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8th Grade American History Assignments

Instructor
Mr. Darryl Shirley Sr.
Term
2020 - 2021 School Year
Department
Social Studies
Description
A.) Current Unit of Study: Learning Fair & Portfolio
Unit Essential Questions:
1- How is an information paper constructed?
2- How is a compare and contrast paper constructed?
3- How do projects help students learn?
 
Phoenix provides its students an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history. The middle school course follows the Ohio Social Studies Model Curriculum on American History, and engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, European colonization and settlement in America, the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution, ending with the nation's rebirth amid its deadliest war - our Civil War, and the emancipation of our slave population during the failed Reconstruction Era. Middle school students enrolled in this course will closely examine, evaluate, and assess for themselves the major changes brought about by our rich and complicated historical past. Over the course of four quarters, course content encourages students to think critically and carefully about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States, and an emerging minority-majority demographic in the 21st century.

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Summary Reading: Post Civil War Reconstruction

Learning Target: Explain the purpose of Reconstruction

This reading is a close out reading for American History

Tasks.
1. Students will complete the reading
2. Create a word document, record your answers, and submit on google classroom
 
Students will access this assignment on google classroom

Past Assignments

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Social Studies Portfolio Paper

Learning Target: Create and prepare a compare and contrast paper

Topic: 1918 Flu Pandemic vs the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic

Tasks:
1. Students will conduct research using the websites in the attachment below, and construct a compare and contrast paper.
2. Construct the compare and contrast paper using the block method.  Refer back to the videos below used in the mini-lesson sessions.
3. Students may use data collected from your math and science portfolios for your paper.
 
Students can access assignment materials on google classroom

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Weekly Review: Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning TargetIdentify Primary and Secondary Sources
 
Task
1. Students will analyze the situations answer the questions
2. Students will create a document and record their answers
 
Access the assignment on google classroom

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Summary Reading: Causes of the Civil War

Learning Target: Cite causes of the Civil War
 
This reading is a close out reading for American History
 
Tasks.
1. Students will complete the reading
2. Create a word document, record your answers, and submit on google classroom
 
Access the material on google classroom

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Weekly Review: Analyze Bar Graph

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Bar Graph
 
This assignment will help students in their Culturama research and presentation of data.
 
Tasks:
1. Students will analyze and interpret the bar graph.
2. Create a document in google classroom and record answers, then submit
 
Assignment can be accessed on google classroom.

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Weekly Review: Read a Pie Chart

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Pie Chart
 
Task
1. Students will analyze the pie chart and answer the questions
2. Students will create a document and record their answers
 
Access the assignment on google classroom

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Reading: First Political Parties

Learning Target: Explain what the first political parties stood for


Tasks
1. Students will complete the reading of the first political parties
2. Create a document and record your answers to the questions

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Weekly Review: Interpret a Timeline

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Timeline

Task
1. Students will analyze the events and dates to be placed in proper order on the time Line
2. Create a document, then label the name of the timeline and list out the events in the proper order
3. Submit your answer sheet on google classroom
 
Go to google classroom to access the assignment

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Reading: Manifest Destiny

Learning Target: Explain Manifest Destiny

Definition: Manifest Destiny was a term Americans used to express the idea that the United States had a right to expand across North America essentially REMOVING anyone in their way like the native Americans.

Tasks.  This reading is an enrichment activity and an extension of our study island lesson on Westward Expansion.
1. Students will watch the videos and complete the Manifest Destiny reading worksheet.
2. Answer the questions on the document worksheet provided.
3. Submit your answers.
 
Go to google classroom to access the assignment

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Marbury vs Madison

Learning Target: Explain the meaning of judicial review

Hint: The importance of this case is that it established the principal of judicial review

Task: This is an enrichment reading activity as an extension of our study island lesson
1. Students will read, analyze, and interpret the text and the reading at the link below.
2. Students will use the answer sheet word document provided and answer the questions.  Students may also refer back to the study island lesson on Early Presidents, Foreign Policy and the War of 1812 - find the section on Marbury vs Madison.
3. Submit answer sheet.
 
Students will go to google classroom to access the reading worksheet

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War of 1812 Reading

Learning Target: Explain how early presidential administrations established a strong federal government, provided peaceful transitions of power and repelled a foreign invasion


Tasks.
1. Complete the online reading.
2. Create a document, record your answers, and turn-in on google classroom.
 
Go to google classroom to access the materials

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Study Island Session-Early Presidents Practice

Learning Target: Explain how early presidential administrations established a strong federal government, provided peaceful transitions of power and repelled a foreign invasion
 
Task.
1. Students will log into study Island on Monday by 9AM and complete at least 4 sessions of the practice session: Early Presidents Practice
2. Your goal is to achieve 80%
3. Complete this activity by Monday, 3PM

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Weekly Review

Learning Target: Interpret: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
 
Task:
1. Students will complete the text detective worksheet.  Determine which word or phrase is suitable for each situation.
2. Students will create a word document, record their answers and submit on google classroom
 
Students will go to google classroom to access the worksheet.

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Monroe Doctrine

Learning Target:  Explain how early presidential administrations established a strong federal government, provided peaceful transitions of power and repelled a foreign invasion


Task
1. Students will complete the online reading on the Monroe Doctrine
2. Students will complete the quiz.  Create a word document, record your answers and submit
 
Students will go to google classroom to access this assignment

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Study Island: New Nation Test

Learning Target: Analyze how the problems arising under the Articles of Confederation led to debate over the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
 
Tasks
1. Students will complete the New Nation Study Island Test.  
2. Log on to study island, complete the practice session if not completed, then take the test.

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Weekly Review - Place Events on a Timeline

Learning Target: Interpret timeline and place events on a timeline
 
Task.
1, Students will interpret the the timeline by placing events in their proper location on the timeline
2. In google classroom, create a document and record your answers
 
Worksheet and assignment is on google classroom.

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SPRING BREAK PACKET: The Bill of Rights

Learning Target: Explain the Bill of Rights

Task
1. Students will read, analyze, and complete the packet.
2. Students will create a word document and record their answers for each section of the packet, and submit.
 
Assignment is posted to google classroom

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Who's Got the Power

Learning Target: Determine the Powers of Each Branch of Gov't

Tasks:
1. Students will review the checks and balance diagrams and identify the powers given to each branch of government by the Constitution.
2. Students will create a word document and record your answers for the worksheet and turn in.
 
Go to google classroom

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Overview: Checks and Balances

Learning Target: Explain the Powers (Responsibilities) of Each Branch

Tasks:
1. Students will complete the worksheet and answer ONLY the quiz questions. STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THE WORD SEARCH.
2. Students will create a word document and record their answers - Quiz questions one(1) thru five (5).
 
Go to google classroom

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Weekly Review: Analyze and Interpret Line Graphs

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Line Graph
 
Tasks:
1. Students will analyze and interpret the line graph on the worksheet
2. Students will create a google document, record their answers and submit their document on google classroom.
 
Students must go to google classroom to access the worksheet

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Argument over Representation Work Sheet

Learning Target: Analyze how problems arising under the Articles of Confederation (AOC) led to debate over the adoption of the US Constitution
 
Students will be able explain what compromises were made in adopting the Constitution 
 
Tasks:
1. Students will read the work sheet text.
2. Students will use the word document provided to record your answers. Upload your answer sheet when complete.
 
Students will access the history informational text on the google classroom site

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Weekly Review: Find the Main Idea

Learning Target: Analyze a piece of text to determine the Main Idea.
 
Task:
1. Students will read the passage to determine the main idea.  
2. Students will also cite two key pieces of supporting evidence.
3. Students will then construct a RACE statement answering this writing prompt: What is the Main Idea of the text? Students will restate the question and answer it, cite their two pieces of evidence, and then write a conclusion explaining why their cited evidence supports their answer.  Convince the reader that your evidence supports your answer.
4. Students will create a google document and record their answers and constructed response using RACE.
 
Students will go to google classroom to access the text and worksheet.

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Articles of Confederation: Northwest Ordinance

Learning Target: Analyze and Explain the steps to statehood under the Northwest Ordinance
Tasks:
1. Students will read the worksheet and answer the questions. See task #2 next for HOW TO ANSWER the map activity.
2. Students will complete these steps for the map activity (do not print off the worksheet)
a. For Map Activity Q#1- Do exactly as the question asks you
b. For Map Activity Q#2- Do exactly as the questions asks you - (Hint: find a map on the internet to answer this questions)
c. For Map Activity Q#3- Find a regional map of the United States on the internet and identify what this reason is called today
d. For Map Activity Q#4- Find a map of the great lakes on the internet and list out the names of the Great Lakes
e. For Map Activity Q#5- Do not do, see question #1 from the worksheet answer sheet.
f. For Question #5 see your worksheet on the Treaty of 1783 (Hint- What did the articles say about the 13 colonies?; how does that contrast with how the Northwest states are created)
3. Create a google document, record your answers, and submit.
 
Students must go to google classroom to access the worksheet

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Weekly Review: Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Target: Identify Primary and Secondary sources from puzzle question clues
 
Task.
1. Students will review the puzzle questions and identify the correct answers from the word list on the puzzle sheet
2. Students will create a google doc and record their answers.
 
Students will access lesson materials on google classroom

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Nearpod: Newburgh Mutiny (Man Who Wouldn't Be King)

Learning Target: Explain how the Newburgh Mutiny reflect the issues with the Articles of Confederation
 
Task: 1. Students will complete the nearpod assignment and answer all video questions
 
Access Codes:
8A: C5DKW
8B: X8WAC

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Online Reading: Articles of Confederation

Learning Target: Explain and Summarize the problems with the Articles of Confederation
 
Tasks:
1- Students will conduct the online reading and complete the quiz questions.
2- Students will create a google doc and record their answers. DO NOT SUBMIT A PDF DOCUMENT.
 
Students will go to google classroom to access the assignment materials

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Trail of Tears

Learning Target:
-Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
-Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Task: Students will complete the CommonLit assignment. Respond to the writing prompt and multiple choice questions. Students who haven't registered must do so.
8th Grade Class Code: K4NJQ3

Link- https://www.commonlit.org/en/enroll

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Liberty Kids Nearpod: We The People

Learning Target: Analyze how the problems arising under the Articles of Confederation led to debate over the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
 
Task
1.Students will view the video and answer questions.
2. Read the biography on George Washington at the link below and answer the quiz questions. Students will create a google document and record their answers. Number the answers 1 thru 10.
 
Students need to go to google classroom and get access to the lesson material

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Black History Month: Civil Rights Movement Timeline

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Timeline
 
Task:
1. Students will analyze and interpret a Civil Rights Timeline.
2. Students will create a google document to record their answers.
 
Students will go to google classroom to access the material.

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Articles of Confederation

Learning Target: Analyze how the problems arising under the Articles of Confederation led to debate over the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. 
 
Task:
1. Students will view the short video explaining why the Articles of Confederation were a problem for the new states (if the video is not available, continue to the reading, then go back and check when the video is available on goguardian).
2. Students will complete the reading on the Articles of Confederation and complete the worksheet questions.
3. Students will create a google word document and record their answers.
 
Students must go to google classroom to access the work materials that support this assignment.

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Weekly Review: Analyze and Interpret Bar Chart

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret Bar Charts
 
Task:
1- Students will analyze and interpret the Bar chart by answering the questions
2- Students will create a google word document and record the answers for each question and submit on google classroom.  Students will access the bar chart worksheet by going to google classroom.

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Construct a R.A.C.E. Response

Learning Target: Construct a response using RACE
 
Tasks:
1. Students will complete the nearpod assignment using their class code below.
2. Students will construct a response one-step-at-a-time. Students will sequence through each step of RACE to construct a coherent and persuasive RACE response
 
Class Codes:
8A - HLBF3
8B - ZPR7I
7A - SMHRC
7B - DC9EU

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Nearpod: Why Black History Month

Learning Target: Explain why there is a Black History Month
 
February is Black History Month.  This month we kick-off our study on Black History with a nearpod exploring the reason why there is a Black History month and who conceived the idea.
 
Task: 
1. Students will complete the nearpod exercise by completing all the activities.  Students must provide a response to all the questions and activities to receive credit.
 
Nearpod code:
8A - KY4AW
8B- PNXZA

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Weekly Review: Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Target: Identify primary and secondary sources
Task:
1- Students will complete the worksheet by identifying primary and secondary sources.
2- Students will create a google word document and record the answers for each question and submit on google classroom

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Vocabulary Nearpod: New Nation Unit

Learning Target: Students will correctly match vocabulary with their meaning
 
Task
1. Students will complete the nearpod on vocabulary for this week's content area focus: New Nation.
2. Students will look for the assignment on google classroom
 
Nearpod code:

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Weekly Review: Interpret a Timeline

Learning Target: Interpret a Timeline
 
Tasks: 
!. Students will analyze and interpret the timeline
2. Students will record their answers and turn-in on google classroom

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Nearpod: First 4th of July - American Revolution

Learning Target: Describe British Gov't actions that angered American Colonists
 
Task: Students will complete the nearpod assignment and quiz
Nearpod codes:
8A:T2DA8
8B:R8YAS

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Read A Pie Graph Practice

Learning Target: Read and Interpret a Pie Chart
 
Task: Students will read and interpret the pie chart, record their answers and turn-in on google classroom.
 
 

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Weekly Quiz_Study Island

Tasks: Students will complete their weekly quiz posted on Student Island.  Turn-in time extended due to the holiday.

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Nearpod: Construct a Response using R.A.C.E.

Construct a written response using R.A.C.E.
 
Task: Students will read a text and construct a response to writing prompts
 
Nearpod Codes
- 8A: L5EIR
- 8B: 24CR5

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Weekly Review: Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Target: Identify primary and secondary sources
Task:
1- Students will complete the worksheet by identifying primary and secondary sources.
2- Create and word document and record the answers for each situation

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Nearpod Lesson Liberty Kids: United We Stand!

Learning Target: Describe British Gov't Actions that Angered the Colonists
 
Task: Students will complete the nearpod assignment and answer quiz questions.
Nearpod codes:
a- Class 8A: 6AD3Y
b. Class 8B: SD4VE

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Pie Chart and Graph Practice

Learning Target: Interpret a graph or chart
Task:
1. Students will watch the video on pie charts posted to the google classroom assignment for this activity.
2. Students create a document to record their answers and turn-in on google classroom.

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Nearpod: Boston Massacre

Learning Target: Explain what happened at the Boston Massacre
Task:
1. Students will complete the nearpod assignment using this code:
a) Class 8A: XW8QZ
b) Class 8B: V4HU2
2. Students will complete supplementary reading for deeper understanding at the following link: Ducksters: Boston Massacre
3. Students will complete the 10 question quiz at the end of the reading (Quiz Attached on google classroom assignment)

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Weekly Quiz_Study Island

Learning Target: Students will achieve an 80% score on the weekly assessment
 
Task: Students will complete the weekly quiz found on Study Island

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Practice: Analyze and Interpret Timelines

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret a Timeline
 
Task: 
1. Students will analyze and interpret timeline on advances in automobiles and create a document to record their answers in google classroom.
2. Submit answer sheet on google classroom

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Winter Break Packet 2020

Learning Target: Explain Enlightenment Ideas that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence
 
Task:
1. Students will analyze and interpret the sources provided in the DBQ handout.
2. Students will create a document to record their answers
3. Use RACE to construct your response to the post assignment question on page 1
4. For document #4, use this website for analysis and comparison: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/6-main-ideas-of-the-enlightenment/

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Kahoot's New Year's Challenge

Learning Target: Identify the Main Idea of a piece of Text
 
Task:
1. Students will complete the Kahoots find the Main Idea Challenge by Jan 4th.. Students with the top 2 scores (7th and 8th combined challenge) will be able to select a gift box prize from the website: https://www.hipkits.com/ Gift box selected must be $40 or less.
2. Students can only play once, so they must study and be prepared - review previous assignments on primary and secondary sources.
3. Students must sign into the Kahoots challenge with their first and last name ONLY. No abbreviated names. First and last name only.
4. Top 2 winners from the 7-8 grade challenge will be announced on Jan 5th during zoom classes. Top 2 winners must get permission from parents or guardians to have the prize sent to your home location.
 

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Construct a R.A.C.E. Response

Learning Target: Construct a RACE response from a primary/secondary source
 
Task: Students will complete the self-paced Nearpod assignment on constructing a RACE response. When students are complete, they will click the turn-in button on the assignment in google classroom. 
 
Nearpod Codes:
8A: W2KXL
8B: EUWQA

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Construct a R.A.C.E. Response

Learning Target: Construct a RACE response from a primary/secondary source
 
Task: Students will complete the self-paced Nearpod assignment on constructing a RACE response. When students are complete, they will click the turn-in button on the assignment in google classroom.
 
Nearpod Codes:
8A: W2KXL
8B: EUWQA

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Proclamation of 1763 Reading Assignment

Learning Target: Explain how the Proclamation of 1763 impacted colonist desire for acquiring more land

Task: Students will read the assignment and answer the quiz questions.  Be prepared to go over in class on Friday.

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Analyze Maps: Consequences of the French & Indian War

Learning Target: Explain the consequences of the French and Indian war analyzing land claims before and after the war
 
Background: Our studies informed us that the French and Indian War in North America began in 1754 and ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
Interpret the maps to determine how the French and Indian War impacted European land claims in North America.

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Weekly Review: Determine Timeline Span and Interval

Learning Targets:
- Determine Span in years of a timeline
- Determine the interval of a timeline
 
Task.
Students will create a document on the google classroom assignment for this Weekly Review and record their answers. 

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Holiday Primary and Secondary Source Game Gift Challenge

Learning Target: Determine primary and secondary source
 
Task:
1. Students will complete the Kahoots primary and secondary source game gift challenge by Dec 11th.  Students with the top 3 scores (7th and 8th combined challenge) will be able to select a gift box prize from the website: https://www.hipkits.com/  Gift box selected must be $40 or less. 
2. Students can only play once, so they must study and be prepared - review previous assignments on primary and secondary sources.
3. Students must sign into the Kahoots challenge with their first and last name ONLY.  No abbreviated names.  First and last name only.
4. Top 3 winners from the 7-8 grade challenge will be announced on 14 Dec during zoom classes.  Top 3 winners must get permission from parents or guardians to have the prize sent to your home location.
 
Game PIN: 07900666

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Analyze & Interpret A Map Practice

Learning Target: Students will analyze and interpret a map to identify locations
 
Task: Students will use the internet to assist them in interpreting and analyzing a map to determine locations of different countries.
 
Students will record their answers on a google document in google classroom and click turn-in when complete.

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Construct A R.A.C.E. Response

Learning Target: Construct a RACE response from a primary/secondary source
 
Task: Students will complete the self-paced Nearpod assignment on constructing a RACE response.  When students are complete, they will click the turn-in button on the assignment in google classroom.
 
Nearpod Codes:
PCLC 8A - MWPGI
PCLC 8B - CSR65

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Practice: Placing Events on a Timeline

Learning Target: Analyzing and Interpreting Timelines
 
Task:  Students will complete the worksheet and record their answers on google classroom.
 
 

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Break Project: Civics and Governance

Learning Target: Explain the roles of the 3 branches of government.
Task:
1: Students will complete the NearPod assignment: Code- FCSYH
2. Students will complete the enrichment exercise by completing the ducksters.com reading on Checks and Balances
3. Take the quiz at the end of the reading on Checks and Balances and record your answers by creating a google doc.
4. Click the turn-in button when complete
 

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Review: Determine intervals and span of timelines

Learning Targets:
Analyze and interpret a Timeline
Determine the span of a Timeline
Determine the interval of a Timeline
Task:
1. Students will view the video for review.
2. Students will review the nearpod assignment - Code: HALQ4
3. Students will complete the practice sheet.
4. Create a google document, record your answers, and turn-in.
5. A review video is also available 
 

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Reading: Slave Life

Learning Target: Explain how the practice of race-based slavery led to the forced migration of Africans to the American colonies.
Task:
1. Students will read the story on slave life and complete the questions.
2. Students will conduct a RACE response to the page
3 writing prompt that is highlighted in yellow

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Study Island Weekly Quizzes

Students were assigned their weekly quiz on study island.  Quiz must be completed by Monday.  Students were given the opportunity to review the study island lesson before taking the quiz.
 
Task: Complete weekly quiz

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AH & WH Nearpod Weekly Quiz - 13 Nov

Students started a  weekly quiz on nearpod on Friday.  Students were given their self-paced codes and extra time to complete.
 
NearPod codes per class.
8A - ZNTEL
8B - CZNHQ
7A - VJK4F
7C - Q7CEH

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Reading: A Historical View of Slavery

Learning Target:  Explain how the practice of race-based slavery led to the forced migration of Africans to the American colonies.
 
Task. 
1. Students will read the worksheet handout and complete the matching and fill in the blank questions.
2. Create a word doc in google classroom to record answers and turn-in on google classroom.

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Electoral College Presidential Tracker and Tally Activity

Learning Target: Explain the Electoral College
 
Final results will most likely not be available on Nov 3 unless it is a blow-out election.
 
Task:
1) Students will use the hand outs to track who wins the Presidential Election. 
2) At home, print of the sheets
3) Students will check the news for two weeks and fill out the tally sheet using the electoral college map provided
4) Students will create a document on google classroom and record the final electoral college vote for each candidate and identify the winner
 
 

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Mercantilism

Learning Target:
- Explain Mercantilism
 
Task: Students will read the material on mercantilism, and answer the questions from the text. Create a google document and record your answers.

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When World's Meet

Learning Target: Describe how cultures interact through exchanging of foods.
 
Task: Students will create a menu from exploring the different types of foods that were exchanged between the Old World and the New World.
 
This is a project assignment.

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Electoral College

Learning Target: Explain the Electoral College
 
Task: Students will use the graphic aid as a guide to take notes during class on Monday, 2 November.  Create a document, record your answers and turn-in your answers.
 
Students will submit their answers on google classroom

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Review: Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Target: Contrast and Analyze between Primary and Secondary Sources
 
Hint: Primary sources are the original or the original thing.
 
Task: Students will create a document and record their answers.

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Common Literature Reading

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret Sources
Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
 
Task:
1- Students will log on and register for Common Literature - Go to: www.commonlit.org/en/enroll and enter the code - K4NJQ3 Class is American History 2020-2021
2- Students will read the text and answer the questions.
3- Students MUST USE RACE to answer the written prompt for FULL CREDIT.

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Practice: Analyze and Interpret a Timeline

Learning Target: Interpreting and Analyzing Timelines Reading timelines is a crucial social studies skill. 
 
Task: Students will create a document on google classroom and record their answers for this assignment.

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Construct A R.A.C.E. Response

Learning Target: Construct a Response Using R.A.C.E.
 
Task: Students will complete the self-paced Near Pod assignment. Access Code: ISZFP

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World Explorer Reading Assignment

Learning Target: Analyze and Interpret Sources
- Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- Literacy Standard CSS ELA-Literacy RH 6-8.6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Tasks:
1- Students will log on and register for Common Literature - Go to: www.commonlit.org/en/enroll and enter the code - K4NJQ3. Class is American History 2020-2021
2- Students will read the text and answer the questions.
3- Students MUST USE RACE to answer the written prompt for FULL CREDIT.

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European Exploration of North America

Learning Target: Explain the reasons for the exploration and colonization of North America by Europeans
 
Students will read the assignment and answer the questions.  This reading assignment gives students an overview of why Europeans explored the Americas and reinforces study island lessons.
 

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Interpreting and Analyzing Timeline Practice

Learning Target: Interpreting and Analyzing Timelines
 
Reading timelines is a crucial social studies skill.  Being able to interpret cause and effects and sequence of human actions, students can gain understanding of the evolution of historical events, patterns, and causes.
 
Task: Students will create a document on google classroom and record their answers for this assignment.

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Interpreting and Analyzing Timeline Review Practice

Learning Target: Interpreting and Analyzing Timelines
 
Reading timelines is a crucial social studies skill.  Being able to interpret cause and effects and sequence of human actions, students can gain understanding of the evolution of historical events, patterns, and causes.
 
Task: Students will create a document on google classroom and record their answers for this assignment.
 
 

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Bias in Sources

Learning Targets:
1- Explain Bias
2- Identify Bias in Sources Instructions.
 
Students will engage the near pod assignment on Bias and provide their answers.
 
NearPod Self-Paced pass word: 6V7U9

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Practice Interpreting Sources

Learning Target: Interpreting Sources
 
Instructions. Students will analyze and interpret the sources in the attached document using the framework questions explained.
 
Task: Create a google document to record your answers, and turn-in here on google classroom.
 
Interpreting Framework Questions. Questions to ask when interpreting sources.
1. Author’s Purpose and Audience. – What is the author's purpose and who’s the audience
2. Main Idea – What is the message the author is trying to say
3. Point of View – What is the point of view being presented
4. Credibility – Is the source credible? (reliability - can it be trusted; and accuracy - how accurate is the information). You can research the internet to find more about the subject in the source document

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Near Pod self-paced review practice

Learning Targets:
* I Can contrast Primary sources from Secondary Sources
* I Can describe and explain events through the perspectives of those living at the time.
* I Can explain what a fact is
* I Can explain what an opinion is
* I can explain what Bias means
 
Instructions: Students will complete the self-paced NearPod assignments using the access codes below. Assignments are reinforcement activities to help students master vocabulary and concepts.
 
Students will go to nearpod.com.join
 
Access codes:
Assignment 1: FDRBL
Assignment 2: QEHJD

Due:

Zoom Breakout Room Discussion: Contrast Primary and Secondary Source Practice

Learning Target: Contrast Primary and Secondary Sources.
 
When/Where: Sept 16 Thurs Zoom Breakout Room Discussion. Students will use the attachment to guide their discussion on primary and secondary sources. Students will be able to SHARE THEIR SCREEN using the attachment.
 
Task: Students will work in a breakout room to analyze and discuss three questions on contrasting between primary and secondary sources. Students will take notes on their discussion. Students will construct their responses from these discussions and turn-in their answers in google classroom.
 
Google Classroom Instructions:
1) Create a google doc and put name on document
2) Construct your responses
3) Turn-in your answers

Due:

Student Reflections

Learning Target: Students explain and summarize what they liked or didn't like about the first full week of remote learning.
 
Task: Create a word doc on google classroom (see the assignment) and relate your experience on remote learning according to the learning target.

Due:

Contrast Primary and Secondary Source Practice

Learning Target: Contrasting Primary and Secondary Sources.
 
Instructions. More practice at contrasting between primary and secondary sources. Note the characteristics of a source of a primary or secondary source: written form versus an object - something physical you can touch, audio, film, picture, etc.
 
Tasks: What to do on the google classroom site to turn-in this assignment
1-Create a google document in the panel to your right and record your answers from the homework practice sheet. If you don't see it, look for a create tab, scroll down the options until you see "docs". When you click on docs, a new window will open with the document.
2-Put your name and date on the google doc with your answers.
3-When you are done, click the turn-in button on the google document in the top right of the page and submit your answers. (DO NOT CLICK ON THE SHARE BUTTON)
 
Email me (dshirley@phoenixclc.org) if you have any questions or send a chat on this assignment page.

Due:

Contrasting Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Target: Contrasting Primary and Secondary Sources.
 
Background: Studying history requires students to know the difference between primary and secondary sources. Primary sources are actual historical elements which give us who are alive today a look at the past which has influenced the present. Secondary sources tell us about the past from studying historical events and artifacts, and analyzing those events and artifacts for the why behind past events and human activity.
 
Tasks:
1-Students will review the video below from class.
2-Create a google document in the panel to your right and record your answers from the homework practice sheet. If you don't see it, look for a create tab, scroll down the options until you see "docs". When you click on docs, a new window will open with the document.
3-Put your name and date on the google doc with your answers.
4-When you are done, click the turn-in button on the google document in the top right of the page and submit your answers.
 

Due:

Tips to Learning and Working From Home

Learning Target: Summarize and Explain the 4 principles of learning and working from home.
 
Hey guys, we don't know when we will return to the classroom. I need you all to view the video and take the quiz attached. At least for the first 5 weeks, we will be learning from home. School is in session and we need to get organized and mentally ready to learn from home. Take this seriously and be ready for class on Tuesday. This assignment will be your first graded quiz for the quarter. Suspense to complete the quiz is by next Friday.
 
Video LInk: https://youtu.be/FH7xVQQTmFM