Welcome to the 8th grade Social Studies website! Students, parents and guardians can use this website to see what we are learning in Social Studies class. You can also use this site to check on deadlines for major assignments and to check the homework each night.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HW for 11/30

Write a well developed, evidence based paragraph in which you compare the actions of Eisenhower to those of Faubus. Use the reading from today (p. 34) to gather your evidence.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HW for 11/29/11

Today you learned about Elizabeth Eckford's first day of school at Central High. Pretend that you are her and write a diary entry that describes the day. Your entry should include what happened to you as well as how you felt.

You may want include:

- how you felt when you realized the National Guard was not there to help you.
-why you did not respond to the reporter.
-what the mob sounded like and felt like.
-how you feel about trying to go back to school tomorrow.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Homework for 11/28

Watch a ½ hour of TV with the commercials or read a magazine and record 5-10 observations about how race is portrayed.

Make up your timeline if you have not done so already.

Look at the new class website, make sure you know how to check HW assignments. Show this to your parents. http://bcsgrade8ss.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Want to learn more about Jim Crow?

Check out the PBS website for more information, images and primary sources relating to, "the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow."


TImeline Assignment

On 11/23 you should have turned in your timeline. If you did not, make sure to do so ASAP.

Your timeline should include:
-all the key amendments we have learned
-all the key court cases
-major events relating to integration (Jackie Robinson, Emmett Till etc...)
-events relating to slavery and Reconstruction

HW for 11/23

Your HW this weekend is to catch up on sleep and come back on Monday ready to learn! However, if you did not turn in your timeline today, please complete that over the break. See the assignments tab for more information.

Monday, November 21, 2011

HW for 11/21

Read and mark the article, "New Doll Test Gets Ugly Results." After you finish reading, answer the questions at the bottom of the article on a separate sheet of looseleaf paper. This should be page 20 of your binder.

Also remember that on Wednesday your binders will be collected and graded.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Homework for 11/16

Tonight's HW has two parts. First, make sure you read and mark the text of the reading on Mendez v. Westminster (p. 10). Second, complete flashcards for the following key terms: prejudice, discrimination, NAACP, Murray v Maryland, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Mendez v. Westminster, integration.