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"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and our common humanity,  so that we can better face the future"

- Robert Penn Warren



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7th grade- Congrats to the Hittites in 7C and the Babylonians in 7F for creating the mightiest empires in their homerooms! We have now moved on to studying Ancient Egypt. Our first lessons will be about the geography of Egypt and how this landscape will influence this unique culture. Students will also learn about the religion, art, social structures, achievements, and much more, of the people of Ancient Egypt and Nubia. As always, there are links below to help with homework and fun activities.



8th Grade- We have wrapped up our studies on the American Revolution and also learned about the Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention. For the remainder of the year, students will be learning about civics, including the three branches of government. Our initial focus will be on forms of government, the Constitution itself, and the Bill of Rights. All 8th graders have a new book, titled Painless American Government. It is a paperback book that students can keep (which means they can write and highlight pages). A Kindle version is also available for $7.99 (book link








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November 2, 2015
Empire Questions.pdf

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September 8, 2015
7th grade information.pdf

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September 8, 2015
8th grade information.pdf

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September 8, 2015
7th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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November 13, 2013
Empire Tasks.pdf

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September 26, 2013
Artifact Blueprint.pdf

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September 9, 2013
8th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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November 28, 2012
Document Analysis Worksheet

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September 14, 2012
Guess the Artifact.pdf

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8th Grade Textbook Resources
8th Grade US History Textbook Reviews
On the left-hand side of the screen, click the blue arrow (next to the title "The World Before 1500"). Look at the list and choose the chapter you would like to review.
Listen to the book via your computer, or download to a portable device.

Do I Have a Right?
In Do I Have A Right?, you’ll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. You’ll need to decide whether potential clients “have a right,” and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You're going to have to!
Do I Have a Right? Bill of Rights Edition
In Do I Have A Right?: Bill of Rights, you run your own firm of lawyers specializing in the Bill of Rights.
Sort concepts of the U.S. government, including personal rights, the three branches, state powers, and the Supreme Court, into categories.
Which Founder Are You
Discover which founding father you are most like!

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Ancient Egypt
Build a Pyramid
Journey back four and a half thousand years to Egypt's Old Kingdom, to the Pyramid Age. As the vizier, or head of state, you are about to undertake the most important project of your career - the building of the king’s pyramid.
Daily Life
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Death in Sakkara- An Egyptian Adventure
Egypt, 1929. Journalist Charles Fox plunges into a darkly sinister world of intrigue, murder and mysticism in the hunt for a missing archaeologist.
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Research what the gods were responsible for in Ancient Egypt.
Mummy Maker
Make an error and the pharaoh can't move on to the afterlife. Complete the process perfectly and he will live forever in paradise.
Place this game that was popular in Ancient Egypt.
Tomb Adventure
There are other activities listed on this site the note about the game before playing,
Valley of the Kings video tours
Click on "Atlas of the Valley of the Kings" and watch mini movies about various tombs.

Geography & History Games
Cool Math Games
Fun way to learn about economics!
Ayiti: Cost of Life
What is it like to live in poverty, struggling every day to stay healthy, keep out of debt, and get educated? Find out now in this challenging role playing game created by the High School students in Global Kids with the game developers at Gamelab, in which you take responsibility for a family of five in rural Haiti.
Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world. From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.
Geography Games
A variety of geography games (like Geo Spy), brought to you by National Geographic
Geography Games 3
Even more geography games!!!
Nat Geo
Quiz to prep you for the Geo Bee!
The Ultimate U.S. Road Trip
It's summer, and that means it's time to take the ultimate road trip across the country! Travel through the United States, answering trivia questions and uncovering fun surprises along the way!

Cartoon Creator 1
An easy way to create one, three or six-panel cartoons.
Use code provided to create an account.
Add a Sound
Find sounds/sound effects to jazz up a presentation
Use Glogster to make digital, interactive posters.
Make a digital flip book. All your info must be in PDF format before loading it into the book.
How to Make a Flip Book
YouTube video to help you understand how to make a FlipSnack book.
Need music for a presentation? Must download song first. This is free music.
Use the code provided to you.
Free tool to create collages.
Zooming presentation editor.
Create a "cloud" of words. You can save it as a PDF image from the "print" button. Words become larger when they are entered multiple times.
Sign in to create and update your website.

Puzzle Creator

Recommended sites
7th Grade Quia Site
Study for tests and more!
8th Grade Quia Site
Review for tests and more.
CNN Student News
Keep up to date on the news and other current events.
BBC History for Kids
Learn about a variety of ancient cultures.
Short animated movies about people, places, events, and idea. Try the quiz out at the end of the movie and test your knowledge!
A quick and easy way to create a bibliography.
History Channel
The go-to place for everything related to history.
Political Cartoons
Check out political cartoons from the U.S. and around the world.

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