Daily Assignments

FRIDAY 3/22
In class, periods 5 and 7 started section 5 presentations.  We only finished George Washington and period 5 started the creation of political parities (5.2).  We will pick up Monday 4/1.  Periods 6 and 8 worked on projects since they missed a work day this week due to CMAS.  They will have a little time to work on Tuesday 4.2, and we will begin presentations on Thursday 4.4.
HW: N/A – Enjoy your spring break.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY – CMAS Testing

MONDAY 3/18
In class, students had a work day for the teaching a lesson presentation. PERIODS 5 and 7 will begin presenting Friday.  Because PERIODS 6 and 8 do not have a work day until Friday of this week due to CMAS testing, they will begin presentations AFTER spring break.

MONDAY/TUESDAY/FRIDAY 3/11-3/15
In class, we finished the documentary on the Presidents, and students started working in their group for “Teaching a Lesson” on the Early Republic (see below).
Period 5 Teaching a Lesson
Period 7 Teaching a Lesson
Period 6 Teaching a lesson
Period 8 Teaching a lesson
HW: Work assigned by groups for presentation.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 3/5-3/8
In class, we discussed the Supreme Court, and students worked on some court cases by simulating the SCOTUS.  We started viewing a documentary on the Presidents of the Early Republic (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe).  We will finish the documentary on Monday/Tuesday.
HW: No assigned homework for midterm mindfulness week.  Please bring your textbook to class on Monday/Tuesday.

FRIDAY 3/1
In class, students had time to catch up, work on the essay, and finish a film we started some time ago.
HW: Finish essay – turned in next Tuesday/Wednesday.  Please bring your textbooks to class next week.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 2/27-2/28
In class, we took the Constitution/American Government Test.  The class worked a bit more on the essay which is due next Tuesday (periods 5/7) or Wednesday (periods 6/8).  If you need reference to the four compromises – here is the presentation from class The Four Compromises.
HW: Complete the essay writing to turn in hard copy form next Tuesday/Wednesday.

TUESDAY 2/26
I am out ill today – please work through the assignment found below – work should be done independently.  The writing will be a product grade.
INSTRUCTIONS: For the first page found in the document below, type your responses on a separate document OR handwrite all responses on your own paper.  For the chart found on page 2 – recreate the chart on your own paper or on a document, and fill in responses based on the three sources found on pages 3,4, and 5.  Remember the difference between primary and secondary sources.

Once you have completed the above, type or handwrite your own individual response to the question on page 6 “Why did the Constitution allow slavery to continue if “all men are created equal”?  This response is opinion based, but use any information you have including the textbook, the sources above, other research.  The writing should be a fully developed 4-5 paragraph essay.  You are drafting as much as you can today.  If you use information from other sources, remember to cite that information.  Try to get as close to finished as possible.  If you do finish, spend some time studying for the test on Thursday.  Nothing will be turned in today – save work until Thursday.
CLICK HERE for sources and pages to follow above instructions
HW: Study for closed note exam THIS Wednesday/Thursday: CLICK HERE for 8th Grade Study Guide.

MONDAY 2/25
In class, we finished the film on Slavery post revolution, and we started working on source analysis for an essay you will write Wednesday.
HW: Study for closed note exam THIS Wednesday/Thursday: CLICK HERE for 8th Grade Study Guide.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 2/19-2/22
In class, we welcomed Girl’s Inc. (they will be in my room all week).  We will finish with government and the Constitution next week.  You will have a closed note exam on Wednesday 2/27 (periods 5/7) and Thursday 2/28 (periods 6/8).  CLICK HERE for 8th Grade Study Guide
HW: Study for closed note exam next week.

THANK YOU to all of you for your understanding, patience, and support while the strike went on for the past three days.  With the strike announcement coming early this morning, I know things will return to normal soon – I will be back with you all on Friday 2/15.  If you attend class on Thursday, you can work on anything found below – studying for the Constitution exam, other work as needed.  We will pick up where we left off in class Friday.  Make sure you have the Article homework done and ready to turn in Friday if it was not turned in last week.  Thank you again – you are all amazing!

WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY 2/6-2/8
In class, we discussed the compromises made for the construction of the Constitution.  We started viewing a documentary on “Slavery and the Making of America.”
HW: No assigned homework due, long term homework for the next two weeks – Begin looking over notes from our constitution unit, and study/memorize the Bill of Rights (1st 10 amendments). You will have a test once things resume over our unit on Government.  It will be closed note, so start to study chapters 4.1-4.5 and the constitution scavenger hunt.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 2/4-2/5
In class, we discussed and did some work on the bill of rights before starting the viewing of a short video on the building of the Constitution and the 3/5ths Compromise.
HW: Bring books to class next week.  By next FRIDAY 2/8, choose 3 of the 5 articles below, and answer the questions that follow for each article on your own paper – Use your constitutions to help answer the questions about each article.
Double Jeopardy
NJ Gambling
Ohio Killer
Same-Sex Wedding Cake
Student Privacy Rights
Questions to answer on your own sheet of paper (turned in WED/THUR/FRI of this week)
1.)Write a 3-4 sentences summarizing the news story. What is it about?
2.)Which one of the “Bill of Rights” (amendments 1-10) is in question in this article? What is happening in this news story that makes this amendment relevant?
3.)What are your “final thoughts? Do you think this action is protected by the Bill of Rights? Has the right been violated, or is there not a case for a violation of the right?

MONDAY-THURSDAY 1/28-1/31
In class, we worked on finishing the constitution scavenger hunt.  Students worked on 4.4 and 4.5 in class – we had a brief discussion on 4.5 in a few classes, and will pick up with those discussions next week.
HW: Bring books to class next week.  By next WEDNESDAY 2-6/THURSDAY 2-7, choose 3 of the 5 articles below, and answer the questions that follow for each article on your own paper – Use your constitutions to help answer the questions about each article.
Double Jeopardy
NJ Gambling
Ohio Killer
Same-Sex Wedding Cake
Student Privacy Rights
Questions to answer on your own sheet of paper (turned in WED/THUR of next week)
1.)Write a 3-4 sentences summarizing the news story. What is it about?
2.)Which one of the “Bill of Rights” (amendments 1-10) is in question in this article? What is happening in this news story that makes this amendment relevant?
3.)What are your “final thoughts? Do you think this action is protected by the Bill of Rights? Has the right been violated, or is there not a case for a violation of the right?

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 1/24-1/25
In class, we took an open note quiz on sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3.  Students received their pocket constitutions, and worked on a scavenger hunt – we will continue the scavenger hunt next week.
HW: Bring books to class next week – we will read 4.4 together in class on Monday/Tuesday, and you should begin work on 4.5 (read/notes) by next Wednesday/Thursday.
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 1/22-1/23
In class, we debated a strong central government and worked in small groups on differences between federalists and anti-federalists.  Students complete a short writing at the end of class, and turned it in to me.
HW: Read/notes on 4.2 and 4.3.  4.2 was due today, and 4.3 is due Thursday/Friday.  You will have an OPEN NOTE quiz on 4.1-4.3 this Thursday/Friday.  Make sure you bring your notes.

FRIDAY 1/18
In class, students had time to finish work on Articles of Confederation (including some creative writing), and had a bit of time to get started on homework for any class.
HW: By Tues/Wed read and notes on 4.2.  By Thurs/Fri read and notes on 4.3.  Expect an open note quiz next week over reading.

THURSDAY 1/17
I am out today – please be respectful of the guest teacher – I really appreciate you all.  Below you will find instructions on classwork for today (Activities 1, 2, and 3).
Activity 1: Independently or with a partner/small group, please read Shays’ rebellion textbook excerpt- click here to access.  On a piece of paper that will be turned in tomorrow, answer the following (you can work together answering questions but every one of you should write your own responses)
What happened in Shays’ Rebellion?
How is it connected to the Articles of Confederation? (There is a link to the Articles of Confederation found in Activity 3 below)
According to the reading above, how did the government respond? Who was most at fault for the rebellion based on your inferencing of the passage above?

Activity 2: Once complete with the above, read Thomas Jefferson Shays’ rebellion letter – click here to access with the same group, partner, or independent as above.  On the same paper, answer the following:
❏What are the pros and cons of a strong central government? (Your own ideas)
❏Why might Jefferson oppose having a strong central government?
❏Why would the idea of rebellion be frightening to the Constitutional Convention?❏Do you agree with Jefferson’s assertion about the “tree of liberty?”
**REMEMBER to use evidence from the text when/where appropriate.

Activity 3: Once you are done with the activities above, you will begin working independently.  Review The Articles of Confederation – click here for the articles,
Complete the following:
1)Describe the Articles of Confederation in your own words.
2)List and explain three strengths of the Articles of Confederation using evidence.
3)List and explain 3 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation using evidence.
4)What would the United States look like today if we still lived under the Articles of Confederation?  (Write a short “academic essay” response of 2-3 paragraphs OR construct a short creative story, storyboard, scene… that demonstrates what life would be like living under the Articles of Confederation.  Think about things we have like the bill of rights that are absent from the Articles, and how things might be different under the Articles).  If this confuses you, simply respond to the following in 2-3 paragraphs: What articles from the Articles of Confederation do you still see in our society today?  How? Which do you not see in society today?  Why?

**All the work you complete above will be turned in TOMORROW, but you should try to finish it all today in class (it is not homework if you do not finish the writing or story). If you complete the above, begin reading and taking notes on 4.2 and 4.3.  BRING TEXT BOOKS TOMORROW. If you do not have your text book, you can independently work on other homework.
HW: By Tues/Wed read and notes on 4.2.  By Thurs/Fri read and notes on 4.3.

WEDNESDAY 1/16
In class, we discussed Articles of Confederation and Shays’ Rebellion.  The class read Shays’ rebellion textbook excerpt and answered some discussion questions.  They also read Thomas Jefferson Shays’ rebellion letter and responded to some questions independently before completing some writing analyzing the Articles and rebellion.
HW: By Tues/Wed read and notes on 4.2.  By Thurs/Fri read and notes on 4.3.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 1/14-1/15
In class, we discussed Articles of Confederation and the strengths and weakness around the documents leading to rebellion.
HW: No assigned homework.  Make sure you have read 4.1/take notes.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 1/9-1/11
In class, we started our new unit of study on government with some performances on different forms of government, and discussion, reading, and notes on the Articles of Confederation.  BRING TEXT BOOKS FRIDAY.
HW: By Monday/Tuesday, read and take notes on 4.1 – you had some class time Friday 1/11 to start reading – please finish by the next class.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 12/18-12/19
Finals
Thank you for all your hard work this semester.  Have a fun, happy, and safe winter break – See you in January.

WEDNESDAY-MONDAY 12/12-12/17
In class, we worked on some review activities to prepare for the final exam next week.  Period 5 and 7, your final will be on Tuesday 12/18.  Periods 6 and 8, your final will be on Wednesday 12/19.  A study guide was available in class as one of the activities.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 12/10-12/11
In class, we worked through impacts of the America Revolution and discussed Articles of Confederation.  Period 6/8 took short quiz and looked at a short text to practice historical analysis.
HW: None assigned – Please bring textbooks and notes Wednesday/Thursday to begin studying for the final.

WEDNESDAY – (FRIDAY) 12/5-12/7
In class, students worked through some historical thinking analysis skills, and did some work on group inclusion in the Revolutionary War.  Periods 5 and 7 took the short quiz on 3.4 and 3.5 (open note), but periods 6 and 8 will take that open note quiz Tuesday 12/11. Friday we went to the zoo (no class work).
HW: Finish your Declaration of Independence.  Periods 5 and 7 – DUE MONDAY 12/10.  Periods 6 and 8 – DUE TUESDAY 12/11.  It should be printed out and turned in hard-copy form.  If you have printer trouble – email to me before class.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 12/3-12/4
In class, students worked on drafting their declaration of independence.  There are copies of the declaration around the room, and you can find a copy online to help you.  This will be the only day you will have to work on the writing in class.  The declaration is due on Monday 12/10 (periods 5/7) and Tuesday 12/11 (periods 6 and 8).  Once you are complete with the writing, work on reading from the text 3.5 OR read the following and start to take some notes: Impacts of the American Revolution Reading Passage.
HW: By Wednesday/Thursday, read and take notes on 3.5.  You will have a short open note quiz on 3.4 and 3.5 Wednesday or Thursday.  Finish your Declaration of Independence to turn in hard copy form next Monday/Tuesday.

FRIDAY 11/30
In class, students worked on brainstorming their declaration of independence.  You will have next Monday/Tuesday to work on drafting.
HW: By Friday 11/30, read and notes on 3.4.  By next Wednesday, read and take notes on 3.5.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 11/28-11/30
In class, we worked through some review from the jigsaw reading Monday/Tuesday to review battles and people from the revolution.  We viewed a short video on Yorktown.
HW: By Friday 11/30, read and notes on 3.4.  By next Wednesday, read and take notes on 3.5.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/26-11/27
In class, we worked on some jigsaw reading on battles of the revolution and important figures.  Students shared reading out to small groups.
HW: By Friday 11/30, read and notes on 3.4.  By next Wednesday, read and take notes on 3.5.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 11/14-11/16
In class, we worked on modern forms of the Declaration and connected the reading of the document to artistic samples of Revolution events.
HW: No assigned homework over break.  Next week you will ready 3.4 and 3.5 in the text (both in class and for homework).

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/12-11/13
In class, we worked through some other individuals of the revolution before discussing the Enlightenment period to begin our study on the Declaration of Independence.
HW: Read and take notes on 3.3 by next Wednesday/Thursday.

FRIDAY 11/9
In class, periods 5, 7, and 8 took the test.  6th period worked on catch up and will take the test next Tuesday.
HW: Read and take notes on 3.3 by next Wednesday/Thursday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 11/7-11/8
In class, we discussed the guest speaker from Wednesday, and worked on finishing the lead-in to war simulation and notes.  Some groups were able to finish and present propaganda pieces debating with the opposing side.
HW: If assigned in class, finish the back side of the simulation page (period 5) – Period 7 did not finish notes, so the back side was not assigned.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/5-11/6
I was gone Monday and Tuesday we worked through the same activities as Monday – Students did some reading and notes on people of the revolution before looking at a poem about George Washington by Phyllis Wheatley as a primary source.  We will pick up with road to the revolution and propaganda of British acts Wednesday/Thursday.
HW:  Finish the poem questions from Wheatley’s Ode to Washington – only the front side. You will have a product test/quiz over notes from class and 3.1, 3.2 THIS Friday 11/9.  You can use the notes from class, but 3.1 and 3.2 cannot be used.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 10/31-11/2
In class, we worked a bit more on the road to revolution simulation before starting on POV propaganda based upon the British acts (Stamp, Townshend, Currency, Intolerable, and Sugar).
HW: Finish 3.2 notes and reading – notes will be informally checked Wed/Thur of next week.

MONDAY/TUESDAY
In class, we completed a simulation about the British taxing colonists that heated the class a bit…we did some notes on colonial living, and started the road to the revolution.
HW: Read/notes on 3.1…try to read/notes on 3.2 by Friday (I will not be checking, so do not worry if you do not finish – you will have no assigned homework over the weekend).

FRIDAY 10/26
In class, we performed our Jonathan Edwards interpretations, and finished work on the document reading.  I passed back the last test.
HW: By Tuesday (per 6/8) and Wednesday (per 5/7) read and take notes on 3.1.  Finish the packet from class if needed by Monday/Tuesday.  By next Friday, if you are choosing to complete the bonus assignment for make-up points on the test (mapping), it is due by next Friday 11/2.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/24-10/25
In class, we worked through some Puritan documents, and worked on ideas about The Great Awakening.
HW: Read Lesson 3.1 and take notes by Tuesday/Wednesday; Read 3.2 – notes by Friday 11/2.

MONDAY-THURSDAY 10/15-10/18
In class, students viewed The Crucible as an example of colonial life, and a fictionalized version of the Salem witch trials.  We also, did a short reading and analysis determining if Puritans were selfish or selfless.
HW: No assigned homework – BRING textbook on Wednesday/Thursday of next week.

FRIDAY 10/12
In class, students completed the text on topic 2 (2.2-2.5).
HW: No assigned homework.  Next week is mindfulness week

MONDAY-THURSDAY 10/8-10/11
In class we finished colony presentations, and on Tuesday/Wednesday Mr. Lubell came into class to work on career fair things.  We also wrote an in class DBQ on Jamestown based on the packet we have been working on in class.
HW: Your exam over topic 2 (notes from class, and 2.2-2.5 in the text) will be Friday 10/12.  This will be a product grade in the grade book.  CLICK HERE for a study guide.  We will also do some in class review next Wednesday/Thursday.

FRIDAY 10/5
In class, we started presenting colonies – we will pick them up next week.
HW: Your exam over topic 2 (notes from class, and 2.2-2.5 in the text) will be Friday 10/12.  This will be a product grade in the grade book.  CLICK HERE for a study guide.  We will also do some in class review next Wednesday/Thursday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/3-10/4
In class, students worked on completing their Colony sales project/presentation.  We will begin presenting on Friday 10/5.
HW: Read/Notes on 2.5 by Friday

MONDAY/TUESDAY 10/1-10/2
In class, we continued some work on document analysis for the DBQ before getting into groups to work on the Colonial Sales Day. This IS NOT homework.  Students will have class time on Wed/Thur to finish work on the project before presenting to the class starting FRIDAY.
HW: Read/Notes on 2.5 by Friday

FRIDAY 9/28
Today, classes started working with partners or groups on the Colonial Sales Day.  This IS NOT homework.  Students will have class time next week to work on the project before presenting to the class.
HW: Read and take notes on 2.3 if not already complete.  By Monday/Tuesday, read and take notes on 2.4.  Both 2.3 and 2.4 will be checked Mon/Tue.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/26-9/27
In class, students worked through documents together for a DBQ we will be writing in class.  I was out on Thursday, so if students finished working through the documents, they worked on reading/notes.
HW: By Friday, read and take notes on 2.3.  By Monday/Tuesday, read and take notes on 2.4.  Notes from 2.2 will be checked in class Friday 9/28.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/24-9/25
In class, we finished discussing Roanoke and started work on a DBQ for Jamestown – which will lead to an essay.
HW: By Friday, read and take notes on 2.3.  By Monday/Tuesday, read and take notes on 2.4.  Notes from 2.2 will be checked in class Wednesday/Thursday 9/26-9/27.

FRIDAY 9/21
In class, we worked more on the Roanoke mystery files to find a theory for what might have happened to the colonists at Roanoke.  If you did not finish – bring back your sheets on Monday/Tuesday and you will be able to finish in class.
HW: Read AND take notes on the second part of 2.2 (from the Roanoke and Jamestown section on page 62- the end of the chapter on page 68).  The notes and reading are due on Monday/Tuesday 9/24-9/25.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/19-9/20
In class, we discussed 2.1, and started work on 2.2 with “History Mystery” and setting up a colony.
HW: Submit letter to turnitin.com. Finish reading 2.2 and take notes on ONLY pages 62 (Roanoke and Jamestown) – 68…(DUE Monday/Tuesday 9/24-9/25).

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/17-9/18
In class, students completed the quiz from Friday, and worked on/submitted the Columbus letter/Opinion writing to turnitin.com.  If you were absent during class, and did not sign up for this website, email me your letter or turn in a hard copy by Friday of this week. I also checked and talked to each student about notes/note-taking strategies.
HW: Submit final copy of letter to turnitin.com if you did not finish during class.  The letter is due Wednesday 9/19 for periods 5/7 and Thursday 9/20 for periods 6/8.  Please start reading lesson 2.2 (pages 56-62) in the text – stop before reading Roanoke and Jamestown.  No notes are required for this reading.  We will work on 2.1 as a class and 2.2 together on Wed/Thur.

FRIDAY 9/14
In class, students completed the Topic 1 quiz.  Some still need to finish short answer, and will have the opportunity on Monday/Tuesday.  Next week, we will finish the letter on Columbus in class and move to the next topic (2).
HW: No assigned homework this weekend.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/12-9/13
In class, we discussed the age of exploration and trade (both historically and currently).  We read some opposing views on Columbus, and students received an in class writing.  They will write an argumentative letter arguing for removing Columbus Day from the calendar as a Federal holiday, or allowing schools to celebrate Columbus day with a day off from school.  They also have the option of writing a letter or opinion piece opposing an article we read in class about celebrating Columbus day.
HW: Only homework is to finish 1.3 if not done already – bring notes to class for an open note quiz Friday.  You will also have time to draft your letter in class on Friday.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/10-9/11
I was out ill Monday and-Tuesday.  The class finished small group discussion questions on section 1.2 before starting independent work on 1.3 in class.  Once completed with 1.3, the class worked independently on two response questions.  If you were absent, I will get you caught up on Wed/Thur in class.
HW: Finish reading and notes on 1.3 if needed.  The two response questions ARE NOT homework.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 9/6-9/7
In class, we finished discussing early indigenous groups in the Americas before starting some small group work/discussion on Europe, Africa, and China (1.2 in text).
HW: No assigned homework this weekend.  Get caught up on notes for 1.2 if needed.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 9/4-9/5
In class, we started working on topic 1 in the text (The Early Americans).  I introduced Cornell notes (Click here for document passed out in class).  Students practiced with a portion of the chapter, and shared out in small groups.
HW: By our NEXT class (Thurs/Fri), read and take notes on 1.2 in the textbook. Use the Cornell method, an adapted Cornell method, or a method you are used to using for these notes.

FRIDAY 8/31
In class, we started a discussed on early cultures and stereotyping.  We did a small activity to understand oral tradition.
HW: Finish PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY.  By Tuesday 9/4 (periods 5/7) and Wednesday 9/5 (periods 6/8), complete the module and take the quiz all located online at the link above.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 8/29-8/30
In class, we talked together and practiced notes on earning potential and types of income.  Students then had the opportunity to login to PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY.  They worked on modules from reading paystubs, and understanding banking, to credit as an individualized online project.
HW: By next Tuesday 9/4 (periods 5/7) and Wednesday 9/5 (periods 6/8), complete the module and take the quiz all located online at the link above.  Turn in signed syllabus by Friday 8/31, and cover your textbook.  We will begin working with unit 1/chapter 1 in the text on Friday/Tues-Wed.  CLICK HERE to access the notes from class.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 8/27-8/28
In class, we had a brief discussion of wants vs. needs, and economic systems.  Students started working through some lessons online at this link: PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY.
We will be working through this program over the next few classes, so you need to see me in person to sign up if you are absent.
HW: Signed syllabus and cover textbook by Friday 8/31.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8/23-8/24
In class, we finished discussing procedures.  We had a discussion and worked on why we study history – along with bias found in history.  Students completed a “note-taking” exercise and worked on writing a perfect paragraph discussing their understanding on why we study history.
HW: Get your syllabus signed and returned by Friday 8/31.  If you took your paragraph with you to finish over the weekend (5th and 7th period only), and wish to refer to the reading – CLICK HERE for the reading from class – Why Study History?
Periods 6 and 8 will continue with the reading and response next Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY 8/22
In class, we discussed the syllabus, class expectations, and constructed a bit of “art” to represent ideas behind American history, government, equality, freedom, and bias.
HW: Get syllabus signed by Friday August 31, 2018.  (8th period will receive the syllabus on Friday).

TUESDAY 8/21
WELCOME BACK!! In class, we did some timeline activities and I started an introduction to the course. We will finish course introductions Wednesday.
HW: None assigned (begin to gather supplies)