8th - Classwork

Classwork

Quarter 1

8/20 
Full Middle School rules, stations, lockers 
PLT/Green School buddies with 3rd grade
Get to know you activities and kickball

Civics and the Constitution

8/21 and 8/22
- Skittles get to know you game
- Rules and syllabus
- Review of 7th grade curriculum + Pictionary
- Chronological order within each unit and 1 sentence summary of each subtopic for returning students
- Summary of 7th grade Core Knowledge curriculum sheet for new 8th graders
syllabus_2018-2019.docx
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8/23 and 8/24
- Civics and the Constitution curriculum guide
- Schoolhouse Rock videos
- Textbook reading and notes p. 198-210 and 215-218
civics-constitution_curriculum_guide.docx
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8/27 
​- Turn in homework
- NWEA Language Usage

8/28
- NWEA Reading

8/29-8/31
​- 100 Elk
9/4 and 9/5
- Finish scavenger hunt
- Overview of Constitution Lecture
- Categorizing amendments + research famous court cases that were based on federal amendsNeed to turn in a description of the court case and how it could have been interpreted differently. Homework if not finished
categorizing_amendments.docx
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9/6 and 9/7
- Bill to Law v. Amendment lecture  
- Finish and turn in Categorizing Amendments
-After completing the Categorizing Amendments sheet, research one famous court case that was based on a single amendment in the Bill of Rights. Turn in a description of the court case (about 5 sentences) and how it could have been interpreted differently than the actual outcome (about 2 sentences).
- Recurring Constitutional Issues 
recurring_constitutional_issues.pdf
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9/10
- The Answer Is… Activity based on Recurring Constitutional Issues
      Group responses and reflections 
Strict v. Loose Construction of the Constitution – homework cartoon summary - Due 9/11 or 9/12
strict_v_loose_construction.docx
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9/11 and 9/12
- Review Bill of Rights, Constitutional Issues, and strict v. loose construction 
What is the role of the Supreme Court in relation to the Constitution?
Electoral College lecture then simulation 

9/13 and 9/14
- iCivics – any 3 games and writing reflection
- Study Skills and stations to study

​9/17 and 9/18
- Group review - Jeopardy
https://jeopardylabs.com/play/civics-and-the-constitution

Unit 2 - Decline of European Colonialism
Breakup of the British Empire

decline_of_european_colonialism_curriculum_guide.docx
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9/19 and 9/20
- Civics and the Constitution Unit Test
- World Map and India & South Asia Map  - complete and keep 
south_asia_map.pdf
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maps_requirements.docx
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world_country.pdf
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