|Day #||Focus Question|
|71||How can I create a great persuasive argument for the Mock Trial?|
|78||Mock Trial Reflection and Self Assessment (Hand-Out)|
|81||A. What is History?|
B. Why should history be studied?
C. Why can history be difficult to study? (Hand-Out)
|83||How do historians uncover the past?|
|91||Were the Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Empires "Civilized"?|
(Reminder: In class we learned that in order to be civilized, a group needs :
1. Cities 2. Science 3. Industry)
|95||Columbian Exchange Simulation (Hand-Out)|
|101||European First Impressions DBQ (Hand-Out)|
|111||What is mercantilism and how does it benefit the "Mother Country"?|
Message To Students,
Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies! My name is Mr. Campbell and I am located in Room 309 of Frolio Middle School. I am looking forward to an exciting, challenging, and rewarding year with all of you.
Besides learning a great deal about our country, history, and society, you will learn also a great deal about yourselves. Instead of the “When” and “Where”style of questions, we will concentrate a great deal of our efforts to on “What do you think about this?“, “Why did this happen?”, and “Should this have happened” style of questions. Students will be able to support their opinions and be able to express them verbally or in writing. I understand that not every student is comfortable with verbally sharing their thoughts and opinions with the class, however these are the necessary skills needed for success in class and in our society. The more voices heard in our class, the greater experience it it will be for all of us.
In order to create an environment where we can freely express ourselves, respect must play a vital role. Besides respect for your fellow classmates,, it is equally important to uphold a high level of self-respect. Any form of disrespect by anyone towards another in the classroom is unwanted and simply will not be tolerated.
In order to succeed this year, it is essential that we keep open strong lines of communication. If you do not understand a classroom concept or assignment, simply ask. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you have any concerns or questions! Between an open and honest communication system along with a dedicated effort, I can assure you that we will have a very rewarding year together.
Here Is To A Great Year,
1. 1-inch 3-ring Binder
2. Dividers for Binder
3. Writing utensil(s) (pen preferred)
4. Completed work5. Positive Attitude