8th Grade Social Studies Assignments
Week of 9/3/18

Monday- Labor Day

Tuesday- Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History.  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, "Why Study History" activity, begin Columbus POV (Point of View)

Week of 9/10/18

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

Tuesday- Core Democratic Values 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 poster.  Play Beyond Question review game for CDV quiz (quiz Monday)


Week of 9/17/18

Monday- Core Democratic Values 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"

Thursday- Wram 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 9/24/18

Monday- Read "Colliding Cultures:  The Fur Trade" from Mindtap and answer questions on p. 52 in the History Notebook

Tuesday- Chapter 4 pretest, Navigation Acts Slideshow, read 4-1.1-4-1.2 pages 123-125, do Historical Thinking questions p. 125- due tomorrow

Wednesday- "Colonial Regions" slideshow, read 4-1.3-4-1.4 pages 126-129, complete 4-1 questions

Thursday- Read 4-2.1-4-2.3 pages 132-137 and complete note page together

Friday- Enlightenment stations activity


Week of 10/1/18

Monday- PBIS lesson on respect with Mr. Abbate and Mrs. Wheeler

Tuesday- Read 4-3.1--4-3.3 pages 140-145.  Do note page and 4.3 questions

Wednesday- Read pages 116-119 from "American Journey", Iroquois Brainpop

Thursday- French and Indian War Storyboard assignment- due tomorrow

Friday- Begin "Perspectives on French and Indian War" assignment.  Do brainstorm and perspectives graphic organizer activities.


Week of 10/8/18

Monday- Finish "Perspectives on French and Indian War" assignment (slideshow) and follow sheet.  Jr. Scholastic play on the French and Indian War

Tuesday- Warm up #3, Chapter 5 study guide, Chapter 5 box vocabulary

Wednesday- 1/2 day for students- hours 1-3.  "Road to Revolution" film and follow sheet

Thursday- 1/2 day for students- hours 4-6. "Road to Revolution" film and follow sheet

Friday- Chapter 5 pretest, read 5-1.1 pages 178-179, do 5-1.1 Historical Thinking Questions.  Timeline requirements.  Work on Proclamation of 1763 and Quartering Acts.

Week of 10/15/18

Monday- Read 5-1.4 as a class, discuss "Join or Die", students read 5-1.2--5-1.3 pages 180-183, do Historical Thinking questions pages 181 and 183.  Work on timeline when finished

Tuesday- Warm up #4.  Read 5-2.1--5-2.2 pages 186-189, work on timeline and study guide, introduce Chapter 5 Quizlet

Wednesday- View "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre", read 5-2.3 p. 191, work on timeline and study guide

Thursday- Read pages 140-141 from hand out, go over "Boston Tea Party" comic strip requirements.  Begin working on comic strip

Friday- Work on Boston Tea Party comic strip- due Monday (5/22), Work on study guide or timeline when finished.


Week of 10/22/18

Monday- Go over some Boston Tea Party comic strips, begin Johnny Tremain

Tuesday- Finish Johnny Tremain

Wednesday- Warm up #5, Read 5-3.1--5-3.3 pages 194-199 and do 5-3 question sheet

Thursday- Read 5-4.1, 5-4.3, and 5-4.4 pages 202-203 and 206-209.  Complete 5-4 Reading and Notetaking timeline and web

Friday- Finish Chapter 5 study guide, work on timeline (timeline due 10/31 or sooner)

Week of 10/29/18

Monday- Go over Chapter 5 study guide, Jeopardy review for Chapter 5 test

Tuesday- Road to Revolution (Chapter 5 Test)

Wednesday- Finishing touches on timeline- due today, Halloween activity

Thursday- DBQ- "Declarations of Freedom"-- Read pages 210-211.  Students complete DBQ

Friday- Department summarizing assessment

Week of 11/5/18

Monday- Chapter 6 introduction activity-- Patriot, Loyalist or Neutral activity, Founding Fathers slideshow

Tuesday- Professional development for teachers, no school for students

Wednesday- Warm up #7, read pages 156-159 from American Journey and do Declaration of Independence questions with partner, warm up check.

Thursday- Read pages 216-221 and complete questions from History Notebook.  View "Valley Forge" segment from "The American Revolution:  Empire Fights Back"

Friday- Chapter 6 study guide, read 6-1.1--6-1.3 pages 222-227 and do 6-1 questions.

Week of 11/12/18

Monday- Check 6-1 questions, view "The American Revolution:  Empire Fights Back"

Tuesday- Chapter 6 box vocabulary, work on study guide when finished

Wednesday- Read 6-2.1--6-2.2 pages 228-231.  Do 6-2 Reading and note-taking outline for 6-2.1--6-2.2 only.  Do Historical Thinking questions pages 229 and 231.

Thursday- Read 6-2.3--6-2.4 pages 232-235, finish 6-2 Reading and Note-taking outline for 6-2.3 and 6-2.4, do 6-2 questions

Friday- Read 6-3.1--6-3.2 pages 236-239.  Do questions.

Week of 11/19/18

Monday- Read 6-3.3 and 6-3.5 pages 240-241 and 244-245, do questions

Tuesday- "Father of the Revolution" Junior Scholastic play, finish Chapter 6 study guide- due Monday.

Wednesday-Friday- Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Week of 11/26/18

Monday- Go over Chapter 6 study guide, American Revolution (Chapter 6) test review (Quizlet Live)

Tuesday- American Revolution Test

Wednesday- Warm up #1, Articles of Confederation and Northwest Ordinance slideshow and follow sheet.  Read 7-1.1, pages 250-251, do Articles of Confederation debate

Thursday- Read 7-1.2--7-1.3 pages 252-255.  Do 7-1 box vocabulary.

Friday- Articles of Confederation Brainpop, read 7-2.1--7-2.2 pages 256-259


Week of 12/3/18

Monday- Constitutional Convention Brainpop.  Constitutional Convention slideshow and follow sheet.  Comparing plans of the Constitutional Convention assignment.

Tuesday- Read 7-2.3 pages 260-261, do Compromises of the Constitutional Convention assignment

Wednesday- Preamble Scramble activity, Preamble practice quiz, JS Play- "The Making of the Constitution"

Thursday- Preamble Quiz, read "How a Bill Becomes a Law", do "Follow that Bill" activity

Friday- Read "Goals" pages 215-217 from American Journey.  Do question sheet.  Introduce Quizlet Study guide for Citizenship Handbook Test.


Week of 12/10/18

Monday- Warm up #2.  Read pages 217-218 from American Journey.  Constitution handbook sections 3-5.  Do questions.

Tuesday- Branches of U.S. government slideshow and follow sheet.  Work on Quizlet.  "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Citizenship test review

Wednesday- Citizenship test

Thursday- President's Cabinet activity using Chromebooks

Friday- President's Cabinet activity using Chromebooks.

Week of 12/17/18

Monday- 8th Grade Document-based Assessment (DBQ)- Day 1

Tuesday- 8th Grade Document-based Assessment (DBQ)- Day 2

Wednesday- 8th Grade DBQ Make-ups, Begin ​National Treasure​ film

Thursday- ​National Treasure​ film

Friday- ​National Treasure​ film, wrap-up


Week of 1/7/19

Monday- Geography Bee

Tuesday- Exploring the U.S. Constitution Articles 1-3.  Read pages 231-239 from American Journey, do questions

Wednesday- Read pages 242-251 from American Journey and do "Name the Amendment" activity.

Thursday- Go over Bill of Rights project and begin in pairs.  Do in Google Slides

Friday- Work on Bill of Rights project


Week of 1/14/19

Monday- Finish Bill of Rights project

Tuesday- Bill of Rights project due.  Washington and Adams slideshow and follow sheet.  Read 1.1 pages 286-287.  Do Historical Thinking questions p. 287

Wednesday- Read 8-1.2--8-1.3 pages 289-291 and do questions

Thursday- EDP (Educational development plan) with school counselors

Friday- "America's First Political Parties Note" slideshow to introduce political parties.  Read 8-2.1 pages 294-295, do "Political Parties Sort" activity.


Week of 1/21/19

Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. day- No school for students.

Tuesday-  M-Step Practice, view Flipping the White House (Hours 1 and 2), Junior Scholastic for hours 3, 4, 6. 

Wednesday- Snow day

Thursday- M-Step Practice, view Flipping the White House  (Hours 3 and 4) 

Friday- End of Semester- No school for students


Week of 1/28/19

Monday- Snow day

Tuesday- M-Step Practice, view Flipping the White House (6th Hour only)

Wednesday- Snow day

Thursday- Snow day

Friday- Whiskey Rebellion slideshow (no notes), read 8-2.2 pages 296-297 together,  Washington’s Farewell video clip.  Washington’s Farewell activity 


Week of 2/4/19

Monday- Read 8-2.4, pages 296-297 pages 300-301 and complete 8-2 questions

 Tuesday-  I-Ready Reading and Math Hours 1-3, Jr. Scholastic for hours 4 and 6

Wednesday- Snow day

Thursday-"Great Americans for Children:  Thomas Jefferson" (23 mins.), read 9-1.1 and 9-1.3 pages 314-315 and 318-319 and do questions

 Friday- Read 9-2.1 pages 320-321 and do Lewis and Clark packet (due Tuesday) 
(10 minutes to finish Lewis and Clark packet before video Monday)

Week of 2/11/19

Monday-  10 minutes to work on Lewis and Clark packet (due Wednesday), watch "National Geographic- Lewis and Clark"

Tuesday- Snow Day 

Wednesday- High school scheduling with counselors in LMC.

Thursday- Warm up #1- White House Burning, Burning of D.C. War of 1812 video (9 minutes), War of 1812 Slideshow and notes.  Read 9-3.1 p. 327. 

Friday-Read 9-3.1 pages 328-329, Tecumseh Brainpop, begin War of 1812 timeline and map  


Week of 2/18/19

Monday- Mid-winter break- No school

Tuesday- Continue work on War of 1812 timeline and map (timeline due Wednesday)

Wednesday- War of 1812 timeline due.  Work on War of 1812 map and corresponding questions- Due Thursday

Thursday- Tecumseh play, Begin "Urban Game" simulation.

Friday- Finish Urban Game simulation

Week of 2/25/19

Monday- Chapter 10 "Expansion and Growth" study guide, Chapter 10 box vocabulary

Tuesday- Read 10-1.1--10-1.3 pages 336-341.  Do questions.

Wednesday- (1/2 day for students) Read 10-2.2 pages 346-347 and complete Cause/Effect reading and note-taking sheet

Thursday- Lowell Mills Girls Experience activity using Chromebooks

Friday- "Mary Driscoll and the Lowell Mill Girls" video (29 minutes), finish 10-2.2 Cause/Effect reading and note-taking sheet.


Week of 3/4/19

Monday- Read 10-2.3 pages 348-349, do Reading and note-taking web together as notes.  Do 10-2 questions from pages 346-349

Tuesday- Read 10-3.1--10-3.2 pages 350-353 and 10-3.4 pages 356-357 and do 10-3 outline.

Wednesday- Do Department Formative Assessment, Go over Chapter 10 study guide for test on Friday.

Thursday- 1/2 day for students.  Review for Chapter 10 test (Quizlet Live)

Friday- Growth and Expansion (Chapter 10) test


Week of 3/11/19

Monday- Begin Jackson Era flip book project.  Make booklet.  Book explanation and begin section 1- due Wednesday

Tuesday- Warm up #1, students work on flip book section 1- due tomorrow

Wednesday- Flip book section 1 due.  Students begin working on flip book section 2- due Friday

Thursday- Work on flip book section 2- due Friday

Friday- Warm up #2, "Trail of Tears" Brainpop, go over flip book section 3, work on section 3- due Tuesday


Week of 3/18/19

Monday- Finish flip book section 3- due Tuesday

Tuesday- Section 3 due.  Go over flip book section 4.  Slideshow on the Bank Crisis.  Students work on section 4- due Thursday

Wednesday- Work on section 4- due Thursday, begin section 5 when finished

Thursday- Go over section 5.  Students work on section 5.  Section 5 and flip book cover due at beginning of class on Monday.

Friday- Finish section 5- due Monday.  Finished flip book due at start of class on Tuesday.


Week of 3/25/19

Monday- Project cover pictures reflecting what has been learned about the "Jackson Era" wrap-up flip books- due tomorrow

Tuesday- Manifest Destiny "Act it Out" activity and slideshow

Wednesday- Read 12-1.1 pages 398-399, 12-1.3--12-1.4 pages 402-405, do 12-1 questions

Thursday- "Alamo Texas Independence Notes" slideshow.  Heroes and Ghosts reading and questions.  "The Alamo" video clip (8:07)

Friday- Oregon Trail simulation game


Week of 4/8/19

Monday- "America:  The Story of Us" Westward film and follow sheet

Tuesday- PSAT test.  4th and 6th hours only- Jr. Scholastic

Wednesday- Read 12-3.1-12-3.3 pages 416-421.  Do 12-3 questions 1-10

Thursday- "Reid on the Road" Gold Rush.  Read 12-4.1--12-4.2 pages 423-425.  Begin Gold rush t-shirt.

Friday- Read 12-4.3 pages 426-427 and finish second half of t-shirt- due Monday


Week of 4/15/19

Monday- "American Stories:  Underground Railroad" pages 434-437.  View "Harriet Tubman" documentary

Tuesday- 13-1 Vocabulary assignment

Wednesday- Read 13-1.1 pages 438-439, do 13-1.1 web.  Read 13-1.2 pages 440-441 and 13-1.4 pages 444-445.  Complete 13.1 questions

Thursday- Intro to Social Reform slideshow, read 13-2.2 pages 448-449, begin Social Reformers research assignment

Friday- No School- Good Friday


Week of 4/22/19

Monday- Read 13-3.1 pages 454-455, continue Social Reformers research assignment

Tuesday- Finish Social Reformers research assignment- due tomorrow

Wednesday- Read 13-3.1 pages 454-455 and 13-3.3 pages 458-459, view "Susan B. Anthony Story"

Thursday- Washington D.C trip, Story of Us:  Divisions

Friday- Jr. Scholastic


Week of 4/29/19

Monday- “Underground Railroad:  Escape from Slavery” film and follow sheet and “Dear America:  Picture of Freedom”

Tuesday- Read 14-1.1 pages 470-471.  Do Sequence sheet together, answer Historical Thinking questions p. 471 on back of Sequence sheet.

Wednesday- M-Step practice online, Read 14-1.2 pages 472-473, do Slave Code slideshow and follow sheet

Thursday- M-Step test- Social Studies

Friday- M-Step test- Social Studies


Week of 5-6-19

Monday- Read 14-2.1 pages 474-475.  Do Kansas-Nebraska map sheet with map and 5 questions.

Tuesday- Dred Scott activity.  

Wednesday- Read 14-3.1-14-3.3 pages 480-485, do questions

Thursday- Read 15-1.1 pages 496-497.  Begin Civil War map- due Monday

Friday- Finish Civil War map

Week of 5-13-19

Monday- Chapters 15 and 16 study guide for test, Civil War Beginnings slideshow and follow sheet, read 15-1.2 pages 498-499

Tuesday- Read 15-2.1 and 15-2.2 pages 502-505.  Go over "Life During the Civil War" activity.  Read first two sources, complete questions

Wednesday- Begin station work for "Life During the Civil War" activity for sources 3-7

Thursday- Finish "Life During the Civil War" stations activity, debrief activity, Formative Assessment on Transcontinental Railroad

Friday- Read 15-2.3 "National Geographic Photographer" pages 506-511.  Read 15-3.1 pages 512-513.  Do Civil War Strengths and Weaknesses Slideshow and follow sheet.


Week of 5-20-19

Monday- Read 15-3.3 and 15-3.4 pages 516-519 and do 15-3 questions, work on test study guide if time

Tuesday- Read 16-1.1 pages 524-525, do Emancipation Proclamation assignment.  Read 16-1.2 pages 526-527.  

Wednesday- Read 16-1.3 pages 528-529, discuss.  View First half of "Globe Trekkers:  American Civil War", work on test study guide.

Thursday- 1st Hour only in morning for I-Ready Test (Hours 1-3), PBIS in afternoon hours 4 and 6.

Friday- Half-day morning- PBIS Hours 1-3.


Week of 5-27-19

Monday- Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday- Read 16-2.1--16-2.3 pages 530-535, do questions

Wednesday- Reid on the Road- "Gettysburg".  Read 16-3.1--16-3.2 pages 536-539.  Begin Civil War Battle Chart

Thursday- Civil War Brainpop.  Read 16-3.4 pages 542-543, finish Civil War Battle Chart

Friday- Read 16-4.1--16-4.2 pages 546-549, view 2nd half of "Globe Trekkers:  Civil War"


Week of 6-3-19

Monday- Chapters 15-16 (Civil War) study guide due, play Quizlet Live, do Appomattox Courthouse article and questions

Tuesday- Chapter 15-16 (Civil War) test.

Wednesday- Read 17-1.1-17-1.2 pages 560-563.  Slideshow on "The Age of Reconstruction" and notes 

Thursday- Read 17-2.2 pages 566-569, Stetson Kennedy and Superman vs. The Klan reading and questions

Friday- Go over Civil War test, Beanbody Reconstruction video, reconstruction team activity


Week of 6-10-19

Monday- Read 17-3.1-17-3.2 pages 570-573, do "Jim Crow" Laws activity

Tuesday- "Glory" introductory slideshow.  Begin film.

Wednesday- Continue "Glory".  Last day to meet with 1st and 2nd hours

Thursday- Finish "Glory" (3rd and 4th hours)

Friday- Finish "Glory" (6th hour)