8th Grade U.S. History

Continuous Learning Plan for 8th Grade U.S. History—Coach Elliott

You should spend about 30 minutes per day school work from this class. You should be able to finish this work by the end of the week. You will need nothing from school (except a chromebook) to do these assignments. We will be working Mondays –Thursdays. I am planning on doing a Zoom meeting with the class on Tuesdays at 9:30 am. I will explain any assignments and answer any questions then. I will also have access to Remind App, direct text and school email Mondays – Thursdays 8:00-4:00 for any comments or questions. We can even arrange a private Zoom for any extra one-on-one instruction. You will submit work by email, or pictures of your work via Remind App or direct text. I can monitor online activity on Study.com, Quizlet, and other apps we will use for learning. Other items will be uploaded to my teacher page, and you can access them there. It will be imperative that you check your email and Remind daily. I recommend that you set up your school day just like we were at school, if possible. Do your classes in order from 1st period to last period, if you can. 

Week 1 – Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday
There are 5 lessons from Chapter 16 (Civil War) assigned on Study.com. They must be completed on/before April 11th. Watch videos/take notes before attempting quiz. Please have transcript/video open in another tab WHILE you take the quiz, so you can look back to help you answer. THE LESSONS ARE ASSIGNED SO YOU MAY START AT ANY TIME. ALSO, PLEASE DO THE OTHER ASSIGNMENTS BELOW DURING THIS WEEK FOR HISTORY AS WELL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, TEXT, REMIND, OR EMAIL ME AT ANY TIME. 

·      Monday—Please type a 3, 2, 1 about COVID-19 following this prompt: 3 things about COVID-19 that you would like to know more about, 2 things about COVID-19 that are interesting to you, 1 thing about COVID-19 that you can do to help.

·      Tuesday—study.com lessons

·      Wednesday— 10:30 am—Zoom Meeting. You will need whiteboard and dry erase markers (or paper and pencil/marker)

·      Thursday— study.com lessons

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Week 2 - Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday

·      Monday—work at least 30 minutes on Study.com, 5 lessons over Reconstruction after the Civil War. Lessons are due Saturday the 18th. 

·      Tuesday—Please research another time in American History when there has been a pandemic (which is what COVID-19 is). Write a paragraph summary about said time and be sure you include the dates of the pandemic, and details such as, was there widespread shut downs (as there are now), number of recorded cases, number of recorded deaths, how the pandemic started and what allowed it to end. Email your summary to me.study.com lessons. Also, work at least 30 minutes on Study.com, 5 lessons over Reconstruction after the Civil War. Lessons are due Saturday the 18th. 

·      Wednesday— 10:30 am—Zoom Meeting. You will need whiteboard and dry erase markers (or paper and pencil/marker). Also, work at least 30 minutes on Study.com, 5 lessons over Reconstruction after the Civil War. Lessons are due Saturday the 18th. 

·      Thursday— work at least 30 minutes on Study.com, 5 lessons over Reconstruction after the Civil War. Lessons are due Saturday the 18th. 

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Week 3 - Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday

·      Monday—work 30 minutes on study.com lessons. 3 lessons over Westward Expansion in America following the Civil War. 

·      Tuesday—Please review all of the battles of the Revolutionary War we have learned about this year. Choose the one that is your favorite and write a brief summary about that battle that includes dates, location, description of the battle, deaths and casualties, and why it is your favorite. Email your summary to me.

·      Wednesday— 10:30 am—Zoom Meeting. You will need whiteboard and dry erase markers (or paper and pencil/marker). Work 30 minutes on study.com lessons. 3 lessons over Westward Expansion in America following the Civil War. 

·      Thursday— work 30 minutes on study.com lessons. 3 lessons over Westward Expansion in America following the Civil War. TEST OVER THIS CHAPTER DUE BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. TEST WILL BE RELEASED TO YOU WEDNESDAY. 

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Week 4 - Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday

·      Monday—This week we begin our final project! It is a project that utilizes art, history, technology, and ELA! Please research leaders of early American leaders. You can choose any leader from right before we became a nation, OR leaders of our young nation, up to the Civil War. Be sure that when you find a leader you’re interested in, that you are able to find three reliable sources to collect information from, in order to complete the research paper OR power point, and skit. Once you have your leader chosen today, contact me and let me know who you have selected! Jump in and enjoy this project! The rubric will be on my teacher page.

·      Tuesday— work on Early American Leader project

·      Wednesday— 10:30 am—Zoom Meeting. American Leader Project discussion. Also, work on Early American Leader Project.

·      Thursday—Completed rough draft of research paper due 8:00 am.

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Week 5 - Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday

·      Monday—Completed Final Draft of Research Paper due by 4:00 pm

·      Tuesday— Zoom (Time to be Determined)--Take progress grade on power point and draw for presentation order. Also, work on Early American Leader project

·      Wednesday— work on Early American Leader project.

·      Thursday—Zoom (Time to be Determined)--Present power points. Also work on Early American leader project. 

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Week 6 - Office Hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday

·      Monday—Zoom (Time to be Determined)--progress check on skit and will draw for order of performance of skits. Also work on Early American Leader project. 

·      Tuesday— work on Early American Leader project

·      Wednesday— work on Early American Leader project

·      Thursday—Zoom (Time to be Determined)--Perform your skit.

·      All assignments can be modified by any intervention or enrichment activities deemed necessary

Remember, this is a work in progress! We will change the plan as need be! If there are assignments that do not work for you due to technical difficulties or lack of devices/internet, please reach out to me and we will figure it out. If all else fails, please text or call me directly during my office hours 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday, at (575) 760-5462. We got this!