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8th Grade Social Studies

1Note:  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

9/4/13  **Parent Letter
9/5/13  **US Map (due end of class on Fri.)

9/9/13  Notes:  1.1 - 1.3, as well as maps on pp 4, 5
9/10/13  Notes 1.4 - 1.6
9/11/13  Notes 1.7 - 1.9
9/12/13  Notes 1.10 - 1.13
9/13/13  No homework -  
      MAP TEST NEXT FRIDAY, 9/20, ON US STATES (ONLY, NO CITIES, ETC.)

9/16/13  Guns, Germs, Steel;  (Study for map test)
9/18/13  South America Map (due end of Thurs.)
9/19/13  South America Map 
9/20/13  Notes on 2.1 - 2.2 for quiz Monday

9/23/13  Notes:  2.3 - 2.4
9/24/13  No homework
      MAP TEST NEXT TUESDAY, 10/1, ON U.S. RIVERS, CITIES, MOUNTAINS, ETC.
9/25/13  GGS:  no homework
9/26/13  GGS:  no homework
9/27/13  Notes:  2.5 - 2.7

9/30/13  Study for Map Test
10/1/13  Map Test
10/2/13  Explorers Project introduced; parent note due Friday
10/3/13  GGS; parent note due
10/4/13  Finish GGS; draw explorer names; COW Mon. for research; Map Tues.

10/7/13  Research explorer; map test tomorrow (S. America)
10/8/13  Map test given;  Begin North America Map
10/9/13  Research; N. America map due end of period Thurs.; bring book
10/10/13  Finish North America Map
10/11/13  Notes on 3.1 - 3.3 for Monday quiz

10/14/13  Notes on 3.4 - 3.6
10/15/13  Notes on 3.7 - 3.11   
10/16/13  Canada Map (Test on Canada only 10/24 or 10/25)
10/17/13  "Basic Geography"; Canada

10/21/13  Study for Canada map test
10/22/13  Notes 4.1 - 4.4
10/23/13  Map test: Quiz on 4.1 - 4.4; Notes 4.5 - 4.7
10/24/13  Test & quiz but no homework
10/25/13  Notes 4.5 - 4.8

10/28/13  Project due tomorrow
10/29/13  Notes 4.9 - 4.13
10/30/13  The Seven Years War (videos)
10/31/13  Notes 5.1  - 5.2
11/1/13   Notes 5.3 - 5.4 

11/4/13  Presentations & Quiz; no homework
11/5/13  Presentations; COW tomorrow for Colonies Project
11/6/13  COW; Quiz on 5.5- 5.7 tomorrow
11/7/13  Colonies project work (for those not leaving for music)
11/8/13  minimum day - no (new) homework

11/12/13  Pretest; Latin North America Map Test next Tues. 11/19/13
11/13/13  COW (2nd Period Quiz on 5.5 - 5.7 tomorrow)
11/14/13  Worksheet on Navigation Acts:  Take notes and answer opening
          questions for a quiz tomorrow
11/15/13  Notes on 5.8 - 5.9

11/18/13  Map Test tomorrow
11/19/13  Test, presentations, no homework (except projects)
11/20/13  Notes 6.1 - 6.3
11/21/13  Quiz 6.1 - 6.3; COW tomorrow (last time)
11/22/13  COW (no homework, except projects)

11/25/13  Europe Map due Wed at end of period
11/26/13  Europe Map
      PROJECTS COMING DUE RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/27/13  Finish & turn in Europe Map; PROJECTS

12/2/13  Projects due tomorrow
12/3/13  Notes 6.4 - 6.5
12/4/13  Notes 6.6 - 6.7
12/5/13  REVIEW FOR EXPLORERS TEST TUESDAY, 12/10/13
12/6/13  Nelson Mandela

12/9/13  Review for explorers test
12/10/13  Test
12/11/13  Guest speaker
12/12/13  1) Number grievances in Dec.of Indep.(1-27)
          2) Rewrite each in kid-friendly language
          3) Prioritize top 5 (most egregious), last 5 (meaningless today)
12/13/13  Finish above

12/16/13  Notes 7.1 - 7.3
12/17/13  Notes 7.4 - 7.5
12/18/13  Notes 7.6 - 7.7
12/19/13  Notes 7.8 - 7.9
12/20/13  no homework, except study for chapter test
      TEST ON CHAPTERS 5-7 ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014

1/6/14  TEST NEXT TUESDAY:  review
1/7/14  Notes 8.1 - 8.2
1/8/14  Notes 8.3 - 8.4
1/9/14  Notes 8.5 - 8.6
1/10/14  Notes 8.7 - 8.8

1/13/14  Test tomorrow; no homework
1/14/14  No homework 
1/15/14  Notes 8.9 - 8.10
1/16/14  Notes 8.11 - 8.13
1/17/14  Notes 9.1 - 9.3

1/21/14  EUROPE MAP TEST FRIDAY (countries & cities, no physical geography) 
1/22/14  Notes 9.4 - 9.5
1/23/14  Europe Map Test tomorrow 
1/24/14  Notes 9.6 - 9.7

1/27/14  Notes 9.8 - 9.9
1/28/14  Extra credit:  Write a one-page summary/reaction to the State of the
         Union message on T.V. tonight. (5 pts)
1/29/14  1 page summary of NY Times lead article "Executive Order May Be Only
         Option, but It Comes With Limits" 1/29/14
1/30/14  Notes - 10.1 - 10.3
1/31/14  Notes - 10.4 - 10.5

2/3/14  Notes - 106 - 10.7
2/4/14  Study for Europe geography test
2/5/14  Parent note for Constitutional Amendment Project
2/6/14  Class notes only; informative ditto (but not homework)
2/7/14  Africa Map (countries only)

2/10/14  Africa Countries due Tues
2/11/14  Africa Geography due Wed.
2/12/14  COW - amendment project research
2/13/14  Notes - 11.1 - 11.3
2/14/14  Notes - 11.4 - 11.5 (one-half page max!!)

2/19/14  COW day - Original amendment draft due Monday 2/24 (oral o.k.)
2/20/14  Surprise COW - no new homework
2/21/14  Notes - 11.6 - 11.7

2/24/14  COW - draft proposal of original amendment due
2/25/14  Notes - 11.8 - 11.9; work on proposed amendments
2/26/14  COW research only
2/27/14  No new homework - work on Amendments Project
2/28/14  No new homework - work on Amendments Project
      AFRICA COUNTRIES (ONLY) TEST NEXT FRIDAY 3/7/14

3/3/14  1/2 page notes on 12.1 - 12.3
3/4/14  12.4 - 12.6  
3/5/14  no homework - last COW day before project
3/6/14  no new homework - Africa Countries test tomorrow
3/7/14  Projects - last weekend

3/10/14  PROJECTS DUE WEDNESDAY -  Notes - 12.7 - 12.9
3/11/14  finish projects
3/12/14  PBS film on the War of 1812
3/13/14  War of 1813
3/14/14  War of 1814 (map test Monday)

3/17/14  Notes - 12.10 - 12.11
3/18/14  Notes - 13.1 - 13.3
3/19/14  Notes - 13.4 - 13.5
3/20/14  no new work
3/21/14  Notes - 13.6 - 13.7

3/24/14  No new work
3/25/14  quiz on 13.6 - 13.7 - no new notes
3/26/14  Asia Countries map due Friday
3/27/14  Notes - 13.8 - 13.10
3/28/14  Asia Physical Geography map (due Tues)

3/31/14  Asia map; Notes 14.1 - 14.3
3/32/14  OHS here today - no class
4/2/14   COW day for Landmark Case project (COW tomorrow)
4/3/14   COW today, not tomorrow - project due tomorrow at period's end
4/4/14   Landmark Case Projects turned in



4th Quarter:

4/14/14  Notes - 14.14 - 14.6  (minimum half page, BUT can't be used on quiz)
      CONSTITUTION TEST ON TUESDAY 4/22/14
4/15/14  no new work
4/17/14  Mideast Map due; review Constitution
4/16/14  14.7 - 14.8 notes & worksheet and quiz all on same day

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