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History Unit:
The American Revolution

U.S. Expansion & World War I

Friday, January 19, 2018

In-Class Writing Reflectionabout Native Americans in the WestOn Friday, January 12, 2018

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Study Strategies:

Course Policies:
7th Course Policies

8th Course Policies

Course Areas of Study:
7th Areas of Study

8th Areas of Study

Participation Self-Assessment:

8th GradeU.S. Expansion & World War I
Copies of the class notes - The Causes Of World War I - Thursday, January 18, 2018
Here are copies of the maps and notes related to the beginnings of the Great War:

World War I - Resources and Links for Review and Enrichment
Here are some excellent web resources and videos to learn more about the "War To End All Wars":
Interactive Timeline of World War I
40 Maps That Explain World War I
A Video History Of World War I - BBC

Copies of the class notes - U.S. Expansion Around The World - Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Here are copies of the maps and graphics related to U.S. foreign policy at the turn of the century:

Essay Writing Resources
Here are copies of the templates and guides to assist in writing persuasive essays:

Introduction To Coding - Creating Digital Portfolios - Friday, October 13, and Monday, October 16, 2017
Please use these links to practice your programming skills and create digital portfolios with Mozilla Thimble:
Remix Mozilla Thimble
CSS Colors
X-Ray Goggles
Free Fair-Use Images: Pexels.com

Preview - As an introduction to this year's study, you can click here to watch explainer videos that previous 8th graders have made.
Study Strategies - Here is a suggested checklist for ways to prepare for assessments in history class:

7th GradeThe American Revolution
Copies of the class notes - The Patriots & Their Army And Ending The War - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Here are copies of the PowerPoint presentations about Washington's army and the end of the Revolution:

Copies of the class notes - The War In The North - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Here are copies of the notes, images, and maps about the battles in the northern colonies:

Making Comparisons - Strengths & Weaknesses Of The British & Patriots - Friday, January 12, 2018
Please use this graphic organizer to assess the strengths and weaknesses of both sides:
Patriot & British Strengths & Weaknesses.png

Copies of the class notes - The Declaration Of Independence - Friday, January 12, 2018
Here are copies of the notes from the discussion of the document and its purpose:

Test Review Sheet - Friday, January 19, 2018
Please use this study guide to help review the material for the test on the American Revolution:

Copies of the class notes - Early Battles & Leaders - Thursday, January 11, 2018
Here are the notes and images related to the early months of the Revolutionary War:

Copies of the class notes - The War Begins - Monday, January 8, 2018
Here are notes and links to the class discussions about the beginnings of the Revolutionary War:

"Join, Or Die" Political Cartoon
Join, Or Die - America's First Political Cartoon

Homework - Identifying Points Of View - Due Thursday, January 4, 2018
Please complete the sheet below to distinguish between differing points of view along the road to revolution:

Here is the infographic about commenting in social media:

Study Strategies - Here is a suggested checklist for ways to prepare for assessments in history class:

Essay Writing
Essay Writing Templates:

Here is a template to practice writing
introductory paragraphs:

Here is an outline form for writing a
five-paragraph essay:

Works Cited:
Here is the Buckley Style Manual:
Graphic Organizers:

Many students find Graphic Organizers helpful
in taking notes and in organizing ideas. This file
contains five popular formats of Graphic Organizers:

Also, the websites below offer many different types
of visual layouts that students have enjoyed using
in the past. Please help yourself to whichever
note-taking format would best suit you as an
individual learner.
Enchanted Learning Graphic Organizers
Education Place Graphic Organizers
Education Oasis Graphic Organizers
Think Technology Graphic Organizers
Stock Market Game:

Click here for the SMG website.