We will be finishing up our causes of the Revolutionary War unit this week, with a final assessment this Friday. This week we will look at the pamphlet Common Sense by Thomas Paine, the first couple of battles of the war, and a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence. The students will have a review day on Thursday and their test Friday.
Causes of the Revolutionary War Study materials
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Week 3 is getting started great so far. This week we will be continuing our first unit on Colonization by looking at the Puritans. We will look at their beliefs, the dissenting opinion and impact of those who stand up against the church, town meetings, and the Salem Witch Trials. We will also look at the opposite life of the Quakers. We will focus in on some vocabulary building exercises this week.
Our first full assessment for the year will be on Friday and will count for 100 points. I will provide the students a study guide on quizlet for those that already have their computers. For those that don’t or just prefer it, I will provide a paper copy. More details will come later in the week of this information.
Welcome to 8thgrade social studies! We had a great first week and I am so looking forward to this school year. It is going to be a great one! I wanted to give you an overview of my weekly emails. Each week I will tell you the content we will be covering, some of the activities and strategies we will be using, and due dates if any. I will also include links to programs we are using as well as attachments to rubrics, instructions, study guides, etc.
This week we are digging into the first colonies of North America. We have started Jamestown. We will also dig into the Pilgrims at Plymouth and the larger colony of the Puritans in Massachusetts Bay. We will dig into some primary documents, we will do some simulations with the Salem witch trials and town meetings, and we will look at the role of dissension against the church. We have set up our interactive notebooks for our first unit, so if you want to take a look at your students’ notebook, you’ll see some of the activities we have already completed and some of our organizational style for the school year.
I am attaching a copy of my syllabus in case you would like to have an electronic copy of it to reference throughout the quarter. Our new grading system is laid out there, as well as the plan for this quarter. I am also attaching a copy of the Parent/Student handbook for this school year for your reference. I am also providing the link to my website: https://epms.bartlettschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=435300&type=u&pREC_ID=605062
Laptops will be coming out in the next couple of weeks so make sure to get your laptops insurance and forms taken care of. The links are on the EPMS website. Here is the link for those forms: https://www.bartlettschools.org/apps/pages/BCSLaptops