8th - Classwork

Classwork

Quarter 3
Civil Rights and Social Activism 

1/8
Review semester 1 content

      Group work summary and predictions 

1/9 and 1/10
- Finish and present summaries/predictions
- Civil Rights unit
     - key terms and key players​

1/11 and 1/12
Lecture on Jim Crow and Plessy v. Ferguson
Montgomery Bus Boycott video
Read textbook pages 849-854
HW: Find an issue you care about that you could work to change (environmental, political, social, etc.). Due 1/16 or 1/17

1/16 and 1/17
- Brown v. Board of Education review
- Southern Massive Resistance lecture
- "I Have a Dream" speech and discuss rhetoric
- In class writing assignment based on the issue you found

1/18 and 1/19
1. Discuss issues and how you promoted change
2. Letter from Birmingham Jail
3. Quote analysis  - based on what you know about MLK Jr and Malcolm X (from Key Players sheet), organize quotes and be able to explain WHY
4. Militance and assassinations PREZI
5. Textbook 862-867 – answer on p. 867 1. b, c, d, e, f, g, j, and 4
HW: Selma film permission slip

1/22
Cesar Chavez – role playing cards
HW: Cesar Chavez sheet

1/23 and 1/24
Women then President Johnson lecture 
Environmental and Native American Movement research

1/25 and 1/26 and 1/29
Posters for summarizing Environ and NA Movements homework THEN Selma film

1/30 and 1/31
Review for test   

2/1 and 2/2
Test and begin current events
current_events_-_8th.doc
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8th_current_event_examples.docx
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Vietnam War

​2/5
- Map of Vietnam
- French Indo-China War lecture
- Read and notes on textbook pages 827-831

2/6 and 2/7
- Read and notes on textbook pages 827-831 -- Timeline of Vietnam War based on textbook readings
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/the-road-to-war  
- US intervention handout
- Protester/Veteran homework ​
- Begin "Sweetheart of the Song Trabong" 
lesson_2_us_takes_charge.docx
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lesson_2_veteran_or_protester_homework.docx
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2/8 and 2/9
- Lecture – Strategies, Tet Offensive, and My Lai Massacre
 - Protests increase post Tet and My Lai – - Protester or Veteran research conversation 
- Finish Sweetheart of Song Trabong

 2/12
Opposing views - Hawks/Doves thinking map  
- Visual of changes in Mary as it represents the broader themes and impact of war  – due 2/13 or 2/14
- Pentagon Papers reading and questions-– due 2/13 or 2/14
pentagon_papers.docx
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2/13 and 2/14
- Protests and songs - group work
- Watergate - Stop at 26:76
​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9PE2CiSGA

2/15 (1/2 day and split block)
- Impeachment, why Nixon resigned, the 26th Amendment  
- Kahoot to review

2/20 and 2/21
- American Disengagement lecture
- In-class writing prep
in_class_essay_writing_prep.docx
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2/22 and 2/23
- Timed writing based on plan 45 min 
-Review (chronology/cause-and-effect activity)

2/26 
- Test review

2/27 and 2/28
​- Unit test

Quarter 4
Middle East and Oil Politics

3/1 and 3/2
- Lecture on geography and Islam
- Maps (x2)
- Middle East current event based on assigned country. Due 3/5

3/5
Timeline of Middle East events based on curriculum guide 
- Discuss what you found about the countries from CURRENT EVENT!
- Groups to become experts on 1 pillar and then mix up groups to teach and fill out graphic organizer

3/6 -- split block 
- Creation of Israel – PPT
- Intro to Palestine – reading and timeline

3/7 - split block
- Oil ppt
- Tribalism: HW reading  + extra resource     http://www.meforum.org/1813/the-middle-easts-tribal-dna
3/8 and 3/9
Review Tribalism
Video + Handout
Middle East project: 5 groups – Suez Crisis, Six Day War, Yom Kippur War, Iran-Iraq War, Persian Gulf War
rubric_middle_east_group_project.docx
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3/12
- M/E project work time

3/13 and 3/14
- Lecture on 9/11, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
- Writing assignment on collective memories
- M/E project work time

3/15 and 3/16
Present projects -- Suez Crisis, Six Day War, Yom Kippur War, Iran-Iraq War, Persian Gulf War
            - Group reflection on participation, willingness to work, and value to success of project
Add to and revamp timeline (color code, expand – China, Middle East)

CMAS 3/19-3/21

3/22 – split block
Oil simulation

End of the Cold War: Expansion of Democracy

 

4/2 - CMAS Math 1

4/3 

- Review beginning of the Cold War topics
- Lecture
- Read pages 784-788 and look for Gorbechev, glasnost, Solidarity, Afghanistan

4/4 and 4/5
- Fall of USSR warm up reading – writing for the end of class
- Cartoon analysis
                Show cartoons on smart board – students present analysis (requirements on separate doc)
Writing from the warm up sheet and finish reading p. 832-837
break_up_of_ussr.doc
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4/6 - CMAS Science 2 test

4/9 
- Review Fall of USSR reading
                Ethnic tensions, glasnost and economic reform, desire for democracy, started in Baltics and spread east/south
- PPT – Breakup of the USSR ppt – beginning
- Homework: USSR-Afghanistan War reading
ussr_-_afghanistan_reading.docx
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4/10– split block 
Research 1 of the 15 former USSR countries.
research_former_ussr_countries.docx
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4/11 and 4/12
- Review themes of the breakup of countries – economic, population, industry issues
- Fall of Berlin Wall and legacies of USSR  + STORY 
- Map of Balkans
- Lecture Balkanization with handout
- Begin Ugeria – MAKE GROUPS, final project expectations
                how and why Yugoslavia and the USSR broke up, which you’ll want to use for final split of Ugeria.

4/13  - split and sub
Work on Ugeria

4/16 and 4/17
Contemporary Europe ppt  and shoe activity + writing 
Ugeria work time

4/18 - Field Day
No regular classes

4/19 and 4/20 
Present Ugeria
Intro to Apartheid lecture
PBS People’s Century: Skin Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZtAECC3BOc  (53 min)

4/23

- Talk about end of apartheid with Mandela – PPT
- Finish video 
Invictus permission slip

4/24 and 4/25  
- Turn in Invictus permission slip
Cold War Quote analysis essay
                - Intro and conclusion writing

4/26 is Community Service Day

4/30-5/4 – 8th grade to SMR

5/7-5/11 - While I'm at Sea Camp with the 7th graders, please work on your Cold War Quote Analysis Essay. Invictus is also on the agenda. 

5/14 
- Essay work time
- Introduction to the Geography of Canada and Mexico
travel_agent_assignment.docx
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5/15
- Science Innovation Day
Invictus

5/16 - split block
- Turn in quote analysis essay
-Invictus


5/17 and 5/18
- Lecture on governments of both countries
- Travel agent project work time

5/21 
- Finish travel agent project

5/22
Elementary students vote on the best trip
- Reflection time
- GRADUATION!