Friday, October 19, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: As we continue our study of American cities, we turn our attention to the local neighborhoods called Chinatowns. Today we begin a project that explores the reasons behind why these neighborhoods exist. Yesterday we looked at an article written in 1879 about the Chinese in America. Today we review that article and also look at the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.

Homework: Students should design their covers neatly and artistically, titling their books, Why Do So Many Large American Cities Have a Chinatown?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: As we continue our study of American cities, we turn our attention to the local neighborhoods called Chinatowns. Today we begin a project that explores the reasons behind why these neighborhoods exist.

Homework: Indian Mascot Cartoon Analysis re-writes are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we look for a correlation between population and growth regarding American cities. Students will plot cities on a map, color coded as to whether the city has gained or lost population over the past decades. Students will then explain the correlation and can hazard a guess as to why this correlation seems to exist.

Homework: Indian Mascot Cartoon Analysis re-writes are due Friday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students get back their Indian Mascot Cartoon Analysis. We will go over each cartoon and related articles explaining the reasoning behind banning the use of Indian mascots and logos. Students will also be given back their Urbanization graphs to complete.

Homework: Indian Mascot Cartoon Analysis re-writes are due no later than Friday, October 19. They should select one of the four cartoons on a page distributed in class. To analyze this cartoon, they must in 3 separate paragraphs describe it, explain its message, and react to that message by agreeing or disagreeing with its message and they must support their opinion with evidence.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Due to our good fortune in having Holocaust survivor and Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Survivor's Story author, Marion Blumenthal Lazan, come speak to the entire 8th grade today, regular classes will not meet today.

Friday October 12, 2018

Please note there was an assignment passed out today that is due next Wednesday: A packet called "The Industrial Revolution" printed on green paper was passed out after Mrs. Medwed addressed students about promotion, the high school, and other issues and after students finished presenting their slideshows. Students were given a stapled 2-page double-sided set of pages of information and a stapled 2-page double-sided corresponding set of questions. Students DO NOT need to write complete sentences in answering these questions.

The Industrial Revolution questions packet is due Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Week of October 9-12

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: This week, students will present their research on large cities.

Homework: none

Week of October 1-5

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students have the entire week to research a project on large cities. They have access to Chromebooks and the Internet and are expected to create oral presentations based on slides they make using Google Slides beginning next Tuesday, October 9. See attachment for details.

Homework: while plenty of research time is available in class, students should feel free to work on this project at home.
Download file "Cities Project.docx"

Friday, September 29, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students should try to finish a graph showing population growth curves for Chicago, Los Angeles, and 2 other large, American cities

Homework: none

Thursday, September 28, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we watch "The Industrial Revolution Video Quiz" and answer questions. Some are for extra credit.

Homework: none

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students will compete as factory workers or cottage industry craftsman to create small booklets for future social studies projects and assignments.

Homework: none

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students will watch and take notes on part of the PBS documentary, Chicago: City of the Century to understand the nature of the Industrial Revolution

Homework: none

Monday, September 24, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students go over the quiz we took last Thursday. Then we begin a small graphing project using census data to see the population growth of various large American cities.

Homework: One Indian mascot cartoon analysis is due today. Finish line graph for Chicago's population growth for tomorrow.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students will have the period to work on a cartoon analysis of a political cartoon dealing with Indian Mascots. They have four to choose from. Of this cartoon, they must in 3 separate paragraphs describe it, explain its message, and react to that message.

Homework: One Indian mascot cartoon analysis is due Monday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we take a quiz over the events that took place in the West after the Civil War.

Homework: Treaty of Ft. Laramie feature analysis chart is due today. Finish for homework if not completed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we talk about Mt. Rushmore and the aftermath of Little Bighorn.

Homework: none

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we watch part of the Indian-centric documentary, 500 Nations, and learn the fates of Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph and Geronimo.

Homework: none

Monday, September 17, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it created?

Agenda: Today we look at multiple versions of the events of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, looking for bias and point of view.

Homework: none

Friday, September 14, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we look at the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie and start to evaluate the fairness of this agreement.

Homework: none

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we finish going over questions from Freedom: A History of US.

Homework: none