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  • December 12, 2019

    Module 13: Lesson 2, Escalation in Vietnam

    ---- Lesson Opener

    ---- Johnson Commits to Victory

     

    December 10, 2019

    - Module 13: Lesson 1

    ---- Conflict in Vietnam

    Homework: (if not finished in class) - choose 1 article from the UpFront magazine and complete the "Weekly Current Event" page received in class - due Thursday (12/12/19)

     

    December 6, 2019

    - Geography Bee Qualification

    - OPTIONAL "Test Corrections" PEAL: You can improve your recent test score by writing a PEAL to answer the following prompt (found in Module 14: Close): How successful was the Civil Rights Movement? Your PEAL should include key people, events, and turning points of the civil rights movements. Be sure to CITE EVIDENCE to support your position and organize your PEAL into an introduction, body, and conclusion. This can be typed or handwritten and is due by 3:45pm on Friday (12/06/19)

     

    December 4, 2019

    - Module 13: Lesson 2

    ---- Race to the Moon

    Homework: OPTIONAL "Test Corrections" PEAL: You can improve your recent test score by writing a PEAL to answer the following prompt (found in Module 14: Close): How successful was the Civil Rights Movement? Your PEAL should include key people, events, and turning points of the civil rights movements. Be sure to CITE EVIDENCE to support your position and organize your PEAL into an introduction, body, and conclusion. This can be typed or handwritten and is due by 3:45pm on Friday (12/06/19)

     

    December 2, 2019

    - Module 13: Lesson 1

    ---- Essential Question -- Video and respond to the video

    ---- Lesson Opener

    ---- Kennedy Confronts Communism -- Complete the graphic organizer showing cause/effect

    Homework: OPTIONAL "Test Corrections" PEAL: You can improve your recent test score by writing a PEAL to answer the following prompt (found in Module 14: Close): How successful was the Civil Rights Movement? Your PEAL should include key people, events, and turning points of the civil rights movements. Be sure to CITE EVIDENCE to support your position and organize your PEAL into an introduction, body, and conclusion. This can be typed or handwritten and is due by 3:45pm on Friday (12/06/19)

      

    November 21, 2019

    - Module 14 Assessment

     

    November 19, 2019

    - Module 14: Lesson 3

    ---- The Women’s Movement

    ---- Other Voices for Change

    TEST: Module 14 Assessment - Thursday (11/21/19)

     

    November 15, 2019

    - Module 14: Lesson 3

    ---- Lesson Opener

    ---- Hispanic Americans Organize for Change

    - Video: Viva la Causa: The Cesar Chavez Story (39 min)

    Homework: UpFront article: Alone at the Border - read and be prepared to discuss the connection of the Civil Rights Movement to today's human rights issues in the U.S. - due Tuesday (11/19/19)

     

    November 13, 2019

    - Module 14: Lesson 2, Changes in the Movement

    - Double Bubble: MLK and Malcolm X

     

    November 11, 2019

    - Bellwork: Read and discuss article about Tootsie Rolls & the Korean War

    - Module 14, Lesson 2, The March on Washington

    - Module 14: Lesson 2, Johnson Becomes President

     

    November 7, 2019

    - Module 14, Lesson 2: The Fight for Rights Continues

    - Video: The Children’s March (Tree Map)

     

    November 5, 2019

    - Module 14: Civil Rights Movement

    - Lesson 1:

    --- Sit-ins and the SNCC

    - Lesson 2

    --- Lesson Opener

    --- Kennedy Elected

     

    November 1, 2019

     Module 14: Lesson 1 - Battling Segregation (finish)

    - Read the section and complete the tree map in class

    Module 14: Lesson 1 - Montgomery Bus Boycott (read/highlight/annotate)

    Video: Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

     

    October 30, 2019

     Module 14: Lesson 1 - Battling Segregation

    - Read the section and complete the tree map in class

     

    October 17, 2019

    - Module 12: Lesson 3 - The Nation Prospers

    - Read the Lesson and complete the guided reading response page 

    Homework: (if not finished in class) Complete reading response page - due Monday (09/21/19)

    TEST: Monday (10/21/19)

     

    October 15, 2019

    - Module 12: Lesson 2

    • Eisenhower and the Cold War

    --Complete primary source analysis and graphic organizer

    - Module 12: Lesson 2 Guided Reading Response (counts as quiz grade)

    Homework: (if not finished in class) Lesson 2 Reading Response - due Thursday (09/17/19)

     

    October 11, 2019

    - Module 12: Lesson 2

    • The New Red Scare

    --Complete political cartoon analysis and graphic organizer

    UpFront article - Showdown at the Wall - read, annotate and highlight: be ready for discussion on Tuesday (10/15/19)

     

    October 9, 2019

    Inside North Korea

    --Complete tree map while watching the video

     

    October 7, 2019

    - Module 12: Lesson 2

    • The Korean War

    --Complete Video analysis and graphic organizer

     

    October 3, 2019

    - Compare China and Cuba as communist countries, their role during the Cold War, and their current economic situations (collaborative group activity)

     

    October 1, 2019

    - The Mood of the 1950s (notes)

    - The 1950s Housewife’s Guide

    Homework- (if not finished in class) - Students write the roles of the modern spouse - due Thursday (10/03/19)

     

    September 25, 2019

    - QUIZ - Module 12: Lesson 1 (if absent - you can access the quiz in the online textbook until 10/02/19)

    - The Postwar Economy (notes)

     

    September 23, 2019

    Module 12: Lesson 1

    • Postwar America

    --Complete Video analysis and graphic organizer

     

    September 19, 2019

    Module 12: Lesson 1

    • From Allies to Enemies

    Create a political cartoon of the Cold War era that relates to one of the topics covered in today’s lesson - due Monday (09/23/19)

     

    September 17, 2019

    Constitution Day!

    UpFront Article: School Newspapers & the First Amendment and The Threat From Within - read and discuss their relation to the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

    Module 12: Lesson 1

    • From Allies to Enemies

     

    September 13, 2019

    - Bellwork: Lesson 1 Opener, “If You Were There”

    - Duck and Cover Video

    - Module 12: The Cold War

    -- Lesson 1: The Future of the Postwar World

     

    September 11, 2019

    Students need to complete their Breakup of the British Empire Assessment by MIDNIGHT today (09/11/19)

    - Students received their individual logins to access the online text. 

    - Module 11: After the War

    -- respond to the cause/effect chart

    -- respond to the Reading Check

    - Brain Pop: Cold War

     

    September 9, 2019

    TEST - Breakup of the British Empire 

    If you were absent today...you can access the test in Google Classroom! You may use your notes and/or the articles in Google Classroom to write your PEALs.

    1. Did the British Empire leave a positive legacy and/or a negative legacy on today’s world? Write a PEAL explaining your choice(s). Support your ideas with details from the article, The Legacy of an Empire
    2. There are parallels between the United States and Great Britain when it comes to imperialism and expansionism. What can the United States today learn from the British Empire of the last century? Write a PEAL using your notes and/or any of the available articles for evidence.
    3. Fearless? Humble? Deeply intellectual? Which word or phrase best describes Gandhi? Pick one of the above or one of your own choosing. Then write a PEAL explaining your choice. Support your ideas with details from the UpFront Article, The Legacy of Gandhi

     

    September 5, 2019

    TEST - Breakup of the British Empire - Monday (09/09/19)

    - Notes: Fall of the British Empire and the Legacy of the British Empire

    - Article: The Legacy of an Empire

    - Introduce Unit Assessment essay questions. Students will respond to 2 of the 3 on the test:

    1. Did the British Empire leave a positive legacy and/or a negative legacy on today’s world? Write a PEAL explaining your choice(s). Support your ideas with details from the article, The Legacy of an Empire
    2. There are parallels between the United States and Great Britain when it comes to imperialism and expansionism. What can the United States today learn from the British Empire of the last century? Write a PEAL using your notes and/or any of the available articles for evidence.
    3. Fearless? Humble? Deeply intellectual? Which word or phrase best describes Gandhi? Pick one of the above or one of your own choosing. Then write a PEAL explaining your choice. Support your ideas with details from the UpFront Article, The Legacy of Gandhi

     

    September 3, 2019

    - Notes: Indian Independence

    Please access the following articles through Google Classroom:

    - UpFront Article: The Legacy of Ghandi  - read and answer the following questions to turn in by Thursday (09/05/19)

    1. The article quotes Gandhi’s famous statement “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British empire.”
    What did Gandhi mean by “foundations”? How was he shaking the foundations of the empire?
    2. How is India today similar to and different from what Gandhi envisioned for the country?
    3. What were some of the struggles Indians faced under British rule?
    4. How did Mohandas Gandhi’s time in South Africa influence his later fight for Indian independence?
    5. Why did Martin Luther King Jr. call Gandhi his “guiding light”?

    - Newsela Article: What Gandhi can teach today’s protesters (Read and annotate, looking for Gandhi’s influence, violence, non-violent protest, parallels to today) --- The class code to access the article is KJWPHA

     

    August 29, 2019

    - Video: Discovery Atlas: Short Stories India Revealed (20 min)

    - Caste System Activity → If our country were India, what would our caste system be? Create an American “Caste System” → be creative! (in-class activity)

     

    August 27, 2019

    - Notes: Caste System in India

    - Label and color the Map of India (homework if not finished in class)

     

    August 23, 2019

    Today we mapped 25 (out of 105) of the former British Colonies and discussed the relationship between Great Britain and Ireland.

    - Notes: Caste System in India

    - Label and color the Map of India (homework if not finished in class)

     

    August 21, 2019

    Today we began discussing the rise of the British Empire in regard to imperialism and nationalism (notes & class discussion)

     

    August 19, 2019

    Today we reviewed Longitude and Latitude and using coordinates to locate specific places on a map. 

    Students will find the activities in our Google Classroom (8th Grade History). Use the following code to access your class:

    NP3: e6zawi

    NP4: g5vyq0b

    NP5: 8mdws

     

    August 15, 2019

    First Day of School!

    Homework: About Me - due Monday (08/19/19)

Important Dates

  • Civil Rights Movement Test (Module 14)

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

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