Welcome to Eighth Grade.
Subject to change.
2nd Trimester Final Exam Schedule
Monday, March 5th - English
Tuesday, March 6th - History
Wednesday, March 7th - Math
2nd Trimester History Final Exam (will count as 10% of their major grade) - Tuesday, March 6th
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION OF THE MIDDLE AGES
*Final Project Due: Friday, February 16th
JAPAN IN THE MIDDLE AGES
*Test on Friday, February 23rd
Journey Through Lent (Challenges) Essay - Friday, February 16th
Lent & Holy Week Packet and Test - Monday, March 26th
Almsgiving - Raising money to donate to Heifer International
8th Grade Religion
The Bible: The Gospel of Matthew
1. In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus is the Messiah who springs from within God's people (the ancestor's of Christ) yet is destined to be the Savior of the whole world (symbolized by the Magi).
2. Jesus' teaching is opposed by the Jewish leaders.
3. Jesus is shown to be both human and divine, as witnessed by his Transfiguration and his miracles.
4. Jesus declares that Peter is the foundation of the Church, and sends us, his Church, into the world with a message of love and salvation.
Key Scripture Passages:
Click on the above "8th American History" to access the African American Biography Project Information and Rubric. Then scroll down the page and click on the document to download.
African-American Notes 2 - Tuesday, February 13th
2nd Trimester History Final Exam - Tuesday, March 6th
TEST #3 - Monday, February 12th
1. Three Branches of Government
-What are their jobs?
-Qualifications for the job?
2. Bill of Rights www.ducksters.com
-Be able to give examples or explain for each one
-History of Slavery in America
-War of 1812
-Mexican American War
Upcoming Individual Projects (done at home):
African-American Biography - March 1st (please download the information and rubric for other due dates)
*Your report will also be a major grade for your English class
Final Big Project will be the Civil War Board Game due Monday, May 21st
-This is a huge project that will be a significant part of the student's 3rd Trimester Social Studies grade
-They should be working on this project weekly, once the third trimester starts
-This is not your average board game project...a lot of thought and hard work will need to be put forth into this project
-This project will have specific due dates along the way
Click on "6th Ancient History" (^^^) to download Mesopotamia Preview Information
Mesopotamia Test - Friday, February 16th
2nd Trimester History Final Exam - Monday, March 5th:
8th Grade – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict
Course Description: The eighth grade course of study begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and events that shaped the founding of the nation. In their study of this era, students will view American history through the lens of a people who were trying—and are still trying—to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout their eighth grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization. Covering parts of three centuries, the historical content outlined in this chapter is both substantial and substantive, which poses a significant challenge for teachers, with limited time for in-depth study. In order to address this challenge, this chapter is organized into five large sections that incorporate relevant questions that can help students understand how individual events and people comprise a larger narrative explanation of our past.
Essential Questions: (Five Themes)
1. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy
2. Envisioning a New America
3. The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800–1850
4. The Causes, Course of, and Consequences of the Civil War
5. The Rise of Industrial America: 1877–1914
7th Grade - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times
Course Description: The medieval and early modern periods provide students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products. Over this period, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected. Although societies were quite distinct from each other, there were more exchanges of people, products, and ideas in every century. For this reason, world history in this period can be a bewildering catalog of names, places, and events that impacted individual societies, while the larger patterns that affected the world are lost. To avoid this, the focus must be on questions that get at the larger world geographical, historical, economic, and civic patterns.
MAJOR (i.e. Tests, Quizzes, Projects) = 50%
MINOR (i.e. Class Work, Homework) = 35%
PARTICIPATION (i.e. Class & Group Discussions, Staying on Task, Prepared for Class) = 15%
Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility within the number of days equal to the length of the absence to meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and examinations.
This week will be mostly review lessons. God bless you all.
Good evening everyone! 7th grade has a math handout due tomorrow.
8th grade is expected to be ready for a religion quiz tomorrow. Thank you and God bless.