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  • Welcome to 8th Grade American History!

     Materials: Please note each student needs 2 spiral notebooks for history: one for first semester and one for second semester. He/she will also need a folder, looseleaf, and pencil for this class. Please see the school supply list. Students can bring their posterboard directly to me.
      
     My class will emphasize critical reading, writing, and thinking through analysis and discussion of primary and secondary sources in an effort to find out what really happened in a given point in history.
     
    Thank you for visiting. Please email me if you have questions: jennifer.prescott@psd150.org
     
    No latework will be accepted 3 weeks after original due date.
     

                  Assignments 

     School Anytime/Anywhere: In case of no school the following is the 8th grade assignment.

    Many of the issues of the Progressive/Gilded Age are still issues we struggle to address today. Find a current event article from a reputable news source on one of the following issues and write a half page summary. Include the article TITLE, WEBSITE TITLE, and DATE POSTED. Then explain how we have made progress since the late 1800s-early 1900s and what we still need to work on.

     

    Immigration        Working Conditions          Adequate Housing             Political Corruption        Safety in Cities  

     

    Discrimination     Food and Drug Safety       Environmental Protection


    Regular Weekly Assignments

    Crosscurricular Civil War Research Paper Links

    Research Topics (and Requirements)

    Research Paper Dates

     Easybib Citation Site

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     Due Thurs. Dept. 12  Typed Detailed Outline of Civil War Research Paper
    Fri. No homework
     
    Mon. 9-16  Type paper.  Three page paper plus Works Cited page due Thursday. See assignment link above.
    Tues. 9-17  Type paper.  Three page paper plus Works Cited page due Thursday. See assignment link.
    Wed. 9-18   Type paper.  Three page paper plus Works Cited page due Thursday. See assignment link.
    Thurs. 9-19 Complete 16.2 key terms
    Fri. 9-20 Complete 16.2 for Monday