U. S. HistoryCauses of the Civil War Quiz Wed. April 9th
    We will have a quiz Wed. April 9th. Use your movie notes and Ch. 17 notes to review. Use the 1/3 sheet hand out for quiz review. Below is a copy of the review handout.

    Ch. 17 and ‘Division” Movie Quiz, Causes of the Civil War Review


    -Effects of Erie Canal on development of New York city & state

    -How does the cotton gin effect the economy of the south, cotton growing and the price of slaves

    -Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad- accomplishment, bounty for her capture

    -Compromise of 1850

    -Uncle Tom’s Cabin - How does this influence the North’s view of slavery?

    -Popular Sovereignty-
    -Fugitive slave law-

    -Bleeding Kansas- Why did 200 people get killed?

    -John Brown’s Raid at Harper’s Ferry
    What was his plan? What was the result
    -Secession- What states leave union? What event is the immediate cause?
      7th Grade GeographyAsia Country Project
      Students have begun working on a Asia country project. We will work in class March 18,19,20,21and 31. These will be presented to the class starting Tuesday April 1st. The project may be completed in poster, Keynote or Google docks form. Below are the directions the students are working from.

      Asian Country Keynote or Poster Project
      Choose from one of the countries listed below to complete your keynote project. Pages 582-584
      List all of your sources, web address or books. This list should be your last slide or on the back of poster.
      Brunei China North Korea South Korea Japan Bhutan
      Singapore Vietnam Cambodia Thailand Pakistan Indonesia
      Malaysia Laos Taiwan Mongolia Myanmar Philippines India Nepal Bangladesh Maldives Sri Lanka

      Keynote Requirements
      Slide 1- Title Name of the country and your name and period
      Slide 2- A Map that shows the region or continent of the world your country is in. List the countries or bodies of water that touch (border) your country
      Slide 3- a map that shows your country close up- This could show the capital and other major cities, rivers, etc.
      Slide 4-a slide that shows and describes the climate. This might tell the climate regions in the country, rainfall (precipitation), what summer and winter might be like, how hot and cold it might get on average. This might take 2-3 sentences. (You may want to use two slides for this.)
      Slide 5- a slide that shows and describes the landforms: Are there mountains, plains, good farm land? Write 3-5 sentences about these landforms. Include pictures from your country that show some of the landforms. (This may take more than one slide.)
      Slide 6- Make one or two slides that list at least six basic facts about your country. Some possibilities include: population, size, language, GDP, life expectancy...what ever facts you find interesting.
      Slide 7-11 + Choose two of the topics below (2 paragraphs per person in your group) Write a 6+ sentence paragraph on each topic you pick. If you have a partner, put your name with your paragraphs.
      language, farming, industry, traditions, religion, Art People, food, holidays or celebrations, culture, modern day, war traditional clothing,
      government, what the children do, History popular sports,
      Population, economy, wildlife (animals) vegetation (plants)
      Last Slide- List of all your sources

      Tips On Using Keynote
      1. Getting started- Double click on the Keynote icon on the bar.
      2. Choose a theme- Look at the choices of backgrounds. Highlight the one you like by clicking on it . Go to the bottom of your screen and click on the “Theme Button” SAVE OFTEN
      3. Adding slides- Near the top-left of the screen are large + and - buttons. Click on the +button to add each slide. If you add too many, high light one and click the - button to delete it. SAVE OFTEN !!!!! If you want several slides to have the same set up and background colors, select all these features on one slide then duplicate it. This is done by highlighting this slide in the left margin and holding down “command” and “d” button at the same time.
      4. When you are ready to work on a slide- Click on the slide you want to work on from the column on the left of the screen. It should appear in the main window.
      5. Adding Text (words)- Double click on the text box you want to enter information in. Begin to type. Spell check. SAVE OFTEN !!!!!!!!!!
      6. Changing size and color of text (words)- Highlight the text you want to change. Go up to the far right of the menu bar and click on the color button (It is a circle filled with colors) or font button and make your choices. you may also choose a different font. Make sure your choice is easy to read and at least size 36.
      7. Adding pictures- Find your picture, make sure your picture is appropriate for school. High light the picture and drag it to the slide you want it in . If this does not work, save the picture to your desktop. Open it again, then drag the picture to the slide. center and size your picture.
      If you have extra time- You may add background colors, and features to your slide show. Before you start this process SAVE AGAIN!!!!! It is easier to make a mistake here. Go to the top-right of the screen and click on the ‘ Inspector” button, the blue i. You should experiment a little. Color Background- Below the word Background is a box with arrow options. This gives you some options for background. Slide Transitions- The arrow boxes under the word Transitions gives you choices to effect your slides as they change from one to another. Speed- This adjusts the speed that the transitions occur.

      Poster Requirements
      Directions: Create an attractive, neat poster that includes the following items:
      1- Title Name of the country and your name(s) and period
      2- A Map that shows the region or continent of the world your country is in. List the countries or bodies of water that touch (border) your country
      3- a map that shows your country close up- This could show the capital and other major cities, rivers, etc.
      4-show and describe the climate. This might tell the climate regions in the country, rainfall (precipitation), what summer and winter might be like, how hot and cold it might get on average. This might take 2-3 sentences.
      5-shows and describe the landforms: Are there mountains, plains, good farm land? Write 3-5 sentences about these landforms. Include pictures from your country that show some of the landforms.
      6- list at least six basic facts about your country. Some possibilities include: population, size, language, GNP, life expectancy...what ever facts you find interesting.
      7- Choose two of the topics below (2 per person in your group) Write a 6+ sentence paragraph on each topic you pick. If you have a partner, put your name with your paragraphs.
      language, farming, industry, traditions, religion, Art People, food, holidays or celebrations, culture, modern day, war traditional clothing,
      government, what the children do, History popular sports,
      Population, economy, wildlife (animals) vegetation (plants)

      8. List of all your sources and glue it to the back of your poster.
        8th Grade HistoryTrimester Three - Term Project/ Presentation
        On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we will be at the library computer lab to begin this term's research project/ presentation. This will be due May 6, 2014. This will be worth 70 points , plus 25 points for a class presentation. Here are the directions below. I will be talking about this on Tuesday.

        History Project

        Select a topic that is connected to U.S. History. Some examples could be:
        people--explorers, presidents, inventors, military leaders, people who brought about change...

        events--wars, purchases, Oregon Trail, gold rush, various migrations,peace program, civil rights, slavery, cultural change...

        inventions--bridges, skyscrapers, roads, electronics, machines, steam engine, dams...

        Research your topic
        --using books, reference books, magazines, journals, web sites,interviews, documentaries/TV programs, textbooks...

        Use at least TWO SOURCES, and include them in a proper bibliography.

        Make your project
        --show me that you learned something. Ways that you can do this include reports, videos, posters, models, movies, web pages, news cast, dioramas...

        MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE SOME PERSONAL REFLECTION--write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...
        This should be half a page typed, double spaced, size 12 font.

        Each report must include the following:
        visual examples of your topic.
        information you have researched on the topic and put in your own words, written, spoken or on video.
        reflection- Typed on paper and turned in, write about what YOU learned, what this means to YOU, what YOU think about it...
        Formal bibliography of sources used both for information and any pictures used.
        easybib.com is very helpful in making formal MLA bibliographies http://www.easybib.com

        This report will be worth 70 points; 20 for the refection and bibliography, and 50 points for the project itself. Your project should represent about eight hours of work outside of school over the next eight weeks. You should be able to clearly understand your topic and be able to present your information to the class for two to four minutes.

        DUE DATE:__5_/_8__/__14_
        Trimester Project Grade Sheet
        2 pts. _____ Title
        3 pts. _____ Name, Period
        5 pts. _____ Biography
        15 pts._____ Visual Examples
        35 pts._____ Information
        20 pts._____ Reflection
        70 pts._____ Total
        _____ Grade
        25 pts. _____ Present to the class
          8th HistoryTwo Map Tests Next Week
          On Tuesday, March 18, students will have a map test on the western states.
          On Friday, March 21, students will have a map test on the eastern states.
          Each student is finishing up a U. S. map this Thursday and will have this to study from over the weekend and next week. Students will also receive blank practice maps tomorrow,Thursday, to help study. Below is a list of states that will be on each test.

          Western States List- Test Tuesday, March 18
          Alaska
          Arizona
          Arkansas
          California
          Colorado
          Hawaii
          Idaho
          Iowa
          Kansas
          Louisiana
          Minnesota
          Missouri
          Montana
          Nebraska
          Nevada
          New Mexico
          North Dakota
          Oklahoma
          Oregon
          South Dakota
          Texas
          Utah
          Washington
          Wyoming


          Eastern States list -Test Friday, March 21
          Alabama
          Connecticut
          Delaware
          Florida
          Georgia
          Illinois
          Indiana
          Kentucky
          Maine
          Maryland
          Massachusetts
          Michigan
          Mississippi
          New Hampshire
          New Jersey
          New York
          North Carolina
          Ohio
          Pennsylvania
          Rhode Island
          South Carolina
          Tennessee
          Vermont
          Virginia
          West Virginia
          Wisconsin
            8th HistoryThis week we will be making a states and capitals map. We will use this map to study for a states test. The Western States Test will be next Tuesday; The Eastern states Test will be on Friday before spring vacation.


            United States- States and Capitals Map Assignment
            Directions- Using the Map on pages 702-703, please complete the following;
            Neatly label and underline each state on the list below
            Neatly label each capital city listed below.
            Place a star at the location of each capital city.
            Color your map so that each touching state is a different color.
            Neatness matters!

            States and State Capitals
            Alabama - Montgomery
            Alaska - Juneau
            Arizona - Phoenix
            Arkansas - Little Rock
            California - Sacramento
            Colorado - Denver
            Connecticut - Hartford
            Delaware - Dover
            Florida - Tallahassee
            Georgia - Atlanta
            Hawaii - Honolulu
            Idaho - Boise
            Illinois - Springfield
            Indiana - Indianapolis
            Iowa - Des Moines
            Kansas - Topeka
            Kentucky - Frankfort
            Louisiana - Baton Rouge
            Maine - Augusta
            Maryland - Annapolis
            Massachusetts - Boston
            Michigan - Lansing
            Minnesota - St. Paul
            Mississippi - Jackson
            Missouri - Jefferson City
            Montana - Helena
            Nebraska - Lincoln
            Nevada - Carson City
            New Hampshire - Concord
            New Jersey - Trenton
            New Mexico - Santa Fe
            New York - Albany
            North Carolina - Raleigh
            North Dakota - Bismarck
            Ohio - Columbus
            Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
            Oregon - Salem
            Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
            Rhode Island - Providence
            South Carolina - Columbia
            South Dakota - Pierre
            Tennessee - Nashville
            Texas - Austin
            Utah - Salt Lake City
            Vermont - Montpelier
            Virginia - Richmond
            Washington - Olympia
            West Virginia - Charleston
            Wisconsin - Madison
            Wyoming - Cheyenne
              7th Grade GeographyThis week we will be demonstrating several of our map skills.
              Students will be making a map of Japan and Korea. This will be a free hand map, using latitude and longitude as a way to draw the map. The directions are included below.

              Map of Japan and Korea

              Directions: Use the latitude and longitude lines on the paper, as well as the maps on pages 5, 632, 634, 635 to draw the four major islands of Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Page 5 will help the most for drawing Japan.The goal is to place the islands and peninsula in the correct latitude and longitude locations. The shape does not have to be perfect! With pencil, lightly draw the outline of the islands and peninsula. Draw a Compass Rose showing the cardinal directions: North, South, East and West.
              With colored pencils color the land: Map page 634
              Green for low elevation 0-1,000 feet
              yellow for middle elevations 1,000- 2,000 feet
              brown/orange for high elevations 2,000- 5,000 Feet
              Red for higher elevations 5,000- 10,000 Feet
              Color the water blue

              Label the following items neatly:Map pages 5, 632, 634, 635
              Countries
              Japan
              North Korea
              South Korea
              Russia
              China

              Islands
              Honshu
              Hokkaido
              Shikoku
              Kyushu


              Cities
              Tokyo
              Kobe
              Sapporo
              Hiroshima
              0saka
              Seoul
              Pyongyang

              Water Bodies
              Pacific Ocean
              Sea of Japan
              Yellow Sea
              East China Sea
              Korea Strait

                U. S. HistoryChapters 10 and 11 Test on Monday.
                Students will have a test over material we have covered the last three weeks in class. Students will review Friday and should bring notes and completed review sheet to study from this weekend. Below is a copy of items on the review sheet.

                Chap. 10 & 11 Test Review Know this and you will do well.
                Vocabulary terms- tribute, impressment, alien, sedition, Barbary Coast, deport, blockade, war hawks

                -leader of the Federalist party
                -leader of the Democratic- Republican party
                -political party that believed government should be run by the rich, educated people
                - political party that believed government should be ruled by all the people, and favor the farmer
                - the XYZ Affair
                -election, tie for U. S. President
                - river that flows through New Orleans
                -U. S. buy the Louisiana Territory from whom
                -fears Jefferson had about Napoleon controlling the Louisiana
                -Louisiana Purchase _____________________ the size of the U. S.
                -Louisiana Purchase cost
                -Constitutional “power “ use to purchase the Louisiana Territory
                -Lewis and Clark Expedition started in ______________________
                -Farthest point L & C went west
                -Time and distance L &C traveled
                -Lewis and Clark was to fine out information on what topics
                -Lewis and Clark recorded information in what documents
                -Why did Hamilton and Burr have a duel
                -result of the War with Tripoli (Barbary Pirates)
                -war began on June 18, 1812
                -know the War of 1812. Include facts
                  7th Grade GeographyChapter 22, sec. 2,3 and 4 study guide due today. (buff colored, pages 594-604)
                    8th HistoryHomework this weekend, finish up Lewis and Clark movie paragraph for Tuesday turn in.
                    Directions: Lewis and Clark Paragraph
                    Using your movie notecard to help you with ideas, write a paragraph that includes at least six of the opinions, ideas, realizations that you noted. Organize your ideas in paragraph form. Proof-read for quality.
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                      7 th & 8th Graders- FEB. 27TH IS THE LAST DAY FOR LATE WORK FROM TRIMESTER 2.
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