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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


What we are up to in Social Studies:

7th: we are now learning about the first civilizations that developed in Mesopotamia. Students are working in groups to establish an mighty civilization through the simulations "Empires". While participating in this simulation, students will learn about the characteristics that all civilizations share, the accomplishments and achievements of different groups that once existed in the Fertile Crescent, and how they struggled to survive, gather resources, and expand their territory.


8th: both classes are now learning about the events that will lead to the American Revolution and various people that were involved in these key events. Events that students will learn about include taxes and boycotts, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the creation and approval of the Declaration of Independence.










Homework Pencil Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class

Monday, December 5

7th: Empire questions 14-19 and a task are due by Friday.

8th: John & Abigail Adams blog- initial post by 8pm and comments/responses by 8am tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 6

7th: Empire questions 14-19 and a task are due by Friday.


8C: don't forget to bring in two cans of hearty soup for the Red Stocking Food Drive!

Wednesday, December 7

7th: Empire questions 14-19 and a task are due by Friday.

8th: Declaration of Independence WS

Thursday, December 8

7th: Empire questions 14-19 and a task are due tomorrow.

8th: Quiz tomorrow (beginning of war and the DOI). Chapter 7, Section 1 ?1-5 due on Monday.


See you at the holiday concert tonight!

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Friday, December 9

7th: All Empire questions and a task are due next Friday (12/16).

8th: Chapter 7, Section 1 ?1-5 due on Monday


8C: don't forget to bring in two cans of hearty soup for the Red Stocking Food Drive!


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November 30, 2016
Empire Tasks.pdf

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November 16, 2016
Empire Questions.pdf

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

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September 8, 2016
8th grade information.pdf

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September 8, 2016
7th grade information.pdf

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September 8, 2016
7th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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September 26, 2013
Artifact Blueprint.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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We FINALLY made it!


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.


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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!!!
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.
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
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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