8th Grade Social Studies

Vocabulary Quiz Moved to Monday 1/22

Words you will need to define (click the link).

Unit 3 Vocab Wall

HW 1/8 due tomorrow

1. What was the significance of the Panama Canal?
2. Why was it important to build a canal on the Panamanian isthmus?

1-3 Classwork & HW

Read the documents on pg. 10-13 and answer the questions that follow.

pg. 4-6 in workbook

You will select ONE document set to complete the graphic organizer on page 4. For the perspective part, you must explain if the perspective of the document states Manifest Destiny beneficial or harmful. In other words, does the perspective states expanding the U.S. is a good or bad decision.

According to _______(author)__________, Manifest Destiny was _____(beneficial/harmful)________ because (state the reasons from the document).

Manifest Destiny- a belief that America was destined to expand from coast to coast.

Essay due Wednesday!! -5 each day it is late!

Make sure to have your draft and rubric attach UNDER your published piece.

Peer-edit checklist (orange paper) and peer feedback (post-it) should be attached to your draft.


Mid-Unit assessment moved to 11/29
Essays due 12/6

Finish the RAFT outline from today’s class for Monday.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

Homework due 11.22

Complete page 173. Read the documents from pages 174-175.

Use the following resources to prepare for tomorrow’s Socratic Seminar

Blooms Taxonomy Guide to Writing Questions

Complete the worksheet for Thursday’s Socratic Seminar

Homework for 11/6

Next week we will have a Socratic Seminar discussing the following issue:

Is Refusing to Stand for the National Anthem an Appropriate Form of Protest?

Based on the reading, pick one side that you will argue. Identify and paraphrase the three main arguments for the side you selected.


The Socratic Seminar will count as a quiz grade for the 2nd marking period!