Thursday, May 16, 2024

8th Grade Promotion Video

 

Student MSIP Survey

 This is a survey created by the state of Missouri for our 6-8 grade students. You are encouraged to answer the questions as truthfully as possible.


MSIP Survey

Monday, May 06, 2024

The Civil War

  EQ: How did sectionalism help lead to civil war?

 Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  3. Bleeding Kansas
  4. Dred Scott

Explore:

  •  Ken Burns: The Civil War (Prime Video) 

Explain:

  1. During the mid-19th century, southerners and northerners both had fears around slavery. What did many southerners fear? What did many northerners fear?
  2. What threatened to upset the “delicate equilibrium of power”?
  3. In the course of three months how many men died in Bleeding Kansas? How long did the events around Bleeding Kansas continue?
  4. In 1857 the Supreme Court refused to free an enslaved person. What was his name? What was the reasoning?
  5. At the end of the video, President Abraham Lincoln called the nation “A House Divided.” What did he mean by this?

Evaluate:

Extend: 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Sub Saharan Africa Map

  

 EQ: What countries inhabit the continent of Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What countries are in Africa?
  • What capital cities are in the nations of Africa?
  • What oceans surround Africa?

Evaluate:

  • Draw and Label the continent of Africa
  • Label all the nations in Africa
  • Label all the capitals in the nations in Africa
  • Label the Oceans around Africa
  • Color the map

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Talent Show Application

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Turkey

  

 EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What are the cultural elements that unite North Africa and Southwest Asia?
  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Sinai Peninsula
  3. Silk Road
  4. Mansa Musa
  5. Nubia
  6. Babylon

Extend:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Life in the West

 


EQ: What was life really like in the west?

Engage: Vocabulary

  • forty-niners
  • vaquero
  • missionary
  • reservation
  • Mormons
  • Oregon Trail
  • Santa Fe Trail

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was life like for farmers?
  • What events attracted settlers to New Mexico and California
  • What was life like for a miner?
  • Why were Native Americans forced onto reservations?
  • Why did Asians immigrate to California?
  • Why did Mormons relocate?
  • Who were America's first cowboys?

Evaluate:

McDonald County SOPE Facebook Page

 


Link to SOPE Facebook Page

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Palestine

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did Christianity become the world's largest religion?
  • How did Islam become the dominant religion in the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Sahara
  2. Giza
  3. Black Sea
  4. Fertile Crescent
  5. Sumer

Westward Expansion Day 5

 

EQ: How did the California Gold Rush impact the United States?

Explore:

Explain:

  • What impact did the Gold Rush have on westward movement?
  • Why is Kit Carson famous?
  • How did California secede from Mexico?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 15, 2024

Westward Expansion Day 4

 

EQ: What impact did Manifest Destiny have on the growth and development of the Us?

 Game Day:

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Israel

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What made Southwest Asia and North Africa and important area for trade?
  • How did Judaism begin?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. fertile
  2. Gaza Strip
  3. Nile River
  4. Dead Sea
  5. Golan Heights

Thursday, April 11, 2024

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Iran

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

  1. Arabic
  2. Aramaic
  3. Hebrew
  4. Kurds
  5. Berbers
  6. Persians

Explore:

Explain:

  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?
  • How have ethnic differences led to conflict in the Kurdish regions of Southwest Asia?

Evaluate:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Presidents 1824-1849

 


EQ: Which of these Presidents faced the most challenges?

Engage:

  • None 

Explore:

Explain:

  • Andrew Jackson easily won the popular vote. Why did he fail to win the presidency?
  • What was Jackson’s approach toward the Native population?

Evaluate:

Thursday, April 04, 2024

People and Culture of Southwest Asia: Egypt

 

Can you decode this hieroglyph? 




EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How has Egypt changed since World War II?
  • How does Egypt's past influence their present?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 01, 2024

People and Culture of Central Asia Day 2

   

EQ: How have political and religious changes influenced the cultures of Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What religious beliefs do the people of Russia and Central Asia have?
  • How has religious practices changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?
  • What food and arts are common in Russia and Central Asia?

Vocabulary: 

  1. gulags
  2. Cold War
  3. atheism
  4. Warsaw Pact
  5. minority
  6. diversity
  7. pogroms
  8. Silk Road
  9. cultural diffusion
  10. persecution

Evaluate:

Worksheet

7B Vocabulary Assessment

7C Vocabulary Assessment

7A Vocabulary Assessment

Westward Expansion Days 1-3

 EQ: What impact did Manifest Destiny have on the growth and development of the Us?

 Engage:

  1. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  2. Manifest Destiny
  3. forty-niners
  4. prospect
  5. empresario
  6. merchant,
  7. Gadsden Purchase
  8. abolition
  9. subsistence farming
  10. Santa Fe Trail
  11. California Gold Rush
  12. Oregon Territory
  13. Mormons
  14. Oregon Trail
  15. Donner Party

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was Manifest Destiny?
  • How did the US acquire the Oregon Territory?
  • How did the US acquire Texas?
  • What were the causes of the Mexican-American War?
  • How did the US gain control of the Southwest?
  • Who were some of the famous explorers of the western US?

Evaluate:

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

People and Culture of Central Asia Day 1

  

EQ: How have political and religious changes influenced the cultures of Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  •  How did Russia's diverse population develop?
  • How did the Soviet Union impact life in Russia?
  • What influences shape modern Asia?

Evaluate:

Worksheet

Vocabulary: 

  1. architecture
  2. Tatars
  3. Slavic peoples
  4. mosque
  5. colonization
  6. Rus
  7. Mongols
  8. Arab Empire
  9. caravan
  10. steppe
  11. glasnost
  12. capitalism
  13. assembly
  14. autocracy
  15. authoritarian

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Russian Empire

                              

EQ: Why did the Russian Empire Fail?

Engage:

  •  Review last lesson

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was the nickname of Ivan III?
  • When was Moscow founded?
  • What empire did Russia borrow religion and architecture from?
  • Who ruled over the Russians for three centuries until they were defeated by Ivan III?

Evaluate:

Challenges of Expansion

  

EQ: Did the benefits of expansion outweigh the costs?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did the Northwest Ordinance aid the expansion of the United States?
  • Which Northern states were added to the Union in the beginning of the 1800's?
  • Which Southern states were added to the Union in the beginning of the 1800's?
  • How did Native Americans react to the early expansion?
  • What was the American System?
  • How did transportation improve?
  • What economic measures supported the American System?

Evaluate:

  1. Land Ordinance of 1785
  2. Northwest Ordinance of 1787 
  3. Erie Canal
  4. market revolution
  5.  Gibbons v. Ogden
  6. National Road
  7. Adams-OnĂ­s Treaty  
  8. pioneer 
  9. McCulloch v. Maryland
  10. Tariff of 1816 
  11. meridian 
  12. Treaty of Ghent