Monday, December 2, 2013

Honors: Homework after watching Economics clips on 12/2

Homework:
1.       Do a survey of twelve different items that you own or are in your home. Then list the country in which they were made.
2.       Make a list of the jobs that your parents, friends or family friends have.
3.       Do they specialize in just one type of job or career?
4.       How long did they have to train to develop the skills that they need and use?
a.      Discuss with one or two of them the reasons why they do that particular job. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Honors: HD Revised Essay

IF I gave back your revised essay, please do the revisions suggested and highlight the changes on your revised essay.

If you gave me your revised essay today, I will look at this weekend and hand it back into you on Monday. Your homework will then be to revise it and hand it back in on Wednesday, please highlight the changes/revisions.

Periods 2, 4 & 6: Portfolio: Unit 6 - Early American Government (the booklet with Washington's face) needs to be signed by a parent and returned on Monday.

If you have any questions or discrepancies in your grade, please feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to respond in a timely matter. 

Most importantly,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Honors - History Day Revised Essay & Reminders

Thank you to all who have turned in their revised essays and actually revised them.
To those who just turned in a reprint of your first rough draft, please try again and please take note of the comments on the papers you turned in originally and do the revisions suggested.
If you still haven't turned in an essay, step to it. 

Please double check your spelling and grammar. Please redo your in-text citations in MLA format.

For example, if the following quote was taken from a book I wrote, "I would simply put the author's last name of the source I got the quote from into parentheses as well as the page number." (Yuen 7)

If you are still unsure of how to cite your source, there are resources in your History Day folder. If you would like further help, please feel free to come see me to make an appointment to receive assistance on your History Day paper.

If you still haven't turned anything in, I suggest you come in to see me as soon as possible so you can get the help you need to bring your grade up. (History Day assignments are worth more than chapter notes or classwork so if you really need to bring your grade up from an F to a C, I suggest spending time on History Day assignments that you still need to turn in.) 

Please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever. Click above on the "Contact" tab for contact information :)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Per 7 - Invention Notes

Use this form to take notes during the presentation. Click "submit another response" to fill it out again for the next presentation.
 

 After everyone has presented, answer the following question.

What invention do YOU think had the biggest impact on American life? You cannot vote for your own invention. Write down 3 -4 reasons from the presenter in the form below.

Invention Speech and Poster Notes

For each presentation, fill out this form. Click on "submit another response" after each presentation is done.

 After everyone has presented, answer the following question. 

 What invention do YOU think had the biggest impact on American life? You cannot vote for your own invention. Write down 3 -4 reasons from the presenter in the form below.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Honors: Bring your HD essay on Wednesday, November 20th

Please bring your History Day essay to class in our classroom on Wednesday, even if you're not done with it. Just bring what you have.

We will be going over it and doing a peer edit session that day with the substitute.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Periods 5 & 7 - Invention Project Reminder

We are in the computer lab on Monday in W-305


AFTER you are done with your research you will write a 3 paragraph essay.

The essay should include background information about the inventor and invention and how it worked.

Most importantly, your essay should also include how it impacted the lives of the people in America when it was first invented.

Template of essay:

Paragraph 1 - Introduction about inventor
Paragraph 2 - Information about invention - use your research notes
Paragraph 3 - How invention impacted American life (when it was first invented) - use your research notes.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Honors: Invention Project Reminder

The 5 paragraph essay about your invention should be emailed to me by Monday morning.


The essay should include background information about the inventor and invention and how it worked.

Most importantly, your essay should also include how it impacted the lives of the people in America when it was first invented.

If you are able to, please "share" your Google Document with me via Google Drive, if not, an attachment in an email will work just as well.

Once you've sent me the email, check your email again for your score/grade or look out for comments on ways to improve your grade.

If you have any questions, email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

P.S. We will work on the poster on Monday so do not fret about it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Computer Lab Reminder!

Hi y'all!

Periods 2 & 4 - Meet me at W-305 to continue the invention research project

Periods 6 - Meet me at W-304 to continue the invention research project

Periods 5 & 7 - Meet me at W-305 to start the invention research project


See you Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Honors: Computer lab reminder!

Hi y'all!


Periods 2 & 4 - Meet me at W-305 to start the invention research project

Period 6 - Meet in me at W-304 to start the invention research project

See you Wednesday!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Honors: History Day Essay reminder for Wednesday, November 13th

History Day Research Essay due Wednesday, November 13th

Please email me if you have any questions. I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. 

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Honors HW - due Friday, November 8th

Read, take notes and answer questions 1, 2, 4 & 5 for Chapter 7 Sections 1 & 2.

You will have a reading quiz on Friday.

Periods 5 & 7 - TEST on Friday, November 8th

What you need to know for the test tomorrow.

Review for Early Government Test on November 8th.


1. Name at least two responsibilities for the four departments of the cabinet, including the Defense, Justice, State and the Treasury Departments.


2. Describe George Washington's feelings on political parties in America


3. Name two beliefs of the Federalist Party and name one of its leaders.


4.  Name two beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party and name one of its leaders.


5. Identify which region of America supported the Federalist Party and explain why.


6. Identify which region of America supported the Democratic-Republican Party and explain why.


Click here to download a copy of the study guide

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Honors - TEST on Thursday, November 7th

What you need to know for the test tomorrow.

Review for Early Government Test on November 7th.


1. Name at least two responsibilities for the four departments of the cabinet, including the Defense, Justice, State and the Treasury Departments.

2. Describe George Washington's feelings on political parties in America

3. Name two beliefs of the Federalist Party and name one of its leaders.

4.  Name two beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party and name one of its leaders.

5. Identify which region of America supported the Federalist Party and explain why.

6. Identify which region of America supported the Democratic-Republican Party and explain why.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Period 5 & 7 - Visual Map

Election of 1800 Visual Map


  1. Draw an outline of the United States during the Election of 1800. 
  2. Draw the economies that were prominent in the North and in the South. 
  3. Label the political parties that were mostly in the North and in the South as well as who the party leaders were. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Honors - History Day Homework due Wednesday 11/6

The 3 body paragraphs that was due on Halloween was pushed to Friday, November 1st.

NEW due date for the 3 body paragraphs is THIS WEDNESDAY, November 6th.

The essay will be due THIS FRIDAY, November 8th.

If you need help, PLEASE come see me ASAP!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Honors - HW due Friday, Oct 25th

Read and take notes on Chapter 6, Section 2 and answer questions #1-4.

P.S. - Check your history day packet for due dates!

P.P.S. - Thesis and a list of 15 facts or quotes that support your 3 points that you plan to include in your project are due by Monday, October 28th.

P.P.P.S. - A LOT of you haven't turned in your thesis yet, please turn that in BEFORE you turn in your quotes.

P.P.P.P.S. - If you have turned in your thesis and I've handed it back to you to revise, please turn that revision in along with the old thesis so I can see what has been changed.

Thank you!!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Period 5 & 7 - October 17th

We read and took notes on Chapter 6, Section 1 in The Americans textbook.


  • George Washington and his creation of his cabinet.
  • The opposing views of Hamilton and Jefferson. 


The exit pass or ending assignment was to write a short answer (at least 5 sentences) to show your support for either Hamilton or Jefferson.

If you were unable to finish, bring your response on Monday.

Honors: Homework due 10/21

Email me your response to the following prompt.

Hamilton or Jefferson? 

Write 4 -5 reasons why you support either Hamilton or Jefferson.

Pick only one side, not both.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Honors - HW due Fri 10/18

Read and take notes on Chapter 6, Section 1.

Answer questions 1-5 at the end of the section.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

All - Study Guide for Constitution Unit Test (after Fall Break)

The following handouts will help you (or your student) study and get ready for the Constitution Unit Test - assessed after Fall Break. (The Tuesday and Wednesday we come back)

They were all given out in class, graded and handed back to the student by Thursday, October 3rd.

Clicking on the title of the worksheet/handout will lead you to a downloadable link. 

We the People Chapter 11: Articles of Confederation - know the disadvantages of the Articles of Confederation

We the People Chapter 13: Small States vs Large States - know what "equal representation", "proportional representation" is, and study questions 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.

We the People Chapter 14: Three-Fifths Compromise - know what "Three-Fifths clause" is, and study questions 4, 5 and 6

Federalists and Anti-Federalists (blue handout) - know what each group wanted and why

Constitutional Convention (green handout) - know what "bicameral" is and why it was important

Anatomy of the Constitution Reading Packet - know the structure, function and powers and identify the roles of the three branches of government, intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution

Bill of Rights Handout - know the rights that are granted by the Bill of Rights, know how it restricts the federal government

3 Branches of Government graphic organizer (filled out)- know the purpose and structure of the 3 branches

Checks and Balances (filled out) - know how the 3 branches check and balance each other and why it's important to have checks and balances.

If you have any questions, please email me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.



Honors - Homework due Thursday, Oct 3rd.

Classwork:

Three Branches of Government graphic organizer - click here to download a copy
Checks and Balances of Government graphic organizer (filled out) click here to download a copy

Essay Prompt for a five paragraph essay: (homework if not done in class)

Explain and describe the purpose and structure of the three branches of government. How do they check and balance each other? Why is it important to have checks and balances?

Homework:

Bill of Rights Poster/Brochure Assignment - click here for directions and rubric - due Thursday October 3rd.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Periods 5 & 7 - homework due Thursday 10/3

Three Branches of Government graphic organizer - click here to download a copy
Checks and Balances of Government graphic organizer (filled out) - click here to download a copy

Essay Prompt for a five paragraph essay:

Explain and describe the purpose and structure of the three branches of government. How do they check and balance each other? Why is it important to have checks and balances?

Bill of Rights Poster/Brochure Assignment - click here for directions and rubric - due Thursday October 3rd.

All - The Bill of Rights (9/30/13)

We learned about the Bill of Rights. Here is copy of the reading and worksheets that accompanied the discussion. Click here to download and complete the worksheet if you were absent.

Friday, September 27, 2013

All Classes: HW - 3 Branches of Gov't due Mon Sept 30th

Create a 3 column chart of the 3 branches of government - Legislative, Executive & Judicial.

Use the reading, "Anatomy of the Constitution" to help you with the answers.
If you've lost your copy, click here for another reading packet. 

Each column should have the following:

  • Name of branch
  • Purpose
  • Who is in that branch
  • Responsibilities and Powers
Honors: Using a triangle as your graphic, explain how the three branches of government check and balance each other's powers. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Periods 2, 4, 6 - History Day homework due!!

History Day notes due Thursday, September 26th. 

10 primary source notes/facts due
10 secondary source notes/facts due 

Remember to check your history day packets for the due dates! 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Periods 5 & 7 - HW: Constitutional Convention Essay due Thurs, Sept 26th


Due Thursday, September 26, 2013

Constitutional Convention Essay - Write a 4 paragraph essay to describe the controversies and compromises at the Constitutional Convention.

Introduction - Why did the Founding Fathers meet after the Articles of Confederation was established? Why did they want to replace the Articles of Confederation? Explain the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. 

1st Body - Describe the problems at the Constitutional Convention

* Representation - debate between the large and small states
* Slavery

You can also include the following controversies:
- trade
- taxes
- power of central government

2nd Body - Describe the solutions to the controversies/problems that happened at the Constitutional Convention.

Conclusion - summarize the above information and talk about the importance of the Constitutional Convention. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Periods 2, 4, 6 - Homework due Wed September 25


1. Constitutional Convention Essay - Write a 4 paragraph essay to describe the controversies and compromises at the Constitutional Convention. (if you didn't finish in class)

2. Chapter 5 Section 3 - Notes, answer questions 2-5, define: Bill of Rights and ratification. 

I haven't been marking down points for late homework but starting this assignment, for every day the assignment is late, I will mark down points. Please turn it in on time. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Periods 2, 4, 6 - HW due Sept 18th

Take notes on Chapter 5 Section 1 and 2.
Section 1 - Answer questions 3-4 at the end of the section.
Section 2 - Define the following terms:
  • Great Compromise
  • Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Federalism
Answer questions 3-5 at the end of the section

*Period 2 - please pick up your notebooks for your homework, otherwise turn it in on lined paper. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Periods 2, 4, & 6 - Declaration of Independence Classwork

If you went to the library to continue to research for History Day, please answer the following questions by Monday, September 16th. 


Please answer them in complete sentences. 


1. What were the reasons for writing the Declaration of Independence?

2. What are the four parts of the Declaration of Independence?

3. What arguments does the Declaration of Independence make in support of the colonies' independence?

4. What complaints did the colonists have against the King of Britain?

5. What is the purpose of government as described in the Declaration of Independence?

6. What does the Declaration say about people have the right to do if a government does not protect their rights?

7. What do the following phrases from the Declaration mean?

  • "all men are created equal"
  • "consent of the governed"
  • "self-evident"
  • "unalienable rights"

All Periods - Test Tomorrow! Friday, Sept 13th

You were given study guides today in class to help you study for the test we are having tomorrow in class.

If you lost your copy or didn't get one, CLICK HERE for a copy. 

The ones given in class were fill-in-the-blank but the one you can download from the link above has the answers to help you study. 

P.S. Periods 2, 4, & 6 - If you haven't already, click here for instructions for homework due tomorrow.(Fri 9.13)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Periods 2, 4, & 6 - HD Topic Due TODAY, Sept 11th

Topics were due today. 


I checked on you during class to make sure you had your topic. IF you were absent, you need to email me or comment below with your topic.

Again, you need to try to narrow your topic. Find a specific event to focus on. Civil rights is great, but it's too broad. Find an event you can focus on, what are the rights of that event? What were the responsibilities?

Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Periods 2, 4, 6 - American Revolution

watch the video here - on YouTube. While you're watching, answer the following questions.

...or not. I just really wanted you to check out the video. It's all for enrichment. :)

Crash Course Video  American Revolutionary War

  1. What was the strategy of British at the beginning of the war?


  1. What advantages did Americans have?


  1. What was the most important battle? Why?


  1. Who was the American’s general?


  1. What did you learn about Revolutionary War?


  1. Why did the slaves join the British? What were they promised?


  1. How were the Native Americans affected by the Revolutionary War?


  1. How were women affected by the Revolutionary War?


  1. What was so “revolutionary” about the American Revolution?


  1. What did Jefferson call for a “separation of”?


  1. What was the difference between the North and South states?


  1. Why was it considered hypocritical?


  1. What were some of the ideas of the Declaration of Independence?


  1. What changed after the Revolutionary War?


  1. What does it mean “birth isn't destiny”?
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...or not. I just really wanted you to check out the video. It's all for enrichment. :)

Periods 5 & 7: Crash Course video - American Revolution

Period 5 & 7 - We finished answering the rest of the Declaration of Independence questions from "We The People" (aka - the questions in this post.)

We watched a video clip about the American Revolution from Crash Course and answered questions.

If you missed today or were unable to answer all the questions, watch the video here - on YouTube. While you're watching, answer the following questions. 

Crash Course Video American Revolutionary War

  1. What was the strategy of British at the beginning of the war?


  1. What advantages did Americans have?


  1. What was the most important battle? Why?


  1. Who was the American’s general?


  1. What did you learn about Revolutionary War?


  1. Why did the slaves join the British? What were they promised?


  1. How were the Native Americans affected by the Revolutionary War?


  1. How were women affected by the Revolutionary War?


  1. What was so “revolutionary” about the American Revolution?


  1. What did Jefferson call for a “separation of”?


  1. What was the difference between the North and South states?


  1. Why was it considered hypocritical?


  1. What were some of the ideas of the Declaration of Independence?


  1. What changed after the Revolutionary War?


  1. What does it mean “birth isn't destiny”?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Period 5 & 7 - Declaration of Independence

We learned about the basic ideas about government that are contained in the Declaration of Independence, the arguments found in the Declaration of Independence that justify the separation of the colonies from Great Britain and why some colonists did not want to separate from Great Britain.


We defined the following terms in your notebook:

  • abolish
  • Loyalists
  • natural law
  • Patriots
  • self-evident
  • Tories
  • unalienable rights


The following questions were to be answered in your notebook and written in complete sentences. (Period 5 answered 1 & 2, Period 7 up to #3)

1. What were the reasons for writing the Declaration of Independence?

2. What are the four parts of the Declaration of Independence?

3. What arguments does the Declaration make in support of the colonies' independence?

4. What complaints did the colonists have against the king of Great Britain?

5. What is the purpose of government as described in the Declaration of Independence?

6. What does the Declaration of Independence say people have the right to do if a government does not protect their rights?

7. What do the following phrases from the Declaration mean?

  • "all men are created equal"
  • "consent of the governed"
  • "self-evident"
  • "unalienable rights"
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If you were absent or unable to answer the questions in class, please do them for homework and turn them in by Thursday, September 12th. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Honors - Library MWTH

Periods 2, 4 & 6 - We'll be in the library on Monday, September 9th, Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th to continue research for History Day. 

If I see that not everyone needs to use the library on Mon and Wed, then we'll come back to class on Thursday. 
In other words, make use of your time in the library to help you with your research. 
Otherwise there's not point in going to the library. 

!Reminders!
Topic is due on Wednesday, September 11th.
20 secondary notes/facts are due on Thursday, September 12th

Periods 2, 4, 6 - HW: Declaration of Independence

Using page 109 in your textbook (or using Google/Bing/Internet Search) - rewrite the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence into present day language. 
due Friday, September 13th

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sample pages of Cause & Effect Comic Book

First page/title page 
Page 2 
Page 3
Next pages...
Next pages...
Depending on if you're doing just the six that's required or if you're doing more, the pages will look different. 
Next
Last page/part 3/last requirement. 
And yes, the Acts and/or events should be in chronological order. 

Email me if you have any questions. 

P.S. I might have this due on Monday, Sept 10th. Maybe. Stay tuned for more details. 

Comic Book project sample





I will have samples pages of the project by tonight. 


Test Makeup Tuesday and Thursday - Action Period

 If you (or your student) missed the test, "Road to Revolution" on Thursday, September 5th, they have two chances to make up that test. 

They can come during Action Period on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after 7th period. 

. If they are unable to make it to either Action Period, then please contact me via email or phone and I'll see what we can do to help accommodate you.

Retakes for the test are also available during the same time.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Project - Road to Revolution - Cause and Effect Comic Book

Periods 5 & 7 have been introduced to the project on Tuesday, September 3rd. 

Periods 2, 4, & 6 have been introduced to the project on Wednesday, September 4th. 


The project will be due on Friday, September 6th. 
Please contact me if there is any questions. 

Students will have a chance to work on it in class on Thursday and parts of Friday.


2, 4, 6: Chapter 4 HW due Friday 9/6

Chapter 4 Section 2 

Define the following terms:
Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
loyalists
patriots

Answer question #2 - causes, ideas and results of Declaration of Independence

Chapter 4 Section 3

take notes on pages 116-117

Chapter 4 Section 4

start on page 121 subsection 3
Define: Treaty of Paris
Answer question #4


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Periods 2, 4, 6 - HW - Cause and Effect Worksheet

due Wednesday Sept 4

08/30/13 - 09/04/13

Cause and Effect Worksheet - link below to download

What were the causes of the following events?
What happened as a result?
Sugar Act
Stamp Act
Townshend Act
Boston Massacre
Tea Act
Intolerable Acts
Lexington and Concord

Protest Posters

Period 2, 4, 6 - HW 

Click here for instructions for the posters due Friday, August 30th.

If you don't have access to edline, click here for a link to the directions and rubric.

Contact me via the contact page if you have any questions.

Period 5, 7 - HW if not completed in class on Friday, August 30th


Click here for directions and rubric if it wasn't completed in class.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Period 2, 4, 6 HW - due 8/29

Click here for homework on edline

HW - due Thursday 8/29 - Ch 4 Sect 1

08/28/13 - 08/29/13

Take notes on Chapter 4 Section 1
Define:
  1. Stamp Act
  2. Townshend Acts
  3. Boston Massacre
  4. Sons of Liberty
  5. Boston Tea Party
  6. Intolerable Acts
  7. First Continental Congress
  8. Lexington and Concord Battle

Friday, August 23, 2013

Period 2, 4, 6 HW due 8/26

Click here for access to homework link (on edline)

OR just read below.
Read and take notes on Chapter 3 Section 4.
Define the following terms; French & Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act 1764 and Writs of Assistance.
Take note of the colonial response of the aforementioned terms.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hi!!

Hello, Welcome, Aloha, Lei Ho to Mrs. Yuen's 8th Grade Social Studies Class.

I'll be posting homework, classwork that turned into homework and other announcements on this blog. If you're unable to access edline, then you should be able to get the information here too.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Have a super awesome day!