May 14 - May 18

Field Trip Permission Slips for the end of the year Field Trip to the Savoy 16 and Marketplace Mall are due this Friday for those ordering a school lunch, and Tuesday the 22, for those planning to bring money for the food court. Please remember to pay the $9.00 admission and bus fee.
Smithsonian: The Age-Old problem of Fake News
The rise of “fake news”, manipulation and “alternative facts” – BBC Newsnight
Fake videos and fake news: Is Good AI the solution for Bad AI?
Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm; TED Talks
Virtual reality, fake news and the future of fact
Download file "fake news video questions.docx"
Download file "Leonard Pitts Jr.docx"

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Last vocabulary maps of the year. Students complete -tract vocabulary warm-ups by the end of class

***Any outstanding book reports need to be turned in ASAP
Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/View Taming of the Shrew adaptation-contrast modern movie with the original play Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Finish Taming of the Shrew adaptation comparison exercise

****LAST DAY TO TURN IN LIBRARY BOOKS TO THE UMS LIBRARY
Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Begin reading Shakespeare's Twelfth Night/-Tract Sentence activity-study for -Tract Vocabulary Quiz-last quiz of the year Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/-Tract Vocabulary Quiz/Finish Twelfth Night play
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
North Korea Problem Assessment
Cartoon Analysis. This is an open notes test.
Fake News

Read article as class and take notes:

Smithsonian: The Age-Old Problem of Fake News

See above for article and video links.
Videos:
The rise of 'fake news', manipulation and alternative facts

Fake videos and Fake News: Is Good AI the Solution for Bad AI?

TED Talk with Stephanie Busari

Virtual reality, fake news and the future of fact

Answer questions on the video question worksheet as you view these videos.
Quick Write: How do you know if something you see online in social media is true or fake?

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Opinion Piece:
New tech will let us make the truth whatever we want it to be

Handout: How to tell if Information is "fake news"
Finish and turn in any work from this week as needed.

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May 7 - May 11

Friday is a 1:15 Early Dismissal Day due to Teacher In-service requirements.
North Korea, South Korea Agree to End War, Denuclearize the Peninsula
How a U.S. Nuclear Strike Actually Works
How Would We Stop A Nuclear Missile?
How to Survive a Nuclear War
Download file "NuclearExplosion_508.pdf"
Download file "How to cope with fears of a nuclear disaster.docx"
Download file "North Korea warns US.docx"

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/-Vers Vocabulary Maps/Assign parts for The Taming of the Shrew play Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Read and discuss Taming of the Shrew play Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Finish reading and discussion of Taming of the Shrew play/Vers Sentence Activity Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Book Report work day-LAST BOOK REPORT OF THE YEAR IS DUE TOMORROW!!!! Study for -Vers Vocabulary Quiz 1:15 Dismissal/Drawing Conclusions Warm-Up/Vers Vocabulary Quiz/Collect book reports!
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
1:15 Dismissal
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
1:15 Dismissal
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ 1:15 Dismissal
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
(See above for links to videos and articles)
Illinois Youth Survey Current Relations between the U.S. and North Korea

Notes taken this week can be used on next week's Cartoon Analysis Test.

North Korea, South Korea agree to end war, denuclearize the peninsula video (any kind of notes)

North Korea Warns U.S. article (any kind of notes)
Modern Nuclear War Videos (take any kind of notes - I would recommend picture notes):

How a U.S. Nuclear Strike Actually Works

How Would We Stop a Nuclear Missile

How to Survive a Nuclear War

Nuclear Explosion - CDC handout
How to Cope with Fears of a Nuclear Disaster (read article and discuss as a class.) 1:15 Dismissal

Finish work from earlier in the week as needed.

Next Week:
Cartoon Analysis Assessment over U.S. - North Korea Relations

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April 30 - May 4

Inside Under Cover: North Korea Documentary

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Inference Warm-Up/-Cede Vocabulary Maps are due at the end of class/Assign parts for Hamlet play Inference Warm-Up/Read and discuss Hamlet Inference Warm-Up/Cede Sentence Activity/Finish reading and discussion of Hamlet Inference Warm-Up/View Lion King, a modern adaptation of Hamlet and complete comparison/contrast chart between the play and the movie/Study for -cede Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow Inference Warm-Up/Cede Vocabulary Quiz/Finish Lion King and Hamlet movie comparison/contrast chart
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 8.7 Finding Volumes of Composite Figures

hw #1-14
Review Unit 8 Review Unit 8 Unit 8 Test Unit 8 Retake
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 9.5 - Functions of Line of Best Fit

hw #30-39
Residual activity Unit 9.6 - Two way Table Review Unit 9

Unit 9 Test on Monday (5/7)
Review Unit 9

Unit 9 Test on Monday (5/7)
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MS. PECE
Modern Era Research Slide show Presentations Begin Modern Era Research Slide show Presentations continue Finish Slide shows as needed.

The North Korean Problem:

Watch video Inside Under Cover: North Korea and take notes of your choice - 5 interesting / 5 surprising, or Fact and Opinion notes
The North Korean Problem:

Problem / Solution notes and essay

Students will read four articles about U.S. and N. Korean relations, and complete notes and an essay. Notes and first article are in Google Classroom. The other three articles will be provided on paper.
Finish The North Korean Problem from Wednesday.

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April 23 - April 27

Divergent Parents: My Skyward gradebook for 4th Qtr. has not been working correctly for 2 to 3 weeks. Despite the efforts of Skyward, Mr. Russell and Mr. Erlinger, the grades are irretrievably lost. Therefore, there will be no Progress Report grade for fourth quarter, and I will be keeping a paper gradebook for the remainder of the year. Each of my students will start fourth quarter grades from scratch in Social Studies at this point. Once Mr Russell has a chance to clear current 4th quarter grades, I will try entering a few in Skyward to see if we have fixed the problem. All missing work is forgiven and no longer accepted. The first grade will be based on student topic selection for the research project, which was due Friday, but extended to today. This assignment was to be completed in Google Classroom, and if you have Internet access, your child should be able to show you his or her work on demand. Please encourage your child to complete all work in Social Studies until the end of fourth quarter, as there will be very few assignments to comprise the grade. I will give your child a note to bring home each Friday regarding missing assignments and grades. Thank you for your understanding and patience as I set up a paper gradebook and track things by hand. Again, nothing in Skyward gradebook or Family Access for Social Studies is accurate at this time. Judy Pece

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Fact/Inference Warm-Up/Review new rules and expectations/-Rupt Vocabulary Maps-due at the end of the class Fact/Inference Warm-Up/The Pearl -being reading Chapter 6-reading and discussion-8th hour only The Outsiders Chapter 5 and 6 Fact/Inference Warm-Up/-Rupt Sentences/Continue reading and discussion of The Pearl Chapter 6 or 8th hour only The Outsiders Chapter 5/6 Fact/Inference Warm-Up/Review vocabulary words-Quiz tomorrow on -Rupt vocabulary words/Chapter 6 The Pearl Discussion Questions/The Outsiders Character chart Fact/Inference Warm-Up/-Rupt Vocabulary Quiz/Book Report Work day or SSR-in response to the final book report due on May 11
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/emMEgS0S3Wnx98AAO4dg
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Modern Era Research Project

Finalize topic selection, and begin research in research grid
Modern Era Research Project

Research day
Modern Era Research Project
Begin Slide Show construction
Modern Era Research Project

Continue slide show construction
Modern Era Research Project

Begin presentations

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April 16 - April 20

Download file "Wikipedia Article about Social Profiling.docx"
Brave New World of Facebook Data
Facebook's Analytica Scam
SoPrism: Social Profiling
What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Fact/Inference Warm-Up/-Junct Vocabulary Maps-due at the end of class Fact/Inference Warm-Up/The Pearl Chapter 5-reading and discussion or 8th hour only The Outsiders Chapter 3-reading and discussion Library Day-students select independent reading books and attend the book fair. Students complete the -Junct sentence activity ***Please study for the -Junct Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow Fact/Inference Warm-Up/-Junct Vocabulary Quiz/Review expectations and groupings for the College Career Fair/SSR Parkland College Career Fair
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Parkland College Career Fair
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Parkland College Career Fair
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ Parkland College Career Fair
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Students will respond to the following prompt in essay format:
Implantable technology, along with artificial intelligence and other advanced technology could, and probably will, radically change life as we know it. What would you most like to see happen out of everything we discussed? What kind of change would it make for you and the people around you? What impact do you think it would have on society in general?
Cyber Security
Five types of danger: Stranger Danger
Bullying
Viruses
Our focus is on:
Brain remodeling
Social Profiling

Three-Column Notes labeled What/How/Who

Jigsaw Articles (see above): What information is gathered about you, how is it used, and by whom?

Article: Brave New World of Facebook Data
Videos (see above):
Facebook's Analytica Scam

SoPrism: Social Profiling

What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Introduction to Modern Era Research Project


Begin topic Selection for Modern Era Research Project
Continue with topic selection for Modern Era Research Project Parkland College Career Fair

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April 9 - April 13

Eighth grade will be taking the PARRC Tests this week. For this reason, we will follow a different schedule this week. Although all classes will not meet on the same day, all classes will be following these lessons. We will begin promptly at the beginning of the school day, so we appreciate your help in getting students to school on time. Please contact team teachers if you have any questions about the work. Thanks.

NOTE from Mrs. Pece: I am giving away paperback books to students and staff since I will be retiring this year. If you have any questions about materials from my classroom that your child brings home, please do not hesitate to contact me. jpece@usd116.org
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 (8th hour only)
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Students will be working on the novel, The Pearl or The Outsiders (8th hour only). Students will primarily be reading independently and/or catching up on assignments that they missed, etc. Novel work continued Novel work continued
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 8.1 - Pythagorean Theorem and Converes

hw #7-18
Unit 8.2 - 2D Application of the Pythagorean Theorem

hw #1-30 odd
Unit 8.3 - 3D Application of the Pythagorean Theorem

hw #1-38 odd
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 8 Review Unit 8 Unit 8 Test
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
2057: The World,
and 3-Column Notes
Artificial Intelligence

Robot Sophia video
AI articles and discussion
Technology and Privacy

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April 2 - April 6

Challenger Disaster video
Space Shuttle Retrospective Video
Mars One
NASA: On the Edge of Forever
Orion: Trial by Fire
NASA Johnson Style
How Close are We to Space Tourism?
Obayashi to Build Space Elevator
Chinese Space Station
Bennu asteroid will not destroy Earth


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Inference Warm-Up/Students use class time to complete Fract/Frail Vocabulary Maps

***Book Report due Thursday April 5th
Inference Warm-Up/Students read and discuss The Pearl Chapter Two or The Outsiders Chapter Two (8th hour only( and answer Chapter Two Questions Inference Warm-Up/Students due to PARCC testing are sent to the library two students at a time (instead of the whole group). Otherwise, students are working independently to finish the novel activities.

BOOK REPORTS DUE TOMORROW!!!!
Collect book reports

Inference Warm-Up/Frail/Fract Sentence Activity-please study for the vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

Begin reading The Pearl Chapter Three or 8th hour only-Outsiders Stereotype activity
Inference Warm-Up/-Frail/Fract Vocabulary Quiz/Finish reading The Pearl Chapter Three-see short Dateline NBC clip on the dangers of wealth, complete Chapter three Discussion questions/8th hour only-conclude discussion of The Outsiders Stereotype activity
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 7

Unit 7 Test on Thursday, please study
Review Unit 7 Make up any missing assignments from Unit 7 Unit 7 Test Unit 7 Retakes
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 8.3 - Other Piecewise Functions

Learn piecewise functions and how to solve it's multiple functions based on its domain

hw:
Review Unit 8

Unit 8 Test on Thursday
Review Unit 8 Unit 8 Test Unit 8 Retakes

Also make up any missing assignments
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
The Space Shuttle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72OLN4lBpSQ
View Space Shuttle Retrospective video. Set up two column notes labeled Fact / Opinion. As you watch, write down things that the Space Shuttle program helped us do in space in the Fact column, and write your opinions in the Opinion column.

The Challenger Disaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfnvFnzs91s
After watching the video, answer the following exit question: Do you think that the shuttle program was worth it, even though people died on two missions? List details from the videos to support your thinking.
-Mars One

-NASA: On the Edge of Forever Orion: Trial by Fire

-NASA Johnson Style

-How Close are We to Space Tourism?

-Obayashi to Build Space Elevator

Students take 5/5 notes while watching the videos (5 interesting and 5 surprising notes)
Videos: (not posted)
Space X

Colonizing Mars

Asteroid Bennu

final discussion about modern Space Exploration
2057: The Body video*

Three-column notes labeled Invention / Opinion / Modifications
As you watch the video, list the inventions discussed and whether or not you think it would be a good one. then, in the third column, if you think of something that might be better, describe it.

*These videos may be online, but I'm using DVDs.
2057: The City video*

Three-column notes labeled Invention / Opinion / Modifications
As you watch the video, list the inventions discussed and whether or not you think it would be a good one. then, in the third column, if you think of something that might be better, describe it.

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March 26 - March 30

When We Left the Earth: NASA's Early Missions
Download file "Mercury and Gemini Projects.docx"



MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Inference Warm-Up/-Flex Vocabulary Maps-due at the end of class.

***Reminder that the book report is due next week, April 5
Inference Warm-Up/Pre-reading activities for the novel, The Pearl Inference Warm-Up/-Flex Sentences-Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow-please study/Read Chapter One of the novel, The Pearl Inference Warm-Up/-Flex Vocabulary Quiz/SSR or book report work

***Book report is due April 5th
NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 7.1-7.3 Unit 7.4 - Comparing and Ordering Irrational Numbers on a Number Line

Learning to distinguish irrational numbers and where to order them on a number line

hw pg 26 #1-42
Unit 7.5 - Estimating Values of Expression Unit 7.5 - Estimating Values of Expression

Unit 7 Test on April 5
NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 8.1 - Absolute Value

Learning the function absolute values and its transformations

hw: #1-12
Unit 8.1 - Absolute Value

Learning to solve equations that involves the use of absolute values

hw: #13-28
Unit 8.2 - Step Function

Learning another part of piecewise functions called step functions
Unit 8.2 - Step Function

Unit 8 Test on April 5
NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
When We Left the Earth: NASA's Early Missions and worksheet: Project Mercury When We Left the Earth: NASA's Early Missions: Project Gemini The Apollo Space Missions
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html

Using information from the above site and other sites, create one slide that describes and illustrates the mission objective and highlights for the mission you have drawn. You will have one class period to complete this assignment and submit it to me at jpece@usd116.org. Tomorrow we will use printouts of these slides to create and discuss a timeline of the Apollo missions. Have fun, be accurate, and be on time! If you are absent, please choose from the following missions: Apollo 11, Apollo 13, or Apollo 17.
The Apollo Missions timeline and discussion NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY

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March 12 - March 16

Don't forget to call the office to sign up for Parent / Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held Thursday night from 4:30 - 8 pm and Friday morning from 8 am to noon. We look forward to working with you to plan a smooth fourth quarter. 217-384-3685

Third Quarter ended last Friday, 3/9 Look for Report Cards in the mail early next week.

Walled in! - The Inner German Border
Ronald Reagan's Speech at Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Wall Falls: NBC Coverage


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
View the film, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" as a comparison point for "the Diary of Anne Frank" Working on question/discussion guide Conclude "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"question/discussion activity Library Day-students go to the library and select SSR books-be prepared to share the title of the book by Thursday in anticipation of the April 5th book report Students share April book report books//Concluding discussion of The Holocaust-thoughts and reflections, etc. No School for Students: P/T Conferences
8 am - Noon
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Correct 7.1-7.2 Quiz.
Review 7.1-7.2
7.3 - Evaluating roots

Learning to approximate irrational roots without the use of a calculator
Celebrate Pi day by eating a pie and learning where pi comes from and it's significance Review 7.1-7.3 No School for Students: P/T Conferences
8 am - Noon
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 7 Test Retake Unit 7 if needed Celebrate Pi day by eating a pie and learning where pi comes from and it's significance Class time to make up missing work and retakes No School for Students: P/T Conferences
8 am - Noon
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ No School for Students: P/T Conferences
8 am - Noon
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Final day I'll accept all third quarter work.

Border Barriers

Group picture analysis
Border Barrier Walls around the world a brief history

Walled in! - The inner German border wall video

Berlin Wall Speech - President Reagan's Address at Brandenburg Gate video (first half - through "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall!")

The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage
Complete discussion from Monday as needed

Essay: Although border walls are not a new thing, they have been on the increase since the year 2000. Do you think that border walls are ever justified, and if so, in what circumstances? If not, why not?

Use details from the videos and handouts to make your case. Due Thursday at beginning of class.
Class time to complete writing assignment from Tuesday. Essay is due tomorrow. Choosing three current events. Students will watch short videos about various topics, and then select four current events to study as we wrap up the year. Topics include:

*U.S. and North Korea
*Syria, Russia and the U.S.
*Modern space exploration
*Technology advancements and what it means for people
*U.S policy on the environment
*Global warming and the controversy
*China
*"Fake" News and what it means for you
*Other (be specific):

If you are absent, please write your top three on a half sheet of paper, and submit on your return.
No School for Students: P/T Conferences
8 am - Noon

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March 5 - March 9


Rachel Carson: Silent Spring
Vietnam War: Khan Academy
Dick Cavette's Vietnam: The First Television War

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Summarizing Warm-Up/-Viv Vocabulary Maps-vocabulary quiz is on Thursday this week.

If not finished with the vocabulary maps, due tomorrow.
Summarizing Warm-Up/SGO reading assessment-students read a passage, answer comprehension questions, and then complete a writing assessment Summarizing Warm-Up/Finish SGO reading assessment/-Viv Sentence Activity Summarizing Warm-Up/Review for -Viv Vocabulary Quiz/Take -Viv Vocabulary Quiz Engineering Open House Field Trip in the a.m.

Team Movie event in the p.m.: October Sky
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
7.1 - Identifying Irrational Numbers

Find the difference between a rational and irrational number

hw: pg 5-6 #1-18
7.2 - Converting Fractions and Decimals

Learn to convert fractions to decimals and vice versa

hw: pg 12-13 #1-24 odd
7.2 - Converting Fractions and Decimals

Continuing from yesterday's lesson as well as learning to convert repeating decimals to fractions

hw: pg 12-13 #1-24 odd
7.1-7.2 Quiz Engineering Open House Field Trip in the a.m.

Team Movie event in the p.m.: October Sky
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
7.3 - 3D Application of the Pythagorean Theorem

Learn to apply the Pythagorean theorem in a 3D application such as a cone and pyramid

hw: 7.3, #1-36
7.4 - Distance Between 2 Points

Learn to apply the pythagorean theorem on a coordinate plane and develop the distance formula

hw: 7.4, #1-18
Unit 7 Review

Review Unit 7

hw: study for the Unit 7 Test on Monday
Unit 7 Review

Review Unit 7

hw: study for the Unit 7 Test on Monday
Engineering Open House Field Trip in the a.m.

Team Movie event in the p.m.: October Sky
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ Engineering Open House Field Trip in the a.m.

Team Movie event in the p.m.: October Sky
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Rachel Carson: Silent Spring video

Written video reaction:

Describe how this information about DDT was received by the public in the 1960s, considering that it came from a woman.
Pros and Cons of the Vietnam War: Set up two column notes labeled Facts / Opinions. Write facts about the Vietnam War in one column, and your own or others' opinions about the war in the Opinions column, as we watch the three videos.

Vietnam War Overview: Khan Academy

The Draft: Pros and Cons (video) - Not available online.

Begin: Dick Cavette's Vietnam video
Finish viewing Dick Cavette's Vietnam and Fact / Opinion notes Choose ONE of the topics below, and respond in writing, using details from the videos we watched Tuesday and Wednesday.

Was the U.S. justified in going to war in Vietnam?

How was the war in Vietnam different from WW II?

How does the Vietnam War impact the U.S. today?

The Truman Doctrine states that the U.S. should do everything possible to stop the spread of Communism. Does that seem like a good policy for modern times?
Engineering Open House Field Trip in the a.m. (Students who remain behind will work on completing missing work).

Team Movie event in the p.m.: October Sky

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February 26 - March 2

Krannert Field Trip permission slips are due by this Wednesday for the Thursday trip to Mrs. Pece.
Look for University of Illinois Engineering Open House field trip permission slips to come home. No cost for the trip, students may buy lunch on campus, or sign-up for a school sack lunch. See permission slip for details.

Space Race: The Untold Story
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Summarizing Warm-Up/Bio Vocabulary Maps-students should finish by the end of class. Reminder that the book report project is due on Wednesday! Summarizing Warm-Up/Viewing The Diary of Anne Frank film/Book reports are due tomorrow! Collect book reports/Summarizing Warm-Up/Culminate viewing of The Diary Anne Frank Summarizing Warm-Up/-Bio Sentence Activity-please study for -Bio Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!/Culminating reflection activities for The Diary of Anne Frank film Summarizing Warm-Up/-Bio Vocabulary Quiz/SSR/Finish The Diary of Anne Frank culminating film activities
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 6 Unit 6 Test Pass back Unit 6 test and corrections Review Unit 6 for retakes Unit 6 Retake
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 7.1 - Pythagorean Theorem and its converse

Learn the pythagorean theorem and where it comes from

hw: pg 7 and 9
Unit 7.1 - Pythagorean Theorem and its converse

Learn to apply the theorem and its converse in a word problem
Unit 7.2 - 2D application for Pythagorean Theorem

learn to find the length of the leg or hypotenuse of a 2D right triangle using the pythagorean theorem

pg 16-20 #1-30 odd (due friday)
Unit 7.2 - 2D application for Pythagorean Theorem

Apply the pythagorean in the context of a 2D word problem

pg 16-20 #1-30 odd (due friday)
7.1-7.2 Quiz
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Review for Cuban Missile Crisis Benchmark exam to be given tomorrow. Cuban Missile Crisis Benchmark exam. Begin Space Race: The Untold Story Students will take 3-column notes by country: USA, Germany, Russia. What happened in each country? Finish Space Race video and notes The Women's Liberation movement and reaction paragraph
Students will watch a short video about the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and then write a short reaction to the video. The reaction can include thoughts about whether or not you think the movement was needed, or how you think the movement has impacted women of today.

There is an alternative assignment for students who miss this video. You will read a passage from the textbook, and then answer one of the questions above. See me for a copy of the book. (I needed to edit the video for the middle school level, so I cannot post a link.)

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February 19 - February 23

Missile Crisis: The Man Who Saved the World
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
President's Day - No School Finish The Diary of Anne Frank/Begin culminating questions p.412-1,2,4, 5,6, and 7-should be a paragraph. The rest of the questions should be complete sentences, adding necessary details Library Day-students should select SSR books-reminder that the book report is due next Wednesday, February 28th Summarizing Warm-Up/Anne Frank-interactive Secret Annex computer activity/Study for vocabulary quiz retakes Summarizing Warm-Up/Students may take vocabulary test retakes/Culminating activities for Anne Frank
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
President's Day - No School Unit 6.4 - Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination

hw: #1-20 odd
Unit 6.2-6.4 - Word Problems with Systems of Equations

hw: #21-28 odd
Unit 6 Review


Unit 6 Test on Tuesday (2/27)
Unit 6 Review


Study for Unit 6 Test
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
President's Day - No School Return Unit 6 test Retake Unit 6 Retake Unit 6 Introduce Unit 7
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
President's Day - No School https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
President's Day - No School The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Man Who Saved the World video and questions
Finish video and questions as needed.
Discussed.

Watched:
-Greensboro Four - Woolworth's
Sit-In
-Selma to Montgomery March
-JFK's Assassination - National Geographic

Watched video:
A Story of US: Millenium and took 10/10 notes:(10 surprising and 10 interesting notes)

This assignment must be made up at school during lunch. Video is not online.
Reviewed important events of the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War, then watched the following videos and discussed them.
-MLK Jr. Assassination - CBS Evening News
-Greatest Speech Ever - Robert F. Kennedy announcing the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

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February 12 - February 16

Emmett Till 1955 (PBS)
Historian on Emmett Till's accuser recanting story

Download file "Emmett Till Questions.docx"

Download file "2018 Winter Olympics Cartoon Analysis.docx"
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Summarizing Warm-Up/Pass back quizzes/Introduce new words, -mal-complete vocabulary maps by the end of class Summarizing Warm-Up/Reading and discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank Summarizing Warm-Up/-Mal sentences-please study for the -Mal vocabulary quiz tomorrow Summarizing Warm-Up/-Mal Vocabulary Quiz/Reading and discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Quiz
Unit 6.3 - Solving Systems with Substitution
Unit 6.3 - Solving Systems with Substitution

hw #1-20 odd
Unit 6.4 - Solving Systems with Elimination Unit 6.4 - Solving Systems with . Elimination NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Quiz
Unit 6.6 - Solving for 2 Variables Inequalities

hw pg 43-47 #1-10
Review Unit 6

study for the unit test
Review Unit 6

study for the unit test
Unit 6 Test NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Emmett Till (PBS) video

Historian on Emmett Till's accuser recanting story

Emmett Till Essay (see Emmett Till Questions document. Choose one.) Due Wednesday.
Think - Pair - Share: Are there any circumstances in which you think one person should be legally required to give up his/her seat on a bus or train for another person?

Montgomery Bus Boycott
Read & say something
Picture notes
Complete MBB notes as needed.

Emmett Till Essay due.
Cartoon Analysis: 2018 Winter Games.

Using your background knowledge write an analysis describing, explaining, and reacting to the cartoon. Describe the time period and what is happening in the cartoon including any symbolism. Explain the message that the cartoonist is trying to convey. Finally, react to the cartoon. What are your thoughts about it? Do you agree with the message? Why or why not?
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

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February 5 - February 9

Only a few tickets remain for the field trip to Krannert to see "La Belle" on Wednesday, February 7. The cost is $3.00, and students will be absent from school from 9:30 - 11:30 am. We are traveling by school bus.

Download file "Krannert La Belle Permission Slip.docx"
First Hydrogen Bomb Test
Duck and Cover
Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)
How to Protect Your Home and Family
Luxurious Underground Bomb/Nuke Shelters for the World's Elite
Residential Shelter in Place (FEMA)
Top 10 Life Forms that Would Survive Nuclear War
Brown v. Board of Education
NLCP Civil Rights: Little Rock Nine

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Summarizing Warm-Up/-Ben Vocabulary Maps-due by the end of class. In the time remaining, Anne Frank Act I Questions p.372-1, 2, 6, 7 Summarizing Warm-Up/Finish Anne Frank questions from Monday/Continue reading play adaptation of Anne Frank Library Day-students select new library books for their February book report-they need to tell me the title by Friday/-Ben vocabulary sentence activity Summarizing Warm-Up/Continue reading and discussion of Anne Frank/-Ben Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow and need to tell me February book report book Summarizing Warm-Up/-Ben Vocabulary Quiz/SSR and book report book selection
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 5 Test Retakes 6.1 - Graphing with Slope-Intercept form

hw #1-16 odd
6.1 - Graphing with Slope-Intercept Form

hw none
6.2 - Solving Systems Graphically

hw #1-12 odd
6.1-6.2 Quiz
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
6.1-6.3 Quiz review 6.4 - Solving Systems with Quadratics

hw pg 31-32 #1-18 odd
6.5 - One Variable Quadratic Inequalities

hw pg 36-38 #1-16 odd
6.5 - One Variable Quadratic Inequalities 6.4 - 6.5 Quiz
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/



SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Quick Write: If you had to go underground to wait out a bombing raid or nuclear attack, assuming you had food and water and your family, what three things would you take? Why?

Videos:
First Atomic Bomb Test
Duck and Cover
Survival Under Atomic Attack
Luxurious Underground Bomb Shelters for the World's Elite V
Videos:
Residential Shelter in Place (FEMA)
Top 10 Life FormsThatWould Survive Nuclear War

Short essay: Do you think that any of the videos we watched yesterday and today would prepare you and your family for nuclear attack? Explain your answer using details from the videos.
A History of U.S. pgs. 302 - 304 (Cold War)
and pgs. 306 - 309 (Red Scare) and answer questions on handout.
The Communism vs. Capitalism game

McCarthyism video
Brown v. Board of Education video

NLCP Civil Rights: Little Rock Nine video

7th Hour only:
QUIZ: Explain the difference between Communism and Capitalism. What was McCarthyism?

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January 29 - February 2

NOTE: UHS school counselors will meet with our students during 8th hour on Tuesday and Thursday to explain course choices and accept pre-registration materials. Please review your child's course selections before Thursday, and be sure to return material to school on Thursday. Courses can be first-come, first served, in many cases.

Thirty-two Divergent students will be attending a production of "La Belle" at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 7 from 9:30 am- 11:45 am. Cost is $3. Permission slips will be distributed through Social Studies class on Monday, and will be collected by Mrs. Pece. First come, first served!
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS LEWANDOWSKI
Summarizing Warm-Up/Overview of our Introduction to the Holocaust/Anne Frank pre-reading activities

***BOOK REPORT IS DUE TOMORROW
Collect January book reports/Summarizing Warm-Up/Begin reading and discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank play adaptation Summarizing Warm-Up/Continue reading and discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank Summarizing Warm-Up/Continue reading and discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank

LAST DAY TO TURN IN BOOK REPORTS, ARGUMENT ESSAYS, AND OPPORTUNITY FOR -JUR QUIZ RETAKES
Summarizing Warm-Up/-Jur Quiz retakes/Clips from The Diary of Anne Frank movie version
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 5 through Kahoot Review Unit 5 with a review packet Continuing from Tuesday Another day to review and last day to turn in any missing work from Unit 5 Unit 5 Test
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 6.1 - Solving quadratics

hw pg 7-9 #1-27 ODD
Review 6.1
Retakes for Unit 5
Unit 6.2 - The Quadratic Formula

hw pg 14-15 #1-24 ODD
Unit 6.3 - Creating and Comparing Quadratics

hw pg 23-26 #1-27 (due Monday)
Unit 6.1-6.3 Quiz

finish homework from Thursday
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Quick Write: Do you think there are any circumstances in which using an Atomic Bomb would be justified?

The Day They Dropped the Bomb: video and notes

Exit Question: Did watching the video change your opinion about Using an Atomic Bomb, or confirm your thinking? Explain.

1st hour: Begin lesson above
4th, 7th and 8th hours: Finish video and exit question

Auschwitz/Manzanar Comparison Essay is due.
1st hour: finish video and exit question

4th and 7th Hours:review for unit test Wednesday

8th hour: Meet with UHS Counselor
Unit Test over causes of WW II, Holocaust, Manzanar and vocbulary. Story of US: Superpower and video questions






8th hour: Meet with UHS Counselor
Make-up work day for hours 1st, 4th and 7th hours.

8th hour: Story of US: Superpower and video questions.

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January 22 - January 26

Remembering Manzanar
Oprah Winfrey and Eli Wiesel at Auschwitz
The Day They Dropped the Bomb
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
-Jur Vocabualry Maps-due at the end of class/Students are in Writer's Workshop for their argument paper. drafting their essays

*Jur Vocabulary Quiz is Friday*
-Jur Vocabulary Sentences/Students are in the Writer's Workshop for their argument paper, drafting their essays Library Day-students can select library books-their book report is due next Tuesday, January 30th

Continued work in Writer's Workshop on argument essays
Writer's Workshop on Argument papers-students garner feedback from teacher and make revisions

***-Jur Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow
-Jur Vocabulary Quiz

Writer's Workshop on Argument Essays-last day for students to make revisions and submit final argument essays
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Unit 5.5 - Solving Equations with Infinite or No Solution

Reviewing from last Friday

hw: none
Unit 5.6 - Solving Exponential Equations Review Unit 5.4-5.6 5.4-5.6 Quiz Correct quiz and review Unit 5 (test on February 2)
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Review Unit 5

Reviewing in class for the Unit test on Thursday
Review Unit 5

study for the test on Thursday
Review Unit 5

study for the test on Thursday
Unit 5 Test Unit 5 Retakes

Retakes are available if needed. Also the last day to turn in any missing homework for this unit
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
Four Perfect Pebbles
Read CH 8 and Afterword
Oprah Winfrey and Eli Wiesel at Auschwitz: video notes focused on conditions inside the camp. Japanese Interment Camps
Picture Analysis Talk, Write, Share

Remembering Manzanar: video and notes

Compare and contrast Nazi Concentration Camps, and Japanese Internment Camps EBA (due Friday)
continue work from Wednesday Quick Write: Do you think there are any circumstances in which using an Atomic Bomb would be justified?

The Day They Dropped the Bomb: video and notes

Exit Question: Did watching the video change your opinion about Using an Atomic Bomb, or confirm your thinking? Explain.

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January 15 - January 19


MONDAY TUESDAY 1:15 Dismissal WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
NO SCHOOL - M.L. King Jr. Day Argument paper-Writer's Workshop-Students collaboratively write an introduction and begin the process of outlining the paper. Students receive their vocabulary quizzes back and have the opportunity for an in-class retake on Friday. Argument Essay-Writer's Workshop-Students read and take notes on Scholastic Scope magazines as sources Argument Essay-Writer's Workshop-Students red and take notes on Scholastic Scope magazines as sources

***Vocabulary Retakes tomorrow in-class
-Cred Vocabulary Quiz Retakes

Students receive argument essay outlines and begin the process of drafting their essays
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
NO SCHOOL - M.L. King Jr. Day Review 5.0-5.3 Quiz Review 5.0-5.3 5.4 - Algebraic word problems

hw: pg 33 #1-4
5.5 Solving Infinite and No Solutions

no homework
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
NO SCHOOL - M.L. King Jr. Day 5.1 - 5.4 quiz 5.5 - Completing the Square for the Vertex

hw pg 37-38 #1-18 odd (due Friday)
5.5 Completing the Square for the Vertex 5.6 - Transforming Quadratics

no homework
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
NO SCHOOL - M.L. King Jr. Day https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
NO SCHOOL - M.L. King Jr. Day Surviving Bergen-Belsen Testimony video Four Perfect Pebbles (FPP) Chapter reading and ?s FPP catch-up day (due to all the absences associated with weather, vacations, illnesses.) FPP
CH 6 - 1,4, 8 hours

CH 5 - 7th hour

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January 8 - January 12


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Main Idea Warm-Up/Introduction of new book report guidelines/Discussion of "Oprah Golden Globes speech clip"/-Cred Vocabulary Maps-maps are due by tomorrow the latest 8th Grade Career Conference 8:45 - 11:45
Special Career-Oriented viewing of ESPN 30 for 30 Broke and questions 7&8th hours
Library Day-students will select their book report books and show it to me by tomorrow Students show me their book report books/Main Idea Warm-Up/-Cred Sentences/Read sports cheerleading article and begin to list pros and cons for the argument paper

***Study for -Cred Vocabulary Quiz
Main Idea Warm-Up/-Cred Vocabualry Quiz/SSR
MR. HO
PR-ALGEBRA
Unit 5.1 - Solving Equations by Combining Like Terms

hw: pg 16, #1-8
8th Grade Career Conference 8:45 - 11:45
Special Career-Oriented viewing of ESPN 30 for 30 Broke and questions 7&8th hours
Unit 5.2 - Solving Equations with the Distributive Property

hw: pg 21-22, #1-8
Unit 5.3 - Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

hw: pg 27-28, #1-12
5.0-5.3 Quiz
MR. HO
ALGEBRA
Unit 5.2 - Polynomial Operations

hw: pg 13-15, #1-24 odd, #25-28 all
8th Grade Career Conference 8:45 - 11:45
Special Career-Oriented viewing of ESPN 30 for 30 Broke and questions 7&8th hours
Unit 5.3 - Graphing Quadratics

hw: 20-23 #1-20 odd
Unit 5.4 - Factoring For Zeroes Unit 5.4 -
Factoring For Zeroes
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ 8th Grade Career Conference 8:45 - 11:45
Special Career-Oriented viewing of ESPN 30 for 30 Broke and questions 7&8th hours
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
The Holocaust slide show and discussion 8th Grade Career Conference 8:45 - 11:45
Special Career-Oriented viewing of ESPN 30 for 30 Broke and questions 7&8th hours
The Holocaust slide show and discussion The Holocaust

Finish slide show

EQ: What social, moral, or political lessons have you learned from this slide show?

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January 1 - January 5


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
School Resumes
THURSDAY FRIDAY
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL Introduction to Argument Unit topic, Competitive Sports-We begin to examine both sides of the issues, viewing video clips SNOW DAY Students continue to delve into the argument unit-they examine argument clips from "A Time to Kill" and formulate a claim and evidence about the topic of parents taking away phone, wifi as a punishment.
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL SNOW DAY
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL SNOW DAY
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ SNOW DAY
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL QW: What do you consider to be terrible things?

Define allegory - an extended metaphor where symbols are used to teach a lesson

Terrible Things read aloud and discussion
SNOW DAY The Holocaust
QW What do you know about the Holocaust? What do you want to know about the Holocaust? discussion

Begin slide show

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December 18 - December 22


1941-1945 The Homefront

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 12/20 - TUESDAY 1/2
WINTER BREAK. SCHOOL RESUMES 1/3/18
ELA
MS. LEWANDOWSKI
Team Event Celebration
PRE-ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Team Event Celebration
ALGEBRA
MR. HO
Team Event Celebration
SCIENCE
MS. SPENCER
https://sites.google.com/a/usd116.org/mrs-spencer-s-science-class/ Team Event Celebration
SOCIAL STUDIES
MRS. PECE
The Century: America's Time 1941 - 1945 Homefront VIDEO Team Event Celebration Wishing my students and their families a restful break, lively holidays, and renewed spirits.

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