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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.
Important Dates and Upcoming Events:
- 9/9: 1st 9 Weeks Progress Reports
- 10/9: End of 1st 9 Weeks
- 10/10: No School-Teacher Work Day
Helpful Online Resources:
The textbook web site can be accessed through the following link: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do
7th Grade Civics: Unit 8: The Executive Branch from 10/15-10-28.
In this Unit, we will be learning about the executive branch. In Lesson 1, we will be focusing on the Electoral College and how it elects a president, the qualifications of becoming a president, the terms of office, salary and benefits and about the Vice President. In Lesson 2, we will be learning about the powers and roles of the president In Lesson 3, we will be learning about foreign policy and the tools of foreign policy. In Lesson 4, we will be learning about the Presidentís Cabinet, The Federal Agencies in the executive branch.
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
- 8.1 + 8.2 Quiz 10/21
- Unit 8 Test on 10/28
8th Grade American History: Unit 5: Life in the American Colonies from 10/13-10/23
In this unit, we will be learning about what life was like for the early American colonists. We will be delving into their economy, the growth of slavery, their government, culture and society, education, The Great Awakening, The Enlightenment period, The English Bill of Rights, and the rivalry between the French and the British and how that affected the colonists (French and Indian War).
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
- 5.1+ 5.2 Quiz on 10/16
- Unit 5 Test on 10/23
Have a BLESSED day!
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 Notes/Study Guide
7th Grade Civics - 10/22 HW-vocabulary packet
7th Grade Civics - 2014-2015 Syllabus
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 Summary
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 Notes/Study Guide-annotated
8th Grade American History - 2014-2015 Syllabus
8th Grade American History - Unit 5 Study Guide
8th Grade American History - 10/20 HW-Geography and History Assignment
8th Grade American History - Unit 5 Summary
8th Grade American History - Unit 5 Guided Reading Notes
8th Grade American History - 10/14 HW
The ABC's of Homework - helpful advice for parents