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.
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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