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Just a reminder to parents, please make sure you are looking at
the correct assignments and PDF files as I am teaching 7th Grade Civics and 8th
Grade American History. I will try my best to label accordingly.
All classwork (CW) and homework (HW) for the week are located on
the Monday for that week. Please print that page out and place it where
your child can see it so that they are making sure that they are accomplishing
all of their work. I have also posted many PDF files below that contain
information that has also been handed out in class. If your child loses
or misplaces something, please look below for a replacement. If it is
something that you do not see there, just ask.
If you donate something for the classroom, make sure to send in
the receipt, or a note or send an email to let me know how much to credit you
for PI hours.
Washington D.C. Trip: Details about
the 2015 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. can be found on the Field Trips
Page. This year we are adding an optional 1 day extension to tour
Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown. Please see the field trip page for
more details about this trip.
7th Grade Civics: Unit 7: The Legislative Branch from
In this Unit, we will be learning about the legislative system. In Lesson 1, we will be focusing on the parts of the Legislative branch (Congress has two parts: Senate and House of Representatives) and the leadership in this parts and the committee system. In Lesson 2, we will be learning about the powers of Congress (expressed and implied). In Lesson 3, we will be learning about how Congress works and such things as the qualifications needed to be in Congress, and what Congress actually does. In Lesson 4, we will be learning about the process of how a bill becomes a law.
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
SCOTUS Contract-if you are working in pairs due 12/5
Lesson 1 and 2 Quiz 12/8
SCOTUS project due 12/12
Unit Test on 12/17
8th Grade American History: Unit 6-The American Revolution Book Study from 12/1/14-12/19/14
In this unit, students will investigate the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution. Students will also learn how British colonies that were very different from one another were able to unite in order to build and defend a new nation.