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Happy New Year! Are you ready for the last half of school!

SOCIAL SCIENCE 8

AMERICAN HISTORY

WEEK IN REVIEW

I hope you had a relaxing and restful new year.

For the second part of the year, we are going to focus on the growth and development of the country in the 1800's leading up to the Civil War.

NEW UNIT - A WORLD POWER

You have been learning a lot about the beginning of the country and how we formed a national identity over the years. The period that we are learning about now (1814-1840) was a time when the country was growing at an extensive and rapid rate! The Industrial Revolution and the Transportation Revolution led the way for expansion west!

People were feeling great about being American after the War of 1812. The rest of the world looked to us to ensure liberty and stability throughout the Americas. We were truly the world power - let's learn about HOW and WHY that happened!

Of course, we will continue to read the book In the Shadow of Liberty, as we learn about Thomas Jefferson and his relationship(s) with his slaves.

Monday, January 6, 2020

  • No School today

Homework:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  • Welcome back!
  • Post War of 1812 - Star Spangled Banner - American Nationalism

Homework:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

  • New Unit - A World Power
  • Industrial Revolution - Transportation Revolution

Homework:

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings

Homework:

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Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Random Activity
  • Art and Culture of the Capital Rotunda

Homework:

PEAC

PEER EDUCATION

AND COUNSELING

WEEK IN REVIEW

Hello Peer Leaders! We will continue to build our skills as peer leaders and peer educators. I hope that you are finding that in order to be a great educator, you must first examine your self and your own behaviors. This week, we will look more deeply at barriers to effective communication. We will also start to get ready for our first educational opportunity coming up soon!

WEEK IN REVIEW

Monday, January 6, 2020

  • Enjoy your last day of freedom

Homework:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  • New Seats!
  • Plan for the week
  • Reading and reflecting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

  • Circle!
  • Discussion about goals

Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Work on projects

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Work on projects

Above: A steamboat takes a ride through the Erie Canal - a great feat of engineering!