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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: Our unit about Ancient Egypt has just concluded. We will now be learning about Ancient Greece. Lessons will cover information about geography, epics, religion, achievements, daily life, and much more. Mythology is always a favorite!



8th: We have concluded our unit about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Units of study will now focus on the three branches of government. The Judicial Branch will be the first one we will study. Students will first learn about the Supreme Court, how cases work their way up the court system, and about landmark cases. There will also be lessons about juries.









Homework Pencil Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class

Monday, April 24

7th: no HW

8th: read pages 206-215 and answer the following: Why do we have political parties? What are general and primary elections, and how are they similar and different? How do campaigns operate? If you come across an unfamiliar word, write down the word and definition.

Tuesday, April 25

7th: Greek Architecture WS. Scroll down to Greek Architecture to find links to help you answer the questions.

8th: no HW

Wednesday, April 26

7th: no HW. Extra credit option- tomorrow we will be walking around downtown Edgartown to find columns made in Greek styles. You can bring a device to take pictures and then create a photo collage for extra credit. Collage must be turned in by Monday, May 1.

8th: no HW, no class today due to 1/2 day schedule

Thursday, April 27

7th: no HW. Extra credit photo collage must be turned in by Monday, May 1. There are some links in "Presentations" that you can use to create a collage.

8th: no HW, no class today due to 1/2 day schedule


Friday, April 28

7th: Extra credit due on Monday. Quiz on Greek drama, architecture, and art on Monday.

8th: no HW

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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.


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 Greece
BrainPop- Homer
Learn about Homer, the man who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey (don't forget to sign in!).
Ancient Greece-BBC Site
Site that includes activities and information about the Ancient Greeks.
Ancient Olympics- BBC Site
Includes activities that help you learn more about the games.
Greek Gods
Learn about Greek gods, goddesses, and myths.

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!

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

Judicial Branch
Court Quest
In Court Quest, people from around the country need your help to navigate our court system. Listen carefully to each case, so you can guide them to the right place!
BrainPop- U.S. Court System
You will need to enter the username and password to access this video.
Arguement Wars
Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins!
Supreme Court Cases
Learn about Supreme Court decisions that changed the interpretation of different laws.
We the Jury
Have fun deciding a tough case while learning about what jurors discuss in the deliberation room. Choose from different civil cases, analyze evidence, weigh testimony, and use the right arguments to reach a fair and impartial verdict.

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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