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Please regularly log into Pinnacle Grade Book and view your child's grades.  If you have forgotten, or misplaced, your login and password, please contact Tara Milow at the Central Office (Phone number 352-259-6848).

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:

  • AR Home Connect- Check your child's current AR status
  • Pinnacle Grade Book- Instant online access to your child's grades (If you have lost your password, please contact the Central Office)

Online Textbook:The textbook web site can be accessed through the following link: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do

7th Grade Civics: Unit 5: The Constitution from 9/9/14-9/26/14. In this Unit, we will be focusing on the Constitution. We will learn about the different documents that helped shape it, the decisions and compromises that went into the writing of it, the importance of the structure of our government and the basic laws of our nation listed in it, and the important principles listed in it that effect our everyday lives. Also in this unit, we will conduct Constitution Day (9/17) and Freedom Week (9/22-9/26) as per state mandates. 

Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:

  • 5.1 +5.2 Quiz 9/12

  • Unit 5 Test on 9/26

  • Election Campaign Project Due: 9/29

Websites to use as resources for Election Campaign project:

National Political Conventions: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781449.html

Republican National Conventions: http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/republican_conventions.pdf

Democratic National Conventions: http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf

***Presidential Election Data (for popular/electoral votes) candidates, running mates, political party: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/elections.php

Information on the Presidents (biographies): http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/

General Information: http://presidentialcampaignselectionsreference.wordpress.com/overviews/   

 8th Grade American History: Unit 3: Colonial America from 9/8/14-9/26/14-In this unit, we will be learning about the first settlers in America (Jamestown and Roanoke) and the colonial regions, i.e. the New England Colonies, The Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.  With each colonial region we will discuss their founding (how they came about and/or important names in the founding), the nationalities of the people coming to these new regions, and their dealings with the Native Peoples. We will also discuss the Mayflower Compact. Also in this unit, we will conduct Constitution Day (9/17) and Freedom Week (9/22-9/26) as per state mandates. 

  Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
  • Quiz on Lessons 3.1+3.2 on 9/11

  • Unit 1 Test on 9/19

  • Recitation of Natural Rights 9/26

 Have a BLESSED day!

Christina Ling

Contact: Christina.Ling@tvcs.org

PDF documents
7th Grade Civics - Lesson 5.1 Guided Reading Notes
7th Grade Civics - 9/9 HW-vocab packet-due 9/12
7th Grade Civics - Election Campaign Project Guidelines/Rubric
7th Grade Civics - Unit 5 Study Guide
7th Grade Civics - 2014-2015 Syllabus
7th Grade Civics - Unit 5 summary
7th Grade Civics - Lesson 5.2 Guided Reading Notes
7th Grade Civics - Lesson 5.3 Guided Reading Notes
7th Grade Civics - Election Campaign Project Example
7th Grade Civics - Lesson 5.4 Guided Reading Notes
8th Grade American History - Lesson 3.3 Guided Reading Notes
8th Grade American History - Lesson 3.2 Guided Reading Notes
8th Grade American History - Lesson 3.1 Guided Reading Notes
8th Grade American History - 9/9 HW-vocab packet-due 9/12
8th Grade American History - Unit 3 study guide
8th Grade American History - 2014-2015 Syllabus
8th Grade American History - Unit 3 Summary
8th Grade American History - Lesson 3.4 Guided Reading Notes
The ABC's of Homework - helpful advice for parents

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