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Twitter: @BCDS_History_78For ideas and inspiration, please visit the Humanities Enrichment page and the Maps In The Wild page.Here is the InvestWrite information for Fall 2017:
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History Unit:
Life In The Thirteen Colonies

Industrial America


Test(s):
(To be announced)


(To be announced)


Quiz(zes):
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
(To be announced)

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 GradeIndustrial America
Copies of the class notes - Government And Business - Tuesday, November 14, and Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Here are copies of the class notes about the changing relationship between government and business in the 1800s:


Homework - The Sherman Antitrust Act - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Please watch the two videos below for audio / video enrichment about the Sherman Antitrust Act. Then, after watching each video, post to Twitter a reflection about what you watched. Please follow the infographic and format we used in class about creating a "high value" comment. You will send out a total of 2 tweets, one for each video, also including the hashtag #BCDSHist8.





Here is the infographic about commenting in social media:

Original Political Cartoon - Homework - Due Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Please use the sheet below to help guide your original creation of a political cartoon about the 1800s:

Please review this grading rubric for your original political cartoon:


Captains Of Industry Or Robber Barons - Reinforcement Video - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Here is an enrichment video lesson that emphasizes both modern and former examples of industrialists and their public personas:


Copies of the class notes - Captains Of Industry & Robber Barons - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Here are copies of the political cartoons and primary sources from the analysis of public opinion in the late 1800s:


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 Thirteen Colonies
Copies of the class notes - Colonial Trade & Government - Thursday, November 16, and Friday, November 17, 2017
Here are copies of the class notes about the Navigation Acts, British government, and colonial assemblies:


Homework - Patterns Of Settlement - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Here is a digital copy of the analysis sheet about patterns of settlement in the Thirteen Colonies:


Life In The Home - Writing Assignment - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Please use the sheet below to help guide your original diary entry about the life of a colonial housewife:


Life In The Colonies - Diary Of A Long Island Housewife - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Please use the reading and the analysis sheet below to explore a primary source about colonial life right here on Long Island:



Homework - Colonial Slavery And Trade - Monday, November 13, 2017
Please watch the three videos below for audio / visual enrichment about colonial slavery and trade. Then, after watching each video, post to Twitter a reflection about what you watched. Please follow the infographic and format we used in class about creating a "high value" comment. You will send a total of 3 tweets, one for each video, also including the hashtag #BCDSHist7.







Here is the infographic about commenting in social media:

Triangle Trade And Slavery - Map Analysis - Thursday, November 9, 2017
Please use the files below to analyze the relationship between trade and slavery:



Colonial Trade - Making A Product Map - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Please use the map below to trace the flow of goods in and out of the Thirteen Colonies:
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Here is the same file as a .pdf:

Copies of the class notes - Triangle Trade - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Here are copies of the class notes about colonial trade and the rise of slavery in North America:


Life In The Thirteen Colonies - Interactive Map - Monday, November 6, 2017
Please use the map below to examine life in the three colonial regions:
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The Thirteen Colonies - Map - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Here are both a blank map and a fully labelled map of the Thirteen British Colonies:



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



Resources
Essay Writing
Note-taking
Links
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.