What is Happening in Class?
August 28th-September 1st-Class introduction, review of previous material, preview of this year's material, introduce the History Fair project.
September 4th-8th-Preview and go over Chapter 18, discuss and take notes on Chapter 18.
September 11th-15th-Go over the Lincoln Assassination and write an essay about it, receive the Chapter 18 study guide for next week's quiz, explain more about the History Fair.
September 18th-22nd-Take the Chapter 18 Quiz, Preview and go over Chapter 19, work on determining whether or not students will work in groups for the History Fair.
September 25th-29th-Discuss and take notes on Chapter 19, watch and discuss various video clips of the Old West including from the movie "Dances with Wolves", hand out and discuss the History Fair decision sheet.
October 2nd-6th-Do a computer simulation of 19th Century Plains Indian life, compare the conquest of the Plains Indians by the U.S. with the conquest of the Zulu tribe by the British, take the Chapter 19 Quiz.
October 9th-13th-Return and go over the Chapter 19 Quiz, discuss and take notes on Chapter 20, play the U.S. History review game, explain the History Fair mini-presentation.
October 16th-20th-Compare product advertisements from 2017 and the early 1900's, do a primary source packet about Chapter 20, work on the History Fair mini-presentation.
October 23rd-27th-Do History Fair mini-presentations, do Chapter 20 primary source packet essays, watch a video clip about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
October 30th-November 3rd-Finish the Chapter 20 primary source essays, do Achieve 3000 assignment, discuss History Fair sources assignment, begin taking notes on Chapter 21.
November 6th-10th-Go over History Fair source requirements, examine the U.S. government immigration test, go over the Chapter 21 study guide for next week's quiz, analyze a political cartoon about the Chinese Exclusion Act.
November 13th-21st-Chapter 21 Quiz (Gold-Monday, Purple-Tuesday), do gallery walk of photos and political cartoons to introduce Chapter 22, work on History Fair sources, discuss and take notes on Chapter 22.
November 27th-December 1st-Work on History Fair sources, introduce and begin working on History Fair digital note cards, do Progressive Era Gallery Walk part II (Purple Block only).
December 4th-8th-Brainstorm ideas and read about the process of creating political cartoons, work on creating a political cartoon about an aspect of Chapter 22, take the Chapter 22 Quiz (Gold Block only).
December 11th-15th-Chapter 22 Quiz (Purple Block), return and go over Chapter 22 Quiz, Geography Bee qualifying test (Purple Block), poem analysis (Gold I), work on History Fair sources and digital note cards.
December 18th-21st-U.S. History review game, Geography Bee qualifying test (Gold Block), Kahoot activity.
January 8th-12th-Go over presentation on thesis statements, begin worksheet to start writing a thesis statement, begin working on writing paragraphs for the final project.
January 15th-19th-Discuss and take notes on Chapter 23, finish creating thesis statement and project title, begin writing sections from research.
Mr. Roselund’s 8th Grade S.S. Information
Your child’s S.S. grade will be determined by a combination of tests, quizzes, and assignments/projects. Extra credit will be offered sporadically throughout the quarter but not in particularly large quantities.
Tests and quizzes- Tests and/or quizzes generally will be given every few weeks and will cover varying amounts of material. They will focus primarily on the important historical content of the chapter(s). All essays will be handed out well in advance to allow the student ample time to prepare for it.
Assignments/Projects- Assignments and projects may be done entirely in class, entirely outside of class, or a combination of both. Assignments will come in a variety of forms, including notes, answering content and critical thinking questions, narrative, analytical/argument and informational writing and artistic displays. They will be either collected physically or sent electronically and will be graded regularly. Any assignments that are not turned in will need to be completed during the Lion’s Den period.
The main project this year will be a history fair project. This will be completed (and graded) in stages over several months, with the final project being presented at Ridgewood in February. Much more detail about this endeavor will be provided soon.
I strongly encourage all parents and students to sign up for daily text message or email notifications through remind.com. The code for the Gold Block classes is ebc2a6 and the code for Purple Block classes is hgg89f.
If you have any questions, please contact me here at school.
Mr. Roselund- Social Studies
All students must:
-Each student will begin the 18-week semester with 12 class conduct points.
-Students can lose these points through misconduct.
-One point will be lost for minor incidents such as inappropriate goofing around, non-malicious inappropriate language, etc.
-Two points will be lost for major incidents such as repeated class disruptions, maliciously inappropriate language, pushing or tripping, throwing of objects, violating someone else’s property, disrespectfulness, or insubordination.
-Three points will be lost for severe incidents that require the student to be sent to the principal’s office.
-A call will be made home if a student has lost half of his/her points for the 18-week semester.
-A formal conference with the student, parent, and teacher will be requested if the student loses all of his/her points for the semester.
-All further problems will be directed to the dean.
All incidents will be documented in as much detail as possible.
If you have any questions please contact me here at school.