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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

7th Grade: We have just begun to learn about Mesopotamia. While learning about ancient civilizations that once existed in the Fertile Crescent, students will be participating in the following simulation activity: "Assuming the rotating roles of ruler, general, priest, scribe, and artisan, students work in cooperative groups to gain Civilization Points and advance from nomadic tribe to empire. In addition, they react to Fate Cards that force strategic decisions and complete tasks (e.g., designing pottery, mapping, and writing in cuneiform) to learn about the key elements of civilization."

8th grade: Students are learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including taxes, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party. We will be examining primary sources throughout out lessons and look at different events from opposing viewpoints. As always, there will be many hands-on learning activities to reinforce ideas and facts.








Homework Pencil Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class

Monday, December 11

7th: Mesopotamia test on Wednesday

8th: Adams reflection and Declaration of Independence packet due tomorrow. Reflection prompt-

Both John and Abigail faced hardships throughout the American Revolution. In your opinion, who do you think had a more difficult experience (John working with Congress, or Abigail at home)? State your opinion and include three specific arguments/facts to prove your opinion.

7C: don't forget to bring in two bags of rice for the Red Stocking food drive! Wednesday is the deadline!!

Tuesday, December 12

7th: Mesopotamia test tomorrow

8th: Beginning of War and Declaration of Independence quiz tomorrow

7C: tomorrow is the last day to being in at least two boxes of rice for the Red Stocking Food Drive!

Wednesday, December 13

7th: Chapter 4, Section 1 ?1-4

8th: Chapter 7, Section 1 ?1-5

Thursday, December 14

7th: Map of Egypt (on big paper) and reflection questions due on Monday

8th: no HW

Friday, December 15

7th: Map of Egypt (on big paper) and reflection questions due on Monday. Goal check-in due on Monday.

8th: Goal check-in due on Monday.

Classroom Geo Bee qualifying rounds will take place on Thursday, December 21st.


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November 6, 2017
empire questions.pdf

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September 26, 2017
Artifact blueprint.pdf

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September 22, 2017
7th grade information.pdf

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September 22, 2017
8th grade information.pdf

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November 30, 2016
Empire Tasks.pdf

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September 8, 2016
8th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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September 8, 2016
7th 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.


American Revolution
Colonial Williamsburg
A great site about an amazing place. What did it take for America to earn its freedom? Learn about it here...
Culper Code Book
The Culper Code Book was used by the Culper spy ring to send coded messages to George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
Declaration of Independence
Information about the document, the signers and more.
Freedom Trail
Explore stops that can be found along the Freedom Trail.
Liberty's Kids
Play fun games about the Revolution, including people and events!
Liberty! Road to Revolution Game
Can you navigate your way to independence?
Mission US: 13 Colonies
You will have to register to play this game...

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!!!
Oregon Trail
As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).
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!

Learn about the Fertile Crescent and the civilizations that lived there. A great resource for the Empire questions and tasks!!!

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.
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
WordMint Puzzle Creator
See me for username and password.

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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