.3 pages 176-180 and complete questions.  Work on study guide when finished. 
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Week of 11/14/16

Monday-  Read 6.4 pages 182-185 and complete question sheet and crossword

Tuesday- Finish study guide, due tomorrow, view American Revolution:  Return of the Rebels

Wednesday- Go over Chapter 6 study guide, do Beyond Question review game for Chapter 6.

Thursday- Chapter 6 test, Chapter 7 vocabulary assignment

Friday- Warm up #5, read 7.1 pages 189-195 and complete question sheet

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Week of 11/21/16

Monday- Slideshow on Northwest Ordinance and Shay's Rebellion.  Read Chapter 8 out of History Alive book, pages 103-117.  Do Interactive Notebook pages 48-51.

Tuesday- Finish Chapter 8 History Alive questions. PBIS reward. 

Wednesday- Friday- Thanksgiving Break- No School
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Week of 11/28/16

Monday- Go over New Jersey/Virginia Plan poster assignment requirements (background and notes).  Work on rough draft.  Due Thurs 12/1.

Tuesday- Finish rough draft.  Begin work on New Jersey/Virginia Plan poster assignment

Wednesday- Work on/finish New Jersey/Virginia Plan poster assignment (due Thurs.)

Thursday- Constitution Convention simulation using Chromebooks.

Friday- Warm up #5, Do 7.3 "Guided Reading" activity and "Reteaching" assignment.
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Week of 12/5/16

Monday- Warm #6 (timeline activity) p. 213.  Read 7.4 pages 209-211 and complete assignment.

Tuesday- Schoolhouse Rock Preamble, do Preamble Scramble activity, Preamble practice quiz.  Read JS Play "The Making of the Constitution".

Wednesday- Preamble quiz, Schoolhouse Rock- "I'm Just a Bill", Read "How a Bill Becomes a Law" sheet, do Follow that Bill activity

Thursday- Liberty Kids #40 "We the People", Peanuts:  "Birth of the Constitution (23 mins.), warm up check

Friday-  Read Constitution "Goals" pages 215-217.  Do question sheet.  Go over Quizlet study guide.

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Week of 12/12/16

Monday- Snow day-- No School 

 
Tuesday-Warm up #1,  Read "Our Constitution- Rules for Government". Constitution handbook sections 3-5.  Do questions.  Review for test with quizlet.

Wednesday- Branches of U.S. Government slideshow.  Do follow sheet.   Work on Quizlet.  "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Citizenship test review.  

 
Thursday- Citizenship test 

 Friday-President's cabinet activity using Chromebooks.  
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Week of 12/19/16

Monday- Go over Citizenship test Finish President's Cabinet activity using Chromebooks.  2nd marking period Formative Assessment. 

Tuesday- Exploring the U.S. Constitution (Articles 1-3).  Read pages 231-239 and do questions
 
Wednesday- National Treasure

Thursday- National Treasure

Friday- Half day for students, wrap up
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Week of 1/9/17

Monday- Geography Bee

Tuesday- Read pages 242-251 and do "Name the Amendment" activity

Wednesday- Go over Bill of Rights project and begin in pairs

Thursday- Career education presentation with counselor

Friday- Bill of Rights project
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Week of 1/16/17

Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Tuesday- Snow (Ice) day

 Wednesday- Finish Bill of Rights project (submit today when finished or due tomorrow)

Thursday- Chapter 8 study guide, Warm up #2, read 8.1 pages 257-261 and do question sheet

Friday- Read 8.2 pages 262-265 and do question sheet.  Warm up #3- Begin recording national debt.  Work on Chapter 8 study guide when finished.

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Week of 1/23/17

Monday- 8.2 Slideshow notes and follow sheet, 8.2 wrap-up.  Begin 8.2 Point of View assignment

Tuesday- Final exam schedule hours 1, 3, 5- Social Studies M-Step practice test, Flipping the White House film, presidential inauguration lesson

Wednesday- Final exam schedule hours 2, 4, 6- Social Studies M-Step practice test, Flipping the White House film, presidential inauguration lesson

Thursday- Work on 8.2 Point of View assignment- due Monday

Friday- No School for students, records day for teachers

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Week of 1/30/17

Monday- POV assignment due.  Warm up #4.  Read 8.3 pages 266-269, do question sheet

Tuesday- Chapter 8 vocabulary, work on study guide, Chapter 8 Quizlet

Wednesday- Read 8.4 pages 270-272 and do questions, finish 8.4 study guide questions.  8.4 assignment and Chapter 8 study guide due tomorrow.

Thursday- Go over study guide, Chapter 8 test review

Friday- Chapter 8 test

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Week of 2/6/17

Monday-Warm up #5 Map Study p. 278.  Read 9.1, pages 277-280 and complete outline 

Tuesday- View documentary:  "Lewis and Clark- Journey West" and complete follow sheet

Wednesday- EDP in LMC with Mrs. Deskovitz

Thursday- EDP in LMC with Mrs. Deskovitz

Friday- Go over Chapter 8 test, Warm up #6, read 9.2 pages 281-285 and complete 9.2 outline

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Week of 2/13/17

Monday- Louisiana Purchase map and questions.  Lewis and Clark packet.

Tuesday- 9.1-9.2 Kahoot.  Read 9.3 pages 289-295, Barbary pirates video clip

Wednesday- Warm up #7.  9.3 guided reading activity

Thursday- Warm up #8- DBQ.  "The Burning of D.C.. During War of 1812" video, slideshow and notes on War of 1812

Friday- 8th Grade SS M-Step practice

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Week of 2/20/17

Monday- Mid-winter break- No School

Tuesday- War of 1812 map and timeline.  Timeline due by end of class on Wednesday.  Map due Friday.

Wednesday- "Battle of New Orleans" song by Johnny Horton, continue work on War of 1812 map and timeline (Timeline due today.)

Thursday- Finish War of 1812- (map due Friday), warm up check

Friday- Correct War of 1812 map, "Tecumseh" J.S. play
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Week of 2/27/17

Monday- Practice DBQ on Lewis and Clark Day 1- Prewrite

Tuesday- Practice DBQ on Lewis and Clark Day 2- Essay

Wednesday- Half day for students- Morning assemblies

Thursday- Finish DBQ practice essay, read Jr. Scholastic and do questions for extra credit

Friday- Warm up #1, Read 10.1 pages 305-311 and do questions, chapter 10 study guide