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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.
Students will be reviewing multiple standards in preparation of their Civics State EOC on 5/13.
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
8th Grade American History: Unit 15-18 and then Review from 4.22.15-5.18
In unit 15, students will investigate the topic of the Spirit of Reform. In lesson 1, we will be learning about the different aspects of social reform and culture changes. In lesson 2, we will be learning about the start of the abolition movement, the ways it built strength and the reaction to them. In lesson 3, we will be learning about the womenís movement and how women made gains to earn rights.
In unit 16, Students will investigate the topic of the reasons for the start of the Civil War. In lesson 1, we will be learning about the political upheaval over slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In lesson 2, we will be learning about the challenges of slavery, the birth of the Republican Party, and about Lincoln and Douglas. In lesson 3, we will be learning about Secession and War, the 1860 election, and fighting at Fort Sumter.
In unit 17, Students will investigate the topic of the Civil War. In lesson 1, we will be learning about the two different sides in the Civil War. In lesson 2, we will be learning about the how the war was fought on land and at sea and the Emancipation Proclamation. In lesson 3, we will be learning about what life was like during the Civil War and the political and economic changes that resulted. In lesson 4, we will be learning about the strain of the battles, how the tide turned and the Gettysburg Address. In lesson 5, we will be learning about the last stages of the Civil War.
In unit 18, Students will investigate the topic of the Reconstruction Era. In lesson 1, we will be learning about the Reconstruction Debate and Johnsonís Reconstruction Plan. In lesson 2, we will be learning about the 14th Amendment, the Reconstruction Acts, black codes, and the 15th Amendment. In lesson 3, we will be learning about what life was like in the South after the Civil War. In lesson 4, we will be learning about the Post-Reconstruction Era, the election of 1876, and how society was divided.