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American Studies 8

American Studies 8

Class Description:

In grade eight, American Studies begins in 1492 with Exploration of the New World and ends in 1877 with Reconstruction. This course incorporates the four strands of the state of Ohio social studies standards which include history, geography, government, and economics. This study follows the journey of our country from exploration, through colonization, to the making of a new nation and government, the Constitution, early Presidencies, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Projects and research will reinforce the students understanding of the material.

Class Assignments

Mon. 10/29- Colonial Settlement Game; HW- Finish Declaration of Independence Chart (handed out on 10/19)
Tue. 10/30- Colonial Settlement Game; HW- None
Wed. 10/31- Declaration of Independence; HW- None
Thurs. 11/1-  Declaration of Independence; HW- study
 Fri. 11/2- Declaration of Independence Quiz, Begin Articles of Confederation Directed Reading- Due. Thurs. 11/8  
Mon. 11/5- No School for students (Conferences & Professional Day for teachers)
Tue. 11/6- Election Day! No School for students (Professional Day for teachers)
Wed. 11/7- Forming a New Government Assignment; HW- Finish Articles of Confederation Directed Reading (handed out today)
Thurs. 11/8- Articles of Confederation/ Forming a New Government; HW- None
 Fri. 11/9- We will be going to see the high school play at 8:00 AM- Shortened periods- Articles of Confederation; HW- None 
Mon. 11/12- Articles of Confederation/ Northwest Ordinance Auction; HW- New Nation Challenges Chart (Due Wed.)
Tue. 11/13- Forming a New Government Group Assignment; HW- Finish New Nation Challenges Chart
Wed. 11/14- New Nation Challenges; Why the Articles was weak!; HW- study
Thurs. 11/15- Articles of Confederation Quiz; HW- Forming a New Government Reflection & Letter
Fri. 11/16- Creating the Constitution; HW- None 
Mon. 11/19- Constitutional Convention (Students will participate in the convention as an actual person that was there); HW- Finish Forming New Government Reflection Questions & Letter
Tue. 11/20- Continue Constitutional Convention; HW- study for Creating the Constitution Quiz
Wed. 11/21- Creating the Constitution Quiz; HW- None
Thurs. 11/22- Happy Thanksgiving! No School
Fri. 11/23- No School
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