Twitter: @BCDS_History_78For ideas and inspiration, please visit the Humanities Enrichment page and the Maps In The Wild page.Here is the topic for this spring's InvestWrite competition:
History Unit:
The Constitution

The Roaring 20s

Assessment on The Bill Of Rights &the Amendments to the U.S. ConstitutionThursday, March 23, 2017
Changes In The 1920s - Essay RewritesDue Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Jim Crow Laws & SegregationIn-Class Writing ReflectionFriday, March 17, 2017

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Mock Trial Packet

Course Policies:
7th Course Policies

8th Course Policies

Course Areas of Study:
7th Areas of Study

8th Areas of Study

Participation Self-Assessment:

8th GradeThe Roaring 20s
Building Digital Portfolios - Monday, March 20, 2017
Check out this link to start creating your own digital portfolio.
Here is a list of CSS color codes.

Jim Crow Laws - Segregation in the 1900s - Thursday, March 2, 2018
In class today, please use the links below to conduct research into specific laws of segregation and to analyze their effects on daily life:
Jim Crow Laws
List Of Jim Crow Law Examples By State
Jim Crow Laws By Category
Jim Crow Interactive Map And Laws
Examples Of Jim Crow Laws

Intro To Coding - Friday, February 3, and Monday, February 5, 2017
Check out this link to begin pair programming.

Curating Native American History - Magisto
Finished projects: To watch you classmates' videos about Native American themes, check out either of these Padlets: 8E or 8H

Inventions Of The 1800s - Research Project
Finished projects: To watch your classmates' videos about the revolutionary inventions of the Industrial Age, check out the BCDS Hist8 channel.

Modern Inventions - Mini-Project
Finished projects: To watch your classmates' videos about transformative inventions of the modern world, check out the Vines in Twitter.

As a preview to this year's study, you can click here to watch explainer videos that previous 8th graders have made.

7th GradeThe Bill Of Rights & Amendments To The Constitution

Mock Trial Packet - Homework - Due Friday, March 24, 2017
Please read this packet to learn about the process of a court case and about the mock trial you will be conducting this spring:

The Amendments To The U.S. Constitution - Helpful Links - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Here are some links that might be helpful in reviewing the amendments to the Constitution:
The Interactive Constitution, from the National Constitution Center
Do I Have The Right?, an iPad game from iCivics
A .pdf version of The Constitution, if you would like to print a paper copy

Making Amendments & The Bill Of Rights - Copy of the class notes - Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Here are copies of the class notes about the process of making amendments and the first ten additions to the Constitution:

The Bill Of Rights - Copy of the class notes - Friday, March 17, 2017
Please read this article to review the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

Making Amendments To The Constitution - Copies of the class notes - Thursday, March 16, 2017
Here is the illustration that we examined today in examining the process of making an amendment:
Making Amendments.png

The Movement To Independence - Research Project
Here is the link to the 7th grade project page.

The Thirteen Colonies - Research Project
Finished Projects - Please use these two links to view the finished presentations of each class: 7E or 7H

Study Strategies - Checklist For 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.