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8th Grade American History

Course 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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Due:

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

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Current Week (10 - 14 May) Learning Targets

8th & 7th Grade Unit: Learning Fair
1) Create an information display showcasing student performance skills 

Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until sufficiently covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* Construct a presentation, video or display on a topic of student interest
 
8th & 7th Grade Unit: Portfolio
1) Create and prepare an information paper
2) Create and prepare a compare and contrast paper
 
Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until sufficiently covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* Construct an information paper
* Construct a compare and contrast paper

Last Week's (May 3 - 7) Learning Targets

8th and 7th Grade Unit: Cuturama
1) Raise student awareness about their culture
2) Educate the students about the similarities and differences amongst cultures of the world
 
Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until sufficiently covered.
 
Performance Tasks Expectation
* Organize and describe information about the history, economics, geography, and culture of a selected country
* Compare and contrast culture with their own culture of the United States of America
 
8th & 7th Grade Unit: Portfolio
1) Create and prepare an information paper
2) Create and prepare a compare and contrast paper
 
Learning tartets not covered will move to the following week until sufficiently covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* Construct an information paper
* Construct a compare and contrast paper

2021 Kahoot Spring Break Challenge

Spring challenge is here!  Students will go to google classroom to get the link for the Kahoot Spring Challenge.  Top two (2) scorers will be able to select a gift box prize from the link below.  Tie scorers will play in a run-off competition. Go to google classroom to get the challenge link.

Spring Break Packet Announcement

Mr. Shirley

7th and 8th Grade Social Studies

Phoenix Community Learning Center                                                                    dshirley@phoenixclc.org

March 18, 2021

Dear 7th and 8th Grade Students and Parents,

            Spring break is finally here!  Attached you will find the 7th or 8th grade social studies spring break packet.  The break packets are oriented around student analysis of primary and secondary documents, a critical social studies skill set.  These documents will require students to apply critical thinking skills.  So, please don’t rush through the assignments.  The reading packets will be part of the 3rd quarter grade (project grade) and is due by March online to the google classroom site.

            The 7th and 8th grade packets provide introductions on the topics and type of inquiry students will make in their content areas. 7th grade packet is an introduction to Islam, the next unit to be covered in class. The 8th grade packet helps students analyze the first ten amendments, The Bill of Rights.  Completion of these packets will enhance and sharpen student understanding, critical thinking, and appreciation for these topics since all of us are impacted by the effects of events in history associated with the content areas.

            The reading packets will be posted to the student google classroom sites.  All students need to do is open-up the assignment on google classroom. Here are the 2020 – 2021 social studies classroom site passwords:

- Class 8A: mrnv5di

- Class 8B: kjp3wp2

- Class 7A: ymydnt6

- Class7B: 3w2eq3k

Remember parents and students, the packets are due the first day back from break…NO EXCUSES!  I have included my email address above, so please feel free to contact me should you have questions

 

Stay safe and see you after the break.

NWEA MAP Assessments

NWEA Map Testing.  Parents, students have completed the NWEA Winter map testing.  Ask your student what their scores were compared to their MAP goals.  If you have any questions, you may contact any of your child's teachers. The NWEA Spring testing dates will be announced when known.

2021 New Year's Kahoots Challenge Winners!

- 1st Place: Ms. Kishanti Weathers (7th Grade) - 9,507 points
- 2nd Place: Mr. Jaron Twitty (8th Grade) - 9,366 points

Kahoot's New Years Challenge

Kahoot's New Year's Challenge is posted to google classroom. 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. Students can only play once.