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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...

7th: We are currently learning about Ancient Greece! We have learned about the geography and government of this area and have mny more topics to cover, including religion, architecture, acheievements, and more!


 

8th: We are currently learning about Civics for the remainder of the year. We have learned about the Judicial branch and voting/political parties so far. The Executive branch is our current focus, and then we will learn about the Legislative branch. Students will also learn how to debate and what their civic duties are as citizens.

 

 


 

Calendar

 

 

 

Homework Pencil Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class

Tuesday, May 26

7th: notebooks will be collected tomorrow. Empreror Time Line WS (both sides) due tomorrow. 

8th: Bill S.744 WS due on Thursday. 


Wednesday, May 27

7th: final draft of Emperor graphicorganizer is due tomorrow

8th: Bill S.744 WS due tomorrow 


Thursday, May 28

7th: read and take notes on pages 326-328

8th: Field trip money is due tomorrow! Finish Immigration Debate WS. 


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November 3, 2014
Empire Questions.pdf

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October 8, 2014
8th Grade Blog Information & Expectations

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September 5, 2014
7th grade information.pdf

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September 5, 2014
8th grade information.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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September 9, 2013
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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Moby!
 



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.
Audio
Listen to the book via your computer, or download to a portable device.

Constitution
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.
Sortify
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!

Cabinet
President Obama's Cabinet
Links are available for each department from this site.
The President's Cabinet (Ben's Guide)
General information about the Cabinet and brief descriptions about each department.

Bill S.744

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
Learn about the art, religion, daily life and more on this BBC site.
Gladiators
Dress a gladiator for battle in the Roman arena of death. Your choice of weapons and armor will decide whether or not he is victorious.
Dig it Up!
On the right hand side of the page, click on the "Dig it Up" link and put your archeology skills to the test!
Death in Rome
Be a Roman sleuth - use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a mysterious death.

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.
GeoGuessr
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!!!
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!

Greek Architecture
Acropolis
Explore the Acropolis and build your own temple.
Acropolis Exprience
Take a 3D tour of the Parthenon

Legislative Branch
Kids in the House
The U.S. House of Representatives plays an important role in the United States government. Learn more about its Members, responsibilities, and history through these lessons and activities.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
A brief summary of the process can be found here.
Represent Me!
In Represent Me!, you work as a legislator trying to meet the needs of your constituents.

Presentations
Cartoon Creator 1
An easy way to create one, three or six-panel cartoons.
Animoto
Use code provided to create an account.
Add a Sound
Find sounds/sound effects to jazz up a presentation
Glogster
Use Glogster to make digital, interactive posters.
FlipSnack
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.
Music
Need music for a presentation? Must download song first. This is free music.
PowToon
Create your own account.
PicMonkey
Free tool to create collages.
Prezi
Zooming presentation editor.
Wordle
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.
Weebly
Sign in to create and update your website.

Puzzle Creator

Washington, D.C.

White House
Daily life of the President
Take a peak into the daily life of President Obama
White House Tour
Take an interactive tour of the White House

Writing a Letter to a Government Official

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.
BrainPOP
Short animated movies about people, places, events, and idea. Try the quiz out at the end of the movie and test your knowledge!
EasyBib
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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