Monday, June 8, 2015

Civics Test Questions

Test your knowledge & memory of some of the topics we covered this year with these 25 questions. The questions have been taken from a test that is given to immigrants who want to become American citizens.  The soon-to-be Americans must get at least 60% to become American citizens....

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-arizona-civics-test-quiz-20150116-htmlstory.html

Friday, April 24, 2015

Interactive Online Light Pollution Activity

Here is the link to the Light Pollution Activity:

Interactive Online Light Pollution Activity

Click on the link to go to the site.  Once there, click "Launch" on the picture box to open the activity.  Be sure to look at all parts of the site in order to answer all the questions on your C-Notes.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Noodle Tools Link

Here is the link to the noodletools MLA Lite.  Click the "Create a Personal ID" button and enter your regular username and password for login info.

http://www.noodletools.com/logon/signin

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Trimester 2 Begins! Tuesday 12/2 - Friday 12/5

Welcome to Trimester 2! Think of the beginning of a trimester as a new beginning!  All your grades are wiped clean and you can start fresh!  If you stay on top of your work and assignments now, your grades will be top-notch this time!  Good luck!

Here is our 8th grade Social Studies Agenda for this week (note - Friday is a half-day, Day 2, so there will be no 8th grade social studies on Friday!):

Tuesday:
  • Capture the Flag!
    • We will begin studying the revolutionary war with a game of capture the flag! We will then be using this game as an analogy for the war itself.
Wednesday - Thursday:
  • Begin chapter 7 - The Revolution
  • Daily warmups (in workbook)
  • Read sections 7.1 - 7.3 (or 7.4) and complete reading notes in workbook

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday - Wednesday 11/17 - 11/19

Happy Monday!

I want to start by letting you know that there are only SEVEN days left in the trimester!  That's right - 7!  Next Tuesday 11/25 will be the official last day of the trimester, so check your Synergy, complete those pesky missing assignments, and work hard to finish off the term strong.

But also, remember that next trimester you get to start off fresh, with a clean slate.  With no missing assignments, no F's or A's.  It will be your chance to start over and really try to do your best!

That being said, here is our agenda for the next few days:
  • Declaration of Independence
    • Some extra background info & videos
    • D.o.I. Keynote, Notes and Questions
    • HOMEWORK
      • Due Tuesday 11/18: D.o.I. Questions Worksheet (on back of notes)
  • Writing Activity
    • Re-write the D.o.I. in simple language 
    • Create an Illustrated Children's "book" of the D.o.I. (see assignment sheet below)


 This will be a class assignment, but some of the work may need to be completed at home.
The final product will be due on Friday 11/21/14

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday 11/14 - Half Day

Today is a half day, Day 3, periods 3, 4 and 6 only!

Here is our agenda:

Period 3 - Read Aloud the rest of Chapter 2 & complete C-Notes (Woohoo!)

Period 4 -
  1. Warm Up Questions
  2. Chapter 2 Reading Notes, in partners



Thursday 11/13

Here is the agenda for this cold, wintry day:

  1. Warm Up, to be done in workbook:
    1. Who said, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"?
    2. What did George Washington do for the continental army?
    3. What caused General Howe to withdraw the British troops from Boston?
  2. Discuss C-Notes that were started yesterday
  3. Continue Reading Chapter 6 and taking C-notes on important people.