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US History -Unit 4 Test Review

Below are some helpful resources you can use to review for your Unit 4 exam! Please do not forget that two of the best resources for review are your notes (4A and 4B) as well as your Unit 4 Five Alive (referencing sections 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 in your textbook)

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Science – Week of Jan. 9

Components of the Universe Quiz – Fri. 13

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Math/Algebra – Cycle 4, Weeks 1-2

I hope everyone had a great winter break! Reminder for Math 8 students, the Fall Semester Review pathway on Think Through Math is active and is due next Monday night at midnight. These lessons are a review for the practice STAAR, which is on the early dismissal day on January 25th.

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English – Week of January 4-6

Welcome back! We will be reading Twelve Angry Men in class this six weeks. It is a drama centered on the deliberations phase of a jury. We will begin reading the week of January 9.

To prepare, we watched a video about jury service. If you missed watching this video in class, here is the link to watch: http://www.cookcountycourt.org/FORJURORS/JurorVideo.aspx

We also completed an anticipation guide to see if any of the student’s views change as they read the play. There is a vocabulary.com students should be completing to help students better understand the vocabulary that will be used in the play.

Students completed the IStation Middle of the Year assessment.

On Friday, students reviewed comma rules with a group activity.

Upcoming due dates:

  • Twelve Angry Men Anticipation Guide (if not finished in class) due Mon/Tues, Jan. 9/10
  • Vocabulary.com (Twelve Angry Men list) due Fri., Jan. 13
  • 4th Six Weeks Book Check (Genres: Mystery or Crime) on Fri., Jan. 13




Science – Week of Jan. 4

Welcome Back!! I hope you had a restful break.

Components of the Universe quiz – Friday Jan. 13

Wed/Thurs – Space KWL chart, Big Bang video, Components of the Universe PP and demonstration

HW: Finish questions # 1 – 11 from salt demonstration and PP

Fri – Check HW, Asteroids, comets, and meteors PP, notes, and venn diagram

HW: Astronomical objects crossword puzzle

Science – EXTRA extra credit

Watch the following episodes of the Cosmos with Neil Tyson DeGrasse. The shows are available on Nexflix and some are on YouTube.

Write a 2 – 3 sentence summary of each section of the video and turn in by Friday of that week.

Maximum of 30 points extra credit each six weeks.

Week of: Episode: Title:
Jan 9 1 Standing up in the Milky Way:

Discover Earth’s “cosmic address” and meet Renaissance Italy’s Giordano Bruno, who had an epiphany about the infinite expanse of the universe.

Jan 16 2 Some of the things that molecules do:

Explore the relatedness of all living things, including how artificial selection developed canines and how natural selection sculpted the human eye.

Jan 23 3 When knowledge conquered fear:

Chase a comet through its million-year plunge toward the sun. Later, retrace the unlikely friendship between Sir Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley.

Jan 30 4 A sky full of ghosts:

Explores how light, time, and gravity affect our perception of the universe. Also, travel to the event horizon of a black hole.

Feb 6 5 Hiding in the light:

Explore 11th-century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the scientific method.

Feb 13 6 Deeper deeper deeper still:

Embark on a voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to explore the universe on the smallest scale and observe exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye.

Feb 20 7 The clean room:
Geochemist Clair Patterson developed the uranium-lead dating method to make an unprecedented discovery: calculating Earth’s age at 4.5 billion years.
Feb 27 8 Sisters of the sun:

Discover the remarkable story of Annie Jump Cannon and Cecilia Payne, two incredible women who uncovered the real-life story of the stars.

March 6 9 The lost worlds planet earth:

Journey through space and time to grasp how the autobiography of the Earth is written in its atoms, its oceans, its continents and all living things.

March 20 10 The electric boy:

Meet Michael Faraday, inventor of the motor and the generator. His 19th-century ideas paved the way for future scientists to make giant strides.

March 27 11 The immortals:

Discover the possibility of beings that lived forever. Then, visit the cosmic calendar of the future and comtemplate what lies ahead.

April 3 12 The world set free:

Travel to Venus to discover the long history of global warming and the greenhouse effect. Later, explore the detrimental effects of climate change.

April 10 13 Unafraid of the dark:

Meet one of science’s greatest unsung heroes, Fritz Zwicky, whose prediction of supernovas paved the way for our larger understanding of dark energy.

US History – Unit 4 (Jan. 4th – 13th)

WELCOME BACK! I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful break!

Below, you will find the schedule for the homework for Unit 4.

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