Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Current Events-7th & 8th Grade

After watching a current episode of the student news at, watching the news on TV, or reading a recent article in print, summarize an important national or international news story. (Minimum 1-2 paragraphs.) Make sure to include the 5 W's of journalism (Who, What, When, Where, & Why.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8th Grade: Native American Assimilation

Using your notes from the presentation, the film clips, and the map and article in your packet, describe the challenges faced by our nation's Native Americans in the late 1800's-early 1900's.  (Post as ANONYMOUS, using first name, last initial and class period only.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Risking Your Life for Your Country?

Answer one or both of the following questions:

1)  Declaration of Independence

The signers of the Declaration of Independence were committing TREASON when they signed this important document.  The punishment for treason was death.  Why do you think the delegates were willing to risk their lives to become an independent nation?  Would you have done the same thing?  Why or why not?

2)  Women in the Revolution

Why do you think so many women were willing to risk their lives fighting or helping in other risky ways during the war if they were not even given equal treatment in society?  Would you have risked your life to do this if you were a woman during the American Revolution?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Patriot or Loyalist?

After learning about the risks and the extreme, and sometimes violent, actions the Patriots took against their mother country, do you honestly feel you would have joined their cause? OR would have rather been a LOYALIST, benefiting from the rewards of the crown and enjoying good food and fancy parties? EXPLAIN using textual evidence!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The King Who Lost America!

After learning about King George III of England, what do you think he (or his ministers) could have done differently to prevent the outbreak of war in the colonies? Use factual evidence from text/articles to support your opinion! (Last name, first initial and class period only)

Monday, November 24, 2014

7th Grade: French & Indian War

The Proclamation of 1763 forbid the English colonists from moving west of the Appalachians after the French and Indian War.  Why did King George III pass this law and what were its effects? If you were a colonist, how would you feel about this law? (Post using first name, last initial and period ONLY.  Choose ANONYMOUS as your profile!)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

8th Grade: Reconstruction

Based on the information you learned in the film, text and articles in your packet, discuss some of the POSITIVE and NEGATIVE effects of Reconstruction, especially in the South.  Use textual evidence to support your answer!! (Post using first name, last initial, and period only-choose ANONYMOUS as your profile.)