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8th Grade Social Studies

Note:  The dates shown are the dates assignments are assigned; as a rule each
is due the next school day.  Additionally, pages listed represent only where
an assignment starts.  Students are expected to continue through the
assignment to the end and generally will have to work on the next page or pages.

"**" denotes a worksheet was given

9/9/15  **Parent Letter
9/10/15  **US Map 
9/11/15   US Map due on 9/14/15

9/14/15  States test on Friday (no list of name).  The test on other U.S. geographic            
features (rivers, cities, etc). on Monday, where the map will show proper dots (cities) and 
lines (rivers) and a list of names will be provided.
9/15/15  Test on Friday
9/16/15  extra credit:  Watch at least one hour of the Republican Presidential debate and 
write 2/3 of a page of "affective" summary (just to show me you watched) (5 pts.)
9/17/15  Test on the U.S. States tomorrow
9/18/15  States Test today; Rivers, Cities, Mountains, etc. on Monday

9/21/15  Timberland Regional Library lectures on research skills and sites (Cancelled)
9/22/15  GSS; no homework
9/23/15  Outline from text Sections 1.1-1.3 (2/3 page); then summarize the maps on pp 4, 5 
(1/2 page) Due tomorrow.
9/24/15  GGS & The Columbian Exchange
9/25/15  GGS & The Columbian Exchange

9/28/15  DUE WED:  Notes (1-2 pp) on Sections 1.4-1.7
9/29/15  Notes (1-2 pp) on Sections 1.4-1.7
9/30/15  Notes (1 p) on Sections 1.8-1.10
10/1/15  Notes (1 p) on Sections 1.11-1.13
10/2/15  No new homework

10/5/15  Explorers Project (Note due Wednesday)
10/6/15  Notes Sections 2.1-2.1; due at period's end on Thursday (no class Wed.)
10/7/15  No class
10/8/15  Note from 2.1-2.2 due; quiz tomorrow.  Explorer selection and initial research
10/9/15  No new homework (project research?)

10/12/15  Notes 2.3-2.4 due Wednesday
10/13/15  COW project research; notes 2.3-2.4; Extra Credit:  Watch the Democratic          
Presidential Debate and write 2/3 page summary on your impressions  
10/14/15  TRL database presentation;  Notes 2.5-2.7 due Friday
10/15/15  Notes due Monday (no school Friday)

10/19/15  South America Map due Friday 10/23
10/20/15  COW day:  South America Map Test Thursday 10/29
10/21/15  South America photos:  Notes on Sections 3.1-3.2 due at end of period on Thur.
10/22/15  Quiz on 3.1-3.2 tomorrow; S. America Map due tomorrow
10/23/15  No new homework; project work ongoing

10/26/15  Notes 3.3-3.5 due tomorrow 
       South America Map Test on Thursday for Periods 1, 2, 3; Friday for Period 6
10/27/15  No new homework; quiz on 3.3-3.5
10/28/15  No new homework; quiz on 3.3-3.5 (different classes)
10/29/15  6th Period Map Test (Periods 1-3 tomorrow)

11/2/15  Notes 4.1-4.3 
11/3/15  Notes 3.6-3.7 due end of Wed class
11/4/15  Explorers Project due on Friday
11/5/15  Project due tomorrow:  Notes on 3.8-3.9 due at end of Friday period
11/6/15  Notes 3.8-3.9 due; orals assigned

11/9/15  Notes 3.10-3.11 (Quiz on 3.8-3.9)
11/10/15  Project orals; quiz on 3.10-3.11; no new homework
11/12/15  Orals; notes 4.4-4.6 due tomorrow
11/13/15  Colonies project introduced; parent note

11/16/15  Quiz given 4.4-4.6
11/17/15  Colonies Project research
11/18/15  Colonies Project research

11/19/15  Notes 4.7-4.9  
11/20/15  No new work

11/23/15  North America Map (due Wednesday)
11/24/15  Notes 4.10-4.11 LESS than 1 page, due Wednesday
11/25/15  Notes & NA Map due; no homework (other than Colony Project)

11/30/15  Notes 4.12-4.13 
          TEST on Explorers (open notes) on Tuesday 12/8/15
12/1/15  COW day for Colony Project (due next Thurs.);  Expository Writing Rubrics passed 
               (same as whole 8th Grade), focusing on basic grammar.
12/2/15  Notes 5.1-5.3 due tomorrow (substantive)
12/3/15  Quiz 5.1-5.3; colony project COW tomorrow; 
12/4/15  COW research & collaboration (project due next Thursday)

12/7/15  Notes 5.4-5.6; Explorers test in one week, 12/14/15
12/8/15  Chapter 5 Study Guide*** due Friday, along with notes 5.7-5.9; Tomorrow reserved  
               for project finishing
12/9/15  Colony project due tomorrow
12/10/15  Note 5.7-5.9 & Study Guide due tomorrow
         TEST on North America Map on Thursday 12/17/15
         TEST on Explorers on Monday 12/14 (open notes)
12/11/15  Quiz; Review for Monday's Explorers Test

12/14/15  Explorers Test; study for N. America Map test
12/15/15  Notes 6.1-6.3 
12/16/15  Quiz 6.1-6.3; notes 6.4-6.5 due Friday; Map test tomorrow 
12/17/15  N.America Map Test; notes 6.4-6.5 due tomorrow
12/18/15  Quiz on notes; no homework


1/4/16  Notes 6.6-6.7
1/5/16  Quiz on 6.6-6.7; Notes 7.1-7.3 For 7.2 & 7.3 set up two columns on a sheet of paper,      
labelled Americans and British.  Put advantages in the upper half, disadvantages below.  Due 
tomorrow.
1/6/16  Quiz on 7.1-7.3 (bring books tomorrow)
1/7/16  Translate into modern middle school English the list of the "King's crimes" which 
dominates the Declaration of Independence (due tomorrow)
1/8/16  Finish Declaration of Independence translation into middle school English

1/11/16  Notes 7.4-7.5 
1/12/16  Notes 7.6-7.7 due Thursday; e.c. State of the Union speech
1/13/16  Europe Map due Tuesday
1/14/16  extra credit on Republican debate
1/15/16  Notes 7.8-7.9 plus map questions on pp 98-99; also Europe Map (all due Tuesday)
          TEST ON CHAPTERS 4-7 ON TUESDAY 1/26/16

1/19/16  Notes 8.1-8.3; Test in one week.
1/20/16  Review for test; notes due tomorrow
1/21/16  Quiz 8.1-8.3; Notes 8.4-8.5; test review
1/22/16  Notes due Tues.; Test on Tues.

1/25/16  Test tomorrow on Chapters 5-7; notes 8.4-8.5 due tomorrow
1/26/16  Test Part 1 given; Part 2 tomorrow;  Notes 8.6-8.7 due Thursday 1/28
1/27/16  Part 2; Notes 8.6-8.7 due tomorrow
1/28/16  Notes 8.8-8.9 due tomorrow

2/1/16   Notes 8.10-8.11
2/2/16  Constitution Packet (15 pts) due 2/9/16
2/3/16  Constitution Packet
2/4/16  Packet continued
2/5/16  Packet (discussed electoral college w/ graphics)

2/8/16  Packet due tomorrow; Notes 8.12-8.13 due tomorrow
2/9/16  Notes 9.1-9.3 due Thurs.
2/10/16  Notes 9.4-9.5 due at end of Thurs. (9.1-9.3 due upon arrival)
2/11/16  no homework given
2/12/16  no new homework

2/17/16  Notes 9.6-9.7; introduce argumentative essay
2/18/16  Amendments (but essay not assigned yet)
2/19/16  Essay topic given; write in class next week

2/22/16  Begin argumentative essay; due Wed
2/23/16  Argumentative essay
2/24/16  Notes 9.8-9.9; Europe Map Test on 3/8/16
2/25/16  Notes 10.1-10.3
2/26/16  Notes 10.4-10.5

2/29/16  Notes 10.6-10.7
3/1/16  Landmark Supreme Court Cases (no homework)
3/2/16  Notes 11.1-11.3 due Friday; Europe Test (countries only) Tues.
3/3/16  Notes 11.1-11.3 due tomorrow; introduce Landmark Cases
3/4/16  Landmark Cases assigned and researched for Monday presentation

3/7/16  Begin presentations; Europe Map (countries only) Test Wed.
3/8/16  Europe Test tomorrow;  presentation continue; Notes 11.4-11.5 due Thurs
3/9/16  Europe Countries Test
3/10/16  Notes 11.6-11.7.
3/11/16  Europe physical geography & cities Test on Wed. 3/16

3/14/16  Notes 11.8-11.9 (Europe test Wed)
3/15/16  Presentations
3/16/16  Europe Map test II; Next Amendment Project Introduced (parent letter)
3/17/16  Research Next Amendment
3/18/16  Next Amendment (COW)

3/21/16  Next Amendment; Notes 12.1-12.2 due Wednesday
3/22/16  Next Amendment
3/23/16  Notes 12.3-12.4 due Friday
3/24/16  Next Amendment (last full class day except Wed. 3/31)
3/25/16  Quiz 12.3-12.4; no new homework

3/28/16  CBA pre-write (no new homework; Amendment Project due 3/31)
3/29/16  CBA finish
3/30/16  Finish Amendment project; due upon arrival tomorrow
3/31/16  OHS counselors
4/1/16   No new homework

4/11/16  Notes 12.5-12.7 (for quiz only a 3"x 3" square of notes)
4/12/16   Notes 12.8-12.9 (again, 3"x 3" square for the quiz)
          Comprehensive Constitution Test on Friday, 4/22/16
4/13/16  Notes 12.10-12.11
4/14/16  No new homework (guest speaker)
4/15/16  Constitution Review

4/18/16  Constitution Review (rights) - test Friday 
4/19/16  Constitution Review (House vs. Senate)
4/20/16  Constitution Review (Landmark Court Cases)
4/21/16  Constitution Test Part I (no notes, no book) tomorrow
         Part II on TUESDAY (no notes, but access to Constitution)
4/22/16  Notes 13.1-13.3

4/25/16  Notes 13.4-13.5 due Wednesday
4/26/16  Notes due tomorrow; Test Part II
4/27/16  Notes 13.6-13.10 due Friday (finish test tomorrow)
4/28/16  Notes 13.6-13.10 
4/29/16  One page that analyzes the maps on pp 182, 183, comparing North to South
                due Monday

5/2/16  Begin Group Project: Chapters 14-16 (assign "core" and "chapter" groups)

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