Grade 8 U.S. History

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou

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Unit: I “Three Worlds Meet” (Beginnings to 1650) Ch. 1-2: pp. 2-55

Reading Study Guide: pp.1-14

Test Practice and Review Workbook: pp.15-28

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

Ch. 1 “The World Before 1500” (Beginnings to 1500) pp. 2-23 How did American, African, and European societies differ from one another before 1500?

Ch. 2 “European Exploration of the Americas” (1492-1650) pp. 24-55 How did Europeans transform life in the Americas?

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”—African Proverb

CA-SS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

Unit: II “The English Colonies” (1585-1763) Ch. 3-5: pp. 58-151

Reading Study Guide: pp.15-36

Test Practice and Review Workbook: pp. 29-50

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

Ch. 3 “The English Establish 13 Colonies” (1585-1732) pp. 58-91 How did the experience of the early colonists shape America’s political and social ideals?

Ch. 4 “The Colonies Develop” (1651-1753) pp. 92-123 What factors allowed each colonial region to grow and prosper?

Ch. 5 “Beginnings of the American Identity” (1689-1763) pp. 124-151 What traditions, events, and forces helped form an American society?

“The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.”—Willa Cather

CA-SS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

Welcome, Class of 2019! This is where you will look for all things needed for your US history class.

Link to Google Classroom It is also in the Notes Folders & Favorite Links tab above.

Google Classroom Joining Codes:

U.S. History 8: f5064e

Computers 8: i1nkagm

Academic Decathlon: tgl0ox

REMEMBER: Major unit homework: Semi-flipped classroom assignment- at home, do the reading and note taking for each unit and any long-range assignments. Figure a minimum of one reading section a night. Check out the new videos in the Teaching Videos folder on the Notes Folders & Favorite Links page. Remember to check Google Classroom nightly, too.

LATE WORK POLICY: Late work will only be accepted for partial credit if no more than one day late. An absence due to illness will earn one day’s grace per day absent; a planned absence for other reasons will not be an excuse for late work. However, long range assignments will not be accepted late. Testing that has been announced in advance of an absence will be made up the day you return to school. Consideration and some flexibility may be granted for unusual circumstances.

LONG TERM ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES: Student Designed Learning Project-Mon., Oct. 8 & Veterans Oral History Project- Mon., Nov. 5

NEXT TESTING: Units I & II Review-TBA

Week of September 17-21, 2018

....Monday: Constitution Day activities and selecting colony groups by lots

....Tuesday: Check the Gr. 5 review packet using pp. xxiv-xxv, A-A19, & 2-151 that was to be completed in class this week during STAR 360 testing.

....Wednesday: Jr. Scholastic 9/17 issue’s Quiz Wizard and Quoting vs. Paraphrasing

Continue with the 500 Nations video re: Native Americans and colonization.

....Thursday: Continue with the 500 Nations video re: Native Americans and colonization.

....Friday: Continue with the 500 Nations video re: Native Americans and colonization.

"Love history; use history; make history." God bless you all!