Hello All! This week 7th graders with focus on learning the differences between political maps and physical maps. In addition, students will learn about the physical geography of the United States. During the week, the 7th grade classes will also focus on learning the location of the 50 states. Students have one homework assignment this week, and they are required to turn it in using their Edmodo account. Students can hand the assignment in any time before Friday, October 4th.
7th Grade Weekly Homework Assignment:
1. 7th graders will write a paragraph about a trip across the United States traveling from one coast to another. Students will choose their own route across the United States and tell the states that they will pass through. Students will also describe why they chose the route that they chose. Students are required to turn in the paragraph by Friday, October 4th using Edmodo.
2. 7th grade students should study for a geography exam on Friday, October 4th. The exam will cover key geography terms and concepts in their geography workbook, as well as the physical geography of the United States, and the location of the 50 states.
In 8th grade Social Studies this week students will be learning about the Civil War. Students will learn about the key events at the beginning of the war, and will begin to learn about life in the United States during this tense time in American history. Students will gather facts from historical documents such as letters from Civil War soldiers. In addition, students will look at Civil War slang and other interesting facets of Civil War life in the United States. Students have one homework assignment this week that must be turned in using their Edmodo account. The assignment is due on Friday, October 4th.
8th Grade Weekly Homework Assignment: Students will write a paragraph that must include key Civil War vocabulary, places, and people. In the paragraph students should describe key aspects of the onset of the Civil War that we have read about and talked about in class. The paragraph must be 5-7 sentences (minimum) and must be handed in by Friday, October 4th on Edmodo. Students may use their Chapter 16 Civil War workbooks to assist them,
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Mrs. Jennifer Hesseltine teaches United States History at the Malone Middle School in Malone, New York. When not at school, Mrs. Hesseltine can be found researching innovative ways to peak student interest in learning. Mrs. Hesseltine was recently accepted into the first cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators, the education initiative of TED Talks. Mrs. Hesseltine is also a contributing author of the Teaching Channel Blog, and has also contributed ideas to the TED-Ed Blog and Education Week Teacher with Larry Ferlazzo. Contact Mrs. Hesseltine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter @jenhesseltine.