Wed/Thurs, March 14-15, 2018
1. 3rd Quarter Exam
2. Watch the buffalo hunt scene from the film Dances with Wolves.
3. Play the original Oregon Trail video game
*Tip: do NOT click the "Full Screen" option. This often crashes the game.
- After you finish the Westward Expansion unit, pick one of the following groups of people who lived in the West (topics) and complete one of the activities below.
- Look in the “Life in the West” unit on TreeOfEd (Tab 7 Moving West) or Chapter 16 in the History Alive! textbook (pages 212-228) to gather information about your group of people. You may use other resources (AHON Ch 13.4, web search, etc.) as well.
- Make sure to include information that describes
- Who are the people in your selected group
- Why they moved to the West
- Challenges they faced in the West
- How they impacted the history of the West
Topic Groups, Pick One:
Activities, Pick One:
1. Create a Comic Strip. Explain your topic in a color comic strip (think Garfield or Peanuts), complete with illustrations and dialogue bubbles/captions. Your comic strip needs to have at least 8 cells (boxes).
2. Monument. Design a monument that commemorates the impact that your group of people had on the West. (Investigate real life monuments in Washington, DC for inspiration.) Sketch the structure that you would build and write a description of your design. Write a dedication plaque that describes the highlights of your group’s impact on the West
3. Poster. Create a poster that describes your group and their role on the settlement of the West. Include text and illustrations.
4. Poetry. Write poetry that captures the content and feelings expressed by the people associated with your topic. An “Inside/Outside Poem” format would be ideal for this activity. Get the directions page from the teacher if you pick this option. Or write another style of poetry that is appropriate to describe your group.
5. Song. Write the lyrics (words) to a song that describes your group and their role on the settlement of the West. Then set the lyrics to the melody (music) of a well-known song. (Star Spangled Banner, any Disney song, etc.)
6. Digital Presentation. Create a digital presentation (prezi, powerpoint, etc.) that describes your group and their role on the settlement of the West. Include text and illustrations.
1. Lewis and Clark QR Expedition #19
- A. Start by reading the introduction page. Then do the Gateway map task on the #17 Westward Expansion map that you colored last week.
- B. Go out and explore the Milwee courtyard to find the QR codes for Elements, Friend or Foe, and Wildlife. Scan them with an iPad QR code reader and do the assigned tasks. There are 3 QR Tasks outside; the order of completion does not matter.
- finish for HW, if needed.
2. Study for the 3rd Quarter Exam: Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 & 15. Here is a study guide.
Thurs/Fri, March 8-9, 2018
1. History Handbook Unit 8 Westward Expansion initial ratings.
2. Manifest Destiny:
a widely held belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America.
* Review the Westward Expansion Map #17
* "American Progress" painting analysis #17 Backside
3. The Louisiana Purchase. #18
4. Florida Becomes a U.S. Territory #18
5. Study for 3rd Quarter Exam: Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 & 15. Here is a study guide.
(Monday is a 1,3,5,7 schedule. Tuesday is FSA Writes with a modified 1-7, Wednesday is a normal schedule)
***Pass out 8th Grade Activities Acknowledgement form. You must turn in a signed form by March 30th to be eligible to participate in any of the 8th grade end -of-year activities (including the 8th grade dance.)
1. Review Andrew Jackson T/F Statements #15. Turn in.
2. History Handbook Unit 9 Jackson Central Questions.
3. Test: Jackson #16
4. Finish Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain? double-sided poster about President Andrew Jackson. (See directions below.) Due by Thurs/Fri.
5. Westward Expansion Map. #17
Color and label the outline map using the completed map below as a guide. Use highlighters or color pencils to color the map. Finish for HW, due Thurs/Fri.