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Classroom Assignments and Homework

7th Grade  Semester Two:  2012

1.  Five Facts about China
-students use knowledge gained through day #1 activities to complete a poster about China
-Poster must be titled "Fun Facts About China"
-Poster must contain no fewer than 5 drawn facts
about China.
-due 2/2/12

2.  The Great Wall of China
- Students draw a representation of the Great Wall of China on a blank sheet of computer paper
-Drawing must contain no fewer than 6 drawn facts about
the Great Wall of China
-due 2/6/12

3. Processing Assignment 16
- follow directions on handout
-rough drafts to be written in class 
-final draft will be completed at home
-due 2/27/12






8th Grade  Semester Two:  2012

1.  Choose Two Homework/ War of 1812
a.  Write a haiku about the Star-Spangled Banner
Fifteen stars and Stripes (5 syllables)
Our sky dense with ash and smoke (7 syllables)
Yearning to be free (5 syllables)

b.  Do you believe it is wise for our government to
spend upwards of 18 million dollars to restore the
flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner?  Support your answer.

c.  If given the power, which song would you choose to replace the Star-Spangled Banner as our national anthem?  Explain how this song might inspire a nation to greatness.

-due 2/7/12

2.  Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain?
Students will examine the major life events of Andrew Jackson.  Students will use this knowledge to determine if Jackson should be considered a hero or a villain.  They will produce two posters; one which depicts Jackson as a villain and the other as a hero.  Students must provide two reasons why Jackson is both a hero to some and a villain to others.  Finally, students will answer the following question in a one-paragraph response: In your opinion, is Andrew Jackson a hero or a villain?

-due 2/28/12




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