Thursday, May 26, 2022

8th Grade End of Year Video

 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Map of Australia

  


EQ: What are some of the major landforms of Australia? 

Engage:

  • Geography Now Australia

Explore:

Explain:

      Label the following on the map:

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Southern Ocean
  3. South Pacific Ocean
  4. Tasmania
  5. Great Sands Desert
  6. Gibson Desert
  7. Great Victorian Desert
  8. Tanami Desert
  9. Hamersley Range
  10. Great Dividing Range
  11. Flinders Ranges
  12. Nullarbor Plain
  13. Great Artesian Basin
  14. Cape York Peninsula
  15. Barkly Tableland

 Evaluate:

  • Label and color the map of Australia

Ken Burns The Civil War Days 3-5

 EQ: What issues led to the American Civil War?

Explore:

  •  Ken Burns: The Civil War Episode 1

Explain:

  1. Name 3 issues that led to the Civil War
  2. In your opinion, which of these 3 issues were most important?
  3. How could these issues have been resolved without a war?

Extend: 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa: Petra

 

EQ: What is the city of Petra?

Engage:

Explore:

  • Petra's Hidden Origin (45:00) Disney+

Explain:

  • Who made Petra?
  • Why was Petra abandoned?
  • How has Petra remained unchanged for so long?
  • When was Petra started?

Evaluate:

Ken Burns The Civil War Day 2

 EQ: What were the effects of the 1860 Presidential election?

Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Election of 1860
  3. Democratic Party
  4. Republican Party
  5. Abolitionist
  6. Secession

Explore:

Explain:

  1. In 1860, which political party was split over the issue of slavery?
  2. Why did some southerners support a movement for secession?
  3. Why did South Carolina call for a convention after the 1860 election?
  4. What was Abraham Lincoln’s initial political platform?

Extend: 

Monday, May 09, 2022

Ken Burns The Civil War Day 1

 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:

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?

Extend: 

 

sub-Saharan Africa: Foods of Africa

 

EQ: What are some of the traditional foods found in South Africa?

Explore:

  •  Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted Wilds of South Africa (Disney+)

Explain:

  •  What are some traditional foods Gordon discovers on his trip?
  • How are traditional foods cooked in South Africa?
  • Would you like to eat some of the foods that are made in the show?

Evaluate:

Vocabulary:

  • wetland
  • cloud forest
  • rural
  • river basin
  • tropical
  • desert

Friday, April 29, 2022

8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form

 Here is the link to order your shirt. This is only for 8th grade students. 

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