Write a paragraph describing The Columbian Exchange. Be sure to look at the picture and description on page 45 of your textbook to help you. You can also include such information as how this exchange began, and what were some of the pros and cons of this type of exchange. Your paragraph should be at least 5 sentences long. Please hand it in by Friday on Edmodo. I will be in my classroom after school every day this week...feel free to stop by to get your homework done!
This week in 8th Grade Social Studies, students will be learning about Reconstruction--reuniting the country after the Civil War, and rebuilding the South. Central to our conversations will be the idea of Civil Rights for all Americans. Students will be accessing primary sources online to gain first-hand knowledge of this time period in American history. There will be a quiz on Thursday, October 31st, and a weekly homework assignment due on Friday, November 1st. The assignment is listed below.
Your assignment this week is to write a paragraph describing the problems that our country faced after the Civil War. For example, you could include information about civil rights, segregation, reconstructing the South, or other ideas that you have read about. Your textbook has some great information along with pictures on pages 552-571. Feel free to use resources, like The Civil War Trust, to help you as well. Remember, your paragraph should be a minimum of 5 sentences (that is a short paragraph). I will be in my classroom every day after school this week. Feel free to stop by and get your homework done then! Let me know if you have any questions. Again, please hand it in on Edmodo...just press the "Turn In" button and write! Show Less