8th Grade Social Studies Assignments
Week of 9/4/17

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 activity (True Colors)- "What do you know about our country's history?"

Friday- Living Through History Pretest, book distribution, "Why Study History" exercise


Week of 9/11/17

Monday- Columbus POV (Point of View) 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)


Week of 9/18/17

Monday- CDV quiz, 13 colonies map

Tuesday- Go over colonial map, Warm up #1- DBQ on the Lost Colony of Roanoke, slideshow on early settlements

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

Thursday- Warm up #2 (Signing of the Mayflower Compact), grade Colonial America study guide, Pilgrims slideshow and follow sheet, Colonial America Kahoot

Friday- Colony/Map quiz, Chapter 4 box vocabulary


Week of 9/25/17

Monday- Colonial economy article (read, discuss, highlight, annotate), 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- Begin "Perspectives on the French and Indian War" assignment

Friday- Finish "Perspectives on the French and Indian War" assignment. Scholastic play on French and Indian War.  Geographic activity on p. 127


Week of 10/2/17

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

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

Wednesday- Effigies film clip.  Schoolhouse rock clip "No More Kings", Chapter 5 box vocabulary- due tomorrow

Thursday- Warm up #6 DBQ on Boston Massacre, go over Chapter 5 box vocabulary, view "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre"- Discovery Streaming

Friday- Read 5.2 pages 138-141, 5.2 questions.


Week of 10/9/17

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

Tuesday- Finish Boston Tea Party comic strip, work on 5.2 questions on Study Guide

Wednesday- Share some comic strips, begin Johnny Tremain

Thursday- Half day for students- Continue Johnny Tremain

Friday- Finish Johnny Tremain, Warm up #6- Lexington and Concord, Begin 5.3 pages 142-146 together and start note page


Week of 10/16/17

Monday- Finish 5.3 notes, work on 5.3 study guide questions

Tuesday- Begin "American Revolution War Timeline" activity- Due Friday

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

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

Friday- American Revolution Timeline due, Chapter 5 vocabulary review assignment, Jr. Scholastic Play- "Father of the Revolution"



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

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

Wednesday- Chapter 5 test review (Jeopardy)

Thursday- Chapter 5 test

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



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

Tuesday- Read 6.1 pages 163-169, complete 6.1 question sheet

Wednesday- Chapter 6 study guide, Chapter 6 box vocabulary assignment

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

Friday- Warm up #3, read 6.3 pages 171-175 and complete questions, introduce Chapter 6 quizlet

Week of 11/6/17

Monday- Warm up #4, read 6.3 pages 176-180 and complete questions.  Work on study guide when finished.

Tuesday- PD day for teachers, no school for students

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

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

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

Week of 11/13/17

Monday- Chapter 6 (American Revolution Test), Chapter 7 vocabulary assignment

Tuesday- Warm Up #5, read 7.1 pages 189-195 and complete questions sheet

Wednesday- 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

Thursday- Finish Chapter 8 History Alive questions

Friday- Go over New Jersey/Virginia Plan poster assignment requirements (background and notes).  Begin work on Poster


Week of 11/20/17

Monday- Work on New Jersey/Virginia Plan poster assignment (Due Monday).  

Tuesday- PBIS reward, other classes work on poster.


Week of 11/27/17

Monday- Constitution Convention simulation using Chromebooks

Tuesday- Warm up #6, Do 7.3 "Guided Reading" activity and "Reteaching" assignment (Warm-up check)

Wednesday- Warm up #1- Timeline Activity, read 7.4 pages 209-211 and complete 7.4 guided reading and reteaching assignment

Thursday- Schoolhouse Rock Preamble, do Preamble Scramble Activity, Preamble practice quiz, Read JS play "The Making of the Constitution"

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


Week of 12/4/17

Monday- Liberty Kids- "We the People", Peanuts:  "Birth of the Constitution"

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

Wednesday- Warm up #1, read "Our Constitution- Rules for Government".  Constitution handbook sections 3-5.  Do questions.  Review for test with Quizlet.

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

Friday- Citizenship test


Week of 12/11/17

Monday- President's Cabinet activity

Tuesday- Finish President's Cabinet activity

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

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

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