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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HW for 3/6

Finish reading and marking the text about the DREAM Act

Fill in the policy note catcher (page 54)

Monday, March 5, 2012

HW for 3/5

Finish reading and note catcher about current immigration policy.

Make sure your Ellis Island packet is complete and ready to be checked as well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HW for 2/9

Complete 4 paragraph comparative essay. Use binder pages 26 and 27 to guide you.

This will be handed in and graded.

HW for 2/8

Complete station packet. This is p. 24

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HW for 2/7

Complete any make up work. In particular make sure you have complete the questions on page 22 and the writing assessment about Irish immigrants

Study your flashcards for a quiz coming up sometime this week.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

HW for 2/2

Complete writing assessment on Irish immigration. See handout. This will be collected and graded.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HW for 1/31

Page 15. Look at the images ans write an evidence based letter from the perspective of one of the Irish immigrants displayed in the picture.

This assignment is due 2/2

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HW for 1/24

1. Complete reading and marking the text of the article, "Through Ellis Island."

2. Create flashcards for: Settlement house, nativism, assimilation, immigrant life in cities, transportation to the U.S. (steerage), deportation.

3. Add any additional details to your Ellis Island, push factors and pull factors cards.

4. Study for a quiz!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

HW for 1/20

Create flashcards for: immigrate, push factor, pull factor, Ellis Island. Make sure that you are able to explain the push and pull factors for European Immigrants to the United States.

Monday, January 16, 2012

HW for 1/17/12

Write a 1-2 paragraph reflection about the roundtables. What went well? What could be improved for next time?

Blog Update

Hi all, sorry for the pause in updates to the blog. This week I will be back on track and updating on a regular basis.