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The Movie “Glory!” in US History

Parent/Guardian:

From May 25th-29th, after 8B US History students have completed their final exam, all periods will spend their history class viewing, discussing, and analyzing the historical drama Glory to wrap up 8th grade US History and more specifically, the Civil War.   Glory is based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, a Union officer in the Civil War. The film focuses on the Massachusetts 54th regiment, the first all-black volunteer company, and how they battled the prejudices of both their own Union army and the Confederates. Please see below for applicable TEKs, state standards used to outline the 8th grade history curriculum.

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English – End of Cycle 6 Info

No late work will be accepted after this Friday, May 18. No incompletes will be given this Cycle. Please check gradespeed to ensure that you have turned in all assignments.

Vocabulary.com: All Vocabulary.com assignments must be complete and, if NOT completed on time, a pink slip must be turned in by Friday, May 18 in order to receive credit for that assignment.

The character map for TKAM is due Friday, May 18. This assignment will NOT be accepted late. **Extra Credit will be given if turned in by Thursday.**

The students are completing an in-class group project on TKAM. The instruction sheet for this assignment was provided to students last week. We will spend most of our finals period working on this. The projects will be presented, either in front of the class or as a gallery walk, during the 2nd English finals period (Wed/Thurs). This assignment will NOT be accepted late.

The last TKAM quiz (covering chapters 21-31) will be on Friday, May 18. Students who score(d) less than an 80% on any of the TKAM quizzes may complete test corrections to receive up to an 80%. I will be available after school on Thursday, May 17 for test corrections for the TKAM quiz over chapters 1-9 or chapters 10-20. See me to get put on the TEAM Time list for finals week for test corrections for the TKAM quiz over chapters 21-31.

Late Work for 8B

The last day to turn in late or missing work for 8B for the 6th six weeks is Friday May 18th. Any work not turned in by Friday will result in a zero.

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US History – Unit 9 (Agendas, Materials, Etc.)

Unit 9 is titled “Civil War and Reconstruction”. It is our LAST unit in 8th grade US History. Both Unit 8 and Unit 9 will be combined and tested over as their final exam. *Friendly reminder: final exams do NOT have test corrections.* 

Unit 9 Quizlet (Vocabulary)

STAAR

BrainPop – Civil War

BrainPop – Reconstruction

BrainPop – Abraham Lincoln

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    Password: dekalb

 

Agenda

4/31 and 5/1 (Monday/Tuesday) 

Objective: Introduce students to the events of the civil war.

Agenda: Check Unit 9 Vocabulary, 9A notes, Document analysis of Jefferson v. Lincoln, Comparing Union v. Confederacy

Homework: Olympic Training Sheet #1-5, Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz next Monday/Tuesday

 

5/2 and 5/3 (Wednesday/Thursday)

Objective: Talk about the Battles of the Civil War

Agenda: 9B notes, Unit 9 Maptivity, work on Olympic Training Sheet

Homework: Olympic Training Sheet #15-20, Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz next Monday/Tuesday

 

5/4 (Friday) 

Objective: Introduce Reconstruction

Agenda: 9C notes, Olympic Training Sheet

Homework: Olympic Training Sheet #25-30, Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz next Monday/Tuesday

 

5/7 and 5/8 (Monday/Tuesday) 

Objective: Quiz over Unit 9 and begin to review for US History STAAR

Agenda: Unit 9 Vocabulary quiz and STAAR review

Homework: #31-36 of Olympic Training Sheet

 

5/9 and 5/10 (Wednesday/Thursday) 

Objective: STAAR review

Agenda: STAAR Olympics

Homework: #37-42 of Olympic Training Sheet

 

5/11 (Friday) 

Objective: STAAR Review

Agenda: STAAR Olympics

Homework: Finish Training Sheet due on Monday

US History – Unit 8 Agenda (materials, resources, etc.)

Unit 8 is titled “Causes for the Civil War”. We will be moving through Unit 8 very quickly, so it is extremely important the students are keeping up with their work.

Unit 8 Vocabulary Link

Civil War Causes BrainPop

Unit 8 Five Alives 2017-2018

 

Agenda: 

April 18th/19th, 2018 (Wednesday/Thursday)

Objective: Students will present their Gr8 Election project & will be introduced to Unit 8

Agenda: Present Gr8 Election Portfolio, Begin section 1 and 2 of Unit 8 Five Alive

Homework: 15.1 and 15.2 and of Five Alive Due Friday, Unit 8 Vocabulary quiz on next Friday (4/27)

 

April 20, 2018 (Friday) 

Objective: Students will identify the significance of sectionalism in the 1800s.

Agenda: Unit 8 Vocab will be handed out, 8A notes will  be read, Begin Mapping Sectionalism Activity

Homework: Section 15.3 and 15.4 of Five Alive due Monday/Tuesday, Unit 8 Vocab quiz next Friday (4/27)

 

April 23/24, 2018 (Monday/Tuesday)

Objective: Students will analyze the causes of the civil war.

Agenda: Prepare of a Socratic Seminar – Who is at fault for starting the Civil War – The Northerners or the Southerners?

Homework: Section 16.2 and 17.1 of Five Alive due Wednesday/Thursday, Unit 8 Vocab quiz Friday (4/27)

 

April 25/26, 2018 (Wednesday/Thursday) 

Objective: Students will analyze the causes of the civil war.

Agenda: Socratic Seminar – Who is at fault for starting the Civil War – the Northerners or the Southerners?

Homework: Section 17.1 and 17.4 of Five Alive ~ Full Five Alive due Friday (4/27), Unit 8 Vocab quiz  Friday (4/27)

 

April 20, 2018 (Friday) 

Objective: Students will analyze the causes of the civil war.

Agenda: Turn in complete Five Alive, Take Unit 8 Vocab quiz, Hand out Unit 9 Five Alive

Homework: Section 15.3 and 15.4 of Five Alive due Monday/Tuesday, Unit 8 Vocab quiz next Friday (4/27)

 

English – Cycle 6 – To Kill A Mockingbird

PeTo Kill A Mockingbird book coverriods 1, 2, 4, and 5 are reading To Kill A Mockingbird as our end of year classic novel. I absolutely love this book, and I hope that the students love it as well.

In order to introduce the setting and situation of the novel, we watched two videos. If you were absent, please watch the two videos and complete the Cornell Notes on the Understanding Jim Crow Video. Here are the links to the videos:

  1. https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/video/understanding-jim-crow-setting-setting and 2. https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/video/hey-boo-segregation-and-civil-rights-kill-mockingbird

We will be reading most of the book in class, either teacher-led, in small groups, or individually. If you are absent or falling behind, I have several extra copies of the book for students to borrow. There are multiple audio versions available that you can find through a quick google search. Please let me know if you need the audio and are struggling to find it.

Homework for the week of 4/16:

Finish the IRB one-pager assignment that students worked on in class last Thursday/Friday  – due Friday, 4/20

Vocabulary.com: POMS ELA8 TKAM CH. 1-6- 2017 – due Sunday, 4/22 at 10 PM